Can you believe we’ve been sharing our quilts this way for 5 years? I love coming together to share quilts and be inspired by all of you! I hope you take the time to share a quilt, and link up with everyone – EVERYONE IS WELCOME – no matter how long you’ve been quilting! Tell your friends, and get a post up!
As the Festival continues to grow, the organization of the Festival continues to evolve. To simplify the nomination and voting processes, and keep everyone from being overwhelmed by the volume of links, there will be a linky for each category, each with it’s own post. I have conceded that each quilter may enter up to two quilts, each with it’s own post, in separate categories. Scroll down for links to each category.
Schedule of Events :
May 17 – 24 – Linky’s Open & Nominate for Viewer’s Choice on this post
May 24 – 30 – Vote for favorites in each of the categories
May 31 – Winners announced
With each category having it’s own linky, the need to nominate a favorite quilt in each category is eliminated. Once the linky is done collecting your posts, everyone will be able to vote for a favorite in each category.
Many thanks to our lovely sponsors! They have generously donated prizes for all of you to win. Be sure to stop by their shops, and find a special treat for yourself, while taking in all the quilts. They love being the suppliers for all your fabric and sewing needs!
Viewer’s Choice winners will win one of three amazing prizes:
A $75 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop!
A $100 Gift Certificate to Shop Martingale!
A choice of a Stash Pack from Vicki Welsh and a 2.5 yard package of Mystyfuse!
The winner of the Throw Quilt category will win a $30 Gift Certificate to Fabric Shoppe!
The winner of Group or Bee Quilt category will win a $50 Gift Certificate to Sew Fresh Fabrics!
The winner of the Two Color Quilt category will win a $50 Gift Certificate to Pink Chalk Fabrics!
The winner of the Hand-Quilted Quilt category will win A Trace ‘N Create Quilt Template-Dresden Collection and a Trace ‘N Create Quilt Template-Lone Star Collection designed by Nancy Zieman for Clover Needlecraft from the Wisconsin Quilt Expo!
The winner of the Home Machine Quilted Quilt category will win the first four issues of Generation Q Mag from Generation Q!
The winner of the Professionally Quilted Quilt category will win a $50 Gift Certificate to 1 Choice 4 Quilting!
The winner of the Art Quilt category will win their choice of 6 hand dyed fat quarters or Dyeing 100 Class, from Candied Fabrics!
The winner of the Doll/Mini Quilt category will win a 1 year Quilt Show Subscription from This-n-That Fabric!
The winner of the Wall Hanging category will win a copy of Tula Pink’s City Sampler, and a collection of fat quarters from Six Munchkin Stitching!
The winner of the Scrap Quilt category will win a $50 Gift Certificate to The Quilting Garden!
The winner of the Bed Quilt category will win a copy of Modern Neutrals, and Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe, from me!
Everyone that participates will be eligible to win one of these fabulous prizes:
A $40 Gift Certificate to Sew Fine Fabric!
A large set of Tula Pink threads from Aurifil!
A small set of Tula Pink threads from Aurifil!
A bundle of 8 coordinating fat quarters, plus 3 patterns from Prairie Moon Quilts!
A $25 Gift Certificate to Fabric Worm!
A $75 Gift Certificate to Sprightly Fabrics!
To Participate : :
1 – Write a new post, featuring your finished quilt. Share up to two quilts, each in their own post, and the story of making them.
2 – In your post(s) link back to the Festival.
3 – Select a category and share a permalink to your post, in the corresponding linky. If you accidentally link up in the wrong category, look for the red X to delete your post, and add it to the correct category.
4 – Leave a comment on any Festival post to be entered into giveaways.
5 – Visit all the other quilters sharing their quilts and be inspired!
**Please respect my efforts and the efforts of the event sponsors, and do not offer giveaways in your Quilt Festival post.
Once you’ve had a chance to visit as many of the quilts, as possible you may nominate your very favorite, for a Viewer’s Choice Award! To nominate complete the form below with the link to the post and your email address. Nominations without a valid email will be eliminated, and multiple nominations with the same email will be eliminated. One entry per email address please. After nominations have been made, I will add a linky here to vote for Viewer’s Choice winners.
Thanks for participating! If you have a specific problem please email me directly - I will not be able to keep up with the comments for a few days.