Read It

Every month, a brand-new chapter of an original murder mystery novel is delivered to your inbox.

Sew It

Along with the chapter, you receive the pattern for a monthly quilt block.  Clues to the mystery are hiding in the quilt!

Solve It

At the end of the mystery, submit your guess for the killer--and join the whole community in sharing your finished quilt + win prizes!

The Murder Mystery Quilt is a monthly subscription club that reads along together and stitches up a quilt to find clues and solve the murder.   This is a mystery quilt in the traditional sense–you sew a block each month and the overall design of the quilt isn’t revealed until all the blocks are sewn–but it’s also a MYSTERY quilt: each month, along with the block pattern and design, you receive a chapter of a mystery story.  Each chapter reveals clues as the plot unfolds, and it’s your job to seek out whodunit!


Murder Mystery Quilt 2023:


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Join our hero, Kitty Campbell, as she enters the world of the Vikings!

As an expert in prehistoric human & plant interactions, Kitty Campbell travels the world working archaeological projects as a shovel bum--an archaeologist-for-hire. But her past is haunted by the one mystery she couldn't solve in time: her mother's mysterious death. In 2023, those worlds collide when Kitty heads to Scandinavia to apply her expertise to a Viking ship found off the coasts of Norway and Denmark.  Can she prove it was sailed BACK from North America, and change our understanding of Viking history?  And what about the murdered man she discovers, whose killer she may know?

Registration is NOW OPEN for an all-new year with an all-new mystery and a brand-new quilt that's hiding all the clues!




A Dozen Original Quilt Blocks Hide Small Quiet Secrets

Kitty Campbell has followed her love of plants and archaeology around the world and back--but death keeps following her and calling her to solve murders.  Gifted with a love of nature, and cursed with a deep understanding of the dark secrets lurking in the hearts of humans, Kitty solves murders reluctantly--and in the patterns for this year's quilt, we will discover the clues to help her untangle yet another web.

Join the Nicest Quilters On The Internet to fine-tune your quilting skills, read along together, and catch a killer in 2023!


The lands of the Vikings are mysterious and cold.  Here, truth can lie buried for centuries in the icy waters of the fjords.

The richness of the location creates a tapestry of colors for our quilt!  Join the Murder Mystery Quilt as we solve The Murder of the Viking with fabrics in brilliant jewel tones: greens that sing of luscious lichens, deep blues and greys of wind-whipped waters, golden yellows of treasure sought and lost, and earth tones that call to mind the warmth of wooden ships made by hand.  Along the way, you'll earn BONUS CLUES and share your thoughts as we piece a quilt that you'll be thrilled to show off!


Help Our Heroine Catch A Killer While You Sew Your Quilt!

The 2023 Murder Mystery Quilt is the story of a brilliant, haunted scientist's moxie & mental agility--and you get to solve the case alongside her!

Piece your quilt in stunning colors that reflect the wintry jewel tones and icy majesty of the Scandinavian fjords with just a splash of Norse mythology as you sew to catch a killer.

Along the way, you're accompanied by your own Clue Crew of new quilting friends, warm support to grow your skills, and monthly Spotify playlists full of themed tunes to put you in the mood!

Included in the Murder Mystery Quilt: the How To Sew video series, where you can refine your skills NOW as you wait for the fun to begin.  Whether you're new to quilting or you've been quilting for years, we have the resources and inspiration to make THIS YEAR the one where you sew your favorite quilt. Do it all with support and encouragement to finish together alongside your newest quilting friends!

We can't wait to quilt with you!

Join us to solve crime with the nicest quilters on the Web!

Registration for 2023 is NOW CLOSED

Registration for 2024 opens at noon Eastern time on October 31, 2023.  Sign up for emails and get all the early alerts to get you started with your Clue Crew!

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BONUS!  All Murder Mystery Quilt members get instant access to the How To Quilt video series as we wait together for the new year to begin!  Improve your quilting skills with a dozen quilt block patterns and a video guide that teaches you to improve your quilting from start to finish.  Exclusive for MMQ members!

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This has been an AMAZING experience. 2020 has been a very unusual and challenging year in so many ways--I have learned ‘sew’ many tips and tricks in this last 10 months...Everyone involved with the quilt, from the fellow quilters to the admin have been so helpful and encouraging. I feel privileged to have been part of this experience. I am looking forward to the 2021 version!

~Katthie C

2020 is my first year and it has really inspired my own creativity. I love [the] style so far and can’t wait to see it together. Thank you for making this a reality!

~Emma W

This MMQ has really been quite fun in a year fraught with sadness and worry. Thank you for providing sunshine and distraction each month. Miss Kitty is my hero!

~Debra C

I’m having such a good time with this project! Some months have shoved me completely out of my comfort zone and that’s ok! Thanks for making this not-so-nice year a bit better with having something to look forward to every month. Can’t wait til next year!

~Andrea J

All signed up for 2021. This will be my 5th year.  I love the whole experience, from the patterns, the mystery, the story, the facebook group, the admins, everything, nothing is a problem and issues get solved ASAP.  I just can't imagine not doing the MMQ every year.  Please don’t stop.
Cheers to 2021!

~Jenny R

Just signed up for my 6th MMQ. Can’t wait to learn the location and get started. This is all so fun! Thank you, Deborah!

~Laurie B