June 2017 Meeting Recap!

hey friends! Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far! Few announcements below!

• Welcome to the new board!!! Sarah Fader as Programs, Aubrey Cece as Secretary, Lori Beitler as Treasurer, Kathy Morganroth as Vice President, and Margy Shilling as President!!!

• Our Not a raffle raffle was amazing!!!! All the prize money will be going to Interfaith Hospitality Network which was I believe was $800! That’s amazing!! & look who won our birth year quilt! Yay Anne!

 


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• Melanie will be teaching at QuiltCon in Pasadena! Click the link for more info!


•Urban Sewciety will be giving 15% off to all members of the quilt guild.


•Kelly Chladil has a sign up sheet for those who would like to participate in making a basket or items to put into baskets for the Rainbow baby fundraiser.  She will be collecting these items from now- September. You can make these items or buy them. Please see her/email her for more details.


•  Sign up with Aleeda for the Craft Yard Sale July 22 (or the 29th as a raindate?).


Member-Led Workshops are open for registration. Click the links below to read about them and to register! *(PDF of NJMQG Programs here for June ! & we will have a handout at the meeting)*
July: Paper Piecing Workshop with Betsy Vinegrad
July: Embracing Negative Space Workshop with Daniela Di Iorio
August: Indigo/Shibori Dying & Cyanotype/Photogram Workshop with Sarah Scott
September: Noodlehead Market Bag Workshop with Michelle Reiter
October: 
Trill Workshop with Melanie Tuazon
November: 
Nuno Felted Scarf Workshop with Josie Dakers


 

Bee Blocks!

 

 

Khrisma’s Trunk Show!

 

Older Swap Redo’s, Name tag swapping, & Show & Tell!

 

 

 

It has been such a pleasure being the secretary for you guys!! ❤ I now will pass the baton to Aubrey! 🙂 

See you at the next meeting!

-Kourtney

May 2017 Meeting Recap!

hey all!

First off, we did a member tally and drum roll…. 89 members! WHATTTTTT!!! that’s pretty amazing.

NJMQG Board Nominees have been posted to the Members Only page. Elections will be held at our meeting on Thursday, June 15th. Forgot or need the password to the Members Only page? Contact us at njmqginfo at gmail dot com.


• Our Volunteer Form has been updated. Click here! You know you want to! 🙂


Member-Led Workshops are open for registration. Click the links below to read about them and to register! *(PDF of NJMQG Programs here for June ! & we will have a handout at the meeting)*
July: Paper Piecing Workshop with Betsy Vinegrad
July: Embracing Negative Space Workshop with Daniela Di Iorio
August: Indigo/Shibori Dying & Cyanotype/Photogram Workshop with Sarah Scott
September: Noodlehead Market Bag Workshop with Michelle Reiter
October: 
Trill Workshop with Melanie Tuazon
November: 
Nuno Felted Scarf Workshop with Josie Dakers


• Did you sign up for the One Hour Basket Swap with the Central Jersey MQG? Be sure to bring it to our June meeting.

Timna Tarr is coming to visit NJMQG June 16 & 17 for a Lecture and a Workshop! (workshop is sold out)

THE LECTURE
Join us for a lecture with award winning quilter, Timna Tarr where she will be discussing her process as well as color theory.

Date: June 16, 2017
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: Community Church of Cedar Grove – 65 Bowden Rd. Cedar Grove, NJ
Cost: NJMQG members, free // all others $5
RSVP: Click this link to RSVP for the lecture


Look at all the pouches that were made!! ❤

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Bee Blocks!

 

Josie’s Trunk Show!!! 

 

Show & Tell!

 

-See you on June 15th!! 

January Meeting Recap!

hey all! The QuiltCon charity quilt looks amazing! A huge thanks to all who volunteered to help make this happen! 🙂 You’ve all done an amazing job!

here’s some info and reminders below:

  • The Modern Quilt Guild has introduced its “modern monthly!’ It’s a monthly newsletter dedicated to things like, quilt of the month, block of the month, webinars, articles, interviews, etc. To gain access to these you must be a paid member.
  • Quiltfest is coming up March 2-5! We have about 23-24 quilts to put into the show! SO exciting! A form will be available soon for all to see the beautiful quilts. If you would like to help curate how they hang, help to set up or take down the exhibit, you can volunteer by emailing njmqginfo at gmail dot com.
  • There is a fabric challenge coming up by Kaffe Fassett for FreeSpirit fabrics called, “I am an Artisan .” Make a quilt, and possibly have it picked by Kaffe himself along with tons of different prizes! The quilt must be at least 80% artisan and the rest can be anything you would like to pair it with. The deadline is in June. Click the link for more info & you can look up examples by using the #artisanchallenge on instagram.
  • Feb. 4th is Amy’s Betty Bowler Bag class! Make sure you have your supplies! It’s coming up 🙂
  • All info for the Bee blocks has been emailed to the appropriate hives!
  • Our February swap is the cross back apron ! SO much fun! Click the link to sign up and for more info. The brown bag mini quilt swap will be after this one 🙂
  • Don’t forget to mark your calendars Timna Tarr is coming to town! She will do her lecture Friday, June 16th, and her map workshop will be Saturday, June 17th at our regular meeting location.
  • Our garment district adventure will be rescheduled! Stayed tuned for more info!

Thanks Liz for the Artisan presentation! We are excited for the challenge.img_7762

QuiltCon Charity Quilt!

 Lovely ladies hard at work ripping the papers 🙂 ❤

Some of the Hawaiian Appliqué blocks from Diane’s class!

Aleeda’s Quilty Tips!!

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Aleeda’s got some awesome quilty tips to share with all of us!

  • For rulers, threads, & cutters- you must first take inventory of what you have! Organize the rulers by shapes and use a peg board with a pipe cleaner to hold them all together. Aleeda uses an “omnigrid” bag that she got from JoAnn’s that she highly recommends.
  • For circle rulers, use a belt holder to keep them together and organized.
  • Thread can be stored in pencil cases/boxes. (which I believe she got from staples/office depot) She suggests organizing them by the type of thread they are. For example “Aurifil, Polyester, Metallic, etc.”
  • She keeps her bobbins secure by using the “donut” bobbin holder.
  • She uses a magnetic bar to hold her other tools such as scissors, [put a LOCK on them if you have some sneaky hands in the house :)] you can purchase them from IKEA, & harbor freight.

Show & Tell!

 

See you all next month!

December Potluck Meeting Recap!

hey all!!! We had such a lovely Holiday Potluck!!! Thanks everyone for contributing! Hope you all had a lovely holiday and happy new year!

Reminders:

  • there are a few spots left in Amy’s Betty Bowler Bag Class !! If you are interested, click the link for further registration! 🙂
  • If you have yet to renew your membership, or you are a new member to the NJMQG, you can register here !

Elfster Swap!

 

Show & Tell!! 

 

***See you all January 19th!

November meeting recap!

Everyone was so excited to receive their zipper pouches from the DCMQG!! Look at these excited and happy faces!

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Great meeting as usual!! We have some important events/info coming up so in case you missed it:

  • We are looking for your quilt submissions in the Quilt Fest  Modern Quilts exhibition again! Click the link for all the details about how to submit a quilt. You must fill out a form and send 1-2 photos of the quilts by emailing njmqginfo at gmail dot com. Deadline for entries is Monday December 19th. 🙂 
  • The Central Jersey MQG is looking for guild members who teach on a regular basis. If you are interested, please contact Neva or send her your information at centraljerseymqg@gmail.com by Nov. 30th.
  • Here is more information about Mid Atlantic Mod . General registration opens November 27th & they will be making a waitlist this year.
  • We are going to be going on a field trip to the Garment district come January! (More info to come)  Timna Tarr will be joining us for a lecture and workshop in June! June 16th will be for her lecture called “flying colors” and the 17th will be her map making class-tractional and improv maps. More details to come.
  • Kelly Chladil is collecting 5″, 6″, or 6.5″ fabric squares (not blocks) to make up new quilt kits for Quilts Beyond Borders. Any colorful fabric is great as the quilts are for kids.
  • We voted on the budget and all were in favor of keeping dues the same!
  • Don’t forget about our Holiday Potluck Party for our next meeting! It will be held at the LDS Church on 209 Mountain Avenue in  Caldwell, NJ 07006.

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Aleeda gave us some great tips for our “quilty health!”

What are some of the most important tools to make you a successful quilter?

  1. Hand Lotion from Bed, Bath, and Body works: “Look ma, New hands.”
  2. Stretching! How to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome: doing wrist circles, and stretching out the wrists regularly.
  3. Focus/Giving your eyes a rest: Special eye chart 10-15 ft across the room allows you to take a break from sewing/quilting and allows you to refocus your eyes.
  4. Little red stress ball from Staples.

 

And now, Show &  Tell!

 

See you in December elfsters :)!

September Meeting Recap!

hey all!! 🙂

*** Reminders/upcoming events to keep in mind: 

  • We are starting a new workshop series within our guild, with our super talented members leading the classes! Starting us off will be Diane Fama, teaching Hawaiian Appliqué ! There’s only ONE SPOT LEFT in her class!! Snag it while you still can!!
  • Our next Open Sew  is Oct 22nd 10-4PM.
  • Don’t forget to bring your zippy pouch to the next meeting!! 🙂 (October 20th)
  • Check out our next field trip hosted by the lovely Stella on October 8th. A little shopping-or window shopping 😉  and a movie.
  • There is a Michael Miller fabric challenge ! click the link for more details (deadline for entries is Nov 30th)
  • The Modern Quilt Guild is doing a Block of the Month challenge and YOU could be the next designer!
  • There is a 9 Patch Design Challenge for QuiltCon (deadline is Nov 30th)
  • Call for instructors/lecturers for QuiltCon 2017
  • October 15th, Amy Butler will be signing her latest book at Rock Paper Scissors !
  • The Warwick Valley Quilter’s Guild is hosting their Stars of the Valley Quilt Show on October 15 & 16, 2016.
  • If you don’t already, you should follow us on instagram “@njmqg.”😉 we are always posting WIPS, quiltspiration, and other fun stuff including NJMQG InstaIntros to introduce our own board and our members members.

 

Betsy’s Trunk show!

 

Show & Tell!

 

See you all October 20th!!

August Meeting Recap 2016!

Hey all! Congrats to our olympians in the “Sew for the Gold Sew-in!”

Our bronze medalist: Betsy Vinegrad

Our silver medalist: Mark Goodloe

Our Gold medalist: Terry Waxman

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Look at how beautiful the Pulse Quilts are looking! ❤

Thank you everyone for making & donating supplies for these backpacks!! They came out beautiful, and will be loved tremendously! 

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*** Reminders/upcoming events to keep in mind: 

  • There is a Michael Miller fabric challenge ! click the link for more details (deadline for entries is Nov 30th)
  • The Modern Quilt Guild is doing a Block of the Month challenge and YOU could be the next designer!
  • There is a 9 Patch Design Challenge for QuiltCon (deadline is Nov 30th)
  • Call for instructors/lecturers for QuiltCon 2017
  • In October Amy Butler will be signing her latest book at Rock Paper Scissors !
  • The Warwick Valley Quilter’s Guild is hosting their Stars of the Valley Quilt Show on October 15 & 16, 2016. The deadline to enter the show is September 1st. Click here for more information!
  • If you don’t already, you should follow us on instagram “@njmqg.” 😉 we are always posting WIPS, quiltspiration, and other fun stuff including NJMQG InstaIntros to introduce our own board and our members members.
  • So far we have 11 blocks for our “Quilts of Valor” quilt, and we need 20! The free pattern can be found on Craftsy. Volunteers welcome!
  • We are starting a new workshop series within our guild, with our super talented members leading the classes! Starting us off will be Diane Fama, teaching Hawaiian Appliqué ! Click the link for more information and for registration!
  • In September, Betsy V. will be doing a Member Trunk Show!
  • Our next Open Sew is Saturday, September 17th from 10am-2pm.
  • DC zipper pouch swap info: Click here to read all about it and to register! We will be using a Pinterest board to post photos of ideas and examples for inspiration. We are encouraging everyone to add no more than $10 worth of fun little trinkets inside the bag for their partner. Sign ups close on Sept. 6th and matches will be sent out by Sept. 12th.

& for show & tell…

See you all next time!

-k