Meeting this Thursday – Important info

Hello Everyone,

This is a reminder that our September meeting will take place this Thursday, September 18 at 7:00PM at Rock Paper Scissors. We have a special night planned, and because of it, there are some changes to our usual routine. The one and only Amy Butler will be in town to teach her Color Story class at MAM as well as give the keynote address at Quilters Take Manhattan this weekend, and she will be attending the second half of our meeting for a meet and greet! However, that means that the lovely ladies of Rock Paper Scissors will be showing her some North Jersey hospitality upon her arrival and the store will be closed from 5:30-6:30. I will unlock the doors for the meeting, and Beth, the staff and Amy will return for show and tell. That means that any shopping you may want to do needs to happen before 5:30 or after the meeting. Please plan accordingly.

As always, please bring a chair, a name tag and something special to show.

Have a great week. See you Thursday!


Pin Cushion Swap Photos





What a terrific swap this was.

We had 14 ladies participate and they  created some wonderful, creative and amazing pin cushions. 

Here’s a look at them.  Can’t wait to see what the next swap will produce. 



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August Meeting Recap

What a wonderful turnout for our  August monthly meeting. If you weren’t there we all missed you. Here is a brief recap.


What an amazing collection of pincushion we had.  So many are deserving of their own blog post. 


Next guild meeting will be September 18th

Amy Butler will be at the Montclair Art Museum. There are still some spots available. 

Open Sew meeting for October Date – TBD

Charity quilts, Looking for a few people to help with the distribution and encouraging members to work on charity quilts. 

Daniella discussed the Quilt con Charity quilt

Melanie lead us in an interesting Exercise on Defining your quilt style. 


As always a fabulous show and tell from such an amazing group of ladies. 

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July Meeting Recap

What a wonderful Meeting we had for July. Thanks to all who came out to sew and socialize. 

Meeting was called to order at 12:45 pm by our President, Melanie Tuazon. She made some quick announcements about the upcoming Heather Grant Lecture. Our regular August meeting will be held August 21st at RPS and our October meeting  will be another open sew. We then had open sew and socializing and some snacks. Last but not least our favorite Show and tell. 

here are some pictures from the day. 


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Reminder: Meeting this Thursday, August 21

Hello all! Don’t forget, this Thursday is guild night! Seven o’clock at Rock Paper Scissors, 15 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair.

As always, bring a name tag and a chair, plus something to show and tell and a pincushion if you’d like to join in on the swap!

We’re going to have a fun meeting! We’re going to talk about personal quilt style and do an exercise to help define it. Bring a notebook and a pen as well.

On an organizational note, the board is looking for help from members who are interested in helping to coordinate donation quilt efforts. Ideally there would be 2-3 members who can keep track of donation quilts in progress and assign piecing/quilting/binding duties to members as needed. We are working on making guild labels and have already collectively made a dozen quilts this year! We need quilters with a can-do spirit and good organizational skills who love giving quilts to those in need. This is an important function of our guild, and we’d love to get it rolling more efficiently. If you’re interested, email njmqginfo at

See you soon!

Info and updates (and a giveaway!!)

A huge thank you to everyone who brought goodies and helped with the Alternate Gridwork lecture hospitality! We have some dates to pass along, and if you make it to the bottom, we have a pattern giveaway.

August 11 – open registration for Montclair Art Museum registration, including a color story workshop with Amy Butler, paper piecing with Betsey Vinegrad and inspiration and design with Melanie Tuazon. Course catalog here.

August 21 – NJMQG monthly meeting! 7PM, Rock Paper Scissors. On the agenda: pin cushion swap and Instagram how-to, plus show and tell

September 20 – the Brownstone quilt guild is sponsoring a bus trip to the quilt show in Oaks, PA. Registration form here.

October 23-26 – Cheryl Lynch has asked to share information regarding her upcoming retreat in the Poconos for quilters to create their own mosaic pet portrait. Information here.

For sticking with us this long, we have a giveaway! The lovely Tracy has a PDF pattern of Rossie Hutchinson’s Greek Plus Puss Quilt (pretty pictures here) to give away to one of our members. Just leave a comment and guess Tracy’s favorite number. She’ll email the winner with the pattern on Tuesday, August 12. NJMQG members only, please.

If you have announcements or want to let us know about events, email us at njmqginfo at gmail dot com. Or you can post them in our Facebook group:

Have a great weekend!

Pincushion Swap!


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The August Guild meeting is the 21st but there’s plenty of time to whip up a pincushion for our next swap!

No color restrictions or rules we only ask that you make a pincushion that you would LOVE to receive.

We’ve put together an inspiration board on Pinterest to get your creative juices flowing.

Can’t wait to see what you bring to the swap table later this month!