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!

Quiltcon Charity Quilt Details

More details about our Quiltcon Charity quilt:

We’re pulling together our quilt on a VERY tight deadline. Fabric will be given to members who have signed up on our online form at the meeting on November 20.

Each bag will contain a cut of 20” x 25” Michael Miller Teal, plus a chunk of Kona for the plus sign. Here is the fabric pull for the quilt, using the required palette that Daniela so expertly designed:

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Kona Pickle, Michael Miller Teal, Kona Cerise, Kona Snow, Kona Shadow

Your mission is to float one or more plus signs in Teal, with the finished block measuring 18” square.

The pluses can be straight or wonky in any size. Here is my block (I made it in just under an hour):

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Even though we’re doing blocks, the idea is to have the floating pluses in all different positions, fulfilling the alternate grid requirement. Here is Amy’s sketch of the full quilt idea:

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Amy R. will assemble the top. Your bag, should you sign up, will also contain Amy’s address. Please mail your block to her by December 1.

Diane will long-arm quilt the quilt and Stella has volunteered to bind.

We can do this, team! Please chip in if you are able, no worries if you can’t. Sign up here to get fabric tomorrow night. If you’d like to make more than one block, put your name on more than one line. We need 20 blocks to make a twin size quilt!

Thank you to everyone for chipping in. There was a time when we thought we wouldn’t be able to pull it off, but it looks like we’ll be able to. Have I ever told you how I believe that quilters are some of the best people around?

June Mug Rug Swap

Mug Rug Pinterest

It was announced during the May meeting that we’ll be hosting a Mug Rug swap at the June meeting.

What’s a mug rug you ask? It’s a mini quilt that’s typically used as a coaster.

For our swap, we’ll be making mug rugs approximately 5″ x 5″ and in shades of the Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid.

If you’d like to participate, create one mug rug approx.  5″ x 5″ made with a top, batting, backing, and binding. We have created a Mug Rug Inspiration board on the NJMQG Pinterest page to help you get the creativity flowing…go check it out!

Bring your Mug Rug to the June meeting – anyone who makes a Mug Rug will receive one.

Any questions? Leave a comment and we’ll respond!