Do you want to learn how to sew no-pin curves and learn how to use this skill in an exciting new way? In this class we get our heads around the twice-cut (or sometimes trice-cut) Drunkard’s Path block and the fun and unlimited ways of using this technique. We will sew blocks from the Hole Punch Ribbon and Hole Punch Hoop Quilts but also look at how you can design your own twice-cut Drunkard’s Path block.
The class is suitable for anyone with a few machine-quilting (or garment-making) projects under their belt but it’s also a great way for the experienced sewer to widen their repertoire and push themselves creatively.
Join Jenny Haynes of Papper Sax Sten for an online zoom workshop on August 22, 9:00- 2:00 EST
Thursday night, time to Zoom! We had 42 members on the call.
And so begins the 2020-2021 board year of NJMQG! We thank the out going board members of the programs team, Crista Bresnahan and Janet VanTreuren and welcome in the new team of Jeanine Bowen, Sue Erdreich and Samantha Linehan. Can’t wait to see what the team brings us this year!
Wishing ‘Happy Birthday!’ to our July babies!
We had two new members join us last night, Casey Olesko and Carol Poplaski. Welcome!
Treasurer Lenny presented our Q2 report. We currently have 81 members. We had a very successful fundraising effort, raising over $1500 for Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey. This was achieved through participation in the Connected Project.
Members can view the complete Q2 report, by logging into the members only section at njmqg.com.
Congratulations goes out to our member Aleeda Crawley who was selected to be on the Board of Directors for the Modern Quilt Guild!
Registration is now open for classes and lectures.
‘Taking Quality Photos for Quilt Show Entry’ webinar Tuesday, July 21st at 1:00 pm CDT. Registration is required. Details at mqg.com
‘Curved Piecing: Beyond the Drunkards Path’ webinar by Yvonne Fuches will be Thursday, July 30th @ 1:00 pm CDT.
Quilter’s Take Manhattan from the Quilt Alliance running September 25th-27th will be a virtual event. Visit their website for more information.
Blueprint/Craftsy announced they are coming back in September 2020.
Social Justice Sewing Academy
Jeanine provided us an overview of the wonderful work these amazing artists are involved in, making artistic expressions with activism to advocate for social justice. We discussed opportunities to get involved with the process through Remembrance Blocks. To learn more about SJS Academy, go to their website and click on the ‘get involved’ tab.
Next up was some of the pieces completed at the Carole Lyles Shaw Virtual Workshop.
And the results of the member Pod Swap.
We will have a lecture during our August meeting from Clara Nartey. Learn more about Clara at her website claranartey.com.
This will be a fun one as it will be another international experience! Find out more about Jenny on her website pappersaxsten.com
And the winner of the book “Handmade Getaway” by Jacqueline Sava Clarke and Karyn Valino was
Next month’s UFO is #2, prize is yet to be determined.
Show and Tell
Sign ups for Jenny Haynes Drunkards Path workshop go live Saturday, July 18th! Check your email.
Send your Wonky Churn Dash Block(s) to Kathy before the next meeting.
Hello! – how are you? I hope you are taking care of yourself. Let’s catch up.
We’d love to see your faces so please join us for our monthly ZOOM conference call guild meeting this week.
Check your inbox for an upcoming email with Zoom call-in details…if you are a guest and would like to join us please email email@example.com
This coming Thursday – we’ll open it up at our usual time at 7pm to visit, and we’ll start our meeting at 7:15.
We’ve got a lot to catch up on this month – photo parade’s of our Pod Swaps, Carole Shaw’s class and our usual UFO and S&T.
For the Pod Swap **Please send us a quick photo of the Pod you RECEIVED and who made it for you**
To better facilitate; please send all photos BY WEDNESDAY to our programs team – firstname.lastname@example.org – to add into our meeting slide show – specify if your item is for the Pod Swap, your project from taking Carole’s workshop, the UFO section or Show & Tell. A simple email with description will work.
We are looking forward to seeing you.
Here are a few Zoom reminders if you have not joined us this way before. Please help us give you the best meeting we can…
-Check your microphone & speaker settings before the meeting. Call us beforehand if you need help.
-Turn off your t.v. in the background so it doesn’t compete with your microphone