Welcome to The Splendid Sampler

What happens when two friends say ‘Let’s do a project together’. And they sit down over a splendid cup of coffee.. and two hours later a project is born.

Welcome to the Kick off of Pat & Jane’s Splendid Sampler Adventure!

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At the end of that wonderful chat we decided that not only did we want to do a project together, we wanted to connect people. Jane lives in Australia, I live in the United States. We have designer and Industry friends around the world.

The Splendid Sampler is a year long 100 block ‘Epic Adventure’ of quilt making. We invited 84 designers we love and admire to join us. Fellow designers we admire and Industry Leaders that support us. They have designed blocks and are going to sew along with us. We then sprinkled a little magic dust on the whole Splendid thing and we are ready to go!

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What is it?

  • This is a mystery that consists of 100 spectacular 6” finished quilt blocks. All different techniques from pieced, to applique, to embroidery, to English Paper Piecing (EPP) and Paper piecing.
  • The blocks are released 2 a week, with 2 holiday breaks for Christmas Day and New Year’s day
  • There is no supply list. We will be sharing fabrics used by the designers in upcoming articles so you have an idea of what we gave them to use.
  • There will be two Splendid colorways shown.


  • There will be a layout given in the future, we’ll give a supply list for the setting. 
  • We will also have giveaways, a way to share your blocks via link party quilt show, a list of tutorials, and exciting ideas for how to quilt this from a master quilter on our team!
  • The blocks are free until March 2017. At that time we’ll be releasing an incredibly Splendid book of the blocks and finished quilt photos.

When does it Start?

  • The first block is Valentines day Feb 14, 2016.
  • Each Sunday and Thursday a new block is released.
  • There will be random other posts all through the year sharing what is going on!

What you should do Now!

  • Sign up to receive an email notice that a post has been made. IF you are already part of Pat’s newsletter, then you won’t get the notice as you are already confirmed. 
  • Join our Facebook group
  • Are you IN? Leave us a Splendid comment at our sew along group, we want to get to know you!
  • Take a tour of the designer’s websites via the links on the right sidebar.
  • Use hashtag #TheSplendidSampler to tag photos you share
  • Ask a friend to join, share with your guild and your favorite quilt shops, we want you to be a part of our adventure!
  • Add this button to your website and link it right here!
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We are so excited to have you join us!

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Our Partners Are Aurifil, Martingale and Moda!



  1. I’m in, signed up for the e-mail notification, but could not find a Facebook group. Ready……set……. GO!

  2. I am in! I need to joing another group since I am only in 3 right now.. Busy, Busy, Busy… LOL Your idea seems like a great idea to share lots of techniques goodness knows we can always learn a new quilting technique or improve on what we already know. 🙂 Thanks ladies!

  3. Oh yes! I’m definitely in and all excited! I already put reminders in my planner for blocks days. 🙂

  4. I am so excited to get in on the start of this! I can’t wait for Valentines this year! Wow what star studded cast of designers’. This might be the Golden Globes of sampler quilt a longs

  5. Do I understand correctly that the blocks are free for a limited time and then we have to buy a book to complete the quilt?

  6. I love QAL. THIS ONE LOOKS LIKE A GREAT STASH BUSTER WHICH I NEED SO I CAN BUY MORE FABRIC. Oops sorry for the capitals. Looking forward to the journey ahead.

  7. Hi Pat and Jane, I’d love to join in with this great idea but I don’t do Facebook and don’t want to join it – I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way – couldn’t we Non-Facebook people comment/join via the blog? Barbara in England. xx

    1. Hi Barbara, I have added a Page to this website. It will let you see the feed from the FB Group but you cannot interact without a FB account. It keeps you in the loop and allows us to manage this very large group from one place.

  8. This sounds very intriguing and I probably won’t be able to keep up, but what the heck!! I’m from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

  9. Just signed up and excited to get started. Especially with this worldwide group. Maybe we can have a reunion when it’s finished!

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