Thursday, December 24, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, December 28th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  December 28th 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, December 21st

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  December 21st 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Monday, December 14, 2015

No Outreach Sewing in December 2015

Outreach Sewing is cancelled on December 21st, so that we can all prepare for the Christmas holiday.  Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Open Sewing in Corning! Happy Hour Sewing December 16th from 5-8pm

Wednesday, December 16th - Open Sewing Social Time in Corning!
"Quilters Happy Hour"
Join your fellow quilters for a few hours of social sewing time - bring any project you are working on, or just stop by for a visit! Carrie S. and Marcia A. are our hosts.
From 5:15 to 8:00 pm on the first and third Wednesday each month at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 149 West William Street in Corning.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, December 14th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  December 14th 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Nov 7th, 6:pm - December Meeting/Holiday Dinner

Annual Christmas Dinner! 
Monday, December 7th, 6:00 pm
Deane Center Lobby - Wellsboro PA
Bring a dish to share, your own place setting(silverware, plate), and a gift of either 2 fat quarters, 2 sewing gadgets, or a combination of the two. We will have "Show and Tell"!
Questions? Call Kate Means

Friday, December 4, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, December 7th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  December 7th 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Happy Hour Sewing Session in Corning! December 2nd and December 16th

Wednesdays,  December 2nd, and December 16th - Open Sewing Social Time in Corning!
"Quilters Happy Hour"
Join your fellow quilters for a few hours of social sewing time - bring any project you are working on, or just stop by for a visit! Carrie S. and Marcia A. are our hosts.
From 5:15 to 8:00 pm on the first and third Wednesday each month at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 149 West William Street in Corning.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, November 30th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  November 30th 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Monday, November 23, 2015

No Outreach Sewing Day in November

The Outreach Sewing Day on November 23rd has been cancelled, so that we can all prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 13, 2015

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

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  November 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/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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, November 9th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  November 9th 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Spring Retreat Info! March 10-13th, 2016

Spring Retreat at Watson Homestead, in Painted Post, NY
March 11th-13th with Extra Day Option (10th-13th)

Scheduled for March 11-13, 2016. Held at the Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center, 9620 Dry Run Road, Painted Post, NY 14870.  Arrive Thursday, March 10th, or Friday, March 11th and sew until 3pm on Sunday, March 13th! The Watson Homestead accommodations and food are top notch, and our sewing area in the main lodge lower level is large and well-lit with full-sized sewing tables and plenty of electrical outlets. The motel-style rooms have two double beds and a private bath, and are adjacent to the dining room and sewing area. In addition to the relaxing sewing and sharing, our retreats always include a few planned activities for entertainment!  This year we've added a new "bingo-style" quilting game, along with favorites like "Left, Right, Center"; sharing orphan blocks; door prizes; and a freebie table.  A masseuse will be available to provide massages for us - especially nice after a day spent at the sewing machine! It's always such a good time sewing, sharing, laughing, and relaxing together.

 Cost for a double occupancy room with 5 meals is $181 for Friday and Saturday nights, and you can arrive a day early (Thursday) for an extra $35 plus any meal costs.  Included in the set price are five meals provided by the retreat center: breakfast on Friday, three meals on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Plans are in the works for a potluck supper on Thursday and Friday. There is plenty of space in the fully equipped kitchen area for any snacks and treats we bring along!
More details will be forwarded to each participant regarding deposit (due in January) and meal updates. Contact Holly Morris or Carrie Smith. with any questions, their contact info is on your copy of the guild roster, Chiefhollymorris@aol.com; 610-836-1884

2 Nights in Motel-Style Room: Double $181; Triple $147; Quad $133 (single rooms are limited, $207)
2 Nights in dorm-style room with bathroom: $150; 2 nights in dorm-style room: $117

Option to arrive a day early, Thursday March 10th, for an additional $35 room fee, meals are extra

Friday, October 30, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, November 2nd

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  November 2nd 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, including 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Outreach Sewing Day - Monday, October 26

Outreach Sewing Day will be held on Monday, October 26 at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center from 10:00 until 2:00.  As always, all guild members are welcome and encouraged to attend.  This will be our last charity sewing day of 2015, so we will be working on finishing several projects in progress before the new year begins.  Bring your machine, sewing supplies, a bag lunch and a willingness to help.

Contact Dori S. for more information. (check your roster for contact information or comment on this blog post).

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Open Sewing In Corning, October 21st

Wednesday, October 21st - Open Sewing Social Time in Corning!
"Quilters Happy Hour"
Join your fellow quilters for a few hours of social sewing time - bring any project you are working on, or just stop by for a visit! Carrie S. and Marcia A. are our hosts.
From 5:15 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, Oct 21st at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 149 West William Street in Corning.

October Guild Meeting, Monday, October 19th


October 19th - Monthly Meeting - 7:00 - Gmeiner Gallery
Voting for the 2016 roster of officers and chairpersons
Ralph Wilston with a trunk show of quilts
Opening of the raffle for the 2015 quilt - $1/ticket
Drawing at the December dinner December 7th
Bring a friend!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, October 19

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  October 19 at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held).

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, October 12

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  October 12 at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held).

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, October 5

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  October 5 at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held).

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Modern Exhibit Reception

All MLQG members (and their friends) are invited to the closing reception for the modern quilt exhibit at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center in Wellsboro this Sunday, September 27th  2:00-5:00PM. 

There are 33 quilts on display, made by 16 quilters from the Twin Tiers (ten of whom are MLQG members). Voting for viewer's choice will continue until 3:00PM on Sunday, and winners will be announced with ribbons awarded shortly after the voting has ended.

Come celebrate the wonderful modern quilt exhibit!

The reception will be hosted by the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild! Thank you to guild members who are helping with this!

Monday, September 21, 2015

September Outreach Sewing Day - Cancelled

Due to a scheduling conflict at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center, Outreach Sewing Day on September 28th has been cancelled.  Please join us on October 26th from 10 am-2 pm to help finish up our charity projects for 2015.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, September 21

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  September 21 at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held).

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, Sep 21st

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  September 21st the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held).

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Outreach Sewing Day - Monday, September 28

Outreach Sewing Day will be held on Monday, September 28 at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center from 10:00 until 2:00.  As always, all guild members are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Bring your own charity project to work on, sewing supplies, and a bag lunch.

Contact Dori S. for more information. (check your roster for contact information or comment on this blog post).

Sunday, September 13, 2015

"Happy Hour" Open Sewing in Corning - Sept 16th, 5-8 pm


Open Sewing Social Time in Corning! 

"Happy Hour"

September 16th, 5-8 pm

  • Join your fellow quilters for a few hours of social sewing time - bring any project you are working on, or just stop by for a visit! Carrie S. and Marcia A. are our hosts.
  • From 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday,  September 16th at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 149 West William Street in Corning. 

Friday, September 11, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, Sep 14th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  September 14th at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held).

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

"Happy Hour" Open Sewing Social Time Tonight!


Open Sewing Social Time in Corning! 

"Happy Hour"

September 2nd, 5-8 pm

  • Join your fellow quilters for a few hours of social sewing time - bring any project you are working on, or just stop by for a visit! Carrie S. and Marcia A. are our hosts.
  • From 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday,  September 2nd at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 149 West William Street in Corning. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Cancelled for September 7th

The MLQG Open Sewing session at the Gmeiner has been cancelled for September 7th. Upcoming dates are September 14th and September 21st.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, August 31st

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  August 31st at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held).

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Outreach Sewing Day - Monday, August 24

Outreach Sewing Day will be held on Monday, August 24 at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center from 10:00 until 2:00.  As always, all guild members are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Bring your own charity project to work on or help work on one of the CONCERN quilts in progress.  You will need to bring your machine, sewing supplies, and a bag lunch.

Contact Dori S. for more information. (check your roster for contact information or comment on this blog post).

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Corning "Happy Hour" Open Sewing Event, August 19th


Open Sewing Social Time in Corning! 

"Happy Hour"

  • Join your fellow quilters for a few hours of social sewing time - bring any project you are working on, or just stop by for a visit! Carrie S. and Marcia A. are our hosts.
  • From 5:15 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday,  August 19th at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 149 West William Street in Corning. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, August 17th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  August 17th at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held).

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Annual Guild Picnic!

Just a reminder that the August meeting of the MLQG will be held August 17th and will be the annual picnic at Ives Run Recreation Area on Route 287 just south of Tioga, PA.
 
Note the early starting time -- 6:00 PM. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass, your own table service, and show and tell items. Family members are welcome to attend.
 

The picnic will be at the Lakeside Pavilion. After entering the park, drive past the boat launch, campground, and beach area all the way to the end of the road.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, August 10th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  August 10th at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held).

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Corning "Happy Hour" Open Sewing Event - August 5th and August 19th

Open Sewing Social Time in Corning! 

"Happy Hour"

  • Join your fellow quilters for a few hours of social sewing time - bring any project you are working on, or just stop by for a visit! Carrie S. and Marcia A. are our hosts.
  • From 5:15 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, August 5th and August 19th at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 149 West William Street in Corning. 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, August 3rd

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  August 3rd at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held).

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

2016 Art Quilts for ACS

 
"Dreaming Of A World Without Cancer"
 
The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will once again be quilting for a cause during the guild’s 2016 exhibit. Members are invited to help fight cancer by making an art quilt in memory of a victim, in honor of a survivor, or to simply raise money for the American Cancer Society of Tioga County. The rules are easy. Make a 9”x12” art quilt using the theme, “dreams”. Any style, color, technique, and ability are welcome. All quilts entered in the “Dreaming Of A World Without Cancer” category will be offered for sale at the price of $25.00 each during the month of the exhibit. All profits will be donated to the American Cancer Society of Tioga County at the close of the exhibit.
 
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
 

(Find all the latest information about the upcoming exhibit by clicking on the 2016 Exhibit tab at the top of this page.)

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A Message of Appreciation

Sue D. and Rochelle W., from Concern, an agency for foster care in Tioga County, presented a plaque to the guild in appreciation for the donated quilts made by guild members over the years. Dori S. and Lynn G., chairwomen of the guild's Community Outreach Committee, accepted the plaque on behalf of the guild while President, Kate M. , looked on. Sue expressed her gratitude to our guild members for their many years of supporting the Concern organization, and shared stories of how meaningful it is for a child entering foster care to receive a handmade quilt made for them by a caring member of the community. Learn more about the Concern organization through their website, www.concern4kids.org

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Guild Open Sewing - Community Outreach Projects


Come join us for this month's charity sewing and social event, at the Gmeiner Center on Monday, July 27th, from 10:00 - 2:00

We'll be putting together multiple lap quilts using blocks guild members have made over the last few months. We also have tumbler quilts kits to assemble. If you can’t bring your machine there is still plenty of ways to help out, i.e. cutting, sorting, pressing, putting kits together, etc. 


Many of the quilts will be donated to foster kids through CONCERN, a nonprofit child welfare agency in our immediate area and throughout the state of Pennsylvania. 


We’ll meet at he Gmeiner Center in Wellsboro. There is lots of room, and an iron and ironing board available for use. Bring your sewing machine if you are able, and a bag lunch. 


Contact Dori S. or Lynn G., Outreach Chairs, with any questions about our sewing plans. (Find contact information in the roster or comment on this post.)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

2016 Challenge Quilt Theme/Requirements

“Please, use your napkin!”

Guild members are asked to use their napkins for the 2016 challenge.  Use a paper napkin of any size, color or print as inspiration for your challenge quilt.

Quilts must have three layers, be either machine or hand quilted, and have a binding. 

Entries must be less than 36" at widest/longest point.  This includes embellishments that may be hanging off the edge of the quilt.

Quilts should have a hanging sleeve or another appropriate method for display.

Entries must have a label with the name of the maker and title of the quilt sewn securely to the back of the quilt.

The napkin used for inspiration shall be submitted with the entry, along with the proper entry form.

Enjoy the process of creating your challenge quilt!


(Find all the latest information about the upcoming exhibit by clicking on the 2016 Exhibit tab at the top of this page.) 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, July 20th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  July 20th at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held).

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Open Sewing Social Time in Corning, July 15th


Open Sewing Social Time in Corning! 

"Happy Hour"


  • Join your fellow quilters for a few hours of social sewing time - bring any project you are working on, or just stop by for a visit! Carrie S. and Marcia A. are our hosts.
  • From 5:15 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, July 15th at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 149 West William Street in Corning. 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, July 13th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  July 13th at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held).

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, July 6th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday, July 6th at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held). There will be no more Wednesday sessions at the Masonic Lodge.

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Open Sewing in Corning July 1st and 15th!



Open Sewing Social Time in Corning! 

"Happy Hour"


  • Join your fellow quilters for a few hours of social sewing time - bring any project you are working on, or just stop by for a visit! Carrie S. and Marcia A. are our hosts.
  • From 5:15 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, July 1st and July 15th at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 149 West William Street in Corning. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, June 29th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday, June 29th at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held). There will be no more Wednesday sessions at the Masonic Lodge.

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Community Outreach Sewing Day - June 22nd

Come join us for this month's charity sewing and social event, at the Gmeiner Center on Monday, June 22nd, from 10:00 - 2:00
We'll be putting together multiple lap quilts using blocks guild members have made over the last few months. We also have tumbler quilts kits to assemble. If you can’t bring your machine there is still plenty of ways to help out, i.e. cutting, sorting, pressing, putting kits together, etc. 
Many of the quilts will be donated to foster kids through CONCERN, a nonprofit child welfare agency in our immediate area and throughout the state of Pennsylvania. 
We’ll meet at he Gmeiner Center in Wellsboro. There is lots of room, and an iron and ironing board available for use. Bring your sewing machine if you are able, and a bag lunch. 
Contact Dori S. or Lynn G., Outreach Chairs, with any questions about our sewing plans. (Find contact information is in the roster or comment on this post.)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Mystery Quilt Submission Form

MLQG 2015 MYSTERY QUILT
DISPLAY FORM

Name: _________________________________________________

Quilt Title:  _____________________________________________

Quilter:  _______________________________________________

If for sale (Deanne Center takes 15%) Price:  ________________

Please share what you enjoyed most about participating in this
MLQG Challenge.

Remember to put a label on you quilt.

The 3” sleeve should be a split sleeve and should include a wooden rod.

Quilts will be displayed at the Deanne Center from September 6 till September 21.

____I have a quilt stand that I will allow to be used to display quilts.


Name ___________________________ grant permission for my 2015 Mystery Quilt to be included in the display at the Deanne Center in Wellsboro, PA.  There is not restriction on photography of this quilt by individuals for their own enjoyment.

Name __________________________  I understand that it is my responsibility to insure my quilt with my own insurance agent for off home site coverage.

Signature of displayer:  _________________________________
Date:  ___________________

Display form is due August 17, 2015 to Deborah Dom: 
53 Hemlock Circle  -  Wellsboro, PA  16901 (or at August Picnic)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Reminder -- Call for Entries for Modern Exhibit

Just a reminder that MLQG members are encouraged to enter their quilts in the Gmeiner's modern quilt exhibit in September 2015. The exhibit is open to all quilters within 150 miles of Wellsboro (as the crow flies). Since this is NOT an MLQG show, all quilters are eligible. Please pass the info on to other quilters you may know.

For information on entry requirements and details on the exhibit, please check the Gmeiner's website by clicking here.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Tonight's Guild Meeting Program: Andover Fabric Designer Gail Kessler "From Concept to Cloth"

June 15th Guild Meeting Program - Gail Kessler "From Concept to Cloth"


Gail presents a lively and informative talk regarding our favorite passion: Fabric! She discusses the how's and why's of fabric design concept, execution, printing, distribution, quality, and availability. Ever wonder why fabrics don't stay in stock longer, or who determines the trends? How does one become a fabric designer? Should I pre-wash or not? What are those little pin holes along the sides of my fabric? What are "gams"? All these questions and much more will be covered. Bring your questions - Gail will be ready for you! There will be show and tell (and items for sale if you like - let me know)

Gail is a former Marketing Director and current designer for Andover Fabrics, and a former Marketing Director of Benartex Fabrics. She owns Ladyfingers Sewing Studio in Oley PA, which is a BERNINA dealer as well as a 4000 bolt quilt shop. Gail is also a Craftsy instructor with three classes running with nearly 200,000 students enrolled. She has been published in virtually every major quilting magazine and has appeared twice on Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting TV show on PBS, and has lectured and taught quiltmaking nationwide and on several quilt cruises.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, June 15th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday, June 15th at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held). There will be no more Wednesday sessions at the Masonic Lodge.

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, June 8th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday, June 8th at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held). There will be no more Wednesday sessions at the Masonic Lodge.

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Guild Open Sewing in Corning

Can't make it to a guild sewing session during the work week? We have a solution for that!  Guild members and friends have been meeting on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings of each month from 5-8 pm for nearly two years at the Emanuel Lutheran Church at 149 West William Street in Corning. The church does not charge us a rental fee since several guild members are also church members, so in return the group tries to find opportunities to support the church programs.

Here's an update from Carrie Smith, the groups spokesperson:

"HAPPY HOUR SEWING NEWS!

Guess What – we are approaching our 2 year anniversary of this group sewing together after work. Can you believe it! Our first night was on June 19, 2013 and we worked on the MLQG Raffle Quilt.
In appreciation to Emanuel Lutheran Church for their generosity in the use of the Fellowship Hall, we are going to make them a raffle quilt in commemoration of their 100th year anniversary. Last night the group agreed on the design – a very simple 15” star block using bright batiks from our stash and the church is providing the white background fabric and the backing & binding. I will donate the batting and quilt it. The timing is quick, start & complete in June, so the church has July & Aug to sell tickets. Their 100th celebration is in September when they will be drawing the winner. Tickets will sell $3 for one or two for $5. Buy some tickets and you might be the winner of a queen size batik quilt that was made by you & your friends!

If you’d like to participate in making blocks just drop me a note and I’ll email you the instructions.

Here’s the plan:

Select your batiks and get them cut and bring them with you to the June 3rd Happy Hour.
I’ll have the white already cut for you when you get there.

We can work on the blocks together that evening just like we did the very first time we got together or you can pick up your white and work on it at home.

I’ll keep the finished blocks and on June 8th, Phyllis G. and I are making a run to Verna’s to purchase the fabric for the back & binding.

Our goal is to have all the blocks (we need 42) assembled by the June 17th Happy Hour or finish them up that night and maybe even get the top put together.

I’ll take it home and finish it up by the end of the month.

ALSO – on Jun 3rd we’d like to invite everyone to have their dinner with the group during the Happy Hour. Betty had a great idea of having a salad bar – everyone brings something. I hope Betty will bring beets since they go over so well with her other group. I’ll bring the lettuce, paper plates & such. This will be our ANNIVERSARY celebration! Please mark your calendar and plan to join us even if you don’t want to work on the quilt squares. It’s Happy Hour – who doesn't like that?

Friday, May 29, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, June 1st

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday, June 1st at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held). There will be no more Wednesday sessions at the Masonic Lodge.

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Charity Sewing Will Not Be Held On Memorial Day, May 25th

Not sewing at the Gmeiner Center on Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day. Charity Sewing will resume on the fourth Monday in June, come join us!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Door Prize for May 18th Guild Meeting


Effective at this month's guild meeting, the board has decided to make a change in how the door prize is given away each month. And that's a good thing for everyone who attends the meeting!

The tickets for the monthly door prize will no longer cost $1; they will be FREE to everyone who attends the meeting and stays for the door prize drawing. One ticket per person per month. This month the winner will receive her/his choice of charm packs (shown in the photo). The Moda "On the Wing" charm pack comes with a fun tape measure and the Moda "Horizon" charm pack come with a set of colorful straight pins.

The only way that you can enter to win is to attend the monthly meeting and make sure you get a ticket.

Grab a friend and come to the meeting on Monday, May 18th! You might go home a winner!


Friday, May 15, 2015

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

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday, May 18th at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held). There will be no more Wednesday sessions at the Masonic Lodge.

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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. And if the weather is iffy, only you can decide if it is safe for you to drive. Cancellations will be posted on the guild's blog/website/Facebook page.

If you need more info contact Susan McC., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Friday, May 8, 2015

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

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday, May 11th at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held). There will be no more Wednesday sessions at the Masonic Lodge.

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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. And if the weather is iffy, only you can decide if it is safe for you to drive. Cancellations will be posted on the guild's blog/website/Facebook page.

If you need more info contact Susan McC., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, May 4th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday, May 4th at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held). There will be no more Wednesday sessions at the Masonic Lodge.

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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. And if the weather is iffy, only you can decide if it is safe for you to drive. Cancellations will be posted on the guild's blog/website/Facebook page.

If you need more info contact Susan McC., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

April Outreach Sewing Event!



Come join us for this month's charity sewing and social event, a "Quilting Assembly Line" at the Gmeiner Center on 
Monday, April 27th, from 10:00 - 2:00


  

Friday, April 17, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, April 20th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday, April 20th at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held). There will be no more Wednesday sessions at the Masonic Lodge.

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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. And if the weather is iffy, only you can decide if it is safe for you to drive. Cancellations will be posted on the guild's blog/website/Facebook page.

If you need more info contact Susan McC., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Monday, April 13, 2015

MLQG Banner Update

Hand quilting of the individual blocks has begun...


More than 40 guild members made blocks for the guild's banner, and the blocks have now all been sewn together around a center panel that was made by one of the guild's founders, Mary Jane Ehlich, who passed away in August 2014. The center panel has been hand-quilted in a cross-hatch pattern by Angie Sykes, and now the rest of the banner needs to be quilted.

The plan is to allow guild members to hand quilt their own blocks, using whatever design they like, simple or complicated. The banner will be set up on a quilting frame at guild meetings and other guild events in the upcoming months, and guild members will be encouraged to quilt their blocks at these times. Thread and needles will be provided; however, guild members may bring their own if they like. If you need to, please bring a thimble of your choice. If you prefer to quilt with a small hoop, or with no hoop or frame at all, the banner can easily be taken off of the frame for that purpose.

We understand that not all guild members may make it to one of these events or may not wish to do hand quilting. Unfinished blocks will be quilted by volunteers, but we hope that most members will participate. Skill is not important here; what is important is participation by the widest number of members. The goal is to have the banner completed by September 2015. A big "Thank You" goes out to all MLQG members who have participated in making the banner, and to those who have volunteered to help finish it.

The banner will be set up for quilting at the open sewing and charity sewing sessions at the Gmeiner in April, as well as at the April guild meeting.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner in Wellsboro -- Monday, April 13th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday, April 13th at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held). There will be no more Wednesday sessions at the Masonic Lodge.

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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. And if the weather is iffy, only you can decide if it is safe for you to drive. Cancellations will be posted on the guild's blog/website/Facebook page.

If you need more info contact Susan McC., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner in Wellsboro -- Monday, April 6th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday, April 6th at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

MLQG's daytime open sewing sessions have officially moved to Mondays, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held). There will be no more Wednesday sessions at the Masonic Lodge.

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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. And if the weather is iffy, only you can decide if it is safe for you to drive. Cancellations will be posted on the guild's blog/website/Facebook page.

If you need more info contact Susan McC., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner in Wellsboro -- Monday, March 30th

MLQG's daytime open sewing officially moves to Mondays, starting on Monday, March 30th, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held). There will be no more Wednesday sessions at the Masonic Lodge.

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity 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. And if the weather is iffy, only you can decide if it is safe for you to drive. Cancellations will be posted on the guild's blog/website/Facebook page.

If you need more info contact Susan McC., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y. or comment on this blog post.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Vote for the MLQG's 2016 Raffle Quilt Pattern

Below you will find three pattern considerations for the MLQG's 2016 raffle quilt.  

Keep in mind that these patterns are examples only and not the actual patterns that the committee will be using. Sizes may be changed, borders may be changed or added, applique may also be changed or added as needed. 

Please vote for your favorite pattern by checking the appropriate box in the ballot box located in the sidebar to the right.  Comments or suggestions may be made in the comment section below this post or by using the "Contact Us" form in the sidebar to the right.  You may also contact Eleanor F, Susan Mc, or Chris C. with any comments or suggestions. (Find contact information in the guild roster).  

Voting will be open until Monday, April 20, 2015.  The winner will be announced at the April guild meeting. 


#1 Delectable Mountain Star

This quilt would most likely be changed from a square to a rectangle to better fit a queen size bed.



#2 Ohio Star Variation

This quilt could possibly have some sort of applique added to the border.  
It also would make a beautiful Christmas quilt.  Would making this quilt in holiday colors be something we should consider?




#3 Four-Patch with Applique Borders and Pillow Top

A basic four-patch would include all of our members in the making, from beginner to the most experienced!
Borders would most likely be added all the way around as well as more applique.



VOTING IS NOW CLOSED

THE WINNER IS... 

#2 Ohio Star Variation

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Changes in Daytime Open Sewing and Charity Sewing Sessions

MLQG's daytime open sewing and charity sewing sessions are officially moving to Mondays, starting on Monday, March 23rd, 10:00 - 2:00. The new location is the back room of the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held). There will be no more Wednesday sessions at the Masonic Lodge.

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on open sewing Mondays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month will be reserved for charity sewing. Since March 23rd is the fourth Monday, it will be a charity sewing day. Work on whatever outreach project you like.

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. And if the weather is iffy, only you can decide if it is safe for you to drive. Cancellations will be posted on the guild's blog/website/Facebook page.

If you need more info contact Susan McC., Dori S., Anya T., or Peggi Y.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Open Sewing at the Masonic Lodge in Wellsboro -- Wednesday, March 18th

Next Open Sewing Date
 Wednesday, March 18th -- 10:00-2:00

Finally -- spring is here! Come out and enjoy the day with fellow MLQG members at this week's' open sewing session at the Masonic Lodge in Wellsboro. All MLQG members invited.

Open sewing sessions are held every Wednesday (except for the fourth Wednesday of the month) from 10:00AM until 2:00PM at the Ossea Masonic Lodge on Kelsey Street in Wellsboro, PA.  All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend on these Wednesdays and work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. There is lots of room, and an iron and ironing board available for use. Dress warmly because the lodge can be chilly at first. 

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. And if the weather is iffy, only you can decide if it is safe for you to drive. Cancellations will be posted on the guild's blog/website/Facebook page.

The Masons have generously offered their space for us to use both for charity sewing and open sewing. If you know a Mason, please thank him and support the lodge's charitable activities when you can (pancake breakfasts, chicken/ribs BBQs, etc.)

If you need more info or directions to the Masonic Lodge, contact Susan McC,, Dori S., Anya T. or Peggi Y. (see your guild roster for contact info), or comment on this blog post.

If Wellsboro schools are closed due to weather, open sewing will be cancelled. If there is a two-hour delay, we will start at 10:30.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Door Prize Choices for March 2015 Guild Meeting




MLQG members who have been coming regularly to monthly meetings know that we have a door prize drawing, but new members may not be familiar with how this works.

It's fairly simple -- at the start of the meeting, a basket is passed around and members who wish to participate are asked to take a ticket, drop the matching one in the basket, and contribute $1 for each ticket. The winner is drawn later in the evening. The holder of the winning ticket gets to choose one of two prizes. This month's choices are a Moda "Horizon" charm pack with a quilty button or a charm pack of "Downton Abbey Lord and Lady Collection" fabric. Click on the highlighted links to see what fabrics are included in the charm packs.

Guild members who buy a ticket (or two or three) help support the various activities that the guild provides. Even small fundraisers like this help to keep costs down for everyone. Thank you to all who have purchased door prize tickets in the past and who will continue to do so in the future.