Friday, June 30, 2017

July Meeting Announcement

Be sure to join us for the next meeting on Sunday, July 9th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Pittsburgh Project where we will take it slow, and hone our skills with a finished edge, hand applique lesson.

During the lesson, we will:
  • View examples of modern applique quilts
  • Study four ways to prepare applique pieces
  • Discuss options for applique supplies
  • Learn how to invisibly hand sew applique shapes onto background fabrics
  • Practice what we’ve learned, round robin style

Scrap fabrics, tools and supplies will be provided. All you will need to bring is pair of small scissors or snips. If you would like to view/print the presentation slides prior to the meeting you can find them here and here.

It will be a fun, interactive and busy session! 

Some additional items to know for this meeting:
  • Annual dues are collected in July. Specific details about options for paying were emailed out a few weeks back, but you are welcome to bring cash/check to the July meeting. See the Membership Info page of this blog for more information
  • Registration details for the Shibori dyeing workshop at Workshop PGH were also emailed out recently (check your junkmail folder if you didn't get the email!)
  • Gerry will be accepting quilts for the upcoming Quilt Company East show before the meeting. Please arrive promptly at 1:00 or earlier if you would like her to take your quilt at that time.
  • The next free sew day is Saturday July 15th, 12-5 at Carnegie Library Lawrenceville. Look for the eVite to be sent out soon!
  • July is also the last month to show your Inspiration Challenge blocks. Finished quilts for the final challenge prize drawing are due at the September meeting!
See you soon!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

June Meeting Recap

Before we review the events from the June meeting, registration details for the members only Shibori dyeing workshop have been emailed out! The workshop will be led by Rebekah Joy at Workshop PGH on July 29th. This should be a fun event so make sure you get  yourself all signed up!

We had a great turn out at the June meeting. Everyone was pretty excited to turn in their Modern Solids Minis for the upcoming PghMQG exhibit at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza in September. Check out #pghmqgmsc on Instagram to see all of the great pieces created for this challenge! If you haven't turned in your mini for this challenge yet, please be sure to bring it to the July meeting.

Some of the great Modern Solids Minis that our members created!

Our presentation in June was led by Amanda and covered how to use social media to find information, connect with other quilters, and find inspiration. You can download the presentation slides here. We reviewed some tips on using Instagram and finding info on the MQG website and on the PghMQG website. We have two new tabs on our website with good information: the membership information tab and the guild challenges/swaps tab. Be sure to check them out!

We also decided on our plan for the 2018 QuiltCon challenge quilt. The project this year will be led by our VP of Membership, Michele. Several members volunteered to be on the project committee. Look for more details to coming soon!

Check out some of the pretties we saw at Show and Tell this month:
Cathy's sentimental quilt that she made for a good friend

Another awesome quilt from Sharon!

Michele's colorful quilt that has been a long time coming!

Zsofia continues to stun us with her miniaturizing abilities!
Our next meeting will be held on Sunday July 9th (please note this is the second Sunday in July). Look for the details to be announced soon!

See you soon,