The Quilter’s Planner 2016

With the move I made a few weeks ago, it’ll be awhile before I get back to any stitching, but I wanted to give a shout-out to my friend Stephanie at Late Night Quilter for the new 2016 planner she’s created just for quilters. It’s a fabulous one-stop-spot to organize your life and creative projects, all in one place.


There are monthly and weekly calendars, as well as project planning pages. Take a look:

I love the free space at the bottom to include notes, doodles, whatever!


Track all the steps you need to take to complete the project, and list your supplies, including the ones you need. Attach an inspirational picture or sketch a block design; you can even attach swatches of fabric with included sticky dots.

She’s also included a swatch saver, graph paper, free-motion quilting practice pages to develop muscle memory and goal-setting prompts. If that’s not enough, there are eight full quilt patterns from well-known designers: Cheryl Brickey (Meadowmist Designs), Yvonne Fuchs (Quilting Jetgirl), Amy Garro (13 Spools), Lee Heinrich (Freshly Pieced), Mandy Leins (Mandalei Quilts), Pat Sloan (Pat Sloan), Kitty Wilkin (Night Quilter) and Stephanie herself (Late Night Quilter).

To keep you inspired, there’s gorgeous artwork pull-outs by the talented Kelsey Boes from Lovely and Enough and a reference section for quilting calculations and common construction techniques.

Of course, I can’t help but be a little biased. Not only is Steph my friend, she’s added original quilt block designs from awesome quilt bloggers, including one from yours truly!**

You can order your planner during the pre-order campaign at Indiegogo until Nov. 30.  There, you can watch an incredible video about the project, see more photos and read a lot more details.

The planners will ship in December and should arrive in time for holiday gift giving with a 95 percent guarantee. With everything going on for both printers and shippers, Stephanie wisely advises the planner might arrive in January, so that’s why it’s not 100 percent a sure thing.

I am so proud of my friend for doing all this, and I know the planner will be a great addition to anyone who loves quilting and needs a little help organizing their life. And seriously, isn’t that pretty much all of us?


** I receive no compensation for this post or for the block I designed. I’ve paid for my own planner, and the opinions here are mine. Photos are used with permission.