Friday, January 8, 2016

New Year! New news!!!

Are you all ready to dust off your sewing machines, gather your rotary cutter, and get down to the business of creating AWESOME quilts??? Great! Let's start off with a SEW-IN in a NEW LOCATION!!!


Sew-Ins will be held the 2nd Saturday of the month... EVERY MONTH, without fail... from 10:00am to 6:00pm.
NEW LOCATION is... Colts Neck Reformed Church located at 72 County Rd 537 in Colts Neck, NJ (not far from Delicious Orchards... YUM!)
The cost is $5... payable each time you attend.  In the past, sew-in attendees pulled money together and purchased a pizza for sustenance. We aren't quite sure how this is going to play out yet in the new location so it might be wise to pack a snack... with plenty to share :-)
So... gather your machine and supplies, pack a snack, put $5 in your pocket... and join fellow members for a full day of quilting fun.

Road Trip/s

From time to time a few of us decide to jump in a car and do something fun. It's a great way to enjoy each other's company outside of the monthly meetings and sew-ins. Fabric sales, quilt shows, and Girl's Night Out at Laurita Winery have been a few 'last minute' excursions.
An email blast was sent to all members with details of our most current escape/s... visiting sister guilds at their monthly meetings. To date... Kat, Bonny, and Deb H are planning to visit the Philly Guild on Monday the 19th... and the North Jersey Guild on Thursday the 21st (yes, our very own meeting is sandwiched in-between). There is still room in the car for a few more. Please let one of us know if you'd like to join us. *Please note, the Philly Guild has invited us to join their block swap that night. If you would like to join us and participate, please let one of us know and we will email you the block directions.

UP-COMING trip...

An exhibit titled 'Blanket Statements'... New Quilts by Kaffe Fassett, and Historical Quilts from the collection of The Quilt Historical Museum and Gallery in York, England are on display until February 21st at the Michener Art Museum in Doylsetown, PA. This display will only be in TWO museums in the US!!!!
Further details click HERE.
A date has not yet been set for this trip. The idea is to gather all interested members, then decide on a date that works for everyone. If interested please message Deb H at: deb(at)debhathaway(dot)com.


It's time to update our website with all of our personal and business websites and blogs. Taking a look around the sites I've noticed some blogs haven't been updated in MONTHS. Please let me know if you no longer wish to have us link to your postings. In addition... if you have a website or blog that doesn't show up on our site, and you would like to be linked... please let us know!!


Our PINTEREST boards are now available for ALL to view. No more 'needing an invitation'... just FOLLOW the boards the same as anyone else. If you choose to follow, then please add a board to your personal account titled JSMQG and pin things you think should be on our boards. Once a week they will be grabbed and put over there for all to see.


Is there anything you would like to see on our website that isn't already there? How often do you go to the site? Why are you going there? What are you hoping to find??? Speak up and let us know how we can make this form of communication better for you. After all... this is YOUR guild. YOU and your opinions are important. Let's make this an AWESOME site and a hub for all things JSMQG!!!

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