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Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Art Quilts

Posted on October 25th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 14 comments

If you haven’t already, visit the main Festival post for information about all the categories, and how to win!

Viewer’s Choice Prizes:

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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!

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Professionally Quilted Quilts

Posted on October 25th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 12 comments

If you haven’t already, visit the main Festival post for information about all the categories, and how to win!

Viewer’s Choice Prizes:

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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!

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Bed Quilts

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

If you haven’t already, visit the main Festival post for information about all the categories, and how to win!

Viewer’s Choice Prizes:

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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!

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Home Machine Quilted Quilts

Posted on October 25th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 22 comments

If you haven’t already, visit the main Festival post for information about all the categories, and how to win!

Viewer’s Choice Prizes:

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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!

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Fall 2013

Posted on October 25th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 359 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 … Read More »



Featuring Valerie — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 2 comments

Our final featured quilter for today is Valerie! Valerie blogs at Between Quilts, and I hope you enjoy getting to know Valerie and her quilts better -

1. How long have you been a quilter? 
I started quilting quite by accident about 10 years ago.  I had always been crafty but never learned to sew.  My parents bought me a sewing machine for Christmas one year after my husband and I bought our first home.  I knew nothing about sewing and to be honest, didn’t really want the machine!  Can you imagine?!  But I figured I should learn to sew so I could make home decor projects.  During one of my initial free sewing lessons that came with the purchase of the machine, the instructor happened to mention that there was a quilt shop around the corner with great fabric.  I stepped … Read More »



Featuring Pat :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 2 comments

Up next is Pat! Pat blogs at Color Me Quilty, and I hope you enjoy getting to Pat and her quilts better -

1. How long have you been a quilter?

I have known how to sew since I was a small child. My mom, both grandmothers and my babysitter all sewed. Of course I started out making clothes and continued through High School, but pretty much stopped when I started college. About the same time (early ‘80’s) my mother took up quilting. I didn’t sew or quilt again until I moved back to Upstate NY in the late 90’s, when my mom got me started quilting. Since my mom “quilted by check” – sent her quilts out to a long-arm quilter to be quilted, I did the same thing. I pieced a quilt top about every year or two. I have … Read More »



Featuring Kelsey — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 2 comments

Our next feature today is Kelsey! Kelsey blogs at Kelsey Creates, and I hope you enjoy getting to know Kelsey and her quilts better -

1. How long have you been a quilter?

I have been quilting for just about 3.5 years. When I was pregnant with my son I wanted to make a bunch of things for his nursery and began searching the internet for inspiration. In the process I stumbled upon a number of modern quilt blogs, including AmysCreativeSide, and I was completely hooked! Since then I have completed approximately 15 quilts, and a number of smaller quilted items.

2. Why do you quilt?
Quilting is a creative outlet for me. I am a software engineer by profession, and I have always needed to balance all of my work with computers, which is essentially all in … Read More »



Featuring Colleen — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 2 comments

Next up is Colleen! Colleen blogs at Lucky Duck Dreams – I hope you enjoy getting to know Colleen and her quilts better -

1. How long have you been a quilter?

I started quilting way back in the early 1990s.  I was just out of college and looking for something to sew on my Grandmother’s 1958 White Rotary.  A friend hooked me up with Quiltnet, an international online internet quilt guild.  The guild communicated through an email listserv.  I quickly became addicted to the block swaps and round robins.   It was a great way to learn different techniques.  For various reasons I stopped quilting for about 9 years.  In the summer of 2010 I restarted my quilting life and went back to the internet excited to see all the blogs, photos, and videos available.
 

2.  Why do you quilt?
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Featuring Sara — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 2 comments

One more day! I’m looking forward to seeing all the quilts that you have been working on! Today I have a few people to feature, I hope you enjoy getting to know Sara better. Sara blogs at Knottygnome Crafts, after you finish here, click over and see what she’s been up to lately!

1) How long have you been a quilter?
I’ve been quilting since 2007. It took me about six months to complete my first quilt and about the same amount of time to finish my second. My pace picked up considerably after that though, when I bought my Janome Horizon.

2) Why do you quilt?
I love color. I love creating different color combinations and putting together fabric stacks. I love to take a mix of colors and patterns and arrange them into shapes. I love working with scraps and using little bits … Read More »



Featuring Anne – A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 23rd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 7 comments

Our second feature today is Anne! Anne blogs at Play Crafts, and I love the gentle curves in her landscape inspired quilts. I hope you enjoy getting to know Anne better -

1. How long have you been a quilter?

I began working on my first quilt when I was a girl. My mom made garments and I decided that I wanted to try quilting. We bought all the fabric, and a rotary cutter (thank goodness), and I picked out the log cabin quilt pattern that I wanted to make. I cut the pieces for all the blocks, sewed probably 3 or 4 seams, and decided that it was the world’s most boring thing ever. Fast-forward almost 30 years, and I picked up quilting again during grad school. That was about 3 years ago now, and it turns out with adult-level patience, I … Read More »



Featuring Erica :: A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on October 23rd, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 2 comments

Hi there! Just a couple more days, before Blogger’s Quilt Festival begins – are you ready? Today, I’m putting the finishing touches on my posts, and I will be ready! Our feature here today is Erica! Erica blogs at Kitchen Table Quilting, and I hope you enjoy getting to know her and her great quilts better -

1. How long have you been a quilter?
I started quilting in 2010 when I was pregnant with my son.  My husband had just graduated from law school and was working long hours which left me with some lonely evenings.  I was looking for a hobby other than watching television, but I don’t think I realized what I was getting into!  When I first bought my machine I just wanted to make a few simple baby items.  A couple months later I decided I wanted to … Read More »






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