:: 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.
*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.
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.
:: June Happenings! ::
Antique/Vintage Quilts for June 2016 meeting
Members! Do you have any antique or vintage quilts you can share with our lovely group for our June 2016 meeting? Please be ready to share information about the quilt(s) if you have it. Do you know the history behind it? How did you acquire it? Do you use it? etc.
Executive Board Elections
Please check out the Members Only section of our blog for the nominees. Election will be held at the June 2016 guild meeting. If you are a paid guild member and need the password to log on, please email njmqginfo at gmail dot com.
When: June 11 – July 31, 2016 (on display from June 11 thru July 31, Sundays from 1-4pm and by appointment)
Where: The Crane House and Historic YWCA, 110 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ
Check out the Montclair Historical Society’s Events page for Opening Weekend Events.
*** On June 11 & 12 from 1-5pm there will be a Digital Preservation Event. You may bring
up to three quilts and have them professionally photographed and digitally preserved. Registration is required. Click here.***
International Quilt Festival presents Modern Quilt Guild Showcase
Deadline: June 17, 2016
From the MQG site: International Quilt Festival will feature quilts in a special exhibit, Modern Quilt Guild Showcase. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, November 3 – 6, 2016. Learn more.
QuiltCon East 2017 Catalog is available! Registration opens June 25th!