Hi Friends!  I don’t have an interview lined up for today, but with the next installment of Bloggers Quilt Festival less than two months away, I’m already planning, and thought I would share some of my ideas with you.  In the spirit of making the Festival even better, I am looking to implement a few changes.

I think it would be fun to include a little nominating/voting – not to dissuade anyone from participating, but to add to the excitement.  Being nominated in a category, by your peers, is the cherry on top of an already fun festival!

Here’s the proposed scoop:

  • 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

Along with nominations in specific categories, I would love to implement a Viewer’s Choice, and there will still be prizes for simply participating!

So far I’ve come up with the following categories:

  • Favorite story to go with the quilt
  • Favorite new to you blog
  • Favorite baby quilt
  • Favorite throw quilt
  • Favorite bed quilt
  • Favorite group/bee quilt
  • Favorite two color quilt
  • Favorite ROYGBIV (color wheel) quilt
  • Favorite applique quilt
  • Favorite pieced quilt
  • Favorite hand quilted quilt
  • Favorite home machine quilted quilt
  • Favorite professionally quilted quilt
  • Favorite quilt photographer
ETA a few more categories:
  • Favorite art quilt
  • Favorite doll/mini quilt
  • Favorite wall hanging

What do you think?  Too many?  Not enough?  I’d love your suggestions!

I thought it would only be fair to share this info with you now, while you have time to plan your entry, and make pacts with your friends ;)

So the festival maintains, the non-judged status, and overall fun, we just take notice of favorites while roaming the festival!  I do want to maintain that all are welcome to enter, no matter how new or advanced a quilter, hopefully I’m not scaring any of you away.

That’s all I’ve got for now, I’m working on a button for everyone, and will share it with you as soon as I have it!

Have a great weekend ~



PS ~ I have a few changes in mind for sponsors as well, category involvement, and more!  Email me if you would like to have more information.