Saturday, March 20, 2021

Bonus Benefit with Membership - Quilter's Consortium of New York State

 Did you know that your membership in Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild also makes you a member of Quilter's Consortium of New York State?

 Quilter's Consortium of New York State website

"Well," you may say, "That's interesting but what does it mean to me?" 

A membership in the Quilter's Consortium of New York State allows you to take part in the following:

  • Quilter's Travel Club Passport
    Travel Club Passports encourage quilters to attend the many wonderful quilt shows that are held throughout the State of New York. The Passport booklet is approximately 20-25 pages and includes  quilt business ads, shop hops and great prizes.
  • Quilt Challenge -
    Annual, themed, quilt challenge with the finalists' quilts traveling to member quilt shows for two years throughout NYS.
  • Quarterly Meetings -
    QCNYS quarterly meetings at various locations around NYS to conduct business, share ideas, and provide networking for members.
  • Award of Excellence -
    Awarded at Quilt Shows in the Passport to the best-of0show and exhibited at the biannual Best of New York Quilt Show.
  • Scholarships and Grants -
    Annual educational scholarships to promote the art of quilting. Annual grants to guilds for support of community service projects.

  • Best of NYS Quilt Show - Biannual quilt show featuring the Award of Excellence quilts, special exhibits, hostess guild quilts, and a great Quilt Market of quilters' goodies.
  • Quilter's Retreat - Our annual retreat of quilters from across the state of New York! A great time with new and old friends, fun, food, and fabric. Bring a project that you want to work on and spend your time creating.
  • Quilter's Connections - Quilt teachers and businesses enjoy this opportunity to share their class information and schedules with quilters and guilds. They also share quilt tips, techniques, tolls, and goodies! Watch for Quilter's Market in 2022.

 Our MLQG president strongly encourages our members to take advantage of these wonderful opportunities. Please share any of your experiences of using this benefit with a guild officer or at a guild meeting.

* Explanations shamelessly taken as direct quotes from the QCNYS website.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Spring Retreat - March 2021

 We're having a ball at Linck Hill. Here are just a couple of shots to show what we are up to:

Where is everyone???

Oh, here they are in the dining room. *lol*
The sharing table was full of goodies.

The door prize that was awarded on Monday night.

We each received a cute lanyard.

March 2021 Guild Meeting

 We had a great, socially distanced meeting at the Tioga Masonic Lodge with 11 members and one guest present. 

I hope you enjoy these pictures from our Show and Tell session.

Nancy's 9-Patch

Fancy Back on that 9-Patch

Nancy's Frog Quilt #1

Nancy's Frog Quilt #2

Jan's Star Quilt

Nikki's Baby Quilt

Then we had a table runner extravaganza!

This patriotic quilt is just stunning!

Yay! A quilted baby quilt.

Look, another one all quilted.

Each block has a different quilting design.

Moon over the Mountains, made by Sylvia's sister, Cindy Chaapel.
Monkeying around!