Happy 35th Anniversary
Brownstone Quilters Guild
Jade 1st Place
By Mari Garcia
Coral 2nd Place
By Berneice Pak
In the fall of 1983, two groups of interested quilters attended day or evening meetings to share their love of quilting. In a few short months, those groups named themselves the Brownstone Quilters Guild, and one of the members, Pat Smythe, designed a logo depicting the brownstone homes so typical of this area. By June of 1984 the Brownstone Quilters had adopted bylaws and were on the way to incorporation. In the ensuing years, Brownstone grew into a vibrant organization, successfully fulfilling its mission:
“to enable the sharing of information and expertise about quilting amongst its members and the community; to educate its members and the community through workshops, lectures, discussions and shows; to further interest in quilting in the community; to exhibit to the community quilting’s place in and contribution to the culture and history of New Jersey.”
September 2018 marked our 35th anniversary, honoring the founding of our beloved Guild and celebrating all of the members, past and present, who have contributed their time and talents throughout Brownstone’s history to bring talented teachers for lectures and workshops, to organize our service projects which contribute so much to the community, to mount our biennial quilt show, and to keep the guild running by serving on committees.
Our Anniversary Challenge Quilts The traditional gifts for a 35th Anniversary are Coral and Jade.
There were 35 entries in our Anniversary Challenge, which was to make a 20" square quilt in either jade and white or coral and white and containing the number 35.
Coral 1st Place
By Marianne Loughlin
Jade 2nd Place
By Pauline Wilson
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!
PO Box 228, Waldwick NJ 07463
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