The Quilting Season
Block of the Month
(also called BOM)
A block of the month allows you to work on a quilt with a
bunch of other ladies who are all doing the same project at
the same time.
Does that sound like fun? Read on!
Each month, you'll receive a kit containing all the fabrics
and the pattern you'll need to make that month's block.
Read on to learn about our current blocks-of-the month.
If you can't make it in to our shop, we can always mail the
kits to you. Phone 734.429.2900.
Above: Wild Women - Wild About Rights in red, tan/cream, & blue.
Women of Courage, designed by Denise Lipscomb &
finishing at 98" x 98", features the Women of Courage
collection by Nancy Gere for Windham Fabrics.
Below are past blocks-of-the-month in the same series:
Currently ongoing in our
Civil War Melodies started March 16th,
right after the Women of Courage meeting,
Cost: $26.95/month with no other fees.
Quilt size: 90" x 90".
Wild Women BOM: correction for Block #7
Under the cutting instructions, the last item should read:
"From stripe fabric cut (8) 3 1/4" squares. Cut each square
diagonally in half twice". If you have already cut this & need
more fabric we'll give you a piece on Saturday, January 5th
or Wednesday, January 9th.
Note: if you picked up your fabrics for the center appliqué,
be sure to check the background piece. We have discovered
that some of these pieces are flawed with what looks like a
A Year to Crow About is perfect for
the confident beginner & intermediate
quilter & all others who think that
crows are fascinating birds.
Seven months, start to finish, makes this the
perfect opportunity to learn new blocks, perfect
your skills, & meet other quilters.
The 69" x 86" quilt uses a random style setting for
an overall scrappy look that is perfect for the style of
the fabrics. This is a 7 month program with patterns
for 2 blocks presented in each of 6 pattern sets. The
7th pattern includes instructions for the scrappy-
pieced border & finishing information.
$29.95/month - no other fees.
Here is how Red Rooster, the fabric manufacturer,
describes this block-of-the-month: "If I were a crow,
where would I be…
what would I be doing each month of the year?
And so, the theme is set for Jacqueline Paton's
newest fabric collection! Her original folk art is
beautifully executed in her inimitable style and it has
translated perfectly to fabric. The panel design
consists of twelve 6" x 8" rectangular blocks. Half
are oriented vertically and the others are set
horizontally. Each block represents one month of a
year with the crow's activities aptly geared toward
that particular month. Plus, there are three small
label blocks! In addition, there are several other
thematic prints – a random patch print; a diagonal
sewing grid with wavy lines and a large, scenic
tossed print. These are charming patterns on their
own, but even more wonderful when combined with
any of the beautiful coordinate prints. As always,
Jacqueline has provided ample patterns and a great
range of tonal and semi-tonal designs."
Journey into Color - this group started in
March & a 2nd group in April.
Lacking confidence in choosing colors for your
quilts? Wish you knew more? Here's your chance to
take away your fear of choosing & using color .
Saturday, March 2nd, starts our monthly Journey
into Color. & meets on the first Saturday each
Join Mary as you find out how the difference in
placement of color affects a quilt block. The real life
sample is in our class room, & the single blocks are
on display on our ceiling!
It's fun, you'll learn a lot, become more confident, &
it's only $5/month - a real bargain
Journey into Color: give us a call at 734.429.2900.
Ongoing, but you may join in at any
time: phone Mary at 734.429.2900 (just
not on Tuesday, when she's not in the
We meet every 4th Saturday, noon to
3:30pm - bring your sewing machine &
sew along w/the others.
Our History Block-of-the Month Series continues
with The Victorian Lady: Walking in Her Shoes,
starting Saturday June 1st.
Focus: the American Victorian Lady from all walks of life,
1876 - 1920
This era saw rapid & dramatic change - it started with
most people living in the country & ended with most
people living in the city.
How did the Victorian American woman deal w/these
changes? What was going on w/fashion, colors, etiquette,
child rearing, & relationships? We'll find out about her
artistic contributions & other aspects of her life.
12 months will cover all of this + interesting history +
recipes from this era + (of course) blocks in various sizes
using colors popular in the era.
Cost: $20/month, tax included; no other fees.
Kick off: The Victorian Lady: Walking in Her Shoes starts
w/a talk & trunk show by Brenda Fandrie of Lee's Lines.
This is free & open to everyone!
When: Saturday June 1st, 11 am is the presentation.
After Brenda's talk & trunk show, those joining this
block-of-the-month will meet w/Mary & Louise.
Phone to sign up: 734.429.2900.
Detail insets show
some of the fabrics in
this quilt & also details
of Cathy Boron's
This Victorian-era petticoat, found
at an estate sale, is decorated
w/colors of the era.