This exhibit of the work of Erin Wilson using Japanese textiles and her own hand dyed fabric is only up until Oct. 7, in a gallery in Chelsea. A couple of us on the Board are planning to go see it next Thursday, and thought this would be a fun field trip for any Guild members who had the time and interest.
The exhibit is open from 1p until 6p. The gallery is in the neighborhood of Chelsea Market and the High Line, and about 14 blocks from the Whitney Museum. If the weather is still nice we could do some walking, grab a bite to eat. Obviously it is a work day, and there is mass-transit and a lot of walking involved, so it’s not for everyone.
We will plan to meet in front of 547 W 27th St, at 1pm Thursday October 5.
Respond in the comments, or let Margy know (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re interested, and we can plan our afternoon.
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We had a wonderful meeting on February 16th. It was so great to see everyone!
Daniela opened the meeting with announcements regarding general MQG business. To see the latest, click here.
We hosted our first apron swap with 10 members participating. Everyone got to know their partner and sewed an apron especially for them!
Amy hosted a trunk show and showed off her amazing quilts and projects. We learned all about her process and what inspires her. It was lovely to see all of her beautiful creations!
Stella gave a huge programs update with events laid out until June. Here are a few highlights that she talked about
- Garment District Field Trip – join us for an informal tour of one of the most fun neighborhoods in NYC on March 11th – click the link for more information
- Member-Led Workshop: Hand Stitching Trio – Three classes in one day! Learn Hand Quilting with Stephanie Mullin, Reverse Appliqué with Michelle Reiter, and Embroidery with Stella Singleton all taking place on March 25th!
You can click this link to download the programs handout, with everything happening through June, that was available at the February meeting.
We rounded out the meeting with a very robust Show & Tell!
Mini quilts for the QuiltCon Mini Quilt Swap!
An amazing assortment of quilts – some of which were part of the QuiltFest Quilt Show.
Our next guild meeting is scheduled for March 16th at the Community Church of Cedar Grove (65 Bowden Rd). Meeting starts at 7:15pm – hope to see you there!
:: 2017 NJMQG Membership ::
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:: Quilt Fest 2017 ::
Please submit your amazing modern quilts for the NJMQG Special Exhibit for Quilt Fest. Deadline is January 4, 2017. Details here.
:: Member Workshop on Saturday, February 4th! ::
Our very own Amy R. will be teaching a workshop on the Betty Bowler bag! Stay tuned for more details and how to sign up.
:: 2017 Bee Block Swap ::
Back by popular demand is the Bee Block Swap! Starting in January 2017, this swap program will take place three times. Deadline to sign up for the first one is Saturday, December 31st. Click here for details and sign up form. The swap is for NJMQG members only.
:: January Field Trip::
We’re headed to the Garment District in NYC on Saturday, January 7th. Details here.
Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year!