Mystery Medallion Quilt Block Challenge: Week 1

It’s time for your very first week of the National Quilters Circle Mystery Quilt Block Challenge! Are you ready for the reveal? We sure are!

Some of you may have already seen our early release of this block, so below you can find both the official release of the block and some new instructions to go along with them! This week we are making the center medallion of this quilt pattern.

Over the course of eight weeks, we will be creating the Mystery Medallion quilt pattern, designed by the talented Toby Lischko.

Looking for fabric requirements? Find them here!

Click the button below to download a PDF with instructions for week 1. Make sure to share your progress in the Quilt Block Challenge Facebook Group – we can’t wait to see everyone’s work!

If you haven’t signed up for the Quilt Block Challenge, there’s still time! You can sign up here to make sure you get the block assignments delivered to your inbox each week. And make sure to visit Toby’s quilt gallery to see more of her beautiful work!

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1,037 Responses to “Mystery Medallion Quilt Block Challenge: Week 1”
  1. Nancy Scott

    Looking forward to this. It does not say this is a required field, but it wouldn’t accept me until I completed the comments section.

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  2. Sandy Jones

    I have tried multiple times to sign up for the block challenge but have never gotten an email back?

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      Hello Sandy,

      We are sorry to hear that you are not receiving the E-Newsletter. Please make sure to check your junk/spam folder to see if the emails are going in there.

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      Becky
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  3. Christine Kellogg

    I am hoping that I will be able to manage this! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

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  4. Clorissa

    I love to hand quilt and have made several I thought myself so now will be a good time to learn the right way

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  5. Loretta Green

    The downloaded pattern is 2 pages, however the pages are numbered 3 and 4. Are there 2 more pages for this?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Loretta,

      Sorry about the confusion. There are only 2 pages in week 1.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  6. Candace Kohnke

    I am new to machine piecing and quilting, but hope to learn a lot from the videos.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Laura,

      We are sorry that you are not receiving the emails. Please make sure to check your junk/spam folder to see if the emails are going in there.

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      Becky
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  7. Linda

    Will you send the instructions for each block to my email? It’s confusing to try to find it on Facebook. Thanks.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Shirley,

      We apologize for the confusion. Week 1 is only 2 pages.

      Thanks,

      Becky
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  8. Sharon

    I haven’t quilted anything in years, but this looks interesting. Can I still receive the info to do the blocks even if I don’t post a picture?

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Sharon,

      Yes, you do not need to post a picture of your quilt to be a part of the challenge.

      Enjoy!

      Becky
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  9. Glenna Hulsey

    Anxious to see Toby’s latest pattern. Have known her for many yrs although we have not been in contact for some time. This will be a great quilt I am sure.

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  10. Bev

    trying to get fabric requirements for this challenge, don’t know that much on using computers

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  11. Jeanette Smith

    Thank you being you. I am so excited about the challenge. I’ve never been involved in one before.

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  12. Gayle Judkins

    Excited to do the challenge. Need the distraction. Need the fellowship. Bring it on.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Ramona,

      No cost. The challenge is free of charge.

      Have fun!

      Becky
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  13. Wilma Cheong

    Thank you for adding me. I consider myself a beginner quilter. Looking forward to this challenge.

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  14. Nancy Flanagan

    Beautiful start to the mystery quilt. Can’t wait to see where we go from here.

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  15. Sandy Kashka

    Please sign me up for the Mystery Medallion Quilt and any other goodies! Excited!!

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  16. nancy chandler

    I tried to post a picture of a quilt and I got messages that they couldn’t see it??? What am I doing wrong??

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Nancy,

      You will want to post pictures on our Facebook Group. NQC Quilt Block Challenge

      Thanks,

      Becky
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  17. Nann

    I thought we were supposed to get extra for the first block today. Doesnt look like any more than last week. Did I miss something?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Nann,

      We released the first block early with the fabric requirements. This is the same block that was included with the fabric requirements.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Sheila,

      Yes, the challenge will be sent out weekly through email.

      Thanks,

      Becky
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  18. Kathleen

    I have signed up for this a few times and do NOT get the email for the patterns. If you state that you are going to send out an email, then send it out with the pattern. How many more times do I need to do this? Please send out the emails with the patterns as you stated above.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Kathleen,

      We are sorry to hear that you are not receiving the emails. Please make sure to check your junk/spam folder to see if the emails are going in there.

      Thanks,

      Becky
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    • Susan Vatsvog

      Hello, I signed up and I’m getting the instruction.
      The problem is when I try Facebook to look at everyone’s post. It says closed group. If we’re part of this mystery group why are we blocked out? Disapointed

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      • Customer Service

        Hello Susan,

        You do have to send in a Friend request to join the Facebook Group. Once we receive the request we will approve it and you will be able to see everyone’s posts.

        Thanks,

        Becky
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  19. jenni power

    about to start have been watching every one elses and I’m hooked I am from Australia

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Emma,

      We are sorry for the confusion. Week 1 is only 2 pages.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  20. Debra

    I am making the lap blanket. Are the cutting requirements the same for everyone at this stage? How will I know which cutting directions belong to which project?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Debra,

      Week 1 is the center block so the cutting instructions are the same for both sizes of quilts at this time.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  21. Stephanie

    when I downloaded the pattern, it was pages 3 and 4. Where are the first two pages?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Stephanie,

      I am sorry for the confusion. Block 1 is only 2 pages.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  22. Debbi Marsden

    I have never done a mystery quilt before . I love medallion quilts. I figured this would be a great opportunity to combine the two.

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  23. Vickie Ramsey

    I. Liked the first challenge wit Susan Guzman. I can’t do PDF ‘s but Emails is fine .

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Debra,

      You would only log into our site if you have a Premium membership. There is no need to log in for the challenge.

      Thanks,

      Becky
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  24. Audrey Siemens

    I don’t really quilt that much, but thought I’d save this pattern for a future time when I can quilt.

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  25. VICKIE RAMSEY

    I wish I could afford the Premium Member plan. I would love to see all your Video’s. What does shy me away is the following year with the annual charge of auto payment after a previous . I don’t have xtra funds for many things. Sorry .

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Vickie,

      Here is a link to a current promotional offer we are running for our Premium Membership. https://go.nationalquilterscircle.com/C14042

      You can contact us by email, chat, or phone after the membership has been purchased and we can turn off the automatic renewal on your membership.

      We did want to make you aware that we do send you an email reminder 45 days prior to your renewal date, and by opting out of the automatic renewal you will no longer receive this email notification.

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      Becky
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    • Customer Service

      Hi Linda,

      We are sorry to hear that you are not getting the emails. Please make sure to check your junk/spam folder to see if the emails are going in there.

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      Becky
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  26. Paula Brock

    Have made the first week’s block and now ready for the next. Many comments on it.

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  27. Margie White

    I have yet to get any notices in my inbox. I have been getting directions by signing into facebook and getting on your site. I’ve been seeing everyones’ beautiful blocks and fabric choices. The block has expanded since I downloaded the pattern last week!

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Margie,

      We are sorry that you are not receiving the emails. Please make sure to check your junk/spam folder to see if the emails are going in there.

      Thanks,

      Becky
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  28. Tricia

    I’m a novice at quilting and I do some by hand and some on a machine……when I viewed this beautiful block I felt FEAR and don’t feel confident to challenge myself….any tips?

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Tricia,

      No worries, the challenge is for all levels of quilters. You may also want to join our Facebook group NQC Quilt Block Challenge. The group is really supportive of each other.

      Thanks,

      Becky
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  29. Rosalie LaBell

    I am not getting the patterns for the second week and I see that others have it already I would like to be able to keep up with the rest if I can

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      Hi Rosalie,

      We are sorry that you are not receiving the emails. Please make sure to check your junk/spam folder to see if the emails are going in there.

      Thanks,

      Becky
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    • Customer Service

      Hi Vicki,

      We are sorry that you are not receiving the emails. Please make sure to check your junk/spam folder to see if the emails are going in there.

      Thanks,

      Becky
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    • Customer Service

      Hello Sylvia,

      Block 2 will be sent out by email on Friday.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Beverly,

      We are only one week one so this is the first pattern available.

      Have fun!

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  30. Jennifer Wilson

    This is so exciting. I wanted to try something different and this is perfect.

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  31. Kathy Duncan

    I want to be part of the quilt block challenge. This will be the first time I have participated in a challenge like this.

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  32. Shirley Glass

    Unfortunately at present, time is not going to let me work on this. Will save for hopefully the first of the year

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  33. Deb Chand

    excited to try quilting! I am BRAND new to this…. hope I’m not in over my head!

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Sharlene,

      Sorry about the confusion. Block 1 is only two pages.

      Enjoy!

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Patricia,

      Block 2 will be emailed out this Friday. We are only on Block 1 at this time.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Tricia,

      Block 2 will be emailed out this Friday. We are only on Block 1 at this time.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  34. Kim

    I love to quilt but I’m just getting into it seriously. I did quite a bit when I was really young but it was old school back then. Now with all the techniques to do it, I have a lot to learn and my first task is to finish getting my craftroom setup. Then I’ll have room to put all my fabric and different craft supplies, and then onto doing a bunch of quilts for gifts and some just because I need to learn the different techniques and learn the tips and get good at it. But I don’t want my other crafts to suffer for getting into quilting unless of course I get so hooked I can’t do anything else or think of anything else. Here goes! So I don’t understand about this Quilt Block Challenge – are we supposed to design our own blocks or??

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Kim,

      You will receive an email weekly with instructions on the block. The mystery is that you do not know what the finished quilt will look like until you have completed it.

      Have fun!

      Becky
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    • Customer Service

      Hello Donna,

      You can pick whatever colors you would like.

      Enjoy the challenge!

      Becky
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    • Customer Service

      Hi Joan,

      We are sorry to hear that you did not receive the email. Please make sure to check your junk/spam folder to see if the email went in there.

      Thanks,

      Becky
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  35. Cynthia Ferguson

    I was able to download Week 1’s directions, but can’t even find week 2! Appreciate if you add me to the email list.
    Thanks
    Cyndi Ferguson

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Cynthia,

      Block 2 will be emailed out this Friday. We are only on Block 1 at this time.

      Thanks,

      Becky
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    • Customer Service

      Hi Paula,

      Block 2 will be emailed out this Friday. We are only on Block 1 at this time.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Bobbie,

      Click on the blue Download Pattern button in this post to download the instructions.

      Enjoy!

      Becky
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      Reply
  36. Cheryl LaBonte

    Getting ready to start this mystery challenge…I have number one…looking for number two

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Cheryl,

      Block 2 will be emailed out this Friday. We are only on Block 1 at this time.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  37. Marilyn

    Love doing the challenges, I learn a lot and get a beautiful quilt !
    Thank you for doing these.

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  38. Robin Beeson

    I have entered this challenge at least 5 times but have not been receiving my weekly block assignments.

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      Hi Robin,

      We are sorry to hear that you are not receiving the emails. Please make sure to check your junk/spam folder to see if the emails are going in there.

      Thanks,

      Becky
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    • Customer Service

      Hello Joyce,

      Block on is the center block so the instructions are the same for both sizes of the quilt.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Jancie,

      We are sorry to hear that you have not been receiving the emails for the challenge. Please make sure to check your junk/spam folder to see if the emails are going in there.

      Thanks,

      Becky
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  39. Dawn Van Hassel

    Can’t wait to do this mystery quilt! First time ever trying something like this.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Tonya,

      We do apologize there are only the 2 pages.

      Thanks,

      Becky
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  40. Kimberly Moody

    I’m new at this and I’m not sure I can keep up but I’ve always wanted to try this.

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  41. Patti Zoellick

    I’m not very diligent on finishing projects in a timely manor but I do love the challenges. So I would like to continue to receive the weekly mystery block if I can so I would be able to complete it even if not on time. If that is a problem, shoot me an email to let me know that I would not qualify to receive the weekly block.

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Peggy,

      You are fine. This is Block 1 so you should be good to go.

      Thanks,

      Becky
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    • Customer Service

      Hi Kemper,

      Block 2 will be emailed out this Friday. We are only on Block 1 at this time.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Sandra,

      Block 2 will be emailed out this Friday. We are only on Block 1 at this time.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

      Reply
    • Customer Service

      Hi Jodie,

      Click on the blue Download Pattern button to download the block to your computer.

      If you are still experiencing issues, feel free to contact our customer service team at 1-855-706-3538 and they will trouble shoot the problem with you over the phone.

      Thanks,

      Becky
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  42. Cynthia York

    Hi there, I am a New B to cyber quilt block challenge. A little anxious and excited. Not to keen on doing something without knowing/seeing the whole pie. But I’m in..do we have to use the colors displayed? I want to use my stash. I would like to take a bite out of my hoarded fabrics. I just got a call from my favorite quilt shop to come pick up my special order of minky fabric that I need to find a holding place until I get-round-to sewing that project. Happy 2B stitchin!

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Cynthia,

      Welcome to the challenge. You can use whatever type of fabrics you would like.

      Enjoy!

      Becky
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  43. Marla

    Are there 2 pages or 4 pages. I get page 1 and 2, which look like 3 and 4, which is on the pages I printed.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Marla,

      We do apologize there are only the 2 pages.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  44. Sonja Hammond

    I have received 2 email one saying Clue 2 and one saying Clue 3 but there is no clue to download. Where do I find these clues?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Sonja,

      The clues are what is in the magnifying glass, a sample of the finished quilt.

      Thanks,

      Becky
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    • Customer Service

      Hello Patricia,

      Part two will be sent out through email this Friday. We are only on part one this week.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  45. Patty Murphy

    This is 3rd time I’ve signed up for the Medallion Quilt Block Challenge. I am not receiving the instructions.

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      Hello Patty,

      We are sorry that you are not receiving the emails. Please check your junk/spam folder to see if the emails are going in there.

      Thanks,

      Becky
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  46. Judy

    I would like emails for instructions on the Mystery Medallion Quilt Block Challenge please.

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  47. Rosemarie

    I signed up for the challenge, I did receive block one on my email, but no block two, I’ve checked all of my folders and I can’t locate it. I noticed on FB people are sharing pictures of their completed week 2. Thank you

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Rosmarie,

      We are only on week 1. Week 2 will be sent out through email on Friday.

      Thanks,

      Becky
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  48. Shauna Reynolds

    Can’t wait to start. We’re do I get all the directions. And material list

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  49. paulette Frisch

    it would be nice if I could download he patern and print it, instead it keeps asking me to join for free. How does it work? how many times does one have to join before getting anything to print and do , assuming before week 2 pattern is added.

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  50. paulette Frisch

    it would be nice if I could download he patern and print it, instead it keeps asking me to join for free. How does it work? how many times does one have to join before getting anything to print and do , assuming before week 2 pattern is added.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Paulette,

      Click on the blue “Download Pattern” button in this post. This will download the pattern to your computer.

      Thanks,

      Becky
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  51. Cheryl James

    I downloaded week 1 but the instructions for part 2 aren’t anywhere to be found. Looked on FBI under announcements and still only part 1

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Cheryl,

      I do apologize, I am not understanding what you mean by part 2. We are only on week 1 of the challenge and week one is only 2 pages long.

      Thanks,

      Becky
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  52. bruceandsuewilliams

    I haven’t received an email either. And I can’t find part 2. I just downloaded the pattern and it still only has the 3 pages. I know others have asked and have been given answers. But, I have tried and tried and can’t get part 2. Is it possible to separate part 2 from part 1? It would be easier to find at least for me. Thanks.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello,

      We are sorry that you are not receiving the emails. Please make sure to check your junk/spam folder to see if the emails are going in there. I do apologize, I am not understanding what you mean by part 2. We are only on week 1 of the challenge and week one is only 2 pages long.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  53. Kanell Speirs

    I’m from Bastrop, Louisiana. This is my third sign-up for this quilt challenge, and I’ve still not received any emails. Yes, I checked my spam. I hope this one works – the first block pictures are all stunning!

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Susy,

      Week 2 will be sent out by email tomorrow.

      Enjoy!

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Nancy,

      We are sorry for the confusion. Week one is only pages 3-4.

      Thanks,

      Becky
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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