Friday, April 28, 2017


Hershey Quilt Odyssey - Benedict Bus Trip
$85 prepaid
Friday, July 21, 2017
Phone: 570-724-5867
Fax: 570-724-5693
E-mail: maria@benedictsbus.com/tammy@benedictsbus.com
For more information on any of these tours, please visit our website at www.benedictsbus.com,
or call our office at 570-724-5867.
Benedict’s Bus Service
COST INCLUSIONS :
*Admission to the Hershey Quilt Odyssey
* Commemorative Pin
* Free Time at the Merchants Mall
* Family-Style Dinner at Fenicci’s Restaurant
* Hostess Service
* Motorcoach Transportation

PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING FOR CLASSES ONLINE:
TO REGISTER, CLICK “LOGIN” ABOVE AND FILL OUT “CREATE NEW ACCOUNT” BEFORE YOU SELECT ANY CLASSES OR LECTURES. IF YOU ALREAY HAVE AN ACCOUNT, JUST LOG ON TO IT FIRST BEFORE YOU SELECT ANYTHING. THEN PLACE YOUR MOUSE OVER THE “SHOW” ITEM IN THE GREY NAVIGATION MENU AND CLICK ON CLASSES / LECTURES, MEMORABILIA, ETC. TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES AND LECTURES OR TO ORDER MERCHANDISE.
Quilts and their designs have changed over time, reflecting their influences of geography, historical events, technological innovations, economic circumstances, ethnic traditions, and personal aesthetics. Pennsylvania has a rich quilting history, and is bound with a wealth of opportunities to discover this quilting heritage.
ITINERARY:
7:00 am Depart from Wellsboro
Available Pickups: Mansfield, Blossburg, Liberty, Trout Run, Williamsport
8:45 Fast food breakfast stop at McDonald’s in Selinsgrove
11:00 Arrive in Hershey, PA at the HERSHEY LODGE & CONVENTION CENTER.
Enjoy ADMISSION to the HERSHEY QUILT ODYSSEY and COMMEMORATIVE PIN.
There will be time to visit the MERCHANTS MALL, with more than 80 merchants in their diverse mall, with just about everything a quilter could wish for!
5:30 pm Depart for dinner
5:45-7:00 FAMLY-STYLE ITALIAN DINNER is included at FENICCI’S RESTAURANT, proudly serving the Hershey area since 1935.
10:30 pm Approximate return
NOTE: QUILTING CLASSES MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE, AND ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. ADMISSION COST IS INCLUDED IN THE QUILT CLASSES. PLEASE DEDUCT $10 PP, IF YOU BOOK A CLASS ONLINE
Hershey Quilt Odyssey
Friday, July 21, 2017
PAYMENT FORM:
Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call first to ensure availability and place your reservation. This form can then be sent in with your payment.
Name:     _________________________________
Address: _________________________________
               _________________________________
Phone:    _________________________________
Email:    _________________________________
NOTE: This trip is contingent upon 40 or more persons signing up for this tour.
Final decision will be made by June 21.
To make a reservation, please CONTACT:
Glenda McCarthy:
(570) 724-6365 OR (570) 439-3431
Or, send an email to: sewntess@frontiernet.net
Cost: $85 pp
Balance due: June 15
Please make checks payable and remit to:
Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild
4348 Route 660
Wellsboro, PA 16901

Friday, April 21, 2017

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, April 24th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  April 24th at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend the open sewing sessions at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held) on Mondays 10:00 - 2:00 to work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month is reserved for outreach sewing.

The purpose of these get-togethers is to spend time with other MLQG fiber fanatics and to learn from each other, no matter what we're all working on. Bring your projects, machine, and lunch. Stay for an hour or stay all day. Just be warned that if only a couple of people show up, we may pack up early and leave before noon. Cancellations will be posted on the guild's blog/website/Facebook page.

If you need more info contact Susan McC., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, April 17th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  April 17th at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend the open sewing sessions at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held) on Mondays 10:00 - 2:00 to work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month is reserved for outreach sewing.

The purpose of these get-togethers is to spend time with other MLQG fiber fanatics and to learn from each other, no matter what we're all working on. Bring your projects, machine, and lunch. Stay for an hour or stay all day. Just be warned that if only a couple of people show up, we may pack up early and leave before noon. Cancellations will be posted on the guild's blog/website/Facebook page.

If you need more info contact Susan McC., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

NO OPEN SEWING at Gmeiner -- Monday, April 10th

Due to scheduling conflicts, there will be no MLQG open sewing session at the Gmeiner on Monday, April 10th.

Join us again on Monday, April 17th!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


The Piecemaker Quilters of Elmira are having a quilt exhibit, celebrating 35 years, at the National Soaring Museum in Elmira NY.  Put these dates on your calendar!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Raffle Quilt Sewing at Gmeiner -- Monday, Apr 3rd

All MLQG members are invited to help sew the 2018 raffle quilt during the next open sewing session at the Gmeiner on Monday, April 3rd, starting at 10:00 AM. Just bring your machine and be ready to sew a few blocks. Fabric and instructions will be provided. Quilters of all ability levels can help make blocks. Just be sure that the 1/4" seam is accurate on your machine. There will be one extra machine if you don't want to lug your heavy one (let Louise H. know if you need to use it). 

Bring your lunch and spend fun sewing time with fellow MLQG members while contributing toward making the 2018 quilt beautiful!

If you have any questions, contact Louise H. (check your roster for her contact info).

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild 20th Anniversary
Quilt Exhibit - August & September, 2018

Entry Categories

1.  Large Quilt*                More than 270" around; intended for a 
                                             bed; machine quilted
2.  Large Quilt*               More than 270" around; intended for a 
                                            bed; hand quilted
3.  Small Quilt                 Less than 270" around; including throws, 
                                             lap and baby quilts
4.  Wall Hanging           No more than 160" around; intended for 
                                           wall display 
5.  Miniature & Misc    Small quilts(the blocks are small versions
                                           of large quilt blocks); quilted table runner;
                                           clothing; bags 
6.  Challenge                "My Environment"; a piece less than 84" 
                                           around
The Challenge, "My Environment", can be anything that you think of as "yours".  It can be large or it can be small.  It can be practical or ethereal.  You can search your time and space to arrive at your inspiration.

Guild members cannot enter more than 4 entries in the exhibit, including the Challenge category.  So, if you enter the Challenge, you may also enter 3 other entries.  Dowels will be requested for Challenge, Wall Hangings, and Miniatures that need to be hung.

*Members will be allowed one entry in the 2 large quilt categories.  So, if you enter a hand quilted large quilt, that will be your entry and vice versa.  

Entries must be completed after October, 2016.  An entrant must have paid the annual dues for the guild by March, 2018.