Announcements for April

  • Our next meeting is next Thursday, April 16 at 7PM at Rock Paper Scissors in Montclair.
  • Entries for the Garden State Quilters’ Show close on April 17. Contact Betsy Vinegrad with questions and see our previous email for details and forms.
  • New Jersey shop hop is April 24-30. http://www.njshophop.com/
  • Our May meeting will be on Thursday, May 21. We will meet our board candidates, swap mini-bee blocks and share impressions of our Heather Jones program. The June meeting, with elections and our summer swap (TBD) will be on June 18.
  • Heather Jones comes May 1! Join us for her lecture at the Church of Latter Day Saints at 7PM. She’ll be talking about color theory and sharing her quilts. Her sold-out Improv Pineapple workshop is the following day, May 2.
  • Denyse Schmidt is coming to Rock Paper Scissors Wednesday June 17 for an evening workshop. Signups will happen soon. Details will come from RPS.
  • Entries for the NJ State Fair (thanks to Kelli for reminding us) are due on July 25 and 26. The fair opens July 31st. Information about craft and hobby competitions are at http://www.njsfcahh.com/

March Meeting Recap

Thank you to Beth Rowan who shared with us her Quilt Con demo, Sew Many Substrates. We loved learning about how to use other fabrics besides quilting cottons in our projects. We also loved all the gorgeous samples.

We also had a special visitor, Janita’s sister, Berene  (happy sew lucky)  if you want to add her to your instagram accounts and be inspired.) She graciously brought some door prizes with her. Lucky Us.

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As always we had amazing Show and tell from our very talented guild members. And quite a few charity quilts were added to be given away.

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April Swap: Spring Bunting

Spring is in the air and what better way to celebrate than with bright and lovely bunting!
This month we’re swapping whimsical bunting flags to decorate our space with some spring inspiration.

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The deets:

– Use the tutorial found here at Pink Stitches to create your bunting flags

– Minimum of 10 triangles/flags on your bunting

– Flags can be any type of fabric

– Leave enough ribbon/trim at each end of the bunting to hang the banner (bias tape also works in place of ribbon)

– Use spring colors/patterns/theme

– Bring your bunting to the April guild meeting and you’ll go home with a bunting of your own

Check out our Pinterest board for more bunting inspiration and HAVE FUN!

Reminder – meeting this Thursday, March 19

Just a friendly reminder that we have a meeting this Thursday at 7PM at Rock Paper Scissors in Montclair.

Bring a chair, a name tag and something to show and tell!

We have announcements, a new swap to introduce for April, and a program by popular demand!

We are very lucky that Beth Rowan of Rock Paper Scissors is going to give us her demo from Quiltcon called “Sew Many Substrates.” (We were supposed to get a sneak peek in January before we got snowed out!) She’ll show us samples of quilts made from substrates like voile and jersey knit, and pass along some tips on how she made them. Get there early for good seats!

See you then!

Heather Jones Workshop Registration Now Open for Members

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UPDATE: The workshop is full! Anyone who completes the form will be put on the waitlist and we will be in touch if additional spots are made available.

NJMQG members who wish to register for Heather Jones’s Improv Pineapple workshop (details here) on May 2 can do so by clicking below. All that is required is name, email, and phone number.

REGISTRATION FORM

Confirmation emails will go out later tonight or first thing tomorrow morning. The first 20 registrants will receive an email with payment information. If there are additional registrants, they will be notified of their place on the waitlist.

NOTE: There is no registration necessary for the lecture on May 1. All are welcome to attend.

Good luck!