One Week Countdown to Blogger’s Quilt Festival!

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 : :

  1. 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.
  2. In your post link back to the festival (posts without a link will also be deleted).
  3. Share a link to your post, in the linky on the festival post.  Be sure to use a permalink.
  4. Leave me a comment on the festival post to be entered into giveaways.
  5. 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, Fall 2009, Spring 2009.

Button code is a common question.  How to install:  In the sidebar is a smaller graphic that matches the one in this post…underneath a little box full of gobbly gook, aka html code.   Double click in the box to highlight all the code, then press (control+c) at the same time to copy the code.  Then on your blog dashboard, add an html widget for the sidebar, or just paste (control+v) into a new post.  If you are using wordpress, go to appearance, widgets, and add text to your sidebar, then paste in the code.  Once saved, you should have the graphic in your sidebar!

Hopefully that clears things up for some of you!  If you have any other questions, let me know.  I’ll answer in the comments.

Have a great weekend~


PS – For those that need to hear it, this festival is for everyone!  If you are uncertain or doubting your work – STOP!  This is your chance to get more involved in this great community of quilters online.  I promise you won’t be sorry you did.  xoxo

By |2017-02-06T09:18:47-06:00October 22nd, 2010|Bloggers Quilt Festival|28 Comments


  1. Dana Fisher October 22, 2010 at 5:16 am - Reply

    Hi Amy,
    I’m excited to participate in the festival for the fourth time. Thanks so much for all you do for us quilting bloggers.

  2. Cara @ Me? A Mom? October 22, 2010 at 5:23 am - Reply

    Amy, I can’t remember…are WIPs acceptable or totally finished? I have a quilt top I’d love to enter if I’m unable to finish it before the festival. If not, I’ll pick another to feature.

  3. Sarah Craig October 22, 2010 at 6:44 am - Reply

    One quick question – I can’t remember from last year – can we enter more than one quilt? I’m torn between two…….

    • Amy October 22, 2010 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      Just 1 quilt please! :)

  4. Beth October 22, 2010 at 7:30 am - Reply

    I am so excited to participate for the first time! If it wasn’t for you and your Blogger’s Quilt Festival I would have never started my own blog. Now to either get working on my quilt or pick one I have already made…decisions, decisions. Have a joyful day!

  5. Linda October 22, 2010 at 8:32 am - Reply

    I’m so excited !!! I first saw the festival a year ago, and decided that I wanted to participate. I spent the next 6 months educating myself on blogger, documenting all of my most recent quilts/projects. . . just in time to make an entry in your Festival in the spring (#595).

    For this fall Festival, I created a post in blogger a month ago, not knowing the dates of the festival, but I haven’t posted it yet, it’s just waiting in my “edit posts”. The pictures are already on flickr, though. Is any of this considered an “old post”?
    Thank you for putting this together for us!

  6. Nina @ Mama Roux October 22, 2010 at 8:41 am - Reply

    I’m finally going to enter this time and I can’t wait!

  7. Terriaw October 22, 2010 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Looking forward to the festival! I still have to decide which quilt to feature. But I really can’t wait to see everyone else’s projects.

  8. Lindsay October 22, 2010 at 10:09 am - Reply

    I am so excited for next weeks festivities!! Thanks for all your hard work on this Amy!

  9. Lis October 22, 2010 at 11:53 am - Reply

    Thank you Amy, this is getting very exciting with one week to go :)

  10. Marci Girl October 22, 2010 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Hi Amy! I have a question! I am not a regular quilter, and don’t have anything to enter this time, but my mom is, can she enter one of her quilts (and write the post) on my blog and enter? She doesn’t have a blog…or internet access for that matter! Just curious! Thanks!

  11. Garilyn October 22, 2010 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Same questions as Cara above…can it be a wip? I have a quilt that is 1/2 quilted…my walking foot broke and I don’t think I’ll have it fixed in time. I’d love to enter this one, but if not, I’ll look for another to enter.

  12. Melissa Corry October 22, 2010 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    I am so excited to be participating for my second time :) I just posted about the Festival on my blog :)

  13. Tove October 22, 2010 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    I didnt plan well! Everyone has seen! my projects,,,, hmmm decisions decision what to do?

  14. Catherine October 23, 2010 at 3:02 am - Reply

    Hi Amy,thanks so much for organising this great bloggers quilt festival once again. This is my 3rd time participating. I’m unfortunately having trouble copying the html code box for the sidebar button because your blog is too big for my screen I think and I can only see part of it. I’ve tried clicking on it but it won’t let me do that either which I can do on your blog button further down which I can then copy. Wondering whether your can send me the html code. Hope others aren’t having this problem as well. Many thanks.

  15. amylouwho October 23, 2010 at 7:07 am - Reply

    I’m so excited Amy! I am really going to work on getting my bird quilt finished! I’m suspending sew & tell next week and am encouraging everyone to participate in the festival instead. This is such a great event!

  16. Emily October 23, 2010 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    OOH exciting!!! I really need to finish that binding then… or maybe I’ll enter my DQS9 quilt instead? I’m such a slacker… lol. :)

  17. Amy October 23, 2010 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Cara & Garilyn ~
    It really should be a finished quilt. I hope you have a chance to finish or can select another to share next week!

  18. Julie October 24, 2010 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Hi Amy! I just had to let you know that my daughter (age 8) and I just finished her first quilt yesterday. She did nearly all the machine sewing and we worked together on the hand quilting. We are both so excited to participate in the quilt festival! Thanks for giving us this opportunity. I can’t wait for her to see the comments others leave and for the two of us to spend time checking out the other quilts together.


  19. Julie October 24, 2010 at 9:07 am - Reply

    Me again – it turned my daughter’s age ‘eight’ into a smiley face. Made the comment look like her age was a secret. LOL!

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  21. Cara @ Me? A Mom? October 24, 2010 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    Well okay. :) I might just pull a few all nighters. I really want to showcase this quilt I’m making for my husband.

  22. Kay Lynne October 24, 2010 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    This is my second Quilt Festival and I’m really looking forward to the second. It was really a lot of fun.

  23. shauna burnett October 24, 2010 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    I am looking forward to participating for the first time. Hopefully I can figure out how to do all the linking. :)

  24. Beth October 25, 2010 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    hi amy,
    thanks for hosting this fun event. it’s my first time. 2 questions about #3 and #4

    3. Share a link to your post, in the linky on the festival post. Be sure to use a permalink.
    4. Leave me a comment on the festival post to be entered into giveaways.

    is THIS post the festival post? and if so, where is the “linky?”


  25. Linda October 25, 2010 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    I hope I did the posting correctly. This festival sounds so fun.

  26. Rebecka October 29, 2010 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for putting the Blog Quilt Festival together. It’s so much fun to see the quilts. I really appreciate it!

  27. cori October 29, 2010 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    I think I have about 30 yards of fabric.

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