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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Yes it is that time again...New Banner winners and month end giveaway!



Congrats to our JULY Banner WINNERS, 
however before we celebrate them...
let's talk about our June Banner Winners..

I am always sad to say goodbye to our Banner Ladies
in this case Dawn and Susan, Jamie and Laila...

You filled our month with LAVENDER, we felt you,
we saw you, and I heard from many bloggers how much they loved
Lavender, lilac, purple now...YOU created a phenomenon...
a movement from pinks to Lavender...no easy accomplishment..!
Even though I have never been a big fan of this color
you inspired me..I can certainly see myself making one now...
You all spilled sew much love into our unique banner..
Thank you., we will miss you and we hope to see you again!
xxx

And NOW--

It gives me great pleasure to salute you OUR JULY BANNER WINNERS
When you see their quilt on the banner on our new blog background tomorrow.
you too will gasp...
It really is beautiful in sew many ways....
Sew to Sharon, Michelle, Jane, Kriszti and Zsuzsi and Shanna....
you are our ladies of RED, WHITE and BLUE..
  
WHY I chose THEIR quilts out of the 373 quilts that came into my inbox...???
From left to right... and may I add here, it is sewwwwwwwwww difficult
to choose...there were sew many unique ones, I could have designed a 
JULY banner many times over... Sew THANK YOU to all who submitted
your quilt photos..YOU continue to inspire me!

 Let's take Sharon's  heart shape quilt from the moment I saw it...
and  she will remember this ...
I  wrote to her  " get this to our banner selection, please"
and you did.. ( I forgot all about it until I was choosing
photos and then remembered it with fondness)
and I am glad, as many others will
be when they see it full blown...
It is heart felt for me, as anyone who
puts hearts into a quilt has ONE..
That she has !.

 Next Michelle's, well oh my...
as soon as I her  photos on the Turquoise
rusted truck...I thought..WOW! I want that truck...lol
And BOY do I love her  quilt...the colors, the pattern, the piecing,
the quilting...well OH MY OH MY OH MY...
Wait till you see her photo shoot..PERFECTION...
( I wanted sew much to show it here the truck......
but you will to wait till tomorrow) 
Next Jane's...first thing I noted, hand quilted,
and the colors, sew bright, her photos on the bush
of floral background, made this one of my favourite
outside pics indeed. The stars...well today, this month
she will be a star..HER quilt reminds me of a vintage
quilt from the 1960's. The colors were what anyone
could duplicate if they had these in their collection..
Something sew familiar about checks, and stars...
something that just brings out a smile....
Next, Kriszti and Zsuszi, although a small piece
it was the perfect size to squeeze into our banner
for that special little touch.. Wait, you'll see!
Indeed heartfelt all the way from Hungary.
Twin sisters at that...I love the simplicity
of  their color choices and the blue striped material,
very patriotic... and above our logo to remind
us to open our hearts to our world of  quilting friends
Sew pleased to include  them both.
Wait and see!
Next Shanna, now this one, again
from the moment it came into my inbox,
I could not forget it...3 colors, and WOW,
what an impact on me it made...I am sure
many will feel the same..you could choose any
2 colors with your white background and it just
screams TASTE...not in as lick the quilt lol
more as in  she has  bold TASTE as in
design...Yep that is what I meant. lol
Sew again, congratulations for being part of our very special month.
Although I seem to say this every month...really, truly, madly, deeply..
This one is my FAVORITE....lol

GIVEAWAY
And as is customary, we have a giveaway to celebrate a new month
leaving us and another unfolding...
SEW today...RED and BLUE fabric compliments from 
As always our most delightful sponsors are indeed
very generous...

I always put more into the package then 
what is won....just saying...

Here are 12 fat quarters in red and blues
as well as some red and white and blue Presencia threads...


Your name and number may be chosen
if you are a follower...yes easy
and if you can answer this question...

"How many people do you know would love
to learn how to quilt using this fabric collection?"
What would you teach them how to do?

Draw will take place tomorrow at 6:oo pm
EST.


156 comments:

  1. I know 2 people! Myself and my daughter! We are both just learning to quilt! We would have to learn something together! We found a star block pattern yesterday that we would both like to learn to make! This fabric would be perfect!! Thanks for such a great giveaway and a chance to win!

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  2. I know 8 people who are in my little quilt group. They would simply drool.

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  3. Actually, I have several friends and one family member that wants to learn to quilt. I usually start off with something simple, so maybe a tote but if they want to hop right in, maybe pinwheels or nine patch. Lovely fabrics, and thanks for the chance to win.

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  4. I'm thinking some of the ladies at my church might like to learn to quilt, but who am I kidding? I'd probably use them myself!

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  5. I have 2 friends that I would teach to make simple quilt blocks. I would get them over to my place for a girls day in. And we'd make blocks to donate to my library to help out Joplin!

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  6. Well, I do not know many people who want to learn to quilt..as most of my friends are already quilters :) But *I* would love to make something with that pretty stack of fabric!

    Can't wait to see the new banner tomorrow!!

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  7. Unfortunately no one I know wants to learn to quilt, I don't think they realise how good it is!! But this is why I have my blog to meet like minded people over the internet. Linda

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  8. One and that would be me. I'm ot sure what I would teach myself but it won't be much cause I don't know much.

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  9. Sad to say but most of the people I know are admirers not quilters. But I am. I'd love to win.

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  10. I've taught a couple friends to quilt, and my sister wants me to teach her just as soon as she finds the time. I think patriotic colors are great for traditional blocks so I would start with those. Nine patch, log cabin, ohio star, etc. I think it's so rewarding to work with new quilters because their enthusiasm is contagious.

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  11. I follow (and love!) your blog.

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  12. I've got one lady I might just be able to tempt into coming to quilting class with that lovely stack! She was traumatized by a teacher who told her she'd never learn to sew - self-fullfilling prophecy, because now she's afraid to try! But I keep trying to bring her into the fold.....

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  13. I am a follower and I can think of two different people. I think I would start off simple. Something with strips and maybe some machine applique stars. So it seems it would end up being a small wall hanging in modern flag inspired look. This would allow them to get some basic techniques down. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. my sit n sew group would love those colors - and I think something simple using HSTs or baby log cabins would be very effective

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  15. I know one person. It is my daughter who always admires the quilts but says she can't do it. As she loves blue and red I probably would show her how to make a cushion and she loves stars. So an easy star pattern would be great.
    Thanks for the lovely give away!I am looking forward to the nex banner.

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  16. mme samm knows that I follow her everywhere in the quilting ethers

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  17. I know a special someone, my niece, who would love how to do stars with this fabric.

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  18. I know my Father-In-Law is in the closet about learning to quilt. He wants to learn. I would love to teach him to make a simple patchwork quilt for himself. I know he would use it all the time.

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  19. I have a friend at work who doesn't sew at all. She wasn't lucky like me, to have a mom that taught her to sew at an early age. I think a simple Disappearing Nine Patch quilt with a bit of added white would be just the thing for a beginning quilt project.

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  20. Just talked to a gal and her mother who want to learn to quilt...I warned them it is addictive! LOL I'd probably start simply with a lovely Rail Fence so they could learn the basics of rotary cutting, 1/4" seam and the like. Looks like another beautiful banner!!
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  21. I'm a beginner but have one friend who would learn with me...unfortunately we live hours away from each other.
    jchlangley@gmail.com

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  22. What a super give-away! My 17 year old daughter is a beginning quilter - she has sewn clothes and one banner, but has never made a quilt before. Since her Dad was in the USAF for 24 years, this color fabric is esp. perfect - I would teach her how to design her own quilt and show her how to take it from paper to fabric! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  23. I am a follower and any of my friends would love this, but my boys would love it best, as they are just learning to quilt... and making a quilt for a camper we have yet to purchase=)

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  24. I am a follower already. And I need fabrics to start quilting. Lovely fabrics.

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  25. There might be a couple of ladies at church that might want to learn...but I'm just starting myself! I haven't even made a full size quilt yet...but I'm hoping to start a couple soon!
    It's a great prize...Thanks for a chance to win!

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  26. Beautiful.. I was wondering though.. you said the other submitted quilts were inspiring as well.. would it be possible to also see the quilts that were submitted and didn't win? I'm sure there would be inspiration in there for us as well. Maybe a photo collage or two or three ? I'm sure they would be a joy to see, and those who submitted would get a kick out of seeing their quilt on the blog for everyone to see... even if it weren't the banner.. (?) Just a thought.

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  27. I am a follower. My son loves bright colors, and although he is only 5, he loves to help me out. He loves to unpin for me and LOVES to wind my bobbins. He would love to help me make a quilt with this fabric.

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  28. My daughter wants to learn... I don't know if I have the patience to teach though. But, I'll make a deal. If I win, I'll split the fabric with her and teach her to sew and quilt!

    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  29. I can't think of anyone who would NOT want to learn to quilt with that bundle of beauties! I think I would teach them paper piecing...miniature paper piecing!

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  30. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I would have my granddaughter come over and start to teach her how to quilt with this fabric.

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  31. I can think of two that are interested in learning right now. (Another has been off and running for a few months now!)
    I am a follower.

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  32. Perfect giveaway for this week I think! I would love to teach my 11 yo niece to sew, she wants to learna as her 10 yo cousin already has a sewing machine. Maybe she could be tempeted with these. And I'm already a follower! :-)
    Thanks for the chance & have a great "end of the week"!

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  33. Thank you for the giveaway! A friend of mine is wanting to learn how to quilt; I've helped her pick out a sewing machine and given her a list of cutting tools....this giveaway would be perfect for her to learn!

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  34. Oops sorry, forgot to mention I follow you via Google reader

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  35. Wow - the month went fast! Like just had all those lovely lavenders introduced to us and now a sneaky peak of July!

    Just starting a beginner class at the shop with 6 people (that's a good class size with new quilters) and we are in fact using r/w/b rail fence pattern as our beginner project.

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  36. Waving - flags and fireworks for the holiday - I am a follower.

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  37. I am a Devoted follower - I would teach daughter and granddaughter and they have interest. Start with basics - grain of fabric - how to true an edge - cutting precisely - sewing that 1/4" with confindence. A log cabin block first for practice and I would teach technique rather than a whole quilt of the same block. Master the skill, develop style and yearn for the challenges. Wonderful giveaway to start us off. Now if only.... Judy C in NC

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  38. I'm teaching my daughters and a lady at church to quilt. All of us would love this fabric! Thanks for the giveaway! Congratulations to the new banner quilters!

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  39. I have fifteen members in my quilting bee and I would love to teach them how to make the stack and slash star quilt from Buggy Barn. Of course we would have to add or own fabric too, but it would be fun to share. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. I think my new daughter-in-law wants to learn how to quilt. And hopefully when she has so much fun, my other daughter-in-law will want to join in, too. Wouldn't that be fun! That fabric is beautiful, and I think it would go great with some of my stash to help her make a log cabin quilt.

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  41. I can't believe how fast June flew by...but it is time to allow the wonderful winners for July to have center stage. Thanks Samm for all your work.

    As for teaching, I would love for my daughters to learn to quilt and to start with red, white and blue would be fantastic. They have shown interest in sewing but haven't had the time to devote to quilting yet :) dawn

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  42. Wow, who wouldn't want to learn to quilt with this fabulous fabric, but a few specifics come to my mind. My daughter, my daughter-in-law, a few neices, my next-door neighbor, at least 2 coworkers. Wow, I guess I do know a lot of folks who would like to win this stash!!!

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  43. I would have my newbies sew them into strips. In a nice arrangement of colors. Then we would sandwich it with batting and backing. Quilt it with wavy lines down each strip and they would have their very first quilt!

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  44. PS you know I'm a follower! :)

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  45. I currently know only one person who is thinking about quilting - my daughter. She would love to learn on those fabrics and threads. She has always been a very red, white, and blue gal. A lot of her house is done in patriotic colors. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway.

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  46. My daughter is talented at sewing her own clothes, but has not gotten the quilting fever yet. I would love to show her some easy blocks, and maybe put together a tablerunner in the form of a sampler! Can't wait to see the new banner - thanks for the chance to win!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. Beautiful banner! I know I've just got to get my mom into quilting ... and a few friends of mine and since I just started my new job, the list could be endless in the new friends that aren't aware they are quilters yet! :) :) Thank you and have a super, super day!!

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  48. As a 'lavender lady' from June's banner, I would teach my friend how to make my featured quilt- the double wedding ring- in these fabrics! I'd use the reds around one side of the circle and the blues around the other! Then I would teach my friend to hand quilt with that Presencia thread! WOW!

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  49. I taught two people to quilt a couple years back; one has kept to it. She doesn't stray too far from the basics I taught her, so a bundle and a new pattern would be great to nudge her out of a rut....

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  50. My sister in law and one friend want learn to quilt.They sew and now want try to quilt easy quilts.

    Thank you and happy quilting!!

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  51. I am a follower..don't know if we were suppose to add that as an extra comment? Delete if not needed.

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  52. Great fabric choice for this month! I only know of one person who would want to LEARN to quilt with this fabric; ME! I do know of three experienced quilters who would enjoy creating something with it. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  53. I am a follower with RSS feeds.

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  54. I don't know anyone right now that is interested in starting to quilt, but with the inspiration of those yummy fabrics, threads I bet I can convince a few of my friends. I'd probably go with a simple nine patch for starters.
    Great idea to post all the banner submissions - would love to see them all:)

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  55. I would use those gorgeous fabrics to show my sister how to quilt. She's wanted to learn for a while. =)

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  56. So far I don't really know many people that would be interested in learning to quilt. I am very new at it myself but would love that lovely bundle of blues and reds. It just screams summer for me :)

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  57. I know about 5 people who would love to learn to quilt with red white and blue. I would start with a small lap quilt. Maybe a rail fence pattern. We did that one for baby quilts in girl scouts and the girls did wonderfully with that pattern.

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  58. I've loved the lilac/purple banner but I can hardly wait to see this one - great quilts you picked Samm! blessings, marlene

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  59. I think my son would love to learn how to quilt using these fabrics! Red is his favorite color, and he is a patriot. I've seen several wall hanging patterns that he could choose from--I think a flag would be great with some hand quilting with those lovely threads.

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  60. As I meet with a group of ladies in KS in 3 weeks to spend 5 days sewing/quilting quilts of a Patriotic theme for donation to our troops and veterans, that makes 10 ladies who I know would use this collection. What would I teach them? That because these colors speak for themselves, anything made will reflect the love and appreciation that is put into a quilt.

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  61. My sister would love to learn. I would teach her how to quilt on her machine at home :)

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  62. I would love to learn to quilt with those fabrics and my mother (who is 90) would be the person to teach me! I've always been a sewer but the quilting I am finding to be a big challenge for myself - LOL!
    Can't wait to see the new banner tomorrow.
    Thank you, Sally

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  63. Where did the month of June go, whew!
    I know about 2 people that would love to learn to quilt. If I was to teach them I would start with a 9 patch. It's a great starter for linning up seams, and not to long to complete.

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  64. I know of one person that I work with that showed an interest in quilting...I would teach her to do a simple paperpiecing...in fact, my first quilt that I did was a R/W/B paperpieced quilt...I found the pattern very easy to do...thank you for the giveaway...

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  65. I have a lot of friends who would love to learn on this great fabric, but one in particular is a friend coming from the UK in September. On her last visit (1 1/2 years ago) I taught her pinwheels. I am thinking that this year will be stars and this would be perfect since their colors are RW&B too.

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  66. Did you say win fabric and thread? I suddenly feel quite alert...energy running though my arms and legs now!

    If I were going to teach something to a new quilter it would probably be: enjoy the process first and foremost....and then....get your 1/4 inch seam down pat so your quilts will come together without too much frustration. After that I'd show them all the great notions I love...that's the easy part :)

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  67. HMMM, probably my friends daughter. We laugh that our daughters were switched at birth - she loves all things crafty, my daughter does not:) I would probably start with a 4-Patch/Ohio Star pattern. This would give her a good start to anything she wanted to tackle in the future. I would also show her different ways to make half square triangles....we all prefer different ways. Perhaps 4th of Julyish. Thank you for your daily posts, I ready lst thing every day:) Dee/jessibir@hickorytech.net

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  68. I am a follower.
    My granddaughter is learning to sew. I would teach her how to make a simple strip lab quilt out of those beautiful fabrics.

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  69. The ladies in our pfaff shop. I go to visit and show my things and they always like my prim style. They are learning more folk art now, using a pfaff, so I think the solids would be perfect to use for machine quilting designs.

    Debbie

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  70. I have two people I am trying to lure into quilting--my Daughters-in-law. I would probably start them on a sawtooth star, just because that is what I started on. The colors would be beautifully appropriate.

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  71. Thank you. thank you, thank you, for adding my quilt. I am still in denial even though I can see it! Oh so very exciting for me and oh so grateful!
    When I teach new quilters I start with a pillow and 5 X 5 squares. It is something they can get done in a day!

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  72. I know two people, my daughter and my daughter-in-law. And perhaps, even my 11-year-old granddaughter. All love sewing, but haven't been brave enough to tackle quilting yet. I would start them off with a nine-patch quilt, which I think would look wonderful with the reds and blues in this fabric bundle.

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  73. I have two young granddaughters (8 and 5) and they are interested in learning to quilt/sew. They love the colors and I think sewing simple shapes would be a good way to start. Would love to win.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  74. Hm.. I think my sister would be interested. I would first teach her how to work a machine, and we would go from there. I'm still learning how to hand quilt, so maybe we could conquer that terrain together!

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  75. I know of two that have recently asked for help

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  76. I'M A BEGINNER+SO BUSY LEARNING MYSELF THAT I CAN'T IMAGINE TAKING ON A STUDENT? MAYBE SOMEDAY-WOULDN'T BE A BLAST HELPING SOMEONE TO LEARN HOW TO QUILT !!!
    THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  77. My swimming friends think I need to teach then to quilt. This would be great fabric to do that with. Love your blog.

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  78. What's not to love about red, white, and blue? I would love to introduce my DIL to quilting. I'd start with the basics, probably a nine-patch. She knows how to use a machine so we're half-way there.

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  79. I know two people who are wannabe quilters. One is a stained glass artist and the other is a rug hooker. I am hoping to help them crossover to quilting very soon! I would start them off with an Ohio Star quilt because I know they both love star patterns. These fabrics would be perfect!

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  80. I know my daughter would love to learn more about quilting. This FQ bundle would make a perfect project.

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  81. Quilting has been quite contagious in our church. We've had 'quilt nights' and helped ladies work on their projects, had ladies crawling all over a quilt basting it together, and given tips how to finish up and quilt their tops. I also have a great book that gives basic quilting instructions in simple terms, it's been passed around many times. It seems that many women want to make that special quilt for their child, so they have something "Mommy-made" to carry around and leave the house with when they get older.

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  82. I know a few people who might be interested! We would start with making a flag wallhanging. That way, strip peicing and points are learned! Can't wait to see the new banner!

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  83. I am a follower and enjoy it every day! I know two girls who would love to get started.....I'd probably start them on a simple pinwheel design - so cute in red, white and blue. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Piece.....

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  84. I am a follower.
    I'm teaching a beginners class starting in the fall at the guild, I am sure there will be at least 10 - I would love to give them little gifties! Thanks

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  85. Lovely fabric! I would teach my daughter to machine applique!

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  86. My good friend would love to learn and I would like to learn to do it better. I have some squares picked out that I would love to try and this colors would be beautiful on them.

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  87. I know at least two people who would love the fabrics in this, and I would probably do hst's, there's so many, many patterns that the humble HST can bring to your day!

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  88. Oh, yes and I follw - I may not post much, but I'm here!

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  89. I have a young quilter in mind who loves bright colors and would love this group. I might teach her something like crazy log cabin.

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  90. Well, when I was first learning to quilt my teacher started us out with a small wallhanging using 9-patch blocks. I chose patriotic colors for mine and these fabrics remind me of that, so if I had a friend who wanted to learn to quilt with these lovely fabrics I might start the same way my teacher did.

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  91. I know 4 people who are learning to quilt, all family members. I would teach them to make whatever they wanted to make. Of course, I would have to figure out how first! Thanks for the chance on this great giveaway.

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  92. I wish I knew more people who would like to learn how to quilt. I seem to be the only one in my group who likes quilting. I know a few people who think it is really cool that I quilt, but don't want to try themselves.

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  93. I am a follower and everyone I know already knows how to quilt but I could show them some cool embroidery stitches with that wonderful thread! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  94. I have a friend wanting to learn how to piece quilts. I would start her off with a charm pack set just to piece making a perfect 1/4 inch seam. Thanks for the nice giveaway.

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  95. I have a few friends - about 6 - that I would share these beautiful fabrics and threads with.
    I am also a new follower!
    Trish (newlapp@pa.net)

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  96. My love of quilting is evidently spilling over because I've had 2-3 ladies ask me to teach them!! I'm just now discussing with my Pastor how best to begin a quilting/Stitching Group at church!! I have to drive 40 minutes to attend a local guild group and I would love to have a local group of gals to stitch with on a regular basis. These fabrics would make such a nice door prize for our first meeting and or use them as the basis of a Block for those wanting to learn the basics. I'm with Kelly at IHAN about enjoying the process...I agree whole heartedly Kelly!! This is the Key/Secret to maintaining the craft...a LOVE of the process and not so worried about perfection!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane
    Of course, I'm a follower

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  97. Yes, I want my dear friends to give quilting lessons, and learn to make - first of all!!!! - totes to shop. I hate the plastic baggies, as they are really bad for my eyes - I have to look at them 8^{. And someday plastic will be thrown away, it rips by itself, and cannot stand friendly furrrrrs passing by - never had a grocerybag from plastic surviving the cats curious patties!
    Remember the Dutch have a flag waving with red/white/blue too! These colors instantly make me smile! Party! Celebration!
    Smiles from Amsterdam,
    Irene

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  98. There are approximately 44 members in our Guild. They are always eager for new quilty ideas. We recently had a tute on column quilts, and red white & blue fabs would thrill us all.

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  99. I follow stashmanicure - butterfly avatar.
    My grandniece wants to learn how to sew - and she has played with placement of squares on the floor for a charity quilt that I made. I think that would cut some large squares and let her make some layouts, and maybe sew a few seams and cut some threads. My mother (retired elementary teacher) will be there to help as well and add a kid-friendly historical story to the red white and blue colors. Thanks for the giveaway and introduction to some fantastic quilters.

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  100. My 13 year old has the bug. We have started some beginning lessons but I would love for her to go further.

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  101. I am a follower of your site..thank you for the chance to win..lindacrosby(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  102. Believe that anyone who does sewing of any kind would not be happy to get this bundle of joy to make a wall hanging or start a quilt..thanks again..lindacrosby(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  103. Who would love to learn to quilt? Is there anyone left who can't? I think I've got all my friends hooked! And my kids too! I picture an awesome star and 9patch chain quilt with those fabrics!

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  104. I only have a few friends who I know in proximity who would love these colors and would really get why they would be a treasure to work with.Improv stars and stripes.....

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  105. I know about 3 people who would be interested if they had the time!! I would teach them the importance of accuracy, but, above all to have fun and lots of pleasure in quiltmaking. Thanks for the chance to win. Cheers, Dianne

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  106. I have a young guild member, age 12, that is just learning to quilt...her mom home schools her and she asked me to show her the log cabin method for a project. She would love these colors because we are starting July 6th and she is studying Independence Day!!
    ThANKS!!

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  107. I'm a Follower. But it would be hard to find someone who would like to learn, I think I've already initiated everyone who has ever even thought about it within range of my brain waves!! My next-door neighbor is a newbie, and I plan to teach her from scratch, the tools of the trade, fabric selection and care, careful cutting, 1/4" seams, and she'd wind up with a wonderful red/white/blue rail fence to remind her of her quilting roots! (Happy Birthday, USA!)

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  108. I would love to get one of my sisters into quilting!

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  109. I have a friend who has just retired from teaching, and wants to learn to quilt! How perfect this would be!

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  110. my mom used to sew quite a bit, but never did any quilting...maybe those would inspire her...and i'm a follower - thanks for a chance to win - Laurie

    llsbaskets@comcast.net

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  111. my daughter is learning to quilt this summer! this would be fun for me to use to help her with! thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  112. I know my daughter would love to learn to quilt and the first thing I would teach her would be an accurate 1/4" seam. She would love the colors for her 4 year old boy. Love your new banner,look forward to this every month.

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  113. I have a 24 year old niece who would love to learn to quilt. I think this fabric would work up nicely in a simple star block.

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  114. I am a follower.

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  115. I really have tried to teach one of my granddaughters, but she isn't very interested. My daughter does not slow down long enough to sew and she hates following direction.

    So just me....I would love to have it....grin

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  116. I am a follower. I would love to teach my granddaughters. At 3 and 5, they already try and put stitches in quilts. The pattern would have to be hearts, for the love they inspire!

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  117. My best friend and I both have areas in our homes that have red, white and blue in them. I think we could both use a new table runner! I am a follower!

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  118. Let me count them.... hmmmm, let's see: 1, 2, 3, 4, 4 people would love to learn quilting in this beautiful fabrics!!!!, I'll teach them the easiest quilt blocks, because once they can see the gorgeous they came out, would give a try to the harder ones!

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  119. I'm your follower!!!!!, you rock!!!! <3

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  120. My daughter would drool over the colors so she would be it. I love sewing things together and cutting to get a different block. Just amazes me every time. Those can sometimes be the funnest and most simple thing to teach.

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  121. R/W/B fabrics are my favorite. I'm a follower and I enjoy you blog.

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  122. I have 15-year old twin granddaughters who pieced some squares on my Bernina and sewed them into pillows when they were much younger. If they are interested, I would gladly teach them other things...can't think of a specific project. Thanks for the give-away.

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  123. You know I'm a follower. Love this blog!

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  124. well even the people who I know who know how to quilt would learn again if they could use this collection :) I think it would be great to teach someone an applique quilt pattern.

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  125. I would love to teach my daughters and their friends how to sew and quilt - they are all new moms and very interested in what I do (finally!)and of course, I am a follower.

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  126. My best friend says :"I wish I could make quilts like you but it's so complicated".I think these fabrics and that wonderful simple quilt made by Shanna would make her to try finally.

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  127. Cannot belive June went by so fast! The quilts for the July banner looks just great! Makes me want to make a quilt using these colors too :o)
    Congrats to the winners, and thanks for making this fun for us, Madame Sam!
    Happy weekend to all of you!
    Laila

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  128. I can think of 2 because they have out right said I want to learn. I think I would teach them a simple four or nine patch to start with basics and move on from there. You can't really go wrong with those colors, that is a beautiful stack of fabrics.

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  129. Love the fabric. I would love to share with and teach several ladies in my Sunday School class who have talked about learning to quilt.

    I am a follower.

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  130. Yes - I am a follower! My great-niece will be 11 on the 29th and she has the quilting "bug" big time! She has 3 siblings (twins 5 and another sister 6!!) so there isn't a lot of extra money to just pop into a quilt shop and buy whatever she wants! I try to keep her supplied from my stash and scraps - but she would absolutely LOVE to have her OWN bundle of red, white, and blue! thanks for the chance to win!! Your generosity is unbelieveable!

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  131. I've been teaching my five daughters to quilt and just yesterday my 7yo said she'd like to learn more, so I'd love to teach her with these beautiful fabrics. I've been working on Bonnie Hunter's Twisted Strips scraps pattern and think it would be fun to try with a more planned-out look and in these colors.

    Does following you on my igoogle page count? Cuz I do.

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  132. I'm a follower and I think this collection may even entice my 12yr old daughter into learning quilting as her favourite colour is red and of course the blues would highlight the reds nicely. I think a cushion or maybe a quilted bag would be her choice, possibly with a white fabric painted centrepiece as she's quite a good artist.
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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  133. I am a follower! Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  134. My elderly mother would love to learn to make a quilt. She has not sewn at all since I was a young child and does not remember how. She has expressed interested in learning to make a quilt, and with dad being a veteran, these fabrics would be just perfect for her to do a simple 9 patch!

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  135. Im a follower
    I know one very special person, my 7yr old granddaughter. She wants to learn to quilt and the first thing I will teach her is patience, 1/4" seams and then let her imagination run loose and let her decide what design she would like for her quilt to look like.

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  136. Another magnificent job you've done with the banner again this month my dear! The quilters have done justice to the theme. They are all beautiful! I am so happy we have such a wonderful place to come to share and learn! Your the best M Samm!

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  137. My daughter and daughter-in-law are both beginning quilters and would love this fabric. I would too. I have been working with them to cut accurately and to sew with an accurate scant 1/4 inch seam. Thanks for the giveaway.

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