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FQS Stitch May-Nia 2023: Life In Full Bloom

Time flies when you’re stitching! Are you ready for another year of May-nia? We know we are! It’s time for our annual FQS Stitch May-nia and we can’t wait to get started! Whether it’s starting new pieces, finishing WIPs, or focusing on that chart you’ve been meaning to stitch, diving into some cross stitch is what FQS Stitch May-nia is all about. 

In 2015, Stitch Maynia started as a Facebook Group by Garrett Kilgore (Coffeestitcher) and Katy Agruso (The Stash Queen). Kimberly has put her own twist on this month-long event by stitching a few patterns and breaking them up during the month of May. This year she plans to stitch ten projects over the 31 days in May, and you can find all her details if you read on!

FQS Stitch May-nia lasts throughout May, with a special surprise to kick off the month a few days early. The all-new Life In Full Bloom Mystery Pattern Series is an invitation to let spring in and stitch all month long. Start with us on May 5 to enjoy this 4-part series as a mystery! After May 26, the full cross stitch will be revealed.

Life In Full Bloom Mystery Pattern Series

Open a window to let in the spring air! The Life in Full Bloom Downloadable PDF Cross Stitch Pattern Series invites you to enjoy the spirit of the spring season. Clear your mind, take a deep breath, and enjoy stitching this pattern throughout May.

How Life In Full Bloom Works

If you order your Life In Full Bloom Cross Stitch Pattern before May 5, you will receive your Life In Full Bloom Supply List immediately, and all of your patterns will be delivered via email every Friday for four weeks.

If you order after May 5, we will add your first pattern release to your FQS account along with the supply list and email you each pattern after.

Pattern Release Schedule:

  • Part 1: May 5
  • Part 2: May 12
  • Part 3: May 19
  • Part 4: May 26

Please note: if you order anytime after May 5, any patterns that have been released will be available immediately with your supply list. You will only receive the email deliveries for the patterns that have yet to be released at the time of your order.

Life In Full Bloom Cross Stitch Supplies

We’re sew excited to offer some bonus supplies for you to choose from when stitching up this Life in Full Bloom!

Note: Kimberly will be stitching with the Life In Full Bloom Classic Colorworks Thread Pack.

If you join us in stitching the Life In Full Bloom Cross Stitch Pattern, use #LifeInFullBloomSAL on socials and tag @fqsxstitch, so we can share and see your work!

Kimberly’s Additional FQS Stitch May-nia Projects

For more information, tune in for the Livestream on Wednesday, April 12, on Fat Quarter Shop FlossTube Channel, and every Wednesday in May for updates.

If you’d like more projects to stitch up, you can check out our Cross Stitch Patterns page, and to see what Kimberly will be working on, check out our FQS Stitch May-nia Page.

Share with FQS!

We hope that you are inspired and motivated to “stitch” into action on May 1! We can’t wait to see what you all are doing.

Share in the “may-nia” with the hashtags #FQSStitchMaynia, and be sure to tag @fqsxstitch so we can see your progress and share your work! You’ll also want to keep up with us on Facebook and Instagram all month to see regular FQS Stitch May-nia updates.

Happy Stitching!

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  1. So many gorgeous projects! How on earth will you stitch all these in one month?!?
    I signed up for the mystery and if I keep up with that, I’ll order the stitching in the round or some stitch cards.
    So much fun – so little stitching time!