November 2017 Guild Meeting

11/16/17  7:21pm

We had 48 members and 6 guests joining us.

Welcome!

Some guests we had…Ellen, Liz, Ezza, Z, Loretta and Betty. Hope to see you again!

Happenings

  • Diane F- Retreat review. Diane won some Ribbons at Brownstone. Danny Amazonos, Kaffe and Phillipa Naylor
  • JoAnn- Houston review
  • Ameri- Heather Givens workshop
  • Josie and Aleeda at CWC Glen Ridge craft show Dec 2- Glen Ridge Congregational church on Ridgewood Ave
  • Quiltcon Quilts due November 30th
  • Mqg webinars. Check them out
  • VT quilt fest June 22-24
  • Sisters quilt show
  • Mancuso date and venue change
  • Gotham grand opening in new space
  • Robin- Xmas party December 14 at Latter Day Saints church. Elfster swap and being catered by guild

Charity

Rachel

  • 127 pillowcases donated and 17 quilts donated. Thanks to Beth for donating fabric and to Rachel’s local Fedex for giving discount on shipping

Melanie

  • MQG charity quilt blocks done and trimmed. assemble front 11/20 back 11/26

Treasurer

  • Lori- 2018 tentative budget

Vice president

  • Kathy- Interested in a scholarship for a workshop? email vicepresident@njmqg.com

SHARE Time! (so much fun to get up moving, and getting to know some crazy little details about members)

Programs

Sarah-

  • Bee Blocks Swap

  • Pot Holder Swap
  • Amy Friend workshop in January- Friday class, Friday night lecture and trunk show and Saturday class. Few spots left in each
  • Member led classes. email proposed ideas to programs@njmqg.com
  • Chawne Kimber hopefully in March
  • Mancuso NJMQG exhibit

Jackie

  •  NEW CHALLENGE- Monochromatic mini quilt (no larger than 20″ on any side) with half square triangles- Due February meeting
  • Will continue Bee Blocks quarterly and try a round robin!

Lori

Field Trips and Meetups. second Saturday of month. tentatively including…

  • NYC- Candy, Gotham, Pins & Needles and Victoria Findlay Wolfe
  • Brooklyn- Brooklyn General, Brooklyn museum and/or Botanical Gardens -4/14??
  • NJ- Pennington and Grounds for Sculpture
  • Cloud 9
  • Connecticut- Denyse Schmidt

SHOW & TELL

Karen- Panache

This is my happy

Kathy- Melanie Trill class, throw size

Marika-1st quilt 3rd grade?

Rochelle- Farmer’s wife sampler

Passacalgia

Robin- Handpieced Pumpkin quilt

20+year old T-day

Diane- quilting

Zen Chic dandelion

Melanie- in Simply Moderne- Cloud9 Cirrus solids

Snag

Amy- Melanie’s class Trill

Debby- Be my neighbor

? (Sorry didn’t get the name) My Small World

Ameri- quilt for grandma

Mary- mini tuffet

Lori- Michelle’s class

Margy

Annette- Betsy’s anything goes class

That’s all for now. Until next time!

-A

REMINDER: NOVEMBER 2017 MEETING THIS THURSDAY

• Our November meeting is this Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:15 pm at the Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009. Parking is located in the large lot in the back – use the side entrance to come in. Feel free to arrive about 15 minutes early.

• Important: Please sign in at the registration table 

*Remember to bring:  Bee blocks – the last of the year;  pot holders to swap; any charity quilts you may have finished.

 

 FREE table: Bring in the quilty items you no longer use and drop them on our FREE table at the beginning of the meeting. If your items are not taken, please take them home with you


• Member Corner: Many of our members have their own creative businesses and services to offer. A designated table is provided 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!


• Library: Have you borrowed a book from the NJMQG library? Books can be checked out for one month. Please see Laura F., our librarian.  If you borrowed a book at the last meeting, please remember to return it this month ___________________________________________________________________________________

Upcoming Programs Spots are still available for 
November 18: Nuno Felted Scarf Workshop with Josie Dakers

Members  should remember to sign up for the Amy Friend Workshops in January.                                   Enrollment will be open to non-members on Nov.21

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• Refreshments: Consider bringing a light refreshment to share, especially if your birthday is this month


• Remember to bring, and wear,  your name tag. If you do not have a name tag, we can arrange a partner swap- ask any of the NJMQG Executive Board Officers (Margy, Kathy, Lori, Aubrey, Sarah).                                                                                                                                 As always, please bring anything you may have for Show and Tell!


See you on Thursday!