Friday, April 17, 2015

May "Zig-Zag" Guild Quilt-A-Long Block

 Hustle (clap)
Get to it (clap)
​Guild members (clap)
Lets' do it!

It's time for a Zig-Zag block!
Enjoy a different way to make multiple half square triangles using paper templates.  

To keep yourself organized, clearly mark on your instructions which fabrics will be colors 1,2, and 3.

After placing two fabrics with a paper template stitch on all dotted lines. Make sure to use a shorter stitch length than normal to keep the integrity of the piecing when you eventually remove the paper (slowly and carefully please).
Cut on solid lines and now you have perfect-sized half square triangles!
Lay out and sew together!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Teddi's Bee Blocks - March

Here are some of the blocks for Teddi's quilt! Teddi hand dyed the middle fabrics and asked our bee members to create log cabin blocks around them. Beautiful!

-Jess S.

Technology and Quilts Workshop by Jessica Skultety

When: Sat May 16, 2015, 2–4 pm
Where: Pennington Quilt Works, Pennington, NJ
*Please RSVP here so we can gauge how many will attend. Thank you!
 Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild
Want to learn about all the options you have online as a quilter? Have questions about Pinterest, Flickr, Instagram, or Facebook? Just want to come hang out and talk about quilts and technology with us?
This seminar is FREE to our current members ($5 for guests)! Bring your preferred technology (laptop, iPad/tablet, phone, etc.), hook up to the wireless (if you so desire), and follow along.
Hour 1: Jess S. will lead you through the four sites listed above and how you can use them to your advantage, as well as any others that YOU request in advance! PLEASE include any requested sites in your RSVP, and I'll let you know if it's feasible. You can also email me at quiltyhabit(at)gmail(dot)com with questions or suggestions.
Hour 2: Break, shop, snack on some goodies, and ask Jess individualized questions about the sites. :)

See you then!

Walking Foot Quilting Class by Melanie Tuazon


Join us for a fun class to stretch your quilting skills, taught by Melanie Tuazon, President of the North Jersey MQG and teacher at Rock, Paper, Scissors shop!

Melanie promises to teach you techniques, send you home with a project, and give you personalized attention as you practice.

From the flyer (will have available at April and May meetings):

"You don't need to be a free motion master to make beautiful designs on your quilts - you just need your walking foot and a little creativity! We'll explore techniques to create both planned and improvised angles and waves, then make mini quilts that can be used for beautifully textured placemats or pillows."

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2015, 9:30 am – noon (Free sewcial/sewing day afterwards from 12-5 for any and all members- more info to follow soon)
Place: Hopewell Train Station, Hopewell, NJ

Cost: $12 per student
*A sewing machine with a walking foot is required for this class.
Class limit: 15 members (CJMQG members get priority - will open it to guests after May meeting). 
*You reserve your spot ONLY by paying $12 starting at the April 14 meeting - please still RSVP here. If you will not be attending the meeting but want to reserve your spot, email the guild and we will give you an address to forward a check to.
Supply list will be emailed in May to those who sign up.
Hope you can join us!

Monday, March 30, 2015

March Meeting Recap

Our March meeting saw a LOT of quilts! We shared our challenge projects for Jessica Levitt's Cascade fabric, plus the usual quilt-a-long blocks, bee blocks, and show and tell.

Most of our business is now contained in our newsletter. If you'd like to be in on all the latest, please sign up on the left sidebar! Members are already included on the email list. This is a totally different email list than updates from this blog!

What an awesome picture of most of our current bee members with the blocks they made for Teddi! I will post the individual blocks on the blog soon.

-We recapped both QuiltCon (February in Austin, TX) and QuiltFest of NJ XI (where we had an exhibit of modern quilts). Generous attendees of QuiltCon raffled off some swag (more to come at the April meeting!)

-Jessica's Cascade fabric challenge - more entries. The contest ends tomorrow! Members had to make a quilted item with her fabric. Thank you to Jessica and to Windham Fabrics for providing fat eighths and scraps of fabric!


 Jess S. - see other pics on my blog :)





March Quilt-A-Long blocks:

 Great job everyone! Let's keep the momentum going in April! So many people are participating (even more than in the photo) - it's great! :)

-We held our 2nd Great Fabric Destash - members brought in fabric and notions that they wanted to trade or sell to other members. It was fun and I hope next time we have even more participants! We can hold another in the fall.

Show and Tell:

 Laura and her astounding 3-D butterflies (thank you again for all of these meeting pictures!)

 Liz and her beauteous Cotton and Steel

 Nicole and her cute Minecraft pillow

 Janneke and her lovely tulips

Lori and her bold, beautiful fabric mixing

Sonia and her thoughtful improv piecing

 Michelle and her stunning rainbow


Please join us for our April Meeting!
Guests welcome, as always - please see the "About" tab on our website for details. First time guests are free! Please email us if you'll be attending.
Members, RSVP here
Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
6:30 optional social/shop time, 7-9:30 meeting
Pennington Quilt Works, Pennington, NJ

-Swap - low volume fabrics (see info here - anyone can participate if you are present)
-Challenge: Try a new quilting technique and share (can be practicing on a scrap quilt sandwich - straight lines OR free motion - anything goes!)
-Turn in purple flower blocks for Mott Hall Bridges Academy (due in May to Lori)
-Guild QAL - April blocks
-Show and Tell

See you soon!
Jess S.