Saturday, July 21, 2007

Activities for Quilting Groups

We are trying to find activities and challenges for our members to work on between our meetings and then work on together at our meetings. We are not even sure of the search words to use to find any such challenges on the web. If you have any ideas please add them to the comments area in this post.

6 comments:

Ma & Pa said...

Our guild provides on the newsletter a simple pattern each month. Those that have time to make the block bring it to the meeting, and the person whose name is drawn, gets the blocks and puts them together for a charity quilt for the children at the hospital that we donate to in Springfield. If blocks were made ahead of time, it would speed the project, if you decide to make another quilt for charity.
Marion - Massachusetts

Ma & Pa said...

Perhaps if we ask everyone to bring a fat quarter of fabric with a black theme or background we could all share them to create a 'goth' style quilt. Another colour scheme could be chosen.

Ma & Pa said...

Row by Row Quilts
1. Each person in the group makes a row for a quilt then puts it in an unmarked paper bag.
2. Bags are then redistributed to members of the group randomly so that everyone gets a new row.
3. Everyone then adds another row to the row they get.
4. This continues until everyone has a finished quilt.

Maybe this could be done as rows of a block then sew the blocks together to make just one quilt.

Maybe the group could agree on a colour scheme or theme.

Maybe just leave it to chance.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps on the inaugural mystery quilt w/e we can also make the mystery bag. We could ask everyone to bring a piece of material (? fat ¼ or so) that represents them in some manner (eg. favourite colour, interest, profession etc) to contribute to making up a Rainbow Quilters patchwork (?squares?) mystery bag.
Leonie S

Anonymous said...

Members of the quilt guild I joined last January told me that one of the activities they shared concerned making a block of their choice. The catch was they were given a choice of five colors, and told to make a block using three of those colors. The blocks were then sewn into a quilt for charity.
If I understood correctly, everyone chose from their stash after being told the choice of colors given. The rainbow quilters might like to chose some colors from a rainbow!
Marion, USA

Ma & Pa said...

Marion
When you did your blocks, how did you make sure that everyone knew exactly what 'red' was meant? Or didn't it matter in the end anyway. That is why we came up with the piece of fabric rather than the colour choice. That way everyone had the exact shade of 'red' that was meant. Do you have any pics of the quilt your group made?
Betty.