Linky Parties

Some of my followers ask why I link my blog post to other bloggers linky parties. Here’s why:

When I first discovered the wonderful Internet world of quilting, I was totally amazed, but found I was often just visiting the same sites. It didn’t help that I had no idea about Google or search engines or Pinterest or anything. And this was YEARS before I started my blog!

Then one day, I happened upon a blog where there was a Linky Party each week. I believe it was Judy Laquidara of Patchwork Times and her Linky Party was about what’s on your design wall. I found it was an amazing source and changed every week. Through the Linky Party, I discovered many blogs that I still follow today.

Also, during that time, she had a free quilt pattern. The challenge was to use a stripe fabric and scraps. I have no idea when Judy did this, but I finished it in 2009. This was the result:

And, I played with the stripes and made big big blocks for the back. That was fun!

Judy still blogs today, but not a lot about quilting. She talks about knitting (her current passion), canning, cooking, Instapot, her darling granddaughter and all sorts of interesting things! She just moved and talked about setting up her longarm … SEW … I’m hoping that she might quilt a few quilts and show us … I remember her work was amazing!

All of this to say … one day, when you’re looking for what people are currently working on … check out my links and take a look …

AND, this week … are you following Island Batik’s …

Inspired by Nature Blog Hop

Click HERE to see a re-cap of week’s awesome Ambassador quilts! And, don’t forget to enter for your chance to win either Bliss or Just My Type fabric! (I’ll be posting my quilt on Tues, Nov 17…)

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!    


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18 thoughts on “Linky Parties

  1. What a lovely story! I hope I inspire someone who links up. Meanwhile, thank you for linking up the Bear Paw quilt to Wednesday Wait Loss. It’s stunning.

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  2. Hi Gail! How fun to read about how you started on linky parties and the resulting quilt. It turned out great and the blocks on the back are fun, too. I came to the whole quilting blog late, but Amanda Jean is my hero. I’d love to have a linky party with half the number of link ups she had. I’ve found so many friends via blogs and parties – like you! Take care and happy Saturday. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    • Hi Roseanne,
      Your linky parties aren’t too shabby! It’s fun to see what people are posting! However, when there are a zillion posts, I usually skip a lot of them and look at every 5th one.
      Hope you’re having a great weekend and staying safe! 🙂

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  3. Hi Gail, I can never get over how busy quilting you are! I love your new quilt, including the back! On Monday I will be making a presentation to my textile artists group about blogging. One of my favourite parts of blogging is linking parties. I love them, hosting and linking up to them and seeing what every one is making. Thanks so much for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks! Take care.

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  4. That is just a cool quilt – and the strip fabric really makes that block pop at you!! I love it!!
    and I like Linky parties too – they are so inspirational… of course… my bucket list is like 4 buckets now haha!

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  5. The first linky party I followed was Amanda Jean’s from Crazy Mom Quilts. She was my biggest inspiration online when I caught the quilting bug almost 10 years ago. She no longer does the linky party, but I still go back to her blog for inspiration

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