Tuesday, May 21, 2019

MLQG Board Meeting -- Saturday, May 25th

There will be an MLQG board meeting on Saturday, May 25th at Sylvia L.'s house, starting at 10:00 AM. Contact Sylvia for directions (her contact info can be found on your copy of the guild roster and newsletters).

All MLQG officers and chairs are urged to attend, and, of course, all MLQG members are welcome at any board meeting.

If you cannot make the meeting, but have something that you would like the board to discuss, please contact Sylvia L. or any other board member.

Friday, May 17, 2019

MLQG May Meeting

The May meeting of the MLQG will be held on Monday, May 20th at 7:00 PM at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center in Wellsboro, PA.

After the business meeting and our show-and-tell segment, guest speaker Pat Pauly will share a lecture and slide show on fiber art. She will also conduct a workshop on Tuesday, May 21st. Click here for details.

There is still room for a few more students in the workshop. Contact MLQG President Sylvia L. ASAP if you would like to sign up. Her contact info can be found on your copy of the guild roster and newsletters. If you are not an MLQG member, but are interested, use the "contact us" form on the right side of this blog, and someone will get back to you.

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Pat Pauly

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

One-Block Wonder Workshops

MLQG member Kathy P. will teach two workshops on the One-Block Wonder quilt in the upcoming months.

The first workshop will be held on Saturday, June 8th at the Wellsboro Community Center from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. NOTE THAT THIS SESSION IS FULL.

The second workshop will be held on Saturday, August 17th at the Elkland Library. There are still openings in this session.

The cost is $15 for MLQG members and $20 for non-members. The cost covers the fabric for the class, lunch, and water. The class is limited to eight students per session.

For members who are not familiar with the one-block wonder pattern, it is a method of stacking fabrics so that the repeats line up. This allows you to make a kaleidoscope effect with six layers of fabric. The six triangles can be make into different designs. Kathy is supplying the fabric because it will be easier for her to teach the workshop with everyone working from the same fabric design.

Kathy also recommends watching videos done by Jackie O'Brien prior to the workshop. Click here for the website.

To sign up for the August workshop or to get on the waiting list for June, contact MLQG workshop chair Ann K. Her contact info can be found on your copy of the guild's roster and newsletters.

Kathy P.'s One-Block Wonder quilt

Monday, May 6, 2019

Many MLQG Hands Make Light Work!

MLQG members gathered today at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center to continue working on the guild's 2020 raffle quilt. Today's task was to make the scrappy neutral blocks that will be the inner frame for the center's bright scrappy blocks.

Things are moving along nicely.

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Peggi Y., Barb A., Donna P., Sylvia S., Deb P., Susan McC.

Thanks to MLQG members who donated neutral scraps!

Susan McC., Donna P., and Peggi Y.

The start of some scrappy neutral blocks

Almost all of the neutral blocks were completed today!

Friday, May 3, 2019

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

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

Guild members of all ability levels are also welcome to bring their own projects to work on during the monthly 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.

At this month's open sewing, members are welcome to help with making blocks for the guild's 2020 raffle quilt. For more info on that, check the blog post from May 2nd. Of course, members may also bring their own projects to work on during open sewing.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Raffle Quilt Work Bee


At this month's open sewing session on Monday, May 6th, MLQG members are invited to work on the next stage of the 2020 raffle quilt. The plan is to make the needed neutral blocks for the inner border. This will be a great opportunity to learn how to make this fun block if you missed the first workshop! All MLQG members are welcome to participate. Bring neutral scraps (if you have some to share), sewing machine, rotary cutter/mat, and usual sewing supplies. You may bring your lunch or get lunch from one of the local restaurants. If you need more info, contact Susan McC.

When -- Monday, May 6th   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where -- Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center, Main Street, Wellsboro, PA

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Barn Quilt Workshop Photos

MLQG members had a great time at a recent barn-quilt workshop led by Suzi Parron. For more info on Suzi, you can check her website by clicking here.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

MLQG Guild Roster Update

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On April 26th, an email went out to MLQG members with a draft roster for 2019. Members were asked to check their own information on the roster and respond with either corrections or confirmation of accuracy. If you haven't done this, please do so now. Newsletters and other guild information depend on the accuracy of the roster.

Please respond to newsletter editor Peggi Y. (her contact info is in every issue of the guild newsletter).

Thanks for your help!

Friday, April 19, 2019

April 2019 MLQG Meeting -- Show-and-Tell Photos

Here are the wonderful quilts shown at this month's MLQG meeting!

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Anya T.'s scrap quilt

Sylvia S. explaining the block design

Tess McC.'s camping-themed quilt


Cheryl

Ellen M.

Ellen M.

Ellen's M.'s quilt's backing (mostly minkee)

Dawn P.'s "hugs and kisses" quilt for a friend

Dawn P.

Dawn P.'s quilt for a grandbaby

Carol B.

Carol B.

Carol B.

Carol B.

Kristen P.

Raffle Quilt Chair Tess McC. showing off the start of our raffle quilt

Corinne W. finished a project from Deb Kratovil's workshop

Corinne W. finished a project from a Karen Combs workshop

Corinne W.

Maureen S. and Bonnie H. with a joint Quilt of Valor quilt (also worked on by Grace S.)

Bonnie H. with a quilt for a niece

A "Stone Soup" outreach quilt made by Bonnie H., Greta Marie T., and Grace S.

Barb A. finished a "Stone Soup" outreach quilt

Thursday, April 18, 2019

April 2019 MLQG Program Speaker -- Suzi Parron

This month, MLQG welcomed Suzi Parron as our guest speaker. Suzi spoke about barn quilts and how she has traveled the country visiting many, many barn-quilt trails.

You can read more about Suzi and barn quilts on her website by clicking here.

Suzi has written two books about barn-quilt trails


Suzi's patchwork skirt


Several MLQG members showed off their barn quilts that they made earlier in the day while attending Suzi's workshop

Friday, April 12, 2019

April 2019 MLQG Meeting Reminder

MLQG's next meeting will be held on Monday, April 15th at 7:00 PM at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center in Wellsboro, PA.

After the business meeting and the show-and-tell segment, the program for the evening will be presented by Suzi Parron. She will talk about barn quilts and how they have impacted her life. For more info on Suzi, click here for her website.

Visitors are always welcome to attend.

Free

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

MLQG Raffle Quilt Progress -- Neutral Fabrics Needed

Several MLQG members worked hard on our next raffle quilt yesterday. (See yesterday's blog post for more photos.)

The center of the quilt is finished, but now we need to work on the first border, which will consist of scrappy blocks made with light neutral fabrics. This border will have some applique added on top. Then there will be another border of the regular scrappy blocks added around the neutral blocks.

In order to make these blocks, we need more neutral fabric. So if you have some strips, strings, or chunks of light tan/cream/white fabrics (lighter than a brown paper bag) that you are willing to donate, please bring them to the April MLQG meeting. Please, no more than one quart-size bag per person.

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sample neutral blocks

Donna P., Susan McC., and Dawn P. urging Kristen P. to finish the center by 2:00PM. She did it!

Completed center -- Looking good!
Thank you to all guild members who have contributed fabric and/or have made blocks, as well as to those who worked at the Gmeiner yesterday.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Raffle Quilt Work Bee at April 1st Gmeiner Open Sewing

At this month's open sewing session on Monday, April 1st, MLQG members will be working on the next stage of the 2020 raffle quilt. The plan is to finish needed blocks, quality control and tweak blocks if needed, begin layout, and discuss border options. All MLQG members are welcome to participate. If you need more info, contact raffle quilt chair Tess McC.

If you missed the photos of the raffle quilt in progress, click here and here.

Guild members of all ability levels are also welcome to bring their own projects to work on during the monthly 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.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

MLQG February 2019 Program Photos

The speaker at the February MLQG meeting was Susan Calabrese, who talked about creating small greeting cards to send to family and friends. It was a very inspiring program!

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Susan recommended a book by Carol Doak

Susan made a small quilt from cards she sent to her daughter

And she made a pillow from other cards


Washi tape can be used for embellishing

Another book with paper-pieced blocks

Look at the variety of Susan's cards!