Monday, January 1, 2018

Let's Get This Party Started and Annoucements


Let's start with the first big announcement...I am happy to share that I will be one of the co-hosts for the 2018 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop!!!  I'm so excited (and a bit scared I've never really hosted anything) to be participating in this event.  It's one I feel very strongly about and support.  I owe this hop to many of the online quilt friendships that I have.  Participating was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Registration for the hop will open on February 1st and we will be sharing more information and details in the coming days/weeks.  If you have been quilt blogging for less than 3 years I hope you will consider signing up.  It's a great resource to learn more about blogging and make friendships that you will treasure.

Speaking of such things....


I had the pleasure to meet Karen at Tu-Na Quilts, Travels and Eats this past fall at a retreat at Julie at Pink Doxies (who I met from the 2015 NQBBH).  I participated with Karen in the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop.  I discovered when she linked up to my UFO Confessions post last week that she was lacking in some bee blocks and part of her UFOing would be to make additional blocks for her quilts.  I did the only thing I could do...I hive crashed again.


Hopefully, these two Cheerio/Lifesaver blocks and 


this Wanta Fanta block will help a bit.  Another cool fact about these blocks are: they contain a bit of orange fabric that Sandra sent me when we did the Rainbow Rose QAL, it contains an orange bit from a charm pack I won at a give away from Preeti at Sew Preeti Quilts (a 2014 NQBBH alumni I believe), and orange from the bee blocks I sent to Helen at Midget Gem Quilts (who I met during the 2015 NQBBH).   

My next bit of New Years sewing was sewing with my dear friend, Sandra at mmm!quilts (you guessed it, I met her during the 2015 NQBBH)  We decided earlier this weekend we would not let the miles that separate us keep us a part.  The Sewcial Bee Sampler hosted earlier in the year by Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell has been on our bucket list since it first started.  We vowed that we would eventually make this quilt together.  No time like the present.  Our only rules are we sew the blocks at the same time.  This weekend we texted back and forth with each other as we sewed.  I see Facetiming in our future as well.  As the count down to the new year was on, we found ourselves with block one and two finished.


Then earlier today, we made time to piece together block three.


I look forward to piecing the other 22 blocks over the next couple of weeks with her, as we find time to sneak them in.


I hope you pop back over on Wednesday when I share my latest UFO finish.  I squeaked one last one in at the end of the year.  Then I will officially start the weekly UFO Busting Linky Party on Saturday, January 6th!


The party will be pretty relaxed.  If you are working on a UFO come share it!  Need help with a UFO come ask for help.  Starting to work on a UFO come link up, and lets talk about why it became a UFO.  It also applies to WIP's as well.  I just love talking about UFO's because it always makes non quilters get a strange look on their face.  So I hope you will join me this year on Saturdays and watch the quilting skies to see what we can see.  Was it a bird?  Was it a plane?  No!  It's a Sun Bonnet Sue from 1985 :)


 Today I'm linking up with Main Crush Monday.

15 comments:

Stitchin At Home said...

The four of you will make wonderful hosts for new quilt bloggers!

Sandra Walker said...

OMG Sunbonnet Sue from 1985!!! I laughed out loud, think I spit some water (good thing it wasn't wine...drank that with supper) on the screen. Okay, guess I better go write my post about this hop thang, eh?! ;-)

piecefulwendy said...

I am so excited to see the four of you hosting this year! How fun is that?! I also have to thank you, Tish, once again for the inspiration to pull my UFOs out, which also lead to my sewing room getting cleaned up and reorganized. I was happily sewing down there today. Was I sewing a UFO?? Nope! A new little project. Hahahaha. I don't have a Sunbonnet Sue from 1985, but I do have some oldies. Yikes!

Nancy J said...

Well done to be a host for 2018, and reading between the lines, you are going to have a very busy year. FaceTime, or Skype, a great way to link up a fellow quilter too far away to travel. And the fabrics in your blocks, each one tells a wonderful story,a memory in each colour. Too hot here to sew, about 31C!!!

Louise said...

I'm so happy to hear that the UFO party will be a casual, drop-in sort of affair. I'd like to participate now and then and it's good to know that I can show up in my jammies, with my hair a bit wonky, and bits of thread in my coffee. I stumbled across some link up thing last week that had a list of rules as long as my arm. If you didn't sew something in one month, you weren't allowed to participate the next month unless you PAID MONEY. WHA??? Crazy. Give me casual any day!

Have fun with the New Quilters BBH!

Lisa J. said...

Have fun hosting the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop this year. The 2015 nqbbh was the best thing in my quilty life as well. I'll link up with you and the WIPs at some point.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I am so thankful you are going to co-host the new quilt bloggers blog hop this year, Tish. Thank you so much!! I'm sure your positive outlook and energy will be a great match.

Cheryl said...

I am so excited that you will be co-hosting the new blogger's hop! I can't wait to meet the new bloggers.

Stephanie @Quilt'n Party said...

I think it's wonderful you will be co-hosting the New Quilt Bloggers Hop this year. I will definitely be following along!

Preeti said...

It is coming back to me - you did win a charm pack. Wasn't that two years ago? Gosh, time flies. You are that person that brings every stray cat home - aren't you? Similarly, your contribution to worthy causes (Bees, Hops, ancontinues. I have no UFOs. Yes, that is my story and I am sticking to it. Wishing you lots of quilty joys and excitement in the new year.

Janice Holton said...

What a great group of hosts for the NQBBH!! You guys will be great! I too, want to thank you for getting me to write up my list of UFO's and WIP's. I was surprised at how many I have and how many are so close to being finished. I think the next thing I need to do is type up that list and keep it in front of my face so when something is done, I can take pleasure in checking something off and a quick look at my list to see what to work on next!

Janice Holton said...

What a great group of hosts for the NQBBH!! You guys will be great! I too, want to thank you for getting me to write up my list of UFO's and WIP's. I was surprised at how many I have and how many are so close to being finished. I think the next thing I need to do is type up that list and keep it in front of my face so when something is done, I can take pleasure in checking something off and a quick look at my list to see what to work on next!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Congratulations. Enjoy being a host. You and Sandra have formed a wonderful friendship.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I left a big long comment on Sandra's which I will just regurgitate here. I can think of no better hosts than Sandra Beth and yourself for the blog hop, except of course for all of the previous hosts! You will do a splendiferous job on it , you get on so well together and that will really come across. I know I treasure my pretend friends from the bloghop, yourself, Sandra, Beth, Julie, Preeti and Anja to name one or two. I look forward to this. x

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Oh, that is the nicest thing, your Hive Crashing for Karen. You have put a smile on my face this morning.

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