Past Finishes

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Marble Mystery Quilt Starting in Two Weeks ++ Sponsors & Prizes

Only two weeks until the kick off of the Marble Mystery Quilt Along!  I am so excited and I hope that you are too!  You can find out all about the quilt along here including dates, the un-mystery quilt option, and the Facebook group.


For the Marble Mystery quilt along, each set of instructions are posted on the first Thursday of each month. The first Thursday of July happens to be the 4th, so the kick off will be a day early, on Wednesday July 3rd.


This has been my most asked question, how to join in on the Marble Mystery quilt?  There is no official sign up, list, or cost to join in the mystery quilt along.  Each set of instructions will be posted to this blog as a post on the first Thursday of each month.

To ensure you do not miss any of the posts, you can do any of the following:

  • Join the Meadow Mist Designs Newsletter, the newsletter typically is sent out the day after the instructions are posted with a link to that month's instructions.


Check out all of our generous sponsors and the prizes they are donating. All prizes will be given out randomly to those that enter the final reveal parade (finished quilt tops or finished quilts).  Be sure to scroll to the bottom for an awesome giveaway.

I want to thank all of our sponsors for generously donating prizes for this quilt along!  Without further ado, here are the sponsors in random order...

Large Spool Collection - 12 Large Spools

Aurifil is a favorite of quilters for their high quality, wonderful colors, and variety of thread weights.  Aurifil thread is made from the finest cottons grown in the Mako region of Egypt and manufactured in Milano, Italy.

$25 Gift Certificate - 3 Winners

Myra of Busy Hands Quilts makes custom quilts and designs quilt patterns.  Her patterns include instructions for all sizes from wall to king, including two lap sizes, wherever possible.  Clear instructions with easy-to-read charts and diagrams are also a part of her patterns, as well  as fabric requirements using yardage and precuts when applicable.  She loves strip piecing because it saves time and she includes directions for strip piecing if it works for the pattern.  You can find all of her patterns in her shop, Busy Hands Quilts.

Custom Table Runner

In addition to teaching and designing knitting patterns Ellen, from The Chilly Dog, is also a skilled weaver. Merging sustainable design practices and Finnish-American craftsmanship, she primarily weaves with deconstructed, used textiles on the rug loom built and used by her grandfather. See what Ellen is weaving today on Instagram. Elle is giving out an fabulous Handwoven 12 x 35" cotton/linen/nettle fiber/silk table runner. You can see behind the scenes of her process and loom in her video.

2 Winners - Zipper Pouch

Since 1984, Darcy Falk as been creating original artworks from textiles, using a wide variety of techniques, including a full range of surface design processes, including dyeing, painting, and embellishing.

Her work has been included in national and regional juried and invitational exhibits in New Mexico, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Colorado, Oregon, California, extensively throughout the state of Arizona, including at the Coconino Center for the Arts (Flagstaff), Tohono Chul Park (Tucson), and Sky Harbor International Airport and in international exhibits in Japan, Europe and Australia. She recently exhibited her work at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego.

Darcy creates beautiful home accessories and bags through her shop Tallulah Art Head. She is generously giving away 2 small zipper pouches using oilcloth fabric.

$50 Gift Certificate

Backside Fabrics specializes in wide quilt backing fabrics that are both beautiful and affordable. I love wide back fabrics so I do not have to piece a backing and Backside Fabrics has the largest selection I have ever seen.

$35 Gift Certificate

The Fat Quarter Shop features high quality quilting fabric for quilting, sewing, crafters and fabric lovers of all ages. They have all of the latest prints as well as a huge selection of solids, patterns, notions, quilt kits.

$50 Gift Certificate

North Star Quilt Shop is your trusty sidekick on all your quilting escapades! With a hand-picked array of fabulous fabrics, notions, and boundless inspiration, we're here to ignite your creativity and breathe life into your quilt projects. Visit North Star Quilt shop, Instagram, and Facebook.

Longarm Quilting for Mystery Quilt (or Equivalent)

Andrea and Caitlin are sisters from the Twin Cities, MN. They did not grow up sewing or quilting but their grandma and mom did lots of quilting and sewing. As they grew older, they decided that we wanted to give these skills a try and fell in love with quilting. As they kept quilting, Andrea and Caitlin decided to start a longarm business to bring people’s quilts to life.  You can visit their website.

Quilted Ever After will provide quilting, thread, and return shipping for the winner. Winner pays to ship the quilt to us and for batting.

Quilting Jetgirl
2 winners of 2 pdf patterns each

Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl is back as a sponsor! Yvonne blogs at Quilting Jetgirl. She has been quilting for 20+ years and credits quilting with helping her feel balanced and connected to both her local hometown community and a larger global community. Her patterns are available through her shop.

$100 longarm quilting voucher

Quilting by Anne-Marie offers custom and digital edge-to-edge long arm quilting services to quilters nationwide. Whether you're modern, traditional, or somewhere in between, Anne-Marie will work with you to select a design to complement your quilt. She strives to provide excellent customer service in a timely fashion.

Prize details: $100 will cover many designs of edge-to-edge longarm quilting of mystery quilt (or equivalent size quilt). Winner responsible for shipping (both ways) and batting.

$20 Gift Certificates - 2 Winners

Soma of InkTorrents Graphics is a multitalented artist creating intricate paper pieced designs, beautiful paintings, and stunning photographs.  You can visit Soma on her website to see her artwork and in her shop where you can purchase her art and photo prints, journals, and quilt patterns.  Soma is offering a $20 gift certificate to quilt patterns from her shop.

2 pdf Patterns - 2 Winners

Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs focuses on producing innovative patterns with clear instructions by combining her technical writing and math skills with her love of quilting. She loves teaching computer aided quilt design and basic quilting skills to others. You can find all of her patterns in her shop and she just published her third book, Just Two Charm Pack Quilts.

3 pdf patterns

Heather Briggs is the owner and quilt pattern designer for My Sew Quilty Life. She designs one-of-a-kind beautiful quilts using traditional piecing methods for any level maker. She loves a beautiful romantic color palette that tells a timeless story especially with floral based quilt designs and designs incorporating cute details like bows.

2 winners of 2 pdf patterns

Karin Pudenz of BluePip Designs is a pattern designer who loves experimenting with color, scrappiness, and new techniques. She finds it hard to resist a quilt-along and is excited to be both participating and sponsoring this year's Marble Mystery Quilt. She faithfully blogs all of her quilt projects along with a monthly progress report to hold herself accountable to her quilting goals and manage that WIP list!

$50 Gift Certificate

Connecting Threads is known for their excellent in-house fabric collections and kits, shipping speed and prices around the world, and fabulous blenders and matching thread.

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  1. Smart to move the first day for the quilt along up to July 3rd this year. It will be a treat to follow along!

  2. Enhoyed the lovely Malted Mystery quilt. Looking forward to the Marble Mystery.

  3. Will there be fabric kits available from one of your special vendors?

  4. Are the contest open to just U.S citizens. I live in Canada. Just Nice to know ahead of time

    1. Most of the prizes (except for the longarming and handmade goods) are for everyone all around the world.

  5. Looking forward to this year's mystery. It's always a lot of fun.


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