Pieces of My Life Sew Along


My Pieces of My Life sew along event is following suit with my previous events names.  Pieces From the Past, Pieces of the Santa Fe Trail and Pieces in the Garden… and now, Pieces of My Life.  It is a sew along that will include sixteen 12” blocks and eight 6” blocks, making a finished quilt of approximately 69” x 73” using a non-traditional layout for a sampler quilt.  A traditional layout design will be offered that will include only the 12” blocks, finishing at approximately 60” square.
Patterns will be available at no cost for 1 month.  After that they will be available for purchase in my store for $2 each.  

In addition to the patterns, I will offer a series of pages with questions about your life, so that your finished quilt will have a very special memory book to accompany it.  This portion of the sew along will be available only via the newsletter.  While this portion of the sew along is not required to participate, I do encourage you to document your life for your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews.  

I cannot express what it has meant to me to have the stories and memories from both my Mom and Dad and my maternal grandparents.  In a recent conversation with our daughters about churches we had been members of and why we made choices to attend a different church, I realized that even though they were present and affected by our choices, they didn’t know all of the details.  And if they didn’t remember some of those details, they probably wouldn’t remember details of other events… such as how we met, married and started our family… the significance of my wedding/engagement rings… who some of our closest childhood friends or teachers may have been… and so much more.

I could go on and on, but that is what the questions provided with each block are for.  Again, the document for the memory book will be available only via the newsletter, while the patterns will be available through a link here on the Melva Loves Scraps blog. If you would like to be on the newsletter list, send me an email at MelvaLovesScraps@NolanQualityCustoms.com with the word "newsletter" in the subject line.  I will make certain that you are added to the list.

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