Last Call for Mid-Atlantic Mod!

Mid-Atlantic Mod

Our guild has six reserved spots left for Mid-Atlantic Mod, the modern quilting retreat in Lancaster, PA April 23-26. Those spots will be lost to general registration after tomorrow, November 23, so if you are interested in attending, act today or early tomorrow. General registration opens November 30.

All information about the retreat is on the official retreat blog. The cost to our members is $120 for the retreat, plus accommodations (details on the blog). Workshops are $15 each, paid in cash on the day of the workshop.

If you would like to register, please email njmqginfo at gmail.com for our exclusive NJMQG registration code.

It’s going to be lots of fun!

Quiltcon Charity Quilt Details

More details about our Quiltcon Charity quilt:

We’re pulling together our quilt on a VERY tight deadline. Fabric will be given to members who have signed up on our online form at the meeting on November 20.

Each bag will contain a cut of 20” x 25” Michael Miller Teal, plus a chunk of Kona for the plus sign. Here is the fabric pull for the quilt, using the required palette that Daniela so expertly designed:

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Kona Pickle, Michael Miller Teal, Kona Cerise, Kona Snow, Kona Shadow

Your mission is to float one or more plus signs in Teal, with the finished block measuring 18” square.

The pluses can be straight or wonky in any size. Here is my block (I made it in just under an hour):

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Even though we’re doing blocks, the idea is to have the floating pluses in all different positions, fulfilling the alternate grid requirement. Here is Amy’s sketch of the full quilt idea:

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Amy R. will assemble the top. Your bag, should you sign up, will also contain Amy’s address. Please mail your block to her by December 1.

Diane will long-arm quilt the quilt and Stella has volunteered to bind.

We can do this, team! Please chip in if you are able, no worries if you can’t. Sign up here to get fabric tomorrow night. If you’d like to make more than one block, put your name on more than one line. We need 20 blocks to make a twin size quilt!

Thank you to everyone for chipping in. There was a time when we thought we wouldn’t be able to pull it off, but it looks like we’ll be able to. Have I ever told you how I believe that quilters are some of the best people around?

Meeting this Thursday, November 20

Quilters! It’s meeting week! Our next meeting is this Thursday, November 20. It’s going to be packed full of information and inspiration, so come join us at 7PM at Rock Paper Scissors. Bring a chair, something to show and tell, and a nametag.**

We have an important announcement about our Quiltcon Charity Quilt— it’s on! But we are very, very tight on time. Daniela, Amy and Melanie came up with a simple but modern design of floating pluses that we can turn around on our tight schedule of finishing in January. We are looking for quilters to piece one or more 18-inch blocks on a very short deadline. You will get the fabric with directions at Thursday’s meeting and must mail finished blocks to Amy by December 1 (address will be included in directions). Please help if you can! The online sign-up is here. (Please note: the sign-up page cannot be edited from a mobile device. Computers only.) If you can make more than one block please put your name on more than one line.

Also, Stella and Melanie will be doing an Instagram 101 presentation! If you would like to follow along, visit your smartphone’s app store and download the Instagram app for free. Choose a user name and create a profile before coming to the meeting. We’ll talk about community, hashtags, etiquette, and a fun new interactive guild activity. We won’t have access to wifi during the meeting, so do your downloading at home beforehand.

**If you don’t have a nametag, let us know at the meeting and we’ll match you up with a partner to swap with.