Moda Piece and Comfort Challenge

2015 Piece and Comfort Challenge

Today, we are very proud to share with you that Bloomerie Fabrics is a participating shop in Moda’s 2015 Piece and Comfort Challenge.

This challenge runs from January 1 – March 15, 2015, and serves to honor this country’s service-members and families for the sacrifices they make. Participants are asked to make a quilt as a way of honoring their service and showing our appreciation.

Red, White and Free Half-Yard Bundle at Bloomerie Fabrics

So now you’re probably wondering just how this whole challenge works. Here’s what you need to know:

Who can participate? 

Anyone, really! If you can piece and quilt and want to create a beautiful quilt to honor a military-member or family in your circle of friends, local community or even nation, then you can participate.

What are the challenge dates?

The Moda Piece and Comfort Challenge runs from January 1 – March 15, 2015. All submissions will need to be in by March 15, 2015.

What are requirements for the quilt?

There are a few requirements for quilts made in the Piece and Comfort Challenge. Make sure your quilt meets the following qualifications:

  • Quilts must be larger than 54″ x 65″.
  • Quilts must be quilted or tied and bound. No quilt tops will be accepted.
  • Quilts must be made using at least 90% Moda Fabrics, with a minimum of 50% coming from Red, White & Free or Because of the Brave.
  • Quilts can be made from a pattern or you can create your own design.
  • Quilts must be labeled with Maker’s and Quilter’s name, along with city and contact information.
  • Quilts remain your property unless you choose to donate it.
  • There are no limits to the number of different quilts you can make and enter.

I don’t have a local quilt shop participating in the challenge or selling these fabrics. How can I participate?

You can participate through us! We know that the vast majority of people do not have a local quilt shop carrying these fabrics. We are an official participating shop in the Moda Piece and Comfort Challenge. Simply purchase your fabrics through us (we ship worldwide), follow the challenge rules and requirements, and submit a digital image to us of your finished quilt along with a completed Moda Piece and Comfort Entry Form.

What happens after I submit my digital entry?

From April 6 -18, we’ll host an online gallery of all finished challenge quilts that were submitted to us. Customers and visitors can vote on their favorite quilt and the shop-level winner will receive the Viewer’s Choice award from Moda Fabrics.  In addition, we’ll submit a digital image of our Viewer’s Choice winner to be entered in to Moda’s Piece and Comfort Online Quilt Show. Winners from this will be announced by Moda on Friday, May 8, 2015.

Are there prizes?

Yes! In addition to the Viewer’s Choice prize at the shop-level, prizes will be awarded by Moda for the winners of Moda’s Piece and Comfort Online Quilt Show. Here are the prizes:

  • First Viewers’ Choice – $500
  • Second Viewers’ Choice – $250
  • Third Viewers’ Choice – $150
  • Designer’s Choice – $500

If you still have questions about the challenge, feel free to ask them in the comments section below! We’ll do our best to answer them! Also, now through January 24, 2015, you can save 20% on Sandy Gervais’ Red, White & Free with code FREEDOM. Help us celebrate America’s service-members and families!

Fabric Love Fest

Blooming Fat Quarter Bundle from Bloomerie Fabrics

We’ve been making our custom Bloomerie Bundles for 4 years now, and each one is a little adventure.

Emergence Fat Quarter Bundle from Bloomerie Fabrics

It all starts with one fabric. And then another, and another, until we get a bundle that feels complete.

Honeycomb Fat Quarter Bundle from Bloomerie Fabrics

One that gives you the right balance of colors and patterns.

Spa Half Yard Bundle from Bloomerie Fabrics

The end result is pure eye candy! How could you not want to play with these fabrics?! (These bundles are all currently available in the shop. We only make a limited number of each so don’t wait if you see something you must have!)

It’s a Jolly New sale!

Jolly New Sale at Bloomerie Fabrics

We’re knee-deep in the Christmas shopping season, but we’re taking a breather from cutting fabric and shipping out orders to let you in on a little secret… Now until Monday, December 8, you can save 20% off all 2014 collections with code JOLLYNEW. Even the brand spanking new stuff like Priory Square and Riding Hood.

That’s crazy, right?!?! (Shhh… don’t tell Mom I did it!) Get your shop on now before she finds out!

Wallflowers Quilt-Along winners

Wallflowers Quilt-Along Winners

It’s official: we’ve wrapped up the Wallflowers Quilt-Along! I had so much fun connecting with you guys on Instagram and sharing my progress, as well as seeing your progress. I also loved seeing how 1 quilt pattern can look so different depending on which fabrics were used (and a few of you added or altered the layout, which was really neat). We’ll definitely do that again in the near future!

Today, though, we’ve got 3 winners to announce. You all have been waiting so patiently! Drumroll please…

Grand Prize – $125 e-gift certificate to Bloomerie Fabrics – Congratulations to Karen (Run Sew Fun)!

2nd and 3rd place prizes – Cluck Cluck Sew pattern assortments – Congratulations to Jodie (Persimmon and Pear) and Cassandra (Down South Designs)!

To claim your prizes, please email us through our contact page here.

Thank you all so much for quilting along with me! I’ve only finished a quilt this quickly 1 other time in my life and I have you all to thank for it this time. You kept me motivated!!!

Wallflowers Quilt-Along Finale

It’s official: the Wallflowers quilt-along is now complete! How many of you have a finished quilt ready for sharing?

I do…and I hoping y’all do, too! Shall I share mine first?

Finished Wallflowers Quilt (pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew, available at Bloomerie Fabrics)

That’s my fancy posed picture. {Wink, wink. Why is photographing quilts so hard?}

Wallflower quilt top

And that there is my ‘I’m not so fancy and I should have better lighting’ picture.

Sorry for that.

Wallflowers quilt back

Here’s a little peek at my quilt back. I used the leftover triangle scraps from the quilt blocks and made these miniature half-square triangle (HST) blocks, which were then paired up with another HST block and pieced together. Looks like flying geese, right? I did an entire row of them and ran it completely across the quilt back. Looks pretty neat.

So how about you? Is your quilt done and ready for show-and-tell?

Oh please don’t be shy about sharing… We’ve got 3 lovely prizes for 3 of our quilt-along participants, so this is me dangling a carrot (or 3) in front of you, prodding you to finish and share. :-)

So, here is everyone’s last chance to earn your entry for prizes. There are 3 ways to enter:

  1. Share your picture(s) on Instagram, making sure you add #wallflowersqal in the caption.
  2. Leave a link to your blog post in the comments of this post if you’ve blogged about the quilt-along on your own site.
  3. If you don’t blog or aren’t on Instagram, please email a picture of your finished quilt top and back to made {at} bloomeriefabrics.com. You could also share it with us on our Facebook page.

If you’ve been sharing on Instagram these past 6 weeks, each of your tagged pictures also count. And for those who have shared links to blog posts in the comments section, those also count as entries. So get sharing if you haven’t already done so!

You have until Sunday, November 30, 2014, to get your entries in. After that, we’ll randomly select 3 winners and announce them here on the blog.

Do you remember our prizes? (Look below…)

$125 Bloomerie Fabrics GC

Cluck Cluck Sew patterns

One person will win a $125 gift certificate to Bloomerie Fabrics and 2 people will win their own assortment of Cluck Cluck Sew quilt patterns.  So let’s get sharing! Can’t wait to see what you’ve made!