Block Lotto

Each month a popular part of the guild meeting is ‘Block Lotto’. Members are given a short tutorial on making the chosen block which is due the following month.  Each block that is made may be entered into the drawing with $1 per block paid to the guild. Make as many blocks as you wish. After a drawing, the lucky winner gets to take all the blocks home!  If there are lots of blocks, there may be more winners drawn!

So excited that Block Lotto is back! Starting with 21-22, we will be using block tutorials available from MQG – you must be logged into your MQG account to access the tutorial and block layouts.

March 2022 – Cog Block


Light blue for the edges (it says teal in the instructions) 

Medium to dark gray for the center of the block (it says gray in the instructions).

February 2022 – Ribbon Rock Block

Please make block A


Light Grey for background

Strong Orange for center and corners

January 2022ModSquared

  • Colors
    • Lime Green for Dark in the instructions
    • Medium to Dark Blue for the light in the instructions

November 2021Smoosh Block


  • Background must be Kona Snow
  • Stripes can be any solid red

Paper Piecing Template

October 2021 – Lockup Block


  • Background fabric is light grey or low volume grey
  • Stripes – can be dark or medium purple or orange just do not mix the two colors in one block
  • Fabric can be solids or prints
  • Only create blocks, don’t follow assembly or layout instructions

Previous Block Lottos

July 2020  – Wedge Block

June 2020 – Fade in Orange

May 2020 – Wonky Modern Churn Dash

April 2020 – no block lotto due to March meeting was via FaceBook, due to Covid 19

March 2020 – no block lotto due to no February  meeting (cancelled due to weather)

February 2020  Partial Seaming

January 2020 Eastern Sunrise


November 2019 Get Curvy


October 2019 Winter is Coming

August 2019 Corner Squares


July 2019 Design Your Own Modern Block

June 2019 Guicy Guice

May 2019  Slice of Color Block

April 2019 Eight in One Half Square Triangles/16 patch


March 2019 Cross Block for Tornado Victims

February 2019 Corner Slash Block


October 2018   Black Cross Block

September 2018  Oblong Block

August 2018 Fast Forward Block



March 2018  Lockup

February 2018  Drunkard’s path

January 2018  Big 18 inch block

November 2017  A modern churndash


October 2017 A Quilt for Las Vegas


September 2017  String Block

August 2017 Puzzle Block


July 2017 Squash Blossom Block


June 2017 Arrow Block *If you did not receive a starter triangle, contact Ann G.  She can get you some!


May 2017   Tilted Stripe Block


April 2017 Square Block  *If you did not receive a 3 1/2 inch starter square at the meeting, email us…we can send you a few!

March 2017 Convergence Block


February 2017 Stripes Block

Sue Kaiser had all the luck this month…can’t wait to see what she designs!

January 2017  L Block

Deanna C. is new to our guild this year and a second time winner!

November 2016  MQG’s Double T Block – You may make a 6″, 12″ or 24″ block with black and white fabrics.  Background is your white (solid or print) and black (solid or print) is your accent

*You will need to be signed into the MQG website to access the instructions.  Here is an example block:


October 2016   Intersection Block

Our winners, Nancy H. and Cindy R., had some holiday luck on their side!

September 2016   Zen Sunrise


Deanna C. and Marilyn B. won this month!

August 2016   Modern Log Cabin

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Pam L. and Betty W. won these beautiful blocks!

July 2016    Design Your Own Improv Block

Carol B. won these graphic improv blocks!

June 2016     Floating Rail Fence

Sue K. and Leanne F. were the lucky winners this month!

 May 2016    Improv Triangle

Marilyn has some luck as well…2nd time winner!  She chopped those blocks up and created something new…looks great!

April 2016    Striped Corner

We all want some of Marge’s luck. 3rd time winner!


March 2016  Disappearing 9 Patch

Betty W and Kris Z were the winners! Here are their tops below. Kris’s on the left and Betty’s on the right.


February 2016   Wedge Block


Winners Lori F and Marilyn generously donated all 30 blocks to our service project!

January 2016     Churn Dash Block

Carrie O and Ann U were the winners!

November Stripes Lotto Block

Members turned in a record 48 blocks! The winners were Marge, Kris Z and Stormy. Here are the quilts from Marge and Kris! What a great job of making it modern!


October Shoo Fly Lotto Block

The winners-Donna and Lori and Their completed quilts.

September Hashtag Lotto Block

Everybody loved the Hashtag blocks. Cheryl and Vickie won and Vickie was inspired

August Alphabet Lotto Block

Deb F is a lucky quilter. She won again and made Quilt Now!


july HST block
Viv and Connie were the winners. Viv designed this modern take on the Half Square Triangle.


Nine patch blocks were won by Ann and Gwynne . Don’t you love the ombre effect in Ann’s quilt?


Marge and Celeste won the HOT HOT HOT blocks! Betty and Celeste made HOT HOT HOT quilts!

April 2015


Deb and Linda were our very first Lotto winners!  Their beautiful quilts set the bar high.