May 2023 Guild Meeting

Hello Folx! We had a nice meeting for May. We had 43 people join us and got to do some show and tell again, yay!

As always we start with our business stuff. We postponed our treasurer’s report until next month, so Annette can give us the overview. Another Mid Atlantic Mod was successful and from what everyone says, sounds like everyone should try to enter that lottery!

We have our board election next month and Kathy gave us the overview of the candidates. Our treasurer position will be starting the 2nd year of term, so is not up for reelection.

Some announcements…

Check out the Bisa Butler show at the Jeffrey Dietch Gallery at 18 Wooster St, NYC. Until June 30. Her work is so unbelievably gorgeous! (I saw her show in Chicago and it made me cry) Check out more here

Show and Tell!

Made a Mid Mod for friend’s grandchild
Started in 2018 finished during covid- Kaffe stripes- Made for self!!
Scraps from quilt made for husband. Finishing up things started- pillowcases
Gifted to niece for wedding
Whole cloth quilt for twin
Whole cloth quilt for twin 2
Everbloom For Friend’s babies Low and behold
Experimenting with complex piecing
Class with Melanie- improv curved piecing Eye of the Tiger
Jame and Freebird
Bee blocks
Madison Montessori group project and fundraiser-combined felting and quilting

Next month’s meeting will be IN PERSON at our usual location. 10-4 Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd, Cedar Grove. We will have our meeting and then you can stay for the open sew! There is a fridge and a microwave if you bring lunch and plenty of places to order or run out to if you want to order. Of course we always appreciate when people bring snacks/drinks to share. If you are staying for the open sew, don’t forget to bring all the tools you need, including things like your power cords, glasses and extension cords!!

Hope you all stay well and keep getting crafty! Can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on!


MAY guild meeting – Thursday Zoom!

May Meeting – Thursday 5/18/23!

Our Guild Zoom meeting is this Thursday & we want to see what you’ve been working on!

Spring has sprung & the pollen is out – have you finished any fun makes you can share with us?

Our Zoom will open at 7pm and begin at 7:15 as usual.

We have guild info and business to share and a big ol’ show & tell – so send those pics to

See you soon!


Thursday Zoom – April Meeting 4/20/23!

Our Guild Zoom meeting is this Thursday & we’ve got a guest speaker!!

When/ Where: This Thursday – via Zoom, link to come via email

We’ll start a bit early so we can hand over our meeting to our guest: 

Lisa Shepard Stewart!

Zoom opens at 7pm – we’ll go through some quick business updates at the top so Lisa can begin as soon as possible

There will not be a show & tell this month – please hold your photos.

We’re looking forward to seeing you and sharing time with our exciting guest!

Lisa Shepard Stewart is a writer and designer based in New Jersey.  In her books, African Accents: Fabrics and Crafts to Decorate Your Home and Global Expressions: Decorating with Fabrics from Around the World, Lisa encourages others to express themselves creatively through culturally relevant techniques and materials.

Her third book, African Accents On The Go! Designing Accessories with Cultural Style was published in 2007, and in 2011 began publishing FABRIGASM magazine, for Lovers of African Textiles.

Lisa offers classes and events internationally, and travels to Ghana to source artists, fabrics and materials. She also organizes and hosts SewJourns to Ghana, Colorado, New Mexico and other fun destinations.

Lisa has written for various web sites, and trade and consumer publications. and has demonstrated several projects & techniques on HGTV, and DIY, along with Discovery Channel and sewing & quilting programs on PBS. For four years (2001 to 2004), she was the craft columnist for the Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s largest newspaper, serving a readership of over 450,000 at the time.

She opened CE’s first studio location in downtown Rahway, NJ in 2017. The space combines retail and event space for classes and private parties. 

See you later this week!