From the President’s Desk…
I was glad when I woke to a rainy morning. Yesterday I planted plants in the garden and the rain will give them a great start. Best of all I won’t need to water them today.
That means I will have more time to spend on my two sewing projects. I know some of you start and finish a project, but I often have several things I’m working on at once. In this case I was working on a project from a recent class. I realized I had another project that had a deadline, so I switched to completing it. That was another thing I woke up to this morning. It was the deadline for the newsletter. I appreciate Peggi’s work on our newsletter that keeps us informed about guild activities. Another person I want to thank is Tess for her work arranging the May speaker and workshop. I hope to see some of the results from the workshop at a meeting.
This is also shop hop season and Carrie Smith will be sharing some of her shop hop quilts at our June meeting. Now back to that other deadline of mine. Happy sewing, or for some of you, happy paper piecing.
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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Upcoming Events -
June 4, 11, 18, 25-Open sewing at the Gmeiner 10-2
June 11– Board meeting at the Gmeiner, noon
June 12 & 26– Happy Hour Sewing at Emanuel Lutheran Church Corning, 5-8 PM
June 15 & 16– Raffle tickets to be sold at the Deane Center– contact Kate Means to help!
June 18– Guild meeting at Gmeiner, Carrie Smith shares Row-By-Row quilts
June 20– Bargello workshop in Knoxville
June 24– Newsletter Deadline
July 10 & 24– Happy Hour Sewing at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Corning, 5-8 PM
July 19– Benedict’s Bus Trip to Hershey’s Quilt Odyssey Show. This is not a guild trip.
July 28– Mini-retreat @ Masonic Hall, Kelsey St.
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”.