Coral 1st Place

By Marianne Loughlin

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.”
 This September, we will mark 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.

​​ October  11     We will have a unique presentation at our general meeting. Mickey Krueger, from Baum Textile Mills in Jersey City which produces Anthology Fabrics, will present a slide/talk titled  Anthology: A Pictorial Journey from Indonesia About Batiks Production. We have all undoubtedly wondered how these beloved fabrics actually get conceived and made, so this should be an interesting evening!  There will also be some fabric pieces available for purchase. paragraph here.                                                                                                                          Members Only

Sew Day is Saturday September 22, October 2, November 6,  9:30-3:30, at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Ramsey. A day of fellowship and sewing. There are opportunities for demonstrations and to work on service quilts. $5

Jade 2nd Place

By Pauline Wilson

Workshop—November 9  CHARMED I’M SURE—Donna LynnThomas

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.

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! 


Miniature quilts draw us in to take a look—they charm us with their petite size. Block size for this 11 1/4" square piece is 1 7/8"! Don’t be intimidated by the size—it only takes a little tweaking of skills to master the world of the tiny. Let Donna show you just how much fun and how addictive these little treasures can be. Intermediate skill level.  Basic rotary cutting and machine piecing skills required.                                         Members Only

                 PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS 2018-2019

                                                                                                                                                  Here is a sneak peak at our lineup of speakers and other programs for next year. Lecture and workshop topics have not been firmed up yet, but you can look at each speaker’s website to see what her area of expertise is.

Happy 35th Anniversary 

Brownstone Quilters Guild

Jade 1st Place

By Mari Garcia

Coral 2nd Place

By Berneice Pak

Workshop—October13   LOLLIPOP GARDEN—Barb Vedder

November 8—The guild will welcome Donna Lynn Thomas from Kansas City, author of a number of quilting books including Teeny-Tiny Quilts and the Anniversary Sampler Quilt, who will present her talk Remember When. Commemorating life events with quilts is something we all do, and Donna will recount the stories and memories that have inspired the quilts in her trunk show.  Members Only

A fun workshop that teaches quilters how to make perfect circles. This is a sewing machine class where students will learn the technique of finished edge machine applique. I will teach an easy method for making stems and tips for making a scrappy string border. This class is great for all skill levels.
Members Only