Member Led Workshop – Machine EPP

We are thrilled to offer another session of our member led workshop series. This session will be taught by Jo Ann Lepore. Jo Ann will be teaching us how to create English Paper Piecing looking blocks on our sewing machines with templates. The finished block we will be making during the workshop will be 22 inches.

Jo Ann EPP Machine.jpgThe cost of the class is $50 for NJMQG members (plus a $2 PayPal fee) and $60 for non-members (plus a $2 PayPal fee). The templates needed for the workshop are included in the class fee!

The workshop will be on October 26th from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Ave, Cedar Grove NJ.

Please email programs at njmqg dot com with questions.

Machine EPP Workshop Registration

Machine EPP – NJMQG Members

$52.00

Machine EPP – Non-members

$62.00

Reminder: Guild meeting Thursday

Reminder: Guild Meeting – this week

WHEN: Thursday, September 19, 2019

LOCATION: We will be at our usual meeting place – Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd, Cedar Grove.

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: 

Postcard Swap with CMQG

Mystery Quilt progress

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

 

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 Member Corner: Many members have their own creative businesses & services to offer. A designated table is provided for members to leave their 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

 

Hope you had a great month – see you soon!…at our regular spot.

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

Reminder: Guild Meeting – This Thursday

Reminder: Guild Meeting – this week

WHEN: Thursday, October 17, 2019

LOCATION: We will be at our usual meeting place – Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd, Cedar Grove.

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: 

Whole Circle Studio’s visit – bring your class WIP

Positive use of Negative Space!

Mystery Quilt progress & questions

QuiltCon Charity quilt

Oct 26 – Machine EPP member lead workshop with Jo Ann Lepore

REMEMBER:

  • Refreshments – especially if it’s your birthday month, let’s celebrate!!
  • Name Tag – & new members, we’ll arrange a swap with a guild mate if you need 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 Member Corner: Many members have their own creative businesses & services to offer. A designated table is provided for members to leave their 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

Hope you had a great month – see you soon!…at our regular spot.

September 20 Guild Meeting Recap

Getting back into the groove at Cedar Grove! We had 37 members including new that night member Beth and 3 guests, Elaine, Siobhan and Betsy (2 of whom have since joined!) Welcome ladies!

We wished Francine a Happy Birthday!

Guild Business

Mid Atlantic Mod is coming back for April 30th-May 3rd, 2020. We will be having the same lottery for the 10 spots we received as sponsors. You have until October 6th to sign up for the lottery. Winners will be drawn at the October board meeting and winners will be contacted and a deposit of $25 to hold your lottery spot, will be due by October 17th. Regular registration as well as class selection opens on October 20th.

Charity

We received a wonderful thank you note from the folks at Social Justice Sewing Academy for the fabric we donated last month. We are also welcoming Elinore to the Charity committee.

Library

Our books are on the move, thanks to Margy. She surprised us with this new book cart to make housing the guild library books and rulers easier to view and access.

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Calling All volunteers!

If you would like to join one of the committee’s that keep this guild running smoothly, please speak with a board member and we’ll get you off and running. Many hands make light work!

Member Quilt Display

Sarah shared with us her experience having a quilt in the show Inspired by…Quilts at Studio Montclair running now through October 19th. You can view her piece as well as many other artists pieces, interpreting  antique quilts.

Reminders

  • Don’t forget if you hear of an upcoming event, contact Rachel and she’ll share of Facebook and put it in the next meeting slide show.
  • Anyone interested in a Debbie Grifka workshop, let Crista know.
  • Garden State Quilters are excepting bids from long arm quilters to quilt their 2020 Quilt Show raffle quilt. For more details, see Rachel.

Excercise?

Crista brought us a fun little game ‘Would you rather…’ by asking us questions like Would you rather piece or quilt; by hand or machine; follow patterns or freewheel; improv or traditional; etc.. We got a chance to stretch our legs and arms as we responded to each question.

 

Break Time

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Programs

Next it was time for the Post Card Swap

 

Mystery Quilt

  • Don’t forget to play with the blocks you have made so far to try and guess the end arrangement.
  • Post photos to Instagram with #2019NJMQGMysteryQuilt
  • Tag with @njmqg
  • Next clue coming soon.

Whole Circle Studios Lecture and Workshop

  • September 25th  Lecture at Margy’s house.
  • September 26th Workshop 10-4 (Full)

 JoAnn Lepore Workshop

  • English Paper Piecing with templates by machine
  • October 26th,  10-4
  • Cost will be $50 members, $60 nonmembers, includes templates.

 

Negative Space Challenge

  • Negative Space Challenge – Due at the October Meeting, October 17th!!
  • Mini, largest side to be 16″ or less.
  • Does not need to be square
  • We will be searching for a public place to display these, so the more the better!

Daniella gave us a presentation on what negative space is, and some examples.

Would you like to do a Demo?

We are looking to incorporate more members into our meetings. Demos are fun and informative for everyone. Won’t you share your knowledge of techniques, tools, or something special with your fellow quilters? Please contact Crista to participate.

Show and Tell

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Krishma published in Simply Modern Magazine

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New member Siobhan’s lovely quilt.

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And the back of Siobhan’s quilt.

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New member Elaine’s beautiful sampler.

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Dawn’s exquisite applique piece.

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Debbie’s bright and happy unicorn.

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Kathy’s beautiful shell assortment.

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Lenny’s fun improv.

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Lenny with Gotham’s Quilt lab pieces

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3-D!

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Origami!

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Ann with a beautiful sampler.

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Jo Ann with a stunner.

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Betsy went to Crafting Democracy Exhibit in Rochester, NY.

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One of her gorgeous quilts.

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And the back.

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Jackie with her Halloween special.

Thanks for reading!

Next Meeting Thursday, October 17th at 7:15 . Hope to see you there.

Jennifer – Secretary