Thursday, November 21, 2013

My 100th Post & Blog Hop Give-Aways!

Wow! My 100th Post!!


YES! I'm so excited!!!

I mean seriously,  I don't even have a data plan of my cell phone!
So this is a big deal for me!

  1. I'm grateful I actually got all this blogging stuff figured out! (HAHAHA!!Because I'm not techy!) 
  2. I'm grateful I have a  routine established so I can continue to be involved instead of just sitting on the outside reading everyone else's blogs. 
  3. I'm grateful for you, my new quilt blogging friends. Really! Thank you for visiting my blog and for supporting me with your  kind comments and emails. You are like my "virtual" quilt guild. I always enjoy grabbing a cup of coffee and visiting your blogs for inspiration, support and friendship.


If you are new to my blog, WELCOME!  That's a picture of me over on the right. This is a quilting/sewing hobby blog. Visiting my blog, you'll notice I'm a pretty eclectic sewer who dabbles in applique, English Paper Piecing, (love my hexagons) traditional and out-of-the box piecing, long-arm quilting, quilt/sewing area organizing (See my Sunday Organizing Series). And, as if that's not enough, 2014 will find me exploring wool by participating in Sue Spargo's BOM. I  have many W.I.P. but let's not talk about those! (wink! wink!) Feel welcome to check out my "pages" and/or "labels" in areas that may have sparked your interest. Hopefully you like what saw and  you'll become a "follower" and I can visit your blog as well. 
Hey, I've always been a great multi-tasker


I'm proud so to check: "Start a Blog" off my "2013 To-Do" list and thankful for
the "virtual" quilt guild blogging has provided, that
I'm sharing my joy by participating in:
Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways
Thanks Michelle from the Quilting Gallery! Give-aways will be posted late
Thursday afternoon at Michelle's blog. Check that out and visit all the other bloggers. Great prizes. 

I've put together Four (participate in them all

Give-Aways to say thanks and welcome!

Give-Away is closed. 

Winners announced HERE!

1. Follow my blog and leave a comment letting me how you follow and you'll be entered in a give-away for this Riley Blake Charm Pack: Pieces of Hope (21 5" squares) 


 2 and 3. Love Hexagons?? Enter for a chance to win one of my glass hexagon templates (Yes, I'm giving away two) by making a separate comment saying:

"I'm crazy about 1" Hexi's too!"

and/or "I'm crazy about 1 1/2" Hexi's too!"


4. Finally, Quilts are our works of heart, leave a comment on my Project Linus page and share how/if you ever donate sewing materials, quilts,or  time to a charity organization. (It doesn't have to be Project Linus) Please be sure to share in your comment the organization you volunteer for! (Deb I know you are a Project Linus girl,  Sarah you have your Hands 2 Help and Lorna your Quilts 4 a Cause.) All new comments will be entered in a give-away for this little snap bag:

Crayons not included.

Thanks for visiting!

With smiles!
Val:)

FYI:    I'll pick each of the "category" winners using Mr. Random Number Generator.
I will announce the winners and highlight their blog here at Val's Quilting Studio on November 27th.  I will also email the winners, so make sure you are not a no-reply blogger. Everyone is welcome to enter as I'm happy to post internationally. (Oh and I probably won't reply to giveaway comments as it can sometimes be a little overwhelming.)  Good Luck!


172 comments:

  1. Ooooooh, I love charm packs! I follow on Blogger.

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  2. Love your blog & follow it "daily." Victoria

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  3. I'm crazy about 1" Hexi,s too. Victoria

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  4. I'm crazy about 1 1/2" Hexi's too. Victoria

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  5. I follow you on Bloglovin', and I love it.

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  6. And I'm crazy about hexies, the smaller, the better. 1" hexies are fine too.

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  7. I'm a happy follower via Google Friend Connect! Congrats on your 100th post Val!

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  8. I'm carY about 1.5" hexies... Love it!

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  9. I have made quilts for the Children's Hospital and also for Operation Homefront Quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. I've been following your blog for a little while now on Bloglovin'. Congrats on the new grandbaby!!

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  11. I've made quilts for Quilts Beyond Borders, and I make baby quilts for our church quilt ministry that gives quilts to foreign orphanages and the local pregnancy help center.

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  12. I'm crazy about 1-inch hexies too! Thanks for the fun!

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  13. I am a new Google Friend... and I love charm packs! thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. Yes - fab choice of charm pack! I am a new GFC follower!

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  15. I already follow on bloglovin

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  16. I'm a new follower and love the 1 1/2" hexies. We are just finishing up some pin cushions made from hexies for our annual Christmas Party favors for our quilt guild. It's a great little pattern. Come by Prairie Cottage Corner for a quick visit when you have a chance. We can have a scone and a warm cup of something and visit. I love your image of the excited lady. I LOL. See you.

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  17. I like the charm squares. I actually donated a quilt out of Pieces of Hope to my sons school for their Autism Fundraiser, one of several quilts donated this year.

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  18. You know I love hexies, Val from my Hexie Friday coming up. I'd love to win the 1 1/2" template. Thanks for the chance. And yes, I'm a follower.

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  19. Love your blog. Just checking in to say hi. I found it via the Blog-Hop. I will definitely be back. Thank you for hosting the giveaway, I would love to win it. I attend Benefit Quilt nights at my quilt guild. We give away quilts to a bunch of organizations. Pick me, Pick me. :) LOL!

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  20. Just found on Bloglovin. I'm a newer quilter and love it, thank you for the giveaway.

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  21. Hi Val,
    I just found your site and I'm following by email. I'm looking forward to getting to know you.

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  22. I'm crazy about 1 inch hexis!

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  23. I am a new follower via email. love the charms.

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  24. I'm crazy about 1.5" Hexi's too

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  25. I follow you on Bloglovin and on Google Connect

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  26. I've been following you on my blog roll, and I thought through GFC, but since I didn't seamy pic up there, I just signed up through GFC!

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  27. I'm following via email!

    tgallop@mts.net

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  28. I'm crazy about 1 1/2" Hexi's too!
    tgallop@mts.net
    www.willcookforshoes.ca

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  29. This is my first Blog Hop! I love charms!

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  30. Congratulations on your 100th post. Well done you! I am new to your blog. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  31. I am crazy about 1" hexi's too.

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  32. Congrats on reaching the milestone. That 1st one always feels great. I follow using Feedly.

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  33. Congratulations Val! Sew glad we have become members of the same guild! Happy 100th post and here's to many many many more! Following via Bloglovin'

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  34. I follow you on GFC! Great charm pack!

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  35. I'm crazy about 1 " hexis also.

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  36. I'm crazy about 1 1/2'" Hexies too

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  37. I have made quilt blocks for Margaret's Hope chest which is a great organization! Check it out:
    http://margaretshopechest.blogspot.com/

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  38. God I'm crazy about 1.5 inch hexi's too.

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  39. I'm a new follower....by email! Love your site.

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  40. I am following you on Bloglovin'. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. jackie.vernon@sbcglobal.netNovember 22, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    I follow you by email and I love 1" and 1 1/2" hexies. I donate quilts and other items to Garden Pathways, a local Christian preschool. Thanks for the chances to win. Jackie

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  42. I follow on Google Connect. Thanks for the chance!

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  43. Congrats on your 100th post-isn't blogging so much fun??
    I am following you on blogger connect and I will also follow you in my bloglovin
    thanks for the chance to win the charm pack Kathy

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  44. I would love to win one of your glass hexies-I love the 1" and also please enter me in the 1 1/2" chance to win.
    Kathy

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  45. I'm following with Bloglovin'. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  46. I already follow on bloglovin. Thanks for the chance

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  47. I already follow by blog loving

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  48. I love that charm pack!
    I have added you to by blog list on Feedly :-)

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  49. I'm crazy about 1 1/2" Hexi's too!

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  50. I follow because I'm your daughter and I love seeing how far you are coming in the "virtual world"!!!! I remember when you couldn't even email!!!!! LOL. Look at this great accomplishment... Look at your page... And now look at all of these people following you who you are inspiring! I am so proud of you mom. 2 thumbs up to your blog and have fun with the giveaways...what a good idea! And congratulations on fulfilling your goal for 2013 :)

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    1. I just love my kid! ( I didn't even pay her to write that!!) LOL!!

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  51. Can never have too many charm packs!
    I follow by e-mail & Bloglovin.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

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  52. I am crazy about 1 1/2" hexies, too!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  53. I follow your blog using Bloglovin. I am looking forward to seeing more about the hexies and other projects you create in 2014

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  54. I am crazy about 1" hexies too. I love paper piecing and I am trying to get more done.

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  55. I'm crazy about 1" hexies too

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  56. I'm crazy about 1 1/2" hexies too

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  57. I am crazy for hexies myself. I do them in every size. Are the glass ones for display or used in some way?? Thanks Val,
    LeeAnna Paylor
    leeannaquilts@gmail.com
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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    1. Leeanna, Check out my July 30th post under my Hexagon label to see how the glass templates can be used for cutting your hexi fabric. I've used them with a rotary cutter too! (I love them! I have one in every sewing bag!) :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  58. I am craxy about hexies too!!!

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  59. I'm crazy about 1 1/2" Hexi's too!"

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  60. I am going to follow you VIA email! I look forward to reading your blog!! I love the charm pack! Thanks for an oppotunity to win. midwayfarms@hughes.net

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  61. "I'm crazy about 1 1/2" Hexi's too!" midwayfarms@hughes.net

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  62. "I'm crazy about 1" Hexi's too!" midwayfarms@hughes.net

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  63. I follow via RSS Feeds. Love sewing with charm packs, thanks for the chance to win one.

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  64. HI, I'M CRAZY ABOUT 1 1/2" HEXI'S TOO!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  65. HELLO, LOVE RILEY BLAKE COLLECTIONS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!
    HAPPY TO FOLLOW>BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  66. HELLO, DO SEVERAL BABY QUILTS FOR CHARITY EACH YEAR>LOVE CONTRIBUTING! THANKS TO YOU FOR GIVING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  67. Following you via Google+. Thanks for the cool giveaway.

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  68. I signed up to follow you via email.

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  69. I am crazy about 1", 1.5" or any size and shape of hexagons.

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  70. I'm a new follower via BlogLovin. Congratulations on your 100th post! My hat is off to you, I know it is a commitment of hard work. I love Sue Spargo and all her work. Love working with wool.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. Love those 1 inch hexies! I have a tablerunner I'm making using some.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. Oh! Crazy for the 1 1/2" hexies, hehe. Love them so much I have more than one project going. Also working on a small blanket for my young grandson.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. Love helping different charities. Have made a dress for Dress a Girl Around The World and sewing quilts for Sew For Vets. Kristy at her blog Hopeful Threads have a different charity project she supports and rallies help for each month. I have helped several months.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. Just started following you. That charm pack looks like fun!

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  75. I've never tried hexis but think it would be fun to try!

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  76. I am crazy about one inch hexies... do you sell your glass hexies anywhere?

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    1. I sell them in my etsy shop...check out the link on my sidebar. We also take custom orders so feel free to email me directly. :)

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  77. I`m crazy about 1 inch hexagons!

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  78. Greetings from Spain. I follow you on bloglovin. thanks for the giveaway.

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  79. I just love the 1" hexagons and have some blue ones on the make since the beginning of the year.

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  80. Last year my friends and I joined a local appeal to make for the local hospitals, heart shaped cushions for recently operated breast cancer victims. I also donated a lot of granny squares to our local drug dependency organisation.

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  81. I make pillowcase dresses for Dress A Girl Around the World UK

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  82. Quilts for kids, project Linus, Riley children's hospital as well as quilts of valor are all places I donate quilts. I also make very large tote bags...this started during Katrina. I got tired of seeing people carry their world possessions in black trash bags. I thought large bags that were colorful was more mean ongoing full. I used 2 yards if fabric in each one and

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  83. I follow you via email. I make baby quilts, receiving blankets, gowns, hats and mitts for hospitals that have met with tragedy starting with Joplin, MO when their hospital was wiped out from a deadly tornado. I help organize with Ellen Medlock and Quilts of Compassion arranging quilt donations and drop off sight for Moore OK residents that too met with a deadly tornado. Now I am filling tote tubs once again with receiving blankets, baby quilts, gowns, hats and mitts to send to surrounding areas of Chicago hit with deadly tornado's last week. I just never quit making them, it is always on my mind.

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  84. Happy Thanksgiving! I follow you with blog lovin.'

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  85. I follow you on bloglovin and e-mail Thanks. New quilter from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  86. I'm crazy about 1" hexie's too! Thanks. New quilter from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  87. I'm crazy about 1 1/2" hexi's too! Thanks. New quilter from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  88. I used to donate beanie babies to our NICU and when I moved to Oklahoma I made lacy wrappers for preterm perinatal bereavement use. Thanks. New quilter from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  89. I'm a new follower to your blog via email.

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  90. Just as crazy over 1.5" Hexi's!

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  91. It is a pleasure to meet you and to visit your blog. I am following and I'll hop around and read more about your organization ideas. I really need to improve my own organization skills.

    I love fabric :)

    Kelly

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  92. Blog beginner - enjoying it
    Barbmo

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  93. I'm crazy about 1 " or 1 1/2" Hexi's too.... I just got a new EPP book with lovely patterns in various sizes and can't wait to try it out. I practiced some unique designs and now I'm ready to rumble.

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  94. I follow your blog with Bloglovin'. Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  95. Thanks for the lovely giveaway! I'm following via GFC.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  96. I'm crazy about 1" Hexi's too!. :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  97. I follow you email and GFC. I enjoy using charm packs. They are very useful. Thanks for the chance to win

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  98. I have not used hexis yet. Didn't know they made templates in glass also. Going to have to check them out. I think both sizes would be great. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  99. Congratulations on 100 post and taking the leap into blogging. I follow you with feedly.

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  100. I'm crazy about 1" Hexi's too!

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  101. I'm crazy about 1 1/2" Hexi's too!

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  102. I'm a happy Feedly follower of your blog!

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  103. Glad I found your blog, I am a new follower through google friends.

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  104. I'm crazy about 1.5" hexies too.

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  105. I am a new follower via bloglovin

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  106. I love hexies! I have only used paper, so It is great to learn another way. Thanks for the chance!

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  107. I'm crazy about 1" Hexi's too! I've just gotten into Hexi's. ll_gee at hotmail.com

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  108. Following on bloglovin! Nice to meet you.

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  109. I follow on bloglovin, thanks for the giveaway.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  110. "I'm crazy about 1" Hexi's too!"
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  111. "I'm crazy about 1 1/2" Hexi's too!"
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  112. 1. I signed up for your interesting blog via e-mail
    2. I love working with hexi's. Made a fall table runner with them
    3. Any size hexi is fun
    4. I quilt for charity, crochet bibs for cancer hospital and knit mittens for giving tree.

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  113. I follow you on GFC happily! Love coming to your blog!

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  114. I have a basket by my recliner with 1 inch hexies. So I love hexies but I love them in all sizes.

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  115. "I'm crazy about 1" Hexi's too!"

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  116. "I'm crazy about 1 1/2" Hexi's too!"

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  117. I'm a beginning sewer/quilter so I haven't donated yet. If it counts, I've just recently discovered a love of knitting hats and have started to use up some of my stash to donate those.

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  118. First, Congrats on your 100th post! I really like your blog and have become a new follower via email!

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  119. "I'm crazy about 1" Hex's too!"

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  120. "I'm crazy about 1 1/2" Hex's too!"

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  121. I have made many charity quilts! A safe house for battered women and children and victims of the typhoon in Japan.

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  122. Following with GFC ; "I'm crazy about 1 1/2" Hex's too!"

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  123. I'm following. Congrats on the 100...

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  124. I am always inspired by quilters who donate their time and fabric. I recently donated a lot of fabric, thread and sewing supplies to an area that was completely flooded. I know how hard it is to rebuild after a flood so I was happy to give so those creative souls would have something to work with. When your left with nothing fabric and supplies are very low on the list of things to spend on. Well after clothes, furniture, toys, and even tools (they are 'needed' to rebuild). But the therapy of creating can be extremely important.
    I can't wait to make my first donation quilt. I have a few quilts for family to make first. But it's on my list.

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  125. Congrats on your milestone!! Great way to celebrate!! I follow you via GFC - thanks!!
    Since I am having troubles leaving a comment with my google account (grrrr) I will leave my email (just in case) micheletimms at gmail dot com ;-)

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  126. I am an new follower on Google Friends.

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  127. I am a new follower via e-mail
    dana.cargill@gmail.com

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  128. I love 1 1/2" hexes.
    dana.cargill@gmail.com

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  129. I'm crazy for hexies too (either one)

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  130. 'm crazy about 1" Hexi's too! or 1 1/2". I'm not fussy... Thanks so much for sharing

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  131. "I'm crazy about 1" Hexi's too!" 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  132. follow on bloglovin 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  133. "I'm crazy about 1 1/2" Hexi's too!" 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  134. "I'm crazy about 1 1/2" Hexi's too!"(either one)

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I have to admit, your comments make me smile! Thanks for sharing and for letting me know you stopped by. I Hope your day is awesome!

Val:)

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