Friday, July 27, 2012

Totally Groovy QAL

My friend Alyssa over at Pile O'Fabric is hosting a psychedelic spin on the QAL! So grab your bell bottoms and Jimi Hendrix inspired headbands and join in the Totally Groovy QAL!

Totally Groovy Quilt Along at Pile O' Fabric

The Quilt

Pile O' Fabric has partnered up with Carolina Patchworks (Emily Cier) who is an amazing quilt designer and writer. She wrote Scrap Republic, Quilt Remix, and Pixel Play (coming soon). You can see her work in Modern Blocks, and she is one of the 16 Iconic Quilt Designers in the newly released book, We Love Color.
Groove Quilt Pattern
Groove Pattern
For this Quilt Along we will be using Emily's Groove Quilt Pattern, which Emily will be offering at a discount for all QAL participants. It might seem a bit intimidating, but Emily assures it is much easier than it looks! This will nevertheless be a challenging Quilt Along in Solid Color Selection and Curve Piecing, but still achievable for the newer quilter—and rewarding, too! As you quilt along there will be wonderful tutorials and advice on fabric selection, piecing curves, and quilting techniques from amazing quilters. Emily's patterns are very easy to follow and always have instructions for crib, lap, twin, queen, and king. You are welcome to make this quilt any way you see fit, so if you prefer to use prints then go for it! It will be neat to see everyones own interpretation.

Posts & Schedule

Here are the current scheduled posts for the Quilt Along. We will be learning the ins and outs of curve piecing from amazing quilters Emily CierJacquie GeringAmanda Woodruff, and Kate Conklin. We will also be getting some Groovy Quilting tips from Quilting Extraordinaire Angela Walters. This will be a fantastic learning experience, and a great opportunity to meet some new quilting friends!
  • August 2nd - Planning and Choosing your Fabric (and if you need fabric, I’ve arranged for a 20% discount on Kona Cotton at Fat Quarter Shop)
  • August 9th - Meet the Totally Groovy Designer, Emily Cier
  • August 16th - Cutting your templates
  • August 22nd - Intro to Curves Piecing by Alyssa Lichner
  • August 23rd - Piecing Traditional Curves by Jacquie Gering at Tallgrass Prairie Studio
  • August 30th - Piecing Curves without Pins by Kate Conklin at Kate Conklin Designs
  • September 6th - Piecing Curves without Pins by Emily Cier at Carolina Patchworks
  • September 7th - Piecing Curves with a Curve Master Foot by Amanda Woodruff at A Crafty Fox
  • September 13th - Putting all the pieces together, finishing your quilt top
  • September 20th - Choosing a Backing Design
  • September 27th - A Look at Emily Cier's New Book Pixel Play
  • October 4th - Totally Groovy Quilting Tips by Angela Walters from Quilting is my Therapy
  • October 18th - Wrapping up and linky party begins
  • October 25th - Submissions do for Grand Prize Winners

Sponsors & Prizes

Throughout the course of the QAL, participants will have the chance to win AMAZING prizes from the following Sponsors. For exact prize details you can visit Pile O' Fabric
Totally Groovy QAL Event Sponsors

The Pattern

Carolina Patchworks will be offering all QAL Participants a discount on her pattern.
  • 20% off 2 or more (a great chance to get another one of Emily's wonderful patterns) code: TOTALLYGROOVY
  • 15% off Groove Paper Pattern code: GROOVEPAPER
  • 15% off Groove PDF Pattern code: GROOVEPDF

The Fabric

Fat Quarter Shop is offering all QAL Participants a 20% Discount on all KONA cotton from now till August 30th using code: Sewing101

Enter to Win!

Totally Groovy Quilt Along Giveaway!
Pile O' Fabric is having a giveaway for a Totally Groovy Quilt Package! Everything you need to join the fun $75 to The Fat Quarter Shop to get your fabric and a Groove Quilt Pattern to Quilt Along! This giveaway ends July 31st.

Flickr Group

Join the flickr group, which can be found here. This will be a great place for us to come together and share photos of our progress and get to know each other.

Totally Groovy Button

If you’d like to let people know what fun you are up to or invite your friends to join here is a button!
Pile O' Fabric
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Sign up and be entered into a drawing to win a pattern!

Pile O' Fabric would like to get an approximate head count of you all. If you plan to join and Quilt Along please fill out the sign up form, this will NOT commit you to anything. If you sign up you will be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 10 Groove Patterns (paper).

For complete details of The Totally Groovy Quilt Along you can visit Alyssa at Pile O' Fabric.

Promotional Partners

If you want more chances to win a Groove Pattern then check out these other blogging friends who have offered to help promote the QAL. Some will be giving patterns away!
Okay everyone time to get your Quiltin' Groove on!! :)



  1. That is a fun pattern! Will you be making one too?

  2. AWESOME BLOG! I am visiting form thee blog hop. I am a little bit late but I wanted to stop by and say hi. I blog over at am a new follower. I hope you will stop by and do the same. I also have an awesome giveaway going on right now with a Circut Machine! I would love it if you would enter!


  3. That is such a cool or should I say groovy looking quilt! =D

  4. I've got the pattern sitting there waiting to be made. I don't know if I can handle another QAL fail though... my long-term wips are all QAL projects :o)

  5. So I wanted to post in regards to the giveaway, but didn't want to mess up the count. Just wanted to say I love Emperors New Groove! I will turn him into a flea, put that flea, in a box, and smash that box with a HAMMMMMER! haha :) Want to come over and sew Monday?


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