GUILD ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS

The Lake to Lake Quilt Guild offers members many opportunities for community service and fun.  The following is a short overview of the projects and activities we have been involved in or may continue to do!  

 

For Members - please see the listing in the Members Only pages of this website for contact and project information.

 

Community Service Projects

The guild has participated in a number of community service projects through the years including providing dolls & animals to hospitals and a Christmas Tree decoration project to benefit a local food bank.

 

Flo's Baby Quilts -

This is one of our service projects for our guild. Our members make baby quilts to donate to the Newark Hospital each month.  Our current goal is 5 per month.

 

Biennial Opportunity Quilt - A quilt made by members with tickets sold to benefit a worthy cause.

 

Biennial Quilt Show - A two-day event (every other year) featuring quilts, demos or classes, vendors, shopping and more.  Click on the Quilt Show link to view our information about our next show.

 

Block of the Month - Quilt blocks are made by the membership and a winner is chosen to receive blocks.  Blocks are chosen at the beginning of the year and available online or through the membership directory. 

 

By the Curb - Do you have unwanted materials or magazines, etc.?  Every month just inside the entryway, items (magazines, patterns, fabric, etc.) are placed on chairs for members to pick up free of charge.  Be sure to inspect the goodies or add items each month.  If you have stuff left at the end of the meeting, please take it back with you.

 

Challenge Projects - Each year we like to challenge ourselves with an outlined challenge project.  This could be a finished project you have started or a new project using specific fabric.  Also in the past we have done a group theme project.

 

Fabric Exchange - Members sign up for and decide on the size for an annual fabric exchange.  We have exchanged all sizes, shapes and types of fabrics.  These fabrics can be used for our challenges or used in your own quilts for scrappy blocks.

 

Friendship Block Exchange - A small group of members, usually 10 or 12, help each other make quilt blocks for a quilt or wallhanging.  A nice way to help one another with projects and to learn a new technique.

 

Library - Our guild has an extensive library of quilting books, DVDs, 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 materials to the next Guild meeting.

 

Mystery Quilt - Members sign up to make a quilt or wallhanging made without knowing what the pattern is (a mystery.) 

 

QBs - This is an informal quilt member gathering that usually meets on the 4th Wednesday of the Summer months.  We love to dype and paint fabrics at an outdoor venue. QBs stands for "Quilting and Beyond."  New ideas and avenues of quilting are explored.

 

Quilter's "Garage Sale" - Sale of extra quilting items by members.  Once a year, usually spring, members bring their extra used or unused quilting items to sell to other guild members.  This could be fabrics, books. tools or quilting supplies.  A good time to pick up bargains or earn dollars to purchase more quilting goodies.

 

Quilting Classes - Learn new techniques or basics from local and national teachers.  Each month our Program Chairs offer a quilting class to members. 

 

Round Robins - Border Around Robin - A quilter makes an original starting block of her choosing.  Each month another participant adds a border to the block.  .

Appliqué Round Robin - A quilter makes an original block.  The block may have a theme (ex., dollhouse, town, garden, etc.).  Each month another participant adds appliqués to the original block (ex., adding furniture to the dollhouse). 

 

Secret Pals - Monthly exchange of gifts for "secret pal". 

 

Social Day - Informal gathering of members to share ideas, quilting and to get to know one another better.  A day to get to know each other and have a good time.  Bring projects you are currently working on or just sit and chat.

 

Copyright 2008-2016, Annhawk Designs for Lake to Lake Quilt Guild, Inc.