Monday, July 29, 2019

August Meeting - note location change!

August Meeting - At CMU Tepper Building

Date: Sunday, August 4th
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Location: CMU campus, Tepper Building
Stefani Danes will be presenting her work, including her collaborations with Doug Cooper!

Stefani will present at 1pm and we will have a brief business meeting following her presentation. Please plan to arrive on time!

Please bring your quilts for the PNQE exhibit. Nikki will collect them at the meeting. If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Nikki to schedule a time to drop off your quilts:

Stefani sent us the following details regarding parking on the day of the meeting:

On a Sunday, the big parking lot next to the building is open.  It’s entered from Morewood Avenue, between Fifth and Forbes.  Coming from Fifth Avenue, there are three buildings on the right side of the street, and the driveway is between the second and third buildings.  The driveway bends a little, then you can see the parking lot gate ahead, where the arm will be up.  Just park anywhere in that lot.  We’ll wait at the main door, which is in the big glass wall on that level (hard to miss!), since doors are locked on weekends except with CMU ID.

Monday, July 15, 2019

July Meeting Recap

We gathered on July 7th for our monthly meeting. We had a great turn out and we welcomed two new members.

   -  QuiltCon 2020 :
             - registration for members opened on June 25
             - quilt submissions opened July 1st
             -  check your Modern Monthly emails for free patterns, upcoming webinars, articles etc.
             - QuiltCon 2020 challenge quilt theme is TEXT.  Check out some examples of quilts using text and the color palette at this link. Bring your ideas to the August meeting where we will vote!

Our QuiltCon 2019 charity quilt was accepted to the Quilt Co. East show in group category. Show dates July 11-13 at St. Bernadette, Monroeville.
Our members voted on where to donate the QuiltCon 2019 charity Quilt. The Ronald McDonald House - Red Shoe Ball received the most votes.

Our POP Art quilt exhibit opened on July 1st at the Mt Lebanon Public Library. The exhibit is free and the quilts will be displayed until July 31st.

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza will house the following 2 exhibits from our guild:
- POP Art
- Collection of member quilts

Show dates September 12-15, 2019
Oaks, PA

Our current quilt challenge is to create a wholecloth quilt!
 -create a modern wholecloth quilt
 -any size, any color, any fabric
 - NO pieced or applique elements
 -post your pictures on social media with the #pghmqgwholecloth hashtag.

Upcoming events:

Making Faces workshop! It is open to non-members too!

Our 2020 Retreat is booked!

Our meeting topic was: Using Vectornator, a free vector design app. Ailish showed us how the app works and explained how we can create shapes, add color, and  duplicate design elements to potentially create our own quilt designs. It was really fun to see how a simple shape could be so much more by changing scale, color, and angle to make an effective design.

Show and Tell

Our August Meeting will be Off Site! We will Meet on Sunday, August 4th 1pm-4pm at the Tepper Building on CMU campus. The topic will be: The works of Stefani Danes. We hope to see you there!