OPEN SEW – this Saturday Sept 25

Hello friends – We’ve got a MEET-UP / OPEN SEW planned for this Saturday Sept 25th.

Headed by Sarah Fader and our Charity team.

Sarah presented our new quilt drive initiative at our recent guild meeting -New Jersey is receiving about 10,000 Afghan evacuees who will be sheltered at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for an undetermined amount of time.
As we will soon be welcoming Afghan refugee families to our area, we will be collecting quilts specifically for this purpose. 

Anyone can participate in whatever way they are able to.

We will be collecting already finished quilts, and blankets at this time and can supply batting and backing if you have a finished top ready to donate. 

We will keep you posted about where/when we will be collecting finished items in the future.

Project Linus is collecting baby sized quilts, so we will focus on larger pieces – from lap/throw size quilts and up.

The pattern = it is up to you on how simple or complex you’d like to make it. There is no theme or restrictions. Only that it can be washed, used, and loved.

If you would like to attach a welcome note – please do.

Our Open Sew details:

Saturday 25th  – that’s THIS Saturday10am-4pm

Community Church of Cedar Grove (or usual guild meeting spot)

65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

To ensure everyone’s safety​, we will observe social distancing and wear face masks inside the building.


T​he guilds charity fabric stash will be there to go through and is available for use. We will have yardage available for backing and batting​.You can cut & sew there or take fabric home with you.

Want to hang out, visit and make kits?! Great! We need help with that too.

Drop in for a bit or stay all day!

Stuff to bring:

Your sewing machine & extension cord, power strip etc.

Rotary cutter, mat, ruler

existing quilt bits to sew & donate​

Lunch – there is a fridge & microwave there


Your ZIPPER POUCHES to turn in to Sam!!​


Thanks & SEE YOU SOON!!!!​

xoxo – NJMQG​

Kitchen Sink Quilting with Maria Shell

NJMQG would like to invite you to sign up for a virtual workshop with Maria Shell. We will join her on zoom for this fun workshop using leftovers and extras found in your sewing room to create a unique improv quilt. This is a 6 hour workshop split into two days. When you sign up, you are signing up for BOTH days, at one cost. The workshop will be held on October 9 and 16, 1-4 pm EST.

KITCHEN SINK QUILTING–The ART of Making Do
All leftover fabric, UFO’S, orphan blocks, and random strips of fabric are welcome in this class. We’ll take those pieces of what not and make them into a fun improvisational masterpieces. The focus of this workshop is on bit making (creating small improvisation-ally cut and pieced traditional quilt blocks) and composition.

This workshop is full. Please contact programs@njmqg.com to be put on a waiting list.

August 2021 Meeting Recap

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Meetings will remain virtual in September. Repeat guild meetings will remain virtual in September.

Based on feedback that the board received from a member survey it was determined best to keep guild meetings virtual for now. In the meantime the guild will work on developing other opportunities for members to meet in person.

Upcoming Events:

Community Outreach Quilt : What will be our “angle”?

Member Demonstration

Programs Update:

Zipper Pouch Charity Challenge:

Tie Dye Workshop:

Star in the West BOM:

Show & Tell:

Next Meeting: September 16, 2021 at 7:00pm