Reminder: Guild meeting this week

WHEN: THURSDAY, MARCH  21, 2019 AT 7:15 PM. Doors open at 7 pm.
LOCATION: We will be at our usual meeting place at the Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd, Cedar Grove.


Important: Please sign in at the registration table, and wear your name tag.


THIS MONTH:

It’s a Spring Tea Party! Bring your teacup or mug. Or a March Hare

Quiltcon recap! Tell us what you loved, hated, learned… Short & sweet — promise!

Pick up your MQG Membership Card


REMEMBER TO BRING:

  • Refreshments:  especially if your birthday is this month
  • Name Tag: If you do not have a name tag, we can arrange a partner swap – just ask any of the NJMQG Executive Board Officers (Margy, Kathy, Aubrey, Jackie, or Crista).
  • As always, please bring anything you may have for Show and Tell! 
  • Charity quilts, blocks , or pillowcases that you’ve completed

 FREE table: Bring in the quilty items you no longer use and drop them on our FREE table at the beginning of the meeting. If your items are not taken, please take them home with you

• Member Corner: Many of our members have their own creative businesses and services to offer. A designated table is provided for members to leave their business cards, class/workshop lists, postcards, etc. This is a great way to get the word out about what you have to offer!

Library: back in business!
If you have checked a book out, please return it


• Upcoming Programs:

Saturday March 30: Member-led workshops “Rulers” and “Aprons”.
Spots are still available. Info & sign up here.

See you in Cedar Grove Thursday evening!

NOV MEETING CANCELLED

Due to inclement weather, the meeting scheduled for tonight, Thursday November 15 2018, is CANCELLED.

Voting on the 2019 budget is deferred to the December meeting.

Announcements & Updates:

Fund-raising Events

December 1-2 Margy will have a table at a holiday craft show hosted by local jewelry artist Hilary Shank-Kuhl at 106 South Fullerton Ave in Montclair.

  • 5% of all proceeds are donated to a local soup kitchen. Last year they gave close to $600 to Toni’s Kitchen, which was then matched by another local charity.
  • Net proceeds will benefit NJMQG.

We are asking members for donations of one or two items to sell

  • Such as a small quilt, table runner, tote bag, potholder, set of coasters or place-mats, or small art piece that doesn’t quite fit in your house. Items must be good quality–something you’d like to receive as a gift. They could be something you’ve already made, but haven’t found the right recipient for; or something you make while making a grocery tote for our gift exchange.
  • If you have a donation please contact Margy (president@njmqg.com) so she can arrange to get it before Dec 1.

December 13 drawing for our Cloud 9 quilt at the Holiday Party, $5 donation.

MQG QuiltCon Entries close November 30th

Time to finish and submit your QuiltCon 2019 entries!
We’re getting close! QuiltCon quilt entries close at the end of the month: November 30th.

Submissions are open until 11:59pm Central time on Thursday, November 30th. Once the clock strikes midnight, the system shuts down. Beat the deadline by finding the corresponding time in your time zone.

MidAtlantic MOD

Reminder to our ten lottery winners, IF we don’t have your money by Friday, please email Margy regarding your intention to attend the retreat. Info regarding actual sign up will be sent to you this weekend.

QuiltCon 2019 Charity Quilt

Amy and Ameri have pieced the blocks, are adding borders, and will soon be passing it to Diane for quilting. Wow!! Many thanks to everyone who participated!

Recent Happenings

November Retreat:

26 attendees had a fabulous time sewing, eating, yakking, eating, sewing, and sharing, sharing, sharing…! Looking forward to seeing all the stitching!

Many thanks to Diane Fama for all the work creating and organizing this fun getaway! …and yes, Judy did find her car keys! 😉

Quilt Festival 2018 Houston:

Betsy showed 2 quilts: “Mini Mandala” and “New Directions”.
Mel received 3rd place for her group quilt “Women’s Work“.

Kudos and congrats to you both!

Programs Updates:

  • Recap of November 3rd Free motion quilting class

Our successful free motion quilting class taught by our very own Jackie Laba. (Angela Walters better watch out!) Keep practicing and show off your new skills at the Dec meeting!

  • December Tote Bag Swap

We will be sending a sign up sheet to get an idea of the number of people who will be participating.  There will be a link to the pattern attached to the sign up sheet and on the blog. This will be going out on Saturday November 24.

Please bring your tote bag gift-wrapped to the holiday party Dec 13th. We will be doing a blind swap. You do not have to follow the pattern “exactly” – the goal is to have consistency in sizes. Feel free to embellish, quilt, or add a little something something to the tote. We have such talented members, we can’t wait to see what people make!

  • January Workshops

January 26th at Community Church-Cedar Grove
Sign up link will go out the first Saturday of December (Dec 1st at 10:00 am)

Morning Session: Melanie Tuazon teaches Walking foot class
Afternoon Session: Amy Rehbein teaches Boxy Clear Pouch by Aneela Hoey

December is Membership Renewal Month

  • 2019 dues is $60.
  • Renewals will open in December after the budget is approved. Watch your inbox for a link to the registration form.
  • Your 2019 membership will be confirmed upon receipt of payment AND completion of the online registration form.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

See you on at the Holiday Party on December 13th!

MidAtlantic MOD lottery open for members

Ten lucky NJMQG members will be chosen for reserved spots at MidAtlantic MOD


Check your email for a link to enter your name in the lottery.


Quite a few members have expressed a desire to attend MidAtlantic MOD next May, and so we have paid to once again be sponsors, ensuring 10 spots for NJMQG members. Once the early registration period is over, there will be a limited number of additional spots available to the public on a first come first served basis.

We have agreed to hold a lottery within the guild for the 10 spots allotted to us. If you would like to go, and are able to pay the full cost of registration, please check your email for the link to the signup form. On Monday November 5 we will draw 10 names and those people will be guaranteed spots at MOD.

NJMQG preregistration lottery

  • Sign-up:  October 28-November 4 (Monday to Sunday)
  • Drawing:  Monday November 5

for questions about the lottery, contact Margy: president (at) njmqg (dot) com

MidAtlantic MOD

  • When:  May 2-5, 2019
  • Where:  Doubletree by Hilton in Lancaster, PA (same hotel as the previous retreats)
  • Registration:  Sunday November 11, 7 pm.
  • Pricing:  $175 for full registration

for retreat info visit www.midatlanticmod.com