February Swap: Cross-back Apron

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It’s time for the February swap! This month we’ll be making Cross-back Aprons (like the one in the photo above from Purl Soho). Sometimes called Japanese work aprons, these versatile aprons are a great cover up for crafting, baking, canning, or gardening. How lovely would these look in linen for an airy look this spring!

This is an assigned swap, so you’ll get to work one-on-one with your partner to determine fabric, pattern, color, and special touches to personalize it – and the partner you sew for will sew for you!

Purl Soho has a great step-by-step tutorial here and The Daily Sew has one here. If you have a favorite pattern, feel free to use it – just ensure it is the cross-back style!

To participate, complete the registration form by clicking here.

Sign ups close on January 27th.
Partners will be emailed by January 30th.
Bring your apron to the February guild meeting on the 16th.

If you’d like to read a little about the history of the apron, Food52 has a great article here.

December Happenings!

:: 2017 NJMQG Membership ::
Please renew membership or sign up to become a member by January 1, 2017. Click here for details, membership form, and PayPal link to pay online if you are not paying by check.


:: Quilt Fest 2017 ::
Please submit your amazing modern quilts for the NJMQG Special Exhibit for Quilt Fest. Deadline is January 4, 2017. Details here.


:: Member Workshop on Saturday, February 4th! ::
Our very own Amy R. will be teaching a workshop on the Betty Bowler bag! Stay tuned for more details and how to sign up.

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:: 2017 Bee Block Swap ::
Back by popular demand is the Bee Block Swap! Starting in January 2017, this swap program will take place three times. Deadline to sign up for the first one is Saturday, December 31st. Click here for details and sign up form. The swap is for NJMQG members only.


:: January Field Trip::
We’re headed to the Garment District in NYC on Saturday, January 7th. Details here.


Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year!

2016 Elfster Holiday Swap Sign Ups are Open!

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NJMQG Members should have received an invitation to join the Elfster Holiday Swap via email.

The deadline to sign up is Monday, October 31, 2016. Swap Partner assignments go out on Tuesday, November 1st.

What is the Elfster Swap?

The Elfster Swap is a holiday swap that takes place at our December meeting which is a Holiday Potluck Party!

Sign up via the Elfster email to participate. Elfster will match everyone with a partner. On November 1st, you will receive an email with the name of the person you are making/buying the gift for. Keep your assigned partner a secret! You can anonymously ask your swap partner about their preferences via the Elfster site.

You are encouraged to make a wish list on the Elfster site with your own fabric preferences, style, favorite fabric designers, etc. so the participant that is making/buying a gift for you has some guidance.

Make or buy something special for your swap partner. Keep it at $15.

When: Thursday, December 15, 2016
Where:  NJMQG Holiday Potluck Party at the LDS Church, 209 Mountain Avenue in  Caldwell, NJ 07006

If you are a member and you did not receive an invitation, please send an email asap to njmqginfo at gmail dot com.

Thank you!