Hello Fellow Quilters, I’m Sandy M (SandyMac) and I will be providing inspiration to you over the next year as Convener of the Block of the Month program for our Guild.
Like Maureen, I will be providing 1 or 2, most likely 2, blocks per month (September to May) for you to create something beautiful, be it a full-size quilt, a table topper, table runner or wall hanging, whatever you desire.
I harken back to when my aunt belonged to a Guild in Toronto and what she learned from their program. It was designed to teach new techniques, to learn a new block or to relearn an old skill, it was a journey of discovery, a ‘What can I do with this block’? My Aunt made many a quilt for family and friends from just one block She would also use one or more blocks to make jackets (other articles of clothing) or even bags. So let inspiration take you wherever it may go.
Each month, after our guild meeting, I will email a pattern or 2, for you to be inspired by. I’m using a coordinated fat quarter bundle (about 10 pieces) and have set aside roughly 3 meters of a corresponding background. You can do whatever you want, I personally don’t do scrappy.
My source for the blocks is “Quiltmaker’s 1,000 Blocks” and I have received approval to provide you with copies of the blocks as the book/material is copywritten. So when you receive, via email, your block pattern, please do not share.
The cost of joining this years’ program will remain at $5. The funds will be used to provide a little quilt related prize every month.
To register/join the 2023-2024 Program, please register online and e-transfer your $5 to the Guild remembering to add a note that this is for the Block of the Month program. Or, I will have a sign up sheet at the September meeting and you can register there, where cash or a cheque payable to the Guild will be accepted.
Once you are registered, you will receive 2 block patterns a few days after the Guild meeting by email, (remember, do not share the block patterns as they are copywritten). The following month bring your completed blocks to the Guild meeting and enter your name into the draw.
I hope you enjoy the blocks that I have chosen.
NOTE: When paying by e-transfer, don't forget to put "Block of the Month" in the message, so the treasurer knows what the payment is for!