Sunday, April 10, 2022

 April Meeting Recap

2022 Theme - Exploring Modern

April Meeting topic : Modern Traditionalism

What is Modern Traditionalism? The term " Modern Traditionalism" generally refers to any quilt that has a traditional pattern, block, or design as its foundation, modernized in some way using one or more modern techniques.

 - we saw an educational video on how to create modern blocks

 - we divided into groups for hands on exercises to turn traditional blocks into modern ones.  

Our second quarter challenge - make a quilt of any size in the Modern Traditionalism theme.  Your finished quilt is due at the July meeting.


Announcements:

Upcoming quilt show

                   - North Pittsburgh Quilters Guild  -  April 22-24

                      at Ross Township Community Center

 Retreat Information:

where:         Crestfield Conference Center

                     Slippery Rock, Pa

when :         Friday, May 13 - Sunday, May 15

Check your email for details.


Upcoming meetings in 2022


Saturday 23-April Museum 1:00 pm Greensburg Westmoreland Museum Visit


Sunday 1-May Meeting 1:00 - 4:00 pm Live/Zoom Exploring Alternate Grid/T-Shirt Quilts


Fri-Sun 13-15 May Retreat Crestfield Conference Center, Slippery Rock, PA


Sunday 5-June Meeting 1:00 - 4:00 pm Live/Zoom Quilt repair workshop

Sunday 26-June* Sewcial 1:00 - 3:00 pm Zoom Sewcial *one week later than usual


Upcoming lecture and workshop in July:
Designing with Negative Space with Sylvia Schaefer.
Stay tuned for more information.

Show and Tell












Our next meeting is on Sunday, May 1st, 1 pm - 4 pm. The topic:
Exploring Alternate Grid Quilts and using Alternate Grid in T-shirt Quilts.

We meet in-person at Holy Spirit Parish, Millvale. The GPS address is 608 Farragut Street, Pittsburgh 15209. We meet in the Cafeteria. The entrance is not on Farragut but on the opposite side of the church building, across from Hahn Funeral Home near Howard Street.

Guests are welcome and may attend two meetings at no charge. We hope to see you there!

Monday, March 14, 2022

 March Meeting Recap


Announcements:

New Post office address:

                                         Pittsburgh Modern Quilt Guild

                                          c/o Jennifer Laverty

                                          P.O. Box 105

                                          Wexford PA 15090

March 19th is National Quilt Day

Quilt Shows:

Original Sew and Quilt Expo - April 7,8,9

                                                Akron OH / www.sewingexpo.com

Lancaster Quilt Show - March 23-26

                                               Doubletree Willow Valley Resort, Lancaster

                                               www.thelancasterquiltshow.com

Three Rivers Quilt Show - April 7,8,9

                                               Hollywood Casino at the Meadows

North Pittsburgh Quilters Guild - April 22-24

                                               Ross Township Community Center

Quilt Classes Online

                                   Introduction to Electric Quilt 8

                                   Sunday, March 20 / 10 am- 1 pm

                                   Fern Hollow Designs / click on virtual classes with Linda

QuiltCon 2023 will be held at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart in Atlanta, Georgia. Featured speaker is Chawne Kimber. You can find her on Instagram @cauchycomplete.


Retreat information

where:                      Crestfield Conference Center

                                  Slippery Rock, PA

when:                        Friday, May 13 - Sunday, May 15 

check your email for details.



First quarterly challenge quilts due by April 3rd meeting. Q1 challenge is MQG inspired design. Download a free pattern from the MQG journal to give it a try.

Our next Zoom sewcial is on Sunday, March 20th 1pm-3pm. 


Our next in-person meeting is on April 3rd 1pm-4pm. This meeting will focus on Modern Traditionalism. We hope to see you there!







Thursday, January 20, 2022

 January 2022 Meeting Recap


On January 6th we had our annual business meeting.

Our Agenda was:

- Membership roster distribution to members in February

       update your contact information if needed, email will be sent to members with instructions

- 2021 Budget

        Review of budget documents emailed to members

- Leadership elections

- 2021 Challenge winner drawing.  Every member who complete a quarterly quilt challenge gets an entry to win a spot our Annual Retreat. Congratulations to Tracey Z! She will receive a free overnight stay at our 2022 Retreat.

- 2021 Workshop Review

        Hand dying : 10 slots - 7 registered

        Freestyling spirals : 20 slots - 19 registered

       Circular explorations : 20 slots - 18 registered

- 2021 Retreat was a success!

 LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS

Every January our members vote on the leadership positions. Leaders voted on for 1 year term with maximum of two tears in a position.

Big thank you for Barbara Cain for her work as Treasurer for the past 2 years.

Welcome to our leaders for 2022

President - Karen Womack

Treasurer - Jennifer Laverty

Programs - Mary Gregg

Membership - Gail Gausman

Social Media - Zsofia Molgaard

- Zoom Sewcials are held on the 3th Sunday every month 1pm - 3 pm. Members will receive an email with the link.

2022 Theme: Exploring Modern . Our quarterly challenges are 

          Q1 : MQG inspired design

          Q2 : Modern Negative Space

          Q3 : Modern Traditionalism

          Q4 : Free choice : I explored modern


Upcoming Zoom Workshop

   Walk the Talk and Quilt It with Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

   Saturday, March 12 10 am- 5 pm


Our next in-person  meeting is on Sunday February 6th 1pm - 4pm. We hope to see you there!