March 2016 Meeting Recap!!!


Hey all!!! March was such a fun meeting!  Thanks to all who participated in the Pin cushion Swap, and also thank you to Diane Fama for a BEAUTIFUL trunk show!!!

For those who couldn’t be there, here are a few announcements to remember and things to look out for:

Mini Quilts for the Paper Bag Mini Swap will be due at our next meeting which is now Thursday, April 28th at 7:15PM. Please note the date and time change.

Melissa Averinos will be coming to lecture and teach a workshop!!! We are VERY excited 🙂 ! The lecture will be held Friday, May 13th in the evening, and the Workshop, Making Faces, will be Saturday, May 14th, 10-5PM. More information to come on sign ups and all that good stuff! Go and check out her work at her website to see what she’s all about!

Wishing everyone attending the Cross Roads Retreat and the Mid Atlantic MOD retreat a fantastic time!!

Also, the New Jersey Shop Hop will be starting soon and the theme is Earth day! There are projects located at various stores around NJ that you can collect and make and drumroll please……. there are tons of really awesome fun PRIZES!!! WOOO!!! It’s a great way to visit and support a whole bunch of other LQS’s around NJ, and the road trips are fun too 🙂

Here is Rock Paper Scissors’s sneak peek of their Shop Hop project: a quilted rug!


 BRING ON THE PIN CUSHIONS for the Swap! Green for St. Patrick’s Day! 


Here is a peek into Diane’s amazing trunk show!!! 



and of course… show & tell!!!!

and lucky me!!! I received my Mini early!! made by Stella Singleton! :):):):):) 


See you all April 28th at 7:15PM!!!


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!


March 2016 Green Pincushion Swap!

:: Pincushion Swap! ::

Our 2016 March meeting will feature a Green Pincushion Swap!

pincushion swap

Click here for a Pincushion inspiration board on Pinterest to get your creative juices flowing.

*** The pincushion must feature the color GREEN in some way. It does not have to be green in its entirety.**

Please make a pincushion that you would LOVE to receive! 

Swaps are for NJMQG Members only.