May is our last scheduled meeting of the Guild year....but, we still plan to have our Auction, which was snowed out in March
Date & location to be announced soon
Maple Leaf Quilt Guild meetings are on the third Tuesday (Sept, Oct, Nov, Feb, March, April and May) at 7pm at Christ The King Church Parish Hall (downstairs), 66 South Main Street, Rutland, Vermont.
New members are always welcome. There is a $4.00 meeting fee for non-members and guests.
Our May 21st guild meeting has two parts.
First, this is our Annual MLQ potluck supper.
This will begin promptly at 6:00 pm, so plan to arrive a little earlier with your contribution to the potluck buffet. Main dishes, salads, desserts and so on are appropriate. Beverages are provided.
Remember to bring your own place setting, including silverware! An informal "competition" of table decor began a few years ago, so consider getting together to set "the best table." It definitely makes the evening more festive!
At 7:00 pm after a short business meeting, we will have our guest speaker, Molly Waddell, an award winning quilter, author, and National Quilting Association Certified Judge from Sherrill, NY, will be the featured speaker.
We often wonder why an apparently complex quilt has not won an award at a quilt show. Quilters often want to create a quilt with a “WOW” appearance, even if it is not being entered in a judged show.
This meeting’s presentation will clarify some of the mystery, and provide all quilters with tips to consider during quilt planning and creation.
Waddell will explain how a judge arrives at a decision; from general appearance, to design and artistry, and the implementation of correct quilt making techniques and overall workmanship.