Welcome to the Festival!  Every time we gather online to share quilts, I’m so inspired, thank you all for sharing your quilts, and their stories. Each story is just as important, as the work put into your quilts.  The story is where we get a sense of you, and the love put into each stitch. Please know that your skill level, or style of quilts are not in question – everyone is welcome to participate.  Join in the fun!  Make some new friends while you browse the show, and be inspired! This spring I have added categories, and a viewer’s choice quilt to the list of prizes! The schedule for the festival is this:

  • May 18 – 21 Festival begins!  (Linky is open)
  • May 22- 25 Nominations are made
  • May 26 – 30 Vote for your favorites
  • June 1 – Winners announced

I will make it super easy for you to nominate your favorite quilts, and later vote for your favorites. If you haven’t already subscribe to my feed to make sure you get all the updates.  *And when you nominate your favorites, you will earn an extra entry in the general drawing! Before I mention all the prizes, a big THANK YOU to our sponsors!  They have generously donated prizes for all of you to win.  Be sure to stop by their shops, browse our vendor mall, while taking in all the quilts.  They love being the suppliers for all your fabric and sewing needs! As you make your way through all the quilts, email me if you find a quilter that you think would make a great feature here.  I’m always looking for more Featured Quilters! Finally, be sure to leave a comment on this post, to be entered to win one of the fabulous giveaways.  Good Luck! About the sponsors:

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The top three Viewer’s Choice Winners will receive one of the following prizes: Pink Chalk Fabrics is giving away a $75 Gift Certificate! Vicki Welsh is giving away a 10 yard pack of Mistyfuse and 2 1/2 yards of hand dyed fabric of the winner’s choice! Day Style Designs Quilt Shop is giving away a Beginner Combo Kit, to bolster your free motion quilting confidence!

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The winner of the Favorite Baby Quilt category, will win a fat quarter bundle of Mod Squad from Fabricworm! The winner of the Favorite Throw Quilt category, will win a $50 Gift Certificate from Fat Quarter Shop! The winner of the Favorite Bed Quilt category, will win a $50 Gift Certificate from Fat Quarter Shop! The winner of the Favorite Group/Bee Quilt category, will win a Fat Quarterly subscription from the crew at Fat Quarterly!

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The winner of the Favorite Two Color Quilt category, will win a Quilt Journal, a set of Note Cards, and an Eco Tote from Pattern Spot! The winner of the Favorite ROYGBIV (color wheel) Quilt category, will win a $50 Gift Certificate from Fat Quarter Shop! The winner of the Favorite Applique Quilt category, will win a Moda Layer Cake from Piece N Quilt! The winner of the Favorite Pieced Quilt category, will win a Thread Kit from Aurifil!

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The winner of the Favorite Hand Quilted Quilt category, will win a $50 Gift Certificate from Martingale! The winner of the Favorite Home Machine Quilted Quilt category, will win a bundle of A Walk in the Woods from JAQS Fabrics! The winner of the Favorite Professionally Quilted Quilt category, will win a Trace ‘N Create Quilt Template-Dresden Collection and a Trace ‘N Create Quilt Template-Lone Star Collection  from Nancy Zieman! The winner of the Favorite Quilt Photographer category, will win a $40 Gift Certificate from Canton Village Quilt Works!

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The winner of the Favorite Art Quilt category, will win  a $50 Gift Certificate from Martingale! The winner of the Favorite Doll/Mini Quilt category, will win a 1 year membership to The Quilt Show from This-N-That Fabrics! The winner of the Favorite Wall Hanging category, will win a Beginner Combo Kit from Day Style Designs Quilt Shop!

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Random Drawing  Prizes

Riley Blake is offering a box of goodies from Riley Blake headquarters!

Moda is offering a fat quarter bundle of Vintage Modern! Fabric Shoppe is offering a $40 gift certificate! STC Craft is offering a collection of beautiful quilt books, Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional InspirationKaffe Fassett: Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts, and Material Obsession!

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 Robert Kaufman Fabrics is offering a copy of the new book, We Love Color, featuring Kona Cottons! SeamedUP is offering 3 months of advertising on SeamedUP! Sew Fresh Fabrics is offering a bundle of A Stitch in Color fat quarters by Malka Dubrawsky! Sew, Mama, Sew! is offering a $25 gift certificate!

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 Lark Crafts is offering Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters and Pretty in Patchwork: Doll Quilts! Angie’s Bits ‘n Pieces is offering a 1 year subscription to Angie’s Bits ‘n Pieces! The Quilting Garden is offering a $50 gift certificate! From Here to Quilternity is offering a Brandon Mably Design Roll and “Candy is Dandy” quilt pattern!

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 Generation Q is offering a copy of the premier issue of Generation Q mag, and a bundle of fabric! Kate of Kate Conklin Designs is offering two sets of five PDF patterns! Whew! That’s quite the collection! Are you ready to share your quilt? 

Here’s what you need to do to participate:  (Please read carefully)
  1. Write a new post (old posts will be deleted).  Share one quilt, and it’s story.  Why you made it, why it is special to you, what you learned about quilting/yourself while making it.  The quilt doesn’t have to be brand new, never seen before on your blog – show what you like!  Also, please respect my efforts and the efforts of the event sponsors, and do not offer giveaways in your Quilt Festival post.
  2. In your post, link back to the festival.  You can do this with a button, just copy and paste the code into your post, if  all else fails.
  3. Share a permalink to your post, in the linky.  Right click on your post title to copy link address, then paste it in the linky.
  4. Leave me a comment to be entered in the giveaways.
  5. Visit all the other quilters sharing their quilts and be inspired!
  6. If you are on flickr, consider adding your entry to the group pool, it’s great to see all the quilts in the gallery!



Add your post to the linky, and leave a comment to be entered to win!  The red X is only seen on your computer, it gives you the option to edit/delete your link if necessary, also note that it may take a few minutes for your image to show up here. Pull up a comfy chair and enjoy the show! To be ready to nominate your favorites, keep a list of the entry #'s for reference. If you have a question, please email me directly, as questions in the comments will not be answered quickly, I will do my best to help. Enjoy!! Amy