Welcome to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival! I hope that you are as excited as I am about all the amazing quilts and inspiration to be found in the coming weeks – not to mention friendships and connections that only quilters can share! Grab a cup of tea or coffee, and enjoy taking in the all the beautiful quilts.

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If you haven’t entered a quilt before, please know that everyone is welcome to join in with their own quilt via a post on your blog! Share your journey of making the quilt, and why you are compelled to share it with everyone. Even if it’s your first quilt – you are welcome to join in the fun!

Here’s what to expect :

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

–>>I have to say thanks again to my sponsors – they add such a fun element to the Festival with the prizes they have donated, and our own shopping mall to enjoy along with the quilts! Be sure to stop by and find a treat for yourself over the course of the Festival.

advertI’m excited to share that Baby Lock is generously giving away a Melody machine, just like mine! Everyone that participates in the Festival is eligible to win. To enter to win, leave a comment below!

 

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The Viewer’s Choice winners will win one of these three great prizes :

– Winner’s Choice of 3 yards of hand dyed fabric, a 2 1/2 yard package of Mistyfuse and a Goddess Pressing Sheet, from Vicki Welsh!

– $50 in Quilter’s Cash to be used on anything at Missouri Star Quilt Company, and signed copies of all issues of our BLOCK magazine, from Missouri Star Quilt Company!

– $100 Gift Certificate from Martingale!

 

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The Mini Quilt Category is for quilts measuring no more than 80″ around.  The favorite quilt in this category will win a $30 Gift Certificate to your favorite fabric shop from Sewtopia!

The Small Quilt Category is for quilts measuring 81″ – 240″ around.  The favorite quilt in this category will win a Trace ‘N Create Quilt Template – Dresden Collection and Lone Star Collection designed by Nancy Zieman for Clover Needlecraft, from Quilt Expo!

The Large Quilt Category is for quilts measuring 241″+ around. The favorite quilt in this category will win a $30 Gift Certificate to Fabricworm!

The Appliqué Quilt Category is for hand or machine appliquéd quilts. The favorite quilt in this category will win two fab bundles of fabrics & a bottle of Soak wash from Beyond the Reef!

The Art Quilt Category is for your artistic quilts. The favorite quilt in this category will win a $50 Gift Certificate from Fat Quarter Shop!

The Hand Quilted Category is for quilts, quilted by hand. The favorite quilt in this category will win a fat eighth bundle of Crazy for Red by Minick & Simpson  from Moda Fabrics!

The Home Machine Quilted Category is for quilts that have been quilted on a domestic machine. The favorite quilt in this category will win a fat eighth bundle of Red, White  Free by Sandy Gervais from Moda Fabrics!

The Modern Quilts Category is for your modern quilts. The favorite quilt in this category will win a bundle of 6 patterns and new book, Arcadia Avenue from Sassafras Lane!

The Original Design Quilts Category is for quilts designed entirely by you. The favorite quilt in this category will win a a $50 Gift Certificate from Fat Quarter Shop!

The ROYGBIV Quilts Category is for your rainbow quilts. The favorite quilt in this category will win a $50 Gift Certificate from Shabby Fabrics!

The Scrappy Quilts Category is for quilts made with scraps. The favorite quilt in this category will win a beautiful fabric bundle and Kitchen Stitches from Beyond the Reef!

It’s up to you to decide which category your quilt best fits, read through the list for more information on each category. When in doubt, measure the perimeter, and add it to the mini, small or large category that it fits into. Each quilter may enter up to two finished quilts, each with it’s own post, in separate categories. Like last time, 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.

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These prizes were generously donated to be won by anyone that participates in the Festival! A random drawing will select winners for :

– A bundle of patterns from Prairie Grass Patterns!

– Signed copies of Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting & Modern One-Block Quilts from Piece N Quilt!

– PATCHWORK CITY,  My Life in Fabric with Valori Wells, and Modern Applique Illusions from C&T Publishing/Pattern Spot!

– One of 11 Edyta Sitar Winter Essentials – large spool sets from Aurifil Threads!

– Winner’s choice of Jelly Roll from Green Fairy Quilts!

– One of three, 6month digital subscriptions to a brand new Aussie magazine –  Make Modern!

– a $45 Gift Certificate from Quilt Kit Market!

 Quicklinks to categories : MiniSmallLargeAppliquéArtHand QuiltedHome Machine QuiltedModernOriginal DesignROYGBIVScrappy, Viewer’s Choice

 

Enjoy the show! Be sure to :

-Write a new post for your quilt, even if you’ve posted it on your blog before.

-Include a link to my blog in your post.

-Link-up! Decide on one category for your quilt, everyone can enter two quilts, each in their own category.

-Leave me a comment to be entered to win.

-Visit as many of the links as you can!

-Nominate (& vote for) your three most favorite for a Viewer’s Choice award, here.

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!

Amy