Thursday, October 25, 2012

October meeting was lively!

Lots of discussion about business items, projects in the works, and show and tell from antique to modern!  

Dues, a necessary evil if we are to function as a group, will be $25 for a year. We started officially meeting in June, so it seems sensible to have dues be renewable in June.  Once you have paid (and gotten the first four months for free - LOL) you will be official and Peggy
will inscribe you in the list on her computer. She has kindly volunteered to keep the membership list - thanks, Peggy!! We also decided that new people can come to two meetings without paying but then have to join if they want to come again and be part of our NNJMQ.

So - bring checks or cash to the November meeting and you'll be official till June 2013. 

Other things:

  • We need batting for the quilts we are making (Lonely Crayons) and other group activities. Fairfield was having a sale on their roll batting 100% cotton - 90" x 20 yds that retails for around $250. I was able to get it wholesale and on sale for the guild's use for $99.95 plus around $9 shipping. Yay!  It is now standing in my front hall. I'll bring it to the next meeting so we can cut what we need and then if anybody wants to volunteer to be Royal Keeper of the Batting, that would be great.
  • Kelli is spearheading the QuiltCon charity quilt project, so if you want to make blocks and work on the quilt, let her know.
  1. Small, informal "bees" are a great way to get acquainted. If you want to make a quilt with negative space or a quilt in purple, orange, and green; or exchange wonky blocks and make quilts with them (or anything else that sounds like fun) and a few people want to do the same thing - get together to make your quilts en groupe and then bring them to show and tell!  We'd love to see them.
  • Melanie volunteered to profile different members on this blog so that we can all find out something about everybody. Great! Looking forward to it.
  •  Please sign up as an author on the blog and share with us between meetings.  Let me know and I'll send you an invitation.
  • On another subject -- we are a "Modern Quilt Guild" chapter and it would be nice to focus more on the modern sensibility.  More about this, next month.  In the meantime, you'll get a great feel of what Modern is about if you subscribe to updates on the National MQG blog - Lots of info and great ideas, plus visuals.
Finally -- Show & Tell
Dawn brought in this wonderful old top to show us.  We decided that the postage-stamp Trip Around the World, probably from the 1940's, was too cool  to languish without somebody having it to love, so we decided to rescue it and finish it.  It's old but has a very graphic sensibility, despite its lack of - uh - negative space.
Here are a few more...

Next two meeting dates

Thursday, November 15
Thursday, December 13 (the 2nd Thurs)



  1. Please send me an invitation to post. I can't wait to start profiling our members! melintheattic (at) gmail (dot) com


  2. Can you tell me about the quilt and artist who made the piece with red shadowed squares? It is pretty awesome.
    Sandy in the UK


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