May 2019 Guild Meeting

We welcomed 41 members and 2 guests!

MEMBER NEWS

Quiltfest Lancaster May 9-11: Betsy, Krishma, Carol, and Marilyn had quilts in the show. Congratulations to all!!

ONGOING & UPCOMING

Montclair Art Museum: New Directions in Fiber Art through June 16.
:: next Free First Thursday Night is June 6

MQG

  • Check out the Modern Monthly newsletter (MQG member login required)
  • Riley Blake challenge deadline was May 31st.
  • QuiltCon Charity Quilt announced. Theme: text. Color story: greyscale. Several members signed up to work on our guild’s quilt. Stay tuned…!

NOMINATIONS FOR 2019-2020 BOARD

Meet the nominees. Election will be held at the June Meeting by show of hands. New officers take control in July.

#MEMADEMAY on Instagram

Check out all the good stuff makers made!

APRIL FOOL UGLY FAT QUARTER CHALLENGE

MYSTERY QUILT

  • Follow the hashtag #2019njmqgmysteryquilt to see in your Instagram feed.
  • First cutting instructions were sent out May 1st.
  • Ideas for staying organized: baggies, index cards & swatches affixed to color key, lettered or numbered pins, plastic boxes, wunder clips & labels with number of pieces and dimensions.
  • Next instruction: June 1st-ish

JAPAN TOUR SLIDE PRESENTATION

by Betsy (& Michelle in absentia)
WOW…what else can I say? It was a m a z i n g!

SHOW & TELL

What a talented group we are!

PLEASE NOTE
The next meeting will be held on June 20 at
the Community Church of Cedar Grove

See you there!

REMINDER: GUILD MEETING THIS WEEK

WHEN: THURSDAY, May 16, 2019  AT 7:15 PM. Doors open at 7 pm.

LOCATION:

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


Important: Please sign in at the registration table.


THIS MONTH:

In honor of  “Me Made May” please wear something you’ve made yourself – if not a garment, then maybe a bag or scarf – quilts only as a last resort!

Bring your transformed ugly fat quarter to return to the original owner

Bring a ruler if you have one to donate to our new ruler library

Pick up your MQG Membership Card if you haven’t already, and if you’re new to our guild and to the Modern Quilt Guild, ask Caroline for your MQG pin.

Meet the Nominees for our next Board of directors.


REMEMBER TO BRING:

  • Refreshments:  especially 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! 
  • Charity quilts, blocks , or pillowcases that you’ve completed

 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: back in business! we now have books and rulers to lend
If you have checked a book out, please return it


• Upcoming Programs:

On June 1, Sarah Bond’s workshop on  Color and Grey Scale.  The class is completely booked, with a waiting list

Also on June 1, forty-four of us will receive directions for the next phase of our Mystery Quilt.

 

See you back in Cedar Grove Thursday evening!

April 2019 guild meeting

Here we are in May already and here’s the recap, I know you’ve all been waiting for.
Sadly, Margy announced that Gwen Marston died today

Places we’ve been, classes we’ve taken, what we’ve been inspired by…  

  • Empire Quilt show at FIT – Pam won 2 baskets
  • Lancaster AQS show March 27-30 
  • AQS interview w/ Joe Cunningham on “Story Bee” on youtube  
  • Lenny will have quilt in July issue of Curated Quilts
Upcoming Events (oops…some now passed!) 
  • Mid Atlantic Mod
  • Lancaster Quiltfest – replacing NJQuiltfest – May 9-11
  • Brooklyn Museum Frida Kahlo exhibit through May 12, also a fiber art installation is there.
  • Fiber art exhibit still at Montclair Art Museum through June 16. (Reminder: Free admission on first Thursdays!)
  • Art Show opportunity – Studio Montclair/Montclair historical Society – make something in response to old quilts in the Historical Society’s collection
            
MQG News:
Call for Entries: MQG Showcase at International Quilt Market & Festival, Oct. 26–Nov. 3, 2019. Submissions open now through June 22, 2019.
 
Treasurer’s report – now posted on the member’s only page
Programs updates – Crista and Jackie
  • Mystery quilt – 40 members signed up! Instructions to go out May 1st.
  • Sarah Bond Color & Grayscale workshop signups open April 20 (now sold out!)
  • April Fool ugly fat quarter swap – bring your finished item to the May meeting
  • Rulerpalooza – As a sort of kick off to our ruler library, we asked you to bring in and share which rulers you like, or are curious to try, or covet…

Pam had an amazing folding bias ruler and an apple core ruler

Lenny shared the clearly perfect slotted half square triangle trimmer

Jackie brought in the circle cut by Mari Quilts

Ann can’t get enough of her good old basic 4×14″ruler

Crista recommended the bloc loc half square triangle ruler

Look for our ruler library coming soon!

 
Charity updates – Rachel and Emily
  • Ideas re: who to give our quiltcon quilt to
  • Batting available to complete charity quilts – let us know what you need before the next meeting and we’ll bring it. (The whole bolt is tooooo heavy to lug to every meeting!)
 
Nominating committee – Michelle, Sarah, Aleeda
Gathering names for the upcoming board election – throw your hat in the ring! Nominees will be announced at the May meeting.

And our favorite time

Show and Tell

Rachel-herringbone

Kawaii

Emily- curved flying geese

Caroline- Tula Pink Shoreline for Charity

Harmonic Convergence

Dawn- charm pack

Green stars and squares

2″ square mini

Mountain mini

Navy with stars

JoAnn- Bonnie K Hunter mystery quilt

Colleen-

Gifts for grandkids Disney cruise (possible workshop?)

Jackie- free motion demo practice

Lennie- pencil case

Improv log cabin to practice quilting

Pivot quilt

Debbie- aboriginal strip quilt

Judy- cowboy quilt

Sarah-

Maria Shell class

Annette- baby Quilt

Self binding

We will be back at the Community Church of Cedar Grove for our next meeting! 7:15 start.

Don’t forget to bring your “ugly duckling” April fool’s swap, a snack to share, show and tell and your great creative selves!!

Thanks to Kathy for keeping great notes while I had an emergency for the first half of the meeting!

Ciao

-A