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projects Guild Bees
• Ongoing small group gatherings
• Organized geographically and by quilting interest
• If you are interested in joining an Ocean Wave Bee, click here

projects Block Exchanges

ROUND ROBIN BLOCK EXCHANGE - March, 2014 to March, 2015
• Participants selected a collection of fabrics they wanted to be used to complete their blocks and assembled it in a box. Each month, the box circulated to another participant, who completed two designated blocks using any of the fabric found in the box.
• Patterns and instructions were supplied by the coordinator
• Participants received 24, six inch blocks for a quilt once the exchange was complete.
• Contact Carol Fisher with questions or for more information on how this project was organized.

BLACK & WHITE STAR SAMPLER - September, 2009 to May, 2010
• Members swap star blocks from Carol Doaks' Fifty Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars.
• Each participant selected a different star from the book.
• Stars were black and white with one additional color (these parameters were defined on the group was formed)
• Participants could, if they wished, stipulate their color selection and supply fabric of their choice.
• Participants created enough blocks to supply the rest of the group and themselves with a star.
• For more details on how this project was organized, contact Dana Mason.

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR BLOCK - September, 2009 to May, 2010
• Each participant (ideally, the group has 12 members) selected a month of the year.
• Participants created 12 blocks (the lighthouse block from EQ6, paper pieced) in fabrics and colors that reflect their selected month.
• For more details on how this project was organized, contact Dana Mason.

PINWHEEL SWAP - October, 2009 to June, 2010
• A swap of pinwheel block with exchanges taking place every other month.
• Once the group is formed; size, fabric and color parameters are decided upon.
• For each swap, participants brought sets equal to the number of members in the group. This exchange was set up so members brought multiple sets to each swap, yielding a greater number of blocks for each participant in the end.
• Contact Faith Kusterer, for more information on how this project was organized.

projects Block of the Month 2015 - 2016
• This project will consist of 12 blocks - one block distributed each month.
• Blocks are basket designs and intended to be scrappy, so no yardage requirements will be included.
• Blocks will be shown at the guild meeting and then a PDF document with instructions and an illustration will be distributed to members via email following the meeting.
• Those not able to receive emails should see Rita Bittner for a printed copy of each month's instructions.
• Questions? Contact Charlene Zygler (coordinator) Please put OW-BOM in the subject line to insure that Charlene opens your email.

projects Challenges
For rules and more information, click on the challenge title.

2016-2017 QUILT SHOW THEME CHALLENGE
• Participants are challenged to create a quilt representative of the show theme - "Quilts in the Orchards ~ Peach Blossoms."

2014 PLAYING WITH A FULL DECK
• Participants were challenged to create a quilt that is their representation of a randomly drawn playing card.

2012 THEME CHALLENGE ~ JOURNEY
• Participants were challenged to create a quilt that represents their interpretation of "journey" in fabric using any technique or combination of techniques they wished.

2011 FABRIC & COLOR CHALLENGE ~ 3 • 4 • 5
• After blindly drawing a 4 block set of 3 inch squares in one of 5 color schemes; achromatic, monochromatic, complementary, triadic or analogous, participants created a quilt using the fabric drawn and that color scheme.

2010 THEME CHALLENGE ~ A SCAVENGER HUNT
• Members were given a list of 34 items and challenged to include as many items as possible in their quilt, striving for a unified presentation.

2010 COLOR CHALLENGE ~ LIBERATED COLOR
• Participant blindly drew a paint chip and were challenged to build a quilt using the color they drew and its complementry color along with one of three neutrals: white, black or beige.
• In addition, participants were to try and incorporate techniques and blocks from pre meeting demonstrations based on the book Liberated Quiltmaking II by Gwen Marston.

2009 HOFFMAN FABRIC CHALLENGE
• Using a piece of the Hoffman Challenge fabric, participants had to incorporate the fabric and a basket into their quilt.

2008 FABRIC CHALLENGE
• Participants were given a fat quarter of fabric, selected by another participant to incorporate into a creation.

projects Secret Pals

• Year long project, intended to get member to know each other better
• Participants are assigned a "pal" for whom they perform "random acts of kindness" throughout the year using information provided in a participant questionnaire.
• Gifts are often exchanged for participant's birthdays and for Christmas/Hanukkah.
• The reveal of the secret pals if celebrated with a luncheon or other get together.
• This project is currently on hiatus - it will resume at a later date.

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