Friday, February 4, 2011

Pillow Talk

Welcome to my blog and the Moda Pillow Talk Blog Hop.  For those who may not know, I am the mother of 5 and a grandmother to 10.  I live in a very small town in the country and am a 4th generation quilter. I like to go boating in the summer and stay indoors in the winter (I hate the cold).  I love to spend time with my family.  I have had my pattern company Cotton Way for 21 years this month.  I feel very blessed! 

We were each asked by Lissa to design a pillow that tells something about us and then answer some questions.



My pillow has 21 dots, one for each year I have been in business. I love the color red, so the dots are some of my favorite red fabrics I have used over the years.  The last dot is a sneek peek of our new fabric line coming out later this year.  I chose the border from our "Bliss" line because it is my current favorite piece of fabric that I want to use in everything.  During the past 4 years I have had the opporturnity to design fabric with my daughter, Camille, for Moda.  It has been like the frosting on the cake to be part of the Moda team. They are all such amazing people! 


What is a little known fact about yourself?
One thing most people don't know, aside from my close friends and family, is that when my husband and I got married, he had casts on both arms. He had surgery on his wrists because of some old basketball injuries and was supposed to get one of them off before the wedding.  It wasn't healing right, so we polished his casts with white shoe polish the night before. When people came to congratulate us, my husband told everyone that I twisted his arms so hard to get him to marry him that I broke both his wrists. 
How do you relax?

When I am at home I can't relax!   There is always to much to do.  I have to be busy or have a hand sewing project in my hands especially when I am riding in the car or watching a movie at home.  Just sitting around drives me nuts.  The only time I can really relax is when we are on vacation and I am laying on a sandy beach soaking up some sun!

What do you sleep in - PJ's or NightGown?
PJ's for sure, I hate waking up and being all twisted up in a night gown.  Camille gave me these red poka dot PJ's for Christmas last year and they are my very favorite.  They are warm and soooooo soft!  And for those who haven't heard, this week, here in Idaho, it was -20 degrees! Yes, minus 20 degrees.

 What kind of pillow do you like, Hard or soft, foam or feather? And why?
I like my memory foam pillow that shapes to my face when I sleep, but when I am watching TV or reading in bed I like a big fluffy pillow to sink into.  In the winter I can't live without my electric blanket.

 Do you sew in bed? Read? Watch TV? eat?
Sometimes I bind quilts in bed when I am really on a time crunch and to tired to think.  I try to read every night for a few minutes and I love to watch the news before I go to sleep.  I rarely eat in bed because my husband has this thing about crumbs in the bed. If I had my way, I would eat Doritos in bed.

How many nights have you or your spouse spent on the couch?
We have had a few, but not to many for being married 31 years.  Sometimes he snores and I can't sleep so I end up on the couch.

Nighttime toddy?
Do peanut butter M and M's count as a toddy?

Early to bed or all-nighter?
I used to stay up late most nights when I had teenagers at home that I was waiting up for.  I have had many all nighters, especially at Quilt Market time.  For the last year I have tried to have a more balanced schedule and am ususally in bed around 11:00. 

Who would you most like to have a pillow fight with?
Probably my grandkids.  They are so much fun! 

Now, if you made it through all that, you deserve a chance to win something!

I would love to send someone this little sewing bag filled with goodies, including my 3 new patterns!
To enter the give a way, tell me how many years you have been quilting. 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to hop on over to Fig Tree Quilts tomorrow for more Pillow Talk!
Bonnie

777 comments:

  1. It will be 2 in May :) I would LOVE to wine this!

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  2. Just under 2 years... And I'm hooked!

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  3. Just a few years and I am hopelessly HOOKED. ;-)

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  4. I've been quilting for just a couple of years. Sadly I've only finished 2 in that time-I need to work on my speed. I've been sewing since I was a little kid but quilting is so different than sewing clothes!

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  5. Congratulatons on the 21 years!
    What a unique idea for your pillow.
    Red & aqua are my favorite colors recently.
    I started quilting many years ago. But I like to do so many other crafts that I quit quilting for awhile to do the other things. About 2 years ago I started back with quilting. Now I'm teaching my granddaughter quilting & I'm having so much fun.
    Judy

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  6. I started quilting 23 years ago when I made a crib set for my son Taylor (who by the way is getting married next week). Maybe I can get back to quilt day soon!

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  7. I started quilting one week before I had my 2nd child. That was my first class and I was hooked. I have been doing it for almost 4 years now. I still say I am a beginner but love every minute of it.

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  8. I think I started quilting about 6 years ago. I quickly found that applique was my thing and I have worked hard to try to improve my needleturn skills. Love your jammies...Camille is a sweetie and your grandkids are adorable!

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  9. Congratulations on 21 years!! I also have been patchwork/quilting for almost 21 years and I'm still hooked!
    Happy stitching, P

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  10. I started again 2 years ago, with making small quilts for a charity group... but when I was small I hand quilted at my mother's and grandmothers side... and we will just say over 40 years ago...

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  11. j'ai commencé il y a plus de 20 ans !!! et je continue !
    Bonne journée !

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  12. I made my first quilt way back in 1980 - it was a present for my parents. Over the years I have made quite few quilts for family and friends. Every now and then I put quilts on the backburner and do other things. I currently have two quilt tops filed away for when i feel like taking it up again. So I guess i have been quilting off and on for 30 years - gosh i feel old.

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  13. I'm quilting for 2,5 years now and I'm in love with many projects I really want to make!

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  14. I moved to Idaho about 2 1/2 years ago and did an October "Boo-tique" shop hop. Some of the stores participating were quilt shops and I fell in love with the fun fabrics. I have always sewed but wanted to try something new. Ever since I tried quilting I've been hooked. There's still a lot to learn but I love finishing each new project!

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  15. I took my first quilting class when I was 18, and that was 32 years ago - but I've also taken long breaks from it. If it was a straight go, I would guess about 8 years. Thanks for the opportunity - your gift looks terrific!

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  16. I have been quilting for 15 years

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  17. I have only been quilting for 6 months but I love it!

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  18. Adorable bag! I have been quilting for 4 years. I started a BOTM at our local quilt store. Starting my 5th year tomorrow morning! I love your pillow too!

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  19. It will be a year in June but I've only done one quilt and am in the process of starting my second one for my BFF....I totally stalk (in a loving way) your daughter Camille's blog! Love it....thanks so much for sharing!!

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  20. I am a first generation quilter and have been quilting for 5 years. Can't wait to see your newly decorated sewing room and kitchen!!

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  21. The bag is adorable! I've only been quilting for 6 months, and I'm thoroughly addicted.

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  22. I grew up hand quilting with my grandma, so about 20 years!

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  23. I made my first quilt 3 or 4 years ago but I didn't have my own sewing machine or any real idea about what I was doing. 1/2" seam allowance, on a quilt!? And then about a year ago I really started to get into quilting and have made 5 quilts in the last year. :)

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  24. I've been quilting for about 20 or so years. Really, I made a quilt about 20 years ago and then quit so I could knit some stuff, and then painted some stuff, and then knitted some more, and now I'm quilting again. Only this time I have so many quilts started (and I ALWAYS finish what I start) that I will never stop quilting again. LOL. And I would love to win your bag of goodies because a gal just can't have too many WIPS you know!

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  25. I've been quilting for 8 years and I bought a fat quarter bundle of Bliss as SOON as it was available for purchse. I can't cut into. I love looking at it. ;0

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  26. Well I made my first quilt 5 years ago in high school, but I'd say I've only really been quilting for 1 1/2 years and I love it. lcjess@gmail.com

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  27. I've been quilting for only 2 - 3 years. I am a self-learner and I still consider myself a novice.

    Just so many beautiful quilts to make and not enough time to make them!

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  28. I think I was born a quilter. my mother always had a quilt up in our livingroom. So, I have been a quilter for at least 40 years. I was 14 the first time I was invited to participate.

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  29. I have been faithful to this wonderful hobby for about 10 years and every time I begin on a new project it is soo exciting.Sewing I began when I was 6 years old:-))
    Your pillow is a great design,I love it.

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  30. I have been quilting for 6 months now;-) I came across Crazy Mom Quilts' blog about a year ago and loved her creations and finally got brave enough to try one for myself. I have material to make two more quilts. I just need to get busy. . .

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  31. I've been quilting for 2 years now...
    time sure flies when you're having fun!

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  32. Let's see the first quilt and pillows when I wa 19, and I turn 44 this year.
    In fact I started a quilt for my Mum as my second quilt and I still haven't finished (ooops) I stopped for quite a few years but over the last 2 years I've made 5 baby quilts, 1 pillow, 1 queen and I have 2 tops finished, 3 more cut and ready to piece together and several others in the planning stage.
    Mind you I still have to finish my Mums quilt. :)

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  33. I have been sewing for 48 years and quilting for 30 years. I feel the same as you about sitting idle. Can't do it.

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  34. A year and a half and now I can't imagine myself not quilting.

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  35. Since 1978...33 years!!! Wow. Love your patterns.

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  36. looking back on my blog, it has been two years, it felt like it has been longer than that. my first quilt was amy butler fabric, but i just want to add, my first fabric besides that i bought was Cotton Blossoms!!!!
    I would love to win
    your pillow is amazing :O}
    you are very talented, and i admire your work

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  37. I am a 5th generation quilter, but I have just started! Whenever I used the beautiful quilts I inherited, I would regret that I had been too "busy" when I was younger to spend the time learning from my grandmothers and mother. So...two weeks ago I went to my fabulous local quilt shop, signed up for a class and I am now halfway through my skill building row quilt! I love it! Thank you for sharing and for your lovely giveaway!

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  38. I have been quiltting for 12 years. Some years have been much more productive than others. I have to agree with you, I seem to be using Bliss in everything I make these days! Love your pillow

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  39. ive been quilting for 23 years...off and on seeing that i started at 14 with a quilt project my grandma decided she didnt want to work on anymore!

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  40. That is the cutest sewing bag! I love it! I started sewing in childhood. Picked up quilting about 6 months ago. A shattered piece of handmade pottery led me on an internet search - potter who tats - tatter who quilts - to quilters with all sorts of amazing talents. I found blog land! I found quilting! And, I am having a wonderful time.

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  41. My first quilt - pretty but no points met and it was a postage stamp quilt! - was made for my infant daughter 41 years ago; I went on hiatus then to make sweet little dresses instead, but my stash dates back over 40 years. I returned to quiltmaking about 18 years ago and have in retirement found a new career buying and selling vintage quilt kits in addition to making quilts.
    I'd love to win the sweet bag with three patterns and who knows what all else!

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  42. I love the little bag! I have been quilting 13 years and I'm addicted to it! Like you, I can't stand to just sit and watch a movie or ride in the car. I always have a project to work on.

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  43. Your pillow is lovely! As is the bag, and the patterns! I did a few hexagon flowers before I got married, almost 31 years ago, and then from the time my 1st child was born - and he is turning 30 this year! Just like you I cannot sit down without a project. Greetings from Seoul.

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  44. Super bag prize! If you count the years I spent under Mom's quilt frame helping by threading her needles, I have been quilting 63 years :)
    I didn't start quilting my own until Mom passed away and I received her quilting frame in 1998.. these 13 years have zoomed past!

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  45. I've been sewing for about 10 years. I started sewing when my kids were little for stress relief. It really helped! I think it is safe to say it has consumed my life.

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  46. First, love your pillow, fabric and so many of your patterns. I started quilting in 1975 after seeing an article in Crafts magazine. Self taught, I have never stopped taking classes in order to correct all the bad habits I developed back then. I love every stitch I've ever taken.

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  47. I made my first attempt at quilting 36 years ago, then again 35 years ago - I kept on trying off and on but never really knew what I was doing until about 20 years ago - now I can't stop!
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  48. I have been quilting since 1989. A friend wanted to learn to quilt, so took me with her. Needless to say, she never quilted and I'm stil great friends with that woman, my mentor.

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  49. the fabrics you and Camille design are wonderful and always end up on my favorites list. I have been quilting for 6 years - off and on. it always depends on how much time I can get away from my kids!!!!!!

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  50. Congrats on your 21 years. I have been quilting off and on for about 28 years. I took my first class when my kids were teenagers and I needed something to relieve the stress. There is still a lot of room for improvement but it keeps me busy. Now my grandchildren are teenagers.

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  51. Thank you for the love post! I have been quilting for about 2 years. Sewing for much much longer!

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  52. Hi!
    I started with my first quilt about 28 years ago. It was quite a beautiful project. My youngest sister was about to have her first baby and I picked a quilt with embroidery, applique and hand quilting!! (What was I thinking?) I finished it (how amazing!)the night before her baby shower. She had her boy Ben the next day!! I've had other projects since then but that was really the best!

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  53. I have been quilting for about 3 years now. I love it so much that the time has become a wonderful blur of projects.

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  54. I started quilting in college, but took a loooong hiatus after 3 years. When my youngest son was 1 year old, I rediscovered quilting - much improved with the invention of rotary cutters and gorgeous fabrics - and that was 10 years ago. I'll never quit again!

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  55. I pieced my first block 56 years ago when I was seven and come from a family of quilters - great grandmother, grandmother and my mother - I seriously started quilting about 15 years ago - and spend every day piecing and quitling

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  56. Hi, love the pillow. I have been quilting for nine glorious years but sewing for at least 38+ years.
    Mary

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  57. I have only done a couple of quilts...and am now wanting to get back to sewing i have a few projects that I want to do for some organizations here in my area...would love to win this sweet giveaway...
    Have a Blessed day
    Tonja

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  58. Cute sewing bag, I quilted in the 80's then stopped for years. Started again in 1999, so about 12 years. Got lots of projects go ing on.

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  59. This is such a fun blog hop! I love 'getting to know' you all a little better. I have been quilting for 16yrs, I self-taught myself when I was pg with my first child.

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  60. In 1984 I made three quilts, tied them and gave them to the kidsl. Life happened and no more quilting until 1999 when I took my first class. You know the rest of the story - 2001 I retired in order to stay home and quilt. Hoorah! Wonderful giveaway and I sure would love to win. Judy C

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  61. My interest in quilting started over thirty years ao with my grandmother. She always had a quilt she would be hand stitching. Her stitches were so tiny. I don't hand quilt, but feel she would be proud of all that I've accomplished.

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  62. 21 dots--one for each year in business! That's fantastic! I've been doing some sort of sewing or needlework for about hummm...47 years????! But seriously quilting for the past 5. It is so relaxing and each one is a very special treasure.

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  63. I have been quilting for almost 20 years. The first quilt I made was called Broken Crayons. Very primitive, all homespun and hand quilted with linen thread. My son stills uses that quilt when he is home from college. Great giveaway, thank you for including me.

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  64. LOVE your giveaway bag of goodies!!

    How long have I been quilting..hmmm...

    With the help of my dad's mom, Granny Ella, I made my first quilt blocks (by hand, I might add!) at the age of 8! Granny would not let me near her machine so I had to sew them by hand! I made 30 9-patch blocks out of fabrics from granddaddy's shirts, our dresses, and granny's clothes! Priceless!

    The winter I turned 19 granny asked if I still had the blocks and I proudly told her yes!! So she called me to her house with blocks in tow and she sashed them together for me. She and I, along with my sister, granddaddy and aunt, we all quilted the quilt that day! It was my first time ever to hand quilt! First time ever to quilt in any form! and I was in hogs heaven quilting alongside my grandparents like that!

    Looking back now I forgot to take a camera and catch that memory on film!! arrghh

    But how long ago was that...well, I turned the big 50 this year!

    So, 42 years ago I hand stitched my first quilt blocks

    31 years ago, I started quilting and have not looked back!

    In the summer of that same year of learning to quilt, I sold my first ever 2 quilts to a consignment shop. Those sold in August right before I turned 20! pretty good birthday present!

    I began quilting for the public that year and have never laid the needle down... I started having issues with carpal tunnel in 2006 so now I do my customer quilting on the longarm. That was a learning curve in and of itself but I finally made peace with the machine and now I love the look of what comes off of the machine!

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  65. Great post and thank you for sharing. I started quilting a little over ten years ago but drifted away to paper craft, now two of my paper craft besties are quilters as well so we have started our own little group of three and its SEW much fun. (sorry couldn't resist)

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  66. Love the 'dots' pillow. What a neat idea. I have been quilting 20 years, but really quilted on my grandmother's quilts when I was about 10. She kept the frame in the kitchen and all her 21 grands could quilt if they wanted.
    Thanks

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  67. I started quilting in the mid 90's, so about 15 years. I'm so amazed at how far the industry has come since I started. I had to search so hard to find certain fabrics, now there are so many to choose from, it's so hard to keep up! I love your fabrics and designs, and your daughters too!

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  68. I made my first quilt in Home Ec in 7th grade, which was 36 years ago. I picked it up seriously when my son was born 23 years ago and haven't looked back! I longarm quilted for the public for the last 9 years, just closing my business this year. I can't imagine a life without quilting!

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  69. I have been quilting for about 11 years. I call it my therapy. :)
    I would love to be entered for a chance to win your giveaway! Thanks!

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  70. OH I have been quilting for 28 years..Oh that means I am in the over 50 crowd.. and very proud of it.. I love what you are giving away..thanks so much Lisa

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  71. Good morning :) I'm a 1st generation quilter doing it for about 9 years. Love the giveaways - thx!

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  72. Off and on for 25 years but I have really stareted getting into quilting the past 5 year.The Kids are grown so I have more time. It is my relaxation.(it is like a drug) it is so addicting.

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  73. Oh my those jammies look so comfy and I love the color and polka dots who doesn't love polka dots? Camille has excellent tastes! The creativity you have and have shared with Camille just amazes me! Love your marriage story too funny! Well I feel your pain of minus 20 I live in Iowa and have shared your pain along with snow! But I love the fact that I "try" and quilt while it is snowing outside, I would say I have been at the quilting for approximately the last 12 years but sadly most of that time has been "collecting" rather than completing projects! Tee-hee-hee the past two years I have tried to turn this around stop "collecting" and start finishing, and it is starting to show some productivity! By the way I was very bad and did not catch some bliss my all time favorite line, so far, but i just found it in flannel and am dreaming of purchasing it in flannel. Won't make that mistake again-the waiting for a project before buying as i have been wishing I had purchaed at the very least a fat quarter bundle when it came out! I have never paid attention to lines in the past as I have more recently and now understand sometimes you just have to buy what you love even if you have no project in mind. (let me not lie I have a ton of projects in my mind, but I just try not to "collect" until I am READY to start on one of the million projects I WANT to make! LOL) Keep up the creativity and CONGRATULATIONS on 21 years here is to a 21 more years if you so desire, I know I hope you see no end in sight!

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  74. I have been quilting 30 years. More so since our five children are grown. I love passing on the art of quilting to my grandchildren. We have 10 also!

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  75. I have been quilting for 25 yaers and I still have UFO'S. I think it's an illness.LOL

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  76. I've only been quilting for about a year. My mom did teach me when I was a teen but I didn't really put it to use until this past year when my toddler got her big girl bed and I am expecting again. So in the past year I've made four quilts and love them all!

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  77. I've been quilting for about 5 years. It's a lovely pillow, the circles are a great idea to view your favorites. Bliss is just that!

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  78. I am a new quilter :) Still learning an loving it!

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  79. I have been quilting for about 20 years and get more hooked on it with each passing day. I love your patterns.

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  80. Love your pillow! I've been attempting to quilt for about 9 years, but don't have much time to spend on it.

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  81. I love that little bag. I have been sewing for about 5 years now and I love it!

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  82. I love that pillow! I have been quilting for 12 years and love it,I have found my caling! Love your Bliss line so much.

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  83. I quilted my first project about 28 years ago. I did a couple projects since then but didn't have much time to do it. My mother was a quilter and when she passed away, I inherited all her stash and supplies. My husband and I took a quilting class about a year ago and since then we have gotten more serious about quilting. We are still learning and enjoy going "shop hopping" and visiting quilt shops on our vacations. I would love to win your giveaway. Thanks.

    Lois

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  84. I learned to quilt 6 years ago from a wonderful group of church ladies. Due to my hubby's schooling we've moved 4 times in the last 6 years so my quilting has been sporadic, but I love it. It is a great outlet. I've been able to finish 4 of your Table Runners and one cute twin sized quilt. I hope to finish more in the future!

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  85. I've been quilting for 20 years...like you & Camille, I've been lucky enough to have a mom who owns a store and be involved in it! Loved Bliss and can't wait to see the new line!!

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  86. Compared to most, I am a fairly new quilter...about eight years. It was great therapy when I was still teaching ten and eleven year olds. Since I've retired, I have lots of time to sit and sew...still wonderful therapy and such a sense of accomplishment. Your pillow is adorable as is the bag. Love, love, love Bliss. I just can't get enough of it. It's the color combo.
    Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win the great prize you have put together.
    patsy in FL

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  87. I start quilting 25 years ago. I made my first quilt for my parents anniversary. I took my Mom to a fabric store to pick out fabrics. I designed a block and had no idea how much fabric to buy. Mom picked out 4 fabrics and I bought 10 yards each. I still have some of that fabric. LOL

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  88. I have been quilting now for three years. After life changing events occured in my life I needed to find an outlet. How I love quilting/sewing! And the friends that have come my way since starting to quilt has truly been a blessing. Love your patterns!

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  89. I just started quilting this year. I only do small mini quilts and I am working on my piecing! I figure once I get that figured out I will move up to some bigger projects!
    Love your Blog!
    tmsatterwhite@hotmail.com

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  90. I am a 3rd generation quilter but didn't get started until I was in my forties. Haven't stopped since and that's some time ago.

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  91. I have been quilting for about 25 years now. When I retired in 2003, I immediately went to work for a quilt shop, which was my dream job! Although it's a good thing I have a retirement check coming in, because I sure don't take home much money every month - after buying everything new that comes in the shop!!

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  92. I have just started quilting in the last year and I love it! I can do the piecing on the quilt top but need to learn the actual quilting part of it!! Love all your fabric lines!!

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  93. I have been quilting on and off since the early 90's, but in the last 4 years have been regularly quilting and knitting.

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  94. I've been quilting since the mid eighties when I was first married. I made friends in our new neighborhood and got roped into making a quilt block for a quilt the neighborhood was making and that was it! Thank you for your lovely giveaway. I love following your blog and Camille's too!

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  95. I have been sewing all my life and quilting about the last 10 or 11 years. I just love it! and people are so appreciative of the quilts they receive...I love fabric...love to look at it...fondle it...and sew with it! Thanks for the chance to win

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  96. I have been sewing and working with fabrics for ever. I started quilting in '97 and went to Houston and was blown away with the huge quilt show and all the vendors......amazing. I NEED to stitch something everyday and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

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  97. I started quilting 2 years ago when I moved to the middle of the mojave desert with my Air Force husband. I was lonely and bored, and sooo homesick. I sometimes still am all those things, but quilting keeps me busy, gives me goals and makes me oh so happy when I complete a new project!

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  98. I HEART your little sewing bag. It is SEW cute, cute, cute.

    I've been sewing since I was knee high next to Grandma. She insisted I was "sewing on my own" when I could thread my own needle. LOL...I think she got tired of doing it for me.

    For me, quilting is just a part of my sewing. When you start making your own Doll Blankets - I consider that quilting because Grandma made sure I did all the sewing "by hand" and "the right way". But, now?? It's ALL done by machine.

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  99. I started two years ago with appliquè, then stitchery and, since one year, quilting. It's my paradise!

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  100. I think I have been quilting for about 25 years. Some years more than others. I love to handquilt, but never have the time to handquilt every top that I piece. Thank goodness for longarm quilters!

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  101. I have been quilting for 2 years and am still a beginner. Guess that is what happens when you have 2 little boys under 3...they don't give me much of a chance to sew right now! ~ Jessica

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  102. Hi Bonnie! Love your pillow! :-) I have been sewing since I was about 4 years old -- I have made tons of stuff -- but I haven't made an entire quilt yet. I have recently and finally figured out how to do a binding the right way -- I followed a tutorial and did the binding on a potholder -- so I'm ready for a bigger project!

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  103. Quilting for almost 40 years but I have really been busy the last 20. Now that I am retired, its all I want to do besides hang out with the grandkids.

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  104. I have been quilting 33 years. I can't believe that figure! I love it more everyday. Thank you for the opportunity to win the goodie bag.
    Mary

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  105. About a year and a half! I love your pillow.

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  106. Congratulations on 21 years-what an accomplishment! As much as I hate to date myself, I've been sewing for 47 years, but only quilting for 15. I would love to win this beautiful bag of treats.

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  107. It is freezing in North Texas this week, too, but that is unusual for us. I have no idea what generation quilter I am. My mother does not quilt, but my grandmothers did. I have been quilting for about 25 years. I have loved quilts since I was a child. I would love to win your bag of sewing goodies.

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  108. I am a brand new scrapbooker-turned-quilter who also HATES getting twisted in nightgowns. My son (2 1/2) and daughter (5) are going to share a room, and I am looking for patterns that I could use to make them both the same quilt in different color stories from the same line of fabric!

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  109. I have been quilting for a few years. I would watch my Grandmother and Mother quilt when I was growing up but, never got the urge to try it until now. Seems I can't get enough fabric, patterns and all the wonderful notions in the quilting world.

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  110. I am loving this Pillow Talk! Every morning after I get my coffee I turn on the iPad and can't wait to meet the next designer. Love your blissful pillow. I have been quilting for 5 years but by the look of my sewing closet you'd think it was 20!! Stay warm!

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  111. OH I love your pillow! That sewing bag is totally adorable too. I've been quilting for just over a year now and I'm a total addict.

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  112. I think I've been quilting about 12 years but I'm sure no expert! But I find it's a great way to relieve stress. My gma and gr gma were quilters so it must be in the genes! Love that red/green fabric at the top of the blog and what a cute give-a-way. Thanks!

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  113. I have been quilting for probably about 23 years, but crazy passionate about it (seriously - I need a 12 step program!) for the last 5 or 6 years. Love the bag and will keep my fingers crossed. Here's to hoping you are warm today! Laurie

    llsbaskets at comcast dot net

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  114. I have been quilting since the Mid eighties and am loving it still. I would love to win a bag made by you and the patterns would be a bonus. Thank you for the chance to be picked.

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  115. I started making UFOs about 10 years ago! :-)

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  116. I've been quilting just shy of 3 years and can't get enough! I wish I could quit my job and quilt full time...but then how would I pay for my fabric? I love your Bliss fabric line and purchased a ton from my local quilt store. I can't wait to see your next fabric line. I rarely if ever win anything, so I wonder if I could purchase the pattern for your adorable bag?

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  117. I started quilting the year I got a master's degree ten years ago. Now I am working on a doctorate and still quilting even though I don't have as much time. Quilting helps me to relax. I can't wait for my schooling to end so I can have more time to quilt!

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  118. I've been making quilts for over twenty years and I made my first one way back in Home Ec in high school. Thanks so much for a chance and it's been absolutely lovely to meet you.

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  119. The pillow is sweet! I love the Bliss line. Aren't bags fun? What quilter couldn't use a few new patterns. Thanks for sharing!

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  120. I love your patterns, I have been quilting for 7 years.

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  121. I've been quilting for about 30 years. There re no quilters in my family background so I hag to learn through the local quilt shop. It's a good way to while away those cold winters. I'm not a fan of the cold weather either.

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  122. Congratulation on 21 years of being in business doing what you love!! Darling pillow. Thank-you for the opportunity to win 3 of your fabulous patterns.

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  123. I have been quilting for about 23 years and machine quilting for around 11 years. Love your pillow. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  124. Gosh, I think I have been a "serious" quilter for only 12-15 years but remember making my sons quilts over 40 years ago. Thanks for a chance to win the adorable bag and patterns!
    Karen in Breezy Point

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  125. on and off for 8 years...but the last 3 years I've been seriously hooked! I don't think I'd now ever stop again! :) Love the pillow!

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  126. I started quilting in 1987 after my father died. There is nothing better than owning a piece of beautiful fabric.

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  127. I have been sewing since I was about six years old and making quilts for about the past ten years. Congrats on being in business for 21 years- I can't wait to see your next line of fabric! Thanks for the chance to win your cute goody bag!

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  128. I have been quilting for 22 years and I am still learning. I would love to win your prize.

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  129. I have quilting off and on for 24 years. I have more time to quilt now that my children are grown.

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  130. Hi Bonnie! I got my first sewing machine the year my first granddaughter was born, she's 13 now. I started quilting, hand applique on a nursery rhyme quilt for her tha same year. I didnt have much fabric then, so i would go to rummage sales and found some great fabrics, even if it was a little scrap..since then I have turned into a fabriholic and have made at least 3 quilts a year.
    Gigi from Bentonville

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  131. Your pillow is so cute. Wow, you have 21 years at a "job" you love.
    I have only been quilting for two years now and consider myself to still be a beginner.

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  132. I started quilting when I got married 37 years ago because we needed a "bedspread"! It was been a wonderful creative experience ever since. Thanks for sharing your talents all these years and the chance to win your sweet bag and patterns.

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  133. I've been quilting since December. So 2 months? I am now on my second quilt, using a pattern that uses Moda turnovers. I'm getting the hang of this thing!!!

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  134. What a great give away. Love this blog hop Pillow talk. Thanks for the chance to win your patterns.

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  135. I've been quilting for about 7 years and have made so many friends through the guilds I belong to and the classes I've taken. Quilters are great people!

    Sue

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  136. Hmmm...I was trying to figure that out myself. I think I started quilting shortly after baby #3 so that would be about 9 years ago. Shortly after that I got my mom hooked and in the last year I've convinced my older sister to join the ranks as well. :)

    Congratulations on all the years in business!

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  137. I love your pillow and the oh-sew-cute goodie bag! I've been quilting for about 2 years, but sewing for about 5yrs. My 3 sons are cozy warm during these winter nights in Wisconsin. I'm enjoying the blog hop. ;-) with warm little bee-hugs, deb-bee (GO PACKERS!)

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  138. I've been quilting for 9 years now! WOW that sounds like a lot! lol

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  139. wow 21 years!! i've been quilting for 2 months now :) just started!

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  140. If asked the same questions, I would've designed my pillow much the same way. Only the dots would have stood for my kids or grandkids. I love your goodie bag, it's so cheerful it brightens this long cold and snowy winter.

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  141. While I have sewn since the 7th grade, I just started quilting less than a year ago. I'm already making a quilt for my granddaughter and it's so much fun to do. I love to stay in during the winter too so it's a great way to relax. Can't wait to see your new fabric line!

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  142. I made my first quilt for my firstborn - 26 years ago, and then made he and his brother quilts for their beds a few years later. I did every kind of sewing imaginable in those years, but really didn't get "into" quilting till about 1995, and I've been a true blue quilt nut every since. I do other sewing now, if I have to, but quilting rules!

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  143. I have been a sewist all my life, but as to quilting......I began in 2004 and have never looked back. *S*

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  144. I've been quilting for 15 yrs. Love your fabrics and ideas ~ all clean, cheerful, and bright! Cheers!

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  145. I've been quilting for 20 years and still love it. I really enjoy your patterns and fabrics. Your pillow is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  146. Thank you for the wonderful chance to win! I have been sewing since I was little, lots of doll clothes and pillows and bedspreads for their shoe box rooms. I really got into quilting when I retired five years ago. It is sew much fun and very addictive!

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  147. Well I started quilting over 10 years ago, but then took a break for college and started teaching. I just started up again about a year ago and I am loving it. I think quilting is very relaxing. I would love to win. That little pinwheel bag is so adorable.

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  148. It was ten years last September. I had just taken my first beginner's class when 9/11 happened. So I hopped on board to make over 600 rag quilts to be sent back East. What a learning experience that was! (And why I'll never make another one!!) Thanks for the peek into your world. A huge fan here!

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  149. I've been involved in making quilts most of my life. My great-grandma,grandmother and mother all loved to quilt.

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  150. I have been quilting for 2 years...however, the love started over 40 years ago when I received 5 quilts from Czech and German grandmas and aunts for my wedding...I have an aunt 83 that still quilts and we talk often...I luv being able to carry on the tradition and have since given three baby quilts and two graduation lap quilts to neices and nephews...

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  151. wow I have been quilting for 15 years (I think) My grandma taught me, it was and still is to quilt with her.

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  152. I've been quilting for 30+ years. I taught a year of classes at my LQS using your patterns...one every month! They are great! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  153. I taught myself to quilt about 10 years ago. I made a handful of quilts and then switched over to bags and kids clothes. I picked up quilting again a couple years ago and I love it!

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  154. I started quilting maybe 8 years ago for a year and then stopped and then started again last year and have been going strong since then. so very fun!

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  155. I have been quilting for four years and I am truly going to be a lifelong quilter! I love your patterns, fabric lines and anything moda!

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  156. So fun to read your blog and get to know you better. I would love to meet you someday. I am working on 2 projects right now and they are both your patterns! I would love to win your free give-away...thanks for your generosity! I have been quilting for about 10 years.

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  157. Cute bag! I took my first quilting class in 1981 where we made templates and traced them on the fabric. I don't do that anymore!! But with 3 kids I didn't quilt much, and now that I'm retired I do quilt.

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  158. I have been quilting about 6 or so years now. My first pieced quilt was a king size (whoa!), and I still enjoyed it when I got done, so I've dones it ever since! I love to piece quilts!!

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  159. I have only been quilting for about three years (and I love it!!). I've been sewing all my life (three children, eight grandchildren), but I didn't attempt quilting until about three years ago. Now I'm hooked forever. I love your patterns (did the table topper club at Fat Quarter Shop last year) and your fabric (soooo love Bliss). Thanks for the opportunity to win and thanks for sharing for the Moda Pillow Talk -- very fun and interesting!!

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  160. Hello!! I have been quilting for about 5 years now. I love it and am so glad that I got the courage to try. I have met some wonderful people that I might not have had I not tried quilting. Thanks for the give-away--what a darling bag.

    p.s.--I have made a few of your patterns and LOVE them
    Julie

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  161. I've only been quilting for about 8 years but, I've loved to sew as long as I can remember...I've been hooked on anything fabric related and have the stash to prove it...just don't ask my husband!

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  162. I am a newbie and so excited to be learning quilting.

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  163. It's been 17 years. I married into a quilting family and have my husband's grandmother's quilting frame, plenty of vintage sewing notions, trims and fabric scraps. Whenever I open that storage tub, it's a treasure trove.
    Thanks

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  164. I have been quilting for about a year and a half. My very first project was inspired by randomly finding the Moda Bakeshop! I made the stacked coins quilt in the soiree fabric that the tutorial was in. And I was hooked. Right now I have a Bliss layer cake that I am getting ready to cut into... somehow that first cut is always the hardest. It's just too pretty to cut up!

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  165. I've been quilting and sewing for most of my life...but seriously since the early 80's...when I would come home from work as an ICU nurse I needed a way to unwind.....nothing like a pile of fabric to help calm the nerves.
    Thanks for the chance to win your new patterns :0).
    Happy sewing

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  166. Love your pillow. My fave color is red too.

    I have been quilting about 4 years total. 3 recently and one year wayyyy back when.

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  167. A beautiful give away. I have been quilting for about fifteen years. I enjoy it very much as I find it very relaxing.

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  168. My Mother-in-law started to teach me years ago when my kids were young (the youngest is now 38), but I didn't do it for a few years. Just started back about 5 years ago but it is still sporadic due to work, moving and other issues (mainly the work thing). Am still in the learning stage. I can do patchwork but need to get MUCH better at applique.

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  169. Bonnie, Thank you so much for sharing. I enjoyed getting to know you better. I have been quilting for about 25 years. My mother gave me the quilt bug and I haven't been able to shake it. :-) I can't wait to see your next line of fabric. I'm sure it will be better that the last, which I love. Take care and God bless, Cory

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  170. I have been quilting for about 5 years but have been sewing since I was 12(am 62 now). I love your fabric lines and have several projects in them.
    Thanks for the pillow and the give away.
    Bobbie

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  171. Hi Bonnie - Congratulations on your 21 successful years with your pattern company. Woo hoo! I have been quilting since late 1993, so I guess that's 17 years. Wow. Hard to believe. It's a wonderful creative outlet.

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  172. I love the spring cheeriness of your pillow. I took a quilting class about 20 years ago but didn't start quilting until about 15 years ago.

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  173. Thank you for such a lovely giveaway. The fabrics and patterns that you create is wonderful. According to my quilter mother, my first stitch on a quilt was 53 years ago (she gave my sister and I yarn so could "sew" in the corner of a quilt she was making). On my own I first made a bed quilt (called Seasick) about 5 years ago. Quilting runs in my family dating back to great great grandmas. alternate email mlwright29 (at)hotmail(dot) com

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  174. I have been quilting off & on for about 20 years. Mostly off when my kids were home, worked full time & finishing off my own education. Now that the kids are gone & degree is done....more time to quilt! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  175. You look too young to be a grandma of 10!! Tyansk for the opportunity to win the bag and patterns.
    I've been quilting about 27 years! Wow, that even amazes me!!

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  176. My mother-in- law introduced me to quilting when I first got married. Now 43 years and many quilts later,it is still a passion. She passed away last year at 90 years of age, but she left behind a legacy of quilts for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
    Every one of her quilts was beautifully hand quilted. Thanks so much for sharing your pillow pattern and your giveaway.

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  177. Thank you for such a great giveaway! I love that cute pillow! I've been sort of quilting for about 5 years, but really jumped in this past year. It's so addicting :-)

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  178. I have been quilting for about 8 years.
    About the sewing kit, I've just made one for someone in Australia. The gum tree designers have asked to help them by making sewing kits for quilters who lost their things in the floods. Perhaps nice if this sewing kit is also send there?...

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  179. Congrats on 21 years. I just love everything you and Camille have done. This is my second year quilting and I am loving it.

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  180. I love your dotty pillow! I have been quilting for 16 yrs every year I learn soemthing new or change my mind about my style. It has been fun!

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  181. I've been quilting for 19 years, though I wasn't prolific those first few years. I really took off when I got a spare bedroom to call my sewing room!

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  182. I'm crushing on that bag and contents! I became a quilter 21 years ago.

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  183. Congrats on 21 years....that is a mile stone. LOVE LOVE the BLiss Line..I could say RED is my favorite color..with Aqua now that is something I need to try. I have been quilting for about 5 years and I still fill like a newbe, so much to learn and such great patterns..Oh, yes looking forward to see how your kitchen remodle turns out....Last your give away is smashing...would love to win that one...

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  184. I learned to quilt in the 70's but put that hobby aside to raise our daughter, get my teaching credential, and work. I got back into it when I retired 6 years ago.
    Sue suebasket at aol dot com

    PS I love, love LOVE Bliss. I'm making a quilt with a couple of charm packs and a jelly roll right now! I can hardly wait to finish it.

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  185. I've been sewing since childhood and made a few quilts years ago, but have really started quilting 'for real' (all day every day if I could) 3 years ago. Love your pillow! and adore Bliss!

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  186. I'm just starting! I'm making a quilt (my first) for my son and I'm loving it!
    Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  187. I've been quilting for 9 loving it for 8 thanks to a very generous lady in my church who showed me how much fun it could be.

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  188. I've been quilting for about 11 years now and it's been so much fun. Thank you for offering this fun giveaway.

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  189. Love those polka dot pjs....I need some! I have been quilting for over 30 years..more intensely the last 10. Love the pillow and the reasons behind it.

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  190. I've been quilting for 18 years and love it. I love that I'm always learning new things and strive to improve my skills. I've lived in North Idaho for 33 years. I love your patterns and your pillow is very sweet! Would love to win the give away. Thanks for being so generous.

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  191. I have been quilting for about 10 years but am still learning every day. Thanks for including me in your very generous giveaway.

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  192. I've been quilting for about 14 years. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs from France.

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  193. I learned my love for quilting from my mother. It's been 13 years since I developed the obesssion for fabric. In fact I just came from the quilt store. I have a few of your patterns and love them. Thanks so much. Karin E :)

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  194. I've been quilting about 10 or 12 years. I just "dabbled" at first, but now I'm a full blown "addict". So many projects, so little time! Oh, and by the way, your fabrics and patterns are delightful!

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  195. Hi Bonnie! Love your Blog! I retired 5 years ago from Nursing+have just become interested in quilting-just love piecing+quilting now! come from a long line of Quilters, so I must follow on.
    Thanks so much for sharing a really sweet Giveaway!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  196. I've been quilting over 11 years and have enjoyed my journey immensely. :-)

    Fabulous pillow. I've loved every fabric line you and sweet Camille have designed. I just helped my daughter do her new baby girl's nursery in Bliss (we call it her Bliss-ful nursery). A pillow like this would be adorable in the rocking chair in her room.

    I'd love to win your treats - thank you!

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  197. What a darling bag...made with my favorite fabric line! I learned to quilt about 10 years ago...I love the whole process! I am a first generation quilter, but my 10 year old granddaughter has made several small quilts starting with her first at 7 yrs old on my lap. PS..I love your pillow.

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  198. I have been quilting for 16 years, though it was much longer ago than that that my grandmother helped me make my first quilt. Love the bag and your patterns!

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  199. Congratulations on 21 years in business! I have been dabbling with quilting for years, but stated to get serious about it in the last 2-3 years. I just love making quilts, even when they do not turn out perfect, they are always filled with love. I LOVE your bliss line of fabrics, I have some waiting for me to start a new quilting project now.

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