Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Spring 2013


Posted on May 17th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 259 comments

Can you believe we’ve been sharing our quilts this way for 5 years? I love coming together to share quilts and be inspired by all of you! I hope you take the time to share a quilt, and link up with everyone – EVERYONE IS WELCOME – no matter how long you’ve been quilting! Tell your friends, and get a post up!

Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival - AmysCreativeSide.comAs the Festival continues to grow, the organization of the Festival continues to evolve. To simplify the nomination and voting processes, and keep everyone from being overwhelmed by the volume of links, there will be a linky for each category, each with it’s own post.  I have conceded that each quilter may enter up to two quilts, each with it’s own post, in separate categories. Scroll down for links to each category.

 

Schedule of Events :

May 17 – 24 – Linky’s Open & Nominate for Viewer’s Choice on this post

May 24 – 30 – Vote for favorites in each of the categories

May 31 – Winners announced

With each category having it’s own linky, the need to nominate a favorite quilt in each category is eliminated.  Once the linky is done collecting your posts, everyone will be able to vote for a favorite in each category.

 

Many thanks to our lovely 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!

Viewer’s Choice winners will win one of three amazing prizes:

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A $75 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop!

A $100 Gift Certificate to Shop Martingale!

A choice of a Stash Pack from Vicki Welsh and a 2.5 yard package of Mystyfuse!

 

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The winner of the Baby Quilt category will win a $40 Gift Certificate to Sew Fine Fabric!

Visit the Baby Quilt category by clicking here.

 

The winner of the Throw Quilt category will win a $30 Gift Certificate to Fabric Shoppe!

Visit the Throw Quilt category by clicking here.

 

The winner of Group or Bee Quilt category will win a $50 Gift Certificate to Sew Fresh Fabrics!

Visit the Group/Bee Quilt category by clicking here.

 

The winner of the Two Color Quilt category will win a $50 Gift Certificate to Pink Chalk Fabrics!

Visit the Two Color Quilt category by clicking here.

 

 

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The winner of the 
ROYGBIV Quilt category will win a beautiful fat quarter pack of 20 Marblehead global brights, from Canton Village Quilt Works!

 Visit the ROYGBIV Quilt category by clicking here.

 

The winner of the Applique Quilt category will win a one-year membership to  Angie’s Bits n Pieces and one epattern, from Angie’s Bits n Pieces!

Visit the Applique Quilt category by clicking here.

 

The winner of the Hand-Quilted Quilt category will win A Trace ‘N Create Quilt Template-Dresden Collection and a Trace ‘N Create Quilt Template-Lone Star Collection designed by Nancy Zieman for Clover Needlecraft from the Wisconsin Quilt Expo!

Visit the Hand-Quilted Quilt category by clicking here.

 

The winner of the Home Machine Quilted Quilt category will win the first four issues of Generation Q Mag from Generation Q!

Visit the Home Machine Quilted Quilt category by clicking here.

 

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The winner of the Professionally Quilted Quilt category will win a $50 Gift Certificate to 1 Choice 4 Quilting!

Visit the Professionally Quilted Quilt category by clicking here.

 

The winner of the Quilt Photographer category will win a Baby Lock Quilter’s Essentials Kit, from Baby Lock!

Visit the Quilt Photographer category by clicking here.

 

The winner of the Art Quilt category will win their choice of 6 hand dyed fat quarters or Dyeing 100 Class, from Candied Fabrics!

Visit the Art Quilt category by clicking here.

 

The winner of the Doll/Mini Quilt category will win a 1 year Quilt Show Subscription from This-n-That Fabric!

Visit the Doll/Mini Quilt category by clicking here.

 

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The winner of the Wall Hanging category will win a copy of  Tula Pink’s City Sampler, and a collection of fat quarters from Six Munchkin Stitching!

Visit the Wall Hanging category by clicking here.

 

The winner of the Scrap Quilt category will win a $50 Gift Certificate to The Quilting Garden!

Visit the Scrap Quilt category by clicking here.

 

The winner of the Bed Quilt category will win a copy of Modern Neutrals, and Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe, from me!

Visit the Bed Quilt category by clicking here.

 

Everyone that participates will be eligible to win one of these fabulous prizes:

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A $40 Gift Certificate to Sew Fine Fabric!

A large set of Tula Pink threads from Aurifil!

A copy of Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting from Natalia Bonner at Piece N Quilt!

A small set of Tula Pink threads from  Aurifil!

 

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A bundle of 8 coordinating fat quarters, plus 3 patterns from Prairie Moon Quilts!

 A $25 Gift Certificate to Fabric Worm! 

A  pretty 1/2 yard bundle of Pat Sloan’s My Americana Fabrics, a Aurifil thread Sampler pack, and an exclusive pair of Ear Buds for her radio show!

A bundle of books from Lark Crafts, including : Doodle Stitching: Embroidery & Beyond, Pretty in Patchwork: Holidays, Quilt It With Love, and 100 Pretty Little Projects!

 

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A fat quarter bundle of Madhuri from The Quilted Fish!

A $75 Gift Certificate to Sprightly Fabrics!

A pattern bundle, including Russian Rubix, He Zigs She Zags, and Windspinner from Prairie Grass Patterns!

 

To Participate : :

1 – Write a new post, featuring your finished quilt. Share up to two quilts, each in their own post,  and the story of making them.

2 – In your post(s) link back to the Festival.

3 – Select a category and share a permalink to your post, in the corresponding linky. If you accidentally link up in the wrong category, look for the red X to delete your post, and add it to the correct category.

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

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

**Please respect my efforts and the efforts of the event sponsors, and do not offer giveaways in your Quilt Festival post.

 

Once you’ve had a chance to visit as many of the quilts, as possible you may nominate your very favorite, for a Viewer’s Choice Award! To nominate complete the form below with the link to the post and your email address.  Nominations without a valid email will be eliminated, and multiple nominations with the same email will be eliminated.  One entry per email address please. After nominations have been made, I will add a linky here to vote for Viewer’s Choice winners.




Thanks for participating! If you have a specific problem please email me directly - I will not be able to keep up with the comments for a few days.

Amy





259 thoughts on “Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Spring 2013

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  9. i love the way you’ve set it up this year, and i’m sure it’ll be much easier for you as well! thank you so much for all of the work you do for this awesome event!

  10. excited to be involved and browsing again this year. you always do such an amazing job of it!! thanks…it’s good to be motivated to write about what i love doing. have a great day.

  11. I would like to nominate : Elephants on Parade in the Bed Quilt category.

    If this is not the appropriate place please let me know. The instructions seemed to point me here.

  12. Well drat! I entered a top before I realized it had to be a completed quilt and don’t have my little X showing so I can delete it. Mea culpa!

    Jan

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  14. Woohoo! Time to let the kids live off cereal. There’s too many quilts to look at to bother with quilting. Thank you for all your organising again!

  15. Thanks for organizing the festival so well! I’m excited that we could enter two categories as this is my first time participating as a blogger. Such fun :-) I can wait to see them all!

  16. Such a marvelous festival already!! I entered the Wall Hanging category with my Crazy Love Spiral quilt :) Thanks so much for the fun and amazing quilts!!

  17. So excited to be participating again! Can’t wait to see all the beautiful quilts. Thanks for all your hard work putting this together.

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  24. Thanks for all the work you do to host this festival, Amy! It’s been a couple years since I last participated, and I’m excited to able to do it again this time. Looking forward to exploring the many links!

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  30. Thanks for hosting this great event yet again, Amy. It’s always a lot of fun. Also I appreciate that you’ve divided the categories into seperate posts this year. Makes it a lot easier!

  31. So excited to actually have something to enter this spring! I love the new format and hope it will be much easier for you. Thanks so much for hosting this for all of us!

  32. Amazing job in organizing and putting together all the sponsors for the festival. Being able to participate is such fun and inspiring. Hugs and thanks for all you have done.

  33. Thanks so much for the work you do to organize this! It’s my 4th time participating and I really enjoy seeing the online community come together.

  34. Wow! So many quilts already and it is only the first day! I am going to be very busy for quite awhile.
    Thank you Amy for hosting this wonderful event!

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  36. Thank you so much for all your work hosting this event. Such wonderful inspiration from all the entries!

  37. Amy, thanks for all the work you do to set up this amazing showing of quilts. I can’t wait to see this spring’s collections of beauty!

  38. I’m so glad to have two quilts to share this year. I really like how you’ve organized the festival with a separate post for each category.

    Thanks for all the work you do hosting this on-line quilt festival.

  39. Thanks for having this awesome quilt festival, Amy. This is my 2nd time participating, and I love seeing all the beautiful and inspiring quilts!

  40. Love looking at all the amazing quilts! I’m sure there is so much work that goes into this – and really appreciate you doing it. Such inspiration for us out there!

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  43. I’m excited to enter my latest quilt design for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival in the Bed Quilt category. Hopefully I’ll get my post together to enter another quilt too. Thanks for doing this each year!

  44. I’m so excited to participate this weekend! I have wanted to for years, but this is my first opportunity and I know it won’t be my last! Thanks for all of your hard work!

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  47. Thank you Amy for all you hard work organizing this amazing event and for letting me be a part of this. It’s wonderful to see everyone’s beautiful creations.

    -Soma

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  49. Thanks for hosting this again Amy! It is always SO MUCH FUN!!! I really like the way you have split all the categories up … it will be so much easier to choose categories and vote this time. I’m off to see all the goodies now :*)

  50. Thanks for putting this festival on! I love seeing all the lovely quilts and the way you have it set up this year sort of makes it a bit easier to view all. I can take a category at a time. All of your hard work is so appreciated! You Rock, Amy!

  51. Thank you again for such a terrific job in organizing this yrs Spring Quilt Festival.. Oh, so many entrants and lots of beautiful eye-candy!! It is going to be very hard to chose a favorite.

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  53. Thank you SO so much to Amy and all the sponsors and anyone else who helps put this all together! This is such a fun event! And to all the participating bloggy quilters, Well done!!!!!

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  56. I just found the Blogger’s Quilt Festival this last week (to be fair I’m still a fairly new quilter, though clearly bad at internetting!). It’s so much fun! I’ve entered two quilts and can’t wait to get visiting everyone else :) Thanks so much for organising all of this!!

  57. So excited to be a part of the festival for the first time! Everyone is so amazingly talented. Looking forward to checking out all of the lovely quilts!

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  60. I am new to quilting and am inspired seeing others’ talent in their completed quilts. My creativity is finally unleashed after years of being stifled by career and life demands. In the time I have left on this earth, my goal is to leave a legacy of riotous color scattered everywhere!

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  62. Thank you so much for hosting this event again. It really is a great way to go to an international quilt show without having to leave the comfort of one’s own home!

  63. Thank you for hosting this “show”. It’s very interesting. I’m excited to see how it goes! Is one quilt allowed in two different categories? Thanks again!

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  65. I always look forward to the Festival because I always find great new blogs to follow! Now that my entry is done, I can start perusing all the categories (a great innovation btw), see all the great entries and start deciding on my favorites! It’s inspiring how much you’ve accomplished with this and I’m glad that you are able to continue hosting this for us. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  66. So excited to be able to do this again. I submitted last spring and had a great time looking at all the other entries. I love the changes you have made, with different linkys to each catagory

  67. Thanks so much for all your hard work in coordinating this awesome event Amy. I just love looking at everyone’s quilts and creativity.

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  70. This makes me want to start a blog in order to share! Thanks for setting this up, there’s so much eye candy!

  71. Hello Amy,
    thank you for all your work with the Festival! I think it is a good idea to separate the entries in different categories.
    There are already so many wonderful quilts that it will be hard to choose the favourites!
    Steffi

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  75. Thanks so much for hosting and organizing this festival.
    There is awesome and awe-inspiring work on display.

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  77. I just stumbled across this website a few days ago. I am so glad I did! There are so many creative and talented people here. I love it. I added it to my reading list right away.

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  79. I’m so confused as to how to nominate our favourite quilt LOL I have to copy and paste a link, but where do I submit the form? On this page or the page that I started at? LOL Love the festival! Thanks so much for hosting again!

    • Help

      Gemma did you figure out how to post? I’m trying to find the entry point to start submitting and can’t figure it out.

      Thanks so much for any assistance!! I’m excited to participate.

  80. Hello Amy,

    I plucked up the courage to enter one of my quilts. It’s a bit scary seeing all the fantastic quilts out there! Thanks for organising the online show. How many hours am I going to spend gazing at quilts!!??

    Love from England,
    Muv

  81. So very excited to have entered two of my quilts! This is the first show I have entered.
    I entered Diamond Daze in Baby Quilts, and To The Rescue in Wall Quilts.
    Thanks! Amazing prizes and chances to show off our skills!

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  88. Many thanks for all your hard work and vision to make this amazing festival happen. What a fabulous experience and wonderful way to become aware of other quilters and what they are creating!

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  90. I’m despreately looking for the linky to be able to post my quilt in at the last minute. However: thank you for a marvellous digital quilt festival!

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  92. Thanks for another wonderful Festival Amy!! It was really difficult when it came to voting too. We have a lot of very talented people blogging with us. We are very lucky to have so much great inspiration.

  93. Thanks again for taking the time and effort to organize and promote this fantastic virtual quilt show. I love looking at all the quilts. It is so inpiring. Once again I have come away with so many ideas and beautiful images that I could never put them all into action.

    Good luck and keep up the good work.

  94. I had so much fun… some tough deciding because there are so many creative and talented people who have entered gorgeous quilts! Thanks Amy for hosting this wonderful event!!

  95. I’m having difficulty putting my arms around how this bloggers quilt festival works, and how to vote. Perhaps tomorrow can work on it again. There is so much inspiration for creativity shown that I get carried away looking rather than voting.

  96. Thanks so much for hosting this event. The organization this season is exceptional. It is so fun to go to a Quilt Festival without leaving my house!

  97. This is such a great idea, I have really enjoyed looking at the posts and deciding which quilt to vote for, some amazing talented quilters!

  98. So hard to choose just one to win Viewer’s Choice! All of the quilts are so lovely and required so much work and talent, it is unbelievable. I did, somehow, choose one. Thanks for hosting the Blogger’s Quilt Festival!

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  101. Amy thank you so much for hosting this amazing festival again. While I’m not new to the festival it is the first time I have linked up and participated. Thank you so much for the chance to do so.

  102. Another totally amazing quilt festival! Thank you for hosting these lovely events! I’m hoping I will have a little calm in the sea so I can post for your next wonderful festival event.
    Thanks again,
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  103. Thank you, so much, Amy. What another wonderful success! I think the new layout is a great way to compare apples to apples and keep up with what you have already looked at! Seems as if people participated? Wonderful inspiration nonetheless!

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