| | |

2024 Quilt Block of the Month Pattern; Society Sparkler Quilt

Add a little “sparkle” to your year by joining the Polka Dot Stitch Society! This year, we will make the Society Sparkler Quilt, the 2024 Polka Dot Chair Block of the Month pattern.

Pink and white quilt blocks on cutting mat with green fabric

This is the 6th year we’ve offered a Block of the Month quilt, and the 2024 quilt is a vintage-inspired sampler quilt! I’m excited to sew a quilt along with you in 2024!

Set aside a little bit of time for yourself this year by joining our monthly quilt along! Each month you’ll get a block pattern and a video to walk you through all of the steps to create a quilt.

Society Sparkler Quilt Pattern Information

Mockup of quilt pattern in pink and green

This is the quilt we will be making this year!  It was inspired by an antique quilt that my daughter spotted in the new Little Women movie. She took a photo of the TV screen and then texted me, “I want this quilt”! I was more than happy to oblige, as in the past, most of my best blog projects started as ideas from my kids.

The quilt is an antique basket quilt in bright pink and white with bright green sashing. Using that quilt as an inspiration, I designed the Society Sparkler quilt!

  • Size: 60″ x 75″
  • Made with Sparkler Fabrics by Riley Blake Design in Clover, Ballerina, and Rose (1 1/2 Yards Each).
  • Requires 2 yards White Fabric (I used Riley White)

Here’s an alternate colorway in Songbird, Bear Lake & Clover.

blue and green quilt mockup

Previous Quilt Block of the Month Patterns

You can still get the patterns for the previous years’ quilts; you can also view the reviews of the patterns if you’d like to hear what others thought of the program!

Polka Dot Stitch Society

preview image of pateron membership

I’ve listened to the feedback from previous years’ programs and heard a couple of things: one, you want more videos; two, you want some accountability; and three, you want to be able to buy a kit!

This year, I think I’ve come up with a system that will allow for all of those things. I’m moving the program from an “email you a PDF once a month” system to a Patreon Group!

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a 3rd party service that allows creators like myself to provide exclusive content to subscribers. Think of it like a Facebook group before Facebook made all of the changes that no one liked, LOL!!

Many other quilters and artists are on Patreon as well, so if you already follow someone there, it’s the same login! There is also an app. So you can view the content on an app if you don’t have a computer.

One of the benefits of running this through Patreon is that they are a 3rd party service, so they handle billing, cancelations, etc.

Benefits of Patreon Group

  • International Quilters can participate.
  • Everything is in one place! Videos, PDF downloads, discussion.
  • Weekly Q&A so you can ask questions about the construction process.

What You Get

  • 2024 Printable Planner Pages (the January download)
  • Free Quilt Pattern when you join.
  • Downloadable PDF with Block Instructions each month (beginning in February)
  • Monthly Videos with detailed block instructions
  • Ability to purchase a kit via preorder (US addresses only)
  • PRIZES! Stickers will be mailed to you after months 6 & 12 if you complete your blocks! (US addresses only)

We start sewing at the end of February!

How to Join

It’s simple: just head over to Patreon and create a log-in if you don’t already have one. Then, sign up for the Polka Dot Stitch Society membership.

Quilt Kit Pre-Orders

Pre-orders for kits run January 8-15. Kits will be mailed in mid-February (kits will only be available for the pink version). You can preorder the quilt kit in the shop.

pink and green fabric bolts

Schedule

  • January 5th: Patreon is Open! January downloads include a Quilt Pattern & 2024 planners.
  • February 10th: Block 1 – (note: we will get the kits out to you as quickly as possible; they may not make the Feb 10th deadline but should arrive by the end of the month).
  • March 10th: Block 2
  • April 10th: Block 3
  • May 10th: Block 4
  • June 10th: Block 5
  • July 10th: Block 6
  • August 10th: Block 7
  • September 10th: Block 8
  • October 10th: Block 9
  • November 10th: Block 10
  • December 10th: Finishing Instructions and a surprise pattern download!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Price?

$5 a month, billed through Patreon. This gives you a monthly PDF download of the block pattern and access to video block instructions.

Can I Cancel?

Yes, you can cancel anytime. If you prefer to wait and buy the patterns later, I will have the individual block patterns for sale in my direct shop.

Can I Join Later?

Yes, you can join at any time during the year. You’ll have access to previous content & videos in the Patreon but not the PDF downloads of the blocks you missed. Those will be for sale in the shop individually.

So, if you join in April, you can view all the videos, posts, and comments shared through April, but you’ll need to purchase February & March block PDF patterns separately (they will be 2.99).

When Will I Get the First Quilt Block Pattern?

The first quilt block pattern will be released on February 10th. With subsequent blocks shared on the 10th of each month.

Do I Have to Buy a Kit?

No! Sew with any fabric you like. You can also buy Sparkler fabric from several shops; no need to buy it from me.

What is the Skill Level

It’s an advanced beginner quilt. There will be videos to help you along the way if you’re new to quilting! Some of the blocks are more intermediate but I’ll be sure to walk you through all of those steps!

Where to Buy Sparkler Fabric

If you don’t want to wait for the preorder fabric, you can find Spakler Fabric in the following shops:

Similar Posts

2 Comments

  1. I love these! Just don’t have time to sew right now, haven’t for few years. Hoping maybe this summer I can at least look at & save patterns to do at a later time. You have so much great information. I look to you for many tips for quilting & sewing. Thank you for all you do!

  2. I have a question in regards to sandwiching backing to fronts of quilts using a paste type boiled flour and water for layering quiltbacking to front and finishing. This mixture was suggested by a quilting individaul that owns a quilting store. Now I hear that the flour paste used for quilting could produce a silverfish bug. I have not washed my quilts and am not sure of the quilts I have used this on. Do you have any suggestions as to washing the quilts that I think I used this on or just leave them alone.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.