Friday, December 26, 2014

December Meeting Recap

Our December meeting was jam-packed! Most of our guild business has moved to our monthly newsletter through MailChimp, which is free. Members, if you haven't received a newsletter yet from December, please email me.

Upcoming events:


  • January Meeting - Tues., Jan. 13, 2015 - 6:30 (optional social/shop time), 7-9:30, Pennington Quilt Works (see more at the bottom of this post)
  • Hopewell Train Station Sewcial – Sun., Jan. 18  - FULL – email centraljerseymqg@gmail.com to get on the waitlist
  • Cloud 9 Fabrics – Michelle Engel Bencsko – Lecture and Organic Fabric/Quilt Trunk Show - Saturday, January 31 from 1-2 pm at Pennington Quilt Works - free for members, $5 guests
  • February Meeting - Tues., Feb. 10, 2015 - 6:30 (optional social/shop time), 7-9:30, Pennington Quilt Works
  • Quilt Fest of NJ XI (and our Modern Quilts exhibit!) - March 5-8, 2015, Garden State Exhibit Center
  • Hopewell Train Station Sewcial - Saturday, March 21, 10-4:30 (unofficial time)
  • Mid-Atlantic Mod Retreat– April 23-26  


 

Meeting:

We voted on a new Guild Quilt-A-Long/Block of the Month for 2015. All the info is here (and at the top of the blog under "2015 Guild Quilt-A-Long"). We are so excited to start! Please bring your fabric picks and/or your January block to the January meeting. You could also complete the Jan. and Feb. blocks for the Feb. meeting, and one for each month afterwards. 

Our Dec. meeting marked the end of our 2014 Guild QAL using Modern Mondays. Please bring in your quilts when you finish them so we can see them!


KMQG Block of the Month 2012



-Discussion: Favorite sewing classes/resources online - We used the projector and our laptops to explore recommendations from members. All links have been updated under the "links" tab at the top of the blog. Enjoy!

-Challenge: Bring in a gift you are making for the holidays. Here's Elaine's stockings and my quilt for my niece:





- 2nd round of the CJMQG bee - members brought in blocks for Tatiana's quilt.  



Teddi's block, above, and Neva's, below



-Show and Tell



















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 January Meeting/Party

Welcome to the CJMQG's fourth year!
 Tuesday 1/13/15 - 7:00-9:30 @ Pennington Quiltworks
(6:30 - optional shop/social time)

Guests welcome, as always! See our guest policy in the "about" tab.

-Elections for 2015 Officers. Be there to cast your vote and celebrate the new board!
-Quilt-o (quilt bingo) with prizes from Pennington Quilt Works! Thanks, Jan!
-Secret Quilter Gift Exchange/Swap
-Jessica Levitt's Fabric Challenge Intro
-Bee
-New Guild Quilt-A-Long for 2015 (bring fabric selection and/or first block). See info here: http://centraljerseymqg.blogspot.com/p/2014-guild-bom.html
-Show and Tell

Please note that the January newsletter will be sent to your email through MailChimp a few days before the meeting. Please let me know if you haven't received anything from MailChimp yet.
 
Happy New Year! See you in January!
Jess S.


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