May is for Makers: Pattern 1 - Summer Sampler 2016
Lindsey, from LR Stitched, wrote an amazing blog post about the hard work, determination and dedication that goes into independently designing and publishing a pattern, and it really spoke to me.
As a designer and quilter, I know the time it takes to create new designs and taking it from concept to creation requires patience and perseverance. I have picked up several tips and tricks from free online webinars and patterns and I am beyond grateful to the artists that have shared those insights with the community.
I have also had such an awesome experience with the quilting community and wanted to be sure to offer my support. I thought it was totally kismet that the day I looked into May is for Makers is also the day I noticed the recent launch of the Summer Sampler 2016 and thought it was the perfect way to kick things off!
Haven’t heard of the Summer Sampler? Well, it’s a subscription to a Block-of-the-Week that will be running throughout the summer, starting May 16. There are a total of 20 blocks that will be released over the course of several months and it only costs $20 US (special price until May 15), which is essentially $1 per block (I mean how awesome is that!). Plus the patterns are designed by some really talented quilters, including:
I look forward to learning from the creativity of these designers and supporting their talent, dedication and artistry!
I am also committed to purchasing 4 additional new patterns in May, one for every week of the month (total of 5) and I will be sure to share them with you! If you have some to suggest, I am definitely all ears :) I hope you join along!
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