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Brown Bag Mystery 2022- "To the Point"

We have participated in the Brown Bag Mystery for 4 years, curating beautiful fabrics to go with each design created by Karen Montgomery and having a lot of fun along the way. Each year the clues keep participants guessing right to the very end.

This is a program full of value!

It's a mystery, a carefully selected kit, a virtual class (via videos on Facebook), and a sew along (in the private Facebook group), plus bonus projects along the way. Participants who purchase AmyQuilts bags will also be invited to a private Quilt Along group.

Each bag contains 6 cuts, totaling 7-3/4 yards of premium fabric.
Inside the bag you will find initial cutting instructions, and information on how to join the exclusive, private Facebook group. In the group, you will have a chance to virtually mingle with quilters across the US and Canada who have purchased mystery bags from 50+ shops.

The mystery quilt is easy enough for confident beginners. You'll need your rotary cutting skills and the ability to sew a decent 1/4 inch seam. You'll learn more along the way. Have more experience? You won't be bored!


February 12.  Facebook page goes live for consumers with Welcome video. Time to follow the instructions to join.

Clue #1 is MAILED March 18th.

Clue #2 is MAILED, April 1st.

Clue #3 is MAILED, April 15th.

Clue #4 is MAILED, April 29th.

Clue #5 is MAILED, May 13th.

Assembly Instructions are MAILED May 27th.

BONUS! After assembly instructions have been received, purchasers of AmyQuilts bags will receive instructions to another private Facebook group for 3 live video sessions with tips and design ideas for quilting your quilt.

While there are no special rulers required as Karen will provide a paper piecing pattern for a particular unit, the rulers shown below make it easier and faster, plus allow you to do her bonus patterns. (Triangle Squared and Perfect Rectangle)

Remember this is a MYSTERY! You will only choose your bag based on the fabric tied to the bag. Not all bags with the same fabric tie will be the same! If you like that fabric and the short description that goes with'll love the quilt. Even if it might not be exactly what you would have chosen. It may take you out of your creative comfort zone and that's a good thing.

This year, AmyQuilts is also listing a "product" for us to choose coordinating borders for you. This will give you enough fabric to make up to 10" mitered borders. This option must be selected at the same time as you purchase your quilt.

After much deliberation, we've decided to list each kit by individual focal fabric bow. (originally we were going to stick to theme categories)

When you make your selection(s), make sure to answer the question, "What name do you use of Facebook?" This will help Karen in the process of adding you to the group.

Don't do Facebook? You can still participate in the mystery with the mailed clues alone.

All clues will be mailed according to the schedule above. The video tutorials will be posted in the group the next day. We will be mailing all clues, but if you are local and want to get your clue before it comes in the mail, pop by the shop and pick up a copy!

We will continue to add new Brown Bag Mystery Kits as others are sold out.

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Creative Grids Perfect Rectangle Ruler 9-1/2in



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Creative Grids Ruler 5-1/2in Square