WELCOME to Block of the Month (BOM) 2018
Email: bom@smithtownstitchers.com

Block of the Month 2018

The theme of the 2018 Block of the Month is Tales of First Ladies.  These traditional
blocks pay tribute to first ladies who have earned their place in history.

Members will construct two blocks from the same pattern.  The first "pin up" and drawing

will be in February.  

Directions are provided for both the Go! Cutter and traditional rotary cutting.  

Don't have a Go! Cutter?  Members can bring their fabric cut to the measurements given

in the Go! instructions to Sew Time before the meeting.  Go! Cutters with the appropriate
dies will be available.

Block 1: Ladies of the White House - January/February: page 1 & page 2

Block 2: Dolly Madison - March/April: coming soon

We will display your interpretation of each block at the meeting.  Those who complete
blocks will be entered into a raffle to win a prize.  

There will have be a limited number of printed instructions at each meeting. If you have

the capacity to receive these instructions electronically, please do not take a printed
copy.  The instruction have been scanned in a PDF format and will be emailed to those

members that have email addresses listed in the membership list.  Let’s save a few
trees while we’re at it.

If you plan to combine these twelve blocks into a single quilt project at the end of the year,

you may consider gathering all of your fabric at the start.  Here is a list of fabric needed
to complete the blocks.
Yardage Requirements:
Focus Fabric               one fat quarter
Background                 seven fat quarter or 1 1/4 yards
Color family one          four fat quarters
Color family two           four fat quarters
Color family three        three fat quarters
Color family four          four fat quarters
Accent                          two fat quarters

Just in case you haven't finished your 2017 Block of the Month, the instructions will
remain up for a while.  Remember, there will be a special drawing for an iron in March for
those who have finished at least the quilt top.

February: March in the Mountains
March: Skirmishing, Cannon Firing and Uproar
April: Pleasant Campaign
May: A Beautiful Picture
June: Back Home
July: Travels
August: Jersey Boys
September: Treat From Home
October: The Monitor
November: Letters Or Papers From Home
December: Hospitals
Block of the Month
Board Member - Linda Neikam & Mary Oehrlein