Block of the Month Club

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Block of the Month: November 2019

Inspiration this month comes from the Quilts of Valor exhibit, and our guest designer is Morgan of Modernly Morgan. Her 'Americana Star' block puts a fun, fresh twist on a classic shape. Morgan is an Air Force wife and says, "I've taught at two elementary schools on two bases, known lots of families affected by everything…
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Block of the Month: October 2019

Happy October! This month our inspiration is taken from the CONTEMPORÂNEO – CONTEMPORARY exhibit which runs October 18, 2019 – January 28, 2020. Featuring quilts by Brazilian artists and members of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association (CQA), the exhibit gives viewers a chance to see these unique quilts side by side. Our guest designer is Silvia…
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Block of the Month: September 2019

Triangle Trifecta is inspired by the Corner Gallery exhibit "Tula Pink: Personally Tula." Designed by Jess Finn from Paper Pieces, the block is constructed with English Paper Piecing (EPP), the method used by Tula in her exhibited quilts. Jess says, "I firmly believe that EPP is popular to this day not only for its accuracy but also…
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Block of the Month: August 2019

"Spheres" is inspired by Danny Amazonas and his exhibit "Freehand Patchwork," which is on display through October 15, 2019. Danny’s use of color and value creates visual depth and movement in each quilt. This month’s Block of the Month pattern incorporates many of these elements so you can experiment with color, large-scale prints, and dimension.…
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