Block of Month
Ugly Fabric Quilt Challenge
1. Bring one yard of your ugliest fabric and a pair of scissors
to January meeting. We will be cutting at the meeting.
2. Take the “Ugly Fabric” home – mull over it, study it, view it, etc.
and then design a quilt using the fabric.
3. Take a photo of the “Ugly Fabric” that went home with you.
4. It must be a quilt of three layers – top, batting, and backing
5. The “Ugly Fabric” must be recognizable – used on the front of the
6.You cannot cut one tiny piece and hide it somewhere! The “Ugly Fabric”
cannot be used as the backing.
7.You can add contrasting or complementary fabrics but these fabrics
cannot overpower the “Ugly Fabric.”
8. Embellishments are acceptable. You may piece, applique, embroider,
or paper piece – it is your project, use any method you wish.
9. The maximum size of the quilt is 24” by 24” or smaller.
These mini quilts will bestrongly recommended for mini quilt auction
in August at the quilt show.
The unveiling of the challenges will be at the May 21, 2019
Remember to have fun with this challenge….. Prizes will be given out!!
Ugly Fabric Quilt Challenge
Above is a sample of one person's " take home" fabric for quilt challenge
after the game was over.
#1: One yard of Ugly Fabric was brought by each member and distributed
during a game time at the January meeting which involved passing the fabric
brought, to others in the circle, and tearing it apart according to the
leader's directions and passing 1/2 along again to be "cut" in half again.
Each person ended up with 4 pieces of fabric of various sizes after all
passing and cutting was done.
Chair: Joyce Erwin
Baby Quilt Challenge
An alphabet panel is available to all guild members
interested in participating in the Baby Quilt Challenge.
The completed quilt top is all that is required
and volunteers will quilt the tops to then be donated.
Baby Quilt Challenge Rules:
1. All completed entries must be turned in no latertha n August 16,
2016. Joyce Erwin will be collecting the entries.
2. Completed entries turned in on or before August16 will be entered
into a drawing. There will be three names drawn.
a. Each person drawn will receive one of the following
i. Gift Certificate
for a weekend quilting retreat at WestforkRetreat,
a $250 value
ii. Gift card
valued at $50.00
gift basket. $50.00 value
3. Entry Requirements
a. All entries must incorporate the fabric given
to each participant at challenge start.
b. Entries may be no larger than 47” x 57”, no smaller
than 40” x 40”
c. Entries are quilt tops only
4. All entries become the property of BCQG to be used as donation quilts.
Direct any questions to Joyce Erwin
Mystery Blocks: Return completed block at December
The Special Project
for this year will involve a mystery block project. Once identified
and firmed up, members can pick up an instruction sheet at the special
projects table and when you bring back a completed block each month, your
card will be stamped. This will run for at least 4 months and possibly
up to 6.
Members will get to create
a wall hanging or small quilted project to show off later in the year.
We intend to bring back
the Secret Pal exchange in 2015. Happy Sewing!
The more you attend and participate in the guild, the more you gain.
Get your "Super Quilter card"
at the Special Projects table every meeting. Twana will initial your card
at every meeting you attend.
for participation in the guild in 2014.
There are 12 spaces on the card. If you do
nothing except attend all meetings of the year you will have one entry
to win a prize basket at our December 2014 meeting.
Every time you volunteer or participate in
guild activities you ask the guild committee member or Special Projects
to initial one of the spaces on your card.
After you fill up a card, sign it, turn it
in to Special Projects and start a new one.
Types of participation that are rewarded:
~Attend a Guild meeting
~Volunteer for quilt sitting
~Participate in Show and Tell
~Work on raffle quilt
~Volunteer at the Quilt Show
~Make a donation quilt (one square initialed for every
5 hours of work)
~Participate in monthly Special Projects (fat quarter
raffle, BOM, etc...)
~Attend a workshop
~Attend a board meeting
Judy Rose & Kathi Runyan, Special
If you participated in the
fat quarter exchange you have more time to complete block, blocks, a table
runner, whatever you want to enter using the fat quarters you exchanged.
The contest has been extended to
So, get to work on your entry and
bring it to the next meeting, September 17! Prizes will be awarded.
Judy Rose & Kathi Runyan
or Treat October
interested in joining this fun activitshould bring a Trick or Treat bag
with apartially made quilt or just a pattern and all the material that
goes with it to the October Guild meeting. Here are the rules:
Bring a bag with all the material and pattern
the quilt you are not going to finish
some reason (hate it or tired of working
Place it on table and take someone else’s
Either complete the quilt or make at
Bring back Quilt or bag with one block
in October 2014.
We will have “show and tell” of the
If you do not complete the quilt but
made at least one block you can exchange
for another Trick or Treat bag in
If you completed the quilt you may keep
or give it back to the person who
it to the October 2013 meeting.
have a lot of fun and see what happens
2014. This would be an activity we could
on for years.
April, May, June, & July,, the special Project will be "Fat Quarters"
you would like to participate and challenge yourself, bring a fat quarter,
any fat quarter from your stash, to the next guild meeting. Before you
leave, you will choose a different fat quarter from the ones gathered and
it will be up to you
use at least half of it in creating a block of your choice. The block can
be any size larger than 5 inches. We will solicit fat quarters from anyone
interested in participating in April, May, June and July. At the end of
the summer at the
Guild meeting you should bring your completed blocks for judging. You do
not have to make all four, participate as little or as much as you’d like.
If you do all 4 months, the blocks do not have to be an organized project,
they can be
separate blocks. At the
August September meeting members
will have the opportunity to view and vote on their favorites in a variety
of categories. Winners will be awarded recognition and prizes. You may
even have a mini quilt or project to submit to the Quilt Show for judging!
all of 2013, A Special Project will be "Secret Pals"
are starting a Secret Pal Project! Everyone who participates as a secret
pal, will fill out a Questionnaire (which will be made available at the
February guild meeting and on the next page of this newsletter). You will
be randomly matched with someone on the list. Each pal makes or purchases
small gifts for their pal each month based on answers from the questionnaire.
you know the person, all the better to make selections. More ideas can
be had by making yourself known to your pal (secretly) by speaking with
them or sitting by with them and getting to know some things about the
person's likes or dislikes. It is a good way to meet people you don't know
or get to know them better. You can also remember their birthday
or a special holiday with a theme gift.
for Secret Pals can be left at the "Special Projects Table" before guild
meetings and will be distributed. At the December guild meeting, we all
make something special for the person you are giving to as well as the
person who is giving to you and we reveal our Secret Pal at that time.
It is a lot of fun. Hope you will consider being a Secret Pal.
for some reason there is a need for a new pal during the current year,
let me know that you are interested in stepping in to fill a void.
will also be doing the Super Quilter cards this year. Be sure to pick up
your new card at the next meeting and start getting it filled in.
August, Sept, October: Mystery Quilt
July: Five "Nickel" Charm Squares Exchange
June: red, white, or blue fat quarter drawing
May: free pattern for Snap Bag plus ruler
April: Bright colored fat quarters drawing
February: Green fat Quarters drawing