Michael Miller challenge entry directions

Here’s how to enter your quilted object into the MQG’s Michael Miller Challenge. (For a refresher, read up about the contest, deadlines, prizes, and more here.)

  1. Sign in to the Community site and click on this link: https://community.themodernquiltguild.com//groups/finished-michael-miller-fabric-challenge-0
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. There will be an empty text box.
  3. If you hover your mouse over the last icon on the right, it should read “Add Media.” Click that.
  4. Click Browse to select the file(s) to be uploaded. Click Upload.
  5. Write a few words about your quilted project, including the size and any information you’d like to include. 
  6. Click Post. You’re done!

Meeting this Saturday, July 12

Hi Guilders! We’re trying something new this month and having our first open sew meeting on Saturday, July 12 at the Church of Latter Day Saints in Caldwell, 209 Mountain Ave. We’re going to try to have quarterly weekend meetings.

We’ll start at noon with announcements as we do in regular meetings, then sew. You can work on your own project or a charity one for the guild. We have donation quilts in all stages of completion, but we especially need help with quilting and binding. (We’ll have another post in a day or two coordinating this.) At 3:00 we’ll have show and tell, with special emphasis on the Michael Miller challenge and charity projects worked on during open sew. 

What to bring:

  • Your travel sewing materials, machine, rotary cutter, cutting mat, iron and ironing board, a power strip and an extension cord.
  • A nametag
  • Your Michael Miller Challenge project (deadline is July 25, so unfinished projects welcome)
  • A snack to share (optional)

There will be door prizes during Open Sew, so we’re looking forward to a fun time! See you there!

Mug rug photos!

We had our first ever swap at the June meeting– rug mugs inspired by Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s color of the year. Everyone who made one got to take a different one home. Check out the gorgeousness that our guild produced!

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We’re looking forward to more swaps! The next one will be in August, so stay tuned.


The Central Jersey guild is having a very informal guild retreat and we’d love it if some of your members can join us.

The info is:
Fri July 18th at noon - Sun July 20th at 8pm
Hyatt House, 530 US HWY 22, Bridgewater, NJ

It’s 3 days of open sewing fun.  We have room for a total of 20 guests (obviously our guild took up a bunch of the spots).  The sewing room will be open 24hrs for sewing whenever meets your fancy.  No food is included, but the hotel serves breakfast (free if you stay there) and light dinner fare and bringing your own snacks and drinks is totally permitted.

You are not required to stay at the hotel (but come on, it’s fun!) but they are offering a reduced rate of $119 for a one bedroom suite (has a full kitchen, 1 king bed and pull out sofa), or $169 for a 2-bedroom/bath suite (2 separate bedrooms with kings, full kitchen, 2 baths, and a pull out sofa). Rate is available only until June 25th.  Call the hotel at 908-725-0800 to make a reservations and mention the group “Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild”

To reserve a spot, email us at centraljerseymqg@gmail.com and let us know you are coming.  We will send you the address to send a check and your spot will be held for 6 days for the check to get to us.  We will go based on the order we receive emails…

Hope to see you there!

Jess Levitt (VP)

June meeting recap

We covered a lot of ground at the June meeting. Here is a brief recap, with updates to come.


We unanimously elected board members for the 2014-15 term. The officers are Melanie Tuazon, President, Stella Singleton, VP, Jessica Fabula, Treasurer, Amy Rehbein, Secretary, and Daniela DiIorio, Program Director.


Members made and swapped some drop dead gorgeous mug rugs! They were so awesome they’ll get their own post.


Diane spoke for a moment about our retreat at Crossroads November 12-16. Email her at njquilter at optonline.net with any questions or to sign up.


Judy V. read a thank you note from Peggy’s family about the donation the guild made in her name to the hospice that took such good care of her. Thank you to all who gave and shared memories of her.


A reminder — the Michael Miller fabric challenge deadline has been extended to July 24! There will be posts about how to submit your quilted object on the blog very soon. We can’t wait to see what everyone did with the fabric.


Very important! Our next meeting will be on Saturday, July 12 at the Church of Latter Day Saints in Caldwell from 12-4. 209 Mountain Ave. This will be a sewing meeting, so bring your machine and an extension cord.


Special thanks to Tracy for taking photos in Ashley’s absence.


QuiltCon Registration info

Registration for QuiltCon will begin on Tuesday, June 24 at 9AM EST CORRECTION: 11AM EST !!!! for MQG members. All important information is available at quiltcon.com

The course catalog is available for download here. Know what you’re hoping to register for ahead of time, and try not to register for workshops or lectures that overlap. The registration program will let you do that.

There is a video tutorial for registration here.

Please check your MQG login and password before trying to register! Several people have reported that their passwords had expired or that they needed to create new profiles.

Have your discount codes handy. If you did not receive discount codes via email, please email njmqginfo at gmail.com before 8PM on Monday June 23. I’ll do my best to get you what you need.

Keep your fingers crossed! Good luck!