Sunday, May 16, 2010

95 Posts, and May Giveaway!!


How nice of Sew Mama Sew! to have their great May Giveaway just in time to celebrate my hundredth post!!!  This one is 95 ladies!!!  Can you believe it? 
I have enjoyed getting to now some lovely ladies, and have been encouraged continually.  My favorite encouragement though, is when you all share the craziness that is life.  Whether Spiritual insight, struggles, tutorials, or just plain silliness, your willingness to share is amazing.
So, to celebrate this, I am giving away the above fabric!  Each cut is one yard from Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley line.  I may find some fun little things to send along with it...
All you have to do is leave a comment here, sharing an encouraging or funny story about being a bloggy quilter has changed you for the better.  I will choose a winner randomly May 20th.  I will try to honor the spirit of the giveaway and have the prize shipped by May 24th, so please be sure that you have an email that I can reach you at associated with your blogger account, or in your post.  I will ship internationally!

Be sure to use the button on my side bar to sign up for all the other giveaways!!

Blessings,

KT

280 comments:

  1. Blogging has been an awesome experience. When Amerika Samoa had the earthquake and tsunami, I was overwhelmed by the response of all my blogging friends. I had people going back and forth trying to figure out if I was okay and then the packages, I have over 50 packages sent to Samoa. What a very humbling experience. Yes, I love my blogging friends...

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  2. I've always felt the world of quilters is an extended family. Throught the world of blogging, it has certainly helped to connect with more in this family, and get to know more quilters. I guess, the funniest thing I can think of is how so many can get excited about winning what one quilter may no longer want in their stash and shares it via a giveaway. Or, how they give fabric to others who are doing charity work. Sorry, I have a cold, so not too funny today! But my point is WW, we are all quilters and connect thru common threads. Good or bad, there is another quilter that will be there to help encourage and support!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  3. i think the blog quilting community has changes me just in that it has inspired me more and made me more creative. i love it...everyone is so kind and encouraging. including yourself.
    this is a fantastic giveaway. thanks for sharing

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  4. Since becoming actively blogging, I have come across so many generous bloggers from teaching their skills to organizing charity events and giveaways. It inspires me to do my best to be a better person each day.

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  5. I have loved the inspiration - I love looking at everyone's quilts, trying out new patterns, being motivated by quilt alongs and swaps. It has also opened a whole new awareness of online fabric sources and lines of quilting fabric that I MUST HAVE - is that good or bad? :) I love seeing what everyone posts - thank you for sharing.

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  6. Altho I don't have my own blog, just reading the dozens of quilting blogs every day has inspired me. If everyone out there can create such beauty, there's no reason I can't too, right?

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  7. Because of the friendly, welcoming world of bloggers, I started my own little blog just about a month ago. In fact, the Barb that sent your first comment is the one that gave the final encouragement (read "push") that made me begin. People have been so kind and it has opened up a new adventure in my life. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  8. So beautiful. I love being a blogger especially in the craft/domestic realm. It's encouraging to see every one else. What they are working on. What they are struggling with either in sewing or life. Last fall when I was adjusting to being a mother of two and my mother in law started her cancer treatment it really helped me slow down and enjoy little moments. That's why my blogging really picked up.

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  9. I've gotten great feedback for my quilts from the lovely ladies who read my blog. More importantly, I've learned tons from reading everyone else's blogs!

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  10. I did blog on a trip to Australia and New Zealand but haven't blogged about quilting yet. I loved doing the other blog. It was so easy to share my experiences with others.

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  11. Oh, there are so many examples of the kindness and generosity of so many in the online quilting community -- here is just one such example:
    I recently commented on a fabric on Lisa's (vintage modern quilt -- formerly Sophia Aster) blog and she is sending me a fat quarter! So sweet!

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  12. I so enjoy the open-hearted spirit of all of you.

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  13. Ooh, I love Hope Valley!

    I'm mostly a book-blogger, and am relatively new to the crafty world, but just love the supportive and generous crafting community. It's so wonderful - and I know whenever I get stuck there'll be an online tutorial to help me figure it all out!

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  14. Since I started blogging late last year I no longer feel so isolated. Even though we are not geographically close you are closer than you think. Great giveaway KT.

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  15. I haven't been blogging for very long but today I was able to teach my mother how to use the internet and post a comment on my blog, it was a really positive experience.

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  16. Love to read Quilting Blogs although I don't have one myself. All very inspiring, I'm turning our new quilts like crazy!
    Would be great to win a Giveaway. Opening the parcel would be such a thrill!

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  17. I can't say I am much of a blogger myself although I do have a blog I just don't use it. But I love reading everyone else's blogs. I think i have become adicted. It is just so inspiring to see everyone else's creations and use of fabric. Someetimes there is a fabric line that I really don't care fora nd then I see a quilt someone made with it and am in love.

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  18. Bloggers have opened the world for me and others. The ones I follow are generally those that are open and sharing. Love the chance to learn and broaden horizons.

    I often dip into those blogs that describe the human struggle with illness or accident or other obstacles in the road way.

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    The fabrics you show above are beautiful. I generally fall for more saturated hues. These look calming and welcome!

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  19. I've met some fabulous quilters online. I've been most struck by how GENEROUS they all seem to be. I've had one buy me an upgraded flickr account. Another sent me a bunch of fabric -- just because! I try to pay it forward. Online quilters rock! p.s. great giveaway. My addy is in my profile.

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  20. I've 'met' some great friends from blogging. THanks for the chance!

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  21. Quilt blogs have provided the push I needed to finish up some UFOs and try some new patterns and techniques. I'm now addicted to using highly patterned materials for bindings.

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  22. I just love how encouraging everyone is in bloggy land. The best imaginary friends a girl could ask for!

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  23. I don't blog quilt but I do FB quilt (as in facebook)....I started a blog awhile ago but it was boring, I do have to admit, so I just write about my craftiness on FB. Then all my friends on FB know what I'm up to hahahaha

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  24. I started reading quilting blogs before I actually started quilting, and am constantly heartened by the spirit of the quilting community. Probably this has always been true but I've never seen this spirit in other specific groups I've bumped into; there's an openness, a willingness to share, to offer encouragement and knowledge freely, that seems to be unique to this community - and I'm so glad to be a tiny part of it.

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  25. I just want to say that joining my local modern quilt guild and meeting some great quilters and people I only knew from blogs before has been really great. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. I've made a ton of sweet friends via all the quilting groups and sewing blogs! Love the fabric! I hope I win!

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  27. I've been blogging for over a year now and I just have to say that I love it! All these girls (and a few guys!) that I've NEVER met before, but I feel so connected to them. Seriously, I'm hooked!
    Thanks for such a great giveaway! I adore Denyse Schmidt!

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  28. thanks for the giveaway! the fabric is gorgeous! i'm not brave enough to blog yet but i adore your blog :)

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  29. While I haven't made the blogging jump myself yet, I have learned so much and been so inspired through everyone's blogs.I'd be so lucky to win this! Thanks for the giveaway. SChalle171@aol.com

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  30. I love Hope Valley--thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. Love these, and thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. I think just connecting with people is what makes blogging fun. When I meet someone in person that I have been chatting with back and forth in blogland it is fun!

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  33. OMG...it's Christmas in blogland!! I would love to win your Give Away! Thanks so much for the chance!! You never know where or when you may meet a fellow blogger. I am a snowbirder (go south every winter)...so I am coming out of the shower with a towel wrapped around my head in Palm Springs (California) and this lady says..."Are you Sweet P..from Sweet P's blog?" - you just NEVER know when or where the blog lurkers will be waiting!! So always beware- and look good!! ;o) She turned out to be VERY nice!!
    Take care!!
    Paulette

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  34. I actually don't have a blog, but love reading them. I have found inspiration as well as a sense that maybe I'm not the only one who needs to sew while taking care of my little ones. I am just so elated when I finish a project, much different than the job of being a mom where the rewards are so less tangible.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. one thing i noticed is how fast we as quilters are willing to help each other out. We just have big hearts

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  36. Ooer - I don't have a blog but I really enjoy reading blogs and thanks to SMS I've found lots of new blogs to visit!!

    Gill

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  37. Blogging has been a way for me to make our family who lives a few states a way seem a little closer by sharing our lives in photos!
    Great giveaway thanks!

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  38. My blog is young (only three months or so), but I have loved all the inspiration I'm getting from other quilting/sewing bloggers who have such sensational ideas.

    Check out my fabric giveaway at http://pitterputterstitch.blogspot.com.

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  39. Im more of an on-again-off-again blogger, but I *love* that we can read about all the other blogger's adventures in quilting! It sure makes it feel like I'm not the only one in the world doing what I do!

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  40. I dont really have a funny story about blogging. I have met a couple people and joined a guild due to blogging.

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  41. What lovely fabric. I've met some amazing people through blogging, and a loud shout-out to my friend Michelle who I only know through our respective blogs but she's always there when I need a touch more fabric for a charity project or some humor or anything else. thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. Blogging about my sewing has made me better because I have gotten so much encouragement and have been able to inspire others and help them with my tutorials. Thanks.

    ninjaeema at aol dot com

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  43. The first quilt I have ever made and finished was for Quilts for Kids. You should check them out if you've never heard of them. It's a great organization. I posted about it on my blog awhile back!

    skooksplayground[at]gmail[dot]com

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  44. My change for the better came from V at Bumble Beans who has allowed me to participate in 2 of her charity things and letsa me feel as if my work is both good enough and important enough to me inclded in something important.

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  45. This is a truly lovely giveaway, thank you! I think the most valuable part of blogging for me, other than the wonderful relationships it has helped me find, is the encouragement and inspiration gained from others in the community. It has given me the courage to try new things!

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  46. I don't have a blog (yet), but the information and inspiration I get from reading all the wonderful blogs out there is amazing. Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful fabric.
    lynnegibson32@gmail.com

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  47. Wonderful giveaway, and congrats on your 95th! I love bloggy friends, too - lately I joined my first couple of bees, and they have been such a positive collaborative experience thus far. Two friends I made through blogging/Flickr/swapping are now helping me with my Etsy shop - one helps supply me with vintage sheets, and the other did the graphic design. Being a blogger is, to me, all about collaboration!

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  48. Congrats on 95 posts! I don't blog about quilting. I follow several quilting blogs, and do quilt myself. I love seeing all the beautiful work people do.

    gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

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  49. i love the idea of travel but I am a hopeless traveller- car sick, headaches from flying etc. I love how I can look at blogs from all over the world and see what people make in different continents- it is amazing how we often choose the same fabrics and designs and yet are so far apart

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  50. i am just beginning to quilt, so blogs are big help in teaching me. i've browsed lots of tutorials and gotten encouragement from more experienced quilters.

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  51. Bloggers are so supportive and provide so much inspiration for me as a quilter. I just love the opportunity to participate in bees and swaps and quilt-alongs! And I have met so many wonderful women from so many far away places! I can't believe I've been blogging for only half a year - I can barely remember what it was like before!

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  52. Hi! I am new to the quilt world and all of your blogs are wonderful! They keep me motivated and the fabric is sooo wonderful! I love it! Thank you

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  53. My creative spirit has been expanded by all the wonderful bloggers out there.

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  54. I love the Hope Valley fabrics...I just recently starting reading various quilting blogs and am inspired to try so many new things as a result!

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  55. Lovely giveaway, thank you for the chance to win. I have been blogging for just over a year and since beginning have made new friends and received lots of support and plenty of inspiration. I recently visited New Zealand and actually met up with several fellow bloggers, a great experience - I even stayed with one for a couple of days which was an incredibly brave invitation of hers that worked out well.

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  56. Hi there! I went to my first DC modern quilt guild meeting this weekend which I found on a quilt blog. Nuff said. :) meg(dot)thurgood(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  57. i love blogging...it helps me remember all of the great projects i've finished!

    kaceykendrickwagner {at} gmail.com

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  58. I actually have 3 blogs. I started with one for everything and then split them into 3, one for xy and z, one for quilts and one for paintings.

    nadinesaupe(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. I have met some of the people I consider to be very good friends through my blog! It has been such an amazing adventure to come into contact with people that I have been able to connect with so amazingly well. It really feeds my creativity, too, making it all the more incredible! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  60. I made a really good friend through blogging who only lives 5 minutes away from me. I also got to me a blogging friend of mine when I went on a quilting trip. I am always amazed at the generosity of quilters, when it comes to making charity quilts.

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  61. What great fabrics you have chosen. I am so happy that with this giveaway I am introduced to so many new blogs! I love reading blogs

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  62. What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  63. I have a blog and have never posted anything on it. I hope some day to believe that others may actually want to read something I blogged about and just do it. I enjoy reading other blogs and have learned so much.

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  64. i think being a bloggy quilter has made me more generous! seriously, ive never been in a community of people who want to give me so much! encouragement, lessons, advice, giveaways! its just incredible.
    i love your fabric choices, it just doens't get any better than Denyse Schmidt! thanks for a chance.

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  65. I don't do quilts, but I do make clothing for my children and myself. The lists of blogs I follow are an enormous source of inspiration. Since I don't sew as much as I would (due to lack of time) my blog is always behind en not much of an inspiration for others, unfortunately.

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  66. You know, I find the best part about being a bloggy quilter is the blogstalking. Yeah, I waste a lot of time in front of the computer, but when I'm done, I am inspired to sew! Without the little pushes and inspirations from others, I would probably get bored and burned out and then my pretty fabric would be neglected!

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  67. I've meet some really great people because of bloging, mostly knitters..I've only been sewing for about a year. Thank you for the chance to enter a great giveaway!

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  68. Congrats on 95 posts, the big 100 coming up fast! One of the best things about blogging, and finding this great community of quilters and sewists online, is that I was able to find like-minded people who I can gush over fabrics with, and talk about quilting and sewing. I wouldn't have anyone to talk to otherwise! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  69. how perfect! i'm just starting to get into quilting! i don't have any inspirational stories of my own to share yet, but i do have to thank "oh fransson" for giving me the quilting bug!

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  70. Wonderful! I've enjoyed getting to "know" other quilters and have become good online friends with several women who are such sweet blessings in my life. It's encouraging, isn't it?? xo

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  71. I am not a quilter, but I am a sewer and being a bloggy sewer has definitely changed me for the better...I have challenged myself to try so many new things and my skills have improved drastically!

    crissybell17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. I am new to quilting and following blogs. I love it so much that I get up at 4:30 to be able to read blogs for an hour and a half. Sewing comes after work! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  73. A year ago I discovered quilting on the Internet. This changed my life.

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  74. Love the fabrics!
    I love blogging as I've met so many other bloggers with similar interests:)
    Come stop by my blog, I'm participating in the giveaway as well :)

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  75. I love being a blogger and I have to confess that I care wayyyy too much wether I get comments or not. I live for comments!

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  76. The really great thing about quilting blogs is how much they have inspired me to try new things and be little courageous. Especially when they include tutorials and encouragement. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    spackattak7 at hotmail dot ocm

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  77. I've learned so many new techniques and been inspired to try things that would've intimidated me more if I hadn't seen how many other quilters had done it.

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  78. Great Give away. The best thing about the online quilting/crafting community has definitely knowing that I'm not alone :)

    Sarah

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  79. You know, the best thing about blogging, and being an obsessive blog reader has been rewarding because of knowing there's other people out there who love fabric as much as I do!

    I think the most rewarding moment so far is when I found out my next door neighbor's sister blogs.. and she makes amazing quilts! I'm pretty sure we're going to end up being friends, and I'm hoping I'll be able to meet her soon!

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  80. KT, congratulations on your 95th...almost 100th post!!! I love your blog! I love the inspiration, humor, kindness, and most of all, the generosity of the quilt blogging community! What would I do without you/them? Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  81. I'm not a blogger, just a reader but so many blogs have inspired me.
    Great giveaway - thanks!
    jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

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  82. Reading, following and commenting upon blogs has changed my quilting life. I've learned so much about modern quilting (wonky blocks), colors, fabrics (like my introduction to Hope Valley), patchwork techniques (modify tradition), etc. Fellow quilters that I will never meet have been kind to me, and for that I am grateful. There is much inspiration in the blogsphere. Thank you for the generous giveaway. I could really use this fabric for a Hope Valley quilt. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  83. Besides all of the wonderful tips and techniques and ideas that I've gotten from blogland... There was one blog post that I read that has improved my sewing the most - I think it was Jacquie at Tallgrass Prairie Studio? She posted that she had put a quilt in the wash and one of the blocks got caught somehow and torn up. She ripped out the quilting on the entire quilt and replaced the block. It changed my perspective on seam ripping and made it easier to accept that sometimes it's just a necessary part of the sewing process, and that has really made me better at sewing.

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  84. I have been so inspired by the crafting community as a whole. I started with a knitting blog then it became an everything blog. Right now, its quilting. The blogging community has made my creativity bloom. And everyone has been so kind and encouraging. I would miss it if I couldn't view some everyday.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  85. That is lovely fabric. I think the best thing about being a craft blogger is when some other crafty person decides that your how to is good enough to feature! It's such a rush and an honour. I will never get tired of it. And of course, I love reading everyone's crafty posts and adding to my already too full folder of ideas to try out! :)

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  86. That Hope Valley is such wonderful stuff! Reading blogs and now blogging myself has been a great experience. I feel connected to the rest of world now! I appreciate the enthusiasm and inspiration and humor I find. It has given me courage to try new techniques, and has really helped me learn about putting prints and colors together in new ways. Thanks for a chance at that yummy Hope Valley!

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  87. I LOVE being a blogger. I have been blogging for over five years now at two different blogs and have met people all over the world and made wonderful friends. The best thing is being able to see what all your friends are making and hearing all the news.

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  88. I have learned so much and been inspired by reading all the quilting blogs. I do not have a blog myself, but love seeing everyone's work.

    ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. I have learned a lot from other blogs. I am new to this and with four children I don't have a lot of time to 'experiment' so looking at other blogs and getting a feel for things and the lovely tutorials that they have really have helped me become pretty good over a short amount of time!!!

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  90. Blogs have definately made staying at home with my kiddos easier. From hearing about other mom's day to day life to the amazing things they create, it all inspires me to be a better mom and a more creative person!

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  91. You are so generous! I agree...I love quilting blogs because they give me so much inspiration and access to fresh, modern ideas that just aren't available in my local quilt shops. And of course, friends make it all the better.

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  92. I have been reading quilt blogs forever! I have been greatly inspired, especially with out-of-the-box/liberated quilting ideas. I am moving towards playing more and designing less.

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  93. Can I confess that I am not yet a blogger? I am so inspired by all the fabulous quilting bloggers out there, but have yet to start one of my own. I've used blog reading as an inspiration to start quilting too!

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  94. There is so much to learn from reading blogs, most of what I know about sewing comes from other generous people sharing their experiences and revealing their techniques. I am very much inspired by all these talented people and feel motivated to someday be an inspiration to someone else as well.

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  95. I have made so many friends from blogging - they are always there for me...with encouragement!

    Lovely fabric...

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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  96. I'm still new to the quilting/sewing blogs, thinking of starting my own. Since I began sewing again about 5 months ago, I've discovered that I really could make things that people liked. And it's not as hard as I thought.

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  97. Blogging has been such a wonderful experience. I've met so many new friends from all over the world. Crafters are so generous and encouraging. Thanks for such a sweet giveaway!

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  98. When I started quilting almost 3 years ago, I knew I liked the process but didn't like all of the traditional things I saw. I discovered quilt blogs and saw all of the amazing things that were possible. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway!
    -mab
    mab(at)onepost(dot)net

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  99. Blogging has been great for me in that it keeps the motivation going on my quilting projects. I see the wonderful work all the girls are doing around the world and I think I must join in !! Thanks everyone for that - but now my garden is neglected....hehe
    thanks for the lovely giveaway opportunity

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  100. I am not very good in keeping my blog updated but I do love reading other peoples blogs and getting inspired by them and learning new things along the way. It's an amazing world that has opened up to us all!

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  101. Beautiful fabrics!! I LOVE them!Thanks for a great give away!

    Stop by my blog when you get a chance!

    SheilaC

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  102. It's great being able to get feedback from other people with blogs...

    Please enter me in the draw and don't forget to enter mine!
    http://tinyurl.com/34k4cgd

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  103. I love the fabrics that you have chosen for the giveaway. I am not a blogger but I love to read other peoples blogs.

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  104. Great to discover your blog through this giveaway! :o) Thank you for the chance of winning something lovely!
    toriatrix@googlemail.com

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  105. Blogging has helped me "meet" new friends and get encouragement and inspiration to make new things. I love that I don't really have to buy patterns. There are so many people out there who have tutorials for everything. (so blogging has really saved me a lot of money)
    spondah(at)aol(dot)com

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  106. i'm not sure i've been "helped" by quilting blogs since i've found way too many MORE projects to do. i love quilting. got inspired by my neighbor over a year ago and have made about 15 what i call comfy quilts--backed with fleece, also a king size quilt for hubby, several wall hangings and on and on. i do love seeing what others are doing and daily get inspiration from them. have a great day

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  107. Blogging has been so helpful for homesickness. Quilting isn't common here in Colombia so keeping in touch with other sewers this way is definitely a benefit.
    fausseparisienne at gmail dot com

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  108. I have learned so much from the many bloggers in the community and they are always coming up with new things that I want to try!

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  109. So, I'm not a blogger, but I am inspired by all of you wonderful bloggers out there! I learned everything I know about quilting from the blog scene. Granted, I'm very amateur, but I love it all the same! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  110. I do not have my own blog but I love being able to read about other women going through the everyday joys and struggles of life. Every one of them inspires me. Hopefully I will be able to join the blogging world soon and maybe give back a little to all you of you wonderful women. Thank you for the chance to win.
    beth.dodd@att.net

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  111. I love to blog but don't have always have them time with five kids, but I do find time here and there and love to share what I been doing or how life been. btw great giveaway

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  112. I learned how to quilt from blogs and reading blogs is what inspired me to start a quilt in the first place. I'm so glad I did, it has been so wonderful sewing and reading and being inspired each day!

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  113. What a great giveaway! I *heart* Hope Valley! Congrats on almost 100 posts!

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  114. thanks for this wonderful giveaway!! well, blogging did not make me any better i am afraid but i really value the online-community and am very, very thankful for all those nice and helpful people out there!!!
    claudia

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  115. I don't yet have a crafting blog, but the online crafting community has been so inspirational to me! I've learned SO much about sewing, quilting, and LIVING from all you wonderful women. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    carrieljv(at)gmail.com

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  116. I'm not a bloggy quilter, just a wannabe quilter who lurks... I do just love to browse and read tutorials, and ideas, and the thoughts of others!

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  117. Since I've started following sewing blogs my vision of the world of fabric and quilting has expanded so much and so rapidly that my fingers and my pocket book (and my limited free time) have been trying to catch up for months. I love the blogosphere of quilters it is so wonderful to have so many accessible friends (like @ 3am when I'm nursing baby...)

    fruitandfoliage@gmail.com

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  118. It is amazing the wealth of information out there and the willingness of everyone to share their quilting knowledge with all of us newbies.

    I have learned so much in the last year or so, most of it from the blogging community.

    Thanks for the chance to win your lovely prize package.

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  119. I don't blog myself, but I've been so inspired, & learned so much, from many bloggers out there. Even though I really haven't developed a personal rapport with any of them, I hope they realize what an inspiration they have been to so many people!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    Angelina

    figure8angel@gmail.com

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  120. What pretty fabrics - thanks for the chance to win them! I was inspired by Oh Fransson! It was her blog that got me quilting!

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  121. Lovely fabrics!

    I'm not a blogger - but after this I'm just about convinced to get out there and go blogging!

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  122. I'm not a quilter, but I do sew, and it's been so nice, when I've thought a project didn't turn out well, to have encouragement from others that it really did turn out OK. ;)

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  123. blogging has been great for me. I've met a lot of great people, learned a lot of wonderful things, and been motivated and inspired every time.

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  124. I do not have my own blog, but I having the best time reading, learning and meeting neat people through amazing blogs. sang@gci.net

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  125. I am not a blogging quilter although I do blog about my jewellery making and my sewing. I have loved the encouragement I get from people who have never even met me and all the great ideas people share with me when they comment on my WIPs.

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  126. i am a new quilter.... i'm on my first quilt ever i love blog land..... all these ladies sharing their knowledge i love it!!!

    tracimjanderson@yahoo.co.uk

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  127. Would love to win this, and love discovering your blog! I don't blog, but I love reading them everynight before bed, its my me-time!!

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  128. I don't blog myself (yet), but I have been inspired, not just craftwise (although I have learned lots, and, especially, to be daring with patterns and colors), but life-wise. Blogland is full of ramdom acts of kindness, and I hope I have committed more of those lately.
    Thanks for your generosity.

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  129. I love to read blogs,it gives you so much inspirations and friendships.

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  130. I knew I'd made friends all over from blogging, but I didn't realize I'd meet so many LOCAL people! It's been great to get to know people I will see in the grocery store some day. We're all a community!

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  131. count me in, please!!
    thnaks for this lovely giveaway :))

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  132. Hi! Just found you through the May Giveaway... I've only been blogging for a few months and not very consistent with my posts, but I LOVE the inspiration, from both sewing and life itself, that I get reading other blogs. Thank you for the chance at your lovely giveaway :-)

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  133. I haven't become a blogger yet. I have tons to share but an a little anxious about taking that first step... Enjoy being inspired by the many blogs that I read. Thanks for the chance :)
    e: isacart@bigpond.com

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  134. Amanda Jean of crazymomquilts has always been very encouraging to me since I started blogging a year and a half ago, encouraging me to finish my projects (not my strong suit). Even when she was not blogging anymore, she was so encouraging and sweet to me.

    Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

    jessierey at msn dot com

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  135. I am not the best blogger but I love reading other blogs they have so much inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  136. The most obvious change bloggy quilting has done for me is educate and inspire. I love the pictures and movies that improve my technique, and I really had no idea about the changes in fabric that had happened over the years until I started following the blogs.

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  137. I've started a craft blog two years ago, to keep track of links to tutorials i liked. What i never expected was to make so many friends, and really feel inspired and motivated by them all! I love hope valley, haven't gotten my hands on any of it yet though. I hope I'm the lucky one!

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  138. well i dont know how it changed me for the better
    i have become for addicted to blog land then i should but i do love blogging becues its like a "windowe" out of my life here in israel
    i like talking to people from other places in the world
    i love english
    i love other mentaleties- so i can find all that here, in blogland
    thanks!

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  139. I haven't started a quilting blog yet, although I am ever so grateful for those of you who put in the time and effort - I learn so much from reading blogs!

    Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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  140. I've only been sewing since January of this year and I find so much inspiration and motivtion from all the great blogs out there! I haven't started blogging myself....yet (because, really, who wants to see/hear about my seam ripper?) Maybe soon. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  141. I don't blog about quilting but I have been inspired to start. I'm just learning to quilt and looking at others blogs totally keeps me inspired.

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  142. I have learned so much from reading quilting blogs. I recently finished a quilt from a tutorial and piece n quilt and it is the subject of my giveaway. This is my first giveaway and I am so excited to be a part of this massive day. So fun!!

    Thank you for giving!
    melissacorry@hotmail.com

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  143. Blogs are my way of keeping family,friends and my CCS Quilting group informed. please enter me in your lovely giveaway thank you ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com from Florida Gulf Coast area

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  144. I am always amazed at the generosity of the bloggers out there. It is truly humbling.

    Even though I've only just begun blogging, I hope to be able to give back next year.

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  145. Crazy-cute giveaway! Thank you for putting together this creatively awesome prize! Blogging has opened my heart to new "cyber" friends and given me the encouragement and creative kick in the pants I needed!
    Pick me Mr. Random number generator!! Ooohhh, Pick me!!
    ♥♥

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  146. I haven't started quilting yet, but have been wanting to. I have a rotary cutter and mat in the package just waiting for me to put them to use.

    shannon.mangerchine(at)gmail(dot)com

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  147. I am a newbie quilter and have joined several quilting bees to push myself to learn new techniques and blocks and sometimes I get a bit carried away when that package comes in the mail...I spent about 5 hours up in my sewing room yesterday making two blocks for a bee ~ its just so fun!

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  148. I live in a small time. I love it. However, I dont have many he friendship and inspiration I find through my blog and others is important to me.

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  149. Well I'm not so much a quilting blogger as a sewing blogger (with quilting asperations).

    The online sewing community is so full of inspiration and encouragement that my productivity has gone up ten fold since I started blogging about my sewing.

    Thanks for sharing

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  150. I used to blog more often, then stopped and now I've started a new blog again! I think it's very theraputic to get it out and it's fun to share ideas and such with people!

    shelly.potter(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  151. Well, I'm not a bloggy quilter but I have been building the courage to begin my first quilt! I've got fabric, supplies, information, books, and advice...

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  152. The world of blogging, at least quilt and craft blogging is so generous. Its restored my faith in human nature and the kindness of strangers.

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  153. Dear KT,

    Thank you so much for your encouraging post today on my blog - telling me, that I've WON this weeks Link-of-the-Week $20 Giveaway at QuiltHome.com

    I NEVER.EVER.EVER.WIN.ANYTHING!!!
    WOW!

    I don't know if blogging about quilting has changed me for the better - I just recently continued blogging after a long break... but I CAN tell you, that your comment made this danish girl with heavy arthritis-pains jump up and down like a teenager - singing and doing some not-ever-before-seen type of dance!

    Seriously - this quilting blogging world is just fantastic. All these wonderful people, who share their knowledge, tips & tricks, photos, tutorials... I learn so much - I'm so inspired and so grateful. And all the friendships made across the world - that is truly amazing.

    Today YOUR comment on my blog made my day -

    Thank You!

    Rosa, Copenhagen
    akkorden(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  154. I myself am not a blogging quilter, but I can tell you I am glad bloggin quilters/sewers/crafters are around. The number of tips and techniques I have learned from blogs is wonderful! Without this creative community I would have been lost on many a project. Thank you for sharing your projects, tips, techniqies, etc. I appreciate the knowledge!

    racergirl1313-AT-hotmail-DOT-com

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  155. I started blogging just over a year ago--quilting too! It started because a friend told me about crazymomquilts--and I was instantly hooked! The encouraging part came when I commented on Amanda's post about potentially speaking at a retreat in Colorado at the inn where I work and she said yes!! I can now count her as a friend and she's coming back for a second time this November! This blogging community is incredible and I keep finding new and awesome blogs to read. Makes my world feel like a small and cozy place!

    Thanks for the chance to win!! That is very generous!

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  156. fun giveaway! I tell people that blogging about crafts/home is a double edged sword...I am motivated to create b/c I have my blog, but b/c I have my blog I have less time to create! But I love it and wouldn't have it any other way!!:)

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  157. I am a new bloggy quilter but I love all the tutorials I can find on the net and how helpful people are :) Great giveaway!

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  158. WOW, what a wonderful idea!
    I'm deeply impressed.

    Kind regards from Germany
    Claudia alias frauknopf@gmx.de

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  159. I do not blog but am inspired by rita at red pepper quilts. The colors and patterns she uses are wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway. erincode-at-metzlers-dot-org.

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  160. I think the best part of bloggy quilting is instantaneous help when you're in the middle of a disaster! LOL!
    great giveaway! Crossing my fingers!

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  161. I'm a newbie quilter, who is always inspired by the more experienced quilters!

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  162. I am also a really new quilter and love how generous the blogging community is with tips and patterns and ideas. Great giveaway!

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  163. Blogging quilters have definitely changed my life!!! I have pretty much learned everything I know about quilting from you wonderful bloggers. I would be so lost without you!! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway :) :)

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  164. Todo es tan fácil gracias a las personas que a través de sus blogs comparten sus conocimientos, ensennan, inspiran a tantas otras personas dispersas por todo el mundo. A mí me encanta!

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  165. I am not a quilty blogger, but I really love reading other peoples blogs and gaining inspiration from them. kell22 @ cox.net

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  166. I'm new to sewing and quilting so bloggers have inspired me to try new things and be more creative in my colour choices. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  167. Love HOPE VALLEY!! Blogging had definitely given me a sense of purpose with my creativity. I love sharing and also receiving ideas from my blogging friends. Plus, the random gifting that goes on is incredible!! Nothing like little unexpected pressies in the mail, just because a stranger is thinking about you. I love that. Please come and enter my giveaway, too.

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  168. I have yet to start my own blog, but I have thoroughly enjoyed reading so many blogs, and have truly learned a lot about sewing from different people's sites. Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  169. I only recently started blogging. Mostly about my always-in-progress home reno. I'm not a quilt blogger (yet) but I do sort of obesess about quilting... The best thing I've gotten from the blogging world is inspiration. It has all helped me get over any nervousness or anxiety I've had about starting something new or trying something I never would have thought to.

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  170. I don't blog, but I'm completely inspired by all the quilting and crafty people in the world. I'm amazed everyday! I've learned so much about sewing and quilting through all these blogs! Thanks so much for the nice giveaway!

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  171. I don't have a blog, just a blog reader. Started this past year, and have learned lots. Seeing tutorials along with finished quilts makes this hobby seem less intimidating. Thank you for your generosity in this giveaway. The fabrics are beautiful!
    Nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  172. Those are so pretty, I love gray. I'm much more of a bookish/mommy blogger, but I love the community, the way everyone shares ideas and knowledge. I don't think I'd enjoy sewing nearly as much on my own.

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  173. I'm not blogging (yet!) but wouldn't have started quilting at all were it not for the encouragement and instruction of all the blogs out there!

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  174. I just started blogging in March. I was a blog reader before that, but felt like I was on the outside of the magic circle. Since I have started blogging, I see my world in a whole new light. I live in a rural area and depend on the internet for day to day contact. I can't wait to share my world with others. It's fun to share my day and my sewing with people from other countries and states. When it gets down to it, we all have so much in common. Thanks for the chance to win. I have so enjoyed hopping from blog to blog entering contests and reading blogs I haven't read before.

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  175. I love the inspiration that you get daily from each other and all of the new friends I have made. It is really neat to be able to connect with others from around the world with a shared passion.

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  176. I've met so many amazing people through blogging! It's been inspiration to see what they make and do and try it myself! Thanks for the chance to win!

    sales4mp at gmail dot com

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  177. i'm not a bloggy quilter and but i am on flickr and i think that the communjity strengthens me everytime i put something out there for others to see.
    bruzzinie@net.elmhurst.edu

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  178. Reading quilting blogs has been such an inspiration and helpful experience. I have a blog of my own (but zero followers lol) and connecting with others through their own blogs has really strengthened my circle of quilting buddies online.

    Thanks for the chance to win! <3

    eleanorbeasley(at)gmail(dot)com
    www.unfamiliarceiling.com

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  179. I love that fabric! Well, I am not a blogger, but I am a quilter and an obsessive blog reader. I know that many quilters that are also Mamas to a one year old (or more kids!) can quilt and blog - but I don't find the time to do both. Maybe if I spent less time reading blogs - ha! But where would the fun be in that? I have found the tutorials on Oh Franson to be very helpful. Thanks for the giveaway.
    heather.nevits@gmail.com

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  180. Pretty fabric! I don't do much quilting, but love to read sewing blogs for inspiration. I was able to participate in Craft Hope for Haiti by donating some hand-made clothing and journal covers. So much to learn and share here in Blog Land! Thanks for the great giveaway! luscofamily(at)ortelco.net

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  181. being a blogger has encouraged me to make a quilt! before i started blogging, i would have never thought that i would be capable of sewing anything (good) or creating as much as i have been. finding inspiration on other blogs has been such an encouragement to me! and i hope to make a quilt soon!

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  182. I really love blogging and being able to share with others what I make and receiving so much inspiration from other blogs. There are so many talented people out there! I want to make a quilt soon too! This fabric is lovely. Thanks!

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  183. I've been blogging for less than a year, but the comments I get are so nice- It's so fun to share my sewing adventures with people who have been there, who get it. Much better than the usual response I get when I show my husband what I've made, "Yeah, that's nice." He tries, but it's not the same!

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  184. I don't have a blog but I LOVE your fabrics :)

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  185. Blogs are so much fun without stress. The fabrics are lovely!

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  186. I think having a blog has made me more motivated to get my sewing done, because now I have a place to show it off :)

    lucasbeth [at] gmail [dot] com

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  187. I love your giveaway - such beautiful fabric! I don't have a blog however I have made "bloggy" friends along the way. Recently I entered a giveaway and became email buddies with that blogger. It's like we've known each other for years and I always look forward to her emails. They cheer me up. She encourages me and is always helpful. I've battled an auto immune disease for 11 years and it's not always easy but fabric, sewing and friends surely do lighten the load.
    Thanks for the chance to win this fabric!

    galew417@comcast.net

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  188. Wonderful giveaway!!!!!!!!!! Love those fabrics.
    I do not have a blog but I can tell you that blogging comunitty has change my life. I start to sew 2 years ago and my inspiration was crafty/quilting blogs. I never have seen so many beautiful things handmade. and It seemed not so difficult than I expected, so I bought some fabrics and start to sew. After that my mo-i-law bought me a Singer sewing machine and I do not stop from that moment. I wish I had more time to sew all projects buzzing my head. I'm not a blogger but Yesh I'm a blogs follower
    Thanks for the chance to win those wonderful fabrics!

    Hugs,

    Elena
    lenarod8@yahoo.es
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenarod/

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  189. That fabric is stunning. Congratulations on your 95 posts, I have been blogging for over a year now, but I am not very consistent!

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  190. I'm not a bloggy quilter but I'm planning to start a quilt this summer. So looking at quilting blogs is so much fun.

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  191. Thanks for the giveaway! I have enjoyed the Quilt Bloggy Family with the suggestions that have helped direct my quilts and encouraged/trained me in the craft! Love the pattern shares and tutorials! I even got a HUGE donation when I only owned a yard of fabric! I mainly make charity quilts.
    *HUGS*
    Jackie(at)jackiesue.com
    http://sewfun2quilt.blogspot.com/

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  192. It is so inspiring seeing everyone else's projects and learning via online tutorials.
    It is also so great seeing the different fabrics everyone chooses.
    Great giveaway.
    alli b
    allisonbright{at}gmail.com

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  193. Wow, what a great giveaway. I am a self taught quilter that is still learning by blog reading! There are so many great blogs out there to help people like me! Thanks!
    epblack at zoominternet dot net

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  194. I have learned so much from the blogs that I follow. You are all so generous with your information/tutorials, etc. Inspiration abounds everywhere!

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  195. I love just meeting other bloggers and I've had some wonderful blog friends that have helped me gain readership when just starting out! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  196. don't have a blog myself at yet but i love looking at others for information , inspiration, and just because it's interesting to see what other people are achieving in their lives.

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  197. You know, when I first saw the Hope Valley line, I wasn't won over. And then, I got an up-close and personal look at those grays. Wowza--consider me converted!

    I love being a bloggy quilter (or a quilty blogger). I learn SO much every day, about the process behind quilting, about technique, new fabrics and designs. It keeps me inspired and motivated to try new things and push outside of my box. So glad I am here with all these awesome people!

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  198. blogging has pushed me to try projects that i might not have tried otherwise. wanting to 'show off' and have something different to blog about has helped my creativity.

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