Charity Quilts


May block swap

This is the fifth month of our six month block swap. You can read about the details of the swap by clicking on the Block Swap tab at the top of the page.

The two inspiration blocks for this month are:

photo by Lee of Freshly Pieced
Lee of Freshly Pieced has written a tutorial for the Minnesota block, you can find it here.

photo by Katie of Swim, Bike, Quilt

Katie of Swim, Bike, Quilt has written a tutorial for the Evening Star block, you can find it here.

All blocks must be 12.5 inches square and made with 100% cotton fabric. You can decide to follow one or both of the tutorials listed above or create your own block. Please make two blocks, one to swap with other guild members at the May meeting, and one to donate toward a future charity quilt.

The block that you bring to swap with fellow guild members may be made using any colors you choose. 

At the April monthly meeting we grouped some of our donation blocks in to three groups so that we can get started sewing them in to quilt tops.
We decided to create color palettes for the remaining donation blocks so that we will end up with more cohesive quilt tops.
Please make your donation blocks in one of two color palettes:
Mostly black and white with a small amount of an accent color of your choice.
Orange or yellow, or a combination of those two colors.

Also, feel free to make more than one donation block if you would like, donation blocks are always welcome!

Foundation for the Homeless is a local organization that we have chosen to donate some quilts to, other non-profit suggestions are welcome. You can email Jessica with ideas or questions at

We look forward to seeing the beautiful blocks that you come up!

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