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:
“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!
Not Your Basic Blue Bag
We are excited to host Janet for our member led workshop: Not Your Basic Blue Bag
We’ve all been there. The big blue and yellow home store that has those huge blue bags at their register that you can purchase to carry all your treasures home. We love it’s size. We love it’s practicality. But we’ve always been a fan of beautiful things that function. The Not Your Basic Blue Bag is an alternative bag that delivers all the practicality of the original but all the style of a one of a kind bag. A quick and easy sew, it also offers three sizes for when you don’t necessarily need a HUGE bag but you still want to carry your treasures in style. This bag is a great “gateway” bag in that it includes a few basic bag making skills. You get to choose the size. Pattern is included in the cost of the class
When: March 28th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Cedar Grove Community Church: 65 Bowden Rd. Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Cost: $55 member or $65 for nonmember (plus $2 paypal fee)
Please complete the registration and pay through the paypal button or by mailing a check to: NJMQG 41 Watchung Plaza Montclair, NJ 07042.
Janet Van Treuren has been sewing since she was very young and started quilting about 28 years ago. Originally from St. Louis, Janet has lived in NJ for almost as long as she has been quilting. During the day, Janet has a small business sewing window treatments and soft furnishing for a couple interior designers. Janet has a personal philosophy to do one fun thing each day. Come to the workshop and have some fun!