Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Learning with Block Party

The twelve dancing princesses / talented quilters from Block Party are not only holding a fabulous giveaway, they're also charting the development of online quilting bees and providing both instruction and inspiration for us all. I only discovered Handmade by Alissa in the summer, and via Alissa's blog, I came to know about online bees, her involvement with Block Party, and to see some of their lovely quilts. A book about the quilting bee and online community is in process, guided by Alissa. I can't imagine a better way to research the modern quilt phenomenon than to get the online quilters to participate in the making and compilation of information and documented projects. Reaching out to all of us who are connected by a love of fabric, colour and design, the book will contain photographs of the quilt squares we piece over the next year.

...one of the fat-quarter giveaway packs...

I'm just excited by the prospect of witnessing all the different ideas and varying approaches to a given design or tutorial. There will be a lot of learning and happy sewing!