Dueling Quilt A Longs

QAL #1: Farmhouse Star QAL with Lori Holt begins on Memorial Day. I have the shapes and circle templates. Apparently I also need a pattern, which is on backorder. Isn’t there usually a free sew along guide that goes with each pack of the Sew Simple Shapes? Looks like participants must now pay $12.00 for a pattern on top of the $$ spent on plastic templates. That’s just crazy. I’d rather have a book of projects than have to collect individual patterns.

QAL #2: Great Granny Squared hosted by Fat Quarter Shop begins 6/6 and lasts through the end of August. Guess this will be the one I do since I already have the book and fabrics in my stash. It’s two blocks per week, which is totally doable.

While I’m glad to still have an online option to keep me feeling connected to other quilty peeps, I miss sewing with friends. Stitch N Quilt’s closing left me without a “quilty home”. It feels strange to be out of school and not able to stop in to see Miss Pat.

The other LQS have pretty much put most classes in vacation mode until Labor Day. They host open sew days in the shops 1-2x per month. Guess I will be making the rounds to see if I can find a new quilty home. Quilt guilds are starting to come back to meeting in-person, as well. I’ll have fun visiting area guilds to see which one clicks.