Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilt: National Quilting Month

This month is National Quilting Month, and this Sat., Mar. 19 is National Quilting Day. How will I spend National Quilting Day? At a Miami Valley Art Quilt Network meeting. The meeting is at the Dayton Public Library in the room that we are having our current quilt exhibit.

To celebrate National Quilting Month, my on-line quilting group "Quiltsy" decided to work on a traveling quilt. Every year the National Quilting Association decides on a theme and this year's theme is "Build Your Own Log Cabin." We decided that each of us would make a log cabin square in the colors of green, blue and purple. One of our members even mailed a strip of fabric that had all three colors in it and it was optional to include in our blocks.

We have 43 quilters participating from 22 states and 2 Canadians Provinces. Texas has the most with 6 participants and Ohio the second most with 4 quilters participating.

We'll have 6 rows and each row will have seven blocks. We've all been assigned a spot and the first person in the row sends her block to the second person, who adds her block and sends it to the next person. I was the fourth in our row so my block is the one on the right in the photo above and I've sent it on to the next quilter. I'll be sure to post of photo of the whole quilt when it's finished.

One of our members has been blogging about the quilters as it progresses across the country, you had read about it on our Quiltsy blog.

1 comment:

Theresa said...

What a great project, can't wait to see the whole thing.