Back when we started the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Sew-along I had no idea how much my life would change and how much I would come to love Marti Michell’s templates. I was already using them to make my version of Lucy Kingwell’s Smitten and loving them, but I had no idea how I would go on to use them in everything I do. Marti and her team had very generously sent myself and the other Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Sew-along Bloggers all the sets we needed to make the quilt and so I started using them. I loved them. My accuracy improved, cutting out was so much easier and I started to think about all the patchwork I was doing in terms of what templates I could use.
I took advantage of a sale that Marti had and converted all the rulers that I use over to Marti Michell rulers so that I knew my measurements would be accurate across all cutting. I’ve found them to be great and will recommend them to anyone that asks. However, I’ve noticed in our Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Facebook Group that others have struggled to find uses for the templates outside of the sew-along. Seeing people struggle to adapt to using the templates with standard quilt patterns gave me an idea and so I got in contact with some of the amazing quilters that have been helping out on the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Sew-along and we’ve hatched a plan.
Starting on Friday 12 August, and continuing for 13 weeks, each Friday a fabulous blogger will share with you a tutorial on how to use the Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Template Sets A, B, N, D and S to make your very own mini quilt. Each blogger is designing a mini quilt just for you and I can’t wait to see what they come up with. Would you like to know more?
Who’s Involved & What’s the Timetable?
I’m so thrilled with the line up for this little event. We’ve got some great bloggers with their own unique styles from all around the world. Mini quilt patterns will be published on the following dates at the following websites:
12/08/2016 Angie @ GnomeAngel.com
19/08/2016 Tonya @ The Crafty Mummy
26/08/2016 Lucy @ Charm About You
02/09/2016 Kirsty @ Bonjour Quilts
09/09/2016 Cat @ Cat + Vee
16/09/2016 Nathalie @ Les Ouvrages de Nat
23/09/2016 Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts
30/09/2016 Peta @ She Quilts A Lot
07/10/2016 Lisa @ Sweet Little Pretties
14/10/2016 Rachel @ Wooden Spoon Quilts
21/10/2016 Raylee @ Sunflower Quilting
28/10/2016 Lisa @ In The Boon Docks
04/11/2016 And the lady herself, Marti Michell
What’s the Incentive?
The love of quilting, of course! Ok, so you want something a little more than that. Fair enough. How’s a prize pack from Marti Michell sound? Fabulous, right!
For now, that’s all I’m going to tell you. But be sure that over the coming weeks as we reveal our mini quilts we’ll also be revealing some other great prizes and giving you a taste of what’s included in the Marti Michell prize pack.
How do you Enter?
Simple. On Friday 18 November myself and the other bloggers will post a linky on their blogs. You can submit your photo via this linky. Alternatively you can submit your photo to the specific album in the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Facebook Group or you can post it on Instagram with the hashtag #MartiMichellMiniQuiltmania and tag myself (@gnomeangel) and Marti Michell (@MartiMichell) in the photo. So many ways to enter there should be no excuse for you not to be in the running!
Entries will be open from Friday 18 November 2016 @ 7am AEST (Sydney Time) and close Friday 25 November 2016 @ Midnight AEST.
How do I Win?
We have a secret panel of judges that will choose their favourite entries which will go in the running to win a prize. It’s open internationally and winners will be announced on Wednesday 30 November at 7:30am AEST. (Judges decision is final and discussion will not be entered into.)
Excited? I know I am. I can’t wait to see what everyone makes and how you all make your own versions with your own unique spin on it. If you have any questions hit me up in the comments or click here to drop me an email.