Friday, February 4, 2011

What's black and white and fun all over?

Are you a quilter living in the Twin Cities (Minnesota) area? Have you heard about the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild?  We're an exciting bunch and we're always happy to get new members. Our group completed a polka dot project last year, we did some philanthropic sewing around the holidays, and now we've got a fresh challenge for Spring 2011. You can participate even if you can't make it to our next meeting!

Here are the details:

Start with two (or more) fat quarters that "read" BLACK, WHITE or GRAY. Print should be in these colors, too. No solids, please.
Wash fabrics.
Cut into strips that are 3 inches wide/ 20 inches long. You should end up with 5-6 strips per fat quarter.
We are swapping 10 strips - 5 from two fabrics. If you submit more, you may duplicate fabrics. (Each swapper will use at least two different fat quarters!) - You will get the same number of strips that you swap.
The swap will happen at the February 17th meeting. 

Once you have received your swapped strips, add one additional SOLID fabric to finish the "top" of your project. (You may add others for your backing and binding!)

Bring your finished product to the May Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild meeting.

Can't make it to our next meeting but still want to participate? Send an e-mail to Elise at and she will send you her mailing address. Send your fabrics strips and a return envelope with postage to her before Tuesday, February 15th (packages must be received by that date).

Now I'm off to raid my stash in search of black, white, or gray prints. I'll share my picks soon. In the meantime, check out the blogs of some of my fellow Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild-ers, Badlands Quilts, Sewtropolis, and CraftyMSP.

Happy crafting!

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