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)


April 2020 Virtual Guild Meeting – this week!

Reminder – This THURSDAY April 16th

Where: your couch, desk, sewing area, backyard – wherever you like that is socially distance appropriate!

When: 7pm open, start meeting @ 7:15

Hey members!!!! How are you? I hope you are feeling well and staying healthy and occupied. We’d love to see your smiling (and even not smiling) faces – How about joining us for a ZOOM conference call/guild meeting this week?

Check your inbox for an upcoming email with Zoom call in details…if you are a guest and would like more information please email

Sooo it’s this coming Thursday – we’ll open it up at our usual time 7pm to get set up and we’ll start at 7:15. This way you can get settled with your snacks, check your video & audio settings and then we’ll talk about some stuff – a little business, a little party. You know…

To better facilitate; please send Crista any photos to add into the meeting slide show. It is very difficult to see a real time display since our cameras and screens vary. A simple email with description will work.

Such as items for:

– your UFO’s you’ve possibly been working on, would like to show us & be entered into this month’s raffle!!! I know I am ready to win some stuff!

-Show & Tell

We sure are looking forward to seeing you. 

Here are a few reminders since we are not all used to conference calls. Please help us give you the best meeting we can…

-Check your microphone & speaker settings before the meeting. Call us beforehand if you need help.

-MUTE your microphone when not actively speaking. There will be a “button” at the bottom of the screen.

-Turn off your t.v. in the background so it doesn’t compete with your microphone

-Be aware of your surroundings and behaviors (we can see you)

-Plug in your device

-Using a headset or headphones may be helpful

Thanks so much & see you Thursday!!