This is a reminder that our September meeting will take place this Thursday, September 18 at 7:00PM at Rock Paper Scissors. We have a special night planned, and because of it, there are some changes to our usual routine. The one and only Amy Butler will be in town to teach her Color Story class at MAM as well as give the keynote address at Quilters Take Manhattan this weekend, and she will be attending the second half of our meeting for a meet and greet! However, that means that the lovely ladies of Rock Paper Scissors will be showing her some North Jersey hospitality upon her arrival and the store will be closed from 5:30-6:30. I will unlock the doors for the meeting, and Beth, the staff and Amy will return for show and tell. That means that any shopping you may want to do needs to happen before 5:30 or after the meeting. Please plan accordingly.
As always, please bring a chair, a name tag and something special to show.
Have a great week. See you Thursday!
Hello all! Don’t forget, this Thursday is guild night! Seven o’clock at Rock Paper Scissors, 15 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair.
As always, bring a name tag and a chair, plus something to show and tell and a pincushion if you’d like to join in on the swap!
We’re going to have a fun meeting! We’re going to talk about personal quilt style and do an exercise to help define it. Bring a notebook and a pen as well.
On an organizational note, the board is looking for help from members who are interested in helping to coordinate donation quilt efforts. Ideally there would be 2-3 members who can keep track of donation quilts in progress and assign piecing/quilting/binding duties to members as needed. We are working on making guild labels and have already collectively made a dozen quilts this year! We need quilters with a can-do spirit and good organizational skills who love giving quilts to those in need. This is an important function of our guild, and we’d love to get it rolling more efficiently. If you’re interested, email njmqginfo at gmail.com
See you soon!
A huge thank you to everyone who brought goodies and helped with the Alternate Gridwork lecture hospitality! We have some dates to pass along, and if you make it to the bottom, we have a pattern giveaway.
August 11 – open registration for Montclair Art Museum registration, including a color story workshop with Amy Butler, paper piecing with Betsey Vinegrad and inspiration and design with Melanie Tuazon. Course catalog here.
August 21 – NJMQG monthly meeting! 7PM, Rock Paper Scissors. On the agenda: pin cushion swap and Instagram how-to, plus show and tell
September 20 – the Brownstone quilt guild is sponsoring a bus trip to the quilt show in Oaks, PA. Registration form here.
October 23-26 – Cheryl Lynch has asked to share information regarding her upcoming retreat in the Poconos for quilters to create their own mosaic pet portrait. Information here.
For sticking with us this long, we have a giveaway! The lovely Tracy has a PDF pattern of Rossie Hutchinson’s Greek Plus Puss Quilt (pretty pictures here) to give away to one of our members. Just leave a comment and guess Tracy’s favorite number. She’ll email the winner with the pattern on Tuesday, August 12. NJMQG members only, please.
If you have announcements or want to let us know about events, email us at njmqginfo at gmail dot com. Or you can post them in our Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/njmqg
Have a great weekend!
The August Guild meeting is the 21st but there’s plenty of time to whip up a pincushion for our next swap!
No color restrictions or rules we only ask that you make a pincushion that you would LOVE to receive.
We’ve put together an inspiration board on Pinterest to get your creative juices flowing.
Can’t wait to see what you bring to the swap table later this month!