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International Quilt Festival + Giveaway


Phew! What a weekend! I spent Friday through Sunday in Cincinnati, Ohio, visiting family and going to the International Quilt Festival. I had a great time! Saturday we arrived to Quilt Fest at opening and started with the quilt displays. As usual, there was a LOT to see. I forgot my camera in Chicago, but my mom took pictures for me.

There were a lot of quilts with text this year…

And my mom really loved all the quilts with circles.

It was really exciting to see the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild’s exhibit. It was in a dark area, so these pictures really don’t do the quilts justice. And I know I don’t have photos of all of them, but really they were all great! They are all based on the Ohio star. The guild members did such a wonderful job, I hope they have an exhibit every year at the show.

After touring the quilts we did a bit of shopping. Almost right away we ran into Brenda from Pink Castle Fabrics and Anna from Woollykat. They were part of a very fun group that came from Ann Arbor.

A few of the booth highlights for me were…

Meeting fellow Chicagoan and talented quilter/author Weeks Ringle:

Learning about rug hooking with wool from Lisa Wood of Woolylady – aren’t these circles AMAZING? They sell kits for a smaller pillow.

Seeing one of the nicest fabric designers out there, Marcia Derse. We stop by her booth and chat every quilt festival. She has lot of great new fabrics coming out and also some old favorites being reprinted. And she might be coming to QuiltCon this year!

I managed not to do TOO much damage this year. Here’s my loot.

I love this music fabric – all I know is it’s an import. I bought it from Fiber Art Furniture’s booth.

The text fabrics (from Moda’s Sweetwater Hometown and Reunion) were from the Olive Grace Studios booth. This is the super cute Kori who owns the shop in northern Ohio. Check out her blog, I’m pretty sure she is living the dream with her store.

After the show my family went out to dinner at the new Moerlein Lager House which is a pretty cool new brewery right on the river by the Reds Stadium. My daughter was really happy to see me. :)

Then later Saturday evening, the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild hosted a meet up. It was a lot of fun, just a lot of kindred spirits hanging out and having a good time. What a fun bunch! I am hoping to be in Cincinnati to crash one of their meetings sometime.

So finally, if you made it THIS far, I have a giveaway! Marcia Derse was super kind enough to donate a charm pack of her Modern Texture Solids. These are the colors – so pretty!

I’m also throwing in some patterns that I’ve been holding for a giveaway ever since the Sewing Summit! As well as some cool fabric I bought at the show. It is called “Scribble” from the Benartex line, Patternista by Paula Nadelstern.

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment. I will pick a winner Thursday (April 19th) evening!


Time to pick a winner! I’m closing comments now and will be back with the winning comment number.

The winner is #23, Emily! Emily said “Looks like so much fun! Those are some beautiful quilts.”

Congratulations Emily! I will be in contact for your address!

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318 Responses to “International Quilt Festival + Giveaway”

  1. 1
    Michelle says:

    I’m with your mom on those amazing circle quilts – the color combinations – beautiful.

    Thanks for the chance to win.


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    Heidi says:

    Looks like you had a blast! Thanks for the chance to win. I love the scribble fabric.

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    Lizzie says:

    Oh My gosh, that looks like so much fun! I love those text quilts! AND the black with circles, and the scribble fabric you are giving away, with the other fabulous loot. Thanks for teh rundown on the show, I hope I get to go some day. Meanwhile, the links and photos are great too :)

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    Anita says:

    How fun! I think I’d enjoy visiting a festival!

    Thanks for the chance to win the bundle of goodies too. =)

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    Jenn says:

    I love Marcia Derse’s fabrics! They are even more beautiful in person. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Mhairi says:

    WOW – I agree with your mum, I love the circles. The bright ones are amazing.
    I would love the patterns, they look really exciting and fun.

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    Thanks for sharing, such a great overview of a fun show!

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    Annie says:

    Hi, Nice give away:) Thanks for the chance to win:)

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    Dell says:

    Looks like a great time. Thanks for sharing.

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    Barbara says:

    what a fun time – wonderful photographs of some cute quilts !

    thanks for the give-away – fabric is always appreciated !

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    Annie K says:

    I have to agree with your mom, those circle quilts are amazing! Looks like a wonderful time, and I admire your restraint, I’d have needed a wheelbarrow to carry out all my goodies, I fear. LOL!

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    Dani says:

    Looks like it was a really fun show! I love that circles quilt too

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    Such pretty colours! Lovely text fabrics, too.

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    Lori M says:

    Gorgeous quilts! I agree with your Mom–love the circle quilts. Thanks for all the pics. Attending quilt festival is on my bucket list for sure.

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    Emily says:

    Looks like fun. I love the back background circle quilt!

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    Laura says:

    Looks like you had a great time! I love Marcia Derse!!! The circle quilt is awesome. I do love the bright colors!

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    jane says:

    Thanks for all the great pics…and the great giveaway!

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    Keri says:

    WOW! One of these days I need to get to a quilt show. it looks SOOO exciting. I LOVE the music fabric!!!! I have been looking for a nice music fabric for FOREVER and never see anything I like. I LOVE what you found! Did they have more???

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    Kelly says:

    i wish i had been into quilting when i lived in dayton – i would’ve loved going to the festival! looks like you had a great time.

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    Megan C. says:

    I love the circle quilts, I think they’re super cool!

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    Kelsey says:

    I was there and the Ohio Star Quilts were my favorite!

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    Kara says:

    I love the overlapping stars in the CMQG display – its on the left in the second row. So creative!

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    Emily says:

    Looks like so much fun! Those are some beautiful quilts.

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    Em says:

    Wow! That looks like so, so much fun! I am only recently a quilter, but I can imagine that visiting a quilt show would be amazing! Especially with an equally interested friend or two.

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    Judy says:

    What great fabrics and quilts!! How nice that you had your mother with you to share the excitement. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

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    Teresa says:

    Wow!! What great quilts! I love the circles. And I love quilt shows.

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    Its looks like you hit up a great show! Love the fabric you got!

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    cynthia says:

    Thanks so much for the show report. I like your purchases!

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    dawn says:

    I really miss the Festival being in Chicago and have yet to make it to Cincinnati but looks like you had a great time and had some great finds! Thanks!

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    Beth says:

    Apparently your Mom and I are not the only ones who like the circles. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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    Karen says:

    You were busy! Thanks for the report and giveaway

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    Victoria says:

    What a treat to see my quilt on your blog! Thanks to your Mom for taking a picture. I LOVE the circle quilt. Cannot remember seeing it even after many days at the show…there is always so much to see!

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    Adele says:

    What a great weekend – Quilts and Family! Thanks for sharing.

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    KerryQ says:

    What a great way to spend the day!

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    Deb says:

    Wow! Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for giving us all a peek!

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    Darcie v says:

    Everything is beautiful!

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    carolyn burke says:

    Love all those quilt pics but the Ohio Star is my fav!

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    jeanne e. says:

    looks/sounds like you had a wonderful time! i really liked the ohio star quilts…so neat to see how people interpret the same shape/theme in their own special and unique ways.

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    Flaun says:

    Did your daughter think she’d lost you to the wiles of the quilting world forever?

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    Becky Greene says:

    What a great prize pack!! Thanks for the chance to win. Thanks for sharing your photos and experiences with us – next best thing to being there :-)

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    Faye says:

    Fun to see some of what you saw at the festival – it looks like it was a lot of fun! Thanks for the chance to win a giveaway!

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    Sarah says:

    Looks like such a fun time! I drove by the Duke Energy Center but we ended up at Jungle Jim’s for the day ;) I’m sorry I missed all the fun though! Hope Moerlein was fun!

    I loooove that black fabric with the white lines, just too cute. And I’m jealous of your music print :)

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    jmniffer says:

    You showed great restraint in your purchases. Love the music fabric and the circle quilts! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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    Sara says:

    i really like that circle flower quilt. thanks for the giveaway!

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    Carol F. says:

    Looks like a delightfully wonderful weekend! The pictures are great, thanks for sharing!!!

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    Elizabeth R says:

    Sounds like a great time. I love that the CMQG display was all based on the Ohio star — how clever!

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    Donna says:

    Looks like fun! And you mom has great taste–that circle quilt is fantastic!

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    Ellen H says:

    What a fun trip! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Sheri Penner says:

    I agree with your mom! That first circle quilt is AMAZING!! Sounds like you had a great time, makes me want to plan for the next one!

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    Marie says:

    Thanks for sharing the quilt photos. Love the circle quilt.

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    Gill says:

    Fabulous quilts! I love the first circles one!!!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!!

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    Lorri says:

    WOW!!! What a great experiance. Sure wish I could have gone. Thank you for your generosity.

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    duff says:

    Oh you lucky dog! I really like the music fabric–it has a french feel to it that is elegant :O)
    I’ll tell you what I love about both Weeks Ringle and Marcia Derse: They are both amazingly talented women, married to men who support them 110%. I believe that the love we feel in our lives is translated into the designs we imagine and the items we create–these two ladies are sharing their love of life with us! Amazing!

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    Teje says:

    Wow! I love also those quilts with circles! You must have had really fantastic time! x Teje

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    sandyb says:

    What fun!!! I just love the music note fabric too.

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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    Anne Simonot says:

    I think you showed admirable self-restraint in your shopping! Thanks for the shots of the quilt show.

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    Mel says:

    looks like a fun time! thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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    Sue Preece says:

    Don’t you love a quilt show? I always find inspiration and ideas from looking at all the fantastic quilts at shows. I have yet to try a circular block but one day I’m going to, I really love the ones you showed!
    Looks like you had a fantastic day from start to finish. Thanks for the opportunity to win too!

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    Trudy says:

    I think the scribble fabric looks interesting! Thanx for the giveaway.

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    Betty Ayers says:

    For those of us who may never make it to a wonderful fesitval like this, thank you! The inspiration in the circle quilts is so helpful and to see designers like Marcia (face now with a name!) is great.

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    Lindsay F says:

    It looks like you had a ton of fun!

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    Allison C says:

    I agree with your mom…those circle quilts are gorgeous. I wish I could have gone.

  63. 63

    Hi Faith,
    It was so great to meet you at the Festival! I’m a big fan of both Weeks and Marcia too :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Troi Hackett says:

    Thanks for ‘taking’ us to the show! I LOVE the Ohio star’s with a modern twist, so cool!

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    Anna Vaughn says:

    Love the circle quilt! Looks like sooo much fun!

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    Laura says:

    Wow loving the music fabric, I want some! haha. This festival looks amazing, the pictures have made me even more excited for the one here in the UK in the summer! :)

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    Margaret says:

    I wish I could have gone to the show. It is amazing the talent of the people out there. Thanks for the chance at the prize.

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    EG says:

    So many lovely things!

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    Elaine M says:

    Thank you for sharing all the photos!

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    Katie B says:

    This sounds like such a cool event!

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    janie says:

    It was a wonderful show ! Seeing all the pics is getting me excited for next years show ! Great show ! Wonderful People ! Beautiful quilts ! and SHOPPING ! Thanks !

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    Lyanna L. says:

    What a fun giveaway — makes me wish I was able to go to the quilt festival this year…oh well, maybe next year! =)

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    Tiffanie says:

    Oh, That sounds like such a cool event. Someday i will travel to one of those.

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    niki says:

    looks like a grand time had by all. thanks for the chance to win this!

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    Ashley says:

    Looks like fun! Someday…. I will go to something like that. I have lived within 4 hours of the Sister’s OR quilt show for 20 years now, and have never been able to even make it to that.

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    Heidi says:

    Such great eye candy with those beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Sonia B says:

    Amazing what the guild did with the Ohio Star! Thanks for sharing your adventure and thanks for the chance at the awesome prizes.

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    Mama Spark says:

    Thanks for sharing! Looks like fun.

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    Liberty says:

    Looks like you had a great time, I am jealous. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Steph Mabry says:

    What an inspiring day you must have had! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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    laurie says:

    What a fun weekend! thanks for sharing it with us… and for the great giveaway!!

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    Naomi says:

    Looks like a fun adventure! I love those text quilts & the circles!

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    Diane says:

    Great recap of the Quilt Festival. I was there throughout and came home (to Madison) exhausted! So many wonderful quilts and such great shopping. The Cincinnati Modern Quilters were so welcoming and such fun! Thanks for the give away.

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    Kathie M says:

    That looks like such a fun event! And nice giveaway package. :D

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    Jill Reynolds says:

    What great fun! Love love love the first circle quilt. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    What a wonderful trip! I’m really digging all those Ohio Star quilts from the Cincinnati MQG. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    bee says:

    Quilt shows are the best! We’re getting ready at work for next weeks’ Paducah show.

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    charlotte says:

    I really love those Ohio Star quilts! Looks like it was a good time! :)

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    Heather says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize! Festival looks like it was amazing and totally overwhelming (at least it would be for me!!)

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    Kate says:

    What a fabulous opportunity! I would love to attend something as amazing as that. So inspiring. Thanks for the giveaway as well.

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    Jacklynn Grimm says:

    I love the first circle quilt too – I want to go by fabrics with designs I could fussy cut. Thanks for the great pictures and the give away!

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    Brenna says:

    Looks like a fun day!

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    Pat Eaves says:

    I attended the Quilt show on Saturday. Had lunch but was there for 6 hours and still did not get to view all the quilts. Bought a couple patterns and some fabric. Wow! what a great show. I loved some of the thread art and of course the Ohio star displays. It was a great time and all should try to go see it if they are close.

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    Kate E. says:

    That looks like so much fun! I have family in Cincinnati too, so hopefully I can go when they have it there again.

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    Jen L says:

    Looks like a great time! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

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    Rhonda says:

    Looks like lots of fun; thanks for chance to win some great prizes too!

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    Hallie says:

    Oh I’m so envious! I really miss this show since it left Chicago. Being a quilter from downstate Illinois and all. How fun to share this event with family!

    Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful prizes!

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    Emily L says:

    I love the circle quilts also! Beautiful colors and so many interesting fabrics and patterns. Gorgeous!

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    elsa says:

    Wish I could got to every quilt show there is ~ so much see and the talent is amazing. Both of the circle quilts are fantastic, especially the one with all the colors.
    Thanks for the chance to win all the fab prizes! Very generous of you!

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    Mitzi says:

    So glad you had a great time at the quilt show! Love the modern variations on the Ohio stars.
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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    Taryn says:

    What beautiful colors! Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Michala Thake says:

    It looks like you had a brilliant time. I’d love to be able to go to something like that, but we don’t really have things on that scale in the UK! I’d love to win your fantastic giveaway!

  103. 103

    Looks like you had a great time….and what an eye full of inspiration!
    Thanks for the giveaway…I would love to play with these!

  104. 104

    What a great show! Thanks for all of the photos and giveaway.

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    Rachel says:

    Sounds like a great time. I wish the show hadn’t left Chicago. So much closer for me.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Gunilla says:

    Hi! I do love the quilts with text, especially the second one! And the black one with circles was also gourgeous! And the…. Well I’ll stpo there! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Ella says:

    That looks like a really fun festival! Yay, woollykat! She got me in the last FTLOS swap and I got an AWESOME bag that she made that makes me happy every time I see it.

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    Cecillia says:

    Oh I want to go to a quilt festival so bad….looks like so much fun!

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    LizA. says:

    What fun! Thanx for sharing. I’m envious of your loot–I, on a gray kick right now and keep gravitating towards anything with gray.

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    Kandace says:

    Thanks so much for sharing the photos. Looks like it was a great time!

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    Karrie Smith says:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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    Cori says:

    Looks like you had a great time! Must look for quilt shows around Northern California. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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    Sallie says:

    Looks like a great time! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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    Mary Ann Harpe says:

    Thanks for the chance. Wish there was anything quilty next to me. Living in Georgia, there is not much.

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    Brittani says:

    What an awesome festival, I’d love to go to one someday! Thanks for the chance to win : )

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    Lauren JH says:

    Thanks for sharing your fun weekend with us AND for the giveaway!

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    Mo says:

    I’m sad that the show moved from Chicago, I used to go every year with my sister! Thanks for the update, wish we were there. I love the fabric with words, so interesting. And the musical one is fantastic! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

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    Paige says:

    Looks like fun! I love, love, love, all of those circles on black!

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    Nichole says:

    Looks like so (sew?) much fun ! Thanks for the giveaway !

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    Patti says:

    A great giveaway. Thanks for a chance, and thanks for sharing the pictures. This show is now too far away to attend.

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    Sharmond says:

    Thanks for sharing all the fun you had at the quilt festival. Pictures are so inspiring. Thanks for giveaway.

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    Kristi says:

    How Fun! I have only attended a quilt festival here in Maine, but it was so amazing to see some of the creations displayed! Looks like you had a great time!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Jennifer says:

    Jealous!! looks like such a blast!!

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    Shannon C. says:

    what a fun recap. I like all the bright circles. I have kind of mixed feelings about the text trend though. Thanks for the great giveaway, I’d love to win those patterns!

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    Maria says:

    Looks like it was a fun show. Love the Scribble fabric! Thanks for a chance to win.

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    Alia says:

    Love those Ohio Star quilts, thanks for sharing your pictures!

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    Wendy says:

    Thanks for letting with those of us who are far away live vicarously through you!

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    sylvia says:

    WOW! I sure would love to be a winner! Thx for the opportunity…

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    Jennie says:

    It looks like you had a fantastic weekend!

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    Laura T says:

    Thanks for sharing your visit to the show. It was very cool to see what all was there!

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    Andrea says:

    Looks like it was a great time!

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    Fun to see all those great pictures. Thanks for the give away, the fabric and patterns look yummy.

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    Margaret says:

    Looks like it was a great show. I love Marcia Derse’s fabrics. Can’t wait to see the new stuff in person.

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    Carmela says:

    Lucky you! I love the music fabric. I new to the quilt world and loving it.

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    DianeY says:


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    Jenelle says:

    I wish I could have gone. It looks like it was a great time! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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    Rebecca says:

    Fun!!! LOVE that music fabric! :)

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    Woolie says:

    I’m a winner! and would love to be one here! thank you!

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    Reena says:

    Love the music fabric! It looks Japanese to me…We had some of the LA Modern Quilt pieces in the Glendale Quilt Show- looking forward to more at the Long Beach and maybe even here in the San Diego show in Sept.

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    Mike Pearson says:

    Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed seeing all the neat stuff. I also got a few more blogs to follow from all your linkage in the post!!!

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    Verena says:

    Looks like you had a wonderful time at the quilt festival!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    denisemarie says:

    Hey! April 19th is my 40th birthday! If ever there was a time that I really should win… ;-)

    (Love those Ohio Star quilts!)

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    ~Michelle~ says:

    Glad you enjoyed the Cincy MQG display! One of my bee buddies had a quilt up, so thrilled for her!

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    Heather79 says:

    That looked like so much fun! Maybe when kiddo is older….I’ll be free to do stuff like that! ;) Thanks for sharing!

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    Flavia M.W. says:

    Thanks for the nice giveaway! I love Amy’s bag patterns! Please pick me!

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    Alli says:

    Ooh, that looks so much fun! I hope one day I get to go to a quilt festival… maybe when I’m retired. :} Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Bailey says:

    You’re right, the music fabric is so cool! I love the ohio stars versions too.

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    Reena says:

    sorry to post 2x but I had the box checked to receive replies and now my inbox is filling up!!! OOOPS!

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    Elizabeth says:

    It looks like a great time! Thank you for sharing those pictures of the wonderful quilts you saw!

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    Katie C. says:

    Awesome photos!!! It looks like fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Kyndra says:

    Thanks for all the pics of your trip! It looks like a good time! And thanks for the chance to win!

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    elizabeth j says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! I wish quilt festivals were near where I live :(

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    Deb H. says:

    Looks like you had a great time! Lovely giveaway!

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    Barbara Hoffman says:

    Thanks for sharing both the pictures and the links to even more quilting blogs and stores! Soon I won’t have any time left in the day after checking out all the great sites. Thanks for the chance for the giveaway.

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    Diann Cornell says:

    Sounds like it was a terrific event. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Christine E. says:

    Faith, the show looked yummy. All that fabric goodness and all those quilts in one place. Some day I must get myself to a show! And, I love the contents of the give away…..

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    Deanna says:

    I love the colors in the charm pack!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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    Amy in UK says:

    You saw some wonderful quilts and what a giveaway! I hope I win – my fingers are crossed!! Thanks for the chance.

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    Kat Scott says:

    Love Marcia Derse fabric! What a great giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win.

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    Terri says:

    Wish I was there this year! Love the colors in the charm pack.

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    Pomegranate Quilts says:

    What a great report back from the Quilt Festival! Thanks for this great giveaway, the Modern Texture looks luxurious, yum.

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    Kristen Sanderson says:

    Love the colors in the charm pack. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    KimR says:

    Wow! It looks like you had an amazing time! I also love the circle quilts, particularly the one on black. I also love the Ohio star variations!!! That one with the different sizes of star overlapping each other–Awesome! I would love a pattern for that!

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    Suzanne says:

    Wow, what great pictures. The Ohio star one with the floating triangles – can you tell whether it was pieced or appliqued? Looks tricky!

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    Patti says:

    Looks like a good time was had by all! So nice of you to share your fun with us and offer this lovely giveaway.

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    Sarah N says:

    Nothing better than spending a day at a quilt show!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Jennie P. says:

    Those charm packs fabrics are gorgeous! I’m in quilt heaven looking at all of the lovely quilts!

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    Jayme C says:

    OMG!!! That super colorful circle quilt is absolutely amazing!!! I’m in love!!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

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    Cheryl B says:

    I’m so glad you mentioned the Olive Grace Studios blog. I’d not heard of it before and now I’ll be adding it to my daily reading material. Thanks for a great giveaway too!

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    Oh wow, what a fun time you had at the Quilt Festival!!! This past weekend, my MIL and I did a partial Quilt Shop Hop here in the San Antonio, TX area. It was SOOOO fun, and yes, I totally know the struggle with having restraint–it’s so hard not to buy everything that you like! On another note, that wool you showed in the photo (the circles) is amazing!!! I’ve not seen that before. Take care, and thank you for the giveaway. P.S.: I learned of your giveaway and blog via The One Stop Shop!

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    elizabeth says:

    How fun! That first circle quilt is AMAZING!!!

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    Brooke says:

    Those are some gorgeous quilts. Fun giveaway stuff too :-)

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    Lorinda says:

    I love the circle quilts also so so pretty!!!

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    Terry says:

    What a fun quilt show (love the circle quilts)! Thanks for the chance.

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    Rebecca says:

    Love the circle quilts too! You have a very hip mom!

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    LJ says:

    Your visit to the Quilt Festival sounds like such fun! Wonderful quilts. I also like the circle quilts. Great fabric buys!

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    Lori C. says:

    Wish I could go. I love Marcia Derse designs!
    Thank you for sharing with us Faith!

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    annie says:

    I loved the different modern takes on the Ohio Star, thanks for snapping the pics!

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    Rachel says:

    Awesome quilts!! thanks for sharing your pics. :)


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    Leila says:

    How fun!
    I learned how to hook rugs at a quilt festival too – I even bought some of the backing. Now I just need to try it! :) Those circles look great!

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    Rita says:

    I was there and looked for your bag, but didn’t see it or you! My sister and mom had a great time. The Cincinnati quilts were very nice, but I thought the Texas quilts were beautiful. I was in awe of the Last Supper quilt by Donald Locke with 51,816 squares. No words. He was there with his lovely wife and they were so nice. Bought some stencils for free motion. I tried to refrain from everything else. I don’t think we saw everything. We were dog tired by the time we left.

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    Sue says:

    Thanks for a chance to win the scribbles, charms pack and patterns!


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    Looks like fun cant wait tell a quilt show comes by my neck of the woods.


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    Lori says:

    Those are some gorgeous solids! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    DeDe says:

    Thanks for taking me along on your trip to the Cincinatti IQF. Now I’m already excited to go to the one in Houston and it’s not even here until October! Loved the variations on the Ohio Star by the MQG!

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    Oh how I wish I lived nearer! Those quilts are stunning! How inspiring! thanks so much for your lovely giveaway! Jxo

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    Kirsten says:

    Love those Ohio Star quilts! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Miranda says:

    Looks like you had tons of fun! I love the text fabrics, they’re a huge weakness of mine!

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    Kathy E says:

    I’m with your mom, I like all the circles!

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    Alice Ann says:

    I should have gone to Cincinnati. My sister said I should go, but I didn’t get it planned in time. So beautiful. I would have had a hard time not buying all the different fabrics. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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    KJ says:

    The festival sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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    brenda says:

    love the fabrics — and all the photos! thanks for sharing!

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    Nancy says:

    Hi! I read your blog sometimes and I actually did see you at quilt market– I was standing at the Weeks Ringle booth when that pic was taken! But I was too shy to say hello… so hello! Also, I took pictures of some of the same quilts you did and posted them here
    Cool giveaway too!

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    Kris says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, now I’m off to check out those wool circle kits :)

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    Jill says:

    The Ohio Star quilts were cool. I also liked the colors in the charm pack. Thanks for posting.

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    Sel says:

    Looks like it was an awesome show and it looks like you enjoyed it a great deal.

    Some lovely quilts there!

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    natski says:

    Wow, some great stuff at the festival.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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    Wehaf says:

    I *love* that PA Dutch-looking quilt with all the circles!

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    Beth Hammergren says:

    I am so glad you had a good time at the show. I really enjoyed it this year and look forward to going to it since it is in my hometown. The shows were fantastic and I am fired up and inspired to finish some UFO’s and start some new projects. Thanks for the opportunity and thanks for coming to and enjoying Cincinnati. You might also be interested in visiting the Ohio Valley Quilt Guild. Check out their website.

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    Tina says:

    I’m so jealous, I loved going to the show when it was in Chicago.

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    Laurie says:

    Love your blog!

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    Debbie says:

    I’m jealous. Maybe next year?? Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Amy says:

    I am so jealous!! I live in CT so its too far for me to go – but maybe some day I will get to the International Quilt Festival! Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Hueisei says:

    Thanks for the sharing the beautiful quilts photos!

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    Liz says:

    Looks like the show was amazing! I love the Fat Quarter tote bag, hilarious!

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    Debbie says:

    Looks like you had a wonderful time at the show. I especially love the wool circles.

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    kari stewart says:

    Love all the vibrant colors in the pics! Looks like it was a great time. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Ellen Ban says:

    I’m so sad I didn’t get to Cincy this year, especially for the Modern Quilt Guild get together! Would have been fun to meet flickr friends. I hope you made a stop at the Fabric Shack…hoping to go there in May while visiting my parents!

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    Jeannette says:

    These recap posts are always so much fun to read on everyone’s blog. Are you coming to quilt con? I just have to manage to take the time off from work during it!

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    Lisa says:

    Boy oh boy, you had fun! Thanks for sharing the great pictures. Those text fabrics are delicious and the giveaway looks awesome. Thank you!

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    Sarah R says:

    I’ve never been to a quilt festival/show, but I can’t wait til I can fit one in my schedule. Winning would be a nice consolation for missing all the fun :)

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    Janeese says:

    Thanks for sharing the great pictures. So nice to go to Cincinnati, but so nice to be home.

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    jody says:

    Thank you so much for blogging about the show as I had hoped to go but couldn’t – so now I got to live vicariously through you Faith! Thanks!

    A big thank you for having a great giveaway as well:)
    The fabric and patterns look awesome!!!

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    Grace says:

    Love all of the pictures and wish I could have been there to enjoy first hand. If it’s the Good Lord’s will next time. Love the fabric’s and hope to win. Thank you for the pictures;

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    Ali hughes says:

    Looks like you had a lot of fun at the show! Someday I’m going to go!

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    Andrea C L says:

    love it!! thanks for sharing and for the giveaway

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    mel says:

    Thanks for offering such a nice giveaway.

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    Kelsey says:

    Marcia Derse is so great — such beautiful colors always, and I love the organic feel of her print lines’ designs.

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    Sarah L. says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! I am obsessed with those Cloud 9 organics.

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    Anne says:

    I love the “fractured” ohio star in aqua/turquoise and yellow-green! So pretty! Actually, they’re all gorgeous, but that one really stood out to me. :)

    I am hoping I will be able to go to quilt festival next year. It looks like an amazing time! Thank you for the very generous giveaway for those of us who couldn’t make it. :)

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    Kathy says:

    Looks like it was an awesome show! Thanks for sharing your pics, and giving us all an opportunity to win your giveaway.

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    Beth says:

    How great! Looks like fun.

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    Laurie says:

    I am super jealous! I would love to attend an event like this. Thanks for sharing some of the fun!

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    Michaela says:

    Fun fun! I want to go to one of those so badly.

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    Kersten says:

    Sounds like you had such a great time!!

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    Amye says:

    What fun! Sounds like you had a great time! Thanks for documenting it for us. Oh, and, your fat quarter bag is such a riot.

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    Kathi says:

    How inspiring a show like this must be! I love that first circle quilt.

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    Tamie says:

    Wish I could have been there. Thanks for sharing a peek at the fun.

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    Debby says:

    Looks like it was a great time!

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    Jessica says:

    i especially love that scribbly fabric. looks like you had a great time!

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    loren says:

    so jealous & would love to win :)

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    Nicole Gendy says:

    Looks like you had a lot of fun. i love your music fabric too! What a fun giveaway. thanks.

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    Wilma says:

    It looks like it was a great weekend and chance to get away. Looks like a great time was had by all!!

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    Heather Ward says:

    I was lucky enough to shop at the festival on Saturday too, drove over from Indianapolis. I looked for your fat quarter bag but never saw it or you, lol. Love your blog, thanks for all the inspiration!

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    Nancy says:

    Sounds like you had a great time. I hope I get the opportunity to go to one of those big shows someday. I did go to a quilt show in the Bahamas when we took a cruise. We saw the sign and my husband said “I’ll be a big jerk if we don’t go there, huh?” So we climbed up the hill to the church and saw the show. There was a quilt that a lady made out of her husband’s dress shirts after he passed away. It was awesome. She made it and another one for her grandsons. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope I win!

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    robin says:

    Nice giveaway – thank you for the chance! :)

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    Carmen Wyant says:

    Lovely quilt pictures Faith. And I have to agree with your Mom about the circles-especially the rainbow one-it made my heart go pitty pat.

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    Tanya says:

    What a fabulous weekend you had! Loved the variations on the Ohio star. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Lisa E says:

    Sounds like a great job. Wish I could have been there. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Jill B says:

    Thanks for sharing all the photos! Those Ohio stars are incredible. I always appreciate people’s accounts of shows and markets since I never get to attend any.

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    Heidi says:

    What fun! I’m hoping to make it to the Long Beach Convention this summer. Hope I can see as many wonders as you did. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Tina Short says:

    Wow, looks like you had a great time, wish I could have been there too.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

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    Susanne says:

    Thanks for the nice report :)

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    Hitch&Thread says:

    Looks like a great show. My local one is still months away :( Those fabrics and patterns look great. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

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    Judy says:

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures from the show. Amazes me how talented people are with fabric. Thanks for the chance.

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    Paula says:

    This is great! Thank you for putting together such a nice prize. Please count me in, thanks!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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    Cindy Ferrell says:

    Love your blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Jen B says:

    Loks like you had a great time! The music fabric is fabulous!

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    Robyn says:

    Would love to go to a huge Quilt Festival like that one. So many ideas and so little time.
    Thanks for giving us a chance to add to our stashes.

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    Linda Hall says:

    What fun! Thanks for being our Quilt Festival tour guide!

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    Sara says:

    It looks like you guys had a wonderful time! Thanks for the giveaways ;)

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    robin says:

    I am always inspired by your entries- thanks for posting all the fun pics from the festival!

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    Melissa says:

    Thanks for sharing. It looks like you had a great time. The music fabric is my favorite.

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    Sharon G says:

    I too enjoyed the Cinci show. So glad you wrote about Marcia Derse….my bags were full and my spouse was tired of toting them and I did’t get to buy any of her great fabrics…..and I didn’t write down her name!

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    Barbara Yon says:

    Thank you for your time in sharing your trip and all the beautiful quilt. Thanks for thinking of others in your give away. If I am selected, I would appreciate a traditional quilt pattern download.

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    Terry says:

    Kudo’s to those who can do circles — I’ve not had fun making them — but I am practicing — sounds like a fun time :) Terry

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    Shannon says:

    What a fun trip! Love the colors. :)

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    Jeana says:

    Thanks for the chance – that sounds like such a great time!

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    Jan Lundgren says:

    Wow, the quilts are all so gorgeous and I especially love circle quilts. Thanks for a chance to win.

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    Oh I wish I could have been there. Not too far from me either. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nancy says:

    WOW! Sooo busy – soooo creative!
    The modern star variations are total inspiration. The solid colors would be awesome to try! And new patterns always!

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    Jill says:

    Happy Wednesday!!!

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    Great photos — thanks for sharing! I’m in love with the top right quilt in the “text” mosaic! So cool with all the layers…

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    Veronica says:

    Those quilts are works of art! Fun! Thanks for the giveaway. Hope I win!

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    sharon says:

    Would agree …Marcia Derse is one of the nicest and most talented designers out there…Love this blog…Would love to win!!

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    Rachel Wierenga says:

    thanks for the giveaway! i’d love to win!

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    Juel Scherf says:

    I’m still commenting to try and win something. :)

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    Judith Hogan says:

    Enjoyed the photos of the quilt show, loved the circle quilts. Great giveaway, thanks so much for sponsoring it.

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    Hueisei says:

    I’d love to win! Thanks :)

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    Audrey says:

    I LOVE the stars! What a fun experience!

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    Rachel says:

    I’m glad you had a fun time! So many beautiful quilts, and lots of inspiration.

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    Jessica says:

    that first circle quilt is just amazing! looks like a lot of fun!

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    Maria says:

    I was at the show too! It was so inspiring. I found you via Pinterest and I love your style!

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    Christina says:

    what fun and beautiful fabrics/projects!!

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    Tammy Mabry says:

    Fun, fun, fun!! I love seeing the festival with you. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!
    Tammy Mabry

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    moira says:

    It makes me look forward to this year’s Festival of Quilts here in the UK in August. Lovely fabrics

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    paula says:

    What fun you had! I loved looking at the pictures of all the quilts – especially the ones all based on the missouri star. Thanks for a change to win!

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    Bridget says:

    Loved seeing all the Ohio quilts! Love your blog, inspires to gt those creative juices flowin’ ; )

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    Thanks for a look at the quilt show. And thanks for the giveaway!

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    Jen says:

    Loving those text quilts!

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    Stephanie says:


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    Carol says:

    Just love those circle quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Jaime says:

    Thanks for the chance at a giveaway… BTW, I love that music fabric too!

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    Erica says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I really like the Ohio Star quilt with the varying sizes of stars all embedded in each other (I probably didn’t describe that well).

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    gina f. says:

    that is the prettiest music fabric i have seen! glad you had a fun ,safe weekend.Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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    Merran says:

    Im so jealous of the wonderful shows you have there. *sighs*. I think I might have to move to the US.

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    leanne says:

    great post on the festival – wish I was there – I love Marcia Derse and her fabrics – only just discovered her last year ! so I’d love to win a charm pack of her fabrics – thanks for the giveaway :)

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    Ann Sands says:

    Wow, that’s a nice giveaway! Looks like you had a fun time. I miss Quilt Festival in Chicago!!! Can’t wait for Paducah, KY next week!

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    Michelle says:

    Looks like fun! I still have never been to a quilt show before!!

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    Pam says:

    I really enjoyed your pictures from the quilt show. I also love all the tutorials you post.

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    Mimi says:

    I had so much fun at the quilt show!

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    Rhonda D. says:

    Thanks for sharing the pics of the quilt festival. I really like the
    text fabrics. I plan on going to the Quilt Show in Paducah, Ky,
    next week. Will definitely be on the lookout for text fabrics!
    Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Gramz Quilts says:

    Thanks for the pics. Wish I could have been there; Cincinnati is my home town. Love the fabrics you picked up!

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    CitricSugar says:

    Thanks for sharing all this great work from the show! WOW.

    And thanks for the chance. :-)

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    Fiona N says:

    So many talented people making beautiful quilts. Thanks for sharing them.

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    Leanne says:

    Thank you for sharing the pictures from the show and for such a lovely give away.

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    Kelie says:

    Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway! P.S. I LOVE YOUR QUILTS!!!

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    Rosa says:

    I love that black quilt with the colorful circles – great inspiration!

    Thank you for this give-away – I would so love to win that scribble fabric:-)

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    Kristy QP says:

    Great photos from the quilt show! I’d love to go to something like that!

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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    Ginny says:

    Love Marcia Derse fabric! I went to Cincy for the Quilt festival last year and met her and her beautiful fabric then. Sorry I couldn’t go this year. Thanks for the pics and great giveaway!

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    Jill says:

    The bag…..? Who you callin’ a fat quarter!?!? Hilarious. :-)

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    April C says:

    Looks like a great weekend! How fun! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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    Abby says:

    I’ve never been to a quilt show – it seems like it would be so fun, especially with sewing girlfriends! Love the Ohio Stars quilts, it’s neat to see different variations on such a classic block

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    kristin says:

    I really love the circles quilt your mother loves you posted. Such fun bright colors. The black/white/gray fabrics you chose are more what I seem to work with, though. Thanks for taking us to the show.

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    Wendy Close says:

    Thanks for this opportunity. So much fun.

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    Sally Nicol says:

    Beautiful quilts and the circles are beautiful, as is that houndstooth fabric

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    Ann says:

    I missed going with the other Ann Arbor group. Too busy not sewing. But I am enjoying reading the posts about the event. Maybe next year.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    quilterbell says:

    I am guessing I am the last one joining the fun!, Has the last comment ever won? Thanks for the chance!!!!

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    Jo-Anne says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your visit to the show! And fingers crossed that I get chosen for the giveaway! :)

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    Marci Girl says:

    This post is my fav, I love seeing your goodies too!

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    Mary Gealy says:

    WisH I could have gone but maybe next year? Love olive grace quilt shop!

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    Judi D. says:

    I love to see what’s going on at far away quilt shows. also loved looking at the fresh quilts on the right.

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    Diane says:

    Looks like you had a blast! That sure would be fun to attend! Thanks for the great giveaway too! :)

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    Sorcha says:

    Count me in!

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    MarciaW says:

    Looks like you had a wonderful time. Thanks for thinking of your readers and sharing photos and giveaway prizes. The guild quilts are lovely.

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    Gayle Norman says:

    I love your highlights of IQF although I don’t know how you managed with just one day :) We spent Thursday through Sunday and hated to leave! I also love Marcia Derse’s designs and Kori Turner is a personal favorite for her shop and her personality!

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    Karen A says:

    You must have had a great time. It is always such an inspiration to see and meet so many quilters.