Free Quilt Block Challenges

Free Quilt Block Challenges from National Quilters Circle

If you’re anything like us, quilting isn’t just a hobby… it’s a way of life! But sometimes life’s responsibilities can come knocking, leaving us with not as much time for quilting as we would like. When life gets hectic, it’s important to make time for a little fun and relaxation. What better way than at your sewing machine?! With the National Quilters Circle Quilt Block Challenges, you can do just that. Our goal is to help you engage your passion and get you quilting alongside friends. It’s easy! Select any of the challenges below and sign up to get the pattern. You will receive the fabric requirements, and patterns to create the quilt. Be sure to also join the National Quilters Circle Quilt Block Challenge Facebook group. There, you can share photos of your work each week and to see what the other challengers have created. It’s the perfect way to connect with new quilting friends and get inspired!

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282 Responses to “Free Quilt Block Challenges”
  1. Marlane Shirek

    thank you for the free quilt block challenges, can’t wait to get started. and to meet new quilters that can help this beginner

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  2. Sharon Keith

    Always had trouble with picking the right colors. Learning a lot from all the post.

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  3. Carolyn Lewis

    Looking forward to leaning new quilt blocks and tips and tricks to making them easier.

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  4. Kimberly Paradise

    I would love to learn to quilt and feel this would be a great west to start

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  5. Joyce

    Thanks for offering these Challenge patterns! Enjoyable to try something new! 🌻Joyce

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  6. Terri Pounders

    Life has been complicated over the last few months…I’m looking forward to slowing down and enjoying making some of these quilts!

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  7. Wendy Charles

    I enjoy doing the block challenges just not always when they are happening at the time.

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  8. B Howard

    Always interested in block challenges. Like ideas to share with others, including young and also new quilters

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  9. Patricia A Timberlake-Turk

    I like learning new techniques and blocks. You don’t know until the end what the quilt will look like.

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  10. Dorothy Woodrum

    I love sewing. And making quilts for my friends.
    But now I’m going to enjoy making some for my home.

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  11. Carole Ann McMaster

    I was previously a member and completed the Lexington Sampler with the NQC, but for some reason I lost my membership! I am fairly new to quilting and loved the challenge set! Looking forward to learning even more 😃

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  12. Selma Sherratt

    Would love to do these blocks by hand, will take them with me when I have showdays.

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  13. J L

    I am drawn to “sampler” quilts. I get to make different blocks, sa as to not get bored.

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  14. Rita

    I want to sew every pattern that I see. These are all so pretty and some look challenging.

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  15. Shirley Bentson

    I would love to learn Ice Crystals but wonder if Windmills and Pinwheels first. Help. Never done a challenge before,

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  16. Lynne Shand

    I have already done the Ice Crystals and Windmills and Pinwheels quilts. They were great fun to do. I would love to have the patterns for the Pielades Sampler and the Medallion Sampler. Looking forward to making them!

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  17. Sharon Fields

    This is a great idea. I typically save as they come out in case I don’t get the chance to complete them at the time of the challenge. This will make things much easier.

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  18. Donna Brewer

    I love old quilt patterns and have made several sampler quilts using them, especially before the 1880’s.

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  19. Carol Beardmore

    I’ve been away from quilting for many years. This will get me back on track.

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  20. Irene

    Even though I have been”quilting” for almost 25 years, I’ve accomplished only a few quilts. I still consider myself a new we. I try to learn as much as I can and new (to me) techniques. These simple block challenges give me that opportunity. I really appreciate your sharing these and helping me grow in my love for quilting.

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  21. Judith Cartwright

    2019 was a rough year for me. Diagnosed with breast cancer and had chemo. My New Years resolution is to sew more and that includes making my first quilt! Love seeing all the amazing blocks that you women create!!

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  22. Linda

    I was able to download each block for the Pleiadas quilt on my Samsung Galaxy phone, but the finishing instructions do not download as a document that I can print from my phone. I tried to download on my computer, but I can’t even sign up on the computer to access any of the challenges. Can you please email the finishing instructions to me as a printable document. Thank you.
    Linda

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  23. Melinda Mustered

    I learned so much while doing the Pleiades challenge. I still refer to some of her videos. Great tips for perfect points! Thank you!

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  24. Barnia Young

    I watch other quilters in our guild at St. Paul’s Baptist Church complete blocks they deceive and wish I had accepted challenges . I would like to try it and enhance my knowledge and skills!

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  25. Lesa

    I am kinda new at quilting, but I am looking forward to trying these lovely blocks.

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    • Customer Service

      HI Veronica,

      You can find free patterns at aqququilt.com you just need to enter your email address.

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Lois,

      Thank you for contacting us. You can find free patterns at accuquilt.com you just need to enter your email address.

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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      • Customer Service

        Hello Gavin,

        Thank you for contacting us. These are some of the past challenges and I don’t believe there will be any new comments added to the pages.

        If you need further assistance please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

        We greatly appreciate your business!

        Sincerely,

        Joan
        National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  26. Linda Humphrey

    I have quilted for 40 years, but still look for different blocks and quilt patterns.

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  27. Nettie Johnson

    I look forward to getting the new block patterns that you send to me. Thank you.

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  28. Millicent

    I went to a quilting class with my girlfriend in 2016 and started making star quilts and recently made a King size quilt for my sister in law and I am so please with how it came out….I am working on my girlfriend quilt….it is a over sized queen.
    I enjoy quilting by hand sewing and machine sewing is so much faster…

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  29. Sharon

    just starting to learn how to quilt. Have been sewing for 50+ years making clothes and upholstering got interested in quilting when Ii retired

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  30. Janet Goldberg

    QUestion.. I want to do the medallion sampler challenge but it seems every time I need to access pattern information, it’s asking for my email again which generates another welcome email message to me. what am I doing wrong

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  31. Suzanne Létourneau

    Is it possible to get free pattern in other to pratice sewing those beautiful blocks

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Suzanne,

      Thank you for contacting us. Here is the link for the free patterns to the past block challenges: https://www.nationalquilterscircle.com/article/quilt-block-challenges/

      For more free patterns you can go to and add your email address at accuquilt.com

      If you need further assistance please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Brenda,

      Thank you for contacting us. Here is the link for the free patterns to the past block challenges: https://www.nationalquilterscircle.com/article/quilt-block-challenges/

      For more free patterns you can go to and add your email address at accuquilt.com

      If you need further assistance please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

      Reply
  32. Margie Meyer

    Would love to have your block patterns. Please send them. I’m looking for blocks to do a sampler quilt. Thanks

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  33. Linda Burke

    My quilt group loves new and different patterns. I’d like to download the Pleiades Sampler, please.

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  34. Mdaniellejb@tomail.com

    j’aime apprendre a faire de nouveaux modèles de courtepointes merci

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  35. Janice LaRue

    I think id like to begin the Windmills and Pinwheels pattern…many months late. Id like to see the finished quilt photo, but cant find it here.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Julie,

      Thank you for contacting us. Here is the link for Baskets in Bloom: https://go.nationalquilterscircle.com/A21603/

      Have Fun!

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

      Reply
  36. Linda Martin

    trying to obtain the pattern and instructions for the baskets and blooms challenge. Can anyone help with this. Thank you.

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  37. Barbara Scott

    I thought I had signed up for the April 2020 Quilt Block Challenge titled “Baskets and Blooms”. I have the fabric requirements page, but cannot find the instructions for this weeks 3 blocks.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Barbara,

      Thank you for contacting us. The blocks get released one a week, block two will be coming out this Thursday 4/30/20.

      Have a great time.

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  38. Deborah Kuhns

    I’m excited about this challenge. Can’t wait to get started!!

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  39. Catherine

    HI could someone please clarify….? I signed up for Baskets and Blooms, but I was under the impression that the block pattern would be emailed to us each week. I had to reach out to get weeks 1 & 2, but I still did not receive week 3. This happened to me with another quilt challenge before – I never received the blocks. Am I supposed to find them elsewhere? I signed in, do not have FaceBook, and did not locate week 3 in a place where it allowed me to open it Thanks for any help.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Catherine,

      Thank you for contacting us. Here is the link to sign up at maybe there was a type o in the email address:

      https://go.nationalquilterscircle.com/A21603/

      Have you checked your spam for the emails? I have also included the link for the past weeks:

      https://www.nationalquilterscircle.com/article/baskets-and-blooms-week-3/

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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      • Catherine

        Thanks for your help Joan. Oddly enough, I signed up more than once, since I didn’t get an initial, thanks for joining. At some point I did receives that message – but I did check for it a few times. I found / received the shopping list prior to the first week release ( I did receive the list then that first day) but did not receive the instructions until I spoke to you and you sent the link for the instructions for week one and 2. This happened to me with Pleiades and it suddenly corrected itself. Very strange I did receive this – but video dropped off part way through We go live at 1:00 PM CT – Join Ashley Hough for NQC LIVE!

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  40. Jenny Fenderson

    I like this challenge. Never seen these blocks before and I would like to try them.

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  41. Isabel Cagney

    Have just finished my first challenge – made during lockdown!

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Carol,

      You’ve come to the right place for fresh ideas. Enjoy.

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  42. Brenda

    I am currently participating in the Baskets and Blooms Quilting Challenge. Are the blocks from previous Challenge Blocks available for download? Please advise.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Brenda,

      Thank you for contacting us. You can type in the search window “quilt challenge” and it will bring up the ones that are still available.

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  43. Pat

    COVID has given me a change to piece quilts since I have to stay at home. I am really enjoying honing my skills

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  44. Lurlean

    I cannot open week 7 as there are 2 week 6 – one that is blue and one that is black. If you press the blue week 6, you are taken to a page where week 6 is black and week 7 is blue. When you press the week seven that is blue who are taken back to the page for week 7 where week 6 is blue and a second week 6 is black (but it should be blue so that week 7 can be revealed. Please help

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  45. Barbara Nolen

    All patterns seen look easy and so neat and clean; the patterns that I live.

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  46. Marilyn Bowe

    Thank you so (sew) much for these challenges. I am self taught and have learned so much from participating in these challenges and the participants are so creative I learn from them also.

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  47. Carolyn Taylor

    Did the Pleiades sampler, learned so much and loved my finished quilt top!

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  48. Kathy Wagner

    I have tried a couple of these and need to finish But I would love to try more and learn more new blocks. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  49. Lloydina Elliott

    Really enjoyed basket challenge. I learned a lot. I had never tried anything like that before.

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  50. Tammy Johnston

    I absolutely love these challenges!!! Love waiting for them to release a new one each week.

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  51. Valerie Stone

    Really love seeing the finished quilt tops. Your patterns are gorgeous! I would love to have the Pleiades Sampler pattern for starters.

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  52. Gill Scarisbrick

    Not yet made a quilt and this may give me the ‘kick’ I need to give me confidence.

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  53. Angela Jarman

    Sometimes it is hard to find time for yourself the quilt block challenge helps

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