Sunday, September 24, 2017

October 2018 Meeting Announcement: Mapping Your Life, A Bird's Eye View

Please join us for the next meeting Sunday, October 8th 1-4pm
Stephen Foster Center, Lawrenceville
286 Main St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

There is a parking lot, which can be entered from Fisk (the street behind the building. Building doors will be marked, but the entrance to use is the main door on Main St.

We'll be swapping our Make Me a Mini challenge quilts at this months meeting! If you are unable to be at the meeting please contact your swap partner directly to get them their mini before or after the meeting.

All quilt blocks for the QuiltCon Charity quilt should be turned in at this meeting or at our Sew Day October 14th at St John's Church. We will be assembling the quilt top during the sew day.

Here's a note about our program this month:

Through a series of design prompts and exploratory exercises, guild member Diane DeNardo will lead each of us in designing a modern quilt block that maps a story from our life.  After exploring our unique stories through words and simple pencil sketches, we will have been taken through one avenue of artistic exploration.  That exploration will result in a unique and personally designed quilt block. Discussion will focus on how color choice, placement, texture and stitching can bring the story to life and reflect the characteristics of modern quilting.  Participants will be encouraged to share their story and hand drawn quilt block at the workshop or at a future Pgh MQG show and tell.

Supply list:
Favorite art journal, sketch pad or doodle pad.
Pen or pencil for sketching
Colored pencils or markers.
NOTE:  If you are running late or forget, Diane will have extras on hand.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

September Meeting Recap

At our September Meeting we had five guild members bring their completed quilts for the Inspiration Block Challenge, which we've been working on since the summer of 2016. The results were beautiful! Each person with a completed quilt had their name entered in a drawing to win a basket of quilty prizes. Congratulations to B our winner!





Some take aways from the meeting:

  • Submissions are open for Quilt Con here.

  • Guild member Zsofia Molgaard was chosen as an ambassador for Stash Builder Box for the month of September!

Nikki shared all about bindings and the many methods for getting your quilt bound. It was very informative! Personally I'm looking forward to trying my first faced binding.

 Show and Tell

Sunday, September 17, 2017

PghMQG at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza

PghMQG members were featured in a great exhibit this weekend at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza in Oaks, PA along with the Philly, Lancaster, and Central NJ MQG chapters. Thank you to all the members who participated by sending quilts and helping to organize the effort! Check out all the pretty pieces from the show below:

The Modern Solids Mini Challenge quilts looked great together and were a big hit at the show! Great job everyone!

Sally Martin "House of Cards"

L: Karen Womack "Rockstar Manicure", R: Nicole Maroon "Modern in Metallics"

Melissa Jennings :"Shake it Like a Polaroid"

Julie Stocker "Dangerous Roads"

Karen Womack "Naturally Curly"

Michele Krugh "Warm Summer Nights"

Stacy Koehler "Into the Dim"

Sandra Schott "Circle of Friends"

Melissa Jennings "I Dreamed it Up One Night"

Barbara Cain "First Circles"

Barbara Cain "Margarita Man"

Sally Martin "Improvisation"

Stacy Koehler "45"

Amanda Hancock "Resist"

Sharon Galli "Kimono Sun"

Sandra Schott "Don't Let This Happen"

Ailish Luedde "Sunflower Study"

TaMara Howard "Eclipse 2"

Barbara Cain "Temperance Please"

Aimee DeFoe "Chasing Rainbows"

Zsofia Molgaard "Southbound"

Sharon Galli "Camille"

Zsofia Molgaard "Gravity Mini"

Ailish Luedde "Growing Green"

Dia Sue-Wah-Sing "Collaborate"

Gerry Benton "Diamonds Triangles and Squares Oh My"

Gerry Benton "Modern Abstracts"

Amanda Hancock "A Little Lucid"

Nicole Maroon "Find Joy"

Nicole Maroon "Fowl Play"

Karen Womack "Tribe"

Julie Stocker "Modern Moda in Print"

L: Stacy Koehler "Early Star"  R:Melissa Jennings "New Friend"

Zsofia Molgaard "New Direction"

Michele Krugh "Sunsets"

Gerry Benton "Sunflowers in the Fall"