July 2019 Guild Meeting Recap

Reminder: The meeting location for the August meeting!!

**August 15th  LDS Church 209 Mountain Ave Caldwell NJ**

Greetings fellow guild members! Here’s the recap of our July meeting.

Our meeting this month was held at the Wayne Public Library. We had a great turn out  of 50 attendees,  30 members and 20 guests joining us!

Rachel BondBaron took over the reigns of president for her first NJMGQ meeting and did a wonderful job.

We started the meeting with a presentation from Linda Seward, a former NJ resident, now residing in England.

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The lecture was on how to distinguish between a contemporary quilt and a modern quilt.

She then gave us a sampling of her work.

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Regular meeting business was conducted after the lecture.

The finished quilt for Michele’s Husband was shared.

Programs

Thanks went out to Rachel BondBaron and Sarah Fader for leading the Improv with Rules/Open-Sew on July 13th. We had a good size gathering and many strips were sewn together. Also, we were able to process much of the charity fabric for future projects.

For the September Post Card swap with the Cambridge, Mass MQG, we suggest taking a look at Diane Fama’s Instagram @njquiltlover . She has some examples of post cards she has made. We encourage you to sign up for this swap challenge. The theme is your favorite place.

The Block Printing Workshop is light on sign ups. We need to have 10 participants by 8/1, or we will need to cancel.

Crista of Mystery Quilt fame will be on vacation in Oregon on the first of the month, but promised we will have our clue #4 sometime during the day.

Charity

During the open sew, members took the collected log cabin block and grouped them in kits for quilt top assembly. If you are interested in a block assembling kit, talk with Rachel.

Look forward to seeing you at the August meeting!

Jennifer.

 

June 2019 Guild Meeting Recap

Hello, my lovely guild mates! Hope everyone is staying cool. Here’s the recap of our June meeting.

We had 36 members and 1 guest joining us. Thanks for coming to visit Liz Kuny (whose amazing piece Troublemaker is the exhibit at the MAM).

First things first! Please take note of changes in the meeting location for the months of July and August!!

July 18 Wayne Public Library 461 Valley Road, Wayne NJ
August 15 LDS Church 209 Mountain Ave Caldwell NJ
Goings on
The Sarah Bond class was a great success!
Quilting Treasures will be at Sew Jersey July 14 9:30-11:30
Betsy and Melanie are in the latest issue of Simply Modern
Schweinfurth will have an exhibit Quilt=Art=Quilt Registration: June 18, 2019 to August 2, 2019 Exhibit Dates: October 26, 2019-January 5, 2020
We also talked about the Japanese quilt festival, Quiltcon and Quiltfest
Chawne Kimber has an exhibit at Lafayette college

Philadelphia Museum has an exhibit that seems interesting Souls Grow Deep

As always we encourage everyone to take advantage of all the MQG has to offer- webinars, etc… and did you sign up for Quiltcon classes?

We also have a nice easy design we can all easily join in on for the MQG charity quilt. It will be half black/half white string block. With text fabric. And keeping a blank white strip to write in and a black strip in the middle. Makes sense, right?! Don’t worry…We will talk more about it soon!

We didn’t have any updates on charity or treasury.

Programs

Our mystery quilt had its 3rd installment go out.

We will be participating in a postcard swap with the Cambridge, Mass MQG. The theme is your favorite place and it will be due in September. More info will be sent out.

We are having a guest lecturer at the July meeting, Linda Seward. We will NOT be doing Show and Tell so if you have something you want to show us and will be gifting it or not have it for August, you can send a picture for the slide show to programs@njmqg.com before the August meeting.

On July 13, we will be having an extra fun Open Sew (at the LDS Church, in Caldwell) Rachel (and Sarah?) will be doing some fun improv exercises based on a Sherri Lynn Wood class they took. Using some charity fabric, you can learn and experiment and loosen up a little. Of course, you are always free to bring your own fabric/project to work on, as well.

August 10, we have an awesome opportunity to do block printing with Rachel at her workplace studio in Jersey City.

And Diane announced the dates for her retreat. If you are interested keep November 6-10 open and you can contact her with any questions (contact info found in members only section of the site)

Elections

We had our vote for the new board. Running unopposed in all positions, and being voted in unanimously, we introduce to you your new board

President- Rachel Bond Baron

Vice President- Kathy Morganroth

Treasurer- Lenny Van Eijk

Programs co-chairs- Crista Bresnahan and Janet Van Treuren

Secretary- Jennifer Ireton

Congrats and can’t wait to see what fun you have in store for us!

Raffle

Congrats to Rochelle who won the raffle!

Announcements

Kelly has asked us to help her once again in making and collecting things for the Forget Me Not foundation, due by the September meeting. Please contact her for more info.

Aleeda gave us a little update on the happenings of the Diversity and Inclusion group for the MQG.

Show and Tell

First up in our slide show…

MaryJane gifted a birthday quilt for her son

Samantha gifted a scout quilt

Samantha- paper pieces sewing machine

red and white hearts

Rachel- clam shell tote

Emily- triangle quilt top made in a weekend

Mark- bee hive blocks

Robin- mini received in swap

French general hand pieced

Carmen- purple star

Jennifer- scrappy appliqué

Riley Blake challenge

Debbie- wall hanging

Margy

Need to replace the backing

And last but not least we would like to give our genuine and heartfelt thanks to, Margy, our fearless leader for the past couple of years!! And a special thanks from your fellow board members for the pizza and the view 🥰 It’s been a pleasure working with you.

Oh, one more thing. It has been an honor to be the voice to bring you these blog post recaps. I know I wasn’t always timely with them and I wasn’t great with the Instagram updates, but it’s been fun being the secretary for the past two years. I’m not going to lie, though, it will be nice to not have to take notes.

Good luck to the next board!

Hope See you at the July meeting!

July 18 7:15 Wayne Public Library 461 Valley Road, Wayne NJ

Ciao for Niao

-A

April 2019 guild meeting

Here we are in May already and here’s the recap, I know you’ve all been waiting for.
Sadly, Margy announced that Gwen Marston died today

Places we’ve been, classes we’ve taken, what we’ve been inspired by…  

  • Empire Quilt show at FIT – Pam won 2 baskets
  • Lancaster AQS show March 27-30 
  • AQS interview w/ Joe Cunningham on “Story Bee” on youtube  
  • Lenny will have quilt in July issue of Curated Quilts
Upcoming Events (oops…some now passed!) 
  • Mid Atlantic Mod
  • Lancaster Quiltfest – replacing NJQuiltfest – May 9-11
  • Brooklyn Museum Frida Kahlo exhibit through May 12, also a fiber art installation is there.
  • Fiber art exhibit still at Montclair Art Museum through June 16. (Reminder: Free admission on first Thursdays!)
  • Art Show opportunity – Studio Montclair/Montclair historical Society – make something in response to old quilts in the Historical Society’s collection
            
MQG News:
Call for Entries: MQG Showcase at International Quilt Market & Festival, Oct. 26–Nov. 3, 2019. Submissions open now through June 22, 2019.
 
Treasurer’s report – now posted on the member’s only page
Programs updates – Crista and Jackie
  • Mystery quilt – 40 members signed up! Instructions to go out May 1st.
  • Sarah Bond Color & Grayscale workshop signups open April 20 (now sold out!)
  • April Fool ugly fat quarter swap – bring your finished item to the May meeting
  • Rulerpalooza – As a sort of kick off to our ruler library, we asked you to bring in and share which rulers you like, or are curious to try, or covet…

Pam had an amazing folding bias ruler and an apple core ruler

Lenny shared the clearly perfect slotted half square triangle trimmer

Jackie brought in the circle cut by Mari Quilts

Ann can’t get enough of her good old basic 4×14″ruler

Crista recommended the bloc loc half square triangle ruler

Look for our ruler library coming soon!

 
Charity updates – Rachel and Emily
  • Ideas re: who to give our quiltcon quilt to
  • Batting available to complete charity quilts – let us know what you need before the next meeting and we’ll bring it. (The whole bolt is tooooo heavy to lug to every meeting!)
 
Nominating committee – Michelle, Sarah, Aleeda
Gathering names for the upcoming board election – throw your hat in the ring! Nominees will be announced at the May meeting.

And our favorite time

Show and Tell

Rachel-herringbone

Kawaii

Emily- curved flying geese

Caroline- Tula Pink Shoreline for Charity

Harmonic Convergence

Dawn- charm pack

Green stars and squares

2″ square mini

Mountain mini

Navy with stars

JoAnn- Bonnie K Hunter mystery quilt

Colleen-

Gifts for grandkids Disney cruise (possible workshop?)

Jackie- free motion demo practice

Lennie- pencil case

Improv log cabin to practice quilting

Pivot quilt

Debbie- aboriginal strip quilt

Judy- cowboy quilt

Sarah-

Maria Shell class

Annette- baby Quilt

Self binding

We will be back at the Community Church of Cedar Grove for our next meeting! 7:15 start.

Don’t forget to bring your “ugly duckling” April fool’s swap, a snack to share, show and tell and your great creative selves!!

Thanks to Kathy for keeping great notes while I had an emergency for the first half of the meeting!

Ciao

-A