Our 2019 Block of the Month (BOM) will be the Sewcial Bee Sampler by Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell! Our January block is #1 Patience Corners. Please access the patterns from the below websites. In addition to the 9-12 selected blocks for the 2019 HMQG Block of the Month, you will also have access to all 25 of the original Sewcial Bee Sampler blocks, layout/coloring pages, and finishing instructions.
This is a free pattern, so please credit the designers when sharing your progress on social media. Feel free to use the hashtags: #HMQGsewcialbeesampler19 #sewcialbeesampler and tag @HoustonMQG @MaureenCracknell and @SharonHollandDesigns . We would all love to see your progress! Members who bring a completed quilt top to the January 2020 meeting will be eligible for a prize!
The 2019 EPP-along is Brimfield Blocks! Contact Sabrina Cook for you pattern, templates, and paper pieces. Members who bring a completed quilt top to the January 2020 meeting will be eligible for a prize!
Last but not least, at the February meeting we will be having a Block Raffle! You will get one entry in the raffle for each block you bring. The winner will take all of the blocks. If we have a very large participation we may split up the blocks into multiple winners, however, each winner should receive enough blocks to make a quilt top! For February we will be making the Simple Heart Block by Allison Harris
of Cluck Cluck Sew. Use whatever fabrics you like, we don't have any set colorways this month. Please use quilting cotton or a similar quality substrate. These blocks will measure 7 inches finished, so the blocks you bring to the meeting should be approx. 7.5" square. This pattern is scrap and pre-cut friendly, all pieces use 2.5" strips or smaller! The more blocks you make, the more the winner will get to take home! As always, make something you would like to receive. The pattern link is below.
If you only want to make one block instead of a whole quilt you’ll need: 2 print strips 2 1/2” x 4 1/2”, 2 background 2 1/2” squares, 4 background 1” squares, 2 background strips 2” x 4 1/2”, and 2 strips 2” x 7 1/2”.