(This page was last updated October 30, 2023.)
The workshop fee is $65. Non-members pay $70 except as noted.
If paying by mail, checks should be sent to the guild at
Garden State Quilters
P.O. Box 424
Chatham NJ 07928
Speakers & Workshops for 2023-2024
September 11, 2022
Starting the New Year
Welcome Back Meeting & Super Show & Tell
October 9, 2023
Sue Fox Mitrano
Lecture Only: The Magic of Shibori Dyeing
November 13 & 14, 2023
Lecture: Sensational Solid Quilts
A powerpoint presentation exploring the origins of solid quilt design and what might have inspired them. I will guide you on a visual journey of color exploration and appreciation. I share sensational quilts made with solid fabrics from early quiltmaking in america through the modern quilt movement of today.
Workshop[ (New for 2023) : Small Solid Study
November 14 at Grace Episcopal church 9:30AM-3:30PM
This new Modern workshop is a great introduction into making quilts with solids. Students will supply inspiration photos, use a quilt block or work in the abstract. I will guide them on how to use color and composition to make a small quilt or the start of a larger project.
Full Day Workshop - Class limit 20
December 11, 2023
Charity Sit & Sew
We’re kicking off the Season of Giving with some giving of our own when Sunshine hosts our annual charity sewing project.
January 8, 2024
New Year’s Celebration
Join us for an evening of fun as we celebrate one more year of creating together!
February 12 & 13, 2024
Member's Highlight: Members Teaching Members
Monday, March 11 and Saturday, March 16, 2024
Zoom Lecture/Trunk Show: Diamonds are a Quilter's Best Friend
Krista tells her story, how she started very young and went on to design her own quilts and patterns. She typically works in design concepts and color theory while showing different quilts. She loves to do Q&A if there’s time! It's always a crowd-pleaser. About one hour, plus Q & A.
Zoom Workshop: The Entangled Sky
The Entangled Sky quilt is made entirely out of 2½” strips and is deceptively easy to assemble. All the magic happens with three shades of each color, in light, medium, and dark. Constructed essentially from two different blocks, get a 3D effect by arranging the A and B blocks to meet each other. Achieve a complicated architectural look without all the fussy piecing. Finished size 55” x 74”
Creative Grids 8.5" non-slip 60 degree diamond ruler by Krista Moser
April 8 & 9, 2024
April 8 Lecture
Josephine Dakers-Brathwaite, a fiber artist and quilter. As a young adult Josephine spent a lot of time sewing for herself and family members. As a descendent of quilters and tailors – including her mother, paternal and maternal grandmothers, Josephine has always been surrounded by this artistry. Her love of stitching was further cemented when as a teen, her father attempted to teach her how to sew without a commercial pattern. It was a surprise to no one when she decided to pursue fashion professionally while in college.
In 2004, fueled with a yearning for more creativity, Josephine decided to try her hand at quilting. Her natural ability for needlework led to a new pastime and an increased love for experimenting with a mixture of color and pattern. This multi-media artist likes to combine different techniques including quilting, beading, embroidery, and most recently developed a love for knitting.
In the last few years, Josephine has embarked on yet another creative journey and developed a deep passion for felting, and nuno felting which combines fiber with silk or other open weave natural fabrics to produce lightweight, lovely works of art that can be worn or used as an accessory. Armed with years in the fashion industry and her endless creativity, Josephine continues to produce beautiful and colorful works of art under “Josie’s Colourful Journey”.
Workshop: April 9, 10AM-3:30PM
Learning felting with Josie at Sew Jersey
We will be making a fashion accessory with Josie. Type to be determined.
May 13, 2024
June 10, 2024
Strawberry Supper End of Year Celebration
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