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.