Summer Sampler 2019 ~ Sign up and Coupon!

Summer Sampler 2019 ~ Piecing Bootcamp

Today is the day! The launch of the 5th (!!!) Summer Sampler Quilt Along! Each year that Lee, Katie and I have hosted this quilt along, the best comments we’ve received have been related to how your skills and confidence have grown throughout the summer. This year we decided to go all in with skill building, and ask several experts to design blocks that showcase various piecing and design techniques. By the end of the summer, you will have the confidence to tackle almost any quilt project.

17 Designers, 21 Quilt Blocks, 2 Layouts

Beginning May 20th, each Monday for 21 weeks you will receive a pattern via email for a specific technique based quilt block. At the end of the quilt along, you will receive instructions for two different finishing options - a curves option and a diamond option.

When you sign up, you will also have access to a private Facebook quilt along group where you can connect with other quilters and share your photos and questions along the way.

The quilt along costs $29.99, but from today through Sunday, May 19th, you can receive $5 off using coupon code FRESHLEMONS. You can purchase your subscription here.

We are very excited to have so many extremely talented designers join us this year. They are experts in particular piecing and design techniques. From foundation paper piecing to piecing curves, from working with diamonds to transparency design, this year’s global team will help you improve your skills so that you are comfortable and confident moving forward with any quilt you’d like to make.

Row 1:  Heather Black  @Quiltachusetts,  Krista Hennebury  @poppyprint,  Lynne Goldsworthy  @lilysquilts,  Lee Heinrich  @lee.a.heinrich,  Krystina Hopkins  @khquilts  Row 2:  Andrea Tsang Jackson  @3rdstoryworkshop,  Jemima Flendt  @tiedwitharibbon,  Faith Jones  @freshlemonsquilts,  Kitty Wilkin  @nightquilter,  Yvonne Fuchs  @quiltingjetgirl  Row 3:  Lynn Carson Harris  @lynncarsonharris,  Stephanie Zacharer Ruyle  @spontaneousthreads  Row 4:  Jen Carlton Bailly  @bettycrockerass,  Amy Friend  @duringquiettime,  Justin Stafford  @keatonquilts,  Katie Blakesley  @swimbikequilt,  Jo Avery  @mybearpaw

Row 1: Heather Black @Quiltachusetts, Krista Hennebury @poppyprint, Lynne Goldsworthy @lilysquilts, Lee Heinrich @lee.a.heinrich, Krystina Hopkins @khquilts

Row 2: Andrea Tsang Jackson @3rdstoryworkshop, Jemima Flendt @tiedwitharibbon, Faith Jones @freshlemonsquilts, Kitty Wilkin @nightquilter, Yvonne Fuchs @quiltingjetgirl

Row 3: Lynn Carson Harris @lynncarsonharris, Stephanie Zacharer Ruyle @spontaneousthreads

Row 4: Jen Carlton Bailly @bettycrockerass, Amy Friend @duringquiettime, Justin Stafford @keatonquilts, Katie Blakesley @swimbikequilt, Jo Avery @mybearpaw

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This year’s mockup color scheme is based on some of the wonderful Bella Solids by Moda. These are some of my absolute favorite solids to work with! (Standard “colors appear different on different computer monitors” disclaimer. :-) )

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When you join the quilt along, you will receive a Welcome Packet PDF file with all sorts of handy information, including the colors in the mockup and suggested fabric amounts. Keep in mind, these are only estimates and the way you cut and use your fabric as you quilt along may require more or less fabric. You are also encouraged to use the coloring sheet in your Welcome Packet to come up with your own design!

At this time, Sewtopia is offering pre-sales on the fabric colors that we suggested based on the mockup. (We are not affiliated with Sewtopia, so please direct any questions to the shop.) For our Canadian quilters, Mad About Patchwork is offering their own custom kit.

I hope you will grab some friends and quilt along with us this summer! We cannot WAIT to get started!