Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival and you know you are a Quilt Addict if...

Hi there Stash Manicure readers!  This is not your typical Stash Manicure post, I do not have an amazing stash to reveal, however, I want to help give your quilts more exposure!  I would love for you to participate in the fourth Blogger's Quilt Festival (BQF).  It's the biggest online Quilt Festival, and it doesn't matter your skill level or how many quilts you've made BQF is for everyone.  You can find all the details on my blog, but Madame Samm thought it would be good to share a few here too-- 

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

To Participate : : 
1 – Write a new post (old posts will be deleted).  Share one quilt, and it’s story.  Why you made it, why it is special to you, what you learned about quilting/yourself while making it.  The quilt doesn’t have to be brand new, never seen before on your blog – show what you like!
2 – In your post link back to the festival (posts without a link will also be deleted).  You can do this with a button, just copy and paste the code into your post, if all else fails.
3 – Share a link to your post, in the linky – be sure to post to that specific post please.  
4 – Leave me a comment to be entered into giveaways.  
5 – Visit all the other quilters sharing their quilts and be inspired!

 Did I mention that there are prizes?  I have arranged giveaways with fabulous sponsors, and anyone that participates will be entered to win.  Just come play!
Here's a small group of the amazing quilts shared last spring:

BQF Pool
With nearly 700 participants it's hard to collect just a few, maybe your's will be there this time around!  Look for the festival this Friday, October 29th.   
I hope to see you there~

Editors note here...from Madame's Samm desk.

 When I saw this on Amy's blog, I wanted to include this because I think we at Stash Manicure are certainly deemed  quilt something right? and YES my name is Madame Samm and I am an addict...

I made up this cartoon reflecting perhaps all of our answers...mmmm

If you can answer yes to any one of these, you are an addict!
  1. Your grayest day is suddenly great, when you receive fabric in the mail.
  2. You regularly entertain the thought of getting a wholesale account with one or more fabric manufacturers.
  3. You follow (stalk) designer blogs, and talk with friends about a line that won’t be out for months.
  4. You visit your local quilt shop and can easily name every collection available, and know more than the lady cutting about upcoming lines.
  5. You have vivid dreams about attending Quilt Market.  (I don’t ever remember dreams….this one I did!)
Are you an addict?  How many did you a YES to?
Amy and I both got 5 out of 5..does that make us winners??? lol


  1. Good Morning Amy, I am all about being inspired and it certainly sounds like this would be a perfect venue for many of us who have quilts ready to be exposed. And speaking of that today is going to find me glued to my sewing room to complete one for you...piece be with you..msamm

  2. Ohhh and yes, not only am I an addict...I had to chuckle at Amy's questionnaire...
    I am sew quilty of seeing quilts and being able to "quote" tell everyone who was the manufacturer and designer of the fabric..Guilty, guilty, guilty....lol

  3. 5 out of 5...yep, I've a definite addiction here too! Or is it an illness? LOL! OCFD...out of control fabric disorder! Do I want to be cured? Not on your life! LOL!

  4. Addict!
    I think it is the fabric to me. I just love looking at it and feeling it.

    Yesterday I found Mark Lipinski's new podcast and had to start at #1 (obsessive trait) and found out about his new magazine. It is two parts. One magazine with patterns etc. but flip it over and it is the lines from fabric manufacturer that are not out yet so you can see it before it is in the stores and so you can go to your local quilt store and ask them to order a line. Cool idea.
    Has anyone see the magazine? Apparently the first issue was September.
    If you want to get the podcast go to Mark's web site or to Apple i tunes


    Podcasts are fun to listen to while you are working on your stash! And there are quite a few out there or starting up.

  5. I can't wait for the BQF - it's always fun!! And I answered yes on enough of the addict questions to confirm that yes, I really am an addict!!

  6. Hi, my name is Ann and I am an addict.

  7. Every year at Amy's announcement I feel.......sad. I don't write a blog; how would I link? I have some really nice quilts I'd like to showcase in my flickr account, but apparently without that blog link, I'd be deleted.

    Have I misinterpreted that?

    btw...I have ML's zine Fabric Trends here, and I like it so well I'm gonna subscribe for a year.

    I enjoy those podcasts while I work too. *S*

  8. It's so nice to have a support group of fellow addicts, but wait!...are we supporting each other's recovery?...or addiction? I've already said, if there's a cure, I don't want it!

  9. Yep!!! I'm a fabric addict!! I answered 5 out of 5. I don't want to be cured, because it makes me happy. I love to share it with others, and my family! For example, my daughters belts we getting to short. So, I found the perfect fabric to match her belt, added some heavy weight interfacing, sewed it on to her existing belt, and voilà! She had a belt that fit her and I had used what I had on hand to fix it!! 2.5 years ago, I would have had to go buy her a new belt, because I didn't have this wonderful stash!
    I love Amy's quilt festival! I've just loved participating in it!!

  10. Isn't the first step to recovery admission?


    I look forward to checking out the quilt festival, thank you for sharing the info here, Amy & Madame Samm.
    Happy Quilting!!

  11. My name is Polly and I have S.A.B.L.E.

  12. Found you from Amy's site. Proud to be follower #1100! Love your blog! Totally a fabric addict!


  13. I don't have a blog, but have had quilt thought for a long time. I keep thinking I will get to quilting, but life hasn't slowed down enough. Now have have been a collector of fabric for most of my adult life, so I do need to get busy with my thoughts. I am addicted to quilting blogs so I guess that is a start. Most of my sewing so far has been quilt as you go baby quilts, etc.

  14. Well, I've only got 4 out of 5 for a score but I believe that is still admitting a problem!

  15. SOooooooooooooooooo guilty as charged!
    I admit it, I am an addict. And I love it.
    Got a problem with it? Go sew.

  16. I was a fabric addict long before there were blogs or quilt market or designer collections. It started when I was a little girl and my mother taught me to sew and I am still "hooked". She's a long-time fabric addict, too, and we enjoy supporting each other's habit. My dad was good at encouraging us to collect. :-) My husband.......not so good at that. He always thinks I have enough fabric. To that, I say......do you really need that "high speed drill with carrying case" that is on your Christmas wish list this year? LOL!

  17. Whinnnnnne... I am a new quilter and do not have fabric stashes like those pictured. Yes, I am a fabric addict according to the test 5 out of 5! Do I need to make an overnight trip to find a LQS and buy?


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