North Wind Quilters Guild
Block of the Month
Instructions for making each months block will be provided in the monthly newsletter. There will also be a demonstration/workshop on the morning of the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Each month you make two or more blocks. One block goes into the Block Of The Month drawing at the General Meeting and the other block is available to purchase the day of the drawing by the winner of the blocks. If the blocks are not purchased by the winner we save them to sell at the Quiltique at the Quilt Show.
We are also asking members who do participate with the BOM program to make another block or two to help out Community Service. There is no limit to the number of blocks you can make each month to donate to Community Service! Each and every block is much appreciated. As you know our Guild is all about Community Service.
Every few months there will be a patriotic block in either red, white and/or blue fabrics and the other months will be a block for a child or adult. Every month the BOM chairperson will specify if it is a Patriotic block or a block for a boy/girl or adult.
Any extra blocks that are turned in will be used to make "Quilt of Gratitude" quilts or other quilts to be distributed by our Community Service Chair.
For more information about the BOM program you may contact the Block of the Month Committe Chairperson: Susan Hogan. or Meta Bonnell.
Block of the Month for December 2018: Sticks and Stones
There is a video on You Tube under Missouri Star Quilt Tutorials/Sticks and Stones.
One group of sticks are cut out of 2 1/2" strips of browns, taupes, and grays. The other group is cut out of 2 1/2" strips of creams, beiges, light tans. The stones are cut from 2 1/2" strips of blackblack.
You can use either solids or prints.
1. Cut six 2 1/2" squares out of black
2. Out of the browns, taupes, and grays cut one each of the following 2 1/2" strip lengths
2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
4 1/2" x 2 1/2"
6 1/2" x 2 1/2"
8 1/2" x 2 1/2"
10 1/2" x 2 1/2"
3. Out of the creams, beiges and light tans cut another set the same as the browns
Row 1: join a black square to the left side of a 10 1/2" cream strip
Row 2: join the 2 1/2" brown square + black square + 8 1/2" cream strip
Row 3: join the 4 1/2" brown strip + black square + 6 1/2" cream strip
Rox 4: join the 6 1/2" brown strip + black square + 4 1/2" cream strip
Row 5: join the 8 1/2" brown strip + black square + 2 1/2" cream square
Row 6: join the 10 1/2" brown strip + back square
Join the rows together in the order you pieced them.
Block of the Month for January 2019: Sticks and Stones
Repeat the directions for December's block using blues and yellows sticks and white stones.