Welcome to Blogger’s Quilt Festival! I hope you enjoy all the different aspects of the Festival and find lots of inspiration for your future projects! This Festival is for everyone – young or old, beginning quilter or advanced, any style or genre, everyone is welcome, and encouraged to participate with us!
The story of each quilt often relates quilters to one another, and is an important aspect of our Festival! I hope you take the time to write about how your entry quilt came to be and why it is important for you to share it. Likewise, I hope you enjoy reading about the quilts others’ have entered!
**Each quilter may enter up to two finished quilts, each with it’s own post, in separate categories. You will notice that there have been a few adjustments made to the categories. I expect that if your quilt doesn’t fit in one of the more specific categories it will be happy in the mini, small or large quilt category, read on for more specifics. Also, the linkys will not show your names, and will be randomly loaded for each viewer. This gives everyone a chance to be at the top, and for a more fair voting process! Once you have visited a link there will be a green check in the corner, to help you keep track of where to go next.
Schedule of events :
May 16-23 – Linky’s Open & Nominate for Viewer’s Choice
May 24-29 – Vote for favorites in each of the categories (links to each category below)
May 30/31 – Winners announced
The Viewer’s Choice winners will win one of these four great prizes :
-Winner’s choice of THREE Stash Packs, and a 10 yard package of Mistyfuse, from Vicki Welsh!
-A $100 Gift Certificate from Pink Chalk Fabrics!
-A Trace ‘N Create Quilt Template – Dresden Collection and Lone Star Collection designed by Nancy Zieman for Clover Needlecraft, from Quilt Expo!
-A fat quarter bundle of Lulu Magnolia, from Find Your Lula!
**Before I go any further I must say THANK YOU to our sponsors! They have generously donated prizes for all of you to win. Be sure to stop by their shops, and find a special fabric, thread or book treat for yourself, while taking in all the quilts. They love being the suppliers for all your fabric and sewing needs!
The Small Quilt Category is for quilts measuring 81″ – 240″ around. The favorite quilt in this category will win a $30 Gift Certificate to your favorite fabric shop from Sewtopia Retreat!
Applique Quilt Category is for hand or machine appliquéd quilts. The favorite quilt in this category will win a one year subscription to the Quilt Show from Sauder’s Fabric!
Original Design Quilts Category is for quilts designed entirely by you. The favorite quilt in this category will win a bundle of 20 new Grunge fabrics from Quilter’s Way!
-A bundle of five new patterns from Prairie Grass Patterns!
-One of two bundles of six patterns from Sassafras Lane Designs!
-A $50 Gift Certificate from Martingale!
-A Fun Stitch Studion Prize Pack from Pattern Spot/C & T Publishing!
-One of two large 12 spool set of thread from Aurifil Threads!
-A bundle of three new books from Lark Crafts!
-A copy of Quilting in the Country, and a bundle of fat quarters from Quilting in the Country!
-A $50 Gift Certificate from Quilt Kit Market!
-A Jelly Roll of your choice from Green Fairy Quilts!
-One of twelve small 12 spool sets of thread from Aurifil Threads!
To Participate & Win : :
1 – Write a post the week of the festival, featuring your finished quilt (old posts will be deleted).
2 – In your post link back to the festival.
3 – Share a link to your post, in the linky on the festival post.
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!
I hope you have a comfy spot to enjoy the Festival from! If you have any questions, please read through all of the post again, then feel free to email me directly, I will get back to you as quick as I can.
Enjoy the show!