Friday, September 22, 2017

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, September 25th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  September 25th 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, September 21, 2017

Several guild members' quilts were accepted into the Art Quilt Exhibit in the Atrium at the Gmeiner Art and Culture Center. The exhibit will open during First Friday, October 6, 2017 from 5-7 pm, along with the Wellsboro Art Club exhibit in the main gallery.
These are only a sampling of the quilters and quilts you can see!

Louise Holder, Peggi Yacovissi(with Nancy Cooledge's piece), Kathy Plumley, Deb Dom, Kate Means

Have you been thinking about how you can help your guild?

Have you been thinking about how you can help your guild?

One of the best ways to enjoy Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild is to be involved and help make great things happen!  You can participate on any level you choose from being an officer or committee chair to working on a committee. 

The Nominating Committee is currently seeking volunteers to fill the following positions: TREASUER, NEWSLETTER, OUTREACH, MEMBERSHIP, NATIONAL SPEAKER/WORKSHOP, and HISTORIAN.

These are all one-year terms. New officers and chairpersons start their positions in January 2018.

Please contact Betty M., Sylvia L., or Susan Mc. before September 25th if you are interested in an office or chair or if you have a recommendation of someone we should contact about an open office or chair.

If you would like more information about a particular office or committee or if you would like to volunteer to work on a committee, please contact the current committee chair. 


Contact information is in your monthly newsletter.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

My Environment!  2018 Exhibit Challenge

When you think of what you are surrounded by, in your life, what comes to mind? Is it a chair you like to sit in, a room you frequent, a forest you walk? Is it people who are a part of you? A favorite pet or wild animal? Or is it more abstract - something within - that gives you joy and strength? What about your flower garden or your sewing room?
It can be large, but not too large(see size requirements) or it can be small. It can be practical or ethereal. You can search your time and space to arrive at your inspiration.
If you wish to discuss your ideas - I am happy to chat!
Kate Means
see roster for info
Mountain Laurel Guild - 2018 Exhibit
The Circumference of a Quilt
Guild Challenge - 84" MAXIMUM circumference
This is as big as your quilt can be.
Some examples...
Square - 21" each side
84 inches
Rectangle on side
18" w x 24" tall
84 inches
Rectangle - tall
24" w x 18" tall
84 inches
Panel
14" w x 28" tall
80 inches
Circle
21" across

September 18th, 2017 meeting



 
 Abby, from Tioga Homeless Shelter explaining the needs of the shelter, our choice for Christmas Giving this year.

Susan McConnell, Nominating committee chair, explaining openings for next year and asking for volunteers.  Would you help?


 
You could make this lovely table runner in the October 28th workshop that Anya is presenting - but sign up soon.  Contact Bonnie or Grace

Another beautiful quilt, hand done by Kim Cerrone

 Holly has finished the paper pieced top you've seen her lugging to retreats - Congratulations!

 Kate has been dyeing with plants again this fall - this is a Madder/Shibori piece

 Marjory Harris shows another beautifully hand quilted creation


 Speaker for the evening, Deb Smith gives a presentation for Original T Bag Design, located in South Africa.  The guild members have been saving tea bags for Deb throughout the year.



ATTENTION: ALL MOUNTAIN LAUREL QUILT GUILD MEMBERS

Betty M., Sylvia L., and Susan Mc. are working together on the Nominating Committee and are currently seeking volunteers to serve as officers and committee chairpersons for the guild’s 2018 term.
Positions that are open are as follows:
TREASUER
a. Shall be responsible for all fiscal matters of the guild and shall present a monthly report.
b. Shall prepare a yearly budget draft to be finalized by the board and confirmed by a majority vote of the members present at the January meeting.
c. Shall be authorized, along with the president, to sign checks.
d. Shall review the books, along with another member, before taking office.
NEWSLETTER
Shall be responsible for editing, publishing, and distributing the monthly newsletter in time to be received prior to the regular meeting.
OUTREACH
Shall oversee service projects approved by the board.
MEMBERSHIP
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.
NATIONAL SPEAKER/WORKSHOP
Shall schedule, publicize, and oversee a program and workshop with a quilter of national significance.
HISTORIAN
Shall maintain an archive of digital photographs and scanned articles of importance to the guild.
These are all one-year terms. New officers and chairpersons start their positions in January 2018.
Please contact Betty, Sylvia, or Susan before September 25th if you are interested in an office or chair or if you have a recommendation of someone we should contact about an open office or chair.

Friday, September 15, 2017

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

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  September 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/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.