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Monday, 5 September 2016

Quilters Take Manhattan 2016 Blog Hop for Quilt Alliance


I'm excited to introduce Day 1 of the very first Quilters Take Manhattan Blog Hop organised by the Quilt Alliance,  I've helped Amy Milne, QA's Executive Director, put this pilot together so it's super special to bring it to you today :D

Disclosure/Disclaimer: 
Chris Dodsley of made by ChrissieD is a member of the Quilt Alliance.  Quilters Take Manhattan Home ticket and goody bag giveaway are supplied by the Quilt Alliance and their sponsors for the purposes of the blog hop and at no cost to mbCD.  In all other respects, this post is for informational purposes only and no payment or commission is received on click-throughs to links shared.

Let me tell you a bit about the Quilt Alliance and Quilters Take Manhattan then we'll have a giveaway - the giveaway is open to everyone, anywhere in the world, making it even more exciting and worth sticking around for :D


Quilt Alliance is a non-profit organisation established in 1993 with a mission to document, preserve and share the stories of quilts and their makers.  QA core projects include: Quilters' SOS - Save Our Stories, Go Tell It At The Quilt Show! and National Quilting Day.

Basically, QA encourages everyone to label and document the story of their quilts, I'm totally behind this, labelling my own quilts and writing about them on my blog.  I'd encourage you to click the above links, go over to QA's website and listen to some of the quilt stories, if you aren't already labelling your quilts I'm sure you soon will be :D  For me, it makes sense to be a member of the Quilt Alliance, support their work and take part in the fab events they organise - events such as...



...Quilters Take Manhattan is an annual fundraising event, now in its 6th year in the Big Apple.  Three days of events featuring a full-day main event at the Fashion Institute of Technology and evening pizza party on Saturday as well as Friday and Sunday tours of the Garment District, area museums, workshops, a Broadway outing and more.

You don't have to attend all the weekend's events - even if you're not around for Saturday's main event you can still sign up for one of the add-on events.  This year I'm tour leader for Friday's Behind The Scenes Tour of the Metropolitan Museum's Renowned Textile Centre.  I hear it's excellent so I'm looking forward to it and to meeting you if you're joining me there :D 

QTM 2016 will be held 23-25 September with Main Event speakers Kaffe Fassett and Dr Carolyn L Mazloomi and emcee Mary Fons.  The Main Event at FIT includes a full day of lectures, interviews, vendors, an exhibition of quilts, trunk shows and Quilt Match Manhattan.

What's Quilt Match Manhattan?  You can read more about this year's Quilt Match in this post, it's a live quilt design challenge involving 3 contenders and this year I'm one of them - wish me luck!!!


This weekend, as a volunteer, I received my Quilters Take Manhattan fabric to make something to wear at the event.  The fabric is printed by Spoonflower and it's gorgeous.  I designed this vendors apron to hold my phone, pens, paper and anything else I might need to hand as I move around the main event at FIT.  Though I say it myself, I'm really pleased with how it turned out and can't wait to put it to use on the day.


QTM Goody Bag
I can't share a pic of this year's goody bag contents yet as goodies don't arrive from the sponsors until it's time for the event but I do have pics of what I got in last year's goody bag and also in my goody bag in 2012


I attended QTM in 2012 with the NYC Metro MOD Quilt Guild, pic below, and here's a post I wrote about the day


and I was there again in 2015 but I missed out in 2013 + 2014 as I was working the shop floor at The City Quilter, though I did get to host Amy Butler's talk at CQ during QTM 2014 (this post), and it was a super special day for me also as my grandson was born that evening (this post).


7 Chances To Win a QTM Moda Home Ticket and Goody Bag 


The QTM Moda Home Ticket provides a chance for those who can't make it to the Big Apple to experience their own home slice of the event.  Value of $35 ($30 for QA members).  Winners of the Moda Home Ticket will receive a QTM Goody Bag packed with samples and treats from our sponsors, and a chance to win select door prizes.  Home Ticket holders will also receive priority access to online video of our Sunday with Sponsors event (sent via email link 2 weeks after the event).  Please note: the Home Ticket does not include footage of QTM lectures and interviews due to prohibitive cost).

2016 QTM Goody Bag ready to be filled, 
featuring this year’s Handi Quilter Grand Prize winning QA contest quilt 
by my NYC Metro MOD Quilt Guild friend, Margaret Cibulsky.

Here are 7 chances to win a QTM Moda Home ticket and goody bag - you need to leave a separate comment here on my blog for each chance to win:

1:  Leave a comment below telling me your favourite quilt story.
2: Follow the made by ChrissieD blog via email or blog reader such as Bloglovin' then leave a comment below letting me know where you're following via.  Existing followers can join in too :D


3: Follow made by ChrissieD on Facebook and leave a comment back here confirming.
4: Follow made by ChrissieD on Instagram and leave a comment back here confirming.
5: Subscribe to the made by ChrissieD newsletter and leave a comment back here confirming.
6: Like the Quilt Alliance Facebook page then leave a comment back here confirming.
7:  Follow the Quilt Alliance on Instagram and leave a comment back here confirming.

NOTE: Please be sure I can access your email.  
If you're a WordPress, Google+, no-reply or anonymous commenter, or maybe you're just not sure, please add your email address to each comment.  If I can't find you I'll immediately draw another winner.

This giveaway is open to everyone, anywhere in the world, but note international winners are solely responsible for custom duty fees that may arise when the shipment enters your country.  The draw closes on Saturday, 10 September at 10.00 am (EST).  A winner will be chosen from the comments using a random number generator, contacted via email and shared at the bottom of this post,  The QTM Home Ticket Goody bag and event links will be mailed to the winner by the Quilt Alliance after 30 September to allow all sponsors to add their goodies on the Main Event day.

Best of luck!


AND THE WINNER IS!!!



The winner of the Quilters Take Manhattan Moda Home Ticket & Goody Bag is comment #40 by Lauren Gaub.


The best part about this giveaway for me has been reading everyone's favourite quilt stories - worthy of a blog post of their own (there's an idea!).  When I'm doing a giveaway I can't reply to the comments as it will affect the prize draw numbering and on this occasion that has particularly saddened me - I really have loved reading them.  

Below is Lauren's favourite quilt story about participating in the Row By Row Experience with her mum.  How wonderful Lauren, I love to fabric shop and quilt with my daughter, Flicky, so I can totally relate to the fun time the two of you must have had.  Even more great is that you documented your trip with photo memories, something the Quilt Alliance would really appreciate you doing, don't forget to label your finished Row By Row Quilts!!! :D.


Many congratulations Lauren,  I've sent you an email asking for your snail mail address so be sure to check your junk folder if it isn't in your inbox.  Maybe you'll get your mum around to watch the QTM video links together and do enjoy your goody bag when it arrives :D

For those who didn't win, don't forget if you live in the US or Canada you can still purchase your own Moda Home Ticket for the event here on the Quilt Alliance website :D


For more chances to win visit all the blogs on the Blog Hop

Quilters Take Manhattan Blog Hop schedule - 5-9 September 2016:

Day 1 - Monday, 5 September 
Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD 

 Day 2 - Tuesday, 6 September
Victoria Findlay Wolfe @VFW Quilts 
Erin Sampson - Aurifil @Auribuzz 
 Day 3 - Wednesday, 7 September 
Moda Fabrics @Moda Cutting Table 
Debbie Jeske @A Quilter's Table 

 Day 4 - Thursday, 8 September 
Jacquie Gering @tallgrass prairie studio 
Jessica Skultety @Quilty Habit 
Gotham Quilts @Fabric Nerd 
Handi Quilter
Denyse Schmidt on Instagram @dsquilts 

 Day 5 - Friday, 9 September
Kim Niedzwiecki @my go-go life 
John Kubiniec @Big Rig Quilting




Clicking on an image will take you to a new page of crafty goodness :)

Disclosure/Disclaimer: 
Chris Dodsley of made by ChrissieD is a member of the Quilt Alliance.  Quilters Take Manhattan Home ticket and goody bag giveaway are supplied by the Quilt Alliance and their sponsors for the purposes of the blog hop and at no cost to mbCD.  In all other respects, this post is for informational purposes only and no payment or commission is received on click-throughs to links shared.

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Linky Parties This post may be linked to some great Linky Parties, always a great source of inspiration too. If you click through to my 'Fave Linky Parties' page you can see where I like to share my work.

282 comments:

  1. Your apron is cute. I love that fabric- taxis going circles for sure!

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  2. Quilting was a shared family craft I learned growing up on a dairy farm. I have learned a lot along the way. I make functional bed quilts as well as wall hanging and table top quilts. My husband said "It's not about the quilt, it's about the artwork." I do feel quilting is like painting with fabric and thread.

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  3. I keep a photo over my cutting table of my then 2 or 3 yr old great niece laying on an I Spy quilt I made for her (she's now 9 yrs old...). Makes me smile.
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  4. I love how my then 4 year old granddaughter came into my sewing room last summer and and said "Grandma, do you remember the quilt you made for me?" "Do you mean your pink fairy quilt?" "Yes. Well, my quilt is getting old, and I'm going to be needing a new one ... when I'm five." She got her quilt! Amityquilter2008 at Gmail dot com.

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  6. My father made 3 quilts for his children, even though he only had 2 kids at the time. Years later I was giving the 3rd quilt, his 3rd child. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  7. I've just started to follow you bloglovin.

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  8. Following on Blolovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  9. I love my memories of making quilts with my daughter and granddaughters.

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  10. Signed up for the newsletter. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  11. I've just subscribed to you newsletter.

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  12. Thanks for the chance to win. My mom is always labels her quilts with a story. At showers we have the recipient read the label and that always brings tears or laughter Thanks for the chance to win. Drhodes9@cox.net

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  13. I already am a liker of Quilt Alliance (and a member).

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  15. Signed up for your blog, It looks fantastic!

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  16. I'm about to like the Quilt Alliance Facebook page, as soon as I sign in.

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  17. When I was five or six, my grandmother taught me to make a nine-patch block. It took me fifty years to try to make another, but I am on a roll now! I would love to win a gift bag!

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  18. I liked Quilt Alliance on Facebook. I love seeing quilting ideas pop up on my wall!

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  19. I'm following Quilt Alliance on Instagram. I can't wait to see what happens at QTM!

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  20. I made a quilt for my niece about 20 years ago. For her wedding 10 years ago I rebacked and enlarged it. This past year it got another new back and some replacement squares. I think it is well loved!

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  21. I make little flannel blankets for new babies. One baby boy grew to love that darn gift and slept with it and dragged it everywhere. When he was 11 he called me and asked if I could "fix it" there was no making him something new. It had to be that one so I took it apart and reinforced it and sewed it all back together and he still sleeps with it. His mom tells me she's sure it's going off to college with him. So awesome to make something that's loved like that.

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  22. I follow your creativity via Bloglovin'. clara-chandler@att.net

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  24. My first quilt was made for my mother for Christmas. It's the one that has the most meaning for me. Although she didn't quilt she did sew all of our clothes growing up. Wish I had some of her scraps. Thanks for the giveaway. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  25. I follow you on Bloglovin. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  26. I follow the Quilt Alliance on Instagram. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  27. I also follow ChrissieD on FB. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  28. I love the apron you made, the fabric is just too cute! Thank you for sharing!

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  29. I took a beginner's quilting class because no one in my family knew about quilting. I learned the basics and decided to make a cat quilt. I started the project in 1990 and it took me 2 years to make this quilt. I had run out of the gray background fabric and I was told that she would find this fabric for me. She did and I finished the quilted. This quilt was sent to a longarm quilter in Oakdale, CA. I live in Sonora, CA. She called me to tell me the quilt was ready and she was putting in in the mail. Would I please do her a favor and enter this quilt in the Fair at our Mother Lode Fairgrounds for her. I did and I won lst prize. I cried like a baby. Thank you for the chance to try and win that goodie bag. Sure would be doing a happy dance going to the mail box.

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  30. I'm not sure I have a favorite story, but I love teaching new quilters how to quilt. It's fun to see them get creative after that. I've been to QTM most years, and hope to go again. Thanks.

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  31. Followed made by ChrissieD on Facebook.
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  32. Favorite Quilting Story: Participating in Row By Row with my mom this year. We traveled Arizona and documented each stop with a photo.
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  33. Followed on bloglovin.
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  34. Followed made by ChrissieD on Instagram.
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  37. Followed the Quilt Alliance on Instagram.
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  38. I'm now following on bloglovin . Thank you .
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  39. I am signed up for the newsletter now . Thank you .
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  41. I follow quilt alliance on Instagram . Thank YOU .
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  43. Hmmmm i tried quilting in my early 20's but did not have the patience for it then, i just this year decidex to try again. I found one of my old quilt mgzines....guess what, 20 year old magazine! So 20 years later and more patience and i did it, i made a beautiful dresden quilt and earlier in the year 2 rag quilts, which gve me the confidnce to try quilting again.
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  45. My first quilt is a sampler from a pattern in Quilter Newsletter magazine . How ambitious was I ? ?!!!
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  46. I follow you on facebook, i am autumn sky on facebook.
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  47. My first quilt is a sampler from a pattern in Quilter Newsletter magazine . How ambitious was I ? ?!!!
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  50. I follow you on instagram i am chickadeeflyfree on instagram
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  55. I went to a quilty garage sale and the lady asked was I a quilter. I told her my husband says I am a topper as I don't quilt my tops. That's my little quilt story. Would love to win a goody bag.

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  56. as a child i received a tied quilt from my great-grandmother. one day i got sent to my room as punishment...started pulling the little ties and sure enough, most of them came out. my mother, clueless about quilts and their care, washed it and the heavy cotton batting balled up, so she threw it away....we are both sick over this today...my great-grandmother is long gone, but she inspires me still

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  57. favorite quilt story? I guess the first one I paid attention to is how Eleanor Burns moved into the quilting business to support her children as a single parent.

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  58. I follow Chrissie D by email.

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  61. My grandmother was an excellent seamstress, and according to my mother, had always wanted to make a quilt, but never found the time. As a result, I was under the impression that I was the only quilter on my mother's side of the family. Imagine my surprise two Christmases later when I opened a gift from my mother that contained two Sunbonnet Sue quilts. One was twin bed size, the other lap and somewhat in tatters. It turns out that her grandmother made the quilts. One for my mother when she was a little girl and one for herself. I was delighted to have the pieces of our family's quilting legacy, and even more pleased to know that I come from a line of quilters!

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  62. And I follow you via Bloglovin.

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  63. My mother and I quilted a whole cloth quilt for me to take to college. It was well used and well loved, so much so that when the binding frayed beyond salvaging I recovered it. We were living in Georgia and I bought sheets from the Peppermill Factory outlet, after we toured the factory. I used my quilt as the batting and tied the sheets. Constant use and love through 6 kids and once again the quilt was slowing coming to pieces. I took the sheets off and found the original quilt still usable. At that time I attended my first quilting retreat and took my 2nd ever quilt class. It was an around the world with HSTs pattern. I had never made a HST!, didn't own a square ruler and wasn't very handy with a rotary cutter. My quilt top was completely scrappy. When I finished it I made a back and once again, using my college quilt, put it on the quilt frame and tied it all together. My scrappy around the world quilt is again on a bed and each time one of the grandchildren sleeps under it I think of all the love that has gone into that quilt over so many years.

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  66. I tried to sign up for your newsletter and found out I already had!!!

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  67. I never knew that my great-grandmother was a quilter until my mom's cousin gave me a quilt that had been made by her! She said that neither of her sons or daughters-in-law wanted them! Their loss is my gain! baj555(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  68. Also follow ChrissieD on Facebook! baj555(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  69. I follow on Bloglovin'. The only quilt stories I have are the lessons I learned making quilts. Specifically two T-shirt quilts for my daughters and a wedding quilt for my youngest daughter. I am the first quilter in my family, although my mother did sew and my grandmother and aunt crocheted.
    Rosemary

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  74. I remember making a simple lil' quilt for new nephew, was just knotted..not quilting. They live out of state..and when I first "met" him,,,hes was almost 8 yrs old!! He had brought it with him...to snuggle on their trip! Was very wel loved then...and he still has it!! He is out of College now!! Love to give gifts that have a real life of lotsa Love!! :)

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  76. I follow thru Email & Bloglovin & Pinterst too :)

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  77. I follow made by ChrissieD on Blog lovin'!
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  78. Receiving your Newsletter! Thank You!
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  79. I already get your Newsletter... :)

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too!

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  80. I signed up to follow your twice monthly newsletter.

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  81. HELLO,my Quilt Story is about my two beloved Aunts that let me play around with scrap pieces,while they Hand Quilted in a huge pine frame!Sometimes singing with them or sometimes playing hide'n seek under the quilt frame.I have two of their Quilts,a Dresden and a Snowball; though they are older,they are a treasure to me.
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR BLOG+THIS NEAT GIVEAWAY ! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  82. I'm following your wonderful blog via Bloglovin'.

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  83. Following on Bloglovin' and signed up for your newsletter... also liked the alliance page on FB

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  84. My grandson is five years old and he loves coming with me to the quilt store and to classes. He loves picking his own fat quarters and already has quite a stash, hehe. He also loves sitting on my lap when we're seeing with the machine.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  85. I follow made by ChrissieD via BlogLovin.

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  93. I follow ChrissieD on facebook!

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  98. I follow you by email, quiltingtn@hotmail.com

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  99. My story: In the early 1950's, my Nana started making hexies to make a Grandmothers Flower Garden. My aunt inherited the hexies, put them together, sandwiched the quilt, and hand quilted two rosettes before she passed away. My brother inherited the partially done quilt and gave it to me shortly after I started to quilt. I took me 10 years to finish hand quilting and bind it. It is one of my most cherished possessions.
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  103. I received a quilt from my daughter for Mother's Day one year and she had my kids & grandkids sign a block. I love it.

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  104. When i first made a quilt for my friend, she thought i made her a blanket. I tried my best to explain the difference between quilt and blanket to her.

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  105. I love to surprise my family and friends with quilts or sewing projects to celebrate special occasions, or for just the fun of it!!

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  107. I learnt machine quilting from Linda, an American lady who came to Singapore about 20 years ago. I had dabbled in hand quilting when I was in school but found it boring. Linda was passionate about her craft and she used her skills in quilting to bless those around her. I was one of the beneficiaries of her creative talents. She was the one who ignited my interest in quilting. After she left to go home, I continue to quilt till today.
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  108. I am already following via IG (@winkowl)

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  116. Been following you on bloglovin for quite some time.

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  121. I enjoy when my family calls dibs on a project that is not quite finished.

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  122. I went to your Facebook page and signed up for your newsletter--also visited Quilt Alliance on Facebook. bjkaup(at)(abbnebraska)(dot)(com)

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  123. I made a "minky" quilt with flannel backing for my granddaughter when she was born. She still uses that quilt when she gets cold. She is now 11 years old.

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  124. Years ago my grandmother taught me to quilt by hand. I had stopped quilting when I was raising kids, running a household and working. 10 years ago I took lessons from an amazing lady and attended some Quilt Retreats in Barkerville, British Columbia. I am proud to say I have now made quilts for each of my 8 grandkids (almost 9) and my first great grandson. All labelled and 2 designed by me!

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  125. My sister's grandson thinks Auntie Vicki can do magic. I mend sew quilts and other crafts and have been teaching him to sew when he visits each summer. He is 7 years.

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  129. Chris, I'd just like to say Thankyou for all the chances to win, for your efforts at making QTM a success, and for all the great reading on your blog. Good times!

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  130. My favorite quilt story is about a quilt in which each family &/or individual in my church was given the opportunity to design a block that represented them to be sewn into a quilt that would be given to the Pastor and his family as they were being transferred to another church. I remember my dad drawing a picture of the church on paper which my mom transferred to material and embroidered. I embroidered music on mine. I always thought that was such a neat gift and was the first quilt block I made.

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  131. Love the apron with the specialty fabric! My favorite quilt story is a little long but to make it short I will just say that I finished a top my mom had made and had left in her garage sale bin. I rescued it and then she wanted it back!

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  133. One time I cut a huge chunk out of my grandmother's wool blanket for her bed so my doll could have a quilt. I cut if from the end hoping she wouldn't notice. :)

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  135. I will say that my favorite quilt story is how my dog used to lay across every quilt I out down on the floor to layer. Of course, I wasn't so happy if it was white, but it makes me smile to think about him doing it.

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  136. I follow your made by ChrissieD blog via Bloglovin'.

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  137. I am self taught, as I learned to quilt while I lived in Hawaii. I took a Hawaiian hand quilted pillow class and my love for sewing started to grow from there. I look at that pillow and remember how long it took to make, and have then started machine sewing/quilting. It is the little things that I never knew I would do in life and the path it takes you. I am always up for an adventure, and my quilting adventure is no different.

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  138. I follow ChrissieD on bloglovin.

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  139. When my friend's mom had a flood in her town and lost everything, I gave her a quilt and she was just thrilled to have something to hold again.

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  145. I made a simple doll quilt with my four year old granddaughter, and she got to guide the fabric squares through the machine. Recently when we were at a fabric store, the clerk asked what we were going to make with the fabric. I said "a quilt." And my granddaughter said, "I'm a quilter too!"

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  146. I follow your blog via Bloglovin. Thanks!

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  147. I follow you on Instagram. Thanks again for all the inspiration!

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  151. My favorite stories are when I find out how my quilts are appreciated by the recipients - whether it be the parents of a newborn or a rock star.

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  152. I liked the Carmel Washington quilt story. She made a stained glass wall hanging based on a postcard she found. rozz01atcoxdotcom

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  153. I follow you on Bloglovin' rozz01atcoxdotcom

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  157. I follow your Blog, carol98
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  160. My best friends mother taught me to quilt 25 years ago. None of her 3 daughters were interested, and I love it!
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  161. I follow Quilt Alliance on IG. _bosissy
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  162. There are so many wonderful stories related to quilting that picking a favorite would be impossible. So I'll just tell a recent one. I made 7 quilted seasonal table runners (in a week!) for a bridal shower gift. At the shower the bride-to-be held each one up excitedly. After the last one was shown her mother said "I feel like we should clap". That made me feel super happy that I had made them, even though I had to juggle some other things to get them done in time.

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  163. I follow your blog on my blogger dashboard/GFC.

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