We had a great meeting this month! Show and tell is always my favorite part.
We started out admiring Bonnie’s entry for our New Jersey QuiltFest display. This is called “Jewels on Snow” and is so lovely.
Brandy shared two quilts. The first is her entry for the display, and the second is a gift for a family member with a very specific request for a quilt with squares and lines.
Sherre had a slow month this month, with only 5 large quilts to share. Let’s all hope she is back on track next month.
Arlene finished this gorgeous appliqué top in a class at Mouse Creek Quilts.
June made some lovely pouches, and is cranking out houses for her Sewing a Village project. She moves pretty fast and was hard to photograph.
Eilieen finished off the project we started at the February sew-in. Her points are fabulous! She shared a few pouches she had completed, too, but the photographer tonight was fairly sucky.
Deb brought in denim pillows, a lovely large quilt, and some little hearts she plans to leave around to brighten people’s day.
Allison brought in her pouch, and this adorable fish quilt!
Thanks, ladies, for all of the fabulous inspiration. I will endeavor to do a better job with my photography next month.
Lots of our members have jumped on the sew-along hosted by Stitch Supply Company to create a massive 132 house “Village” quilt over approximately 5 months. The official start date is February 5th – plenty of time to order your pattern, The Village by Jumble, Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company and start choosing your fabrics – this quilt is EXTREMELY scarp and charm square friendly! Fussy cutting the doors is a big part of the fun! Finished quilt is 65″ by 79.5″. There will be prizes every week, graciously provided by Stitch Supply Company , who will be hosts of this Instagram sew-along. If you are new to the IG quilting community, or interested in getting your feet wet – this is a great opportunity. Post pics of your houses each week straight from the camera roll on your phone, and add the hashtag #sewingavillage to join in! (As your loyal social media gal, I would love it if you would tag @jsmqg as well!) If the pattern is unavailable at Stich Supply, here are a few places that also have it in stock: Eleanor Burns , AZSewingWorld , EQuilter and Vintage and Vogue
In my internet travels, I recently stumbled across Paige Miller’s shop in Point Pleasant, NJ – she has what looks like a wonderful community focused maker space in Point Pleasant, NJ. Frame and Fiber is a frame/yarn/fabric shop that also sells local artists’ work and offers a wide variety of classes, in knitting, sewing, and crochet. Amanda of Daisy Laine designs is their on-site sewist.
I haven’t made it down there yet (I hope to soon), but have spoken to Paige and it seems like a great addition to our brick and mortar resources here on the Jersey shore. You can see some of the fabrics offered in their etsy shop, and all have quite a modern sensibility – Joel Dewberry, Denise Shmidt, Erin McMorris, and Amy Butler, among others. If you have the time to venture down to Paige’s shop, say hi from JSMQG!
Brandy will be bringing everything we need to make seventeen draft dodgers for some well deserving rescue pups. See you 10-6, Saturday the 13th, at Colts Neck Reformed Church. Don’t forget to Paypal $5 to the guild to cover the cost of the space!
I have been sorely missing my sewing time in this crazy build up to the holiday season, but as Christmas approaches, I am hoping to join in the Ornament Along hosted by Wefty Needle and Mr. Domestic. That pinecone! That Kdusuma Ball! Maybe, just maybe, I’ll be able to crank one out to top every present we give this year. How about you? You can find info and tutorials for all of these ornaments on the hosts’ websites, instagram (hashtag #ornamentalong ) and youtube channels. For this ornament along, Mathew and Tara alternated, with each posting a new ornment and tutorial every other week for six weeks. Mathew’s supply list can be found here and Tara’s here. Happy sewing! And don’t forget JSMQG members, our holiday party, fabric bucket exchange, AND board election is this coming Wednesday, December 20th!
At our December meeting, we’ll be swapping handmade fabric baskets or buckets of our choice filled with $15 worth of goodies. Make sure to bring your gift wrapped to heighten the suspense.
Feel free to use the basket pattern of your choice – The Sewing Loft
has a great pattern round-up
with finished pics of each basket. The free bucket pattern we sent via e-mail can also be found here: Fabric Bucket Pattern
. If you’d like to make the ever popular “One Hour Basket”, the pattern (by Hearts and Bees
) can be purchased for $1 on Craftsy
. The info page
on Craftsy has pictures of just about every variation you can imagine! If anyone is not a member of Craftsy or has a problem trying to buy the pattern, please let us know.