Tuesday, February 23, 2016

QALs (Quilt Alongs) You'll Want to Know About

You know about my 2016 QALs (Quilt Alongs), but let me tell you about a few others that are in partnership with my publisher (Martingale).

Seems like quilt-alongs (QALs) are everywhere right now—boy, are they are hot!

Online QALs are a great way to meet online friends who share your passion for patchwork. Plus, you get the inspiration to start a project and the motivation to complete it. Your online friends will be cheering your progress all the way to the finish line!

Here’s a quick look at the latest QALs being hosted by Martingale authors, along with a special QAL hosted by our friends at American Patchwork and Quilting that features Martingale’s fearless leader, Jennifer Keltner. A big PLUS in our book!

This one you are familiar with. While it does REQUIRE the purchase of my perpetual quilt calendar (ie, it's not tied to any one calendar year), it gives you 12 quilt patterns (not just blocks)! You can find the link to this here: 2016 Calendar Girls QAL

This one you know about!
(All links will take you to the Martingale blog site where these QALs are featured and from there you can get to the specific QALs.)

And how about the Millefiore QAL with all these possibilities for using hexies and fussy cutting your fabric? Awesome, I say.
This one REALLY appeals to me. I LOVE HEXAGONS!

Who doesn't love Moda Fabrics? And this Row by Row QAL is made even more creative with the "All Stars" who contributed. Check it out!

Moda All Stars with a Row by Row quilt

Quilts and More is one of my favorite quilting magazines. For less than the price of a single, stand alone quilt pattern, you get at least a dozen beautiful quilt projects - including purses, table accessories, etc. Check out their QAL!

And, finally, a Sampler QAL from Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson. Looks like fun!

Check out this Sampler from Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson
I think you have to agree with me: So many wonderful quilts, ideas and fabric and NEVER enough time. But you have to give it a try, at least. Pick one. And share with a quilty friend!


  1. Wow so many qal's how fun! Thanks for taking the time to share that information.

  2. There is also the Bee In My Bonnet Bloom Quilt a Long, and the Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt a Long by Sew Fresh Quilts.

  3. Love the concept of QALs. But my follow up is so bad I create UFOS. Now, back to an almost finished UFO.


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