Our Common Pool Quilt Block Challenge 2019

Beth started it.  Elizabeth was interviewing Quilting Army member, Beth Strand on December 28, 2018.  They were talking about projects for 2019.  Elizabeth mentioned the idea of the Quilting Army making 6 1/2 inch unfinished blocks of all kinds to demonstrate the richness of our common pool of quilting resources -- in piecing, appliqué, EPP, foundation piecing, etc.

 

Beth said, "I'll make my go-to Sawtooth Star Variation." Within the hour, she had posted her block.  So, we just had to do it!  The Challenge was on.

 

So, here are the details:

 

1.  Make a 6 1/2 inch block using traditional resources.  It can be anything -- pieced, appliqué, EPP, foundation piecing, anything.  Use whatever technique you want.  Make it in the Just Wanna Quilt colors:  blue, green, pink, orange, white and/or black.  (See our logo above).  

 

2.  Document.  Use the form here to document your block and the process you used.  

 

3.  Mail in the block.

 

Our Common Pool/Just Wanna Quilt

Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Tulane Law School

6329 Freret St.

New Orleans, LA 70118

 

Deadline:  We're hoping for January 15, 2019.  (yes!) But we will probably extend it.  We just can't wait to see what people do.  

 

4.  Post your block to social media.

 

Here are here are the hashtags:

#JustWannaQuilt

#QuiltingArmy

#OurCommonPoolQuiltBlockChallenge2019

#OurCommonPool

 

So, what are we going to do with the blocks that we get?  We're going to tell the story of copyright and quilting.  We might make a book.  We'll likely post the directions and the blocks.  We don't know!  Maybe we should ask Beth.  After all, this is all her fault!

 

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