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The 2021 Quiltmas Spectacular

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To paraphrase Buddy the Elf, “The best way to spread Quiltmas cheer is quilting loud for all to hear." And while we may have just shared our last of the daily blocks for Quiltmas 2021, that just means that now we have time to catch up on our Quiltmas quilting!

Not familiar with Quiltmas? It’s a fun kickoff to the holiday season, like a shortened advent calendar, where every day from December 1st through the 12th a new festive quilt block is delivered to your inbox. And the best part is that each block is designed by a different designer (aka Quiltmas Elf) so there’s a mix of styles, techniques, and skills.

This is the third year of Quiltmas and the second year we’ve teamed up with Art Gallery Fabrics: every year Quiltmas just gets better! I'm always blown away by the creativity of the team of Quiltmas Elves and their festive spirit is impossible to resist, even for the Grinch-iest of us. To make this joyful start to the holiday season even better is this year we got to work with the darling prints from the Cozy & Magical holiday fabric collection by Maureen Cracknell. I’ve loved seeing the 12 block patterns come to life with these fabrics: from the mustard golds and the deep navys, to the bright peppermint red prints and the just oh-so-darling snowy scene prints, they’re definitely magical!

On that note, let’s all spread some Quiltmas cheer and give a round of applause to the 2021 Quiltmas team (and share their darling makes)!

On the first day of Quiltmas and Quilt Elf Fran @cottonandjoy brought to us a whimsical block, Nordic Gnome:

Quiltmas-gnome-fran-01Image courtesy of Cotton + Joy

On the second day of Quiltmas and Quilt Elf Shannon @shannonfraserdesigns brought to us a delightful block, Christmas Angel: 

ShannonFraserDesigns.Quiltmas2021-30 (1)Image courtesy of Shannon Fraser Designs

On the third day of Quiltmas and Quilt Elf Ben @benmillett brought to us a heartfelt block, I Gave You My Heart:

I Gave You - Ben photoImage courtesy of Ben Millett

On the fourth day of Quiltmas and Quilt Elf Julie @runningstitchquilts brought to us a sweet block, Peppermint Twist:

Peppermint Twist_Running Stitch QuiltsImage courtesy of Running Stitch Quilts

On the fifth day of Quiltmas and Quilt Elf Tiffany @villageboundquilts brought to us an enchanting block, Snowflake Star:

SnowflakeStar_Instagram-VBQ.jpgImage courtesy of Village Bound Quilts

On the sixth day of Quiltmas and Quilt Elf Wendy @the.weekendquilter brought to us a jolly block, Frosty Days:

The Weekend Quilter_Quiltmas2021_Frosty Days3Image courtesy of The Weekend Quilter

On the seventh day of Quiltmas and Quilt Elf Laurel @porcupinesews_threads brought to us a cheery block, Smitten with Mittens:

Smitten with mittens- laurelImage courtesy of PorcupineSews Threads

On the eighth day of Quiltmas and Quilt Elf Claire @madejustsew brought to us a festive block, Spruce:

Spruce - Made Just SewImage courtesy of Made Just Sew

On the ninth day of Quiltmas and Quilt Elf Christine @tessellate_textiles brought to us a scrumptious block, Cocoa and Quilt:

Cocoa_and_Quilt_TessellateImage courtesy of Tessellate Textiles

On the tenth day of Quiltmas and Quilt Elf Erin @mija.handmade brought to us a joyful block, Lutz Go:

Lutz Go - Mija photoImage courtesy of Mija Handmade

On the eleventh day of Quiltmas and Quilt Elf Lynett @lynsavenue brought to us a lovely block, All The Goodies:

All the Goodies_Quiltmas_LynsAvenue_01Image courtesy of LynsAvenue

On the twelfth day of Quiltmas and Quilt Elf Amanda @broadclothstudio brought to us an adorable block, Snowy Day Hat:

Broadcloth Studio - Snowy Day Hat Quilt BlockImage courtesy of Broadcloth Studio

Whether you’ve already made one, or some, or are just now hearing about Quiltmas for the first time, on behalf of all the Quiltmas Elves, we hope you enjoy them! If you haven’t yet signed up for Quiltmas, there is still time to get all the 12” quilt blocks: you can sign up for them here. Just make sure you download them by the end of day December 31, 2021, as that’s when we close our workshops for the year and the patterns are taken down (often to be turned into a full-size quilt pattern by the Elves).

And to continue spreading the cheer, CLICK HERE for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of the scrumptious Cozy & Magical fabric collection by Maureen Cracknell! The giveaway ends December 20, 2021, and the winner will be emailed by AGF and announced right here on the blog. And as a little bonus, if you already signed up for the Quiltmas Spectacular emails, you're automatically entered in the giveaway, so by signing up above, you'll get two entries! 

Please reply within 7 days to claim your prize (check your email by December 27!) If we don’t receive a reply, we will have to choose another winner as we’d like to be fair with all participants, and pass the opportunity to another contestant. Thank you! 


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Good luck!