Temperature quilts are beautiful, colourful, fun-to-make mementos of the new year to come.
In 2021 Lanark County Quilt Guild member Mary Cunningham decided to record each day's temperature by joining a hot trend and make a temperature quilt.
And now Mary has volunteered to lead Guild members through the 2023 year to either sew a temperature Quilt/wall hanging or Crochet/Knit an Afghan.
What is a temperature Quilt? The idea behind a temperature quilt is pretty straightforward. Basically, you'll be making a small, two-colour quilt block every day in the coming year. One of the colours will represent the high temperature for a particular day, the other colour will represent the day's low temperature. You can do the same for knitted/crochet afghan.
Are we making all the same pattern? NO we are not.
At the meeting, Mary showed us temperature quilt she made as example but everyone will be choosing their own quilt pattern design. She will help us with finding a design or pattern that we want to do as a temperature quilt. You can make a large quilt or a small one or even a pillow or even crochet an afghan.. you pick your project.
Why do people make temperature quilts? Maybe you or someone in your family has a milestone anniversary, birthday, a new baby or other important life event coming up in 2023? This is a great quilt project to make that will be connected to that special year. Or just make it because it sounds like a fun idea!
When does it start? Starting on November 15th the group will meet monthly on Zoom to discuss the project, challenges, show and tell, the weather (it is a temperature quilt ! ) On our first meeting Mary will give us insight on how to get started and pick a pattern. Then we'll meet in December to make sure everyone is on track to get started by January1st. We will then meet monthly Jan to Dec to check in and make sure everyone stays on track.
What does it cost? Free... It is open to members only and there's no cost to join in the fun of the monthly meetings !
You'll have to buy your pattern and fabric for the project decide to do.. but there's no cost to join the temperature quilt initiative and zoom meetings. Mary is graciously offering her time and doing this for all of us to enjoy the process.
It all sounds interesting but I'm still not sure? Sign up to come to the Zoom meeting on November 15th. 7PM-8PM. There's no cost. You might also want to do a Google and Pinterest search on Temperature Quilts to get more inspiration.
If you want to register for this fun Guild activity for 2023 send Mary Cunningham an email to register
Interested in making a Temperature Quilt but you aren't a member? It's never too late to join.