NJMQG is partnering with Carole Lyles Shaw for a virtual workshop. Carole will be teaching her Mid Century Mod Curve class on June 27th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The fee for workshop is $45 for members and $55 for non-members. (Registration for non-members will open on May 30th)
NJMQG Member sign up SOLD OUT!! (please email programs at njmqg.com to be added to the wait list)
Mid Century Mod Curve Class Fee
Mid-Century Mod Curve
Curve piecing can be fun and low stress! There are no templates needed and no pinning involved.
In this workshop, you will:
– Learn how to piece a quarter circle curve without templates or pinning.
– Learn and practice several techniques for improvisational cutting and piecing.
– Discover how to make each block unique and exciting.
Project sizes: 48″ x 48″ crib quilt; 60″ x 60″ lap quilt; table runner; place mats.
Carole is a modern quilt designer, author, and workshop teacher who has been an active member of the quilt and fiber art community for over twenty years. Carole always takes a modern, improvisational approach to her quilt designs. Carole’s passion and focus is on designing quilts for the modern quilt movement. She lectures about modern quilting and teaches modern workshops for beginning and experienced quilters from all backgrounds and styles. Carole served on the Board of Directors for The Modern Quilt Guild [2015 – 2017]. She co-founded and served as the first President of the Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild in Sarasota, FL. Many of Carole’s quilts have been exhibited in museums and art shows in the U.S. and internationally. Her modern quilt designs were published in Modern Patchwork Magazine and Fat Quarterly eZine
Carole is the author of two books on modern quilting: Madly Modern Quilts and Patriotic Modern Quilts. Both are available on Amazon and in local quilt shops. She has also launched a series of modern quilt patterns available on her website and in local quilt shops.
(All images are owned by Carole Lyles Shaw and used with permission to promote this workshop)
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 North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild is excited to announce that textile artist Chawne Kimber will be giving a trunk show and lecture, and teaching two workshops for us.
The workshops will be on March 16 and 17, with an evening lecture on Friday March 16.
Sign-ups: Saturday, February 3 at 10AM for NJMQG members
Sign-ups for non-members will open on February 10 at 10AM.
Cost: $70 NJMQG members, $75 non-members
Lecture: Friday, March 16, 7 PM at the Chawne will give a trunk show and lecture about her quilting journey at: United Way of Northern New Jersey, 60 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Improvisational Hand Quilting: Friday, March 16, 10AM-4PM at the United Way of Northern New Jersey, 60 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Hand quilting is super, super fun! And the best way to make something more fun is to improvise. So let’s practice the basics of hand quilting (beginners are welcome!) and then consider design and techniques for improv.
Supply list is here: ImprovisationalHandQuilting
Adventures in Small Piecing: Saturday, March 17, 10AM-4PM at the Community Church, 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ
A surefire way to slow down your machine stitching is to stitch small things. We’ll construct a custom mini sampler quilt top whose blocks encourage practicing some efficient traditional and improvisational techniques specialized for smaller work. We’ll also discuss the visual impact of the use of varied scaling of blocks in our design work. In the end, we’ll agree that small piecing can enhance our quilts without terribly increasing our workload. It will be a free-form class that starts with a trunk show and demonstrations of techniques. We’ll follow up with open sewing time with one- on-one instruction. Supply list is here: SmallPiecing
Chawne Kimber is an award winning textile artist who has exhibited quilts and embroidery in galleries and festivals in all over the United States. When not manipulating cotton, she is a professor of mathematics at a small liberal arts college in the Northeast. Chawne blogs at CauchyComplete.com Shown here is Chawne’s embroidered headshot.