Hi everyone! Are you super-psyched for March Madness? We sure are!
Lots of behind-the-scenes planning has been happening and we’ve got more info about Saturday’s event for you below!


Red Team:
Ashley – Captain
Sue E
Megan S
Aleeda C
Annette A
Rolanda L
Lori B
Mary K
Gemma P

Yellow Team:
Beth – Captain
Judi J
Kourtney K
Kathy M
Diane Q
Mary Jane K
Josie D
Michelle R
Tracy B

If your name is not assigned to a team or you haven’t RSVP’d yet, leave a comment and we’ll make sure you’re on the list!


Each team will start with a point value based on the donations received prior to the start of March Madness.
Any donations brought on the day of March Madness will go towards your assigned team (if you are on a team and you already donated, at the NJMQG meeting, your donation goes toward your team).

Twin Quilt – 100pts
Crib Quilt – 45pts
Pillowcase – 15pts
Precuts – 15pts per quilt set
Orphan blocks – 10pts per block
Pre-made quilt top any size – 75pts
Pre-made binding – 25ptsWound bobbins/spools of thread – 1pt/ea

We’ll be using 3 patterns from the Quilts 4 Kids website: The Four-Patch Quilt, Alternate Squares Quilt, & the Rail Fence.
4patch Alt Square Rail Fence

If you’d like to pre-cut some of your fabrics and bag them up into quilt kits, here’s what we need:

Fabric A: 15 – 6.5″ squares
Fabric B: 3 – 3.5″ strips
Fabric C: 3 – 3.5″ strips
4 – 1.5″ strips for inner border
4 3.5″ strips for outer border

Alternate Squares:
Fabric A: 15 – 6.5″ squares + 4 – 3.5″ strips for outer borders
Fabric B: 15 – 6.5″ squares
Fabric C: 4 – 1.5″ strips for inner borders

Rail Fence:
Fabric A: 20 – 2” (or 2.5″) x 42” strips of various fabrics
Fabric B: 4 – 1.5” x 42” strips for inner border
Fabric C: 4 – 3.5″ x 42” strips for outer border

* all strips are WOF unless otherwise noted

If you’d like to make an alternate pattern, please ensure it measures within the following parameters:
Twin – approx 72″ x 86″
Crib – approx 38-44″ x 44-48″

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to leave them in the comments!

We are “SEW” looking forward to sewing with you on Saturday! See you there!

9 thoughts on “March Madness: POINTS, PATTERNS, PRECUTS!

  1. I’ll be there a bit late , around 12:30, w/machine and ready to sew, bringing precuts, and a couple of design walls. I think at least one of my UFOs can be a big orphan block for bordering out. 🙂

    • Hey Sue, If you can’t bring a sewing machine, there will be plenty of cutting and designing that will need to be done! 🙂 See you tomorrow!

  2. I would love to come, but I cannot give you a firm commitment. If I make it, I guess I could just be a team of one??

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