Sunday, September 29, 2019

MLQG 2019 Quilt Market Photos

Thanks to all MLQG members who participated in this year's Quilt Market over Labor Day weekend. All members who had things to sell sold something, and we made almost $200 for the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center, the location of our meetings and quilt exhibits.

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

MLQG September 2019 Program Photos

Erin and Todd Sheetz, the owners of Sheetz Sew Creative in Antrim, PA, were the guest speakers at MLQG's meeting this month. Take a look at what they had to show, and be sure to visit their shop!

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Friday, September 27, 2019

September 2019 MLQG Show-and-Tell Photos

Another great show-and-tell segment from MLQG members.

First, guild president Sylvia L. introduced our new vice-president, Kathy B. What a great team!
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New VP Kathy B. on left with President Sylvia L.
Kathy B. and Sylvia L.

Deb P.

Deb P.

Deb P. showing off some dyed fabric

Deb P.

Maureen S. with her "Take Four" placemats

Ronda H.

Susan McC. with an outreach quilt

Joyce W. is always busy

Joyce W.

Marjory H.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

MLQG 2020 Raffle Quilt Progress

Just catching up with some photos of our 2020 raffle quilt progress. Shown here is some of the applique portion. Thanks to all guild members who have been volunteering their skills for this stage (and, of course, thanks to all members who have participated in any part of the raffle quilt work)!

If you've missed previous photos of the raffle quilt progress, just click here.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Raffle Quilt Work Bee -- Monday, September 23rd

MLQG members are invited to help with the next stage of the guild's 2020 raffle quilt. We will meet at the Gmeiner studio on Monday, September 23rd, starting at 10:00 AM and working until early afternoon. We will be working on tacking down dimensional flowers on the applique portion of the quilt, and perhaps sewing on the borders to complete the quilt top.

Please bring hand-sewing tools, and pink thread if you have some.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

MLQG 2020 Exhibit Challenge Info

MLQG's raffle quilt for 2020 is made of strings and strips of all sorts of fabric. Many members have worked together to created real beauty out of scraps!  The raffle quilt will be revealed soon, but in the meantime...

Now it’s your turn. Our Challenge Category for the 2020 Exhibit is "2020 Strings and Things". The challenge is to create a quilt 20 inches by 20 inches made entirely of strips of cloth that are 2 inches or less in width when cut.  They may be long and narrow strings or short and narrow strings. You might sew several similar color strips together to cut a larger piece. You might do something totally improvisational (There’s a workshop coming in October on improvisational quilting.) You could adapt a traditional pattern. 

Let your imagination run. Go find some fun strings in your stash! It’s a challenge! Let’s have a bumper crop of challenge quilts for our 2020 exhibit!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

MLQG Workshop -- Improvisational Quilting -- Saturday, October 19th

Improvisational quilting means creating design without using a pattern. It’s playing with color, line, balance, and shape. It’s playing with fabric, without rules! 

You’ve probably heard of the Gee’s Bend Quilts made by African-American women who lived in a very isolated community, with little outside influence on their quilting. They worked with whatever fabric they had, in big, bold designs. They were being practical, but the art world calls it art.

You can do it, too. In this class, Peggi Y. will teach you how to make some of the ‘bits’ that will inspire your design. You’ll work with mostly solid colors, and learn about how to transform a traditional block into something your own. We’ll be daring and make some cuts without a ruler and without measuring! You be able to finish a small quilt top in our time together. Then you can quilt it at home, and have it done to show at the guild's next meeting.

This class will be on October 19, 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM, at the Wellsboro Community Center on Queen Street. The cost is $22 ($16 for the workshop and $6 for supplies). Checks should be made out to MLQG and sent to MLQG Workshop Chair Ann K. Ann's contact info can be found on the guild's roster and in every issue of the guild's newsletter.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

MLQG August 2019 Annual Picnic

Great food, great company, great weather, and great show-and-tell!

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

MLQG September 2019 Meeting

This month's guild meeting will be held on Monday, September 16th at 7:00 PM at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center in Wellsboro, PA.

After a business meeting and show-and-tell, the guest will be Erin Sheetz, owner of Sheetz Sew Creative Quilt Studio in Antrim, PA. The quilt shop is dedicated to giving customers the very best fabric and quilting supplies, with a focus on quality and style, at an affordable price. Erin will share her story and some offerings from her shop. Come prepared to do some shopping!

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Just a Reminder About This Month's Open Sewing

Note that September's open sewing is on the SECOND Monday.

Next Open Sewing Session
 Monday, September 9th 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.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Quilt Market Pickup

MLQG members who have items in this weekend's Quilt Market may pick up their unsold items at the Gmeiner today (Sunday, September 1st) at 4:45 PM when the market closes or on Tuesday, September 3rd  between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.