I thought it would be fun to start a new blog series called “Christa’s Quilt Links,” so I can share a few interesting tidbits that I come across while web and blog surfing. I invite you to join me each Saturday where I will summarize what’s going on in the blogosphere:
Faith, from Fresh Lemons Quilts periodically posts a Saturday Sales Post from vendors that support her blog (of course I’m one of them). She writes about modern quilting, and her sponsors carry a variety of modern quilt fabrics, including many I don’t have.
If you scroll back a few posts, you’ll also read about Faith’s experiences at Sewing Summit 2012.
Sewing Summit is a modern quilting conference held in Salt Lake City in October of each year. Many of the bloggers I follow attended, and several of them (including Faith) taught classes there, too.
I was jealous that I didn’t attend this year but I plan on going next year!
Next, cruise on over to the blog of one of my favorite machine quilters of all time, Leah Day.
Leah started The Free Motion Quilting Project back in 2009 to promote and support the art of machine quilting.
She made a series of posts called 365 Days of Machine Quilting where she showcased a different FMQ design every day for a year. She is full of ideas!
In addition to a weekly quilt along, and answering questions, she has a fun post showing pictures of her work space – full of ideas on how to get organized for quilting.
Finally, the last stop on my weekly tour takes me to the Quilting Gallery.
Owner Michelle runs a website devoted to fun things for quilters: weekly quilt contests, free block patterns and all kinds of giveaways to enter.
Currently, she’s hosting the Glorious Autumn Block Party that will showcase a total 45 free quilt blocks by the time it’s over (block 22 is shown at left).
This week’s quilt contest is all about Dots, Checks, and Stripes. You can vote until October 29. The theme for the following week’s contest is Halloween Fun and you can participate by entering your own quilt or voting for your favorites. Here are a couple of the entries below.
Probably the most fun part of my job (besides actual sewing) is reading news about quilting.
I love knowing what’s out there, and I routinely follow dozens of blogs to find product ideas, inspiration, and good old-fashioned excitement about sewing!
If you find a blog or sewing-related website you like, shoot me an email or leave a comment. I’m always looking to expand my circle of knowledge.
Here’s the disclaimer: I’m blogging about what interests me and I in no way receive any compensation for endorsing anything I write about. These are strictly my opinions. I’ve gotten blanket permission from individual blog owners ahead of time to share photos.