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:
Moda (selected prints)
Kona and other solids
Michael Miller designers
Japanese fabrics ( Kokka, Cosmo, Echino - NOT TRADITIONAL Japanese fabrics )
Anna Maria Horner
Colors ( mauve, mint green, forest green, peach )