Got repro fabrics? You’re going to 💗💗💗 this journey (+ fabric giveaway!)

Classic blocks, reproduction quilts, and stories of hope: we’re elated to share with you Betsy Chutchian’s first solo book with Martingale!

Hope's Journey

Betsy’s created a wealth of antique-inspired blocks and quilts to lead you on Hope’s Journey. Inside a dozen chapters, she shares timeless block patterns in a variety of sizes, along with a collection of small quilts to sew using reproduction fabrics.

Quilts from Hope's Journey

This gorgeously photographed book is packed with projects to keep your journey creative and fun!

• 28 traditional block patterns

• 11 beautiful small quilt patterns

• 4 settings for large sampler-style quilts

The sampler quilts: all we can say is WOWZA! Once your blocks are made, you can mix and match them into one of the four spectacular, puzzle-piece-style sampler quilt layouts that will guide you toward your journey’s end.

Hope's Journey sampler quilt

See all four sampler quilts in the gallery >>>

Each chapter also includes fascinating facts about the American frontier and the hopeful journeys that pioneers took in search of a better life. Here’s what Betsy says about how the pioneer journey relates to the experience you’ll have with Hope’s Journey.

Betsy ChutchianThe blocks and projects in Hope’s Journey were originally taught as a yearlong mystery class. Much like the pioneers’ journey, my students had no idea where they were going or what the journey would be like. Each month, students received block instructions for a sampler quilt, a pattern for a mini-quilt, and a history lesson pertinent to a pioneer woman’s story. Students were encouraged to select a wide variety of fabrics in a palette they loved and to keep a notebook of fabric swatches, notes, quotes, and anything else that might make their journey interesting.

Prairie Fowl
Prairie Fowl

Having this book in front of you eliminates the unknown, revealing all the patterns from the mystery classes in a format that lets you look ahead. You’ll also find history tidbits and my words of encouragement.

Captivity and Flight
Captivity and Flight

Pack your baskets for the journey with a wide variety of prints in a palette you love, in quantities including fat quarters, fat eighths, or yardage and small pieces. I used my own fabric lines and other reproduction fabrics to make the blocks and quilts, but Hope’s Journey will look great in any fabric style. The fabrics listed with each block and small quilt are generous so that you can repeat fabrics along the way.

Provisions for the Crossing
Provisions for the Crossing

I sincerely hope that you join me on this journey and enjoy it every step of the way.

Are you ready to embark on Hope’s Journey? Our friends at Moda sent us a beautiful fat-quarter bundle featuring Betsy’s fabric line, Evelyn’s Homestead 18801900. One lucky winner will win the bundle plus a copy of Hope’s Journey!

Hope's JourneyTo enter your name into the random drawing, tell us in the comments:

Which Hope’s Journey project would you make first:

  • I’d start with a small quilt.
  • I’d dive into a sampler quilt.
  • Don’t make me choose yet—I love them all!

We’ll choose a winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Best of luck! And if you’re ready to begin a new quiltmaking journey with Betsy right now, you can order Hope’s Journey at our website and instantly download the eBook for free.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing. The winner is Karen, who says:

“I would be tempted to enlarge a small pattern to make a larger quilt.”

We’ll email you about your prize, Karen—congratulations!


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