July 16th Meeting Recap

Thursday night, time to Zoom! We had 42 members on the call.

And so begins the 2020-2021 board year of NJMQG! We thank the out going board members of the programs team, Crista Bresnahan and Janet VanTreuren and welcome in the new team of Jeanine Bowen, Sue Erdreich and Samantha Linehan. Can’t wait to see what the team brings us this year!

Wishing ‘Happy Birthday!’ to our July babies!

Guild Business

We had two new members join us last night, Casey Olesko and Carol Poplaski. Welcome!

Treasurer Lenny presented our Q2 report. We currently have 81 members. We had a very successful fundraising effort, raising over $1500 for Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey. This was achieved through participation in the Connected Project.

Members can view the complete Q2 report, by logging into the members only section at njmqg.com.

Congratulations goes out to our member Aleeda Crawley who was selected to be on the Board of Directors for the Modern Quilt Guild!

  • Registration is now open for classes and lectures.
  • ‘Taking Quality Photos for Quilt Show Entry’ webinar Tuesday, July 21st at 1:00 pm CDT. Registration is required. Details at mqg.com
  • ‘Curved Piecing: Beyond the Drunkards Path’ webinar by Yvonne Fuches will be Thursday, July 30th @ 1:00 pm CDT.

Quilter’s Take Manhattan from the Quilt Alliance running September 25th-27th will be a virtual event. Visit their website for more information.

Blueprint/Craftsy announced they are coming back in September 2020.

Social Justice Sewing Academy

Jeanine provided us an overview of the wonderful work these amazing artists are involved in, making  artistic expressions with activism to advocate for social justice. We discussed opportunities to get involved with the process through Remembrance Blocks. To learn more about SJS Academy, go to their website and click on the ‘get involved’ tab.

Programs

Next up was some of the pieces completed at the Carole Lyles Shaw Virtual Workshop.

And the results of the member Pod Swap.

August Happenings

We will have a lecture during our August meeting from Clara Nartey. Learn more about Clara at her website claranartey.com.

This will be a fun one as it will be another international experience! Find out more about Jenny on her website pappersaxsten.com

UFO Challenge

And the winner of the book “Handmade Getaway” by Jacqueline Sava Clarke and Karyn Valino was

Sam! Congratulations.

Next month’s UFO is #2, prize is yet to be determined.

Show and Tell

Reminders

  • Sign ups for Jenny Haynes Drunkards Path workshop go live Saturday, July 18th! Check your email.
  • Send your Wonky Churn Dash Block(s) to Kathy before the next meeting.
  • Next months meeting is Thursday, August 20th!

Thanks for joining us! Stay cool!

Jennifer – Secretary

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