Saturday, July 14, 2012

Totally Groovy QAL & Pattern Giveaway! [CLOSED]

Alyssa over at Pile O' Fabric is hosting the Totally Groovy Quilt Along, which is sure to be a blast! This is a very cool quilt and there are a ton of fantastic prizes, so I hope you'll join in! I am giving away one paper copy of the Totally Groovy Quilt pattern, see the end of this post for more details! 

Totally Groovy Quilt Along at Pile O' Fabric

Pile O' Fabric has partnered up with Carolina Patchworks (Emily Cier) who is an amazing quilt designer and writer. She wrote Scrap Republic, Quilt Remix, and Pixel Play (coming soon). You can see her work in Modern Blocks, and she is one of the 16 Iconic Quilt Designers in the newly released book, We Love Color.

For this Quilt Along we will be using Emily's Groove Quilt Pattern, which Emily will be offering at a discount for all QAL participants. It might seem a bit intimidating, but Emily assures it is much easier than it looks! This will nevertheless be a challenging Quilt Along in Solid Color Selection and Curve Piecing, but still achievable for the newer quilter—and rewarding, too! As you quilt along there will be wonderful tutorials and advice on fabric selection, piecing curves, and quilting techniques from amazing quilters. Emily's patterns are very easy to follow and always have instructions for crib, lap, twin, queen, and king. You are welcome to make this quilt any way you see fit, so if you prefer to use prints then go for it! It will be neat to see everyones own interpretation.

Posts & Schedule

Here are the current scheduled posts for the Quilt Along. We will be learning the ins and outs of curve piecing from amazing quilters Emily Cier, Jacquie Gering, Amanda Woodruff, and Kate Conklin. We will also be getting some Groovy Quilting tips from Quilting Extraordinaire Angela Walters. This will be a fantastic learning experience, and a great opportunity to meet some new quilting friends!
  • August 2nd - Planning and Choosing your Fabric (and if you need fabric, I’ve arranged for a 20% discount on Kona Cotton at Fat Quarter Shop)
  • August 9th - Meet the Totally Groovy Designer, Emily Cier
  • August 16th - Cutting your templates
  • August 22nd - Intro to Curves Piecing by Alyssa Lichner
  • August 23rd - Piecing Traditional Curves by Jacquie Gering at Tallgrass Prairie Studio
  • August 30th - Piecing Curves without Pins by Kate Conklin at Kate Conklin Designs
  • September 6th - Piecing Curves without Pins by Emily Cier at Carolina Patchworks
  • September 7th - Piecing Curves with a Curve Master Foot by Amanda Woodruff at A Crafty Fox
  • September 13th - Putting all the pieces together, finishing your quilt top
  • September 20th - Choosing a Backing Design
  • September 27th - A Look at Emily Cier's New Book Pixel Play
  • October 4th - Totally Groovy Quilting Tips by Angela Walters from Quilting is my Therapy
  • October 18th - Wrapping up and linky party begins
  • October 25th - Submissions do for Grand Prize Winners

Sponsors & Prizes

Throughout the course of the QAL, participants will have the chance to win AMAZING prizes from the following Sponsors. For exact prize details you can visit Pile O' Fabric
Totally Groovy QAL Event Sponsors

The Pattern

Carolina Patchworks will be offering all QAL Participants a discount on her pattern.
  • 20% off 2 or more (a great chance to get another one of Emily's wonderful patterns) code: TOTALLYGROOVY
  • 15% off Groove Paper Pattern code: GROOVEPAPER
  • 15% off Groove PDF Pattern code: GROOVEPDF


The Fabric

Fat Quarter Shop is offering all QAL Participants a 20% Discount on all KONA cotton from now till August 30th using code: Sewing101

Enter to Win!

Totally Groovy Quilt Along Giveaway!

Pile O' Fabric is having a giveaway for a Totally Groovy Quilt Package! Everything you need to join the fun $75 to The Fat Quarter Shop to get your fabric and a Groove Quilt Pattern to Quilt Along! This giveaway ends July 31st.

Flickr Group

Join the flickr group, which can be found here. This will be a great place for us to come together and share photos of our progress and get to know each other.


Totally Groovy Button

If you’d like to let people know what fun you are up to or invite your friends to join here is a button!
Pile O' Fabric
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Sign up and be entered into a drawing to win a pattern!

Pile O' Fabric
would like to get an approximate head count of you all. If you plan to join and Quilt Along please fill out the sign up form, this will NOT commit you to anything. If you sign up you will be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 10 Groove Patterns (paper).

For complete details of The Totally Groovy Quilt Along you can visit Alyssa at Pile O' Fabric.


Promotional Partners

If you want more chances to win a Groove Pattern then check out these other blogging friends who have offered to help promote the QAL. Some will be giving patterns away!
Okay everyone time to get your Quiltin' Groove on!! :)


Would you like a chance to win a paper copy of Carolina Patchworks Groove Quilt pattern? I am giving one away to one lucky commenter!

To enter, leave *one* comment telling me your favorite Kona solid color. Mine changes a lot, but it is currently Papaya!

This giveaway is open to everyone. Valid email address is required. If you're a "no reply" or anonymous commenter, please be sure to include your email address in your comment so that I am able to contact you if you win.

This giveaway will close Thursday, July 19th at 12pm CST! I will use random.org to choose the winner.


The winner is comment #33, Anonymous! Congratulations! Thank you again to everyone who entered!

38 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Darlington Delights said... #

Lucky number 1....yeah! Right now I am loving wisteria, but I probably will not use it for this quilt. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern. I can't wait for the qal to start!

Celtic Thistle said... #

My current favourite is Aubergine, which would look great in this quilt.

Gill said... #

I love Lime!
Thanks for a chance to win this great pattern!

Jennie P. said... #

I think my favorite color right now is the Sprout or Citrus.

stephmabry said... #

Lagoon is always the first one that comes to mind :)

hueisei said... #

I love Lagoon and Ash.

Chelsea said... #

I know it's boring but my fave is white.

Tessa @ TheSewingChick said... #

I love chartreuse!!

FarahLin said... #

I love Caribbean and Coal

Diann said... #

At the moment it's tomato.

Marcia W. said... #

and it could change tomorrow too

Cecilia said... #

I use snow a lot, but I love the new colors, especially Alegria.

Tara Knight said... #

I have a lot of favorites, but school bus is #1 right now

Bethany (Make Me A Quilt) said... #

I really love the Totally Groovy quilt - I haven't done anything with curves yet, so that would be exciting. :) I have a lot of Kona favorites.. I think I'll go with Pacific.

Ali said... #

Ooh thank you for the giveaway! I really need to figure out what colors to use for that quilt, it's just so great with the ones they used. My favorite Kona color is peapod this week at least!

Sallie said... #

I like cornflower. Thanks for the giveaway!

♥Duff said... #

Cerise has my eye right now!

SueSmilesAlot said... #

My favorite color of the kona solids is salmon.

Lydia Yocum said... #

Right now I think it is slate
Thanks for the giveaway!

Gill said... #
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Simone de Klerk said... #

Difficult to say, what my favorite Kona color is. I love the softness of Kona Coral! Not a red person, but this one is very pretty!

Kim said... #

Kind of hung up on Cactus right now, but that changes weekly! Thanks for the chance to win.

memmens said... #

Today my favourite is periwinkle, tomorrow it may well be something else, too much choice is not always a good thing!
thanks for the giveaway

Liz, Quilt Adventurer said... #

chartreuse! love that green!

Jodi - usairdoll said... #

Oh boy, so many great colors. I'll say cornflower and ash.

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win. This quilt is totally out of the box for me but I love it.


supersara20 said... #

I am currently using sunshine. I think its my favorite right now!

Cheryl said... #

My fave Kona solid is Hyacinth because I love my blues.

Carla G said... #

Pond is my current favorite as I love aquas & turquoises... Thanks for a chance to win! :)

WandaM said... #

Right now its Amethyst! But I reserve the right to change my mind!! hehe Thanks for the give away

annerd said... #

My favourite is Hyacinth, but there are many fantastic colours.


~Kelie~ said... #

My current favorite Kona is coal, but mine changes a lot too! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Anonymous said... #

Mine is Snow. I use it in almost everything. Thanks!!

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M-R Charbonneau said... #

I love Ruby! Thanks for the giveaway! This looks like a very fun QAL!

Paula said... #

Robin Egg...somany to love, but I always come back to Robin Egg! And some sprout:^)

Fran said... #

My favorite color is Medium Gray. It goes with so much!

Gretchen Cook said... #

My favorite kona is Charcoal. I use it in so many things. It is a fantastic solid.

Anonymous said... #

I *love* Crocus! Can't wait for the QAL!

Halochka said... #

Now I like Ruby, but there are many fantastic colours. Thanks for the giveaway!

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