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New Outreach Project- Tall Tales Book Quilt

Our next outreach quilt for 2021 will be Kate Basti’s Tall Tale book quilt made with paper pieced blocks. This quilt will be a gift to the Memphis Public Library to display or auction. Dare we hope that we can meet in person to sew these blocks together?

Directions are below and can also be found in Files on Facebook.


1.Purchase the paper piecing pattern for $1.00 at https://etsy.me/3fF7aIz.

2. Pick up your background fabric from one of our local collection sites listed in the member newsletter. We will all use the same background fabric to give the quilt a cohesive look. Our background color is Kona Ice Frappe. Each block takes one fat 16th (9” x 10.5”) of background fabric.

Members who signed up to participate will pick up fabric tagged with their names at the collection sites they chose. Additional fabric has been provided to each site for those who have not signed up but want to make blocks.

Call the member at your closest collection site before you go to make sure they will be home. If you have not signed up, confirm that the member still has extra fabric for you. Collection sites and contact information can be found in your April newsletter.

When you pick up your book quilt fabric, please also drop off your finished blocks for the Flying Geese outreach quilt.

3. Make blocks! Here’s your chance to fussy cut some fabric with images that look like book covers. Check out #talltalesblock on Instagram for inspiration. (https://bit.ly/3cRs2KV)

4. Cut 2” strips of the background fabric and add sashing to all four sides of each block.

5. Post pictures of your completed blocks on Instagram with the hashtags #memphisareamqg, #mamqgoutreach and #talltalesblock.

6. The deadline for book blocks is July 31 or our next in-person sew-in, whichever comes first.

Thank you for participating in our outreach efforts!

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