It's our Birthday and you are all invited!

Birthday block

As we celebrate 40 years of The Quilters’ Guild we’d like to invite your Region and Groups to participate in a fun way to join in with the Guild’s Birthday whilst supporting the Guild fundraising.

We’d love you to share this with your region and group members at the next meeting and invite them to get involved. Perhaps consider organising an event where you could all sew together to celebrate our Birthday?

At the Festival of Quilts this summer we want to be able to show off the fabulous, colourful, creative sewing of our members. Not everyone wants to enter quilts to the big shows, or make huge quilts but this is a fun way for everyone to show off their work with The Guild!

Guild member Sarah Ashford (@sarahashfordstudio) has designed for us a super manageable sized fun Birthday Block based on our party hat logo above. We’d love to invite members to make one and send it to us to be part of a colourful, joyful celebration of the love of Patchwork and Quilting that lies at the heart of The Quilters’ Guild! 

The finished blocks will be displayed at both events and will be used to raise further funds for the Guild.

This block pattern is available to buy at the Quilters’ Guild QShop now.  Both the paper and digital version are available for £3.50 (+P&P for the paper version) with all profits passing to The Guild. The digital pattern will be emailed to you as a PDF file. Paper copies will also be available for regions to buy to sell at events, please contact commercial@quiltersguild.org.uk for wholesale details.

The pattern is a Foundation Paper Pieced Pattern – the instructions contain full illustrated instructions and tips for how to do FPP so it’s a nice project for beginners or anyone who would like to try a new skill too.

Choose your favourite bright party colours, feel free to personalise and embellish your party hat, embroider your name or initials, add a pom pom or trim – it’s up to you! 

In the pattern there are full instructions about how to finish your block and where to send it by the end of June 2019 to be included in our display at The Guild Stand this summer. Please note if you decide to send it for display, we cannot return blocks but they will be used in another fundraising capacity for The Guild later in the year.

Please share this fun initiative with your members and encourage them to take part. We’d love to involve as many members as possible to help celebrate the 40 years of success of the Guild through the creativity and skill of our members. Maybe your regional event could include a Birthday Party session making Birthday Blocks together? 

As ever the Editor of The Quilter Magazine would love to see your pictures from your region, we’re celebrating our Birthday all year! Please email pictures of your event to editorquilter@quiltersguild.org.uk – get those party hats on!

The Quilters Guild Marketing Team
York