JUNE 2016 OPEN SEW!

:: OPEN SEW ::

As announced at our May guild meeting, we have an OPEN SEW coming up!

WHEN: Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10am – 2pm
WHERE: Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Street, Cedar Grove, NJ (where we meet for our monthly guild meetings)


Please see Tracy’s message about the Charity project for the day:

The Quilt of Valor pattern we will be using is “Kite Tails” by Amy Friend, it was the MQG August 2014 free pattern of the month. The quilt blocks are large, 12″ x 18″, and are made using paper piecing.

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We have enough red, blue, and cream/tan donated patterned fabric for the bow tie shapes (but feel free to bring patriotic fabric if you would like to donate more) but we will need plain white quilting cotton for the background. Just pure white, if the tones are a little off in shade it’s fine since this is a scrappy pattern. For each block I recommend a 1/4 yard, it’s more than each block will need but then it will be easy to paper piece and not stress over having the right sized scrap.

Here is the pattern: Kite Tails August 2014 Pattern
A 60″ x 72″ quilt requires 20 blocks. We should hit that easily! If you’re an experienced paper piecer this is simple, if you’re new hopefully my quick demo will make sense. We might need sewing buddies that day!


As always, you may also work on other NJMQG charity quilts or your own personal projects at this Open Sew. 🙂

Please remember to pack your lunch. If you would like, please bring a snack or drinks to share. Also remember to bring extension cords. If you have an extra task light for your station, that may help, too.

See you then!

May 2016 Meeting Recap!

Hey all!!

A few important announcements:

QuiltCon:  Call for submissions for the QuiltCon magazine are out. Quiltcon East Charity Quilt was announced: Details coming soon!!!:)

Do you have a business or talent to share? We have a new table set up at the meetings where you can place your business cards, postcards, list of classes you’re teaching, and/or services you provide! Be sure to be on the lookout at the June meeting for these!

Board Elections will be held in June. Any member in good standing can self-nominate to get on the ballot for our meeting on June 16. An email with more info was sent to members. If you did not receive the email, please email us at njmqginfo at gmail dot com.

Open Sew- Saturday June 4th!  Where: Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009. When: 10AM-2PM  ***  At this open sew we will be working on a modern Quilts of Valor. More details to come shortly!!! *** 

So this past meeting was great with the Slow Stitch Demos! Tracy taught us visible mending, Stephanie taught us hand quilting and Stella taught us embroidery. What did you all think?

 

Thanks everyone who participated in our infinity scarf swap!! They all were super awesome!

 

And now… Show & Tell!!

See you all at the open sew, and/or next meeting!!

April 2016 Meeting Recap!!

Hey all!!! For those who couldn’t be there, here are a few announcements to remember and things to look out for:

QuiltCon:  Call for submissions for the QuiltCon magazine are out. Quiltcon East Charity Quilt was announced: Details coming soon!!! 🙂

Do you have a business or talent to share? We have a new table set up at the meetings where you can place your business cards, postcards, list of classes you’re teaching, and/or services you provide! Be sure to be on the lookout at the May meeting for these!

Board Elections will be held in June. Any member in good standing can self-nominate to get on the ballot for our meeting on June 16. An email with more info was sent to members. If you did not receive the email, please email us at njmqginfo at gmail dot com.

Don’t forget at the May meeting to bring your infinity scarf for those participating in the swap, and supplies for our slow stitching demos!! Tracy will be doing visible mending, Stella will be doing embroidery and Stephanie will be doing hand quilting.

Charity news: We received a thank you letter from the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County for donating 27 quilts! How wonderful is that!? 27 quilts!! Let’s keep going!

And now for the mini quilt swap! Thank you everyone for participating!! They turned out BEAUTIFUL!!!

 

 Show and Tell!! 🙂

See you all at the next meeting!