Word Quilt Challenge
Let’s take this show on the road!
- 2017 Officers Tamara and Tania are organizing a special exhibit of all of the quilts created for PMQG Word Quilts - starting in Portland and then, hopefully, traveling on to other parts of the country
- If you have a completed #PMQGSpeaks2017 quilt (or can have one finished by July 16th), contact Tamara and Tania through the Guild email firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2017 we participated in a year long quilt challenge, Word Quilts, led by Meredith Hobbs. Members were encouraged to choose their word, words or phrase -- motto, mantra, song lyrics, scripture, political statement -- and design a unique piece to reflect their own sensibilities. Meredith introduced a new topic or technique at our monthly Guild meetings.
PMQG's theme for our Special Exhibit at the 2018 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is Words, Unbound. Size requirements: no smaller than 40 inches and no larger than 80 inches on any side.
Post your Word Quilts to social media with the hashtag #PMQGspeaks2017
Below is a list of both free and for purchase fonts and alphabets.
(Please tag any resources used in social media. Spread the love!)
- Spell It with Moda (basic piecing) #spellitwithmoda
- Easy as ABC from Blossom Heart Quilts (basic piecing)
- Best Day Ever: Free Alphabet Character Block Patterns from McCalls Quilting, Adapted from a Quilt Designed by Kathryn Simel (basic piecing)
- The Quilter Community Alphabet (foundation paper piecing)
PDF and Printed Alphabet Patterns Available for Purchase
- Denyse Schmidt's The Proverbial Quilt (print) (pdf)
- Tula Pink's Modern Alphabet (pdf only)
- Sam Hunter's Quilt Talk
- Elizabeth Hartman's Refrigerator Magnets
- Diane Bohn's (From Blank Pages) My First Alphabet and My ABC's
- QuietPlay's extensive alphabet options
- Geometric Alphabet--uppercase
- Geometric Alphabet--lowercase
- Just My Type Typewriter Letters--uppercase
- Just My Type Typewriter Letters--lowercase
- Just My Type Typewriter Numbers and Punctuation
- Cursive Script Lowercase Alphabet Paper Pieced Alphabet
Techniques, Tutorials, and Inspiration
- Improv Quarter Circle Tutorial by Yvonne at quiltingjetgirl
- Machine Applique Basics with Elizabeth Hartman and Make:
- Creative Quilt Backs with Elizabeth Hartman and Craftsy (free), helpful for filling space around your letters or phrase