newbie block of the month question
Okay, I have been quilting about 3 years, and I have ignored our guild's block of the month...but suddenly I have decided I want to do this. (This is because of a recent thread on here about challenging yourself instead of only doing stuff you know you can do...)
However, I really don't understand the overall idea. Each month I will get instructions for block to make. That is about all I know. Is the idea to then put these 12 blocks into one quilt at the end of the year? Do we show our blocks each month when we make them? Should I make more than one block each month? Should the blocks all be made of the same fabrics? Am I making a sampler...and it will only have 12 blocks?
I suspect the answer is I can do whatever I want, and I know I should have asked more questions when I picked up the instructions. But can anyone give me an overview of how a Block of the Month things sort of works.
Thanks a lot,