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Grandmother's Choice Block of the Week


Grandmother's Choice Block of the Week

This group will be for people who are participating in the Grandmother's Choice Block of the Week by Barbara Brackman. It is a free program on her blog at this link:


We will be sharing our progress and helping each other out. Feel free to join in any time!

Members: 39
Latest Activity: Oct 2, 2020

For the weekly Grandmother's Choice blocks:


For the monthly Dixie Diary blocks:


For monthly Dream Garden blocks:


For monthly Threads of Memory block:


For weekly Austen Family Album blocks, (starting Spring 2014)


For the Crabapple Hill embroidery/quilting patterns:


Discussion Forum

Finished Grandmother's Choice quilts!

Started by Amanda Best. Last reply by Amanda Best Feb 2, 2020. 28 Replies

For pictures of completed Grandmother's Choice block of the week quilts. Photographs of completed quilts or finished tops welcome!Continue

365 Blocks A block a day for 2016

Started by Amanda Best Mar 28, 2016. 0 Replies

For photos of blocks made for the 365 block a day challenge for 2016.Continue

Westering Women 2016 BOM by Barbara Brackman

Started by Amanda Best Jan 31, 2016. 0 Replies

For photos of blocks from the 2016 Block of the Month program run by Barbara Brackman. It is called Westering Women and it is posted on the last Wednesday of each month on her blog Civil War Quilts.Continue

#29 Seven Pointed Star for Austrailia

Started by Amanda Best. Last reply by Janet/MO Dec 14, 2015. 14 Replies

For picture's of completed Week #29 blocks, Seven Pointed Star for Austrailia Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by Mary Britton on October 2, 2020 at 7:39pm
Hi everyone,
A few months ago I realized I was missing the comments from my QWU friends. I went looking for them and discovered I could not find the sites on CT site at all. They were just nowhere. I realize other social media keeps us busy, but I would encourage all to return to QWU as CT is threatening to delete it.
Comment by MsDesigns on September 22, 2020 at 8:25am

I am a long time member of "Quilting With Us" (QWU). I used to give virtual workshops here. Like many others, I have ventured out as QWU became more quiet.

We are getting the warning that QWU is at risk of being disabled. I fear this is a sign that QWU will one day be no more.

It has become like family here and the thought of losing the friendships we have developed has giving me a sad heart. Like many dark clouds, there is a silver lining. When I ventured out, I created a quilters social network, much like QWU. I never mentioned it, for it was a conflict of interest. However, in this dark hour, it is time to let others know there is an alternative. It does not have to end here.

I would be honored for QWU members to join "Pattern Pastiche". If needed, we are more than happy to create a group for your new home.

Your "Pattern Pastiche" code: QWU

"Pattern Pastiche" is at


Comment by Amanda Best on January 16, 2017 at 8:07am

Yes, I don't think I will do it, either, Janet, but I will read the posts and follow along.

Comment by Janet/MO on January 5, 2017 at 8:51pm

I probably won't do that Amanda.  I really need to stay focused on finishing up so many of these older WIPs I have sitting in my sewing room. 

Comment by Amanda Best on January 5, 2017 at 7:36pm

Yes, I did see your link and read her two posts about that, Janet, I honestly feel like the market is just over saturated right now. It seems like every quilter you talk to has tons of fabric and UFO's, so buying more seems silly. But, I do hope that the shops, designers, and fabric companies are able to stay in business.

I am seriously considering her new BOM too, even though I know I should not! :o) Let me know if your decide to make it, Janet, the only thing more fun than starting a new quilt is starting it with someone else!

Comment by Janet/MO on January 2, 2017 at 3:54pm

Amanda, did you see the link I posted on the main page to Barbara Brackman's info re: the attendance at quilt market, etc.?  I should go check out her blog about this year's BOM although I keep telling myself to not start anything new!!! 

Comment by Amanda Best on January 2, 2017 at 7:34am

Happy New Year everyone, here is to many, finished quilt for this year!

Comment by Amanda Best on December 22, 2016 at 11:50pm

Merry Christmas to all!

Image result for merry christmas quilt images

I saw that Barbara Brackman is having a Yankee Diary BOM next year. It looks like fun, but since I am not done with the Dixie Diary from a few years ago, I am not starting this one. 

Comment by Amanda Best on November 21, 2016 at 12:30am

thanks for the compliment! I agree, the quilting takes way longer than I plan for it to, Linda. Good luck on your UFO's! I would love to get some of he wide backings, but will have to wait for now.

I am hoping to get my purple one done in January.

Comment by LKC on October 25, 2016 at 8:31pm

The green quilt turn out very pretty Amanda. I am still working on some of my UFO and telling myself to not start another, before a few of the past get quilted. It does take time to plan and quilt our tops, besides the cost. Nice to have CT have backing on sell.


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