June 18th Meeting Recap

Hello Guild! We’ve made it to summer! Hoping all are well and healthy.

Happy Birthday to our June babies and a warm welcome to new members Susan Schweikhart and Chantal Walker.

Guild Business

Growing diversity with the guild – Aleeda Crawley, our team member of the Inclusivity & Diversity Committee gave us an update on the MQG’s actions going forward.

Board Elections – The ’20-’21 slate of officers were presented. Once finalized by vote, the new board will begin in July.

Returning board members are President- Rachel BondBaron (to complete her second year term) Vice President- Kathy Morganroth, Secretary – Jennifer Ireton and Treasurer – Lenny van Eijk.

Programs will have a brand new team consisting of Jeanine Bowen, Sue Erdreich and Samantha Linehan.

We thank Crista Bresnahan and Janet Van Treuren for their hard work and wonderful programming they provided for us over the past year.

Voting by Google form was sent to each member of the guild.

Just a reminder, we are looking for members to join a committee to start planning our challenge quilt. If you are interesting in participating on planning this quilt, please contact a board member.

Quilters Take Manhattan – Quilters Take a Moment September 25-27 This event like most events, will be virtual this year. You can find more information at the Quilt Alliance website.


Plus Block Block Lotto – We collected enough blocks for to giveaways.

Collection #1

Collection #2

Congratulations to our winners, Rochelle and Siobhan!

Please send your Wonky Churn Dash blocks to Kathy Morganroth before our July meeting so we can draw for those as well.

Guest Lecture

We welcomed Carol Lyles Shaw to our meeting. She presented a wonderful talk on her colorful quilting journey. Her colors are vibrant and her style is modern improv.

Some of us were also fortunate enough to attend Carol’s virtual workshop on June 27th. We thank you Carol for both opportunities.

We had an update on the Connected Project with Berene Campbell. Information was shared for those who will be participating.

Pod Swap Reminder

Those who are participating are reminded to send their swap to their partner by July 1st.

UFO Challenge

Sam’s UFO
Rachel’s UFO
Jackie’s UFO
Jen’s UFO
Debbie’s UFO

And the winner of the Ruby Star Charm Pack & Block Loc ruler was me, Jen.

The UFO for July is #6. The prize is the book “Handmade Getaway” by Jacqueline Sava Clarke and Karyn Valino.

Show & Tell











Thanks again to all who attended and we will see you on July 16th!

Jennifer – Secretary

What Makes a Modern Quilt?

Guest Lecture and Trunk Show by Carole Lyles Shaw  

CLS ombre MCM quilt 1

North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild will be hosting quilt designer, author and workshop teacher Carole Lyles Shaw on June 18th. Carole will be discussing “What Makes a Modern Quilt” and showing her work.

NJMQG members have all received an email with the log in information for the virtual meeting. If you are not a member of the guild and would like to join the meeting as a guest, please send an email to programs at njmqg.com and we will provide the meeting information.


May 21st Meeting Recap

Time for another recap of our virtual meeting. Another well attended meeting with 47 members logged on.

We are met with heartfelt sadness in learning of the death of Michelle Reiter’s husband. Our deepest condolences to her and her family.

We were informed Sallie Rosal is growing stronger each day! We wish her continual healing.

We wished a virtual ‘Happy Birthday’ to our May babies! The free fat quarter list keeps growing.

We sent out a warm welcome to our newest members Paul Daniels and Marie Cloutier.

Guild Business

Board Elections We thank you all for participating in our email solicitation form. Our current nominee for Programs is Samantha Linehan. She may be joined by one or more nominees to run Programs. The official slate of officers will be presented at the June meeting.

Quiltcon 2021 – To Be virtual. Due to all the changes of social gatherings this event will take on a new appearance for 2021. We will bring you details of classes and quilt submission deadlines as they are clarified and communicated to us.

Here are the guidelines for what was previously known as the Quiltcon Charity Quilt. Now is the time to start to generating ideas. We will be organizing a committee for a guild wide quilt submission. You may also form your own group and submit your own quilt. Find more details at this link Outreach Quilt Challenge

If you happened to miss it, Melanie Tuazon was featured recently on the MQG website for her Character Improv Quilt Piecing Tutorial. Head over to the MQG website and download her PDF from the members resources and try your hand at improv piecing.


Next up we had our first virtual lecture with Berene Campbell from Happy Sew Lucky. She is a modern quilter, pattern designer and community project instigator who lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Berene provided a very fascinating talk with slide show. We are so excited to start working with her on the following project.

In place of a workshop we will be participating in a collaborative quilting project designed by Berene. Sign ups are open through Friday, May 29th. Details of this program have been emailed to all members.

The entire fee for participation will be donated to Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

In June Carole Lyles Shaw will be joining our meeting to present her lecture. Her workshop later in the month is completely sold out.

Swaps and Block Lotto

Storage Pod Swap Assignments have been sent and items will be swapped at our next in person meeting

Block Lotto Please send your March Plus block to Crista. We will draw a winner(s) at our June meeting. Hold on to your Wonky Churn Dash for now.

May UFO Challenge

And the winner was Sarah! She won the Noodle Head Crescent Tote pattern.

The UFO for June is item #10 on your list. The prize will be a mini charm pack and a Block Loc Mini ruler.

Show & Tell


Kathy Morganroth


Betsy Fabricant

Thanks for joining us, it was so wonderful so see your faces.

Come back June 18th for our next virtual meeting with guest lecturer Carol Lyles Shaw.

Jennifer- Secretary