NOV MEETING CANCELLED

Due to inclement weather, the meeting scheduled for tonight, Thursday November 15 2018, is CANCELLED.

Voting on the 2019 budget is deferred to the December meeting.

Announcements & Updates:

Fund-raising Events

December 1-2 Margy will have a table at a holiday craft show hosted by local jewelry artist Hilary Shank-Kuhl at 106 South Fullerton Ave in Montclair.

  • 5% of all proceeds are donated to a local soup kitchen. Last year they gave close to $600 to Toni’s Kitchen, which was then matched by another local charity.
  • Net proceeds will benefit NJMQG.

We are asking members for donations of one or two items to sell

  • Such as a small quilt, table runner, tote bag, potholder, set of coasters or place-mats, or small art piece that doesn’t quite fit in your house. Items must be good quality–something you’d like to receive as a gift. They could be something you’ve already made, but haven’t found the right recipient for; or something you make while making a grocery tote for our gift exchange.
  • If you have a donation please contact Margy (president@njmqg.com) so she can arrange to get it before Dec 1.

December 13 drawing for our Cloud 9 quilt at the Holiday Party, $5 donation.

MQG QuiltCon Entries close November 30th

Time to finish and submit your QuiltCon 2019 entries!
We’re getting close! QuiltCon quilt entries close at the end of the month: November 30th.

Submissions are open until 11:59pm Central time on Thursday, November 30th. Once the clock strikes midnight, the system shuts down. Beat the deadline by finding the corresponding time in your time zone.

MidAtlantic MOD

Reminder to our ten lottery winners, IF we don’t have your money by Friday, please email Margy regarding your intention to attend the retreat. Info regarding actual sign up will be sent to you this weekend.

QuiltCon 2019 Charity Quilt

Amy and Ameri have pieced the blocks, are adding borders, and will soon be passing it to Diane for quilting. Wow!! Many thanks to everyone who participated!

Recent Happenings

November Retreat:

26 attendees had a fabulous time sewing, eating, yakking, eating, sewing, and sharing, sharing, sharing…! Looking forward to seeing all the stitching!

Many thanks to Diane Fama for all the work creating and organizing this fun getaway! …and yes, Judy did find her car keys! 😉

Quilt Festival 2018 Houston:

Betsy showed 2 quilts: “Mini Mandala” and “New Directions”.
Mel received 3rd place for her group quilt “Women’s Work“.

Kudos and congrats to you both!

Programs Updates:

  • Recap of November 3rd Free motion quilting class

Our successful free motion quilting class taught by our very own Jackie Laba. (Angela Walters better watch out!) Keep practicing and show off your new skills at the Dec meeting!

  • December Tote Bag Swap

We will be sending a sign up sheet to get an idea of the number of people who will be participating.  There will be a link to the pattern attached to the sign up sheet and on the blog. This will be going out on Saturday November 24.

Please bring your tote bag gift-wrapped to the holiday party Dec 13th. We will be doing a blind swap. You do not have to follow the pattern “exactly” – the goal is to have consistency in sizes. Feel free to embellish, quilt, or add a little something something to the tote. We have such talented members, we can’t wait to see what people make!

  • January Workshops

January 26th at Community Church-Cedar Grove
Sign up link will go out the first Saturday of December (Dec 1st at 10:00 am)

Morning Session: Melanie Tuazon teaches Walking foot class
Afternoon Session: Amy Rehbein teaches Boxy Clear Pouch by Aneela Hoey

December is Membership Renewal Month

  • 2019 dues is $60.
  • Renewals will open in December after the budget is approved. Watch your inbox for a link to the registration form.
  • Your 2019 membership will be confirmed upon receipt of payment AND completion of the online registration form.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

See you on at the Holiday Party on December 13th!

OUR NOVEMBER MEETING IS THIS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018 AT 7:15 PM.

One week before Thanksgiving!

LOCATION: Our usual meeting place at the Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd, Cedar Grove

Doors will open  at 7pm. 

Important: Please sign in at the registration table, and wear your name tag.

Remember to bring:

  • One or two items to donate to the guild for a fundraising craft sale Dec 1 and 2.
    It could be a small quilt, or a table runner, a tote bag or a set of coasters or place-mats, or a potholder; or a small art piece that doesn’t quite fit in your house.  Should be good quality, something you’d like to receive as a gift. Something you’ve already made, but haven’t found the right recipient for; something you make while making a grocery tote for our gift exchange.  If  you have a donation but can’t get it to the meeting, contact Margy (president@njmqg.com) so she can arrange to get it.
  • Refreshments:  especially if your birthday is this month
  • Name Tag: If you do not have a name tag, we can arrange a partner swap – just ask any of the NJMQG Executive Board Officers (Margy, Kathy, Aubrey, Jackie, or Crista).
  • As always, please bring anything you may have for Show and Tell!  We’d really love to see work from the Jackie’s class, or something you completed at the retreat Diane sponsored last weekend.
  • Charity quilts that you’ve completed

 FREE table: Bring in the quilty items you no longer use and drop them on our FREE table at the beginning of the meeting. If your items are not taken, please take them home with you


• Member Corner: Many of our members have their own creative businesses and services to offer. A designated table is provided 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: in business in the back of the room!
If you have checked a book out, please return it


                                                                                                                

See You on Thursday

October 2018 Guild meeting

We had 53 members, and no guests joining us last month. Welcome Imana, our newest member.

Let’s get to it

Happenings-
The Grounds for Sculpture field trip unfortunately happened on a cold and rainy day, but it didn’t stop Margy and Marika from enjoying themselves.
Pam told us about Catherine Redford
Rayna’s class was a lot of fun
Krishma had a beautiful exhibit at the Plainsboro Library
Terri took a long arming class with Diane at Sew Jersey
Newark Museum had an interesting Kimono exhibit
Huntington County Museum- Lace Not Lace
Rhinebeck Sheep and wool fest
Montclair Art Museum- Kara Walker
Swathmore- Gees Bend

Mid Atlantic Mod is happening. To make things fair for our members we had a lottery for the spots. A lucky 10 will get early sign up.

The MQG is raising the dues, which is making us look into our finances. We will be voting on the new budget and dues at the November meeting. Renewal starts Dec 1.

Last month we had a challenge for our members. It was the embellishment challenge.

And let’s show off some of what we did in Rayna’s classes.

We asked our members for a show of hand to get an idea for having Sherri Lynn Wood visit our guild. Not sure we should move forward for next year, but we will see what the future brings

We are also asking our members for any ideas for future workshops.

For our holiday swap this year, we are changing it up from the normal Elfster swap to a blind exchange. We voted on a reusable tote bag.

Charity would like to send out what we have at the end of the year. If you have any blocks for Quilts of Valor, bring them to the November meeting!

Raffle time! Congrats, Mary!

After the break we showed off our Quiltcon charity quilt blocks. I for one, can’t wait to see it all together!

And the back…

Then it was our favorite time of the night..
Show and Tell

Sue- Points of Light

Kelly- Sashiko

Karen- CJMQG class

Dawn

Pam- red and white houndstooth in honor of her mother

Julia- Sashiko sampler

Debby- 30’s repro

Penny- quilt-as-you-go baby quilt

Judy- Michael Miller hashtag challenge

Debby- sashiko bag

Karen- Hot Mess on a Treadmill

 

 

Krishma was in the paper

Terri- strip pieced butterflies

Aubrey- I will add more pics after the gifts are given, but here’s a sketch of one.
(and that face, haha)

Our next meeting is November 15 at 7:15.
Community Church of Cedar Grove
65 Bowden Rd
Bring a snack to share and something to show off

See you then!!

-A