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Quilt Alongs and Other Workshops
Be sure to check out the Guild Events page to see what's coming up and for new opportunities to take a workshop!
PROJECT QUILTING was started in 2010 by Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams as an annual quilting challenge.
The next challenge, Season 14, started in January 2023. Each "season" of Project QUILTING lasts 12 weeks and includes 6 challenges. You can participate in all the challenges, or just give one a try. You have one week (from Sunday until noon the next Sunday) to meet each challenge. Find out more about “Project Quilting”, upcoming and current challenges HERE.
You should also visit Kim’s website/ blog where you will find lots of other tips, her craft room overhaul, and several sew-alongs (https://kimlapacek.com/blog)
Thank you Deb McDonald for sharing this information! Deb joined CVQ this year and has shared many wonderful quilts she made as part of the 2022 Project Quilting challenge.
Love looking at miniature quilts? Would you like to try to make something small using your scraps? Check out the following websites for some free patterns!
Sewcialites" and "Sewcialites 2" were sew alongs hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop that attracted many quilters with free weekly block patterns in 2020-21(36 blocks) and 2022-23 (24 blocks). Each block pattern included 3 sizes, 3", 6", and 9" and can still be downloaded free on their website, HERE.
Temecula Quilt Co. no longer has a storefront, however, owner Sheryl Johnson maintains her online blog as well as pattern and fabric sales. The "Whirl" quilt is fascinating - a reproduction quilt from the early 1900s. It consists of 9-patches of 1" squares (finished), with a few sashing strips for assembly. It would look equally amazing using fabrics by current designers - Robin Pickens, Alison Glass, Giucy Giuce. The pattern begins HERE and continues in her blog.