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600+ Quilt Festival Entries

Posted on October 14th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 14 comments

And there is still time to enter if you have not yet had the chance to do so! The Festival will close Friday night midnight.

I would like to reiterate that it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been quilting, or how many quilts you have made. This event is about building community, not how perfect your seams are! We want to see what you’ve been up to. And if you are new to blogging – don’t worry about it! We’ve all been new to blogging at one point or another :) Ask for help – it doesn’t hurt!

I’ve just started down the list – there’s some amazing quilts, and even more amazing stories attached to them. Thanks again to everyone who is sharing their stories with their quilts – it’s a huge blessing to … Read More »


Inspire. Dream. Create.

Posted on October 13th, by Amy in random. 16 comments

One thing about blogging is how small the world really becomes through my computer. I’m pretty sure you all have felt the same in the last few days with our Quilt Festival! Without this online community I would not have had the chance to meet Lisa —I was recently given an opportunity to select a necklace from Lisa Leonard, customized and everything! I spent the better part of one day looking over all the designs, and considering my options. Honestly, I could have chosen a number of options but found myself drawn to the simplicity of this open circle. And while I did consider putting my kids’ names on it, I decided to make it more about my creativity and what I do here.

Inspire. Dream. Create.

The moment the box arrived I was … Read More »


Wishes

Posted on October 12th, by Amy in Me. 31 comments

I do my best to be content with what I have each day, and not covet. But some days it is SO hard!

Here’s a brutally honest picture for you — my computer/desk space.I’ve been spending so much time here – I need to purge again! One of my wishes is a netbook, so I can sit on the couch and browse the quilt festival. Not to mention orchestrate it :) Today I’m feeling a little under the weather with a head cold – making it even more desirable.

My other wish is lots of Amy Butler Love! Dresses, quilts, bags – I would love to make it all with a bit of this fabric – I love the depth of color and those flowers are so fabulous!

So I just wanted to share before I imploded … Read More »


My Festival Entry – Fall 2009

Posted on October 12th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 80 comments

I think I may have been holding out on my regular readers! I’ve had this quilt tucked away in a closet for 3 years I think. It’s not something I want to use, it’s an antique, and it is mine.My Great-Grandmother made this quilt. I met her once or twice. I don’t have memories of her – but I have this quilt.Each set of blocks is made with the same tie as the center, some of them have been pieced a bit to make it large enough to go across the center.Where they meet in the center is a black velvet appliqued circle. There’s no batting, that I can tell of, it seems to just have the backing, which is a burgundy velvet. It is wrapped from the back to the front and expertly … Read More »


Quick Reminder

Posted on October 11th, by Amy in Uncategorized. 22 comments

Hi Friends ~I just wanted to make sure that everyone remembers how to play nicely. I’ve been updating a few links to send them to your posts instead of just your front page. I know that’s where your post is today, but in a week it will be gone, and it is going to take a month (if not more) for me to get through all the links!

Also be sure to– tell us about your quilt.– link back to the festival in your post.– actually post a quilt!– when posting a link, use the link to your post, not your front page.– if you link to a flickr pic, please pick one – not your photostream, and share about it in the description field.– and no shops, if you are interested in being a sponsor next time, please … Read More »


Wow! Wow! and WOW!

Posted on October 10th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 22 comments

Big smiles and waves to all of you!! You guys are blowing me away! We have over 400 entries in our festival already – amazing!! Thank you so much for your kind words in the comments – they have kept me going :) And I have yet to even started looking through your links – I will eventually though!

Did I tell you, I don’t think I did! My blog, and our festival actually went to Market! Sharon Dismore of Sew Fun Computing had a lecture focused on blogging to self-promote. Lots of designers are doing it and she ran across this little, happy spot. Fun, fun!

I actually took a little time for the family today – and you didn’t even miss me. Just a few things to fix up when I … Read More »


Quilt Festival – Fall 2009

Posted on October 9th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 634 comments

Welcome, welcome! I’m so excited to have you here for the festival! Make sure that you are comfortable, there are so many beautiful quilts to inspire and awe you. When I hosted the Spring Festival I was blown away by the vastness of this online community, and all the talent too! This installment is bound to be just as exciting and fun, with new friends made too.I need to start with a big THANK YOU to the sponsors – check them out on the right, and later in this post too! Each sponsor has generously offered a piece of their shop/business, please take a few moments to click over to each one as they all have something different to offer.

Do you have a quilt to showcase? Excellent! Here’s what you need to do … Read More »


Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Tomorrow!

Posted on October 8th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 18 comments

Hi Friends~I’m getting situated for tomorrow! There’s bound to be a few links missing and lots of movement in the sidebars, but it will all be worked out soon.

Thanks so much to everyone that has posted the button, or a blog post about the festival! I hope you have great pictures of your quilts – I can’t wait to see them :)

Amy

PS – Here’s a link to the FAQ post . . .

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I Am Thankful : : 15

Posted on October 7th, by Amy in Thankful. 16 comments

I am thankful for –

– blog friends that feel more and more like real friends every day– the warm sunshine to thaw each day– the desire and inspiration to create– the ability to make dreams come true– my loving family

You are welcome to join me in being thankful! I would love to know the blessings in your life – leave a comment and let me know :) Or post your own list.

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Grocery Sacs

Posted on October 6th, by Amy in finished project. 13 comments

Slightly more interesting than yesterday! I have been wanting to make a set of grocery sacs since I made the first one last year. . . you know those projects that you put off because they just aren’t that exciting. Guilty! The pattern is from SewSimple – May 2008 – it works up easily and is comfortable to carry a load of groceries. Now I have a set of six, made from thrift sheets!

I gotta run again – so excited for Friday to come!

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Monday Madness!

Posted on October 5th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival, twitter. 10 comments

Hi Friends ~I don’t seem to be able to sit for long enough today (probably not a bad thing!). Monday is early out for the kids’ school, thus the day is even MORE choppy than usual. 3 trips to school and back daily. And it has been snowing again – hopefully it will warm up soon (like 50).

Saturday night I went to Girls Night Out at the local quilt shop, and got to meet Natalia. She was sharing her quilts that she tends to make with pre-cuts — cute stuff! And she has quite a few tutorials on her blog.

I haven’t done any sewing in the last few days either – my extra energy has been put into the Blogger’s Quilt Festival! The details are coming together and I’m getting super excited.

In other … Read More »


Pea Pod Giveaway at Mochi Studios!

Posted on October 2nd, by Amy in give away. 3 comments

Pea Pod Giveaway at Mochi Studios!Originally uploaded by ritapizza { mochistudios.com }

My friend Rita is giving away an adorable set of Pea Pods! They are so sweet and lovable – my girls would be vying for playtime for sure :) Rita is celebrating the opening of her new shop – you will love her creations!





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