Thursday, May 19, 2022

Exhibit Rules


The excitement is growing for our upcoming Exhibit.  Here are the rules. You can find the link to the entry form on the 2022 Exhibit link here on the blog. Please get them to Brenda by June 30th. Remember, you can always remove your entry, but after June 30th you cannot add an entry. 50 word (or less), descriptive paragraphs about your entry should be sent electronically to Brenda at


Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will host its annual quilt exhibit from September 2 to Sept 24, 2022 at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center. Opening reception is Friday, September 2 from 6 to 8PM. All members are encouraged to share their completed works.

You may enter as many categories as you wish, but space at the Center’s gallery will determine how many of your entries will be hung. Viewers’ Choice Ribbons will be awarded for first, second, third, and honorable mention in each category.


1.    Entrants must be current MLQG members as of the June 2022 meeting.

2.    Entry must be exclusively the member’s own work except for professional machine or hand quilting.

3.    Entry must have been completed since October 2018, and cannot have hung in a previous Gmeiner exhibit. It must be clean and in good condition.

4.    Each entry must be a “quilt” (three layers either hand or machine quilted or tied). Commercially quilted fabrics may not be used in the construction of the quilt.

5.    Each entry must have a 4" sleeve casing sewn to the top back of the quilt (exception: clothing or small miscellaneous items). A split sleeve helps balance quilt hanging. Include a dowel, labeled with the entrant’s name for all wall hangings, challenge pieces, miniatures.

6.    You may enter as many categories as you wish, but space at the Center’s gallery will determine how many of your entries will be hung.

7.    Each entry must have a label with the name of the quilt and name of the entrant securely attached to the back of the quilt.

Entry forms can be downloaded from the Guild blogsite: Completed forms must be sent to: Brenda Abplanalp, 865 Cherry Flats Rd, Wellsboro, PA 16901 570-724-6411 by June 30, 2022.

Members wishing to offer their quilts for sale should indicate the asking price on the registration form. The Gmeiner will take 15% of the sale prices of those quilts sold.

Quilts must be delivered to the Gmeiner Monday Aug 29 and Tuesday Aug 30 from 12-6 PM. You will receive a receipt for your quilts when you deliver them.

Quilts are to be picked up at the Gmeiner side door on September 25 and 26, 2022 between 2 pm and 6 pm. Please bring your receipts with you!
For more information, contact: Sylvia Loveland or Tess McCarthy

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Spring Re"sew"lutions Quilt Retreat, what a blast!


The grand lady awaiting our arrival.
You never know what you will see in the driveway during load in!

Folding carts were all the rage.

Our name tags and room assignments were waiting for us when we arrived.

A quiet moment in the sewing room.
$5 door prize goodie basket.

Work, work, work. *giggle*

A paper-pieced center for a Round Robin quilt

The mouse in Linda's bathroom didn't eat much. lol

Ellen's Flying Geese baby quilt

Janice's quilt laid out on Linck Hill Inn's ping pong table.

Carol's Snowman exchange block quilt.

Ellen's boo-boo

Carolyn, you are supposed to be sewing.

Dawn and her Mistletoe Mountain quilt.

Carolyn and her patriotic themed, hexagon table mat.

Nikki's panel quilt top. She won a gift card on Fab Shop Hop to use to purchase the fabric.

The first of Nikki's album blocks.

Janice - table runner

Lisa's first column for her French braid quilt

Dawn's neat block

Nikki's Shamrock Mug Rug with a decent binding finally.
Linda's scrappy quilt.

This is Mary Rose's first block. Eleanor Roosevelt from the
First Lady's block of the month quilt.

Pam's 5" block quilt

Carol and her friendly witch

Ann's monster baby quilt

Mary Rose made this quilt from a kit she purchased at JoAnn Fabrics.
The colors and design are so comforting and warm.

Pam's Charmer's Friendship Quilt.
Check out that neat piano key border.

Jean's Charmers Friendship quilt.

Vonda's Charmers Friendship quilt

Mary Rose's "Witches on Parade" work in progress.

Eleanor and the carrot!

Linda's fussy cut Birds quilt

Linda's Log Cabin placements

Linda with a couple sampler blocks

Mel's Log Cabin work in progress

Double Wedding Ring block by Jenn

Jenn's lovely, fussy-cut quilt

Jenn's stars

Marcia's "One Block Star" quilt

friend's chatting

Lovely bags that Marcia made for everyone.

We ate too much, but it all tasted so good.
The staff took care of us as a friend would.
We laughed too much, but the need for escape was understood.
We shared moments of friendship, that's what happens when you form a sisterhood.

Monday, April 18, 2022

April Meeting Cancelled

 Well, once again we are victims of a snowstorm. Tonight's meeting is canceled to err on the side of safety. Please watch your email for a notice of what to do with Round Robin quilts and for any updates Sylvia has on the Quilt Exhibit. Sell those raffle tickets!!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Quilters In Bloom Quilt Show

 I received a note today from the Quilters in Bloom guild from Bloomsburg, PA letting us know the dates of their upcoming quilt show. She enclosed a bunch of these bookmarks that I will pass out at our meeting on Monday evening.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Raffle Quilt

 It's time to sell raffle tickets to support our Quilt Exhibit. Here are a couple of photos of the Raffle Quilt. See Ellen for tickets.

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Sunday, March 20, 2022

Workshop | Mini Retreat #2 for 2022


One "Potter County Pine Tree" block. Combine to make a quilt top.

·        WHAT? Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild Mini-Retreat!

·        WHEN? April 9, 2022 (Saturday)

·        WHERE? First Presbyterian Church Hall, Wellsboro, PA

·        TIME? 9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.  (Doors open at 8:30 to set up.)

·        PROJECT? We will learn how to make at least one “PINE TREE” block used to make the Potter County Pine Tree Quilt! (Demonstration with Marcia Newcomb!)

·        COST? $15.00(includes pizza/water for lunch!) Feel free to bring snacks to share if you like.

·        MATERIALS? One jelly roll of your choice and approximately 2 yards of background fabric to make 12

·        Pine Tree Blocks (each measuring 16 ½” x 15”).  And of course… your sewing machine and personal sewing belongings needed to sew.  Small cutting mat, rulers and cutter, small iron and pressing mat,extension cord, light, a seat cushion (?) and anything else you think you might need.

Marcia recommends a new needle (80/20) Universal and a ruler with a 45 degree marking on it. 

Please note:  If you would rather use fabric yardage instead of a jelly roll, bring ¼ yard of fabric for your tree and another ¼ yard of background fabric for each tree block.

Marcia mentioned that participants could probably finish at least 3 PINE TREE blocks at the Mini-Retreat!

Enjoy a day of sewing with guild members and learn how to make a PINE TREE block, too!  And, maybe finish a POTTER COUNTY PINE TREE pillow or wall hanging!

 Also, lunch and door prizes to round out our day! We will have a table set up for “free” stuff! If you have quilting/sewing books/supplies/fabrics, etc., that you would like to offer up for free, please bring them to the workshop!

 Sign-ups have begun.  You can reserve your place ASAP by contacting, Janice Hess, at Payment is due by April 1st.  Full refunds for cancellations until April 3rd.  After that, if there is no wait list, you are responsible for someone to take your place or forfeit your payment.  Please make checks out to MLQG. There is room for 20 participants!  12 have signed up as of 3/19/22.

 Looking forward to having our 2nd MLQG Mini-Retreat in 2022!

Thank you!

Tuesday, March 1, 2022



1. Deadline for registering for the Spring Retreat Re"sew"lutions is March 14th. Please get your checks to Vonda ASAP.
2. A lot of information about the Quilt Exhibit, including the entry form has been added to this Blog.
3. A list of committee responsibilities for the show will be included in the March Newsletter. Please agree to take on a role.