Workshops | Retreats | Trips

Check this page frequently for updates on upcoming guild-sponsored workshops, retreats, and trips.

 IMPORTANT:  Please review the full reservation/cancellation policy statement at the very bottom of this page, below any posts about upcoming events. 

Retreats

If you've never been to a Guild retreat, you are missing one of the joys of being in a guild. The variety of experiences at a retreat is amazing! You can get 10 opinions about your block layout, a private consultation about paper piecing or appliqué, be cheered for finishing a project, go shopping, sew until 2 AM or start at 6 AM, never have to cook or clean, and really get to know 30 of your sister quilters. Try it. You'll like it!


Spring Retreat 2023

Spring Retreat is held in March at the Linck Hill Inn, Nauvoo, PA.  Linck Hill Inn is a beautifully restored nineteenth century mansion and offers guests beautiful accommodations accented by turn-of-the-century antique furnishings. The Linck Hill Inn has an excellent sewing room, elegant dining rooms, sitting rooms, a game room, snack area, and numerous sitting and conversation areas. The perfect country setting to spend a few days leisurely stitching with your friends.
 
March 27 to 29 at Linck Hill Inn
9:00am Monday to 3:00 pm Thursday (We can check in as soon as 9AM on Monday, and need to check out by 11 AM on Thursday, but we can stay and sew until 3PM Thursday.)

Sign-ups start on December 5th. Money and emergency info due at that time.
 
$238.00 for shared room
$268.00 for single occupancy
 
 
Fall Retreat 2023
Linck Hill Inn, Nauvoo, PA

Fall Retreat is held in September at the Linck Hill Inn, Nauvoo, PA.  Linck Hill Inn is a beautifully restored nineteenth century mansion and offers guests beautiful accommodations accented by turn-of-the-century antique furnishings. The Linck Hill Inn has an excellent sewing room, elegant dining rooms, sitting rooms, a game room, snack area, and numerous sitting and conversation areas. The perfect country setting to spend a few days leisurely stitching with your friends.

September 26 to 29 at Linck Hill Inn
10:00am Monday to 3:00 pm Thursday
$221.00 for shared room
$251.00 for single occupancy
 
 
 
 
October-

“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.

Notions/Equipment?

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
November-

What? Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild Mini-Retreat!
When?   November 5, 2022 (Saturday)
Where? Westfield, PA
Time? 9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.  (Doors open at 8:30 to set up.)
Project? Strip piecing “Heart Placemat”(Demonstration with Janie Baer!)
Cost? $15.00 (includes pizza/water for lunch!) Feel free to bring snacks to share if you like.
Materials?  And of course… your sewing machine and personal sewing belongings needed to sew.  [Small cutting mat, rulers and cutter, small iron, extension cord, light and anything else you think you might need!]

There will be “extra” time in the afternoon to work on other “personal” projects, too!!
Maybe you have a placemat you would like to share!!!

Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild Class
 and Trip Reservation Policy

Purpose: This policy is intended to clarify the rights and responsibilities of members who reserve a place in a Guild sponsored class, retreat, or trip for which there is a fee. Such fees are based on the cost to the Guild for the event and are contingent on the number of participants.

For instance, a class fee would be computed by dividing the teacher’s fee by the maximum number of participants. A retreat fee would be based on sleeping accommodations requested in the contract with the host site. A bus trip fee might be $40 each for 40 participants but go to $50 each with only 25 participants. In each case, the Guild must cover the full cost with the fees paid by participating members rather than out of the general fund. Event planners are encouraged to set fees at a level that slightly exceeds costs in order to cover unforeseen issues.

Procedural steps:
  1.   When a trip or class with a fee is announced to the membership, members are invited to reserve a place for this event. This is done by signing a list passed at a meeting, filling out a registration form, or calling the appropriate event chair. A wait list is also started when the event list is filled.
  2.   The fee required for the event is noted at the registration time. Time frame for payment of required fees is stated at this time. This will include a deposit of 50% of the total cost. Final payment will be due at least one week before the event. Some events may require full payment as much as one month ahead. Fees may be scheduled to be paid in segments with separate due dates.
  3.   It is each member’s responsibility to pay the required fee by the stated date. If a member does not pay the required fee by the stated time, she will be notified by the event chair, her participation in the event will be cancelled, and her name removed from the list.
  4.   If a member cancels prior to the final payment date, any deposit paid for the event may be returned to the member. The next person on the wait list is then invited to participate and must pay for the event prior to the final payment date.
  5.   If a member needs to cancel her participation after the final payment date, she must contact the event chair. If a person can be found to take her place and the new person’s fee is received, the event chair may authorize the treasurer to refund the cancelling member’s paid fees. If there is no waiting list for the event, or if no one can be located to fill the available slot, the member’s fees will not be refunded. At this time, the Guild has committed Guild funds to support the event at the participation level planned. To refund fees after the final due date would cause the whole Guild membership to pay for a member whose plans changed.
  6.   In the event that this policy causes a hardship to the member whose fees are not returned, the member may appeal the decision, in writing, to the Guild Board of Directors, which will consider the matter at its next meeting. The decision of the Board will be final.

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