You loved the 30 Days of Improv Quilt Along Amanda and I hosted last summer we’ve decided to bring it back again!
The good news is, whether you participated last year or not doesn’t matter. What matters is that you join the fun by stepping up to your cutting mat, letting loose, and tapping into your creative instincts.
In case you haven’t heard of the 30 Days of Improv challenge, then I’m happy you’re here as I’m sharing the ins and outs of what to expect when you
sign up for the free quilt along. Sign up to be notified of the next QAL.
If you’ve been looking for some relaxed summer stitching fun that also gets your mind going and thinking of new ways to explore your quilting, then this QAL is for you!
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WHAT IS THE 30 DAYS OF IMPROV QUILT ALONG?
The 30 Days of Improv Quilt Along is a free challenge hosted by Amanda of @broadclothstudio and me @shannonfraserdesigns to help guide you through your improv quilting journey. Whether you’ve tried improv before or whether this is your first, we’ve got you!
HOW DOES THE IMPROV QAL WORK?
The challenge kicks off with a week of prep on July 24th: we’ll be sharing our insights on fabric selection and talking about getting into the improv mindset. Starting July 31st, we’ll be sending out weekly emails every Sunday, highlighting the shape of the week and providing daily prompts to explore the shape without a pattern.
Plus, did I mention there are fun weekly prizes to be won?!
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE QAL?
Anyone who is interested in learning more about improv quilting and wants a little guidance along the way.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN?
Here’s everything you’ll need to participate in the 30 Days of Improv QAL.
First up is an email address!
Because all of the details for the challenge will be sent every Sunday by email. Anyone who has signed up for the challenge will automatically receive the weekly emails. The weekly newsletters will outline the shape that’s the focus for the given week’s challenge. There are also lots of fun tips and tricks we like to sneak in there too 😉 Even if you join a little later, you’ll still be able to access the previous week’s challenges as the links will be included at the bottom of each weekly newsletter.
IMPORTANT – even If you signed up for the challenge last year, you’ll still need to sign up for the 2022 challenge.
That covers the challenge details, but what about materials?
The fabric requirements will be captured in the July 24 kick-off email, along with lots of tips on how to select fabrics for an improv quilt. Amanda and I both share examples of how we came to our own fabric pulls too!
Here’s a peek at the AGF Pure Solids I’ll be working with this year:
- AGF Pure Solids in Blueberry Zest*
- AGF Pure Solids in Field of Lavender*
- AGF Pure Solids in Peach Sherbet*
- AGF Pure Solids in Apricot Crepe*
- AGF Pure Solids in Sweet Macadamia*
WHERE TO SHOP AGF PURE SOLIDS
To help you locate your very own Pure Solids, here’s a list of a few fabric shops that carry the Art Gallery Fabrics solids collection:
- Fat Quarter Shop (US)*
- Hawthorne Supply Company (US)
- Lamb and Loom (US)
- Sew Curated (CAD)
- Sew Hot (UK)
- Scribbly Gum Quilt Co. (AUS)
- Thread Count Fabrics (CAD)
SAVE THE DATES
Join us on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 1:00 pm EST, as we talk about fabric selection, working with fabric bundles, and yardage. There might just be a fun giveaway planned too 😉
Amanda and I will also be going LIVE on Instagram Wednesday, July 27 at 1:00 pm EST to chat about the challenge and answer any of your questions that pop up!
Sign up here to get in on the free 30 Days of Improv Quilt Along.
Thank you for participating in this year’s QAL! The sign ups are now closed. Sign up to be notified when the next one is happening! Can’t wait to stitch together!