January 21st Meeting Recap

Happy New Year! May it truly be a happy one this year.

We had 46 members in attendance and we welcomed new member Neena Shaw. We also had two guests, Josaine Royster and Carolyn McKibbin. Welcome!

Guild Business

  • Membership Renewal – It’s time again to renew your membership. The two step process(Sign-up and pay) needs to be completed by January 31st. The cost is $60, same as last year.
  • Treasury Report – Lenny provided us with the full year recap with us coming within $5 of budget! To see details of the report, please log onto the members only section on the website.
  • Quiltcon Community Quilt – Completed and officially submitted.


The following is snapshot of what our Programs team has put together so far for the year.

Mark your calendar now for these upcoming events so you don’t miss any of the fun.

Charity Quilt Block Pattern for 2021

In years past we have picked a particular designer’s quilt pattern to use for our guild’s effort to put charity quilts into our local community. This year we have selected a block put out by the MQG called The Corner Block.

The individual block with some options of layout.

In the past we have held charity open sew days in person to work on these projects. Now we ask you to go the website and login to retrieve the free pattern and create a quilt in your own design, to support our local charities.

You can submit a complete quilt or just a quilt top. We have batting and backing fabric available to help you finish your quilt.

Sign up today so you can be part of the fun reveal next fall!
Decide your own palate!

Programs also asked us to come up with our 21 Crafty Goals for 2021. It’s never to late to start, so begin your list today. Include things you’d like to accomplish, try, add or delete in all your crafting adventures. Then you can share them with us at our meetings throughout the coming year.

Show & Tell

Thanks to all for another great meeting!

Next Guild Meeting: Thursday, February 18th @7:15

Jennifer – Secretary

December 17th Meeting Recap

Happy Holidays! We a fun festive crowd of about 50 people join in Thursday night for our Annual Holiday Party meeting. We had a very busy night with lots of pretty quilty things, so lets take a look.

Guild Business

  • MQG UpdatesMembership renewal will be coming in January. Current members will receive an email with all the information and a link to PayPal.
  • Quiltcon Community Quilt – Margy updated us that the quilt is currently with Krishma for quilting.
  • Charity Updates – Elinore, our coordinator, dropped off 81 pillowcases to Giving Hope Network. Collecting for charity is ongoing. If you have a quilt or pillowcases you would like to donate, please contact Elinore.

Programs Updates

Tara Faughnan Workshop – Elaine Bronner informed us that the Brownstone Quilters Guild has openings in the Color Interaction Workshop from Tara Faughnan. The date is Saturday, January 16th and the cost is $60 for nonmembers. Click on the link to register.

Final UFO Challenge

And our final UFO winner is Sarah! She won a copy of the Cotton & Steel Coloring book.

This concludes our 2020 UFO Challenge. If you wish to continue challenging yourself to complete your projects, check out American Patchwork and Quilting’s annual challenge.

2020 Mini Quilt Challenge

To conclude this year, we ask members to make a mini quilt of what 2020 meant to them. We received the following entries.

Thank you to all who participated and the interesting stories behind each one.

Show & Tell

Elfster Swap

It was fun to watch the live opening, then each person went through and described what they received. The following are all the pictures we received ahead of time of most of the gifts.

What a fantastic job everyone did! That concludes the 2020 North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild year!

We would like to wish you all a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season! We look forward to seeing you over Zoom (and hopefully in person) next year!

Next Guild meeting is Thursday, January 21, 2021 @ 7:15pm