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Block of the Month
2016 - 2017


Hello fellow quilters, I am pleased to announce that I will be responsible for the Block of the Month program for the following membership year. For a few years running, I ran a class at Let's Quilt that I called the "Lone Robin". In that class, students would learn a new technique every month and then use the method for borders or blocks to add to an ever-growing quilt top Round-Robin style except that each person kept control of their own quilt.

A little tweeking on these patterns and selecting those that are on the simpler side and I have more than 11 months worth of material for the coming year. Each month will feature a block that correlates in some manner to a monthly "theme" but the real emphasis of each month is to offer a special, perhaps unusual, technique for you to learn. Some of these may well be methods you are familiar with but some are bound to be new to you (or at least present a new perspective on the method). All of them will round out your repertoire of knowledge and give you some skills to apply to future projects.

The blocks will vary in size from month to month, so the goal is not to be able to assemble the various blocks into one top at the end of the year; instead, I want to make the focus on introducing you to something new each month that will expand your horizons.

I'm looking forward to a year full of quilting and discovery.

Helene Knott

If you have questions, please contact Helene Knott by email at blockofmonth@northwestquilters.org.

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August, 2016 - Fan-tasy
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September, 2016 - Indian Summer
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October, 2016 - Harvest Moon
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November, 2016 - Autumn Harvest
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If you have questions, please contact Helene Knott by email at blockofmonth@northwestquilters.org.





Revised 24 September 2016