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. 🙂

Month 12 / Club 10 / HST : Photo Helps

Thank you to our Top Tester & Group Leader, Chiquita Wylie, for providing these tutorial photos for Kinship Quilter’s HST B.O.M. Club 10 , month 12, in the berry sundae colorway option. 😉 You’ll now have your (12) different blocks created for the year!

Month 11 / Club 10 / HST : Photo Helps

Thank you , again, to our Kinship Quilter’s Top Tester, Chiquita Wylie, for providing these tutorial photos in the berry sundae colorway. This is for the Kinship Quilter’s Club 10 Half-Square Triangles BOM Club, Month 11.

Month 8 / Club 10 / HST Half-Square Triangles Block-0f-the-Month Photo Helps

This month we will use the alternative method of creating half-square triangles for our Kinship Quilters HST Block-of-the-Month Sew Along Group. Thanks to our group leader, Chiquita Wylie, for sewing these tutorial photos. She is using option 10B, in the Berry Sunday colorway. This is called the “Hourglass” block.

Month 7 Monthly Helps : Book Club 12

Hi, here are the monthly helps for the Kinship Quilters Club 12 / Book Club Sew-Along Group. Thank you to Melissa Martin for sewing these on our behalf!

Month 4 / Club 10 HST : Alternative Method

See the tutorial photos below for Month 4 for our Half-Square-Triangle Block of the Month for Kinship Quilters BOM Sew-Along. If you wish to join, it’s not too late, please inquire. This month, we used the “alternative method”. See the examples of both colorways as shown here and many thanks to Chiquita Wylie and Jennie Barton for creating these on our behalf!

Berry Sundae Colorway : Option B , by Chiquita Wylie:

Split-Pea Stew Colorway : Option A , by Jennie Barton:

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!

Club 4 / Months 1,3,5,7,9,&11 Instructions

Hi, and welcome to the Kinship Quilters “Spotty” Club Facebook Quilt-Along. It’s not too late to join if you aren’t yet part of this super simple and easy beginner group that uses Kaffe Fassett 5″ charms accented by woven shot cottons to make a fun quilt top in no time. You will learn how to use charms both in focal blocks as well as to form unique complementary sashing in between rows. Simply click here to join now. Or if you are already a member, keep reading….

Group Testers and leaders are Melissa Martin, who has already sewn this project in full, and Mary Beth Kochie, who will complete her blocks and steps ahead of participants. Each is available to be tagged in our Kinship Quilters Facebook Group should you get stuck or come across questions during your journey. Also, group overseer, Deanna Nagle is always available to tag for any questions as we go along.

These months we will only do 5 focal blocks. It’s quite simple. 5 pre-cut charms , 5″ each, as you received in your monthly package and accented on all 4 sides with your woven pale grey Kaffe Fassett shot cotton, as provided. That’s it this month! See? I told you it was easy! See page 2 for instructions on how to create these (5) focal blocks.

THE PICTURE BELOW SHOWS THESE BLOCKS WITH SASHING as the finished quilt top project. WE ARE NOT CREATING THE ACCENT SASHING, JUST A ROW OF (5) BLOCKS framed in grey solid per month  (in months 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, & 11), but it will show you a “taste” of the future of your project. Stay Excited.


Thanks for being a part of the fun of all things Kinship Quilters!

Here’s the Completed Quilt Top as seen below :


Melissa Martin, our main group leader and tester, is also an original Kinship Quilters Facebook Group  member and master quilter with a passion for her craft.

Here’s Melissa’s bio on herself as related to quilting and this group, in her own words: “I’m 36, and live in Rush City, Minnesota. I have 3 kids (6 with my fiancé and I together lol). I have been quilting for 3 years. Last year was my first time participating in a BOM group at all! It was fun and exciting to see what was coming each month, and I loved the end results!”melissa martin headshot