Sponsors and Prizes

Beginner's Quilt-Along

Many thanks to our sponsors you have donated prizes for the Beginner’s Quilt-Along. Prizes are being awarded randomly each week from those that share their completed blocks in our Flickr group. There will also be grand prizes awarded at the end of our quilt-along for those that complete the quilt top.

I will be updating this page as the sponsor/prize info becomes available and the winners are chosen each week.

Kick-Off Party


Reliable Corporation donated a Digital Velocity V100 iron to one lucky blog reader that helped us spread the word about the quilt-along to others. Congratulations to Sherry who won the Reliable iron.

Grand Prizes

The grand prizes will be awarded by votes from the community that visit this web site, similar to the weekly quilt contests. To be eligible, you only need to complete the top of your quilt, including both borders. In next week’s post, there will be a link where you can submit your quilt top for voting purposes. You’ll have until October 2nd at 10:00 a.m. to enter.

Contest post is here!

Alex from Aurifil has kindly donated 4 packages of neutral 50wt threads. Each package contains 4 spools with 1,422 yards. This is my preferred thread for piecing, appliqué, hand stitching and dense quilting.


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Four Winners:
Porch Quilt

stormy skies

Jodi's sampler

Summer Fun

In recent years, Leah Day has done more for the quilting industry than anyone I know. She has a wonderful site, The Free Motion Quilting Project, where she took it upon herself to design and teach how to sew more than 365 free motion quilting designs. She has kindly donated a downloadable ebook copy of all the designs.

365 digital cover med

Quilt of Many Colors

Pat Sloan has donated this lovely gift set including a honeybun, charm pack and Aurifil thread sampler pack:

The Rose

One of my favourite teachers is Patsy Thompson who has taught me so much about free motion quilting. She has donated a copy of her fantastic video, Fast and Free Volume 0.5. Please note: winner pays shipping for this prize.


Beginners Quilt Along (Fall is Here)

Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Our friends at Fort Worth Fabric Studio have donated a $25 gift certificate for use in their online store.

Jen's Living Room Quilt

June Tailor has donated two grand prizes: (1) Quilter’s Cut ‘n Press™ II – 12″ x 18″ Grid:


You are my first.

(2) a Shape Cut™ Ruler. Learn how to use this ruler here.


Yellow all over...

Our friends at Simplicity have donated two of each of the rulers below. You can click the ruler photos to get a better look at them. I really like the easy to read lines on these rulers.

(1) Easy Rule II Acrylic Tool 6.5″ x 24″


Two Winners:
VickiT's Calypso Swing Love

My First Quilt

(2) Easy Rule Acrylic Tool 13″ x 6.5″


Two Winners:
Crazy Quilt

Fruit of the Vine

Weekly Prizes

prize charm packs

Moda Fabrics have donated five charm packs. Pat Sloan is shipping these directly to the winners.

Block 1 – Karen (kvl2012) (Butterscotch and Roses)
Block 2 – miniaturequilter (Prairie Paisley II)
Block 5 – rutigt (California Girl)
Block 8 – betsypink (Oh My)
Block 11 – AJ Dub (Ten Little Things)

Pat Sloan Learning Center scrap bag prize

Pat has donated four scrap bags of her new fabric line with Moda Eat Your Fruits and Veggies.


The Fat Quarter Shop have donated a set (4 patterns) each week of their new Little P’s patterns. These quick and easy patterns are perfect for the beginner quilter. Each winner can decide if they want paper patterns sent by mail or PDF patterns sent via email.


Simplicity Creative Group have donated four of their Easy Square Jr. rulers. This tool was featured in Block 3.

Four winners from Block 4:
Valley Quilter

June Tailor has donated a Perfect Half-Square & Quarter-Square Triangles Ruler. Learn how to use this ruler here.


Winner from Block 6: Deb sew’n’sew

Triangles on a Roll are pre-printed paper for making half and quarter square triangles. They available in many different sizes. The company has donated three rolls to make 2.5″ HSTs.

Three winners from Block 13:
You rip what you sew

The Bloc-Loc Ruler has easy-to-read measurements and a cut out groove on the diagonal where the seam allowance locks into for accurate squaring up of your blocks. Video tutorial available here. Two of the 5.5″ square rulers have been donated.

Two winners from Block 10:
Carla In Tucson

Brenda Henning has donated two CDs of Triangulations 3.0. With this CD you can print paper templates for half and quarter square triangles as well as flying geese.

Two winners from Block 12
Connie @ A Piecework Life