This January we are starting a six month block swap!
Any member of our quilt guild is welcome to participate and we have
some block suggestions to help inspire the beginner quilters.
Each month we will show two new block examples at the monthly meeting.
Each participant will take time that month to make two blocks, either
following the tutorials of the inspiration blocks, or creating a
different block of their choice.
Our inspiration blocks will be coming from the beautiful Summer Sampler Series hosted by Katie of Swim, Bike, Quilt, Faith of Fresh Lemon Quilts, and Lee of Freshly Pieced.
Participants of the block swap will bring the two finished blocks to
the next monthly meeting; one block will be turned in to organizers to
be included in a future donation quilt, and the other block will be
swapped with another guild member.
When we reach the last month of the block swap, July, you will have
contributed six blocks to donation quilts, and you will have six blocks
made by fellow modern quilters. Use those blocks to make pillow
covers, a table runner, a lap quilt, a donation quilt, anything you can
come up with.
We are also asking that as a block swap participant you contribute your
crafty talents in some way to help complete the donation quilts that
will be made from each member's six donation blocks. You can spend some
time piecing a quilt top, donate some batting, cut and piece binding
strips together, quilt on the long arm or on your sewing machine, or
sew the binding onto a quilt.
We look forward to seeing what blocks you come up with in this exciting AMQG block swap!