26 05, 2010

Update & Thanks!

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:53+00:00 May 26th, 2010|Bloggers Quilt Festival, Thankful|22 Comments

As of this morning there are 572 quilts entered in our Festival!  Amazing!  There's still time if you have been working on a finish, or working up the nerve to participate.  Everyone is welcome, no matter your style or skill level.  We would love to see your quilt - please go write a post and [...]

25 05, 2010

Spring Quilt Festival

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:53+00:00 May 25th, 2010|Bloggers Quilt Festival|48 Comments

Like most of you, I've spent a good amount of time thinking which quilt I wanted to post for the festival.  There's a number I really wish I could share, but that will have to be at a later date :)  In the end, I decided to post my Hunky Bars quilt, it is simple, [...]

24 05, 2010

Featured Quilters

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:53+00:00 May 24th, 2010|Bloggers Quilt Festival|25 Comments

Hi there!  How was your weekend?  Have you made it very far through the list? I have had a nice weekend celebrating my birthday with the family (thank you for the birthday wishes!) and keeping up with all of you here.  As of last night I am to #50 - not very far - yet....I've [...]

22 05, 2010

Weekend Spotlight

By | 2017-02-27T10:28:27+00:00 May 22nd, 2010|Uncategorized|9 Comments

  These folks are so great, with BQF in full swing - the spotlight shifts to ALL of these Excellent Shops!  These are the places I look first when there's something I need :)    FabricWorm always has a brilliant collection of fabrics for your next quilt.Fat Quarter Shop always has something new, and they [...]

22 05, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me & You

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:53+00:00 May 22nd, 2010|Celebrations|78 Comments

Each time we come together for a Festival I am overwhelmed by the response!  You all are so amazing - thank you for sharing your quilts and more importantly your stories that go with them.  I've had comments from some of you that started quilting or blogging (or both!) due to the inspiration found in [...]

21 05, 2010

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Spring 2010

By | 2018-02-05T17:07:05+00:00 May 21st, 2010|Bloggers Quilt Festival|661 Comments

Welcome to the third Blogger's Quilt Festival!  I'm so glad that you are here - and I hope that you plan to enter a quilt in the Festival! Everyone is welcome to participate, this is a relaxed festival with no judging, no gloves, and beverages are allowed, encouraged even!  :) Many "Thank You's" go out to [...]

20 05, 2010

Giveaway Day Winner!

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:54+00:00 May 20th, 2010|give away|3 Comments

1243 comments later - I am amazed and inspired!  I'm so glad I asked what you would make, now I want to make all of it too :)The random number generator selected #59!  I laughed out loud when it popped up :)Tricia is the lucky winner.  Congratulations and I can't wait to see that disappearing [...]

20 05, 2010

AccuQuilt – Go! Cutter Review

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:54+00:00 May 20th, 2010|review|33 Comments

I was recently contacted by the nice people at accuquilt.  They wanted to see if I would like to use and review their Go! Cutter!  My immediate response was YES!  I've seen Jackie talk about her Studio Cutter the last year or so, and admired from afar, knowing that I would probably not be owning [...]

19 05, 2010

Home Machine Quilt Show

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:54+00:00 May 19th, 2010|HMQS|20 Comments

I feel like I've had so much to write about here!  A week and a half ago, I went down to the HMQS event in Salt Lake, and now I'm finally getting to share some pictures with you. by Diane Johnston Quilted by Cory Allender Upon first impression this quilt looked like machine embroidery.  It's all [...]

18 05, 2010

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Are you ready!?

By | 2017-02-27T10:28:27+00:00 May 18th, 2010|Bloggers Quilt Festival|19 Comments

I'm getting closer :)  I wanted to share a couple of thoughts before Friday gets here.1. The quilt you choose to share, doesn't not have to be brand spanking new!  Nor does it have to be perfect - there's no judging here.2.  Put aside all your negative self-talk and enter!  Everyone is welcome, regardless how [...]

18 05, 2010

Basics Tutorial: Hand-stitching a Binding

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:54+00:00 May 18th, 2010|Tutorial|44 Comments

After binding a dozen quilts in a month, I thought I would not want to bind quilts by hand anymore, but I LOVE it still!  Here's how I get it done:This is my collection of quality hand quilting threads, thimbles and a sharp needle.  I have a warm and cool neutral, and the yellow I [...]

17 05, 2010

Sew, Mama, Sew — Giveaway Day!

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:54+00:00 May 17th, 2010|give away|1,236 Comments

Hi, and Welcome to Amy's Creative Side - if you aren't a regular reader, take a few minutes to poke around and get to know my creative side a little!  I have a list of the recently popular posts in my sidebar, just scroll down a bit to find it.  I have a fabulous Frolic [...]