Friday, October 20, 2017

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, October 23rd

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  October 23rd 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, 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 comment on this blog post.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wonderful turnout for Monday's meeting! Here are just a few pictures from the event. Betty Neff, guild member, gave a presentation on how to create our own signature in our quilts.
Photos by Julie Stage, historian

Kim Cerrone shows a vintage quilt she purchased from Betty Neff

Peggi Yacovissi has completed her quilt of tiny squares


One last look at the Fall Retreat ladies

Louise Holder brought her interpretation of
the 4 block quilt

Publicity/Outreach for the 2018 Quilt Guild Exhibit
 Here are some of the small quilts, made by exhibit committee members

This small quilt will hang in the 2018 exhibit, explaining the Outreach project.
Designed and created by Kate Means

We are doing something a little different for this exhibit. It seemed a perfect match. Deb Dom, publicity chair, is asking that guild members create small quilts, with a circumference of 50 inches, or 11" x 14", with a sleeve and thin dowel, so it can be hung. These will be displayed in area businesses, with a card attached advertising our guild exhibit. The deadline for getting these to Deb is June 1, 2018. The quilts will then be made available for a nominal contribution of $35, at the Gmeiner Art and Culture Center. The proceeds from these contributions will be given to Seeds of Hope Partners, a local agency working with families that could lose their children due to financial hardship.
This is a way that guild members can help make our exhibit very special. For more information, contact Deb Dom or Kate Means.

Monday, October 16, 2017


 Susan McConnell (Top)
                                           Kate Means                    Peggi Yacovissi(Bottom)               Peggi Yacovissi



                                                                                 Louise Holder's pieces

Anya Tyson

                                                             Kate Means                      Kathy Plumley

Nancy Cooledge                            Deb Dom

Nancy Cooledge         Deb Dom            Kate Means

Have you seen the art quilts on exhibit at the Gmeiner Art & Culture Center? Stop by and support several of your guild members' work. Don't forget the monthly meeting tonight with Betty Neff at 7 pm. Photos taken by historian, Debbie Pascale.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, October 16th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  October 16th 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, 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 comment on this blog post.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Can you help???

The nominating committee has been working to fill the open offices and chairs for the upcoming 2018-2019 term. We thank those who have come forward to volunteer for offices and chairs! As of today, we have just two open positions...
MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
a. Shall keep a current roll of the membership with names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses and keep the newsletter editor informed of changes.
b. Shall collect dues and distribute membership cards.
c. Shall record member attendance at meetings.
d. Shall publish a yearly roster.
* Membership Chair should be filled by a member ("new or old") who attends meetings regularly. Computer skills and some basic knowledge of Excel are helpful with this position.
HISTORIAN
Shall maintain an archive of digital photographs and scanned articles of importance to the guild.
*Historian should be a member ("new or old") who attends meetings regularly. Knowledge of digital photography, as well as saving and sending photos electronically are helpful with this position.
Can you help???
If you are willing to fill either position for the 2018-2019 term, please contact Susan McConnell as soon as possible.