Time flies, doesn’t it? It was about five years ago that my best quilty friends Lee and Katie and I put together a little quilt along on our blogs, the Summer Sampler Series. The three of us loved the idea of traditional blocks made with modern fabrics and layouts. The quilt along was such a hit ~ so much fun, so many people learning new skills (us included!).
Today we are excited to announce the Summer Sampler 2016 quilt along ~ this time with twenty beautiful 12″ blocks, ten amazing designers and three quilt layouts.
Beginning Monday, May 16th and continuing through the end of September, we will be releasing one block a week for 20 weeks. That will bring us to October, when we will share our three quilt layout options. The Summer Sampler 2016 costs $20 for early birds (expires May 15th), and costs $25 after that date. For early birds, that amounts to only $1 for each block pattern. You can purchase your subscription in Lee’s pattern shop over at Freshly Pieced. If you are located in the EU, please purchase your subscription through Etsy, as it will handle the VAT.
The subscription includes:
" Fully tested PDF instructions with step-by-step illustrations for each week’s block
" Each week includes a digital mock-up of a quilt layout using that particular block
" Three sampler layout options, delivered at the end of the subscription, with fabric requirements and instructions for each
" Access to subscriber-only Facebook group to interact with other quilters and designers
" Sampler coloring sheet to help you plan your fabrics
And, drumroll please…..! The talented designers of Summer Sampler 2016 are:
Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter
AnneMarie Chany of Gen X Quilters
Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts
Holly DeGroot of Bijou Lovely
Karen Lewis of Karen Lewis Textiles
Katie Clark Blakesley of Swim, Bike, Quilt
Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced
Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily’s Quilts
Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft