November 21st Meeting Recap

Happy December! Where did the year go!

What an exciting member meeting we had in November!

Guild Business

We had 46 members in attendance and 2 quests.

After hearing of Kimberli’s surgery, the guild sent her a bouquet of flowers as she recovers.

Treasury Report

We took two votes. The first vote was to keep the members’ dues the same as this year at $60. The second vote was on the 2020 budget. Both were approved as required by the bylaws.

Charity Update

Elinore filled us in on donations. We donated several quilts and pillow cases to SOFIA (Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates).

We started off with a special treat of a member trunk show from Carol Mann. She provided an overview of her families dental legacy and shared a little of her father’s artistic endeavors. We then viewed a wonderful slide presentation of her own artistic pursuits through the years, plus items she brought in person.

What amazing talents you have Carol! Thank you so much for your presentation!

Mystery Quilt Reveal

We first acknowledged Rochelle as she not only completed the mystery quilt top but quilted and bound it too!

Next came the parade of finished tops.

EPP Workshop Show n’ Tell

Thanks ladies for showing us your fine craftsmanship!

We also had a session of ‘Ask the Guild’ where many questions and answers revolved around tips to entering a quilt for Quiltcon.

Next up we had a showing of blocks for our Quiltcon Charity Quilt.

Over 40 blocks were collected even before we had our Open Sew on Saturday, November 25th. Well done!

There was talk of the Holiday Party that Barbara and Teri will be organizing for us. Hope you plan to attend Thursday, December 19th at LDS Church, Caldwell.

And there was mention of needing volunteers to demo at the January 16th meeting. We will be having a ‘Quilt Finishing Demos’ night. including binding, labeling, making hanging sleeves and more. Put it on your calendar.

We ended the night with Show n’ Tell:

Rochelle with vintage Log Cabin
Rebecca with an original design baby quilt.

Rebecca Improv Sew Day baskets.

Lenny and her Summer Sampler 2019.
Emily wedding gift for a friend.
Emily, newly finished quilt with favorite fabrics.
Debby with an adorable geranium baby dress.
Debby Map of the world baby quilt.
Betsy modeling the jacket she made.
Betsy with quilts from Nancy Crow workshop.
Pam, Cityscape Panel with Venetian blind effect. (Retreat finish.)
Pam, kitchen towel from shop in the Netherlands, surrounded by wonky stars. (Retreat finish.)
Margy, Harmonica Convergence quilt pattern (1)
Margy, Harmonica Convergence quilt pattern (2)
Mary Jane, guest quilt ‘Shoemaker’s Puzzle’ pattern.
Aubrey, modern quilt.
And I’m not sure who this is, because it’s not on my list. But what a beautiful quilt.

See you at the Holiday Party!


Reminder! – Guild meeting Thursday

Reminder: Guild Meeting – this week

WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 2019

LOCATION: We will be at our usual meeting place – Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd, Cedar Grove.

Time: Doors open at 7pm, get there early to visit with friends! – meeting starts at 7:15 pm

Please sign in at the registration table


Mystery Quilt reveal! – Bring your finished (or in progress) top to show us

Ask the Guild is this month – have a question our smart group can help answer?

Show us your project from JoAnn’s workshop

QuiltCon Charity black & white string quilt blocks due for our Group Sew Day this Saturday

Trunk Show with Carol Mann


  • Refreshments – especially if it’s your birthday month, let’s celebrate!!
  • Name Tag – & new members, we’ll arrange a swap with a guildmate if you need one
  • Charity items – quilt blocks, tops, or pillowcases that you’ve completed
  • Items for the 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
  • Info for our Member Corner: Many members have their own creative businesses & 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 items: books or rulers to return or check out!
  • Show & Tell items to share!


Saturday Nov 23 – Group Sew Day for QuiltCon 2020 charity quilt join us at the LDS Church 9-4

Hope you had a great month – see you soon!…at our regular spot.

October 17th Guild Meeting Recap

Greetings Guilders!

In case you weren’t at last months meeting, here’s what went on.

Guild Business

We had 42 members in attendance with 7 Guests (Beth, Judy, Donna, Barb – Rachel’s mom, Maria, Mandy & Heidi.) Welcome!

Treasury Report

Lenny walked us through the 3rd quarter treasury report. We also discussed the 2020 budget which will be up for a vote by members at the November meeting. Dues to remain the same for the upcoming year.

Jackie won the raffle.

Carol Mann shared about the Brita Nelson workshop “Crumbs to Quilts” she took with Garden State Quilter’s guild.



For future workshops, we would like to have a volunteer to take photos and post to social media. If you plan on attending a future workshop and would be willing to do so, please let Christa or Janet know.

Negative Space Challenge was put forth for the October meeting and participation was good.

Oct guild mtg (31) And after the guild voted we a first and second place winner.

First and Second place! Congratulations ladies!

Whole Circle Studios Recap & Share

A nice full workshop yielded some beautiful works of art.

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Up coming events

Feel free to participate in any of the following

  • Sit n’ Stitch Fundraiser with Jersey Shore Modern Quilt Guild Saturday 11/9 from 10-7
  • Brownstone Quilt Show  Allendale, NJ Friday 11/8 and Saturday 11/9.
  • Open Sew for Quiltcon Charity Quilt LDS Church, Caldwell, NJ Saturday 11/23 9-4.

Speaking of Quiltcon Charity Quilt, Betsy provided a demo for us on the 10″ string block that will make up the quilt top.

Directions were emailed out to everyone. We will be working on theses blocks at the Open Sew on 11/23. If you are not attending the open sew, please make sure to bring your completed block to the November meeting.

Mystery Quilt – Final Clue The final directions will be going out early to allow everyone extra time to assemble their quilt top to bring to the November meeting. And if you won’t be finished by November, no worries! Whatever month you complete your quilt top, bring it in for show and tell and receive a prize from Programs.

EPP by Machine Workshop still has a few openings, so sign up today!

Holiday Swap Item for Holiday Party

It was put to a vote between a pincushion, mug rug or tote bag. It was very close so we we’ve decided to do your choice of a mug rug or tote bag.

**Holiday Party will be Thursday December, 19th.

Ask the Guild will be returning at the November meeting and every odd numbered month going forward. Bring a project you are stuck on and “ask the guild” what they suggest you do next.

Member Trunk Show with Carol Mann At the November meeting, Carol will be giving us a peak in to her quilting world with a trunk show of her projects.

Finish a Quilt Meeting In January, we will be having several mini demos on different aspects of finishing your quilt. We are still looking for people to demo techniques. If you would be interested, please contact Programs.

Show N’ Tell

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Rochelle – Dachshund

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Rochelle – Trinket AG

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Penny – Desert Series: Afternoon Sun & Shadow

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Kelly – Stripe Gradation

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Betsy – Free Wheeling Single Girl

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JoAnn – Kaffe

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JoAnn – Kaffe

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Betty – Grey Negative Space

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Pam – Where We’ve Been (towel quilt) Catstudio towels

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Margy – Wedding gift

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Colleen – Transparency group quilt won at Mid Atlantic Mod, front.

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Back, just as nice.

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Jackie – Tree

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Fern – Market Tote

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Jennifer – Alabama Chanin reverse applique

And that’s a wrap!

Join us for our next meeting Thursday, November 21st @ 7:15 in Cedar Grove!

Happy Quilting!