Simply put, a Group Quilt is a quilt made by a group of people. There are many reasons to make a group quilt or quilts, such as friendship, fund raising, challenges. Many quilt shows have categories for Group Quilts made by 2 or more people. Group quilts can be simple block exchanges, where a participant contributes a specific block or blocks following a set of rules or the more complicated Round Robin where everyone in the group makes a block or center medallion and each member of the group adds a border and passes it to the next person until it returns to the original maker. A group quilt can also be a quilt made from blocks collected from the group and assembled by one person as a gift or a for a fund raiser. A popular fund raising group quilt is one made with blocks from a classroom of children and stitched together by a parent.
Benefits of a Group Quilt
- A Group Quilt is a way to stitch and share with friends.
- A Group Quilt is a good fundraiser.
Tools and Supplies - Group Quilt
You can't make a Group Quilt without a group of Sewists, but you'll need the following as well:
- Basic sewing supplies
- Sewing machine
- Rules of the group or pattern
What I Wish I Knew When I Started - Group Quilt
Not everyone working on the GROUP QUILT will be at the same skill level so kindness to friends and participants is a must. When assembling a Group Quilt, be prepared to add borders or extra sashing to piece the blocks together. If the quilt is a gift, be sure to have the makers sign their block; the recipient will appreciate seeing the names.