Cincinnati Quilt Show – I’m Back! And a Giveaway!!

Marcia Derse Booth

Phew, I’m exhausted! I traveled to Cincinnati over the weekend for the International Quilt Festival. The location change from Chicago worked out great for me because my family lives in Cincinnati (which equals a free place to stay and lots of cousin time for my kids)! Cincinnati has a fun riverfront and my kids enjoyed spending time at Sawyer Point.

Enjoying Cincinnati

We started the weekend by visiting the Fabric Shack. Pretty much, you can’t go to Cincinnati without visiting that store. My sister (hi Rachel!) is just getting started quilting and I gifted her Elizabeth Hartman’s book, The Practical Guide to Patchwork. She is going to make a pattern in the book and purchased some great Laura Gunn fabric to get started.

While we were at the Fabric Shack, they were having a tent sale. Jackpot, right? My sister picked up some fabric on clearance and said “these are pretty colors…” and I about fell over. She was holding Tula Pink Neptune honey bun which is pretty hard to come by now! And there were two of them! She was very nice and let me have both (after I practically grabbed them out of her hand. LOL).

Saturday my mom, dad, sister and I went to the quilt show. Yep, my dad is a trooper and even went Thursday on preview night with my mom! There were lots of beautiful quilts on display, although no antique quilts like last year. That was a bit of a disappointment. But these were a few of the new quilts that caught my eye.

Cincinnati Quilt Show

Marcia Derse was personally at the show again, selling her beautiful fabrics! You may remember my post about seeing her last year and loving her designs and colors. She was super sweet this year and gave me a sampler of her fabrics to give away to a lucky reader! More on that below. 🙂 She also had an awesome display of her fabrics in her booth, seen as the first photo on this post. Here are some photos of her booth – I’m on the left, Marcia is on the right. Try not to stare directly at my arms, they haven’t seen the sun in 7 months.

Marcia Derse

++ Update: For those in the Cincinnati area, my mom just visited a quilt shop in Loveland called The Quilter’s Studio and they have a ton of Marcia’s fabric! ++

There were lots and lots of fabric booths. I was scouring for out of print fabrics or fabrics I had only seen online and wanted to see in person. Including these amazing Kaffe Fassett stripes.

Kaffe Stripes

Here are my sister and I at the only booth I saw with a few Japanese imports – including some Heather Ross Far, Far Away I and II. And Echino. That was unexpected and exciting.

Japanese Imports

For those that like my bag, I purchased it on Etsy from Aunty Cookie – GREAT shop!

Overall – it was a successful weekend. Here is my loot! It includes a couple out of print Heather Ross prints (the dots and unicorn), the Neptune honey bun, a new piecing foot with a guide for my Bernina, some Park Slope fat quarters for $1, a couple bundles of Kaffe stripes, and more starbursts – because really, you just can’t have enough starbursts.

Loot for Me

Now for the giveaway – if you made it this far! One lucky reader is going to win everything you see below: a Neptune honey bun, a fat quarter of dots from Heather Ross’s Lightning Bugs and Other Mysteries collection, and the beautiful sampler of fabrics donated by designer Marcia Derse.

Loot for You

All you have to do is leave a comment! I will pick a winner Wednesday evening. Good luck everyone!

Comments are now closed. Picking a winner!

Wow – 285 entries. I think that is a new record over here! The winner, chosen by, is #21 – Julie.

Blog giveaway winner

Julie said “What great loot! I wish I could have been there! I love your bag too I love all things Tula Pink and joined the quilting game way too late to get my hands on Neptune, thanks for the opportunity to win these goodies!

Congratulations Julie!


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    Kirsten N says

    Looks like it was a wonderful quilt show – it is always nice to see some amazing quilts in real life and the lovely new fabrics that are available!

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    Wow, I am jealous.

    I really like the pickle dish quilt – I will have to try one of those one day.

    It is great to see one of Aunty Cookie’s bags on the other side of the world (I’m a fellow Melbournian).

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    Jill says

    Would love to have the Marcia Derse fabrics! Why not give the others to two other people… 😉

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    Rachel O. says

    Soooo jealous of your fabric purchases. I never win anything but it can’t hurt to try!

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    Nichole says

    Wow, what a great giveaway! Thanks for sharing some of the quilts you saw and goods you got there. Sounds like a super fun trip!

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    Rachel says

    Woot woot I got a shout out! 🙂 Thank you for visiting, for the awesome book, and for cutting me mostly out of the Japanese fabric pic. LOL 😉 MUCH appreciated!!

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    I love these easy to win giveaways. *S* No thot required.

    So I will just say that it looks like you had a lot of fun, and having family there just tops it off, huh?

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    Angelina says

    Wow, it looks like you had a great time! Also, please pick me! I love the fabrics you’re giving away! I’m also drooling over those aqua Kaffe stripes! I need to get me some of those!

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    Angela J says

    Hi! I found your blog a while back (November 2010?), when I was looking for a quilt pattern to make for one of my (three) nieces. I’ve been following ever since! I’m not only loving your fabric choices, but also the statement on your shopping tote, “Who are you calling a fat quarter?”

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    Julie says

    What great loot! I wish I could have been there! I love your bag too 🙂 I love all things Tula Pink and joined the quilting game way too late to get my hands on Neptune, thanks for the opportunity to win these goodies!

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    You found some great stuff! Park Slope is one of my favorite lines 🙂 I would love to win all the yummy fabric.

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    Jennifer says

    I’m jealous of all your loot!! I live in Houston and attend the International Quilt Festival here. I went to college in Ohio, but didn’t quilt at the time. I did go to several quilt shops with my mother-in-law, but can’t remember if we went to the Fabric Shack. What a score finding a tent sale. Whoo-hoo! Thanks a million to Marcia Derse for her generosity. Hooray for fabric!

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    robin says

    Sounds like you had a great time! Nice of you to share it! Thanks for the giveaway chance… 🙂

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    marg says

    you were so luckily to have a visit I am very envious and those fabrics are beautiful

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    Patience says

    Love the Japanese prints and the fabric with the Unicorn. I’m a member of a group that uses treadles and hand cranks and heard reports from a number of people who attended and everyone said it was awesome! Yours is the first report with pictures however. I hope to get to a major quilt show someday just so I can look in detail at the quilts to see how they are made. The samples you posted are amazing and I love the colors.
    Thanks for doing the drawing…very exciting.

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    What a wonderful giveaway! I love Tula Pink’s Neptune. And thanks for introducing me to Marcia Derse. Her fabrics are amazing and I have never come across them before.

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    I can’t believe you found not one but two neptune honey buns. And even more that you are willing to share one. How wonderful! Now I can just hope that you pick me.

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    Carmen says

    Oooh, what a generous giveaway — many thanks and hope you have a wonderful week, Faith!

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    i went to the show on Friday on a bus group with my local guild. i was really hoping for more quilts then vendors, but i dont think there were, huh? your pics were some of my favorites too!
    wish our bus could have made a pit stop at fabric shack!!

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    Oh wow, so generous to part with one of your Neptune honeybuns! Sounds like it was a great trip, I’m dying to get to a quilt show!

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    SewLindaAnn says

    It is so sweet of you to share the goodies! What a great time visiting and getting to scour for fabrics. I love the pics of the quilts you showed us, they’re very artistic and inspiring. Have a happy week!

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    Lindsey F. says

    Sounds like you had a great time and found some fabulous fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

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    So jealous of your trip! Thanks so much for generously sharing with your readers. That Tula Pink honeybun would be awesome!

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    Hannah says

    I -almost- ended up going to the quilt festival, but things came up near the last minute, and we spent the weekend at home instead and it looks like we totally missed out! Thanks for sharing some of your awesome fabric finds!

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    Shanon says

    I would LOVE to win this fabric bundle. Sounds like the quilt festival was a lot of fun and you have several lovely additions to your stash. Thanks so much for sharing your fun along with the terrific giveaway.

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    Looks like you had a great time! Those quilts are amazing and so is the fabric, thanks for the chance to win!

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    So glad your family had fun in Cincinnati despite the Saturday downpour! The Quilt Show was amazing – my very first! I loved the quilt exhibitions and spent most of my time ogling instead of shopping so I would love to win a few treasures. Hope you’ll be back in 2012!

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      Wasn’t that rain something? Luckily my dad knew all sorts of inside shortcuts to get us to the car in Fountain Square without spending much time outside!

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    Tracey P says

    What a great find on the Neptune, love that your sister didn’t realize what she had! Thanks for sharing it!

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    Amy Crawford says

    What a great trip! Enjoy all your new ideas. Hope that I can win those awesome fabrics!


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    Wow! What a wonderful giveaway! I’ve been trying to get my hands on some Neptune and lightning bugs and Marcia’s fabrics look lovely too!
    So glad you had a great time and got to spend it with family 🙂

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    Krista says

    I wish I could have gone, looks like you had a blast! Love the bag 😉 Would live to win!!!

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    Wow, it sounds like an amazing experience. I’ll have to add it to my list of things to check out (and definitely make it to the fabric shack!). The giveaway looks tremendous as well. If you’re interested, I’m giving away some Marimekko finds on my blog (also through Wednesday evening).

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    Kim P says

    I absolutely love the 2 quilts pictured on the right side of your snapshot. That circle quilt is incredible. The bag cracked me up.

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    Wendy says

    Oh my what a generous giveaway! I’d love to win, those fabrics are delicious 😀

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    How fun! I would love to go to a quilt show one of these days but I’m afraid it might be sensory overload!

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    Holey moley this is a great giveaway! It looks like you really had a great time, and if you hadn’t said anything no one would have ever noticed your arms! Everybody is too busy trying to read you cute bag! The quilts you saw are awesome!

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    I love the Neptune prints, but have only ever seen a small handful at my local shops. Would love to get my hands on that classic.

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    Wow…… looks like you had a fabulous weekend! I would love to win all that stuff….. what a great prize! We were in Cincinnati last summer on our vacation. We went to a Reds game – had amazing seats for only $5.00, and ate at Skyline Chili. Next time I’ll have to hit Fabric Shack. What a fun place to be from! 🙂

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    Marilyn H says

    I also had a great time at the Cincinnati Quilt Show!!! Was excited that it moved to Cincinnati and that it is coming back again next year. I met Marcia Derse for the first time and fell in love with her “artwork”. Many wonderful vendors and great fabric!!! Can’t wait until next year!!

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    Jan says

    Wow…what a fun trip! Don’t you love it when you get to the fabric store and they are having a big sale!! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Crystal says

    Sounds like lots of fun! I need to see if there is going to be a quilt show coming to my area. Thanks for a great giveaway!!

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    Tamie says

    Oh my, what a wonderful giveaway. It is so nice to get away and have a change of routine every now and then.

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    Sarah O says

    Your trip sounds super fun!! I would love to visit a quilt show, especially if I could find the goodies you found!! Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Patti Parks says

    I’m so excited that you got to go to the Quilt Show and for the goodies you brought back!! Quilt shows are about the best thing around if you love fabrics and I do hope to win a GIVEAWAY !!!! Love your quilts, Patti

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    I love Marcia Derse’s fabrics! I met her at Quilt Market in the Fall and she was so nice, too! It looks like the show was fabulous!!

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    debbie says

    Oh my goodness ~ I love going to the quilt shows! Aren’t Marcia’s fabrics just gorgeous? I have a few of her FQ’s. Thanks for the awesome give away!

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    bruinbr says

    Looks like you had a wonderful time! That is so cool that your family went with you as well! My husband steers clear of anything to do with sewing/fabric! 🙂 Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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    Natalie christensen says

    I love when you find something unexpected like some oop Heather Ross! Love the bag too!

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    What fun! I was hyperventilating a bit when I looked at the fun things you picked up- wondering where the other Honey Bun went…and then OH! It is the giveaway! Yayayyyyyayyy! It looks like it was such a fun show!

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    My eyes are on stalks after seeing all this fabulousness & how sweet of you to share! Toes & fingers are crossed 😀

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    How I would love to visit such a quilt show … sigh (Germany is just a little far away…) Neptune is such a wonderful fabric – what a great giveaway!

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    Michal says

    I loved your pictures from the quilt show. Wish I lived close enough to visit the Fabric Shack!

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    kellie says

    colour me jealous! I long to attend a big American quilt festival one day. Nice haul!

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    I love those Kaffe Fasset woven stripes – wow… so pretty all together! Thank you for the great giveaway!

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    I have never been to a quilt show, thank you for sharing with us!
    And I can’t believe I missed out on neptune, seems like I always miss the best lines 🙂

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    Becky K. says

    Gosh, looks like fun! I love all those beautiful colors. I’m about to finish the binding on my first quilt; I’d love some new material to get started on another one! *wink wink*

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Looks like you all had a great tme over the weekend and such a generous giveaway too.

    I haven’t been to a Quilt show yet but I hope to later this year.

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    Anja says

    You sure had a great time; I would have loved to be there. Fantastic giveaway; thanks for the chance to win.

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    Laurie says

    It sounds like the show was marvelous I wanted to go…so jealous, Thanks for the chance to win some awesome fabric I love neptune…fingers crossed!

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    OMG, what a generous giveaway! I came super duper late to the Neptune party and don’t have a single inch of it, and would just love to win this giveaway. The quilt show looked like it was so much fun – thank you for sharing!! 🙂

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    The question is why wouldnt I enter this giveaway?! I love EVERYTHING you posted about and I so desperatly want to go to a quilt show that Im going to google ones in my area right now!

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    Anna says

    Thanks for sharing – I wish the quilt show was still in Chicago 🙁 Awesome giveaway!!

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    Christine says

    Oh my goodness, that is an awesome giveaway! I would love to be able to create with all of those fabrics.

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    I would just love to go to something like this. I swoon every time I see a post about Quilt Shows. I think I would need about 500 dollars in my pocket as well.

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    sam says

    Wow, such a generous give away! I don’t know which I would love to have more, lucky me in not having to choose. And lucky you for getting to go to the show, some day that will be me! Pick me, PICK ME!

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    Brittany says

    Wow! What beautiful fabrics and amazing deals! It looks like I need to be attending more quilt shows! Thank you for picking up some goodies for us!

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    Liza says

    Wow! All those fabrics would be perfect for the spiderweb quilt I’m about to begin for a friend’s wedding gift. Looks like you had a great time. Thanks for the awesome give away!

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    Marsy says

    I am preparing my checkbook for a Marcia Derse binge. Maybe this will save me! Crossing my fingers.

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    Ooh, so many pretties! I’m glad you were able to have some family time AND buy fabric AND see beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing your loot with one of us!

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    Love your giveaway. The quilt show looks like so much fun. I have yet to be able to go to one but I look forward to the day when I can see those beautiful quilts in person and shop all that amazing fabric too. Thanks for a great post!

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    angela says

    Ooooh I love those Marcia Derse fabrics–they’re so modern. Neptune is not one I’ve seen before. I love that, too. Hope I win!

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    Amanda says

    Looks like you had a blast! And all the yumminess you were surrounded by mmmmm……..

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    Hallie Clougherty says

    I am so jealous! I would have loved to go the quilt show. I really miss the show in Chicago since I live in central Illinois. I attended every show in Chicago since inception. It was fab!

    Thank you so much for sharing! Looks like you had a wonderful time…..

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    before i lived in LA (which is where I am now), I lived in Dayton. Unfortunately, I wasn’t into sewing there, much less quilting, which makes me sad, because this looks like a great show! Hope I win!!

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    Michelle says

    I had a wonderful time talking with you, your sister and mom at Fabric Shack! I admit, I am a bit jealous….you were having so much fun together and your mom is so proud of both of you!=) I am anxious to see a picture of your sister’s quilt. It isn’t everyday you run across(or chase around a store because you want the fabric they are carrying!) a kindred spirited quilter, let alone two of them.

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    Brianna says

    I never bought the entire collection of Tula Pink since it came out when I first started quilting and before I knew fabrics didn’t last forever.

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    Melodee says

    So many great things in this give away. Who ever wins this will have hit the jackpot. Here’s hoping it’s me!

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    What a great weekend for you and giveaway for those of us still stuck in winter! Thanks–I could use a happy surprise!

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    Lori says

    How generous! I made a great quilt with the first line of Marcia Derse prints from the Weeks and Ringle Modern Quilt book. It came out great!

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    Shelley says

    I just love reading your blog & seeing the quilts you make. It helped inspire me so much when I began quilting. Thanks for the giveaway but more importantly, thanks for sharing with us!

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    Jen says

    Looks like you had an amazing time, Faith! How fun to find all of those yummy fabrics! One of these days I will have to venture to a big quilt show.

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    Irelle says

    I envy you – too far away for a California girl so I will have to wait for Long Beach. Can’t wait. Love the choices for the giveaway.

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    That sounds like a wonderful weekend. I’ve been hoping that one day I’d stumble upon the last stash of Neptune, in the back of some small town quilt shop. No luck, yet, though.

    Thanks for hosting this generous giveaway.

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    Barbara M says

    Thanks for sharing the great photos. You just wanted to make me drool, didn’t you?

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    Wow. It sounds as though you’ve had a wonderful weekend filled with beautiful inspiring fabrics and I love those quilts you saw. They must’ve been inspiring.

    Thanks for a chance at such a generous giveaway!

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    Great weekend. Great giveaway. I really need to get to a quilt show some day. Wonder how good they are in the UK?

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    Awesome giveaway!!! Looks like you had a GREAT time in Cincinnati — I loved the photos of the quilts and goodies you saw there. Very colorful!

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

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    Sabs says

    Lovely hearing about your adventures, sounds like you had a brill time. Thanks for the giveaway, the prizes look fab!

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    Thank you so much for a chance to win!

    You must’ve had an amazing time….all that shopping fun! So happy for you. =)

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    My quilters envy is showing. I was going to go to the show but I came down with Bronchitis. Thanks for sharing your pictures. And thanks for the great giveaway. I would love to recieve some fabric. Hugs.

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    Lisa Marie says

    A friend and I went to the show in Cincinnati also. We only had one day so it was a lot to see in a short time! I’m thrilled that IQF came to Cincinnati because I can do that trip in a day. Chicago, not so much. Your giveaway goodies look beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    I live in the Dayton area and was crushed when I realized the quilt show was the same weekend I was already signed up for some training elsewhere. So now I am living it through blogs. Maybe next year! (And I love the Fabric Shack)

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    Eryn says

    How lucky you are to go to such a great show!! And how lucky we are that you want to share your finds with your followers! Love your blog!!

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    Kylie C says

    I didn’t get to go this year but I’m looking forward to a few local shows this next month. Thank you for the giveaways, the fabric is beautiful.

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    Deborah in Atlanta says

    Loved your post, and photos. This is a really cool giveaway, and I’m thrilled to have found it. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in your giveaway.

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    Anne Simonot says

    I love pictures from the big quilt shows! Seeing your loot was good too. I have a Neptune layer cake I have as yet been unable to cut into — kinda silly right? Would love to win the honey bun and finally use this beautiful fabric.

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    Sija says

    Fabulous pictures. I wish I would have come to see the show.
    You have an awesome giveaway! As a starting quilter I would love to start with these fabrics.

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    Chris says

    The Festival sounded liked so much fun! That Neptune jelly roll is great- thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

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    Eek! LOVE the fabrics! I love Neptune, but got back into quilting just as it became pretty much impossible to find. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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    Toni Anne Potter says

    It looks like you and your sister had a great time. How could you not? Thanks for the generous giveaway! Fabric, fabric… Its like porn for quilters. (Did I just write that?) ;>

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    Ranelle says

    Heavens to Betsy!!! You are SO generous! Neptune?!?!?
    Seriously awesome.
    Thanks for the chance. Will be sitting here with my fingers and toes crossed until Wednesday. : )

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    Jo says

    Wow, looks like you had great fun! What a great giveaway too! Glad you enjoyed yourself.

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    All great fabrics, you got a great haul. I’m always happy when I see people posting their Quilt Show or Quilt Market photos because so many of us don’t get to go and experience the excitement and the insider look/info. Thanks for hosting a very fabulous giveaway!

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    Marcia W. says

    Wow! What a fantastic giveaway. Wouldn’t it be fun for a Marcia to win Marcia D’s fabrics! Glad that you and yours had both a good time and a safe trip. alternate email mlwright29(at) hotmail(dot)com

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    Im new to quilting and would LOVE to win fabrics that alot of quilters blog about! thanks for the giveaway!

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    Lori says

    Go you. I think I’d jump out of my skin if my sister were to take up quilting!

    PS. Speaking of skin…non-brown arms means you won’t get skin cancer. Healthy yea, leather ladies boo… But I do know how it goes in the Midwest, tan is so ‘it’. Always bugged me growing up there 🙁

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    You trip sounds awesome. I love that bag. Really cute. Thank you so much for this really generous giveaway!

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    LisaT says

    Thanks for the chance! Looked like an awesome quilt show. Love the block quilt in the upper right of your photos. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jenn H says

    Awesome bag! Thanks for taking us along on the fun trip!

    Thanks for the chance to share!

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    So lovely, and what fun! I will have to add Cincinati of my places to go! Quilt away with all the great ideas you’ve gathered from the show~

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    Wow, sounds like an awesome show! I love the wall of Marcia’s fabric samples, such a beautiful way of displaying them. It kind of reminds me of the quilt that one of the couples tacked up on their hotel room wall in Best of Show. Lol!

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    k scott says

    WOW… Those fabrics would be a breath of spring to my stash… Love the pictures of the quilts!

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    Cat says

    I wish I could have gone! I love catching up with the pictures, though. I’ll make it to the next one…I hope!

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    Thanks for the chance to win! Love your little folks quilt. i’ve been pinning/saving photos for inspiration while trying to figure out what to do with my stack of fabric…it’s so darn precious that i’m terrified to cut into it!

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    Joanna says

    Looks like it was an awesome quilt show. Thanks for the giveaway.
    jmbyer at gmail (dot) com

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    Ann says

    Gasp! Are you really giving away one of your coveted Tula Pink Neptune honeybuns????? Very generous!!!! Thanks for the chance. Count me in!

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    Danette says

    Thanks for sharing your pictures and for the opportunity to win these lovely fabrics.

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    Abby says

    …so this is pretty much the most amazing giveaway I’ve seen in a while – Neptune *spazes out a little and crosses her fingers*

    I’d love to go to a quilt show, there aren’t any around me that I know of …. looks like so, so much fun. And that tote is too much fun, you’ve got great style 🙂

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    Marijke van Swaaij says

    Oh, that Marcia Derce fabric samples, those alone are a great source of inspiration and i admire her fabrics! And the other fabrics! That’s a Royal Giveawy Hope I win (and I will pay for the shipping cost of course!)

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    Oooo looks like you had tons of fun! I traveled to Cincinnati for the quilt show as well (from Canada)! Love all the goodies you have picked up and thanks for the giveaway!

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    Linda Erickson says

    Oh wow, what a giveaway!! You are most generous to be sure. The quilt show must have been wonderful, and I’d sure love to go to Fabric Shack since I have bought from them online for a number of years.

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    Jane m. says

    Loved seeing your photos of the show! thanks for sharing. Winning some of these wonderful fresh fabrics would be such a treat! thanks for the chance.

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    Molly says

    This is a fabulous giveaway! Wow. I have never been to a quilt show/festival. Love the photos. Thanks for taking us along with you!

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    Carla G says

    Wow – sounds like you had a great time at the Quilt Show! I would love to go one day… Thanks for a chance to win some of your finds from the show! 🙂

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    Kata says

    I like all the fabrics, they look lovely! Hope your sister doesn’t mind you give away what she found! Thanks!

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    artbeth says

    I always enjoy reading reports on quilt shows. Someday I hope to go to one myself. The fabric stores sound good too; maybe I should go visit my Cincinnati relatives!

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    Michelle says

    What a fun trip all the way around for everyone! And I’m, of course, hoping I’ll win that fun fabric, but well, I never do, so I probably won’t. And that’s okay. But I can still try, eh?

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    Maria says

    I’ve been eyeballing the Neptune collection lately … thanks for the chance to win!

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    lori says

    I miss the quilt show NOT being in Chicago…Lucky you!!!
    Love your site, a very happy place. thank you.

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    I’m a total Marcia Derse fan! I get my fix at Acorn Quilts in Rockford.
    thanks for all the great photos and your bag is too funny!

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    tjesa says

    Have always wanted to go to the big ‘spring’ quilt show…glad you were able to do so! Love, love Marcia Derse’s fabric. Thanks for you generous giveaway.

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    Looks like you had a great itme. I wish my family were interested in quilting but sadly I’m the only one 🙁 Luckily I’m training my daughter to love quilts.

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    Libby Fritsche says

    Your quilt show photos make me long for our guild show in June! But the way the year is flying by… it will be here before I know it. Thanks for sharing and for your giving.

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    Debi says

    Would absolutely love to win this!!! I love Neptune and cant get me hands on it. Thanks!!!

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    Collette says

    Love love those Lightning bug dots. It looks like you had a great time. I love that picture of your daughter. Quite fairy-tale-ish. (That’s a word, right?)

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    Fran says

    The Quilt Show looks amazing, sounds like you had lots of fun. Such beautiful fabrics in the giveaway, thanks for the opportunity.

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    Wow! That really makes me wish I hadn’t missed the show a couple weeks ago here in Chicago! Lovely giveaway! 🙂

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    Beth T. says

    What a generous giveaway. And Wednesday is my birthday—your timing is perfect! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to enter.

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    Ellen Ban says

    Just got back from Cincinnati myself! Missed the tent sale at Fabric Shack since I didn’t make it there until Monday.
    Enjoyed the Quilt show, Skyline, Graeters and visiting family!

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    Eileen says

    So sorry I missed it! Used to live in Cincinnati in my prequilting days. Maybe next year I can get there. I’m goning to try to get to the Fabric Shack this summer!

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    Erin says

    I love your blog! Thank you for the opportunity to win a giveaway! Though I never win! I keep trying! I wish I was closer to see the quilt show!

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    Courtney L. says

    Fabulous! I love working with honey buns. So convenient for postage stamp quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Boy I’d love to visit a fabric shop like that, those stacks of Kaffe Stripes were awesome! Great giveaway, please enter me in!

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    Kyndra says

    Wow! Love the giveaway! I will totally have to put the festival on my to-do list! Thanks for sharing your pics!!!