October 2018 Guild meeting

We had 53 members, and no guests joining us last month. Welcome Imana, our newest member.

Let’s get to it

The Grounds for Sculpture field trip unfortunately happened on a cold and rainy day, but it didn’t stop Margy and Marika from enjoying themselves.
Pam told us about Catherine Redford
Rayna’s class was a lot of fun
Krishma had a beautiful exhibit at the Plainsboro Library
Terri took a long arming class with Diane at Sew Jersey
Newark Museum had an interesting Kimono exhibit
Huntington County Museum- Lace Not Lace
Rhinebeck Sheep and wool fest
Montclair Art Museum- Kara Walker
Swathmore- Gees Bend

Mid Atlantic Mod is happening. To make things fair for our members we had a lottery for the spots. A lucky 10 will get early sign up.

The MQG is raising the dues, which is making us look into our finances. We will be voting on the new budget and dues at the November meeting. Renewal starts Dec 1.

Last month we had a challenge for our members. It was the embellishment challenge.

And let’s show off some of what we did in Rayna’s classes.

We asked our members for a show of hand to get an idea for having Sherri Lynn Wood visit our guild. Not sure we should move forward for next year, but we will see what the future brings

We are also asking our members for any ideas for future workshops.

For our holiday swap this year, we are changing it up from the normal Elfster swap to a blind exchange. We voted on a reusable tote bag.

Charity would like to send out what we have at the end of the year. If you have any blocks for Quilts of Valor, bring them to the November meeting!

Raffle time! Congrats, Mary!

After the break we showed off our Quiltcon charity quilt blocks. I for one, can’t wait to see it all together!

And the back…

Then it was our favorite time of the night..
Show and Tell

Sue- Points of Light

Kelly- Sashiko

Karen- CJMQG class


Pam- red and white houndstooth in honor of her mother

Julia- Sashiko sampler

Debby- 30’s repro

Penny- quilt-as-you-go baby quilt

Judy- Michael Miller hashtag challenge

Debby- sashiko bag

Karen- Hot Mess on a Treadmill



Krishma was in the paper

Terri- strip pieced butterflies

Aubrey- I will add more pics after the gifts are given, but here’s a sketch of one.
(and that face, haha)

Our next meeting is November 15 at 7:15.
Community Church of Cedar Grove
65 Bowden Rd
Bring a snack to share and something to show off

See you then!!


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! 😉


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!