Friday, June 24, 2011

The 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee

My friend Amy from our local Modern Quilt Guild is heading up a new quilt bee.  This is an off-shoot from the 3x6 bee.  She is calling this bee the 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee.  Participants will be placed in groups of six.  They will then make five blocks to exchange with other group members in everyone's requested colors.  Groups are reorganized quarterly.  Here is the button for the bee.  Does it look a bit familiar?  I was flattered when Amy asked if she could use a block from my most recent quilt for this. 

Head over and check it out.  You must have a swap history to join up.  Members will make blocks from their stash, although fabrics used should be "modern fabrics."

Here are some general fabric guidelines to set the expectation.  This isn't a comprehensive list, but helps members understand the direction of this bee and what participants can expect from group members:

Amy Butler
Heather Bailey
Heather Ross
Denyse Schmidt
Joel Dewberry
Moda (selected prints)
Kona and other solids
Paula Prass
Sandi Henderson
Michael Miller designers
Japanese fabrics ( Kokka, Cosmo, Echino - NOT TRADITIONAL Japanese fabrics )
Tanya Whelan
Anna Maria Horner
Tina Givens
Lizzy House
Erin McMorris
Jennifer Paganelli
Laurie Wisbrun
Tula Pink

Traditional Dislikes:
Novelty prints
Colors ( mauve, mint green, forest green, peach )
Religious theme


  1. I was excited to be accepted. Really looking forward to furthering my foray into modern!

  2. How fun! Love your stash quilt so not surprised! :)

  3. I have always wondered, do you make 5 blocks per month for a quarter? Are the blocks 6 inch? I think I had better just follow the link. :)

  4. Never mind, it was all spelled out on the group page. :) I sent a request to join!

  5. Got a little bit excited then, but I dont think I qualify, I dont even know what a swap history is :(