GUILD ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS
Lake to Lake Quilt Guild offers members many opportunities for
community service and fun. The following is the list of our current
activities as well as past projects. There are links provided for
more information on some of our activities.
Biennial Quilt Show – A two day event held every other year featuring quilts, demonstrations or classes, vendors, shopping and more. Our next show will be held in May 2018 at the Community Center on Carter Road, Geneva, NY.
Challenge Projects – Each year we like to challenge ourselves
with an outlined challenge project. This could be to finish a
project you have started, a new project using specific fabric, or a
group theme project. Before a quilt show we often have a President’s
Fabric Exchange – Once or twice a year members can sign up for a
fabric exchange. We have exchanged all sizes, shapes and types of
fabric. These can be used for challenges or in your own scrappy
Library - Our guild has an extensive library of quilting books,
DVD’s videos, patterns and novels. We encourage members to check out
items and return them in a timely manner. An online library listing
is available to current members because the library is too large to
be hauled to each meeting! Members may call or email the librarian
to request books, etc. and she will bring the requested material to
the next guild meeting.
Quilters’ Trunk Sale – This occurs once a year after a regular
meeting. Members fill the trunks of their vehicles with quilting
items to sell to other guild members such as hand-dyed fabric, and
patterns. This is one of those times when hesitation, or speaking to
your neighbor, does not work as the trunks empty rapidly and the
prices are rare.
Quilting Classes – Learn new techniques or brush up on the
basics from nationally known teachers or fellow guild members. Each
month our Program Chair offers something to our membership.
Retreats – Carol Oswald, our founder, started a yearly retreat
for the guild. We call it The Getaway. This is held the weekend
after Labor Day at Watson Homestead in Painted Post from Thursday
through Sunday. We now share this retreat with Keuka Quilters from
Penn Yan and others. We also support retreats at the Le Tourneau
Christian Center in Canandaigua. Regardless of location, number of
days, or programs offered, attending a retreat is a great way to
relax and do what we love – quilt with friends.
Round Robins – Each participating quilter begins her quilt with
a theme or technique. This is then passed on to other members, along
with a journal book for notes to be added. At the completion of the
trip, each quilter receives back the makings of a beautiful quilt
top and a journal containing the thoughts of her friends. Our
current robin is based on the Row-by-Row experience. Past robins
have been applique or border around robins.
Social Days – These are informal gatherings of members to share
ideas, quilting and to get to know one another better. Bring
projects you are currently working on or just sit, chat and have a
Past Activities – These include: Block of the Month projects, Friendship Block Exchanges, a Mystery Quilt, QBs and Secret Pals. QBs stands for Quilting and Beyond. This was an informal group of guild members that met during the summer months to explore new ideas in the quilting arts especially fabric dying and painting.
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