Member Led Workshop – Machine EPP

We are thrilled to offer another session of our member led workshop series. This session will be taught by Jo Ann Lepore. Jo Ann will be teaching us how to create English Paper Piecing looking blocks on our sewing machines with templates. The finished block we will be making during the workshop will be 22 inches.

Jo Ann EPP Machine.jpgThe cost of the class is $50 for NJMQG members (plus a $2 PayPal fee) and $60 for non-members (plus a $2 PayPal fee). The templates needed for the workshop are included in the class fee!

The workshop will be on October 26th from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Ave, Cedar Grove NJ.

Please email programs at njmqg dot com with questions.

Machine EPP Workshop Registration

Machine EPP – NJMQG Members

$52.00

Machine EPP – Non-members

$62.00

August 2019 Guild Meeting Recap

Hello NJMQG!

We were back at the LDS Church in West Caldwell for our last meeting of the summer. Attendance was strong with 34 members and 1 guest Jamie, Alison BondBaron’s sister visiting from Memphis.

We all wished Danielle a Happy Birthday as she celebrates this month.

We took a moment to share the wonderful letter we received from Dana, Michelle’s husband for the ‘Man Quilt’ we gifted him.

Pam shared with us her experience as she recently attended Quilting by the Lake at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Syracuse, NY.

Open Sew/Charity Fabric Sorting

There were about a dozen of us gathered on Saturday, July 15th for some improv and fabric sorting which yielded the following projects

Samantha showed us her improv log cabin quilt top kit of previously collected blocks.and I showed an improv quilt top made from the strips we made that day.  There are more kits of log cabin blocks available to be assembled into tops.

We also saw a collection of finished charity quilts of the New Wave pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.

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This project used up the remainder of the donated fabric from Beth from Rock Paper Scissors and created 15+ quilts. The pattern and template will remain in our library as we move on to our current charity pattern Shore Line by Tula Pink.

Communication of Upcoming Events

In order to provide easier communication between meetings, we encourage members to use our Facebook page to share events. During the meetings we will provide collected information in a slide for the power point that will be left up during the break for members to gather details for events that interest them.

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We also discussed Fabscrap in Manhattan, where Rebecca visited and their sorting location in Brooklyn, where Sara visited.

Next, I shared a slide show of the quilts I viewed at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England. It is included below, in case anyone wanted to view them more closely.

 

Programs

To provide a little more direction and encouragement for the September Post Card swap with the Cambridge, Mass MQG, Diane provided a very helpful demo and answered questions.

 

Also in September we will have Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio visiting with a lecture on Friday, September 27th and workshop on Saturday September 28th

Show and Tell

Everybody’s Favorite

Samantha with her bird block and her boys in their toasty pj’s!

Terry meeting Jenny Doan and the beautiful chuppah!

 

Kelly showing all the beautiful items, made by members for her charity baskets.

Becca with her paper pieced sampler “Don’t Call Me Betsy”, three years in the making!

Penny’s Art Quilt of a boat bow, from Instagram.

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Jackie with her assembled bee blocks.

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My modern quilt from won Kaffe fabric from a prior meeting.

Ameri & Amy with their original design applique pieces, Cottage Petals. These blocks can be purchased through the Quilt Spot as a block of the month starting in October.

Hope to see you September 19th, back at our Cedar Grove location!

Jennifer.

 

Whole Circle Studio Workshop & Lecture

We are thrilled to be hosting Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill from Whole Circle Studio at the end of September.

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Presentation/ Trunk Show: Content, Concepts & Quilts: Approaching Quilting as a Graphic Designer.

Time: September 27th at 7:00 pm

Our own life experiences can play a big role in our work as quilters. In this presentation and trunk show Sheri will share how she applies her graphic design training and practices to design quilts while showing a selection of her award-winning quilts. Come hear, see, and be inspired as Sheri describes her creative journey and process.

Workshop: Double Friendship Knots: Combining Foundation Paper Piecing with needle turn applique
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Learn how to make the Double Friendship Knot block (22” x 22”). This block incorporates foundation paper piecing on a machine and hand needle-turn applique. In the morning, students will trust their intuition and rapidly piece their “scrappy knots” on a sewing machine with paper as a foundation. In the afternoon, we’ll slow it down and kick back with some handwork, learning how to prepare the applique and how to apply the layered motif by alternating basting and needle-turn applique techniques. By the end of the workshop, students will have some of the block basted and will start practicing needle-turn applique. When complete, students can make their block into a mini-quilt, wall hanging or pillow. Previous foundation paper piecing experience is required.

Time: September 28th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Community Church – Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd. Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

Registration

Whole Circle Workshop for NJMQG Members

Whole Circle Workshop

$67.00

Whole Circle Workshop NonMember

Whole Circle Workshop

$77.00