As many of you know, Prairie Quilt has been practicing gratitude through generosity in 2018, and in January, we began the wonderful Women of the Bible Quilt Journey. For those of you who haven’t heard, the Women of the Bible quilt introduces several Biblical women and includes historical references and devotional reflection.
Sadly, this wonderful journey is now beginning to wind down. At Prairie Quilt, we have enjoyed reading about the Biblical women, making each of the blocks, and reading the testimonials from the many women participating in this journey all around the world. We have taken many moments to enjoy the beauty of so many uniquely and thoughtfully constructed blocks, and we look forward to seeing how they all come together when finished.
If you have not started the Women of the Bible Quilt Journey, or if you have fallen behind over the course of the year, take heart! This journey can always be continued whenever you have space in your life. These stories and patterns are timeless, just like the Good Book from which they come. We are confident each block will soothe your soul whenever you find the chance to begin the journey for yourself.
Now for some housekeeping as we wrap up the final portions of the journey:
The final two blocks, 39 and 40, will be released on October 15, 2018 at 10 AM CST and will expire at 11:59 PM CST on October 31, 2018.
Once the 40 blocks are finished you still have some work to do: five inch pinwheels, flying geese and four patches. The finished border of the quilt consists of three separate borders: the inner border, the checkerboard border and the outer border. On November 1, 2018 at 10 AM CST, we will release the instructions for the small blocks to fill in around the big ones, instructions on how to assemble all the blocks together, and instructions on the borders.
If you are enrolled in Prairie Quilt’s Women of the Bible Block Kits, we will have two different kits for you. One kit will contain what you need for the filler blocks, and the other kit will contain what you need for the three borders. The cost for the Women of the Bible Filler Blocks Kit will be $54.99, and the cost for the Women of the Bible Borders Kit will be $99. Please note, as we sell out of kits, more can be made, though fabric substitutions may be necessary. Shipping charges apply.
The journey is winding down, but in the words of Yogi Berra, it ain’t over ‘til it’s over!
On December 1, 2018, beginning at 1 PM CST, we will host a Women of the Bible Quilt Reveal Party at Prairie Quilt! EVERYONE is invited - worldwide - as we will be sharing the event via Facebook Live, and there is no cost to attend. If by the time of the party you have finished your quilt top, we invite you to bring it for the reveal! We are just as excited to see your finished quilt tops as we are to reveal them to everyone at the party and to everyone watching around the world.
If you cannot make it to the shop physically for the Reveal Party, due to distance or another conflict, there’s no need to feel left out! Just send us a picture of your quilt top, and we will share it on a rotational slide on our big screen during the event, and be sure to tune in to our Facebook Live, so you can join in on all of the fun!
What if I don’t have my quilt top finished by the time of the party?
Don’t worry! You are welcome to attend even if you have not completed a single block. However, it is important to note that space will be limited, so you may want to arrive a bit early to ensure you have a seat.
The Women of the Bible Quilt Journey will end with a BANG!
On December 1, 2018, the day of the Women of the Bible Quilt Reveal Party, from 12:01 AM CST to 11:59 PM CST, we are offering 25% off of one cut of fabric in-store and online! To redeem the discount online, type the code “REVEAL PARTY” in the “Special Instructions & Comments” box. (Note: Your discount will not be applied until after you have submitted your order.)
We would love the honor of quilting your Women of the Bible quilt, and we would like to offer you a special discount! Bring us your Women of the Bible quilt for quilting November 1, 2018 through
April 1, 2019 and receive 15% off quilting! Please note quilting will be done in a first come, first served order. Completion is not guaranteed by the December 1 Reveal Party.
I didn’t even know about this journey until recently…
It’s not too late to start the Women of the Bible Quilt Journey! We are fortunate to be able to provide you with two opportunities to purchase the patterns. The first option is the Women of the Bible Pattern Bundle, which comes with all of the patterns and finishing instructions in form of a preprinted booklet and includes two Women of the Bible wearable participant buttons - all for $49.99. The second option is the Women of the Bible CD, which contains all of the patterns and finishing instructions in a digital format - for $19.99. Both of these options will be available beginning November 1, 2018.
Thank you for making this journey a success!
Thank you so much for joining us on the Women of the Bible Quilt Journey. This process could never have become the success it has been without each and every one of the women who participated this year, so thank YOU! We hope you have enjoyed the process as much as we have!