At The Quilt Works Inc, we see ourselves as being much more than just a quilting store in Albuquerque, NM. For our numerous regular customers and other quilting enthusiasts in the area, our shop has really become the hub of a large quilting community—a place for people to come together and engage in the practice of quilting.
In fostering this sense of community, The Quilt Works Inc has made a commitment to offering regular quilting programs that provide our visitors with a great reason to keep coming in to see us. One of the most popular programs we offer is our Saturday Sampler Program, which typically runs for about a year and results in the completion of a beautiful quilt. Here’s a closer look at the specifics.
What is the program?
The Saturday Sampler Program at The Quilt Works Inc meets in the morning on the second Saturday of the month. Over the course of the year, participants will complete one block per month. We provide a kit at each meeting for the month’s block, and after the program concludes, we’ll provide the necessary information to help you complete the quilt.
What is this year’s quilt?
For our 2015 program, we’ve chosen Peace Cottage, a 63” x 77” design by Lynn Lister, which was featured in three 2014 issues of McCall’s Quilting. The original design was pieced by Danyella Nava and quilted by Lynne Horpedahl. We’ll be using Kaffe Fassett fabrics for this quilt, and because the quilt does not employ the traditional block design, we’ve broken it into sections.
How much does it cost, and what is provided?
The 2015 program, which started on October 17 and is expected to run for 10 months, requires a $75 deposit, which entitles participants to the necessary patterns and fabrics, including the fabric for the binding. Missing a month requires the payment of a $16.95 re-entry fee. Fabrics for the border, the back of the quilt and the batting must be purchased separately
What are the benefits?
In addition to having the raw materials necessary to complete your very own quilt, you can also benefit from the experience and knowledge of the staff at our quilting store in Albuquerque, NM. We have more than 300 years of combined experience, and we’re always happy to help our quilters navigate some of the more challenging aspects of the quilts we choose for the Saturday Sampler Program. The point of the program is to provide an opportunity for community building as well as an effective and helpful learning environment.
The whole team at The Quilt Works Inc gets excited about the Saturday Sampler Program, from the process of selecting the next quilt to choosing materials, meeting the quilters and tackling a large project with a supportive group of people. To learn more about the Saturday Sampler Program, please give us a call or stop in and see us. We’d love to have you join us and begin experiencing the fun of quilting and the satisfaction of making something beautiful!