Blocks 8-10 with Bonus Blocks / Club 11 Gypsy BOM / Photo Helps

Thank you to Elaine Stevens for providing these tutorials for us for our Club 11 / Gypsy Block of the Month Quilt-Along! Visit more on our Kinship Quilter’s Facebook Page for more details 🙂 This is for months 8, 9, & 10 as shown below, following the printed pattern, as received by subscribing participants.screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-10-08-03-amscreen-shot-2017-01-05-at-10-07-47-am

Month 12 / Book Club 12 : Photo Helps

Thanks to Melissa for providing these photo helps again! This completes your 2016-2017 Kinship Quilter’s Book Club 12 blocks for the 2016-2017 quilt-along group. Join us again on Facebook at our Kinship Quilter’s online group and explore our New 2017-2018 Quilt-Alongs!

You should have these blocks completed for the year , all 100! :


Month 11 / Club 12 Book Club : Photo Helps

Thank you to Melissa for providing these photo helps! Please consider joining our Kinship Quilter’s online Facebook Quilt-Along group if you haven’t already. This is for Month 11 of our Book Club for 2016-2017. 🙂

Club 11 / Month 7 / Gypsy BOM : Photo Helps

Thank you to Elaine Stevens, Kinship Quilter’s Top Tester & Club 11 Group Leader, for providing these tutorial photo helps for us. This is Month 7 & Month 7’s Bonus Block, as referred to on page 7 of your hard copy pattern , as provided, in the 3 colorway options available. 🙂

Month 6 / Club 11 / Gypsy BOM : Photo Helps

Thank you to Elaine Stevens, Top Tester for Kinship Quilters and Group Leader for Club 11 / Gypsy B.O.M. Facebook Quilt-Along Club, for providing these tutorial photo helps. This is the block for month 6, Club 11 / Gypsy Block of the Month, shown in 2 of the 3 color options for the 2016-2017 year.

Club 11 / Month 5 (Blocks Five A, B, C) / Gypsy BOM : Photo Helps

Thank you to Elaine Stevens, Top Tester for our Kinship Quilter’s Facebook online Quilt-Along, for providing these tutorial photos for us, great job & much appreciated! She is showing in the (3) colorway options available for Club 11, our Gypsy Block of the Month. This is the blocks for Month 5 — referred to in the printed pattern as Blocks Five A, Five B, and Five C. 🙂

Month 9 / Book Club 12 Helps

Below are the photos for your Month 9 Kinship Quilters Book Club Sew-Along! Thank you to Melissa Martin for providing these for us.

Club 9 Intro : Beginner Paper-Piecing

Welcome to our first Kinship Quilters VIDEO-TUTORIAL Paper-Piecing group! We are so excited to introduce this for the 2016-2017 season. If you haven’t yet registered, it’s not too late to sign up for this group. Simply cclick here!

You will be hosted via private YouTube videos from our very own Cathy Kropp, an original Kinship Quilters Facebook Quilt-Along Group member and veteran paper-peicing quilter who once trained under Carol Doak. Cathy’s my go-to for all paper-piecing questions as her passion to educate all quilters to the EASY ways to take stress out of quilting by introducing paper-peicing is infectious! Packages of materials to complete your projects arrive monthly, including the paper Cathy prefers in your first packet.

This video below is less than one minute, but it’s our Cathy & your teacher this year as we do the Road to Fortune classic Paper-Piecing quilt block using mostly Kaffe Fassett classic fabrics such as SpotsRoman GlassPaperweightMillefiore, and a few prints by Brandon Mably like Dapple & Rings. These prints will be complemented by a grey Kaffe Fassett hand-woven shot cotton.

Watch this 1 minute Video!

Road to Fortune  is the block we will be making every month. Here’s Cathy’s Welcome Letter to Students below and class overview of all the things you will learn in the coming year through this club.

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And here are some of Cathy’s sample blocks for this group using our fabrics as provided in your monthly kit. :

As our group teacher and host, Cathy Kropp will be the main point of contact for tagging your questions in our Kinship Quilters Facebook Group if you should get stuck as we move along. The goal here is block mastery and mastery of the paper-piecing overall concept, basic tools, and technique.

We are also privileged to have another original Kinship Quilters group member trying paper piecing for her first time, yet eventually doing one block ahead to aid in showing us this block done in non-spotty Kaffe Fassett fabrics mixed with designs from Brandon Mably and Philip Jacobs to show us a “scrappy” version of this block in mixes of florals to tonals and bright geometrics.

Linda Kiebler Faulker is a Top Tester with my groups and I’m honored to have her as a different type of group tester / lead in this venture as well. Her work is always impressive and she’s a wonderful fellow quilter. I asked her to introduce herself ; please find her words and picture below so you can place a face with the name.

“Hello, my name is Linda Faulkner. I first learned to quilt and sew from my mother. It wasn’t until I retired in May of 2014 I really jumped back into quilting. I have enjoyed learning this craft and am amazed how much it has changed since being taught by my mother. My love for this craft is running over to my husband for he is creating quilts now also.” 12804579_10154090980043682_1591856913_n.jpg Now, let the fun begin!