Thursday, December 28, 2017

MLQG members should have received an email from Peggi, our new newsletter editor.  Please check for it- in your spam box if you don't see it in your in-box.  Reply to let Peggi know you got it.  January newsletter will be coming next week.  Thanks!

Saturday, December 23, 2017



A class in January, in Williamsport?
That Sounds like fun!



Saturday, December 16, 2017

Deb Smith was able to catch up on her tea bag organization, for Original T-Bag Design, so she will not be at the Monday Open Sewing session. She thanks all who volunteered to help!

Friday, December 15, 2017

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

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  December 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 comment on this blog post.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Sylvia Loveland, our noble Vice President, shared her version of a familiar Christmas poem at our annual Christmas dinner.  This is one you'll want to refer to often during this season!  Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.


Twas the Night Before Christmas or A Procrastinator’s Lament

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land
Quilters were panicked, needles in hand.

The cookies were baked, the pies were too
But there was much quilting yet to do.

The children were sleeping, the projects mostly done.
I was getting ready to finish the last-minute one.

Away to the sewing room I flew like a flash,
Tore open the cabinet, and went through my stash.

The moon through the window, looked sadly at me
And I heard him whisper, “You won’t finish, you’ll see”

When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
A kit I had forgotten; purchased last year.

A snowman wall hanging, all done up in blue
It was meant to be given to my dear Aunt Sue.

More rapid than a Janome on the speed of quite fast,
The snowman was appearing out of fabric at last.

I drew comfort from knowing I was not alone,
My fellow procrastinators: we all should have known.

Each year it surprises us, we think we have time,
But the UFO’s are still waiting, all in a line.

Some projects are simple, just finish a quillow,
Others not started, like a case for a pillow

One friend with a log cabin top of bright red
Alas, it will be next year before it finds a bed.

Another with tea towels appliqued with a bell,
They should have fringe too, but I’ll never tell.

No hope for those like me and others who tarry,
Next year at this time, we all know nothing will vary.

We’ll say to ourselves, “I’ll finish this soon,
Oh! How I wish I had started in June”

Now! Gammill, Now! Janome, Now! Juki and Pfaff,
When we finally catch up, Oh! How we’ll laugh.

So complete on time all those who prepare,
The rest of us will eventually get there.

And then in a twinkling, I heard a bell chime.
Oh dear! Oh mercy! Do I have enough time?

I caught a glimpse of that moon; on his face was a smirk.
But I threaded my needle and turned back to my work,

The morn was still dark as I finished the chore.
That silly old moon failed his prediction once more,

Quilters are special; their love knows no bounds,
Each one has their heart in work that astounds.

When you get a gift from a quilter, no matter it’s late
It might not be perfect with every seam straight.

But it comes with promise of love pure and simple,
Use it, abuse it, and don’t worry it’ll wrinkle. 

‘Cause I know the secret, and I’ll share it with you,
You can share it with others, for I tell you true.

It comes to us clear, as it does every year
The joy of our Christmas is in holding dear.

Our friends and our loved ones, those far and those near
And those ones in heaven, tho’ that brings a tear.

So Happy Christmas to all, next year I’ll to do better,
I’ll forget the last minute project and just buy a sweater.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Just a reminder that we will have open sewing this Tuesday, December 12th, at Emanuel Lutheran Church on West William Street, in Corning from 5:00-8:00pm.  Hope to see you there.  

Friday, December 8, 2017

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

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  December 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 comment on this blog post.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Free Motion Quilting on Home Machines: Basics & Beyond Aligning YOUR Free Motion Quilting Stars Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild ~ Saturday, Jan 20th 2018 

Learn the basics of free motion quilting on your home sewing machine. We’ll cover the fundamentals including pin basting, batting options, needle and thread choices, tension adjustments and other FMQ tips & tricks. We’ll take the mystery out of the process so you can finish your quilts at home. Several designs (echo, swirl, pebble, loop, paisley) will be discussed, drawn and stitched. Continuous Curve (Orange Peel) and McTavishing will also be presented.   Contact Sylvia Loveland for supplies list and/or more information.

Friday, December 1, 2017

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

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  December 4th 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.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


December Holiday Dinner - December 11, 2017, 6 pm
Bring a dish to share(not too big), your dinner place setting(plate, silverware, napkin), and something from the list below for our Tioga County Homeless Initiative gift exchange. See you there!

Christmas Party Gift Exchange
Our long-standing holiday tradition is to exchange gifts at our Christmas dinner meeting. We’ve traded fat quarters several different ways, some quite raucous! We’ve shared handmade decorations and sewing notions. At its recent meeting, the guild’s Board decided to try giving to others instead of to one another. We have many worthwhile charities in our communities which provide help to residents in need. The Board selected the Tioga County Homeless Initiative to be our gift recipient for 2017.
The Homeless Initiative operates a shelter in Whitneyville which can house up to sixteen individuals for periods up to 30 days. Dinners for the group are provided by a coalition of 13 local churches. Residents are away from the shelter during the day, in training, looking for work and for more permanent housing. Abby Thorborg, program director, spoke to the guild at the September meeting. She said that toiletries and laundry detergent are particular and on-going needs, and that towels are in short supply.
Funding for the Homeless Initiative is challenging. That’s where we can help. The $10 we each spend for a gift to a guild member will buy some much needed supplies for the shelter. Look through the list below and pick an item or two to bring to our holiday dinner. Of course, money is welcome, too. It helps pay for utilities, their small mortgage, and simple upkeep on the shelter house. Checks can be made out to Tioga County Homeless Initiative, and are tax-deductible
Toiletries: deodorant, razors, toothpaste, lotion, feminine products
Cleaning supplies: laundry detergent, bleach, toilet cleaner, sub cleaner, dish
soap, kitchen trash bags, big garbage bags, cleaning liquids, cleaning wipes
Paper products: plates, cups, napkins toilet paper, paper towels
Office supplies: paper, tablets, tape, pens, binders, file folders
Misc. Items: coffee, sugar, creamer, iced tea mix, drink mix (Kool aid type)

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Tea bags are needed for Africa's Original T-Bag Designs. Bring your used tea bags to the December 11th Christmas dinner. Deb Smith will also be collecting throughout the month. Contact her if you are unable to attend the dinner.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Canceled -- Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, November 27th

CANCELED
Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  November 27th 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.

Friday, November 17, 2017

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

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  November 20th 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.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

If you attended the October 28th table runner workshop, please bring your project for show and tell (it doesn’t have to be quilted and bound)!

If you did anything to help with this year’s quilt - cutting, sewing, pressing, encouraging, piecing, quilting - please come to the November meeting a little early (6:30 pm). We want to get a photo of all of the people who worked on this project. Thanks! Kate
November 20, 2017 MLQG Monthly Meeting 7 PM Gmeiner Art Center, Wellsboro PA 
Moda Bake Shop Lecture and Trunk Show by Karen Miller(90-120 minutes) The Moda Bake Shop gave me a jump start in the industry and I continue to design and publish for them once or twice a year. This fun and informative session shares the “whats” and “hows” of the free Moda Bake Shop “recipes” published several times a week. There’s a quick review of the wide variety of Moda Pre-Cuts and how to best use them in your upcoming quilting projects. We also look back at the top recipes from the last few years and briefly discuss how YOU TOO can become a Moda Bake Shop “Chef”. I share 25-30 quilts and projects including all of the Redbird Quilt Co Bake Shop pattern samples. Wool applique, needle turn applique, and a generous amount of Free Motion Quilting inspiration. Who doesn’t LOVE to look at Quilts? -- especially when many of the designs are Free on the Moda Bake Shop

Friday, November 10, 2017

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

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  November 13th 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, November 9, 2017







The 2018 MLQG Exhibit quilt is done!
Come to the November meeting to see this beautiful creation, made by so many of our members.
Tickets will be available to take and sell too.  Thank you Louise, for all of your hard work!




Louise Holder, quilt chair  Cindy Baker, ticket chair

detail photos




Tuesday, November 7, 2017

2018 Exhibit Quilt Photo

If you did anything to help with this year's quilt - cutting, sewing, pressing, encouraging, piecing, quilting - please come to the November meeting a little early(6:30 pm).  We want to get a photo of all of the people who worked on this project.  Thanks!  Kate

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Table Runner Workshop - October 28, 2017
Anya Tyson, presenter
Photos by Greta Marie Taft









Friday, October 27, 2017

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

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  October 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, 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.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Just a reminder that we will have open sewing today, Tuesday night, at Emanuel Lutheran Church on West William Street, in Corning from 5:00-8:00pm.  Hope to see you there.  

Friday, October 20, 2017

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner -- Monday, October 23rd

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  October 23rd 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.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wonderful turnout for Monday's meeting! Here are just a few pictures from the event. Betty Neff, guild member, gave a presentation on how to create our own signature in our quilts.
Photos by Julie Stage, historian

Kim Cerrone shows a vintage quilt she purchased from Betty Neff

Peggi Yacovissi has completed her quilt of tiny squares


One last look at the Fall Retreat ladies

Louise Holder brought her interpretation of
the 4 block quilt

Publicity/Outreach for the 2018 Quilt Guild Exhibit
 Here are some of the small quilts, made by exhibit committee members

This small quilt will hang in the 2018 exhibit, explaining the Outreach project.
Designed and created by Kate Means

We are doing something a little different for this exhibit. It seemed a perfect match. Deb Dom, publicity chair, is asking that guild members create small quilts, with a circumference of 50 inches, or 11" x 14", with a sleeve and thin dowel, so it can be hung. These will be displayed in area businesses, with a card attached advertising our guild exhibit. The deadline for getting these to Deb is June 1, 2018. The quilts will then be made available for a nominal contribution of $35, at the Gmeiner Art and Culture Center. The proceeds from these contributions will be given to Seeds of Hope Partners, a local agency working with families that could lose their children due to financial hardship.
This is a way that guild members can help make our exhibit very special. For more information, contact Deb Dom or Kate Means.

Monday, October 16, 2017


 Susan McConnell (Top)
                                           Kate Means                    Peggi Yacovissi(Bottom)               Peggi Yacovissi



                                                                                 Louise Holder's pieces

Anya Tyson

                                                             Kate Means                      Kathy Plumley

Nancy Cooledge                            Deb Dom

Nancy Cooledge         Deb Dom            Kate Means

Have you seen the art quilts on exhibit at the Gmeiner Art & Culture Center? Stop by and support several of your guild members' work. Don't forget the monthly meeting tonight with Betty Neff at 7 pm. Photos taken by historian, Debbie Pascale.

Friday, October 13, 2017

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

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  October 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, 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, October 12, 2017

Can you help???

The nominating committee has been working to fill the open offices and chairs for the upcoming 2018-2019 term. We thank those who have come forward to volunteer for offices and chairs! As of today, we have just two open positions...
MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
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.
* Membership Chair should be filled by a member ("new or old") who attends meetings regularly. Computer skills and some basic knowledge of Excel are helpful with this position.
HISTORIAN
Shall maintain an archive of digital photographs and scanned articles of importance to the guild.
*Historian should be a member ("new or old") who attends meetings regularly. Knowledge of digital photography, as well as saving and sending photos electronically are helpful with this position.
Can you help???
If you are willing to fill either position for the 2018-2019 term, please contact Susan McConnell as soon as possible.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October 16, 2017
Guild member, Betty Neff
MLQG Monthly Meeting 7 PM                                       Gmeiner Art Center, Wellsboro PA
Finding your “Quilting” Footprint
If you walk in the footprints of others, you will not make any of your own...and you need to! Our quilts are our “footprints” and the best way to tell people we were here! This lecture explores my design philosophy in order to inspire your quilting imagination, your quilting horizons, and your quilting footprint.
Today quilting is coveted internationally, but it has always occurred here at home in the U.S. We have an extremely rich history as foundation to our work today. Have you found your step, your signature, your voice in this broad 21st Century of quilt making? Betty Neff will be showing her patterned quilts as well as others. If you have a project (completed or in progress) based on one of Betty’s patterns or workshops, please bring to show during the lecture. Cameras are encouraged! After the lecture Betty’s patterns will be available at a discount to the guild.

Friday, October 6, 2017

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

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  October 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, 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.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
2018 MLQG EXHIBIT! Post on your working wall!


Deadline for Entries: June 30, 2018

Drop Off Dates: July 31 & August 1, 2018 2-5 pm

Opening Reception: August 10, 2018 7 pm

Exhibit opens to public August 8, 2018 2-5 pm

Closing date: Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 5 pm

Pick up dates: September 25 & 26, 2018 2 - 5 pm

Let me know if I need to hold your quilts for you. 

Details for size requirements and other information is on 
Kate

Friday, September 29, 2017



More pictures from Retreat!
thank you, Debbie Pascale
These ladies did a lot of work, while they were having fun!