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Crayon Challenge 2018

Basically, participants will draw two colors from many crayons at the January 2018 meeting, mark their colors on a card, sign their name, take their crayons, and make a quilted item using their chosen colors, in all the shades they choose, by October 2018. Completed quilts make you elegible for a prize.

Bucket List

The Bucket List has been popular. So, the Bucket List begins again in January 2018, along with Just Sew and Sylvia's Gift Certificates. Think about which UFOs you want to complete in 2018. Maybe, like some of us, you may not complete everthing you listed for 2017. This will be your chance to include those for 2018. Bucket List question can be answered at the Education table.

Class times vary so please check the class description and the times listed below. All classes begin promptly, so please arrive in plenty of time to get your area arranged. Remember to silence your cell phone and take all calls away from the class area. All class participants are asked to clean their work-space and put away the tables and chairs they used. Thank you for your assistance.

Class registration is available at the Education Table. Registration fees vary so please check the class descriptions. Registration fees will be refunded only if the class is cancelled.

February 10 - 10:00am - 3:00pm North Winds, Nancy Durand, Location: Palmer Train Depot

Please join us in the monthly fat quarter drawing. Each member is encouraged to bring 1, 2, or 3 fat quarters each month. Drop your fat quarters at the designated table on the left side of the building when you arrive. Make sure you write your name on the form provided, remembering, 1 name for each fat-quarter. The more participants, the more winners we can have. A fat quarter measures 18” x 20-22”.

The blocks and colors shown below make up the 2017 Block of the Month program for the Valley Quilter's Guild in Palmer, Alaska. Click on the block names or photos to go to the block instructions. This grouping of blocks is made up of star block designs from Missouri Star. All links go directly to the blocks on their respective websites or open a YouTube video. Written instructions are linked below the block images.

2017 BOM 
At the 2016 December Membership Meeting, the Education Committee presented the 2017 Blocks of the Month in a special program. All blocks and quilts were made by the Education Committee. You can see pictures of this fun event in the Education Gallery.
Each month you can make up to two of the designated block or two sets if the pattern creates two blocks, to submit for the monthly block drawing.
This year the block sizes vary each month! All submitted blocks must equal the unfinished size listed under each block.

January - 4-Patch Star (video)


Text Instructions

Unfinished Size - 16 1/2"
Background- Off White
Color - Multiple Bright Colors

February - Love Notes Star (video)


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Unfinished Size - 11"
Background - Tone-on-tone White
Colors - Scrappy Pinks and Reds 

March - Sweet Stars (video)


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Unfinished Size - 11 1/2"
Background - Black
Star - Plain, Bright Colors

April - Studio Star (video)

04-April-1 04-April-2

Text Instructions (coming soon)

Note: You'll get 2 blocks of opposite colors with this pattern

Unfinished Size - 10 1/2"
Background - White
Color - 2 Reproduction or Small Print

May - Missouri Star Block (video)


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Unfinished Size - 23 1/2"
Background - White
Color - Light, Medium, and Dark Greens

June - Quatrefoil (video)


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Unfinished Size - 12"
Background - White
Small Squares - Dark and Medium Green
Center - Dark Purple
Sides - Medium Purple

July - Under the Stars (video)

07 July 1

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Unfinished Size - 13 1/2"
Background - White
Colors- Various Blues and Reds

August - Wonky Star (video)


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Unfinished Size - 10"
Background - White
Color 2 - Bright Color (patterned or plain)

September - Double Square Star (video)


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Unfinished Size - 13 1/2"
Background - White or Off White
Colors - 4 Fall Colors

October - Ribbon Stars (video)


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Unfinished Size - 12 1/2"
Background - Cream
Color 1 - Brown
Color 2 - Light Blue
Color 3 - Dark Blue 

November - Friendship Pinwheel (video)


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Unfinished Size - 18 1/2"
Background - Cream
Colors - 2 Medium Fabrics and 1 Dark Fabric

December - Serendipity Stars (video)

12-Dec-1 12-Dec-2 12-Dec-3

Text Instructions

Note: You'll get 1 block and 2 extra mini blocks with this pattern

Unfinished Sizes - Large Block 12 1/2"
and Small Blocks 7 3/4"
Lights- White, Gold or Beige
Mediums - Greens
Darks - Green, Blue or Black
Large Triangles - Eight 5" squares of various reds


December Membership Meeting

Things to Bring

  1. Name Tag
  2. Fat Quarter - Sky Blue
  3. Block of the Month
  4. Service Items
  5. Bucket List-Final Month to Turn in Projects
  6. Ornament for Exchange

Pot Luck and Business Meeting

Program: 2018 Block of the Month Show

December Newsletter Submission Deadline:  November 20, 2017

December Block of The Month

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December Fat Quarter - Sky Blue

View 2017 Blocks of the Month

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