Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Craftsy Blog Tour

Welcome to another stop on Craftsy block of the month hosted by our dear friend Amy. If you remember, Zeus and I meet her a few months back when we did a little chat together.  Her link can be found under Thirteen Questions with Zeus at the top of  this page if you care to read her interview.

Zeus and I are delighted to find that she has teamed up with Craftsy to bring you a monthly block of the month series.

If you are not familiar with Craftsy (as Zeus and I were not).  Here it is in a nutshell straight from their web site:

Craftsy offers online courses about all of your favorite crafty topics – taught by amazing instructors. Craftsy courses are online, so they are available to you anytime you want for as long as you want – they have no scheduled class times, so you can enjoy them entirely on your own schedule. Each course is taught by an acclaimed instructor and consists of several hours of HD-quality video content… but Craftsy courses are much more than just video! While taking a Craftsy course, you can:
  • Ask your instructor questions, upload photos, and get personalized responses
  • Participate in discussions with your classmates
  • Access supporting course materials – including patterns and helpful tips & tricks
  • Bookmark your favorite moments in the video so that you can easily re-watch them and take notes that you can refer back to anytime

Link to Amy's Craftsy Course - you can view the course preview here, but you'll need to click "sign up" to browse the lesson chapters, discussion forum, etc). In the course chapters, you will find an intro video explaining all about the course, Craftsy, and Amy.  There are 4 great lessons so far (2 for Jan & 2 for Feb).   Lots more coming, but you will just have to sign up to find out what they are.  I have seen them and yes, you are going to want to make them.

  
Here is my favorite of Amy's blocks thus far made into a simple quilt using solids along with some sashing thrown in to brake it up.


Fat Quarter Shop has offered the chance to win a $25 gift certificate at every stop on the tour. So that's 14 chances to win!


To enter to win just leave a comment telling what your new favorite up and coming fabric is that can be found at Fat Quarter Shop coming soon page and what block of Amy's you will make with your new favorite fabric from Fat Quarter Shop.  We will randomly choose a winner here on Wednesday March 6.  (duplicate comments will be deleted)




Blog Tour Schedule:

Feb 24 - Miss Print

Feb 25 - Hoosier Toni

Feb 27 - Fresh Lemons

Feb 28 - Qubee Quilts

Mar 9 - SoChick
Mar 14- Ellison Lane


Until next time,

97 comments:

  1. I think I would make the Asterisk Block in Grand Hotel by Janean Morrison. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. I love the looks of the Abigail line coming out soon! I would love to make the windblown star (February Block 1) out of those fabrics!

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  3. I absolutely love the colors of the Abigail line and I would make the Chunky Chevron block. I have enjoyed reading your blog and I am really glad Zeus is home safe.

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  4. I am looking forawrd to bungle junlge and plan to make a quilt for a baby boy I know - probably make the whole quilt witht he chevron block.

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  5. I'd use the Over the Rainbow batiks to make some of her slashed blocks, very fun stuff!
    thanks

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  6. I love love love A walk in the woods. Aneela Hoey

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  7. There are so many great fabrics coming soon! I would make the Asterisk Block using Song Bird by Carina Gardner for Riley Blake Designs. The Fat Quarter Bundle would work great for the BOM series :)

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  8. Spice Market Flannel....
    lisamcgriff@hotmail.com

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  9. I'd like to make the chunky chevron with 108" wide Bungle Jungle

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  10. I think the Bungle Jungle would be so fun to make kid's quilts with and the slashed blocks would be a fun pattern for it.

    Debbie

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  11. I like Peak Hour and I'd make the zigzag blocks with it!

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  12. I too would choose Bungle Jungle to make a chunky chevron quilt for my twin boys.

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  13. I have been looking forward to A Walk in the Woods but the fat quarte bundles by Erin McMorris also look really great. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  14. I love the look of the Athill Range fabric--cotton/linen blend sound lovely. Not sure which block I'd make--probably a more traditional one.

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  15. Penelope Five would be my choice...would love to try one of those zigzag quilts.

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  16. My favorite would be "A Charlie Brown Christmas". Also, I love "Happiness is... Peanuts".

    Thank you fora chance to win.

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  17. Thanks for participating in this...I love the zig zig qulits you have and will be checking your site again. Thanks for a chance to win.
    mkkquilts@yahoo.com

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  18. I can't wait to start my holiday stitching with Aneela Hoey's Cherry Chrustmas!

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  19. I love Alpine Wonderland - I would love to make a holiday quilt - in maybe a disappearing nine patch. thanks!

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  20. I'm excited for Tula Pink's new Nightshade line. I'm actually working on an asterix block tonight. I could see a whole quilt out of those.

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  21. Nightshade by Tula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics as would give high contrast on white in the Slashed Blocks where the pieces are relatively narrow.
    Thanks for the chance.
    p.s. I continued window shopping and these would look good for the slashed blocks too: Over the Rainbow Batiks by Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda Fabrics.

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  22. Oh my gosh, I just spent 30 minutes on FQS upcoming list. I had to write them all down, I've got 15 of them that are my top picks. My most anticipated is Seaside Cottage and I'd really like to do the Slash Block.

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  23. I love the alpine wonderland fabric and I love Amy's craftsy course. I would make the chevron block.

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  24. I am using the lost and found bundle from the fat quarter shop. I have currently used it in the last month blocks but am incorporating it in all the blocks since I am doing my BOM in red black and white. So we will see what the next blocks are.

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  25. I'm looking forward to Flea Market Fancy- I missed it the first time around. As far as which block- I'm not sure. Thanks for participating in the tour.

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  26. I can't wait for Serenade by Kate Spain, and I bet it would look fantastic in a Dresden Plate. :)

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  27. 10 rubber ducks is the fabric line on my shopping list. We have a new grandchild due in August and this would suit a girl or boy. I love Amy's hash key block.

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  28. I like the Sunkissed Summerlove fabric and the windblown star block

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  29. I love 30s repros so I'm looking forward to Aunt Grace Keepsakes ... I also love modern fabrics, and Bungle Jungle looks pretty cool! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  30. Amy's video for the Asterisk block made it look so easy I can't wait to try it. Wouldn't it (and the rest of her BOM) be gorgeous in the Neutral Cotton Couture Solids Fat Quarter Bundle
    by Michael Miller Fabrics. It gives me warm snugglies!!!

    Thanks for participating in the blog tour!

    cgreenleaf2(at)earthlink(dot)net
    cgreenleaf2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Wow there is so much to choose from... but London Fog Batiks caught my eye and heart!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  32. I'm looking forward to the Apple of my Eye fabric and would like to make the chevron block. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  33. Wow! It's not easy to pick a favorite. I like the shabby chic-i-ness of Heirloom Antique Flower. And of the batiks, I really like Coral Rose or London Fog. :)

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  34. I agree, it's hard to pick just one! Apple of My Eye is so pretty and cheerful. It would make a fabulous quilt for a foster child.

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  35. I love the bloggers choice bundles and their are a lot of new ones that look great.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
    http://trackmyshows.blogspot.com

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  36. Hard to pick just one! I would love How to Build a snowman for a Christmas quilt. My kids would pick the Mr. Potatohead, they love that spud!

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  37. I love Athill Range and would use it to make a chevron block with it. I have been wanting to make a zig zag quilt for a while now and this might just make it happen!
    Sandy A

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  38. I love Apple of My Eye and London Fog Batiks and the Chevron blocks would be fun with either! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  39. I like the Busy Town Fabrics, and the windblown star block.

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  40. I love the Daydreams III Yardage Stephanie Brandenburg for Camelot Cottons. I'd like to do some modern blocks with these because they look like they would really pop. So different and dramatic. Maybe a gigantic log cabin...or Chinese coins offset with a solid.

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  41. I am making all of Amy's BOM blocks because I signed up last month. My fave new Fat Quarter addition is Vanessa Christenson's Blogger's Choice Fat Quarter Bundle because it will be perfect in a quilt for my best friend.

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  42. I love the Goodnight Bunny fabrics- one of our kids' favorite stories. I think I'd use the slashed block.

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  43. I like Gumdrop Tonga Batiks and would probably make chunky chevrons.

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  44. I like the Eric Catle 10 rubber ducks!!

    Phishstephenson@yahoo.com

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  45. I really like "California Girl". I think I would like to learn curved piecing, so I would pick a block that involves that.

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  46. I have not had time to see all the blocks that Amy is demonstrating but I do like the new fabric line Sincere Best Wishes. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  47. I like the Abigail yardage because I love blues and greens. I would love the do something with the chevron block.

    Anne-Marie

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  48. I think an asterisk block done in Bonnie and Camille's Vintage Modern would be so crisp and cheery.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  49. thanks for joining the tour - love millie's closet and think it would look fab in the dresden plate block

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  50. I like the Apple of my Eye fabric collection and look forward to using it. I love the February blocks from Amy's BOM and have visualized using them together for an entire quilt. The two blocks fit together nicely and form a secondary pattern where they meet. The Apple of my Eye fabrics would look fresh and vibrant in this quilt.

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  51. Hi and thanks for hosting a stop on this tour :-) I love the Apple of my eye range, as its the colours I most want to work with next. I love all of Amy's BoM blocks, would use the chunky chevron from february to feature the fabric prints.

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  52. I like the Apple of My Eye fabric by Riley Blake...and I'd pick a zig zag design. Thanks for the chance. I'm a member of Craftsy and have enjoyed it!

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  53. Thank you for participating in the BOM contest :) The link to the FQS coming soon page didn't open properly for me. So I wasn't sure what fabrics to choose from, easy for me to get lost wandering around looking at fabrics as I am sure you can relate :p And I just signed up with Amy's free BOM class that is being offered, so I look forward to viewing it over and over again :-) I am currently working on a Stack & Whack quilt :)

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  54. I like all of the holiday prints both Halloween and Christmas.

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  55. I like the Seagull Flock fabrics and would like to make Amy's wonky log cabin block.

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  56. My favourite upcoming bundles are Cara Wilson's Blogger's Choice FQs and Cool Britannia. I'll have to wait and see what the next tutorials hold before I can decide which block to make though!

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  57. I love the Vintage Modern line coming up soon from Bonnie and Camille. I'd love to make Amy's whole quilt in this fabric!

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  58. Cannot wait to see Vintage Modern.....And I'd like to do it in the chevron block to show off those lovely flowers.

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  59. I'm eyeing the Vintage Modern. I really like the Balkin Puzzle block. I've seen some really nice blocks with that pattern.

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  60. So many choices! Not having seen all of Amy's blocks yet, that makes it a little more interesting too. So far... I'm leaning toward the Icy Too Many Men in Amy's Half-Square Triangles or the Nine-Square... or one of the Batiks [Summer Harvest Batiks, Sunrise Over The Rainbow Batiks, Mocha Express Batiks, Fall Festival Batiks] possibly in her August Stars block. Lots of harvest fabrics to love, the Stonehenge fabrics too.

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  61. Oooh, I think it would have to be Hello Pilgrim asterisk blocks! Thanks so much for the terrific giveaway.

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  62. Flea Market Fancy, of course! I've been waiting and waiting for this fabric! And I love the asterisk block! Thanks for the chance!

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  63. I'm gong to have to go with 'Apple of my Eye' since I have an Apple Orchard! too perfect! I've made the first two blocks and I love the wonky pound sign - it's a technique that's open to so many different interpretations - too fun!

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  64. It is so hard to pick my favorite! I love the look of all of the new ones. I like the Bungle Jungle (how fun it would be to throw in some soft plushy and make a baby blanket!), but I think I would really pick the All About Coffee by Exclusively Quilters. I love the HST and probably go with the balkan puzzle. I am so excited to see what else she has in store for us! :)

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  65. One of my favorites is the Charlie Brown Christmas. I think my grandsons will love that one ;)

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  66. I have my eye on the cupcake factory!

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  67. The Coming Soon page wasn't working just now, but I'm a batik girl. I love how the Chunky Chevron turned out in batiks and I would love to see the Black Tuxedo Batiks or the blue, purple and green of the Cayman Bay Batiks.

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  68. I love Happy Christmas, but there's too many wonderful Christmas fabrics!! I really want to try the Balkan puzzle-
    Julie
    julie_ann_@hotmail.com

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  69. I like Juniper Holiday Serenade, but I need to have it in my hands before I decide which block to make with it.

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  70. I like the oh Deer. it is so cute! I think i would want to see the exact scale of the print before i decide whick block i want to make.
    erika@mysentimentexactlee.com

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  71. I just love the Heirloom Antique Flower collection.

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  72. Lots of beautiful fabric at and coming soon to FQS. I love all the colors in Cara Wilson's Bloggers FQ Pack. Bright and happy! I'm not sure what block I'd make, maybe the Asterick as I have not tried that block yet.

    Thank you and FQS for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. From the Coming Soon section, I really liked the "Brave Women of Courage" series, but I love batiks, so I'd have to say I'm super excited about the "Color Wheel Over the Rainbow" batik charm packs and jelly rolls that are on their way! I'd make Amy's February Chunky Chevron out of the batiks. I loved that block!

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  74. love the alpine wonderland collection - not sure on blocks...

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  75. I"m digging the Cool Britania line...and I'd have to make a block that resembled a union jack!

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  76. I'd like to make the modern 9-patch and use Penelope Five Yardage
    Holly Holderman for Lakehouse Dry Goods. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  77. Quilts blocks for Moda and I'd like to make some Dresden plates. thanks!

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  78. There are so many gorgeous fabrics to choose from but Floral Whimsy caught my eye and I would like to use this to make the chevron block from Amy's craftsy BOM pattern with this into a larger quilt.

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  79. There are so many gorgeous fabrics to choose from but Floral Whimsy caught my eye and I would like to use this to make the chevron block from Amy's craftsy BOM pattern with this into a larger quilt.

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  80. I'd like the Wonky Pound Sign block with the Gumdrop Tonga Batik fabric. Bright and modern! Thanks.

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  81. I'd love to use Bonnie & Camille's Vintage Modern fabric to make a Dresden Plate block.

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  82. I am currently in love with the California Girl pre-cuts and waiting (impatiently) for the yardage to come out. I'd love to make a quilt with the chunky chevron block.

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  83. I can't wait for Aneela Hoey's Christmas fabric line. Cherry Christmas looks absolutely adorable and the colors are so sweet. LOVE. I think they'd be pretty amazing as a Dresden Plate block.

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  84. By the Sea looks wonderful! I enjoyed the chunky chevron, so I think I would do that one again.

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  85. I am anxiously awaiting Moda's Vintage Modern and Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market reprints. I am waiting to be notified when they arrive! I REALLY love the Chuncky chevron and can't wait to try it out!

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  86. I love the Broken Spiderweb block from this month :) I'd love to make this in shades of blue & green for my sister.. perhaps something like Seafoam Symphony Poetica by Pat Bravo :)

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  87. I really like Athill Range 54" Wide Cotton/Linen Yardage - I am not sure if I would do the chevron block

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  88. I am really love California Girl and I think it would look great in the chunky chevron pattern.

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  89. I just think A Charlie Brown Christmas is going to be awesome !!! I think it would look great with the chunky chevron ........ OR balkan puzzle ! or maybe both !!!

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  90. I love the London Fog Batiks! Thanks so much! Pollyjo at embarqmail.com

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  91. I loves the Asterix Block. I wanted it to be on Pezzy Print :)

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  92. I'm looking forward to City Centre! chrissy [at] snappystitches [dot] com

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  93. I'm loving the Two to Tango fabric. And my favorite block is the string block! :)

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  94. California girl and I am waiting anxiously for the EPP block instructions.
    janita

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  95. Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
    www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

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  96. I cannot wait for Vintage Modern!!!! Thanks!

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