:: 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.


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!