Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November Meeting Recap

Our November meeting was quite a busy one! 

Swap: Our members made fall or winter themed potholders for the blind swap! Here is a picture of the makers with their makes before the swap. Great job everyone!

Scrap Swap: We have a huge plastic bin that we bring to a couple meeting a year. Members can bring their fabric scraps in a plastic bag and swap them with whatever they want from the bin. Vultures, I tell you!

Lori and Jess have their game faces on.

Challenge: Neva shared her reverse applique piece, which she is teaching at Mid-Atlantic Mod in April (by the way, all CJMQG spots are full for the retreat, but general registration is open on Dec. 2 for anyone).

Lesson: I gave a lesson on Alternate Gridwork in Modern Quilting. It's one of the parts of the Modern Quilt Guild's definition of modern quilting, and it's also one of the easiest ways to modernize your quilts. See the quilts below for some examples and this post for resources.

 Sisterhood Quilt

Sisters' Ten QAL by AnneMarie Chany

Block of the Month: Kathleen finished her whole quilt!! Great job, Kathleen!

Here are blocks from September, October, and November. Our members are still going strong!

 Bee: Kim R. requested bookshelf blocks, and our members responded! Look at all the unique details!

 Show and Tell:

Tatiana's slice and insert quilt from the Jacquie Gering class

Christina's quilt


December Meeting
Guests welcome, as always!
Please see our guest policy here.
Tuesday, December 8
6:30 optional shop/social time, 7-9:30 meeting time
Pennington Quilt Works, Pennington, NJ
-Pay dues for 2016 - $50 to "Central Jersey MQG"

-Collect mini quilts from Cloud 9 Fabric challenge for display in February - include your name on the back and "Central Jersey MQG"

-Discussion: Favorite quilt blocks - feel free to bring examples - we can talk about both traditional and modern uses

-Swap: Solid fabrics  - purchase a yard of fabric and cut into (24) - 6"x10" bricks and you'll receive 23 back to use for a February solids challenge (or whatever you choose!)

-Challenge: Share a sewn gift you are giving this holiday season

-CJMQG Bee - 3rd round

-Guild QAL – December Blocks

-Show and Tell


See you then!

-Jess S.