Reminder: June 2017 Meeting this Thursday!

• Our June meeting is this Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 7:15 pm 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.


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.


Board Elections will be held at this meeting. NJMQG Board Nominees have been posted to the Members Only page. Nominations may also be made from the floor with the consent of the nominee on the day of the election. Forgot or need the password to the Members Only page? Contact us at njmqginfo at gmail dot com.


The Not a Raffle Raffle: To raise money for charity, we are holding The Not a Raffle Raffle at this meeting for NJMQG members!

Cost: 10 tickets for $5. Cash or check only, please.

Prizes: Prize list


One Hour Basket Swap: Baskets are due at this meeting for the swap with the CJMQG.


Timna Tarr is coming to visit NJMQG June 16 & 17 for a Lecture and a Workshop! (workshop is sold out)

THE LECTURE
Join us for a lecture with award winning quilter, Timna Tarr where she will be discussing her process as well as color theory.

Date: Friday, June 16, 2017
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: Community Church of Cedar Grove – 65 Bowden Rd. Cedar Grove, NJ
Cost: NJMQG members, free // all others $5
RSVP: Click this link to RSVP for the lecture

Hospitality for this weekend’s Timna Tarr Lecture and Workshop: There will be a sign up sheet at this meeting to bring in snacks, goodies and drinks for the Friday lecture, the Saturday workshop, or both! Please see Sarah F. with any questions.


Member Trunk Show continues: Krishma Patel is the next featured NJMQG Member in our Member Trunk Show Series for 2017!


Member-Led Workshops are open for registration. Click the links below to read about them and to register!
July: Paper Piecing Workshop with Betsy Vinegrad
July: Embracing Negative Space Workshop with Daniela Di Iorio
August: Indigo/Shibori Dying & Cyanotype/Photogram Workshop with Sarah Scott
September: Noodlehead Market Bag Workshop with Michelle Reiter
October: 
Trill Workshop with Melanie Tuazon
November: 
Nuno Felted Scarf Workshop with Josie Dakers


Refreshments for this meeting: Consider bringing a light refreshment to share.


• 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 (we respectfully ask that you limit your show and tell items to one item for this meeting).



See you on Thursday!

May 2017 Meeting Recap!

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First off, we did a member tally and drum roll…. 89 members! WHATTTTTT!!! that’s pretty amazing.

NJMQG Board Nominees have been posted to the Members Only page. Elections will be held at our meeting on Thursday, June 15th. Forgot or need the password to the Members Only page? Contact us at njmqginfo at gmail dot com.


• Our Volunteer Form has been updated. Click here! You know you want to! 🙂


Member-Led Workshops are open for registration. Click the links below to read about them and to register! *(PDF of NJMQG Programs here for June ! & we will have a handout at the meeting)*
July: Paper Piecing Workshop with Betsy Vinegrad
July: Embracing Negative Space Workshop with Daniela Di Iorio
August: Indigo/Shibori Dying & Cyanotype/Photogram Workshop with Sarah Scott
September: Noodlehead Market Bag Workshop with Michelle Reiter
October: 
Trill Workshop with Melanie Tuazon
November: 
Nuno Felted Scarf Workshop with Josie Dakers


• Did you sign up for the One Hour Basket Swap with the Central Jersey MQG? Be sure to bring it to our June meeting.

Timna Tarr is coming to visit NJMQG June 16 & 17 for a Lecture and a Workshop! (workshop is sold out)

THE LECTURE
Join us for a lecture with award winning quilter, Timna Tarr where she will be discussing her process as well as color theory.

Date: June 16, 2017
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: Community Church of Cedar Grove – 65 Bowden Rd. Cedar Grove, NJ
Cost: NJMQG members, free // all others $5
RSVP: Click this link to RSVP for the lecture


Look at all the pouches that were made!! ❤

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Bee Blocks!

 

Josie’s Trunk Show!!! 

 

Show & Tell!

 

-See you on June 15th!! 

June Happenings and NJMQG Board Elections

Happy June, everyone!


Timna Tarr is coming to visit NJMQG June 16 & 17 for a Lecture and a Workshop! (workshop is sold out)

THE LECTURE
Join us for a lecture with award winning quilter, Timna Tarr where she will be discussing her process as well as color theory.

Date: June 16, 2017
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: Community Church of Cedar Grove – 65 Bowden Rd. Cedar Grove, NJ
Cost: NJMQG members, free // all others $5
RSVP: Click this link to RSVP for the lecture


NJMQG Board Nominees have been posted to the Members Only page. Elections will be held at our meeting on Thursday, June 15th. Forgot or need the password to the Members Only page? Contact us at njmqginfo at gmail dot com.


• Our Volunteer Form has been updated. Click here!


Member-Led Workshops are open for registration. Click the links below to read about them and to register!
July: Paper Piecing Workshop with Betsy Vinegrad
July: Embracing Negative Space Workshop with Daniela Di Iorio
August: Indigo/Shibori Dying & Cyanotype/Photogram Workshop with Sarah Scott
September: Noodlehead Market Bag Workshop with Michelle Reiter
October: 
Trill Workshop with Melanie Tuazon
November: 
Nuno Felted Scarf Workshop with Josie Dakers


• Did you sign up for the One Hour Basket Swap with the Central Jersey MQG? Be sure to bring it to our June meeting.


Urban Sewciety, a fabric shop and sewing studio located in Westfield, N.J., now offers 15% off purchases to NJMQG members! Must show NJMQG ID card. Discount excludes classes.


November Member-Led Workshop: Nuno Felted Scarf with Josie Dakers

nuno felt scarfHave you ever fantasized about creating your very own one-of- a- kind art scarf? If yes, this workshop is for you. Come join Josie Dakers for a fun filled day where you will create your very own wearable art scarf using merino wool fiber, lightweight silk, cool embellishments, water, soap and lots of agitation. This class requires standing most of the day so please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and have fun! You will go home with a lightweight Nuno felt scarf for yourself or friend.

Date: November 18, 2017
Time: 10am – 5 pm
Location: Cedar Grove Community Church
65 Bowden Rd, Cedar Grove
Workshop Fee: $75 members / $80 non-members  + a materials fee of $30-40 – payable to Josie on the day of the workshop.
Your materials will include Include silk fabric, fiber, and other embellishments.

This workshop is limited to 12 students. Click here to register for this workshop. Once registered, the supply list and other details will be emailed to you.

NOTES:

  • When registering, you will be asked to indicate your preference of colors: i.e. warm (red/orange/yellow) or cool (blues/greens/purple)
  • This workshop is beginner friendly but you must not have any allergies to wool.

 

 

About Josie
Josephine Dakers-Brathwaite is a fiber/quilt artist with a fascination for fiber, fabrics, and color.  As a descendent of quilters and tailors, Josie has always been surrounded by artistry.  She studied fashion design at FIT, then moved seamlessly into the fashion Industry where she spent years working with design teams and traveled worldwide for product development.
In 2004, fueled with a yearning for more creativity, Josie bio photoJosie started quilting. Her natural ability for needlework led to a new pastime and an increased love for experimenting with a mixture of color, texture, and pattern.
Eight years later, Josie took a felting workshop and developed a deep passion for this art form. She embarked on a journey to study with a variety of fiber artists to develop her skill and techniques. While Josie’s Nuno felt scarves have been her main work, she also loves creating 3D work, embellishing with fibers/fabrics, beading, and embroidery.
Josie is now focusing all her energy creating works of art for her online e-commerce business, and recently she has been teaching fiber arts as part of the after-school enrichment program in the local schools.

2017, Quilt & Sewing Fest of NJ
2016, Fiber of Our Being Exhibit – The Gaelen Gallery East, NJ
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Lincoln Center – Autumn Crafts Festival
2014 Warwick Valley Quilter’s Guild Exhibition
2013, 2014 Northern Star Quilter’s Guild Exhibition
2009 The City Quilter “Made In New York” Exhibit/Williams Club

Josie is a member of the Northeast Feltmakers Guild (U.S.), International Felt Association (U.K.), North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild, Studio Art Quilt Associates, West Orange Arts Council

October Member-Led Workshop: Trill with Melanie Tuazon

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We’re delighted to host former NJMQG president, Melanie Tuazon to teach her Trill Technique workshop. In this workshop, Students will work on the Trill quilt design, which is made entirely with quarter circle blocks. Skills you’ll learn include:

  • Sewing curves
  • Glue basting curves
  • Trimming curved blocks
  • Blending curved elements when piecing.

Students should be familiar with sewing with a 1⁄4” seam allowance.

Date: October 21, 2017
Time: 10a – 4p
Location: Community Grove of Cedar Grove 65 Bowden Rd. Cedar Grove, NJ
Cost: $35 members / $40 non-members

To register for this workshop, click here. 
Once you’ve paid, you’ll receive the supply list and other details for class.

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Melanie Tuazon is a self-taught modern quilter, quilt designer, teacher, and writer. She strives to make simple and stunning quilts and loves empowering new quilters to translate this time-honored tradition into their own personal style. Based in New Jersey, she teaches locally and regionally. She blogs about her quilts at melintheattic.com. She served as president of the North Jersey MQG from 2013-2015. Her quilts have been shown in Quiltcon 2015, 2016, and 2017, Love Patchwork and Quilting, Stitch, and the Quiltcon issue of Modern Patchwork. Her quilt “Rally” was the Modern Quilt Guild free quilt pattern of the month for February 2016. Her quilt “Flounce” received a 2nd place ribbon in Modern Traditionalism at Quiltcon Pasadena.

September Member-Led Workshop: Noodlehead Market Bag

We’re so excited to bring Michelle Reiter back to teach a workshop focused on the Noodlehead Market Bag by Anna Graham! This versatile tote is great to use for a carry-on bag, farmer’s market trips, a library run or even as a stylish work tote! The possibilities for personalizing it and making it your own are endless!

Date: September 23, 2017
Time: 10a – 4p
Location: Cedar Grove Community Church // 65 Bowden Rd Cedar Grove
Cost: NJMQG Members $35 // Non-members $40 – This include a pizza lunch courtesy of Michelle!

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to cut out the pattern, quilt with stabilizer, install a basic zipper, sew basic binding, and add fashionable handles.

This session is limited to 20 participants. Click here to register for this workshop.
Once paid, the supply list and other details including sources for handles, etc. will be emailed to you.

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Michelle learned to sew in Home Economics in 7th grade and loved it instantly. At the time, she sewed clothes and stuffed animals. Since then, Michelle has graduated to modern quilting and hand-stitching. The Noodlehead Market Bag is one of her favorite projects to make for herself and as gifts. When not behind a sewing machine, Michelle can be found in her garden, preserving and making jam, or repurposing furniture with a fresh coat of paint.

 

August Member-Led Workshop: Indigo Dying & Cyanotype Printing

We are so excited to host Sarah Scott for an intimate workshop turning all the things blue! Read below for all the details!

Indigo/Shibori Dying & Cyanotype/Photogram Workshop
Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time: 10a-4p
Location: The home of an NJMQG member
Exact address will be sent with the supply list after registration
Cost: $40/members | $45/non-members – the cost includes lunch
This workshop is limited to 15 people. If the weather does not cooperate, a rain date will be determined.

Indigo/Shibori Dying & Cyanotype/Photogram Workshop

About Indigo/Shibori Dyeing
Spend a fun morning creating a unique piece of indigo dyed fabric to use in any sewing project. We will learn how to apply various methods of folding, tying, and stitching our pre-soaked natural fiber to produce an endless number of patterns. One of the most delightful aspects of fabric dying is the element of surprise; experimentation is mandatory and fun is the side effect! Sarah will provide all the materials for a morning of indigo dying, you may bring along your own pieces of 100% natural fiber fabric. Some examples: a small tablecloth, table runner, linen napkins, tea towels, etc. or an existing garment that is 100% natural (top, skirt, etc.) Sarah will also have a number of vintage linens available to purchase the day of the class. Dig through your linen closet for antique pieces that need a new life, they are wonderful for dying, and the results are beautiful. Be sure to wear old clothes and shoes, and be prepared to be out in the sun turning all the things blue!!

About Cyanotype/Photogram Printing
Always wanted to try sun printing? Also known as cyanotype, or photogram, it is an early photographic process that dates back to 1842. An example of cyanotypes we are familiar with are blueprints used in building architecture. In this workshop, we will create our own cyanotype fabric pieces to use in garments, quilts or any sewn project.  All the cyanotype fabric is permanently printed, it just needs to be washed with non-phosphate detergent. Since Sarah will pre-treat the fabric at home, she will have a variety of fabric for you to choose from. You can expect to go home with four napkin-sized pieces, plus a postcard sized paper piece.  We will be working both outside and in a darkened area until we are ready to expose our images to the sun. Sarah will bring a variety of objects to ‘photograph’; feathers, sea glass, found objects, snakeskin (!), skulls (!), household objects, plants, leaves, and flowers, etc. There are so many ways to compose these beautiful images, and the results are striking!  After the exposure is complete, the fabric will receive a thorough washing and dry in a darkened area for 24 hours.  Again, we will be turning more things blue!!

Click here to register for this workshop. Supply list and location address will be sent once payment is made.

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Sarah has been making and collecting for as long as she can remember, and being naturally curious has led her into many creative pursuits.  As a child, she taught herself to sew Barbie clothes from scraps, and always had pockets full of natural “treasures,” a habit she continues to this day!  In college, she studied literature to fuel her love of reading and education to have an excuse to hang out with kids.  As a young mother, Sarah discovered pottery and spent years diving into the world of clay, glazes and firing techniques as well as teaching kids classes.  Being a serial crafter means she has also spent lots of time of jewelry making, exploring home decor, painting, kids crafts, book art, wood burning, gardening, cooking, and of course, sewing has been her primary outlet of creativity for the past ten years.  In the past five years, Sarah became immersed in fabric surface design through the processes of block printing, gelatin printing, indigo dying and cyanotypes.  Sarah loves how multi-layered these art forms are, with many opportunities for expression and development — not to mention sewing and creating new things from the fabric you’ve designed.

On a personal note, Sarah has been married to her high school love for 19 years, and they have four children, three of whom she currently home schools. Sarah is currently employed as a part-time sewing instructor and teaches art classes for her local homeschool co-op. Sarah loves any opportunity to teach and make art.