Tuesday, November 13, 2018

December Meeting


December Sew Day


Our December meeting will be a members-only, all-day Sew Day on Saturday, December 1st from 9am to 9pm - so bring whatever projects you want to work on and come sew with friends!

Holy Spirit Parish
608 Farragut St
Pittsburgh, PA 15209

At 10 am, we will be assembling the QuiltCon Charity Quilt. If you want to help, please bring white thread.

We'll be having a potluck lunch (check your email for an e-vite).

At 1 pm, we will have a short business meeting with show & tell and a...


Pincushion swap!
Bring a pincushion to the December meeting to participate in this swap. We will put the pincushions in a brown bag to make it a blind swap! Pincushions will be swapped during/after the business meeting which will happen at 1:00 pm.
 
At 3 pm, A & L Sharpening Service LLC will be there to sharpen your scissors and knives. Her price list is here (She will not be able to do serrated knives and garden tools at our meeting.)

Monday, November 12, 2018

November Meeting Recap

Fun news! We will be having an exhibit of our quilts at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza from September 12-15, 2019. We will be displaying the Inspiration Challenge quilts together as a group. We will also have a section for members’ quilts - we will send more details about how to enter in the spring.

We encourage everyone to think about running for a leadership position in January. You must be a member for a year in January. All positions are open: President, VP Programs, Treasurer, VP Membership, and Social Media. More details on the positions are in our bylaws


If you have a technique or approach to quilting you’re passionate about, please consider leading a meeting next year! Let us know if you’re interested. Members who lead meetings get a $25 gift card. 

The name tag challenge winner is Cheryl - congratulations!


Inspiration Presentation and Challenge!
 
Thank you Ailish, Amada and B for your presentation on inspiration to get us started on our next guild challenge : pghmqg POP ART Inspiration Challenge (information in your email and on the Guild Challenges Tab)




















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We hope to see you at our next meeting on December 1st 2018. It is on a Saturday and it's our guild's fun filled daylong sew day. More information coming soon.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

November Meeting

Join us Sunday, November 4th from 1-4pm for a meeting about Inspiration and the start of a new challenge! (Don't forget to change your clocks - Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday!)

You can win a prize if you finished your Nametag Challenge!
 

Our meeting will be at:
 
Holy Spirit Parish
608 Farragut St
Pittsburgh, PA 15209


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, October 15, 2018

October Meeting Recap

We gathered on October 7th for our monthly meeting.

- QuiltCon quilt submissions are open till November 30th 2018.There are 2 challenge categories as well: American Patchwork and Quilting Two-Color quilt challenge and Michael Miller fabric challenge

- We encourage everyone to think about running for a leadership position in January. All positions are open: President, VP of Programming, Treasurer, VP Membership, and Social Media Coordinator. Details in our bylaws or talk to the current officers!

- We have a nametag challenge running through November, when there will be a prize drawing!

- On the new MQG site, members must sign in and update personal profile to be active. You also now print your own Membership Card

- B collected the QuiltCon Charity Quilt blocks. The charity quilt assembly day is set for our December 1st Sew Day.

- QuiltCon quilt submissions and registrations are open till November 30th 2018. There are 2 challenge categories as well: American Patchwork and Quilting Two-Color quilt challenge and Michael Miller fabric challenge.

- On IG use the guild hashtag #pghmqg so we can feature you on the guild's page. The Modern Quilt Guild uses #showusyourmqg hashtag to pick members for feature on their page and newsletters. As a member you get access to free webinars, patterns and you can connect with other modern quilters.

- Our Minimalism Quilt Challenge winner is Kathie K! Congratulations! You will receive a $25 gift card. Thanks to everyone who participated and made such great quilts! 


- During our meeting Karen Womack taught us slow stitching. What is Slow Stitching? An effort by fiber artists to slow down, enjoy the process and create satisfying art. Karen talked about different stitching techniques such as: big stitch quilting, Japanese boro and sashiko. We practiced running stitches and worked on a small boro style square.




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Our next meeting is on November 4th. We hope to see you there!

Monday, October 1, 2018

October Meeting

Join us Sunday, October 7th from 1-4pm for Slow Stitching! Slow Stitching is hand stitching. Karen Womack will discuss the slow stitch movement and why it's gaining popularity, the different types of hand stitching, and lead a demonstration on big stitch quilting.


Meeting attendees will practice big stitch quilting on a small square. Bring: small scissors to cut thread, pins or clips, and a white or light marking pencil. An orphan quilt block is optional. Fabric squares, threads, and needles will be provided.

If you made a big stitch quilt or have one in progress, please bring it.


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 15209


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!
September Meeting Recap

On September 23rd we met at the Holy Spirit in Millvale for our monthly meeting. We had a pretty good turnout for the rescheduled meeting.

Michele talked about
  • the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild  invited our members to a workshop by Andrea Tsang-Jackson from 3rd Story Workshop in Toronto on October 3rd
  • some members signed up for the Michael Miller fabric challenge, they received their bundles to work with
We have a few ongoing challenges
  • Modern Minimalist Quilt challenge - due by the October meeting
  • nametag challenge - due by the November meeting
  • UFO 2018 finish along
Upcoming Programs  
  • Improv Piecing workshop with Amanda  (@sewsewlife) on October 13th, 10-4 at Holy Spirit in Millvale. Lunch will be provided. Cost for members : $30, non members: $35
  • Judi Robinson workshop in 2019. Date TBD
  • continue to send us meeting topic ideas and workshop ideas
We briefly talked about the new Modern Quilt Guild website. You have to re-register to use the site and take advantage of the webinars, free patterns, and to be part of different quilting interest groups.
Also the Modern Quilt Guild is organizing a mini quilt swap for its members around the world if you are interested sign-ups are open in October.
QuiltCon quilt show submissions are open till November 30th 2018.


We had a technique workshop during our meeting. Members learned how to:
  • inset circles by Amanda
  • sew y-seams / partial seams by Michele
  • make / use bias tape by Sandy
  • sew zippers by Zsofia






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Minimalist Quilt Challenge










We hope to see you on the October 6th meeting. We meet in Millvale at the Holy Spirit Church.