Partners in Design New QAL

Partners in Design are pleased to announce their next Quilt A Long -QAL – but you already knew what that meant.

We begin on July 6, 2021 with the final block publishing on October 5th. You will have one month to catch up and show your photos for the grand prize, which will be awarded November 16. You only need to make the block – no quilt or project is required!

The planning began in mid-winter when none of us were sure what the future held. We knew vaccines were coming, we were hoping for a more normal summer than last and we knew we were all ready to be on the go. I am proud to welcome you to our “Destination Quilt Along”.

Undoubtedly, we are all ready to quilt and travel with friends and this QAL will be a fun filled adventure of blocks. Part of the fun of a QAL is seeing all the creative ideas and, of course, the chance to win prizes. We will tell you more about those as we go along but lets get to the nitty gritty!

Below you will find a calendar which included the dates blocks are released and prizes awarded.

We run for 4 weeks in a row, and then breathe for week before beginning the next segment!

As in prior years, the posts go live on our blogs and Facebook at 8 AM, EDT.

While I am not making blocks, I will post each week a link to the blog post so you can follow from my blog. Like all samplers, a variety of colors that you love will work, but believe me, you can make this from your scrap heap too. For now, I would recommend some fabric for sky and water, as well as a pleasing backgrounds, a half yard of each will get you most of what you need.

How to Participate:
*Join the Facebook page. The top post will have the current pattern.
* Our patterns release Tuesday at 8 am EDT.  Remember patterns are free until the end of the QAL.

What is a little different?
*You only need to show finished 12″ blocks and post pictures (more on this later)
*Prizes are awarded to anyone, no matter where you live. We decided we would split the shipping costs, so you all benefit!

Whats the same as our other QALs?
*Any level of sewist is welcome. 
*Designs will be secret until the release date.
*Prizes will be awarded at the end of each segment.

As in years past, a few of our designers will make all the blocks and post them each week.

For 2021 the full time hosts are:
Jennifer @ Inquiring Quilter
Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Laura @ Slice of PI Quilts
Sherry @ Powered by Quilting

Prize Sponsors include many of our designers.
Other prize sponsors are listed in the graphic, but fee free to visit them here:

Island Batik Fabric
Make Modern
On Line Quilt Magazine

Quilter’s Dream Batting 

Most of all get ready for some fun! We’ll be back, probably before the start of the show, so keep an eye on our blogs!

Coming Up on the Blog:
12″ House Block/s
Fairy Tale Hop on 6/21
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd! – 6/22
OMG – will I finish????

Link Up:

Disclaimer: *Links with asterisk indicate an affiliate link and as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Your price is not any different, but a small percentage of the sale will go to supporting my blog.


  1. June 15, 2021 / 8:09 AM

    Will be fun to see what you all have come up with for this QAL!

  2. Nancy Bekedam
    June 15, 2021 / 11:06 AM

    Ditto what Wendy said!!! It’ll be interesting to see the blocks related to the theme!!!

  3. June 15, 2021 / 3:36 PM

    This sounds like it’s going to be a whole lot of fun. Looking forward to it.

  4. June 15, 2021 / 8:15 PM

    The QAL sounds like great fun! I always enjoy seeing what everyone makes! :)

  5. Susan Nixon
    June 15, 2021 / 9:38 PM

    This is the best news!

  6. June 16, 2021 / 2:17 PM

    Have fun with another of your group collabs. Such a great idea; I always enjoy seeing the creative blocks.

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