November 19th Meeting Recap

It’s almost Turkey Time! Are you ready?

Our October meeting had 44 members in attendance with no guests. We welcomed new member Jann Slapin, who some already know from Garden State Quilters guild. Welcome!

Guild Business:

Reminders
  • Photos of projects for our monthly member meeting need to be submitted by the day before the meeting (Wednesday) with the month as the subject line.
  • Workshop enrollment cancellations – we strongly encourage you to not withdraw from a workshop(with the exception of emergency/extenuating circumstances). For many reasons this becomes a great nuisance for our programs committee. Thank you for your understanding.
MQG Updates

All submissions/challenges for Quiltcon are due by November 30th.

Community Quilt Challenge Update:

Our quilt is coming together, front and back are pieced and it is now on it’s way to member Krishma Patel for quilting. Can’t wait to see it finished!

Treasurer’s Report & 2021 Budget Proposal

We thank Lenny for the amazing job she does keeping our financials in order. She presented the 3rd quarter report and provided the 2021 Budget proposal. Members voted via live survey and approved the proposed budget.

Charity Updates

We donated more pillowcases to Giving Hope Network. Please continue to make them as they will continue accepting them. Please contact Elinore Gordon to arrange for pick up of any quilts or pillowcases you want to donate to charity. You can find her contact information on the roster in the members only section.

We received a note of thanks from Trinitas Regional Medical Center for our donation from participation in the Connected Project.

Programs

Some of the results from the PapperSaxSten workshop 10/24 & 10/25

Open Sews in November

This has been such a hit! It’s been great seeing so many people get together, chat, sew and catch up! The best is yet to come…

Black Friday 6-Hour Sew-a-thon!

November 27th 9 am – 3 pm

After all the stress and business getting ready for Thanksgiving, skip Friday holiday shopping. Join rotating hosts Rachel, Jeanine, Samantha and Sue and spend time with your sewing sisters! We will start at 9 am and give away our first prize at 10 and every hour on the hour after that! You must be present to win.

Please remember to take a photo of what you are sending out. Then send those photos to programs so we can put them into the slide show for the December Holiday Party meeting. That way with all the excitement of people opening their gifts, we won’t miss out on seeing all the beautiful gifts you created. Items must be mailed by December 7th to ensure your recipients get their gifts in time for the meeting 12/17.

Samantha’ Favorite Things

A huge shout out to Samantha for giving us all kinds of wonderful, quick gift ideas to make this season. Please take a look at the previous post for all the details! I know I will be making a tissue holder or two!

Don’t forget to submit your mini for our December meeting!

And now for more pretty stuff!!

UFO Challenge

And the winner for November receiving a Tula Pink Coloring Book is Terry!

With 2 UFO’s left for the year, pick one or pick both. Make progress or finish, then submit your photo for a chance to win a Cotton & Steel coloring book!

Show & Tell

Thanks to all who attended and participated this month.

See you next month for our Holiday Meeting,

Thursday, December 17th @7:15

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jennifer – Secretary

These are a few of my favorite things…

At our guild meeting on Thursday, I shared some of my favorite, mostly free, quick projects and tutorials. As promised, here are the links to my favorite things. Rachel has also contributed a link to an infinity scarf that she showed off a year or two ago, and an easy beanie tutorial that she would love to try. Let us know if you try one! ~Samantha

In Color Order: Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial
Lined Drawstring Bag by Jeni Baker of Incolororder.com- Tutorial and one bag size are free. Pay for the pattern to get all the sizes
open wide zippered pouch tutorial size chart - Noodlehead
Open Wide Zipper Pouch by Noodle-Head.com- Free pattern and tutorial for all three sizes.
kelbysews: 1 Hour Basket Tutorial
One Hour Basket by Kelbysews.com- Pay for the pattern and make one for everyone you know! Takes me longer than one hour to make, but OH SO USEFUL!
Sew a Sunglasses Case - Melly Sews
Snappy Sunglasses Case by Mellysews.com- Free pattern and tutorial. Quilted to protect your glasses, snap closure made with measuring tape
Soup Bowl Cozy Pattern – Happy Hour Stitches
Soup Bowl Cozy by Happyhourstitches.com- Free pattern and tutorial. Great for leftover layer cakes and odd pieces of batting
Two Brown Birds: FREE PATTERN
Travel Tissue Cover by Twobrownbirds.typepad.com- Free pattern and tutorial. Super quick and easy. Pair with a matching mask, hand lotion, or hand sanitizer for a homemade gift.
The Sewing Chick | Tutorial — Quilt-as-you-go Thread Catcher
Thread Catcher by Thesewingchick.com- Sew Lux Fabric has kits. Free pattern and tutorial. Uses the quilt-as-you-go method.
Sideline Scarf - FREE Pattern Included — Urban Sewciety Blog
Sideline Scarf with zipper pocket by Urban Sewciety- Free pattern
Introducing the FREE Workhorse Patterns x Sewcialists Beanie Pattern! –  Sewcialists
The Sewcialists Beanie– Free pattern

November 2020 Guild meeting – THIS THURSDAY!!

Hello friends, how are you? Here’s a monthly reminder for you…

We’ve got our Zoom guild meeting 11/19/20 – and we’d love to see your smiling faces! Our meeting is wherever YOU are – your couch, backyard, your sewing table, you pick!

We’ll open it up at our usual 7pm to visit & we’ll start at 7:15

Look for an email with the ZOOM call in details. 

What do we need from you? By WEDNESDAY– photos from: 

  • the PapperSaxsten Cogs and Caterpillar wheels class from last month
  • UFO challenge finishes
  • Show & Tell 

Send to the Programs team (programs@njmqg.com) with the MONTH in the subject line (NOVEMBER (UFO, S&T, class, etc) in the subject line so we can include your makes in the slide show.

We are looking forward to seeing you. 

If you would like to be a guest at our meeting this month, please email us for the Zoom information.

Thanks so much & SEE you Thursday!!

-Rachel