QuiltCon Charity Quilt 2019

QuiltCon Charity Quilt 2019


This is Ameri’s and Amy’s beautiful design for the 2019 QuiltCon charity quilt with the theme, Tiny Piecing. The shapes within the blocks are representations of the small piecing. This is the portion of the quilt that will be pieced (improv, traditional or paper pieced) by individual members. More information on the timeline below.


The QuiltCon Charity quilt block packets will be handed out at sew-ins or at the September guild meeting (some may have already received block packets at the August meeting).  You can either sew a block at home or attend one of the 2 sew-ins.   There are a few spots left at the sew-ins if you would like to sew with other members (a fun way to get your block completed).

    In order to stay on track with the rest of the timeline, the blocks (all have instructions accompanying them) must be returned at the October meeting.

    After they are collected, the blocks will be pieced together to form a quilt top. During the September and October meetings there will also be fabric available to be pieced for a creative scrappy back. A volunteer(s) is needed for this job.

     At the November meeting the top and back will be returned and handed off to a volunteer for quilting.

     At the December meeting the quilted quilt will be handed off to the binder (we have volunteers for this already).

    In Mid January the quilt will need a label and sleeve (volunteers needed).

    On February 1st the Quilt will be mailed to QuiltCon in Nashville

Sew In dates: Thursday, September 13 10am-12pm at Jackie Laba’s house in Parsippany (Morris Plains mailing address)  or the afternoon of October 7 at Margy Schilling’s house in Clifton (Note from Jackie: participants may come a little earlier and stay later; since I live next to Parsippany Hills High School, be warned that my street is impassable between 2 and 2:45)

Sign up sheets will be available at the meetings. Email Ameri (amerisardi@gmail.com) or Amy (aschultz296@gmail.com) if you would like to attend the above sew-ins, volunteer for one of the steps, or have any questions.


Rayna Gillman Workshops

The NJMQG is thrilled to host Rayna Gillman for 2 workshops October 5th and 6th.

Rayna describes her workshops as bring process-oriented, taking a playful, relaxed, “what if?” approach. Participants are encouraged to use their intuition, to experiment, and to enjoy the results of “happy accidents.”

October 5th, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Caldwell United Methodist Church: 8 Academy Rd., Caldwell NJ, 07006
Improvising with Rectangles: Variations on this simple geometric shape will open up infinite possibilities for modern design. Using solids, you will create one of a kind units to combine in endless combinations. As you design your no-pattern quilt on the wall, we’ll discuss color, value, use of space and composition. And you will learn to use your eyes and your instincts!

You won’t be able to resist experimenting with clean design in this basic versatile shape. Come play, and you’ll go home with lots of ideas for new modern quilts

October 6th, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Community Church – Cedar Grove: 65 Bowden Rd., Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
No Strings Attached – “Go Fly a Kite”: 
Discover a totally new way to combine stripes with negative space by working the angle! Slice without a ruler and be ready for a surprise or two.

You’ll fall in love with these (and other) modern versions of the string quilt! Use a limited palette or go wild with straps! Put your own personality into these modern string quilts; no two blocks or quilts alike!

Modern and contemporary or wild and funky – your granny won’t recognize these exciting, new ways to make string quilts. Forget about using and ripping off that pesky paper foundation – these are improv, no-ruler, string quilts that are easy and fun to make! No two blocks or quilts alike!

*images used with permission from Rayna Gillman

Sign ups will go out to Guild members on September 1st at 10:00 am EST and will be open to non-members on September 14th.



PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 209 Mountain Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006

Doors will open  at 7pm. 

Important: Please sign in at the registration table 

Remember to bring:

  • Charity quilts that you’ve completed
  • Refreshments: if your birthday is this month
  • Name Tag: If you do not have a name tag, we can arrange a partner swap – just ask any of the NJMQG Executive Board Officers (Margy, Kathy, Aubrey, Jackie, or Crista).
  • As always, please bring anything you may have for Show and Tell!
  • Bring projects, and questions to “Ask the Guild,” to access the Brain Trust of the North Jersey Modern Quilters Guild! (see Crista’s Facebook post)

 FREE table: Bring in the quilty items you no longer use and drop them on our FREE table at the beginning of the meeting. If your items are not taken, please take them home with you

• Member Corner: Many of our members have their own creative businesses and services to offer. A designated table is provided for members to leave their business cards, class/workshop lists, postcards, etc. This is a great way to get the word out about what you have to offer!

• Library: closed for the summer, due to the fact that it’s at our other location.
If you have checked a book out, please return it at the September meeting when we will be back at the Community Church.

• Upcoming Programs:

 Sashiko class with Atsushi on September 15.  Morning and afternoon sessions both full!

See you on Thursday!