Reminder: October 2016 Open Sew Tomorrow for QuiltCon Charity Quilt

Our October 2016 OPEN SEW is tomorrow, Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Street, Cedar Grove, NJ (where we meet for our monthly guild meetings).

We have SIX hours of sewing scheduled! Can’t make it for the entire time? Come when you can!

** We are working on our QuiltCon charity quilt.

A main section of the quilt is foundation paper-pieced. There are other areas of the quilt that do not require paper-piecing.

Please bring an extension cord and/or power strip, neutral thread (light gray or cream), task light,  paper piecing tools (“Add-A-Quarter” ruler, scissors for paper, etc).

• Pack your lunch and please bring a snack or drinks to share if you can.

• We need a couple of members to bring in an iron/ironing mat/board to share. Please comment below if you can share an “ironing set up.”

Reminder: October 2016 Meeting this Thursday!

• Our October meeting is this Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 7:15pm at the Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009. Parking is located in the large lot in the back – use the side entrance to come in. Feel free to arrive about 15 minutes early.

Important: Check in at the registration table to sign in and pick up a raffle ticket for door prizes before finding a seat.

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 bring them home with you.

Member Corner: Many of our members have their own creative businesses and 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: Have you borrowed a book from the NJMQG library? Books can be checked out for one month. Please see Margy S. If you borrowed a book at the last meeting, remember to return it at this meeting.

Zippered Pouch Swap with the DCMQG: Bring the pouch for your DCMQG swap partner to this meeting!

• Refreshments: Consider bringing a light refreshment to share. If you are able to do so, please comment below.

• Remember to bring your name tag. If you do not have a name tag, we can arrange a partner swap- ask any of the NJMQG Executive Board Officers (Daniela, Amy, Annette, Kourtney, or Stella). As always, please bring anything you may have for Show and Tell! 

See you on Thursday!

September Meeting Recap!

hey all!!🙂

*** Reminders/upcoming events to keep in mind: 

  • We are starting a new workshop series within our guild, with our super talented members leading the classes! Starting us off will be Diane Fama, teaching Hawaiian Appliqué ! There’s only ONE SPOT LEFT in her class!! Snag it while you still can!!
  • Our next Open Sew  is Oct 22nd 10-4PM.
  • Don’t forget to bring your zippy pouch to the next meeting!!🙂 (October 20th)
  • Check out our next field trip hosted by the lovely Stella on October 8th. A little shopping-or window shopping😉  and a movie.
  • There is a Michael Miller fabric challenge ! click the link for more details (deadline for entries is Nov 30th)
  • The Modern Quilt Guild is doing a Block of the Month challenge and YOU could be the next designer!
  • There is a 9 Patch Design Challenge for QuiltCon (deadline is Nov 30th)
  • Call for instructors/lecturers for QuiltCon 2017
  • October 15th, Amy Butler will be signing her latest book at Rock Paper Scissors !
  • The Warwick Valley Quilter’s Guild is hosting their Stars of the Valley Quilt Show on October 15 & 16, 2016.
  • If you don’t already, you should follow us on instagram “@njmqg.”😉 we are always posting WIPS, quiltspiration, and other fun stuff including NJMQG InstaIntros to introduce our own board and our members members.


Betsy’s Trunk show!


Show & Tell!


See you all October 20th!!

NJMQG Field Trip: Let’s go to the movies!

Let’s go to the movies!


Based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, this bittersweet, comedy-drama is set in early 1950s Australia. Tilly Dunnage, a beautiful and talented misfit, after many years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, returns home to the tiny middle-of-nowhere town of Dungatar to right the wrongs of the past. Not only does she reconcile with her ailing, eccentric mother Molly and unexpectedly falls in love with the pure-hearted Teddy, but armed with her sewing machine and incredible sense of style, she transforms the women of the town and in so doing gets sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.

Let’s go see The Dressmaker! We’ll attend the 3:40pm showing at Bowtie Cinemas in Montclair. Prior to the movie, we’ll pop by Rock Paper Scissors for some retail therapy. Here are all the details:

What: NJMQG Field Trip!
When: Saturday, October 8th
Time: 2pm meet at Rock Paper Scissors for shopping – The Dressmaker movie starts at 3:40pm — meet us for shopping or the movie, or both!
Cost: $12 Adults / $9.25 Seniors
The movie is rated R – to pre-purchase tickets, click here
Your host: Stella Singleton



October 2016 Open Sew Date/QuiltCon Charity Quilt

Mark your calendars for the October Open Sew!

We will be working on our QuiltCon Charity Quilt!

WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
**Please note: We have extended the time for this Open Sew**
Can’t make it for the entire time? Come when you can.

WHERE: Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Street, Cedar Grove, NJ

More details to follow!

Reminder: September 2016 OPEN SEW tomorrow!

Our September 2016 OPEN SEW is tomorrow, Saturday, September 17, 2016
from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Street,
Cedar Grove, NJ (where we meet for our monthly guild meetings)

**Please Note: We are tweaking the design of the QuiltCon charity quilt which means we will not be working on it this Saturday at this Open Sew. We are planning another Open Sew in October dedicated exclusively to working on the charity quilt. Date to be confirmed.**

• We will have Quilt of Valor blocks available to work on or bring your personal projects to this Open Sew.

• Pack your lunch and please bring a snack or drinks to share if you can.

• We need a couple of members to bring in an iron/ironing mat/board to share. Please comment below if you can share an “ironing set up.” Also, remember to bring extension cords/surge protectors and an extra task light for your station.

See you tomorrow!

September 2016 Happenings!

Hello everyone!

Here are some announcements/reminders:

• September OPEN SEW:
When: This Saturday
, September 17, 2016 from 10am – 2pm
Where: Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ

November Cross Roads Retreat:
When: Wednesday, November 9th – Sunday, November 13th
Where: Cross Roads Retreat Center, 29 Pleasant Grove Road, Port Murray, NJ 07865
Click here for more info. Diane F. will also be at the meeting Thursday night to answer any questions.

The Modern Quilt Guild Calls for Submissions:
The MQG has many opportunities going on right now! They are writing a book and asking for submissions, looking for Quilt of the Month designers, Block of the Month designers, QuiltCon Magazine submissions, Michael Miller Challenge entries, Nine-Patch Challenge entries, QuiltCon Entries, Faculty for MQG Webinars, QuiltCon 2018 Teachers and Lecturers. Click here for more information and deadlines.