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.
As always, Show and Tell is a highlight of every meeting and there’s was lots to see.
Block Lotto continues to be a favorite at meetings. Here’s what we made for July.
and some samples for next months block lotto, I love this one the design possibilities are endless.
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
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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So much talent and inspiration. ( glad I’m not getting on your nerves!)
Never!!! You are a great addition to the group and we love having you!!