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Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Home Machine Quilted Quilts

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 18 comments

To enter or view the Home Machine Quilted Quilt category keep reading! To visit the main Festival page, click here. To nominate your favorite quilts for a Viewer’s Choice award, click here.

I’m excited to share that Baby Lock is generously giving away a Melody machine, just like mine! Everyone that participates in the Festival is eligible to win. To enter to win, leave a comment below!

  
The Viewer’s Choice winners will win one of these three great prizes :

– Winner’s Choice of 3 yards of hand dyed fabric, a 2 1/2 yard package of Mistyfuse and a Goddess Pressing Sheet, from Vicki Welsh!

– $50 in Quilter’s Cash to be used on anything at Missouri Star Quilt Company, and signed copies of all issues of our BLOCK magazine, from Missouri Star Quilt Company!

– $100 Gift Certificate from Martingale!

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Art Quilts

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 22 comments

To enter or view the Art Quilt category keep reading! To visit the main Festival page, click here. To nominate your favorite quilts for a Viewer’s Choice award, click here.

I’m excited to share that Baby Lock is generously giving away a Melody machine, just like mine! Everyone that participates in the Festival is eligible to win. To enter to win, leave a comment below!

  
The Viewer’s Choice winners will win one of these three great prizes :

– Winner’s Choice of 3 yards of hand dyed fabric, a 2 1/2 yard package of Mistyfuse and a Goddess Pressing Sheet, from Vicki Welsh!

– $50 in Quilter’s Cash to be used on anything at Missouri Star Quilt Company, and signed copies of all issues of our BLOCK magazine, from Missouri Star Quilt Company!

– $100 Gift Certificate from Martingale!

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Appliqué Quilts

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 27 comments

To enter or view the Appliqué Quilt category keep reading! To visit the main Festival page, click here. To nominate your favorite quilts for a Viewer’s Choice award, click here.

I’m excited to share that Baby Lock is generously giving away a Melody machine, just like mine! Everyone that participates in the Festival is eligible to win. To enter to win, leave a comment below!

  
The Viewer’s Choice winners will win one of these three great prizes :

– Winner’s Choice of 3 yards of hand dyed fabric, a 2 1/2 yard package of Mistyfuse and a Goddess Pressing Sheet, from Vicki Welsh!

– $50 in Quilter’s Cash to be used on anything at Missouri Star Quilt Company, and signed copies of all issues of our BLOCK magazine, from Missouri Star Quilt Company!

– $100 Gift Certificate from Martingale!

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Large Quilts

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 47 comments

To enter or view the Large Quilt category keep reading! To visit the main Festival page, click here. To nominate your favorite quilts for a Viewer’s Choice award, click here.

I’m excited to share that Baby Lock is generously giving away a Melody machine, just like mine! Everyone that participates in the Festival is eligible to win. To enter to win, leave a comment below!

  
The Viewer’s Choice winners will win one of these three great prizes :

– Winner’s Choice of 3 yards of hand dyed fabric, a 2 1/2 yard package of Mistyfuse and a Goddess Pressing Sheet, from Vicki Welsh!

– $50 in Quilter’s Cash to be used on anything at Missouri Star Quilt Company, and signed copies of all issues of our BLOCK magazine, from Missouri Star Quilt Company!

– $100 Gift Certificate from Martingale!

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Fall 2014 Edition!

Posted on October 24th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 217 comments

Welcome to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival! I hope that you are as excited as I am about all the amazing quilts and inspiration to be found in the coming weeks – not to mention friendships and connections that only quilters can share! Grab a cup of tea or coffee, and enjoy taking in the all the beautiful quilts.

If you haven’t entered a quilt before, please know that everyone is welcome to join in with their own quilt via a post on your blog! Share your journey of making the quilt, and why you are compelled to share it with everyone. Even if it’s your first quilt – you are welcome to join in the fun!

Here’s what to expect :

October 24 – 31 – Linky’s Open & Nominate for Viewer’s Choice

November 1 – 7 – Vote for favorites in each of the categories

November 8 – Winners announced

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Quiltcast #52 :: YouTube Finds for Quilting

Posted on October 22nd, by Amy in podcast, Quiltcast. 1 Comment

Today we are sharing some great finds on YouTube for quilters! There’s always more to learn, and watching a video can be a great opportunity to learn something new!

Tune in for more info about each of these resources :

Missouri Star Quilt Company

Quilty

Quilt In a Day with Eleanor Burns

Fat Quarter Shop

Moda Fabrics

Leah Day + her blog + Free Motion Quilting a Sampler

Riley Blake

 

A few resources specifically for long arm quilting :

Check out some of the manufacturers channels for tips and info on your machine and designs.

Angela Walters

Natalia Bonner

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We always welcome your feedback!

All of our episodes are available here on the blog, on iTunes and Stitcher.

Thanks for tuning in! Email your feedback here!

Your ratings and reviews are welcome on iTunes and Stitcher, as well –

Thanks!

Amy

 

 



This Week :: International Quilt Market

Posted on October 22nd, by Amy in books, Market. 2 comments

If you happen to be on your way to Quilt Market, here’s what I have planned :

My posts for Blogger’s Quilt Festival are set and ready to go, look for those early Friday morning! Up next, I’ve got some quilts to get ready, and pack up from Think Big. I can’t wait to share more about this book with you! It starts shipping in December, so I don’t want to start too early, but it is coming! Scraps, Inc is a fun collaboration that I’m proud to be a part of

While I’m traveling, everything in my shop is 20% off with code : Market

All orders will ship on Monday 10/27, and the coupon applies to everything, including the pre-order on Think Big, patterns, and my favorite notions!

More soon –

Amy



Blogger’s Quilt Festival Countdown :: One Week!

Posted on October 17th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 6 comments

I can hardly believe there’s just one week left before the next installment of Blogger’s Quilt Festival! I can’t wait to see the overload of inspiration from all of you!

I thought I would build the excitement and share the fabulous sponsors with you. Each of these shops or companies is unique, and their own source of inspiration to me on a regular basis – I hope you will visit them and let them know I sent you!

Next Friday the main Festival post will go live, along with a post for each category. I’ll be sure to include links to all the posts, in each of the posts so you can find your way around easily. You have one week to enter your quilt, and find your favorites … Read More »



Quiltcast #51 ::Inspiration to Quilt

Posted on October 15th, by Amy in podcast, Quiltcast. 5 comments

Thanks for your notes on our volume levels – we have corrected the problem!

Check out my feathered star post here.

Inspiration can found all over the place, what goes into the design process. It varies every time!

EQ7  is the software that we both use, but not necessary.

Quilts can be designed in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign or even Excel – don’t forget the paper and pencil!

Search the app store for “quilt” and see what you find there too!

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We always welcome your feedback!

All of our episodes are available here on the blog, on iTunes and Stitcher.

Thanks for tuning in! Email your feedback here!

Your ratings and reviews are welcome on iTunes and Stitcher, as well –

Thanks!

Amy



Fun with Fabric

Posted on October 14th, by Amy in My Fabric, work in progress. 6 comments

I spent the last week or so catching up on my pattern and personal responsibilities, with those out the way, I quickly decided it was time for some fun!

First I pulled these fabrics, and printed out the paper piecing guide for a feathered star. I’ve been admiring these patterns and wanting to make one for a couple of years now, but didn’t have the right reason to make one.

(L-R Basic Grey Persimmon, Grunge, Crossweave, Joel Dewberry True Colors, Basic Grey Persimmon)

 

Sorting out the pieces at this point was a little challenging, then deciding which pieces to put together first was a puzzle. I’m not sure I would do it the same way again, but it did go together pretty quickly.

I worked on it off and on over the course of 18 hours, ignoring my email, and a few other things that … Read More »



Coming Soon :: Blogger’s Quilt Festival!

Posted on October 2nd, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 6 comments

Can you believe it’s October already? We woke to our first official frosty windshield this morning, and I’m thankful for the warm sunshine that quickly melted it away! There’s nothing like the crisp fall mornings, and leaves crunching, to make me stop and appreciate the snowy mountaintops and beautiful fall colors around me. I’m pretty sure fall is my favorite season, it just doesn’t last long enough here!

I always look forward to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival in the fall too! I hope you have been planning your favorite quilt to share – it can be old or new, it just needs to be finished in time to share!

I have some great sponsors and prizes lined up already, and want to share a few details with you!

Dates ::

October 24 – 31 – Linky’s Open & Nominate for Viewer’s Choice

November 1 – 7 – Vote … Read More »



Quiltcast #50 :: Quilting & Social Media

Posted on October 1st, by Amy in podcast, Quiltcast. 6 comments

Is blogging dead?

April and I share our thoughts on blogging, and on other common social media platforms.

Blogs are alive and well! Especially if you have aspirations of a professional nature – listen in for more details.

Instagram – Follow April, Follow Amy

– Dropbox

 – If This Then That – IG->Dropbox recipe

Facebook – Follow Amy, Follow April

Pinterest – Follow April, Follow Amy

Twitter – Follow Amy, Follow April

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We always welcome your feedback!

All of our episodes are available here on the blog, on iTunes and Stitcher.

Thanks for tuning in! Email your feedback here!

Your ratings and reviews are welcome on iTunes and Stitcher, as well –

Thanks!

Amy






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