May 2020 Guild Meeting – this week!

Reminder – This THURSDAY May 21st

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!

Hey members!!!! How are you? I hope you are feeling well and staying healthy and occupied. We’d love to see your faces – How about joining us for a ZOOM conference call guild meeting this week?

Check your inbox for an upcoming email with Zoom call in details…if you are a guest and would like to join us please email programs@njmqg.com

Sooo it’s 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. 

We’ve got a guest lecture by Berene Campbell of Happy Sew Lucky, so please be mindful and mute your microphone. Please 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. We’ll use this to write/type questions, and Crista will ask them to our guest so we aren’t overwhelmed with people talking.

Before that we’ll quickly talk about some stuff – a little business, then a little party, some Q&A and then our UFO & Show & Tell shares.

To better facilitate; please send Crista any photos BY WEDNESDAY to add into our 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

April 2020 Virtual Guild Meeting – this week!

Reminder – This THURSDAY April 16th

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

When: 7pm open, start meeting @ 7:15

Hey members!!!! How are you? I hope you are feeling well and staying healthy and occupied. We’d love to see your smiling (and even not smiling) faces – How about joining us for a ZOOM conference call/guild meeting this week?

Check your inbox for an upcoming email with Zoom call in details…if you are a guest and would like more information please email programs@njmqg.com

Sooo it’s this coming Thursday – we’ll open it up at our usual time 7pm to get set up and we’ll start at 7:15. This way you can get settled with your snacks, check your video & audio settings and then we’ll talk about some stuff – a little business, a little party. You know…

To better facilitate; please send Crista any photos to add into the meeting slide show. It is very difficult to see a real time display since our cameras and screens vary. A simple email with description will work.

Such as items for:

– your UFO’s you’ve possibly been working on, would like to show us & be entered into this month’s raffle!!! I know I am ready to win some stuff!

-Show & Tell

We sure are looking forward to seeing you. 

Here are a few reminders since we are not all used to conference calls. 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.

-MUTE your microphone when not actively speaking. There will be a “button” at the bottom of the screen.

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

-Be aware of your surroundings and behaviors (we can see you)

-Plug in your device

-Using a headset or headphones may be helpful

Thanks so much & see you Thursday!!

-Rachel

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