U p c o m i n g  E v e n t s:

nuno felt scarfNovember 18, 2017: 

Nuno Felted Scarf Workshop with

NJMQG Member Josie Dakers

SIGN UP:   Nuno Felted Scarf Workshop

Have you ever fantasized about creating your very own one-of-a-kind art scarf? If yes, this workshop is for you. Come join Josie Dakers for a fun filled day where you will create your very own wearable art scarf using merino wool fiber, lightweight silk, cool embellishments, water, soap and lots of agitation.

This class requires standing most of the day so please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and have fun!   You will go home with a lightweight Nuno felt scarf for yourself or friend.  Cost: NJMQG members $75.  Non-members $80.  Additional $2.00 fee if paying via PayPal.  $40 Materials fee payable at the workshop.


December 14, 2017                                      Holiday Party and Elfster Gift Swap 7PM        LDS  Church, 209 Mountain Ave, Caldwell NJ.



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                                                                                                                                                               Amy Friend Workshops & Lecture 

 January 26, 2018, 10AM-4PM :  Large Scale Paper Piecing Workshop                           January 26, 2018, 7PM: Lecture and Trunk Show                                                             January 27, 2018, 10AM-4PM: Improv Paper Piecing Workshop                                           Sign Ups for members will be in early November.

P a s t   E v e n t s

October 21, 2018  Trill Workshop with NJMQG Member Melanie Tuazon                          Students will work on the Trill quilt design, which is made entirely with quarter circle blocks. Skills learned include sewing curves, glue basting curves, trimming curved blocks and blending curved elements when piecing. Students should be familiar with sewing with a 1⁄4” seam allowance.  $35 for NJMQG members, $40 for non-members.  $2.00 fee if paying via PayPal.

September 23, 2017: Noodlehead Market Tote with  NJMQG Member Michelle Reiter  This versatile tote is great for a carry-on bag, farmer’s market trips, a library run or even as a stylish work tote! The possibilities for personalizing it and making it your own are endless!  In this class you’ll learn how to  quilt with stabilizer, install a basic zipper, sew basic binding, and add fashionable handles.

October 7, 2017 10AM-4PM:                                                                                                        Open Sew Charity Sewing Quilts for Florida and Houston.

Member Workshop :: Amy Rehbein :: Betty Bowler Bag Workshop

Read about it here!
When: Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10am – 4pm
Where: Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ

Member Workshop :: Diane Fama :: Hawaiian Appliqué

When: Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 10am – 4pm
Where: Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ


When: Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10am – 4pm
Where: Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ
We will work on our QuiltCon Charity Quilt!


When: Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 10am – 2pm
Where: Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ


When: Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10am – 2pm
Where: Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ

Friday, May 13 & Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Trunk Show and Talk on May 13th will be open to the public (Free to NJMQG Members and $5 for non-NJMQG members).

** Online registration for the May 14th workshop will begin for NJMQG members on Monday, April 11th at 7pm via a blog post where you will find the link to register. Registration will open to non-members on Monday, April 18th if any of the 20 spots remain open.

:: About Melissa ::

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Melissa Averinos paints, makes quilts, designs fabric, and writes craft books. She won a Judge’s Choice Award at QuiltCon 2015 for her quilt face #1 and won Best In Show at QuiltCon 2016 for her quilt My Brother’s Jeans.’ Melissa loves Atomic Fireballs, pie, unicorns, rust, gardening, yoga, thrift shopping, sad songs and summertime. Melissa is an imperfectionist, a hugger and a good listener. She lives on Cape Cod with her Adorable Husband Stuart and their two golden retrievers.

:: The Trunk Show and Talk ::

Free to NJMQG members, $5 for visitors

WHEN:  Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7pm

Where: LDS Church, 209 Mountain Ave, Caldwell, NJ

Melissa with share her path as an artist/quilter/fabric designer!

 :: Full Day Workshop: ‘Making Faces’ ::

Limited to 20 Students

WHEN:  Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$65 for NJMQG members (registration starts April 11th), $75 for non-members (registration starts April 18th)

Where: LDS Church, 209 Mountain Ave, Caldwell, NJ

Melissa’s signature class on raw edge appliqué faces! This class was recently taught at QuiltCon 2016! Includes comprehensive lesson on drawing and understanding facial features, instruction and inspiration for creating the face in fabric, short contour drawing lesson to inform the thread sketching experience. All levels. No drawing experience necessary.

• MID ATLANTIC MOD! April 21-24, 2016

An NJMQG sponsored modern quilting retreat in April 2016! Read about it here.

• QUILT FEST! March 3-6, 2016

The NJMQG will have a special exhibit called Modern Quilts at the Quilt and Sewing Fest in March 2016!


March 2016 Cross Roads Retreat! Read about it here.


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