Monday, August 16, 2021

 August Sew Day and Meeting Recap

 We held our annual summer sew day on August 7th. During the sew day we had a quick business meeting. We had a great turnout for the day. Lots of projects under the needles.


 - Curated Quilts featured QuiltCon 2021 charity quilts, including our Circles Quilt, in an August 3 blog post. Visit www.Curated to read the blog post.

 - Our QuiltCon 2021 charity quilt was donated to Light of Life Rescue Mission in early July. Gail, Sandy, B and Karen presented the quilt to Colleen McKerley, Development Manager, who gave a tour of the new facility. Light of Life Rescue Mission provides food and shelter to the hungry and homeless. The quilt will be in the auction at the More Than A Meal Gala and Fundraiser, October 19 at Heinz Field. We will share information as it becomes available.

 - TaMara Howard has a quilt published in the latest edition (Issue 16 - Stripes) of Curated Quilts, a quarterly printed journal. Congratulations!!

 - Salvation Army Fabric Sale is September 18th . Annual sale with bargains on fabric, yarn & crafts donated by area businesses and individuals. Donations of fabric and sewing items accepted Wednesdays 10 am – 2 pm at 820 Parish Street, 15220 (Greentree) and at the Pittsburgh Knit Crochet Quilt and Creative Arts Festival August 12-14. 

 - St Barnabas Nursing Home requests donations of new lap quilts and coverlets as welcome gifts for clinical patients. Sizes - 36 inch square for wheelchair laps, throw size for TV room or room decoration, or twin size for beds. Clarification: These will be distributed to new residents on an ongoing basis – the Christmas gift drive is a separate program. Contact Jennifer Kranik at St Barnabas


 - Our Fall Workshop – Circular Explorations with Brenda Gael Smith, Australia. Two-part workshop: Oct 23 & Nov 6, 5-8 pm both days. Registration opens for members and the general public in September. The registration fee for members will be announced at the September meeting.

 - The next Global Quilt Connection All Star Sampler Platter is October 2 & 3 from 3-6 pm. This is a virtual event. Nationally known quilt teachers will demo techniques. New – demos will be available for 24 hours after the event. Our guild will purchase a group pass for our membership. Mark your calendar – we will email the Zoom link in late September. 

Show and Tell

Sew Day Bingo 

Our next meeting is September 12th . Meeting topic and speaker to be announced. Our quarterly challenge, Numbers & Letters, is due. Members who complete their challenge quilt by the due date will be entered into a drawing for an overnight stay at the 2022 Retreat. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

    July Meeting Recap


- Our 2021 Community Outreach quilt  'Moving in the Best Circles' quilt has been successfully donated to the Light of Life Rescue Mission. It will be auctioned at their "More Than A Meal" Gala and Fundraiser on October 19, 2021.

- We received an invitation to exhibit  at the PA National Quilt Extravaganza September 16-19 2021 

- The Modern Quilt Guild's annual show QuiltCon will be held in Phoenix, AZ February 17-20, 2022.

-Call for Entries at Local Quilt Shows

                  -Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Fiberart International 2022 - application deadline August 31,                     2021

                  -Beaver Valley Piecemakers - October 7-9, 2021

                              26th Annual Show / Theme - Two Color Quilts application deadline Sept 17, 2021

                 -North Pittsburgh Quilt Guild - 2022 Show April 22-24 

                 -PGH Knit, Crochet and Creative Arts Festival - August 12-14, 2021. Quilting classes offered

                 -Contemporary Craft quilt class, Sew Your Idea with Karen Womack - July 31, 2021

Meeting Topic : Accuquilt with Cheryl Hayes

Cheryl's presentation covered everything you need to know about the Accuquilt cutting system. She showed us how to use the machines and dies and how easily you can cut out different shapes from up to 6 layers of fabric for piecing.

Show and Tell

Our next meeting is on Saturday, August 7, 2021. It is an all day Sew Day. Bring a few projects to sew, chat with other members, play some fun sewing related games bring a few finished projects to show and tell. Bring your own lunch and snacks.

We hope to see you there.

  June Meeting Recap

Meeting topic: Foundation Paper Piecing 2 - Make your own FPP patterns with B

              Show and Tell