February is Quilting Month!

on January 25 | in Etc... | by | with 365 Comments

We don’t want to go crazy with the analogies, but you know how the little pieces of a quilt come together to create something magical? We’ve been busy with all of the little pieces of Quilting Month and it’s going to be a wonderful month of fun here on the Sew,Mama,Sew! blog. Our resources, articles, inspiration pieces, interviews and projects for the month are sure to appeal to sewists and quilters of all skill and experience levels. It’s Quilting Month because quilting is a part of so many projects we love; the techniques we explore can apply to patchwork in a bag just as well as they can in a quilt (though we guarantee you’ll want to make a quilt by March!).

You can look forward to:

  • FAT QUARTER GIVE-AWAYS! Every Friday we’ll give away two packs of 10 fat quarters from Sew,Mama,Sew!  We’ll randomly select the winners from all blog comments in the previous week.  The first give-away is next Friday, February 1, so all comments from this point on are eligible for the drawings.   
  • A Quilt of the Day feature, sharing a huge variety of our favorite quilts.
  • A Quilt Block Sew-Along! Every week we’ll share how to create a new quilt block. We can all make one in a big, virtual sewing bee and add our photos to the Quilting Month photo group. We’ll feature your blocks from the group on the blog too, with links back to your blog or photo set. We’ll have lots more information about our sew-along with our first block on February 1st but here’s your sneak peek: lots of 9-Patch variations, Log Cabin & Courthouse Steps and Pinwheel variations!
  • Articles, projects, guidance and interviews from some of our favorite quilters including Jennifer from Moving Hands, Denyse Schmidt, Kathy from Pink Chalk Studio, Amy from Happythings and Gina from QuiltersBuzz and Threaded Pear!
  • Top ten quilting books, batting resources, binding resources, information on quilting your pieced work, handstitching help and much, much more…

We can’t wait! If you’d like to help spread the word, feel free to use the button above (http://www.sewmamasew.com/media/blog/quiltingmonth.jpg) and link back to this post. 

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365 Responses to February is Quilting Month!

  1. Thank you for your valuable information.

  2. Allison Bay says:

    Quilting Month has been great. I never really knew much about quilting. My impressions had been that is a very matronly hobby which is not very interesting, and only mildly creative. The county home themes and calico prints all seemed very homely and boring. How wrong was I!!!! Many of the quilts you have shown this month are spectacular and incredibly inspiring. I’ve already read 2 books on quilting since the month began and am about to start my own first quilt.

  3. Diane says:

    thanks for quilting month – i needed something to jump start me!

  4. Debbie says:

    Great month for quilting!

  5. julie says:

    I have been quilting more again this year, than I have in a while and it has been a blast using up my stash.
    julie
    thanks for the quilting month.

  6. Well, I am a little behind, but looking forward to celebrating quilt month with everyone.

  7. nana says:

    heard about “quilting month” at quilting class last night. i’m finally taking my 1st class, but have been trying quilting off and on for years. maybe with some real instruction i’ll get it right, hee hee! anxious to learn all that you have to teach.

  8. Ann says:

    GREAT news from Sew Mama Sew! I am a new quilter and know I’ll in line to learn so much from this!!! Thanks!

  9. Vicki says:

    I am so looking forward to the month of quilting my youngest went off to school this week and after 24 yrs with children at home I need something to fill my days :-)

  10. Judy says:

    looking forward to checking back daily

  11. Christie says:

    There are only 34 minutes left in this day (February 1st) but I am determined after i post this to get on board and quilt everyday! This will be such a motivator—-yeah for SewMamaSew coming up with these mahvuhluss ideas!

  12. terri moore says:

    just a note: i totally ruined a quilt project yesterday…i’m still new to all of this and i tried something before i really thought it through…so upset, but then i remembered some wise words from my mom about this whole quilting/sewing world that has opened up for me…posted about it on my blog and thought i would share here as well because i see so many comments from first-timers and those that are a little scared to try something so new and so big…”this whole quilting/sewing experience is supposed to be enjoyable and fun! if it’s tearful or a struggle, then that whole purpose is defeated…” everyone, have fun! there are going to be a few mistakes at first, a few crooked cuts, a few seams that don’t line up…but that’s part of the learning process and your new hobby will bring you so much more joy than all the mistakes in the world can take away…=)

  13. Quilting month – yes!!!

  14. Joan J says:

    I’m an avid quilter and looking forward to your month of quilting!

  15. Happy Zombie says:

    Sounds so fun!

  16. Melissa g. says:

    I can not wait to start reading the quilting month blogs…

  17. Genny says:

    Awesome give away! please sign me up Ü

  18. Cheryl says:

    I read your blog everyday. I totally loved the ideas and links you had for the month of december and have made some of the ideas you showed.

    I am very excited about you doing a quilt along. Looking forward to learning some new blocks and the fat quarter give away sounds wonderful.

  19. Jessie says:

    I’ve been gathering fabric for a quilt for the past year. This will be great inspiration to start designing and making it!

  20. Jennifer says:

    This sounds terrific. I am “sew” excited to begin my first quilt in February!

  21. Mary Lou says:

    I’m looking forward to Quilting month. I’ve never quilted before and don’t have a clue but I want to learn. I want to make a ribbon quilt for my daughter for graduation next year.

  22. Char says:

    Thank you for doing something special and celebratory about quilting! And thanks for the fun free give-aways! Great idea!

  23. Beth says:

    I am just starting a quilt and I will be working on it in Feb. Thanks for all of the ideas on your site!

  24. Angela says:

    Oooh — quilting month looks like it is going to be a blast! I can’t wait!

  25. Brenda says:

    I am looking forward to visiting you all month long and participating in the Quilt Block Sew Along. Sounds like great fun!

  26. Cassie Mayo says:

    SO looking forward to this!

  27. Clare says:

    This sounds wonderful and a great way to stay focused- I am always changing between projects. I am so excited. We can all motivate each other too! :)

  28. Elizabeth says:

    Love to quilt and can’t wait to grab some new techniques!!

  29. Brenda says:

    this sounds like fun!!!! I’m in!

  30. Tif says:

    February is going to be fun!!! Can’t wait to see what comes up!

  31. Emma says:

    Can’t wait to see a quilt a day. What a great idea.

  32. michelle says:

    I am so excited about “quilting month” because I just recently became interested in quilting!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    M

  33. Emily says:

    Yay! I am loving my quilting, but really need to build my stash! What a great idea! Em

  34. mel stewart says:

    Sheesh! everyone wants in, including me! look at all the comments!

  35. kim says:

    cool. we’re just finishing a 12 week quilt along with Amanda Jean . It will be awhile before she starts the next one of stars. Giving us time to get these together. Maybe if I use the same fabrics I can use your blocks for a matching wallhanging.

  36. Jacquie says:

    Love a quilt-a-long. The blocks sound fun and I know I’ll learn lots. Count me in!

  37. Debra Cooper says:

    Great idea for a monthly theme. Actually, I can’t seem to get enough of patchwork lately! I’ll be looking forward to seeing all you come up with to share.

  38. Elizabeth says:

    Perfect timing to get us through the last of the cold and dark wintry weather–thank you!

  39. Wow, sounds like so much fun, I can’t wait for february!

  40. Dianna C says:

    Sounds like lots of fun

  41. Emma says:

    Hurrah, can’t wait. Enjoyed the Christmas month so much, this will be just as much fun!! What a great idea.

  42. Wendy says:

    Well you have done it again! I thought Bag month in August was the ultimate, but quilt month!…that is even better. I am a quilter and a “bag lady” so this is pure bliss. At first I was thinking that having February for quilt month was a little bittersweet, with Feb. being the shortest month of the year, but then I remembered that this is a leap year, so I felt somewhat soothed. I am so looking forward to this and will be spreading the word at our quilt retreat this weekend and our guild meeting next week. Sew Mama Sew!

  43. Stephanie says:

    I’m new to reading blogs and found your blog marked as a favorite on several other blogs. Oh how I love fat quarters!

  44. nicolette says:

    What a wonderful month coming up again! Thanks for sharing so much creative inspiration.

  45. Bron says:

    Ditto Ditto Ditto What more can I say? Too right, bonza, grouse and y’ little budie; which all means ‘great’ in Aussie speak.

  46. Kara says:

    I am so freaking excited for the Quilt Block Sew-Along!!! Well I am excited for all of it actually!

  47. Mealy says:

    I am wicked excited. Your blog is one of several I check out almost daily. After several smaller sewing projects, I’ve finally decided to brave making a quilt! I’m in the process of cutting fabric for my first one. The Future-mother-in-law is a quilting diva and is a great help!!! Thanks to her for getting me hooked on all things fabric!! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for some Fat Quarters! Woo woo!

  48. Elizabeth says:

    I’m excited about this! i can’t believe I missed it until today, though! I have a quilt in progress and the inkling of a new quilt in my brain. I can’t wait for the quilt block sew-a-longs, I need some new tricks.

  49. Jeanne says:

    February sounds like a fun month. I’m looking forward to it!

  50. Amanda says:

    Sounds lovely. I’m always getting great ideas from your site. Thanks for your hard work.

  51. Margaret says:

    I will definitely be interested in the Fat Quarter give away because I really do not have enough fabric already no matter what the dh says.

  52. Michele says:

    Ooh, February is the perfect month for quilting.

  53. Britt says:

    OooOO I am so excited to learn! I’m new at this whole quilting thing so it is going to be fun!

  54. Juliann says:

    What a fun way to celebrate February. I am looking forward to some good reading and inspiration and winning a contest would be icing on the cake!

  55. mj says:

    I’m so excited!

  56. Anita says:

    What a fun coincidence! I was declaring February a month of quilting at the same time over on my own blog before finding that you are doing the same. Cool! I can’t wait to see what’s coming in February.

  57. Apple Cyder says:

    I have so many friends and famiy members with little ones on the way, which means plenty of baby quilts to be made. Quilting month comes at a perfect time.

  58. Katiegirl says:

    Sounds fun! Can’t wait!

  59. Mary says:

    I’m just returning to sewing after a considerable absence…something like 30 years.

    I have a confession to make. I have always associated quilting with old ladies. But now I find I AM an old lady, and much to my surprise, I find that young and old both are doing it.

    I don’t know if I have it in me to make a whole quilt, but I’m warming to the idea of sewing little strips of scraps together for gussying up my simple aprons and bags like those I’ve been coveting in the photo pools.

    So I’m looking forward to reading all that you’ve put together about quilting and hope to overcome my former bias and try some teeny, tiny patchwork.

  60. Looking forward to this month! :)

  61. Angela says:

    How fun! I’m taking my second quilting class this month and I am very excited! :)

  62. Sandy says:

    I love quilting so I’m really looking forward to all the quilt-related entries for February.

  63. Alisa says:

    I’m looking forward to the quilt-along! Your blog and online store are awesome. Keep up the great work.

  64. Julie says:

    I am just starting to quilt, so I cant wait for all the tips and inspiration!

    Julie

  65. Ellen says:

    Cant wait for Fat Quarter February Quilting!

  66. sarah says:

    Perfect timing! I just got a new machine and am learning to quilt!

  67. Chris G. says:

    This will be very fun. I am looking forward to the quilt block of the week. I just returned to sewing after a many year hiatus and quilting is one of the things I am looking forward to doing. I am so excited…I can’t wait.

  68. Libby says:

    Fantastic!! I’ve been waiting for this!! Libby

  69. Elaine says:

    Looking forward to getting all of your great information!

  70. Erica says:

    How much fun this will be. I love quilting.

  71. ainhoa says:

    I think I’m going to make my first quilt. This is a very good site to learn.

  72. Joanna says:

    I am so excited for Quilt Month! I need new inspirations, and ideas to use up my stash! :)

  73. Jeanette says:

    I love your blog and the many tutorials that you provide have been wonderful and inspiring. Thank you and I look forward to the month ahead ……. material and machine ready and waiting.

  74. kirsten says:

    Exciting! I’m getting a new walking foot this week for new quilting adventures.

  75. Ruth says:

    Looking forward to February! I’m sure I’ll get inspired to do more quilting.

  76. Kristin says:

    Sounds like fun! I’m looking forward to it.

  77. Janice says:

    So looking forward to this! I’m not a quilter but am jonesing to try one. So I’m really hoping to get some pointers and inspiration. :)

  78. Allison says:

    I’m so exciting! January has been quilting month for me, but I am looking forward to extending it :)

  79. Megan says:

    Just in time! Looking forward to it!

  80. Jenny says:

    Fun fun fun!

  81. Mary says:

    Very cool…I love to quilt. Mary

  82. Courtney says:

    I spent the afternoon making quilts for my daughter’s dollhouse … can’t wait to get some bigger inspiration!

  83. Janice says:

    I love this blog!!! So many interesting and exciting things to come. Can’t wait!!!

  84. Becky Schreiner says:

    This sounds fab.
    I’ve been wanting to start a quilt.

  85. Sara Natwick says:

    Perfect time of the year to “get cozy” with quilt blocks. Thanks for the grand idea!

  86. Chantel says:

    Fun! I need to get my crafting space set up!!! Thanks for always having such great ideas!

  87. mary says:

    Excited for the month! I passed on the info to my non-techy but quilt-loving mother and I think she’ll actually check it out! :-)

  88. Samantha says:

    Very exciting! The block sew along sounds like fun. I love the fresh new look of quilting that is all over blog-land. It really has me itching to learn more. Thanks for having quilting month for us. :-)

  89. tess says:

    this sounds like a great idea xx

  90. lindsay says:

    Yeah!. I’m a beginner with a lot of enthusiasm for quilting.

  91. Meredith says:

    I am so glad you will be having quilt month. I am looking forward to reading what the writers have to say!

  92. Rachel says:

    Hooray! I’m only 23 and don’t have any friends who quilt, but hopefully I can “meet” fellow quilters here. I have been quilting for years but just finished my first 100% all-on-my-own quilt yesterday. I am on a major craft-high right now!

  93. Violet says:

    So glad you picked quilting for Feb! I’m looking forward to it!
    Thanks!

    -violet

  94. Crystal says:

    Oh Yay! I am very excited. Thanks!

  95. heide says:

    I am so psyched for this. Making a quilt is one of my 2008 resolutions, so I’m sure you guys will be filling me up with lots of ideas and inspiration. Fun!

  96. Sebrina says:

    I am looking so forward to it!!!!!

  97. min says:

    Yay! I got into a wee bit of quilting when I was in high school, by way of my mom’s new hobby. She has since made millions of quilts, I have made very few. I am looking forward to seeing NEW ways to present old patterns. I love the modern looks these days, so I’m hoping your readers will help kick it up a notch. Of course, I do still love the old fashioned farm looking quilts now and then, but the modern fabric out there…so much fun!
    Can’t wait. I’ll be checking back nightly.

  98. Ramona says:

    this sounds like much fun. i can’t wait to read about all the quilt stuff. shall get needles and scissors ready…

  99. Barbara Segaud says:

    Can’t wait to see some great ideas and get to work!

  100. Mattie says:

    I can’t wait to see what you have in store!

  101. Wow! I can´t wait for it. It really sounds great. I´ve begun to quilt last year and I´ll love to see and learn more :)

  102. Lisa says:

    How fun! This is an awesome site! I just came across a disappearing 9 patch tutorial that I wanted to try. Thanks for reminding me that February was quilting month!

  103. I just picked out my fabric and I am excited to get started on my first quilt.

  104. Maggie says:

    I have never quilted before. This really inspires me to try something new and different. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Come on February, momma needs a new blanket!

  105. Erica says:

    After the excitement with the handmade holidays tutorials and posts, this looks so exciting. I’ve missed finding something new on your blog each day in January (although I realized that the novelty would wear off if it was all the time).

  106. Jenny says:

    Hooray! I’m new to the quilting scene…can’t wait!

  107. DianeM says:

    How fun! I have added your blog to my list of daily reads so I don’t miss anything :)

  108. Lil says:

    my fingers get impatient, sounds great

  109. Wendy says:

    What a great idea!

  110. RobinE says:

    Huzzah! I’ve been wanting to up my quilting mojo… I can’t wait!!!

  111. Fiona says:

    Phew! Found you just in time to join the fun.

  112. Tia says:

    Wonderful! This is right up my Alley!

  113. Kieny says:

    Sounds very exciting! I’m looking forward to February.

  114. Amy says:

    Cool! I have never made a quilt but am “sew” ready to get started. lol Love the idea of the sew-along!

  115. Katie H. says:

    I can’t wait to see what great ideas are out there!

  116. amy w says:

    oooh. I am so very excited for February!!

  117. Judy says:

    This looks like it will be a lot of fun.. Let’s get sewing !!

  118. Judy says:

    This looks like it will be a lot of fun.. Let’s get sewing !!

  119. Bella says:

    Quilting in my favorite month…and my B’Day month too!!!

  120. Erin says:

    Quilting month sounds like so much fun! I can’t wait to make some blocks along with everyone. I usually hate dreary ol’ February–this is sure to brighten up the month.

  121. Crys says:

    I’m so excited for quilting month. I just made my first baby quilt ever. I realize it was nothing like the stuff you guys put up here but for me cutting those six inch squares out of the minky fabric was scary stuff. It turned out great though and I’m excited to try something new.

  122. Rebecca says:

    Can’t wait! What a great month ahead!

  123. shelli says:

    I love quilt-a-longs!

    YEA!

  124. Amy says:

    This is awesome. I love quilting!!

  125. Trina says:

    I’m so excited I could squeal!

  126. floribunda says:

    I like all your crafty ideas, but quilting is my favorite — can’t wait for February!

  127. meg says:

    I can not wait!

  128. etk says:

    This is so fun! Thanks!

  129. sarah says:

    Oh Sew Mama Sew. You inspire me so.

  130. Susan in SC says:

    Quilting – stitches for the soul! I can’t wait to start!!! Thank you in advance for the inspiration! Susan in SC

  131. Mary says:

    This is going to be a blast! I can’t wait for February to start!

  132. Clara says:

    I’m looking forward to learning more about quilting!!

  133. Stephanie says:

    I am so excited!!!! Seriously, I wish you could see my face right now. I started quilting last spring and have since made one project. I can’t wait to see the quilt blocks. I want to make a quilt for my queen size bed. Feburary can not get here fast enough!!!!

  134. Nita says:

    Fat Quarters…Quilt month…looks like the beginnings of a new project on a project rotation list! But who can resist the look and feel of new fabric or the lure of starting something new?

  135. Amy says:

    I can hardly wait. The Quilt Block Sew Along sounds fabulous!

  136. Jackie K. says:

    I keep telling myself that I’m not a quilter – but more and more patchwork becomes part of my work. Just ‘coz I’m not making bed quilts doesn’t mean I’m not doing quilt-like things. So I’ll call myself a reluctant quilter – always towards the non-traditional end of things!!

  137. Nicole says:

    I’m looking forward to reading about quilting!

  138. Jackie says:

    This sounds like fun!!

  139. Kris says:

    This is great! I made my first baby quilt 2 days ago, and I want to make a real one! This will be a great learning tool for me! Thanks!!! Kris

  140. Upstatelisa says:

    woohoo! I live to quilt!!!!

  141. Beth G. says:

    I can’t wait!!!

  142. Teresa says:

    Sounds like just what we need to get rid of the winter blah’s!!!!!!

  143. Holly says:

    Looking forward to some fresh inspiration! Thanks!

  144. Stephanie says:

    I haven’t made a full-sized quilt, but I have made some interesting smaller quilted items. I’m interested to see what tidbits and advice you pull together for us!

  145. Jennifer says:

    This is great. It only took me 8 years to finish the twin size quilt I started for my daughter while I was pregnant, now it’s time to begin again. Something small this time.

  146. Ahava Jora says:

    Hmmm… I think this sounds like a good time to finally learn how to quilt. What an exciting month February will be.

  147. Stefanie says:

    novice quilter here so I am super excited for this up coming month!

  148. LouAnne says:

    Yikes! Never thought I’d say it, but NOW I’m looking forward to February. January has been a bummer. I joined the flicker group and have scissors at the ready! Bring it on!
    Vbg,
    LouAnne

  149. Meesa says:

    Cool! I am always looking for more tips and ideas; help me move from “dabbler” to “quilter”!

  150. Susan says:

    So many great ideas, I am so excited. Everyday stopping by this blog is just plain fun! Thanks!

  151. Ashley says:

    YAY! I’ve just gotten into quilting, so I look forward to quilting month!

  152. Joanna says:

    Yeah, quilting month and free fabric!

  153. carmell says:

    WOOT WOOT!!! i love quilting!!!!

  154. Amy says:

    Looking forward to the interviews!

  155. Katie says:

    Wow! This sounds like it’s going to be a great month. I’m super excited!

  156. A quilt-block sew-along is genius. Count me in.

  157. Stephanie says:

    Yay! Can’t wait!

  158. Ann-Margret says:

    The latest updated got me excited enough about working on a new quilt… but scrolling allllll the way down past the comments made it even better. To think that so many people will be participating in such a wonderful pastime! Yay! :)

  159. Mary Curtis says:

    What a great idea!!!! I can’t wait. I joined a local block of the month club here last year, but didn’t finish it, so I’m looking forward to Block of the Week.

  160. HHH says:

    Just in time to push me to finish a quilt for my sisiter!

  161. Regina says:

    What a great way to spend a month – and we get a bonus day, too!!
    I love February!!! :-)

  162. EmmyLizzy says:

    Quilting is my favorite!!! Check out my recently completed quilt made with my favorite heather ross fabrics!!!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/emmylizzy/2199908383/in/set-72157603736375798/

  163. Christine says:

    I’m ready!!

  164. renee says:

    Looking forward to it! I hope this is the month i win some fabric too! I’m itching to start my 2nd quilt.

  165. Deb says:

    Sounds like a great month for lots of projects!

  166. Tracey says:

    Count me in! I am definitely making time for the weekly blocks. This is going to be fun, :)

  167. Cathy says:

    This is perfect timing, just when I’ve decided it’s time to make a quilt.

  168. maggie m. says:

    I am inspired now…what a great month to start a quilting project since Feb can be quite cold and dreary in Ohio…I hope you will have some good tips for those of us new to sewing and quilting!
    Love the site and the fabric I have bought recently has been just perfect.

  169. Kimberly says:

    How wonderful! I can’t wait for February to begin!

  170. Andrea Wheeler says:

    I can’t wait!!! I’ll have the quilting bug, for sure.
    Andrea

  171. Helz says:

    My To Find… Quilting Book List has grown like topsy & How many sleeps till Quilting Month did you say ? Sew Much Fun & Anticipation…

  172. Larici says:

    Perfect timing as I was planning to start my first quilt.

  173. Terri says:

    I can’t wait!

  174. Antoinette says:

    I’ve always been a bit daunted by the idea of quilting – this may be the spur I need to finally have a go. It would be so satisfying to create your own quilt from scratch. I’m really looking forward to the next month of inspiration and ideas!

  175. Carol says:

    Perfect! I’m totally buried with quilting projects right now, so I’m looking forward to resources as well as the interviews and patterns.

  176. skmparis says:

    Cool! I’ve never quilted before but I think I might have to start! I want some fat quarters too!

  177. Jessie says:

    How delightful!!

  178. Libby says:

    I’ve just made my first quilt two weeks ago. I’m so excited about February’s blog. Also, on a side note, my husband just gave me a gift certificate to Sew, Mama, Sew for my birthday today. Yea!

  179. sam says:

    Love your website! Can’t wait to be inspired by all the fabulous ideas you offer!

  180. carolyn says:

    Yeah for quilts…as you may know I’ve been on a roll all year. Im starting my 12th tonight!

  181. Carrie says:

    I love it!!!!! What a great idea!!

  182. Kate - the Odd Duck says:

    February is so close!

  183. Cathe says:

    Looking forward to it!

  184. terri moore says:

    quilting month is going to be wonderful! thank you in advance for all your hard work, sew, mama, sew! i cannot wait for the fun to begin!!!

  185. Kristin says:

    I am so excited for quilting month! I love the idea of a sew-along! I am thinking that each block I make will contain a collection of fabric of the same color, so by the time I am done it will be a rainbow!

  186. Anary says:

    YAHOOOOOOOOO!! I will be here all the time.

  187. Kim says:

    Quilting for a whole month! I’m so excited :D

  188. doki says:

    every month is quilt month in my house! but now i can quilt without guilt :-)

  189. Rick says:

    This is really cool – something new for me to learn about in the world of quilting!

  190. Cindy Hansen says:

    I can’t wait. I’m just beginning to quilt.

  191. Jodie S. says:

    How exciting! Makes me look forward to February for once!!

  192. ~E says:

    So I said I was taking a break from quilting…maybe not. ;) This sounds like way too much fun.

  193. Lisa says:

    Looking forward to quilting month!

  194. Heather K. says:

    I am not a quilter. I would like to be, but have not felt the confidence to take that first step. I want to make a quilt for my husband, but every time I try to start I chicken out. I hope there is some good information for beginners during quilting month.

  195. Stacy says:

    Exciting and motivating, can’t wait!

  196. katie fox says:

    Been wanting to learn more about quilting – just did my first patchwork this winter, thanks to the tutorial you posted from Amy at happy things. can’t wait!

  197. Maryann says:

    I need to start on some new projects, so new fabric will come in handy

  198. Ginny says:

    Looking forward to February!!

  199. Rose L says:

    I’ve never done any quilting before but have been taking notice of the quilts around me (antiques at my in-laws, gifts for my baby boy) and would love to learn how – I’m hoping some of your posts this month will help me get started!

  200. Carrie says:

    I’m so excited! I’ve always wanted to learn to quilt but was never sure where to start. I’m sure you guys will have lots of inspiration to get me going. Can’t wait!!!

  201. Katie says:

    Goodness! I don’t think I can keep up with it all! :-)

  202. Maren says:

    Oh! I can’t wait!!

  203. Funda says:

    I am nearly finished with the Valentine’s Day Flag that was featured in yesterday’s post so quilting month started early for me! Can’t wait to work on the quilt block of the week together.

  204. yvonne says:

    Loved the valentine ideas and really looking forward quilting February !

  205. Regina Smith says:

    Ahhhhh … quilting…. my favorite of all! Looking forwarding to a great month with this great website! Thanks!
    Regina in MI

  206. Jenny says:

    Yay! Quilting! I’ve been sewing for a bit and now want to make a memory quilt for my daughter – this is going to be an inspirational month.

  207. Janet Dugan says:

    Wow, I can’t believe how many comments you’ve received on this post. Do you think we’re all excited about the “quilt along” ? This is such an awesome site. Lots of great info and photos. Thanks for creating! I can’t wait to keep reading!
    Janet

  208. Stephanie says:

    Oh, I am crazy excited about quilting month!! Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeves.

  209. Mean Mommy says:

    Can’t wait! I’ve never made a quilt, so I’ll plan to make my first in March. :)

  210. Rachelle says:

    I have my fabric all picked out and ready for making quilts this month!

  211. Kathryn says:

    I’m stupid excited about this. I hope I actually end up doing some of the tutorials and not getting all drooly and frustrated. I love your sewing events.

  212. Jill says:

    Sounds Great!!! I’ll look forward to it!! Jill

  213. Heather from Ontario Canada says:

    What a wonderful month of fun! I enjoy your blog so very much. Heather from Ontario Canada

  214. dangermom says:

    Looking forward to it! Oh boy!

  215. Yay! I may have to begin quilting now.

  216. Grace Sheppard says:

    Thanks for the great blog – looking forward to seeing all the great fabrics.

  217. claudia says:

    Super! I’m looking forward to starting my first quilt in February!

  218. Michele says:

    I don’t know what I’m more excited about…the Quilt Block Sew-Along or the quilt of the day feature! I’m new to quilting too, and I cannot wait to see what all you ladies have in store for us!

  219. Julia D says:

    Wooo-Hooo!! for Quilt Month.

  220. Dawn says:

    Quilt Month!!! How awesome!!! I’m especially excited about the people who will be contributing to the blog as well. I will be waiting with bated breath!!!

  221. nicole says:

    I love this blog so much and I just found it the other day! I’m excited for Quilting month as I need inspiration sometimes to keep me motivated on my projects. ;-)

  222. heather w. says:

    sounds like so much fun! Cant wait for the quilt squares =)

  223. Jess says:

    I have never made a quilt before and have been wanting to do one for some time now. I have committed myself to beginning my first quilt in February. Very, very excited!

  224. Leah H says:

    Sounds fun… it just might get me to start the quilts I have the fabric purchased for….

  225. Shelley says:

    I can’t wait either!!!

  226. Claudia~L says:

    I’m new to quilting – but have been sewing for as long as I can remember. I can’t wait to see what you have waiting for us!

  227. Margaret says:

    Perfect timing. You guys are great.

  228. Myra says:

    I am looking forward to it!

  229. Kat says:

    That sounds really fun!

  230. April M. says:

    Love quilting!

  231. Mika says:

    Quilt a day! I’m looking forward to seeing these pictures.

  232. Amy says:

    I have just started quilting and I’m REALLY excited to see what you have in store for this month!

  233. ellen says:

    Great idea! Cant wait to get started.

  234. Pat says:

    Sounds like fun. Thanks!

  235. Mama Urchin says:

    It’s going to be so much fun to see what you have collected to share with us.

  236. Michele says:

    Look at ALL of these quilt enthusiasts! I bet this month is going to be so much FUN!
    Michele

  237. Kari Wilcher says:

    Yeah! Quilt Month is here! I’m so excited I am falling “in pieces!” :)

  238. andrea says:

    looking forward to all of the expertise and inspiration. have never made a quilt but am excited to try.

  239. Stephanie K says:

    Oh, I can’t wait!

  240. Katie Mitchell says:

    I love this website! Maybe I’ll actually start quilting!

  241. Count me in!

  242. Rebecca says:

    looking forward to all the inspiration!

  243. Tex says:

    I’m “recovering” my sewing space even as we speak, to start a quilt top.

  244. K says:

    I recently found you through AfricanKelli and I’m loving all your tips and ideas. I JUST started quilting, so this will be perfect for me. Thanks! :)

  245. Chris Worthy says:

    Wonderful! I can’t wait to get started!

  246. trishia says:

    how very exciting! I am just starting my path down Stitch Lane and should be getting some new fabrics in the post within a week- just in time for quilt month!

  247. Amanda says:

    Wow, I can’t wait for this to start! I’ve only made two lap quilts before so I can’t wait to start improving my technique!

  248. Amanda says:

    Wow, I can’t wait for this to start! I”m new to quilting and I can’t wait to start improving my technique!

  249. Heather says:

    It sounds like an exciting month.

  250. Sarah M says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  251. Laurie says:

    great, although I think 2008 should be the quilting year!

  252. Tamara says:

    This is great. I’m a new quilter looking forward to learning a lot! Thanks for having quilt month.

  253. kathy says:

    Yes! I need some inspiration for my sisters twins who will arrive in late may!

  254. lauren says:

    This is my favorite theme month yet!

  255. rachel says:

    This should be good–maybe it will kick start me back into quilting. It’s been far too long. I like the quilt block sew alongs!

  256. Felecia says:

    I’m not sure how I’m supposed to get any work done (there’s a great big stack of books waiting to be cataloged) if I keep visiting this incredible blog!

  257. Christie says:

    it all sounds so cool. perhaps we’ll squeeze a quilt block or two outta me. I’ve never tried.

  258. Paula says:

    I am looking forward to quilting month! I am a beginner quilter and excited about learning more! Quilting is such fun! Thanks so much! Have a lovely weekend!

  259. Kelli says:

    I can’t wait! Looking forward to the articles and interviews!

  260. Cool! Can’t wait to see what you girls come up with!

    With friendship,
    Lisa

  261. Robyn says:

    I can’t wait for the sew-a-long! Ready and willing – looking forward to learning something new!

  262. Zainab says:

    Love quilting and wish to become better in it. Maybe this will be my chance :-)

  263. Beth says:

    this is awesome.

  264. Tammy says:

    I can’t wait! :)

  265. Amy says:

    oh this all sounds so great! Can’t wait!

  266. Judy D. says:

    i’m really looking forward to february now, especially the quilt-a-long. thank you!

  267. Lil' d says:

    I plan on getting up the courage to make a quilt. I can’t wait to see hwt you have planned.

  268. tammie says:

    maybe 2008 will be the year I make my first quilt! I’m not making any promises yet – but it sounds like fun! thanks.

  269. Emily says:

    This will be great incentive to haul out all of those squares I cut last February and actually sew them together!

  270. Becky says:

    As a relatively new (re-discovered) quilter I am very excited about Quilt month. Problem is I am still working on the Handmade Holidays projects :) I should really have a leg up on Christmas this year.

  271. Helen says:

    Ooh – quilt block sew alongs sound like fun! I’m in!

  272. amanda says:

    Yeah! I so need this. Thanks for keeping me creating!

  273. Maria L says:

    Looking forward to next month!

  274. Tabitha says:

    Yahoo! Oh I just love this site! I’ve just started really getting into my quilting and I’m very much looking forward to “Quilting Month”!

  275. Oh, I’m excited! This sounds like so much fun!

  276. Janice C says:

    Great! I’m making Project Linus quilts and can use new pattern ideas.

  277. amandajean says:

    I’m really looking forward to quilt month!

  278. heather t says:

    Yay for quilting month!

  279. Andrea says:

    Excellent idea. i shall be taking part in this as i have wanted to make some blocks for ages now I have an added incentive!

  280. Cathy says:

    This is going to be so much fun! I’m just starting to do some piece work! Thanks!

  281. Victoria says:

    February Quilting Month sounds great ! I can hardly wait for it to start !

  282. Lilia says:

    I’m not a quilter but I am looking forward to working on a block or two.

  283. Teddi says:

    Can’t wait for quilt month. Was feeling a little bit of withdrawal after the holidays – now something to look forward to.. .woo hoo!

  284. Lisa Boyer says:

    Quilting Month….yay! I’m so excited!

  285. Sarah says:

    What awesome features for quilting month! And a good motivator to stop lurking and comment…

  286. shannon says:

    hooray for quilting month! I’ve been looking forward to it, can’t wait to get started!

  287. Camille says:

    Sounds like fun! There is nothing better than quilting! You have such a fun site!

  288. Andrea says:

    Sounds like so much fun. I had better run and finish up my current projects so I have time to play along.

  289. Lynne says:

    What a great time of year to start something new, colorful, and fabric-y! Can’t wait!!!

  290. Debbie J. says:

    I love your blog and love quilting. Am looking forward to your February posts!

  291. kara says:

    Sounds great!! Looking forward to it!

  292. anita says:

    Sounds like February is going to be fun, can’t wait!

    anita

  293. Lauren says:

    Oh wonderful! That is just the inspiration I’ve been needing to get to work on a quilt for my baby-to-be! I adore this site!

  294. Wendy says:

    I *heart* quilting. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for February.

  295. Liz Reese says:

    this sounds like fun!

  296. Donna says:

    Quilters are good people – that’s my new motto after a perfect stranger drove me across town and back after I locked my keys in my car in the fabric store parking lot a few weekends ago. I only hope my friend and I paid her back by helping her match some fabrics for a quilt she was working on.

  297. alison says:

    Wow – you have been busy getting ready for Quilting Month – I’m looking forward to it!

  298. veronica says:

    eeeee! this is going to be fun :)

  299. Michelle says:

    yay! Happy Quilting Month!

  300. Donna says:

    I’m new to quilting, so I’m excited to learn more! Thank you so much for sharing!

  301. Sequana says:

    I’ve been looking forward to this ever since you announced it. We quilters can never have too many tips and patterns. *S*

  302. Joanne says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun! Woohoo! Bring on quilting.

  303. Toni says:

    how cool and exciting!!

  304. Emily V. says:

    I’m starting my first quilt right now and I’m honestly pushing it back a little bit even though I’m so excited to jump in just because I can’t wait to get the tips for Quilting Month. I could have used your advice on batting yesterday when I sat at the store for 30 minutes going back and forth and feeling every kind of batting! It was on sale so I had to make a decision, and I think I’m happy with the one I choose… :) Can’t wait for all the fun!

  305. Lola says:

    I have an obsessive compulsive quilting disorder….Must……quilt…..everything!!

  306. Christy says:

    A theme after my own heart! I cannot wait to see what wonderful things you have in store for us. Thank you for all the great information!

  307. Shelly says:

    This is so cool. You gals are the best!

  308. Jessi says:

    I posted this morning about my grandmothers’ quilting stash, read about it here: http://www.aestheticonion.com

  309. Melissa says:

    yea! sounds like fun

  310. Jessica says:

    So EXCITING!

  311. Liz says:

    I haven’t delved into the world of quilting yet, but I’ve been wanting to. Sounds like February will be the month for me.

  312. Gina says:

    exciting stuff!

  313. Kristin L says:

    Woo hoo! Looking forward to lots of quilty goodness.

  314. Jenn says:

    Yay! I just happen to be making two quilts right now, so this inspiration is coming at a good time!

  315. Stacy T says:

    Cant wait!! I am actually getting ready to tackle the baby’s bedding and that will include her quilt. I have all the pieces cut just waiting on the cotton prewound bobbins as I usually use poly with my diaper business. :D

  316. Ellen says:

    woot woot!

  317. Courtney says:

    Thinking: *wish i had more time, wish i had more time, wish i had more time*
    Is it coming true yet?
    I love quilting, but I’ve yet to finish my first project!
    I’m so excited about reading your tips this month.

  318. Jen says:

    Oh, I’m getting sooo excited for this! YAY! I can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with!

  319. Autumn Bagley says:

    You’re the BEST!

  320. Jen says:

    Yay! I can’t wait to start on the quilting block sew-along. Thanks so much!

  321. Alissa says:

    I started a quilting table runner this week… better than trying a whole quilt first. It’s so fun and very new for me! I’m excited for quilting month!

  322. Christa says:

    I just came across your blog a few days ago and I love it. I just got my first sewing machine in december and I am getting ready to teach myself to sew and your site has some fab information!
    thank you

  323. Amber says:

    Oh, I am so excited about this – especially since I have 3 quilts in progress right now!

  324. Shelley Jo says:

    yipppeee! I love quilts and quilting!

  325. Sarah says:

    YIPEE!

  326. Alisha says:

    I’ve been checking out the blogs linked above and am getting quite excited about quilting month!

  327. Stephanie says:

    Wow, just found this blog! Thanks for the inspiration to be active and sew, not just look at other great projects and wish “if only I had the time…” This helps me to find the time!

  328. Alissa says:

    Quilting is my new obsession so I couldn’t be happier with all the info you’ll be giving us through the next month!! Thanks!!

  329. Sandra :) says:

    This is going to be fun – my rotary cutter and rulers are ready and waiting! ;)

  330. Jennifer says:

    I’m an avid quilter! I’ve been waiting for February! Of course, being a textile artist, most of my quilts are rather non-traditional and hang on the wall. But I still use traditional techniques to make them.

    I can’t wait!

  331. Jessi says:

    My grandmother used to handquilt and those are my favorite quilts I own, I’d love to get some advice on handquilting.

  332. Lia says:

    That’s exciting! I just made my first quilt, so this is great timing!

  333. sharon says:

    ooooh!

  334. Sherry says:

    Oh Groovy! A quilt block sew along!!!

  335. Trish says:

    Oh my, I’m salivating at the thought of all of this inspiration! it’s going to be so hard to hard for it all to start!

  336. Audrey says:

    I love this site! I get so much inspiration from your posts. I’m a novice quilter so I’m looking forward to getting a whole month of quilting ideas :)

  337. Avlor says:

    Oh, I love the idea of the quilt block sew along. I’m teaching photo editing classes the next couple months. So I’ll be a bit behind, but I think I want to try the sew along. ;)

  338. dianne says:

    Quilting month? I LOVE it! Can’t wait to get started with you . . .

  339. Jen says:

    This is great! I need a little inspiration thats fresh and new. Sometimes looking at all the old stuff I have makes me tired. This is exactly what I need! Thank you.

  340. Jen says:

    I cannot wait!! I just “found” the art of quilting this summer and am looking forward to more patterns and more tips and hints!

  341. Annika says:

    I’m so excited! I think I’ll make February Quilting Month at my house, too.

  342. meredith says:

    I am so excited – I signed up for a FAIRY QUILTS swap on Swap Bot. It’s in March but I’m sure I’ll have it done by the end of February. http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/10039

  343. jane says:

    This should be inspiration to finally finish the quilt I started in the fall of 1998! We’ll see!

  344. Concha says:

    That sounds a lot of fun! I love your commitment towards the crafty community!

  345. Cat says:

    Ooh, I love the idea of a quilt block sew-along! Thanks for including that.

  346. Heather says:

    I have been saving some old t-shirts that my son has outgrown with his favorite thing in the world on them – cars. I want to make them into a big cozy quilt for him to have and snuggle up with. I have never made a quilt, so I am looking to Sew, Mama, Sew for lots of tips, tricks, ideas and inspiration! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!

  347. jennie says:

    I’m so glad you’re doing this!

  348. Kendra Cope says:

    I’m looking forward to increasing my repertoire of quilt blocks- I’m just barely getting started and have only really worked with squares and rectangles. Still feeling intimidated by triangles! Can’t wait for the tutorials!

  349. Staci says:

    I have come full circle. I am a quilter who has been inspired to do some craft sewing because of your site. I have made some really fun and adorable projects that I found on SMS. Now I am excited to quilt again!

  350. I’m looking forward to this! I have a quilt in mind so maybe this is just the motivation I need. :-)

  351. Kathleen says:

    I. can’t. wait. for quilt month to begin!!!

  352. Laura says:

    This is the perfect reason to start my first quilt. I can’t wait to see what everyone is working on!

  353. Jill says:

    Looking forward to the handstitching help – I can use some refreshers in that area.

  354. Molly says:

    Yeah!!!! I’m looking forward to February now. I’m glad we get a bonus day this year!

  355. Lorajean says:

    This is so exciting! I have about 10 little quilts to make from fat quarters and I was thinking February would be a good month to those done. Now I’ll have some one else to play with too! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  356. Jane says:

    I’m looking forward to all the ‘new’ ideas that you and your special guests will have. Quilt block sew along sounds fun… it’s always great to see other peoples’ color choices for the same block.

  357. Lynn says:

    that sounds fabulous. I can’t think of anything more exciting than quilting month!

  358. Laura says:

    I’m really excited about quilt month. I’m fairly new to quilting, and I know that all of the posts will be tremendously helpful to me. Keep up the good work!

  359. Caron Mosey says:

    I can’t WAIT to see what you do with Quilt Month! Glad you’re in my blog reader!

    Caron in Michigan
    http://blog.caronmosey.com

  360. Samantha VanDerPuy says:

    I am SO excited for quilting month. I can’t wait for inspiration and lovely ideas! Unfortunately fabric shops are hard to come by where I live…..looks like I’ll be visiting the shop section of sew mama sew instead! can’t wait!

  361. Katie says:

    I’m so excited! I just took a refresher quilting class at my local craft store and picked up the book Last Minute Patchwork + Quilt Gifts. Looking forward to more inspiration…

  362. Marla says:

    It’s so exciting to see what’s instore for us all. What fun!

  363. Helen Gillis says:

    This sounds FUN – I can’t wait to begin.
    Thank you! Love your site.
    Helen in Malden, Massachusetts

  364. froghair says:

    how exciting! I can’t wait to get started!

  365. emily says:

    exciting!

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