Tuesday, February 27, 2018

March Meeting

Join us for our March meeting this Sunday, March 4th from 1-4pm at

Assemble Pittsburgh
4824 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Shawn Quinlan will be presenting his work.

UFO 2018 Finish Along
For those who were not able to be at the February and want to register their UFOs for our Finish Along, please bring them to the March meeting. UFOs must be at least partially started for this event. As you finish your UFOs throughout the year, you will turn in your ticket(s) and be entered in the fun end-of-year prize drawing.

Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival Volunteers
We’re still looking for volunteers to support our Guild while hanging out at a fun creative arts festival!  We are looking for volunteers to man a table during the three days of the festival to help us raffle our quilt, show off our minis, and do a hexie pin activity on Saturday. Here are hours we need to cover:
Friday, April 6, 2018 – 12:00 Noon to 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 7, 2018 – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 8, 2018 – 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Please mark your availability here or email Michele (pittsburghmqg@gmail.com).  We’ll then make a volunteer schedule with 2 hour shifts. (Volunteers will not need to pay an admission fee.)

Modern Solids Challenge Minis
There’s still space if you want to have your Modern Solids Challenge Minis (the ones we made in the guild logo colors and displayed together at the Mancuso Exhibit) displayed at  Threadbare Maple Festival on March 10th and the Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival. Email Michele (pittsburghmqg@gmail.com) to volunteer your minis will be included and you must be able to bring your mini to the March meeting to be included.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

February Meeting recap

Upcoming Programs:
1.  Spring Retreat March 23rd-25th - Registration is open! Let us know if you have a friend
     who isn't a member, but would like to come!
2. Survey - Check your email and fill out the workshop survey! If you have workshop and
     meeting topic ideas let us know!
3. We kicked off our UFO 2018 Finish Along! So far we have 17 members signed up with 85
     projects to finish! Currently the oldest UFO is from 1978 and the member with the
     most has 11 UFOs to finish. Members who weren't at the February meeting can bring
     their UFOs to the March meeting to get registered. Let's make it happen and finish those
     stashed away projects!

General announcements
1. Discussed our April meeting at the Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival. We will need volunteers to work our table at the festival. Stay tuned for information!
2. Three Rivers Quilt Show applications are open and due by March 21st! Make sure you check it out and enter your quilt. They have a modern category!
3. B collected the blocks for our inchies challenge quilt. She is going to assemble the quilt top. Can't wait to see it!
4. Stacy collected the Hohl challenge quilts
5. We welcomed 6 new members

Show and Tell

Gail had put together a very informative presentation on sewing machine maintenance. She covered:  machine cleaning, tension problems and threading just to mention a few topics.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Sunday March 4th at Assemble