Thursday, July 31, 2014

Block of the Month

San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild (SAMQG) has a very active Block of the Month program.  Our BOM Chair person is doing an outstanding job with the program.  Check out some of these recent Blocks of the Month:

Fun.  Modern. Grey.  (below)
I think everyone wanted to win the blocks below.  It was such a simple design, we had members making 10-15 just in hopes of winning the pile.

And for the purple 9-patch, the winner finished up the quilt by adding in her own additional blocks, quilting it and finishing it by the next month.  WOWSA.

What is a Block of the Month?

Some guilds also call this "Lotto Blocks".

Our group runs the Block of the Month by showing the next month's BOM block at the meeting.  The block of the month chair/designers posts the pattern in a pdf document on our Facebook page and then we offer a pattern in the newsletter, which goes out about a week before the meeting.  

Members can make as many blocks as they want.  For each block made, the member is entered in the drawing.  We take all the actual blocks, drop them in a bag and pull out a single winner.  Members generally recognize the fabrics they used, so there's no need to pin your name to the block.

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