Saturday, January 10, 2015

Blogs for Inspiration!

I thought I would post a few highlights from the discussion we had about the easiest way to follow blogs and learn new things and be inspired.  If you run into any problems feel free to give me a call or drop me an email.  The more you play the easier it all becomes!

Leaving comments on blogs:  My recommendation was signing up for a Google Account.    Once you have that set up you can go to and check your profile settings to make sure you have the "show my email address" box checked.  You should then easily be able to leave comments on blogs and hear back from the blogger.  If you want to test your settings, leave a comment on this post and I will reply to you - I promise!

A great time saving invention that I talked about was Bloglovin - this reader checks for new content on your favorite sites, so you don't have to go to each site and check individually.  Go to and sign up for an account, and then start adding your favorite blogs.  It will take a little bit of playing to get used to the features on the site, but it is well worth it!

One thing I forgot to point out is that many blog owners have a handy little button on the side of their blogs that makes following them as easy as one click of your mouse!  Look for something like this along the side of the blogs:

I will start you off with a few sites that I think you will enjoy:

  1. - Lori quilts on a domestic machine and has loads of tutorials.  (I am sorry you wasted the rest of your afternoon checking out all her wonderful content!)
  2.  - Wendy also quilts on a domestic machine and her work is fabulous.
Cheri shared these links with me:
  1. - this is new to me, but looks interesting.
  2. - another site Cheri enjoys, and she found the link to the block pattern that Gloria showed us.

If you are interested in trying it for yourself, the free pattern is there to download.

And one more great thing that Vanda shared with me.  She finished and donated 2 lap quilts from the donated panels that we had.  Way to go Vanda!  (Maybe I will get mine done for next year!)

If you have show and tell that can't make it to a meeting, or a blog you would like me to share please drop me an email!

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