Thursday, April 23, 2020

Book Club - Cathy Link-up

Welcome to the week  5 link-up for Book Club - A Hand Pieced QAL.  We are so excited to see what you have made!  Read more about Cathy the block and the book behind the block.

This link-up will be open for one week - until Thursday, April 30 (4 am ET/1 am PT).  You are welcome to share any and all of the blocks you completed this week.  When this link-up closes, a new one will open (magic!) so please don't worry if you fall behind.

This week's sponsor is OLFA  

One lucky participant will win an OLFA 45 mm Splash Ergonomic Handle Rotary Cutter!

The OLFA 45 mm Splash Rotary Cutter comes in several colors and features a tungsten steel 45mm rotary blade, an ergonomic curved handle, a squeeze trigger handle exposes blade and self-retracts for safety, and dual-action safety lock allows for blade to be locked while in use or locked inside the handle when not in use.

(Note prize can only be shipped to US or Canada.)

Photos can be shared from a blog, Flickr, or Pinterest and much include a  link to Elm Street Quilts or Simple Handmade Everyday.  Photos can also be shared via a public Instagram and must contain the tag #handpiecedqal and/or #bookclubqal 

Don't have a way to share?  You can also email them to handpiecedqal at gmail dot com.  Need instructions on how to link-up?  See the tutorial!

Blocks shared must follow the guidelines below to be eligible to win a prize.

We hope you take a few minutes to visit others and make new friends!

Please note - sharing a photo in the link-up gives Elm Street Quilts and Simple Handmade Everyday permission to feature a photo of your block on their sites.  Full attribution will be given.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


  • Blocks must be entirely hand-pieced.  
  • Block must visually match a block to the Book Club - A Hand Pieced QAL pattern.    Blocks can be made a different size.
  • Finished blocks can be shared in any link-up but can only be shared once.  Duplicates will be disqualified.
  • Multiple blocks created by one quilter may be shared in the same link-up.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly and notified via email.  Winners have 72 hours to claim their prize - if we don't hear back, we will draw another name.  Once winners have claimed their prize, this post will be updated with the winner's name.

For more information on the QAL including catching up with any tutorials you've missed, please visit the main event page - Book Club - Hand Pieced QAL.   

You can also join our Hand Pieced Quilt Along Facebook Group and / or subscribe to our newsletter so you'll be among the first to know about new block tutorials.

Haven't yet purchased the pattern?  Get your copy here!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. I really liked this block--I have 2 links up here as I am making 2 quilts with each block each week--one Christmas one which I will be donating to a Local library and one in aqua colors for me--maybe--and now I am doing a third quilt-just using the Cathy block--it's on my blog site why!!!
    stay safe-luv, di and thanks !


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