The NJMQG is thrilled to host Rayna Gillman for two days of improv workshops on Friday October 5th and Saturday October 6th.
NJMQG members sign up here (password required).
Rayna, a founding member of the North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild, describes her workshops as bring process-oriented, taking a playful, relaxed, “what if?” approach. Participants are encouraged to use their intuition, to experiment, and to enjoy the results of “happy accidents.” Read class descriptions here and check out Rayna’s website here.
Friday Workshop Sign up
Friday October 5th, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Caldwell United Methodist Church: 8 Academy Rd., Caldwell NJ, 07006
Rayna Gillman Friday Workshop for – Non Members
Improvising with Rectangles
(price includes $2 PayPal fee)
Saturday Workshop Sign up
Saturday October 6th, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Community Church – Cedar Grove: 65 Bowden Rd., Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Rayna Gillman Saturday Workshop – Non Member
No Strings Attached – “Go Fly a Kite”
(price includes $2 PayPal fee)
Please email Crista or Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The ever-popular Bee Hive Block Exchange is back for 2018! Each hive is limited to 6 people. If more than 6 sign up, we will create either a mega-hive or a separate hive depending on the numbers.
There will be three hive choices:
Star Hive – The popular classic!
21st Century Log Cabin – Modern take on a classic!
Improv – Anything goes but make it improv!
Blocks should be 12.5 inches per side, sewn with a neutral thread, using quality, 100% cotton quilting weight fabric, with pressed seams.
Follow this link to sign up for the 3rd QUARTER HIVE ONLY.
You’ll be asked to indicate your first and second choice hives, add your colors, any comments and you’re done!
3rd Quarter signups are open July 14th through July 21st. Assignments will be emailed on July 22nd, and blocks are due at the September 20th meeting.
Call for Submissions
The New Jersey Arts Annual is a unique series of exhibitions highlighting the State’s visual artists. One exhibition takes place each year in either fine arts or crafts, in alternating sequence. These exhibitions are open to any artist currently living or working in New Jersey.
The Arts Annual series is sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.
New Jersey: New Directions in Fiber Art
Exhibit location: Montclair Art Musuem, February 8 – June 16 2019
In recent years, artists have been actively contributing to an international renaissance in fiber arts with powerful, cultural associations. The formerly strict boundaries between so-called fine and applied arts have become increasingly blurred. Renowned artists such as Sheila Hicks and Lenore Tawney working with textiles and fiber transcend simple and assumed distinctions between art and craft. Whether emerging or established, the artists chosen for this year’s Crafts Annual should manifest the striking diversity and vitality of New Jersey fiber work. The examples chosen will encompass a variety of media and techniques and also address a multiplicity of technical, aesthetic, and social concerns. As humanity relies increasingly upon technology, there is a growing appreciation of the personal, sensuous delivery of mood and content through the familiar components of fiber. Putting forth the discoveries of their world and times, these artists engage the expressive potential of ancient methods with contemporary voices.
ENTRY DEADLINE Wednesday, August 1, 2018
For more information about jurors, eligibility, and submission requirements and form, please click here to download the prospectus.