A Memorial Day Giveaway

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It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and to celebrate, we are having a giveaway for all things Americana. The first place winner will receive our new Americana thread set and a copy of Eleanor Burns’ book, Tales of First Ladies. Two runner up winners will also receive a copy of Tales of First Ladies. To enter, simply tell us what you worked on this weekend. We will pick our winners on Monday, June 4th.

 

Good luck!
Rules: No purchase necessary. You must provide a valid email address so that we can contact you if you win. We can only ship prizes to US and Canada residents. Contest ends at 11:59 pm on Sunday, June 3rd. 


261 responses to “A Memorial Day Giveaway”

  1. Mary Says:
    05/28/2012 8:18 am

    I’m working on a lap top quilt for my twin sister.

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  2. Kathy Says:
    05/28/2012 8:22 am

    I “worked” on ordering fabric for a quilt from the Bookish line. LOL Also working on some scrappy 9 patch blocks to “use it up.”

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  3. Ceil Says:
    05/28/2012 8:41 am

    I worked on my Perfect Points quilt from the free quilt along on this site. Also began to select some fabric for a new quilt and planted my garden!

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  4. Linda Says:
    05/28/2012 8:42 am

    THANKS FOR A BEAT GIVEAWAY!
    BETWEEN PROJECTS NOW-BUT FINISHED A WALL HANGING-SO NEAT IN BLUES+CREAMS! HAPPY MEMORIAL WEEKEND ALL!

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  5. Pat V. Says:
    05/28/2012 9:05 am

    Mostly I worked on cleaning the house for a visit from the in-laws. But I did manage to finish two bee blocks!

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  6. Francine Says:
    05/28/2012 9:15 am

    really had to work this week end but whenever I have a break I work on my EPP grandmother flower hoping to finish it this year….

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  7. Barb Says:
    05/28/2012 9:21 am

    I made a good amount of progress on a batik summer quilt for my bed. Almost ready to put the blocks together. Thanks for the opportunity for the chance to win the book, and thread. If it’s Eleanor Burns, it’s good :-D

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  8. April Says:
    05/28/2012 9:25 am

    I’ve been cleaning up my sewing room this weekend so I can sew while I’m home alone next weekend!

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  9. Pam @ Antique or Not Says:
    05/28/2012 9:47 am

    I’m working on my first potholders.

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  10. Ramona Says:
    05/28/2012 9:54 am

    Working on a top for me, reorganizing and cleaning (!!!!) sewing room, and designing a quilt back. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  11. Marilyn K. Lessner Says:
    05/28/2012 10:02 am

    This weekend I have been working on a wall hanging celebrating “Winter”. Spring wall quilt is done, and Summer is cut out and ready to go.

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  12. Jamie Lee Says:
    05/28/2012 10:13 am

    Not a lot of sewing, but I did paint my pantry and front door!

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  13. elsa Says:
    05/28/2012 10:17 am

    I finally took up the challenge and am finishing up my Single Girl quilt. I’ve just got 2 more borders and then the back to figure out. It’s ginormous and I’m having someone else quilt it! Can’t wait to have it on my bed (first quilt I’ve ever made for myself).
    Thanks so much for the generous giveaway. I’ve had my eye on this book for a while now!

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  14. Debbie Says:
    05/28/2012 10:24 am

    I’m finishing up a cactus pot block quilt…i have to put the final border on and then I can put it on the quilting frame! Yay! Almost done! Have a happy Memorial Day!

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  15. Jennie P. Says:
    05/28/2012 10:34 am

    I just relaxed this weekend!

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  16. Jill Says:
    05/28/2012 10:34 am

    I’m making a Christmas stocking for my grandson.

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  17. Lindsey Ray Says:
    05/28/2012 10:38 am

    I reorganized my fabric stash into a wonderful wall of color in my sewing area. Also placed flowers on my father’s grave at Willamette National Cemetery — 140,000 graves all with an American flag on them. Stunning.

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  18. Rhonda Laws Says:
    05/28/2012 10:39 am

    I am making aprons for friends. I love to make gifts for other people!

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  19. Lindsey Says:
    05/28/2012 10:42 am

    I just finished hemming a tablecloth so I could take a break from an embroidery project. (Needed to rest my eyes!)

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  20. Mrs.Pickles Says:
    05/28/2012 10:43 am

    I worked on trying to clean my sewing room!

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  21. Emily Says:
    05/28/2012 10:52 am

    I worked on the first quilt I’m making for myself… but “working” on it whenever the kids aren’t totally underfoot, so I’m not sure I got much done.

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  22. Sandy A in St. Louis Says:
    05/28/2012 10:53 am

    I “worked” on finding new clothes for the summer. The ones from last year must have shrunk when I put them away as they were a skosh too tight. :) I also am working on an embroidered butterfly block for my quilt guild optional blocks. Need to get it done so I can start working on the next one which is appliqued. Takes me a while to applique!

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  23. Heidi Says:
    05/28/2012 11:21 am

    My parents visited this weekend so I finally cleaned my sewing room (aka the second bedroom!) and I had Mom’s help on choosing some borders and bindings for a few quilt tops I need to finish. On the crafty side today, I am working with some old scrabble games and getting the pieces ready for some gifts!

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  24. Kim Says:
    05/28/2012 11:26 am

    Although it was not a holiday week-end in Canada, it seemed like it as the 17th annual Festival of Quilts was on at Heritage Park here in Calgary. I worked on my acquisition skills- purchasing lots of fabric and kits at the vendor tent!

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  25. Linda Says:
    05/28/2012 11:50 am

    I finished piecing a king size quilt, now to get it quilted.

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  26. Kelli Says:
    05/28/2012 12:01 pm

    I’m working on a quilt for my son’s kindergarten teacher…9 school days left. Better get on it!

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  27. deb Says:
    05/28/2012 12:03 pm

    Eleanor burns book yeah..hoooooo! and I just tried your threads and love them.
    I worked on a mini this weekend (you can see it on my blog) went to a hand quilting session learning big stitch what a great stitch for your quilts! I also am putting binding on a strippy quilt that I made with 3 friends using our ugliest FQ`s now I think I was the only one using the uglies cause both the other girls had wonderful fabrics…as the saying goes another ones trash is another ones gold
    Crossing my fingers to win! thanks for the giveway

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  28. Linda Christianson Says:
    05/28/2012 12:20 pm

    I have finished up two graduation quilts. Now in the process of cleaning my sewing area to get ready for a big Summer of quilting on my longarm quilter. Did take pictures of the CT fabric quilts, so I hope to get it ready to show soon.

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  29. Cheryl T. Says:
    05/28/2012 12:45 pm

    working on aprons to go to women in Nicaragua. Mission team from church will be going to a village to build homes this summer and each lady will (we hope) get 2 aprons.

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  30. Myrna Says:
    05/28/2012 12:45 pm

    I am working on a Judy Niemeyer psattern called “Raindrops”. I have the paper piecing done and now am doing the curved piecing. It won’t be finished this weekend.

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  31. Cheryl Arnold Says:
    05/28/2012 12:46 pm

    this was a super busy weekend but last night I did find time to make a skirt out of 2 bandana handkerchiefs, this is for a little girl of course, for the waistband I used an old knit top, check out my blog for pictures!
    cherylssewing-cheryl.blogspot.com

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  32. Mindy Myint Says:
    05/28/2012 12:48 pm

    I spent the weekend quilting baby quilts for my brand new Grandson. I then started piecing a patriotic quilt, as I realized I have yet to make one. Need to get prepared for the 4th of July.
    Would be thrilled to win this give-away. TYVM

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  33. Karen McLelland Says:
    05/28/2012 12:49 pm

    Working on embroidered graduation gifts, needing to organize my sewing room!

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  34. Sandy Says:
    05/28/2012 12:50 pm

    I’m working on a postage stamp lap quilt.

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  35. Beth Price Says:
    05/28/2012 12:52 pm

    I finished up 2 hooded embroidered towels. A giraffee and a hippo. I also tackled my sewing room. I actually bought 2 mini cubbies by Closet Maid. The fit perfectly across the back of my cutting table. I even have a cubbie that is just for my coordinating Connecting Threads fabric!

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  36. Sheila F. Says:
    05/28/2012 12:52 pm

    I have been working on cutting and sewing 6 1/2″ sampler blocks. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  37. Linda Jones Everett Says:
    05/28/2012 12:59 pm

    I am finishing the quilting and binding for a queen size quilt. Almost ready to tackle another quilt.

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  38. Laura Minard Says:
    05/28/2012 1:00 pm

    I love Connecting Threads fabric and kits!! Just gave a pouch to my daughter-in-law from a kit and she LOVED it as much as I did!

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  39. Joanne L Brown Says:
    05/28/2012 1:00 pm

    Worked on finishing up some knitting. Was supposed to march on Monday but I’m still recovering from being sick (allergies) :(

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  40. Pamela Gimnich Says:
    05/28/2012 1:04 pm

    I love Connecting Threads fabric and threads.

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  41. Sue D Says:
    05/28/2012 1:07 pm

    Worked on organizing the stash. Well, I TRIED,but kept getting distracted by the fabric — lol

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  42. barbara blair Says:
    05/28/2012 1:10 pm

    Love the colors…hope I win!

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  43. Anna V Says:
    05/28/2012 1:13 pm

    I finally made pillows for our couch this weekend! So niceto make something for yourself for a chance.

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  44. Dottie Says:
    05/28/2012 1:13 pm

    I’ve been doing some hand quilting and “trying” to straighten up my sewing room.

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  45. Susan Says:
    05/28/2012 1:14 pm

    I have been busy this weekend working on UFOs, and I managed to complete a Quilts of Valor quilt and a baby quilt, both to be donated through my local quilt guild. Also, I am on the last lap of a king-sized quilt that I am making for my dear hubby. Thank you for allowing me to enter your contest.

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  46. Brenda Hulsey Says:
    05/28/2012 1:23 pm

    I’ve been working on some blocks for a swap. 6 were red/white/blue flags, some sailboats and some canning jars with fruit and veggies in them.

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  47. K Beechler Says:
    05/28/2012 1:25 pm

    After tackling sprinkler issues in the front yard, I was finally able to work on a Halloween quilt that I’m bound and determined to get done before October! LOL My goal is to finish all 20 block (9 down, 11 to go) before my fabric comes in to make a shower curtain for my boys bathroom make over!

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  48. Rosalie Says:
    05/28/2012 1:28 pm

    Finishing up some odds and ends — Three blocks from my quilting guild (March, April, and May) Also two wall hangings from a class I take each month.

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  49. Dawn Says:
    05/28/2012 1:34 pm

    I spent a good chunk of the weekend shopping for new furniture since we are empty nesters AGAIN! Looking forward to turning a bedroom into a guest bedroom. Selected a beautiful, finished quilt to use as the inspiration piece for the rest of the furnishings. In between the shopping trips, I am working on wonky ABC blocks for grandbaby #2, due July !. Thanks for the chance to enter. I love Americana.

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  50. Jane C. Says:
    05/28/2012 1:38 pm

    I have been working on a California King duvet cover for my daughter, and embroidering some pillow slips that I won at the guild raffle.

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  51. Lynn Sullivan Says:
    05/28/2012 1:38 pm

    I am working on ” Stuffed Cubbies” from a Connecting Threads kit I purchased, it is really a great kit and coming along nicely. This is the 3rd kit I have purchased from Connecting Threads, I LOVE there kits. The fabric is great and the instructions are easy to follow.

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  52. Lisa Says:
    05/28/2012 1:41 pm

    I finished putting the binding on a chevron quilt, now I get to start something else, yay!

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  53. Tina Says:
    05/28/2012 1:41 pm

    My neice’s birthday is the day before Memorial Day, so I needed to put the finishing touches on a child size messenger bag I made her. It churned out pretty good.

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  54. Deb G in VA Says:
    05/28/2012 1:43 pm

    I’m working on appliquing a pumpkin face on a wall hanging.

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  55. Lori Says:
    05/28/2012 1:45 pm

    What did I work on this weekend? Well….hospitals never close. I was at work.

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  56. Kellie Winckler Says:
    05/28/2012 1:46 pm

    Working on the Bali Wedding Star for my brother and his new wife. Done in shades of blue and green.

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  57. Mary Glynn Says:
    05/28/2012 1:49 pm

    I finished and wore a dress made from a Connecting Threads clearance fabric. The weight of the fabric is great for clothing and yet is cool and comfortable.

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  58. Karen Howell Says:
    05/28/2012 1:49 pm

    I m just about finished an african quilt . It’s of the map of Africa I cut it up to look like your looking through a window. Then I put 3 small boarders around that then a big boarder using all types of African material doing the braid pattern with big African animals at each corner and in the middle . Then a simple small boarder to frame it in a nice brown Bali. Looks awesome.

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  59. Kathy Zoll Says:
    05/28/2012 1:49 pm

    I am working in my garden wishing I was playing with my sewing machine. Praying for those who keep us free! Always remember.

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  60. RANCHMOM Says:
    05/28/2012 1:52 pm

    I finished the Machine Embroidery on a dish towel and cover for my stand mixer. I am now trying to clean my sewing room it is a complete disaster. Then hope to get set up to quilt Crissy’s quilt.

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  61. Vicki Says:
    05/28/2012 1:53 pm

    I worked on my $5 Quilt Club block for May. We paid $5 at the first month’s meeting and got the pattern and materials for that month’s 12″ block. As long as we take the previous month’s completed block to the next meeting at the quilt shop we get that month’s for free. It is possible to have a year’s worth of blocks for only $5!

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  62. Elena Boen Says:
    05/28/2012 1:57 pm

    My Grandpa on my mom’s side was a veteran of the Korean War. He passed away a few years ago, and I’m making a quilt for my middle brother using 10 of his old work shirts & denim.

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  63. Sandy T. Says:
    05/28/2012 1:57 pm

    Great give-a-way CT! I’ve been tying a full-size quilt that I made for my son and his bride-to-be (next Sunday!). Thanks for the chance to win.

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  64. Mary White Says:
    05/28/2012 2:01 pm

    My granddaughters toys were taking over my sewing room, so I spent all day Saturday finding other places to put them, then spent Sunday re-organizing my space. Today I am trying to work on a quilt I am making for my son and his girlfriend using the Blues collection from CT. My son is in Afghanistan right now and I’d like to have the quilt finished before he gets home next fall. (If I cant have the quilt finished by then, I need a new hobby!)

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  65. Roberta Says:
    05/28/2012 2:02 pm

    I was & still am working on a lap quilt with flip-flop sandals on it for my cottage!!

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  66. Winona Says:
    05/28/2012 2:06 pm

    I am working on some embroidery on some BOMs. I am a hand quilter and it is too hot to have a quilt in my lap, so I am doing embroidery.

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  67. KimR Says:
    05/28/2012 2:09 pm

    I have been hand piecing some stars for a star quilt.

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  68. Erin Marie Says:
    05/28/2012 2:12 pm

    I worked on some Little Golden Books. I’m steadily getting them done. Though I’m sure they’ll sit for awhile before I handstitch the openings closed. 4 on each of 5 books = 20 handstitching projects. They’ll sit for a long while.

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  69. Nancy L Says:
    05/28/2012 2:14 pm

    I worked on a City Banks quilt for a friend’s son.

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  70. Lisa Franklin Says:
    05/28/2012 2:21 pm

    Spent time with family, and worked on a baby quilt.

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  71. Jennifer Says:
    05/28/2012 2:22 pm

    I was at a Goat show all weekend. But while I was there we discussed a quilt for our raffle to help pay for hosting a National Event. It will be a Maine themed quilt with embroidery scenes from Maine and then using pine tree, cranberry and blueberry fabric. The Portlant Head light got embroidered while we were going. Exquisite!!

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  72. Donna Tyson Says:
    05/28/2012 2:27 pm

    Outside yardwork is the priority at the moment. But, I need to look in my stash for fabric to make coasters for a gift that I need to mail ASAP.

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  73. Diane Jasmin-Slattery Says:
    05/28/2012 2:37 pm

    I worked on handquilting an unfinished wallhanging. Hoping to eventually get it done (soon!)

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  74. Michelle Says:
    05/28/2012 2:40 pm

    What a wonderful thing to do on a holiday, but to enter to win a wonderful gift. I recently saw this book and thought it would be interesting to read as well as make a quilt from. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  75. Vixanna Robbel Says:
    05/28/2012 2:48 pm

    I did some machine embroidery to get ready for a trip to see my daughter and family. It has been two years since we have seen them, they are stationed in Alaska . When I get home, I have twenty QUILTS OF VALOR to longarm quilt and a QOV to make for my daughter. I love CT thread, it is great for hand stitching bindings on QOV’s. I have quilted 102 and bound them myself in about 2.5 years.

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  76. Joan Says:
    05/28/2012 3:08 pm

    Worked at using up the strip stash in a twined rag rug sample for a class.

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  77. Rebecca Says:
    05/28/2012 3:13 pm

    I worked on my king-sized bed quilt this weekend using the new Sweet Starlet pattern from BasicGrey.
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  78. Valerie Davis Says:
    05/28/2012 3:30 pm

    I worked on my king size Eleanor Burns Star Log Cabic quilt. This is my first large quilt. I have done several baby quilts. So far it has gone well. I am trying to be patient with my progress since this is a much larger project than I have completed in the past.

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  79. paula.thequilter Says:
    05/28/2012 3:33 pm

    I worked on 3 different things: I finished up an applique block for a BOM, I made a schematic of a hand-piecing project in a drawing package so I know where I’m headed, and I quilted a quilt that has been hanging around basted just waiting for me to quilt it on my DSM.

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  80. Carol Says:
    05/28/2012 3:34 pm

    My family was home to attend a friend’s wedding. Once the house was empty on Monday, I started cutting fabric for my next project, a quilt for my daughter.

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  81. Lynn Bisbee Says:
    05/28/2012 3:45 pm

    I’d give anything to actually be working on a quilt, but we just moved and all of our household goods are still in storage! I did spend a lot of time looking at quilting magazines and websites, thinking about what I’m going to do as soon as I get my machine back!!

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  82. Gail Griffey Says:
    05/28/2012 4:16 pm

    I am working on a diaper bag for my youngest daughter’s baby due in July.

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  83. Cathy Leitner Says:
    05/28/2012 4:29 pm

    I would give anything to win!! What a great giveaway!!!

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  84. Cat Lady Says:
    05/28/2012 4:29 pm

    I am currently working on a pattern that I am testing for a designer for publication later this year.

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  85. Betty HH Says:
    05/28/2012 4:32 pm

    I put the binding on two quilts for Project Linus. Like a few others have said, I should be organizing my sewing room.

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  86. Connie White Says:
    05/28/2012 4:36 pm

    I would have loved to work on something, but made a trip to visit my elderly mom and decorate graves of family members who have passed away. I would love to win the thread as I have a couple of patriotic quilts that need finished and the book would make a nice addition to the books I already own by Eleanor Burns.

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  87. Emily Turner Says:
    05/28/2012 4:39 pm

    This weekend I worked on a Mondo Bag and new cushions for a coffee table/storage unit.

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  88. Amanda Best Says:
    05/28/2012 4:42 pm

    I finished my nephew’s graduation quilt. Also, I was sewing kitty beds for rescue kitties.

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  89. robin Says:
    05/28/2012 4:46 pm

    This weekend I finished up two bags I made as hostess gifts. Thanks for hosting the give away!

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  90. Brenda F. Harris Says:
    05/28/2012 5:01 pm

    Making cards to up-lift the spirit,support honorable efforts and hopefully get a smile from my Grandson who completed his first week of U.S.Coast Guard “boot camp,”in Cape May,NJ.This is the Holiday to pay respect to those heros past,present and future that have shown their love for our Great Country!BLESS THEM ALL..

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  91. Kristie Says:
    05/28/2012 5:03 pm

    I finished all of the blocks for a baby quilt for my granddaughter and cut out the borders….now to get it all sewn together and quilted…soon.
    Kristie

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  92. Cindy M Says:
    05/28/2012 5:09 pm

    First I cleaned out my sewing room (which doubles as the guest room) for company coming for a month. Then I spent time cutting hexagons for English paper piecing so I can work on it while on vacation before the company comes :)

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  93. Melody Says:
    05/28/2012 5:17 pm

    I had my daughter and her family for the holiday weekend. Such special times!!!

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  94. Kathie L Says:
    05/28/2012 5:43 pm

    I finished the binding on a birthday quilt for my sister. thanks for the go away. Kathie L in Allentown

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  95. Goldie Crear Says:
    05/28/2012 5:50 pm

    I got hooked on hexis! I started teaching myself English Paper piecing and I can’t stop making them. I took a 100 piece charm pack and at the moment I have no real plan for the 1″ inch lovelies….but, I’ll think of something!

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  96. Cindy Radtke Says:
    05/28/2012 6:05 pm

    Measure twice, cut once. Double check your work so you don’t have to do too much “frog sewing” (rip-it, rip-it…). Worked on my daughter’s wedding quilt, put it on the design wall, the blocks were the wrong size. Block B were all correct, perfect even, Block A, well suffice it to say that is where the “frog sewing” will come in tonight. Have to take off two strips, recut and resew. Then they will fit nicely and it will look awesome! It is a labrynth pattern done in black, two tones of red and cream. The “depth” is (as my daughter would say) way cool.

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  97. Lynn W. Says:
    05/28/2012 6:09 pm

    I finished borders and backing for a Quilt of Valor and worked on the large center block of a BOM project. Hubby passed his cold on to me yesterday so I’m not getting as much done as I had planned. I love your thread. Thank you for offering it.

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  98. Ann Garfinkel Says:
    05/28/2012 6:16 pm

    I worked on a quilt kit that my mom bought a couple of years ago and was supposed to make for her boyfriend but never got around to it . I took it and made it for her and can’t wait for her to see it when I go visit her.

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  99. Debbie Taylor Says:
    05/28/2012 6:57 pm

    I finished up a sewing machine cover this weekend, that had been started a long time ago. Also, worked on another project, Checkerboard Christmas, that I am making out of Civil War fabrics. The paper piecing box, with 3/4″ hexagons, is always close by, to work on in between doing other things.
    It was a great weekend!

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  100. Debbie K Says:
    05/28/2012 7:02 pm

    started machine quilting a tablerunner for a girlfriend and removed basting stitches on a hand quilted piece.

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  101. PattyC Says:
    05/28/2012 7:20 pm

    I had to work all weekend – but i am finishig up a kindness sampler so that i can start a 4th of july sampler for my mothers birthday – I love the americana thread colors – beautiful ;)
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

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  102. Ginger Says:
    05/28/2012 7:25 pm

    Does working in the garden count?

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  103. Mary Says:
    05/28/2012 7:35 pm

    I made a summer tablerunner, fruit and veggie themed. and now I’m working on a baby quilt for charity.

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  104. lindaroo Says:
    05/28/2012 8:03 pm

    What a fun book, just right for summer reading!
    I cut fabric to take a paper piecing project with me while I go to visit my mom.

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  105. Sylvia Says:
    05/28/2012 8:06 pm

    I cut some fabric for a new quilt, but I need a cream/white batik to go between the colored parts of my block, and the only place in town that *might* sell batiks is closed on Mondays, so I couldn’t get started on the sewing at all. It was terribly tragic. :(

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  106. Lolly Challice Says:
    05/28/2012 8:31 pm

    I’m still doing the quilting on a grandmother’s flower garden quilt, I also cleaned up my sewing table a little and did some work on some christmas stockings!

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  107. Michelle H Says:
    05/28/2012 9:46 pm

    I’m working on my citrus quilt for a friend having a birthday in August…just cutting fabric now but planning to start piecing next weekend.
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  108. Virginia / SD Says:
    05/28/2012 9:47 pm

    Working on some design ideas for a red star/white background blocks for Block Swappers, Inc. Troops are in my prayers not only today, but every day. Thank you to all of those who have served and are on duty today.

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  109. Gayle L. Says:
    05/28/2012 9:59 pm

    Well it might be Memorial Day and I do know that it was hot as our Ccentral AC went out this week and we wound up spending the end of the week and weekend in a motel. Our home became very warm(like 94*) and we were forced into leaving home. So the holiday weekend is now over and we have finally gotten the house cooled off and I can start stitching again. I am going to be making some more 12.5″ blocks for some charity quilts.

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  110. Ashlea Tenner Says:
    05/28/2012 10:15 pm

    I started a new black and white quilt this weekend!

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  111. Patti Cole Says:
    05/28/2012 11:12 pm

    Made a pair of “Hello Kitty” pillowcases, and an 18×18″ floor pillow, also in HK coordinates. These are for my only granddaughter, who turns 4 this week! The floor pillow is embroidered with her name, along with hearts and flowers. I can hardly wait till I can give it to her!

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  112. Julie A. Says:
    05/29/2012 1:10 am

    I am working on a farm themed quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  113. Rhonda Phillips Says:
    05/29/2012 2:59 am

    I have been working on a Trapunto wallhanging. Plus I dont know how many other projects. You know there are always too many to count!

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  114. Linda Thompson Says:
    05/29/2012 3:40 am

    I finished a quilt using Benartex’s Bittersweet charm pack. Machine quilted using your thread! Now to bind it off. Also am hand quilting a cream/gray/burgundy lap quilt. Planted impatiens and then sat up at the pool. Those are my achievements this weekend!

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  115. Kathy Raabe Says:
    05/29/2012 4:32 am

    I worked on some embroidered Christmas pillowcases for our grandson. Also did some planning for future UFO’s.

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  116. Susie Stough Says:
    05/29/2012 5:03 am

    I am doing a “quilting the Psalms” series with some friends. Each month we prepare our individual blocks and then bring them together for the reveal. It is amazing how they are all so unique and individual, despite using the same basic pattern! I love it.

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  117. Jennie Steward Says:
    05/29/2012 6:10 am

    I worked on multiple projects this weekend. I did some wool work, finished the top on my Thimbleberries BOM and made up some string blocks for my spider web quilt.

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  118. Sharon Z Says:
    05/29/2012 6:28 am

    I worked on finishing up a twin size quilt for the guest room. Want to finish it before Tuesday when youngest daughter comes to visit! The quilt was from one of the kits here at CT and I love how it went together.

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  119. jmniffer Says:
    05/29/2012 6:42 am

    I worked on removing the paper from 40 blocks for a queen sized quilt. Tedious, but perfect to do while sitting outside enjoying the day with friends.

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  120. Heather Mentzer Says:
    05/29/2012 8:17 am

    I worked on wonky log cabin blocks and some free-form strips.

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  121. Angie Says:
    05/29/2012 9:08 am

    I spent all weekend at an out-of-town wedding. I did do a bit of needlepoint while I was there, though.

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  122. Susan Says:
    05/29/2012 9:59 am

    I would have rather sewed but I do a market garden and sell produce at our local farmers’ market. So I spent the weekend weeding, watering, and hoping for RAIN! We’re working on a record for the driest May.

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  123. Shannon Says:
    05/29/2012 10:00 am

    I finished sewing together strips for a strip tube quilt in ct Golden Afternoon fabric! Also started cutting a 2 block quilt from Kansas Troubles website–pretty antique looking fabric.

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  124. Carol Vickers Says:
    05/29/2012 11:30 am

    I had such ambitious plans….but then I helped stain the deck….and water plants/flowers (no rain)….and went to the Memorial Day ceremony in our town….and shopped for a new stove since mine is dying soooooo I didn’t get to sew! (But I’m almost done with a mystery quilt and I have two quilts sandwiched and pin basted so maybe this afternoon I can get started.)

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  125. Donna Sykes Says:
    05/29/2012 11:35 am

    I worked on a wall hanging that I am making for my friend’s cousin, with whom we stayed with during a recent trip to Spain. It is called Spanish Fields and features red, orange and red orange poppies in a field of greens, browns and golds (batiks).

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  126. Cherie Says:
    05/29/2012 1:44 pm

    Knitted this weekend and did some cross-stitch. No quilting, unfortunately.

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  127. Jennifer Hope Says:
    05/29/2012 2:19 pm

    I worked on clearing my dining room table and sewing room so that I had enough room to put the binding on a beautiful batik Rose of Sharon quilt that I am trying to get done by June 21 Appleseed Quilt Show. Sadly, I have to rip out the entire binding and resew it back on as I am not happy with it…

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  128. Deborah Says:
    05/29/2012 4:09 pm

    I was hand quilting as much as I could on a cheater panel quilt for a guild UFO challenge; as odd as it sounds our guild meeting always lands on Memorial Day….and we have a great turn-out!

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  129. Sandy Servatius Says:
    05/29/2012 5:21 pm

    I finished a wall quilt titled Tangled Threads by Terri Degenkolb and I started cutting fabric for a quilt I am making for my granddaughter.

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  130. Sandy Servatius Says:
    05/29/2012 5:21 pm

    I finished a wall quilt titled Tangled Threads by Terri Degenkolb and I started cutting fabric for a quilt I am making for my granddaughter.

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  131. Sandy Servatius Says:
    05/29/2012 5:21 pm

    I finished a wall quilt titled Tangled Threads by Terri Degenkolb and I started cutting fabric for a quilt I am making for my granddaughter.

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  132. Dixie Says:
    05/29/2012 8:35 pm

    Well, I made about 20 quilts– in my head. I was busy with family-related errands/chores, and visiting friends, so didn’t actually cut or sew one minute. Still, I visualized a lot of quilts…

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  133. Kelli Tracey Says:
    05/29/2012 8:56 pm

    I finished up some baby blankets this weekend. Now, I’m onto my Swedish Weaving project that will be a Christmas gift for my brother and sister-in-law.

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  134. Ann R Says:
    05/29/2012 10:41 pm

    This weekend I worked on teaching my husband how to quilt. He completed a simple quilt as go throw for a college student we know. He cut it out last week and made every stitch right down to machine binding it. (I gave him the choice, machine bind or stitch by hand. He decided by hand would take him forever.) I learned he is more of a perfectionist than I and very accurate. Now, I get to learn how to use his wood lathe.

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  135. Sandy Servatius Says:
    05/29/2012 5:21 pm

    I finished a wall quilt titled Tangled Threads by Terri Degenkolb and I started cutting fabric for a quilt I am making for my granddaughter.

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  136. Sandy Servatius Says:
    05/29/2012 5:21 pm

    I finished a wall quilt titled Tangled Threads by Terri Degenkolb and I started cutting fabric for a quilt I am making for my granddaughter.

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  137. Sarah Says:
    05/30/2012 4:41 am

    I worked cutting fabric for the Autumn Breeze table runner as a gift for my sister and on hand quilting an appliqued wall hanging.

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  138. robin Says:
    05/30/2012 6:04 am

    I didn’t work on anything – our family went on a road trip. :) Actually, I did work on healthy eating!

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  139. Rachel Dorsey Says:
    05/30/2012 7:25 am

    I worked on finishing up a 12-18 months size halter top for my cousin’s daughter and am in the process of making ruffle strips out of scrap fabrics for future use.

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  140. Jackie Stall Says:
    05/30/2012 9:08 am

    I worked on a nursing cover for a new Mom and started piecing a quilt using your solids charm packs!! Can’t wait to finish it – auditioning designs on my design wall now. :)

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  141. Susan Ashley-LaFitte Says:
    05/30/2012 9:46 am

    I am new to quilting, and a friend recommended I make mug rugs to understand the basics. My husband says a monster has been created! I can’t seem to stop making them. Also worked on cleaning my sewing room. Thanks for the giveaway and pray for our troops. And I can now make mitered corners!!

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  142. Tammie Says:
    05/30/2012 12:18 pm

    Memorial day weekend was spent with family, my favorite pastime next to quilting. I did work in my strawberry patch, pulling weeds and picking strawberries–I eat about 1 strawberry for every 3 I pick!

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  143. Amy Says:
    05/30/2012 12:32 pm

    I worked on a scrap quilt for my baby, who will be born this summer.

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  144. Deb W Says:
    05/30/2012 12:37 pm

    I spent the weekend at the cabin with my family & celebrated Dad’s 75 birthday with Mom, hubby, kids and grandkids. I even found time to sneek in a little piecing on a mystery quilt during a rain storm.

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  145. Christine Says:
    05/30/2012 1:11 pm

    I sewed the borders on a baby quilt, and then spent the day with my feet up reading a good book.

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  146. Barbara Says:
    05/30/2012 2:08 pm

    I worked on reorganizing my sewing space and fabric stash. It made for a happy reunion with fabrics I had forgotten I had.

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  147. ginger Says:
    05/30/2012 3:02 pm

    Worked on doing a bit of cleaning up in my sewing room. Also worked on some eating and drinking with lots of friends. :)

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  148. Mary Ann Lampe Says:
    05/30/2012 3:22 pm

    I had fun attending a new group forming for longarm quilters here in Ohio on Saturday. Great bunch of ladies. On Sunday & Monday I worked on quilting a baby quilt for a newphew’s baby girl coming in June. Spent time watching Memorial Day events in Washington remembering our troops and all those who have served and are serving now. Where would we be without these brave men & women?

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  149. Linda Benoit Says:
    05/30/2012 3:38 pm

    I worked on binding for a king sized quilt and planted my veggie garden.

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  150. Lorraine H in Holland, NY Says:
    05/30/2012 3:38 pm

    What a wonderful week-end. Sewing machine on my porch to hum along with the birds. I was able to finish two bindings on queen quilts and begin a new applique project. I vote for the establishment of a four day work week! Just ordered some backing fabric from Connecting threads this morning! LIFE IS GOOD!

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  151. Elishka Says:
    05/30/2012 3:39 pm

    If I hadn’t been sick this weekend, I would have worked on a beach hat for a friend!

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  152. Kelli Says:
    05/30/2012 3:41 pm

    I did a variety of things inside & outside. I pulled weeds, cut branches, cleaned my gutters, put down mulch in flower beds. I also sewed 3 skirts, bibs & bu,.rp rags, looked through quilt magazines, and watched tv.

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  153. Chris Martin Says:
    05/30/2012 3:41 pm

    I finished up a crib sized rag quilt in red, white and blue. Washed and dried it and cut out fabric for another, larger one. Sorted lots of scraps,washed, ironed them and stacked for 3 more projects. I got my ducks all in a row!!

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  154. Charlotte Casey Says:
    05/30/2012 3:45 pm

    I long-armed a quilt for a wedding gift for friends getting married in June who lost their home in the Alabama tornados last year. Will finish the binding tonight. I think it’s the nicest thing I ever made (I’m so proud of myself ha ha)!

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  155. Shelley Daley Says:
    05/30/2012 3:45 pm

    Hmmm, let’s see. I worked on a BOM I am behind on and got it caught up. I’m now ready for the new block. Also worked on a Halloween applique’ quilt by Vintage Spool that will hopefully be completed by Halloween. Enjoyed a nice BBQ dinner with my kids that are home from college for the summer. It was a almost perfect day.

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  156. Kim Hare Says:
    05/30/2012 3:47 pm

    I went fishing, camping and sewed some more hexies by hand.

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  157. Christine Ross Says:
    05/30/2012 3:50 pm

    I worked on organizing my sewing area and cutting fabric for the quilt I am working on. I also worked in the garden and the usual cooking, laundry etc.

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  158. Michele T Says:
    05/30/2012 3:52 pm

    I finished up a quilted table runner for my sister’s 55th birthday… I can’t wait to see her eyes pop when she opens the package! Might have to make another one like it for me, that’s how much I love it!!

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  159. Sandie Says:
    05/30/2012 3:53 pm

    This weekend I made headway on a quilt for my grandson… he has the choice for a quilting design and for an 8 year old I was impressed when he said he wanted ‘fish’!!! How cool is that?!

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  160. Tammy Campsall-Morel Says:
    05/30/2012 3:54 pm

    I’ve been working frantically on a challenge quilt for McCalls Design Star 2012! I am so excited to be part it!

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  161. Marla Willier Says:
    05/30/2012 3:54 pm

    I worked on a curved log cabin for a bit. I also taught a Twister quilt course to a group of 12 ladies. All but 2 finished their tops! Read a good book. It was a great weekend.

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  162. AmyL Says:
    05/30/2012 3:55 pm

    I helped my parents open up their camp this weekend. It was a great time for.my dad, this was the first time in over two years that he was able to go and stay at camp and not get sick. He is recovering from a liver transplant and is beginning to enjoy life agin. Did my heart a world of good to see him on the porch enjoying the view in his almost healthy body. :) Plus I started cutting a pattern for a jumper for.my heautiful niece.

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  163. Lenora Daly Says:
    05/30/2012 3:55 pm

    I am finishing a stuffed monkey and a baby quilt for baby gift. Also working on organizing my sewing room…

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  164. Jennifer Says:
    05/30/2012 3:55 pm

    I worked on a beautiful windowpane poppy flower quilt that I am going to give to my sister for Christmas, and also started some teapot and teacup potholders for my step-Mom for letting us stay at her house for the upcoming Shop Hop!

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  165. Carrie Orbeck Says:
    05/30/2012 3:56 pm

    I worked on a pieced backing for my daughters quilt and I cleaned and straightened what was becoming a disaster in my sewing/quilting area.
    This is an awesome giveaway! Good luck to everyone!

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  166. Patty R Says:
    05/30/2012 3:57 pm

    I worked on a Parisian Winds quilt this weekend. It is in shades of red and blue.

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  167. Jan Kaehr Says:
    05/30/2012 4:03 pm

    I worked on a quilt kit that i bought from Connecting Threads…Ribbon Stars Quilt

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  168. SewistaRox Says:
    05/30/2012 4:05 pm

    made the final 5 grannie squares for my newest project–now I will piece the sashings and wonder how I will quilt it. I’m teaching myself how to use my home sewing machine to do the quilting. I would love to receive Eleanor’s newest book.

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  169. Robin Brown Says:
    05/30/2012 4:06 pm

    I actually took the time to reorganize my sewing studio! I am embroidering burp cloths for my grandson and making several soft books for him too. As soon as that’s done, I’ll be back to work a deer themed quilt for my husband. It’s all pieced and just needs to be quilted.

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  170. Kathy Says:
    05/30/2012 4:09 pm

    I finished a quilt for a niece for her wedding gift and started another one for a different niece for her wedding gift.

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  171. ellen k Says:
    05/30/2012 4:14 pm

    a purse for the departing Vicar’s wife. It turned out cute too!

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  172. PAMELA Crane Says:
    05/30/2012 4:20 pm

    I quilted a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt that I have been working on.

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  173. Kristy Barlond Says:
    05/30/2012 4:27 pm

    I did the impossible! I worked on two UFO’s (unfinished projects) and I actually finished piecing and putting two quilt tops together. I have as of yet to decide how to quilt them so they join my UFOs waiting for quilting. It is my goal this summer to get four more UFOs done. Only problem is I am still starting new projects. I am doomed (actually blessed) to have UFOs in my sewing room forever!

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  174. Pauline McCauley Says:
    05/30/2012 4:33 pm

    I am in a rehab center, recovering from
    surgery. A friend traced a redwork piece
    for me, and that is what I have been working
    on.

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  175. Cathy B Says:
    05/30/2012 4:39 pm

    I worked on a couple 4th of July table runners for gifts.

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  176. Sherry Says:
    05/30/2012 4:39 pm

    I worked on cleaning the house so I can work on my projects in the near future without guilt. Like my newly purchased Bookish bookbag kit.

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  177. Cristy Kirschke Says:
    05/30/2012 4:44 pm

    I worked on my Sugar and Spice couch cover quilt. Loving the blue and greens in it.

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  178. Sallie Says:
    05/30/2012 5:00 pm

    hand sewing on the binding of a bull’s eye quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  179. Anna Fournelle Says:
    05/30/2012 5:00 pm

    So many things going on here – sewing, gardening, spring cleaning. In the quilting arena (and most exciting for me) I worked on a patriotic tablerunner that is going to be a thank you gift for a very generous and kind family. Just have to finish up the quilting and binding and then it is finished. Can hardly wait!

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  180. Penny Baxter Says:
    05/30/2012 5:10 pm

    I finished up a BOM top (king size), and have it all ready to quilt. Then I put my nose to the grindstone and finished up a “postage stamp” border (that I’ve been dreading) on another quilt.

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  181. Janise Says:
    05/30/2012 5:14 pm

    I went to visit my adult kids. Had a great time. My daughter and I shopped all day!

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  182. Kathy Callahan Says:
    05/30/2012 5:14 pm

    I sorted and stashed a couple of years of quilt magazines and picked out fabric for an appliqued wall hanging. Next stop quilting. Also gathering fabric to make my #2 son a black and red quilt with a little bit of gold. The thread and/or Eleanor’s book would be grand. It’s time to work on more Quilts of Honor for vets and active duty folks in our area.

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  183. Heidi Says:
    05/30/2012 5:15 pm

    We are spending a week at Disney World with the grandbabies… I worked on doll clothes, 3 drawstring back packs, and gathering the “goodies” to go in it for the trip :)

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  184. Patsy Nielson Says:
    05/30/2012 5:28 pm

    I did crocheting this weekend since I was at the cabin and have no sewing machine there!

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  185. Karen Says:
    05/30/2012 5:30 pm

    This weekend i cut up my squares to make a rag quilt.

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  186. Patti Mccoppin Says:
    05/30/2012 5:33 pm

    I worked on a dissappering nine patch with Charm packs from the Riveria collection,,

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  187. Ah-Nah Says:
    05/30/2012 5:40 pm

    Worked on some sewing for grandkids and had family BBQ. planned on quilting my 4 year old granddaughters dresden plate quilt I recently made. Oh well…

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  188. Elaine S Says:
    05/30/2012 5:46 pm

    I am working on a wall hanging by Bareroots called “Written in Thread”. Got most of it sewed together and started working on the embroidery. Love doing embroidery work.

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  189. Dorothy Smietana Says:
    05/30/2012 5:52 pm

    I worked on the McCall’s mystery quilt. Finally finished sewing the left over fabrics for the backing.

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  190. Peggy Moller Says:
    05/30/2012 5:52 pm

    I finished putting the binding on my granddaughter Sophie ‘s S quilt. Now I am on to a sock monkey quilt for my youngest grandson, Nicholas.

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  191. Pat Says:
    05/30/2012 5:57 pm

    I worked on celebrating my birthday and working on a Christmas quilt.

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  192. Rhonda Desgranges Says:
    05/30/2012 5:58 pm

    Did not really do much sewing/quilting this past weekend.
    We had a lot of family time. I did manage to cut out some 6 1/2 inch charm squares for a swap that I am in.
    What a wonderful giveaway!!!! Would love to win!!!!
    Good luck to all!

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  193. Barbara Says:
    05/30/2012 6:12 pm

    I made a set of pillow cases for a gift/ a Texas flag pillowcase for my grandson/ worked on a trip around the world quilt and my new bom!

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  194. Ray Says:
    05/30/2012 6:13 pm

    I worked on Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler. :-)

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  195. Martha Kirkcaldy Says:
    05/30/2012 6:16 pm

    I worked on a quilt for my Grandson – he will be 4 soon – so it has cars and trucks and lots of bright colors..

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  196. Karen Says:
    05/30/2012 6:16 pm

    No sewing this weekend. I did organize fabric scraps.

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  197. Martha J Says:
    05/30/2012 6:19 pm

    Worked with batik making New York Beauty blocks. It was a quiet weekend, perfect temps to sew.

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  198. Jeanne Says:
    05/30/2012 6:23 pm

    I worked on the border of a king size quilt I am making along with some blocks from a block of the month quilt.

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  199. Kelly Grace Says:
    05/30/2012 6:32 pm

    Lots of family parties, but I still managed to work on my hexagon quilt.

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  200. Beth B Says:
    05/30/2012 6:43 pm

    Tried to get a bit of organizing done in the sewing room.

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  201. Anne Wawzyniak Says:
    05/30/2012 6:43 pm

    Went to a wedding, didn’t quilt at all…..

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  202. Loraine Says:
    05/30/2012 6:49 pm

    I shopped for more fabric!!! Finished 2 started projects: a cute tote bag and a baby quilt. And most of all I attended Memorial Day services at the cemetary and spent some quality time with my family!

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  203. Brenda L Says:
    05/30/2012 6:51 pm

    I am recovering from rota-tor cuff surgery and not able to sew yet. BUT I am buying lots of material and cleaning my stash and can’t wait to get back in the sew room everyday!
    This weekend I went to towns parade and said a prayer for all the veterans that sacrificed for our freedom.

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  204. Grapenutrn Says:
    05/30/2012 7:13 pm

    A jig saw puzzle pattern quilt for my 2nd cousin that is Autistic.

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  205. Annie Blake Says:
    05/30/2012 7:17 pm

    I made myself a cushion for my front porch glider! Sew I can set outside and crochet without my bottom going numb! <3 sewing quilting and crochet!

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  206. Arlene Says:
    05/30/2012 7:18 pm

    I am getting ready for our family reunion to be held in July. Am making message bags, coffee cup holders and bookmarks for each family as souveniers. Worked on getting these finished.

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  207. Mary Says:
    05/30/2012 7:24 pm

    I have a scrap quilt and now only needs a border to finish the top. Thats my project at this time.

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  208. Shirley Fleming Says:
    05/30/2012 7:28 pm

    After the barbecue and the family left, I felt the need for some relaxation. I made myself a quilt sandwich and practiced quilting.

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  209. Tami O Says:
    05/30/2012 7:29 pm

    I started my grandson’s I Spy quilt!

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  210. gale Says:
    05/30/2012 7:41 pm

    I worked on quilting a top I sewed a couple of months ago.

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  211. Cecilia Says:
    05/30/2012 7:57 pm

    I’m working on a pineapple quilt for my youngest granddaughter.

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  212. Alice Says:
    05/30/2012 8:18 pm

    I was able to spend a little time working on a Block of the Month — with one month to go for final block patterns.

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  213. Raelene Robertson Says:
    05/30/2012 8:35 pm

    I am sewing a reversible duvet cover which I am piecing.

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  214. Autumn Says:
    05/30/2012 8:51 pm

    A BOM is what I am currently working on. Also did some dirt time in the garden.

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  215. Kristie P Says:
    05/30/2012 8:57 pm

    Finished three, YES..THREE quilts over the weekend. I am so excited, now I can start more!

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  216. Jem-fl Says:
    05/30/2012 9:01 pm

    Worked on blocks for different quilt projects also looked for red,blue and light for Veterans Hospital
    quilt blocks.

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  217. SherryMartin Says:
    05/30/2012 9:57 pm

    working on a scrapy dog fabric quilt for a friend…and her companion dog Tyke

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  218. Beth Baird Says:
    05/30/2012 10:02 pm

    Worked on a fun quilt with cats, dogs and mice, for my non-profit quilt group, Quilts from Caring Hands, in Corvallis, OR. One of the other members made embroidered mice for it.

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  219. Sharon Says:
    05/30/2012 10:45 pm

    I bound a strip quilt for the VA hospital in Roseburg.

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  220. DEBRA Says:
    05/30/2012 11:13 pm

    MY HUSBAND COOKED ON THE GRILL, MY FAMILY GATHERED TO ENJOY OUR MEAL. WHILE WE ATE THE VETS IN OUR FAMILY SHARED SOME OF THEIR TIMES IN THE SERVICE. IT INSPIRED ME, I GOT AN IDEA FOR A CRAZY QUILT USING SOME OF THEIR OLD UNIFORMS, BUTTONS, AND BRAIDS. I AM IN THE GATHERING MATERIALS MODE NOW.
    I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOYED YOUR HOLIDAY.

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  221. Nena Ayer Says:
    05/30/2012 11:19 pm

    I reorganized my sewing room! Much needed and almost finished. I’m also working on a quilt for a customer (for a teacher’s end of the year gift) and a dress to alter.

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  222. Jen Rosamond Says:
    05/31/2012 4:19 am

    I worked on the lawn (not matsuri unfortunately).

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  223. Joan Jenkins Says:
    05/31/2012 4:27 am

    I finished two quilts for a community project. The quilts go to the seniors home. Very rewarding.

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  224. Patricia S Says:
    05/31/2012 5:12 am

    I’ve been working on a quilt I will donate to my niece’s fundraising auction. I’m not following a pattern…just winging it. Wish me luck!!

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  225. Sarah Jeffries Says:
    05/31/2012 5:31 am

    I’m hand quilting my mini wall hanging! I’ve been following along with the quilt with us group ‘country junk’tion’. Thanks for hosting a give away!

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  226. linda Says:
    05/31/2012 6:33 am

    I worked on the mystery quilt from my local quilt shop. Thank you for sponsoring a gift away.

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  227. Debbie A. Says:
    05/31/2012 6:35 am

    I stripped the paper off the back of paper pieced blocks.(very tedious work)

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  228. jennifer Says:
    05/31/2012 7:45 am

    just cleaning the sewing room and cutting 5 inch squares for a project.

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  229. Donna Grochow Says:
    05/31/2012 7:48 am

    I worked on a tee shirt quilt, 35 blocks.

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  230. Doris Wilbur Says:
    05/31/2012 8:16 am

    I am in the process of making a quilt, a new thing for me, I am quilting in sections. I am at a halt at the present time because a nephew is making me a sewing cabinet ( with a flat surface!). My present set up doesn’t give me enough support to evenly stitch in the ditch. I love how the quilt is coming together and would rather delay a bit than have squiggly seams! Otherwise I would have quilted all weekend!

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  231. Linda Fifer Says:
    05/31/2012 8:18 am

    I worked on a “Love & Comfort” quilt by Cozy Quilt and also a “Little Twister” wall hanging. These are so much fun.

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  232. Shirley Says:
    05/31/2012 8:29 am

    In the process of puttng together a T-shirt quilt for my grandson. He is 15 and very involved in acting – local theater and school. He has t-shirts reflecting some of his plays. Very special project, and my first. ;)

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  233. Sue Says:
    05/31/2012 8:48 am

    This book sounds absolutely fantastic. I can’t wait to read it. All of your books are so well written. Thanks for considering me.

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  234. Alene Knox Says:
    05/31/2012 9:53 am

    I worked on two quilts to give to Love, Inc. for children that will be placed into foster homes. Most of these children need something to love, something to cuddle up with to try to feel better & KNOW somebody cares. I’m making deer with many patches, and another one with some ladybugs & bright colors. I teach a church class of 10 ladies that will make a total of 40 quilts by 12/18. Makes me feel GOOD to try to make a little one feel better! I’ll be cutting out two more today,and hold class tonight!

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  235. Cindy Radtke Says:
    05/31/2012 10:01 am

    Center of red/black/cream quilt is put together. Needs one more row and then borders, YEAH!

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  236. Anna Houston Says:
    05/31/2012 10:10 am

    I worked on and completed a paper pieced miniquilt with potted tulips, for my best friends birthday. It turned out well, and I know she will love it!

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  237. Kristine C Says:
    05/31/2012 10:26 am

    I worked on what is soon to be my sewing studio:)

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  238. Sandra Palmer Says:
    05/31/2012 10:57 am

    I just completed cutting up my second box of donated worn jeans, the patches are 8 1/2 inches and 6 1/2 inches, 121 small and 98 larger from this box. They are for my Linus group to use on Saturday. I also have about two feet of binding to stitch on the quilt which is almost complete. These quilts go to the women’s shelter, the hospital and other places where there is a need.

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  239. Kelly S. Says:
    05/31/2012 11:20 am

    I worked on making a stash of English paper piecing hexagons for a currently undetermined project. :-)

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  240. Dottie Godolphin Says:
    05/31/2012 3:06 pm

    I worked on my Mystery quilt that our quilt group is working on since last month. We just had a week quilt retreat in Pigeon Forge, TN and we loved it. It is our 3rd year to do this. We really look forward to doing nothing but SEW, EAT, SEW!!

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  241. MarciaW Says:
    05/31/2012 4:32 pm

    Over Memorial Day holiday I worked on piecing dolly quilts from teeny bits and pieces of scraps. I tend to do little projects that I can drop as think about my next big project.

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  242. andreak Says:
    05/31/2012 5:56 pm

    Quilted 4 table runners that will be presents for my husband’s family this year. Also cut a Lucy’s Crab Shack layer cake into 5″ charms.

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  243. Anna V Says:
    05/31/2012 6:14 pm

    I worked on the cutest ditty bags and embroidary….

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  244. Linda P Rippe Says:
    05/31/2012 8:02 pm

    I’m working on a queen-size black/taupe prints quilt & also getting busy on Christmas gifts for family & friends.

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  245. Katie S. Says:
    05/31/2012 8:15 pm

    taking stitches out of my son’s double irish chain blanket so I could re-quilt with different thread

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  246. Tammy Hempel Says:
    05/31/2012 8:53 pm

    I worked on my soon to be new grandson’s quilt. I have made each one of my grandchildren a quilt and he is next in line for one. I will have it finished by the time he gets here.

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  247. Barb P Says:
    05/31/2012 9:46 pm

    I am working on a stained glass peace dove and am making my own bias for the first time out of the sold black. It is turning out well! Thanks.

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  248. Leah Says:
    05/31/2012 10:05 pm

    I worked on a number of quilts… two donation quilts (adding borders), one baby gift (trimming and adding binding) and backing for a 4th quilt

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  249. Mary Ann @ RocknQuilts Says:
    06/01/2012 4:58 am

    I worked on completing my sewing room makeover since it was cold and rainy, plus began a carpenter’s star in red, white and blue for my hubby’s birthday in July. He spent 24 years in the USAF!

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  250. Sandra Says:
    06/01/2012 8:08 am

    Took this weekend off and traveled to Wooster, Ohio for a Fiber and Sheep Festival. Like I need another hobby. Learned to handpaint yarn with Kimber Baldwin of Fiberoptic in Cincinnati, Ohio. Love to learn new things whether it be about fabric or fiber.

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  251. LisaT Says:
    06/01/2012 10:30 am

    I was actually away this past weekend. It was our anniversary and we spent two days up in Strasburg Pennsylvania – we watched the play Jonah at the Sight and Sound theater which was amazing. We had just enough time to return home Sunday morning to attend church and then we attended our local parade – our church was advertising our upcoming VBS for the kids and my husband drove the decorated flatbed truck. I said I was doing nothing on Monday other than sewing (it’s been a few months actually since I have) and I ended up pushmowing about an acre of the yard, planted more in our veggie garden, 3 loads of landry and cooked… then time was up! Will try again this weekend.

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  252. Tiffany S. Says:
    06/01/2012 2:19 pm

    I went to Steamboat Springs, CO and made my first ever quilt top! My best friend and I made two queen sized quilt tops in one weekend on one machine…it was glorious!

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  253. Page Says:
    06/02/2012 12:06 am

    I need to get back to sewing but I worked on getting my house clean. Ugh. Such a mess. I need to do the final clean up on my craft room from moving in. It’s just about ready to go.

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  254. Jen B Says:
    06/02/2012 4:30 am

    I worked on relaxing with family! Summer is a busy time for a lot of my family and this was the only time my parents, siblings and my family could be at the same place at the same time. :)

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  255. Mike Pearson Says:
    06/02/2012 9:19 am

    I worked on Hexagons! I’m a hexamaniac!

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  256. Lisa Marie Says:
    06/02/2012 7:46 pm

    I haven’t been able to work on sewing projects for the last 10 days as I have been on a family vacation hiking in national parks. It was a wonderful time, but tomorrow I hope to get back to piecing some quilts I have started for my sister.

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  257. Lori Petersen Says:
    06/02/2012 8:28 pm

    I put together a sewing cabinet I won at a quilt show. And did alot of organizing in my sewing room.

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  258. Diane C Says:
    06/03/2012 4:41 am

    I worked on a scrappy quilt, putting prairie points around on the border. Almost done.

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  259. Freida roberts Says:
    06/03/2012 6:45 pm

    I am busy making a wall hanging for my nephew, my sister and I purchased the fabric to do this for him (he is serving in Afghanistan) She passed away before she could make it. He will be coming home in a few days and I want to honor her in giving her son the quilt she wanted to give him.

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  260. Barbara Says:
    06/04/2012 9:57 am

    Finishing up a quilt for my niece – a High School Graduation present for her to take with her to college.

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  261. Terry Douglas Says:
    06/04/2012 2:00 pm

    I worked on cleaning out a space in my craft room to set up my new quilting frame and long arm machine. I can’t wait to actually quilt something on it.

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