Wow you guys! This has been so amazing! What a great experience – Thank you!!

I am slowly working through all the links and trying to answer questions as they come in, my inbox has been overflowing. I’m so glad that you are all having a great time seeing inspiring quilts and making new friends :)

I want to encourage some that may not have joined us yet – it does not matter your skill level, or number of quilts completed! If you have just one – post it :) I don’t consider myself a master quilter, I just love being a quilter! The majority of those linking up would probably share my thinking too.

I am up to, Friday noon in links – if I haven’t made it to your blog yet, I will, I promise, but it may take me all week :) Our family weekend has been a bit busy, with Saturday morning Soccer game, a sewing lesson with a friend, and company on Friday night. Tonight we are going to friends’ house to watch the Amazing Race – 0ur little tradition. Hopefully with the return of school tomorrow, and the routine, I will have a little more time to make the rounds :)

If you haven’t been back since Friday and reading in your reader or email – come back and check out some more links! I’ve gotten a few responses about how meaningful the comments have been – let’s keep it going.

Blessings ~

By |2017-02-06T09:19:07-06:00April 19th, 2009|Bloggers Quilt Festival|39 Comments


  1. Dolores April 19, 2009 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Amy, some of the comments on why a quilt came to be are just so touching. I’m so glad that so many are taking part. Great idea. Thank you again.

  2. nicolette April 19, 2009 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Amy, thanks for this wonderful event. I’m having so much fun.

    I received a stunning number of comments on my post about my favourite quilt and they are all so kind. I try to work my way through all the posts of the participants.

  3. Dana April 19, 2009 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    How fun Amy! Great idea and such neat stories shared.

    Still on spring break otherwise I’d sooo participate too! Just don’t have the photos with me to share.

  4. Mary-Kay C April 19, 2009 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    This was a great idea. It does take a long time to scroll through all the blogs and then if you leave a comment it takes even longer. But it’s nice to leave comments because at a live quilt show you don’t actually get to talk to the maker and here you actually are talking to the quilters themselves. I’ve had great comments and I’ve left lots for others. Thanks again for hosting this great quilt show.

  5. Dolores April 19, 2009 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Amy, this has been great. I have been watching the numbers grow. BTW, Emma (roughly comment number 323) stated a warning on some of the posters.

  6. Jennife April 19, 2009 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    I’m loving this festival!! So many gorgeous quilts and touching stories.

  7. Mary on Lake Pulaski April 19, 2009 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    Thanks again, Amy, for coming up with this amazing idea!!

  8. scraphappy April 19, 2009 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Thanks again for setting this up. What a great chance to see so many amazing quilt and fun new-to-me blogs.

  9. amylouwho April 19, 2009 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    Yes Amy, this is so much fun!! It’s going to take me all week to get around too! I love being inspired by so many quilters!

  10. Carol April 19, 2009 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    This has been a wonderful experience. I’ve enjoyed visiting quilters I’m familiar with and meeting new ones. What a great opportunity to see so many wonderful quilts from home and to leave comments also. Thanks for putting this together.

  11. Terriaw April 19, 2009 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    I haven’t posted my quilt yet, but hope to post it tomorrow night, and then add it to the list. Thanks for giving us “permission” to post what we have! (I have a couple favorite quilt tops that aren’t quilted yet cuz I’m procrastinating the stippling part!)

  12. Pat April 19, 2009 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    I’ve corrected my link twice so that when people click on my name, they go directly to the post with my “festival” quilt and not my more recent posts on my blog, BUT…I see they STILL go to the most recent post. I can’t figure out how to get them ONLY to the post with the quilt I put on “exhibit” here. HELP!!!

  13. scrappy quilter April 19, 2009 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Amy, I have gone through all 345 blogs. What a spectacular showing. What a wonderful job of putting this all together. I definitely will take part next year. Thank you for doing this.

  14. Andi April 19, 2009 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    This has been such a successful event (and I’m only up to number 120)
    I hope you plan to do this every year!!
    Thanks for all your hard work.
    Andi :-)

  15. Stephanie April 19, 2009 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    This has been such a successful venture! So many wonderful quilts; big and small; experienced and new quilters and all the wonderful stories behind them. I’ve been visiting each one and I just checked and you’re up to 345! Amazing.

  16. karenfae April 19, 2009 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    this has been great. I have been working my way through the list and I have gotten up to my name :) #170 or was it #171 LOL there are so many I am loosing track. I intend to look at every single blog entry and admire all the wonderful quilts.

  17. scrappy quilter April 19, 2009 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    I already posted here and said I would take part next year. However hubby encouraged me to join this year. I have loved every minute of this. It’s been great.

  18. A Quilter Awakens April 19, 2009 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Wow, how cool is this! I love being able to see all the other quilts! Thanks for putting this together.

  19. Colleen formerly of South Africa April 19, 2009 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    Loved this…so fun to see other peoples favorite quilts.

  20. Shannon April 19, 2009 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    Thanks for making this such a fun thing to participate in. I just love reding all the stories behind the quilts. I hope everyone gets the same feeling as they read my story. Thanks again. Can’t wait till the next one. Oh the quilts I have and the stories to tell.

  21. Gene Black April 20, 2009 at 4:15 am - Reply

    WOW, there are so many entries, I am not sure I will get to see them all. Excellent!

    I agree that skill level doesn’t matter. I made my first quilt last year. I have finished on other and have a top ready to be quilted. I have also made one wall-hanging. Not a lot, but I am a quilter for sure!

  22. Fulvia Luciano, artist April 20, 2009 at 4:32 am - Reply

    Thank you for doing this.

  23. Staci K. April 20, 2009 at 5:16 am - Reply

    This has been so fun! I love finding new blogs and checking out all of the wonderful quilts. There is such an amazing variety of styles. Thank you for hosting this!

  24. Clare April 20, 2009 at 6:13 am - Reply

    I’m loving it – thanks so much for organising this. Are you going to do it every year?

  25. Fulvia Luciano, artist April 20, 2009 at 6:25 am - Reply

    Thank you again for this Festival. Because of it, I am “travelling” to visit blogs I never knew.

  26. Terrie Sandelin April 20, 2009 at 7:13 am - Reply

    What a wonderful idea this was! It has been wonderful seeing all these great quilts! And so many new cool blogs to check out.

  27. Tipper April 20, 2009 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Amy-I’m so glad its going good!!

  28. happy zombie April 20, 2009 at 9:43 am - Reply

    I love what you’re doing, Amy! I’ve been all over blogland this morning seeing everyone’s quilt. Gonna go dig out mine too and join in. Sew fun!

  29. Michelle April 20, 2009 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    It’s been so much fun to check out the variety of quilts. I’ve found several blogs I know I’ll be returning to later.

    Hope you plan to do it again! This is the Spring 2009 Quilt Festival — can we have a summer one?

  30. Rebekah April 20, 2009 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Thank you for organizing this! I have loved soaking in all of the inspiration!

  31. Carla April 20, 2009 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    I posted a photo of a baby quilt I made for a granddaughter that is to be born today.

  32. Nanci April 20, 2009 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    I keep losing track of where I left off. I was working backwards, silly me and then the numbers ahead, or was it behind that came in and I have been having such a great time. I am inspired and don’t know how to say thank you, thank you for doing this.
    So much fun, so many quilts and so little time….gotta go look at more quilts.

  33. creativedawn April 20, 2009 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Hi Amy,
    Thank you, thank you, for the inspiration! I pulled out a quilt that I made years ago, never taken a picture of it and posted it…I love that quilt! It is one of my design and that makes it more special. I have a couple of these quilts….maybe you can keep this going and we can post more!!!!lol

  34. Uniquely Yours Creations April 20, 2009 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    What fun Amy! Thank you for doing
    this. It’s so great finding
    so many quilting blogs in one
    spot. And more fun looking at
    all of the wonderful quilts!

  35. DiddleDaddleDesigns April 20, 2009 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Amy, what a fantastic idea. I’m not prepared to participate now but this summer. I have looked around at some of the quilts on display. Wow. Thanks for hosting.

  36. mariamichaelsdesigns April 21, 2009 at 10:29 am - Reply


    As the days pass I marvel more and more about what you have created and the fact that you are taking the time to visit so many blogs and leave comments. You are a very special lady!

    Marvellous is the word for your Bloggers Quilt Festival which I am sure will become a cherished tradition among quilters. I’d no idea there were so many quilters blogging! Being able to visit with them, enjoy their quilts and their stories, leave comments and receive replies, is just too wonderful for words!

    Thank you so much!


  37. V and Co. April 21, 2009 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    okay i keep seeing all these popping up every where. i may have to take part of the fun…i have till friday right? just like me to push it to the last minute…but i’ll get working on it.

  38. momid5 April 22, 2009 at 10:18 am - Reply

    wow..what a variety .and this show and tell is SOOoo much fun.Thanks!

  39. Cathy W April 24, 2009 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    I just happened on your fun Quilt-Fest-Blog-party & am joining in! It's the perfect topic to get me back into the blogging game (I seem to have been quiet for a full month now — how is that possible?)
    Glad I have a few more hours to blog about one of my favorite quilts!

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