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.

Reminder: August 2016 Meeting this Thursday!

• Our August meeting is this Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 7:15pm at the Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009. Parking is located in the large lot in the back – use the side entrance to come in. Feel free to arrive about 15 minutes early.

• ** We will be in the sanctuary for this meeting which is air conditioned. The entrance is the same.**

Important: Check in at the registration table to sign in and pick up a raffle ticket for door prizes before finding a seat.


Backpacks and School Supplies Donations are due at this meeting. There is still time to make a backpack or pick up school supplies to donate! Click here for info and pattern.


QuiltCon Charity Quilt Survey for NJMQG Members Only: Have you taken our quick charity quilt survey yet? This information is needed to design the quilt. Please click here or on the Members Only tab above to participate.

The Members Only section is password protected. Please email njmqginfo at gmail dot com if you need the password.


• Call for Library assistance: Our librarian is unable to attend meetings for the next few months– we are in need of a temporary librarian to fill in while she is out. If interested, inquire with Vice President, Amy R. at the meeting on Thursday.


FREE table: Bring in the quilty items you no longer use and drop them on our FREE table at the beginning of the meeting. If your items are not taken, please bring them home with you.


Member Corner: Many of our members have their own creative businesses and services to offer. A designated table is provided 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!


Library: Have you have borrowed a book the NJMQG library? Books can be checked out for one month. If you borrowed a book from our library at the last meeting, remember to return it at this meeting.


• Refreshments: Consider bringing a light refreshment to share at the meeting. If you are able to do so, please comment below!


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

See you on Thursday!