Guild quilt block challenge entries

Here they are, the blocks from our NJMQG guild quilt challenge!

We gave each member three fat eighths of colors from our guild logo– Kona Chartreuse, Caribbean, Bright Pink and Orange (not a subtle pallette!). They used those colors plus Kona White to make a block that reflects what modern quilting means to them. We collected an impressive 41 blocks.

We wanted to show our gratitude to our talented members, so we asked three judges from the world of quilting– creative guru (and local Jersey guy) Mark Lipinski, fabric designer Alison Glass and modern quilter/author Elizabeth Hartman– to pick their favorite blocks. The three winners will each get a $25 gift certificate to Rock Paper Scissors and we’re hoping to have some additional goodies to share as well.

Check them out! Click to enlarge and view as a slideshow. We’ve assigned numbers for judging purposes. We’ll be sure to give credit when judging is done.

Chime in in the comments with your own favorites!

March Madness: A few reminders


It’s all systems go for March Madness and we wanted to post a few reminders so you’ll have THE BEST time!

Things to bring:
– sewing machine
– extension cord / power strip
– basic sewing kit (scissors, thread, bobbins, pins, etc.)
– name tag
– any fabric or orphan squares you want to donate
– iron/ironing board
– rotary cutter/mat/rulers

We’ll be ordering pizza around lunch time. To keep costs down, we’re asking that you chip in $5 to help cover the expense. (Please bring cash)
There is a kitchen with a refrigerator available if you would like to bring something else for lunch. (No charge for using the kitchen!)

We’ll have bottled water and snacks to munch on so you stay hydrated and not hangry as you work.

Upon arrival, check in at the registration desk. We’ll give you any last minute instructions before you join your team.

Any questions? Leave ’em in the comments and we’ll get them answered ASAP!

See you Saturday!