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.

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.The

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 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 Bock 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.We have our work cut out for us!


Raffle Quilt

This is usually a queen size quilt, handmade by Guild members. 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.


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.  

Quilts in Full Bloom 2020 Quilt Show & Sale

Saturday, April 18, 2020 10 - 5 pm

Sunday, April 19, 2020  11 - 4 pm

Admission $8.00


Toms River Elks Lodge #1875,

600 Washington St,

Toms River, NJ 08753

Free Parking / Handicap Accessible Ramp

Cafe Open for Lunch at Nominal Prices


Queen Size Raffle Quilt -  

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

NQACJ Judged, 100+ Member Quilts, Appraiser, Vendors, Demos, Country Store

Raffle Baskets, Door Prizes, Surprises!

Contact: beachplumquiltmakers@gmail.com


Directions to Quilt Show at

Toms River Elks Lodge # 1875

600 Washington Street at Clifton Ave.

Toms River, NJ 08753

For overnight guests:  Days Hotel, 290 Route 37, East, Toms River, NJ 08753 732-244-4000



Directions:  Garden State Parkway Exit #82, go East on Route 37 to 3rd light, turn right onto Clifton Ave.  Go approx 1/2 mile to end, Elks is on the left before the traffic light.

732-349-9660 (use for show hours only, this is the bar phone) 



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....


The Sampler Newsletter

Published 10 months each year, September through June   

E-mail newsworthy articles to the Editor, Marcia Guza, 

marcia_guza@yahoo.com

Deadline for the next newsletter is January 4, 2020 


If you have trouble viewing our newsletters, try to download the latest Adobe Reader version from the free site: Adobe.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

2019-2020 Meeting Dates

All Programs Subject to Change Due to Weather      

Info:  Laurie S.


Underlined Dates denote a Guild Meeting

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

     Meeting starts @ 6:30 PM, Presbyterian Church of Toms River,

1070 Hooper Ave. Toms River, NJ

Starting in January, 2020, there is a new Location for Workshops -

Door opens at 9:30 AM  Starts @ 10AM

Green Island Community Association Club House, 100 Green Island Rd, Toms River, NJ 08753 


Sunday,Sept. 8, 2019 - 9 AM - 4 PM  

Beach Plum Festival www.friendsofibsp.org

   

Thurs-Fri, Sept. 12-13, 2019 - 2 Day Judges Seminar - Sandra Dorrbecker - Limited to 12 participants  T.R Elks Lodge #1875    9 AM - 6 PM   $190.00 Fee due by August 12th.  Kit Fee $20 due at Lecture      Sponsored by Beachplum Quilters of the JerseyShore   Info: lvschnitzer@comcast.net  


Sept 20, 2019 -  Jersey Mikes Subs Party, Big Show N Tell, Best B.O.M. Viewer's Choice Award, Bring in Boxes for Country Store Sales, Bring in Mini Quilt Auction Items


Oct, 12, 2019, 10-4 PM - Jersey Shore Makerfest at Pine Belt Arena, HSN, TR, NJ  www.jerseyshoremakerfest.org


Oct 18 - Quilt Essentials - Hanging Sleeve, Binding, Labels Lecture

Oct 19 - Erin Underwood Workshop 10 AM - 4 PM  P.C.T.R.-CANCELLED


Nov 15 - Make 'N Take( Patterns are in Free Pattern section) with Marcia and Nancy, 2020 Quilt Show Discussion

Nov 16, 2019  10- 4 PM-Sit N Sew Charity Quilts    P.C.T.R. - CANCELLED 

Nov 23, 2019 -11 am - 4 PM - Sit N Sew Charity Quilts at NEW Location - Crafty Fabrics Quilt Shop, 750 Mantoloking Rd, Brick, 732-920-6220  There are 6 sewing machines and room for about 4 others to sew with your own machine.

Come by to pick up donated fabric to make into a charity quilt at home if you can....


Dec 20 - Holiday Pot Luck Dinner, Show N Tell your Make N Take....

Jan 17, 2020 - Everyone's favorite Game - Quilto  Must Bring Fat Quarter to Play. Coins or Buttons, too.

Jan 18 - Sit N Sew Charity Quilts at NEW Location - Green Island Community Association Club House, 100 Green Island Rd, in Silverton, 9:30 am - 4 pm  - Sign Up/RSVP to:   Laurie S. by phone or E-mail.

Feb 21 - Debbie Kalenty, Guest Speaker- V Block and Studio 180 products

Feb 22 - 9:30AM-4PM - Workshop, V-Block "Galaxy" at NEW Location - Green Island Community Assoc. Club House - see above address


Mar 20 - Trunk Show - new member, Dianne Werner.    Determine Slate for our next President/Board

Apr - No Meeting


Apr 15, 16, 17, - Registration/ Take-In, Judging, Set-Up

April 18 -19, 2020 - QUILT SHOW & Sale   "Quilts in Full Bloom" - Elks Lodge #1875 - Toms River, NJ 08753


May 15 - Rachel Derstine Modern Quilt Lecture & Workshop- Vote for our next President/ Board members

May 16 - Rachel's Workshop, "Couching With a Zig Zag Twist"  9:30 AM - 4 PM, at NEW Location - Green Island Community Association Club House        Rachel's website -  https://rachelderstinedesigns.com/


June 19 - Pot Luck End of Year Supper, Member Photo, Installation of our New Board Members, UFO Challenge VIEWER'S CHOICE Award                


Have A Good Summer!

Sept 18,2020 - Big Show N Tell

Oct 16 - Jody Beck Lecture & Workshop   https://www.jodysjemsquilting.com 

Oct17 - Jody's Workshop

Nov 20 - TBA

Dec 18 - Holiday Pot Luck Dinner

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 

Raffle Tickets can be purchased from any guild member.

Announcements 


Food Bank Donations are accepted at each Meeting. 

Please be generous.  Bag your donation securely.

We always accept feminine hygiene products.



Beachplum Quilters Next Quilt Show:

Saturday April 18, 2020

Sunday, April 19, 2020



AQS QUILT WEEK

Daytona Beach, FL 

February 26-29, 2020

www.quiltweek.com

www.americanquilter.com



The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey

Edison, NJ

November 18-21, 2020

www.quiltfest.com



Mid Atlantic Quilt Guild Networ


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.

Next MAQGNet Meeting:

Saturday, March, 2020

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

Saturday, October ?, 2020    10 AM  -  4 PM

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: 

November 23, 2019 11 AM - 4 PM at Crafty Fabrics,  732-920-6220

750 Mantoloking Rd, Brick, NJ 08723 Brick, NJ 08723

January 18, 2020  9:30 AM - 4 PM at Green Island Community Association Club House,

100 Green Island Rd, Toms River, NJ 08753

INFO: Laurie S.- 732-691-3391 Leave text message or voice mail


Quilts for Kids Charitable Organization

494 Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills, PA 19030

1-215-295-5484

www.quiltsforkids.org/patterns
















Block of the Month

2019-2020 Chairs:

Marcia G.  and Dixie M.

Instructions and patterns.  Feedback appreciated.

We can update files with corrections, as needed.

Accuracy

Color Pictures of all Months 2019-20

September 2019

October 2019

November 2019

December 2019

January 2020

February 2020

March 2020

April 2020

May 2020

June 2020

2020 UFO Challenge Rules



Fill out the PDF page with as many projects as you like

Work on your projects as time permits

BUT - Finish one project ( it can be a current workshop project or it can be a top only) and 

bring it to the June 2020 Meeting,

We will have a Display of these projects with One Viewers Choice Prize awarded

Maximum Size limit - 75" per side,  Any shape is allowed including three dimensional

Good Luck!

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.co



FAVORITE QUILT WEBSITES:

www.fabric.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.quilterscache.co

www.allpeoplequilt.com

www.allpeoplequilt.com/millionpillowcases/freepatterns

www.allpeoplequilt.com/showmehowbaby


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

www.shabbyfabrics.com online quilt store in Idaho

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.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



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,  Mouse Creek Quilts, 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  



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.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



NEW WEBSITES:

www.quiltingmomma.com  1-910-493-3762     

New Online Quilting Supply Store- Fayetteville, NC  
 
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

This year National Quilting Day is March 21, 2020



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:
www.nqaquilts.org






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

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

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

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.


 OUR NEXT SHOW:  April 18-19, 2020 "Quilts in Full Bloom"  Kathleen Cox, Ellen Hyers, Chairs


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, April 18, 2020.  Book her early because she usually is busy.


Raffle Quilt Pictures