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Summer Sew-Along

Each summer, the Guild offers a Summer Sew-Along.  Summer Sew-Along projects are fun and easy to sew - a little sewing each week will result in a quilt top completed by Labour Day.

Participants meet weekly in July and August on Zoom to share progress on the pattern.  The fun part of the project is seeing how the quilt looks with everyone's fabric choices!

The 2024 Summer Sew-Along will take place from July 7th through August 31st. Details are published in the April Guild Newsletter.

Frequently Asked Questions

1.  Is there a cost to participate?  For summer 2024, there is no cost to join.  Registration details will be available in the April Guild newsletter.

2.  What about the pattern, how much does it cost?  Some years, we use a pattern that is available for purchase at local quilt shops.  Other years, we use a free pattern or a tutorial available on-line.  

3.  I would like to participate, but I'll be away on vacation and will miss a week.  Could I still join?  Our meetings are recorded, so if you miss a week (or more), you can watch the video and catch up when you're home. 

4.  I don't want to make a big quilt - can I make a smaller version?  You can make your quilt as big or as little as you like.  Some participants have made baby quilts, or enlarged the quilt to fit a Queen bed.  

5.  Is this a class or workshop?  No, there's no instruction.  Sometimes we share tips about cutting or construction methods that vary from the way the original pattern is written.  The projects tend to be straight-forward and suitable for beginner quilters and a fun sew for more advanced quilters.

2024 Summer Sew-Along - "Quatrefoil"

The 2024 Summer Sew-Along project is Quatrefoil, by Missouri Star.  This beautiful quilt is easy to make, which is perfect for the relaxed sewing we do during the Summer Sew-Along.  

No pattern is required for this project, we will be using the tutorial by Missouri Star.  This project can be made using a layer cake, fat quarters or yardage, and it's perfect for fussy cutting if you've got a special print you want to showcase.  If you're looking to add a little sewing to your summer, join us!  A little bit of sewing each week will result in a beautiful quilt top completed by Labour Day.  

Interested or have questions?  Registration and contact details are in the April Guild newsletter.  

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2023 Summer Sew-Along "Churn Plus" 

In 2023, we made "Churn Plus", a free pattern from the Robert Kaufman website.  You can download a free pattern for this quilt here.  


2022 Summer Sew-Along "Rolling Stone" 

In 2022, we made "Rolling Stone", a free pattern from the Jordan Fabrics website.  You can watch a video and download a free pattern for this quilt here.  

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2021 Summer Sew-Along "Bjorn Bear" 

In 2021, we made "Bjorn Bear", a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.  The pattern is available from local quilt shops.  Read more about the pattern designer here.

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