Hi, I'm Valerie (you can find me over at Val's Quilting on most days) and I LOVE to Quilt! I most especially LOVE Block of the Month clubs as they are an excellent way to make a stunning quilt by creating a new block each month while learning a barrage of techniques as you go.
I need help deciding which one(s) to do...
My Block of the Month Club programs teach with private step by step how-to video blog and picture tutorials weather you're a beginner or an advanced quilter, my tutorials are an excellent way to start your skills and hone them and I will show you how, sound fun?
Pastimes Online provides you everything you need to get started, silk pins, sewing machine needles, 100% cotton hand dyed floss and wool, 100% silk floss and luscious dupioni silks...sound enticing now?
We are about to launch a new array of block of the month (bom) clubs from beginner to advanced. One of these will suite YOU! Each bom will include all of the above plus prizes (i.e. scissors, rulers, fabrics) each month.
Help us pick which ones YOU would LOVE to do by Voting through our Block of the Month Poll!!
Crazy Christmas by Lynette Anderson, 12 month bom, quilt as you go, to include stitching & the cutest Christmas wool applique within a crazy patch design.
Life is Beautiful by Hugs and Kisses will be set in the mood of creams, browns, lilacs and purples, with an interesting applique & quilt as you go technique. A 'beautiful' journal pattern including all the blocks.
HocusPocusVille by Crabapple Hill was one I just couldn't resist. Starting with the amazing drawings that will be stitched in veriegated flosses, and the adorable 9-patches will be perfect to hang during the fall.
Pies and Tarts by Sue Daley is one that is just stunning, with the overwhelming beauty combination of the curves and piecing. This will sure to be a show stopper. English paper piecing technique will be mastered throughout this process. Acrylic templates, paper templates and more included in this kit.
So I want to say, "thanks so much!!" Madame Samm for having me spend the day here with all of your wonderful viewers in this fantabulous community of quilting, sharing and loving each other up so much!! I've had a great time and would love to come back and chat about my favourite cutting tools including the desirable Gingher line of scissors, Gingher's unbelievable rotary cutter and sew much more on my next visit. If you need a fix or want to read up on Pastimes at www.PastimesOnline.ca, and sign up for our quarterly newsletter, The Times!
Until next time, stay happy and creative,
Editors note:: From Madame Samm's desk...when I invited Valerie to Stash Manicure it was to provide the readers YOU, with information on what to do with your stash (our stash) to showcase, what was available in the Block of the Month world...It was not my intention or Valeries to think this was an Advertisement of any sort ( I thought it was more of a Marketing tool...find out if others like B.O.M's too...... This was my call, not Valerie's in any way)...I was the one that was sew excited to hear of what was available out there. I have seen many posts here that could certainly lean towards promoting yourselves, your site, your new pattern, new blog, new event...... I look at Stash Manicure as a place where QUILTERS of all descriptions can come together and be educated and entertained. Everyone who has posted here gains more traffic on their blogs. That is still yours- future guest and all bloggers intent. Thank you for being here today and possibly tomorrow..lol
I am honored Valerie took the time and energy to be here today... I am always YOUR cheerleader... the question I ask...will you be HERS and OURS?
Piece be with us all... Madame samm