Wednesday, December 14, 2022

2023 CMQ Sew Together

Instead of a mystery quilt this year we are going to be doing a sew together quilt. We will all be working on a string quilt. Each month you will be bring one or more blocks in to show the club at the monthly meeting. There is no rules for what method you follow just that you complete one block each month. I am going to post examples/links of some quilts to help you pick the theme/pattern you will be going with. Some Themes are scrappy, rainbow, same color family, and selvages. Another way to help your design is to look up #stringquilts on Instagram. Cant wait to see everyone's first block at the January meeting!

#1 Emily @ Quilt Love - Link to a quick guide to a string quilt. She also has stories on Instagram on making her string quilt. link to Instagram Stories (Thank you Courtney for sharing this)

#2 Link to pattern Jelly Rainbow Pattern

(Thank you Tami for sharing this)

#3 This picture is from Ellen (Thank you sharing) another Quilt Club added scrappy blocks together but added black fabric to the center of them to make them all come together.

Please use #CMQ2023SEWTOGETHER when posting on social medial

Monday, December 12, 2022

Block Raffle- January

Here's how the block raffle works: You can bring as many blocks to the January meeting as you want. Each block gets you one entry into the raffle. If your name is pulled, you win all the blocks! 

Block Name: Heart

Blog: Brandywine Valley Quilter's

Block Directions: 

Raffled: January meeting

Fabric Directions: For where it says "Medium Red" and " Dark Red" use pink or red that contrast each other by one being dark and one being lighter. For "white" use either white or white on white

Example of Heart Blocks:

Friday, October 28, 2022

December Fabric Swap


*Bring 1 yard of modern fabric that is cut in to fat eights (9"x21") , you should come with 8 pieces of fabric 

*Bring it in a bag or something with your name on it

*Bring modern fabric that is Quilt Store Quality fabric, not from a big box store

Theme: Bring the color (bright fabric)

*you will then come home with a mix of different flower themed fabrics 

Due: Dec 8 Meeting

Challenge #2 Bag challenge

Due: Dec 8th Meeting

Make a bag that you haven't made before. Bring the finished bag to the December meeting. 

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Plaidish Quilt Workshop

What: Plaidish Quilt Workshop

When: October 15, 2023 10am-4pm

Where: Whitehall Library

Directions: Download the pattern (link in registration form), sort scraps by Dark, Medium and Light Values… please have all scraps cut to size before the workshop.
Who: Open to anyone, sew bring a quilty friend.

Also check out #plaidishquilt on Instagram for lots of inspiration.

Questions??? Contract Kathy:

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

September Block Raffle

Block Name: Turn Dash By Two Kwik Quilters


 Make 9 1/2 inch block using the tutorial above. But switch the fabric so there are like the following.....
*see pictures below also 

You will need :

Printed Fabric                                                       
2 - 4 x 4 
4 - 3 1/2 x 2   (or 1 - 2 x 14 1/2) 
1- 3 1/2 x 3 1/2

Solid Fabric
2 - 4 x 4
4 - 3 1/2 x 2  (or 1 - 2 x 14 1/2)

Due: September 22 meeting


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

My Very Own Blanket

Making Fleece Blankets....

When: July 28th

Where: Whetstone Library

Time: 6:30-8pm

We will be making fleece blankets to donate to My Very Own Blanket. Please bring 2 yards, in a theme that you think a teenage would love. We will be cutting & tie the fleece blankets during the meeting. Please bring a dessert or appetizer to share during the meeting. 

Here information on how we will be making them:

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Color of the Year Challenge

Use Cosmos, 2022 Kona color of the year in your project. It's that simple. We just want you to make any pieced/appliqued project you desire but incorporate this color in any quantity you choose. If you attended the May meeting, you went home with some of this fabric. Make a mini quilt, fabric basket, bag, garment with piecing, whatever makes you happy! The group will vote on their favorite use of the color.

Due: August 28th Meeting

Local stores that carry it on their website:

Red Rooster

Sew to Speak

Fabric Swap


*Bring 1 yard of fabric that is cut in to fat eights (9"x21") , you should come with 8 pieces of fabric 

*Bring it in a bag or something with your name on it

*Bring fabric that is Quilt Store Quality fabric, not from a big box store

Theme: Flowers

*you will then come home with a mix of different flower themed fabrics 

Due: June 23rd Meeting

Block Raffle

 Block Name: Autumn Arrowhead By Abby Hersey


 Choose a light and a dark fabric. They do not have to be the same color. Example Light purple and dark orange. Bring as many blocks as you want.

Due: June 23rd 2022 meeting

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Challenge #1- Name Tag

Since it has been so long since we have met in person, I thought it would be a great time to make a new name tag. You can wear this to each meeting so we can get to know everyone names a little easier. How it will work is you make your name tag bring it to the meeting and the members will vote on their favorite! The winner will win a prize!

1. Must be able to read your name
2. Bring to the May 26th Meeting at the Whetstone Library
3. Made mostly out of fabric