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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

New activities for the guild


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BLOTTO is coming to the guild.   Each month a block pattern will be made available in this blog and in the newsletter.   For each participant who make a block and submits it to the drawing has a chance to win all the blocks submitted.   There is a three chance limit... you can make more blocks for the lottery if you choose but you can only have three chances to win.  Our goal is to have the winner be able to assemble and entire quilt from the blocks that they win.... so come gals let make some blocks.

( The block pattern for this month will be posted in a separate blog post) 

THEMES for BLOTTO 2017
AUGUST ... PATRIOTIC PINWHEELS 
SEPTEMBER ... APPLIQUE CARS
OCTOBER .... FRAMED I SPY  
NOVEMBER .... SPLIT NINE PATCH 


 CHARM SQUARES  ( 6.5 inch charms)
This is great way to get variety in your quilts 

Each month there will be a sign up list and then number of participants will be posted on the blog and in the newsletter.  ( ***  THERE ARE 11 SIGN UPS FOR AUGUST.) 

Quilt shop quality fabric only please.

6.5 inch charm square for each participant of three different fabrics that follow the theme for the month.


AUGUST  ... BLACKS , WHITE or mixed black and white.

September ... Novelty or "I" SPY fabrics

October .... Fall colors ... rust / gold / brown etc

November ... Christmas 

December .....Batiks



  DONATION BLOCK CHALLENGE 

OUR GOAL is to make quilts for SAFE HOUSE, Miracle quilts and our favorite guild charities .... Finished quilts are due by OCTOBER.  The sample quilts shown today had a 3 across by 4 blocks down setting with (2inch) sashing.  Blocks were 12 inch finished   SIZE:  approximately 40 inches width  x 54 inches length ( before borders are applied.)

We had a drawing for patterns at tonight's guild meeting  We are suppose to get together with the other guild members who drew the same pattern and make decisions about making the quilt blocks... color / themes of the fabric. Random draw helps sponsor new quilting buddies. 


3 block x 4 block with sashing and borders
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SECRET PAL ... 

Rules for secret pal will be made available in the August newsletter and blog.  There was a preliminary sign up  at tonight's guild meeting.   







cc: Anna





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