What’s a Blog Tour?

joinforblogtour10 2001 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 you some 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.

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The lists of designers 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, Nov. 17 here on Quilty Pleasures.

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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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180 Responses to What’s a Blog Tour?

  1. Betty Harden says:

    Love the blocks on the tour. Looked for 100 Blocks vol. 10 today but Jo-Ann’s did not have it. Will try again tomorrow at the quilt store. This is great.

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  3. Elsie Bulva says:

    My second attempt at blogging. Never enough time to finish but plan to this time. Love to learn what other people are doing. It feeds my creativity. It would be lovely and a nice surprise to win something but my big win will be the exposure to everyone else’s creativity

  4. Arlene Paul says:

    First Blog Tour for me. Looking forward to it.

  5. MJ Baker says:

    The tour looks fun! Ready to go

  6. Kathy Lyon says:

    This is my first blog tour. I’m always looking for new block ideas.


  7. P Kaylor says:

    So many of the comments say that this is their first Blog Tour. I hate to be redundant so I will say that, with this Blog Tour and another one, I will have been on two Blog Tours. I love to see other quilters blocks and intend to enjoy myself thoroughly seeing all the blogs and fabrics.

  8. janequilter54 says:

    Never done a blog tour before but already have learned some neat stuff and will adopt ideas for my quilting.

  9. Bonnie Miller says:

    This is my first blog also. I enjoyed your QOV design. You changed your placement of the USA blocks.

  10. Helen E Young says:

    This is my first blog tour but it won’t be my last. I love seeing what others do to make things simpler (like the pineapple quilt). I hope I can win the 100 block book.

  11. Cherie Melton says:

    This is my first time also. Sounds fun, hope I can figure it out.

  12. Mary Spraul says:

    This is my first blog tour. Hope I win.

  13. Sharon Gallegos says:

    What an exciting opportunity! I’m enjoying this blog tour, lots to see!

  14. Sandra Taylor says:

    Starting on the Blog…..wow, wish I had discovered this sooner. Sounds fun :-)

  15. janice strell says:

    there is so much to look at and so much to learn

  16. Connie Rodriguez says:

    Getting ready to join the blog tour and learn a few things

  17. Diane Baldwin says:

    My first blog tour. I see lots of fun stuff.
    Thank you!

  18. June Magnusson says:

    This is new to me. It looks like real fun with a chance to learn so much. Thank-you.

  19. LMJF says:


  20. Kathleen Matthews says:

    As many before me, this is my first blog tour but it promises to be fun. What I really like is that I will get to know so many wonderful quilters in a short amount of time. Not to mention the block inspirations.

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  22. Wow this is great, so much helpful info. Beautiful blocks to see & people to here about. So excited to follow.

  23. Karen Parks says:

    Excited about the blog tour. The blocks are always fascinating!

  24. Patsy Wilkerson says:

    My first blog tour. Sounds like fun. I am sure I will learn a lot. Would love to win a prize too! Thanks!!

  25. Betty Harden says:

    This is my first blog tour and it is exciting. Would love a copy of the magazine, etc. will anxiously await each day to blog tour.

  26. Sue Arnold says:

    first blog tour for me sounds like fun look forward to more ideas

  27. Karen Wendel says:

    Well this is a first for me not exactly sure how this works. Do I have to log in daily?

  28. Lis Slottved says:

    Please Count me in too. – And this is also my first blog hop tour. Excited about what happens.

  29. never heard of this before sounds like fun.

  30. Elizabeth Frankow-Reid says:

    I’m also a newbie…count me in.

  31. Melinda Shackelford says:

    How fun….always love seeing the blocks

  32. Donna says:

    You can gain so much information from other quilters–cannot wait to get started. thanks for this opportunity!

  33. Pamela Nesler says:

    Thanks to Bonnie Hunter for sharing the Blog Tour – looks like fun!

  34. Linda Grienke says:

    This is my first blog tour (never heard of this before today) and am loving the blocks shown

  35. Susan Y. says:

    First blog tour for me. Looking forward to exploring the blocks.

  36. Thank you for all the awesome prizes… They are amazing.. And finding new blogs is always great!

  37. Clare Moore says:

    my first blog tour too. Exciting.

  38. Elizabeth Monahan says:

    I love Blogtours. Thanks for having it!

  39. Barb Woods says:

    First blog tour ! Looks like a lot of fun!!

  40. JA McLaughlin says:

    so much quilting; so little time! lol

  41. Margaret Terry says:

    Never done one of these, but looks uber-interesting and fun. Made a note to check every day!

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  43. Sherry Phillips Creech says:

    Looks like great fun. I will play. Hope I win anything!

  44. Margaret says:

    looking forward to this and if I am not lucky enough to win the magazine I should be able to get it in the UK but not fr a while yet,

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  46. Sue Ryder says:

    A blog hop is a fabulous idea!

  47. Dorothy Mullins says:

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

  48. Bev says:

    Enjoy your site.

  49. 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.

  50. Silvia Wright says:

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

  51. 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!

  52. Pat says:

    Blog hop? GREAT idea!

  53. Marie V says:

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

  54. Tonya B. says:

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

  55. 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!

  56. 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!

  57. Jenell Lamb says:

    My first quilt blog. Should be fun!

  58. 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!

  59. 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. ♥

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

  61. Noell says:

    Looks like fun and lots to learn!

  62. Jackie Bahm says:

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

  63. Peggy Hoyt says:

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

  64. Roberta says:

    i love the yellow and grays and the exciting patterns

  65. Phyllis Domeier says:

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

  66. anne baughman says:

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

  67. 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!

  68. Donna Lawrence says:

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

  69. 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!

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

  71. Annemarie Smithers says:

    Just wondering if the giveaways are also for international participants.

  72. Val Lees says:

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

  73. 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.

  74. Sheila Herman says:

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

  75. 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!

  76. Barbara Zamastil says:

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

  77. 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!

  78. judy pendergraft says:

    this is my first tour also cant wait

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

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