Making Connections Blog Hop Kickoff!

Making Connections Blog Hop Kickoff!

Posted by Dorie Hruska on Sep 1st 2017

Hello and welcome everyone!! I am SO excited to kick off my blog hop for Making Connections—A Free-Motion Quilting Workbook! This is indeed a celebration of a dream come true: the opportunity to share my quilting passion and design tips with so many fellow quilters.

I began longarm quilting over fifteen years ago and started teaching shortly after that. Developing a strategy for continuous designs was my obsession, and my book is the result of this years-long journey. 

Making Connections is workbook-driven. It is laid out in a landscape orientation, which makes it easier for both right- and left-handed people to practice the designs. There are incremental steps given that will teach you the different strategies for planning your path around a block.

I have a fabulous list of bloggers who will be joining me on this inspiring journey. They will be showing you examples of projects that have been quilted on both longarm quilting machines and domestic sit-down machines. Follow along as they share what they have learned and how they have applied these techniques to their projects


Friday September 1st

C&T Publishing Blog@ctpublishing on Instagram

Monday September 4th

Holly Anne Knight Blog@stringandstory on Instagram

Susan Arnold Blog@quiltfabrication on Instagram

Tuesday September 5th

Becca Fenstermaker Blog@prettypiney on Instagram

Teri Lucas Blog@genqmag on Instagram

Wednesday September 6th

Sherry Shish Blog@poweredbyquilting on Instagram

Pam Morgan Blog@sweetlittlestitches on Instagram

Thursday September 7th

Katy S Blog@katyquilts on Instagram

Laura Piland Blog@sliceofpiquilts on Instagram

Friday September 8th

Suzy Webster Blog@websterquilt on Instagram

Bernie Kringel Blog@needleandfoot on Instagram

Monday September 11th

Jamie Mueller Blog@sunflower_quilt on Instagram

Nancy Scott Blog@masterpiecequilting on Instagram

Tuesday September 12th

Sherri Noel Blog@rebeccamaedesigns on Instagram

Anorina Morris Blog@sameliasmum on Instagram

Wednesday September 13th

Yvonne Fuchs Blog@quiltingjetgirl on Instagram

Barbie Mills Blog@thequiltingmill on Instagram

Thursday September 14th

Afton Warrick Blog@quiltingmod on Instagram

Kathy Bruckman Blog@kathyskwiltsandmore on Instagram

Friday September 15th

Susan Arnold Blog@quiltfabrication on Instagram

Dorie Hruska Blog@foreverquilting on Instagram

C&T Publishing is generously giving away a copy of Making Connections to one reader of this blog, as well as one lucky winner on each of the other blogs on the tour. Entry will stay open until the end of the tour on September 15. Winners in the US will receive a hard copy of the book and international readers will get an e-book. Enter here for C&T's giveaway: a Rafflecopter giveaway. Plus visit the other blogs for more chances to win! Best of luck!

Forever quilting,


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