Block of the Month & Patterns

2019/20 Theme “Meet the Makers”

Each year a theme is picked for members to make and share a particular quilt block. At the end of the year (or after a couple of years…) we get to see each other’s quilts, and be amazed at the wonderful variety that came from one idea!

January 2020 Posting – Block 4 of “Meet the Makers” and the video that goes with it.

Block 4 video

November 2019 Posting – Block 3 of “Meet the Makers” and the video that goes with it.

Block 3 Video


October 2019 Posting  –  Block 2 of the “Meet the Makers” and the video that goes with it.

September 2019 Posting – This year’s challenge is “Meet the Makers” and here is the estimated yardage required for the quilt which finished up at 70 x 70   SEPT 2019 – Block one MTM by Riley Blake .

We also have video tutorials with an Introduction to the BOM video –

Introduction to the BOM video – please watch for very useful tips!

Video block one


I am doing mine in some moda ombre solids…you can chose something from your stash or call me for a kit!
Happy Quilting
Michelle Reddy – Palermo

Free Patterns

As requests for free patterns from our demonstrations continue, we are providing  links to some of our more popular requests and hope you enjoy the Delightful Selvedge Pot Holders, Mug Bag, Bunny Bag and Pillowcase for our Christmas 2019 drive.

Make a Pillowcase

Here are easy video instructions to make a pillowcase to bring to our Festive Potluck members’ meeting.  Your pillowcase will be delivered to Youth Without Shelter, a local charity that we support with our comfort quilts

Mug Bag pattern

Mini Bag for your Mug pattern
The EQG Make & Take Workshop in Sept 2019 produced a wonderful array of mini drawstring mug bags. They were made using orphaned blocks, UFOs, sample fabrics, and other scraps, in an attempt to use ‘what we have’. The drawstrings were created using a 1” strip of fabric, two pins and an iron.

If you wish to make your own mug bag, just follow the instructions on the pattern. We would love to see your bags when they are finished, or contact Janice Telfer if you need help with the final steps of construction.

Bunny Bag Tutorial

Delightful Selvedge Pot Holders Instructions and Pattern


English Paper Piecing tutorial