Block Exchange -
A Note from Carrolyn:
With the November 2016 Blocks we start a new quilt design book, Volume 8. A reminder that a total of ten different blocks
(and/or Wonder blocks) are necessary for a free design booklet.....and all blocks
are available to download below and on the website and the forum. A quick email to Carrolyn Vidal can get you
a list of which blocks you have already submitted. Let's make this our most
inclusive design book yet!
INMQ Block Exchange
The block exchange is for INMQ
members who wish to share their creative quilting ideas and designs.
Those designs may then be used to compile an INMQ design book to be sold.
One of our members has generously created a index for our design books. Please click here for the PDF version of the index.
This is how it works:
- Two new printed quilt blocks will be
published on the yahoo group site and on the INMQ.org website preceding each of
our formal meetings in January, March, September and November. Members
may download them or pick up hard copies for the next blocks at each formal
- Each participant takes the printed
block and “quilts” a design onto the paper as if using needle and thread.
Please use a black Sharpie pen (fine or regular point) for the final quilting
so the design is dark enough for clear copying. You may use a pencil
first, but please finish it off with a Sharpie and erase stray pencil lines. Think of that pencil as “water
soluble” thread & the Sharpie as the final stitching thread.
- Don’t forget to write your name on
the submitted block for proper credit of those participating. If you have a business name or website, feel
free to add it also.
- Finished blocks are due by the next
meeting date following the meeting in which it was distributed.
Example: The block issued at the Nov. meeting is due by the Jan.
meeting….Jan.’s block is due March etc.
- Participation is voluntary.
You only need to submit one “quilted” block to be considered a participant in
that round and have your name placed into a basket for a special prize
drawing at each meeting. Each “quilted” block entitles the
designer to a separate drawing entry. Multiple entries of
both masculine and feminine designs for each block are strongly
- As an extra incentive to
participate, if a member submits a minimum of ONE design for each published
block…i.e.all 8 (10) different blocks throughout the year (Nov. through
Sept.) ,the member will be entitled to a FREE design booklet when
they are published in time for the WSQ Quilt Show. If both designs are
submitted in one time frame, the participant is entitled to buy a booklet at a
(20) 25 % discount, four for a (40)50% discount, six for a (60) 75% discount
...dependent on the number of designs/meetings that year. The block exchange chairman will keep track
of these designs. If you decide to not participate, then you may still purchase
the booklet when it becomes available.
- Your “quilted” blocks may be
submitted to Carrolyn Vidal at the meeting they are due or mailed to her ahead
of time at 501 Jade Dr., Newport, WA 99156. They may also be
scanned and emailed to her at Carrolyn501@yahoo.com. Please feel free to contact Carrolyn at any time if
you have any questions.
Click the link above for a pdf file with ALL of the designs for our Volume 8 booklet due
out in October 2017. Individual blocks can be accessed below. Blocks must be received by the September 17, 2017 meeting to qualify. In order to get a free booklet, member
quilters need to "machine quilt with a sharpie" one of each design (the
Wonder block can be substituted for any block(s). If anyone wants
to know which ones they are missing, they can email me at Carrolyn501@yahoo.com .
We are posting all of the
blocks for the next year at the request of several members. The annual
design books include Nov. thru Sept. block designs. To be
eligible for the FREE INMQ Design Booklet Vol 8, participants need at least one
drawing of each block due at the Nov. 2016 - Sept 2017 meetings. Blocks
for any meetings can be sent to Carrolyn at any time, but only those received
by the due date will be eligible for the prize drawings held at each meeting.
November 2016 Blocks - Due November 2017 (first blocks for the 2017 Booklet - Vol. 8)
January 16, 2017 Blocks
March 19, 2017 Blocks
June 11, 2017 Blocks
September 17, 2017 Blocks (Last Block for 2016 Booklet - Vol 7)
November 19, 2016 (First Block for 2017 Booklet - Vol 9)
(where can I use this? where can I show my signature
design? what can go in all that blank space?)
This block is a chance to show your talents with a blank
square.....and may be substituted for ANY block due during the year for
Volume 7. Repetitions of this creative block are welcomed for multiple
chances for the quarterly drawings at the meetings.