Tuesday, November 5, 2019

November Meeting Recap

We had a really great meeting in November! We covered the following in the business meeting:

QuiltCon 2020: Member pricing for workshops ends on November 30!

Registration for the next MQG Sessions opens on December 1st. The topic is handwork, and the location is Denver, CO.

MQG is celebrating their 10th anniversary!
They are having a virtual sew day on Saturday, November 9th. Use #mqgsewday to tag your social media posts.
MQG is also having a "Spend 10 days with MQG" event on Instagram and Facebook from November 4-13. Check out their social media for daily prompts to play along.

Our 2020 retreat is booked!
May 15-17, 2020
Martina Spiritual Retreat Center
Eventbrite sign up will open in spring 2020.

We are now taking nominations for 2020 leadership. You can nominate yourself or someone else at the December meeting or by emailing Pam: yopamm@yahoo.com. We are especially in need of a nomination for social media! If you're interested in that position or any other, reach out to a member of leadership and we can give you more details.

The programs survey for 2020 has been sent out. We've had a great response so far! Please respond if you haven't already done so.

A copy of the by laws with proposed changes will be sent to all members later in November. We will vote to accept the changes at the January 2020 meeting.

Amanda gave a cost breakdown for the Making Faces workshop. Our actual costs were $70 less than our projected costs, the workshop was a huge success!

Our current quarterly challenge is hand work! Use the hashtag #pghmqghandwork when posting your quilts. These quilts are due at the December 7th sew day. We will also be drawing the 2019 quarterly challenges raffle winner that day and announcing the first challenge for 2020!

Our next meeting is an all day sew day from 9am-9pm on Saturday, December 7th. We will be assembling the QuiltCon charity quilt top, if you're interested in helping with that please bring a neutral grey thread and your sewing machine. We will have a brief business meeting at 1pm.
Bring your own projects to work on and a snack to share! Guild will provide meatball and veggie meatball subs for dinner. An evite will go out to all members soon, please RSVP and let us know if you're planning to stay for dinner!
NOTE: There is a location change for the sew day! We are meeting in the Holy Spirit Lyceum. It is across the street from Holy Spirit church. You can use the address: 110 North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA in your GPS to find the building. It's a small brick building with red doors.
Don't forget to bring your mug rug to swap with your partner! Use the hashtag #pghmqgMugRug when posting online!

Show and Tell:

Gerry brought some faces quilts that she created:

 Amanda showed us her completed face from the Making Faces with Melissa Averinos workshop:
 And Amanda finished her hand applique Carolyn Friedlander quilt:
 Courtney showed us her newest pattern, which she was inspired to create from our Drunkard's Path challenge earlier this year:
 Our newest member, Ricki, showed a Pittsburgh quilt that she designed herself!
 Missy had two quilts to show, one is a Christmas quilt and the other has machine appliqued leaves:

After show and tell we had a presentation from Nikki about quilt shows. She talked about why one may want to enter shows, what quilts to consider entering, how to enter a show, how to prepare a quilt once it has been accepted into a show, and what judging is like. We ended with Nikki sharing her judging sheets from several different shows and then we saw the quilts and talked a little bit about the judges' comments. One of our former members and good friends, Stacy Koehler, gave us this great handout for what judges are looking for in a quilt.

We hope to see you at the December sew day! A few things to remember:
-Slight location change, we are meeting in the Holy Spirit Lyceum
-Bring neutral grey thread if you'd like to help piece the QuiltCon charity quilt
-Bring your completed Handwork challenge quilt
-Bring your mug rug to swap with your partner
-Bring a snack to share and RSVP to the coming evite with whether you'll be staying for dinner!

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