Monthly Project, Block or Challenge Info

2023 UFO Challenge

2023 brings us a new challenge which is also a guild fundraiser. Rene presented this fun idea to the guild and it’s looking to be a great year for finishing our UFO’s.

Guild members were asked to turn in a UFO list (up to 5 quilts, maximum two lists) by the January meeting. Each UFO listed comes with a fee of $2 per to play (maximum $10). Every two months Rene will pull a number and whatever quilt you have in that spot, you have two months to complete (quilted and bound, labels not necssary).

If you don’t complete your quilt in the time frame given, then you will be assessed a fee payable to the guild (through Rene the co-ordinator) dependent on the size of the quilt you listed.

January’s number chosen is #2. So get to work and let’s get those #2 quilts done.

2022 New Plans!

In 2022 we will be doing a monthly block exchange. Each month Kim T will be presenting a block to the guild. Members may choose to participate by making the block. All blocks made will be entered into a drawing for one member to win!

February’s block is “Brown Eyed Susan from Wendy Russell’s website. We will be making the 15” FINISHED block using a dark for the center, green for the leaves and any flower color you prefer.

January’s block is “Bright Morning Star” from Wendy Russell’s website. We will be making the 12″ FINISHED block. That means your block for the exchange will measure as 12-1/2″ when made.

2021 Round Robin –

As a round robin is basically a border quilt around a central block, I thought I’d share some books that I’ve found helpful over the years. All these books focus on borders, which is what we’ll be adding every month (unless you get really creative!) These are all from my personal library, and I’m hoping they’re all in print still.

Borders– The Basics and Beyond by Jill Reber

Borders and Finishing Touches by Bonnie K Browning

Borders and Finishing Touches 2 by Bonnie K Browning

The Border Workbook by Janet Kime

Perfectly Pieced Borders by Cindy Williams

Beautiful Borders, Backings, and Bindings by Jill Reber and Margaret Sindelar

60 Pieced Borders—Mix and Match by Judy Lacquidara

Clues Will be Released Monthly

The June Border is Flying Geese

The July Border is Squares

The August Row Is Pinwheels