{ sewing blog tours }

Today is the first day of the Stash Books blog tour...read on for all the information about this blog hop, which was put together to promote a wonderful book called Inspired to Sew by Bari J. I have followed Bari for a long time - in fact my SECOND blog post ever, here, I showed a picture of a purse that I loved and ordered from Bari J. In the time since, she has built a wonderful company including patterns for sewing and finished items. You can see it all at her website here.

The blog tour participants will talk about what inspires them to sew, when they started sewing, who taught them to sew and other sewing topics. There are some longtime favorite blogs on the list and some new-to-me blogs that I'm excited to visit. I love the sewing and quilting world and what the internet is doing to enliven and change it!

The words that follow are from the Stash Books blog. (Stash Books is a publisher of wonderful sewing and quilting books.)

What inspires you to sew? Follow the inspiration, creativity, fun and excitement on the Inspired to Sew by Bari J. blog tour!

The tour kicks off Monday, January 31st and continues through Tuesday, February 8th — it’s hosted by an all-star line-up of fabulous sewing bloggers.

Each day, the tour host will give away a copy of Inspired to Sew by Bari J. and share some thoughts on fabric and their sewing inspiration. Just look for Bari’s Inspired to Sew blog badge.

January 31
Mary Abreu: Confessions of a Craft Addict

February 1
Jennifer Paganelli: Sis Boom!

February 2
Jona Giammalava: Stop Staring and Start Sewing

February 3
Rashida Coleman Hale: I Heart Linen

February 4
Sarah Fielke: The Last Piece

February 5
Jenny Doh: Crescendoh

February 6
Cara Wilson: Cara Quilts

February 7
Deborah Moebes: Whipstitch Fabrics

February 8
Monica Solorio-Snow: The Happy Zombie

February 9
The final giveaway will be back at Stash Books


AND THEN...while you're at it, there is also a blog hop put together by the Moda fabric designers. Still more favorites show up in this list! (Edit: If you only have time to visit one blog, I love love love Blackbird Designs. Her style and prolific-ness inspire me!) It starts, Feb. 1st. Here's the schedule and links:

1-Feb Comfortstitching

2-Feb Blackbird Designs

3-Feb Jan Patek Quilts

4-Feb Bunny Hill Blog

5-Feb Cotton Way

6-Feb Fig Tree Quilts

7-Feb Kansas Troubles Quilters

8-Feb Kate Spain Designs

9-Feb Kathy Schmitz Studio

10-Feb Simplify

11-Feb Me And My Sister Designs

12-Feb Minick And Simpson

13-Feb Oliver And S

14-Feb Pieces Of My Heart

15-Feb L & J Blog

16-Feb Sweetwater

17-Feb Barbara Brackman

18-Feb Deb Strain

19-Feb American Jane

20-Feb Primitive Gatherings