Tuesday, May 21, 2019

MLQG Board Meeting -- Saturday, May 25th

There will be an MLQG board meeting on Saturday, May 25th at Sylvia L.'s house, starting at 10:00 AM. Contact Sylvia for directions (her contact info can be found on your copy of the guild roster and newsletters).

All MLQG officers and chairs are urged to attend, and, of course, all MLQG members are welcome at any board meeting.

If you cannot make the meeting, but have something that you would like the board to discuss, please contact Sylvia L. or any other board member.

Friday, May 17, 2019

MLQG May Meeting

The May meeting of the MLQG will be held on Monday, May 20th at 7:00 PM at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center in Wellsboro, PA.

After the business meeting and our show-and-tell segment, guest speaker Pat Pauly will share a lecture and slide show on fiber art. She will also conduct a workshop on Tuesday, May 21st. Click here for details.

There is still room for a few more students in the workshop. Contact MLQG President Sylvia L. ASAP if you would like to sign up. Her contact info can be found on your copy of the guild roster and newsletters. If you are not an MLQG member, but are interested, use the "contact us" form on the right side of this blog, and someone will get back to you.

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Pat Pauly

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

One-Block Wonder Workshops

MLQG member Kathy P. will teach two workshops on the One-Block Wonder quilt in the upcoming months.

The first workshop will be held on Saturday, June 8th at the Wellsboro Community Center from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. NOTE THAT THIS SESSION IS FULL.

The second workshop will be held on Saturday, August 17th at the Elkland Library. There are still openings in this session.

The cost is $15 for MLQG members and $20 for non-members. The cost covers the fabric for the class, lunch, and water. The class is limited to eight students per session.

For members who are not familiar with the one-block wonder pattern, it is a method of stacking fabrics so that the repeats line up. This allows you to make a kaleidoscope effect with six layers of fabric. The six triangles can be make into different designs. Kathy is supplying the fabric because it will be easier for her to teach the workshop with everyone working from the same fabric design.

Kathy also recommends watching videos done by Jackie O'Brien prior to the workshop. Click here for the website.

To sign up for the August workshop or to get on the waiting list for June, contact MLQG workshop chair Ann K. Her contact info can be found on your copy of the guild's roster and newsletters.

Kathy P.'s One-Block Wonder quilt

Monday, May 6, 2019

Many MLQG Hands Make Light Work!

MLQG members gathered today at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center to continue working on the guild's 2020 raffle quilt. Today's task was to make the scrappy neutral blocks that will be the inner frame for the center's bright scrappy blocks.

Things are moving along nicely.

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Peggi Y., Barb A., Donna P., Sylvia S., Deb P., Susan McC.

Thanks to MLQG members who donated neutral scraps!

Susan McC., Donna P., and Peggi Y.

The start of some scrappy neutral blocks

Almost all of the neutral blocks were completed today!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, May 6th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday, May 6th at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

Guild members of all ability levels are also welcome to bring their own projects to work on during the monthly open sewing sessions at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held) on the first Monday of each month, 10:00 - 2:00, to work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting, crocheting, or embroidery.

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 use the "contact us" form on the right side of this blog.

At this month's open sewing, members are welcome to help with making blocks for the guild's 2020 raffle quilt. For more info on that, check the blog post from May 2nd. Of course, members may also bring their own projects to work on during open sewing.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Raffle Quilt Work Bee

At this month's open sewing session on Monday, May 6th, MLQG members are invited to work on the next stage of the 2020 raffle quilt. The plan is to make the needed neutral blocks for the inner border. This will be a great opportunity to learn how to make this fun block if you missed the first workshop! All MLQG members are welcome to participate. Bring neutral scraps (if you have some to share), sewing machine, rotary cutter/mat, and usual sewing supplies. You may bring your lunch or get lunch from one of the local restaurants. If you need more info, contact Susan McC.

When -- Monday, May 6th   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where -- Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center, Main Street, Wellsboro, PA

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Barn Quilt Workshop Photos

MLQG members had a great time at a recent barn-quilt workshop led by Suzi Parron. For more info on Suzi, you can check her website by clicking here.

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