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Community Service  (co-chairs:  Connie Grimsley and Vinnie Tjhung)

Each month, we will be collecting blocks to be used to create community service quilts.  Blocks can be turned in at the monthly meeting.    We hope members can find time to make a block (or 2) each month!  

Month Description Block Sample Tutorial Link
January 2016 We will be collecting disappearing 9 patch blocks. 
Please use a cream background, and other fabrics of your choice.  Start with 3 ½ inch squares for your nine patch. Blocks should be 9 inch square. Use this tutorial for sewing and cutting instructions.

Dispearing 9

Disappearing Nine Patch
February
2016
We are collecting 9 patches with a white center and the other 8 squares will be in  the same color family.  Use 3 ½ inch squares.  
Blocks should be 9 ½ inch squares. 

9 patch

 

March
2016

This month we are collecting economy blocks(also known as square in a square). 
Please use kid friendly prints for the center block and bright kid friendly prints for the surrounding triangles. 
Trim blocks to 5 ½ inches. 

Sq in Sq

Square In A
Square
April
2016

This month we are collecting star blocks in red, white, and blue. 
Trim blocks to 10 ½ inch square. 
Use the tutorial at Cluck, Cluck, Sew. 

RWB Star Cluck Cluck
Sew
May
2016
Disappearing Nine Patch in batiks. Trim blocks to 12.5" Disappearing 4 Patch Disappearing 4 Patch

June
2015

Disappearing Nine Patch in black and white. Trim blocks to 12.5 Disappearing 4  Patch BlackWhite Disappearing 4 Patch
July/August
2016
6 inch finished heart block using batik fabrics July Heart
September
2016
6 inch finished Hourglass block in batik fabrics. Use chart on website to find cutting instructions for this size. Makes 2 blocks at once. August Hourglass
October
2016
8 inch finished block. Sew together four 2.5 inch by 8.5 inch strips. All four strips in blue and greens. October  
November
2016
9 inch finished shoofly block. Cutting chart is toward the bottom of the tutorial. Use a neutral background.  November Shoo Fly
December
2016
  Catch Up Month!! Make any block from the year    


Community Activities

The Museum Quilt Guilds maintains an active Community Service Outreach program.   We hold work days twice a year and members also donate quilts and items they have made themselves.   Currently we supply quilts and donations to the Brooklyn Street Migrant Children's Outreach Center, All Babies Cherished and the YWCA. 



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