Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Welcome to the Q.I. Spring Giveaway !

~The Giveaway is now closed ! Thank you to everyone who entered. The winners will be drawn at random and their names will be announced tomorrow, Monday, March 11 !
Welcome to the Q.I. Spring Giveaway !  Below, you'll see the list of free prizes which are available for you to win !  Please post a brief comment in the comments section below the prize list, and we'll enter your name in the Giveaway. The Giveaway ends at midnight, Saturday, March 9.  Please make sure that we are able to contact you via e-mail, and we'll mail out your prize free of charge.  Many thanks to each reader who writes a comment below.

The Romance of Double Wedding Ring Quilts by Robert Bishop plus Hoffman batik fabric.


Truly a collector's item, this hardbound edition of The Romance of Double Wedding Ring Quilts served as a research tool for Quilt Inspiration's recent popular articles on this beloved old pattern.  Author Robert Bishop was a director of the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City. This book has photos of quilts collected by the author; as a bonus, the book contains patterns and instructions by Carter Houck for six quilts: Classic Double Wedding Ring, Indian Wedding Ring or Pickle Dish, Golden Wedding Ring, Amish Nine Patch Wedding Ring, Friendship Knot, and Wedding Ring Bouquet.  We're adding two fat quarters of Hoffman batik fabric to help you with the construction of your heirloom quilt !

$10.00 Gift Card to Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts


Jo-Ann is a U.S.A. big-box sewing and crafts retailer who sells a large number of sewing notions and quilt-making items. They are a great store for buying scissors, rulers, rotary cutters, and anything else that a quilt-maker's heart desires. If you live in the U.S.A, you can use your gift card in a Jo-Ann store, over the telephone, or on the internet to make a purchase.

If you live outside the U.S.A.,  please let us know when you write your comment. If you win, we'll arrange for you to receive another cool prize from this Giveaway !

Word Play Quilts by Tonya Ricucci plus Hoffman batik fabric


Here's a wonderful, colorful way to create quilts with words on them, using Tonya's fabric-piecing methods, The letters are sewn together, rather than appliqued on top of the quilt. This book is full of fun photos and ideas for creating some very unique and original designs. Along with Tonya's book, we're adding two fat quarters of top brand-name batik fabric to help get you started.

Flower Show Quilts by Lynn Ann Majidimehr plus Hoffman batik fabric


Do you love the look of dazzling eye-candy garden quilts using applique on top of a patchwork background?   Here are  10 applique projects, all of which feature show-stopping florals: spider mums, orchids, poppies, lilies, 2 different clematis variations, iris, dahlias, and 2 summer medleys. Finished quilt sizes vary from one table runner (shown in 3 colorations) to wall-hangings (all around 36x36) to lap-size (the largest is 51x68.5). These are sizes that can be easily quilted on any domestic-arm sewing machine. Lynn Ann's book includes clear, detailed instructions, along with great ideas for quilting. We're adding beautiful top-quality batik fabric in lavender and yellow sprinkled with aqua-blue raindrops for extra "inspiration.

Tiptoe Through the Tulips quilt pattern by Joe Wood of ThimbleCreek Quilt Shop plus Hoffman batik fabric


Designer Joe Wood writes,  "This is a great quilt pattern to use your stash of florals !  The white chain ties it all together- like ribbon on a package ! It's the perfect quilt to pull out and use as winter turns to spring. It's quick and easy to make.  Happy spring ! "  Included in this prize are two fat quarters of pretty Hoffman batiks to add to your fabric collection. 

Scaredy Cat quilt pattern by Joe Wood of ThimbleCreek Quilt Shop plus Hoffman batik fabric


You can make this adorable, whimsical quilt pattern for Halloween, or just delete the pumpkins, add some more stars and sew it as an all-season  tribute to your favorite kitty cat.  We're including a half yard of vibrant  Hoffman 1895 Bali handpaint fabric, which is enough for the fence, some stars, or some pinwheels.

Now it's your turn to enter the Giveaway !  We'd love to hear from you in the comments section below. 

105 comments:

  1. What an awesone giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! And thanks for all the inspiration you share!

    Nancy in Denver
    nkadenver at Yahoo.com

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  2. Spring is in the air and I'm singing a happy tune over your wonderful giveaways. Here's my dilema? Would I rather tip toe through the tulips, be a scaredy cat in a flower show garden or at Joann's, become a romantic or just play with words. What's to lose ~

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  3. what lovely prizes! That darker purple Hoffman batik is gorgeous. I'm off to go look for that one, now.

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  4. I enjoy reading your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. This is so exiting. I have been wanting to make a DWR. I even have the templates from Marti Michell, I just have to find the time!

    Kerstin
    kesquilts@gmail.com

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  6. What a fabulous giveaway - thanks!
    I'm in the UK

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  7. What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for all the work you do--this is such a pretty site to visit.

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  8. I have just found your blog and am avidly trying to read past posts. What a great give away--I have been fascinated by words on quilts and fabrics. Tonya's book looks intriging. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. Love the giveaway! Love every book and fabric, but specially Flower show quilts!
    Thank you!

    I live in the Netherlands.

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  10. Your blog is so colorful and inspiring. And now a giveaway. It doesn't get any better than this.

    Cathy R
    islandcat98 at yahoo dot com

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  11. Great giveaway. It's all wonderful stuff, but I'm particularly partial to Word Play Quilts. Have been wanting to try that for a while now. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  12. Wow, that's a lot of prizes! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! Something for everyone.

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  14. Nice giveaway prizes. I like that Flower Show Quilt book.

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  15. Thanks for this great giveaway. I really love your blog full of ideas, inspiration and patterns. I live in France and already have Word Play Quilts book (just in case...)

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  16. Always lots of inspiration here - thank you.

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  17. Thanks for the terrific giveaway. Good luck to all.

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  18. What a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  19. thanks for your beautiful blog and for this great giveaway
    I live in France

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  20. Thanks for your generous giveaway - truly something for everyone.

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  21. Thanks for a chance in your awesome giveaway!

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway (Flower Power, preferred) - thanks even more for your addictive blog!

    chil@swbell.net

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  23. Shirley sascott4@hotmail.comMarch 5, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    I just love DWR quilts, they are lovely. Just received yesterday the Accuquilt dies. Can't wait to start it. Would love to be a winner of any of these prizes though. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway.

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  24. Thanks for the chance at your great giveaway ! I live in Canada , thanks again.

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  25. You are truly an inspiration and I check your site everyday. Thanks for your contributions to the Quilting World and your wonderful giveaways!

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  26. I really enjoy your website. Thanks for the chance for a giveaway!
    Marshaellen@comcast.net

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  27. Love to visit for all the inspiration and patterns....Wonderful giveway

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  28. What A Wonderful Giveaway & follow up to all the gorgeous Wedding Ring Quilts you've posted recently! And I'm a big fan of Joe Woods designs and the ThimbleCreek Store! What Fun!
    nancieannequiltz@gmail.com

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  29. Great list of prizes!! What a generous giveaway too - how do you do it!!??? amycav at hotmail dot com

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  30. I'm a fairly new quilter. I love to see the eye candy you create and dream of doing it my self one day. I'm getting my skills into better shape slowly but surely. I know very soon I can attempt one of the these masterpieces.

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  31. Thank you for this giveaway! There are several books from my wish list - if I were to win one I'd have more money to spend on fabrics .....
    Regina in Quebec, Canada

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  32. What a great give away - thanks or the opportunity to win

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  33. Great giveaway! Your wedding ring series inspired me to make my own bed runner!

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  34. Oh My God!!! What a bunch of lovely prizes!!! I live in Sweden and I hope to win :) I follow your blog and I loved the posts about wedding rings. That´s such a great pattern!
    Gun, Sweden.
    gun@lapp.se

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  35. Lots of fun things! Thanks for giving us the chance to win.

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  36. You bring us wonderful reviews and links to patterns all year, and now you're icing the cake with a giveaway week! Thanks so much for your wonderful blog - one of the first ones I found on the net!

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  37. Thanks for a great giveaway! I would love to win the The Romance of Double Wedding Ring book since I've been itching to make a Golden Wedding Ring Quilt since seeing it in one of your Wedding Ring Quilt round-ups!

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  38. Thanks for your great site, and I'd love to win Word Play Quilts, I live in New Zealand. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  39. Thanks for all the great information you have on your blog.

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  40. Quilt Inspiration, indeed! Because my daughter is a bride-to-be, I have been following the recent DWR postings with great interest. And, of course, The Romance of Double Wedding Ring Quilts definitely got my attention, and am so happy to participate in this giveaway opportunity! Thanks so much for keeping us regularly inspired!!

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  41. Great giveaway! I've seen a couple of these books and they are great. Thanks so much!

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  42. The wedding ring book looks wonderful. I am planning to this pattern with Hoffman batiks; my favourite source for batiks.

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  43. Beautiful quilts and fabric and great patterns and books! thanks!!!!

    mnumme@sluggy.net

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  44. All of those prizes look wonderful and full of inspiration! Thank you for the chance!

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  45. grazie per il giveaway! bellissimi quilt, bellissimo blog e bellissimi pattern!
    sono una fanatica del DWR

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  46. dimenticavo la mia email:
    centofla.patch@tiscali.it

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  47. Thank you for giving me a chance to win some wonderful gifts.

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  48. what a great giveaway...sure hope to win...never have on a giveaway though.

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  49. Hi there,
    thank you for this chance. The bookes and gifts look very nice.
    Greatings from Doris

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  50. Mariann Koop-McMahonMarch 5, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    I was so spellbound by the last wedding ring article that I signed up for your blog and sent the link to all the members of my guild... and now a giveaway! I just added you to my work computer bar for sanity breaks. :)

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  51. I love your site! lovely ideas! What an awesone giveaway, thanks for the chance to win! And thanks for all the inspiration you share!


    http://gloriasquilt.blogspot.se/

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  52. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway. I love your blog and the quilts are absolutely beautiful.

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  53. I have enjoyed your blog, and in particular your recent series on the wedding ring block and its variations. Please keep up the good work! The pictures are wonderful.

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  54. What a great way to celebrate spring! As usual, lots of quilt inspiration there.

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  55. Inspirational site for sure. Would use all of the prizes.

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  56. Thanks so much for some great prizes. I would love the chance to enter. I am from Australia where it is Autumn.

    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  57. neenajack@sbcglobal.net.
    Thanks for the chance to win. Great prizes. Neena

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  58. Wow,what a wonderful way to welcome Spring.From spain,thanks you for the chance to win!!

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  59. I would be happy with any of the giveaways (although I already own the Tonya Ricucci, but I could give the extra copy to my guild or a friend). I read your blog regularly and often paste the images you've selected into my Modern Quilt Guild FB page. Thanks for doing such a great job. Julie

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  60. Well, I don't live in the states but I have plenty of kids there to visit and sure wouldn't mind something like that waiting for me!
    Thanks for the opportunity and your inspiring posts.

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  61. WOW, awesome giveaway! I've been eyeing that Word Play books for awhile now!

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  62. A wonderful selection of prizes. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  63. What a great selection of prizes. I wouldn't mind any of them if I was lucky to win. Thank you for the chance to enter. BTW I'm in Australia.

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  64. I really enjoyed the recent articles on Wedding Ring quilts. I had no idea there were so many variations! Thanks

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  65. Some great books and patterns and beautiful fabrics too. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  66. Greetings from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Your blog is such a great source of inspiration. Thank you for a chance to win such awesome prizes!

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  67. I have almost bought that flower show quilts book multiple times...I love how she combines traditional backgrounds with the applique flowers in the foregrounds.

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  68. Wow, what a nice list of give away's, thanks for the chance

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  69. Such great books and patterns. I have been buying books more often now and these would be a woonnddeerrffuullll addition. 3bakergirls.com

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  70. Hi!!! Wow!!!! Great give aways!!!! Thanks for the fun chance to win!!!!

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  71. Oh, I'd love to win Romance of the Wedding Ring Quilts, or Words to quilt, or Flower show quilts - what a great giveaway from one of my favorite blogs.

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  72. Marina y Daryl no tengo espacio mental ni tiempo para poder hacer todo lo que su asombroso blog me enseña,Gracias.
    Me maravilla internet y que las haya encontrado.Vivo en América del Sur ,en Buenos Aires,Cariños.

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  73. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! Greeting from Malaysia!!

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  74. Thank you for the fun chance to win a wonderful prize!!

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  75. Outside the USA - Downunder Aussie here ;0)
    Fabulous books and the reviews are as interesting as the eye candy covers.
    Flower Show Quilts would be my favourite BUT that Hoffman Batik (second piece) showing next to Word Play Quilts and also Tiptoe Through the Tulips
    has me drooling LOL

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  76. What a great opportunity - thank you. If I should win and have the choice, I would prefer the Flower Quilt or Tip Toe through the Tulips. Thank you again!! :-)

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  77. What fun, aren't you generous! Would love to win anything!

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  78. Thank you for such a generous giveaway! I love your sight and all your inspiration. Thank you!

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  79. So many wonderful prizes! Anytime I need a new pattern this site is the first place I look. Thanks for inspiring, and helping to use up that stash!
    podunkpretties@gmail.com

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  80. I'm so glad I don't have to pick a favorite prize - they're all wonderful! Your blog is so appropriately named - it is always so inspiring. Thanks for all you do.

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  81. This blog is one of my favorites because you provide so many ideas and beautiful quilts to inspire us. Thanks for all the color and pattern.
    Hope I win the cat pattern!
    Donna in SC

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  82. I always enjoy your inspiration - thanks!

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  83. Thanks for the fun giveaway!
    dhrbaker@yahoo.com

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  84. What a wonderful giveaway! I really enjoyed the double wedding ring inspiration..Beautiful!

    Bari

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  85. Love this blog!!! The name of the blog says it all, you are truly an INSPIRATION for quilters -- thanks for all you do. Sandy.call@usa.net

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  86. I keep this blog on my favoriets bar so I will not forget to check you out each day!

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  87. Thanks for the great blog and all of the inspiration! I check in every few days to see what is new. Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  88. Thanks for the great opportunity! Love your blog, inspiring every time :))

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  89. Loved the Wedding Ring series. Neat prizes available for the giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win. blborntrager@att.net

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  90. WOW! I have just found your blog today, and being a complete NOOB quilter, I love how you have so many free quilting patterns available for, well, like, FREE! This makes it so much easier for quilting NOOBs like me to get started in what is fast becoming an obsession, without forking out an absolute fortune in dollars for patterns that end up being so ridiculously complicated that even the most experienced quilter would throw their hands up in defeat. Thank you! :D

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  91. Wow, what wonderful prizes. Really enjoyed the info on wedding ring quilts - was referred by a friend. rjoehnk@txwinet.com

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  92. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. I love DWR and have made one, I am thinking about starting another.
    I love your Inspirations. great eye candy. Thank you.

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  93. So fun! thanks for the giveaway.

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  94. What a great list of prizes! I've never won a giveaway...maybe this will be the first!

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  95. What a wonderful giveaway!
    I so enjoyed the double wedding inspirations.

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  96. Great giveaway! I made a DWR quilt last year and fell in love with the process. Would love to see others.

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  97. Love the giveaways. New girl from the UK.

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  98. What fabulous prizes! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  99. I have enjoyed reading your blog, particularly the recent series on the wedding ring pattern. The variations of this pattern is fascinating!

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  100. Thanks for the chance to win someone is going to be very happy.

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  101. wedding ring, flower quilt, the use of the quilted words, all on my to do wishlist, thanks for this great give away, living in Belgium, jo . tijskens at skynet . be

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  102. Love your blog! Love your patterns! Love your prizes!

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