New Quilt Along begins February 1, 2010
We are so excited to participate in Marti Michell's new 9-Patch Parade Quilt Along, beginning February 1. Marti has teamed up with Angie Wilson, Gnome Angel, from Australia to offer a new sewalong using her amazing new templates -- the Nine-Patch rulers. Marti introduced her new rulers and sewalong at Fall Quilt Market in Houston. And, thanks to American Patchwork and Quilting, here's what she had to say...
And of course, we told Marti that we wanted to be the first shop to sign up and participate -- in fact, we've been selected to be one of the international prize sponsors!
The Nine Patch Parade is designed to share the benefits of the rulers and help you create some wonderful Nine Patch projects in the process. It is a six-month internet sewalong event hosted by Gnome Angel and From Marti Michell (FMM.) The object is a finished project every month inspired by a different Nine Patch quilt pattern every month. It is amazing how the support of quilters around the world will motivate and encourage you and then applaud your success. It is simple to participate via Instagram using the hashtag #FMM9PatchParade or join the GnomeAngel Facebook group.
At Stitchin' Tree, we will be following both blogs, and will be hosting our own online quilt-along as well as an in-store quilt-along. Our quilters will have the opportunity follow us online or in person, while at the same time, follow the GnomeAngel Facebook group to register for prizes.
How to Participate
Assuming you already have rotary cutting tools and fabric, each sew-along participant will need the FMM Nine Patch Parade Starter Set Product No. 7118, which includes an intro booklet, 6 pattern booklets and 2 FMM Nine Patch Rulers (3- and 4-inch finished block sizes). The retail cost is $29.98. You can order from us using the link below.
Order the 9-Patch Parade Starter Pack NOW
While you're on our website, sign up for our FREE online quilt along. By participating in our online quilt along, you will have access to the recorded quilt along videos throughout all six months. So if you have a conflict with one of the quilt along dates, you won't miss any valuable information.
Sign Up NOW
How does it work?
GnomeAngel is our internet host and master organizer! Don’t worry, if you’re not confident with social media, Angie will provide beginner tutorials and information on how to use Instagram and Facebook to participate.
Each month you will receive prompts from Angie about the project. Week 1 select fabric and make your plan. Weeks 2 & 3 complete the top. Week 4 finish the quilt. (There will be prizes – If there are minimum requirements to qualify for prizes they will be listed at the start of the month.) The patterns by month are:
February - Triple Sashings and Cornerstones
March - Twice as Much Fun
April - Mock Diagonal Sets
May - Magic Nine Patch
June - Starry Nine Patch
July - Disappearing Nine Patch
What are the projects? You decide! You can make anything based around the monthly pattern. Each pattern includes several projects. You can follow a pattern or just be inspired by it! Think mini quilt, baby quilt, full-sized quilt, tote bags and more! It just needs to be inspired by Marti's pattern of the month.
You may already know that you want all of the rulers, so we've created a special money-saving bundle called The Other 5 Nine Patch Rulers, Product No. 7128, just for you!
Click here to order the "Other 5 Nine Patch Rulers Bundle".
Here are some important links for you:
Click Here to follow Marti's blog for the 9-Patch Parade
Click Here to follow GnomeAngel's blog for the 9-Patch Parade
Click Here to follow GnomeAngel's Facebook group for the 9-Patch Parade
That's all for now -- stay tuned -- we'll post more information soon.
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