I have long lusted after Jen Kingwell’s Gypsy Wife and so when Nicole and I decided to do the Long Time Gone quilt it was on the condition that we’d follow it up with the Gypsy Wife quilt straight after. I got to spend some time with Nicole’s Gypsy Wife while we were in Houston and it was a thing of beauty and I knew I wanted to have a crack at making my very own. I know myself well enough that if I don’t have company and external motivation to get something done it will never happen, so the idea of having a Gypsy Wife Sew-along was born.
I’m really proud to announce that I’ll be partnering with Nicole Calver (of Snips Snippets) to bring you this event.
I met Nicole 3 years ago when we both competed in Sewvivor. Nicole went on to win the event and my heart. We’d never met until we shared a room together at Quilt Market 2016. I had such a great time with Nicole and it was at Quilt Market that we hatched the plan to do our first sew-along together. I’m really excited for you to get to know Nicole (if you haven’t already), she’s super crazy talented.
Start Date: Thursday 3 August 2017
End Date: Wednesday 3 January 2018
Winners will be announced Thursday 4 January 2018.
Ordering the Pattern
You can buy the pattern via this link, Amazon (click here) or Etsy (click here). and if you do so I will make a small commission on the sale which will go towards helping me to run this amazing event. (Thank you so much!) This is provided as a courtesy and I take no responsibility (nor can I control) stock levels, pricing or postage.
For information about the order in which we will be covering the blocks please click here.
For information about event tutorials please click here.
Alternatively you can sign up to my email newsletter, Gnome Gnews, which will contain reminders and links about where we’re up to in the event and where to get the latest information. Click here to sign up. Newsletters are sent every Monday AEST.
To help you with some inspiration and to get started with your fabric pull for this project I’ve collated some Gypsy Wife Quilts from around the internet along with some great fabric bundles which you can find by clicking here.
Sponsor, Prize + Winner
Our event Sponsor is Amitie Textiles. Amitié Textiles carries a huge range of inspiring fabrics suitable for patchwork, dress making, quilting, home décor and other craft and sewing projects. We specialize in Japanese and international designer fabrics that appeal to the young in years and young at heart. Our fabrics appeal to both the sophisticated and the traditional sewist.
Service for our online and in-store customers is important to us. Because of this, our staff are carefully chosen for their sewing skills, and their commitment to provide the best shopping experience to our customers. Whether you need assistance in choosing a fabric, or help with your latest sewing project, we are always happy to help.
Prize: $150 gift certificate.
Please note: The prize is open internationally. Winner is responsible for own postage, insurance and custom charges where applicable.
Connecting with Others (Hashtags & FB Groups)
The majority of this event will be run on Instagram and you can connect with other who are participating by using the following hashtags: #GypsyWifeSAL
If you’d like to connect with people on Facebook you can join Home of the Gnome(Angel) Facebook Group where we’ll be posting regularly and encouraging people to share.
You won’t want to miss a thing, so to help with that I’d recommend signing up to my weekly email newsletter. You can do so by clicking here.
Newsletters are sent every Monday (AEST) and contain all the information you need about all the events that I’m hosting, things I find from around the internet, community cork board and other great finds.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve read all this information and you’ve now got some questions you’d like answered, don’t worry you’re not alone. We’ve collated some of the questions we know people will have, some of the questions people have already had and some important information. You find find the general sew-along and event frequently asked questions by clicking here. The Jen Kingwell’s Gypsy Wife Quilt Sew-along Frequently Asked Questions can be found by clicking here.
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