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Friday, January 4, 2019

Quilters Dream Batting welcomes three new Battgirls to our Dream Team!


Happy New Year to all of our Dear Friends & Customers!

This year has been exciting for Quilters Dream Batting, as we welcome three new customer service representatives to our Dream Team!  So when you call, you may reach our newest #battgirls! 

We are delighted to introduce you to Cheryl, Erin, and Jennifer!



Cheryl Gerhart

I have worked for Quilters Dream Batting since April 2018. I work in Customer Service and am also the coordinator for our Hopes and Dreams Quilts for ALS, so I get first look at all the awesome quilts that people donate. I inventory the quilts as they come in and either send them to different ALS chapters around the U.S. to be given to patients or sell them at local crafts fairs to raise money for ALS Research.

When I am not having the gift of gab on the phone with Quilters Dream Batting customers, I am spending time with my beautiful chestnut quarter horse, Big Mama. She is the love of my life and likes to spend all my money. My other animal child is my dog, Harley. She is a pit bull mix who loves when mommy comes home from work and she then joyfully greets me at the door. I have been married for 17 years to a wonderful man who is retired from the US Navy.


Erin Dinkle 

My name is Erin Dinkle, not to be confused with Erin in bookkeeping. I am the Customer Service and Marketing Representative. When I’m not answering the phones, I am updating our social media accounts and setting up all the free batting giveaways. I really enjoy reading all the responses we receive for the giveaways. Quilters Dream Batting truly has the best customers!

While in the office I’m typically singing any random song that pops up in my head. Jennifer and I sing backup for each other. I also have a lot of fun playing photographer and taking pictures of giveaways and prizes for the Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS. One of my jobs is to organize the sponsors and the prizes that get sent in for Hopes and Dreams.

I love to sew! I just finished my first quilt for my son, Atlas, but I really love to sew for my other hobby, LARP. LARP stands for Live Action Roll Play; my husband and I wear medieval clothing and fight with foam weapons with other players. I have a lot of fun sewing all our costumes and shooting people with my cross bow!  

Jennifer Jones

Hey, this is Jennifer, and I am doing the invoicing and charging credit cards at Quilters Dream.  When I’m not taking your money, I am a Girl Scout leader who is all about the FUN.  I like to keep myself busy with different things like reading, playing Bunco, and hanging out with my great family.  Also napping. 

I enjoy working here because I get to talk to customers from all over the country and I love to hear all the different accents.  Fortunately, my co-workers are all fellow coffee addicts, and between working, brewing coffee, and making coffee runs, I can be found telling corny jokes or singing.  You can never tell when the office team will break out in song - frequently it is Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody!  So don’t be surprised if you hear karaoke in the background when you call to place an order.



Friday, October 19, 2018

2018 Hopes and Dreams Winners and Sponsors!

Thanks to all the generous sponsors, we were able to award even more prizes this year than we anticipated! Congratulations, to all the winners, and a big THANK YOU to everyone who donated to our 2017-2018 Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS!


Sew Popular Quilter Winners:

First Place: Andrea Barber in Bloomington, IN
Second Place: Amanda Murphy in Charlotte, NC
Third Place: Patricia Demick in Saline, MI

Sew Generous Individual Quilter Winners:

First Place: Joe Filer in Galesburg, IL
Second Place: Patricia Wheeler in Eagle Mountain, UT
Third Place: Netti Conrad in Fredericksburg, VA


Sew Generous Professional Quilter Winners:

First Place: Amanda Murphy in Charlotte, NC
Second Place: Barbara Hutton in Carolina Shores, NC
Third Place: Ruthie Hoover in Westerville, OH

Sew Generous Quilt Guild Winners:

First Place: Virginia Consortium of Quilters
Second Place: Skyline Quilters Guild from West Virginia
Third Place: Rock of Ages Guild from Wisconsin

Sew Lovely Winners:

Winner #1: Patricia Minick in Brighton, CO
Winner #2: Wendy Ulfig in Lac Du Flambeau, WI
Winner #3: Joann Lutcavish in Steinauer, NE

Sew Creative Winners:

Winner #1: Cindy Mitchell in Hendersonville, NC
Winner #2: Margaret Wunder in Sun City West, AZ
Winner #3: Phyllis Barnett in Richmond, VA






Presenting Sponsor:


Grand Sponsors:

Charm Sponsors:




Friday, October 6, 2017

Longarm Quilting Workbook by Teresa Silva


Blog Hop  - DAY 5

Hi Everyone!

I’m Teresa Silva and Quilting is My Bliss.  Really it is my bliss but also my business. I’ve been a longarm quilter for almost 7 years now and I totally love what I do; so much I decided to write a book and share some of my thoughts with you.  My new book is called Longarm Quilting Workbook, printed by F+W Media.  It’s geared for the beginner longarm, midarm, or domestic quilter all the way up to advanced quilters.  It’s a hardcover, spiral bound book so it makes it so easy to open it up and practice designs on paper or actually quilting them out. It includes information to help you make a decision in buying a longarm, learning new motifs, to creating beautiful whole cloth quilts.  Plus a bonus chapter of “Eye Candy” quilts.  


If you have been following along with me at all, you probably know I’m a huge Quilters Dream fan so it’s my honor to be allowed to post on their blog today.  It’s my number one go to batting choice.  My favorites are Quilters Dream Poly Select, Dream Blend 70/30 and Dream Wool.  I used their batting in all my quilts in this book. Here are a couple whole cloth quilts I did for my book.  I used a layer of Dream Blend 70/30 and Dream Wool for these.
This first quilt – Medallion Stars – Lap Quilt has such beautiful texture.  It is actually my most favorite quilt out of the book. I’m so glad to finally have it home with me.



This second quilt is Scalloped Center table runner.  It’s a small project and works great to practice some of your newly learned motifs.  There is a grid running behind the design to give the illusion of a zig zag running through it.



As you can see it makes the quilting really pop! I have lots of inspiration for you in Chapter 3 – Doodling & Drawing.  Please take the time to check it out and most of all I hope you find something that makes your heart happy and inspires you to create something awesome for yourself!


Please continue to follow along our blog hop and make sure and come back to my blog quiltingismybliss.com on October 17, 2017 and leave me a comment before Friday, 10/20/17 at 4:00 p.m. pacific time when I will choose two winners!  I have some fantastic prizes I will be giving away thanks to some very generous donations.




Make sure to check out Kristen McVane (Stashquilts on Instagram) on Monday, October 9 when she will be posting about my new book.  She doesn’t have a blog but she posts a lot of fun stuff and she has new patterns available and one is featured in my book called “Friendship”.  Check it out!


Monday, October 2, 2017
Teresa Silva – Quilting is My Bliss – http://www.quiltingismybliss.com

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Nancy Jewell – Free Spirit Fabric - http://freespiritfabric.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Leslie Meltzer – 50 sq ft studios - http://www.50sqftstudios.com/

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Carrie Nelson – Moda Fabrics - http://blog.modafabrics.com/

Friday, October 6, 2017
Jane Kinzie – Quilter’s Dream Batting - http://quiltersdreambatting.blogspot.com/

Monday, October 9, 2017
Kristen McVane – Instagram: Stashquilts  (Please leave her a comment and come back tomorrow to our blog hop.)  She will be giving away a Longarm Quilting Workbook.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Carl Hentsch – 3 Dog Design - http://3dogdesignco.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Helen Ernst Longarm Quilting - http://www.helenernstlongarmquilting.com/

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Julie Herman – Jaybird Quilts - http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

Friday, October 13, 2017
Karen Miller – Redbird Quilt Co. - http://karensquiltscrowscardinals.blogspot.com/

Monday, October 16, 2017
Linda and Carl Sullivan – Colourwerx - https://colourwerx.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Teresa Silva – Quilting is My Bliss - http://www.quiltingismybliss.com


You can purchase the Longarm Quilting Workbooks at the following sites:

http://www.quiltingismybliss.com  (For an autographed copy)




Thanks so much for visiting! Have a fantastic day.

Teresa Silva

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Congratulations to the Winners of our Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS!

Thanks to all the generous sponsors, we were able to award even more prizes this year than we anticipated!  I honestly feel that this year's prizes are better than ever.  Congratulations, to all the winners, and a big THANK YOU to everyone who donated to our 2016-2017 Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS!


Sew Creative Winners:

Winner #1: Anna Lee Turner in Brook Park, OH
Winner #2:  Nancy Kurlich in Erie, PA
Winner #3: Pultneyville Reformed Church in Williamson, NY



Sew Lovely Winners:

Winner #1:  Chris Milodrovich in Missoula, MT
Winner #2:  Michelle Schroder in Guthrie, OK
Winner #3: Helen Emmerich in Stony Brook, NY


Sew Generous Individual Winners:

1st Place:  Pat Stacy in Versailles, KY
2nd Place: Grace Bomarita in Venice FL


Sew Generous Quilt Guild Winners:

1st Place: Sew Happy Quilters in Dover, PA
2nd Place: Venice Area Quilters in Venice, FL
3rd Place: We Bee Sisters in Tracy, CA


Sew Generous Quilt Shop Winners:

1st Place:  Tiger Lily Quilts in Utica, NY
2nd Place:  Around the Block Quilt Shop in Minocqua, WI




Sew Generous Professional Quilter Winners:

Joe Filer in Galesburg, IL
Barbara Hutton in Carolina Shores, NC




Voting will begin soon to choose the winners for our Sew Popular Category! 




Presenting Sponsor:

J.N. Harper, Co.                www.jnharper.com


Grand Sponsors:

Baby Lock                                             www.babylock.com
Dragon Threads                                 www.dragonthreads.com
hang it dang it                                     www.hangitdangit.com
Judy Martin Books                           www.judymartin.com
Kimberbell Designs                          www.kimberbelldesigns.com
Marcus Fabrics                                   www.marcusfabrics.com
Minick and Simpson                        minickandsimpson.blogspot.com
Modern Quilts Unlimited               www.modernquilts.mqumag.com
Nestlings by Robin                            www.nestlingsbyrobin.com/
Perkins Dry Goods                            www.perkinsdrygoods.com
Prym Consumer USA                       www.prym-consumer-usa.com/
Quilters Dream Batting                   www.QuiltersDreamBatting.com
Quilters Travel Companion           www.quilterstravelcompanion.com/
Quilters World Magazine               www.quiltersworld.com
Raggedy Ruth Designs/ Forever in Stitches LLC     www.ForeverInStitches.com
Shannon Fabrics                                shannonfabrics.com
Siesta Silver Jewelry                        www.siestasilverjewelry.com
Straight Stitch Society                     straightstitchsociety.com
Suzn Quilts                                           www.SuznQuilts.com
The Wooden Bear                              www.thewoodenbear.com
THREADS printable inkjet fabrics www.printablefabrics.com
YLI Threads                                          www.ylicorp.com

Charm Sponsors:

Island BatiksIslandBatik.com
June TailorJuneTailor.com
May ChappellMayChappell.com
Paper PiecesPaperPieces.com
Quilting Creations InternationalQuiltingCreations.com
Robert Kaufman FabricsRobertKaufman.com
Tuanton TradeTaunton.com
Fox Chapel PublishingD-origianls.com
ClothworksClothworks.com
American Quilters SocietyAmericanQuilter.com
Dreamworld NW (Sew Steady)SewSteady.com
Quilters CornerQuiltersCorner-pa.com
Fabri-QuiltFabri-Quilt.com
Bo-NashBonash.com
Kenzie Mac & Co.KenzieMac.com
Henry Glass & Co.HenryGlassFabrics.com
Cherry BlossomsCherryBlossomsQuilting.com
Studio 180 DesignsStudio180design.net
The Gentle ArtTheGentleArt.com
Seams Like A DreamSeamsLikeADream.com
Weeks Dye WorksWeeksDyeWorks.com
Coats & Clarkww.MakeItCoats.com
Happy Hollow DesignsHappyHollowDesigns.com
McKenna Ryan DesignsPineNeedles.com
Direction PressNeedleTravel.com

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Hopes & Dream Quilt Challenge for ALS

We are sincerely grateful to everyone who has helped to make our 2016-2017 Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge a wonderful success!



During the 2016-2017 Challenge, which lasted from Aug. 1, 2016, until July 31, 2017, we received 1112 quilts and quilted items generously donated by caring quilters who gave their time, talent, and supplies to provide love and support to the ALS community.




Most of the donated quilts have been hand delivered to ALS patients throughout the United States with the help of many chapters of the ALS Association.  The quilts provide not only warmth to patients, but wrap them in the love and comfort that a handmade quilt brings.

We often receive and publish on our Facebook page lovely notes and pictures from ALS patients who have received a Hopes & Dreams quilt, which touches our hearts and show just how much these quilts mean to patients and their families.




Select quilts and craft items are sold, auctioned, and raffled to raise funds with 100% of the money used for ALS research!  This year we attended Virginia Beach's Santa's Stocking Craft Show and the Aviation Museum's Air and Auto show and sale.  Quilts were also sold at Richard Stravitz Fine Arts Galleries. 

The Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS raised over $17,000 for research, supporting Emory University School of Medicine, The Packard Center for ALS Research, and the Felman Lab ALS Research in their fight to find a treatment and an eventual cure for ALS!



We will soon be announcing the winners of the Challenge, and posting pictures of select quilts to vote for your favorite in our "Sew Popular" division!



Thank you, to the following sponsors for providing 
wonderful and exciting prizes:

Presenting Sponsor:

J.N. Harper, Co.                www.jnharper.com


Grand Sponsors:

Baby Lock                                             www.babylock.com
Dragon Threads                                 www.dragonthreads.com
hang it dang it                                     www.hangitdangit.com
Judy Martin Books                           www.judymartin.com
Kimberbell Designs                          www.kimberbelldesigns.com
Marcus Fabrics                                   www.marcusfabrics.com
Minick and Simpson                        minickandsimpson.blogspot.com
Modern Quilts Unlimited               www.modernquilts.mqumag.com
Nestlings by Robin                            www.nestlingsbyrobin.com/
Perkins Dry Goods                            www.perkinsdrygoods.com
Prym Consumer USA                       www.prym-consumer-usa.com/
Quilters Dream Batting                   www.QuiltersDreamBatting.com
Quilters Travel Companion           www.quilterstravelcompanion.com/
Quilters World Magazine               www.quiltersworld.com
Raggedy Ruth Designs/ Forever in Stitches LLC     www.ForeverInStitches.com
Shannon Fabrics                                shannonfabrics.com
Siesta Silver Jewelry                        www.siestasilverjewelry.com
Straight Stitch Society                     straightstitchsociety.com
Suzn Quilts                                           www.SuznQuilts.com
The Wooden Bear                              www.thewoodenbear.com
THREADS printable inkjet fabrics www.printablefabrics.com
YLI Threads                                          www.ylicorp.com

Charm Sponsors:

Island BatiksIslandBatik.com
June TailorJuneTailor.com
May ChappellMayChappell.com
Paper PiecesPaperPieces.com
Quilting Creations InternationalQuiltingCreations.com
Robert Kaufman FabricsRobertKaufman.com
Tuanton TradeTaunton.com
Fox Chapel PublishingD-origianls.com
ClothworksClothworks.com
American Quilters SocietyAmericanQuilter.com
Dreamworld NW (Sew Steady)SewSteady.com
Quilters CornerQuiltersCorner-pa.com
Fabri-QuiltFabri-Quilt.com
Bo-NashBonash.com
Kenzie Mac & Co.KenzieMac.com
Henry Glass & Co.HenryGlassFabrics.com
Cherry BlossomsCherryBlossomsQuilting.com
Studio 180 DesignsStudio180design.net
The Gentle ArtTheGentleArt.com
Seams Like A DreamSeamsLikeADream.com
Weeks Dye WorksWeeksDyeWorks.com
Coats & Clarkww.MakeItCoats.com
Happy Hollow DesignsHappyHollowDesigns.com
McKenna Ryan DesignsPineNeedles.com
Direction PressNeedleTravel.com