November 2016 Updates and Happenings

:: QuiltCon Charity Quilt 2017 ::
Thank you to all of the guild members who were able to attend the October Open Sew where we worked on the QuiltCon Charity Quilt blocks! A huge thank you to those who took many blocks home to work on as well.

ppieced-charity-quilt-numbers

*More volunteers are needed to sew up the remainder of the blocks. The blocks are foundation paper-pieced. The paper should remain intact after sewing them up. There are 15 bags with patterns and fabric at Rock Paper Scissors available to be picked up. Please email njmqginfo at gmail dot com if you are able to pick up a bag and return it completed for the November meeting next week or shortly thereafter. When you pick up, write your name and email and how many bags you have taken on the sheet provided.


:: Budget for 2017 ::
Our Tentative Budget Proposal for 2017 is available for review on the blog under the password protected Members Only tab. We will vote on the cost of Membership Dues for 2017 and will vote on it at the November meeting. The board is proposing to keep the dues at $50 for 2017. We will review the budget at the November meeting and will vote on it at the December meeting. Please email njmqginfo at gmail dot com if you need the password.


:: Mid Atlantic MOD, a modern quilting retreat Early Registration ::
The NJMQG is a sponsor of this retreat which means we are guaranteed 10 spots at a discounted rate. Please read all about this fantastic event in Lancaster, PA by clicking here.
Early registration opens this Sunday, November 13th at 6pm. If you would like to attend, and are a current NJMQG member, please email Stella S. for the access code and the link to register: stellasingleton at gmail dot com.


:: NJMQG Membership & Membership Renewal for 2017 coming soon! Details to follow.


:: December Holiday Party ::
Sign ups to bring in food for the December Holiday Party will open soon.

March Madness: POINTS, PATTERNS, PRECUTS!

Hi everyone! Are you super-psyched for March Madness? We sure are!
Lots of behind-the-scenes planning has been happening and we’ve got more info about Saturday’s event for you below!

TEAMS!

Red Team:
Ashley – Captain
Sue E
Megan S
Aleeda C
Annette A
Rolanda L
Lori B
Mary K
Gemma P

Yellow Team:
Beth – Captain
Judi J
Kourtney K
Kathy M
Diane Q
Mary Jane K
Josie D
Michelle R
Tracy B

If your name is not assigned to a team or you haven’t RSVP’d yet, leave a comment and we’ll make sure you’re on the list!

POINTS!

Each team will start with a point value based on the donations received prior to the start of March Madness.
Any donations brought on the day of March Madness will go towards your assigned team (if you are on a team and you already donated, at the NJMQG meeting, your donation goes toward your team).

Twin Quilt – 100pts
Crib Quilt – 45pts
Pillowcase – 15pts
Precuts – 15pts per quilt set
Orphan blocks – 10pts per block
Pre-made quilt top any size – 75pts
Pre-made binding – 25ptsWound bobbins/spools of thread – 1pt/ea

PRECUTS!
We’ll be using 3 patterns from the Quilts 4 Kids website: The Four-Patch Quilt, Alternate Squares Quilt, & the Rail Fence.
4patch Alt Square Rail Fence

If you’d like to pre-cut some of your fabrics and bag them up into quilt kits, here’s what we need:

FourPatch:
Fabric A: 15 – 6.5″ squares
Fabric B: 3 – 3.5″ strips
Fabric C: 3 – 3.5″ strips
4 – 1.5″ strips for inner border
4 3.5″ strips for outer border

Alternate Squares:
Fabric A: 15 – 6.5″ squares + 4 – 3.5″ strips for outer borders
Fabric B: 15 – 6.5″ squares
Fabric C: 4 – 1.5″ strips for inner borders

Rail Fence:
Fabric A: 20 – 2” (or 2.5″) x 42” strips of various fabrics
Fabric B: 4 – 1.5” x 42” strips for inner border
Fabric C: 4 – 3.5″ x 42” strips for outer border

* all strips are WOF unless otherwise noted

If you’d like to make an alternate pattern, please ensure it measures within the following parameters:
Twin – approx 72″ x 86″
Crib – approx 38-44″ x 44-48″

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to leave them in the comments!

We are “SEW” looking forward to sewing with you on Saturday! See you there!