Blogger’s Quilt Festival — Fall 2015 Edition!

Welcome to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival! I’m so glad that you are here, and can’t wait to see the quilt(s) you share with us! Please don’t be shy, any quilter is encouraged to join with a finished quilt, in the category of your choice. In this post you will find all the prize information, and links to the categories where you can enter your quilt. This is the best place to start, and come back to if you get lost in all the links!Blogger's Quilt Festival - Fall 2015

The Schedule of Events:

October 23-29, 2015 – Linky’s Open & Nominate for Viewer’s Choice

October 29-Novebmer 5, 2015 – Vote for favorites in each of the categories

November 6, 2015 – Winners announced

Many thanks to our fabulous sponsors! They add a fun element to the Festival – prizes, and there are some great prizes!

advertI’m excited to share that Baby Lock is generously giving away a Soprano 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 :

–A Gift Certificate from Westwood Acres!

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 Wisconsin Quilt Expo!

–A Surprise Bundle worth over $100 from Fat Quarter Shop!

 

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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 Fat Eighth bundle of new fabric and notions gift pack from Moda Fabrics!

The Small Quilt Category is for quilts measuring 81″ – 240″ around.  The favorite quilt in this category will win $50 Quilter’s Cash from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

The Large Quilt Category is for quilts measuring 241″+ around. The favorite quilt in this category will win a $75 Gift Certificate from Fat Quarter Shop!

The Appliqué Quilt Category is for hand or machine appliquéd quilts.The favorite quilt in this category will win a bundle of six achievable patterns and a black & white fabric bundle from Beyond the Reef!

The Art Quilt Category is for your artistic quilts. The favorite quilt in this category will win a fat quarter bundle of their choice from Fat Quarter Shop!

The Hand Quilted Category is for quilts, quilted by hand. The favorite quilt in this category will win $50 Quilter’s Cash from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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 Uptown Tote Kit from Amy’s Creative Side!

The Modern Quilts Category is for your modern quilts. The favorite quilt in this category will win a a $25 gift certificate to one of these shops: Fat quarter shop, bunny’s Designs, Westwood, or Sew Modern from Sewtopia!

The Original Design Quilts Category is for quilts designed entirely by you. The favorite quilt in this category will win a a half yard bundle of Homestead by Emily Isabella from Fabricworm!

The ROYGBIV Quilts Category is for your rainbow quilts. The favorite quilt in this category will win a $30 Gift Certificate AND a signed copy of Jackie’s new book Splash of Color from Canton Village Quilt Works!

The Scrappy Quilts Category is for quilts made with scraps. The favorite quilt in this category will win a Fat Eighth bundle of new fabric and notions gift pack from Moda Fabrics!

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 signed copy of Cabin Fever from Piece N Quilt!

One of two $50 Gift Certificate from Martingale!

A pattern bundle from Prairie Grass Patterns!

One of three six month subscriptions to Make Modern magazine!

A pattern bundle from Lella Boutique!

Quicklinks to categories : MiniSmall, Large, Appliqué, Art, Hand Quilted, Home Machine Quilted, ModernOriginal Design, ROYGBIV, ScrappyViewer’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.

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

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80 Comments

  1. […] is that time of year again! I love the Blogger’s Quilt Festival hosted by Amy over at Amy’s Creative Side. This is my entry into the […]

  2. Kate October 23, 2015 at 4:56 am - Reply

    This is my favorite quilt festival. I get to see quilts from all over the world and “meet” new quilters. Thanks for hosting, I know it’s not a trivial undertaking.

  3. […] For the regular visitors of my blog, the quilts in the two posts I’m writing today will be familiar. but I hope to welcome some new visitors from the Blogger’s Quiltfestival Fall Edition 2015 organised by Amy Ellis on her website Amy’sCreativeSide! […]

  4. Jess @ Quilty Habit October 23, 2015 at 7:04 am - Reply

    This is my favorite time of year in the online quilting community, thanks to you! Well, it comes twice a year, but you know what I mean. Thanks for continuing such a great festival and for all of your hard work, Amy!

  5. Melissa Corry October 23, 2015 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Thank you so much Amy for always putting togeher this amazing festival!!! I absoltuly love getting to see all of these ambazing quilts in one place!! You are the best!!

  6. Barbara October 23, 2015 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Yay! It’s here! My favorite event of the year! Thanks for all your hard work on this and for giving us bloggers a forum to show off our work.

  7. pam October 23, 2015 at 9:31 am - Reply

    thanks amy ! always love linking up to your awesome BFQ xo

  8. Lori October 23, 2015 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for organizing this event again. I always enjoy linking up and seeing all of the amazing inspiration!

  9. VMA October 23, 2015 at 11:51 am - Reply

    Hooray! Except that a lot of the links to the categories don’t work…

  10. […] readers have seen this quilt quite often but I have to do a new post for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival over at Amy’s Creative Side. I’ll keep it short […]

  11. Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow October 23, 2015 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Thank you for hosting this, Amy! IT’s always so much fun to view all of the lovely quilts!

  12. Katie October 23, 2015 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    How do we nominate quilts for viewer’s choice? The links seem to be broken.

  13. Sally October 23, 2015 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    I always look forward to this. I get so much inspiration from everyone’s quilts. Thank you for hosting!

  14. Janet October 23, 2015 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    I think I will enter this year – never had the nerve to before!

  15. Jessie October 23, 2015 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    This is my first experience entering any kind of quilt festival, online or otherwise. I actually got overly excited and entered a few links before I read the directions and wrote the new posts. Sorry about that! Can’t wait to see what everyone else is submitting and I’m so excited to share even more with the wonderful online quilting community. :) Thank you so much for organizing this amazing opportunity.

  16. Silvia Sutters October 23, 2015 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    Thank you Amy! This is such a fun virtual event!

  17. Jayne Honnold October 23, 2015 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    My first time entering! Thanks for organizing such a fun quilt show!

  18. Amanda M October 23, 2015 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Yay! Always such a fun event, and so many beautiful entries to drool over and be inspired by! Big thanks to the hostess with the mostess! Writing up my post and submitting, as soon as I pick my category ;)

  19. Nancy Hilderbrand October 23, 2015 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Fairly new to quilting and started entering to win tools and fabrics to make quilts. would love to win a Baby Lock because it would be nice to make quilts with the best machine.they make them

  20. carrie wikanderr October 23, 2015 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Hi Amy, ready for another go-round – love this event,thanks so much for organizing it.

  21. Kim of Persimon Dreams October 23, 2015 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    I LOVE the festival! Thanks so much for hosting once again. Congrats on your new line – love seeing the peeks from market! Have fun!

  22. Myra October 23, 2015 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Thanks for hosting this again! It’s always fun to meet new friends this way.

  23. Abby October 23, 2015 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much Amy for all your hard work putting this festival together. I am so excited to have something to enter this year.

  24. Nicolette October 24, 2015 at 12:46 am - Reply

    Thanks Amy for hosting this again. Unfortunately the links to the categories don’t work.

  25. Nicolette October 24, 2015 at 12:53 am - Reply

    The Quicklinks don’t work, the others do!

  26. […] For the regular visitors of my blog, the quilts in the two posts I’m writing today will be familiar. but I hope to welcome some new visitors from the Blogger’s Quiltfestival Fall Edition 2015 organised by Amy Ellis on her website Amy’sCreativeSide! […]

  27. Jolanda October 24, 2015 at 3:52 am - Reply

    Thank you Amy for organizing another great Quilt Festival.

  28. Q&B October 24, 2015 at 5:33 am - Reply

    Thanks again for hosting this Amy!

  29. Laney October 24, 2015 at 7:02 am - Reply

    Thanks for hosting the festival Amy! I am so excited to participate and to visit all the other bloggers and see all the beautiful quilts!

  30. Cathy L October 24, 2015 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Thanks for hosting again. It’s always fun to find new blogs and new ideas.

  31. Barb@Witsend October 24, 2015 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    I love coming and looking at all the lovely quilts. It’s always so hard to narrow my choices down when voting!

  32. Ariane October 24, 2015 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    Hi Amy, thanks so much for hosting this event again this fall. It is always fun to see all the quilts that are shared. I entered my Rocky Road to Kansas quilt in the Scrappy quilt category. I’m glad I had a quilt to share this year. Thanks again!!

  33. cindy-liveacolorfullife October 24, 2015 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Thanks, Amy, for all the time it takes to put this together twice a year. It’s always a highlight!

  34. Chris October 24, 2015 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love seeing what everyone creates. So much talent out there in the quilt world.

  35. Quilty October 25, 2015 at 6:11 am - Reply

    And now another entry, Applique category. Thank you Amy!!

  36. Quilty October 25, 2015 at 6:12 am - Reply

    My first entry was in the Home Machine Quilted section. Thank you for this great Festival!

  37. […] This is the other quilt I’m sharing for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, hosted at Amy’s Creative Side. I’m putting it in the Home Machine Quilting category, […]

  38. cathy October 25, 2015 at 9:08 am - Reply

    thanks for hosting, Amy!

  39. Cindy October 25, 2015 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Always love this event. Let’s me find new bloggers to enjoy and loads of inspiration! Decided to enter a mini this time around. Woo hoo!

  40. kris October 25, 2015 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    I am so happy to be entering one or maybe two entries this year. I missed out last time and am really looking forward to giving it a go. Thank you so much Amy, for putting this together and making it so fun!

  41. Mara October 26, 2015 at 1:46 am - Reply

    Love looking at all of the inspiration, and pretty pretty quilts.

  42. Velda October 26, 2015 at 5:07 am - Reply

    Hi, I am an avid quilter and I love this idea. Are only bloggers eligible to vote and win prizes in this event?

    I am (was) a blogger about my family, my pets and my life for several years, but haven’t posted for several months never ever blogged about my quilts. Recently I’ve started following quilters on Bloglovin and am blown away by the amazing talent and artistry I get to see every day on my feed. Any way I would love to know how I can vote, if I’m eligible. I look forward to hearing from you.

  43. Johanna October 26, 2015 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Thanks for hosting this wonderful festival! I’ve entered my modern Storm at Sea I made for the Alison Glass mini quilt swap. I can’t wait to look through all the amazing entries!

  44. Jayne October 26, 2015 at 9:42 am - Reply

    I can’t believe it’s that time of the year again! It promises to be a fun, inspiring and gorgeous show!

  45. myBearpaw October 26, 2015 at 10:17 am - Reply

    always love taking part in this great event – thanks Amy!

  46. Magdalena Detz October 26, 2015 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    For the second time this year I’m entering my quilt in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival organized by Amy Ellis from Amy’s Creative Side. It’s a fantastic place, where everybody can share up to two quilts in different categories. It’s also an awesome place to get a tones of inspiration for the future projects […]

  47. Karen October 26, 2015 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Oh man – so many great quilts this festival. Thanks for the linky party and all the prizes. I’ve shared my Small Quilt – made entirely on my home Babylock, wink, wink.

  48. Małgorzata October 27, 2015 at 1:20 am - Reply

    I’m here for the first time. Wonderful, beautiful quilts :) I’m impressed…
    Thank you Amy, regards

  49. Kendra October 27, 2015 at 8:57 am - Reply

    As always, thank you so much for organizing this festival, Amy! You have done so much to build and inspire this community!

  50. Heidi October 27, 2015 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Almost ready to link up! I am sharing in the Original Design and Small Quilt categories this time around. Thank you Amy!!

  51. Renee October 27, 2015 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Some awesome prizes this time! Maybe a thread manufacturer could sponsor the Home Machine Quilted category next time? What quilter doesn’t want some fancy new thread!

  52. […] will be my first time entering this Blogger’s Quilt Festival at Amy’s Creative Side. Each person is allowed to enter two […]

  53. Nancy October 27, 2015 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for organizing this quilt festival, Amy. I’m sure it takes an awful lot of time to organize, post, publish, manage, and obtain prizes. You’re so wonderful to do it!

  54. Jen October 27, 2015 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    This will be my first time entering a quilt in an online festival! I’m pretty excited to check out all the quilty inspiration!

  55. Shelley Folkerts October 27, 2015 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much for hosting the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. I am entering for the second time this year. It is wonderful to be able to see so many inspiring quilts in one place at one time.

  56. Tiffany October 27, 2015 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    All linked up! Thanks again Amy! I look forward to this every six months. :)

  57. Rachel October 27, 2015 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    I really look forward to this even twice every year. Thanks for hosting such a great event!

  58. Angelia October 27, 2015 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    I entered a quilt in the Scrappy category. Thanks for the opportunity.

  59. Angelia October 27, 2015 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    I also entered a quilt in the Large category. Thanks for the opportunity. (I wasn’t sure if I needed to leave one comment here for each entry.)

  60. Wendy October 27, 2015 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Thank you for organising this event Amy. It must be a huge amount of work for you, but we all get so much pleasure from it. I always find new bloggers to follow through this festival. Thank you.

  61. Mina October 27, 2015 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Woo Hoo, my favorite time of the year :) And for the first time, my mom is going to enter a quilt (I am happy for her)

  62. Cindy Dahlgren October 27, 2015 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Your quilt festival is what initially really got me fired up about quilting! I saw so many beautiful and colorful quilts, that I couldn’t wait to start. Thanks! cdahlgren at live dot com

  63. Janie McCombs October 28, 2015 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Thank you for all of your hard work!

  64. Nicole October 28, 2015 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    I am so thrilled to actually participate this year! Thanks for hosting and I’m looking forward to seeing all the other quilts.

  65. Kat October 29, 2015 at 3:30 am - Reply

    I’m blown away by all the awesome entries! So much inspiration :)

  66. bobbi dougherty October 29, 2015 at 5:59 am - Reply

    I do not have a blog, but have a large quilt I would like to enter. Your “Large” link is not working either. :( Maybe I can catch you next time. :)

  67. Kira October 29, 2015 at 10:10 am - Reply

    It’s funny that I would look forward to this online event, but I do.

  68. The Uni Quilt is Finished - Busy Needle Quilting October 29, 2015 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    […] I hope you’re enjoying all of the wonderful inspiration of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival!  To nominate this quilt for the Viewer’s Choice Award, highlight & COPY this url: http://www.busyneedle.ch/2015/10/the-uni-quilt-is-finished/   then click here and complete the form provided. You can also vote for your favourites in each category until 5 November. For the main Festival page, click here. […]

  69. Elita October 29, 2015 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for organising the Blogger’s Quilt Festival! If we can’t get to Houston, at least we’re here in great, talented company all the same! Love looking at all of the beautiful quilts!

  70. Juliet @ The Tartankiwi October 30, 2015 at 4:50 am - Reply

    Phew! I just got my quilt in before the linky closed. thank you so much for hosting. I really enjoy seeing all the amazing and colourful quilts together

  71. Lynette October 30, 2015 at 6:57 am - Reply

    I’m so excited for this. :) These Festivals really are the greatest, Amy. I missed out on the spring fun because of the wedding, so it’s super nice to be back!

  72. Anne October 30, 2015 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Thanks for doing this twice a year, Amy. :) I know it can’t be easy to coordinate all this! I always enjoy seeing all the lovely inspiration and finding new to me blogs. :)

  73. Stephie October 30, 2015 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    Wonderful opportunity to see so many great quilts and meet some very talented quilters all in one place! Thank you so much Amy, you’re a star!

  74. Anne October 31, 2015 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    It’s great to look at all these inspiring quilts!

  75. Susan Blumenshein October 31, 2015 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    I love this event. Some day I will enter, but my quilts that I love and look great are rag and I never see a category for these. Oh well, I still get to vote.

  76. mary November 2, 2015 at 2:27 am - Reply

    So many fantastic quilts – thanks for organising

  77. Melinda Mustered November 3, 2015 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the festival. I always love to see a quilt show! I’d love to win the new BabyLock. My BL6700 has been a great machine.

  78. Terri Davis November 3, 2015 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    I love BabyLock machines! And all the pretty quilts..

  79. Quiltsue November 3, 2015 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Lots of wonderful quilts to look at again this time.

  80. Jocelyn November 6, 2015 at 6:24 am - Reply

    What fun! Thank you for a wonderful fest and wonderful prizes!

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