Over the years I have participated in a number of signature block exchanges. Those signature blocks provide such good memories of my quilty friends and the great times we have had together in meetings and at retreats. However, I have found it a bit of a challenge to figure out the best way to use those blocks.
Scroll down for more on drafting the album block along with this quilt layout using Electric Quilt 8.
Tech Know Quilters Masters Signature Block Exchange
Last month the challenge for Tech Know Quilter Masters members was to create a virtual signature quilt. There were three parts to the challenge:
The group really outdid itself this month. Having a chance to revisit the blocks and quilts as I posted them here, made me super proud of this exceptional group of designers.
I chose to use the signatures in a quilt -- so if you scroll down you will be able to see the signatures in my virtual quilt.
Here are the blocks that were shared during the challenge.
Here are the signature block quilts that were shared on Facebook. Notice that some members used their own blocks with the signatures of the participants. Others incorporated the submitted blocks in their quilts. And this was all done virtually!
Want to Know More About TKQ Masters?
Tech Know Quilters members are eligible for the Masters program after completing 12 months of Tech Know Quilter classes. Masters members receive fewer lessons each month, with more time to devote to their own projects and challenges.
Drop me a note if you have completed over 12 months of Tech Know Quilters and are interested in learning more about the Masters program.
You can learn more about the regular Tech Know Quilters membership program and sign up for the wait list for the next open enrollment period here.
Album Block Signature Quilt
In the tutorial today, I decided to share how to draft the album block I used in my Heritage Club exchange quilt. Along with the process to incorporate the Tech Know Quilter signatures in the virtual quilt.
A Few Notes on Removing the Background
Album Quilt Layout
In the video, I did not include information on drafting the other blocks, or working with the fabrics. The fabrics I used were old Jo Morton fabrics from Andover. I collected them at least 10 years ago -- and they still match fabrics in my personal collection. :)
Have you every done a signature quilt? I look forward to seeing pictures in the Learning EQ Facebook group.
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