August 2018 Guild Meeting Recap

Hellooo quilty friends!!

Sorry for the delay. Here’s the recap for our August meeting.

There were 32 members and 5 guests that joined us.


We talked about some of the things we had coming up or done

There was a call for teachers for the Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival next March and the local branch of National Association of University Women is looking for lecturers. Follow the links to find out more.


The MQG finally came out with their new website. Can we say search function, yay?!?! Check it out here.


We talked about the committees we have and the changes happening with them.

  • Charity will be Emily and Rachel
  • Quiltcon charity quilt is Amery and Amy
  • Bylaws will be retired for now
  • Nominating is Sarah F
  • Field trips is Becka
  • Sunshine will be under secretary
  • Tech is Kathy
  • Lenny is helping with Programs
  • Library is Laura F
  • Hospitality and Fundraising/scholarship heads are needed

We also had a discussion on the increase in dues and will be voting in November whether or not to raise the dues from $50-$60/year


  • The sashiko class was this past weekend. I know I can’t wait to hear and see more from that! You can see a few pictures here and here
  • The sign ups for Rayna’s classes is out. There are two chances to learn from her. Check them out here
  • We also had a survey go out about the Holiday party/Elfster swap and possible alternatives. I’m sure we’ll discuss more next meeting.
  • In September we will be doing our Book Reports, bring and talk about one of your favorite books or a sample made from the book AND our embellish me swap, where you can bring something no larger than 8 1/2×11 sheet of paper to be swapped and embellished!
  • And we are still planning to go to the Sculpture Garden in October. More details soon.

Quiltcon Charity Quilt

The theme is small piecing, using 1″ or less. The idea Amy and Ameri has worked on is amazing. Can’t wait to see this one flesh out.

Ask the Guild

We started a new thing called Ask the Guild to be able to get feedback on a project. It’s been fun. If you have a project with some questions, bring it in! We love to give our opinions!

Daniela inherited this WIP and is wondering how to work on it while keeping the integrity of the original work, but adding her own style.

Sew and Tell

Our favorite part of the meeting!

Laura- Poolside tote and Orange Peel Extravaganza

Margy- Wedding quilt top

Anne- Wave charity quilt


And, sorry I missed your name with your amazing bag!

We will be back at our normal meeting place Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd, Cedar Grove. 7:15

Ciao for Niao! 😉


July 2018 Guild Meeting

Another great meeting!

43 members and 1 guest joined us. Nice to meet you Beth!

Let’s get down to business.



Michael Miller challenge

Violet Craft Master Class in NY

Dues increase

Charity quilt headed up by Amy and Ameri


Open sew this Saturday at the Montclair Public Library 10-4

Bee blocks will be sent out soon.

Look for Sashiko class with Atsushi sign up coming to your inbox this weekend. It’s at Sew Jersey. There will be 2 sessions, 8 person max for each session. $70 for the class and a $65 materials fee (well worth it) to be paid directly to the instructor. And he is spending his birthday with us, so let’s make it a good one!

Aleeda’s printmaking workshop is August 11. More info here. Deadline to sign up is August 6th.

For our August meeting, we are asking you to bring a project you may be stuck on, or want an opinion or help on! Use our hive mind!

Crista and Jackie wanted us to break up into small groups for a little survey. Get some ideas for future workshops, classes, challenges etcera…count off to 5!


Swathmore college Piece Together: The Quilts of Mary Lee Bendolph Sept 6-Oct 28

Toronto Textile museum- show curated by Nancy Crow until Sept 23

Making It on NBC

Schweinfurth Museum- Modern Quilts- Designs of a New Century. Until Aug 18

Quilt Odyssey at Hershey this weekend

Catie has made so many quilts for Quilts for Kids it makes my head spin. Maybe we’d be interested in a mini retreat type thing to work on some? The founder, Linda, is offering to work on something together. Let’s talk about it.

Lancaster MA MQG show and Artisan market. Sept 29


As a special thank you, we’ve been working behind the scenes on a special quilt for Beth R. She was a member and so graciously hosted our guild meetings at Rock Paper Scissors before we outgrew it. A lot has changed since then, the store has since closed and she moved to DC, but we were lucky enough for her to have time stop in for a bit at this month’s meeting. She tried to sneak out, so we had to, not exactly smoothly, announce and give her her special quilt. I think she was a bit surprised. We are sure thankful for all did for the guild and glad you could make it back so we could give t to you in person!! We wish you all the best!

We give you, what we like to call, What Color is Your pickle?, or Beth’s Pickle Jar…


Take a kit or a top or something that needs to be quilted or bound and help us out!

We are getting a good collection of stuff to donate. Anyone have any ideas of where?


Who’s birthday is closest? Congrats to Jeanine- July 22 and happy early birthday!!

Show and Tell

Kelly- Round Robin

Terri and Emily- Fq ‘challenge’

Emily- for her boyfriend


Debby- Lots of Squares

Karen- Modern Traditional

JoAnn- just a little collage

Amy R- Single Free wheeling Girl

Betsy- fabulous dress!! (I mean look at that like green stitching and buttons!)

Black and white



Pam C- Equality Jean quilt

Sue- Fun Quilts (for charity)

Penny- Tickled Pink

Ellen- Victoria Findlay Wolfe- City Lights

Debby S- 2 color Wheels

Aleeda- custom kicks



Rochelle- Mystery Quilt

Rachel- turmeric dying experiment

Ameri- 99 Tula blocks

Jen Kingwell block

Melanie- Blue Houses


Hope to see you at our August meeting. In our lovely air conditioned space for the summer! LDS church, 209 Mountain Ave, Caldwell. Same time, 7:15 start.

Until then!


June 2018 Meeting

Hello friends!

Here’s your recap of the June meeting.

Don’t forget that our July 19 meeting will be held at the LDS church in Caldwell again!

Welcome to our guests/new members Lenny, Nancy, Amy and Catie.


  • Quiltcon signups for classes and quilt submission go here
  • They are looking for content for their website #showusyourmqg
  • Sew days are the 3rd Saturday of the month. #mqgsewday


  • NJ arts annual series- August 1 more info here
  • Newark museum had a nice exhibit on textiles of Asia
  • MAM has a inspired by Matisse exhibit until July 22
  • The Vermont quilt show was June 22-24

Election Time

Congratulations to our 2018/2019 board! Yays for all!!

Margy- President
Kathy- Vice President
Caroline- Treasurer
Aubrey- Secretary
Crista and Jackie- Co-Program Coordinators


Behind the scenes the guild was working on a special quilt for our past president to thank her for all her hard work. THANK YOU Daniela!! Programs

  • Kathy’s class
  • 3rd quarter Bee block sign up HERE
  • Open sew- July 21 at the Montclair Public Library- beat the heat and have some fun!!
  • Aleeda’s screen printing field trip/workshop. Sat August 11 from 10-4 Email for more info or to sign up acquiltsy @ yahoo
  • Sashiko workshop in September- sign ups coming soon
  • Rayna is coming in October
  • Jackie will be teaching some beginner free motion quilting in November
  • And I know I always look forward to our holiday party in December
  • Challenge- make a pillow with symbolism
  • Marika is working on a field trip to Grounds for Sculpture– October 13. Details to come
  • 2nd quarter Bee blocks

Show and Tell

Jennifer-FinsJackie- class samples turned into a bagKites a FlutterMaryJane- charity quiltCristaDebby- Hot MessPam- t shirt quiltJeansDawn-AnnetteBekaSarahBaby quiltElaine- Turkey Red Antique quiltRebecca-Stephanie- Amy Friend classWhole clothAmy

Freewheeling Single Girl

 That’s all folks. We’ll see you next time.July 19 LDS Church, 209 Mountain Ave, Caldwell. 7:15 start. Be there or be square. -A