It’s a Splendid Sampler Tuesday…

Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of quilting… The thrill of appliqué and piecing, and the occasional agony of un-sewing… the quilter quest of quilt completion… this is Pat & Jane’s Most Excellent Adventure!

The Splendid Sampler.  Jane Davidson of Franny & Jane, and Pat Sloan.

You may know Jane as QuiltJane of Australia, and Pat as the “Voice of Quilting”.  Both are Moda designers, prolific quilters and authors, teachers and all-around really nice ladies.  They are the creators, brains and driving force behind The Splendid Sampler – the amazing Year-long Sew-along and now, its official, they are the authors of The Splendid Sampler.  The book.  Officially published today – April 4th, 2017.

Because a project like this was two years in the making, we wanted to know how it all came about.  So I started asking questions.

Virginia. Brisbane, Australia.  How did your partnership come about? Was there a “magic moment” where you saw each other across the convention center at Market and realized… “this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship-partnership”?

Pat:  I met Jane when she e-mailed me to ask if I’d like to participate in her Desperate Housewives Block a week. From then on, we followed each other’s work, chatted by e-mail and met-up at Market with lots of big hugs and visiting.

I think we both realized that we’d found kindred spirits. We both love the quilt industry, and we love to collaborate with and celebrate our fellow designers.  It’s been uplifting to share the work of others and help build this amazing community. We also both seem to love big projects.

In early 2015 I had an idea for a large project that would involve many designers, and many people that we knew.  But I wanted – and needed – a “partner in crime” so I was very lucky that Jane said “yes”.

Splendid Sampler by Laila Nelson.

How did the idea for the book come about? Was it something that evolved from knowing you wanted to work together? Or was it a bolt-of-lightning idea – bam! this will be splendidly awesome?

Jane: I think it grew from ideas being thrown back and forth – how about doing a “mega” sampler quilt that introduced quilters to techniques that they either didn’t know much about, or might have shied away from.  We knew we wanted this to be challenging, enjoyable and enlightening, and it grew into a community of quilters  who couldn’t wait to download each new pattern.

Pat:  The 6” finished blocks were Jane’s idea!  She was inspired by an antique Australian quilt and the rest, as they say, is history.  (To hear more about the antique quilt and how it inspired the Splendid Sampler – Pat interviewed Jane for an APQ podcast.)

Did you divide up the work-load or did you both work on every aspect of it together?

Jane: Both.  We worked together and separately in developing the book, running the project, and promoting the Splendid Sampler™.

Pat:  While we discussed every aspect of the project, there were tasks that each of us was primarily responsible for.  We each have strengths that let us handle some tasks more easily than the other. But as it is with a great partnership, in the end, we both feel it was an equal effort.

Splendid Sampler “Almost There” by Gail Hall.

Were there any challenges created by the international aspect of this?  Or did you find that technology has made communication so easy that it wasn’t even an issue?

Jane:  Nothing is difficult in the day and age of the Internet. We worked well even with the international date-line/time issue.

Pat:  I agree!  We did have an occasional designer who would post their block before we had it on the website.  That actually made for “fun hunting” as people would go to the designers’ website to see if the block has been shared! But for the most part, having an international community of quilters and designers worked beautifully.

Dream big – the sky’s the limit but deep down, did you think it would become as huge as it did? Was there anything about its popularity that surprised you?

Jane:  We started joking about it being bigger than Ben Hur – which it kind of was!

Pat: Since Jane and I are not new to large community building projects, we honesty believed that a lot of people would be excited. We also knew that asking over 80 people to write about it on the same day, to all their followers, all over the world on several social media platforms, would generate quite a bit of interest.  And it did!

There are over 26,500 Members in the Splendid Sampler Facebook Group,  with thousands more signed up for the newsletter or just sewing along by checking the Splendid Sampler website each week.

Splendid Sampler by Sherri McConnell – of A Quilting LifeSherri & Chelsi.  Sherri’s quilt is quilted and bound but I love this picture of her gorgeous Sampler blocks.

What’s the next step with the book now available?  

Jane:  We have hundreds of new Members to the group each week, quilters are still finding out about the Splendid Sampler™.  So this May, we’ll be starting a new sew-along to “Sew the book”.  Each week we’ll announce which block we’re making and sharing tips and new blocks.

Pat: During this first year there are some people who finished their quilts, so we’ll be putting in a quilt gallery for them to share at on the website.

But so many others either did a few blocks and got side-tracked.  They can join the newcomers and be re-energized to finish their quilts.  This is a journey with no end, and our vibrant, prolific and helpful quilt community will be around for years to come.  We’re planning all kinds of fun things for them!

Splendid Sampler by Heather Kosbab – The Happy Appliquér.

Do you think the popularity of sew-alongs is just beginning? Waning in popularity? Or it depends on how good the project is?

Jane:  Sew-a-longs are like any other commodity. People want fresh and challenging ideas and they want to do it with a whole lot of people.

Pat:  Having quilted for over 20 years, the idea of a sew-along has stayed fresh, for me and for so many others. I started a Solstice sew-along at Christmas and we already have a huge group of quilters sewing blocks each month.  I agree with Jane that sewing with others on the same project while learning new things, is addictive for most quilters. We can’t seem to get enough of it!

Splendid Sampler by JitkaDesign.

Giveaway… Because we want you to enjoy The Splendid Sampler book, we’re going to share two copies of the book, along with Layer Cakes of Pat’s Sunday Drive collection and Franny & Jane’s Manderley collection.

To enter, just leave a comment by Midnight CT on Friday, April 7 telling us if you made any Splendid Sampler blocks, or if you’ve ever made a sampler quilt.

Aurifil!  Be sure to read the Aurifil blogAuribuzz – for a Moda Monday feature on Pat and the book.  There’s a giveaway – a Sunday Drive Jelly Roll and an awesome box of Aurifil’s 50wt. thread, as curated by Pat.

Thank you Jane and Pat!

You can find Pat on her Blog, Instagram and Facebook.  Jane?  Jane’s Blog, Instagram and Facebook.  For more inspiration – blocks, WIPs and finished quilts – #thesplendidsampler.  Be sure to check The Splendid Sampler website for Bonus Blocks and Projects.

Happy Tuesday!


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450 comments on “It’s a Splendid Sampler Tuesday…

  1. Marianne says:

    I love samplers, but last year I had so many other projects going that I decided not to work on the Splendid Sampler. But now that I see the blocks, I really want to get started. They are great – I love mixing applique and piecing!

  2. Sharla Dial Anderson says:

    I have never made a sampler quilt, but the photos have inspired me to start one. Just gorgeous!!!!

  3. Pat H. says:

    I did not make any Splendid Sampler blocks, but I want to get the book and make some of the blocks…just maybe not all of them in one quilt! For now I tend to stick to smaller projects that I can handle with my home machine.

  4. Anne says:

    O! I cant wait for the book to be there! I really enjoyed seeing all the blocks, but as I was working on my own sampler (a farmers wife quilt) I decided not to participate this round. Love to hear that they are hosting another event next year!

  5. Barb Allen says:

    I joined the Splendid Sampler in June 2016 and worked double-time to catch up. By the end of July I was current with the blocks and I finished my Sampler with the last block in February 2017. I have since quilted my Sampler and am seriously thinking about doing another! I loved working alongside a global group of people, all of whom were supportive and enthusiastic, and each block is a stand-alone gem. It was a wonderful experience – I loved every bit of it!

  6. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    II have the block patterns printed out for the Splendid Sampler but haven’t made any yet. I love sampler quilts and have made quite a few. Just need to start in on these blocks!

  7. janice Zavitz says:

    As a new quilter, I was not aware of and did not make your spendid sampler quilt but I did find Pat Sloans weekly Solstice quilt and I have been enjoying and learning alot! I will definitely be doing the next one with you!

  8. Susan McC says:

    I am pretty new to quilt making and would love the challenge of trying new techniques and the variety of blocks – the Splendid Sampler really piques my interest!!!

  9. Sandy Uhos says:

    I have some Splendid Sampler blocks finished and more cut and ready to sew! This is my first Sampler.

  10. Terry Hughes says:

    My first quilt was a sampler quilt and I gave it to my sister! We live 600 miles apart and while we can’t be with each other often, we share coffee and conversation during the week. We have been looking for a project to do together across the miles. This Splendid Sampler looks like it will be just the ticket for us! We are so glad you are doing a kick off with the book in May. It’s been hard picking our favorite blocks!

  11. Angela Short says:

    I haven’t been quilting very long, but I love this book. I hope to get a copy one day. I have a sampler quilt in the works. I have completed 4, 18 inch blocks thus far. I love all the blocks, sew beautiful!! It is so amazing that y’all got so many people sewing this. Super! I just wonder what my grandmother’s would’ve thought of this (one was born in 1919, the other 1898).They both quilted and one made raggedy Ann & Andy dolls & Clown dolls. If they would’ve had technology….

  12. Beautiful outcomes to a lovely process! I started downloading those patterns the day it started and looked forward to each one coming out. I too chose not to sew the sampler at that time. My sewing schedule was overbooked! That being said, these lovely photos are enough to get me going in the splendid sampler direction and now there is a book to drool over!

  13. I have done a few sampler quilts – usually BOM – but I haven’t had the chance to try any of the Splendid Sampler blocks yet.

  14. Barbara Yoder says:

    I’ve made a sampler quilt, but the blocks were much larger. These would be a challenge, but what a beautiful result! I agree with others that the pictures are very inspiring. I think I would do the blocks a few at a time between other maybe less challenging projects. Congratulations on your book!

  15. JennyM says:

    I began downloading patterns last year, then life got in the way. All the photos are wonderful inspiration and has me thinking about starting this project. Thanks for the nudge!

  16. Elaine Theriault says:

    Made a couple of sampler quilts but with 12 blocks! My friend made the Splendid Sampler and its gorgeous!

  17. Dora Morris says:

    I haven’t had a chance to make any of the blocks. I have made several sampler quilts. I am currently working on a wallhanging for a scholarship endowment auction later this month

  18. Karen Sikes says:

    I made a couple of the blocks, but got sidetracked and never got back to it. Life gets in the way sometimes!!!!

  19. Karen A says:

    I followed along with the Splendid Sampler ,but didn’t get any blocks made because of other projects. One of the first quilts I made was a sampler I made with a class I took 35 years ago. I enjoyed all the different techniques I learned in that class. And, it gave me a great foundation for my quilting journey.

  20. Jody Randall says:

    I completed a block a week sew along in January. I like these sew-a-longs because sometimes I start to lose interest or just don’t make the time to get sewing and these BOW’s help keep you motivated. When busy may be the only time you can get in for some sewing and you feel accomplishment.

  21. Gail says:

    I have made several samplers, but not this one. This one is so cute.

  22. Phyllis Limiero says:

    Wow, the quilt is lovely. I did not participate because I had other projects that needed to be finished but I think it would be fun to make a smaller version. It would be nice to have the book.

  23. Carolyn Sands says:

    I made a few of the appliqué blocks but have never made a Sampler quilt. This was a wonderful project and I enjoyed seeing the blocks.

  24. pamzenick says:

    I have made a couple of sampler quilts, in classes where we learned new techniques as we stitched each block. And I have a few unfinished ones. These blocks are interesting, so I may join the public process. This sounds like another way to continue to learn!

  25. Sally says:

    I made 75 of the blocks and 72 are in my completed quilt top. It is ready for the Longarm quilter! I loved this journey and thank you so much for all the great patterns. I learned SO MUCH !!!

  26. Mary D says:

    I have made a few sampler quilts, but never got started on the Splendid Sampler. I followed along from the beginning, but had too many other irons in the fire in February when it started and just never could get into it later on. I’m looking forward to the new sew along in May.

  27. Debra Stebbins says:

    You know I started downloading the patterns and got off track. So glad they put them all in a book. I would love to have the book….. hint, hint, and yes, I hve made a sampler before lots of fun.

  28. I have sewn a few blocks and would love to make more.

  29. Janie M says:

    I have never made a Splendid Sampler block, or a sampler quilt. Because I am not comfortable choosing fabrics. This may help. Thank you for the inspiration.

  30. Carol says:

    Made several sampler quilts but not one of this magnitude.

  31. Eileen Maher says:

    I only made three blocks, but hopefully this summer I can make some more!

  32. Maureen says:

    I have never done a sampler quilt, but I saved all the blocks and hope to start on it soon. The book would be a big help!

  33. Karen B says:

    I have made some of the blocks, but seeing them all together is amazing! Looking forward to seeing the book!

  34. Stephanie Woodward says:

    I have made 3 of the splendid sampler blocks. This year I hope to finish enough for a quilt. I’m sure the books would give me enough ideas to finish one.

  35. Jennifer Whitney says:

    I adore the samplers, I really struggle with repetition in quilts. I am about 60 blocks into the Splendid Sampler and trying to get to the finish. But if I don’t I will be sewing along when it starts again!

  36. Kandy G from Texas says:

    I love sampler quilts & small blocks so I knew I’d love this fun project. I’ve completed my SS with 132 blocks & it will be entered in our Guild show in August. Keeping up with everyone on the FB page kept me energized, excited & waiting Impatiently LOL for each block to be given. Thank you one & all from my quilters’ heart!

  37. Sandi says:

    My two sisters and I did a round robin sampler, every month we each had to make three blocks our choice, we had already decided on a fabric line. At the end of the year. We each had 36 blocks to use in a quilt sampler, they all three looked so different even though they contained same blocks. It was fun!

  38. Maria Zook says:

    I have made five sampler quilts through programs offered by my LQS. However, the blocks in those quilts were bigger and I love the look and variety of the Splendid Sampler Quilt. I guess it is time to challenge myself with smaller blocks in a sampler quilt.

  39. I haven’t finished a sampler in a long time. I have one started. These are inspiring and a push to finish what I have started.

  40. Holly Nielson says:

    I have completed the first 70 blocks of the Splendid Sampler and then had to break from sewing for 4 months to rest my neck and back! LOL I am back at it and to get back into the swing of sewing I am sashing those blocks and will continue on with the last 30 blocks from there. It has been an incredible experience and the talent in the Facebook group has been incredible. There were 3 or 4 people I followed and watched for their blocks ever week. What an amazing, amazing experience and thank you so much!

  41. Barbara Nevaril says:

    I’m just getting started, but what a fun project. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

  42. Shaunna says:

    I made the blocks for Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage sampler. I’ve loved watching all the splendid sampler blocks on Instagram, hopefully someday I’ll get the book and make some of the blocks 🙂

  43. Mildred Plaskett says:

    I have made about 20+ blocks and learned new techniques. Many more to do, but it has been fun. The Splendid Sampler is a wonderful project. Thanks!

  44. Julie Saemisch says:

    Oh my goodness, I have not done one of the blocks, books, but your pictures of the results are so inspiring, I just know there are a couple in my future!

  45. Linda in PA says:

    I printed out the Splendid Sampler blocks, but haven’t made any yet. I was involved in other projects and life kept getting in the way. I am hoping to get started on the blocks soon because I love seeing all the finished quilts that are popping up online!

  46. Kris says:

    What a beautiful book! I have made several sampler quilts, but nothing as extensive as the quilts shown here.

  47. Robin says:

    I have never made a sampler style quilt. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed following your blog with each new block and seeing all the variations popping up everywhere on the internet!

  48. Hanke Fijnvandraat says:

    I started in February with Christmas fabric and love the project. There was a lot going on in the family, so I will made a fresh start with the new sew along. I will retire during summer, so sewing time is coming 😉 Thanks for the chance!

  49. Sandy Evenson-Hagen says:

    I love doing sample quilts, never boring! Doing 6″ blocks is ‘almost’ instant gratification! The hardest decision with the Splendid Sampler is choosing fabric, every sampler I’ve seen so far is just wonderful!
    Sandy E-H
    Northern MN, where we have lots of indoor time for sewing, providing you don’t participate in outdoor winter activities!

  50. Ramona Chester says:

    I am currently working on Long Time Gone by Jen Kingwell and also have finished up quite a few blocks for Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage, and all the blocks from Sharon McConnell’s Summer Blockbuster quilt. I think the thing about quilt alongs, is they give you deadlines and it’s fun to keep up with the group.

  51. Kathie weatherford says:

    I didn’t make the splendid sampler quilt, but love the look. I have made a couple of sampler quilts.

  52. Melody Lutz says:

    I’ve printed them all, cut out about 70, made about 50…getting there is so fun!

  53. Maxine Reisenleiter says:

    Hi. I haven’t made any of the blocks yet. I have however made a folder on my computer where I collect the blocks that I’m especially fond of. I know I’ll get to making them one day.

  54. Marge Berg says:

    I have never made a sampler quilt but am joining this group. Sounds like a fun project looking forward to getting started. Thanks for making this available.

  55. bkelly2424 says:

    I just love to be a Sunday afternoon quarterback and watch all the activity. I would love the book to just admire and turn the pages!

  56. Donna Brown says:

    My first quilt was a sampler quilt. I took a class for it.. We made it all by hand and cut out each piece with templates. It took a long time. I love the quilt but when I washed it it bled and I haven’t got it out. I did work on the Splendid Sampler and I’m still working on it. I enjoy doing the different kind of blocks. I will continue to work on them along with all the others this year too! Thank you for all your hard work. Blessings to you both!

  57. Terry says:

    I have made several sampler quilts as presents, but they were all with 12in quilt blocks. The 6 inch quilt blocks in Splendid Sampler make the quilt seem more like a heirloom piece than the larger blocks.

  58. Adeline says:

    Yes, I have made sampler quilts, and am working on the Splendid Sampler. An overachiever in my guild finished hers and entered it in our Show the last weekend in March. She won a ribbon!

  59. Laila Nelson says:

    Imagine my surprise when I sat down with my morning coffee and started to read this morning’s blog entry, and there was a picture of my Spendid Sampler Quilt! Thank you so much for sharing! I loved doing this project! The blocks were all so different, and kept the interest going. I waited impatiently for each new block to be released. Some of the blocks were easy, and some were challenging. Some used techniques that I didn’t necessarily like doing (not an embroiderer), but I am so glad I stuck with it because it gave me a quilt that I absolutely love! It was amazing to think that there were so many others around the world working on the same thing! Thanks so much for the amazing journey… Laila Nelson

  60. Deb Mac says:

    I started downloading the blocks for later and that lasted 2 weeks-tops! Then I started archiving the posts. That didn’t last very long either. Maybe a book is the way for me. Too many other distractions.

  61. April O says:

    The Splendid Sampler is the first sampler quilt I have started. I made a few of the blocks last year but I had quite a few other projects in the making that I didn’t have time to do more than that. I’m ready for the sew along this year. I don’t have as many projects going on.

  62. Cheryl says:

    I printed out the block patterns, but life got in the way and I didn’t make many blocks. I am certainly looking forward to the Book Sew Along!

  63. Pat S says:

    I’ve printed about 15 of the patterns with the intention of making a mini sampler quilt. I loved so many of the blocks and would love to have the book.

  64. Theresa Kennedy says:

    My quilt journey started with a sampler quilt and back in the day they were 12″ finished blocks! But these little blocks are more than just splenid…. my cup of tea. I am so glad there is a book as this is on my bucket list and i just might have to add it to a few friends list as well. What a great post today, thank you.

  65. Ruth B says:

    I made 89 of the more than 120 blocks. It was so much fun to get the new blocks each week, to learn new techniques, and my quilting improved immensely. It’s a truly wonderful project!

  66. Loris Mills says:

    I have made one small sampler quilt of quilted diamonds by Linda Franz and have several more of those blocks to be in a larger quilt someday. I have followed along watching the Splendid Sampler blocks presented and keep wishing I’d get started making them 🙂 This just might be the push I needed. These quilts look gorgeous. I particularly like the setting by Gail Hall. Inspiring!
    Thank you for the sweet giveaway!

  67. Carol Nelms says:

    I did not make blocks for the Splendid sampler, but I followed along, I enjoyed all the different blocks and different color schemes, what fun! I have made 2 sampler quilts.

  68. Shirley Hayes says:

    I did make all the blocks for Splendid Sampler. There are a couple I need to do over. I enjoyed it so much. What a splendid idea.

  69. ofel says:

    i saw the splendid sampler starting last year, but with the 365challenge it was a bit too much ! i do hope to join the next sew-along because those blocks look soooooooooo good !

  70. Clara says:

    I am in the “made a few blocks and was side-tracked” category. Having the book and another chance to sew along will be a good motivator. Thanks to Pat, Jane and Moda for all the inspiration!

  71. Carol Fraley says:

    I have a few of the blocks.

  72. Marie Eddins says:

    I made a couple of the blocks from The Splendid Sampler and enjoyed watching for them all. I have made several sampler quilts, mostly through a block of the month program through my local quilt shop. They’re lots of fun ~ something different each month!

  73. Sharon P says:

    I have followed the splendid sampler all year but have not been able to work in making any of the blocks. Looking forward to the next go around.

  74. Nancy Baker says:

    I made my sweet mother-in-law a sampler quilt many years ago, so it’s time for another! I’ve been reading about the Splendid Sampler and still hope to join in when life slows down a bit…hmmm…better not wait for that!

  75. Carol Gouveia says:

    I started with very good intentions and then fell off the wagon. I think i have 5 blocks done. Recently at a quilting group I belong to one of the gals brought her block to show. I think at the time she was on #96. I was kicking my self all the way home that I hadn’t kept up. Would love the book.

  76. Elizabeth Porter says:

    I have just completed the Splendid Sampler top.I learned so much from this journey of sewing this Sampler.

  77. Kay Hunzinger says:

    What a fun post to read. Thanks for showing the link to see blocks on instagram. What fabulous blocks and phenomenal quilts. I was too afraid to join this sewalong – that was my loss. The finished quilts are so inspirational!!! Thanks for sharing. Kay

  78. Laurie Reissler says:

    I’m close to finishing my blocks. It was fun to learn new techniques. Seeing everyone’s blocks, their colors and design changes was a joy and inspiration.

  79. debbierhodes says:

    I have 69 of the blocks done still working on them but would love to have the book instead of the pile of paper

  80. Brenda says:

    I followed along every week with the blocks but never actually got started. I have made many samplers and love love love making different blocks. What a great project these two ladies pulled off!

  81. Betty Liehr says:

    I did make about 25 of them at first, but got sidetracked. I downloaded all the instructions and fully intend to catch up. Having another round will definitely give me some motivation!

  82. Dixie says:

    Some days I’m in the mood to make sampler blocks or try a new method, and some days I like to chain piece dozens of the same block.

  83. Margie F. says:

    I didn’t participate in the original SAL, but was sure tempted to join in! I think I’ll definitely start the one in May! I love sampler quilts and have done a few of them

  84. Judy D says:

    I’ve downloaded the instructions for the blocks I thought I could tackle, but have not started them. I’ve been working on the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s sampler and trying to get that one finished. I finished one other sampler quilt a couple of years ago. I love the variety in samplers.

  85. Susan J says:

    I LOVE samplers!!! I have every block downloaded, thread and embroidery floss bought, and a project box for the bloicks waiting for me to begin…

  86. Naomi Jorgensen says:

    I have made through #39 and hope to finish them all.

  87. Tac says:

    I followed the Splendid Sampler posts but have not made any of the blocks yet. I have made a couple sampler quilts and enjoyed doing so.

  88. Suzy says:

    I have 100 blocks with 3/4 of the sashings on…. Anxious to see how it looks finished. My very first quilt back in 1985 was a sampler.. The splendid sampler was much more challenging!

  89. Robin says:

    I love the blocks and started downloading them when it started. I have made a few, but not all of them. Would love to have the book!

  90. Helen G. says:

    I loved the Splendid Sampler project and followed the blog. I even downloaded several of the patterns. But I haven’t started any blocks yet, mostly due to the number of other sampler quilts I have going right now. I would love to have the book so that I could make the quilt at some point.

  91. DeeAnn says:

    My first sampler quilt was made in the 1990s when I was a new quilter. JoAnn Fabrics sold little kits with pre-cut pieces for each block, one for each month of the year. The Splendid Sampler is the most ambitious project I have ever tackled. Around block #30 or so, I got sidetracked. But now with the book coming out, and seeing so many beautiful finished quilts, I am feeling motivated to get back to mine. Thank you Pat and Jane for inspiring so many quilters!

  92. Hildy says:

    I’ve made a few blocks but not all.

  93. marcille irwin says:

    I did not do the Splendid Sampler, and have never done a sampler quilt but I really want to make sure that when they do this again starting in May, that I have my book and am ready to go!

  94. My first ever quilt was a 6 block sampler made in a beginning quilting class. Everything was done by hand including cutting out templates from cereal box cardboard. I still have that quilt…..with its puffy polyester batting.

  95. I’ve never made a sampler quilt, maybe now’s the time to start!

  96. Rebecca Marzano says:

    I’m working on a sampler right now and love love loving it! I’ve drifted in and out of the SS FB page and I’m so inspired by the blocks. Something else that stands out to me is the friendships made in that group have spilled over into the Moda Blockheads group for this year. I want in on all that and I’m hoping I can join the new SS group in May!

  97. Mel says:

    Started the Sampler and got the first 12 done, but life got in the way. However, I did download them all so I will be picking it back up this year and try to finish all the blocks. This is my 2nd sampler quilt, but it won’t be my last. :o)

  98. Karrie says:

    I’ve never made a sampler yet but I would love to win some fabric to do just that!

  99. Jean says:

    I made a few of the blocks, sadly not the entire quilt. However, my motivation was to keep them as an awesome library of blocks for future use.

  100. Marianne Perry says:

    I began the Splendid Sampler on February 14, 2016 and completed it this year by March 6th. I also have a second version nearly finished but it “only” used about 23 of the blocks. Previously, I made a sampler quilt in the early 1980s when I was just learning to quilt. Thanks for asking!

  101. I’ve assembled my Splendid Sampler quilt top at this point. It was a lot of fun – I love samplers!

  102. Shirley Metcalfe says:

    Just started doing sew alongs this year with Moda Blockheads and love the community feel. Love looking at samplers and have lots of books, but hav never been brave enough to start one. That’s why I love blockheads and Pat’s Solstice blocks which I am hoping to get motivated to start making.

  103. Pat Braman says:

    I made the first seven blocks. I love them! I hope to finish all of them sometime.

  104. Tina says:

    The first quilt I hand quilted was a queen sized sampler. I ❤️ Sampler quilts!! I’ve made several over the years. Have yet to startt the Splendid Sampler. Want to finish a few other projects before diving into this wonderful adventure head first.

  105. Kathi Miller says:

    I have made a couple sampler quilts. Did a Jo Morton sew-along a couple years back and just finished Farm Girl Vintage. Currently making the Moda Blockheads blocks. Know several people who joined your initial sew-along and I wish I had participated too. Plan to hop on board when you start again in May.

  106. Donna Lee says:

    My first quilt class, about 30 years ago, was a sampler quilt. But it was a hand-piecing class, so I never finished it. I would love to win the Splendid Sampler book and quilt along with you this year!

  107. sidney says:

    I made 37 blocks, but didn’t like how they looked together. I decided to start over in only three colors. Red, white and blue., to honor our brave men and women who serve.
    I’m thinking about making a second Splendid Sampler after
    I get done with this one.

  108. JulieG-AZ says:

    I have made about ten of the blocks. Although I didn’t manage to sew much in 2016, I followed along religiously and have all the blocks downloaded. I will get back to this project later this year. Loved it!

  109. Karen Keeler says:

    I have made 67 blocks so far and have a few more to finish and then figure out how to put them all together. It has been fun!

  110. Margaret says:

    My first quilt was a sampler quilt. Found some patterns – drew others – 12 in all. It is a well-loved quilt.
    I learned a lot. These look like so much fun! This project sounds like an old-fashioned quilting bee. Have fun!!!

  111. Linda H says:

    I have made sampler quilts and LOVE to make them. You can make a few blocks and move on to something else or use the blocks as a “break” from a quilt that is taking over your life … LOL This is definitely a cool book … I need to check it out! Thanks for the giveaway, too!

  112. Dorothy E Paulk says:

    I’m a fairly new quilter and have never made a sampler quilt. What a great way to wind up a block of the month run – publishing a book. Helps those of us who never heard of their sampler quilt. I’m still discovering quilt sites so thanks for writing the article.

  113. Deb G. in VA says:

    I’ve never made a sampler quilt, but I saved all or most of the Splendid Sampler block patterns with the intention of making some, but never got any made. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book and some yummy fabric!

  114. Judi Moran says:

    Gorgeous quilts. Have done a sampler quilt, but not a sew-along. Would be fun and a big challenge! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book, not to mention great fabrics.

  115. Cynthia Scharf says:

    How nice to have a second chance to make the Splendid Sampler! I made a few blocks last year, but life got in the way. I will be retiring from work in a few months and look forward to getting back to the wonderful assortment of blocks!

  116. Debbie R. says:

    I haven’t yet made a sampler, but am itching to!

  117. Heather B says:

    I am new to quilting and have not done a sampler yet but I will certainly be looking in to them now! amazing!

  118. Carol C says:

    I haven’t made any blocks -yet. I’ve just returned to quilting after a 2 year hiatus because family and real life interfered, but I’m back now and I’m consumed by quilting. It’s a good feeling. I’ve printed out the sampler blocks so I’m good to go.

  119. Deb Rawdon says:

    I discovered the Splendid Sampler while everyone was finishing up. I’d love to start one for round two with Pat’s fabrics.

  120. Michelle M says:

    I started the Splendid Sampler, but life happened and I only finished about 30 blocks. I WILL finish – someday!

  121. Pat Roof says:

    I joined Pats group when you could still print them online..found so many I would love to make…that would be another UFO if I start one now and that’s ok with me.

  122. Cynde says:

    I’ve never done a sampler quilt. I have pre-ordered the book and can’t wait to try my hand at my first sampler quilt!!

  123. Judie Harron says:

    This is only the second sampler I have made…well, I have completed 50 of the Splendid Sampler blocks. I am now enjoying a sabbatical until the 2nd round begins in May. I plan to finish it after being re-inspired seeing photos of the finished quilts. Thanks for the chance at a giveaway…! judieharronatyahoodotcom

  124. I have not tried a sampler quilt. I have admired this one. Time I tried one?

  125. Marianne says:

    I’ve made lots of sampler quilts but did not do the Splendid Sampler.

  126. Nancy Edwards says:

    I followed along all year and only have about 8 more to finish. I absolutely loved sewing along on my first Sampler. I learned so many new techniques and even met a new friend in the U.K.!

  127. Maureen Lynch says:

    I started a sampler back in the early 90’s when I was a a young bride but never finished that one. It’s still one of my UFO’s! I’m currently working on the solstice challenge that Pat has and am loving it! This led me to find the splendid sampler site and I have made a few of the bonus blocks so far. Quillting makes me smile each and everyday!

  128. Sandra Lanter says:

    I followed along and made many of the blocks, however I fell behind somewhat but still have plans to complete most of the blocks. I like sew a longs and I loved the Splendid Sampler as it challenged me.

  129. Barbara Miller says:

    Started the blocks but like so many, life steps in. So I will pick them up and try again. Right now I’m moving so quilt room is packed but have projects already in mind!

  130. Chris Green says:

    I started a year ago Feb. and made all the wonderful blocks. I have the top done and can’t wait for it to be quilted. This was my first ever sew along AND sampler. I have been SO spoiled. Had a blast. Can’t thank the talented ladies enough.

  131. Laura Riley says:

    I followed along last year as the blocks were introduced and bought some fabric but never started any of the blocks. So I have making a sampler on my “to do” list. So many projects . . . so little time. 🙂

  132. Febecca Christie says:

    I love sampler quilts, have been working on a couple of them- including the Splendid Sampler… I have 38 blocks done at this point and plan to keep working on them as I can. I also love being part of a large group working on things together, I feel a certain camaraderie and incentive to keep going…

  133. Lisa R. says:

    I started in February 2016, eagerly awaiting each block every Thursday and Sunday as if it were Christmas morning! I managed to keep up and complete all 100 blocks as well as a few bonus blocks. I’m currently putting the top together and will have it quilted soon. I love sampler quilts! I’m not fond of doing the same block over and over and over again. I like variety! Many, many thanks to Pat and Jane for this wonderful journey!

  134. Amira says:

    I love samplers. Am working through one right now but this splendid sampler looks amazing and makes me want to just junp right in the bandwagon… would love to win the book.. thanks for the chance!

  135. Leslie Burghardt says:

    I happened upon the splendid sampler just as it was beginning. Shortly after completing my first block, a good friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer and asked friends to blast Facebook with prayers for her recovery. So, I sent out a request to quilters on the splendid sampler site and with their help, I was able to make a prayer quilt with 100 squares of the first heart square. These squares were donated by quilters all over the world. With their prayers and support, not only did she receive a beautiful king size quilt, but she also received news from her Dr. that she was cancer free and has remained so ever since. I went on to complete 35 of the 100 squares and hope to finish all 100 one day.

  136. Janet Nykiel says:

    I followed along & completed the Splendid Sampler on time. It is now at the long armers to be quilted. And yes, I used Moda fabric- Bunny Hil Designs Kindred Spirits!

  137. judy shields says:

    I thought this was a great idea! Thanks Pat and Jane, I learned many new things !I made a quilt with 70 Splendid blocks.

  138. Stacy says:

    I have over 30 blocks completed and I’m very excited to complete the whole project. I’m so glad so many others are in this with me for encouragement and support! It’s tremendously fun!

  139. Regina Magolski says:

    I have never made a splendid sampler quilt or block but waiting 3for my pre-ordered book to check it all out!

  140. Mary DeBrunner says:

    I made some of.the Splendid Sampler blocks and was inspired to make a sampler quilt with 12.5 inch blocks. Such fun!

  141. Ginnie Thompson says:

    One of my first quilts was a sampler – red, white, light blue & a touch of yellow – I still love it. I was so excited to discover the Splendid Sampler – right at the very end! I downloaded lots of blocks and made about 20 immediately. Haven’t done all the appliqué finishing on them as I keep changing my mind on colour every time I see another finished quilt published…lol. This may take a long time – or end up being many quilts! Thank you Pat & Jane for bringing so many quilters together from around the world – I think that’s what makes this journey even more special.

  142. Joanna Barr says:

    I am new to quilting and have just startedon’t the splendid sampler. I love how I get to experience a variety of techniques without being overwhelmed.

  143. Melissa Tipping says:

    I’m a beginner quilter who has only recently discovered online quilting groups. I think I’d like to make a sampler quilt to gain new skills and practice old. The support, encouragement and advice offered online will help keep me motivated and on track. I’m hooked!

  144. Renee M. says:

    I have made several samplers. One of my favorites had different size blocks that had to be set with coping strips. The asymmetry was pretty!

  145. Reba flores says:

    I have never made a sampler quilt but would love to and if i were to win the book i would use it to make my first sampler.

  146. Jenny Storer says:

    I have made the Splendid Sampler blocks and the bonus ones in shades of mauve with pink and cerise. I am sewing them into “potholders” which will be sewn together to make my quilt. I have so enjoyed this and look forward to seeing the final layout – rather than individual blocks filed in plastic envelopes!

  147. Karen Seitz says:

    I have not made any of the Splendid Sampler blocks (I am one of the sidetracked mentioned above), but I do have every one of them downloaded and saved. I have made a sampler quilt, and I am making the Block Heads blocks — 2 of each one — and am caught up at the moment.

  148. Mary Kastner says:

    The first quilt I made in 1979 was a sampler quilt. Think it is time for an update? Thanks for the chance to win.

  149. Barb Mader says:

    I really want to make a sampler block quilt some day. Maybe when I retire from teaching and can keep up with a monthly block program.

  150. Cynthia Jasper says:

    I have finished the first 99 blocks of the Splendid Sampler and16 bonus blocks. I plan on piecing my top as soon as school is out for the summer. I’ve already pre-ordered the book, but I would love to win a copy for my friend. She’s been sewing along with me. Thanks Pat and Jane. It’s been an amazing experience!

  151. Donna says:

    I have made a Farmer’s Wife sampler quilt.

  152. Vicki H says:

    I haven’t made any of the Splendid Sampler blocks. I have made a sampler quilt with a BOM from a local quilt shop.

  153. Sandy K says:

    I haven’t made a sampler quilt yet. I would love to make one with several of the blocks shown in the book.

  154. dani says:

    I made the 1st 35 blocks and then life got in the way.

  155. Shirley Jobson says:

    I did make a sampler quilt, even designed one to use as a beginners quilting class. And I do have some of the SS blocks done – and plan to do more, especially after seeing all the finishes!! Thank you Jane & Pat!

  156. Colleen Gander says:

    I have completed more than 40 blocks in my first sew along and first sampler quilt. I will get it finished but needed a break when I started running out of steam. The enthusiasm of both Jane and Pat plus seeing the completed quilts of others on the blog and on FB spurs me on.

  157. Diana says:

    I’ve made 70 squares and have several more ready to sew. I love to do samplers and have several going on at a time. Love your quilt alongside, Pat!

  158. Sandra Gregoire says:

    I started the Splendid Sampler on Feb 14, 2016 and never missed a block. Some I did 3 times for a total of 180 blocks. I had a great year of quilting and sewing and learned so many new techniques and met so many new friends from all over the world. I am making 3 samplers and almost done my first one with 70 blocks. Waiting patiently for my copy of the Splendid Sampler that I preordered.

  159. Colleen says:

    I have not made any Splendid Sampler blocks yet but I’m looking forward to getting started! And this will be my first Sampler Quilt.

  160. Gale says:

    I am getting ready to start block #85 paper piecing. I have mostly paper pieced blocks left to make. Love all my blocks and I love seeing all the different versions.

  161. Jacki Barnett says:

    I have never done a sampler quilt but would love to give it a try!! :0) I truly love the variety and the story each block seems to tell.

  162. Kathy says:

    I am one of those that started and got side tracked. I couldn’t keep up so I stopped. Looking forward to the new sew a long.

  163. Linda Hardy says:

    So excited to sew along this time around!

  164. Kriss Seago says:

    I discovered the Splendid Sampler last September, dutifully downloaded and printed all the blocks, but have only made the first three. I am looking forward to starting in again in May. Most of the quilts I have made have been samplers but the blocks were 12 inches or so. It is a little more challenging to work on 6 inch blocks.

  165. Deb B says:

    I’m sad that I didn’t start the Splendid Sampler quilt last year but hope I’ll get to do it once life slows down. One of the first quilts I made back in the early 80’s was a sampler quilt. It was so fun to work on something that didn’t require doing the same block over and over.

  166. Lisa Simon says:

    I made about 35 of the blocks and plan on making some more.

  167. MaryAnn says:

    I finished about 30 blocks before stoping to work on other quilts. I made a quilt for six of my brothers and a sister who hadn’t received a quilt from me yet. Now I’m back to the Splendid Sampler and hope to finish it in time for our guild quilt show next March.

  168. Judy J says:

    I promised myself I would take a year off from quiltalongs last year to finish other projects. I am now doing two of the quiltalongs with Pat and will be getting the book to make the Splendid Sampler.

  169. Janet says:

    My first encounter with Pat Sloan has been with the Solstice challenge. I have loved being a part of this and I am super excited to get the Splendid sampler book. I plan on being there to start the adventure in May.

  170. Jan moher says:

    I have made several of the blocks and am slower than most probably but continuing to make them. Have made several sampler quilts.

  171. kshackabq says:

    I started the Splendid Sampler sew along, with every intention of staying with it. But after about a dozen blocks, life got in the way and I had to put it aside. I’m eager to get back to it, and the new sew along may be just the inspiration I need to get it moving. Thank you Jane and Pat!!

  172. Cass Cusack says:

    I made about 40 of the blocks and am now doing the bonus blocks as they come out, ! can’t wait to get reenergised when the QAL restarts in May. i’m also doing the 182 days Solstice challenge and i’m loving that as well.

  173. Tate Graham says:

    I’ve never made a sampler quilt…. But i won’t be able to say that again next year!!

  174. Cathy Radcliffe says:

    Thanks Pat and Jane for this splendid project. I’ve finished 87 blocks.

  175. Kim S says:

    So beautiful! I would like to try this sampler quilt.

  176. Beth King says:

    I can’t wait to finish my first sampler quilt. Doing the Solstice Challenge. Would love to have another one to do!

  177. Tiina says:

    I have just finished my Splendid Sampler top. It was a great journey!

  178. Linda G. Roadenbaugh says:

    My sister signed me up for the Splendid Sampler because she thought we both could learn some things about quilting. I had never done a sampler before. I have completed all the blocks (some more than once), and also all the bonus blocks as well. I learned a lot of different techniques that i had never even heard of before. It helped to see others work and comments. It really helped to watch Alyssa Thomas of Penguin and Fish do each block. Sometimes reading the directions is not enough if you have never done something before. I am working on quilting mine now but have a ways to go. Thank you for the wonderful experience!!

  179. Sherry Redowl says:

    I completed 85 blocks and am working on the final 15. I also did all the bonus blocks eccept the last 5. I loved the journey because it is a great learning experience.

  180. Lindy Haley says:

    The first quilt that I made was a sampler quilt.

  181. Barbara Precht says:

    I made all the Splendid blocks. My quilt is being quilted now. Being part of this group in 2016 was one of the best parts of the year. I learned so much and had a mega amount of fun.

  182. Cathy c says:

    I e just got to sew 5 more rows together to have my Splendid Sampler top completed with 110 blocks. Then I have to figure out how to quilt it! It has been an awesome year, learning new things, sharing in the worldwide community and meeting so many w designers. many thanks!

  183. Heather says:

    I want to!! Such a fun project

  184. Linda Zumwalt says:

    I started the journey in February 2016, but life got in the way and I have not yet finished my Splendid Sampler. I have 43 blocks finished + 3 bonus blocks. I hope to finish it this summer. This is my first sampler quilt. I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience!

  185. judy says:

    I love the splendid sampler. I followed for 6 months. I just did 2 blocks getting ready for the book sew along!

  186. 2nana50 says:

    I have been making Quilts for some time now. And I have only done one Sampler, it was crib size Quilt. But a Sampler, and had lots of things in it to keep me busy. I have been with Pat Sloan for 3 years, & completed one of her quilts, trying to finish another, then this Sampler came out. It started in 2016, February I elueve, and although I have right fair amount of blocks done, I do not have the 200 completed yet, & I won’t be finished until I do. I have steadily been working on my blocks, getting the embroidery out of the way, but absolutely enjoying every second of it! Because my Grandma taught me how to embroider, & she has been gone for 10 years now, but as I sit and stitch the embroidery, I can sense her near, hear her telling me how to do things, & feeling like we were together again! I will pick up the pace in making the blocks pretty soon, so this year will Bea Year of completion for me. For 3-4 different quilts as well. I live tbeSplendid Sampler, also Jane & Pats group of Splenderettes! Who have been awesome! I have enjoyed the extensive network of designers as well as the even more extensive group of very fine quilters that joined us during this sew along! I couldn’t have asked for a better year of sewing along with the best group inthe world! No difference I didn’t keep up, the difference is, will I finish? YES! Whenit was finished to commemorate? NO, but again no difference, it was the journey working with everyone else, & the journey now, with all the new peeps! Thank you again Jane & Pat! I’m proud to have been in the first year of the Splendid Sampler, & ready to keep on rolling with this next year!

  187. Helen LeBrett says:

    I’ve started a Sampler quilt, but haven’t finished it yet. 🙂 It’s fun to see the different versions of this quilt in the way that they are set. I’d love to join the quilt along!! Thanks for the chance to win the book!

  188. Linda says:

    I started the Splendid Sampler in february 2016. I made 100 blocks, have finished quilting and am just hand sewing the binding down, This is the first time I have made a quilt as part of a group and I have absolutely loved it.

  189. Bev says:

    I have done one sampler quilt before and I have finished about one third of the blocks for my splendid sampler

  190. Joanne says:

    The first quilt I made was a sampler, I’ve made several samplers since the first.

  191. Joan says:

    I have never made a sampler quilt.

  192. Barbara Snodgrass says:

    I’m waiting for my book but ran off the first blocks and have completed about six plus several bonus blocks. The completed quilts are gorgeous.

  193. Alice says:

    I completed the 100 blocks and 10 of the bonus blocks. I plan to make some more bonus blocks. I’m waiting for the book to get some inspiration for the setting of my blocks. It has been fun!

  194. DiAnna Martinez says:

    Hi, I have never done a sampler…actually I am still new to quilting, but see a sampler as a way to work on different skills in quilting. This would be an awesome gift for novice to expert quilters, and kudos to you both for your collaborative effort.

  195. Karen says:

    This will be my first sampler quilt. I love that the blocks showcase many techniques, and pull me from my comfort zone. The end product is just lovely.

  196. Donna F. says:

    I collected the patterns for this project. I have made other sampler quilts. It is great to read how some people have the Splendid Sampler done or almost.
    Happy Creating.

  197. Debbie Camp says:

    I made several blocks, but not as a quilt. I used some on project bags. They are adorable.

  198. Margaret Lippert says:

    My first quilt was a sampler, the different blocks taught me different things about quilting. There was no applique in my first sampler. I love that my mom and I took the class together, mine quilt is finished, and I have Mom’s blocks to put together some day. I followed the Splendid Sampler and printed a few of the blocks, but never started making any. Still hope to someday.

  199. Peggy says:

    I only have 8 blocks completed so far, but will be carrying on. Just cleaning up some older WIP’s first. I love sampler quilts (just have too many of them on the go at present!)

  200. Jacki Cook says:

    I have made about 70 blocks so far. I still have more to go. This has definitely been a learning experience. Even after 70 blocks I’m still learning my sewing machine. I find doing these blocks are so relaxing. Thank you Pat and Jane for all you do. You guys definitely know how to keep me busy

  201. Marie Page says:

    I am on the Moda Blockheads group, and I am missing block #3, could you please post it or email to me? thanks, Marie

  202. Pat Draa says:

    I have made a sampler quit. It was my very first quilt since my kids were small! I love having the variety of a sampler quilt and trying out new blocks.

  203. Tish Elmore says:

    I have made a few sampler quilts and love the process. Though I haven’t made any splendid sampler blocks I think it would be very fun.

  204. I have made samplers with 12″ blocks and started with Pat & Jane last year with their Splendid Sampler. I’ve gotten through about half of stitching through and will continue my journey onward! I am looking forward to another year with them! anitalynette (dot)simmons (at) yahoo (dot)com

  205. Paula S says:

    I have made all the Sampler blocks and some bonus blocks and I’m using the shadow setting. This was the first time making 6″ blocks, the sampler quilts I made before were 12″ blocks. This idea was great because of the variety of blocks. Thanks Pat and Jane.

  206. Ashley says:

    I haven’t made the splendid blocks, but just might if I win the book 🙂 Love sampler quilts!

  207. Elizabeth Edwards says:

    I haven’t made a sampler it I did make a quilt using Pats happy little wishes pattern. Love the Sunday Drive fabric!

  208. Christine P says:

    I made 100+ squares of the Splendid Sampler because of the bonus blocks! I love sampler quilts- i have made quite a few of them.

  209. Kristi says:

    I have not made any Splendid Sampler blocks — shame on me — but I have saved many of the block patterns. I have made several sampler quilts in the past.

  210. Mary Wright says:

    I have all my blocks done. I have not decided how to put it together yet.

  211. Mary Shafer says:

    I did not participate, and was sorry that I didn’t…..looking forward to starting it soon!

  212. Lori M says:

    I would love to make the sampler blocks. I’ve never done a sampler before.

  213. Debra Crain says:

    I am new to quilting and have never done a sampler. I am also new to Pat’s site so I was too late for the Splendid sampler. But I am doing the Solstice challenge. And I love it!

  214. Jonnie Geber says:

    I made a small sampler quilt once years ago but after seeing a friends finished Splendid Sampler, I found Pat Sloan’s FB page and website and have been hooked ever since. Doing the Solstice Sampler with her and others now along with the Children’s book club one. Looking forward to doing my own Splendid Sampler when it starts up again!

  215. judith fewings says:

    Wow!!! Haven’t ever done a sampler quilt before but would love to do one. Have been quilting for 15years and love the creative side of quilting and making something with love to give to others

  216. Erika Nickens says:

    I have made a few sampler quilts. QALs with Pat Sloan. I’m new to quilting so appliqué scared me away from Splendid Sampler. But have grown and am ready to give it a go now!

  217. Jackie Smith says:

    I did not learn of Pat’s site till after the splendid sampler started. I have loved going back and looking at the blocks. Am super excited that it’s going to start up again!

  218. Ashley Warren says:

    I’ve not done the Splendid Sampler quilt, but I am currently working on Pat Sloan’s Winter Solstice quilt, I am a little behind but I would love to start a new project, lol, can’t have too many projects, right? xD

  219. Rebecca chambers says:

    Working on the solstice is my first sampler. I’m loving quilting again!

  220. Peggy Poole says:

    I have not done any of these blocks as yet, but one of my early quilts was a sampler. I still need to quilt it.

  221. I just discovered the sampler. I’m a new quilter.

  222. Dana Parker says:

    I made my first sampler at age 23 using cardboard (from cereal boxes) templates, an ink pen and my scissors. All piecing was done by hand, and each block with sashing was put in the 12″ quilt frame and hand quilted. That was in the early 1980’s. Isn’t it amazing how things have changed? I would love to make a sampler out of 6″ blocks. Fun!

  223. Janan Doster says:

    I have a Sampler quilt in the works now, it is created from the Moda share blocks from 2012, each block came on a cute recipe card. I have all my Moda blocks made, but now I need to make the log cabin blocks that I will add to them.
    I can’t wait to purchase the Splendid Sampler Book, I will make this Sampler quilt!!

  224. I am doing the Splendid Sampler in feed sack fabric and feed sack reproduction fabrics. I am about 20 blocks in and am hooked!

  225. Ginny Anderson says:

    I have not tried a sampler quilt but this looks like fun!

  226. Linda Edwards says:

    Yes, I did a sampler quilt of my own a few years ago. I searched the internet for 12″ quilt blocks and I chose the ones I liked the most to put into my quilt. It was a lot of fun doing it on my own. However, having the Splendid Sampler blocks given to us at regular intervals saved me a lot of time. It was great not having to search the internet and make decisions as to which blocks I wanted to use. I enjoyed being part of the Facebook group and seeing what everyone else was doing. I am one of those who got side tracked and caught up in other things and did not finish, but I am planning to jump right in again when the first block from the book is announced.

  227. Darlene Rogers says:

    My first quilt class we made a variety of blocks which turned into a full size sampler quilt. I used it until it wore out. I made another one but couldn’t use it until my cat passed away cause I was afraid he would ruin it. I would love to make another

  228. Joan Adams says:

    I made 2 different splendid samplers. They are complete and just waiting to be quilted by the right longarm quilter. I really enjoyed the “journey” and plan to make another.

  229. Charmayne Colglazier says:

    I love samplers as it’s a great opportunity to learn new patterns and techniques. Your blocks are beautiful

  230. Pauline says:

    I’ve made around 30 of these little babies, only 70 or so to go! And this is sampler quilt no 4.

  231. Bernice says:

    I live in Zimbabwe and joined in the SS quilt along. Had to wait 4 weeks before I started as I had broken two fingers on my left hand (am left handed). By week 5 I had caught up all 5 blocks. I have 120 blocks now including the bonus blocks and am busy putting the sashing on. Will be done QAYG next. Hoping to get it done in time for our annual show. This was my first Sampler quilt and I have enjoyed every moment – especially learning techniques that I had never done beufore (paper piecing, English paper piecing and Embroidery). My grateful thanks to Pat, Jane and all the other designers.

  232. Jen B says:

    I haven’t made any of the blocks yet, but I am planning to.

  233. Dorothy Behl says:

    I’ve made so need to do more

  234. Annette Lawrence says:

    I joined the group, bought fabric, downloaded many patterns, then life happened. I will be retiring in June and hope to go back and work on the quilt. I am working on the Solstice Challenge now (trying to overcome the “life happens challenge”).

  235. Margaret Krogstad says:

    I have made a couple blocks and am itchin’ to make more!

  236. JoAnne Mills says:

    I have made numerous block quilts and can’t wait to try this new one!

  237. Sheri says:

    Would love to win a copy of the book! Just now new to the sampler style and enjoy it, am doing a couple of the free blocks!

  238. Karen Wills says:

    I absolutely love Sampler quilts. I have yet to make any Splendid blocks but I plan too. I already have my fabric line chosen. Little Miss Sunshine line because I wanted it to be inspired by my love of mountains. This is an excellent sew along and community. Congrats and thank you Pat and Jane.

  239. Marilyn R says:

    I did do 30 blocks but baby and wedding quilt took over my life and I couldn’t keep up. I have did make it into a wall quilt and it is on my wall at work. I am doing the Solstice challenge and loving it.

  240. Linda Wood says:

    This is my first sampler quilt, I have made at least 50 so far of the Splendid sampler blocks and I can’t wait to finish them and put it together.
    I have learned so much when it comes to paper piecing. Thank you

  241. Jane Gillon says:

    I have never made a Sampler quilt and am looking forward to participating in the second Splendid Sampler group. I am still fairly new to quilting and have lots to learn. Everyone here seems so supportive. I would love to win the book and fabric give aways

  242. Judy says:

    I have never made a sampler quilt and actually never really liked them – until recently. As I’m learning more about quilting and fabric, I find that I’m actually drawn to them now! Go figure! My quilting studio will be ready to go in a few weeks. After a few ufo’s, a sampler will be tackled. Having a book and fabric ready to go would be most awesome!

  243. Lois says:

    I was a latecomer- I have nine completed blocks. Can’t say I’m happy with my color choices after seeing the beautiful completed quilts from the online group, so I plan to start over. It sure would be easier with a book and fabric bundle!

  244. Kaylene says:

    I did not make the Splendid sampler quilt. But, I have been watching as the others have & wished that I would have started when they did. I am going to make some of the blocks in the near future & hope they turn out half as good as the ones the gals have sewn. I haven’t bought the book yet, but it is on my list. Winning it would be wonderful. The fabric, thread an extra bonus! Thank you

  245. Janet Beyea says:

    I began making my Splendid Sampler right at the very beginning. I have 49 blocks made and keep chugging along. Life has gotten in the way, but I am not discouraged. Each block gives me joy. As I finish, I lay it down and just smile. Thanks for such a wonderful project and a great Facebook group. Loving every minute!

  246. cathy k says:

    I did the sampler adventure. I learned so much and really went outside my piecing safe zone.

  247. Judith says:

    I have made nearly 70 blocks so far and plan on getting to 100. It’s been the best sewalong ever!

  248. Kim Rich says:

    I have not made any blocks but love them and want to get your book so I can started. Have a GREAT day !!!!

  249. Daryl Perry says:

    I have made a few of the Splendid sampler blocks. I did make a sampler quilt several years ago from a BOM.

  250. quilterka says:

    I have not made the Splendid Sampler yet. It is on my to do list. I learned about it around the block 80. I saved every day the blocks,printed them and saved in the binder. I have made sampler quilts through the guild. martisovitsd(at)central(dot)edu

  251. Ruthann carr says:

    I haven’t been able to do any blocks yet but once my house is to the point that i can live in it i want to do the solstice would love to win a book i only have a few magazines i got at walmart so hard starting up soon i wan to mske quiltz for domestic violence shelters and the downsyndrom groups my grandzon is in good luck eberyone thats in the drawing

  252. Judee Lefler says:

    I love samplers, and the Splendid Sampler is beyond cute! Thank you for this opportunity…

  253. Sue Snow says:

    My first quilt was a sampler, with 12″ blocks, 30 plus years ago! I have made 32 of the blocks so far before life interfered a bit. Can’t wait for my copy of the book, it is truly a splendid journey!

  254. Dianna eickhorn says:

    I made all 100 splendid sampler blocks plus Extras. But I am so excited to make another and again sew along with quilters from all over the world and make more friends.

  255. Rachel Roescher says:

    I just started quilting recently and I have not made any sampler blocks yet!! These are absolutely beautiful and I think it would make be a fun way to learn new skills!!

  256. Mim says:

    I started the Splendid Sampler 1/28/17 and have 35 completed blocks. I’m LOVING my journey. I’m planning on completing all 100 blocks plus many of the Bonus blocks. Thank you for putting this together.

  257. Susan Brunner says:

    I started the splendid sampler at the beginning in Feb 216. I’ve completed about 65 blocks and plan to finish the rest. It’s the first sampler I’ve done and has been a great skill builder. There’s so much left to learn!

  258. Robin Powell says:

    I have not made a Splended Sampler or block. I have made the Underground Railroad Sampler by Elanor Burns in a class, which was the first quilt I have made. I love sampler quilts.

  259. Valerie says:

    I started following right at the start but did not do any blocks until that summer. Have finished most of the embroidery blocks and a few of the pieced ones. Downloaded the Kindle version of the book and plan to make blocks with the new release. I really do want to finish the quilt!

  260. Brenda E. says:

    I started this sew along with good intentions but only finished 32 blocks. Love that more are joining with the release of the book!

  261. Michelle Bloomstrand says:

    Last year was my first time sewing a sampler. I’m only half done but have so enjoyed the journey. And chatting with other quilter all around the world I’m sure I will do another sampler. Too many to choose from n not enough time. ✂✂✂

  262. Carola says:

    I loved, loved, loved to make about 100 of the Splendid Sampler and Bonus blocks!

  263. Sue Miller says:

    I only finished 22 of the blocks last year, but we moved homes and things got too busy. I’m going to start completely over this next time with a new colorway.

  264. Sue H says:

    I collected most of the Splendid Sampler blocks but didn’t make any …. YET! Plan on finishing up a few projects before embarking on this one. I have made sampler quilts in the past. They are always fun to do, especially if it involves other quilty friends!

  265. Janell Simpson says:

    I love this sampler. I would love to win the book and the material. I just found Pat after the first of the year and started on the Solstice challenge – my first sew along.

  266. Paula Strickland says:

    I heard about the Splendid Sampler quilt along about a month after it began. I went back and caught up and stayed up with the blocks as they came out. Some of the hand embroidered ones as well as the hexies took me a bit longer to complete, but I accomplished it. I set my blocks including all the bonus blocks together and ended up with a quilt top containing a “splendid Sampler” top banner and 135 blocks. I had downloaded all the blocks, but my computer crashed and I lost almost all of them. I was disappointed since there were several I wanted to do again. Would love to win the book so I could follow along as I loved looking forward to receiving the blocks each week.

  267. Linda Paredez says:

    Haven’t yet, but it’s on my horizon! So many WIPs and promised quilts to finish first!

  268. Crystal says:

    I have completed 83 of the blocks, some are bonus blocks, I almost have my quilt top sewn! Just need to add some borders.

  269. Toni Anne Potter says:

    I haven’t made any Splendid blocks but I have made a few sampler quilts over the years. They’re great to learn new techniques or use up my fabric stash (like that would really be possible).

  270. Charlie says:

    I made a star sampler with blues and yellows andam working on finishing it so I may be ready to start the challenge. Thanks for the great ideas.

  271. Gunn says:

    Love the splendid sampler

  272. Sonya W says:

    I have made a few sampler quilts. I wanted to make the Splendid Sampler, but life got in the way. So now I get a second chance 🙂 looking forward to the next quilt along also.

  273. Donna Caldwell says:

    The Splendid Sampler blocks are on my quilting list of after retirement projects for later this year.

  274. Shirley shingara says:

    I have made about half of the blocks so far. I have made a few 12 block samplers many years ago. It nothing on this scale!

  275. Lesley says:

    I did not make any blocks but I enjoy seeing them. I did make the Tula Pink modern blocks sampler quilt and enjoyed every block!

  276. Char says:

    I have made all 100 blocks plus 14 of the bonus blocks. I plan on making all the bonus blocks. I would love to have a copy of the book.

  277. Linda Phelps says:

    I started with everyone in February. I have about 60 blocks finished and 20 cut in plastic sleeve with the patterns. I have the rest copied and will finish them. I plan to see along this year with the new book and Pat’s Sunday Drive line. Thanks ladies for a great year with more to come.

  278. April Ritter says:

    I have done a few Sampler quilts, I love the look of different blocks and diff sizes. I will be doing more Sampler quilts. I am a third of the way through the Splendid Sampler, life got in the way! I learned some new techniques and will be finishing it.

  279. KathleenT says:

    I am not on facebook, so had not heard of the Splendid Sampler until Martingale started advertising the book release. I am participating in a Farm Girl Vintage sew along sampler project, though.

  280. Lori Shipley says:

    Love the splendid sampler.

  281. Julie says:

    I’ve long admired the sampler quilts with so many little blocks but have yet to put one together. I’ve made blocks – boy have I made blocks. This could be the perfect opportunity to get one finished with the inspiration of others doing a sew-a-long. Thanks for the chance.

  282. Nicki says:

    I have only just begun to learn to sew, so a book like this would be just amazing!

  283. Romagene Henry says:

    The Splendid Sampler blocks are really wonderful and I look forward to finishing one of my first quilts with these blocks. I have made a couple blocks so far which l love ❤️. I am making the bonus blocks right now and would certainly appreciate winning the book because I look forward to the sew along starting in May. Thank you for this opportunity.

  284. Paula Pennington says:

    I haven’t tried a sampler quilt. Looks like it would be fun

  285. Denise Peterson says:

    I am in the process of cutting blocks out from scraps.

  286. Anita Barton says:

    I am so excited to start the Splended Sampler. I’ve done two blocks so far:) Ordered my book what seems like ages and ages ago!

  287. Karen Howe says:

    My first attemp at quilting was a sampler quilt. Not so involved as the Splendid Sampler, though! I have a goal to finish some projects before venturing into this one.

  288. Giulia says:

    I loved the splendid sampler! Initially I kept up pretty well with my scrappy choice of fabrics but sometimes to make gifts I got sidetracked. I made quite a lot in the end and ended up doing many with fall/autumn colors but there are still so many I should make! Maybe this May I will 🙂 I learnt SEW MUH!

  289. Jeanine Snyder says:

    I love the look of this sampler quilt! I’m fairly new to quilting but I would love to take on a sampler. I would learn so much while making a beautiful quilt.

  290. Robin Turner says:

    I have not done any of the splendid sampler blocks – just discovered them. I have completed two sampler quilts and gifted them last Christmas. Doing Pat’s Solstice challenge right now, so will have another done….soonish?

  291. Terri says:

    I’ve made a couple of small scrappy samplers and they are so much fun. The splendid sampler looks beautiful – would love to take on the challenge of doing one!

  292. Maree Rogers says:

    I have not made any of these blocks but would love to do this project in the future. I take part in a lot of BOM’s and have recently made 100 modern blocks which are waiting to be turned into a quilt.

  293. Kim Kingston-Durgin says:

    I have started several, but never finished one. I have looked at the Splendid Sampler and am intrigued.

  294. Verna says:

    I have never made a sampler quilt, but I hope to get started on one soon! It would be a great way to use up at least some of my scraps.

  295. Mom C says:

    I have always turned up my nose on sampler quilts, I would rather do a few blocks in mass than a different cutting and piecing for every block, it just isn’t very efficient. But I loved some of the blocks in Splendid Sampler, and I love Pat and Jane, so I tried my hand at a few. Now I am religiously making the Blockheads blocks and will do more with Pat and Jane.I’ve decided Samplers are a great break from the boredom of the same block time after time. Good thing we can change our minds. Thanks.

  296. Jan Alder says:

    I’ve never done a sampler quilt, but love them. I would to try some of the ideas in the book.

  297. Debbie says:

    I haven’t done any of the Splendid Sampler blocks or any sampler quilts, but I love some of the blocks that were designed for the Splendid Sampler. Just need to find more time…

  298. Liz Dyer says:

    I did not make the Slendid Sampler, although I did save some of the blocks that I really liked. My very first quilt was a sampler quilt and I kept it. It is one of my favorites.

  299. Judi Burr says:

    I have not made a sampler quilt but I have always wanted too. The book looks yummy! Thanks for the contest.

  300. Rosalee says:

    Yes I have done and currently working on sampler quilts. They are such fun to do and challenging!

  301. Lisa Marie says:

    I did at least one sampler, way back when I first started quilting. I didn’t make the Splendid Sampler blocks but I hope to. Whether I use them in a sampler setting, or some other way remains to be seen.

  302. Sally Groff says:

    I have never made a Splendid Sampler Blocks or any Sampler quilt, but I would like to in the future. I may have a little more time to devote to my sewing in a week or two.

  303. Karen McMahon says:

    I have about a dozen blocks but did not download the rest. I need to get the book!

  304. Kathy S. says:

    I have made several sampler quilts. I love to make the blocks and learn new things. It’s a great skill builder. It is sometimes challenging for me to quilt it block by block thinking of what design is best. Sometimes I just do an edge to edge pattern, but I LOVE the custom quilting of each block. I’m just not confident in it yet.

  305. Judy Waters says:

    No Splendid Sampler but have made other samplers. Maybe I should look into it.

  306. gillian farthing says:

    I’m about 2/3rds through the splendid sampler blocks and I’m loving it!

  307. I’ve made a few of the blocks and hope to get more done this summer!!

  308. Gail K says:

    Have not yet made a sampler quilt but have purchased The Farmers Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt along with a large bundle of reproduction fabrics to get started so perhaps I will begin sometime this year. With so many other WIPs I hesitate to start a new project BUT when inspiration strikes you gotta roll with it! I have followed & enjoyed The Splendid Sampler quilt-along.

  309. Susan MacLeod says:

    Haven’t made any blocks yet, as I’m in the middle of reorganizing my studio. My first quilt was a sampler.

  310. Ardis says:

    I have used several of the blocks for other projects. After seeing all the wonderful Splendid Sample Quilts I am hooked! Thank you for sharing and for giving us a chance to be winners in the drawing.

  311. Martha carpenter says:

    I made the whole thing! Getting ready to quilt it

  312. Gwen Wehner says:

    I have 47 blocks completed and a few more in progress – having trouble deciding on a setting because I have seen so many creative quilts!

  313. Beth LaMotte says:

    I have made several of the blocks and plan on making more.

  314. Jan B. says:

    I started the original Splendid Sampler in 2016. I’ve probably completed about 80 blocks & some of the bonus blocks. Would love to win one of the bundles in your giveaway so I could own the book & I LOVE Pat’s newest fabrics! Thanks!

  315. judygesicki says:

    I made block 1 and 2 from the downloads. I started following the group about block 46 and just dreamed. Looking forward to the book edition!

  316. Crystal Nichols says:

    Hello- I have made three blocks so far the Pineapple block , the Bee Block twice. Having a Book to refer back to would be a great additin to my Quilting World! I have been Quilting for years and love Pat’s designs. The tis and coloring pages are so helpful! Thanks Pat!

  317. Kathy Slaughter Cummings says:

    I have done 2 samplers! Just finished the quilt top of 2016 Aurifil BOM/DOM blocks…not yet layered!!! Thank you

  318. Maureen A Hill says:

    i have made dix of the blocks and they. truly are splendid! would love the book

  319. Terri W says:

    I haven’t completed any samplers yet, but I am currently working on 3 different ones!! Love the Splendid Sampler and downloaded the blocks, they’ll be some of the next on my agenda.

  320. Ruth Hampson says:

    I have never finished a sampler but this one looks exciting from the first block to the last and will hold my interest! Thank you!

  321. Jean says:

    I am in the middle of my first sampler and now I love making many different blocks. Plus, the small blocks allow me to use my small scraps. Love it.

  322. Clarice Croeni says:

    I’ve finished about 25 of the blocks, doing a QAYG method by row. I am excited to get back to work on the remaining. It has been such a fun and exciting project.

  323. Malinda says:

    This is my first sampler. I started on time, but my husband fell and ended up unconscious for 20 plus minutes along with bleeding on the right side of the brain. Things are finally getting back to what I will call our “new” normal. I have about a quarter of them done and several cut out, ready to sew. I love seeing everyone’s finished quilts.

  324. Angie Hall says:

    I love samplers . However I have never made one. I keep sayi g I want to make one fmir one of the blocks.

  325. Cathy Wilson says:

    I downloaded several of the blocks but never had a chance to start any of them. I could really use a copy of this book! Haven’t joined a quilt-along yet but have followed several.

  326. Linda Jerome says:

    I would love to win the sampler pkg, I have not made the blocks but I did make the Moda sampler called “be my neighbor” which I loved doing and love the way the quilt came out.

  327. Debbie Davis says:

    So many beautiful blocks! Hope I am the lucky quilter! Love Moda Fabric and Pat Slaon!

  328. Sherry says:

    I did start the Splendid Sampler blocks and completed the first two and became distracted by things at home. I have made samplers and enjoy them. I hope to get back to this sampler in Ma, I love the small blocks and using up the pieces I love but are not big enough for other projects..

  329. D. White says:

    I have not made any Splendid Sampler Blocks yet, I’ve saved everyone of them and I do plan one day to get it done. Such a beautiful quilt!!

  330. Frances Quigley says:

    LOVE, LOVE LOVE Moda fabrics.

  331. LINDA FICKLING says:

    have never made a sampler quilt….. made several
    blocks into bun basket liners

  332. Liz F says:

    I made several of the blocks right at the very beginning but soon discovered that the fabric bundle I had chosen had too many large scale prints to work with the 6″ blocks. So I’ve picked up another bundle to give it another try. It’s inspiring to see some of the finished quilts.

  333. I have made half the blocks, have all of them printed and intend to sew them all. Progress slowed when I started a full time job. There are so many beautiful colourways around. Well done for organising this SAL….

  334. Edna Kidd says:

    I have made a few of the blocks and would love to finish the sampler…Love Moda fabrics..

  335. Kaye M. says:

    I haven’t made any of the Splendid sampler blocks but I have made several sampler quilts during my 30+ years of quilting It is a great way to learn how to make new blocks that I might not otherwise have tried..

  336. Elisa says:

    I made 60 blocks, and I’m planning to do 64, and a different setting. i love all interaction between quilters from all over the world in these online quilt alongs! Splendid sampler is my 3rd

  337. Tracy Schille says:

    I had printed the patterns for a few of the blocks before I realized it was a huge project. I sort of stumbled upon them! I am currently doing the Solstice quilt with Pat Sloan. I wish I would have found the splendid sampler sooner, like when the patterns were all free!!
    but, like most people who love to quilt, the pattern is calling to me…
    for now I have a few other projects to finish, and I can enjoy other’s splendid sampler blocks as inspiration for when I get around to doing mine.

  338. Rose Nehez says:

    I have made 20 Splendid Sampler blocks! Yay me! This is my first sampler quilt and my 4th quilt ever. I’m very much a newbie.

  339. Susanne Frailey says:

    Yes I’ve made sampler blocks before. First one I ever did I self taught myself using a beginner book.
    I really like SS but was only able to do about 20, due to closing up studio to Move thus last summer.

  340. Linda Kay Smith says:

    I made a sampler quilt early in my quilting and although it wasn’t a large quilt, I did learn a lot by doing the variety of blocks.

  341. Lori Smanski says:

    I followed along, but alas was not able to make any blocks

  342. Janetta Dobler says:

    I have not made any blocks from the Splendid Sampler, but I have been drooling, I mean following along. My first quilt was a sampler quilt. Right now, I am making quilts for people in church, using my 1955 Featherweight, because the machine head broke on my sewing machine and I got let go at my job. I would love to win this book and fabric!!! You are such an inspiration to me!!!!

  343. slmrn1 says:

    I love sampler quilts. I have not made any blocks for the splendid sampler but I do have some of my faves downloaded. Thank you for sharing all of this wonderful material with us.

  344. Ginny Andersen says:

    I have made MANY sampler quilts but nothing the size of the Splendid Sampler. I confess that I only made a few of the blocks through the year because of other commitments and I am a slow sewer, but intend to continue to plod along and finish the whole thing. So many beautiful blocks and such great inspiration from all of the designers, how could I not?!

  345. lacefaerie says:

    I did not make any blocks…yet! I enjoyed following along and meeting the designers!

  346. Jean says:

    I have downloaded the Splendid Sampler as you post them. I will do them after gardening in fall! Thank you, Pat!

  347. Melodie says:

    I’ve made several of the blocks but now I’m quilting a quilt made from the patterns for a client!

  348. Anne Beck says:

    I started a quilt many years ago, but never finished it. Would love to learn a better way.

  349. The Lisa Marie says:

    I’ve not yet made a sampler quilt. But I think The Spendid Sampler might be the one to try. 🙂

  350. cdahlgren2013 says:

    I didn’t participate in this quilt along because of health problems, but I’ve done several quilt alongs in the past, and hope to do this one soon. Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

  351. janice Zavitz says:

    Wish I had started quilting months earlier as I wasnt aware of the spendid sampler, but I did find your solstice and loving it! I will start your new spendid sampler for sure! ty so much for all your help!!

  352. Cindy says:

    Yes, I completed the Splendid Sampler Quilt via the Facebook group. My top is completed and is ready to quilt. What a fun time it was. If, ever in the future another such opportunity arises, I would absolutely join in a second.

  353. Marcia Dohner says:

    I have downloaded and printed many of the splendid sampler blocks, but not all. I just completed a sampler quilt yesterday that came from Craftsy in 2012. It took me a few years with many projects in between.

  354. Tina says:

    I have made the Sister Sampler quilt and if I win this book I will definitely make the Splendid Sampler quilt! tljeo at yahoo dot com

  355. Alzina Cooper says:

    I started the splendid sampler with the first 5 blocks then I ordered the book so I can learn some more. There are things I haven’t tried like the embroidery and paper piecing so the book should help me . Excited to get it. !!

  356. Virginia Price says:

    I am enjoying making the solstice quilt! This is a first for me!

  357. Debora Buskey says:

    I signed up to do the Splendid Sampler but it was beyond my skill level. I hope to do it within the next year or so.

  358. Katie Wilson says:

    I am still working on my splendid sampler quilt …

  359. Sarah G says:

    Sew Splendid sampler was my first attempt at a sew along- unfortunately I got very far behind! It is so much fun though!

  360. Debra Grantham says:

    I am new to quilting. I have never made a sampler quilt. I am wanting g to make some wall hangings. I have downloaded some of Pat’s patterns. I have my eye on the Coneflower applique.

  361. Cheryl Cawley says:

    It’s on my to-do list because it’s soooo oooo nice!

  362. Jane Handy says:

    I made a few blocks and then life got busy. I look forward to starting again in May!

  363. I followed along with the group but did not make any blocks. I’m glad you will be starting it up again. By then I’ll be ready to go. Love reading your following on FB. So many great ideas, questions and answers.

  364. Pamela R says:

    I only made one but followed religiously. Have hopes to pick & choose to do about 60 or so for wall hanging. It was great fun even just watching.

  365. swakins says:

    I hope to make this sampler, book pre-ordered. If I win I will share with a quilty friend.

  366. Karen H says:

    Have the blocks downloaded and have it on my to do list !!!

  367. Mary D says:

    Gosh I have several sampler quilts in the pipeline in various stages of completeness. Isn’t this just like a quilter? 🙂 I did sew some Splendid Sampler blocks and threw in a few substitutes. I will need to decide on a layout and soon this quilt will be on its way to completeness. I enjoyed the journey.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  368. Sandy says:

    I have loved every minute of the Splendid Sampler. I made EVERY SINGLE BLOCK and every bonus block. Ready to put them together now! Thank you Pat and Jane xx

  369. Kathleen Weddle says:

    I have started many samplers but I’ve never finished one!

  370. Kim T says:

    I have about 3/4 of the blocks done for the Splendid Sampler and working at completing the rest of the blocks. I didn’t keep up well, but still lots of fun. A big thank-you to Pat and Jane for leading us on this adventure! I have made several sampler quilts-one of my first was from the original Sampler Quilt book by Diana Leone…all pieced and appliqued and quilted by hand. And in very 70’s colors-harvest gold, brown, olive green, but I love the quilt and all I learned doing it by hand. Really makes me appreciate how quilts were made in the past, and the importance of using an accurate 1/4″.

  371. Kathie L says:

    I made a few of the splendid sampler blocks, but wasn’t faithful. I have made samplers with 12 inch blocks, which are more to my liking.

  372. Denice says:

    I enjoy samplers to build skills and keep things interesting.

  373. Cindy Pilkington says:

    I never made a sampler quilt, but this book makes me want to give it a try! Thanks for the chance to win!

  374. Marty Green says:

    I’ve always wanted to do a sampler and when my close friend and excellent quilter did this last yearI was intrigued but not ready to do it. As soon as she started Winter Solstice, I did too!
    Now can’t wait for May to start “Splendid”; she did all 100 and bonuses; I hope to do too!
    So addictive and fun!! Thank you Pat and Jane, Marty

  375. Jenny Clouse says:

    My favorite quilts are samplers! I love making them…..each block is different and it is awesome to see how it all goes togetber!

  376. Nancy says:

    I have made several sampler quilts…such a great way to learn new skills. Thanks for sharing the awesome giveaway!

  377. Michele says:

    I have made a couple of the sampler blocks, and look forward to making more!

  378. Polly Blank says:

    I managed to get about 75 blocks done. I loved the challenge.

  379. Renata says:

    I have made a sampler quilt. I look forward to making the blocks.

  380. Debbie says:

    I am making my very first Sampler quilt with the help of the Moda blockheads, and I couldn’t be more excited!

  381. Mary Ellen White says:

    I’m up to three blocks!!! I did follow along on the FB page and read many of the designers’ websites. Looking forward to ‘sewing the book”.

  382. Amanda Best says:

    Sampler quilts are my favorites to make. Last year I told myself not to start anything new, so I did not do any of the Splendid blocks, but I have been bummed about missing all the fun, so winning the book would be awesome! I am ready to start! Thanks for the chance!

  383. I made about 50 of the blocks but then life intervened…I saved the directions and can’t wait to finish. These two ladies are the BEST and you are lucky to represent them.

  384. Linda Hulen says:

    I have not made the Splendid Sampler quilt yet, but hope to. I have made a sampler quilt in the past.

  385. says:

    I have not started this sampler yet as I have two others to finish first but I cannot wait and I am not sure I have all the blocks so the book would be very much welcomed.

  386. I haven’t made a sampler before, but I’ve started sorting out the blocks that I’ve printed out for this one. I plan on retiring in a couple of months and hope to quilt the summer away this year! I think that to have the book would be a big help in picking all the colors, and would love to have it. Besides, once I get going, I’ll very likely end up wanting to make all the blocks available. 🙂

  387. Karen H. says:

    I have never made a sampler block quilt yet. I do have all of the Splendid Sampler blocks and bonus blocks saved in a special folder on my pc. I would love to win the book and some wonderful fabric. I was following Pat and Jane long before the splendid sampler project. Thank you for all you do and thank you Moda for the chance to win! I will be starting my splendid sampler quilt blocks very soon.

  388. Jackie Heath says:

    love sampler quilts. I had faithfully downloaded all 100 blocks while they were free. Also downloaded various pictures of each block. Then much to my horror my computer crashed unexpectedly with no warning. Lost everything on it. Went to redownload all the blocks and saw they were no longer available. 2 weeks before the crash. Needless to say, I have been heartsick. Wanted some of the blocks for my grandaughters sampler quilt. Would love to win . Thanks for the chance!!! You are a delight !

  389. Deb Ollanketo says:

    I looked forward to each new block, I have them printed and plan to get going on them this month. I sure enjoyed seeing all the different colors posted by others , thank you for being such an inspiration.

  390. Janice King says:

    Love doing samplers along with a group! Enjoying the variations of fabric choices and each of us sharing our likes and piecing tips makes the entire project more satisfying. So far, my stack of Splendid Sampler blocks are waiting to be finished and put together. Who knew paper piecing would be so challenging? Would love a copy of the book. Thanks so much.

  391. Jeanne says:

    I have done one sampler quilt as a store BOM. I did not like the setting they had the blocks in so I designed my own layout and used it as a learning experience to try different techniques and use my creative sense to see what looked good to me. The other store BOM was left undone as the store closed and left me without all the blocks to sew–very sad. I have been following the Splendid Sampler and have all the patterns saved but we are in transition at the moment and I cannot sew the blocks…….but my time is coming, soon.

  392. shirley marvin says:

    Have made several samplers but not yours -YET- have all the blosks and the “splendid sampler “is on the bucket list for this year. Need to finish my block exchange quilts….

  393. Barbara Montejo says:

    I’ve made 2 sampler quilts and I think this would be a great choice for number 3.

  394. Pam S says:

    I’ve made a sampler before, but not this one. This book would certainly inspire me to make another one! Thanks for the chance to win!

  395. Rhonda Best says:

    I’ve never made any Splendid Sampler blocks, or a sampler quilt, yet, but I intend to very soon.

  396. MariLynn Bergmark says:

    Yes, I have made several sampler quilts and have one “in progress” now. I generally prefer to put them “on point”, as I find that to be more eye appealing. I am current with the blocks for Pat’s Solstice Challenge and the Children’s Library blocks. I have currently made six Splendid Sampler blocks and two Bonus Blocks. I will need to book to get more of the SS blocks since they are no longer available to print out. Would love to be “a winner”!

  397. Amanda Adams says:

    I guess the closest “sampler” quilt I did was one of Pat Sloan’s block of the month quilts. I think it was called globetrotter. I have also worked on a 365 day quilt but it’s a work in progress.

  398. I have downloaded every single splendid sampler block and most every bonus block and I can’t wait to begin it. I’m currently working on 4 Sampler quilts & have the fabrics, etc for a couple of more.

  399. MoeWest says:

    I have made a sampler quilt before and I found it to be a great learning experience. I downloaded all of the Splendid Sampler blocks but haven’t had time to sew many of them yet.

  400. Teatime Creations says:

    I am partway through the Splendid Sampler. There are so many new techniques to learn in this sampler it has been a great experience.

  401. Chris says:

    I love the looks of Sampler quilts! I have never made one, but would like to try one soon!

  402. Jan Taylor says:

    I did not make any blocks. What I did was see how everyone else made their blocks and got inspiration. Now I am dying for the book release so I can start on my own Splendid Sampler. By the way.. I love the name you came up with. Is there anything more splendid than a sampler quilt?

  403. Buffy says:

    The first quilt that I ever made was a sampler quilt

  404. Darrell says:

    I have made a few of the pieced blocks but have yet to tackle any applique or embroidery blocks I just love sampler quilts and have been doing them for years. I love the blocks and the new skills that they teach. Thanks Pat and Jane .. dquilterguy48329 (at) prodigy (dot) net

  405. I have never made anything like this before… Never made a sampler quilt! I figure it’s a great way to learn as I go…. Each block will teach me something new and I will have fun along the way. And WOW! An amazing sampler quilt to be proud of at the end of it!! I would love to be entered in this brilliant give away

  406. Janette says:

    My first lap quilt was a sampler. I followed the Splenderettes and the gorgeous blocks from the start but didn’t get to making any myself. Am so glad that Pat and Jane are hosting round 2 with their new book. Hope to be sewing rather than just looking this time 🙂

  407. Margaret Finnimore says:

    I followed along with the Splendid Sampler quilt and I did manage to complete some of the blocks. Looking forward to the repeat of the sewalong so I can catch up again. The books looks great.

  408. Becky says:

    Never made any of the Splendid blocks or a quilt like this, hope to one day. The book looks
    absolutely wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  409. Cindy M says:

    Many years ago I began a sampler quilt. As my first project ever it was overwhelming! Had a friend finish it for me! Thanks for another chance to try!

  410. Karen says:

    My very first quilt, in 1976, was a sampler. All cut from cereal box templates – ugh. I have completed 64 of the Splendid Sampler blocks…and still going. I would love to have this book and the fabric, hooray!!

  411. Sherrie Morgan says:

    I would love to make some sampler quilts. I have not made any yet as I have been tied up in numeours projects already thus early in the year with baby boom in my family! Lovely quilts shown here!

  412. Nicole Garrett says:

    I would love to do a Sampler Quilt! And multiple sampler items. I’m a dabbler but would love to commit more of my free time (I have quite a bit of free time) to making blocks to turn into a quilt, table runner, possibly a block or 2 for a tote bag, etc.
    thank you!!

  413. Diane says:

    I love sampler quilts and have made many, so resisted starting Splendid Sampler when it started. Big regret now!!

  414. jrp53 says:

    I dutifully collected the Splendid Sampler blocks but have so many projects waiting that I decided to finish at least one of them before I start ANYTHING new. I’m just coming around to finishing the first one so hope to gather my pallet and begins soon. Hope to catch the second round of finishers of Splendid Samplers. Thanks so much for your generosity and encouragement!

  415. Linda Kay Collum says:

    I have not made any of the blocks in the Splendid Sampler. I want to jump into the pool with the new recruits! Have I ever done a sampler quilt? One of the first things that I did when I began quilting was participate in a quilt along with Little Bunny Quilts that had participants vote on which block to do next and then Alison would write us up a tutorial. I learned a lot and got addicted!

  416. Sabrina van-Ginkel says:

    I am about six of the blocks, but have not done anything with them yet.

  417. Wehaf says:

    I’ve never made a sampler quilt but I love them – they have such great visual interest.

  418. Mary O. says:

    I have not made any of the Splendid Sampler Blocks yet but so enjoyed seeing what others created. They have helped my decide what color combinations I love. I have not done any other samplers. I am in awe of all the the wonderful blocks.

  419. brenda seth says:

    I have just started the blocks…saved and printed them when they came out for future use. I love the size of the blocks and cant wait until i have enough made to play with a design for setting them. I have made sampler quilts in the past, but this one has more blocks than any I have done before. Thank you for the opportunity to win the book!!

  420. wannajava says:

    I enjoy samplers because you get to try out lots of different block. Have to finish some others projects before I start splendid. Thanks for giveaway.

  421. Pat Evans says:

    I did not participate in the Splendid Sampler project because I knew I couldn’t keep up and I don’t enjoy applique. I am working on Pat’s 180 Solstice Challenge.

  422. Elaine in North Texas says:

    I have not done any blocks yet but it is on my bucket list. Love the quilts.

  423. Judy Gibbons says:

    The honest answer to both your questions is no; however, I followed the progress religiously and printed out the first fifteen patterns!

  424. Abby says:

    I’ve not done any Splendid Sampler blocks but have done several others. I like the variety.

  425. Sheri Lalk says:

    I’ve made samplers before. I really love this one. I started but am really behind, need to get back to working on it. Just too many projects going at once.

  426. Amy L says:

    I have made two sampler quilts, and saved many of the Splendid Sampler blocks. I haven’t started them, and am now lured away by the Blockheads. But I will get to them after exploring the dark side.

  427. Yes one of my first quilts was a sampler quilt. rozz01 at cox dot net

  428. Leslie Wittenberg says:

    its my first sampler quilt and I loved,loved,loved making it. The variety of blocks was a winner

  429. Sue DeVito says:

    I love to watch the video talks and see what you’re working on. I’m just coming into quilting as I try to retire. Never made a quilt, let alone a sampler quilt. Started with smaller pieces several years ago, mainly table runners and huge table hot pads all for Christmas or birthday gifts for family and friends. But not really tackled anything difficult or complex with lots of pieces or applique yet. Haven’t yet ventured into any machine quilting designs other than just straight lines. Bought a new machine 2 years ago and have barely used it. Still love my trusty old Singer (1965 vintage) which I bought when I went off to college. Hand quilting is out because of arthritis in my hands, so I’m gathering up my courage to start using quilting templates and then to free-motion quilting. Have started to create space in my home by cleaning out my junk room so I don’t have to move everything when I have guests. Then all I will need is time as I haven’t quite retired not even 1/2.

  430. I have made several Splendid Sampler blocks; I have many more to do. It will be a process, but I have learned a lot; I think the Sampler quilt helped build my skills. I wasn’t confident before I started partcipating,

  431. Kim says:

    I have only made 10 of the Splendid Sampler blocks. This is my first sampler quilt and I love the variety of blocks and techniques.

  432. Laurie Weimar says:

    I have yet to start on my Splendid Sampler quilt. I made the first block to donate to a quilt for someone diagnosed with cancer (she is now in remission) and have followed along from the beginning, but life has not cooperated to allow me the time to work on the project. One of these days I’ll be able to get going on it! Now to accumulate the fabric that I want to make it with, as if I need more, lol. But, you can never have too much fabric, right?

  433. Cheryl Payne says:

    I have done a sampler but not the Splendid Sampler. In the process of redoing a house in Florida.
    Will get quilting when the house is finished!

  434. Karlene White says:

    Really want to do a sampler quilt. They look so fun but small blocks tend to intimidate me. Now that warmer weather is coming there is so much work to do outside on the farm, besides major barn repair. Piecing and quilting will have to wait till fall.

  435. Helencoriell says:

    My first quilt was a sampler I have no printer so I draw the block write the entire stra down am following along with weakly sew along have been wanting the book would love so much to be picked

  436. Anniek says:

    I never made a sampler, but I’d like to try it.

  437. Julie Dunn says:

    I am so glad you are going to do this sew along again with the book. I have started my blocks but not gotten very far. Maybe this will help me get moving again.

  438. Rita says:

    I’ve made one sampler quilt. I’m inspired to try some of the Splendid blocks!

  439. Kathy Cathcart says:

    I )over the sampler and all the different looks you can get just by changing up the Fabrics. I haven’t made it yet but I want to make it as a wedding gift for one of my daughters. Thanks so much for this opportunity to win this awesome book and fabrics!

  440. Janet Green says:

    I love samplers and have completed one of my samplers and I can’t wait to start again in May!!!!!

  441. Patty Galbraith says:

    I started following in Dec 2015 before the first block was released. I have all of the patterns saved. I have made about 30 blocks but medical stuff has had me moving at a snail’s pace. But I’m still going and I intend to complete the quilt. This has been so much fun.

  442. Deb says:

    Yes, i have made a sampler quilt…a row along. But I haven’t started on the Splendid Sampler. I should have done it when you first started!

  443. Kari says:

    I have done quite a few sampler quilts but haven’t started on the Splendid Sampler yet – it’s on my list, though!

  444. Carol Valencik says:

    I followed along but haven’t make any blocks yet. Looking forward to starting when I receive the book!

  445. EllenB says:

    I have made a few of the SS blocks as time allows. Not a fan of sampler quilts made with large blocks, but those with small blocks are so intriguing!

  446. Carole M says:

    Before the Splendid Sampler I made a sampler quilt, but I learned a few new techniques with the Splendid Sampler quilt. I really enjoyed working on it, and i’m in process of doing sashing and then borders..

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