January 2022 Guild Meeting Recap

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.

Guild Business

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.

Treasurer

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.

Programs

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)

A very small portion of Aubrey’s WIP pile

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!

Antelope Star in the West
All 5 will be hanging at Quiltcon
Puff quilt for grandchild Dropcloth sampler
Quilt for a friend’s grandchild
Quilt for niece
Faced quilt for best friend’s mom Quilt for best friend
Log cabin Jelly Roll loved by her kitty Pillow for brother
Mono printed and dyed fabric by Sue
MQG pattern- donating to charity
Made a quilt shop for the train show
Pillows to match quilts for grandkids
Quilts made many years ago seen again recently
Commissions (back/front, front/back)
Finishing quilts on long arm
Very busy!
Getting things done!!
GE Designs 1 day quilt along- June (back/front)
Baby quilt (perfectly christened) based on antique rug
Puff quilt for brother- Low and Behold Stitchery
Baby quilt for mother’s goddaughter’s daughter in England
Seeing Double by Then came June, for grandchild
Saga wall hanging gift for friend
Quilt for grandchild to keep in car made from grandfather’s jeans and old clothes
Quilt Improv Studio monochrome challenge Nini Culottes (FQ pants) Quilt for daughter inspired by favorite dress
Fabulous stitching

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!

Stay healthy! Peace
-A

February Meeting Recap!

Hi All!

We had a wonderful meeting on February 16th. It was so great to see everyone!

Daniela opened the meeting with announcements regarding general MQG business. To see the latest, click here.

We hosted our first apron swap with 10 members participating. Everyone got to know their partner and sewed an apron especially for them!

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Amy hosted a trunk show and showed off her amazing quilts and projects. We learned all about her process and what inspires her. It was lovely to see all of her beautiful creations!

Stella gave a huge programs update with events laid out until June. Here are a few highlights that she talked about 

  • Garment District Field Trip  – join us for an informal tour of one of the most fun neighborhoods in NYC on March 11th – click the link for more information

  • Member-Led Workshop: Hand Stitching Trio  – Three classes in one day! Learn Hand Quilting with Stephanie Mullin, Reverse Appliqué with Michelle Reiter, and Embroidery with Stella Singleton all taking place on March 25th!

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You can click this link to download the programs handout, with everything happening through June, that was available at the February meeting.

We rounded out the meeting with a very robust Show & Tell!

Mini quilts for the QuiltCon Mini Quilt Swap!

An amazing assortment of quilts – some of which were part of the QuiltFest Quilt Show.

Our next guild meeting is scheduled for March 16th at the Community Church of Cedar Grove (65 Bowden Rd). Meeting starts at  7:15pm – hope to see you there!

 

September 2016 Happenings!

Hello everyone!

Here are some announcements/reminders:

• September OPEN SEW:
When: This Saturday
, September 17, 2016 from 10am – 2pm
Where: Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ


November Cross Roads Retreat:
When: Wednesday, November 9th – Sunday, November 13th
Where: Cross Roads Retreat Center, 29 Pleasant Grove Road, Port Murray, NJ 07865
Click here for more info. Diane F. will also be at the meeting Thursday night to answer any questions.


The Modern Quilt Guild Calls for Submissions:
The MQG has many opportunities going on right now! They are writing a book and asking for submissions, looking for Quilt of the Month designers, Block of the Month designers, QuiltCon Magazine submissions, Michael Miller Challenge entries, Nine-Patch Challenge entries, QuiltCon Entries, Faculty for MQG Webinars, QuiltCon 2018 Teachers and Lecturers. Click here for more information and deadlines.