Sign up now for the 2020 Saturday Sampler! We will meet at 11 am on the Third Saturday of most months, February 2020 - January 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, until further notice classes will all meet virtually. Subscribe to the Charmed Needles You Tube channel and make sure you click the Notification Bell to watch all the Saturday Sampler videos! The Playlist of all the Saturday Sampler videos, including all the shop news videos and the block tutorial videos, is here.
This year's Saturday Sampler will be made entirely using the Fossil Fern collection of fabrics. This will be a true sampler quilt, with a variety of block sizes and techniques, including appliqué and paper-piecing. The months in which we make the large 20" blocks, that will be all we make. In the months when we make smaller blocks, we will be making more than one block, often multiples of the same block, but sometimes different blocks. Since there isn't any sashing put between this year's blocks, we are asking you to purchase your own background fabric. Fossil Fern color 2M - Pastel Almond is what we recommend, but you may use whatever light fabric you choose. You will need 2.75 yards of your chosen background fabric.
You may purchase an optional Oops Bundle, which contains fat quarters and fat eighths of the fabrics used in the quilt. This is great for when you make a mistake, you know you have some extra fabric at hand to fix it!
You may also want to purchase the Creative Grids Cat's Cradle tool. It's not mandatory, but some of the blocks do have Cat's Cradle units in them, and this tool will make your life so much easier when it comes to making them!
Saturday Sampler Fine Print:
- Pay the sign-up fee, only $6 this year
- Purchase your first monthly kit for $6 at our first meeting on February 15, 2020
- After that, each following monthly kit is regularly priced at $6 each, but you will get it for FREE if you meet the following conditions:
- You must come to the monthly meeting (usually the 3rd Saturday of every month) AND
- You must have finished the previous month's kit.
All of these fabrics can be re-ordered, so you may join at any time, even after we start, and we can get you caught up.
Addendum to the Fine Print: Due to being unable to meet, I am allowing you to simply show me your blocks up to 7 days after each Virtual Saturday Sampler video premieres on YouTube to get your next block free. You may bring your blocks in, or send me a picture by email, text, or Facebook. If I don't see your picture within 7 days after the Virtual Saturday Sampler video premieres each month, I will assume you haven't finished it and you will be required to purchase your next kit.
While Oregon is now in Phase 2 of reopening from the COVID-19 shutdown, so the numbers of participants would allow us to meet, we are still required to maintain 6 feet distance between people, which we can't do inside the shop. I had considered holding the meetings in my back parking lot, but then we would have to contend with the weather. In Summer it would probably be exceedingly hot, and some people might not tolerate the heat, and as we move to Fall, we would start getting rain and wind. I have decided it is best to remain meeting virtually until further notice.
|Skill Level: ||beginner|
|Skill Details: ||There are many techniques in this program: applique, foundation paper piecing, templates, and regular piecing. We are happy to help you make any of your blocks.|
|Materials Included: ||Each month's kit will include the colored fabrics to make the block(s).|
|Requirements: ||You will need to provide your own light background fabric. We suggest Pastel Almond Fossil Fern. You will need 2.75 yards of background fabrics to make the quilt top.|