What Makes a Modern Quilt?

Guest Lecture and Trunk Show by Carole Lyles Shaw  

CLS ombre MCM quilt 1

North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild will be hosting quilt designer, author and workshop teacher Carole Lyles Shaw on June 18th. Carole will be discussing “What Makes a Modern Quilt” and showing her work.

NJMQG members have all received an email with the log in information for the virtual meeting. If you are not a member of the guild and would like to join the meeting as a guest, please send an email to programs at njmqg.com and we will provide the meeting information.

 

June 2020 virtual Guild Meeting – this Thursday!

Reminder – This THURSDAY June 18th

Where: your couch, desk, sewing area, backyard – wherever you like that is socially distance appropriate!

When: hard start @ 7:15 – we’ve got another guest! I know!

Hey members! How are you? I hope you are taking care of yourself. 

We’d love to see your faces – so how about joining us for a ZOOM conference call/ guild meeting this week?

Check your inbox for an upcoming email with Zoom call-in details…if you are a guest and would like to join us please email programs@njmqg.com

This coming Thursday – we’ll open it up at our usual time at 7pm to get set up, and we’ll start at 7:15. 

We’ve got a guest this month: Carole Lyles Shaw! Quilt designer, workshop teacher & author, she’ll be joining us for our meeting and giving us a presentation. 

Please be mindful and mute your microphone. Please check your video & audio settings before we start and don’t hesitate to ask if you need some guidance about where your settings are. Since we plan on a Q&A time, familiarize yourself with the ZOOM buttons: there is a chat button that looks like a speech bubble. We’ll use this to write/type questions for her assistant to moderate. 

Before that we’ll quickly talk about some guild business then after our Q&A with Carole we’ll have our UFO & Show & Tell shares.

To better facilitate; please send Crista (programs@njmqg.com) any photos BY WEDNESDAY to add into our usual meeting slide show – specify if your item is for the UFO section or Show & Tell. A simple email with description will work.

We are looking forward to seeing you. 

Here are a few Zoom reminders if you have not joined us this way before. Please help us give you the best meeting we can…

-Check your microphone & speaker settings before the meeting. Call us beforehand if you need help.

-Turn off your t.v. in the background so it doesn’t compete with your microphone

-Plug in your device

-Using a headset or headphones may be helpful

Thanks so much & SEE you Thursday!!

-Rachel

Mid Century Mod Curve – Virtual Workshop

NJMQG is partnering with Carole Lyles Shaw for a virtual workshop. Carole will be teaching her Mid Century Mod Curve class on June 27th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The fee for workshop is $45 for members and $55 for non-members. (Registration for non-members will open on May 30th)

NJMQG Member sign up  SOLD OUT!! (please email programs at njmqg.com to be added to the wait list)

Mid Century Mod Curve Class Fee

NJMQG Member

$47.00

Mid-Century Mod Curve
Curve piecing can be fun and low stress! There are no templates needed and no pinning involved.
In this workshop, you will:
– Learn how to piece a quarter circle curve without templates or pinning.
– Learn and practice several techniques for improvisational cutting and piecing.
– Discover how to make each block unique and exciting.
Project sizes: 48″ x 48″ crib quilt; 60″ x 60″ lap quilt; table runner; place mats.

MidCentury-Modern-Curves

Carole is a modern quilt designer, author, and workshop teacher who has been an active member of the quilt and fiber art community for over twenty years. Carole always takes a modern, improvisational approach to her quilt designs. Carole’s passion and focus is on designing quilts for the modern quilt movement. She lectures about modern quilting and teaches modern workshops for beginning and experienced quilters from all backgrounds and styles. Carole served on the Board of Directors for The Modern Quilt Guild [2015 – 2017]. She co-founded and served as the first President of the Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild in Sarasota, FL. Many of Carole’s quilts have been exhibited in museums and art shows in the U.S. and internationally. Her modern quilt designs were published in Modern Patchwork Magazine and Fat Quarterly eZine
Carole is the author of two books on modern quilting: Madly Modern Quilts and Patriotic Modern Quilts. Both are available on Amazon and in local quilt shops. She has also launched a series of modern quilt patterns available on her website and in local quilt shops.

(All images are owned by Carole Lyles Shaw and used with permission to promote this workshop)

June 18th Meeting Recap

Hello Guild! We’ve made it to summer! Hoping all are well and healthy.

Happy Birthday to our June babies and a warm welcome to new members Susan Schweikhart and Chantal Walker.

Guild Business

Growing diversity with the guild – Aleeda Crawley, our team member of the Inclusivity & Diversity Committee gave us an update on the MQG’s actions going forward.

Board Elections – The ’20-’21 slate of officers were presented. Once finalized by vote, the new board will begin in July.

Returning board members are President- Rachel BondBaron (to complete her second year term) Vice President- Kathy Morganroth, Secretary – Jennifer Ireton and Treasurer – Lenny van Eijk.

Programs will have a brand new team consisting of Jeanine Bowen, Sue Erdreich and Samantha Linehan.

We thank Crista Bresnahan and Janet Van Treuren for their hard work and wonderful programming they provided for us over the past year.

Voting by Google form was sent to each member of the guild.

Just a reminder, we are looking for members to join a committee to start planning our challenge quilt. If you are interesting in participating on planning this quilt, please contact a board member.

Quilters Take Manhattan – Quilters Take a Moment September 25-27 This event like most events, will be virtual this year. You can find more information at the Quilt Alliance website.

Programs

Plus Block Block Lotto – We collected enough blocks for to giveaways.

Collection #1

Collection #2

Congratulations to our winners, Rochelle and Siobhan!

Please send your Wonky Churn Dash blocks to Kathy Morganroth before our July meeting so we can draw for those as well.

Guest Lecture

We welcomed Carol Lyles Shaw to our meeting. She presented a wonderful talk on her colorful quilting journey. Her colors are vibrant and her style is modern improv.

Some of us were also fortunate enough to attend Carol’s virtual workshop on June 27th. We thank you Carol for both opportunities.

We had an update on the Connected Project with Berene Campbell. Information was shared for those who will be participating.

Pod Swap Reminder

Those who are participating are reminded to send their swap to their partner by July 1st.

UFO Challenge

Sam’s UFO
Rachel’s UFO
Jackie’s UFO
Jen’s UFO
Debbie’s UFO

And the winner of the Ruby Star Charm Pack & Block Loc ruler was me, Jen.

The UFO for July is #6. The prize is the book “Handmade Getaway” by Jacqueline Sava Clarke and Karyn Valino.

Show & Tell

Sam

Rachel

Crista

Jackie

Karen

Chantal

Carol

Betsy

Melanie

Sarah

Thanks again to all who attended and we will see you on July 16th!

Jennifer – Secretary