Tighe Flanagan has a background in visual arts and Middle Eastern studies and loves to combine these passions through patchwork and quilting. His creative work is greatly influenced by a sense of place — those he has visited and researched as well as his home in Washington, DC. In addition to quilting and patchwork, Tighe enjoys sewing menswear and teaching others new skills and techniques.
NJMQG is excited to host Tighe Flanagan for his Ottoman Rings Workshop. Our workshop will be held over Zoom on August 20, 2022 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm EST.
Please fill out the google form to save your spot in the workshop. Then click on the paypal button to pay the workshop fee.
Hello friends and happy July! Sorry for the delayed recap, but boy was it ever a fun meeting?! Our first in person meetup of 2022, and it was simply magical to see (and hug) so many old friends, meeting some people face to face for the first time, and meeting new friends, too!
When everyone signed in, we were given a pin to celebrate the beginning of our 10 year anniversary celebration! (Don’t worry if you didn’t get one, we will be sending them out) And if you did get one and want more, we have some for sale, too.
We started a new list for anyone who would like to do a name tag swap (if you are interested you can send an email to any board member and we can set you up with a partner).
There were a few quilts out for display. First we had last years Quiltcon community outreach quilt. Since it didn’t sell at Quiltcon we were going to add it to the donation pile, but it was decided to gift it to a member who needed some extra love and comfort. What better way than a quilt made with love by the guild?
The Warwick Valley guild brought the quilt they have up for raffle with tickets to purchase. (If your interested in more info, check it out here)
Our Connected Project Quilt we did with Berene Campbell, aka Happy Sew Lucky, was also out on view. What a gorgeous quilt! (I’m embarrassed to say my block is still sitting in a UFO pile)
We also had a free table that was chock full of goodies for people sift through and our library out for the perusing.
Our first prize winner of the day was lucky ticket holder, Tari!
In celebration of our 10 years, we had a delicious cake!
The Persimmon pouch swap was a success!
Since it was a party we had some games to play! There were three simultaneous rousing games of ‘Left, Right, Center’ where, Sarah, Claire, and Tari went home with some nice stacks of fat quarters!! Some more lucky ticket holders got some prizes (congrats Pam and Julia) and a we played a Quilty Friend edition of Bingo (congrats to Rochelle) So much fun!!
And one of our favorite parts of guild meetings, showing off our work!
First we started with some WIP’s. This year, programs is encouraging us to get some things done and y’all have been busy! For some incentive we enter everyone who works on, and shows, a WIP into a drawing. Congrats to June’s winner, Karen!
Show and Tell
We had our vote for our new board members last month. We are mostly staying the same, but saying good bye and BIG heartfelt thanks to Lenny and Sam, and welcome Betsy to programs and (welcome back) Annette to treasurer! We hope to continue to bring the guild fun meetings, great workshops and so much more!
We are working behind the scenes on the next Community Outreach quilt (more info here) and a fabulous opportunity with Peter’s Valley. You will be hearing more about all of that at our next guild meeting, Thursday July 21 at 7:15 over Zoom! Until then, stay cool, keep sewing and as always any comments or questions can be sent to any board member at anytime! And if you haven’t checked it out yet, the MQG has updated their website. You might recognize some familiar faces on the front page…