QuiltCon Charity Quilting Bee this Sunday, January 8, 2017

We could use some help getting our QuiltCon charity quilt put together to be ready for machine quilting by our next meeting on Jan 19.

Margy S. and Sarah F. have agreed to coordinate the effort.

There’s a little bit of paper piecing to be done; putting the blocks and rows together; and then designing and adding borders.

If 5 to 10 members can work on it for two to three hours we should be able to accomplish this.

The plan is to meet at Margy S.’s house Sunday, January 8, from 2 – 5pm.

She lives in Clifton, quite near rtes. 3 and 46, and the Parkway. Come join us, we’ll have fun!

Bring your sewing machine if it’s easily portable, and your basic sewing kit.

We’ll bring the finished top to the next meeting for all to see. Hopefully the collective  creative mind will come up with a name for the quilt, so that someone can make a label.

Jackie L. has agreed to do the machine quilting, and after that we’ll need one more volunteer to bind it.

If you’d like to help but are unable to do so this Sunday, please let us know if the following Sunday or Monday (a holiday) work better for you.

Please contact Margy if you want to join our quilting bee. Click here or on the Members Only tab at the top of the page for her email address.

Holiday Potluck Party this Thursday + Reminders!

Our December Meeting is a HOLIDAY POTLUCK PARTY!

TIME: Doors open at 6:30, starts at 7:15pm

WHEN: This Thursday, December 15, 2016

WHAT TO BRING:

  • An Appetizer, Dessert or Drinks. Please use the link here to sign up.
  • Your Elfster swap gift
  • Show and Tell (we respectfully ask that you limit your show and tell items to two items for this meeting)
  • Membership payment for 2017 if you have not already submitted
  • QuiltCon Charity Quilt blocks if you worked on them
  • Quilt of Valor Block if you worked on one
  • Your name tag- If you don’t have a name tag, we can arrange a partner swap
  • Also, Betsy V. will be selling tickets for the Empire Quilters raffle quilt

WHERE: LDS Church, 209 Mountain Ave, Caldwell, New Jersey
***please note location for this meeting***


Quilt Fest 2017: Submission Deadline Extended!

Submit your Quilts! The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, January 4th.

  • We will be a part of a special exhibit at Quilt Fest in March 2017: Modern Quilts- North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild
  • Quilt Fest is March 2-5, 2017
  • Click here to submit by January 4, 2017
  • Each quilt should have a 4″ sleeve sewn on top for easy hanging.
  • If you have a quilt top only to submit now, please consider submitting.
    The quilt should be complete and ready to hang for the show.


BUDGET for 2017:

  • We will be voting on the NJMQG budget for 2017 at this meeting. To view the budget, go to the Members Only section of the blog and click “Tentative Budget Proposal for 2017.” If you need the password, please email njmqginfo at gmail dot com.


Membership Renewal for 2017/ New Members:

  • We are always accepting new members!
  • Please click here to renew membership or to become a member. NJMQG Membership shall be recognized upon payment of dues and completion of the 2017 Membership Application Form.
  • Bring cash or check to the meeting or pay by January 1, 2017.


2017 Bee Block Swap:

Back by popular demand is the Bee Block Swap! Starting in January 2017, this swap program will take place three times. Click here for details. Click here to sign up. Deadline to register is December 31, 2016.


See you on Thursday!

November 2016 Updates and Happenings

:: QuiltCon Charity Quilt 2017 ::
Thank you to all of the guild members who were able to attend the October Open Sew where we worked on the QuiltCon Charity Quilt blocks! A huge thank you to those who took many blocks home to work on as well.

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*More volunteers are needed to sew up the remainder of the blocks. The blocks are foundation paper-pieced. The paper should remain intact after sewing them up. There are 15 bags with patterns and fabric at Rock Paper Scissors available to be picked up. Please email njmqginfo at gmail dot com if you are able to pick up a bag and return it completed for the November meeting next week or shortly thereafter. When you pick up, write your name and email and how many bags you have taken on the sheet provided.


:: Budget for 2017 ::
Our Tentative Budget Proposal for 2017 is available for review on the blog under the password protected Members Only tab. We will vote on the cost of Membership Dues for 2017 and will vote on it at the November meeting. The board is proposing to keep the dues at $50 for 2017. We will review the budget at the November meeting and will vote on it at the December meeting. Please email njmqginfo at gmail dot com if you need the password.


:: Mid Atlantic MOD, a modern quilting retreat Early Registration ::
The NJMQG is a sponsor of this retreat which means we are guaranteed 10 spots at a discounted rate. Please read all about this fantastic event in Lancaster, PA by clicking here.
Early registration opens this Sunday, November 13th at 6pm. If you would like to attend, and are a current NJMQG member, please email Stella S. for the access code and the link to register: stellasingleton at gmail dot com.


:: NJMQG Membership & Membership Renewal for 2017 coming soon! Details to follow.


:: December Holiday Party ::
Sign ups to bring in food for the December Holiday Party will open soon.