Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Giving until it feels good.

Ellen said the people at Meals on Wheels were very appreciative when she dropped off 50 place mats today. Thanks everyone for all that you do for our charity sewing.


Wednesday, October 12, 2022




WHAT? Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild Mini-Retreat! 

WHEN?  November 5, 2022 (Saturday)

WHERE? First Baptist Church Hall, 122 Church Street, Westfield, PA

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

PROJECT? We will learn how to make one“Heart Placemat” using strips! Demonstration with Janie Baer!

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

MATERIALS? Fabric for one “ Heart Placemat”

You will need:

·        1 piece of 21” x 15” piece of white cotton fabric and

·        2” strips of 3 Different fabrics.

·        For the top of the heart, you will need 63 inches of 2” strips.

·        For the bottom of the heart, you will need a total of 94 inches of 2” strips using 2 different fabrics.

o   Option: You could do the bottom in the same fabric (94 inches of 2”strips).

·        Total inches of 2” strips needed for the heart placemat is approximately 157 inches. (Bring a little extra fabric in case of mistakes!)

·        You will also need a 16” x 21”piece of fabric (and batting) for the backing.

 The fabric can be Christmas/Valentine/Floral etc. It’s up to you! Janie will have Christmas fabric on hand, if needed. Janie recommends beige or natural thread.

Janie will provide the pre-printed pattern ready to use, but if you want to make additional placemats, please bring extra 21” x 15” pieces of white cotton fabric, a 3”x18” ruler and a pencil/pen. Bring your sewing machine, a TV table(small) for ironing beside you, a pressing mat/small iron, an extension cord and any personal sewing belongings needed to sew… including a cutting mat, rulers and a rotary cutter with a new blade, a light, a seat cushion (?) and anything else you think you might need!

 Enjoy a day of sewing with guild members and learn how to make a HEART PLACEMAT, too!

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 mini-retreat!

 Sign-ups begin today and payment ($15.00) is due to reserve your place. You can contact me at to sign up for the “Heart Placemat” Mini-Retreat. Full refunds for cancellations until November 1st.  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 10 people to have the workshop.) If space is available, this workshop will be open to “non-members” on October 21, 2022 and the cost for non-members is $20.00 due by November 1st.We always welcome new people to join us!

 Looking forward to having our 4th MLQG Mini-Retreat in 2022!

Thank you!

Janice Hess
MLQG Local Workshop Chairperson