Block Lottery

Beginning in June of 2013 because of our affiliation with the national MQG and increase in expenses, we thought this would be a terrific way to raise funds without directly passing on the increase.  (Thank you Seacoast MQG for the idea!)  

In the interim, we've learned how great it is for skill building, education, and stash busting!  It's also been a wonderful opportunity to receive an "insta-quilt" from your friends.

Participation is voluntary, and everyone who chooses to create with us, makes one (or more ) of the featured block.  Entry into The Lottery is $1 per block.  The winner receives ALL of the blocks.  Occasionally, multiple winners are selected if the number of blocks received is large, or as with the Adore-la blocks from September 2016, negative space is a component of the design.  

The block size may vary from month-to-month, but will always be listed in the instructions, as is a chosen color palette or theme, and tutorial links. 


The rules are simple:
  • The Lottery is open to all ECMQG members in good standing.
  • Please use only quilt shop quality fabric (No big box fabric stores with the exception of designer lines). 
  • Please no batiks, civil war prints, or traditional fabrics
  • The aesthetic is ALWAYS MODERN.
  • Construct your block well; use 1/4" seam allowances.  
  • Blocks should be the correct size, within an eighth of an inch. 
  • Each block + $1 is an entry.  
  • There is no submission limit.  Enter as many as you'd like.
  • Label your block with your name, somewhere within a seam allowance.  An address label stuck to the back also works.  
  • Past winners can contribute, but please understand until we see a finished quilt top (or project) from your bonanza, someone else will know the thrill of winning.
  • Please contact a member of the Board with questions.  

July 2017 - Summer SpinOut

June 2017 - Fractured Curves


May 2017 - Hidden Gems


April 2017 - Wonky Flying Geese


March 2017 - Letha's Electric Fan


February 2017 - You've Got Mail!


January 2017 - 60° Triangles


November 2016 - Foldstar








July 2016 - Umbrella Block



June 2016 - Elaine's Susannah




May 2016 - Tidal Pool



April 2016 - 
Checker




February 2016  - Arrows

 January 2016  - Windows