2024 Moonbeams Quilt Along - Release 2: Ohio Star Blocks - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

2024 Moonbeams Quilt Along – Release 2: Ohio Star Blocks

We’re ready to start sewing our 11th Annual Charity Quilt, Moonbeams! We’re ready for our second pattern and it’s a star! We can’t wait to start sewing with you. Be sure to read on for our first Moonbeams Charity Cross Stitch release.


It’s our second pattern release, the Ohio Star Blocks! You’ll need to make four of these for the quilt. We’re sewing with the Strawberry Lemonade collection designed by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics. To make one just like ours, pick up the Moonbeams Quilt Kit. You can also download the fabric requirements to make this year’s charity quilt in your choice of fabrics.

Sew Along with Kimberly!

On Friday, April 5 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 Ohio Blocks in our quilty livestream!

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

Thanks to you we get to grant wishes like Max’s! She wished to see Hamilton on Broadway and go backstage, and we as a community were able to make that happen for her! Her Mom shared, “Knowing a wish was being prepared specifically for her gave Max something exciting to look forward to during times when she was not feeling well or missing out on things other children get to experience. Max was talking about the future in positive terms instead of just planning the next medical appointment or procedure. Broadway backstage experience was amazing. Everyone involved made her feel like she mattered.”

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. Fat Quarter Shop is proudly partnering with Moda Fabrics to match up to $30,000 in donations.

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 month 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 over $17,000 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! The second pattern release is ready to send your needle soaring. The dove and stars match the quilt blocks!


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, May 3, for the third Moonbeams pattern release!

Until then, Happy Quilting!

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