Calling All Quilters!


Posted on April 13th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 85 comments

Have you ever dreamed of going to Quilt Market? I know that I have, last year this time I was a new blogger, and hearing about Market on other blogs just about made me green with envy! All those gorgeous quilts, fabrics, sewing machines, quilting gadgets and gizmos — all under one roof!

I know that it is possible to see the quilts from the festival online, but why not support your fellow quilting blogger in our very own online quilt festival!?

Beginning this Friday, April 17th I am going to host a week long Bloggers Quilt Festival! Can you tell I’m excited? This is going to be sooo much fun!

How do you get involved?

Be thinking about, and post on Friday, your favorite completed quilt project, and the story that goes with it. I will have mister linky sign-ups here starting Friday for an entire week. Then we can visit everyone on the list and leave fabulous comments about their favorite quilt :)

Did I tell you that there’s prizes? Yes, fabric prizes!!! (Happy Dance here) I have 7 amazing giveaways already! (If you are a shop interested in sponsoring the event email me via my profile.) At the end of our festival – I will use the random number generator to award prizes, this time — I’m just doing one entry per person. (Yes I learned my lesson Anna!)

Right now you can help me spread the word – more the merrier! Grab the button and start telling your friends.

I need to go finish my DQS, STUD and virtual bee blocks before I get too carried away here :) Have a great week!
Amy

PS – if you are not already a subscriber/follower be sure to add me to your reader so you don’t miss out!





85 thoughts on “Calling All Quilters!

  1. This is a wonderful idea! I will think about it this week and have a story to share by Friday. Thanks for coming up with a fabulous idea!:)

  2. You are a creative genius!!

    I might have to link to an older post – but it’s the most interesting quilt story I have.

    What a great idea! I’m excited!

  3. A quilt Festival on-line! It’s a great idea. What a creative girl you are…Count me in please!! I have couple of quilts I have never show on my blog.

  4. Thanks Amy. What a great idea. I just realized you visited my blog back in January. I’m still getting the hang of this blogging thing. I can’t wait to see all the quilts at the festival.

  5. This will be hard for me, as really one one quilt is finished, but there are 20 or so in various stages of completion. Oh well. I’m in anyway.

    cherryblossommj.blogspot.com

  6. What a fabulous idea! I’m always drooling over the photos people post after going to quilt market. Can’t wait to see more!

  7. Read about it on Twiddletails. What a great idea! I would love to join! Is this virtual festival international/global?

  8. I’m so excited – I am trying to write out my coolest story for my favorite quilt!!!
    ~Thanks for coming up with this…

  9. This is a great idea! Thank you for organizing it. Now I have to decide which is my favourite.

    I posted the button and subscribed.

  10. Amy, what a fabulous idea! Thank you for hosting, sponsoring, and organizing this. It will be so much fun to visit everyone and see what creative goodness (newbie or advanced, I don’t care!) people out there are up to.

    I’m going to try and figure out how to post the button and subscribe (whatever that means!)LOL
    -Andrea

  11. Quikt dad sent me! I like this idea! have I got a story for you about my favorite quilt! I will add your button to my blog today!

  12. This sounds great. I hope I can figure out how to link up, so I can participate. Love & blessings from NC!

  13. Gosh Does that mean I have to finish that quilt I’m working on??

    Or maybe I’ll post about my high school graduation quilt…

    Oh the choices!!

    I’m in and totally follow you now!

  14. Hi, Amy — I just found you through Loreen Leedy’s blog. I’d love to participate in the Quilt Show. I just posted a picture of my latest quilt and its backstory on my blog tonight — can I use it in your show tomorrow? This is exciting — nice idea!

    Diane

  15. Alright, I think I’ll try this and see how it goes! I have only made a few quilts…I’m a beginner! See ya Friday! Thanks, this should be fun!

  16. Hi Amy, sounds like a lot of fun, count me in. If I could get more loaded in my store tonight. I might contact you to do a giveaway.
    I’ll let you know. I put it on my sidebar.
    Thanks for doing this, great idea.
    Keep Stitchen’
    Bonnie

  17. What a great idea! No entry fees, no mailing, no worrying about losing my quilt in the mail. Will you have instructions for “how to enter/post” my quilt? Thank you so much for creating this fun event!

  18. As I’ve never been to a ‘real’ quilt festival either, Amy, this is a great treat for me, so I’ve posted my quilt story and linked to your Blog!

    I hope its a huge success for you and I am sure we’ll all enjoy being part of it all!! So glad you thought about it and thanks for all your effort!…….Luv AJ

  19. Do I havew to have my own blog. I have one but it’s not up to date. I’m knee deep in getting back to work (play) after a broken wrist!
    Jo Rice

  20. As its the 17th in Oz already, I have created my entry on my blog and added photos in the Flickr group you have created. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s entries.

  21. by the way, forgot to mention, my favvvvorite prize would be anything that involves FREE fabric! especially if i get to choose it! sooo fun!

  22. Great timing…My Bama Love quilt was just finished…did two months research on her using Ancestery.com. Also interviewed old locals in the area. Bama made her home in the area that I live…was one of our early settlers…her life was hard, there were two murders in her family, she raised her kids on her own, was a midwife, healer, preacher and bee keeper. Her mom was the best moonshiner in the county…like I said…a very interesting woman. Born in 1877 and died in 1961….You can read all about her on my blog.
    Ann

  23. Thank you for holding this quilt show. Love the music – do you have the names of all the songs??? I’ll have my daughter make me a CD. Thank you, love your quilt

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