Do you love to learn about, make, and share different blocks? Do you want a chance to win all blocks? We are rekindling the BOM program to give you that opportunity. The BOM is for you to learn new skills, share your experiences, and encourage newer quilters explore.
Look for the BOM Design Board at the monthly Guild Meeting. Place your block(s) there, and get a chance to win all blocks made. If there are many blocks, we’ll draw a second name.
Stash Busting - You get to use fabrics from your stash. We supply the pattern each month. You pick-up the written pattern at the General Meeting or look for them in the Pines & Needles newsletter.
What does low volume mean? You'll see that phrase in many of our block instructions. It refers to a fabric where not much is going on except for its color such as a solid, a tone-on-tone or a subtle print. The instructions may also specify a particular light (or dark) low volume fabric such as white, grey, etc. Fabrics that are not low volume include stripes, plaids, or bold prints. The benefit of a low volume fabric is that it (1) provides contrast to the other fabrics, and (2) it lends a pleasing, cohesive look to the many blocks that are received each month.
Win Just the Blocks You Want - Here’s the best part, if you aren’t in love with the block pattern, you can still make it, but don’t put your name in to win them that month.
Points and How It Works - For every one block turned in, you will receive 1 point. Once you have 5 points, you can put your name in the drawing pot to win all BOM. If you win all blocks with 5 credits, you owe 5 points/blocks = as a total of 10 points/blocks are needed to win the BOM outright. If you win the drawing with 5 points, you will have to make 5 blocks in future months to be at zero balance. Then you start building up your points again - 5 will let you put your name in the drawing. You can turn in up to 5 blocks per month. Each of them should follow the pattern but be unique using different fabrics.
We are using points so that winning is not just left to luck, but based on how many blocks someone has turned in. Don’t we all know people who turn in 1 block, and go away with 20 every time! Plus, it encourages everyone to make the BOM.
This may sound kind of strict but we think this system encourages members to participate and share. And, we are going to try to give you some fun, some challenging, and some easy blocks. And best, we will keep track of your points. See Points Status in column to the right.
If you have any questions, please see us at the BOM table.
Kathrin Brown, Block of the Month
Points Status: September 2016
February Hearts on Fire
November Mid Century House
October Row of Geese
August Chinese Coins
July Sail Away
June Double Pinwheel
May Scrappy Flower Basket
April Broken Dishes
March Irish Chain
January Disappearing 9-Patch
December Pine Tree & 16-Patch
November Maple Leaf
October Ribbon Twist
September What's In Your Mason Jar?