Block of the Month & Monthly Clubs

NEW -- Sewing “Bee” Saturday Sampler

Join us the third Saturday of each month starting January 20th at 10 am for a fun Saturday Sampler using a combination of Lori Holt’s (aka Farm Girl Vintage) patterns from two of her books, “Spelling Bee” & “Quilty Fun” along with some individual patterns and handouts. This sampler will provide you with just the right recipe for making a quilt that makes your heart sing! The quilt is approximately 65” x 85”. This is a lecture class with show & tell each month.

Book purchase required: “Spelling Bee”

NO Class Fee

Class size limited to 25

10 month series

Instructor: Polly Black


New Block of the Month Starting February 2018



Sign up Deadline January 20, 2018




Come join us for the Heritage Square BOM by Whirligig Designs. The program begins on February 1, 2018.


For 12 months, around the 1st of the month, you will receive a package that will contain all the fabric and the pattern to complete one block design. Each design will require you to make several versions of the same block.


In the 12th (the last) month you will receive the last block instructions and the finishing fabrics to complete your quilt top. Your quilt will have the same exact fabric used in our sample. Completed quilt size is 103” by 103”.


Registration for this class is $24, which will be applied to the last month’s kit; registration fee is non-refundable. Monthly kit fee is $24 plus any shipping charges if you request shipment



Sign up for Inspector "Clu-Sew's" Mystery Quilt. “Material Evidence”, the 2018 Mystery Quilt, is a 6 part series. Each step will have some cutting & piecing instructions. Construction of this quilt requires basic rotary cutting and machine piecing skills. The finished size before adding the optional borders is 60” x 60”. This is a 3 color quilt

Class Fee – FREE but Fabric Purchase is Required







We are expecting to receive Kim’s new fabric line, the Helping Hands Collection, in late December/early January. There are 8 great projects in the Simple Whatnots Collection 7 Club. The Stitch Along Program is a 6 part series which will be run like a Block of the Month program.

Our initial offering will be for her new Stitch Along, Pride and Joy, a beautiful quilt completed as a Block of the Month program. We will be starting this in March 2018. Fabrics for this quilt top are all from this new line, it is a 6 month program. Each month you will receive the fabrics and pattern for a section of this quilt. The cost of this BOM is $37 per month, plus shipping if you choose not to pick up in the Shop.




From Design by Sarah J

Sunshine Stitches of Belvidere and Quilter’s General Store have teamed up to bring you a stunning new Block of the Month program! Graphic Gems, Design by Sarah Maxwell of Sarah J Designs and fabric from Sarah’s Primo Batik collection by Marcus Fabrics! We are so excited to bring this great design to you. Sunshine Stitches will be offering this quilt in the Lapis & Emerald, a cool tone colorway and Quilter’s General Store will be offering it in Garnet & Sapphire, a warm tone colorway.


This will be a 9 month block of the month program. Fabric requirements include pre-cut 10 ½“ square packs plus yardage for borders and binding. The quilt size is 76" x 87".


Monthly cost of this BOM is $32.00 for pick up;
add postage for shipping.


BOM will be starting in March 2018; Choose which colorway you like and then call the offering Shop now to sign up for your color choice of this beautiful quilt.


Sunshine Stitches Inc., 1490 North State St., Belvidere, IL, 815-323-5022,


Quilter’s General Store, Inc., 6903 Harrison Av., Rockford, IL, 815-397-5160,





Design by Sassafras Lane Design


Cadence Court Block of the Month designed by Sassafras Lane Designs featuring "Foundation" by Shayla Wolf for Windham Fabrics.


Cadence Court is a fresh take on a popular Block-of-the-Month style quilt! This program features 12 unique wedge designs, each repeated twice, that make up a modern circular design. Included in the pattern book are full-size foundation patterns and templates, full color diagrams, complete paper-piecing instructions, a coloring sheet, swatch sheet, 8 different quilt color ways to give you endless ideas and more!


Time to try a new technique! This 12 month block of the month will be a paper pieced project. Don’t be scared! It’s easy. To help beginners through this project or simply provide a refresher on paper piecing we will be offering a sewing session each month dedicated to working on this project. The quilt is constructed in a series of wedges and then wedges are put together, forming quarter circles which are finally sewn together. Simple!


This BOM will begin in April 2018 and run for 12 months at a cost of $15 per month. Kits will include Cadence Court Pattern Book, Carol Doak's Foundation Paper (100 pieces), and all fabrics needed to complete the top and binding. The finished quilt is approximately 60" x 60" quilt.





Sign up Deadline - November 4th


SHATTERED by Thangles!


This is a 5 month BOM program


The initial program cost is $38, which includes the pattern kit (pattern with the required 2.25” Thangles), and the border/binding fabric which you will receive in Month 5. Each of the next 5 months is $10 a month and includes 10 blocks, which constitutes 1 row of a specific color. There are 5 prints in each of the 5 specific colors. Each month you will complete 10 blocks or 1 row.


The completed size of the quilt is 58 X 80". 

This BOM sign up is closed.




Cozy Christmas in Wool by Calicao Patch Designs
Sorry signups for this BOM are now closed.




This 12 month BOM will be starting in September. Each month you will receive fabric, wool, & any embellishments for a block. The wool applique blocks are set with half square triangle units, scrappy in holiday reds & greens. Near the end of the 12 months you will get the fabric for the adorable ribbon inner border and the outer border.

Monthly cost for this BOM is $24.


Stop in the Shop to see the Sample Quilt


This BOM sign up is closed.




Starting in September this great club returns with 6 new exclusive patterns (7 projects total) of projects made from Jill Shaulis’ new Windham fabric line, Sisters! These designs were inspired by Jill’s personal antique quilt collection. This new fabric line coordinates perfectly with Jill’s previous 2 fabric lines, Kindred Spirits I & II.


Joining this “Club” gets you the 6 patterns along with a mini-class each month. No stitching, just demos & tips for successful completion of the projects. Each month we will have Show & Tell on your completed projects. At the end of the Club period, we will have a drawing where Club members get one chance for each project completed.


Club fee: $45. Club meets either the 4th Tuesday or 4th Saturday each month starting in September (no meeting in December), specify which day you prefer at signup; meeting time is 10 am.

Click here for a view of the projects.


Pre-order kits are available & optional. Click here to see the order form.




12 Month BOM by Pam Buda
Starting March 2017
$30 per month


Sorry signups for this BOM are now closed.




12 Month BOM by Nancy Rink
Starting March 2017
$30 per month


Sorry signups for this BOM are now closed.


All of our Special Programs or Monthly Programs require a commitment from you for the length of the program. Signing up for a Block of the Month is the same as putting a quilt on "lay-away". You are making a commitment to purchase the entire set of patterns or kits. There are NO exceptions to this rule, so please don't ask if you can discontinue a program once you've joined in.

Please note that in general our BOM programs provide for the fabrics to complete the quilt top only. If backing is included in the program it will be expressly stated as so.

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