OUR NOVEMBER MEETING IS THIS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018 AT 7:15 PM.

One week before Thanksgiving!

LOCATION: Our usual meeting place at the Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd, Cedar Grove

Doors will open  at 7pm. 

Important: Please sign in at the registration table, and wear your name tag.

Remember to bring:

  • One or two items to donate to the guild for a fundraising craft sale Dec 1 and 2.
    It could be a small quilt, or a table runner, a tote bag or a set of coasters or place-mats, or a potholder; or a small art piece that doesn’t quite fit in your house.  Should be good quality, something you’d like to receive as a gift. Something you’ve already made, but haven’t found the right recipient for; something you make while making a grocery tote for our gift exchange.  If  you have a donation but can’t get it to the meeting, contact Margy (president@njmqg.com) so she can arrange to get it.
  • 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!  We’d really love to see work from the Jackie’s class, or something you completed at the retreat Diane sponsored last weekend.
  • Charity quilts 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: in business in the back of the room!
If you have checked a book out, please return it


                                                                                                                

See You on Thursday

October 2018 Guild meeting

We had 53 members, and no guests joining us last month. Welcome Imana, our newest member.

Let’s get to it

Happenings-
The Grounds for Sculpture field trip unfortunately happened on a cold and rainy day, but it didn’t stop Margy and Marika from enjoying themselves.
Pam told us about Catherine Redford
Rayna’s class was a lot of fun
Krishma had a beautiful exhibit at the Plainsboro Library
Terri took a long arming class with Diane at Sew Jersey
Newark Museum had an interesting Kimono exhibit
Huntington County Museum- Lace Not Lace
Rhinebeck Sheep and wool fest
Montclair Art Museum- Kara Walker
Swathmore- Gees Bend

Mid Atlantic Mod is happening. To make things fair for our members we had a lottery for the spots. A lucky 10 will get early sign up.

The MQG is raising the dues, which is making us look into our finances. We will be voting on the new budget and dues at the November meeting. Renewal starts Dec 1.

Last month we had a challenge for our members. It was the embellishment challenge.

And let’s show off some of what we did in Rayna’s classes.

We asked our members for a show of hand to get an idea for having Sherri Lynn Wood visit our guild. Not sure we should move forward for next year, but we will see what the future brings

We are also asking our members for any ideas for future workshops.

For our holiday swap this year, we are changing it up from the normal Elfster swap to a blind exchange. We voted on a reusable tote bag.

Charity would like to send out what we have at the end of the year. If you have any blocks for Quilts of Valor, bring them to the November meeting!

Raffle time! Congrats, Mary!

After the break we showed off our Quiltcon charity quilt blocks. I for one, can’t wait to see it all together!

And the back…

Then it was our favorite time of the night..
Show and Tell

Sue- Points of Light

Kelly- Sashiko

Karen- CJMQG class

Dawn

Pam- red and white houndstooth in honor of her mother

Julia- Sashiko sampler

Debby- 30’s repro

Penny- quilt-as-you-go baby quilt

Judy- Michael Miller hashtag challenge

Debby- sashiko bag

Karen- Hot Mess on a Treadmill

 

 

Krishma was in the paper

Terri- strip pieced butterflies

Aubrey- I will add more pics after the gifts are given, but here’s a sketch of one.
(and that face, haha)

Our next meeting is November 15 at 7:15.
Community Church of Cedar Grove
65 Bowden Rd
Bring a snack to share and something to show off

See you then!!

-A