4 New Bloggers, 10 New Prizes {Week 2 of the New Quilting Bloggers Hop}

Welcome to the second week of the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop!

It was fun exploring new blogs last week, and I have four more bloggers to introduce you to this week!

Nicole @Handwrought Quilts
Pamela @ Sew Crazi 
Karen @Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
 Mary @ Briarystitches 

If you have time, please also visit my co-hosts Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs and Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl as they are introducing members of their hives today as well!

 

In addition to checking out the hopper’s blogs, if you’re a blogger yourself (or thinking about blogging), you might like to read these great new advice posts from seasoned veterans:

2016 New Quilt Bloggers Week 2 Giveaway!

We are so thankful to our generous sponsors of the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop! This week you can enter to win one of these 10 fabulous prizes:

You can earn up to 6 entries to this giveaway:

Just use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter!

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The giveaway will run from  and is open to entrants 18 years or older. Winners will be announced !

The giveaway will run from June 20th through June 24th 11:59 pm EST and is open to entrants 18 years or older. Winners will be announced Sunday, June 26th!

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Winners of Week 1 Blog Hop Giveaway

Hive Sewciety Button 200 x 200I am happy to announce the winners from the last week’s giveaways for the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop!

Thanks again to our generous Week 1 sponsors of the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop: Fat Quarter ShopAurifilHawthorne ThreadsThe Quilter’s PlannerMini Barn QuiltsStory PatchesStitches QuiltingMeadow Mist Designs, and Quilting Jetgirl.

Without further ado, the 9 winners are:

Congratulations to our Week 1 Winners; emails have been sent to confirm your contact information!
Below is a recap of all the wonderful posts from Week 1 and stay tuned, as Week 2 (with more great giveaways) kicks off tomorrow!

 


Hive Sewciety

Host: Stephanie @Late Night Quilter

Allison @Woodberry Way 
Sarah @123 Quilt 
Mary @ Stripquilts
Jodie @Persimmon + Pear

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Miss-Bee Hivin’
Host: Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs

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4 Quilt Bloggers You’ll Want To Meet: The 2016 New Bloggers Hop

Are you ready for some quilting inspiration (and of course a chance at 9 incredible prizes)?

Welcome to the first week of the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop (Week 1 of 4) where I get to introduce you to the first set of bloggers from my hive.  I know you enjoy each of these 4 hive member’s blogs today; they are all really creative and interesting women:

Hive Sewciety Button

Allison @Woodberry Way 

Sarah @123 Quilt 

Mary @ Stripquilts

Jodie @Persimmon + Pear

I love hosting this supportive program for new bloggers with Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl and Cheryl from Meadowmist Designs.  Behind the scenes, the bloggers have the opportunity to learn from one another, improve their blogs and build friendships.

In addition to checking out the hopper’s blogs above, if you’ve got questions about blogging, check out these great new advice posts from seasoned veterans:

You can find all of the blogger’s blog addresses from my hive right here.

And now onto the New Quilt Bloggers Week 1 Giveaway! 

Week 1 Giveaway is Closed.  The next Giveaway will open on Monday, June 20th, 2016!

We are so thankful to our generous sponsors of the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop! This week you can enter to win one of these fabulous prizes:

You can earn up to 6 entries to this giveaway.  When you click on the Rafflecopter link below, you will be prompted to do the following things:

Just use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter!

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Giveaway will run from June 13th through June 17th 11:59 pm EST and is open to entrants 18 years or older. Winners will be announced Sunday, June 19th!

Introducing ‘Hive Sewciety’

The 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop is kicking off next Monday! The bloggers have been hard at work behind the scenes getting their blogs and posts ready.

The hop will extend over the next 2 months and the blogs are going to be broken down into 3 hives hosted by Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl, Cheryl @Meadowmist Designs, and me. Yes, that means that there are a lot of new quilting bloggers for you to try out!

The blog hop will include weekly giveaways from our generous sponsors listed below. Yes, that is 9-10 giveaways for each week of the blog hop!

Each of the 4 weeks during the blog hop, I will be highlighting 4-5 of the bloggers, and you can visit their sites and bask in all their quilty goodness.

My hive is calling themselves Hive Sewciety. They’re first task as a group was to create and vote on a button to represent our group. Here’s the cute winning button, designed by Alli

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Here are the awesome new bloggers in Hive Sewciety:

Monday, June 13, 2016

Allison @Woodberry Way 

Sarah @123 Quilt 

Mary @ Stripquilts

Jodie @Persimmon + Pear

Monday, June 20, 2016

Nicole @Handwrought Quilts

Pamela @ Sew Crazi 

Karen @Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats 

Mary @ Briarystitches 

Monday, July 11, 2016 

Shannon@Shannon Fraser Designs

Tami @ Sew Much For Free Time

Suzi @Websterquilt

Kathy @ Kathys Kwilts and More

Olusuyi @Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sharla @ Thistle Thicket Studio

Stephanie @ Quilt’n Party 

Katrin @ Puppilalla

Jen @ A Dream and A Stitch

I am looking forward to getting to know them better in the upcoming weeks! Be sure to stop by and check out the groups hosted by Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl, and Cheryl @ Meadowmist Designs this week to get to know their hive members.

If you’re interested in learning some blogging tips yourself, check out these helpful posts from veteran bloggers.

Do you have a great advice post that we can link to? Send me an email or leave a comment and we will add you to our resource list!

Favorite Patterns From Indie Designers

Did you read about May is for Makers yet?  For the month of May we have an opportunity to band together and commit to support a different maker in our quilting community each week.
May Is For Makers | LRstitched.com
I’ve purchased my first four items for this fun challenge (check out my list below).  But I need help from you to select the last one. Please leave me a comment with your suggestions!  I’d love to buy something from an indie designer who is new to me.

Why Bother Supporting Indie Designers?

Here are my Top 5 Reasons:

  1. Buying from indie designers supports creativity and innovation in the market when big companies may be hesitant to back them.
  2. Pattern purchases help support all the free content offered by your favorite bloggers.
  3. Many indie designers are often a one man/woman show. So the product you purchase from them not only has their creative heart and soul poured into it, but also the blood, sweat and tears it takes to wear all the hats of a business.
  4. It’s the right thing to do.  Sharing patterns with friends may seem harmless, and like “the friendly thing to do” but it plays a part in making it more difficult for makers to support their families and continue to be creative for our benefit.
  5. If we want this industry to continue to thrive, we need to support the makers who give us the inspiration to keep making.

ONE

Leslie, from The Seasoned Homemaker has developed an adorable applique set.  I love small projects that I can make in a day, and this one set for $6 includes several small projects.    Leslie also has a new ebook about Applique techniques.  This would be a great help to me since I haven’t done that much applique yet.

TWO

Nydia Kehnle’s clean lines and use of color are always gorgeous.  This pre-printed pillow panel is the perfect way to practice my stitches and will look great on my sofa.

Nydia Kehnle Pillow

THREE

This purchase is a little different.  This is a great new 1/4″ thick ruler designed by Kelly Cline for longarmers, but it can be used for domestic quilters who use a free motion ruler foot too!  It is small, and will fit nicely in my hand.   And what the heck.  I’ll get the long skinny one too, because I have a thing for rulers. :)

Kelly Cline longarm rulers

FOUR

I LOVE this modern quilt design called Beacon by Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl.  I am so excited to eventually get to make it.

Beacon Quilt Pattern

I hope you’ll join me in supporting the Makers of our community.  They really deserve it.

And Please Help Me Choose my Fifth Purchase!! Leave a Comment

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