The Quilt Works, Inc.
SATURDAY SAMPLER PROGRAM
THE QUILT WORKS SATURDAY SAMPLER PROGRAM
The Saturday Sampler Program at the Quilt Works
runs for a period of one year, and participants usually make one
block each month [The 2014 program is scheduled for 13 months,
starting 12 April.] We meet on the second Saturday of each month at
8:30 am or 9:00 am, display the blocks completed in the previous
month, and receive kits and instructions for the next month's
blocks. Participants pay a one-time fee at the beginning of the
program. Provided the first month's block is completed and displayed
at the second month's meeting, the kit for the second month's block
is provided at no additional cost. This procedure remains true
throughout the program. If, however, you miss a month, you must pay
a $14.50 "reentry" fee to be reinstated. At the end of the program,
we provide information for finishing the quilt; fabrics for
finishing the quilt (for borders, batting, back and binding) are not
included in the entry fee, and must be purchased separately.
Below, you can see pictures of quilts from
several of our Saturday Sampler programs. We choose the projects so
that each month offers a different challenge.
SATURDAY SAMPLER 2014. El Camino Real. 94" × 114"
The blocks in Nancy Rink's El Camino Real were
inspired by the 21 Alta California missions, established by Spanish
Catholics of the Franciscan Order between 1769 and 1823, and by the
Royal Road (El Camino Real) that connected them. Also known as the
California Mission Trail, El Camino Real stretches 600 miles from
Mission San Diego de Alcala to Mission San Francisco Solano. Each of
the blocks in Nancy's design is identified with a particular
mission, and the pattern has a brief synopsis of the history of that
mission. In recent times, a major effort has recovered some of the
history, and today these missions - many restored or rebuilt - are
among the oldest and most frequently visited historical sites in
California. For an excellent description of the California Missions,
go to the following website:
Designed by Nancy Rnk, Featuring Marcus Fabric's El
Camino Real collection
The wonderful colors in El Camino Real remind
one of Spanish Tiles. Registrations for this program are currently
being taken; to assure your place in this program, you must sign up
on or before Saturday, 1 March.
The one-time, non-refundable deposit for this program
is $75. Provided you complete and display your blocks each month at
the Saturday morning meeting, you will receive the patterns and
fabrics for (1) all 18 blocks, (2) the setting triangles for the
blocks, and (3) Ivory Tonal and colored fabrics for the triangles in
the pieced border (Border #3). Thus, you will be able to complete
everything inside the Navy Inner Border (and the pieced triangles
for the pieced border).
SATURDAY SAMPLER 2013. Debbie's Garden. 78" x 90"
Debbie Caffrey, arguably the "mystery quilt queen," designed our
2013 Saturday Sampler. At the left is a snapshot of the quilt top,
ready for the long-arm quilter. The fabrics in this quilt were
chosen principally form the Silvia's Garden collection
designed by Silvia Vassileva for P&B Fabrics. In this photo, the
11 sections are assembled as originally envisioned by Debbie, and we
chose two fabrics for the borders from the same P&B collection;
the inner border is 2" and the outer border is 4". Many of us
sharpened our skills as we pieced this quilt, and allowed our
creative inclinations to influence our choices of border designs and
fabrics; some of us even put the sections together in different
configurations. "Debbie. Thanks and thanks, again."
SATURDAY SAMPLER 2012. Amish With A Twist. 86" × 103"
Amish With A Twist was designed by Nancy Rink, Nancy Rink
Designs, and features Marcus Fabrics solids.
SATURDAY SAMPLER 2011. Tonga Rhapsody. 96" × 106"
Tonga Rhapsody was designed by Toni Steere and Jenny Foltz,
Wing and a Prayer Design, and features Timeless Treasures Tonga
batiks. The picture shown here was copied (with permission) from the
Wing and a Prayer web site: www.wingandaprayerdesign.com.
Scroll down just a little bit on that page to see the picture on
their web site.
SATURDAY SAMPLER 2010, Americana Modern. 66" x 78"
American Modern was designed by Diane Nagle for Benartex, and
features the Tried & True collection of fabrics created
by Nancy Halvorsen.
SATURDAY SAMPLER 2009. 63" x 84"
Our quilt is based on the "Sampler Two" pattern in Eleanor Burns'
book, Egg Money Quilts. The fabrics were selected from the
Tanya Whelan - Darla collection by Free Spirit.
SATURDAY SAMPLER 2008. 76" x 91"