Tuesday, May 24, 2022

 May Meeting Recap

Meeting Theme : Exploring Alternate Grids

Applying Alternate Grid to T-shirt quilts - Lecture by Gail who showed examples of T-shirt quilts she has made for customers.  She shared her tips and tricks for design, assembly, and troubleshooting

Handouts: Sliding Scales (members can find it on the MQG website)

Webinar: Design Alternatives with Jacquie Gering / Fresh Quilting 107 (members can find it                    on the MQG website)


- 2022 Retreat : May 13-May 15 

                         at Crestfield Conference Center

                          Slippery Rock, Pa

- Zoom sewcials are off for the summer months

Upcoming events:

- June - Quilt Repair Workshop with Cheralee

- July - Sylvia Schaefer Lecture and workshop / Designing with Negative Space

             Virtual Lecture at the July 10th meeting is free for all members. Workshop, also virtual, is                        Saturday, July 30th.   Fee will be announced at June 5 meeting.  20 spaces available.

- August, September, October - Upcycling, Finishing Quilts

              If you would like to share your work utilizing Upcycling or unique Finishing Techniques send                 an email to pghmqg.programs@gmail.com

Show and Tell

Our next meeting is on June 5th. Theme will be : Quilt Repair

We meet at Holy Spirit Church in Millvale (608 Farragut Street, Pittsburgh PA 15209). We hope to see you there.


Sunday, April 10, 2022

 April Meeting Recap

2022 Theme - Exploring Modern

April Meeting topic : Modern Traditionalism

What is Modern Traditionalism? The term " Modern Traditionalism" generally refers to any quilt that has a traditional pattern, block, or design as its foundation, modernized in some way using one or more modern techniques.

 - we saw an educational video on how to create modern blocks

 - we divided into groups for hands on exercises to turn traditional blocks into modern ones.  

Our second quarter challenge - make a quilt of any size in the Modern Traditionalism theme.  Your finished quilt is due at the July meeting.


Upcoming quilt show

                   - North Pittsburgh Quilters Guild  -  April 22-24

                      at Ross Township Community Center

 Retreat Information:

where:         Crestfield Conference Center

                     Slippery Rock, Pa

when :         Friday, May 13 - Sunday, May 15

Check your email for details.

Upcoming meetings in 2022

Saturday 23-April Museum 1:00 pm Greensburg Westmoreland Museum Visit

Sunday 1-May Meeting 1:00 - 4:00 pm Live/Zoom Exploring Alternate Grid/T-Shirt Quilts

Fri-Sun 13-15 May Retreat Crestfield Conference Center, Slippery Rock, PA

Sunday 5-June Meeting 1:00 - 4:00 pm Live/Zoom Quilt repair workshop

Sunday 26-June* Sewcial 1:00 - 3:00 pm Zoom Sewcial *one week later than usual

Upcoming lecture and workshop in July:
Designing with Negative Space with Sylvia Schaefer.
Stay tuned for more information.

Show and Tell

Our next meeting is on Sunday, May 1st, 1 pm - 4 pm. The topic:
Exploring Alternate Grid Quilts and using Alternate Grid in T-shirt Quilts.

We meet in-person at Holy Spirit Parish, Millvale. The GPS address is 608 Farragut Street, Pittsburgh 15209. We meet in the Cafeteria. The entrance is not on Farragut but on the opposite side of the church building, across from Hahn Funeral Home near Howard Street.

Guests are welcome and may attend two meetings at no charge. We hope to see you there!

Monday, March 14, 2022

 March Meeting Recap


New Post office address:

                                         Pittsburgh Modern Quilt Guild

                                          c/o Jennifer Laverty

                                          P.O. Box 105

                                          Wexford PA 15090

March 19th is National Quilt Day

Quilt Shows:

Original Sew and Quilt Expo - April 7,8,9

                                                Akron OH / www.sewingexpo.com

Lancaster Quilt Show - March 23-26

                                               Doubletree Willow Valley Resort, Lancaster


Three Rivers Quilt Show - April 7,8,9

                                               Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

North Pittsburgh Quilters Guild - April 22-24

                                               Ross Township Community Center

Quilt Classes Online

                                   Introduction to Electric Quilt 8

                                   Sunday, March 20 / 10 am- 1 pm

                                   Fern Hollow Designs / click on virtual classes with Linda

QuiltCon 2023 will be held at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart in Atlanta, Georgia. Featured speaker is Chawne Kimber. You can find her on Instagram @cauchycomplete.

Retreat information

where:                      Crestfield Conference Center

                                  Slippery Rock, PA

when:                        Friday, May 13 - Sunday, May 15 

check your email for details.

First quarterly challenge quilts due by April 3rd meeting. Q1 challenge is MQG inspired design. Download a free pattern from the MQG journal to give it a try.

Our next Zoom sewcial is on Sunday, March 20th 1pm-3pm. 

Our next in-person meeting is on April 3rd 1pm-4pm. This meeting will focus on Modern Traditionalism. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 20, 2022

 January 2022 Meeting Recap

On January 6th we had our annual business meeting.

Our Agenda was:

- Membership roster distribution to members in February

       update your contact information if needed, email will be sent to members with instructions

- 2021 Budget

        Review of budget documents emailed to members

- Leadership elections

- 2021 Challenge winner drawing.  Every member who complete a quarterly quilt challenge gets an entry to win a spot our Annual Retreat. Congratulations to Tracey Z! She will receive a free overnight stay at our 2022 Retreat.

- 2021 Workshop Review

        Hand dying : 10 slots - 7 registered

        Freestyling spirals : 20 slots - 19 registered

       Circular explorations : 20 slots - 18 registered

- 2021 Retreat was a success!


Every January our members vote on the leadership positions. Leaders voted on for 1 year term with maximum of two tears in a position.

Big thank you for Barbara Cain for her work as Treasurer for the past 2 years.

Welcome to our leaders for 2022

President - Karen Womack

Treasurer - Jennifer Laverty

Programs - Mary Gregg

Membership - Gail Gausman

Social Media - Zsofia Molgaard

- Zoom Sewcials are held on the 3th Sunday every month 1pm - 3 pm. Members will receive an email with the link.

2022 Theme: Exploring Modern . Our quarterly challenges are 

          Q1 : MQG inspired design

          Q2 : Modern Negative Space

          Q3 : Modern Traditionalism

          Q4 : Free choice : I explored modern

Upcoming Zoom Workshop

   Walk the Talk and Quilt It with Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

   Saturday, March 12 10 am- 5 pm

Our next in-person  meeting is on Sunday February 6th 1pm - 4pm. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, December 12, 2021

December 2021 Sew Day and Meeting Recap

 December Sew Day and Meeting Recap

 We held our last Sew Day and meeting of 2021 on December 4th. We had a full day of fun sewing, chatting, prizes and a Holiday gift exchange with a short meeting over lunch.

Meeting Announcements:

 - Our next Zoom sewcial is on December 19th 1pm-3pm. Link was emailed to members.

 - Our Theme for 2022 is : Exploring Modern. 

 - Consider Joining Leadership in 2022!

       You are invited to throw your hat in the ring for any of our leadership positions! Elections will be            held during our January 2022 Meeting.

Upcoming Shows & Exhibits:

 - The Modern Quilt Guild Annual Show / Phoenix, AZ 

    February 16-20 2022

-  Exhibit at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg PA

   Tina Williams Brewer / Cultivation: Journey of the Work 

          January 07, 2022 - April 17, 2022

  Stephen Towns : Declaration & Resistance

          January 30, 2022 - May 08, 2022

  -   Lines and Curves Virtual Workshop - Sheila Frampton Cooper 

        January 8 and 9, 2022 1 - 4 pm

        Hosted by Quilt Company East Guild  www.quiltcoeast.org

Our next workshop:

 -   Walk the Talk and Quilt it! Virtual Workshop with Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill hosted by our guild.

        Saturday, March 12, 2022 10 am - 5 pm.  Check back in early January for registration and costs.

Show us your 4th quarter challenge - Mini Quilts!  Each member who completed their challenge was entered in a drawing for a two-night stay at our 2022 Guild Retreat.

Show and Tell

Our January 2002 meeting is on Sunday, January 9th 2022 via Zoom.   
No program, this is a membership meeting to vote on the budget, 
elect officers, and other business.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

 November Meeting Recap

It was great to see our members in-person and on Zoom at our November meeting. 

Big Thank You goes out to The Stencil Company for their pop-up shop during the meeting. 

Our meeting topic was : Sewing Machine maintenance with Gerry Benton. Gerry showed us how to properly clean and maintain our machines. She recommended cleaning supplies and showed how to use them.


- Consider joining the Leadership Team in 2022! We need to fill the Membership Coordinator position. If interested please let us know.

- Our 4th quarterly challenge quilts are due at the December 4th meeting. Theme for this challenge is : Mini quilt.

- Zoom sewcials are back. Next sewcial is on November 21st 1-3 pm.

Programming Announcement: 

- Mark your calendar for a Virtual Workshop with Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill, "Walk the Talk and Quilt It"

March, 12 2022. More info coming soon.

Show and Tell

Our next meeting is on Saturday December 4th in the Lyceum. It is our annual Holiday Party and All Day sew day. Come and sew with us 9am-9pm.

We hope to see you there!