From the President’s Desk…
I woke to a light dusting of snow this morning. It looks beautiful, but not what I look forward to seeing in April. Our guild is looking forward to our national speaker in May and some of you will be attending the workshop. Be sure to note that it will be a Friday night meeting.
I attended the Spring Retreat this year. I met some members for the first time. I am reminded that our guild has more activities than our meeting night. There are many ways to be involved in the guild.
Another event our guild is looking forward to is our Exhibit coming in August. There are many ways to be involved in it. Ticket sales for the raffle quilt have been going on for some time. There were sign-ups for docents at the last meeting. The most important way to be involved is entering a quilt in the exhibit. Are you working on yours?
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.
Visit our blog: www.mountainlaurelquiltguild.blogspot.com
Upcoming Events -
May 7, 14, 21, 28-Open sewing at the Gmeiner 10-2
May 8 & 22– Happy Hour Sewing at Emanuel Lutheran Church Corning, 5-8 PM
May 18– FRIDAY– Guild meeting with national teacher Debbie Kratovil speaking, “Short Cuts from a Short Woman”
May 19– National teacher class with Debbie Kratovil
May 22– EARLY DEADLINE FOR NEWSLETTER
June 18– Guild meeting at Gmeiner Carrie Smith - Shop Hop quilts
June 20– Bargello workshop in Knoxville
July 19– Benedict’s Bus Trip to Hershey’s Quilt Odyssey Show. This is not a guild trip.
June 18th Meeting Program
The June meeting will feature MLQG member Carrie Smith with a trunk show and lecture on the New York State Row by Row Experience, which began in 2011 with 20 quilt shops across New York State.
Today thousands of stores in the US, Canada and Europe welcome quilters who collect row patterns, then create stunning quilts with those rows … and no two are alike!
Carrie will share her 7 years of quilting row by rows along with variations from other friends from various “shop hops”.