Heritage Quilting Bee

We decided it was time to have a quilting bee specifically designed for quilters who love to work with reproduction fabrics. To that end, this year's wokshop is focusing on a beautiful and unique quilt called "It's Not a Square" which uses Carol Hopkins book "The 4" x 5" Anthology".  The finished quilt contains 72 blocks and measures 57" x 78". ***
The group meets regularly on the fourth Monday of the month. Each month you cut out and start work on six different 4" x 5" blocks. During the workshop, Sue details the blocks, adding helpful hints and tips based on her experience making the blocks. The book is required - the workshops are free of charge.

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

***The story behind this quilt is an interesting one:
Carol Hopkins, the noted designer, and a group of her friends challenged each other to swap blocks that measured 4" x 5".  They recreated some classic blocks and also designed more than 50 original blocks that no one had ever seen, ending up with 182 different blocks. Carol then developed the book - "The 4" x 5" Anthology" -  that contains instructions for making all of these blocks. It is a treasure trove that you will find useful to own.

Monday, July 23 -- 9:30am
Sue Smith
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Sew Days - Tool Caddy

Create this tool caddy to keep everything you need At Your Fingertips!

The support for the tool caddy is a 5” by 7” acrylic picture frame. The front pockets are gathered to allow thicker items to be stored. The middle pocket is flat to hold things securely. The back pocket is perfect for tall items including rulers and patterns. You can customize your pockets to hold the tools you want to store.

What you need:

  • 1 Acrylic Photo Frame (available at The Quiltery)
  • 1/4 yard backing
  • 1 Fat Eighth Front Pocket
  • 1 Fat Eighth 2nd Pocket
  • Thread to coordinate with fabric
Saturday, July 28 -- 9:30am

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