President’s Letter - February 2017
My quilt heritage is from my grandmother, my mom’s mom. My older sister has one of her Sunbonnet Sue quilts. My Grandma used hand embroidery to add to the blocks. Several years ago I worked with my sister to add a new binding after she had the quilt machine quilted. It will now be passed down in her family.
My mom was a true quilter, in the sense she made quilts from our clothing. Sometimes busy quilts, but they kept us warm. I can still remember sitting at a Singer treadle machine making half square triangles as a young girl.
When I began quilting I took a course at a local art center and did a sampler quilt to learn different techniques. Our first project was to make a pin cushion from our scraps. I had none at the time. I would hate to admit how many I have now.
Another goal of mine this year is to use my scraps or pass them on. The fun part of using scraps in projects is remembering the quilt or project they were first used it. Happy sewing. Betty Maxwell
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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March 20, 2017 -
Quilts of Valor
April 17, 2017 -
Tips and Techniques, Guild Members
No Open Sewing at the Gmeiner Art & Culture Center on Monday, March 13th, 2017 and April 10th, 2017!