Each month of this year I am introducing a new block. You may take this as an opportunity to build your own skills. Additionally, I encourage you to post your block creations either on our ACQ Community Facebook page or on Instagram using #ACQPresidentBlock2021. Each block you post will be entered into a monthly drawing for a fat quarter bundle. If you aren’t on social media – no problem, just send me an email with your photo (email@example.com). We will draw the winner at the next guild meeting, and you don’t need to be present to win (although we hope you will because we have a great line-up this year!). The winner of June’s block will be announced at the July meeting, and the July block at the August meeting.
July’s block is the Flying Geese block.
Quilts were used as secret messages for slaves escaping on the underground railroad. One such pattern was flying geese. Slaves saw that geese flew north every spring. The flying geese pattern said follow the direction of the geese and you will be going north - to Canada and freedom. The two darkest triangles in the quilt pointed to the direction you would follow. The quilt had to be carefully placed so the direction was correct.
A link to the block may be found here: https://abyquilts.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/sisters-bom-january.pdf