August 20th Meeting Recap

We are winding down the summer, but our on-line meetings keep getting hotter! We had 54 people join our session and we announced 4 new members this month. Welcome Mary O’Shea, Buntari Keitt, Jacqueline Biegel, and Nancy Lipsey!

Guild Business

It is time for our annual review of the bylaws. Members are welcome to review the current bylaws found on the members only section of the website. Please send suggestions you may have VP Kathy (vicepresident@njmqg.com) to be discussed at the next board meeting.

Quiltcon Submissions – will open September 1st. You can find more information at quiltcon.com

MQG Mini Swap – information and sign ups to participate will be coming in the September and October.

Community Quilt Challenge

Thanks to Lenny for this amazing quilt design we will be making for our community charity submission for Quiltcon. Samantha and Margy will be the coordinators for this project. Sign ups to participate will go out to members Sept 1st.

Guest Lecturer – Clara Narty

The highlight of the night was our speaker Clara Narty who spoke to us about ‘How to Get Out of a Creative Slump’. The talk was informative and insightful. It was a true delight to have her speak to us and comment about her amazing work. You can check out her quilt art by clicking here.

Thank you, Clara!

Programs

The Connected Project Reveal

We finally opened our envelopes on August 6th and were able to assemble our blocks! What fun we had and the results are so cool!

If you would like to donate your block to be assembled for a a charity quilt, Betsy Vinegrad has offered to collect blocks and put them together. Please mail them to her after September 7th.

Charity Update – We will donating 15 quilts to S.O.F.I.A.(Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates) in Montclair.

Block Lotto – Wonky Churndash

These blocks were raffled off and the winner was…Me(Jen)! This concludes our block Lotto program for the year!

UFO Challenge

And the winner of the Drunkards Path/Curved Templates was Kelly! Congratulations!

*Reminder – Quilters Take a Moment (Virtual Quilt Show) September 25th and 26th. Tickets are $45/members of Quilt Alliance and $65/nonmembers. To find out more, click here.

October Events – We will have Sarah Trail from the Social Justice Sewing Academy speak to us at our member meeting. Mark your calendars now to make sure you don’t miss out.

Jenny Haynes of Pappersaxsten will be back with us again for another workshop. ‘Thistles, Cogs & Caterpillar Wheels’, a 2-day workshop will be offered on October 24th and 25th. Sign ups to go out in October.

Show and Tell

Thanks for to all who contributed and participated in our August meeting.

See you next month Thursday, September 17th @7:15.

Jennifer – Secretary

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