Saturday, March 21, 2020

Cancelled Events

Dear PGHMQG Members, 

PGHMQG Leadership has agreed that for the safety of yourselves and others during the COVID-19 outbreak we, unfortunately, need to cancel both the Sunday, April 5th meeting and the Saturday, April 18th Foundation Paper Piecing workshop. 

We are working on a way to bring you an online video meeting for April.
We hope to reschedule the foundation paper piecing workshop sometime later this year.

Stay tuned for more information in the coming week. Until then, stay safe and keep stitching! 

Thank you all, 
PGHMQG Leadership 

March 2020 Sew Day & Meeting Recap

The fist sew-day and meeting for our guild was one for the books! For the day we had 30+ members, 3 new members, and 2 guests! Totally proud of everyone who came out to share in a day of quilting and quilt knowledge swapping! 

At this meeting, we had our customary 1 p.m. business meeting followed by show and tell. 

Financial Report: We took in $75 in for three new half-year memberships.

Our first quarter challenge quilts were due. 8 members finished their quilts with 3 near to completion! Great job everyone!

Our next quarter challenge is all about Stripes!





Deck of Cards


Chinese Checkers


Lawn Darts

Chinese Checkers

Friday, February 14, 2020

February2020 Meeting Recap

The February meeting was held on the second Sunday of the month, February, 9th. During this meeting, we discussed the upcoming March Sew Day, upcoming quarterly challenge, and Nikki and Gerry spoke to the group about thread, needle, and everything batting.

The guild's first quarterly challenge of 2020 is to create a quilt inspired by a board game (or lawn game, computer game, ect.). These quilts are due at the March 7th sew day meeting! To be entered in the yearly raffle the quilt must be finished, including binding. Use the hashtag #pghmqggamechallenge on social media!

Financial Report:We took in $125 in January for dues, and we spent $1062.70 on MQG dues, rental space for the Spring workshop, purchasing a new projector, and postage/supplies to send the quilt to Quilt Con.

It will please the group to know that our charity quilt has made it safe and sound to Austin! 
Don't forget if you are going to QuiltCon to meet up with others from the guild to get a photo with our beautiful creation! 

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Leadership also met in February and has been hard at work completing the program set for 2020, and it's shaping up to be an awesome year! 

The guild's first workshop will be Foundation Paper Piecing with B on Saturday, April 18th. This will be a split day workshop!
9am-12pm: FPP for beginners
12pm-1pm: Break for lunch (option to purchase lunch)
1pm-4pm: Designing patterns for FPP (prior FPP knowledge req’d.)
Watch your emails for the invitation!

Show and Tell:
Missy B with some fun folded fabric!

 And this striking color on the gray quilt!

 The wonderful B with her color-blocked pillow.

Sharon showed off her scrappy color quilt. 

 Mim has been making use of fabric to make these cuddly guys!

 The black fabric really sets off the colors in Cheryl's quilt!

 Nikki has been practicing free-motion writing!!

Zsofia! All the tiny piecing and TULA PINK pants!

 A Georgia EPP pillow from Courtney.

 More fantastic tiny piecing by Tracy

 These bright and dark quilts are just wonderful!

Get excited everyone! Our March meeting is our first Sew Day of 2020! So, mark your calendars for  Saturday, March 7th. We will be meeting at St. John Lutheran Church - Highland. Sewing is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a short business meeting at 1:00 p.m. Don't forget that your game quilts are due! Be sure to RSVP in the evite that went out.