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 email@example.com to be entered into the drawing).
What an exciting member meeting we had in November!
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.
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.
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.
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
♦ 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
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!
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.