June 2019 Guild Meeting Recap

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
Goings on
The Sarah Bond class was a great success!
Quilting Treasures will be at Sew Jersey July 14 9:30-11:30
Betsy and Melanie are in the latest issue of Simply Modern
Schweinfurth will have an exhibit Quilt=Art=Quilt Registration: June 18, 2019 to August 2, 2019 Exhibit Dates: October 26, 2019-January 5, 2020
We also talked about the Japanese quilt festival, Quiltcon and Quiltfest
Chawne Kimber has an exhibit at Lafayette college

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.

Programs

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 programs@njmqg.com 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)

Elections

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!

Raffle

Congrats to Rochelle who won the raffle!

Announcements

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

Margy

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

-A

JUNE 2019 GUILD MEETING

WHEN: THURSDAY, June 20, 2019  AT 7:15 PM. DOORS OPEN AT 7 PM.

LOCATION:

 We will be at our usual meeting place at the Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd, Cedar Grove.


Important: Please sign in at the registration table.


THIS MONTH:

Bring a ruler if you have one to donate to our new ruler library

Pick up your MQG Membership Card if you haven’t already, and if you’re new to our guild and to the Modern Quilt Guild, ask Caroline for your MQG pin.

Be prepared to vote for our next Board of directors.  You can see the nominees’ profiles on the members only page of njmqg.com


REMEMBER TO BRING:

  • Refreshments:  especially if your birthday is this month
  • Name Tag: If you do not have a name tag, we can arrange a partner swap – just ask any of the NJMQG Executive Board Officers (Margy, Kathy, Aubrey, Jackie, or Crista).
  • As always, please bring anything you may have for Show and Tell! 
  • Charity quilts, blocks , or pillowcases that you’ve completed

• 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

• Member Corner: Many of our members have their own creative businesses and 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: Check it out! we now have books and rulers to lend
If you have checked a book out, please return it


• Upcoming Programs:

Saturday July 13  Open Sew at LDS Church in Caldwell.  We have an interesting activity planned.

our Mystery Quilt is ongoing now.  Have you made your blocks yet?  Bring your valid questions for our Mystery Quilt Boss Ladies.

See you  in Cedar Grove Thursday evening!

May 2019 Guild Meeting

We welcomed 41 members and 2 guests!

MEMBER NEWS

Quiltfest Lancaster May 9-11: Betsy, Krishma, Carol, and Marilyn had quilts in the show. Congratulations to all!!

ONGOING & UPCOMING

Montclair Art Museum: New Directions in Fiber Art through June 16.
:: next Free First Thursday Night is June 6

MQG

  • Check out the Modern Monthly newsletter (MQG member login required)
  • Riley Blake challenge deadline was May 31st.
  • QuiltCon Charity Quilt announced. Theme: text. Color story: greyscale. Several members signed up to work on our guild’s quilt. Stay tuned…!

NOMINATIONS FOR 2019-2020 BOARD

Meet the nominees. Election will be held at the June Meeting by show of hands. New officers take control in July.

#MEMADEMAY on Instagram

Check out all the good stuff makers made!

APRIL FOOL UGLY FAT QUARTER CHALLENGE

MYSTERY QUILT

  • Follow the hashtag #2019njmqgmysteryquilt to see in your Instagram feed.
  • First cutting instructions were sent out May 1st.
  • Ideas for staying organized: baggies, index cards & swatches affixed to color key, lettered or numbered pins, plastic boxes, wunder clips & labels with number of pieces and dimensions.
  • Next instruction: June 1st-ish

JAPAN TOUR SLIDE PRESENTATION

by Betsy (& Michelle in absentia)
WOW…what else can I say? It was a m a z i n g!

SHOW & TELL

What a talented group we are!

PLEASE NOTE
The next meeting will be held on June 20 at
the Community Church of Cedar Grove

See you there!