MARCH 2016 Happenings

Hello, Hello! Updates, reminders, upcoming events, things to check out…

edited to add:

Quilters Take Manhattan

Registration is Open today, Monday, March 7th for members of the Quilt Alliance! Tickets go on sale to non-members at a later date.

From the website: “Speakers will be announced soon. [The] main event at FIT will be held on Saturday, September 25 with fun add-on events held on Friday, September 23 and Sunday, September 25.

Here is a link to check out past Quilters Take Manhattan events which have included an After Dark Cocktail Party at the home and studio of Victoria Findlay Wolfe with a quilt design competition between Heather Jones, Luke Haynes and Mark Lipinski, Tours of the Garment district, Workshops at City Quilter, Behind the Scenes Preview at the American Folk Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum’s Renowned Textile Center, lectures, Costume Tour at the Museum at FIT, and more!


edited to add: Event ended Sunday, March 6th

Still going on! The show started this Thursday, March 3rd and ends today, Sunday, March 6th at 5pm! It’s located at the Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ.

Visit our Special Exhibit called “Modern Quilts presented by the NJMQG”! While you are there also check out the rest of the show, the other special exhibits and the vendors!


March 2016 GREEN Pincushion Swap:

The theme is Green and must be a Pincushion. It’s due at the upcoming March 2016 Meeting, Thursday, March 17th!  Click here for details and inspiration.

Paper Bag Mini Swap:

The Paper Bag Mini Swap bags were handed out at the February meeting. These are due at the April 2016 meeting!


Field Trips: Shopping Saturday

Reminder:: Our next Field Trip/Shopping Saturday is Saturday, March 19th at 3pm at Rock Paper Scissors located at 15 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ!

Morris Museum Exhibits

The Morris Museum currently has Studio Art Quilt Associates’ annual quilt art exhibition titled Text Messages. This runs through Sunday, March 20th.

There is also an exhibit of vintage textiles/crafts titled Follow the Thread which runs through Sunday, May 1st. This exhibit brings together more than seventy-five works from the collection of the Morris Museum.

March 2016 Crossroads Retreat

The spring Crossroads Retreat runs from Thursday, March 31st – Sunday, April 3rd!


Mid-Atlantic Mod!

An NJMQG sponsored modern quilting retreat! Thursday, April 21st – Sunday, April 24th!  Read about it here.

Upcoming Lecture and Workshop

Melissa Averinos will be visiting us Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th! Mark your calendars! She will give a Talk and Trunk Show on Friday night, May 13th, and will teach a “Making Faces” Workshop (a class recently taught at QuiltCon!) on Saturday, May 14th. Details coming soon!


:: Reminders and News ::

Hope everyone had a lovely holiday! Here are some reminders and news.

QuiltCon 2016:

Enter your quilts! The entry deadline is Monday, November 30th! Click here to enter.

Mid Atlantic MOD Registration:

Early Registration closes end of day on Monday, November 30th! Click here for details. If you are a current NJMQG member or a new NJMQG member and did not receive an email with the code and link, please email njmqginfo at gmail dot com as soon as possible. General registration will open on Wednesday, December 2nd at 7 pm.

NJMQG 2016 Membership:

NJMQG 2016 Membership renewal/new membership is open! Membership dues for 2016 are $50. Click here for links and details.

December 2016 Meeting:

The December 2016 Meeting is a Holiday Potluck Party! Location is at the LDS Church, 209 Mountain Ave. in Caldwell, NJ on Thursday, December 17th. Sign ups for potluck coming soon.

The Elfster Swap will also take place at the party!

Quiltfest 2016:

The NJMQG will have a special exhibit titled “Modern Quilts” at The Quilt Fest of New Jersey on March 3-6, 2016! The NJMQG Executive Board will need to provide a list of items that will be part of our exhibit no later than December 18th. Details to come in a separate blog post.


We will be meeting in a new location in Cedar Grove, NJ starting in January 2016! Details to come.





Early Registration Code and Link Available for Mid Atlantic MOD retreat

NJMQG Members! The Early Registration Code and Link to register for the Mid Atlantic MOD retreat has been emailed. If you are an NJMQG member and did not receive an email with the code and link, please email njmqginfo at gmail dot com immediately. Do not share the code/link with non-NJMQG members.

Check out the optional Workshops here!

Early Registration opens tonight, Wednesday, November 18 at 7pm EST.

Read about Mid Atlantic MOD here.