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2021 Quilt Along General Information

This Web page is a central-place for information regarding our year-long 2021 BOM Quilt Along project.

Any questions or comments about the following, please:
send your eMail to: QuiltAlong at Bernina World of Sewing dotcom





Four Choices of a Colorway

  • The four outer-shown pieces are photos of the completed Store Samples.

  • The center-shown pieces are what the Pattern (handout) used for its purposes.

    Month-1 is indicated in the lower-right and following months are indicated Counter-Clockwise from Month-1, ending with the Final Center.

Four Choices of a Colorway....
The Month-1 Center Medallion includes all colors of the Colorway - plus the Background fabric the staff-quilter chose (that is not included in the monthly kit).
Perhaps this helps you decide YOUR Colorway?
(The images shown below are photos of the Colorway's Store Sample).
Click below to see in a larger-sized image.





Questions/Comments: eMail to: QuiltAlong at Bernina World of Sewing dotcom

Bernina World of Sewing and Quilt Along 2021

From an eMail sent to 2020 Participants via an end-February eMail:

  • As a participant in last year's Quilt Along, we are giving you the opportunity to sign up for the 2021 Feathered Friends Quilt Along ahead of the general registration date of March 1.  This year's quilt is a medallion style quilt designed by our own Sonja Shogren and Sona Thorburn. The focus fabrics come in four colorways - orange, pink, purple, and teal.  Choose your color and sign up today to reserve your spot in your favorite colorway!  

  • At the end of your 8 month journey with your "Feathered Friends", the entire quilt (Size: About 66" x 66") will be ready for quilting. 

Have Questions? eMail to: QuiltAlong at Bernina World of Sewing dotcom

Stay tuned (you will click below or if you are a You-Tube user that path will alert you) to see a 15-min. QuiltAlong 2021 opening/announcement video.

In a couple of days, you will be able to click here for the 15 min. Opening/Announcement Video
on YouTube.

Comment from the Webmaster

Please see the detailed QandA PDF below. However, for your planning: There are two "flavors" of Quilt Along 2021 project-wise: One - "Traditional" (cost $25) - As was the last eight months of 2020 (Pattern, Video and picked-up at the store monthly Kit). The second one - "Hybrid" (cost $25 + $64 plus tax) and includes (all-month's fabric kit, Pattern and Video accessed monthly). The quilt ends up about 66" x 66" (see the note below about extending this using an outer Star border). Both flavors will benefit from enhanced Social Media plans that are being put into place. Lastly, Remember: Both flavors do NOT include the background fabric.

The QandA PDF mentions Quilt Along 2021 is aimed at Advanced Beginner and above. I would add two words to that: Patience and Diligence! You will have a busy/satisfying eight months I am sure -- and, yet: Some of you will stop after the center medallion, some will stop after a particular month's border has been added -- and, if you DO stop before Month-8: You will have a beautiful piece for your home wall or bed! That, I am certain of: And - well worth the $25 or $95 (with tax) choice you make. Your time/effort is more valuable than the BOM cost and you will be much-rewarded (as I have seen come about as I followed-along the team's success as they created the store samples).
Questions/Comments: eMail to: QuiltAlong at Bernina World of Sewing dotcom

Signing-Up for QuiltAlong 2021

You may sign up by:

Firstly: YOU need to decide your Colorway. Decide YOUR preference.
Only YOU can make that decision.
Once you know your Colorway, then:

  • Online Sign-Up - See below!

  • Stop by the store: Either in Raleigh or in Wilmington
    Social Distancing, etc. is in effect (of course).

  • Telephone the store: Either Raleigh (919 782 2945) or Wilmington (910 769 2775)
    Have patience - the phones may be busy the first few days of sign-up.

The following online reservation does NOT get involved with your decision about the 5 1/2-to-6 yds of necessary Background fabric; - and, you may not know immediately what your plans-for Background are - yet...

  • Fabric pickup for the first month's assignment will be the week of April 5-10.
    The first month's instructional materials will be released on April 5.  At this point you will also need to make a decision about your background fabric, since it will be time to start sewing!!  If you purchase your background fabric at the store it will be discounted 20%. 

    Naturally.... Help your decision-making for the Background fabric in a number of ways:

    • Just decide YOURSELF! The quilt is yours.
    • Discuss with store staff when you are at either the Raleigh or Wilmington store.
    • Take advantage of Social Network interactions.

  • Have fun! Enjoy.

Online Sign-Up for: Traditional QuiltAlong and Registration for "Hybrid" Users

For Tradiitonal Users: Seven Monthly Fabric Kits of Your Colorway Fabric.
"Hybrid" (KIT) users need to purchase the KIT separately and, when doing so do NOT get monthly fabric kits....
They already have the Colorway fabric!

Monthly Access to Eight Monthly Patterns
Monthly Access to Video Instructions
Enhanced Social Media Interaction

Raleigh and Wilmington and KIT ("Hybrid") purchasers

Raleigh / Wilmington
Purple Trad. Web Shopping

Raleigh / Wilmington
Teal Trad. Web Shopping

Raleigh / Wilmington
Pink Trad. Web Shopping

Raleigh / Wilmington
Orange Trad. Web Shopping

Online KIT Sign-Up for: A 2021 "Hybrid" QuiltAlong

Note: "Hybrid" (KIT) users must also have registered (see the above $25 section of this Web page).

A One-Time Snail-Mailing of Your Colorway Fabric
Monthly Access to Eight Monthly Patterns
Monthly Access to Video Instructions
Enhanced Social Media Interaction
$64 plus tax


Hybrid QA 2021 Colorway Kit Purple Web Shopping

Hybrid QA 2021 Colorway Kit Teal Web Shopping

Hybrid QA 2021 Colorway Kit Pink Web Shopping

Hybrid QA 2021 Colorway Kit Orange Web Shopping

Some tools that you may use during the project are mentioned in the QandA PDF and will be mentioned on the Monthly Patterns as the Quilt Along months go along. Amy, in her Monthly Videos will also demonstrate use-of the particular month's tools that she used as she created her Quilt Along piece. The selected tools will be discounted 10% if you purchase them at Sign-Up time. Interested? Click below:

Web Shopping for Some Tools

To access detailed QandA about this year's Quilt Along, see the PDF at:

Disclaimer: The above is shown as best-effort information and the information could be changed at any time as the year moves forward.

Your quilt, as developed using the Quilt Along Pattern, will end up about 66" x 66". If, as time goes on, you decide to enlarge the quilt to about 96" x 96": There will be a Star border pattern and your-Colorway kit (you would, as usual, provide the Star border Background fabric using the same fabric as you used throughout your quilt).

If you may be interested in such, send a note to: eMail to: QuiltAlongStarBorder at Bernina World of Sewing dotcom
and we will get back to you later with specifics.

Upcoming Month's Meetings:

The store's in-store activity remain affected due to the current guidelines for COVID-19.
QuiltAlong 2021 will have Video access for Monthly Sessions plus Social Media access as described in the above QandA.

The store will send an eMail note to QuiltAlong 2021 Participants around the last weekend of the previous month explaining how to access the current month's Pattern and Video.

If you are a 2021 participant and you are looking for an earlier month's 2021 pattern, and you are registered with Quilt Along 2021, just send a message to the eMail shown below.
Further questions/comments, please: 

send an eMail to: QuiltAlong at Bernina World of Sewing dotcom - Just Click Here to send the eMail

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