There is still time to go to http://www.pileofabric.com/post/2012/12/28/skill-builder-block-of-the-month to sign up with Alyssa online and email the BOM Chair–Limbania (or Angela) to sign up with the guild and get a punch card for this awesome BOM. The first two blocks are available and there are videos and pdf patterns to get you started. Alyssa says “This BOM will have a total of 20 blocks, 2 blocks per month. On Thursday, January 17th, 2013 I will post the first lesson. On the 3rd Thursday of the month I will post the Block Lesson, which will include photo step by step instructions of the 2 blocks for that month (with occasional video tutorials). You will also be given a PDF of the lesson so you can print it off your computer. Then 2 weeks later I will post the FMQ Lesson, in this lesson I will go over how to plan the ideas for these blocks, and the actual quilting. That way you have about 2 weeks time to make the blocks before I start talking about actually quilting. Ultimately you have 4 weeks time between each set of 2 blocks.”
So the first blocks are out and look like this:
And the second is this.
Also, there is a Flickr group at http://www.flickr.com/groups/skillbuilderbom/ that you can join and participate in—people from all over the world and of all skill levels have joined in. Limbania plans to give a punch/stamp card to each PHXMQG Member participant for a drawing at the end of the year—each member that completed his or her card will be eligible for the drawing.
**All photos borrowed from Alyssa at Pile O’ Fabric**