2020 UFO Challenge

During the January meeting, we announced the 2020 UFO Challenge. Here is what you need to know.

  • Members can complete the UFO worksheet
    2020 UFO Challenge Worksheet
  • Each month a number will be selected (1-12).
  • Members who finish their project for the month will be entered into a drawing. The drawing will take place at the next monthly guild meeting. For example, members who finish their project during the month of January, will be entered and the winner will be announced at the February meeting.

Post your list, progress and projects to social media using #2020UFOChallengeNJMQG

For January, we will be working on UFO #4 on your worksheet. Bring your finished projects to the February meeting for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Sew Jersey. (If you can not attend the meeting in February, please email a picture of your finished project with your name to programs@njmqg.com to be entered into the drawing).

Happy Quilting!!!

 

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).

Programs
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!

Jennifer/Secretary

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

THIS MONTH: 

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

REMEMBER:

  • 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!

UPCOMING:

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.