Sunday, May 31, 2015

May Meeting Recap

At this meeting:

-We swapped low volume mug rugs! Many of our members swapped 6" x 10" bricks of low volume fabric in April, and now we are using them. Beautiful! Great participation, everyone!

-We started the Cloud 9 Cirrus Solids Mini Quilt Challenge, which is sponsored by Cloud 9 Fabrics. All information was given at the meeting and later sent out in our guild newsletter. Mini quilts are due at the August meeting - you have all summer! Can't wait to see what you make, and thank you to Cloud 9!

Members received 6 fat eighths of solids. The bundle below will be a prize in our WIP It Up contest in January!

-The Cloth Pocket, a modern fabric shop in Austin, Texas, sponsored our meeting. Thank you for sending door prizes! Amy and Felix were so excited to win! Don't forget that this shop offers a 20% discount for MQG members - email me for the code.

-Janneke taught us how to sew selvages and showed off some of her beautiful makes. Thank you for the informative and entertaining presentation, Janneke!

Kathy also brought a selvage quilt to share. So much inspiration!

-Our next bee has filled up! We also shared more house blocks for this month's queen bee:

-We shared our May Quilt-A-Long blocks! Check out the post Neva wrote up for June here.

-Show and Tell:

The Denyse Schmidt Modern Solids Trunk Show was visiting Pennington Quiltworks! We had the pleasure of staring at these lovelies throughout the meeting.

Tatiana and Sonia are so cute with the bags they made at Mid-Atlantic Mod retreat.

Lee's beautifully bold snowball quilt.

Elaine brought her second place Cascade Fabric Challenge quilt for a second look!

Jess S. shared her finished Lizzy House mini quilt swap quilt. It will be off in the mail very soon!

Neva finished her Modern Mondays quilt from last year's guild QAL. Great job Neva - the quilting is stunning!

Beth shared her lovely pineapple block from a workshop with the North Jersey MQG and Heather Jones.

Jamee made this beautiful quilt for a little girl!

See you in June!

-Jess S.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

June Meeting Reminder

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

Guests welcome, as always! Please see our guest policy on our website under "About."

Last meeting until August! (July potluck info coming soon)

- Swap - Make an 18"x18" decorative pillow cover to swap using selvages (other fabric can be used but selvages should be featured)

-Challenge (ongoing through August): Cirrus Solids Mini Quilt Challenge sponsored by Cloud 9 Fabrics

-Bias strip applique lesson with Jess Levitt


-Guild QAL – June blocks

-Show and Tell

See you then!

-Jess S.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Guild Quilt-A-Long June Block - Circle of Geese


We're back to paper piecing this month with the traditionally modern Circle of Geese block.

The key to this block is planning ahead, deciding which fabric geese will appear where.  

Use a pen to mark on the papers where each fabric should appear.

Keep in mind that you are sewing the fabric to the plain side of the paper when making these fabric placement choices.

Are you caught up with all your blocks?  Now is the time to get them done because the blocks for the next few months are going to be EVEN MORE FUN!!!!

Don't forget to post your finished blocks on Instagram (#cjmqg), Facebook, or Flickr.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

May Meeting Reminder

Please join us for our May Meeting!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
6:30 optional shop/social time, 7-9:30 meeting time
Pennington Quilt Works, Pennington, NJ

Guests welcome, as always! Please see our guest policy here.
Members, please RSVP here.
  • Recap Mid-Atlantic Mod Retreat
  • Swap/Challenge– low volume mug rug
  • Start Cloud 9 Fabrics Cirrus Solids Mini Quilt Challenge, sponsored by Cloud 9 (due in August)
  • NEW: Selvage Sewing Techniques taught by Janneke - bring your selvage projects to share! (Bias strip applique lesson with Jess Levitt will be in June)
  • Bee
  • Turn in purple flower blocks for Mott Hall Bridges Academy to Lori
  • If you are participating in the I-Spy swap, fabrics are due at this meeting
  • Guild QAL – May blocks
  • Show and Tell

See you then!