Happy Days Block of the Month Shop Program
Welcome to the Happy Days Quilt Block of Month program introduction
Thank you for your interest in my shop BOM program. Having run a quilt shop for over 10 years, I have put much thought into how this program can help benefit your shop's business, and provide a great product for your customers.
My 2017 BOM program will provide:
1. A flexible approach that allows you to run the program the way it works best for you, in terms of fabric choice and product offering - thus, you are not beholden to fabric, style, color, large orders and left over stock.
2. A proven BOM program which has been tested for over a year with customer feedback and questions integrated back into the program content.
3. A diverse range of color and design inspiration and ideas for you and your customers, through the gallery of quilts made by this years participants.
4. The book is divided into 12 chapters rather than months so you can start the 12 month program at any time of the year that suits your shop.
Now lets get into the details.
The Happy Days BOM centres around the Happy Days Quilt Book.
So for the shop's Happy Days Block of Month program, the shop's BOM participant is provided with a copy of the book in the first month of the program, along with their first month's fabric. You then send them the fabric kit by chapter each month from your shop.
Commitment - Minimum commitment for this Block of Month program is 10 books (at $35USD each) = Total minimum is $350 USD + Shipping. (Books are warehoused in USA). (Recommended Retails Price for book is $60 USD)
What you get if you commit:
a) the full fabric requirement list, by block, by chapter, so you can kit correctly - each chapter is a Month's work however the book isn't divided by months but by chapters so you can start, therefore, in any month you like.
b) suggestions from Sarah for background fabrics and scrap packs
c) list of optional notions Sarah uses for the quilt and ideas for providing a notions kit for students
d) wholesale access to the rulers and English paper piecing packs that Sarah has made for the program. (see images below - pricing can be provided if you want to order). These are available wholesale only to shops in the program.
e) there is a BONUS video tutorial for a Block Keeper book that you can send as a bonus gift before the program starts - A fun project that allows the student to keep blocks stored flat as they work on each block.
f) A BONUS Quilt Storage Bag pattern and printable Happy Days Quilt Label file to print out in the last month of the program so they can label and gift or store their finished quilt.
g) An active Facebook Happy Days BOM group with inspiration and ideas from existing BOM quilters - see here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sarahfielkebom2016/ And see examples of some of the their quilt tops here - http://www.sarahfielke.com/pages/block-of-the-month-2016-gallery Many more will be added in the coming weeks as they complete their full tops.
What techniques will the students learn/do when making the quilt:
Needle turn applique
Foundation paper piecing
English paper piecing
Traditional machine piecing
Making bias tape with a hera marker
Making perfect circles
Big stitch hand quilting with perle thread
Provided within the book to the student is the full pattern for the quilt broken down by chapters including the full size templates and instructions.
If you DO NOT want to run the BOM program, you can still buy the book to sell in your shop. BUT you will not get all extras provided with the BOM program.
You can buy the book and sell it in your shop as a stand alone book. The pattern is usable by itself.
Commitment: there is no minimum order books
You can use the book as a pattern base for a kit - Each kit must contain the book but you can kit the quilt up any way you like.
Commitment - there is no minimum order of books.
The book can used as a teaching aid for classes. The book is written so that the pattern works through the blocks from chapters 1 to 12 in order of difficulty, so the students build on their skills as they work through the quilt. You can choose to kit it as you like, but each student must own a copy of the book.
Commitment - there is no minimum order.
The books will take about 2 weeks to be delivered.
PLEASE NOTE SHIPPING WILL BE INVOICED SEPERATELY IN JANUARY ONCE WE KNOW EXACT BOOK WEIGHTS - THE BOOKS WILL BE WAREHOUSED IN THE USA.
If you want to purchase the Happy Days Block of the Month, purchase here and select the number of books you want for your program - minimum 10 books.
If you want to purchase copies of the book to sell in your shop, purchase here and select the number you want to buy.