Links for Quilt Alongs (QALs) and blog hops I have hosted with a short description of each can be found below.
Registration will open in February 2017. Stay tuned!
Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along Schedule
Friday, July 1st – Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along Opens (Fabric Selection)
Friday, July 22nd – Snowflake Shimmer QAL Linkup #1
Friday, July 29th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL (Fabric Preparation Post)
Friday, August 5th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL Linkup #2
Friday August 12th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL (Piecing Instructions #1)
Friday August 19th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL Linkup #3
Friday August 26th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL (Piecing Instructions #2)
Friday September 2nd – Snowflake Simmer QAL Linkup #4
Friday September 9th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL (Finishing Details)
Friday September 23rd – Snowflake Shimmer QAL Linkup #5 (Final Linkup for Finished Quilts)
Registration for the 5th annual 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop, which I will co-host again this year with my talented and lovely quilting friends Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs and Stephanie @Late Night Quilter, is currently OPEN. The goal of the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop is to provide advice, tech help, and introduce new modern quilters to the online community. In fact, it was because we each participated in the 2014 event that Cheryl, Stephanie, and I met.
Cloud9 is generously sponsoring a New Block Blog Hop featuring their Organic Cirrus Solids. The blog hop hosts, Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl, Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs, and Stephanie @Late Night Quilter, have curated the “Berry Harvest” bundle, and Cloud9 is supplying each participant with a fat quarter bundle. Blocks made for the hop will be collected and made into quilts for donation.
2016 Paintbrush Studio New Block Blog Hop – March 28-30, 2016
Paintbrush Studio is generously sponsoring a New Block Blog Hop featuring their new line of solids, Painter’s Palette. The blog hop hosts, Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl, Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs, and Stephanie @Late Night Quilter, have curated the “Ocean Sunrise Palette”, and Paintbrush Studio is supplying each participant with a fat quarter bundle.
In 2014 I participated in the 2014 New Quilt Bloggers Blog hop hosted by Beth @plum and june. I am so thankful to Beth for facilitating the group discussions and blog hop; I learned so much. A year ago I didn’t know about link parties, Bloglovin’, or really how to participate in the online community. This year, a group of alumni are going to work to host the 2015 New Quilt Bloggers Blog hop, and I am thrilled to be a part of the mentor team.
Criteria to participate in the 2015 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop and have been blogging
- mainly about modern quilting*,
- for less than 2 years,
- writing at least 4 posts a month,
- are willing to agree to be actively involved in the blog hop through visiting and commenting on the other blogger’s hop posts,
- and have or are willing to open a Facebook account to participate in the group discussions,
*Modern quilting to you is modern quilting to us.
The 2015 Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop sponsored by Fabri-Quilt and Inspired by Fabric features 60+ free tutorial for new 12-inch finished quil blocks. All of the quilt blocks featured are going to be assembled into quilts and donated to charity. I hope you check out all the creative new block tutorials based on fat eight cuts of fabric!
Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop (September 2015)
Jaftex is the parent company for Blank Quilting, Studioe Fabrics, and Henry Glass Fabrics. Jaftex Corp. was founded in the 1930’s when Jacob A. Fortunoff started selling fabric on the streets of New York. At that time, the mainstay of the business was women’s sleepwear and lingerie. In the 80’s, Jacob’s grandson, Robert, dramatically changed the business of the company. The business focus was transferred to the over the counter quilt industry when Robert purchased companies like A.E. Nathan, Henry Glass, Stylemaker, Chanteclaire, Fabric Editions/Studioe and more recently The Blank Quilting Corp. Robert is now joined by his two sons, Scott and Greg. Scott currently is the President of Studioe Fabrics, The Blank Quilting Corp. & A.E. Nathan Co., Inc. Greg just joined the business in late 2014 and has successfully spearheaded the company’s foray in to pre-cut fabrics among other contributions.
In celebration of this milestone event, I was invited to participate in this very exciting blog hop.