I hope you are all well and can't wait to see the wonderful things you make as we hunker down to hide from another round of this nasty virus. COVID-19 is having an impact on our community and our Guild activities.
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
As usual, a stunning display of quilted items were shared on Monday evening. Before I show them to you, I want to share pictures of the beautiful door prize that was donated to us. It is from an online shop called Blushed Creations that is based in Wellsboro. You can see their items and support a local business at Etsy, Instagram, and Facebook. Many thanks to them for the donation. It is a wooden plaque with a star design on it. You will see then in many colors by following the Facebook link.
First Joyce showed us some of the placemats that she created using fabrics that she purchased in Alaska. They were all lovely.
Nancy had also made some placemats. The colors on them were so rich. She talked to us about a technique of folding an assembly of strips that put the squares on point for the final product. I hope she will share the pattern name or link with us.
Brenda contributed some placemats as well. We all really like the table runner she had made which we felt were pretty on both sides.
Jan was up next and showed us some striking alter cloths that she made for Pentecost. They are breathtaking.
Jolene treated us to a wonderful quilt made with a jelly roll. I was amazed by how pretty it is.
Betty added to the placemat collection and showed us two quilts. The first was made from fruit and vegetable print fabric that she has been collecting. He daughter challenged her to think outside the box so she made a "Stars, Not Jars" quilt with them. It is backed with a print of berries. I wonder if sleeping under it would make you want a midnight snack. Hmm? The second quilt she brought was another that was based on a jelly roll. The creativity is amazing. She told us the pattern maker was a local woman.
Gretta Maria rounded out the placemat donations with these lovely, quilt-as-you-go pieces.
I wrapped things up by showing several tops and partially tied quilts that were found in my grandmother's attic. We don't know who the maker was. I am going to have to do more research.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
The members of the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild are so appreciative to everyone who supported this year's quilt raffle.
We are excited to announce that Joy C. is the winner!
|Ellen presenting the quilt to Joy|
|Mr. Lovejoy representing the Tioga Masonic Lodge drew the lucky ticket.|
|A close up view of the lovely quilt.|
Stay tuned to this blog for exciting news about our next raffle quilt. 😀
Sunday, October 11, 2020
This month's MLQG meeting will be held on Monday, October 19th at 7:00 PM at the Masonic Lodge located at 9 Meadow Street in Tioga, PA.
The drawing for our 2020 raffle quilt will be held that evening, so be sure to bring in all money, sold ticket stubs, and unsold tickets.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Friday, September 18, 2020
It’s that time of year again and the nominating committee is looking for a few good people to fill some very important positions within the guild.
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Important notice -- The September 21st MLQG meeting will be held at the Masonic Lodge located at 9 Meadow Street in Tioga, PA, NOT at guild president Sylvia L.'s house as mentioned in the minutes that were published in the first September newsletter. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM. Please pass the info on to members who may not have access to the internet.
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Let’s work together to help brighten the holiday meals for our local Meal on Wheels recipients by making quilted placemats! Placemats are quick and easy to make, only take scraps to make, are great for practicing your free-motion quilting skills, and they mean more to those who receive them than you will ever know! Use your favorite placemat pattern and the fabric of your choosing! Search “free quilted placemat patterns”on Google or Pinterest and prepare to be inspired! Break out of your box and try something new!
Thursday, August 13, 2020
The meeting starts at 7:00 PM.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
MLQG members are encouraged to continue selling tickets.
Photos and details about the raffle quilt and tickets can be found by clicking here.
Remember, proceeds from the raffle ticket sales help pay for various MLQG programs and activities!
Monday, July 13, 2020
The next meeting will be held on July 20th at 6:00 PM for the annual picnic. Members are asked to bring their own meal, chair, and mask. Drinks will be provided.
Contact Sylvia L. for directions to her house. Her contact info can be found in the guild newsletter and roster. If you don't have those, just comment on this post, and we'll make sure it gets to Sylvia.
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Vonda's contact info can be found in the guild's newsletter and the roster. If you do not have a newsletter or roster, comment on this post with your contact info and we'll pass it on to Vonda.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Save those quilts for next year! And keep working on more!
Thursday, June 11, 2020
They say the absence makes the heart grow fonder and my heart has grown fonder of many different people and things that I have been missing. I am excited to get back to the business of the Guild and the friendship and camaraderie that I have been missing.
Perhaps this month we will be having a meeting, but as of 6/3 there has been no decision. I am still confused about the actual parameters around meetings and the Gmeiner has not received their guidelines, so for now they are still closed.
We will continue to prepare for the next time we are together, until then be safe and God Bless. Sylvia
Friday, June 5, 2020
COVID-19 Face Masks - Give yourselves a great big pat on the back if you made one or more face masks during this pandemic! You all did an amazing job making sure that everyone who needed a mask, had a mask! Thankfully, it seems as though the need is subsiding and I'm sure I'm not the only one who won't be disappointed if I never have to make another face mask again!Bumble Bags - I have been in contact with Michele Griffin of the Humble Bumble Project and she tells me that COVID-19 still has the Bumble Bag project on hold. Once the hospitals and Hope Lodge locations are allowed to open back up 100% the project will continue.Asa's Place - I have also been in contact with Robin Adams of Asa's Place. She tells me she doesn't foresee needing to make any changes in how we handle quilt donations due to COVID-19. Robin reported they still have a good supply of quilts.MLQG's Quilt Closet - In the guild's quilt closet I have a good supply of children's quilts ready for donation to any child in need of a quilt. If you know of a need please contact me! I recently gave our last adult quilt to a hospice patient so we could really use a few adult-themed throw sized quilts to have on hand.Stone Soup Quilt Kits - If you would like a Stone Soup Quilt Kit please contact me and I will see that you get one!Thanks to all of you who support the guild's outreach projects! You all truly make a difference in our community with every stitch!Susan McC