Saturday, June 16, 2018

REMINDER -- Exhibit Entries Due June 30th

Just a reminder that entry forms for the upcoming MLQG exhibit are due by June 30th (just two weeks from today)!!

Click on the "2018 Exhibit" tab on the top of this blog page for all the details.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, June 18th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  June 18th 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 use the "contact us" form on the right side of this blog.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

MLQG "Christmas in July" Mini-Retreat

MLQG members are invited to a one-day mini-retreat at the (air-conditioned) Masonic Lodge on Kelsey Street in Wellsboro on July 28th (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM). Bring your own projects and get some ideas for quick gifts. Perhaps a demo or two. Enjoy lunch, door prizes, and a fun time with sister guild members. Space is limited to 20, so reserve your spot today. Cost is $10 for MLQG members, $15 for non-members and includes soup, salad, and water for lunch. Feel free to bring snacks to share. You can spend the day working on whatever projects you like -- your own quilts or perhaps an outreach block/quilt or get started on Christmas projects. It's never too early!

We will set up a table for "free" stuff -- if you have quilting/sewing/fiber-related magazines, books, supplies, fabrics, etc., that you would like to offer up for free, please bring them to the mini-retreat.

Signups for MLQG members are underway NOW. If you would like to attend, please contact workshop chair Anya T.  You may pay Anya at the June 18th guild meeting. or send payment to her by snail mail (see your newsletter or guild roster for her contact info). Full payment due by July 16th (cash or checks made out to MLQG). Full refunds for cancellations until July 16th. After that, if there is no wait list, you are responsible for finding someone to take your place or forfeit your payment. Signups for non-MLQG members will begin on June 19th.

If you know for sure that you will be bringing only handwork (binding, applique, etc) and will not require an outlet or large table space, please let Anya know. We may be able to squeeze in a few more than 20 members that way.

And if you know some non-members who have thought about possibly joining, but haven't yet, this may be a good time for them to "test drive" MLQG.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Happy Hour Sewing in Corning -- Tuesday, June 12th

Just a reminder that Happy Hour Sewing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12th at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 149 West William Street, in Corning, NY  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

This is open sewing time for MLQG members and other guests to work on their own projects or community outreach projects. Please feel free to join us for a fun-filled evening of sewing and sharing.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, June 11th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  June 11th 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 use the "contact us" form on the right side of this blog.

Note that there will be an MLQG board meeting starting at noon during this open sewing session. All MLQG members are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

MLQG Board Meeting -- Monday, June 11th

There will be an MLQG board meeting on Monday, June 11th at 12:00 noon at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center in Wellsboro. All officers and chairs are encouraged to attend.

And, as always, all MLQG members are welcome to attend and provide input. Come find out what MLQG is planning for the future. Your voice is important!

Monday, June 4, 2018

June MLQG Meeting Program -- "Row by Row" Quilts

The June 18th MLQG meeting will feature guild member Carrie S. with a trunk show and lecture on the New York State Row by Row Experience which began in 2011 with 20 quilt shops across New York State. Today thousands of stores in the US, Canada, and Europe welcome quilters who collect row patterns, then create stunning quilts with those rows … and no two are alike! Carrie will share her seven years of quilting row by rows along with variations from other friends from various “shop hops”.

The meeting starts at 7:00 PM at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center on Main Street in Wellsboro, PA. Guests are welcome to attend.

Carrie's 2017 "Row by Row" quilt