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.

Monday, March 19, 2018

April Meeting
Join us for our meeting on Sunday, April 8th from 1-3pm at the Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival.

Room 338
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 
If you are not volunteering at our Guild's table, check your email to find out how to get in for $10 admission to the festival.
Michele will be discussing English Paper Piecing and you can check out the vendors at the festival!

Friday, March 16, 2018

March Meeting recap

- April Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival - we are still looking for volunteers to help man a booth to raffle our inchies quilt and make hexie pins on Saturday. Our meeting will be on Sunday at 1pm at the festival. The topic will be English Paper Piecing.
- Three Rivers Quilt Show applications are open and due March 21st - there is a modern category

- We were at the Maple Festival at Threadbare Cider House
  Saturday, March 10 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. We showed some of our mini quilts and sold tickets to win our inchies quilt.
Our table at the Maple Festival last Saturday. It was a pretty low key event :)

Upcoming Programs –
       -   Survey results: The top 2 workshops were improv piecing and block printing, with a dyeing class coming in 3rd. Lots of suggestions for “something new” but no specific ideas!
    -   Continue to send meeting topic ideas and workshop ideas to us

  -  Our guest speaker was Shawn Quinlan. You can check out his work and story here

 And here is a few of our show and tell makes, if you don't see your photo you can check it out on Instagram @pghmqg :)

Our next meeting is on April 7th at the Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival (David L Lawrence Convention Center). I hope I see you there! 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Last call! 

Spring Retreat sign up closing on 3/16/2018 at noon! Open to members and non-members.
Here is the link :

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

March Meeting

Join us for our March meeting this Sunday, March 4th from 1-4pm at

Assemble Pittsburgh
4824 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Shawn Quinlan will be presenting his work.

UFO 2018 Finish Along
For those who were not able to be at the February and want to register their UFOs for our Finish Along, please bring them to the March meeting. UFOs must be at least partially started for this event. As you finish your UFOs throughout the year, you will turn in your ticket(s) and be entered in the fun end-of-year prize drawing.

Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival Volunteers
We’re still looking for volunteers to support our Guild while hanging out at a fun creative arts festival!  We are looking for volunteers to man a table during the three days of the festival to help us raffle our quilt, show off our minis, and do a hexie pin activity on Saturday. Here are hours we need to cover:
Friday, April 6, 2018 – 12:00 Noon to 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 7, 2018 – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 8, 2018 – 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Please mark your availability here or email Michele (  We’ll then make a volunteer schedule with 2 hour shifts. (Volunteers will not need to pay an admission fee.)

Modern Solids Challenge Minis
There’s still space if you want to have your Modern Solids Challenge Minis (the ones we made in the guild logo colors and displayed together at the Mancuso Exhibit) displayed at  Threadbare Maple Festival on March 10th and the Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival. Email Michele ( to volunteer your minis will be included and you must be able to bring your mini to the March meeting to be included.