Friday, June 14, 2013

Virtual Quilting Bee block #8 + an awesome giveaway

It's hard to believe that we are already on Block #8 of the Virtual Quilting Bee - which means we are almost half way there!
If you're new to the Virtual Quilting Bee click here for all the details as well as links to block and introduction to quilting tutorials. 
This month the block is designed and taught by Judi Madsen of Green Fairy Quilts. Doesn't it look fancy? I'm so excited to learn Judi's technique for making this block. It is a little more detailed than some of our earlier blocks, but we are ready for a new challenge! Just keep in mind what I shared in my last post: pin your points when you sew and sew your seams with a scant 1/4" seam allowance. Don't forget to press carefully - don't stretch the fabric. You're going to do great!

If you are not familiar with Judi or Green Fairy Quilts, you must check out her blog to see her amazing quilting! Judi and her husband also own an online fabric shop specializing in pre-cut fabrics, specifically Moda's, at great prices.
And today Judi is offering to giveaway a fat quarter bundle of Moda's new collection Baby Jane by Cosmo Cricket. I have been seeing sneak peaks of this line popping up in social media land and I am totally smitten. I may have break down and get some!
If you would like the opportunity to win this pretty fat quarter bundle (a $90 value!) visit Green Fairy Quilts and sign up for their newsletter, come back and leave a comment telling me that you did. That way you'll get the latest head's up on the amazing sales, specials, and pre-order announcements when new things arrive in the shop. There's even a great sale going on right now! Giveaway open until Wednesday, June 19 at midnight, MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Winner: ELNMJune 14, 2013 at 7:04 PM
I'm already signed up for Green Fairy Quilts newsletter! Love this fabric line - soft colors with the pop of red. Many thanks for the inspiration! 

Thanks again to Judi for the latest block tutorial and for a snazzy giveaway to go along with it!

368 comments:

  1. I follow green fairy quilts! And get their newsletter!

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  2. I follow Judi! And get her newsletter. Love her blog and her talent. Thanks for the great giveaway, that is a very interesting block.

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  3. I receive the Green Fairy newsletter.Judi has a great quilt shop and is a beautiful quilter. Btw, hope you and your family are having a great summer!

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  4. I follow Judi and now I have signed up for her newsletter. So much talent in this Bee.

    Thanks for sharing and please enter me into the drawing for the great fabric.
    Jacqueline

    jleibfried@aol.com

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  5. I've been following Green Fairy for some time now and receive their newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway.
    rmk815@gmail.com

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  6. Wowsers! Isn't that a great block! I can't wait!
    And Yes, I'm all signed up for the newsletter!

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  7. Hi, I already get their newsletter, hope that counts! :-)

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  8. Love the yellow block! I get their newsletter.

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  9. I am a lover of the green fairy!

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  10. Oooh great giveaway! Thanks. I did sign up for the newsletter too.

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  11. Love Green Fairy, and I'm already signed up for their newsletter!!! I'm so excited about this block; it's lovely! -Danielle B.

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  12. I love Green Fairy quilts and order from them often. I am already signed up for their newsletter!

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  13. I already get the Green Fairy newsletter. It's full of temptation every time! Love the block, can't wait to make some of the Virtual Quilting Bee blocks.

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  14. I am a follower of Judi and yours :) I get Judi's newsletter.

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  15. I already get the newsletter from Green Fairy---and just received an order from them last week! These blocks look great!

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  16. Just signed up for Judi's newsletter. and now will be a follower of yours too!

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  17. I'm already signed up for her newsletter!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  18. I'm signed up for her newsletter and am in love with that fabric! It's a bit outside of my fabric "comfort zone" but it's been calling my name since I first saw it!!! georgiagirlquilts (at) gmail (dot) com

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  19. I already get the Green Fairy newsletter.

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  20. I am signed up for their newsletter. Love this new collection!

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  21. Enjoying this virtual quilting bee. And I am already signed up for the Green Fairy newsletter.

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  22. I already get the Green Fairy newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win-I love the Baby Jane fabric!

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  23. I follow via Bloglovin and I just signed up for the newsletter.

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  24. I am signed up for their newsletter! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. All signed up. Love the site and all her eye candy.

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  26. I am signed up for the newsletter - thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. I love the Green Fairy newsletter and the site. It is a wonderful place to see fabrics and really easy to find what you are looking for (even if you didn't know you were looking for it!!)

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  28. that's a great shop and new to me. I've signed up to the newsletter.

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  29. I am signed up for the newsletter. Loving all the blocks. Thanks

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  30. I do get Green Fairy's Newsletter, always something to tempt me there! Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  31. I signed up for the newsletter over a year ago and shop there frequently! Love this Baby Jane, thought about using it for the QAL that Judi is hosting!

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  32. I get the Green Fairy Newsletter! What a generous giveaway :)

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  33. Signed up for the newsletter!! Love the fabric!

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  34. Excited for another block! I love green fairy quilts, that is actually where I got my fat quarter bundle for our quilt along. I already subscribe to their newsletter! Love getting because they offer great sales!

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  35. signed up for her newsletter, and totally in love with the colors of this stack

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  36. I signed up for their newsletter, thanks for the chance! I love that block, especially in all solids!

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  38. I already get the newsletter from Green Fairy Quilts. I highly recommend them! Friendly, fast, and great deals! Free shipping, need I say more?

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  39. I'm signed up for the Green Fairy Quilts newsletter, thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. I already get the newsletter .....love the new Cosmo Cricket fabric. Thanks for the chance!

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  41. I receive Green Fairy Quilt's newsletter, and would love the chance to win this fabric, it's gorgeous!

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  42. I'm signed up. Please pick me.....
    Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful fabric.

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  43. I get The Green Fairy Newsletter. Oh, this block looks tricky, hope I can do it.

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  44. I just signed up for the newsletter - the fabric looks lovely. Looking forward to piecing the new block tomorrow.

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  45. I already get the Green Fairy Newsletter. Love this fabric. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  46. I'm all signed up for the newsletter! I already love Green Fairy Quilts - I discovered them through your blog, so kudos to you. I can't wait to make this block.

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  47. Thanks for the opportunity... I've signed up for the newsletter. I love that you can pre-order fabrics coming out in the next 5-6 months now... I'm going crazy over so many lines from market, now I can plan my purchases and relax!

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  48. I am already signed up for the newsleterr and love Green FAiry Quilts. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  50. I love Green Fairy Quilts. Always great prices and great selection. I've been signed up for their newsletter for a few years now, it's wonderful but dangerous!

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  51. I signed up for the newsletter. Love the new VQB block!

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  52. I signed up for the newsletter. Thank you.

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  53. I've been following Judi for a long time - already get her newsletter. Thanks for sharing :).

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  54. I follow Green Fairy Quilts and get their newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. I follow Green Fairy Quilts and get their newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. I signed up for green fairy's newsletter, thanks for the opportunity to win this great fabric!

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  57. I love this collection and I would love to win it! I signed up for the newsletter - thanks for the chance to win!

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  58. I follow Green Fairy Quilts and I get Judi's newsletter.
    Thanks for this generous giveaway!

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  59. I love this block -- I'm trying to imagine the variations of designs for a whole quilt using this block -- I think it would look really cool! I just went and signed up for Green Fairy Quilts' newsletter. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  60. I already get their newsletter and dearly love her blog and quilts! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  61. I already get the Green Fairy newsletter. I love to order from them!

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  62. I'm signed up for her newsletter a while back. She has great sales and Customer service.

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  63. I signed up for the Green Fairy newsletter! Thanks for the chance to win this great bundle!

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  64. Awesome giveaway! I signed up for their newsletter.

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  65. Love this block!! And subscribed to the newsletter. :)

    Pearl

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  66. I just signed up to receive Green Fairy Quilt's newsletter. What a generous give away!!! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful fat quarter bundle!

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  67. I'm already signed up for Green Fairy Quilt's newsletter! Baby Jane is an adorable line of fabric, and the colours are perfect.

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  68. I follow Green Fairy and receiver her newsletter...WHAT DEALS!! I also follow you...such inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely bundle..I have babies coming out of my ears! :o) I'm going to be a GRAMMY....'My' due date is TODAY!!!! Wish me luck!
    Paulette

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  69. Just signed up for her newsletter. I couldn't find the link on her store that you linked but I found the newsletter sign up on her blog. Thanks for the chance to win! Love your blog and work too!

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  70. Snap!!! That quilt block is awesome!!! I am already happily signed up for Green Fairy Quilts's newsletter!

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  71. I signed up for the newsletter. It was hard to find the sign up page. They are such a cute couple! Thanks for doing this quilt. It's fun to have a new block to look forward to!

    Cheery wave from
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  72. Love this block! I am already subscribed to Green Fairy Newsletter and love the selection she carries. Would be awesome to win! Thanks for the generous giveaway :-)

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  73. I signed up for their newsletter

    I've had my eye on this line since our little girl was born two months ago... Her middle name and the fabric name match! :)

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  74. I get their newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  75. I'm signed up for their newsletter. Love Baby Jane, I want I want!

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  76. I already receive the green fairy quilts newsletter! I love them and have purchased from them several times!

    Fawn

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  77. I signed up for their newsletter. Thank you for the giveaway!

    lbanders00(at)aol(dot)com

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  78. Hi!!!! Very pretty block!!!! I follow Green Fairy Quilts and signed up for their newsletter!!!!! Thanks for the fun give away!!!!

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  79. I signed up for their newsletter!

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  80. Judy's quilting is so amazing, oh to be that good. I believe I was already subscribed to her newsletter, but I did it again just to be sure.

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  81. I am already signed up for the newsletter. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  82. I am all signed up for their newsletter. I check their website periodically for new fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  83. All signed up! Looks like a great shop!

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  84. I signed up for their newsletter, and crossing my fingers that I win that snazzy stack of fabrics...sew fun!

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  85. I am already subscribed to Green Fairy Newsletter and love the fabric selection they carry. It would be wonderful to win! Thanks for the awesome giveaway :-)

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  86. I signed up for the newsletter and know that they have amazing sales. Would love to win that stack of pretty fabric. Thanks.

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  87. I am subscribed to the newsletter already. Just love her site! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  88. I already recieve the newsletter!! Thanks for all the inspiration!!

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  89. I am subscribed to the newsletter! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  90. I am subscribed........... GREAT bLOCK!

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  91. I've signed up for Green Fairy's newsletter and would love to get the Baby Jane fabric bundle! Thanks for the chance.

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  92. ALREADY SUBSCRIBE TO GREEN FAIRY'S NEWSLETTER!
    WHAT A SWELL GIVEAWAY BUNDLE!
    THANKS TO JUDI+YOU FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  93. I've signed up for the newsletter! Thanks for the chance!

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  94. Wow, what a giveaway! I get Judi's newsletter (and have for a while). Thanks so much -- I would love to quilt that bundle!

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  95. I'm already a newsletter recipient, but had to go check out the sale and bought a layer cake of Simply Style!

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  96. I'm signed up for the newsletter. Great giveaway - thanks!

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  97. I signed up for the newsletter. This fabric is a-mah-zing!

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  98. Yep, I signed up for the newsletter, many thanks for the chance to win.

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  99. Good thing I already get her newsletter because this is an AWESOME giveaway!!!

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  100. I already get Green Fairy's newsletters. Judi just sent one out with a great coupon code. Love Sweet Baby Jane too, Cosmo Cricket is my most favorite designer and I always pick up a FQ bundle of their new releases.

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  101. I'm already signed up for the newsletter. Great give-away! Thanks!!

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  102. I already receive Green Fairy's newsletter. Baby Jane is such a cute fabric line I may just have to pick up some of it. Thanks for the chance!

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  103. Yay I already get the newsletter by email - this is a wonderful giveaway!! Yummy fabric!!!

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  104. Thanks for the giveaway! I receive the newsletter!!

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  105. I signed up for the newsletter.

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  106. I am signed up for the newsletter. Thank you!

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  107. I signed up. Thanks for the chance. I am so looking forward to Judi 's new book too

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  108. Luv the block! Signed up for the newsletter.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  109. I'm already signed up for their fabulous newsletter:) Thanks so much, now to go make my block...

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  110. I am signed up for their newsletters! They have great deals on fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  111. Hello, I already get their newsletter!! Thank you for a chance!!
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  112. Thanks! I signed up for Green Fairy Quilt's newsletter.

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  113. I signed up for the newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win this cute fabric
    Shawn

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  114. I signed up for their newsletter. I love that you can preorder like that! I'm going to preorder a fqb of scrumptious!
    Kedoran (at) cox (dot) net

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  115. This Baby Jane fabric is awesome! If I don't win it, I'll definitely have to buy some. :). Thanks, Judi and Ay, for the giveaway!

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  116. Hi! I already get Judi's newsletter. I love the new line Baby Jane! It is so cute! Thank you for the chance to win, but if I don't, I'm going to have to buy some because I know the perfect quilt to make up with it!!!

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  117. I already get the Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. Love the FQ bundle.

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  118. I get Judi's newsletter already :-D

    brookeali(at)Hotmail.com

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  119. I signed up and cant wait for her newsletter babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  120. I signed up for the newsletter at Green Fairy Quilts. What a fun place to shop! I'll have a great time there :)

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  121. I already receive the newsletter and love their customer service!

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  122. i signed up, i think i should have do so already cause i do love their fabrics

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  123. Just signed up for Judi's newsletter. Checked out her blog too. What an amazing quilter!

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  124. I already get the Green Fairy newsletter...I love the great deals on precuts that Judi offers and I order from her whenever my budget allows!!

    Tami
    tamiquilts(at)att(dot)net

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  125. I get the newsletter. Her block is wonderful, when it's shown laid out in a quilt, it's so beautiful! Love this fabric :)

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  126. I already get the newsletter - LOVE the shop and her amazing quilting skills! Thanks for the chance!

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  127. I signed up with my yahoo account. What wonderful fabrics. I am always looking for new resources.

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  128. I already receive their newsletter, love their shop and Judi's quilting! And this fabris!

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  129. Green Fairy Quilts is already my favorite on-line fabric shop for precuts. I'm a fan of Judi's clever quilting and your darling blog. Can't wait to see this new line from Cosmo Cricket.

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  130. Signed up for her newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win this great bundle

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  131. I just signed up for the newsletter although I was always visiting her site. It's one of my Favorites! Thanks for the chance to win some yummy looking fabric.

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  132. Signed up for the newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  133. I signed up for the newsletter. Thanks for the opportunity!!


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  134. I already get their newsletters :)

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  135. Just subscribed! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  136. Hi! I just signed for their newsletter! This is new shop to me and looks really great! Thank you for a fantastic give away! Your blocks are beautiful!
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  137. I already receive their newsletter - I've ordered from them many times.

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  138. Am already on their list and have purchased from this store before - great stuff!

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  139. I just signed up for their newsletter!:)

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  140. I have been receiving their newsletter for quite some time and have also ordered from them.....great service and communication! Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway!

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  141. I already receive their newsletter. This is one fancy looking block! I'm so glad Judi showed us the picture of how a bunch of them would look together in a quilt because I would not have thought to do that and setting a bunch of them together totally transforms the look of the block. Cool!

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  142. I already receive their newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful fabrics!

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  143. Oooh, would loooove to get their newsletter! :)

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  144. I already receive her newsletter!

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  145. I now receive their newsletter.. thanks for the chance to win! Beautiful fabric!!

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  146. I am already receiving their newsletter, but had not been to her blog. Looking forward to sewing block number 8! It is a little more tedious:) I would LOVE to win the bundle, what sweet fabric.

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  147. I signed up for their newsletter and would love to win the fabrics!

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  148. I follow green fairy quilts and get their newsletter too! They are a fabulous online quilt shop!

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  149. Signed up for the newsletter would love to win fat quarter bundle!!

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  150. I've been following Green Fairy Quilts for quite some time receiving their newsletter and since I'm an admirer of the extremely talented Judi, I follow her blog. She really is a great quilter!!

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  151. I have been on Green Fairy Quilts and love love their variety and specials. What a great block and who wouldn't want some Fat Quarters..

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  152. I am allready subscribed to the Green Fairy Quilt Newsletter. That Baby Jane is a very pretty bundle. Thnak you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

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  153. I signed up. I love the store and her amazing quilting on her blog!

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  154. I get Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. This is such a cute collection!

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  155. I already get their newsletter.
    Wow, terrific giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

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  156. I get their newsletter!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  157. Signed up to follow, I also follow you. Awesome block for the virtual bee as always.

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  158. I signed up for the newsletter.

    shelia77532(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  159. I receive Green Fairy newsletter!

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  160. I follow green fairy quilts and get their newsletter .

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  161. i get their blog and their newsletter thanks

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  162. I already get their newsletter and read the blog regularly. Thanks to both of you for the chance to win. I love baby Jane.

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  163. Subscribed to newsletter and following blog. Love this quilting bee! Thanks again!

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  164. I get their newsletter as well as buy from them! Love them and this block is amazing.

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  165. Beautiful fabric - I already receive their newsletters and emails.

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  166. I just signed up for the newsletter! I am going to take a peak around! :) Thanks!!

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  167. I follow the Green Fairy blog and get the newsletter.

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  168. I already follow Green Fairy and get their newsletter. Thank You Green Fairy for such a good giveaway.

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  169. I get the newsletter. Judi is so talented!

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  170. I signed up! LOVE that collection!
    lizeves(at)gmail(dot)com

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  171. I am a follower of Judi at Green Fairy/ Love this line.

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  172. I signed up for the newsletter. The fabric is really cute, thanks for the chance to win.

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  173. Love Judy's quilts! She is an amazing quilter. I signed up for her newsletter. Thanks for the opportunity to win that fat quarter bundle! Fun!

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  174. I follow Judi and receive her newsletter, too. Thank you for the chance to win fabric! :)

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  175. I'm already a subscriber to Green Fairy Quilts' newsletter. Would love to win this fabric!

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  176. I follow Green Fairy via email and I get the newletter...and I order from there! Wonderful fabrics!

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  177. I am already subscribed to her newsletter. She's amazing. It's no surprise that her block looks so great too. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  178. I'm already a subscriber to Judi's newsletter. Love the fabric. Thanks for a chance to win. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  179. Very cute. I already subscribe to Green Fairy Quilts newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  180. I'm signed up for their newsletter.
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  181. I'm all signed up for the Green Fairy Quilts Newsletter! :)
    Beautiful Fabric Collection and what a FUN! Quilt Block!!

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  182. I get Judi's newsletter. Love her shop.

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  183. I already get the Green Fairy Quilt newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  184. I'm already signed up for Green Fairy Quilts newsletter! Love this fabric line - soft colors with the pop of red. Many thanks for the inspiration!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  185. I already receive Judi's newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  186. I already receive Green Fairy Quilts newsletter, thanks for the giveaway! awolk at rogers dot com

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