Tuesday, September 13, 2016

It's Almost Here -- Bloggers Quilt Festival - Fall 2016!!


Blogger's Quilt Festival is hosted by Martingale author Amy Ellis and provides a great opportunity to see what other quilters around the world are making.  Participants can link up a blog post to Amy's website and observers can click the links to view their beautiful projects and discover new blogs to follow. 

Since 2009 the festival had been blog focused.  However, back in January Amy had announced changes to the festival.  The annual spring BQF was moved to Instagram and is now the IGQF.  The Fall BQF has remained as blog-based but is now held in September rather than in late October/early November when the big Houston Quilt Market is held.  So if you are like me and don't do social media, this festival is your chance to participate or view quilts that you may not have seen before!

The quilts be will linked together in entry categories based on the style of quilt:  Mini, Small, Large, Applique, Art, Hand Quilted, Home Machine Quilted, Modern, Original Design, ROYGBIV and Scrappy.  You can enter a project whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced quilter so if you have something you'd like to showcase, please post a link so we can all check it out!  Just like at many live quilt shows, part of the fun is that you can also play Quilt Show Judge and vote on your favorites with prizes to be awarded to the winners once the festival ends.

Quilters can add their links (and it must be a new post, not an old one) in the appropriate category September 19 - 24.   You will be able to vote for your Viewer's Choice favorites September 24 - 29.  The sponsors will award prizes to the winners on September 30.

So put it on your calendar to head on over to Amy's website on Monday and take a look!!

P.S.  If you happen to see this post after the festival has ended, don't worry!  Amy leaves the links up to view all the wonderful entries so you always have a chance to see what you've missed!

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