sampler quilt I made in 2012 (see above). This quilt will have a whole new selection of blocks designed and taught by 16 talented and creative bloggers.
There will be a new block tutorial every other Friday through the next 8 months. And when the blocks are completed we will talk about assembling the blocks, adding borders, and then quilting and finishing the quilt. So the project will be in little bits and pieces staggered throughout the whole year.
Here's the neatest part. We're going to create two versions of the same quilt - a traditional and a modern version! One with very traditional quilting fabrics, colors etc using the upcoming collection Happy Go Lucky, by Bonnie and Camille (huge thanks to Moda for sponsoring these fabrics)
as well as a Modern/Contemporary version using Kona Solids sponsored by Robert Kaufman (thank you RK!) I'm so excited to see how this color experiment works out!
A final word: I know there are a jillion and 1 Block of the Month, quilt-a-longs,etc. already out there. Please participate at the level you are most excited about. (No one feeling guilted in to one more thing!)
If it means waiting with baited breath for the next block and sewing it up that afternoon, awesome! If it means just following along to learn a new trick, or block, or technique to use in your current projects, great! If it means just tuning in for the pretty pictures of fabric or pinning it for future reference when the kids start preschool, that's super too!
I love the best aspects of this virtual online quilting community, which means supporting each other at our own pace and preference. I'm just so glad to know you're all out there and for the support you give to me and to each other.
Finally, this is my first time ever doing something like this. I'd LOVE your feed back. Do you want incentives and prizes or are you just interested in content? Are there specific topics you would like covered? What would you like this to be? Feel free to share, and if it works within the scope of what we're trying to do, we'll add it in!
<div align="center"><a href="http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/p/the-virtual-quilting-bee.html" title="Virtual Quilting Bee"><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-D2cw4xnxZq0/URwIt-FQUfI/AAAAAAAAG3Y/gQIjhvB2K4o/s170/virtual%2Bquilting%2Bbee%2B150.jpg" alt="Virtual Quilting Bee" style="border:none;" /></a></div>Tune in next Friday for our part one of this virtual quilting bee!