Tuesday, August 28, 2018

September Meeting

Join us Sunday, September 9th when we'll be doing a technique workshop on Inset Circles (Amanda), Y-Seams/Partial Seams (Michele), Bias Tape (Sandy), and Zippers & Closures (Zsofia).

You can win a prize if you finished your Minimalism Challenge Quilt!

Don't forget we have a new location in Millvale:

Holy Spirit Parish
608 Farragut St
Pittsburgh, PA 1520 .

To get to our meeting room, please enter through the glass doors at the lower entrance to the building. The street out front serves as a free parking lot!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

August Meeting Recap

On August 5th we met at our new location in Millvale. We had a great turn out, and welcomed several new members.

Michele talked about :
    -upcoming quilt shows with modern quilt categories:
  • PNQE / quilt entry deadline is August 13th
  • Beaver Valley Quilt Show / quilt entry deadline is Sept 22nd 
   -ongoing challenges
  • nametag challenge / due by November meeting
  • minimalist quilt challenge  / due by September 9th
  • UFO 2018 finish along 
Nikki sent out a survey for the Jodi Robinson workshop to members. She needs your answers back so we can plan the workshop for next Spring. 

Zsofia did a small piecing and paper foundation piecing presentation. She talked about fabric choices, color inspiration, her favorite tools, thread and needles. She shared her process of working with small pieces and gave useful tips on how to set up your sewing space and machine for small piecing.

B. distributed the QuiltCon charity quilt blocks to members and talked about the pattern she designed for the challenge. She gave a short presentation on block assembly and fabric cutting. Can't wait to see the blocks they need to be returned by the October meeting!

Our members were busy sewing and quilting. Show and Tell was full of fun and colorful quilts.

Our next meeting is on Sunday, September 9th at the Millvale location. We hope to see you there!