Since somebody has to be in charge of guild programs, and this year I’m “it” for my modern guild, I’ve been publishing some ideas for guild programs and challenges. Hopefully, if you are in charge of programs and challenges for your guild, you can use some of these.
Nobody volunteered to do the program this month, so I read up on tessellations, starting with this post my friend Jean did for my blog a couple of years ago. I found a couple of great books on tessellations, one by Jinny Byer (yes, that Jinny Byer!). They are:
Designing Tessellations: The Secrets of Interlocking Patterns, by Jinny Byer
Introduction to Tessellations, by Dale Seymour and Jill Britton
And if you decide to develop a program on tessellations for your guild, feel free to e-mail me. You can have my “class outline” and list of exercises if you want.
The challenge for next month is to make a 12-1/2 inch (so it will finish 12 inches) wonky house block. I made up a couple of blocks to illustrate the idea and drew a couple of additional ones for people to take home for inspiration.
We’ll vote on whether to have a “dirty Santa” swap or a drawing where one person gets all the blocks to make a quilt. Seems like most of our members are really into the swap thing, so I’m betting that’s what happens!