Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Fall 2013

Posted on October 25th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 357 comments

 Welcome to Blogger’s Quilt Festival! I hope you enjoy all the different aspects of the Festival and find lots of inspiration for your future projects! This Festival is for everyone – young or old, beginning quilter or advanced, any style or genre, everyone is welcome, and encouraged to participate with us!

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! **Each quilter may enter up to two quilts, each with it’s own post, in separate categories.


I’m excited to share that Baby Lock is generously giving away a Melody machine, just like mine! The giveaway is not dependent your Festival entry and will be completely random, be sure to enter the rafflecopter giveaway in this post or each of the category posts, for your chance to win! The giveaway will close with the Festival, on November 8th. Good Luck!

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Viewer’s Choice Prizes:
  • A $50 Gift Certificate from Martingale!
  • Goddess Pressing Sheet and 2.5 yards of Mistyfuse Ultraviolet fusible web from Mistyfuse and the winner’s choice of 2 Hand Dyed Stash Packs from Vicki Welsh!
  • A fat quarter bundle of Fort Firefly from Sew Fine Fabrics!

Nominate your favorite for a Viewer’s Choice Award below.

[box title="Blogger's Quilt Festival Schedule:"]October 25 – 31 – Linky’s Open & Nominate for Viewer’s Choice
November 1 – 7 – Vote for favorites in each of the categories
November 8 – Winners announced[/box]

**Before I go any further I must say 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!


[list] [/list] [box title="To Participate:"]1 – Write a post the week of the festival, featuring your finished quilt (old posts will be deleted).
2 – In your post link back to the festival.
3 – Share a link to your post, in the linky on the category post you wish to enter.
4 – Leave me a comment on the festival post to be entered into giveaways.
5 – Visit all the other quilters sharing their quilts and be inspired!
6 – Nominate your favorite quilt for a Viewer’s Choice award. (Linky to nominate will open on Monday.)[/box]


[list] [/list]

Enter to win my machine, a Baby Lock Melody, new from Baby Lock!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Quick Links to the other categories : baby quiltthrow quiltscrappy quiltgroup/bee quilttwo color quiltROYGBIV quilt, applique quilthand quilted quilthome machine quilted quiltprofessionally quilted quiltquilt photographerart quilt, doll/mini quiltwall hangingbed quilt.

I hope you have a comfy spot to enjoy the Festival from! If you have any questions, feel free to email me directly, I will get back to you as quick as I can.

Enjoy the show!


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357 thoughts on “Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Fall 2013

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  3. Thanks Amy for putting on this event. No doubt a lot of work. very much appreciated…had a lot of fun the last two times just looking at all those amazing entries.

  4. Thanks Amy for taking the time from your other endeavors to host this on line show. With our schedule it’s really hard for me to get to quilt shows, So some years this is the only one I get to “attend”.

  5. Thanks for hosting this again, Amy! I know it’s a lot of work but we all look forward to it so much!! I can’t wait to check out all the wonderful inspiration!!

  6. Thanks so much, Amy, for all of your hard work in organizing another wonderful Quilt Festival for all of us out here in blog land! I look forward to it every time it rolls around and enjoy all of the inspiration.

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  8. My first time entering the Bloggers Quilt Festival! I love looking at all the quilts! And love all the blogs! Being new to the blogging world…I’m excited to get ‘out there’ and meet many more bloggers!
    Thank you!

  9. So glad to be able to participate again! Such an amazing way to showcase SO SO SO many awesome quilters–Thank you for all of your efforts in putting this together, Amy!

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  11. Thanks so much for hosting this Amy. As a beginner, I get so inspired looking at all of the eye candy. And, by the way, I’m really enjoying your new podcast. Although, I didn’t need any enabling to help me shop (the shopping episode).

  12. Amy, thank you so much for all this work! It looks so organized, too! Love the category divisions, although that must be a headache for you to orchestrate. I’ve got my entry put in the bed quilts for this show.

  13. Amy, I was reading through the different categories and I think that you have the exact same prize for every one of them, yet there are a bunch of sponsors, so maybe it is a typo. I thought I would let you know. Thanks again for holding the festival. I am trying to decide which quilt to enter.

  14. You are a rockstar for holding this festival. Thank you for the opportunity you give us all to see wonderful works of art from all over the world. The prizes are great.

  15. Thanks for hosting this yet again Amy! It’s always so great to see the inspiration from all over the world. So many beautiful quilts!

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  19. Wow, i can not imagine how much work goes into hosting this event. I am excited to be a first time participant and am looking forward to checking out the entries. It’s almost as good as being at Quilt Market!! Thank you!!

  20. Am enjoying your blogger’s Quilt Festival. I am finding some great quilt and quilting ideas. Thanks for hosting this event.

  21. Oh wow I love this “quilt show” so many wonderful quilts to looks at :0). Thanks so much for the chance to win your fabulous prizes too.

    Happy Sewing

  22. This quilt show is brilliant! Thank you for all your hard work. Something to look forward to twice a year for us home-bound quilters.:)

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  26. Thank you for hosting the Fall 2013 Blogger’s Quilt Festival. I love seeing all the quilts and visiting all the bloggers – I think it is more fun than Quilt Market.

  27. I would love to win that Babylock! It looks fabulous–especially that knee lift feature..we “older” gals have
    lotsa ankle and foot issues so knee lifts are a boon to us. Thanks for the opportunity,,Julierose

  28. Thank you Amy, for all of your hard work in organizing another Quilt Festival for all of us to enjoy. I look forward to it every time it rolls around and enjoy feasting on all of the eye candy.

  29. Thank-you Amy for doing this fun Quilt Festival once again. It not only gets me to finish a project to post, but I love getting to visit all the other entries.

  30. Thanks so much for this wonderful gathering of quilters! I just love to see everyones work – so inspiring! Thanks also to all the sponsors – so amazing- so appreciated!

  31. Amy-Thank you for hosting the Fall Quilt Festival show! I know it’s a lot of work and I want you to know I appreciate you! I look forward to seeing all the beautiful quilts. Thank you also to the sponsors for the event.

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  35. Echoing everyone else to thank you for organizing this! As a knitblogger turned avid quilter, it’s so wonderful to have a place to see so many great inspiring pieces in one place!

  36. Thank you so much for all the time and effort to put together this wonderful festival for all of us. I really appreciate it. I’ve just started and it’s already such fun!

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  38. Thank you, Amy, for hosting. It’s nice to have this show as a substitute for Houston. The separate areas for each category make it feel like a real show. And you have vendors too! I’m sure it is a lot of work to put this together, and it is appreciated!

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  40. I never thought I’d have a quilt good enough to enter in the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival–I’ve been an observer for several years. I’m finally entering and feel great about it! Thank you for providing this opportunity for bloggers to participate in the Quilt Festival fun, and for making a space for me to see what quilts my fellow bloggers think are their best.

  41. Thanks for hosting this amazing contest. It is so inspiring to see what everyone is working on all in one place! I would like to wish everyone good luck and am looking forward to taking a trip through all the beautiful quilts!

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  46. This is the second time I’ve participated in this festival. The best part has to be the ability to see all these gorgeous quilts, and to visit all the new blogs that I’ve never read before. Thanks for hosting.

  47. Yaaay, Amy, thank you so much for hosting the festival! I entered my quilt in the two color quilts category :) Looking forward to the next Quiltcast with April! :)

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  51. Thank you so much for organizing this wonderful blogger’s festival. It’s my first and I am loving every opportunity to see the arrays of amazing and beautiful quilts out there.

  52. Hello! I am so exited to participate this year. In the Spring I admired all of the lovely quilts, but was afraid to enter one of my own. This time, I got myself together and so wanted to partake too! So here I am in “mini” and “photography”.
    Thank you for this wonderful event!!!

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  57. Thanks Amy, that’s another week lost to drooling over quilts!

    Seriously though thanks so much for putting so much work into this every fall and spring x

  58. Thanks so much for hosting, Amy! I know this is a lot of work for you. It is such a treat to see such amazing quilts all in one place–it’s inspiration overload, which is a good thing! =)

  59. Thanks for hosting this event Amy. Every project that I make, I have to stop and ask myself “Is this something that I could enter in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival” LOL

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  62. Thank you so much for putting this together, Amy. I have been quilting for just a short time and this is my first year that I’ve even known about this. I love the concept and I’m going to have to work on a post right now. Thanks again!

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  64. Thanks for organizing another fun “virtual quilt festival.” After a couple of days at the Houston festival, it is great to see more lovely quilts with my feet up!

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  66. I think I nominated a quilt for my favorite, but I’m not sure. There is so much sponsor information, lists, boxes, lines and linkys in this post I can’t really tell what’s going on, sorry Amy. Hopefully it registered!

  67. Thanks for hosting the festival again! Always interesting. I find it a bit hard to navigate with so many separate categories, but that may just be me! I liked them all clumped together. Just worked better for my ability to be so easily distracted, i think!

  68. I’ve enjoyed the quilt festival from afar but I think I’ll participate beyond voting this year…. I know this takes a huge amount of work, thank you, it’s very inspiring.

  69. I am so happy I had a new quilt to enter – I haven’t participated for a couple of years but I am always so inspired by the entries! I can’t believe all the different categories and volume of talent and creativity. What a great treat – thank you for hosting the festival!!

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  72. Thank YOU once again, Amy!! You obviously put a lot of work and effort into making sure that this event runs smoothly…you have got it down to a science…sheer perfection!! Thanks again! I have entered a Baby Quilt #81 in this Fall’s Show!! Thanks again!

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  74. I’m so excited to be entering the Blogger’s Quilt Festival for the first time (after years and years of looking at all the amazing quilts). Thank you so much for organizing this again!

  75. Thanks Amy for this wonderful quilt show that you do for us! Thank goodness I had a quilt finished to enter this year! I look forward to seeing all the quilts,

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  79. Amy – Thanks once again for all the effort you put into this festival! It’s great to be able to see all the magical creations from around the world in one place. This will give me several weeks of ogle-worthy reading! Mwah!

  80. Thanks so much for hosting such a wonderful Quilt Festival! Love seeing all the quilts! I added 2 quilts to your Quilt Festival and posted about them and your Festival and added your link to my sidebar. I tweeted a couple times and facebook posted and Pinned on Pinterest too ! Thanks again!

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  82. Thanks so much for doing this Amy. This is my first time entering a quilt and I’m thrilled to be a part of such a great community with people like yourself in it.

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  86. Entry is in, and now I look forward to reading all the others over the next few days! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to attend a quilt show from our own home!

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  93. One of my favourite times of the year! Thanks for all the work you do to make this enormous undertaking happen!! I’m enjoying all the beauty, finding new inspiration, and new blogs to follow!

  94. I have looked and looked for several days to find pictures of the quilts participating in your quilt show and have had no luck at all. Could you please email me a direct link to the page where I can see them please? Thanks!

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  103. This is such a great event! Thanks so much for putting it all together and hosting :) I’ve linked up both my quilts. I can’t wait to see what is entered this year!

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  105. I have really enjoyed this year’s festival!! Thanks to all wonderful and talented quilters and to you, Amy, for all the hard work!!

  106. Thanks Amy for organizing these festivals! Really, it is such a gift to so many of us quilters who cannot attend various quilting events. This is a wonderful way to connect with this special, talented community! Thanks so very much!

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  110. I’d love one so badly! I wanted a sewing machine since I was a lil girl but never got one. I have patterns saved up for when I finally do get one. If I could afford one I’d for sure have one. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  115. I enjoy the Bloggers Quilt Festival every spring and fall. Thanks so much for all the work you put into it. This time around, however, I found it very user non-friendly. Your landing page does not immediately go to the BQG, it appears as though the categories are old posts and the links to the categories are buried in text making them more difficult to find… Every time I tried to come see new quilts I found myself frustrated by the interface. Just my two cents, of course, but I wonder how many other viewers had the same frustration. I really think the BQF is a wonderful thing and look forward to spring 2013! Feel free to smile, nod, and completely ignore me. :-)

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