We’re proud to be able to bring you the latest news about Fat Quarter Shop’s 7th Annual Charity Quilt Along. We’ve helped promote previous quilting-for-charity events, but this year’s FQS sampler quilt is the prettiest we’ve seen to date! Bloom-Topia is a sampler quilt featuring Summer Sweet by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda Fabrics. It combines gorgeous historical blocks in fun, modern colors. Read on to find out how you can enjoy your favorite pastime while helping Make-A-Wish.
If you’ve not participated in a charity quilt along before, this is a great opportunity to give it a try. Fat Quarter Shop makes it easy and fun… and with an absolutely gorgeous result!
Starting February 1st, FQS will offer the Bloom-Topia patterns as FREE downloads on their Jolly Jabber Blog. There are two releases per month (on the 1st and the 15th) from February through June. The release of the Finishing and Backing Patterns happens in July.
The suggested donation for the use of each free pattern is $5, but the actual amount is up to you each month or as a larger, one-time donation. Together, Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will match up to $20,000 of the donations raised to their Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas campaign!
You can download the free patterns each month or you can choose to purchase the complete quilt kit. This special kit includes everything you’ll need to make the Bloom-Topia quilt plus extra exclusive goodies. In addition to the fabric you’ll need to make the 64½” x 82½” quilt top, the borders, and the binding; you’ll also receive a roll of Triangles on a Roll triangle paper, an exclusive half-rectangle triangle template, and all the block and finishing patterns. Everything comes packaged in a beautiful keepsake box.
And, the beauty of this quilt continues onto the back with a striking 2020 In The Clouds design. The Backing Set is available as an add-on purchase. It includes 7½ yards of Summer Sweet fabric, the backing pattern, as well as an exclusive mouse pad that is only available with this backing set. Purchasing the Backing Set means you get the backing pattern now rather than waiting until its release in July 2020.
Not a quilter? You can Stitch Along as a cross stitcher
For the very first time, Fat Quarter Shop is offering a cross stitcher Charity Stitch Along to go hand-in-hand with the 2020 Quilt Along. Just as above, starting February 1st, FQS will release two patterns each month for six months on their Jolly Jabber Blog. The oh-so-pretty cross stitch pattern can be stitched up in any size cloth you prefer. The stitch count is 88 wide x 116 high, which finishes around 7″ x 9¼″ on 25 count Lugana. Soft colors like cream or gray allow the elements to shine, and happy flower colors would be perfect. The choices are up to you, but FQS has collected some great suggestions. Download their Cross Stitch Supply List for details or visit their site for all the options, including a darling project bag and enamel needle minder.
Last year, the proceeds from the Fat Quarter Shop 2019 Charity Quilt Along allowed the granting of four wishes. This year, they are hoping to be able to grant five! Wish kids are some of the bravest and sweetest kids you’ll ever know. Their wishes range from working in a pickle factory to going snorkeling, becoming a super hero to pushing all of the buttons in a tall building’s elevator. Their innocence and unexpected wisdom stays with you. A wish come true helps these children feel stronger, more energetic, and more willing and able to battle their critical illnesses.
We invite you to use the links above to click through to Fat Quarter Shop to discover all the details, pricing of the kits, and more. Thank you for considering to support this very worthy cause.