Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fabric Fest Blog Hop Tour - and a giveaway!

Welcome to my stop on the Riley Blake Designs' Fabric Fest Blog Hop Tour with another giveaway!
UFO to Go - a Portable Design Wall



If you are new here, Hi! I'm Deonn. For just over two years, the folks at Riley Blake have allowed me to play with their fabric, write monthly tutorials, shoot "How To" videos for their website, and teach Make & Take projects at Quilt Market.  Love this company ~ the people and their products, and I am sooo looking forward to what is sure to be a fantastic Fabric Fest!

I get a little giddy thinking about sharing four blissful days sewing and quilting with not only my friends at Riley Blake, Jina and Cindy and a few of their designers ~ Amanda, Lila, Sandra, Sue, Bonnie, Lori, etc.,  and I'm also looking forward to making new friends and hanging out with fabulous, iconic women of the quilting and sewing world, including Nancy Ziemann and Eleanor Burns!

I noticed that there were technical difficulties on Eleanor's featured hop day, so I thought I'd share a little blip about her impact on the quilting world as we know it today, described in her biography HERE.  Plus, Eleanor and I, we're like BFFs... she's a kick!


Sewing Expo, Puyallup, WA 2010  with Eleanor Burns
(My favorite ruler - the 9-1/2" Triangle Square-Up Ruler from Quilt in a Day)
Eleanor:  "We designed these rulers just for you...
Me:  for me??
Eleanor:  ...teachers."
AccuQuilt Go! Retreat and Barn Quilt Party, Fremont, NE 2011, book signing.
Complete with flying pig.

At the RBD Warehouse last year, Salt Lake City, UT.
Here I'm confessing that I'm a devoted stalker fan.
Yes, that's her signature on my ruler, again!
We've hung out together at Quilt Market a few times...
Making a Rosebud Wristlet pincushion, RBD Make & Take station, Houston, TX 2012
Getting a personal demo of Eleanor's fast Flying Geese.

Trying out Hexagami Flowers with her arm in a sling. That's perseverance!
RBD Make & Take station, Portland, OR, 2013.
Oh, yes, and my classes?
I'm thrilled to be teaching the Make & Take classes, featuring Riley Blakes' fabulous laminated cotton fabric.

Make & Take project supplies will be provided for each attendee, and we'll sew a terrific sewing kit ensemble I call Snippets.  These include 1) Jina's Laminated Bag,  2) UFO to GO Portable Design Wall, and several other quick projects for the sewing room; 3) Needlenook, 4) Scissor Pocket, and  5) Rosebud Wristlet pincushion made with coordinating prints and notions.  (Look for a bit of Chevron in the kits!)  Doesn't this sound like fun??  Even the sewing machines will be provided for the classes!  (Thanks, BabyLock!)  Sewing bliss indeed.  Be sure to sign up for your session.

Building Blocks
And due to popular demand from newbie quilters, we've added Quilt School, a class specifically geared for new quilters, or anyone who wants to improve their basic quilting skills. We'll piece several "Building Blocks" in class, which will include quick, fun tips, tricks and tools to simplify the process.  We'll learn how to "grow" a quilt, and finish up with a terrific binding demo.  Since it was added recently, this class still has openings.
Quilt School - Pieceful Beginnings
And finally, the giveaway!  Would you like to try out some laminate fabric?  I'll be giving away 1/2 yard of chevron laminate plus a stack of six coordinating fat quarters.  That's enough to make the sewing kit ensemble plus all of the sampler building blocks if you so choose.  The winner will also receive one of Eleanor's 6-1/2" Triangle Square-Up rulers.  Sew fun!  Leave a comment below telling one of your favorite quilty things to do in the Summertime!  Winner will be selected on Saturday, June 29th at 9am, MST.

I hope to see you at Fabric Fest!  You can see more details and REGISTER HERE <<  And be sure to check out the other classes and teachers listed below!

Happy Sewing,

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Wednesday, June 5
Jina Barney of Riley Blake Designs
Thursday, June 6
Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet
 Friday, June 7
Elizabeth and Liz Evans of Simple Simon & Co
Saturday, June 8
Nancy Zieman/Deanna Springer of Nancy Zieman.com/blog/
Monday, June 10
Melissa Mortenson of The Polka Dot Chair 
Tuesday, June 11
Carolina Moore of Always Expect Moore
Wednesday, June 12
Paige Hill of Riley Blake Designs, Jennifer of Tatertots and Jello,
Becky & Kari of U-Create
Thursday, June 13
Amanda Herring of The Quilted Fish
Friday, June 14
Kim Christopherson & Kris Thurgood of My Girlfriends Quilt Shoppe
Saturday, June 15
Bonnie Bailey on Riley Blake Designs
 Monday, June 17
Lila Tueller of Lila Tueller Designs
Tuesday, June 18
Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter
Wednesday, June 19
Lindsay Wilkes of The Cottage Mama
Thursday, June 20
Sue Daley of Sue Daley Designs
Friday, June 21
Eleanor Burns/ Sue Bouchard of Quilt in a Day
Saturday, June 22
Jenny Doan, Natalie, & Sarah of Missouri Star Quilt Company
 Monday, June 24
Andrea Goddard of And I Sew
Tuesday, June 25
Becky, Brooke, Jamie, Kirsten, & Nikkala of The Crafting Chicks
Wednesday, June 26
> Deonn Stott of Quiltscapes <
 Thursday, June 27
Sandy Workman of Pine Mountain Designs
Friday, June 28
Sydney Haglund of Memory Quilt Maker

UPDATE:  Contest closed and winner selected

202 comments:

  1. One of my favorite quilt things for the summer is visiting my Mom. With three kids now, it is hard to find "me" time. So when we visit, I have that sewing time. My Mom is a fabulous quilter and the kids love to snuggle under her quilts! I also get to raid her fat quarter stash and spy on what her latest project is. Visiting quilt shops together is a blast and getting her help on quilts (she quilts them for me) is a great benefit!

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  2. Summer si a great time to get out and go visit new quilt & fabric shops and rediscover old ones too. Also my sister and I like to visit the antique and thrift shops in hopess of spying old quilts. And it is also a great time for small hand sewing in the car as we are out and about a lot more.

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  3. My favorite summer quilting to-do is quilting with my sister for a week. We both take off from busy lifes, pick a project to quilt and meet up away from homes, husbands and busyness to just quilt, just relax, and did I say just quilt.

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  4. When we go on vacation I love to visit local quilt shops - I found some amazing fabric on some of these out of the way places! My BFF and I also like to drive around and look for quilt barns!

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  5. We usually visit family in the summer & it's a great chance to find new quilt shops. Thanks.

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  6. My favorite summer quilting thingy is to sit outside on my deck (at my little Jersey shore get-away) with my sewing maching & start piecing whatever project I have at the moment. Then I get to do the 2 things I love most - quilt & relax down the shore! Thanks so much for the chance to win. Wish I could be there for your classes. :) Debby

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  7. Desde España.Lo mejor del verano es pasar quince dias con la familia,hermanos,hermanas y una cuñada y por supuesto con los niños, diez niñ@s,alquilamos una casa grande cerca de la playa y todos los años vamos a un lugar diferente.Son días muy divertidos.

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  8. Why, visit new quilt shops of course! Cannot wait to see and meet you and the other instructors in September!

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  9. I like to visit new quilt shops.
    Shawn

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  10. This is only my second summer as a quilter and last year I was looking at patterns and trying to decide what to make. Maybe this year I will visit some quilt shops.

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  11. I love to quilt anytime and summer is no different. But I spend a couple of months in the summer getting all the entries I want to send to the state fair ready. Then I sit back and just enjoy quilting. Thanks for the contest.

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  12. My favorite quilty thing to do in the summer is try new blocks and patterns. That way when winter rolls around I can take my new found knowledge and make a quilt.

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  13. That laminated fabric looks great. I love to visit new quilt shops when we travel. Thanks fir the chance to win!

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  14. I have my WIP bag (courtesy of your #2UFO to go tutorial) set up for hexagons and hopefully I will get some rays at a beach this summer, just took it to the lake a few days ago.

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  15. In the summer, working on hand projects while in the car or at the lake is my favorite thing to do!

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  16. I have already discovered a new quilt shop while visiting Lakeside, OH and will be doing more of that kind of exploring as the summer progresses.

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  17. I love to take abstract pictures and try to figure out how to make them into quilts during the summer months.

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  18. I like having my daughters visit and doing a quilt project with them. Nothing better.

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  19. I like to take my portable sewing kit full of hexies wherever I go, nothing better than sitting in the park enjoying the sunshine and making hexies!

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  20. Due to health issues I stay in my AC house and sew or quilt all summer. Hope to start on Christmas gifts soon.

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  21. I sew with my grandchildren. 2 finished a bag last week, 1 is almost ready to sew her quilt together, 2(boys)are making camouflage capes and 3 still have projects to start. I really love to see them get excited about something they created. Thanks.

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  22. That class at Fabric Fest will be so amazing -sadly I won't be there. In the summer I like to sew with vintage sheets and make quilt tops ready to quilt and bind in the winter, I can't bind a quilt on my lap in the summer - way too hot!

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  23. There is nothing better than spending the days sewing a new quilt top - with a couple of weeks off every summer, that is what I most love to do.

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  24. HELLO, LOVE TO TAKE A LITTLE BAG OF HEXIES ON HAND TO WORK ON+VISITING NEW QUILT SHOPS IS THE BEST! THANKS FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  25. I love to design and make quilt during the summer. I do this to stay out of the heat.

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  26. My favorite summer quilty fun is to try making a fun summer quilt with bright colors and a simple pattern! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  27. My favorite summer quilts fun is to visit new q hilt shops on our travels and to go to retreats. I made your UFO To Go for a friend and she loves it. Thanks for all of the how to videos you make.

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  28. What a fabulous class you have lined up Deonn. I would be thrilled to take yours. I sure wish I were able to go to Fabric Fest, but it's not possible for a few reasons. I hope you all have a blast.

    In the summer my quilty things don't change much other than I tend to spend more time organizing during the summer time than other times of the year for some reason. I'm not sure why, but I get 'that bug' ya know. I sure hope it hits me soon because I can't find my cutting table OR sewing table right now. Before two weeks ago I was kinda stuck as I had run out of my storage containers I use from The Container Store which is about 1 1/2 hrs from our house but hubby nicely fixed that problem when he drove through that area after returning one of my sons back to MI where he is doing his externship after completing law school. YAY. Great hubby I have. Sadly, those containers are now cluttering the living room because the urge to clear my room up hasn't struck me yet. LOL

    But, the other quilty thing I do each summer is start planning Christmas presents and ideas of what to make and start collecting all those items to prepare to start getting those things completed, or at least started.

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  29. Wow, I can't wait for Fabric Fest!!! I find it too hot to do much sewing during the summer. With the great weather I spend my time on the golf course and camping. Oh, the life!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win such an awesome prize, good luck everybody!!!

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  30. I love to look at fabric....anywhere I can!

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  31. I love to plan & sew Christmas quilt gifts during the summer. When the weather is hot, it helps me feel cooler to work with the Christmas-y fabrics!

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  32. I have several family members with birthdays in the summer and I like to make them quilts or quilted pillows for gifts! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  33. I don't do a lot of quilting in the summer - too warm in my craft room and too much to do elsewhere. It's more of a winter activity to me

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  34. For me anttime of the year is qood for me to sew. When we our on vacation I even take my machine

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  35. Oh I would say takin a quilt out on the lawn for a picnic :) Thanks for the giveaway!
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  36. I am (still) working on zip bags and potholders to use as Christmas gifts -- my favorite thing about the summer quilting is that I'm not already late in getting it done! :)

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  37. Favorite quilty thing for summer? I live in Indiana - HUMIDITY. I also have asthma. So, when summer weather becomes more than I can handle I go to my basement and quilt and can. I have my quilting machine and a canning kitchen down there. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  38. One of my favorite quilty things to do in the summer is to do hand sewing (applique or binding) on the porch. Sitting outside is a luxury that we only have for about half the year in Wisconsin. Thanks so much for this great giveaway. I've never sewn with laminates and I would love to try it!

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  39. I enjoy making jeans quilts in the summer for all the great picnics and camping.

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  40. In the summer, I love to have a family picnic on a handmade quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. I love to make gifts for Christmas. Many little bags to fill with all kinds of wonderful things.

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  42. I love to quilt early in the morning as the sun is coming up on Saturday mornings.

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  43. I don't have a certain favorite thing per se, but right now, I'm making two baby quilts for two of my daughter's teachers. Super fun!

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  44. Oh the Fabric Fest sounds like so much fun!
    I have never sewn with laminates before and I see a lot of potential!
    My new favorite summer Quilty event is my local quilt show in Payson, Peteetneet Quilt Show. I've been attending the last few years, and this year, I entered two of my quilts. It was my first show entering, and I won an honorable mention!

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  45. I confess that my favorite thing is to hit up Quilt Works' semi-annual clearance sale in mid-July. After that, it's pet my fabric in the comfort of an air-conditioned house (considering the temps are routinely around 100F).

    Fawn

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  46. I like to go quilt shop hopping in the summer-no coats to worry with.

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  47. Shop hops with friends is one of my favorite quilty things to do in the summertime!

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  48. I am just about to return to the US and attending fabric fest in the coming years tops my list of things to do for sure!! I can't say I do something different over then summer - I love to be quilty all year long. I do try to get started on those holiday projects I aspire to complete in time as well as gifts for my nieces and nephew - almost all of their birthdays are over the winter months.

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  49. I love to do English paper piecing on the porch on summer nights!

    Thanks!

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  50. When I travel, I like to visit the local quilt shops.

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  51. I love to quilt and piece any time of the year!

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  52. My favorite quilty thing to do this summer is to teach my daughter to see/quilt.

    rainadelrio@cox.net

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  53. I tend to like to do small projects - pincushions, housewares, etc. Too hot to manipulate a full size quilt!

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  54. I plan to finish up my flying geese baby quilt for my new granddaughter.

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  55. I like to do mostly piecing quilt tops in the summer because once the quilt is all sandwiched it is hot, heavy, and I don't enjoy holding it to bind when the temps are high.

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  56. Stopping at any quilting store when traveling. My husband is so understanding.

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  57. We participate in a cultural event every summer called Tribal Canoe Journey. It is a revitalization of Northwest Coast Tribal traditions. We paddle a Native canoe for two weeks. Upon reaching our destination, this year is Quinault, a huge celebration takes place for a week. During that week a potlatch is held where large amounts of gifts are given to honor the paddlers, the elders, the children, the visitors, etc. I like to make as many baby quilts as I can to give to the youngest child in each Canoe family that comes.

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  58. I love visiting different shops during the summer when visiting friends and family!

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  59. Hello again! I'm looking forward to visiting lots of local quilt shops while I'm road-tripping around Minnesota, the Dakotas, Idaho and Montana this summer.

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  60. My favorite thing to do in the summer is being outdoors. Hiking, biking, kayaking, camping - I love it all. But when it gets too hot to be outdoors I enjoy sewing projects in the air conditioning.

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  61. In the summer I like to design new quilts and piece blocks. It's usually to warm here to do much hand quilting as I quilt with a lap frame. If I can get things pieced together, then I can quilt in the winter.

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  62. One of my favorite quilty things to do every summer and fall is the shop hops that we have in Utah. The shops are great and they have wonderful ideas.



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  63. I'm working on a Christmas Quilt Block of the Month quilt with my sewing center quilt club. So much fun!

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  64. In the summer I love to work with bright colours. I love portable projects - anything I can bring out into the garden while I watch my boys play, tor pop into my bag to bring with on day trips and holidays.

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  65. my favorite summer quilty thing is to have blocks cut out and bag them with everything i need including a cup of coffee, and sitting on the porch piecing quilt blocks and enjoying nature. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  66. I love making little quilted beach totes during the summer. I would love to make some sort of sun mat or nice little quilted mat to sit on while the kids play in the sand.


    confessionsofatwinmom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. I enjoy making pillows in the summer - quick and cheery!

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  68. I'm a handbag maker.. or a tote.. or a purse... or a bag... or a clutch, etc., etc., etc.!

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  69. With a teenage son attending football camps the past 2 summers, I spend most of my time traveling to colleges with him, BUT I do hunt pretty fabrics while we are on the road - love finding something I just HAVE to have or scoring a bargain!!! Then when school starts back I'm ready to do the serious sewing.

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  70. In the summer I'm glad my quilt room is in the basement...so I can there and cool off while quilting.

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  71. Visiting the shop hops here in Utah is my favorite quilts thing to do in the summer. Always lots of inspiration for new projects.

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  72. When we are having a beautiful summer like this one - lots of sun and warm temperatures (rare here in Alaska) - I want to be outside - so why not take out the sewing machine and do some quilting in the backyard? The downside - getting distracted by the beauty around me - but using some gorgeous fabric helps me stay focused! Love those Riley Blake designs!

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  73. I'm trying to convince my husband that I "NEED" to attend Fabric Fest! I enjoy the tutorials from Riley Blake on Utube.

    My favorite sewing projects this summer have been: sewing a Pirate Matey's quilt for my son, I'm currently making the Sunshine quilt with cute dresdens. Next, I'm going to make the Lots of Dots quilt using Lori Holt's circle template rulers. I love Riley Blake fabric! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  74. One of my favourite things to do is some hand stitching - maybe hexies , while sitting on the swing seat in the garden!

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  75. I like to get organizing done in the summer so I can quilt my heart out when the kids go back to school.

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  76. Summer gives me time to get together with my daughter and her friends - summer school vacation (most are teachers). They get a sitter (usually one of the grandma's)for all the wee ones and come and sew, raid my stash, eat, and just enjoy some non-kid time.

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  77. I love to get my quilt tops done and my quilts machine quilted so that when winter comes I can do all of my binding! Binding under a warm quilt is best for the winter.

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  78. I love to spend the summertime quilting and stocking up on yummy fabrics for my stash.

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  79. I hate, hate, hate the heat and mosquitoes, so summer is a great time for sewing and making quilty things. :)

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  80. I love to quilt and embroider when we go camping at the river. To sit out under the trees at the river is pure bliss! This year I am taking my "new" old hand crank sewing machine. Awesome giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  81. Since I am a school teacher, and classes start at 7:15 am, I get to work by 6am-which means I am in bed by 9-9:30, 9 months out of 12. Summer means I get to stay up later-which gives me time to work on quilting--or I will get up early(6am) and work on projects while the house is still quiet. I love taking my machine onto the deck out back, which is under a large shady tree and overlooks a small urban farm.

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  82. I love to look up fabric and quilting shops in the area whilst I'm on holiday. It's always good to find new ones.

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  83. One of my favorite summer quilty things is a Christmas QAL that I joined in on fours year ago. One weekend a month I sew with online quilters like myself. It's always fun and I am amazed what I accomplish when we show off our finishes in December.

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  84. This is a fabulous giveaway - thank you!!! In the summertime I like to visit different quilt shops when we go on vacation. I find so many cute shops with different fabrics and it's so inspiring.

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  85. I started planning out some smaller quilts projects for the summer because it's so hot here in Texas. I'm hoping to complete some placemats and a table runner!

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  86. I have been known to take my sewing machine out to the backyard patio table and do some work. Something about the sunshine and fresh air seems to really kick my sewing skills in to gear!

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  87. One of my favorite quilty things to do this summer is go to a quilt show to shop, see some gorgeous quilts, and take a class!

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  88. I love all the street rod trips we take, not for the car shows, but for the adventure of finding and shopping at new quilt shops! Seeing how creative each shop is in sewing up and displaying their fabrics into something to make me think I need more fabric! Oh, they are Good! Oh, did I mention, we have to locate the wineries too!

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  89. I love going to the different fabric stores in my area. Especially my favorite one which is on the cutest little town square. I also love to spend summer days sewing while my son plays outside :)

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  90. I love to go to the beach in the summer. I love sand in my toes and sun on my face. There's not much better in this world.

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  91. I like to visit quilt shops wherever we travel.

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  92. I stay inside and sew. It's too hot here to go outside!

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  93. ohhh I so wish I was your side of the pond, I tend to EPP during the school hols, something I can take with me wherever we are

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  94. I'm new to sewing and quilting. I've been drooling over the Riley Blake laminated cottons! My favorite thing right now is trying to master the Dresden!

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  95. Sewing with my daughters! And summer fabric sales. Thanks!

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  96. Summertime is THE only time besides Christmas that I get to quilt. I love, love, love getting my sewing machine out.

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  97. I love driving out on sunny days to visit new (to me) quilt stores then returning home with my new fabric and drooling on it and then turning it into something yummy!

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  98. I love getting to quilt with the window open and the breeze blowing in and having a lot more natural light later in the day!

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  99. I have just found the joy of quilting. How I wish I could be at Fabric Fest this fall to enjoy the wonderful world of fabrics and classes. I have my sewing set up in my living room so I can watch the birds and squirrels at the feeder. I have seven cats that help me tremendously with my quilting; they must inspect my work and express their acceptance of what I am doing. How I want more time to enjoy this new craft.

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  100. I try to get started on Christmas gifts as well as have decided to make as many quilt tops as I can when I'm not busy doing things with the family. Thanks for a chance to win a wonderful giveaway!

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  101. I do red work during the summer months and get started on making little Christmas items. Thanks for the chance to win

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  102. Its a busy time of birthdays and anniversaries and even a new baby or two...plenty of reasons for quilting!

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  103. I love to get together with my friends and quilt!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  104. I love doing the shop hops when my daughter visits!

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  105. It's all about the hand sewing in the summer for me! Right now I have a little hexy project going on. Super fun!

    thepaulsons (at) gmail (dot) com

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  106. Summertime means quilt shows. I'm headed off to Quilt Odyssey in Hershey, PA next month and I can't wait.

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  107. I'm not sure--I just recently started quilting, but have been sewing clothes for about 3 or so years....

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  108. When I go back home to MN, I like checking out local quilt shops.

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  109. I wish I had more time in the summer to sew, but usually it's little handiwork. This summer it's hexagons. I would love to win some fabric. Thanks for the chance.

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  110. It's too hot in Australia to do "hard core" quilting in summer, so I piece little 1.5 inch hexagons with dreams of making an entirely hand pieced, hand quilted queen size quilt one day.

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  111. I love taking hand sewing projects with me on car trips and camping - that's when I get my bindings all sewn down!

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  112. As a teacher, I have summers off and I enjoy making all the projects I've been dreaming of making all school year.

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  113. My sister and I are attempting to visit all the quilt shops along the Oregon coast.

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  114. I really wish I could go to Fabric Fest....so many wonderful things to see and do and wonderful people to meet! I live down south where summers are hot and humid so for me that means a lot of hand work like EPP and embroidery. When we go on vacation I make sure I know where all the local quilt shops are. Thank you! anglanouette(at)gmail(dot)com

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  115. I've only been quilting for 2 years but I think I enjoy making quilts any time! I have made several summer blankets this spring, no batting just the top and the back. I just started a grey and yellow quilt top today. thank you for the great giveaways! :)

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  116. It is less than 10 degrees Celsius here and pouring rain (It is winter in Australia) but if it were a nice summer day I would be looking forward to sitting in the shade of a Big Tree in my Friend Deidre's garden stitching and chatting and sharing our love of all things fabric and thread as she and other women in our little group teach my sister and I the arts they have been learning and perfecting for decades.

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  117. Summer is my time to start on Christmas. I find if I don't then I will be pulling long hours in December. A set to include table runner, placemats, mug rugs, pot holders, hot pads for someone special

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  118. Well, my favorite summer quilty thing is Christmas quilting. It's so awful hot here today (99 degrees, yikes!), and my hubby thinks I'm crazy for singing "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" all day! LOL! But, it's a very happy time for me. Thanks for the giveaway! Wish I could be at Fabric Fest with all of you. It's really looking like a grand event!

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  119. I love quilting in the summer. Piecing probably more than the actual quilting since it's so hot, but I love it all. This is a wonderful giveaway. Thanks!

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  120. I'm working on a queen-sized quilt for myself! I always make them for others. I'm doing a drunkard's path pattern and the curves are really fun.

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  121. I love stopping at new quilt shops as we travel in the summer! Thanks for the chance to win - great giveaway!

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  122. I just love sewing. It takes my mind off the heat of summer. I live in Australia, so my summers can get pretty warm!

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  123. Two summers ago I made a quilt for my friend's birthday. This year I am hoping to finish my quilt and make a couple bags!!!
    And thanks for the giveaway.... I have great plans for the laminate should I be gifted it!!! :)

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  124. I love piecing little quilts in the summer.

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  125. Fairly new to quilting, I got a lot to learn,I just will try to start on christmas this summet, if my kiddos alow me to do so LOL! Thanks for the chance to win some RB' fabrics.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz O.

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  126. Great post! I'd love to hang out with Eleanor Burns and soak up all her quilt knowledge, hehe. I have not yet tried the laminate fabric but would love to, it's all so pretty. Your classes look fun and wish I could be there. I like working on smaller projects in the summer. It gets over 100 here, so handwork is great. It's portable, whether to sit by the pool or on a trip, I have to keep my hands busy.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  127. Making quilts in the cool A/C. Awesome giveaway!!

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  128. Best summer time quilty thing is sewing with my buddy Charmaine...she has since moved but for years we would drive 8 hrs to see her, transform her living room into a sewing room, hit all the local quilt shops, and there are a ton in the Auburn, CA area, and then go home and sew, sew, sew!! Great memories. This summer's projects include placemats and a Christmas Tree Skirt for my newly married daughter!

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  129. I like to sew small projects like pillows, pin cushions...things that are quick and easy!

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  130. My fav summertime projects would have to be sewing Amy Butler bags but I love having more than one project at a time going. Sometimes I just love some mindless sewing such as a quick tablerunner to pass the hot days! Can't wait to meet you and Eleanor in person, thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  131. Hi!!!! I love going to the fair to see all the quilt entries!!!! Lots of fun!!!!

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  132. Summer means quilt classes through the NC Quilt Symposium....quilt shows....and we recently enjoyed the Quilt Expo in Raleigh....these always inspire me to create and finish UFOs....

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  133. i love taking off for a few days around my birthday and sew, sew, sew. i'm hoping to make a sea theme quilt this summer. fun fun.

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  134. I would love to make a design wall with laminate! I am sewing scrappy quilt blocks this summer to clear out my current stash so I can cruise online fabric sites to stash up again...I'm making great headway so far :D

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  135. I love just trying to find time to sew! I like to sneak away whenever I can and get a little me time!

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  136. Browsing through my craft/sewing books while eating snacks!:)

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  137. I'm taking this summer to work on some of those big Christmas gifts I've designed for my in-laws.

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  138. We go to grannies house and BBQ during the summer. Sometimes for holidays, but often because it is hot and no one wants to use the oven =)

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  139. This will my first summer as a quilter, so I guess its a good time to start a tradition.

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  140. I'd pick my favorite summer thing to do is turn up the A/C and sit and sew all day!

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  141. My favorite quilting activity in the summer is visiting my MIL in Minnesota - for a week we quilt and shop at local quilting shops! I'm in heaven!!

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  142. In summer, I prefer to work outdoors so I work on my english paper piecing project. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  143. I just finished quilting together small placemats for my kitchen table - I like to do small projects during the summer so we can enjoy the sun!

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  144. I like to design new quilts!

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  145. When it's warm outside, I am drawn to bolder colors in my quilting. For me, summer quilts are brighter quilts!

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  146. As crazy as it sounds I like to make rag quilts in the summer and sit outside and clip them. soon the neighbors are coming by to see what I'm doing and the art of quilting shared again!

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  147. I love bright colors all year long thanks

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  148. I am making yoyo 'quilt' blockd and they will be incorporated into a coverlet.

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  149. Love taking quilts to the beach and on picnics :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  150. As my kids have been sewing, i'd have to say that I love having more time for each one of my kiddos to spend in the sewing machine with me :)

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  151. I like to do all kinds of quilting in any weather! Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to try the laminates!

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  152. My favorite quilty thing for summer is to work on my hexies while traveling. Eventually I'll get a full quilt done!

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  153. Sewing in the evenings with the AC on and a movie going. I measure my time spent on a project by howmany movies I watch. :-) hanging quilts on the line is also one of my favorite summer things! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  154. I don't sew too many quilts in the summer cause all my grandkids are off from school! Starting September I will be making 8 quils for my grandkids for Christmas! I would love some of the laminate fabric!

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  155. I don't have much time for sewing during the summer. Spending my time outside instead. I do like to have some hand projects to take along on trips.

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  156. I love to start a new gift quilt in the summer, so that I have plenty of time to get it done before Christmas. This year might just be for the new baby on the way in our family!

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  157. Summertime is for small projects that are portable. I like doing hexies and yo=yos when it is hot. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  158. Oooooh - attending Fabric Fest would be a dream! My favorite quilty summer activity is to simply work on smaller projects so there is plenty of time to get out and enjoy the summer! Many thanks!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  159. I love to spend time in the garden in the morning when it is cooler and spend time working on completing many of my UFO's in the afternoon indoors in the air conditionig. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

    My regular email address is 2bquilting247 (at hotmail dot ca)

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  160. I love sewing all year. I'm trying to get a head start on the holidays.

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  161. I love to get up early and have a fresh cup of coffee on our back deck all wrapped up in a quilt to watch the sun come up. It is so quiet and peaceful at that time of day - "Me time..". Thanks for sharing.

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  162. Wow what a great giveaway! My favorite has to be making things with the bright new summery fabrics. There is just something so uplifting about casting aside the softer spring hues and really getting into the bright summer fabrics. And it seems to be gift giving season with the end of school, weddings and babies. Lots to keep a girl busy with!

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  163. While the weather is warm and the roads clear, I enjoy checking out some new (to me) quilt shops out and about. If it's a bit 'too warm', the air conditioning is especially welcoming. AND, sewing/quilting is always a fun time regards of the weather! Ohhhh, it would be such fun to take a class from you, Deonn. Your tuts and your online classes are wonderful but...in person...now that would make me a lucky gal!

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  164. How fun, I do so wish I could be there. I would love to take your two classes. Especially the beginners one. I am a newbie to quilting so this is really my first summer quilting. I don't see too much quilting being done over the summer. Maybe if I set some goals it will happen. Thanks for the chance to join the give a way.

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  165. Fabric Fest is on my bucket list. Maybe next year. I love to do my own shop hops in the summer. I pick two or three quilt shops I haven't been to before and take a road trip with a friend. It is always fun to discover new shops and see all the store samples for inspiration.

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  166. What a great ruler! And I have never worked with laminated fabrics! Sound like a challenge!

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  167. I can't wait until Fabric Fest - my very FIRST quilt retreat. In the summer, hands down my favorite thing to do is go to the beach!

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  168. My favorite quilty thing is driving to my parents house for vacation and shop hop across 3 states as i head there and back.

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  169. My favorite quilty thing to do during the summer is making hexies. You can take them anywhere easily, stitch without a plan, and then have a bunch to work with once the colder months arrive!

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  170. My favorite quilty thing to do in the summer is visit new shops becouse we are mooving to seacide)

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  171. I love learning new projects and visit my local cross stitch store

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  172. My favorite summer quilty thing to do is make Christmas presents! I can't seem to focus on one project at a time, so starting early is great to be able to actually finish by the holidays :) Thank you for the opportunity at the laminate fabric, it sounds really great!

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  173. My favorite summer quilt thing to do is participate in our shop hop and receive a pin when you compete visiting the required quilt shops.

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  174. I love to visit as many new quilt shops as I can bribe my Husband into visiting when we're on vacation. Then when I go home, I have some new fabrics to remind me of another wonderful, "pieceful" vacation.

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  175. I just like to try to catch up in the summer time. Eleanor Burns is the Queen of Quilting, as far as I'm concerned. I learned her Quilt in a Day method in the 80's and I have not looked back since :-)

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  176. I love making pieced/quilted bags. I never seem to have enough bags come summertime!
    rlynneholmes(at)aol(dot)com

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  177. I want to teach my little 5 yr. old granddaughter, Chloe Jane, how to start sewing this Summer. I bought her a little "Hello Kitty" Janome sewing machine (when she was only 6 mos. old) and she asks me every time she is over if she is old enough to sew....
    I have not tried laminate fabs yet, but want to.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  178. In the summer I like smaller projects that I can work on while sitting outside, like hexies or embroidery.

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  179. During the summer months I do very little quilting, with all the kids home from school and gearing up for the County Fair and 4-H projects all needing to get finished. I guess if I do anything...I try to get caught up on some of my quilt book and magazine reading.

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  180. I really, really love to sit on my deck with a cup of tea or cool drink and quilt... can't wait until I am on vacation (2 more days.... eeeeek!!!)

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  181. I like to do quilts and handmade items for the holidays over the summer, along with a new tablerunner or placemats in some fun colorful fabrics :)

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  182. I tend to do a little more quilting in the summer because my sewing room is in our basement and it is one of the coolest rooms in our house.

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  183. I am on pins and needles for September to roll around,since I have never been to a quilt show,or market,this will be my first ever fabric fest of any sort!! This summer my favorite thing to do sewing wise is try my hand at embroidery,since a blogger friend sent me a book :) Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  184. I like to take my EPP hexie project while traveling, and visiting new Quilt shops in different places! At home on the weekends, I plod along on a queen-size quilt for my dad (paper pieced)!

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  185. I enjoy browsing in JoAnns'a for beautiful fabric. I always use my coupons.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  186. I like to work on little things for my boys birthday parties, and take a few sewing classes.

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  187. In the summertime, I love to plan my Christmas quilty projects!

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  188. In the summertime I like to go to my sewing room early in the morning and open the window to smell the fresh air and listen to the birds singing while I am working on a quilt.

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  189. We travel a lot in the summertime, so i do mostly hand embroidery and hand sewing. I am currently embroidering the blocks for Betsy's Closet -in stitches. Your class looks lovely. Wish I could come.

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  190. I love to take my hand crank sewing machine out on the patio and stitch in the shade. Fun! Your kit looks cute.

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  191. Summer fun includes sewing up gifts for friends, visiting new-to-me quilt shops, and having enough time to read all my favorite sewing blogs - like yours! Thanks for the give away!

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  192. Always love seeing you....great pics, great new tut with rbd ... Youmalwaysma winner in my eyes

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  193. Well this summer I have promised myself to organize my sewing room. I have let it go to pot and now it is frustrating me. I need to get it in order so I can have more fun sewing.

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  194. Embroidery quilt blocks because the iron makes the room too hot.

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  195. This summer will be spent making baby blankets and burp cloths. It seems that everyone I know is having babies!

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  196. I've been looking forward to trying something with the laminated fabric. Sounds fun.

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  197. I really really try to get a head start on my Christmas sewing in the summer. It doesn't usually happen very well. But I have a professional organizer coming next week to help me organize my mess of a sewing room. I've tried but to no avail. Hopefully that will help me get on track for the Christmas sewing!

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  198. I am trying to teach my girls to sew this summer, but they are not catching on yet. :(

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  199. This summer I'm just trying to beat my 4 friends from having their combined 6 babies this fall! Lots of baby blankets :-)

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