2021 MLQ Mostly Virtual Programs

For the foreseeable future in 2021,
ALMOST ALL Meetings, Workshops, and Sew What sessions are virtual via Zoom

Members will receive Zoom meeting invitations via email a few days prior to the session.

Guests are welcome to attend monthly meetings—details and a link to register by using PayPal or a credit card for the $5.00 guest fee is presented with each meeting description.

New members are always welcome, visit our Membership page for details.



  • We offer 10 program meetings each year with expert speakers, classes, workshops, and Show & Tell.
  • We meet virtually for our Monthly programs on the third Friday of each month, except June, July, August, and December. 
  • In July and August we do NOT meet for a program meeting—workshops are often offered instead.
  • Also note that we meet virtually for our Bee — a totally separate meeting — on most “non-meeting” Fridays, all year long.  More Information here.

OUR 2021 MOSTLY VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

January 8    10-12          Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 


January 15    9:45 – Noon     Meeting
Sandy Fitzpatrick from Cary, NC
Lecture: “Splendid Stitches and Machine Magic”


January 22      10-1     Workshop for MLQ members – full as of 1/3/20
Sandy Fitzpatrick from Cary, NC
“No Fear Free Motion Quilting”


January 29   10-12        Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

February 5    10-12        Sew What   – member invitations sent via email

February 12    10-12       Sew What   – member invitations sent via email  


February 19     9:45-12   Meeting

Michelle Banton
Lunenburg, MA
LittlePupDesigns.com

Cotton to Consumer – The Journey of a Cotton Boll from the Field to Your Local Quilt Shop.  Multi-media presentation of the process of cotton becoming fabric. What is the process of growing cotton, creating fabric, designing fabric, having it printed and delivered to your local quilt shop? Probably much more that you ever considered.  You will learn how it’s grown and manufactured.  You will get insights on how different designers create special lines of fabric, and how manufacturers get their goods into your local quilt shops.


February 26    10-12      Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

March 5     10-12           Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

March 12    10-12          Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 


March 19    9:45 – Noon  Meeting 
Janellea Macbeth from Saylorsburg, PA
Lecture: “ScrapStashtic Quilts”
Organizing your scrap fabric and actually using it.


March 26    10-12         Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

April 2    10-12           Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

April 9    10-12          Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 


April 16   9:45 – Noon  Meeting
Carrie Zizza from Amesbury, MA
Lecture: “A Deep Dive into Needles, Thread, Batting & Fabric”


April 23    10-12        Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

April 30    10-12       Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

May 7    10-12        Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

May 14    10-12         Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 


May 21    9:45 – Noon    Meeting
Heather Kojan
Lecture: “Quilt Remix”


May 28    10-12       Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

June 4    10-12        Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 


June 18 10:00am – 2:00pm  “Picnic” Meeting

Plans are for a socially distanced meeting IN PERSON — a “BYO Picnic in the Park”

In person Show and Tell
Bring a mask if you will be going in the Library building e.g. to use the Restroom
Bring your own food and beverage — no sharing
Bring a chair, just in case it is needed


June 25    10-12         Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

July 2    10-12         Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

July 9    10-12          Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 


July 16   9:45 – Member Demo Workshop – Several MLQ members will present short demonstrations of particular skills, techniques, favorite tools, etc. As of early July, this is the program:

Jody Beck – Stack and Slash
Brita Nelson – Disappearing 9 Patch
Jane Nase – Chicken Pin Cushion
Sue Reep – Quilts Facing
Rita R – Freezer Paper for Marking Quilts

Zoom invitations will be sent to MLQ members via email 

Guests are welcome — Click for guest registration link


July 23    10-12        Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

July 30    10-12       Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

August 6    10-12         Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

August 13    10-12          Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 


August 20   10am-3pm – Virtual Charity Sew for Pieces of Love – There will be a brief introduction at the start–join us for as much time as you would like. Members will participate in a community sewing day working on quilts for our charities. Each member will work in their own sewing space while connected as a group via Zoom.

Zoom invitations will be sent to MLQ members via email  


August 27    10-12        Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

September 3   10-12           Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

September 10    10-12          Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 


September 17   9:45 – Noon  Meeting

PLUS MLQ’s Annual : “SUPER SHOW AND TELL”

Since the event is virtual, please send your pictures to Rosemary by September 10th at the latest. It is most helpful if you can include your name in the image. This can be done as simply as placing an index card with your name next to the quilt.

Members will receive a Zoom email invitation

Guests are welcome — After August 20th, a registration link will be available here.

September 24    10-12        Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

October 1    10-12           Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

October 8    10-12          Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 


October 15   9:45 – Noon  Meeting
Patricia Belyea from Oaken Arts in Seattle, WA
Lecture: “The Alluring World of Japanese Yukata Quilts”

Members will receive a Zoom email invitation

Guests are welcome — After September 17th, a registration link will be available here.

October 22    10-12        Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

October 29   10-12       Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

November 5   10-12      Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

November 12    10-12     Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 


November 19    9:45 – Noon  Meeting
Terry Sontra from Purple Moose Designs in Colorado Springs, CO
Lecture: “The History of the Sewing Machine – A Tale of Intrigue and Espionage! “

Members will receive a Zoom email invitation

Guests are welcome — After October 15th, a registration link will be available here.

November 26     10-12        Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 

December 3    10-12           Sew What   – member invitations sent via email 


December 10    9:45 – Noon  Meeting
Lecture by Robbi Joy Eklow

Members will receive a Zoom email invitation

Guests are welcome — After November 19th, a registration link will be available here.

December 17   10-12        Sew What   – member invitations sent via email