Welcome to the Brownstone Quilters Guild! We hope that this website gives you a taste of the kinds of activities our group offers in the Northern NJ and Southern NY area. We welcome visitors and new members at any time of year! You can be a novice interested in starting or a seasoned quilter. We welcome everyone!
All in-person meetings are cancelled until further notice. Meetings and workshops will be held using Zoom. Check our calendar for upcoming events.
For details of Lectures and Workshops scroll down.
Dues for the 2020-2021 year have been reduced to $20. Press membership for more information.
Members Teaching Members Stitches in Time: Quilts, 1800-1976A Webinar with Peggy Norris, chair of the Bergen County Quilt and Coverlet Show.
American quilts have decorated our beds and kept us warm for two centuries. Peggy explores the great variety of quilts from 1800 to 1976, with a special look at quilts made in Bergen County. Quilts tell stories about women, their families, and their communities. A bonus will be if one or more of our members want to share a technique of theirs -- but we are all getting used to zoom -- so we shall see!
Hailing from Massachusetts
Flying Colors Trunk Show
Timna is known for making fun, colorful, award-winning quilts. Join her for a trunk show of her quilting journey. She talks about her design and color choices, as well as the personal stories behind the quilts.
Teresa Duryea Wong
Tuning in from Texas
Japans Quilt History: The Story of an American Import
The three-layered quilt was imported from America to Japan. It was quickly adopted and adapted to become a favorite pastime for an estimated three million quilters in Japan today. By the 1990s, Japanese quilt makers were world renowned for their traditional had-pieced and hand-quilted quilts. As part of the fascinating journey of Japan from quilt importer to quilt trailblazer, Teresa will take us inside the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival, the largest attended quilt event in the world!
Michelle Tade Banton
Another neighbor from Massachusetts
Looking Great, Dresden Plate
Did you know that the Dresden Plate block pattern is 100 years old? She looks pretty good for a mature woman. In this presentation, I go over the history of Dresden's and other patterns that became popular about the same time. Even back then, there was controversy in the quilting world on a national level. We will see how things have changed and how they are still very similar.
Patching in all the way from Australia
Traveling Textile Inspirations
In this one-hour presentation, you will travel with Lisa all over the world and see how she has been inspired to create beautiful textile art.
Lectures are open to members only. To become a Guild member look for Membership button above.
Kitchen Sink Quilting: the ART of Making Do Virtual Workshop with Maria Shell in two sessions Friday October 9, 1-4 PM, AND Saturday October 10, 2020, 1-4 PM Open Now to non-member registration
Back-Basting Applique Virtual Workshop with Barbara Eikmeier Friday November 13 and Saturday November 14, time TBA non-member registration opens Oct 2
Re-Purposing Denim Into a Table-Runner Workshop Virtual Workshop with Sandra Johnson Friday Dec 11 and Saturday December 12, afternoon time TBA Non-member registration opens Oct 30