Friday, October 29, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival



Today begins The Bloggers Online Quilt Festival hosted by Amy from Amy's Creative Side. Twice a year Amy organizes an "online" quilt show. This is the fourth annual show. Hundreds of blogging quilters  post photos and the story behind their quilt. You will most definitely want to visit Amy's site to view the quilts. It's wonderful to leisurely view the quilts throughout the week and in weeks after the show deadline. Anyone can participate by blogging about their quilt and post to Amy's site during the week of October 29th  through November 5th. 


For some reason I had a hard time deciding on the quilt for this year. It has been my year of not finishing projects. Every Christmas I do love to make and give a quilt to a special friend or family member. My friend Kathy who treasures quilts (she GETS quilts)  is a friend who is like family. We both grew up in Louisiana, but met each other in our neighborhood. I  originally choose this quilt because the fabrics from the kit coordinate with Kathy and George's master bedroom. I don't think the quilt every made it upstairs to the bedroom. It lives in her family room. This past year Kathy had knee replacement surgery. It was gratifying to visit her and find her wrapped in her quilt. 

The quilt was a from a pattern and kit from our Stitch'n Sisters monthly program. Pat Wys, from Silver Thimble Quilt Company choose the pattern and fabrics for this kit. The pattern is from the booklet Garden Magic by Barb and Alma from Blackbird Designs.
Thank you, Amy for continuing to organize this fabulous quilt show!!! Amy was a guest this week on Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Radio show. I love listening to podcasts while sewing. Join the fun and excitement. Enter one of your quilts on Amy's site and enjoy the SHOW!

22 comments:

Notjustnat said...

A great quilt for the festival and a lovely story behind it - Enjoy the show - Hugs Nat

Terry said...

It's just beautiful!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing about it.

AMKreations said...

It's a beautiful quilt. I love the soft colors and she looks so happy with it!

Isn't it the best feeling to make someone happy?!?!

Michelle said...

Great colors! Beautiful quilt!

Brenda said...

Love your quilt.

Rose Marie said...

A lovely quilt .... such soft colours!

Carol said...

Very pretty soft colors.

QuiltSue said...

I love this quilt it looks so soft and snuggly.

Karen said...

What a wonderful friend you are. I love giving quilts to people who 'get it'. Its an awesome feeling.

Chris said...

Great story. I always think a quilt is like a soft hug for a friend :)

Kathy said...

It was a very nice story about the quilt you have given to your friend. I bet she treasures it and your friendship.

Gretchen said...

Love this quilt! Mine STILL isn't done. Well maybe next retreat lol!

Miri said...

A Beautiful Hole in the Barn Door quilt! Love the fabrics!

Allie said...

What a beautiful quilt, and I love the story behind it!

Sandra said...

what a cozy peaceful quilt and it is obviously loved. Great job.

Come see my 1890 antique schoolhouse quilt
http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com/
and
black/white/pink scrappy miniature

Mama Mel said...

What a beautiful quilt! :)

em's scrapbag said...

Lovely snuggly quilt.

mngirltx said...

Such a pretty, soft looking quilt.

quiltmom said...

Lovely quilt with one of my favorite quilt blocks - hole in the barn door or churn dash are the names I know of this pretty block.
Your friend is lucky - she looks like she loves it.
Thanks for sharing.
Regards,
Anna

Vicki said...

it's so pretty, I love this quilt block.

Eileen said...

lovely quilt, great colors and the blocks are just wonderful. how fun your friend loves it so well. thanks for sharing and have a great day