Events for Autumn 2017


I hope everyone has had a fun summer!  Doesn’t it seem like it has been ages since our last meeting?  Here’s an overview of our upcoming happenings (all events are at the Cedar Grove Community Church unless noted):

Charity:  We’re now adding a quilt drive for Houston and Florida in addition to our planned pillowcase drive for children in foster care.

Easy-Burrito-Pillowcase-TutorialPillowcases for the Giving Hope Network – Please bring pillowcases to the September 21 Meeting.  (You can also make them at the October 7 Open Sew but our focus on that day is now moving toward quilt making for Hurricane victims.)

Here are a few tutorials:

All People Quilt Free Patterns  
Nancy’s Notions Speedy Trim Pillowcase PDF download
Missouri Star Burrito/Rollup Pillowcase Video Tutorial

Hurricane Response:  We’d love to hear from members your ideas about how you would like us to implement this, but we know one thing:  we will be making quilts for distribution!  To that end, please feel free to start making them now.  In addition, our Open Sew on October 7 will be dedicated to making quilts for Florida and Houston.  The guild has fabric and batting, and we’ll be looking for volunteers to quilt and bind them.

Meeting September 21:
Trunk Show with member Michelle Reiter.
The Paint chip mini quilt swap is now due at the October meeting.   Details are below.


Noodlehead singlebagSeptember 23 10AM-4PM:
Noodlehead Market Tote with Michelle Reiter – There have been a few cancellations, so there are 2 spots open.
SIGN UP:  Noodlehead Market Tote





imagesOpen Sew October 7,  10AM-4PM:
Guild Charity Sew Day for Houston and Florida.  Come and sew for a few hours or all day!  Guild will supply fabric and batting.


Meeting October 19, 7:15 PM:  
Trunk show with member Melanie Tuazon.
imagesPaint Chip Minis due.  Make a mini quilt using the colors on the paint chip that you chose at the August meeting.  Size Should be no longer than 12″ on one size and 20″ on the other. (see above for details!)



trillOctober 21 10AM-4PM
Trill Workshop with Melanie Tuazon  – There are still a few spots available.
SIGN UP:  Trill Workshop






Meeting November 16, 7:15:
Star Hive BlocksBee Block Swap Quarter 3 due
Potholder swap due -Make a potholder (8″x8″). This should be a  modern take on a classic block!



nuno felt scarf

November 18 10AM-5PM
Nuno Felted Scarf Workshop with Josie Dakers
SIGN UP: Nuno Felted workshop






downloadDecember 14, 7:15PM
Holiday Party and Elfster Swap  at LDS Church, 209 Mountain Ave/Caldwell NJ



• Our September meeting is this Thursday,September  21, 2017 at 7:15 pm at the Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009. Parking is located in the large lot in the back – use the side entrance to come in. Feel free to arrive about 15 minutes early.
• Important: Check in at the registration table to sign in and pick up a raffle ticket for door prizes before finding a seat.

Our first meeting after the summer, this should be a busy one.    Michelle will  present a trunk show of her work;  there’s a membership survey that we’ll distribute and take time to discuss; and we expect that the piece work for our QuiltCon charity quilt will be distributed.

 FREE table: Bring in the quilty items you no longer use and drop them on our FREE table at the beginning of the meeting. If your items are not taken, please take them home with you

• Member Corner: Many of our members have their own creative businesses and services to offer. A designated table is provided for members to leave their business cards, class/workshop lists, postcards, etc. This is a great way to get the word out about what you have to offer!

• Library: Have you borrowed a book from the NJMQG library? Books can be checked out for one month. Please see Laura F., our new librarian.  If you borrowed a book at the last meeting, remember to return it at this meeting.


.Member-Led Workshops!:  Spots are still available for the following workshops:
Trill Workshop with Melanie Tuazon
Nuno Felted Scarf Workshop with Josie Dakers


• Refreshments: Consider bringing a light refreshment to share, especially if your birthday is this month

• Remember to bring, and wear,  your name tag. If you do not have a name tag, we can arrange a partner swap- ask any of the NJMQG Executive Board Officers (Margy, Kathy, Lori, Aubrey, Sarah). As always, please bring anything you may have for Show and Tell!

See you on Thursday!