Quiltnon Details

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Hi Everyone,

As you all undoubtedly know, Quiltcon starts tomorrow so for us lonely souls at home we are presenting Quiltnon.

Here is the lowdown....

Starting at Noon Pacific - 3pm Eastern tomorrow and going through Noon Pacific 3pm Eastern on Sunday we will be posting fun weekend games and challenges on Instagram under the hashtag #quiltnon2016

Every 2-3 hrs from approximately 9am Eastern until Midnight Pacific (in the US) will be hosted by one of our lovely volunteers. They will be able to help you if you have questions about what is going on. When a new volunteer takes over she will post this photo on the hashtag and you can ask her a question on the post bearing this image.
Each hostess will also post a challenge, game, or tutorial. The challenges will have prizes. The rules and details are posted farther down in this post.

We have some great sponsors for prizes. Please consider purchasing items from them so that they can continue to support our community with their great products.

Prize Donors include:


Make Modern Magazine

Little Bluebell 

 Make It Modern Events 

  Kid Giddy

As well as prizes from my shop, some of the hostesses, and other Good Samaritans.

Since you do not have access to the vendor hall at Quiltcon you can find a lot of the same fabrics with our virtual vendors:

Westwood Acres 

Use coupon code Quiltnon10 for a 10% discount on your order during the event.

Batiks Etcetera and Sew What Fabrics 

 Use coupon code Quiltnon10 for a 10% discount on your order during the event.

and of course my shop

The Intrepid Thread  

Use coupon code Quiltnon10 for a 10% discount on your order during the event.

In addition to 3 prize subscriptions Make Modern is offering a discount code on single issues and bundles in their online shop until April 1st with this code: Quiltnon16

Rules (or just information that you might like to know):

There are tutorials and challenges. The challenges have prizes and you are eligible for those prizes if you enter the challenge in the time period that it is posted. This gives you lots of chances to win prizes. So you have a chance no matter if you can only play once or twice during the weekend or every time.

Some of the time slots will be for tutorials. Tutorials also have prizes associated with them but they will be awarded on Sunday. We have a tutorial for a basket, a pillow, and tutorials for 6" blocks to make a mini sampler quilt as a memento of the weekend. If you finish any of these projects during the weekend you will be eligible for one of the three prizes on Sunday.

We will post a UFO challenge at the beginning of the event tomorrow and there will be a prize for that on Sunday as well.

Come and play... do one or do all of the challenges. It s up to you how much you participate. Make sure you use the hashtag when you post #quiltnon2016


I will add a link here to each of the tutorials as they are published.

The Pixie Basket 

by Heidi Staples of 
If you make the Pixie Basket you will be eligible for a drawing on Sunday for a 6 month Subscription to Make Modern Magazine

Our Sampler Blocks Tutorials:

The Stacked HSTs Block

By Melissa at SewbitterSweet Designs
You can find the fabric Melissa used in her design, You+Me,  at our sponsor Batiks Etcetera

The Mini Trellis Block
By Reene at Nellie's Niceties
You can find the fabrics that Reene used in her design, Blueberry Park, at our sponsor The Intrepid Thread

By Me :)

You can find the fabrics I used in my design, Canyon, at our sponsor Westwood Acres

 The Double Hourglass Block  

 By Ginny @fishcreekstudio

The Fancy Fat Cat Block  

By Polly of Pieces by Polly
This block tutorial is sponsored by Fairfield.

If you make six blocks in for our mini sampler you will be eligible for a drawing on Sunday. To clarify you do not have to make the whole quilt just the blocks. There are now a total of 7 blocks but you only have to make 6 to me eligible for a Fat Quarter Bundle of 12 of the new Alison Glass Sunprints sponsored by Me :) Please use the hashtag #quiltnonsampler with a picture of your 6 blocks so that it is easier for us to find you for the giveaway tomorrow.

If you have asked a question here and not gotten an answer it is because you are no reply meaning that I cannot contact you because your email does not show when you reply. Please leave your email if you have a question just in case you are no reply. You can code it so the bots won't spam you by saying "soanso at suchnsuchemail dot com"

I know some people do not use Instagram. I am sorry. It is really the only way to run this event because we need real time feedback. I am not doing this for my business it is simply a way to keep my mind off of the fact that I can't go to Quiltcon. So again I am sorry that I can't make it fit for everyone.

30 comments on "Quiltnon Details"
  1. Thanks! I look forward to participating this weekend!

  2. Thanks! I look forward to participating! This should be fun!

  3. Such a fun concept Julie! Thank you for distracting us!

  4. It sounds like you have put a lot of time and energy into this already! Thanks so much. I am looking forward to it. :-)

  5. Quiltnon - LOL! And I did. What a fun idea!

  6. Thanks for hosting this! I'm looking forward to squeezing this in between work.

  7. Thank you, I am really looking forward to it. This will be the first one that I missed :)

  8. Super awesome idea, and I love the name. Worth figuring out how to use that forgotten instagram account!

  9. This is going to be fine! Thanks for sponsoring and helping all of us to not feel left out of it!

  10. Great idea! I will keep my eye out for it all on IG

  11. Thanks so much - I've never been to Quiltcon, but it was the Twitter feed from the very first one held that brought me back to sewing after a 20 year hiatus. I've been inspired and enthralled since - by people like you and everyone seeing this string no doubt. Re-connecting with my creative, maker self has changed my life. You are the kind of people who do things like Quiltnon - it's like I've gained a new family too!

  12. Thank you for this interesting events..

  13. Thank you for this interesting events..

  14. This is such a wonderful idea! Thank you in advance for all you've done - I know I'm going to love the ideas and inspiration!

  15. Thanks Julie! I live just North of you and part of me wants to just jump in the car and drive down there tomorrow!

  16. We just bought a board game shop and the old adage of "You can't please everyone" rings more and more true everyday. You are doing a great job. I'm unable to play along but I may peek in every now and then to see what everyone else is up to.

  17. That is so darn clever! I love it! You all are amazing... I will be trying to keep up with Quiltnon2016! Is there a way to share that icon on IG?

  18. So I'm not an IG expert so I just want to clarify. I participate by using my own IG account and using the hashtag #Quiltnon2016? How do I see everyone else's posts? Just search for that hashtag? Thanks for the help.

    1. The hashtag becomes a link once yo post it if you just click on it you will see all of the other posts that use that hashtag.

  19. YAY!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!! Thank you Julie!!!!

  20. What a fun idea and why to keep everyone involved that can follow along.
    thanks for doing this

  21. I have to call it NonQuiltNon because, super sadly, (1) I don't have Instagram, and, (2) all my belongings are in storage due to foreclosure :( I do look forward to following, just the same.

  22. This is so great! But I'm struggling with time difference. Hahaha. Let's see if time allows me to join in. I might me late in the three hour window. So much fun anyway!

  23. Great idea - I am loving it! I may be having a moment, but please help anyways: there are 4 block tutorials listed in your blog post, but you want a mini sampler quilt with 6 blocks? Thanks!

  24. Great idea - I am loving it! I may be having a moment, but please help anyways: there are 4 block tutorials listed in your blog post, but you want a mini sampler quilt with 6 blocks? Thanks!

    1. yes, there are now five up... I just posted one live on IG because I didn't think the 5th one was coming... and there is one coming later tonight. You don't have to make the mini sampler quilt just the blocks. And now that there are 7 you only have to do 6 to be entered in the drawing. I don't expect you to finish the quilts by tomorrow.


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