Register before February 22nd and Save $30 – only $99.95 when paid in full
Hi, I’m Ebony Love, and I’m excited to tell you about this immersive class, and the second in our Austentacious Mystery Adventure series – the Emma Mystery Quilt Along. Whether you’re a fan of the books or the TV movie, or you just have a love of quilting, I’m positive that you’re going to have an amazing time with us.
We’re set to begin live classes on May 22nd, 2019, but you can join us at any time and work at your own pace. We have designed a quilt that will not only challenge experienced quilters, but will also provide newer quilters with the skills they need to be successful.
The quilt itself has been meticulously designed and tested, and is available in two colorways based on the residences in the book: Hartfield and Donwell Abbey. The mix of traditional & curved piecing, hand & machine applique, EPP, and unique blocks are sure to delight and challenge quilters of all skill levels and interests.
Our mystery quilt alongs have attracted thousands of participants from around the world, and we’re sure that Emma will be a fan favorite. We have been constantly improving them year over year, all geared toward making this a quilting & learning experience you will never forget.
You might be a little hesitant to join us because you don’t like mystery quilts, or you worry that you don’t have the skills or the time to keep up with it. Maybe you’ve even had a bad experience before, or you feel anxious to start something without knowing where it will end up. Trust me, I know how you feel, and I’ve worked hard to design a program that’s easy to follow, has everything you need to be successful, and is sure to result in a beautiful quilt that you’ll be proud to own.
Once you register, you’ll get immediate access to our private Classroom under the “My Account” area, where you may review preliminary information before class begins.
You’re also able to order kits and supplies to take the hassle and stress out of hunting down fabric and products we recommend. Of course, you are welcome to use your own fabric, and if you have a local quilt shop that needs your support, I encourage you to do your shopping there.
Once the class starts, I release a new set of blocks on Wednesdays each week for you to work on as a PDF pattern. Along with the pattern, there may be additional bonus materials including full-color photo tutorials, fun stories, and the occasional giveaway. Bonus live webinars are usually held on Saturday mornings – any one is welcome to join us to help you as you go or learn a new skill!
Blocks are available precisely at the posted time, but we also send weekly reminders and other information about upcoming classes to our students via email.
You’re also encouraged to join our very active and supportive Facebook group with nearly 3,000 members (whether you’re taking classes or not) where you can post photos and interact with your fellow classmates. Add to that the personal support you get from me and our online class forums, and you’ll see that there’s a great network of support that’s committed to your quilting success.
For this quilt, we’ll be using a sprinkling of Kona Solids plus the Charlotte collection by Michelle Yeo for Penny Rose Fabrics. That’s a lot of first names! Just remember: Emma is the book/quilt pattern; Charlotte is the fabric line; Michelle is the fabric designer; and Penny Rose is the manufacturer of the fabric. Phew!
The Hartfield colorway is cheerful and bright, with a light background and a somewhat muted accent palette.
The Donwell Abbey colorway has a dramatic dark blue background punctuated by red and green:
I am personally invested in your success, and I want to make sure you get the support you need to get started and finish a quilt you can be proud of. Here’s what our class offers:
This isn’t your typical quilt along, where someone just posts a pattern and expects you to figure it out on your own. We’re here to help you grow, and we’re targeting specific skills for you to learn in an approachable way. While making this quilt, you’ll learn:
This class is simply packed with knowledge and fun!
This class is ideal for:
I can tell you myself about how great I think my classes are, but the true test is what others have to say! Below are some comments from previous students (emphasis mine.)
“First time I have made a quilt with your pattern. I enjoyed completing each block individually and having it complete each week. Your video instruction was excellent.”
“I am still pretty new to quilting. I enjoy the feeling of community I get with the forum and webinars. I am sorry to say that I have not participated in the game you created, but that sure sounded like fun. Maybe next time!! Thanks for all the work you do.”
“I have been more than pleased with all 3 quilt alongs I have participated in. I was a bit apprehensive with the Downton Abbey pattern since it was my first experience with online classes and meeting Miss Ebony and her original design. I’ve been hooked ever since, it was a gorgeous quilt and couldn’t wait to sign up for the next one.”
“I really enjoyed this quilt along. It’s the first one I’ve ever done and my favorite part was probably the mystery. I’m a beginner and I don’t think I would have attempted this quilt if I had seen the blocks ahead of time. Now I know I can make a quilt like this and I learned so much.”
“I had an absolute blast working on this mystery quilt. My mom and I both decided to do this together to keep each other going and to have someone to bounce questions off of. I can’t tell you how much I look forward to your email every week as [the block release] approaches.”
“I have enjoyed the quilt along. This is the 3rd one that I have done. The printed info is very easy to understand.”
“The instructions and photos are very helpful. You answer questions quickly on the blog. The other quilt along of Downton Abbey with the different characters that had a story each–loved reading the stories–know that took a lot of work on your part! You are great at these quilt alongs!”
I recognize that taking one of my classes is a huge investment, not only of time, but also of your hard-earned quilting dollars. I appreciate you spending your time and money with me, and I want to do everything I can to make this affordable and accessible to anyone who wants to take one of my classes.
There are three ways that I work with you to help cover the cost of the class:
I’ve tried really hard to set my class fees at a level that is sustainable for my business so I can keep bringing these fun projects to you, while still keeping them affordable for as many people as possible. A comparable program at a quilt shop would easily cost 3-4 times more, and would likely take an entire year to finish.
[asg-content-box boxcolor=”blue” boxtitle=”How big is the quilt?” boldtitle=”true” boxexpand=”true” showcontent=”false”]100″ x 100″. It’s big!![/asg-content-box]
[asg-content-box boxcolor=”blue” boxtitle=”Can I make the quilt a different size?” boldtitle=”true” boxexpand=”true” showcontent=”false”]Anything’s possible. However, I won’t be reducing the block sizes or coming up with alternate block layouts for you. Designing quilts is a lot of work![/asg-content-box]
[asg-content-box boxcolor=”blue” boxtitle=”Can I use my own fabric?” boldtitle=”true” boxexpand=”true” showcontent=”false”]Absolutely, and it’s really easy! Just download the fabric requirements chart (it’s in the Classroom, under What You Need). Choose a colorway that matches most closely to the “tones” you want your quilt to be. The column on the far right gives you the yardage, the column on the far left is the fabric # you should assign to that fabric. Once you’ve chosen your fabric, number them in order, and follow that numbering in the pattern instructions for cutting & assembly.[/asg-content-box]
[asg-content-box boxcolor=”blue” boxtitle=”What dies are needed to make this quilt?” boldtitle=”true” boxexpand=”true” showcontent=”false”]You can rotary cut or die cut this quilt; dies are not required. If you choose to die cut, you will be provided with a full chart of dies in the Classroom after registration. We use the EDeN System for notating patterns. If you’re familiar with this system, the common dies being used are: HST-2, HST-3, HST-4, HST-6, QST-4, QST-6, QST-8, SOP-6, SQ-2, SQ-4, STR-1, STR-2, STR-3, STR-4, and TPZ-2X4. Patterns are notated to support both AccuQuilt and Sizzix die cutting systems. In addition, if you have my designer Orange Peel die, you’ll find that handy as well![/asg-content-box]
[asg-content-box boxcolor=”blue” boxtitle=”How do I access the private classroom?” boldtitle=”true” boxexpand=”true” showcontent=”false”]Just click the “My Account” link at the top of the page. (If you’re on a mobile device click the 3 parallel lines at the top of your screen to open the menu to see it.) Log in to your account if you aren’t already, and then scroll down on the page to the “Registered Classes” heading. All your classes are listed there, so just click the title to enter the classroom.[/asg-content-box]
[asg-content-box boxcolor=”blue” boxtitle=”When are the Webinars?” boldtitle=”true” boxexpand=”true” showcontent=”false”]They are usually scheduled for Saturdays at 10am US Central. Sometimes, webinars have to be rescheduled or canceled based on my travel schedule. You’ll find out during the block release each week if there is a scheduled webinar. There’s definitely not webinar during the Bye Week.[/asg-content-box]
[asg-content-box boxcolor=”blue” boxtitle=”What if I can’t attend the webinar live?” boldtitle=”true” boxexpand=”true” showcontent=”false”]There will be a replay link in the classroom.[/asg-content-box]
[asg-content-box boxcolor=”blue” boxtitle=”What types of kits are available and which one should I get?” boldtitle=”true” boxexpand=”true” showcontent=”false”]We offer both yardage and die cut quilt kits for you. Yardage kits would have the total yardage you need for your quilt top & binding, while die cut kits will have all the pieces cut out and packaged for each week, plus the binding fabric. If you are planning to die cut yourself, you should purchase a complete yardage kit, so that you can cut your fabric based upon the dies you have available. If you don’t want to do any cutting (other than your binding), then purchase a die-cut kit. Die cut kits sell out really fast, so if you want one, buy it early![/asg-content-box]
[asg-content-box boxcolor=”blue” boxtitle=”Are there any quilt shops that are carrying kits?” boldtitle=”true” boxexpand=”true” showcontent=”false”]At this time, I am not authorizing any other shops to carry kits. However, if your shop is carrying the Charlotte line, just take the fabric requirements with you and they will be happy to cut for you. Please do NOT add any additional fabric to your kit because you think you’re going to run out. If you want extra fabric because you love it, great – but my fabric requirements are generous enough to accommodate rotary, die cutting, and the occasional “oops.”[/asg-content-box]
[asg-content-box boxcolor=”blue” boxtitle=”Can I use fat quarters?” boldtitle=”true” boxexpand=”true” showcontent=”false”]You need a lot of them.[/asg-content-box]
[asg-content-box boxcolor=”blue” boxtitle=”What if I’ve never seen Emma or read the book?” boldtitle=”true” boxexpand=”true” showcontent=”false”]No biggie. I’m not the television or library police. Do it for the love of quilting![/asg-content-box]
1862 E. Belvidere Rd. PMB 388
Grayslake, IL 60030
(not a store; mailing address only)
Store hours: We don't have any. This is an online-only store.