Community Quilt

Community Quilt 2021 

BMQG Community Quilt 2021  is now completed

To be donated to the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir for a fund-raising raffle held during their December 2021 Christmas concerts (hopefully).

You are invited to participate in the creation of our 2021 Community Quilt by volunteering to complete any of  the following tasks.  Please send a return email to me (Gail Ryan) at letting me know how you want to participate so that I know if there is enough interest in this project.  Please read this entire email so you are aware of all the requests related to this project.  If you have any questions, please ask me.

Completed blocks can be dropped off at our parking lot Show and Tell during the summer (hopefully after Dr Bonnie Henry’s June 15th announcement) or at The Stitchery Studio at 2608 St Johns St in Port Moody attention Gail Ryan prior to September 15, 2021.


The Celtic block is called Four Ways Knot and is sewn using foundation piecing. 

(Bing image – celtic quilt block patterns – Bing images)

The quilt size will be queen – approx. 90” inches by 108”

A total of 56 blocks will be required.

The templates are attached, including 1/4’’ seam allowance.

The block size is 10 ½” square unfinished.

The color choice for each block is two greens, which coordinate with each other, and one cream.

The green fabrics must be solid green or tone on tone/grunge or batik are OK – NO PRINTS.

The cream fabric must be cream/grunge is OK/must be solid cream or tone on tone – NOT WHITE OR BEIGE & NO PRINTS

Use only blending-colored thread such as grey, beige or white.

Please sew accurate ¼” seams, seams pressed to the side, block must measure 10 ½” X 10 ½” unfinished

Sewing sashing

The quilt guild will supply the cream fabric for sashing.

Sewers are needed to sew the sashing to the blocks.

Longarm Quilting the 3 layers –

A volunteer is needed to complete the longarm quilting of the 3 layers.


The guild will provide the binding fabric for finished the quilt, as well as the batting and backing.

Volunteer(s) are needed to sew the binding onto the quilt.

Link and tutorial for Foundation Piecing method…

Paper piecing made simple | Quilting Tutorial with Angela Walters – YouTube

How to Paper Piece – YouTube

FOUR WAYS KNOT   CHAIN block pdf June 2021

TEMPLATE – when printing PDF document select “actual size” so sections will measure 5 ½” X 5 ½” including seam allowance – measure printed template before you start cutting!

Quilt block is 10 1/2” square unfinished

Please read all the instructions before starting.

The foundation piecing templates are attached.

Don’t make a mirror print.

When printing the templates, be sure to set printing option to “actual size” or page scaling option at “none” so the pattern will be printed the proper size.

I added a test area 1” block to check the printing.

1/4” seam allowances have been added to both templates.

Step1. Sewing the sections of the block.

The whole block consists of 4 similar sections. You will need 2 sections A and 2 sections B.

Paper piece 4 sections with the templates from Appendix. Each of the 4 sections of the block should measure 5 ½” square including 1/4” seam allowances.

Step 2. Assembling the block.

Combine the 4 sections into one block using the pattern below.  The finished block should measure 10 ½” X 10 ½” square including ¼” seam allowances.



Step 3. You are finished with the block.



In response to numerous requests from members for us to include a block in the Community quilt that is not foundation piecing, and with great appreciation to May Bollong, we can now offer the Shoo Fly block as an alternative for you to create for the quilt. As you can see from the picture May created in EQ7, this block is very complimentary to the Knot Block. Please create the block in the exact format as indicated in the picture with the dark green in the outside corners. If you are not able to access the instructions via the link please let me know and I’ll get the instructions to you in another form.

Shoo Fly block   Shoo Fly 10″ Block |        Cooking Up Quilts