Whole Circle Studio Workshop & Lecture

We are thrilled to be hosting Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill from Whole Circle Studio at the end of September.


Presentation/ Trunk Show: Content, Concepts & Quilts: Approaching Quilting as a Graphic Designer.

Time: September 27th at 7:00 pm

Our own life experiences can play a big role in our work as quilters. In this presentation and trunk show Sheri will share how she applies her graphic design training and practices to design quilts while showing a selection of her award-winning quilts. Come hear, see, and be inspired as Sheri describes her creative journey and process.

Workshop: Double Friendship Knots: Combining Foundation Paper Piecing with needle turn applique

Learn how to make the Double Friendship Knot block (22” x 22”). This block incorporates foundation paper piecing on a machine and hand needle-turn applique. In the morning, students will trust their intuition and rapidly piece their “scrappy knots” on a sewing machine with paper as a foundation. In the afternoon, we’ll slow it down and kick back with some handwork, learning how to prepare the applique and how to apply the layered motif by alternating basting and needle-turn applique techniques. By the end of the workshop, students will have some of the block basted and will start practicing needle-turn applique. When complete, students can make their block into a mini-quilt, wall hanging or pillow. Previous foundation paper piecing experience is required.

Time: September 28th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Community Church – Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd. Cedar Grove, NJ 07009


Whole Circle Workshop for NJMQG Members

Whole Circle Workshop


Whole Circle Workshop NonMember

Whole Circle Workshop


August Block Printing Workshop

Member Led Block Printing Workshop

Join the NJMQG for a member led block printing workshop. Rachel will walk you through the basics of block printing and show you carving techniques.  You will have the afternoon to bring your designs to life and leave with the knowledge to continue practicing your new love of block printing at home.

Time: August 10th, 2019 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Tom Carroll Scenery 25 Pollock Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07305


NJMQG member Block Printing

Block Printing Workshop


Non-member Block Printing Workshop

Non-member Block Printing


Lecture from Linda Seward: Modern vs. Contemporary Quilts

Join NJMQG for a guest lecture by
Linda Seward: Modern vs. Contemporary Quilts
Thursday July 18th. 

Contemporary and Modern Art Quilters
This talk features the work of over 35 textile artists who are making exciting Contemporary and Modern art quilts. Linda will define what a Modern quilt is, and illustrate how it differs from a Contemporary quilt by comparing examples of similar styles/designs. By the end of the talk you’ll be able to differentiate between them quite easily. Photographs and detailed close-ups will explore the diversity of work being created today by both types of quilters.

Date: July 18, 2019

Time: 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Wayne Public Library – Meeting Room B.
461 Valley Rd. Wayne, NJ 07470

Cost: Free for members and non-members

Linda Seward has been doing needlework, sewing and handicrafts all her life. She developed her knowledge of quilting through editing dozens of books on both sides of the Atlantic and by making her own quilts. She has written twelve quilting books, including The Complete Book of Patchwork, Quilting and Appliqué, considered by many to be “the Bible” of quilt making techniques. Her most recent quilt book, entitled The Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting, was published in 2014. Linda has appeared on television and radio shows, and has judged numerous quilt shows around the world. She lectures internationally on quilt making, and works as a freelance writer, editor and quilt judge. She has had a regular column in The Quilter magazine for 16 years, and also writes for other magazines. Linda lives in London and Oxfordshire with her husband and three children.