Starting July 5, 2021, Tourmaline & Thyme Quilts will be hosting a Forget Me Not Quilt Along (QAL). The QAL is scheduled so that you can finish the quilt top in November, which is Alzheimer’s Awareness month. This QAL will be available on our Facebook Page. You will be able to join other quilters for video tutorials, helpful hints, community spirit, and the opportunity to see others work. Think of this a virtual Quilting Bee! After the QAL is complete, the pattern will only be available for purchase.
We are working with other designers, vendors and shops to ensure we heighten awareness for Alzheimer’s. Stay tuned for more information!
What will you need? This QAL comes with a copy of the pattern and you will be emailed the link to the QAL in Facebook. After that, you will need the supplies listed in the pattern. It is not necessary to use the fabrics listed in the pattern. You can choose your own fabrics. In fact, the first week will help you convert the pattern to your own fabric palette!
What skill level is this QAL? This QAL is designed for confident beginners, but all are welcome! There are no y-seams, no foundation piecing and no applique. Think of half square triangles and flying geese.
When does it start? July 5, 2021. You can join and start at any time.
What if I miss the start? Not to worry! You can join and start at any time. There is no attendance requirements or quizzes. You work at your own pace. Sharing your progress with others is a great motivator to keep this from becoming another UFO in your collection.
How long does it run? The QAL is scheduled to run for eighteen weeks with a new section done every other week (9 sections). The schedule is set to motivate you not, shame you. Some will work faster than others. Those that work faster can give tips to those working more slowly. That is the beauty of a QAL.
What if I don’t do Facebook? Right now, that is the format we are using. However, we are looking into other formats for future QAL.