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
Whole Circle Workshop for NJMQG Members
Whole Circle Workshop NonMember
Join us on March 30th for our 2nd member led workshop of 2019.
Betsy will be teaching a Beginning Ruler class. Want to explore quilting with rulers but are nervous about where to start? Betsy will share the basics of quilting with rulers and provide instruction on how to translate the use of rulers to different projects. We will be using the ruler to learn how to outline letters, words, or simple shapes by filling in the space around them.
Reuse – Recycle- Repurpose: In this workshop, Kathy will teach you how to repurpose a men’s dress shirt into a quick, fashionable, fun and functional apron.
Repurposed Shirt Aprons
Repurposed Shirt Apron
If you have any questions, email Crista & Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us on January 26th for our first workshop of 2019 led by our very own Melanie and Amy.
Melanie will be teaching Creative Walking Foot: You don’t need to be a free motion master to make beautiful designs and texture on your quilts– you just need your walking foot and a little creativity! We’ll explore techniques to create both planned and improvised angles and waves, then make mini quilts that can be used for placemats or pillows. Along the way, we’ll discuss technique and strategy for applying these techniques to bigger projects.
Creative Walking Foot for NJMQG member
Amy will be teaching the Clear Boxy Pouch by Aneela Hoey: You will learn tips for working with vinyl and zippers. The Boxy Clear Pouch has a see through front pouch so you are able to view contents at a glance. The bag has a sturdy box shaped base with spacious interior.
Clear Boxy Pouch for NJMQG member
Join us for our first workshop of 2019. If you have any questions, email Crista & Jackie at email@example.com