May 2016 Infinity Scarf Swap!

May 3, 2016, edited to add: Sign ups are now closed. Infinity scarves are due at the May 2016 guild meeting (Thursday, May 19th).

It’s time for our next swap! A beautiful, breezy Infinity Scarf seems to be the perfect choice for the warm weather.

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For this swap, we’ll be matching you with a partner instead of randomly swapping them. This way you can get to know who you are sewing for and make a personalized scarf to her/his taste.

Timeline:
– Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, May 3rd.
– Matches will go out Wednesday, May 4th.
– Scarves are due at the May 2016 Guild Meeting on Thursday, May 19th.

Inspiration:
Check out the Pinterest board we’ve put together here and some tutorials to peruse below:

The Rules:
– Make something you would be proud and happy to wear yourself.
– Take your partner’s fabric likes into consideration
– Use quality fabrics
– Say “thank you” after the swap
– You get what you get and you don’t get upset

Sign Up:
To sign up for the swap, please click here to fill out the form. You must be an NJMQG member. You will be contacted with your partner’s information on May 4th.

This is a great swap to try out different substrates like voile, double gauze, knit fabric, even mixing and matching fabrics for a reversible fashion accessory.

If anyone has other links to infinity scarf tutorials, please add them in the comments of this blog post.

Reminder: April 2016 Meeting this Thursday!

April 2016 Meeting This Thursday!

• Our April meeting is this Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 7:15pm (note the time change) at our new location:

~ Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

• Please park in the large lot in the back and use the side entrance to come in.

• Feel free to arrive about 15 minutes early.

• Please remember, you do not have to bring a chair.

• Important: Please check in first at the Check-In table before going into the main area where the meeting takes place.


NEW!: Many of our members have their own creative businesses and services to offer. There will be a table at each meeting designated 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!


FREE table: Please bring in quilty / sewing related items you are no longer using/would like to pass along (books, fabric, thread, patterns, notions, etc). If it does not get taken by the end of the meeting, please take it home with you.


Library: Consider borrowing from our NJMQG Library. If you have borrowed a book from our library, please remember to return it to Kelly C. at this meeting.


Paper Bag Mini SWAP: The mini quilts are due at this meeting! We cannot wait to see all of them! So exciting!!!


Empire Quilters Guild Raffle Quilt: This gorgeous raffle quilt will be on display at our meeting. Please see Aleeda to purchase raffle tickets!


MAY 2016 Infinity Scarf Swap: Read all about it here! Sign ups are open until May 3rd!


• Refreshments: Please consider bringing a light refreshment to share at the meeting. If you are able to do so, please let us know by commenting on this blog post.


• Please bring your name tag to the meeting. If you do not have a name tag, we can arrange a partner swap- please see any one of the NJMQG Executive Board Officers (Daniela, Amy, Tracy, Annette, or Kourtney). As always, please bring anything you may have for Show and Tell!

See you on Thursday!

Melissa Averinos Workshop Registration Now Open for non-Members

OPEN registration for the Melissa Averinos “Making Faces” Workshop (details here) on Saturday, May 14, 2016 is now live! Please click the registration form link below. All that is required is name, email and phone number. You do not have to be an NJMQG member to register at this time.

REGISTRATION FORM

The cost for non-members is $75. You will get an email with payment information if you receive a spot in the workshop. If all of the spots become filled, you will be notified of your place on the wait list.

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Melissa will also be doing a Talk & Trunk Show the night before the workshop, Friday, May 13th at 7pm. Read about it here! Free to NJMQG members and $5 for non-members. Registration for the Talk & Trunk Show is not required.