Cabarrus Quilters Guild


Our Special Events Calendar

Sew Saturday is a held the third Saturday of the month at Bonitz (directions).

Address: 4539 Enterprise Dr

Concord, NC

SEW SATURDAY INFO - these sessions are in addition to our regular monthly meetings and workshops. Cost $3.

Future Sew Saturday Ideas:
Square in a Square Technique – Need an instructor
Night & Day (Eleanor Burns) – Carol Harris

If you have any requests or ideas, or if you would be willing to instruct or lead the group, please contact Carol Harris.

Ongoing Guild Activities for 2014

                   This year we are offering 3 activities which we hope will satisfy not only your individual skill level but your spirit of adventure. 


The first is a Mystery Quilt and it is exactly that……a mystery.  You will be using your own fabric and only you will be working on this quilt.  This is a 6 month project you will do at home.  In March Nancy Miller will send out instructions on how much fabric to purchase and suggestions on purchasing so many lights, darks, med., and any prints you will need.  You will also receive each month instructions on what to make that month.  For example, you might need to make 100 half square triangles or maybe 120 four patches.  Instructions will be included each month on how to make the specified parts.  By the time you get to the 5th and 6th months your instructions will be on how to assemble the individual parts to make blocks and then how to sew the blocks into a beautiful lap size quilt.  It is absolutely amazing to see how different Mystery Quilts look when they are revealed.  Everyone uses the same pattern and all that is different is the fabric!  WOW!


Second is a Block of the Month for the beginning quilter.  This is a 9 month project which will begin in February.   You will receive instructions each month on how to make one 12 ½ inch block.  Many of the patterns,  will be from my own “Beginning Sampler Quilt”.   For example you will be making a log cabin, sawtooth star, house block, etc.   You will be selecting your own fabric and like the Mystery Quilt only you will be working on this quilt.  After all 9 blocks are made it will be up to you to assemble them as you like, although, for those wishing to have more instruction on how to assemble your quilt top I will be more than happy to arrange a day to meet and work together on this project.


Third is an intermediate Block of the Month for the more seasoned quilter.  This is also a 9 month project which will begin in February.  You will receive instructions each month on how to make one 12 ½ inch block.  These patterns will be more challenging,  there will be several stars, a New York Beauty which will be paper pieced and the 54/40 or Fight block where you will need to use a template, (template will be provided).  And like the beginner BOM you will select your own fabric and only you will be working on this quilt.


Both Nancy and I will be sending the monthly instructions out via e-mail the Sunday before our meeting.  This way you will be able to look them over and if you have any questions Nancy and I will be able to answer them before the meeting or during the break.


We are already on our way to a fun year as 15 members have already signed up for the Mystery Quilt with many wanting to do both the Mystery and BOM.  Please e-mail me at or call me if you wish to sign up for any of these activities.    Also please specify which BOM you are interested in and don’t forget they start In February so you need to sign up soon.  Only those signing up will receive monthly instructions.


Candy McManaway