Quiltcon Charity Quilt Details

More details about our Quiltcon Charity quilt:

We’re pulling together our quilt on a VERY tight deadline. Fabric will be given to members who have signed up on our online form at the meeting on November 20.

Each bag will contain a cut of 20” x 25” Michael Miller Teal, plus a chunk of Kona for the plus sign. Here is the fabric pull for the quilt, using the required palette that Daniela so expertly designed:


Kona Pickle, Michael Miller Teal, Kona Cerise, Kona Snow, Kona Shadow

Your mission is to float one or more plus signs in Teal, with the finished block measuring 18” square.

The pluses can be straight or wonky in any size. Here is my block (I made it in just under an hour):


Even though we’re doing blocks, the idea is to have the floating pluses in all different positions, fulfilling the alternate grid requirement. Here is Amy’s sketch of the full quilt idea:


Amy R. will assemble the top. Your bag, should you sign up, will also contain Amy’s address. Please mail your block to her by December 1.

Diane will long-arm quilt the quilt and Stella has volunteered to bind.

We can do this, team! Please chip in if you are able, no worries if you can’t. Sign up here to get fabric tomorrow night. If you’d like to make more than one block, put your name on more than one line. We need 20 blocks to make a twin size quilt!

Thank you to everyone for chipping in. There was a time when we thought we wouldn’t be able to pull it off, but it looks like we’ll be able to. Have I ever told you how I believe that quilters are some of the best people around?

June Mug Rug Swap

Mug Rug Pinterest

It was announced during the May meeting that we’ll be hosting a Mug Rug swap at the June meeting.

What’s a mug rug you ask? It’s a mini quilt that’s typically used as a coaster.

For our swap, we’ll be making mug rugs approximately 5″ x 5″ and in shades of the Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid.

If you’d like to participate, create one mug rug approx.  5″ x 5″ made with a top, batting, backing, and binding. We have created a Mug Rug Inspiration board on the NJMQG Pinterest page to help you get the creativity flowing…go check it out!

Bring your Mug Rug to the June meeting – anyone who makes a Mug Rug will receive one.

Any questions? Leave a comment and we’ll respond!

A few announcements

Make sure that you check your email for some important information about guild elections. Here is some other information worth mentioning before our meeting next Thursday.

  • The Michael Miller challenge has been extended to July 23. Extra time to make something amazing!
  • We are going to start having open sew meetings every few months and are planning the next one for a Saturday in July!
  • We are starting a monthly swap! More details at the meeting in May.
  • Teachers and lecturers have been announced for QuiltCon. Check out the post on the MQG blog

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