Thursday, August 25, 2011

Guest #19 with Jennie from Clover & Violet: Try New Things {like embroidery}!

Hi there!  I'm Jennie and I blog over at Clover and Violet.  But before I get started, I wanted to thank Madame Samm for having me here, and every one of the readers, you make guest blogging here an honor! I'm going to share my newest quilting love with you: embroidery.

Scrappy Mug Rug Swap 3

While I have always loved to sew, and have been quilting for the past several years, it was just a few months ago that I discovered I love to add embroidery to my projects.  I was participating in some swaps on Flickr and admiring all the art quilts people made.  But, they just weren't me.  So, in my efforts to find something that would add a special touch to my projects, I started embroidering.

Doll Quilt Swap 10

My favorite embroidery piece, so far, is the little quilt I did for the Doll Quilt Swap 10 on Flickr.  I simply traced the Madeline pattern  by Fig tree and co. and then embroidered it instead of applique.  I actually sent this quilt away, but know that it is very loved.  Even though I no longer own this mini quilt, it really taught me to love stitching.

Stitch & Quilt Along Block Five

In fact, I enjoy embroidery so much that I have started a Stitch & Quilt Along over on my blog {with free patterns!}.  I've filled it with supplies tutorials, stitches, and my very first original embroidery designs for download.  The finished project is a quilt, but the individual patterns would also make great additions to other projects.

Doll Quilt Swap 11

But, more than just trying to encourage you to learn embroidery {but really, you should!}, I'm going to encourage you to try something new with your quilting.  So, those of you just starting out {Wantobe Quilters}, instead of trying one style of quilting, or the first thing that catches your eye, try a few, you may be surprised with what you actually enjoy most.  And those of you who have been quilting for ages, look for a new technique, you may wonder how you finished any quilts without it. I am so glad I started embroidering, it has really brought me a new love for quilting and needlework, something I can't seem to let a day or two pass without.

Garden Bicycle - pdf pattern

I am impressed and inspired daily as I read quilting and sewing blogs and see the amazing things other people make.  I haven't tried enough techniques yet, but hope to follow my own advice and make things that I might not have thought to try...  

So, do you have a suggestion for me?  A skill or technique you can no longer quilt without?
 

editors note...
Hi Jennie...well I am all about incorporating 
embroidery into my quilts...have been dong just  that 
since I discovered Presencia threads
which now is owned by Colonial Needle.
Sew as your special giveaway, 
here we go- in celebration of your stitching...

Today's Giveaway is for our QUILTERS..
and look what you will be winning...



Some 1/2 yard bundles from Riley Blake...a mixture of  new collections
from varied designers....
Happier Cottons
Farm Fresh...

and YOU have to some threads from Presencia/ Colonial Needle. 
( you can find these Finca #8 Presencia Threads at Jane's Fabrics...)
sew here is a lovely collection to get you started..
and you need some embroidery  needles ( also from Colonial Needle)
and how about a new pair of scissors from Famore Scissors...
( these are ideal...perfect for pulling out your mistakes..) 


 HOW TO WIN..

OH please go over and follow JENNIE and let us know you did that ..
Follow us here..certainly you are doing that..
And please tell us YOU will be considering stitching something into your next quilt..
psst it is rather addicting you know..
 ( I think I have stitched something into every quilt project I have
ever done and only with Presencia...that should tell you something lol)



Big thanks go out to JENNIE, Riley Blake, Famore Scissors
and Colonial Needle...
And YOU for sharing your passion with sew
many...remember...YOU will be thanked
forever for introducing them to Quilting...



P.S whether you comment 1 - 10 - 50 x 's
YOUR very first comment goes through for the giveaway
and the rest are spit out...lol 
* and not really spit out lol

343 comments:

  1. Goodness gracious, why did I have to read this first this morning! Jennie your Embroider 101 is so very educational! I loved looking at all the work of those participating, and I've subscribed to your blog thru reader.

    Madame Samm - how in the world did you find all these talented people and these wonderful sponsors! I really need to stay home today to follow all the links on Jennie's blog, but I can't! Thank you for introducting me to all this fun stuff!

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  2. What a delight to wake up and see. I love your little embroideries. I'm a new follower, and look forward too working on a few of your little projects myself! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us all!

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  3. I have been enjoying the Clover and Violtet quilt and embroidery quilt along, so I am familiar with their 101. Just love stitcheries added into projects.

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  4. I love finding new talent and blogs to visit!! Your stitcheries are delightful! I've been incorporating embroidery into my quilting for a couple of years now, ever since I discovered Jenny of Elefantz! ~karen

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  5. I too have been working on more stitcheries these days. Presencia is the only Pearl cotton I use so I am glad to have a chance to win.

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  6. I am now a follower and love the embroidery sparkle added to the quilts! Love the way the gifts are displayed...you are so creative!

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  7. awesome blog, Jennie! am following you now!

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  8. Embroidery on a quilt really gives it a homey look, doesn't it. I'm trying to understand though, is this hand embroidery or machine embroidery or does it matter? Maybe I need to look at the "101" mentioned in the article.

    In any event, it's a neat idea for when I'm a little more proficient with needles. THanks.

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  9. I enjoy embroidery on a quilt. I plan on doing some fall related redwork on an upcoming quilt. I follow your blog (and Madame Samms too) and like to see what you do, including the quiltalong. I know of some quilting friends who are participating.

    Thanks for the opportunity to join the giveaway. I am sponsored by Stray Stitches!

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  10. I already follower Clover and violet and have been following the 101. Never used Presencia Finca so would be good to win some. Linda

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  11. OK, that's it! I NEED to get back to some embroidery, it's been at least 25 years! Thanks Jennie, such and inspiration, and Madamme Samm, what can I say, you're a bad influence on me, in a good way of course! :) Hugs x

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  12. What beautiful quilting / embroidery. My first quilts were made of embroidered blocks for the nursery. It was the first sewing craft I learned. I can't imagine sending away such beautiful work. Congratulations on the lovely work and post.

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  13. I just finished a quilt that I wanted to embellish some details so I will spend some time wandering around Jennie's blog for inspiration and education. Thanks for a chance to win. (MS, love that photo on the hat - very creative!)

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  14. I really wasn't interested in embroidery until I saw this post & Some of Madame Samm's work k! Lovely work , ladies !
    I need to work on my improving my quilting skills first !
    thanks for these fabulouse giveaways ; I'm sponsored by Happy Quilting .

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  15. That is such an inspiration to me. It is ages since I have embroidered, but am going to give it a try once again.
    So enjoying all these wonderful tutorials. I'm sponsored by Kathy's Cottage.

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  16. I think it is awesome that Jennie and her mom work together every day! What I wouldn't give!

    I am Jennie's newest follower and follow here too! (as always) I am sponsored by SewCalGal!

    Thank you to our fabulous sponsors of today!

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  17. What a wonderful post by Jennie! I think I will try the Stitch and Quilt Along. Why hadn't I heard of it sooner. I'm now following along on her blog! What a great find!!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  18. Thanks for an interesting post. I've just started doing some redwork, and have found your site very helpful Jennie.

    I'd love the chance to try these threads as I keep reading good things about them.

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  19. Beautiful work. I really love the little bike. I did embroidery before I came to quilting so it's a natural for me. Thanks.

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  20. I learned to embroidery from mt Grandmother when I was a child. Recently I have started to do some wool blocks that have refreshed the old skills. Now I'm ready to try some Embroidery on my cotton quilts. The giveaway of the Presencia threads would come in handy right about now. Thanks for a chance to win a awesome collection.

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  21. Those Riley Blake greens are so lovely. And, I can do some really nice embroidery with all those beautiful Precensia colors! I checked out the Clover and Violet blog and became a follower.

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  22. Darling embroidery ideas! I especially love that little bicycle :-) Thanks for sharing.

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  23. What a generous giveaway this is!!! I just began an embroidery project, I really don't know how to embroider although my mother did, but she can no longer teach me, but I have her books and I just started a snowlady with a quilted vest. This giveaway would be perfect for me, I need thread!!!! Thanks for giving me some inspiration, Jennie, and I'm following your blog. Thanks again, Samm!!

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  24. What a "personal" touch this gives your quilts. I'm a quilter, but still fairly new. I used to embroider (oh, about 30 years ago I did), but I don't remember enough to just pick it up willy-nilly without getting some instructions about what to do. You've definitely made me want to try it! I just recently stepped outside my comfort zone and made a lap-sized paper pieced quilt (prior to that, I said I'd NEVER EVER paper-piece). So I might as well step outside that comfort zone again and try embroidery. You are such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Jennie is hosting a great BOM and though I`m not doing it,I looking forward how is going.It`s Absolutely beautiful.I follow Jennie blog.
    Sue,from quittimes is my sponsor,thanks Sue!
    Thanks for the chance for win that threads and one of my fav fabric color.

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  26. I am now a follower of Jennies blog. Look forward to being inspired!

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  27. I've been in mug rug swaps along with clover and Violet and now I am her newest follower. I love her embroidery and her quilts. Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful fabric!
    Blessings!
    AlwaysSewLove

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  28. I follow Jennies blog and am in awe with all her beautiful work.

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  29. OH MY!!! I'm hooked on the quilts with embroidery blocks and accents in them. It reminds me of my growing up years when every dishtowel and hot pad was embroidered, usually with a day of the week set. I loved doing them and then using them. Now to see embroidery in quilts (and I'm working on several) it is like the icing on the cake! I couldn't find a way to follow Clover and Violet after exploring their blog, I quickly added them to my favs...so many fun projects. I am of course a long time follower of you Madame Samm. I am a quilter and my sponsor is Linda at Buzzing and Bumbling. Thanks so much for a chance to win such amazing prizes. Hugs...

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  30. I already follow clover and violet :) love embriodery on quilts! thank you for sharing today! Janita

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  31. LOVE adding embroidered details to my quilts! and love the Prescencia perle cotton threads, too. Thanks for the giveaway and the intro. My sponsor is Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts! = )

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  32. Thanks Jennie for the inspiration I need to start embroidering again. It's been YEARS since I've done that. I'm a follower here and at Jennie's and also with Jane! Thanks for the wonderful giveaways!!

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  33. I have not hand embroidered for years and years. This post is making me rethink that entirely. It certainly adds an extra dimension to the quilts. Thanks to Jennie for inspiring us with her lovely work!

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  34. Thanks for the encouraging post Jen! I've been a follower of you for a little while now, love your stuff. And have been thinking of learning embroidery....so would just love to win today Ms Samm ;)

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  35. I recently decided to try my hand at embroidery and just received my first embroidery pattern yesterday!

    What perfect timing!

    Thanks for all you do Madame Samm...

    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  36. Woohoo! Yea Jennie! I'm already doing the quilt and stitch along over Clover and Violet. I have thoroughly enjoyed Jennie and Clara's website and information about embroidery. Embroidery is how I first began to learn sewing as a child. Thanks Madame Samm!

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  37. I didn't care much for embroidery,until I got the WONDERFUL 'Madeleine`' doll quilt from Jennie!!!!It now lives at my house and has a very special place in my sewing room!!!

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  38. I 'found' the Clover and Violet only weeks ago and think it's a big help, as I start to add embroidery to my patchwork. I love it, so far it's a favorit of mine.
    Thanks for another great give away,
    Dya/ Brenis

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  39. I've been doing primitive embroidery for years. Something calming about sitting down and stitching. Well, up until my eyes got a bit older. lol! Left a message for Jenni. I really enjoy all these bloggers that I'm finding.

    Enjoy your day!

    Carrie

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  40. Jennie, your stitching is simply wonderful. Love the ideas you have and the colors are so fresh and fun! Thanks for sharing

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  41. I am a follower of Jennie's blog and have really enjoyed keeping an eye on the embroideries! I love doing a bit of stitchery while watching TV at night!

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  42. Hi Jennie I am already a member of your blog and love your embroidery blocks...I do crazyquilting and just love hand stitching but I never put a story onto a block and that is what I think your blocks are about...each one reminds me of a story and I just love it. I look at it as crazyquilting we stitch seams on blocks your way we get to stich little stories. Thank you somuch for sharing your tallant with us and motivating me to hand stitche more than seams...I am lovin it.
    Madame Samm thank you for bringing us Jennie and her blog and thanks to all the sponsors that make our life a little easier. I have never tried Presencia threads though I will have to keep an eye out for them....have a wonderful day.

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  43. I'm a new follower of Clover and Violet! Jennie has a ton of really great stuff on her blog!! I'm a follower here too and Diary of a Quilter is my sponsor.

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  44. Jenny's embroidery is gorgeous. I'm a new follower of hers now.

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  45. As I told Jennie & Clara over on their blog, I've done embroidery since I was 10 or so but being a newer quilter I had never thought of adding it to a quilt. Love the idea and I'm going to work hard on figuring how which next project will get some extra special stitching. I am sponsored by Amy@diaryofaquilter.

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  46. I've been following Clover and Violet for a while and since embroidery is one of my greatest pleasures I've loved this series of tutorials and patterns. I'm currently working on a full sized embroidered quilt, Twas The Night Before Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing the fun! blessings, marlene

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  47. Jenny's work is wonderful and I love her Embroidery 101 stitch tutorials-became a follower. Thank you for this fabulous giveaway. My sponsor is Barb, A Corgi to Quilt By.

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  48. How did you know? :) I am embroidering squares in my quilt for my MIL, adding vignettes of her childhood...her little rocker, a snippet of a song her daddy sang, etc. I'm hoping she will love it - but I am having trouble with my floss; and I'd love to try those yummy threads! I am following Jennie now!
    Jacque

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  49. I'm now a follower of Jennie's blog. I do alot of embroidery but have not incorporated it into a quilt as of yet. It looks wonderful and will have to try it soon. I am a follower of yours Madam Samm and also love Presencia threads. They work great with wools and bamboo felt. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  50. I'm so happy to discover Jennie's blog. Love the embroidery, so adorable. I've been working on my first quilt with embroidery, Halloween motifs and Riley Blake fabrics, and I agree to always try something new. Thanks for the chance to win these great supplies. I've never tried Presencia threads. Stray Stitches is my sponsor.

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  51. I am so glad that you introduced us to Jennie's blog..it is amazing.....I am a follower of hers now. Thanks sooo much!!

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  52. I'm a new follower of Clover and Violet and happy to know about them. Would love to add more embroidery to my sewing skill set.
    Looks like I will find a lot of inspiration from them! Thanks Madame Samm for the introduction!

    Oh, and I'm a quilter. :)

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  53. I'm a new follower to Clover and Violet. I keep seeing quilts with added stitches and would love to give it a try.

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  54. Love Jennie's QAL. I fell behind on block#5 but hope to make this up next week. My first embroidery book arrived last week!

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  55. I'm a quilter and a new follower of Clover and Violet. Also a follower of Stash Manicure. I'm registered with both Mary on Lake Polasky and LilyPadQuilting. I've been incorporating embroidery into my applique for a while now, and love trying something different. Thanks!

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  56. I love Jennie...her QAL...and my newest love, embroidery! I am so happy to see her featured here...and thank you for a lovely giveaway too!

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  57. My great grandmother, raised in a French convent, taught me embroidery before I could walk. Beautiful craft that I still love. I am thrilled to read Jennie's blog and see all her inspiration.

    Thank you for being a part of Mme Samm's Great Event.

    I am ordering your Madeleine bag and making it into a sewing traveling bag =] LOVE the ties on the side ! Very neat looking and versatile

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  58. Jennie, Thank you for sharing with us. I am now a follower and look forward to spending some time with your tutorials. BTW the picnic basket is lovely in orange (I think it's better than pink). I will have to try that...or maybe the bicycle.....or...
    I'm a Wantobe Quilter sponsored by Dawn at quiltingbydawn.
    Thanks to Madame Samm and all the sponsors. You are appreciated!

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  59. I am a new follower of Jeannie's. I learned to embroidery when a was a little girl. My grandmother taught me and I embroidery many flower sack dish towels. I am still using some of them! I love to do redwork, cross stitch and needlepoint. Thanks for the great giveaway. Can't wait to try these threads.

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  60. im a quilter.
    i follow your blog
    i follow jennies blog!

    lovely work.
    my quilting needs more embroidary!

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  61. I used to embroider quite a lot, but that was before quilting. I've never combined the two...not sure why...I should get on that...lol. Anyway, I do follow both blogs, and I registered with Amy from Diary of a Quilter!

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  62. I really enjoy emboidery but have not put it into any quilts yet. I have collected several patterns but haven't started on them yet. I have made some pillows and love the embroidery in them. I will check out the tutorials on Jennie's site as I would like to learn some new stitches. I am a quilter from Marchia's crafty sewing and quilting and am a follower here and at Jennie's blog.

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  63. I love the look of embroidery in a quilt! I'm following you and Jennie. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

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  64. I already follow Clover and Violet, and use Embroidery 101 for stitch ed.
    I already follow Sew We Quilt.
    I am a Quilter without a blog registered via Linda at Stray Stitches.
    This year I jumped into embroidery - starting simple with the LMS Birdie Stitches. So, once get to the end of the BOM will have a mixed embroidery and patchwork set of blocks for a quilt. LOVE IT.
    I want to do Clover and Violet's yet didn't have the fabric for it. Perhaps will win and that will chance. Thanks for the chance Madame Samm and all the wonderful sponsors.

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  65. It is a delight to see the combination of embroidery and quilting promoted so well. A lovely site and it is a pleasure to be a follower of Jennie's blog.

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  66. I'm a new follower of clover and violet and an "old" follower of Stash Manicure. I really enjoyed reading this post. I've been wanting to try embroidery, but wasn't sure how to start. Now I know! My sponsor is Amy Ellis at Amy's Creative Side. Thank you for such a wonderful post and giveaway.

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  67. I forgot to write in my previous comment that I of course follow both Jennie and Mme samm - just got too excited reading Jennie's beautiful blog.

    - and I am making a rag quilt for the winter holidays. I have been accumulating a no-long made line of fabrics and finally have enough to make ME a cozy ! =]

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  68. I follow Jennie. I love the tutorials she has on her site. Of course I follow Sew We Quilt. I want to add more stitching to my next quilt. This is a great giveaway to do just that. Thanks to Diary of a Quilter, thanks M. Samm, thanks sponsers.

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  69. I'm now a follower of Jennie, and thanks so much for the introduction - I frequently add embroidery to my quilts.

    And of course I'm a follower here!

    Thanks for the opportunity - hope I win!

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  70. This is an especially fabulous giveaway because I already follow Clover & Violet on my blogroll, receive email updates and love all their embroidery lessons. Congratulations Clara & Jennie!

    I've only made one quilt so far and a lap quilt for my Mom but I have 2 other quilts in the pipe and would love to incorporate some embroidery.

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  71. Great post. I've been wanting add embroidery to my quilts. Jennie has several great step by step photo instrucions on her blog that will help me get started. I have the perfect project for my mil for christmas (hopefully) that incorporates embroidery. My sponsor is Melissa from Happy Quilting.

    Ursula

    uschbear at gmail dot com

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  72. Ohhh, what wonderful embroidery thread.... And the fabrics - mmmmm. Wonder if Im lucky today??!!!

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  73. Oh, I have been eyeing the Cinderberry Stitches designs for a while now. I have lots of experience doing both quilting and stitching, but never together! I will have to go check out the guest bloggers designs right away!

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  74. Now following Jennie, what a lovely blog! Thanks for introducing her to us

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  75. and of course I am a follower here. I almost always encorporate some embroidery in my quilts, especially my little pieces!

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  76. I now follow Jennie's blog. I have done some embroidery but have not used Presencia threads. That could be corrected with a win here. I have learned so much from following your blog and have been introduced to so many new blogs and ideas. Thank you.

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  77. I love Clover & Violet - I follow them & I'm stitching away on the current stitch-a-long. Thanks Jennie!

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  78. I follow Madame Samm too & LilyPad Quilting is my sponsor.
    Great prizes - thanks to everyone.

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  79. i follow sew we quilt, and Jeni from In Color Order is my sponsor. I would love to try stitching in my next quilt! what great inspiration!

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  80. Jenny, love embroidery 101 - and I am following you on facebook. My mom taught me to embroider before I was even in school. I am so excited for this chance to win. My grandaughter called me up, opps, I mean texted me....that's what they do now, and asked me my favorite three colors. So I have been asking my son, what is Julia up to?, to which he replied none of you business Grandma, you have to wait. Well, she came over this weekend and she had embroidered me a pillowcase - how cool is that????My mom would be so proud to see her Great Grandaughter taking up the needle. She has also made her first quilt:)....ok,rambling here. I would love to add embroidery to my next wool project. I am registered with Mary on Lake P:)

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  81. I am a new follower of Jennie's and am a dedicated follower of your wonderful blog!!
    I have been working on a quilt that has lots of embroidery in it.

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  82. I follow Clover & Violet already. In fact, their Embroidery 101 S/QAL - is the first hand embroidery project I've done and I love it.
    I follow Sew WE Quilt.
    Thanks for sharing!
    (Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts is my sponsor)

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  83. I am now a follower of C&V.
    Great post, I love embroidery. I really like that bicycle with the basket of flowers, too cute. Thank you so much for this post.

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  84. Jennie has some great ideas in her article. I especially liked that she suggested doing a bit of embroidery on each quilt. I love the idea and WILL incorporate that into my quilts. I have an embroidery machine and though I will use that lots, I intend to also do just something by hand embroidery to make it special.

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  85. I believe my comment failed :-(
    I already follow Jennie...she has inspired me to embroider again, I planned on going to get supplies this week! would adore winning this great loot - thanks! Here because of Patty at A Stitch in Time. My email is linked in profile *and website*

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  86. Jennie's blog is exactly what I have been looking for. I have a print sitting in a hoop waiting for me to figure out how to embroider. Perfect! Thank you for the chance!

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  87. i am already a follower of Jennie's-yeah! I just saw a redwork quilt and embroidery pattern form an old magazine and thought it was adorable. Plus, I know that Jennie has tutorials for a ton of stitches on her blog. Unfortunately, I can't give Jennie any tips because she's way ahead of me on the quilting front!!

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  88. I am a quilter and sponsored by Jane of Jane’s fabrics. I am a new follower of Jenny and left a comment there. And of course I am a follower, here. I have never tried Presencia Threads, but they sound delightful. I do lots of hand-stitching on all my quilts. On the current one, I am doing a blanket stitch around all kinds of sunflowers. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  89. I'm following Jennie now. I almost always put embroidery in my quilts. I love the handwork and the added touch it gives them!

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  90. Oh, I did forget to say I'd been to Jennie's website and thought her idea about making something from her stash each month was fantastic! I love fabric and have so much. Friends and I talked about this recently - we even forget what we have and buy more. :) Making something each month is a bit ambitious for me but will decide on a time limit for myself.

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  91. As I embroider more than I quilt I loved today's blog post. I'm already an enthusiastic follower over at Clover and Violet and here too of course.

    Margaret

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  92. It was the easiest thing to do signing up to follow C&V thru GReader. I can't wait to start the embroidery they're doing. I've never tried Presencia and will look for it next time I'm out. Happy Thursday!

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  93. I follow Jennie and I follow you!
    I'm just starting to add stitchery to my quilts - so much wonderful inspiration in blogland!
    Thanks!

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  94. i'm a follower at C&V. great posts. good day :>)

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  95. I am a new subscriber to Jennie's blog (through google reader). LOVE the embroidery. I just finished stitching a large embroidery design that will be the center of a quilted table topper. I love sitting down in the evening with embroidery to keep my hands busy! This is a great giveaway...thanks for the opportunity!

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  96. I am now a follower of Jennie!

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  97. Gonna be on Jennie's blog all day! I've been wanting to embroider for the longest time, and never found such detailed explanations! Can't wait to try it! I'm now following her and look forward to more Tute's from her!

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  98. Jennie, I love your embroidery in your quilts! It looks so cute! I just became a follower of Jennie and I would love to try embroidery in one of my quilts soon.

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  99. I have embroidered on very small things...and recently my daughter and I cross stitched some blocks for a table runner. It was awesome!

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  100. I have embroidered on very small things...and recently my daughter and I cross stitched some blocks for a table runner. It was awesome!

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  101. I just picked up stitching again in the last month & was thinking it would look darling in a mini quilt!
    I'm following Jennie & of course here too! Sponsored by Amy @ diary of a quilter.

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  102. Lover the embroidery!!! and I am a follower!!!!

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  103. Following. That embroidery is so cute. My granddaughters would love a doll quilt with embroidery!!

    Sponsored by Shell at the Raspberry Rabbit. Thanks to everyone.

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  104. Thank you Madame Samm and Jennie! I am followers of both of your blogs and I love them both! What a wonderful opportunity to win - I do enjoy embroidery and would love to win today's giveaway. I am sponsered by Jane's Fabrics. Thanks!

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  105. Will be stitching that bicycle with her PDF pattern! And I'm following Madam Samm, of course!

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  106. I am already a follower at Clover and Violet, love their blog! Of course I am a follower here too. I just tried out my first embroidery project (a bookmark) and I am hooked. I am definitely going to try and add some embroidery to some future quilts. Thanks for the amazing post!

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  107. Thank you Madame Samm for introducing me to Jennie and her delightful blog, Clover and Violet. Jennie I really love embroidery in quilts and your blog helps me sooo much because you put in the pictures what stitches were used to get the desired effect. Thanks! Love your bags too. I liked you on facebook and am a follower too.

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  108. I'm already a follower of Jennie blog and of coarse Sew We quilt! Been following along Jennie's embroidery tuts. I first added stitchery to my quilts only about a year and half ago. It adds a beautiful new dimension to quilts! Thanks to all for the lovely prizes.

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  109. Too too cute! I know what I will be doing when "Irene" comes visiting my area this weekend!

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  110. Inspiring post, Jennie! I'm following your blog!

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  111. I just became a follower over at Jennie's and I'm already a follower here :) I think of adding embroidery to every quilt, but it's been so long since I've done it, I always chicken out. Thank you for inspiring me to take stitchery up again!

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  112. I am now following Jeannie's blog!!

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  113. I have yet to get up the nerve to try embroidery. But I do have a project that I am working on that really needs to have something added. I want to frame it for the sewing room....so I am thinking a hand embroidered message would add just the right touch!!

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  114. I love clover and violet and have been a follower for several months as well as a follower of yours.

    As always, thanks for such a wonderful giveaway, fingers crossed.

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  115. I love following you Madame Samm!!!

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  116. I try to add some hand stitching to each quilt in some way. This is a great giveaway!
    Btw, I am definitely a follower.

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  117. Following Jennie now. Great blog!

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  118. I AM considering using embroidery in my quilts (and to embellish patchwork wallets). I learned to embroider as a very young child, and miss it. I am already working on a redwork project---sort of a refresher course. Thanks for a great post.

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  119. I love to do embroidery in my quilts too. Jennie's designs are so cute.

    I am now a follower of her blog. I am also signed up with Jane's fabrics and and quilts.

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  120. I've become a follower of Jennie. I love embroidery, but can see I have more to learn. Thanks for the tutorials on some new stitches. Kathie L in Allentown

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  121. I am a follower at Jennie's blog now. What nice designs and tutorials on all of the stitches. So sweet of you to share. My Aunt Bea taught me to embroider when I was about 6. She also taught my son when he was about 5.

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  122. the most recent technique I have tried (and was always afraid to try it) is fusible applique - and I love it! I'm hoping the same thing will happen when I try some embroidery - thanks for the inspiration!

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  123. Thank you Madame Samm (that perle cotton photo is so cute in the hat) Jennie (I am enjoying you stitch & quilt along) Famore, Colonial Needle, Riley Blake. I had two quilt going with embroidery centers and really enjoyed Jennie's post. I have followed her blog for a long time and it's great.

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  124. Of course I follow here :o) that being said, I am posting 3 separate comments. Some people are posting 3, some just one. Which is the correct way to do it? Could you please answer that in the next post...please? I'd rather play within the rules, but am unsure of what is appropriate.

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  125. I have an embroidery/piecing quilt in the works. It's Winter Wonderland by CrabApple Hill.
    I like the variety of colors in the thread give away, and have never used this brand. Would enjoy them, I'm sure.

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  126. I have an embroidery machine and do some machine embroidery but I really love hand embroidery. Her patterns are so cute and the tutorials are great. What has held me back is that I don't know how to do any of the stitches except cross stitch.

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  127. Oops. Forgot to say I subscribed through Google Reader.

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  128. I love embroidery and have been putting embroidery blocks into quilts again! Such fun! Loved your information--it has helped me too! I have become a follower on Jennie's blog too--of course I am a follower here! Thanks for such a great program!

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  129. Sweet embroideries. I'm a follower of both blogs. Thanks for the giveaways!

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  130. I love the embroidery. I could easily get into this.

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  131. I'm happy to say I am following Jennie and have recently returned to my first love-embroidery. I love all the new cute patterns and hope to incorporate more into my quilting. This fabric is beautiful!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  132. "I am a Wantobe Quilter" My Sponsor is Michelle@theraspberrryrabbits

    Thanks Jennie!! I am following your Blog and left a comment as well. I Love embroidery, your tute's are just perfect for the beginner(me)!!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  133. I love the stitching. I have actually been considering learning how to embroider for some quilts coming up! I am a new follower of Jennie's and follower here (of course!), and I am a quilter.

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  134. Love this new blog. I, too like to embroider, but don't use it in all my quilting. I see the difference. I want to see all that luscious thread.

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  135. I'm a follower. Jennie's blog appears on my Google homepage. I haven't incorporated any stitchery into my quilts yet, but I am trying to find a quilt they will work with. Hopefully, I will start one soon.

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  136. I too have been incorporating embroidery into my quilting projects for some time now. The Presencia thread would be a lovely addition to my supplies :) Thanks for the chance!

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  137. "I am a Wantobe Quilter" My Sponsor is Michelle@theraspberrryrabbits


    Yes, I follow this Blog!! Jennie's tute's make stitching look very easy, seriously. Yes I would definitely put something embroidered into my First Quilt, my Name!lol

    Have a Great Day Madame Samm!!
    Nancy

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  138. I'm following her, somehow, though I couldn't figure out how to make it via blogger. Maybe if I get more into quilting embroidery will be a good addition. Baby steps, though, gotta take those baby steps. Let me get through this quilt top (from Melissa Corry's quilt-a-long) before I get too excited.

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  139. "I am a Wantobe Quilter" My Sponsor is Michelle@theraspberrryrabbits

    A Huge Thanks to Riley Blake, Famore Scissors
    and Colonial Needle for sponsoring such wonderful products!!

    Nancy

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  140. I am following Jennie now and of course here at Sew We Quilt!
    Wonderful prizes again! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Wonderful post by Jennie! I love that the embroidery makes a wonderful addition to her quilts! Beautiful!

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  141. I have been following both of your sites. Love the idea of mixing my love of embroidery with quilting. I need to expand my knowledge in that area too. Jennie's site is fantastic. Talk about bringing a little more to the quilting table! Puts the quilts at even a higher artistic level... Love it!! :)

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  142. I follow Jennie's blog and look at it daily! I love what she shows and i'm super excited for this giveaway! Thank you!

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  143. I'm a long-time follower of Jennie's blog and her wonderful embroidery. I'm also a follower of Stash Manicure. Couldn't start my day without you Madame Samm. I love embroidery and have done a fair bit, but not in quilts. I started a small quilt with 12 embroidered blocks, put it away, and forgot about it. After this post, I'm going to get it out and finish it! I'm sponsored by Lilypadquilting. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  144. I enjoy doing redwork but I love the color variations of this! Cute blog!

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  145. I'm a quilter, and right now I am working on a quilt which features embroidery on some blocks. I already follower clover and violet, and am constantly inspired by the blog, and have learned so much with the tutorials! And, of course, I follow SM.

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  146. I'm a follower of Jennie! Really sweet designs she has - not only embroidery - also her purses! I'm giving very serious thought to the embroidery - and I have a VERY GOOD friend who just happens to sell the "P" thread! Yippee!!!

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  147. I am a follower of Jennie's blog and yours. I want to incorporate her block 5 with the triangle flags that spell "HAPPY" in the BOM quilt I am doind at my quilt guild

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  148. I'm doing a quilt with "redwork" teddy bears. Only mine are mutlicolored! Now following Jennie's blog.

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  149. hello! i have a new obsession with embroidery; i'm working on a project combining quilting and embroidery now. funnily enough, i was just on the clover and violet blog yesterday. i would love to tackle their embroider-along.
    thanks!

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  150. Yep, I'm a QUILTER...

    I am following Jennie's blog. She has some cute ideas on there.

    Lately I've been finding some peace (piece) in handwork. I'm so digging the whimsy of adding embroidery to quilt projects. And yes, I plan on incorporating it into one of my future pieces. I'm thinking about adding it to a baby quilt and a wine bag in my near future.

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  151. I'm a follower on Jennie's FB and here (of course ;) ) I love her embroidery designs and the colors she uses. so fresh! I've recently purchased some material to make dish cloths to embroider but I'm thinking this is a great idea for quilt blocks to make it more personal.

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  152. Love the garden bicycle! I'm now a follower of jennie's blog and, of course, I follow this blog.

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  153. Wow - I have been incorporating machine embroidery in my quilts for several years. Now I will expand it to hand embroidery.

    I am now a follower of Jennie's and look forward to reading more from her.

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  154. I'm a quilter and my sponsor is Jillily. I'm a new follower of Jennie's blog and a follower here. I am getting ready to start my first redwork quilt and I am very excited.

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  155. I am already a follower of Jennie's blog. I recently fell in love with hand embroidery and have a several projects in the works that include quilting and embroidery! Fun, Fun!

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  156. I follow your blog and am now a new follower of Clover and Violet. I would love the chance to win and also practice embroidery on my quilts. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

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  157. Even tho I am a wantobe quilter and not eligible for this giveaway today, I have to say the projects pictured are beautiful and definitely something I will keep in mind for my future quilting endeavors...

    Off to check out Jennie's blog.

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  158. I love Jennie's site. I am a follower.

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  159. I love personalized anything so that means I include names/dates in embroidery on my quilts sometimes.

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  160. okay, I'm following Jennie too.

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  161. i love following clover and violet to see the wonderful embroidery projects- this might actually get me off my bum to do some embroidered quilts though, instead of just admiring them! i love those bunting designs.

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  162. Hi Jennie & Mdm Samm, I too LOVE doing embroideries, and actually started doing them before I learnt how to quilt. My first few quilts have been BOM's which included quite a lot of embroidery - I too find that I cant go more than a day or 2 without picking up one of my latest stitcheries. My greatest achievement so far has been a cot quilt for my first granddaughter which has a stitchery poem, & her name & date of birth on it too. I am now a follower Jennie, as I think your embroideries are really cute! Cant wait to start some!! Especially using the Presencia threads (hint..hint..) :0) !!
    Hugs n Blessings from Sue in South Australia xx

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  163. Jennie's blog is great! Just signed up to be a follower. I've loved embroidery ever since my great grandmother taught me my first stitches. I'm saving several stitchery BOM's from around blogland, just have to decide which one to start first.

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  164. I don't know why I read these blog entries first thing in the morning--they make me want to call in sick and skip work so I can run out and spend the day trying all the new techniques and tips I read about! I will definitely make use of Jenny's site when I decide to begin embroidering. I'm a quilter sponsored by Amy of Diary of a Quilter and I'm now a follower of Jenny's site. thanks!

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  165. I am not a quilter, but I just had to say that I LOVE the scattering of hand embroidery in with the quilt blocks. The result is very sweet and charming. Beautiful! I am have just started following her blog. Thanks!

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  166. I love the embroidery....something else for me to get hooked to ;)

    Subscribed to both thru google reader

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  167. this was most interesting, jenny! your tutorials were explicit and inspiring. i've done some applique blanket stitching in these last years, but haven't tried embroidering in 65 years ... it was the most difficult thing i'd tried to do and decided i didn't like it. your blox are appealing - you make it look easy to do!
    i'm a quilter here through amy's diary of a quilter.

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  168. What a lovely giveaway. I especially love embroidery! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  169. Thanks for pointing me to Jennie's blog! I love her work and am definitely following her now - and of course I'm following here as well! I'm finishing up a picnic quilt now for my daughter and this would be a fantastic way to label it!

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  170. I'm a new follower of Clover and Violet on FB - clever gals, those two! Madame Samm, I assume that hat is included in the giveaway?!?! It's TOOOOOO cute! And it's given me a great idea which I won't share here but I'm super excited! Love the post, love embroidery on quilts, love the prize! xo, Nan

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  171. Another thing to learn? Oh my! I'm still trying to get this quilting thing down! Brilliant work and I enjoy seeing more in the future! :D

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  172. I went to Jennie's and will go back to get her cute stitching patterns. Thanks for a chance to win some yummy fabric and Pearl cotton! I like to use that to add buttons on a few of my projects. Nice variety of colors and they don't run!

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  173. Good Morning. I took a look around Jenny's site. She has gorgeous bag patterns....loved the one with the pinwheels on the front. Beautiful!
    I have always added a 'little something extra' by embroidering on my quilts. It makes the quilt 'mine'. Thanks for the chance to win, yet again.\
    Darcey

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  174. Wow, that's a neat blog. I might be spending too much time there, good thing I'm a follower now, as well as here.

    I've always wanted to do a quilt with Holiday blocks that have been embroidered. I have Halloween and thanksgiving and then I stopped. Maybe I'll have to take it up again.

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  175. Good Morning, Samm, I have been following Clover and Violet. I have enjoyed her instruction of embroidery stitches. The new bike pattern is very cute. I have many projects started with embroidery in them. Don't ask how many are done?! <3 kathy

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  176. I am a follower of Clover and Violet and just love the embroidery..I am fairly new to hand embroidery...I don't know if I am using the correct needle size, I am using emb. floss, etc...I love how she explains all of this to you and I have been wanting to make a mini quilt..love the fabric and the embroidery goodies...thank you for a great giveaway...

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  177. I love the insight on embroidery. I have always loved the look of it but have been too intimidated to try. It is now on my to do list. Thanks so much.

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  178. I'm so excited Jennie was a guest blogger. I've been following her for some time now (i even helped jennie stitch up some patterns for her online store!) I love her little designs! I'm following along on her embroidery quilt along, and you're right. it IS addicting. i LOVE her little Doll quilt - i'm inspired to make one of my own. Thanks Jennie! and thanks Mdme Samm!

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  179. What lovely goodies!
    I just signed up to be a Jenny follower. Thanks for hosting and for your generosity. From a quilter who wants do more, lol

    Jane

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  180. I enjoy embroidery & putting it in all kinds of projects. What cute projects Jennie has & what nice prizes! Do we win the hat too :)?

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  181. I am now a follower of Jennie. I used to embroider a lot, then I started machine embroidery until computers took over the sewing machine. Then I started cross stitching. Now when I want to do handwork (somewhere I can't take my sewing machine), I crochet. But with great floss I could take up the hand needle once again.

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  182. I am now a follower of Jennie's blog. And, of course, I'm a follower of this one. :-)

    I've been wanting to do some embroidery; but, I am having trouble getting started because I've never done it before.

    I find this idea wonderful -- combining embroidery with Quilting. The examples look fabulous!

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  183. I follow Jennie already as I do you and right now I am working on a Fall theme piece that will be made into a quilted wall hanging. Awesome giveaway.

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  184. I am a follower of Jennie's blog, and of course a follower of this one. : )
    I plan to do some quilts with stitching on it in the future.
    Thanks for the opportunity once again to enter. : )

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  185. Following both blogs...I really need to dig out my blue embroidery blocks and get them done.

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  186. I just loved today's feature - thank you for introducing me to Jennie!

    I am a quilter.

    I am excited to now be following Jennie and I left her an enthusiastic comment.

    It's a "no brainer" that I am a follower here - I visit often!

    I consider stitching something when working on most of my quilting projects - I really enjoy handwork and I feel it brings an extra special touch to most quilts.

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  187. Already following Clover & Violet. And of course, YOU, Samm! ;) Thanks! I'd love to try embroidery on a quilt. Actually years ago did that - a block towards a signature quilt given to a new couple - the girl was from our church. I embroidered a hammer for my handy hubby, a birdie for me, and a teddy bear for our baby, with a cross stitched Bible verse.

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  188. Very willingly and happily I'm glad to follow Jennie at Clover and Violet. I love doing embroidery, and their designs are so pretty. Thanks for this lovely giveaway.
    Quilter; Follower; Team Marlene B.

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  189. I am a follower of Clover & Violet, and love their blog!! I love to embroidery, and am working on a snowman of the month project, which will be made into a quilt. I really enjoyed looking at the beautiful designs, Jennie, and love what you do!! Thanks!~

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  190. I am a new follower. I am being sponsored by Quilt Taffy, those wonderful ladies. I am a follower of you and a follower of Jennie. So glad I found this campaign.

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  191. I follow over at Clover and Violet, and here, and I'm a QUILTER :)

    I haven't tried embroidery, but those projects are just beautiful! And I would love to have a hand project to take-along with me . . . maybe I'll try it for my next quilt label. And the Clover & Violet blog is wonderful, I'll have to spend some time over there :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  192. I am a quilter! A great post - I already follow both blogs :) I would love to do some stitching on my big WIP, my wedding quilt - and now I'm totally inspired!

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  193. BEAUTIFUL GIVEAWAY!
    HAPPILY FOLLOWING JENNIE!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  194. My first love is cross stitch and embroidery. I was looking for different ways to display when I thought of trying quilts. Funny how stitchers are stitchers no matter what their first love is

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  195. I am a quilter sponsored by Jane's Fabrics. I also became a follower of Jennie's blog and have been a follower of yours. I love to do embroidery work and have just finished the "Over the River" quilt top by Crabapple Hill. It relaxes me after a days work.

    lsandes@comcast.net

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