Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Quilt Con

Our own Amy Verne is famous! Check out this link for her block submitted to the Quilt Con challenge!

QuiltCon Block Challenge: Scrappy Blocks

This is part of a series of posts about the QuiltCon Block Challenge. From August 27 – September 22, I’ll be posting photos of blocks received for the challenge. On September 24, I’ll start announcing which 20 blocks will be used in a quilt to be raffled at QuiltCon. You can see more photos of challenge blocks in the Block Challenge Flickr Group.  
Today’s post is all about scrappy blocks! All of the blocks in today’s post include little bits of multiple fabrics, including lots of print fabrics.
Here’s a breakdown of who made what.
Block A = Amanda Whited of the San Diego MQG
Block B =  Mona Keegan of the Houston MQG
Block C = Lauren Jonkman of the Pittsburgh MQG
Block D = Monica Cuartero of the Philadelphia MQG
Block E = Susan Holland
Block F = Heather Lott of the Portland, OR, MQG
Block G = Mary Walker of the Front Range (Colorado) MQG
Block H = Amy Verne of the Baltimore MQG
Block I = Bonnie Damron of the Los Angeles MQG
And here’s a second group of beautiful, scrappy blocks.
Here’s a breakdown of who made what.
Blocks A & F = Stephanie Jabcobson of the Omaha MQG
Block B = Gina Konopack of the Pittsburgh MQG
Blocks C = Melanie St. Amant of the Emerald Coast MQG
Block D = Lauren Jonkman of the Pittsburgh MQG
Block E = Amber Wilson of the Portland, OR, MQG
Block G = Melissa Lytle of the Kansas City MQG
As a way of giving something back to QuiltCon’s host city of Austin, Texas, we’re going to use the blocks that aren’t selected for the raffle quilt to make quilts for each of the 46 beds at the Austin Children’s Shelter. This will be MQG’s first large-scale charity project and we look forward to both using the many beautiful blocks we received for the challenge and getting as many guilds as possible involved in the process! Participating guilds will receive a package of 7 or more blocks (much like the groups of blocks being shown in these blog posts) to expand into a 68″ X 88″ Twin bed quilt. This can be accomplished by adding blocks, adding negative space, or some combination of the two. The quilts will need to be machine quilted, bound, washed, and shipped to Austin in advance of QuiltCon. MQG will also be interested in hearing about each guild’s process and will feature the completed quilts in a series of blog posts in Spring 2013.
If your guild is interested in this project, please e-mail info@quiltcon.com to let us know.
Note: It’s important for us to give proper credit to designers. If you used a pattern or tutorial to make your challenge block, but didn’t mention it on the application form, please use the comments below to tell us more about your inspiration. Thank you!