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.

Happenings

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.

MQG

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

Committees

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

Programs

  • 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

Betsy

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! 😉

-A

Rayna Gillman Workshops!

The NJMQG is thrilled to host Rayna Gillman for two days of improv workshops on Friday October 5th and Saturday October 6th.

NJMQG members sign up here (password required).

Rayna, a founding member of the North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild, describes her workshops as bring process-oriented, taking a playful, relaxed, “what if?” approach. Participants are encouraged to use their intuition, to experiment, and to enjoy the results of “happy accidents.” Read class descriptions here and check out Rayna’s website here.

Friday Workshop Sign up

Friday October 5th, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Caldwell United Methodist Church: 8 Academy Rd., Caldwell NJ, 07006

Rayna Gillman Friday Workshop for – Non Members

Improvising with Rectangles (price includes $2 PayPal fee)

$80.00

 

Saturday Workshop Sign up

Saturday October 6th, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Community Church – Cedar Grove: 65 Bowden Rd., Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

Rayna Gillman Saturday Workshop – Non Member

No Strings Attached – “Go Fly a Kite” (price includes $2 PayPal fee)

$80.00

Please email Crista or Jackie at programs@njmqg.com with any questions.

2018 3rd Quarter Bee Hive Sign-ups!

The ever-popular Bee Hive Block Exchange is back for 2018! Each hive is limited to 6 people. If more than 6 sign up, we will create either a mega-hive or a separate hive depending on the numbers.
There will be three hive choices:
Star Hive – The popular classic!
21st Century Log Cabin – Modern take on a classic!
Improv – Anything goes but make it improv!
Blocks should be 12.5 inches per side, sewn with a neutral thread, using quality, 100% cotton quilting weight fabric, with pressed seams.
Follow this link to sign up  for the 3rd QUARTER HIVE ONLY.
You’ll be asked to indicate your first and second choice hives, add your colors, any comments and you’re done!
3rd Quarter signups are open July 14th through July 21st. Assignments will be emailed on July 22nd, and blocks are due at the September 20th meeting.