Tuesday, August 23, 2022

August 2022 Picnic Meeting

 The picnic meeting was so much fun! We had amazing food, you people cook as well as you quilt! I will admit, I tried an egg from all 3 plates of deviled eggs. They were all delicious. It was so good to see so many people there. I hope more of our significant others will join us at future picnics, they made our gathering even more fun!

After eating, we had a brief business meeting (details to come in next month's newsletter) before we revealed the Round Robin quilts made by the Western Group. I think you will agree as you look at the photos that they are treasures.

The beautiful centerpiece created by Mary


The AMAZING Round Robin Quilts

 A Quilt of Valor
A beautiful bag, you can fit a 5-year-old in it we are assured. *lol*
Woot!  Another completed Bumble Bag!

Items for a church benefit: A tote bag, a reversible apron, a table runner, a kitchen boa, and placemats. The high bidder is sure to be happy with their precious finds.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Mini-Retreat October 2022



“Dresden Plate Quilt Block”

MLQG Mini-Retreat

What? Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild Mini Retreat

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

When? Saturday, October 8, 2022

Project? We will learn how to make one “Dresden Plate” quilt block! (Demonstration with Dawn Pettie!)

Where? First Presbyterian Church Hall, Wellsboro

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

Materials? Fabric for one Dresden Quilt Block:

·       (20) 3” x 6” strips of either coordinated or scrappy fabric. The quilt block includes 20 flower points, so maybe 4 or 5 coordinating fabrics for a total of (20) 3” x 6” strips or if you prefer scrappy, bring a total of (20) 3” x 6” scrappy strips.

·        A 20” x 20” background fabric square.


o   Non-slip Creative Grids 18 degree Dresden Plate Ruler or a Layer Cake Dresden Plate Ruler from Missouri Star

o   Cutting mat

o   Rulers

o   Rotary cutter with new blade

o   3-inch circle pattern (template)

o   Small iron

o   A point turner

o   Pressing mat

o   Coordinating thread for appliqué

o   Extension cord

o   A hand sewing needle

o   A seat cushion?

o   Sewing machine able to appliqué

o   Anything else you think you might need.

 Enjoy a day of sewing with guild members and learn how to make a DRESDEN PLATE quilt block, too! And, maybe finish a DRESDEN PLATE pillow or wall hanging! Also, lunch and door prizes to round out our day! We always have a lot of fun when we get together with friends who LOVE TO SEW!

We will also 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 begin on August 15th and payment ($15.00) is due to reserve your place. You can contact me at janiceehess@hotmail.com to sign up for the Dresden Plate Mini-Retreat. Full refunds for cancellations available until October 6th. 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 space for 20 participants! (We need a minimum of 10 people to hold the workshop.)

If space is available, this workshop will be open to "non-members" on September 23, 2022, and the cost for non-members is $20.00 due by October 6, 2022. We always welcome new people to join us!

Looking forward to having our 3rd MLQG Mini-Retreat in 2022!

Janice Hess

MLQG Local Workshop Chairperson