First, SewCalGal wants to advise that there are times when you simply don’t talk about BOMs:
- Riding in an Elevator
- Standing in line at the Superbowl
- Passing thru TSA security at the airport
- When you see a beautiful BOM program, one should definitely share this opportunity with quilty friends.
- When you are chatting with a new quilter that is learning, as BOM program can be an excellent way to learn!
- When you hear of a FREE BOM program
One thing that is troubling SewCalGal that you may be able to help with. Why is it that Quilters are so familiar with BOMs, but in wikipedia it isn’t referenced? We need to fix this in 2014!
There are some amazing BOM programs that are being launched in 2014 and SewCalGal wants to heighten awareness with you on some of these programs, over the next few weeks. (far too many insights to share in one post.
While many BOM programs are designed to work with specific fabric lines, they frequently will work with fabric in your stash. You simply need to do a bit more planning, or consider buying supplemental fabrics to use with your stash.
Some BOM programs require you to pay for the entire year in advance, some you pay a monthly fee. And, some are FREE!
BOM programs can also offer the opportunity to not make a project, but just follow along to learn a technique: color, free-motion quilting, precision piecing, and other techniques.
CRAFTSY has a 2014 BOM program that is completely free! It is taught by Amy Walsh and Janine Burke.
It will help quilters learn about color, contrast and more!
This class is sponsored by Michael Miller Fabrics. Kits are available in the Craftsy store if you wish to purchase the fabrics showcased in this BOM, which are absolutely beautiful. But again, you can also participate in this free BOM program and use fabrics from your stash, buy other fabrics, or watch and learn without making the BOM design provided. It is up to you. And, like other Craftsy classes you can take this class at your leisure.
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for BOMs in 2014. There are quite a few spectacular BOMs this year. And, I’ll be sharing insights about many that have caught my attention soon.