First Ever LMQG Christmas Party

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The programme for our regular meeting on 4th December 2016 will be our Christmas Party.  We will be meeting at the Star Tavern at noon as usual and will probably finish at bit later at around 3:00or 3:30 p.m.

Our guest speaker will be the lovely Jenny Haynes from Papper, Sax, Sten, who’ll be showing us some of her gorgeous quilts.  (NOTE:  There will be no member show-and-tell.)

Jenny will be joining us for our delicious Christmas lunch, catered by the Star Tavern, and a small item swap.  There will also be a few other little treats for all attendees.

If you haven’t yet booked, please contact Donna on dmthornal@mac.com or 07538 715 785 right away for all the details.

2016 meetings

We have confirmed our meeting dates for 2016 and they will be as below:

Upcoming Guild Meetings for 2016:

  • Sunday, 10th January @ 12pm
  • Sunday, 7th February @ 12pm
  • Sunday, 6th March @ 12pm
  • Sunday, 3rd April @ 12pm
  • Sunday,8th May @ 12pm
  • Sunday, 5th June @ 12pm
  • Sunday, 10th July @ 12pm
  • Sunday, 4th September @ 12pm
  • Sunday, 2nd October @ 12pm
  • Sunday, 6thNovember @ 12pm
  • Sunday, 4th December @12pm

We meet at Star Tavern in Belgravia the first floor, usually on the first Sunday of every month. If you’d like to attend a meeting, please get in touch!

Are you visiting the festival of quilts?

If you are and fancy making a whole quilt for charity while you are there then please check out Gameofquilts.wix.com/gameofquilts.

Game of Quilts is about completing a quilt from the first cut to the last stitch on the label during the 7 hours that the Festival of Quilts is open each day. Bernina sewing machines, cutting and ironing equipment supplied on the stand.

 

Each day three teams, each with four members, will try to meet this challenge.

 

The quilts must measure no less than 48″ square.

 

The teams will have complete freedom over their designs but they will have been given instructions on how to construct the quilt top. This will be their starting point for a special quilt which will allow all the skills and talents of the members of the teams to shine.

 

Any style, technique and material is permitted as long as it is practical. The quilts will be donated to Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity at the end of the Festival.

 

The fabrics for the quilts to be supplied by the teams and the choice of colours is entirely theirs.

 

The teams will be working in full view of visitors so that they can watch their progress and engage in conversation.

 

This is not a competition and there is no knock-out of teams. All are winners in that they will have achieved something very special in aid of a very special charity.

 

You will receive a free pass in to the NEC for the day on which you are taking part in this event.

 

This event is supported by Twisted Thread/Upper Street Events.

 

 

Shopping

Just to let you all know that I have updated the Events page to not only include our meetings but details of shops around London so we have a permanent link to PoppyinStitches who has put a great resource together of shops across London.

I’ve added this to the blog as we get a number of enquiries from visitors to London so hopefully you will find this useful.

For our local readers, if you have any to add to this please let us know.

January Makes

Post prepared by Amanda

The January guild meeting was all about improv. Shevvy gave a talk about her use of improv techniques; she brought along a stunning set of quilts that illustrated her practice. A number of these quilts can be seen in this month’s mosaic. She has challenged the group to ditch the constraints of the prescribed block and start experimenting  with improv; some examples of experimental blocks can also be seen popping up in the mosaic.

The weather has taken a turn for the worse here in London, snow flakes have been seen, so it’s no surprise that not one but two hot water bottle covers have made an appearance in the flickr group.

Let’s hope next month’s mosaic brings more improv than hot water bottles!

Jan makes

London Modern Quilt Guild: November Makes

November’s meeting saw lots of great stockings being handed over to our charity committee, the stockings were off to St Thomas’s in London to help brighten Christmas day for those families who find themselves in hospital at Christmas with sick little ones. Special thanks to the East Midlands Modern Quilt Guild who also donated some beautiful stockings (apologies that I didn’t get a photo).

Nov makes 2014

Again there was a variety of quilting styles on display providing lots of inspiration for 2015. Looking forward to 2015 and the January’s meeting will see the results of the touch draw challenge. It’s not too late to enter…see the blog for details.

Thanks to Amanda for preparing this post.