MARCH 2021 Guild Meeting – THIS THURSDAY!!

Guest Lecture with David Owen Hastings!

Let’s hang out this Thursday for our guild meeting, enjoy a guest lecture and catch up.

Our Zoom guild meeting is 3/18/21 & the meeting is wherever YOU are.

We’ll open it up at our usual 7pm for a quick visit & we’ll start at 7:15.

We have David Own Hastings joining us to talk about Minimal Design, Maximum Impact. 

ABOUT DAVID

I’m a quilter, graphic designer, print and textile artist, and a former President of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild. I create contemporary art and modern minimal quilt and textile designs. My creative approach to modern quilting has led to a busy schedule of workshops and lectures on quilting, branding for artists, art and textile techniques.

The modern quilting movement is evolving and changing, but one thing remains consistent: simple, spare design combined with thoughtful quilting make an outstanding combination.

David will give us an overview of his process for coming up with simple graphic quilt designs, starting with stitched paper models (called maquettes). He’ll show examples of how to translate an architectural photo into a quilt design. The techniques he’lI present are also great for making unique modern quilt block designs as well as tips on how to break free of stitch in the ditch walking foot quilting. 

The guild with the ZOOM call in details will come soon. 

If you haven’t already – please send your show & tell photos to Programs@njmqg.com, with “ March Show & Tell” in the subject line…Send us pics of your QuiltCon projects, in progress BOM (Block of the Month) blocks and anything else you are working on.

If you are participating in the Mini Mod Swap – don’t forget to make your donation . Please contact us if you are having any PayPal issues.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

If you would like to be a guest at our meeting this month, please email us for the Zoom information.

Fun, fun fun!!!

Thanks so much & SEE you Thursday night!

-Rachel

October 2020 Guild Meeting & Guest Presenter – this Thursday 10/15

Upcoming Zoom Guild Meeting…

Where: your couch, desk, sewing area  – wherever you like!

When: hard start @ 7:15 – we’ve got a guest! Sara Trail of the Social Justice Sewing Academy will be joining us to speak about Quilting an Intergenerational Community: Youth, Fabric & Activism

We’d love to see your faces at our meeting this Thursday – we’ll open it up at our usual time at 7pm to get set up, and we’ll start promptly at 7:15

Our guest this month: Sara Trail founder and Executive Director of the Social Justice Sewing Academy.

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The Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) is a youth education program founded in 2017; it aims to bridge artistic expression using textile media with activism to advocate for social justice. Through a series of hands-on workshops in schools, prisons and community centers across the country, SJSA empowers youth to use textile art as a vehicle for personal transformation and community cohesion and become agents of social change. Many of the young people make art that explores issues such as gender discrimination, mass incarceration, gun violence and gentrification. The powerful imagery they create in cloth tells their stories. These quilt blocks have been displayed in museums, galleries and quilt shows across the country. This visual dialogue bridges differences in race, age and socioeconomics and sparks conversations and action in households across the country.

Join Sara Trail in this inspiring talk as she shares how youth use quilting as a platform of personal expression through the Social Justice Sewing Academy.

Meeting details – We’ll start our meeting by quickly saying hello then jumping in to hearing from Sara, then after our Q&A we’ll have our guild updates and have our UFO & Show & Tell shares.

Check your inbox for an upcoming email with Zoom call-in details. Please do not pass on the Zoom info directly to friends as we are asking for PayPal donations – info is below…

*If you are a guest (non-NJMQG member) and would like to join us – please do! – we have a $5 fee this month, with these donations going to the SJS Academy. 

Use the PayPal button below and the Zoom details will be emailed to you after payment is received. Please contact treasurer(at)njmqg.com if you have any issues. 

*there is a $2 PayPal charge added to the $5 guest fee

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Sara Trail – SJSA: Youth, Fabric & Activism

Your donation as a guest of the NJMQG for this talk will be donated to the SJSA……Guest fee $5 *there is a $2 PayPal charge automatically added to the $5 guest payment

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Helpful ZOOM reminders – While we have our guest, please be mindful and mute your microphone. Check your video & audio settings before we start and don’t hesitate to ask if you need some guidance about where your settings are. Since we plan on a Q&A time, familiarize yourself with the ZOOM buttons: there is a chat button that looks like a speech bubble. Feel free to use this to ask questions during her talk.

UFO, Show & Tell photos – To better facilitate the meeting; please send our Programs team – Samantha, Jeanine & Sue (programs(at)njmqg.com) any photos BY WEDNESDAY to add into our usual meeting slide show – specify the MONTH and if your item is for the UFO section or Show & Tell etc.

We are looking forward to seeing you. 

Here are a few Zoom reminders if you have not joined us this way before. Please help us give you the best meeting we can…

-Check your microphone & speaker settings before the meeting. Call us beforehand if you need help at all.

-Turn off your t.v. in the background so it doesn’t compete with your microphone

Thanks so much & SEE you Thursday!!

-Rachel

August 2020 Guild Meeting & Guest presenter – this Thursday!!

Here’s your reminder

Where: your couch, desk, sewing area, backyard – wherever you like that is socially distance appropriate!

When: hard start @ 7:15 – we’ve got a guest! Clara Nartey will be joining us to share how to get out of a creative slump.

Hello members, how are you? How have you been?

We’ve got our Zoom guild meeting – and we’d love to see your smiling faces!

This coming Thursday – we’ll open it up at our usual time at 7pm to get set up, and we’ll start at 7:15

Our guest this month: Clara Nartey – artist, quilt designer, author, and creativity mentor, she’ll be joining us for our meeting and talking with us about getting out of a creative slump.

Check your inbox for an upcoming email with Zoom call-in details.

*If you are a guest (non-NJMQG member) and would like to join us – please do! – we have a $5 fee this month, use the PayPal button and the Zoom details will be emailed to you after payment is received. Please contact treasurer(at)njmqg.com if you have any issues.

Guest attendance fee for lecture

*there is a $2 PayPal charge added to the $5 guest fee

$7.00

While we have our guest, please be mindful and mute your microphone. Check your video & audio settings before we start and don’t hesitate to ask if you need some guidance about where your settings are. Since we plan on a Q&A time, familiarize yourself with the ZOOM buttons: there is a chat button that looks like a speech bubble. Feel free to use this to ask questions during her talk.

We’ll start our meeting by quickly talking about some guild business then after our Q&A with Clara we’ll continue our meeting with programs updates and have our UFO & Show & Tell shares.

To better facilitate, please send our Programs team – Samantha, Jeanine & Sue (programs(at)njmqg.com) any photos BY WEDNESDAY to add into our usual meeting slide show – specify if your item is for the UFO section or Show & Tell. A simple email with description will work.

We are looking forward to seeing you. 

Here are a few Zoom reminders if you have not joined us this way before. Please help us give you the best meeting we can…

-Check your microphone & speaker settings before the meeting. Call us beforehand if you need help.

-Turn off your t.v. in the background so it doesn’t compete with your microphone

-Plug in your device

-Using a headset or headphones may be helpful

Thanks so much & SEE you Thursday!!

-Rachel