The guild retreats are a semi-annual event. Our retreats are the first weekends in January and May. At the retreat, each person gets a 6 ft. table and a padded chair. We try to seat you with your roommate(s) or with someone that doesn't have a room mate. No one sews alone! The rest is up to you . Bring projects to work on and the supplies needed to complete them. Bring extra projects in case you finish early. Cutting tables are set up and lay out tables to be shared. We have beginners to advanced quilters so if you need help, ask! Sometimes quilters volunteer to do demos. We watch movies and quilt tip CDs if interested. This is your retreat—do what you want. You can get up as early as you want or sleep in late and stay up till you can no longer see!Join us to have some fun quilting together.... not to mention all the good food and ....What happens at a retreat, stays at a retreat!!
Quilt challenges are held every other year, alternating with a quilt show year. Quilters are presented with 'rules' such as colors, patterns or fabrics to use. It is wonderful to see how creative guild members can get.
Our newsletter, "Meanderings", is our monthly publication that is emailed/mailed to members. Meanderings contains great information on upcoming events, reminders, officer and chairperson contact information, meeting minutes and a lot of other helpful and entertaining guild information and pictures. Guild members are encouraged to submit articles to firstname.lastname@example.org. Articles need to be submitted by the 23rd of the month to make the next month's newsletter.
The LeTort Quilters do many activities during our regular meetings and outside of meeting. This page describes only a handful of the many things that we do.
The guild maintains our own library with an assortment of books. Check out books about anything from quilt patterns, stitching, dying fabric and learning new techniques. Wonderful new books are always being added to the library and are often announced during guild meetings. Take some time before or after meetings to take a look and check out a book or two.
The auction, held in February, is like a giant yard sale. Items are donated by members...anything goes. In the past we have had a lot of great quilting items, but don't let that stop you from bringing your grandmother's silver. We arrange the items on long tables, benches and chairs. A cup is put in front of each item for you to put your ticket in and then we randomly draw the winning ticket.Tickets are sold by the yard. The money we raise goes to the Guild Education Fund.
January 2019 will be our first tote bag and purse fashion show. Members are invited to participate with as many entries of your quilted tote bags, purses, wallets, cosmetic bags, luggage, etc. as you would like. To enter, complete this registration form for each item you wish to enter.
How does it work? Each year the president selects a theme and nine blocks, one for each month, September through May. One or two patterns will be in the newsletter each month. The blocks you make will be for you to keep and make into a quilt. At the Monday meetings, everyone shows their blocks. Also, in June, we hope to share our completed tops! If you need help, we have Block Masters (volunteers) to provide guidance.
Being a member of the LeTort Quilters is very rewarding in many ways. One that is especially satisfying is the opportunity to participate in the donation of Comfort Quilts to various local charities. The Comfort Quilt Committee accepts your finished quilt donation and distributes to the various groups. We also can provide you with kits, batting, labels and backing for quilts you want to make for donation. See the Committee at each meeting to get what you need. Making a comfort quilt is a great way to practice a new skill or use up old fabrics. They are very much appreciated so please keep sewing!