I believe that quilting creates connections and builds community. These are currently some of the community building tools, places, and spaces I have created or visit regularly. Thanks for joining me!
Community On My Blog
- Tutorials – This is a listing of all the free tutorials I have posted over the years on my site.
- Equilateral Triangle Calculator – The Equilateral Triangle Quilt Calculator is designed to help quilters understand how large their pieced quilt top made from equilateral triangles (60° triangles) will become. Instructions and graphics explaining the inputs and outputs are located below the calculator.
- Diatom Quilt Along (November 2022 – July 2021) – To participate, I will be asking quilters to purchase the Diatom quilt along pattern, which I will release in sections as the quilt along progresses, and all Quilting Jetgirl Patrons will be included in the quilt along for free as the yearly quilt pattern reward. Note that when you purchase the pattern you will not receive the pattern and you will be giving me permission to add you to my newsletter* so that you can receive the instructions during the quilt along. The pattern will be released mystery quilt style in sections on the dates listed in the schedule below, even though you will be able to see the full design before deciding if you want to participate in the quilt along. *Note that you will also receive my monthly newsletter and other occasional emails during the quilt along as part of my newsletter list.
- Planview Quilt Along (November 2021 – April 2022) – The official period for the quilt along is closed, and you can find the full Planview PDF pattern in my shop.
- Bokeh Quilt Along (November 2020 – May 2021) – The official period for the quilt along is closed, and you can find the full Aggregate Cross (the pattern was renamed after the quilt along) PDF pattern in my shop.
- Push-Pull Quilt Along (November 2019 – June 2020) – The official period for the quilt along is closed, and you can find the full Push-Pull PDF pattern in my shop.
- Wayward Transparency Quilt Along (September 2017 – January 2018) – The official period for the quilt along is closed, and you can find the full Wayward Transparency PDF pattern in my shop.
- Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along (July 2016 – September 2016) – The official period for the quilt along is closed, and you can find the full Snowflake Shimmer PDF pattern in my shop.
- Advice for New Quilt Bloggers – This is a compilation of posts written over several years and a good reference for quilt bloggers.
- Discussion – Quilting is more than just a creative outlet for me. I want to pause and reflect on larger ideas to cultivate a community of discussion and insight. Occasionally I host posts that are based around discussion topics, and I really enjoy engaging in email responses with readers. Also, the comments and insights left in the comments are often just as valuable (if not more so) than my post content.
Community Outside My Blog
- Quilting Jetgirl Facebook Group – This is a great resource for the Quilting Jetgirl community to be able to gather together and support one another and interact with each other in addition to interacting directly with me.
- Quilting Jetgirl Facebook Page
- Quilt Pattern Designers Facebook Group – I was one of the founding group administrators for the Quilt Pattern Designers Facebook group, which was created to bring together experienced and new pattern designers to share advice and make connections. The group is for those that are already in the quilt pattern writing business and those planning on entering the business.