Saturday, August 4, 2012

August 12 Meeting Reminder

Meeting Reminder
This is a reminder we will be having our August General Meeting and Improv Piecing Workshop on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at the Pittsburgh Project from 1:00-4:00 PM. As with the last meeting there is a $5 meeting fee, which will be deducted from your dues should you decide to become an official member of the Pittsburgh Modern Quilt Guild. 

We will be meeting in the same space as last time, which is located at the back of the church adjacent to the PP main building, and we will put up better directional signage.

We will spend the first 30-45 minutes of the meeting discussing guild business such as approving July's meeting minutes, reviewing the treasurer's report, and discussing dues for the remaining of 2012. After a very short break we will begin our exciting workshop with Lauren. 

Improv Piecing with Lauren Jonkman
In our first PghMQG workshop, participants will have the opportunity to get "out of the box," release their fears of improvisation, and learn and practice 2 methods for improvised block piecing.  First, we will learn how to create improvised "slabs" similar to this (I have to make one and send to you to post).  Bring your scraps, which should be at least 1" square.  Any shape or size of scrap is perfect for creating a slab!  Second, we will learn how to make wonky, improvised log cabins similar to this (again have to make something).  For this, bring strips that are at least 1" wide (but can be any width) by any length you want.   

Supplies: Bring your scraps, sewing machine, cutting board, and rotary cutter and let's have fun!

Please feel free to bring a snack and beverage for yourself.

Quilton Quilt Blocks are due on Sunday
For those of you who participated in the Quiltcon quilt block challenge please be sure to bring your completed blocks to the meeting on Sunday. Lori has volunteered to mail off all of our blocks on Monday, August 13. They must be postmarked by August 15 and this is our opportunity to submit our handiwork as a guild.

We will have some of the block submission applications on hand at the meeting, but you can also go to here and print off the form for each of your blocks. (It is one form per block submitted.)

Let us know you are coming
Please note: We didn't set up an evite for this meeting. Instead we would appreciate it if you would respond in Comments to let us know if you plan on attending this Sunday. We would like a general idea of how many to expect so we can set up accordingly.

As always please feel free to drop us a line with questions, suggestions, and hellos. We love hearing from all of you, and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Sunday, August 12!

The PGH MQG Leadership Team
(Gina, Jodi, Lauren, Lori, and Michelle)


  1. I am a total novice, but I would like to come and check it out. Thanks!

    1. Leslie, please come and join us. The group is made up of all skill levels, but we all have a love and interest in modern quilting. See you Sunday!