January 2020 Guild Meeting – this week!

Reminder – our first meeting guild meeting of the year is this THURSDAY Jan 16

Where: Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Roadback at our “regular” spot

When: 7pm

Join us for our first guild meeting of 2020! We’ve got a lot to catch up on, with finishing demos hosted by our members, as well as some fun programming to talk about.

Bring your name tag, or if you need one – ask a board member and we’ll match you with a partner to make each other one.

Snacks – can’t stop/won’t stop and we all love them, especially if you’ve got something to celebrate, let us know so we can all cheer you on.

We’ve got our show and tell planned, if you’d like to share your make but have already gifted it away send Crista a photo (the sooner the better) to add into our slide show.

As you can see we’ve got a packed meeting planned, if we have a chance we’ll Ask The Guild a burning question – have something you’ve been needing to know? Give me a heads up so we can make sure we have the chance to get it answered!

Have a great week and see you soon!!


January Member Led Workshops!

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 Betsy Paper Piecing.JPGmatched 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**

Paper Piecing Workshop Registration

Paper Piecing with Betsy

NJMQG Member Fee


Paper Piecing with Betsy Non-Member

Non-member fee


Location: The Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd. Cedar Grove, NJ 
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 Supernova.jpgquilting 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.

Improv Workshop Registration

Improv and Color Theory with Sue

NJMQG Member fee


Improv and Color Theory with Sue

Non-member fee


Location: The Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Rd. Cedar Grove, NJ
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

December 19 Holiday Party Recap

Welcome to the Holiday Party!

We had a little over 30 people join us for our festive night.

Such a wonderful spread of amazing food! Thanks Barb and Terri!

Guild Business We had a woman contact us offering up long arm quilting services. Paula Stoia, from Brownstone Quilters Guild, who resides in Rockaway. Please see Rachel for contact information.

Membership Dues It’s that time again! Membership renewal forms have been sent out and dues are $60 for the 2020 calendar year. You can pay online, send a check or pay at our January meeting 1/16.

January Member Meeting Reminder: This will be a special meeting with mini workshops on different quilt finishing techniques being taught by members. You won’t want to miss it. Plus, we will be getting our postcard swaps back!

**January Member Lead Workshop/ Saturday 1/25 Sign ups will be going out the beginning of January for these fun events. Check your email!

Next, we got to see the Quiltcon Charity quiltop.

Isn’t that a stunner!

Then, it was time for the Holiday Swap! First up, Mug Rugs!

And then there were Totes!

What lovely totes they were!

Meanwhile, we kept our creative juices flowing by crafting gingerbread house centerpieces as we enjoyed the festivities.

And what would a guild meeting be without Show N Tell!

MJ with a baby quilt for friend’s first grand child!

Debby with a matching pillow of leftover squares.

Sue with a ‘Quilt of all Stripes’.

Annette with a quilt donation for charity.

Kathy with ‘Wee Braw Bags’.

Betsy with Beaded Curtain quilt.

And finally Sarah aka ‘Yo Rebel Woman’, with a beautiful assortment.

As we close the door on 2019 and enter into a new year of quilting possibilities, I wish you never ending bobbins and uninterrupted quilting time!

Happy New Year!

Jennifer – Secretary