Thursday, November 12, 2009

Modern Quilting Bee Guidelines

  1. This bee will run for 12 months (January to December 2010).
  2. When it is your month to send out fabrics, please make sure the fabric has been sent out by the first week of your month (preferably sooner).
  3. General guidelines for how much fabric to send can be found here.
  4. Here are some general guidelines and helpful tips about mailing your fabric out.
  5. Your fabric must be accompanied by guidelines (you may either print these out and include them with the fabric, or post them on our blog).
  6. Guidelines should include block size, if you have a preference, and how many blocks you expect the quilters to make. It should also include general construction guidelines and what you want us to do with extra fabric (are quilters allowed to keep extra fabric, or do you want them to send it back to be used for binding/quilt back/making extra blocks).
  7. If you're having trouble deciding what kind of blocks you want, you can check out this link. However, please note that you do not need to specify a certain pattern or block type, if you would like to have a lot of variation, you may ask for the quilter to choose which pattern to make or to try improvisational piecing.
  8. When you receive fabric, please complete your block and send it back to the owner within 3 weeks (or by the end of the month, if that comes later). Follow the owner's guidelines about what kind of blocks they want and what to do with any extra fabric.
  9. If you know you are going to have trouble finishing a block within 3 weeks, or sending out your fabrics in time, please notify the Quilt Mom (Sarah Seitz), so we can work out a solution.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Official Order!

Here is the official order for the Modern Quilting Bee. I used to generate the sequence below. Find your name in the list and start getting excited!!!

January: Melissa LeRay
February: Shelly Hannon
March: Ruth Costa
April: Sarah Seitz
May: Shea Henderson
June: Leanne Cohen
July: Annette Samborski
August: Dena Wayne
September: Wanda Braun
October: Beth Shibley
November: Leah Day
December: Solidia Hubbard

Monday, November 9, 2009

okay, i found us . hope and can find us again!


Hello Modern Quiltin' Ladies!

We now have an outlet to post our completed blocks, inspiration, coorespondence and other general fun things in the world of modern quilting.

Here are our 12 participants:

1. Sarah Seitz (host) -
2. Ruth -
3. Wanda - fabriclover2009 (Flikr)

I had fun snooping around some of our Flikr accounts and blogs and created this mosiac from some of our posted photos. So much fun! There is a ton of talent in this group!

1. DSC_1716, 2. joseph's coat, 3. november 7 2009 393, 4. IMG_3409, 5. DSC_1747, 6. SKAH giraffe block for Hanies, 7. BTRS Quilt - front, 8. KI 010, 9. Back of Wonky Horse, 10. original owl quilt top, 11. tetheredthreads1, 12. SC3 Block for Cam11, 13. Single Girl (baby) Quilt, 14. November Bee Balm Block, 15. Scrappy, 16. i spy, 17. IMG_3389, 18. DSC01331, 19. SC3 for OhThatAshley #1, 20. november 7 2009 381, 21. Drunk Love Baby Quilt, 22. Baby Boy Quilt, 23. DSC00505, 24. Baby quilt for Emily, 25. Lainey's Quilt, 26. Hip, modern tree skirt, 27. Boo Complete, 28. "Flowers for a Friend", 29. Traditional Block, 30. november 7 2009 390

I will be adding you all as admins on this blog ASAP. Also, I'm going to start randomly choosing the order for the bee (who goes first, etc). Some of you have already done this, but could you please send me a private message on Flikr with your email address and your home address? Also, I'd love to get your full names (first and last) for shipping purposes.