Reminder: JUNE 2016 OPEN SEW!

Woo hoo! Our June 2016 OPEN SEW is tomorrow, Saturday, June 4th!

WHEN: Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
WHERE: Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Street, Cedar Grove, NJ (where we meet for our monthly guild meetings)

** We will be working on a Quilt of Valor pattern as outlined below. As always, you may also work on other NJMQG charity quilts or on 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.

** We need a couple of members to bring in an iron/ironing mat/board to share. Please comment below if you can share an “ironing set up.” Also, remember to bring extension cords/surge protectors if you have them. If you have an extra task light for your station, that may help, too.

** Donations of white fabric needed for the charity quilt. Please see below.


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!