Blogiversary Giveaway

About a month ago my two year blogiversary came and went with little fanfare. It happens to be around the 4th of July, and that happens to be my husband’s birthday, so not a lot of blogging usually occurs that week.

Part of me can’t believe it’s been 2 years since I started this blog. I suppose time flies when you’re having fun! In the last year, I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot of personal goals, from developing quilt patterns to appearing in publications, from adding many tutorials to the blog to cohosting this latest quilt along.

When I started quilting, I learned so much from the free tips and tutorials online on other blogs. It’s always been a goal of mine to also give back to the online community and help those who are getting started themselves. And hopefully inspire a few people along the way.

So! In celebration, I have a giveaway! I mentioned earlier this week that I spent last weekend in Cincinnati. My mom, sister and I (oh, and the kids) did a mini shop hop.

Quilter's Studio - Cincinnati, OH

Our first stop was The Quilter’s Studio in Loveland. This store is almost entirely batiks and includes many bolts by designer Marcia Derse – very pretty. They also have an entirely separate building with lots of classroom space and two long arm quilting machines where you can rent time.

I picked up The Quilts of Gee’s Bend postcard set there and plan on framing 9 of them for my sewing room. Part of the giveaway is 9 other prints from this postcard set so you can frame them for your room! Or mail them. Or whatever you want to do with them. :)

Sewn Studio - Cincinnati, OH

Our next stop (after lunch at Dewey’s Pizza) was Sewn Studio. This shop has been on my list to visit ever since my sister stopped in a few months back and told me how cool it was. Boy am I jealous that this shop isn’t in the Chicago suburbs!

Sewn Studio - Cincinnati, OH

It is so fresh and modern and welcoming.

Sewn Studio - Cincinnati, OH

I don’t think I saw one bolt of fabric that I wasn’t interested in – they even had embroidery patterns and perle cotton embroidery thread!

Sewn Studio - Cincinnati, OH

I was lucky enough to meet owner Stephanie and employee Jessica. Both were SO nice! Stephanie was kind enough to even donate a beautiful Summer House by Lily Ashbury charm pack to giveaway on my blog!

I picked up several great small prints for my stash and I am sharing them with you as well. The last portion of the giveaway is a FQ of each of the fabrics you see below.

It was a great visit, only slightly marred by my daughter announcing “I NEED TO POOP!” as we were just about the leave the store. A bit embarrassing but there is just no predicting what a 4 year old will find appropriate conversation in public. :)

Phew! So if you made it this far, all you have to do to enter is leave a comment! I will select a winner Monday evening. Good luck everyone and thank you for supporting me over the last two years – here’s to many more!

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Update: For those in the comments that are interested in that great bike bag, Sewn Studio has commented “Our blog (www.sewnstudio.com/blog) is currently featuring an interview with Kathy McGee of Hemma Designs, the designer of the Ilsa Bike Basket. We’re giving away one of her patterns, too, so come on over and take a look.”
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Comments are now closed. I will select a winner shortly. The winner is #315, Alisa, who said “I’ve been enjoying your blog for almost the two years. Looks like you had a fun blog hop.” Congratulations Alisa, I will email you for your address!

Giveaway Winner

I want to thank each and every one of you for your comments. I read every one and they all made me smile. :)

Comments

  1. 2

    says

    Congrats on two years of your inspiring blog! Sewn Studio looks so wonderful … oh … I’m dreaming of a trip there myself. Thanks for sharing your bounty :)

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    Melissa says

    Congratulations! The stores you visited look fun! Thanks for the giveaway and here’s to another 2 years (and more)!

  3. 4

    says

    Congratulations on your two-year milestone! I am jealous of your shop hop – what a treat to see such gorgeous fabric in person!

  4. 8

    says

    Well, thanks for your helpful, inspiring, and very pretty blog. Congratulations on all you’ve accomplished! And thanks for having a giveaway to celebrate!

  5. 10

    says

    Congrats… 2 years does go quickly and lots has been accomplished…. lovely ‘visiting’ those lovely fresh shops with you….
    Hugz

  6. 11

    says

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary! Since I don’t live in the US I’m always jealous to see the lovely stores and fabric selection you’ve got over there… some day I’ll come over for a vacation/shopping spree. :-)

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    Barbara says

    Congrats on the milestone. I’m feeling the urge to live near Sewn Studio! It looks great.

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    says

    Congrats on 2 years! I really enjoy your blog. The fresh colors and designs keep me coming back. Thanks for all the free tutorials and the giveaway!

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    Amy Henry says

    Enjoy your blog so much and appreciate all the creative inspiration you offer! Congrats on the anniversary.

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    says

    Happy Blogiversary! Cincinnati is about 3 hours from us and we just discovered how much we enjoy going over there for a weekend. Especially to Loveland, what a charming town! Sadly we have never gotten there while the quilt store was open, but that just gives us a good reason to go back, right? Thanks so much for the giveaway, all those fabrics are beautiful!

  11. 19

    Kristin says

    I just recently found your blog and have really been enjoying it! Congrats on your anniversary and I look forward to seeing what the future brings!

  12. 20

    says

    Congrats on your milestone!! Wow, you lucky duck, those shops looks super cool. I wish I had shops like that here. LOL, little kids are just too funny. They will say anything in public.

  13. 22

    Hannah says

    wow, Sewn Studio looks like an amazing shop! Congratulations on reaching the two-year mark, and thanks for the great giveaway!

  14. 25

    says

    Looks like a fun trip! Be happy your kids are willing to go in one fabric store, let alone two! Mine always complained! Bribes were needed. Happy two years to you and your blog!

  15. 27

    Sarah C. says

    Congratulations on 2 years! Your blog is such a happy and inspirational place; every time I visit, I want to pull out my machine and start quilting!

  16. 28

    says

    Hi Faith; thank you for this opportunity. I have been enjoying the QAL with you and enjoyed reading your tour of the quilt shops as well. I wish I could get to those shops they look delicious…

  17. 29

    says

    Congratulation on your 2 years as a blogger. You are a huge inspiration for me and I appreciate you taking the time to continue to blog despite being so busy.

    And then cudos to your kids for managing several quilt stores in one day :) My kids will dramatically lay down on the floor to show me they really are way to tirred to spend even 5 minutes looking at fabric.

  18. 30

    says

    I love blogiversaries… espec. because that means you are celebrating being around another year and hopefully there are many more to come! Love your blog and wish you a very happy Blogiversary :)

  19. 33

    says

    Oh wow! A milestone to celebrate for sure! Congratulations, Faith!

    I think your blog is incredibly inspired and inspirational. Bonne continuation…

    Judy

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    Wendy D. P. says

    Congrats on your anniversary – I’ve been reading for the last 6 months or so and have definitely learned a lot (and seen so much inspiration!). Thank you!

  21. 35

    says

    Congrats on the 2 years! The fabric is wonderful.

    My six year old will occasionally announce in a loud voice that she needs to poop or pee in the middle of the store. I keep hoping she will outgrown the need to annouce it.

  22. 37

    says

    congrats on your 2 year anniversary! i discovered your blog 2 months ago and i m totally addicted to it! in argentina patchwork is just starting to kick in, so your blog is really helpful!
    luv your tutorials, will soon start to quilt along!
    thanks!

  23. 38

    Amy says

    Ha, gotta love 4 year olds huh? Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I enjoy your blog.

  24. 39

    says

    I always love the way you put colors together in your quilts. I’d love to win your giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

  25. 41

    says

    Congrats Faith! 2 years is wonderful. Your blog is such a beautiful inspiration and your quilts are fabulous. I always enjoy reading your posts. :)

    So great to have such great fabric shops to visit. Looks like it was so much fun!

  26. 42

    says

    Congrats on blogging for 2 years! I always look forward to seeing your work and kind of secretly love the fact that we probably only live about 15 minutes away from each other. :) And . . . PS . . . I think you might have just helped me nail where we’ll go on our roadtrip in September. :)

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    Rene says

    Wow- what. Fun trip- I would love to go on your shop hop!
    Congratulations on your 2 years!

  28. 44

    says

    Congratulations on your anniversary. We are lucky in Cincinnati to have a wide variety of quilt shops, something for everyone. I hope you inspire others to come visit.

  29. 46

    says

    Happy Blogiversary Faith! I’ve received so much wonderful inspiration from many of the blogs I’m following, including yours. I just started my own blog 3 days ago! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Marty Askins says

    Congratulations on your 2 year blogiversary. I just love what you named it. I love your site, you have given me a lot of inspiration.

  31. 48

    says

    Congrats on 2 years blogging..I just discovered fresh lemons a few months ago and am loving the summer sampler sew along and all the fresh modern quilts. Thanks Faith

  32. 50

    says

    Congrats on 2 years!
    I’m totally jealous that you have a mom and a sister who love to shop fabric as much as you do!
    what a fun trip!
    crossing my fingers :)

  33. 51

    Theresa says

    Only two years? Seems like I’ve been checking in on you for longer! Keep up the lovely work and gorgeous inspiration.

  34. 53

    Teresa says

    Happy Blogiversary!!! I love your blog. It is simple, but yet elegant. I have learned so much already from your blog. I am still new to quilting and learning as I go. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. The fabrics are beautiful. I would love to win!

  35. 57

    says

    Congrats Faith! I always look forward to seeing what you’re up to. :) I’m wishing you all the best for the next year!

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    jmniffer says

    Congratulations on your 2 year blogaversary! I am a brand new self taught quilter. So far I seem to spend more time looking a tutorials and patterns dreaming than anything else. I enjoy all you share with us and would love to win your giveaway so I could have some fabric to start my stash. Thanks for the chance.

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    Emma says

    Congrats!!! Now I might actually be looking forward to my next trip to visit the in-laws in Cincy, I’ll have to sneak away and check out these shops!

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    Caroline L says

    Congrats! Im a new quilter, Im currently trying to quickly finish my school coursework quilt before the end of summer! Its hard work, my machine hates me ! That shop looks beautiful :-)

  39. 62

    says

    Love your blog! Ah, four year olds…sometimes they never outgrow those tendencies (I work with 11 year olds).
    Thank you for the chance to win!

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    Sharon says

    Congrats on your anniversery! I too am always in awe of the generosity of the quilting world! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Linddylou says

    Happy Anniversary what a great achievements, that some of us can only dream of. I think I love your little girl. LOL

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    Sherry says

    Congrats on 2 years! I love reading your blog and can’t wait until I have the time once again to jump back on the quilting wagon….and maybe use some of your patterns!! : )

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    Jodi Guerrero says

    Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary. I’m new to reading blogs and twitter and I’m loving it!. I’m a new follower and looking forward to learning lots. Thank you to you and your sponcors for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

  44. 71

    says

    Happy bloggerversary what a fab giveaway. That shop Sewn looks amazing, I wish we had something like that near me!

  45. 72

    says

    Congratulations on two wonderful blogging years, and many more!
    Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to win the giveaway

  46. 73

    says

    Ah, congrats on two years!!

    Those are such pretty colors… :) I’m going to Sewn today for the first time so this is a really timely post, too!! Your pics are making me even more anxious for this afternoon to come! I’m actually going to buy fabrics to do the cross quilt from the Summer Sampler series, yours turned out so gorgeous!

  47. 75

    says

    Congratulations on 2 years! I’ve just recently been following your blog and love it.
    Thanks for the chance to ‘win’ your generous giveaway!

  48. 77

    says

    Haha–Love that your daughter said that! :) Those quilt shops look so pretty. How nice of them to donate a charm pack for the giveaway.

  49. 79

    Nancy D. says

    Happy belated celebration! Time flies when you’re having fun doesn’t it? Love the freshness of the Summer House colors. Thanks for sharing.

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    Suzanne K says

    2 Years! That’s fantastic. I love reading about what you’re working on and drooling over your quilts.

  51. 82

    says

    Congratulations on two years. I too have learned to quilt from blogs, and continue to learn everyday. Thanks for your inspiration, I can only hope I am still blogging after two years. Thanks for sharing these goodies with us.

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    May says

    Congratulations and keep on blogging! Thanks for the tutorials and the chance to win the lovely fabric!

  53. 84

    Karen says

    Congratulations on 2 years! The mini hop looked like fun. And I can totally relate to the inappropriate things that come out of a little ones mouth. My 5 year old announces things all the time in public. :-)

  54. 85

    says

    Yay for blogaversaries! What a fun trip for you. I’ve done something similar with my MIL in central and southern Texas.

    P.S. — love the shirt you’re wearing in the first photo!

  55. 86

    says

    Happy Blog-aversary! I’ve only been reading for a month or two, but I love your work. And OMG, now I have to put Sewn on my must-visit list! That store looks absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Roxanna says

    I “stumbled” upon your website and immediately friended you on FB. I love the quilts with white as the place to rest the eyes. I am making my own version of the wonky flying geese baby quilt. The creative process gives me great joy and looking at your quilts gives me inspiration. How wonderful that some of your dreams have come true. Congratulations.

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    erin says

    Congratulations on 2 years (and a bit)! Love the prints you picked. Would be amazing to have a store like sewn anywhere near where I am!

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    Sarah N says

    Your personal shop hop looks like it was a lot of fun! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    says

    Happy Blogiversary! yes, it is amazing how time flies, especially when the kids are little!! Hope your day is bright, full of love, and comes with an extra surprise or two (uh, not the poop kind!!) :O)

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    Elaine says

    Congrats on the anniversary. I just signed on for the summer series quilt. I haven’t gotten to sew all the blocks yet, but I am definitely inspired. Some new techniques I’ve never done before, but ready to give it a try. Thanks for the ideas.

  61. 96

    says

    Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for highlighting those great quilt shops in Cincy, I’m lucky to be only an hour and a half away and they definitely look worth the drive!

  62. 99

    says

    happy anniversary and congratulations on such a great blog and the great time you’ve been having! I am always looking forward to your blog your tutorials are rich and so clear and inspiring . so glad you had such a fun time with your family~my little granddaughters always add a little spice to our outings as well,,it keeps us laughing!! thanks again for all your sharing and teaching~ox~

  63. 100

    says

    I am so happy you started this blog and even happier that I found you! You are a constant source of inspiration for me. You always have some great idea that I’ve never thought of before and that’s what keeps me coming back. Happy Blogiversary!

  64. 101

    says

    Kids! I remember those days! Thanks for the chuckle this morning.
    Congratulations! 2 years is quite an accomplishment!
    Thank you for sharing your pretty things with your readers. You’ll be making someone really happy!

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    Julie Averill says

    I love your blog and your quilts are so beautiful. What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks

  66. 105

    says

    I agree that there is something about quaint quilt shops that make me want to buy it all. Thanks for your blog. I’ve been loving this quilt along!

  67. 106

    says

    Happy bloggiversary, Faith! Two years in a flash, and look at all you’ve accomplished! Nicely done, and here’s to more great years ahead!

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    sharonJ says

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary! Your blog is one of my favourites, love your tutorials and use of great fresh fabrics! Thank you for sharing your creative juices with us all in blog land.

  69. 111

    says

    Congratulations on your two year blogging adventure! I just found your site a couple of weeks ago, and love your fresh ideas and creativity. Perfect name for a wonderful blog!

  70. 113

    says

    Congratulations on 2 years! Those quilt shops looked like so much fun, wish I could go there too. Thanks for the giveaway!

  71. 118

    says

    Congrats on 2 years of blogging. Thanks for all the fabric store tips in Cincinnati — I’ll be there in January and can’t wait to check them out!

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    Sarah says

    Ooooh! I have to check these two places out! The first one looks more like my Grandmother’s thing, but Sewn is totally me. I’m so excited to find new quilt shops around-ish me.

    Congrats on two years!

  73. 120

    says

    Happy Blogiversary! Looks like you had a lot of fun shopping with your mom and sister! There’s nothing better than a little (or a lot of) fabric shopping to celebrate =) Thank you so much for the chance to win the lovely giveaway!

  74. 125

    says

    Congratulations on 2 years Faith!! That fabric store looks amazing – I love that little flag pillow on that window seat.

  75. 126

    says

    Fresh Lemons is such a nice, informative blog – one to be proud of!
    Happy Two years!
    Linda
    homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com

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    PatyZ says

    Congratulations! You have a beautiful blog all full of color and your quilts are fantastic. I´m doing the summer sampler series and I´m very happy with the results. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    says

    Happy Anniversary and congrats on all your accomplishments. Your blog was one of the first I found that really got me thinking I can do patterns and make this quilt dream a reality! You are a huge inspiration so thanks for doing what you do! And giving stuff away…that’s cool too ;)

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    Jo says

    Congrats on the 2 year mark! It looks like you had a wonderful time on your trip. It is so nice of you to have this giveaway for us. As to the children and what they might say, if I remember correctly (it has been over 30 yrs since I had young ones) if that is the worst and most embarassing thing they ever say in public, count yourself lucky!

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    Amy Crawford says

    Congrats on two years! I love, love those small prints, how cute! My fingers are crossed.

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    amorette says

    thanks so much for sharing your fabric with us- and sharing your quilts! i get a lot of inspiration here, and love to see what you are working on.

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    Sara says

    Leave it to kids to say the nicest things at the best of times-ha!

    Those fabric shops on your hop looked like perfect eye candy for any sewer!

    Sweet fabrics for the draw;)

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    Lindsey F. says

    Two years – woo hoo! Congratulations and thanks for the opportunity to win some pretty fabircs.

  83. 141

    Sara says

    Happy Anniversary!!

    Shop Hops are so much fun, we just did one in STL a few months ago.

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    says

    Happy Blogaversary. There’s nothing better than checking out all the fabric (and for me yarn shops, too) when you’re travelling!!! I just came back from vacation and lots of fabric stops along the way.

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    Amy in VA says

    Wow – I have no reason to be in OH but Sewn Studio looks amazing. Thanks for the chance.

  86. 146

    says

    Wow 2 years! That’s such a great accomplishment. I really enjoy your blog. Thank you so much for the chance to win such amazing prizes!

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    Peggy W. says

    Congratulations on 2 years of a great blog. Thanks for the very generous giveaway. So kind. I am loving the summer quilt along. Thanks for sharing the great blocks with us.

  88. 150

    says

    Congratulations on your 2 year blogversary! You’ve done well!
    I just LOVE your quilts & your tutorials.
    Thanks for the chance to win on this giveaway.

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    says

    Happy blog b-day! I have a niece in Naperville who was also born on the 4th of July! Her little sister was born on July 3rd! My BIL is from Cinici too. I never knew they had so many neat quilt shops! Some day I hope to shop hop in a big city! Rural living can be tough in that aspect!

  90. 152

    says

    I love discovering new to me fabric stores. I am always amazed at how different each store is from the next. Congrats on the blogiversary.

  91. 153

    says

    Congrats on two years! I had my second blog anniversary on July 4th. Its crazy how fast time flies.

    Thank you for the chance to win. I really enjoy reading your blog.

  92. 156

    Carla says

    Congratulations! I really enjoy your blog so thanks for starting it! You do such beautiful work. Thanks for the giveaway, too :)

  93. 157

    Debby says

    I just recently found your blog. I love it and finding new projects. the giveaway fabrics are great!

  94. 158

    Lori says

    What a fun way to celebrate…the shop hop that is! Here’s to two more equally successful years!!!

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    Arlene says

    Congrats on your 2nd anniversary! And thanks for your work on the Summer Sampler Series — much appreciated!

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    Marsha says

    Congrats! What a nice trip you had, those fabric shops are so pretty and bright. Thanks for the beautiful pictures

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    says

    Oh, what a great quilty outing! Lovely shops & lovely give-away! Congrats on two years – I really have enjoyed your blog!

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    Paula says

    Happy blogiversary and thank you for this wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  99. 166

    says

    Congratulations on your blogaversary! Thank you for this great giveaway. Sounds like you had a super great trip.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

  100. 168

    says

    What a fantastic giveaway! I would love to visit that store in person. It is looks wonderful.
    ~Kimberlee
    SpunkyDiva at live.com

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    Gill says

    Congratulations!
    What a great time you had with your mum and sister! and what fab shops! I wish we had more shops in the UK that carried that quantity of fabric

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    says

    What a great store! We don’t have anything that awesome close to me, either. And, congrats on 2 years, that is so exciting!

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    annabelle says

    HAHAHA :D I know what you mean about 4yr olds bc my kids (5, 3, & 1yr) do the same kind of thing.

    Thanks for sharing such yummy fabrics and congrats on your 2yr Blog-day :)

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    Nina says

    Congratulations on 2 years! Your blog has inspired me to start quilting :) Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

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    Lyndsay says

    Thanks for posting this. I live in Cincinnati and have visited Sewn several times. I have not however (in all my times going to Loveland) been to The Quilter’s Studio. I will definitely check it out now!

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    Tiffanie says

    Congrats on the two year blogeversery. I just found this blog and i am so Excited i did. So much fun and have a ton of great fabrics, ideas, oh my!

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    says

    i love the photos from those fabric stores. thats my kind of shopping. and thanks for offering such a lovely giveaway!

  108. 183

    says

    That’s so funny! I am always afraid of what might middle daughter might say. She is so outspoken:) Those quilt shops look amazing. I wish I had some in my area like that.

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    Allison C says

    Congratulations! I am a fairly new reader (since the spring) and have enjoyed reading and following along with your quilting activities. If I am ever in Cincinnati visiting Sewn will be a must. Looks like my kind of store.
    alibear167 at gmail

  110. 187

    says

    I live in Cincinnati and cannot wait to visit Sewn Studio. It’s been on my list of things to do for weeks now. Thanks for the giveaway and the good work on your blog. I enjoy it! = )

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    Lynn says

    Congrats on two years blogging! I live in Cincy and LOVE SEWN! Would love to win any of the prizes!

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    Tamie says

    Congratulations on the second anniversary of your log. I wish I could have gone on that little shop hop of yours. I’m planning one of my own this weekend. Thanks for the anniversary giveaway.

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    Laura G says

    Congratulations on your anniversary! It is so wonderful to see your fresh and fun quilt designs. I agree with you about traveling and visiting quilt shops One of the nicest aspects of quilting is visiting quilt stores when you travel. You see new fabrics, get fresh ideas and inspirations, and get to talk with the many lovely people who work and own quilt stores and are inspired by the same loves that you have; sewing, fabrics, and fun.

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    Jenn says

    I just found your blog through the Sewn page on Facebook! I love that studio so much and am increasingly getting into sewing. Can’t wait to read more of your posts!

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    Caroline says

    Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary. I am enjoying following you and look forward to what you will share over the next year. Thank you for the giveaway, the fabric is so pretty.

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    Drea says

    Congrats on two years! I keep on saying I’ll get mine up and running some day soon, so to me it’s a big accomplishment to have one up in the first place!;) Your fabric choices/projects are so bright and beautiful – thank you so much for the chance to win!

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    Collette says

    Congratulations on your anniversary!

    Where do you shop in the suburbs? I live in the city and, as you know, there’s a dearth of shops. I’d be willing to drive but I don’t really know what’s good. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

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    Wendy says

    Are blog years like dog years, so it’s really your 14th blogiversary? Congrats and keep up the fine work!

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    Hallie says

    I just love your blog since finding it about 6 months ago. I only wish I was years younger and doing the same.

    I would love to have the charm pack and other fabric offered.

    It’s great to know us Illinois girls have great taste in today’s quilting world!!!

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    Nichole says

    Thanks for the chance to win. Sewn looks like a fab store – I want to live there! Congrats on your milepost and looking forward to many more fun and inspiring posts in the future!

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    says

    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing pictures of all that lovely fabric.

    Is there a tutorial for the bag on the bike. I haven’t found a basket I like for my bicycle yet.

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    Kelsey says

    Congratulations on 2 years! I love your blog and everything you make. You’re such an inspiration for me!

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    Betty says

    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience. And thanks for the giveaway. Beautiful fabric!

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    Annie says

    Congrats on two years! I’m so glad I found you a few days ago, Your just what I need. I’m a new quilter and finding quilts I love all in one place, plus patterns and fabric links is heaven for me. Thanks for starting me off in such a great way. I hope you blog for a long long time. THANKS.

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    Kate F. says

    I found your blog after reading about the Summer Sampler Series on Lee’s blog Freshly Pieced. In my opinion, your leadership in that quilt-a-long alone is enough to show your commitment to giving back to the on-line quilting community. I am a new quilter, and I’ve learned so, so much! Thanks, and congratulations on your blogiversary!

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    Stacey Price says

    Congrats on 2 years! I love your taste in fabrics. Thanks for all the tips and info you share, it’s great to know someone has already answered all of my quilting questions before I even thought to ask them.
    Thanks, too, for the chance to win!

    Stacey

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    K SCOTT says

    Happy Anniversary! Aren’t four year olds just the best! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

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    Ann says

    Happy anniversary! Kudos to your kids for going fabric shop hopping with you, your mom and your sister. Please know that your blog has inspired me many, many times. Your tutorials are clear and concise. Thank you!

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    says

    Congrats on the anniversary. I envy you the experience of seeing some lovely shops with modern and fresh fabric and displays! As to 4 year old I am sure it will be a great story to share down the road.

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    says

    Congratulations!!! That shop looks Amazing!
    Thanks for the Summer Sampler Series too. When the summer is over (and kids are in school) I plan on going back and making some more of the blocks.

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    artbeth says

    I’m glad you enjoyed your trip. I enjoy reading about shops people find. I’ll have to remember these two stores and will have to plan a trip to visit my relatives nearby. I’ve been reading your blog about a year. Congratulations on having it two years.

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    hi, Faith! I’m a new reader & a beginning quilter (just signed up for my first class! it starts next month!), but I wanted to congratulate you on 2 years of blogging! I love your blog, and your trip/shop hop looked like fun. Sewn looks like a great place to hang out. :D

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    says

    Hey, great giveaway, and I have a question. Does that happen to be your bike outside of Sewn in the picture? I LOVE the bike basket so I was dying to know if you made it and if there is some type of pattern available!

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        Hi Melinda! Glad you like our bike. Our blog (www.sewnstudio.com/blog) is currently featuring an interview with Kathy McGee of Hemma Designs, the designer of the Ilsa Bike Basket. We’re giving away one of her patterns, too, so come on over and take a look.

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    SewLindaAnn says

    Happy Blogiversary!!! and thank you for such a tremendous giveaway! That fabric stack is wonderful!

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    Wendy says

    Congratulations on 2 years! I really enjoy your posts and look forward to more. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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    Binks says

    I’m new to quilting and the blogging world of quilters has definitely helped my with my projects and creativity. Everything in your blogging site has aided me somehow- from tutorials to advertisements to posts. Thank you.
    I love your work and congratulations.

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    Chrystal says

    Congratulations! I’m sure the time has flown for you, thanks for all your great posts!

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    Keri says

    Congrats! I have found your blog within the past 6 months as I started quilting and have learned ALOT from you! thanks for your posts, thanks for the giveaway & thanks for the inspiration!!

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    Anna-Maria says

    What a wonderful shop hop and congrats on your anniversary!

    I wish we had such variety of fabric shops over here too, with your prices! i hope it is ok to take part of the giveaway even though I live across the Atlantic!

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    Kellye Kimball says

    Congratulations and thanks for sharing your newly acquired goodies with one of us. : )

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    Cassie says

    Congrats on 2 years, you sure have accomplished a lot! And you totally just made me want to go quilt shop hopping :)

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    sharon says

    I love reading fresh lemons and hope that this is just the first 2 of several years for you and the blog

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    yvonne says

    Congratulations on your blogiversary. Two years of interesting reads is quite an accomplishment! I, too, live in the Chicago area and find it disappointing that we have so few quilt shops. Thank you for a wonderful, generous giveaway. Happy quilting!

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    says

    Congrats on 2 years. Just found your blog recently, but backtracked your posts for enjoyable reading.

    Can’t wait to see what else you have to tell us bloggerettes.

    Thanks
    Sandi

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    Beth Hammergren says

    Just found your blog thru the sewn facebook page. Congratulations on your anniversary. I look forward to reading the blog. I was at The Quilter’s Studio yesterday and dropped some money on some more fabric. I have not been to Sewn yet-but am really looking forward to it especially after seeing your blog. Thanks! Beth

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    Chris says

    Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary!! Please enter me for a chance to win those adorable fabrics!! Thank you so much!

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    Pat V. says

    It’s always fun to check out new (to you) quilt shops, isn’t it? Thanks for the giveaway, and congrats on your blogiversary.

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    Darlene Staley says

    Congrats on 2 years of blogging! I just recently discovered your blog and am so glad I did! I may not comment much on all the blogs, but I read them everyday!

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    says

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! I love to follow your patterns and am working on my first quilt, thanks for all the inspiration.

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    Cousin Lisa says

    Happy Anniversary. You gotta love 4 year olds! YOu never know what is going to come out of their mouths. Just jot them all down and save for later….. Sweet 16……Graduation…….Rehearsal Dinner…..Baby Shower…..
    So many future opportunities to pay her back!

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    Susanne says

    Love your blog!!! Love your fresh, new ideas and the beautiful fabrics you use. Congratulations on your 2 year blogiversary!!!

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    says

    Please enter me in your giveaway. When my kids were little, I think I saw every bathroom of every store. They would always had to go when I was on line, talking to a sales person, etc.. At least your daughter waited until you were done shopping.

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    says

    Happy Blogiversary, wonderful fabric. I also live in Chicago suburb, pretty close to you, actually, and would love to have a store like Sewn closeby.

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    M. T. says

    Finding a new never-seen quilt shop is one of the best parts of travelling. I came back with quite a fabric stash from my last trip…

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    MARY C says

    Love your site, love the fabrics! I get so much inspiration from your ideas. Thank you!!

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    Shannon says

    Too cute! Congrats on 2 years!! Also, please tell me there is a pattern available for the beautiful bike bag? And where I can find/buy it.

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    says

    I really enjoy visiting your blog and seeing all your beautiful work. You’ve come a long way in two years! Thanks for all the inspiration and the give away!

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    Barbara Ambs says

    I live in Cincinnati and so glad you had a chance to shop at Sewn Studios. I also like that they have perle cotton because I want to add some hand quilting to my machine quilting. Thanks for the giveaway and happy anniversary.

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    Shelley says

    Congrats on the two years! I adore your blog and it inspired me to make my first quilt. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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    Lori E says

    Happy anniversary! Your blog is one of my absolute favorites – very informative.

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    says

    Sounds like you had fun! I would love to do some exploring and “shopping” in your area of the country! When my sis and I did a shop hop in Utah we had her 3 year old along. She was a good little trooper but it turned out to be the Quilt Shop Hop Potty Stop! Six year later and we still joke about it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    says

    Those shops look so fun! Beautiful fabrics. I’m just getting started, and I’m really enjoying poking around your blog for inspiration.
    Happy anniversary!

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    says

    Congrats on 2 years! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win such beautiful material! AJ

    queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Cherie says

    Happy Anniversary! Great giveaway! My 4 year old little boy likes to talk about poop too! Ewwww…… :)

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    Daniela says

    i just found your blog via cuttopieces.blogspot.com and i’m glad i did!
    i love your finished quilts and i so have to borrow your framed fairy tale – idea :)
    thanks for the chance to win some fabric!

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    says

    I laughed when I saw your posting and your story about your daughter announcing it was time to poop:) My little one did that tonight in Dairy Queen….oh my:) Funny!!!
    Congrats on your anniversary….love your blog Faith and how generous you are…emailing, commenting, tutorials, giveaways…thanks so much for continuing to inspire!
    jodym7atyahoo.com

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    says

    Congratulations on your two years of blogging, you’ve accomplished so much in that time. Thank you for the work you’ve put into this blog, I love your patterns. though they’re still on my to do list. SEWN looks fab. Thanks for the link.

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    Ellen says

    Congrats! Thanks for the info on Sewn, I’ve been planning to visit for a couple of weeks. . .need some fabric to use for a couple of your patterns.

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    Susan says

    Congrats. That was lovely fabric you bought. I have the lemon squares pattern which I am going to make into a cute quilt for my grandson when I get a chance. It is on my wish list.

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    says

    Wow! What a pretty offering! I’d LURV to win even just one of these. That charm pack is beautiful! the store looks so bright and fun to shop at. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!

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    Hueisei says

    Happy 2 years Blogiversary!!
    I am a new follower and I loves the quilt you make..so pretty…
    Keep it up :)

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    says

    Congratulations on your anniversary! My favorite part about reaching those kind of milestones is being able to look back at all you’ve accomplished and learned in that time span. :)

    P.S. I love that bike basket. I’ve had it pinned down for awhile on my “someday when I get some time to work on random projects” board for awhile now. :)

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    says

    Congratulations on 2 years! I really enjoy reading your blog and I’d be lying if I said my 3 year old never made the same announcement in public! :)

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    Cindy Dahlgren says

    Happy Anniversary! I love your blog, and I have learned a lot from it. I’m one of those beginning quilters you were talking about. Thanks for giving back.

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    says

    Happy blogiverary! It would be heavenly to go on a “quilt store vacay”. Thanks for sharing your shop hop and some of your loot! You’re so kind!

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    patty says

    congrats on 2 years! I, too, wish there was a store like Sewn Studio in the Chicago area! Love your blog!

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    Rebecca says

    I signed up to receive your blog via email about a month ago just in time for the Summer Sampler Series, and I love it!
    You do a great job and I’m trying to finish some WIP’S before I dare start another quilt, keep up the good work.
    Rebecca (NZ)

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    says

    Whew hew 2 years! You are such an inspiration it is hard to believe it has been such a short time. You are right to celebrate! Congratulations!

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    Molly says

    Yes–happy blogiversary! I really enjoy your quilts and adventures and look forward to the next 2 years. :)

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    Lee says

    Happy two years and wishing you many more! What a fun shop hop you did! thanks for sharing!

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    Lisa Estrada says

    Thanks for sharing your life with use these past two years! Happy anniversary.

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    says

    Thanks for offering up such gorgeous prizes! I’ve found only one fabric shop like that (fresh and light and full of all the things I want) and unfortunately it’s 3 hours away!

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    Anne says

    Wow love all those fabbies and the pictures sound awesome tooo.

    Congratulations on your blogiversary and thank you for sharing hints and tips and tutorials. Keep on blogging please.

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    Ashleigh says

    Really appreciating all the tips and tutorials as I am only new to quilting. Thanks for the giveaway – anything to build my stash!

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    Angie says

    Thank you so much for the great giveaway! Congratulations. I have found a great new blog with Sewn….love it!

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    Jill says

    I live in the Cincinnati area & both shops are on my ‘must go to ‘ list – I will get there this week & say it was on your recommendation!!! Hope you enjoyed your time in this nice city – I’m originally from Rockford IL – been here 8 years!!

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    brenda says

    i know i wont be picked – because i’ve never won a thing – but your quilts seem to exude some magical properties – they never fail to remind me of warm summer days. they are always so vibrant and full of life. i don’t know if i want to bury myself under them and hide from the world in my own private getaway, or parade them around for all to see. thanks for the continued inspirations!

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    says

    Looks like you had a great time! I must say the bike basket is so adorably cute! Awesome giveaway, thanks!

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    Marie says

    I haven’t been to Cincinnati in years, looks like it’s time to load up the car and head out. The colors in those shops are so inviting. I wouldn’t know where to look. Thanks for the giveaway (both of you) and good luck to all!

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    says

    Congratulations! Your shop hop looked like so much fun. I wish I had cute quilt shops near me. Although my husband is probably very glad we don’t! :)

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    Kathi says

    Congratulations! I saw the name of your blog as one that Felicity Quilts follows and was drawn to it. It sounds so bright and cheerful. Thanks for the information about the bike bag. I love it.

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    says

    Congrats! 2 years is fantastic — and I would have assumed your blog had been around for much longer, you do such a good job. Sewn Studio looks amazing — I’m jealous it’s not in the Boston suburbs!

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    KatieAndHarper says

    Happy Blog-o-versary! I’ve very much enjoyed it over the past two years and I hope that you continue. Thanks for the inspiration and fresh ideas!

    Katie

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    Beth L. says

    Happy Blogiversary! And what a generous giveaway (I’ve been drooling over Summer House for quite a while now)!

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    says

    Happy blogiversary! By the way, I am so in love with your Loulouthi Crosses quilt, and I just tried the Greek Cross block this week. Also, your daughter’s comment is hilarious!

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    Sandra says

    hi,
    Congratulations on keeping your blog for 2 years, you are a great inspiration to many. Kids are so funny; at least at that age people weren’t offended by her announcement!!
    thanks for the great giveaway….hope I win, hope i win!!

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    Sonja Hughes says

    What a great blog, and so nice of you to share. Your tutorials are great. Both stores look wonderful. Keep it up and you’ll be celebrating 10 years!

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    Amy B. says

    Congratulations on your 2nd Blogiversary!! Thanks so much for creating the Summer Sampler Series. It has been great to learn new blocks and techniques!

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    Alyssa says

    I am the colour of envy. I have never been in a store like that as there are none anywhere near me, looks divine just like the fabric!

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    Audrey says

    the first quilt that I did on my own, which was only my 2nd quilt was using your Lemon Squares pattern. The new parents were in awe and thought I was so talented. I used Cloud Nine fabrics and it worked perfectly. I told them thank you but the trick is using a pattern that is easy to use. Your patterns and tutorials rock. Your tastes are so similar to mine and I would love to win this – however, I live in Canada so I doubt I am allowed. That is okay….I really needed to leave a comment and should have months ago to thank you for what you give to the quilt blog world.

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    says

    sheesh there are a lot of comments! hooray for you! Lots of scrolling for me. So jealous of the great Sewn Studio quilt store! I’m in a sea of granny calicos where I live. Would love to win!

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    Jayne says

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! I always enjoy seeing what your up to and I love your quilts and patterns.

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    says

    I am so envious of those visits to fabric stores, we don’t have anything like that near me so I have to go online which is not the same. Congratulations on 2 years of blogging – keep up the great work!
    Thanks for a lovely giveaway

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    Vanessa payne says

    I am a relative newbie to bloggy quiltiness but your beautiful site was the very first one I came across. I am now a bloggy quilty addict. Congratulations on 2 years of creativity and sharing. Lucky us!

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    R Carter says

    Congratulations on your 2 years! Those are such lovely fabrics thanks for the giveaway!

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    Elizabeth J says

    Congratulations on two years! Those shops look like so much fun! I don’t have a quilt shop anywhere near my house so I’m stuck at the computer most of the time for my shopping.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Susan K from Canada says

    2 years – what a celebration – you are one of my first blogs that I read – I have bought one of your quilts and am continually inspired by your postings on your blog – such fun – thanks

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    Marci says

    I am so adding that shop to my list the next time I am in Cincinnati. So cute! Happy Anniversary!

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    bruinbr says

    Happy 2 year blogiversary! I originally found you after buying your adorable hair clips for my daughter and have always come back for your beautiful quilts! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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    mims says

    congratulations on your blogiversary. i had to read that last part of your post aloud to my husband. our daughter is a little younger, and it has not yet occurred to us to be embarrassed if our daughter announces in public that she needs to poop. we’re just grateful for the chance to prevent her from pooping in her pants! (i hope that wasn’t too much information…)

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    Sarah says

    Thanks for 2 years of a great blog. I love to see your work, and your tutorials. Thanks for the giveaway. slp

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    Rita says

    Congrats on your success! Your blog is always so bright and cheery. My sister lives close to Cincy. We may have to plan a girls’ day out soon. THANKS!

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    Michelle says

    I’m driving right through cincinatti next week… and I might have to stop by there!! Thanks for your great tutorials and patterns! :)

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    says

    Lovely fabrics and beautiful shops – nothing like any of the (limited number of) quilt stores I’ve been in!

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    Heather says

    Happy anniversary! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for the chance to win such great fabric.
    heather (dot) nevits (at) gmail (dot) (com)

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    PaulaK says

    Congratulations on your milestone! Your little shop hop looks like it was lots of fun – thanks for the opportunity to win some of your goodies!

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    Paula says

    Happy Blogiversary! Thank you for introducing me to Hemma Designs! And thank you for the giveaway – great prize!

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    Pam says

    Happy Blogiversary Faith, and may there be many more, I really really enjoy your Blog! Thanks for the opportunity for a chance in the giveaway.
    Pam

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    says

    I’m so lucky to have a LQS in my tiny little town. My 5 yr old daughter couldn’t go in there the first 4 years of her life without announcing that she needed to poop or needing a diaper change! For the past year we’ve had a little talk and bathroom visit before we go and it has helped (along with just being 5). Maybe she just feels relaxed around fabric!

    Happy blogiversary! I enjoy reading your blog so much!

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    Laura Tawney says

    Congrats on two years of blogging. I found your blog by googling Marcia Derse Fabrics. Love you blog and would love to see anything you have made with her fabrics:)
    Laura T

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    Sabs says

    Happy 2nd Blogiversary!! Here’s to many more years to come. Love the site so keep on blogging!

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    Valerie says

    Congratulations on 2 years! I’m a relatively new reader of your blog, and I’ve been following the Summer Sampler Series (so far, being inspired, hoping to sew it myself at some point!). I grew up in Chicago, by the way, and am planning a trip up later this month. That quilt shop looked amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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    Kell says

    Congrats on your blogiversary! I love the Summer House line. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Susan I says

    How lucky for you that you had the chance to visit these shows that I can only read about. It must have been a thrilling experience. Thanks for this chance to enter the awesome giveaway.

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    Diana says

    I just stumbled upon your blog….love it. I just moved to loveland and drove by the quilt shop on Wednesday and thought “Oh I need to come back when they’re open”. Thanks for sharing your trip with us

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    Hil says

    You have a wonderful blog. I’ve been ready for a few months now. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Marcia W. says

    Congrats on your two year anniversary. As the late Art Linkletter commented, Kids say the funniest things.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Jen L says

    Congrats on your Blogiversary! Looks like you had a wonderful trip. I too, live in the Chicago suburbs. Aurora, to be exact! :)

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    Liane R says

    Happy Blogiversary! I saw that Summer House charm pack last ween and didn’t buy it. I’m still kicking myself. LOVE those quilt shops!

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    Alyssa says

    Oh my gosh, when you said the “I HAVE TO POOP” thing, I cracked up! Kids say the funniest things!

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    Elise says

    Faith, Congratulations on blogiversary! Your blog has given me excitement to quilt and create new quilts and try new ideas.

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    VickiT says

    I wanted to add my congratulations for that big 2 yr anniversary even though I may be too late for the giveaway. I had to laugh at the loudly announcing child about poop. HA I’ve been there before so I know that’s so embarrassing but, I think most moms can say they’ve been there before too. LOL

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    Erica says

    Happy Blogiversary!

    That fabric shop looks like kryptonite! Lol, I would want to buy everything!
    Here’s to another great 2 years +!

    -Erica :]