Do you sew with a group of people other than an official guild?
Tonight was the monthly meeting of Loose Threads. We are a small group of only six ladies, neighbors really. The group has been meeting a little over a year. Earlier this year, one of the members, Vickie, suggested we start a sampler quilt with each member responsible for choosing and teaching two blocks in two separate months. The only parameter we set was the size. Each block must be twelve inches finished. Before we got together for the first sew-in, each member chose their fabrics only knowing we would make two of each block per month for twelve months. About a week prior to the monthly meeting, the facilitator of the month will send out a hint and cutting instructions. At the monthly meeting we gather at a member’s home with our sewing machines and fabric. A couple of hours, and a lot of laughs later, we each leave with two complete blocks. At the end of twelve months we will each have a pair of twelve different blocks for a total of twenty four. We decided to make the layout and setting a personal choice.
Tonight’s block was Jacob’s Ladder. If you are not part of a sewing group I highly recommend you find one or start one soon. We have so much fun creating our own mystery sampler quilt.