Sunday, April 16, 2017

April Meeting Recap

First, a little business. We had another fun meeting. PGHMQG now has 55 members! 

We will be participating in the PA National Quilt Extravaganza, which is a Mancuso Show, September 14-17 2017. Guild members are encouraged to enter quilts into our exhibit at the show. Members also have the opportunity to make a mini quilt using all solids in the colors of our logo. You should have received info about both of these things through e-mail (check your junk mail folder if you didn't get it!).

April 29th will be a sew day at the Hill District Library from 12-5pm. 

Our next meeting will be Saturday May 6th. This will also be a sew day with a break for our meeting in the afternoon. 

Watch for e-vites for both sewing days!

Mark your calendars for March 23-25 2018 and plan to join us for another sewing retreat. It was such a great weekend!

Now, some quilts! Our members are going strong with their monthly inspiration challenge blocks.


Amanda's Daffodil Block

Ailish's block inspired by walks in the park as spring begins


Karen's February and March blocks

 Show and Tell:
Gerry with her first improv piece inspired by our Sherri Lynn Wood class
B with a quilt she made from her 100dayproject designs
Amanda with her Christmas tree skirt

Ailish finished this quilt top on our retreat

Zsofia with her awesome swap mini



Karen received this mini from the MQG swap

Stacy led our program for the month on the topic of judging quilt shows. Quilt judges are trained to look at all aspects of the quilt from the design and color to the construction. Something that stuck out to me as an important was to consider the longevity of your quilt. Your quilt will be around for a long time, maybe longer than you think! So make a quilt that is well constructed. Make sure that your quilting is close enough together to prevent batting shifting around in the wash and make sure your binding is made to last. If it's going to be in a show these are things that a judge will be looking for, but even more important, preserve your beautiful work.

Thank you to Stacy for leading this month's program!

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