May 2023 Guild Meeting

Hello Folx! We had a nice meeting for May. We had 43 people join us and got to do some show and tell again, yay!

As always we start with our business stuff. We postponed our treasurer’s report until next month, so Annette can give us the overview. Another Mid Atlantic Mod was successful and from what everyone says, sounds like everyone should try to enter that lottery!

We have our board election next month and Kathy gave us the overview of the candidates. Our treasurer position will be starting the 2nd year of term, so is not up for reelection.

Some announcements…

Check out the Bisa Butler show at the Jeffrey Dietch Gallery at 18 Wooster St, NYC. Until June 30. Her work is so unbelievably gorgeous! (I saw her show in Chicago and it made me cry) Check out more here

Show and Tell!

Made a Mid Mod for friend’s grandchild
Started in 2018 finished during covid- Kaffe stripes- Made for self!!
Scraps from quilt made for husband. Finishing up things started- pillowcases
Gifted to niece for wedding
Whole cloth quilt for twin
Whole cloth quilt for twin 2
Everbloom For Friend’s babies Low and behold
Experimenting with complex piecing
Class with Melanie- improv curved piecing Eye of the Tiger
Jame and Freebird
Bee blocks
Madison Montessori group project and fundraiser-combined felting and quilting

Next month’s meeting will be IN PERSON at our usual location. 10-4 Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd, Cedar Grove. We will have our meeting and then you can stay for the open sew! There is a fridge and a microwave if you bring lunch and plenty of places to order or run out to if you want to order. Of course we always appreciate when people bring snacks/drinks to share. If you are staying for the open sew, don’t forget to bring all the tools you need, including things like your power cords, glasses and extension cords!!

Hope you all stay well and keep getting crafty! Can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on!


January 2023 Meeting Recap

Hello quilty friends! Hope you’ve all had a lovely start to the new year. This month we had 50 people join us for our Zoom meeting. We welcomed some new friends to our guild with a special shout out to Mary Ann D, Daniel R, Cindy S, Pat B, Mary K, Pam F and Michelle.

We went over some quick guild business, because what we all were here for this month was a lecture from Heather Kojan. First things first, we could not continue without proudly congratulating our very own member and cofounder, Aleeda C. for being elected MQG Board President! We know she will put her heart and smarts into her role. Read more about it here!

Quiltcon is coming up. Thanks for Margy S. for once again taking the lead on all the coordinating for the Community Outreach Quilt. If you are going to be in Atlanta, Lenny is coordinating a meetup/group photo. Contact her to join in. For those of us not going to Quiltcon, we will be hosting an open sew over Zoom on Saturday, February 25. We’ll send out an email with that info soon.

We are in the middle of our guild renewal! Tell your friends! I may be biased, but we have the best guild around. Don’t forget to fill out the form AND then send the payment, either through Paypal, or check to the PO Box. To do that and find out more check it out here. We are hoping to have majority of the signups done by the end of January. We reset our roster in February.

We will be hosting a Needle Minder Swap! We will be sending out the sign ups and matching up partners soon. Then we will be swapping at our In Person Tea Party meeting/Open Sew in March.

Last, but certainly not least, we welcomed Heather Kojan for a lecture ahead of the Interleave Piecing class she was teaching on Saturday January 21.

Heather talked to us about Quilt Design. Her personal style is more modern traditional. During the pandemic she was quite a prolific quilter with about 20 quilts each in 2020 and 2021! Regarding quilt design she talked about 5 points. Inspiration (is everywhere!), Design Composition, Education, Selection and Construction and Documentation. It was lovely to have her with us and I hope everyone enjoyed!

Next month we will have our usual updates, as well as the quarterly treasurer’s report and show and tell! Send pictures of everything you’ve been working on to programs at njmqg dot com. We want to see all the quilty goodness!

Until next time, be well, stay crafty!