The 2010 Summer Picnic was August 10th at the Masonic Hall. Everyone in attendance has a great time. The 2010 Challenge Quilts were on display for the members to vote on their favorite. Shelia Gray and Mary Herring one the two Color Box Quilts. The winner of the 2010 Raffle Quilt was drawn. The block exchange was Batik Fish. Click here if you'd like the pattern.
Color Box Quilts
Sign ups for the 2011 Color Boxes will begin at the October meeting. Effective with the 2011 boxes winners will receive a quilt top, rather than a finished quilt. It's become too challenging to do the finish work in the limited time available after the boxes are passed between participants.
History: The concept for a color box quilt started in 2001 when the Community Services Chairperson put a variety of pink scraps in a box and passed it out to the members with instructions to make a 12½" by 12½" block of any design. When there were enough squares for a quilt, the top was assembled and quilted, and the contributing members had their names entered in a drawing for the quilt. The drawing was held at the Guild annual picnic.
The color box idea was so well received the membership wanted to do it again. Since then, two boxes have been circulated and the resulting squares have been assembled and quilted with the drawing held at the Guild Summer Potluck. The number of quilts made from the resulting blocks has grown from one to three. A signup sheet is passed out once the materials have been selected. Once the signup sheet is full, interested members are put on a waiting list.
Color Box instructions can be found here.