Christmas Town Sampler—A Collaboration Among Friends

My good friend Denise  (justquiltin) who I met online many years ago has a habit of twisting my arm.  I’ll have to admit that she usually doesn’t have to twist too hard to get what she wants.  How can I refuse her?  She’s a great friend and she really has great ideas.  I met Denise & Susan (Patchkat) through internet quilt block swaps.   Somewhere in that time frame, I met Judy in an online group.  We’ve chatted online for a long time and we’ve gotten together in different locations in Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana for quilting retreats.So….what is this collaboration?  Denise has come up with the idea of a part BOM /part Mystery/part Blog-Hop Christmas in July Sampler.  I don’t know about you, but this sounds like fun to me!  We may have too much fun doing this!

Christmas Town Sampler

Denise has designed the border of the quilt.  Susan, Judy, and I will design the center blocks.  Denise is letting you see what the border looks like so you can get a feel for the project….or should I call it an “adventure”?

Denise will post the general information on her blog in June and the final instructions in November.  The patterns will be posted on our blogs during the months of July, August, September, and October.  You will have to visit each of us during those months in order to collect all the patterns.

All pattern files will be in pdf only.

I am excited about our project and I’m honored to work with 3 of my most  “favorite-est”  people!

The patterns will be available for a limited time only.  Each designer will determine the length of time “her” blocks are available.

Join us for some fine, quilty, fun!!!

July Block:
Louisiana Christmas Love Dove

August Block:               Poinsettia

September “HoHo Kitty”

October “Thru the Window”

Here’s a spreadsheet to help you keep up with the patterns you’ve collected.  You’ll need to fill in the names of blocks where there are question marks.

 


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55 Comments

  1. me35

     /  January 16, 2012

    Yup, doing it !!! Thanks ladies – great idea!

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  2. Bonnie Forsee

     /  January 16, 2012

    I have already fell in love just looking at the border–I know it will be awesome–count me in–looks like fun

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  3. Sounds like my kinda project, Christmas and a mystery, whohoo count me in. Patticake

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  4. Zelda Martin

     /  January 16, 2012

    Count me in.

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  5. Maureen

     /  January 16, 2012

    Oh, this does sound exciting! Another project? What the heck, why not!
    Maureen

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  6. Jean

     /  January 16, 2012

    Count me in!! Should we start collecting blues, purples, golds, etc.? Thank you all so much for giving us something new to look forward to.
    Jean

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  7. viola yoder

     /  January 16, 2012

    I want to join in.It look like lot’s of fun.

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  8. Seems interesting this proposal, so they have me,… that fabric colors we must look for? (personal e-mail address removed)

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  9. Shirley Staerkel

     /  January 16, 2012

    Looks fun! What colors should we start colecting?

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  10. It is seen that all three have had a brilliant idea!
    I like! Try to join to enjoy! A hug!

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  11. Jackie

     /  January 16, 2012

    I love the border and will have to jump in and join. I’ve never done anything like this so I hope it’s not too difficult.

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  12. Greet

     /  January 16, 2012

    Great idea, love this border, looking forward to watch the mystery unravel.

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  13. venita

     /  January 16, 2012

    Have it on my calendar. Will your blog tell us when it is posted and where the other bloggers are? Thank you. venita

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  14. Belinda

     /  January 16, 2012

    This sounds like fun! Can’t wait to get started. Belinda

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  15. Vanessa Spencer

     /  January 18, 2012

    Looks great hope I can get a bit more quilting in this year.

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  16. estare atenta a sus publicaciones
    besosssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

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  17. Michele-Marie

     /  January 22, 2012

    Hope I can keep up :-)
    The border is beautiful and really stands out. It will be lovely to see the end result later in the year.
    lol, Michele-Marie

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  18. How do we get to Judy’s site?I know Susans,Denises and sheryls. This looks like a fun challenge. I really like the border,can’t wait to see it filed up. Thanks again

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  19. DebJ

     /  January 23, 2012

    I have bookmarked Susan’s & Denise’s websites but have not been able to get Judy’s to load completly. However, I really want to do this too. The border is darling, looks challenging too.

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  20. Barbara Hawkins

     /  January 23, 2012

    What a creative idea! You have my interest peaked!

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  21. Barbara Green

     /  January 27, 2012

    I want to join in on the fun. Plus would like to meet you gals when you are in Arkansas again.

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  22. Liz

     /  January 28, 2012

    Hi Everyone,

    I am so entriged by the christmas quilt and can’t wait to start.

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  23. Ava

     /  February 5, 2012

    This Christmas quilt sounds like so much fun. I would love to join.

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  24. melodylamour

     /  February 7, 2012

    I can barely wait Sheryl. If you have a part in it, I want in for sure :-)

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  25. What a creative idea,I want to join in.

    Greetings from Germany
    Anette

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  26. I’m a Christmas Lover, each year I begin a snowman quilt or wall hanging in a country theme. I’m looking forward to doing this quilt. I found your site in January 2012 & missed out on a great quilt. Thanks for the inspiration to keep on doing what I love.

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  27. Very nice idea. Like to follow this blog. :D
    Best wishes, Erika

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  28. Marie

     /  February 21, 2012

    Je veux bien aussi participer à ce bom.
    Je trouve l’idée superbe.
    merci pour ce partage.
    Amicalement
    Marie

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  29. Christine

     /  February 24, 2012

    Its great idee, so i like to make this quilt.
    Christine from the netherlands

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  30. It takes me awhile to get around to finding all the great quilting blogs. A friend gave me this link. I’m going to put this in my favourites and make up this quilt. I need 6 more Christmas quilts for my family members and this will definitely be one of them. Thank you.

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  31. Sheryl-I have been loving the Garden Party BOM! I am a bit behind, but still working on it. Now I see you and others are doing this wonderful new one! Thanks you so much! This looks to be as great as the Garden Party! Thank you for sharing your lovely designs.
    Mary

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  32. Pauline

     /  April 29, 2012

    I will be joining this group. Trying to figure out a way to trigger my brain to remember to enter the 4 blogs for the patterns!

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  33. I just down loaded the yardage for this quilt, I can’t wait for the fun to begin. I just hope I can find the patterns. I don’t blog hop. This will be the first time.

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  34. patchworkmensual@hotmail.com

     /  June 17, 2012

    Me gustaria participar
    Saludos

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  35. Nance

     /  July 2, 2012

    This is almost as hard a wait as christmas eve was when I was a kid

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  36. cathy jones

     /  July 7, 2012

    would love to do Xmas block, but for some reason, my computer does not like your downloads. Says domain blocked.

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    • Cathy Jones

       /  July 13, 2012

      Thank you so much for posting where I can get it, look forward to doing this, thanks again!

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  37. Effie Ducote

     /  July 9, 2012

    OK I will try. Lots of other projects on the fire but I will add one more. Thanks

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  38. Donna Hurley

     /  July 26, 2012

    Love the block — I’m going to try and do this one. Thanks

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  39. I’m a little behind I made only 2 house blocks cuz I have to work & then play when I get a chance. This is going to be so cute when it’s finished.

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  40. Lovely block.This going to be awesome!

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  41. Anita

     /  September 1, 2012

    Thanks for the great block! I cannot believe people actually complain about not being able to find things!

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  42. Regina

     /  September 1, 2012

    Sheryl I’m partial to kitties and this one is just so precious ! Thank you !

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  43. Liz Harper

     /  September 2, 2012

    count me in as well. what an excellent block.

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  44. Liz

     /  September 2, 2012

    Thanks for the spreadsheet

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  45. Cathy Jones

     /  September 4, 2012

    This my first bom that I did and I am really enjoying it. Thank you so much for doing this!

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  46. Gail Branner

     /  September 5, 2012

    Thanks for the spreadsheet! I didn’t realized I had missed out on a couple blocks until I cross referenced. Definitely sending you a LDH (long Distance Hug) from me.

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  47. shirley

     /  September 23, 2012

    is denise not putting a block up for sept? i find no mention of CTS on her site this month. is it someplace else?

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    • Donna

       /  October 7, 2012

      Sorry I read your e mail wrong. Denise does have a September block. Look under block of the monthe projects on her site and it is way at the end of the CTS notes. Happy quilting! this is a great project!

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  48. Rebecca in SoCal

     /  October 7, 2012

    Clicking on “Through the Window” brings up only a jpg…can’t find the pdf file for October.

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  49. Judy Beckwith

     /  October 7, 2012

    I cannot download the pattern for this months Christmas block. I only get the picture of the block. Is there an error?

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  50. Ruthie Peterburg

     /  October 11, 2012

    Thank you Sheryl, what a blast collecting all these gorgeous blocks. Now to get to the sewing part – LOL.
    Warm hugs,
    Ruthie

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  51. Joanne Maner

     /  November 7, 2012

    Thank you so much for the great blocks to this wonderful quilt.

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  52. HelenP

     /  November 8, 2012

    Sheryl, Denise, Susan, Judy,
    just want to say Thanks to you for taking time to design such a beautiful quilt, and for sharing it with everyone else. I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.
    Helen

    Reply
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