Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April Meeting Recap

Our April meeting was full of quilts, as usual! Look for the May newsletter for all guild business and reminders (it will be sent out the first weekend of May). If you aren't a guild member, you can still sign up for all the latest on the left sidebar.

Upcoming Events:
  • NJ Quilt Shop Hop - Apr. 24 - May 3rd
  • Texas Quilt Museum Modern Quilt Exhibit - submission deadline is April 30
  • Riley Blake MQG Fabric challenge - continues through spring
  • May Meeting - Tues., May 12, 6:30 shop/social time, 7-9:30 meeting, Pennington Quilt Works, Pennington, NJ (see bottom for more info)
  • Cloud 9 Fabrics CJMQG Mini Quilt Challenge: May - August meeting. Fabric will be passed out to those who signed up earlier in the year at the May meeting. Thanks to Cloud 9 for sponsoring!
  • Technology and Quilts Workshop taught by Jessica Skultety - FREE to guild members, $5 guests, Sat. May 6 from 2-4 pm at Pennington Quilt Works - members, please RSVP here
  • Walking Foot Quilting Workshop taught by Melanie Tuazon - Sunday, June 7 from 9:30 to 12, Hopewell Train Station (MAX 15 students, pay $12 at April meeting or after, guild members priority) - SOLD OUT
  • June Sewcial/Sewing Day - Sunday, June 7, Hopewell Train Station, 12 pm - ? (end time TBA), max. 20 quilters

Challenge: Jessica Levitt, our Vice President, chose the winners of her Cascade Fabric challenge. Thanks to Windham Fabrics and Jessica for sponsoring prizes! Jessica will post a full recap on her blog soon. Congrats to the winners!

1st place: Sand Dunes of Tattori by Krishma Patel (left)

2nd place by Elaine Hagaman

Bee: House blocks for Andy! We're now taking sign ups for the third CJMQG Bee, starting in August. Great job paper piecing, bee members!

Low volume fabric swap: Over 20 members brought a yard (but into 6x10" blocks) of low volume fabric to swap with others. Create a

Guild Quilt-A-Long: April blocks. We're still going strong with many members (even more than this) keeping up!

Challenge: New-to-you quilting techniques

Inspired by Carolyn Friedlander

Show and Tell:


 Jess S.

 Jess L. (mini for Mid-Atlantic Mod mini quilt swap)

 Linda (Cascade Challenge)


 Janet (Cascade Challenge)

May Meeting

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
6:30 optional shop/social time, 7-9:30 meeting time
Pennington Quilt Works, Pennington, NJ

Guests welcome, as always! Please see our guest policy here.
 Members, please RSVP here.
-Recap Mid-Atlantic Mod Retreat

-Swap/Challenge– low volume mug rug make a mug rug with low volume fabrics to blind swap with another guild member (can use other fabrics like solids or brights as an accent)

 -Start Cloud 9 Fabrics Cirrus Solids Mini Quilt Challenge, sponsored by Cloud 9 Fabrics (due at August meeting) - fabric will be passed to those who signed up

-Bias strip applique lesson – Jess Levitt

-Turn in purple flower blocks for Mott Hall Bridges Academy to Lori

-Guild QAL – May blocks

-Show and Tell

See you then!
    -Jess S.