Today’s blocks are all QuiltCon-specific in one way or another.
Block by Sarah Chin
I love this giant patchwork representation of the logo. It will be a perfect addition to the raffle quilt.
Block by Rebecca Roach of the Austin MQG
Rebecca did such a great job of replicating the shape of Texas. What a great way to celebrate QuiltCon’s location!
Block by Karen Alexander of the Austin MQG
Pattern is adapted from the book Creature Comforts by Barbara Brackman and Marie Shirer.
According to Karen, the armadillo is an important animal in Austin culture, so I think this little guy will be right at home on the raffle quilt.
Block by Dani Miller of the Roanoke MQG
And, of course, this MQG block will also fit into the mix nicely. I love the shape of these letters.
As a way of giving something back to QuiltCon’s host city of Austin, Texas, we’re going to use the blocks that aren’t selected for this quilt to make quilts for each of the 46 beds at the Austin Children’s Shelter. This will be MQG’s first large-scale charity project and we look forward to both using the many beautiful blocks we received for the challenge and getting as many guilds as possible involved in the process! Participating guilds will receive a package of 7 or more blocks (much like the groups of blocks being shown in these blog posts) to expand into a 68″ X 88″ Twin bed quilt. This can be accomplished by adding blocks, adding negative space, or some combination of the two. The quilts will need to be machine quilted, bound, washed, and shipped to Austin in advance of QuiltCon. MQG will also be interested in hearing about each guild’s process and will feature the completed quilts in a series of blog posts in Spring 2013.
If your guild is interested in this project, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.