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

Mid Century Mod Curve – Virtual Workshop

NJMQG is partnering with Carole Lyles Shaw for a virtual workshop. Carole will be teaching her Mid Century Mod Curve class on June 27th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The fee for workshop is $45 for members and $55 for non-members. (Registration for non-members will open on May 30th)

NJMQG Member sign up  SOLD OUT!! (please email programs at to be added to the wait list)

Mid Century Mod Curve Class Fee

NJMQG Member


Mid-Century Mod Curve
Curve piecing can be fun and low stress! There are no templates needed and no pinning involved.
In this workshop, you will:
– Learn how to piece a quarter circle curve without templates or pinning.
– Learn and practice several techniques for improvisational cutting and piecing.
– Discover how to make each block unique and exciting.
Project sizes: 48″ x 48″ crib quilt; 60″ x 60″ lap quilt; table runner; place mats.


Carole is a modern quilt designer, author, and workshop teacher who has been an active member of the quilt and fiber art community for over twenty years. Carole always takes a modern, improvisational approach to her quilt designs. Carole’s passion and focus is on designing quilts for the modern quilt movement. She lectures about modern quilting and teaches modern workshops for beginning and experienced quilters from all backgrounds and styles. Carole served on the Board of Directors for The Modern Quilt Guild [2015 – 2017]. She co-founded and served as the first President of the Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild in Sarasota, FL. Many of Carole’s quilts have been exhibited in museums and art shows in the U.S. and internationally. Her modern quilt designs were published in Modern Patchwork Magazine and Fat Quarterly eZine
Carole is the author of two books on modern quilting: Madly Modern Quilts and Patriotic Modern Quilts. Both are available on Amazon and in local quilt shops. She has also launched a series of modern quilt patterns available on her website and in local quilt shops.

(All images are owned by Carole Lyles Shaw and used with permission to promote this workshop)

May 2020 Guild Meeting – this week!

Reminder – This THURSDAY May 21st

Where: your couch, desk, sewing area, backyard – wherever you like that is socially distance appropriate!

When: hard start @ 7:15 – we’ve got a guest!

Hey members!!!! How are you? I hope you are feeling well and staying healthy and occupied. We’d love to see your faces – How about joining us for a ZOOM conference call guild meeting this week?

Check your inbox for an upcoming email with Zoom call in details…if you are a guest and would like to join us please email

Sooo it’s this coming Thursday – we’ll open it up at our usual time at 7pm to get set up, and we’ll start at 7:15. 

We’ve got a guest lecture by Berene Campbell of Happy Sew Lucky, so please be mindful and mute your microphone. Please check your video & audio settings before we start and don’t hesitate to ask if you need some guidance about where your settings are. Since we plan on a Q&A time, familiarize yourself with the ZOOM buttons: there is a chat button that looks like a speech bubble. We’ll use this to write/type questions, and Crista will ask them to our guest so we aren’t overwhelmed with people talking.

Before that we’ll quickly talk about some stuff – a little business, then a little party, some Q&A and then our UFO & Show & Tell shares.

To better facilitate; please send Crista any photos BY WEDNESDAY to add into our meeting slide show – specify if your item is for the UFO section or Show & Tell. A simple email with description will work.

We are looking forward to seeing you. 

Here are a few Zoom reminders if you have not joined us this way before. Please help us give you the best meeting we can…

-Check your microphone & speaker settings before the meeting. Call us beforehand if you need help.

-Turn off your t.v. in the background so it doesn’t compete with your microphone

-Plug in your device

-Using a headset or headphones may be helpful

Thanks so much & SEE you Thursday!!