Bloggers Quilt Festival
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 ~
Winners – at last!
Thank you to everyone that has participated in the Festival. I’m always amazed at the mass of genuine and generous quilters willing to share their quilts and the story that goes with it. I was talking about my blog with a group of teachers last week, and read an entry to them — there were many of us in tears (myself included) and that’s just one example of how powerful our words are. I hope that you have been inspired and moved while perusing the festival. There’s a lot of love in each of our quilts! The best part is – the quilts will forever be on display here – so there’s lots of time to check them all out! Please send me your feature nominations as you look – I’ve gotten a few, but need lots … Read More »
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.
Have you found a new shop or two? Our sponsors are the BEST!
Love browsing for new fabrics!
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!
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 »
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 –
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 »
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 »