This series will meet on the first Wednesday evening of each month for 12 months from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (The first meeting will be on January 6.)
Intermediate quilters (as well as adventurous or advanced beginners) are invited to join Janet Middlekauff in creating their own unique versions of this modern medallion quilt featuring patchwork birds and butterflies! For just $29 per month or $312 for the year, participants will receive monthly instruction from Janet, a copy of Elizabeth Hartman’s Aviatrix Medallion pattern, plastic quilting templates, 25 fat quarters from the Sew Memphis shelves (student’s choice), and 4 and 3/4 yards of Sew Memphis solid fabric for the block accents (also student’s choice). Janet will discuss fabric selection at the first meeting and help students begin to design their quilts!
The Aviatrix Medallion quilt can be done with color groups of solids or coordinating prints! The finished size of the quilt is 80″ x 80″. Students will begin in the center and work on sewing the concentric borders each month. For a look at some Aviation Medallion examples as well as some pics of individual components, check out this Pinterest board.
Each month, Janet will highlight blocks and techniques from the pattern and share her shortcuts and helpful tips. Janet will begin with the center medallion, an age-old feature of many quilts. The months will progress as Janet covers half-square-triangles, regular sashing, square blocks, x and plus blocks, checkered sashing, log cabin squares, and patchwork butterflies. As the year comes to a close, Janet will go over how to put the quilt top together and give tips on making the quilt sandwich, quilting, and binding. The December meeting will be a quilt top party, complete with show-and tell! Those who bring a completed quilt top to this meeting will receive 10% off on batting as well as binding and backing fabric!
Participants are encouraged to bring snacks and beverages to BOM meetings and to use this time to share progress, tips, and motivation.
Participants must be comfortable with machine-sewing and rotary cutting. Students may bring their own machines or sign up early to rent one of four shop machines.
Sign up by December 31 to participate. This series will proceed with a minimum of 6 students, so help us spread the word! The Block of the Month fee may be paid up front via Eventbrite or by visiting the shop. Those who want to pay in monthly installments of $29 per month must sign up in person or via phone and allow their credit information to be kept securely on file at Sew Memphis. Sew Memphis will charge credit cards during the first week of every month.
For a better look at Janet’s beautiful finished quilt top example, visit Sew Memphis where it is proudly displayed!