Friday, February 12, 2016

The Splendid Sampler sew-along: 100 x 6" designer blocks over one year

Are you looking for a project that will introduce you to new block designs, many, many designers (including some Australians) and guidance from some very well known quilting experts? How about Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson as your guides?

The Splendid Sampler could be for you. Read up about it now - the first pattern will be released this weekend, and you can still sign up. It is very well organised, and looks like great fun. 100 blocks is a lot, but the free patterns will be released over a year (after which a book will be produced), and you could pick just the ones you feel compelled to make.

Cheryl Arkison is one of the designers involved - read her shorter take on the sew-along here.

Start here on the official site to find out how it will work, and all of the social media-based support and networking that will be provided .. and if you are a Fairholme Quilter, let us know that you are doing it!

Rumour has it that more than 10,000 quilters have signed up worldwide!

We can all look forward to seeing the variety of finished quilts after March 2017.


  1. Might be just the thing for me this year...

  2. And some of the blocks could be your default hand-work when you need it ...