Thursday, May 5, 2016

Meadow Mystery Quilt-Along Starts in 2 Months!

I am very excited to announce that the next mystery quilt, the Meadow Mystery Quilt is going to be kicking off in about two months on July 7th!  The pattern is drafted, tested, reviewed and ready to go!



The Meadow Mystery Quilt is a free quilt-along that will run from July 2016 until April 2017 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month. The mystery quilt is a 60" x 60" lap size quilt.

We will kick off the quilt-along in July with the fabric requirements and some helpful hints to pick fabrics and colors (you will have an entire month to gather fabrics before the cutting instructions in August).

Here are some more details about the upcoming mystery quilt...

1.  Quilt-along Instructions The monthly instructions will be posted to this blog as blog posts (and can always be found in the Mystery Quilt tab above) and also sent out as an easy to print pdf through e-mail to the distribution list.  

If you would like to be added to the e-mail distribution list, simply leave a comment on this post (with your e-mail if you are a no reply blogger) or send an e-mail to me at cheryljbrickey (at) gmail (dot) com. (If you received the e-mails for the Midnight Mystery quilt, you are already on the list so there is no need to sign up again).

2.  Button - I have made a button for the mystery quilt :)  If you decide to join in on the quilt-a-long and have a blog I would love it if you posted the button.





grab button for Meadow Mist Designs
<div class="meadow-mist-designs-button" style="width: 200px; margin: 0 auto;"> <a href="http://meadowmistdesigns.blogspot.com/p/mystery-quilt.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> <img src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GhlB0BHjq6s/Vyoy5VlypDI/AAAAAAAAFJY/_mrH32OyrFEh9nWS_JaI5S_3c-fFP9mMwCLcB/s1600/Meadow%2BMystery%2BLogo%2B200px.jpg" alt="Meadow Mist Designs" width="200" height="200" /> </a> </div>

3.  Prizes - We will have prizes!  Prizes will be given out randomly to quilters who submit quilts or quilt tops to the reveal parade in April 2017.  We already have 6 sponsors and hope to add some more in the coming weeks.  More details about the individual sponsors and prizes will be announced in June.

4.  The Un-Mystery Quilt - Want to join in the fun but making a mystery quilt is not your thing?  If you would like to see the final pattern to decide whether to join in, or to help pick colors; simply e-mail me and I will send you a sneak peak (the only rule is that you have to keep the design completely to yourself as to not spoil anyone else's surprise). **I will begin sending sneak peeks on June 2nd, not before **

5.  Facebook Group - We already have over 400 active members in our Facebook Group (Meadow Mist Designs Facebook Group) sewing together!  Join the group today so you can share and see everyone else's fabric, progress pictures, and finished quilts.

5.  Thank You to Pattern Testers - I would like to sincerely thank my 5 pattern testers and reviewers who have helped make the pattern the best it can be:

Allison CB
Lila H.
Shauna T. of Shauna's World

6.  Quilt Kits - Bear Creek Quilting Company will be selling some quilt kits for this mystery quilt.  More details will be posted on this blog in June.  (You can also sign up for notification of kits availability right here).  

6.  Previous Mystery Quilts - The instructions for my previous mystery quilts are located in the Mystery Quilt tab above (and are always available so you can start them at any time).  Both patterns are also available as digital pdf versions from my Etsy shop (Midnight Mystery and Foothills Mystery) for those that would prefer a single, easy to print versions of the patterns.



I think that is everything for now.  I hope that you are planning on joining me for a fun mystery quilt!  If you have any questions or would like to be added to the e-mail distribution list, you can leave them as a comment or e-mail me at cheryljbrickey (at) gmail (dot) com.


71 comments:

  1. I am so excited to participate again this year, and I would love to be added to the email list. Thank you!

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  2. Yes please! Sign me up! Sounds great!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I'm in :) Loved doing Midnight Mystery.

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  4. I would love to participate in the mystery. Please add me to the email list. Thank you.
    Shelia. stitchedfromtheheart@yahoo.com

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  5. I would love to participate in the mystery. Please add me to the email list. Thank you.
    Shelia. stitchedfromtheheart@yahoo.com

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  6. I was so impressed with your last mystery quilt along, I simply cannot resist this one! Please count me in and add me to your email list! Cedarforksarah@gmail.com

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  7. Loved the Midnight Mystery quilt and will definitely participate in the Meadow Mystery. Thank you for such a splendid offering.

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  8. Hooray! Can't wait to start picking fabrics.

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  9. Yay! I am so excited for the new mystery QAL!!

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  10. Could you add me to your list? Fabricdiva54 at gmail. Thank you.

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  11. Hi Cheryl, Looking forward to it. I would like to be added to the e-mail list. Thanks.

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  12. I would like to be on the email list. Had so much fun and love my quilt from Midnight quilt.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  13. HI Cheryl! I'm excited for this mystery quilt, the last one was SO much fun! Please add me to the email list. quiltnparty@gmail.com

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  14. Yay! Can't wait for your new mystery to start! I love my quilt from last year's mystery, and it's draped across my couch right now. Please add me to the email list too!

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  15. I am definitely joining this time! Can't wait. pcjwikander@hotmail.com

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  16. Please add me to the list. This will be the first mystery quilt for me.

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  17. Super excited for this mystery quilt party (I can call it a party, right?) to kick off.

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  18. I'd love to be added to your email list for the Meadow Mystery QAL! jfloresruz1@gmail.com

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  19. This is going to be so fun! The last one was a blast and I can't wait to start on this one! :)

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  20. Please add me to the email list~

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  21. Hey! I'm an engineer by day and a quilter by night, too! And I'm pumped about the Meadow Mystery QAL.

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  22. Hi Cheryl: I'm in for sure. I'd still like the quilt to be a mystery but could I possibly have the fabric requirements and hints in advance as I find the quilt shops in my area get a bit sparse in the summer so it will be easier to find fabric now. I'd like to be on the email list as well.

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  23. Please add me to your email list for this mystery! Thank you!

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  24. yay! can't wait! I think I am already on the list, but here it is in case I am not.
    barbara.dougherty126@gmail.com

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  25. Love your designs! Please add me to the list...
    lvkwilt(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thank you!

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  26. I loved your last mystery. Add me to your email list.
    Kathryn dot Laposata at gmail dot com

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  27. I am new to your blog and it is great, thanks! Please put me on the email notification list for the mystery quilt; I would love to play along! Thanks again. Cathy Email is cathymorri@gmail.com

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  28. Please add me to the email list, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com. I've never done a mystery quilt before.

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  29. I missed the last one! Please count me in!
    Sandy A
    scotty4me39 (at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Can't wait for the mystery to start! Please add me to the email list.
    patkatttner@yahoo.com

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  32. Very exciting! I looking forward to keeping this one a mystery.

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  33. I always enjoy watching you mystery quilt unfold :)

    -Soma

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  34. Loved doing last years mystery qal so will definitely be joining in again this year. I have quite a few things on the ago at the moment but hay what's one more!!

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  35. Very excited Cheryl, I am going through Fabric this weekend. I think I also will get some Shot Cotton to use. I just posted to my blog.

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  36. i would love to do your mystery please add my email to your list.
    ycraig56@hotmail.com

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  37. Please add me nelsongrc at shaw.ca

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  38. Yes! Would love to join in. Lboneberg(at)gmail.(dot)com

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  39. I'm in! Please sign me up! :-)

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  40. I loved last year's mystery, so definitely sign me up for this year's.

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  41. I'd love to be added to the list. Thanks so much! coudre at dmdrafting dot com

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  42. Fun! I've never done a mystery quilt before. Sign me up!

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  43. I would like to sign up please!

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    1. Hi SewingKatt, I would love to sign you up, but you are a no reply blogger so I have no way of finding out your e-mail address. If you would like to join you can e-mail me directly with your address and I'll add you :)

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  44. Thank you so much! I am looking forward to joining. Abh10066(at)aol(dot)com

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  45. yes, please include me...
    jsorensen794 at yahoo dot com

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  46. I would love to participate in the mystery. Please add me to the email list. Thank you.
    mmamimone@aol.com

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  47. This looks like so much fun. I'm in!

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  48. I don't know how I missed this post Cheryl, but of course I'm signing up and now your pretty Meadow Mystery button is residing happily on my blog's sidebar!

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  49. this sounds like fun.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  50. Love your Mystery Quilts. Your directions are always so easy to follow.

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  51. Wow mistory quilts are big right now the ladies i sew with are doing one... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  52. Looking forward to seeing the mystery revealed.

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  53. I really hope to be able to join! Love all the previous quilts! Yay!

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  54. Your mystery quilts are awesome. I remember how fun it was to see all the quilts in your final link-up for Midnight Mystery. I wish I could join in, but right now I'm in the middle of another project and I don't dare over-commit. But I'll keep watch and maybe I can join in later.

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  55. I have never done a Mystery Quilt-a-long! Sounds like such fun!! My son would looooove the Midnight Mystery Quilt!!!

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  56. Sounds wonderful, but I fall into that category of quilters who just don't like the mystery in mystery quilts. Could you send me the unmystery preview? Based on your previous mysteries I'm sure I'll love it so please add me to the email distribution list as well since I'll probably have to start later, what with the upcoming blog hop and all!

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  57. A new Mystery QAL - always sounds so tempting! I have to say I've sworn off mysteries, but I will be following along to watch it come together - that's always fun!!!

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  58. Wow another great mystery quilt. I can't wait to start pulling fabrics. Also thanks for sharing inspiration in Lara's mini blog hop for her new book on applique:)

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  59. Why are there so many new temptations from Lara's blog hop??? I haven't done a mystery quilt in years, it might be time to try one again. I just hope I can keep up.

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  60. Looks like a fun QAL! I can't wait to see more!

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  61. Visiting from BuzzinBumble. I've never tried a mystery quilt; sounds like that's a quilt that needs to go on my list.

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  62. I never tried a mystery quilt, and now is not the time to start a new project... but it is definitely tempting! I may have to come back to this when current commitments are under control ;-)

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  63. I have never made a mystery quilt. Very tempted to try one!

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  64. Meadow Mystery is intriguing - have to add it to my might try it list.

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  65. I'm thinking I might like to try this. Please add me to your email list jana.snow@verizon.net
    Thank you

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