October Sew In Metting Recap

This months meeting was our quaterly open sew. For all that weren’t able to attend, you were missed. What a wonderful fun time getting to know everyone and watch them working.  We also began work on laying out our Guild Quilt at our open sew on Saturday.

Just to follow up on the announcements that were made;

Please if you haven’t already signed up for the Holiday Swap over on Elfster go ahead and do so.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, November 20th at 7:00 pm over at Rock Paper Scissors. Please remember to bring your name tags and a chair. Also look for an upcoming blog post on how to download the Instagram App onto your phones and set up your username. During our meeting we will be having  a Instagram 101.

No November Swap. Swaps will be returning 2015.

December Meeting will be our Holiday Swap

January will be our quarterly Open Sew

We have decided not to participate in this years Quilt Con Charity Quilt. With the deadline for the quilt being Jan 3rd we just felt we would not have enough time to prepare a quilt.

Thank you for all the work on the charity quilts. They are all beautiful and will be very much appreciated by their recipients.

Also, a HUGE thank you to the LDS church for allowing us to use their gymnasium.

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September Meeting Recap

What an amazing fun meeting we had in September. It was so lovely to get to meet Amy Butler and hear her talk to us and be a part of our meeting. What a wonderful treat.

Just a recap of some of the things that occurred that night and then we will get on to the fabulous show and tell.

October meeting will take place Saturday,  October 18th at the LDS Church 209 Mountain Avenue  North Caldwell, NJ. It will be an Open Sew. We want to encourage Charity Sewing at this event.

November Retreat Will be November 12 -16 at Crossroads in North Jersey. The swag bags are going to AMAZING… so excited for all the gals who will be going to this.

November meeting will be on November 20th at Rock Paper Scissors.

upcoming classes

Betsy Vinegrad will be teaching a Paper Peicing class Nov 8th at 12 PM at Montclair Art Museum

Diane Fama will be teaching a strip pricing , Nov 9th and Hawaiian Appliqué October 26

Mid Atlantic Mod  April 23-25 in Lancaster, PA Registration will begin Nov 1 and we are one of the sponsors.

and the fabulous Show and tell.

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Reminders and Announcements: fall meetings, holiday swap, and webinars

Hello all! Hope you’re enjoying this gorgeous fall we’re having in North Jersey. A few reminders and notes:

  • Our October meeting is next Saturday, October 18, from 10AM-2PM at the LDS Church at 209 Mountain Ave, Caldwell, NJ. It’s an Open Sew meeting, so bring your machines, extension cords and WIPs. We’ll also have charity quilt tops and batting for anyone who wants to help with our donation efforts.
  • Our November meeting will be Thursday, November 20 at Rock Paper Scissors at 7PM.
  • It’s almost time to swap names for our annual holiday swap! We’ll be using Elfster again to keep it anonymous. We’ll post about it here and you’ll also receive emails from Elfster.
  • If you have anything you’d like to address or discuss with the board, please don’t hesitate to email njmqginfo at gmail.com.
  • In that vein, one of our members emailed after our last meeting because she was made ill by someone’s fragrance. If possible, when we get together– especially on nights where we’ll be up close and personal with one another– please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or fragrant products. We want everyone to be able to participate and enjoy.
  • We have started a Facebook group for NJMQG members attending Quiltcon in Austin in February! Links and information are in the members-only group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NJMQG/
  • There are also links there to recent MQG webinars, including a very inclusive and inspiring one by Jacquie Gehring from last week: Modern Quilting: Know it when you see it. All you need to do is log in to the Community site.

Meeting this Thursday – Important info

Hello Everyone,

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!

Melanie

Pin Cushion Swap Photos

 

 

 

 

What a terrific swap this was.

We had 14 ladies participate and they  created some wonderful, creative and amazing pin cushions. 

Here’s a look at them.  Can’t wait to see what the next swap will produce. 

 

 

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August Meeting Recap

What a wonderful turnout for our  August monthly meeting. If you weren’t there we all missed you. Here is a brief recap.

PIN CUSHION SWAP

What an amazing collection of pincushion we had.  So many are deserving of their own blog post. 

UPCOMING DATES and ANNOUNCEMENTS

Next guild meeting will be September 18th

Amy Butler will be at the Montclair Art Museum. There are still some spots available. 

Open Sew meeting for October Date – TBD

Charity quilts, Looking for a few people to help with the distribution and encouraging members to work on charity quilts. 

Daniella discussed the Quilt con Charity quilt

Melanie lead us in an interesting Exercise on Defining your quilt style. 

SHOW and TELL 

As always a fabulous show and tell from such an amazing group of ladies. 

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