July 2020 Guild Meeting reminder & Pod photo requests

Reminder – This THURSDAY July 16, 2020

Where: the comfort of your own home

When: open @ 7pm

Hello! – how are you? I hope you are taking care of yourself. Let’s catch up.

We’d love to see your faces so please join us for our monthly ZOOM conference call guild meeting this week.

Check your inbox for an upcoming email with Zoom call-in details…if you are a guest and would like to join us please email programs@njmqg.com

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

We’ve got a lot to catch up on this month – photo parade’s of our Pod Swaps, Carole Shaw’s class and our usual UFO and S&T.

For the Pod Swap **Please send us a quick photo of the Pod you RECEIVED and who made it for you**

To better facilitate; please send all photos BY WEDNESDAY to our programs team – programs@njmqg.com – to add into our meeting slide show – specify if your item is for the Pod Swap, your project from taking Carole’s workshop, 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

June 18th Meeting Recap

Hello Guild! We’ve made it to summer! Hoping all are well and healthy.

Happy Birthday to our June babies and a warm welcome to new members Susan Schweikhart and Chantal Walker.

Guild Business

Growing diversity with the guild – Aleeda Crawley, our team member of the Inclusivity & Diversity Committee gave us an update on the MQG’s actions going forward.

Board Elections – The ’20-’21 slate of officers were presented. Once finalized by vote, the new board will begin in July.

Returning board members are President- Rachel BondBaron (to complete her second year term) Vice President- Kathy Morganroth, Secretary – Jennifer Ireton and Treasurer – Lenny van Eijk.

Programs will have a brand new team consisting of Jeanine Bowen, Sue Erdreich and Samantha Linehan.

We thank Crista Bresnahan and Janet Van Treuren for their hard work and wonderful programming they provided for us over the past year.

Voting by Google form was sent to each member of the guild.

Just a reminder, we are looking for members to join a committee to start planning our challenge quilt. If you are interesting in participating on planning this quilt, please contact a board member.

Quilters Take Manhattan – Quilters Take a Moment September 25-27 This event like most events, will be virtual this year. You can find more information at the Quilt Alliance website.

Programs

Plus Block Block Lotto – We collected enough blocks for to giveaways.

Collection #1

Collection #2

Congratulations to our winners, Rochelle and Siobhan!

Please send your Wonky Churn Dash blocks to Kathy Morganroth before our July meeting so we can draw for those as well.

Guest Lecture

We welcomed Carol Lyles Shaw to our meeting. She presented a wonderful talk on her colorful quilting journey. Her colors are vibrant and her style is modern improv.

Some of us were also fortunate enough to attend Carol’s virtual workshop on June 27th. We thank you Carol for both opportunities.

We had an update on the Connected Project with Berene Campbell. Information was shared for those who will be participating.

Pod Swap Reminder

Those who are participating are reminded to send their swap to their partner by July 1st.

UFO Challenge

Sam’s UFO
Rachel’s UFO
Jackie’s UFO
Jen’s UFO
Debbie’s UFO

And the winner of the Ruby Star Charm Pack & Block Loc ruler was me, Jen.

The UFO for July is #6. The prize is the book “Handmade Getaway” by Jacqueline Sava Clarke and Karyn Valino.

Show & Tell

Sam

Rachel

Crista

Jackie

Karen

Chantal

Carol

Betsy

Melanie

Sarah

Thanks again to all who attended and we will see you on July 16th!

Jennifer – Secretary

What Makes a Modern Quilt?

Guest Lecture and Trunk Show by Carole Lyles Shaw  

CLS ombre MCM quilt 1

North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild will be hosting quilt designer, author and workshop teacher Carole Lyles Shaw on June 18th. Carole will be discussing “What Makes a Modern Quilt” and showing her work.

NJMQG members have all received an email with the log in information for the virtual meeting. If you are not a member of the guild and would like to join the meeting as a guest, please send an email to programs at njmqg.com and we will provide the meeting information.