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Thank you to everyone who showed off their star projects last month.

Another first of the month, another Show Me Something quilt challenge and linkup. In August, Show Me Something Free Motion!

Free-motion quilting has so many opportunities: all-over stipple or meander, echoing motifs on fabric or in piecing, detailed micro-quilting, ruler work! Triangular meandering is one of my favorite motifs.

Sometime in August please Show Me Something Free Motion! Choose a quilt project you've already finished or use Show Me Something as a one-month quilt challenge to finish something new. Just make sure to linkup by August 30. See all the details below.

Some of my favorite FMQ resources (affiliate links on books):

Some of my favorite FMQ tools (affiliate links):

Here are the linkup details:

  • The monthly Show Me Something quilt linkup will start on the first of the month and continue until midnight (PST) on the last day of the month.
  • You may linkup a maximum of 3 new or old finished projects that fit the theme.
  • You may linkup a blog post or Instagram post.
  • If you linkup from a blog post, please link back to this post in your post. If you post from Instagram, you can tag me @sarahgoerquilts.
  • Visit others in the community who share their projects... and leave comments. :-)

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Show Me Something Free Motion linkup

 

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Welcome back to the monthly Show Me Something quilt challenge and linkup. Stars are very prevalent in quilting. There are a wide variety of fabrics with stars on them, many traditional blocks that feature them, and stars can be easily free motion quilted. They can be paper pieced or foundation paper pieced. They can be featured in geometric quilts or landscapes. The list goes on. This month, Show Me Something with Stars!

Sometime in July please Show Me Something with Stars! Choose a quilt project you've already finished or use Show Me Something as a one-month quilt challenge to finish something new. Just make sure to linkup by July 31. See all the details below.

(If you haven't read about Frieda, my patriotic table runner, it's a great story.)

Here are the linkup details:

  • The monthly Show Me Something quilt linkup will start on the first of the month and continue until midnight (PST) on the last day of the month.
  • You may linkup a maximum of 3 new or old finished projects that fit the theme.
  • You may linkup a blog post or Instagram post.
  • If you linkup from a blog post, please link back to this post in your post. If you post from Instagram, you can tag me @sarahgoerquilts.
  • Visit others in the community who share their projects... and leave comments. :-)

Trying again this month... Copy the HTML text in the box below to include the image below on your blog with a link to this post. Be sure to insert it as HTML and not as text in a visual editor. Let me know if you try and it doesn't work.

Show Me Something with Stars linkup

 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


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In June, I paused from posting on my blog or social media to take time to reflect, educate myself further, and have conversations with friends, family, and people in my in-person community. We've come to a turning point of heightened awareness in our greater community of the systemic oppression that faces Black people every day in America.

I don't consider human rights to be a political matter. And I stand with the Black community. Black lives matter. I will do what I can to be the change.

Here is a list of some resources and organizations that I have found helpful in recent weeks.

Podcasts

Code Switch

Ten Percent Happier episodes #252-254

 

For Kids

Woke Homeschooling - US History Curriculum

The Every Mom booklist - books to start a conversation about race

@ainarasbookshelf on Instagram - book recommendations

 

Organizations to Follow and Support

Campaign Zero

Unicorn Riot

American Civil Liberties Union

 

Instagram Accounts to Follow

Joey Oteng: @drjotengii

Black Makers Matter: @blkmakersmatter

Social Justice Sewing Academy: @sjsacademy

 

Articles

The Atlantic: The Case for Reparations

The Root: A Timeline of Events that Led to the 2020 'Fed-Up'-rising

 

Quilt Africa Fabrics Online Show

And next week is the Quilt Africa Fabrics Online Show, July 8-11. Click over and follow the link to register for the free event.