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Speakers & Workshops for 2018-2019


Rayna Gillman

Oct. 15-16, 2018

Rayna Gillman

Eleanor Levie

Nov. 12-13, 2018

Eleanor Levie


Workshop Topic: Modern Quilts from Old Blocks.

Leftovers you don't know what to do with? Traditional blocks from another era? Experiments that didn't work? Get them out of hiding and go Modern!

Lecture Topic: Rayna is a former member and President of GSQG. Check out her website and  her book Create your own Improv Quilts. She will challenge us to think that everything old is new again.

Workshop information and supply List: Click here!

Workshop location: Sew Jersey

Rayna gillman Workshop


Workshop Topic: Weaving a Quilt

NO SEWING MACHINES needed, only a spirit of adventure! In this playful workshop, you’ll create artful weavings of fabric strips and ribbons, audition sequences and arrange blocks in a row to make a Skinny quilt/table runner, wall hanging, album cover, pillow top, or project of any size. Along the way, I'll help you develop a sense of design and composition, value and color, movement and shape, balance and rhythm to kick your artistry up several notches. I'll share lots of materials and tips on quick and easy ways to sandwich, quilt, and finish the edges of your tapestry after you get home.

Lecture Topic: Rock Your Quilting-A Trunk ShowWowza! Look what you can make!  Elly’s trunk show features lots and lots of quilts and quilted accessories, showcasing a dozen different and unconventional ways to inject originality and unique style into YOUR quilting. From designing new blocks, to adding unusual materials, techniques, and embellishments, to personalizing gifts with names or monograms, you'll discover how to put your own personal stamp on everything you do. 

Workshop information and supply List:  Click here!

Workshop location: Sew Jersey


Melanie Tuazon

Mar. 11-12, 2019

Melanie Tuazon

April 8, 2019

Pat Yamin


Workshop Topic: Fingerprint Curves.

Students will learn how to make improv curves and experiment with layering them to make more complicated and interesting effects. The results of this technique are completely different every time, and no two projects are the same.

Lecture Topic: Things Planned and Unplanned

Melanie has just won second place in the improvisation category at Quilt Con in California. It is an enormous honor as the improvisation category usually gets the largest amount of entries.


Lecture Topic: Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles and Quilts

We will have a close-up look at her collections of 1800's quilts and how they inspired today's quilters to use their fabric scrap. She will be driving to us from Brooklyn NY so she will be bringing a huge trunk show. Make sure you don’t miss it.


Workshop information and supply list: TBA

Workshop location: No Workshop

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Workshop location: Sew Jersey



Melanie Tuazon

May 13-14, 2019

Ginger Scott

Website: n/a

Workshop Topic: Collage Quilts

Lecture Topic: Come to hear our own great quilter and member. She will share with us Quilt Collage techniques and we will make a quilt collage using some of the techniques of Sue Carlson and Linda Heine. Picture shows detail of a Linda Heine collage quilt.

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Workshop location: Sew Jersey​



Key Information for our Featured Speaker Workshops


Location for workshops:

Sew Jersey

136 Rt. 10

East Hanover, NJ  07936

Click here for directions.


Registration Form: Workshop Registration Form


All workshops begin at 10:00 AM. Please be on time.

You will need to provide your own lunch and beverages. You may BYO, There are many options for lunch within a short drive or walking distance.


Please dress comfortably in layers as necessary.


Bring any/all items listed on instructor’s supply list and any item/tool necessary for comfort to have a successful workshop.


Workshops are $60 for all participants.

Registration fees for all workshop participants are due at sign up. You may sign up at the program committee table at any regular meeting or via U.S. mail. Please print the registration form or obtain copies at any regular meeting.


Please Note: Payment in full is due at time of registration.


CANCELLATION POLICY : You will be refunded if you cancel 21 days or more before each workshop
or if there is a waiting list. If there is not a waiting list your money is forfeited unless you can find your
own replacement.


Emergency Cancellations: If a class must be canceled due to weather, we will contact you as soon as that decision has been made.


Email if you have questions or need further information.

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