NJMQG March Events Canceled

Hello fellow guild members and friends,

Under CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Board has decided to cancel our 2 March events: the regular meeting on Thursday March 19, and Janet Van Treuren’s  bag-making workshop on Saturday March 28. Full refunds will be issued to all those who signed up for the workshop.

The medical community recommends minimizing social contact, which means limiting all social engagements including intimate gatherings among friends. While no one seems to know how bad the pandemic will be or how long it will last, everyone seems to agree that it will get worse before it gets better. We hope that warmer weather will work in our favor. 

Meanwhile, as we individually practice “social distancing”, we want no one to feel isolated, so the Board is working to find safe ways to stay in contact and share our guild spirit. 

On Thursday March 19th, instead of meeting in person, we’re gonna s-t-r-e-t-c-h those technical skills and host a live online meeting from 7:15 to about 9.

Crista is spearheading this and will send detailed information about joining the meeting using your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Please send pictures of your UFO project and any items you planned on bringing to Show and Tell to programs@njmqg.com. Block Lotto is postponed until next month – so you have extra time!!

We urge all members to take appropriate precautions to stay safe and healthy.

For more information, here’s a link to information from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html

Your Executive Board,

Rachel, Kathy, Lenny, Jenn, Crista & Janet

QuiltCon Refugee Mardi Gras Open Sew this weekend!

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

WHEN: TOMORROW! Saturday February 22nd from 10 am to 4 pm

WHERE: the Community Church of Cedar Grove 65 Bowden Rd, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

Why should QuiltCon2020 attendees have all the fun?
Join us for a lightly Mardi Gras-themed Sew Day!

Wear green, yellow, or purple if you can. Or beads. Or a crown. Anything goes. We’ll have a give-away because what’s a get-together without a give-away?! And rumor has it there might be King Cake…

  • Bring a UFO or pick a Charity project to work on from our stash of well uh, charity projects.
  • Lunch-wise you’re on your own…bring something or order in.
  • Sarah F. will be on hand with her 25,000 Stitches project and would love your contribution to it!
  • The Notan materials from Thursday’s meeting will be there if you’d like to continue your exploration of dark-light. Bring your own paper scissors.
  • Or just come and hang out!

See you there!

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!