November Quilting Retreat at Cross Roads

It’s time for the Fall Quilting Retreat at Cross Roads, hosted by Diane Fama! Everyone who has attended this retreat loves the location and the dedicated sewing time! Here is all the information provided by Diane:
It’s time for the November Quilting Retreat at Cross Roads! This year will be especially relaxing as the 2016 Presidential election will be over and we can sit and sew to our hearts content.
This is a bring you’re own projects to work on retreat – typically folks bring multiple projects to work on. You will need to bring your own sewing machine and standard sewing kit (thread, bobbins, scissors, etc.) Packing lists and detailed information will be sent to participants closer to the retreat dates.
Dates:  Wednesday, November 9th – Sunday, November 13th
Check in on Wednesday starts at 11 a.m and lunch will be available
Check out on Sunday is no later than 2 p.m. and lunch will be served prior to departures
Location: Cross Roads Retreat Center / 29 Pleasant Grove Road / Port Murray, NJ 07865
What’s included:
Double occupancy rooms with twin beds + all linens, 2-3 meals a day, plus snacks and beverages – bringing snacks to share is encouraged!

Cost: The total cost per person is $345.

A non-refundable deposit of $115 each is needed to secure your spot due by September 17.
The balance is due by October 24th.  You may pay for the entire cost upfront, if desired.
Please make you check payable to Diane Fama – she will send her mailing address when you RSVP
RSVP: There is a limit of 28 spots available –  this retreat tends to fill up quickly, so RSVP and send in your deposit ASAP.  A waiting list will be created once the 28 spots have filled. To send an RSVP email Diane.
If you have suggestions for Diane regarding retreat activities, or any other questions, please reach out to her.

August Meeting Recap 2016!

Hey all! Congrats to our olympians in the “Sew for the Gold Sew-in!”

Our bronze medalist: Betsy Vinegrad

Our silver medalist: Mark Goodloe

Our Gold medalist: Terry Waxman


Look at how beautiful the Pulse Quilts are looking! ❤

Thank you everyone for making & donating supplies for these backpacks!! They came out beautiful, and will be loved tremendously! 



*** Reminders/upcoming events to keep in mind: 

  • There is a Michael Miller fabric challenge ! click the link for more details (deadline for entries is Nov 30th)
  • The Modern Quilt Guild is doing a Block of the Month challenge and YOU could be the next designer!
  • There is a 9 Patch Design Challenge for QuiltCon (deadline is Nov 30th)
  • Call for instructors/lecturers for QuiltCon 2017
  • In October Amy Butler will be signing her latest book at Rock Paper Scissors !
  • The Warwick Valley Quilter’s Guild is hosting their Stars of the Valley Quilt Show on October 15 & 16, 2016. The deadline to enter the show is September 1st. Click here for more information!
  • If you don’t already, you should follow us on instagram “@njmqg.” 😉 we are always posting WIPS, quiltspiration, and other fun stuff including NJMQG InstaIntros to introduce our own board and our members members.
  • So far we have 11 blocks for our “Quilts of Valor” quilt, and we need 20! The free pattern can be found on Craftsy. Volunteers welcome!
  • We are starting a new workshop series within our guild, with our super talented members leading the classes! Starting us off will be Diane Fama, teaching Hawaiian Appliqué ! Click the link for more information and for registration!
  • In September, Betsy V. will be doing a Member Trunk Show!
  • Our next Open Sew is Saturday, September 17th from 10am-2pm.
  • DC zipper pouch swap info: Click here to read all about it and to register! We will be using a Pinterest board to post photos of ideas and examples for inspiration. We are encouraging everyone to add no more than $10 worth of fun little trinkets inside the bag for their partner. Sign ups close on Sept. 6th and matches will be sent out by Sept. 12th.

& for show & tell…

See you all next time!


Zippered Pouch Swap with the DCMQG

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We’re super excited to partner with the DCMQG on a zippered pouch swap!

Here’s how it works:
1. Register for the swap by September 6th, by completing this survey: Zippered Pouch Swap Registration

2. Make a zippered pouch no smaller than 6″ H x 6.5″ W x 4″ D for your partner. You will receive your partner’s name, email, and social media information by September 12th. This is not a surprise swap, so please get to know your partner!

You can use any zippered pouch pattern – However these dimensions are for the Noodlehead Medium Open Wide Pouch, which is a perfectly acceptable zippered pouch you could make! Check out our Pinterest board for more inspiration!

3. Fill the zippered pouch with $10 worth of goodies and a note and bring it to the October guild meeting on October 20th. Stella will provide tags for you to attach to the pouch so you can write your partner’s name on it.

4. At the November 17th guild meeting, you’ll receive your zippered pouch & goodies from your DCMQG swap partner.

5. Post how happy you are on social media, tagging your new DCMQG pal!