Got questions? We’ve got answers!!!!
The Quilt Concert Series 2022, Seasons of Love starts on June 3th, 2022. You can find all the details on the blog post, but here are some other answers you may not even know you need!
What is the size of the quilt?
The quilt is 60” x 60”. A comfortable lap size quilt.
What is the difficulty level of the quilt?
The quilt is designed to be easily created by a confident beginner quilter. The blocks are entirely straight seam sewing, there are no curves, no y-seams, and no applique. Our patterns will have step by step diagrams to help you create your blocks. Immediate and advanced quilters can further challenge their skill level through fussy cutting and color experimentation.
Where does this quilt design come from?
The majority of the blocks in the quilt are public domain designs found in Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns. We have chosen the blocks based on their cohesive designs and techniques to create them. Together we figured out the quilt math, wrote the patterns, and created the diagrams to help you recreate the block as well. Cassandra and Lissa designed several blocks based on traditional block components to complete the quilt design.
I missed a block!! What do I do now?
All block patterns are available for download once they are released on Friday mornings. The free download is available for three days and ends on Sunday night. The block then goes onto the etsy site of either Cassandra or Lissa, depending on who designed it, and will be available for $2 USD for 12 days. There will be links to the blocks on our websites so they’ll be easy to find. After 12 days the block will be removed from Etsy and you will have to purchase the complete pattern.
New this year. The complete pattern is available for sale starting May 20th at both of our Etsy accounts. You can purchase the pattern and get a head start!
I LOVE your color choices!! What fabrics did you use?
We use Painter’s Palette solid fabrics in our quilts. Cassandra has made fabric bundles available for purchase in the Halloween and Valentine colorways and an Americana colorway.
What is the PJ Jam Party?
Every Friday night during the quilt along, Lissa and Cassandra will host a zoom sew in. The atmosphere will be very relaxed, so show up in your jammies with your favorite bedtime snacks! We may share recipes, we may have some fun games planned, we may have a dance off. You’ll only know if you show up.
Is the PJ Jam Party an exclusive invite only extravaganza?
The link to each week’s party will be sent via our newsletters, so you have to subscribe to get the link.
Do you have to sew the current week’s block at the PJ Jam Party?
You can sew whatever you want!! Cassandra and Lissa are available to help with any questions. But this is just a fun way to hang out together. Sew what you want!
Is there going to be music at the PJ Jam Party?
Maybe? Maybe not? Lissa has been known to break into song when something said reminds her of a Broadway showtune. Just be aware she is tone deaf and that it doesn’t stop her from belting out at the top of her lungs.
Will there be prizes?
We have so many wonderful supporters sponsoring prizes again this year.
Stay tuned to hear about sponsors and prizes. We have a few things up our sleeves we don’t want to give away yet.
How Do I enter the giveaways?
Blocks are released Friday morning, you have until the following Thursday at 11:59pm (EST) to post your completed block on Instagram. The post must include the following:
- The hashtags – #quiltconcert2022, quiltconcert2022weekNUMBER (include the digit number of the week)
- You must follow Cassandra (@cassandra.beaver), Lissa (@lovinglylissa), and the sponsor of the week.
- You must include what country you are in. Many of our prizes are U.S. only, but we do also have prizes for international.
If we pull your name and you are missing any of the above, we move on to another person.
How do I know I won, and what do I do if I do win?
First you do a Winner dance and submit video to (hahaha. No, but I almost had you there)
Winners will be notified via Instagram DM from Cassandra or Lissa by Saturday night at 11:59pm(EST). Winner have until Monday 11:59 (EST) to claim their prize.
You guys are the best and I want to be a sponsor too!!
Oh my goodness, yes!!! We would love to have you as a sponsor. Have your people contact ours* and they’ll hash it out.
*we are our people so just email us.
Who are you people?
Cassandra is a pattern designer, teacher, and blogger based in west-central Ohio. She uses her training in art and design to create work that merges modern, traditional, and art quilting aesthetics. Her award winning quilts draw inspiration from nature, architecture, and art. Cassandra’s work has appeared in numerous magazines including Modern Patchwork, American Quilter, and Simply Moderne, and is included in the book, Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century. Her quilt, Infused Plaid, and three of her modern mini quilts are in the permanent collection of the National Quilt Museum.
Lissa LaGreca has a Master of Fine Arts from University of Houston and a Bachelor of Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. After several seasons in the costume department of the Houston Grand Opera, she and her husband left Texas for NJ, finally settling in Ohio with their three children.
Quilting became Lissa’s creative outlet as she raised her three children. She’s not finished raising them yet, but has been able to devote more time to quilting and design in the past few years. She’s been published in Make Modern Magazine and has had her quilts juried into numerous AQS shows, Quiltcon, Quiltfest (winning 2nd place for her most twirly quilt coat) and The Great Wisconsin Quilt show where she was awarded an Honorable Mention.
Cassandra and Lissa met through the Central Ohio Modern Quilt Guild and became fast friends. We would sew together on a weekly basis, went on quilt retreats together, and attended Quilt shows together. The collaboration on this quilt is just a natural extension of us working together.
For more information, check out the following posts:
- Quilt Concert 2022 Announcement
- Quilt Concert 2022 FAQ
- Quilt Concert Sponsors
- Cutting Instructions (Lovingly Lissa)
- Block 1: Nine Patch T (Lovingly Lissa)
- Block 2: Lucky Clover (The Not So Dramatic Life)
- Block 3: Hayes Triangle Corner (Lovingly Lissa)
- Block 4: Hayes 4 Patch Corner (Lovingly Lissa)
- Block 5: Optical Illusion (The Not So Dramatic Life)
- Block 6: Crossroad (Lovingly Lissa)
- Block 7: City Square (The Not So Dramatic Life)
- Block 8: Towers (Lovingly Lissa)
- Block 9: Interconnection (The Not So Dramatic Life)
- Block 10: Flying Geese (Lovingly Lissa)
- Quilt Concert Assembly (The Not So Dramatic Life)
- Quilting Suggestions
- Final Round Up and Grand Prize Announcement