Amy Friend Workshops

We are very excited to announce the details of our January workshops with Amy Friend! Sign ups for NJMQG members will be open at 10AM November 11. Sign ups for non-members begins on November 21.

Members, please scroll to the bottom to sign up. Click here to go there now.

Non-members sign up here:


Friday January 26 10AM-4PM
Large Scale Paper Piecing using Amy’s “Wings” Pattern

Location: LDS Church, 209 Mountain Avenue, Caldwell, NJ
Fee: $60 for NJMQG Members, $65 for non-members. $2 PayPal Fee

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Wings serves as a great introduction to modern, large-scale paper piecing. Paper piecing with larger pieces of fabric is in many ways more difficult than paper piecing with small pieces that are more easily handled. Learn some new tricks to make large-scale paper piecing work while also learning to place your fabric intentionally to enhance the pattern design (for example, placing directional prints and stripes). Explore various layouts for a unique quilt top. (6 hours)  Experience with paper piecing is helpful but not essential.​  Wings Quilt Supply List

Lecture & Trunk Show: Friday January 26 7PM
Location: Community Church, 65 Bowden Road Cedar Grove

Free to NJMQG members, $10 non-members.

​Amy takes us along on her quilting journey with selections of her work illustrating her design approach and techniques.

Saturday, January 27 10AM-4PM
Improvisational Paper Piecing Workshop​

​Location: Community Church, 65 Bowden Road Cedar Grove​
Fee: $60 for NJMQG Members, $65 for non-members. $2 PayPal Fee​

This workshop is based on one of the three design approaches that ​Amy ​ share​s​ in ​her second book, Improv Paper Piecing: A Modern Approach to Quilt Design. This class is technique and design based, all about approaching your paper pieced block designs improvisationally. You will design and sew your own block and work on a quilt layout using alternate grid work, negative space and other elements of modern design. Experience with paper piecing is helpful but not essential.  Improv Paper Piecing supply list

Payment:​ Each workshop is $60 for NJMQG members and $65 for non-members.

No refunds for these workshops will be given after ​December 26​ if there is not a wait-list. ​You will be free to sell your seat to a friend after that date, and the guild will make every effort to connect those ​interested in selling​ their seats to those interested in buying one.

Scholarships: The NJMQG will be sponsoring one member scholarship for each of these classes. If you are interested in the class but can’t afford it, contact Kathy Morganroth at to request a scholarship seat and register for the class. No questions will be asked, and your request will be confidential.

Workshop Registration

A $2/class PayPal fee is added when you pay online.
You may also pay by check. Mail checks to NJMQG, 41 Watchung Plaza, Montclair, NJ 07042. Do not mail cash.

Step 1: complete and submit the registration form here

Step 2: click here to Pay Online. 

Please note:

  • If you pay without registering we won’t know which class you want. So be sure to submit the registration form first!
  • If you are paying for 2 classes, please change the quantity from 1 to 2 on the PayPal screen.

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