Thursday, October 1, 2020


Hello everyone!  

We're going to try again to go live for our next meeting. Barring any new changes from Allegheny County, we are going to have our October 4th meeting at our usual location, the Holy Spirit Church cafeteria in Millvale from 1pm-4pm. We are permitted to meet indoors with a maximum of 25 people, as long as we wear masks and practice social distancing. Both before and after the meeting, leadership will sanitize tables and any other surfaces that we think people will be touching, but do bring your hand sanitizer and anything else you need to make yourself feel comfortable. We don’t normally have more than 25 attendees at our meetings so we are not terribly concerned about overloading the space or turning anyone away, but if we need to, we will cross that bridge when we come to it.

On the agenda will be:

  • Our normal business meeting, show and tell, etc.

  • Needle book images and tutorial recommendations

  • Slide tutorial on how to make the blocks for the charity quilt

  • Charity quilt block kit distribution

Bernadette Kovac will be handling distribution of 30 block kits. Keeping in mind that curved piecing is involved, we have identified skill levels for each kit as either beginner, intermediate or experienced. For those of you who are attending the meeting, see Bernie for a kit of your choice. For those of you who do not want to enter the cafeteria but do want a block kit: for your convenience, Bernie will be conducting a drive through distribution option in the church parking lot during the meeting hours. If you wish to use this option, please contact Bernie directly at 412-760-6736 to make arrangements for pick up. Be sure to let Bernie know what time you will arrive and which level of block kit you prefer.

Now for the September Meeting Recap!

Report from the Treasurer is the same as in past months. All good there!

Our 4th quarter challenge is Monochromatic quilts!!!

Create a modern quilt that uses a monochromatic palette.

● Due date, during the December 5th meeting/sew day

● We will learn how to create monochromatic palettes during
the workshop today

● No restrictions on size, fabric, etc., and yes, you can include
blacks, whites and grays with your monochromatic selection.

The hashtag for the current challenge is:

Don’t forget to tag your IG posts with:

We currently have 53 members signed up for the 2020/2021 year!

The 2020 QuiltCon CHarity quilt  was donated to the Manchester Bidwell Corporation. They were very appreciative of our gift and plan to display our quilt in their office space. Thanks again to everyone who helped!

2021 QuiltCon Charity Challenge:

There are many tasks to be completed and volunteers are needed. Please e-mail B at if you’d like to help with any of the open tasks below:
● Design Development - Sandra
● Pattern Drafting and Piecing Instructions- B
● Quilt Top Fabric Selection and Purchase - Amanda
● Quilt Back and Binding Selection and Purchase - Volunteer needed
● Fabric Cutting and Block Kit Preparation - Volunteers needed, person to person contact is required
● Kit Distribution, Method TBD - Volunteers needed
● Block Construction - All of us
● Finished Block Collection, Method TBD - Volunteer needed
● Quilt Top Assembly - Volunteers needed
● Quilt Back Assembly - Volunteer needed
● Quilting - Volunteer needed
● Quilt Binding - Volunteer needed
● Quilt Label and Sleeve Volunteer needed

Other Upcoming Meetings (Pending County Orders!)

All future meetings are pending coronavirus restrictions but whether we
meet in person or continue to distance learn, this is what’s in the hopper
for later in the year:

● November - Various Binding Techniques and Tutorials
● December - Sew Day and Holiday Needlebook Exchange

Also, we are planning an online workshop with a “sewlebrity” to tide us over in the event that we can’t meet in person for extended period of time. This has been a bit more difficult to arrange than we thought. More info. to come!

Leadership Reminder

It's not too soon to start thinking about filling leadership positions for 2021. We are seeking nominations for all positions which include:

● President
● Vice President of Programming
● Vice President of Membership
● Treasurer
● Social Media Coordinator

If you’d like to nominate yourself or someone else, contact 
Pam Morrison at

Last and not least! Great job to all the members who participated in the 3rd quarter Triangle quilt challenge! Beautiful job, Ladies!

Bernie Kovak

Laurie Mizrahi

Mary Gregg

Sandy Schott

Sharon Galli

Zsofia Molgaard

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