July 16th Meeting Recap

Thursday night, time to Zoom! We had 42 members on the call.

And so begins the 2020-2021 board year of NJMQG! We thank the out going board members of the programs team, Crista Bresnahan and Janet VanTreuren and welcome in the new team of Jeanine Bowen, Sue Erdreich and Samantha Linehan. Can’t wait to see what the team brings us this year!

Wishing ‘Happy Birthday!’ to our July babies!

Guild Business

We had two new members join us last night, Casey Olesko and Carol Poplaski. Welcome!

Treasurer Lenny presented our Q2 report. We currently have 81 members. We had a very successful fundraising effort, raising over $1500 for Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey. This was achieved through participation in the Connected Project.

Members can view the complete Q2 report, by logging into the members only section at njmqg.com.

Congratulations goes out to our member Aleeda Crawley who was selected to be on the Board of Directors for the Modern Quilt Guild!

  • Registration is now open for classes and lectures.
  • ‘Taking Quality Photos for Quilt Show Entry’ webinar Tuesday, July 21st at 1:00 pm CDT. Registration is required. Details at mqg.com
  • ‘Curved Piecing: Beyond the Drunkards Path’ webinar by Yvonne Fuches will be Thursday, July 30th @ 1:00 pm CDT.

Quilter’s Take Manhattan from the Quilt Alliance running September 25th-27th will be a virtual event. Visit their website for more information.

Blueprint/Craftsy announced they are coming back in September 2020.

Social Justice Sewing Academy

Jeanine provided us an overview of the wonderful work these amazing artists are involved in, making  artistic expressions with activism to advocate for social justice. We discussed opportunities to get involved with the process through Remembrance Blocks. To learn more about SJS Academy, go to their website and click on the ‘get involved’ tab.

Programs

Next up was some of the pieces completed at the Carole Lyles Shaw Virtual Workshop.

And the results of the member Pod Swap.

August Happenings

We will have a lecture during our August meeting from Clara Nartey. Learn more about Clara at her website claranartey.com.

This will be a fun one as it will be another international experience! Find out more about Jenny on her website pappersaxsten.com

UFO Challenge

And the winner of the book “Handmade Getaway” by Jacqueline Sava Clarke and Karyn Valino was

Sam! Congratulations.

Next month’s UFO is #2, prize is yet to be determined.

Show and Tell

Reminders

  • Sign ups for Jenny Haynes Drunkards Path workshop go live Saturday, July 18th! Check your email.
  • Send your Wonky Churn Dash Block(s) to Kathy before the next meeting.
  • Next months meeting is Thursday, August 20th!

Thanks for joining us! Stay cool!

Jennifer – Secretary

June 18th Meeting Recap

Hello Guild! We’ve made it to summer! Hoping all are well and healthy.

Happy Birthday to our June babies and a warm welcome to new members Susan Schweikhart and Chantal Walker.

Guild Business

Growing diversity with the guild – Aleeda Crawley, our team member of the Inclusivity & Diversity Committee gave us an update on the MQG’s actions going forward.

Board Elections – The ’20-’21 slate of officers were presented. Once finalized by vote, the new board will begin in July.

Returning board members are President- Rachel BondBaron (to complete her second year term) Vice President- Kathy Morganroth, Secretary – Jennifer Ireton and Treasurer – Lenny van Eijk.

Programs will have a brand new team consisting of Jeanine Bowen, Sue Erdreich and Samantha Linehan.

We thank Crista Bresnahan and Janet Van Treuren for their hard work and wonderful programming they provided for us over the past year.

Voting by Google form was sent to each member of the guild.

Just a reminder, we are looking for members to join a committee to start planning our challenge quilt. If you are interesting in participating on planning this quilt, please contact a board member.

Quilters Take Manhattan – Quilters Take a Moment September 25-27 This event like most events, will be virtual this year. You can find more information at the Quilt Alliance website.

Programs

Plus Block Block Lotto – We collected enough blocks for to giveaways.

Collection #1

Collection #2

Congratulations to our winners, Rochelle and Siobhan!

Please send your Wonky Churn Dash blocks to Kathy Morganroth before our July meeting so we can draw for those as well.

Guest Lecture

We welcomed Carol Lyles Shaw to our meeting. She presented a wonderful talk on her colorful quilting journey. Her colors are vibrant and her style is modern improv.

Some of us were also fortunate enough to attend Carol’s virtual workshop on June 27th. We thank you Carol for both opportunities.

We had an update on the Connected Project with Berene Campbell. Information was shared for those who will be participating.

Pod Swap Reminder

Those who are participating are reminded to send their swap to their partner by July 1st.

UFO Challenge

Sam’s UFO
Rachel’s UFO
Jackie’s UFO
Jen’s UFO
Debbie’s UFO

And the winner of the Ruby Star Charm Pack & Block Loc ruler was me, Jen.

The UFO for July is #6. The prize is the book “Handmade Getaway” by Jacqueline Sava Clarke and Karyn Valino.

Show & Tell

Sam

Rachel

Crista

Jackie

Karen

Chantal

Carol

Betsy

Melanie

Sarah

Thanks again to all who attended and we will see you on July 16th!

Jennifer – Secretary

What Makes a Modern Quilt?

Guest Lecture and Trunk Show by Carole Lyles Shaw  

CLS ombre MCM quilt 1

North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild will be hosting quilt designer, author and workshop teacher Carole Lyles Shaw on June 18th. Carole will be discussing “What Makes a Modern Quilt” and showing her work.

NJMQG members have all received an email with the log in information for the virtual meeting. If you are not a member of the guild and would like to join the meeting as a guest, please send an email to programs at njmqg.com and we will provide the meeting information.