Modern Quilts, Home Decor, and Handcrafted Clothing

Craftsy Block of the Month ~ Blog Tour

I’m happy today to be the third stop on the Craftsy Block of the Month (BOM) Blog Tour!

I had the chance to interview host Amy Gibson about what exactly Craftsy and the Block of the Month are, and I hope you will enjoy learning a bit more! {Be sure to keep on reading through to the bottom for a great giveaway from Fat Quarter Shop!}

This is Amy. We met at the Sewing Summit last year and yep, she is just as cute in person as she is in her photo!

Tell me a bit about yourself. How long have you been sewing/quilting? Why did you get started?
Amy: I’ve sewn since age 8 or 9, when I joined a 4-H club called “Stitchin & Kitchen” (hehe- I still giggle at the name). I started off with garments primarily, and some bags and pillows, then somewhere around 13 I decided to join a local charity quilting group of ladies who got together twice a week to make quilts for the Sheriffs’ deputies to keep in the trunks of their cars and give to victims of abuse or crisis. What a life changing experience- I had no idea at the time how hard I’d fall for quilting. Couple of decades later and now I’ve got an amazing husband, two squeezable daughters, and I’m having more fun with quilting than I ever thought possible. The more I learn, the more fun it is to let go of the “rules” and just play…to me, quilting is like coloring for grown-ups. I started my blog, Stitchery Dickory Dock, about a year ago, right after I left my job as a fashion model booking agent (was promoted to Director of Laundry, Carpooling, and Menu-Planning!)- it’s the perfect outlet to journal and share my creativity, as well as interact with the online modern sewing community that I’m so inspired by.

What is Craftsy?
Amy: Craftsy is a very fast growing website centered around online video courses, teaching everything from quilting to knitting to sugar art. There are currently over half a million registered users taking part in the inspiring and interactive community that it’s so quickly become- you can post photos and details of your finished projects, buy and sell patterns, and even purchase discounted designer fabric & yarn. The high quality video classes enable students to pause, rewind, skip to different chapters, take personal notes, ask questions, download patterns and supply lists, and of course come back and review the class at any time, from any computer.

How did you get involved with Craftsy?
Amy: I actually caught wind of Craftsy last year when they first launched, and I saw that one of my favorite quilting instructors, Jenny Doan, was teaching a course for them called “Quilting Quickly” all about getting creative with precuts (I think Jenny’s such a sweetheart, and always enjoyed her tutorials at Missouri Star Quilt Co.). Then at the Sewing Summit in Salt Lake City this past fall, I had the fabulous opportunity to meet some of the sweet folks behind Craftsy in person! I was so delighted to discover that they’re my neighbors- based right here in Denver! I started off by submitting some patchwork project designs (like the iTote workshop), and somehow stumbled into the unbelievable opportunity of hosting their first Block of the Month series. What a thrill! I feel so blessed to be a part of it.

What is Craftsy’s Block of the Month?
Amy: The Craftsy Block of the Month is a year long video series, revealing 2 new blocks each month. We’ll make 20 blocks total by October, and then the last 2 months will be devoted to helping students through the finishing steps of layout, basting, quilting, and binding. No more quilt tops folded neatly in the sewing closet…I am encouraging students who are overwhelmed with the finishing steps, to conquer their roadblocks and get those quilts finished and ready to snuggle by Christmas!

What kind of blocks will we make?
Amy: We’ll be making a very wide variety of classic historic blocks that have been “freshened up” a bit to fit with a more modern aesthetic. From stars and dresdens, to improv, curved and paper pieced, the blocks are a very ecclectic mix, that I leave themselves open to much personal interpretation.

What is the skill level required for the blocks?
Amy: Though I will be offering tips and help with trouble-shooting along the way, it’s helpful to start with basic quilting knowledge- accurate cutting and 1/4″ seams, etc. There is no required experience beyond that, as I’ll be demonstrating all of the needed skills for each block- so quilters of all skill levels are encouraged to join in!

Where do you find your inspiration when sewing/quilting?
Amy: I’m very inspired by bright, fresh color combinations and interesting geometry, so I end up being inspired by the most random things sometimes…the bright stripes on a baby jumper, or a vintage tile floor in a hotel bathroom. It’s embarrassing sometimes, taking out my camera and snapping pics in odd places. The other day I snapped a pic of a woman wearing a stunning rainbow head scarf, standing in line in front of me at the post office. Don’t want to forget that inspiring piece!

Can you share your favorite quilt or project you’ve made?
Amy: The jury’s still out on my absolute favorite, but I just love how this modern cross quilt turned out, from last year’s “Across The Sea” quilt along with my friend Jennifer of Ellison Lane and Sarah of Fairy Face Designs. Makes me smile every time I see it.

Thanks Amy! It was great “chatting” with you!

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And now for the giveaway. Fat Quarter Shop is helping with the Blog Tour celebration by giving a $25 gift certificate to one lucky reader. Just leave a comment and you will be entered to win! I will pick a winner Thursday evening, March 1.

Be sure to visit the rest of the stops on the Blog Tour to learn more about Amy, Craftsy and the Block of the Month. And it doesn’t hurt that there are some great prizes along the way. :)


Feb 24 – Miss Print
Feb 25 – Hoosier Toni
Feb 27 – Fresh Lemons – ME!
Feb 28 – Qubee Quilts
Feb 29 – Amy’s Creative Side
Mar 2 – mon petit lyons
Mar 3 – Mel’s Own Place
Mar 5 – Breakfast for Dinner
Mar 7 – Sew Paint Create
Mar 9 – SoChick
Mar 10 – Spin the Bobbin
Mar 12 – Diary of A Quilter
Mar 14 – Ellison Lane
Mar 16 – Old Red Barn Co

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Winner time! Random.org has picked #244!

Sharon says: I’m really enjoying the Craftsy BOM with Amy! She is an excellent teacher and I’m learning so much already!

Congratulations Sharon! I will email you shortly!
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282 Responses to “Craftsy Block of the Month ~ Blog Tour”

  1. 1

    This was a really interesting post. I’ve never heard of Craftsy. Amy seems like such a lovely person too!

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    Peggy Davis says:

    I enjoyed the interview with Amy. I also appreciate finding a new place to shop. Thank you for participating.

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    Melissa says:

    I just finished some “obligated” sewing so now I can’t wait to get back to my February blocks! Thanks for the interview with Amy, she’s so great!

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    Lindsey F. says:

    Thanks for introducing us to Amy and the Craftsy Block of the Month.

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    Mary says:

    love the idea of craftsy – have to see things being done for me to be able to understand sometimes. Thanks for the great post!

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    Sharon says:

    Thankyou a very interesting interview

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    Faye says:

    I always enjoy reading about peoples’ paths to quilting. I wonder what the women in the quilting group thought when Amy joined them at age 13! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Kandy Fellenbaum says:

    I am so inspired by your creativity.

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    Lesley says:

    Fairh, you have given us a wonderful interview! And thanks so much for a chance to win.

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    Susanne says:

    Love craftsy! :)
    Susanne

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    Em says:

    I’ve heard of craftsy, but now I’m actually interested in checking it out. Thanks for the great interview.

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    Nicole says:

    I love the Craftsy block of the month- can’t wait for March’s blocks.

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    jackie says:

    I enjoyed the interview, and the fabric looks fun.

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    Gunilla says:

    Hi!! I am already enjoying Amy on her blog and will check out Craftsy as well! The online community is so generous and great to take psrt in!

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    Mary says:

    I’m intrigued to try some online classes, thanks for sharing this.

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    Sue Preece says:

    I’m loving the Crafty BOM. I love that we don’t know exactly what’s coming and I get to try some techniques I haven’t tried before. Bring on the March blocks!

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    Patti says:

    What a fantastic idea and the interview with Amy was great. Thanks.

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    Becky m says:

    Thanks for the intro to Amy and craftsy!

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    Tara says:

    I love some of those blocks!

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    Megan says:

    I’m going to have to check out Craftsy, thanks for the info!

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    Vickie says:

    I actually signed up for this class since it was free. I hope to go through it with Amy this summer after school is out. Thanks for the interview, Faith.

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    Karen A says:

    I’ve been having fun with this course at Craftsy and this blog hop is letting others know about it.

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    MarciaW says:

    Thank you for the introduction to Craftsy. Amy’s sample blocks are wonderfully geometric and like the blues. Thanks to FQS for sponsoring this prize. Plus, I like your fresh lemons blog!

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    Hannah says:

    What an interesting interview. It was really great to learn more about Craftsy. Thanks for the giveaway, too!

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    Tanya says:

    What great inspiration! I’m going to join the block of the month!

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    Becky Greene says:

    Amy seems like such a natural for this class – thanks for the great interview and the giveaway, too!

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    Great post. I have checked out that site pretty cool. I would love to win your give away.

    cathy

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    Judi T says:

    I enjoyed the interview with Amy, and the quilt block pattern. I’ll be checking back! Thanks!

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    Christine L says:

    Thanks for Shariing! I love the Craftsy BOM.. I look forward to all the upcoming posts. Thanks for having a giveaway too!

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    Carol says:

    I love the interview with Amy and your blog. Your traveling quilts sounds very interesting.

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    Sarah L. says:

    Thanks for the interview and giveaway. I always love finding new tutorials.

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    Kelsey says:

    I’m going to have to check out the block of the month!

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    Kris says:

    Thanks for the chance! I am enjoying the BOM at Craftsy:).

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    Debora Exum says:

    Great interview. I have signed up but haven’t started on my blocks yet. That’s my favorite part about doing this project. I can go at my own pace. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Megan L says:

    Lovely! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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    Patti says:

    I enjoyed reading the interview and will check out the block of the month at Craftsy. Thanks for a chance.

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    Cathy A says:

    Loving the BOM at Craftsy! Looking forward to the next block being posted. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Amanda Carlton says:

    Loved see all of the questions and answers. Amy’s background shows how much she truly loves to quilt. Looking forward to the rest of the class!

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    Victoria says:

    I love Craftsy and have purchased several of the classes but my favorite has been Amy’s Block of the Month. In just a short period of time I learn new tips and techniques that I can use right away. Love that the troubleshooting and avoiding info is right there as you go along. Amy is a great teacher! All this and the class is free! I can’t wait for March!

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    Judy says:

    Very interesting posting I am enjoying doing the block of the month plus I have signed up for a quilting class on Craftsy

    Thanks Happy Quilting

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    Whitner says:

    Great interview – and great links! I am new to quilting and can’t wait to check out Craftsy and get some good ideas. Those sample blocks (especially the tiny-block zig-zag) already have me thinking. Thanks so much!

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    Susan says:

    Great interview – I am signed up for that class and really need to get started before I get even more behind!

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    Tabatha Smith says:

    Lovely blocks you’ve made. Thanks for letting us get to know you via the interview. keep up the great work!

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    Teresa says:

    I’m new to quilting but not new to sewing and I just love all these wonderful blogs! I’ve already sign up for a few of the Craftsy classes as well as the “Block of the Month” Amy is a great teacher and I’m enjoying every minute! I also love my “Fat Quarter Shop” and have dropped a few “dimes” there! So I would be a happy camper if I could win some fabric, so would my DH!
    Thanks for the chance….
    Teresa

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    Emily says:

    Sounds interesting. Thanks for the give away!

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    SewLindaAnn says:

    That was a nice interview. I’m going to check Craftsy out further.

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    Brenda F says:

    I’ve heard of Craftsy on a podcast but didn’t know much about it. Thanks for sharing the interview!

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    Debbie says:

    I joined Craftsy recently but really haven’t looked around yet – really need to do that!

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    Marcia says:

    Interesting interview! I too started my sewing career as a 4-H member! Great way to dip your toe in the water with not only sewing, but other life skills as well!
    I just signed up for your Block of the Month and am anxious to start the blocks! Let the sewing begin! :)

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    Jill Reynolds says:

    I’ll definitely check Craftsy out. I’m so thankful for the helpful blogs that I’ve come across and learned from – I’m now attempting free motion quilting and doing paper piecing, two things that I never dreamed I’d be doing.

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    Diane says:

    Love the website & can’t wait to go pick out fabric for the BOM! Thanks for the chance …

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    I’m really enjoying the Craftsy BOM.. it’s been a great project for my mummy sewing friends this year – one of my besties decided she wanted to learn how to quilt just before we found out about this… totally perfect!

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    PC says:

    What a great way to “meet” some new and innovative websites!

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    Cassie says:

    I just registered with craftsy the other day and I’m glad to know more about it :)

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    Andrea says:

    I love your blog and seeing all yrou great projects and patterns. And am participating in the Craftsy BOM too – fun!

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    Ashleigh says:

    I really like that tic tac toe wonky block. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    MoeWest says:

    Thanks for an interesting interview and the giveaway.

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    Jenelle says:

    So far I have really enjoyed this BOM. It’s fun to learn a bit more about Amy through these interviews too. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Oh this is great! I love getting to know more about the people I am learning new things from! I’m hoping to get caught up on the BOM’s this week. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway!

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    jeanne e. says:

    i discover the Craftsy BOM through a friend and have just started working on them. :) thanks for the letting us meet Amy (and possibly win a prize). :)

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    Ellen says:

    What a great interview, thanks for the chance to win!

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    Rosalyn says:

    I have been so thrilled with the Craftsy site. I have signed up for classes and am also going to do a one day workshop with Carol Ann Waught in Glenwood Springs in April. I feel that this site has opened up a world of possibilities for me..thank you for the wonderful interview…and I would love to win…how does it get any better than this.

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    DianeY says:

    What a fun series this is!

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    Cathy K. says:

    I am part of the Craftsy BOM and love it! Thanks for the interview…just love Amy!

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    Anita says:

    I’m going to have to check out this site. It sounds really fun.

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    Kathy H. says:

    I took quilt class on Craftsy. Amy, do you ever use thrift store fabrics, clothes (for cutting and using fabric), garage sales found fabric? I love using found fabrics like that.

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    Joy says:

    I am having fun with the block of the month with my Mom. We are booth doing it and is a great time for both of us.

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    Rhonda says:

    Thanks for chance to win; love FQS!

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    Heather says:

    Thanks for the giveaway and for the interview. I loved getting to know Amy a bit better!

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    elsa says:

    I’m taking the online class with Amy, it’s been such fun, but torture waiting for the next month’s lesson.
    Thanks for the interview with Amy and the giveaway!

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    Margaret says:

    Craftsy sounds like a great resource. Looking forward to checking out Amy’s BOM videos.

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    Merie says:

    My daughter, who is almost 6, loves watching the BOM videos with me, and then seeing how the blocks look when I make them. We both like Amy’s friendly style!

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    Tracy Hudson says:

    I’m loving the Craftsy BOM with Amy and getting to know her better through this blog tour! Thanks for chance at the giveaway!

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    Linda Erickson says:

    Amy is a cutie, and her blocks are very nice!
    thanks!

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    Elisabeth says:

    I love Amy. I’m one of the people who has signed up for BOM but I haven’t actually made any blocks yet as I’ve been busy finishing projects first.

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    Yvonne says:

    I have watched 2 of Amy’s tutorials and loved her style! It was so easy to understand. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

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    Carmen Wyant says:

    I’m collecting all of the blocks, but am so wrapped up in the Just Takes 2 challenge & my curves class with Rachel of Stitched in Color that I’m saving them for later-but I’m anxious to get started.

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    Sharmond says:

    Enjoyed your interiew with Amy! This is my very first BOM and I am enjoying it so much. Amy is doing wonderfully at showing each block.

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    Claire Jain says:

    I love Craftsy and I’m following along with the BOM :-)

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    I joined this Craftsy block of the month project, but I haven’t started any blocks yet. Eek!
    Great post, thanks!

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    Sandra says:

    Thank you for the interesting interview with Amy.

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    Tabitha says:

    I can’t wait to check out everyone on the tour! Thanks for hosting :)

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    MKK says:

    So glad I am doing the BOM and tour so I could find your blog. I will be back!

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    Meredith says:

    Thanks for the interview!

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    Kathy says:

    Love the block of the month series where I can choose to make the ones I like. Thank you for the give-away.

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    Silverlining says:

    Thank you for interviewing Amy, and thanks to FQS for offering this prize. Craftsy has really opened my eyes to new possibilities. I am new to all of this but research quilting and try to learn more every day. By the way, Fresh Lemons — you are very talented. I would love to win. I need all the help I can get.

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    Lindsay says:

    Some of my friends are doing this quilt along–very cute blocks so far!

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    Josée says:

    Nice to meet you Amy!

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    C. Rodriguez says:

    thanks for craftsy

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    Kelsey says:

    Fantastic blocks displayed in those photographs! Sounds interesting.

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    Heather Rae says:

    Awesome giveaway!

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    Holly says:

    Great looking blocks-will be fun to learn how to do them!

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    Audie says:

    I’ve been following this BOM and it has been excellent so far and I can’t wait to see the other blocks!

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    Gill says:

    A great interview!
    Thank you!

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    April Hurley says:

    I am doing the block of the month on Craftsy with my sewing group!!

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    When I met Amy at Sewing Summit I did not realize she was so “CRAFTSY”!

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    Janet Deschamps says:

    I’m also doing the Craftsy BOM – just bumped into it. Loved the interview!

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    Laureen says:

    Thanks for the introduction to Craftsy!

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    Lisa Cox says:

    I joined the Craftsy BOM last week. I never realized how easy some of those complicated looking blocks were to make. I am learning tons!

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    Kristi says:

    I have been quilting along with Amy on the Craftsy Block of the Month. It has been fun seeing what she has come up with each month. Looking forward to March to see what she has for us.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Hallie says:

    This looks really fun. Thank you for sharing another fab quilt-a-long. It’s so fun to see a quilt develop over the months and see what everyone’s looks like.

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    Elizabeth R says:

    I’m doing the Block of the Month project with 2 friends who are new to sewing and quilting. So far it’s been great fun!

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    Judy says:

    I actually accidently found the craftsy website and immediately signed up for the Block of the Month. I ‘m having a riot considering I’ve never made a quilt or quilt block from scratch. I’m having so much fun and learning this exciting craft. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    Libby says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Maria says:

    Great interview!! And thanks for the giveaway chance.

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    Caroline says:

    I am really enjoying the block of the month club at Craftsy – and have done a number of their brilliant classes. Well worth a look if you aren’t familiar with the site. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Ali hughes says:

    Wow, how fun! I’m excited to look up craftsy, and to add amy to my blog list! Thanks!

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    Katie says:

    Wish I had time for another Block of the Month – that looks so fun! Awesome giveaway!

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    Robin says:

    I love the fresh new look of a classic star pattern with contemporary fabrics but with a vintage flair!
    I just signed up for my first class on Craftsy. I can’t wait to start.

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    VickiT says:

    Great interview with Amy. Thank you. I’ve been following along with her BOM so far but haven’t had a chance to get started on any of the blocks yet. I really need to get started because I’m the type if I feel like I’m too far behind I won’t start at all.

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    Iris says:

    I have been really enjoying the first to months and are a bit miffed about the leap year this year, because I now have to wait one extra day;)

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    3LittleBrds says:

    Count me in! Love Craftsy!

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    Debbie says:

    I love the idea of giving the old classics an updated twist. Thanks

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    Deb says:

    i recently found out about Craftsy and now I have it on my reader. Great site! I’d love to be entered for the giveaway!

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    Lisa S says:

    Great interview!

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    iremguclu says:

    Thanks for the information about Craftsy, and the lovely colors and fabrics, they lighten up the day!

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    Rosemary says:

    As a retired teacher, I am delighted that so much is available on the Web for anyone wanting to learn to sew. In my area, they long ago discontinued Home Ec classes, so I ended up teaching elementary school so I am now getting back into sewing and quilting. My problem is I have a considerable amount of “vintage” fabric and would be delighted to have some “up-to-date” fabrics to work with.

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    Glory says:

    Thanks for the interview. It is nice to be reminded that practice makes perfect, or as my Mum puts it ” Nobody fall from haven a Master at everything”. So I keep practicing and learning from Masters ;-) Thanks for sharing
    Glory

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    Janet K says:

    Great interview – I’ve been doing the Craftsy BOM and having fun so far!

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    Dawn P says:

    I’ve been following Craftsy for a while, been checking out the classes, but haven’t actually taken one yet. Hopefully soon. Thanks for the info!

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    Jennie P. says:

    I’m loving her class. As a new quilter it really helps to see things in real time.

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    Great interview! I was curious about Craftsy and how Amy got involved with them! XxOo~M

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    Angie C says:

    Looks like a fun BOM. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Gayle Matloff says:

    Oh thank you so much Amy for finding another place for me too shop online. This is so much fun. Looking forward to your next stop.

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    Amy says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Terrie says:

    Great interview! I signed up for the BOM, but I haven’t started yet. This blog hop is making me more and more excited to find some fabric and get started :)

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    Andrea says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I’m loving those blocks.

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    Heidi says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Tracy says:

    Thank you for taking part in the BOM tour. It is so fun.

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    Jess says:

    I love the learning about other quilters. Thanks for the interview.

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    Christiane says:

    Thank you for telling us about Craftsy. Great giveaway!

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    Jenn says:

    Thanks for hosting! Amy’s intro into quilting is unique. I’ve never heard of that kind of quilt give-away, but it’s a great idea.

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    Marilyn Moore says:

    I love quilting blogs – they are fun escape to happy places! Now I’ve discovered how much fun BOM
    on Craftsy is also, yippee!

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    Jackie Warren says:

    Very interesting interview. I am already taking a class on quilting. Love Craftsy.

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    Lori says:

    Thank you for letting me know about this BOM. Sounds like an eclectic quilt will be the end result which is right up my alley. I’ll be scooting over to check out Craftsy now. Thank you.

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    charlotte says:

    Thanks for this interview. I love Amy’s blog and enjoyed getting to know her better.

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    Valerie says:

    I know! I enjoyed meeting Amy at summit too. What a great series this is!

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    Kristen says:

    What a nice interview and yay for Amy doing the BOM. Such information to have at my wobbly beginner quilt fingertips.

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    Christy says:

    I’ve signed up for Amy’s BOM and am so excited about doing my first quilt! She is so easy to watch and listen to. Clear directions and several options to end up with one result. I love it.

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    Shae Garza says:

    I have never heard of Craftsy. I am very interested in the BOM . I am going to check it out now.

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    Katrina says:

    I’m following along with those classes already and lovelovelove them!! Amy is great! Thanks so much for the interview! I highly recommend her classes!!

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    Alice says:

    Great blog. I will be a subscriber now. I (heart) quilting…..(heart) it soooo much.

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    Lindsay says:

    Thanks for sharing this interesting interview.

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    Nicole says:

    I am so loving the use of all the white in your modern style quilts. It gives a beautiful fresh look. I just love yesterday’s Lone Starburst block, I will have to make it myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    elizabeth says:

    I am one of the thousands of people doing the BOM class and I love it. Craftsy is awesome and Amy is a fun and helpful instructor.

    Thanks for the chance!

    lwghosts at yahoo dot com

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    Allison C says:

    I’m thinking about taking their hexagon coin purse course. Its cheap and I have been wanting to make a coin purse with a metal purse frame.

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    Chrystal says:

    Amy is such a great member of the quilting community, I love her series on Craftsy!

    Thanks for the giveaway –
    Chrystal

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    Donna says:

    I’m loving this blog tour!

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    Josie Passell says:

    Thank you for your part in this tour. I am waiting, not very patiently, for 1st March.

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    Emily L says:

    Thanks for introducing us to yet another great quilter and blog to follow. I love learning about all of the wonderful quilter’s out there and finding great resources like Craftsy!

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    Kathy says:

    Love the interview. I have really been enjoying the BOM.

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    JessiBerry says:

    I have really enjoyed the BOM so far. My mom and I get together everyother Sunday to work on our blocks. It’s been great to have the opportunity to work and have fun with her, and she gets to spend time with her grandson!

    I am so excited to be introduced to these great websites! I am enjoying your blog and have this ‘tour’ to thank for it! Thank you so much! :)

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    Barbara says:

    Thanks for the chance to win :)

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    Loretta says:

    So glad I found this site. I am heading over to join the Craftsy group! Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Karen says:

    I’ve been very intrigued with Craftsy and have signed up for the BOM with Amy. I always like learning of great quilting and crafting sites.

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    Lizzie says:

    Wow, I think it’s really cool to see these blocks and hear about Craftsty. I’m definitely going to look it up! Thanks!

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    Misty says:

    Thanks Amy, I am loving your BOM!!

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    Fenna says:

    I’d love to win!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Carrie says:

    So glad to have found your blog, Faith. Enjoyed the interview with Amy and know that I will enjoy bopping around your site. Thanks for being part of the Craftsy BOM blog tour. Would love to win, but appreciate the tour helping so many of us find bloggers that we would never have known about otherwise.

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    Elizabeth McDonald says:

    I just love this BOM! The idea of being able to watch how the blocks are made is wonderful!

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    Michelle says:

    I loved this interview, Craftsy is super and Amy is a great teacher! I am loving thier BOM. Love all the new blogs we are being introduced too also. Thanks!

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    Cheryl says:

    I also learned to sew at 4-H. “beginning girls” it was called. yikes.

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    Ella says:

    Amy is great! Thanks for a chance to win in the giveaway!

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    Beth T. says:

    Great interview. I’m getting excited to start on my own Across the Sea quilt.

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    Tamie says:

    Thanks for the introduction to Craftsy and Amy.

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    Amy says:

    I love the two blocks that Amy showcased!

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    Rachel Washburn says:

    This is exciting! I can’t wait to start exploring Craftsy and broaden my horizons in the quilting world!

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    kelleigh says:

    I keep spending fat dollars on fabric and would love a chance to win some free fat quarters! Thanks!

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    jmniffer says:

    I didn’t know about Craftsy; I will have to check it out. It sounds like fun.
    Thanks for the chance at your away.

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    Caryn says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I am participating in the Craftsy BOM class. :-)

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    Andrea C L says:

    thanks for the chance! the block is beautiful

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    Kate says:

    Such a great interview. Thanks for putting it together and thanks for a chance to win something!

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    LindaB says:

    Lovely interview….I have signed up for Craftsy BOM it is so easy to follow..looking forward to having a lovely finished quilt..LindaB

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    M. T. says:

    Nice to read this among the hecticness of today. And a new site to explore!

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    Jenny says:

    The FQS is great! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Karen O says:

    Such nice quilt blocks. Thank you for sharing and being part of the blog hop.

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    NancyL says:

    So many quilt blocks to sew, BOM to join, but so little time. I’ll just have to be a view-only participant I guess. Fun to learn about the Craftsy BOM and see the blocks so far. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Kimberly says:

    I’m participating in the Craftsy BOM. I’m waiting for the beginning of the month for the next blocks. :)

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    Lee Ann L. says:

    I discovered Craftsy not too long ago! It’s really nice and I love the deals! :-)

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    Anne Marie says:

    Thanks for the great article on Amy. I’m really enjoying the BOM and love having this opportunity to explore new quilting sites.

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    Lisa68 says:

    I love this. Not only am I in love with quilting, I am also in love with spending time on my computer watching quilting tutorials with Jenny Doan and others on you tube. I have also taken several of the classes from Craftys site including Amy’s block of the month. I am currently saving these sites to come back and read. Even if i don’t win, I still feel as though I have won something just by finding these sites. Thanks.

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    natski says:

    yay I’m doing the BOM on craftsy and Amy is just so gorgeous, thanks for the giveaway ;)

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    Beck Seay says:

    I just found your site and it’s like true feast for the eyes. I’m found so many new sources it’s unbelievable. Now I need to explore Craftsy and and the sewing summit. Your site is like a smorgasbord of quilting treats.

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    I keep hearing great things about craftsy, even from some of the more senior members of my guild. They must be doing something right!

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    Leila says:

    I’m doing the Craftsy BOM. Thanks for letting me stop by.

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    Linda says:

    Thanks for the chance to win the wonderful giveaway!

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    Linda V says:

    Thanks so much for the giveaway chance!!

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    Ellen M. says:

    I’ve signed up for the BOM – now I just have to get started! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Pam Peterson says:

    This is the first I’ve visited Craftsy.com and I’m already loving it! This BOM sounds exciting. I’m a traditional gal, but like the appearance of more modern quilts – this just might be what I need to give it a try! Thanks for your newsy post.

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    Jeanie says:

    My dds and I are enjoying Amy’s BOM class at Craftsy. Thanks!

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    Christine E. says:

    Now I have a new spot to check out on the web — Craftsy. It should be fun!

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    elle says:

    I’m very excited to explore all things quilty and crafty and can’t wait to check it out! Thank you!

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    Alice Hale says:

    I’m looking forward to doing the BOM tutorial on craftsy, now that I’ve finished a bunch of quilts in progress!

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    Ceil says:

    I’ve been working on my Crafsy Block of the Month blocks and am eagerly awaiting the March blocks! It’s a lot of fun and a great way to be part of this group. I’m making my blocks out of some bright fabrics that have been sitting in my stash. I just love the fact that we’re learning different approaches to making these blocks. Amy is a fantastic teacher!

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    Lauren JH says:

    Enjoyed the interview! The members in my quilt guild in Mississippi are actually making these blocks each month!

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    Laura says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway! But, what I really want is to know where Amy got that great shirt she’s wearing in that first picture – the gray one. Love it! :-)

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    Brigitte says:

    The craftsy BOM is so great. Is my first BOM. I wait for march….

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    Pat V. says:

    Very informative post — great interview (I am a trained professional, and I KNOW!)

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    Teje says:

    Thank you for a lovely interview and great give away! I’ll go to see your links!

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    Rineke Nanlohij-Sturm says:

    Like the interview, I have another blog to follow now. Thank you for the chance to win this give-away.

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    Kristy says:

    Fun! I’m headed over to check it out!

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    flora says:

    Thank you for the wonderful interview with Amy, her journey into quilting was so interesting that i wanted more. It was like a good book you can’t put down. I will be checking out craftsy tomorrow and i have to say, i also have enjoyed reading thru your lovely blog as well.

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    Jane says:

    I signed up for this, but have been so bogged down with other things I haven’t even started! Enjoyed the interview.

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    monika says:

    hi and thanks for the info :-) had a quick look through the rest of your recent posts, and now you are in Google reader!! love the Craftsy BoM

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    vickey says:

    i think im going to check it out! Sounds like fun :)

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    Loving Craftsy and the Block of the Month! Thanks Amy,Thanks Craftsy, Thanks Fresh Lemons and Thanks Fat Quarter Shop!!!

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    Paula says:

    Loved the interview and thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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    Jennifer Monroy says:

    I just checked out Craftsy and saw that the Block of the Month class is being offered for free! I will be joining the class. Thanks for letting us know about it, and for a chance to win!

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    Laura says:

    What a lovely idea, I will deffo be checking crafty out! I’m not sure if UK residents are open to this giveaway but heres hoping! <3 fat quarterly!

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    Lou says:

    craftsy is a great site, i relly like it and am so glad you had amy on, i’ve signed up for her quilt along. thanks for the give away too, enjoy your day!

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    Vicki says:

    I’ve already done the first two months of this block of the month, and have really enjoyed Amy’s patient instruction. I’m glad I’ll always have it to refer back to too!

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    Krista says:

    So glad i found your site. I am making a baby quilt from your free pattern and it is inspiring me to get quilting again. Now, i must go check out “crafsty”. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Jennifer says:

    I love the craftsy website! I have signed up for Amy’s BOM program, and I’m excited to participate (When I get a chance to sit down and sew again, lol).

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    Margaret says:

    L absolutely adore the Craftsy BoM series. I am what I consider an experienced beginner quilter. This is right up my alley in terms of skill level. I have been able to follow along and make my blocks with no problems. Amy’s instructions are very clear and simple to understand. Thanks Amy for great tutorials.

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    I love the idea of taking classes online, since I don’t get out that much, great way to learn. I was looking at the slash blocks, looks like a fun block for kid’s quilts.

    Debbie

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    Roberta says:

    Craftsy rocks! And so does your blog!

    Thanks!

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    Kathrynn says:

    Great giveaway and interview

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    Thanks for the interview and giveaway.

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    Elizabeth R says:

    I’m doing Amy’s BOM project with two friends who are new to sewing and quilting. So far we’re having a great time!

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    Jane S. says:

    I think Craftsy is a great idea — right now I’m signed up for Amy Gibson’s quilting BOM. The fact that I can watch the classes at my convenience is so helpful.

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    Paula says:

    I’m planning on doing this Craftsy BOM/quilt-along – I love the first two blocks! Just need to get started … Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Pam H. says:

    I too am sewing along with Amy for the BOM. I just love her. It is helpful to be able to do the class on line and have it available when it is convenient for me. I also love your work, so inspiring. Your fabric choices are great along with your style.

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    Nancy D. says:

    I love the blocks that have been shown so far. I need to find some time to work on them!

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    JenB says:

    This BOM has been such fun!! I had been sitting on a set of Hope Valley fat quarters because I just wasn’t sure what project I wanted to use them in. As soon as I saw Amy’s BOM, I knew this was the project for them :) The hardest part has been waiting until the next month’s project release!!

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    Freida Bolin says:

    This is my first BOM with Amy she does such a good job with Craftsty.

    Freida Bolin
    Sherwood, AR

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    Michele T says:

    So far I am enjoying the tour… I might even make some of thos blocks too! Thanks!

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    Veronica says:

    This tour is such a great idea. I also love the Craftsy blocks each month. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Kristy says:

    Really enjoying the Craftsy BoM – such a great idea. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Diana says:

    I am so in love with fabrics! Thanks for the great interview.

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    Penny R says:

    Love Amy’s enthusiasm on the videos!

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    L. says:

    Whoo hoo – hook me up!!

    p.s. You have a really cute blog!

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    robin says:

    Thanks for the giveaway chance. :)

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    Mary says:

    Love Craftsy!

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    Lisa E says:

    I really enjoyed reading the interview. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Carla says:

    Thanks for the interview and the encouragement to think outside the box and experiment with what we quilt..

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    Emily says:

    Pretty fabulous! I need to remember to log in to craftsy for the BOM soon!

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    Maureen Ronolo says:

    Hi! I’m having so much fun with the Craftsy BOM class! I’m thrilled that we are learning new blocks & techniques but MOSTLY that we will FINISH the quilt! :D I am already making one with black background and my fabric stash (some fabrics are 20+ years in my stash) and another using the same fabrics Amy is using. I am also leaning towards a batik quilt, which has me looking at Honeysuckle Bali Batiks (my kids are 1/2 Pacific Islanders) and I’m thinking these will be over the top wonderful gifts this Christmas. Apart from quilting I have two 3-yr old granddaughters that I would love to shower with cute outfits, and for my girls, cute totes or table/pad/kindle covers or aprons, or casserole covers for they are all tech savvy and great in the kitchen. BOM is definitely happy time for me! :D

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    leanne says:

    great post – amy is sooo sweet and I especially loved when her husband posted on her blog – it was way too funny – thanks for the great giveaway :)

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    Janelle says:

    This blog hop is such a great idea. I didn’t realize how many resources were out there for creative inspiration. Amy’s BOM is my first experience with online courses so even though I have quilted for a long time, expanding my knowledge on the internet adds a new dimension to my enjoyment of the craft. Thanks.

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    Thanks for a chance to win with the Craftsy Block of the Month. I really enjoy looking around your site too :) I have not done a BOM yet, but I am currently working on a Stack & Whack quilt :-)

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    Betty says:

    I am new into the Craftsy projects. I have signed up for
    the Craftsy BOM but have not done any as yet.

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    toni-anne says:

    Thanks for encouraging this useful skillbuilder BOM.. I will have a go!

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    Sharon says:

    I’m really enjoying the Craftsy BOM with Amy! She is an excellent teacher and I’m learning so much already!

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    Lisa Marie says:

    I love Amy’s videos! Now if I can just get going on sewing the blocks! Thanks for offering this giveaway.

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    Margaret says:

    I love Craftsy BOM I am having fun doing it I cant wait until the March blocks come out

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    Susan says:

    I love the Craftsy BOM! Thanks for this series!

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    Cheryl says:

    Such a great resource! Can’t wait to see the March block!

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    Donna Joy says:

    I am learning so much from Craftsy BOM, so exciting can’t wait until tomorrow. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Carmen says:

    BOM, what a great idea! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway:)

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    Shannon says:

    I am having a blast doing the Craftsy Block of the month and can’t wait to get started on March’s blocks!

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    begoodbabe says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    kcneiman@gmail.com

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    Florence says:

    Thank you for the chance to win. I like your videos for crafty bom…

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    Andrea says:

    Just checked out Craftsy’s site. Looks like a great resource!

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    cherie Kelley says:

    I am enjoying this tour! I may be here all day :.)

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    Thanks for having this giveaway! I finished the first two craftsy blocks on Monday and can’t wait to find time to do the next two! Too much fun!

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    Tracy says:

    Thanks for being part of the Tour. It is fun to get to know Amy better and to meet others who share the love of sewing.

    Tracy

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    Kate Brown says:

    Great interview! I am already taking a class at craftsy and its fantastic.Thanks for the chance to win.
    ( i also love the idea of your traveling quilt )

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    Linda says:

    LOVE CRAFTSY!
    THANKS FOR SHARING+A CHANCE TO WIN!

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    Joyce Carter says:

    Love your blog! The interview with Amy was very interesting. I enjoyed The part about where she gets her inspiration. As a quilter, we see “quilt designs” in all kinds of different places so I sometimes will have a pencil and paper with me to draw the designs that I find and love.

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    I signed up for the Craftsy BOM course abouy a month ago. I love it! I can’t wait to take more classes!

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    Diane V. says:

    Absolutely love the BOM with Amy Gibson, learning so much. Also really enjoying this blog tour, what a awesome way to learn from even more people.

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    Robin Maguire says:

    I’m loving this blog tour!

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    lori says:

    Love the block of the month class thanks for the chance!

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    Sara says:

    I love this idea! I just created a blog recently and I love when I find new blogs to frequent and get great inspiration. Thanks!

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    Paige says:

    Thanks for introducing me to new inspiration – I love finding new blogs with talented people to follow.

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    Julie p says:

    I love the Block of the Month! :)
    Julie

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    Lauren says:

    Amy is great, and I love Craftsy! Great interview.

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    Anna Avery says:

    Love the interview!

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    Heather says:

    Great post. Great giveaway! What lucky followers we all are!

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    Carla G says:

    Thanks for a chance to win! :) This is a great blog hop!

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    Ann says:

    I’m taking the Craftsy Block of the month class and really enjoying it. Thanks for this post; it’s great to learn more about Amy.

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    Erika says:

    I love the craftys site. The free BOM is so great for beginners like me.

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    Melinda says:

    Amy’s so sweet! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Amy in VA says:

    Thanks for the list of more blogs. And for the chance to win!

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    adri h. says:

    What a great blog, and nice interview! I’m so glad you participated in the blog tour, otherwise, I might have missed your lovely work.

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    Leah says:

    My mom and grandma taught me to sew… didn’t take my first sewing class until I was over 30

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    Awesome — I haven’t checked out too many sewing videos, but it seems like such a smart way to learn!

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    Kara says:

    That was great! Got to check out Hoosier Toni!!

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    CathyH says:

    This BOM looks like so much fun. Still working, like crazy to finish projects this year!! Always excited for fresh ideas.

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    Tara E says:

    would LOVE this!!

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    Becky says:

    Oh my goodness – she makes some beautiful blocks!