Friday, 23 March 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Last week, Kathy P. from Cotton Cellar nominated my blog for the Liebster Blog Award. Kathy recently opened her own shop on Etsy, the same place where I have my Magpie Quilts storefront online. Stop by the Cotton Cellar blog to see what's happening in Kathy's sewing room and check out her online shop, also called Cotton Cellar.
iPhone Gadget Pouch by Cotton Cellar
Thank you, Kathy, for nominating my blog for this award!

The Leibster award is given by bloggers to exceptional blogs with fewer than 200 followers. For those who decide to accept the award, the Liebster Rules are:
  1. Post about your win on your blog.

  2. Link back to the blogger who presented you with the award.

  3. Copy and paste the award to your blog.

  4. Present the Liebster Award to 5 blogs that have less than 200 followers that you think deserve to be recognized.

  5. Let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
So, without further ado - here (in no particular order) are my nominations for the Liebster Blog award:
Embroidered Tulip Buttons by Patchwork Mill
Patchwork Mill - Maria is from Budapest, Hungary and she has an eye for beautiful fabrics. Along with the beautiful quilting she does, Maria also makes fabric covered buttons, boxes and journals. Check out Maria's blog here and her Etsy shop here. Maria is also part of our Quiltsy team of sellers on Etsy and I am inspired by her use of colour and attention to detail.

Entry for Connections Art Show by Cathy Tomm
Cathy Tomm Quilts - I've known Cathy for quite a while, in person and now that we live farther apart, through the online community. Cathy is an accomplished long arm quilter and a quilt artist. She is always experimenting with new techniques and sharing them on her blog. I admire Cathy's ability to be absorbed in the process and love the way she stretches herself with new ideas. She is active in both her local quilting community and the online quilting world. Check out her blog here.
Striped triangle quilt by Uniquely Nancy
 Uniquely Nancy - Nancy's quilts are filled with colour. I especially like this one and love the effect of the triangle shapes with the different colours. It reminds me of the native made molas from Central America.  Nancy also makes adorable tea pot purses and I can't wait to see what her next project is! Check out Nancy's blog here and her Etsy shop here.
Silly Snails Baby Crib Shoes by Whimbrella
Quilt On - Robin from Whimbrella is the leader of the Quiltsy Team of sellers on Etsy. She is knowledgeable and hard-working and involved in her local quilting community as well. As you can tell from her blog, she's involved in the Modern Quilt movement and what's happening there. I love these little baby shoes she makes, but I am really looking forward to what comes out of her sewing room with all the modern quilting inspiration! Check out Robin's blog here and her Etsy store here.
Etsy Alberta Street Team - OK, this isn't an individual's blog, but this is the first team I joined on Etsy and is still my go-to team when I need any help navigating this online selling adventure I am on. This blog is where we meet new Alberta Etsy sellers, share recipes, online business tips and learn more about Alberta artisans. In this changing economy where shoppers are moving to shopping locally and handmade, this is the place to find those local vendors.

Hope you enjoy my picks and leave them a comment to let them know you visited!