Today starts the Moda All Star’s Mix it up blog hop. The listing of great quilts from talented designers will sure to inspire you. Each designer was given their choice of Cake Mix papers or Cupcake papers to design with. They could use any combination of papers and fabrics.
There are many chances to win and lots of places to hop to, including blogs, facebook pages, and even Instagram.
Follow the links below for each day.
Today is Mini Charm Mania as the Moda All- Star designers share their projects from their newest collaboration with Martingale Publishing.
Visit each of the designers listed below for a chance to win your own e-book and possibly some other goodies along the way. I have included a few of the projects throughout this post but be sure and enter on each designers blog post. Read more
It is 18 days into the new year and I thought we could all use a little help with our new years resolutions.
What does this have to do with a Blog Hop. you may ask.
Hop! Exercise! Get it?
Now I wouldn’t want any os us to over-do-it so for the next 11 days, HOP over to 2 different designers blogs to see how they are taking one of the rows from the All in a Row book and making it in their style of fabrics. Get up and do a little HOP before moving to the next blog post. Then start quilting along from Feb. 1st through March 15th. Now this is where the real exercise comes into play as you jump up and down when you become the winner of some great prizes! Okay, it is not the Publisher’s Clearinghouse or the Powerball, but who wouldn’t want to win books and patterns!! (prize details below)
Here is the schedule of the hop: Get ready Start Hopping!
Martingale & Moda have a super contest that will start as soon as this blog hop ends! Here’s a bit of info to peak your interest!
It’s a Beauty of a Contest
Contest entries will begin February 1 and runs for 6 weeks. Contest ends March 15
Participants will need to do the following
1. Buy the ‘Moda All-Stars All In A Row’ book.
2. Make your favorite row(s)
One row = one entry
Two rows = two entries, etc.
3. Join the Facebook group #AllInARowQuiltAlong
and post a picture with your quilt top of rows joined together.
Your Facebook name is the name that will be entered into the contest. (open only to US entrants)
For every row in your entry – you get an entry in to the It’s a Beauty of a Book Contest. There will be 5 prizes – like the five finalists in a pageant—plus weekly random drawings for related “beauty” prizes. All will be drawn from entries from above.
Now for the PRIZES!!
All In A Row Quilt-Along Queen (first prize) – FQ pack every month for 9 months (April to December 2016) + two new release books of the month for 9 months (April to December 2016) from Martingale. Company to determine which fabric/book, but May book will be Moda All-Stars Scraps Made Simple for anyone winning that month’s prize!
All In A Row Beauty Book first runner up (second prize) F8 pack every month for 6 months (April to August 2016) + two new release books of the month for 6 months (April to August 2016) from Martingale. Company to determine which fabric/book.
All In A Row Beauty Book second runner up (third prize) Layer Cake every month for 4 months (April to July 2016) + one new release book of the month for 4 months (April to July 2016) from Martingale. Company to determine which fabric/book.
All In A Row Beauty Book third runner up (fourth prize) Layer Cake each month for 2 months (April and May 2016) + one new release book of the month for 2 months (April and May 2016) from Martingale. Company to determine which fabric/book.
All In A Row Beauty Book fourth runner up (fifth prize) one Layer Cake pack (April 2016) + one new release book of the month for April 2016 from Martingale. Company to determine which fabric/book.
THERE WILL ALSO BE SOME OTHER PRIZES! –
Weekly Drawings from weeks 2-3-4-5:
Miss Congeniality: (wait for it) 2 Charm Packs and 1 Book
Talent Winner (hidden or otherwise): 2 books and 2 Mini-Charms
Social Media Butterfly Award: Carrie Nelson’s House Row See!! This is gonna be a lot of fun!
I am so thrilled to have been a part of this book for so many reasons. But just wanted to tell you how special these designers are. All of their proceeds from the sale of the book are being donated to No Kid Hungry, an organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America. You can find more info about them here: https://www.nokidhungry.org
Thank you to Jennifer Keltner, Karen Burns and all the creative people from Martingale to make all this happen.
I will be back on Thursday to share with you my little project from the book as well.
Some of the crew that will also be doing the APQ quilt-along
is the über-talented,
Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms.
The queen of shabby greatness
Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill.
The gal that invented the energizer batteries,
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life.
The quilt/wordsmith that is sure to entertain us all,
Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s.
Big or small, this one does it all,
Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings.
The princess of fat quarters,
Kimberly Jolly of the Jolly Jabber.
Any low volume/neutral project, should include
Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side. side note: Amy is a new designer with……Moda! Yes, you heard it here. more info coming soon.
How about quilting from down under with
Jane Davidson of Want it, Need it, Quilt?
(APQ is also available as a download so everyone can quilt-along)
There may even be a surprise as one of the APQ editors quilts-along.
Join back on the November 25th as I share
about how I got out of my box and tried something new.
In the meantime use the hashtag
#APQquiltalong to keep informed.
7. I would be thrilled if you decided to quilt-long with us.
Don’t you just love it when there is a new magazine to feed our
a d d i c t i o n s?
Primitive Quilts and Projects is the first EVER publication dedicated to the primitive quilter, rug hooker, stitcher and more! It ships quarterly, beginning April 1. All of the industry’s biggest designers are on board (3+ of MODA’s included), and it’s going to be beautiful! Go check out my friends at http://www.primitivequiltsandprojects.com/!! You can also visit their booth at Quilt Festivals in Cincinnatti, Long Beach and Houston this year! Sign up for subscriptions now.
MODA- in style, fashionable
PILLOW- (throw pillow) small pillow for decoration: a small decorative pillow placed on a couch or an armchair.
TALK-to reveal information, especially when being pressured to do so
Welcome to the Moda Pillow Talk Blog Hop!
Each of the designers were challenged (by me) to make a pillow that describes them. It could be their design process, their history of textiles or just as simple as something that makes them happy. The definition above for talk seemed fitting since I did pressure them to talk about themselves and stand up in front of people. The pressure has continued because now I have asked them some intriguing questions. They will be revealing some answers during their “Pillow Talk”. I promise nothing to risque. Oops, I can’t promise anything with this bunch of gals except that you will WANT to follow along.
Just one of the questions the moda designers will be answering during the blog hop…..
Do you sew in bed? Read? Watch TV? Eat?
Aneela Hoey started the hop from all the way over in the UK on Feb. 1st.
(her giveaway is closed but still worth the visit)
Feb 2. The charming ladies from Blackbird Designs.
Feb 3 Jan Patek is sure to entertain.
Feb 4th Hop on over to Anne Sutton and visit Bunny Hill Designs.
Feb 5th Cotton Way will be featuring some of her wonderful projects as well as nightime fashion.
Feb 6th Joanna from Fig Tree has it all buttoned up.
Feb 7th Kansas Troubles will amaze us all with her warmth and hospitality.
Feb 8th Find out what Kate Spain has to share. Any pillow talk secrets?
Feb 9th Kathy Schmitz has something wonderful stitched for you.
Feb 10th Camille Roskelley wants some pillow time (sleep) after having a new baby in the household.
Feb 11th Me and My Sister will energize you with the creativity oozing out of every orifice of their body.
Feb 12th Hear what these two retired librarians (Minick and Simpson) have to show and tell.
Feb 13th Liesl from Oliver+s is our own little superstar. Academy Awards may have to be cancelled because eveyone will be reading Liesl’s blog instead.
Feb 14th Sandy Gervais, the queen of hearts, is featured today. Sandy is doing a painting a day to celebrate the blog hop. See the end of this post for a few surprises.
Feb 15th Lauren and Jessi Jung , just one of our mother and daughter teams.
Feb 16th Sweetwater is so-o-o-o inspiring.
Feb 17th Visit this noted historian who probably can tell you when pillows were invented.
Feb 18th Deb Strain has just joined the blog world. Stop by to see her creations.
Feb 19th Join American Jane back here to talk about her design inspiration.
Feb 20th Primitive Gatherings is joining in on the fun as our newest moda designer.
LATE BREAKING NEWS
SURPRISE #1 Feb21st- We have an angel joining us. Edyta Sitar has joined the blog world just in time to finish up the Blog Hop. CHECK OUT HER BLOG, Click here.
Picture from American Patchwork and Quilting’s Special Interest Publication, 101 Top Tips
(on sale now)
SURPRISE #2 Feb 22nd- AND ONE LAST STOP- Back here.
I will have a trivia game right here with some pillow talk questions. Whoever answers correctly to the questions will be entered in a drawing for a PRIZE from me! I am actually hoping Sandy Gervais paints me a picture. Do you think if we kept adding to the pillow post that Sandy would keep painting her adorable pictures?
(not all moda designers were able to participate at this time!)
Moda Fabrics is one of the sponsors of The Creative Connection happening next week in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 3 of the moda designers will be there teaching classes. Camille Roskelley from Thimbleblossoms will be teaching A Retro Kitchen. Do you think she would mind if I call her Baby Mama during her class? Joanna Figueroa from Fig Tree & Co will be teaching Sugar Pumpkin or Owl Scarflette. Wait there is more….. Karri Meng from French General will be teaching a jewelry class. I have the very daunting task of going to this event. Some one had to do it so I do not mind taking one for the team. I am just that kind of gal. Wait until you see how great the goody bags are. Kuddos to the entire team for putting on such a great event for women.
To see the complete list of teachers that will be there, click here. All the greatness from so many different industries will be the coolest thing ever. Names like Amy Butler, Jo Packham, MaryJane Butters, Nancy Soriano and of course the pioneer woman herself, Ree Drummond.
If you can get there, please do.
If you are coming, I hope to meet you.
I will be earning my keep by helping in any way I can. I told them to put me to work taking tickets or something.
Look for me.
You will easily recognize me because I will be the one