Reminder: April 2016 Meeting this Thursday!

April 2016 Meeting This Thursday!

• Our April meeting is this Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 7:15pm (note the time change) at our new location:

~ Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

• Please park in the large lot in the back and use the side entrance to come in.

• Feel free to arrive about 15 minutes early.

• Please remember, you do not have to bring a chair.

• Important: Please check in first at the Check-In table before going into the main area where the meeting takes place.

NEW!: Many of our members have their own creative businesses and services to offer. There will be a table at each meeting designated 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!

FREE table: Please bring in quilty / sewing related items you are no longer using/would like to pass along (books, fabric, thread, patterns, notions, etc). If it does not get taken by the end of the meeting, please take it home with you.

Library: Consider borrowing from our NJMQG Library. If you have borrowed a book from our library, please remember to return it to Kelly C. at this meeting.

Paper Bag Mini SWAP: The mini quilts are due at this meeting! We cannot wait to see all of them! So exciting!!!

Empire Quilters Guild Raffle Quilt: This gorgeous raffle quilt will be on display at our meeting. Please see Aleeda to purchase raffle tickets!

MAY 2016 Infinity Scarf Swap: Read all about it here! Sign ups are open until May 3rd!

• Refreshments: Please consider bringing a light refreshment to share at the meeting. If you are able to do so, please let us know by commenting on this blog post.

• Please bring your name tag to the meeting. If you do not have a name tag, we can arrange a partner swap- please see any one of the NJMQG Executive Board Officers (Daniela, Amy, Tracy, Annette, or Kourtney). As always, please bring anything you may have for Show and Tell!

See you on Thursday!

February Happenings

:: Here are some quick updates for February ::

QuiltCon Charity Quilt:

Our Improv with Intent charity quilt,”Intermingle,” was delivered to Pasadena last week! Thank you to everyone who worked on it!

njmqg intermingle 2

Quilt Fest:

All members who have quilts in the NJMQG Special Exhibit, please check your inbox for instructions on collecting the quilts for the show, the sleeve size, etc. If you have a quilt in the exhibit and did not receive an email, please email njmqginfo at gmail dot com.



Paper Bag Mini Swap:

At our January 2016 meeting, we announced the Paper Bag Mini Swap! Please click here for details and deadlines.

March 2016 GREEN Swap:

This swap item will be due at the March meeting. The theme is Green and must be a Pincushion. Details coming soon!




February Swap: Mini Quilts!

NJMQG Mini QuiltCan you believe it is February already? We can’t, but February means an NJMQG swap and this month we’re excited to be swapping Mini Quilts! There have been a ton of mini quilt swaps happening on Instagram and we thought we’d join the fun, too!

Not a ton of rules for this swap, but here are some guidelines to help you:
– Quilts should be no smaller than 16” and no bigger than 24” on a side
– We encourage you to try a technique, color, or shape you’ve never tried before
– Don’t forget to label your quilt so the recipient knows who made it
– If you bring one to our next meeting on Thursday, February 26 (at 7PM at Rock Paper Scissors), you get to take one home!

Check out our Pinterest board for inspiration.

If you have any questions or concerns, leave a comment and we’ll address them!