Sunday, September 12, 2021

FYI September 2021

Things are starting back up again after the pandemic pause. Whether or not you already emerging  from quarantine, there are a slew of quilt-related activities. you can participate in most of them in the comfort of your own home thanks to technology. Whoo hoo!

Fat Quarter Shop started the cutest Christmas quilt along. I'm here for it, and I have the fabric to prove it. Check out the All the Trimmings Mystery Quilt. I purchased a fat quarter bundle of Maureen Cracknell's Cozy & Joyful with Pure Solids Night Sea for the background. Download the Fabric Requirements sheet. Fat Quarter Shop is making their version using Christmas Morning by Lella Boutique, and there's a supply page for coordinating notions.
There's a new community of sewers and makers, SIY Sew It Yourself. Go see all the action and view the fun at #siysewityourself.

The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show has concluded, but I think you can still register and view the content.

Scott Fortunoff, President of Jaftex (home of Free Spirit, Henry Glass, Studio E, Blank Quilting, Fabric Editions, and A. E. Nathan) has issued his annual challenge to frequent the most quilt shops. So if you need enabling, join the rousing competition at #scottsentme2021 on Instagram and Facebook.
Jacqueline Stevens is hosting a free Snowman Sew Along. It's adorable.

The Confident Stitch is hosting a a virtual need-to-know Schmetz Needle class with Spokesperson Rhonda Pierce next Wednesday, September 15th at 12 PM MSTShe'll answer questions about what needles to use, what all those numbers on the needle package mean, when to change your needles, and more! This 45 minute class is FREE and will be followed by a Q&A session. Tune-in next Wednesday on Facebook Live or YouTube!

Free sewing related quilt blocks are to be found at the recently commenced Sew Much Fun Tour.

The National Quilt Museum hosts an online block of the month. Patterns can be found on their website, along with contests and exhibit highlights.

If you're interested in a virtual guild opportunity, my local Modern Quilt Guild welcomes members from near and far. We will be meeting virtually through 2021. Joining provides you with access to live online classes with sewlebrities through virtual guild workshops, and Quilt Con admission.

Bernina recently revealed the layout for their Old Block Sampler Quilt Along. You can find all the previous block posts on their blog.

Piecing the Past Quilts is currently taking sign-ups for a free block of the week program, Four-Patch Square Dance, starting in early October. The quilt size is 69" x 87", and kits are available.

That should keep you occupied for a spell. See you next time!