Saturday, May 27, 2017

Weekend Quilting Book Showcase and a Giveaway



My first book - Weekend Quilting is finally here after lots and lots of work behind the scenes to make and write the 16 Projects for this book, finally I get to share this with you all.  This really is a dream come true and I am so excited about its release.  I know how busy our lives are, jammed packed with all of the work and family things that need to be done.  I very much wanted to create a book that allowed time to sew and quilt so you could start and finish a project in a short time frame.  




Weekend Quilting has 16 Projects including Lap Quilts, Mini Quilts, Pillow, Table Runners and even a Pennant all designed to be made within a weekend.  There are 8 Techniques involved and help you to grow your skills in quilting and sewing - from 9 Patch's to English paper Piecing to Foundation Paper Piecing - there really is something for everyone.  Beautifully illustrated with hand drawn Watercolour drawings, the book gives you all the instructions, Templates and helpful Tips and Techniques you will need. Weekend Quilting is Published by Fons and Porter.





Over the coming month I have asked some of my favourite and inspiring Blogging Quilters and Sewers to share and Showcase the projects in this book.  Here is the amazing line up and all the dates you can see their projects. You will be seriously blown away by the talent of these people.  You can check out all of them here

Mon 29th MayLisa Cox - A Spoonful of Sugar Designs
Tues 30th MayRobyn Shapiro - The Strawberry Thief
Wed 31st MayMelissa LeRay – Oh How Sweet
Thurs 1st JuneEmily Dennis – Quilty Love
Fri 2nd JuneSamantha Dorn – Aqua Paisley Studio
Mon 5th JuneNadra Ridgeway – Ellis and Higgs
Tues 6th JunePeta Peace – She Quilts Alot
Wed 7th JuneStacy Olson –Stacy Olson Design
Thurs 8th JuneSedef Imer- Down Grapevine Lane
Friday 9th JuneElizabeth Chappell - Quilters Candy Box
Mon 12th JuneSuzy Williams – Suzy Quilts
Tues 13th JuneRachel Howard - Family Ever After
Wed 14th JuneAmy Sinibaldi - nanaCompany
Thurs 15th JuneJodie Carleton – Ric Rac
Fri 16th JuneAnge Hamilton – A Little Patchwork
Mon 19th JuneHeather Andrus – Quilt Story
Tues 20th JuneElea Lutz – Elea Lutz Design
Wed 21st JuneLauren Wright – Molly and Mama
Thurs 22nd JuneClaire Turpin – Claire Turpin Design
Fri 23rd JuneJennie Pickett – Clover and Violet
Mon 26th JuneFat Quarter Shop
Tues 27th JuneAlisha Orlando – Ministry of Fabric
Wed 28th JuneMinki Kim – Minki Kim Sewing Illustration
Thurs 29th JuneJemima Flendt – Tied with a Ribbon
                          
You can follow along over on Instagram and Facebook as well with the Showcase using the hashtags #weekendquiltingthebook, #weekendquiltingshowcase


Copies of Weekend Quilting are available 
here in my Store 
or through Amazon 

I will also be sewing along making one of the projects.  I wanted to make some of the projects in completely different colour ways to show how different they can be.  The Strawberry Thief were very generous in supplying the Liberty fabrics that I used in the book's projects.  This beautiful bundle of Liberty Classics and Blush Solid are going to be used to make one of my favourite quilts from the book. 



The Blooms Mini Quilt from the Book is made using the technique of Appliqué.  I have designed full size Acrylic Templates to go with this project so that you can make the Blooms Mini Quilt with ease (The book includes the pattern these are an optional addition).  The Templates make for easy Tracing of the Blooms and Leaves for the Project.  They are also versatile so you can use them anyway you choose.  These Acrylic Template Sets are also available to purchase in my Store here.



And now time for a Giveaway.  


Lets kick off the Showcase with a Giveaway - to be in the running to win this Prize Pack (includes a copy of Weekend Quilting, Planner Card, 4 Aurifil Threads, 3 Tied with a Ribbon patterns, 3 Windham Fabrics Charm Packs, 3 Moda Mini Charms, 1 Lecien Mini Charms and a Cotton Reel Pincushion) tell me what you would love to Sew,Quilt or make on the Weekends.  Leave a comment on this Blog post and I will choose 1 winner to receive the Prize Pack above (open worldwide).  You have till Wednesday 28th June to enter and I will announce the winner on my Showcase date - 29th June, 2017.  


Happy sewing
Jemima x 

108 comments:

  1. I'd love to win this!!! I've been reading your blog for a while now and love your work.

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  2. Congratulations on your book coming out! It looks awesome and can't wait to see it. I would like to make/complete some mini quilts on the weekends. Actually any quilting will do! Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome giveaway!

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  3. I need to finish some of my wips up. Looking forward to seeing these awesome ladies work on items from your book.

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  4. This look like wonderful book and i really hope to win. Weekend quilt is perfekt projects for me.

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  5. Congratulations on your first book release .. I am sure others will follow. Would love to win this fabulous package of goodies. 😊

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  6. First of all...congratulations on your first book...I'm so excited to see more ..because I know I'm going to love everything ... and hope I'm in for some luck and will win your gorgeous giveaway package... crossing fingers.

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  7. Congratulations on your book! I'm looking forward to the showcase. I love sewing quick projects like pouches or cushions on the weekend!

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  8. Congratulations on the publication of your book!
    I would like to take a weekend and make throw pillows or a lap quilt for my sofa. I have never made pillows for myself, and recently realized that I have not made a quilt for myself since 2009. It's good to be kind to others, but it's time for a little 'selfish sewing' ;0)

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  9. Congrats on your book! I am looking forward to following along with the bloggers and their projects from your book. carolann427@aol.com

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  10. The book looks fantastic. I can't wait to start (and finish) some weekend projects!

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  11. Great giveaway. Looking forward to the blog hop and some more peeks at projects in your new book.

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  12. Hi Jemima!! Congrats on your book!!! Can't wait to see the blog hop and seeing what everyone does with your projects!!! What a great giveaway thanks for the opportunity to enter!!! Fingers crossed!!!! Cheers Sue

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  13. I have seen your book and it's awesome and I would love to win a copy of Weekend Quilting and the give away pack. Congratulations Jemima

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  14. Congratulations and well done on your book release. You must be delighted. I've got to say, I've got a few long term projects on the go but love a quick finish! So for me I would be making some cushions.....definitely need some. Thanks for the chance to win. @berniesgirls

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  15. This book looks like one I should definitely have! I am looking forward to the blog hop and the results of your giveaway!! Congratulations on your success!

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  16. HI,I love to have some binding-hand stitching; or other handwork,when family is about doing varied activities! Thank You so much for your Blog+this sweet giveaway! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  17. Looking forward to seeing these awesome bloggers creations from your book. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway, and congrats on your book!

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  18. What a great looking book! I'd love to work from it. I have a wish to make place mats & a table runner set on weekends.

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  19. Your book looks delightful! For weekend sewing, I like small projects that I can finish in a day, like a set of pouches or a small lap quilt. Thanks for the fun!

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  20. Congrats on your book! What a great giveaway! Greetings from Finland (tilkkutie@gmail.com)

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  21. I love projects that come together quickly, I find I get distracted or get bored if they take too long to complete. Looks like a wonderful book! Its now on my wishlist.

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  22. On the weekend my parents visit to me, but on night I have the time to check books for new projects or cut the pieces can I need because I have all the house for me and I prepare tea, put music (I can sleep lately) and I can quit few hours. Time to myself. ✂️❤️

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  23. Congratulations on getting your first book published! Big achievement. I love the kaleidoscope quilt on the cover. Any sewing or quilting I can get done on the weekend is a bonus. Thanks for the opportunity to win a great giveaway.

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  24. Congratulations on such a wonderful book Jemima! I love it!!

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  25. Congratulations �� on the book, it looks gorgeous. What a beautiful giveaway - keeping my fingers crossed �� ☺️

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  26. Congratulations on your book. It looks great and sounds perfect for someone like me who wants to learn more about the different types of quilting.
    I like to get any sewing or crafting done on the weekend instead of chores, but my project of the moment is my daughter's quilt which is slowly getting together.

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  27. wow your book looks amazing. I hope you're very proud of what you've achieved, well done.

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  28. Congrats! Love the cover quilt! Both of my nieces are expecting so it's time for baby quilts. Your cover quilt would make a lovely one!

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  29. These look like really cute projects; I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the blog tour. Honestly, I don't do a lot of weekend quilting---tends to be more weeknights after the kids go to bed. =) These days I'm busy making quilts for my kids and baby quilts for sweet friends.

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  30. Wow! Good looking book and cool give-a-way. mtntop2@netptc.net

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  31. I just found your blog today and will start following via blog lovin
    I love to make baby quilt
    sharongalli(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Congratulations! Your book looks great! I love quick projects in between the bigger ones.

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  33. This book looks amazing! I would love to win this and from what I can see, there are many projects in it that I would make, starting with the cover quilt!

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  34. Congratulations on the book. I've always enjoyed your designs in the magazines I get from time to time. I'd love to win this prize pack.

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  35. I'm new to your blog and to quilting, love the fabrics and looks like your book would be so much fun to learn from. All my quilting is trial and error, luckily I've been practicing on fabric from clothes that I've repurposed. I coul,d already picture the quilt I could learn to make from your book.



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  36. Congratulations on publishing your book!!! What a great accomplishment!!! Yahoo you!!!!
    mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Congratulations, your book looks wonderful and this an amazing give away. :)

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  38. Excited to see what everyone makes! Very well done on publishing your book. I would love to make a lap quilt on the weekend and small projects.

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  39. Congratulations on release of your book!

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  40. I'm really enjoying the book blog tour so far. Great projects. Looking forward to more

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  41. Congratulations on your book. It sounds so awesome. I usually just keep on sewing whatever I've been working on during the week when I get to the weekend. Lately I've been working on lap sized quilts, piecing them. angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  42. Congratulations! Your book looks great! I'm a "the kids are out" sewist/quilter so weekend sewing does not exist unless it's after the kids are asleep. Then it's a quick project that will only take a couple of hours from start to finish, or I will continue with my ongoing project for a bit of me time. Loving the Bloggers Showcase of your book sew far!

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  43. Congratulations! Your book looks great! I'm a "the kids are out" sewist/quilter so weekend sewing does not exist unless it's after the kids are asleep. Then it's a quick project that will only take a couple of hours from start to finish, or I will continue with my ongoing project for a bit of me time. Loving the Bloggers Showcase of your book sew far!

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  44. Jemima your book looks beautiful. I have recently got back into quilting thanks to Robyn from The Strawberry Thief doing EPP hexagons. Your book is very inspiring and I would love to do mini quilts because to date I have only done large quilts in very basic forms with a bit of applique. Winning your prize pack would allow me the chance to try a few new designs without the hubby complaining about all the large quilts around the house.

    Loving following the Weekend Quilting blog.

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  45. Well done on your book! What a great prize! I would live to win.

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  46. So exciting to visit the blogs for previews of the projects. They all look fun to make. With summer vacation almost here, I'll have lots of time to try patterns from your book!

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  47. I love to sew just about anything on the weekends-- I'm just thankful to get the time to sew! Quilts and dresses for my girl are my usual projects, though.

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  48. What a fantastic looking book. This would come in handy under my roof because I am so slow in what I sew. Thanks for the chance to win it plus yummy fabric!

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  49. For weekend sewing I love to have a project that I can walk away from or take with me as needed in the summer.

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  50. Congrats on the book! I love to do mini quilts that can get done in a weekend or two!
    allisonpogany at gmail.com

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  51. Looks like you have some cute projects in the book. I'm all for small baby quilts on the weekend with embroidery work in the evening hours. Non-blogger, so in case I'm lucky: swalker287 (at) aol (dot) com.

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  52. This looks like a fabulous book and I'm enjoying stopping by the blogs to get a peek at what's been made using your ideas. Sometimes sewing on the weekend is the only chance I get to spend time with my machines. If I don't have a quilt in the works, I like to coordinate some scraps and make a cut tote bag or bib, then applique something fancy on it. This kind of mindless sewing is the best for slowing down my crazy life.

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  53. Working right now on I spy quilted soft books. I also like to crochet during sports games on the weekends so I can snuggle my husband at the same time. Beautiful pack and book!

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  54. I like to make smaller projects like table runners or zipper pouches.

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  55. I'd like to make a quilt for my grand daughter. Beautiful fabrics.

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  56. I like to make a small project, if possible, every weekend, such as a Mason Jar pincushion, cord covers, cup cozies and such.

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  57. Congrats on your book!! So many great projects!
    lstangl482 at aol dot com

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  58. Awesome book!! Congratulations!!! & Thank you for chance to win such a Fun Give-a-way too!! :)

    I love to sew/quilt on weekends..right now, am helping Grangirlie make a Throw for her Daddy...she is 10 yrs old..and doing Super Duper job!! When she isn't here..I am working on baby gifts for a neighbor's Granbaby & our DIL's sister! :D

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  59. I love to just keep plugging away on quilts I'm working on after I finish all my chores!😉

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  60. Looks like a great book, I would love to own it, and the other prizes, thanks!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  61. I like making mini quilts. I like that they come together quickly and are easy to quilt.

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  62. I'm excited to see all the different patterns put together!

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  63. congratulations. this looks like a fantastic book. yummy those fabrics are lovely. on the weekends I like to make something small, like place mats or a small table topper, or hot pads.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  64. What a great looking book and fabrics to work with !!

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  65. There are a couple of charm quilts I want to make over the weekends plus I got 4 blankets to finish. Yep weekend sewing is relaxing for me. Congratulations on your book. I know it is rewarding.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  66. I always have a long list of things to accomplish. I'm retired now so weekends blend into the week but if I only have 2 days I go for easy lap quilts or small crafts.

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  67. I would love to win a copy of your first book! Wall Quilts are my favorite projects & would be so much fun using patterns from your book. The cover is so appealing & colorful.

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  68. "What I'd LOVE to create in a Weekend?"-- After being inspired by the precious fabrics, complete book of inspirations, and tools to COMPLETE a Weekend Project I would love to DREAM and DREAM of sweet projects for my 2 Granddaughters!!! Perhaps a small Child's Table Topper, complete with Utensil Holders/Napkins- just to have a Lovely Place to enjoy their Sweet Conversations!!!! Thank you for this lovely offering -
    Would TREASURE the opportunity to DREAM & CREATE ! Thank You !

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  69. I would love to accomplish any kind of Quilting on my weekends. With two little ones and another on the way it's difficult to have uninterrupted time. I'd really like to finish all of my half finished projects! They're taunting me.

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  70. Congratulations on your book! On the weekends I like to see things up for my kids. It's been a while since I've tried a mini quilt. It'd make a lovely new project.

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  71. Congratulations on your book ! I like to do scrap charity quilts and this book is perfect for a quick quilt.

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  72. Hello & congrats on your new book. I like the projects that can be accomplished in a weekend.

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  73. My Mother and Aunt made quilts but I need did until two years ago. I sew on about two quilt projects most days. Now I have two Great Granddaughters and I am making them quilts and dresses!
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  74. I love to work on quilts on the weekend. I have been doing this since about 2009 and I am hooked. I have sewn since I was a teenager so I like to make just about anything when I get the chance to escape to my sewing room.

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  75. Weekends I sew whatever is out, little bits of blocks. Your book would get me to finish a quilt. Swooning over the projects and prize fabrics..

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  76. You have a lot of admirers. Everything looks so beautiful. Congratulations!

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  77. I'm looking forward to reading all the blog posts and also making some quilts. One can never have too many quilts or too many plans to make those quilts.

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  78. Just finished my first quilt top (baby-sized), so I'm looking forward to getting it quilted ... need to muster up my courage & try machine quilting, I think!

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  79. Weekend Quilting Pack looks like a lot of fun to explore. I love to make home décor like table runners and pillows!

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  80. I'm lovin that blooms quilt. The templates make it look like a very simple way to make that awesome quilt! Congrats on your book.

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  81. congratulations on the book. It looks great with so many projects. I normally work on quilts, many for charity.

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  82. Congrats on your new book! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. I would love to make a baby quilt for my new little one coming in December! Gotta push past the morning sickness so I can get back to my machine!

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  83. Weekends are for sewing and quilting gifts for family and friends. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  85. So beautiful. I would love to get back into quilting with these lovely pieces

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  86. I love quilting and sewing for others and I look forward to your new book! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  87. Congratulations on the book, what an achievement!!
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  88. I can't wait to see your next batch. Would love to win.

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  89. I am fairly new to quilting but right now I am enjoying English Paper Piecing. I would love to win this prize pack and would enjoy sharing it with my daughter.

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  90. Congratulations on your book! Thank you for the lovely giveaway!!!

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  91. I like to do some hand sewing on weekends. Slow and steady and portable to boy's sport!

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  92. I would love to make the mini quilt on the cover of the book.

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  93. I love to to participate in sew alongs. Right now I am in a quilting sew along. It's nice to see how everyone makes each block in different fabrics. The sew along allows for much sharing and learning!

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  94. Your book looks like a good one. I like getting books and going through them page by page looking for ideas and different ways of doing things.
    Yours would be no exception. I will try them all. I Love to make quilts for any reason. Love the colors.
    I appreciate the chance to win this lovely package.
    Good luck everyone. I hope I can win.

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  95. Congrats on the publishing of your book. It looks great. On the weekends, I like to sew my quilts but if my young daughters are joining me, I like to do small projects like mini quilts so I am more free to help them :-). Thanks so much for your generous giveaway.

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  96. I love to look for new blocks and test things out. Just making small things.

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  97. I'm crushing on the cover quilt! Congrats and how exciting!

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  98. Congrats on your book! I would love to quilt some Barn Quilts in the weekend/s. It is something I think about often but it never seems to get to the top of the list ��. Looking forward to meeting you at Cotton Rose (Dunsborough) in August.

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  99. Congratulations on your book. I usually do some hand sewing

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    1. Oops. It put my name as unknown.My name is Anna and I can't figure this comment as thing out. My email is steelyanna(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!

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  101. I am new to quilting and loving spending my weekends this way

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  102. I would love to make a baby quilt for a friend of mine -- and a couple of holiday runners for our table.

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  103. I love sewing quilted placemats on weekends they are quick projects with beautiful results. How lovely it would be to win this my grandmother taught me how to quilt before she passed away and I am really looking forward to continuing the family tradition by teaching my children (someday). thank you for this opportunity. I really enjoy your blog.

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  104. Weekends are for big projects! I like to spend all day making a big quilt.

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  105. I have been really wanting to make some patchwork placemats and matching valances, but now that summers here we have been a little busy. Thank you for the chance to win a lovely prize, and have a great day! dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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