Over the course of the year, we’ll “assign” blocks and give parameters with specific block sizes and colors (if applicable). Those who want to participate should make as many of the assigned block as they wish and bring them to the meeting at which they’re due (March 19). Each finished block is worth one ticket. All of the tickets will be put into a drawing, and the person with the winning ticket wins all of the blocks! Depending on the number of blocks we receive, we may choose to split them among multiple people (for instance, if we have enough blocks to make two throw quilts, they’ll be split between two winners).
Choose your favorite fabrics for the plus signs
Please use white or low volume white background fabrics for the background fabrics
The block should measure 12.5” x 12.5” which includes a ¼” seam allowance
The more blocks you make, the more tickets you receive and therefore the more chances you have to win all of the blocks that have been contributed. Please consider participating to make this a fun and successful activity for our guild.
Members who finish their project for the month will be entered into a drawing. The drawing will take place at the next monthly guild meeting. For example, members who finish their project during the month of January, will be entered and the winner will be announced at the February meeting.
Post your list, progress and projects to social media using #2020UFOChallengeNJMQG
For January, we will be working on UFO #4 on your worksheet. Bring your finished projects to the February meeting for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Sew Jersey. (If you can not attend the meeting in February, please email a picture of your finished project with your name to firstname.lastname@example.org to be entered into the drawing).
Reminder – our first meeting guild meeting of the year is this THURSDAY Jan 16
Where: Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road – back at our “regular” spot
Join us for our first guild meeting of 2020! We’ve got a lot to catch up on, with finishing demos hosted by our members, as well as some fun programming to talk about.
Bring your name tag, or if you need one – ask a board member and we’ll match you with a partner to make each other one.
Snacks – can’t stop/won’t stop and we all love them, especially if you’ve got something to celebrate, let us know so we can all cheer you on.
We’ve got our show and tell planned, if you’d like to share your make but have already gifted it away send Crista a photo (the sooner the better) to add into our slide show.
As you can see we’ve got a packed meeting planned, if we have a chance we’ll Ask The Guild a burning question – have something you’ve been needing to know? Give me a heads up so we can make sure we have the chance to get it answered!
Happy 2020! We have two workshops for our first guild event of the new decade!!! On January 25th, we will have two member led workshops taught by our talented members Betsy Vinegrad and Sue Erdreich.
Paper Piecing with Betsy Paper piecing is a surprisingly easy technique for creating quilt blocks with precisely matched seams and perfect points. We will be using Diane Bohn’s pattern called “My First Alphabet” in class. A variety of simple and complex letters will be demonstrated during the workshop. Students will learn the basics and be able to tackle any paper pieced project.
**please note: students will receive a discount code to purchase the required alphabet pattern**
Location: The Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd. Cedar Grove, NJ
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Color Theory and Improv with Sue Learn the basics of the color wheel, and how to apply them to your quilts. Then take your quilting in a whole new direction with Improvisational piecing. Let serendipity lead you to your finished quilt. Fun exercises to teach methods for cutting and piecing. Students will be encouraged to pursue their own improv journey. Design concepts like balance and color harmony will be discussed.
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020. We started off the year with a very busy guild meeting, filled with activities, new challenges and plenty of show and tell.
But first, let me take care of a little business. There were two omissions from the November recap.
First, was the missing picture of Jackie Laba’s show and tell quilt.
Second, the identity of this quilt maker is Karen who worked on it at retreat. Thank you Caroline Hayes for filling me in.
Now onto our January recap.
We had a total of 46 in attendance, 2 being new members that night. Welcome Betsy Fabricant and Beth Schoedler. We also had a guest, Candice Chaleff, friend of Diane Fama.
Betsy brought the raffle quilt from Empire Quilters Guild. She is selling tickets contact her if interested.
Sarah talked to us about setting up an opportunity to sew for 25 Million Stitches. They will be doing an installation and are looking for submissions. For details on the project click on the link above. If you would be interested in participating with Sarah, contact her directly.
We thanked Terri & Barbara on the efforts for providing our holiday feast.
We also thanked Carol Mann for her November meeting presentation.
Fourth quarter financials have been posted to the website under the members only section.
The welcome letter will go out February 1st with the new password for the members only section. Your standing with MQG will also be final.
Aleeda, from the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of MQG provided us with an update on their recent discussion.
Next was the main activity of the evening, Finishing Demos!
The teachers were very knowledgeable and I think everyone learned something.
After break we got back our post cards from our swap with Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild.
We also heard from our teachers for their upcoming workshops this Saturday, January 25th.
Betsy will be teaching paper piecing with letters and Sue will be doing Color Theory and Improv.
There is still space available in both workshops. Please sign up and join in!
New Programs for 2020
UFO Challenge 2020 – It is time to reach for those forgotten treasures and get busy on them. Download a copy of the UFO Challenge 2020 Form and start sharing your progress on Instagram at #2020UFOChallengeNJMQG.
Your goal for each month is to make progress (cutting, piecing, sandwiching, quilting, binding) on what ever project you have assigned to that number. However, we will decide what order you go in. For the month of January you are to work on #4.
Bring your finished projects to the February meeting for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Sew Jersey. (If you can not attend the meeting in February, please email a picture of your finished project with your name to email@example.com to be entered into the drawing).
Block Lotto – Every other month we will be putting out a block pattern. You will make one or many and bring them to the meeting they are due. You will receive one ticket for each block you make. Depending on the number of blocks will determine the number of drawings. Winners will receive a maximum number of blocks to make a twin size quilt.
**When the pattern has been uploaded to the website you will be notified.
Full Year Calendar for Programs will be coming in February.
“Ask The Quild” was informative as always.
Show and Tell
Dawn with 2 UFO finishes.
Mary Jane with a Mystery Quilt finish.
Betsy Fabricant with the inspiration piece and her interpretation.
Jackie with her Mystery quilt finish and her appliqued knots from the Whole Circle Studio workshop with some beautiful graffiti quilting.
Siobhan with Houses and Civil War.
Siobhan with front and back (or is it back and front) of her reversible batik beach.
Samantha with green and white log cabin and airplane quilt.