Reminder: Guild Meeting – this Thursday

Reminder: Guild Meeting – this Thursday night

WHEN: Thursday, August 15, 2019

LOCATION: LDS Church – 209 Mountain Ave, Caldwell, NJ

Time: Doors open at 7pm, get there early to visit with friends! – meeting starts at 7:15 pm

Please sign in at the registration table

 

THIS MONTH: 

♦ We’ll talk about our last Open Sew – want to show what you made?

♦ Photo shoot with our New Wave charity quilts & tops

♦ Postcard Swap details & demo

♦ Mystery Quilt progress

 

REMEMBER:

  • Refreshments – especially if it’s your birthday month, let’s celebrate!!
  • Name Tag – we’ll arrange a swap if you don’t have one
  • Charity items – quilt blocks, tops, or pillowcases that you’ve completed
  • Items for the 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
  • Info for our Members Corner: Many members have their own creative businesses & services to offer. A designated table is provided for you to leave your business cards, class/workshop lists, postcards, etc. This is a great way to get the word out about what you have to offer!
  • Library items: books or rulers to return or check out!
  • Show & Tell items to share!

 

UPCOMING:

Mystery Quilt – Ongoing – Bring your tips or questions to the Mystery Quilt Boss Ladies

Postcard Swap – demo this meeting, sign ups, & we’ll swap with CMQG next month!

Sept 27 –  Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill Lecture: Content, Concepts & Quilt: Approaching Quilting as a Graphic Designer

Sept 28 – Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill Workshop: Double Friendship Knots: Combining Foundation Paper Piecing with needle turn applique   **sign ups will go out August 17th at 10am

 

Hope you had a great month – see you soon!…at the LDS

Reminder: Guild Meeting – NEW LOCATION & Guest speaker

Reminder: Guild Meeting – NEW LOCATION & Guest speaker

WHEN: Thursday, JULY 18th, 2019

LOCATION: Wayne Public Library – Meeting Room B; 461 Valley Rd. Wayne, NJ 07470

Time: 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm

  • Interested in joining board members and Linda for dinner before the lecture? We’ll be treating our guest, the rest of us are on our own, but we’d love your company in welcoming her…WHEN/WHERE: 5:15pm @ Taste of Tuscany, 315 Valley Rd, Wayne NJ 07470. Then we’ll head over to set up at 6:30

Lecture From Linda Seward: MODERN VS. CONTEMPORARY QUILTS

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This talk features the work of over 35 textile artists who are making exciting Contemporary and Modern art quilts. Linda will define what a Modern quilt is, and illustrate how it differs from a Contemporary quilt by comparing examples of similar styles/designs. By the end of the talk you’ll be able to differentiate between them quite easily. Photographs and detailed close-ups will explore the diversity of work being created today by both types of quilters.

Lecture Cost: Free for members and non-members


THIS MONTH: We’ll have a quick welcome before the lecture which will last about 45min with a Q&A afterwards, and then a bit of guild housekeeping before we leave.

**if you own a copy of one of Linda’s books make sure to bring them for her to sign

There will be NO show and tell this month & the lecture is open to the public since we will be at the library…see you THURSDAY!!

REMEMBER TO BRING:

  • Refreshments
  • Name Tag

UPCOMING:

August 10th – Block Printing – Sign ups OPEN

For August Meeting Thursday 8/15 – Show & Tell, send photos to programs@njmqg.com for the slide show a week beforehand if you are gifting an item that you won’t be able to show at this months meeting. **We will be back at the LDS church

September Meeting:

  • Postcard Swap w/ CMQG DUESign ups OPEN: please sign up if you are interested – we need a certain number to participate
  • Forget Me Not foundation items DUE – Kelly has asked for help in making/collecting items. Please contact her directly for info.

November 6-10: Diane’s retreat, Sign ups OPEN. Contact her directly with questions.

Hope you had a great month – see you soon!

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!