Wednesday, January 4, 2017

52 more quilters needed...

Here we go! Another year is upon us... after two years going strong on 52Quilters I've had 104 takeovers and our Instagram is on the verge of reaching 8k followers!

I'm so pleased with how things have gone this year... though I spent a lot of the year quite behind on emails and 52Q admin, it was all worth it. Every time I start to think I'm going to pack it in or pass it on to someone else, a featured quilter or follower gets in touch and shares a really nice experience they've had and I realise just how rewarding the project can be for people.

Of course part of the success stems from the quilters who takeover, but at the risk of sound super cheesy, I have to say the success is really down to YOU the followers. Some of the featured quilters are social media gurus and already running bustling accounts, but for the newbies or nervous sharers who take over, it is a great experience to share their work with 7000+ people for a week. Those who make the most of it share ideas, get feedback, share tutorials and make new connections - but it is the welcoming and supportive followers that make it so rewarding.

My personal goal for 2017 is to get more projects finished and put more positivity out into the world, and I couldn't start my year by taking away the 52'... otherwise I'd be in positivity deficit for until 2018!

So the call for 52Q 2017 is officially OPEN!

Read all about it here and get involved - or encourage someone you know to get involved.

If you'd like to be involved please fill in the form by 11:59 pm Greenwich Mean Time on January 20th - just do it now so you don' forget!

- Chris

Post by Chris: Chris is the founder and organiser of 52Quilters. He is a crafty guy who has been making his whole life. Although his crafty roots are in Canada, he has been working and crafting in the UK for 11 years. For more of Chris' work visit 

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