Monday, May 29, 2017

June 2017 Meeting- Social Media and Modern Quilting

Join us June 4, 2017 from 1-4pm at The Pittsburgh Project for our monthly meeting!

Bring your Modern Solids Challenge mini with you! They are due at the meeting. Don't forget to put a four inch sleeve on the back for hanging and a label.

As always, bring your Inspiration Challenge blocks and your Show and Tell items to share.

Amanda will be speaking about Social Media and Modern Quilting. She'll discuss how you can use social media to connect, share our work, and find inspiration.

A couple of reminders:

  • Annual membership dues are due by the July meeting. You can do so now at the meeting or online. Please check out the membership page on our website for all the details: click here.
  • Don't forget to submit your entries for the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza PghMQG exhibit by Friday, June 2nd. All the relevant info can be found by clicking here.

See you soon!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May 2017 Meeting Recap

This month we combined our monthly meeting with an all day sewing retreat.

At our meeting we recognized the members of our guild who had quilts in the Three Rivers Quilt Show and those that won ribbons. They can be found here.

Entries for the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza (PNQE) show in Philadelphia must be sent in by June 3, 2017. Details here.

All guild members are encouraged to participate in the Modern Solids Challenge. We are to make a 24" square mini quilt using all solids in the colors of our logo. These minis will hang in the PNQE show as a display together. Please bring your completed mini to the June meeting! You can find progress photos on Instagram at #pghmqgmsc and what I'm seeing so far is impressive! (Check out our new page on this website to read up on all current and past guild challenges going on!)

The Modern Quilt Guild has announced the next Charity Quilt Challenge guidelines. The theme is modern-traditionalism. Brainstorm some ideas for our next quilt and submit your ideas via e-mail to the guild. We'll decide on an idea at our June meeting.

Our next meeting will be Sunday June 4 from 1-4pm at The Pittsburgh Project. Amanda will be speaking about how modern quilters use social media to connect, find inspiration, and share their work. 

Upcoming Programs:

Sew Day June 10, 2017 at Quilter's Corner 10-4 E-vite coming soon!

Shibori Workshop, possible date July 29th, details TBA

Screen printing Workshop Fall 2017

Hand Applique is the program topic for the July 2017 meeting

We welcomed two new members this month bringing our total to 56!

Reminder: It's time to pay your annual dues! You can check out this info on our website for all the 411 on dues amount and how to pay: click here. 

Inspiration Blocks:





Show and Tell:




New member Cathy


Friday, May 12, 2017

PghMQG Exhibit at PNQE!

The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza (PNQE) quilt show coming up this September will feature an exhibit of work by the members our guild! Details about the show in general can be found by following this link

Entries are now open for members to submit their work to be shown at this event!

Some additional important details:

  • Each member may submit up to three works of any size for the exhibit (if you are making a mini for the Modern Solids Challenge, it does not count as one of the three you may submit)
  • Quilts will be selected by PghMQG leadership based on the number of submissions we receive
  • Please submit a separate form for each work you are submitting along with two photos of each quilt (one photo of the entire piece and one detail close-up photo), the link to the form is below
  • Shipping to and from the show will be at no cost to you
  • We would like you to submit your most modern pieces, but most importantly we would love to see work from every member represented regardless of how modern it is!
  • Feel free to submit unfinished pieces. They must be finished by Aug 13th and of good quality in order to be included in the exhibit.
  • Entries are due by Friday, June 2nd
PghMQG members please follow this link to download the submission form. Please read it and complete it carefully for all pertinent details and instructions for submitting.

Are you interested in participating but you aren't a member? You can find information about joining our guild by following this link.

So excited to see your pretty quilts!

Friday, May 5, 2017

PghMQG at the Three Rivers Quilt Show

The Three Rivers Quilt show was held April 27-29, 2017. We had many members of our guild enter quilts and quite a few bring home awards. Check out all the member quilts below (presented in alphabetical order).

Congratulations to all who participated! 

Amanda Hancock-A Little Lucid

Amanda Hancock, Resist, Third Place, Theme-Solo

Amanda Hancock, Rainbow Unicorn

Barbara Cain, Temperance Please, Second Place, Modern

Dia Sue-Wah-Sing, Collaborate, Judge's Recognition

Elmira Essex-Sizemore, Art Deco Diamonds

Elmira Essex-Sizemore, Modern Ballerina, Director's Choice

Gerry Benton, Angel by the Sea Honorable Mention Art/Wall-Hanging

Karen Womack, Tribe

Melissa, Geese Over Essex

Nicole Maroon, Fowl Play, Honorable Mention, Modern

Nicole Maroon, Shimmer Medallion, First Place, Pieced Large-Solo

Pittsburgh Modern Quilt Guild, Vertical Scale

Sandra Schott, Circle of Friends, Honorable Mention, Modern

TaMara Howard, A Tree of Life, Second Place, Pieced Small-Group, Quilted by Nicole Maroon

TaMara Howard, Eclipse 2, First Place, Modern

Vivian Benton, Sawtooth in Living Color

Vivian Benton, Endless Chain II

Monday, May 1, 2017

May 2017 Meeting: Sew Day

May 6th we will have a sewing day from 9-9 at
At 1pm we will have a brief guild meeting. Guild members please check your e-mail to RSVP and for more details.The sew day is free to members and $10 for guests.

Please plan to join us!  The sewing days are always a great time.