Thursday, March 23, 2017

March meeting recap

Once again, the members of the CJMQG converged in Hopewell to talk quilts!

Don't forget to sign up for the CJMQG shop hop bus trip! Open to members and nonmembers alike!

For this month's Member Spotlight, Krishma shared lots of pieces from her quilt journey. She started sewing at a young age on a treadle machine, and now she's a longarmer! Amazing.

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And here's what we saw in Show and Tell:
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13 Jamee14 Elaine
16 Laura S17 Laura S
18 Connie19 Jess S
20 Jess S21 Laura B
22 Laura B23 Lori

Members of the Guild Bee made nature-themed blocks for Jamee:
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The NewBee will be back next month as it begins its new round!

And finally, we only had two members show MQG Block of the Month blocks this time, but one was a doozy in terms of scale!
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Thursday, March 2, 2017

MQG SHOP HOP BUS TRIP

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017
Itinerary: (subject to minor changes)
  • Pick-up at Pennington Quilt Works. Bus leaves at 8:15 SHARP!!
Please park behind the store or off to the side
(Pick up to Shop #1 is 35 mi./ 45 min)
  • SHOP #1: THE ROUND BOBBIN QUILT SHOP – AMBLER, PA. 9:15-10:30
1126B Horsham Rd. Ambler, PA 19002
(www.roundbobbinquilts.com) (Shop 1 to 2 is 40 mi/ 45 min.)
215-367-5596 “Susan” owner
  • SHOP #2: NEEDLES & PINS – MULLICA HILL, NJ 11:15 – 12:30
533 Mullica Hill Rd. Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
(www.needles-pins-nj.com) (Shop 2 to 3 is 20 mi./30 min.)
856-218-7467
  • SHOP #3: THE QUILTED NEST – COLLINGSWOOD, NJ 1:00 – 1:45
807 Haddon Ave. Collingswood, NJ 081087
(www.thequiltednest.com) (Shop 3 to 4 is 20 mi./ 30 min.)
856-240-1410
  • STOP #4 THE VILLAGE QUILTER – MT HOLLY, NJ 2:15 – 3:00
10 Charles St., Mt Holly, NJ 08060 (other shops in area if you need a break from fabric)
(www.thevillagequilter.com) (Shop 4 to 5 is 7 mi./15 min)
609-265-0011 “Joyce Doenges” mgr
  • SHOP #5: OLDE CITY QUILTS – BURLINGTON, NJ 3:15 – 4:15
339 High St. Burlington, NJ 08016 (www.oldecityquilts.com)
609-747-0075 (Shop 5 to 6 is 23 mi./ 45 min.)
  • SHOP #6: PENNINGTON QUILT WORKS – PENNINGTON, NJ Return 5:15PM
7 Tree Farm Rd., Pennington, NJ 08534 (www.penningtonquilts.com)
609-737-4321
Jan has agreed to staff beyond normal closing hours for bus trip shopping.
Price: $40. pp Bus is a 56 passenger bus and price is based on a sellout.
Full payment is due with reservation.
Includes: All bus transportation between shops in A/C coach w/ bathroom, Custom Honeybaked Ham box lunch, driver gratuity, snacks/drinks. Plenty of storage for your purchases!!!

Questions & Reservations contact: Cheryl Ludwig - contact info on Bigtent
Click here for the Honeybaked Ham lunch order form

Thursday, February 16, 2017

February Meeting Recap

It's February in New Jersey, a great time to get snuggled in your quilts and read about our last meeting!

As we came in, we were greeted by personalized cookies to celebrate our Spark Joy event. AMAZING!
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We had announcements about some upcoming events, including two workshops that members can sign up for right now, see the News section of Bigtent for details. Reminder that going forward members are responsible for their own name tags - you can keep using the printed ones, or you can make a quilty one. If you forget yours, we will have HELLO MY NAME IS stickers handy.

QuiltCon is next week! Several of our members will be attending, and we hope everyone gets in the fun on Instagram and other social media.

The Quilt and Sewing Fest of New Jersey will be held in Somerset March 2-5, and will feature a special exhibit of work by member Jess Skultety, if you would like to attend!

The members who already made their name tags shared them, and I apologize for not gathering them together for a photo. Next month!

Our members shared their recent work from the MQG's Block of the Month:
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The Guild Bee made asterisk blocks for Lee:
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The NewBee made these colorful blocks for Mada:
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This month we had a Valentine Challenge! Make any size quilt you want, with a valentine theme:
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Here are some of the things our members brought in for Show and Tell:
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After Show and Tell, we had our break, and opened up our Spark Joy event. Members had tables set up with items they no longer wanted that were sorted for free, for sale, or for silent auction. We hope that everyone who participated had fun!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

January Meeting Recap

Hello again and welcome to 2017! May it be quilty.

A reminder to members: please update your contact information on your Bigtent profile to make sure you receive any emergency information (like meeting cancellations due to snow).

We held our board elections for 2017. For Secretary, Helaine Lobman. Treasurer, Beth Carmody. Vice President, Laura Schafer. Neva will continue as President. Congratulations and thank you for volunteering!

The new year of the Guild Bee began with Lee handing out her packets.

The NewBee finished blocks for Cheryl:
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Only one entrant in the MQG BOM:
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Show and Tell happens in the middle of meetings now, so we have more opportunity to examine the quilts up close!
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And then!! Our annual Secret Quilter Gift Exchange!
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4-7 secret quilter4-8 secret quilter
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And finally, our QuiltCon Charity Quilt has been bound and labeled and will be off to QuiltCon soon!!
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