I am excited to be taking part in Amy's Bloggers Quilt Festival today! For those of us who aren't fortunate enough (yet? : ) to go to the big quilt festivals, this is a fantastic way to browse a virtual gallery of the quilts that bloggers have chosen to showcase. Be sure to visit Park City Girl to view the full list of participating bloggers ... especially because there are some great giveaways happening, too!
OK, so for those of you who read my blog regularly, you may have noticed that I am a bit of a swap junkie. Actually, I know you've noticed, because you've told me so in my comments!! Well there are several reasons why I enjoy swapping so much.
First, for a relatively new quilter, it has been the best possible way to practice, practice, practice. Seam allowances, matching points, pinning & pressing ... you name it. Swaps have provided me with a crash course in block-making.
Second, it has enabled me to participate in the vibrant, colorful, supportive, and fun community of online quilters. I have met so many fabulous people that I never would have met otherwise. And to be able to share my passion with like-minded people is priceless.
Finally, it has allowed me to help fulfull other people's visions for their creations and put my stamp on a little piece of other people's lives around the world. Being able to play with new fabrics and try new techniques to stretch myself has been nothing short of a BLAST.
So for my favorite quilt, I have chosen to display a virtual quilt made up of some of my favorite blocks that I've made that are now featured in other people's quilts around the world. (A virtual quilt is quite fitting for a virtual quilt festival, no?) Besides, all of this swapping has left me little time to complete anything of my own!
Many thanks to all of you with whom I am taking this journey for your inspiration, your encouragement, your help, and your friendship.