Whole Circle Studio Workshop & Lecture

We are thrilled to be hosting Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill from Whole Circle Studio at the end of September.

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Presentation/ Trunk Show: Content, Concepts & Quilts: Approaching Quilting as a Graphic Designer.

Time: September 27th at 7:00 pm

Our own life experiences can play a big role in our work as quilters. In this presentation and trunk show Sheri will share how she applies her graphic design training and practices to design quilts while showing a selection of her award-winning quilts. Come hear, see, and be inspired as Sheri describes her creative journey and process.

Workshop: Double Friendship Knots: Combining Foundation Paper Piecing with needle turn applique
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Learn how to make the Double Friendship Knot block (22” x 22”). This block incorporates foundation paper piecing on a machine and hand needle-turn applique. In the morning, students will trust their intuition and rapidly piece their “scrappy knots” on a sewing machine with paper as a foundation. In the afternoon, we’ll slow it down and kick back with some handwork, learning how to prepare the applique and how to apply the layered motif by alternating basting and needle-turn applique techniques. By the end of the workshop, students will have some of the block basted and will start practicing needle-turn applique. When complete, students can make their block into a mini-quilt, wall hanging or pillow. Previous foundation paper piecing experience is required.

Time: September 28th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Community Church – Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd. Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

Registration

Whole Circle Workshop for NJMQG Members

Whole Circle Workshop

$67.00

Whole Circle Workshop NonMember

Whole Circle Workshop

$77.00

Reminder: Guild Meeting – this Thursday

Reminder: Guild Meeting – this Thursday night

WHEN: Thursday, August 15, 2019

LOCATION: LDS Church – 209 Mountain Ave, Caldwell, NJ

Time: Doors open at 7pm, get there early to visit with friends! – meeting starts at 7:15 pm

Please sign in at the registration table

 

THIS MONTH: 

♦ We’ll talk about our last Open Sew – want to show what you made?

♦ Photo shoot with our New Wave charity quilts & tops

♦ Postcard Swap details & demo

♦ Mystery Quilt progress

 

REMEMBER:

  • Refreshments – especially if it’s your birthday month, let’s celebrate!!
  • Name Tag – we’ll arrange a swap if you don’t have one
  • Charity items – quilt blocks, tops, or pillowcases that you’ve completed
  • Items for the FREE table: Bring in the quilty items you no longer use and drop them on our FREE table at the beginning of the meeting. If your items are not taken, please take them home with you
  • Info for our Members Corner: Many members have their own creative businesses & services to offer. A designated table is provided for you to leave your business cards, class/workshop lists, postcards, etc. This is a great way to get the word out about what you have to offer!
  • Library items: books or rulers to return or check out!
  • Show & Tell items to share!

 

UPCOMING:

Mystery Quilt – Ongoing – Bring your tips or questions to the Mystery Quilt Boss Ladies

Postcard Swap – demo this meeting, sign ups, & we’ll swap with CMQG next month!

Sept 27 –  Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill Lecture: Content, Concepts & Quilt: Approaching Quilting as a Graphic Designer

Sept 28 – Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill Workshop: Double Friendship Knots: Combining Foundation Paper Piecing with needle turn applique   **sign ups will go out August 17th at 10am

 

Hope you had a great month – see you soon!…at the LDS

August Block Printing Workshop

Member Led Block Printing Workshop

Join the NJMQG for a member led block printing workshop. Rachel will walk you through the basics of block printing and show you carving techniques.  You will have the afternoon to bring your designs to life and leave with the knowledge to continue practicing your new love of block printing at home.

Time: August 10th, 2019 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Tom Carroll Scenery 25 Pollock Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07305

Registration

NJMQG member Block Printing

Block Printing Workshop

$47.00

Non-member Block Printing Workshop

Non-member Block Printing

$52.00

August 2019 Guild Meeting Recap

Hello NJMQG!

We were back at the LDS Church in West Caldwell for our last meeting of the summer. Attendance was strong with 34 members and 1 guest Jamie, Alison BondBaron’s sister visiting from Memphis.

We all wished Danielle a Happy Birthday as she celebrates this month.

We took a moment to share the wonderful letter we received from Dana, Michelle’s husband for the ‘Man Quilt’ we gifted him.

Pam shared with us her experience as she recently attended Quilting by the Lake at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Syracuse, NY.

Open Sew/Charity Fabric Sorting

There were about a dozen of us gathered on Saturday, July 15th for some improv and fabric sorting which yielded the following projects

Samantha showed us her improv log cabin quilt top kit of previously collected blocks.and I showed an improv quilt top made from the strips we made that day.  There are more kits of log cabin blocks available to be assembled into tops.

We also saw a collection of finished charity quilts of the New Wave pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.

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This project used up the remainder of the donated fabric from Beth from Rock Paper Scissors and created 15+ quilts. The pattern and template will remain in our library as we move on to our current charity pattern Shore Line by Tula Pink.

Communication of Upcoming Events

In order to provide easier communication between meetings, we encourage members to use our Facebook page to share events. During the meetings we will provide collected information in a slide for the power point that will be left up during the break for members to gather details for events that interest them.

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We also discussed Fabscrap in Manhattan, where Rebecca visited and their sorting location in Brooklyn, where Sara visited.

Next, I shared a slide show of the quilts I viewed at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England. It is included below, in case anyone wanted to view them more closely.

 

Programs

To provide a little more direction and encouragement for the September Post Card swap with the Cambridge, Mass MQG, Diane provided a very helpful demo and answered questions.

 

Also in September we will have Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio visiting with a lecture on Friday, September 27th and workshop on Saturday September 28th

Show and Tell

Everybody’s Favorite

Samantha with her bird block and her boys in their toasty pj’s!

Terry meeting Jenny Doan and the beautiful chuppah!

 

Kelly showing all the beautiful items, made by members for her charity baskets.

Becca with her paper pieced sampler “Don’t Call Me Betsy”, three years in the making!

Penny’s Art Quilt of a boat bow, from Instagram.

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Jackie with her assembled bee blocks.

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My modern quilt from won Kaffe fabric from a prior meeting.

Ameri & Amy with their original design applique pieces, Cottage Petals. These blocks can be purchased through the Quilt Spot as a block of the month starting in October.

Hope to see you September 19th, back at our Cedar Grove location!

Jennifer.

 

July 2019 Guild Meeting Recap

Reminder: The meeting location for the August meeting!!

**August 15th  LDS Church 209 Mountain Ave Caldwell NJ**

Greetings fellow guild members! Here’s the recap of our July meeting.

Our meeting this month was held at the Wayne Public Library. We had a great turn out  of 50 attendees,  30 members and 20 guests joining us!

Rachel BondBaron took over the reigns of president for her first NJMGQ meeting and did a wonderful job.

We started the meeting with a presentation from Linda Seward, a former NJ resident, now residing in England.

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The lecture was on how to distinguish between a contemporary quilt and a modern quilt.

She then gave us a sampling of her work.

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Regular meeting business was conducted after the lecture.

The finished quilt for Michele’s Husband was shared.

Programs

Thanks went out to Rachel BondBaron and Sarah Fader for leading the Improv with Rules/Open-Sew on July 13th. We had a good size gathering and many strips were sewn together. Also, we were able to process much of the charity fabric for future projects.

For the September Post Card swap with the Cambridge, Mass MQG, we suggest taking a look at Diane Fama’s Instagram @njquiltlover . She has some examples of post cards she has made. We encourage you to sign up for this swap challenge. The theme is your favorite place.

The Block Printing Workshop is light on sign ups. We need to have 10 participants by 8/1, or we will need to cancel.

Crista of Mystery Quilt fame will be on vacation in Oregon on the first of the month, but promised we will have our clue #4 sometime during the day.

Charity

During the open sew, members took the collected log cabin block and grouped them in kits for quilt top assembly. If you are interested in a block assembling kit, talk with Rachel.

Look forward to seeing you at the August meeting!

Jennifer.