June 2021 – THIS THURSDAY -guild meeting day!

Ready to Zoom with us? It’s that time again.

Our Zoom guild meeting this month is 6/17/21 & the meeting is wherever YOU are.

We’ll open it up at our usual 7pm for a quick visit & we’ll start at 7:15.

The guild with the ZOOM call in details will come soon. 

We’re excited to see you Mini Mod block projects this month!! If you haven’t already – please send your show & tell photos to Programs@njmqg.com, with “JUNE Show & Tell” in the subject line…Send us pics of your projects from your guild BOM (Block of the Month), the Mini Mod swap and anything else you are working.

This month we’ll learn some tips about using our zipper foot from Daniela!

We are looking forward to seeing all of you!

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

Yay! It’s almost guild day!!

Thanks so much & SEE you Thursday night!

-Rachel

May 2021 – Guild meeting Thursday!

It’s almost here – Guild Meeting DAY!!

Our Zoom guild meeting is coming up on 5/20/21 & the meeting is wherever YOU are.

We’ll open it up at our usual 7pm for a quick visit & we’ll start at 7:15. We’ve got a demo & lecture so we’ll get through the usual business pretty quick to learn some great stuff…

Silly Moon Quilting will be joining us for a quilting ruler demo and trunk show!

Check your email for our ZOOM call in details

If you haven’t already – please send your Show & Tell photos to Programs@njmqg.com, with “MAY Show & Tell” in the subject line…Send us pics of your projects from our MINI MOD Block swap, in progress BOM (Block of the Month) blocks and anything else you are working on for our show & tell time.

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 night!

-Rachel

APRIL 2021 – Guild Meeting – THIS THURSDAY!!

Let’s hang out this Thursday, it’s time for our guild meeting!

Our Zoom guild meeting is 4/15/21 & the meeting is wherever YOU are.

We’ll open it up at our usual 7pm for a quick visit & we’ll start at 7:15.

The guild email with the ZOOM call in details will come soon. 

If you haven’t already – please send your show & tell photos to Programs@njmqg.com, with “April Show & Tell” in the subject line…Send us pics of your projects from the David Owen Hastings workshop, in progress BOM (Block of the Month) blocks and anything else you are working on for Show & Tell.

We’re excited to see you Mini Mod block projects in MAY – so no worries if you’re still moving those mini-blocks around and trying to figure out what to do with them.

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.

Yay! It’s almost guild day!!

Thanks so much & SEE you Thursday night!

-Rachel

MARCH 2021 Guild Meeting – THIS THURSDAY!!

Guest Lecture with David Owen Hastings!

Let’s hang out this Thursday for our guild meeting, enjoy a guest lecture and catch up.

Our Zoom guild meeting is 3/18/21 & the meeting is wherever YOU are.

We’ll open it up at our usual 7pm for a quick visit & we’ll start at 7:15.

We have David Own Hastings joining us to talk about Minimal Design, Maximum Impact. 

ABOUT DAVID

I’m a quilter, graphic designer, print and textile artist, and a former President of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild. I create contemporary art and modern minimal quilt and textile designs. My creative approach to modern quilting has led to a busy schedule of workshops and lectures on quilting, branding for artists, art and textile techniques.

The modern quilting movement is evolving and changing, but one thing remains consistent: simple, spare design combined with thoughtful quilting make an outstanding combination.

David will give us an overview of his process for coming up with simple graphic quilt designs, starting with stitched paper models (called maquettes). He’ll show examples of how to translate an architectural photo into a quilt design. The techniques he’lI present are also great for making unique modern quilt block designs as well as tips on how to break free of stitch in the ditch walking foot quilting. 

The guild with the ZOOM call in details will come soon. 

If you haven’t already – please send your show & tell photos to Programs@njmqg.com, with “ March Show & Tell” in the subject line…Send us pics of your QuiltCon projects, in progress BOM (Block of the Month) blocks and anything else you are working on.

If you are participating in the Mini Mod Swap – don’t forget to make your donation . Please contact us if you are having any PayPal issues.

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.

Fun, fun fun!!!

Thanks so much & SEE you Thursday night!

-Rachel

February 2021 GUILD MEETING – THIS THURSDAY!!

Let’s hang out this Thursday for our guild meeting and catch up.

Our Zoom guild meeting is 2/18/21 & the meeting is wherever YOU are.

We’ll open it up at our usual 7pm to visit & we’ll start at 7:15 – we’ll have a surprise guest joining us so be sure to tune in!

My email with the ZOOM call in details will come soon. 

If you haven’t already – don’t forget to send your photos to Programs@njmqg.com, with “Show & Tell” in the subject line…and think of a “tell” to share with the group!

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

May 20th Meeting Recap

The warm weather has returned and doesn’t it feel great! We had 43 attendees at last week’s meeting via Zoom.

Guild Business

It’s Back!

Last year’s event that was cancelled/postponed is back on! If you had previously signed up for last year’s MOD and did not request a refund, you should have received information about this year’s rescheduled retreat.

Board Elections – Next month we will be voting on the new board for the July’21- June’22 term. You can find the profiles for the candidates, posted before our June meeting, in the member’s only section.

Returning Board Members

  • President – Rachel BondBaron
  • Treasurer – Lenny Van Eijk
  • Programs – Samantha Linhan

New candidates for the Board

  • Vice President – Ann Marston
  • Secretary – Siobhan Fitzpatrick
  • Programs – Buntari Keitt

We will be voting over zoom with a poll during the meeting. The new board will preside at the July meeting.

MQG Updates

QuiltCon 2022 - Phoenix
  • Start planning now! August 4, 2021 – Registration opens for members.
  • Community Outreach Quilt theme will be “Angles”. For inspiration you can view the sample quilts they have pictured on the website. Below is the color palette.
QC2022-Community-Palette.jpg

Featured Guest

Silly Moon Quilting Co. is a Fraser Valley, British Columbia based business that has begun designing and making machine quilting rulers and tools for the quilting industry. We are a small business who saw a need for unique machine quilting rulers for domestic and longarm machines and were able to supply that need! 

What an entertaining and informative lecture we had from Silly Moon! If you are looking to learn or expand your ruler quilting skills, check them out! Thanks Silly Moon Quilting Co.!

Star in the West BOM Progress

**There is an Open Sew every month on the second Saturday for this project (next one is June12th). If you would like to join in even if you are not doing the BOM, email programs for the Zoom link.

Charity Updates

We had a nice response to the request for pouches for S.O.F.I.A. (Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates). Check out Tari’s Show & Tell below.

Show & Tell

Another fabulous meeting!

Next Meeting Thursday, June 17th @7:15pm

Jennifer – Secretary