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. 1
    audreypawdrey says:

    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. 2
    Amy says:

    I already know which quilt I’m going to post about. Thanks Amy – how fun!

  3. 3
    amylouwho says:

    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!

  4. 4
    Mary on Lake Pulaski says:

    Sounds great Amy! I’m ready when you are!

  5. 5
    Whimsical Creations says:

    I added your button. =D

  6. 6
    Thimbleanna says:

    Sounds very fun Amy — can’t wait!

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    Paloma says:

    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.

  8. 8
    Belva says:

    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.

  9. 9
    SewAmy says:

    What a great idea. I am in. I think I know what quilt I am going to use. :o)

  10. 10
    live a colorful life says:

    Is it too late to join?

  11. 11
    Sarah says:

    Ooh! I want in!

  12. 12
    shelia says:

    i can’t wait to watch the show!!
    What a great idea :)

  13. 13
    melissa s. says:

    ooh Amy, how FUN!! I’ll definitely participate!

  14. 14
    Zarina says:

    Count me in!!

  15. 15
    Amy says:

    Count me in too. I’ll have to get thinking.

  16. 16
    jacquie says:

    i love this idea….i need to put in on my calendar so i don’t forget…now to decide what quilt to post about.

  17. 17
    Bunny says:

    I will search for pictures of my favorite. I am not sure I have any. And I gave it as a gift.

  18. 18
    rachel griffith says:

    dude…i am SO in!!!
    seriously.

  19. 19
    Jackie says:

    Great Count me In!!

  20. 20
    John says:

    great idea! you can count me in!

  21. 21
    Julie says:

    count me in sounds like a bunch of fun.
    julie

  22. 22
    SaraRules says:

    This is going to be so fun to see everyone’s quilts and hear all about them! I can’t wait until Friday!

  23. 23
    Katherine says:

    Fun idea, Amy! I’m in!

  24. 24
    Andi says:

    What a great idea.
    Count me in!!

  25. 25
    CherryBlossomMJ says:

    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

  26. 26
    Terriaw says:

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

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    em's scrapbag says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun. Count me in.

  28. 28
    nicolette says:

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

  29. 29
    Jennie says:

    What a lovely idea! I am totally in! ~ Jennie

  30. 30
    Michelle says:

    I am definitely in! Thank you Amy for organizing this.

  31. 31
    Rebekah says:

    Fun! I’m going to join you in the fun on Friday

  32. 32
    enjoy says:

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

  33. 33
    Barbara Myltschenko says:

    I would love to join! Is there still time???

  34. 34
    tipper says:

    Amy-what a super idea-I hope its a huge success!!

    Hope you had a lovely Easter!

  35. 35
    Amy Sp says:

    I know just which quilt I will use! Great idea.

  36. 36
    Maggie says:

    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.

  37. 37
    Andrea says:

    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

  38. 38
    Linda says:

    Somehow I was able to put the link on my blog. I click on it and it goes right here. Yay!! I also know which quilt I will enter. Thanks for doing this. Very cool, indeed.

    Linda

    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/

  39. 39
    ivyarts says:

    Thanks for letting us all get in on the “Quilt Market” fun. I’m in.

  40. 40
    Clare says:

    Better late than never. Count me in. I know exactly which quilt I’m going to show.

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    BUMBLE BEANS says:

    GREAT IDEA!!! WOo hOO!!

  42. 42
    hetty says:

    This sounds like a great idea. Going to put your button on my blog now. Hope I’m not too late.

  43. 43
    Jen says:

    This sounds like so much fun! I cannot wait to participate. Thank you for the work you’ve put into this!

  44. 44
    SarahB says:

    What a fun idea! I know just what quilt I’m going to pick! :)

  45. 45
    Barbara Strobel Lardon says:

    I am now a follower and have grabbed the button!

  46. 46
    Ryan says:

    Count me in Amy! Thanks so much for this great idea.

  47. 47
    Trudi says:

    Count me in too! What a great idea, must think quickly, its nearly Friday!

  48. 48
    Rhonda says:

    What a fantastic idea. If it’s not too late, please count me in. I’m grabbing the link as I type…LOL…Take care.

  49. 49
    Erzebat says:

    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!

  50. 50
    Anina says:

    You know I’m in right? I have my quilt ready to show. :o)

  51. 51
    Quilt Pixie says:

    the biggest question now is which quilt to submit for the show….

  52. 52
    carolyn says:

    how fun

  53. 53
    Susan says:

    This sounds like fun; I will be there.

  54. 54
    Tales From My Empty Nest says:

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

  55. 55
    Kritta22 says:

    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!

  56. 56
    Anya says:

    Count me in if it’s not too late. I’ll have a post about it on the 17th. Thanks.

  57. 57
    bumblebeebags says:

    Sounds like fun…count me in!

  58. 58
    Diane J. Evans says:

    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

  59. 59
    Marrdy says:

    Sounds like such fun!

  60. 60
    Natalie says:

    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!

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    Judy Alexander says:

    Sounds fun, can’t wait to see all the quilts.

  62. 62
    Jean says:

    This sounds like so much fun. I want to try to participate!

  63. 63
    Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie says:

    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

  64. 64
    SewCalGal says:

    I love a good sew-cial and I’m excited about your concept of creating an on-line sew-cial. Count me in!

    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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    Minka's Studio says:

    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!

  66. 66
    Ann J says:

    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

  67. 67
    The Quilted Librarian says:

    Hey Amy, I would love to participate in the festival.

  68. 68
    Jo Rice says:

    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

  69. 69
    Julie says:

    Count me in, hope I’m not too late…

  70. 70
    Ozquilter says:

    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.

  71. 71
    andrea_nicole says:

    This sounds like great fun! I hope I can pictures of my favorite quilt.

  72. 72
    TexasRed says:

    Great idea! I’ve grabbed your button and am posting my first quilt.

  73. 73
    Sarah Seitz says:

    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!

  74. 74
    Ann Morrell says:

    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

  75. 75
    Julia says:

    Hi, Hope I’m not too late..
    Please count me in too..
    I’ll add the button to my blog.
    Julia ♥

  76. 76
    Leslie says:

    Pretty neat idea. I have blogged about it already.

  77. 77
    Cindy's Stitching says:

    What a fabulous idea. These is such great joy at looking at quilts. Thank you for doing this for us.

  78. 78
    Laurez says:

    What a wonderful idea! Who hasn’t dreamt about quilt festival!?
    Laurez/NJ/Whaeser1@aol.com

  79. 79
    Amanda says:

    Amy I love this idea! I just found out about it today (Saturday). Is it too late to join?

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    Cathy says:

    Great idea. I enjoy seeing quilts made by other quilters and like to have an occasion to show off my own.

  81. 81
    Kelli says:

    I added my quilt! How fun. Thanks for doing this :)

  82. 82
    Jody says:

    What fun! I believe I missed the deadline to add a quilt, but I did put the button on my blog.

  83. 83
    Alexia says:

    Great Idea I’m in!

  84. 84
    Cindy's Stitching says:

    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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    scrappy quilter says:

    Thank you for hosting this quilt show. It’s incredible.

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