Thursday, March 17, 2016

Quilt Qwazy Queens Giveaway

 

 

Welcome to the Quilt Qwazy Queens blog Hop! My friends and I, with the great organization skills of Marian Seams To Be Sew are celebrating International Quilt Day by participating in this blog hop! You can win great prizes by simply visiting the blogs and leaving a comment! Then do the Rafflecopter!

Marian told me I could write about anything.

I am Lisa and I quilt and do a bunch of other crafty things in a rural area in West Virginia. I learned to sew after an accident left me disabled and unemployed. Having worked since I was 14 years old doing nothing was not an option. I could not work or drive but I needed something in my life to do. I have physical and mental issue to deal with during this time. A woman, the owner, with a lot of patience at a local quilt store took the time and a lot of effort to teach me the basics of how to use a sewing machine and quilt. Without Michelle and her staff at WV Quilt: Barboursville WV, I would never have learned. I am so grateful to them it brings me to tears thinking of how they changed my life and helped me find friends and purpose. Without their determination so many possibilities and opportunities would not have opened up in my life including I would not be a blogger today. The term "read twice cut once" was mottoed after me. I really believe that is the best advice I could give to anyone in quilting or sewing.

I shared this story and ask you to help that person who seems hopeless! You could change a life. When I started sewing at the store we unplugged the footpetal and I sewed by pushing the button. Yes it was that bad. It greatly helped in my recovery and accepting my limitations.

A wonderful way to fill your home with love is with quilts.

Mini Quilts make a beautiful display on walls.

 

Each blog for today has a different giveaway to enter! Please stop by each one and enter! I am running a Rafflecopter giveaway for the first time! So I hope it works, another learning curve!

Life in the Scrapatch

Sew Incredibly Crazy

In The Boon Docks - You are here

Quilting Affection

Quilting Affection

Quilt Qwazy Queens Sponsors - thank you Marian for working so hard finding such great sponsors!

As An Add Bonus, Fat Quarter Shop is offering 10% off discount during this blog hop ,by entering in the following code (can be not used with gift certificates):
seamstobe316

 

Thank you for stopping by and leaving comments! Rafflecopter is at the bottom to enter the giveaway!

Create and Be Unique, Lisa

I make big quilt, little quilts, mini quilts and love making each one as much as the last!

 

 

 


 

My proudest moment in quilting was wining our county fair "Best of Show" with my WV Panel quilt in 2011!

Over half the comments I have tried to reply to are from no reply comment bloggers. How can you win a giveaway if I can't send you a email? Please leave your email address in your comment if you know you are no reply. Maybe that is why you don't ever win?

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157 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful quilts. vanda@chittenden.co.za

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  2. Beautiful quilts! I am Quilt Qwazy about making charity quilts for the children's ward at my local hospital.

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  3. I am Quilting Qwazy about the scrappy around the world I am sewing for my son! It will take me a while to complete; just started it.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  4. I am quilting qwazy about all the gorgeous fabrics and amazing pattern. I want to make soooo many quilts!

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  5. Your quilts are beautiful! Thanks for sharing them.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  6. I also love the mini quilts. They are so much fun to sew.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  7. Gosh, what a story Lisa... I wonder what craft you would have taken up if the situation where different? Do you have any other crafty interests or is it Fabric or nothing????!!

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  8. I am Qwazy about making quiltly gifts for others!

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  9. I am Qwazy about fabric! And cool threads and neat patterns!

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  10. I just like creating with fabric. Sewing is one of my creative outlets.

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  11. I am Qwazy about all the creativity and inspiration that is shared in this hop! Your quilts and minis are just wonderful! thanks for sharing

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  12. I'm qwazy about designing my own quilts. I love the challenge from start to finish.

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  13. Beautiful story and advice, I'm so glad you found your path. Right now I'm crazy for scraps, trying to get a little control.

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  14. Thanks for sharing your story and your wonderful quilts!

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  15. I am Quilting Qwazy about getting more time to quilt!

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  16. I have commented on your blog before and I think I have shared that I also live near WV Quilt and think Michelle is fabulous. I didn't know the full story about all she had done for you though. So wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Only read the rafflecopter question after I commented -- I am crazy about all things quilt related and my very favorite thing is paper piecing.

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  17. Come on over to my blog on the 23rd and you can read all about my quilt craziness!! LOL. Thanks for sharing your journey, quilting is the best!! :)

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  18. I enjoy quilting for all kinds of reasons - basically to tune out the world and enjoy! Congrats on the show win.

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  19. I'm so happy you joined this blog hop. I'd have never known about your amazing story otherwise. I've always known that most quilters, are by far and away some of the most inspirational people I've ever met or known, so to hear the story from someone who was helped by a quilter or sewist is very inspiring. Your story gives hope and I was very blessed to learn more about you thru that hope and inspiration. I'm so glad you became a quilter, although I'm sad it took an accident to do it.

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  20. I just love to quilt or sew especially if I am making something for someone very special in my life. Thanks for the great giveaway. I also love mini quilts because I can play in my scraps to make them.

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  21. I love trying new techniques and designs. I enjoy adding my own twist, too! Quilting is the best therapy and I'm glad you discovered it! Your work is beautiful!

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  22. Rafflecopter didn't come through for me, but that's ok...nice to have you on board!

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    1. Marjorie, you may want to try again. sometimes it takes a couple of times. I got through.

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  23. I love your little home quilt!
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  24. When people ask why I piece, I say that it is my substitute for the depression meds the doctor prescribed. Teaching others the joy of piecing is the best medicine. Letting the shop teach you to piece helped them as much as it helped you.

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  25. Great story, thanks for sharing and your quilts are fabulous. I am enjoying learning new techniques quilting.

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  26. Thanks for sharing the beginning of your quilting journey, how inspiring. I'm finding that most quilters are a different breed of people. I'm so glad you were directed to those ladies. Though it isn't the hardest you've made, I really like the quilt top your holding.
    Blessings
    Tonia

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  27. What a heartwarming story - thanks for sharing

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  28. I don't think I am crazy about anything to do with quilting except maybe crazy quilting. Of course, if you ask my husband, he might give you a different answer. LOL. Thanks for sharing your story.

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  29. Thank you for sharing your story of the beginning of your quilting. It was really good that you learned to quilt, your quilts are lovely.

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  30. It seems like quilting not only gave you something to do when you needed it, but provided you with a creative outlet for life. I am "quazy" about every element of quilting, from choosing the fabrics and picking or designing the pattern to sewing down the binding. Thanks for sharing your quilting story and the great giveaway.

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  31. Your story is inspiring, and a outlet of creativity.

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  32. I love your story!!! It's so wonderful the help you received from the quilt store employees at a time when you needed it most. Thank you for sharing your personal story with us.

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  33. I love seeing all your great work. This is a wonderful hop!!

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  34. Ha! I'm crazy about fabrics. I loved reading your story, Lisa. I am so thrilled to see that someone took the time to share their love of sewing with you.

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  35. Color and texture just makes me so very happy!

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  36. What an inspirational story! Your quilts are beautiful!

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  37. I've long said that quilting takes me to another place in mind. You must have felt it too, as your quilts are absolutely fabulous! I love minis, and your arrow mini really speaks to me! Great post!

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  38. I'm QWAZY about batiks! I've only used batiks for the last 2 years...

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  39. You are my hero! Thanks for sharing your story.

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  40. I'm in a table runner rut right now - that's what I'm Quazy about. Going to give them for Christmas presents. Using a lot of batiks - I'm Quazy about them too.

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  41. wow, i love how God uses other people in our lives. you are a true testament to this. bless you for persevering. when we do this it blesses others as well. i love your mini quilt with the arrows. do you remember the name of the pattern? soon i will have a room to sew in. right now i am into place mats. but i really love to make things for others. my latest love quilt for for my son when he got married. it was a queen size civil war quilt.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  43. Wow! You are an inspiration!! Your quilts are beautiful. I am Quazy about fabrics of all sorts!! Looking forward to the hop!!

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  44. Thank you for sharing. I love how much sewing means to peoples' lives. I'll add my thanks to all the patient quilting teachers out there.

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  45. Love your color wheel arrows. I adore anything with rainbows.
    Rosemary

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  46. I am Quilting Qwazy about anything sewing, quilting, and embroidery. I'm saving my scrap strips to make a quilt to donate. I help a friend at her church make prayer quilts for people going through tough times. People who sew can always find an outlet for their craft.

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  47. I am quilt qwazy about free motion quilting. I just can't get enough of it. What an amazing story that lead you to quilting. And how have I missed that you live (sort of) in my neck of the woods? It's always nice to bump into a WV Girl out here in quilt blogging land.

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  48. Wow what a powerful story. Kudos to the quilt store people for helping you learn and heal. And even more kudos to you for your courage and perseverance. Good luck to you.

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  49. Wow what a powerful story. Kudos to the quilt store people for helping you learn and heal. And even more kudos to you for your courage and perseverance. Good luck to you.

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  50. i love the home mini, so cute

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  51. Beautiful quilts! I love the little "home" quilt! So cute!

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  52. I loved your story about how quilting helped you through a difficult time. I'm quilting quazy about patchwork. Your work is beautiful!

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  53. Love the hop! Glad I found it.

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  54. I am crazy about covering my whole family with quilts! Then I wonder who I will sew for?

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  55. i love making them for Family so that makes me crazy

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  56. I am crazy about the reaction you get when you give a quilt as a gift! It is such a lovely feeling knowing you are gifting comfort and appreciation in the form of fabric :)

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  57. I'm quazy about making quilts for family and charity quilts for my church.

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  58. I'm quazy about making quilts of all kinds, but especially baby quilts.

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  59. I am quazy about making quilts for my family. I like making throw sizes best.

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  60. Beautiful quilts. Thanks for sharing. I love making quilts for my family

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  61. I'm qwazy about everything quilting-related. I just love seeing a pile of bits of fabric turn into something beautiful and useful.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  62. What an inspiring story you have! I am quazy about flannel rag quilts. Love to make them. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  63. I love making quilts for my family. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Wonderful quilts, I like th arrow one the best. I'm crazy about fabric and seeing other peoples quilts, to get inspiration from. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  65. I'm Quilting Quazy about fabric, thread, needles and pins. I've been this way since I was about 8 (and I'm in my 70s now! I'm so glad to know that quilting has given so much to your life. Blessings.

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  66. I like your choice of color in your quilts. Thanks for the photos.
    Betty

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  67. Your Best of Show quilt is beautiful. I LOVE your arrow mini quilt. thanks for sharing

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  68. Aren't quilters just the most thoughtful, sharing people on earth. I am so glad that you found those wonderful ladies that helped you with your recovery. God Bless You All

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  69. God bless you for sharing your story

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  70. God bless you for sharing your story

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  71. I'm crazy about the whole process--shopping for fabric, selecting a pattern, putting it together and gifting it!

    Your quilts are lovely!

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  72. Oh, I loved seeing these photos. Your story of how you came to quilting is so touching. God bless those people who brought you to this road! What a gift they gave, and how you are repaying it. ~desertskyquilts.wordpress.com

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  73. Congratulations on your blue ribbons! And, I know what you mean . . . the patient ladies in my local quilt guild changed my life, too. Aren't quilters just the most wonderful people in the world???? lynnstck(at)yahoo.com

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  74. Thank you for sharing your beauties with us - love your little quilt. Simple - but it doesn't need anything else. Ketches your eye and a memory from my own childhood comes to mind. How wonderful!

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  75. I love the whole process -- even the binding. Right now I am making a wall quilt for our oldest granddaughter who is a jr. at the University of Alabama. The quilt has a red elephant made up of lots of different fabrics on a grey background. Nancy A: rangers@sbcglobal.net

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  76. I love piecing and after having a machine now without a pedal, it is weird to use one ;)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  77. Your story is very lovely. Such kindness. Your quilts are great and congratulations on your State Fair Win.

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  78. I'm quilting quazy about paper piecing! I love your arrow quilt. Thanks for showing us all your wonderful creations.

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  79. HI,I am Quilting Qwazy about getting more quilting time! Thanks for your Blog+Giveaway!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  80. Thank you for sharing your inspiring quilt story with us. Your quilts are beautiful! :) Pat

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  81. I just enjoy creating things with fabric.

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  82. What an inspirational quilting story. Sounds like you found your peace through quilting. Such a pretty mini arrow quilt. I love choosing fabrics and playing with color for quilts.

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  83. Thanks for your inspiring story. I love to quilt minis and aprons.

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  84. What a sweet and inspiring story...thank you for sharing! I love all those little quilts you've made!

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  85. Your quilting journey is truly inspirational. I love your quilts! The West Virginia quilt has given me a good idea for one of my upcoming projects - thanks so much for sharing.

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  86. I'm quilting qwaxy about looking at and touching fabric!

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  87. I am crazy about quilting, keeps be busy and happy!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  88. I am new at quilting so I would love to learn anything
    gandn74@ymail.com

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  89. I sew a fair bit, but mostly non-quilt projects. Thanks for the chance to win! jvermunt(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  90. You really do make a lot of fun and fabulous quilts. Thank you sew very much for sharing and hopping.

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  91. Your Arrow mini quilt is adorable!

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  92. Wonderful quilts and wonderful story. Thanks for sharing it. I love that you pictured a Juki machine...I want one so bad!

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  93. I love your quilts! I want to tackle a plus quilt myself. Right now I am working on Alberta Stars from APQ. Thanks for sharing and hopping!

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  94. I just love to sew, quilt, embroidery. I just don't have enough time in a day to do all I want to do. I want to also say thanks to the wonderful quilt shop people who helped you through a difficult journey by teaching you something that brought you joy and hopefully a living. God bless the quilters of the world who are by far the greatest group of people you would ever want to know.

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  95. I am crazy about everything about quilts... fabric, piecing,the actual quilting,they're all important!

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  96. I guess I am quazy about everything there is about quilting. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

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  97. You know I'm crazy about all things quilting. What an inspirational story. You've come a long way! I'm so glad you started on this crazy wonderful quilting journey. Everything happens for a reason and your reason is wonderful!

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  98. I am quilt qwazy most of the time and it focuses on different aspects almost daily. Today, I am qwazy about paper piecing as I just finished 8 blocks to make into a table runner. It almost drove me qwazy...no kidding!

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  99. I am qwazy about quilting for my family! Thanks for sharing!

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  100. I love your story and the many ways quilting works for you. Your quilts are beautiful and you are an inspiration.

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  101. I am so glad that you found quilting/crafting and that it is helping. I found quilting recently. It is helping to bring me peace. Your work is an inspiration. debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

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  102. Thank you for sharing your moving story, and your lovely blog! You are inspiring! I am quazy about any quilting project that my granddaughter and I can work on together.

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  103. Hi Lisa, thanks for sharing your quilting journey. I am so glad that you found quilting to bring joy and creativity into your life again.
    I am quazy about most all things quilting. My favorite type of quilt to make are samplers.
    Thanks for a chance to win.
    My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com

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  104. Quilting has brought so many of us to wonderful journeys; always enjoy reading about them. pjrquilter (at) msn dot com

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  105. I am Qwazy (giggle...love this...) about anything Quilty related...especially FABRICS! Bright & Happy colors!!! :) Thanks for chance to win your Give-a-way! :D

    Thanks for sharing your Story with us... You are AWESOME!!! & the encouragement your are giving to others is such a Blessing! Your Quilts are Beautiful & Fun!! And Congratulations on winning
    "Best of Show" at the county Fair!!!

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  106. Dear Lisa! Just hopped onto your site for the QQQ. You are beautiful, and inspiration, and a wonderful quilter! Thank you for sharing!!!!

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  107. I just love your quilts, you are an inspiration and congrats on winning in the Fair. That's great!

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  108. I am quilting qwazy about scrap quilts! Thank you for the chance to win!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  109. I am quilting qwazy about all quilting really. Can't think of anyting I don't like. Jmikebalou(at) aol dot com

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  110. It is hard to believe that it has been four years, since we started this journey together. I love stopping in and seeing what you are working on. I am quilt crazy about any project that I am working on at the moment, which right now is several.. :)

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  111. The miniature quilts shown are so wonderful! Thank you for sharing them with us. tnjmom1 at gmail dot com

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  112. Your projects look great. I love your color combinations. Thank you for the inspiration. janie(dot)mccombs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  113. I am quilt away about learning new quilting techniques. Love your projects x

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  114. I'm crazy about bright pretty eye catching quilts....ty for sharing your ideas..... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  115. Loved your story. I know how difficult it is to come through an injury. I love your quilt but really needed your inspiration today.
    Swoot@att.net

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  116. Love your quilts! Your story is similar to mine; I am quazy about quilting because it is soothing and the fabric! Love! Lol Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  117. So many fun projects--I'm quazy about hanging out in my sewing room doing fun stuff to avoid housework!

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  118. So glad you found quilting to help you in your healing process. Thanks for the draw. raydeer@memlane.com

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  119. Your WV quilt was indeed Best in Show. Persistence pays and we all started somewhere. Thank you for sharing your story. nelljeancam@gmail.com

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  120. I actually haven't made any quilts YET...but I am loving seeing all these great creations on so many blogs! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

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  121. I am quilt quazy about every aspect of quilting. I love it all and can't get enough of it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful and inspiring story.
    yoyopattycakes at hotmail dot com

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  122. Congratulations at winning a "Best of Show", it's a beauty.

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  123. I'm crazy about free motion quilting. Thanks for sharing the giveaway !

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  124. I'm more crazy about garment sewing, but I do enjoy bag making every now and then and would love to make a patchwork one soon.

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  125. I am quilting quazy about my new Brother CS6000i sewing machine! I love all of its modern features, and it cost $114! Yippee!!

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  126. I am quilting quazy about mini quilts right now. mtmom57@gmail.com

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  127. Quilting quazy about learning new techniques. Gretahoneycutt (at) gmail (dot) com

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  128. qwazy about your ←↑↓→ Mini Quilt!

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  129. I am qwazy about thread and fabric and everything you can do with them. I am happy that the ladies took the time with you and you found your happy zone. Have a great life.

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  130. I am qwazy about mini quilts! They are fun to make, and I actually finish them!

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  131. Thanks for sharing your story. Needlework helped me survive after a stroke.

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  132. LISA you're wonderful and blessed:) Quilting qwazy digging into my warm tiny scraps, making greeting cards, cutting 1/2" strips to knit into rag rugs, and cutting two blocks of the month. Thank you so much for sharing, being unique and creating unique quilts. Love the "glasses" holder on the Aurifil thread spool, betcha don't misplace 'em. I should try that.
    bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  133. Your quilts are beautiful. Congratulations on all the ribbons. Very special. I enjoy all forms of quilting, but find the majority of what I do is for charity.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  134. So very happy to hear what a wonderful healing tool quilting has been for you!!! kkking69 at yahoo dot com.

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  135. I am Quilting Quazy about making quilts, especially for my family and charity. I love giving them away, hopefully creating comfort for the recipient.
    I love your mini quilt with all the arrows!

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  136. Great quilts. I am crazy about bright colors.

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  137. Thanks for sharing your quilts.
    Shelly Gragg

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  138. And thank you for sharing your story. We can find encouragement in so many different ways

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  139. I love everything about quilting!

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  140. I love the creativity, and the joy it brings me. No perfection here. I just enjoy the process!!

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  141. I'm qwazy about all aspects of quilting and sewing. I love picking the colors and designs, and the piecing and quilting and finishing. It's fun, and just love it!

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  142. I'm qvazy about quilting of course! well right now Batiks and my Go cutter

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  143. Before I tell you why I am quilting qvazy I want to tell you how much I loved your story, sometimes quilting is also for the wounded soul.....I am qvazy about quilting because it let me redefine myself after my children started growing up and didn't need me as much any more and fills in the space and time, soothing, and very rewarding.

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  144. I enjoy your blog. It is great that you found the therapeutic effect of quilting. Mcadamssusanataoldotcom. Live your rainbow arrow mini.

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  145. I'm crazy about quilting as the best therapy money and time can provide. It takes my mind off the worries of the day and rewards me with beautiful projects completed.

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  146. Quilting fills my soul. I used to sing, loved to sing, felt it was my identity. Lost my voice but found quilting. Same feeling of joy. Thanks.

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