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

March 18th Meeting Recap

Spring has sprung! Daylight stretching later into the day and temperatures climbing upwards. Yay!

Our march meeting reached an attendance of 63. Welcome to new members Kaitlyn Fritsch & Ana Sancho-Rumeu, as well as several guests attending.

Guild Business

Board Elections are coming up in June and the Nominating Committee will be looking for volunteers. The positions up for election this year are President, Vice President, Secretary and Programs. If you are curious or interested about any of the positions you can read the position description in our bylaws, which is found in the Members Only section on the website. You may also contact Crista directly.

Name Tag Swap For those participating in the swap, you should have received your assigned recipient by now. If you have not, or would like to be included in our next name tag swap, please contact Progams.

Guest Speaker: David Owen Hastings

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.

We had a fascinating evening listening to David Owen Hastings share his quilting journey with an emphasis of Minimal Design, Maximum Impact. This was followed up with a workshop on Saturday Inspired by Architecture.

Reminders

Star in the West/BOM

Blocks 1&2 are out so far. Don’t forget your Open Sew 2nd Saturday of each month. Here’s some of the progress so far.

Show & Tell

Another great night on Zoom!

Next Meeting Thursday, April 15th @7:15

Jennifer-Secretary