Another project that the guild does on a regular basis is the “Block in a Box” exchange. Each participant chooses their fabrics and the block they want to make early in the year (typically January), then they make that block out of their fabrics. All the while keeping their choice of block secret from others. Once their block is made, they put their fabrics into a box and pass it to the next person in the lineup and receive a box of fabrics from the person before them in the lineup. Each month you pass and receive from the same person, but work on a different member’s fabrics, making your choice of block. Yes, for this project the block you choose to make should be one you’ll enjoy making multiple times during the year.
At the end of the year the boxes are all passed back to their original owners, and at the same meeting the blocks are distributed to their owners. You go home with blocks to make a sampler (or other style) quilt, all done in your fabrics by multiple guild members!
This year we had quite a collection of blocks, and as our project chairman said…..”the bar has been raised for next year on block choices”!
One of our service projects for 2013 was a Habitat for Humanity Tablerunner project. In this project, the table runners are made by guild members and donated to our local Habitat for Humanity. This is one of my favorite projects for the guild to participate in!
One of the guild charities this year was “My Sister’s House”, a women’s shelter here in Iredell County.
This is guild member Dolores Fobare presenting the quilts to Melissa Davis at My Sisters House:
A few pics from the quilt show that members have sent to me. I hope to add more as they are received.
First up, an arial view of the show from the balcony:
And a view of one of our service project tables. This one is from the Linus table:
One week after the quilt show, the guild celebrated the success of the show with an appreciation party for members during the guild meeting. This is the pic of the cake from that celebration!
Lake Norman Quilters Quilt Show
August 16, 17, 2013
9 AM to 5 PM
Talbert Recreation Center
210 Talbert Pointe Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117
Less than 2 miles from I-77 Exit 36 Near lots of shopping & restaurants!
200 plus quilts on display
Personal appearances by Featured artist Susan Brubaker Knapp
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Sail Into Quilting With Us!
On May 28th Patti and Cindy with Quilters Gallery, will do a lecture called “whole lotta quilts” and then on Saturday, June 1st they will do a workshop on “Embrace Your Curves” (see below) you can go to their website to learn more. This will be a fun and exciting workshop, so please sign up early. To register for this workshop email firstname.lastname@example.org
#1 – Embrace Your Curves
Skill level: Confident beginner or intermediate.
Everyone loves the look of curves in a quilt, but often it is a tech-nique that scares quilters. Workshop will cover Rainbow Curves, Wheel of Mystery and Winner’s Bouquet block. $6.00 kit w/ 3 blocks.