Little Shop of Horrors foundation paper pieced jacket by @Edel
Welcome to the 2024 Quiltalong! As you can see from the picture above, we aren’t just about making traditional quilts here. This is our space to discuss all things quilty. Regardless of whether you’ve never made a quilt or you’ve made 50, if you are interested in quilting, this is the place for you! This group consists of quilters of all levels and we are here to encourage and support each other along each of our quilting journeys.
There are a variety of ways to participate in this craftalong. You’re welcome to just hang out, enjoy some quilt-related chatting, & share progress pics of your latest creation. You are also welcome to complete our prompts, challenges, and/or Blocks of the Month, as well as sharing and completing your quilt goals - all of which will give you a chance to win prizes! Prizes will range from Amazon gift cards to a quilting supply. The more tickets you earn, the better your chance of winning the quarterly challenge prize (provided by AudiobookLover).
Prompts: Each month there will be an inspirational prompt. The prompts this year will include colors and shapes. The first half of the year will focus on colors and the second half on shapes.
For the color prompts, the monthly color needs to be highlighted. This can be done in a variety of ways. For example, if the color is red, you could do a black and white quilt block with a pop of red. You could do a block made up of red scraps. You could make a mug rug that you quilt with red thread. Just have fun and make the monthly color shine!
When you complete a prompt, you will be given 2 tickets into our quarterly prize drawing.
Challenges: Each quarter (every 3 months) we will host a challenge. You can enter one item of each size (small, medium, or large) to earn tickets for the challenge. You are not required to do the actual quilting yourself in order to enter a project (ie. so long as you pieced the top together, it does not matter if you send your quilt out to a longarmer, you can still enter it as a challenge entry). Challenge entries can be any quilted project from a mug rug all the way up to a king sized quilt.
Personal Finish: Why be limited by the prompts and challenges? Every finish deserves to be celebrated! Each quarter, you can enter one item of each size (small, medium, or large) to earn tickets. This includes everything from quilt blocks to completed quilts.
Small: Something that takes you less than 10 hours to sew and quilt. (2 ticket)
Medium: Something that takes you 10-20 hours to sew and quilt. (3 tickets)
Large: Something that takes you 20 or more hours to sew and quilt. (4 tickets)
Group Nominated Block of the Month (BOM): Each month, we will have a new member nominated block that you can complete using your own fabric choices. You have the option of creating the specific BOM featured for the month or submitting a similar looking block that is created more within your skill level or finishes at your preferred size.
The goal of the BOM is to have enough blocks by the end of the year to create a nice sized quilt top (that you can then show off to everyone here in the Quiltalong!). If you complete the BOM during the month it is hosted, you will earn 2 tickets. You can also earn 1 ticket by completing the monthly block outside of it’s hosted month, so long as it’s within the same year (ie. if you complete the March 2024 block during the month of March 2024, you get 2 tickets. If you complete the March 2024 block during a different month of 2024, you get 1 ticket).
Goal List: Please share your quilty goals for this quarter. For each goal that you accomplish, you will receive an extra ticket to the Quiltalong prize drawing. This can be in combination with other tickets that you may earn with your quilted project. For example, on your list of goals you have “Complete 2024 BOM quilt.” Once you complete this goal (and post it as a ticket entry), you will earn a ticket to the prize drawing. You can also submit your 2024 BOM quilt as a personal finish or prompt/challenge entry.
How to Post an Entry: To enter a Prompt, Challenge, Personal Finish, BOM, or Goal List project for a ticket entry, please use the appropriate header below, at the start of your post:
-I your name, offer your item for month’s prompt
-I your name, offer your item for my small/medium/large (pick one) challenge entry.
-I your name, offer your item for my small/medium/large (pick one) personal finish.
-I your name, submit this as my (late/current) (BOM month) BOM entry.
-I your name, submit your goal for my goal list entry.