Friday, March 8, 2013

Party On!

COMMENTS FOR THIS GIVEAWAY DRAWING ARE NOW CLOSED.  

Today's the day for the Quilter's Blog Hop Party with Give-A-Ways hosted by Quilting Gallery

Beat the Winter Blues - Quilters' Blog Hop Party 
 For my giveaway I've chosen a great book by Don Linn titled Sophisticated Stitches, Designs for Quilting, Applique, Sashiko & Embroidery.  In this book Don shares 66 new stylized quilting motifs and a unique method for transferring a design to your quilting surface without the need to cut templates.  I first learned about this method while participating in SewCalGal's Free Motion Quilt Challenge last year (link in sidebar to the right).  Don Linn was our guest tutorial expert during the month of April 2012, and taught this design transfer method, which I've found to be very useful.

For the lucky winner I'll also include one or two of the vintage quilting magazines from my collection, most dating back to the 1980s and early 1990s.  I'll be choosing these based upon your individual comments, so be sure to tell me something about what type of quilts you most love to create.

Please be sure that you're not a "no-reply blogger" before leaving your comment, or that you include your email address within your comment.  Followers of this blog, both new and long-standing, are welcome to leave a second comment.   This giveaway is open to anyone with a United States mailing address.
Giveaway will be open until March 14 at 8 p.m. PDT, and I'll announce the winner on March 15.
So, leave a comment (or two) and then head back over to Quilting Gallery and check out the rest of the party hopping blogs!

154 comments:

  1. I don't usually follow blog hops, but it seems many of the blogs I normally follow are on this hop, so here I go signing up for another giveaway! : )
    I've seen this book, and since doing his SewCalGal FMQ Challenge, I know I can transfer his motifs with ease!
    I am a traditional quilter--love traditional patterns and repro fabrics. I do use novelty prints when I quilt for my grandkids, but usually still stick to traditional patterns. Oh, and I get a bit out of my box now and then and use some bright batiks!

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  2. Oh what a wonderful book! I'd love to win :*) FMQ is something I am determined to refine this year as I try to quilt up some flimsies that need to move out of my closet and into the world as real quilts!

    I love fresh, bold designs in bright colors. I'm probably more traditional than modern, but I love the modern colors and simplicity. Also small quilts - too cute! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  3. I like paper piecing and bright bold contemporary designs. thanks

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  4. The book would be very interesting, it haven't seen transfers yet.

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  5. I seriously need help with my FMQ'ing! I'm relatively new to quilting and LOVE free motion, but have no idea how to do better designs. I love modern, contemporary quilting - nice and bright! I'm participating in the hop too, so feel free to pop over :)

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  6. I am definitely a FMQ newbie. I like scrappy right now.

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  7. Gorgeous book. I've used it many times.

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  8. I am a bit new to quilting. So far I am addicted to florals, love star blocks and usually hand quilt.

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  9. I did the FMQ Challenge with SewCalGal also and I enjoyed Don Linn's month. It would be great to win this book by him. Thanks for the chance. Also I like to make scrappy and traditional quilts.

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  10. Great book. I like modern quilts but a background in traditional.

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  11. I'm a follower. That book really interests me as I'm still new to quilting and always wondering what to put in the plain sections. I really love the 1930's style quilts as, I can remember my grandmother showing me her MIL's quilts and watching my grandma reproduce the styles from back then

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  12. Lately, I've been trying some blocks of the month, just trying something different. Quilting is the most challenging part for me. Nice giveaway! Would love to learn something out of my comfort zone!

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  13. I'm a new follower here in Oregon :)

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  14. I am new to FMQ. My most favorite methods of quilting is applique
    paper piecing, and miniature quilts. This book would be very helpful! Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. I am a new follower by GFC. Glad I found you!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I have little kids so my quilts tend to be novelty oriented, but I've been wanting to do more than straight line quilting. Thanks for the chance!

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  17. Thanks for the great giveaway. I have joined a few FMQ Challenges but have still failed to master it. I love scrappy quilts and was a member of Quiltmaker Magazine's 2012 Scrap Squad. Hugs

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  18. For some reason I tend to do complicated quilts. I really get into doing the intricate work. I am quilting most of my quilts with a machine quilter but I feel there isn't anything like a hand quilted quilt

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  19. Needle turn appliqué is what I lve to do.than you for the chance

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  20. That looks like a fabulous book. I love making pieced quilts - even paper pieced ones. This is my year for working with my scraps so it has been a fun challenge to use what I have.

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  21. I am learning to do FMQ with Leah on Craftsy and love it. I am more toward the tradional quilt.

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  22. Thanks for the great giveaway! I would love to win that book! I love traditional and scrap quilts. I make a lot of baby quilts for our church quilt ministry. I'm collecting batiks to start the Northern Wilderness applique quilt.

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  23. I'm a new follower. I see you are doing Betsy's Closet and that's on my list of quilts to do, too. Also I saw your post about Living Water, one of my favorites.

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  24. I don't know if I have a style, ha ha I like so much. FMQ is one of my goals to get better at, and have vowed to practice more this year. I like applique alot, but I also like piecing and like pretty much all colors. So hmm not sure what my style is.

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  25. I'm a new follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    lourdesfay at gmail dot com

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  26. I have never heard of Don Linn - this looks very interesting! I mostly make scrap quilts with leftovers from sewing for my grandchildren, or children's quilts.

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  27. Looks like a!n interesting book, thanks for the giveaway

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  28. That books looks fantastic. Would love to give it a new home. I just love the looks of the Baltimore Album quilts and once my applique gets better will tackle one.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  29. New follower via gfc
    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  30. I enjoy making scrappy lap-sized quilts and baby quilts. Though I plan to make a queen-sized quilt for our bed. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  31. I'm a new follower. Thanks again.

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  32. This sounds like a wonderful book to own.Thank you so much for the giveaway. I love traditional quilts and patterns. And I also like to make scrap quilts.

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  33. This is my first quilt a long. I am going to be making my first quilt. Thanks for letting me leave a comment. sandie

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  34. What a great giveaway. I hope you'll also share it in our Facebook group for the 2012 FMQ Challenge, as I think others would like to enter and may not know about this blog hop.

    I also added your giveaway to my page where I share insights on giveaways & contests: http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/giveaways-and-contests.html

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  35. i love all quilt related books thanks so much

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  36. I am a traditional quilter, but I love trying new things, and I love color, so all of today's gorgeous fabrics take my breath away! This book looks very interesting. Thank you.

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  37. I am a very Traditional Quilter. I didnt' get in on the FMQ Challenge last year but watched a few of the Bloggers who did and how much it helped them. I'd love to try this method if I win the Book. I am a new Follower, we are neighbors. I live in Washington State.

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  38. HI! SUCH A NICE GIVEAWAY!
    THANK YOU!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  39. HAPPY TO FOLLOW>GFC

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  40. I'm still learning to FMQ and I do alot of mystery quilts. Thank you for the chance of winning. Also visit my blog for my giveaway.

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  41. I'm a new follower having arrived via Barbara at Cats Patches and now excited with being in amongst the Blog Hop.

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  42. I have Don Linns other books so would love to add this one. I tend to like bright, fresh quilts and am tending more towards a modern look. Am learning to use my longarm that hs not had the use it should have sincei bought it.

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  43. I don't think I have that book. Cool!

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  44. Sadly I have not worked hard on improving my FMQ. I have instead mostly done strait line or echo quilting of items. I love to learn of new and different ideas and styles.

    Richard and Tanya Quilts

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  45. This is my first blog hop. I'd love a book of nontraditional designs. Thanks for looking at my blog.

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  46. I also did the FMQ with SewCal, but definitely need some practice. It was fun to do something new.

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  47. I am just getting in to FMQing so any help is welcome!!! I really love wall hangings because then I can enjoy them more than if they are on the bed. But who doesn't like to snuggle under a comfy quilt!?

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  48. I am following your blog by emails. I rather enjoy modern pieced quilts. I am just a beginner and have already learned so much. Your book would be a welcomed addition to my quilting library. You can always learn something new and this book would sure come in handy. Thank you for the chance to win and for joining in the Beat the Winter Blues blog hop.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net
    Sonora,CA

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  49. I reckon I'm a modern quilter... I like using jelly rolls and other pre cuts. I am also doing a hand quilting (hexies) piece, but it is taking FOREVER :)

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  50. This looks like a wonderful book to have. Hand applique is what I really love to do, but that doesn't stop me from doing patchwork quilts as well. I really like to learn about all methods and try those that I find interesting.

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  51. Now following your blog. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

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  52. I am very intrestedin free motion quilting. I would love to win this book. I have free motion quilted my very first quilt recently. I was wondering about where you get all those motifs from. I am still fairly new to quilting. I like modern bright quilty type projects. And fairly simple patterns.

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  53. I took part in the FMQ Challenge, and LOVED Don's tutorial. It has been of great use to me and would love to get his book. I like to do FMQ and also machine embroidery. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  54. I like to create modern-type quilts - mostly modern spins on traditional blocks. I love color - and have a new appreciation for creating with solids! Thanks for the opportunity to win your generous giveaway!

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  55. I am a new follower. I do all types of quilting. Hand quilting is my favorite.

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  56. I am not much of a finisher. I do want to learn to do my own quilts. Thanks

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  57. This book looks great! I am just getting into the quilting part of quilting--mostly I have just completed tops! I prefer scrappy and vintage or modern quilts!

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  58. just describe one type??? uhhh I like lots of different things in quilts, I'm more contemporary I think, I like bold colors and graphic designs but I also like traditional looks of quilts, but may use more bright colors with it. Today I cut out fabrics that are black/white/ grey and yellow! yummy combination!!

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  59. I'm pretty new to quilting....so haven't tried FMQ yet...such a chicken....yikes! lol So of course, I'm still making real simple quilts....for now...and loooove scrappy!!!

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  60. I'm a new Follower of your Blog too! :)

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  61. I love vintage books. There are so many things we can still learn and apply from them. I really love all kinds of quilts. Right now I am not able to spend a lot of time at my sewing machine so I am focused on EPP. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  62. I love traditional quilts but many modern designs as well. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

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  63. I am a new follower of your blog. Thanks

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  64. I just bought a new machine yesterday hoping that it will help me with my FMQ. I love the old-fashioned looking quilts. I'm not much of a modern girl.

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  65. Thanks for the chance to win. That looks like a fabulous book. T enjoy making traditional quilts mostly but like to try my hand at miniatures once in a while.

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  66. I enjoy applique and making bright & cheery quilts. Thanks sew much for this chance to win!
    back2loghome (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  67. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  68. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  69. I'm a new follower and look forward to following and reading your blog!!

    -karrie

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  70. I like just about everything (except fusible) and I love both hand and machine quilting! pbstrand@msn.com

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  71. I like traditional pieced quilts. But since I make lots of kid and teen quilts for charity I find that I am beginning to be drawn to more modern designs.

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  72. Your picture at the top is fantastic! And I'm definetly going to check out that book! I've been thinking about making another whole cloth quilt. Your post has got me thinking...and I'm a new follower. cheers, Claire W.

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  73. I am just getting into applique work.. most of the quilts I made were for my charity group... Now I am exploring new techniques that will adorn my bed...

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  74. I would like to learn more about needle turned appliqué. I am not a blogger but I follow many blogs.

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  75. HAPPY TO FOLLOW>GFC

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  76. I love paper peicing and the quilting picture on the top off your blog is wow! did you do that in the quilting class?

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  77. HI! LIKE TRADITIONAL QUILT BLOCKS,REDWORK,BLUEWORK AND EMBROIDERY!
    THANKS FOR A GREAT GIVEAWAY! HAPPY STITCHING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  78. I usually make traditional quilts and recently I find myself drawn to applique.

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  79. I'm a follower. I wish my Babcia was a quilter so I would have some of her handiwork at my house. Unfortunately, she was too busy trying to keep her family fed and clothed and had very limited knowledge of English so she only mended.

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  80. I love the quilts of the past. Reproductions are a favorite. Right now I'm doing a reproduction of a 1930s kitty quilt for my grand-daughter. One of these days I'm going to get started on the Farmers Wife quilt!

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  81. Thanks for the chance to win. I am new to longarm quilting. I can use all of the designs I can get onto a quilt. I love scrappy quilts. I don't usually do applique.

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  82. Oh boy, another giveaway! I like bright cheerful quilts. Most of the ones I make are either baby quilts or bed quilts. If I am going to all the work I want to keep someone warm with it.

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  83. I've been sewing for years but only quilting for a few. I really love traditional quilts. I'm not much for artsy ones. And I hand quilt all of my quilts

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  84. Oh I love Don Linn's techniques. I too did his tutorial on the SewCalGal website last year. I use his ideas all the time. Thank you for the great giveaway. Hope I win!

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  85. This looks like a great book. I love the old standard patterns. I like to do applique. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  86. I'm a newbie quilter. I've only done simple 9 patch and sampler quilts so far. I'm going to try a Daisy Chain quilt next I think.

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  87. Looks like a great book. I love traditional quilts and vintage patterns

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  88. I am just getting the hang of some things so maybe it would help me a lot. Right now I am signed up for an on line class just waiting for room. So anything would help. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  89. Wow what a great book! I am a traditional quilter. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  90. Thanks for the chance to win! Have a Happy Day! :)

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  91. Interesting looking book which I've not seen before. Would love a chance to read it. I'm a traditional quilter, lover of applique and reproduction style quilts.

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  92. That book looks very interesting and I'm always looking for new quilting designs. I love civil war reproduction fabrics and traditional quilts.

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  93. Learning free motion quilting and loving it. Both on my domestic and renting time on a long-arn, I am hooked!

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  94. My favorites are baby quilts and holiday items such as table toppers. I recently finished a Christmas wall hanging that also includes embroidery and it is my favorite of the things I've made.

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  95. The picture on your blog header just made me ohh and ah when I opened this page. Your work is beautiful! Thanks for this great giveaway opportunity. I make a variety of quilts but using applique is my favorite technique.

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  96. I love to do anything that I do by hand. Quilting, Red Work of any color, applique, embroidery, or anything that can combine two or more of these techniques is even better. I love making doll quilts and other small quilts. And of course the are those that has some sort of history behind it from eras that have gone by, like Civil War, Circuit Rider, Victory Garden etc. I have even made a piece with Sashiko with my 11 yr.old son. It was the 1st time I tryed that. We had great fun and we gifted it to his father. I some times enjoy giving a pattern my own twist to make it my own or designing something all my own.

    Thank You for the chance to win such a great book and give away.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  97. Yeah I'm now GFC follower #83.
    Thank you from this almost newbie quilter.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  98. Hi what a great give away...I saw a video of his awhile back and it does seem like he has some wonderful ideas. I will keep my fingers crossed

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  99. I am a new follower and also have joined in the party please come visit my blog...thanks for having me.

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  100. thanks for the chance to win


    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  101. I'm really loving the Modern Quilt movement-fresh but based on the traditional. Thanks for participating in the Quilters' Blog Hop Party.

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  102. As the orphan quilter, I look back to old magazines from the 80's and 90's for setting inspirations. I also do a little sashiko on the side!

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  103. Hmm.. the book looks really interesting. Now my curiosity is peaked about how to transfer the designs!

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  104. I would like any and all aids for FMQ; I need all the help I can get! Thanks for the chance.

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  105. I am a new follower, thanks for participating in this blog hop.

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  106. How fun! I love to make different quilting motifs on all of my quilts, so this book will be very useful!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  107. I like to make mini quilts, but am pretty much at an intermediate level of machine quilting. I need to learn fmq!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  108. How cool, I always just wing my quilting because I can't stand the hassle of transfers. It would be great to learn a new method and the cover looks amazing! I am moving into modern style quilts but also love Hawaiian and log cabin and many traditional designs too. Thanks!

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  109. Wow that looks like a great book my sister has become addicted to sashiko stitching and I'm trying to expand my quilting thanks for the chance

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  110. I just started following whoo hoo another chance at winning the book

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  111. I'm a fun and happy quilter... although I'm mathematically inclined, I tend to love geometric designs. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  112. I am a traditional quilter, like the older patterns but I like to try using brighter colors too. And I am always trying to learn and improve in my quilting. Mostly machine quilting although I have hand quilting on my list of things to try.

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  113. I am a new follower and thanks for the chance to win.

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  114. I am a Follower! Thanks for this Great Giveaway!

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  115. I've seen Don's work....would love this book! I do all kinds of quilts... art....mixed media, you name it. Over 30+ yrs you try just about every type.

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  116. I am intrigued as how the transfer works. I like to do applique quilts and baby pieced quilts.

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  117. I'm a newbie traditionalist. I love how one block turns into a labyrinth maze depending on the layout. I'd have to say that's my favorite part of making a quilt :)

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  118. I follow with GFC. nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  119. I have no idea how the transfer method works but I am hoping it has something to do with machine quilting. I really like a wide variety of quilts but have only been quilting for two years. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

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  120. What a nice giveaway. Thanks for being part of this fun blog hop. I've enjoyed your blog. I like tradional piecing. I like to piece blocks together that look hard but are easy. I've been learning how to applique using fusable and blanket stitch.

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  121. I really could use something to boost confidence in FMQ. the book looks like something that can help the left? side of my brain figure it out!

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  122. I am also a new follower on Google

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  123. I like traditional piecing and appliqué. Great giveaway! I would love to improve my FMQ skills!

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  124. I lean toward quilts that are traditional with a modern twist. I'm starting to get into applique. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  125. This book sounds wonderful, would love to learn some new techniques and how not to need a template!! Terrific giveaway! Thank you :)
    gladystan(dot)dawn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  126. Hi I started quilting about 2 years ago. it seems that I really love the old tried and true block, and paper piecing makes me happy. I recently made a piano runner, my own design, I used paper piecing - the Pineapple block and the log cabin block. I did it in muted tans, browns, creams and white. I used the pinapple block for a pop of color - a print of soft green, pinks & blue. I loved the way it turned out. thanks for this giveaway.

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  127. Thank you for offering such a generous prize Coullmills@gmail.com Christmas quilts are my favorites.

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  128. Visiting these blogs shows me how many things I don't know how to do (yet). I love making modernish scrappy quilts. Thanks for letting us visit.

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  129. What a nice give away! I did his April 2012 challenge and found it to be very easy to do! I am still learning - but do find myself drawn to scrap quilts, liberated quilts and some primitive paper piecing. Thanks for putting my name in the hat for this drawing!

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  130. And I'm a follower. Not sure if I mentioned that in the previous comment. Thanks!

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  131. That quilting technique sounds great. I've been trying to teach myself how to machine quilt my tops. I've been on a modern quilt making kick. I've also been using a lot of precut items.

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  132. Thank you for the great giveaway - the book looks awesome! Hugs from Alaska :)

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  133. I love scrappy quilts. I'm mostly a traditional quilter but am wanting to learn some free motion quilting.
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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