Saturday, January 24, 2015

January Meeting Recap

Our January meeting/party was a blast! We had so much fun playing Quilt Bingo (three gift certificates were donated by Jan of Pennington Quilt Works, plus she has been hosting us for three years - thank you, Jan!). We also had our epic Secret Quilter Gift Exchange with a whopping 20 participants! Remember, members have access to our monthly newsletter, which I send out before the next meeting. The newsletter contains news, reminders, events, shout outs, meeting agendas, pictures, and anything else that might come up. Look for the February newsletter in a couple of weeks!

CJMQG January 2015  

Upcoming Events:
  • 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 - Members can RSVP here
  • Lunch and Kaffe Fassett and Liza Lucy Quilt Exhibit Visit - Sunday, Feb. 8, Phillipsburg, NJ and Lafayette College - Members, info and RSVP is here
  • February Meeting - Tues., Feb. 10, 2015 - 6:30 (optional social/shop time), 7-9:30, Pennington Quilt Works (see bottom of post)
  • QuiltCon - Austin, TX, Feb. 19-22
  • Quilt Fest of NJ XI (and our Modern Quilts exhibit!) - March 5-8, 2015, Garden State Exhibit Center - we're on the special exhibits page!
  • Hopewell Train Station Sewcial - Saturday, March 21, 10-4:30 (unofficial time)
  • Mid-Atlantic Mod Retreat– April 23-26

CJMQG January 2015


  • Dues are due – send to Kristina (email us for her address) - $50. Click here to see our membership benefits!
  • Quilts are due at the Feb. meeting for the NJ QuiltFest XI exhibit.
  • Please fill out our End of Year Survey and help us plan for 2015!
  • Jessica Levitt's fabric challenge has started and continues on through March 31! Those who signed up received fabric at this meeting. Use the hashtag #cascadefabricchallenge on Instagram to share your progress/finishes (also tag #cjmqg so the whole guild can see!).
Elections for the 2015 year:
Jessica Skultety - President
Jessica Levitt - Vice President
Kristina Bobo - Treasurer
Laura Schafer - Secretary

Thanks to Kathy Stanish for all of her work as secretary! Welcome, Laura!

CJMQG January 2015
^Playing quilt bingo

2015 Quilt-A-Long - we shared our first blocks! Please, join in at anytime!

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Bee - our bee members received two blocks (one to be finished for Feb., one for March).

Secret Quilter Gift Exchange - here are some pictures from the event. Participants filled out a survey about their preferences for gifts. There were mini quilts, table runners, scarves, pouches, purses, and more! Thanks, everyone, for making this our 3rd successful holiday swap!

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Show and Tell 

CJMQG January 2015

Thank you Laura for the pictures! You can see all of the pictures from this meeting in the CJMQG Flickr pool.

February Meeting
 Tuesday, Feb. 10
6:30 optional social/shop time, 7-9:30 meeting
Pennington Quilt Works, Pennington, NJ

-Hand in quilts for QuiltFest XI showcase
-Introduction to WIP It Up contest for 2015
-NEW* - Scrap swap
-Discussion/presentation: Color of the Year (Marsala)
-Treasurer Report - 2014
-Challenge: Jessica Levitt’s Cascade fabric challenge (final due date: March)
-Discuss charity initiative – Lori S.
-Guild QAL – February blocks
-Show and tell

-Jess S.

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