Sunday, August 27, 2017

September 2017 Meeting Announcement: Quilt Bindings

Our meeting will be at The Pittsburgh Project September 10, 2017 from 1-4pm. Please note that the meeting is on a different weekend due to the holiday.

Your inspiration challenge quilts are due at this meeting. We can't wait to see the finished product! Those with a finished quilt to share will be entered to win this awesome bundle of prizes!

Bring your finished Inspiration Challenge quilt for a chance to win this prize basket!

 Keep working on your Make Me a Mini projects and your Quilt Con Charity Blocks. Both of these will be due at the October meeting.  You can turn in any finished Quilt Con blocks this month.

Nikki will be talking to us about quilt bindings. Here's some info from Nikki:

Binding! Is it your favorite step before snuggling under a finished quilt or the very last chore before you can call the project done?  If you already love to bind, perhaps you'll pick up a few new tips and tricks! And if binding is a chore for you, let's find a technique that makes it less of one! We will cover how to create nice corners and sew together the binding tails as well as a few different ways to bind by machine and by hand and how to tackle curves, piping, and a faced binding.
As always, bring your show and tell projects and we will see you at the meeting!

August 2017 Meeting Recap

If you missed our August meeting then you missed the big news: Our bridge quilt has been donated to the Heinz History Center! It will be stored in their archives and may be displayed at some point. We'll be sure to let you know any further updates about it.

Guild members exchanged scrap bags for our Make Me a Mini challenge. Each member who participated at the August meeting will be making a mini quilt using their partner's scraps. The mini quilts will be due at our Oct 8th meeting (please not that this is a different date than printed on your instruction form as we had to reschedule the Oct meeting). Use the hashtag #pghmqgmmm to share your progress on Instagram and to keep up with what other members have been working on!

The MQG is accepting submissions for quilts to QuiltCon 2018. Find out more about submitting a quilt here.

Block packets to make the next charity quilt will be available at our next meeting on Sept 10th. Completed blocks will be due by Oct. 14th. We'll be meeting at St. John's that day from 10-5 to assemble the quilt top. Please contact us if you need to mail your blocks.

Amanda taught us about improv with intent. For many of our members this was a new concept. It will be exciting to see what they create. She also did a demo on how to sew improv curves. 

Show and Tell

See you soon!