Quilting Gallery’s 5th Birthday – Blog Hop Party with Giveaways

Lots and lots and lots of giveaways!  Including one here!

First, I want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Quilting Gallery!  For five years they’ve been bringing  quilter’s together with knowledge, tutorials, inspiration, contests, and fun!

Next, before I get into what I’m giving away I wanted to tell you a bit about about what you can expect to read about on my blog if you decide to follow along (which I hope you do)!

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Project QUILTING – a fun quilting challenge that gets posted every other week.  Season 4 will be starting in less than a month and it’s never too late to join in the fun!  To read more about what it is check out ‘What is Project QUILTING’?  You can see the quilts that were made for the recent off season challenge, Happy Holidays here.

Quilt Alongs – Last year I hosted my very first quilt along – Home Sweet Home.  It was a success and I had a lot of fun hosting and participating in it!  The quilt along for 2013 is already all scheduled and we’re itching to go.  This year the theme is ‘My Favorite Block Quilt Along’.  I hope you decide to join in on the quilt along fun!

Block Tutorials – Whenever other bloggers are doing quilt along’s I’m always happy to create a block for them.  When this happens it is also shared on my block.  I recently did a block tutorial for the Glorious Autumn Block Party at the Quilting Gallery.  You can see my block HERE and there’s still time to enter my giveaway!

Adventures in Quilting – I fairly recently purchased a short arm quilting machine on a frame.  I am sharing with my readers the lessons I learn along my ‘learning to quilt’ journey.

Random Project – I’m constantly making something!  I do my best to share with you what I’m working on, how it’s going, and things I’ve learned.

our family

My Family & Orchard – I have three beautiful little girls and an amazing husband.  I share stories about what’s going on with my family here because they are so influential in all that I do.  We also own and operate an apple orchard here in Poynette, WI.  I sometimes post about what’s going on at my orchard here but mostly you can find those updates on my blog, Lapacek’s Orchard.

Giveaway Time!


This week I’m giving away fun things from three of my amazing sponsors!  These shops are supportive of all my crazy ideas and plans and there support helps keep me going!

First from Sponsor Fabrics N Quilts


fabricsnquilts This lovely Snap Sack Quilt Kit - Holly Wreath Wall Hanging

From Sponsor Spice Berry Cottage:


spiceberry cottage fabric4 Fat Quarters of  Gorgeous Holiday fabric

And from Sponsor FabricFascination


fabricfascination stocking panel

A complete kit with instructions included to make two Christmas Stockings from Kate Spain's Christmas JOY collection for Moda. Panel comes with stocking pieces, cuffs, and decorative accents to make two large Christmas stockings. You add batting, and lining fabric. Also makes 3 gift tags

 

YES!  One LUCKY winner will get ALL of these amazing fabric goodies from these fabulous fabric shops!!  All I want you to do is answer one easy questions:

 

What about a blog keeps you coming back to see what’s new?


***PLEASE NOTE!  I am reading each and everyone of your comments and taking your views to heart.  I have a feeling I'll be doing a blog post on all the answers and how my blogging goals are effected.***

More than 150 bloggers are joining in the fun!  Don’t miss out on all the great giveaways being hosted this week!

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Thanks for checking out Persimon Dreams and joining in on the fun!

 

Giveaway is open to everyone!  Ends on Sunday, December 16th!  Winners will be announced on Monday, December 17th.

193 comments:

  1. I love to hear about the process of creating. The decisions that are made to make the quilt or bag or outfit are interesting to me.

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  2. I agree with Laura 100%. The process is almost as important to me as the project itself, but I do love to droll over pictures of pretty fabric, too. I really enjoy detailed pictures of fabric combos and quilting decisions. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. I love seeing what everyone is up to, but I also love reading about the person behind the blog. Each of us is so unique and we make such unique creations.

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  4. lovely things! thank you for a chance to win. I like to see the projects in different stages,pictures,and stories behind projects.

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  5. I like feeling like I know something about the blogger, like they are someone I would be friends with if I knew them in person.

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  6. Ohhhh - that snowman fabric is to die for! I like blogs that have a similar style to mine so that as I look at pictures and projects I can imagine making them too.

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  7. Regular updates and good keyword links keep me coming back to blogs.

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  8. I like when blogs have lots of pretty pictures, but I also like to see failures or processes so I can learn from them.

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  9. Big, clear pretty pictures of works in progress and finished objects keep me coming back to blogs. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

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  10. I love pretty fabrics and creative projects but a blog with a great "voice" is also a draw. When the author sounds like someone I want to know better I keep coming back!

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  11. I love to see everyone's fabrics!

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  12. I love to see what people are creating, and really love it if they have a tutorial so I can make it too!

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  13. I love to check out new projects. I like to read about their life and what they are working on.

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  14. Tutorials, pictures, inspiration, giveaways...an assortment of fun and exciting things! Thank you.

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  15. I like to read blogs with a bit of everything. I love hints and tips, and free patterns and sew-alongs. Yours is fun to read!

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  16. I agree with Melissa, I like to read about the person behind the creations. I also enjoy beautiful pictures.

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  17. I'm drawn to a unique blogging voice, cool projects, and good photos! I've added you to my blog reader, looks like fabulous stuff!

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  18. I keep coming back to blogs that have eye appeal. But most importantly, I love finding some new inspiration...be it a color, technique, shape, etc and the comradely that we develop over time as well

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  19. Really creative projects! and good pics! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. How often they post, and how pertinent their posts are!!!

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  21. I love to see lots of pictures of finished projects, but also works in progress!

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  22. I like humour and hints and a small insight into the experiences of another quilter/blogger.

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  23. I love good photo's, nice clear tutorials and a background on the blogger

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  24. I love blogs that are easy to read, with crisp photos and maybe some tutorials - also love to see an FO tab, with photos/links of everything finished! :)

    Thanks for the chance.

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  25. I like it when there are no projects/tutorials posted on blogs. I am new to sewing, so I am trying to learn all that I can! :)

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  26. I keep returning to blogs of people who make the types of quilts I enjoy and show pictures of their work. I enjoy reading about their families and pets and an occasional tutorial about something I am having trouble with.

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  27. lots of lovely pictures, easy to read text (i.e. good spelling and grammar and just one colour and font), a nice chatty style

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  28. I like tutorials.

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  29. I like a sense of humor and that for sure will keep me going back to a blog. thanks for the giveaway.

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  30. A blog that not only shares sewing info, patterns, tutorials, giveaways, but a blog that shares their family will keep me coming back every time!
    lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  31. i follow a lot because i need to learn a lot.

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  32. I think I have visited blogs that have stitch alongs or tutorials most because I am new to quilting and they have been a motivation to me. I love to be inspired by seeing completed projects.

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  33. The encouragement and real life applications to many quilting sewing techniques...

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  34. First it is eye-candy--if it is visually stimulating to me. Next tutorials and projects.

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  35. I think I always go back to check on those where who share tutorials and give a glimpse of their daily life.

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  36. I enjoy blogs that share the process of creating; from fabrics selected and cut to the shots of how it was quilted. A bit of humor and life tidbits are good too. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  37. I like blogs that have lots of tutorials or quilt-a-longs. I like learning new techniques or seeing fun new projects to try my hand at.

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  38. I like when a blogger shares what is going on in her life be it happy times birthdays, animals, pets and the bad times sickness, death, problems. It makes it feel like you are dear friends instead of blogger and blogee thanks for a great giveaway babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  39. I like to see projects, and tutorials. Plus little tips, and info about your family. or life.

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  40. Great giveaway! What keeps me coming back to a blog is the sharing of tips, tutorials and ideas!

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  41. I love visiting blogs with beautiful quilts and tutorials.

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  42. I am all about tutorials... can never get enough inspiration!

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  43. I keep coming back to blogs if I love the things they make and they have good photos and an easy format. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. Giveaways of course :). But I love to see not only tutorials, but I also like it if a blog gives tips and inspiration frequently so I stay interested. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  45. I enjoy seeing finished projects & patterns, photos and giveaways. Thanks for the chance! Merry Christmas!

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  46. I think the things that keep me coming back to a blog is regular updating as well as interesting information. Add to that a nice personality of the blogger and I'm a happy camper!

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  47. I like to see all the creativity and get inspiration for projects.

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  48. I like a blog that is nice and bright and filled with fun and informative things. It's hard to say exactly what makes it great, but attitude is a big part :-)

    Kay
    ktreve(at) hotmail (dot) com

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  49. CommGosto de tudo,família trabalho,tutorias,ideias,Obrigada tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.coment

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  50. I love a clean layout and things that are related to what I like sewing :) And interesting tidbits- like owning an orchard!! :)

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  51. the main thing tht keeps me coming back to a blog is tutorials and patterns, with clear instructions.

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  52. I think creative ideas keep me coming back to blogs. I also really like to see creative projects that I can tackle, being a sewer I love to find new things to create!

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  53. i like the sharing, tutorials, info and what's new!

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  54. The main thing would be to get ideas for future projects. Others would be quick and easy projects, tutorials, pictures.

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  55. Thank you for the chance to win. pictures keep me coming back

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  56. I enjoy seeing tips, hints and tutorials on a blog.

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  57. I like a blog that shows a variety of patterns and colours in the projects they feature.

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  58. For me, a good blog has a mix of information about sewing projects the blogger is involved in and a little informal, relaxed chit-chat

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  59. Tutorials, giveaways, recipes, and super easy ways to follow and contact the blogger.

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  60. I love seeing new tutorials and lots of pictures. Thank you for the great giveaway

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  61. I love blogs that are bright and happy...with a sense of humor! Love tutorials to get me fired up.

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  62. I like blogs that are by real people with less than perfect lives. I enjoy the posts about the day the seam ripper got as much action as the sewing machine.

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  63. I always come back at blogs which inspires me to make some new things. I love patterns and new ideas to make my own version of it. What a gorgeous give away you have, love those goodies you are going to give away! Have fun with the blog hop party and thanks to organize the fun for us!

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  64. that seems to be the favourite question in this blog hop so I already had some tiem to think about it.
    It's not the give aways, it'S not the tutorials, it's not anything you do or write on the blog. What get's me to come back again and again is if there starts to be a personal conversation. When the responses to comments are more than: "thanks for the comment" I know answering comments takes time. but it also takes time to write them. Return visits are also greatly appreciated.
    I have a few of those blogs and I comment there on almost every entry just because it's important to me. And then there are all those that just end up in the reader where I know I will get updates about gve-aways, QALs, bees etc.
    What I absolutely can't stand is a ton of advertisement.

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  65. Tutorials, lots of pictures, and tips are what keep me reading quilt blogs. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  66. What keeps me coming back to a blog are humor, interesting info and some new ideas about quilting.

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  67. I like friendly blog layouts which aren't too crowded and not too empty. I like that you say: "I don't buy this, I get this for free because YOU read my blog" and I like sharing tutorials, tricks, tips and trouble-shooting. That's more than enough inspiration already.

    Thanks for the chance to win this generous giveaway!

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  68. I'm a follower of yours. I've come across your blog during ths SMS blog hop last week.

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  69. I like a good mix of tutorials,projects and pictures! Always lots of pictures!

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  70. Blog must be easy to read and fun (this comment box is grey on white, not so easy to read). it helps if the blog is fairly active.

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  71. I like slices of life mixed with pictures and techniques. What I don't like are ads and name dropping. Thanks.

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  72. I like to see current projects in progress for inspiration.

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  73. I think it´s good if you can read new posts at least every second day! Photos is nice, but not too many of the same quilt (for example).
    Gun, Sweden

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  74. I love a blog that is personal, with references to family and daily life. Humor, tips, techniques and pretty pictures are fun too :)

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  75. Lots of photos, tutorials, bright colored fabric, and helpful tips!

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  76. I tend to stop reading blogs if they don't post at least weekly. I also only follow blogs that have similar styles as my own. A lot of times I follow a blog, but am not signed up to follow, I just check it once a week. thanks. Vivian

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  77. I like clear pictures, short to the point. Also may I suggest something for you. its hard to leave comments on your blog, I cant read comment section its white like your blog.

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  78. for me, it's humor. I know that's kind of hard to quantify, but if I dig the blogger's humor, regardless of what the blog is about, I'll come back ;-) Merry Christmas!

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  79. Blogs that I usually follow and keep going back to have a similar style to my own. There are lots of projects, tutorials and just plain good ideas that get me inspired to create!

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  80. I like when bloggers discuss their design process. What made them choose something, what they would do differently next time, what worked, etc.

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  81. I love reading about other people's hints/tips/reviews - it's nice to know what other people are doing/products they are using. They might have a better method than I do!

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  82. I really enjoy lots of pictures and projects in all stages of quilting. I love reading about decisions made... really the whole story behind a quilt. And, bits of real life too.

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  83. A layout that is not cluttered. A variety of tutorials, pictures, maybe a free quilting block or pattern to entice you evey now and then maybe recipes for the month; just ideas. You have the best giveway ever. Another reason to come back every year, for sure. You will make a lot of new friends and I hope that they become new followers. I enjoy your blog and I know that there is always something going on. You're good at what you do and we all know that you always have your hands full. Happy Holidays.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net
    Sonora, CA

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  84. I love seeing new projects and getting good advice and resources!

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  85. What brings me back.... personality compatibility, humour, charity, knowledge, drama.... not all necessarily at the same time...

    The obvious, tutorial's, patterns so on... I like those bits too...

    One bit that no one has mentioned - aesthetically pleasing blog and items. We do judge books by there cover's always, and I suspect we always will... the person that say's they don't is not telling the truth, its not prejudice in a bad way, its pre-justice in a can we get on way...

    Janey x

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  86. I like blogs with eye catching quilts and hopefully some tutorials.

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  87. I usually read most of my blogs in Google Reader, and I never can resist reading full posts about scraps, small quilted items, new tutorials, and questions about something in process. I always check, too, on Quilt Alongs. I sure hope I remember to come back in January of 2013 for the project challenges! Happy holidays!

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  88. I think the photos draw me in and I love an honest and cheeky writing style! I love process sharing and tutorials too!! Wonderful giveaway! Thank you very much for the chance!

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  89. Aren't we all very busy? For a blog to keep me, it needs to be interesting, full of information that is useful and short, sweet and to the point.

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  90. I come back to blogs that post a lot of pictures of projects and have tutorials and always share their resources.

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  91. I enjoy a blog that is active. Where there is something new to see or read about. I also like the giveaways!
    hulsey at gmail dot com

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  92. I love lots of fun projects with tons of pictures! :) Thanks for such an awesome giveaway! Happy Holidays to You! :)

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  93. I like a blog that's an original - that doesn't follow all the trends in colors, popular blocks, or other things.

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  94. I began sewing a long time ago but recently, like others, began quilting. I can't afford those quilting classes so I'm learning my quilting from the blogs I follow. Lots of new ideas, patterns, and information to make nice quilts. I'm learning so much from the quilting community, a wonderful bunch of ladies for sure.

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  95. I enjoy a blog that tells a story. I'm not one for plain talk...I love descriptors and flowery words. Photos too. I find that those that follow that style tend to show the joy they have in whats around them and the creative process. It hooks me for sure.

    thanks for the chance!

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  96. I enjoy lots if projects with many pictures and tutorials. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  97. I love reading blogs that also have lots of pictures. The pictures don't even have to be of quilts, they can be family, scenery or just about anything. I love seeing other people's outlook thru a camera.

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  98. I like a mix of photos of projects and personal stories. I think I come back to see what new project (or what progress on an old one) mos often; he personal stories are just a nice extra.

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  99. Honestly, when I feel like I connect with a blogger through their writing . . . when I feel like I know them. That's what keeps me coming back! Great projects that inspire are good, but it's the voice that keeps me coming back consistently.

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  100. Tutorials, lovely quilts and the odd bit of what's happening IRL.
    sable at xtra.co.nz

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  101. I like tutorials or photos of projects that I can use in my own projects. I like lots of photos and seeing what other people are creating even if I know I will never try it (eg Paper piecing) and I like to hear from real people about new products etc that they have tried.

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  102. i like a blog that posts frequently, has great photos and shares ideas.

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  103. I just love tutorials and when something makes me go 'Oh! I need to have one of those too!'

    Thanks for playing!

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  104. I visit an active blog which is interesting to read and with pictures. I also look for tutorials and giveaways in blogs. Would love to win the goodies offered by you.

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  105. Of course, we all like tutorials :) But I also like to see boo-boos that have happened (i guess so I know that I'm not the only one :) and projects that are in progress, half-done, or yes, even abandoned for a certain reason. I also love to read about sewing/quilting/crafting tips..from the blogger, and also in the readers' comments. I used the blog side rolls quite a bit, and love positive stories about family and community. I'd love to read the future post about all the comments on this question. Great idea! Happy Holidays!

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  106. Lots of pictures, a focus on my interests, a sense of humor, enough personal info that I feel I know you and great tutorials.

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  107. These things keep me coming back: seeing what you are working on (for inspiration), pictures, tutorials.

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  108. I like tutorials and patterns, the tutorials have to have lots of pictures and I love to see finished work to give me inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway. I've signed up for your newsletter. Linda

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  109. I like to see giveaways; I know we all do..lol Seriously, new ideas and tutorials are fantastic! FMQ tips are what I need.
    Thank you

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  110. I like blogs with tips & tricks on layouts or cutting to make blocks, etc. I'm still a beginner quilter and this is a huge help to me. I also like tutorials and seeing completed projects as they are great inspiration for me to work towards. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  111. Giveaways and fun tutorials!

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  112. Thanks for being in this fun blog hop. Merry Christmas.

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  113. This is actually the first time I have been on a quilting blogs. I guess what will keep coming back is to see what pointers you have for this new quilter and, of course, to see if there are any giveaways.

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  114. I like to see pictures, tutorials and let's face it...giveaways are always nice. Most of all I like the way a blog is presented, that the personality of the writer shines through and is real.
    Thank you for the chance :)

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  115. I like blogs with lots of pictures, tutorials, and little tidbits of life thrown in. I like to feel like I'm connecting with a friend, and not feeling like I'm inadequate because I can't make 100 quilts in a year.

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  116. I love seeing finished projects and tutorials! Thanks for the chance!

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  117. I like a blog that is clean, easy to follow and move around in, lots of pictures and tutorials are nice. Thanks for the opportunity on a great draw and have a very Merry Christmas. bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  118. I love blogs where I learn something -- whether it's tips and tricks, or new techniques or just they have a different style than I do. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  119. I enjoy little stories about daily life along with whatever you ar eworking on with pictures:) Animal pictureas are always grand!

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  120. I love to see tutorials. I like lots of pictures. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  121. thanks for the giveaway-- the thing I like the most about blogs are the glimpses into the lives of the bloggers-- we crafters have a world-wide connection

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  122. My favorite blogs are those that have great photos, personality and share whatever project they are working on at the time.

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  123. I love seeing the varied pattern designs...I get alot of inspiration from blog surfing. I also like BOMs. That gives me a set goal to get projects done in a reasonable amount of time. Freebies & giveaways are pretty nice, too! Happy holidays and thanks sew much for this chance to win :-)

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  124. I like to hear personal stories (not too many words) and see pictures of work completed, I like recipes and love tutorials.

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  125. I love a good mix of family, quilting, and just because blogging. I tend to put something together when life stressed me out. Then I find something totally unrelated to write about and find some pics to match with it, and post that. I don't write my own tutorials, because I always forget to take pictures of every step, but do like to see them. Since I am a fairly advanced seamstress, I don't always print out directions of tutorials, but I do print off things that really strike my fancy. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

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  126. I like a blogger with a chatty voice, as if we were sitting in the kitchen with a cup of tea...and yes, the kids and sometimes 4 legged animals racing around...

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  127. Projects that I'm interested in and someone who makes me laugh.

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  128. I like pictures and tutorials or links to new projects :) Thanks for the chance!

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  129. Well-written tutorials and a unique "voice"!

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  130. I love to see good tutorials because I am still learning and of course, who doesn't love giveaways too.

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway. I SO much wanted to be able to buy Kate's stockings but haven't been able to. I'd be thrilled to win. I need to make stockings for everyone in my family yet this year.

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  131. I love the Tutorials alot, but I come back to a Blog often, when I feel like we are neighbors/friends visiting. Love hearing the everyday stuff, and see the progress on projects......recipes to try too!

    Thanks so much for chance to win your Drawing! :)

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  132. I keep coming back when I have a personal connection to the person. Like we have done a swap or round robin together. Exchanged comments back and forth. Once I establish that connection, I keep going back.

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  133. My favorite blogs are those that have great photos and simple tutorials) thank you for the giveaway!

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  134. I like seeing the process and then the finished work. I like it if the photos show fabrics being auditioned and block layouts being worked on. I also like the personal stories and fun things like giveaways.

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  135. Thanl you for a chance to enter your awesome giveawy. So far I love your blog. I love to read blogs tha tincorporate lots of family stuff in additon to our quilting, sewing & crafting passioss. Home & family is what makes a lot of these passions possible. I know you receive lots of inspiration from them just like I do mine. Their favorite colors and trends and styles affect us on a daily basis. Also I love to see all the photos and project pictures as I love that for a daily dose of eye candy. And as we all know we have lotsto do each and every day that has nothing to do with our hobbies. We have functions to attends, kids to feed and chauffer and not to mention these husbands and homes & pets to care for.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  136. I love blogs that show new fabric lines and new tools along with completed projects.

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  137. Blogs to me are like a visit with a friend - exploring new places - new projects - tutorials of how you made something - adding in everyday life of family - four legged children and some about where you live and how things are there -- like a little mini vacation to visit other places without leaving home.. All those things keep you coming back for more.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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  138. I like quilting related stuff but I also enjoy life updates and recipes and what not. I love hearing about it when people go to Quilt Market etc too.

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  139. I like to see the process, the mistakes, the decisions along the way to a project

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  140. I don't have a blog of my own so I really enjoy visiting blogs to see what everyone is up to. I love looking at their creations and seeing lots of pictures. I like hearing about their lives and everyday things. Basically, I like to feel as if I am visiting a friend and they are there to make me feel welcome in their home. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  141. If a blog sounds like it could have been written by a friend, then I'll always come back to see what's been going on! Plus, I like to see pictures of current or past projects, travel photos, things like that.

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  142. I like to get to know the blogger behind the blog. Letting your own personality come through is important. Pictures are required.

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  143. I keep coming back if I feel that I can learn something new (tutorials for example) or see new methods that I have never tried... Many thanks for the great givaway!

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  144. I like blogs that are clean, easy to read, have frequent updates and post not only about their current projects but also let me see a little of their everyday lives. I like to feel that I am getting advice from a friend.

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  145. Ideas or tutorials for something new and different in quilt ideas is what floats my boat! ......thanks for the chance to win!

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  146. I like a blog that talks about new and interesting things - not just the same ole thing. I like a blog that isn't driven commercially. I like a writer to be a bit funny and real. I like layouts that are clean and not too cluttered. I like to learn through blogging.

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  147. You have a beautiful family! I like coming back to visit blogs that have tons of photos of quilts and quilts in progress and fabric. It keeps me motivated to work on my own projects. Thanks for the chance to win and Merry Christmas!

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  148. I love seeing lots of photos of finished and in progress projects. I like tutorials as well, but not too many.

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  149. I love a blog that is easy to read, not so loaded up with buttons that they go on forever. I like to see the blogs they follow...might be one I want to look at. Like to see what folks are working on and tutorial with photos.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  150. I have not been a bloger so this is all new to me. It sounds like I could learn alot.
    Bonnie
    rbfern@triton.net

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  151. What great giveaway items! I've only been reading blogs just over a year and I enjoy seeing projects being done, tutorials and product reviews.

    Thank you and all your Sponsors for an awesome and generous giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  152. I love great quilting inspiration on blogs whether it be tutorials or great pictures of finished quilts. I also love a blog that will do an occasional giveaway. And i love to connect with the blogger! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

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  153. I think it's important that a blog have a good layout and organization. I will keep reading if the author shares projects and tutorials. I like a little bit of humor, and a little personal info thrown in too!

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  154. Blogs that keep me coming back have great giveaways, tutorials, photos and interesting stories.

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  155. I love reading tutorials on blogs. Those done with clear photos are especially liked. The easier to read the blog, the better because constantly clicking to get to something gets old quickly. I also love to go to the blogs that others follower. A great way to find new fun blogs.

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  156. Hmm... I think just seeing new projects at all. I love the inspiration.

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  157. thank you for this great chance. hugs Alessandra

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  158. I like blogs with pictures, and good stories/writing. I also like blogs that make me feel like they are talking to me, the reader, as an individual, not just trying to get new people to follow, but focused on current followers also.

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  159. I like blogs with tutorials.

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  160. I love seeing new projects with lots of photos and tutorials,too.
    Merry Christmas!

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  161. photographs are what keeps me coming back, I love watching the progress of others as they make beautiful quilts, I get my inspiration from them

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  162. What keeps me coming back - projects for all skill levels! The blog is fun and has pictures! Strange but true! I love your giveaway!

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  163. I love to see finished projects on a blog. It gives me incentive to finish my projects.

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  164. I like to see blogs that have tutorials for projects, new fabric lines, new tools/rulers and new techniques. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  165. I like a blog that isn't so full of ads that it takes a long time to load. I like to see pictures of what people are making because that can be very inspiring! I don't mind a family pic or few now and then, but if it turns out to be mostly pics of the children or vacations, I tend to move on. I also like the person to be real, and not present perfection that is probably only temporary. So what if your sewing room is a mess, that is normal. Show it anyway. If you show food, that is ok too, but include a recipe! Thanks, debbie

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  166. A blog needs to be well written, in a conversational tone (we are just hanging out over coffee, right? You aren't lecturing me, are you?)

    Tips & Tricks to make my quilting life easier

    Quilt Alongs/Mystery Quilts

    Eye Candy

    Projects in the works, mistakes you learn from, things that went well, things that didn't go so well....

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  167. I like lots of pictures and tutorials in th e blogs I follow.

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  168. Thank you for such a lovley giveaway. I only started sewing this year and everything is still quite new to me. I like to see tutorials and finished projects too at different levels. On some blogs everything is just beyond me. I also like to see a variety of projects e.g cushions and bags as well as quilts.

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  169. What keeps me on a blog page is a few pictures of a sewing project. Links to tutorials or free patterns. The 'you might also like' widget. I don't bother looking much if it is all "This is new in my shop " stuff. I also like regular weekly themes. I will be browsing through some of your comments here before I leave. I may get a few hints for myself. Basically I like people to visit regularly and leave a comment.

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  170. The tutorials and giveaways. Thanks vickise@gmail.com

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  171. I love to see failures. It makes it feel more honest. But quilting triumphs are also inspiring.

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  172. I would say the tutorials interest me the most. I love learning new things !!!

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  173. I like blogs that are chatty like talking to a friend, That have lots of ideas. I also like ones that show the mistakes and problems not just the amazing finishes (we all have off days). Photos are really great as well.

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  174. I follow a lot of blogs, and what keeps me coming back are frequent updates about what projects they are doing, or tutorials they are planning and pictures to inspire me. I don't mind hearing about family things or seeing pictures of them - but a quilting blog needs to have quilting in it! (Some have receipes and toy give aways and book reviews - argh!) I also tend to look at the sponsor information - I buy the majority of my fabric on the internet and like to support little shops when I can. Thanks to you and your sponsors for the generous give away. i hope this helps!

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  175. I love blogs with tutorials

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  176. I love tutorials and new fabric releases

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  177. I like to go to sites featuring bright, quilts, all skill levels (I'm a newbie, but brave), and have clear tutorials Thanks for the giveaway!

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  178. What I love is pictures and great ideas.

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  179. Well, the visuals are important. I like the bright colors and find your blog appealing in that sense. I like sound information well presented. I don't like animation that slows my arthritic computer.

    I like an intellectual approach and new things.

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  180. I just like blogs that have good and creative projects. I like to see what other people are working on so that I can get new ideas. Don't forget lots of pictures! Thanks for doing the giveaway and Merry Christmas!

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  181. I go back to favorite blogs that have interesting projects, and good explanations and tutorials. I learn a lot from their tutorials.

    Thanks for the giveaway chance!
    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  182. I love a little bit of humour and inspirational projects (with tutorials!).

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  183. I really appreciate when blogs give easy to understand instructions for different projects. A great inspiration for me!

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  184. The blog layout, the knowledge of the blogger, the personality of the blogger. I like Modern quilting, so I tend to read more blogs that deal with that. And I'll admit it, but I love giveaways. And when the blogger responds back to me. If they are too busy or ignore me, I get offended and don't check out their blog anymore. I'm being super honest like you asked though. Of course I like the usual things like tutorials and pictures. I don't like WIP every week. It clogs up my inbox. Thanks for the chance to win!!! Obviously, I don't think your blog has the negative things I've mentioned because you are bookmarked :)

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  185. I love to see a mix of projects and personal posts...thanks for the giveaway!

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  186. I love a blog that has a mix of sewing or crafting or art and some personal touches or even philosophy,especially abput the crestive process. I love to read aconsistent style of anpersonal voice in a blog, be it funny, sisterly, matter of fact, instructive, etc. I love lots of pictures in tutorials, and I love good pictures in a blog. My one pet peeve-- receiving too many posts in one day. I subscribe toone blog that sends two or more posts every time she åuts them up. It is jst too much to take in. I am not that much into posting for posting's sake either. Say it or show it in a beautiful picture, or let it percolste for a day! Thanks for the provocative question!

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  187. [...] It’s time for me to announce the winner of my giveaway in honor of the Quilting Gallery’s 5th Birthday! [...]

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