Saturday, April 2, 2016

Giveaway - 2 ways to Win!

Hooray!

It is finally my turn on Diane's giveaway blog hop.  If you haven't already seen it, let me introduce her wonderful first book:
Scrap Quilt Secrets.   It is at the top of the charts on Amazon.

Congratulations Diane!
What is left to say about this great book?  It is full of happy colorful quilts.  Diane's 7 scrap secrets are a very clever way to create beautiful quilts.  The patterns are good for any level quilter.  The diagrams and layout of projects are wonderful as is the photography.

Below is a list of the blog hop participants.  Some of these giveaways are still open and have some sneak peeks of the quilts.

Check them out.

3/21    C&T Blog http://www.ctpub.com/blog/
with Diane (that’s me)www.butterflythreadsquilting.com
3/22    Bonnie Hunter http://quiltville.blogspot.com/
3/26    Pat Sloan http://blog.patsloan.com/
3/27    Valerie http://myplvl.blogspot.com/
3/29    Victoria Findlay Wolfe http://bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com/
3/30    Rachaeldaisy http://bluemountaindaisy.blogspot.com/
4/1       Julie http://quiltjewelry.blogspot.com/
4/2       Barb Www.funwithbarb.com

This is the project that really made me smile.   In the book it is  called "Gift Basket" isn't that cute?  I like to work with selvages and who can resist ric rac?

Here is the little quilt I made.  I have given my selvages to Norma so I had to cut some and combine them with scrap strips.    The pattern directions were clear and easy to follow.  All of the patterns in this book can be adapted to what size quilt or project you'd like to make.
I am sending this little quilt to Diane as a remembrance of this blog hop and in celebration of her first book.
Here is the back - I finally a fun place to use this fabric :)
Diane is so warm and generous and posts almost everyday over on her blog  Butterfly Threads.   She put her whole heart into her book it and it shows.
I hope you like it Diane!  Coco has pre-cuddled it for you.

There are TWO fabulous prizes in this giveaway 1 for each winner.

First, you can win your very own copy of Scrap Quilt Secrets.  International winner will receive a beautiful ebook.
Or you can win one of my Large Fan Stencils which can be used for hand, machine or long arm quilting. (US only)  It measures 30" x 16".
Just leave a comment on this post telling me how long you've been quilting and if you hand or machine quilt or both.  Be sure to include your email if you are non-reply blogger.   I won't be responding to comments, but all comments will be in the drawing.

I'll be picking 2 names on Saturday, April 9th.  Please send all your friends over for this last chance to win  Scrap Quilt Secrets.

Thanks, Diane, for letting me be the caboose on this giveaway blog hop.
Good Luck Everyone!
xo

195 comments:

  1. I've been quilting for about 20 years. Mostly machine quilting but I really want to try some hand quilting. I just finished a miniature that I was thinking of hand quilting. Love the little basket quilt, so cute.

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  2. What a fun little basket quilt! I love the background fabric. How can you resist a basket block with a red rickrack handle? I've been quilting for 17 years - started with a baby quilt for my first daughter and she just turned 17. I love to handquilt. I also machine quilt but rather badly I'm afraid... It looks like a fantastic book - thanks for the chance!

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  3. Just love this book!! I have been quilting for 28 years...I hand quilt and machine quilt on my domestic machine. I'm hoping to get a long arm in the near future. 😀 kkking69 at yahoo dot com.

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  4. Just love this book!! I have been quilting for 28 years...I hand quilt and machine quilt on my domestic machine. I'm hoping to get a long arm in the near future. 😀 kkking69 at yahoo dot com.

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  5. Your Gift Basket quilt turned out super cute with the red ric rac and polka dot border. And of course, the backing just makes you smile. I've been quilting for 40+ years and I started when I was 2. hahaha.

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  6. I began quilting at the time of the Bicentennial. I am older than dirt. I used to hand quilt, but find it too slow. I now machine quilt only. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  7. 24 years. I mostly hand quilt but I have done a little machine quilting. I love scrap quilts & Baptist fans. Thanks for the chance.

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  8. I've been quilting for about twenty years. Last year I was volunteering at a quilt show and talking about the quilts with one of the male visitors. He asked me if I quilted by hand. I chuckled and said that I quilted by machine. His wife, hearing this, said that she quilts by hand like I do, with her hand on her sewing machine! So, I will answer that way, I quilt by hand with my hand on my sewing machine. The quilter whose quilts I was assisting with said she quilts by credit card! More of an answer than you expected, I'd bet. I love the photo of the beautiful caboose!

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  9. In the quilting world I am 4 years old even though I have always admired the artistry in quilts. My daughter has hand quilted for years, and has been my coach. I am stitching fans on the current quilt in my frame, so your extra prize really caught my interest. As for the book, it looks to be a treasure trove of information that I could use. Thanks for offering it! bella.harriger@yahoo.com

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  10. I have been quilting for 35 years. I am self taught at hand quilting. Can not rock, to save my life. I am a stab stitch quilter!! I just saw your stencil design used on a finished quilt, on a blog yesterday!! I love scraps, and quilt books.

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  11. I made my first quilt top in 1965, and it's still waiting to be quilted. How's that for a UFO?? I would love to still be quilting by hand but have RA in my hands so it's now done all by machine.

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  12. I'm both ! It depends the pattern....
    Your little quilt is sooo pretty and no doubt Diane will love it ! :)

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  13. I do not know when I started making quilts, I first made tiny quilts for the dollshouse and later to cover the beds in my own house. I only use handquilting. Greetings aubphg (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  14. A wonderful review of a fabulous book!!! I love your version of the basket quilt you've made for Diane. Coco is so sweet adding her doggy kisses. Hand quilting with big stitches in colourful perle thread is my favourite part of making quilts.

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  15. I have been quilting for 17 years and all by machine. I like to zoom around, fast lol. Thanks for the chance to win two great items. frog2quilt@gmail.com

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  16. I have been quilting almost 40 years and love it just as much today as the first day. I hand quilt the most but also machine quilt on my Janome 6500. It does a good job but would love to longarm. No bucks and getting older to invest that much money when so little time w/ grands now. I love that fan stencil.............I've tried making one using plates but something goes wrong. Fans like that would cover a lot of territory. Also a scrap addict not wanting the cure. Love scrap quilts Diann Smith (kyquiltymama@hotmail.com

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  17. I made my first quilts in early 1980's and then had a long hiatus when life intervened and I didn't sew very much. In 2007 I decided that I wanted to make "one more quilt." So, I've been quilting for over 30 years or just 9 years, depending on how you count it. I am primarily a hand quilter; it's my favorite part of quilting! One quilt has turned into a lot more. I've found that joining a quilt guild has been great inspiration (including a wonderful workshop with Barb). Thank you to all the quilters who share in guilds, shows, and blogs.

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  18. HI there, I've been quilting seriously since 1997, so not a really long time. I started as a scrap quilter because scraps were all I had to work with. Now I find I prefer the scraps over choosing yardage or kits. I've hand quilted a few large quilts and hope to do more in the future but most of my quilts these days are FMQ on my domestic machine. Thanks for the opportunity to win Diane's book and the stencil.

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  19. I'm a quilter of 30+ years and love, love, love scrap quilting. Most of my quilts are machine quilted, but special quilts are done by hand. Would love to win your stencil.
    jean
    jlickun@aol.com

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  20. Enter me please! It looks like I'm the newbie around here as I've only been quilting for 2 years. I machine quilt but I'm longing to try hand quilting one day.

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  21. Hmm, I think I have been quilting for about 15 years. Lately, I have been concentrating on scrap quilts, so this book would be wonderful. I mostly machine quilt, but love the look of hand quilted quilts and have managed to complete one queen sized quilt by hand and several smaller ones. Love the opportunity to win the book or stencil.

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  22. Lets figure 30 years... That sounds about right.

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  23. I've been quilting for over 30 years off and on. Since retiring, quilting now fills all my spare time and even some that should be allocated to the dreaded housework! I love that polka dot binding on your little quilt - so fun! I both hand quilt and use my Janome for SID and FMQ on some smaller quilts. Many of my recent quilts and tops have been scrappy so this book would be right up my alley!

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  24. I've been quilting on and off for about 30 years. I mostly did straight line quilting but just recently tried free motion quilting. I use my domestic sewing machine. I also hand quilt once in a while but it takes me forever. Thanks for a chance to win. sscarlett@stny.rr.com

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  25. Quilting about ten years, I did sew clothes when I was younger. Machine quilting for me I could not get the hang of hand quilting. Thanks

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  26. Oh I love Cuddly Coco! :) I hand quilt. I started trying to teach myself quilting and sewing in general in my late twenties / made a few things and stopped for a decade or so and have gotten back in to it over the last few years. debrapugh@comcast.net

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  27. Well, Barb, I think I NEED this book. I have been 'seriously' quilting for 30 years. I prefer machine quilting and have vowed to advance those skills this year....and clean the studio, house, exercise, do photos, etc. HA! Nothing like goals to keep an optimistic soul going. But if I clean the studio, perhaps I'll use Diane's ideas for projects for some of the 'scraps'.

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  28. I've been quilting for about 16 years after sewing clothing for 30 years. I hand quilt (regular and big stitch) some, domestic machine quilt smaller projects and send out anything larger than a wall hanging size to be long arm machine quilted.

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  29. 50+ years--does that seem possible? I hand quilt but am trying my best to do more machine quilting :) Diane's 'Gift Basket' makes me smile, too! Love your little quilt :)

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  30. I've been quilting for 35+ years. (My first completed quilt was in 1981, but I'd been piecing tops long before that.) I do mostly machine quilting (that's how I managed to complete that quilt back in '81!), but I do hand quilt small pieces from time to time.

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  31. I made a few quilts back in the 1970's, but then stuck to garments and home dec. Then, when my younger daughter went to college and my husband was out of town for work, I started to quilt in 1992. Now I am consumed by it, and I am about to retire...so lots more time! I mostly machine quilt on my domestic machine, although I am big stitch quilting a quilt right now.

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  32. IHAVE BEIGN QUILTING HAND /MACHINE SINCE 1989 MOSTLY MACHINE AND A LOT OF UFO TO WORK ON IN MY RETIREMMENT.
    hjrogers@sympatico.ca THANK-YOU FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN THIS FABULOUS BOOK AND STENCIL JUDY

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  33. Quilting for over 20 years. I have done it all, machine piecing, appliqueing and quilting as well as hand piecing, appliqueing and quilting. Love the little quilt. Guess I should be saving selvages!
    Thanks for participating in this giveaway,
    Betsy

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  34. I mostly machine quilt but I enjoy big stitch hand quilting on smaller projects. Thanks for the chance to win. Would love either prize.
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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  35. I've been quilting since 1980 -- 36 years!?!?.
    I love machine work, but have enjoying a few hand projects lately. Images of baskets & appliqué are dancing in my head.

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  36. I am working on my first quilt, and am quilting by hand. I did do a small quilt for my daughter's kitties, which I machine quilted. I love hand quilting, but the machine quilting was fun as well, and really turned out nice. I would like to try some big stitch quilting one of these days as well.

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  37. She picked the best blog for last! This looks like a fun book. I have been quilting for over twenty years and I do both machine and hand quilting.

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  38. I have been quilting for about 15 years. I hand and machine quilt, more in the machine in the past few years due to hand issues. Love the basket quilt in this book. Selvage a or not, it looks like fun.

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  39. I have been quilting since the Bicentenniel (1976) and I began quilting by hand, then I did some simple machine quilting, but now I am back to hand quilting. I love scrap quilts and would enjoy Diane's book!

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  40. You are such a generous soul. Diane will surely appreciate this lovely epitome of her first book. Great job!!
    I've been quilting for 12 years but still consider myself a novice. Hand quilted my first 30 quilts but last year started to machine quilt. I like it and I guess with another 12 years of practice, I'll be good at it lol. Still love to hand quilt though. Thanks for the chance to win. ;^)
    scrap(dot)and(dot)quilts via gmail(dot)com ... just in case. Chantal

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  41. I have been quilting for about 15 years. I do more piecing than quilting LOL I machine quilt more than hand quilting due to medical issues with right arm. I don't know which I like better- the little quilt you made for Diane or the crow in your header. So sweet. I think we share the same sense of color and contrast

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  42. I have been seriously quilting for about 5 years, but have been making quilts for probably 20. I started learning to hand quilt, to finish a top left to me by my grandmother. I love all aspects of quilting, and would love to win this book and stencil. I have been looking for a stencil just like this to do hand quilting on a couple of quilts.

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  43. I made my forest quilt in 1999 following a request for a teddy bear blanket by my son. And off I went. I hand and machine quilt.

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  44. I started quilting my first year of marriage, 1978.... That makes it 38 years.... yikes, that makes me old!!! Anyway, I prefer to hand quilt but in order to finish some quilts I also machine quilt. I love to start new projects so there is enough to last me several life times! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  45. Your little quilt is so cute and so is your dog! I have been quilting since 1998 when I made a quilt from fabric scraps left in my grandmother's attic. I am a hand quilter, but I am hoping to learn how to machine quilt soon.

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  46. I started quilting in 1995 after I got married and my hubby told me I needed a hobby. I do a little bit of every kind of quilting--all of them are simple. I do machine quilt on my Pfaff and with my mom's longarm and I love primitive hand quilting with perle cotton. Thanks for the chance!

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  47. I've been quilting for about 20 years and love scrap quilts! This book looks like fun - I love your basket! BTW, I already have your fan stencil, so don't include me in that.

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  48. I have been quilting for seven years. I machine quilt but I hope to learn to hand quilt soon. Thanks for the giveaway. Thanks, Mary

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  49. I have been making quilts for over 30 years. I used to hand quilt, still do a little. Now I use a longarm . Thank you for the giveaway.

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  50. Hi, Barb! What a fun little basket quilt! I have quilted for 30 years. I took an adult education class and was hooked. I do not come from a recent generation of quilters. I both machine and hand quilt. I send out large quilts to a wonderful long-armer. I actually have been wanting to order your fan stencil. I am working on a 2" tumbler scrap quilt that I want to try it on. Thank you for the chance to win! :) The book looks great! :)

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  51. Your little basket turned out fabulously. So cheerful. I have been quilting since 2000 - that's when we arrived in the US. I machine quilt for the most part but I do do some hand quilting. What a fun book. I love scrappy quilts. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  52. I made baby quilts when my kids were born but steadily now for the last 16 years. I prefer to machine quilt.

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  53. I've been quilting for 20 years and sometimes I do my own machine quilting, but mostly I send it to my long-arm lady!

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  54. I just started quilting last year. I started sewing making garments for my daughter about 8 years ago. I Really enjoy both. I usually machine quilt. tljeo@yahoo.com

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  55. I started quilting in 1989 and have been in love with it ever since I started. I do machine quilting, keep thinking that I should try hand quilting. This book looks wonderful. I love scrap quilts. Thanks. Diane O

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  56. I have been following this blog hop and this looks like a wonderful book. I have been sewing forever but started quilting about 7 years ago after wandering in to a quilt shop and meeting a super sweet shop owner. I have my quilts quilted unless they are very small and have done a little hand quilting on small projects also.

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  57. I dabbled in quilting for about 15 years, but started more seriously about 3 years ago. I either hand quilt or have a long-armer machine quilt for me. Love the fan motif.

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  58. I tried quilting in the early 80's, but gave up. Then in the early 90's I tried again and have been going strong ever since. I did hand quilt and then changed to machine quilting so my quilt tops would become quilts in my lifetime.

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  59. I have been quilting for about 20 years. I enjoy both hand and machine quilting. Arthur is making hand quilting less enjoyable, and so I've been concentrating on becoming more proficient with machine quilting.

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  60. I have been doing patchwork and quilting for 40+ years on and off and now all the time. Although I love the look of hand quilting, most of my quilts were tied. I've hand quilted many small items, including miniature quilts but the thought of quilting a large quilt is overwhelming. I would love to learn machine quilting (have many tops waiting). I love your little basket quilt! chocolatewiskers@aol.com

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  61. I would love to have either one of your 'prizes'. I've been quilting for over 50 years. My first quilt was for my first baby. Hand quilting is my favorite, but I do some machine quilting on small projects. Thanks for a chance to win. spnquilt2@gmail.com

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  62. Hi, Barb! Love your little basket. I've been quilting for almost 25 years. Yikes, where does the time go? I like both hand and machine quilting. Right now I'm finishing hand quilting a little quilt I made with Obama fabric and I'm machine quilting my bow ties from your swap. Fun with Barb, indeed!

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  63. What a lovely little quilt, I am sure that Diane will appreciate it a lot! I have been quilting since 20 years, only hand quilting as my sewing machine does not allow me to machine quilt! christine.quiltingstories@gmail.com

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  64. This has been such a fun blog hop. Diane’s book is just wonderful full of so many lovely quilts. I love the little basket quilt you made for Diane.
    I am mostly a machine quilter although hand quilting is my favorite type of quilting.

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  65. I quilted for about 10 years back in the '70's, making mostly traditional designs and loving to hand quilt. Then life happened and the quilting was put aside. I kept my fabric though and about 5-6 years ago I picked quilting back up. Now I am designing my own modern quilts and doing everything on my domestic machine. I am learning free motion quilting and having a ball!

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  66. I've been quilting for 23 years! I own a longarm and am also a hand quilter. I enjoy doing both depending on the project.

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  67. Hello! I've been quilting 10 years, and quilt both on my DSM and by hand. . . though I think I enjoy my machine more. I save most of the hand work for applique and embroidery. Thank you for the chance to win. lynnstck(at)yahoo.com

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  68. I've been quilting for 40 or so years. I used to do all hand quilting but can't keep up anymore so I either machine quilt or send it out to be done. Hoping to get my own free motion sit down machine within the next year or so.

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  69. I've been quilting for almost 8 years. So far I've only machine quilted. Thanks for sharing your lovely mini quilt & the chance to win.

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  70. Lovely block you made for Diane. I have been quilting since 1973 Guess that would be 43 years...yikes.....I do all kinds of quilting...It saves my life and gives me the best of the best in friends.

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  71. I LOVE the quilt on the cover and when I saw the book was on a giveaway I almost passed out LOL
    I'd love to win !!

    I've been sewing since 1967 but full quilting since about 1992. I make a lot of scrappy tops so this book would be perfect for me.

    Peggy in NJ

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  72. I made my first quilt in 4-H, using Artex paints to paint the blocks, piecing them together with yellow sashing and borders, and hand quilting it with my Mom. My binding did not impress the judges. : ) It was probably 1970 or 71.
    I hand quilted on my Mom's quilts until I moved out of her house. Then I hand quilted on the quilts of the women in my church quilting group. I only hand quilted 5 or 6 quilts all by myself--all for my kids, but I tied many. As the tops piled up, I started quilting by check, and finally dipped my toe in the machine quilting waters in 2012. That is my story.
    Love the little quilt you made for Diane! How sweet of you--and fun!

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  73. I've been quilting for 12 years! I machine quilt, but have wanted to try hand quilting too!

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  74. I've been quilting since 1986--easy to remember because I was pregnant with my son! I both hand quilt and machine quilt (both on a regular machine and longarm). Love your beautiful bird header on your blog. I'm inspired to do some applique with a red background now. dorkyquilts@yahoo.com

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  75. Quilting for 30 years and I do both.
    Butfromheretoo@sbcglobal.net

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  76. I have been quilting for over 30 years. I mostly do machine quilting, but I have hand quilted, and tied quilts, also. Lately, though, I have been doing more blog hopping and net surfing than quilting, but I am feeling the need to get back to the machine.

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  77. I've been quilting for about 10 years. I'd like to learn hand quilting, but so far I've only quilted small quilts on my machine.

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  78. Hard for me to imagine, but I've been quilting since 1997 (according to the record book I started back then!). It's been a great joy and sometimes a pain but we all forge ahead!!! At first I did all aspects of the job but soon realized I did not like the actual quilting process so I'm now essentially "a topper," exceot for small projects. Do mostly machine sewing and embroidery; working on perfecting my applique. Would love to receive a copy of Diane's book, Barb. You continue to keep us all inspired. Thanks so much for that.
    Norma

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  79. I have been quilting for about 30 years. I mostly machine quilt but have wanted to start hand quilting.

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  80. Love baskets and this is a great ne way to create them. And such a lovely way for you to help Diane remember this milestone - love it!

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  81. I have been quilting for over 20 years. Mostly my quilting is machine quilting but I have hand quilted a couple of projects. Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome book.
    lbcookie1@gmail.com

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  82. I have been quilting over 20 years. I machine quilt. This looks like a wonderful book for a scrappy quilt lover like me!

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  83. I made my first quilt around 1976. I have handquilted a few things, but not for years. Not sure if I have the stamina for that now, so I mostly hire it done (in the rare event that I actually finish something).

    You make the cutest things--love your little basket!

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  84. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT BLOG!THANKS TOO,FOR ADDING YOUR NEAT PROJECTS TO THE HOP!GREAT GIVEAWAY!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  85. I have quilted for about three or four years - but it took me about twenty five years to get that sewing in! So far I have done everything with a domestic or long arm (rented) machine. This book and your project look right up my alley. And that template looks very interesting!
    Thanks for putting my name in the hat for the drawing.

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  86. I have been quilting since 2009 and mostly machine quilt because it is quicker. I do have a quilt that I am hand-quilting, but it's slow going. I am not good at either technique, but finished is better than perfect. :-)

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  87. i have been quilting 5 years , have sewed most of my life

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  88. Such a great book! How nice of you to add your stencil!

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  89. I started quilting about 20 years ago. Used to do a lot of hand quilting, but now mostly use my machine. You are SO sweet to make a little quilt for Diane - she's going to love it! Baptist fan is my favorite quilting design and I'd LOVE to win your stencil along with a copy of the book. This has been such a fun blog hop!

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  90. I have been hand quilting for over 30 years. I have machine quilted small things like coasters or mug rugs but I prefer hand quilting. My daughter and I enjoy making scrap quilts together. She loves modern and I am a repro person but we have found that all fabrics look great together! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Shirl~PA handquiltATyahooDOT com

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  91. Hi, I'm Michele from Rochester, NY. I've been handquilting for about 30 years. I love to piece quilts with lots of little pieces, but my machine and I part ways after the top is completed. I just can't get the hang of machine quilting. I send some out, but save the best tops for hand quilting. Thank you for the chance to win one of the prizes. Love them both!

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  92. This looks like a very lovely book! and scraps are right up my stash. LOL I've been quilting since I was four - with my great-grandma and her friends, though I'm sure that they took my stitches out after I left, LOL. I mostly machine piece, but I do hand and long-arm quilt. Thanks for the chance! I'd love to win either, and your stencil is on my wish list. Happy Stitching!

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  93. I've been quilting for over 20 years--maybe more! I do most of my quilting by machine but a some hand quilting also. Just by the cover, it's easy to see Diane's book is super fun!

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  94. More than thirty years and while I mostly machine quilt, I do love hand quikting, too! Bethastrand@gmail.com

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  95. "Cuddled by Coco" would make a cute quilt name for a future project. I have been quilting for 25 years, and I do machine quilt and hand quilting too.

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  96. Looks like a wonderful book. I have been quilting for 11 years and am most comfortable with hand quilting which I did with my mom and grandmothers way back when! I am trying to do some machine quilting but so far have never been happy with the results. More practice needed.

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  97. I have been quilting since 2001. Mostly I quilt by machine but have helped hand quilt some Group Quilts.

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  98. I have been quilting about 20 years...I really like the look of hand quilting, but there are too many quilts to make so I do some machine quilting, however, I have found that I can do so much more if I send mine out for quilting...One day though I will return to my own quilting machine...

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  99. I've been hand quilting for over 40 years and FMQ for about three on my domestic machine. Each has their own beauty. Rina

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  100. I have been sewing all my life first was my own barbie doll clothes ...Then about 10 years ago i picked back upon sewing and quilting....Love scrappy quilting....I either tie my quilts or use my sewing machine to quilt mine.. happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  101. I have sewn since a child, EPP since the early seventies and quilting for a couple of years. I love older sewing machines or hand sewing. I found scrappy quilts to be fun and more interesting.

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  102. I have been quilting only for about 7 or 8 years but sewing my whole life. I am a machine quilter but just took a big stitch hand quilting class! lattelady@comcast.net

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  103. Oh boy - two items on my wish list!! I have been quilting since 1985.... I prefer to not say how many years that is!! Lol. I enjoy both hand and machine quilting, but hand quilting takes me a long time now that I have arthritis in my hands. Try not to let it slow me down!

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  104. I have been quilting since the early 80's. I do both hand and machine quilting. Got a longarm a year ago. Too many quilts-too little time. There is always something new to learn and try. I would love this book.

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  105. I've been quilting about 7 1/2 years. I like to hand and machine quilt, but lately it's mostly been machine quilting. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  106. Oh boy - two items on my wish list!! I have been quilting since 1985.... I prefer to not say how many years that is!! Lol. I enjoy both hand and machine quilting, but hand quilting takes me a long time now that I have arthritis in my hands. Try not to let it slow me down!

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  107. I've only been quilting for a few years but I stitched several tops and made tied quilts 40 years ago. I come from a sewing background, having learned to sew when I was 4 or 5, and my quilts are primarily scrap quilts. I hand quilt these days instead of tying quilts. I would love to give Diane's book a home in my small library. Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop and showing us the sweet quilt you made for Diane. It's one more way to show the adaptability of her quilt patterns, since you used strings and selvedges instead of only selvedges.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  108. I've been quilting since 1990 although I remember making 4" squares with my grandmother and hand sewing them together when I was probably eight. I have hand quilted but mostly machine quilt.
    quiltinspace@yahoo.com

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  109. started quilting in 1979 and haven't slowed down yet!!! learned to sew at 4-H at age 8, and wish I had discovered quilting then....I mostly hand quilt as I love to sit and needle and let my mind wander....so relaxing!

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  110. I learnt to hand piece 30+ years ago and hand quilting about then too. I've been learning to machine quilt for about five years- and I am still learning! Love to win this book- an e-copy for this Aussie girl!

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  111. I took my first quilting class in 1987 . . . Wow 29 years ago. Now I rarely hand quilt. I either machine quilt myself or pay for someone else to quilt for me. I love Diane's new book !!!

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  112. I do some hand quilting, and I machine quilt on my home sewing machine. thanks for the chance to enter...and for putting this song into my head, "Little red caboose--chug, chug, chug--little red caboose--chug, chug, chug--little red caboose behind the train, train, train..." Remember that one?

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  113. I've been quilting on and off since 1980. I tried hand quilting but prefer machine.

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  114. My mom started me on my first scrap quilt when I was 10 (that was in 1957). In those days we used cardboard for the pattern & cut our fabric with scissors. I soon got discouraged & went on to other things. Many years later, about the time I retired in 2007, a friend of mine reintroduced me to quilting. My how things have changed. Self healing mats, rotary cutters, wonderful rulers in all sorts of sizes & shapes. I was hooked. So far I've only quilted one quilt by hand. Everything else has been machine quilted. I like both, but my hands will not hold up to a lot of work, so the machine works better for me.

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  115. I've been quilting for almost 40 years. I started out hand quilting,tried machine but returned to exclusively hand quilting because I love the look and feel.

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  116. I've been quilting for about 42 years! I hand bind, machine quilt, but want to hand quilt soon.

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  117. I have been making quilt tops for about 20 years. Love scrap quilts and the baptist fan pattern. dorthac@aol.com

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  118. I've been quilting since 2007 and I machine quilt. The only thing I do by hand is stitch down the binding!

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  119. I've been quilting nearly ten years. I machine quilt and am planning a quilt top that would look great with the baptist fan pattern.Diane's book really appeals to me as I am new to scrap quilting. Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop. emcmille65@gmail.com

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  120. I've been quilting about 40 years and have hand quilted and machine quilted. Mostly I send my tops to a long arm quilter to quilt because I am not going to live long enough to make everything that I have planned or the patterns I have purchased! I think I need to live to about 120 years old:))) This book looks so interesting, hoping to win a copy!

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  121. Barb, you are a great caboose! I bet Diane will be so tickled to receive a Coco cuddled mini! I have be seriously quilting since 2001, but I did make 2 quilts for my dorm room in 1980... I quilt by hand, machine and cheque.

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  122. I quilt by hand and started quilting about 20 years ago. The book looks like a great one, especially since I love making scrap quilts.

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  123. I've been quilting for about 30 years and do all my quilting by machine. I love scrap quilts and have enjoyed seeing all the pretty quilts in this book during the blog hop.

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  124. I have been piecing quilts since the year 2000 when I retired and started machine quilting my creations a few years later. So much fun!!

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  125. What a great book! I love the quilt on the cover! I am sure Diane will love your little quilt. I hand and machine quilt. I began quilting about 22 years ago. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  126. Hi Barb, I mostly hand quilt (I thought "quilting" was applique and learned the actual quilting part came much later). I occasionally try a bit if quilting on the machine for more speedy baby quilt. But, it is not my preference. I am not as good at it. Thanks for this opportunity to win the fan template. It is a classic and such a nice large size.
    Happy Quilting!
    ~Wanda
    wanda.robinson@swbell.net

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  127. Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.comApril 2, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    I started quilting in 1981 when my daughter was 2 years old so that would be 35 years! I started out hand quilting and then went to machine quilting. In the past 2 years I've returned to hand quilting on a few wall hangings. I enjoy doing it in the evenings while watching tv.

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  128. I started quilting in 1992 during graduate school. It's become a passion. Would love to read this book. I love hand quilting but machine quilt when time is limited.
    mbbaker35@yahoo.com

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  129. I began quilting in 2010. It has enriched so many areas of my life. I will be forever grateful to the good friend who shared her quilting passion with me. I have machine quilted all my projects so far but have the first hand quilting one ready to go. I just need to be brave and begin! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  130. I really enjoy your blog! I have been quilting since 1974. Although I did have a longarm business for 12 years, I have always preferred hand quilting.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

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  131. Ha, that's my quilting buddy commenting right above me. I've been quilting since 2001 and I'm just like Louise. I quilt for a business with my long arm machine, but most of the time I'm hand quilting something of my own. She can share the book with me or I can share the stencil hehehe *vbg*

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  132. I've been quilting for 3 years now and only by machine. At some point I would like to try a small hand quilting project as I love the look of it but don't think I would ever be able to quilt an entire top by hand!

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  133. I've been quilting for about 7 years; I've tried both hand and machine quilting. Just discovered quilting with the walking foot and loving that technique. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  134. I've been quilting for 32 years. I stared with hand quilting, and now I mostly "quilt by checkbook". I can do small quilts with the walking foot, but that free motion just eludes me. rgbeasley@hotmail.com

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  135. I have been quilting for 24 years. I only machine quit. I tried hand quilting and the quilt is still waiting to be completed. Thanks for the chance.

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  136. I've been quilting for about 20 years. I've done both machine and hand quilting.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  137. I made my first quilt about 25 years ago, all by hand. I hand quilted a quilt made by my grandmother next. But didn't make another quilt for about 15 years. I kept learning during those years, but not making. Now I make quilts by machine and am learning to quilt by machine.

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  138. I first quilted about 20 years ago. Although I was taught to do the whole thing by hand, I now do most of my piecing and quilting by machine. I have grown into a scrap quilter so I would really love a copy of this book. Thanks for the giveaway. spoofs@juno.com

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  139. I made my first quilt about 25 years ago when my 2 oldest were a baby and newborn. I got busy having more kids and raising them. I didn't pick it up again until my oldest was getting read to graduate from college and I wanted to make him a blanket to commemorate it. I was planning to knit or crochet it and while searching for a pattern/idea, I saw some beautiful quilts online and decided I would make him a quilt. That was about 4-5 years ago and I haven't looked back! I make them for everyone and anyone and I do it all by machine-except the binding. eahorgan@gmail.com

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  140. I've been quilting since 1987. I started out quilting by hand but then went to machine quilting.

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  141. I've been quilting for 6 years, I like quilting on my DSM. This year I'm trying out hand sewing and enjoying it very much.

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  142. Hi
    I've been quilting since 1977. I began quilting only by hand and now do both. I have to admit to enjoying the designing and piecing more than machine quilting. Would love either the stencil or book. Lori Roth

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  143. I've been quilting on and off for about 35 years. I increased the amount of time I spent quilting after getting a new sewing machine, about 18 years ago. It made it so much more fun to sew. And it became my "must do" passion for me when I retired in 2010 and I needed to stay busy. I machine quilt everything, and sometimes I even do it with a credit card.

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  144. I have been making quilt tops about 20 years. I quilt by check. This book looks great for the bins of leftovers.

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  145. I've been quilting for 5 years. I'm learning to machine quilt. I enjoy EPP, but not hand quilting! Thanks for the opportunity! Love Diane's book and your fan templates!!

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  146. I have been quilting about 15 years. I quilt by hand and machine, but mostly by machine because it's faster and I am usually in a hurry to finish something. I use one of my domestic, vintage machines. Jspwarren at aol dot com

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  147. I started quilting with a vengeance 23 years ago when my oldest son left for college and I could not get myself motivated to do anything. Crying was a daily happening. A friend called and asked if I wanted to take a quilt class with her at the local shop and I couldn't answer fast enough. I have sewn for 50-plus years and had done some small quilts on my own but the class was wonderful and have not stopped since. That son's now wife finally told me a few years ago I needed to add on a sewing studio to our house because the bedroom I was sewing in would be needed for grandchildren and my husband thought that was a great idea. I now have a beautiful 20x22 studio and 5 grandchildren that I've all taught to sew and the older 3 have made a quilt!

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  148. I have been quilting for almost 40 years, but with a deep passion the last 10 years. I hand and machine quilt - addited to hexies and honey combs and of course scrapes. Nice to see other tribe members in the fabric world of quilts.

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  149. I'm a hand quilter and have very timidly machine quilted a few things. This book looks great as well as your stencil!

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  150. I do both domestic machine quilting and hand quilting. I would love to win this book! The first quilt that I would make would be the selvage baskets. Karen Carpenter
    fkmsc@comcast.net

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  151. Oh, I love your little basket quiltlet! So cute! How could you go wrong with selvages and rick-rack, right?

    I've been quilting for almost 35 years! I started when my youngest was 5 and he'll be 40 this year. (I don't know how that happened, as I'm only 40 myself) hee hee!

    I used to do hand quilting, but I quilt by machine now because 1. it's faster and 2. I've got arthritis in my hands now. If it's a small piece I quilt it myself, otherwise I "quilt by check". I love my long-armer!

    Thanks for the chance to win this book. It looks so good!

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  152. Your quilt is sooo cute! I'd love to win this book. As for your question, I'm mostly a topper not a quilter. I do a little machine quilting on smaller items, but larger ones go to a longarmer.

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  153. I started quilting in 1973, teaching a class in preparation for the bicentennial --- can't believe it's been that long. I both hand and machine quilt --- if the quilt needs to be finished quickly, it will be machine quilted --- I am too slow at hand quilting! :-)
    quiltschon@att.net

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  154. I started quilting by piecing squares on a treadle sewing machine when I was five-so a very long time ago! I have always only hand quilted but my top piecing is far ahead and with "Arthur" attacking my hands I may have to start getting my tops machine quilted. I really like your large Baptist Fan stencil!

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  155. I started quilting 10 years ago. I started by hand and after a year I switched to all machine. BTW: I started quilting at the age of 21.

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  156. well, when I get up enough courage to actually quilt a quilt, I usually do it by machine. Unless it is a small quilt, then I do it by hand. Well, actually, I did quilt a large baby quilt by hand in the big stitch style with colored perle cotton. It looked great! :-) Thanks for hosting!

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  157. Love anything with selvages and your little gift to Diane is so cute. She will love it. I have been quilting since 1980's and started as a hand quilter. Now I do mostly machine quilting, but still hand quilt for QOV twice a month with the Eastern MO QOV chapter. Thanks for the chance to win and for hosting.

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  158. I'm working on my first quilt now and plan to hand quilt it.

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  159. I love how you always treat your quilts with a fantastic backing. I mainly hand applique but machine piece. I am trying more in hand piecing now. Thank you for the giveaway. Hope I win.
    Janet mudd4chewee@gmailcom

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  160. I've been quilting since I was in high school, so that's about 40 years now! But there's always something new to learn. I do both hand and machine quilting.
    Jenniferk2p2 at gmail dot com

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  161. I love the scrap gift baskets. I have been quilting since 1978. I like piexing and send most quilts out to a longarmer. I do the smaller quilts like baby quilt and table runners. Thanks Darlene dhoctor@sbcglobal,net

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  162. Your little basket quilt is adorable Barb! I've been quilting for 30 years and I do both machine and hand quilting. And I think I was one of your first fan stencil customers and I love it!!!

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  163. The quilts you made from that book are darling. I'd LOVE to win a copy of that... thanks...

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  164. Love the basket quilt. The book looks like a great addition to my quilt library .

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  165. I would love to win your stencil. I've been quilting for 37 years, machine piecing and hand quilting.

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  166. I started my first quilt top in 1986, but didn't finish piecing it until 1999, so it is most accurate to say that I began quilting in 1999. I piece by hand and by machine. Likewise for quilting, though now that I have a long arm machine, I tend to do more machine work, at least if you count by pieces completed. I love working with scraps and am delighted to have the opportunity to win this terrific book! Thanks as always for your great inspirations!

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  167. I'm newish to quilting and so far I have just done machine quilting! Love those selvage baskets!

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  168. I've been quilting for about 5 years. I started out with a scrap quilt. It's still my favorite. Thank you for the chance to win this book!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  169. I have been quilting for about 9 or 10 years. I started making controlled color quilts but scrap quilts are the ones I am drawn to. would love to win the stencil or the book. Thanks for the chance
    Debbie
    msiltala@wi.rr.com

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  170. I have over 50 years of quilting really over 60. Yes I am old. Too much metal holding my wrists together now to hand quilt so I machine quilt but I love scrap quilts. They are my favorite.

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  171. I have a large quantity of scraps and this book will give me the inspiration to start using them.

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  172. I have a large quantity of scraps and this book will give me the inspiration to start using them.

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  173. About 15 years, hand pieced. Trying to learn to machine piece and quilt. 2Tangent@gmail.com

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  174. I quilt by machine (if I did it by hand I could never die...too many projects....tooo little time!!!) Love scrappy quilts! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  175. I machine and hand quilt......mostly machine. The new book llooks like it is full of fun projects!

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  176. I machine quilt I made my first quilt when I was 8. I'm 60 now! I didn't really get back to quilting a lot until the 90's so it's been about 20-25 years.

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  177. I have been quilting for almost 30 yrs. I have done both hand & machine quilting but only on small quilts.
    katylillie@gmail.com

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  178. Oh your sampler look adorable! I've been quilting for five years now and quilt by long-arm. Please don't include me in thte drawing as I'm the hope, but wanted to stop by and say hi.

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  179. I love your little quilt Barb, and I've been saving salvages! I've been quilting for about 25 years. I like both hand and machine quilting but usually only hand quilt my smaller projects.

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  180. Hi. I have only been quilting for a couple of years and now. I. can't. stop.!! I love hand quilting and so I tend to take a long time in finishing a quilt. I have machine quilted a baby quilt, though I still prefer to hand quilt. Thank you for sharing your work. Beautiful! Ann. phazereyes at yahoo dot com.

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  181. I aphave only started sewing and quilting within the last year. So far I have been machine quilting x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  182. I diddled with quilting many years ago...have mostly just done sewing things. Seriously started learning to quilt..when my Daughter coxed me into learning with her! And now i have TWO daughters & myself...learning to quilt..together! :D Have done some hand-quilting, and stitch-in-the-ditch on machine. we are practicing to FMQ tho.

    Love your gift for Diane too! Awesome surprise! Thank you too, for chance to win your Give-a-way! :)

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  183. I want to enter!! Got hung up with a bunch of Google garbage.
    Anyway, I have been happily making quilts since 1978! I love it all! Antique, Modern, Traditional and Art Quilts!
    I am primarily a hand quilter (machine piecer) but am trying my best to over come my trepidation at machine quilting and JUST DO IT!

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  184. I have dabbled with quilting for 26 years, and have done some very basic machine quilting. I have an aunt who has a long arm, and she has quilted some quilts for me. I have also hand quilted a few small quilts using big stitch which is quite fun, and I love the look of it. Recently purchased an ancient Gammill long arm which I want to learn to use this summer. Gertie Gammil is over 30 years old, so hope she and I are up to the task. Favorite quilts are civil war, primitive, but I love some of the modern quilts too, and of course the Gees Bend quilts are wonderful. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome book! Dixiehoward@hotmail.com

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  185. I just recently found your blog and added you to my 'feed' - I made my first quilt in 1967, a very long time ago, when I was 19 years old, so that would be 49 years! I love to handquilt, and always have a quilt in my floor frame. I would love to win this book or your template, which I would definitely use. Thanks again - richandbecky@embarqmail.com

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  186. I've been quilting more than 30 years, hand and machine, I want to do Baptist Fan on my sit-down longarm so would love your stencil AND the book! Thanks.

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  187. That book looks great. I really need your stencil. I think I will put it on my Mother's Day wish list. I mostly hand quilt but am trying some machine quilting just so I can get some UFO's done. I love the basket, I have been saving selvages and that pattern looks very cute.

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  188. I started quilting in the early 80's so I could calm myself after hectic shifts in ICU/CCU....it probably was the best therapy ever and of
    course I just love all parts of quilting, hand piecing, hand quilting and now learn machine quilting after getting pretty good at piecing by machine. I started with cardboard templates then cutting out each with scissors and hand piecing. We've come a long way Baby! Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Sewing!

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  189. Your little basket quilt is the sweetest! I've been quilting for about 25 years. I have to admit that although I love the look of scrappy quilts, I tend to "think" the scrappiness out of them ...lol! I could really use Diane's book. Thanks for the opportunity. Candy. (becanATshawDOTca)

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  190. Hi Barb! I love that paint by numbers fabric you used on the back of your lovely basket! Awesome! I've been quilting for about 35 years! Egads! I hadn't realized that until I did the math! lol And I machine and hand quilt.....but I'm afraid the hand quilting is waning.....dang arthritis! Thanks for the chance at winning the stencil or book.....so fun!

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  191. Your basket is pretty darn cute! I have been quilting since the seventies, oh my. I prefer to quilt on the machine, but while I do that I scream and yell trying to get it all under the arm of the machine. Small wall hangings then are hand quilted. I would love a small quilting machine that some companies are coming out with now. thank you for the chance to win this book. sewfabrics at outlook.com

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  192. Hiya, I've been quilting for over 30 years. I prefer hand quilting, but would never finish anything if I didn't machine quilt. I'm not very good at free motion, so I try to use my walking foot as much as possible. My large quilts usually go to my local long arm quilter....it's worth every dollar.
    I won your stencil previously and love it....so if my name comes up for that, please draw again so someone else can enjoy. I DO hope I win the book though....it looks great.

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  193. I've been quilting since around 2011. I machine quilt only. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway!

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  194. I have been quilting for more than half my life, hand work since early toddler. I am able to do both but I prefer hand quilting.

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  195. I have been quilting for 20 years. I machine quilt, but I would love to try big stitch quilting in the baptist fan pattern. Too many ideas, not enough time! Thank you, Barb @ rickhayden@comcast.net

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