Friday, September 22, 2017

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

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  September 25th at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 2:00

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend the open sewing sessions at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held) on Mondays 10:00 - 2:00 to work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting, crocheting, or embroidery.

The purpose of these get-togethers is to spend time with other MLQG fiber fanatics and to learn from each other, no matter what we're all working on. Bring your projects, machine, and lunch. Stay for an hour or stay all day. Just be warned that if only a couple of people show up, we may pack up early and leave before noon. Cancellations will be posted on the guild's blog/website/Facebook page.

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

Thursday, September 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Contact information is in your monthly newsletter.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

My Environment!  2018 Exhibit Challenge

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

September 18th, 2017 meeting



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

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


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

Another beautiful quilt, hand done by Kim Cerrone

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

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

 Marjory Harris shows another beautifully hand quilted creation


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



ATTENTION: ALL MOUNTAIN LAUREL QUILT GUILD MEMBERS

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

Friday, September 15, 2017

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

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

All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend the open sewing sessions at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held) on Mondays 10:00 - 2:00 to work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month is reserved for outreach sewing.

The purpose of these get-togethers is to spend time with other MLQG fiber fanatics and to learn from each other, no matter what we're all working on. Bring your projects, machine, and lunch. Stay for an hour or stay all day. Just be warned that if only a couple of people show up, we may pack up early and leave before noon. Cancellations will be posted on the guild's blog/website/Facebook page.

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

Thursday, September 14, 2017

MLQG Fall Workshop
October 28th is the date for another creative learning experience with Anya Tyson. She has a beautiful table runner shown at the last meeting ready for us. It takes only 5) 9 patches and lends to many other possibilities. The workshop will be at the Wellsboro Presbyterian Church social room from 9:00 to 3:00.
Lunch will be pizza and beverages. Registration fee is $10.00. Supply details will follow registration. Contact Grace at schauergrace@gmail.com to hold your seat. Limited to 20 participants.


HELLO HAPPY HOUR SEWING GROUP
Just a reminder that we will have open sewing tomorrow at Emanuel Lutheran Church on West William Street, in Corning from 5:00-8:00pm. This will be our only gathering for September due to the Guild’s fall retreat at Linck Hill September 25th-28th. So, hope you can join us for this gathering.
P.S. October dates for the group sewing will be October 10th and 24th.

Saturday, September 9, 2017



Remember all of those cups of tea we drank last year? Deb Smith is going to give a presentation for this month's meeting on her trip to Africa and how your tea bags were used. Be sure to attend the meeting on Monday, September 18th at 7 pm; Gmeiner Art and Culture Center. Bring a friend!
Board Meeting - Monday, September 11, 2017
6:30 pm - Gmeiner Art & Culture Center

Friday, September 8, 2017

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

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  September 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/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month is reserved for outreach sewing.

The purpose of these get-togethers is to spend time with other MLQG fiber fanatics and to learn from each other, no matter what we're all working on. Bring your projects, machine, and lunch. Stay for an hour or stay all day. Just be warned that if only a couple of people show up, we may pack up early and leave before noon. Cancellations will be posted on the guild's blog/website/Facebook page.

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

Sunday, September 3, 2017

I just wanted to let the Tuesday night sewing group know that we will have a change to our dates for gathering at Emanuel Lutheran Church in September.  Due to the Guild's fall retreat at Linck Hill September 25th-28th, we will have just one sewing session on September 12th from 5:00-8:00 p.m..  I will send another reminder prior to the 12th for that session.  Also, for your information if you want to note this on schedules, October dates for the group sewing will be October 10th and 24th.  Thank you.  I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Labor Day holiday.  

Monday, August 28, 2017

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner NOT Canceled -- Monday, Sep 4th

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  September 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/embroidery. The fourth Monday of the month is reserved for outreach sewing.

The purpose of these get-togethers is to spend time with other MLQG fiber fanatics and to learn from each other, no matter what we're all working on. Bring your projects, machine, and lunch. Stay for an hour or stay all day. Just be warned that if only a couple of people show up, we may pack up early and leave before noon. Cancellations will be posted on the guild's blog/website/Facebook page.

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

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Annual Guild Picnic at Ives Run - August 21, 2017
Photos courtesy of Deb Pascale, Guild Historian

The 2018 exhibit raffle quilt top is complete. Thank you Louise!


Anya is showing a sample for the class she will teach.




Show and Tell!






Fun with Suzie and her camera person






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

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  August 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., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Guild Members were awarded many ribbons at the Tioga County Fair, August 2017 at the Whitneyville Fair Grounds
(photos by Deb Pascale, guild historian)














Ann Krohn, Guild secretary, won Best of Show at the Tioga County Fair, held in August 2017 at the Fair Grounds.   Congratulations Ann!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Upcoming Open Sewing Cancellations

Open Sewing at the Gmeiner is Canceled on

Monday, August 21st

and

Monday, September 4th

Friday, August 11, 2017

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

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  August 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., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Monday, August 7, 2017

2017 QUILT SHOW
CLINTON PIECEMAKERS QUILT GUILD 
September 23rd 10 am to 5 pm
September 24th 10 am to 3 pm
NEW Air-conditioned Location with plenty of close parking:
Central PA Auto Auction
41 Airstrip Drive, Mill Hall, PA
Directions: East or West on I-80, take exit 178, continue on US 220N to Auction Road Exit (½ mile), turn right onto Auction Road, Auto Auction is on the right.
US 220S to exit to Fairground Road, turn right onto Fairground Road, continue onto Auction Road, Auto Auction is ¼ mile on the right.
ADMISSION $5.00
200 Quilts on display Vendors
Nursery Rhyme Challenge Boutique
Help make a Charity Quilt Raffle Quilt
Dream Basket Raffle

Sunday, August 6, 2017

We will have open sewing at Emanuel Lutheran Church in the Fellowship hall, 149 West William Street, in Corning, this Tuesday, August 8th from 5:00-8:00pm.  The weather looks great to get out and join some fellow quilters for an enjoyable evening of sewing - hope you will join us. 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

DON'T FORGET THE GUILD PICNIC!
Monday, August 21st - 6 PM
Ives Run Picnic Pavilion
Bring a dish to share, your own place setting(plate, silverware, etc.), a show and tell piece and a story to share.  

Friday, August 4, 2017

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

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  August 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., Anya T., or Peggi Y., or comment on this blog post.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

More Fun in Cowanesque Valley!
On Monday, July 31st, a workshop was held at the home of Grace Schauer.  Ralph Wilston shared his vast knowledge of barn quilting and added a course in the making of quilts from beautiful hardwoods, to use as a wall hanging, a trivet or table decoration.  It was a beautiful day to be working outside!