Sunday, September 16, 2012

October General Meeting, Show & Tell, and Workshop

Hello modern quilters!

Our October monthly meeting is Sunday, October 7, from 1:00-4:00 PM at the Pittsburgh Project. In addition to our general meeting we will also host a show and tell of your current projects, and hold a workshop on wonky cross blocks. Please read on for more information:

General Meeting- some points of discussion
Secretary- We had a leadership change at the September meeting (see the September meeting notes for details) and are in need of a secretary. The secretary of the guild takes meeting notes and provides them promptly to the leadership to publish to the Guild's website for our members. The secretary is also asked to attend leadership meetings and provide insight and ideas for guild development. If you are interested in running for guild secretary please email us with a brief bio about yourself. A vote will be held to fill this position at the October meeting.

Forming of new committees- As discussed briefly at the September meeting the guild would like to establish its first two committees- Marketing/Communications and Outreach. The purpose of these committees is to begin exploring marketing and outreach opportunities for the guild. Committee members will be asked to meet as often as needed to develop marketing and outreach plans for the guild. The first Outreach committee project will be the QuiltCon Austin Children's Shelter quilt once materials arrive.

Any one interested in signing up for the Marketing/Communications or Outreach Committees please email us or speak with a leadership member before the start of the October meeting.

Show and Tell
Several people expressed an interest in a Show and Tell at the October meeting. You got it!

After the general meeting anyone who has is interested in participating in the Show and Tell will be given a few minutes to show off and discuss any recently completed modern quilt projects or ask for advice/suggestions for any works-in-progress (WIPs). We ask that participants be respectful of time (i.e. 5 minutes is good; 30 minutes is bad) as we would like everyone to have an opportunity to share their project. Please bring your work as we are eager to see what everyone has been up to lately!

Wonky Cross Workshop
Since we will be hosting a Show and Tell this month we will host an abbreviated workshop on Wonky Crosses.
Gina, vice president, will once again be leading us as we create another modern block- the wonky cross.

Supply list: We will post the supply list in the next day or so. It will be similar to the supplies used for the last two workshops.

November and December Meetings (Looking toward the future...)
The PGH MQG hosted three modern quilt workshops- improv piecing, modernized flying geese, and wonky crosses. At our November meeting we ask attendees to bring along the work they made in one or all of these workshops to put together a completed project, such a table runner or mini quilt.

In addition to previously made blocks/tops please bring batting and fabric(s) for backing. There will be an opportunity to make additional blocks during the sew-a-long. Tips on completing projects and quilting will also be provided.

We will be hosting an end of the year/holiday party in early December to celebrate the PGH MQG and a successful year. Details to come, but start thinking about it. It will be here before you know it!

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