We started our year out with another great meeting.
We had 46 members and 1 visitor with us, welcome Marcy!
As always, let one of the board members know if you need a pin or name badge.
We talked about our fabulous party and an extra special thanks to Barbara and Terri again! And we all agreed to do something similar to the tote swap next time.
Our renewals for the this year have now been sent in to the MQG. We are in the process of fixing the roster and changing the blog password. So that will be given out at the February meeting.
We talked about some of the fun things happening before our next meeting. NY Frocktails in Brooklyn, Vogue Knitting Live, and NJ orchid society. We have quite a few people going to Quiltcon. For those going, be sure to stop and see our guilds charity quilt and at least Melanie and Betsy have Quilts there, too.
Montclair Art Museum has a new show called New Directions in Fiber Art from February 9- June 16. On February 3, they had a Yarn bomb installation on the property. It’s so fun to drive by and see. We are going to try to plan a meetup to see the show too.
Rachel talked to us about charity. We sent 16 quilts to the Robert Kaufman to be donated the victims of the CA fires. We sent 25 lbs of scraps to The Social Justice Sewing Academy. We had a suggestion of buying white to have in charity bin. Terri talked to us about Quilts of Valor, and we will be collecting 12 1/2″ blocks. We are also going to have a new kit to replace the New wave pattern we were using for charity Quilts. We are also having a block drive, due in March, we are asking for as many scrappy log cabin blocks you can make. As always, we have bundles made up, sandwiches ready to be quilted, tops that need backs, all sorts of things waiting to be given a little love and attention for charity donations.
Jackie talked to us about our workshops for the coming year. We started out Melanie doing Creative Walking Foot, and Amy doing a Aneela Hooey clear open pouch. We are also looking forward to Sarah Bond and Sheri Schifaldi (Whole Circle Studio) later in the year.
While the meeting was going on, we had some fabulous ladies, putting a sleeve on our Quiltcon charity quilt, Pieceful Integration. Thanks to Ameri and Amy for your beautiful design and all the hard work you put into it. Thanks to Diane for the wonderful quilting. Thanks to Lori for the label and to everyone who made a block and helped in any way.
Before our break we had a sewing bucket list challenge questionnaire thingy and JoAnn had 47 our of 50, so she won our raffle prize.
When we got back to our meeting, we had Sue showing us how to face a quilt. She suggested this tutorial. Click the link to check it out. We are also asking you to make a mini, or something else you choose, showing off the facing technique.
Then we had our favorite time of the night.
Show (Sew) and Tell
Release the Geese
Samantha- Fractal block
Dawn- Michele Hill William Motis Design
Lenny- Suzy Quilts Mode in Fans
Rebecca- Go Fly a Kite class
2018 bee blocks
Debby- solid fabric Tula 100 City Blocks
Karen- Tula sliding Scale
Bear Hug aboriginal
Red and white
Mary Jane- valentine block
Betty- Rayna class
Debby- wave purse using cork fabric
Ameri- Quiltspot quilt
See you next month and happy sewing!