Thursday, April 18, 2019

April 2019 Meeting Recap

Our April meeting was all about specialty rulers! 9 members brought different specialty rulers to demo for the guild, from curves to special squaring up rulers and more. A special thank you to Mim, B, Vivian, Missy, Cheralee, Cynthia, Karen, Courtney, and Nikki for demoing rulers for the guild.

Quilter's Depot is still accepting applications for mentors for their Sew Teach Me program, which provides free sewing lessons to kids ages 8-18. They will also take donations of notions and fabric (3/4 yard or larger). You can bring donations to a guild meeting and Cynthia will take the donations to Quilter's Depot.

The Riley Blake Challenge has begun! Fabric bundles were passed out to those who signed up. You can still participate if you missed out on the bundles! More details on the MQG website here.

The Modern Quilt Guild is looking for entries for the International Quilt Festival exhibit. You can find more details and sign up here.

The Mancuso show, the Pennyslvania National Quilt Extravaganza, has once again asked the Pittsburgh Modern Quilt Guild to exhibit our members' work! An email will go out this week with details regarding how to submit your work. We will have one exhibit of the POP Art challenge quilts and another exhibit of various member quilts.

We are exhibiting our POP Art minis at the Mt Lebanon library for the month of July. Please bring your mini to the May or June meeting, Nikki will collect them and store them until they are hung. All minis must have hanging sleeves sewn to the back. Here is a tutorial on how to create a hanging sleeve.

Our spring workshop is Saturday, May 18th. An email and blog post went up with more information. WorkshopPgh is graciously hosting the workshop for us, and all sign up is through their site. Use this link for sign up!

Our May meeting is an all day sew day on May 4th from 9am-9pm in our normal meeting space in the Holy Spirit cafeteria. An e-vite will go out shortly.

Our 2020 retreat is book for May 15th-17th at the Martina Spiritual Retreat Center!

Don't forget about our current challenge to make a modern quilt (any size, any colors, any fabrics!) with the Drunkard's Path block as inspiration. Challenge quilts are due at the June 2 meeting. Use the hashtag #pghmqgmodernpath so we can follow your work!

Show and Tell!

Vivian showed us a fun technique she learned:
 Diana made this huge quilt one small block at a time on her embroidery machine:
 Cynthia is already done with the top for her Riley Blake challenge:
 Mim made silverware holders for her grandkids for Easter:
 Karen showed the top she was working on at retreat:
 Nikki made this top at retreat, too:
 Cheralee showed samples from a class she took at QuiltCon:
 Cheralee showed us our quilt for the Tree of Life shooting first responders, and Courtney offered to take the quilt home to hand bind!
We hope to see you all at the May sew day!

2019 Spring Workshop Sign Up

Sign up is open for the spring workshop

Join fellow Pittsburgh Modern Quilt Guild members at WorkshopPgh to make barn quilts!

Date: Saturday, May 18th
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: WorkshopPgh: 5135 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh 15224

We are making 2' x 2' wooden barn quilts, which can be hung inside or out.

Sign up on the WorkshopPgh website using this direct link.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Drunkard's Path Challenge

At the end of our March meeting we announced the next challenge, to create a quilt using the Drunkard's Path block as inspiration. There is no restriction on size, colors, design, etc! For more information regarding the challenge, including some quilty inspiration, check out this file.

These challenge quilts are due at our meeting on Sunday, June 2nd.

Remember that each challenge quilt you complete this year will earn you a chance to win a free spot at our retreat in 2020!