#MODALOVEQUILT and the Moda LOVE Sew-Along

We LOVE a good sew-along.  And we LOVE a good pattern – especially one that is versatile enough to work with Layer Cakes, Charm Packs or Mini Charms.  More importantly, we’d LOVE for you to join us! -Carrie Nelson @ModaFabrics


Photo courtesy of Moda Fabrics and Supplies

Photo courtesy of Moda Fabrics and Supplies

#sawitloveditmadeit

 

What is the Moda Love Sew Along?  A social media sew-along using the Moda Love Pattern.

When is it?  January 24 is Moda’s official starting date for the sewing and sew-along. There will be introductory posts on Instagram, Facebook and Moda’s Cutting Table Blog on January 17th.

Where can you join in the sew along? .  At your local participating shop (come see us at Rocking Chair Quilts if you can get here). Don’t have a #modaloveshop near you? Join in online: search the hashtag #modalovequilt. on your social media.  And on Moda’s social media.

Why a Sew Along?  Because sew-alongs are one of the best ways to make sewing-creating fun. Whether you like to create solo or with others.

Sew-alongs also provide terrific opportunities for a visit to your local quilt shop for a bit of in-shop-sewcializing

or….

make your own sew along by meeting up with like minded quilters to create quilts and build the bonds of friendship.


Why the Moda Love Quilt Sew Along?  Because you can start with precuts, the Moda love quilt is fun and you will be done pretty quickly . Easy to sew together too - this pattern can be a great teaching quilt for those starting their journey through the quilting nation.

Have a peek at the pattern:

Moda Love Pattern Download.

We would LOVE to see what you will stitch together with the Love Quilt pattern! Whereever you share your love quilt projects, be sure and use the hashtag – #modalovequilt

To get your inspiration rolling here’s a gallery of grabs from the #modalovequilt hashtag.

Quilts by #modamakers from around the world.


What’s NEXT?

Coming soon to RCQ!

Coming soon to RCQ!

January 26, 2019–

Local Quilt Shop Day is a worldwide event designed to raise awareness of the importance of independent quilt shops to the local economy. It is a day for consumers and retailers to celebrate the creative pursuits of quilters, sewists, fabric enthusiasts, and crafters everywhere and to support the local quilt shops that make it all possible.

This event, held annually on the fourth Saturday in January, will be held in 2019 on Saturday, January 26.


Thanks for reading! Until we blog again, be sure to take time out and Enjoy the Sew!® - Carol and staff @RCQ

 

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#projectjellyroll : National Sew a Jelly Roll Day IS Saturday September 15th, 2018

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

ARE YOU READY?

LET'S GET IT STARTED.

The fun is about to unroll. Here's your invitation to join in with RockingChairQuilts.com and celebrate the mighty Jelly Roll. Many thanks to the folks at Moda Fabrics and Supplies for hosting this awesome event.

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THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

NAtional Jelly Roll Day Saturday, September 15th, 2018,

We are going to get started with the fun TODAY. 

Let's be real, a Moda Jelly Roll® is already fun.

The fun is built in:

  • It's beautiful.

  • It's sew-able.

  • It's quilt-able.

  • It's fun to buy.

  • It's fun to win.

  • It's fun to touch.

  • It's fun to bust open and sew like the wind (since it's already pre-cut for you.)

  • It's Moda!

Wait.... we already know that those are all intrinsic qualities of a Jelly Roll, but what about that 5th one, "It's fun to win" ?

Rocking Chair Quilts has got you covered on that. Prizes are always fun and why not a Jelly Roll prize?  Why not TWENTY Jelly Roll prizes? That's right we are going to give away 20 Moda Jelly rolls to celebrate National Jelly Roll Day on  9-15-2018. To enter for your chance to win a Moda Jelly Roll read on. 

Holiday flavored Jelly Rolls. This one is  SWELL CHRISTMAS  by Urban Chiks for Moda

Holiday flavored Jelly Rolls. This one is SWELL CHRISTMAS by Urban Chiks for Moda


THIS GIVEAWAY ENDED ON 9/15/2018

 HOW CAN I ENTER TO WIN A JELLY ROLL?

Leave your comment on this blog post (below) to enter. 

What should you comment about?

  • Add add a another word to our jelly-roll glossary.

  • Tell us about your favorite snack to eat and share when you are quilting or with sewing friends.

  • Or just say hello........

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Comment by inventing another 'Jelly' term to add to our Jelly Roll glossary,Here's  our short list:

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.THIS GIVEAWAY ENDED ON 9/15/2018

TWENTY WINNERS IN ALL

Here are the 10 winners selected from all the entries collected in the brick and mortar shop , Thanks for joining in the fun:

Barbara N.

Sandie S.

Rick C.

Kay O.

Chris R.

Donna G.

Gloria F.

Kathy C.

Donna M.

Norma S.


Here are the 10 winners selected from all the online entries, Congratulations to all!

 Entries will be accepted through midnight (CDT) on Saturday September 15th, 2018. To read more about this contest, rules and all the yada yada CLICK HERE

 

 

I'm going to make some pinwheel cookies for the big day. What will you make?   CLICK HERE  to get the yummy recipe for these cookies from  BetterRecipes.com

I'm going to make some pinwheel cookies for the big day. What will you make?

CLICK HERE to get the yummy recipe for these cookies from BetterRecipes.com

THANK YOU FOR READING MY BLOG. THIS GIVEAWAY ENDED ON 9/15/2018. GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN! - CAROL


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Breezy Bear Quilt

It's time to share the first Bear Paw block project we have put together for the summer shop hop season. 

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#PROJECTJELLYROLL PATTERNS

NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

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We woke up this morning with the happy realization that the first annual National Jelly Roll Day had finally arrived.  A banner day was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone here at RCQ and all our guests. 

Now that the daylight has vanished from the Illinois prairie we can, with Moda Fabrics United Notions'  permission, release  the much anticipated #projectjellyroll patterns here for you as free downloads

A BIG thank you to Brigette Heiland of Zen Chic and Moda for providing  these NSAJRD patterns.

To start you off - here is a little gift from RockingChairQuilts.com : A Jelly Roll Tip Card and pre-cut yardage chart for you to download and keep as a handy reference.  If you are nearby and can come into the shop we will give you one when you buy a Jelly Roll (while supplies last)


jelly roll GIVEAWAY • congratulations to our 20 winners

Maxine Euto

Debbie Chenoweth

Sandra Dzurny

Jennifer Kralik

Tessa Hutchinson

Justine Wills

Lisa Soderland Fitzgerald

Allison Church Bird

Lynette Kleinau

Janie McCombs

 

Kay Opilka

Paula Fortino

Rene' Gorbold

Cheryl Paarlberg

Kathy Chynoweth

Connie Overlay

Sandie Swartz

James Adams

Kathryn Frederick

Penny Stromberg


HERE ARE 10 IDEAS FOR JELLY ROLL STRIPS AND SCRAPS:

  1.  Make strip sets for 9-patch blocks
  2.  Make strip sets for 4-patch blocks
  3.  Cut strips 4 1/2" long. Use with 2 1/2" squares (Moda Candy squares work great) to create scrappy Flying Geese blocks.
  4.  Sew strips together for a scrappy back.
  5.  Make "framed" 9-patch blocks (1 Jelly Roll strip is enough to frame a 6" finished 9-patch.
  6. Make a "coins" quilt using left over Jelly Roll pieces.
  7. Make Log Cabin blocks.
  8. Make piano key borders for a scrappy quilt.
  9. Make kitchen accessories: pot holders, place mats, mug rugs, or coasters.
  10. Make scrappy binding by cutting Jelly Roll strips into fourths and then sewing together as many pieces as needed for the length desired.
  11. ___________________________ Fill in # 11 with your own amazing JELLY ROLL TIP .  Please enter your tip by commenting below:

HERE ARE YOUR FREE PATTERNS courtesy of zen chic and moda fabrics - HOO-RAY! 

Post pictures of any Jelly Roll projects you are working on (or even the ones that you finish ) on Facebook , Instagram, Twitter. Use the #projectjellyroll to share your fun with everyone who enjoys a  Moda Jelly Roll.


 

Love a Jelly Roll? If you are hungry for more Jelly Roll goodness be sure and visit ModaBakeShop.com  

Lots of jelly roll patterns there, all free for you to enjoy.


We enjoyed some yummy Jelly Roll themed snacks here at the quilt shop today.  If you got too busy to stop by ( or just live somewhere else in the world ) we thought it would be nice to share the recipes here. 

 
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Thank you Kathy for bringning us cookies!


#projectjellyroll 2017 SNAPSHOT GALLERY

 

Thanks so much for your participation in the the big JR day, and thank you for reading my blog . Until we blog again, please take some time out to Enjoy the Sew!®

-Carol


 

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#PROJECTJELLYROLL GOODY BAG GIVEAWAY

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS
 

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9/16/17 • Save the Date

Enter for a chance to win a Jelly Roll

Celebrate National Sew A Jelly Roll Day with RockingChairquilts.com 


You can enter to win one of 20 #projectjellyroll goody bags. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter online.

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Each goody bag contains 1  Moda Jelly Roll

Each goody bag contains 1  Moda Jelly Roll

And a handy-dandy Jelly Roll Tip card & precut yardage chart, compliments of RockingChairQuilts.com.

And a handy-dandy Jelly Roll Tip card & precut yardage chart, compliments of RockingChairQuilts.com.

Each goody bag contains 1  Moda Jelly Roll

Each goody bag contains 1  Moda Jelly Roll


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#projectjellyroll sale prices


You can enter online  AND  enter in person in our quilt shop (one entry per visit to the shop). 10 goody bags will be awarded from the pool of online entries and 10 will be awarded from the entries we receive in our quilt shop. Only one goody bag prize can be awarded per winner . Giveaway ends on 9•16•2017. READ COMPLETE RULES HERE

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS

Our 10 online winners :

Maxine Euto
Debbie Chenoweth
Sandra Dzurny
Jennifer Kralik
Tessa Hutchinson
Justine Wills
Lisa Soderland Fitzgerald
Allison Church Bird
Lynette Kleinau
Janie McCombs

Our 10 in store winners:
Kay Opilka
Paula Fortino
Rene' Gorbold
Cheryl Paarlberg
Kathy Chynoweth
Connie Overlay
Sandie Swartz
James Adams
Kathryn Frederick
Penny Stromberg

The winners shown in the Raffle copter box made their entries online:

 

Here's a sneak peek of the free patterns from Moda and Zen Chic that will be available on Jelly Roll Day. Yay!

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Good luck to everyone in the giveaway. Thank you for reading. Until we blog again be sure and make some time to Enjoy the Sew!®

-Carol

 


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Do it for the Smiles............

Photo courtesy of Case for Smiles Facebook page

Photo courtesy of Case for Smiles Facebook page

Why do we sew and quilt?  There are probably a lot of good answers to that question.

 My first response would certainly be " I LOVE IT!"

 I really do; all parts of the process- the planning, the choosing, the buying, the cutting, the stitching,  it seems I never get tired of it.  The excitement and joy never wane. As I get older I have realized that one of the most satisfying things about making something with your hands happens when you give what you made to someone else.

 

Here is a caring organization of volunteers who can help us find that joy and satisfaction by  donating our time and talents to their worthy cause: 

We were honored last week when Paula Moore paid a visit to our little quilt shop.  Paula is the regional manager for Ryan's Case for Smiles.  She came in to ask if our shop could be an official drop off spot for the organization.  It only took a minute to agree.  Working together we can all help seriously ill kids feel better so they can heal better.

Who/What is  a Case for Smiles?

Ryan’s Case for Smiles (formerly ConKerr Cancer) was founded in 2007 to bring comfort and support to young patients and their families in hospitals around the globe. We started with a simple goal: to create and distribute whimsical pillowcases that give children an emotional boost and remind them that they are not defined by their illness. Today, our programs have expanded to include the children’s entire families so they can better navigate and cope with a very difficult experience and avoid long term emotional trauma.

 

 

It's easy to help:

SEW A PILLOWCASE

 

Ryan's Case for Smiles can’t get enough bright, cheery pillowcases. It is easy to do and only takes a few minutes. Click below for simple and fun instructions for creating your own whimsical pillowcase:

How To Sew A Pillowcase Directions

 

What kind of fabric can I use to sew pillowcases?

  • Fabric needs to be 100% cotton. Please do not use fabric with glitter.
  • Remember to use fun, colorful novelty prints!
  • Check with local coordinator for local hospitals specific requirements. For example: some hospitals do not allow flannel and red pillowcases tend to bleed. Some hospitals also do not accept holiday themed pillowcases.
  • Ryan's Case for Smiles does not accept ‘No-sew pillowcases’. See PDF Guide for full list of guidelines.

How do I wash the pillowcases?

  • Most chapters suggest the use of an unscented detergent in cold water with no fabric softener***
  • Tampa area hospitals require the pillowcases to be washed in vinegar and water
  • Dry the case – no scented dryer sheets
  • After you're done sewing, Iron pillowcase and place in a Ziploc plastic bag
  • Bring to your local Ryan's Case for Smiles drop off location

***It is important to wash the fabric before sewing pillowcases and please do not use scented detergent or dryer sheets.***

Rocking Chair Quilts is now an official drop off center for your pillowcases.

See the map at the bottom of this blog post to find us. If you are not close by,  CLICK HERE  to find a another drop off center that is closer to where you are.

If there is not an official drop off center near you, I will send you a prepaid a mailing label and instructions to send your pillowcase(s) to us.  Just send me a note to request a label:

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST A MAILING LABEL

All donations are tax-deductible.  RCFS is a registered 501 (c) (3) organization.  When you drop off a donation, include a note stating what you donated and what the value is. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. Then in January of next year, you will receive a tax letter directly from RFCS home office in Pennsylvania to be used for your tax return.

 

Have more questions? There is SO much more info for you at Ryan's Case for Smiles website.

 Or

Send an email our area coordinator, Paula Moore: rcfs.swsuburbs.chicago@gmail.com

OR

Stop by the quilt shop and pick up printed information that Ryan's Case for Smiles has provided.

Not a sewist?  No worries, Ryan's Case for Smiles has other ways you can contribute:

Donate: fabric, funds or your time.

Spread awareness about their mission

 

 

Thank you very much for reading, I hope you will consider joining us in this project  - Carol Detloff

These volunteers took their sewing skills to the great outdoors for this "Campground Sew-A-Thon"

These volunteers took their sewing skills to the great outdoors for this "Campground Sew-A-Thon"

Photo Courtesy of Ryan's Case for Smiles-Central Oregon Chapter

Photo Courtesy of Ryan's Case for Smiles-Central Oregon Chapter


 

Use the Map to find us . Click on the red map pin for directions. Click and scroll to zoom in and out.


“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” - Winston Churchill