Welcome to the Fall Blogger’s Quilt Festival! I’m delighted that you have come to share inspiration and be inspired!

The Festival is open to anyone that would like to participate no matter how long you’ve been quilting or how many quilts you have finished. The story of each quilt often relates quilters to one another, and is an important aspect of our Festival! I hope you take the time to write about how your entry quilt came to be and why it is important for you to share it. Likewise, I hope you enjoy reading about the quilts others’ have entered!

Like in the spring, we have categories to consider and nominate favorite quilts in.

The schedule of events is this :

October 26 – 31 Linky open
November 1 – 4 Nominations are made
November 5 -8 Vote for your favorites
November 9 Winners announced

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, and find a special treat for yourself, while taking in all the quilts. They love being the suppliers for all your fabric and sewing needs!

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Viewer’s Choice –

The top five Viewer’s Choice Winners will receive one of the following prizes:

Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a $75 Gift Certificate!

Martingale is giving away a $100 Gift Certificate!

Vicki Welsh is giving away the winner’s choice of 1 Stash Pack and 1 Fat Quarter Pack, 2.5 Yards of white Mistyfuse and a 16 1/2 x 10 3/4 Goddess Pressing Sheet from Mistyfuse!

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Moda is giving away 2 Layer Cakes of upcoming lines!

Aurifil is giving away a beautiful thread kit, based on Pat Sloan’s new fabric – Eat Your Fruits N Veggies!

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Category Sponsors

The winner of the Favorite Baby Quilt category will win Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting from Piece N Quilt!

The winner of the Favorite Throw Quilt category will win Fat Quarter Bundle of Beyond the Gate Fabrics from Jillily Studios!

The winner of the Favorite Bed Quilt category will win an Everyday Bag with Fat Quarters from Six Munchkin Stitching!

The winner of Favorite Group or Bee Quilt category will win a 10 Fat Quarter Bundle in their favorite color family from Drygoods Design!

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The winner of the Favorite Two Color Quilt category will win a 1 year subscription to The Quilt Show from This N That Fabrics!

The winner of the Favorite ROYGBIV Quilt category will win their Choice of Dye Class by Candied Fabrics!

The winner of the Favorite Applique Quilt category will win a Tree Swing Journal, Carol Doak Keepsake Cards, The Art of the Quilt 2013 Calendar, and fast2clean Microfiber Cleaning Cloths from Pattern Spot!

The winner of the Favorite Hand-Quilted Quilt category will win a Set of Trace N Create Templates from the Wisconsin Quilt Expo!

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The winner of the Favorite Home Machine Quilted Quilt category will win a $50 Gift Certificate from Christa Quilts!

The winner of the Favorite Professionally Quilted Quilt category will win a collection of Pellon products from Pellon!

The winner of the Favorite Quilt Photographer category will win a bundle of Bella fat quarters from Tactile Fabrics!

The winner of the Favorite Art Quilt category will win a $50 Gift Certificate from The Quilting Garden!

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The winner of the Favorite Doll/Mini Quilt category will win a $50 Gift Certificate from Pink Chalk Fabrics!

The winner of the Favorite Wall Hanging category will win a $40 Gift Certificate from Canton Village Quilt Works!

The winner of the Favorite Scrap Quilt category will win a fat quarter bundle from Sew Fresh Fabrics!

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Random Drawing Prizes

Moda is offering a Layer Cake of an upcoming line!

Pat Sloan is offering a fat quarter bundle of her new line – Eat Your Fruits N Veggies!

I Have a Notion is offering 10 Spools of Floriani Polyester Embroidery Thread, Winners choice of Colors!

The Quilted Fish is offering a fat quarter bundle of her new line – Flutter!

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I Have a Notion is offering Spotlight on Neutrals by Pat Wys!

I Have a Notion is offering Sewing Pottery by Machine by Barbara Warholic!

Praire Moon Quilts is offering a pattern and fabric bundle!

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The Quilted Fish is offering a fat quarter bundle of her new line – Flutter!

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To Participate & Win : :

1 – Write a new post, featuring your finished quilt. Share one quilt, and the story of making it.

2 – In your post link back to the Festival.

3 – Share a permalink to your post, in the linky on the festival post.

4 – Leave a comment on this post to be entered into giveaways.

5 – Visit all the other quilters sharing their quilts and be inspired!

In your Blogger’s Quilt Festival post, be sure to include a few specifics about your finished quilt:

*Quilt Measurements
*Special Techniques used, if any
*Quilted by…
*Best category – 1 to 3 categories max

For example:
Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 60″x 72″
Special techniques used : applique, folded fabric, etc.
Quilted by : Natalia Bonner
Best Category : Applique Quilt, Professionally Quilted, Scrap Quilt
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**Please respect my efforts and the efforts of the event sponsors, and do not offer giveaways in your Quilt Festival post.

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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. If you are having trouble adding your link to the collection, verify that you are using as permalink, as links to your main blog page will not be accepted.

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, and I will do my best to help.

Enjoy!!

Amy