Tuesday, March 5, 2013

ConKerr Cancer Sewing Night April 12th!

South Jersey Modern Quilt Guild and The Little Shop will be hosting a sewing evening to support ConKerr Cancer. ConKerr Cancer's mission is to help children feel special while battling life changing illnesses. They do this through volunteers who make bright and cheery pillowcases for these kids.

We will having a sewing evening to make these pillowcases (no experience required!) on Friday, April 12th, starting at about 5pm and ending at 9pm.  Fabric will be provided.

See you There!

Monday, February 18, 2013

February Meeting --- Madrona Road Challenge

Join us for our next {long awaited} meeting on Monday, February 25th at 7pm.  We'll be kicking off the Modern Quilt Guild's Madrona Road Challenge.  The challenge {to be decided} will be due at the March meeting.

Members should RSVP via Big Tent.  For more information or if you're interested in attending our next meeting, email us at southjerseymqg(at)gmail(dot)com.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Tote & Treat Swap!

Bring a handmade tote bag & sweet treat to the SJMQG meeting on October 23rd for our swap!  

The only rules are the bag should be made by you, use modern fabric, and include a small treat.  That's it---pretty simple, right?


1. Jane Market Bag, 2. Large tote bag, 3. Echino tote, 4. Mill House Inn Tote Bag, 5. Reversible Everyday Shopper Inside, 6. amy butler shopper, 7. Tote Bag with Authentic by Sweetwater, 8. Tote

Check the big tent site (under files) for a few free tote bage tutorials and patterns!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Scrap Challenge

July's icebreaker was all about scraps - What do you do with them? Do you cut them into a particular sized square? Do you throw them in a bin never to be seen again?  Do you sort them by color?  Do you {gasp} throw them out?

Since we all have scraps (except that last group of people which we won't mention again!), September's challenge is SCRAP CHALLENGE.  Make a large quilt, a doll quilt, a mug rug, a pillow, or anything at all with your scraps & bring it to the September meeting!

September's meeting is on Tuesday September 25 at 7pm at the William G. Rohrer Library in Westmont, NJ.  If you're interested in attending, RSVP to southjerseymqg@gmail.com.  Visitors are always welcome!

Other agenda items include our first ever spotlight segment (on guild member Danielle) and our batting discussion!  Please bring samples of any batting that you like to use for your projects.  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

July Meeting Re-Cap

Better late than never, right?!?

For the July meeting of the South Jersey Modern Quilt Guild, guild members showed off their challenge blocks for the Modern Quilt Guild Quilt Con Block Challenge.

Click on the links under the pictures to take you to the block featured the Modern Quilt Guild's blog!  There are some amazing blocks showcased on the blog.

Other activities at the July meeting included an English paper piecing (hexies!!) demo, revealing the challenge for September*, and show & tell.  More information to follow on the September challenge soon! 

*There was no scheduled August meeting for SJMQG due to other scheduled guild events.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

July Challenge - Quilt Con block

The Modern Quilt Guild is hosting Quilt Con in February 2013.  As part of Quilt Con, the MQG issued a challenge to modern quilters to create blocks in the colors of the Quilt Con logo representing what modern quilting means.  For the July Meeting, create a block in the colors of the logo (over there in the side bar ----->) measuring 12.5 inches by whatever width you'd like {seriously, that's what it says!}.  Blocks can be made in solids or prints.  Fabric bundles have been assembled by select online fabric stores or work from stash.  If you bring your blocks to the meeting, we can send them in together.  If you are submitting blocks on your own, blocks are due no later than August 15, 2012 with your block challenge entry form.

Elizabeth Hartman will be judging the challenge blocks and the winning blocks will be made into a quilt to be raffled off at Quilt Con.  Remaining blocks will be made into quilts and donated to the Austin Children's Shelter in Austin, Texas.

~Full details can be found here.