Another fabulous meeting full of inspiration and laughter is over, and most excitedly we have passed the dues for next year. Our proposed dues of $45.00 were presented by the fabulous treasurer, Jessica (self proclaimed Penny Pincher) and they were unanimously passed by the guild. These dues will be due by the December meeting so that we can pay the National Dues in January. If you know that you won’t be able to make the December meeting, feel free to bring your dues to the November meeting. You can make the checks out to NJMQG, and of course you can still pay with cash. We are looking forward to a new year with exciting events, speakers, and trips!
Holiday Gift Exchange
You should have received an email inviting you to the holiday gift exchange for our meeting on December 19th. Signup will close on Thursday and names will be sent out, so please follow the link in the email and respond Yes or No. If you didn’t receive the email, be sure to contact Melanie so that she can send you the invitation before the partners are assigned. For the exchange, the spending cap is $15.00 for a small handmade gift or fabric goodie. The wonderful thing about the exchange is that it gives us a chance to get to know someone better and research what they might like! Of course, if Show and Tell is any indication, we will all ooohhhh and ahhhh over anything! There is a place to add your own preferences– click on Add to Wishlist and select the Text tab at the top. Then mention anything you’ve been coveting.
Again, email Melanie or firstname.lastname@example.org before October 25th if you haven’t received the email from Elfster!
Oh, and – the Holiday Party will be white wine friendly. (You know, to protect the fabrics!) Bring a favorite holiday treat.
Victoria Findlay Wolfe
On November 11, 2013 we will be joining the Garden State Quilters for their event with Victoria Findlay Wolfe. They are hosting us for FREE at the Chatham United Methodist Church in Chatham, NJ. Hospitality will begin at 6:45 and the Meeting will start at 7:00. Since they are waiving our fee as members of NJMQG, be sure to bring identification as other guest will be charged $10.00. We hope to see you there!
After such a success for the first open sew, we can’t wait to see everyone for the next open sew on November 7th. We will be meeting once again at the Church of Latter Day Saints in North Caldwell at 209 Mountain Ave. We are so thankful to Stephanie’s church and her efforts in spearheading our charity quilts. Let us know if you would like to volunteer in those efforts! We’ll post another blog post before this and you can RSVP in the comments. Don’t forget to bring an extension cord with your machine if you are planning to sew. Otherwise there is plenty of table space.
Next month we will be passing out fabric in our new logo’s color scheme to create a guild quilt. Be on the lookout for more information as we create something special that represents us as a whole! After the fabric is passed out, we’ll be sure to give a 2 month deadline for this project – of course, it will be hard to wait that long to see what everyone comes us with!
Cloud 9 Block Challenge
How exciting to see the winning blocks – (Way to go Jessica, Aubrey, and Josie!). Next up – the finished quilt!
Block Party Bee
The newest Block Party will be kicking off next month and continue for the next 13 months. It will be so wonderful to see these talented ladies contribute to 13 unique quilts over the next year. I know I’m already looking to next August when it’s my turn to be Queen!
Be on the lookout for more information on the retreat. We will post an announcement soon with final details for this trip hosted March 21-23. Don’t let “camping” fool you – there will be double beds and wonderful food.
And here it is, what you all came to relive – Show and Tell!