Block of the Month

Each month from January through September members participate in the guild Block of the Month project. Quilters are asked to make two blocks each month - one is for themselves and one is for donation to Community Quilts. 

In making the samples, we discovered some helpful tips.  By using a focus fabric and a consistent background fabric, it tied the blocks together.  Select 5 or 6 coordinating fabrics to provide color and interest, matching them to the focus fabric. We suggest ¾ yard each of focus and background fabric.  This amount is plenty.  If you want to use the focus fabric for your borders, you will need another two yards.  Fabric needed for the coordinating fabrics can be scraps or a fat quarter.  As the blocks were being built, all the finished blocks were put on the design wall to make sure the colors worked together. When printing pattern templates be sure to select "Print Actual Size" of the pdfs.

The block patterns will be available on the Carson Valley Quilt Guild website as well as at the monthly meeting. At each meeting, a sample block, cut out but not sewn will be at the back table.  The sample block will be used to suggest stitching sequence in putting the block together. We have had fun putting the blocks together and hope you will too!  We are looking forward to the reveals at the November meeting.

Block of the Month

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Thumbnail Title Size Description
DOCX file icon BOM May 2024 - Buttercup.docx 856.59 KB Buttercup
PDF file icon BOM July 2024- Columbine.pdf 782.03 KB Columbine
PDF file icon BOM June 2024 397.88 KB Butterfly on Flower
PDF file icon BOM April 2024 - Starflower.pdf 397.74 KB Starflower
PDF file icon BOM February 2024.pdf 360.47 KB Jack in the Pulpit
PDF file icon BOM January 2024_1 - Tulips.pdf 348.22 KB Tulips
PDF file icon BOM March 2024 342.07 KB Windy Day Pinwheels

May

Hummingbird

June

July

CVQG Retreats 2024

CVQG Retreats 2024

March 13-16
Carson Valley United Methodist Church
Gardnerville, NV

October 6-9
Presbyterian Conference Center
Lake Tahoe, NV