Step 1: Starts with the Block of the Month program. For a few years we had the 'presenter' of the BOM make a sample block and donate it to the guild. We compiled 20 blocks with a WHITE or very PALE CREAM background fabric.
Step 2: Have a program night: Stitching Relay Race. We split the members into two groups. Each group had a pile of strips and had to make sashing and 9-patch units. The losing team brought goodies for the rest of the year.
Step 3: Have a sewing day and assemble the blocks, sashing and 9-patch units into a top.
Step 4: Have one of your members generously donate the machine quilting & binding.
Step 5: A family turns up who could use a fabric hug.