June 21, 2018

Modern Plus Sampler ➕ Sponsors and Prizes

The official start of the Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along is just two weeks away and Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and I are getting excited.

On July 5th, the fabric requirements and a couple more layout options will be given.  If you missed the design reveal, you can see Cheryl's original Modern Plus Sampler Quilt here, and my all traditionally pieced version here.  You can find more about the Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along here.

Today we want to share with you the generous quilt along sponsors.  The prizes include lovely fabrics, gift certificates, patterns, thread and more.

The prizes will be given out randomly to those that submit a finished quilt or quilt top in the reveal parade taking place in April 2019.  Here are the 14 sponsors...

It's no secret, Cheryl and I love Aurifil thread.  Aurifil generously provided thread while we were making the book quilts.  Aurifil thread is made from the finest cottons grown in the Mako region of Egypt and manufactured in Milano, Italy.  

➕ Aurifil is donating a thread collection containing 12 large spools of 50 wt to one winner.

Christine Scholz, is the owner of BackSide Fabrics, an internet only, family run business, and is located in the Lake Norman area of NC (near Charlotte). They specialize in a large selection of wide quilt backing fabrics that are both beautiful and affordable, and Quilters Dream Batting. 

Backside Fabrics is committed to being your #1 choice for wide quilt backing fabric by providing excellence in service, selection, quality, value, and a shopping experience that is as seamless as the BackSide of your quilt!  Did you know you can order free swatches?

➕ Christine provided backing for two quilts in the book and is donating a $60 gift certificate to one winner. 

Myra of Busy Hands Quilts makes custom quilts and designs quilt patterns. Her patterns include instructions for all sizes from wall to king, including two lap sizes, whenever possible. Clear instructions with easy-to-read charts and diagrams are also a part of her patterns, as well as fabric requirements using yardage and precuts when applicable. She ♥ strip piecing because it saves time, and she includes directions for strip piecing if it works for the pattern. You can find her patterns in her Etsy shop, Busy Hands Patterns

➕ One winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to spend in Myra's shop.

Beth from Cooking Up Quilts is a quilter, pattern designer, DIYer, blogger, wife and mother. She shares her passion for creating on her blog Cooking Up Quilts. You can find her patterns in her Craftsy shop

➕ Beth is donating 2 PDF patterns (winner's choice) for one winner.

The Fat Quarter Shop features high quality quilting fabric for quilting, sewing, crafters and fabric lovers of all ages.  They provide excellent customer service and super-fast shipping.

➕ One lucky winner will receive a $100 Gift Certificate to spend at the Fat Quarter Shop.

Tish of Tish's Adventures in Wonderland designs quilt patterns and makes beautiful quilts.  Tish is an Aurifil Artisan for 2018 and describes herself as a quilter who like to live on the edge, sometimes running with scissors and stitching outside the lines. 

➕ Tish is donating 1 PDF pattern to two winners.

A family affair! Honey, Bunny, and Doll Patterns are designed by a mother (Lori) and two daughters (Alison and Amanda). While it is hard for us to live in three different states, our mutual love of quilting keeps us close! We aim to design quilts that appeal to a wide variety of quilters and designs that work well with a range of different fabric styles! Most of our designs come from quilts that we have designed for ourselves, including Dashing to the Chapel, Spring Splendor, and Ready, Set, Soar! We also offer a limited selection of kits and precuts in our Etsy store, as well as a variety of 108" wide backing fabrics!

➕ Honey, Bunny, and Doll is donating a pattern bundle for an international participant OR a pattern + Kona yardage for a US participant.  

Make Modern is a wonderful digital quilting magazine that is stuffed full of great modern patterns for quilts of all sizes and other quilted items. I have been honored to have been able to contribute a number of patterns to the magazine through the years.

➕ Two winners will each receive a six-month subscription to Make Modern magazine.

Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs is my co-author of Modern Plus Sign Quilts.  Cheryl is a patent agent by day and quilter, blogger and quilt designer by night and is also donating some prizes to the Modern Plus Sampler winners.  

➕ Four winners will each be receiving 2 digital quilt patterns of their choice. You can find Cheryl's quilt patterns in her Etsy and Craftsy shops. 

While Needle & Foot has been around since 2014, Bernie began stocking fabric in January of 2017. She strives to carry a wide variety of quilting cottons.  In her Etsy shop, you will find a large selection of small fat quarter bundles, an affordable way to have a collection of pieces from one line without having to buy the entire fat quarter bundle.  Also, Bernie has recently expanded and now carries a selection of voiles and stretch knit fabrics for sewing garments. Providing individual help is a pleasure for Bernie so don’t hesitate to contact her with questions or concerns when selecting fabrics.

➕ Needle & Foot Fine Fabrics will provide one winner with a $20 Gift Certificate to spend the shop.

➕ Psst! There's a giveaway going on now in the previous post for a summertime June blogger bundle I curated for Bernie's shop!

Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl has been quilting for 20+ years and credits quilting with helping her feel balanced and connected to both her local hometown community and a larger global community. Her patterns are available through her Etsy and Craftsy shops.

➕ Four winners will each receive 2 PDF patterns of their choice from Yvonne.

Lorna is a modern quilter, pattern designer and the author of the Sew Fresh Quilts blog. Lorna uses traditional piecing methods to create a menagerie of animal quilts and an occasional block design. Lorna's patterns are available at her Etsy shop.

➕ Lorna is contributing 3 digital patterns to a lucky winner.

Soma of Whims and Fancies is a software engineer by trade. Aside from math and science, she has loved painting and photography since she was a child. Soma started quilting in 2012. Within a couple months of that, she started writing quilt patterns. Soma blogs at Whims and Fancies and her patterns are available through her Etsy and Craftsy shops.

Four winners will each receive Soma's Stained Glass Flower set of 4 PDF quilt patterns - Kyanite Iris, Selenite Clematis, Olivine Tulip, and Garnet Primrose.

And last, but certainly not least is our publisher C&T Publishing/Stash Books.  Modern Plus Sign Quilts would not be possible without C&T/Stash who brought our vision to print.  

C&T Publishing has become the industry leader for providing exceptional books and products to the quilting, sewing, needlearts, and fiber art markets throughout the United States and internationally.  C&T Publishing’s staff and authors live their mission statement every day...Innovate. Educate. Create.

➕ C&T Publishing is giving away an eBook version of Modern Plus Sign Quilts just in time before the Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along gets started.  If you already have your copy of Modern Plus Sign Quilts, which will be needed for the QAL, you can choose another equivalent ($20.99) eBook from their vast list of titles.   

The giveaway will run through Sunday at 8pm EST.  Simply enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below.
Congratulations to Janet T., the winner of Modern Plus Sign Quilts eBook.  

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Remember, all the details for the about quilt along such as the schedule, where to buy the book and more are on the Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along page.   We hope you will be making your very own Modern Plus Sampler Quilt.



  1. I would love to sew along but recently unemployed and can’t get the book right now

  2. I Best Get to ordering that Book soon! Thanks for sharing your success with us all!

  3. I bought the book as soon as I saw it and would love to be a part of this quilt along...recovering from serious back surgery so not sure if I'll be up to it...gonna try though!

  4. This is an amazing accomplishment, and I'm so tempted, in spite of promising myself I would not start anything new until school ended, and I caught up with what I already have. Well school is over on July 26th! If I ignore the part where I'm not caught up ....

  5. Looks like so much fun, but I am already overcommitted....we'll see what we can do. I am loving the plus quilts more and more, but this may be the time to enjoy the view.