StarGazer Block Exchange
Instead of the now-traditional boxed block exchange, or the row robin, we're hosting an exchange of star blocks. At the end of the year, you should have enough to stars to make a table runner, place mats, or wall quilt (or to start a wonderful star quilt of your own).
To participate, you need to let us know at September's meeting (or by email before October's meeting) and assemble a StarKit – due at October's meeting.
Each StarKit should include your name and contact information, a sample star, your choice of background fabric, one fabric to be used in the stars, and info on an accent fabric. If you want your stars to be less scrappy and more consistent, you may include at least 1 yard each of the background and chosen Star fabric.
You may also ask for either ONE 12.5” (unfinished) block, or TWO 6.5” (unfinished) blocks from each participant in your group.
Participants will be separated into small groups of StarMakers.
The StarKits will revolve around in these groups each month (except December) while the StarMakers make stars to include in the StarKit they receive that month. The StarMakers can make ANY Star, using any technique, including hand, machine, or freeform piecing, applique, paper-piecing, etc., but they must follow the StarGazer’s instructions as to color and size.
At our meetings, we have snacks and drinks available for our members provided by our members. We also have coffee, tea and other drinks provided by the Guild itself.
This year, we are returning to a similar method of determining who brings in refreshments that we have used in the past. At each meeting, we will announce that the people with the last names beginning with a range of letters (e.g. A through C for October) should sign up to bring snacks, fruits or vegetables for the next meeting.
Munchies include baked goods (home-made or store bought) chips, crackers, cheese, fruits and veggies (cut up or in portions which make them easy to eat and share.)
Everyone who brings a treat or a snack to a meeting will be entered into a raffle at that meeting as a reward.
Patty, Claire and Elaine are also planning our Annual Holiday Party in December, where EVERYONE brings something.
We'd appreciate it very much if you could help by bringing something when your opportunity comes up.