Workshops & Trips

Check this page frequently for updates on upcoming guild-sponsored workshops, classes, and trips.  IMPORTANT:  Please review the full reservation/cancellation policy statement at the very bottom of this page, below any posts about upcoming events. 

"Christmas in July" Mini-Retreat -- Sat, Jul 28, 2018

Members are invited to a one-day mini-retreat at the (air-conditioned) Masonic Lodge on Kelsey Street in Wellsboro on July 28th (9 AM - 4PM). Bring your own projects and get some ideas for quick gifts. Perhaps a demo or two. Enjoy lunch, door prizes, and a fun time with sister guild members. Space is limited to 20, so reserve your spot today. Cost is $10 for MLQG members, $15 for non-members and includes soup, salad, and water for lunch. Feel free to bring snacks to share. You can spend the day working on whatever projects you like -- your own quilts or perhaps an outreach block/quilt or get started on Christmas projects. It's never too early!

We will set up a table for "free" stuff -- if you have quilting/sewing/fiber-related magazines, books, supplies, fabrics, etc., that you would like to offer up for free, please bring them to the mini-retreat.

Signups for MLQG members have begun. If you would like to attend, please contact workshop chair Anya T. You may pay Anya at the June 18th guild meeting or send payment to her at by snail mail (see your newsletter or guild roster for her contact info).Full payment due by July 16th (cash or checks made out to MLQG). Full refunds for cancellations until July 16th. After that, if there is no wait list, you are responsible for finding someone to take your place or forfeit your payment. Signups for non-MLQG members will begin on June 19th.

If you know for sure that you will be bringing only handwork (binding, applique, etc) and will not require an outlet or large table space, please let Anya know. We may be able to squeeze in a few more than 20 members that way.

And if you know some non-members who have thought about possibly joining, but haven't yet, this may be a good time for them to "test drive" MLQG.

"Toothbrush" Rug Workshop -- Fri, Aug 24, 2018

Come join MLQG member Vonda R. as she teaches us how to make a "toothbrush" rug out of fabric strips (cotton or polyester, even strips from T-shirts). You can come with strips already cut or with yardage. Vonda will demonstrate how to tear the yardage into strips and how to cut the T-shirts.

Two sessions (six students max in each session) 9:00 - 12:00  or  1:00 - 4:00 -- in the Gmeiner studio. Cost is $5.00 (includes needle) Students from both sessions are welcome to have lunch (bring your own) in between the sessions.

Signups start NOW. If you are interested, contact workshop chair Anya T. ASAP at (check your newsletter or guild roster for her contact info). You can pay her at the July meeting or August picnic, or pay on the day of the workshop. Supply list and tips for fabric selection will be provided once you sign up. Sign up soon!

Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild Class and Trip Reservation Policy

Purpose: This policy is intended to clarify the rights and responsibilities of members who reserve a place in a Guild sponsored class, retreat, or trip for which there is a fee. Such fees are based on the cost to the Guild for the event and are contingent on the number of participants.

For instance, a class fee would be computed by dividing the teacher’s fee by the maximum number of participants. A retreat fee would be based on sleeping accommodations requested in the contract with the host site. A bus trip fee might be $40 each for 40 participants but go to $50 each with only 25 participants. In each case, the Guild must cover the full cost with the fees paid by participating members rather than out of the general fund. Event planners are encouraged to set fees at a level that slightly exceeds costs in order to cover unforeseen issues.

Procedural steps:
  1.   When a trip or class with a fee is announced to the membership, members are invited to reserve a place for this event. This is done by signing a list passed at a meeting, filling out a registration form, or calling the appropriate event chair. A wait list is also started when the event list is filled.
  2.   The fee required for the event is noted at the registration time. Time frame for payment of required fees is stated at this time. This will include a deposit of 50% of the total cost. Final payment will be due at least one week before the event. Some events may require full payment as much as one month ahead. Fees may be scheduled to be paid in segments with separate due dates.
  3.   It is each member’s responsibility to pay the required fee by the stated date. If a member does not pay the required fee by the stated time, she will be notified by the event chair, her participation in the event will be cancelled, and her name removed from the list.
  4.   If a member cancels prior to the final payment date, any deposit paid for the event may be returned to the member. The next person on the wait list is then invited to participate and must pay for the event prior to the final payment date.
  5.   If a member needs to cancel her participation after the final payment date, she must contact the event chair. If a person can be found to take her place and the new person’s fee is received, the event chair may authorize the treasurer to refund the cancelling member’s paid fees. If there is no waiting list for the event, or if no one can be located to fill the available slot, the member’s fees will not be refunded. At this time the Guild has committed Guild funds to support the event at the participation level planned. To refund fees after the final due date would cause the whole Guild membership to pay for a member whose plans changed.
  6.   In the event that this policy causes a hardship to the member whose fees are not returned, the member may appeal the decision, in writing, to the Guild Board of Directors which will consider the matter at its next meeting. The decision of the Board will be final.

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