When the stars align, it can only be Serendipity! We are proud to present the 2021 Serendipity Quilt Along! Join us as we go row-by-row in making this beautiful quilt featuring Spring Brook by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics!
Our Serendipity Quilt and Cross Stitch Chart benefit Make-a-Wish Central & South Texas.
Fat Quarter Shop is happy to be partnering with Moda Fabrics to match up to $30,000 in donations for this worthy cause.
As we embark on our 8th Annual Charity Quilt we continue to be amazed by the generosity of this sewing community and inspired by the stories of the children who have been granted life-changing Wishes. The way the fundraiser works is that we offer the Serendipity patterns as FREE downloads during the event for a suggested donation of $5 each to our Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas campaign. Or feel free to make a larger, one-time donation of $50. No amount is too small and every bit counts. We’ll start releasing the seven patterns that make up this quilt on March 10, 2021. Every two weeks we will publish a new pattern here on the blog.
Our exclusive quilt kit includes 11.5 yards of Spring Brook fabric designed by Corey Yoder and a background from Thatched, all from Moda Fabrics. This includes all fabric to complete the quilt blocks along with background, borders and binding for the Serendipity quilt. In addition to the fabric, this kit includes three specialty Foundation Paper Piecing Pads by It’s Sew Emma that will be happy helpers for tricky blocks. (You will be able to piece these blocks without the foundation paper using the included pattern instructions, we just really like how perfectly precise they make the blocks!) Bonus alert – the kit comes packaged in an exclusive keepsake box with magnetic closure.
A second bonus of purchasing this quilt kit is that you will have all the block and finishing patterns before they are released from March through July of 2021. The Serendipity printed pattern set will only be available early as part of this kit.
Our exclusive Serendipity Backing Set includes 6.375 yards of Spring Brook fabric, backing pattern, as well as an exclusive mousepad that will only be available with this backing set.
The quilt finishes at 64.5″ x 74.5″ and is suitable for confident beginners to experienced quilters. You can also use your own choice of fabrics by using our fabric requirements and checking back every two weeks to download the patterns as they are posted! If you’re unsure what thread to use, we found that 50wt Aurifil Thread (Color 2600) blends in nicely for piecing. Longarm Quilter Gina Tell quilted the Serendipity quilt with 60wt Glide Thread (Color Cool Grey 3) in pantograph design called Floral.
Update on Serendipity Pattern Launches
Due to shipping delays for the Serendipity quilt kit, we are moving the start date to March 10 so you are able to receive your kits and supplies before the first pattern is released. We care sew deeply about this project, this cause, and doing it together as a community. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
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|JUNE 15, 2021||JULY 1, 2021|
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Bonus Finishing Patterns for Serendipity
For each milestone goal we hit with our fundraiser, we will be releasing extra finishing patterns you can use with the blocks. With your help, we’ll reach our goal of $50,000 in donations towards Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas! When you donate, you bring us closer to our goal of granting eight wishes and closer to releasing a new finishing pattern. We’ll be releasing special patterns at $20,000, $30,000, $40,000 and $50,000!
Update 3/6/2021: We’ve reached our first milestone! We’re eager to share with you the first Bonus Finishing Pattern! The pattern uses Release 1, and we know you’re going to love it! Stay tuned for the release of this free pattern, along with Release 1, on March 10.
Sew Along with Us
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates, or join Kimberly’s Stitch Squad Facebook Group, a supportive group of quilters and stitchers. Get inspired and share with #SerendipityQAL on Instagram.
A companion cross stitch design is back again this year! The Serendipity Stitch Along will run in tandem with the Quilt Along. You can find all the information and updates on our Stitch Along page.
Don’t forget – you can find all the patterns and videos for the event right here on this Serendipity Quilt Along page, so bookmark it for quick reference. We hope to see you back here on the blog for the kickoff of our 2021 Serendipity Charity Quilt Along!
Until then, Happy Quilting!