Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July meeting recap

In past years we didn't have an official meeting in the month of July, but earlier this year we voted to have one. We shortened up the business aspects of the meeting and capped it off with games!

Reminder to members that registration for our fall retreat is ongoing and will open to non-members beginning in August, so if you want to make sure you get a spot, send your check to the treasurer (Beth) ASAP!

First, here's everyone with the one hour baskets they received in the swap with the North Jersey MQG. Thank you, NJMQG!!!
one hour baskets

The Guild Bee made blocks for Mada:
guild bee

The NewBee made blocks for Juanda:
NewBee

Melanie Tuazon recently did a workshop for her Trill pattern with us. Here are some of the results!
Trill workshop results

As always, Show and Tell!!
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Then we closed out the night playing games, including Pin the Power Cord on the Sewing Machine, Hot Potato, and Left Right Center!
games - hot potato
games - left right center

Friday, June 16, 2017

June meeting recap

Hello June! We are back again, with another meeting recap post full of lovely work by our talented members.

Finished quilts from last year's round of the NewBee were due at this meeting. Great job, NewBee!
newbee finished quilts

Finished quilts from our 2016 Patchwork City Quilt-A-Long were also due. Nice work!
patchwork city qal finished quilts 1
patchwork city finished quilts 2

Members participating in the One Hour Basket Swap with the NJMQG handed in their packages at this meeting. So here's a sneak preview of Laura S. with all the bags..
one hour basket swap

What did we see in Show and Tell? Just these beauties..
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Laura B. volunteered to do a Member Spotlight at this meeting, where she shared pieces from her quilting journey, and talked about the things she has learned, and the way her style has evolved. Here are a few selections.
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The Guild Bee made paper pieced blocks for Susan:
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The NewBee made blocks for Kim:
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We will see you again in July! Members, don't forget: we're meeting on July 10th!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

May Meeting Recap

Please accept my profuse apologies on the lateness of this recap post! Our next meeting is.. tomorrow night. Life got in the way.

Reminders for members: registration for upcoming workshops and our retreat is ongoing, please check Bigtent for details. We need your Pantone challenge quilts for exhibitions, so please bring them in at the June meeting if you haven't yet. And finally, we voted to have a meeting in July, so we'll see you on the 10th!

At this meeting, finished 2016 Guild Bee quilts were due! Most of these had already been brought in for Show and Tell, so we chose not to photograph them again. But here's Neva's!
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Lots of glorious quilts for Show and Tell, as usual..

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Two more Pantone Challenge quilts were part of Show and Tell:
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The NewBee made blocks for Sarah that she designed!
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The Guild Bee made star blocks for Beth:
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See you again soon!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Pantone Color of the Year Challenge

We had such a great response to our Pantone Color of the Year Challenge that we wanted to give it its own blog post! Pantone's Color of the Year for 2017 is Greenery.

First, we wanted to thank Pennington Quilt Works for their generous donation of a bolt of Kona Lime for the guild to use in the challenge. Each member who signed up received a piece of the fabric to use to make an 18x18" modern quilt. There weren't any specific directions except to have fun playing, so the quilts our members came back with showcase styles across a broad spectrum.

Second, we are proud to announce the quilts will be shown in a special exhibition at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza in Oaks, PA September 14-17, 2017! They're going to look so great hanging together! (Members: you'll get a message soon about the information needed from you for the display.) Big thanks to Janet for making this all happen!

Third.. the pictures! There were a TON of quilts - it looks like we'll have about thirty for the show - so we tried to break them into little groups so you can see better.

Pantone Color of the Year Challenge

Pantone Color of the Year Challenge

Pantone Color of the Year Challenge

Pantone Color of the Year Challenge

Pantone Color of the Year Challenge

Pantone Color of the Year Challenge

Pantone Color of the Year Challenge

Great job everyone!