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Monday, January 7, 2013

Free Motion Quilting Linky Party

While I'm wrapping up the 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge, I know many of you would like to be able to share more insights on what you learned during the FMQ Challenge.  And, it can be fun and inspiring to see what others are doing.  So, I'm hosting a FMQ Linky Party.

It is time to look back on the fun we had and what we learned in the 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge, and I'm hoping that you will want to share your perspectives.

Didn't participate in the 2012 FMQ Challenge, but still enjoy FMQ?  Feel free to join the party, just remember the focus is on FMQ.  Bloggers and non-bloggers are welcome to participate.

First, some trivia?  I'm hoping you'll complete a short survey for me.  Over 2,000 participants completed the survey at the start of this challenge.  Now, I'd like your help to complete a short survey now.  The summary results will be shared with the FMQ Experts, and in a future blog post.  All is confidential, only summary info will be shared.    But, there will be a special prize randomly awarded to a someone that completes this survey.

Click here to take survey

ok, time for participants in the FMQ Linky Party to link up. But, first, here are some guidelines:

For bloggers:

Please feel free to write a current post on your blog pertaining to free-motion quilting and add a link to your post (not a generic link to your blog.  You may want to share your insights on the 2012 FMQ challenge, or how you are applying what you've learned to your projects. You may want to share tips, tutorials on FMQ.  This is a Linky Party for those interested in FMQ, so feel free to share as you feel appropriate.  One link only please!  And, please let your readers know you are participating in this FMQ Linky Party end encourage them to visit other blogs participating in this linky party too!

For non-Bloggers:

1) You will need to have a Flickr account (www.flickr.com). 
2) Upload your photos for this month's challenge to Flickr, batch organize, send your photos to groups, select "Free-Motion Quiting Linky Party". While Flickr, limits the amount of text you can share in your description, feel free to share your perspective on this exercise and/or your past FMQ experience, if you wish.
3) After your photos have successfully been loaded to the "Free-Motion Quilting Linky Party" group, click on your best photo in that group,copy the URL link to your particular photo entry. Add that link to the linky tool above, to officially enter this party.  One link only please!

This linky party will be open thru the January 31st.  Based on the participation, fun, interest, SewCalGal may host more of these FMQ linky parties in 2013.

For those that may need help to link up the link to their tutorial project, to the linky for this challenge, Dana (Stormy Days) has also written an excellent tutorial for using linkies, so please take time to read her tutorial if you are not familiar with linkys or have any questions about linkys, in general. Please read the rules above, before you enter by way of adding a link below.   And, Only add one link after you have practiced the tutorial to master the design. No rush, you have all month to practice and enter. Please follow the rules on this tutorial post, before you add a link.

Don't forget if you didn't complete all of the FMQ tutorials released in 2012, or didn't master them to be able to apply to your projects, they are still available.  Simply visit the page on this blog labeled "2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge" to find the links to 15 FMQ tutorials that are still available.

Happy quilting!

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