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.




Sarah Bond Workshop

Do you love bold strong colors?
In discovering what is so compelling about the play of one color against another, we find much of it is in the value. The grey solids have all of the value and so retain much of the drama of interaction associated with the bright colors. This will be a color play class where we examine the relationship between color combinations and their greyscale counterparts. Students will experiment with color groups and greys to learn the power of value in color combinations and the potential of combining greys and color in tandem. We will do a series of exercises in solid fabric with color and greyscale palettes.

Interested? Join NJMQG on Saturday June 1st for Playing with Color and Greyscale taught by Sarah Bond. The workshop will be from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd. Cedar Grove, NJ.

Sarah Bond

Workshop Registration Form

NJMQG Member payment for Sarah Bond Workshop


Sarah Bond
Sarah Bond comes from a family of quiltmakers stretching back to the early 19th century. She has been quilting since her early twenties and loves immersing herself in old quilts and quilt books, looking for new ideas. She is obsessed with color and pattern and while her inspirations are classic and traditional, she renders her own work with a modern or contemporary flair. She loves nothing better than being in a room full of quilters because the creativity that is generated is so intoxicating. Her mission when teaching is to break quilts down to their components to demystify them so that students can master those components, bend them to their will and design their own masterpieces.

Email programs@njmqg.com with any questions

March Member Led Workshops

Join us on March 30th for our 2nd member led workshop of 2019.

Morning Session
Betsy will be teaching a Beginning Ruler class. Want to explore quilting with rulers but are nervous about where to start? Betsy will share the basics of quilting with rulers and provide instruction on how to translate the use of rulers to different projects. We will be using the ruler to learn how to outline letters, words, or simple shapes by filling in the space around them.


Ruler Class


Afternoon Session
Reuse – Recycle- Repurpose: In this workshop, Kathy will teach you how to repurpose a men’s dress shirt into a quick, fashionable, fun and functional apron.


Apron Class


If you have any questions, email Crista & Jackie at programs@njmqg.com