Friday, February 14, 2020

February2020 Meeting Recap

The February meeting was held on the second Sunday of the month, February, 9th. During this meeting, we discussed the upcoming March Sew Day, upcoming quarterly challenge, and Nikki and Gerry spoke to the group about thread, needle, and everything batting.


The guild's first quarterly challenge of 2020 is to create a quilt inspired by a board game (or lawn game, computer game, ect.). These quilts are due at the March 7th sew day meeting! To be entered in the yearly raffle the quilt must be finished, including binding. Use the hashtag #pghmqggamechallenge on social media!

Financial Report:We took in $125 in January for dues, and we spent $1062.70 on MQG dues, rental space for the Spring workshop, purchasing a new projector, and postage/supplies to send the quilt to Quilt Con.

It will please the group to know that our charity quilt has made it safe and sound to Austin! 
Don't forget if you are going to QuiltCon to meet up with others from the guild to get a photo with our beautiful creation! 


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Leadership also met in February and has been hard at work completing the program set for 2020, and it's shaping up to be an awesome year! 

The guild's first workshop will be Foundation Paper Piecing with B on Saturday, April 18th. This will be a split day workshop!
9am-12pm: FPP for beginners
12pm-1pm: Break for lunch (option to purchase lunch)
1pm-4pm: Designing patterns for FPP (prior FPP knowledge req’d.)
Watch your emails for the invitation!


Show and Tell:
Missy B with some fun folded fabric!

 And this striking color on the gray quilt!

 The wonderful B with her color-blocked pillow.

Sharon showed off her scrappy color quilt. 

 Mim has been making use of fabric to make these cuddly guys!

 The black fabric really sets off the colors in Cheryl's quilt!

 Nikki has been practicing free-motion writing!!

Zsofia! All the tiny piecing and TULA PINK pants!

 A Georgia EPP pillow from Courtney.

 More fantastic tiny piecing by Tracy

 These bright and dark quilts are just wonderful!

Get excited everyone! Our March meeting is our first Sew Day of 2020! So, mark your calendars for  Saturday, March 7th. We will be meeting at St. John Lutheran Church - Highland. Sewing is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a short business meeting at 1:00 p.m. Don't forget that your game quilts are due! Be sure to RSVP in the evite that went out.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

January 2020 Meeting Recap

We met for our monthly meeting on Sunday, January 5th. This was our annual meeting at which we voted on any bylaws changes and voted on guild leadership for 2020.
All changes to bylaws were voted on and accepted. The current bylaws are available to view on the website.
The following new leadership was voted into office for 2020:
President - Nikki
VP of Programs - Jeanne
VP of Membership - Missy
Treasurer - B
Social Media - Courtney

Thank you so much to Amanda, Sandy, and Zsofia, who were part of leadership for 2019!

The Quiltcon 2020 charity quilt is being bound and labeled by Zsofia and Julie, and then we will send it off to the show!


The current quarterly challenge is to create a quilt derived from a board game. These quilts are due at the March 7th sew day meeting! To be entered in the yearly raffle the quilt must be finished, including binding. Use the hashtag #pghmqggamechallenge on social media!

Financial Report:
The guild had net earnings of $1053.46 for 2019!
Dues to MQG are paid for 2020.

We discussed the programs survey that was sent out last fall, and we discussed possible 2020 programs. As always, send any suggestions to Jeanne at her programs email!

Show and Tell:

Michele showed us a rainbow quilt that she made from swap blocks:

Nikki showed us a scrap quilt:

Zsofia made 2 zip pouches, one was made from a Starbucks coffee bag!

Pam upcycled picture frames and framed tree blocks to give as gifts:

Sandy showed us a queen size quilt that she made for her daughter:

And Karen used her free motion practice pieces to create a tote bag!

Our next meeting is on Sunday, February 9th. We are meeting in the Holy Spirit cafeteria, 1pm-4pm. Gerry will be talking about thread and needles and Nikki will be talking about quilt batting. We hope to see you there!