Hello, my lovely guild mates! Hope everyone is staying cool. Here’s the recap of our June meeting.
We had 36 members and 1 guest joining us. Thanks for coming to visit Liz Kuny (whose amazing piece Troublemaker is the exhibit at the MAM).
First things first! Please take note of changes in the meeting location for the months of July and August!!
July 18 Wayne Public Library 461 Valley Road, Wayne NJ
August 15 LDS Church 209 Mountain Ave Caldwell NJ
The Sarah Bond class was a great success!
Betsy and Melanie are in the latest issue of Simply Modern
Schweinfurth will have an exhibit Quilt=Art=Quilt
June 18, 2019 to August 2, 2019 Exhibit Dates:
October 26, 2019-January 5, 2020
Philadelphia Museum has an exhibit that seems interesting Souls Grow Deep
As always we encourage everyone to take advantage of all the MQG has to offer- webinars, etc… and did you sign up for Quiltcon classes?
We also have a nice easy design we can all easily join in on for the MQG charity quilt. It will be half black/half white string block. With text fabric. And keeping a blank white strip to write in and a black strip in the middle. Makes sense, right?! Don’t worry…We will talk more about it soon!
We didn’t have any updates on charity or treasury.
Our mystery quilt had its 3rd installment go out.
We will be participating in a postcard swap with the Cambridge, Mass MQG. The theme is your favorite place and it will be due in September. More info will be sent out.
We are having a guest lecturer at the July meeting, Linda Seward. We will NOT be doing Show and Tell so if you have something you want to show us and will be gifting it or not have it for August, you can send a picture for the slide show to firstname.lastname@example.org before the August meeting.
On July 13, we will be having an extra fun Open Sew (at the LDS Church, in Caldwell) Rachel (and Sarah?) will be doing some fun improv exercises based on a Sherri Lynn Wood class they took. Using some charity fabric, you can learn and experiment and loosen up a little. Of course, you are always free to bring your own fabric/project to work on, as well.
August 10, we have an awesome opportunity to do block printing with Rachel at her workplace studio in Jersey City.
And Diane announced the dates for her retreat. If you are interested keep November 6-10 open and you can contact her with any questions (contact info found in members only section of the site)
We had our vote for the new board. Running unopposed in all positions, and being voted in unanimously, we introduce to you your new board
President- Rachel Bond Baron
Vice President- Kathy Morganroth
Treasurer- Lenny Van Eijk
Programs co-chairs- Crista Bresnahan and Janet Van Treuren
Secretary- Jennifer Ireton
Congrats and can’t wait to see what fun you have in store for us!
Congrats to Rochelle who won the raffle!
Kelly has asked us to help her once again in making and collecting things for the Forget Me Not foundation, due by the September meeting. Please contact her for more info.
Aleeda gave us a little update on the happenings of the Diversity and Inclusion group for the MQG.
Show and Tell
First up in our slide show…
MaryJane gifted a birthday quilt for her son
Samantha gifted a scout quilt
Samantha- paper pieces sewing machine
red and white hearts
Rachel- clam shell tote
Emily- triangle quilt top made in a weekend
Mark- bee hive blocks
Robin- mini received in swap
French general hand pieced
Carmen- purple star
Jennifer- scrappy appliqué
Riley Blake challenge
Debbie- wall hanging
Need to replace the backing
And last but not least we would like to give our genuine and heartfelt thanks to, Margy, our fearless leader for the past couple of years!! And a special thanks from your fellow board members for the pizza and the view 🥰 It’s been a pleasure working with you.
Oh, one more thing. It has been an honor to be the voice to bring you these blog post recaps. I know I wasn’t always timely with them and I wasn’t great with the Instagram updates, but it’s been fun being the secretary for the past two years. I’m not going to lie, though, it will be nice to not have to take notes.
Good luck to the next board!
Hope See you at the July meeting!
July 18 7:15 Wayne Public Library 461 Valley Road, Wayne NJ
Ciao for Niao