November 18 – Guild Meeting – THIS THURSDAY!!

Our guild meeting night is this week!

Our Zoom guild meeting is 11/18/21 & the meeting is wherever YOU are.

We’ll open it up at our usual 7pm for a quick visit & we’ll start at 7:15.

We’re excited to share with you – we’ve got a guest speaker this month!

Cindy Gristela will be joining us.
From her studio in Reston, Va her abstract quilts are designed improvisationally without a preconceived pattern, a little bit like jazz music. She does all of her stitching on a machine, but it is entirely hand driven. There is no computer program or marking ahead of time. She stitches the motifs freehand using the needle and thread of the machine like a pencil or brush.

She is a self taught fiber artist but comes from a long line of women who have expressed themselves using needle and thread. She has a BA in Fine Arts from the College of William and Mary and an MBA from George Washington University.

She is the Author of Artful Improv: Explore Color Recipes, Building Blocks & Free Motion Quilting, and a new book, Adventures in Improv Quilts: Master Color, Design & Construction.

Cindy Grisdela Headshot

The email with the ZOOM call in details will come soon. 

If you haven’t already – please send ALL your photos to Programs@njmqg.com, with “November…(fill in the blank)”  in the subject line… send us your:

  • Block of the Month photos
  • Charity projects
  • Show & Tell

We are looking forward to seeing you and catching up!

If you would like to be a guest at our meeting this month, please email us for the Zoom information.

Yay! It’s almost guild day!!

Thanks so much & SEE you Thursday night!

-Rachel

May 2021 – Guild meeting Thursday!

It’s almost here – Guild Meeting DAY!!

Our Zoom guild meeting is coming up on 5/20/21 & the meeting is wherever YOU are.

We’ll open it up at our usual 7pm for a quick visit & we’ll start at 7:15. We’ve got a demo & lecture so we’ll get through the usual business pretty quick to learn some great stuff…

Silly Moon Quilting will be joining us for a quilting ruler demo and trunk show!

Check your email for our ZOOM call in details

If you haven’t already – please send your Show & Tell photos to Programs@njmqg.com, with “MAY Show & Tell” in the subject line…Send us pics of your projects from our MINI MOD Block swap, in progress BOM (Block of the Month) blocks and anything else you are working on for our show & tell time.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

If you would like to be a guest at our meeting this month, please email us for the Zoom information.

Thanks so much & see you Thursday night!

-Rachel

MARCH 2021 Guild Meeting – THIS THURSDAY!!

Guest Lecture with David Owen Hastings!

Let’s hang out this Thursday for our guild meeting, enjoy a guest lecture and catch up.

Our Zoom guild meeting is 3/18/21 & the meeting is wherever YOU are.

We’ll open it up at our usual 7pm for a quick visit & we’ll start at 7:15.

We have David Own Hastings joining us to talk about Minimal Design, Maximum Impact. 

ABOUT DAVID

I’m a quilter, graphic designer, print and textile artist, and a former President of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild. I create contemporary art and modern minimal quilt and textile designs. My creative approach to modern quilting has led to a busy schedule of workshops and lectures on quilting, branding for artists, art and textile techniques.

The modern quilting movement is evolving and changing, but one thing remains consistent: simple, spare design combined with thoughtful quilting make an outstanding combination.

David will give us an overview of his process for coming up with simple graphic quilt designs, starting with stitched paper models (called maquettes). He’ll show examples of how to translate an architectural photo into a quilt design. The techniques he’lI present are also great for making unique modern quilt block designs as well as tips on how to break free of stitch in the ditch walking foot quilting. 

The guild with the ZOOM call in details will come soon. 

If you haven’t already – please send your show & tell photos to Programs@njmqg.com, with “ March Show & Tell” in the subject line…Send us pics of your QuiltCon projects, in progress BOM (Block of the Month) blocks and anything else you are working on.

If you are participating in the Mini Mod Swap – don’t forget to make your donation . Please contact us if you are having any PayPal issues.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

If you would like to be a guest at our meeting this month, please email us for the Zoom information.

Fun, fun fun!!!

Thanks so much & SEE you Thursday night!

-Rachel