Block of the Month Programs Galore!

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Our Green County Barn Quilt Block of the Month program is coming to an end in the next few weeks. We wanted to take a few minutes to highlight this program and to fill you all in on the other Block of the Month programs that we will be offering in the near future.

It all started when we made the decision to open our shop in Monticello. As Barb was driving around Green County, she noticed the barn quilts and how much they added to the landscape. She became inspired to design a quilt based on the blocks on the barns and it evolved into a block of the month (BOM) program.

She contacted Lynn and Kris, the two women heading up the Green County Barn Quilts Project (learn more about Green County Barn Quilts HERE). From there, Barb chose 12 barn quilt blocks based on colors and designed a quilt. The blocks in the first quilt are, to our knowledge, true to the colors used on the barns. There is one slight difference in the “Little Giant” block. The block in the quilt uses gold instead of orange.

Hilary and Barb show the Green County Barn Quilt to Barry Adams from the Wisconsin State Journal. Click on the photo for a link to the article.

Although the block of the month program is coming to a close next month, it won’t be disappearing completely. We’ve had a great deal of interest in the quilt and have decided to repeat the program after the 1st of the year. Barb has also been busy designing Green County Barn Quilt #2. Quilt #2 will feature blocks in reds, blacks, whites, and greys. That program will also be starting after the 1st of the year.

The "Spider Web" block is on a barn owned by the Earl and Bette Ufken Family in Juda
The "Tumbleweed" block is on a barn owned by Dennis & Elizabeth Lauer in Monroe

In addition to these two programs, we will also be doing a more traditional block of the month program using the “Ginger Rose” fabric line from Andover. The fabric and the quilt were designed by Nancy Murty and each month includes a bonus project pattern. Bonus projects include lap quilts, wall hangings, and a table runner!

"Ginger Rose" Block of the Month Quilt by Nancy Murty
"Ginger Rose" bonus projects

If you’re looking for something to keep you consistently working on a project, a block of the month program might be a good fit for you. Stop into the shop or contact us for details on any of our 3 programs, including to be added to a “waiting list” (more like an “interested list”) for our Barn Quilt Programs.

If you can’t wait for the 1st of the year to take a class or get started on a project, check out our full class schedule for this fall. We hope to see you in our classroom soon!


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