Sunday, December 22, 2013

Block of the Month Programs

Our most attended classes are based on block of the month programs.  Each program is designed to happen over a set number of months: 8, 12 or 16 months usually. 

Some programs are a specific quilt done in specific fabrics.  The cost of the quilt is spread over the number of months evenly so you don't have to invest all the fabric at once.  Each month you receive the pattern for that part, the fabric to make it and often a class to teach you a skill.  At the end, your receive all the fabric for borders and binding but it has been paid for over the months of the program. 

Some programs are for a specific quilt but you can choose your own fabric and make it in your style.  You invest in the fabric up front but over the course of the program you learn tricks and tips for improving your quilting skills. 

For the coming year we have a couple of programs.  One is already spoken for so we can go on to the others.

'Words To Live By' by Primitive Gatherings and Moda.  The quilt features wool applique with pieced border.  It is in Primitive Gatherings colours and uses fabrics from previous fabric lines.  I found this description on the Primitive Gatherings website. 

  The quilt finishes 86"x86" and will include...12-wool applique blocks, one center applique  block, 4 border applique blocks, all the setting and border triangles, inner border and binding. The blocks each will have an inked word, flowers etc. All will be done on a cotton background with wool applique. The 12 wool blocks are12inches and the center block is 24" This will run 14 months.

I am waiting for more information but am really looking forward to the wool applique.

'Designer Showcase' Block of the Month program for beginners

This is a 16 month program. We will help you choose the colours that suit your taste and décor.  Here is their description

Designer Showcase Sampler is here! Sixteen talented designers created an original 12” quilt block that showcases their special talents. Read a little about each designer as you follow the directions to complete the blocks. Quilting techniques range from Flying Geese and Half-Square and Quarter-Square triangles, to Pinwheels, Log Cabin construction and more. Finishing at approximately 75” square when sashing and cornerstones are added, The Designer Showcase Sampler is a unique quilt that is sure to please!

Watch for details or drop in and ask for more information. 

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