Monday, May 12, 2014

GIVEAWAY!!!

Oh! Oh! Oh!
I just love linking up
 with Sew Mama Sew 
http://www.sewmamasew.com/
for giveaway week,
don't ya know?!
(Did you catch the poetry? hee-hee)

In my never ending process of 
using/sorting/rearranging
my way too big personal fabric shop stash
I have gathered 
some yummies 
for you to chose from.

Here are your choices:

1- A few yards of Mary Lou Weidman fabric and scraps


2 - 10 egg and chicken themed fat quarters
(Hmm..wonder which came first!)


3 - Fat quarters and half yards of spunky Olivia fabric


4 - Gallon size baggie of polka dot scraps!
(Love me some polka dots!)


5 - Gallon size baggie of Kaffe scraps!
(LOVE LOVE me some Kaffe!)


6 - 13 Anna Marie Horner fat quarters!


7 - 3 half yards of fabric with gold!
(Ooh la la!)


Everyone world wide is welcome to play!

Three chances to win -

1. Leave me a comment telling me which fabric catches your eye and tell me your best/worst quilt shop experience. 
(I have been working in a quilt shop 
once a week for the last five months 
and I am curious to hear your thoughts).

2. Tell me you are a follower 
or become a new follower 
(thank you - BIG hug!).

3. Tell me that you got a friend of yours to follow
(thank you thank you!)

Winners chosen randomly 
by the numbers my sons shout out 
and announced on May 16th!

Have fun checking out the other giveaways!





409 comments:

  1. What a fun bunch of fabric! I love the chicken/egg set and the Anna Marie Horner. I think my best experience was when I took my two oldest into the shop to pick out fabric for a block. I was working with one of them on deciding and the lady at the counter helped my son by showing him stuff. I know that's standard selling practice, but I was so grateful. That and she encouraged them to come back and show her their blocks when they got finished. The one thing I consistently dislike at the fabric shop is when they talk negatively about people--especially people's work. Not terribly encouraging when you're starting out.

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    1. Thanks for sharing! I too am grateful for kindness towards my kids!

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  2. My local fabric shop is a *big* warehouse type place and while most of them are lovely, there are a few who appear as if they are doing you a favour by serving you. Hate that attitude soooooo much. Definitely the Anna Maria Horner. I have been dying to use her fabrics.

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    1. :( Boo on those few! Hooray they are not the majority!

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  3. I love the way you're doing your random drawing!!! You can never go wrong with the Anna Marie Horner fabrics.

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  4. I'm a new follower with Bloglovin' - I like your style!

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  5. 6 - 13 Anna Marie Horner fat quarters! caught my eye!

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  6. Chickens and eggs - for sure! My sister has chickens (she calls them her girls) and I've been wanting to make her a quilt with some chicken/egg fabrics. I don't think I've ever had a bad quilt shop experience. You can't say that about any other kind of business, now can you? blessings, marlene

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    1. I agree! In five months I have had all great customers!

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  7. Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to win the Anna Marie Horner FQ bundle. At my favorite quilt shop one time they let me have some stuff on sale even though it wasn't supposed to go on sale until later that week.

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  8. I have to choose just one?! Either the Polka dot scraps or ann marie horner fat quarters! I haven't had a bad quilt shop experience since everyone has always been so nice to this new/nervous quilter.

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    1. Chuck that nervousness off girl! Quilting is a joyous activity!

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  9. I also follow on bloglovin!

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  10. Oooh... want the Anna Maria Horner fq's! Best quilt shop experience was walking into a shop with my children and the salesperson engaged in friendly conversation with them. This does not always happen in a quilt shop- sometimes I get annoyed looks as soon as my children walk through the door!

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    1. I remember those looks when my guys were little. It's such a tough call. I try to get them to sit and color.

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  11. As a huge fan of both AMH and Kaffe, I must follow along on bloglovin'!

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    1. :) Sounds like we might be kindred spirits!

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  12. I must be dreaming... Anna Maria Horner Bohemian fabrics that I'm so desparately looking for? Impossible! I've got some of them (scraps mainly), but there are some prints I don't have so far. So now I will keep my fingers crossed to be a lucky ducky:)

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  13. I'm your new follower on Bloglovin':)

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  14. I love the Anna Maria Horner fabrics. Like LOVE them. I just love when you can strike up a conversation with the people working at the shop and it feels like you've been best friends your whole life.

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    1. YES! Isn't that funny how that happens? I agree totally!

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  15. Wow- I love the AMH!!!! I had a lady snap at my son for touching something and it was really, really rude!!!!

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  16. I love the chicken and egg fabrics :D
    I admit I haven't really had any bad experiences in quilt shops, just a lot of time looking at lovely fabrics!

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  17. I love #6 the AMH fat quarters, I haven't done a lot of shopping at a local quilt shop (I have kids so tend to do a big store with cheaper fabrics, or online shops) but I did shop at one when I was pregnant with #2 and they had a lovely little play area for my toddler-which was a lifesaver! I was actually able to concentrate on my fabric shopping since she was entertained-however then she discovered the water cooler and it was over for me-she kept running straight toward it and pushing the lever for the water to go EVERYWhERE!

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  18. I love the AMH fat quarters too. Can't resist a bit of AMH! Worst quilt shop experience has to be when I drove hours out of my way to a particular shop, only to find that their website was wrong and it was closed!!! I was NOT a happy bunny. catrinmanel.wordpress.com

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  19. AnnaMarie Horner fabric. My fav quilt shops are the ones that greet you with a smile and a hello.

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  20. I love the AMH fat quarters! Just beautiful! My worst experience with a quilt shop happened just recently. The owner flat out lied to me about something and it has turned me off of shopping there. It's too bad, because it used to be my favorite store. :-(

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  21. I love the Kaffe Fassett scraps! My favorite quilt shop memory is from February of this year: my daughter was visiting from Brooklyn, my other daughter was visiting from Sweden, and my son was visiting from Japan - and we were all investigating a quilt shop we had read about!

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  22. I follow your blog with blog lovin.'

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  23. I love the AMH fabrics! My fav quilt shop memory was going and buying myself FQs of the entire Midwest Modern lines!

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    1. OH! LOVE when a woman knows how to treat herself!

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  24. I love the polka dot scraps, the olivia fabric, the anna marie horner... all of it :) We drove almost 5 hours to a quilt shop I read about in a book as a surprise for my birthday a few years ago {my husband arranged it all}. It was fabulous.

    glazefamily3 AT gmail.com

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  25. follow on bloglovin- Desiree Glaze

    glazefamily3 AT gmail.com

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  26. I love the chicken and egg fabric. When my oldest daughter was 2, I made her a "chicken dress" with chicken, egg, chicken wire, and grass fabric!!

    It took a long time for me to be taken seriously at my local quilt shop. I was too young, and didn't fit their customer profile very well. My worst experience is simply having been ignored. :(

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    1. :( Oh, that makes me feel like giving you a hug! Sounds like to stuck with it?! I try very hard to be non-judgmental! Hang in there!

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  27. I love the Eggs and Chickens Fabric. My local quilt shop is the best. They are considerate, helpful, full of ideas and just plain lovely ladies. If I really love a fabric, but at the time dont have the money for it, they will suggesst a close second. Usually right on. They ask questions, like "have you cleaned your machine since your last project?" A huge thumbs up for these ladies.

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  28. Love the AMH, the polka dots and the chicken and the egg oh my! I do very little quilt store shopping. We live near a textile mill and I like to go to their warehouse sales instead.

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  30. I love a scrappy quilt so it all looks intriguing. I think the Olivia fabric speaks to me the most. Several years ago some friends and I were on a shop hop and as soon as we walked out of her shop we could see her through the window spraying air freshener. I was riding in the car with those women and I know we didn't smell. So she must have thought something else did. I will say - I've never been back. It may have been an innocent thing on her part but it was offensive to me. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  31. I love #6. I love going to quilt shops when on vacation. Fabric is the "souvenir" I bring home.

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    1. Me too! First thing I do at the hotel is peruse the phone book!

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  32. The chicken and egg fabric caught my eye.
    I took my 2 year old son into the quilt store with me and I was nervous about that, since toddlers can be wild. But the lady working there was so nice to him and gave him a homemade frog to play with in the store, so that really kept him busy, allowing me to shop for fabric. :) I've taken him back there again and they have a basket of toys he can play with.

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  33. Oh, tough choice! I'd have to go with A. the chicken and egg fabrics or B. the polka dot scraps. Love them both!

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    1. Maybe polka dot chickens are in your future?!

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  34. I am a follower with the "Followers" widget.

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  35. Love #2, I think the chicken came first. I went to the States last November and was so excited to get to touch and see and then buy fabric (have to buy online) I went to 2 different fabric shops and they both charged me wrong prices, the first one I caught cause I was counting my pennies and only bought yardage and it was easy to do the math. The second shop I didn't catch the price difference cause I bought so much and found out that they charge me for a full yard on 2 of the fabrics that I only got 1/2 a yard of, so they got an extra $10 bucks from me, really ruined my vacation, I couldn't go back because we were on the road. But then the Love Karma came, I stopped at Piecemakers Country Store in Costa Mesa, CA. when I told the lady I was buying backing for charity quilts, she gave me a HUGE Trash Bag full of fun scraps to share with my quilting bee, that made up for the other 2 shops in trying to rip me off.

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    1. Whew! At least there was a good ending! Love that woman's generosity. Goes to show you how you never know how powerful your words and actions can be!

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  36. I got my friend Shirley to follow last year, now I will see if Erin would like too :)

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    1. Hi Mara! Nice to see you again! Since we last visited, I think of you and where you live often! I look forward to meeting up some day!

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  37. The Olivia fabric would be fabulous for my little girl! Haven't been in many quilt stores lately. Last time, everyone was friendly and very helpful to me.

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  38. I really enjoy shop hops.... I love checking out all the great fabric and ideas from the different shops!

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    1. Me too! Wouldn't it be great if they had a 50% off hop?!

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  39. What wonderful fabrics - but my favourite is the Kaffe scraps although the polka dots are a close second.

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    1. Kaffa dot?! I am totally a mush for both my self! :)

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  40. Love the Anna Marie Horner fat quarters and the polka dot scraps! Thankfully I haven't had any bad quilt shop experiences. My LQS is very friendly and helpful!

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  41. Love the AMH bundle! Worst quilt shop experience is whenever I call my LQS--their phone/customer service is not good. Usually I call to see if they have something in stock and they give me some vague answer and won't go check! Very frustrating--I always end up just getting it online instead of going to look for myself.

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  42. I really love the 3 half yards of fabric with gold! I've been lucky that all my quilt shop experiences have been great - it probably helps that I order everythingbecause I don't have al ocal store. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

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  43. 6 - 13 Anna Marie Horner fat quarters. That's what I would choose! My best experience was just lately while I was at a quilt retreat and we went to a local shop. When measuring they always go up a little on the fabric plus the fabric was very, very well priced!

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  44. I just signed up to receive your e-mails.

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  45. Love the AMH fabric! My best experience has been just with folks who listen. My worst is folks who push a product to death.

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  46. The polka dot scraps for me. I was recently in a shop where I needed to 'find' fabrics to frame a counted cross stitch project. I wasn't sure what to get. The lady at the counter asked if she could take the project and look around for me while I shopped. She came back with two beautiful batiks that were perfect. I hadn't even thought of batiks! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  47. I am a new follower via RSS Feeds.

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  48. Unique themes attract my eye. Worst thing to happen, I ordered red fabric and it wasn't real "crayon" red..it was an orangish, not red like it showed on the screen. I complained and they sent me another red, but still, it wasnt red red. I just recently used that fabric and it was so stretchy you'd a thought it was a knit! Oh well!
    Found you on the Sew Mama Sew blog giveaway!

    Cheri
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com
    coffeebreakwhatever(at)yahoo(dot)com
    http://www.fabricandmemories.com

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  49. Found you on the Sew Mama Sew blog giveaway! I joined to follow via email!

    Cheri
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com
    coffeebreakwhatever(at)yahoo(dot)com
    http://www.fabricandmemories.com

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  50. My favorite are the Anna Marie Horner fat quarters, but those chickens and eggs are so darn cute! I guess I've never really had a super memorable good or bad quilt shop experience. One shop I went to tied my purchases with a scrap strip of fabric and I liked that. Thanks!

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  51. The kaffeeklatsch scraps are my favorite. I have not had a bad quilt shop experience

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  52. The AMH definitely catches my eye! And, my best quilt shop experience was with friends in California, at a place called The Pharmacy. They had bolts and bolts of fabric for $4 a yard. And, really good older stiff, if you were willing to dig. So much fun! Thanks for the entry!!

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  53. Love Anna Marie Horner's Fat quarters. The worst quilt store experience has always been when the workers act like they are too busy to help. Being friendly is the key. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. Who wouldn't love fabric with gold? That's my fav, but they are all great prizes. There was one shop during shop hop that raised the prices of their 2008 fabric to 2013 prices. That just didn't seem right so I passed on the purchase.

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  55. I follow you via Bloglovin.

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  56. I follow you via bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

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  57. Anna Marie Horner please! Thanks for the beautiful giveaway. sarah@forrussia.org

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  58. I love your Anna Marie Horner fabrics! My best fabric shop experience has been with a nearby local fabric shop - everyone there is just so willing to help with every project! My worst fabric shop experience has been at Jo-Ann's - the workers there seem to be annoyed by the presence of customers, they want to brush you off as quickly as possible. I think the worst part was that I bought a bunch of fat quarters and when I got home and started pulling off the sticker that held each one together it left sticky residue on my fabrics! I was so upset! Thank you for your very generous giveaway!
    amy.forkner (at) gmail (dot) com

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  59. I like the Mary Lou Weidemen fabric. My best fabric shop experience actually happens every time I go to Fabric Shack. those gals are so delightful and sweet! And the selection is to die for! My worst fabric shop experience is at a shop that sells machines and asks what kind I have, where did I buy it, what did I pay and why didn't I buy it there? Seriously. I don't go there often, only if I'm at my wits end looking for something.......Thanks for the opportunity.

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  60. The Anna Maria Horner FQs catch my eye. I went to a LQS where the owner was very opinionated and outspoken. She went on and on criticizing anybody who would use a lot of white in a quilt. This after I mentioned a quilt I made with a lot of near white as the background. Then she had a personal phone call and after she got off the phone ranted about the problems her boyfriend has. I haven't been back.

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  61. Anna Marie Horner. I was at JoAnn's buying 1/2 yd for a prom dress remodel. When I got home the fabric was gone. I looked everywhere, returned to the store, asked if they had seen it and they gave me another 1/2 yd no charge. Won my loyalty for sure. Thanks.

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  62. My favorite is the Anna Marie Horner fabric, I love her designs. The closest thing we have to a quilt shop is Joann's and they seem to have a habit of mixing fabric that is not on sale in with the sale fabrics so I have to argue a lot about that!

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  63. Had to pick the Anna Marie Horner fat quarters as soon as I spotted the paisley fabric. My youngest granddaughter Paisley turns one in a few weeks. I've never been in a dedicated quilt shop, but I've had good and bad experiences in fabric stores. One I remember was when I purchased some expensive material for a flower girl dress for my granddaughter. I noticed a flaw as the clerk was cutting it, so she said she would add more yardage to compensate. When I got home and measured the fabric, not only did she not give me extra yardage, she actually shorted me. Now I watch them like a hawk.

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  64. Definitely #6, the AMH FQs. I've never owned any AMH, and I'd love to. Best quilt shop experience: Gee Gee's in Yelm, WA: they had tons of precuts like charms & FQs, plus many shades of perle cotton balls, and were super nice. Worst: pretty much every other quilt shop near me, since none of them seem to stock any precuts, FQs, or perle cotton. I don't tend to buy off the bolt, and it feels like my type of customer is neglected at many quilt shops. I mostly shop for fabric & notions online now. I love Connecting Threads, since the fabrics are good quality and in my (limited) price range.

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  65. Oh, I several quilt shops and when one of them have gathered to sew, the ole hens ignore you. My big modern shop, they have high prices on fabric, some fabric is 3 yrs old.. They never have the notions prices, they all seem to bump around each other.

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  66. I love that chicken fabric. My worst experience was waiting on my fabric to get cut and the lady told me she had to go on a smoke break before she would cut it. I left without it.

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  67. I am a follower and I would chose 6 - 13 Anna Marie Horner fat quarters!

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  68. Love the chicken fabric! I got the total cold shoulder when I asked for a double wedding ring pattern. "WELL HAVE YOU EVER MADE A QUILT BEFORE?" "OH YEAH? WHAT KIND?" After I told them about my most recent projects (mariner's compass and lone star) they got a lot nicer, but they didn't have what I was looking for anyway. So don't assume your customers are idiots just because they're young! :) Anyway, thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. Sometimes woman and our lack of support for each other just cracks me up...too funny that you had to show proof of your abilities!

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  69. Anything Anna Maria Horner catches my eye! My only problem with quilting shops so far is that I tend to go with friends who never want to leave, LOL!

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  70. Picking my favorite is tough! Thinking either Anna Marie Horner or Olivia... Oh it is tough!

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  71. The Mary Lou Weidman fabric caught my eye! I have had wonderful las experiences and terrible….and there is no question why when they eventually have gone out of business...

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  72. I would LOVE the polka dot scraps, kaffe scraps or AMH bundle!!! I usually have good experiences but when I feel like I'm getting judged because I'm "so young" that I probably don't know what I'm doing or talking about...I get really turned off. If no one says Hi or at least offers to help me...that's also a big turn off. I'm a paying customer and know just as much about sewing as most of the older ladies.

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    1. Seems that you are not the only one...hmm....

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  74. Love those AMH prints! I haven't had a totally terrible experience but the best was at The Intrepid Thread. I went with a friend of mine. Between the two of us we had three kids under three and we were both pregnant...we were a walking disaster that anyone would shy away from. They were so amazing and kind. I will buy from them any any any day!

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    1. WOW! What were you gals thinking?! :) I guess sometimes you just need a fabric fix!

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  75. I am a follower on bloglovin

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  76. I love the chicken + egg prints for a kitchen table runner or some placemats. Best quilt shop experience is really just anytime the staff is welcoming & helpful.

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  77. Too funny...I don't believe this really happened! Can't even begin to imagine saying that to someone!

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  78. I am attracted to the chicken and egg fabrics... the owner of my local quilt store commented that the fat quarters I was buying for a swap block (as per the colours requested) were a bizarre mix. Hmm...

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  79. I'm becoming a new follower because I love all the colour you use.

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  80. Gosh it's hard to choose. I'm going to say: chickens and eggs, because we just added two new girls to our clan. Welcome, Winnie and Opal! Bad quilt shop experience would be my trip to one that smelled like mildew, was filled with fabric without any rhyme or reason, and--the killer--when I was standing at the counter, talking to the owner, she just turned and walked away from me. No kidding, she went into the back room without a word of explanation, leaving me standing there until I simply left the shop. Needless to say, I never went back.

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  81. I really like your chicken egg fabric or Mary Lou, the first one. Wonderful.

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  82. I love Anna Maria Horner and Kaffe! Mt best quilt shop experience is always at Cathy's Quilting Square in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She has a big bin of fabric scraps that she sells by the pound, and it is so much fun to spend a relaxing hour or so digging through her bin. I honestly can't think of any bad experiences. I've been in a few stores that specialize in very traditional style fabrics and I don't find it enjoyable to wander through seas of brown, but that's just a matter of taste. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  83. All of the choices look wonderful - maybe the fabrics with gold. My worst experience was being in a quilt shop as an absolute beginner and the assistant looked down her nose at me because I asked a question that showed my complete lack of knowledge.

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  84. I like the eggs and chickens fabric, or the olivia fabric.

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  85. and i'm a follower through bloglovin

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  86. number 6 - but I don't think I've been to a quilt shop

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  87. I love the Anna Maria Horner fabrics the best. I've had only positive quilting/fabric shop experiences, the best was when the woman serving me offered to get some fabric that I was after from her personal fabric stash! I thought that was pretty amazing! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  88. I'm a new follower via Bloglovin, thanks!

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  89. I love reproduction fabrics the most.

    I haven't really had any bad experiences at fabric shops. Best was when lady behind the counter gave me fabric at 1/2 meter on sale instead of the minimum full metre required. hence I stocked up

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  90. Gotta slight Kaffe addiction right now and love me some scraps so thats my choice. I like a friendly greeting and then leave me alone so that i can absorb all the fabrics

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  91. Anne Maria Horner fq bundle for sure just fab

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  92. The Anna Maria Horner bundle caught my eye. My best quilting shop experience, a couple weeks ago they called me at home to tell me what they just got in because they knew I'd love it.

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  93. Those polka dot scraps are what's catching my eye!
    I haven't been to very many quilt shops, but the best experience I had was at Quilter's Lane in Masterton - so many fat quarters, and a remnant bin and the lady there was really tolerant of my dad interrogating her about the qualities of the sewing machines on display and she even opened a pack of hexagon templates just so I could buy the one I wanted. Very awesome shop, I wish it was closer!

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  94. Number 6 catched my eye! Worst quilt shop experience was actually here in my town, and the reason it was the worst is because this very little shop has SO much fabric, and the shop is SO small, and I am SO big! Go figure... And in winter time in Norway we wear big jackets as well....... oh my, did I sweat! Quilt shops with so much beautifulness should give space so we can see it all.

    jachelno at gmail dot com

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  95. I am following via bloglovin

    jachelno at gmail dot com

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  96. Kaffe scraps are calling me. I hate going into quilt shops that are so dark you can't really see the color of the fabric. Very disappointing.

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  97. I love the Anna Maria Horner fat quarters! Best/worst fabric store experience - I almost got charged an extra dollar a yard for fabric. Luckily I caught it and they were very apologetic and fixed the issue right away.

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  98. I love the Anna Horner fat quarters. As a new quilter I haven't had many experiences in quilt shops, but my first ever visit to one they didn't seem too helpful with all my questions. I almost had a "Pretty Woman" episode - they lost a lot of money on many future purchases. I think new quilters should be encouraged! Smcalli102@aol.com

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  99. I love the Olivia fabric, my daughter is just getting into her, what a cute little pig! I love going to quilt shops, I find most of the time the people are so friendly and talkative. My best experience may have been when some shop owners held my crying 3 month old so I could do my shopping. Everyone loves a little baby, but not usually a crying one!

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  100. I am a new follower through BlogLovin

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  101. Thanks for the giveaway! Fun stuff to choose from -- Love the Kaffe scraps and the AMH fat quarters! I have only had positive experiences in quilt shops. Always so helpful!

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  102. Spots scraps please! I don't think I've had a bad experience, I like the quiet shops where they let you browse without question. The big warehouse place I go to on Sundays is always really busy though, so the worst bit is queuing up to pay for ages!

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  103. Hmm, it's a tough choice between the Anna Marie Horner fat quarters and the Olivia fabric (I know which one my daughter would choose!)

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  104. The Mary Lou Wiedman is wonderful!! monique.belmer at gmail dot com. I once grabbed fabric from a sale bin thinking I had a great deal but found out when they rang it up that i had looked at the wrong sign. I was too embarrassed to admit my mistake so I ate ramen noodles for a week.

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  105. Love number 7 - the three half yards with gold. I am a beginning sewer - very novice. I've only been in two quilt shops when a friend took me and found it to be very overwhelming . . . too many choices, too many colors, too much to look at. I bought a fat quarter at one shop but nothing at the other.

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  106. #1 - Mary Lou Weidman fabric because they are bright and whimsical.

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  107. anything bright catches my eye! my LQS is pretty fabulous but i've been totally ignored at several other stores.

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  108. I love Kaffe Fasset and the Anna Marie Horner and the polka dots are intriguing too.
    Beth
    elizabethandronabbott@gmail.com

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  109. My eye went immediately to the fabric you created on your banner. OMG, how beautiful it is. Since that is not available, the Kaffe Fassett or the fabric on the bottom with t.he gold would be my favorites. Thanks for the giveaway

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  110. I love #3. I have a cute little girl named Olivia that needs a quilt.
    red_murray2(at)yahoo.com

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  111. Oh, I'd go with #6 for sure!

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  112. That red fabric with the big eyed chickens caught my eye -- too funny! I also love scraps of all kinds and the stack of AMH fat quarters. My best quilt shop experience is at my favorite LQS where everyone is friendly and wants to know what the customers are working on. I've also been in shops where I've felt ignored and they are not the shops I go back to. Oh, and once I went to Fabric Depot in Portland without really knowing anything about it, and OH MY GOODNESS that place is amazing!

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  113. Oh what a lovely array of fabric , hard to make a choice but I would go either #5 , thanks for the chance .

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  114. I am now following by email .

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  115. I really like the Anna Maria Horner fabric. And as for quilt shop experiences, I've always had lovely experiences with really helpful and kind staff. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  116. I LOVE the Anna Maria Horner fabric! I found out NEVER to bring my son in a quilt shop unless he is in a stroller, he wanted everything off the shelves (he was on 13 months)

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    1. I have three boys, so I know what you speak of! Too funny! He'll grow up and then you'll have lots of time!

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  117. Omg there's sooo much to choose from! Love the scrap bags, as well as the Anna Maria Horner fabric and the ones with the Eggs are hilarious!
    As far as quilting shop experiences go, I can only recall my online ones as we don't really have any over here. But my best ones have been made with the Fatquarter Shop, excellent service and fast shipping :)

    Many thanks for the chance! xx

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    1. No quilt shops? Poor you! Need to take a trip out here to the Pacific Northwest!

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  118. I am following through email

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  119. I got my mom to follow you too :)

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  120. Well, that's a tough choice but I'm going to say the Olivia fabrics are my favs. Worst quilt shop experience: Buying some lovely fat quarters and getting them home to unfold them and find food stains on the fabric! Gross!

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    1. OOH YUCK! That is the worst story yet!!!

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  121. I am a new follower on Bloglovin.

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  122. Hi! I love the Olivia fabric!! Thanks for the giveaway!
    My favorite quilt shop experience occurs every time I go to my local shop (Wish Upon a Quilt in Raleigh NC) and they call me by name. It's a very popular store with lots of in-person and online customers and the people who work there take the time to learn their customers' names! Makes me feel like a valued customer!!
    Thanks,
    Krista
    emailthestones@gmail.com

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    1. Yes, Krista, remembering names is huge! :)

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  123. I am liking the amh stack :) worst experience was last week. Took about 20 minutes to get my fabric Cut because the lady was very interested in her coworkers conversation more than helping me. Thanks trying to use my gift card she couldn't get it to work so had a younger manager lady come to help and she checked me out in a minute. The older lady helping me wasn't doing it right and everyone else (4 other ladies about her age ) had no clue either. I felt sorry for the manager because I'm sure she had responsibilities of her own but had to do everyone else's job as well. So my theory is to hire woman (any age) to work and do their job because it is a business you need to make money. I will probably not go back unfortunately :( but I'm sure your great!

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    1. :0 Thanks for the compliment. I do like being there and try the best I can (gift certificates are tricky!) :)

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  124. # 2 would be my choice. I like going fabric shopping where I am acknowledged, but then left alone. Worst is when they ring up my order wrong and I have to go back and fix it.

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  125. Following on bloglovin'. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  126. I go to JoAnns they always try to help you find what you need. Bad - when a store moves everything around and separates things that should be together. Rulers, Mats and Rotary cutters where in different parts of the store. Don't have quilt stores where I live. The ones, I visit should have a discount section and allot of quilts on display to inspire you. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  127. I can't decide betweent eh scrap bags and the Anna fat quarters ... well I do not like the staff "hovering" - I absolutley hat them clearing away my selection of bolts "because it looks messy" I'm just gathering them all before I decide on the yardage - sorry. That is the worst yeah.

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  128. It's a toss up between the Olivia and Mary Lou fabrics.
    My worst quilt shop experience was when I drove 6 hours to my favorite little quilt shop and found it CLOSED, yep gone out of business, never to open its doors again. I didn't even get an invite to the clearance sale. DANGIT.

    just in case: m3reyna at gmail dot com

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