Bloggers Quilt Festival
I’ve felt a little absent this week…seems I have needed a little time off the computer. Big surprise there! I guess I feel a bit of a let down after the big push for the Festival – I’m glad every week isn’t like that, but it is fun when it comes around :)
Did you add your quilt from the Festival to the flickr pool? It’s nice to see them all in one spot, but I’m still planning to get around and read all of your stories that go with them. I made a mosaic of just a few of the submissions to the Festival last week.
1. Flower Power, 2. 100_3808_edited, 3. my sister’s quilt, 4. Scrappy Log Cabin, 5. Zen Mini Quilt, 6. It’s done! Community Gardens, 7. the storyteller, 8. Alex’s quilt, 9. Turtle quilt, 10. Wheels Quilt Front, … Read More »
Again I must say thank you to all the great shops that sponsored the festival! Here’s the massive list of prizes and winners –
Fabric Worm is offering a $50 Gift Certificate!**
Fat Quarter Shop is offering a $50 Gift Certificate!**
622. Carissa V
Piece N Quilt is offering 1 layer cake of winner’s choice!**
71. Carin@Margaret’s Hope Chest
Pink Chalk Fabrics is offering 4 – $25 Gift Certificates!**
475. Georgia McDonald
505. Dorothy Vaughan
342. debbi dw @ fabric reflections
86. Angela – My Three Sons
Patchwork Folio is offering a custom designed blog or Etsy header!**
469. Erin @ Farm and Wuzzies
Canton Village is offering a fat quarter sampler pack of 8 Essex Cotton/linen blend!**
I Have a Notion is offering a Moda Bake Shop Sampler!**
497. Sew Like a Man
Venenzie Designs is offering a fat quarter bundle of Sugar fabrics and a London Bridges quilt pattern!**
So Fun Fabrics is offering a $25 gift certificate!**
426. Lynne TreadlesTreasures
Prairie Moon Quilts is offering Prairie Moons & Stars quilt pattern, and 6 fat quarters!**
236. Az álmok valóra válnak
Sew Fresh Fabrics is offering a Kona Bright Roll up!**
404. Jamie in Louisiana
Patchwork Trails is offering a patchwork … Read More »
I can hardly believe it’s been a week! The week has been so full, with the festival and all of the usual family happenings. Today is the last day to add your link to the list. I hope you got your quilt finished up, or figured out all the linking – again everyone is welcome :)
The Quilt Festival post is here, it has been moving down my page. I will announce winners over the weekend, and will need the winners to email me (too much to coordinate!) so be sure to check the list for your name right away!
With over 600 quilters on the list, I’m going to be working my way through the festival….eventually! Thank you all again for sharing your quilts and your stories with us all – bloggers are the BEST!
Have a great weekend everyone ~Amy
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As of this morning there are 572 quilts entered in our Festival! Amazing! There’s still time if you have been working on a finish, or working up the nerve to participate. Everyone is welcome, no matter your style or skill level. We would love to see your quilt – please go write a post and link up! The linky closes Friday, midnight, then will be permanent links on my post.
A very sweet blog friend sent me this gorgeous fabric care package –
Thank you Terri, your gift made my day!
I’m slowly working through the links – we’ve had a nasty spring cold in the house. I keep thinking today I/the kids will feel better, but it’s not happening…yet! Time to sanitize the house again. I checked with the pediatrician’s office earlier, we just need to wait it out at the moment. … Read More »
Like most of you, I’ve spent a good amount of time thinking which quilt I wanted to post for the festival. There’s a number I really wish I could share, but that will have to be at a later date :) In the end, I decided to post my Hunky Bars quilt, it is simple, yet beautiful and well loved in this house!
I had drawn a quick sketch of this quilt months prior to making it, and so when I was finally able to make it, just because, it was really refreshing to make. This was one of those quilts that just needed to be made, I have a few more like that, and a few bags too! I hope to get to more of them in the coming weeks.
For me, this quilt reinforces the thought that I’ve shared … Read More »
Hi there! How was your weekend? Have you made it very far through the list?
I have had a nice weekend celebrating my birthday with the family (thank you for the birthday wishes!) and keeping up with all of you here. As of last night I am to #50 – not very far – yet….I’ve been fixing links and reading your lovely comments – thank you :).
I mentioned this in my Festival post, but I want to remind you about it again – I need your feature nominations for after the festival – please!
While you are blog hopping – please let me know if you see a quilter you would like to see featured on my blog. I plan to continue the Friday features after the festival and always need more nominations!
Thanks for your help – I hope you are enjoying the show!
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Welcome to the third Blogger’s Quilt Festival! I’m so glad that you are here – and I hope that you plan to enter a quilt in the Festival! Everyone is welcome to participate, this is a relaxed festival with no judging, no gloves, and beverages are allowed, encouraged even! :)
Many “Thank You’s” go out to our sponsors! They have been fun and gracious to work with in the weeks leading up to today. And the prizes they are offering are so generous! Be sure to visit each of the shops as you enjoy the show. They each have a button to the right, and I have a list of prizes below the entries.
I have been so thankful to have my laptop while getting the details together this time around and I cannot wait to sit on the couch and take … Read More »
I’m getting closer :) I wanted to share a couple of thoughts before Friday gets here.
1. The quilt you choose to share, doesn’t not have to be brand spanking new! Nor does it have to be perfect – there’s no judging here.
2. Put aside all your negative self-talk and enter! Everyone is welcome, regardless how long you have been quilting or blogging. If you are new it’s the perfect time to get to know a few friends! Just do it – don’t be intimidated :)
3. A new post dated the week of the festival is required – schedule a post for the 21st or later but don’t plan to post a link to an old one.
4. Get ready to spend the weekend online!
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Hi All! Help me spread the word about Blogger’s Quilt Festival – please!? Grab the button code below and post about it!
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The button takes you to the page I have set up all about Blogger’s Quilt Festival with all the details. (Please read) If you have questions, ask in the comments and I will do my best to answer there as well for everyone. I’m so excited about this installment of Blogger’s Quilt Festival! Select a quilt (any quilt) and think about the story, your story that goes with it! All skill levels are welcome to participate :)
Thank you in advance for your help!
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Hi there! I’ve got Blogger’s Quilt Festival on the brain – taking my time to work out all the details with sponsors. It’s going to be great!! If you are a shop and interested in being a sponsor, send a quick email to me with a link and I will get the details to you right away! It’s a great opportunity to get your name out there :)
Do you have a quilt ready to share!? May 21 is the first day of our festival!
My Roman Shades are nearly done, maybe I will even be back later today with a pic….my living room is a bit of a mess at the moment. Have to put my kiddos to work :)
What are you up to today?
PS – Did you notice Fat Quarter Shop is celebrating their anniversary with a huge sale!? There’s … Read More »
My must do list, continues to grow and shrink! Never seems to go away though. I know I’m not the only one with this issue – am I?
I have two additional quilt tops pieced for my book, need to add borders to one and get them to Natalia, so she can work her magic! So my list this week includes prepping the backs and writing the rest of the patterns, and all that goes with those. (I’m loving my new pins! The little patchwork set are so teeny and work great!)
I’m also making plans for the next installment of Blogger’s Quilt Festival – facebook friends were telling me yesterday if they have a quilt ready. Do you!? I’m getting things together for the end of May – I’ll let you know when we can start spreading the word. It’s going … Read More »
Hi there! I’ve been mulling this idea over, and I’m finally just going to do it. No time like the present! There are 683 quilters listed from the fall festival and I would like you to nominate your favorite quilt, most touching story, or your best friend! (anything goes!) Go look through the links again and let me know who you would love to hear more from!
Here’s what I need –
Email me – email@example.comIn the subject write – Feature NominationAnd tell me their entry number, why you would like to have them featured on my blog, and any specific questions you have for them.
I will make my way through the emails, and get all the details sorted out! I hope that this sounds like fun, and encourages even more to participate in the festival this spring.
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