September 2022 Guild Meeting Recap

Wow! Time sure does fly! I know you were all patiently waiting for the September recap and I am happy to fulfill those wishes! For September we met over Zoom. There were 39 people that joined us.

On September 10 we had our open sew. It was a lot of fun to see some old friends and meet some new friends, too! Our next open sew is coming up on October 29. Let’s celebrate the spooky season, work on some projects, and just be together! Would be great to see you there!

The only picture from open sew I got

Our Name Tag Redeux Swap is wrapping up. Partners were matched up to make name tags for each other. The deadline is the end of October. With our monthly meeting and open sew both in person for October, it is the perfect time to swap, or mail them out at any time. Don’t forget to take some pics and send them to programs for us all to see! If you are a new member or just need or want a new name tag, let a board member know and we can start a new list of people to match up.

The I Used to be a Shirt Peters Valley Gallery show has now opened for all to see. The guild was challenged to take a button down shirt with white and/or cream and turn it into a mini quilt between 18-24″ square. There was an opening reception that many members were able to attend. The show will be open through November 6, so there’s still time to see it. Some of the minis are also for sale. If you don’t have a chance to see it in person, you can see them all on their website. We had 38 minis made for the show! Amazing! Thanks to Lenny for the photos.

As well as the gallery and amazing learning opportunities, Peters Valley holds a Craft fair every year that is a must visit! The guild had talked about having a community booth to share our love and knowledge of the art of quilting this year, but time just rushed by too fast. We would love to get some volunteers to help plan for next year. You can always volunteer directly with Peters Valley as well. Just something to keep in mind for next September. We will be sure to start planning sooner and remind everyone next year.

The guild’s MQG Community Outreach Quilt is in progress. Block kits have been distributed and are due back by the October 29 open sew. We are piecing it on that day. If there is any interest in helping with backing, quilting, binding, labeling, or any step of the way, please reach out to the board or Margy, who is our point person for this. As a reminder, this is what we are working on.

Announcement time!

This weekend, October 15 & 16, visit our friends at the Warwick Valley Quilters show

Mid Atlantic Mod lottery sign up is out. NJMQG is excited to be a sponsor of Mid-Atlantic Mod Retreat which will be held at the Doubletree Resort in Lancaster, PA, April 27-30, 2023. An email was sent with all the info on how to sign up for the lottery. If you did not receive it, let a board member know.

Congrats to Jacquie, Lenny, and Betsy V for getting quilts into the Mancuso show. And double congrats to Lenny who won a ribbon and Betsy V who won 3 Ribbons! We are lucky to have so many talented quilters in our ranks!

Ellaree is asking everyone to be ready to do another quick charity sew project. Similar to the kennel quilts, it will be a quick small project that can use some stash or scraps. We will have more info at the October meeting.

JoAnn will be teaching the Audrey Esarey Ultraviolet Radial pattern at Acme on October 21 & 22.

Margy mentioned how the prices are up on fabric and maybe we can plan some sort of swap or stash share. We can work on what that may look like and get back to you.

Also, look for one of our guild’s founding members, Rayna Gilman, on an episode of The Quilt Show with Alex and Ricky. You can check it out here

Programs update

We were all set to host Jacquie Gering on September 17, but an emergency came up and the class had to be cancelled last minute. We have rescheduled the class for November 4.

Heather Kojan lecture has been rescheduled for our regular guild meeting on January 19 and the class for January 21.

We hosted Tighe (pronounced with a long I, we’ve learned) Flanagan for his Ottoman Rings workshop. There were about 15 participants that took part in the class. He explained his inspiration and method for drafting his patterns and taught a lesson on best practices with partial seams. Then they jumped into the pattern and had plenty of time to work and ask questions. If you ever have a chance to take a class, Tighe is well spoken and patient. And thank goodness because that pattern looks mind bending!

NJMQG member Miguel asked about doing an improv bee…keep an eye for when we have more info!

For 2022, Programs has challenged us to work on some WIPs and a lot of you have taken up that challenge

Congrats to Rochelle for winning this month’s WIP prize!

Show and Tell

Carseat quilt
Daughter in law’s father’s shirts
Audrey Esarey class, but changed a bit
Organic geometric
I Used to be a Shirt mini’s
Audrey Esarey class and pillowcase to match!
Raw edge stripes

Don’t forget our next meeting will be Saturday October 22, IN PERSON at the Community Church of
Cedar Grove from 10-12. We are meeting up in person the following week for an open sew. Same place, October 29 from 10-4. Come in your Halloween best 😉

As always, stay healthy and crafty!