What’s a Blog Tour?

joinforblogtour4 2001 Whats a Blog Tour? If you’ve never been on a blog tour, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Since Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour is next week, Nov. 7 to 11, this seems like a good time to explain how it works.

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Volume 4 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks goes on sale Nov. 15, and the blog tour is to expose you to all the fun aspects of this issue as the time draws near. Sometimes these events are called blog “hops,” which is more descriptive of what actually happens.

Each day we’ll share a post featuring links to several designers’ blogs from 100 Blocks, and you can hop from one blog to another. Each designer will share a little something about her or his design: what inspired it, how to use it or ways to vary it. Each blog will have a giveaway of the issue so you’ll have many, many chances to win!

BLOG TOUR PRZ 44 300x225 Whats a Blog Tour? We’ll have numerous giveaways here as well. We have all kinds of prizes from designers and industry partners to give away: fabric, patterns, books and more!

BLOG TOUR PRZ 22 300x225 Whats a Blog Tour? Each day’s featured sponsor has contributed something for that day’s bundle of prizes. (You’ll want to visit their websites for more giveaway opportunities.) Each of three daily prize bundles will include a copy of 100 Blocks, a much-coveted 100 blocks mug and more.

You’ll get sneak previews of some of the blocks each day. This always gets the creative juices flowing!

joinforblogtour4 2002 Whats a Blog Tour? The blog tour is loads of fun. Plan to spend a little time on it each day if you can, but if you can’t, the posts will remain up for you to enjoy. At the end, I guarantee your head will be spinning with quilty ideas, and what could be better than that?!

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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19 Responses to What’s a Blog Tour?

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  2. judy rahaeuser says:

    The blogs are ALL so different. The ones that included a mini “tutorial” on how to make their block was wonderful for me!
    Couldn’t get into some of the sites and “dear olde computer guru” has gone to bed!
    thanks for the treat!

  3. Lucy says:

    Looking forward to your “Blog Tour”. I have no clue what I’m getting into or what to expect since it all sounds mysterious and exciting.

  4. Silvia Wright says:

    Never been on a blog tour before. Looks like this might be something I will enjoy. See you all later

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  6. Vanessa(Nessa) says:

    Hi I too have never done this before it should be exciting. Nessa

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  8. Barbara says:

    Looking forward to all you have in store for us….keep the creativity coming!

  9. nadine says:

    Having a lot of fun figuring out how to blog.

  10. Sherry Caldwell says:

    Never been on a blog tour… I am so excited to get started.

  11. PJB says:

    I’ve never done a blog tour before, but this looks great.

  12. Shirley says:

    Haven’t done this before, but I am looking forward to trying something new!

  13. Cindy says:

    Love Quiltmaker Magazine & the “100″ Block issues. Have never been on a “blog” tour and I’m looking forward to the adventure and previewing the blocks.

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  15. Kay Facer says:

    Definitely enjoy Quiltmaker Magazine, have had a subscription for several years. When someone is just starting out in quilting, it is a magazine I highly recommend.

  16. I love blog tours and invite you to view the Blog Tour of Quilts I am hosting on Dec 2nd and 3rd starting with my blog: http://www.sallysquiltingcorner.blogspot.com I do hope you hop over and see some great projects…

  17. Claudia says:

    Having “hopped” this blog tour in the past, what else do you expect me to get done between Nov 7 and 11, hmmmm…..

  18. Cathryn H says:

    How fun! I’ve been collecting these magazines ever since I saw the first one. It came out about the time I was learning to quilt and I thought it would be an amazing tool for me to use as I grow as a quilter. Now, I’ve used several of the blocks for swaps and quilts. Keep up the good work.!

  19. Nancy says:

    I am a self-taught quilter, and I am excited about your blog tour. Where do I go, and how to I get the blog?? Thanks

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