Friday, August 31, 2018

August meeting recap

Reminder to members - the September meeting will be at Pennington Quilt Works due to a scheduling conflict.

We had a discussion topic of your favorite hobbies besides quilting, and while the answers varied widely, the clear winner among the group was reading.

Jamee gave us a report on the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon that was held in July, and Cheryl told us about finding The San Francisco Quilt Shop in Mexico.

We had tons and tons of things to see in Show & Tell. Take a look:
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August's theme in the Modern FMQ QAL was flowers and petals. After everyone showed their quilting, Elaine and Jess S gave a demo on how to join your quilt-as-you-go panels. I didn't take any pictures but everything you need to know is in the post linked here! Here are our participants' flowers and petals:

The Guild Bee had two sets of blocks to hand in this month. First up, flag blocks for Linda, and then winged square blocks for Jess S.
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Finally, it was time for our Pantone Color of the Year Challenge reveal! but I am putting that in a separate post ;)

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Workshop spots available: Scrappy Applique with Shannon Brinkley

CJMQG is offering a special workshop taught by Shannon Brinkley, a Modern quilt / fabric designer, author, speaker and teacher based in Austin, TX. 

This class is open to all members and non-members. 

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, 9AM-4PM 

Where: Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 80 W. Broad St., Hopewell, NJ 08525 

Cost: $40 to CJMQG Members, $50 to non-members, plus you will need to purchase your choice of pattern either online or at the class. Check link for scrappy applique choices. Class description and supply list here.

To sign up please contact: 

Christine Johnston (CJMQG Treasurer) 
2147 S.Easton Rd. 
Doylestown, PA 18901 

her email: 

cell phone is: 215-962-8226 

Home phone is: 215-348-2727 

Check holds your spot, make checks out to: Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild (CJMQG) and mail to Christine. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Workshop spots available: Bag Making Boot Camp with Janet Bergman

The Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild has openings in a Workshop taught by Janet Bergman, if you are interested here are all the details for signing up. Attached is a class description and supply list for the workshop. This class is open to all CJMQG members and non-members.

What: Bag Making Boot Camp Workshop

When: Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, 9AM-4PM

Where: Neshanic Reformed Church, 715 Amwell Rd., Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Cost: $30 to CJMQG Members, $40 to non-members, plus $15 kit fee due to the instructor at the class.

To sign up please contact:

Christine Johnston (CJMQG Treasurer)

2147 S.Easton Rd.

Doylestown, PA 18901

her email:

cell phone is: 215-962-8226

Home phone is: 215-348-2727

Check holds your spot, make checks out to: Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild (CJMQG) and mail to Christine.

Class description: download PDF here
Class supply list: download PDF here

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Updates: Modern FMQ QAL

At our August meeting, we announced lots of important updates for the quilt-a-long, to get you in shape for the end of the year and ready to put together your final quilted sampler! Plus, Elaine H. and I gave a demonstration of how to do Quilt-As-You-Go (QAYG), which is a technique for putting together already-quilted blocks.

Example: Sampler of 9 FMQed blocks, pieced together QAYG style with white sashing.

  • There will be two more months of themes, including September - the theme is "Pebbles." Tutorials for this month are now posted here.
    • If you were planning on making 10 quilt sandwiches as already laid out in the original QAL instructions, you can either use the 10th one as a practice/use it in another project, make an extra 2 (for a total of twelve) to produce a 3x4 grid of blocks, or cut up all 10 blocks to sew together a unique sampler (ie not all the same size blocks).

  • Read the full Quilt-As-You-Go instructions here - complete with photos and illustrations (we recommend following this to produce 1/2" wide sashings - probably the easiest route for piecing this quilt together). This is the technique we demonstrated at the August meeting.

  • See links to Resources for Quilt-As-You-Go here (different sized sashings, no sashings, etc). A big thank you to Elaine for doing the research and testing to put this together.

Thanks! I'll post an official September FMQ blog post soon. The official QAL page has been updated with these resources.

-Jess Skultety
2018 QAL Leader