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Lovely Pinwheels Quilt Along in April 2023!

Learn the story behind this quilt and join the 5-week QAL with AMAZING prizes each week!


BUY PATTERN HERE.


I am so excited to invite you to the Lovely Pinwheels QAL next month, April 2023! This will be my first time to host a QAL and I have some AMAZING prizes lined up each week by some very generous sponsors. Read on to learn more!


Lap Size


About the Quilt


The Lovely Pinwheels pattern is for confident beginners and a super easy quick quilt to make, especially if you make the 42” x 54” child size version. The 66” x 78” lap size is a quick make too. The pattern consists to two traditional pinwheel blocks and each block comes with a video tutorial linked within the pattern for visual learners.


I designed this pattern in recognition of April’s National Child Abuse Prevention month and for the hundreds of thousands of survivors around the world. Each April, child abuse professionals from 900+ nonprofit Child Advocacy Centers from across the world place blue pinwheels throughout their community to represent children who have received services. As a former social worker and Director of a Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), I saw first-hand the effects of child abuse as well as the need for the community to support their local non-profit CAC. I hope you will consider making the child size quilt to donate to your local CAC. Children are given a stuffed animal, blanket or quilt at the end of their appointment. I'll be donating one as well as making a monetary donation to my local CAC from a portion of sale of this pattern.

Child Size



 

QAL Details


The pattern launches Saturday April 1st, 2023 so make sure to grab your PDF digital download copy here at that time so you can start thinking about which fabrics to choose and which size you would like to make. Here are a few beautiful versions by my testers for inspiration!



If you end up donating your child size quilt to your local Child Advocacy Center or child abuse serving organization (you can locate yours here), please also use the hashtags #NationalChildAbusePreventionMonth and #ChildAdvocacyCenter .

You do not have to donate to be eligible to win prizes. If your quilt guild is interested in receiving the child size Lovely Pinwheels pattern to use in their philanthropic efforts of supporting their local CAC, please have your board president fill out this request form.

 

Prizes & Sponsors


 

It’s going to be a fun April full of happy pinwheels and great prizes! I hope you will join all of us in this 5-week QAL for connection, community and all the quilty goodness we will enjoy together.🧡


Until then.....Make lovely things,


Belle 🔔










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6 Comments


How much will the digital download cost?

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Belle Brunner
Belle Brunner
Mar 27, 2023
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The paper and Digital are the same price- $14. However, the paper pattern will have shipping costs and digital does not.

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Wendy Reid
Wendy Reid
Mar 25, 2023

Is there a digital pattern or is it required to buy the paper pattern? Beautiful quilt!

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Belle Brunner
Belle Brunner
Mar 26, 2023
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Hi Wendy - the digital pattern releases April 1st . The link is in the blog article and you will be able to purchase the digital version the morning of the 1st 😊. The paper pattern is available now to allow for patterns to arrive to customers by the 5th. Thanks for joining! 🧡

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Would you mind letting me know what fabric A, B1, and B2 are in your blue sample lovely pinwheels quilt. This will help me pick my fabrics. Jabreashears@icloud.com

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Belle Brunner
Belle Brunner
Mar 18, 2023
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Your A fabrics are the dark navy in my version.


B1 fabrics are the medium grey.


B2 fabrics are the brighter blue.

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