Thursday, December 13, 2012

Quilt Company Hiring

The Quilt Company is adding to their staff!  We are looking to hire a part
time employee for 2-3 days per week.  The hours will include an occasional
evening and Saturday.  Along with the general retail responsibilities the
duties will include helping customers, cutting fabric and running the
register.  We offer a generous employee discount and a competitive starting
wage.  Stop by to fill out an application or call the shop for more
information at 412-487-9532.

The Quilt Company
3940 Middle Road
Allison Park, PA 15101

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Random Notes

• From Three Rivers Quilters:

“Since the show dates are earlier than usual [March 21-23, 2013], our entry deadline is also a little earlier than previous years. Entry forms should be postmarked by February 29, 2013 (early is always appreciated).  One other change from previous years is there is no longer any need to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your entries. We have also added the category of “Art Quilts” to our show this year and know that will become a favorite for some of our guests and our contributors.

“Those submitting more than one entry are asked to indicate the priority order you would like them considered for admission. The priority order is only used when there are more acceptable entries than we can accommodate in our show.”

Note: The theme this year is “Tessellations.” You can get the registration form here:

• Some amazing giveaways are going on. is offering up a Big Holiday Gift Box to one incredibly lucky person. It will include twenty-six fabric cuts, each one yard or more of fabric from Amy Butler’s “Alchemy,” Melissa White’s Amelie’s “Attic,” Verna Mosquera’s “Pirouette” and Ty Pennington’s “Impressions Fall 2012” collections…AND…three patterns each from Amy Butler and Verna Mosquera; and Amy Butler's book, “Style Stitches.” That should keep you out of trouble for a while. 

For a chance to win, go over to and leave a qualifying comment. Read the rules carefully. You need to somehow leave your email (registering is easy and safe, then your email isn’t shown in your comment) AND you need to answer the question they ask. Go now. I’ll wait. I already entered.

Spoonflower is holding Twelve Days of Giveaways. Sorry, I’m late to the game here, today (Sunday) is Day Three, but it’s a good one: A three-year sub to the British publication, Selvedge magazine. To enter, hustle over to

Any more out there?


Monday, December 3, 2012

Our Coming Year

We have put together a schedule for 2013 that we hope is as exciting for you as it is for us. As with all things, it's not carved in stone. Life happens, there may be changes.

January 6: Sewing Machine Maintenance and Things Quilters Should Consider Before Buying a New Machine
Leader: Ginger Krenn

February 3: Quilters Using Social Media
Leader: TaMara Howard

March 3: QuiltCon Presentation/Introducing the Modern Mood Quilt
Leader: Jodi and any other QuiltCon attendees

April 7: Show and Sew

May 5: Basic Curves and Circles/Continuing with the Modern Mood Quilt
Leader: TBD

June 2: Show and Sew

JUNE DATE TBD: Special Workshop Presentation: Color and Value
This is a special workshop offered outside of the usual first Sunday general meeting time. The workshop will be advertised to the other local quilt guilds in addition to members of the PGH MQG members.
Interior designer, quilter, and PGH MQG vice president, Gina Konopack, will lead a special workshop focusing on the use of color and value in quilting.

July 14: (Please note this meeting is being held on the second Sunday because of the 4th of July weekend) Annual General Meeting/PGH MQG Birthday Party

August 4: Show and Sew

September 8: (Please note this meeting is being held on the second Sunday because of the Labor weekend) Traditional Made Modern: Transforming traditional quilt blocks 

Leader: Jodi

October 6: Show and Sew

November 3: Holiday mini-quilt or tree skirt
Leader: TBD

December 1: End of the year party

Interested in teaching your fellow guild members?
We have a lot to learn from one another. If you have an idea for a workshop or are interested in leading a workshop please let us know. You can speak with someone from leadership in person or email Jodi at

AQS QuiltWeek - Lancaster 2013

The American Quilter's Society has opened registration for their quilt show scheduled for March 13-16 in Lancaster PA. 

Class instructors include Kaffe Fassett and Liza Lucy, Alex Anderson, Pam Holland, Pat Delaney, Linda Thielfoldt, Rami Kim, Kathy Kuryla, Eleanor Burns, and more.

More than 110 vendors will be showing their wares at the Merchant Mall.

See AQS QuiltWeek for details and to register but do so quickly! The most popular classes are already sold out.