March 6, 2014

Saturday Sampler 2014 - Sew and Tell - Kick-off!

Thanks for visiting to learn more about our Saturday Sampler 2014 Series.  Our project this year is a 12 block sampler designed by owner, Julie Geiger, exclusively for Prairie Point Junction.

We've shown the quilt is two colorways to inspire you.  Isn't it amazing how different the quilts look just due to the color choices?  You are certainly welcome to choose your own fabrics as well as you sew along with us.

For our local customers, we offer a program on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:00.  Stop by to see Barb and Julie demonstrate tips and tricks for sewing the block and show off the newest products in the shop.  Best of all, you'll get a chance to hang out with other quilters to learn and share even more!  We encourage you to bring show-and-tell to our sessions.  We learn so much from each other.

Want to sew with us?  Here's a general supply list to get you started.  The list gives options for lap, twin, queen, and king sizes.  The fabric requirements are very generous, but this will allow you to mix and match your own color variation and experiment with the techniques.   You should be able to print the supply list if you right-click on the image and save it to your computer.  Then you can use your photo-printing or publishing type software to print the page at the full 8 1/2" x 11" size.  Can't get that to work?  Feel free to e-mail us and we can send it to you as a pdf document. (prairiepointjunction at yahoo dot com)

This year we're trying something brand new to take advantage of all the wonderful social media opportunities that keep popping up.  It's almost like having an old-fashioned, high-tech, virtual quilting bee!

Julie photographed each block step-by-step as she sewed.  She'll be sharing her tutorials on the blog for each block.  The current month's block will be posted on the 2nd Saturday of the month through the rest of the year.    Due to in-the-shop scheduling, some month's we'll tackle two blocks to keep us on track and finish all the blocks by December.

Be sure to follow along to Sew and Tell with us.  We'd love to see your work.  

We encourage you to Sew and Tell on your favorite social media platforms to show off your completed blocks.  Here’s where you can find us online:

Hashtags for Instagram, Twitter, etc:  

#ppjsewandtell OR #prairiepointjunction

We checked out #sewandtell and it looks like it has already been used  -  with a few somewhat questionable posts, so be sure to use #ppjsewandtell instead!  Thanks!


We’ve set up a board called Sew and Tell Saturday Sampler  -  you can find the board here:



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We hope you'll join us on this exciting journey.  Looking forward to seeing you Sew and Tell!

Updated:  Looking for our block patterns?  Here's a link to the blocks we've posted so far:

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