Tuesday, January 3, 2012

ABC of Quilting Post # 2

Today's topic is 

B : Blogland Tour : A Tour of Some of Your Favorite Quilting Blogs that could be Motivating

Who could be a more appropriate person but the one who has a listing of over 5,700 blogs from 79 countries!!! Please welcome, Michele aka Mishka of Quilting Gallery.

And all those who have a blog please add your blogs to the linky below so that people can come and visit your blog!

Hi everyone,

Thanks so much Shruti for having me as today’s guest. I’m thrilled to take your readers on a blogland tour of some of my favourite “modern” bloggers. I’m Michele Foster creator of the Quilting Gallery web site.

On my site, you’ll find the Quilting Bloggers Directory which contains more than 5,700 quilting-related blogs from 79 countries. I started the Directory in May 2008 as a way to bring quilters together from all over the world. You can find quilters by country and US state or Canadian province/territory. There are 8 bloggers from India .

Quilting bloggers are the most generous and creative souls you’ll ever have the pleasure of visiting. Personally, I follow close to 500 blogs on a regular basis. No, I can’t possibly read them all, but I do skim them to see what’s new in their little corner of the world. I work from home, so this is usually how I spend my lunch time… visiting with quilting friends.

Around the quilting blogosphere you’ll find all sorts of fun events and projects that you can participate in. Many are free and some charge a small fee. These include: Swaps, Challenges, Blog Hops/Tours, Quilt-Alongs, Block of the Months/Weeks, and more. I host various events on my site too; I invite you to  subscribe to my newsletter to find out the latest FUN.

January always marks the start of many new fun quilting projects. Some lasting the entire year, and others are shorter. I’ll be compiling a master list of these events and posting it on my site later this month.

I hope you’ll spend some time making new friends in the quilting world through their blogs. I promise you’ll be amazed and inspired by the wonderful creativity out there. To help you get started, I’m sharing 10 of my favourite “Modern” bloggers with you below. All photos used with permission from each blogger. Enjoy!

Melissa – Sew Bitter Sweet Designs
Flying Geese with Easy Star : Geese Ruler

Heather – Olive Ollie
Sewing Machine Cover

Lee – Freshly Pieced
Hexing Around Block

Melissa - Lilac Lane
Basics of Quilting Series(this is a must-read for all quilters!)

Ashley – Film in the Fridge
Rectangle Squared(the tutorial is Ashley’s but the photo is of my Happy Memories quilt that I made in memory of my three cats.

Faith – Fresh Lemon
Kaleidoscopic Kites

Julie - JayBird Quilts
Binding Basics – an excellent series on binding your quilts

Jenna – Sew Happy Geek
Cheating Zig Zag Mug Rug

Erin Russek – One Piece at a Time
My Tweets BOM – while some might argue that appliqué isn’t a “modern” technique, I love Erin’s fresh and modern approach to the technique. Her free BOMs are fantastic. 

Samelia’s Mum
Mug Rug Tutorial

Thanks again Shruti. Happy blog hopping!
Michele (aka Mishka)
Quilting Gallery
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  1. Great post! Thanks for introducing me to some new wonderful quilting blogs and for linking to my Flying Geese tutorial!

  2. Shruti, None of the images are showing up here. Maybe it's a problem on my end? I'm using Safari. Let me try IE.

  3. They are working now!! Thanks for fixing Shruti. Excited to share about this post and your series.

  4. Shruti -- love your blog! Thanks to Michelle for featuring mine as well!!!

  5. What a fun way to take a blog hop. Easy ready and ready for tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Thank you so much for this. I am right now collecting different blocks to make a project in my local quilting group this year. I am so inspired of all the fantastic blogs around. I'll post about the block of the month in my blog, starting next week. Welcome to take part!

  7. I have only joined in at the E post but have enjoyed looking back over past posts. I have added my blog link.


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