Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Pittsburgh MQG April 2013 Recap

Gina's WIP
The Pittsburgh MQG was happy to welcome two visitors, Barb, and Gerri’s guest, Karen, to the meeting!  The April meeting of the Pittsburgh Modern Quilt Guild was all about letting go of the formality of quilting and sewing a “Modern Mood” quilt!
The Modern Mood quilt concept originated with Sherri Lynn Wood of daintytime.net.  More information about the Modern Mood Quilt Along can be found at here.  Members of the PMQG decided that the April meeting would be devoted to making their own versions of the Modern Mood Quilt.

Jodi, guild president, provided an overview of the quilting process and shared both the quilt that she was making, as well as Gina’s Modern Mood Quilt.  Guild members then took to their sewing machines and went with their own particular “mood” to choose colors, slice wedges and sew up some Modern Mood quilt sections.  The majority of the meeting was spent sewing and, of course, talking about everything “quilty”.  The resulting quilt sections were colorful and unique! You can see the work completed here, the guild's Flickr page.

At the end of the meeting, there was time for “Show and Tell”.  Guild members and visitors shared both their Modern Mood quilt sections and other completed quilting projects.

Jodi encouraged Guild members to continue to work on their Modern Mood quilts at home.  At the May meeting, the program will focus on completing the mod mood quilt design, piecing the curves section, and completing the Modern Mood Quilt. (Those unable to attend the April meeting are encouraged to work on their own mod mood quilt and bring it to the May meeting. Join in on the fun!)

The next meeting of the Pittsburgh Modern Quilt Guild is scheduled for Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 1-4pm.

(Many thanks to Kathy for writing up the above recap. She's swell!)


  1. Thanks Kathy for writing it and Jodi for posting it! :)

  2. Thanks for the hospitality and the inspiration. I'll definitely be back!