Friday, October 13, 2017

Your Lucky Day ~ Inspiration ~ Review ~ Giveaway

Hey fellow quilters -- welcome!

I'm honored to be sharing a review & giveaway for Teresa Silva's amazing new book: "Longarm Quilting Workbook -- Basic Skills, Techniques & Motifs for Modern Longarming"   
Thanks for joining in the fun!!
Image Courtesy F+W Media

I've followed Teresa's Blog and Instagram, Quilting Is My Bliss, for years and I'm always inspired by Teresa's amazing free motion quilting.    Teresa quilts on a longarm and delivers quilts to satisfied clients faster than I can admire all the beautiful details of her work!  
Modern Wholecloth by Teresa Silva - Image Courtesy Quilting Is My Bliss

Teresa's very successful longarm quilting business is well respected in the industry.  Her creativity and work ethic have enabled her to become a "go-to" quilter for great fabric companies like Free Spirit Fabrics and Moda Fabrics.   
Big Sky - Designed by Lissa Alexander ~ Pieced by Tammy Vonderschmitt
Fabric by Annie Brady for Moda
Quilted by Teresa Silva ~ Image Quilting is My Bliss

Last year I had the opportunity to meet Teresa in person at the Birds of a Feather event in Southern VA.  It was then I realized Teresa is not only an amazing longarm quilter she is a down-to-earth sweetheart.  

I was pretty excited to take Teresa's Modern Quilting Workshop at Birds of a Feather.
Oh the things you learn... thank you, Teresa.  

Now, let's talk a bit about the Workbook.

First, don't be deceived by the title!
It's NOT just about Longarming.  Teresa shares tips, notions, motifs, patterns and amazing free motion quilting information and inspiration for all quilters -- independent of the machine
they're quilting on.  

The Longarm Quilting Workbook has 143 illustrated pages and includes these 5 chapters:
  1. First Steps -- Things to consider before and after you purchase your first machine.  I Love that this chapter also covers materials, supplies, and troubleshooting ideas.  
  2. Motifs -- More than 20 freehand quilting motifs with beautifully detailed stitching diagrams -- Wow!  You'll find a few of my favorites including feathers and bead board quilting.   This chapter makes the whole book worth its weight in GOLD.   
  3. Doodling & Drawing -- This is so fun -- YOU KNOW I encourage folks to doodle and draw their motifs before stitching them.  This chapter made me smile!  Teresa discusses the importance of doodling on paper, describes how to transition from paper to fabric, and shares a couple of fun whole-cloth designs for you to stitch out.    Maybe we're really a lot alike right --  Teresa and me?  That means someday I too can have a great business like hers!  HA HA HA!!
  4. Pieced Projects --  Need a fun, new quilt to try out a few of Teresa's favorite motifs?  Teresa's book includes 3 pieced patterns with detail descriptions and images suggesting how to quilt them.   I Loved this Chapter!!  Here's a fun (and simple) design Teresa shares -- I won't even need a straight jacket to piece this one.  And look at those feathers -- WOW!
Go with the Flow by T. Silva - Image Courtesy F+W Media
  
    5.  Gallery of Quilts -- 36 pages of completed quilt images including the Gravity Quilt (pattern by  Julie Herman - Fabric by Tula Pink) -- Inspiration abounds in Chapter 5!!  
Gravity Quilt pieced and quilted by T. Silva - Pattern by Jaybird Quilts

There are several really special touches about this book.   
  • It's spiral bound.  This means you can have it wide open beside you when you're trying out one of the motifs or making one of the patterns.  This is a nice touch.
  • It contains clear and concise stitching paths -- I LOVE diagrams!  Visual clues always enhance my learning adventure.
  • The photography is a AmaZing!  Really -- who doesn't love looking at details of completed quilts -- you'll love this too.
  • Each Chapter includes tips and tricks -- Those little things that Teresa relies on to make amazing quilts... summarized and at your finger tips.
In summary, Teresa's new book is a great way to learn new motifs, get a little background about longarm quilting, get inspired AND create several new quilts to practice free motion quilting.
It's a must have book in your Quilting Library!!

Before we get talk about the giveaway -- be sure to get inspired by these other blog hoppers.  You won't want to miss out on their reviews and giveaway chances:
Also -- I know you want to buy this book!!  You're guaranteed to get a copy at any one of these sites:
For an autographed copy... http://www.quiltingismybliss.com 
http://www.shopfonsandporter.com/
https://www.amazon.com/
http://www.quiltandsewshop.com/


Now for the Giveaway!  
F+W Media and Teresa are providing me one hardcopy book to giveaway - YAY!  

 To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post letting me know how many quilt tops are in YOUR stash waiting to be quilted.
Also -- tell me why they're not quilted? 
What is holding you back?

Be sure to leave an email address for me to reach you -- especially if you're a guest to Blogger.  

The giveaway will be open through end of day October 20th.
Remember to visit Teresa's Blog by 4pm Pacific time Friday, October 20th to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway -- there's some great products going to 2 lucky winners!

Oh -- and there's another fun announcement and giveaway scheduled for the 21st of October so do stop back by then.

Happy Quilting!
Karen

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164 comments:

  1. Hi Karen i have 5 quilts yet to be finished,i am not very fast at these and tend to make smaller gifts and then after a few months i go back to the quilt xx

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  2. I have at least 10 tops waiting to be quilted. I put off quilting them because I don't know what design to use. I want to do more custom quilting, not just pantos. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. I would love to win this book. I am a new owner of a midarm and need lots of practice in the transition from my DSM. I have 4 tops waiting to be quilted but I'm focused right now on a queen size that I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Love your work and all you do for the quilting society

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  4. Looks like a great book! If you say this book is this good, I have to believe it as your quilting is exquisite.

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  5. I love the looks of this book! It also looks like it is exactly what I need--I have over 20 quilts on my: To be quilted pile! I have a hard time with quilting, thinking of what to quilt and afraid I am going to ruin what I have put so much time and money into making! I love y quilt top very much and to send them all out to be quilted is just too expensive for me as I am retired. I sew need to win this book!

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  6. I recently purchased her book but I have a special friend in mind to give this book too. She is a new long arm quilter and would benefit from this book. I really love it because it is spiral bound. This is the best book I have seen for long arm quilting. It is fresh and modern. grandmanay2@gmail.com

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  7. I would love this amazing book!! I have 5 quilt tops of my own waiting to be quilted......they are waiting because I have customer quilts to quilt and struggle making time for my own!! kelly.ann317@yahoo.com

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  8. Woo hoo! Wow would love to win this amazing book. Would be so great to get me the information needed for this beginner. Thank you Karen for the chance to win❤️

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  9. Well i am hand quilting one top right now because machine quilting on my tiny machine is near impossible. I have another top that has been sitting for about 9 years (what?! Just realized that!); the only one i ever started for myself and another top i designed waiting on quilting. My mother bought a longarm this year. I was very apprehensive and tried it once. I am addicted and would love to learn more about longarm quilting and try it out on a top!thanks for this awesome chance! Fingers crossed!!

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  10. The quilting looks amazing. I have about 12(could be even more!) quilts that I need to quilt. I haven't quilted them because they need some special quilting, not just an overall pattern. And I can't decide what to do with them. So they wait patiently. But I would love to have them done.

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  11. I have exactly 2 quilt tops waiting to be quilted but at lease 37 others on the go. Machine quilting totally intimidates me because I am afraid to make a mistake.

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  12. I have an innova! And only make quilts so I can quilt, so no u.f.o's, unless you count the stash of FABRIC. Now, that's another topic.
    But, Karen, I am looking for guest artists and teachers for our 2nd biannual quilt show (starvalleyquilttrail.com) in late august 2019. Would you be interested in coming to beautiful western Wyoming (50 miles from Jackson Hole) and share your skills and work? Id love to hear from you. Csiwyo@hotmail.com

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  13. Would love to win. Right now I have 11 quilt tops waiting to be quilted that are lap size to queen size. Anything smaller than that I have finished. Main reason they are not finished is size of quilt and not sure what to quilt in them. I do not want simple meandering. ann.wilson437@gmail.com

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  14. Such stunning Quilting designs. I have 4 quilts that are waiting to be quilted. Watching my grandson has put them on hold for a bit. They don't stay little long. But would love to have some new inspiration for Quilting designs. Godsgifttreefarm@gmail.com

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  15. Karen, I have 21 quilt tops hanging in my closet. Yikes! They're not quilted because they're big and the thought of basting them and wrestling them under my domestic is not something that sounds fun. I keep thinking one day I'll get my much dreamed about long arm. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. I love the fact the first chapter discusses what to consider before purchasing a longarm. That's exactly where I'm at! I encourage anyone who hasn't taken one of your classes to do so. You are a wonderful teacher and your quilting is exquisite! I've enjoyed taking both your FMO quilting and ruler classes. I know with MANY hours of practice I too can learn to do this!

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  17. Good morning!

    I just sent 11 tops, ranging from a table runner to a queen size, home with my longarm quilter best friend. She does beautifully amazing work and I simply don't have the time (but especially the skills) to attempt it right now.

    Course that doesn't count the two more big tops that just need borders or the blocks that just need pieced into a top . . . :D

    Thanks!

    Barbara Jones
    barbara.ann.jones75@gmail.com

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  18. Beautiful quilts! I have one quilt on the frame (3/4 finished) and a table runner waiting to quilt. I have a larger quilt in the process of being pieced. I try to finish things before I dive into another project. Oops, I’m also hand appliquéing a small wall hanging.

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  19. This book sounds marvelous! I'm always looking for quilting inspiration. I have 6, maybe 7? tops waiting to be quilted right now. That's not a bad backlog for me. I tend to do my piecing, basting and quilting in batches so right now I'm in piecing mode. Mode is usually determined by mood! :)

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  20. I have 12 quilt tops to be done. Time is my issue. I work almost full time. My husband and I are of retirement age and we have a daughter and her two daughters living with us and another 18 year old granddaughter with us. I am hoping to retire in about a year. This week I took steps to make quilt piecing and quilting more doable by gathering all my stuff into one area. It will still be a struggle but my machine is now set up where there is good light and readily accessible. Diane in Wyoming

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  21. What great timing. I just took my first long arm class yesterday and found it awesome! Teresa's book and quilting is amazing. I work on a domestic machine and it takes me forever to get tops quilted, which is why I am exploring long arm work. I probably only have two or three unfinished tops, but it's always a challenge to figure out just what to quilt where, and I am always afraid of "ruining " my quilt with poor choices. Thanks for sharing the great giveaway!

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  22. What a gorgeous and inspirational book. I have two tops waiting to be finished, one going back 35 years as I could not find a suitable design to finish it.

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  23. I have probably (without going to look) 6 tops not quilted. Why, cost mainly is my reasoning and not feeling confident enough to do them myself secondly. I only recently drove (for about 30 seconds) a Bernina longarm. I’ve not drove one until this month because I was afraid 😱 one- I would love/want one and two-I don’t feel confident enough to know what to do. It’s my dream to have one though. I will be getting this book solely for the chapter on the first steps. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!

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  24. I have at least 20 waiting. Why some are too big, some I really want a Pro to quilt, some I don't know why not, some are just there for me to get better.

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  25. I would love to win this and get the courage to experiment more with my quilting

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  26. I have 6 tops waiting patiently to be quilted. I ponder on how I want to quilt them. The book looks amazing and I would like to win it.

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  27. I am thinking I have 9 tops to be quilted~ a few are waiting on me to learn :)

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  28. I have 7 tops waiting for me. Unless they are for a gift or a pattern cover, my Quilts don’t take priority over my customers. Need to change that! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. I only have 2 tops waiting to be quilted because I can't decide how I want to quilt them.... so there they sit :o(
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. Hey, Karen. You forced me to face reality. At last count, I had about 10 quilt tops waiting to be quilted up. Most are queen sized and the others are throw size--no wall hangings or table runners. Oh wait! I guess I have a wall hanging and a doll quilt that need to be quilted up too. And I just remembered 2 Christmas table tops as well. Yikes! Quilting up those big quilts always seems so daunting to me that I just procrastinate. But when I actually do begin, it goes amazingly quickly! Would love to win the book--new designs and techniques for quilting are always welcome.

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  31. I don't have any quilts tops to be quilted. My downfall is getting the tops done...I have several of those started. Once the top is complete, I can't wait to get it quilted and I quilt them myself. I'm probably an anomaly that way. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  32. I have at least a dozen quilt tops waiting to be quilted. I would like to win the book as I believe it would help me to get going. Knowing what to put on each quilt sure would help!

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  33. I have at least 7 tops waiting to be done and few more still in the process of sewing together. Unfortunately I've been caring for my 85 yr old Dad who has been placed in at home Hospice care so I haven't even sen my sewing machine in 5 months:) No sympathy though, I'd much rather be spending time with Dad right now than anything else! He keeps telling me to bring my machine and leave it at his house, I just might do that! Lstangl482 at aol dot com

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  34. I have 5 tops waiting to be quilted! Just need to find the time!

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  35. I have 2 tops waiting to be quilted. I am just nervous to get started quilting one of them, because I'm still a fmq beginner. The other one I don't really like any more. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. I have about 15 tops that need to be done - most of the time I dither about the quilting design that I want! Love the book's ideas and the spiral binding is very nice! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. HI,I have 2 waiting for top-stitching+binding!But I must reveal they are Baby Charity Quilts approx.3'5'so I complete them for giving fairly quickly! A far-cry from those doing bed-size quilts.
    Followed You for quite a while>FB,gmail,Pinterest,etc.
    Thank You for a neat Giveaway too! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  38. I have too many in various stages of becoming a quilt top, but am trying to finish them before I start another one. I also lack talent and imagination (how to quilt it). But I AM determined to finish them by myself.

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  39. At this moment, I have three tops waiting to be quilted and a few in piecing stages. The lack of a good machine to quilt with was my biggest obstacle. My wonderful husband remedied that last Christmas. Now I am finding it hard to find the right combination of energy and motivation when I am not at work. I waste too much time trying to decide how to quilt a project. The workbook would help get me off of the starting block.

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  40. Oh I have at least 15, never enough time, always other more pressing projects . Looks like a great book for all levels.

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  41. I have 6 quilts to be quilted. I am a hand quilter, so it all takes time. I would love to be able to do all of these beautiful designs on my own quilts. Thorntonsue.sue@gmail.com

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  42. At least 6 at this time. Some are percolating....waiting for inspiration, one waiting on templates just ordered and others will be Lantos for charity. k2sews@hotmail.com

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  43. I have 2 very small quilt tops that haven't been quilted yet. I still need to add the borders and decide what I want for the quilting. tonnabarrie@gmail.com

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  44. I have 5 ready to go and my APQS system sitting in boxes in the garage. We recently moved and waiting for flooring to be installed before things can be set up. marklegirl1@yahoo.com

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  45. Love the quilting in this book! I have about 3 projects waiting to be quilted mostly because it's hard to decide on design.

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  46. What beautiful longarm quilting! I have several quilt tops that need quilting, but since I'm in the process of moving, they wont get done for a while!
    yoyopattycakes@hotmail dot com

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  47. I have about 4, fear that I might mess them up!

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  48. I have 4 completed tops that need to be quilted. I haven't done them because I have no immediate need/use for those quilts and I have others in the works that do have a plan 😊. I'd love this book!

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  49. I'm in the middle of quilting two and will have four to quilt in December ...thankfully there aren't any waiting in the stash :)

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  50. I have six quilts to finish. It is a financial issue for me. I have a stash of fabric,charm
    packs and some jelly rolls that I can play with

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  51. I have 4 to finish..I like to start on something new..I get bored sometimes and go back to quilt it after a while

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  52. I have about 6 tops ready to be quilted or tied depends on my mood... lol just work 3rd shift takes alot to get moving... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  53. I have 3 or 4 projects that need to be quilted and TIME is my biggest enemy...too many irons in the fire. I'd love to own my own longarm and look forward to getting my hands on a copy of Teresa's book.

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  54. Looks like a great book. I have a few quilts waiting to be done, at least 3, probably more. I just run out of time. I wish I had a long arm, it would make some of it easier.

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  55. I have about 10 or so quilts to do. I do custom sewing for the Home
    And by time I get done with that I’m a little sewed out. Winters coming
    And my designer will be gone for awhile hopefully I can make a dent it
    Them.

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  56. tigerparents16@comast.net. Forgot email for reply 56 sandee

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  57. I probably have more than a dozen tops that need finishing. My problem is being easily distracted and always starting something new. I have been pretty good about getting at least one top finished each month though! The book looks awesome!

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  58. I quit counting quilt tops at 5 because that means I have a lot of quilting to do, and I'm not very comfortable with it yet. Live the quilts in the book! They're all gorgeous!

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  59. I have seven quilt tops waiting to be quilted. I am a longarmer and I want to do amazing designs on a few of the quilts, so I need to practice more! And I need to get ideas on how I want to quilt them. This book would be such a wonderful addition to my library. I hope you pick me!!! (or the machine picks me!) lol Thank you for the review and the giveaway.

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  60. I have 3 quilts in my stash that are waiting, waiting, waiting to learn everything I need to know to finish them from Teresa's book. I know it will be awesome full of help!

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  61. I have at least 6 tops waiting to be quilted. As to why they aren't quilted...it is sometimes overwhelming or intimidating to quilt a "special" quilt top. The more detailed the piecing or applique, the harder it is to take the leap and quilt it myself.

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  62. Hey Karen ! I have at least a dozen tops unquilted. When I bought my longarm I thought I would get mine done - but I jumped into the deep end and got busy fast quilting others' quilts. I am looking forward to having Theresa's book in my library. Her work is so inspiring!

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  63. Love to have this book, right up my alley. I have about 22 tops to be quilted and the reason why?? I used to handquilt them all, and ran out of enough time to keep up with my piecing, so I bought a la machine, and now I don't quilt because I am so intiminated after ruining a top for my friend. grrr.

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  64. I am so very new to longarm quilting and it scares the willies out of me. Just today I bought the backing to a throw that I'm doing for myself-figured it'd be best to do my first official quilt on the frame and keep it. Up until now I've done quilting on my Designer 1 and I've done experimenting on scraps on the long arm...but it's time to take the plunge and actually do a real quilt. I believe this book would be a real treasure to have and to learn from. Thank you for considering my entry.

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  65. Hello! I have 6 tops waiting to be quilted. First reason, because I was taught to hand quilt, but I piece on a machine... so I can pump tops out much faster than get them quilted. Second, I'm very new to trying to learn to quilt on a machine, so I'm kinda nervous and not real excited to mess up a top trying to learn... so they sit. Maybe a new book with inspiration would be just what I need to grab that beast by the horns �� email is erin073112@gmail.com

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  66. I currently have 13 quilts waiting to be quilted everything from small wall hangings to queen sized quilts. I have been having issues with my longarm and have been holding off while I try to problem solve. I live that the book is spiral bound!! All of the quilting is amazing

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  67. Oh Karen this is awesome giveaway. Currently I just finished one quilt top yesterday and only have one to finish. The only thing holding me back is simply time - full time job with travel- oh I long for the day when I can quilt full time!

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  68. I have about 3 charity quilt tops to quilt. I wait to quilt these when I'm not busy quilting tops for my 89 year old friend. I usually quilt my tops as soon as I finish the tops. I would love to have this book in my library.
    cecilialyoung(at)gmail.com

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  69. Ruthg24@verizon.netOctober 13, 2017 at 8:11 PM

    I have many quilt tops to be finished, please send some inspiration!

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  70. I have to admit I have NO quilt tops waiting to be quilted. It sounds like an untruth, but the truth of the matter is I've been working hard to get small quilts, mini quilts and larger quilts all quilted and ready to wash before we left for our trip South. It may be the ONLY time during the year I could say I have none to do. I'm on the way to quilt retreat where I expect to put two quilt tops together so I'll be ready to quilt when I get to Florida. Love the designs she has in the book and would love to win. Marsha at QuilterinMotion.net quilterinmotion@gmail.com

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  71. I don't mind machine quilting, and probably have at least 6 tops waiting. The tops go together so much faster. The barrier is time... having the time. The book looks fabulous. Thanks for a chance.

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  72. Yikes, I probably have 5 quilts to quilt of my own but 10 UFO's that will be awesome to quilt when done.

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  73. Would Love The Chance To Win, Thank You For The Opportunity. I have only 2 waiting to be quilted. It has been a hard summer for my family. So many trips to hospitals for Husband (cancer) and Son (BAD car accident). But they are BOTH finally home and doing well. So I get to get back to my quilts. Jennifer Sharp knj5510@gmail.com

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  74. I have three quilt tops that are ready for quilting. Then there are the five or six that are in various stages of completion. I am so blessed to have an awesome quilter that works absolute magic on my quilt tops. Yep, Teresa Silva is her name. She does amazing quilting on everything that she touches. Reading the blogs about her book are giving me the courage to try to attempt some of her designs and techniques on my smaller items such as toppers and table runners. Excited to get her book in my hands.

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  75. I have two . One I already stared quilting but I don't like how I have quilted it so far. I'm thinking of taking the stitching out and starting over. I have a thanksgiving Quilt that needs a few more blocks to call it done and start quilting it. I moved to a bigger house so now that I actually have a sewing studio I will be able to continue working on my projects again.

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  77. I could certainly use some inspiration!

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  78. I am always looking for inspiration and new designs to try I would love a copy of this book that you for the opportunity Terry twrow@wispernet.ca

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  79. I would love to win this. I'm new to quilting and love what I have learned so far. Being on SSI and a budget, don't get to buy many books. Thank you

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  80. I have 8 quilts hanging in the closet waiting to be long armed with one on the machine.... just need to get my butt in gear and start them!

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  81. I have six tops waiting for quilting. My problem is that I don’t know what to quilt. Do I stitch in the ditch around the blocks first etc. I wish I knew where I could learn the process of figuring out what to do.

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  82. I don’t have any right now to quilt since I do my own the problem is finding the time to make the 6 in line to be made!!!! I have been making wall hangings and rag quilts for Christmas gifts and a working on a scrap quilt my new obsession!

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  83. Ohhh wow! This book looks wonderful. :)

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  84. 5 or 6 right now. Lack of time and ideas.

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  85. I have a dozen or more twin to queen size quilt tops waiting for the perfect design. Karen your beautiful free motion quilting has made me want to step out of my free motion stipple comfort zone and learn to be more artistic in my quilting! I am just starting your quilt along and would love to have this book as an additional learning tool!!!!Thank you for your inspiring me to grow in my F.M.Q.

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  86. I only have 2 not quilted! I am looking forward to getting the two done and gifted this holiday season! thanks!

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  87. I have one quilt waiting to be quilted. Most of the reason it isn't done is the space to quilt. But also I don't know what to quilt on it. Thanks for the chance to win this new book. Can't wait to read it! camperchow@msn.com

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  88. Hi..I have 9 to quilt. For years I would piece tops and then fold them up nicely and put them away. I was afraid to try to quilt them because many years earlier I destroyed a jacket I had spent so much time constructing by trying a technique where I was to drop the feed dogs..well not knowing anything about what to do when you drop the feed dogs..the hungry dogs proceeded to eat my beautiful jacket. It was destroyed. So I vowed I would never ever drop the dogs again. Well after my Dad passed away my Mom moved in with us (she also quilts) and she kept pestering me to give it a try..so in the winter of 2014 I took a deep breath..put my big girl pants on and gave it a go. All I can say is I'm still kicking myself for not giving it a go when I started piecing back in the 90's LOL Anyways I've been quilting the pile of tops (as well as new ones) and I'm down to about 9 left to do now. Have a great weekend! belinda082964@gmail.com

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  89. ah! I have Zero un-quilted tops, 102 quilted ones... I quilt on a boat, so no storage room. I must finish every quilt before the captain lets me store more fabric. It's a great incentive to finish. I have hardly any space, 36x43 on my saloon table, but that does not prevent me from piecing and quilting king-size quilts! This books seems wonderful, would love to own it!

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  90. Do I have to also count projects that are almost finished? No? Phew. My stack of flimsies to be quilted is still pretty big - but I'm working on it. Have just got my new Bernina Q24 up and running, and I've started to work through my stack :) Leaves only a dozen and a half.

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  91. I would love a chance of winning this beautiful book. I so want to learn how to quilt my quilt tops. I have so many waiting to be quilted. I can't afford to have them all professionally quilted. I just want to learn how to do it myself. Lyn lyn.underhill@gmail.com

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  92. I would love to win this book. I have at least 30 tops waiting to be quilted. I just got a longarm this summer and plan to spend the winter working through the stack. My goal is to get good at the longarm! Thanks for the giveaway chance. Kathy at tcreekquilts at gmail.com

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  93. Currently I have four Quilt tops waiting to be quilted. As for the reasons why they are not finished, I don't have the ability (talent) to do it myself and as a disabled nurse, I live on a fixed income and a very tight budget. I would love to learn how to machine quilt with my home machine. Fingers crossed
    fan14lisa@yahoo.com

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  94. Looks like a very useful book. Thank you for the opportunity to work. I could really use this.

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  95. I am just a recently retired grandmother with no mind-boggling portfolio of work and only one quilt to be quilted. It was the first pieceing I had ever done about 2years ago, from OhFransson. Since then I have concentrated on free motion quilting and doing Leah Day's flower Block Party. AFTER HAT I will go back to that original quilt top ad finish it. I am loving FMQ and still amassing my library of resources for the future.

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  96. Hello! I have 7 quilts waiting to be quilted . . .I've been busy making tops anticipating the arrival of my new Bernina Q24 this month! Previously Ive quilted my quilts on a sit-down Babylock Tiara (and sent the REALLY BIG quilts to a LA) Once I finish a top I really like to get it quilted (my favorite part!) This book sounds like a must have for me! I can be contacted at jean.kerri@gmail.com

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  97. I have at least 5 tops waiting to be quilted, but that’s because I take on quilts that my guild donates in the community, too. This book looks like candy, though...I would love to do some of that wholecloth work!

    Carole S.

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  98. None! I finish my quilts as soon as I piece them. I know if I keep it aside I might never finish it!

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  99. I don't have any waiting to be quilted, as I don't have enough storage space to let them sit around. LOL! I'd love to win this book, as inspiration is often the hardest part for me.

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  100. I don't have any waiting for quilting, I finished Stars on Autumn Lane before my Autumn Jubilee started. I struggle with custom style quilting, designing is a big part of my educational need. I'd love to win this book!!

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  101. I have twelve quilt tops waiting to be finished. I was ready and eager to get all my project completed when I became seriously ill last year. It is has been a long road to recovery, and now, I am inspired by the possibilities this book offers. I am so excited to finish those quilt tops and create more loving works of art to share with my family and friends.

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  102. I just got a used HQ16 in July and still doing practice pieces. Improving slowly and this workbook (playbook) would really help me get the 3 tops completed.

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  103. I can't wait to read through this book. Looks very inspiring.

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  104. I have 4 tops to finish yet. Some bordering to finish first. From what I can see of this book. There are a lot of wonderful ideas in it. I would love this book in my room. ��
    laruby2008@gmail.com

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  105. I have 7 quilts in various stages of completeness. I held off finishing some while I got my ruler foot and rulers for my birthday last month. Now I can finish them all and this book would really help me to figure out what to quilt and how since I've only started FMQ in March. I love following you Jeanne and look forward to someday seeing you in person. I'm Carolsierasky@gmail.com

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  106. I hate to admit that I have about twenty finished quilt tops waiting. I have put off finishing them partly due to time contraints, but more because of lack of confidence. I am afraid that my quilting will not match my vision. The tips in this book sounds like they would be a big confidence booster.

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  107. I'm SO glad I don't have to count my UFOs!!! I just moved some things around in my sewing room to make room for my sit down long arm. It's amazing all the tops I found! I think I can easily count about 26 tops to be quilted. They aren't quilted because I didn't know how I wanted to quilt them. I would LOVE your book to help with inspiration!
    sewpro13@gmail.com

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  108. What a wonderful opportunity to get this book!! I'm recently retired and have a goal to master FMQ on my Juki QVP 2200 midarm. I just quilted my first feathers and started doing ruler work. I would SO appreciate this book to help me advance my skills!! Thanks for your blog!!

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  109. I actually don't have any unquilted finished tops. I do however have several projects that need to be pieced.

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  110. I quilt my own tops but need lots of help. I study the quilt to listen to it and hope it "speaks" to me so that I quilt it right, but I need so much practice!! I use these books for inspiration. I just finished 2 last week, have one top waiting to be finished, but many, many more in my head waiting to be created!! Thank you for this giveaway. You are awesome!

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  111. I have 10 I can think of off the top of my head. I have a long arm but have only done one quilt on it! This book could help. Dspence77@gmail.com

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  112. Wow after reading all the comments about unfinished quilts I feel downright disciplined haha thanks ladies. I only have 3 quilt tops needing quilting and two projects on the go. Fmq is my real passion, love everything about it. Would get lots of use out of this book. Thanks

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  113. I only have two quilts of my own waiting to be quilted. Why? Too busy quilting for others, and I must admit, I start new projects before I get old ones finished. Doh!

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  114. Hi! I have a few quilt tops in different stages and two others completed. I do have one finished top that I have started quilting and I don't like the way its coming out, so it's in time-out for a while. I need to go back to the basics and start over. Then I'll have my two tops....maybe three!..completed and be happy with the quilting!

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  115. Looks like a great workbook with lots of info!! Would love to win it! Thank you!

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  116. Thank you for opportunity to win this book! It would really help me develop my skills which would REALLY help me finish up the 6 quilts that need to be finished! Lack of time but lack of skill too. Would love to win! thank you

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  117. This book looks great. I have 4 quilts ready to quilt. Time and learning to figure out the proper design to quilt it is holding me back. rdwhiting1@gmail.com

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  118. I have 2 quilt tops waiting for quilting. They haven't been quilted yet because on was just finished this afternoon, and the other is waiting for a batting purchase in Houston (yikes!!!!) next month. I would surely love to win this book!!!!

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  119. Looks like a great book! I'd love to win!!

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  120. What an awesome book. I need inspiration to finish 5 tops waiting to be quilted.

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  121. I only have one, because I like to complete a project before moving on to the next. :) The book looks great!

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  122. I have two tops that I made for my two granddaughters. Just need to make the backings then off to the quilter!

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  123. I probably have a dozen quilts waiting to be quilted, and the reasons are: 1) I don't think I have the skills to quilt them myself, 2) they are too big for me to handle them (physically), and 3) they will bust my budget if I take them to the longarmer.

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  124. I have about 8 tops waiting to be quilted. They have been sitting for many years while I waited to get a longarm which I finally got to purchase this year. Now they are waiting as I practice and get ideas in order to finish them up. Great giveaway! Sounds like something I can really use and benefit from! Thank you!!

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  125. I have 9 completed tops waiting - I quilt on my domestic machine. Quilting them is a long process, and I get distracted by new patterns to try!

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  126. The book sounds wonderful. I have 3 unfinished tops and a newly purchased midarm machine to work with. I love ruler work and all 3 are nearing completion.

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  127. Hi Karen I have approx. 5 quilt tops to be quilted. My problem is that I make BIG quilts and if they are not super fabulous...i.e. really special, I try and quilt them myself. The special quilts are sent to a long arm quilter. I think I just need to sit and do it on my domestic machine, but am nervous of making a start! :-) Thanks for offering the giveaway. Happy to pay postage if I was lucky enough to win!! :-)

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  128. Hi Karen,
    I have about 2 quilts to quilt and my plan is to use rulers. Currently I have no alone time from my 4 yr old to work on them. Love this book and think I need to get busy. Thanks so much for keeping us interested and ready to begin.

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  129. Hanging my head in shame. I have at least 13 if not more.....Siouxzq64@gmail.com

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  130. I have 5 quilts, not quilted because I'm Still piecing them. I think this book looks amazing. Dolores Pearly0419@gmail.com

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  131. If my fmq turned out that beautiful, I wouldn't have any waiting to be quilted! As it is, I have one in process and another waiting in line. I tend to quilt one right after it's finished, but I'm having a terrible time deciding WHAT to quilt. golfingofcourse@gmail.com

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  132. My local quilt group has a continuing challenge each year to see who can finish the most UFO (unfinished objects, full quilts or wallhangings). You must make a list so they may be crossed off as you bring them into group finished. I was shocked to find over 30 items on my list as I went through my sewing room. I was too ashamed to join last year but have purchased a new Bernina machine that I can use to finish those projects. I have promised myself to join in 2018 and actually finish some, maybe not all, but at least enough to make a dent in my hoarder habit. I love to start something, just have trouble finishing them.

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  133. I have six waiting to be quilted and one that I am hand quilting. As I am still rather inexperienced I worry about the right design for each one.

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  134. The book looks like a great one - it's going onto my wishlist!! Not only do I have a very high pile of flimsies waiting for quilting, I also have 4 that are partially quilted.... they get put aside when something else has a deadline...arrrrrrrgggghhhhhh

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  135. I have at least 8 that need to be quilted and the reason I haven't done anything with them yet is I'm to busy drooling over yours and others designers and their talents. Guess I need to put on my big girl panties and start.

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  136. Well, right now my quilt top "stash" is down to just 3. They're all quilts for me, and I'm waiting because I just bought my very first LA machine, thanks to Teresa's wonderful words of encouragement. So, as soon as I can get it set up, and do some practicing, they are going to get quilted. Simple edge to edge quilting to start with, and if I mess up, it's just a quilt for me.

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  137. I'm somewhat new to the longarm business and would love to learn new ways to quilt those beautiful quilts.

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  138. How many quilt tops? I think i have 3- two are definitely done and one I am still thinking about adding on to. These aren't done mainly because I have 3 craft fairs I plan to participate in and I'm in a time crunch to make items for those. LaurieEMatthews at gmail dot com

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  139. Hi Karen...I was lucky enough to enjoy your lecture tonight at the Edmond Quilt Guild. What a treat!! Your quilts are amazing. I have at least 8 quilt tops that need to be quilted. I'm looking forward to trying some of your techniques. lab130@hotmail.com

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  140. This book looks like a lot of fun! I aspire to have quilting skills even remotely close to YOURS and Teresa's! I have 2 quilt tops and 1 almost finished and I always get slowed by making the backing and then the quilting...mostly the quilting. I have grand ideas and then chicken out and do straight line quilting. On my very first ever quilt I did a really nice stipple and it turned out great! Not sure why I am so chicken to try more on an actual quilt?!?

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  141. Great review. Right now I have two quilt tops waiting. I'm just needing the time to do it. I love free motion quilting and this book looks really helpful.

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  142. I have between 10-15 table toppers, runners, and wall hanging to get quiltied. �� They are waiting for me to have the courage and confidence to quilt them myself! Would love to win this book of inspiration and information.

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  143. I have 14 quilts & sets of blocks waiting. My health problems have prevented me quilting them until now. I recently purchased a HQ Simply16 so I can finally quilt, it's easier on my body. But I have to learn to FMQ because it's the one area of quiltmaking I avoided before due to pain, fatigue & muscle weakness. I'm also a carer for my intellectually disabled daughter. This book looks perfect for my needs.

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  144. I have a longarm machine that I've had just under a year. I have yet to complete a quilt on it. I need the help.

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  146. I have been quilting my quilts on my domestic machine. I have done approximately 6 a year for the last couple of years. I just could not afford to send them out for the quilting so I had to bite the bullet and do them myself.Oh how I would love to win a copy of the book.

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  147. I have about 10 quilts in my lineup. I have been short of time and inspiration this year. All I really know how to do is the meander.

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  148. This book amazing and considering the author, I hav doubt that it is amazing on every page. I’d so love to win this one so I could explore Teresa,s tips and improve my longarm quilting. Thanks for the chance!

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  149. I have about 6 tops waiting for me to quilt. Why you ask? No excuse now, I retired this year! I've acquired some rulers and a ruler foot. Off to practice! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book.
    ejmono@gmail.com

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  150. I'm sew excited about this workbook!!! So glad I noticed this in my facebook feed!

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  151. I have 4 tops waiting. One I'm about to start on my DSM and another I have to completely rip out because I did such a terrible job on it while I've been learning to long arm. It was my first actual quilt top that I worked on, instead of just practice pieces and I guess I needed more help, as it didn't turn out so well! The other two will have to wait for inspiration to hit.

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  152. I just started long arm quilting this summer. I would love to win so that I can broaden my horizons on this wonderful art.

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  153. Three completed and two under construction and many more in the idea stage. The quilt on my frame is one made 25 years ago. It's a lone star that I took a class on how to strip piece and I added the corner blocks that my husband redrafted for me to make it a Spring Star like in Judy Martin's book. This was one of the first ones I made and my baby son was just crawling. Back then I sewed at the dining room table and quilted on my Necci sewing machine. . . .as I was working on this he would grab the fabric and help so needless to say my pieces were wonky so putting those corner blocks was a huge challenge. Then because it seemed so plain I wanted to quilt a whimsical motif but the class I went to on quilting the instructor was very rigid on what to quilt and she told me it was a stupid idea. I was so embarrassed in front of the class that this top has languished all this time. So I put it on the frame 2 days age and of course it was not exactly square. So I got the top top edge basted down and squared off then attatched the bottom of the top to the leader and figured out where it needed to be to be square or within at least a 1/4". Spritzed it down with water and steamed away with my iron; added some starch and more steam. I used the canned soup can technique to baste the bottom edge. These tips I leaned on a beginner long armers FB group. It was amazing to see it shrink into square. Worked my way back up measuring away to make sure it was where it was to be. Now I'm waiting for my thread order and I drew out a plan. This will not be the whimsical theme I wanted but a practice piece for feathers and curved cross hatching (in the corner squares). This quilt is a lesson to be yourself. YOU are the creator of these quilts. So back then McTavishing was unheard of but she wasn't afraid to embrace it like I was.

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  154. I have 10 quilt tops needing to be quilting and I have a long arm machine! I just need help getting started on using my long arm machine. This book could be just the help I need.
    dspencer@lcdoe.org

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  155. Hi Karen I have 3 unquilted tops and 1 current one that I am enjoying quilting. I would love to win this book so I can learn even more patterns ❤

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  156. I have 17 tops waiting for me to quilt. I just stand and stare not knowing what to quilt on them. Lol email cramsey10150@aol.com

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  157. I have 3 quilts waiting to be quilted, I have been working on my projects have them all done but the last three. the reason for being behind is I am a RV quilter so most of the summer we are out camping and sewing outdoors with my quilting buddies. So I have to wait to be home to use my Platinum 16 Sit Down Larg Arm my email address is sraw@comcast.net

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  158. Wow, this looks really amazing and I would love this book. I'm trying to get back into long arm quilting and this could be just the ticket! Thanks for the opportunity!
    LauraTawney7 @ gmail.com
    Laura T

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  159. I have about 20 quilts to be quilted because I used to work at a quilt supply store. I practice on some and give them to charity. Would love Teresa's book.

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  160. I have not tried Aurofil yet because I didn't know which thread would work best. I just bought a new sewing machine and am ready to GO! I am in awe of your work but I have done a few sample sandwiches and realize how hard it is. I will keep trying!

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