Postal Office and fees

Posted by on June 14, 2018 in block lotto community, uncategorized | 4 comments

Karen and anyone living overseas! Don’t feel you have to donate your blocks because of postage; you should hold your head up and participate fully. All of us can take turns mailing out of the country. Each time I mail an envelope or package I marvel that someone is willing to take it from my home town and hand deliver it to my recipient. wherever they live in the world, in just a matter of days/weeks and charge such a tiny bit for the service. When I drop a letter in the mailbox, I am always grateful that I don’t have to buy a plane ticket and deliver it myself every time I want to mail something!  If you think about it, we should all salute the Post Office folks around the world for all they do so cheerfully and promptly.  I love getting mail and wish it wasn’t such a rare occasion now days.

All May blocks so far…

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in block lotto community, housekeeping | 1 comment

Hi everyone,
Here is the latest list for this month of May.

Please let me know if I have missed anyone, I may have missed a post somewhere.
Barbara Post 6
Marsha.reeves 7
Cathy L.(in LA) 4
Moira Mc Spadden 4
Kathy L (from Allentown ) 6
Margaret .rolfe 6
QuiltLady 10 7
Peggy 4
Cathy Kizerman 9
Myrna 9
elizabeth.clarke 7
Linda.Newman 7
Nann Hilyard 8
Su Kay 123 9
Sue. Kooiman 9
Julianne  9

Kristin.stonham 9

Teresa.dodson 6

Terry 3

Kathy. Snider 9

Belinda 3

Donated blocks this month are

Desertskyquilts 2
Robin 8
Kristin.stonham  1

Karen b 3

Beth holness 8

Karen nicole 4

2014 Star Chain Winnings

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in block lotto community, show and tell | 5 comments


Finished quilt from Star Chain 2014 winnings.

More on blog post today at Sane, Crazy, Crumby quilting. 


A Rainbow Scraps Idea

Posted by on May 6, 2018 in block lotto community | 3 comments

I think it was Kathie who mentioned using this month’s block to use up scraps.  I thought that was a great idea, then thought about a quilt made from scrappy monochrome blocks and came up with this layout for a 60-inch square quilt using 64 six-inch rail variation blocks and a 6 inch white border.  If you are Zig-Zag-adverse, you could consider it.



Sophie: Catching Up with all of you.

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in block lotto community | 2 comments

A hideous allergy season in Santa Fe on top of some demanding work and health challenges has left me out of the loop.  I woke up early–way too early–this morning, so I’m playing a little catch-up with all of you.

First, welcome BETH who not only is joining the Block Lotto this month, but is leading our session! You are a brave woman to make the leap from lurker to leader and volunteer in one fell swoop.  For those that are having problems finding the May post, I edited the date so that it now appears to have been published on May 1 and also added the link on the At-a-Glance page.

Congratulations to the April WINNERS, Kristen and Karen. I am a little behind on the end-of-the-month tasks, but will be sending follow-up email to both today and the mailing info to everyone soon after.  Stay tuned.

And … because I think we all appreciate a little eye-candy, as I mentioned to Beth in email, I can’t believe this month’s block never occurred to me, since I made (and love) this quilt. It might give you a setting idea …

The Variation Rail blocks in this quilt are a little larger at 7 1/2 inch square–I started with 3-inch squares because I had some 3 inch strips cut from assorted plaid flannels. It made for a cuddly quilt that was especially appreciated when I was without heat for 5 days during the coldest part of what was mostly a non-winter here.

The exterior shots were taken in the house where I was living when it was made: it’s best feature was a 1000 square foot studio.

I remember how much fun it was to quilt.  I put long, continuous feathers in the white bars and melon shapes in the plaid squares.



May block details

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in block lotto community, blocks | 3 comments

Just adding that we will be capping this months blocks at 9 per person

White homespun is simply a plain white cotton fabric suitable for quilting, Kona

and other brands are all fine, just no prints please.


Blocks in the draw for this month are.

Barbara Post      6           Peggy      4

Cathy Kizerian   9          Myrna        9

elizabeth.clark  8           Linda.Newman   7

Nann. Hilyard    8           Su Kay123       9

Marsha.reeves      4          Sue.kooiman   9

Cathy L                    4

Moira Mc Spadden    4

Kathy L                 6

Margaret.rolfe       6

Quiltlady10           7

Donated for this month, thankyou very much.

Desertskyquilts 2    beth holness   8

Last Call for April Blocks – Noon & Light

Posted by on April 29, 2018 in block lotto community | Comments Off on Last Call for April Blocks – Noon & Light

Hello Quilters! Tomorrow is the 30th and I will be drawing for two winners at 1:30 PM (PDT).  I won’t be near a computer till then. So if you haven’t finished your Noon and Light blocks (or want to add more), you have until 12 Noon to get them posted.

In the meantime, please check out the list of blocks donated this month (the link is in At a Glance) to make sure you are listed correctly.  Thank you for participating.

Mod is Bound

Posted by on April 27, 2018 in my sampler, show and tell | 1 comment

Took me almost four years, but so thrilled with my quilt.


Posted by on April 1, 2018 in block lotto community | 1 comment

I am so excited to have won the Susannah blocks!! (On April 1st. Hmmm.) I love the on point setting and found these 2 diagrams on

With and without sashing

Last Call for Susannah!

Posted by on March 30, 2018 in block lotto community | 2 comments

Hi Ladies! Did you think this month would never end?!? LOL – I did! Anyway, tomorrow is the 31st and I will be drawing for two winners at noon (MDT). So if you haven’t finished your Susannah blocks (or want to add more), you have until then to get them posted.

In the meantime, please check out the list of blocks donated this month (the link is in At a Glance) to make sure you are listed correctly. We are up to 91 blocks so far. Wow!

And have a wonderful Easter/Passover/April Fools or whatever you celebrate this weekend!!

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