Friday, 13 May 2016

Online Quilt Guild

If you've subscribed to my newsletter for a while, you'll have heard about the Online Quilt Guild. I've somehow neglected to mention it properly here though, so now it's time to remedy that. The Online Quilt Guild is the brainchild of Becky Jorgensen of Patchwork Posse. Becky has put so much work into the group, it's truly amazing value and really worth checking out.

quilt guild logo

How it works

The Quilt Group starts the day you join. Everything from 2015 is available once you join, as well as the year to date. 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.

Why should you be part of “the quilt guild”?

The group is online. You will have access to all the patterns, members and show and tell 24/7. No missing out on anything. This is a group that fits your schedule, has members that are passionate about quilting, gets you excited about designers you would normally not have access to.

When you join you will also have full access to 2015 patterns - both in the group and by the guest designers. There are more patterns than you have time! You will be kept sewing all year long.

Besides the private Facebook group where you can upload pictures, ask questions and meet other members, you can also share your work over on Instagram - we’ll be using the hashtag #quiltguild you can follow on Instagram here. There is also a private forum at the website to upload photos and interact with other members.

Becky is the chief designer, providing lots of patterns for a variety of sewing projects. Joining her this year are guest designers: Jacquelynne Steves, Bustle & Sew, Christa Quilts, SewCanShe, GillyMac Designs, Esch House Quilts, Quilty Habit, May Chappell, Cute Quilt Patterns, and New Leaf Stitches, and me! More about the Guest Designers here.

quilt guild guest designer

Quilt Guild Location: sign up for the quilt group here

Finished projects: During 2016 there are 2 Block of the months (one is a mini quilt - see my previous post for a preview), 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 and techniques, including applique, embroidery, paper piecing, patchwork, hand sewing hexagons etc.

Price: $35 / year (price will be rising) - one year with over 30 patterns PLUS previous year is included!

Pattern Format: PDF files (download and save instantly)

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.

See you over there,

Hope x