From the President’s Desk…
Many things happened at the February meeting. There were sign-ups for a National Quilting Day workshop and sign-ups for the national teacher workshop. There was the introduction of Stone Soup quilts, and the quilters' sale on Labor Day weekend at our exhibit. There were raffle quilt tickets given out to members to sell and the question, "Are you working on a small quilt for the exhibit?" One of the suggestions in creating a small quilt was to start with an orphan block. Most of us have those blocks that we have extra from other projects. If we all did that, our goal for the small quilts to advertise the exhibit in local businesses would be reached. Can you make one, too?
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 -
March 5, 12, 19, 26– Open sewing at Gmeiner, 10-2
March 13, 27– Happy Hour Sewing, Emanuel Lutheran,5-8
March 17– National Quilting Day Mini-retreat -see sewing opportunities
March 19– Guild Meeting, 7 PM, Gmeiner, Sylvia Smith Trunk Show
March 24– Deadline for Newsletter information
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30– Open sewing at Gmeiner, 10-2
April 5-8– Spring Retreat at Watson’s Homestead
April 10, 24– Happy Hour Sewing, Emanuel Lutheran, 5-8 April 16– Meeting, 7 PM, Gmeiner