Friday, September 23, 2016

DON'T FORGET TO PICK UP YOUR QUILTS!

Sunday, September 25th, 6 pm
Gmeiner Art & Culture Center
Bring your receipt!  See you there...
Tea Bags for South Africa!

    Please join us in saving your DRIED, USED, tea bags to be donated to Original T Bag Designs located in Hout Bay, South Africa.  This small business empowers local women and men to support their families by creating and selling art made from used tea bags.  Please check out their website at www.tbagdesigns.co.za or their face book page.  Last year Jennifer McCarthy, Bruce and I took a tour of Original T Bag Designs where we were given a cup of tea while we watched a short video presentation.  We then went to the back room where the employees proudly displayed their skills.  It was an emotional and inspirational tour which compelled us to support their efforts.   You can help by simply saving and drying your used tea bags.  We will do the rest--  (Pick them up, take the tea leaves out…) Bruce and I will be heading to South Africa in February and will take the tea bags with us. 
Thank you for your help!  Contact us with any questions. 
Debbie Smith

Friday, September 16, 2016

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, September 19th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  September 19th 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, September 9, 2016

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, September 12th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  September 12th 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.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, September 5th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  September 5th 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.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Countdown begins! 
One week from tomorrow, September 2nd, the 2016 Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild exhibit will open at the Gmeiner Art Center. 7:00 to 9:00 pm. There will be door prizes throughout the evening, lots of food, and a chance to get the first glimpse of this year's exhibit. The quilt to be raffled, made by MLQG members, and hand quilted by Marge Harris, will also be on display. Tickets will be available throughout the month of September at the Gmeiner Gallery. The quilts for Cancer - Dreaming of a World Without Cancer - will be available for sale as well. A $25 donation, going to the American Cancer Society, entitles you to take one of these 9" x 12" quilts home.