Monday, January 30, 2017

Introducing: the Sewcial Bee Sampler Sew-Along!

Today I'm so excited to share some BIG news! Whether you're a first-time quilter, a beginner, or a quilter extraordinaire my friend and fellow AGF design sister Sharon Holland and I are thrilled to announce and welcome ALL to join our very first co-hosted community event, the Sewcial Bee Sampler Sew-Along!

Join the Sewcial Bee Sampler!

The Details

The Sewcial Bee Sampler sew-along includes a coloring sheet to help you plan out your fabrics, twenty-five fully tested PDF patterns with step-by-step illustrations for each week’s block that we'll be making together, plus detailed assembly instructions for a beautiful finish!

Join the Sewcial Bee Sampler!

Beginning this Wednesday, February 1st and continuing through July, Sharon and I will be releasing one new PDF block pattern each Wednesday on our blogs. We'll share our own finished block of the week at the same time to offer as inspiration and we'll include any tips and tricks we might discover while making our own. I'm planning to use prints from all of my collections combined with linen and denim, while Sharon plans to feature her upcoming, beautiful line with AGF, Bountiful! The Sewcial Bee Sampler includes twenty-five 12" blocks with added sashing to create a finished quilt measuring 72" x 72".  Once all of the block patterns are released, we'll share assembly instructions, followed by a big quilt top reveal day the first Wednesday in August! To add to the fun, we've joined forces with wonderful sponsors to offer new, amazing giveaway prizes each Friday both on our blog and on our Instagrams throughout the sew-along!

The Sewcial Bee Sampler Sponsors!


Join Us

Half the fun of a sew-along is getting to connect and we invite you all to join in as much as you are able to! Each week you're welcome to share links to your Sewcial Bee blog posts within the comments of my post so we can visit one another other. On Instagram you can find me at: https://www.instagram.com/maureencracknell/ and Sharon at: https://www.instagram.com/sharonhollanddesigns/ where we'll be using #SewcialBeeSampler to create a group for a fun way to stay connected and for all to share in, of course feel free to tag us when you share your Sewcial Bee blocks, too!

So what do you say, will you join us in making a Sewcial Bee Sampler? We hope you will! You don't need to do anything official to join, just let us know in the comments that you plan to! We also created this cute button for you to share on Instagram if you'd like!

Sewcial Bee Sampler Button

And here's a button if you'd like to add one to your blog:

The Sewcial Bee Sampler!

We hope you join in the fun and can’t wait to spend the next several months creating with you all!

♡ Maureen

187 comments:

  1. Sounds great... Would love to join..

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  2. I want to join! I've never done a sew-along before!

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  3. I can't wait for the fun to begin!

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  4. Ohh I want to join too!!! will add the button on my blog too!!! quick question, i assume in a couple of days you will tell us about the amount of fabric required, correct?

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    1. Yay!! Absolutely! On Wednesday included in the Intro PDF is a complete materials list, along with a coloring book page of the quilt pattern so you can play and plan. We'll release the first block pattern on Wednesday, as well!

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    2. It sounds like fun! I like to join too.

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    3. Ok this sounds fun!!! can't wait to see more in a few hours then!!! Thank you Maureen!!!

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  5. Love to see the variety the same pattern evokes in different hands.

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  6. I'm excited to try my first sew-along for quilting!

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  7. Looking forward to it. Love to join.

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  8. Hope to participate.

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  9. I'm joining, although I may not keep up....

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  10. I would love to be part of the sewcial. Never have done one and just bought a new bed and this would be a wonderful addition to it!

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  11. I would love to be part of the sewcial. Never have done one and just bought a new bed and this would be a wonderful addition to it!

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  12. Hope I can fit this in. Sounds like fun.

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  13. I'll be joining this quilt along...never to late to learn something new.

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  14. I will be joining for the first time in a sew along.

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  15. Okay, count me in. Sounds like fun! I have never done a sew along, so this will be exciting.

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  16. Dear Maureen,
    I´m more than happy to quilt along with you and Sharon :)
    Your IG-pictures are so inspiring that I instantly decided to take part! I just made my first patchwork experiences and will be glad to learn more about it!
    Hope that it´s not a problem that my blogposts won´t be written in English...?!
    Warm regards, Katharina
    PS: I´m just sewing a Cheyenne Tunic with some of the Nightfall fabrics. They are so beautiful! :)

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  17. I am joining. Can't wait to have the patterns and fabric details.

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  18. I would love to see along :)

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  19. This sounds like so much fun! I love the block patterns. I haven't don't a sew-along before!

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  20. This could be my first sew-along :)

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  21. Aiming to do this as my first sew along!

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  22. this sounds just like what i need to get inspired!

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  23. Hi , I would like to join to your sew along.Will be my second we learn a lot. Waiting to see more details .....

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  24. Can a person join if they aren't a blogger?

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    1. Of course! We are hosting this on Instagram, as well. Are you on there? Either way, just be sure to follow along each week to get your PDF quilt block patterns and to enter our Giveaways each Friday!

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  25. I am in - love everything you do - can you talk to my boss and tellhime I need time to sew?

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  26. I love samplers and this design is great.Happy sewing!

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  27. I would love to join! I'll look for your post on Wednesday! :)

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  28. I want to make a Sewcial Bee Sampler!

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  29. I'm interested, looks like fun.

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  30. This looks like fun! Can't wait to start
    tracinecharest at Gmail dot com

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  31. I'd love to participate! This would be a first for me! Sounds like fun!

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  32. What fun. Please count me in. Once a month I treat myself to a trip to my favorite fabric store and Art Gallery fabric is where I start. I will use my treasured fabric along with grunge fabric to make this cute sampler. Hmmm...I might need to make more than one trip a month to check out the new fabric releases! Thanks for putting together a fun project.

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  33. Maureen - I consider myself to still be "new" to quilting, and want to try a sew along... but I live really far from a fabric store, and would love to sew my stash. Do you think the overall pattern would do well with multiple patterns of various shades of the same hue?

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    1. Absolutely! Mine is going to be super scrappy, with prints included from all of my collections. We'll release the materials list tomorrow! Thank you so much for joining us!

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  34. Enjoy quilting. Looking forward to joining the fun.

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  35. Looking forward to it!! Mary G

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  36. Sounds fun! Let's see if I can actually keep up with this one.

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  37. I'd like to join in the fun.

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  38. I like to join and have fun with all of you

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  39. I would like to join this and have fun.

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  40. I want to join too.
    Gunilla in Sweden

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  41. I want to join! Lena from Stockholm / Sweden

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  42. I liked the idea of working together, I want to participate.

    Renate, Brazil

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  43. This looks like fun! I'm in!

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  44. would love to get started on this QAL

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  45. I would love to join - I don't do Instagram. Is that a problem?
    Thanks! Lizzie

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  46. I like to join and have fun with all of you

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  47. I'm all in! I have years of fabric stashes that might get to see the light of day again!
    Nancy

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  48. It's been several times already that I consult your blog and I tell you BRAVO is great! :) continue like that !!!

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  49. Honestly, I don't need another project, but this just looks like too much fun to resist, so I will be joining in.

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  50. I am joining . I was looking for a pattern for Garden dreamers and this seems perfect. s

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  51. I'd love to join in. Can't wait to get started.

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  52. I would love to try! Please count me in!

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  53. I'd love to quilt along with you!

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  54. I'm in!!! Looking forward to this project.

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  55. Sounds like fun! Hopefully I can keep up! I haven't done well with consistent sewing lately as we are renovating a 100+ year old farmhouse... but I need a fun/scrappy quilt for my new old farmhouse so I think I should join this :)

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  56. I would definitely like to join! Thanks!

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  57. Definitely want to follow along! It's too cute for words!

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  58. Excited to work on this. I need to make time to sew more and this will be a great motivator.

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  59. I'm nervous, but I want to give it a try.

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  60. I'm going to try it out! I've been wanting to try a sew-along too.

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  61. Wow looks great and I love art gallery fabrics. I hope to join this sew along. Thank you

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  62. I am going to join but will have to start next week!

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  63. I'd like to follow but don't understand how. I just signed up for Instagram and am now following your blogs, but I don't see how to get the patterns to participate or fabric requirements. please let me know how to particiate, find patterns etc.

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  64. Looks like a lot of fun. I would love to join! Thank you!!

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  65. Yes please can't wait to see everyone's blocks.

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  66. This blog is so nice to me. I will continue to come here again and again

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  67. I would love to try this .I am fairly new to quilting and need all the guidance i can get..

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  68. Yes, would love to join this sew-a-long. Looks like fun with wonderful fabrics and beautiful colors! Thank you, Susan

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  69. I want to join....@mic_limtastic on IG...I'm late to the party but will catch up!

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  70. I'm in...a little late but will catch up. Thanks for the "bee"!

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  71. I am joining a little late but with great enthusiasm after my daughter-in-law's invitat

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  72. Merci pour tout ce travail que cela représente et pour tout le plaisir que j’y trouve
    voyance gratuite

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  73. Excited to join but cannot find the pdf for the first two blocks...

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    1. Week one PDFs: https://maureencracknellhandmade.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-sewcial-bee-sampler-sew-along-block.html

      Week two PDF: https://maureencracknellhandmade.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-sewcial-bee-sampler-sew-along-block_8.html

      Each Wednesday I'll blog the new block and PDF pattern

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  74. A late joiner but I will catch up! I promise ��

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  75. So glad I stumbled on to this bee via Bloglovin.

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  76. I'm a bit late, but just came across this on IG and would love to join in. And now to catch up!

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  77. This is fab, thanks for bring us all the inspiration to learn more. Looking forward to week 3. Are you quilting each block as you go along?

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  78. I am looking forward to stretching myself with this "SewcialBee"

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  79. What fun, luv your patterns ideas and energies sew count me in to Be Sew Stitchful and Sewcial bee

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  80. Looks like a fun thing to do to fill my retirement days!

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  82. I would love to join!
    Thank you!
    Angela Scott

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  83. I had a friend tell me about you doing a block a week. Sounds exciting!! I would like to join in. I will have to catch up.
    Annette Ackley

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  84. I would love to join. Can I get back patterns

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  85. I just found out about your block a week sampler today and have joined via your newsletters.

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  86. Would love to join the Social Bee

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  87. Looking forward to it- although I stumbled across this a little behind, I can catch up! Thank you for doing this

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  88. Sounds like a lot of fun! Looking forward to joining you.

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  89. I am in, where can I check in on fabric, etc.

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  90. I want to join. Better late than never. I have never joined an online sew along anything special I should know besides how to sew. : )

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  91. I would love to join please? A little late but will catch up soon. TIA. :)

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  92. I'd like to join. Starting late, will have to catch up!

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  93. Would like to join, a bit late also but I hope to catch up. I'm a newbie quilter :-)

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  94. Following along on the blog! Still haven't embraced social media. Technology alludes me! Thanks for this - looks SUPER FUN!!!

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  95. I am joining, where do I find the patterns?

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  96. I think I might join in too. I bought some of your fabric at Quilt Con.

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  97. would love to be part of this adventure where do I get the patterns

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  98. If I'm not too late lad love to join!

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    1. I meant I'd love to join, can't always get my fingers to work with my head! 😉

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  99. would love to join.

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  100. Pavlina HanákováApril 11, 2017 at 2:31 PM

    It's a beautiful project, I would like to join. I do not know how??

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  101. I'd like to join!

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  102. I am a newbie, but I'll try anything once!!

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  103. I would love to join please, but not on instgram. I have been quiltinh for about a year and love it. m also retired

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  104. I'd live to start this. Thank you

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  105. I'd love to try this. Thank you!

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  106. I'm in!
    (Glad it's not too late to join in!)
    Pat T.

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  107. Love the generosity of Omnigrid! Great sew along & giveaway. Thanks!

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  108. Late to the party but I'm in

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  109. I am interested and I can sew, but I've never made a quilt before. I've been doing a lot of research online and viewing tons of tutorials. I am not on Instagram, so what do I do?

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  110. Just found out. Would love to join. What do I do now? Thanks!

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  111. Please add me to your list. I actually posted my block for this week on Instagram and have logged your fabric line into my Etsy store at DarlenesFabricShop. I am a little late but am happy to participate and at this point work backwards! :) I hope you will do this again.

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