In 2023, Royal City Quilters' Guild joined with York Heritage Quilters Guild and Waterloo County Quilters Guild for a quiltalong to work on Tula Pink's Butterfly Quilt 2.0. Participants enjoyed working together on the project and made plans for another quiltalong for the 2023-2024 guild year.
The project we have selected is Edyta Sitar's Alaska quilt. Please join us if you'd like to participate. See the FAQs below.
Frequently Asked Questions
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We plan to start the Alaska Quiltalong in October 2023. We will publish a more detailed schedule as the date approaches. In general, we will meet at 10 am (Eastern) on the second Saturday of the month beginning in the Fall.
At our first meeting, we'll discuss any questions you have about the quiltalong or quilting generally, including tips on getting organized for a sew-along. Anyone who is not already familiar with groups.io can take a tour of the service and we can give you suggestions about how to use it.
The Alaska Quilt uses three blocks: the traditional kaleidoscope block and two variations. The Alaska quilt pattern finishes at 71.5" square. Quilters interested in making a larger quilt can explore a variety of border options to expand the quilt.
To participate, you must purchase your own copy of the Alaska Quilt pattern and be a member of one of the participating quilt guilds. You are not required to purchase a kit from our vendor partner. Feel free to pull from your own stash or source your fabric from a favourite local shop.
No, it's not too late. You are more than welcome to join us when you are ready. Order your pattern; arrange for your fabric; and sign up to join our Alaska Quiltalong online community.
With the support of our online community and virtual tutorials, this quilt is suitable for novice quilters who have completed one or two quilts. More experienced quilters may want to customize their quilt by using more advanced techniques, including fussy-cutting for a truly kaleidoscopic appearance.
Our monthly sew day sessions will be an excellent source for tips and tutorials. We've also collected advice from across the world wide web which we're making available in our online community. And, of course, the Internet is a wealth of useful information.
Anywhere and any way you'd like! Our online community lets you send messages to others who are working on the Alaska Quilt. You can upload photos to your own album and view photos others have submitted. You can also share progress on your social media accounts.
The monthly Saturday Sew Day sessions will be an excellent source of help and advice. The online community also includes an email distribution list that lets you reach out to others working on the project. Please exercise your best judgement about when you should reach out for emergency help and when you can wait for the next Saturday Sew Day to ask for help.