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 7.)
Intermediate quilters (as well as adventurous or advanced beginners) are invited to join Sarah Terry in creating their own unique versions of this 20-block quilt that combine classic patterns with modern fabric! For just $25 per month, participants will receive monthly instruction from Sarah, a copy of Vintage Quilt Revival: 22 Modern Designs from Classic Blocks by Blakesley, Heinrich, and Jones, a CD with 12 printable foundation piecing template patterns, up to 40 fat quarters from the Sew Memphis shelves (student’s choice), and up to 4 yards of Sew Memphis solid fabric (also student’s choice). Sarah will discuss fabric selection at the first meeting and help students begin to design their quilts!
The Vintage Quilt Sampler has three basic variations, and students are welcome to choose their favorites. Each variation is a different size (72″x90″, 63″x80″, and 59″x75″) and requires different amounts of fabric. All quilt top fabric for each variation is covered in the cost of the BOM. For a look at some Vintage Quilt Sampler examples as well as some pics of individual blocks, check out this Flickr pool.
Each month, Sarah will highlight blocks from the book and share her shortcuts and helpful tips. Several of the blocks involve some basic paper-piecing techniques, so this is a great chance to learn/practice paper-piecing in a fun, non-intimidating environment. As the year comes to a close, Sarah will go over how to put the quilt top together and give tips on making the quilt sandwich, quilting, and binding.
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 24 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 $25 per month must sign up in person 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 Sarah’s beautiful finished quilt top example, visit Sew Memphis where it is proudly displayed! Participants’ finished quilts will have the same basic look as the example (colorful modern blocks against a solid background) but each quilt will vary according to students’ unique fabric selections and selected quilt variation!