If you've never tried a Marcus block-of-the-month quilting project, this is a great time to consider one! BOM's, as they're called, are popular for lots of reasons, and we've listed them here for those who need a little extra encouragement!
#10: A BOM project is broken down into smaller, more attainable goals, so you'll enjoy a feeling of accomplishment with each installment.
#9: Some shops offer pay-as-you-go pricing, so you can more easily budget for a major creative project.
#8: You'll enjoy the camaraderie of those with similar quilting interests.
#7: You can avoid the stress of last-minute marathons sessions at your machine.
#6: It's another fun excuse to visit your favorite quilt shop on a regular basis!
#5: Many BOM quilts are designed with a variety of block styles, so you can master different ones and expand your overall quilting knowledge.
#4: By working gradually, you'll be able to control the usual sewing room clutter when working on a project all at once. Blocks & cut pieces can be stored in clean pizza boxes, plastic zipper bags, or other containers as you work on each section.
#3: The month-to-month pace of the project allows you to immerse yourself in each section and focus on it differently than you would when you make an entire quilt at once.
#2: The chances of ending up with yet another UFO are lessened because you can see your progress - a BOM quilt project has a beginning, a middle and foreseeable end!
...and #1: Marcus is developing programs with different fabric styles, more flexible schedules and customizable features - at least one is sure to suit your style and your schedule!