Quilt Qwazy Queens Winners and Thoughts…

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Well it came to an end as quickly as it got here.. I’ve always wanted to celebrate International Quilting Day, and on my blog for the last almost 3 years I just seem to have passed it by. It’s not a actual holiday, so no one is getting the day off, or taking a vacation day to celebrate it, but it is just one of those days that comes along each year that as a quilter we can have fun and enjoy with.

September is National Sewing Month, and in September, we’ll be bringing you The Road Home Row Along. This will be another really fun Row Along which is basically a Quilt Along, but called Row Along because the emphasis of the hop is rows of a quilt and not a block in the quilt. We are still looking for designers to participate and I hope you’ll consider it if your planning a new quilt down the road.. Making a row is really no different than planning a small wallhanging project.

There was an overwhelming success to this hop, unlike anything I’ve ever seen before, I had many comments about how you all enjoyed the stories, and the progression of our history in quilting. It for me was the same. I really enjoyed just reading about everyone’s history, how they got into quilting and to see some of the wonderful projects was amazing.

Thank you to all the bloggers who participated, you made this a very successful hop, people truly enjoyed reading your stories and joining in the joy of quilting with you.

A Huge Thank You to the Sponsors who so willingly donated prizes for this blog hop.

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Quilt Qwazy Queens – March 25

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Quilt Qwazy QueensAll week we’ve seen each of the featured bloggers tell us their wonderful, and amazing stories of inspiration and tales of what continues to make them quilt today.

Today is the last day of Quilt Qwazy Queens, it’s been fun, and enjoyable, and I’d like to thank you all for your wonderful comments during this hop.

For the bloggers who participated, a warmfelt THANK YOU!! We can’t do these hops without you, so your participation is very much appreciated.

Note: We are having a huge amount of “no-reply” bloggers in comments with this blog hop. If you are a No-Reply blogger, we have no way to contact you if you win a giveaway, instead, we have to re-draw on the giveaway. Please consider changing your settings if you are a no-reply blogger.

Daylight Savings in the US has been wreaking havoc with my scheduled posts. I’m trying to figure out why they are posting so late, but even adjusting the time to post has caused conflicts. My apologies, I’ll get it figured out hopefully soon.

Please Read: Please report issues you may be having either via my contact form, or leave a comment. I read all the comments, and the emails that are received. I try to fix problems as quickly as possible.

Today is a continuation of that celebration of International Quilting Day which was this past Saturday March 19th. Today, five more bloggers will tell us what inspires them, and keeps them going with their quilting experiences.

Today is the last day of our hop, on Monday, we’ll announce all the winners, so if you win between today and Monday, please try to reply to the blogger who lets you know of your win quickly. The sooner you get your reply in, the quicker your prize will be shipped.

This blog hop isn’t about creating new projects, it’s all about celebrating International Quilting Day, which is traditionally on March 19, but it’s hard to see and visit 30 blogs all in a day, so, we are celebrating for the next week. Bloggers were asked to show us their love of quilting, by telling us their proudest achievements, or showing us their first projects, or their own inspirations for quilting. I’m going to really enjoy reading and learning more about what’s our featured bloggers over the next week. I hope you to will take the time to get to know these bloggers just a little bit more to.

Many sponsors have graciously given their products for the bloggers to offer during this blog hop, so I hope you will send them a thank you, whether it’s just saying thank you on their facebook page, or visiting their site, and sending a thank you thru their contact forms. They appreciate hearing that you appreciated what you won, and please remember, it’s not just the amount of money they give up that they could have received by selling it, most all pay for shipping it also, the cost of workers, all go into the expense of offering giveaways, so I ask you to please take a few moments and say thank you.

During this blog hop, the Fat Quarter Shop is giving everyone who purchases something at their shop at 10% discount.

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Quilt Qwazy Queens, Yep, I am Qwazy to!!

Past Projects

Past ProjectsSo today is my day on this really fun hop, and thought I’d share with you some of the previous projects I have made.

I’ve pretty much kept my story on the About Me page of my blog. It’s literally the first post I ever made on this blog. I can expand on that story just a bit.. As of last year, I have been sewing for 40 years. If I were going to attribute it to a family member, it would be my dad, who continuously said to me that when I turned 16, that I would be responsible for buying my own clothing and accessories. So, I decided to try taking a Home Ec course to see if I could learn to sew. I didn’t do so well to be honest, I found the teacher difficult, she wasn’t the kind of teacher who explained the details. She literally expected you to delve right in and figure it out yourself. If it hadn’t been for my best friends sister Ronnie, I never would have learned how to sew. She gave a summer class and I chose to take it. Every few days, we’d get together, and learn new techniques in creating clothing. I came away that summer with a future prom dress.

When my husband and I moved from Salt Lake City, to Cumberland, MD, I thought taking a course at the local community college would be a good way to make some friends. I didn’t make any friends, but I did take the quilting course and fell in love with quilting. I continued to take courses, and eventually learned enough to start teaching on my own. I didn’t necessarily want to do big quilts tho, I really loved doing projects that were small and that people could gift with, so my classes were more about creating quilted items such as purses, coats, small wallhangings, table runners, etc.. With teaching that style, I learned a lot more about techniques, different blocks, piecing, applique, and quilting. I also realized that my thought process of doing it all by machine could work just as well as those who do it by hand.

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Quilt Qwazy Queens – March 24

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Quilt Qwazy QueensYesterday we saw our featured bloggers tell us their wonderful, and amazing stories of inspiration and tales of what continues to make them quilt today.

Note: We are having a huge amount of “no-reply” bloggers in comments with this blog hop. If you are a No-Reply blogger, we have no way to contact you if you win a giveaway, instead, we have to re-draw on the giveaway. Please consider changing your settings if you are a no-reply blogger.

Daylight Savings in the US has been wreaking havoc with my scheduled posts. I’m trying to figure out why they are posting so late, but even adjusting the time to post has caused conflicts. My apologies, I’ll get it figured out hopefully soon.

Please Read: Please report issues you may be having either via my contact form, or leave a comment. I read all the comments, and the emails that are received. I try to fix problems as quickly as possible.

Today is a continuation of that celebration of International Quilting Day which was this past Saturday March 19th. Today, five more bloggers will tell us what inspires them, and keeps them going with their quilting experiences.

Tomorrow is the last day of our hop, on Monday, we’ll announce all the winners, so if you win between today and Monday, please try to reply to the blogger who lets you know of your win quickly. The sooner you get your reply in, the quicker your prize will be shipped.

This blog hop isn’t about creating new projects, it’s all about celebrating International Quilting Day, which is traditionally on March 19, but it’s hard to see and visit 30 blogs all in a day, so, we are celebrating for the next week. Bloggers were asked to show us their love of quilting, by telling us their proudest achievements, or showing us their first projects, or their own inspirations for quilting. I’m going to really enjoy reading and learning more about what’s our featured bloggers over the next week. I hope you to will take the time to get to know these bloggers just a little bit more to.

Many sponsors have graciously given their products for the bloggers to offer during this blog hop, so I hope you will send them a thank you, whether it’s just saying thank you on their facebook page, or visiting their site, and sending a thank you thru their contact forms. They appreciate hearing that you appreciated what you won, and please remember, it’s not just the amount of money they give up that they could have received by selling it, most all pay for shipping it also, the cost of workers, all go into the expense of offering giveaways, so I ask you to please take a few moments and say thank you.

During this blog hop, the Fat Quarter Shop is giving everyone who purchases something at their shop at 10% discount.

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Quilt Qwazy Queens – March 23

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Quilt Qwazy QueensYesterday we saw our first featured bloggers tell us their wonderful, and amazing stories of inspiration and tales of what continues to make them quilt today.

Note: We are having a huge amount of “no-reply” bloggers in comments with this blog hop. If you are a No-Reply blogger, we have no way to contact you if you win a giveaway, instead, we have to re-draw on the giveaway. Please consider changing your settings if you are a no-reply blogger.

Daylight Savings in the US has been wreaking havoc with my scheduled posts. I’m trying to figure out why they are posting so late, but even adjusting the time to post has caused conflicts. My apologies, I’ll get it figured out hopefully soon.

Please Read: We seem to be having some issues with this blog hop. I can’t fix problems I don’t know about, but I do read the comments, and I do read the email sent to me via the contact page or for those who know my email address. I’ve tried to fix issues quickly, but I’m not a mind reader, I don’t enter the giveaways, I don’t have issues at every blog I go to, so I need to know when you are having issues. I’ll do everything possible to fix them, but please be patient if you run into  a problem. Problems can’t be fixed if we don’t know about them to fix them either. Leaving me a message that your having an issue, without telling me the issue doesn’t help, it only takes longer to fix the issue.

Today is a continuation of that celebration of International Quilting Day which was this past Saturday March 19th. Today, five more bloggers will tell us what inspires them, and keeps them going with their quilting experiences.

This blog hop isn’t about creating new projects, it’s all about celebrating International Quilting Day, which is traditionally on March 19, but it’s hard to see and visit 30 blogs all in a day, so, we are celebrating for the next week. Bloggers were asked to show us their love of quilting, by telling us their proudest achievements, or showing us their first projects, or their own inspirations for quilting. I’m going to really enjoy reading and learning more about what’s our featured bloggers over the next week. I hope you to will take the time to get to know these bloggers just a little bit more to.

Many sponsors have graciously given their products for the bloggers to offer during this blog hop, so I hope you will send them a thank you, whether it’s just saying thank you on their facebook page, or visiting their site, and sending a thank you thru their contact forms. They appreciate hearing that you appreciated what you won, and please remember, it’s not just the amount of money they give up that they could have received by selling it, most all pay for shipping it also, the cost of workers, all go into the expense of offering giveaways, so I ask you to please take a few moments and say thank you.

During this blog hop, the Fat Quarter Shop is giving everyone who purchases something at their shop at 10% discount.

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Quilt Qwazy Queens – March 22

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Daylight Savings in the US has been wreaking havoc with my scheduled posts. I’m trying to figure out why they are posting so late, but even adjusting the time to post has caused conflicts. My apologies, I’ll get it figured out hopefully soon.

Yesterday we saw our first featured bloggers tell us their wonderful, and amazing stories of inspiration and tales of what continues to make them quilt today.

Note: We are having a huge amount of “no-reply” bloggers in comments with this blog hop. If you are a No-Reply blogger, we have no way to contact you if you win a giveaway, instead, we have to re-draw on the giveaway. Please consider changing your settings if you are a no-reply blogger.

Today is a continuation of that celebration of International Quilting Day which was this past Saturday March 19th. Today, five more bloggers will tell us what inspires them, and keeps them going with their quilting experiences.

This blog hop isn’t about creating new projects, it’s all about celebrating International Quilting Day, which is traditionally on March 19, but it’s hard to see and visit 30 blogs all in a day, so, we are celebrating for the next week. Bloggers were asked to show us their love of quilting, by telling us their proudest achievements, or showing us their first projects, or their own inspirations for quilting. I’m going to really enjoy reading and learning more about what’s our featured bloggers over the next week. I hope you to will take the time to get to know these bloggers just a little bit more to.

Many sponsors have graciously given their products for the bloggers to offer during this blog hop, so I hope you will send them a thank you, whether it’s just saying thank you on their facebook page, or visiting their site, and sending a thank you thru their contact forms. They appreciate hearing that you appreciated what you won, and please remember, it’s not just the amount of money they give up that they could have received by selling it, most all pay for shipping it also, the cost of workers, all go into the expense of offering giveaways, so I ask you to please take a few moments and say thank you.

During this blog hop, the Fat Quarter Shop is giving everyone who purchases something at their shop at 10% discount.

Winners For Friday March 21, 2016 are:

From Quilt Shop Gal
Quilters Dream Batting – Dream Cotton Select –
Fat Quarter Shop –

From TeaTime Creations
1 Fat Quarter Bundle From Timeless Treasures
Kathryn

From Meadowbrook
20 Fat Quarters of Bali Prints Collection from Hoffman

From Ravelly

Cat With Yarn Pattern – from Any Pattern.com
  Aurifil Edyta Threads– Dancing Threads Collection –

From Seams To Be Sew
1 12 x 18 Calibre Art Mat – Lynne S.
1 18×24 Calibre Art Mat – Donna W.

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Quilt Qwazy Queens – March 21

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Last friday we saw our first featured bloggers tell us their wonderful, and amazing stories of inspiration and tales of what continues to make them quilt today.

Today is a continuation of that celebration of International Quilting Day which was this past Saturday March 19th. Today, four more bloggers will tell us what inspires them, and keeps them going with their quilting experiences.

This blog hop isn’t about creating new projects, it’s all about celebrating International Quilting Day, which is traditionally on March 19, but it’s hard to see and visit 30 blogs all in a day, so, we are celebrating for the next week. Bloggers were asked to show us their love of quilting, by telling us their proudest achievements, or showing us their first projects, or their own inspirations for quilting. I’m going to really enjoy reading and learning more about what’s our featured bloggers over the next week. I hope you to will take the time to get to know these bloggers just a little bit more to.

Many sponsors have graciously given their products for the bloggers to offer during this blog hop, so I hope you will send them a thank you, whether it’s just saying thank you on their facebook page, or visiting their site, and sending a thank you thru their contact forms. They appreciate hearing that you appreciated what you won, and please remember, it’s not just the amount of money they give up that they could have received by selling it, most all pay for shipping it also, the cost of workers, all go into the expense of offering giveaways, so I ask you to please take a few moments and say thank you.

During this blog hop, the Fat Quarter Shop is giving everyone who purchases something at their shop at 10% discount.

Winners For Friday March 18, 2016 are:
12×18 Calibre Art Mat
Claire S. won at Seams To Be Sew

From Sew Incredibly Crazy
1 Timeless Treasures Fat Quarter Bundle To
Delaine

From Life In The Scrapatch
Cat and Teddy Bear Pattern – Diane B
Fat Quarter Shop – Pam M

From In The Boon Docks
Hoffman Bundle – Giveaway Ends March 22

Quilting Affection
18×24 Calibre Art Mat – Carol D

From Words In Stitches
Aurifil Kate Spein Collection –

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