Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November meeting recap

November already! First, have a few things to remind our members as the year ends. Dues for 2018 must be paid to the treasurer (Beth) by December 31. The WIP It Up contest also ends December 31, so remember to fill out the form for each quilt you finish. Nominations for the 2018 board were taken at this meeting and we will accept more nominations at the December meeting, to be voted on in January.

Our annual fall retreat was held November 3-5th. We had almost a dozen attendees, saw lots of finished projects, and a great time was had by all. Keep an eye out for announcements for future retreats.

Speaking of the retreat, that's where Jess S finished the quilting of our QuiltCon Charity Quilt! She showed us before giving it to the next person who will do the binding.
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This month we had a Fall Mug Rug Swap. How cute are they?
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Here's what we saw in Show and Tell:
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We had a discussion about some of our favorite time-saving techniques for sewing, including things like glue basting and chain piecing.

Finally, the Guild Bee sewed Swoon blocks for Laura B!
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Monday, October 30, 2017

Reminder: Seeking Local Talent for 2018 Workshops!

If you would like to teach a 3 or 6 hour workshop (Modern quilting or very closely related) to our guild we would love to hear from you no later than November 15th.

NO MORE THAN TWO WORKSHOP PROPOSALS CAN BE SUBMITTED

Please send:

Name of modern class/workshop 
How long the class will be: 3 or 6 hours
Detailed description of what will be taught.
Sample supply list for class including costs if attendees need to purchase specific items.
ONE advertising photo (.jpg) for each workshop
Teaching fee & other costs requested

*Note: classes would be taught on Saturdays at Neshanic Reformed Church in Hillsborough so we can maximize attendance.

Send proposals to centraljerseymqg@gmail.com by the November 15th deadline. 

Thank you!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October Meeting Recap

Hello! Let's recap October's CJMQG meeting!

First, some reminders for members. We have begun collecting dues for 2018, and they need to be submitted to the treasurer by December 31st. At November's meeting, it's time for board nominations. We will also have a fall mug rug swap! Info can be found in the news section of Bigtent.

We saw some progress on our QuiltCon Charity Quilt - the top is all together!
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This is what we saw during Show and Tell. Check out our members' various talents!
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The NewBee made blocks for Michele:
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The Guild Bee made blocks for Maggie:
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And we ended our meeting with a demo from Juanda about how to build a ladder for displaying quilts in your home! Thanks Juanda!
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See you next month!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Seeking Local Talent for 2018 Workshops

If you would like to teach a 3 or 6 hour workshop (Modern quilting or very closely related) to our guild we would love to hear from you no later than November 15th.

NO MORE THAN TWO WORKSHOP PROPOSALS CAN BE SUBMITTED

Please send:

Name of modern class/workshop 
How long the class will be: 3 or 6 hours
Detailed description of what will be taught.
Sample supply list for class including costs if attendees need to purchase specific items.
ONE advertising photo (.jpg) for each workshop
Teaching fee & other costs requested

*Note: classes would be taught on Saturdays at Neshanic Reformed Church in Hillsborough so we can maximize attendance.

Send proposals to centraljerseymqg@gmail.com by the November 15th deadline. 

Thank you!

Monday, September 18, 2017

September meeting recap

Hello once again, all you quilty people out there. Welcome to another meeting recap post! We had a lot of stuff to show at this meeting, and I know you love pictures..

First, here are some more of the blocks for our QuiltCon Charity Quilt!
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Last month, our guild hosted a workshop on Modern Organic Shapes taught by Jessica Levitt. One participant brought in her lovely quilt top to show us.
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This summer, Janet organized some of our members into a Summer Bee Swap. Each person in the swap picked a color scheme and a block. The swappers made their chosen block in everyone else's color schemes, and then the blocks were distributed at the meeting. Here are some of the blocks and colors:
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Here's what we saw in Show and Tell:
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This month we had a challenge to make a quilt inspired by a song lyric, poem, or saying, preferably without using words in the design. Here's what we saw:
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The Guild Bee made blocks for Christine:
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The NewBee brought in some of last month's blocks as well as this month's:
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Thanks for reading! See you again next month!

Monday, August 21, 2017

August meeting recap!

Hello from sticky Central New Jersey! Let's recap our August meeting!

We started bringing in finished blocks for our QuiltCon Charity Quilt. Please return all blocks to Jess S. at the September meeting or make other arrangements to get them back to her ASAP!
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Lindsay is collecting blue and green 10.5" log cabin blocks for quilts to give to some Bucks County families affected by a recent tragedy. Here are some our members brought in.
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This month's swap was adorable: PINCUSHIONS!
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The Guild Bee made large paper pieced blocks for Juanda:
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The NewBee made blocks for Cathy:
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Then, as always, we had Show and Tell:
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And finally, our meeting wrapped up with Juanda giving a demo on how to build a portable design wall out of curtain rods. Thanks, Juanda!
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