September 3, 2019

2019 Online Quilters Meet & Greet!

Happy September Everyone!

And Welcome to the 2019 Online Quilters Meet and Greet! A big thank you to Benita Skinner of Victoriana Quilt Designs for creating an opportunity to meet so many quilters!

To find a list of all the quilt bloggers participating in the 2019 Online Meet and Greet...just click on the banner!

(pssst! There's going to be Give~Away's each week through September on my blog and a Grand Prize on October 1st...details at the end of this post!)

So a bit about me...I'm Karen Walker, born and raised in Oregon.  I spent my college days in Washington state and continued living in the Seattle area for a number of years.  I met my husband Pat there (we just celebrated 30 years together!) and had our first son.  I convinced Pat to move back to Oregon, close to our family farm...and a wonderful place to raise boys...


This was taken, gosh...15 years ago?  

On the quilting side of things....
I have such a passion for quilting!  Ahhh!  It consumes my thoughts!  Does it do that to you too??

I started designing quilt patterns in 2013 on a whim...i never even knew i had it in me!  It's really been fun and i have meet so many wonderful people.

Here are a few of my designs





PieBirds runner and hot pad pattern and limited 

Find all my patterns on Etsy! 


I also have a longarming business, started in 2010.  
yes....this took a lot of practice! Lol

Here's a look at some custom quilting







Thanks for taken time to stop by!  Don't forget to jump over to Benita's blog where you'll find more quilting friends!
AND...!
Benita is offering a fabulous Grand Prize!
Click to enter and see all the
 seriously fabulous prizes!

I'll be randomly drawing one name each week! 

September 10, 17 and 24th giving away a pattern, 2/3 yard of Renee Nanneman fabric and a 4.5" Half Square Triangle Bloc Loc!  Value $40

To enter my drawings, simply introduce yourself in the comment section below!   Make sure you leave your email address too!

Did you know you can follow me on Instagram and Facebook too!

Learn, Share, Quilt!
~karen







119 comments:

  1. What fabulous patterns you have designed and your quilting...it's absolutely stunning!

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  2. Nice to meet you! I will be back to read more as time permits - Thank you for sharing with me!

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  3. I love your birds and pumpkins and of course, watermelons :-) It's fun to read about your life. Lovely quilting! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  4. Love the birds and pumpkins! I quilt in between all of my other creative endeavors, mostly in the winter, so I just gather inspiration during the summer and fall!

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  5. Love the pumpkins and birds and that gorgeous quilting.

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  6. Oh my goodness, I love your patterns. I think I need to go get Piebirds. I've been wanting a crow pattern. I'm liking Red Wing Blackbirds too though. Oh dear. Like you, I sew every day, almost all day if I can ignore food, cleaning and whatnot. Your place in Oregon looks wonderful!

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  8. Love your blog! I lobe the Red Wined Blackbirds!! I started quilting 2 years ago but I havent been able to quilt this year bc of our house fire! I'm now am back without a lot of my quilting tools and have about 2 projects going on top of caring for dad !

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  9. It's lovely to see your work and the quilting is beautiful. I have been crafting all my life an always like to try something new

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  10. I love to make quilts - slow and steady like the tortoise. Redwing blackbirds were always a sign of spring when I lived in western NY. They're my favorite birds, and I fell in love with your redwing blackbirds quilt. It's my goal to make that pattern after I finish up some WIPS. Your quilting is gorgeous, Karen. I'm glad to meet you.

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  11. I love your Cinderella pumpkins... Cindy Berry cmberry@lsu.edu

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  12. Nice to learn more about you. dorthac at aol.com

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  13. Your designs are super and I love your blog header! I'm in SC--don't think we will be hit by the hurricane (unlike last year when Florence delivered 20 inches of rain right to us!)
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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  15. I've always liked your quilt called Poppa's Tree Farm. My dad had a small plot of pine trees we used to cut for Christmas.
    Kathleen at kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  16. Great patterns. Can't choose a favorite.

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  17. Your patterns are great. I am 77 and am from Illinois, but 6 years ago moved to Alabama to be near our oldest. We raised 3 girls and now have 10 grandchildren. They are in CA, VA, and AL, so we travel a lot. We have been in ministry to International students at the University of Ill and now the University of Alabama since 1968. I am a retired teacher of Special Ed. students. I made all the girl's clothes while they were going up and learned to smock and do heirloom sewing when our AL granddaughters were born. Made my 1st quilt in 1970 when our oldest was born. Now quilting is the only kind of sewing I do. Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

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  18. I love the tree farm quilt. It's my favorite. I'm retired living in NC, spending my days caring for my husband and quilting for charity. Life is good.

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  19. Love your patterns--especially the Red Wing Blackbirds!! I'm from the Sandhills of Nebraska.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  20. I'm from Massachusetts and I've been following your blog for awhile. I love your pattern designs and your quilting is beautiful!

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  21. I've been a reader of your blog for years! I love your patterns and your whimsy.

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  22. hi! i love you patterns, i've made several of them, most loved are the tulips [made3 for a grand daughter] and the crows and sunflowers!!! i live in israel have 8 married children and a bunch [at least 30 or so] of grandchildren and am totally addicted to quilting!!!!

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  23. Hi It's nice to meet you and follow along. I'm Linda from a Wagga Wagga a country town in NSW Australia. My bestest friend & I have a blog QWE (Quilt & Wine Enthusiasts) at qwewithjaandlg.blogspot.com
    xx Linda

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  24. Your quilts are beautiful. I enjoyed reading your blog. Kaye Walker kayew54@gmail.com

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  25. Goodness, what exquisite work you do! SO glad to have found your blog via the Meet & Greet. I am a participant as well, blogging at Homespun Hannah's Blog.

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  26. I am really enjoying this Meet and Greet. So many new to me blogs - awesome! Thanks!

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  27. I love your style of making quilts! The pumpkins are adorable!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  28. I didn't see a way to follow your blog via email, so I have bookmarked the page so I can come back later.

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  29. Fall is mu favourite time of year and I love your quilts with the crows and pumpkins.
    c.macaulay@bell.net

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  30. I'm always amazed at your quilting--so beautiful!!

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  31. I'm Sue from IL. Your designs are beautiful. I learned to Hawaiian applique about 30 years ago when we were stationed on Oahu. Then I learned hand-piecing while assigned to Ft. Walton Beach FL. I learned to machine piece about 15 years ago while living in IL. Quilting has brought so much joy to me!

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  32. hello from me in New Zealand! You know the friend who never comments on anyone's blogs anymore? That's me! Instagram has taken hold......I hope you are well and happy.

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  33. Hey Karen, Just got my kit from Renee at Needl Love for the new Crow's Meow... My son thinks the cats in the crescent moon would look good around the outside...maybe at least in the corners. Hope to see you soon!

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  34. Greetings from NE Central OR! It has been HOT this summer. I grew up east of Everett, WA, moved to Walla Walla, WA after we got married and almost 7 years ago moved to Oregon. High and DRY! I started my first quilt 1990, finished it 10 years later. Am rarely in a hurry to finish quilts, so much else to do. Love the blackbirds too!

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  35. Stunning quilting and beautiful quilts, Karen. I'm from the other side of the world, down in Australia. Nice to meet you.

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  36. Oh I just love those squishy pumpkins in your patterns...thanks for the chance to win hugs, Julierose

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  37. Oh P,S, I am inse CT USA Hugs, Julierose

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  38. Your designs are fabulous! I watched the loc block video! That is on my wish list!! Thank you!

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  39. Love your And So It Crows pattern! Nancy A: SewingGranda@gmail.com

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  40. Hi, Karen! I'm a Karen! I've been quilting for several years. (Or at least attempting to) lol I LOVE your And So It Crows pattern...very whimsical! I've never tried the Bloc Loc, but it looks like it would be a welcome addition to my stash. Thanks for joining in the Meet and Greet. That's how I found you.

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  41. love the fall colors and crows. Your longarm quilting is beautiful.

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  42. I have SO admired that red wing blackbird when I've seen it in the Keepsake Catalog. What fun to meet the designer! I thought about that design when I coordinated our guild challenge this year--"Birds of a Feather." You can see the quilts on my post today

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    1. Hi I am from Freeport, Illinois I love creating quilts. I collect vintage sewing machines. Now I am learning indigo dyeing can't wait to use my own fabric in a quilt.

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  43. Enjoyed looking at all your beautiful creations. I like to work on small projects...mainly so I get them finished! Thanks for generous offer. Hoping you pick me!

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  44. Love your quilt designs and your quilting knowledge.

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  45. Hi - I'm from Florida and have been quilting about 10 years- still working and trying to find time to do all the projects I want to get done!! Love your designs and most things country
    take care

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  46. Greetings from Kentucky! When I'm not working I love to quilt - I'm not as experienced as some, but I love learning more about it all the time!

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  47. Очень красивые работы! Я тоже люблю пэчворк)))

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  48. Hi, I am a quilter from Ohio. I have indulged in this passion for over 30'years and am continuing to learn and grow. I like your patterns and fabric choices. Thanks for a chance at your giveaway and for blogging.

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  49. Hi! I'm Liz and I follow you and have some of your patterns! I love all of your sunflowers! And I'm partial to your birds!

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  50. So exciting! Thanks for the chance to win some quilty goodies! I have a flying geese bloc-loc and I love it!

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  51. Love your patterns and love the bloc-loc rulers. Thanks for the chance to win some fantastic items.

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  52. Hope you are enjoying the Meet & Greet - totally love your Cinderella Pumpkins!

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  53. Love the Red Winged Black bird pattern, I have several Red Wings living around me unfortunately I only get to see them after it rains but their red just pops from their black silky bodies.

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  54. i have enjoyed seeing your beautiful quilts. Your long arm work is amazing too. I am a long time quilter from Upstate New York.

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  55. Hi there.. I am in Ohio... Love your Quilts & beautiful quilting!! Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way too :)

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  56. Love your patterns and the Blok Lok ruler sounds great!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  57. Your quilting is fabulous. I love your cute patterns. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  58. Oh, my goodness! I see some incredibly fantabulous quilting!

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  59. Hi,
    I'm Kelly a 4th grade teacher and quilter. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  60. Your crow pattern is sew cute!!!! Love your style!!! Thanks for a chance to win

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  61. Hello from Alberta! I've been sewing since I was 11 but only got into quilting in my fifties. I wish I'd started quilting earlier because I really love it. I love the pattern you are giving away and I've never tried a bloc loc ruler. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  62. Hello from Halsey, Oregon! I've been quilting for many years and love primitive style quilts. Yours are wonderful! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  63. Hello from Georgia! I love your quilts. The sunflowers are my favorite. Thanks for your great giveaway!

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  64. Lovely patterns! Greetings from the sunshine state of Florida. I've been quilting for about 30 years. Not a fancy quilter but I love it none the less.

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  65. Hello from Vancouver Island in BC Canada...just acrosss the water from you. I have been admiring your quilts and am in awe of your quilting. I am learning to FMQ.

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  66. Would love to win because there is nothing better than quilted crows and sunflowers for fall! Thanks for the giveaway! lkleinau@comcast.net

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  67. Hello from Michigan. I love reading your blog and love the pattern you are giving away. Thank you

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  68. Love the crows and oumpkins. What a fun fall quilt

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  69. I just love your patterns and the RedWing blackbird is my favorite. The new "and so it crows" is so cute too. I would love to win the pattern, thanks for the chance :-) loopyzu407@gmail.com

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  70. Hi, I'm from Wisconsin, have been quilting for about 25 years and will have to live to be 500 to make all the quilts I dream of!
    Thanks for a chance at a great give away!

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  71. Hi Karen! I'm from Iowa and love your patterns! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  72. I'm unfortunately taking a no quilting break while we prepare to move from Illinois to Utah. Enjoy your blog that I follow on Feedly. I'm quilting through everyone else's projects. Thanks for your cute patterns!

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  73. What A Sweet Pumpkinny Giveaway! I’ve been thinking recently, that I really want to make myself a Sunflower quilt, to honor those wonderful Sunflowers that are gone too soon in our garden. Bloc-Loc rulers are amazing tools...I’ve gathered a few...and those Renee Nanneman prints...every time I turn around I notice some beautiful pumpkin colored print and discover it’s hers! L��VE!!!

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  74. Dont you just love when things work out without a plan. Love your designs. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  75. Hi. Penny Huck from Yakima, WA. I love and have made several of your patterns, Karen. And I have a stack still to make. Thank you for the fun giveaway.

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  76. I love your patterns!, and what a great opportunity! Thank you, I’d love to make this one!! Smdvthe locbloc are fantastic!!!

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  77. Hi, my name is Lori. I just love your patterns!! I would live to win this drawing!!
    loriharbrecht@gmail.com

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  78. Love the pattern and ruler!!! Renee designs amazing fabric and she is a sweetie!!

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  79. I LOVE sunflowers!! Cute pattern! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  80. Beautiful patterns. I love the fabrics and have always wanted to try one of the blocloc rulers. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  81. I love your patterns and your quilting is wonderful, too!

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  82. Love your designs. I am 75 and have been sewing since I was a child. It truly gives me so much joy. I am working on your sunflower pattern. Can't wait to get it done.

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  83. Beautiful quilting. I love birds too. I am from Vancouver Island in BC Canada and love to sew and quilt.

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  84. I love your patterns! In fact I have the Cinderella Pumpkins pattern and finished it in time for the fall season. I heard you speak at Gone to Pieces in McMinnville recently,

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  85. Sharon:I have the Cinderella Pumpkins pattern and will be starting that soon. Love all your birds! Keep up the great work.wnt2trvl@aol.com

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  86. You have such cute patterns. I'm on my way to shop asap!! I'm from MO, but originally from KS. I moved 8 miles, across the state line, when I married, 51 years ago!! I'm a 4-H girl, who learned to sew at 8, and found quilting when I retired. I am hooked and always on the lookout for something fun to make!!

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  87. You already know me, hehe! I love that you showed your longarm quilting, fabulous my friend!!

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  88. Love your patterns. Thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful prizes.

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  89. I have been wanting to make poppa's tree farm for awhile. I am from the suburbs of pittsburgh (PA) and made my first quilt almost 40 years ago for my cousins first baby. I was in grad school and then took a long hiatus from quilting as studying and pursuing my career took over my life. now as I approach medicare age and have quit my professional life I have started once again. SHarongalli(at)gmail(d0t)com

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  90. Hi from Vancouver Island, BC. Your patterns speak to me. Can hardly wait to do one. Your quilting is great.

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  91. Beautiful quilting, great patterns, thanks for the opportunity.

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  92. I love the fall quilt you highlighted in your recent post!

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  93. Love all the crows and pumpkins!!!!! Carol L in NE

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  94. SEW nice to see your work on the Meet and Greet! Thank you for offering extra prizes, too. Your quilting is quite stunning!

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  95. Hi, thanks for this contest, I am a Canadian quilter and one might say obessed.

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  96. Love your patterns, can't choose just one!

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  97. I would love to win this prize package! I love your designs!

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  98. this might be one of my favorites of yours!

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  99. Hello, I'm Mandy from a chilly England, I love your sunflowers quilt, as I'm a new quilter I have collected only few rulers and gadgets and am learning as I go. Thank you for this opportunity. Regards Mandy xx

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  100. Hi! I'm Angie from Trinity, NC. Your designs are adorable. The sunflower quilt gives you he feeling o summer.

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  101. Love your blackbirds and pumpkins pattern!

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  102. Hi. I'm Kelly, currently living in Texas; but I've lived in many states across the USA through the years. I've been quilting for 59 years, ever since my grandma got me hooked by teaching me to sew and quilt when I was 3 years old. My we had great times stitching together. I am a participant of the Victoriana Quilt Design blog hop and have greatly enjoyed hopping around to see so many new wonderful blogger's like you. I loved seeing your quilts and how bright and well photographed they all are. God bless and happy quilting!

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  103. Hi I'm Donna from Wisconsin. Love your quilts and your quilting. Beautiful!

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  104. I am Karon Scott, a Mississippi girl. Your designs are delightful and your quilting is out of the park. Thanks for sharing.

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  105. I am Barb from Nebraska--love your patterns--Fall is a favorite decorating time of mine!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  106. Beautiful pattern, your quilts are lovely

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  107. What a lovely give away, if I win on the 17th it will be a great anniversary present. It will be 47 years together for us!

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  108. Your quilts are sweet. I love those designs.

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  109. Hello from Ohio! Love all your quilts...you are Amazing!! Thank you for sharing!
    bearpaws9(at)copper(dot)net

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