Welcome to the Luminous Block of the Month Program
Your Adventure Can Begin Anytime!
Your Tour Guide - Learn from One of the Best!
Your "tour guide" on this star-studded journey will be our Studio 180 leader extraordinaire, Leianne. Leianne started this wonderful thing we call our quilting hobby when she moved to Ontario in 2001. In addition to working at Quilters Cupboard, she is excited to share her knowledge through classes, quilt shows, workshops and trunk shows for Quilt Guilds
Leianne’s discovery of the accuracy of the Studio 180 Design rulers and love of Lemoyne Star quilts are a perfect fit for sharing with students. Some might call her “star obsessed”, and they don’t mean movie stars! Leianne continues to learn new things about Studio 180 and is passionate about sharing those learnings with others.
As part of this Block of the Month program, Leianne will share a detailed instructional video each month to help you master the skills required to complete each block. She will include other tips as well that will be geared towards helping you to "Increase your Success and Decrease your Stress!"
If you are going to embark on a star-studded journey, there can be no better tour guide!
Quilt and Kit Information (More Fabric Arriving in June!)
The Luminous quilt features 6 blocks in a variety of sizes and complexity. (some months you will make more that one block). The "Just My Type" version (pictured) features the Just My Type Batik Collection from Island Batik.
Finished Size: 74" x 86"
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Luminous Kit Includes: Luminous pattern, all fabric for the quilt top and binding (over 10 metres of fabric). Backing is NOT included.
You can participate in our Luminous Program in a way that suits your preference. There is an initial Registration Fee of $69.99. This fee includes access to 7 instructional videos to guide your through your journey.
You can then select one of the following options:
Purchase a Kit:
If you fall in love with the featured quilt, your monthly instructions will be customized to match the fabric included in your kit. The kit must be paid for upfront. All fabric and pattern instructions will be ready for pickup and/or will be shipped all at once.
Special Kit Price: $234.98(includes free shipping)
Regular Kit Price: #$259.98
No Monthly Option: Given the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, including stay at home orders and shipping delays, there will NOT be a monthly payment option.
Purchase the Pattern Only and Work Your Stash:
If you like the pattern and are interested in joining us for this star-studded adventure but would prefer to use different fabrics, you can choose to join the program and purchase the pattern only. While we would normally be more than willing to guide you in selecting your fabrics, the current lockdown situation in Ontario makes that a challenge.
Special Pattern Price: $34.99 (plus regular shipping charges as applicable).
Regular Pattern Price: $42.49
Program Duration: 7 Month Program can begin as soon as you registered
Will I Need to Buy Additional Supplies?
Rulers Recommended but Not Required: Trucker Trimmer, Wing Clipper and Square Squared Tool (also known as the Square 2 Ruler if you have an older version).
The Luminous pattern is written such that you can use your favourite tools and techniques for making Half-Square Triangles and Flying Geese. The pattern is also written with the following Studio 180 Tools in mind: Tucker Trimmer I, Wing Clipper and Square Squared Tools.
Leianne will share lots of added tips to help you “Tuckerize” this project. These tips will not only help you complete this project with accurate piecing and less stress, but they will help you on all future projects as well! So while the Studio 180 tools are not required to participate in this Block of the Month and make this quilt, by the end of this program, Leianne might just have you convinced that oversizing your blocks and trimming them down is the way to go for perfect piecing!
In addition to your basic sewing supplies and rulers for making the Half-Square Triangles and Flying Geese, there are no additional tools required. Leianne will however be sharing her thoughts on helpful notions along the way.
When/how do I sign up? When will I be charged?
Registrations for the Block of the Month Program are only being taken online at this time. You will register by paying the $69.99 fee and then selecting your program option and method of delivery (pickup or shipping). If you have chosen the kit option, an initial deposit for the kit will follow within a few days. The total charge for the Block of the Month Kit and/or pattern will occur once the complete kit and/or pattern is ready for pickup or delivery.
Membership has its Privileges:
Why should I join the Block of the Month Program? Can’t I just buy the pattern and make the quilt myself?
Yes, you may opt to buy the pattern separately and make the quilt with your own fabrics, at your own pace. The value of this Block of the Month will be the monthly instructional videos. You will be able to acess these videos as often as you need to to help you fully understand the tasks at hand.
There will also be a private Facebook Group to share progress and ask questions along the way.
Additional Incentives – All participants in the Luminous Block of the Month will receive 20% off ALL Studio 180 tools and patterns. You will also receive 20% off supplies recommended by Leianne throughout the program.
Should I even bother joining if I don’t have Facebook?
Facebook is intended to enhance the social aspect and keep things fun. All videos will also be accessible via restricted access to YouTube. Only members of the BOM Program will have access to these videos. In addition, any critical information will be communicated via email.
Pattern Only - No BOM Program
To purchase the pattern separately and make the quilt on your own, click here.
Due to the ongoing impact of COVID19 there will not be a monthly option for this Block of the Month. The pattern and all fabric will be packaged up before the start of the program. Any further communication will occur via email.
Am I entitled to BOM Program Benefits if I choose to buy the pattern and use my own fabrics?
If you would like to enjoy the BOM Program Benefits, you need to pay the Program Registration fee. That will entitle you to all the benefits of the monthly instructional videos and incentives.
Do I have to show my completed block every month? Will I be penalized if it’s not complete?
No – While we will be encouraging people to share pictures of their completed blocks in the Facebook Group, Quilters Cupboard will not be following up to make sure that you are staying on task.
What if I want to cancel?
By enrolling in the Block of the Month Program you are committing to the full 7-month program. Refunds will not be issued should you decide not to complete the program.
Now that I’ve been able to see the quilt in person, I want to sign up. Is it too late?
Late registrations will be accepted provided there are sufficient fabrics available.
When / How will my BOM be shipped?
Your BOM will be shipped via Canada Post prior to the start of the program. You will receive a tracking number with your shipment.