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Thursday, September 26, 2013

FALL 2013 Hand Quilting Blog Hop Begins October 1st

It’s time for the Celebrate Hand Quilting Community’s Fall 2013 Blog Hop!   Hand quilters who are in our Facebook group, as well as those who are regular visitors to our blog, will provide links to their own blog addresses and hope that you will drop in and take a look around. 

As you know, quilters come in all shapes, sizes, nationalities, and ability levels.  We all start out as brand new quilt babies, and gradually learn, grow and mature into addicted and talented quilters.  No matter where we are on the ability spectrum, we are excited about hand quilting!

So start thinking about what you’d like to share.  Take some fabulous NEW photos, put your thinking cap on and be ready to create a blog post that is OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Check back every day between now and October 1st

and stay tuned for all the details!

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16 comments:

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  2. Would be fabulous meet new hanquilter.I love blog hop and hove to learn many tips.Thanks for hosting it!!

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  3. I just wanted to send out a heartfelt THANK YOU!!! I stumbled across your site on Saturday and requested to join. Within a matter of minutes I was a member.
    I have wanted to quilt since I was 12. I bought books and read everything I could find but never took the big leap into actually trying my hand at it. Although my interest never went away life got in the way. Now I am in my early 50's and am finally going to go for it. I want my first attempt to be hand done...start to finish. I love your site and the welcoming attitude everyone has. This is just what I needed to encourage me to start my journey.
    I am looking forward to learning from you all and hopefully I will have something to contribute very soon.

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  4. Love the blogs but now I am reading them all and not doing any hand work! HELP!

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  5. Thanks for sharing all the information and friends. I'm a a lone hand piecer and quilter. I have been unable to find friends who do the same here. Most of my friends are adamant machine and quilters who use machines for everything. They keep asking me what's wrong that I can't use my machine. I keep asking them why are they afraid to try hand piecing. LOL. It's just so delightful to find those with like minds. Thanks for sharing so much information..

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    1. Hi Jill, There are two of us Jills in Michigan who hand piece and quilt. I often feel like I'm a lone hand piecer and quilter. I just finished a large quilt completed by hand and I'm working on another which is in the piecing stages.

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    2. I share your pain, Jill. Have you tried the Celebrate Hand Quilting Facebook page? There's only one guild nearby and it's a needlework guild ... not only are the members very clique-ish, but there's not nearly enough focus on quilting (let alone hand quilting!), so the FB page is my guild! You won't be alone if you come join us. Warning: there's enough wonderful discussion and eye candy, that it might be difficult to find time to actually quilt. ha!

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  6. Oh Jill, you are NOT alone! I tried to email you back, but your email address did not come through.

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  7. Hello from your newest follower! I too am from Michigan. I reside in the little village of Barryton. I'm soooo happy to have stumbled across this blog.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  8. I am so glad to have found this blog! I too prefer hand quilting, but recently with all the machine quilting on the long arms, I sometimes think I am behind the times and should try machine quilting a little more. Machine quilting makes me frustrated that it does not come out perfect or even somewhat uniform. I have come to the conclusion that I like it for smaller projects, but my larger quilts are going to be hand quilted.

    Besides, hand work is just calming to me anyway.

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  9. So glad to have found your blog and the Facebook group. I,too, thought I was the only one out there still doing hand quilting. So great to see a community out there. I'll get busy and update my blog in preparation!

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    1. Let the fun begin! Glad to have you join us, Dorothy!

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  10. I'm so glad that you all are going to have a blog hop. I'm always on the lookout for new quilting blogs to follow, and if they feature hand quilting, so much the better!!

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  11. This is strange... Some comments from the Spring Blog Hop are appearing in the Fall Blog Hop... UGH!

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  12. I think a blog hop sounds like lots of fun! Now I have to figure out what to post on my blog....
    www.anotherhatchettjob.wordpress.com

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  13. siento un gran estimulo desde que encontre celebrate hand quilting.
    en España muchas quilters prefieren maquina y yo no entiendo
    soy defensora de patchwork a mano
    saludos
    http://lesmiscosicates.blogspot.com.es/

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