Saturday, December 19, 2015

December Meeting Recap

Our last meeting of the year was packed with fabric, discussion, friends, and of course, quilts!

Discussion: We presented our favorite traditional quilt blocks, which we can use in so many versatile ways as modern quilters!

Kathleen chose Anna Maria Horner's feather from her free Feather Bed pattern.

 Jamee showed us many versions of her favorite, the log cabin.

 Jamee also whipped out this lovely Hunter's Star quilt when another member mentioned it. :)

Swap: At the break, 23 members swapped 6x10" bricks of solids of their choice. Now we have a gorgeous rainbow of solids to play with!

Can you believe how alike our minds think? Thanks for the picture, Kathleen!

Block of the Month: We're almost finished with the KMQG Block of the Month! 2 members showed off their December blocks, and few members brought their completed quilts.

 Neva and Meg


We also chose our next Block of the Month: Patchwork City by Elizabeth Hartman! Books that were ordered from Pennington Quilt Works at the meeting will be delivered at the January meeting. First blocks for the BOM will be due in February. This is an optional, laid back BOM - more info coming shortly!

Bee: Members made "Love Where You Live" blocks for Laura B, based on New Jersey. Wow! Check out their talent. Amazing job, bee members!

Challenge: We shared gifts we are making for the holidays.

 Lindsay is making rope bowls!

Maggie hand-stitched cardigans.

 Kristina is making this graphic quilt to gift!

Show and Tell:

 Lori's graphic quilt that she's keeping all for herself!

Every year, Lori (left) raffles off one of her quilts on Facebook to those who make a donation of time or money to a local charity. Our very own Lee was the winner this year!

Laura Petrovich-Cheney brought one of her wood quilts for us to marvel at! Her work is currently exhibited at the Michener Museum in Doylestown, PA, amongst several other venues. We're excited to welcome Laura as one of our new members for 2016!

 Kathleen shared this lovely quilt made from Amy Butler fabrics.

 Michele showed us this purple stunner.

We gifted Meg a red tablerunner as part of our Quiltmakers program.

Jessica L. shared her finished project from the Jacquie Gering workshop!


January Meeting
Welcome to Year 5 of the CJMQG!

Guests welcome, as always!
Please see our guest policy here.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
6:30 optional shop/social time, 7-9:30 meeting time
Pennington Quilt Works, Pennington, NJ

-Board Elections - be there to cast your vote and celebrate the new board!!

-Dues are due! $50 to Central Jersey MQG by this meeting

-Collect mini quilts from Cloud 9 Fabric challenge for February - include your name on the back and "Central Jersey MQG" - this is the last day to collect them for the Hillsborough Library display

-WIP It Up Contest prize drawings

-Swap: Secret Quilter Holiday Swap

-CJMQG Bee - 3rd round

-Guild QAL – work on your quilts for March!

-Show and Tell

See you then!

A peek at some of the prizes for the WIP It Up Contest! More soon!

-Jess S.