Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Membership Renewal Reminder

MLQG members are reminded to renew their membership for 2019. Dues are $20 and are due to the membership chair, Dawn P., by February 1, 2019. If dues are not paid by then, you are no longer considered to be a member and will lose your member privileges. Dawn's contact info can be found on your copy of the guild roster or on the last page of every newsletter.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Reminder -- December MLQG Meeting/Dinner

The December meeting/dinner will be held in the Deane Center lobby (Main Street in Wellsboro) on Monday, December 10th, starting at 6:00 PM.

Dinner will follow a short business meeting and show and tell. Please bring a dish to pass and your own table service.

Once again, the guild will be collecting items for the Tioga County Homeless Initiative. The following items are especially needed -- deodorant, dish and liquid laundry detergent, sturdy paper plates, cleaning liquid (think Mr. Clean, Pine Sol), paper towels, toilet paper, wet surface wipes, garbage bags, kitchen trash bags. Cash is always welcome as well; please use an envelope.

Hope to see you all there!

Friday, November 30, 2018

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

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday, December 3rd 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 the first Monday of each month, 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 use the "contact us" form on the right side of this blog.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Quilts of Valor Quilt Progress

The blocks made by MLQG members at the Veterans' Outreach workshop earlier this month are taking shape as a top, soon to be quilted and bound.


Thank you to all guild members who participated in this project!

If you missed seeing the photos from the workshop, click here and take a look.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

MLQG December Meeting/Dinner -- Monday, December 10th

The December meeting/dinner will be held in the Deane Center lobby (Main Street in Wellsboro) on Monday, December 10th, starting at 6:00 PM.

Dinner will follow a short business meeting and show and tell. Please bring a dish to pass and your own table service.

Once again, the guild will be collecting items for the Tioga County Homeless Initiative. The following items are especially needed -- deodorant, dish and liquid laundry detergent, sturdy paper plates, cleaning liquid (think Mr. Clean, Pine Sol), paper towels, toilet paper, wet surface wipes, garbage bags, kitchen trash bags. Cash is always welcome as well; please use an envelope.

Hope to see you all there!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

MQLG Budget Meeting -- Friday, November 30th

All current and incoming guild officers and chairs are encouraged to attend a meeting to discuss the guild's 2019 budget on Friday, November 30th at Timeless Destination (on Main Street in Wellsboro) at 10:00 AM. The restaurant doesn't open until 11:00, but come in the front door, and we will meet in the side room. Please look over the budget before the meeting; we will go over it line by line.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

November 2018 Meeting -- Program Photos

Thank you to Laurie Spencer of The Witch's Stitches and Lee Parks for braving the weather and coming to this month's meeting.
(click on photos to enlarge)

Lots of goodies for quilters

More goodies from the shop

Lee sharpening scissors for guild members

Laurie demonstrates how to make a tuffet







New placemat pattern at the shop



Friday, November 23, 2018

November 2018 Meeting -- Show and Tell Photos

Even though it was a dark and stormy night, we had a great show and tell segment!

(click on the photos to enlarge)


Janice H. with a Stone Soup quilt top

Susan McC.

Susan McC. with a finished "toothbrush" rug

Donna P.

Closeup of Donna P.'s quilt -- check out the pockets for each letter

Brenda A.

Brenda A.

Anya T. used up some "free" fabric

Anya T. with another "free fabric" quilt

Anya T.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

MLQG Meeting AND Board Meeting -- Monday, November 19th

The MLQG board will be meet at the Gmeiner on Monday, November 19th at 5:30 PM. ALL current and incoming officers and chairs are encouraged to attend.

November 19th brings Laurie Spencer from The Witch's Stitches fabric and needle arts shop in Big Flats, NY. Laurie will show us how simple it is to make a tuffet (fabric-covered foot stool) using the 15-degree ruler. She will also have a great selection of goods from the shop.

In addition, Lee Parks will be sharpening scissors for us during the meeting ($5/pair).

Don’t miss this opportunity to do some shopping at a great quilting shop and get your favorite scissors sharpened!

Reminder -- 2019 annual dues ($20) are due by February 1, 2019. You can pay at any of the upcoming MLQG monthly meetings.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

November 10th MLQG Veterans' Outreach Workshop -- Photos

Thank you Sylvia L. for leading MLQG members and friends in a great workshop making blocks for Quilts of Valor. (click on photos to enlarge)








Sylvia transformed a difficult block with Y-seams into an easy paper-pieced block!

A quilter's most important tool -- a seam ripper!









First block completed!


QOV in progress -- looking great!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Happy Hour Sewing in Corning -- Tuesday, November 13th

NOTE -- Due to a change in schedules and availability, the Tuesday Happy Hour Sewing in Corning will not continue in 2019. We want to thank all MLQG members who participated with us for our evening gatherings in Corning.

The last session of Happy Hour Sewing is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13th at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 149 West William Street, in Corning, NY  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

This is open sewing time for MLQG members and other guests to work on their own projects or community outreach projects. Please feel free to join us for a fun-filled evening of sewing and sharing.

This will be the last session of Happy Hour Sewing in Corning.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Gmeiner Open Sewing -- First Monday of Each Month

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

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

Monday, October 29, 2018

MLQG Board Meeting Rescheduled

Note that the next MLQG board meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, November 19th at 5:30 PM at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center in Wellsboro,  PA. MLQG officers and chairs (outgoing and incoming) are strongly encouraged to attend. This is the same night as the monthly guild meeting.

All guild members are also welcome to attend and participate.

Friday, October 26, 2018

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

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday,  October 29th at the Gmeiner 10:00 - 12:30

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 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 use the "contact us" form on the right side of this blog.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Veterans' Outreach Workshop -- November 10th

A few spots remain in the November 10th Veterans' Outreach workshop. Check your October newsletter for details, or click on the "Workshops and Trips" tab on the top of this blog.

Join fellow MLQG members for a fun and worthwhile day sewing star blocks for a Quilt of Valor quilt!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Happy Hour Sewing in Corning -- Tuesday, October 23rd

Just a reminder that Happy Hour Sewing is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23rd at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 149 West William Street, in Corning, NY  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

This is open sewing time for MLQG members and other guests to work on their own projects or community outreach projects. Please feel free to join us for a fun-filled evening of sewing and sharing.


Viewers' Choice Winners -- MLQG 2018 Exhibit

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2018 MLQG Viewers' Choice Awards!

Large Quilts -- Machine Quilted

1st Place -- Pat L.

2nd Place -- Kathy P.

3rd Place -- Kate M.

Honorable Mention -- Jean C.

Large Quilts -- Hand Quilted

1st Place -- Donna M.
2nd Place -- Leona R.

3rd Place -- Kim C.


Honorable Mention -- Louise H.

Small Quilts

1st Place -- Leona R.
2nd Place -- Donna R.
3rd Place -- Sylvia S.

Honorable Mention -- Sylvia S.

Wall Hangings

1st Place -- Sylvia S.



2nd Place -- Deb D.


3rd Place -- Nancy C.
Honorable Mention -- Brenda A.

Miniatures/Miscellaneous

1st Place -- Leona R.
2nd Place -- Deb D.
3rd Place -- Tess McC.
Honorable Mention -- Janice P.
Challenge

1st Place -- Kathy P.
2nd Place -- Brenda A.
3rd Place -- Betty M.
Honorable Mention -- Kate M.