Today kicks off round 2 of The Splendid Sampler Sew Along! Event hosts and authors Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson released The Splendid Sampler book through Martingale last month and it is now shipping worldwide. The book offers 100 FREE quilt blocks from over 80 designers!! Are you ready to sew along?
The original event kicked off on February 14, 2016 and quickly became a worldwide movement! Quilters everywhere were sewing along, meeting for weekend sewing groups, sharing blocks online in the Splendid Sampler Facebook Group, supporting each other on Instagram, and collaborating with each other to learn new techniques. It was amazing to follow along, to witness the pure genius of it all… We are proud sponsors and are thrilled to have the opportunity to watch a whole new wave of quilters join in, sew along, and become inspired.
[Our Facebook Live with Pat & Jane from International Quilt Market — May 21, 2017 in St. Louis, MO.]
Want to WIN a copy of the book + a Large Let’s Go Sew Aurifil Thread Collection by Pat Sloan?
Click HERE to ENTER-TO-WIN!!
You don’t have to complete all of the options to be entered, but the more options you choose, the more entires you have! Tires will be accepted from now through 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, May 31. Winner will be randomly selected and announced here on Thursday, June 1. Good luck!
Want more chances to win? Make sure to visit the Instagram pages for both Aurifil and Martingale!
Want to grab your own copy? Visit the links below.
- BUY NOW KINDLE Version – INSTANT download, it’s ready!
- BUY NOW PDF Version – ALSO Ready Now!
- Order at Amazon (note the #1 Best Seller tag!)
- Order at Book Depository for international
The Splendid Sampler Website
Blocks & Bonus Projects
Fabric & Tools
Meet the Splendid Designers — Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 (there are 83!!)
— Tag #TheSplendidSampler on photos that you share
— Join the Facebook Group to meet other participant, ask questions, get sewing support and make new friends
— Add the blog button to your site – grab it here
SPLENDID SAMPLER PARTNERS
Aurifil — Martingale — Moda
We are honored to be a part of such a wonderful event and have to say a huge THANK YOU to both Pat and Jane for including us!
[Images courtesy of Pat Sloan, Jane Davidson, & Martingale.]
Looking forward to seeing what fabrics everyone chooses for their blocks.
Variety! Can’t do the same block over and over–so right up my alley.
I am looking forward to the nice variety of blocks to sew!
I can’t wait to see all the variations of this sampler!!!
Sewing all kinds of blocks as I seem to have quilter’s ADD and get bored doing the same block over and over.
I recently learned paper piecing and I love it! I look forward to those quilt blocks and to learning other new skills.
Sewed along with the 2016-17 Splenderettes & loved the community, so I’m back to sew it again!
Awww! I enjoyed everyone too! 💜
I am just beginning to quilt. I know these blocks will give me plenty of ideas to get started and teach me many new skills to use.
Looking forward to figuring out some crazy and fun color combos for blocks!
Quilting is my therapy for my lupus but also just relaxation and something to do since i am home alone all day while my husband is at work. But, i have not been able to do much while taking care of my father that was dying from stage 4 colon cancer. Honestly i am just looking firward to sone normalcy and routine and getting my mind on something i enjoy. Samplers are absolite FAVORITE quilts. I have seen some of these quilts finished and have just been ITCHING to do one. They look like the MOST FUN.
I am looking forward to seeing how everyone arranged their blocks into quilts!
I love seeing how different the blocks look with different fabric choices. Also love seeing all the different setting ideas.
I am looking forward to all the blocks being different than the other.
I am looking forward to trying new techniques. Thanks for sharing. the book looks wonderful.
Looking forward to see all the blocks and deciding where to start.
I’m looking forward to making this quilt!!! It’s amazing!!
I look forward to the process of choosing fabrics and seeing my blocks take shape.
This is so exciting! Thanks for the awesome giveaway
What an awesome book with so many great blocks.
I am looking forward to seeing all the blocks in new fabric variations.
I look forward to learning new quilting techniques.
Would love to win the book and thread, awesome give away!
Look forward to learning new techniques.
I’m looking forward to accomplishing something!
A wonderful challenge to complete 100 blocks; however, the real prize is a new quilt to wrap myself in. Yeah!!!!!!
I’m looking forward to actually getting some blocks sewn! I saved them all as they came out last year but did not sew one! I’m a teacher and school is almost out. Summer quilting, here I come!
I am looking forward to a continuing journey, the blocks have been coming together so nicely and I love getting them out and looking over my accomplishments. This has been a technique teacher for me. So satisfied~
Can’t wait to start.
I would love to join in on making the quilt
I’m looking forward to seeing all of the different fabric choices.
I’m most looking forward to working with new techniques.
What an awesome team – Aurifil, Martingale and two very clever ideas ladies.
Thanks to you all from a very happy participant.
One way or another way I’m getting a copy of this book so Pat can autograph it when she comes to our guild.
I am looking forward to relaxing in a chair and trying/learning some new techniques.
It’s amazing how so many different fabrics are used to make the blocks and how beautiful they all turn out.
I think I am looking forward to using some older fabric for these blocks! And seeing what others have and will use!
I love the wide variety of styles and skill levels in each of the blocks! A perfect sampler!
Would love to win the perfect sampler and threads!!!!!
I love sampler quilts as you constantly change fabric and technique…never gets boring. Would love to have a look at the book.
Such a great variety of blocks which can be used in many different projects.
I am looking forward to seeing all the blocks done in different fabrics and learning something new.
I somehow never got around to starting this last year so I would love to jump in now! Would love to win this book and the wonderful aurifil thread!
Jenny in Florida
I’m looking forward to combining my fabrics in new ways to make the blocks.
looking forward to putting them together for a summer quilt
I’m looking forward to making a variety of different blocks and seeing what others make.
Every quilt will be differ as you choose which blocks to make and how to set them together.
This looks like a great idea, to win the sampler book!!! I really need one, I only have 22 blocks done before I had to be in a hospital for 7 months last year. I got home at 5 days before christmas. I’m still getting better.
Great designs 💓
This is a really fun project, so much variety!
Looking forward to seeing the different techniques used in making these blocks as well as color options. There is so much to learn from The Splendid Sampler Book. It just really helps you when you have these talented designers working with you and showing you what can be done with these blocks. Thank you so much for all of the time, effect and this exciting giveaway.
Great prize! Would love to win the package to make this.
I would love to win this! I’ve been watching the progress on the Splendid Sampler and wishing I would’ve joined in. So the book and the Aurifil thread would be just the thing to get me going!
This sample quilt just gets better and better!
Looking forward to seeing all the different ways the same block can look using different fabrics!!
Looking forward to new settings and new color combinations.
I am very new to quilting so I am looking forward to learning new things!
So many fun blocks!!!
Looking forward to all the fun and seeing all these gorgeous blocks come together in the end!
All the different blocks!!! & new ideas being shared by everyone too!! Thank you for chance to win this fun Give-a-way!! 🙂
I love to see the variations created by different quilter’s!
I’m looking forward to the variety of techniques used for the different blocks!
I’m looking forward to sewing with whatever fabric strikes my fancy!
Look forward to trying all the different techniques!
All of these splendid blocks will give me lots of practice on various techniques. I also love seeing the colour combinations that others choose as it gives me lots of ideas and lots of smiles of appreciation. Thanks for the giveaway.
Learning all the different techniques and making a beautiful sampler.
I’m looking forward to learning new techniques and making a variety of designs.
Love to see all different setting options for the blocks.
beside using up a lot of my scraps, I look forward to seeing all of the variations from other sewists!
I like the different variety and possibilities that can be made with the blocks. I like the challenge of learning new techniques to create a quilt.
Love all the quilt photos. Los of great ideas. Thanks for the giveaway.
I love the Splendid Sampler blocks! It is a good way to use up lots of scraps. The giveaways are great, as well!!
I’m looking forward to completing more blocks and seeing the variety of fabric choices in the blocks made by everyone.
Great to see all these possibilities. Thanks for the giveaway!
I’m still learning to quilt. This looks like an awesome way to learn LOTS of new blocks and techniques!
Looks like fun!
Thanks. Pat and Jane are amazing
I am anxious to learn more techniques. It is fun to follow along with this journey.
I love all the possibilities with the blocks and fabric choices, and being a self-taught quilter it is really great to have some tips and pointers on things I haven’t learned yet!
I love seeing the fabrics everyone else chooses and the settings they come up with. As for my personal choices, I’m especially excited by the blocks that combine piecing with stitching, and there are some wonderful ones in this book!
I’m looking forward to seeing all the different fabric choices for the same designs. Also having a sew a long keeps me geared to the project and I tend to get less distracted.
It will be fun to try lots of new blocks.
Love seeing all the different fabrics used for the blocks , such fun .
I like just knowing someone else is sewing along doing the same thing.
Looking forward to seeing the colors and settings. Sew-alongs keep me focused. Thanks for the great giveaway and the opportunity to win.
I really like projects like this, I can just pick a collection of fabrics and cut the up and sew to my hearts content!
Looking forward to learning more about blocks. I’m new to making them so excited to trying something new.
Looking forward to creating my own version of a beautiful quilt
I look forward to see all the variety of the blocks…sampler quilts are my favorite!
Love the quilt and all the possibilities!
Looking forward to seeing everyone’s blocks it’s always fun to the different ways everyone chooses color and fabric
Looking forward to trying new techniques.
Looking forward to making my first sampler quilt using a variety of techniques. Each of these blocks are beautiful and work well together.
Would be nice to finish my blocks.
HI, Variety! one can do the same block over and over! Thanks for sharing!
Hmmmm…. Just getting caught up!
What a great selection of blocks.
I look forward to using different techniques to make them!
I’m looking forward to the variety and to the challenge.
Fun, I’m looking forward to quilting the cute little sewing machine! 😊
I’m looking forward to trying some new techniques. It’s always fun to work on a variety of blocks.
love the small blocks – they are all so different and on different skill levels. Everyone needs that little push to try something different without having to do an entire quilt, a block at a time is the way to go
I love seeing all the variety of techniques and colors used on these blocks! So happy to share the fun!!!
Thanks for this chance….fantastic!!!
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s cute blocks!!!
I need to start again. 50 done.
I am looking forward to doing 50 more blocks.
I am most looking forward to learning all the different techniques and completing it!
I love the Dress and Needle block by Charise Creates, plus the 5 hearts block! There are many others, too. Thank you.
Looking forward to making the sampler and using up all my smaller scraps of fabric!
Trying new techniques.
I’m looking forward to finishing all the blocks this time around
Looking forward to the embroidery & applique blocks-every one of them! Thank you, Susan
I like the variety of blocks, and the challenge and inspiration. Thanks.
Thanks for the chance to win this great book and my favorite thread.
Looking forward to seeing if I can do this entirely from my stash.
I am looking forward to finishing what I started last year.
Looking forward to seeing all the different blocks and seeing everyones color combinations.
I look forward to making and keeping it for myself.
I look forward to learning new techniques.
I just recently ordered your thread and will be using it for the first time this weekend. ~smile~
Love those blocks ,Wonderful giveaway !
I am trying to complete my splendid sampler project for my sweet great aunt. I am looking forward to presenting her with this epic quilt!
I am looking forward to seeing all the different settings for these blocks.
I’ve been wanting to do an old fashion sampler with bright vivid colors, this would be perfect.
I’ve been watching all the fun since it all began and would love to join in! Crossing my fingers that I’m lucky!
I have been wanting to do a Sampler quilt forever and this is exactly what I want. There are just so many options.
i love book with lots of blocks for me to make, thanks
Can’t wait to see everyone’s blocks!
I’m looking forward to having a finished quilt! 🙂 I also like seeing everyone else’s version & making new quilty friends.
I am looking forward to getting some blocks together. It truly helps when others are working on the same thing at the same time. Accountability.
I’m looking forward to creating these beautiful blocks!
I look forward to seeing the different ways some of my favorite blocks are made up!
Would be great to win
and learn more about
sewing pieces together.
Carla from Utah
I want to enjoy the variety and the new types of skills to be learned!!! Thank you.
I’m looking forward to learning how to do different blocks! What fun!
I’m looking forward to learning new blocks, techniques, etc. Thanks for the chance!
Looking forward to working on my blocks again with the group.
Here we go again…round 2! And I’m just as excited as I was the first time around. So fun sewing and sharing with quilters from all over the world!
I love the fact that the blocks are different each week. Can’t wait to see what everyone does.
I love seeing all the fabric combinations, so inspiring to see what folks put together.
I’m looking forward to all the blocks in one spot I printed out several but only made two having the book would motivate me
I look forward to practicing my applique
Learning new techniques and, using my stash when time allows.
I can’t wait to sew all the different blocks and getting experience in sewing different shapes and seams.
I love the camaraderie that happens when everyone starts sewing together.
Any reason to sit at my sewing machine and delve into my stash is a good one. Looking forward to a lot of sewing this summer. I missed the sewing party last year. Thanks for doing it again this year.
Thank you so much for the chance to win!! I love Aurifil threads, and even though I’ve saved all the patterns from the book, I think having the book on hand would make my life so much easier! Blessings!!
Thank you for the opportunity to win,,,,
Would love to learn more
So many great settings for the blocks: argh!! Now I want to make this quilt! Oh no! Not starting another quilt! I can hear my husband saying that! He’s just begging me to finish the ones I’ve started!! LOL!!
Looking forward to learning new techniques together. Maybe it will also make me finish a quilt for a change! ndfromsdATgmailDOTcom
I like the creativity, seeing different peoples interpretation of each block. Thanks for the giveaway!
I love applique with some hand embroidery! Such a variety of blocks, so much fun!
I look forward to seeing fabric choices in other sewers’ blocks and continuing with my still unfinished Splendid Sampler blocks.
I have loved working on my Splendid Sampler and look forward to getting back to it and finishing some quilts.
Looking forward to learning to sew stars, stars, stars !! All color stars !
I look forward to seeing other people’s blocks!
I’ve never participated in a sew along, nor have I ever made a sampler quilt. Only baby quilts and I’ve only made repeated block baby quilts. I’ve been looking at old samplers to try and make with modern fabrics, but this looks like just the thing for me!
I love seeing what everyone does with the Splendid Sampler blocks. And, Aurifil thread is my favorite. It is so nice and thin that is perfect to use on the smaller blocks in the Sampler.
I would love to get a copy of the Splendid Sampler book as I would love to participate in this this sew along again. I didn’t finish the first time because I was working so much, and I put all the paper piecing and hand embroidery blocks off because they were more time consuming.
So, here I am ready to go !~ Thanks so much for the book and the Aurifil Thread
I am looking forward to seeing all the iterations of the different blocks.
I can’t wait to make all those yummy blocks, and work on my skills!
I just love sampler quilts – love the variety of blocks!
I enjoy watching everyone’s color combinations.
I’m looking forward to picking up where I left off and finishing what I started!
Looking forward to making new blocks!
Looking forward to exciting new blocks to make. What a great looking book, thank you
I’m looking forward to re-starting! I had every intention of keeping up with the blocks from the start – but it didn’t happen! I’m also looking forward to seeing all the blocks again and everyone’s fabric choices!
Maybe I’ll get them all done this time around 🙂
Looking forward to selecting the blocks that match my personal style the best.
I am looking forward to seeing all the different color and print combinations everyone uses.
I just hope I can keep up with everyone. So much fun to do and so little time.
I am going to do the Splendid Sampler this time, I printed all the patterns last year but had to many other projects going. This time I am going to do it.
I’ve been looking forward to getting this book! Good Luck to everyone!
I am looking forward to getting more techniques under my belt and to see what everybody else picks for fabric.
I love sampler quilts and scrap quilts.
It’s fun and fascinating how others put fabrics together and melt the individual blocks into a cohesive quilt. Very talented people out there!
I’m looking forward to working on blocks once again. I started sewing along in February 2016, but after several blocks had to put it away. But I have time once again, and am looking forward to picking it up and moving it forward. Thanks for all the inspiration.
I already sewed along with splendid sampler. I’m looking forward to seeing the new blocks and finished quilts.
Hope I can get in step this time! Such a great project.
Can’t wait to see all the creativity with the sew along
so excited Pat and Jane are redoing the sew along – I might get all my blocks finished the second time 🙂 thanks for the giveaway !!
Can’t wait to see the finished blocks with each quilter’s color choices.
I like the variety of the blocks and can’t wait to see all the color choices.
I can’t decide, I can’t decide……….
I watched the whole first round, hopefully will get a start on it this time
I look forward to trying so many different styles and techniques.
I like the applique blocks so am looking forward to more of them.
Looking forward to the motivation to keep on schedule.
I’m glad for this opportunity to sew along with a like-minded group.
I am looking forward to the variety of finished blocks by everyone!
Great pattern & wonderful thread! What more could a quilter ask for! 👍💟
I am looking forward to challenging myself, this is a big project for me. It will be fun to learn new techniques I might not be inclined to try.
I would love to win this collection. I love quilt alongs and of course aurifil thread is the best.
I’m looking forward to variety of the blocks.
I missed it first time around so i need this book!
I’m looking forward to seeing all the colorful variety in everyone’s blocks!
It’s fun to see the fabric that other people choose!
I look forward to seeing what the more experienced quilters choose to do with color and fabric. I am looking forward to learning and learning some more!
Love the variety of blocks and techniques in this quilt!
To seeing the variety of fabrics and colour ways that people use.
Can’t wait to see all the variations of the blocks
What a great way to show off new skills
Love the splendid sampler.
I’m looking forward to seeing all of the new blocks! Thanks for the giveaway.
Looking forward to quilt skill-building, with such a wide variety of blocks! Thanks for the opportunity to continue to learn whilst doing what I love best.
Learning new quilting and sewing techniques!
I am looking forward to finishing my quilt that I started last year.
The blocks look great together
I’m looking forward to actually FINISHING it this time, LOL!
I love all the different techniques!
I am really looking forward to learning some new and different quilting styles, and putting them together into my very first sampler quilt. It’s just going to be hard to choose between all of the beautiful quilt blocks in that book!
It’s wonderful that this has been so successful for all of you. I envision future quilt documentation days, somewhat like the Baltimore Album quilts, where people ooh and aah and compare and contrast! =) Thanks for a chance to win the book and the thread to make the blocks.
Actually looking forward to following a letter. I usually make it up as I go along.
Looking to make blocks that I’ve never made before…and quick finish of each.
I am most looking forward to in with The Splendid Sampler is all the techniques that I will learn anew or can improve upon. dquilterguy48329 (at) prodigy (dot) net
I joined the original Splendid sew along. I was in the group for the countdown, then life happened and I completed…ONE block…ONE!!! I would love the book to commemorate the fun ride the sew along was and I hope this round will be just as much fun! I did follow along all year, even though i wasn’t able to sew.
I look forward to seeing others’ blocks, especially those that make their versions unique but still true to the block.
I think seeing what everyone else is going to use for fabric is going to be wonderful!
I look forward to learning new techniques to create blocks and putting them together to make a beautiful quilt. Thanks!
Love the patterns.
Still being a new quilter, this would be quite a challenge for me!
Great patterns. I am willing to stretch my abilities to mix some of the applique with pieced blocks as in the pics. And I LOVE the color pathway on the book cover. Hope I win!
Looking forward to trying some embroidery blocks.
I am looking forward to catching up! I started in on the first go around, but only finished five blocks. This time, I am prepared!
I am really hoping to have the time to follow along this time.
Really like the fact that all of the blocks will be together in one book. Maybe I could get them all done.
I enjoy sewing with a group, questions, answers, camaraderie…. sew many fabric choices… 😉
Looking forward to seeing everyone’s creations!
I want to learn new techniques by an assortment of designers.
I am looking forward to building my skill level.
I am looking forward to seeing all the different fabrics others will use in making the blocks.
Have a fat quarter collection I’ve been eating to use and this would be perfect.
Oops! Darn spell correct “wanting”
Looking forward to all the different techniques of making blocks!
Looking forward to learning new techniques and being introduced to new designers.
I’m looking forward to creating new blocks that I have yet to try. I always look forward to something new 🙂
This looks really fun to make, and it seems to be a vreat skill builder! Love it!
I’m looking forward to finishing my blocks!
I like to see lots of different blocks in my quilts. Thanks for the chance to win 😉
I am looking forward to sewing new blocks.
Looking forward to some new fresh designs along with some new fresh fabrics, not to mention thread. thanks for the chance
So excited to do this next Splendid Sampler project. Alex, your block is great…since it was released on Flag Day, I’m doing your block in red, white and blue. 🙂 Thanks for being one of the designers.