2017 Blocks of the Year

The blocks are simple, classic beauties that whip up in no time! They are precut and scrap friendly too–so please join in the fun!!!

We will collect blocks at each monthly meeting, and you can earn chances to win a fun prize each month (receive 1 prize chance for every 5 blocks). These blocks will eventually be turned into Pieces of Love Quilts at our summer workshop. Of course, we love it when you use your blocks of the month to complete a finished quilt for Pieces of Love!

Finished quilts will earn 5 chances in the monthly drawing—not that you need any incentive or anything!!!! As always, your participation is so greatly appreciated. If you have any questions you can email me at kequilts@gmail.com. -Karin Estepani

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Main Line Quilters 2017 Challenge

MLQ 2017 Guild Challenge, “A Little Color”

For our MLQ Challenge this year, you are asked to choose 1 color- any color, and a vintage pattern.

  • *If you choose yellow as The Color, you can use any number of yellow fabrics that read
    Yellow. For
    example, yellow can be yellow-greens or yellow orange, they can be bright, light, solid or prints.
    You can use color wheels or just eyeball the colors when put side-by-side.

  • *You may include one neutral fabric like white, off-whites, black, and gray.

  • *As always, quilts are to be completed for the December 2017 Tea & Challenge Reveal.

  • Embellishment is encouraged but not required.
    Have fun and use your imagination!!!
    Debbie Peyton
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Nearly Insane Project

Several members of Main Line Quilters have embarked on an endeavor called the “Nearly Insane Project”, inspired by Nearly Insane, a book by Liz Lois, based on the 1870’s quilt created by Salinda Rupp.

Visit the website for more information: http://www.nearlyinsane.com

Liz and Lois Publications
26424 60th Street
Salem, WI 53168
Copyright 2003

This is a reproduction of a quilt made by Salinda Rupp in Pennsylvania in the 1870’s.  There are 98 blocks; no two are alike.  It can be paper pieced or assembled in the traditional manner using templates.  Three members of MLQ are currently making blocks and two more have ordered the book.  Marty Laney first saw the quilt in Salt Lake City where she bought her book.

Here are a sample of some of the blocks made thus far:

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