OPEN SEW – this Saturday Sept 25

Hello friends – We’ve got a MEET-UP / OPEN SEW planned for this Saturday Sept 25th.

Headed by Sarah Fader and our Charity team.

Sarah presented our new quilt drive initiative at our recent guild meeting -New Jersey is receiving about 10,000 Afghan evacuees who will be sheltered at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for an undetermined amount of time.
As we will soon be welcoming Afghan refugee families to our area, we will be collecting quilts specifically for this purpose. 

Anyone can participate in whatever way they are able to.

We will be collecting already finished quilts, and blankets at this time and can supply batting and backing if you have a finished top ready to donate. 

We will keep you posted about where/when we will be collecting finished items in the future.

Project Linus is collecting baby sized quilts, so we will focus on larger pieces – from lap/throw size quilts and up.

The pattern = it is up to you on how simple or complex you’d like to make it. There is no theme or restrictions. Only that it can be washed, used, and loved.

If you would like to attach a welcome note – please do.

Our Open Sew details:

Saturday 25th  – that’s THIS Saturday10am-4pm

Community Church of Cedar Grove (or usual guild meeting spot)

65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

To ensure everyone’s safety​, we will observe social distancing and wear face masks inside the building.


T​he guilds charity fabric stash will be there to go through and is available for use. We will have yardage available for backing and batting​.You can cut & sew there or take fabric home with you.

Want to hang out, visit and make kits?! Great! We need help with that too.

Drop in for a bit or stay all day!

Stuff to bring:

Your sewing machine & extension cord, power strip etc.

Rotary cutter, mat, ruler

existing quilt bits to sew & donate​

Lunch – there is a fridge & microwave there


Your ZIPPER POUCHES to turn in to Sam!!​


Thanks & SEE YOU SOON!!!!​

xoxo – NJMQG​

Kitchen Sink Quilting with Maria Shell

NJMQG would like to invite you to sign up for a virtual workshop with Maria Shell. We will join her on zoom for this fun workshop using leftovers and extras found in your sewing room to create a unique improv quilt. This is a 6 hour workshop split into two days. When you sign up, you are signing up for BOTH days, at one cost. The workshop will be held on October 9 and 16, 1-4 pm EST.

KITCHEN SINK QUILTING–The ART of Making Do
All leftover fabric, UFO’S, orphan blocks, and random strips of fabric are welcome in this class. We’ll take those pieces of what not and make them into a fun improvisational masterpieces. The focus of this workshop is on bit making (creating small improvisation-ally cut and pieced traditional quilt blocks) and composition.

This workshop is full. Please contact programs@njmqg.com to be put on a waiting list.

September meeting – we’ll be Zooming!

Hello guild friends –
As discussed at our August guild meeting, we will be postponing the in person part of our September meeting. The September meeting will remain ALL virtual – over ZOOM.

We will be planning an in-person event that is not dependent on a meeting so that those members who are interested can do so. We will be in touch about where we land.

All this to say that we will see you for our September meeting over ZOOM!….which will still include PRIZES!!!!

Thanks

Rachel

July 2021 – Guild Meeting – this THURSDAY!

Let’s hang out this Thursday, it’s our guild meeting night!

Our Zoom guild meeting is 7/15/21 & the meeting is wherever YOU are.

We’ll open it up at our usual 7pm for a quick visit & we’ll start at 7:15.

The guild with the ZOOM call in details will come soon. 

If you haven’t already – please send your show & tell photos to Programs@njmqg.com, with “July Show & Tell” in the subject line…Send us pics of your summer projects, in progress BOM (Block of the Month) blocks and anything else you are working on for Show & Tell.

AND – sign up at the post below for Kelly’s Tie Dye workshop for next weekend!

We are looking forward to seeing you.

If you would like to be a guest at our meeting this month, please email us for the Zoom information.

Yay! It’s almost guild day!!

Thanks so much & SEE you Thursday night!

-Rachel

June 2021 – THIS THURSDAY -guild meeting day!

Ready to Zoom with us? It’s that time again.

Our Zoom guild meeting this month is 6/17/21 & the meeting is wherever YOU are.

We’ll open it up at our usual 7pm for a quick visit & we’ll start at 7:15.

The guild with the ZOOM call in details will come soon. 

We’re excited to see you Mini Mod block projects this month!! If you haven’t already – please send your show & tell photos to Programs@njmqg.com, with “JUNE Show & Tell” in the subject line…Send us pics of your projects from your guild BOM (Block of the Month), the Mini Mod swap and anything else you are working.

This month we’ll learn some tips about using our zipper foot from Daniela!

We are looking forward to seeing all of you!

If you would like to be a guest at our meeting this month, please email us for the Zoom information.

Yay! It’s almost guild day!!

Thanks so much & SEE you Thursday night!

-Rachel

May 2021 – Guild meeting Thursday!

It’s almost here – Guild Meeting DAY!!

Our Zoom guild meeting is coming up on 5/20/21 & the meeting is wherever YOU are.

We’ll open it up at our usual 7pm for a quick visit & we’ll start at 7:15. We’ve got a demo & lecture so we’ll get through the usual business pretty quick to learn some great stuff…

Silly Moon Quilting will be joining us for a quilting ruler demo and trunk show!

Check your email for our ZOOM call in details

If you haven’t already – please send your Show & Tell photos to Programs@njmqg.com, with “MAY Show & Tell” in the subject line…Send us pics of your projects from our MINI MOD Block swap, in progress BOM (Block of the Month) blocks and anything else you are working on for our show & tell time.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

If you would like to be a guest at our meeting this month, please email us for the Zoom information.

Thanks so much & see you Thursday night!

-Rachel

APRIL 2021 – Guild Meeting – THIS THURSDAY!!

Let’s hang out this Thursday, it’s time for our guild meeting!

Our Zoom guild meeting is 4/15/21 & the meeting is wherever YOU are.

We’ll open it up at our usual 7pm for a quick visit & we’ll start at 7:15.

The guild email with the ZOOM call in details will come soon. 

If you haven’t already – please send your show & tell photos to Programs@njmqg.com, with “April Show & Tell” in the subject line…Send us pics of your projects from the David Owen Hastings workshop, in progress BOM (Block of the Month) blocks and anything else you are working on for Show & Tell.

We’re excited to see you Mini Mod block projects in MAY – so no worries if you’re still moving those mini-blocks around and trying to figure out what to do with them.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

If you would like to be a guest at our meeting this month, please email us for the Zoom information.

Yay! It’s almost guild day!!

Thanks so much & SEE you Thursday night!

-Rachel

MARCH 2021 Guild Meeting – THIS THURSDAY!!

Guest Lecture with David Owen Hastings!

Let’s hang out this Thursday for our guild meeting, enjoy a guest lecture and catch up.

Our Zoom guild meeting is 3/18/21 & the meeting is wherever YOU are.

We’ll open it up at our usual 7pm for a quick visit & we’ll start at 7:15.

We have David Own Hastings joining us to talk about Minimal Design, Maximum Impact. 

ABOUT DAVID

I’m a quilter, graphic designer, print and textile artist, and a former President of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild. I create contemporary art and modern minimal quilt and textile designs. My creative approach to modern quilting has led to a busy schedule of workshops and lectures on quilting, branding for artists, art and textile techniques.

The modern quilting movement is evolving and changing, but one thing remains consistent: simple, spare design combined with thoughtful quilting make an outstanding combination.

David will give us an overview of his process for coming up with simple graphic quilt designs, starting with stitched paper models (called maquettes). He’ll show examples of how to translate an architectural photo into a quilt design. The techniques he’lI present are also great for making unique modern quilt block designs as well as tips on how to break free of stitch in the ditch walking foot quilting. 

The guild with the ZOOM call in details will come soon. 

If you haven’t already – please send your show & tell photos to Programs@njmqg.com, with “ March Show & Tell” in the subject line…Send us pics of your QuiltCon projects, in progress BOM (Block of the Month) blocks and anything else you are working on.

If you are participating in the Mini Mod Swap – don’t forget to make your donation . Please contact us if you are having any PayPal issues.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

If you would like to be a guest at our meeting this month, please email us for the Zoom information.

Fun, fun fun!!!

Thanks so much & SEE you Thursday night!

-Rachel

February 2021 GUILD MEETING – THIS THURSDAY!!

Let’s hang out this Thursday for our guild meeting and catch up.

Our Zoom guild meeting is 2/18/21 & the meeting is wherever YOU are.

We’ll open it up at our usual 7pm to visit & we’ll start at 7:15 – we’ll have a surprise guest joining us so be sure to tune in!

My email with the ZOOM call in details will come soon. 

If you haven’t already – don’t forget to send your photos to Programs@njmqg.com, with “Show & Tell” in the subject line…and think of a “tell” to share with the group!

We are looking forward to seeing you!

If you would like to be a guest at our meeting this month, please email us for the Zoom information.

Thanks so much & SEE you Thursday!!

-Rachel

August 2021 Meeting Recap

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Meetings will remain virtual in September. Repeat guild meetings will remain virtual in September.

Based on feedback that the board received from a member survey it was determined best to keep guild meetings virtual for now. In the meantime the guild will work on developing other opportunities for members to meet in person.

Upcoming Events:

Community Outreach Quilt : What will be our “angle”?

Member Demonstration

Programs Update:

Zipper Pouch Charity Challenge:

Tie Dye Workshop:

Star in the West BOM:

Show & Tell:

Next Meeting: September 16, 2021 at 7:00pm