Monday, June 13, 2016

New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop - Week 1

I am participating in the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop again this year. Last year I learned so much about blogging that when the chance came up to participate again this year, I jumped at it. We've been working on our blogs behind the scenes the last few weeks and today the first week of the blog hop begins.



One of the learning exercises we did this year was making a blog button for our group, The Hive Sewciety. I really enjoyed the exercise and this is the button I created....
Hive Sewciety Button Designed by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

But I really love the button that Alli created and it is the one the group chose to use....

Late Night Quilter

That exercise got me excited about creating buttons and I tackled creating new social media icons for my sidebar. I just love the stack of thread spools that I ended up creating....

Social Media Spools Icons Designed by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

But enough about the behind the scenes activities of the New Quilt Bloggers group because today you can get involved! This is the first week of the blog hop, so go visit these great bloggers from my group....


Of course there are PRIZES to GIVEAWAY!!! So stop by our hive host Stephanie @ Late Night Quilter to enter for a chance to win some of these great prizes...

Fat Quarter Shop – $50 Gift Certificate
Aurifil – 12 Large Spool Designer Collection – Amy Sinibaldi, Sweetly Stitched (28 and 50wt)
Hawthorne Threads – $40 Gift Certificate
The Quilter’s Planner – 2017 Starter Kit (Planner, Pens, Clips, Highlighers)
Mini Barn Quilts – Winner’s Choice of (1) of the (6) Original Mini Barn Quilts
Story Patches – Story Patch Quilt Label Starter Kit
Stitches Quilting – $30 Gift Certificate
Meadow Mist Designs – Winner’s Choice of (2) Digital PDF Patterns
Quilting Jetgirl – Winner’s Choice of (2) Digital PDF Patterns

Be sure to also visit the Sewcial Network Hive Host Yvonne @ Quilting Jet Girl and the Miss-Bee Hivin' Hive Host Cheryl @ Meadowmist Designs to enter the giveaways there too. They also have members of their hives featured on the blog hop this week and you can visit those blogs from their sites.

So Jump 'n Jive and visit our Hives! Have fun & good luck!

~Sharla

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