Monday, July 9, 2018

July Meeting Recap

On July 1st, we had out first meeting in a spacious room in Holy Spirit Church in Millvale, 608 Farragut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15209!  We'll be meeting here for the rest of the year.

Nikki talked enthusiastically about choosing quilting designs. She had a wide range of ideas for all ability levels and provided some design guidelines and tips for troubleshooting the most common free motion quilting problems. We got to see many of her wonderful quilts: The Girl Who Quilts. She also helped members who brought quilt tops in to brainstorm some quilting ideas!

Our dues year started again this month. We’re hoping you all want to stay members, so you can find more information on renewing here. And you can see the schedule of great events we have planned here.

The June Block Printing workshop with Aimee was a successful!  And we're looking forward to Amanda's Improv Workshop in the fall.

Don't forget we have a couple of challenges running at the moment with prize drawings in fall! A nametag challenge and a minimalism challenge.

Stacy brought in all the quilts from the traveling Hohl Challenge Exhibit to display and to be voted on. Here are the members who participated in the challenge:

We also got to see some fun Show & Tell:


Next month Zsofia will be talking about Small Piecing and Paper Piecing!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

July Meeting

Join us for our meeting on July 1st, 2018 from 1:00-4:00pm at our new location:

Holy Spirit Parish
608 Farragut St
Pittsburgh, PA 1520 .

The meeting area is spacious, has plenty of tables and chairs, is super clean, and has tons of parking - the street out front serves as a parking lot.

Nikki will be talking about Free Motion Quilting!

The quilt top is all pieced, and now it's time to quilt it. Do you struggle to settle on a quilting design? Find it hard to decide on a design that you feel confident executing? Nikki will talk about choosing quilting designs with a wide range of ideas for all ability levels. If you have a quilt top that has you stumped, bring it to guild and we can discuss some quilting ideas!

We will have time at the end for a free motion quilting troubleshooting session. Nikki will talk about common pitfalls, and feel free to bring your own questions!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

June Meeting Recap

On June 3rd, we had out last meeting at Assemble. For the rest of the year, we will be meeting at Holy Spirit Church in Millvale, 608 Farragut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15209.

Certified Quilt Appraiser, Jan Rogers, described the reasons for having a quilt appraisals done: Insurance Value, Fair Market Value, and Donation Value. She talked about the Western PA Quilt Documentation Project and enthusiastically encouraged quilters to value the time and labor that goes into our quilts!

Our dues year starts again in July, and we have lots more fun things planned for the year, so we hope you want to renew your membership! The $40 dues can be paid by cash, check, or PayPal.

One upcoming activity is a Block Printing Workshop on June 16th - check your email for the invitation.

We voted on designs for this year's QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge, and it's going to be a very fun quilt!  Stay tuned for information on how you can participate.

We also started a new Minimalism Challenge ending with a prize drawing in September. 

As always, we had some fun show and tell:

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

June Meeting

Join us for our meeting on June 3rd, 2018 from 1:00-4:00pm at  Assemble Pittsburgh, 4824 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224.

Jan Rogers will be talking about Quilt Appraisals.

We will also be voting on QuiltCon Charity Quilt designs.


Saturday, May 19, 2018

May Meeting Recap

On May 5th we spent a whole day sewing at St John's in the North Hills. We held our May meeting there as well. During the meeting we talked about:

     - a new guild challenge : members who sew themselves nametags to bring and wear at meetings will be entered into a drawing to win a prize in November. You can use a pin back or lanyard. You can stamp, embroider, fussy cut, whatever you want!

- upcoming charity quilt challenge:  2019 QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge - the theme is small piecing. We’re looking for design ideas for June when we’ll vote on our design and start a committee to work on the quilt.

  - looking for a charity to donate our 2018 QuiltCon Charity Quilt

- voted on next year's dues

   - Michele shared that she was accepted to be part of the worldwide MQG Guild Programming & Leadership Task Force. They'll be working over the next 4 months or so on a resource for starting and growing guilds and on programming ideas.

- starting with the July meeting we will have a new meeting place in Millvale. More information will follow.

Show and Tell

Congrats to all our members who had quilts at the North Pittsburgh Quilters Guild and the Three Rivers Quilt Shows!

And congrats to our many member who won ribbons in these shows - Gerry Benton, B Cain, Jeanne Cox, Melissa Fontanese, Amanda Hancock, TaMara Howard, Michele Krugh, Nikki Maroon, and Julie Zaichuk-Ryan.

Our June meeting will be at 1pm back at Assemble. Jan Rogers will be talking about quilt appraisals.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May Meeting

Join us for a Sew Day on Saturday, May 5th from 9am - 9pm at

St John's Lutheran Church
311 Cumberland Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

We’ll have a potluck lunch around noon and a short meeting at 1pm.

Friday, April 13, 2018

April Meeting Recap

We had a low turnout for our April meeting, but still had a great time! Michele put together a fun presentation on EPP (English Paper Piecing).

  1. Thanks to volunteers who worked our table at the festival! We made lots of hexie pins and met with a few quilters/fiber artists who were interested in our group.
  2. We raised money to benefit our guild. You can still buy tickets for the inchie quilt.Funds raised will benefit educational programming for the guild.The prize drawing will happen at our May meeting.
  3. Our May meeting will be at 1pm during the Sew Day at St. John’s Church. The sew day is from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. We will not have a presentation but we will be voting on the cost of dues, which are going to remain at $40. (Our fiscal year is July-June.)
  4. Our QuiltCon Charity Quilt was accepted into the Three Rivers Quilt Show, which will be Thursday, April 26 through Saturday, April 28 at the The Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington, PA.
  5. Salvation Army Fabric Fair is next Saturday, April 14th from 8:30am - 2pm at Salvation Army Pittsburgh Temple Worship & Service Center, 1060 McNeilly Road.
  6. We’re going to be starting a new challenge next month - members who sew themselves nametags to bring and wear at meetings will be entered into a drawing to win a prize. This challenge will go on through the fall. So feel free to start brainstorming some fun nametag ideas!

Inchies Quilt

Upcoming Programs
- block printing workshop is set for Saturday, June 16th
- improv piecing workshop in the fall
  Continue to send meeting topic ideas and workshop ideas to us - if you’re new, let us know what you’d like to get out of the guild!

Show and Tell:

 EPP presentation:

Our May meeting is a sew day at St. John's Church. I hope I see you there.