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It Takes a Village Fabric Collection

Introducing It Takes a Village by Jennifer Long of Sew a Story for Riley Blake Designs(in stores October 2024)

"It takes a village to raise a child" is an African proverb that conveys the idea that an entire community of people must work together to provide for and positively influence children, so they can grow in a safe and healthy environment. As adults, we know that supportive communities teach children about our interconnected world.


This fabric collection was designed to uplift some of the amazing people that make up the wonderful communities we share, including medical professionals, firefighters, and police officers. It truly does take a village! 

Play with, honor, and support everyone in YOUR "village" with Sew A Story quilt patterns, playful and discovery fabrics, felt dolls, 3D rescue truck bags, and so much more! What community projects will you make with this Fabric Collection? The possibilities are endless.

It Takes a Village Quilt Patterns

Let's explore the quilt patterns coming as part of this exciting new fabric collection! These patterns will release in October 2024 when the fabric line comes to stores.

I'm so excited to add three new quilts to my popular "Be A" series of quilts. When the recipient lays under this quilt, they become the firefighter, police officer, or medical professional. How fun is that?! These confident beginner-level quilts are traditionally pieced and each finish at 60" x 72".

(Pictured: Be a Firefighter, Be a Police Office, and Be a Medical Professional)