Sunday, July 27, 2014

July Meeting Notes

At our last meeting on July 13, 2014, we spent time hand sewing hexies outside at the Pittsburgh Project.  Some people worked on projects they had already started and others learning english paper piecing for the very first time!  We also discussed the following business items:

  • The Pittsburgh Modern Quilt Guild's 2014 outreach project will be a guild quilt to be donated to the Pittsburgh Project for their annual holiday party silent auction.  There is no design theme to follow, but we ask that your finished size is a multiple of four (4"x4", 4"x8", 8"x12", etc.)  The Color theme is Pittsburgh: gray skies, green space, trails, blue/green rivers, industrial past, mixed nationalities, yellow bridges, home.  Color palette to be posted soon!
  • The rest of the year is looks as follows:
    • August is our all-day sewing retreat.  We will spend a bit of time brainstorming about our outreach quilt.  
    • September's meeting is piecing our outreach quilt squares.
    • October we will piece together our outreach quilt top.
    • November we are making a bag together.  Do you have a tote that you have been wanting to try?  Let us know.
    • December will be our Holiday Party!  Location TBD.  Come with your leadership team nominees!
  • Dues are due!  $35 up tip the retreat on August 9th.  After August 10th, the dues amount increases to $40.
  • PghMQG Retreat will be held August 2nd from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm at St. John's in the North Hills.  Free to members, $10 for non-members, and bring money to buy lunch.  Feel free to pack a lunch and/or snacks for the day!
  • We received a $50 gift from the Spectrum Charter School for our help with their student quilt!  Pictures to come soon.
  • We are looking for a location for a 2015 quilt show.  Do you have any ideas?  Let us know!