And the winner of the Fat Quarter Shop $50 Gift Certificate …
You may have missed the exciting (to me) news that Kerry (from verykerryberry and Sew-Ichigo) and I (Lynne from lilysquilts.blogspot.com) have written a quilting book which comes out in September. It’s called 500 Quilt Blocks and looks like this:
Anyway, the long and the short of this book is that we actually physically made 500 blocks and 20 projects; 250 projects and 10 projects each including one quilt which is possibly my favourite quilt of all time. There are classic blocks, traditional blocks, new blocks, Lynne-type blocks, Kerry-type blocks and everything in between. The ultimate compendium and source of inspiration for all your future projects. Although it will not be out until September, Kerry and I are hoping to be able to bring some advance copies to #fqrlondon in July. Woohoo!
As we are finalising preparations for this year’s Fat Quarterly London Retreat, we thought it would be fun to bring you a giveaway from one of our main sponsors this year, the marvellous Fat Quarter Shop. Chelsey and I went back and forth on what we would like to give away and what we thought you would like to win so decided on a gift certificate. That way you can pick what you would like to win.
As part of our preparations for this year’s Fat Quarterly Retreat, we thought it would be fun to let you know who are our sponsors of the retreat this year. And they are:
Moda, who print so many amazing quilting fabric lines and cut them into so many beautiful pre-cuts that we are all addicted to. Goodies from Moda will be in your goodie bags.
Come join us on Instagram!
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Free pattern for this Stars and Stripes quilt (designed by Lynne and made from the most beautiful fabric line – Indigo Crossing by Minnick and Simpson for Moda) coming soon to the Fat Quarterly blog.
Feel free to say how much you like this quilt as I am very proud of it. It makes me feel like I’m a cowboy living in the Wild West corralling and lasso-ing livestock and singing country songs.
Do you fancy taking part in our Design Challenges?
We are looking for people to take part in a challenge using Collage by for Windham fabrics. The deadline for the contribution is the end of June.
If you’re interested email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issue 13 is out now!
Find out more here!
If you are a subscriber all you need do to access your copy of the issue is log into your account. The links to the issue will be listed under “Your Issues”.
We have had many fantastic contributors to Fat Quarterly but are always looking for new contributors or for more contributions from previous contributors. What do we need from you? We need you to be able to design your own project from scratch. It might be a quilt, a pillow, a table runner, a bag or any other quilty item. We need you to be able to calculate yardage requirements for the whole project and write up a pattern. And finally we need you to be able to take good final photos of the finished project. You also need to be able to provide in-progress shots or diagrams showing how the projects is made.
The next two issues are themed “Summer” and “Christmas” and we’d love you to get your thinking caps on and come up with proposals. If there is a new or upcoming fabric line out there that you’d love to work with, we may be able to get hold of it for you.
If you are interested, please email Lynne@fatquarterly.com and include a photo of at least one project you have made and designed yourself. We can either add you to our list of contributors to approach for future projects or you could at the same time put in a proposal for one or our upcoming issues. I look forward to hearing from you!