<![CDATA[Quilting Is My Bliss - Blog]]>Sat, 21 Oct 2017 13:34:57 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Longarm Quilting Workbook Blog Hop Winner!]]>Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:11:45 GMThttp://quiltingismybliss.com/blog/longarm-quilting-workbook-blog-hop-winnerHappy Friday everyone!  Thank you so much for following along with me on the blog hop for my new book Longarm Quilting Workbook.  I was seriously overwhelmed with all the awesome comments.  And yes I did read each and every one of them....all 187.  Wow!  Well, we have a couple winners.   Picture

​Janet T. has won the grand prize with the mini whole cloth.


​Debbie Schulze won the second prize package.

I have emailed both of the winners so please check your email and get back to me with your address.

Thank you to all of my friends who were so kind to do a book review and join in on our blog hop.  I would also like to thank my sponsors again for all the fabulous prizes Quilters Dream Batting, Freespirit/Westminister fabrics, Moda/United Notions, and Superior threads. 

I still have books available if anyone would like to purchase an autographed copy please go to my shop.

Have a great weekend and Happy Quilting!

<![CDATA[Blog Hop - Longarm Quilting Workbook - Final Day]]>Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:41:50 GMThttp://quiltingismybliss.com/blog/blog-hop-longarm-quilting-workbook-final-dayContest is closed.  Thank you!

Happy Day!  You have reached the final post of my blog hop. I have enjoyed reading all the posts and reviews of my book.  Thank you so much to all my participants.  I appreciate you and could not have done this without you.

I sure hope everyone has enjoyed visiting all the different blogs. If you have missed it you can always look back at my previous blog post and go visit them.  They are a talented bunch who I'm very happy to call my friends.

Well, let's get down to some fun stuff! Who wants to win some prizes? Thank you to Free Spirit Fabrics/Westminster Fabrics, Moda/United Notions, Quilters Dream Batting and Superior Threads for donating these fine prizes!  


​ First Prize:
  • Tula Pink Spirit Animal FQ Bundle - Free Spirit Fabric
  • Quilters Dream 80/20 Queen Size Batting
  • Superior Threads - So Fine 50 - 2 Cones of Thread
  • 20 x 20 Wholecloth Quilt - Made by Teresa Silva
  • Longarm Quilting Workbook - Autographed ​​

Second Prize:
  • United Notions/Moda Fabrics - Fig Tree Solid FQ Bundle
  • Quilters Dream Pink Twin Size Batting
  • Superior Threads - SO Fine 50 - 1 Cone of Thread
  • Longarm Quilting Workbook - Autographed
oAll you have to do to enter this giveaway is to leave me a comment. You can comment on the book or just something you are working on...I would love to hear from you.  Also, please make sure I have a way to contact you when I choose a winner. You have until Friday, October 20 at 4:00 p.m. pacific time to leave a comment.  I will randomly chose a name.  Good luck everyone and thank you so much for all of your support and for following along this blog hop!

Happy Quilting!

<![CDATA[Blog Hop - Day 1 - Longarm Quilting Workbook]]>Wed, 27 Sep 2017 23:15:00 GMThttp://quiltingismybliss.com/blog/blog-hop-day-1-longarm-quilting-workbookWelcome to the first day of the Blog Hop for my new book Longarm Quilting Workbook.  I’m excited to have so many awesome people helping me review this book and help share some of the information from the book. 

We will also have prizes!  Lots of prizes, thanks to some very generous donations from Free Spirit/Westminister Fabrcs, United Notions/Moda Fabrics, Quilters Dream Batting, and Superior threads. I will also be giving away copies of my book and a beautiful whole cloth quilt.

I thought I would start this blog hop off with a couple pictures of some of the whole cloth quilts I made for this book. These were so fun to make and I give some detailed instructions how you can re-create some of these or hopefully inspire you to make something you equally love! They are very fun to make and a great way to practice your new motifs you learn in this book.

This first quilt is one of my favorites from the book.  This is called Medallion Stars Lap Quilt.  As you can see, I pretty much did every motif I could think of on this quilt.  I marked the stars out and pretty much just made it up as I went. It was so fun to create. 
Scalloped Center Table Runner was created on a beautiful piece of Moda Bella Solid in yellow (Sorry I don't remember the exact color).  For this quilt I really wanted a zig zag design to run in the background behind the scalloped center. It was easy to achieve and so fun to create. I tell you how to in Chapter 3 - Doodling and Drawing.
​Doodle Table topper was created just by loading a solid piece of fabric and quilting from the heart!  I highly recommend you first practice your designs on paper, then practice on fabric. What do you have to lose?  It’s also a fun way to look back a year or two later and see how far you have come.  
Okay...let's get down to business.  Please follow along our blog hop until the very end and I'll tell you how to get signed up for these fabulous prizes and as an added bonus you will visit some very talented quilters along the way!  Thank you again to Freespirt/Westminister Fabric, Moda/United Notions, Superior Threads and Quilters Dream Batting.

The Grand Prize winner will receive this awesome little package!
  • Quilter's Dream 80/20 Queen Size Batting
  • Tula Pink "Spirit Animal" Fat Quarter Bundle by Free Spirit Fabric
  • So Fine 50 Thread by Superior Threads - 2 cones
  • Longarm Quilting Workbook - by Teresa Silva
  • 20 x 20 Whole Cloth Quilt - Made by Me!
And the Second Prize winner will receive this.
  • Quilters Dream Twin Size Pink Batting
  • Fig Tree Solid Fat Quarter Bundle by United Notions/Moda Fabrics
  • So Fine Thread by Superior Threads - 1 Cone
  • Longarm Quilting Workbook - by Teresa Silva

Here is the line up for the blog tour:

Head on over to Free Spirit Fabrics tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Nancy Jewell – Free Spirit Fabric - http://freespiritfabric.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Leslie Meltzer – 50 sq ft studios - http://www.50sqftstudios.com/
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Carrie Nelson – Moda Fabrics - http://blog.modafabrics.com/
Friday, October 6, 2017
Jane Kinzie – Quilter’s Dream Batting - http://quiltersdreambatting.blogspot.com/
Monday, October 9, 2017
Kristen McVane – Instagram: Stashquilts  (Please leave her a comment and come back tomorrow to our blog hop.)  She will be giving away a Longarm Quilting Workbook.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Carl Hentsch – 3 Dog Design - http://3dogdesignco.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Helen Ernst Longarm Quilting - http://www.helenernstlongarmquilting.com/
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Julie Herman – Jaybird Quilts - http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/
Friday, October 13, 2017
Karen Miller – Redbird Quilt Co. -  http://karensquiltscrowscardinals.blogspot.com
Monday, October 16, 2017
Linda and Carl Sullivan – Colourwerx - https://colourwerx.wordpress.com/
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Teresa Silva – Quilting is My Bliss - http://www.quiltingismybliss.com
You can purchase the Longarm Quilting Workbooks at the following sites:
http://www.quiltingismybliss.com  (For an autographed copy)

Thank you so much for following along with me!  


<![CDATA[My Book is Here!]]>Tue, 26 Sep 2017 22:16:30 GMThttp://quiltingismybliss.com/blog/my-book-is-hereLet me introduce you to Longarm Quilting Workbook!  I'm so very excited for you to take a look.  Before I wrote this book I had absolutely no idea how much work went into writing a book.  I figured it would be very time consuming but had no idea how much time. I feel like I put my heart and soul into this book and I'm so proud of how it has turned out. When I actually got a real life copy, I actually got light headed from the excitement of it. It was better than I could have every imagined it.  It's a hard cover, spiral bound book so it makes an awesome resource to use while your quilting or just open it up and practice your doodles. I hope it inspires you to get quilting or try something new!  Book image is courtesy of F & W Media who did a fabulous job with this cover.

On Monday, October 2, 2017 myself and a few of my friends are hosting a blog hop.  You will definitely want to come back on Monday to find out the details!  I have some fabulous prizes to be given away from Quilters Dream Batting, Free Spirit fabric, Moda Fabrics, Superior threads, and a whole cloth made by me. 

If you would like to purchase a signed copy of my book, just click on the shop tab at the top and I'll send you one.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll see you here next Monday.


<![CDATA[Exciting News!]]>Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:46 GMThttp://quiltingismybliss.com/blog/exciting-newsHi Everyone!  I have some exciting news....I wrote a longarm quilting book. It's a longarm quilting workbook with some tips on basic skills, techniques and motifs/designs to help get you started with your longarm quilting.  It is also a great book for those of you that already longarm quilt as I have some fun ideas on how to quilt something, to motifs/designs, a couple projects and lots of eye candy included!

My book is scheduled to release on October 4, 2017 and will be spiral bound for $30.95.  If you would like to purchase a copy of my book you can find it in my shop.  I'll be autographing each book and sending it out as soon as it arrives.  

Thank you to everyone for all of your support.  I'm anxious for you to see my new book!

Happy Quilting!

<![CDATA[Winner - New York Beauties & Flying Geese]]>Mon, 15 May 2017 21:32:38 GMThttp://quiltingismybliss.com/blog/winner-new-york-beauties-flying-geeseWe have a winner!  Linda Willamson I have sent you an email. Please send me your information so I can give to Carl to send you one of his books.  Thank you everyone for following our blog hop for Carl's new book.  It was so fun to read all the comments.

Happy Quilting!

<![CDATA[New York Beauties & Flying Geese by Carl Hentsch]]>Thu, 04 May 2017 13:00:00 GMThttp://quiltingismybliss.com/blog/new-york-beauties-flying-geese-by-carl-hentsch

Hello there!  Welcome to my new website.  I'm so excited to kick this off with Carl's new book on this blog tour.  If you haven't heard about Carl you need to check out his Instagram and Facebook 3DogDesign.  He is a very talented book/pattern designer.  His talent for choosing color palettes for his quilts is outstanding. And his piecing skills are to die for.  Perfect piecing! A longarm quilter's dream come true!

I have been in awe of his talent for about 2 years now, so when Carl contacted me a couple years ago and asked if I would like to quilt a couple of his quilts for his new book I was, of course, thrilled to be able to be a part of this project. Carl sent me these gorgeous quilts and told me to do what ever I wanted.  Here are a couple of pictures I took of these wonderful quilts before I sent them home.

This first one is called Pandemonium - Jewels of the Amazon.  Look at these colors he put together..they are Kaffe Fassett shot cottons paired with a large floral print.  
This quilt is called Twin Dragons - The Legend of Yin and Yang.  What a great quilt this would make for a guy.  I know we all struggle with choosing a good guy quilt.  This one is definitely it! 
And this quilt is called Sorbet - 32 flavors.  Can you say Yummy!  Again his fabric choices are just spot on.  
I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of Carl's book and was able to try one of these patterns out.  I have to say, when I first started quilting for him I was thinking there is no way I could piece something this gorgeous and probably wouldn't attempt it.  After reading his book, I thought I would make up a project to share on this blog post.  It was so easy to make. The arcs are all done using foundation paper piecing and went together so beautifully! I decided to make Rust after I fell in love with the quilt he did for Tula Pink's booth made out of Tabby Road.  I chose Slow and Steady by Tula Pink as my fabric choice.  Here is the quilt all made up, quilted and even bound!
The only issue I had was I needed to trim the solid blocks on two sides down by 1/4" in order for them to sit on top of the previous arcs, like clamshells. Just a little tidbit to share with you as that is not in the book.  I had some fun custom quilting it! 
And I have to share this sweet little quilt model of mine!  This is my Bella and she loves my new quilt and of course, Carl's book.  
I would highly recommend this book  to anyone out there that wants to try something a little different.  He has so many beautiful quilts including pillows in this book.  So many different variations of the quilts can be made just by switching out the arcs.

Here is the line up for the blog tour:

Mon. May 1:
C&T Publishing | http://www.ctpub.com/blog/
Tues. May 2:
Scott Hansen http://bluenickelstudios.com/blog/
Wed. May 3:
Sandy Whitelaw: https://upstairshobbyroom.blogspot.ca/
Thurs. May 4:
Teresa Silva: http://quiltingismybliss.com
Fri. May 5:
Angie Wilson: http://www.gnomeangel.com/
Mon. May 8:
Tracy Mooney (Generation Q Magazine): http://generationqmagazine.com/
Tues. May 9:
Pink Door Fabrics: Instagram @pinkdoorfabrics
Web. May 10:
Melissa Shields: http://www.quiltingroomwithmel.com/
Thurs. May 11:
Sara Lawson: http://sewsweetness.com/blog
Fri. May 12:
Carl Hentsch (me): http://3dogdesignco.blogspot.com/

Let's have a little fun! Carl will send out a new book to any one in the US and a digital copy to anyone out of the states.  Leave me a comment and let me know which project you think you would like to make out of Carl's book.  I'll choose a winner on May 15 so make sure and check back here to see who won!

I appreciate you stopping by and I can't wait to see your projects.  Happy Quilting!

<![CDATA[Sharon's Quilt]]>Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:27:44 GMThttp://quiltingismybliss.com/blog/sharons-quiltI recently quilted this gorgeous Pixie Medallion quilt for Sharon of Color Girl Quilts.  I had some fun custom quilting it for her.  Here are a couple pics of this finished beauty.
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have found my new website okay.  Happy Quilting!

<![CDATA[Welcome!]]>Sat, 04 Mar 2017 01:05:42 GMThttp://quiltingismybliss.com/blog/welcomeHi There!  Thanks for visiting my website. I'm going to try and keep this updated a little better than I have in the past.  You can see my past blog posts at quiltingismybliss.blogspot.com  I'm in the middle of converting my blog to a website. 

I want to share my love of quilting with everyone and hope you will follow along with my journey. I have a couple of exciting things happening this year towards the fall.  I've been working hard on a big project that I can't share with you quite yet.