The world’s most fabulous gems have often been owned by the world’s most intriguing, eccentric, and outrageous people. Join me for a wild ride through the world of famous gems in my 2022 Block of the Month program for individual quiltmakers — Diamonds & Drama Queens. Throughout this adventure (which starts January 2022 and will continue through December 2022) I’ll share monthly patterns inspired by these gorgeous gems, as well as stories about their history and owners. Some are stories of great love, others tell of intrigue and treachery, while others reveal lives of loss and sadness. Regardless, I hope you’ll learn a great deal and enjoy the journey!
When you join this community of gem-lovers (year subscription: $95 USD) you’ll have access to the following:
- Block Patterns — On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, I’ll send you a link to a downloadable block pattern (in PDF format) inspired by a famous jewel owned by some of the most intriguing, eccentric, and outrageous figures in history. The patterns are available in 6″, 9″, 12″ and 18″ sizes. Once you receive the first link to the pattern, you’ll have access to all the previous patterns as well. You can download each pattern and print them onto sheets of freezer paper that you can make yourself OR purchase in pre-cut packages available through C&T Publishing.
- Technique — This isn’t foundation paper piecing! This is traditional piecing using freezer paper as your templates. If you can sew 2 pieces of fabric together with a quarter-inch seam allowance, YOU CAN DO THIS! You’ll also have access to 6 short instructional videos if you are new to this technique.
- Video About the Gem & Its Owners — I’ll create a video each month full of images and stories about the gem and its owners, as well as tips and techniques for putting the block together.
- Regular Zoom Meetings to Come Together as a Community — On the 2nd Wednesday of each month (the same day that the pattern is released), you can join me at either 10 AM Eastern or 9 PM Eastern for the LIVE Zoom pattern presentation. (One of these meetings will be recorded so if you can’t join us live, you can watch it at your convenience). We’ll also be able to meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month (at 10 AM Eastern and 9 PM Eastern) for a mid-month meet-up. This gives us the chance to show our progress and celebrate one another’s successes.
- One Annual Subscription Price — The subscription rate for Diamonds & Drama Queens Block of the Month program is $95 USD.