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    Giveaway Week 52 Jan 20th - 26th

    Congratulations to Susan M! You just won 1000 Quilters Cash Points thanks to your comment!

    This week tell me what project got you excited about quilting and you'll be entered to win the next 1000 Quilters Cash Points!

    So, to enter the game just respond below to this weeks question. Then watch your private messages cause I might be sending one your way!
    To stitch or not to stitch... There is no question.

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    Re: Giveaway Week 52 Jan 20th - 26th

    Congrats Susan M!!! Have fun with those Points.

    What got me excited.....well, about ten years ago a friend of mine, who was an experienced quilter, decided to make a quilt for her husband. He was a long haul trucker and needed a new blanket or quilt for his bed in the cab. She talked me into trying one so we started it out together BUT...it was done without rotary cutter, cutting mat or sewing machine. I cut all the pieces by hand with scissors and sewed the blocks together by hand and then the blocks together by hand. I still have that quilt top and it is almost done but let's just say.....I was a bit inexperienced......
    Alana
    To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
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      #3
      Re: Giveaway Week 52 Jan 20th - 26th

      I was so excited to finish and quilt my valentine wall quilt. I got the idea of the quilt by watching the tutorial on you tube from msqc. I had bought the fabric for it last year. I was so thrilled. I had sooooo much fun fmq on it. It came out beautiful and it was sooo easy.
      I am such a material girl!!!!!:icon_wave: Nena

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        #4
        Re: Giveaway Week 52 Jan 20th - 26th

        Congratulations Susan. I'm excited about getting to sew a quilt for my Grandma. She hand did the blocks about 20 or more years ago and she gave it to me just before Christmas to piece it together. My husband and I will be going hunting tomorrow for the back and then I will get to sandwich it and begin sewing. The blocks are Crinoline Lady and there are 12 of them. She has not seen the top finished.
        Come join the fun.

        Beginners Mystery Quilt. This is a queen aize when finished, nice. http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/groups/into-light-beginners-mystery-quilt.html[/url]

        Christmas Log Cabin strip swap.
        http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/gro...cabin-nq3.html

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          #5
          Re: Giveaway Week 52 Jan 20th - 26th

          Congratulations, Susan M. I stopped in a local quilt store out of curiosity and saw a pretty table runner on display. I spoke with an employee and they told me I could make one just like it with their beginning quilting class. It was done over 3 week nights (one each week so we had time to do some of the work at home) and we were taught everything from choosing fabric, cutting the fabric, sewing it, making the sandwich, machine cross-hatch quilting it and binding it. I chose fabrics that I knew would fit in well in my mom's home and was thrilled to send her my first project -- she loves it and still uses it 5 years later. I was addicted to quilting!
          Dawn
          A bed without a quilt is like a sky without stars.

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            #6
            Re: Giveaway Week 52 Jan 20th - 26th

            Congrats to Susan.

            While I dabbled a little in quilting, I didn't really get serious about it until I got a 1930s quilt top that my grandmother had made and never gotten around to quilting before she died. I finished the quilt with her original plans as far as quilting pattern, using her old and frail cardboard template to mark the quilt. I thought it was pretty amazing to complete something that had been started almost thirty years before I was born.
            K is for Karen 😊​..................
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              #7
              Re: Giveaway Week 52 Jan 20th - 26th

              Don't know why but I love making baby quilts. Each new one I tackle becomes my favorite quilting project.

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                #8
                Re: Giveaway Week 52 Jan 20th - 26th

                Wow can't wait to spend those points! I started my love of quilting when a friend brought me to her house to show me her quilting. It didn't take me long before I was totally hooked. There are countless baby and children's quilts under my belt as I just love the childrens colors and themes. My grandchildren love their first quilts and the numerous quilts that follow.
                Susan

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                  #9
                  Re: Giveaway Week 52 Jan 20th - 26th

                  I don't think there was any special project out there lurking for me. I didn't really enjoy sewing when I was growing up because everytime I used a sewing machine, it broke. Very frustrating. Of course, the ones at school never worked quite right. When I hit my late 20's when I started having kids, I thought that it would be kind of neat to make my own quilt instead of buying one. I finally was able to attend a class in the evenings by my home and it took off from there. Now, I love the hand work part of it - appliquing and hand quilting, love the look of the miniatures even though I haven't done much in that department, and love giving to others what I have created.

                  Congratulations Susan!!

                  Hugs,
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                  What if you woke up today and the only things you had were the things you thanked God for yesterday? :icon_hug:quilting trish

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                    #10
                    Re: Giveaway Week 52 Jan 20th - 26th

                    I got excited about a little landscape I made years ago and finally finished tonight! It's such a good feeling to finish a quilt!

                    Cyndi
                    Cyndi


                    “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” - Victor Hugo

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                      #11
                      Re: Giveaway Week 52 Jan 20th - 26th

                      Congratulations Susan, I think what got me so excited was when I ordered my first jelly roll from MSQC, and watched the tutorials on here of the lovely things those talented girls at MSQC made with them. I was so excited to try my luck at quilting. I'm not great at it but my grandkids sure love what ever I make for them.

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                        #12
                        Re: Giveaway Week 52 Jan 20th - 26th

                        Congrats Susan M.

                        I got started quilting last spring because I always wanted a nice quilt and knew I couldn't afford to buy one. So far I've made 3 quilts and several small projects but still no quilt for myself - next project!
                        ;)Nancy

                        I got a sewing machine for my husband. Good trade, huh!?!

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                          #13
                          Re: Giveaway Week 52 Jan 20th - 26th

                          Congrats to Susan! Spend that $$$.

                          27 years ago two elderly sisters lived two doors down from our little house in Rosemead, CA and I was finally pregnant after four years of trying. They hand pieced a baby quilt out of their childrens pjs and a chenille blanket, all I had to do was finish the binding. It was incredibly soft and had the tiniest stitches. That baby quilt was even used by my grandson 'till it finally fell about when he was 5. It was loved for 32 years, my daughter really had a crying spell when we put it in the trash. Those ladies showed me how to "make do" with what you have and make beautiful quilts. Been at it off and on all these years.
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                            #14
                            Re: Giveaway Week 52 Jan 20th - 26th

                            Congratulations, Susan M.!

                            When I was just a little girl, I watched my grandmother piecing a "Grandmother's Flower Garden". It was all done by hand! Now, 56 years old, I am busily organizing a whole room for my sewing! Until now I have only done a couple of things. One was a baby rag quilt. Another was a memory quilt for my parents. I enlisted my sister to help. Neither of us would call ourselves "quilters", but we are proud of that quilt, even with the imperfections. She does tend to run the other way if I say, I have a project...." LOL! I am really looking forward to putting to use the books & tools I have collected over the years. Just the thought of quilting brings back fond memories of my grandmother.

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                              #15
                              Re: Giveaway Week 52 Jan 20th - 26th

                              I had longed for what seemed like forever and finally tiptoed to my LQS and fell in love with a beautiful display of a quilt. I made my first quilt just over a year ago and as a newbie had it professionally quilted. It is one of my most treasured things to myself and I made it! I love to display it, use it and it keeps me warm. That simple quilt has lead to a wonderful quilting journey that has no end in sight (I'm on #10 now). I am addicted to fabric! Others shop for clothes/shoes, I shop for fabric!
                              Blankets wrap you in warmth ~ Quilts wrap you in Love!
                              “Sight has to do with what we can see, but vision has to do with what we can be."
                              "You can't reach for anything new if your hands are full of yesterdays junk....... "

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