OPEN SEW – this Saturday Sept 25

Hello friends – We’ve got a MEET-UP / OPEN SEW planned for this Saturday Sept 25th.

Headed by Sarah Fader and our Charity team.

Sarah presented our new quilt drive initiative at our recent guild meeting -New Jersey is receiving about 10,000 Afghan evacuees who will be sheltered at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for an undetermined amount of time.
As we will soon be welcoming Afghan refugee families to our area, we will be collecting quilts specifically for this purpose. 

Anyone can participate in whatever way they are able to.

We will be collecting already finished quilts, and blankets at this time and can supply batting and backing if you have a finished top ready to donate. 

We will keep you posted about where/when we will be collecting finished items in the future.

Project Linus is collecting baby sized quilts, so we will focus on larger pieces – from lap/throw size quilts and up.

The pattern = it is up to you on how simple or complex you’d like to make it. There is no theme or restrictions. Only that it can be washed, used, and loved.

If you would like to attach a welcome note – please do.

Our Open Sew details:

Saturday 25th  – that’s THIS Saturday10am-4pm

Community Church of Cedar Grove (or usual guild meeting spot)

65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

To ensure everyone’s safety​, we will observe social distancing and wear face masks inside the building.


T​he guilds charity fabric stash will be there to go through and is available for use. We will have yardage available for backing and batting​.You can cut & sew there or take fabric home with you.

Want to hang out, visit and make kits?! Great! We need help with that too.

Drop in for a bit or stay all day!

Stuff to bring:

Your sewing machine & extension cord, power strip etc.

Rotary cutter, mat, ruler

existing quilt bits to sew & donate​

Lunch – there is a fridge & microwave there


Your ZIPPER POUCHES to turn in to Sam!!​


Thanks & SEE YOU SOON!!!!​

xoxo – NJMQG​

September meeting – we’ll be Zooming!

Hello guild friends –
As discussed at our August guild meeting, we will be postponing the in person part of our September meeting. The September meeting will remain ALL virtual – over ZOOM.

We will be planning an in-person event that is not dependent on a meeting so that those members who are interested can do so. We will be in touch about where we land.

All this to say that we will see you for our September meeting over ZOOM!….which will still include PRIZES!!!!

Thanks

Rachel

August Guild Meeting – it’s this Thursday!

Let’s hang out on Thursday, our guild meeting night!

Our Zoom guild meeting is 8/19/21 & the meeting is wherever YOU are – we’re doing it ZOOM style.

We’ll open it up at our usual 7pm for a quick visit & we’ll start at 7:15.

Our email with the ZOOM call in invite will come soon. 

**This month – we’ll have a mini-demo/lesson about leader & ender projects!

REMINDER: at this meeting members will be presenting their ideas for our group quilt entry into the QuiltCon Community Quilt Challenge. The theme is ANGLES in the chosen color pallet – info is on the QuiltCon website. ***You must send photos to show at this meeting as we will be selecting from the options seen on Thursday night. Please send your idea in even if you can’t make the meeting. There will not be an opportunity to present after this as we will be voting before our September meeting so we can start planning. Send your photos to Programs@njmqg.com before the Thursday meeting. We’re excited to see what you’ve been angling at 😉

Please send your show & tell photos to Programs@njmqg.com, with “AUGUST” in the subject line…Send us pics:

  • Tie Dye Workshop – projects and group action shots
  • your projects for Show & Tell
  • in progress BOM (Block of the Month) blocks 
  • Zipper pouches for donation

*Our Zipper Pouch collection will happen in September and a prize goes to the member who has made the most

If you would like to be a guest at our meeting this month, please email us info@njmqg.com for the Zoom information.

Thanks so much & see you Thursday night!

-Rachel