Thanks to everyone who played the Quilt Alliance Scavenger Hunt at QuiltCon! All those who submitted a completed form at the show received a special quilt label, a measuring tape compliments of our friends at Fairfield, a Q.S.O.S. tote bag and were entered to win one of six copies of Why Quilts Matter: History, Art and Politics. This landmark nine-part documentary series comes in a two-DVD set that includes 9 episodes and 7 bonus features.

Why Quilts Matter DVD sets were generously donated by Shelly Zegart, executive producer and host for the series and co-founder of The Kentucky Quilt Project and the Quilt Alliance.

And the winners are…
Jolie Maxtin of Fort Worth, Texas
Rebecca Shields of Houston, Texas
Jody Sullivan of Pound Ridge, New York
Susan Martin of Mounds View, Minnesota
Leona McCann of Merlo Park, California
Becky Glasby of Paducah, Kentucky

Thanks to everyone who played and visited with us at QuiltCon, and congratulations to the winners! Please share your good news and help spread the word about the Quilt Alliance and Why Quilts Matter.

And stay tuned for upcoming Scavenger Hunts that everyone can play online!

How To Trim Flying Geese Without A Specialty Ruler

If you don’t have a Bloc-Loc ruler, you may find trimming these flying geese challenging. But by following these steps, you should be able to get four accurate geese in each color!

First, line up your ruler so the point of the flying geese unit will be trimmed exactly ¼” above the point. Try to line the unit up as straight as possible on the other three sides.

Next, flip the unit over. Line up the edge you just cut on the 2” line of the ruler as shown below, and trim the excess from the top.

Flip the unit right side up again. Line the lower left corner up with the 3 ½” mark on your ruler as shown above. Trim the excess on the right.

Finally, flip the unit over again so the point is pointing towards the 2” line. Align the left edge of the unit with the 3 ½” ruler mark as shown above and trim the excess on the right. Your flying goose unit is now ready to be pieced into your block!

Quilt Documentation Tip

 Andrea’s block story is all about the importance of quilt guilds. Quilting can feel solitary, but guilds bring us together. It’s a topic of conversation that was discussed with two Birthday Block of the Month Designers in a recent Textile Talk where the participants all shared emotional stories about their love for their guilds. 

Did you know that your guild can document your quilts as a group? Consider hosting a quilt documentation day in your guild! Follow these instructions and have members share three minute stories about one meaningful quilt in the Quilt Alliance’s signature Go Tell It documentation program. You could even host a screening so all of your members can see the videos! Get in touch at:

See You in October for Month Seven!

Thank you so much to everyone who has participated in the Quilt Alliance’s Birthday Block of the Month so far! Our designer for next month, the seventh block we’re making together, is Bonnie Hunter herself! 

Be sure to tag @quiltalliance and @3rdstoryworkshop on Instagram with your block photos this month, and use the hashtag #QuiltAllianceBOM. And leave any questions about this month’s block in the comments below!


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