GUILD ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS

The 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.


Biennial Opportunity Quilt - A quilt made by members of the guild with tickets sold as a fund raiser. The funds are split between a donation to a local charitable organization and funding for class scholarships for guild members. In the past, members have been asked to participate in sewing blocks for this quilt.


Community Service Projects – The guild has participated in a number of service projects throughout the years. Our largest current project is Flo’s Baby Quilts, it is named after Flo Sanford one of our founding mothers. Our members make baby quilts which are donated to Newark Wayne Hospital. Our goal is five a month. We also make placemats for Meals on Wheels and have made full sized quilts donated to Friendship House. Past projects have included Christmas tree ornaments to raise funds for local food banks and stuffed dolls and animals. These last were phased out as the federal content and labeling requirements were strengthened.


By the Curb – Is your stash too big? Do you have extra tools, magazines or books you no longer want? Every month, just inside the entryway, items that need a new home are placed on chairs for members to pick up free of charge. Be sure to inspect the goodies each month. The church does not store these things for us, so please take home your leftovers.
 

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 Challenge.
 

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 quilts.
 

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 good time.
 

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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