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Friday, December 9, 2011

Quilters Blog Hop Party With Giveaways

Welcome to everyone hopping around in blog land for the Quilter's Blog Hop Party With Giveaways. A huge thank you to Michelle for organizing this event. By the way, Happy 4th Birthday Michelle.  It’s sure to be a lot of fun.



Hi there to all of you and I can't tell you how happy I am too welcome you to my blog.  If you’re new to The Learning Curve, let me tell you a bit about my blog and myself. I am a retired nurse and I first started quilting when I was 16. My mother is to blame for this addiction of mine. I have found out that one can have too many quilts but one can never make enough quilts. It is a deep seated addiction that there is no cure for (at least I have convinced my hubz of that).  But seriously, he is just as crazy about the quilts I make as I am.  He even has his own fabric and is planning on making a quilt on his own.  I can't wait to see, he is such a perfectionist I hope he doesn't get frustrated and give up.  I love to write in my blog and after the first of the year I hope I can keep you all in stitches either with laughter or ideas.
I love giveaways, I love entering them and I really love doing them. I love to visit other blogs and read them. 2012 is coming very quickly and I have a day planner to help me get back to my sewing machine and spend less time on my computer.  I have things that I really need to get done.  I also am a long arm quilter and I have a nice little home business that keeps me with some fabric money in my pocket.  It is so wonderful to see the change in a person from the time they leave the quilt with me and when they pick it up, they are just astounded that their work of art is really that beautiful.  It isn't necessarily the quilting that I do on it, it is the fact that it is finished and something to be proud of.  Accomplishment is the best ego booster of all time. I also like to make small things such as mug rugs, mini quilts, doll quilts, etc..
I must be a good story teller, at least that is what I have been told.  And I do love to tell a good story, especially those based on happenings in my life, my family and my friends are quite often embellished in my stories, after all they are part of my crazy funny life.
I also am a book "ho". There isn't a book out there that isn't worth reading at least once.  I dearly love my quilt books and I have filled 2 shelves in my bookcase just this year.  Hubz just shakes his head.  He does that a lot. I thought maybe he was trying to clear it but I understand now, the poor man just doesn't get it.  At least that is what I thought until a few weeks back when he came home from an auction with a tote tub full of quilt books that he claimed to be his.  He doesn't know that in time they will be on my shelves.  Hee Hee. 
I currently have a giveaway going on "Christmas Stocking Surprise" and there is still time to enter and get caught up. It is a huge 12 sponsor giveaway with one winner take all!  Wish I could enter my own contest it is so good.

Now to the business at hand.

My Give-Away
A Fat Quarter Bundle of Honey Child designed by Sis Boom (Jennifer Paganelli).  I have had this fabric here just waiting for a perfect occasion to share it with you.   ( I will post a picture before the day is done.)

To Enter:  Just answer these two questions:
1.  What is your favorite new designer fabric today?
2.  What do you want as the ultimate Christmas gift this year?
Optional Entries:
a.  If you want to, I would appreciate your joining in and following along on my blog via RSS Feed.
b.  If you want you can follow me on Twitter   Twitter/JeanneGwin
c.  I am on facebook and you are welcome to join me there   Facebook/Jeanne Gwin

I want to take a moment and wish everyone a gloriously happy Holiday Season and a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year.  May you all enjoy good health, great wealth and many hours of sewing in 2012.

Now take off and enjoy this fantastic Blog Hop!!!!  I understand there is around 250 bloggers participating.

Jeanne



324 comments:

  1. Today I am crushing big time on Puttin on the Ritz.

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  2. My biggest Christmas wish is to be healthy...recovering from surgery puts everything in perspective.

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  3. i've just discovered 'Candid Paparazz' by Red RoosterFabrics! nice! it's my new favorite.

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  4. i would love to find a go!baby in my stocking this year. the ultimate tool!

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  5. i follow your blog via my blog reader :)

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  6. My new favorite designer fabric is "Friends" by Mary Engelbreit. I must have some!

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  7. My biggest Christmas wish would be to get a great big stocking full of yummy fabrics and quilting things.

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  8. i've been your fb fan for awhile now. will you post here, too?

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  9. Of course I follow your blog. :0)

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  10. I also chase you around on Facebook. You can't get rid of me. :0)

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  11. Of all the "newly arrived" fabrics, I'm suddenly infatuated with Kate Spain's Good Fortune.

    But my true love these days is "London" by Free Spirit, in all the colorways.

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  12. I attended an emergency preparedness seminar last night, and my Christmas wish list has been updated. Now I am hoping for new leather collars and harnesses for all of our dogs; we learned that in a fire emergency, nylon collars will melt into a pet's skin. Horrible. So now my priority is to update the dogs's wardrobes.

    But I won't be crushed if some new "London" fabric is under my tree. :)

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  14. My Christmas wish is for our newest grand baby to arrive healthy and whole.

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  15. Anything by Sweetwater is my favorite today. :)

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  16. My Christmas wish list, only one thing really. A brand spanky new long arm quilting machine. It might be on my Christmas list for a couple years though. ;)

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  17. My favorite fabric right now is Etchings by 3 sisters. I'm working on a quilt with it right now. For Christmas I'm working on getting my family to stock pile me with fabric. You can never have enough.

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  18. I am following your blog now!!!

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  19. I am also following on facebook.

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  20. My favorite designer fabric right now is a line that will be released for a second time .... flea market fancy! I can't wait until it is released, I will definitely get my hands on some.

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  21. My ultimate Christmas gift this year would be for my parents to sell their house quickly and be able to move to Texas to be near me! I miss them!

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  22. My Favorite at the moment is any thing by Pillow & Maxfield

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  23. My Christmas wish has already been answered. It was for my stepson to come home safe from Afghanistan. He has been home now for just over a week.

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  24. I am totally in love with Natalie Lymers Woodland fabric. I am hoping to find complete bolts of the entire range under the tree (I think I might need to find a money tree too!!)

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  25. The ultimate Christmas gift would be health. For everyone I know but especially for two very special people who have been diagnosed with cancer this year. For them to be cured, all clear and never have to worry about this dreadful disease every again would be the ultimate gift I could receive.

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  26. I am definitely a follower and I love reading your blog.

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  27. My Christmas wish is for my Grandchild to arrive safe and sound.

    Ruby by Bonnie and Camille takes my eye at the moment.

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  28. My Christmas wish is to have a healthier lifestyle. I really need to lose some weight. I am hoping to be a more active person for 2012 (actually starting NOW). I know some think there is no such thing as will power... but if there is, I need it!

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  29. Of course, I am a follower -- silly! I loved reading today's post about your husband and how he shakes his head at you. My husband has that too.

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  30. I follow you on twitter as KShahann.

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  31. I like you on facebook. My facebook name is Kathy Schaller Snider.

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  32. My favorite designer fabric right now is Citron Grey by Michael Miller.

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  33. The ultimate Christmas gift would be to be healthy. I'd love to adopt a healthier lifestyle including better eating choices and more activity.

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  34. I'm loving Girca 1934 by Cosmo Cricket. Thanks for a lovely givaway.

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  35. I already have my Christmas wish - my mother has responded really well to chemotherapy for advanced Ovarian Cancer.

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  36. I just love the Blueberry Crumb Cake (just got as a present to me).

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  37. Like so many others - would love a long arm machine!

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  38. I am seriously crushing on A Stitch in Color. Love the boldness of it.

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  39. My ultimate Christmas gift this year would be a new sewing machine but not just any machine...I am eyeing the Horizon!

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  40. Am loving the Blueberry Crumble at the moment.

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  41. A goBaby! would be lovely in my stocking

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  42. My Christmas wish is for happiness and health in the world. hugs

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  43. I love Kate Spain Good Fortune. Peaceful times is my wish for everyone. Judy C

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  44. Anything Jinny Beyer does - anything! Thanks for a chance to win! VermontPines@aol.com

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  45. My Christmas wish is for a job for everyone who needs one. VermontPines@aol.com

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  46. I friended you on facebook. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  47. My favorite lines lately have been Echo by Lotta Jansdotten and Outfoxed by Lizzy House.
    And for christmas, I want fabric ! It's seems that I can never have enough of that !

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  48. I so enjoyed reading your blog today that I just absolutely have to follow you which I did do today! Looking forward to your wonderful and humorous stories!

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  49. I requested you as a friend on facebook today. I gotta keep up with you - you know!

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  50. My ultimate Christmas gift would be a APQS Millennium Longarm Quilting Machine!

    I love so many different fabric lines. I'm not too focused since I love all kinds of quilts. I joined the my local Modern Quilt Guild and I'm loving all the lovely quilts. Amanda Murphy is a member of the guild and she has designed some beautiful fabric!

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  51. So many, I would choose fav.as Natalie Lymers Woodland fabrics!

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  52. My biggest Christmas wish is for our Economy to finally recover for all!

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  53. And I love following your blog all ready!

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  54. I am a follower of yours on facebook.. Thank you for the fun! Kim

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  55. I'm new to quilting so I do not know many of the fabrics but I seem to like Michael Miller when I see it. I wanted a lap top for Christmas and I did receive it already. YEAH ME!

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  56. I love Alexander Henry and all the zanie fabrics and coming up with crazy things to make with them. Great blog you have here!

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  57. I did just facebook you but I forgot to mention that my ultimate Christmas gift is the family being together for the holidays! Young son comes home tomorrow for 6 weeks! YEAH!

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  58. At the moment I love Malka's 'A stitch in Color''

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  59. I'd love to find Malka's new fabric in my stocking this year!

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  60. It's Kate Spain Terrain, I love it!

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  61. I'd love to find a fabric cutter under the tree, but I think it's unlikely!

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  62. Pear Tree by Thomas Knauer. Yum!

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  63. Biggest Christmas wish, hmm... Just for it to be happy. We are doing it differently this year so we'll see how it goes.

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  64. I love the new Ruby line of fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  65. I'm a new follower. And since I forgot to include my ultimate Christmas gift in my other post, I'll mention it here: I'd love a sewing room instead of being scattered around the the house. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  66. I love anything by Bonnie and Camille, Bliss, Ruby, and their newest line. Sorry I forgot the name. :)

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  67. My wish for Xmas is a day that isn't too hot! We here "Down Under" in Australia have had some real scorchers in the past. :)

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  68. Hi Jeanne.. Anything Kate Spain does I Love!

    Thanks for a chance to win some Beautiful fabric!

    Usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. My ultimate Christmas gift would be a laptop computer. Our desktop is not working and it's hard to do all my online stuff on my iPhone.

    Thanks for your giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. I already follow you on FB.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. I follow you on Twitter (@usairdoll)

    Thanks for a chance to win some pretty, pretty fabric.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. I follow your blog via email. I'm not seeing where I sign up for RSS feed.(using my phone) I'll look again when I can borrow my daughter's laptop.

    Thanks Jeanne for your giveaway.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. Right now I'm lovin' Kate Spain and her Good Fortune.

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  74. My Christmas wish is to have my son safely from Iraq. We're waiting for word what day he'll be flying home.

    *fingers crossed that its soon*

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  75. My favorite new line "at the moment", it will probably change tomorrow, is Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater

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  76. My biggest Christmas wish is for my Daughter to pass her hearing screen after Christmas :)

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  77. I enjoy anything Amy Butler with her offbeat color combos and designs. My biggest wish is to walk normally again. I was in a very bad auto accident last May. I am walking but it is still painful.
    Happy Holidays to all! And to all a quilt night!

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  78. hello! i think right now i'm in love with sweetwater's reunion.

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  79. i want an accuquilt go! baby for christmas. my odds of getting it are nil, but i still want one!

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  80. (oh sorry - my twitter name is loveolamb)

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  81. following you through google reader!

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  82. My favorite new fabric design is Blueberry Crumb Cake by Blackbird Design. Yummy! Merry Christmas!

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  83. Favorite designer of the moment is Sweetwater (Authentic is my all time fave line and everything after is amazing)

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  84. Christmas wish for under the tree would be a new computer monitor that's big enough to read without putting my face right up to it!

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  85. Wow, so much to read I almost forgot to comment that I"m now reading your blog in Google Reader.

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  86. I like the Flash Paparazzi from
    Red Rooster Fabrics

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  87. My biggest Christmas wish is health for all my family

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  88. New designer fabric today would be Etchings by 3 Sisters. I would like to have the Go Baby but a Jelly Roll with a new pattern would be nice and keep me entertained for a while. I just love your blog and all of your ideas. Thank you for all you do.

    Sandi T.

    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  89. I am hoping to get this computer replaced as this one no longer likes to type the letters L and T..

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  90. It's been out awhile, but I love Ann Kelle's Urban Zoologie - the monkies on the blue are so cute! Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  91. The ultimate gift would be for Jesus to return. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  92. My ultimate Christmas present would be an innova long arm. My favorite current fabric line is Jessica jones outside Oslo. I've added you to my google reader, thanks for the great giveaway!

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  93. All I want is for my family to be healthy and happy!
    I am a new follower it will be fun reading your blog! Sounds like we both like fabric quilting and books:)

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  94. I LOVE Good Fortune by Kate Spain! Thanks for the chance :)

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  95. My biggest Christmas wish is, in fact, a fat eighth bundle of Good Fortune. :)

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  96. Loving A Stitch in Color by Malka Dubrawsky...those colors just get me!
    Toni
    www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

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  97. I would love for Santa to help all of those who need it...
    Thanks for the give away!
    Toni
    www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

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  98. I'm loving the fabric by Pam Kitty Morning. Great name as well. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

    missmoozie/at/gmail/dot/com

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  99. My ultimate Christmas gift would be a new wardrobe, since I'm a poor college student. lol. Great giveaway, Thanks!

    missmoozie/at/gmail/dot/com

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  100. I already follow your blog via email. I tried to follow via RSS but looks like you need a Facebook account for that. I hope my email following is ok. Thanks again.

    missmoozie/at/gmail/dot/com

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  101. I like Jane Sassaman's new line -- I think it is called Early Bird.

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  102. I already know I am getting my big Christmas gift -- a visit from my younger daughter who lives far up the east coast. (I am in FLorida).

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  103. I am a happy follower of your blog -- and I will be watching to see how your hubbie's quilt comes along! My Sweetie makes quilts, but not as often as I do.

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  104. I'm totally crushing on Fig Tree's Butterscotch & Roses and California Girl..

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  105. My Christmas wish would be to get a fancy new sewing machine, but considering I haven't told my husband I want one I don't think it will be under the tree - his ESP is not well developed!

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  106. I love anything by Fig Tree. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  107. Terrain was my favourite line for a while but it is getting passe I guess. I'm excited about Little Apples....

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  108. My Christmas wish was a GO Baby but I have just been very lucky and won one woohoo. Now I am wishing for a new sewing machine but I don't think I will get one. Merry Christmas! Lindac

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  109. My Christmas wish is for all the people who are travelling to spend time with me here at my home have safe journeys. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  110. I have just sent you a friends request on FB. Linda

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  111. I love the echo line, just adorable!

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  112. Christmas fantasy - of course a wonderful new long arm machine with plenty of thread and patterns. How's that for dreaming :)

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  113. My Christmas wish is to get my kitchen remodel finished. Right now I am in a mess!

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  114. I love RUBY fabrics this year! My dream gift would be a Bernina. I will only get this if we win the lottery, but it is a DREAM gift! Thanks for the giveaway chance!
    Linda
    http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com

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  115. I am a follower! Thanks for the giveaway chance!
    Linda
    http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com

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  116. Following on Twitter, too~ Thanks for the giveaway chance!
    Linda
    http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com

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  117. My biggest Christmas wish would be to have my daughter and her husband to move back from California to Missouri to live near us. I miss her so. And if I was to choose an actual wrapped gift to find under the tree, I would choose a lovely new serger/coverstitch machine.

    My favorite new line of fabric is Etchings by moda

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  118. I'm a Tula Pink fan. My biggest Xmas (gift) wish is a new sewing machine. My general Xmas wish is that everyone in my family gets to spend it together and does so safely!

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  119. My favorite fabric for now is Little Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings.

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  120. The fabric designer I'm drawn to lately is riley blake

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  121. I would LOVE a nice embroidery machine for christmas, I have a brother sewing machine that embroiders too, so I really SHOULD be content with it, but I can always dream right?

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  122. I am loving Circa 1934 from Cosmo Cricket.

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  123. My big wish for the holiday: a swift and full recovery for my badly injured daughter and for all the others who are mentioned in these posts.

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  124. I am now following your blog. Thanks for such a lovely giveaway and happy holidays to you.

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  125. I don't have a favorite designer. I just like fabric!

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  126. For the ultimate Christmas gift, I would like knowing that my first grandchild is on the way!

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  127. I love Happines by Kathy Davis - beautiful line!!

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  128. My biggest wish is for my 19 year old niece to be in our home town for Christmas - she has been recovering 4 months now from a diving accident that has left her completely paralyzed. It would be a blessing to have her home.

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  129. My Christmas wish would be health and joy for all

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  130. I put a friend request on your FB page

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  131. I don't follow designers so I don't know any! And the ultimate Christmas gift would be an art cruise!

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  132. I'm very fond of Echo at the moment. For Christmas? Spending the first Christmas together just with us with my husband!

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  133. My favorite new fabric is called, Blueberry Crumb Cake.

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  134. I'd love to find an Accuquilt Go Baby, under my Christmas tree this year.;->

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  135. I can't wait to see Malka Dubrowsky's new line in the LQS!

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  136. I don't celebrate Christmas - so no wishes for myself, but I certainly wish all those who do a wonderful time with family and friends.

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  137. I'm loving everything Kate Spain has designed. I just made a bag with Terrain and can't want to get a hold of the new Good Fortune collection

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  138. I want more fabrics added to my stash.
    Thx for the chance to win ^^v

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  139. I'm following you on twitter via profile @ hueisei

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  140. I don't know may designers so i don't really have a fav new one..lol. My wish for Christmas is to get my health back

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  141. I love most anything Riley Blake - particularly the designs by a Quilted Fish!

    The ultimate Christmas gift would be a sleep in and a day of uninterrupted sewing!

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  142. I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  143. I love Terrain!
    Thanks fro the chance :D

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  144. Great giveaway! I love Kate Spain. :)

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  145. I would love Kindle Fire for a present!

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  146. I like and can't wait to get some of Ricky Tim's "Oodles of Doodles". If I had room (and the $$)my ultimate Christmas wish would be for a Long-arm! thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  147. Am now a follower and following you on Twitter (I sound like a stalker - lol!!)

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  148. My biggest hope would be that people would carry the Christmas season of peace throughout the year.

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  149. Kate Spain I haven't found anything of hers that I don't like. My hope for Christmas is getting our BIL home. He's been in the hospital for 6 weeks but has finally turned the corner and we hope he's well enough to come home. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  150. My biggest Christmas wish is whole family together!

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  151. My favorite designer fabric are all the stuff from Michael Miller.

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  152. Just started following you. I like most of the Kaufmann fabrics. Usually a good variety available. Christmas wish: don't really have one.

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