Wednesday, January 23, 2013

January Meeting Recap

*Pictures from the December meeting have been posted here, and can also be seen in our Flickr group!*

First, we unanimously voted in our new 2013 officers! They are:
President: Jessica Levitt
Vice President: Jessica Skultety
Secretary: Kathy Stanish
Treasurer: Kristina Bobo

Cheers to the 2nd year of the Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild! We've already had a board meeting and are excited to start another year of events, swaps, challenges, and lots and lots of fabric... who are we kidding?

General Announcements:
  • Dues ($50 for the year) must be paid ASAP. You may send them to Kristina - if you don't have her address, email the account.
  • Come to the February meeting with more ideas for the rest of the year - and think about if you want to teach a short demo lesson at a meeting.
  • QuiltCon, the first convention of the Modern Quilt Guild, is only a month away!
  • The charity blocks will be available to take home at the next meeting, if you'd like to make a large lap quilt.
  • We had our Sewcial at Jess L.'s house last Saturday - we ate, sewed, and chatted - AND gave mini lessons to each other on random sewing techniques. Join us for our next one, in either February or March!
We had our Secret Quilter Handmade Gift Exchange! All who wanted to be included received another member of the guild and made them a present based on their suggestions. It's safe to say this was a resounding success - we really do have an amazingly talented group of quilters! (pictures to come)

Spotlight this month was on Myra Corbett. She shared many of her quilts with us and the stories behind them (here are just a few):

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Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild, this challenge is to make anything out of the Madrona Road fabrics by Violet Craft. The current international entries are here, and the FINISHED entries for consideration are here. Our guild's individual challenge was "detail" - however you want to interpret that. Our guild can share their work at the January or February meetings. More to come in another blog post.

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Finally, we had show and tell. (more pictures to come!)

February 12 Meeting Preview:
Discussion: Labels. Bring a quilt to show how you label it, or come ready to talk about your technique!
Spotlight on Lori Saporito
Challenge: Madrona Road

-Jess S.