Reminder: Membership renewal and meeting this week

OUR JANUARY MEETING IS THIS THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019 AT 7:15 PM.

If you haven’t renewed your membership yet, please fill out the form today.  Pay online with PayPal, or bring your payment to the meeting.

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

Doors will open  at 7pm. 

Important: Please sign in at the registration table, and wear your name tag.

Remember to bring:

  • Charity quilt in the Wave pattern for a group photo.  we’d like to see them all together, so bring the top even if it’s not finished yet
  • 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: back in business!
If you have checked a book out, please return it


• Upcoming Programs:                                                                                                                             Saturday Jan 26, two half day classes taught by members who are experienced teachers:  in the morning Melanie Tuazon with Creative Walking Foot, and  after lunch Amy Rehbein  will teach  how to make a clear boxy pouch.  There are still a few spots         left in each class, so sign up soon!

See You on Thursday – we’re counting on good weather, so we can all see our finished QuiltCon Charity Quilt  in person, before it get’s shipped out.

 

December 2018 Guild meeting and Holiday Party

Here we are in 2019 and I’m just getting to catch up the remainder of last year!

We had 47 members visiting us for our final meeting and final party of the year. It was a lot of fun and a great success, in big part to Barbara and Terri. We are so thankful for all the hard work put in to make it such a fabulous time!

First things first, there’s always the order of business to get through. We talked about the craft show members so generously donated to, to help do a little fundraising.

We had our vote on increasing dues from $50 to $60- approved
As well as our 2019 budget-approved.

We briefly about the member led half day classes in January.
For more info, check it out here

We collected some Quilts of Valor blocks and will always accept these. 12 1/2 x 12 1/2″ blocks in red, white and blue.

Charity
We sent a huge bunch of our scraps to the Social Justice Sewing academy.
Robert Kaufman is collecting quilts for people who were affected by the wildfires, so we sent some of our completed charity quilts to them
We would also like to ask anyone who is working on a New Wave charity quilt, to bring it to the January meeting

Our Quiltcon charity quilt top and back are done. It still needs a name, so thinking caps on!

We had a blind bag swap. So many great bags and happy faces!

And of course, our favorite part of the meeting is Show and Tell. Holiday gifts and more gorgeousness, as always!!

Lenny- donated to charity

Rayna’s class

Aleeda- Color Riot

Sue- Batik stripes

Deb- Kaffe flowers

Rochelle- Christmas quilt

placemats

Michelle- Music is Magic

Melanie- Trill minimal

Betsy- 2 color challenge

Michael Miller challenge

Judy- New Wave for charity

Margy

Don’t forget to renew your membership for 2019. We sent out a link in December, but if you need the link, let us know and we can forward it to you!

See you at our January 2019 meeting. January 17 at 7:15. Community church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd, Cedar Grove.

-A

 

 

OUR DECEMBER MEETING/HOLIDAY PARTY IS THIS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2018 AT 7:15 PM.

NOTE LOCATION: LDS Church, 209 Mountain ave, Caldwell

Doors will open  at 7pm.   Barbara and Terri have a lovely dinner planned for us, so try to be on time!

Important: Please sign in at the registration table, and wear your name tag.            

    It’s been a long time since we’ve seen each other, and there are a few things to discuss:                           

  • Thanks to all who donated items to sell at the craft fair a couple of weeks ago.   We made close to $300, but there many items that were not sold.  We will have them at the meeting to return to their makers.
  •        We will vote on the Board’s recommendation to increase our annual dues to $60.
  •        Then we will vote on the proposed budget for 2019 (you can read it on the members only page of the blog, if you have not already)

Remember to bring:

  • Tote bag for our gift swap.  Please label the bag, or somehow put your name in it and gift wrap it.
  • desserts:  especially if you’ve started your holiday baking already!
  • 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!  We’d really love to see work from the Jackie’s class, or something you completed at the retreat Diane sponsored last month, and of course the quilts you’ve made for holiday gifts
  • Charity quilts that you’ve completed
  • Quilts of Valor blocks

 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


• Library: on hiatus this month.
If you have checked a book out, please return it in January.


          See You on Thursday in Caldwell!