A Community Sampler Giveaway - Week #1

Community Sampler Giveaway - Week #1

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Each Friday, throughout the Community Sampler sew-along, which Maureen Cracknell and I are co-hosting, will be a Giveaway Friday. We've coordinated special giveaway prizes with our amazing participating sponsors for each and every week! If you've happened to miss the first Community Sampler posts, take a look back from the first post Sneak Peek at the 2018 Sew Along to get caught up to the present. Feel free to start sewing with us at anytime--it's never too late to join in, and it's free! 

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The Community Sampler Sponsors

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Lady Belle Fabric  Omnigrid   Aurifil Thread  Art Gallery Fabrics 

Hobbs Batting  Dritz  Fat Quarter Shop  Bloc-Loc

Today Maureen and I are kicking off our weekly Community Sampler Giveaway with a prize from the two of us!!!

That's right, this week we're offering the winner a 12-piece Community Garden curated bundle including six gorgeous prints from my Bountiful, Tapestry, and Sketchbook collections for Art Gallery Fabrics. These prints mix perfectly with coordinating prints from Maureen's beautiful new Love Story collection and a favorite from Nightfall also from Art Gallery Fabrics. This bundle will include a fat quarter cut of each of the 12 prints that you see here. 

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This bundle is also available exclusively at Needle in a Fabric Stash! See their online shop for more information and orders will get a bonus fat quarter free to make a baker's (or gardener's) dozen. Plus, don't forget to shop their huge selection of Art Gallery Fabrics and check out the Sharon Holland Sampler bundle with free shipping!


Here's how: Since Maureen and I are taking turns hosting the Community Sampler Giveaway Fridays, this week I'm sending you to Maureen Cracknell's blog to enter!

A BIG thanks to all of you who are joining the 2018 Community Sampler sew-along and to those who enter our Giveaway!  

♡ Sharon

Week #13 SBS Giveaway

Week #13 SBS Giveaway


Each Friday, throughout the Sewcial Bee Sampler sew-along community event that Maureen Cracknell and I are hosting together, we've lined up a new, special Giveaway with one of our amazing, participating sponsors! If you happened to miss the launch of our Sewcial Bee Sampler you can follow this link for all the info and can join us anytime - it's never too late to jump in!

Aurifil        Circa 15        The Intrepid Thread        Fat Quarter Shop        Omnigrid        Llama Fabrics        Color Girl       Lady Belle Fabric        Needle in a Fabric Stash        Dritz        Knotted Thread      Needle and Foot        Stash Builder Box      Hobbs Batting

Today's featured Sewcial Bee sponsor is Needle in a Fabric Stash!

Our sponsor Needle in a Fabric Stash is located in Temecula CA and owner, Sue Stone carries bright, fun, trendy, modern fabrics. Featured fabrics include Art Gallery, Free Spirit, Westminster, Michael Miller, Dear Stella, Timeless Treasure, Riley Blake, Cotton and Steel and more!

Shop  *  Instagram  *  Facebook  *  Blog   We hope you enjoy visiting Needle in a Fabric Stash!

For this week's Sewcial Bee Giveaway, Needle in a Fabric Stash is offering one lucky commenter a complete Fat Eighth bundle of my Bountiful collection for Art Gallery Fabrics, including all TWENTY beautiful quilting cottons that make up my newest collection! You can find this collection available in the Needle in a Fabric Stash HERE!

How to Enter:

Maureen and I have been taking turns hosting Sewcial Bee Giveaway Fridays but due to some scheduling conflicts, I've hosted the past two Friday's so now I'm sending you to Maureen's blog at Maureen Cracknell Handmade this week and the next! Don't worry, we'll remind you each week which blog the giveaway will be on :)

A BIG thanks to all of you who are joining the Sewcial Bee Sampler sew-along and to those who enter our Giveaway!  ♡ Sharon

The Start of Something Sewcial

Today I'm so excited to share some BIG news! Whether you're a first-time quilter, a beginner, or a quilter extraordinaire my friend and fellow AGF design sister Maureen Cracknell and I are thrilled to announce and welcome ALL to join our very first co-hosted community event, the Sewcial Bee Sampler Sew-Along!

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Beginning this Wednesday, February 1st and continuing through July, Maureen and I will be releasing a new PDF block pattern on our blogs every Wednesday (Block of the Week). We'll share pictures of our own finished block along with inspiration and tips and tricks to make piecing more enjoyable. The Sewcial Bee Sampler introduction PDF, available on Wednesday, includes a coloring sheet to help you plan out your fabrics plus a fabric supply list. The twenty-five fully tested PDF patterns have step-by-step illustrations for each week’s block plus detailed assembly instructions for a beautiful finish! You'll be getting the first block pattern on Wednesday!

I'm planning to use prints from my upcoming Art Gallery Fabrics fabric collection--Bountiful (available this March) together with Pure Element solids for the block framing and sashing. Maureen will be making her sampler quilt using prints from all of her Art Gallery Fabrics fabric collections and combining them with linen and denim for the frames and sashes. Feel free to use fabrics from your stash or maybe it's time for a little trip to your local fabric shop for some new inspiration! A sampler quilt is a great opportunity to use many different fabrics. Here's a virtual look at the blocks and sampler quilt so you can get started thinking about the look of your quilt.

The Sewcial Bee Sampler is made up of twenty-five 12" blocks with added sashing to create a finished quilt measuring 72" x 72". Once all of the block patterns are released at the end of July, we'll share the assembly instructions, followed by a big quilt top reveal day the first Wednesday in August!

To add to the fun, we've joined forces with wonderful sponsors to offer new, amazing giveaway prizes each Friday both on our blogs and on our Instagrams throughout the sew-along! More information about the giveaways in future posts.



Maureen Cracknell

Fat Quarter Shop

Sharon Holland

The Intrepid Thread


Llama Fabrics

Lady Belle Fabric

Needle in a Fabric Stash

Color Girl Quilts


Knotted Thread


Join Us

Half the fun of a sew-along is getting to connect with other makers. We invite you to join in as much as you are able to! Each week you're welcome to share links to our Sewcial Bee Sampler blog posts within the comments so we can visit each other.

On Instagram you can find me at Sharon Holland Designs and Maureen at Maureen Cracknell where we'll be using the hashtag #SewcialBeeSampler to create a community, stay connected, entry giveaways, and share our progress. Of course Maureen and I love it when you tag us so we don't miss a single thing!

So what do you say, will you join us in making a Sewcial Bee Sampler? We hope you will! You don't need to do anything official to join, just let us know in the comments that you plan to! We also created this cute badge for you to share on Instagram, if you'd like!


And here's a button if you'd like to add one to your blog. Simply click to download the badge and button.

We hope you join in the fun and I can’t wait to spend the next several months creating with you!