Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2018 BOM List

It's the 3rd year I've scoured the web for Block of the Month programs and Quilt-A-Longs, and there have never been so many! As of today, there are 68 on this list (10 more than when Wonky Press subscribers received this list in January, first dibs)! Settle down with a hot cup of coffee or tea (and maybe some chocolate) and peruse. There are so many wonderful programs to start the year off in a quilty way (thank you especially to Sarah Goer for all your help!). 

Back in 2013, I followed the Sister's Ten BOM with GenX Quilters and made two quilts - one for me and one for my sister. I learned so much! Full story here.

BOMs and QALs must follow these requirements to make the list:
1. They start(ed) in January or February 2018.

2. There is significant information about them available on the internet (note: some that are solely on Instagram are difficult to follow/track down, so I've only included a couple).

3. They connect with quilting in some way.

I organized the BOMs into four categories. All NEW programs added since the newsletter are marked with an asterisk*.

Finally, check out The Wonky Press Issue 7 for more info about what BOMs are, and The Wonky Press Issue 8 for my tips on joining a BOM. Enjoy - I hope you find the program that's right for you!


2018 Color Challenge - Jen of Patterns By Jen

2018 Make Nine (A Gentle Challenge for Makers) - Rochelle of Lucky Lucille

*A Novel Idea - A Bookcase Quilt Using Novelty Fabrics - Victoriana Quilt Designs

*Beginnings QAL (especially for beginner quilters!) - The Intrepid Thread

Boulder MQG BOM - Boulder Modern Quilt Guild

*Calendar Quilt - Mania for Quilts

Clementine Quilt Along (suggested donation $5 per block to St. Judes, with matching donations up to $20,000) - Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics

Colorful Butterflies - Claudia's Quilts

Designer of the Month - Pat Sloan and Aurifil Thread

*Free Motion Challenge QAL - Angela Walters

Giant Block Tutorial Series - Erica of Kitchen Table Quilting

In The Summer Time - Pat Sloan

It's A "Wild" Life: 2018 BOM (free initially) - Sew Incredibly Crazy and Friends

Patchwork Barn Quilt (free for Star Members) - Edyta Sitar for The Quilt Show

Plus Block QAL - Steph Jacobson @stephkucera

Modern Free Motion Quilting QAL (#modernfmqqal) - Jessica Skultety of Quilty Habit (oh, that's me!) for the Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild

*Postcard from Sweden - Sandra Walker of Mmmquilts

She's Our Star: 2018 BOM (honoring Nancy Zieman) - Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC

Simple Sampler QAL - Nancy Scott of Masterpiece Quilting

Squared Away by Mari of The Academic Quilter and soscrappy

Star Spangled - Forth Worth Fabric Studio

Starry Bright Sky QAL (free if you finish each month's block) - Alida (TweLoQ) Designs

Sweetest Things Sampler QAL - Dawn of Honeybee Cloths and Michelle of CreativeBlonde

Temperature Quilt 2018 Quilt Along (#tempquilt18) - Chris Simon of Colorful Om

Three's Company BOM - Patchwork Posse

Tiptoe QAL - Porch Swing Quilts

Ultimate Sampler Quilt - 365 Challenge - Kathryn Kerr


Patterns or Books with Concurrent Online Quilt-A-Longs:

2018 Block of the Month Sampler (purchase The Quilter's Planner) - Cheryl Brickey and Stephanie Palmer of The Quilter's Planner

Celestial Star Stitch-Along (EPP) (purchase Quilting on the Go: English Paper Piecing by Sharon Burgess) - Carolyn Pytlik and Red Thread Studio

City Tiles - Emily of Quilty Love

Classic Meets Modern QAL - Kelly Young of My Quilt Infatuation

Dresden Neighborhood - Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams

Elizabeth Hartman All The Animals Sew-Along (purchase one or more patterns) - Angie of Gnome Angel

Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt Sew-along (purchase The Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt book by Laurie Aaron Hird) - Angie of Gnome Angel

Girl Next Door QAL - Charlotte Noll and Red Thread Studio

Heartland Heritage Sew Along - Heather of The Sewing Loft and Amy Ellis

Machine Quilting Party 2018 (purchase Explore Walking Foot Quilting with Leah Day) - author Leah Day

*Patches of Blue QAL (purchase Patches of Blue) - book author Edyta Sitar

Patchwork City Sewalong 2018 (#patchworkcitysewalong2018 - purchase Patchwork City by Elizabeth Hartman) - on Instagram with @bibliosewandso and @nicships

Rainy Days and Sun Days (purchase Distinctive Dresdens) - book author Katja Marek of Katja's Quilt Shoppe

Regatta Sew Along - Roseanne of Home Sewn By Us

Row Along (purchase Quilting Row By Row) - book authors Jeanette White and Erin Hamilton of The Piper's Girls

*Sewing a Village Sew-a-long (purchase Village pattern by Jumble, Ms. Rosie's Quilt Co.) - Stitch Supply Co.

*Sienna Burst QAL (purchase Sienna Burst pattern) - Meghan Buchanan of Then Came June

Snowflake Suite (4 patterns to choose from) - Jessie Zeigler of Threaded Quilting

Squiggles Quilt Along (purchase Piece and Quilt with Precuts) - author Christa Watson of Christa Quilts

*Wainwright QAL (purchase Wainwright pattern) - Carolyn Friedlander

Year of the Fat Quarter (various patterns and bundles available for purchase) - Fat Quarter Shop


Patterns Available for Purchase:

Aunt Grace Baskets of Scraps - It's Sew Emma with Marcus Fabrics

Bristle Creek Farmhouse - Marcus Fabrics

Etoiles Rouges - Kathryn Kerry of Green Avenue Quilts

Golden Days - Jen Kingwell

Les Amis Quilt - 2018 Craftsy BOM - Shelley Cavanna and Craftsy

Monthly Sampler Mini - Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane


Subscription Programs:

Aunt Grace Baskets of Scraps BOM - Judie Rothermel for Marcus Brothers Fabrics through Fat Quarter Shop

BOM 2018 (3 quilts to choose from) - Esther Aliu

Grasshopper Quilt BOM - Sarah Fielke

Hanami BOM - LoveBug Studios (started in Dec.)

*Inner Garden BOM - Anna Maria Horner

Mandolin Quilt Club (EPP) - Jodi of Tales of Cloth

Mighty Lucky Quilting Club - Lucky Spool Media

Murder Mystery Quilt by Whip Stitch

My Magical Garden - Sue Pelland Designs

Rainbow Triangles Mystery BOM - Rebecca Bryan of Bryan House Quilts

Simple Folk Quilt BOM - Sarah Fielke

Stellar Stars BOM - Blast Off Club - Cristy Fincher of Purple Daisies Quilting


  1. Wow! That's so many. Thank you so much for putting it together!

  2. Hi Jessica.I am also running a free mystery calendar quilt this year.

  3. Thank you for the listn there are so many it’s hard to make a choice.
    There’s another free QAL which started yesterday at “Musings of a menopausal melon” which promises to be interesting for lovers of HSTs: which will result in a very colourful quilt.

  4. That is one long list of Block of the Month programs. I do enjoy them and maybe will seek out one later in the year....


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