2018 Is Wrapping Up

Do you remember being a kid and having the feeling that a year was such a long time and took forever for start to end?    Time is now fleeting by and 2018 is in the final stretch, with only a few days left, we count this year down by milestones:

  • 1 day left till Thanksgiving
  • 12 days left till Hanukkah
  • 34 days left till Christmas
  • 40 days left till New Years Eve
  • And only 41 days left till the arrival of 2019. Oh, my!

While I’m not quite yet ready to say goodbye to 2018,  I do want to share why I’m already looking forward to the arrival of 2019.

2019 Quilt Calendars from Martingale always bring a smile, to every day of the year.  And they have three different calendars available for us in 2019:

2019 That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar – Includes Instructions for Each Project

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PUBLISHER’S INSIGHTS:

Now in its 17th year of publication, That Patchwork Place’s quilt calendar has become a favorite of quilters worldwide. Show off a love of quilting year-round and enjoy sewing along each month too: the calendar spotlights 12 dazzling, front-page-worthy projects plus a 28-page pullout booklet that includes complete directions for making each one.

Chosen from recent best-selling Martingale books, featured quilts come from much-loved designers including Kim Diehl, Pat Sloan, Laurie Simpson, and Bonnie Olaveson. Whether it graces the kitchen, office, or sewing room, this perennial favorite is perfect for ringing in a brand-new year with gorgeous quilts.

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MY REVIEW:

This is an inspirational calendar packed with #CreativeGoodness, perfect for every quilter and those that may not quilt, but simply admire quilts.  Plus when you consider that this calendar comes with 12 easy to follow project instructions, for each of the projects showcased monthly, it is an exceptional value.

Stitches to Savor 2019 Calendar, by Sue Spargo

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PUBISHERS INSIGHTS:

Enjoy Sue Spargo’s captivating work all year long in this spectacular wall calendar, the third in this series. A 3″ x 6″ sized, at-a-glance calendar format lets Sue’s quilts shine in big, beautiful photographs that are so realistic that when you hang the calendar, it actually looks like a quilt on the wall! Owners of the calendar will want to slow the days to savor each amazing stitch. Patterns not included.

 

MY REVIEW:

This calendar certainly brings inspiration and good cheer to anyone who enjoys stunning stitchery projects.  Easy to see why it is a “must have” calendar for anyone who loves Sue Spargo designs.  It will definitely bring many smiles, throughout the year,  to those lucky to have such a calendar for 2019.

 

The New Hexagon Perpetual Calendar – 365 Blocks, by Katja Marek

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PUBLISHER’S INSIGHTS:

Wake up each morning to a bright new hexagon! Discover the possibilities of English paper piecing as you create dynamic shapes and unique designs year after year with this perpetual calendar.

  • Choose from 365 vibrant 6-inch hexagon blocks, plus an extra block for leap year
  • Each hexagon includes a block photo, a placement diagram for each assembly, and full-sized templates
  • Sturdy spiral binding will keep each easy-to-turn page of the calendar intact for years of enjoyment

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MY REVIEW:

I can honestly say I’ve used and enjoyed this perpetual calendar for years.  I love that it takes up a small footprint on my desk, but you could also hang it (if that is your preference).  I’ve enjoyed learning the names of so many blocks, and have also enjoyed  making many blocks from instructions that are included in this calendar.  It is a “must have” calendar for quilters of all styles and experiences.  It is also an exception value when you consider all the block instructions that are included, as well as the ability to use this calendar over and over again, for many years in the future.

 

I hope you get a chance to check out these calendars at your favorite quilt shop.  Of course, you can also find them online at Shop Martingale, as well as Amazon.

Lastly, don’t forget we only have 41 days left till the arrival of 2019.  It is definitely time to get a 2019 calendar for you to enjoy.  Of course, they also make great gifts for quilty friends, as well as those that appreciate beautiful quilts.

 

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