MARCH meeting & guest speaker!

Our guild meeting is this Thursday 3/17 at 7:15pm.

We’ve got a special guest this week at our meeting…. On finding her voice in modern quilting.

Audrey Esarey of Cotton & Bourbon – her work has been exhibited and recognized at Quilt National, International Quilt Festival, and QuiltCon. Her Watercolor quilt series and Radial Quilt Series are well known amongst modern quilters. She shares her creative process on Instagram via @CottonandBourbon and sells her patterns and seam clappers on her website cottonandbourbon.com

We’ll do quick business at the top of the meeting and then hand it over to Audrey for her presentation, afterwards we’ll have some Q&A time with her, and our guild show & tell.

​Photo reminders: Please specify in the subject line &  send any photos to Programs@njmqg.com

-WIP finishes – win a prize for completing a step or project!

-Show & Tell​

Check your email for the Zoom details & see you Thursday!

-Rachel

Ultraviolet Radial Workshop

NJMQG is excited to host Audrey Esarey of Cotton and Bourbon for her Ultraviolet Radial Workshop. This is a brand new pattern being released just before our workshop. Be the one of the first to learn this pattern from Audrey! She will teach us her techniques for foundation paper piecing and curved piecing. This is a great workshop to learn something new or brush up on your techniques. Our workshop will be held over zoom on April 2 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm EST. The cost of the workshop is $57 for NJMQG members and $67 for non-members. (Plus a $2.00/class PayPal fee). NJMQG members will have one week to sign up before the workshop will be opened to nonmembers. Sign ups close on March 26 or when all 20 spots are full. Please fill out this google form to hold your spot in the class. Then pay the workshop fee.

February 2022 Guild Meeting Recap

Hello! We had a ‘small’ meeting, with 31 people joining us, even one checking in from Quiltcon, but still had our normal amount of fun!

Guild Business

We have sent in our numbers to the MQG for our renewal process for the year. We are starting with 66 members, but of course there is always time to renew or join. Click here if you want to do that.

It is Quiltcon time! We have a bunch of members there and I can’t wait to see more pictures and hear stories! Amazingly, the NJMQG had the second most amount of quilts entered in the show. A whopping 14! Way to go, friends! Represent! Congrats to all! Let’s keep on quilting, submitting, and making your quilty friend’s proud!

Our Quiltcon Community Quilt has been put up for sale, and hopefully will sell to benefit the Women of Color Quilters Network and The Navajo Quilt Project. We’ll keep you updated on that.

Programs

Last month we put the word out for Kennel quilts and boy did you deliver! You guys got busy and sent a ton to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. These are only a handful of what you did.

You can still make and send them. You can find some patterns are here.

We finally got to have our Chore coat class at Sew Leana with Daniela. Great work everyone!

2022 is THE year to work on some WIP’s. Programs is challenging us to get some of those old projects done. This month we are giving out a digital version of Cotton and Bourbon’s Mobius Radial quilt pattern.

We had a nice bunch of stuff finished up.

And the winner is….Susan! Congrats! Keep on working on those WIP’s everyone!

Spring is coming and we are looking forward to hosting Audrey Esarey (Cotton and Bourbon) at our March meeting for a lecture. Then April 2, Audrey will be doing a workshop on the Ultraviolet Radial quilt pattern. Keep an eye out for the email to sign up soon.

Show and Tell

Penny let us know that the Warwick Valley Quilt Guild has gotten permission to go ahead with a quilt show this year! I’m sure we will be reminded, and encouraged to enter, but keep October 15 & 16 in your calendar to go visit. It is always a good show!
Susan wanted to know the name of the pattern designer who does the animal quilts…Elizabeth Hartman for the win!

We officially ended at 8:15, but it was nice to stay on and chat for a while too. Hope you are all staying well and quilting often! See you next month, March 17, 7:15, on Zoom!

-A