Monday, April 16, 2018

Week 1 New Quilt Bloggers Hop & Giveaway

When we first started talking about and planning for this hop back in January of this year, April seemed pretty far away. And now it's here!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to week one of the hop where we introduce quilt bloggers who are new to Quilting BlogLand. My hive named themselves In Stitches.
Carrie of Carrie Bee Creates made our button. That's one of her own quilts!

This week I hope you will visit Gail @ Quilting Gail and Rachel @ Rachel Rossi Design and show them some comment love!

I hope you will also have time to hop over to my co-hosts' blogs, Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts, Tish @ Tish 'N Wonderland, and Jen @ Dizzy Quilter where you will find links to the bloggers in their hives who are also posting today.

All you need to do for all eight new bloggers posting today is leave a comment and come back to enter the giveaway for some truly wonderful prizes.

On the co-hosts' blogs, you will also find the Rafflecopter Giveaway for lots of wonderful prizes! We are so very grateful to our 18 very generous sponsors for this year's hop:

Benartex                                         Canuck Quilter Designs                Christina Cameli
Clinton Modern Creative                Cooking Up Quilts                        Devoted Quilter
Island Batik                                    Make Modern                                Meadow Mist Designs
Needle & Foot Fine Fabrics            Northcott                                      Phat Quarters
Quilting Jetgirl                               Sew Fresh Quilts                          Sew Sisters Quilt Shop
The Quilter’s Planner                   The Red Hen Shop                        Victoria Findlay Wolfe

The giveaway is the same on all four of the co-hosts' blogs, so you only need to enter once. The giveaway will run from April 16 12:00 am to 21 at 12:00 am EST. Winners will be announced on Sunday, April 22.

Have fun!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Somehow, In Stitches just seems the right name for your hive, Sandra! I know without a doubt that you made it fun :-) Thanks so much for hosting the blog hop!

  2. Hi Sandra! Thanks for hosting our "In Stitches" hive! I appreciated all the support and encouragement! Happy Quilting! < Quilting Gail at yahoo dot ca > (without the spaces)

  3. Hi Sandra. Thanks for hosting this IMHO fantastic group of new bloggers. I appreciate all your guidance and look forward to seeing all the posts. (freckled fox quiltery at g mail dot com)

  4. In Stitches is he perfect hive name! Thank you for hosting the bog hop, Sandra!

  5. Thanks for hosting the 'in stitches' hive.

  6. Thanks for all of the help and support and insight you have provided the new bloggers and for hosting the hop! I'm so excited to read everyone's posts and learn even more from my fellow quilters.

  7. Thank you for hosting New Quilters I signed up to follow Gail and Rachel’s blog. I think I will enjoy them.

    1. Hi Elaine, you are a no-reply so I can't answer you privately by email, but this is important, so I'm putting it right her on my blog: you do NOT have to follow the new bloggers to get an entry for the giveaway! We hope you may find some new and interesting bloggers in QBL, but we certainly do no want to 'make' anyone follow people. Leaving a nice comment, however, is what helps keep QBL spinning its lovely, friendly, giving way, right? Thank you for visiting and commenting here! If you happen to see this.... can you include your email within your comment box so I can respond to you privately? Like this: ephdra at gmail dot com :-)

  8. Love the name of your hive & such a brightly colored logo! Thank you for all your hard work that goes into hosting a blog hop, I do so enjoy them, Susan

  9. thanks for hosting, as a new blogger I also get alot out of this blog hop.

  10. I've been following Quilting Gail for a bit and didn't realize that she was relatively new to blogging. It's always a fun blog hop, thanks for hosting.

  11. Thanks so much for hosting the hop this year. It has a great start. Looking forward to the remaining weeks.

  12. I'm really happy to see that Carrie Bee is in the hop. I've been following her for a little while now.

  13. Thanks for organizing this. I know it's a big job and it's great to get to know new bloggers.

  14. exciting times here, always look forward to this

  15. Sandra, I’m so glad we met through the NQBBH! Thanks for spending your time coaching us. A few little things I learned turned out to be the big things!

  16. just found this blog hop. every blog is an inspiration.


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