Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Featured Designer - Jennifer Bosworth

My name is Jennifer Bosworth, owner of Shabby Fabrics. I am honored to be a featured designer on the Stash Manicure blog. Thank you so much 
Madame Samm! You make this blog extra  fun and special for all of us! The Shabby Fabrics story begins here. All along while growing up, I loved arts and crafts with every ounce of my being. When it came time to choose a career and go to college, I figured I couldn't make a living crafting so I pursued an aeronautical degree and became an airline pilot. I would take my hand sewing with me on trips and stitch to my heart's content while laying over at various hotels.  The love of crafting never left me. The events of September 11, 2001 changed the entire world and definitely my own personal world in a very big way.  Soon thereafter the airlines began furloughing pilots. Both my husband (also a United pilot) and I found ourselves out of work  with no health care, two children and a mortgage. These were indeed uncertain and scary times. All of the flying experience  I had accumulated over the last 20+ years suddenly meant nothing. No one was hiring pilots. I knew I would have to reinvent myself and awaken a skill set that I never even  knew I had.  After much prayer and contemplation, I felt God urging me to do something I loved and knew a great deal about already. After all, we needed to find work right away! I applied for a business license and  began selling a few fabrics on ebay. Ten years later, we are selling fabrics from our own website worldwide and loving every moment. There is no question that God is behind the success of Shabby Fabrics. I have a wonderful staff that I enjoy working with each day. Besides buying products and deciding which projects will becomes kits, block of the month, etc, I also design a line of quilt patterns called Shabby Exclusives. Some of our designs have been featured recently in McCalls magazine. When I think to the future of our company, I remind myself to remain flexible and attentive to God's word and plan. After all, He's the author of this great book.
Blessings to you all,
Jennifer
 The Shabby Fabrics Booth at International Quilt Market, Salt Lake City, May 2011

Some of our projects were featured at the EE Schenck booth!  The Holly & Berries Table Runner and Holly & Berries Stocking (at left) are our designs.


Shabby Fabrics Giveaway and 10% Off Coupon!


Enter to win this set of layer cakes from Moda!  Included: Collections for a Cause: Faith by Howard Marcus, Lil' Rascals by Chloe's Closet, and Northern Cardinal by Holly Taylor - over $100 value!


Here's how to enter (each item is one entry):


1. Go to our blog http://www.shabbyfabrics.blogspot.com/ and become a follower.  Then leave a comment here on Stash Manicure...letting us know you've done so.


2. Go to our homepage http://www.shabbyfabrics.com/ and sign up for our email newsletter.  Then leave a comment below letting us know you've done so.

Also, we are offering a 10% off coupon valid through Friday Midnight PST.  Just enter the code  STASHMAN10  on the View Cart page.


WINNER will be announced on my BLOG on FRIDAY.
Be sure you are a follower by then.




Carol #70 from Glendale Arizona
is the winner of the following. 
Congratulations!
To all those who entered, thank you so much!



221 comments:

  1. Your story is inspirational..... great to meet you bloggily - I have joined as a follower
    Hugz

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  2. I have also signed up to receive your newsletter... thanks...
    Hugz

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  3. I love your blog :) I've signed up to follow using google reader. Beautiful blog!

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  4. I've also signed up to receive your newsletter. Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!

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  5. That's one "Yummy" Stall - Thanks for the giveaway!

    Signed up for the newsletter!

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  7. What a beautiful collection.
    I've signed up for the newsletter

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  8. I have signed up for the newsletter, count me in please! thanks!

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  9. I became a follower. This is such a beautiful blog.

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  10. I signed up for the newsletter. Thank you for the chance.

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  11. Such a pretty collection - I like pretty!
    I've signed up for the newsletter - can't
    wait to receive my first issue. Thank you!!

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  12. I just signed up for your newsletter. And I'll be back to become a follower. Love the pretty fabric.
    Lotta

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  13. I'm a follower now, thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. Inspiring story! Signed up for the newsletter!

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  15. Wonderful story! Wishing you many, many more years of success!
    I'm a follower.
    xx, shell

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  16. Also signed up for your newsletter.
    xx, shell

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  17. i am a follower thanks for the giveaway :))

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  18. I am now a follower, I love shabby chic fabric

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  19. I am follower #70 on your blog.

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  20. I also signed up for your e-newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win some of your beautiful fabric and to get to know you better.

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  21. I too tried to follow will return, signed up for your newsletter. My my Jennifer, your blog is just so beautiful, your quilts are amazing. I also really like your website. You really love PINK, don't you. Good thing many of us do too!
    Thank you for the chance to win. cblue cass.net

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  22. I have signed up for your newsletter. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

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  23. What a heart warming story Jennifer! Thank you for sharing with us.

    I get your newsletter, love drooling over your fabrics :)

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  24. I'm a new Shabby follower! What fun!

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  25. Great giveaway...I signed up for your Shabby email newsletter. Thanks!

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  26. I signed up for your newsletter!

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  27. Lovely fabric! I have signed up for your newsletter!

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  28. I'm a follower now! In a very non-stalker sort of way.

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  29. Your quilt market booth is stunning!!! Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing set of fabrics. I am now following your blog :)

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  30. I am now getting your newsletter. I am so excited to see all of the great things going on at your store.

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  31. I signed up for your newsletter and I have to go back now and look at your shop some more. So pretty!

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  32. I have signed up for your newsletter, thanks
    Anne Cevat
    anne@pjcevat.nl

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  33. I am so happy for you that your second career is working out so well! I signed up to follow you.

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  34. I've been a fan of your website for a while and I'm now very happy to say I'm a follower of your blog!

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  35. Signed up for your email newsletter :)

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  36. Great story and one with a really happy ending. Congratulations on your success! I've visited your site, signed up for your newsletter. Lovely site!

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  37. I am a new follower of the blog too!

    I share another love too. Flying. When I grow up, I want to be an aerobatic pilot. A friend of mine took me up in his Stearman and I had a BLAST. He then arranged for me to take a flight in a Pitts 2-S. I used to think Roller Coasters were fun...

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  38. I'm now a follower of the Shabby Fabrics blog.

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  39. I've signed up for the Shabby Fabrics e-mail newsletter.

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  40. I am also now on your email list...

    Such an awesome set of fabrics...

    Thanks Again for chance to win.
    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  41. I signed up for the newsletter

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  42. I am following you ! ... anywhere with all that gorgeous fabric in your store - oh my !

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  43. Exciting history ... has really been blessed.
    I'm a fan ... thanks for the opportunity to participate.

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  44. Long ago I receive e-mail newsletter.

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  45. I love your blogspot. Beautiful quilts. I signed up as a follower.

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  46. I love the fabrics you offer for sale on your website. I signed up for your newsletter.

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  47. I am a new follower of Shabby Fabrics. I love your style.

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  48. I have signed up for your email newsletter.

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  49. I am a follower of Shabby Fabrics. I looked at the patterns there and they are so cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  50. I signed up for the newsletter, but couldn't for the follower. Thanks

    mhtrkeller@fairpoint.net

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  51. I became a follower and thanks for sharing your inspiring story.

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  52. YAY! I am now signed up to be a follower on your blog. Thanks for your generous give-away.

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  53. I signed up for the newsletter and the fabrics are sew beautiful.

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  54. I enjoyed your story. God opens doors. Bless you for sharing.

    I have signed up for your newsletter. Happy quilting.

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  55. I am so glad that I am a follower and signed up for your newsletter. Your story is so inspiring, we have many pilot friends. Fabric is new to my world.

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  56. I'm just sayin......I've signed up for your newsletter!

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  57. I have signed up for your newsletter and I am a follower now.

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  58. What beautiful fabrics - I go from wanting very "shabby" things to very retro - can't figure out the two sides :)

    I am now a follower and subscribe to your newsletter.

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  59. Thank you so much for your story Jennifer! The Lord takes care of His people. He has a plan for them!

    I signed up for your newsletter. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  60. Have been a follower of yours for years!
    I can tell you all they have great customer service!

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  61. I am a happy Shabby follower.

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  62. I am a Shabby subscriber. Love the presentation of product on the web site. Everything looks so good.

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  63. I became of a follower of Shabby Fabrics blog.

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  64. I signed up for their newletter too!

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  65. I'm now follwing the Shabby Fabrics blog. Its a lovely site.

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  66. I love your website and signed up for the newsletter.

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  67. I have signed up to be a follower on your blog.

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  68. Hi Jennifer, I love your web-site and ordered patterns from you that I love. I just signed up to get your newsletter. I love that you were able to turn your hobby into a career.

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  69. Jennifer, God certainly does have a plan for us:) - visited your website and signed up for email and added you to my fav. list.

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  70. I am signed up for your newletter.

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  71. I am already a follower of Shabby Fabrics blog. I love it!
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  72. I am signed up and get Shabby Fabrics newsletter. Thanks for the discount too! :)
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  73. A generous give away - drooling a bit. I went to blog but follower wasn't working, so I just added you to facebook - thank you.

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  74. Just became a follower! What a great story! And your design are beautiful!

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  75. I am a follower on your blog.

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  76. I signed up for your newsletter. Can't believe I had not done that already!

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  77. Hello,
    I was able to follow the "Shabby" blog this morning! A great success story - when one door closes, other door(s) open!

    hugz
    Pam

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  78. Okay!
    I am now also signed up to receive the Shabby newsletter...

    hugz
    Pam

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  79. I receive the newsletter, although at a different email address than is associated with this comment.

    And just by the by, I love Shabby Fabrics. Many hard to find items there, and great kits and clubs. Wonderful customer service! Never been the least bit disappointed with a purchase. Wish every store was like this!

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  80. Your story is so inspiring! And your patterns are gorgeous! I signed up to receive your newsletter!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. I'm now a follower of shabbyfabrics!!

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  82. What a beautiful booth you had at market - so much eye candy - very appealing. I am a blog follower - count me in. Judy C

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  83. One more quick post - I will be receiving your email newsletters in the future - count me in. Awesome giveaway and a wonderful opportunity. Judy C

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  84. I went to your blog...and lo and behold, it worked this time! I'm a new follower! Oh, your "Blessings" quilt is calling to me.... LOL
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  85. I signed up for your newsletter. The pictures of your booth at SLC looked beautiful. Wish I had been able to go and see it in person.

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  86. I signed up for the newsletter on your site, thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

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  87. I am a new Follower of Shabby. (I really like the way the web site is set up for shopping)

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  88. I signed up for the Newsletter. (When I said Follower in my last comment, I meant that I signed up to receive postings in Google Reader. The Follow button was still down so I'll do that later on)

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  89. I'm a follower of Shabby Fabrics blog...thanks for a chance at a great giveaway!

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  90. I signed up for the newsletter...great website, looks like you have a great offering of BOM's.

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  91. OMG, my husband and I are in the same boat as you were. After I read your guest post, I felt like I found a kindred spirit. I too am trying to get started on a creative path of economic success. I have to work full-time right now so we have health insurance, but HATE the fact that I have so little creative time. Hopefully, selling some of my creations will lead to bigger and better things and I can do it full-time soon ....with God's help.

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  92. Lovely quilt photos. Wish I'd been at Market to see everything. I'm now a new follower.

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  93. I've signed up for your newsletter.

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  94. I've signed up for your newsletter --- will go to your blog next. I live in Michigan and have the pleasure of spending time with Edyta---she is such a nice, nice person!
    quiltschon@att.net

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  95. just signed up as a follower - really liked your story of re-invention, something a lot of people are having to do nowadays.

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  96. Signed up for your newsletter.

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  97. signed up for the newsletter - actually both - will be interesting to see which is the best for me.

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  98. oops --- can't sign up as a follower on your blog --- something going on with blogger --- will check back later and try.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  99. I'm following the Shabby Blog now! Thank you!

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  100. I signed up for your newsletter! Thanks again!

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  101. HAPPILY FOLLOWING 'SHABBY FABRICS'!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  102. RECEIVING 'SHABBY FABRICS' NEWSLETTER!
    SWEET GIVEAWAY-THANKS!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  103. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  104. I'm already signed up for the newsletter.

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  105. Thank you for sharing your story which I think will give encouragement to many readers.
    Since I wasn't able to Follow you on your blog through Blogger, I'm following your through Google Reader. Thanks!

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  106. There seem to be some problem with The follower function so I'm now following you through Google Reader. I'll go back later and sign up to follow.
    Lotta

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  107. I signed up to receive the Shabby Fabrics newsletter

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  108. Really enjoyed the background story. I've ordered from your shop before and it was a piece of cake no hassle experience. Think I'm already be subscribed to your newsletter, yet did it again just in case.

    I see the blogger problem posted - will try that later.

    I follow stash manicure - look for the butterfly avatar.

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  109. Will be following Shabby Fabrics as soon as Blogger fixes their "problem"! (I made myself a note so I won't forget.) ;)

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  110. I signed up for the Shabby Fabrics newsletter. :)

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  111. I tried to follow Shabby Fabrics but the button isn't up and running. (I took a cue from another comment and made myself a note).

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  112. Yeaaa, I just signed up for the newsletter!!

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  113. I have been receiving her newsletter for quite some time. I love to shop at "SHABBY FABRICS"!

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  114. I follow Shabby Fabrics blog.

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  115. I just signed up for the newsletter too.

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  116. I follow the Shabby Fabrics Blog!

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  117. I just love your shop, all the pretty eye candy! And I've shopped with you before, and I can vouch for great service and speedy shipping☺ I'm already a newletter subscriber too!

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  118. I am following Shabby Fabrics blog using my Google Reader.

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  119. I have also signed up for their newsletter. Thanks for the chance at a give-away. They have some cute stuff.

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  120. I am now a follower. Love the Christmas table runner.

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  121. I have signed up to receive your newsletter.

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  122. Thank you for sharing your story! How interesting!! Blessings to you in the future.

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  123. I am a follower! Love your page

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  124. I signed up for your newsletter.
    What a great website, will be back to enjoy later.
    Thank you for the opportunity & the uplifting story.

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  125. I have been a follower for some time. Thanks for sharing about how you came to sell such gorgeous fabrics. :)

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  126. I am already receiving your newsletters. :)

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  127. I am now a follower of her blog.

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  128. I have signed up to receive her newsletter.

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  129. Signed up to receive the newsletter as well. Very nice blog piece to have read also.

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  130. I signed up to follow the Shabby Fabrics blog.

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  131. I signed up for the Shabby Fabrics newsletter.

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  132. I follow the Shabby Fabrics blog. Her products and customer service is great!

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  133. I also get the Shabby Fabrics newsletter! WooHoo!

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  134. Thank you for sharing your story of trial and inspiration and triumph! It is so much fun to meet the people behind the shops and blogs and ideas! So much inspiration, so little time!

    I have signed up to follow and for the newsletter.

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  135. I follow your blog. thanks for sharing all those photos - beautiful.

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  136. Hello! I signed up for your blog!

    Deb from clutteredquilter.blogspot.com

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  137. Me again!! I also signed up for your newsletter! I am looking forward to it!

    Deb from clutteredquilter.blogspot.com

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  138. I'm now a follower of the The Shabby blog.

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  139. I had to sign up for the newsletter! I love your website.

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  140. I am a follower, and I love your patterns.

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  141. I have signed up for your newsletter.

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  142. I'm a follower of your blog, Jennifer!

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  143. AND I already get your Shabby FAbrics newsletter and have already been drooling over that Raspberry Lemonade pattern for several days now!

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  144. I just became a follower. I've never seen your blog before or your store. I'm going back to check it out.

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  145. And I've just signed up for emails from your store. Now I'm going back to check it out!
    Thank you!

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  146. It is wonderful that God has a plan and you were lucky to hear Him.

    Dear heavens, I just love your blog, pink Heaven for sure. the the wooden fench with your name on it and pink roses are my favorite too.

    I now follow.

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  147. I also signed up for your newsletter. Thank you so much for this chance1

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  149. I am now a follower of your blog and just signed up for your newsletter.Really enjoyed your story.Tina

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  150. I'm so glad you posted on Stash Manucure! I've become a "Shabby" follower.

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  151. I already am a follower and love your speedy service. I first met Jennifer at Sew Expo a few years ago in Puyallup. What a delightful lady.

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  152. What a heart warming bio! I'm now waiting for my newsletter to arrive. The pictures of your booth at quilt Market is beautiful. Thank you.

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  153. I am also the proud receiver of her news letter.

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  154. I am now a follower on her lovely blog - thanks for a chance to win - Laurie

    llsbaskets{at}comcast{dot}net

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  155. I, too, signed up for Shabby Fabrics blog. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  156. Also, I signed up for the newsletter. Thanks again.

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  157. I am a long-time follower of the Shabby blog!

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  158. I took you up on your great offer and subscribed to the Shabby newsletter - Thank you so much for your generous sponsorship!
    Good luck with your business and all future endeavors!

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  159. I'm now a follower of the Shabby blog. thanks for the chance to win.

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  160. I've signed up for the Shabby newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  161. Thank you for the possibility of winning such beautiful fabric. I would totally love to win this, I have become a follower. Thanks

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  162. I signed up for your email letter--looking forward to hearing from you!

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  163. I am now a new follower...enjoyed your story on how you started "Shabby Fabrics" ...you are a great inspiration to others...LindaB

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  164. I have also signed up for your email newsletters..thanks for the chance to win some lovely fabric...LindaB

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  165. I signed up for the newsletter and became a follower, the fabrics would go well in the quilt I'm working on

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  166. I am a follower! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  167. Just got back for Shabby Fabrics signing up as a follower. Let's hope it brings me luck. Love your fabrics.

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  168. And now I'm all signed up for your e-mail. Look forward to many interesting sewing ideas.

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  169. WooHoo! I finally got to sign up as a follower.

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  170. Following. Beautiful Blog. Love the feeling there. Will go back and browse some more.

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  171. I signed up for the newsletter:0) Beautiful fabrics and great patterns! I need more free time!

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  172. I follow Shabby Fabrics blog - and regularly visit there .. has some nice photos from market posted.

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  173. Thank you for sharing your story with us! God has always guided us through many obstacles and I am always ready to follow him wherever he may take us! I am now a follower of shabbyfabrics

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  174. I just love your story! Congratulations! And I do follow your blog!

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  175. I signed up for the email updates!

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  176. Thanks, Jennifer & Madame Samm!! I am now a follower of the Shabby Fabrics blog. I thoroughly enjoyed your inspirational story!
    Cindy

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  177. and also new member of the Shabby Fabrics newsletter list! Thanks so much!
    Cindy

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  178. I have joined up as a follower of Shabby Fabrics blog. I love your fabric story.

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  179. I have signed up for Shabby Fabrics newsletter. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  180. I am now a follower of the Shabby Fabrics blog.

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  181. I signed up for the Shabby Fabrics newsletter.

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  182. I became a follower and signed up for your newsletter. Great design ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    Cat

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  183. I became a follower. Thanks for the give away.

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  184. I signed up for the newsletter. Thanks

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  185. I'm a follower of Stash Manicure!

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  186. And I'm a follower of Shabby Fabrics blog!

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  187. Thanks for the chance to win!! I'm now a follower. Love your patterns.

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