Whether you are new to quilting or an experienced quilter, you are sure to enjoy the new 2018-2019 Block of the Month “Jewel Box Chain”. Designed by textile artist Eileen Uchima exclusively for the Chicago Ridge Public Library Block of the Month program, this project is straight-forward enough for newer quilters, yet with some fun tips and tricks to keep more experienced quilters interested. The quilt contains six different feature blocks plus pieced spacer blocks and borders to create a twist on the traditional Irish Chain pattern. Each month, participants will receive instructions and demonstrations of techniques used in one of the blocks. Members will then complete their own blocks at home, bringing them back for a show-and-tell at the next class. Participants choose their own fabric to guarantee a finished quilt that they will love!