Sarah Bond Workshop

Do you love bold strong colors?
In discovering what is so compelling about the play of one color against another, we find much of it is in the value. The grey solids have all of the value and so retain much of the drama of interaction associated with the bright colors. This will be a color play class where we examine the relationship between color combinations and their greyscale counterparts. Students will experiment with color groups and greys to learn the power of value in color combinations and the potential of combining greys and color in tandem. We will do a series of exercises in solid fabric with color and greyscale palettes.

Interested? Join NJMQG on Saturday June 1st for Playing with Color and Greyscale taught by Sarah Bond. The workshop will be from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd. Cedar Grove, NJ.

Sarah Bond

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Sarah Bond
Sarah Bond comes from a family of quiltmakers stretching back to the early 19th century. She has been quilting since her early twenties and loves immersing herself in old quilts and quilt books, looking for new ideas. She is obsessed with color and pattern and while her inspirations are classic and traditional, she renders her own work with a modern or contemporary flair. She loves nothing better than being in a room full of quilters because the creativity that is generated is so intoxicating. Her mission when teaching is to break quilts down to their components to demystify them so that students can master those components, bend them to their will and design their own masterpieces.

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WHEN: THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 AT 7:15 PM. Doors open at 7 pm.
LOCATION: LDS Church  209 Mountain Ave, Caldwell NJ              (NOT where we usually meet)

Important: Please sign in at the registration table, and wear your name tag.


Bring an ugly fat quarter to swap.  Then we’ll transform the ones we get into something useful, and prettier, to return to the original owner

Bring your favorite ruler  to show, and tell us why it’s your favorite

Pick up your MQG Membership Card if you haven’t already


  • Refreshments:  especially if your birthday is this month
  • Name Tag: If you do not have a name tag, we can arrange a partner swap – just ask any of the NJMQG Executive Board Officers (Margy, Kathy, Aubrey, Jackie, or Crista).
  • As always, please bring anything you may have for Show and Tell! 
  • Charity quilts, blocks , or pillowcases that you’ve completed

 FREE table: Bring in the quilty items you no longer use and drop them on our FREE table at the beginning of the meeting. If your items are not taken, please take them home with you

• Member Corner: Many of our members have their own creative businesses and services to offer. A designated table is provided for members to leave their business cards, class/workshop lists, postcards, etc. This is a great way to get the word out about what you have to offer!

• Library: will not be with us this month
If you have checked a book out, please hang onto it until next month

• Upcoming Programs:

None this month, but we wish a Happy Passover or Easter to those who celebrate;  and encourage everyone to do something to benefit the planet (or at least your own little bit of it)  next week in honor of Earth Day.

On May 1, thirty-eight of us will receive the first installment of instructions for our 2019 Mystery Quilt.  I’m already looking forward to Show and Tell in December!

Keep an eye out for sign-ups for Sarah Bond’s June 1st workshop, coming soon

See you in Caldwell Thursday evening!

March 2019 Guild Meeting Recap


We had a lovely tea party at our meeting last month. Thanks to Terri and Barbara for setting it up. (And another special thanks for all your work on the holiday party) And to Margy for your water pots. We had 46 members and 2 guests join us for the meeting. Welcome to Kate, April, Carmen and Raquel (forgive any mispellings).

We started out with some updates from members  about what they’ve been doing or what’s coming up.

Some fabulous classes being taken:

    Margy and Jackie took Melanie’s Thumbprint curves
    Betsy and Michelle took Libs Elliot’s Embrace the Chaos
    Penny took Susan Carlson’s 5 day workshop in Tuscon
    Robyn, Lori and Fern took Lauren Pinkley’s collage method
    Sarah took Maria Shell’s Making Stripes planned improv in Craft Napa
    April took a class with Leslie Jenesen
    National Quilt day was celebrated. We had 8 at Margy’s and 9 at Jackie’s house sewing away.
    We also had our Charity Sew-in.
  • Coming up we had/have:
    • Montclair Uni George Segal gallery had a book art exhibit by BAR

      Kimberli is at Bloomfield Library every 1st & 3rd Thursday from 12-2 doing handwork (and every 2nd monday from 6-8)
      Gotham NYC holds Quiltlab the 2nd Thursday of the month

    We are always interested in what techniques you want to learn or who you’d like to have teach. Two suggestions, Yvonne Puchs (quiltingjetgirl) an Lee Chappel Monroe. Let us know if you have any other ideas!

    MQG stuff

    We got sent membership cards from the MQG. If you haven’t gotten yours, pick it up at the sign in table at the next meeting (which will be meeting at the LDS church in Caldwell, I’ll mention it again later…)
    Quiltcon happened and we got a lovely slideshow of pictures from some members. Unfortunately seems like the weather wasn’t the greatest, but looks like plenty of fun, and more importantly, beautiful and inspiring quilts, was had! If you’d like to see more of the quilts, someone suggested the Eventscribe App for Quiltcon. If you check out under posters you can see more. We also had a couple of members mention the Modern Sewciety podcast to check out.

    Our charity gals, Rachel and Emily, are getting us all excited to sew. Some new Shoreline kits have been put together and we had our block drive (I didn’t seem to jot the total number down, but you did not disappoint!)

    The clear leader was Kelly, with 67!!,

    and Elaine was next with 22.

    Way to go! Don’t forget to keep sewing up pillowcases, blocks, kits or anything your heart desires for charity to lovingly donate to those in need.

    Our programs ladies are always hard at work. Crista and Jackie have got a Mystery quilt starting soon, and a good looking schedule through the rest of the year. At the April meeting we will be doing an April Fool exchange. Bring in an “ugly” FQ to be magically transformed.

    And then it brings us to our favorite time…

    Show and Tell

    Kelly- Shoreline

    Rachel- Improv SherriLynn Woods

    Japanese rice pouch

    Emily- quilt for boyfriend


    Rochelle- EPP handpieced and quilted

    Tempurature quilt

    Jennifer- Moda scraps offset Lonestar


    Sarah- Why Not Now

    Jackie- Rayna’s improv

    Judy- Seagulls

    Debbie- Barn “quilt”

    Mary Jane- jeans

    Betsy- Blue and white pineapple

    Rebecca- Fabric manipulation

    Julia- My grandmother’s flower garden

    Elaine- little girl

    And Pam and Michelle showed up some not photgraphed. (Make sure to let me know if you don’t want the pictures put online)



    The April meeting will be at our alternate space due to our space being unavailable.
    The meeting will be April 18, 7:15 at The Church of Latter-Day Saints 209 Mountain Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006.

    See you then.

    Ciao for niao 😆