Melanie here– I forgot, because they were on a different camera, to include pictures of the nametags made, as well as Janita and her mother’s lovely projects from the workshop with Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Apologies!
First things, first. We are now an Official MQG with tax exempt status. After months of paperwork, celebration is in order along with a huge thank you to those who spent hours looking at paperwork! Now we’re officially a non-profit organization, an official 501(c)(3) status. Other than reading the word official twenty times, what does that mean for you? You are entitled to all of the benefits of being a Modern Quilt Guild.
Whew, it seems that we are multiplying each month. It was so exciting to see some many new faces. Everyone can visit with us up to two times before you are required to join. For the upcoming year, our dues will be $45.00. These will be due at our December meeting – and Jessica will be taking either cash or check. You can now also pay us via PayPal for a $1.61 convenience charge. The address is njmqginfo at gmail.com.
Speaking of our next meeting: we’ll be having a Holiday Party/Holiday Swap. I know I can’t wait to see what everyone creates and swaps. Also, it was pretty strongly decided that we will continue to do show and tell next month, especially since so many of our creations will be gifted by our next meeting in January. Be on the lookout for an email for treats you can bring. Treats to eat, that is!
As a non-profit we will be working to make sure we hold up our end of the bargain with charity quilts. Our first quilt is in the making, and it is ready to put together. If there are any takers for putting together the quilts – piecing, basting, quilting, binding, please let us know. Send an email to Melanie at melintheattic at gmail.com or Stephanie at stephaniemmullin at gmail.com. At the moment, we will use any and every talent you have! And we know you have it in spades. Speak up, friends!
December’s date will be during the day, December 5 at 10AM.
Work on charity quilts, bring your own fabric, and bring your own sewing machine.
Tables, irons, power cords will all be there.
Aleeda has planned a quilt retreat that will be held March 21-23, 2014. Please see the information post here and contact her with your RSVP and questions.
Another pair of nametags were swapped at our November meeting. Don’t be shy to sign up and swap with a newer member if you’d like to have a nametag made! And, then don’t forget to wear them – if you’re like me! (Sorry, Margy!)
Now, onto the good stuff. Show and Tell. Just when I think you people can’t get more talented, another meeting comes along.