November President’s Letter
My thoughts this month are on being thankful. As I look back in the years I have been a quilter, many quilters have influenced me. My interest started with my Grandma’s quilts. She made Sunbonnet Sue quilts with hand embroidery on it. Sunbonnet Sue would be picking flowers or playing with a cat or dog. My Mom was a traditional quilter in that she used clothes as fabric. I remember sewing half square triangles on a treadle machine when I was young. My first class was at an Art Center. I learned the basics while doing a sampler quilt. It was a green monochromatic one. I’m sure you have guessed that green is my favorite color. I am thankful for my Grandma, Mom, and then that first class that influenced me as a quilter. Even more I am thankful for the quilters who are in my life now. More times than I can say when I was looking for the right fabric, color, or idea, I have listened and then knew what I should do.
Feeling thankful, Betty
We are located in Wellsboro, PA, but our members come from far and near to attend meetings and workshops.
Our guild is committed to quilting, with monthly meetings that include a program, two open sewing settings, workshops, outreach projects, and a National Speaker each year. The bi-annual exhibit, held at the Gmeiner Art & Culture Center, in Wellsboro PA, has always been a beautiful addition to the art exhibits at the gallery. Although the guild is relatively new, established in 1998, it has grown rapidly to include 140 members. If you are interested in learning more about our guild, use the "contact us" tab to send your inquiries.
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November 20, 2017 7 pm
Karen Miller will be presenting for Moda Bake Shop
December 11, 2017 6 pm
Holiday Dinner at the
Deane Center Lobby
Bring an item or donation for the Tioga County Homeless Initiative(see newsletter); a dish to pass; your place setting (silverware/plate); and a smile! We will have Show and Tell.