Monday, July 18, 2022

July 2022 Meeting Recap

Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild met for our July meeting on Saturday July 16th.

Upcoming Quilting Events

Quilt Alliance: Textile Talks

·      Wednesday, July 20, 2pm EST: Social, Cultural, and Political in Excellence in Fibers
·      Wednesday, July 27, 2pm EST: A Stitch in Time:  The Making of the Legacy Quilt
Register online at

Smokey Mountain Quilters Quilt Show
August 5 – 6 at the Knoxville Expo Center
Merikay Waldvogel will be doing quilt turning on 5th
Further info on the website:

Restoration House Charity Quilts

We have two quilts in work at the moment for Restoration House

2022 Quilt 3: OKC block 

Instructions are available here:
Please use the palettes shown above, and please use Kona white for the white block which a shown in the examples.
Blocks due at our August meeting. 

2022 Quilt 4: Bars Block
Instructions for the block can be found in this tutorial:
Please use two solid colors (not white) from this palette:

Blocks for this one are due in September.

Look out for pictures of the finished quilts over the next few months.

2022 Block of the Month Quilt-along

Our sixth block in this Quilt-along is a Saw Tooth Star Block - see the previous post for instructions.

QuiltCon Outreach Quilt Challenge

We have our design, and the design committee have a piecing plan.  Watch out for details coming soon of a sew-in day to work on piecing the top of our quilt.

Quilted Coat mini 'Retreat'

Those who are interested in taking part, now is the time to get your pattern and choose your textile.  We are planning a Friday evening plus Saturday 'retreat' - more details in your inbox soon.

Show & Tell






Kelly (Showing the front and pieced back of her quilt)

Michelle's series of blocks that tell the story of a vacation



Saturday, July 16, 2022

KMQG Block of the Month 2022: Block 6, Sawtooth Star

It's time for Block 6 in our Block of the Month Quilt-Along! We found this one posted by the Boulder Modern Quilt Guild as part of their 2018 Block of the Month series, and we love that it's so graphic and a perfect example of the "modern traditional" characteristic of modern quilting.

According to the Boulder MQG, the Sawtooth Star has been around since the late 1800s and is a very iconic, classic quilt block. The block uses squares, rectangles, single flying geese (FG) and half-square triangle (HST) units. This version uses two colors to create a simple divided variation.

This block is super fun and easy to put together. The instructions from the Boulder MQG can be found here: The tutorial includes links for additional instructions on creating the HSTs and flying geese. You can also access a cheatsheet here

  • It's super easy to make 3 blocks this time -- just multiply all the cutting instructions by 3! Make 3 identical blocks, and when they're finished, you can flip one or two of them around for the effect of opposite color placement without doing any extra work.
  • The HSTs need to be trimmed down to 3.5-inch squares before you assemble the block. If you have any HST units left from your April Mod Square block, you can use them for this block.
  • When sewing flying geese, it helps to sew just alongside the marked line (toward the corner you will cut off). That gives you a scant 1/4" seam allowance and helps ensure your geese aren't too small.
  • The Add-a-Quarter ruler is helpful when trimming flying geese.