Tuesday, May 26, 2020

May 2020 Quilty Box Gift-Away!

There is less than a week of May left!

My how time flies when -

You don’t know or care what day it is, what time it is, what month it is – and your week has just been short-sheeted by a 3 day holiday weekend!

My box arrived a few days ago and I have had time to unpack it, unbundle the gorgeous fabrics, and peruse the Bundles of Inspiration Magazine andn all of its wonderful projects and get to know a bit more about this month’s designer – Dale Allen-Rowse: The Quilting Cowboy!

Learn all about Dale in his article inside of Bundles of Inspiration.

I was intrigued at how Dale’s quilting life started out while he was touring as a ballet dancer with a ballet company.

It takes a lot of work , dedication, sweat and tears to perform ballet as a career choice.  I can only bet that Dale gives the same amount of dedication to his quilting life.

I don’t design fabric myself – so I am always interested in the back story of what inspires fabric design.  I love color and texture – prefer geometrics and more masculine prints (plaids stripes, dots, fun textures) to girly florals so his fabric line “Pottery” is right up my alley.

Besides – I’m a mother of sons – girly girl quilts and pastels have rarely given me goosebumps, but wait til you see what is in this box!

Dale’s fabric line with Windham – Pottery.


The fabric is perfect for use in Dale’s feature quilt -

Cross Play.

Also included in this month’s Quilty Box

SewTites Dots 3 pack - SewTites are magnetic sewing pins, so you can still pin thicker materials. Use it to pin leather, cork or pockets on bags. Just align the pieces together, snap them together and start sewing without having pin holes. They are also great for wool applique, holding your pieces in place without pins while you stitch.

Quilting Cowboy 4’’ x 8’’ acrylic ruler – a needful tool while making your own Cross Play quilt.

Wonderfil Thread

Gold Eye Milliner’s Needles.

Paper Pieces pattern for Shattered Star

(English Paper Piecing templates and papers sold separately)

Crocker Baby Quilt Pattern by Jeni Baker

Start with a charm pack and add some yardage and in no time you’ll have an adorable 38’’ x 38’’ baby quilt, wall hanging. table topper.

I have been thrilled with each Quilty Box that finds its way to my mail box.  I love that it has introduced me to designers I was unaware of, getting me out of my own design box, seeing something new, finding inspiration and kick-starting my own creativity with new products and patterns.

What is a Quilty Box?

Here are some highlights to keep in mind:
  • Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box of fun quilting supplies. We offer plans from $44-48/mo.
  • 5% of the profits of multi-month subscriptions are donated to Quilts for Kids - a non-profit which donates quilts for children in need
  • Each month we have 4 or more products (fabric, patterns, thread, or notions)
  • Our retail value of the products in the box is always more than $60
  • We will be using the hashtags #QuiltyBox and #GetQuilty

Get your entry in below!

We will draw for our winner Sunday Morning - May 31, 2020!

I enjoyed a lovely easy breezy Memorial Day weekend.  We cooked wonderful meals, enjoyed some movies via Netflix, played in the yard with Zoey, took naps, sewed a lot!

Even Zoey Jo helped!

I know the rest of the week will be a scramble.  These Tuesdays after a long holiday weekend I have always called ‘Monday Tuesdays’ because it’s the work of two days rolled into one and the entire week ends up feeling a bit short-sheeted.

We will get through it!

I hope you also enjoyed your long holiday weekend and were able to wiggle some stitching time in there amidst whatever other activities filled your days.

And last but not least:

You’ll find the pattern for Courthouse Square under the Digital Patterns category of the Quiltville Store.

And remember – ALL DIGITAL PATTERNS are 25% off using coupon code DIGITAL25 at purchase.  Code MUST be used to receive discount.  No refunds if you happen to forget.

This sale is good through the month of May.

I have placed my stock of the Addicted to Scraps book on deep deep discount at just $15.99 (regularly $27.95) and it comes with a free PDF pattern download for my Wanderlust Table Runner.

If you've been waiting for this book - now is the time. Put your stash to good use while you retreat away at home. 

Virginia is on “Shelter at Home” until June 10th, so hurry!

You'll find it in the 
Quiltville Store along with other goodies you may want to add to your cart - check the NEW category to see what else we've added.

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Even the rain brings its own beauty.

It's hard to embrace the storms of your life, but without the storms nothing grows.

Why am I posting this?  Because – sigh – it’s raining again.  Just a gentle sprinkle so far, but it is supposed to continue all day.

And that’s okay! 

Have a lovely Monday Tuesday, everyone!


  1. Monday Tuesday sounds like the long yellow red light we sometimes get stuck at on the road. LOL! Good morning, Bonnie. Thanks as always for starting my day off with a smile.

  2. There's that sweet Zoey on the quilt blocks again! Life is all about them.

  3. Sharing a little eye candy with us this morning, eh?

  4. I love Dale. I follow him on FB and he is a hoot in his videos. Love the fabric line. It was a restful weekend here also. A few thunderstorms popped up but were mostly gone as fast as they came. Have a great rest of the week! pam

  5. oooh delish fabric line indeed! and even in the nonquilty work world, tuesdays were doubly busy after monday holidays....

  6. Those fabrics would make some great masks for some guys I care about.

    I SEW because I CARE.

  7. Love the fabric from the Quilty Box...going to have find where to buy it!!

  8. Bonnie, I just love your posts and have so enjoyed taking walks with you and Zoey, laughing at her antics in the sewing room ( a ruse to get you to go out and play) and I am so thankful that you listened to your "gut" feeling and went to go get her form the shelter. No one should have Zoey but you and your husband!! I am such a mother, so I am going to give you a few thoughts about your sheltering in place in this season of your life. I think that I notice a different side of you as the weeks have gone by. It is as though the rainy days, cold mornings and the forthcoming sunshine have soothed your soul, giving you time to enjoy those"home" things that you love. Sewing in a quiet space, seeing the lilacs bloom, watching the creeks rise, eating a dinner with your husband by your side, and enjoying becoming the best friend of Zoey. I know you want to restore your teaching travels and of course your beautiful Inn, but I just wonder if you and all of us really, have not been given a rare and wonderful blessing in the midst of so much sadness and death. Perhaps we will one day see more blessings we were given during this time. Please continue to take care and continue to breathe, for you will one day be out and about giving your all to the people who love you.

  9. Hi Bonnie, well hopefully since it hasn't rained for a day or two and the streams have gone down a bit maybe that will help out with the flooding situation. Prayers for all of that. Hugs to your little four legged friends. Jean

  10. I absolutely love this fabric! I have a baby quilt to make and this is perfect for the little boy on the way! Thank you for your daily blog and making my day brighter!

  11. We'll take your rain! Send it on up here to New Brunswick. ..where 17 days ago we got 35 cm of snow and now drought with several out of control wildfires. ....at least we are rockin the Covid crisis 😂😐 weird ,isn't it. Was wondering if you could tell me what the block name is in the quilt you have your quote on for this post. Thanks Bonnie 😊

  12. It's funny - you've shown the shoo fly blocks many times in various stages of progress, and even given the measurements, but it wasn't until I saw the picture with Zoey that I realized how small they were! What adorable little blocks!

  13. Really love the Pottery fabric!

  14. Such a beautiful story! Thank you

  15. We have been pretty dry but had a couple showers and the garden just started to explode with growing plants and veggies!

  16. Thanks for a chance to win....but I've just got to say...that Quilting Cowboy oughta button up his shirt....some of us old quilting chicks can't take too much stimulation! :)

  17. Have a great day. Nice info about the Quilting Cowboy :) :) Zoey is a ham for the camera

  18. Oh My Goodness! That fabric in Dale's Pottery line is just wonderful! I, too like geometrics, dots, plaids and textures, so I'm going to be looking for his fabrics! And Zoey, what a blessing for both her and you and your husband, she fits in perfectly with your lifestyle, and the way she poses for pictures is absolutely so cute! She gives me smiles every time I see her.

  19. Like you Bonnie I like the more masculine fabric. I gave 4 sins, 7 grandsons, 2 brothers, and many nephews. Always looking for geometric and warmer colors for their quilts. Thanks for all you do. Our guild started a charm challenge and encouraged members to cut up theirs scraps into useable pieces, thanks to your guidance I was ahead of the game.


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