Bloggers Quilt Festival
Welcome to the Festival! Each fall and spring when we gather online to share quilts, I’m so inspired, and even more encouraged by this fantastic community of quilters! Thank you all for sharing your quilts, and their stories, for me each story is just as important, as the work put into the quilts. The story is where we get a sense of you, the maker, 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!
First up, a big THANK YOU to our sponsors! They have generously donated prizes for all of you to win. Be sure to stop by their shops, browse our vendor mall, while taking in all the … Read More »
Who’s counting down with me?
Bloggers’ Quilt Festival will begin next week!
October 28th – November 4th
Have you decided which quilt you will share? Maybe you are rushing to get one finished up?
I finished up a new quilt yesterday, and took pictures for my entry even! I am getting all the details together, and prizes ready. I hope you plan to participate.
Remember, anyone with a completed quilt can enter, no matter your style, or skill level.
I’m looking forward to all your posts!
Hi friends! With all the preparations for the Sewing Summit, I’m late in spreading the word about the next installment of Bloggers’ Quilt Festival. Have no fear, it will be up and running October 28 – November 4! While reading take note of the new button code in the sidebar, and add one to your blog.
Today’s featured quilter is Claudia! Claudia‘s bold color choices make fun quilts – I hope you enjoy getting to know Claudia better —
1. When did you begin quilting?
About 8 years ago, I became interested in quilting. My sister, who has always been a fabulous seamstress and quilter, encouraged me to give it a try. She suggested I try a 9-patch pattern from a magazine. Little did I know that it was a challenging project for a newbie – the smallest 9-patch pieces finished to about … Read More »
Here’s a comprehensive list of all the prizes and their winners! All selected via random number generator, and each entry verified by me! I had to pick a few alternate winners after the first go…a few sponsors, and my own number even came up! Not fair so I selected again.
Please check the list carefully and those of you that have a winning number, should have an email from me as well! (maybe check your spam) If not, just email me and will will sort out the details!
Thank you all for sharing your beautiful quilts, and remember, anytime you need a dose of inspiration this festival will be available!
Many thanks to all of our sponsors – the event wouldn’t be near the success without each of you.
xo — Amy
1. Back Porch Design is offering a $20 gift certificate! Winner=86 Congratulations Elaine!
2. Canton Village … Read More »
I almost didn’t get a quilt in the festival this week! But here I am blogging at the last minute – it just didn’t seem right to not have a post!
This is one of my favorite quilts, that I made and wrote a pattern for after turning in all my quilts for Modern Basics. It was a simple, relaxed, meditative process, instead of the rush of book production. I really enjoyed taking my time with it, even though it did go together pretty quick!
I used linen with Moda Crossweaves which I love. They are so vibrant and yet have subtle variations to them.
The touch of color in the binding is one of my favorite details, and I love the heft that the linen gives to the entire quilt. It is quite snuggly to sit … Read More »
Today is the last day!! If you have planned to enter a quilt today is your last day to add it to the festival!
As a reminder >> anyone is welcome to join, no matter how long you have been quilting OR blogging. And it doesn’t matter if your quilt is brand new or not! Grab some old pictures off your hard drive or camera, and write a new post for the festival about it!
I really just want to encourage this fantastic community to continue to create, and would love to have your quilt added to the inspiration pool!
Also make sure that you have added my feed to your reader so you are sure to check back and know if you are a winner.
As usual, the links will be forever available in the same spot, so you have lots of … Read More »
I’m continually amazed by all of you quilters! Sharing your stories and talent with us – Thank you!
There’s a big group of prizes from our wonderful sponsors, that I will dole out over the weekend and next week; BUT have you gotten yourself a treat? No festival is complete without a little something special to remember it by! Yes, I am an enabler ; )
Here’s a few places to shop, just in case you need more guidance ::
Enjoy the rest of show~ Amy
Trolling the flickr pool last night, I was stunned with the all the talent! You guys are all so talented :: just look!
1. Confetti Squares, 2. Tokyo Finished Actionshot#4, 3. 4, 4. Clear shot of the front, 5. Geese In The Park Quilt, 6. Beaded Curtain, 7. Rainbow Cabins Quilt, 8. Colour Picker Quilt finished
Created with fd’s Flickr Toys
I’ve got a lot more quilts to see in the show, however I still feel like I’m recovering from the FULL weekend. Random naps on the couch to prove it too! I don’t usually nap – not enough time to nap!
I hope you are enjoying the show~
Oh my goodness! How many of the quilts have you had a chance to look through? I know some of you were flustered on Friday with the blogger outage, hopefully everything has been restored for you! It made me glad that I had moved to a wordpress blog – because I did not need one more thing to stress about last week! I need to catch up with hundreds of emails, and begin processing my Market experience. Such an overload of quilting people and friends, and networking opportunities for The Sewing Summit!
Here’s a quick picture from my schoolhouse – which went great – thankfully! Never mind my funny face, I’m talking.
I had so much fun talking with anyone and everyone about Modern Basics! This is me signing books for people waiting … Read More »
Welcome to the Festival! I hope that you have a quilt to share with everyone! Everyone is welcome to join in the fun, and encouraged to enter a quilt. No matter your skill level or how many quilts you have completed, there’s no judging in our festival. So join the fun, make some new friends, and be inspired!
***I know that many of you blogging with blogger, are not able to post due to the outage. I’m so sorry for your frustration, and I’m trusting that you will be able to post before the week is up.
I must begin by thanking our sponsors! Thank you all!! They have been generous and great to work with in the weeks leading up to today. Please take time to visit each of the shops and find a little something special for yourself.
While you hop … Read More »
Looking back at my three years of blogging, I’ve learned a lot about taking pictures! No doubt if you go back and look at my first posts, you will find poorly lit pictures, and rarely a full quilt. Since we are counting down to the next installment of Bloggers’ Quilt Festival (2 weeks!), I thought I would share a few of my own tips for taking great photos of your beautiful quilts!
Don’t be too hard on me…it’s my first video here! And I hope you learned something new too.
Are you ready for Bloggers’ Quilt Festival?
Hope so! Happy quilting ~
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I can hardly believe there is just one month left before the next installment of Bloggers’ Quilt Festival! Are you working on a quilt? Or have plans to finish one up?
I’m not sure which quilt I will be sharing, but I will be the hostess, right here! Please plan to participate, it is so much fun and a great way to get to know new friends too. Any style of quilt/quilter is welcome to join. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been quilting for weeks or years, finish a quilt and take some great pictures.
Help spread the word by posting on your blog, and sharing a button in your sidebar. The code is in my sidebar to the right. Thanks!
All the festivities begin on May 13, and you can find more information about how to get involved here.
Happy Quilting ~