2016 NJMQG Membership

The 2016 Membership form is now available!

Each renewing/new member must fill out an electronic form every year.

To renew membership or to become a member please click here. You may also click the JOIN tab at the top of the blog. Scroll down to the area that says: Step 1 – Complete Membership Application. You can find the form link there as well.

Membership dues are $50 for 2016. Please pay by December 28, 2015. You can pay by credit card, by cash or by check at the next meeting, or, for your convenience, via PayPal. There is also a PayPal link in the application form and on the “JOIN” page. There is a $2 surcharge to use PayPal.

If you pay by check, please make it payable to “North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild.” If you will not be at the December meeting (December 17th), but would like to pay by check, please email njmqinfo@gmail.com for a mailing address.

NJMQG Membership shall be recognized upon payment of dues and completion of the 2016 Membership Application Form.

Early Registration Code and Link Available for Mid Atlantic MOD retreat

NJMQG Members! The Early Registration Code and Link to register for the Mid Atlantic MOD retreat has been emailed. If you are an NJMQG member and did not receive an email with the code and link, please email njmqginfo at gmail dot com immediately. Do not share the code/link with non-NJMQG members.

Check out the optional Workshops here!

Early Registration opens tonight, Wednesday, November 18 at 7pm EST.

Read about Mid Atlantic MOD here.


Reminder :: November 2015 Meeting This Thursday!


• Our November meeting is this Thursday, November 19, 2015  at 7pm at Rock Paper Scissors.

3rd Quarter Bee Block Swap: If you are part of the “Megahive” Bee block swap, please bring your blocks to this meeting.

Mid Atlantic MOD modern quilting retreat: The link and access code to register for Mid Atlantic MOD will be emailed to members by tomorrow morning, Wed., November 18. Early Registration opens tomorrow night at 7pm EST. If you are a member and do not receive an email with the access code and registration link by noon on Wed., November 18, please email njmqginfo at gmail dot com immediately.

We will be voting on our 2016 Membership Dues amount at this meeting. The Executive Board proposes to keep the 2016 Membership Dues at the current rate of $50 per year.

• We will open up Membership Renewal and will be accepting New Members. Each renewing/new member must fill out an electronic membership form every year. This form will be updated for 2016 over the next few days. Please do not fill out the form until we notify you that the update has been made. Annette, our Treasurer, will be accepting cash, check and credit cards. Members may also pay via PayPal. We must vote on the membership dues amount first before accepting payment. Membership shall be recognized upon payment of dues and completion of the 2016 Membership Application Form. More details at the meeting.

• As always, bring a chair and your name tag. If you don’t have a name tag, we can arrange a partner swap. Also, please bring anything you may have for show and tell.

Important:  In order to help Beth and her staff be able to set up for our meeting, we ask that you not set up your chairs before 6:45pm. Thank you!

Mid Atlantic MOD 2016: Registration Details and Workshops Announced!

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Early Registration opens for the Mid Atlantic MOD 2016 retreat this Wednesday, November 18th at 7pm Eastern time. Click here for details. There ten (10) spots guaranteed for our guild.

Workshops: for descriptions of the workshops offered at MOD, please click here!

We will provide our members with a link to register with the NJMQG member early registration access code. Details to follow on how we will provide that information.

To read about more about this exciting modern quilting event, please click here.

NJMQG Sponsoring Mid Atlantic MOD: A Modern Quilting Retreat!

Wonderful News!!

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The NJMQG is an official Mid Atlantic MOD sponsor! This retreat is planned by Central Jersey MQG and the Philadelphia MQG with surrounding guilds also participating. It’s a fantastic retreat filled with SO much to do!

Being a sponsor for the retreat gives our guild first access to 10 total spots during early registration and a $25/person discount for our members that attend. Early Registration begins November 18th at 7pm! We will be supplied with an access code to register which will be posted in the Members Only section of the blog once we receive it.

Mid-Atlantic Mod Retreat DATES:  April 21-24, 2016 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Lancaster, PA. It’s a beautiful hotel in a great location!

Cost to Sponsoring Guild Members (that’s us!): $120 (plus “local” fee if applicable)

Workshops: $15 each. The list of workshops will be posted this month. You can choose to take workshops or not.

Lodging: Room rate is $124 + tax per night for single or double occupancy.

“Local” fee: The event pricing has been established based on an assumption that all attendees will choose to stay overnight at the hotel using the event room block. Because we incur additional fees if attendees do not stay at the hotel, we have instituted a “local” fee of $50. A limited number of “local” attendees will be allowed.

Standard registration will open to the general public in early December. Non-Member cost: $145 (plus “local” fee if applicable).

The 2015 retreat had the following (some info copied from MOD’s site):

  • Plenty of social sewing time with the sewing room accessible from morning until very late at night
  • Various short hands-on workshops
  • Progressive quilts – where those who participated had a chance to win the completed top at the end of the retreat (!!!)
  • Secret and regular swaps
  • Charity sewing
  • Cocktail mixer
  • Local shop hops (nothing formal but there were carpooled trips to the many area shops)
  • Discounts to fabric shops
  • Swag bag filled with goodies (patterns, fabric, etc.)
  • Great giveaways
  • Sign ups for massages from professional masseuses
  • Some attendees chose not to participate in any of those options and sewed to their heart’s content (some people even sewed in their pjs). :)
  • Great location and beautiful hotel
  • And more!!

If you are on Instagram, check out the hashtag #midatlanticmod to see what everyone was up to at the last retreat!



• Our fun question for the meeting was:

~ How Many WIPs do you have right now? We had a range from 2 to 90 WIPs! We are a busy bunch!

• Kourtney Krygsman Teixeira is our new Secretary. Congratulations, Kourtney!

• The Holiday Elfster Swap is still open! Members should have received an email invite to the swap. The deadline to sign up is Friday, November 6!! Here is the link to the swap. Swap takes place at the December Holiday Potluck Party meeting.

• Charity / Community Relations Committee: Our guild received two thank you notes from our recent quilt donations-  one from the 8-year old recipient herself, and the other from the mother of one of the toddlers.

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QuiltCon 2017:

~ Call for Instructors and Lecturers for QuiltCon 2017: Deadline is December 31, 2015.  Applicants notified by March 31, 2016. Click here for details.

~ Less than one month left to submit your quilts to QuiltCon 2017. Head to quiltconentry.com soon to enter. Deadline to submit is November 30!

• MQG Membership renewal: Membership is from January – December. The guild renews by January 1, 2016. Details to follow.

• Library Books are in! Details and procedure coming soon!

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• Our NOVEMBER GUILD MEETING is: Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Rock Paper Scissors from 7 – 9pm. 3rd Quarter Bee Block Swap blocks are due at this meeting for those who signed up.

Studio Montclair presents the exhibition: Old is Good. Reception is Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6pm – 8:30pm at the Montclair Public Library Gallery. Details here. Panel Discussion from 7:45pm – 8:30pm featuring exhibiting artists including Rayna G.!

Brownstone Quilters Guild Quilt Show:  Friday & Saturday, November 6 – 7, 2015. Please click here for details. Rock Paper Scissors will be vending at this show!

Artists Studio Tour / Open Studios: Sunday, November 8, 2015, 1pm – 4pm, at the historic Manufacturer’s Village, 66 Franklin Street, East Orange, NJ. Stop by and be sure to visit Rayna G. at her studio.

Cross Roads Retreat: November 11 – 15, 2015. All spots are currently filled.

Rock Paper Scissors Annual Holiday Boutique is December 4, 5, 6th, 2015.

• Our DECEMBER GUILD MEETING is going to be a Holiday Potluck Party on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at the LDS Church in Caldwell, NJ. Details to come!

Blanket Statements: New Quilts by Kaffe Fassett at the Michener Art Museum. Click here for details. Also, please check out the related programming going on in November through December here (see column on right for listings).

Mid-Atlantic Mod modern quilting retreat 2016: April 21 – 24, 2016 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Lancaster, PA. Registration opening soon! More details here.

• October 2015 Infinity Scarf Swap: Members who signed up for the swap exchanged at the meeting. Wow! What gorgeous scarves!

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• Name Tag Swap: Kathy and Kelly swapped name tags! If you are a member in need of a name tag, please email njmqginfo at gmail dot com so we can pair you up with another member.


Check out this Show and Tell!

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See you at the November Meeting!



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Members should have received an invitation to join the Elfster Holiday Swap via email.

The deadline to sign up is Friday, November 6, 2015.

If you are a member and you did not get an invitation please send an email asap to njmqginfo at gmail.com.

Thank you!