August 2020 Guild Meeting & Guest presenter – this Thursday!!

Here’s your reminder

Where: your couch, desk, sewing area, backyard – wherever you like that is socially distance appropriate!

When: hard start @ 7:15 – we’ve got a guest! Clara Nartey will be joining us to share how to get out of a creative slump.

Hello members, how are you? How have you been?

We’ve got our Zoom guild meeting – and we’d love to see your smiling faces!

This coming Thursday – we’ll open it up at our usual time at 7pm to get set up, and we’ll start at 7:15

Our guest this month: Clara Nartey – artist, quilt designer, author, and creativity mentor, she’ll be joining us for our meeting and talking with us about getting out of a creative slump.

Check your inbox for an upcoming email with Zoom call-in details.

*If you are a guest (non-NJMQG member) and would like to join us – please do! – we have a $5 fee this month, use the PayPal button and the Zoom details will be emailed to you after payment is received. Please contact treasurer(at)njmqg.com if you have any issues.

Guest attendance fee for lecture

*there is a $2 PayPal charge added to the $5 guest fee

$7.00

While we have our guest, please be mindful and mute your microphone. Check your video & audio settings before we start and don’t hesitate to ask if you need some guidance about where your settings are. Since we plan on a Q&A time, familiarize yourself with the ZOOM buttons: there is a chat button that looks like a speech bubble. Feel free to use this to ask questions during her talk.

We’ll start our meeting by quickly talking about some guild business then after our Q&A with Clara we’ll continue our meeting with programs updates and have our UFO & Show & Tell shares.

To better facilitate, please send our Programs team – Samantha, Jeanine & Sue (programs(at)njmqg.com) any photos BY WEDNESDAY to add into our usual meeting slide show – specify if your item is for the UFO section or Show & Tell. A simple email with description will work.

We are looking forward to seeing you. 

Here are a few Zoom reminders if you have not joined us this way before. Please help us give you the best meeting we can…

-Check your microphone & speaker settings before the meeting. Call us beforehand if you need help.

-Turn off your t.v. in the background so it doesn’t compete with your microphone

-Plug in your device

-Using a headset or headphones may be helpful

Thanks so much & SEE you Thursday!!

-Rachel

Twice Cut Drunkards Path – SOLD OUT

Do you want to learn how to sew no-pin curves and learn how to use this skill in an exciting new way? In this class we get our heads around the twice-cut (or sometimes trice-cut) Drunkard’s Path block and the fun and unlimited ways of using this technique. We will sew blocks from the Hole Punch Ribbon and Hole Punch Hoop Quilts but also look at how you can design your own twice-cut Drunkard’s Path block.

The class is suitable for anyone with a few machine-quilting (or garment-making) projects under their belt but it’s also a great way for the experienced sewer to widen their repertoire and push themselves creatively.

Join Jenny Haynes of Papper Sax Sten for an online zoom workshop on August 22, 9:00- 2:00 EST

SORRY THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT.

July 16th Meeting Recap

Thursday night, time to Zoom! We had 42 members on the call.

And so begins the 2020-2021 board year of NJMQG! We thank the out going board members of the programs team, Crista Bresnahan and Janet VanTreuren and welcome in the new team of Jeanine Bowen, Sue Erdreich and Samantha Linehan. Can’t wait to see what the team brings us this year!

Wishing ‘Happy Birthday!’ to our July babies!

Guild Business

We had two new members join us last night, Casey Olesko and Carol Poplaski. Welcome!

Treasurer Lenny presented our Q2 report. We currently have 81 members. We had a very successful fundraising effort, raising over $1500 for Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey. This was achieved through participation in the Connected Project.

Members can view the complete Q2 report, by logging into the members only section at njmqg.com.

Congratulations goes out to our member Aleeda Crawley who was selected to be on the Board of Directors for the Modern Quilt Guild!

  • Registration is now open for classes and lectures.
  • ‘Taking Quality Photos for Quilt Show Entry’ webinar Tuesday, July 21st at 1:00 pm CDT. Registration is required. Details at mqg.com
  • ‘Curved Piecing: Beyond the Drunkards Path’ webinar by Yvonne Fuches will be Thursday, July 30th @ 1:00 pm CDT.

Quilter’s Take Manhattan from the Quilt Alliance running September 25th-27th will be a virtual event. Visit their website for more information.

Blueprint/Craftsy announced they are coming back in September 2020.

Social Justice Sewing Academy

Jeanine provided us an overview of the wonderful work these amazing artists are involved in, making  artistic expressions with activism to advocate for social justice. We discussed opportunities to get involved with the process through Remembrance Blocks. To learn more about SJS Academy, go to their website and click on the ‘get involved’ tab.

Programs

Next up was some of the pieces completed at the Carole Lyles Shaw Virtual Workshop.

And the results of the member Pod Swap.

August Happenings

We will have a lecture during our August meeting from Clara Nartey. Learn more about Clara at her website claranartey.com.

This will be a fun one as it will be another international experience! Find out more about Jenny on her website pappersaxsten.com

UFO Challenge

And the winner of the book “Handmade Getaway” by Jacqueline Sava Clarke and Karyn Valino was

Sam! Congratulations.

Next month’s UFO is #2, prize is yet to be determined.

Show and Tell

Reminders

  • Sign ups for Jenny Haynes Drunkards Path workshop go live Saturday, July 18th! Check your email.
  • Send your Wonky Churn Dash Block(s) to Kathy before the next meeting.
  • Next months meeting is Thursday, August 20th!

Thanks for joining us! Stay cool!

Jennifer – Secretary