Friday, March 20, 2015

April Meeting and Low Volume Swap Info

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!

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 below - 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

Low Volume Fabric Swap Info

Low volume fabrics are currently a modern quilting trend. Quilters like to use them as backgrounds, though they have many uses. You can learn much more about low volume fabrics and see pictures in this Craftsy article. We did a similar swap last year and it was very popular (about 30 people participated!)

If you'd like to participate in this fabric swap at the April meeting, please buy one yard of low volume fabric. For this swap, the fabric should have a white or off-white background, and gray, black, or white print on top (not too bold or busy). Here are some examples of acceptable prints (text prints that aren't too bold are good, too!)


  • Cut your 1 yard of fabric into 6x10 inch bricks (you will have 24 once the yard is all cut). Please cut carefully and accurately.
  • Bring cut fabric in a big plastic or paper bag with your name on it to the April meeting. You must be at the meeting to participate, or you can designate someone beforehand to bring your cut fabric and gather your new pieces. We prefer that you are present, though!
  • You will get 24 other bricks of fabric to take home (depending on how many people participate - if we have more than 24, you won't get everyone's. If we have less than 24, you will keep some of your own).
We will use these low volume fabrics for a challenge due at the May meeting. Of course, you can use them beforehand, if you want, for a project - just please bring it to a meeting and show it off to us!
Thanks and have fun picking out your fabric!

-Jess S.

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