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Susan Madu - Calendar Block Sampler Quilt, Block of The Month

When: Mar 6, 2021
9:00 am
Where: Zoom online
Contact: (343) 260-9227

About the Event


Let's start off 2021 with our quilting friends as we make a Calendar Block Quilt. Why sew alone when you can sew along with others and meet virtually once a month? You might just learn a tip or two as Susan is certainly known for her precision techniques.

We are excited to have the opportunity to quilt with Susan Madu for 11 months of the year 2021. Susan Madu is a CPA by day and a passionate creator and quilter by night. Susan has been quilting for over 25 years and garment sewing since she could reach up to a sewing machine. Susan is never without a sketchbook or some project in her hands. Her quilting has evolved from making quilts from commercial patterns to designing her own patterns under the Modern Blended Quilts banner.  Susan's patterns appeal to both traditional and modern quilters alike. A central theme of Susan's patterns is blending together elements of traditional and modern quilting.

In this Block of The Month Class, we will be focusing on a different calendar sampler block each month. Class supplies will be distributed well in advance of each class so participants can be prepared.  The monthly PDF pattern will be emailed to you. Instruction will be held over Zoom and a Zoom link will be sent via e-mail prior to each class. 

The quilt is a monthly sampler with a traditional layout. There are 12 – 16” square blocks with 4 - 10” x 12” filler blocks. The quilt is 58” x 64”. The quilt can also be a bed runner that is 30” x 90” using only the 12 – 16” blocks or a monthly calendar by quilting and binding the 12 – 16” blocks and mounting the individual blocks on a 15 1⁄2” x 28 1⁄2” base. Each block demonstrates a different quilting technique, building a quilter’s toolkit of skills. We will be working to build your skills progressively. 

Several of the blocks are designed to use the Studio 180 Design Tools: Quilter’s Magic Wand, Tucker Trimmer, Wing Clipper I, Square2, Corner Pop, and Split Rects. These tools are part of a quilter’s essential toolkit.

The color scheme for the quilt is two solids – a background color and accent color with fat quarters of coordinating prints.  Each month, one 16” block will be constructed using a new technique. For two months, 2 – 10” x 16” filler blocks will also be constructed. Fabric Kit Options and Notions Options will also be available for purchase.

Dates for these monthly classes will be at 11:00am-12:15pm EST on the following days:


Saturday, February 6, 2021

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Saturday, December 4, 2021

If you miss the monthly class, we will be recording the class and you will have access to it via a registered student website for the entire month following the class.  The link will be sent via e-mail for everything, so keep yours eyes on your e-mail. 


** Rulers, fabric, notions etc... are available through Watergirl Quilt Co.  Registration to this event, is an 11 month commitment February thru December of 2021.