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

May 2018 Meeting Recap

Hello everyone!

Here’s the recap of the May meeting.
(Sorry I didn’t get it up sooner and if any info is outdated)

Welcome to Katie and Pam.

If you are interested in being at part of the members only Facebook page, just send a request and it needs to be approved.


  • Quiltfest was a success. Thanks to everyone who helped. And everyone should have their quilts back?
  • Unfortunately we are losing another LSS. Quiltspot will be closing. Open through June.
  • Newark Museum has a fabulous fashion and tech makerspace
  • Chawne Kimber class samples. Look at those tiny pieces!

Things to do

  • Open sew Saturday May 19 10-4 perfect for the rainy day
  • Garden State quilter show May 19-20 in Parsippany
  • Pennington Day quilt show May 19
  • Schweinfurth Art Center in Syracuse-Quilting by the Lake summer program
  • Warwick Show cancelled because change of date of Applefest
  • Chilean fiber artist Cecilia Vicuna show- La India Contaminada                                May 19-July 6      536 W22nd St NY, NYf
  • Nubian Heritage Quilt Guild exhibit June 9, 10, 16 & 17                                            Crane House, Montclair Historical Society


  • As always check out the classes, webinars and articles. If you do not receive the newsletter let Margy know
  • Two members part of task forces- Aleeda on Inclusion and Diversity and Sarah on Guild programming and leadership. Maybe an update next month

Board election

  • Will be held at the June General meeting. Read nominees’ bios here.


  • Recap of calendar
  • Round Robin


  • Kathy’s upcoming T-shirt Quilt class: June 16th.
    Members, click here to sign up. Non-members, click here.


  • 2nd quarter bee blocks due at June meeting
  • 3rd quarter open at end of June

Fundraising efforts still looking into.

Show and Tell

Laura- Fanciful Forest

Laura- Owls

Jennife- Reverse Applique

Jennifer- Angela Walters free motion quilting

Jennifer- And bag!

Daniela- Juxtaposition

Ellen- I spy

Ellen- Secret Circles


Betsy- wowing us as always

Oh, I figured I’d try a smaller version



As always, Thanks for reading and see you at the next meeting!