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Bali 2020 (PAST TRIP)

Come along with us and experience Bali, a paradise in every sense of the word. We’ll combine amazing sightseeing, hands-on workshops with master batik artisans, incredibly unique tours, unbelievable batik shopping experiences and the opportunity to experience it all with fellow quilters.

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Medallion Quilt Block Challenge

Welcome to the Medallion Quilt Block Challenge! You will be creating the Mystery Medallion quilt pattern, designed by the talented Toby Lischko of Gateway Quilts & Stuff. There are two sizes for this challenge quilt, a bed size (83” x 101”) and a throw size (65” x 65”). The fabric requirements for the bed size are listed first with the throw size requirements listed second in parenthesis. We have also provided fabric color suggestions based on Toby’s choices when designing the quilt. Toby has also provided general instructions for cutting Half Square Triangles and Quarter Square Triangles as well as piecing instructions for Flying Geese and Diamond in a Square blocks, as these are both common throughout the quilt. Find the instructions below and get started now!

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Windmills and Pinwheels Quilt Block Challenge

Welcome to the Windmills and Pinwheels Quilt Block Challenge! You will be making the Windmills and Pinwheels pattern designed by Toby Lischko of Gateway Quilts & Stuff. The Windmills and Pinwheels quilt is a fun blend of pieced points and curved applique. Made in a medallion style, you can either piece or applique a large center block and then build upon the center as you work your way through this challenge. For several of the blocks you will be given the choice of patterns – one a pieced block designed by Toby and one a slightly different pieced version designed by Ashley Hough that incorporates applique. The applique design inspiration came from one of the main print fabrics, which features flowers. While we have provided applique templates for you to create the same designs, feel free to play around and create your own.

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Pleiades Quilt Block Challenge

Welcome to the Pleiades Quilt Block Challenge! You will be creating the beautiful Pleiades quilt pattern, designed by the talented Gina Perkes of The Copper Needle. This quilt celebrates the full spectrum, transitioning from one color to the next with each new block. There are many different fabric lines which lend themselves to this concept in your fabric choices. The yardage is generous due to the transitional nature of the design. Have fun playing with color! If you’re interested in coloring your quilt block before making it there are also coloring pages available for each block. The finished quilt size is 66” x 66”. Find the fabric instructions and the patterns for each block below.

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Happy Block Swap Quilt Block Challenge: Fabric Requirements

It’s time to gather your supplies and get ready for the National Quilters Circle Happy Block Swap! What is the Happy Block Swap? We’re excited to announce we’ve paired up with Andrea Smith of Happy Cloud Creations to create six weeks of quilting fun! To join the challenge, click here and enter you’re email address.…

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Happy Block Swap Quilt Block Challenge: Week 5

Can you believe it’s time to make our LAST blocks in the National Quilters Circle Happy Block Swap Quilt Block Challenge? This week we are making bonus blocks! Looking for the fabric requirements? Find them here! Over the course of six weeks we will be making the Happy Block Swap Sampler, by Andrea Smith of…

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Happy Block Swap Quilt Block Challenge: Week 4

Moving right along in the National Quilters Circle Happy Block Swap Quilt Block Challenge, we’re already up to week four! Can you believe it? It’s time to get started on blocks G and H! Looking for the fabric requirements? Find them here! Over the course of six weeks we will be making the Happy Block…

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Happy Block Swap Quilt Block Challenge: Week 3

We are already on week three of the National Quilters Circle Happy Block Swap Quilt Block Challenge! Have the first two weeks been going well for you? We’re excited to get working on our third blocks! Looking for the fabric requirements? Find them here! Over the course of six weeks we will be making the…

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Happy Block Swap Quilt Block Challenge: Week 2

It’s the second week of the National Quilters Circle Happy Block Swap Quilt Block Challenge! How did your first blocks turn out? We love seeing them in the Quilt Block Challenge Facebook Group! Now it’s time to get started on the blocks for week two! Looking for the fabric requirements? Find them here! Over the…

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