Rayna Gillman Workshops

The NJMQG is thrilled to host Rayna Gillman for 2 workshops October 5th and 6th.

Rayna describes her workshops as bring process-oriented, taking a playful, relaxed, “what if?” approach. Participants are encouraged to use their intuition, to experiment, and to enjoy the results of “happy accidents.”

October 5th, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Caldwell United Methodist Church: 8 Academy Rd., Caldwell NJ, 07006
Improvising with Rectangles: Variations on this simple geometric shape will open up infinite possibilities for modern design. Using solids, you will create one of a kind units to combine in endless combinations. As you design your no-pattern quilt on the wall, we’ll discuss color, value, use of space and composition. And you will learn to use your eyes and your instincts!

You won’t be able to resist experimenting with clean design in this basic versatile shape. Come play, and you’ll go home with lots of ideas for new modern quilts


October 6th, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Community Church – Cedar Grove: 65 Bowden Rd., Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
No Strings Attached – “Go Fly a Kite”: 
Discover a totally new way to combine stripes with negative space by working the angle! Slice without a ruler and be ready for a surprise or two.

You’ll fall in love with these (and other) modern versions of the string quilt! Use a limited palette or go wild with straps! Put your own personality into these modern string quilts; no two blocks or quilts alike!

Modern and contemporary or wild and funky – your granny won’t recognize these exciting, new ways to make string quilts. Forget about using and ripping off that pesky paper foundation – these are improv, no-ruler, string quilts that are easy and fun to make! No two blocks or quilts alike!

*images used with permission from Rayna Gillman

Sign ups will go out to Guild members on September 1st at 10:00 am EST and will be open to non-members on September 14th.