April 16, 2009

Quilt Festival - Spring 2009

***The Quilt Festival is now closed and no longer accepting new links***

Welcome
to the first online Quilt Festival! I'm so glad you are here! Get a cup of coffee or tea and stay a while. There's lots to see and many places to visit. I look forward to getting to know all of you a little better this week!

First, I need to thank our generous sponsors - I emailed each of them this week and they have been enthusiastic to get involved. Thank You! Without your support this event would not be nearly as exciting! The sponsors are all listed on my right sidebar and I have a list of offerings a little later in this post. Be sure to do some shopping while blog hopping :)
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Here's how you get involved -
  • Select your favorite quilt, make sure you have a good picture of it and go post about it! It doesn't matter what size, style, or era it is from - there's no judging here :) In your post tell your quilt's story. Also be sure to link back here so your readers can join in the fun too! Everyone is welcome - international readers that's you too!
  • Once you have posted on your blog come back here with your link to that post - I'm hoping that this list can be a reference and future source of inspiration for many, long after this week is over.
  • Insert your name and url in the Mr Linky.
  • Leave me a comment to be entered in the giveaways.

528 comments:

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audreypawdrey said...

I love that you put this together Amy! I am going to have to spend some time going through the wonderful list of quilters. I just added my entry!:)

Bonnie said...

Thanks ...what a great idea!!!

Sherri said...

I finally decided on my quilt and have posted and linked!!! This has been so much fun! Thanks Amy!!!

moosestashquilting said...

What a great idea. I can't believe all the wonderful blogs. It will take some time to get to them all, but I am loving it! This is the best way to connect with our fellow quilts yet! Thanks for what your doing. I look forward to making many new blog friends!
Joan - MooseStashQuilting

nweames said...

What a great idea. How to see beautiful quilts without ever leaving home.

aneela said...

Aren't you clever!! Why has no-one thought of doing this before!

aneela said...

Aren't you clever!! Why has no-one thought of doing this before!

Karen said...

Your "Quilt Festival" is such a wonderful Idea! Thank-you for taking the time to do this. I am the 441st person to join the festival. Did you dream in your wildest dreams that you would have this many folks responding? WOW! I have selected a quilt, blogged about it, and linked back here. Thank-yous go out to all who are sponsering the Festival! What a great way to inspire quilters and meet new friends!

MOLLY said...

Hope it is not too late to join in. I have posted a quilt on my site and also your button. Great Great idea. I will working on a new one for October. Thanks for the fun!!

Nadia said...

thank for your kind comment.
what a good idea the online quilt show! sorry for my english

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CieAngel said...

What a wonderful Idea. I'm working on my post now and will add my part to Mr. linky. Thank you for doing this. Now to sit back and read alot of blogs.
Huggs,
Cleary K.

Finn said...

Thank you for hosting this wonderful gathering of quilts and quilters from around the world. I'm Finn in WI and I blog at Pieces from my scrapbag. Hugs, Finn

Mandy said...

What a wonderful idea this Quilt Show is. I have just added my own small quilt. There is so much inspiration here, I am thoroughly enjoying visiting all the Blogs and looking at the marvellous quilts being shown.

ivoryspring said...

Amy,

Thank you for hosting the Quilt Festival. You are the hostess with the mostest. I am really enjoying your blog. I have never been to your blog until I saw someone else linked to the Quilt Festival. Thanks again!

paula, the quilter said...

Thanks for organizing this. I will post when I get home from work.

Marti Michell said...

Hi Amy. We just took photos of my friendship quilt before shipping it off to a show, and I've been meaning to write about it on my blog. Then I found your blog and knew it was time! I posted it on my blog and put it in your Mr. Linky list and would love to share my quilt with other quilters! And thanks for putting together a great list of blogs to explore. :)

quilterbear said...

This is fun! I've left my blog entry and think this is a wonderful idea! THANKS to all the sponsors!

The quilt I posted was one I did from my own head... didn't have a pattern, just took off with it. Over 1100 2" squares!

Quilts And Pieces said...

What a fun idea! I"ve made my post and used Mr Linky! I"ve had such fun visiting all the posts!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Thank you for organizing this. Unbelieveable. I got sick with a cold so am late to enter and was shocked when I finally felt well enough to do so.

Great job.

karen said...

What fun! Glad I found your blogspot through A Passion for Applique! Thanks for hosting such a fun event.

pklaw said...

Great idea! I will be entertained for days going through these links!

J said...

I've posted about my favorite quilt. Thanks for organizing this!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Amy, if I win a prize, I'll be happy with any of them. THey all sound great. BTW, there is a smiley face beside by link, but when I click on it, it takes me to my blog, which is what it's supposed to do. So why the smiley face?
Thanks so much for this fun festival. Hope you do it again in the fall.
Susan Ramey Cleveland

Dorothy said...

What a great idea! Pretty quilts and a WHOLE LOT of new blogs to add to me blog reader! Thanks for this!

LuAnn Kessi said...

This is a fantastic idea!
Thanks for taking the time to put it altogether!
You are a peach!
LuAnn In Oregon
http://luannkessi.blogspot.com/

meggie said...

Hi Amy, nice idea. I have posted from downunder- so we are in Autumn.
Lovely idea, & love your music.

Warm Winters said...
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Warm Winters said...

Thank you so much for hosting this! What a lovely bunch of quilts!

emr said...

This is an incredible resource for ideas and inspiration! Thanks so much!

Cattails Quilts said...

I love this idea, and I'm thrilled you have such a huge response!

I added my quilt, too, for grins & giggles. :)

Also, I love your blog layout. I need to figure out how to add sidebars like yours, so that I can have more links and photos and good stuff!

Thanks again!!

AnnieO said...

Hi Amy, Just meeting you now through all the other blogs participating in this fun idea. Thanks so much for putting it together. I have only been blogging for a couple of months but have spent many pleasurable hours wandering around in quilting blogland seeing all the other very creative, funny, smart and inspiring people here!

Mid Life Cry Sis said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I'm in!

Tina said...

Wow!Wow!Thank you for hosting this quilt show. I've only been able to look and read about 100 so far. As I read and thought about my favorite quilts. Then I blogged about my quilt. Also let several online groups know about the Quilt Festival. Thank you...Lots of inspiration here. I do hope you will host another one.
Tina

Rhonda said...

This is such a great idea -- thanks for hosting it!

ohnikki said...

This is such a great idea! And the perfect way for us to meet other quilters and admire their work!

Debbie said...

What a great Idea...and it gives us more to see in blogland! I posted my quilt and your link i hope it keeps growing!

Allie said...

Posted and linked - oh MY it was hard to get to the bottom of the comments, lol!!!!! This is such fun seeing everyone's favorite quilts, thanks so much for doing this! Lots of lovely new blogs to read!

Kaaren said...

My post is done and I'm back to say thanks for this great idea and the opportunity to view quilts from all over the world.

Thanks also to your sponsors for their generous gifts, one of which I'd love to come to my house!

ginger said...

Thanks so much for hosting this! I have had a great time clicking through to look at everyone's quilts!

craftapalooza said...

HI! I've added myself, thanks for running this!!

Vivika Hansen DeNegre said...

Great idea - but how do I choose my favorite quilts???

Vivika

Millie said...

Hi Amy
This is a brilliand idea and I am so happy to join in the fun. Please enter my name on the list.
Have a great day!
Millie

faith said...

this is really neat. and my first time doing anything like this! all of these quilts are amazing. i feel like i'm in the company of some very talented people!

Carlotta said...

What a wonderful event!! I have posted my favorite quilt and am off to visit the other quilters in the festival. Thanks for hosting this.
~Tootles for now!

Tam said...

Thank you Amy for doing this Quilt Festival. I have included my favorite quilt on my lastest blog post.
:D Tam

heatherbennett said...

This was such a great idea! I have my quilt linked and I'm enjoying all the quilts on display.

belinda said...

Hi Amy...I got my quilt posted with a link back to here. WOW, what a great response AND idea!!

SewAmy said...

It has been wonderful looking at all the quilts.

ofenjen said...

What a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for organizing. I'm off to look at all the wonderful posts I can squeeze in during lunch!

Karen Snyder said...

Amy, what a neat idea! Thank you so much. I'm having a blast. You'll have to explain to my bosses at Timeless Treasures why I don't have my samples done for Market! I'm too busy at the quilt show.

Joanne Myers said...

Amy. Thanks for organizing this online quilt festival. What a terrific idea. I have posted on my blog about my favourite quilt.

mariposaluna said...

Wow! What a great idea! I wish I had seen this soon because I would've joined in the fun. But I like going to quilt shows also. Thanks everyone for sharing your creations!

Loris said...

I'm late to the party but thanks for the awesome idea! I'm enjoying all the quilt pics!

(Megan) said...

Too much fun!

Beestitched said...
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Beestitched said...

Thanks for doing this, it's a great idea. I would love to be entered in your give-a-way. Thanks

Sinta Renee said...

Thanks for hosting such a fun event! What a great response you are having. I just started my blog last week... evidently just in time to join in the fun:)

Cheryl said...

Thanks for doing this! What a great idea!

mommymae said...

amy - this is great and just in time for my first ever quilt! i can't wait to look through the others!!

Candace said...

Thanks for doing this Amy! What a fantastic idea! I posted my quilt today and can't believe the additional response I'v gotten already!
Cheers!

Heather said...

Wow! What a great turnout! I love that you did this, it’s a great idea I think. I left my link on your list here. All of the prizes are so nice. No preferences there. Thanks for doing this!
Heather

L. Jane E. said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!! So of course I joined in. I know it's a long shot for the prizes, but I would be over the moon for the Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate. I never have that kind of money to blow on fabric! Everybody's quilts are amazing an inspiring!

Maria said...

Wow!!! Look what you started. I should be able to waste hours and hours looking at fabulous quilts!!! It beats cleaning and laundry.

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

What a FABULOUS idea Amy! Love it. Thanks so much for hosting. ooxx`jodi

Giane said...

What a great idea! I love looking at everyone's quilts!

Alexis said...

This was such a great idea, thanks for organising! I'm new to quilting, but have posted my favourite and only quilt. I've looked through lots of the other quilts and I'm so inspired - roll on next quilt.
Alexis

meg said...

What a cool idea! I'm glad I heard about it in time to join in. :)

elle said...

Goodness! This is an amazing thing!

Jenny said...

I love this idea! Thank you so much for letting us share!

Jessica said...

Yea! I just posted my quilt. Thanks for doing this!

Deb said...

Hi! This is the first time I've heard of a lot of these blogs--including yours! What a wonderful way to meet other quilters and be inspired! Thank you for organizing! I've posted my quilt and linked! Thanks to the sponsors for such great prizes!

Lonci said...

This is a great idea!
Thank you for organising!!
:)
I have added my post of my favorite quilt and have added my link.

Carrie P. said...

I almost forgot to leave a comment for the giveaway.
I am number 432. It just popped into my head this morning that I forgot to let you know that I was participating. It has been fun to see all the quilts. You can't get better than a free quilt show, right?

Scarlett Burroughs said...

I just entered my favorite quilt in the contest. What a great idea Amy!
Scarlett
Quilting Editor Craft Gossip

roseylittlethings said...

Such a fun idea, can't wait to check out all the beautiful quilts!

Tissy said...

Wow!! I actually almost missed this. So glad to be able to join in!!! My most recent post is my favorite quilt a Bonnie Hunter design - Old Tobacco Roads. I love this idea!!!! :-D

Quiltdivajulie said...

Better late than not at all ~ what fun to see everyone's favorites!

Brenda said...

Thanks for organizing this, Amy. I'm up and linked, although I noticed the button links to your latest blog post, not the one with all the quilt fest links. How would I change that?

Susan Entwistle said...

I actually posted a quilt! I've only made a few, so thanks for the nudge. Now I'm going to actually finish a long-unfinished project

secret cake said...

Wow Amy-- what a great idea! Thanks so much for organizing this festival. I've posted about this on my blog and added my photos to the flickr group. Take care!

Sandy's Show & Tell Quilts said...

Thank you for be so creative and for hosting the quilt festival. What a wonderful idea! I have placed your tag on my blog. Again, THANKS!

Sandy

Wil Opio Oguta said...

Great idea! I've blogged about this today.

goldilocks said...

that's a wonderful idea. thanks.

Marissa said...

What a great idea thank you for putting it all together for everyone to enjoy! I linked mine.

Sara at My Fabric Obsession said...

Thank you for doing this! It "forced" me to take pictures and tell the story of my first quilting experience!

Zlaty said...

Hi Amy,

This was a great idea!
Don't we love going to quilt shows, this way the quilt show comes to us! Thank you!


Happy Sewing!

María Isabel said...

Hi all the people, i lovely the festival of quilt, i´m new in the world of patchwork, i put my "quilt colours" in my blog to ber my first quilt hanmade for me i´m from Uruguay. Excusme for my english. Thanks you greetings from South America

Melinda said...

I finally added my favorie qult and linked to it. Thanks for thinking of this.

Rita said...

Wow! Look at what you started, Amy!! This is such an amazing event already and thank you so much for organizing and for this opportunity to share my favorite quilt! You are so awesome! And OMG thanks for the brownie recipe! I'm so excited to try it! Lotsa luv~~~

Laura Wasilowski said...

Love all the wonderful work that's posted. Great idea!

Leslie said...

How Fun!! I love looking at all the beautiul quilts!! I posted a link and my favorite raggie quilt on my blog!

Aimee said...

What fun! Thanks for organizing!!

Vivian said...

A link to a post for the Festival has been left. This was a GREAT IDEA! And I am glad to see that you are considering doing another one in the Fall.

As a new blogger also thanks for also giving me an excuse to update the blog sooner than I would have otherwise!

leigh said...

Thanks so much for doing this! What a great idea!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Oh dear...I just heard about the Online Quilt Festival today :( I have to get busy looking. Perhaps I can enter a quilt next time. What a great idea. Have you heard of the Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon...I am only a few hours from there and try to go each year. Please enter my name in your giveaway!

Thanks so much & Stay Cozy, Carrie

Nikki said...

Wow, I just posted my quilt and can't WAIT to check out the flickr pool and all the other links. what fun! :)

Mary Monica said...

Great idea - I hope it's the first of many shows.

Kelly Jackson said...

What a wonderful opportunity to enjoy other people's work and get some inspiration. Thank you for hosting this event.

Kelly Jackson
http://IHaveANotion.blogspot.com

Amy said...

This is such a fun idea! Thanks for hosting it!

Grams said...

Just happened on your festival today. Awesome idea. So many pretty quilts to look at.

Vail in MS

hilary b. said...

THank you for hosting! I dedicated my first post on my new blog to showing my first quilt ever!
It's at: http://scribblsnscraps.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

So much beauty out there... and so much talent. It's wonderful to be able to sit here, late at night, children and hubby asleep, and pull up picture after picture of inspiration and loveliness.... Thanks for organizing this event....

Quiltbirdie said...

Thanks so much for doing this. I wanted to post all week, but didn't have time until tonight. I thought about waiting until October, but I just couldn't!

Karen said...

Wow this is fabulous - how will I ever get through them all!
Thanks so much for organinsing it.

Catherine said...

What a fabulous idea. I've been trying to get this done all week and just finally managed to do so.
Thank you so much for putting this together. It's an absolutely fabulous way to see some amazing quilts!

Tina said...

Thanks Amy for this fun Quilt Festival. I'm a little slow...but I posted and I'm excited to be a part of this fun event!

Dallas said...

I've linked my favorite quilt - thanks for hosting this. These are great inspiration.

Sew Bee It said...

This was such a fun idea! I blogged my mom's quilt because she will never have a blog and I totally want others to see her amazing work. She's more talented then I am:) Thank you so much for doing this, what a great way to get to know a bunch of new ladies!

modernquiltlove said...

This such a great idea and I have eye candy for weeks now! Any of the fabric prizes would be amazing.

modernquiltlove said...

This such a great idea and I have eye candy for weeks now! Any of the fabric prizes would be amazing.

Treasuresofjoy said...

I hope I am not too late to jump in!! I would love to join in!

LaughingLG said...

What a great idea, and you have so many entries, I certainly won't see them all this week. People have come to see my quilts who never would have done so without this show. Thank you, Lori

Bea said...

A wonderful idea!
You´ll find my latest quilt and his story here:
http://quiltjona.blogspot.com/2009/04/time-flies.html
Happy quilting
Bea

*karendianne. said...

What a great idea this has turned out to be. Truly fantastic! Thank you. Warmest regards. *karendianne.

Katelyn R. said...

great idea! I love seeing what other people are working on. And this is a great one stop place to check all the blogs out!

Rachel said...

This is so fun, I love looking at everybody's work!

erica e said...

thanks for the fun! what a great idea!

Nancy DeWeir Geaney said...

My buddy, Jennifer Paganelli turned me on to you guys. I have been doing so many cool things with her fabric, but my latest quilt- Mid' Century Spring- a bit of a departure for me- was inspired (as told on my blog)by the the instinctual faith of the birds building their nests - despite the late arrival of spring.It's 60"x 44".

Marilyn said...

What a wonderful idea! An online quilt show! I have linked with my favorite quilt. I can't wait to visit all the entries and see their quilts AND read their stories. Thanks.

dee said...

Hi Amy, I wrote you an e-mail and just now realized that I never left a comment.
You really are the best. This has been such a lot of fun.

Lisa said...

What a wonderful idea - and a great reference! I'll be checking back often! Thank you for offering all of these great prizes!

Lisa

Sara said...

This is so much fun. I can't wait to see all the finished quilts! I'm in heaven just looking all the talent displayed here! Thanks for the opportunity to join!

Jill said...

Hi! We are backdoor neighbors! I live in Woodland. Every once in a while I make my way down to the cute Midway quilt shop and adore all their quilts on the walls. Thanks for doing the festival. I'm excited to quilt blog hop!

CabbageQuilts said...

What a fabulous quilt show...thank you so much. I'm looking forward to grabbing a cuppa and enjoying everyone's work of art.

Deana said...

What a great idea! I love seeing how creative people are! Thanks for organizing.

Carrie Ellis said...

What a wonderful idea! I've always wanted to show my quilt and this is the perfect forum. No preference prize wise, just thrilled to join in the fun!

Alinta said...

What a wonderful idea!! So great to be able to see so many wonderful quilts and new blogs to read!! Thankyou!!

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