Saturday, March 20, 2010

Day 6 of 30 Day GIVEAWAY at www.IHaveA-Notion.com

Day 6 of IHAN's 30 Days of Giveaways
Anniversary Celebration

Checker Distributor

Checker Distributor has generously given this fun gift package for one lucky IHAN blog reader!!!  Thank you Checker Distributor :)

Ohhhh look what is included in this beautiful gift package:
  • A Book: The Quiltmakers- Eight Workshops from the very best.  This book looks very interesting.  It includes works from Lynette Jensen, Petra Prins, Carolyn Forster, Lynette Anderson-O'Rourke, Lynne Edwards, Joanna Figueroa, Janet Bolton,  and Marsha McClosky.  There is something for everyone's taste in this lovely book.  Designs from the worlds best quiltmakers, with consultant Pam Lintott. A unique opportunity to take 8 masterclasses from some of the very best quilters in the world, without ever leaving home. Learn expert techniques covering a wide range of quiltmaking skills.
  • My Old Kentucky Home 1800's Reproductions Quilt Pattern.
  • A Clover Premier Double Needle Threader
  • Singer 500 Dressmaker Pins Size 17
  • 3 Spools Aurifil Thread 100% Cotton
  • 50 Roxanne #10 Quilting Needles
  • Tag-A-Quilt - 56 pre-numbered reusable tags for quilt block layouts.
  • Thimble with Blue Felt Holder
Wow, Checker Distributor has put together some quilt fun here. 


You may remember one of my  previous posts about Checker Distributor and owner Rob Krieger.  I was leaving Checker one day and Rob was helping some customers load their van.  I just want to be clear....the gift package does not include personal delivery by Rob Krieger!!!   He is helpful but....everyone has their limits.  LOL....Sorry to disappoint everyone....for delivery information you'll have to refer to the Happy 1 st Anniversary page on IHAN's website.

To win this lovely gift package you will need to leave a comment on this post.  Since the book is about Quilt Workshops I want to hear about your favorite Quilt Workshop or Class experience.  Give us some detailed information.  For extra entries, e-mail photos of your class project to IWantToWinAtIHAN@yahoo.com along with the details of the class.

The 30 Days of Giveaways remains open until April 15, 2010.  No comments will be counted after that time.  Winners will be drawn randomly from the entries from each days entries.

Good Luck to everyone :)

Smiles,
Kelly

128 comments:

  1. Kelly, I have never taken a class on making a quilts, but I did make 8 log cabin quilts for Christmas 20 years ago. Think everyone has them yet and have even seen them displayed when they didn't know I was coming over to their homes, so I guess they liked them. I would love to win, so I can absorb some of the writers knowledge. Thanks for having this celebration give-a-way.

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  2. I took a quilt as you go table runner class a couple of years ago. It was a lot of fun! Just having the other ladies around and the comraderie was awesome. I would love to take more classes so I can learn other (easier, I'm sure) ways of doing things. This prize looks awesome! The workshop book alone is a fantastic prize!

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  3. Some very neat items that Checkers provided for your giveaway. Classes are fun and you always learn something, the interaction with others is
    rewarding in it self. I enjoy teaching every now and then to share the knowledge that I have learned over the years.

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  4. My favorite workshop was on hand dying of fabrics. It was a two day workshop and the possiblilites of colors were endless.

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  5. I would love to win since I haven't been lucky enough to attend a quilt workshop!!!

    I could live vicariously through the authors of this great book :)

    SheilaC

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  6. Sounds like a great prize package. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  7. Hi Kelly, I took a paper piecing class about 10 years ago. Had a load of fun doing it. Please count me in on this great prize package! Thank you for another fabulous give away, Sharonj.

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  8. What a great giveaway. Checker is certainly a generous sponsor of your 30 days giveaway. Wonderful items. All the items look like fun. And I'm definitely eager to try Aurifil thread, given your great recommendation.

    Ok. You ask for insights on favorite workshops. Really difficult to say which is my favorite, as I've had so many that have inspired, taught, built great friendships, and simply been fun. But one that comes to mind is one where we've had some beginner quilters, who were in a workshop a bit over their head...but they came thru and with help, they have now completed their quilt...my friend just shipped her first baby quilt to her first grandson who is now 4 (maybe 5) years old. So..LOL, this is probably one of the longest workshops ever as we've continued to help her work on her project. And she did an excellent job. {I'll send photos}.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  9. I've actually never taken a class or workshop. But my best learning experience has been online tutorials. There are so many talented quilters posting their knowledge (for free) online!

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  10. I'd love to enter your giveaway - what nice prizes. And I'm bookmarking you to check back each day! Thanks!

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  11. oh my, this will be hard for me. I've never taken a quilting class or even been to a quilt show. it's on my to-do list.......

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  12. I'm partially homebound, so going OUT to a class is not doable; however, I've taken many classes online, mostly at Quilt University.

    The one I really remember was a class on design - I worked thru the class and made a piece that I liked well enuf to donate to an Alzheimer's Auction out in Seattle where my sister lives. That piece sold for $400. *S* I can't remember selling any other finished class project.

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  13. Like others, I've never been to a Workshop or a class, but please don't hold that against me! I'd sure like to attend a few someday. Thanks to your sponsors for such lovely prizes!

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  14. I have taken classes with Carol Doak, Harriet Hargrave, Sue Nicholas, Mickey Lawlor (SKYDYES), Betty Pillsbury, Ellen Eddy, Nancy Johnson Sebro, Judith Montana Baker, and also from local quilters at quilt shops. Each class was fun, I learned a lot, met great people, and learn a new technique or how to resolve an quilting issue.
    Elaine
    I hope I spelled all their names right

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  15. I've never taken a class or workshop - I probably will never have the opportunity (living in a small town), so, I would love to win this prize package! Thank you for hosting this!

    Nancy

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  16. oh oh, nunca he tenido oportunidad de una clase aqui donde vivo casi no conocen esta maravillosa forma de crear.
    Por eso siempre estoy haciendo tareas en la red para aprender, quilts along, sal, etc.En cuanto a revistas tengo dos, y me encantaria tener este regalo

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  17. kelly, I'd love to win these goodies! The book, I'm sure, is far advanced for me, but it would give me something to aim for.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

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  18. Well, I've only taken one quilt class - I went three times before my babysitting fell through. . . it was really fun. I think I was the youngest in the class by about 30 years, they all knew each other and it was fun to hear all the gossip about EVERYONE in my city from the last 50 years or so :)

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  19. Can you rig it so I win everything....this is sooo awesome!! You are having a wonderful giveaway!

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  20. My favorite workshop was with Harriet Hargrave, about 10 years back. Although her specialty is machine quilting we only touched upon that and mostly did some machine applique. At the end of the class I purchased a $3,000 Bernina machine because I realized the one I had didn't have any good features! Since I sew almost everyday, it's the best investment I ever made. I'm disappointed about Rob, however my mailman is pretty cute and I'd be glad to accept a prize from him! Lynne

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  21. My favorite workshop was with Harriet Hargrave some 10 years ago. Although Harriet is widely known for her machine quilting skills we only touched upon that lightly and mostly did machine applique. By the end of the 2 day class I purchased a $3,000 Bernina sewing machine! I realized my machine had NO features and it's been the best investment I ever made.
    I'm disappointed about Rob, however I do have a cute mailman that I'd be happy to receive a prize from! Lynne

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  22. I have never taken a quilt class or workshop. My grandma taught me to sew when I was young, but even that was not quilting, but clothes. I made my first quilt when my kids were young and I wanted but could not afford designer bed covers. I just went online and found a paper piecing pattern, read the instructions, and got to it!

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  23. Favorite workshop was with John Flynn on his trapunto quilting

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  24. I have only taken one quilt class -taught by a friend - at a local shop. I made a great table runner in the class. We were learning paper piecing but we also learned a bit about quilt construction in the "putting it together" portion.

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  25. I have never been to a workshop, class or retreat for quilting. I have learned from books and the internet and of course just watching my mother as she made her quilts.

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  26. I love taking classes whenever I am able to. Each class that I have taken has been wonderful! Currently I am enjoying the classes on blocks of the month and Party with Patrick. I have also been attending something called Yankee Quilter University, which are free classes offering a new technique or theme--absolutely great! Here I have just been introduced to ribbon applique! I am currently working on an amaryllis design and am loving it! I find classes a great place for new learner; both from other students and the teacher and a fantastic social experience--always entertaining!

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  27. Kelly one of my favorite quilt classes I took on-line at Quilt University.com, my fabric portrait class:) You can see the portraits on my blog. I never thought I could accomplish such a project but this class made it so easy to understand and fun:) I would love these goodies to learn more and more and more:) I just can't get enough! Thanks for this wonderful fun! Jenna Louise

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  28. A couple years ago I took a class from Irena Bluhm at the first AQS show in Des Moines,IA. It was really interesting and so is she! She is so talented and eager to teach her techniques. Thanks for the chance to win a cool assortment of quilting fun.

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  29. I have been fortunate enough to take several workshops over the years, but I think my favorite may have been with Harriet Hargrave.

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  30. Another great giveaway Kelly! My favorite workshop was an Arashi Shibori class with Darren Pittman. It was so exciting to see the fabrics as they were unrolled from the PVC pipe. I came home with several pieces of hand dyed fabric.

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  31. I am a self-taught quilter, having watched my grandmother hand-piece and hand-quilt during the 1960's. It was so unfortunate that she passed away before I got interested in quilting - oh the things I could have learned from her! So two weeks ago I took a class from our local quilt shop. It was pretty much a beginner's class. I had previously purchased a zazzy quilt kit for Kaffe Fassett's Cinnamon & Ginger quilt. I had it sitting in my sewing room for two months and every time I went to start on it, I hit a brick wall for fear of choosing the 'wrong' fabric design to go with the adjacent designs. Silly me. The best thing I learned from this one-day class was to just jump in and get my feet wet. And probably more importantly, not to be a true perfectionist when quilting. I still am adamant about straight lines and everything matching, but I am going easier on myself now, and am more productive. I will snap a photo and send it to you next!
    Barb N.

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  32. My favorite class was a while ago, but it was on sewing winter wear. Since I'm from MN, this is an essential. I went on to sew all of my kids, snowsuits, winter coats, hats, hunting clothes, cross-country ski wear etc. I made a winter jacket for my Day and he wore it for over 30 years (he passed away two months ago). Without this class, I would never have started this avenue of my sewing.

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  33. I have only taken one class, an online quilting 101 sampler class. It was fun and it has started my quilting obsession! I am always looking for ways to learn more!

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  34. What an awesome and generous donation from Checker! Count me in, please.

    The quilt guild I belonged to previously had Sue Nickels do a workshop on machine applique several years ago. Sue is a lovely person and the class was very good!

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  35. This is such a wonderful prize! My favorite class experience was when I learned how to make X-Block quilts. It was a huge class but the teacher had made the instructions so simple and gave each of us the individual attention we needed. I was so impressed that now I take classes pretty much exclusively from her! I'm a very visual learner and she is the best. It was a really fun quilt to make too. Wish me luck on winning this, lol!

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  36. I'd love to enter your give-a-way!!! No one can have too many quilting supplies and I love classes. To win this would just be beyond belief!Thanks so much for sucha great quilting site. KwiltMom

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  37. No delivery, hmmm....well I think I would still be tickled 6 shades of pink without it! Thanks, Kelly!

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  38. Kelly,
    I want these goodies I want these goodies I want these goodies I want these goodies I want these goodies. Enough said.

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  39. My favorite quilt "retreat" was when 2 friends and myself went to Patchwork Garden. You go for hours or days. She lets you use her HQ16s to longarm your quilts (after lessons from the owner). We went on Thursday and came home Saturday. I got 2 quilts done for my granddaughter's. My friends were able to accomplish more. Even got to use the computerized machine!

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  40. oooo What fun toys!

    OK, now for confession time: I have never taken a class or attended a workshop--until I was asked to teach one. I have taught several small classes and done a guild presentation locally. I would really like to develop my skills in this area and a book like this from experts would really help.

    Yes, I would like to attend a class someday, but it is probably a ways off. In the meantime, books and the internet are my teachers.

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  41. My fave workshop was shave cream dying. It was great having the mess of cream, expensive dyes, rulers, stirrers and mucky fabric THERE and not at MY house! My dyed fabric squares turned out gorgeous, and one of these days, I plan on using them in a quilt!

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  42. I took a class with Irena Bluhm at the first AQS show in Des Moines, Ia a couple of years ago. She is a very interesting lady and it was fun to have a couple of hours with such an experienced longarm quilter.

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  43. I just discovered you site today through a link from Patsy Thompson Designs. What a great shop you have - I will be back to visit many times. Would love to win a Patsy DVD on feathers!

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  44. that's a great bunch of goodies. My best workshop was learning to dye fabric. I'll send you a picture of some of my projects. thanks for the chance to win.

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  45. I love workshops at retreats what would to better than to have a workshop book in your own home and you always need threads pins and needles. Love Anita
    akopp4@roadrunner.com

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  46. Kelly, I have never taken a quilt class except classes on line. I am now taking Crazy Quilt classes which I LOVE> I have also made blocks for charity and that is so rewarding. I am enjoying every minute of my sewing experience. I love your products and I can see myself shopping.
    Pat

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  47. What a fabulous parcel of notions and quilting books! My favorite class was a 'faux' curved piecing class. We made a quilt called 'Dance of the Dragonflies.' I'll e-mail a picture. It was so fun to see everyone's fabric selections and have a chance to socialize with quilters of all ages.

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  48. My favorite class was a workshop run by Nancy Odem for our quilt guild. I did her prairie picnic and loved the way the quilt turned out. I enjoy taking classes. I always learn something new. Bev in Aurora
    tokenrb@q.com

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  49. My favorite workshop I have attended was the Postcard workshops my guild has had for the last two years. We make fabric postcards (the guild supplies the peltex and bristol paper) and the guild then sells the postcards at our quilt show as a fundraiser. I love all the ideas that floaat around and love making the postcards.

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  50. The workshop I like the best is the one that my guild has offered for the last two years. It is a fabric postcard class/workshop. The guild provides the peltex and bristol paper and we make postcards to sell at the guild's annual quilt show for a fundraiser. I learn new ideas, get to spend some time with friends and help our guild out.

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  51. I'm going to have to say one of my all time favorite workshops is Bonnie Hunter's crumb quilts class. It is like a freeing moment to use up those little bits and try not to be matchy matchy etc. Congrats on your anniversary!

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  52. Kelly thank you for the chance to win this great prize.

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  53. My favorite quilt class was a beginner's quilting class. What made it so great was that 4 of us friends were taking it together. We each have different styles and tests and it was inspiring to see the same project turn out differently for each of us. Plus it was agreat time to connect weekly with my girlies. :-)

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  54. What a great package of goodies. One of my favorite workshops was on a quilting cruise tha I took with 7 of my "wacky" girlfriends. We learned about dying fabrics and how to use portions of the fabric; beading and other embellishments and we were introduced to the Janome 11000 and somehow, in all that confusion, I bought one....LOL
    Another workshop, our guild hosted Cindy Walter, the Snippet lady...everyone made a small wallhanging...that was very exciting. I have pics but I'll have to dig.

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  55. Hi Kelly,
    I haven't taken many workshops but one of the best was one that I took from your favorite applique person.And the pillow is finished and not in the UFO pile.
    Sandy
    cha16946san@epix.net

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  56. My favorite workshop was one led by Jinny Beyer back in the 1980's. It was on using border fabric to make kalidescope type blocks, and since I love geometry, it was a real winner with a wonderful and patient teacher.

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  57. My favorite class was with Nancy Elliot McDonald learning her curved piecing technique. Thank you for this wonderful give-away. Take care and God bless, Cory

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  58. I have never attended a workshop or class ~ so clearly, this package would be perfect for me!
    thanks!

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  59. Please count me in......thanks again!!

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  60. I have only taken 2 quilt classes, one on line and one traditional. The first was a traditional beginner's machine quilting class. I didn't think I would learn anythign when I signed up but guess what?! I learned I was threading my machine WRONG!! It was embarrassing and slightly humbling! LOL

    The second class I took a was an online class on designing the "quilting" part of the quilt. I can now do feathers and lots of other cool designs and can even think outside of the quilting box!

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  61. I am a HUGE fan of Bonnie Blue Quilt Patterns. I would love to win another. All of their quilts are favorites as I LOVE reproduction prints.

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  62. I have never been to a quilt making workshop... but I am going on a quilting retreat in late June..... so after that date I would be able to tell tales... LOL

    Cath's Blog

    Cath Ü

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  63. I did a one-day workshop on machine-quilting. A lovely day, very useful tips and tricks. Left inspired.
    Also loved the home-made bread and pumpkin-soup LOL

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  64. I enjoy going to workshops of all kinds. You never know when you'll pick up an interesting tip. There is so many useful tips for many things. I enjoy applique' classes. I think one of my favorites would be with Elly Sienkevich? She is so delightful and full of knowledge. You could tell she had done alot of preparing and her samples were awesome. I would say if you get a chance to take a class with her, you definately would not be disappointed!

    kwilt mom

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  65. I live a long way from any shops and workshops so when I went to a quilt show last year I went to a workshop in every time slot and just soaked all the information up at every chance, I learnt so much about machine embroidery and bag making too that now all I need is the time.

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  66. I think I'd use it in a purse. Or maybe in a wall hanging.

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  67. Happy Anniversary Kelly, please enter me into this great giveaway...disappointment has already set in that we don't get Rob hand delivering the goodies....but in this tough old world, I'm sure I can live with it! Hugs Naomi

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  68. Hi and greetings from Western Australia. Thanks for making this possible. The goodies look great. Please enter me in the giveaway. My favourite class was my first - a Bargello. It was special 'cos I learned so much and it has led to so much joy and quilting. regards Sam

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  69. I have never been to a quilting workshop but am now making a square a month at a local sewing center.

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  70. I take a class two Sunday's a month at my future mother-in-law's house. She has been sewing in all manners for many years. We have made banners for the Christmas program at church, a new pair of jammy pants, and my very favorite a Batik robe - FLOOR LENGTH :) Which for this 5'10" girl is miraculous ;) She's an awesome teacher!

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  71. I haven't taken but maybe 2 classes, and I find I do better on my own, or one on one with a friend. Guess I get too easily distracted!!!! I have been on quilting retreats and that was a ton of fun!

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  72. here in the uk i've just done a class with di wells learning how to make her fabulous miniature houses
    gill

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  73. Dear IHAN, I have yet to go to a quilting workshop or retreat. I have only been quilting for a little over a year. (machine quilting) But have been hand sewing and quilting for several years - but only LITTLE quilts! LOL I sit and stitch every night, and LOVE my Roxanne needles!! I just recently attempted sewing circles on the machine into a quilt. That was an experience! LOL!! I am happy to say that I am a book learner (and blog learner now!) and I know this circle book will teach me things about sewing curves that none of my other books touch on! (scoured them all already last month! lol)
    I would be happy to send you a picture of my little circle quilt for an additional entry - but it is not one of their patterns. ? Are you looking for patterns made specifically from that book, or just completed circle designs?
    Thanks so much for the chance!
    Blessings, Brenis ;)

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  74. Wow, wonderful giveaways and a very nice blog.
    Annie

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  75. Never did a quilting workshop. Still want to do that. Have taken a class thru the local community school and really appreciated the level of instruction.

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  76. I've never taken a quilting class... I've only been quilting since this past summer and all my extra money is currently going to fabric!

    I did sit through a half-hour demo at a quilt show once.. it was for an interesting technique where you completed double sided circles then sewed them together to make a quilt.

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  77. Thanks for all of the great giveaways!

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  78. Unfortunately I haven't attended a class yet, but I want to take some as soon as I can afford too. This package is wonderful!

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  79. Unfortunately I have not been able to attend any quilt workshops or classes yet. That is one item on my wish list this year. thanks for the chance to win.

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  80. My favourite workshop so far has been a Seminole piecing one by Carol Piercy. She's a great teacher and it's a fun, easy technique. I'm also looking forward to a workshop coming in May with Pippa Moore - another great teacher!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  81. I knew right away how to respond to this post! My favorite workshop was a two-day free motion class sponsored by a quilt shop together with a sewing machine shop. They brought in new Bernina Aurora 440 QE machines for us to use if we wanted to, and that was an opportunity I couldn't pass up! We had a blast, and I fell in love with the machine.

    We learned so much in those two days--they worked our tails off. And the machine I was sewing on... of course it came home with me! I think deep down I knew I'd end up with a new machine before I ever went to the first day of class, and it's a purchase I haven't regretted!

    Thanks for the great give-away! I would love to add all these fun items to my quilting supplies closet!

    mybusyhands@gmail.com

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  82. Well, have not had a class or a workshop. I do have a patient mother who is a quilter. This is an awesome giveaway with so many of the notions that a quilter needs. Would share with my mother.

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  83. I have never been to a quilt workshop or class. I only recently became interested in quilting, started a quilt group in January where we take turns making blocks for one another. We meet monthly and get lots of great tips from one another.

    Thanks for the great giveaways!

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  84. My favorite workshop is really a retreat. It is held each March at the Watson Retreat in Campbell NY and sponsored by the Mountain Laurel Qilting Guild. A great weekend of quilting friendship which also includes a massage therapist doing a shoulder massage.

    lcloos@epix.net

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  85. what a great prize. Sign me up!
    myirishbaby neillna@nwol.net

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  86. I have never taken a class. My inspiration is my great grandmother. She was still hand piecing tops into her 80s. I have been able to hand quilt several of her tops. My fingers have glided across the very seams she hand sewed together. Love it!

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  87. What a marvelous selection - a dream to win! My most favourite workshop was a midweek retreat a year ago with lots of workshops and the most pleasant part was English paper piecing that I did there for the first time. I am now a member of the Great Hexagon Quilt Along - love it!

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  88. There aren't a lot of local classes, but I did one several years ago that made a double-sided mini quilt with "windows" of varying fabrics, textiles, thread painting etc. It was really a lot of fun and I learned about working with new things like silk organza in quilts!

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  89. I have never been to a quilt workshop or a quilt retreat. This is one of my dreams, to not only go to one but to take my DD along with me. pamspinks.blogspot.com

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  90. I went to a quilt class last month and it was so much fun. I learned how to make blocks similar to drunkards paths. The pattern was called Circle and Spin. I didn't think sewing curved pieces could be so easy.

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  91. My favorite classes are always mystery classes. I always buy fabric that I normally wouldn't and always love the way the project turns out!!! I even drove 2 hours each way for a mystery class! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  92. I love workshops at retreats what would to better than to have a workshop book in your own home and you always need threads pins and needles. Love Anita
    akopp4@roadrunner.com

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  93. I love quilting classes and retreats. It is always so much fun to see the fabrics others have chosen to make the same project. I really enjoy the seeing the end results.

    chris_quilting@yahoo dot com

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  94. Hi there,
    My favorite quilt workshop -experience was at Mo's.
    Mo Shepard is owner of Quilting with Mo a teaching studio.What a great lady. She has this cute studio with a HUGE design wall. She pushes is to explore and be creative. I have learned it is ok to not follow that pattern exactally and also add a touch of me to each project.
    Cheers
    Catie

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  95. My favourite class was a bargello quilt class I took about 17 years ago. I remember being so astonished to find out how easy it was to make something that looked so complicated and fussy. I would love to win your wonderful basket of goodies!

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  96. What a great gift from Checkers!!

    My favorite Quilt Workshop/class was last August in Indianapolis with Bonnie Hunter! I have friends that I stayed with since I live out of state and this made even the non class time great! Bonnie is an awesome teacher and very supportive and encouraging with all of her students. It was a great experience and worth every minute away from home!!!

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  97. My favorite workshop was with the late Doreen Speckman. I laughed so much I had to be careful not to stitch through my fingers. I learned a lot too!

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  98. I haven't taken that many classes, but my favorite one was with John Flynn. He's a pretty funny guy and a great teacher! It was a pickle dish class and I managed to finish a table topper by the end of it (although it's still not quilted).

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  99. I've never been to a Workshop or a class. Thanks for the great giveaways!

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  100. Oh, my...I have taken many good classes...both at my local guild, my local quilt shop, and at large quilt shows and it is very hard to choose a favorite but I can tell you I had the most FUN at a class I took with Gyleen Fitzgerald...it was her tesselating stars pattern class and we had a great time! I would love to dig into that Quilter's Workshop book, though....and also I've never used Aurafil thread but heard it's great, so this would be a nice way to try it.

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  101. I took a class the very first time when I learned how to quilt. Back in the day when we used scissors and templates. The teacher introduced us to the Rotary and we all laughed and said how could this take the place of scissors! Duh!!! I have mostly taught beginners to quilt, which has been the bulk of my class experience. I am happy to say that they have all gone on to be much better quilters then I am :-)

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  102. I love taking workshops. My favorite was one I took with my sister. George and Virginia Siciliano's workshop was on foundation piecing very,very,very tiny pieces. His pattern, Bird of Paradise, was this particular workshop. He is talented and very funny. Lots of fun with this class.

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  103. If a class has an "ah ha" moment, I feel it was worth the money. Normally the ah ha is a short cut, tool or technique that I did not know about prior to the class. The last class I took was for machine quilting, she had us pull the bobbin thread to the top then use a self-threading needle to bury the threads in the quilt...ah ha! No more knots.

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  104. i've hosted 2 stringpiecing workshops recently. They were so much fun, even though I was the teacher, I still had fun.

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  105. I took a workshop by Marsha McCloskey. That was an amazing workshop on the Feathered Star. I learned so many tips and trips and spent the 2 days with my mother...she took the workshop, too. It was so much fun!

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  106. I was teaching a class on medallion quilt design and a student was frustrated with the triangle measurements.Her last border just wouldn't fit so before I could show her how to adjust the seams -- she sliced the quilt in half with her rotary cutter! Maybe she was in the wrong class (anger management. Thanks for the memory.

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  107. I made a garden trellis quilt at a quilt workshop and was able to finish most of it there. I gave it to my niece for a wedding present.

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  108. My favorite Quilt Workshop was taught by Carol Doak. Our Guild brought her in for one of our meetings and she had a workshop. I even let my daughter "skip" school to attend the workshop. Carol was a great instructor and everyone who attended has a great time!

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  109. All those items would help greatly with the next quilt I make - would like to be considered for your give away.

    Robert Kent in northern Iowa - (rjkent at netamumail dot com)

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  110. I'm just back from the Lancaster
    AQS show where I got to help while my friend taugh her classes on quilting.
    Debby Brown teaches very creative ways to quilt for hand quilting, home machines and longarms. It was terrific fun watching all the ladies have their ahhhhh moments.
    I have had fun learning from Carol Doak and Marti Michele in classes but that was even before digital cameras :0).

    Thanks so much for a chance to win this fantastic package.

    Happy sewing

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  111. great looking items to win..

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  112. Again another wonderful gift. Someone will be very lucky. I want to spread it all out on the floor and just smile.

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  113. The latest great workshop I took was last fall. Our guild had Bonnie Kucera from Nebraska give a workshop on her Scrapaholic quilt. She had lots of great ideas for using the scraps, trading to get a bigger variety and quick method to stitch the many triangle squares in the quilt.

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  114. My favourite workshop is teaching hand-quilting: I love to see everyone go 'wow' over my Roxanne thimble and the beautiful shells on top of my needle cases. I quilt with nothing else, and I love sharing the my passion!

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  115. I am a hexagon junkie so my favorite would be a demonstration by Mary Anne Cicotelli at a NJ quilt show a few years ago. She demonstrated her terrific folded hexagon technique and I love it!

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  116. Great company, wonderful package put together. Hope to win it! Thanks.

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  117. My favorite class was learning Hand Applique. I grew up doing hand embroidery and cross stitch and feel most comfortable doing hand sewing, so hand applique is perfect for me. The teacher was very patient and had lots of tips that made the work go smoothly. I still use the freezer paper on top method that she taught 10 years ago.

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  118. I've taken some fun and interesting classes, the best was when 3 friends and I took a hand piecing class together. It was during the week and we all had such fun learning and working with the same fabric packs. It was unusual for all of us to be in the same place together. It was right before my birthday so I got a couple of gifts from the shop as an extra!

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  119. I haven't got the chance to take a class yet, but I'm looking forward to finding one here locally.

    I would love to win this great package and supply my sewing box!

    Thanks for the chance.

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  120. I've never taken an artistic class in my life. My last "class" was right before I got my science degree in college. I'm a duck out of water, too, since I live so far away from anywhere people would come to teach classes. Now if you want to know about some of my calculus class stories (grin). . .

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  121. I have taken and taught quilting classes, so many ladies would benefit from my winning this giveaway. HOPE, HOPE, HOPE, PLEASE

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  122. I've done two workshops; one for a made over sweatshirt which was great fun and only an afternoon deal and hten a weekend retreat across the river into Canada at the Hilton there. We did a mystery; and being new to the guild and a fairly new quilter it was loads of fun! I didn't get up to any shenanigans with the other girls, but hubby came to visit me....hey...a hotel room! With six kids at home we made the best of it! blush!

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  123. My favorite workshop was a landscape quilt workshop that I took at Quilt University. It was so inspiring!
    Micki

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  124. I'm attending a quilting class, I'm in the second year there (originally 3 years now), my teacher's soooooooooo sweet I love her to pieces, book looks really interesting ;)

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  125. Attended a workshop this Tuesday with David Taylor-- tremendous. I never care if I actually get the project done; it's the chance to listen and learn the secrets of the experts (well known or not so well known).

    I'm also a book addict, 2nd place to the in-person experience as far as questions, but lasts longer.

    One thing about any workshop or class -- you can learn as much or more sometimes from the person sitting next to you as from the instructor. We all have our little ways of doing things and if I knew everyone local's little tricks, I could write a book, make a million and go to all the classes I want!

    David's workshop was on his hand applique technique. Interesting because he appliques everything (stuff that I've always pieced) and then machine quilts it all!!

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  126. My favorite quilt workshop was with Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.com. She is so talented, knowledgeable and just plain caring. Loved all of her tips and tricks about scrappy quilt making.

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  127. I have never had the opportunity to attend a quilt workshop or class. This book would be a great tool to help me as l continue to learn how to quilt.

    Wendy

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Thank you for reading the IHAN Blog. I read every comment that is left here however I will not be responding to all coments for giveaways. There are times when I am juggling many tasks at one time and may not reply to all comments. Please e-mail me at quiltnotions@gmail.com if you need a reply quickly. I thank you for your understanding and-
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