July Meeting

What a fabulous meeting we had this past Thursday, so many good things on the horizon for the Jersey Shore MQG including our first ever quilt show in February 2023 at the Belmar Arts Council!!

Our member led, monthly program just keeps getting better and the feedback I’m getting is fantastic. Our newer members especially love it and are learning so much. I’ve always been a proponent of utilizing our individual talent to teach one another and it has been very well received. This month member, Brandy Borden showed us examples of some fresh, modern takes on reverse appliqué. More than one of us has since ordered the books she shared and it looks like they’ll be some reverse appliqué projects in future show and tells. Thank you, Brandy!! This month was a double feature and MaryEllen Crumlish showed us some examples of her art quilts and talked about how she gets her inspiration and turns them into small quilts. Honestly, I was blown away and the buzz amongst the members right now is all about their upcoming challenge to create an art quilt and the inspiration she has given us. Can’t thank you enough MaryEllen!! Check out some of her work.

This particular piece incorporates thread sketching and I’m sure the picture doesn’t do it justice. It’s incredible!

As always, Show and Tell is a highlight of every meeting and there’s was lots to see.

Up first was Carol. She had two finishes this month, a jelly roll race quilt and this fun quilt!
One our resident Tula troop, Elizabeth, shared this beautiful quilt with us.
Always fun to see what MaryJane was up to, but more so to hear the stories that go with the quilt. This one was no different. A 4 1/2” bow tie block swap that all participants would come away with 80 blocks. But our friend MaryJane, took it next level and produced 196 blocks to make this stunner. Here it’s all about the layout and it did not disappoint!!
Eileen completed her Ruby Star Society, Perfect Picnic quilt, Jersey Tomato edition, with the majority of fabrics purchased from Old Spool Sewing and some stash additions.
Two finished from Debbie.
Shockingly, Sherre had no new finishes so she brought in some older quilts to show off for our newer members.
A finished quilt from Brandy!!
A beautiful finish from MaryEllen.

Block Lotto continues to be a favorite at meetings. Here’s what we made for July.

And Sherre was the lucky winner!

and some samples for next months block lotto, I love this one the design possibilities are endless.

Sherre repurposed her “ugly” fabric from last months swap into a cute tote bag to house a quilt for charity. Nice!!
And Eileen took her “ugly” fabric and created a basket which she gifted back to Virginia, the original owner of the “ugly” fabric, who was very happy to get it back!!
Helen has so graciously taken on the task of organizing our submission for the MQG Community Outreach Quilt challenge for QuiltCon. She has come up with a design for the quilt, shopped for all the fabrics, and created packets to pass out to members so blocks can be made and assembled. This has been a tremendous amount of work and her attention to detail is amazing. Thank you so much for doing this Helen, I am so excited to see this quilt come together!!

Our guest this month, Christine, also made the Ruby Star Society Picnic quilt. I met Christine for the first time when she and I ran into each other shopping at Old Spool for fabric for this quilt. She also wowed us with her Looper quilt

3 thoughts on “July Meeting

  1. Great pictures and stories. I was all set to participate in an all day Zoom retreat with Jacquie Gering last Saturday from Kansas City but unfortunately she lost her power and the event was postponed. It was a fundraiser for the Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild and it focused on Jacquie’s two books, WALK and WALK2. June

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