Saturday, September 29, 2012

A Few Reminders

The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild Exhibit at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center closes tomorrow (Sunday, September 30th) at 5:00PM. Guild members must pick up their quilts (bring your receipt) after the exhibit closes 5:00PM - 6:00PM . If you are unable to pick up your quilts at that time, you may send someone else to do it, but they must have your receipt with them.

The Beyond Jane open sewing session will be held at the lake house on Tuesday, October 2nd, 10:00AM - 3:00PM. All guild members are welcome to come and enjoy the company of fellow quiltoholics. Bring your stitching projects, your machine, and lunch. Come for an hour or all day. For directions, contact Anya T. or Susan McC. (contact info is on your roster), or just comment on this post and we'll get back to you.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Thank YOU For Helping!

Thanks to all of the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild members who donated a block, helped stitch or made whole quilts for CareFirst (formerly Southern Tier Hospice) this summer!  On September 12th I delivered 18 quilts and blankets that will give comfort and warmth to hospice patients this fall! 
Thanks again for helping!
Susan Mc., Outreach Chairperson

Monday, September 24, 2012

Charity Sewing Wednesday September 26th

Charity Quilting will be held this Wednesday, September 26th at the lake house 10:00AM - ?

The project this month includes working on Quilts of Valor. All guild members of all ability levels are welcome -- no need to bring fabric, just your sewing machine and a willingness to help. Stay for an hour or stay the entire time. Bring a lunch. Even if you've never attended one of the MLQG charity sewing sessions before, you can join us anytime!

For directions to the lake house, contact Susan McC., Dori S., or Anya T. You can find their contact info on the guild roster...or if you can't find your roster, just leave a comment on this post and we'll get the info to you.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Local Quilt Shop News

MLQG members visiting the Endless Mountains Quilt Guild show in Athens, PA this weekend report a couple of new shops have opened up in the area -- Shores Quilt Stop in Wysox and Friendship Star Quilt Stop in Sayre.

The last we heard, The Village Sampler in Big Flats may re-open with the new owner sometime in October.

And for those who may not have heard yet, Needles Quilt Shop in Wellsboro now has a new owner as well.

When you're out and about, be sure to visit and support the various great fabric shops that we have within easy driving distance (two hours or less) in every direction from Tioga County. To see a list of these shops, please visit the guild's website and click on the "links" page.

If you know of shops that are not on the list, please put the info in the comment section of this post.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Exhibit Opening Reception -- September 7, 2012

Some of the yummy goodies

As usual, it was a packed house!

Guests enjoying the show

More guests enjoying the displays

Gmeiner Director Anna W.

MLQG President Brenda E.

MLQG 2012 Exhibit Chairperson Dianne K.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Another Quilt Show in the Area

The Endless Mountains Quilt Guild will be having their show this upcoming weekend in Athens, PA. Click here for info. This was the show that was cancelled in 2011 due to the devastating flooding, but they're up and running this year!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Thank You!

A big thank you to Sue Knapp, owner of O'Susannah's Quilt Shop in Watkins Glen, NY, for a great program at the guild meeting last night. She showed us lots of new and exciting products and projects that she carries in her shop. Lots of inspiration. To see more, be sure to visit the shop sometime! It's just an hour away from Wellsboro.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

September Guild Meeting

The September meeting of the MLQG will be held on Monday, September 17th at 7:00PM at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center in Wellsboro, PA. The guest speaker for the evening program will be Sue Knapp, owner of O'Susannah's Quilt Shop in Watkins Glen, NY. As part of the program, Sue will have items for sale, so be sure to bring your wallet!

Guild members are reminded that the new membership year starts in September, so please be sure to pay your $15 dues promptly. If you do not pay by the November meeting, you will no longer receive the guild newsletter or benefit from reduced member rates for workshops, etc.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Another Opening of Another Show

Tonight's the night. 7:00PM at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center -- Be there or be square!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hard At Work

Some of our great volunteers working on getting the exhibit programs ready....

Tomorrow evening these tables will be filled with yummy food, punch, and wine...

The reception opens at 7:00PM, with a gallery talk at 8:00, followed by the winning of the door prizes! Everyone welcome! It's the social event of the season!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Three Days and Counting

 Just three more days until the opening of the MLQG 2012 Exhibit at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center in Wellsboro, PA. Everyone is welcome to attend the gala evening reception on Friday, September 7th, 7:00 - 9:00PM and view the gorgeous quilts. Door prizes and refreshments included!

A big "THANK YOU" goes out to all MLQG members who submitted entries, helped with registration and hanging, and assisted with any other aspect in preparation for this year's exhibit. Our guild is such a success mainly because of our dedicated volunteers who help with all sorts of things throughout the year.

And to entice you to come see the are a few photos of the preparations....

Hmmm...maybe a little bit to the, a little to the right...

I'm taking this one home with, you're not, I, I am...

Are we done yet?

After several long hours, the volunteers start to act names given to protect the innocent.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sneak Peek

The first few quilts to arrive...

and then quite a few more....

The walls of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center won't stay empty for long...

The exhibit opens Friday, September 7th with a gala reception 7 - 9 PM. Door prizes and refreshments! And of course, gorgeous quilts on display! Free admission -- everyone welcome!