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  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.