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Where did 2021 go? We took a little break from community events this year, but we are excited for our 2022 plans that kick off with a Feathers Sew Along. We’d love for you to join us for this fun event!
We have just received the second edition of the well-known Feathers pattern from the printer and it’s beautiful! To mark the occasion and to celebrate the start of a new year, we thought that a Feathers Sew Along would be a fun and exciting event. The Feathers quilt, first published in 2013, is one of the original and most beloved Alison Glass patterns. Co-authored with Nydia Kenhle, Feathers is based on a fabric from the first Sun Print fabric collection. It is a classic AG block design with a lot of possibilities. In the new, thirty two page booklet version, we are happy to include a gallery of quilts to illustrate options and provide inspiration. Feathers uses the foundation paper piecing method to create the blocks. It includes fourteen block templates and detailed instructions with full color illustrations.
The sew along will start the first week of January 2022. (Don’t worry, the first set of sewn blocks are not due until mid January!) The AG Team will host the event through social media: Instagram, Facebook, and an online community platform. We intend to build on the community created over the last few years from the Trinket Sew Along, the Mini Series Sew Along, and the AG Stitch Club. This will be a fun and encouraging event with many prizes and a lot of interaction.
Online and local shops are participating as sponsors (see below) - this means fun weekly prizes! Many shop sponsors will share special bundles and discounts for the event.
The event will last for 8 weeks: January 1 - February 25.
We will communicate to the group through the online community (details to follow), newsletters (generally no more than 2 per week), and social media. You will always find the most up to date information here on the Feathers Sew Along landing page. Information about giveaways and rewards + the sign up link.
Participants have between now and January 1st to gather supplies and may share their fabric choices anytime before the official start date of January 1, 2022. There will be a random winner chosen for a giveaway for sharing fabric choices on Instagram.
The first week will include fabric planning and prep. The following 5 weeks will consist of sewing the 14 different block designs. Participants will be asked to make and share the assigned blocks each week on Instagram using the hashtags #feathersSAL and #alisonglass to be eligible for weekly prizes.
During the last week of the sew along, we will be assembling the top and revealing our finished Feathers tops. Each participant who joins will receive a Feathers Sew Along patch and each person who finishes their top and submits a photo by the due date (February 25, 2022) will earn a Finisher Pin.
A note about GIVEAWAYS:
We all love winning prizes! Please remember that while prizes are fun, the main reason to participate in a SAL should be to connect with others while enjoying the process of making, and hopefully finishing, a lovely new creation of your own. Please be happy for those who win and keep the proper perspective throughout the event. Thanks ahead of time for making it a great experience for yourself and others.
A downloadable EVENT CALENDAR with a list of important dates will be sent out closer to the start of the event. Please note that the deadlines for posting will be at midnight of your local time zone.
JOINING THE FEATHERS SEW ALONG
Sign up for the sew along through the Feathers Sew Along listing. The small fee to join the Feathers Sew Along lets us know that you want to join in, gets your name on the list for SAL newsletters (you MUST opt in as a newsletter subscriber to get SAL newsletters) and the online community, allows us to collect your address for sending your participation patch, and helps with event administration costs. There will not be a cutoff date for signing up; however, a person MUST be signed up to be eligible to win our weekly prizes and receive a Finisher Pin.
After signing up you will automatically be sent the first Feathers SAL Newsletter. Upon receiving it please:
- Purchase or find your Feathers Quilt pattern.
- Download the ‘I’M IN!’ graphics and post to social media (see button above).
- Take a look at the materials list and begin gathering your supplies (see button above).