Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild
Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild

Workshops, sewing sessions...

"Jelly Roll Race" Workshop

Did you know that Saturday, September 15th is "National Sew a Jelly Roll Day"?

MLQG members are invited to celebrate while participating in a "Jelly Roll Race" that day at the Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Wellsboro, next to the Gmeiner (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM).

What is a Jelly Roll Race? Sometimes known as a "1600 quilt", it's a quick and easy quilt top (approx. 50" x 64") that you can make easily in a day using a 40-strip jelly roll (or any other 40 strips you have in your stash, as long as they total 1600 inches). We'll sew the strips together in the morning and then the "race" will start after lunch. Go home with a finished quilt top. Enjoy lunch, door prizes, and a fun time with fellow guild members. Space is limited to 20 people, so reserve your spot today. Cost is $10 for MLQG members, $15 for nonmembers. The fee includes lunch. Feel free to bring snacks to share if you like.

As we have done in past workshops, we will set up a table for "free" stuff -- if you have quilting/sewing/fiberrelated magazines, books, supplies, fabrics, etc., that you would like to offer up for free, please bring them to the mini-retreat.

Signups for MLQG members start NOW.

If you would like to attend, please contact workshop chair Anya Tyson at or 570-724-5789 ASAP. You may pay Anya at the August 20th picnic or send it to her at 130 Hills Creek Drive, Wellsboro, PA, 16901. Full payment due by September 4th (cash or checks made out to MLQG). Full refunds for cancellations until September 4th. After that, if there is no wait list, you are responsible for finding someone to take your place or forfeit your payment. Signups for non-MLQG members will begin on August 21st. Mark your calendars for a fun day on September 15th! Check out the photo of the completed tops made at the November 2011 MLQG Jelly Roll Race

Toothbrush Rug Workshop Friday, August 24, 2018

Come join MLQG member Vonda Reed as she teaches us how to make a "toothbrush rug" out of fabric strips (cotton or polyester, even strips from T-shirts). You can come with strips already cut or with yardage. Vonda will demonstrate how to tear the yardage into strips and how to cut the T-shirts. Two sessions (six students max in each session) 9:00 - 12:00 or 1:00 - 4:00 -- Gmeiner studio Cost is $5.00 (includes needle)

Students from both sessions are welcome to have lunch (bring your own) in between the sessions. Signups start NOW. If you are interested, contact workshop chair Anya Tyson ASAP at or 570-724-5789. You can pay her at the July meeting or August picnic, or pay on the day of the workshop. Supply list and tips for fabric selection will be provided once you sign up. Sign up soon! 

HAPPY HOUR SEWING IN CORNING:  We meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month in Corning at Emanuel Lutheran church hall, 149 West William Street, 5:00-8:00 pm. This is open sewing time for members and other guests to work on their own projects or community outreach projects.  Please feel free to join us for a fun-filled evening of sewing and sharing.



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.

Bargello Table Runner Workshop

MLQG member Sylvia  will be teaching a bargello table runner workshop on Wednesday, June 20th (9:00 - 4:00) at the Knoxville (PA) Community Center. Once you learn the technique, it can easily be expanded into a larger quilt.

The cost is $10 for guild members, $15 for non-members. It includes the pattern and lunch (sandwiches/chips/water). Signups for MLQG members begin NOW.

To sign up, contact Anya at Full payment is due by June 11 (cash or checks made out to MLQG). Full refunds for cancellations until June 14th. After that, if there is no wait list, you are responsible for finding someone to take your place or forfeit your payment. Signups for non-members begin May 1st. Supply list will be provided once you sign up.

Did you know that Saturday, March 17th is National Quilting Day? 

What better way to celebrate than to spend the day with fellow guild members?
Here are some photos from our fun day!  Thank you Anya and Susan for making the mini-retreat a warm March day.

National Teacher Plans for 2018


Our 2018 National Quilter will be Debby Kratovil. Debby was Special Projects Editor with QUILT Magazine for 15 years, with over 600 articles published. Twenty -five of her quilts have made the covers of quilting magazines. She has authored three quilting books, the most recent is “Perfect Paper Pieced Points”, and her perpetual Quilter’s Block-a-Day Calendar is a favorite. She will be speaking at the May Guild meeting, on Friday, May 18, 2018, with a lecture/trunk show titled “Shortcuts from a Short Woman.” Remember that the May meeting will not be the third Monday, as usually scheduled. There will be a full day workshop on Saturday, May 19, but details have not been finalized. Stay tuned for further information. Signups should begin at the January Guild meeting, and will be limited to 25 participants, at a cost of $42.50. Depending on the workshop, there may be a tool or pattern fee, as well.

MLQG Fall Workshop
October 28th was the date for another creative learning experience with Anya Tyson.  Here are some fun photos of the day.  Nice work, ladies!

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