February 11, 2019 | Posted in:Row-by-row Challenge

The ROWmakers is a design group that meets once a month on the second Wednesday, February – December. The purpose of the group is to design and make a unique quilt-related project, over the course of the year, using ingredients drawn at random each month. This year’s ingredients are based on our original list from 2011. It will be interesting to see how much we’ve changed in 9 years.

The first meeting of the year is on Wednesday 13 February, 10am for a 10.30am start, in the CQ room at the Cook Community Hub. It is followed by a drop-in, until 4pm. So you can stay all day to sew.

A quilt (or another item) is made over the year by each member making their own rows, or blocks or items like bags. A list of ingredients is released at the beginning of the year and at each meeting three items are chosen to incorporate into that month’s design challenge. One will be a colour, one will be a shape and the third will be a motif. Not all three ingredients have to be included, two will be enough. With the motif category, you may decide to choose one at the beginning of the year for the whole quilt and then ignore the motif ingredient drawn out each month.

A full list of the guidelines and instructions is available here.

This is the list we will be choosing from this year. February’s choices will be posted after the meeting.

# Colours Shapes Motifs
1 Red Squares Baskets
2 Pink Rectangles Plants
3 Orange Triangles Animals
4 Yellow Circles/ Curves Bugs
5 Green Diamonds Houses
6 Turquoise Hexagons People
7 Blue Hearts Words
8 Purple Stars Birds
9 Brown Spots/ Stripes Places

(Image in banner is a quilt top by Karin Malmberg from the 2018 Rowmakers challenge.)


1 Comment

  1. Jan Hastings
    February 18, 2019

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    Hi ROWmakers. I’m interested in doing this monthly challenge, but I’m busy at this time. Can I get the elements through the blog to participate. Jan

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