Beachplum Quilters of the Jersey Shore





























Welcome to the website of Beachplum Quilters of the Jersey Shore. We hold our meetings on the third Friday of the month at 6:30PM from September to June. We meet at the Presbyterian Church of Toms River. Here you can learn about who we are and how diverse our guild is. Should you want to join our guild, you will also find information about when and where we meet. You are always welcome. Come visit us at a meeting to see our member's quilts and be inspired to sew your best quilt ever!

Dona Spencer

President

Kathleen Cox

Vice President

CONTACT US

Please leave your Name and Email or Phone information and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.  Thanks for your interest in our Guild.

TID BITS

See Photos Below or Click Here for PDF file of the recent Yard Sales:  Alice Sales 2021

7/16/21 - GOOD NEWS!  We will be returning to The Presbyterian Church of Toms River:    

Sept 17, 6:30 PM. Door opens at 6 PM-"IN Person"


Next Guild Meeting -  Aug 13, 2021 6:30 PM  "Zoom Gathering"

Next Guild Sit N Sew - Aug 14, 2021 10 AM - 2 PM

Its Hurricane Season - PREPARE, RELAX, ENDURE

Sit N Sew - 2/13/21

While Sewing, we got to chatting about Favorite Tools, Blogs, Etc

  • Favorite Iron:  Reliable Velocity Auto Control
  • Use Feed Corn in microwaveable heat pads for your shoulder/neck- it holds up better than rice-- Get it at Farm/Tractor Supply
  • Grippy Spray for Rulers
  • 60 MM Rotary Cutter for 4 or more thicknesses of fabric
  • Stripology Ruler designed by Gudrun from Creative Designs Rulers
  • Gudrun - GEquiltdesigns.com
  • IKEA has some glass front bookshelves which seem ideal for fabric storage-Some have drawers
  • Featherweight Shop -YouTube.com on Featherweight Machine-www.Singer-Featherweight.com maintenance-get the kit from Idaho(?)-get the booklet, special bobbins, 1/4" foot, and horizontal spindle, new belt

You Want More?

  • Quilt & Tell Podcast (Marti Mitchel "History of the Rotary Cutter, 9/23/2020)
  • Quilting Daily Podcast
  • Use Spotify APP to access Podcasts
  • www.debbybrown.com
  • Bernina owners like the B-475 model featuring quilters favorites
  • Tula Pink Bernina -770 machine is funtastic!

3/13/21 - Sit N Sew:

  • Kristin Alfano is backed up with quilts to be quilted.  She started a new job.  Be patient.
  • Spring brings a new challenge- Emile Snyder suggests deep cleaning your sewing space/closet.  She made 4 placemats for the Meals On Wheels program.
  • Sherrie MacClellan suggests organizing your stash by colors, and cutting yard goods into pre-cut sizes:  2-1/2", 5", 10" strips.  Store fat quarters, 10" squares, and "leftovers" in separate bins or places.
  • Sherrie also mentioned going to "BellWorks" in Holmdel every Wednesday, 11AM - 4PM, for indoor craft vendors- Facebook..com/BellWorksFreshMarket.
  • Quilt Labels:  Emile Snyder uses freezer paper to anchor the fabric before writing out her labels.  She hand stitches the label on the back corner
  • Jeannette Middlekauf buys $5 bags of used shirts at a garage sale and "Debones" them by taking off buttons, sleeves, seams to get yardage to make new scrappy quilts.
  • Pat Toth loves Sit N Sew "because it forces me to do something and its nice being together".  Laurie loves it because it is always inspirational, informative, & fun.
  • Sherrie MacClellan mentions GEDesigns.com again- 1st Virtual Retreat was started this past week.  She got a kit & pattern.  Stripology Rulers and 60 MM Rotary Cutters are a must.  Gudrun Erla, Quilt Artist, runs the show on TU & FRI Live on Facebook and/or YouTube.
  • Marlene Stoever makes tabs for hanging a small wall quilt:  (4) 5" x 3-1/2" pieces are folded in half, hand sewn, and strategically placed, on the top back of the quilt.
  • Bonnie Hunter - Quiltville.com : free pattern, "Scrappy Mountain Majesty" is very pretty.  Pat Toth is making a Bonnie Hunter square with lots of green scraps, sewn together.
  • Barbara Exposito finished her Dinosaur Quilt- so Cute.  Also she made a "Giraffe in a Teacup" 6" x 9" mug rug with green fabrics. It was paper pieced and fused applique.
  • Marcia Guza is busy not only sewing, but working professionally doing TAX Returns.
  • Recipes:  Brisket, dry rub, 250 degrees overnight in the oven - Delicious or  Crock Pot brisket, onions, pickling salt & spice mix rub, 1 can Guinness or Yeungling beer, on low, all day.  Stromboli - Rolled out refrigerator dough, with cooked meat, rice, and veggie saute, then folded over and baked in hot oven till done.
  • Respectfully submitted by Laurie Schnitzer from S.C. - please send corrections to her.  But please don't.

TID BITS:  4/10/21 -Making Placemats for Meals on Wheels:  

Pattern appears in Free Patterns Section or at the website below:

     www.allpeoplequilt.com/quilt-patterns/table-runners/quilt-as-you-go-place-mat-pattern

  • Dina N. - Uses a black wrought iron, Wall Hanger with safety pinned strips of 2-1/2" pieces of fabric.  She can hang it in the closet or pull it out to choose strips for the next project
  • There is a "Placemats Box" at Crafty Fabrics - inside the box by Tuesday, 4/13/21, will be the printed labels to use on the back of the placemat.  Pick up labels for this placemat or your next.   LABEL SHOULD BE PRINTED AS:  "BEACHPLUM QUILT GUILD 2021" Attach it by sewing with a machine or by hand.... 
  • Susie's Magic Binding was described -Search YouTube.com for this nifty technique - It is machine sewn - and has the look of faux piping on the front.
  • Dina N. - Dina's Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas Recipe - Ingredients:  diced onion, diced peppers, chicken breasts, 1 to 1-1/2 pounds, 1 Fajita or Taco seasoning packet, broccoli florets, 1-14 oz. can diced tomatoes, soy sauce, Cook these ingredients in a buttered crock pot, all day.  Shred the chicken, mix it back into the pot.  Scoop out onto flour tortilla wraps - add shredded cheese such as mozzarella, then fold or roll it up. Good as a leftover too.
  • Eight of us shared some good stories about ancestry, sailing, & families.  Join us next time!



Thank You Everyone for helping us at our yard sales this year!

Yard Sale sponsored by Ann B. - Bayville, NJ

Yard Sale in Island Heights, NJ  Mary P. & husband sponsored Beachplum

Quilters Guild.  We sold Yarn, fabric, patterns, and met the nice people of Mary's neighborhood.

Friends from way back. We were Girl Scout leaders once, long ago...Great to see you again!

Orphan Block found at Ann's sale was finished by Laurie S. and it was

Gifted to Allied Wealth Partners office.

SPECIAL MESSAGE REGARDING Quilt Show 2022

Fellow Guild members,  7/10/2021

Good News:  The 2022 Quilt Show is Scheduled for April 2-3, 2022 at The Toms River Elks Lodge

Saturday, April 2nd:  10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday, April 3rd:  11 AM - 4 PM

Wed. March 30th:  Registration & Intake of Show Quilts 10 AM - ?

Thur. March 31st:  Judging by Professional Judge

Fri. April 1st:  Set-Up Pipes & Drapes, Vendors, Country Store, Registration, Hang Quilts, ETC.

Sat. April 2nd: Members working the Show - doors open around 8:30 AM


More decisions are still to come. We are meeting with the quilt show committee chairpersons.  Please email us if you have specific concerns that need consideration. 

Kathleen Cox, Quilt Show Chair  EMAIL - kecox3@aol.com




 


Goals of the Guild

Our Mission Statement

To educate, motivate, and create an atmosphere of sharing and friendship. To have active participation by all guild members on at least one committee. To strive for the growth of all aspects of this guild.

Guild Information

Beachplum Quilters of the Jersey Shore, Inc. 

P.O. Box 749

Island Heights, NJ 08732-0749


Beachplum Quilters Guild of the Jersey Shore was formed in 1985, to encourage, support and promote the art of quilting, through education and motivation in an atmosphere of sharing and friendship. Our members represent all ages and levels of quilting experience; advanced as well as beginning quilters. Annual membership dues are $30 (September - June).   The guild meets on the third Friday of every month at 1070 Hooper Avenue in Toms River, 08753 at the Presbyterian Church on the corner of Hooper and Chestnut Street.


The guild newsletter, The Beachplum Sampleris published monthly September through June, and provides guild news, pictures, programs, as well as notices of shows, exhibitions and guild-sponsored special events.


Our guild currently has a quilt show every other year (even years) at the Toms River Elks Lodge #1875. This is the guild's major fund raiser. We also have a raffle quilt which is part of the show to generate additional funds.  


Beachplum Quilters is a guild member of :

MAQGNet (Middle Atlantic Quilt Guild Network)


Show and Tell

Our monthly meetings include the various works in progress or completed quilts by the guild members.


Block of the Month

There is a Block of the Month committee. They provide color and pattern for this activity.  At the end of the year, completed quilt tops are displayed and voted upon.  


Charity Quilts

We continue to make quilts for charities. Our charity volunteers can meet at:

Crafty Fabrics 750 Mantoloking Road, Brick, N. J, 08723 

(732) 920-6220   www.craftyfabricsquilting.com

 Recipients of the charity quilts have been nursing homes, Hospice families, veterans, a women's shelter, and hundreds of at-risk babies and children. 2013 was the year we made 125 bed size quilts which were donated to local families/victims of Hurricane Sandy (10/29/12).  In 2017, we made quilts for children and families affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as for Oceans of Love, our local Ocean County charity for children.  We will send more charity quilts to House of Hope, another local organization helping homeless families. 

2020-2021  We made surgical masks for our local CMC Hospital Staff as well as Placemats donated to Meals on Wheels, over 120 so far.

We have our work cut out for us!


Raffle Quilt

This is usually a queen size quilt, handmade by Guild members. This year we have 2 Raffle quilts ready for the Quilt Show in 2022.  Various techniques are used, including hand applique work.  All members are asked to sell and/or buy raffle tickets. 


Door Prizes

After you sign in at each meeting, as a member, you are given a ticket for a door prize drawing that night.


The Historian

Records of the guild are kept by the Historian.  The records consist of past newsletters, directories, photo albums, and publicity of the guild such as newspaper clippings and flyers.  The By-Laws found on a separate page on this site describe the duties of the historian.  Much of our recent history is on this Website in the form of archived newsletters and photos.


Workshops

The guild schedules lectures & workshops during the course of the year.  Professional quilt artists offer their expertise on appliqué, paper piecing, mixed media, or whatever the guild may be interested in accomplishing. We look for nationally known lecturers to speak at our meetings and events.  

Debbie Kalenty, Guest Workshop Host

March 20, 2021 10 AM - 4 PM- Zoom Platform

Hunter's Star - Masquerade Pattern using the Petite Star Ruler from Studio 180 Design, LTD

Buy Pattern & Ruler in advance from Debbie:

sales@quiltersobsession.com


Brita Nelson, Guest Speaker

December 18, 2020, 

"Now You See It, Now You Don't,

The Magic of Disappearing Blocks"

GO NOW to see her 3 Minute Video Link: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcGF5Gbd4pc  


Dec 19, 2020 WORKSHOP  Members - $20.00

10:00 AM - 04:30 PM 1/2 hour for lunch

Link up at 09:45 AM

Buy Pattern in advance from Brita Nelson at:

https://www.questioningquilter.com

*Supply List from Dona- Must create some blocks ahead of time - easy* 


Jody Beck, October 16, 2020 Guest Speaker

"Jody's Jems Journey and Demo" Lecture

   Her Biography:

    Jody Beck has been sewing, crafting, and creating ever since she can remember.  She picked up quilting in 2000 & started teaching and writing patterns in 2003.  She's been privileged to have her Jody's Jems patterns sold in shops from Hawaii to Key West, FL and has customers who love her designs from as far away as Australia and the UK.  "The Art of Quilt Design" is a power point presentation of how Jody created her Jody's Jems designs. (She emailed: "Power point and recorded demo did not fly well."  So Beachplum Guild will see her live presentation, Jody's Jems Journey and Demo.)  

     She has lived in 10 states with her husband of 38 years and has taught quilting in Arizona, New England, and Pennsylvania since 2003.  Jody will demonstrate her techniques.  Please visit her website in advance of her lecture on October 16th....   Patterns are available for sale at:

www.jodysjemsquilting.com

Membership

Join Beachplum Quilters of the Jersey Shore! For annual dues of $30, you will receive a year’s worth of

information-packed meetings, breathtaking Show & Tells, the monthly newsletter, and of course, exciting speakers.  Need more incentive to join? BQJS members receive discounts at local quilt shops!


Return this form with a $30 check payable to "Beachplum Quilters"


Mail your check and form to:

Jackie Pearce, P.O. Box 474, Allenwood, NJ 08720


Our guild needs collaboration and support to maintain an enjoyable atmosphere at our meetings and upcoming events. We can continue to provide this with the participation of everyone. Please indicate the committees that interest you below and chairpersons will check with you before scheduling you for any upcoming events.


Quilt Show Committees

Luncheon Committee or Bus Trip

Charity Quilts

Programs

Fundraising

 Newsletter Articles

Publicity

Website  

Beachplum Programs


WE ARE BACK at The Presbyterian Church for our Regular Meetings- Starts this September, 2021      

Info:  Laurie S. 732-691-3391 (Text or Voicemail)

Underlined Dates denote a Guild Meeting

Meeting Dates:  3rd Friday of the month/ DoorOpens at 6 PM 

     Meeting starts @ 6:30 PM

2021:

9/12/21 -Sunday -  Beachplum Festival Island Beach State Park9 AM - ?   https://www.friendsofibsp.org

Sept 17, 2021 - Reg MTG- at The Presbyterian Church of Toms River, Hooper Ave.

9/18/21 - Sit N Sew Charity Quilts 10 AM- Zoom.us

10/15/21 - TBA

11/19/21 -  TBA

12/17/21 -  TBA

2022:

1/21/22 -  TBA

2/18/22 -  TBA

3/18/22 -  TBA

3/19/22 - Sit N Sew Charity Quilts 10 AM- Zoom.us

3/30/22 - REGISTRATION & TAKE-IN of Show Quilts

3/31/22 - JUDGING 8:30 AM - 6 pm 

4/1/22  - SHOW SET-UP  8:30 AM - 6 pm

SAT 4/2/22 - QUILT SHOW opens to the public at 10 AM - 5 PM

SUN 4/3/22 - SHOW opens 11 AM - 4 PM  TAKE DOWN- 5 PM  &  RAFFLE QUILT TICKET Drawing

5/20/22 -  TBA

6/17/22 -TBA          



2020:

Sept 18, 2020 - Big Show N Tell -Zoom MTG

Oct 16 - Jody Beck Lecture: "The Art of Quilt Design"

  https://www.jodysjemsquilting.com 

Oct17 - Jody's Workshop: Cancelled

Nov 20 - Reg Zoom MTG 

Nov 21 - Sit N Sew for Charity Quilts-ZOOM Meeting

Dec 18 - Brita Nelson Lecture:  "Now You See It, Now You Don't, The Magic of Disappearing Blocks"

   https://www.questioningquilter.com

Dec 19 - Zoom WORKSHOP - Brita Nelson - "Making Magic, A Disappearing Block Sampler Quilt, 39" x 39"

2021:

Jan 9 - Sit N Sew for Charity Quilts, Zoom at Home

Jan 15 - Zoom MTG

Feb 13 - Sit N Sew Zoom at Home - 10 AM 

Feb 19 - Zoom MTG

Mar 13 - Sit N Sew Zoom at Home - 10 AM  

Mar 19 - Zoom MTG

Mar 20 - Debbie Kalenty Zoom Workshop -Hunter's Star Quilt-"Masquerade" pattern 10 AM

Apr 10 - Zoom Sit N Sew 9:00AM - 3:00PM-Placemats

Apr 16 - Zoom MTG-Placemats for Charity

May 21 - Zoom MTG

Jun 18 - Zoom MTG

July 2 - ZOOM Quilt Show Meeting w/ K. Cox 

July 10, 2021 - Sit N Sew ZOOM 10 AM- 3 PM

July 16 - Zoom "Gathering" 6:30 PM

Aug 13 - Zoom "Gathering" 6:30 PM

Aug 14 - Sit N Sew ZOOM 10 AM- 3 PM

Sept 17 - Big SHOW N TELL Guild Regular Meeting at The Presbyterian Church of Toms River 



2020 Raffle Quilt


"Bespoke Blooms"
The Story of Our Quilt


Robin Pandolph designed the pattern called "Bespoke Blooms".On her travels to Southwest England in June 2008, she was inspired to create 12 blocks, each named after a little village in Somerset.  A friend of our guild donated this kit of fabrics and the pattern to our guild member, Mary G, with the request that it be used for fund raising purposes for the guild.  The following members did the applique work: Sue G, Rita R, Jackie P, Shirley M, Ellen H, and Joyce W.

The piecing was done by Janet P. 

The binding was done by Jane S.

Longarm artistry:  Kristin Alfano

New Palestine, IN

kalfano@mail.com 

ON APRIL 19, 2020 THE WINNING TICKET WAS SELECTED.  CONGRATULATIONS

MARY PABST!


 2022 Quilt Show & Sale

April 2-3, 2022



 2 Raffle Quilts are ready for the 2022 Show! Both are stunning 

Tickets  $1.00 each   Books of 10 available for $10 each

More Information will be available at a Later Time




Quilt Show Volunteer Committees:


Ambiance, Appraisals, Baskets, Challenge Quilts, Country Store,

Demos, Door Prizes, Judging & Scribes, Members Booth, Mini Quilt Auction,

Publicity, Raffle Quilt Ticket Sales, Registration Intake & Return, Set-Up and Take Down,

Story Cards, Vendors, Welcome Admissions, White Gloves

Volunteers are welcome, especially at set-up times and at the end of the show....


Sherri displays her blocks at our last in person workshop 2/22/20 Debbie Kalenty, Galaxy Quilt Pattern

Surgical Mask Pattern

Links:

"Making Masks, because we can"

New Post on Piece O Cake Blog

By Becky Goldsmith

https://www.pieceocake.com

(https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cloth-Face-Mask/)

Jenny Doan at Missouri Star Quilt Company:  https://www.missouriquiltco.com

"How to make face masks"

Laurie VS made the mask in 1 afternoon.  This is NOT a substitute for an N-95 mask.

Announcements 


Food Bank Donations* are accepted at each Meeting. 

Please be generous.  Bag your donation securely.

We always accept feminine hygiene products.

*Due to COVID-19  please donate to:  FULFILL

3300 Route 66, Neptune, NJ 07753

732-918-2600

www.fulfillnj.org



Beachplum Quilters Next Quilt Show:

April 2nd & 3rd, 2022


AQS QUILT WEEK

www.quiltweek.com

www.americanquilter.com



The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey

www.quiltfest.com



Mid Atlantic Quilt Guild Network


The goal of MAQGNet is to unify guilds with diverse interests by sharing information on resources (lectures, workshop teachers, appraisers and judges); providing information that is pertinent to quilt guilds; discussing and finding solutions to guild related issues; and promoting a positive atmosphere in which quilting can flourish.


maqgnet1@gmail.com

www.maqgnet.com

www.groupworks.com





Like us and Share with all your families and friends so we can get exposure to many more people!

Maybe they will come to our show because they saw us on Facebook.

Many thanks to Sue B. for setting us up!



Jersey Shore Makerfest 6.0 

Save the Date- ?

FREE ADMISSION

Toms River High School North @ the Arena

www.JerseyShoreMakerfest.org

Contact: jsmakerfest@gmail.com



The National Quilt Museum

"Quilts For Quilting" Campaign

Send a new or antique quilt or miniature quilt 

as a tax deductible donation

Fabric and Quilt Books are also requested

For the 3 Annual Auctions

Questions: 270-442-8856 ext 207

Send to:  National Quilt Museum, 

215 Jefferson St, Paducah, KY 42001


Please write "ATTN: Q For Q" on the box

Please include your name, address, and contact info to receive a receipt.


Last year over 650 individuals and over 30 guilds participated to show support for the museum's efforts to promote the word of today's quilters around the globe



Times Are Changing


"Quilters Newsletter has held a very special place in the hearts of quilting enthusiasts for 47 years, and has been a source of inspiration and learning for quilters around the world.  However, the magazine will no longer be published after the October/November 2016 issue.  (Quilters Newsletter subscribers will receive Quilting Arts magazine beginning with the December/January 2017 issue, or they may select another F + W quilt publication.  Call 800-477-6089 for information.


While the print version of Quilters Newsletter is going away, free quilt patterns, historical content and other information will still be available online at quiltersnewsletter.org.  And Quilters Newsletter digital patterns, eBooks, digital magazines and other quality products will continue to be available at quiltandsewshop.com.


Quilters Newsletter began publication in September 1969 and was founded by Bonnie and George Leman.  It was the first - and for many years the only magazine devoted solely to the interests of quiltmakers.  Bonnie composed the first issue on a manual typewriter at her kitchen table, and the day it was published was the same day she gave birth to the youngest of her seven children.


That day marked the beginning of an international phenomenon.  Many quilt historians agree that Bonnie almost single-handedly launched a quilting revival around the time of the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976 by researching and publishing information about a domestic pastime that had fallen out of vogue since the end of the Great Depression and the onset of World War II.  No one can deny that she shaped and guided that revival during subsequent decades.


Bonnie Leman and Quilters Newsletter will forever be linked to the history of quiltmaking in the U.S. and abroad.  It's a legacy that will never be forgotten.


F + W, Quilters Newsletter's parent company, is committed to the quilt industry and will continue to serve the community by publishing magazines, creating videos, digital patterns, online education, books, in-person events, ecommerce products, and more under the brands of Fons & Porter, McCall's Quilting, Quiltmaker, Quilting Arts, Keepsake Quilting, and Original Sewing & Quilt Expo.  We will continue to evolve in order to serve a community with ever-changing habits and media preferences."


"Happy quilting!

The QN Staff"


Reference:  Quilters Newsletter, October/November 2016 Page 5.

Charity Quilts

 Sit N Sew Schedule:

Sat,Feb 13, 2021 Zoom Meeting

Sat, Mar 13, 2021 Zoom Meeting

Sat, Apr 10, 2021 Zoom Meeting

Sat, May 8, 2021 Zoom 

Sat, Jun 12, 2021 Zoom

Sat, Jul 10, 2021 Zoom

Sat, August 14, 2021 Zoom

Sat, Sept 18, 2021 Zoom

Sat. Mar 19, 2022 Zoom

See Programs Section for LINK to Zoom Platform

 Sew Charity Quilts with us in your own sewing room!

Quilts for Kids Charitable Organization

494 Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills, PA 19030

1-215-295-5484

www.quiltsforkids.org/patterns












Block of the Month

2020-21 Chairs:

Marcia G.  and Dixie M.

Instructions and patterns.  Feedback appreciated.

We can update files with corrections, as needed.

2021 UFO Challenge Rules

Trunk Show - Janet P 2015

In 2015, Janet P., a long time member, brought her extensive collection of quilts to our meeting.

Her son videotaped the trunk show and it is presented here through a link to YouTube.com. 

Click on the video or the link below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUDwZm3f4jg

Links

 Join us on Facebook.com/BeachplumQuiltersGuild

Like us and Share with your family & friends


jerseyshoremakerfest.org

 Annual Makerfest, Pine Belt Arena, H.S. North, Toms River, NJ 08753

2nd Saturday in October, 10 am - 4 pm


Social Media Sitegroupworks.com/BeachplumQuilters

E-mail Spencer Morgan-  spencerm@mygrove.com



FAVORITE QUILT WEBSITES:

www.fabric.com

Quiltmaker - www.quiltingdaily.com

Fons & Porter - Love of Quilting - www.fonsandporter.com

www.quilts.com  International Quilt Market, Houston, TX - Karoline (Karey) Bresenhan, President/ Founder

www.thequiltshopnavigator.com or WRBQ, Inc. Directory of Quilt Shops, Quilds, and Events by Region

www.quiltersresources.net

www.weallsew.com  Bernina sewing machine website

www.maqgnet.com  Mid Atlantic Quilt Guild Network

www.pieceocake.com

www.quilterscache.com

www.allpeoplequilt.com

www.allpeoplequilt.com/millionpillowcases/freepatterns

www.allpeoplequilt.com/showmehowbaby

www.handiquilter.com

www.connectingthreads.com    online quilt store in Vancouver, Washington

www.shabbyfabrics.com online quilt store in Idaho  

www.kaffefassett.com

www.gloriouscolor.com
 www.keepsakequilting.com online quilt store in New Hampshire

www.mckimstudios.com Ruby Short McKim (1891-1976)  Quilt Artist trained at Parson's School of Design, NYC   

Author: One Hundred and One Patchwork Patterns, 1931 

www.101patchworkpatterns.com

www.quiltingismytherapy.com  Angela Waters

www.missouriquiltco.com  online quilt store in Missouri  

www.sewingexpo.com  Original Sewing & Quilt Expo website

www.quiltersnewsletter.com  digital edition of Quilters Newsletter magazine

www.quiltandsewshop.com  Quilters Newsletter online quilt store

www.alexandersonquilts.com  

www.quiltsforkids.org     free CHARITY QUILT PATTERNS  for our guild

www.sulky.com

www.superiorthreads.com 1-800-499-1777   Thread company in Utah

www.quiltersselect.com  Free Quilt Projects by Alex Anderson

www.quiltmaker.com  

www.stitchinpost.com 

www.ppquilts.com  (People, Places, Quilts in Summerville, SC)

MACHINE MAINTENANCE:

Stony Brook Sew & Vac  191 Rt 130North, Bordentown, NJ 08505-Supplier of Quilters Select items 609-372-4018         Services:  Brother, Singer, Viking, Janome, and most other machines

Stitch and Sew   in Lakewood, NJ  Ernie and Jane/ Maintenance of all brands of sewing machines

Mouse Creek Quilts  in Howell, NJ  Claire/ Maintenance of HandiQuilter machines 

The Bernina Sewing Center in Matawan, NJ

Olde City Quilts in Burlington, NJ

Hinkletown Sewing Center,  1-(717)354-8961     232Wanner Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522

DESIGNERS:

Bonnie Hunter - www.quiltville.com 

Gudrun Erla - GEDesigns.com

Reed Johnson - www.bluebearquilts.com

Charisma Holton - www.charismascorner.com 

Abigail Dolinger - abyquilts.wordpress.com

Timeless Treasures - www.ttfabrics.com

Stephanie Cunnyngham - www.sissybellesews.com

Rachel Raburn - www.facebook.com/redbirdquilting

FreeSpirit Fabrics - www.freespiritfabrics.com

Patti Carey - www.pattispatchwork.com

Northcott - www.northcott.com

Gina Gempeshaw - www.gemhillquilts.com

P & B Textiles - www.pbtex.com/freepatterns

Scott Flanagan - www.facebook.com/4thandmaindesigns/

Island Batik - www.islandbatik.com

eQuilter.com - www.equilter.com

Bev Getschel - www.bevgetscheldesign.com

Deborah Richmond - www.quiltedturtle.com


LONG ARM ARTISTS:

Diane McColley, Owner, Crafty Fabrics, 750 Mantoloking Rd, Brick, NJ 08723, 732-920-6220

Marcia Guza, (Charity Quilts only), Crafty Fabrics, 750 Mantoloking Rd, Brick, NJ,  marcia_guza@yahoo.com

Kristin Alfano, 4702 W. Grimshire Rd, New Palestine, IN 46163   317-902-2034  E-Mail:  quixoticquilts@mail.com

Rosemary Banks, 609-267-3809, E-Mail:  scrappyquilter17@aol.com

Sherre MacClellan, 732-766-0999, 91 Kings Way, Freehold, NJ 07728,  sherremac3@hotmail.com

Claire Berg, Owner,  www.MouseCreekQuilts.com, 732-294-7858


Local New Jersey, New York QUILT SHOPS:


www.craftyfabricsquilting.com Brick, NJ

www.fabricland.com  Rt 22, N. Plainfield, NJ

www.joann.com/  Toms River, NJ

www.mousecreekquilts.com  Howell, NJ
www.oldecityquilts.com  Burlington, NJ
www.penningtonquilts.com  Pennington, NJ 

www.quiltingpossibilities.net  Forked River, NJ- Online only
Stitch N' Sew Centre, Lakewood, NJ  E-Mail:  stitchnsewcentre@hotmail.com   (732) 363-2220

www.thepincushionfabrics.net   The Pin Cushion, 657 N Delsea Dr, Vineland, NJ 08360  (856) 692-5460

A Fabric Outlet & Gifts, 2644 North West Blvd, Vineland, NJ 08360  (856) 690-8633

www.cityquilter.com  New York City, NY      

www.bernina-nj.com - The Bernina Sewing Center - Matawan, NJ

VENDOR SITES:

www.electricquilt.com
www.hyerswood.com
www.laceyjhill.com

www.quiltersobsession.com  Debbie Kalenty website- Deb Tucker Tools

www.studio180.com  Deb Tucker Tools website

www.modabakeshop.com website

www.cvquiltworks.com  Jackie Kunkel - Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor
Kristie's Custom T-Shirt & Memory Quilts  E-Mail:  kam3608@comcast.net


GUILD WEBSITES:
www.annapolisquiltguild.org

www.baltimorequilters.com  Baltimore Heritage Quilters Guild

www.beachplumquilters.org
www.berrybasketquilters.com
www.brownstonequilters.com
www.courthousequilters.org

www.gardenstatequilters.com

www.harvestquilters.com

www.loveapplequilters.com
www.rebeccasreel.org

www.southshorestitchers.com


DESTINATIONS:

www.mypigeonforge.com/events/quiltfest  In Tennessee - A Mountain Quiltfest
www.quiltfest.com  Mancuso Show Management

www.quiltweek.com  AQS Quiltweek in Paducah, KY, Quilt City, USA
www.vqf.org   Vermont Quilt Fest

www.shelburnemuseum.org  Shelburne, VT
www.sewmuchmore.com    A destination quilt shop- Savannah, GA
www.paulanadelstern.com/fabric/guides/index.php  An insiders guide to the garment district's best shops for quilters to explore with restaurant suggestions while in N.Y.City

www.ppquilts.com  People, Places, Quilts - Summerville, SC, a suburb of Charleston, SC


MODERN QUILTING SITES:

www.themodernquiltguild.com

www.tallgrassprairiestudio.com  Jacquie Gering

www.quiltyhabit.com  Jessica Skultety 

www.genxquilters.com

centraljerseymqg.blogspot.com

www.quiltingjetgirl.com

 

The following websites are directories for finding other quilters, guilds, or shops:
www.needletravel.com
www.thequiltshopnavigator.com
www.quilterstravelcompanion.com
www.countryregister.com
www.quiltguilds.com

www.wrbqinc.com  Directory of quilting events, shops


MUSEUMS WITH QUILTS & TEXTILES:

The National Quilt Museum- www.quiltmuseum.org  1-(270) 442-8856Lancaster

Quilt and Textile Museum - www.quiltandtextilemuseum.com
Shelburne Museum - www.shelburnemuseum.org/
Morris Museum - 6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ - www.morrismuseum.org
The Red Mill Museum, Red Mill Museum Village, Clinton, NJ - www.theredmill.org  

Recipes

From time to time members request a recipe from a meeting.  Although we can't put up unlimited numbers of recipes, take advantage of them when you see them.

 


National Quilting Day

National Quilting Day is observed the third Saturday each March.  Make a quilt and post it on social media site: #NationalQuiltingDay

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This year, National Quilting Day was March 20, 2021

Next Year - March 19th, 2022



National Quilting Day is a special holiday, set aside to celebrate quilts and quiltmakers - past, present, and future.

The National Quilting Association, Inc. began sponsoring National Quilting Day with a resolution passed by members attending the 22nd Annual Quilt Show in Lincoln, Nebraska, in June 1991.  The third Saturday in March is officially designated as National Quilting Day, but over the years, observance of National Quilting Day has unofficially been expanded to the whole month of March!

National Quilting Day gives us the opportunity to reflect with pride on the traditions of quiltmaking and the contributions quiltmakers have made to their families and communities for many generations.

A Brief History of National Quilting Day

In 1989, the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society organized a "Quilter's Day Out" on the third Saturday of March to celebrate the rich tradition of quiltmaking in Kentucky.  In 1991, the NQA officers were so enthused with the concept and success of "Quilters' Day Out that they voted to take it to a national level.

The first National Quilting Day was observed in 1992 and since then it has grown into a global celebration for all quiltmakers and quilt lovers.  Helen Storbeck, one of the founders of National Quilting Day, wrote in The Quilting Quarterly, "Groups of quilters were encouraged to hold special events, publishers and shop owners were invited to sponsor promotions especially for quilters and it quickly became a grassroots endeavor with quilters in every part of the country participating.  In the first year of National Quilting Day, quilters in other countries asked to participate.  They were welcomed with open arms.  As our feelings of a community network have evolved to include a world community, it is only appropriate that quilters and quilt lovers everywhere united to give recognition to the special art form."


The 2014 free Pattern supplied by The National Quilting Association is Stash Attack in the Archived Documents section.


This Article has been provided by the National Quilting Association






Guest Speakers and Teachers

The following guest speakers have presented lectures and /or workshops for our guild members.  

We are grateful for their knowledge, expertise & guidance.

 Linda Applegate-May 2018

Jody Beck- Oct 2020

Joann Belson

Jinny Beyer

Dottie Bliss

Dorothy Bosselman

Barbara Burke

Jeanne Campbell

Betty Lou Cassidy

Sally Chafatelli

Trish Chambers

Janice Cooke

Meg Cox

Marilyn Crossan

Judy Dales

Barbara Dannenfelser

Sandra Dannenfelser

Nancy Degen

Linda Denner

Pat Farace

Anna Faustino-2009 & 2017

Linda Felton

Jane & Gary Fulton

Jude Germaine-Munoz

Fran Gillsheimer

Alison Goss

Tina Gravatt

Ellie Greico

Marcia Guza

Linda Hahn

Jane E. Hamilton

Judy Henderson

Beckie Herdle 

Lacey J. Hill

Mary Ellen Hopkins

Richard T. Hyers

Debbie Kalenty-2017, 2019, 2020,2021

Cheryl Kerestes

Nancy Kerns

Stacy Koehler

Phyllis Klein

Pat Knochel

Lynn Kough

Loretta Kriger

Jackie Kunkel

Carol Lauterbach

Chris Lee

Eileen Lehner

Nancy Lubisco

Kay Lukasko

Cheryl Lynch

Janellea Macbeth-2017

Marion G. Mackey

Ricki Maiette

Vickie Mathas

Merry May

Norma McAfee

Bonnie McCaffrey

Nancy McCarron Lubisco

Spencer Morgan - MyGrove.co- 2016

Pat Morris

Jeanette Muir  

Anita Murphy

Brita Nelson-Dec 2020

Melanie Norman

Ann Oliver

Peggy Oppenheimer

Donna Painter

Elizabeth Pauley

Janet Peterson

Tom Powis

Minabess Randolph

Jeannie Robinson

Sue Rodgers

Patricia Rogers

Tammie Ruffle

Connie Safran - member trunk show 2017

Libby Schenewolf

Sally Schneider

Michele Scott

Nancy Screbo

Maria Sendzik-2017

Irene Sherman

George & Virginia Siciliano

Jessica Skultety-2016

Gail Small

Rebecca Szabo

Cheryl Taylor

Gretchen Thacker

Arlene Troiano

Debbie Welch

Linn Woodward

Vienno Wurret - Children's Specialized Hospital

Pat Zimmer

R. Zimmerman  

Our Past Quilt Shows


The Guild puts together a biennial (taking place every other year) quilt show in the even years.  Members display the quilts they have made since the last show.  This is a major fund raiser for the guild's activities, including gifting hundreds of charity quilts over the years. These funds are also used for our programs and activities, including guest teachers and lecturers, workshops, etc.  Our quilt shows give us the opportunity to have our work judged by a professional, with awards presented in a variety of categories.  Money donated at our shows goes directly into keeping this cottage industry alive and well for many years to come.


 "Quilts in Full Bloom Show & Sale" :  April 18-19, 2020 was Cancelled DUE to the Corona Virus Pandemic.  Thank you 
Kathleen Cox & Ellen Hyers, Chairs, who stressed over the decision to cancel...

NEXT SHOW:  April 2 - 3, 2022 

Kathleen Cox & Ellen Hyers, Chairs  Email:  kecox3@aol.com


Our Past Quilt Shows:

"Everything's Coming Up Roses" 2018 Quilt Show & Sale  April 14-15, 2018    

Kathleen Cox & Sue Balfe, Chairs              

                                                                                                     

"Garden of My Dreams" 2016 Show & Sale  April 9-10, 2016     

Ellen W. Hyers & Shirley Moramarco, Chairs 


"Birds of a Feather Quilt Together" April 5-6, 2014

 Ellen W. Hyers & Shirley Moramarco, Chairs


"Quilting From the Heart" - April 2012    

Laurie V. Schnitzer, Chair


"Plum Crazy Over Quilting" - April 2010

 Laurie V. Schnitzer, Chair


"Across The Generations" - April 2008

 Judy Richtmyer, Chair


"Grandmother's Flower Basket" - April 2006

 Linda Casserly, Liz Henne & Connie Miller, Chairs


"Serendipity" - April 2004

 Linda Casserly, Chair


"Old Fashioned Charm" - April 2002

 Eileen Koeck Stacey & Linda DeBree, Chairs


"A Quilt Odyssey" - March 2000

 Eileen Koeck Stacey & Pat Gardener, Chairs


"99 Years of Quilts, A 20th Century Retrospective" - March 1998

 Cathleen Y. Applegate & Eileen Koeck Stacey, Chairs


"Quilting At The Jersey Shore" - June 1996

 Beth O'Neil & Arlene Troiano, Chairs


"A Whirlwind of Quilts" - June 1994

 Dee Burrows & Carrie Kiefer, Chairs


"Fall Festival of Quilts" - November 1992

 Nancy Clark, Chair


"A Spring Fling II" - April 1990

 Lucille Clark, Chair


"A Spring Fling" - April 1988

 Nancy Clark & Lori Day, Chairs



Hurricane Sandy Quilts

The following quilts are representative of the 125 quilts donated by our guild to people who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Our members and friends are to be thanked and congratulated for their generous gift of time and loving stitches that graced every quilt below.  

2016 Show Pictures

Registration & Judging Starring

Sandra Dorrbecker, Judge

Ellen, Shirley, Susan H, Laurie, Pat, Susan S, Rita, Gloria

2015 Guild Luncheon


 Pearls of the Jersey Shore 30th Anniversary Celebration  
 Saturday, April 11, 2015 

The 2015 Challenge Quilt winners and participants are as follows:
1st Place - Gloria Squicciari - Sea Life
2nd Place - Paula Patri - Sunbonnet Sue & Sam at Black Tie Boogie Gala
3rd Place - Pat McCullough - Things to Enjoy at the Jersey Shore
Pamela Gallamore - Pearls Honey
Dona Spencer - Candles
Barbara Bendinsky - Spider Web
JoAnn McCoy - North Pole
Jane Schoonfield - Log Cabin Block w/ Beachplum Pins
Debbie Perks - Mickey Hot Air Baloon
Laurie Schnitzer - Dresden Flowers, Mini Quilts Clothesline & Guild Founder, Minabess Randolph Picture
Jackie Pearce - Sailboat
Connie Safran - Pirate Octopus

Preparing Your Quilt For A Long Arm Quilter

By Tammie Ruffle, 1601 Timber Run, Nashville, TN 37214,  (908) 421-1435


  • All seams are stitched securely-especially the outside perimeter.  When the quilt is loaded on the rollers of the long-arm, the fabric is stretched taut.  If you have not backstitched those outside seams, they may pull apart.  (Stay stitching around quilt 1/8" is a viable option)
  • Remove any selvages before piecing your back - they do not stretch and can cause puckers and may not lay flat.
  • Square your quilt top, but more importantly, square the back.  If you piece the back, make sure it is trimmed square.
  • Please press your seams, (front and back).  Press them as flat as you can.
  • For flat borders, measure your quilt center, and on the 2 outside edges where the borders will attach.  Take an average of the three and that is the border length.  This applies to both directions.
  • Trim all your loose threads.  You aren't going to like seeing dark thread tails behind your lighter color fabric.
  • Backing and batting must be 6-8" longer and 6-8" wider than the quilt top.  Quilters need that much extra to ensure that our grips to the sides of the quilts will distribute the tension evenly.  The grips will get in the way of the machine if there is not enough extra fabric for the back.  This can cause "wobbles" in the quilting if there is not enough back fabric.  
  • If you have pre-washed your fabric for the quilt top, you should pre-wash your fabric for the back to avoid any uneven shrinkage.
  • Bring each layer( top, batting, backing) separately, (do not baste them together).
  • If you have a directional quilt or back, please place a safety pin at the top if you have a preference.
  • Press your back.
  • Please embellish your quilt AFTER it has been quilted.

What To Consider Before the Consultation

  • Your Budget.  High end custom will cost you much more than an edge to edge design.
  • Possible designs you might like ( you will get some suggestions from the long-arm quilter)
  • Thread color - do you like contrast or do you like the thread to blend in?


2013 Beachplum Quilters of the Jersey Shore  www.beachplumquilters.org



Quilt Appraisals By Karen Dever


e-Mail:  njquiltappraisr@aol.com

mobile: (856) 816-6628

Is Grandma's quilt really priceless?  Or now that you have a winner's ribbon from the local quilt show, should you be concerned that someone might want to steal your quilt?  Would you want your quilts replaced if something does happen to them?  Perhaps it is time to consult a certified appraiser of quilted textiles!


Learning what a quilted textile is worth for insurance purposes or market value does not happen in the same manner as it does on a certain popular television show.  Getting a quilted textile appraised requires an examination of the item on the spot,and perhaps follow-up research.  If you  have ever wondered how much you should insure Granny's quilt for or what the replacement cost would be of your recent masterpiece, contact Ms. Dever to learn more about your quilted item.


Karen Dever, a certified appraiser with AQS (American Quilt Society) and a member of the Professional Association of Appraisers - Quilted Textiles (PAAQT), will be able to appraise quilts, to answer questions about quilt valuation, to give advice on quilt care, and to admire the hard work of quilters known and unknown.

Appraisals can be completed on new and old quilts, both traditional and non-traditional, and quilted garments.


To book an appointment, contact her e-mail.  She will be taking appointments for our next show.  Book her early because she usually is busy.


Raffle Quilt Pictures