Monday, May 21, 2012

May Giveaway Day


Thank you to everyone for entering the giveaway.  I have enjoyed reading your comments, and I look forward to getting to know you!  The giveaway is now closed.  I will announce the winner on Sunday evening.  Thank you!  

Welcome to my blog!  I'm Amanda, also known as the "Busy Little Quilter".  I am so excited that you are here! 

 This is Sew, Mama Sew's Annual "May Giveaway Day".  In the past, it was just for one day, but this year they are leaving it open for a week starting Monday, May 21 through Friday, May 25 at 5pm PST.  Please be sure to visit Sew Mama Sew's blog for the links to enter other bloggers giveaways.  And, if you would like to offer a giveaway on your blog, it's not to late to join in on the fun.  Just go to Sew, Mama Sew's blog to find out more information.

I have been quilting for about 17 years.  I was bit by the "quilting bug" when I spotted an appliqued heart quilt on the front cover of  American Patchwork and Quilting magazine in a fabric store.  I had never seen a quilting magazine before!  Soon, I joined a small group of quilters and my quilting adventure began.

My first quilt was a  "Log Cabin Quilt in a Day" by Eleanor Burns.  Since that time I have made lots of quilts,  and I have loved sharing my love of quilting with my friends, family, and the many bloggers that inspire me.  I even became a Certified "Quilt in a Day" Teacher last year, with Eleanor Burns being my instructor.  I guess you could say that my quilting adventure has taken me full circle.  I never would have imagined when I was making my first quilt that one day I would be "Quilt in a Day" instructor.

Now that you know a little bit about me, here is what I'm giving away!



Since my favorite quilting magazine is American Patchwork and Quilting, I thought it would be fun to give away their "little sister" magazine, "Quilts and More".



This is the summer issue, and it's filled with quick and easy projects for beginners to experienced quilters.  I really enjoy the "Scrap Lab" where Joanna Figueroa of  Fig Tree and Co.  and Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms  ,and one other guest (the one for this issue is Monica Solorio-Snow (aka Happy Zombie), make something special from a specific set of materials.  This particular challenge uses a Charm Pack and 1/2 yard of a solid cream.



As you can see, a table topper, pillow, or two hot pads can be made using those materials.  I thought that a charm pack of Vintage Modern (new fabric line from Camille Roskelley and her mom, Bonnie) would be perfect for this.  



I can't do a giveaway without including something from Quilt in a Day, so I am tossing in a fun pattern, Dessert Time Quilt.



You can use a Layer Cake and a Jelly Roll from a line of fabrics, or you can use fabrics from your own "stash".   I love the piano key borders, and you will love learning how to create them.

Here's how to enter my giveaway.

  1. Follow my blog by clicking on the  "Join My Site" button.    
  2. Leave me a comment below telling me your favorite craft hobby.  
One entry per person. Please be sure that your e-mail is not set to "no reply".  If you don't have a blog, please tell me your name, and include your e-mail address in your comment.   This is open to US residents, as well as International.   The giveaway is open starting May 21-May 25 at 5:00 PST.   Comments will be closed at 5:00 PST.   That night, I will use the random generator to select the winner.  The winner will be contacted, and announced on my blog on the 27th.

Good luck to everyone!


Amanda



225 comments:

  1. My first love is sewing, but I love all crafting! I enjoy making computer printables too.

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  2. Hi Amanda. I'm happy to follow your blog - it looks very interesting. My favourite craft, bar none, is quilting!

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  3. Ooooh, this is so much FUN, and your giveaway is SO tempting ! ;>)
    THANKS for giving us such a chance !
    I'm already a follower of your beautiful blog and I always find lots of inspiration.

    XOXOXO
    NADINE

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  4. I like sewing most right now, but sometimes it is weaving baskets or painting or photography. :)

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  5. My favorite craft is sewing, followed closely by knitting! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. Hello, I'm a follower. My favorite craft is sewing. Thanks for the chance to win. Linda

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  7. I love to make cards, scrapbook and sew

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  8. (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net); am a follower; love to quilt!
    Thanks for chance to win!

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  9. I love quilting, cardmaking, embroidery, cross-stitch, and knitting. Right now I am mostly quilting with a little knitting on the side. But I go in stages.

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  10. And just so you know, my little quilt, "Mixed Berries" is on page 74. Thanks! : )

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  11. Hi, I'm Amanda, too. I love Bonnie and Camille and Elanor Burns, too. I love quilting and sewing.

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  12. Hi Amanda. If I am not working on a quilt or wall hanging, I am reading my Kindle. Have a great day.

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  13. My favorite hobby since 2004 when I bought my first embroidery machine was doing any type of project that included machine embroidery. Now my interests have turned toward quilting and learning to do that. I've been studying and playing around with that for the past two years now.

    How fun that you are a Quilt in a Day teacher. And taught by Eleanor herself. Wow. Congratulations on that even if it wasn't recent.

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  14. I love making jewellery the most :D But I'm always open to do new stuff. fetachan@gmail.com

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  15. blog follower

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  16. I love to sew, especially clothing for my daughter

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  17. Quilting is my favorite craft hobby!

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  18. I'm a quilter, knitter, crochet-er and stitcher, but I love quilting most of all. Signed up to follow

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  19. I follow you, and am currently learning to sew and crochet.

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  20. Awesome fabric! What a great give away, like to give that a chance too! Thanks for organizing! My favorite craft is quilting! Kind regards, Conny

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  21. I'm a quilter, everything else is irritating to me!

    kell22 @ cox.net

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  22. How fun, so nice to find new people like you. I'm a follower now. Does petting fabric count as a craft hobby? No? Okay then, I like to do some bookbinding or making of little books for notes and drawings.

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  23. By the looks of it, unlike everyone else, I'm predominantly a cross-stitcher. It's always been my first crafty love! Thanks for the chance to win, I'm a new follower

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  24. Well I'm a patchworker at heart, and quilting comes a close 2nd! Many thanks for the giveaway, love Vintage Modern. jxo

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  25. I try other crafts, but always end up back with my passion - quilting.

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  26. I am a follower and I love making quilts/sewing.

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  27. I love quilting.

    I am just starting out. I have a word press blog and can't figure out how to follow you.

    Vicki
    quiltingbelle (at) wordpress (dot) com

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  28. A wonderful giveaway. I love to quolt, thats my favourite hobby. I'm also a follower.

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  29. Oh my, I love so many crafts but crochet and quilting have to be my favorite!

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  30. I'm a new follower (I know you said one entry per person but it seems like most people were leaving two so I jumped on the bandwagon).

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  31. Quilting is my only hobby, unless reading is considered a hobby? I'm a new follower. I love blog hops, this is how I find most of the blogs I read. Thank you. ;-> Toni Anne

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  32. I love sewing because I can satisfy my need to pursue different interests within the same hobby. Like quilts? Sew one! Like bags? Sew one! Like organizers? Sew one!

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  33. My favorite craft hobby, by far, is quilting, which I just got into 2 or 3 years ago. I also do scrapbooking, but quilting is my fav.

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  34. I am a new follower, and glad to have found you! I love making quilts and quilted items.

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  35. I follow your blog. Quilting by far is my favourite hobby. I often tell people at work how much happier I would be if I could just be at home quilting!

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  36. I am a new follower to your blog! My favorite craft hobby is sewing, although I also like to knit and crochet!

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  37. following..i love so many things..but right now im obsessed with knitting :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  38. Quilting is my first crafty choice and I'm just starting to get in to sewing clothes for my kids.

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  39. Quilting is my favorite crafting hobby. Thanks!

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  40. My favorite craft is quilting of course!

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  41. I've always been a lover of all things sewing, particularly garment construction but quilting has quickly been catching up the last few years!

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  42. I love to quilt. Will add myself to your follow list. Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful prizes.

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  43. I love to quilt. Thanks for the chance to win your prize.

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  44. Hi Amanda. I'm already a follower.

    My favourite craft is quilting. I try to resist even looking at anything else as I have a stash to bust! lol

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  45. I'm a new follower.

    My favorite craft is polymer clay but I've just started to quilt and this may be my new obsession.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  46. Quilting is my favorite craft hobby. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  47. My first love is probably quilting but I also make jewellery, cross stitch and much more besides!

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  48. I'm a (new) follower!

    My favorite hobbies are reading, stitching, and quilting. I can't choose between them because I love them equally.

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  49. Quilting is my main crafty hobby, but I'm starting to make a few little girl dresses, and I take requests from my son for cuddly toys!

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  50. I'm a new follower! I'm a quilting nut. No time for any other hobbies (or housework)!

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  51. I am a new follower - so glad your giveaway led me to your blog.

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  52. I love to quilt, but I am doing more small sewing projects lately and loving those, too!

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  53. Love quilting, but also making fun little stuff for my girls' dolls.

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  54. I follow you on GFC now and my favorite crafty hobby is probably hand-sewing felt food! It is so quick and easy, and the recipients (so far just my son and niece) are always so excited! And it's a great way for me to practice new stitches.

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  55. I am a follower I love to embroider, crochet and sew/quilt

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  56. I am a new follower. My fav hobby is to quilt!

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  57. I primarily sew btu I dabble in other crafts as well.

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  58. I really enjoy sewing/quilting small projects like pillows, hotpads, and bags!

    Julia @ Stars&Sunshine
    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  59. I am a new follower. I enjoy quilting, counted cross stitch and reading.

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  60. I love to sew - and patching for quilts is my favorite thing. Today.

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  62. I like quilting and crocheting!

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  63. I love to quilt
    thanks for a great giveaway!
    knightmom03(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. I hobby is to sew. love it. Thanks, Jera

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  65. My craft hobby is sewing. Thank you, Vicki

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  66. quilting is my favorite thing :)

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  67. I'm equally in love with sewing and knitting. That way I can pick whichever I'm in the mood for.

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  68. I can never decide between patchworking or quilting...

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  69. I love sewing, quilts, bags, pillows, you name it!

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  70. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  71. I love sewing clothes for my daughter but I really want to make a quilt I am just so dang nervous to do it!

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  72. I love to sew clothes for my daughter!

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  73. I am your new GFC member number 250!

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  74. I like refashioning my kids clothes, I can't stand they can't continue wearing something they loved

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  75. It goes in stages. Some times it's quilting, sometimes knitting or crochet. Thanks for the great giveaway. (GFC follower)

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  76. I love machine piecing quilt tops! Thanks, Amanda, for an awesome giveaway!!!

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  77. following and love sewing

    Wcharp6739(at)att(dot)net

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  78. I love to make quilts. Jenifer Stevenson buggystevenson@aol.com

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  79. I love to knit and to sew! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  80. I am a doll maker, and have just recently started sewing

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  81. i love sewing, quilting and embroidery.

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  82. I am new to quilting and so far every thing I have tried I love.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

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  83. I love to make quilts! Thank you!

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  84. My favourite crafting is definitely quilting - I've never had a hobby I like so much! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  85. I am already a follower and I love making quilts, bags, anything that can be sewn!

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  86. I'm a Follower and my fave is sewing.

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  87. Amanda,
    It made me smile when you said your first quilt was the Log cabin in a day(as that is the same quilt that was my first big quilt! It took me a lot longer than a day to quilt but I did love it. Unfortunately it had a bit of a sad life with our pets etc so it is in pretty bad shape now. I made mine in 1987.
    I have become a new follower.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  88. Amanda,
    It made me smile when you said your first quilt was the Log cabin in a day(as that is the same quilt that was my first big quilt! It took me a lot longer than a day to quilt but I did love it. Unfortunately it had a bit of a sad life with our pets etc so it is in pretty bad shape now. I made mine in 1987.
    I have become a new follower.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  89. I am a new follower. My favorite craft is sewing.

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  90. I'm a new follower, thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  91. My favourite craft is quilting - I love it & am slightly obsessed! Thanks again for the giveaway.

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  92. Thanks for this giveaway. I'm a follower now (via email). Wish I'd found your site earlier.

    God Bless
    Sandra
    gml448@yahoo.com

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  93. I'm a new follower and I love to quilt. I only just discovered Quilt in a Day when my mum gave me Lover's Knot for Christmas - I was so quick to make and such a gorgeous pattern.

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  94. I am a new follower. My favorite hobby is sewing!

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  95. I can't chose a favourite craft. I love to sew, but I also love to do various types of embroidery, and crochet, and make jewellery...

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  96. I love scrapbooking and quilting equally! There are just times when I crave playing with paper, and others when I want to play with fabric! LOL

    (funny, I never get the craving to do housework!)

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  97. My fav hobby is quilting! Thanks for the lovely giveaway. I'm a {new} follower!

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  98. I'm a schizophrenic hobbyist - I homeschool, quilt, cook, read, cross stitch and scrapbook.

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  99. Quilter and seamstress over here.

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  100. I love making quilts but always want to try out new crafts!

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  101. It's definitely quilting all the way!

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  102. I LOVE "Quilt in a Day"!

    I don't have a particular favorite craft/hobby. I tend to do a little bit of everything depending on my mood. Right now I'm paper piecing, embroidering and art journaling. I'm a follower. Thanks!

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  103. I'm a new follower :)
    I love to make quilts!
    Thank you for the chance to win!!

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  104. I'm a new follower. I like to cross stitch and crochet, but I've made a few quilts and have a few works in progress going on. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win!

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  105. Currently, I like making dresses for the baby girl :)

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  106. Sewing is my first love, any sewing. These days I like small projects that I can finish quickly and have that gratification! Quilt in a day sounds good to me!

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  107. I'm following through Google Friends.

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  108. Right now I'm sewing summer clothes for my kids.

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  109. I love quilting, I'm a new follower, thanks!

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  110. I love sewing and embroidery.

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  111. • • • Life without quilting is NOT an option!

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  112. Vintage modern is my fav right now thats what i have been saying all day and here your giving some away yes please

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  113. am making silvia's bridal sampler right now in red/black/white. my little granddaughter is legally blind and sees only in shades of gray but she LOVED going through all 140 of the blocks, making comments and picking her favorites--really touched my heart. thanks for the opportunity and have a great day

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  114. I love to sew and do embroidery. Thank you so much for your great giveaway. Vintage Modern is my favorite fabric line.

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  115. I'm a new follower via GFC. Thanks!

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  116. And my new love is sewing! I was a scrapbooker for years, and discovered fabric last year.

    *sigh*

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  117. I am a new follower, and I love to quilt. I started last year, and didn't do much crafting before that.

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  118. I follow through GFC and I love photography and quilting!

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  119. My heart will always be with Cross stitching because thats what Grandma taught me. But the Quilting Bug is totally gonna be a biggy for me. I love it. Any Craft that makes it personal is for me and love to my family.

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  120. I love to sew clothes and blankets! mjalfano19@gmail.com

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  121. I am a follower of your blog! mjalfano19@gmail.com

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  122. love to sew! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  123. I'm a new follower via GFC & RSS Feed.

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  124. I love to sew all kinds of things in general.

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  125. Favorite hobby is sewing and piecing.

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  126. I wander a lot in all my crafting endeavors, but in general, i like sewing clothing.

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  127. Great giveaway!
    I love to crochet!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    jacieinmi67@gmail.com

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  128. Just joined your site. I love to Quilt - machine or hand.

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  129. I am a new follower and I love to quilt and embroider. thanks.

    Daisy

    daisy@jrcamerica.com

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  130. I love to sew and stitch! :)

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  131. My favorite craft would be sewing , mostly quilts but any sewing really . Thanks for the chance to win. I am a new follower .

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  132. Quilting has become my new favorite craft hobby. It's taken some time to evolve to, but I definitely can't turn my back on it now.

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  133. I just love love love to sew! Thank you so much for the post! ^^

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  134. I am a new follower!
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  135. I love sewing, and I do a bit of scapbooking too

    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  136. Sewing of any type with a focus on quilting.

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