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!
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.
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!
Happy New Year! Hope the new year has brought you good things. We had a nice meeting, with 47 people joining us over zoom. A special welcome to our newest member, Valerie, joining us.
First our reminders and business. We are in our renewal period. If you need to renew your membership, please go here and fill out the form. Don’t forget to do the second step of sending payment, too! You don’t want to miss out on all the great things we have coming up for 2022.
Watch your email to see if you’ve been chosen to share a little about yourself! About once a week we are going to be doing a getting to know you member spotlight thing for our Instagram. Since we haven’t been meeting in person, I feel like we miss out on getting to know other members. No pressure to share, though, if you don’t want to, just let us know.
Lenny gave us a perfect overview of the quarter 4 treasury report. You can always find all of that information on the members only section of the website. If you ever have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask any board member.
Sam got us all excited for the year ahead with a preview of some of the lectures and workshops we have coming up in 2022. It’s very exciting indeed!
The Chore Coat class, with Daniela, is coming up! There are still a few spots open if you want to jump in. Find out more info and sign up here.
We are asking everyone to make some No Stress Kennel Quilts for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Do you have Orphan Blocks? Fabrics you don’t know what to do with? Batting scraps? Do you love quilting? Maybe you just want a small quick project to do to get your sew-jo going? Then this is the project for you! Kennel quilts are little quilts that finish at 12×18”. You can find a pattern here. They are made to fit in the bottom of a small animal kennel used during disasters to house homeless and lost pets. They are easy to make and no binding is needed (they can chew off the bindings). An email went out with all the info, but if you didn’t receive it, reach out to a board member. If you have more questions, reach out to Wanetta or Ellaree.
Programs is also bringing back the WIP challenge!!! We want to focus on getting stuff done! What is a WIP? WIP stands for Work In Progress. You can decide what qualifies as a WIP and which ones you want to work on. Take a minute to make a list of your top WIPs that you want to finish in 2022. Sam sent out an email with some handy sheets attached to use, or just jot some down somewhere. Make sure you keep it in an easily accessible place so you can look at it often. Throughout 2022 we’ll be reminded to work on our WIPs. Each month that you finish one and submit a photo to programs, you will be entered into a prize drawing! Before our February meeting make your WIP list and Choose one WIP from your list to complete. This month’s theme: Just Get It Done… Choose a WIP that only needs a binding or a sleeve or a label, something simple that you can finish quickly and check it off your list! Let’s clear some of that clutter and just GET IT DONE! WIP it good! (come on, I had to)
If you are looking for a swap project to do, Happy Sew Lucky has made another fabulous (and customizable) pattern to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022. From Berene…Inspired by women’s strength, and the power of women holding women up. Now thru March 31, 2022 the profit from the pattern will go to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada. They offer a safe, non-judgmental environment for self-identifying women (cis, trans, 2S), from all walks of life, who live and/or work in the Downtown Eastside. They provide: Meals, counselling, advocacy, emergency shelter services, self-help rehabilitation and recreational activities. To double down on the concept of women working together for change, we are offering the opportunity to participate in a worldwide swap, to pattern purchasers. SIGN UP DEADLINE for swap: Friday, February 4, 2022 Find the pattern and more info here
Show and Tell
Since we didn’t have a show and tell last month we had a very healthy one this month. So fun to see all of the end of 2021 finishes!
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the emails, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you didn’t receive any or have any questions! Let’s start on those WIP lists and get sewing! Happy 2022, y’all!