Tuesday, January 28, 2014

February Meeting Agenda and RSVP

Our February Meeting will be on:
 Tuesday, February 11, 7 - 9:30pm
Pennington Quilt Works, Pennington, NJ

Members, please RSVP HERE!

Join us! At this meeting, we will:
•Have a presentation on free motion quilting (tools, inspiration, ideas) with Neva and Jess S.
•Have an open discussion about free motion quilting -- think of a goal you would like to achieve with FMQ, and/or bring an example of your FMQ to show and discuss
Swap: Modern Valentines! (mug rugs, pillow cover, bunting, table runner, anything you want, Valentines themed)
Challenge: Riley Blake (last meeting to share before deadline)
•Share our next blocks from the guild BOM -- 42quilts.com
•Review end-of-year survey results
•Listen to a treasurer report from Kristina about 2013 finances
•Collect ALL show quilts with sleeves and labels -- see acceptance email for information

Guests welcome! Please email centraljerseymqg(at)gmail(dot)com to let us know you are coming.

-Jess S.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sewcial in Hopewell - pics!

We all had a great time sewing together at the Hopewell Train Station earlier this month! We try to hold an informal sewcial every month - sometimes at a public place, sometimes at a volunteer member's home. If you know of a place near you that would accommodate a slew of us for a weekend day (at a low cost), feel free to email me!

 Michelle and Beth working hard!

Some of our members were working on their blocks for our guild's Block of the Month (BOM) - see here for more information.

 Jess actually made this block, too... silly Robin. :)

Kathleen and I were both making quilts with Laurie Wisbrun's Brr! Kathleen was quilting all day.

Lori was making a scrappy trip along. Awesome! Can't wait to see this one.

Amy was working on a bag - Elizabeth Hartman's Sewing Circle Tote! It is sooo pretty - you have to see this in person!

Krishma just spruced up/remodeled this 1908 Singer! It's absolutely gorgeous!

Random pressing table picture. :)

Sonia was finishing up her amazing solids (and like solids) quilt top!

Alison got so much done. We were all in awe!

 Welcome to one of our newest members, Kim!

Miggie was hard at work all day, too!

 Carol busy cutting.

Neva was my table partner :) She was doing an awful lot of paper piecing!

Guess I shouldn't always stay behind the camera :) Thanks for the picture, Lori!

Please join us next time!

-Jess S.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

2014 BOMs on the 'net, and Sewcial Time Change

Hi all! Can't wait to see many of you at the sewcial tomorrow. There are 19 spots filled, and our max is 20. Please be aware that the sewcial is now from 10-5, not 9-5.

Click here to see a great post by Craftsy, which highlights the many Block of the Months going on this coming year! Hope you're considering our own guild BOM, too :)

-Jess S.

Monday, January 6, 2014

January Meeting Reminder!

Join us for our January meeting - Tuesday January 14, 7 - 9:30 pm at Pennington Quilt Works.
RSVP: http://www.bigtent.com/home/calendar/event/82750827

PLEASE remember your dues if you didn't already pay. We have to renew with the national guild so we'll have to remove anyone who doesn't pay their dues.

At this meeting we will:
- elect our new officers
- exchange our secret quilter gifts
- have a discussion on needles (bring examples of both hand sewing and machine needles to share)
- share the blocks we've started for our Quilt Along (QAL) - see email
- regular business and show and tell

 See you then!
-Jess S.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Sewcial - Hopewell!

Hi all,
Lori S. has graciously organized another sewcial for members in two weeks, before our next meeting! Come hang out with us for the day, get lunch in downtown Hopewell, and finish up your Secret Quilter Gift Swap items (or anything else you are working on).

  • Sunday, January 12, 9-5
  • Hopewell Train Station (pretty close to Pennington Quilt Works) - Broad St., Hopewell, NJ
  • 20 members MAXIMUM due to space (2 per large table, tables and chairs provided)
  • Free to go!
  • RSVP for your spot here: http://www.bigtent.com/home/calendar/event/82680184

We had an awesome time last time. Looking forward to seeing everyone! Happy New Year!
-Jess S.