Saturday, October 19, 2013

October Meeting Recap

Many thanks to Gina for an incredible improv workshop. Please remember to bring your completed improv works to the meeting on November 3rd, which will be a Show & Sew. Also, take advantage of uploading your improv works to the Guild's Flickr page. Secondly, thanks go out to Sarah, who took the following notes. Please note: We have two meet-ups in November!!!

Pittsburgh Modern Quilting Guild Sunday, October 6, 2013
Meeting Minutes
1.     Thanks to all those who quilted something for the library quilt how.  Thank you for all of the set up assistance as well.  Remember the show is still going until October 31st!

2.     Ginger’s Free Motion Quilting (FMQ) workshop in November has been shifted to Sunday, November 17th for a second PMQG gathering.  We will still have our regular session on Sunday, November 3rd with a free sew time together. (Materials for the 17th to be posted soon!)

3.     The Holiday Party will be coordinated by Gina Konopack and Sarah Lozecki.  If you want to be involved in the planning, please let them know.  Location is TBD at this time, but will be Sunday, December 1st. (Save the Date!!!)

4.     Elections will be called in November for our leadership offices.  A vote will take place at the Holiday Party and the newly elected officials will take office in January.  Jodi Humphrey will not be continuing as the President of the Guild.  Gina Konopack is as of yet undecided if she will pursue office of Vice President, or President.  All other positions are interested in remaining.  If you would like to nominate someone for a position, please make sure that you speak to them ahead of the nomination time.

5.     We are looking to create a new role of Past President to act as guidance to the newly elected Guild President.  It is also hoped that this new role can take over special projects, in particular Outreach.

6.     If you are interested in a bus trip to the Paducah, KY Quilt Show April 21-26, 2014, there will be a pick up for the Pittsburgh area.  40 people are needed to fill the bus and the total cost is $849 per person per double room and includes, transportation, admission to preshow, quilt show with multi-day pass, museum, rotary how, Patti’s Settlement, motel and five breakfasts.  Please call Delores Kennemuth at 814.849.2284 or e-mail at with any questions.

7.     On November 9th Jodi and Lauren will be traveling to the Oil City Quilt Guild to talk about modern quilting.  We can’t wait to hear how your time was!

8.     If you did not get your fabrics for the Riley Blake Challenge, please let Jodi know. The Challenge rules were: 1. Finished product must be quilted, 2. You may only add additional fabrics that are solids or Riley Blake fabric from other lines.

9.     If you are looking for inspiration in your color and fabric choices try:
a. where you can follow them on Pinterest or have a subscription. The website shows photographs of various scenes and the color palette that comes from the image.
b.     There is an app for your smartphone through Adobe called Kuler.  You hold the phone over a picture, piece of fabric, or even the floor and the app will pull colors from that image.

10.  There is an exhibit called Compromised: Life in the Middle present by Gold Standard. The show runs through November 3rd,  at 937 Liberty Ave on the 2nd Floor. Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11- 6pm, Saturdays 11am - 8pm and Sundays 11am - 5pm.  The show is about artistic communities in America.

Thank you to everyone who participated in Gina's workshop. We look forward to seeing everyone in November. Cheers!

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