July 2017 meeting update

Reminder: Meeting this Thursday, July 20, starting at 7:15. In addition to our regular agenda, The Quilt Spot will be there selling lots of fun pre-cuts , quilt kits and other goodies! They will accept cash and credit cards.

Also, if you signed up for the one hour basket swap with the Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild, we’ll be handing out baskets. I’ve seen them, and they are fun and generous. Really nice. Hope to see you then!

Our meeting is this Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7:15 pm at the Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009. Parking is located in the large lot in the back – use the side entrance to come in. Feel free to arrive about 15 minutes early.  Important: Check in at the registration table to sign in.

This will be the first meeting for the new Board.  We’ve been going  through a lot of information, and are gaining an even greater appreciation for the amount of work done by the previous Board.  We’ll be reaching out to the entire Guild over the next couple of months for input  regarding committees, teachers, bees, and other aspects of our Guild life.

We hope you’ll start thinking about speakers/teachers you’d like to see, so that we can start reaching out to people for next year.


• FREE table: Bring in the quilty items you no longer use and drop them on our FREE table at the beginning of the meeting. If your items are not taken, please bring them home with you.


• Member Corner: Many of our members have their own creative businesses and services to offer. A designated table is provided for members to leave their business cards, class/workshop lists, postcards, etc. This is a great way to get the word out about what you have to offer!


• Library: Have you borrowed a book from the NJMQG library?  Please note that we have many new books donated by Beth.  We’ve updated the list on the blog.  Books can be checked out for one month. Please see Margy S. If you borrowed a book at the last meeting, remember to return it at this meeting.

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Swaps:  One hour baskets are due, for the people who signed up

Bee Blocks for Quarter 3 are due, and sign ups will be open for the Quarter 3

• Member-Led Workshops are open for registration. Click the links below to read about them and to register!
August: Indigo/Shibori Dying & Cyanotype/Photogram Workshop with Sarah Scott
September: Noodlehead Market Bag Workshop with Michelle Reiter
October: 
Trill Workshop with Melanie Tuazon
November: 
Nuno Felted Scarf Workshop with Josie Dakers

 

• Refreshments for this meeting: Consider bringing a light refreshment to share, especially if your birthday is in July


• Remember to bring your name tag. If you do not have a name tag, we can arrange a partner swap- ask any of the NJMQG Executive Board Officers  . As always, please bring anything you may have for Show and Tell.

See you on Thursday!

Margy Schilling

 

June 2017 Meeting Recap!

hey friends! Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far! Few announcements below!

• Welcome to the new board!!! Sarah Fader as Programs, Aubrey Cece as Secretary, Lori Beitler as Treasurer, Kathy Morganroth as Vice President, and Margy Shilling as President!!!

• Our Not a raffle raffle was amazing!!!! All the prize money will be going to Interfaith Hospitality Network which was I believe was $800! That’s amazing!! & look who won our birth year quilt! Yay Anne!

 


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• Melanie will be teaching at QuiltCon in Pasadena! Click the link for more info!


•Urban Sewciety will be giving 15% off to all members of the quilt guild.


•Kelly Chladil has a sign up sheet for those who would like to participate in making a basket or items to put into baskets for the Rainbow baby fundraiser.  She will be collecting these items from now- September. You can make these items or buy them. Please see her/email her for more details.


•  Sign up with Aleeda for the Craft Yard Sale July 22 (or the 29th as a raindate?).


Member-Led Workshops are open for registration. Click the links below to read about them and to register! *(PDF of NJMQG Programs here for June ! & we will have a handout at the meeting)*
July: Paper Piecing Workshop with Betsy Vinegrad
July: Embracing Negative Space Workshop with Daniela Di Iorio
August: Indigo/Shibori Dying & Cyanotype/Photogram Workshop with Sarah Scott
September: Noodlehead Market Bag Workshop with Michelle Reiter
October: 
Trill Workshop with Melanie Tuazon
November: 
Nuno Felted Scarf Workshop with Josie Dakers


 

Bee Blocks!

 

 

Khrisma’s Trunk Show!

 

Older Swap Redo’s, Name tag swapping, & Show & Tell!

 

 

 

It has been such a pleasure being the secretary for you guys!! ❤ I now will pass the baton to Aubrey! 🙂 

See you at the next meeting!

-Kourtney

Reminder: June 2017 Meeting this Thursday!

• Our June meeting is this Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 7:15 pm at the Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009. Parking is located in the large lot in the back – use the side entrance to come in. Feel free to arrive about 15 minutes early.  Important: Check in at the registration table to sign in.


FREE table: Bring in the quilty items you no longer use and drop them on our FREE table at the beginning of the meeting. If your items are not taken, please bring them home with you.


Member Corner: Many of our members have their own creative businesses and services to offer. A designated table is provided for members to leave their business cards, class/workshop lists, postcards, etc. This is a great way to get the word out about what you have to offer!


Library: Have you borrowed a book from the NJMQG library? Books can be checked out for one month. Please see Margy S. If you borrowed a book at the last meeting, remember to return it at this meeting.


Board Elections will be held at this meeting. NJMQG Board Nominees have been posted to the Members Only page. Nominations may also be made from the floor with the consent of the nominee on the day of the election. Forgot or need the password to the Members Only page? Contact us at njmqginfo at gmail dot com.


The Not a Raffle Raffle: To raise money for charity, we are holding The Not a Raffle Raffle at this meeting for NJMQG members!

Cost: 10 tickets for $5. Cash or check only, please.

Prizes: Prize list


One Hour Basket Swap: Baskets are due at this meeting for the swap with the CJMQG.


Timna Tarr is coming to visit NJMQG June 16 & 17 for a Lecture and a Workshop! (workshop is sold out)

THE LECTURE
Join us for a lecture with award winning quilter, Timna Tarr where she will be discussing her process as well as color theory.

Date: Friday, June 16, 2017
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: Community Church of Cedar Grove – 65 Bowden Rd. Cedar Grove, NJ
Cost: NJMQG members, free // all others $5
RSVP: Click this link to RSVP for the lecture

Hospitality for this weekend’s Timna Tarr Lecture and Workshop: There will be a sign up sheet at this meeting to bring in snacks, goodies and drinks for the Friday lecture, the Saturday workshop, or both! Please see Sarah F. with any questions.


Member Trunk Show continues: Krishma Patel is the next featured NJMQG Member in our Member Trunk Show Series for 2017!


Member-Led Workshops are open for registration. Click the links below to read about them and to register!
July: Paper Piecing Workshop with Betsy Vinegrad
July: Embracing Negative Space Workshop with Daniela Di Iorio
August: Indigo/Shibori Dying & Cyanotype/Photogram Workshop with Sarah Scott
September: Noodlehead Market Bag Workshop with Michelle Reiter
October: 
Trill Workshop with Melanie Tuazon
November: 
Nuno Felted Scarf Workshop with Josie Dakers


Refreshments for this meeting: Consider bringing a light refreshment to share.


• Remember to bring your name tag. If you do not have a name tag, we can arrange a partner swap- ask any of the NJMQG Executive Board Officers (Daniela, Amy, Annette, Kourtney, or Stella). As always, please bring anything you may have for Show and Tell (we respectfully ask that you limit your show and tell items to one item for this meeting).



See you on Thursday!

May 2017 Meeting Recap!

hey all!

First off, we did a member tally and drum roll…. 89 members! WHATTTTTT!!! that’s pretty amazing.

NJMQG Board Nominees have been posted to the Members Only page. Elections will be held at our meeting on Thursday, June 15th. Forgot or need the password to the Members Only page? Contact us at njmqginfo at gmail dot com.


• Our Volunteer Form has been updated. Click here! You know you want to! 🙂


Member-Led Workshops are open for registration. Click the links below to read about them and to register! *(PDF of NJMQG Programs here for June ! & we will have a handout at the meeting)*
July: Paper Piecing Workshop with Betsy Vinegrad
July: Embracing Negative Space Workshop with Daniela Di Iorio
August: Indigo/Shibori Dying & Cyanotype/Photogram Workshop with Sarah Scott
September: Noodlehead Market Bag Workshop with Michelle Reiter
October: 
Trill Workshop with Melanie Tuazon
November: 
Nuno Felted Scarf Workshop with Josie Dakers


• Did you sign up for the One Hour Basket Swap with the Central Jersey MQG? Be sure to bring it to our June meeting.

Timna Tarr is coming to visit NJMQG June 16 & 17 for a Lecture and a Workshop! (workshop is sold out)

THE LECTURE
Join us for a lecture with award winning quilter, Timna Tarr where she will be discussing her process as well as color theory.

Date: June 16, 2017
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: Community Church of Cedar Grove – 65 Bowden Rd. Cedar Grove, NJ
Cost: NJMQG members, free // all others $5
RSVP: Click this link to RSVP for the lecture


Look at all the pouches that were made!! ❤

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Bee Blocks!

 

Josie’s Trunk Show!!! 

 

Show & Tell!

 

-See you on June 15th!! 

June Happenings and NJMQG Board Elections

Happy June, everyone!


Timna Tarr is coming to visit NJMQG June 16 & 17 for a Lecture and a Workshop! (workshop is sold out)

THE LECTURE
Join us for a lecture with award winning quilter, Timna Tarr where she will be discussing her process as well as color theory.

Date: June 16, 2017
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: Community Church of Cedar Grove – 65 Bowden Rd. Cedar Grove, NJ
Cost: NJMQG members, free // all others $5
RSVP: Click this link to RSVP for the lecture


NJMQG Board Nominees have been posted to the Members Only page. Elections will be held at our meeting on Thursday, June 15th. Forgot or need the password to the Members Only page? Contact us at njmqginfo at gmail dot com.


• Our Volunteer Form has been updated. Click here!


Member-Led Workshops are open for registration. Click the links below to read about them and to register!
July: Paper Piecing Workshop with Betsy Vinegrad
July: Embracing Negative Space Workshop with Daniela Di Iorio
August: Indigo/Shibori Dying & Cyanotype/Photogram Workshop with Sarah Scott
September: Noodlehead Market Bag Workshop with Michelle Reiter
October: 
Trill Workshop with Melanie Tuazon
November: 
Nuno Felted Scarf Workshop with Josie Dakers


• Did you sign up for the One Hour Basket Swap with the Central Jersey MQG? Be sure to bring it to our June meeting.


Urban Sewciety, a fabric shop and sewing studio located in Westfield, N.J., now offers 15% off purchases to NJMQG members! Must show NJMQG ID card. Discount excludes classes.


July Member-Led Workshops: Paper Piecing & Embracing Negative Space

We are thrilled to continue our Member-Led Workshop series with two amazing instructors. First up is Betsy Vinegrad teaching a Paper Piecing class in the morning session. Then, Daniela Di Iorio will teach an encore of her Embracing Negative Space class that she debuted at MidAtlantic Mod, in the afternoon. You can register for one workshop or both! Read on for additional details:

Date: July 15, 2017
Location: LDS Church 209 Mountain Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006
Cost: $20 each workshop for members / $25 each workshop for non-members

Paper Piecing with Betsy Vinegrad // 9a – 1p

Paper piecing is a surprisingly easy technique for creating quilt blocks with precisely matched seams and perfect points. Students will learn the basics and be able to tackle any paper pieced project.

Students will start with the letter “L”, the least difficult and end with the letter “O”.
Students are also welcome to bring any other paper piecing patterns to try out.

This workshop session is limited to 15 students and costs $20 for NJMQG members / $25 for non-members. Click here to register for the workshop. Once registered, you’ll receive a PayPal invoice to pay for your seat. Your seat is not confirmed until paid. The supply list will be sent after payment is made.

IMG_3639About Betsy
Betsy has been sewing forever and quilting almost as long. With a degree in clothing and textiles, she worked in the fashion industry for over 25 years as a pattern maker and technical designer. Now, most of her time is spent making quilts and experimenting with new techniques and gadgets. She loves sharing her knowledge of tips and tricks.

 

Embracing Negative Space with Daniela Di Iorio // 1p-5p

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to embrace negative space using graphic design principles,  and understand how to incorporate these elements naturally into your work. You’ll learn to trust your instincts, use line-work and balance while maintaining the spontaneity and fun of using an improvisation technique. Scissors are a must for this class!

This workshop session is limited to 12 students and costs $20 for NJMQG members / $25 for non-members. Click here to register for the workshop. Once registered, you’ll receive a PayPal invoice to pay for your seat. Your seat is not confirmed until paid. The supply list will be sent after payment is made.

Daniela head shot2About Daniela
Daniela Di Iorio is a graphic designer, Creative Director, technical editor, and artist. Born and raised in New Jersey, she began sewing as a little girl with her mom and her Nonna (grandma), sewing and designing garments into her twenties. Four years ago, she discovered her passion for quilting, specifically, improvisational quilting. Her style uses her graphic design expertise combined with the freedom of improv to make for endless combinations of designs. When not running her design studio, she is at her sewing machine, has a needle in hand, or is running with scissors every chance she can get. Currently, Daniela is serving as the President of the North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild where she has been an active member since 2013.