Beat the Winter Blues – Quilters’ Blog Hop Party with a Give-Away!

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

This winter has jut been dragging on!  It’s time to add some fun into these cold, snowy days so have fun hopping along on this blogs through the Quilting Gallery for some great Giveaways!

 

What types of these can you expect to find on my blog.


Project QUILTING


Project QUILTING Season 4Right now I’m on the 5th challenge of the 4th season of Project QUILTING.  Project QUILTING is a quilt challenge that is posted every other Su
3420_10152612732995543_278965898_nnday.  You are given a week to make a quilt that follows the theme and guideline of the challenge.  Many truly amazing quilts have already been created and

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finished this year!  The latest challenge, ‘Print Publications’ is due this Sunday, March 10th.  This is the print publication page I had to be inspired by for the challenge…here’s my progress so far…

I’ll be sharing with you all my creative and thought process behind this piece as well as a FINISHED quilt in just a few days!  The reason I LOVE Project QUILTING is because it has inspired me to create quilts that I never imagined I would – and I did them all in just ONE WEEK!

My Favorite Block Quilt Along


PhotobucketAnother thing you’ll be seeing on my blog is the ‘My Favorite Block Quilt Along’.  During the ‘off weeks’ of Project QUILTING, two new blocks and their tutorials go up from different quilting bloggers.  My Blocks So FarThese are my blocks so far!  The next block will be posted on Tuesday, March 12th and it’s actually from me.  I chose the ‘spool block’ as my favorite block and you’ll find out why when you stop by.

Family


Kim005-XLI also post updates on my kiddos – Mercedi, age 6, Capri, age 5, and Persimoni aka ‘Pip’, age 22 months here and there.  I’m a stay at home mom for 9 months of the year so they’re a HUGE part of me and my creating.  The photo above was taken by Karmen Linder Photography at my apple orchard.

Apple Orchard


IMG_5577Which brings me to the other thing you’ll hear about fairly often – my family owns and operates an apple orchard, Lapcek’s Orchard, in Poynette, WI.  Things get pretty busy around here in the fall but most have enjoyed hearing about this city girl’s life transplanted on a farm.

Of course – there will be other random posts – projects I’m working on – quilting or non, a Sunday Haiku – just for fun, and random pictures of things.  I hope you decide to stick around and keep an eye on the fun!Project_Quilting_450

The GIVEAWAY!


What am I Giving Away on this blog hop?  Well – one of these fabulous ‘Project QUILTING Bundles’ over at the Fat Quarter Shop that was but together for the ‘Tradition Times Three’ Bonus Challenge.  ***If you already have the bundle you can choose a friend to send it too to help them join in the fun!

YES!  One LUCKY winner will get this fantastic fabric bundle and hopefully make a quilt for the challenge.  To enter to win all I want you to do is answer one easy questions:

What is your favorite project on my ‘Persimon Dreams Portfolio’ pinterest board:  http://pinterest.com/persimondreams/persimon-dreams-portfolio/?


That’s it!  Just be sure to leave an email address for me to contact you at.  I will redraw if I am unable to get a hold of the winner within 4 days of the announcement.

This Giveaway is open to everyone!  The giveaway closes on Thursday, March 14th at 5pm PST.  Winner will be announced by Saturday, March 16th.    If I sound like someone you want to ‘hang out’ with in the land of social networking here are some easy links to ways to keep up with everything going on.  You don’t have to follow or like anywhere to be entered in the drawing – just answer the question above…this is just for those who are interested in more!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to hop along and visit some more fantastic blogs!

159 comments:

  1. I actually really love the tattoo in the picture of the bracelets.

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  2. Love the kite wall hangings. So sweet!

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  3. My favourite quilt is your 1930s BOM Sampler Quilt. I love sampler quilts and I really like the colours of this one.

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  4. 13 Stars is my favorite, it is so unique and attention getting.

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  5. My favorite is the kirigami quilted pillow. Also like the let's go fly a kit wall hanging.

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  6. My favourite out of all of them would be the Tangerine Dream Heirloom Quilt. I love the colours and flowers. Beautiful!

    Thanks for the chance to win and you might wanna hop over to my blog for a chance on a little something, too ;)

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  7. I've always loved your Amazing Technicolor Dream Quilt

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  8. I think the one I like the best is the Amazing Technicolor Dream Quilt. I am not sure why. But I love color, and it has COLOR. And it is out of control without actually being out of control.

    I just like it.

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  9. lol! Thanks! I got it last year for my 30th birthday!

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  10. I would have to choose the Art Quilt Spring Convergence Mixed Media Wall Hanging. I adore laura Gunn!

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  11. I love Celebrate Annie. I have a piece in that style that I started a year ago and would like to finish some day...

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  12. http://www.persimondreams.com/2012/09/home-sweet-home-quilt-quilted-and-bound.html that one is definitely my favorite one

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  13. I'm torn between Celebrating Annie and 13 Stars

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  14. I love this one: http://pinterest.com/pin/100275529175550987/
    Love the rainbow colours - beautiful!

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  15. I still love your quilted pillowcase Turquoise Kirigami Snowflake. One of my favorites from the Project Quilting challenge.

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  16. My favorite is the Heirloom Baby Quilt, Blanket, Stripped, Black and White and Red All Over - Olivia the Pig. Such a great quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!
    mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Best Quilt Moment of 2012 is my favorite. Love the colors and the design!

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  18. Heirloom baby quilt blanket is my fave...

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  19. I love Heirloom Patchwork Quilt Hugs and Kisses.

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  20. Definitely the cha cha ring!

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  21. i like the Heirloom Baby Quilt Blanket Throw Black and by PersimonDreams

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  22. I love your Rainbow Scrappy Art quilt! What a great way to use up all those colorful crumbs!

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  23. Love the heirloom Hugs and Ksses quilt. So beautiful. Nice to learn more about you! Thanks for the chance!

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  24. the bicycle race quilt...amazing work!

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  25. This quilt is great: http://pinterest.com/pin/100275529175594070/
    Very nice colours and composition.

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  26. I am totally in love with the Celebration Quilt. That is just gorgeous!

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  27. The technicolor dream quilt is amazing. I love it.

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  28. I love the Quilted Pillowcase Turquoise Kirigami Snowflake by PersimonDreams - Stunning!!! Thanks for the great giveaway chance!

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  29. The patchwork belt is awesome! I may have to make one myself :)

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  30. I like the green square in a square with the dandelion fabric.

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  31. The patchwork belt is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  32. Best quilt moment of 2012, Celebration quilt is gorgeous!

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  33. My favorite is the scrappy strip fun quilted pillow cover. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. I like the black and white and red heirloom baby quilt!

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  35. Love the Heirloom baby quilt.

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  36. Love the Heirloom Baby Quilt. The fabrics are amazing! What an awesome giveaway. Thanks

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  37. What a lovely giveaway! I checked out your projects on Pinterest and really admire your quilting on A Sampler In Turquoise. My goodness, you are sew talented!! Thank you for this chance to win your generous giveaway.

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  38. I love your fried egg earings! And the kite. So much fun! thanks for the chance!

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  39. I really love this pillow: http://pinterest.com/pin/100275529175595807/
    My favorite thing on your board, though is your Amazing Technicolor Quilt. I chose the pillow because I can actually make it! You're very talented :)

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  40. Today I liked "Hugs and Kisses". Tomorrow that might change. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  41. I love the Home Sweet Home finished quilt. I know how much work went into that one, amazing job!!! (Mine is still a UFO!)

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  42. Your Amazing Technicolor Dream Quilt is my fave.

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  43. I love so many projects on your pinterest board! If I had to pick one favorite it would be the Amazing Technicolor Dream Quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  44. Tangerine Dream is a beautiful quilt.

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  45. The Celebration quilt is fabulous. I don't use Pinterest, so I'm not sure if you made the quilt or just pinned it, but it's great.

    I notice we join all the same QAL's, so I've decided to follow and see if we are kindred spirits, as Anne Shirley would say.

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  46. I like the Home Sweet Home QAL quilt

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  47. My favorite is your Celebration Quilt - Best Moment 2012

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  48. :) I did make the quilt - thank you! I gave it to one of my best friends and she LOVED it - it was perfect :) I would guess that we are kindred spirits since I've wished since I read the books in 2nd grade that my parents had made my last name 'Ann-e' instead of Ann :) So glad to have you following along!

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  49. A Lovely Year of Finishes–March Goal Setting | Persimon Dreams #quilt #rogbiv #rainbow #scrappy #art
    I adore this!!
    But I also fell in love with the owls in your quilt top too!!

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  50. I really like the tangerine dream quilt!

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  51. I love your quilts! You certainly love color! The heirloom lap quilt with the Kaffe Fasset fabrics is my favorite. Thanks for your inspiring blog and this generous giveaway!

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  52. I love the quilted Krigami pillowcase.

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  53. Margaret SchindlerMarch 9, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    I have to say Celebration quilt first and that beautiful turquoise snowflake pillow Hard to choose

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  54. my fave is Best Quilt Moment of 2012 | Persimon Dreams - Celebration Quilt #quilt
    by PersimonDreams this one

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  55. I really like your Home Sweet Home quilt.

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  56. Hard to pick, but I think: Quilted Wall Art The Mysterious Letter P by PersimonDreams

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  57. I like your 1930's BOM Quilt, Very Pretty, Thank You for the opportunity!

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  58. I love the "Home sweet Home" quilt! Beautiful! Thanks so much for this great giveaway...

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  59. A few days ago it was 15 degrees celcius, sunny and spring! But now it's cold again and there is even a bit of snow.....brrr. Those loveley fabrics of yours give me a sping feeling and make me smile! I love your technicolor dreamquilt the best!
    Thank you for this great give away!

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  60. My favourite is Tangerine Dream

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  61. I like the Home Sweet Home quilt.

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  62. My favourite is 'Celebrate Annie'

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  63. Quilted Wall Art Let's Go Fly a Kite is my favorite! I even repinned it to my Creative Ideas Board http://pinterest.com/purlbuttons/creative-ideas/

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  64. I love your quilt "Celebrate Annie" It´s very beautiful!
    Gun, Swe3den

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  65. kirigami flake block

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  66. Love the quilt and what a nice give away. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  67. My favorite is Kirigami Snowflake Pillow, hands down. You are great at designing and are an inspiration.

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  68. I love the Home Sweet Home Quilt along project.

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  69. Heirloom lap quilr bloomin yoyos. wow. so much colour and excitement.

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  70. Love those owl blocks! The cha cha flower ring was my favourite.

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  71. I like the amazing technicolor quilt !

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  72. I love how you gave a quick intro to your life. I love those owls. My favorite project is the home sweet home quilt. Lots of work!

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  73. Jenelle BoxbergerMarch 10, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Quilted pillowcase.
    Thanks for being part of the fun blog hop. Lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  74. Love your home sweet home quilt. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on your draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  75. My favorite project is the Celebration Quilt!

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  76. Possibly Home Sweet Home, but they are all wonderful. Thanks.

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  77. My favorite is Boxed In Spring. Thanks!

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  78. I love your Celebration quilt, it's gorgeous! And the story behind it is lovely too. Thanks for the chance.

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  79. Your Quilter's Garden wall art is lovely! TY for such an awesome giveaway!

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  80. I like Quilted Patchwork Pillow Vintage Typewriter ... the colors, the shapes, the images, and how they relate to eachother, it's neat!

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  81. My fave project is that yellow and grey belt. Your quilts are absolutely stunning, but that belt... Swoon!

    (And the artwork you've picked for your inspiration sure looks a lot like one of my cousin's pieces. Wish I could see a bigger picture. If it is hers, she'd be thrilled you're using it as she is also a quilter!)

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  82. You have a lot of nice projects on your board. I particularly like your Best Quilt Moment of 2012-Celebration Quilt.

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  83. I really like A Quilters Garden, beautiful work!

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  84. It's a toss up between the best quilt of the moment 2012 and 13 stars. Both are stunning!

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  85. Elizabeth McDonaldMarch 11, 2013 at 1:12 AM

    My favorite is the Scrappy Strip Fun pillowcase - love it!

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  86. I love the wall art "Let's go fly a kite" great baby shower gift.

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  87. I love the Kite - I have never seen a quilted wall hanging kite before and I love it. So beautiful and could be done with sooooo many fabric combinations. Beautiful.

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  88. Love your Home sweet home quilt! What a great giveaway!

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  89. Hard to choose just one, but I love your Blooming Poppies!

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  90. There are a lot of beautiful projects but I think my favorite was the spinning nines table runner. I think it might have been the colors, which just made me keep looking back at it. I also usually make skinnier table runners and this one is wider so I thought it was different enough to be really interesting.

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  91. I love the Cozy Lap Quilt Heirloom Quality Tangerine Dream! Very cool and love the color! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  92. I love the amazing technicolour dream quilt!

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  93. Best quilt moment of 2012 celebration quilt . Thank you for the chance to enter your wonderful giveaway. I love your quilts. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  94. I like barn bones and would so love to be a part of your challenge, your work is so inspirational.

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  95. Join in! There's still one more challenge - goes up on Sunday!

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  96. I think my favorite is the home sweet home!

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  97. Celebration...thanks foe the give away

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  98. I love your Celebrating Annie quilt! Gorgeous!

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  99. I especially like your 1930s BOM Sampler Quilt on your pinterest board.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  100. I love the Heirloom Quilt Modern Solid Sampler in gray!

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  101. I love Heirloom Baby Quilt Black and White and Red All by PersimonDreams Is very striking! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  102. Your convergence quilt is stunning. Looks like so much fun to make

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  103. My favorite project is the Heirloom Baby Quilt Blanket. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

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  104. The scrappy rainbow quilt is my favourite, I love the flow of it!

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  105. Pillow by Lucky Duck dreams, a closer look

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  106. I am a happy followers of your blog and am following My favorite Block quitalong. I am loving this so much and having so much fun. Thank you for being a part of this Blog Hop and your giveaway of the Project Quilting Bundle will certainly help chase the blues away.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net
    Sonora, CA

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  107. Thank you so much for sharing this :) You made me smile on a tired morning :)

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  108. I like the technicolor dream quilt. Thanks for chance to win.

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  109. I really like your Home Sweet Home quilt project for the colors and the lopsided houses - so cute. I also live in southern WI and I too am growing weary of this very long snowy winter.

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  110. Heirlom baby quilt black white and red. If I remember correctly. Was not too easy to choose.
    ehodasz at yahoo dot com

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  111. Wow, you have some really neat projects there! My two favorite (couldn't pick just one!) are Celebrating Annie and Spring convergence. Great job on some really beautiful quilts!

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  112. I really love the Quilted Patchwork Pillow Vintage Typewriter, that's a really interesting print you used there. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  113. my fav is the celebration quilt

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  114. so many to chose from, but I guess apple Blossom is my favorite

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  115. Home sweet home. Thank you for offering such a generous prize

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  116. Not really an easy question as I love all of your work but if forced to choose, today I'd say "Amazing Technicolor Dream Quilt" (I might have a different answer another day!)

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  117. Love is in the Air!! Beautiful.

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  118. Oh what beautiful things you make, I especially like the Quilted Wall Art Bicycle Race. Awesome!

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  119. I love the Quilted Wall Art - The Mysterious Letter P
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  120. Rhonda DesgrangesMarch 12, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Love your projects! Here's my faborite pin:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/227431849904531424/

    Wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  121. Celebrate Annie is my favorite! But you have many I really like! You are so talented! Great work with colors!

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  122. I love your kites . They are great.

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  123. I'm already a follower and Pinterest is one of the ways. I love your Home Sweet Home Quilt Along Quilt, so gorgeous!

    Thank you for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  124. Yay I already follow you on Twitter1 I am @amycansew. Lovely everything!! :)

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  125. A Lovely Year of Finishes–March Goal Setting is pretty cool.

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  126. Love all your beautiful work - the Heirloom quilt - beautiful wall art quilts - your are so talented and do wonder with colors... maybe some ot it will rub off on me... What a wonderful giveaway your offering.
    Thanks for the chance.
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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  127. I would love that Fabric Bundle! What a Great Giveaway! I Love Your Owl Quilt on Pinterest!

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  128. wonderful giveaway, I love the bundle!!! I love the cozy lap quilt on your board http://pinterest.com/pin/100275529174576966/

    Thanks for the chance

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  129. I like the houndstooth quilt.

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  130. I liked the love is in the air. Very nice! Thank you for chance to win.

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  131. I like the houndstooth quilt. hugs

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  132. Brace yourself Kim - this will be quite the shock. . . my favorite is Celebration Quilt. Every night as I curl up under my beautiful quilt I am thankful for my wonderfully creative friend and her generous spirit. Alas! I am dreading the day when the warm weather forces me to retire it for the season. Long live winter!

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  133. My favourite project is the bag with flowers: http://pinterest.com/pin/100275529175622746/

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  134. /pinterest.com/pin/100275529174577021/
    The wall art quilt is stunning! I so enjoyed looking at the Persimon Dreams portfolio.

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  135. I like the Quilted Table Runner Topper Spinning Nines . Everything is lovely.

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  136. I'd have to say the Patchwork Belt in Yellow Black White and Grey - I just love the colors!

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  137. My favorite is Celebrate Annie

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  138. 1930s BOM Sampler Quilt is my favorite!

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  139. Oh wow, I especially love your Celebration Quilt 2012. It is really beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win this bundle of gorgeous fabric.

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  140. Thanks so much for entering and for looking over my portfolio! There's just one entry on this giveaway so I'm going to delete your other entries just to keep my numbers straight. I'm glad you'll be following along though ;)

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  141. I'm liking Squarey Quilt! Way cool.
    I like the color too.

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  142. i love the dog star quilt square in a square. I love dogs and i love purple.
    Which is your favorite? babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  143. I love the kites! thanks for the chance!

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  144. Thank you for the opportunity to visit your blog and enter the draw. I took a look at your pinterest board, and find it hard to pick a favourite. There's a couple of bags I really love!

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  145. Thanks first :0 WOW - no one has really asked me that for awhile. Each means something different to me and I like them all so much. I would have to say right now my favorite is the Technicolor Dream Quilt...I really like the blossom one too...seems like the more pieces the more I like it. Oh and the Hoe Sweet Home one is pretty sweet too - every time I look at it I see something different...

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  146. I love the heirloom quilt!

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  147. I love the art owl quilt by yours mixed media wall!!!! Thanks for teh chance to win! I really want to participate!!!

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  148. I love your Home Sweet Home! Love the colors and busyiness of it!

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  149. I love the Celebration Quilt.
    Thanks,
    Peggy

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  150. I really love your Flying Geese Quilted Table Runner. I really like the shape and the oolors used. So pretty.

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