Sunday, August 11, 2013

August Meeting Summary

The Pittsburgh Modern Quilt Guild took a road trip for its August meeting.  Members ventured to Sewickley to meet at “STITCH”, a brand new quilt shop!  And what a lovely shop it is!  Hip, hip, hooray!  Many thanks to Erin Kortering, the owner of STITCH, for hosting the Guild at her shop.

Before getting down to business, Erin kindly gave the Guild an overview of her new shop.  Erin described her vision for her new business and her philosophy on owning a quilt shop.  Erin offers the latest modern fabric lines, classes and access to studio time.  Visit the STITCH website for more details about the shop and what it offers.  Thanks Erin!

Lauren's Modern Mini

The Guild is now an official member of the Modern Quilt Guild.  Current PghMQG members should have received an email from the MQG asking them to join the members-only online community.  Let us know if you have not already been added to the Pittsburgh group in the members-only area.

Later during the business portion of the meeting, Guild members voted unanimously in favor of accepting the bylaws as presented at the July meeting with one small typographical change. With approved bylaws, we will obtain 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status as part of the MQG organization.

Akemi shows off her cute baby quilt

The group also discussed our upcoming show at the Carnegie Museum.  Applications for the show were due at the meeting.  There is enough space to exhibit every quilt that was submitted!  At the show reception on September 8, we will host two interactive exhibits: Quilts & Math and an Ipmrov Design Board.  We need scraps for that, so please bring any fabric scraps you are willing to part with!  We also need paper products, snacks, and beverages for the reception - please help out by bringing an item if you can!

Stephanie's entry for the upcoming show

The show and tell this month was amazing!  Baby quilts, show quilts, mini-quilts, English paper-piecing, Zentangle, modern mood quilts, modern hand quilting . . .   AND how about fabric choices – chevrons, Heather Ross (Briar Rose), Michael Miller (Backyard Baby Ant Maze), Vanessa Christenson (Simply Color) . . .  such talent and so motivating!!!

Jodi's Mod Mood quilt top

Pam invited fellow PghMQG members to a trunk show that she will be hosting at the Quilt Company East Quilt Guild on October 21, 2013.  Pam will be lecturing and exhibiting Marcia Derse ( fabric and fabric constructions.  This is a very exciting opportunity to see first-hand the work of a contemporary, modern textile artist. 

The next PghMQG meeting will take place on September 8, 2013, at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.  

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