Thursday, June 11, 2020

Book Club QAL - Grand Prize Link-up

Welcome to the Grand Prize link-up for Book Club - A Hand Pieced QAL!!

The link-up is open until July 15, midnight ET - plenty of time to assemble your quilt!

Kristin and I have thoroughly enjoyed spending time with everyone and watching your beautiful blocks come to life.  Your excitement about hand piecing plus learning more about the books behind the blocks has made us very happy.

We are so grateful for our amazing sponsors and thank them for their support and generosity!

There will be 4 grand prize winners!  (Read more about the Grand Prizes on this post.)

To be eligible for a Grand Prize, you must:

  • Share a photo of a completed quilt top (i.e. the flimsy) or a completed quilt in the link-up below or via email. All entries must be submitted by midnight July 15 ET / 9 pm July 14 PT.
  • The quilt top (blocks, sashing and borders) must be entirely hand pieced.
  • Quilt tops must use at least five unique blocks from the Book Club QAL.  You can use any layout that you chose for your quilt top.
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 names of the winners.
Photos can be shared from a blog, Flickr, or Pinterest and must 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!

Quilts 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

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. Your quilt is gorgeous. Unfortunately I could not participate ... however did end up reading one of the books you refer to "The shell seekers". Congratulations in advance to the winners, wonderful prizes!!!

  2. Can the top be machine quilted? Or does it have to be hand quilted? I've linked up my quilt top so I don't forget in case I don't get it quilted by the deadline. Thanks again for a great QAL.

    1. You can quilt the top anyway you want - I machine quilted mine! And you only need a quilt top to enter. Congrats on your beautiful finish.

  3. Oh Patty, that turned fabulous! Your spiral quilting is well spaced and consistent!

  4. I did 2 hand piecing tops---one in Christmas and one I call Aqua (and pink color)
    I got both tops done all borders ect are hand pieced and now am working on hand quilting them--or at least the Christmas is now being hand pieced first, but the Aqua one is all basted and will be next in line--
    I really enjoyed doing these hand piecing blocks==so thanks soooo much for doing another one--I also did the last years with you!!
    take care, stay safe, luv, di

  5. These are such beautiful sampler quilts... I wish I had more hours in the day!


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