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Mystery Night 2018 

Instructor: Lauren Elliott 

Join us for a fun night of sewing, socializing and a little mystery.

We will be making a small quilt - 38" x 38" wall or baby quilt. The quilt pattern lends itself to more modern fabrics (even all solids!) but will look great in any fabric motif. It's an easy quilt that is great for beginners or as a quick fix for those with more experience.


If you haven't done a Mystery Night yet, the premise is easy - throughout the night each step of the quilt pattern is revealed individual, after you've completed the first. You don't know what you're making until the end. It's self-paced and a fun way to see the individual spin we each bring to our own quilting.


Where & When -


Friday, April 27, 2018

Doors open for set up at 5:30; Sewing will begin at 6:00 pm!


Avon Congregational Church

6 West Main Street | Avon, CT

At the corner of Route 10 & Route 44

Great parking and easy building access!


Cost & Sign Up -  

To sign up, please see Lauren Elliott at the guild meeting or email her at 

Add your name to the printed sign-up sheet that will be at the guild meeting

or sign up using this online sign-up sheet. 


Cost is $10 each - checks made payable to "Farmington Valley Quilt Guild"; and will be used to cover the room rental.  


Mystery Night Supply List


1. Your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies. Irons and ironing boards will be provided. Cutting mats for the group will be set up, but feel free to bring your own. Rulers and cutting mats should be at least 18-24" long. Power strips and extension cords are always a good idea. 


2. You'll need to pick three fabrics.    

  • Fabric A: The main focus fabric should be medium in color value (not very dark and not very light). Could spot for a fun designed print fabric or interesting multi-color batik or hand dye for this fabric. If your quilt were only black-gray-white this color "A" would be the gray.

  • Fabric B: "B" is the "Black" fabric, ie. the dark, contrast fabric. It could be chosen as the deepest color you can find in the "A" fabric print. Contrast is important. A fun alternative is to use several dark fabrics as Fabric B - it will give the quilt a scrappy look. Not just all one of the same dark fabric.

  • Fabric C: This last is the "light and bright" color - it can be a wild color seen in the "A" print or anything you think will go and be the "eye catcher". Again, several fabrics in a scrappy effect will look good. Study your "A" fabric to pick this highlight fabric.

Here's how much of each fabric you need: 

  • Fabric A:  2 fat quarters or 1/2 yard 

  • Fabric B:  4 fat quarters or 1  yard 

  • Fabric C:  1 fat quarter or 1/4 yard

Food & Drinks -

Feel free to bring your dinner and beverage of choice. We can use the church kitchen if you need to heat something up. Also we will be conveniently located next to First & Last so Lauren Elliott can run over to grab dinner for anyone interested in ordering take out. If you'd like to bring a dessert to share with the group, those are always welcomed! 

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