May 2019 Guild Meeting

We welcomed 41 members and 2 guests!

MEMBER NEWS

Quiltfest Lancaster May 9-11: Betsy, Krishma, Carol, and Marilyn had quilts in the show. Congratulations to all!!

ONGOING & UPCOMING

Montclair Art Museum: New Directions in Fiber Art through June 16.
:: next Free First Thursday Night is June 6

MQG

  • Check out the Modern Monthly newsletter (MQG member login required)
  • Riley Blake challenge deadline was May 31st.
  • QuiltCon Charity Quilt announced. Theme: text. Color story: greyscale. Several members signed up to work on our guild’s quilt. Stay tuned…!

NOMINATIONS FOR 2019-2020 BOARD

Meet the nominees. Election will be held at the June Meeting by show of hands. New officers take control in July.

#MEMADEMAY on Instagram

Check out all the good stuff makers made!

APRIL FOOL UGLY FAT QUARTER CHALLENGE

MYSTERY QUILT

  • Follow the hashtag #2019njmqgmysteryquilt to see in your Instagram feed.
  • First cutting instructions were sent out May 1st.
  • Ideas for staying organized: baggies, index cards & swatches affixed to color key, lettered or numbered pins, plastic boxes, wunder clips & labels with number of pieces and dimensions.
  • Next instruction: June 1st-ish

JAPAN TOUR SLIDE PRESENTATION

by Betsy (& Michelle in absentia)
WOW…what else can I say? It was a m a z i n g!

SHOW & TELL

What a talented group we are!

PLEASE NOTE
The next meeting will be held on June 20 at
the Community Church of Cedar Grove

See you there!

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!

March Member Led Workshops

Join us on March 30th for our 2nd member led workshop of 2019.

Morning Session
Betsy will be teaching a Beginning Ruler class. Want to explore quilting with rulers but are nervous about where to start? Betsy will share the basics of quilting with rulers and provide instruction on how to translate the use of rulers to different projects. We will be using the ruler to learn how to outline letters, words, or simple shapes by filling in the space around them.

Registration

Ruler Class

$32.00

Afternoon Session
Reuse – Recycle- Repurpose: In this workshop, Kathy will teach you how to repurpose a men’s dress shirt into a quick, fashionable, fun and functional apron.

Registration

Apron Class

$32.00

If you have any questions, email Crista & Jackie at programs@njmqg.com