National Speaker for 2017 - Susan Edmonson
Instructor, Lecturer, Artist, Quilter
Mark your calendar for Susan Edmonson workshop on June 10, 2017. Susan is an award winning quilt maker with unique artistry and she is best known for her embellishments! She has been quilting since 1981 and today continues to wow her audiences with her unique artistry. She has designed quilt patterns and kits for two national stores, as well as having her own pattern line.
Her specialties have been folk art, crazy quilted purses and wall quilts, and “flower doodles.” Fabric collage books and mini art quilts are among her newest creations using mixed media techniques. All of her work is lavished with beading and embroidery.
Susan will be joining the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild on June 9th for a trunk show. On June 9, 2017, Susan will display her works of art inspiring us to experiment with a variety of materials and to learn how to incorporate them into our works. Susan uses a wide range of materials from vintage linens, laces, buttons to hand dyed Osnaburg, Cheesecloth, Rayon Ribbons and Pearl Cotton Threads in creating her masterpieces. She will explain her techniques for embellishing, such as Free-Motion Embroidery, three dimensional embroidery and paint dying batting, lace, fabric and other materials. You will be amazed how different everything looks with a little added embellishing.
On Saturday, June 10, 2017, Susan will present a 6-hour workshop called “Flora & Fauna”. Join fellow quilt guild members for a fun day while learning and exploring your own ways of creating using embroidery stitches and embellishments. Learn different ways to make yo yos to decorate your creation!
Enrollment is limited to 20 participants. The workshop fee is $40.00. Please make your check payable to MLQG and mail your check to:
Mary Higgins 115 Carpenter Street Blossburg PA 16912
Enroll now and mark your calendar for this exciting workshop! A separate material kit of $20 will be collected at the workshop. The kit will include the patterns, fabric for the front, batting, velvets, wool for leaves and ribbon. The thread, lace and buttons will not be in the kits.
OPEN SEWING SESSIONS!
All MLQG members of all ability levels and interests are welcome to attend the open sewing sessions at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center (where the monthly guild meetings are held) on Mondays 10:00 - 2:00 to work on any stitching projects, hand or machine, even knitting/crocheting/embroidery.
The purpose of these get-togethers is to spend time with other MLQG fiber fanatics and to learn from each other, no matter what we're all working on. Bring your projects, machine, and lunch. Stay for an hour or stay all day. Just be warned that if only a couple of people show up, we may pack up early and leave before noon. Cancellations will be posted on the guild's blog/website/Facebook page.
HELLO HAPPY HOUR SEWING GROUP
We needed to make a change to our sewing schedule at the church to accommodate their Pancake Dinner on Tue. 2/28. Our sewing dates for Feb. will be 2/14 and 2/21 – yes two weeks back to back (we’ll be in the grove if the weather cooperates).
Update from January – Charity Month: We completed 8 placemats for the MLQG to present to Meals on Wheels along with the rest of the guild; Then we completed 5 wheel chair lap blankets for the Emanuel Lutheran Church to add with their blankets to be distributed to a local nursing home.
Many thanks to the gals that helped make this possible.Regards, Carrie