Rayna Gillman Workshops!

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 programs@njmqg.com with any questions.

Chawne Kimber Workshops

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

Kimber_EmbroideredHeadshotChawne 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.

Quiltfest 2016 Recap

What a wonderful Special Exhibit the NJMQG had at Quiltfest! How many of you were able to make it to the show?

Here is a visual recap of our Special Exhibit: Modern Quilts presented by the North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild:

Betsy geese

Fly By Night by Betsy Vinegrad


Intermingle: NJMQG 2016 QuiltCon Charity Quilt made by NJMQG members. Concepted & Designed by Daniela Di Iorio, Quilted by Krishma Patel.


Floating Hearts

Floating Hearts by Stella Singleton, quilted by Sarah Russet


Moss by Daniela Di Iorio

Tracy drunken path

Drunken Snapshot by Tracy Baird

Jackie Laba

Mod Log Cabin by Jackie Laba

Krishma wht and blue

Sand Dunes of Tattori by Krishma Patel

By Air

By Air by Tracy Baird, quilted by Krishma Patel

a different stripe

A Different Stripe: Group Quilt from Denyse Schmidt’s Workshop

The Big Swirl

The Big Swirl by Betsy Vinegrad

krishma flying geese

Fly Out of the Box, the Terrain is Wide Open! by Krishma Patel


The One Without The Ruler by Amy Rehbein

Little Rebel

Little Rebel by Kourtney Teixeira


Lucky by Daniela Di Iorio

Pink panther 2

Pink Panther by Mary Jane Karp, quilted by Krishma Patel

tracy and sarah

Left: Urban Suburban by Tracy Baird Right: Yo Rebel Woman by Sarah Fader

Pineapple Float

Pineapple Float by Michelle Reiter

Rachels quilt

Rachel’s Quilt by Sue Erdreich

It All Adds up quilt

It All Adds Up: NJMQG 2015 QuiltCon Charity Quilt made by NJMQG members. Quilted by Diane Fama.


In addition, Betsy, Aleeda, and Krishma had their quilts on display in other parts of the show:


Tipsy Teacups by Aleeda Crawley

Krishma Just Stop

JUST STOP by Krishma Patel


Sudoku by Betsy Vinegrad

Betsy rainbow log cabin

Orbit by Betsy Vinegrad

betsy circles

Luminance by Betsy Vinegrad

Betsy Spare Change

Spare Change by Betsy Vinegrad won Quiltfest’s Judges Choice Award! Congrats, Betsy!


Thank you to those who helped during the set up and take down of our exhibit. Also, a special thanks to our members who entered their quilts for consideration. Our exhibit could not have been this beautiful without your gorgeous works of art!