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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

!Quilt Fiesta! Giveaway

The giveaway is now closed!

Today is the start of Cheryl's Book Blog Tour of her book !Quilt Fiesta! It is a wonderful way to check out some blogs you may not have seen before and you get 10 chances to win one of her books.


Below are the list of blogs who are participating in the giveaway:

2/22   Pinkadot Quilts

2/23   www.quiltsoupblog.com

2/24   http://grandmacocosdesigns.blogspot.com/

2/25   http://quiltville.blogspot.com/

2/26   http://fingerlakesart.blogspot.com/

2/27   http://cyarnell.blogspot.com/

2/28   www.amyscreativeside.com

3/1     http://therootconnection.blogspot.com/

3/2     http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/

3/3     http://cheryllynchquilts.blogspot.com/

I have 2 books to give away so here is what you do........leave me a comment and I will draw the name on Sunday evening. If you are no reply, please leave me your email address! If you don't leave me your email address you can't be in the drawing!

Here is a little bit of background information on Cheryl.


What is your favorite part of quilting?
I have many favorite parts of quilting.  It's hard to choose just one.  Coming up with designs heads the list. I love doing the research whether it's through travel or visiting museums or perusing books.  Then choosing the fabrics and beginning a new project is so exciting.


Where do you think quilting is headed, do you see any trends emerging?
I think quilting is growing in many directions right now.  But I see 2 trends.  One is geared towards new and young quilters.  The patterns are not very complicated and they make use of retro novelty prints.  The other direction I see is towards more hand stitching.

What are your favorite colors?
I love blue and white.  I also love copper, which maybe  related to my red hair.  Mixing copper and black and other neutrals is a wonderful color palette.

Do you have a favorite quilting tip?
My favorite tip that I share with my students is to not be paralyzed by perfectionism.  You will be able to see improvement in every quilt you make.  The more you make the more you will improve.

How do you decide how much fabric to buy when you see something you love?

I never end up buying enough fabric. I'm still trying to figure this one out.

What is your least favorite part of quilting?
Truly, I love it all.

Any chance we will see another book from you?
 I am working on another book.  It is very different than Quilt Fiesta, but that's all I can say right now.


Congratulations Cheryl on a great book!

Ole!

Kelly

130 comments:

  1. As a hand quilter I love this quote: "The other direction I see is towards more hand stitching."
    I really do hope that hand stitching is making a comeback.

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  2. The older I get the more hand stitching I find myself doing!
    More time?? more patience?? I'm not sure!
    Cheryl's new book looks really exciting and she's already working on her second! wow!

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  3. Cheryl's book looks really ingriguing. I'd love to win a copy.

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  4. Cheryl is a great teacher, so I am looking forward to her book. It has to be good!

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  5. love to win Cheryl's book...
    enjoyed your blog Kelly
    LeeAnna

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  6. Looks like a great book. I would love to win one .

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  7. It looks like a wonderful book!

    Mary
    iammaryburke@gmail.com

    http://www.ourhoppyplace.com

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  8. Thanks for some nice info. about Cheryl. I find my self thinking more about hand stitching as well. I love the solid type quilts with big stitching and have it in my head.

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  9. I'd love to win this book! I teach in an inner-city mostly hispanic school and I think the kids would appreciate a quilt in the classroom that reflects their culture! ;-D Thanks for the opportunity....

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  10. I'm not familiar with this book, but I am going to enjoy reading about it and CHeryl. Thanks

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  11. LeeAnna you need to send me your email address I have not way to contact you if you win!
    Kelly

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  12. I'm a hand quilter who recently started stitchery too. Though, I do want to learn machine quilting and applique. Cheryl's book looks very interesting so please enter me into the draw to win a copy. Thanks for hosting this blog book tour stop with Cheryl's interview.

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  13. Cheryl's Open House was so wonderful! Kelly, I just loved the "interview" with Cheryl. Her favorite tip really spoke to me and my intimidation of quilting, "not be paralyzed by perfectionism", and that you will improve with each quilt you make, great advice! Thanks Kelly!

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  14. Great interview! Looks like an interesting books too!

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  15. I love your special tip! I gladly show my very first quilt to anybody. I still love it, despite piecing and quilting being very haphazard, no matching seams, chopped off points, some extremely attractive and unintentional pleats on the back, and I bet it wouldn't hang straight. But it's lovely and warm (all flannels) and the colours very soothing. It's a perfect comfort quilt.

    Lorchen

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  16. This book sounds so interesting. Thanks for sharing about it.

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  17. Sounds interesting - maybe I'll win??
    thanks!

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  18. I've only started finding blogs last week, so this contest is a great opportunity. Love the chance to see new blogs!It is like making new friends!
    Kelly, I looked at your flicker page & I like all the colours and prints you put into your creations. Seeing you pictures gives me inspiration!

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  19. Brava to you both!

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  20. Thanks for the chance to win one of Cheryl's books. I'd love to win one for my guild's library!

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  21. Great interview! You asked the tough questions!

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  22. The cover of the book looks fabulous so that can only say there is more fabulous inside it. Would love to win one of the books!

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  23. Looks like a really neat book! I'd love to win - Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

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  24. I liked your question about knowing how much fabric to buy! I look forward to learning more on the blog tour!

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  25. I have her book and I have a friend to whom I will give the copy if I win. Am pondering a quilt from her book even as I type!

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  26. Thanks for participating in this. I will be starting up a blog later this spring and I look forward to reading all the different blogs to see how people do it. I liked your information and pictures.

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  27. What a great idea to visit different blogs. I will be starting one later this spring and it will be good to read many different ones. Thanks for participating in this.

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  28. Lovely colors and interesting patterns. Looks like a winner!

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  30. I'm sorry that a family commitment kept me away from Cheryl's open house. But I did browse through her book at the Old Country Store in Intercourse. It is so colorful. Great job, Cheryl.
    Sally Weigand

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  31. I love to quilt and I love to read all the quilting books I can. Thanks for the giveaway.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  32. Love the whole concept - the quilts are as gorgeous as the tiles!

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  33. Fun interview and a great giveaway. Thanks!

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  34. OMgoodness! Paper Flowers! I used to get those at Six Flags when I was a little girl. I had forgotten all about it. I love the copper and black tip! Some of my favorite colors.

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  35. I can identify with her comment that improvement comes with every quilt you make. It's true. I'm always learning and improving.

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  36. I think this is great. I'm finding some new to me blogs.

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  37. Just what I could use a book with COLOR~

    :-D eirdre

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  38. Love the title of Cheryl's book. Can't wait to see the quilts inside.

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  39. Good interview! This sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  40. I was seriously planning on attending the open house, but alas, my expected visit to PA did not happen. Glad I could catch it from afar via pictures. Congratulations to Cheryl on her new book. Lydia from Seattle.

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  41. Her book looks great! thanks for a chance.

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  42. I think hand quilting is the best part of the quilt. I love doing elaborate work.

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  43. What a great idea for a giveaway! I enjoyed looking at your blog, and might not have found it otherwise. And I'd love to win a copy of Cheryl's book.

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  44. I thought I would never do any hand stitching, but on my last small quilt I did do some hand embroidery. Looks like a very interesting book

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  45. This looks like a great book. I collect Talavera tiles. What a great idea to make a quilt using them as inspiration!
    azpthomas@gmail.com

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  46. A Fiesta is something we all need to brighten up the winter days! Thanks for hosting an opportunity to win a little "Fiesta" of our own!

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  47. The book looks exciting. Hope I have the chance to win.

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  48. Thanks for the great bio and enjoy your trip.

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  49. I was so anxious to win the book that I kept looking and looking for the posting at midnight on the 22nd. Then when I couldn't find the post I got busy and ... Today I saw the book on a quilt shop site and had to come back and find the post so I had least had a chance. The book is calling my name - one way or another. Aren't the colors enticing? Good luck to Cheryl with this book. Can you tell that I'm excited about it?

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  50. Now that all the kids are gone I have come back to my cross stitching and I am with a group that turns the squares into quilts. I am one of those quilters

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  51. I love Mexican Tiles, and have them on my INSPIRATION pages! Nice interview, thanks for the chance to win.
    - Mary

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  52. This looks like such a fun book! I've always wanted to make a quilt, this could be the inspiration I need.

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  53. I've just started quilting, and this book looks right up my street, fingers crossed I'll win a copy and discover lots of lovely new blogs to boot :)

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  54. Love to win Cheryls Book.
    Sounds so interesting.
    Bea

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  55. Love the looks of this book. The patterns seem intricate and I am now focusing on more involved piecing.

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  56. I too look for inspiration on the floor, so would love to get a copy for even more ideas!

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  57. Being new to quilting and having been always drawn towards Mexican and Spanish tiles, this book could be a great resource for me.

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  58. What a great idea for a book! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  59. I really like the looks of this book. Hand painted tile designs are so interesting, love to try the idea. Thanks for a chance to win a book.

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  60. I can remember seeing tiles and floors wondering how to do that as a quilt or even incorporate it into my tatting. That certain curve or color choice is great. Life is interesting. Hope I get the opportunity to win. Thanks. Robert, in northern Iowa.

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  61. I love the look of this book, and will have to come back and look around your blog some more...first impressions are good!

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  62. Hi, I'm from PA, too. Bonnie sent me and I would love to win a copy of the book. Inspiration is everywhere. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Mexican tiles make me soooo happy! Sun's shining right into your heart!
    It will be a great gift when I could have the chance to brighten up all my friends' houses ;^}}}}}
    Irene from a grey Amsterdam

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  64. I am visiting TX right now and see the Mexican influence every where I go!! I'd love to win this book. I love handstitching and always have a pile waiting and ready to work on. ~karen

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  65. I love to look through quilt books for inspiration. Would love to win this book.

    Claudia

    cboling2000@yahoo.com

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  66. Love to own a copy of this book - it looks to have some fabulous ideas

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  67. Wonderful book and I would most definitely love to have it on my shelf. It is truly amazing how much beautiful inspiration there is in the world we live in. I have always thought people that design tile have such a unique and special talent. To be able to see that now interpreted in a quilt is beyond expectation. Wonderful giveaway. JCnNC

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  68. What a wonderful book. I am working on a quilt now that the border and sashing is based on a tile design. And when finished it will be hand quilted. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book. Hugs.

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  69. I would love to win this book - I, too look at tile floors and think "Wow, that would make a really cool quilt". . . it helps when artists share their inspirations. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  70. I'd love to win the book and make a quilt based on tile designs.
    Your blog is new to me and I will be back to read more in the future.

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  71. Ole!
    I love mole, tacos and tamale's.
    I love to read.
    I love to quilt.I love color.
    I would love a new book to read too.
    Have a sunny day.
    Mary Ann

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  72. Wow - would I love to win a copy of this exciting new book. Enjoyed your blog too - will definitely visit again!

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  73. What a great book this would be to win....I hope that you pick me!!!!!

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  74. i'm surprised at the idea of a move toward more hand work. I see that in knitting, but in quilting, everything is still moving toward all the pre-cut strips which limits creativity as far as I can see.

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  75. Great reminder that we need to be ready to find inspiration absolutely anywhere!

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  76. Nice interview. Always nice getting to know the author better. I love tiles and take pictures of floors, borders, sidewalks wherever I go. I'd love to win this book for more inspiration with my quilting.

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  77. I love that Ice Trees Quilt. What a cool effect!

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  78. This book looks great. Thanks for a chance to win it.
    lraetaylor@gmail.com

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  79. I love the Mexican tiles I see in places like Chili's. Can't wait to see what she did to make them into quilts!!

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  80. Looks like a great book - thanks for the interview.

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  81. Quilt Fiesta! Woo hoo! Really, can you ever have enough books about quilting for joy and inspiration? Thanks for this opportunity to win.
    sunshdws@yahoo.com

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  82. This looks like fun...count me in!!

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  83. I would love to have this book. I like books that are a bit more than just patterns. Sounds like this one fits the bill for interesting reading and great ideas for quilts!

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  84. Bravo!!! Being Mexican myself (I know, my name is not Mexican but, I promise I was born and raised in Mexico), what can I tell you... Grew up surrounded by the beauty and color of Mexican tiles. Wish I would've known quilting back then but, is never late to learn something new. Would love to give home to such great book that would bring sweet memories along with inspiration.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  85. Would love to win this book. I would give it to a quilting friend who has helped me so much. She also loves Mexico and the art work.

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  87. This book looks fabulous! I love the quilt color combination!

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  88. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. I love looking for new ideas.
    Cindy W.
    cwcavy @ hotmail. com

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  89. Love the colors on the cover of this book.

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  90. I see what Cheryl means by the quilting trending to younger quilters with simpler pattersn. My daughter's both like very modern (to my taste) patterns and fabrics.

    Gail

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  91. I'd love to win Quilt Fiesta. Looks interesting.

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  92. Looks like a very interesting book, I'd love to win a copy.

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  93. Love it. I'm in for anything Mexican.
    lettyshirkey@yahoo.com

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  94. This book looks really neat!! I'd love to win a copy.

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  95. Cheryl's new book looks wonderful! I have recently decided to stop "buying" fabric and start using the yards and yards of stash I have. This book looks like it would help. My email address is candlelady127@gmail.com

    Thanks! Jennifer

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  96. Lovely designs! They look challenging to do, but there are very many gifted quilters...I only try!
    Enjoying your blog...

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  97. I love her comment about not being paralyzed by perfectionism. Her book sounds really great and I would like to win it.

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  98. These quilts are fabulous! I hope to see some of them made up on the blog tour!

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  99. I've always thought tiles were a great inspiration.

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  100. I also love hand stitching and your book lends some beautiful projects. I would love a chance to win one.

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  101. I loved the tip of perfectionism. This new year I took the pledge to actually do more things instead of trying to do everything right, so I'm actually sewing more.... And guess what...that is Improving my quilting!
    Love the book and would love to have a copy!
    marta.santiago (at) yahoo.es

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  102. This book looks fabulous!
    Cheers,
    Dionne

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  103. I have been thinking of making a quilt for my hallway matching the old tiles that line the floor. This would be a wonderful opportunity to find out how I translate floor tiles into quilt blocks.

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  104. I have been known to take photos of beautiful floors but have never actually made a quilt from one! Sounds fascinating!

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  105. I commented yesterday but forgot to check the box for e-mailing fllow up comments, so here goes again! I would love to have this book. I like books that are a bit more than just patterns. Sounds like this one fits the bill for interesting reading!

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  106. I'd love a chance to enter :)
    Thanks!
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  107. Wow! ANOTHER person who loves hand quilting! So many of the local quilters are machine quilting... I'd love to win this book--looks fascinating!

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  108. Quilting is a never ending cycle of new quilters adding their lively new ideas and older quilters quilting more for the joy of the process.
    As Bonnie Hunter says " I quilt therefore I am". Like Cheryl I like all parts of quilting and never get tired of learning new things or looking at other quilters creations.

    thanks so much for the chance to win.....happy retreat and
    Happy Sewing

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  109. I have loved Talavera tiles for a long time, and I have no idea how to translate their designs into quilts. Cheryl's book looks like just what I need! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  110. Thanks for introducing us to Cheryl. Her book looks so exciting and I'm anxious to get a copy in my hands
    Marlene

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  111. Looks like a wonderful book. Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  112. I am lucky enough to live in AZ, only a few hours from Mexico. I know we have our problems but I personally love to visit Puerto Penasco. We have made many fine friends there. I especially love their art-especially the bold colors. I would love to have a signed copy of this book.

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  113. I love to hand quilt and to keep hand sewing projects to take with me to my weekly sit n sew. I would love to win a copy of Cheryl's new book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  114. This book Cheryl has written looks wonderful. I'd love to have my own just from seeing the pics from the book so far.

    vburr at charter dot net

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  115. Cheryl's book looks fantastic! I definitely can't wait to take a look at it :)

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  116. This book looks awesome! I am a handquilter and wouldn't even consider quilting by machine. Thanks!

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  117. thanks for hosting. I'd love a copy of that colorful book.

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  118. This book will bring back happy memories of trips to Mexico. Just loved the colorful pottery and tiles. Thanks for the drawing.

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  119. Beautiful quilts,both the ceramic and fabric. Cheryls book shows you can get inspiration for quilting from everywhere.

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  120. queenie_sss@msn.comMarch 6, 2011 at 12:21 AM

    I have never used a book ,this would be such fun to expand my quilting skills .

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