Longing to make a quilt but afraid you’ll mess it up?
Starting a quilting project on your own can be a scary proposition.
- Are you frightened of tackling a full-sized quilt project?
- Do great pieces of fabric that need cutting leave you in a cold sweat?
- Does the thought of picking out your own fabrics worry you?
How a block-of-the-month (BOM) quilt can give you the confidence to make a large quilt
Breaking a big project down into smaller chunks makes it easier to manage and gets rid of the overwhelm. Joining a program that includes access to expert help and interaction with others making the same quilt ensures you’ll not only finish the project, but you’ll also be happy with the result.
- Would you appreciate getting to know others making the same project?
- Want to have an available dedicated specialist who knows all about how to make your quilt handy to help you?
- Do you enjoy getting something in the mail each month?
- Does spending a little on your quilt each month make it easier to reach your goals?
- Would having a group cheering you on help you to finish your project?
When you join a BOM program you receive a small portion of your quilt to make any time you like over a month-long period, and at the end of a set period of months, you have all the blocks completed and put together as a quilt top, ready to be quilted.
Among Brenda’s Quilts & Bags BOM Programs
Every so often we open registration for a new block of the month program. Here are quilts that we’ve done (scroll to the end of the post for the current open program).
The fabric pack you receive each month is a small, manageable portion of your quilt, enough for your block that month.
The fabrics have been curated by professionals in the quilting world – guaranteeing a gorgeous finished project that you’ll treasure.
Your sewing for the month consists of making one block (think a 12 ½” square block) or, if your block is repeated, you might make a few of them. In the last month, you receive your border and binding.
Monthly kits include color instructions, fabrics for the blocks, borders and binding. Additionally, for each BOM quilt project, we suggest backing fabric. This is an optional purchase.
Support throughout your quilting project
When you join one of our BOM programs you get access to a private Facebook group for that quilt.
In the Facebook group, you’ll find everyone else who is part of the program, including your helpful BOM guru. She’s always there to help you out and will be available on Facebook, by phone, and online to help you with any bumps you encounter.
Chat with friends, discuss techniques, your day, or see each other’s work. It’s lots of fun to make new friends and quilting is a great bonding experience!
You’ll find helpful videos in the Facebook group to teach you the techniques used to make your blocks.
If you make a mistake and waste a small amount of fabric, no need to panic! We have some here to help you get back on track.
You’ve got mail!
Watch your mailbox at the same time each month for your next block – it’s so exciting! If you join our subscription plan, you’ll be billed on the same day each month with the monthly fee. Or, if you want you can pay all at once at the beginning of the program.
Live within easy driving distance to Strathroy? Save on shipping, if you so choose, by picking up your kits at the ABQ Sewing Studio. If you buy online, choose that option during checkout. If you’re ordering in person, just let us know you’ll be picking up your packet each month.
Best of all, you’ll have all the support you might need to see your project to its exciting and beautiful finish. All your friends and your BOM guru will be rooting for you every stitch of the way!
Current Block of the Month Program
Get started on your own quilt! Find out more about our current BOM program, Harvest Moon.