The National Quilt Museum's Block of the Month Club invites quilters of all skill levels to connect with other quilters while creating their own 12 block sampler inspired by fiber art exhibits and themes relating to the National Quilt Museum. Each month, participants will gain access to an exclusive pattern challenging quilters of all levels to experiment with new techniques and expand their horizons as a modern quilter.
Each block is designed by a unique artist, adding their own personal style to each pattern while still encompassing the theme of the exhibit which it represents. Notable artists for Round 2 include Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Danny Amazonas, Lise Belanger, and many more.
Participants are invited to join our Facebook Group. In this group, members may discuss quilting, share photos, ask for sewing tips, and more, all while creating variations of the same quilt alongside one another. After completing the 12 month cycle, participants will piece these blocks together and quilt them, resulting in a sampler representing a whole year's worth of quilting. Those who complete the challenge at the end of 12 months are eligible to receive a FREE limited edition quilt label courtesy of The National Quilt Museum!
Join our online community today by visiting https://www.facebook.com/groups/NQMBlockoftheMonth/ and clicking "join!"
Round 1 Archive: April 2018-March 2019 Patterns
Click through to see the archives of all twelve of the Round 1 patterns, a suggested quilt top assembly, and the Round 1 print-at-home labels.
April 2018 - Round 1 #1
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Block 1: English Paper PiecingApril 2018 Resources:
Frequently Asked Questions:
How can I join?
Click this link to the group on Facebook and click 'join'.
What if I don't have Facebook?
Each month, the pattern will be uploaded to the museum's website at https://quiltmuseum.org/blockofthemonth/
How much does it cost?
The Block of the Month club is free!
How does the group work?
Block patterns are released on the 1st of each month. Sharing your progress each month is a welcome source of inspiration to other members. Participants can discuss quilting, share photos, ask for sewing tips and more as long as the discussion is respectful and on-topic.
How much fabric do I need?
Since each block is designed by a different artist, fabric requirements will vary. You have the option to use as many or as few fabrics as you prefer, so the quilt can be scrappy, focused in a limited color palette, or use a color scheme that evolves from month to month. It’s your quilt so use whatever makes you happy!
When do I start?
You can join at any time. Round 2 started on April 1, 2019. New patterns are released on the first of each month at noon CST.
Who designs the patterns?
Each block is designed by a quilt artist such as Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Danny Amazonas, Lise Belanger, and more. Inspiration for each block comes from an exhibit at the museum.
How much experience do I need quilting?
The club welcomes quilters of all levels. Beginner quilters can reach out to other members with questions. Different blocks will likely introduce new techniques and expand the horizons of modern quilters.
What happens at the end?
Participants who complete a quilt at the end of 12 months are eligible to receive a FREE limited-edition quilt label courtesy of The National Quilt Museum!
Can I tell others?
Absolutely! Invite your friends to join the Facebook group, or share the patterns with friends who aren't online as they are released.