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Sewcialites Block 22 – Blessed by Vanessa Goertzen

We’re celebrating our quilting community with a free block of the week quilt along called the Sewcialites Quilt Along. We’ve joined forces with 18 talented designers to bring you a free 38-week quilt along with amazing sampler blocks and sew many options! If you’re just joining us, you can find all of the details over on the Sewcialites Landing Page. We’re sewing up block #22 this week!

This week’s designer, Vanessa Goertzen is an expert quilter, author, and is the designer behind Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics! Vanessa designed Blessed! If you’re ready to make this block, follow along with Kimberly for a tutorial in today’s video on the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube channel.


Vanessa sewed up her Blessed blocks from her collection Christmas Morning by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. Her collection is featured in our new Among The Stars Again book, which will be releasing soon! Visit Vanessa on Instagram @lellaboutique for more details about her block!

Sewcialites Quilt Along

Kimberly is sewing with the Homestead collection by April Rosenthal for Moda Fabrics. She made her blocks in all three sizes for a fun challenge.

We invited some FQS staffers to join

The suggested fabric requirements and all the block patterns released so far will be posted on the Sewcialites Landing Page so be sure to bookmark it for later reference.

Sew Along Perks

Each month, you can enter to win a giveaway by posting your progress on Instagram using #SewcialitesQAL. This month we’re lucky to have two amazing giveaways! The first prize bundle features:

The second prize is a collection of ByAnnie supplies. This Catch All Caddy Bundle contains everything you need to make the Catch All Caddy 2.0! This sturdy, portable container features numerous exterior pockets, padded handles and expanding interior dividers, making this caddy perfect for any sewist to store essential notions! Pick out your favorite fabrics, and ByAnnie provides the rest!

To enter to win, share photos of any one of your blocks #20-23 on Instagram with the #SewcialitesQAL and tag @fatquartershop. Post your photo by midnight on Monday, March 22. You can enter up to five times (once for each block)! We’ll pick a winner and announce them here on the blog on Friday, March 26. Thank you to our generous sponsors Moda FabricsAurifilCreative GridsMartingale, and ByAnnie!


Ready to chat? Meet us in the Sewcialites Lounge

Meet your fellow Sewcialites by joining the Sewcialites Lounge on Facebook (where we will also be posting weekly updates and where you can ask questions).

Follow us on Facebook, and Instagram for updates and share your progress with the #SewcialitesQAL hashtag so we can see and share your work. We hope to see you back here on the blog on Friday, March 19 for Block 23 of our Sewcialites Quilt Along!

Happy Quilting!

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