The Jersey Shore Modern Quilt Guild is always looking for ways to serve our community and in keeping with that we collaborated with member Julia, owner of Old Spool Sewing Studio, in a day of sewing for others this past Saturday, March 26th. Julia recruited young sewists and together with our members we made over forty zipper pouches for The Village NJ, a closet for foster families to “shop” for all of their needs located in Point Pleasant NJ. We also collected travel size toiletries to fill the pouches from members, the young students and the community and in the end were able to donate a huge tub to Jackie from The Village along with a monetary donation from Julia. It was a wonderful day of sewing, we were so impressed with the skills of the young people and I’m not sure who had more fun, them or us! Thank you to everyone who participated!!

Preparing for the arrival of our young counterparts!
Mary Jane and Brooke taking a break before our students arrive.
Seasoned sewists working on their own!
The concentration!!
A sewing superstar!
Brandy giving instructions on pouch construction.
Natalie and Elizabeth helping some students.

A few finished pouches, we were so impressed with these kids!!

More scenes from a fabulous day of giving!

Sew For Others Day at Old Spool

The Jersey Shore MQG in collaboration with Julia of Old Spool Sewing Studio will be holding a sew for others day on March 26th. We will be assisting Julia’s young sewing enthusiasts in constructing zipper pouches which will be filled with trial size toiletries and donated to the Village NJ in Point Pleasant, a closet for foster families.


February Meeting

A quick virtual hiatus and we were back in person in February, yay! It was a fabulous meeting, so much fun!! Seeing everyone’s UFOs and their stories and reasons why they’re not finished was really entertaining. But we’re gonna get them done, after all there’s some $$ on the line.

We’ve got some fun new things happening in the coming months. Block lottos, fabric challenges, sew-ins and bag making. I’m particularly excited for the sew-in with Julia’s students, making toiletry bags for a local organization. That will be a fun day and for a good cause. We’ve also got everyone making blocks for our donation quilt for the next “smart home” recipient of Team Shamrock/Tunnel to Towers. And Brandy received quite a few blocks for the donation quilt she’s making for a family who lost their home and pets in a fire.

Now that Pam and Julia schooled us in using a serger maybe we can all get together and take a garment making class. That would be fun!

And now the parade of projects.

Pam is vowing to get this finished and it will be her first quilt!!
June’s One Block Wonder that she got stumped on!
Linda’s UFO for her son, she’s definitely going to finish this one!
Brooke got stuck on the quilting on this one for her aunt but she’s all set to finish now
Virginia thought this looked a little wonky so she never finished it. Looked perfect to the rest of us!!b
Another UFO that Virginia is going to finish up!
Mary Jane has a few to finish but she’s motivated to get them done!!
This looks like a finish, and it is, except Sherre has taken each of these blocks and made an entire quilt from the one block. She has one left and that’s what she is calling her UFO
Two completed tops from Brandy, that’s quite an accomplishment!
Pam showing us the bag she created for Sew It Yourself, where it was recently announced that she is one of their Experts 👏👏
Julia made this bag for an upcoming class she’s teaching at Old Spool and another recent finish are those slacks she’s wearing!!
Linda’s heart quilt, a gift for a friends baby, from a pattern in American Patchwork and Quilting. Gorgeous.
Newest member Nadine wowed is with her ‘hearts and pinwheels’ table topper. Love the red and teal combination.
Brooke also finished this cute tote, made with Tula Pink’s ‘Handmade’ fabric!!
June completed her Around the Block in Lancaster quilt along piece. Several of us participated in this with the Lancaster MQG, virtually. And then she went on to put together Modern Handcraft’s snowflake quilt, a gift for her granddaughter’s Sweet Sixteen. She’s been busy!!
Eileen’s Haulin Stash quilt top, ready to get quilted.
Eileen also finished this one from a quilt along that went on virtually during lockdown.
And lastly Pam and Julia gave us a tutorial on Sergers!

Tunnel To Towers

JSMQG is proud to have partnered with Team Shamrock and the Tunnel to Towers Foundation for the beginning of a rewarding effort to supply quilts for their Smart Home projects. Whether its a quilt for the actual home or one used in their fund raising efforts we’re there for this very import project that helps the community.

Our recipient was a winner from a recent Tunnel to Tower raffel
20 years of supporting those in need!