“Happiness is Quilting” 2017 Block of the Month Quilt. An original quilt designed by TK Harrison from BOMquilts.com!
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The Disconnected Piecers Quilt Guild Inc. was formed in May 1994 by 14 original members who came together to attend the National Quilt Show in Paducah, KY. Each of the women were from different states and countries with the common love of quilts and quilting, so they named themselves the “Disconnected Piecers” based out of Port Charlotte, FL. They also intend to encourage and provide opportunity for the exchange of quilting ideas and projects for beginners on up.
Their guild has monthly meetings with programs, show and tell, door prizes & treats. They are a 501(c)3 organization and community service is a high priority! Donations include lap quilts to Tidewell Hospice,and nap quilts to the Head Start Program of Charlotte County. They have a biennial quilt show (even years), go on quilt retreats & bus trips. They also have local & national teachers for classes and workshops. They are a very friendly and diverse group of quilters! Over the years the Guild has grown to over 100 members!
My Facebook group was actually started from another page. There was a Lorraine fabric page which was selling the remaining stock of boundless fabric from Bluprint/Craftsy. While following that page I found there were many women and a few men who were feeling isolated due to Covid. I started my Facebook group as a way to try to build a community so they could once again belong to something and not feel lonely. We have about 300 members but they aren’t all active. I put out a post to see how many would be interested in the BOM and it was about 40. As we all know life happens so that could change.
Here’s a look at a few of the 2022 “Majestic Beauty” BOM quilts that they sewed together:
The Port Perry Patchers Quilt Guild are from Port Perry, Ontario, Canada. It’s a small town just east of Toronto. Their quilt guild was first formed in 1989. Currently they have approximately 50 active members. Ordinarily they meet on the third Monday of the month.
The Baytown Area Quilt Guild started in 1956 with 15 members. We now have about 77 members which is down from about 90 before Covid. Many have not returned yet. We meet monthly. We have a board of officers, hold our business meeting, then have a speaker who usually does a trunk show of their work.
We set a month aside for community service where we generally sew blankets and bibs for our local pregnancy resource center. We also bring other baby items to donate. Other months we collect items for the homeless shelter, the police dept., Love Network, or food bank. We try to be very community focused. We have an auction once a year as our fund raiser—a live auction of donated quilts from our members, and a silent auction. We also make a quilt each year and sell raffle tickets. All in all it’s a pretty busy group!
“Log Cabin Love” 2023 Block of the Month Quilt! An Original Design by TK Harrison! Owner of Quilt Therapy & BOMquilts.com! Finished size = 83″ square
Block Size is 12″ finished & 12 1/2″ unfinished This is a traditionally pieced quilt!
The first set of info will be released on February 20th!
Then the next Parts on the 20th of every month for the rest of 2023!
The quilt kits aren’t quite ready to sell yet. But when they are I’ll be sure to let you know!
These are the Quilt Blocks that Make up my 2023 “Log Cabin Love” BOM Quilt: