Block Party--the Modern Quilting Bee

Block Party--the Modern Quilting Bee

The Journey of 12 Women, 1 Blog & 12 Improvisational Projects

Book - 2011
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It's cool to be square! In this inspiring book, quilting mavericks Alissa and Kristen chronicle their year-long "virtual" quilting bee. Twelve chapters (one for each month) showcase the designs of today's leading modern quilters along with easy-to-follow guidelines, so you can reinvent their work in your own signature style. Best of all, with this book in hand, you'll have everything you need to start your own online quilting bee and enjoy collaborating with other fabric lovers around the world.
Publisher: Lafayette, CA : C&T Pub., c2011
ISBN: 9781607051978
Branch Call Number: Home 746.46 Car
Additional Contributors: Lejnieks, Kristen 1980-


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Apr 16, 2012

The Modern Quilting Bee: Block Party by Alissa Haight Carlton and Kristen Lejnieks came out of a virtual quilting bee that Carlton and Lerjnieks co-hosted. They chose 10 other women to join them each month in making a block each month, assigned each month to a different member.
The Modern Quilting Bee is written to help other quilters form virtual bees online, instructions for forming the groups, and how to help them run smoothly. Since quilting bees have a long history with quilters, online groups are now the easiest form of the bees now. Carlton and Lejnieks have written the book, so that if you don’t have a bee, you can still make quilts for yourself.
The blocks in the book are listed by month, as each member chooses for their month. The blocks, that are written with instructions, include the Wonky Log Cabin, the Quartered Log Cabin, the Wonky Nine-Patch block, the String X block, the Wonky Roman Stripe block, the Modern Dresden Plate block, the Polka Dot block, the Uneven Coins block, the Hexagon block, the Wonky Stripe block and the Confetti block.
This book is great if you want to quilt with a group of friends, but it also contains twelve free-form quilt patterns that look like they would be a lot of fun to make!


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