Welcome to the last day of our Virtual Designer Hop & Shop - Day 4!
Today is the last post on the Virtual designer Hop & Shop tour. Many of you have been on this journey over the last week or so and it has been wonderful to see all of you! There are about 40 of us in total, pattern designers, fabric designers, shop owners, bloggers, instructors etc., all of whom have been working on making this happen in the sprite all things quilting!
This Hop was a bit different than what your previous Hops have done, but with so many participating it just wasn't feasible to do it that way. In the midst of this unrelenting pandemic we wanted to provide a much need boost to all our friends out there and enjoy a much needed break.
In times of need - quilters, sewist, crocheters, knitters, fiber artists, whatever we want to call ourselves, we have always rose to the challenge when there is a call in need. We may not alway be recognized for our efforts but they remember who to call when the need is there. We come together as a community, a community that is not bound by borders, geographical locations, genders, religion, age, or education, but by putting our skills and talents to work for the common good of everyone, as we always have and always will, because it is in our nature to help others and I am proud to be among this community of generosity, companion and love for one another.
We hope that we could brighten your day, introduce you to lots of new people and share in the community that is quilting!
The final list of sites to enjoy is below. The sale in the Toadally Quilts Shop will go through April 2nd, hope you get a chance to pop on over, take a look about and maybe find something for yourself!
Stay well my quilting friends!
Melissa Merriman Harr of Toadally Quilts
Click the link to take you to that designer's shop!
Studio R Quilts
From Blank Pages
Cotton Street Commons
Puppy Girl Designs
Phoebe Moon Quilt Designs
The Devoted Quilter
Stitched by Susan
Thank you for joining us in this journey!
That's all for now. Thank you for joining Toady for a little Virtual Designer Hop & Shop.
Don't forget to check out our shop, the 20% off sale will go through April 2nd.
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Thank you and Hoppy Quilting!
Welcome to Day 3 of our Virtual Designer Shop Hop!
Hope you are having fun hopping around the shops, maybe finding a few goodies along the way! The links are listed below waited to whisk you off to even more shops! Take a well deserved break and enjoy the beauty that is everything quilting!
For those that maybe new here, welcome. We are on day 3 of a Virtual Designer Hop & Shop! The previous days links are listed in the last blog posts.
Hope you take a few minutes to look round over at our shop we are having a 20% off Sale.
Here are the Day 3 links to take you to that designer's shop!
Lone Star Pattern Works
Powered by Quilting
Cottage Rose Quilt Patterns
The Cloth Parcel
Faith and Fabric
Linen Closet Designs
Designs by Sarah J
Rona the Ribbiter Quilts
Quilt Fox Designs
Seam to Be Sew
Don't forget to check out the sale in our shop 20% off everything!
Come back on the 30th for our 4th and last day of our Hop and Shop!
Welcome to our Virtual Designer Shop Hop - Day 2!
Staying at home? So are we. So why not take a little break check out our store sale and hop around some my fellow designers shops!
Those of you that may be new, through March 31st, just a week away, we will be putting out a new set of links to our fellow designers. Some you may know and some may be totally new to you. From quilt veterans to brand new designers there will surely be something new and exciting for you to find.
Most everyone is doing something special for this extension of National Quilting Day, and to give you a break from the Coronavirus that is affecting us all! We are offering 20% off your total order with coupon code SAVE20, good through April 2! So join us in the hop to the newest set of links to some wonderful designers and we will be back in a few days with another new set, just 2 more to go after today!
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Click the link to take you to that designer's shop!
DaySpring Quilt Company
Ms P Designs, USA
Stitchin’ at Home
Sew Joy Creations
Ships & Violins
Your Sewing Friend
The Geeky Bobbin
Kate Colleran Designs
Come back on the 27th for a third day of shops!
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It's National Quilting Day! Yay! One of my most favorite days of the year!
Are you staying hunkered down at home, getting a bit board, or need a break from it all? Join us for day 1 of the Virtual Designer Shop Hop.
Take some time for yourself and explore what these wonderful designers have in store for you - new products, patterns, and sales. Don't forget to head over to our Shop for our site wide sale!
We will be hopping to discover new designers every few days through March 31st.
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Click on the link to take you to that designer's shop!
Presto Avenue Designs
Cheryl Lynch Quilts
Love to Color My World
Canton Village Quilt Works
Anjeanette Klinder Designs
Pat Sloan – The Voice of Quilting
Said With Love
Orange Blossom Quilt Design
Come back on the 24th for a second day of shops to hop to!
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Hello from Toadally Quilts!
Have we got a great treat in store for you, just in time for National Quilting Day this Saturday! Let’s follow Toady for a little hopping, pattern designer shop hoping that is!
Every few days from Saturday March 21-through March 31 I’ll be sending you a list of links to my quilting friends’ websites for you to explore and perhaps do a bit of shopping right from home!
You are invited to tag along and discover the newest offerings, patterns and notions from my fellow quilting friends. You’ll meet new pattern designers, explore new quilting websites, and perhaps make a purchase or two along the way. All of them have something unique to offer you all!!
Don’t forget to check out the Toadally Quilt Shop we will have some new patterns ready and waiting for you!
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Until then, Hoppy Quilting!
Within the last month there are/have been two huge events for Quilters here in the Midwest! We at Toadally Quilted embarked on one of our shortest trips for all things quilting by heading to Kansas City, MO for Spring Quilt Market. I got to see 4 of my quilts displayed in the Batik Textiles booth. They are a great bunch to work with, and a few of my quilts were asked to venture around for a bit before coming home which makes us pretty happy!
We spend 4 days of quilt overload and finding just about anything you could ever want and more. Saw a big trend in floral fabrics. The hard part was not taking everything home, lucky for us we drove so I was able to shop a bit more :D
We had a bit of time to look at the Quilts a World of Beauty presented by IQA, which were all amazing but as I turned the corner stopped dead in tracks, I was shocked and ecstatic to find a quilt by Sophie Standing!!!!! I have to say I was introduced to her work several years ago and fell in love!!!! This was the first time I was able to see her work in person given that she lives in Kenya. She does these amazing quilts/artwork from her hand drawn sketches. They are unbelievable, if I could afford one i would have one on the wall right now! You can find her work at Sophiestandingart.com
The next adventure I actually started today, it's the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019 managed by 18 guilds in the Kansas City metropolitan and outlying areas.
For info on this show check out kcrqf.com More to coming on this show as I depart at the wee hours of the morning to get there for an 8am class!
As always, Happy Quilting.
P.S. We have 2 new quilt patterns on their way to the online store!!! and a long awaited quilt pattern will be coming next week! HINT: It makes a quiet hum as it flies around. So check back often, and check us out on FB and Instagram :)
Hello from Toadally Quilts!
So despite my best efforts to schedule new posts onto the blog, apparently I did not click the right button and it has been sitting in drafts. My sincerest apologies!!
If you did not catch the poll on FB (Facebook) over the past week, we did a Poll On Fusibles! Unfortunately, FB does not let you do a poll with more than two options (Ridiculous in my opinion), but I wanted to test it out and see how the response was anyway. Overall, I was pretty happy with the response with the exception of having to do some late night math; after a while everything is just a blur…
If I base the results strictly on the 2 options, the results would be as follows:
127 total votes:
63% Steam a seam (80 votes)
37% Heat & Bond (47 votes)
Keep with me a bit longer... those numbers are about to change!
Since FB only allows two options, I asked those that were so inclined to write in their vote in the comments if neither above applied! We ended up with an additional 49 votes, woo hoo, 176 total!!!
Here is how the numbers changed:
Steam a Seam 2 Total: 46.8% (82 votes)
Wonder Under 4.5% (8 votes)
Barely There 0.6% (1 vote)
Bondaweb 0.6% (1 vote)
Hugs & Kisses 0.6% (1 vote)
Softfuse 0.6% (1 vote)
Spraybond-Red can 0.6% (1 vote)
Thank you for indulging my slight geekout with math! I think some of those numbers might have been higher had it been a quick click button, hopefully FB will get that changed... FB wink, wink, nudge, nudge…
Anyway, I wasn’t too surprised at the top three, those are the ones I hear about the most. A few of the write in products I had not heard of and there are some die-hard fans of other products. What seemed to be the overall theme in the comments was that there are many options for fusible products. Depending on your project you may choose one over another, and there is no end-all be-all of fusibles… Some may disagree with that statement.
That's all from this quilter tonight and as always, Happy Quilting!