QuiltCon Refugee Mardi Gras Open Sew this weekend!

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

WHEN: TOMORROW! Saturday February 22nd from 10 am to 4 pm

WHERE: the Community Church of Cedar Grove 65 Bowden Rd, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

Why should QuiltCon2020 attendees have all the fun?
Join us for a lightly Mardi Gras-themed Sew Day!

Wear green, yellow, or purple if you can. Or beads. Or a crown. Anything goes. We’ll have a give-away because what’s a get-together without a give-away?! And rumor has it there might be King Cake…

  • Bring a UFO or pick a Charity project to work on from our stash of well uh, charity projects.
  • Lunch-wise you’re on your own…bring something or order in.
  • Sarah F. will be on hand with her 25,000 Stitches project and would love your contribution to it!
  • The Notan materials from Thursday’s meeting will be there if you’d like to continue your exploration of dark-light. Bring your own paper scissors.
  • Or just come and hang out!

See you there!

February 2020 Guild Meeting – this week!

Reminder: THURSDAY Feb 20

Where: Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road – our “regular” spot

When: 7pm

It’s time for a meeting! Let’s get together, do some crafty stuff, catch up & we’ll talk about some upcoming programs!!

We’ve got a crafty project planned so if you can, please bring a pair of PAPER scissors with you

Show us what you made in our January member led workshops with Sue & Betsy

UFO’s!!?? Did you work on your January project? SHOW US EVERYTHING!! Or if you can’t be with us, send Crista a picture so she can add it to our slide show and you’ll be entered into the prize drawing

For our Ongoing Block Lotto: keep making more! The Double Plus Block is due at the MARCH 19 meeting

Wear your name tag, if you need one – ask a board member and we’ll match you with a partner; 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, BRING IT! And please tell us what you learned along the way.

Have a great week and see you soon!!


January 2020 Block Lotto

Over the course of the year, we’ll “assign” blocks and give parameters with specific block sizes and colors (if applicable).  Those who want to participate should make as many of the assigned block as they wish and bring them to the meeting at which they’re due (March 19).  Each finished block is worth one ticket. All of the tickets will be put into a drawing, and the person with the winning ticket wins all of the blocks!  Depending on the number of blocks we receive, we may choose to split them among multiple people (for instance, if we have enough blocks to make two throw quilts, they’ll be split between two winners).

Jan block loto

Block Parameters:

  • Choose your favorite fabrics for the plus signs
  • Please use white or low volume white background fabrics for the background fabrics
  • The block should measure 12.5” x 12.5” which includes a ¼” seam allowance 
  • Instructions for making the block can be found at  Instructions for Block

The more blocks you make, the more tickets you receive and therefore the more chances you have to win all of the blocks that have been contributed.  Please consider participating to make this a fun and successful activity for our guild.  

You can email programs@NJMQG.com if you have any questions.