What Goes Around Comes Around 

Traditional Modern quilts spring from traditional blocks. I found in an older publication, "Best Blocks" by Quilter's Newsletter, a wonderful variety of published blocks, from 1840-1950's.  A short story about each block's origin will be presented monthly over the next twelve months.

Directions for both traditional piecing and paper piecing will be offered whenever practical to do so. Most blocks will be offered in a standard 12" X 12" finished size. For those preferring a traditional modern quilt, some blocks will also be offered in smaller sizes allowing for some asymmetry or negative space in the sashing. That will be up to each individual.

The blocks featured will go from easy, to somewhat more challenging. Each block will be complete, so you can do all of the blocks for a lap quilt or some of the blocks for some other use, possibly a nice table runner or wall hanging. Join the group and make a traditional quilt or challenge yourself for a traditional modern creation!

Marjorie Longo, Block of the Month Coordinator

frummll@gmail.com

2022-2023 Block of the Month

The following links will lead you to resources for goods, services, and knowledge.

 

APPRAISALS AND SALES

Nancy Bavor, Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles www.quiltworth.com, quiltworth@gmail.com

Hambrook's Auction Center, auction sales www.hambrooks-auction.com

 

CLASSES

Back Porch Fabrics www.backporchfabrics.com

Bay Quilts http://bay-quilts.shoplightspeed.com

Bella's Studio www.bellastudiomonterey.com

Family Threads www.FamilyThreads.org

The Last Stitch, long arm quilting www.laststitchquiltingdesignstudio.com

Monarch Knitting www.monarchknitting.com

Nimble Thimble www.nimblethimble.com

RoJenDesigns www.rojendesigns.com

 

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Guidelines for Documenting Your Quilts www.lostquilt.com

 

WORKSHOPS & TUTORIALS

Bernina www.bernina.com

Christine Porter Quilts (Conferences in England) www.christineporterquilts.com

Leah Day (The Free Motion Quilt Project) www.daystyledesigns.com

Empty Spools Seminars www.emptyspoolsseminars.com 

Beginner's Guide to Quilting http://www.bettertextures.com/beginners-guide-to-quilting.php

67 Quick Tips for Quilters http://www.quiltblockofthemonthclub.com/quilting-hints-and-tips.php

Home Advisor - General Sewing How-To Info http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/home-hobbies-sewing-resources/#.WBo0KXeZP4c

 

FABRIC, BATTING

Abby's Reflection Apparel & Quiltworks (Alaskan theme products) www.abbysreflection.com

Always Unique Hand Dyed Fabric www.AlwaysUniqueFabric.com

Artistic Artifacts (New and Vintage Supplies for Fiber & Mixed Media Artists) www.artisticartifacts.com

Back Porch Fabricswww.backporchfabrics.com

Bay Quiltshttp://bay-quilts.shoplightspeed.com

Beverly'swww.beverlys.com/monterey-store

Big Horn Quilts www.bighornquilts.com

birch FABRICSwww.fabricworm.com

Changing Tides (Alaskan theme products)www.alaskastitches.com

Dharma Trading Companywww.dharmatrading.com

equilter.comwww.equilter.com

Family Threadswww.FamilyThreads.org

Hancocks of Paducah www.hancocks-paducah.com 

Kaffe Fassett www.gloriouscolor.com

Keepsake Quiltingwww.keepsakequilting.com 

Nimble Thimblewww.nimblethimble.com

Not Just QuiltZ (Aboriginal fabrics)www.notjustquiltz.com 

Skye Batiks (Celtic batiks)www.skyebatiks.com

Thai Silkswww.ThaiSilks.com

WebFabrics www.webfabrics.com 

 

PROFESSIONAL QUILTING

Holly Casey Quiltswww.hollycaseyquilts.com

The Last Stitchwww.laststitchquiltingdesignstudio.com

The Quiltin Ladywww.thequiltinlady@redshift.com

Sew Happymacnur@gmail.com

Steve Clizbe screaming09eagle@att.net

 

NOTIONS

Britex www.shopbritexnotions.com 

Clotildewww.clotilde.com

Lacis www.lacis.com

MistyFusewww.mistyfuse.com

Martelli Notions www.martellinotions.com 

Nancy's Notionswww.nancysnotions.com

 

THREAD, SPECIALTY THREAD, YARN

Madonna Needleworkswww.MadonnaNeedleworks.com

Monarch Knitting www.monarchknitting.com

Redrock Threads www.redrockthreads.com 

Superior Threads www.superiorthreads.com

 

BEADS, BUTTONS

Fire Mountain Gemswww.firemountaingems.com

Fusion Beadswww.fusionbeads.com

Monarch Knittingwww.monarchknitting.com

Oriental Trading Companywww.orientaltrading.com

Whim Beadswww.whimbeads.com

 

BOOKS AND PATTERNS

Abby's Reflection Apparel & Quiltwork (Alaskan theme products)www.abbysreflection.com

AQSwww.AQSquilt.com

Back Porch Fabricswww.backporchfabrics.com

Book Database Reviewhttps://media.rainpos.com/5018/book_database.pdf

C&T Publishingwww.ctpub.com 

Changing Tides (Alaskan theme products)www.alaskastitches.com

Creative Quilting - London Calling Quilt Patternwww.creativequilting.co.uk

Family Threadswww.FamilyThreads.org

Monarch Knittingwww.monarchknitting.com 

Nimble Thimblewww.nimblethimble.com

Quilting Artswww.quiltingarts.com 

 

CHALLENGES

Quilt Guilds/OrganizationsLocal, UFO exchange, MQG, Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), The International Art Quilt Challenge

MagazinesQuilting Arts, Machine/Modern Quilts Unlimited, Quiltmaker

Online - ArtCallforEntries www.artcallforentries.com/Project Quilting/Persimmon Dreams, Facebook Group: Challenge Quilts, Electric Quilts

Fabric CompaniesCherrywood, Hoffman, American Made Brand, Michael Miller, Riley Blake, Free Spirit, Keepsake Quilting

TelevisionWisconsin Public Television

Quilt ShowsQuiltCon, Quilt Expo

CharityProject Linus

Friends, Fellow Guild MembersFollow Mel Beach via Facebook or her Newsletter (www.melbeachquilts.com, or pieceloveandhappiness.blogspot.com)

 

TOURS AND TRAVEL INFO 

Jeanne Mills Tours (France) www.jeannemillstours.com

Quilt Shop Navigator www.myqsn.com

Quilting Hub www.QuiltingHub.com

 

SEWING MACHINE SALES and REPAIR 

The Cotton Patch www.quiltusa.com

Eddie's Quilting Bee www.eddiesquiltingbee.com

Judy's Sewing Center www.judyssewingcenter.com

More Than Sewing (Sewing Machines, Repairs, Parts), 831-758-6429 

Nimble Thimble www.nimblethimble.com

 

PRINTED MATERIAL

Moo www.moo.com

THE MONTEREY PENINSULA QUILTERS GUILD

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