Holiday Swap/December meeting this Thursday

Ho ho ho everyone! Looking forward to our meeting this Thursday at 7PM at Rock Paper Scissors. Please bring your nametag, a chair, your dues (if you haven’t paid already, you can do it now!), your swap gift and some holiday cheer! We’ll be exchanging gifts and having show and tell.

If you’d like to bring refreshments (and it would be lovely to have some sweets and beverages), please leave a comment with what you plan to bring. Clear liquids are preferred around our lovely fabric.

Reminder about NJMQG dues for 2014

Hi Everyone,
Just a post to let you know about dues procedure. We have received some well-timed trinkets from the MQG–pins!


We’re holding them ransom (haha, kidding, sort of) for people who pay dues and complete a membership application form. These forms give us full contact information and a little legal information about show and tell at meetings.

If you have already paid your dues, please download the application form, sign it, and bring it with you to the meeting. (I will also have some hard copies there, but this is a real time saver.) You will get a pin!

If you have not paid your dues yet, you can do it in one of three ways.

1 – Bring your $45 in cash or check (made out to North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild) to our December 19 meeting.

2 – Mail a check  for $45 (made out to North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild) to Jessica before January 1. Email njmqginfo(at) for the address.

3 – Pay online using PayPal. There is a covenience charge of $1.61, but we accept any credit card, fast and easy.

Once you have paid your dues and handed in your application form, you get a pin.

Everyone that is in good standing as of January 1 will also get a NJMQG/MQG membership card early in 2014. Membership cards will be used for events and discounts, including the 10% discount at Rock Paper Scissors that all members already enjoy. Until then, your pin will be your membership card.

Happy quilting, and see you next week! We’ll have some more updates about the meeting shortly.

Quilty Question

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, there are so many things I’m thankful for right now.  I won’t bore you with the details, and I hope that everyone spent time counting blessings last week.  Now it’s time to discuss our quilty blessings.  I was thinking the other day how thankful I am for my rotary cutter.  12 years ago when I first made a quilt I had to trace everything and use scissors.  No shock: it took me 12 years to try again.  Thank you, Rotary Cutter for saving my life.

What quilty tool are you thankful for this year?  I need some ideas for stocking stuffers…