Block of the Month Programs Teach Patience

Hugs and Kisses January block

Hugs and Kisses January block

I love participating in Block of the Month (BOM) programs sponsored by quilt stores. For the uninitiated, a BOM means you go to the quilt store on a certain day of the month and pick up the fabric and pattern for one unfinished block. You complete that block and then pick up the next block the following month. You cannot pick up the next block sooner than the appointed day. At the end of a year, you have 12 blocks that you put together in a quilt.

Being forced to wait each month for the block teaches you patience and discipline. You can’t rush it. You just have to stay on task. The good part is that you do know what the quilt will look like once it’s done. This teaches you to look at the big picture and to break it up into small, manageable parts.

Learning these qualities can serve you well whether you are a quilter, a mediator, a writer or a Mom. That is why I participate in at least one BOM program each year. Shown here is January’s block for the BOM program sponsored by my local quilt store Quilts and Fixins. I hope you will look forward to seeing the finished quilt in 2010 as much as I do.

What do you do to practice your patience?

Advertisements

About ovbrantley

I am a passionate quilter who also is the general counsel for a major urban county in Georgia. I manage to pursue my triple passions of motherhood, quilting and traveling.
This entry was posted in A Quilter's Life and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s