Mid Century Mod Curve – Virtual Workshop

NJMQG is partnering with Carole Lyles Shaw for a virtual workshop. Carole will be teaching her Mid Century Mod Curve class on June 27th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The fee for workshop is $45 for members and $55 for non-members. (Registration for non-members will open on May 30th)

NJMQG Member sign up  SOLD OUT!! (please email programs at njmqg.com to be added to the wait list)

Mid Century Mod Curve Class Fee

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Mid-Century Mod Curve
Curve piecing can be fun and low stress! There are no templates needed and no pinning involved.
In this workshop, you will:
– Learn how to piece a quarter circle curve without templates or pinning.
– Learn and practice several techniques for improvisational cutting and piecing.
– Discover how to make each block unique and exciting.
Project sizes: 48″ x 48″ crib quilt; 60″ x 60″ lap quilt; table runner; place mats.


Carole is a modern quilt designer, author, and workshop teacher who has been an active member of the quilt and fiber art community for over twenty years. Carole always takes a modern, improvisational approach to her quilt designs. Carole’s passion and focus is on designing quilts for the modern quilt movement. She lectures about modern quilting and teaches modern workshops for beginning and experienced quilters from all backgrounds and styles. Carole served on the Board of Directors for The Modern Quilt Guild [2015 – 2017]. She co-founded and served as the first President of the Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild in Sarasota, FL. Many of Carole’s quilts have been exhibited in museums and art shows in the U.S. and internationally. Her modern quilt designs were published in Modern Patchwork Magazine and Fat Quarterly eZine
Carole is the author of two books on modern quilting: Madly Modern Quilts and Patriotic Modern Quilts. Both are available on Amazon and in local quilt shops. She has also launched a series of modern quilt patterns available on her website and in local quilt shops.

(All images are owned by Carole Lyles Shaw and used with permission to promote this workshop)

Guest Lecture

We are thrilled to have Berene Campbell of Happy Sew Lucky joining us during our virtual guild meeting on Thursday May 21st.

Berene Campbell is a modern quilter, pattern designer and community project instigator who lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada. In her talk “Cracks of Light” Berene openly discusses her struggles with anxiety and depression, and how she has learned to harness the blessings that come with these challenges. Her quilt designs are fueled by the fire in her belly ignited by the hate and negativity in the world. She works to find a positive balance by leaning into fear, and putting light and love out into the universe. Berene’s collaborative projects have brought quilters from around the world together to heal communities, and to fund women’s rights organizations. Her goal is to put quilts to work to do good in the world. She sums up her quilt designs on her website with these words:

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“Quilts hold the spirit of their makers, and the secrets of their thoughts pondered while stitching. They are beautiful treasures that provide us with warmth & comfort, but they can do more for us if we so choose. Quilts can be posters for our ideas, messengers of our messages, and uniters of our communities. They hold great power.”

If you would like to join the meeting as a guest, please email programs at njmqg.com for the Zoom meeting information.


Stay safe, be well, and wash your hands!

The Connected Project


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This project is a collaborative quilting project designed by Berene Campbell (@happysewlucky) to remind us that even though we are physically apart from each other for a while, we are all still connected in our hearts.

Here is how it will work: Each person that signs up will be put in a group of eight members. There are 8 different sections to this block. Each member of the group will make 8 of the same section that they are given, using scrappy low volume for the background fabric and an area of color. The area of color will be each group member’s favorite color. One of these sections will be for yourself.

You will mail the seven sections that are not for you to each of the other member’s address BY AUGUST 1. Please write #theconnectedproject on the envelope. When you receive your seven pieces in the mail they must stay in their envelopes untouched. You may not peek! You may not tell others what your block looks like. You may not post on social media until after the reveal. Everyone will open their envelopes to reveal the block at the same time at the August meeting. The surprise is what makes it special!

The Connected Project is open to NJMQG members and sign ups are open until May 29th.

This is a donation based community activity. All proceeds go to Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth NJ. Trinitas Health Foundation’s mission is to provide excellent, compassionate healthcare to the people and communities in Elizabeth, including those who are poor and vulnerable. Trinitas prides itself on providing service in a caring, personalized manner to all and to serve as an advocate for those in the greatest need.

Sign up on the form below

The Connected Project Sign-Up

Pay what you can here or mail a check to
41 Watchung Plaza, Montclair, NJ 07043 (never mail cash)