Under CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Board has decided to cancel our 2 March events: the regular meeting on Thursday March 19, and Janet Van Treuren’s bag-making workshop on Saturday March 28. Full refunds will be issued to all those who signed up for the workshop.
The medical community recommends minimizing social contact, which means limiting all social engagements including intimate gatherings among friends. While no one seems to know how bad the pandemic will be or how long it will last, everyone seems to agree that it will get worse before it gets better. We hope that warmer weather will work in our favor.
Meanwhile, as we individually practice “social distancing”, we want no one to feel isolated, so the Board is working to find safe ways to stay in contact and share our guild spirit.
On Thursday March 19th, instead of meeting in person, we’re gonna s-t-r-e-t-c-h those technical skills and host a live online meeting from 7:15 to about 9.
Crista is spearheading this and will send detailed information about joining the meeting using your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Please send pictures of your UFO project and any items you planned on bringing to Show and Tell to email@example.com. Block Lotto is postponed until next month – so you have extra time!!
We urge all members to take appropriate precautions to stay safe and healthy.
Happy 2020! We have two workshops for our first guild event of the new decade!!! On January 25th, we will have two member led workshops taught by our talented members Betsy Vinegrad and Sue Erdreich.
Paper Piecing with Betsy Paper piecing is a surprisingly easy technique for creating quilt blocks with precisely matched seams and perfect points. We will be using Diane Bohn’s pattern called “My First Alphabet” in class. A variety of simple and complex letters will be demonstrated during the workshop. Students will learn the basics and be able to tackle any paper pieced project.
**please note: students will receive a discount code to purchase the required alphabet pattern**
Location: The Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd. Cedar Grove, NJ
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Color Theory and Improv with Sue Learn the basics of the color wheel, and how to apply them to your quilts. Then take your quilting in a whole new direction with Improvisational piecing. Let serendipity lead you to your finished quilt. Fun exercises to teach methods for cutting and piecing. Students will be encouraged to pursue their own improv journey. Design concepts like balance and color harmony will be discussed.
We are thrilled to be hosting Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill from Whole Circle Studio at the end of September.
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
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