Have you heard about the on-line quilt guild, Patchwork Posse? Becky Jorgensen is the creator of this great concept. And I’m so happy to have been asked to be one of the designers this year. But first, you need to know a little more about this community.
Guild details: 1 year from purchase- over 30 patterns + 2015 year is included! $35 / year (price will be rising starting January 1st)
Finished projects: During 2016 there are 2 Block of the months, 13 tea towels, doll quilts, plushie patterns, printables, bags, pin cushions, table runners and more! More about the projects here.
Skill level: Beginner – Confident Beginner. Because of the community atmosphere, you are able to get help if you are stuck, ask questions and share a hint.
Technique: Because of the guest designers and variety of patterns you will be exposed to a rounded amount of different styles.
Pattern Format: PDF files
Quilt Group Format: The group has a private Facebook group for members only. There you can share your own projects you are working on or have finished, meet and get to know the members from around the world, download patterns, and participate in the group. Everything is in one spot- simple and easy to use on your computer or on your phone.
And here’s how it will work:
The Quilt Group starts the day you join. Everything from 2015 is available once you join. The 2016 projects will be starting on January 1st and will be shared during each week of the month. During each month there will be a fun sewing project, two block of the months, a doll or plushie pattern, printable, guest designer pattern, with the occasional mystery quilt, sew along, swaps and giveaways. Each Sunday you will get an email from the quilt group about what’s happened during the week- but the group online is always open! You can share any time during the day.
This is a group that fits your schedule & has members that are passionate about quilting!
For my project, I designed a little table-topper. But, my hope is that it will encourage you to try your hand at designing. Jumping Off Point has a fun center block that can be used in a variety of ways. If designing isn’t your “thing”, of course I’ve included several ideas for different project. Here’s a little peak at what the topper looks like. To get the instructions, please be sure to join this exciting community.
Make sure to check out the other designers who have taken part this year: Jacquelynne Steves, Bustle & Sew, Christa Quilts, SewCanShe, GillyMac Designs, Esch House Quilts, Quilty Habit, Hope’s Quilt Designs, May Chappell, Cute Quilt Patterns, and New Leaf Stitches. More about the Guest Designers here.
I’m pleased to share with you that the “posse” members were the first to learn of my newest notion, Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmers. They’re so new that more information will be coming. But, just letting you know that you can now trim hst without re-positioning the ruler, PLUS remove the dog ears! I must say….they’re pretty sweet (and are available to pre-order at a reduced price).
Until next time, Kari