Sunday, December 03, 2017

Mystery SUNDAY Link-Up, Part 2!

Good Morning from Rogue River, Oregon!

Welcome to our Mystery Monday Sunday Link-Up for part 2 of On Ringo Lake!

If you read yesterday’s post you will have already anticipated this switch to one day earlier due to my traveling and teaching schedule in Oregon this week.

We are adding an extra day for folks to be able to share their progress, and this switch helps me as well - my flight got into Medford, Oregon a bit late into the evening last night.

I'm now in Pacific time!

I’m headed out the door this morning for a Pineapple Blossom workshop with the Mountain Star Quilters of Rogue River.

The following photos and story came from Mary Coats of Kincardine Ontario, Canada!

She writes:
Hi Bonnie,
I thought you would like to now that up here in Canada we are also having fun with your Mystery Quilt.

We are a Guild of around 90 members. We love to travel, we have been to Paducah, Vermont, Missouri Star, Chicago and next year...Houston.


Two of us have made your past mysteries and thought it would be fun to invite the whole Guild to a kick off day for On Ringo Lake. So, we put out the call to all members of the Kincardine Sunset Quilters in Kincardine, Ontario Canada to come for a pot luck lunch and sewing day. We had a great turn out.

Some gals sewed, some cut their pieces, some made coffee and put out our lunch, some visited and all had fun. We had some draw prizes and the question for the draw was "What will you name your quilt?" 

We hope to get another day in the winter but with the winds and snow blowing off Lake Huron that may just be wishful thinking. At any rate, thanks for the great patterns and the encouragement to keep sewing. All in all a fabulous time.


We didn't get everyone in the picture as some came only for the morning and others had other commitments and packed up before picture time.
Thanks for all the fun,
Mary Coates
Kincardine Sunset Quilters
Kincardine Ontario Canada
I’m so glad you shared your photos of your fun stitch day, Mary!  Much love to your and your group, and I do hope you get another day to sew together, weather permitting!

If you have a group who is stitching together, send me some photos along with the story behind the photos in an email and you could be featured in a future Mystery Monday post!

No matter where you are in your On Ringo Lake, you can share blocks, design wall photos, fabric choices, completed units with your dog, cat or grand baby – just share!

If you do not have a blog, you can link to an Instagram post, google+ post, Flickr photo or even a Pinterest photo. But you MUST have one of these to participate.

Be sure when you are filling in your information below that you include a URL to your specific post or photo, not just your main blog or profile address.  We need the address of the page where your photo and post is, not the whole account.

For those who don’t understand HOW to find the URL of any given post PLEASE read this linky tutorial before you link up again.

For an example of a blog post including a link back, click HERE.
For a Pinterest post including a link back, click HERE.
For an Instagram post including a link back, click HERE.
For a Flickr post including a link back, click HERE.

Click the links above for examples of folks who have done it correctly!

If you hare having trouble, why not contact someone who has “done it correctly” and ask for their help? Leave them a comment on their photo.  We can help each other.

If you have linked to my main blog address http://quiltville.blogspot.com that also needs to be changed to the URL for today's linky page. Please check your post or photo and make sure you have the right link.

Include this link in your post: http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2017/12/mystery-sunday-link-up-part-2.html  Or short link: http://bit.ly/2BFe75V

If you don’t know how to link it so it is clickable in your blog post, don’t worry about it. Just copy and paste the above URL into your text.

We are also using the hashtags #quiltvillemystery and #onringolakequilt and a link back to this post for social media.  Please use them so we can find you!

If you post to Pinterest or Instagram, your blog, etc. - you need to add the link to the link-up post in your photo description.  It doesn’t matter if it is a hyperlink or just plain text, but it must be there.  If you do not link back to my post, your link will be removed from our link-up.  It’s that simple.

I want to thank those who took the time to correct entries on last week's link-up for On Ringo Lake.  I realize that quite a few people skim read and don’t really take the time to understand what I am requesting with this Link-Up and other social media posting throughout the course of our mystery.

One more time:

Please do NOT post unit sizes or unit counts in your post.  This is a mystery.  The sizes and counts are plainly available in the mystery directions themselves.  Folks can get them by coming to my directions.

Also, your link-up post, be it on Instagram, Pinterest, your blog or wherever MUST include a link-back to the link-up post. The link you are to use is given to you above.

Our posts are reciprocal.  Which means, I send you all of MY traffic, and those who visit your page need to be able to get to me from your post. I link to you, you link back to me.

Those who do not follow these three simple requests – No piece count, no unit size, and link back included to the link-up post will be removed from the link-up.

Thank you for working with me to be sure these things happen.  I really appreciate it. And it is so so so simple to just take the time and comply.

The linky pages will be alive FOREVER in the archives, Your link will stay there so people can find you, please link correctly to my post so people can find me and the others who have also shared their links as well.  Don’t be the dead end street for everyone else.  Thank you!

This link-Up will close at midnight eastern time on Thursday, December 7th, and part 3 of our mystery goes live Friday morning!


Quiltville Quote of the Day!

Put a smile on your face and have a wonderful Sunday!


  1. This is what I get when I click on the link for Ringo Lake part 2:
    https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g#welcome Says I don't have authority?
    Oh and I got part 1 fine.

  2. Hi Bonnie-- did you know that you can set a linkback as a condition of posting in InLinkz? I've posted on other linkups that did this and it won't let you post at all without a linkback. The poster gets a rejection message right away and can fix it and try again. This would save you a bunch of time. Look under "Advanced Linking Options" when you add the linkup to set rules. Hope that helps!

  3. I had the same problem going to the On Ringo Lake link you have in the first paragraph...mine goes to an ad for Blogger....

  4. i love seeing the different color combinations (one of us thinks she's on clue 3, while i feel like the geese are clue 2~~~ and some are so clever they've used the two clues to make blocks already!!!! ME??? I'm still trying to decide whether to go with a constant for my neutral, and it's pretty dark compared to our samples... waffle waffle waffle... also i am so technically challenged i have no URL or link and don't want to figure it out... old age is settling... Lord have mercy and help me with my cell phone!!!! Looking forward to more fabric auditioning and making a decision, thanks for all you do... I've been told the workshop in Carlsbad is already SOLD OUT... sigh.

  5. Oh! I wish I'd known about the Kincardine group! I would have joined in as I'm only 45 minutes away! Love all the color combos. Great job everyone!


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