REMINDER: AUGUST MEETING THIS THURSDAY

OUR AUGUST MEETING IS THIS THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018 AT 7:15 PM.

PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 209 Mountain Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006

Doors will open  at 7pm. 

Important: Please sign in at the registration table 

Remember to bring:

  • Charity quilts that you’ve completed
  • Refreshments: if your birthday is this month
  • Name Tag: If you do not have a name tag, we can arrange a partner swap – just ask any of the NJMQG Executive Board Officers (Margy, Kathy, Aubrey, Jackie, or Crista).
  • As always, please bring anything you may have for Show and Tell!
  • Bring projects, and questions to “Ask the Guild,” to access the Brain Trust of the North Jersey Modern Quilters Guild! (see Crista’s Facebook post)

 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 take 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: closed for the summer, due to the fact that it’s at our other location.
If you have checked a book out, please return it at the September meeting when we will be back at the Community Church.


• Upcoming Programs:

 Sashiko class with Atsushi on September 15.  Morning and afternoon sessions both full!

See you on Thursday! 

Member Survey – Programs and Workshops

Couldn’t attend our last meeting? We talked programs!  Let your voice be heard by responding to the questions below  and emailing your thoughts to  <programs@njmqg.com>

Member Group Survey – Programs, Workshops

To help us plan programs and workshops with your interests in mind, please share your thoughts about the following questions with your group and record the group consensus/answers (one person can do this).  Use the back of the sheet if needed. Thank you.

  1.   What past workshops have you especially enjoyed?  Are there any offered by NJMQG in the past that you would like to see repeated?
  2.   What skills or techniques are you interested in learning?
  3.   Which “professional” quilters would you like to see offering a workshop to NJMQG?
  4.   What challenges/monthly projects would you participate in? (bees, exchanges with other guilds, skill builders, minis, pouches, embellishment, etc)

July 2018 Guild Meeting

Another great meeting!

43 members and 1 guest joined us. Nice to meet you Beth!

Let’s get down to business.

MQG

Quiltcon

Michael Miller challenge

Violet Craft Master Class in NY

Dues increase

Charity quilt headed up by Amy and Ameri

Programs

Open sew this Saturday at the Montclair Public Library 10-4

Bee blocks will be sent out soon.

Look for Sashiko class with Atsushi sign up coming to your inbox this weekend. It’s at Sew Jersey. There will be 2 sessions, 8 person max for each session. $70 for the class and a $65 materials fee (well worth it) to be paid directly to the instructor. And he is spending his birthday with us, so let’s make it a good one!

Aleeda’s printmaking workshop is August 11. More info here. Deadline to sign up is August 6th.

For our August meeting, we are asking you to bring a project you may be stuck on, or want an opinion or help on! Use our hive mind!

Crista and Jackie wanted us to break up into small groups for a little survey. Get some ideas for future workshops, classes, challenges etcera…count off to 5!

Happenings

Swathmore college Piece Together: The Quilts of Mary Lee Bendolph Sept 6-Oct 28

Toronto Textile museum- show curated by Nancy Crow until Sept 23

Making It on NBC

Schweinfurth Museum- Modern Quilts- Designs of a New Century. Until Aug 18

Quilt Odyssey at Hershey this weekend

Catie has made so many quilts for Quilts for Kids it makes my head spin. Maybe we’d be interested in a mini retreat type thing to work on some? The founder, Linda, is offering to work on something together. Let’s talk about it.

Lancaster MA MQG show and Artisan market. Sept 29

Surprise!!

As a special thank you, we’ve been working behind the scenes on a special quilt for Beth R. She was a member and so graciously hosted our guild meetings at Rock Paper Scissors before we outgrew it. A lot has changed since then, the store has since closed and she moved to DC, but we were lucky enough for her to have time stop in for a bit at this month’s meeting. She tried to sneak out, so we had to, not exactly smoothly, announce and give her her special quilt. I think she was a bit surprised. We are sure thankful for all did for the guild and glad you could make it back so we could give t to you in person!! We wish you all the best!

We give you, what we like to call, What Color is Your pickle?, or Beth’s Pickle Jar…

Charity

Take a kit or a top or something that needs to be quilted or bound and help us out!

We are getting a good collection of stuff to donate. Anyone have any ideas of where?

Raffle

Who’s birthday is closest? Congrats to Jeanine- July 22 and happy early birthday!!

Show and Tell

Kelly- Round Robin

Terri and Emily- Fq ‘challenge’

Emily- for her boyfriend

Judy

Debby- Lots of Squares

Karen- Modern Traditional

JoAnn- just a little collage

Amy R- Single Free wheeling Girl

Betsy- fabulous dress!! (I mean look at that like green stitching and buttons!)

Black and white

Mini

Lenny

Pam C- Equality Jean quilt

Sue- Fun Quilts (for charity)

Penny- Tickled Pink

Ellen- Victoria Findlay Wolfe- City Lights

Debby S- 2 color Wheels

Aleeda- custom kicks

Maryjane

Crista-

Rochelle- Mystery Quilt

Rachel- turmeric dying experiment

Ameri- 99 Tula blocks

Jen Kingwell block

Melanie- Blue Houses

Janita

Hope to see you at our August meeting. In our lovely air conditioned space for the summer! LDS church, 209 Mountain Ave, Caldwell. Same time, 7:15 start.

Until then!

-A