Pi(e) Day 2011!

March 14, 2011

Happy today foodie nerds of the world!  In the QT Pi(e) world, the day began with a quick walk to the neighborhood coffeeshop and one day host of QT Pi(e)s!

Inside my recipe box was our latest print material.  I was up late the night before cutting out the book version of the Pi(e) Day stop motion video.

I left the sweet potato swirl pie for the Lili patrons, picked up the apple pies and walked to work.  Walking with pi(e)s is very good exercise!

By 11am, the pie plates began to look like this…

At this point, I cut off a tiny sliver just to quality control the situation.  The slice passed the taste test!

I clearly need to up the pie production to keep up with my coworkers!

Happy Pi(e) Day 2011 Everyone!


Hothouse: The Event!

August 2010

Hothouse came and went so quickly.  Our bakery facade exceeded our expectations.  We shared our pie and ice cream mission with several party attendees who made some of the best faces after sampling our pies!  And we still had time to party!  All in all, it was worth the effort.  Special thanks to Dana Leigh Dolney, our official QT Pie photographer for the evening.

All those QT Pies did not last long.

There were just a few remaining crumbs…


… and two HUNGRY QT Pie girls!

Finger licking good QT Pies!

Then it was time to close up the little bakery and enjoy the party!

Slim Cessna and Friends.  Their shows are always a good time, and this show in particular created some sparks!

Hothouse Is Coming!

Hothouse is The Sprout Fund’s annual benefit and showcase event. The event serves as stage to present a sampling of some of the innovative projects and emerging leaders of successful community initiatives supported by Sprout over the past year. Held annually at unique development sites, the event celebrates the organization’s accomplishments and features live music and performances, food and drink by Pittsburgh favorites, a silent auction, and a VIP reception.

As a Seed Award recipient, The QT Pi(e) Project was invited to participate and showcase our project.

The Sprout Summer Social

June 2010

The Sprout Fund hosted its annual Summer Social (a summertime open house) in conjunction with Penn Avenue Unblurred on Friday, June 4, 2010, in the EDGE studio parking lot next to the Sprout office.  Being it was a Pittsburgh Summer Social, it was a rainy summer social.  The Summer Social featured tabling by supported Sprout projects, a showcase of designs under consideration to become Public Art murals, music, and light refreshments.  The QT Pi(e) Project was one of the highlighted projects.  Click on the flier to learn more about our sponsor, the Sprout Fund.

Joey Kennedy was the photographer for the evening.  He quickly became a friend of The QT Pi(e) Project.  After seeing his Summer Social photos, we want him at all our events!  Click on his collage below to see more of our favorites from Joey’s summer social favorites.

Click on the Pie Girls picture below to see our photos from the event.

Very Good News for Pi(e) Girls

February 2010

Dear Quelcy T. Kogel,

Thank you for your proposal on behalf of QT Pi(e) to the Sprout Fund.  On behalf of the Sprout Fund Board of Directors and Executive Director Cathy Lewis Long, I would like to congratulate you.  Sprout has recognized the importance of your efforts, and approved funding for your proposal.

I encourage you to schedule a meeting with me at your earliest convenience to discuss moving your project forward.

The Sprout Fund is supported in part by lead contributions from the Richard King Mellon Foundation and by the generosity of many other donors from around the Pittsburgh region.  Program support for Seed Award is provided in part by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

Sincerely yours,

Mac Howison
Funding Programs Manager
The Sprout Fund