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

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

June 18th Meeting Recap

Hello Guild! We’ve made it to summer! Hoping all are well and healthy.

Happy Birthday to our June babies and a warm welcome to new members Susan Schweikhart and Chantal Walker.

Guild Business

Growing diversity with the guild – Aleeda Crawley, our team member of the Inclusivity & Diversity Committee gave us an update on the MQG’s actions going forward.

Board Elections – The ’20-’21 slate of officers were presented. Once finalized by vote, the new board will begin in July.

Returning board members are President- Rachel BondBaron (to complete her second year term) Vice President- Kathy Morganroth, Secretary – Jennifer Ireton and Treasurer – Lenny van Eijk.

Programs will have a brand new team consisting of Jeanine Bowen, Sue Erdreich and Samantha Linehan.

We thank Crista Bresnahan and Janet Van Treuren for their hard work and wonderful programming they provided for us over the past year.

Voting by Google form was sent to each member of the guild.

Just a reminder, we are looking for members to join a committee to start planning our challenge quilt. If you are interesting in participating on planning this quilt, please contact a board member.

Quilters Take Manhattan – Quilters Take a Moment September 25-27 This event like most events, will be virtual this year. You can find more information at the Quilt Alliance website.

Programs

Plus Block Block Lotto – We collected enough blocks for to giveaways.

Collection #1

Collection #2

Congratulations to our winners, Rochelle and Siobhan!

Please send your Wonky Churn Dash blocks to Kathy Morganroth before our July meeting so we can draw for those as well.

Guest Lecture

We welcomed Carol Lyles Shaw to our meeting. She presented a wonderful talk on her colorful quilting journey. Her colors are vibrant and her style is modern improv.

Some of us were also fortunate enough to attend Carol’s virtual workshop on June 27th. We thank you Carol for both opportunities.

We had an update on the Connected Project with Berene Campbell. Information was shared for those who will be participating.

Pod Swap Reminder

Those who are participating are reminded to send their swap to their partner by July 1st.

UFO Challenge

Sam’s UFO
Rachel’s UFO
Jackie’s UFO
Jen’s UFO
Debbie’s UFO

And the winner of the Ruby Star Charm Pack & Block Loc ruler was me, Jen.

The UFO for July is #6. The prize is the book “Handmade Getaway” by Jacqueline Sava Clarke and Karyn Valino.

Show & Tell

Sam

Rachel

Crista

Jackie

Karen

Chantal

Carol

Betsy

Melanie

Sarah

Thanks again to all who attended and we will see you on July 16th!

Jennifer – Secretary