In 2009, I discovered an event called Patchwork Party. Twice a year a special fabric line is chosen and 12 different quilt shops across the country design 12 different quilt blocks from that line of fabric.
Each shop also designs a unique finishing kit. To participate in the event I had to visit each online shop and order the quilt block. Then I had to visit the finished quilt gallery to choose a finishing kit.
I really enjoyed participating in Patchwork Party. I ran into a bit of a problem when one of the quilt shops sent me the wrong fabric. I didn't realize this at first because I didn't start working on the blocks immediately. When I discovered the mistake, (about 9 months later) I contacted the shop.
I was a bit frantic because I didn't think there was any chance this shop still had the fabrics necessary to make the block. I was very surprised and happy to find out that they did have the fabric, and they promptly sent me everything I needed to complete my block...and eventually the entire quilt.
Hexie Sweet Hexie
Every year in the spring, many quilt shops in the state on New Jersey host a shop hop. I have participated in the hop a few times. Participants must travel to various shops throughout the state to collect fabric and patterns. Prizes are awarded daily, and at the end of the hop. I actually won a daily prize from one of the shops one year. Hexie Sweet Hexie is the finished quilt from one of the shops I visited. Unfortunately, the shop I got the pattern from has since gone out of business.
Hexie Sweet Hexie is available for sale in my
Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching!!!