Monday, March 6, 2023

PghMQG Retreat - Camp Crestfield


Photo credit: Crestfield

Our 2023 quilting retreat will be at Crestfield Camp & Conference Center!  The location was a big hit last year and we were able to reserve space there again.  

Sunday, February 19, 2023

February 2023 Meeting Recap


        Hello, guildies!  Welcome to the first meeting recap of the new officers and programming.  This meeting was packed with information, and some of it warranted its own blog post.  Links to those topics will be provided. Show & Tell is sprinkled throughout.  Let's jump in!

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Tote Bags for WC&S

Lovely case workers at WC&S

Member Judy Irvin spoke at the February meeting about work she has been part of at the Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh.  Here is their mission from their own site:

"Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh is a source of hope for survivors of domestic abuse. By offering a holistic approach to healing, our programs and services provide the safety and support survivors deserve. We welcome survivors of domestic violence at different stages in their journey and work with them to meet their personal, individual needs."

As part of their program, WC&S often provide physical resources.  The need for a sturdy tote bag to carry groceries or personal items is frequently there.  Donations of such bags are always welcome, said Judy.    

Other donation opportunities can be found here.

Totes should be anywhere from 15"x17" to 19"x22", with the larger size being very popular.  They don't need to be overly complicated, but should be finished cleanly and have strong seams.  Below are some of the links suggested by Judy.  Response to the survey sent out by Mary following the Feb meeting indicated that many members would be open to making totes at the May retreat.  

Please bring any finished totes to the guild meetings.  We will be accepting them through the June 2023 meeting.

Free Martha Market Bag pattern

If you, or someone you know, is a victim of DV, help is available.

Hotline (24/7) | 412-687-8005

Text Support (9a–5p, M-F) | 412-744-8445

New Raffle Opportunities!


There have been some nice changes to the retreat raffle!

Now, when you participate in a variety of activities with the guild, you can earn tickets towards the retreat raffle.  In addition, taking part in the quarterly challenges now earns you 5 tickets!

● Completing Quarterly challenges - 5 tickets
● Bonus for completing all quarterly challenges - 10 tickets
● Presenting the Program for a meeting - 5 tickets
● Serving on a committee or event - 5 tickets
● Posting on social media must use #pghmqg- 1 ticket
● Participating in Show n' Tell - 1 ticket

Here's the dreaded fine print : When it comes to social media, you are on your own with remembering to use the hashtag.  Totals for the week will be tabulated on Sunday mornings.  This is not retroactive, so posts from 02/05/23-evening of 02/12/23 have already been counted. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

  January 2023 Meeting Recap

January meeting is a business meeting - recapping the previous year, giving a financial overview and electing a new leadership team.

Please congratulate our 2023 Leadership team:

- President - Mary Gregg

- Vice President, Programs - OPEN

- Vice President, Social Media - Cheralee Stover

- Vice President, Membership - Gail Gausman

- Treasurer - Jen Laverty

Mary's election as President leaves the Program position open. Leadership has decided to hold a special election at the February meeting to fill the position. Any members interested in running for the position, please submit your name and short bio to Judy Kay, Elections Officiate, by January 21st.

Quilt Workshops and Opportunities:

Quilt North is hosting a workshop with Maria Shell, Riffing on Tradition.  This two-part virtual workshop will be held Thursday, January 26 5:30-8:30 pm and Sunday January 29 2-5 pm. Cost for non-members  $70. registration or email

Three Rivers Quilt Guild is accepting entries for their 2023 show March 30-April 1 at Hollywood Casino at the Meadows, Washington PA.  This year's theme is Drunkard's Path.  The entry deadline is Tuesday, February 21 by mail only.  entry rules    entry form or email

CMU research team invites marginalized Pittsburgh artists to participate in a virtual immersive gallery research study at the Andy Warhol Museum Pop District.  CMU information

Our next meeting is on Sunday, February 5th in Millvale. We hope to see you there.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

  December Sew Day and Holiday Party

   We held our annual Holiday Party and Sew Day on December 3rd. We had a great turnout. 22 members showed up with many different projects to work on. We shared a yummy potluck lunch, held a short meeting with show and tell and exchanged handmade ornaments.

Sew Day

Show and tell

Ornament exchange

Our next meeting is on January 8th. It is a zoom meeting, members will get an email with the link. We hope to see you there.