Welcome to Block Party!
Block party is one of the staples of the Capital Quilters Guild. Every month there is a block for you to make and return the following month. At the meeting there is a sample of the block, directions, and usually a swatch of one or more of the fabrics to be used to complete the block. Participants take a copy of the directions (or you can take a photo of them to conserve paper or find them on Facebook, in the newsletter, or on the website page), swatch(es) of the focus fabric, and sign up to make the block, which is then returned at the next monthly meeting. All participants who return the block the next month are entered into a drawing for the returned blocks. The winner can then complete a quilt using the blocks they win. Many of these quilts are submitted to our comfort quilt program, although this is not a requirement.
The 2021-22 theme for Block Party is a monthly sampler; each month the block relates to the month, such as a fall leaf in October. All blocks throughout the year will finish to 12 inches. In addition to making the targeted block to submit for the drawing, you are encouraged to make yourself a block (using your own fabrics) each month so that by the end of June you will have twelve 12 inch blocks, enough to make yourself a fun sampler quilt. If you do make all the blocks and put a top together, bring the top in for show and tell in July for a drawing. In addition, there will be a drawing in June for the person who made the most blocks during the year.
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