Craft Challenge at Crafty Nation!

by Kim on March 6, 2009

Did you know that March is National Craft Month? If you are  feeling crafty and love a challenge, you’ll want to know about a “Craft Challenge” that is going on NOW at CraftyNation!

I had the chance to talk with Toni, co-founder of Crafty Nation. What a remarkable lady! I love her enthusiasm and energy she brings to the crafting world. She has created a welcoming community for those who love to craft.  Her love for everything handmade is evident in her video series and throughout the site, as well. It’s a fun place to be!

From now until March 26th, Crafty Nation is hosting a Craft-Off. We know you love to create, so why not join in the fun! You can find all the details here.

Happy Crafting!


1 Courtney @ Sister To Sister 03.07.09 at 11:55 am

Fun! I am going to have to go check it out!

2 Leigh Anne Smith 03.19.09 at 1:43 pm

I just signed up for your quilting newsletter. I also added your button to my blog and I am about to go blog about this great contest! Now I am not a quilter, but I have ALWAYS wanted to learn. I love doing crafty things in general but quilting always seemed a little daunting to me. But I also cannot remember a time in my life that didn’t involve quilts. It’s funny how they pop up at significant moments isn’t it? I was given a quilt as a baby by a lady at my grandmother’s church that ended up being my special “blankie.” I can remember when my grandmother passed away when I was 20 the only thing I wanted from her house was this ratty old yellow quilt that she used all the time…b/c it still smelled like her, like White Shoulders. When I got married, my husband’s grandmother made us a beautiful quilt as a gift and it was probably my favorite wedding present ever. Now I have a baby and I would like to make a quilt out of some of his old clothes and I was wondering just how I was going to do that. So that is why I would just love to win this contest!

3 Stacy Schlyer 03.19.09 at 5:37 pm

I just signed up for the newsletter and am anxious to see the new site!

4 Kirsten 03.19.09 at 9:00 pm

I made my first real quilt a couple of months ago and now I’m hooked! I’m quilting everything. I got chills just reading about that new machine. It makes mine look like a needle and thread!

5 cathy parker 03.20.09 at 11:31 am

This is great. I have a older Jamome machine and like it a lot. I just started with quilting and just became addicted. It is fascinating. I am in the process of making a SUDUKO quilt for my daughter who is now a full fledged fiend. I have all sorts of ideas for my 6 grandchildren. Again very addictive. Thanks for this creative site and the opporturnity to further my habit with you and your expert know how. cp

6 Ronda 03.20.09 at 12:32 pm

After seeing a handmade quilt 30 years ago in Kentucky, made by a home ec major, I made my first totally handmade, handquilted quilt. I was hooked for life.
Quilting is my passion. I particularly focus on memory and sentimental quilts. People bring me the clothes of their loved ones and I create a quilt that represents the deceased. Sentimental quilts include signature wedding quilts, baby quilts, baby clothes quilts, retirement quilts, etc.

7 Karen 03.23.09 at 6:11 am

I love the quilting and sewing section on your website and I am looking forward to the new site.
I can remember my granny’s quilts she made. Most of them were double wedding ring which one day I would like to make. I can remember wanting to learn how. About 3 years ago a friend of mine needed help with her mother. I didn’t know her mom but said I would help. We hit it off right away. She had quilted with her mom and her sisters, cousin, etc. We would get all her quilts out and look at them. We had a wonderful time and became amazing good friends. She showed me how to set quilts together and we did it up until she was unable too. She would actually try and I would help her. Then I would sneak them home at night and straighten them out because she was getting so feeble she couldn’t do it. We put several of them together and spent some amazing quality time together. After she passed away I started setting quilts together for her daughters quilt shop. She bought me a Janome sewing machine which I love. It is nothing fancy but have spent many hours sewing. I am putting my first baby quilt together now. Recently 1 of my sister started quilting, it as put something in our lives that has brought us closer together then we have been in several years. We have got 2 of our other sister to start and now we meet once a week and sew or go to quilt shops and look at fabric. We have also got our other sister that lives in another state to start sewing and her and I have started email each day on what we are sewing. I just think it is amazing what quilting has started in my life and brought a family bound back. My 14 year old has also started and is now making her first quilt.

8 Rita 03.25.09 at 8:44 am

I am a wanna be quilter. I have done one quilt using just 2 fabric and making them 10″ squares. I didn’t quilt it myself, in fact I will be picking it up at the quilters today. I have quilts from both of my grandmothers and a grandmother in law and a special friend that I just tend to look at and admire. I think this is the most special gift someone can give. I hope to learn more and make some baby quilts especially. I buy quilt magazines every so often and I am a great fan of the quilt shows on PBS but they are getting harder to find! I look forward to being able to read and learn with you all.

9 Patricia Cronin 03.25.09 at 5:47 pm

Quilts are the stories told by the fabrics they’re made of–often the scraps from clothing received for ceremonial or milestone occasions, and the women who gather around them–often family or caring neighbors. My favorite quilting project required the help of a skilled neighbor when an injury kept me from sewing in time for Christmas. That neighbor is now a dear friend. The quilt on my bed was made by my neighborhood church ladies and given to me the first winter after divorce. I have several sentimental items of clothing that I carry, waiting for the day when I can make a cap, a bag, a vest, and a farm scene, all with quilting techniques. One by one, I’m getting them done.

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