Thursday, July 23, 2015

August meeting announcement

Our next meeting (Sunday August 2nd, 1:00-4:00pm) will be held at Quilter's Corner in Finleyville. We certainly hope to see everybody there! MaryBeth will be sharing with us the exciting new things she saw at the Spring Quilt Market and the shop will be open just for MQG members. 

It looks like the best bet to getting to the shop (Quilters Corner, 6101 Pennsylvania 88 #1, Finleyville, PA 15332) is to take Rt 19 or 51 to avoid construction on 88. Google maps seems to be aware of the situation, so we advise looking into the routes suggested on that website. If you are interested in organizing a carpool with other members we suggest that you take advantage of the MQG forum for the Pgh chapter. A topic has already been started for this if you are interested. (Didn't know about the Pgh MQG forum? This is a great place to communicate with your guild members in between meetings. Just head over to this webpage, login with your MQG username and password, and join the group to start chatting!)

If you are coming to the meeting, please bring some of your work for show and tell, even if you have shown it before. MaryBeth is very interested in seeing what our guild is up to.

Also, during the month of August, Quilter's Corner is accepting donations of homemade pillowcases that will be given to charities who work with pediatric cancer patients. We ask that you bring a completed pillowcase with you to thank them for hosting this meeting for us. Some tutorials on how to construct a pillowcase can be found here and here.

The FQ Club payment ($12) is due at the August meeting. Mona and Stephanie will be picking the fabric this time around, and it will be available at the Sept 13th meeting. Also, don't forget if you did not pay your dues at the July meeting, please bring them with you in August. Dues are $40 this year. Please email the guild to make other arrangements to pay your dues if necessary. 

We have been a little lax in designating our BOM's the last few months. I have updated the BOM page on this site with suggestions for the circles/curves and improv skill builders. We promise to remember to do this! Our block for August, Stashbuster #2 from Little Miss Shabby, looks pretty fun and great for scrap busting. Head on over to this great tutorial to make the block pictured here:

Stashbuster #2 by Little Miss Shabby

Maybe you can bring one of these to the August meeting for show and tell!

See you soon!

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