2022 Monthly Charity Blocks

monthly block instructions

In 2022 we will continue our monthly charity block initiative. These blocks will be collected and made into community quilts. 

Each month will feature a new modern block in a specific color palette. This is a fun way to try a new and modern technique without committing to a whole quilt.

The blocks can be made at any time throughout the year, not just the month they are introduced.


  • Please drop off your block at a distribution hub.
  • Remember to fill in the donation form.

Share your finished block on social media with the #svmqgcharity2022 tag, and send us a photo using the Charity Donation Form so we can highlight some at our meetings.


January | wonky STACK & WHACK

  • Size: start with four 16” squares
  • Color: same as in the photo 
  • Reference: follow these directions in Kati Spencer’s blog “from the blue chair
    Wonky Stack & Whack Tutorial
  • Trim your finished blocks to 12.5″ square

February | wonky HST

  • Finished block size: 11.5”
  • Color palette: Teal, blue, green, yellow-green, and white-ish/low volume. Solids or prints.

March | wonky TRIANGLES

  • This month’s charity block, the Wonky Wonky Triangle, is very similar in construction to our January block, but instead of cutting squares/rectangles, we’ll cut triangles.
  • Finished block size: 7.5″

April | Strip Scrappy Improv Block

  • This month’s charity block, the Strip Scrappy Improv Block, comes to us from Andrea Haverinin.
  • The color scheme is as pictured. Prints and/or solids.
  • Finished size is 12 ½”

May | Courthouse Steps Scrappy Improv

  • This month’s charity block, Courthouse Steps Scrappy Improv Block, comes to us from Andrea Haverinin.
  • The color scheme is as pictured. Prints and/or solids.
  • Finished size is 12 ½”

June | Use April or May Blocks

July | Wonky Houses

  • This month’s block is Wonky Houses. You can use the tutorial by Jacqueline Steves of The Art of Home
  • Color palette: any colors you want for the house and roof; very low volume or white for the background
  • Finished block size: 12.5”

August | Use July Block

September | Wonky Trees

  • It’s time for trees! This month’s block is Wonky Trees.
  • Any colors, any style, any design, any season, any construction method
  • Finished block size: 12.5”