Murder Mystery Quilt

Stitched Secrets A Montana Quilt Mystery

Get ready to embark on a quilting adventure like no other!

As the days get longer and the warmth of summer approaches, I am thrilled to announce the upcoming release of my latest Mystery Quilt pattern, Stitched Secrets. This unique quilt pattern, designed to inspire and challenge, will be released in four parts starting in the middle of September.

Last year, I had the incredible opportunity to collaborate with two amazing quilt shops for a similar project, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. The community came together, stitching their hearts out and creating stunning quilts that showcased their creativity and skill. This year, I'm excited to make Stitched Secrets even bigger and better, and I would love for more quilt shops to join us in this fun and rewarding journey.

For shop owners interested in participating, please feel free to reach out to me at 2calamityquilter@gmail.com for more details. Your shop could become a hub of creativity and camaraderie as quilters gather to piece together this enchanting design.

Mark your calendars for June 10th, 2024 when I'll be releasing the instructions for yardage for this lap-sized quilt. I'll be at a quilt retreat with friends, soaking up inspiration and finalizing every detail to ensure you have everything you need to start preparing for this exciting project.

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A Fabric Pull For One of my Stitched Secrets
(I could do this all day)

And here’s a fun twist: Stitched Secrets is inspired by the adventures of Sally Tully, a passionate quilter whose dreams lead her to clues that help solve a mysterious crime. As you piece together each section of the quilt, you’ll feel like you’re unraveling secrets right alongside Sally. This added layer of intrigue will make your quilting journey even more engaging and delightful.

Get ready to dive into the world of Stitched Secrets, where each stitch holds a piece of the puzzle and every fabric tells a story. Whether you're a seasoned quilter or just beginning your quilting journey, this mystery quilt is designed to be a delightful and rewarding experience.

Stay tuned for more updates, and don't forget to join us on this stitching adventure. Let's create something beautiful together!

Contact me today if you’re a shop owner interested in participating. Let’s make this year’s Mystery Quilt unforgettable!

Happy quilting, Calamity

 

 

The picture below is the 2023 Murder Mystery Quilt Ad.  I was totally blown away by the response to the event, and so grateful for all who engaged, made quilts and shared their kind comments.  I learned a number of things with that first event, so I'm putting all my best towards the above 2024 Mystery.  As of today, I've made a quilt from the pattern I'll release, and I've got the rough draft for the story done.  It's so much fun, I walk around smiling every day.  My mind works overtime, usually, so I'm already outlining 2025, a trilogy.

 

Murder Mystery Quilt 2023

 

First of all, there will be no blood and gore in this story. I’m not saying someone won’t die, their death will be a mystery, that’s all.

I am a connoisseur of murder mystery books and shows. One thing I’ve learned, the writers have a formula, or pattern, just like quilters. Am I right?

Someone’s found dead, the killer shows up early in the story (you just don’t know it yet), a detective is involved in solving the crime.

I’m mulling around a few ideas for how to run this mystery quilt. While none of these are set in stone, here’s a hint of what to expect.

  • Wait List Sign Ups In June 2024
  • There will be 4 clues in total, only available to sign ups
  • The clues will start middle of September for 4 consecutive Thursdays
  • The pattern/story cost will be $9.98 this year, digital format only
  • Quilt Shops who want to put their own fabric kits together should email me, now, for a free supply list
  • The detective Sally Tully will warm your heart
  • You’re invited to share your quilt progress along with your “who done it” clue discussion once you've purchased the pattern on a private Facebook group I'll invite you to 
  • Story clues will be provided by email and include a link to a downloadable pdf for your quilt block directions and story
  • The planned size of the quilt will be a lap size

Why am I doing this crazy fun thing?

  • I love murder mysteries and mystery quilts
  • I hope to make new quilt friends
  • I like to see how other quilters chose colors
  • Sometimes people can feel isolated and want to participate in a group activity without traveling and spending a bunch of money (so they can buy more fabric, patterns and machinery)
  • Warning——I am a new mystery writer and these characters and events are totally out of my imagination

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