Bloggers Quilt Festival


Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Fall 2012

Posted on October 26th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 562 comments

Welcome to the Fall Blogger’s Quilt Festival! I’m delighted that you have come to share inspiration and be inspired!

The Festival is open to anyone that would like to participate no matter how long you’ve been quilting or how many quilts you have finished. 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!

Like in the spring, we have categories to consider and nominate favorite quilts in.

The schedule of events is this :

October 26 – 31 Linky open
November 1 – 4 Nominations … Read More »



Button Box Quilt

Posted on October 26th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival, finished quilt. 86 comments

I’m so happy to have a new finish to share with you for Blogger’s Quilt Festival!  My Button Box quilt is a variation of a quilt I made last spring, with a twist. Previously, it was made with 9″ blocks and a very pretty fabric line, however, while designing the block I realized that I could easily adjust the size (as you can with most blocks) and decided that I needed to make a scrappy version!

I loved pulling fabrics from my stash/scraps for this project, and reminisced where each had been used in previous projects. Some in very different projects, and others had been waiting for this one! While I was selecting fabrics, I tried to use mostly fabrics with the same saturation, or intensity.  The few exceptions offer a resting place for your eye in the … Read More »



Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Countdown!

Posted on October 22nd, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival, give away. 13 comments

The Festival begins on Friday! Are you ready?  I hope so!  I have a bit of work to do before I am, but most of the sponsor details are in place, and you will see them popping up on my sidebar later this week!

If you don’t have your button yet – add the code to your sidebar, or share it in a post.  The code is in my sidebar (it doesn’t like to be in posts…).  The linky will be open this Friday (October 26) through the following Wednesday (October 31), after that there will be a nomination form available for your favorites.  If you are scheduling your post ahead be sure to include a few specifics about your finished quilt:

Quilt Measurements
Special Techniques used, if any
Quilted by…
Best category

This will help with the nomination process later – thanks!

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I also have a few … Read More »



Heads Up!

Posted on September 27th, by Amy in Blog Info, Bloggers Quilt Festival. 1 Comment

The final block for Jackie’s  – Blogger’s Block Of The Month is up!

Visit Sarah’s blog for all the details.

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Beginning next week:

Scott at Blue Nickel Studios is hosting a two week hop, with a new block everyday! Visit Scott here to learn more about the bloggers involved, and the fabrics featured.

I get to kick it off on Monday, I hope you’ll join in the fun!

Amy


Featured Quilters!

Posted on June 15th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival, Featured Quilter. 2 comments

Hi friends – Two weeks later and I think I’m recovered from BQF!  Are you still looking through the entries? I look through a few daily and love all the inspiration I find!

I’ve emailed the few quilters I have nominations for, but wanted to invite all of you to let me know who you would like to get to know better.  Be sure to  email me if you find a  festival quilter that you think would make a great feature here.

To nominate:

Email me – amyscreativeside@gmail.com

With – “Feature Nomination” in the subject line

Include – the blog address, or number from the linky, of the quilter you wish to nominate

I’ll take it from there – that’s it!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Amy



Bloggers’ Quilt Festival – Winners!

Posted on June 1st, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 34 comments

It has been an incredible couple of weeks! Admiring quilts, making new friends, not to mention all the new projects started!I’m so excited to share the winners with all of you – thank you all for taking the time to nominate and vote for your favorite quilts. I know that all the quilters are honored to have been nominated, and the category winners will be ecstatic! Know that I’ve made copious notes about what went well, and how things can be improved for the fall. I hope you all agree with me that the new elements are a lot of fun! Again a special thanks to our sponsors, and their generous prizes!The top three Viewer’s Choice Winners are: Geta, Jednoiglec, and Lori! Congratulations ladies!! Click their names to see their winning quilts.

Geta has won a $75 Gift Certificate to Pink Chalk Fabrics!

Jednoiglec has won a 10 yard pack … Read More »


Bloggers’ Quilt Festival – Vote Now!

Posted on May 28th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 73 comments

Hi friends! That took a bit longer than I intended! You can still vote for Viewer’s Choice quilts, by visiting the Festival post. If the option to vote is no longer there – you voted already!

Below is each of the 15 categories, I have included the top 5 nominations, in some cases there was a tie for #5 and I included those as well. You have one vote per category, you may click over to read the post prior to voting if you like as well. Some quilts have been nominated in multiple categories, however they will only win in one category.

The winner of the Favorite Baby Quilt category, will win a fat quarter bundle of Mod Squad from Fabricworm!

The winner of the Favorite Throw Quilt category, will win … Read More »


Bella Table Runner

Posted on May 25th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival, finished quilt. 17 comments

BQF News:

Today is the last day to nominate your favorites in each of the categories! I will work over the weekend to sort out the nominations and update you all. You can still vote for your overall favorite, for the Viewer’s Choice Awards!

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About a month ago, I received a charm pack of Bella, by Lotta Jansdotter. While trying to think up a clever project for the fabric, I was busy making preparations for BQF, and all the usual happenings in our family. I never put that charm pack away though! I didn’t want to forget about it! Out of sight, out of mind…

Finally, inspiration struck and I pulled a few coordinating solids. Within a few hours, I had a new table runner!

I love the organic feel … Read More »



Quick Note

Posted on May 23rd, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 17 comments

Hey! Thank you all for the Birthday wishes yesterday – you really know how to make a girl feel loved!

You will notice that the linky now gives you the option to vote. Carefully select your favorite, and vote for the Viewer’s Choice. The nomination form below, is for all the categories. Find a category for a few of your favorite quilts, and enter the linky number.

Thank you all so much for participating!

Amy

Thanks for nominating! I need to tally everything up!


Last Call & Nomination Time

Posted on May 22nd, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 52 comments

Hi friends! Today is the last day to enter your quilt in the festival, midnight tonight the linky will close – be sure to get your link added! I’m making the form available today as well. I ask that you list the number only, of the link that you wish to nominate – this will help me sort and count later. Trying to decide which ones to nominate is going to be killer! Have fun!

Tomorrow you can vote for your very favorite quilt of the Festival. One vote per person will be allowed, so be sure it’s the quilt you love!

Today also happens to be my birthday, I’m hoping for a relaxed day with a little sewing time too!

I’ll be back soon ~ Amy


My Festival Post

Posted on May 21st, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 33 comments

I am so excited to see everyone turn out again for  Bloggers’ Quilt Festival! It’s been a pleasure to watch all the quilts pour in on the linky. The linky will be open just a couple more days, hopefully everyone that wants to, will have a chance to link up!

My entry is my recent finish – Burst of Spring.

I’ve developed a love of flying geese, and found myself drawing different blocks all with flying geese, this one had to be made! I was asked to develop a pattern for Blend Fabrics, with Spring Promise fabrics, and I knew that it was a match. The soft floral fabrics each take a turn being the center of attention in the star, with the white print background setting them off. 

Have you tried making … Read More »



Bloggers’ Quilt Festival :: Spring 2012

Posted on May 18th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 610 comments

  Welcome to the Festival!  Every time we gather online to share quilts, I’m so inspired, thank you all for sharing your quilts, and their stories. Each story is just as important, as the work put into your quilts.  The story is where we get a sense of you, and the love put into each stitch. Please know that your skill level, or style of quilts are not in question – everyone is welcome to participate.  Join in the fun!  Make some new friends while you browse the show, and be inspired! This spring I have added categories, and a viewer’s choice quilt to the list of prizes! The schedule for the festival is this:

May 18 – 21 Festival begins!  (Linky is open)
May 22- 25 Nominations are made
May 26 – 30 Vote for your favorites
June 1 – Winners announced

I will … Read More »





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