May 20th Meeting Recap

The warm weather has returned and doesn’t it feel great! We had 43 attendees at last week’s meeting via Zoom.

Guild Business

It’s Back!

Last year’s event that was cancelled/postponed is back on! If you had previously signed up for last year’s MOD and did not request a refund, you should have received information about this year’s rescheduled retreat.

Board Elections – Next month we will be voting on the new board for the July’21- June’22 term. You can find the profiles for the candidates, posted before our June meeting, in the member’s only section.

Returning Board Members

  • President – Rachel BondBaron
  • Treasurer – Lenny Van Eijk
  • Programs – Samantha Linhan

New candidates for the Board

  • Vice President – Ann Marston
  • Secretary – Siobhan Fitzpatrick
  • Programs – Buntari Keitt

We will be voting over zoom with a poll during the meeting. The new board will preside at the July meeting.

MQG Updates

QuiltCon 2022 - Phoenix
  • Start planning now! August 4, 2021 – Registration opens for members.
  • Community Outreach Quilt theme will be “Angles”. For inspiration you can view the sample quilts they have pictured on the website. Below is the color palette.
QC2022-Community-Palette.jpg

Featured Guest

Silly Moon Quilting Co. is a Fraser Valley, British Columbia based business that has begun designing and making machine quilting rulers and tools for the quilting industry. We are a small business who saw a need for unique machine quilting rulers for domestic and longarm machines and were able to supply that need! 

What an entertaining and informative lecture we had from Silly Moon! If you are looking to learn or expand your ruler quilting skills, check them out! Thanks Silly Moon Quilting Co.!

Star in the West BOM Progress

**There is an Open Sew every month on the second Saturday for this project (next one is June12th). If you would like to join in even if you are not doing the BOM, email programs for the Zoom link.

Charity Updates

We had a nice response to the request for pouches for S.O.F.I.A. (Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates). Check out Tari’s Show & Tell below.

Show & Tell

Another fabulous meeting!

Next Meeting Thursday, June 17th @7:15pm

Jennifer – Secretary

April 15th Meeting Recap

Good morning! Has it already been a full week since our meeting? Time flies.

Last week on our zoom meeting we had 46 attendees, some were new members and a guest, Vicky Pede. Welcome!

Guild Business

Board Elections – Crista Bresnahan, our nominating committee chair, has been busy talking with members asking them to consider running for the positions for next term. If you would like to be considered for a board position of have more questions please contact her directly. The following is the election timeline.

  • May 20th meeting – Nominees will be presented.
  • June 17th meeting – Members will vote on the nominees.
  • July 15th meeting – New board members will begin their term.

Name Tag Swap – As we continue to gain new members regularly, we will have a continual list for name tag swapping. Please email Programs programs@njmqg.com for more details and to be put on the list.

Treasury Report – Lenny provided us with our first quarter report. You can view the details in the members only section on our website.

Quiltcon 2023/Georgia – In response to the recent political decisions in Georgia, members nation wide were inquiring about changing the location for Quiltcon 2023. Aleeda Crawley, member of our guild, and also a member of the MQG Board of Directors, reported to us that it would not be possible to change the location due to financial penalties. If you would like more details or have any questions, you may email Aleeda directly.

For those who participated last year in the Connected Project, you are now a published artist! Betsy V. sent our collaborative quilt to Curated Quilts Magazine and it is print for the article. If you would like to purchase a copy, you can order directly from Curated Quilts, asking for the COVID issue of this magazine.

Programs

The following photos are the projects from the David Owen Hastings workshop in March.

REMINDER: Mini Mod Block Swap

Star in the West BOM progress photos

Break Out Rooms

So we could socialize a bit, we had two sessions where we talked in small groups. So Much Fun!

Show & Tell

And there you have it!

Next Meeting Thursday, May 20th @7:15

Jennifer – Secretary

March 18th Meeting Recap

Spring has sprung! Daylight stretching later into the day and temperatures climbing upwards. Yay!

Our march meeting reached an attendance of 63. Welcome to new members Kaitlyn Fritsch & Ana Sancho-Rumeu, as well as several guests attending.

Guild Business

Board Elections are coming up in June and the Nominating Committee will be looking for volunteers. The positions up for election this year are President, Vice President, Secretary and Programs. If you are curious or interested about any of the positions you can read the position description in our bylaws, which is found in the Members Only section on the website. You may also contact Crista directly.

Name Tag Swap For those participating in the swap, you should have received your assigned recipient by now. If you have not, or would like to be included in our next name tag swap, please contact Progams.

Guest Speaker: David Owen Hastings

ABOUT DAVID

I’m a quilter, graphic designer, print and textile artist, and a former President of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild. I create contemporary art and modern minimal quilt and textile designs. My creative approach to modern quilting has led to a busy schedule of workshops and lectures on quilting, branding for artists, art and textile techniques.

We had a fascinating evening listening to David Owen Hastings share his quilting journey with an emphasis of Minimal Design, Maximum Impact. This was followed up with a workshop on Saturday Inspired by Architecture.

Reminders

Star in the West/BOM

Blocks 1&2 are out so far. Don’t forget your Open Sew 2nd Saturday of each month. Here’s some of the progress so far.

Show & Tell

Another great night on Zoom!

Next Meeting Thursday, April 15th @7:15

Jennifer-Secretary