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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