October 05, 2018

The Quilter’s Planner 2019 + GIVEAWAY!!!

The 2019 Quilter's Planner Review + Giveaway | Shannon Fraser Designs

What are your quilty plans for 2019?

Have a bunch of WIP (works in progress) you want to clear off your list? If you’re a quilter, then I KNOW you have a WIP list πŸ˜‰ I think it’s in our quilty DNA to have such a list!

Perhaps you have some new quilt projects you’ve been meaning to tackle but keep getting distracted (see point above!)?

Or, maybe you’re a hard core sew-a-long participant or bee block & swap lover and have some key dates you need to be on top of?

The 2019 Quilter's Planner Review + Giveaway | Shannon Fraser Designs

Whether you’re all of the above or just fall into one category, The 2019 Quilter’s Planner is right for you!

Let me explain!

I’ve done a review every year since I’ve been a Quilter’s Planner owner (here's 2018 and 2017, I tried getting the 2016 but they sold out FAST) and so I couldn’t possibly stop the tradition now, right?!

Now, I’ll be honest, I initially found it pricey. Especially being located in Canada and dealing with the exchange rate and shipping, but I took the plunge and here’s what I discovered.

I adore my planner and use it Every. Single. Day. Yes, even on the weekends!

I love my digital calendar and live as paper free as possible (yay for email delivery services for bills and such), but there’s something about being able to write down my daily to-do list and physically check it off that not only is incredibly satisfying, but also super practical.

My planner is always open on my desk to the current week. It helps keep me organized and on top of my busy days. Between pattern designing, consulting, writing for magazines, blogging, photo editing and…the list goes on, I’m busy! And I love being able to finish a task, look at my planner, check it off and see what the next one is.

Even when I’m working on something, I’ll often think of another task or idea that I want to remember. Does that ever happen to you? You’re all focused and then BAM an idea or thought pops up and you know if you don’t write it down you’ll forget. To keep the idea from distracting me throughout my current task, I’ll quickly jot it down in my planner and then return to my task at hand with a clear mind.

So, she essentially keeps me on point!

KEY PLANNER FEATURES


The 2019 Quilter's Planner Features | Shannon Fraser Designs

The planner is broken down into tabbed sections with the first 12 tabs representing each month. The start of each of those sections has a monthly overview with plenty of room to jot down key activities. I typically use this to plan my blog posts, pattern release dates and project deadlines in that given month.

I also love that you have a section to highlight your monthly goals, personal projects and quilting projects. These have been super helpful in keeping me on track and not overcommitting myself.

From there you have the weekly spreads and this is where I live. Every Sunday I take a moment to check in, see what I already have planned and transfer over any items that I couldn’t get to from the previous week.

Monthly & Weekly Spread | The 2019 Quilter's Planner Review + Giveaway | Shannon Fraser Designs

The projects tab has a handy two-page table where you can keep track of all your quilt projects. This is super handy so you don’t forget some of your WIP (I know I’ve done that before). You can mark exactly what stage you’re at for each of them so you can see your progress, which is also really motivating. There’s also several pages where you can map out project ideas and brainstorm new designs.

Project Planner Pages | The 2019 Quilter's Planner Review + Giveaway | Shannon Fraser Designs

The reference section is something I turn to on a regular basis. The fabric breakdown, cutting estimator and common cuts of fabric are super handy. This year, they’ve even included a handy color theory section by Rebecca Bryan of Bryan House Quilts.

And one of my all time fave feature are the stickers! Yup, there are 4 pages of colorful stickers, 2 of which are designed by Camille Roskelley that I just can’t wait to use (seriously trying not to dip into them until the new year!).

Cute stickers | The 2019 Quilter's Planner Review + Giveaway | Shannon Fraser Designs

QUILT PATTERNS!!


Now if that wasn’t enough, you also have a ton of patterns to keep you inspired and busy with quilty projects throughout the year.

The 2019 Quilter's Planner Review + Giveaway | Shannon Fraser Designs

Most of the quilt patterns are featured in a glossy magazine that comes with the purchase of The Quilter’s Planner. Yes! You not only get a full planner, but a pretty magazine with 14 quilt projects and patterns by featured designers in the industry!

2019 Quilter's Planner BOM Sampler

First up is the 2019 Quilter’s Planner Sampler Quilt designed by Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs. Each monthly tab shows that month’s sampler quilt block so you can stay on top of it and participate in the sew-a-long.

Then, you also have at least 2 quilt blocks that you can make that are shared on the weekly planner pages. These can be found on The Quilter’s Planner’s website.

The remaining 13 quilt projects offer lots of variety, not only in design, but also size. So, you’re sure to find lots of projects to try new techniques.

My Tribal Diamond Quilt is one of those projects! This was such a fun one to design and make and I really hope you give it a go too!

Tribal Diamond Quilt | The 2019 Quilter's Planner Review + Giveaway | Shannon Fraser Designs


WHERE TO FIND THE QUILTER’S PLANNER



In case you want to grab a copy today, here’s where you can find them:




GIVEAWAY GUIDE


Now for the fun stuff!

The 2019 Quilter's Planner Review + Giveaway | Shannon Fraser Designs

I’m giving away a copy of The 2019 Quilter’s Planner with the navy floral cover (designed by Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms), a copy of the Quilter’s Planner Magazine and a Mini Planner.

To try your chance at winning all you have to do is comment below telling me what you love most about our quilting community.

It’s that easy!

Giveaway is open until Tuesday October 9. I’ll announce the winner on Instagram at 3 pm EST.

Good luck!

xo

Shannon
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52 comments:

  1. I love all the sharing in the blogs. Some days I read a lot of blogs and don't get much done, but I sure enjoy them.

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    1. Yes, I love how sharing our community is! And getting lost in all the fab blog posts is a great way to spend the day πŸ˜‰

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  2. I love the generosity of the quilting community.

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    1. I’m always amazed at how generous we are!

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  3. The quilting community is generous with their knowledge and generous with making for others and generous with each other. I so appreciate this community.

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    1. Generosity is definitely a key theme in our community, Laura. I’m also super appreciative of this kindness we continuously demonstrate.

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  4. I love the sharing and caring of our quilting community. And sooo much inspiration from wonderful women (and men). I wake up each day invigoratied and wanting to create!

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    1. Yes! The inspiration knows no bounds! Great point!

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  5. I love the encouragement shared between quilters. It’s a great place to hang out!

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    1. Yes – the encouragement! I love seeing fellow quilters encourage others to explore, give a new technique a try or just push past a tough part in the quilting journey. It really is such an amazing place to hang out!

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  6. The comradery is the best. You just have to ask a question about something or ask for help, and in minutes you get several replies. Always someone around to help you out.

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    1. Such a great point, Roz! I love how helpful our community is and love sharing my insights to help others along in their quilting journey. Sharing is caring πŸ˜‰

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  7. I have found online quilters to be extremely generous with their advice and tutorials and are always willing to help out a fellow quilter. It's like a close-knit sisterhood. I have learned almost all I know by reading blogs and watching you-tube videos. My list of projects is so long, I could live 2 lifetimes!

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    1. Our community really is beyond generous, Kathy! I’ve learned so much from my fellow quilters and appreciate every tip I’ve received along the way. I love how you describe it as a close-knit sisterhood! Spot on πŸ˜‰

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  8. I love the endless inspiration of these talented quilters, the willingness of everyone to share their knowledge, and the wonderful stories shared. It's wonderful to be part of something that is so creative ❤

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    1. Gosh, the stories, I love those too!

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  9. i like the fellowship and community

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  10. I love how generous the quilting community is!

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    1. So beyond generous! I’m always amazed by it!

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  11. As a beginning quilter, I appreciate the inspiration, encouragement and support of the quilting community!

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    1. I feel the same way too, Deborah! And will forever be grateful for the kindness and insight shared by other quilters when I first started out.

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  12. As a rural Canadian, I am so grateful that bloggers take the time to share their experiences and knowledge. Otherwise, I'd be very much in the dark about this wonderful community!

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    1. Such a great point, Kelley! I live in the city and still found the online community to be super helpful in my quilting journey. Not to mention, I’ve made some of the best quilty friends all of the world because of these online connections!

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  13. I love the generosity of the quilters who share their talent and ideas that help us so much when we are stuck with a project alone.

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    1. Thanks Shannon for such a fantastic gift!

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    2. Yes! And I count you as one of those super helpful quilty friends who helped me get past my hand binding challenges πŸ˜‰ So, thank you!

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  14. I love how inspirational everyone is in this quilting community! Seeing such beautiful quilts (like yours) makes me just want to make, make, make!

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    1. Aw, that is so sweet of you, Elle! I couldn’t agree more about how inspirational our community is! We’ve got such amazing talented creatives to be inspired by!

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  15. I love the generosity, inspiration and enthusiastic support that I find amongst my friends in this community. ❤️

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    1. Yes! The generosity, inspiration and enthusiastic support gets me every time! I just adore being a part of this amazing community 😊

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  16. I love the generosity, inspiration and enthusiasm from this wonderful community!

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  17. I love seeing beautiful quilts then thinking of a way to individualize them to my needs.
    I love seeing how different a block or quilt can look depending on size , fabric, placemtn

    sharongalli@gmail.com

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    1. I love that too, Sharon! I remember attending a quilting workshop and even though we were all working on the same pattern, we all walked away with different interpretations that made each of our quilts unique. Love that!

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  18. Love the quilts, especially the quilting ideas! Thank you, Susan

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    1. I love seeing all the quilts too, Susan! So inspirational!

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  19. The constant tips, tricks and encouragement we receive from the blog is my favorite part, I think. Of course, I also love the freebie patterns you share with us (thank you!!) and the new friendships. Thanks for a chance to win!!! I could really use something to help me organize my quilting! (I'm horrible at organization!!)

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    1. I’m so thrilled to hear that! I love how encouraging our community is and always strive to encourage fellow quilters to keep at it! But I agree, the friendships really are the best part of our amazing community!

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  20. I love the tips and tricks from the more experienced for the newer generation.

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    1. Yes! Tips and tricks are always super awesome in helping us along in our quilting journey!

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  21. The passion that we share! We leave a legacy to our children and grandchildren.

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  22. The online sewing community has been so helpful to me, from the generous advice, lovely tutorials and big hearts. So many wonderful blogs and Instagram accounts out there. Love it! Awesome giveaway also ��

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    1. Big hearts is right! I love how loving our community is and am beyond thankful for all the lovely friendships I’ve made along the way!

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  23. Sharing knowledge and encouragement!

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    1. Yes! The knowledge sharing and encouragement are two of my fave as well!

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  24. Hi Shannon! The support in our community always blows me away - there is so much encouragement and cheerleading!

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    1. Me too! I love that we’re more focused on community over competition 😊

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