2024 Moonbeams Quilt Along - Release 1: Dove Blocks - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

2024 Moonbeams Quilt Along – Release 1: Dove Blocks

We’re ready to start sewing our 11th Annual Charity Quilt, Moonbeams! Let’s get started on the first pattern and release the Doves! We can’t wait to start sewing with you. Be sure to read on for our first Moonbeams Charity Cross Stitch release.


The first pattern release is the Dove Blocks and they’re ready to fly! You’ll need to make two of these for the quilt. We’re sewing with the Strawberry Lemonade collection designed by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics. If you’re sewing with something different, download the fabric requirements to make this year’s charity quilt.

Sew Along with Kimberly!

On March 1st at 9 AM CT (7 AM PT/10 AM ET), tune in to the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube Channel, and sew along with Kimberly Jolly as she shows you how to make the Dove Blocks in a special pre-recorded livestream.

Our Moonbeams Quilt and Cross Stitch Pattern benefit Make-a-Wish Central & South Texas.

Thanks to you we get to grant wishes like Abby’s! She wished to go to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and because of this wonderful community she was able to. Abby and her sister, Belle, both suffer from a rare metabolic disorder. Abby and her family thoroughly enjoyed the once in a lifetime experience!

As we soar into our 11th 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. We encourage you to donate just $10 for the use of each free quilt pattern or a total of $50. For the cross stitch patterns, we are asking for a $20 donation. No amount is too small, and every bit counts.

Fundraising Surprises for Moonbeams

We are so excited to be announcing that along with having the block patterns for Moonbeams, each milestone goal we hit with our Make-a-Wish fundraiser will unlock special offers and surprises! When your donations reach each $20,000 milestone you will unlock the next one! When you donate today, you’ll get us closer to our goal of granting ten wishes, and closer to unveiling each special surprise.

Last week we hosted a Charity Cross Stitch Raffle to help us get closer to our Moonbeams fundraising goal. Thanks to everyone who participated we were able to raise $3,945 bringing us to a total of $15,414 raised so far for Make-A-Wish! Thank you to everyone who entered, winners have all been contacted via email.

Moonbeams Cross Stitch

A companion cross stitch design is back again this year as part of the Moonbeams Stitch Along! This enchanting cross stitch design features nocturnal birds and blooms, just like the 2024 Charity Quilt


If you’re looking to make yours a little different download the Moonbeams Cross Stitch Supply List, so you can get stitching with us. Visit the Moonbeams Stitch Along page to find all the cross stitch details and bookmark it to easily check back for all the pattern releases!

Join 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 #MoonbeamsQAL and  #MoonbeamsSAL on Instagram.

Don’t forget – you can find all the patterns and videos for the event on the Moonbeams Quilt Along page, so bookmark it for quick reference. Be sure to subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss an update! We hope to see you back here on Friday, April 5, for the second Moonbeams pattern release!

Until then, Happy Quilting!


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