Way back on April 1st, 2015, I had been thinking about how much I missed participating in Blog Hops. I love them, they are so much fun and not just because your creating a project to show off, but because you get to see the ideas everyone else comes up with. I have loved every Blog Hop I participated in. Each one is unique in it’s very own way.
I had been admiring Deanna’s Quilter’s Garden at the time and thinking how much I’d love to do a Row Quilt. So I wrote to Electric Quilt and asked them what they thought of allowing me to organize a Quilt Along with tutorials for Electric Quilt in a row quilt. They were very enthusiastic and granted me permission offering to help in any way they possibly could.
I enlisted the help of Amy Warner at Sew Incredibly Crazy, and Bea at Be A Quilter and they also were very enthusiastic about helping me out with my first quilt/row along. We decided on a theme, Amy created the logo, and we were off. Sew…. I set about inviting everyone I had participated with in a EQ hop prior to that time, but I wanted to go further.. So I went to Electric Quilts site, and started writing those authors who have written patterns they sell their, I visited many sites of people who also enter Club EQ each month and I checked out all those who contribute patterns. In the end, I invited about 35 people to participate and 20 people said yes.
Four of them along with myself even agreed to make an entire quilt out of the rows the designers created.
Darlene at Quiltshop Gal helped me to get some of the wonderful giveaways this Row-Along has to offer and in general gave me a lot of good advice on hosting a hop.
I’d like to take a moment and thank Madam Samm at Sew We Quilt/Stitch, because without her and all her previous bloghops, I never would have even tried doing this. She without knowing it, gave me the courage to try it, she taught me how to participate, and she has always been a great leader, supporter, and is probably one of the most creative people I’ve ever seen in bloghops. Her overall enthusiasm to encourage others to grow and create is truly one of the biggest reasons I decided to give this a try.
So without further ado.. let’s get started.
Each blog you visit during this hop will offer you a .pdf pattern of the row being featured at that blog each day. Some of the designers will also offer Electric Quilts .pj7 format file, which of course allows you to take the file and resize it, change it, and create it in the quilt that you choose to create to. Electric Quilt is amazing software, if you don’t own it, I really believe you should consider it a must purchase for quilting. I don’t know how people do without it actually.
All giveaways with the exception of the Electric Quilt giveaway on Sept 29, will be done via Rafflecopter. If you don’t know how to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway, I’ve created a tutorial for you here, have a look, then enter.
Each week, we’ll have several giveaways at each blog. For the most part each blogger has their own giveaways, but their is also a giveaway by Northcott Fabrics which is generously offering 6-8 yards of fabric per week in 1 yard lengths to 1 lucky recipient who enters the giveaways. This gift is enter at one site, and their is no need to enter at the other sites. You can enter this giveaway only once per week.
Every blogger also has a Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate of $25.00 to giveaway. Unlike the Northcott Fabrics, you can enter at each featured blog of the day to try and win.
All of the bloggers also have various giveaways from books to gift certificates, to thread, and other fun stuff you’d love to have for your everyday quilt projects.
The Flickr giveaway is a random drawing for those who participate and create blocks/rows from the patterns given each week, the ability to pick a Craftsy class of their own choosing and the opportunity to also win a Nancy’s Notions $10.00 off your next order gift certificate. You can enter this giveaway every day of the hop, with 1 to 2 unique blocks each day, Filler rows don’t count tho, so if you enter one of those, they will be disqualified. You must upload the block/row to Flickr first, then come back and enter the giveaway. All entries will be double checked.
Each giveaway has specific guidelines, if their are restrictions they will be mentioned and you must follow the rules as they are listed on each bloggers site to enter.
Now, here’s today’s schedule and the giveaways for the day:
All giveaways today expire September 8, 2015
with the exception of the Flickr giveaway which starts today and ends October 13, 2015
Northcott Fabrics, 1 entry per entrant per week, all featured blogs today have same giveaway. 6-8 yards of fabric in 1 yard lengths $60-80.00 Value based on $10.00 per yard cost of fabric.
Fat Quarter Shop: Every blog has a different opportunity to win. Each enterant may enter at each blogs featured day. 1 $25.00 gift certificate.
DreamWorthy Quilts: 1 Pattern of Your Choice – Value 15.00 at ThimbleMouse
Quilt Art: 1 Pattern of your choice Value: $20.00
Craftsy and Nancy’s Notions Giveaways, You must stitch out one unique block from any of the rows offered today or any featured day of this Row-Along. Filler Rows are excluded. Filler Row Designers are Be A Quilter, Stof Goeneg, and Linda Franz. You may enter this giveaway every day from September 01, 2015 to October 13, 2015. You must upload a picture of your block to the Flickr Group prior to entering. Then go back to the blog of your choice and enter the Giveaway for the Craftsy or Nancy’s Notions Giveaways. All entries will be double checked. The Flickr group is here.
Craftsy: 1 class of your choice – 3 total classes Average Value $40.00 each
Nancy’s Notions: 1 $10.00 of gift certificate – 2 total certificates Total Value $20.00 each.
By entering any of these giveaways, it is assumed that you agree with the following rules and guidelines.
Guidelines and Rules of the Gifts Offered by Our Sponsors:
- No purchase whatsoever is necessary.
- You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.
- You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win.
- All gifts will be given between September 01, 2015 and October 13, 2015. Winners will receive notification via email. Winners have approximately 7 days to claim their gift, if 7 days passes, the gift will be offered to another eligible entrant. Winners who will receive a shipped item, will need to provide, name, address, city, state/province and country along with a phone number. All international winners will be responsible for any fees customs chooses to assess. Winners where prizes can be delivered via email, must provide a name, country and a valid email address. All prizes will be awarded.
All winners will be announced on the blogs where they won and here at Seams To Be Sew. Winners agree to allow their name, city, state and/or country to be publicized.
While we hope you will comment on the posts of the day and we love comments, we want no reply bloggers to have a chance at winning also, all bloggers will use Rafflecopter to give their gifts away. You will be asked for your name, email, city, state, and country. (City, State, Country will be asked to identify any winner where the same name may per chance happen)
- Some restrictions on gifts will apply based on shipping policies.
- The Electric Quilt software giveaway will be held at DoYOUEQ.com’s blog and will be given away the week of October 6, 2015
- Odds of Winning a prize are based on total number of rafflecopter entries during each week and in total for all giveaways.
- This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
- Participating bloggers may enter any of the giveaways as long as they don’t particpate on their own blogs giveaway.
- The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.
All giveaways will be given away within 24-48 hours of the expiration of the giveaway. You have 7 days to reply to the email sent to you. If you don’t answer, we will give your gift to another entrant.
We have a chat/support group at Facebook also, for any questions you have in regards to how a block or row needs to be stitched out, EQ questions, almost all of the designers in this blog hop are part of the group so they can answer your questions.
Some of the bloggers will also be having Linky days, be sure to link up if you post about your row.
I hope you enjoy the EQ Seasons Row-Along
Please leave a thank you, a comment, a wonderful note to each blogger, and take the time if you win one of the great giveaways to write the sponsors, tell them thank you. Without their generous support, we could not have given away any of these great prizes. Feel free to write me if you need the contact for a sponsor to thank them.
Enter here, or any blog of your choice today,
You can only enter this giveaway once this week.
Expires October 8, 2015, Winner Drawn October 9, 2015
Upload Your Blocks To Flickr and You May Win a Craftsy Class Of Your Choice or a $10.00 gift certificate from Nancy’s Notions
Please keep in mind, I am in Italy, and not everyone’s post will show up at the same time mine do.