Wildflower Quilt Guild

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2022 Activities

ANNUAL CHALLENGES (due in November)

QUILT CHALLENGES - We are starting our quilt challenges this month. If you remember, we voted on the kind
of challenges you wanted during our November meeting. The winning categories were Sampler Quilt, Mini Quilt,
Art Quilt and Row-By-Row Quilt. Please see each category below for the individual project guidelines. There are
lots of examples of different types of quilts on the internet and Pinterest. Get inspired and then get to sewing!

Art Quilt

Size – No larger than 60x60 and no smaller than 30x30 completed. Anything smaller can be entered in the Mini Quilt challenge.
Theme – Let your imagination be your guide!
Technique – Anything “non-traditional”

Mini Quilt

Size – No larger than 20x20 completed. Individual blocks should be no larger than 6” square.
Theme – Anything your heart desires!
Technique – Anything traditional (patchwork blocks, applique blocks, paper pieced blocks, or hexagon blocks just to name a few)

Row by Row Quilt

Size – No maximum size limit and no smaller than 36x36 completed. Anything smaller can be entered in the Mini Quilt challenge.
Theme – ANYTHING!
Technique – Each row must consist of different blocks or techniques. The borders are considered additional rows.

Sampler Quilt

Size – No maximum size limit and no smaller than 36x36 completed. Anything smaller can be entered in the Mini Quilt challenge
Theme – Anything!
Technique – Traditional blocks (patchwork blocks, applique blocks, paper pieced blocks, hexagon blocks just to name a few)

OTHER CHALLENGES

2021 Rainbow Scrap - (due April 2022)

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge has ended for 2021. Here’s hoping you have made at least one set of 12 blocks of the specified colors for this year. Make at least one top of any
size, using at least one block of each color made thru the year and bring it to the April guild meeting for a Rainbow show and tell. Your top does not have to be quilted but of course, it can be. If you have made multiple blocks each month, put them all together in one top or several, your choice.
 Month
 Color
 January
 Pink
 February
 Yellow
 March
 Green
 April
 Light or Bright Blue
 May
Red
 June
 Purple
 July
 Dark Blue, Dark Brown, and/or Black
 August
 Teal, Aqua, and/or Turquoise
 September
 Orange
 October
 Lime Green
 November
 Gray
 December
 Gold

2022 Rainbow Scrap

Dig through your scrap piles, pull out brown scraps and make one or more blocks in the design of your choice. You can make the same block design using the designated color each month or
choose a different one.
Month
 Color
January
 Brown
 February
 
 March
 
 April
 
 May
 
 June
 
 July
 
 August
 
 September
 
 October
 
 November
 
 December
 

Star Block Quilt Challenge (due June 2022)

We are still working on our WQG Stars of 2021 Project. The project has evolved as we have worked our way through it, but I think we have finally settled into a comfortable pattern. Here are
the requirements for the project. I will present a “new” star block at each meeting (see below).
Quilt Size – (12) “star” blocks plus any sashing or borders you wish to include.
Block Size – 9” blocks finished.
Block Design – Any “star” block pattern you wish to include.
Monthly Star Designs – I will have a different star pattern available for you to pick up if you wish at the Block of the
Month table. You are free to use this design, but it’s NOT required.
Completion Due Date – We will share the finished projects at the June meeting 2022.
Month
 Star Block Pattern
April
 May
 June
 July
 August
 September
 October
 November
 December
 January
 February
 Army Star
 March
 Centennial Star

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Birthday Fabric

This is a great way to clean out your stash of unwanted fabric, so you have more room for fabric that is new to you. Any member who wants to contribute please bring items listed below in good
quality quilting fabric. Please place loose fabric in quart size labeled baggies. If you don’t have a baggie at home no problem, I will have some at meeting. If you are not able to cut down to
size no problem, I can take it home & cut it down for next time.

1 Panel
1 yd Spaced-Out Prints
1/2 yd Fabric
2 Fat Quarters
2.5" Charm Square Pack
5" Charm Square Pack
2.5" Jelly Roll
10" Layer Cake

Charm Squares Swap

Every month, or any months you want to participate, bring (25) 5" squares in a plastic bag with your name on the front. During the meeting we will mix up the squares with others that
brought squares & then after the meeting pick up your bag to take home (25) new charm squares.

Each month will have a new Charm Square Theme as shown below:
Month
 Theme
 Month
 Theme
Jan
 Snowman
 Jul
 Flags
 Feb
 Balloons
 Aug
 Polka Dots
 Mar
 Birds
 Sep
 Black & White
 Apr
 Rainbow
 Oct
 Food
 May
 Flower
 Nov
 Angels
 Jun
 Farm Animals
 Dec
 (no swap)

Quilter's Pal

Judy McMahon – Coordinator

We drew for new Quilter Pals at our December meeting. If you missed the meeting, please see Judy for your gift or name for 2022. This year we will have a set limit of $10-$15 for monthly gifts & $20 for the December gifts. We are looking for a new place to set the gifts at each meeting. Table space is limited, but I am going to move this activity away from the stage at the front of the room. Look for the new spot at the next meeting. As you are running around and shopping throughout the year, keep your Quilters Pal in mind and pick up anything cute you might happen to find.

The December meeting – This is most fun meeting of the year! Make sure to bring your Quilter Pal her last present for the year to the December meeting, to present it to her face to face. Make sure you also bring a thank you gift for your own Quilter Pal to thank her for all the wonderful presents that she has given you throughout this year. This present has a set limit of $20.

2022 Block of the Month

Starting in January we will continue to provide Block of the Month (BOM) patterns, but we will be making some changes.
1. We will be emailing the patterns to you the day after the meeting and putting the patterns in the newsletter and on the website.
2. We will no longer be exchanging our blocks. You will be making your own blocks and keeping them to create your own or donation quilts. I will continue to find patterns that will utilize all those scraps we have lying around.
3. Our BOM patterns will have a theme this year, 12 MONTHS OF MUGS. Look for the example and sign-up sheet at the January meeting.
4. If anyone would like to help out with more traditional or miniature blocks for Block of the Month, I would welcome your help in locating patterns and creating sample blocks.
Month
 Block
January
 
 February
 
 March
 
 April
 
 May
 
 June
 
 July
 
 August
 
 September
 
 October
 
 November
 
 December