How did Clothworks decide to introduce their new American Made Brand line of 50 colors of cotton solids? With a 50 state road trip–no gas required! The AMB Blog Tour starts today. Pack up your favorite road trip munchies (red Twizzlers here) and get ready to have some fun.
Fifty bloggers, one from each of the 50 states, were challenged to create a quilty license plate for their home state. Each will become a block in a quilt celebrating quilting all across the country. As you visit each site on its appointed day, you can see how the designs developed, enter to win a set of eight FQ’s* of selected colors from this great new fabric line, and even download the state patterns to make your own license plate quilt. Most blogs will have their own items to give away as well, but if you sign up for the giveaway at each blog, you will have 50 chances to win!
From now through June 20, 2014 the AMB Blog Tour will visit one or two blogs each day. You can find a wide variety of designs and techniques used in creating these license plate blocks. For the most part, the states are listed in the order that they became states. (That means that the blog tour will be coming to The Curious Quilter to see the Minnesota block on June 9th!)
Delaware and Pennsylvania both were granted statehood in December of 1787, and are today’s stops on the tour. Find the Delaware license plate block when you visit Blue Striped Room. Then be sure to visit Cheryl Lynch Quilts for the Pennsylvania license plate. On Tuesday, May 20th, check out Butterfly Threads Quilting in Georgia.
The entire list of all 50 blogs and 50 states can be seen at the official AMB Blog Tour site. You can also see all 50 colors at the AMB/The Fabric page, learn about the farm to fabric concept under Our Story, and then visit Farm to Fabric Challenge to learn about a quilt challenge.
Rev up your (sewing machine) engines, take in the sites, and enjoy the cross-country trip!