Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Charming Month of June (aka Giveaway Month)

To celebrate one year on Flickr (June 11), 
my birthday (June 12), 
one year of blogging (June 16), 
and my 25th wedding anniversary (June 29)
 I will be giving away charm packs -- one each week!  

My charm pack giveaway for Sew Mama Sew's May Giveaway Day, all the charm quilt eye candy from Flickr and blogging friends, and our recent charm square swap at the Portland Modern Quilt Guild inspired me to keep the charm fun going this month.  I was pleasantly surprised by all the interest in charm packs and charm quilts last month and pleased that so many people indicated an interest in making a charm quilt using one of the tutorials or patterns shown.  One of the patterns that so many mentioned was Kate Conklin's Charm Bracelet quilt, and the lovely and gracious Kate contacted me to offer to donate one pattern each week to go with the charm pack giveaways this month!  A charming month indeed!  So, without further ado, this month's giveaway:

Jennifer Paganelli is a favorite designer

Jennifer Paganelli fabrics


so the first charm pack contains 30 different fabrics (42 squares) from a variety of Sis Boom fabric lines.

Sis Boom Charm Squares

Please forgive the poor iPhone pictures.  My husband is getting me a new camera for my birthday, so you won't have to put up with these phone camera pictures much longer.



Here are two quilt tops made with Jennifer Paganelli fabrics:

Bright Hopes Mini Quilt Top
 Bright Hopes Mini Quilt

Mod Valentine Quilt Top 004
Mod Valentine Quilt top, from Kate Conklin's Fairy Hearts Pattern.

The winner of the giveway will also receive a copy of the Charm Bracelet pattern from Kate Conklin Designs (or, if you prefer, one of her other quilt patterns)!  How great is that?!?!




To see more of Kate's wonderful patterns, check here.

This giveaway will close Monday night, June 7.  
 Just leave a comment below and you will be entered in the giveaway.  
That's all it takes.

And don't forget to go show Heather (a la mode fabric) some birthday love.  She's having a birthday month of giveaways, too!

With wishes, true and kind -- Joan

Sammy's Approval

6/7/10 -- This giveaway has closed.  Thanks for playing :)
Another giveaway starts tomorrow.

113 comments:

  1. Congratulations on all those fabulous milestones!!!

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  2. wow, so much to celebrate! Congratulations to everything. I would love to put my name into the hat for the give away! Thanks very much.

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  3. this is really much to celebrate,i would love to win,happy celebrating,susi

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  4. Wow, June is really a lucky month for you.Congratulations!

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  5. Wow - what a fantastic month :) Congratulations on your silver wedding anniversary! Happy Birthday! and thanks for a year of blogging and Flickr inspiration.

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  6. So many milestones all at once - congratulations! Especially for your silver anniversary - now that's a real achievement!

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  7. You are wonderful, and generous! Love that kitty!

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  8. Congratulations. Giving is a wonderful feeling isn't it. You are an inspiration.

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  9. congratulations!. The charm quilt is a lovely design and will work well with the fabric you have chosen.

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  10. Congrats on a whole month of celebrations! Gorgeous fabric.

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  11. Congrats =D
    And thanks a lot for this lovely giveaway! Those fabrics are gorgeous.

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  12. wow Joan, but a month full of celebrations! congratualtions and many happy wishes to you! paganelli + charm quilt. gorgeous! thank you for my chance.

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  13. Love your tribute to your mother, sweet! So many of us have the same background that warms our hearts each time we pick up a piece of fabric!

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  14. What a great giveaway! I'm so in!

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  15. I just finished a quilt with lots of Jennifer Paginelli fabrics. The colors and prints are so bold that they tend to be focal points al allow for a background that allows the eye to rest.

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  16. Happy, happy June! So many things to celebrate! I would love to be entered in your charming giveaway. Thank you and HAVE FUN!

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  17. Love the charm quilt with the mauve purple/lilac background. Happy Celebrations :-)
    Love the Giveaway
    Cheers
    Lynne

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  18. Congratulations on so many milestones!! I love the Charm Bracelet Pattern. Great use of charm squares in a quilt.

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  19. Wow, what a very fun giveaway month. So much to be celebrating! Thanks for including me in your sweet giveaway :-)

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  20. What a great way to celebrate a month full of milestones for you! And who doesn't love love love charm squares. So many different project options! Thanks for sharing your beautiful fabrics and ideas.

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  21. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay, I will be okay....maybe. Jennifer Paganelli, my favorite, by far! Been wanting that charm bracelet pattern too!!! Oh Joan, what you are doing to me!!! LOL!! Still love your quilts by the way. Paganelli...

    Blessings,

    KT

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  22. What a wonderful way to celebrate your event-filled month. Birthday gal AND June bride! Thanks for the chance to win - beautiful fabrics and a really great pattern!

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  23. Wishing you a month of happiness (June is my birthday month, son's birthday month, mom's birthday month, and anniversary of meeting my hubby month!) to you, one of the nicest and most creative people I know!

    blessings through the days!

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  24. Wow, I am in love with that charm bracelet pattern.

    In any case, congrats on all the milestones!

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  25. That's a lovely charm pack! Crossing my fingers!

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  26. Congratulations! June will certainly be a busy month for you. I love this fabric.

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  27. wow! so much to celebrate! congratulations!
    this is going to be a busy month for you :)

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  28. Wow! June sounds like a very busy fun month!! Please sign me up!!:)

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  29. what a great way to celebrate! I bet you're looking forward to that new camera!!

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  30. Joan... i think we should definitely be getting together to go shopping this month!!! we both have more reasons to go then any other month of the year!! haha

    congrats on all your anniversaries!!!

    xo, Heather

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  31. You weren't kidding when you said that June was a big month for you! Congrats on all your milestones!

    Jennifer :)

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  32. Happy Month Of June to you!! Lots of great milestones!! Thanks for the great giveaway. I was just admiring some SisBoom eye candy this morning!!

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  33. Many congratulations! June is your month to shine. Thank you for having such a great give away to celebrate! Sharonj.

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  34. You are right about charm packs being so enticing, along with patterns which are simple yet interesting. Thanks very much and Congratulations for all your successes.
    Kathleen

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  35. Fun giveaway! I would love to win!

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  36. I appear to be an avid collector of charm packs. I would love to have the Jennifer Paganelli fabric. For some reason all I have is some Casey Scroll...

    Congrats on the many milestones in June. We are celebrating 37 years next week. Woo hoo!

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  37. Many congrats to you and what a great giveaway! You can count me in!

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  38. Congratulations Joan (on everything) but most especially your birthday AND your anniversary!!! And aren't you just the generous one having a giveaway!! I have had my eye on the Charm Bracelet quilt for sometime now, wouldn't it be fun to win it (don't have much luck in that dept) Anyways, here's to many more years of blogging, flickr and most importantly good health and happiness for you and your husband : )

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  39. Being new to contemporary quilting, I have never seen any of Jennifer Paganelli's fabric! It's beautiful; thanks for the introduction and giveaway. Happy June!!!

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  40. What a great give away! Beautiful fabrics and a great patterns too! Thank you

    Congratulations on all the wonderful events in June.

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  41. A perfect pattern to go with that fabric!

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  42. Congrats on all the June Celebrations. I love charm squares. Right now I am making my mom a batik charm square quilt which I am going to applique butterflies and flowers on top of after.

    Thanks for the giveaway
    atchisonsteph(at)gmail(dot)com
    blackcoffeequilts.blogspot.com

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  43. I'm a June baby too! Congratulations on all of your various anniversaries and things to celebrate this month - what a wonderful way to share the goodness. And somehow I missed that Charm Bracelet quilt - so so cute! Great pattern. Can't wait to see what everyone from PMQG has done with their charms. My project is almost ready to be quilted!

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  44. Congratulations on everything Joan! Hope to see you Saturday

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  45. what a month for you! Thanks for sharing with all of us. :)

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  46. HaPpY, cOnGrAtUlAtIoNs on your multiple anniversaries AND your birthday too!!! Enjoy the celebrations. : ) No need to enter me in the drawings. I just wanted to send my good wishes, Joan! : )

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  47. Here's to all the Gemini & June brides!

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  48. My birthday is this mont too!

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  49. Congrats on everything! This is a big month for you! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  50. Wow! A busy, fun month for you. So sweet of you to share the fun with a charming giveaway!

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  51. Happy all sorts of things!! :)

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  52. Wow, that's a lot to celebrate this month! Congratulations on all of it!

    And thank you for sharing the celebrations with all of us, too. :)

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  53. June is for celebrating!

    amazing! Thanks for sharing and giving, as you do!

    - donna
    kindredcrafters (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  54. Happy, Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!!!! Precious times. You are so humble to be giving away things on these two special occasions!! Very happy you are though;)

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  55. Happy birthday and anniversaries! Thanks for the fun giveaway, count me in!

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  56. Yay! A whole month of celebrating! Hope you have a wonderful month!

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  57. This should be a great month for you and very generous to give away this charm pack. I love to win .....

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  58. Wow! Congrats for so many things to celebrate this month. Enjoy it all!

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  59. I love that quilt pattern; I've been thinking about drafting something similar. PS- Send the cat, too!

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  60. Happy almost birthday Joan! So many things to celebrate.

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  61. What a month of celebrations you have coming up! Great giveaway idea - fabric and pattern. Excellent. Thank you.

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  62. Wow, June is one special month for you! Thanks for sharing it with us :o)

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  63. Congratulations on your wonderful June!

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  64. You have a lot to celebrate this month; I hope you do so with plenty of cake!

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  65. Thanks for allowing us to share in your milestones this year! :0)

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  66. How I love the Charm Bracelet Pattern,I actually collect charm braclets (you know the jewellery kind) and as an addicted patchworker l'll simply have to make a quilt called Charm Bracelet.

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  67. Wow June is certainly a busy month. Congrats on your Wedding Anniversary. Mine is on the 28th but It'll be 13 years for us. Oh and by the way you know if you are a June baby in the Southern Hemisphere your parents were frisky in spring and in the Northern Hemisphere it was starting to get cold, Thats why its such a popular month, lol.

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  68. Congratulations three times! That's a lot to celebrate. I love the fabrics very much. Looking forward to another year of blogging!

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  69. CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a wonderful way to celebrate!! Beautiful fabric and a great pattern!!

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  70. Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversaries!

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  71. So happy to join in on your celebrations! Hope you have another great year in your creative fun!

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  72. Congrats on all the June happenings. Thanks for sharing the joy.

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  73. Congrats all around! June is a great month!

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  74. Happy up coming birthday Joan! I'm so glad I found your blog through the giveaways last month! I enjoy all the creativity.

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  75. A busy & special month for you...count me in to join in the fun!

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  76. Joan, hope you have a fantastic month of celebrations. You're such a great gal and you deserve the best! Love Kate

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  77. Joan - you are the one. I was trying to figure out whose blog that made June a charming 'one'. I have already started sewing my first charm baby quilt and wanted to link you to my blog post.

    Anyway, am loving the charm bracelet pattern.

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  78. Wow, lovely quilts. i definetly want to be in the giveaway.

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  79. Congratulations on reaching so many milestones all in the month of June.You must be exhausted by the end of the month?
    Thanks for the chance to win such gorgeous fabrics in your giveaway :) Barb.

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  80. Congratulations Joan! I hope you have a wonderful birthday and anniversary. I love your blog - very inspiring. People like you and my sister Kate make the quilting and blogging world so much more fun.!
    :) Amelia

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  81. Wow Joan! I am a beginner quilter and I come here often for inspiration for how to use colours and fabrics and also what I might be able to create one day if I practice enough :)

    Love the giveaway, too.

    Marianna x

    maz_wilde(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  82. Wow! What a generous giveaway to celebrate your many anniversaries. Thanks!

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  83. Congrats on all your anniversaries and birthday! Thanks for a fantastic giveaway

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  84. How fun to have all of these things going on this month! Thanks for the giveaway!

    kell22 @ cox.net

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  85. Congrats to you in June! I just recently found you on flickr, and decided to come by and drop my name in the hat.

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  86. Congratulations on your anniversaries and birthday. I've been lurking on your blog for a while -- started because really liked the name and stayed because I enjoy the content. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  87. Congratulations! Hope you have a faboulus month of june. Thank you for this great giveaway.

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  88. Have a great Month. May tends to be the big celebration month at my place. A few Birthdays, and Mother's Day always keep us busy.

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  89. Congratulations on these wonderful milestones in your life. And thanks for your great blog--it never fails to raise my spirits!

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  90. Joan, congratulations on all your celebrations this month!!!! What a wonderfully generous way to recognize these special occasions! Wishing you all the best!

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  91. Please exclude me from the fabric drawling. Just wanted to say have a great birthday!!

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  92. Congratulations on all your milestones! The best part of give aways even if you don't win is that you get turned on to an interesting new blogger. I just became a follower.
    Elaine

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  93. What a bunch of great things to celebrate. The quilts are absolutely beautiful!!

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  94. happy june for you!
    and thanks for the great giveaway!

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  95. Happy b'day! Love the fabric - thanks for the giveaway.
    jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

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  96. What a fun month for you!
    thanks for the chance to win great stuff!
    Jennifer
    sniggih@xplornet.com

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  97. Hi! Congratulations to you!!:) What a great giveaway - thanks for the chance to win! I too love charm packs and I really love the charm bracelet pattern - very unique! Have a great birthday and anniversary!!

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  98. Congratulations for all the wonderful advents and thank you for a lovely give away.

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  99. what a wonderful way to celebrate so many milestones! june is a good month! i stumbled upon your blog today via flickr. (so glad i did, such wonderfulness!) ;)

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  100. Congrats! JUNE is a celebration month for me too...it is packed with birthdays starting from 2nd throught to 30th.
    Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  101. I never knew June could be such a great month! Congrats - and thanks for a great giveaway!

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  102. A mega month of celebrations for you and a very generous giveaway- thanks for the chance x

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  103. Congratulations on all your June milestones. Especially your 25th anniversary - that's a wonderful one!

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  104. Congrats! You have a lot to celebrate this month!
    Thanks for the chance at some beautiful fabrics!

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  105. Birthday and anniversary greetings to you. Special days ahead!!

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  106. What a great month for you with many reasons to celebrate. Hope I'm a lucky winner.

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  107. Your June sounds like my June! Both my bday & anniversary & other Important Events this month! Thanks for the giveaway! I have most of Jennifer's fabrics, but see some I don't. Love the charm bracelet pattern, too!

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  108. Congrats....beautiful quilts.

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  109. We have just moved to a new city, and I was choosing fabric for a bright hopes quilt, but I found myself choosing rather quiet colours... I think that these squares would be perfect to make my hopes brighter. Thanks for the chance.

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  110. Wow, what a nice giveaway! June is a busy month for you! Happy birthday, anniversary, blogversary and, I think I'm forgetting something - so Happy June to you! Happy stitching!

    galew417@comcast.net

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  111. Hey i just surfed over to your blog while looking up people who've done City Quilts patterns on flickr. your city park is gorgeous! can't wait to see it it finished!

    Dharia
    dharia.mcgrew@gmail.com

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  112. Happy Everything!! so good of you to give more things away, and i'm looking forward to more charm pack ideas. thank you! enjoy celebrating!

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  113. Hi! I love Jennifer Paganelli too - so bright and fun!

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