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.
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.
What a wonderful Meeting we had for July. Thanks to all who came out to sew and socialize.
Meeting was called to order at 12:45 pm by our President, Melanie Tuazon. She made some quick announcements about the upcoming Heather Grant Lecture. Our regular August meeting will be held August 21st at RPS and our October meeting will be another open sew. We then had open sew and socializing and some snacks. Last but not least our favorite Show and tell.
here are some pictures from the day.
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!
Heather Grant’s Alternate Grid lecture is Monday, August 4! If you are an MQG member, please log in to the community site and RSVP so that we can set up enough chairs. Just click the orange button that says, “I’m going.” If you’re not an MQG member, please leave a comment on this post.
Full information is below. See you soon!