Better Than a Sock Hop – A Blog Hop

Remember Sock Hops? We went to a party, took our shoes off and danced in our socks. Well, those that COULD danced, the rest of us just sort of moved around. They were fun – Then.

Now we all have busy lives and activities keeping us on the go, we seldom have time for parties. This party though is different, better. Quilters at the Quilting Gallery are taking part in a Blog Hop Party.

No getting dressed up, your PJs are fine.

No driving in bad weather, just turn on your computer.

No hassle of fitting a party into your schedule – this one lasts seven days, from Dec. 10 until Dec. 16.

No worries about being late to the party, the party is in full swing 24 hours a day. πŸ™‚

No need to bring a hostess gift, there will be plenty of gifts for YOU from the bloggers. I am giving a Holiday Mug Hug/Rug set (mug not included),

as well as a copy of my book DEVOTED TO QUILTING, either in print or digital. To be eligible for my give-away leave a comment on any of my posts telling the name of your favorite personal quilt, either one you made, saw, or own, from Saturday, Dec. 10 until Friday Dec. 16. I will draw for the winner on Dec. 17. Everyone is eligible. I will need a way to contact you if you win.

Don’t forget to check with the other bloggers at the party, they will also have give-aways.

Directions to the party: The Quilting Gallery will have a list of participating bloggers with links. Have fun. Good luck.

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111 thoughts on “Better Than a Sock Hop – A Blog Hop

  1. Karen O

    Wonderful giveaway! I hope I am not too late. My favorite quilt is my first one – a little wallhanging you can find on my new blog. Thank you for the chance.

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  2. Shannon C.

    Thanks for the fun giveaway, mug rugs are one of my favorite things to make and yours is adorable. My current favorite quilt is a deco-style art quilt my mom just finished called dragon blossom.

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  3. Cathy T.

    I love the Jewel Box quilt pattern. I have seen it from jewel tones to tea-dyed neutrals & love them all. Thanks for this opportunity! I am working on one for my mother.

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  4. Marcia Burt

    I like any quilt pattern with a star in it! πŸ™‚ But the traditionals- such as Log Cabin and Churn Dash are hard to beat also!
    Lovely giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  5. Jocelyn

    My Favorite personal quilt is one I have been working on that was from an Australian magazine. It really was a stretch for me. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  6. Sandra Timmons

    I qualify for the blog hop. I am in my PJ’s and your giveway for the Hug/ Mug Rug set and the copy of the book sounds good to me right now. I wrapp myself in a blue jeans quillt. It is so heavy and warm. I made this for myself and my cat just loves it also. I have looked around your blog and I am a new follower. But I see a lot of new followers coming your way. Thank you for all the fun and I hope you have a Merry Christmas. Take a break and just enjoy. Next year is around the corner and you are going to be one busy lady.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  7. Peg Miller

    Irish Chain and Jacobs Ladder are a couple of my favorites. The shop hop blog has been fabulous allowing me to “meet” so many talented individuals.

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  8. dawn

    My favorite quilt is my Mariner’s Compass quilt. It was challenging and I love the way it turned out! I’d love to read your book Devoted to Quilting. Thanks for a chance!

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  9. Darcie

    My favorite quilt tends to be the latest one I’m working on πŸ™‚ Thank you for the chance to win!

    Merry Christmas!

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  10. Kelly

    I love anything working off a basic 4 or 9 patch. Depending on your color choices, you can turn those little squares into something awesome! This is going to be a busy week, visiting some very creative people. Thanks for participating.

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  11. Cheri

    I love all quilts, so that’s a hard choice. Probably a special t shirt quilt I made for my son. Thanks for the chance.

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  12. Diane

    I have a favorite that I put on the bed every year. It’s my Christmas quilt. A combination of patchwork, applique and trapunto. Thank you for the giveaway. So many blogs, so little time.

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  13. Pat Leask

    Log cabin quilts have always been a favourite as it was the first big quilt I made over 30 years ago! Sucha variety of designs and love the “scarppiness” they can have – true pioneer feel to them! thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. Maxine

    My favorite personal quilt is my Dutchman’s Puzzle quilt that my grandmother made out of flour sacks. thanks for the chance to win your fun giveaway.

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  15. Cindy

    My favorite quilt is my first quilt which I made for my grandparents. I now own it and it graces the bottom of my Christmas Tree as the skirt. Thank you for the chance to win such a lovely give-away.

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    1. Nita Post author

      What a precious tree skirt you have. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the rest of the party. Quilted blessings, Nita

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    1. Nita Post author

      Nan, there are several of us who love the wedding ring quilt yet haven’t had the courage to try making on. I think I may do a simplified wedding ring quilt-along next year. Thanks for the idea. Enjoy the rest of the party. Quilted blessings, Nita

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    1. Nita Post author

      I haven’t seen a Dear Jane quilt, I’ll have to google them. Thanks for the suggestion. Thanks for coming, enjoy the party. Quilted blessings, Nita

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    1. Nita Post author

      Jennifer, Log Cabin quilts are close to my heart too. That was the pattern my daughter selected for her wedding quilt. Thanks for coming to the party. πŸ™‚ ~Quilted blessing, Nita

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  16. Lisa Cox

    My favorite quilt is the wedding ring. I saw a gorgeous one at a quilt show and maybe someday in the future when I have more experience, I will have the guts to try and make one

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    1. Nita Post author

      Thanks Laura, I’m glad you enjoy it. Good luck. Have fun hopping around all the blogs, thanks for stopping at mine. Quilted blessings, Nita

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  18. Martha Raiford

    Thank you for being so generous…I love my Twister quilt….all of them…going kinda crazy with both my little and big twister right now….so much fabric….so little time….and yes I remember Sock Hops…have a Merry Christmas.

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  19. Connie

    My favorite is my Kaleidoscope quilt that I finished this fall for a QAL, it turned out so much better than I thought it would. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Nita Post author

      Kaleidoscope quilts are such fun! I’m glad you liked the way yours turned out. Thanks for stopping and sharing. Quilted blessings, Nita

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    1. Nita Post author

      A pieced and quilted nosegay sounds beautiful, and time consuming. Thanks for stopping and sharing. Enjoy the rest of the blog hop party. Quilted blessings, Nita

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    1. Nita Post author

      Marjorie, for some reason i can’t get to your website. I love seeing all of the star patterns, that’s another one I won’t be making any time soon. They are so pretty, yet intricate. Congratulations on making one. πŸ™‚ Quilted blessings, Nita

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    1. Nita Post author

      Melinda, That is a fun quilt! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the rest of the blog hop party. Quilted blessings, Nita

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  20. Annette Crain

    My favorite quilt is the very first quilt I made and it was called “Jacob’s Ladder”. I made it all out of flannel and it was a struggle, as the fabric stretched and was bulky. I almost tossed it, but then 2 yrs. later we adoped our first Grandson, and we named him “Jacob”. It was a miracle that we were able to get him, and that is why this quilt is very dear to me, Jacob is almost 11 yrs. old now, and for some reason of all the quilts I have around the house, he picks that one to curl up in and fall asleep on the couch.
    Happy Holidays!
    Nettie
    nettiecrain@live.com

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    1. Nita Post author

      Jacob’s ladder was made for Jacob. Your story touched me, thanks for sharing it. Enjoy the rest of the hop party. Quilted blessings, Nita

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  21. Katina

    I’m an art quilter and my favorite quilt is one I made when challenged to use recycled “stuff”. I worked in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the time and made an art quilt with all the disposable stuff we use to take care of neonates. It’s called Foundation for Life and has a doll “baby” in the center that represents the preemie.

    The quilt is a visual representation of all the chaos and caring that is required to support β€œlife” in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. There are also 3 sets of gloved “hands” cradling the preemie and they represent the 3 disciplines that are needed to ensure the baby’s survival: Physicians, Nurses & Respiratory Therapists. These 3 disciplines not only support the baby but support each other in the day-to-day activities of the NICU.

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

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    1. Nita Post author

      An art quilt using hospital disposables, what an inventive plan. I can only imagine how moving that quilt is when viewed by adults with a baby in neonatal, whether they’re the parents, grandparents, other relatives or friends. I’m sure your quilt touches many hearts, it touched mine just hearing about it. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your quilt. Enjoy the hop party. Quilted blessings, Nita

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  22. Dianne Giles

    After making sew many quilts for others, I made Aunt Millie’s Garden for me! My first journey into applique (by machine), took me 18 months to complete and I love it. It is bright, full of colour and I smile each time I look at it. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway, Dianne

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    1. Nita Post author

      A quilt that makes you smile is a perfect quilt. Thanks for stopping by and sharing. Quilted blessings, Nita

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  23. Pippa

    thanks for giveaway, im having so much fun, my fav is probably the very first sampler wall hanging I made, by hand, quilted by hand and was a great achievement, these days I prefer the machine πŸ™‚

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    1. Nita Post author

      Wow! Sewed and quilted by hand, it deserves to be your favorite. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping and sharing. Quilted Blessings, Nita

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    1. Nita Post author

      Mary, Your name is in the bowl, can’t promise more than that. πŸ™‚ Btw, do you have a favorite quilt? Quilted blessings, Nita

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  24. kathy h

    My personal favorite quilt is one that 2 of my friends made. We each made our own but worked together. It was the Millenium quilt from the foundation piecer. We had so much fun working together and helping one another and we all finished!

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    1. Nita Post author

      You can’t go wrong with either of those quilt patterns. πŸ™‚ Although I’m not going to attempt making a double wedding ring, yet. I’ve made the log cabin a couple of times and enjoy it. It goes together easily, especially when I didn’t know what I was doing and has so many variations. Thanks for stopping and sharing. Quilted Blessing.

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  25. Bea Lee

    I have lots of favorites, but I will tell you my DAUGHTER’s favorite quilt, it was the first one I made when I learned to quilt while I was pregnant with her, a little over 7 yrs ago, she LOVES this quilt and it’s been dragged everywhere, it’s so loved and tattered, I’ve fixed it up before but now the binding on at least two sides are gone plus most of the border, she just loves it… I love it too πŸ™‚

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    1. Nita Post author

      Bea, Loved to Pieces quilt are special. I hope you have a picture of her with the quilt so when it’s completely loved apart, she’ll have the picture to remember the quilt. A special story, thanks for sharing. Quilted blessings, Nita

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    1. Nita Post author

      Nicole, Thanks, I love mug rugs, They brighten my day and I can use a different one every time if I want, they don’t have to match, unlike coasters which are too small and usually come as a matching set. πŸ™‚ The mug hugs was just a fun idea, born of another idea I’d seen in a magazine. Glad you liked them. Thanks for stopping. Quilted blessings, Nita

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  26. jsoosay

    I’ve always loved double wedding ring quilts. I’ve never been brave enough to make one but one of my quilting dreams is to have an antique 1930’s one some day.

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    1. Nita Post author

      Double wedding ring quilts are beyond beautiful. I’m with you, not nearly brave enough to make one, it would probably end up as a UFO and NEVER finished. Although, my dream is to someday try one. Guess it’s on my ‘bucket list of quilts’. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing. Quilted blessings, Nita

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    1. Nita Post author

      Grandmother flower garden quilts are among my favorites too, I think of that design as my grandmother’s signature quilt. Although she made quilts using other patterns that’s the one I most associate with her. Thanks for sharing, enjoy the rest of the party. Please come back and give me a way to contact you if you win. πŸ™‚ Quilted blessings, Nita

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    1. Nita Post author

      Mystery quilts are such fun, which is increased when you enjoy the finished project. Thanks for sharing your quilt. πŸ™‚ Quilted blessings, Nita

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  27. Carolyn

    My favorite quilt is the “Family Tree” quilt that I made. It’s on my blog now on the newest post. It was a long time UFO from 1994 and it’s special to me because of what was going on in my life at the time the blocks were made. I’m so glad to finally have it finished so it can be loved.

    Thank you for the chance to own your book! :0)

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    1. Nita Post author

      Carolyn, Love your Family Tree quilt, what a good name for it. Sometimes life gets in our way and projects take longer than planned, eventually though we get them finished. I’m glad your family is now enjoying the quilt. Thanks for stopping and sharing. Quilted blessings, Nita

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  28. NancyM

    I am new to quilting (only since March) so I’d have to say my favorite is D9P (disappearing nine patch). I’ve managed to finish 3 D9P quilts. The first was a fleece one for my son’s 30th birthday.

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    1. Nita Post author

      Nancy, Welcome to quilting, isn’t it fun? The Disappearing Nine Patch is a good favorite quilt, it’s so impressive (especially to non-quilters) because it looks so difficult, yet it’s much easier than it looks. It’s my favorite pattern when I need a quilt in a hurry. Three D9P quilts in 8 months sounds pretty impressive and I’m sure your son’s fleece one is much loved. Thanks for stopping by and sharing. Quilted blessings, Nita

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    1. Nita Post author

      Is it your favorite because it’s festive, it’s look, or because stack & whacks are just plain fun? Thanks for stopping by and sharing. Quilted blessings, Nita

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  29. Heather

    My favorite quilt so far is one I designed based on the painted walls of Marie Antoinette’s bedroom at Fontainbleau. It is hand appliqued and hand quilted and I enjoy it hanging over my fireplace.

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    1. Nita Post author

      I like that, “favorite quilt, so far…” . I think for many of us our favorite quilt changes as our lives change. Your current favorite sounds beautiful and I’m sure it is enjoyed by everyone who sees it. Thanks for sharing. Quilted Blessings, Nita

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  30. Joann mclean

    The favorite quilt I have made would be one I made for my son when he first moved away from home…I had been saving all his old jeans and cords so I cut them up into squares and sewed them into a patch quilt, tied at the corners with red yarn…I love it the most because where ever he goes the quilt goes with him to keep him warm and comfy πŸ™‚

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    1. Nita Post author

      How wonderful, with the quilt, your son has a little bit of home with him wherever he is, and you can be comforted knowing he has that little bit of home. Thanks for sharing. Quilted Blessings, Nita

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    1. Nita Post author

      Beverley, Thanks for stopping by and playing. French Connection is another quilt I haven’t seen. I love hearing about everyone’s quilts. Quilted Blessings, Nita

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  31. Maria Kievit

    A friend of mine was teaching quilting classes for a couple of years, and almost always designed her own. One of my fav’s is a quilt she called Purple Medley. It was done in tones of purple, and half the blocks were sewn, the other half was appliqued. I choose blues, neutrals and as accent a couple of reds. Once it’s done it will definitely go on my bed, as I really like the way it is turning out.

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    1. Nita Post author

      A quilt designed by a friend done in the colors of your choice sounds perfect. Thanks for sharing and stopping by. Quilted Blessings, Nita

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    1. Nita Post author

      Mary, I don’t think I’ve seen the tradewinds quilt, I’ll have to look for it. A quilt using four different Christmas fabrics sounds festive. Thanks for stopping. Quilted Blessings, Nita

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    1. Nita Post author

      Gill, thanks for stopping by. I also like the garden fence quilt pattern, it reminds me of my mother-in-law. I hope you post a picture on your site when it’s finished. Quilted Blessings, Nita

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    1. Nita Post author

      Sharon, two color quilts are striking aren’t they? The first two-color quilt I remember was done by my cousin’s grandmother, a Drunkard’s Path quilt done in purple (Barney Purple) and pink (hot pink). I know it doesn’t sound like those colors would work, but it did. I loved it. Thanks for sharing. Quilted Blessings, Nita

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  32. Janet Teel

    This is my first visit to your blog…I’ll be back! My favorite quilt is always the quilt I am working on because it is new. I am also from Oklahoma.

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    1. Nita Post author

      Janet Teel, Thanks for stopping. Where do you live in OK? I knew some Teels once, mostly I knew ‘about’ them, my father-in-law worked for them. πŸ™‚ It’s a probably a good idea to like the quilt you’re currently working on. Quilted Blessings, Nita

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    1. Nita Post author

      Janet, Thanks for sharing your daughter’s quilt and the story. I LOVE quilt stories almost as much as the quilts. πŸ™‚ Quilted Blessings, Nita

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    1. Nita Post author

      Michell, I think those letter (or diary) quilts are all a slow process, but are worth the time. Thanks for stopping and sharing. Enjoy the rest of the party. Quilted Blessings, Nita

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    1. Nita Post author

      Marilyn thanks for coming to the party. I love that you have your favorite quilt on your bed, it sounds beautiful. Quilted Blessings, Nita

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  33. hillbillytonya

    I would love a chance to win your book, thank you! My favorite quilt? Do I have to have a favorite? It depends on the day! The one on my avatar is a newer favorite. I made it for a little girl who has cancer.

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    1. Nita Post author

      Tonya, Thanks for stopping. I understand about favorite, mine changes day to day too, depending on my mood. Love the quilt you made for the little girl, how’s she doing? Quilted Blessings, Nita

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    1. Nita Post author

      Teresa, I agree, this is FUN! Thank you for stopping by my corner of the party. Do you have a favorite quilt or quilt pattern? Enjoy the rest of the party. Quilted Blessings, Nita

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    1. Nita Post author

      Marcia, Thanks for stopping. This is fun, I’m so thankful for the opportunity to meet so many nice people. πŸ™‚ Quilted Blessings, Nita

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