Monday, April 6, 2015

Spring Sewing Retreat

Invites have gone out for the Spring Sewing Retreat which will be held on Saturday, May 2nd from 9 AM to 9 PM at:

St John’s Lutheran Church
311 Cumberland Road
Pittsburgh PA 15237

Please be sure to respond to the eVite if you plan on attending as space is limited.The retreat is free to PghMQG members and $10 for non-members. Please bring money to purchase lunch or feel free to pack a lunch and/or snacks for the day! There will be a kitchen and refrigerator available for use. If you know somebody that may be interested in attending feel free to share the invite by clicking on "Invite More" when viewing the invitation on the eVite site. If you did not receive the eVite please drop a line to the guild email or leave a message on the Facebook page.  

Attendees are encouraged to bring or make a block at the retreat that is grey, lime, and teal. We will raffle all the blocks off to one lucky person at the retreat! The winner of the blocks will also win this lovely fabric bucket (supplies inside not included):

Oooooh, that's so enticing. I hope I win it.
When you arrive at St. John's follow the arrows around the left of the building. The entrance is in the BACK of the church on the right hand side. Bring any supplies that you feel you will need for the day, including extension cords.

The PghMQG May meeting will occur during the retreat at 1:00pm. Feel free to join us for the meeting even if you cannot commit to the entire day. Fat Quarter Club payments ($12) for June will be due at the meeting, and Gerry Benton will be demonstrating Curves and Circles. The techniques that Gerry will review are covered in Lucky Spool’s Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making pages 83 thru 93.

Circles and Curves Supply List:
9 inch squares of different colors or prints, quantity #4 to #6  
What to bring
½ yard of Stitch & Tear stabilizer
½ yard of Steam a Seam 2 fusible web or the package containing 9” x 12” sheets
Sewing machine with (quarter inch foot or quarter inch setting on machine)
Sewing machine quilting needles size 11
Hand applique needles
Matching thread color to your fabrics choices, 2 filled bobbins
Extension cord and strip plug
Iron and pressing board
Scissors, marking pencil, straight pins
Cutting mat, rotary cutter, and ruler
Fabric Glue Stick or Roxanne Glue-Baste-It
Bring any tools you may have for making circles, marking pencil

Please email the guild with any questions:

See you there!

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