Rachelle @rachelle_handmade is looking for five (5) quilt pattern designers to join her in an “Elements of Nature” modern quilt pattern to release in early/mid-January 2025!

  • Each block will feature an abstract representation of different elements of nature (Sun, Moon, Earth, Water, Fire, Sky, Wind, Flower, Lightning, Darkness, Sea, and Mirror). Block elements will be chosen by drawing a name “from a hat” and selected person by person until all elements are assigned.  
  • It is preferred you have written and published at least one (1) quilt pattern to the public, but aspiring quilt pattern designers are welcome. You must have the ability to break your block design down into a detailed cutting lists and provide written assembly instructions.
  • Each person will be responsible for designing two (2) blocks. Size and layout of the blocks to be determined by the group members.
  • I envision each person to make the full quilt in their own colorway to 1) test our written pattern and 2) show a variety of colorways for the consumers.
  • I’m hoping to release this as a paid pattern and follow up with a free quilt along (QAL) starting in mid/late January 2025. Pattern price to be determined by the group members.
  • I’m hoping for planning to begin in early/mid-September after most schools are back in session. That will give us plenty of time to put everything together.
  • In my experience, quilt alongs with prizes are the most popular, so if you have an industry contact through an ambassadorship or another other relationship you can reach out to for sponsorship, that would be great! If you don’t have a potential sponsor, you can reach out to industry sponsors, yourself can be the sponsor for the prize (ex: longarming service, curated fabric bundle, a quilt pattern(s) of your own, a gift certificate to an online fabric shop or Etsy, etc.)  

If you’d like to be considered, please fill out this form by July 1, 2024.

Questions? Please contact Rachelle at rachellehandmade@gmail.com.