Wednesday, May 22, 2019

May meeting recap

Hello everyone! This month's meeting was held May 8 at Pennington Quilt Works.

Jamee let us know that entries for the Keystone Quilters show in October are open to the public. You can submit quilts using the form found at this link.

Handmade Hopewell, which was mentioned in last month's post, has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 2, 10am-4pm, on Seminary Ave in Hopewell. You'll find some of our members among the vendors!

Signups for the fall retreat are open to members! It's November 1-3, at Hyatt House Branchburg. Please see more details on Groupworks; send checks to Christine to reserve a spot.

We'll have a workshop this summer on the Retreat Bag, led by Janet, who showed some samples to introduce the class.
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For June's meeting, we've challenged members to make a modern spring-themed pillow. Janneke described and demonstrated a few different methods of creating pillow covers. Jamee added a few instructional links to Groupworks if you need help!
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This month the completed quilts from the 2018 Bee were due! Great job everyone! There was a raffle prize - finish those quilts for next year!!
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Speaking of bees, this month's Guild Bee made blocks for Linda.
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Then we had a lot of blocks for our Improv QAL. This month's theme was curves.
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Finally, Show and Tell!
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Thursday, April 25, 2019

April meeting recap

Hi everyone! Great news for members - all quilts submitted to our exhibition at PNQE at Oaks have been accepted!

Bee quilts are due at the May 8 meeting if you want to be included in the prize drawing. We are having a spring theme pillow/pillow cover challenge for the June meeting. We'll be discussing pillows at the May meeting but you can get started on it now!

Some other events of possible interest: two of our members will be vending at Handmade Hopewell on Seminary Ave on Sunday, May 5, 10am-4pm. There will be a quilt show on Saturday, May 18th, in Toll Gate Grammar School during Pennington Day. Admission is $1.

This month the Guild Bee made blocks for Neva.
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We showed our crumb blocks for the Improv QAL.
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Then we had a Make Do Swap. Participants chose a bag of scraps at random (no peeking!) last month, and then used the scraps to make a small project for the swap.
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We asked Elaine to give a trunk show of her journey as a quiltmaker.
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And last but not least, Show and Tell!
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