Announcing Jen Kingwell's Golden Days Quilt and Template of the Month Program


Piece by Piece Fabrics is one of the limited shops participating in Australian designer Jen Kingwell’s exclusive 2018 Template of the Month Program.  This lovely scrappy sampler has the same charm as Jen’s other quilts and includes both piecing and applique blocks.  It is a generous 84 x 84 (approximately).

Each month for 12 months, participants will receive a set of acrylic templates that can be used for rotary cutting or tracing.  And the months that contain applique work will include heat resistant mylar templates for tracing or pressing fabric around.  Also included will be an assortment of 12 – 20 fat sixteenths and/or fat eighths and quarters used in our store quilt.  This means each sewist will receive hundreds of prints! 

Our version of Delilah contained 230 fabrics and Golden Days will have something similar in number.  Our version will not be exactly like Jen’s but we plan to mimic her palette to some extent.  This will include fabrics by Jen Kingwell of course, some from her most recent lines of Circulus and Beach Road.  The rest of the fabrics are curated from modern collections reflecting the Piece by Piece style including designers such as Zen Chic, Amy Ellis, Carolyn Friedlander, Tula Pink, Basic Grey, Kathy Doughty, Valorie Wells, Kate Spain, Cotton + Steel, and many more too numerous to list.

This quilt is suitable for machine or hand sewing or a combination of the two techniques.  By using templates, complex designs are possible that would be unachievable with strip piecing.  The acrylic templates are drilled at the pivot points for marking the 1/4" seam allowances for hand construction.  These landmarks have been engineered to aid in the assembly of accurate machine pieced blocks as well.  The applique blocks can be made by several methods of construction and we will also include tips on these techniques.

Registrants commit to a full year’s participation and credit cards will be charged monthly.  The monthly fee for fabric and templates and tips gleaned from our construction is $41.99.  Shipping will be available for an additional charge and can be sent monthly or bi-monthly or quarterly.  If you choose to pay for the entire program at the beginning, a 5% discount will be given.

Contact the store to register and join in.  Registration will remain open until all spots are filled.  The Program begins April 15, 2018 and runs through March 15, 2019. Please join us in celebrating Golden Days!