January 2020 Block Lotto

Over the course of the year, we’ll “assign” blocks and give parameters with specific block sizes and colors (if applicable).  Those who want to participate should make as many of the assigned block as they wish and bring them to the meeting at which they’re due (March 19).  Each finished block is worth one ticket. All of the tickets will be put into a drawing, and the person with the winning ticket wins all of the blocks!  Depending on the number of blocks we receive, we may choose to split them among multiple people (for instance, if we have enough blocks to make two throw quilts, they’ll be split between two winners).

Jan block loto

Block Parameters:

  • Choose your favorite fabrics for the plus signs
  • Please use white or low volume white background fabrics for the background fabrics
  • The block should measure 12.5” x 12.5” which includes a ¼” seam allowance 
  • Instructions for making the block can be found at  Instructions for Block

The more blocks you make, the more tickets you receive and therefore the more chances you have to win all of the blocks that have been contributed.  Please consider participating to make this a fun and successful activity for our guild.  

You can email programs@NJMQG.com if you have any questions.

2020 UFO Challenge

During the January meeting, we announced the 2020 UFO Challenge. Here is what you need to know.

  • Members can complete the UFO worksheet
    2020 UFO Challenge Worksheet
  • Each month a number will be selected (1-12).
  • Members who finish their project for the month will be entered into a drawing. The drawing will take place at the next monthly guild meeting. For example, members who finish their project during the month of January, will be entered and the winner will be announced at the February meeting.

Post your list, progress and projects to social media using #2020UFOChallengeNJMQG

For January, we will be working on UFO #4 on your worksheet. Bring your finished projects to the February meeting for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Sew Jersey. (If you can not attend the meeting in February, please email a picture of your finished project with your name to programs@njmqg.com to be entered into the drawing).

Happy Quilting!!!

 

January Member Led Workshops!

Happy 2020! We have two workshops for our first guild event of the new decade!!! On January 25th, we will have two member led workshops taught by our talented members Betsy Vinegrad and Sue Erdreich.

Paper Piecing with Betsy
Paper piecing is a surprisingly easy technique for creating quilt blocks with precisely Betsy Paper Piecing.JPGmatched seams and perfect points.  We will be using Diane Bohn’s pattern called “My First Alphabet” in class.  A variety of simple and complex letters will be demonstrated during the workshop. Students will learn the basics and be able to tackle any paper pieced project.

**please note: students will receive a discount code to purchase the required alphabet pattern**

Paper Piecing Workshop Registration

Paper Piecing with Betsy

NJMQG Member Fee

$37.00

Paper Piecing with Betsy Non-Member

Non-member fee

$47.00

Location: The Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd. Cedar Grove, NJ 
Time: 
9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Color Theory and Improv with Sue
Learn the basics of the color wheel, and how to apply them to your quilts. Then take your Supernova.jpgquilting in a whole new direction with Improvisational piecing. Let serendipity lead you to your finished quilt. Fun exercises to teach methods for cutting and piecing. Students will be encouraged to pursue their own improv journey.  Design concepts like balance and color harmony will be discussed.

Improv Workshop Registration

Improv and Color Theory with Sue

NJMQG Member fee

$37.00

Improv and Color Theory with Sue

Non-member fee

$47.00


Location: The Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd. Cedar Grove, NJ
Time: 
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm