Monday, September 10, 2018

September Meeting Rescheduled!

Technique Workshop

Join us Sunday, September 23rd from 1-4pm for a Technique Workshop for the following demonstrations:

Amanda - Inset Circles
Michele - Y-Seams/Partial Seams
Sandy - Bias Tape
Zsofia - Zippers & Closures

Don't forget we have a new location in Millvale:

Holy Spirit Parish
608 Farragut St
Pittsburgh, PA 1520 .

To get to our meeting room, please enter through the glass doors at the lower entrance to the building. The street out front serves as a free parking lot!

Minimalism Quilt Challenge

If you complete a minimalist quilt for the September OR October meeting, you'll be entered in a drawing to win a Firecracker Fabrics gift card!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

September Meeting Cancelled!

I really hate to announce that we are going to cancel the meeting on Sunday, September 9th. There is a Flood Watch in effect from 8pm this evening through Monday evening. In particular, tomorrow afternoon it's predicted that we're going to get heavy rain.

While I hope it remains a Flood Watch - and no floods actually happen! - not only has Millvale flooded in the past, but a lot of Pittsburgh roads are low-lying and get easily covered in water and become unsafe.

We'll work on rescheduling the meeting and be back in touch!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

September Meeting

Join us Sunday, September 9th when we'll be doing a technique workshop on Inset Circles (Amanda), Y-Seams/Partial Seams (Michele), Bias Tape (Sandy), and Zippers & Closures (Zsofia).
 

You can win a prize if you finished your Minimalism Challenge Quilt!

Don't forget we have a new location in Millvale:


Holy Spirit Parish
608 Farragut St
Pittsburgh, PA 1520 .


To get to our meeting room, please enter through the glass doors at the lower entrance to the building. The street out front serves as a free parking lot!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

August Meeting Recap

On August 5th we met at our new location in Millvale. We had a great turn out, and welcomed several new members.


Michele talked about :
    -upcoming quilt shows with modern quilt categories:
  • PNQE / quilt entry deadline is August 13th
  • Beaver Valley Quilt Show / quilt entry deadline is Sept 22nd 
   -ongoing challenges
  • nametag challenge / due by November meeting
  • minimalist quilt challenge  / due by September 9th
  • UFO 2018 finish along 
Nikki sent out a survey for the Jodi Robinson workshop to members. She needs your answers back so we can plan the workshop for next Spring. 


Zsofia did a small piecing and paper foundation piecing presentation. She talked about fabric choices, color inspiration, her favorite tools, thread and needles. She shared her process of working with small pieces and gave useful tips on how to set up your sewing space and machine for small piecing.

B. distributed the QuiltCon charity quilt blocks to members and talked about the pattern she designed for the challenge. She gave a short presentation on block assembly and fabric cutting. Can't wait to see the blocks they need to be returned by the October meeting!

Our members were busy sewing and quilting. Show and Tell was full of fun and colorful quilts.


















Our next meeting is on Sunday, September 9th at the Millvale location. We hope to see you there!






Monday, July 30, 2018

August Meeting

Join us this Sunday, August 5th when Zsofia will be teaching us about paper piecing and small piecing!

QuiltCon 2019 Charity Quilt block kits will also be available to pick up.


Don't forget we have a new location in Millvale:


Holy Spirit Parish
608 Farragut St
Pittsburgh, PA 1520 .


To get to our meeting room, please enter through the glass doors at the lower entrance to the building. The street out front serves as a free parking lot!

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!