I’m pleased to share that this year I am a guest designer for the International Association of Quilters! I’m sharing a fun project for the month of March on their site, available exclusively to IAQ members at this time, and I’m contributing a quilt block to the Mystery Night Sky Quilt that the IAQ members are sewing throughout the year.
Here’s a little more about the IAQ:
Designed by: Becky Jorgensen of Patchwork Posse.
Joining her this year are guest designers:
- Butterfly Threads Quilting
- Amy Barickman
- Cherry Guidry of Cherry Blossoms
- My quilt infatuation
- Silly mama quilts
- Eva Paige Quilt Designs
- Bobbin in quilts
- Powered by quilting
- Jedi craft girl
- The crafty nomad
- Canuck quilter
- The cloth parcel
IAQ details: 1 year from purchase- over 60 patterns + 2015 year to current year patterns is included!
Finished projects: During 2019 there are 2 Block of the months -one is a sampler the other is part mystery (the guest designers are helping this year!), 3 extra projects, swaps, challenges, giveaways and more!
Skill level: Beginner – Confident Beginner. Because of the community atmosphere, you are able to get help if you are stuck, ask questions and share a hint.
Technique: Because of the guest designers and variety of patterns you will be exposed to a rounded amount of different styles and techniques, including applique, embroidery, paper piecing, patchwork, hand sewing hexagons etc.
Price: $120 / year
Pattern Format: PDF files (download and save instantly)
IAQ membership format: The group has an online community as well as a private facebook group for members only. There you can share your own projects you are working on or have finished, meet and get to know the members from around the world, download patterns, and participate in the group. Everything is in one spot- simple and easy to use on your computer or on your phone.
And here’s how it will work:
The IAQ starts the day you join. Everything from 2015 is available once you join. The 2019 projects will be starting on January 1st and will be shared during the first full week of the month. During each month there will be two block of the months, guest designer pattern, with the occasional extra project and rotating swaps and challenges. Each Sunday you will get an email from the quilt group about what’s happened during the week- but the group online is always open! You can share any time during the day.
Why should you be part of “the International Association of Quilters”?
The group is online. You will have access to all the patterns, members and show and tell 24/7. No missing out on anything. This is a group that fits your schedule, has members that are passionate about quilting, gets you excited about designers you would normally not have access to.
When you join you will also have full access to all previous patterns- both in the group and by the guest designers. There are more patterns than you have time! You will be kept sewing all year long.
We help you keep up to date on trends, patterns & designers- You’ll go from sewing alone and the same ‘ol patterns, to connecting with others while exploring new techniques, patterns and designers from around the world.
The International Association of Quilters allows quilters to explore new designers from around the world, enjoy current and fresh patterns, and share & sew with others. no more “sewing alone and the family not getting it” — it’s time for “having fun and sharing with someone who understands”