Monday, January 18, 2016

January Meeting Recap

Our January meeting is typically our end-of-the-year celebration. This meeting was an exciting one, full of wrapping up and new beginnings!


Elections: Our new board for 2016 will begin at the February meeting!
President: Neva Asinari (@somelikeitquilted)
Vice President: Christina DiMarco (@free2bslah)
Secretary: Laura Schafer (@helloquilts)
Treasurer: Krishma Patel (@krishmaquilts)

Congrats to the new board!! We can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

Also, we have new appointed positions for 2016 - thank you for volunteering!

Photographer/Webmaster: Maggie Schreiter
Hospitality: Jamee Pemberton, Janet Bergman, Teddi Munslow, Lynn Pilquist, Connie Stephens, and Linda Schulz
Philanthropy: Lori Saporito and Janneke Van Der Ree


Laura Bennett shared the QuiltCon charity quilt. Thank you to all those who made blocks, Laura for designing and organizing, and Krishma for quilting. The quilt is on its way to QuiltCon Pasadena!

finished charity quilt

Our WIP It Up Contest ended! All the prizes are listed here. Thank you to Pennington Quilt Works, Windham Fabrics, Cloud 9 Fabrics, and Aurifil for donating prizes, and congrats to all those who finished quilts this year!

wip it up drawing winners

We held the largest swap of the year, the Secret Quilter Holiday swap. 24 members participated this year! It was a blast. Here are some of the pictures from the swap - see our Instagram account, @cjmqg, or our Flickr group for more.

Yes, you saw that right - in that last picture, Jamee made Catherine an entire QUILT! Wow!!

Though it was tough to top that display, as always, we had show and tell.

showntell susan

Susan finished her Saturday Sampler from 2014!

showntell krishma

Krishma shared her response to the poaching of Cecil the lion.

showntell lori 1

Lori had a lot of fun with Liberty fabrics, and it shows!

showntell jamee 1

Jamee made this bright and lovely medallion-like quilt.

There are more pictures from show and tell here!

Get ready for a great 5th year of the CJMQG!

February Meeting

Guests welcome, as always!

Please see our guest policy here.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
6:30 optional shop/social time, 7-9:30 meeting time
Pennington Quilt Works, Pennington, NJ
  • Swap: Modern Valentines (mug rugs, pillow cover, bunting, table runner, anything you want Valentines themed)
  • Demo: Faux Piped Machine Binding Tutorial given by Elaine Hagaman
  • Discussion: Patchwork City Quilt-A-Long 2016 - Bring in samples of the fabric/color story and tell us what layout options from the back of the book or your own alternate grid work you will be using for your quilt.
  • Update on our guild mini quilt display at the Hillsborough Library
  • CJMQG Bee - Bring back and display Beth Carmody's  blocks and Janneke will hand our her instructions.
  • Challenge for March: Finish up your 2015 Guild Quilt-A-Long quilts
  • Show and Tell

-Jess S.