Welcome to Fiddlesticks, as we begin our 2021 Block of the Month! This will be our 9th Annual BOM / First Saturday Sampler and this year, we're doing an original quilt by Cheran Bee, called "Joyful". The quilt will be a combination of piecing, applique and a little simple embroidery, and celebrate winter with snowy scenes including snowmen, houses, trees and some cute animal friends (reindeers, donkey's, sheep, and a little mouse friend). The original drawings depict Gingerbread houses, but your houses don't have to be gingerbread and you can make it as Christmas themed as you wish, or just wintery! The quilt is a little larger than a throw and a little smaller than a twin and has an optional pieced and applique border of holly leaves and berries! This will be an ONLINE class this year due to COVID. Details below.
How it works The format this year will be all digital, since we still cannot meet in person. We will be using Facebook, thru a private group, which will offer a couple of really nice benefits!
~ We'll be doing Facebook live video's each month. If you are watching live, you will be able to comment and ask questions. The videos will be saved to the group page, so you'll also be able to watch or re-watch them at anytime that's convenient for you. ~ A big part of our "in person" Block of the Month meetings has always been "Show and Tell", which I love! This way we'll be able to get that back, you can share what you're working on to the group page, see what your friends are doing and we can all support each other! ~ You can attend class in your pajamas with your coffee. No one to judge you! (not that we would anyway!!! ~We will be giving away prizes each month too! ~ If you'd like, you can get together with your friends in your "Covid-Bubble" and watch together. (comfy clothes, yummy snacks, a beverage, sewing all day..... sounds perfect, doesn't it?)
Here's a introduction video for the class:
Class Details The Block of the Month will run February thru November, with a reveal in December. Facebook Live videos are planned for 9:00am on the first Saturday of each month. (You'll get a reminder that there is a "Live" coming up with the time it will start). The videos and all applique designs, piecing instructions, embroidery patterns, and quilt information will stay up indefinitely, so you can access everything as you need. In the past, some fabric was given in addition to the pattern and there was a "Penalty" for not getting the previous month's block done. Since we're all going to be working in a digital group, we're eliminating those this year. And Bonus.....since this is all digital, it's open to all of your quilty friends, even if they don't live in the Vancouver, Washington area!
IF you don't have a Facebook account, contact the shop, we can help you set one up for this class.
Here's a rough sketch of the entire quilt shown with the optional pieced and applique holly and berry border. Quilt size without border: 55" x 76" Quilt size including the border: 67" x 88"
Dates and Times:
Always the first Saturday February 6th March 6th April 3rd May 1st June 5th July 3rd August 7th September 4th October 2nd November 6th December 4th (Reveal Show-and-Tell!)