Can you believe it’s October already? We woke to our first official frosty windshield this morning, and I’m thankful for the warm sunshine that quickly melted it away! There’s nothing like the crisp fall mornings, and leaves crunching, to make me stop and appreciate the snowy mountaintops and beautiful fall colors around me. I’m pretty sure fall is my favorite season, it just doesn’t last long enough here!

I always look forward to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival in the fall too! I hope you have been planning your favorite quilt to share – it can be old or new, it just needs to be finished in time to share!

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I have some great sponsors and prizes lined up already, and want to share a few details with you!

Dates ::

October 24 – 31 – Linky’s Open & Nominate for Viewer’s Choice

November 1 – 7 – Vote for favorites in each of the categories

November 8 – Winners announced

Categories ::

*Each quilter may enter up to two quilts, each with it’s own post, and in separate categories. One category per quilt.

Mini Quilt Category – Quilts in this group measure no more than 80″ around.

Small Quilt Category – Quilts in this group measure more than 80″, but no more than 240″ around.

Large Quilt Category – Quilt in this group measure over 240″ around.

Applique Quilts – Hand or machine appliqué is welcome.

Art Quilts – Express yourself with fabric.

Hand Quilted – Quilted by hand.

Home Machine Quilted – Quilted on a domestic machine.

Modern Quilts – Modern to you, is modern to me.

Original Design Quilts – Designed by you, not a previously published quilt pattern.

ROYGBIV Quilts – Show off your rainbow.

Scrappy Quilts – Glad to have all those scraps in one beautiful place.

It’s up to you to decide which category your quilt best fits in! When in doubt, measure it, and place it in the mini/small/large category that’s right for it. These are good general categories that always have a ton of inspiration!

To Participate & Win :: 
1 – Write a post the first week of the festival, featuring your finished quilt.
2 – In your post link back to the festival.
3 – Share a link to your post, in the linky on the category post that best suits your quilt.
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!

On October 24th all the posts for the Festival will be live, and ready to accept your links, like last time the quilts will show up randomly for each person that stops by, so everyone has a chance to be at the top! I can’t wait to be inspired by all of you – thank you for taking the time to participate, and making Blogger’s Quilt Festival such a success!

xo – Amy

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