Quilt Fest 2017 NJMQG Special Exhibit Recap

The NJMQG had a fantastic Special Exhibit at Quilt Fest this year. A huge Thank You to the members who submitted their quilts to the exhibit and also to those who volunteered to make this exhibit a success!

Here is a visual recap of our exhibit from March:

Split Personality_Split II

Split Personality (Split II) by Michelle Reiter  40.5″ x 40.5″

Trip Around the Universe

Trip Around the Universe by Sue Erdreich  60″ x 60″

Too Much Blue

Too Much Blue by Jackie Laba  37″ x 45″


Spin-Off by Kathy Morganroth  80″ x 90″


Growth by Daniela Di Iorio  53″ x 53″


Sisyphus by Jackie Laba  37″ x 45″

Ode To Stanley Whitney

Ode To Stanley Whitney by Sarah Fader  42″ x 41″


Momentum by Melanie Tuazon  72″ x 72″

Log Cabin

One Large Log Cabin by Mary Kirchoff   Quilted by Diane Fama   45″ x 45″

Kaleidescopic Comet

Kaleidoscopic Comet by Judy Josephson  18″ x 18″

Improv Log Cabins

Improv Log Cabins by Sarah Fader  36″ x 46″

I Wanna

I Wanna by Tracy Baird  13″ x 18″

Weight of Love in my Garden

Weight of Love in my Garden by Margy Schilling  74″ x 83″

Happy Wife

Happy Wife by Rachel BondBaron   Quilted by Sarah Russett   62″ x 72″

Focus Through the Prism

Focus Through the Prism by Betsy Vinegrad  Each Quilt is 20″ x 20″


Flounce by Melanie Tuazon  52″ x 57″

Flight of Fancy

Flight of Fancy by Judy Josephson  Quilted by Krishma Patel   39″ x 42″

First Go

First Go by Rachel BondBaron  50″ x 80″


Doodles by Michelle Reiter  66″ x 66″

Crossing Over

Crossing Over by Sarah Fader   46″ x 32″

Citrus Sizzler

Citrus Sizzler by Diane Fama  55″ x 64″


Cosmos by Amy Veach   88.25″ x 113.5″

Claires Kimono Silks

Claire’s Kimono Silks by Margy Schilling   70″ x 70″

Black and White Trill

Black and White Trill by Melanie Tuazon  58″ x 68″


Quilt Fest 2017! This Thursday through Sunday!

Visit our Special Exhibit: “Modern Quilts presented by the NJMQG” at the Quilt and Sewing Fest of NJ. Our exhibit looks fabulous! While you are there, check out the rest of the show, the other special exhibits, and the vendors.

Thursday, March 2    10 am – 5 pm
Friday, March 3          10 am – 5 pm
Saturday, March 4     10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, March 5        10 am – 4 pm

Where: Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ

Hope to see you there!

Reminder: February 2017 Meeting this Thursday!

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• Our February meeting is this Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 7:15pm at the Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009. Parking is located in the large lot in the back – use the side entrance to come in. Feel free to arrive about 15 minutes early.
Important: Check in at the registration table to sign in and pick up a raffle ticket for door prizes before finding a seat.

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 bring 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: Have you borrowed a book from the NJMQG library? Books can be checked out for one month. Please see Margy S. If you borrowed a book at the last meeting, remember to return it at this meeting.

Did you take Amy Rehbein’s Betty Bowler Bag Member-Led Workshop? Please bring your work from this class to the meeting to share with the group.


Member Trunk Show continues: Amy Rehbein is the next featured NJMQG Member in our Member Trunk Show Series for 2017!

Cross Back Apron Swap: For those of you who signed up for this swap, please bring your apron to the meeting.

• Brown Bag Mini Quilt Swap: If you would like to participate in this swap, we will have brown paper bags at this meeting for you. More details to come!

Quilt Fest 2017: If you submitted quilts to the NJMQG Special Exhibit, please bring your quilt(s) to this meeting. More details are in the email that was sent to those participating in the exhibit. If you did not receive an email and submitted a quilt, please email njmqginfo at gmail dot com.

• Jelly Roll Race: Not going to QuiltCon? Come to our Open Sew on Saturday, February 25! We will be sewing pre-cut fabric strips/jelly rolls into charity quilt tops! We will need volunteers to cut and roll fabric at our guild meeting this Thursday. We also need volunteers to bring 2 large cutting mats, 4 rulers & 4 rotary cutters for cutting the strips. Please comment if you can provide!

Refreshments: Consider bringing a light refreshment to share.

Remember to bring your name tag. If you do not have a name tag, we can arrange a partner swap- ask any of the NJMQG Executive Board Officers (Daniela, Amy, Annette, Kourtney, or Stella). As always, please bring anything you may have for Show and Tell!
See you on Thursday!