So why a Sampler Challenge? Well, sampler quilts are a great way for us to learn many (many) different techniques and expand our quilting skill set. It is a super fun way to experiment with colors and prints in a new way. A sampler will expose us to many different new ways to compose and design a quilt. ....and they look AWESOME!!! :)
Here are the official Nebo Modern Quilt Guild Sampler Challenge Rules (ok, guidelines, really)-
#1 Make a sampler quilt over the next six months (January-June). It can be any size you like, with as many blocks as you like (at least more than one).
#2 Bring your blocks in to share with the guild each month.
#3 Be BRAVE and have FUN!!!
If you are looking to join in some group fun, a few of our guild members are hosting a sampler quilt along (Blocks From the Past Quilt Along #BFTPqal) so we can just follow along with them if you like :)
A few of them, from the #BFTPqal, will be sharing with us during guild meetings to help us all learn the beauty of the old time sampler done in a new and modern way! It's going to be AWESOME!!!
Here are the details.
(If you would like to post this button to your blog, feel free to use this graphic and here is the link address to use with it- http://myquiltdiet.blogspot.com/2015/01/blocks-from-past-qal.html)
Natalie, over at natalie-ever-after.blogspot.com and Marion of MyQuiltDiet.blogspot.com are going to be hosting a sampler QAL over the next six months with several of our AMAZING quilting guild friends!
A while back, our guild friend April found this old quilting book at a yard sale. She thought it would make a fun project to update into more modern fabrics and colors. We TOTALLY agree!
So, you may be asking yourself, how can you join us in all of this 2015 Sampler fun??? Well, here is how!
First off, get a copy of the book, Teach Yourself Blocks from the Past by Marie Henry. It is available from many online stores. The publisher is working on getting a PDF version of this book available soon. We will post the link as soon as it is ready :)
Next, you just need to follow the schedule below! These amazing quilters will share their secrets and tips for putting these blocks together in their favorite way.
Week 1 Jan 5 Intro to QAL and Schedule (Marion) myquiltdiet.blogspot.com
Week 2 Jan 12 Fabric requirements (Natalie) natalie-ever-after.blogspot.com
Week 3 January 19 p, 8,9,60 (Natalie) natalie-ever-after.blogspot.com
Week 4 January 26 p.10, 11, 61 (Konda) moosequilts.com/blog
Week 5 February 2 p. 13,14,62 (Marion) myquiltdiet.blogspot.com
Week 6 Feb 9 p. 15,16,63 (Machelle) cherrytreecottagequilts.blogspot.com
Week 7 February 16 p. 17,18,65 (April) april-makingendsmeet.blogspot.com
Week 8 February 23 p. 19,20,66 (Terry) natalie-ever-after.blogspot.com
Week 9 March 2 p. 21,22,67 (Ginny) myquiltdiet.blogspot.com
Week 10 March 9 p. 23,24,68 (Maggie) shortcookie.blogspot.com
Week 11 March 16 p. 25,26,69 (Emily) Simplegirlsimplelife.com
Week 12 March 23 p. 27,28,70 (Barbie) thequiltingmill.blogspot.com
Week 13 March 30 p. 29,30,72 (Tiffany) Sewinsomethin.blogspot.com
Week 14 April 6 p. 33,34,74 (Maggie) shortcookie.blogspot.com
Week 15 April 13 p. 35,36,75 (Natalie) natalie-ever-after.blogspot.com
Week 16 April 20 p. 37,39,76 (Katie) ocouss.blogspot.com
Week 17 April 27 p. 40,41,77 (Marion) myquiltdiet.blogspot.com
Week 18 May 4 p. 42,43,78 (Barbie) thequiltingmill.blogspot.com
Week 19 May 11 p. 44,45,79 (Konda) moosequilts.com/blog
Week 20 May 18 p. 46,47,80 (Machelle) cherrytreecottagequilts.blogspot.com
Week 21 May 25 p. 48,49,81 (Stacy) Sewnicetocreate.blogspot.com
Week 22 June 1 p. 50,51,82 (Barbie) thequiltingmill.blogspot.com
Week 23 June 8 p. 53, 83, 91(Natalie) natalie-ever-after.blogspot.com
Week 24 June 15 p. 55,84,92 (Tiffany) Sewinsomethin.blogspot.com
Week 25 June 22 p. 56, 86, 93 (Marion) myquiltdiet.blogspot.com
Week 26 June 29 p. 87,88,94 (Katie) ocouss.blogspot.com
Week 27 July 6 Sashing and setting (Natalie) natalie-ever-after.blogspot.comWeek 28 July 13 Wrap up (Marion) myquiltdiet.blogspot.com
We can't wait to see your progress. Be sure to tag your progress on Instagram with #BFTPqal and #NMQGsamplerCHALLENGE.
You can also join our Flickr group HERE.