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Annamal Quilts ADMIN January 17, 2013
MANY THANKS to you all for your work and creativity! I'll leave this group open, and hope to see your completed quilts here someday!

Group Description

Welcome to Neutral and Not !

This is a block-a-month, 12-month quilting bee running from November 2011-through November 2012. Each month, one member will send out fabrics and instructions for a quilt block of her choice to all the worker bees. They'll send completed blocks back, and it will be really fun!

This bee is open to quilters with at least solid beginner-to-intermediate sewing skills. I’d prefer that you have an active flickr account with pictures posted of any bees you’ve been in before, and all your lovely projects.

We'll make ambitious quilts with one common element: they'll be made with a neutral color, and a decidedly not neutral color (just one!), focusing on design and contrast. Multiple fabrics/prints are fine, but we'll try to stick (loosely, at least) to one color family.

This might sound really limiting, but once you start to think about great color combinations, it gets a little out of control. Red and white is such a classic, but what about red and bone? gray and yellow? Aqua and sand? Coal and rose? Flame and stone?

I love quilts like these, and was inspired by the red and white quilt show in NYC a while ago. But the idea of making block after block with the same color is a little intimidating, and this way, we'll be helping each other complete amazing quilts that just might be a drag to do alone.

If you're interested in joining and up for the creative challenge, send me a flickr mail!

Members must agree to:
-a year-long commitment

-participate as the Queen Bee for one month (See When it is your month... thread)

-communicate any issues that arise that could affect your participation. If, for any reason, you cannot complete a block, going to be late on a deadline, run out of fabric, have to resign, change addresses, you MUST contact the caretaker (Anna). Be honest, up front, about your skills: what you feel you can, or can’t manage (and if there is anything you won’t do).

Here are some helpful technical hints on quilting bees!

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