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July 14th, 2016 by Suzanne @ Camelot

I remember, a few years ago, a friend of mine commented on all the quilting blogs she was reading and I just couldn’t believe how many she was following.  I had replied that I simply did not have the time with the three babies in the house.  But in the next few days I made an effort to start reading one a day. Now that there is no need for diapers, strollers and bibs in my household, I dedicate 20 minutes every morning to blog reading.  And I also spend time writing some of my own blogs too.

I was on holidays last week and that gave me even more time to read up on some of my favorite blogs and I was surprised to see many writing on very delicate subjects.  Now I am not the type to write comments after reading the blog but the ones I read on holidays are still with me. So I want to take the time on this Thankful Thursday to say thank you!  Cause that’s what blogging is all about!

If we are going to spend hours in front of a computer screen writing on subjects to post on our blog… at some point our inner voice needs to be part of what we are writing.  I consider all quilters to be part of my family, and I love diversity!  Reading all these various blogs reminds me that we are all different yet when we share our passion for quilting we are all the same.

So thank you to:

BadAss Quilter’s Society – your blog Sew Diversity

Crafty Planner – your blog  The dirty words

LR Stiched – your blog May is for Makers

Now I feel bad only thanking three as I read so many others.  You all have very inspiring subjects, quilt-a-longs, tutorials and various points of view on life.  And most of you have way more kids than I so I can’t use them as an excuse to not be quilting, blogging and designing…

On that note I do have to congratulate Jess and Stacey!  They have both welcomed a new bundle of joy in their life.

I now realize that I SHOULD leave comments when I read a blog that inspires me.  Perhaps we could all start giving back after reading a blog by leaving a comment showing that we cared enough to leave a comment.



  1. July 14, 2016 at 11:20 am, Kathy E. said:

    Claire, you are right that we all share the passion of quilting, and writing those blog posts takes time…time away from what we love to do…sew and spend time with our families! I take an extra few moments to comment on blogs that inspire me as I know it’s always appreciated by the blogger. It shows that we care. We are all in this together!

    • July 14, 2016 at 11:49 am, Claire Haillot said:

      > Thanks Kathy!

  2. July 14, 2016 at 11:55 am, Sandi said:

    Thank you for mentioning my blog! I agree that giving back by leaving comments seems like a great step to showing we care and value each other’s work. :)

    • July 14, 2016 at 1:03 pm, Claire Haillot said:

      Thanks Sandi!

  3. July 18, 2016 at 11:37 am, Jesy Anderson said:

    I may not be a quilter but I definatly love sewing, leaving comments really is a fantastic step to show that you value and care what others are writing about, in the last 6 years I have seen a dwindling numbers of comments and conversations between blogs and readers.. I think facebook might have taken away from interactions on blogs. But I can say I love this post!

    • July 19, 2016 at 3:03 pm, Claire Haillot said:

      > Thank you Jesy for your comment!