Bloggers Quilt Festival


Blogger’s Quilt Festival — Last Call!

Posted on November 5th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 10 comments

If you’ve been working to finish up a quilt or a post – hurry!  Today is the last day to insert you link.  There’s a countdown at the bottom of the linky, helpful for those in other timezones!

As of last night there were 648 quilts linked up!  There’s been 24,221 views of the post, and 78,135 link clicks.

Impressive!

Have you found a new shop or two?  Our sponsors are the BEST!

Love browsing for new fabrics!

Enjoy~

Amy


My Festival Quilt

Posted on November 4th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival, finished quilt. 63 comments

The Festival continues to be amazing and well viewed!  I hope you all are enjoying a bunch of traffic and comments on your posts.  I finished my quilt I was hoping to share with you this week!

Spinning Pinwheels:

I had so much fun designing and making this quilt!  It had been one of many designs in my arsenal waiting for just the right fabric, and when Sweet Divinity popped up – I jumped at the chance to make it!

I carefully cut and pieced triangles and strips for each block.  I think my favorite part is that there are so many different places to look – each fabric offers a different focal point!  Also, after nearly a year, I stippled this quilt!  I had a block on free motion quilting, but this was just the right size to … Read More »


In the Loop

Posted on November 2nd, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 11 comments

Hi friends!  I thought I would update you with the Festival stats!

As of last night; there are 525 quilts shared!

With 16,357 views of the Festival post, and your links have been clicked 56,159 times!

Wow!!  I’m pretty amazed with all of you hoppers.  Make sure you visit the shops sponsoring the event – they are all great spots to find a treat just for you!

My quilt is still not finished, but it will be soon.  I can’t wait to share it with all of you!

Enjoy the show -

Amy


Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Fall 2010

Posted on October 29th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 816 comments

Welcome to the fourth Blogger’s Quilt Festival!  I am so glad that you are here!  I sincerely hope that you plan to enter a quilt and share in the festivities.  Everyone is welcome, and encouraged to participate, no matter your skill level or number of quilts completed!  There’s no judging in our festival, instead lots of new friends to be made and inspiration to be found!

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 through the list, let me know if you see a quilter you would like to have featured on my Friday, Festival Feature.  I’m always in need of more Featured Quilters!

Ready … Read More »


The Countdown Continues

Posted on October 27th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 19 comments

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!

Happy Quilting~

Amy


Home, Sweet Home

Posted on October 26th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival, Modern Basics. 15 comments

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 »


One Week Countdown to Blogger’s Quilt Festival!

Posted on October 22nd, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 28 comments

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 »


Blogger’s Quilt Festival Preparations

Posted on October 12th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 16 comments

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 »


Updated Winners!

Posted on June 3rd, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival, give away. 12 comments

There’s eight new winners on this list!!  Maybe it’s you!?

Sewing on the Edge is offering 2 selvage pincushions!

70. KyLydia
156. Vicki @ Sew Inspired

Burgundy Buttons is offering 1 Cherish Nature Jelly Roll with 2 yards coordinating fabric!

441. QuiltSue

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
619. audreypawdrey

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
57. Valentina 

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 »


Collection of Thoughts

Posted on June 3rd, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival, random. 18 comments

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 »


Winners! Blogger’s Quilt Festival Spring 2010

Posted on May 29th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 29 comments

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!**

460. SteffiD

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!**

106. Pat

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!**

329. Lorna 

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 »


Last Call!

Posted on May 28th, by Amy in Bloggers Quilt Festival. 22 comments

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

—————————————————Next steps:Subscribe … Read More »





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