Reminder: July 2016 Meeting this Thursday!

• Our July meeting is this Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:15pm at the  Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

• Please park in the large lot in the back and use the side entrance to come in.

• Feel free to arrive about 15 minutes early.

• Please remember, you do not have to bring a chair.

• Important: Please check in first at the Check-In table before going into the main area where the meeting takes place.


• Pulse Quilt Blocks:  If you have signed up to make a block or blocks for the Pulse Quilts, they are due at this meeting. Please hand them in at the Check-In table and highlight your name on the Pulse Quilt Block sign up sheet.


Do you have a quick quilting/sewing related tip to share with our group? If so, please come prepared to talk about it at our meeting.



As always:

FREE table: Please bring in quilty / sewing related items you are no longer using/would like to pass along (books, fabric, thread, patterns, notions, etc). If it does not get taken by the end of the meeting, please take it home with you.


Member Corner: Many of our members have their own creative businesses and services to offer. There will be a table at each meeting designated 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: Consider borrowing from our NJMQG Library. If you have borrowed a book from our library, please remember to return it to Kelly C. at this meeting.


• Refreshments: Please consider bringing a light refreshment to share at the meeting. If you are able to do so, please let us know by commenting on this blog post.


• Please bring your name tag to the meeting. If you do not have a name tag, we can arrange a partner swap- please see any one of the NJMQG Executive Board Officers (Daniela, Amy, Annette, Kourtney, or Stella). As always, please bring anything you may have for Show and Tell! 

See you on Thursday!

July 2016 Happenings!

Hello, everyone! Hope you are all having a nice summer!

On behalf of the new board, we thank you for trusting us to lead the way for our fabulous guild this year. We met for the first time this week and we are planning on making this our best year yet!

Here are some announcements/updates:

Denyse Schmidt visits New Jersey!

Denyse will be teaching a Free Wheeling Single Girl Quilt Workshop on Saturday, July 23, 2016! Please contact Rock Paper Scissors for details!


Kaffe Fassett visits New Jersey!

Kaffe will be giving an Inspiration Lecture on Sunday, September 25th. Please click here for information and click here to register for the lecture.

Kaffe Fassett Mini Quilt Challenge: Pennington Quilt Works is hosting a Summer Mini Quilt Challenge showcasing his fabrics. Please click here for information.


Update on Pulse Charity Quilts:

The blocks for the Pulse Quilts will be collected at the July 2016 Meeting. Thank you to all who are able to contribute. We still need one person to assemble the back of one quilt. Please email njmqginfo at gmail dot com to help out. All volunteer spots filled. Thank you!


July 2016 Meeting: Do you have a quick quilting/sewing related tip to share with our group? If so, please come prepared to share about it at our July guild meeting!


 

Quilts for Pulse Volunteers needed

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Thank you to those who were able to sign up to make blocks for the Pulse Charity quilts. Those blocks are due by the July 2016 guild meeting date (July 21st). We will need volunteers for the following to complete two quilts. The final size of each quilt will be about 50 x 60″.

  • Spot Filled! 1 Quilt Top: ONE volunteer needed to assemble heart blocks into one quilt top.
  • 2 Quilt Backs: TWO One spot filled! We now need ONE volunteer to assemble the back of the other quilt.
  • Both Spots Filled! 2 Quilts to Quilt: TWO volunteers needed to quilt the quilts. The guild will provide the batting. The quilting does not have to be fancy or complex!

Please email njmqginfo@gmail.com if you can help. This post will be updated as spots get filled.

The blocks/materials will be handed out at the July guild meeting. We would like the quilted quilts (without binding or labels) due back by the August meeting date (August 18th). If you would like to participate, but will not be at the July or August guild meetings, please specify that in your email and we will figure out logistics.

Thank you!

June 2016 Meeting Recap!

hey all!!

Wonderful meeting as always! Few things happening/reminders below:

  • Want to give a shout out to our new (and old 😄)  board members: Daniela di Iorio- our president, Amy rehbein- our Vice President, Annette aponte- our treasurer, stella singleton- our program director, and me Kourtney Teixeira- our secretary!
  • Thank you everyone for the  amazing sign ups to make quilts for pulse !!
  • QuiltCon East 2017 catalog is available! Registration opens tomorrow June 25th!!
  • Annette went over our treasury report. We are in great standing as a guild:)
  • We are going to be doing a “cross guild” swap with the DC guild. Project will be zippered pouches-more details to come.
  • Open Sew-September 17th!
  • The Nubian Heritage Quilt show is still going until July 31st. (Sundays from 1-4PM by appointment.)
  • Want to thank Story Patches for being our guest speaker and giving us more information about the product!

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  • Beth and Daniela gave us an idea of what fabrics are trending right now from their trip to Quilt market.

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  • So many beautiful antique quilts!!! I learned so much that night about fabrics, stitching, etc. during particular time periods. So interesting!

…..Show & tell!! 

See you in July:)

Quilts for Pulse Charity Update

WOW! Thank you to everyone who was able to sign up to make blocks! There was such an overwhelming response, we will have enough blocks to send TWO completed quilts to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild!!!

HEART BLOCK: 

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blocks by Tracy B. (@traylas) using the Cluck Cluck Sew tutorial

The block: Please use this tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew for the 10-inch finished block or this 10-inch finished block that is paper pieced by Elizabeth Dackson (Update: the link to the paper pieced pattern has been updated).

The heart: Please use a solid, a modern tone-on-tone or a modern print fabric for the heart area in the color(s) you signed up for. The modern print fabric should read as the color you picked.

The white areas of the block: In the white areas, please use low volume fabric. As shown in the examples above, please keep the low volume fabric consistent in each block.

Low volume fabric examples:low volume

Some blocks we receive will be used on the back of each quilt. This is a good thing! We would like the quilt back to be as pretty as the front.

You can read more about the charity drive here on the MQG site and check out the Instagram hashtag: #quiltsforpulse.

The blocks will be due at the July meeting. If you will not be at the July meeting (Thursday, July 21, 2016), please drop your block(s) off at Rock Paper Scissors. If that does not work for you, you may also email njmqginfo at gmail dot com and we will coordinate.

Charity Drive: Orlando MQG Quilts For Pulse

The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild is collecting quilts for the victims of the recent shooting at Pulse nightclub.

The NJMQG has registered as a guild to make and send one completed quilt.

At our guild meeting tomorrow, June 16, we will have a sign up sheet for guild members  who can contribute one or more blocks. We ask that you use this tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew for the 10-inch finished block (or this paper piecing version by Elizabeth Dackson). You will sign up to make a specific color (or colors). More details about the background color will be given tomorrow night at the meeting.

You can also read more about it here on the MQG site and check out the Instagram hashtag: #quiltsforpulse. The blocks will be due at the July meeting.

*If you cannot attend the meeting and would like to contribute a block or blocks, please email njmqginfo at gmail dot com. We will sign you up and assign a color.

Reminder: June 2016 Meeting this Thursday!

June 2016 Meeting This Thursday!

• Our June meeting is this Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 7:15pm (note the time change) at our new location:

• Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

• Please park in the large lot in the back and use the side entrance to come in.

• Feel free to arrive about 15 minutes early.

• Please remember, you do not have to bring a chair.

• Important: Please check in first at the Check-In table before going into the main area where the meeting takes place.


• Antique/Vintage Quilts for this meeting:

Reminder: Do you have antique or vintage quilts you can share with our lovely group for our June 2016 meeting? If so, please bring in 1-3 quilts and be ready to share information about the quilt(s) if you have it. Do you know the history behind it? How did you acquire it? Do you use it? etc.


• NJMQG Board Election:

We will elect the new NJMQG board at this meeting. To view the nominees, please go to the password protected Members Only page. If you need the password, please email njmqginfo at gmail dot com.


• Special Guest:

We will have a visitor from StoryPatches at this meeting to talk about a special way to label your quilts.


Orlando MQG has put a call out for Pride Orlando Victims. More details to come this Wednesday on their blog. Stay tuned.


As always:

FREE table: Please bring in quilty / sewing related items you are no longer using/would like to pass along (books, fabric, thread, patterns, notions, etc). If it does not get taken by the end of the meeting, please take it home with you.


• Many of our members have their own creative businesses and services to offer. There will be a table at each meeting designated 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: Consider borrowing from our NJMQG Library. If you have borrowed a book from our library, please remember to return it to Kelly C. at this meeting.


• Refreshments: Please consider bringing a light refreshment to share at the meeting. If you are able to do so, please let us know by commenting on this blog post.


• Please bring your name tag to the meeting. If you do not have a name tag, we can arrange a partner swap- please see any one of the NJMQG Executive Board Officers (Daniela, Amy, Tracy, Annette, or Kourtney). As always, please bring anything you may have for Show and Tell! 

See you on Thursday!