Yes, on Monday, July 27th, we announced the Patch’s Monthly Sampler to our customers and now to you. We refer to this program as PMS and any chocolate or candy eaten that day does not “count.” It began three years ago as a historical perspective of Quilt Blocks. We discussed where they came from and how long there was a record of the varying blocks. We learned that the Log Cabin had been around a lot longer than the pioneers. And we even watched Margy’s family’s farm video for “Corn and Beans.” Each month on the second Saturday, the group would receive a block pattern for FREE and they would use their stash to complete a quilt. The quilts were great and the group kept growing….. Everyone enjoyed it and so we now begin the fourth PMS program. It was designed for us by Susan Shaffer on E-Q 6 and is called “Home and Hearth” with a sewing and South Florida flair. Each month the group will meet on the second Saturday at 10 AM or on the following Wednesday morning at 9 AM for our session. There you will receive your free block pattern and we will discuss its construction, value, color etc. You are still able to use your stash but we ask that if you purchase any fabric, it be purchased at the Patch. Here is a picture of the quilt…..This quilt’s only limitation is your creativity. There are so many different ways to complete it. We are sending out the sign-up sheet in our weekly newsletter, so if you aren’t getting our email, send us one at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send it to you.
See, there are even candy corn buttons from JABC on the saucer to really make it us. A lot of the blocks are paper pieced so we will be having paper piece demos to help you with that.
We have Herons and fish and birds, oh my. There are easy blocks and harder blocks but an Advance Beginner can easily do this quilt. There are Bonus blocks and the center is in a medallion style with a home and log cabins. Here is one of Margy’s interpretations…. The log cabin blocks at the top are our sunshine and sky and the the lower ones are surf and sand. The house is Margy’s green with a tin roof. The palm trees are her design which I bet she will share. This pattern will be available for sale separately for anyone who chooses to own it. This makes for an easy and quick house-warming gift and since house sales are up…guess we better get busy. Here are the first block designs; the star is the FREE pattern and the sunrise is the BONUS.