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!



February Happenings

:: Here are some quick updates for February ::

QuiltCon Charity Quilt:

Our Improv with Intent charity quilt,”Intermingle,” was delivered to Pasadena last week! Thank you to everyone who worked on it!

njmqg intermingle 2

Quilt Fest:

All members who have quilts in the NJMQG Special Exhibit, please check your inbox for instructions on collecting the quilts for the show, the sleeve size, etc. If you have a quilt in the exhibit and did not receive an email, please email njmqginfo at gmail dot com.



Paper Bag Mini Swap:

At our January 2016 meeting, we announced the Paper Bag Mini Swap! Please click here for details and deadlines.

March 2016 GREEN Swap:

This swap item will be due at the March meeting. The theme is Green and must be a Pincushion. Details coming soon!




Pittsburgh MQG hosts Sherri Lynn Wood Workshop

The Pittsburg MQG is hosting a Modern Block Improv Workshop taught by Sherri Lynn Wood!

pghMQG SherriLynn

WHEN: Sunday, October 4, from 12pm to 7pm.

WHERE:  Pittsburgh’s North Side at the Pittsburgh Project

The workshop cost is $100 (plus fees if paying online).  Registration closes on September 18.

Additional details/registration information can be found on PghMQG’s  EventBrite page and on their website.