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Land O’Lakes QuiltersBy Lynn Young
Mark Saturday August 11 on your calendars! The LOL Quilters are having a Quilt Show beginning at 10 a.m. at the Northbrook Lions Hall (on Highway 41); there will be quilts, vendors, demos, refreshments, and stuff for sale. Come to the show and check us out.
The Land O’Lakes Quilters was founded in 1991 and is still going strong. The club’s goal is to support and promote quilting activities throughout the Land O’ Lakes area. I see it as an important social organization as it is a venue for ladies with a common interest to come together on a monthly basis; North Frontenac is a very large township and ladies come from Denbigh, Napanee, Madoc as well as Northbrook and Cloyne and the many country roads surrounding these towns. When one lives in the country, there are not as many opportunities to enjoy the fellowship of other quilters as there are in the city. This organization certainly does provide an opportunity to socialize, have fun, and learn.
The group meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. at Pineview Free
Methodist Church in Cloyne. Each
meeting provides a learning opportunity, a social time, and a
showcase for an individual’s creations. We offer various workshops
throughout the year, at a reasonable price, and usually work on one
large project throughout the year. This past year we worked on a
“Mystery Quilt” and in June participants brought in their
completed quilts, which had taken several months to complete. At the
beginning of the project the participants are only told how much
light, medium and dark coloured fabric they need. Over a period of
7 months each quilter was given only part of the pattern. They may be
instructed to make 24 light/dark flying geese or 12 half square
triangles but they are not told where that will go in the quilt. The
mystery is solved when they get the final directions on how to sew
all the units they have made together to make their completed top
The mystery quilts will be on display at the show.