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The blocks and colors shown below make up the 2017 Block of the Month program for the Valley Quilter's Guild in Palmer, Alaska. Click on the block names or photos to go to the block instructions. This grouping of blocks is made up of star block designs from Missouri Star. All links go directly to the blocks on their respective websites or open a YouTube video. Written instructions are linked below the block images.

2017 BOM 
At the 2016 December Membership Meeting, the Education Committee presented the 2017 Blocks of the Month in a special program. All blocks and quilts were made by the Education Committee. You can see pictures of this fun event in the Education Gallery.
Each month you can make up to two of the designated block or two sets if the pattern creates two blocks, to submit for the monthly block drawing.
This year the block sizes vary each month! All submitted blocks must equal the unfinished size listed under each block.

January - 4-Patch Star (video)


Text Instructions

Unfinished Size - 16 1/2"
Background- Off White
Color - Multiple Bright Colors

February - Love Notes Star (video)


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Unfinished Size - 11"
Background - Tone-on-tone White
Colors - Scrappy Pinks and Reds 

March - Sweet Stars (video)


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Unfinished Size - 11 1/2"
Background - Black
Star - Plain, Bright Colors

April - Studio Star (video)

04-April-1 04-April-2

Text Instructions (coming soon)

Note: You'll get 2 blocks of opposite colors with this pattern

Unfinished Size - 10 1/2"
Background - White
Color - 2 Reproduction or Small Print

May - Missouri Star Block (video)


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Unfinished Size - 23 1/2"
Background - White
Color - Light, Medium, and Dark Greens

June - Quatrefoil (video)


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Unfinished Size - 12"
Background - White
Small Squares - Dark and Medium Green
Center - Dark Purple
Sides - Medium Purple

July - Under the Stars (video)

07 July 1

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Unfinished Size - 13 1/2"
Background - White
Colors- Various Blues and Reds

August - Wonky Star (video)


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Unfinished Size - 10"
Background - White
Color 2 - Bright Color (patterned or plain)

September - Double Square Star (video)


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Unfinished Size - 13 1/2"
Background - White or Off White
Colors - 4 Fall Colors

October - Ribbon Stars (video)


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Unfinished Size - 12 1/2"
Background - Cream
Color 1 - Brown
Color 2 - Light Blue
Color 3 - Dark Blue 

November - Friendship Pinwheel (video)


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Unfinished Size - 18 1/2"
Background - Cream
Colors - 2 Medium Fabrics and 1 Dark Fabric

December - Serendipity Stars (video)

12-Dec-1 12-Dec-2 12-Dec-3

Text Instructions

Note: You'll get 1 block and 2 extra mini blocks with this pattern

Unfinished Sizes - Large Block 12 1/2"
and Small Blocks 7 3/4"
Lights- White, Gold or Beige
Mediums - Greens
Darks - Green, Blue or Black
Large Triangles - Eight 5" squares of various reds

February Membership Meeting

Things to Bring

  1. Name Tag
  2. Fat Quarter - Stripe Fabric
  3. Block of the Month
  4. Service Items
  5. Bucket List
February Block of The Month

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February Fat Quarter - Stripe Fabric

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