Bloggers Quilt Festival
Hi Friends! I’m continuing to work on the details for Blogger’s Quilt Festival. Look for my new BQF post this Friday to link up your quilts. I’ve been chatting a little with support for InLinkz and feel confident using the thumbnail linky for the Festival, having an image for each quilt will be so amazing!
Are you ready?
I hope you’ve taken beautiful photos, and thought about the story of you quilt. I love hearing all the special meanings for each quilt.
My quilt, you ask? I basted it Monday night, but woke up with a cold yesterday morning and have slowed down considerably. I’ll get there though!
My quilts are home! I’m so happy to see these friends that I spent hours, no days/weeks laboring over last winter.
They came in two boxes from the publisher, but I removed the plastic that they were in and stood them on end to take a quick picture for you. Want to see if you can name the fabric groups of all 14 quilts? Kinda tough since some (most) just have the backs showing….I’ll have to take a lot more pictures and show off Natalia’s beautiful quilting – soon!
Today, I’ve posted over at Stash Manicure! It’s an invite to participate with Blogger’s Quilt Festival – I hope you’ll check it out.
And if you haven’t had a chance to listen to the radio program with Pat Sloan, you can listen here! I had so much fun chatting with … Read More »
I looked back at last week’s comments and didn’t find any questions! Everyone is a pro now – great!
I thought I should share the how to, for any lurkers with questions.
To Participate : :
Write a post the week of the festival (old posts will be deleted). Please respect my efforts and the efforts of the event sponsors, and do not offer giveaways in your Quilt Festival post.
In your post link back to the festival (posts without a link will also be deleted).
Share a link to your post, in the linky on the festival post. Be sure to use a permalink.
Leave me a comment on the festival post to be entered into giveaways.
Visit all the other quilters sharing their quilts and be inspired!
You can visit past Festivals if anything is unclear. Seeing the other posts helps clarify some questions. Spring 2010, … Read More »
Hi friends! A few of you have asked about buttons, or have been checking in to make sure that I am hosting Blogger’s Quilt Festival (BQF) again. It’s coming soon!
You will have one week to post on your blog and link up here, beginning October 29th. Behind the scenes I’m working with sponsors and keeping track of my lists, and I need you to post a button and tell your readers. Make sure they know it’s not a judged or juried festival – everyone is welcome to participate!
Be certain that you are subscribed to my blog in your reader and while you’re posting about BQF – update links in your sidebars to reflect my new url/blog name – pretty please!
Here’s button code, to come to my site directly, and I’m adding it in the sidebar as well for quick … Read More »
There’s eight new winners on this list!! Maybe it’s you!?
Sewing on the Edge is offering 2 selvage pincushions!
156. Vicki @ Sew Inspired
Burgundy Buttons is offering 1 Cherish Nature Jelly Roll with 2 yards coordinating fabric!
Quilted Treasures is offering a $25 Gift Certificate!
675. John (Quilt Dad)
Fabric Shoppe is offering a Surprise fat quarter bundle worth $40!
656. Kim of KimsCraftyApple
Twiddletails is offering 3 prizes – 1 yard (or 4 FQ’s) each! Winners can choose any fabric in the store.
102. Tammy @ Garden Glimpses
122. Mary on Lake Pulaski
Daisy Janie is offering a fat quarter bundle of 6 fabrics in the brand new Geo Grand collection! These bold & modern fabrics are printed on 4.5oz organic cotton – perfect for quilting and many other projects for hobby & home.
489. Naptime Quilter
Kameleon Tekstildesign is offering 2 sets of two printed fabric panels of your choice!
265. Little Island Quilting
Congratulations to all of you!! In some cases I just need your email, others I will need your mailing address as well. Please email me with … Read More »
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 »