2016 Elfster Holiday Swap Sign Ups are Open!

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NJMQG Members should have received an invitation to join the Elfster Holiday Swap via email.

The deadline to sign up is Monday, October 31, 2016. Swap Partner assignments go out on Tuesday, November 1st.

What is the Elfster Swap?

The Elfster Swap is a holiday swap that takes place at our December meeting which is a Holiday Potluck Party!

Sign up via the Elfster email to participate. Elfster will match everyone with a partner. On November 1st, you will receive an email with the name of the person you are making/buying the gift for. Keep your assigned partner a secret! You can anonymously ask your swap partner about their preferences via the Elfster site.

You are encouraged to make a wish list on the Elfster site with your own fabric preferences, style, favorite fabric designers, etc. so the participant that is making/buying a gift for you has some guidance.

Make or buy something special for your swap partner. Keep it at $15.

When: Thursday, December 15, 2016
Where:  NJMQG Holiday Potluck Party at the LDS Church, 209 Mountain Avenue in  Caldwell, NJ 07006

If you are a member and you did not receive an invitation, please send an email asap to njmqginfo at gmail dot com.

Thank you!

Reminder: October 2016 Open Sew Tomorrow for QuiltCon Charity Quilt

Our October 2016 OPEN SEW is tomorrow, Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Street, Cedar Grove, NJ (where we meet for our monthly guild meetings).

We have SIX hours of sewing scheduled! Can’t make it for the entire time? Come when you can!


** We are working on our QuiltCon charity quilt.

A main section of the quilt is foundation paper-pieced. There are other areas of the quilt that do not require paper-piecing.

Please bring an extension cord and/or power strip, neutral thread (light gray or cream), task light,  paper piecing tools (“Add-A-Quarter” ruler, scissors for paper, etc).


• Pack your lunch and please bring a snack or drinks to share if you can.


• We need a couple of members to bring in an iron/ironing mat/board to share. Please comment below if you can share an “ironing set up.”