Project QUILTING is heading into the second last quilt challenge tomorrow. It’s already been an amazing ride and I can’t wait to see how the rest of it goes. If you are just finding out about Project QUILTING now please remember that it’s not too late to give it a try! You can still join in on this challenge and/or the last! There are no rules against that. 499 quilts have been made in the first 4 challenges! I’m absolutely blown away by this number.
Tomorrow, Sunday, March 3rd at noon, CST the fifth Project QUILTING Challenge will be posted right her on this blog. Each week that you participate in the challenge you have an opportunity to be randomly drawn to win a great prize. And each week, we have an Ultimate Weekly Sponsor that donates a prize valued at $50+! How cool is that!? Today I’m introducing you to the Ultimate Weekly Sponsor of Challenge 5 – Hunter’s Design Studio.
Sam Hunter is the incredible talented quilt designer and creator. She is also the creator of We Are $ew Worth It, a worldwide movement and philosophy for quilters and sewists. If you haven’t heard of WASWI it is definitely something you should read more about it.
I asked Sam if she wanted me to highlight or focus on about her for this post and she told me to tell the story that matters to me. I appreciate her trust that I will do just that (although I should warn her it might be a bit wordy since Trish is busy today and won’t be able to edit this before I post it).
Before I go any farther I need to give Sam Hunter some well deserved props for winning 3rd Place at the 2019 QuiltCon for her quilt “Why I’m a Feminist.” I wish I could see this in person and I’m so proud of her for this accomplishment. I can’t do her story justice so I’m going to send you HERE to read more about what Sam has to say about this piece.
I met Sam through a friend many of you know, Trish. Sam Hunter has become incredible influence and support in my life. A few years ago I was in the process of writing my own book and since she had recently went through the process with her book “Quilt Talk” I called her for advice. She shared her time and experiences with me without hesitation. She even took the time to read through my contract and give me feedback on that before I blindly signed it. And when it was time for my book deal to fizzle since the editor and I weren’t on the same page anymore (see my new talk “Accidentally On Purpose: Writing a Book … or Not”), Sam was there telling me that sticking with “me” was the right thing to do and I’d never regret that.
Same writes amazing patterns. When I have time I happily volunteer to be part of the test group before she publishes them. Above is the “Little Morty” block I made from her pattern “Mortimer”. Sam lays out the pattern and instructions clearly and meticulously.
“Turning Points” is another great pattern from Sam. This one shows you how to set Prairie Points into a circle. As a designer myself, I have no idea how she figured out how to do this so clearly that even I could follow it! This is still one of my favorite pillows!
And I also absolutely love her patterns Chunky Wee Bag and Chunky Wee Zippy Pouches. These go together fast and easily and every time I make/use one I get compliments from anyone who see them.
If you take a moment to read through Sam Hunter’s mission statement about pattern writing you’ll understand just why they are so well done. She takes her business seriously and is here to help you make these projects MAKE-ABLE. Sam also has an MFA in Fiber Arts so she’s not just a pretty face – she knows what she’s doing!
I’m excited to say that Hunter’s Design Studio is giving one lucky winner their choice of SIX patterns from her shop! I know whoever wins this is going to have a hard time limiting themselves to just six!
Please take a moment to visit Hunter’s Design Studio on Social Media and say thank you for all her support!
I Heart Hunter’s Design Studio!