Monday, December 2, 2013

Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along: Join Us!

Happy December! 'Tis the season for handmade holidays . . . and being incredibly busy. That's why I'm excited to announce a super-fun and simple quilt along that you can easily take part in, no matter how much more shopping, wrapping and baking you have to do!

Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along

Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along

Next Monday, 12/9 through 2/14 (that's Valentine's Day for all you romantics!), Craft Buds is hosting the Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along! This beginner-friendly quilt pattern was designed by Sukie for my book, Modern Bee—13 Quilts to Make with Friends.
Mosaic Tiles

Participants are not limited to making quilts, however. We'd love to see what you can create based on the original Mosaic Tiles block design. Is it a holiday stocking or tree skirt? How about an eBook cover or messenger bag? Whip up a mini quilt for your Valentine, an apron for your sister or your own quilt design inspired by the block. Anything goes, as long as you create a finished item! During the 10-week quilt along, we'll be sharing project inspiration, quilting tips and layout options with lots of help from our friends. If you don't have time to get started in December, we invite you to go ahead and sign up anyway!

You can join us in 2014 with plenty of time to finish a project before mid-February. Here's the schedule:

Monday, 12/9
Kickoff! Announcing our sponsors, guest judges + prizes

Monday, 12/16
Guest post: Holiday project and guest post with layout options with Amy of 13 Spools

Wednesday, 12/18
Guest post: Holiday project inspired by block with Sarah of Fabric Seeds

Monday, 12/30
Guest post: Mosaic Tiles layout options with Katie of ChooChoo Skadoo Quilts

Wednesday, 1/1
Happy New Year: Still 6 weeks to sew along!

Friday, 1/3
Guest post: Mosaic Tiles bag by Katy Cameron of The Littlest Thistle
+ Halfway mark: Link up your progress!

Monday, 1/6
Guest post: Mosaic Tiles project by Marni of Haberdashery Fun

Monday, 1/13
Guest post: Mosaic Tiles project by Darcy of Modern Cozy

Wednesday, 1/15
Guest post: Mosaic Tiles bag by Kim of Kim’s Krafts

Monday, 1/20
Featuring other projects from “Modern Bee”

Wednesday, 1/22
Guest post: Mosaic Tiles quilt by Katy of Lethargic Lass

Friday, 2/14

Happy Valentine’s Day! Deadline for entries at midnight, EST.

Modern Bee Quilt Along

Guest Judges and Prizes!

Next Monday, I'll be back to let you know about the fabulous prizes offered by our quilt along sponsors: Aurifil, OLFA, Pellon, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Simplicity Creative Group and Stash Books.
Mosaic Tiles Sponsors
We're also going to ask for some help from some lovely guest judges, who will choose winners for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place based on overall creativity, execution and innovation of the original pattern. We'll share full details on the prizes and rules next week! But for now, you can get started and . . .

Grab a Book!

If you already have the Modern Bee book, you've got all you need to sign up for the quilt along! If you don't have the book, you can purchase a copy at select Jo-Ann Fabric stores, quilt shops or online at any of the following spots:

  C&T Publishing
Save 25% on your order of $25+ through midnight
TONIGHT, 12/2 with code TURKEY2013. 
Lindsay Sews
Order an autographed copy directly from my shop. The first 10 orders as of this posting will receive a free gift!
Check out other buying options via Google Shopping.

Do you Plan to Sew Along?

We'd love for you to add a link to your blog, Flickr account or online profile in the link-up tool here. This way, we can stay in touch, get to know each other and share our progress! Quilting is lots more fun with friends, and we cannot wait to see what your create. :)  Update: Leave a comment on this post if you'd like to join us. It's not required to have a blog!  

Grab a Button!

Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Modern Bee Blog Tour + Giveaway!

Have you been following the Modern Bee blog tour? Here's the full schedule, with direct links to each post updated as they go live. Follow along for your chance to download freebies, enter giveaways and learn more about how to start a quilting bee!

Monday, 10/7:  Sew Mama Sew + Stash Books
Tuesday, 10/8: SewCraftyJess + Sew Sweetness
Wednesday, 10/9: Ellison Lane + Diary of a Quilter
Thursday, 10/11: Katie's Korner + Pat Sloan
Friday, 10/12: Fat Quarter Shop + imagine gnats
Saturday, 10/12: Quilting is My Therapy + Hot Pink Stitches
Monday, 10/14: Live a Colorful Life + Craft Gossip
Tuesday, 10/15: SewCanShe + Maureen Cracknell Handmade
Wednesday, 10/16: Craftsy + Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Complete the Rafflecopter form for your chance to win a Modern Bee gift bag* filled with sewing goodies from Coats and Clark, FreeSpirit Fabrics, Olfa, Pellon, and Timeless Treasures!  
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 *Winner will be randomly selected from all entries received. If the winner lives outside of the U.S., they'll win a Modern Bee e-Book of instead of the gift bag.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Modern Bee Video Trailer

Enjoy this video preview of the book, Modern Bee: 13 Quilts to Make with Friends!