Friday, June 17, 2016

June 2016 Meeting Recap

It's been an eventful couple of weeks.  In an effort to make sure that this recap didn't end up as long as a George R R Martin novel, a few things were given their own posts.

The guild is participating in #quiltsforpulse.  The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild put out a call for blocks or finished quilts.  You can find that post and all of the information needed here.  Bring blocks to the July meeting or send them to us by mid-July at the latest.

QuiltConEast registration is right around the corner.  If you are thinking of going, don't hesitate.  It sounds like there will be several members going this year and we even have a member who will be volunteering behind-the-scenes.  Get the 411 on that right here.  Member pre-registration starts June 25th.

Okay!  Onto the meeting recap!

Registering For QuiltCon

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Okay, people.  Before we delve in to the awesomeness known as the June meeting recap, we have to talk.  I have one word - 2 syllables - for you.



If you are a modern quilter or a fan of modern quilter or a spouse, parent, bff of a modern quilter, you need to know about QuiltCon.

QuiltConEast will be the first time that the QuiltCon event takes place on the east coast.  From February 23-26, 2017, thousands of quilters will descend upon Savannah, GA to meet, learn, share and celebrate the modern quilting movement.  Anyone is welcome to attend QCE and there are cash prizes for the majority of the categories for judging. <-----Click here for all of the details.

You may want to check out what our members said about previous QuiltCon experiences here.

Here's what you MUST do to ensure that you can jump right into registration!

  • Make sure that your membership information is up to date and accurate.
  • Make sure you are a registered member of the Pittsburgh Modern Quilt Guild by June 20, 2016.
  • Look through the course guide and have a list of what lectures, workshops and activities you want to participate in,  Make sure you have some backups, just in case.  
  • Make sure your computer has pretty good internet connection.  This is no time for dial-up. 

"MQG Members will be able to access Member Pre-Registration through the MQG Community website as well as through an email that will be sent to them on June 25, 2016. Members will need to register with the email address that receives their MQG newsletters. Members will not need to use any special discount codes; discounts will be applied automatically.
MQG member pricing will end November 30, 2016. All MQG member registration thereafter will be at full price.
You must be a member BEFORE you register. We will not provide pro-active discounts to people who become members after they register."  -QuiltConEast 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Quilts For Orlando

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#quiltsforpulse #orlandolove #loveisloveislove #lovewins #stitchedwithlove 

A huge outpouring of support and love is flowing towards Orlando right now.  After the horrific events of this past weekend, the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild put out a call for blocks and quilts celebrating love and hope.  They are aiming for enough quilts for the survivors, the families of those lost and the first responders.  If they surpass their goal, the remaining quilts will be shared within the community.

Click here for a message from the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild.

Quilters make out of love.  It might be love of the recipient, the love of creating or the love of continuing a tradition.  Pittsburgh has a huge heart, so we are asking the quilters of the 'Burgh to join us in contributing blocks to the guild's quilt for Orlando.  Help us show them that they are loved.

  • Make a heart.  Three options are featured below.
  • Use rainbow, bright happy colors
  • Make a 12.5" block (12" finished) with a white (Kona) or low volume white background.  The Cluck Cluck Sew block below is 10" and would just need additional sashing.
  • If you are mailing them to us, please do so by mid-July.