Quilt Bloggers Festival

It is likely that you all have been seeing the posts about the Blogger’s Quilt Festival that is currently going on at Amy’s Creative Side.  This event is such a great source of inspiration. All kinds of quilt bloggers link up their favorite projects within the categories that Amy had set up (e.g. large quilt, small quilt, original design, art quilt, scrappy quilt, etc)  I have not participated before but have enjoyed looking at the work of so many talented quilters.  Viewers can vote for their favorites in each category and prizes are generously awarded. There are also some prizes awarded in a drawing of all those who enter.


This year I am going to enter my THREAD quilt in the mini quilt category. You might remember this project because it was quite recent. If you are new to the blog and want more details, click here. I made a set of two that hang in my sewing room but only THREAD is being entered. I just love seeing both of them together though!


I had so much fun quilting this. There are a few spools incorporated into the border quilting.


If you are interested in trying to make one for your sewing room, I have a tutorial written up for you. It is a very simple process to relief quilt the word on the center. Of course you could swap the word out for anything. QUILT, CREATE, IMAGINE – any of those would be fantastic.

I hope you will check out the entries over at Amy’s. If you are interested, there are a few more days where the festival is open for bloggers to link to. Voting doesn’t open until Sunday, the 25th.  It is worth popping over to Amy’s — there are so many wonderful quilts to ooh and ahh over. Have fun!!

14 thoughts on “Quilt Bloggers Festival

  1. JanineMarie

    I’m so glad you entered this one, Bernie! It is so striking, and with your tutorial, lots of quilters (or sewists) will find it appealing to make for their own sewing spaces. It looks adorable with all your antique spools.

  2. Diann Bottrell

    I love seeing these again, Bernie! They are so fun! I’m trying one of my own based on your tutorial, so it was helpful to see your stitching up close. Tells me I am on the right track! Hopefully one of these days I will be ready to post a photo of what I’m doing.

    1. Bernie Post author

      I’m happy to hear you are trying it out. Be sure to post pictures when you are ready. I felt a bit strange posting the same project so soon but that is how the event is organized. I look forward to seeing yours!

    1. Bernie Post author

      Thanks Yvonne. I hope lots of people will give it a try. Looking forward to reading through the posts linked up over at Amy’s. I am sure there will be plenty of ideas to be had this week.

  3. Kaholly

    I love these, Bernie! I’m practicing FMQ on a quilt (I call all my quilts practice quilts) and doing some graffiti quilting this time. I am so impressed with your results, I want to incorporate what you’ve done here into my quilt. I think it will look pretty cool! Great entry into the festival! XO

    1. Bernie Post author

      How funny – but yes, my quilts are practice quilts as well. Mainly because I try something new with almost each one. Glad you like this one – have fun using it with your project.

  4. Kate Heads

    These are lovely, I am especially drawn to ‘THREAD’, I think is the coloured border which sets it off so well. Such clever quilting with the cotton reels too. They make a great pair to be displayed together, I love them.


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