What’s a Blog Tour?

joinforblogtour5 200 Whats a Blog Tour?If you’re not familiar with blog tours, this post is for you. Quiltmaker hosts a blog tour twice each year leading up to the release of our 100 Blocks series of issues. During the blog tour, readers visit our blog (Quilty Pleasures) each day, at any time it’s convenient.

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Rose Bud Reel by Sue Garman appeared in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 4.

We’ll show a few blocks from the upcoming 100 Blocks Volume, and we’ll link to the blogs of about a dozen block designers, like this:

1. Anita Grossman Solomon: makeitsimpler.blogspot.com

You have the fun of visiting as many of those blogs as you wish. On each one there is another chance to win a copy of the issue! Just follow the instructions for your chance to win.

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We have lots of giveaways during the blog tour. We send lucky winners copies of the issue, fabric, books, patterns and other quilty fun.

QMMS 120022 COVER shadow 2008 Whats a Blog Tour?

At the end of the week, we give away one very large prize: the Great Big Bundle. Just follow the instructions each day to be entered in the various giveaways.

The link lists will stay up on Quilty Pleasures, so if you run out of time, you can come back later. And 100 Blocks Volumes continue to be available in paper or electronic form, so you can decide to purchase them at any time.

You can get in on even more fun by “Liking” us on Facebook, enjoying our Pinterest boards or following us on Twitter.

We’ll look forward to seeing you during our next blog tour, which begins Monday, April 30 here on Quilty Pleasures.

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About Diane Harris

I'm Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.
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134 Responses to What’s a Blog Tour?

  1. Sue Ryder says:

    A blog hop is a fabulous idea!

  2. Dorothy Mullins says:

    I am new to quilting and really enjoy new ideas to make different types. I look forward to each day!

  3. Bev says:

    Enjoy your site.

  4. Tina Donan says:

    I am a new quilter and am learning a lot. I love to look at the blocks to see if I could sew them. I look forward to participating in the blog.

  5. Silvia Wright says:

    Blog Hop, interesting. Been to shop hops before, but never a blog hop.

  6. Dawn-Marie Ries says:

    Happy Tuesday. I am glad to be able to enjoy this blog. Super excited. I am looking to get a new sewing machine. I have a Bernina 180E. What are quilters and sewers favorite machines out there these days? Have a super day!

  7. Pat says:

    Blog hop? GREAT idea!

  8. Marie V says:

    Ready for the new book! Me, me, me! Thanks to everyone involved.

  9. Tonya B. says:

    I just may NOT get off of my computer today :) Thank you!!!!!

  10. Cindy Lowder says:

    OMG! More blocks to drool over during my morning coffee! It’s surprising I get any quilts finished. I can’t wait to see the blocks….thanks for putting this together!

  11. Cindy Lowder says:

    So many blocks…..so little time. And the only addiction I have ever had is….fabric. I can’t wait for the tour and to see the blocks. Addicts everywhere thank you!

  12. Jenell Lamb says:

    My first quilt blog. Should be fun!

  13. Karen Patterson says:

    This is my first quilt blog, too. I am so excited to get the free Quilt Calculator ap for iPhone or iPad on the Robert Kaufman blog!

  14. Kimberly Baum says:

    This is my first blog tour.. I am truly enjoying evety minute! I am picking up so many great ideas, tips & tricks. Have never had the extra funds for the past issues of 100 blocks but borrow from friends. It is an outstanding magazine. Thank you for all you do for us. ♥

  15. I love the tour-it’s my first. Lots of lovely things to look at!

  16. Noell says:

    Looks like fun and lots to learn!

  17. Jackie Bahm says:

    This is a first for me. Enjoying this so far.

  18. Peggy Hoyt says:

    Hi I really enjoy your quilts. I’d love to win. This is my first tour.

  19. Roberta says:

    i love the yellow and grays and the exciting patterns

  20. Phyllis Domeier says:

    Wish I had enough time to do all the blocks I like!

  21. anne baughman says:

    my first blog tour. I find it interesting and am looking forward to seeing the additions day after day…..

  22. Angele says:

    I love blog tours. Every time I find one, it’s like going on an adventure, traveling through the computer and meeting amazing designers. Thanks for hosting one!

  23. Donna Lawrence says:

    yes got a invite to particpate in this blog tour through an email

  24. Marg says:

    I haven’t purchased the latest issue of 100 Blocks, but I will soon.
    I am so looking forward to seeing the blogs of the designers….thank you Quiltmaker for this fun!

  25. This is also my first time on a Blog Tour as well. ha ha I love all the quilt blocks. They are so pretty.

  26. Annemarie Smithers says:

    Just wondering if the giveaways are also for international participants.

  27. Val Lees says:

    This is my first time on a blog hop and I love it.

  28. Sonja Hoch says:

    I received a copy of 100 Quilt Blocks from my sister two years ago at Christmas. It was one of my best gifts as it opened up many resources of new blocks and ideas. I look forward to each new issue. It brings many hours of enjoyment.

  29. Sheila Herman says:

    This is my first blog tour, I’ve been on shop hops and yarns crawls but never blog tours. Another adventure.

  30. Sherrill says:

    This sounds interesting. I’ve been purchasing the 100 Blocks magazines since I found them – I think I have 5 years worth now! Thanks ladies for all the great ideas!

  31. Barbara Zamastil says:

    Looking forward to the blog tour. First time for me.

  32. Christine Ruffle says:

    I am looking forward so much to the latest 100 Blocks magazine. They are always full to the brim with great blocks that can be used in so many ways. Go girls!

  33. judy pendergraft says:

    this is my first tour also cant wait

  34. This is my first Blog Tour and I am loving all the blocks on the Tour!!!!

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