Saturday, April 10, 2010

Day 26 of 30 Days of Giveaways - Amy Butler Design

IHAN's 30 Days of Giveaways
Anniversary Celebration
Day 26


I know everyone gets excited about Amy Butler Patterns and Fabric giveaways....so here they are.....


Now that I have your attention.....Did you know that Amy Butler Design is not just "Amy Butler"?  Amy Butler Design is the creative collaboration between a fantastic husband and wife team, Amy and David Butler.  David designs the product packaging, logos, photographs, and website for Amy Butler Design.  Talk about an amazing team, wow!!

You MUST check out David's website, Art of the Midwest. The first thing you will notice is there is a link to Amy Butler Design above his link to Art of the Midwest.  How is that for love?  I'm thinking that man really loves and respects his wife!!! 

When you are looking at David's site click on Logos.  Look how many amazing logos he has created.  Can you imagine what IHAN would have looked like if I had David design it?  I dare dream.....

Amy Butler Design has really expanded.  They have the following product lines:
Not only are they extremely creative but they are generous too!!!  Amy Butler Design has joined IHAN in celebrating our First Year Anniversary by offering some very lucky blog readers the patterns and fabrics pictured above. 

You may be asking yourself....Why did Kelly group the patterns like that?   I was thinking about spreading the love around a bit.  I will draw three winners for today's giveaway. One for the Weekender Travel Bag pattern, one for The Madison Bag and one for the Stash and Cash pattern with the Lotus Pond and Oxford Stripe fabric.

The Blue Sky Hats, Sophia Carry All, and Temple Garland and Oxford Stripe fabric will go into the Grand Prize Drawing!!!  Did you know there is a Grand Prize Drawing
To enter today's giveaway you must leave a comment on this post telling us who helps you find your creative energies?   Is there a favorite person or place that when you are together or in that space your creative energies expand and flow?  Tell us about it.

Thank you Amy and David Butler for your generous gifts....you are making lots of people very happy!!!

Smiles,
Kelly

159 comments:

  1. I really do not have anyone around me that is crafty, let alone someone who quilts. I was self taught. However, I have found so many creative folks on Flickr and in blog land. I have learned so much and have grown from their inspiration and knowledge!


    Love that Sophia Carry-all bag!! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

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  2. All of my contacts on flickr and inspire me. My craft room does too. It is so cozy and relaxing. I can lose myself there for hours on end.

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  3. I am in for the Stash and Cash pattern with the Lotus Pond and Oxford Stripe fabric.

    Who inspires me? Well tonight I was inspired by the smiling eyes a little girl I had never seen before. Both my Nana, who is an artist, and my friend Dave, who is a photographer, inspire me in different ways. But the both say "you can do that!" They boost my creative ego and that inspires me to try new things.
    All of my blogging friends continually inspire me.

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  4. My mom inspired me to get started and I also draw inspiration from others in blogland. I <3 Amy Bulter!

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  5. I am inspired by all those around me. With so many sewing bloggers, fabric lines, retailers, etc. I get so much inspiration.

    I also get inspiration from life experience... I've got an "art piece" rolling around in my head just waiting for final execution.
    The inspiration for that came from a special trip I made several years ago.

    Kelly, thanks for offering this giveaway... I love Amy Butler's fun patterns... crossing fingers on this one! LOL!

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  6. My daughter inspires me. She is even more creative than I am, and that is saying something.

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  7. I really like both getting inspiration for fellow bloggers, and I find a lot in nature and various aspects of my life. The more varied things are the more opportunities for inspiration, and new ideas.

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  8. My creative ideas come from nature...the colors...the seasons...

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  9. My friend Leah is super crafty, and she's always inspiring me.

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  10. I spent many years organizing watercolor painting workshops around the world for a noted artist. He is my creative muse. He died in 2003 but I still hear him encourage my creativity and see him smile when I manage to be a bit productive!

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  11. I have found so much creative inspiration from the many blogs that I visit. I am amazed at what is offered from our fellow quilters/crafters. Thanks so much for your very generous month of giveaways. And thanks for entering me in this fabulous Amy Butler giveaway :-)

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  12. Um, I love love love Amy Butler.
    My inspiration is my Grandma, she was the one person who could do anything, love us no matter what and always be excited to see me. She was the most remarkable woman I have ever known.

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  13. I have a great group of creative and supportive friends! We encourage each other and help each other through the rough spots!

    Thanks for another great give away

    SheilaC

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  14. Most of my ideas come to me in my dreams--I wake up with an idea of what to do or make and I can't "not" do it. Sometimes, I will buy fabric and it will tell me what to do--I know that sounds crazy, but it's true.

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  15. My children, family and friends inspire me. They are so supportive and encouraging, it is great to have them around!

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  16. I love looking at others blogs to get creative, it's so inspiring to see how many wonder quilters there are out there. I can also loose time wandering thru my local quilt shop looking for inspiration.

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  17. I am inspired by the many blogs I read and also by the gals in my neighborhood quilting group. Lately, I have also been inspired by a quilting friend with whom I am in the early stages of a book proposal....yes...a quilting book! I love that weekend travel bag!!!

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  18. Long phone calls across the country with my only daughter helps me find my creative energies. She asks certain questions and comments about certain things and it just gets me going on something new.

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  19. I am definitely inspired by books and magazines, and nature, but my main inspirations comes from the internet and reading blogs. There are some really talented people out there who blog and are natural teachers...like Wanda at Exhuberant Color or Anna Maria Horner. Love them.

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  20. Wow, what a generous prize! I think that my children inspire me to be creative - I just want to make beautiful things for them!

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  21. Funny how some of us seem to be born with a passion to MAKE. Most of my inspiration comes from nature, the wind and the water. currently, I'm working on a piece that I call "Golden Days" which reflects dollops of sunshine among the debris of Autumn.

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  22. Every Tuesday I quilt with a group of 5 ladies. The oldest is 85 & the youngest 78 - I'm 61! THEY are my creative influence. I learn so much from them & they are Wonderful for bouncing ideas back & forth! Thanks so much for the great giveaway opportunities.

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  23. AMY BUTLER I LOVE AMY BUTLER PLEASE PLEASE can I win this. She produces some of the most beautiful patterns and fabric. The weekend travel bag is just soooo........wonderful.
    And my down under address makes them all that more expensive, Oh to have the money to travel with empty suitcases to the USA to bring it home full of fabric and patterns

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  24. I live in Allentown, PA, and it has the most wonderful park system. I love to walk and take in the streams, sculpture, rose garden, arboretum. The sights and sounds at all the different seasons is an inspiration.
    Kathie L.

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  25. Oh wow! I love Amy Butler patterns and things! She has such a great eye for details! My inspiration comes from all over, I can't name one person or thing. ;-) Bloggers are very inspiring!

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  26. Ok, you can take my name off of all the other drawings if you can promise to pick me for this one! I would love one of these bag patterns! Well, ok, I am only kidding...don't take my name off any of your fabulous giveaways, but I would still love to win this one!

    My children are my inspiration for a lot of what I do.

    MGM

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  27. I get inspiration from quilting blogs. I also get a lot of inspiration from my quilt guild.

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  28. I have a guy in my life who is very interested in which I create - he asks questions, he makes suggestions, he praises me when I need it.

    And he makes me feel good about myself. That helps so much to inspire me. I'm very lucky.

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  29. what a wonderful giveaway....you have done some really amazing gifts for your giveaway...you have been working hard (how is that for kissing up)...HA!!

    My creative energy comes from necessity, trying to solve problems and then things start to click.....

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  30. I get inspired by books, blogs and groups online....I like to do challenges online, look at other folks work and read about quilting....basically I just can't get enough of looking at quilts!

    thanks again for a chance to win.....
    If you pick me I'd love the Stash and Cash pattern and that lovely Lotus pond and Oxford strip fabric.
    Happy Sewing

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  31. What inspires me? Playing with color and with shapes, leafing through magazines and books with pictures of vintage quilts.

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  32. My mom used to be my inspiration, but since she passed away I rely on my blogging friends a lot for inspiration. There are so many ideas floating around out there though that sometimes I find myself a little "over-inspired"!

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  33. I am lucky enough to have two people who inspire me. My good friend Connie and I work together and we usually have lunch together. That's wehn the creativity gets started.

    My sister also inspires me even though we live several hundred miles apart. We are always sharing some fun idea and then tweaking it.

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  34. My mom and my sisters really inspire me. We are always looking for new things to try... which means I have about a thousand hobbies now, not just sewing. We all love anything creative, things you can make, and making people happy. No matter the hour, we can always rely on each other for some inspiration when we feel like we've hit the wall so to speak, or just need help figuring something out. I'm so lucky to have so many talented members of my family!

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  35. I have many ways to find my creative energies.
    My awsome family that also sews and quilts.
    The world around me
    my loving husband
    and the great sewing room I have. All these allow me to do stuff of a different nature.

    I would love to win any of these patterns as I do not have them.

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  36. Love Amy Butler! I'm inspired primarily by all the generous bloggers! Being self-taught and knowing only a handful of quilters and sewers, I've learned to rely on my favorite bloggers for both inspiration and instruction.

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  37. Hi, thanks so much for making this possible, and thanks to all your sponsors. I am hopeless with colour - just ask my daughter. So, I always check with her or a friend of mine who is an artist. They not only check that the colours will 'work', they also give me great ideas as well. I'm so glad my daughter has some of her father's genes and can help me in this way. Sam (Sandra) s.downes@murdoch.edu.au

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  38. I find a lot of inspiration from fellow bloggers. Seeing other's work and joining in challenges pushes me to be more creative and learn new things.

    Debbie

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  39. Ooh wow this could be a long comment! LOL I will try to keep it short :) My husband, who is my best friend, biggest cheerleader, and a freaky pea in the same far out pod as I am, motivates me just by being himself! LOL We go on these wild tangents talking about stuff (think rosanna rosanna danna! lol) and somehow after just spending an hour with him, I am ready and motivated to go down to my sewing room and jump on whatever idea has just popped into my head! I swear it has to do with the blessing of just being able to be myself -no matter how goofy - and "free think"!
    My kids are always a constant source of inspiration, and my friends :)
    But taking time out of stressful LIFE, and all the responsibilities that come along with it - shaking it all off - and truly relaxing- ALWAYS opens up the creative juices too!

    Personally Kelly, I dont know how or IF you get any creating done! LOL!! with your awesome site, this blog and huge giveaway, being a busy mom - phew woman!!! You must have some seriously fantastic people in your life!! :D

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  40. I enjoy making baby quilts and so I would say that babies get my creativity going. I absolutely love AMY BUTLER. Thank you so much for offering this!
    kelliemorgan17@gmail.com

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  41. My insiration comes from my children and husband. They give me the best ideas and help me bring me designs to life. I would so love this generous gift, thank you for the opportunity!

    shelly.potter@hotmail.com

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  42. Quilting related blogs have been my inspiration lately. There are so many create people out there and I love that they want to share their ideas and passion.

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  43. I must give credit to my mini quilting group. All of the women in this group are very talented and seeing their work provides inspiration.

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  44. I'm a member of the LA Modern Quilt Guild, and I get a huge amount of creative energy from those crazy ladies! They create SO DOGGONE MANY beautiful things -- I can't believe they let me hang out with them!! :o)
    Other than that, it's the blogosphere. :o)

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  45. My sister is always an inspiration to me. She can see things, when I can still only see fabric.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

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  46. LOVE Amy Butler Designs (of course!) What a yummy giveaway! I'm a very creative person who makes furniture, paints, takes photographs, sews & decorates. I get inspiration from many different sources-- from bloggers, local artists, magazines, books, people & nature. Right now my main source of inspiration is my 5 year old daughter and her spunky personality. She inspires me everyday to create something new.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    thekirkfamily4@gmail.com

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  47. Podria decir un lugar tranquilo, o el sol de la mañana de otoño pero actualmente el no poder sentarme a coser como deseo es mi fuente mayor de inspiracion, mi cabeza fluye en ideas, pero no puedo ahora hacerlo entonces ahi esta mi inspiracion es no poder concretarlo, paradoja,verdad?

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  48. My family supports me and admire my creations even though sometimes they are not very successful.

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  49. Well I have to put my name in for this...I love Amy Butlers patterns and fabrics Kelly...inspiration seems to come when I see a new fabric and "how it makes me feel". I also think that friends I chat with day to day encourage me with what I might think sounds or looks good and with their encouragement it makes me want to do more or finish off things.
    Hugs Khris

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  50. I get my creative juices flowing from internet blogs and websites. You all do a great job sharing photos, tips, ideas and product info to help us create. I've learned alot about new products here that I never knew how to use.

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  51. I get a lot of my energies from my mom who taught me how to quilt. She's really good for bouncing ideas off of. Lately I've been getting ideas and the "quilting vibe" as I call it from looking at pictures on blogs. It just kicks me into gear when I'm stuck.

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  52. My grandmother and mother seem to have passed the family creativity genes on to me - they started me sewing when I was just a little girl. And my daughter helps inspire my ideas and encourages me every day. And I also love to see what other sewers have posted on the internet. There's so much inspiration all around us!
    I'd LOVE to win one of these Amy Butler items! Thanks for the chance!

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  53. Would love that weekender bag pattern!!!

    I'm inspired by color and texture everywhere...from the sun hitting the morning grass to a blue linen shirt on someone passing by my mind jumps to what those colors would look like in my next project...

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  54. I am truly inspired by my guild; especially, your VP for East Coast Operations. Now who wouldn't be inspired by her? If that is not enough the vice presidential spouse will inspire you with his support of whatever the VP is up to.




    lcloos@epix.net

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  55. My inspiration is simply the world around me.

    Some days I don't have any inspiration at all, but suddenly I see a colour, flower or something completely different and I get an idea.

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  56. Creative energy hits me everywhere, but I have a chance to act on it when I am in my sewing room. Very often creative energy and time in my sewing room don't align, and that makes me sad. Karmen (who works outside the home)

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  57. I have been very fortunate to have an arty crafty family my mother paints,sews and bakes. My father is brilliant at anything building, metal work etc. My borther followed in my fathers footsteps so its only natural that I take after an amazing woman my mum, oh ok get prlaenty of inspiration from brilliant crafters out there in blog land.

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  58. Kelly thank you again for the chance to win. I find my creative energies reading blogs and seeing how people create. I also read alot of magazines and books related to quilts and I basically learn on my own.

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  59. Oh my goodness, I totally want to win!!! I love the Sophia and the Hat, but I'm dying to see all the details in the Weekender. Oooh. and the fabric...

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  60. When I read the question, I went OH NO. I don't have anyone special. Then I started thinking about all the bloggers that share tutorials, photos, themselves. I stay in WOW of everyone! And I went YES, I do.

    Then I thought of my overwhelming QUILTING Library and I thought YES, I do. I love my books and the many talented quilters who have shared their expertise with me. And QUILTING Magazines. Yes, I do, and I am so lucky.

    Then I thought of the time I spend looking at Quilting Shows and I think YES, I do.

    Then I thought of the quilting shows I attend, and I think, YES, I do.

    And, how could I not be inspired, by the beautiful quilting tools, FABRICS, and I think, YES, I do.

    I have a QUILTING VILLAGE that inspire me, give me JOY. I am BLESSED.

    Now if I just had the TIME, TALENT. :-)

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  61. I am most inspired by nature's used of color. There are no rules and colors are together in ways the "rules" would say are wrong. I always liked using all the colors in the crayon box and still like using all the colors.

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  62. I credit both my parents who are in their eighties for bestowing me with the gift of creativity. My father currently makes the most amazing turned wooden bowls. Both of them taught me the joy of working with my hands.

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  63. My mom and grandmother are my inspiration for my artistic endeavors, as are my young adult daughters. they love the retro look and bright fun colors. They would both love Amy Butler bags.

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  64. i hv to say that quilting bloggers along with their flickr groups has been the most inspirational.

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  65. I am so happy to have been introduced to your blog. And yes I love Amy Butler. My sister sent me one of her books last summer. It has a permanent spot on my coffee table. Thank you and looking forward to perusing your blog some more.

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  66. Almost anything if the colors are bright!

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  67. Love the blogs - how can I not be inspired by all the creative people out there!!

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  68. I'm in a stitching group, and my friend Pam is always challenging us to do something new together. I've done more neato stuff because of Pam! Thanks for your wonderful give-away...and LOVE Amy Butler's patterns and fabrics...way cool.

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  69. Oh, I've wanted to make an Amy Butler bag for the longest time--I hope I win!!

    I have a dear friend who got me back into quilting when I was recovering from back surgery a couple of years ago. I could hand-piece while on bed-rest, and it made me feel productive at a time when I was allowed to do almost nothing. She and I still inspire each other, and cheer one another on with projects. We're like two gossipy kids, talking about fabric and quilt designs. :)

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  70. My Mom is a great one for helping me come up with ideas. When she comes over, she always sees things with a different eye than I do looking at them everyday. It's a great help!

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  71. My friend Ciara inspires me to create. She got me started quilting and whenever I go over to sew at her house, we always get so much done!

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  72. Creative juices start flowing when I pick up my camera and take photos. It's my passion (and I hope to keep getting better at it)...looking behind the camera helps me to see the world from a different perspective (I LOVE macro because of this). Other inspirations: all of you! I love reading blogs. And then there's classes - every time I take a class and learn a new technique or see what everyone else is making gives me ideas! :)

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  73. My favorite inspiration site is quilterblogs.com. I love to see what other quilters are up to and get some great ideas!

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  74. THANK YOU Amy Butler for being part of the IHAN Birthday Celebration with the fantastic giveaway!!! Would LOVE to win this one!!

    My inspiration comes from all of the wonderful blogs that I read and the Quilt Shops that I have the pleasure of visiting! Who can resist wanting to duplicate a beautiful project that you have seen on line or in person?

    Thanks Kelly and Amy Butler (who has the MOST fantastic designs!!) for this giveaway!! I know I've said it once, but this was too good not to repeat!!

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  75. I started a quilt group sort of like those virtual quilting bee groups I see all over blogland, only our group is local. We meet once a months to exchange fabric to make blocks for each other and we also talk about lots of ideas. Also we have a facebook group page where we're always posting links and helpful hints, etc. I highly recommend groups like these!

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  76. I get creative motivation from my quilting friends. We love getting together quite a bit and that always gets me sewing!

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  77. My kids definitely inspire me to be creative, and I spend a lot time talking through projects with my Mom, but she lives 3000 miles away so sometimes it's difficult. I love getting inspired by all of my "virtual" friends though!

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  78. I get my inspiration from my monthly quilt club meetings that I nagged my local quilt store owner to set up.

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  79. I find great ideas from blogs, what did we do before them! I also borrow a lot of craft books from the local library

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  80. I have a friend who works in a quilt store and she is wonderful at helping me put projects together.

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  81. For me going for nature walks, gives me creative energy. Everything in nature is just as it is supposed to be, no questioning or scrutinizing: just perfect the way it is. Somehow it takes off the pressures of life for me. Thank you!

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  82. I use the book "The Artists Way" to help with my creativity. It's by Julia Cameron. Love Amy Butler and the fabrics!

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  83. I like to walk around in nature by myself to get ideas. I like to go by myself because I get a chance to actually think in peace and quiet! With young children, it's never quiet around here. : )

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  84. Working at a quilt shop fuels my creative energy. I'm surrounded by talented employees and customers.

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  85. What a great giveaway, Love the bags.. I am inspired by all the creative people here in blogland and also by my friends. I also take a monthly class and I'm continually inspired by the creative teacher. Thanks.

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  86. I am inspired by all of the neat ideas that are shared online. It is great that we can encourage and support one another.

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  87. I am inspired every month at my local quilt guild. We have wonderful programs and great show and tell.

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  88. My mom inspires me all the time to be creative.

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  89. My best inspiration comes during quiet moments when I turn off the noise of life and give myself time and space. This is true not only of sewing/quilting, but all areas of life.

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  90. Who helps me find my creative energies? The blogs, websites, magazines, and PBS shows galvanize me into action. I enjoy looking at Flickr images and seeing what others have done. It opens me up to sketching and making quilts without a firm pattern -- just ideas and alternate ideas.

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  91. I get excited about quilting when I am teaching quilting classes as the students always ask questions and inspire me to move onward and forward with new things.

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  92. My family definitely inspires my creativity--they always need me to make them something, and I always want to make it unique and special! Gram needs knitting needle holders, Mom needs a new quilt, sis needs curtains, Dad needs padded bags for camera accessories...I love every challenge!

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  93. I have a friend who will once in a while bring her machine over. We set up at the kitchen table with all the necessary things plus lots of coffee! Once we start gabbing and sewing, the creativity can really start to roll!!

    mybusyhands@gmail.com

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  94. I am always inspired by the blogs I visit, and when I'm in the need for a little tactile love, I head to a local quilt shop! Just being around the fabric gets my creative juices flowing!

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  95. I love blogs, they are truly inspiring. But my creative energies really get going when I have changed the hundredth dirty diaper or load of laundry or when I have picked up the same toy 500 times and I need to be reminded that I can do something that doesn't have to be redone. I can stand back and say, man I did that. Concrete proof that I can do something constructive. I feel a little insecure or self indulgent reading that back. But hey its the truth.

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  96. I'll ask ANYONE! ;o) After I've done the math three times, I run it by husband to recheck. I have a talented sister-in-law who helps me with colors. My mother likes everything I do!

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  97. My creative energies are found in my husband, he's the one that encourages me to quilt, and the one that got me to break my sewing machine out of it's box.

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  98. I have a group of quilting friends. We call ourselves the Wild Threads. I get lots of motivation and inspiration from them. They taught me to move way out of my old comfort zone! And lets not forget blogland, my gosh the ideas out there make my head spin! Please enter me for the Amy Butler goodies, I love her stuff.

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  99. my Mother is who I think of for my inspiration, she is the reason I now make charity quilts, I have taken her cause and made it my own since she passed

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  100. I am inspired by the blogs I read and all the amazing folks on Flickr and in my online quilt bees. I have learned so much from the internet!

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  101. I am inspired by my senses; what I see or want to see, the feel of fabric, whether I'm shopping for it or using it. I love the flow of fabric when I am at my sewing machine, the sound of the motor, the whole experience of sewing.
    Your giveaways are incredible. Thanks for the chance.

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  102. I love Amy's patterns and fabric! I find that reading other blogs helps me find my creative energies. It is so easy to get excited when there are so many talented people out there in blogland who are so generous with the sharing of their time and knowledge!

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  103. My husband is a great source for inspiration and motivation. He's actually helped me several times pick out the right fabric for a project...but don't tell him I told you!

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  104. I get inspiration from my art quilter friend, Dahn. I also get inspiration from looking at blog sites - sometimes too much inspiration. There are so many things I want to try. Love that Amy Butler fabric and patterns though.

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  105. My mom and my sister are my go-to people for creative inspiration! We always brainstorm together to come up with new ideas.
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  106. I get most inspired by the incredible quilters I find online, usually in blogs. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  107. quilting magazines and quilting blogs inspire me.Wonderful giveaway.

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  108. Our Old Bags Night class has made an Amy Butler Bag. My inspiration comes from my quilting friends,Yankee Quilter Shop, and now from the blogs I have linked to.
    Elaine

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  109. Outside, if that can be a place. Colors, animals, plants all get me going. I talk to my daughter about plans and usually just talking it through, makes it happen.

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  110. The internet has done that for me. I LOVE the internet...hubby calls it my best friend....I use to just get newsletters, then progressed to forums and now am into blogs. All the inspiration I get is overwhelming for sure...there is no way to do EVERYTHING I'd like to! I have followed you for a while; first as a desktop link, now in google reader. YOU are part of the inspiration....you help to make the creative side easier by offering not only the tools but the know how. THanks!

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  111. I am inspired by all the wonderful creative blogs & pictures I find online

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  112. i usually ask my husband for input. he sometimes hems and haws, but i think he secretly loves it. he has in the past been the more creative one in the house. it is fun to get to share that with him now :)

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  113. Yes Kelly, I agree...David must really be in Luuurve with Amy huh? My favourite source of inspiration that spurs me on to make things, is either my internet family in Khristina's craft group, or from some of the talented bloggers out there.....they all know who they are.....can't name them all and giveaway my sources of creative inspiration now can I? Hugs Naomi

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  114. I had no idea Amy Butler Designs was a husband/wife team.. that is too cool!

    My mom is my creative force. She is the one who got me into sewing and quilting. She is the best person to talk to get through creative blocks or just get inspiration.

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  115. All kinds of things inspire me creatively, whether a conversation with my husband or kids, being outdoors, or seeing someone else's project on a blog. I am very fortunate to have a studio - just stepping through the door relaxes me and inspires me. It allows me to focus immediately on creative work, because everything else falls away when I walk in.

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  116. This is an easy answer for me! The women in my life are what helps me find my creative energies! I have amazing women in my life that are all creative. This starts with my Grandmother, Mother, and my 3 sisters (and one sister-in-law). Seriously amazing women! We love getting together and crafting the night away.
    Rebecca of the R&W Gals

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  117. i love her designs and I knew he is part of the team! My husband is my inspiration too! I also get inspired by nature and I love taking pictures!

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  118. I started sewing only recently when I joined a class. My inspiration comes from my sewing mates and the many blogs that I've had the chance to visit.

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  119. I love the Amy Butler lines! They are so inspiring:) I like to go upstairs in my studio and escape from the world to create. It is so peaceful for me, without it I'm not sure what I would do. Thanks for fueling my creative spirit. Jennifer Morlock

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  120. My sister inspires me... with an MFA in Printmaking - she is quite creative!

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  121. I'm so inspired by the blogs I read (what did we do before?) and my friends who are very creative. Thanks for entering me!

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  122. I am always inspired by meetings with my quilt guild, the Lions Gate Quilters' Guild. We have some great speakers, a huge library and all the members are very creative! Also, I love blogs! Lots of inspiration there!
    Thank you for the giveaways!

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  123. My children are my biggest sources of inspiration. They see the world in unique ways that I have not thought about. They amaze me everyday.

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  124. I love Amy Butler! My husband is really supportive with all my crafts and I also read a lot of blogs. There are so many talented people out there!

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  125. I don't have any one person who inspires me. Rather, I tend to find inspiration in many places and one of my favorite mediums is blogland. There are so many creative people who so generously share their work, tips, and ideas. Love it!

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  126. My creative spurs come from all kinds of sources. Blogland, magazines, books, nature--really any place that exhibits interesting color combos and/or fascinating patterns. Sometimes just playing around with EQ6 is all I need to get inspired. Amy Butler's patterns and fabrics are so awesome, love the giveaway Thanks

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  127. My husband and I work very well together and when we have our meals and morning and afternoon tea... we just start chatting and before you know it we have designed something new...

    I love Amy Butler patterns and fabrics...
    Cath's Blog
    Cath Ü

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  128. My Mom and both of my Grandmothers always inspired me with the many fabric and fiber arts thru out my life.
    Now that I am older, my children, my Grandchildren and my husband all inspire me with ideas of things I want to make for them. I love to create things to give as gifts to my family.
    My Mom and I get together and sew or discuss our projects that we are working on. Even though we live 2 hours from each other, we make time to enjoy creating things together.

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  129. My creative energy is definitely propelled by the Saturday-night sew in group of ladies at TAmmy Tadd's (sycamore, IL). I met this group via the internet after starting a blog last year. I am in awe of the amazing creativity out here in blogland and that also encourages my perfectionist side to relax and enjoy the process. I try to comment on blogs because when I am forced to articulate something, I give it a lot of thought which in turn gives me focus, leading to my own creativity. See? I wouldn't have realized all that had you not asked! thanks!

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  130. I find inspiration from fellow crafters on Flickr and from reading blogs. I always try to put my own personal twist on something inspired by others' work!

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  131. My godmother and godfather are both artists, and their home is inspiring. Being with these creative people helps fuel the creative energy in me, too. The beach inspires creativity for me, too, because it's so relaxing.

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  132. I get a lot of support from the internet. Post I see that inspire me, friends who comment and write, and examples of women with many under fives or caring for disabled or elderly relatives etc, who still find time for crafting, whilst I (with two teenagers) do not... and they inspire me with what they achieve.

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  133. It's going to sound silly but my Mom inspires me more than any other individual (I do get help from bloggy friends in this department too). Mom does killer embroidery but it's more than that - she has a keen eye and a natural flair for color that come into play all day, every day.

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  134. I am inspired daily as my many pretty books of ideas can testify. I carry a camera always and take pictures of things that strike my fancy. A barn, flowers, etc. blogland has been inspiring for ideas too. It seems that when I start talking about what I want to make with my husband he helps to expand the thought in many more directions. I love that he gets excited about my ideas. I also like to sit on a park bench with my lunch and daydream in the warmth of the sun about things to make. Goofy I know, but true.

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  135. Amy Butler's fabrics and patterns are so inspiring. Have made a couple quilts with her fabric line and love the colors. Her patterns are easy to follow

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  136. I love Amy Butler!
    I babysit grandkids every day but I keep my art room and sewing room by invitation only...it is my creative place and just going in to the quiet makes me want to create things....it is my breath of fresh air!

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  137. I love to read blogs and check out web sites for inspiration.

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  138. Wow! Thanks for this one too! Love Amy Butler fabrics/patterns.

    My older sister inspires me to create one of a kind items...and it surprises me to find that "spark" inside of me after she "lights me up". Thanks, Sis.

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  139. Didn't know about the Grand Prize Drawing....
    My inspiration and sounding board mainly for colours is my dear hubby. He always has good advice
    Celine

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  140. My inspiration for crafts and creating is always my garden. When I find I am unable to write or paint or think of something new and different I wander out there and almost always find inspiration.

    This is an exciting giveawy. Thank you for the chances.

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  141. I belong to a group that meets regularly to quilt. They are a great resource. I also get excited about the many ideas and bundles of new information on the internet. I find blogs to be especially full of inspiration. Sometimes I need to quit looking for inspiration and get working on projects at hand.

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  142. I have found that being out in the garden with my plants and flowers is usually one way to gain some inspiration. The colors and textures amaze me.

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  143. My daughter feed my creative energies by her great sense of design and color. She motivates me to be a better quilter by her admiration of my work. I am blessed by her and want to make her everything her heart desires.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Kelley
    p.s. The Frenchy bag rocks!

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  144. My gram and my neighbor. both these ladies are in their 80's and they love to see what I am working on. I want them to have something new to look at so I always have something that I am working on. They love to see the progress of my work

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  145. I go on flickr, enter the idea, and wow! I get inspired when I am lazy and tired! It usually does the trick!

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  146. A sunny day in the garden inspires me ...of course all the wonderful blogs I read arem very inspiring!!

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  147. I am inspired by nature and the all the colours and patterns that you see everywhere!
    Micki

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  148. My mom really helps with my creative flow. She's a painter and I think I inherited her creativity. I always get lots of ideas when we hang out!

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  149. Traveling to new places inspires me more than anything else.

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  150. Who helps me to find my creative energies?
    My mom helps me to search for my energy, they expand and flow, mommy's my fave person too, all the things seems to be well located if shes's around

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  151. my nieces and nephew help me being creative as I am allways looking for cute things to make for them.

    I have just started appliqué and the spring flowers are helping me being creative.

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  152. All of the amazing bloggers and crafters online inspire me. I'm the only one I know who quilts and knits and crochets, so I turn to the web for inspiration. There are so many amazing project around, they keep my head spinning! I can't keep up with everything I want to make.

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  153. Amy and David Butler - what a wonderful team. My husband is my inspiration helper and the one I always take with me for fabric shopping. He always says, "Sweetheart, are you sure you don't want to get three yards instead of one." Love, love that man.

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  154. My daughter inspires me ...she sees color so clearly and is a help to me.

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  155. The creative energies are all around! It's that I'm not always seeing or hearing. The seasons, nature, travels, friends and family, history and more of that synchronicity - just need to look and listen! Great memories of creative get-aways with friends and family around the country.

    Thanks Kelly and Amy and David!

    Beautiful Day 26!

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  156. I think colors inspire me - I see pretty fabric I love, and have to buy to make something, and then finding a pattern or get an idea from a pattern that would look great with it. Plus, I live on 18 acres which we LOVE, and has some gorgeous views. That helps too! LOL!

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  157. I'd love to be entered into this giveaway. Who doesn't love Amy Butler?

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  158. To get my creative energy going, I have my grandaughter work with me - she has a younger, hipper eye and can really put brights together, which is tough for this civil war grandma:)

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  159. "Grandma" (An older lady in our church) is the person who inspires me to be creative the most. She is teaching me to quilt and is so encouraging, even when I feel hopeless. I look at my quilt and I am thankful for her time and energy in teaching me.

    Thank You,
    Wendy

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