The Splendid Sampler Giveaway!

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 Splendid Sampler Quilt — from the book, now living with Jane Davidson in Australia!

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.]

click image for rafflecopter entry!


Want to WIN a copy of the book + a Large Let’s Go Sew Aurifil Thread Collection by Pat Sloan?


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.

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

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!the-splendid-sampler-industry-banner-v1-1

[Images courtesy of Pat Sloan, Jane Davidson, & Martingale.]



  1. I recently learned paper piecing and I love it! I look forward to those quilt blocks and to learning other new skills.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. I love seeing how different the blocks look with different fabric choices. Also love seeing all the different setting ideas.

  5. I am looking forward to trying new techniques. Thanks for sharing. the book looks wonderful.

  6. A wonderful challenge to complete 100 blocks; however, the real prize is a new quilt to wrap myself in. Yeah!!!!!!

  7. 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!

  8. 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~

  9. What an awesome team – Aurifil, Martingale and two very clever ideas ladies.
    Thanks to you all from a very happy participant.

  10. It’s amazing how so many different fabrics are used to make the blocks and how beautiful they all turn out.

  11. I think I am looking forward to using some older fabric for these blocks! And seeing what others have and will use!

  12. I love sampler quilts as you constantly change fabric and technique…never gets boring. Would love to have a look at the book.

  13. I am looking forward to seeing all the blocks done in different fabrics and learning something new.

  14. 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

  15. I’m looking forward to making a variety of different blocks and seeing what others make.

  16. Every quilt will be differ as you choose which blocks to make and how to set them together.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

    Sandi Timmons

  19. 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!

  20. Looking forward to seeing all the different ways the same block can look using different fabrics!!

  21. Looking forward to all the fun and seeing all these gorgeous blocks come together in the end!

  22. All the different blocks!!! & new ideas being shared by everyone too!! Thank you for chance to win this fun Give-a-way!! 🙂

  23. I’m looking forward to the variety of techniques used for the different blocks!

  24. 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.

  25. beside using up a lot of my scraps, I look forward to seeing all of the variations from other sewists!

  26. 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.

  27. I love the Splendid Sampler blocks! It is a good way to use up lots of scraps. The giveaways are great, as well!!

  28. I’m looking forward to completing more blocks and seeing the variety of fabric choices in the blocks made by everyone.

  29. I’m still learning to quilt. This looks like an awesome way to learn LOTS of new blocks and techniques!

  30. I am anxious to learn more techniques. It is fun to follow along with this journey.

  31. 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!

  32. 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!

  33. 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.

  34. Looking forward to seeing the colors and settings. Sew-alongs keep me focused. Thanks for the great giveaway and the opportunity to win.

  35. Looking forward to learning more about blocks. I’m new to making them so excited to trying something new.

  36. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s blocks it’s always fun to the different ways everyone chooses color and fabric

  37. Looking forward to making my first sampler quilt using a variety of techniques. Each of these blocks are beautiful and work well together.

  38. What a great selection of blocks.
    I look forward to using different techniques to make them!

  39. I’m looking forward to trying some new techniques. It’s always fun to work on a variety of blocks.

  40. 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

  41. I love seeing all the variety of techniques and colors used on these blocks! So happy to share the fun!!!

  42. I am most looking forward to learning all the different techniques and completing it!

  43. Looking forward to making the sampler and using up all my smaller scraps of fabric!

  44. Looking forward to seeing all the different blocks and seeing everyones color combinations.

  45. 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!

  46. I’ve been wanting to do an old fashion sampler with bright vivid colors, this would be perfect.

  47. I have been wanting to do a Sampler quilt forever and this is exactly what I want. There are just so many options.

  48. I’m looking forward to having a finished quilt! 🙂 I also like seeing everyone else’s version & making new quilty friends.

  49. 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.

  50. Would be great to win
    and learn more about
    sewing pieces together.
    Carla from Utah

  51. I want to enjoy the variety and the new types of skills to be learned!!! Thank you.

  52. I’m looking forward to learning new blocks, techniques, etc. Thanks for the chance!

  53. 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!

  54. I love seeing all the fabric combinations, so inspiring to see what folks put together.

  55. 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

  56. I can’t wait to sew all the different blocks and getting experience in sewing different shapes and seams.

  57. 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.

  58. 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!!

  59. 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!!

  60. Looking forward to learning new techniques together. Maybe it will also make me finish a quilt for a change! ndfromsdATgmailDOTcom

  61. I like the creativity, seeing different peoples interpretation of each block. Thanks for the giveaway!

  62. I love applique with some hand embroidery! Such a variety of blocks, so much fun!

  63. I look forward to seeing fabric choices in other sewers’ blocks and continuing with my still unfinished Splendid Sampler blocks.

  64. I have loved working on my Splendid Sampler and look forward to getting back to it and finishing some quilts.

  65. 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!

  66. 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.

  67. 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

  68. Looking forward to exciting new blocks to make. What a great looking book, thank you

  69. 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!

  70. 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.

  71. It’s fun and fascinating how others put fabrics together and melt the individual blocks into a cohesive quilt. Very talented people out there!

  72. 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.

  73. Great pattern & wonderful thread! What more could a quilter ask for! 👍💟

  74. 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.

  75. 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!

  76. I’m looking forward to seeing all of the new blocks! Thanks for the giveaway.

  77. 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.

  78. 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!

  79. 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.

  80. 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

  81. 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.

  82. I look forward to seeing others’ blocks, especially those that make their versions unique but still true to the block.

  83. I look forward to learning new techniques to create blocks and putting them together to make a beautiful quilt. Thanks!

  84. 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!

  85. 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!

  86. Really like the fact that all of the blocks will be together in one book. Maybe I could get them all done.

  87. I enjoy sewing with a group, questions, answers, camaraderie…. sew many fabric choices… 😉

  88. Have a fat quarter collection I’ve been eating to use and this would be perfect.

  89. Looking forward to learning new techniques and being introduced to new designers.

  90. This looks really fun to make, and it seems to be a vreat skill builder! Love it!

  91. Looking forward to some new fresh designs along with some new fresh fabrics, not to mention thread. thanks for the chance

  92. 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.

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