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Imagine Quilts by Dana Bolyard

If you’ve been reading quilt blogs for a while now, chances are you are familiar with Dana Bolyard of the Old Red Barn Co. I think this was one of the first quilting blogs I ever read.  I met Dana in real life about 3 years ago at the first Sewing Summit. She is every bit as generous and authentic and funny as she comes across on her blog.

Dana has just published her first book of quilt patterns with The Patchwork Place. Imagine Quilts: 11 Patterns from Everyday Inspirations was released just a few months ago. Dana sent me a copy to read – it is full of classic Dana style.

In the book Dana talks about where she finds inspiration for her whimsical quilts and designs – and helps you find some of your own sources of inspiration and talks about how to channel that inspiration into quilts that reflect your own style and view of the world around you.

The book also includes 11 quilt patterns. I think my favorite of all of them is Posy.  I need a good project for conquering curves, and I think this is just the thing to motivate me. Especially after seeing the Denyse Schmidt version by Di. Also be sure to check out Dana’s newest version using vibrant blue paired with Alison Glass prints. 

Well, generous Dana has provided a lovely giveaway of an ebook version of Imagine Quilts for one of you along with a fantastic collection of Aurifil thread! Wowee! Check out those gorgeous colors inspired by April Rhode’s Arizona fabric collection.

To enter leave a comment on this blog post. (one per person.) If you want to, share something that inspires your own quilt-making. Giveaway open until Sunday, August 24 at midnight MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Winner: CarolAugust 20, 2014 at 12:06 AM

I’m easily inspired to start new quilts all the time by other quilters, the seasons, flowers, fabrics – actually almost anything. A new book and thread are also inspirational. 

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312 Comments

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    fdce3b14-27db-11e4-bd8b-c7858ee4b112
    August 19, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    I would love to win the book and the thread. Enjoy your blog. Kweather78@aol.com

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    Julie
    August 19, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    What an awesome book. Thanks for the chance. Reading blogs, wandering through quilt shows and fabric stores inspires my quilting.

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    April
    August 19, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    I love the combination of thread colors! They're perfect for fall, which is just around the corner, but they're still bright!

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    Diane
    August 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

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    sbsudbury
    August 19, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this wonderful book and thread collection. Reading blogs and my quilt guild&#39;s show and tell are always great sources of inspiration.<br />sharon.bourque@sympatico.ca

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    Archie the wonder dog
    August 19, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    That looks like a great book!

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    Jusmom1
    August 19, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much!

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    Mary
    August 19, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win! Looks like a beautiful book!

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    Joan
    August 19, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I&#39;d love to win this great book and thread. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

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    martha
    August 19, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Books are the best inspiration for me thoughts and pics in one place! I should have been a librarian with my love of books.

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    Carol
    August 19, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I&#39;d say that other quilts inspire my quilt making — not very original, but that&#39;s the truth. This book looks fun! Thanks.

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    I am Just One Mom
    August 19, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Imagine Quilts IS inspiration to me. In terms of what else inspires me:<br />architecture and my staedtler watercolor pencils.<br />Thank you for the opportunity to win this great book and some yummy Aurifil thread!

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    AnjaΒ΄s Wunschpunsch
    August 19, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Wonderful give-a-way.<br /><br />Greetings<br />Anja

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    Linda
    August 19, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    HI,what a neat giveaway!<br />Thanks for your Blog+Giveaway!<br />Follow on Blog lovin&#39;.<br /><br />msstitcher1214@gmail.com <br /><br />

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    Nine Kids and Not Counting :)
    August 19, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Nature usually inspires my quilts. So many great patterns and so much beauty to work with in nature, it seems like an endless place for inspiration! Looks like a great book.

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    annemarie
    August 19, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    How exciting – sounds like a great book!

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    Jeanie
    August 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Thanks so much for this great giveaway! The book looks inspiring and thread is always a winner!

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    Anja
    August 19, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! <br /><br />I get inspirations from everywhere, but mainly blogs, where I save pictures of colour combinations I love. Sometimes I choose a pattern first, sometimes it&#39;s the fabrics that I would like to use and then I have to find or make up my own pattern that suits the fabric.

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    Michelle C.
    August 19, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I find myself taking pics of brick paths, architecture, the linoleum in a friend&#39;s kitchen — with the best of intentions to use them as springboards for quilt designs.

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    carolann
    August 19, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Very generous prizes! I am inspired by the many talented bloggers who share their creativity. carolann427@aol.com

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    Lucy @ Charm About You
    August 19, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    It looks like a great book! I enjoy reading Dana&#39;s blog too and Di&#39;s version is lovely too!

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    Birlot
    August 19, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    I have been meeting with a group of like minded friends once a month for years. They challenge and inspire me.

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    Joyce Dollar
    August 19, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I am inspired but straight lines that move…love quilts with movement of faux curves.

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    Lisa Marie
    August 19, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Books, magazines, blogs, fabrics, nature, architecture — inspiration is everywhere! For me, the hard part is choosing what to make next! Looks like a great book, thanks for the chance to win such nice prizes!

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    Patchwork and Play
    August 19, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! This looks like a great book! I am inspired by nature and the beauty around me!

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    Tamie
    August 19, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    All of the bloggers out there inspire me to just get too it. So much creativity and talent.

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    Nena
    August 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity and I get inspiration from everywhere – especially nature and natural materials.

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    Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting
    August 19, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Love the look of this book! I&#39;d love to be able to check it out further!

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    Katie
    August 19, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Such a lovely giveaway.

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    Melanie
    August 19, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I have to admit that all you bloggers have given me so much inspiration that I am willing to really switch things up with my quilt making!

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    Pauline G
    August 19, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Love this thread – it would help me machine quilt I know – and the book looks great

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    Alexandra DeZenzo
    August 19, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Aurifil thread is the STUFF!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE things like Instagram and Pinterest as my go-to&#39;s for inspiration! They&#39;re both so visually rich with the most amazing quilty eye candy! I also love reading blogs for the tutorials and great technical help…blogs are how I taught myself to quilt so I&#39;ll always hold a special place for them! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    gigi
    August 19, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Thanks for a chance to win!<br />gigiv13@gmail.com

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    Myriam
    August 19, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Lovely books and fabrics really inspire creativity. Thanks

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    Kelley Porter
    August 19, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Love the posy&#39;s for inspiration πŸ™‚ Looking at sunflowers as Dresden plate πŸ™‚

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    Pip
    August 19, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Some of my inspirations are: patterns formed from light and shadow, flowers in bloom, the use of different colours on magazine covers, sometimes there is inspiration in the most mundane of places.

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    Lisa Kavanaugh
    August 19, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Blogs like yours inspire my quilting. I see a quilt pattern that may not be my style, but the color combo makes me want to run downstairs and start pulling the stash off the shelves. The ideas one blogger shares from another yet inspires a 3rd (ME) with a totally different idea. thank you for sharing with us what you do. And if I win, I will likely read some more blogs until it comes to me

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    lalaluu
    August 19, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    I am envious of the bloggers who seem to get so much done! I am inspired to try to keep up!

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    Julie in WA
    August 19, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I am inspired by reading quilting blogs and by looking at quilt pictures. This book looks like such a fun one to work with!

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    Debbie
    August 19, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    I am inspired by colors and prints, mixing the not so obvious and the end result turning out beautiful. That makes my day! Katn@ bellsouth.net

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    DebrafromMD
    August 19, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    I am inspired by all of the blogs I read. I am amazed at all of the talent I am exposed to through my IPad.

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    Corey :)
    August 19, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    I&#39;m inspired by blogs and books – but I&#39;ve yet to actually get up the nerve to try making a quilt!

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    linny
    August 19, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    This looks like a great book for inspiration. I&#39;ve never used Aurifil threads so would love a chance to do so. Thanks for the giveaway.<br />lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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    Sharon
    August 19, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    I am inspired by color!!!<br />

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    Celeste Delostrinos
    August 19, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Color inspires me. I have yet to make a black-and-white quilt. Thank you for your kindness.

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    Karen
    August 19, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Thank you for hosting. I am a new quilter. Right at one year. Am building my book library and would enjoy the thread for sure. Mrscummings2u at Gmail dot com

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    Kacey
    August 19, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I find inspiration from blogs and Pinterest! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Laura B
    August 19, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    I find inspiration on all the blogs I read.

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    Gayle Fahrion
    August 19, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Blogs, blogs and more blogs. I tweak everything I do though. I get most of those ideas from blogs too.

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    dortha
    August 19, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Looks like a great book and some awesome thread. I get inspired by seeing things others make and figuing out how to make me.

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    Afton Warrick
    August 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    I am most inspired by beautiful quilts and fabric. This prize wouldn&#39;t hurt my inspiration, that&#39;s for sure!

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    Margaret
    August 19, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Those thread colors are just gorgeous. They remind me of Sedona, Arizona. I think my quilting inspiration comes from whomever I am making the quilt for. I try to think about what they would like and enjoy, then design something to please them.

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    LeAnne
    August 19, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I&#39;m inspired by the colors of nature. Looks like those threads would come in handy this fall.

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    Jo
    August 19, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    What a beautiful quilt! I would love to win a copy of this book I can use all the inspiration I can get.Thanks to you and Dana for the chance.

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    Lorraine
    August 19, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    I&#39;m inspired by reading blogs and wandering around fabric stores. I like to imagine what I might make with each new line of fabric that catches my eye. I prefer bright colors and am always drawn to any line with red in it!

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    OhioLori
    August 19, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Awesome Give-a-way!! I am inspired by Blogs, Magazines/books,friends, my Kiddo&#39;s…nature! Everyday things for sure! πŸ™‚

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    Bunny Wilson
    August 19, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Browsing inspires me! I can be browsing a new quilt book or someone&#39;s blog. Or, I can be browsing in a fabric store or at a quilt show – all of it brings out the ideas!

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    Caryn
    August 19, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    what a great give away – love that book!

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    Joey Wong
    August 19, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks for the chance. I love reading instagrama n blog for inspiration

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    Andrea
    August 19, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    I&#39;m inspired by the colors and shapes in nature and in designs in classic shapes. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Lynne
    August 19, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Dana&#39;s blog has actually given me a lot of inspiration, she is so talented. <br />Blogs and Pinterest can be very inspiring. I would love to win Dana&#39;s book. <br />Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Audrey Mulloy
    August 19, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    I am always looking for new inspiration…what a great book to have!!!

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    Jackie
    August 19, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    I am new to quilting…thanks for chance to win!

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    babiesdoc
    August 19, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Dana&#39;s blog was also one of the first one&#39;s that I started reading just about 2 years ago.<br />I will have to look for this book<br />thanks for the giveaway

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    Linda
    August 19, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Great looking book and I love Aurifil tread. I am inspired a by the patterns of great quilters. Love blog.

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    Beth
    August 19, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    A great book is always good inspiration!

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    JSPug
    August 19, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    beautiful giveaway! many things inspire me! i love bright african prints because they often have color combinations i&#39;d never think to put together.

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    Sandy
    August 19, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    The quilts look beautiful! I recently got a quilt inspiration from the carpet in a hotel I stayed in… Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Kathy Davis
    August 19, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Although I don&#39;t have an e reader I would have loved to read this book. You can sign me up for the thread though, if that is an option. Thanks, Kathy<br />Kathy Davis<br />kdavis1@centurytel.net

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    Janie
    August 19, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Mother nature inspires me. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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    Julie
    August 19, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Old tile floors are often a great inspiration.

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    vivoaks
    August 19, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Thanks so much for giving us all a chance at winning! I&#39;ve always said I&#39;m fairly good at following directions, but I have no creativity of my own. Wish I did, but there are so many brilliant people that ARE creative, I guess I don&#39;t really need to be! I&#39;d LOVE that book &amp; thread! Thanks again!!

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    my2cents
    August 19, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    I&#39;m often inspired by color palettes I see in the world: the spines of books, colors on a dinner plate, etc.

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    Southern Gal
    August 19, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    There are so many great quilter bloggers out there. I am constantly inspired by so many each and every day. Thank you for the chance!

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    scottylover
    August 19, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    I love Dana&#39;s blog! She is such a neat quilter (as are you.) πŸ˜› Thanks for the chance to win.<br /><br />I find inspiration from lots of different places. I especially like walking through the campus at work looking at the fretwork and gingerbreading on the buildings there.<br /><br />Sandy A

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    PK Sews
    August 19, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Wow! This looks like an inspiring book. Thank for the review and the chance to win! I get inspired by quilting blogs like yours! One of my favorite parts of the day is spending a few minutes at the end of the evening surfing my favorite quilting blogs to see everyone&#39;s new ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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    Bri
    August 19, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I am inspired daily by all of the wonderful pictures on blogs, Instagram, and Facebook – got to love social media! It has really broadened my horizons – on many levels!

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    Jeanette
    August 19, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    I was just looking at the Arizona line earlier! Ahh! Gorgeous. I&#39;m most inspired by the fabrics, I think. I just let them tell me what they want to be. πŸ™‚

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    Cindy P
    August 19, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Old quilts/ modern quilts , nature and old buildings inspire me !! Thanks for the chance and happy quilting !!<br /><br />

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    SBK
    August 19, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Hi, Amy — thanks for the giveaway! I am often inspired by quilt bloggers along with classes and quilt shows (the Extreme Quilters, for example, and Road to CA).

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    Tina Short
    August 19, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    It looks like a great book…another for the Santa List!

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    Allison
    August 19, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Blogs provide me with a lot of inspiration.

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    Trish
    August 19, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    This is great! I would love to get my hands on that book. Thank you. I love just looking at quilts, that&#39;s all I need to get going.

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    birdWatcher
    August 19, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Mostly blogs but color, nature and my mom provide inspiration too!

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    dolores
    August 19, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    I&#39;m not entering the contest as I have the book…signed too!:) Did you see the Zip It? I pieced that one!!:)

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    Judith Rayhon
    August 19, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Always wanted to try aurifil thread. <br />Can&#39;t find it where I live <br />Dana&#39;s book would inspire me to try different color combinations. <br /><br /><br />Judy Rayhon

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    Cindy Dahlgren
    August 19, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I find a lot of my inspiration from other blogs, and the way quilters put colors and fabrics together. CDahlgren at live dot com

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    cari2178
    August 19, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    That looks like a beautiful book and equally gorgeous threads! Thanks for hosting such a generous giveaway πŸ™‚

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    Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek]
    August 19, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Most of the inspiration comes from the fabric itself… Otherwise, books and blogs!

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    Kirsty@Bonjour
    August 19, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Oooh, lovely on both counts. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    kate
    August 19, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Wow, quite a nice giveaway! The threads are gorgeous!<br />Kate<br />

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    Stephanie
    August 19, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Beautiful and fun fabrics inspire me to sew.

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    Mary on Lake Pulaski
    August 19, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Gardens inspire my sewing!

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    moquilter9
    August 19, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Nice give-away. Inpiration comes from blogs, magazines and my quilting friends. I make a lot of Quilts with my friends. Same quilt but different fabric choices.

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    Nelly Kelly
    August 19, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Thanks so much for the opportunity… Aurifil has become a staple in my sewing room, and this book is one I haven&#39;t seen yet. It looks amazing, and the idea of some help translating all that everyday inspiration is really appealing! Fingers crossed!

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    kshackabq
    August 19, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    I have lots of Cuzco fabric leftover from two quilts. That design would be a perfect way to use them up. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway! Will look forward to seeing your version of Posy Patrol.

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    Nancycim
    August 19, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    The book looks inspirational and that thread is gorgeous.

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    Kathleen Gee
    August 19, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    I think what inspires me most in my quilt-making is the people around me, whether it&#39;s someone I love that I&#39;m making the quilt for, or one of my quilting friends who is making something amazing. Thanks for the chance to win that fun book and thread, Amy.

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    jpotkal
    August 19, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    What a beautiful book. It&#39;s not very original, but what inspires me most ia looking at fabrics, other quilts &amp; patterns to think about what I could do. Also love looking at art to get inspiration from how people use color.

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    Cynthia Brunz Designs
    August 19, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I think I am most inspired by patterns in architecture. I love repeating textures and shapes. Looks like a great book. Thanks!

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    Dondi Murdock
    August 19, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    I am inspired by color. Today in Utah we had the most beautiful clear afternoon skies. I don&#39;t think the mountains have ever looked this clear before at this time of the year. So I&#39;m thinking clear blue and lots of shades of green. Plus white for the few remaining clouds. And everyone&#39;s flowers looked so bright, so there are all those colors to consider. Wow! Am I ever grateful for

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    pizzaeater
    August 19, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win some awesome prizes. I am inspired by weather. I love the cold weather and looking at quilts that look inviting.

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    Theresa
    August 19, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    The book looks awesome!!!, thanks for the chance<br />Pictures, my garden and the mountains I live by all inspire me….. But there is nothing like staring at fabric to get you going…

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    Vicky P
    August 19, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Looks like a book to add to my library. Thanks for sharing.

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    Sonya
    August 19, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Love this book of quilts. I&#39;m inspired by my family, friends, and deadlines!

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    Rachal Chohonis
    August 19, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    What a great giveaway. Love finding inspiration all around me, mostly nature inspired palates and geometric patterns that are everywhere once you start looking

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    Patti
    August 19, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    What an awesome giveaway!<br />Reading blogs, magazines and books inspire me!

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    Paula
    August 19, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    wel, my MOJO is gone. If anybody finds it, please do tell me. Thanks for this great chance!

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    maureen
    August 19, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win! I usually check blogs and pinterest for ideas.

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    Becky
    August 19, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Dana&#39;s blog is one of the first quilting blogs I followed as well. The book looks awesome.

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    June D
    August 19, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    What a fabulous looking book! Thank you for putting my name in the hat for the drawing.<br /><br />My inspirations are blogs and life!<br /><br />: )<br />

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    Beth
    August 19, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    The people for whom I&#39;m making the quilt often inspire me–their colors, their personalities, their loves.

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    Christine S
    August 19, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Most all of my inspiration comes from all the great blogs!

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    Mel
    August 19, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    I want to make posy patrol. I&#39;d love a chance to win this book!<br /><br />thank you!

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    Sewing mom of 5!
    August 19, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    I love new pattern books!

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    Janarama
    August 19, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Inspiration comes from color, nature, fabric, blogs, magazines, books, etc. Everything we see can become a quilt.

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    Miss Jamee Quilts
    August 19, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    i like traditional quilts with a modern twist…this is right up my alley i think! thx for the chance to win!

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    allypally
    August 19, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    I&#39;d love to try making something up! I still have one kid without their own quilt, maybe I could find something in this book!

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    Sew Jacky O
    August 19, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Will certainly check this book out. I too need to conquer my reticence with curves!!

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    Renee G
    August 19, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    This thread looks fantastic. I&#39;d love to try working with it and the patterns.

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    Troublewithannie
    August 19, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    This looks like a great book! Thanks to both of you for the generous giveaway.

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    Rafael's Mum
    August 19, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Dana&#39;s blog was one of the first I read as well and her first sew along with Old Red Barn was a godsend! Not only did it set me off on the &#39;forever path&#39; of quilt making, it only brought me lots of ORBC friends! Sooo pleased she has finally done a book ! and I agree, it&#39;s wonderful! Lovely to meet you too Amy, and thanks for putting up the giveaway. Meeting Dana too is on my

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    Susan
    August 19, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Oh wow! Look at those threads – just gorgeous.

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    DeborahGun
    August 19, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    thanks for a great giveaway. The book looks amazing!

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    Elizabeth
    August 19, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    What an interesting book! Usually looking through books, magazines and blogs inspires me to add more projects to my list – a list that is very, very long, but very very thrilling! <br />Thanks for the chance to win!!<br />

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    Margo Yang
    August 20, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The book looks great, lots of good pattern in it. Will have to look for it at my local quilt store.<br />

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    Carol
    August 20, 2014 at 12:06 am

    I&#39;m easily inspired to start new quilts all the time by other quilters, the seasons, flowers, fabrics – actually almost anything. A new book and thread are also inspirational. <br /><br />

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    Pierce Family Blog
    August 20, 2014 at 12:27 am

    I&#39;m inspired by looking at blocks my grandmothers made.

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    Elisabeth
    August 20, 2014 at 12:34 am

    I get inspired by all the lovely things I see on IG but also everyday things, like a door or stack of cups. Thank you so much for a wonderful and generous giveaway!

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    Hildy
    August 20, 2014 at 12:53 am

    Great book! I&#39;m mostly inspired by quilts I see online (blogs, pintrest, flickr) and in magazines.

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    Eva
    August 20, 2014 at 12:54 am

    It really looks like a lovely book, on top of the pretty patterns, I also love when the author is sharing her inspiration! I&#39;m inspired by fabric, mostly and chance fabric combinations from my stash. The internet of course is a huge source of inspiration, but sometimes inspiration comes in unexpected places like floor tiles or the colours of flowers in a vase.

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    Harrysmum
    August 20, 2014 at 12:55 am

    I&#39;d love to won a copy of the book, it looks fantastic! I get my inspiration from things all sorts of things but especially rainbows!

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    Pank
    August 20, 2014 at 1:02 am

    My little inspiration I was at Disneyland in the bathroom and looked down at the floor and saw a great hexi pattern and had to take a picture to try it out! Thanks for letting me share and enter the contest.

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    Hannele
    August 20, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Thank you for a generous giveaway! I do use Aurifil thread a lot – it is easily and about the only available quality quilting thread in Finland.

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    Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen
    August 20, 2014 at 1:37 am

    Thanks for this giveaway!!!

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    ipatchandquilt
    August 20, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Super give-away!!!<br />Those thread colours are so soft and gentle without being baby-ish! A grownup touch of kindness!<br />Esther

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    Nicole Williams
    August 20, 2014 at 2:31 am

    I feel inspired by the people I want to make quilts for – the things they love, they&#39;re favourite colours, and things that remind me of their personality.<br />And then the eye candy of other quilters beautiful art works or pretty fabric never hurts! πŸ˜‰

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    valerie boudier
    August 20, 2014 at 2:36 am

    Interesting looking book and lovely threads valerie.boudier@ntlworld.com

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    Krista English
    August 20, 2014 at 2:41 am

    Thank you for the introduction to Dana Bolyard. I&#39;m new to quilting, but what inspired me to give it a try was Roxanne&#39;s Quilt Shop in Carpinteria. A wonderful friend took me there during a down period of isolation from crowds (church) and just not feeling well or myself during my recovery from a bone marrow transplant. The colors and brightness of all the wonderful fabric and her amazing

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    Audrey Hanson
    August 20, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Color is the biggest inspiration for me. It doesn&#39;t matter if it&#39;s, paint, fabric, flowers, clothing, dishes, etc., colors and the combination are happiness to me. That&#39;s why I like quilting so much, the blending of fabrics is endless and can be so unique.

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    Stacey
    August 20, 2014 at 3:01 am

    I love walking through fabric stores to get inspiration!!!

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    Anna
    August 20, 2014 at 3:31 am

    I would love to win the book and the thread.<br />Thank you very much for this oportunity

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    delaineelliott
    August 20, 2014 at 3:45 am

    Reading blogs and quilting magazines is what inspires me. Seeing all of the beautiful quilts and projects make me want to make every one of them. Thanks!<br /><br />Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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    Dawn P
    August 20, 2014 at 3:56 am

    this looks like an awesome book of some really great quilt patterns. The photography looks GREAT! Never win, but you never know unless you enter! LOL

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    charlotte
    August 20, 2014 at 3:59 am

    I love Dana&#39;s work. Seeing other quilter&#39;s work is what inspires me to keep making quilts.

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    Ivy
    August 20, 2014 at 4:12 am

    Wow! Love the thread and ebook. I am a brand new quilter….took a class recently and now I am hooked. I am inspired by the works of so many amazing quilters.

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    Barb
    August 20, 2014 at 4:41 am

    The book and thread are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Julie
    August 20, 2014 at 4:41 am

    *Color* is all the inspiration I need for making a quilt. <br />Thank you for the giveaway chance to win.

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    Digiscrapations
    August 20, 2014 at 4:50 am

    I love books! I would like to make the posy quilt. I could of course use some Aurifil thread. Thanks for the chance to win

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    Sigi G
    August 20, 2014 at 4:55 am

    Thank you for another wonderful giveaway on your blog, Amy! My best inspiration is just walking into my little sewing alcove and seeing the fabric and all the untried patterns I still would like to make.

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    Jeanine
    August 20, 2014 at 4:56 am

    That was certainly a tease! I can&#39;t wait to actually read the book!

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    Terri van Gulik
    August 20, 2014 at 5:08 am

    I would love to win that book. I find many things in everyday life inspire quilting. People watching on the bus, so many patterns and designs.

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    Emily C
    August 20, 2014 at 5:12 am

    I am inspired by browsing the blogs and looking at what other people have made. I usually find something I like some elements of and change it so the quilt is uniquely mine.

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    Jodie
    August 20, 2014 at 5:29 am

    I would love to make the Posy quilt…love the Alison Glass version. I find inspiration everywhere – whenever I see colors I like together, I make a note.

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    Cindy Anderson
    August 20, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Thanks for the givaway! The book looks great and I love aurifil thread!

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    Ann
    August 20, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Beautiful thread set! I&#39;m often inspired by the woods near my house – the morning light through them is beautiful. Thank you for the giveaway.

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    Kris
    August 20, 2014 at 5:43 am

    The book looks great. I am inspired by so many things but I seem to always go back to nature for the most inspiration. Sometimes though things come out of necessity (like running out of fabric) which causes you to put your thinking cap on and create.

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    Gina
    August 20, 2014 at 5:43 am

    Dana&#39;s ebook AND Aurifil thread? Awesome giveaway! My quilting and sewing is inspired by reading blogs, visuals posted on Instagram, quilting/sewing books, fabulous fabrics…I love it all.

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    linny298
    August 20, 2014 at 5:55 am

    I am simply addicted to color! Thanks for the giveaway. My thread stash certainly could use more color and the book is awesome.

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    Fran
    August 20, 2014 at 6:02 am

    I get inspired by all sorts of things – blogs, books, magazines, Pinterest &amp; Instagram &amp; everyday life. I see quilting inspiration all over the place. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book &amp; the lovely Aurifil.

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    B DeGayner
    August 20, 2014 at 6:02 am

    I will have to get my hands on this book, since I LOVE both of the photos you shared! I am inspired by others more creative than I – I have a library of books and go through several blogs everyday. I have a huge computer file, and Pinterest pages, of quilts I want to remake, tweak a little, or once in a while, just plain copy!!

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    SuzyMcQ
    August 20, 2014 at 6:03 am

    Blogs, like yours, Amy, are a tremendous inspiration to my quilting. They keep me invigorated and creative, especially since I don&#39;t really have friends locally who are quilters.<br /><br />Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Lisa S.
    August 20, 2014 at 6:05 am

    I have been wanting to get my hands on a copy of This book since I first heard it was being published! I&#39;m inspired by many things, who I&#39;m making the quilt for, the environment around me, the fabrics I have to work with. There are so many things, sometimes it&#39;s sensory overload but then everything comes into perspective. Thank you for such a great giveaway!<br /><br />Lisa

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    Keitha Graham
    August 20, 2014 at 6:08 am

    Other quilters inspire me…. both at shows and on the internet<br />Thanks for the opportunity to win these threads…. beautiful.

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    B. J. Woodlee
    August 20, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Reading blogs inspire me. Thanks for wonderful giveaway! b.j.day68 at gmail dot com

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    JaneRH
    August 20, 2014 at 6:18 am

    My very talented quilt friends inspire me. Though we have different talents and aesthetics, I am blow away by their awesomeness!

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    JanetD
    August 20, 2014 at 6:26 am

    The book looks fun. So much is inspiring-magazines, blogs, friends. Mostly the challenge of trying something new. Working hard this year on finishing projects so I can start on new ones.

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    Sharon Hughson
    August 20, 2014 at 6:31 am

    People inspire my quilting. I love the expert quilters I can access FREE on-line with their blogs. This book looks like fun.

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    Karen
    August 20, 2014 at 6:37 am

    I&#39;m inspired (and informed) by so many generous bloggers and by beautiful colors and fabrics.

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    Susan Nattrass
    August 20, 2014 at 6:44 am

    I am responding to your wonderful give-away on the morning of my 43rd wedding anniversary. I would love to win Dana&#39;s book and those wonderful Aurifil threads, which I collect and use ….. great for all hand applique, but especially sewing machines! Susan

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    Carol Tauber
    August 20, 2014 at 6:46 am

    I love where her inspirations are from and adore the fall threads.

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    Tanya Simmons Weiss
    August 20, 2014 at 6:53 am

    What a lovely book! Thank you for the opportunity to win these great prizes.

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    Hitch and Thread
    August 20, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Art, stationery, clothing, buildings, blogs, magazines! So much inspiration, so little time. Sigh. Love the quilts in this book can&#39;t wait to see more!

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    Linda
    August 20, 2014 at 7:06 am

    I love her Elephant Parade! I am inspired mostly by pictures of other quilts, but I have noticed the last year or so that I view some everyday things as potential quilting patterns. The other day it was a bathroom tile floor – ewwwww!

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    Rickie
    August 20, 2014 at 7:10 am

    I would love to win a copy of Dana&#39;s book – and the Aurifil thread!

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    Charlene Boykin
    August 20, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Looks like a great book. Thanks for the opportunity to win! tomcharlene@gmail.com

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    Carol
    August 20, 2014 at 7:20 am

    That looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Tinliz
    August 20, 2014 at 7:34 am

    I am always interested in what inspires other quilters. This book sounds like a good read with great patterns.

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    Elaine
    August 20, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Beautiful book! Beautiful quilts! I&#39;m in! <br />satterfieldfamily at sbcglobal dot net

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    Liz
    August 20, 2014 at 7:58 am

    I would love to win the book and thread. The Posy pattern is awesome.

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    Kathy
    August 20, 2014 at 8:10 am

    All of the talented pattern makers in blogland are what inspires me to just get sewing!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    Jennifer
    August 20, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Nancy
    August 20, 2014 at 8:30 am

    I love to quilt, but have not ventured into designing. Not sure I even want to but I do receive inspiration from all the wonderful quilts I see on blogs, books magazines. Creative teachers also give me a lot of inspiration. Oh, and of course beautiful FABRIC!

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    kimberj
    August 20, 2014 at 8:36 am

    I am inspired by maps and aerial photographs πŸ™‚ Would love a new pattern and some thread!

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    Joyce
    August 20, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Inspired by quilt shows, samples in quilt shops and many wonderful blogs. Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful book.

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    Bethany
    August 20, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I am inspired by fabric! I love seeing what designers find inspiration in and translate that into fabric! I am also inspired by blogs and bloggers!

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    SCStephquilts
    August 20, 2014 at 8:48 am

    I love Aurifil thread and would love to win this assortment along with this book. I enjoy quilts that are &#39;out of the box&#39; and this book will be perfect for me.

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    Susan
    August 20, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Thanks for the giveaway you are sharing. I have several blogs marked that I read, yours included:) , but I haven&#39;t heard of hers. I&#39;ll take a look!

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    Laura
    August 20, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Color always inspires my quiltmaking.

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    NebraskaNative
    August 20, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Blogs inspire me to bust outta my box! I&#39;d be a boring quilter without them. Boring is unbecoming. πŸ™‚ Cheers!

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    Jane Cisneros
    August 20, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Looks like a wonderful book and a generous giveaway … thanks so much. I read blogs about quilting/sewing, knitting/crocheting, embroidery, cooking, home decor and photography that inspire thoughts of &quot;Wouldn&#39;t that be beautiful in a quilt!&quot;<br />Jane @ Handiworking.com

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    Suellen Dehnke
    August 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

    LOVE those thread colors. I tell you I could easily be thread poor (as well as material poor) just looking at all the pretty colors.<br /><br />Suellen<br />sdehnke@hotmail.com

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    James Turner
    August 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

    This book looks amazing! I really like the Posy Patrol pattern, one I would love to try.

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    James Turner
    August 20, 2014 at 9:01 am

    This book looks amazing! I really like the Posy Patrol pattern, one I would love to try.

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    James Turner
    August 20, 2014 at 9:01 am

    This book looks amazing! I really like the Posy Patrol pattern, one I would love to try.

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    Irene
    August 20, 2014 at 9:05 am

    What a good looking book. Love the curves, too. irenehs63@gmail.com

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    Maureen
    August 20, 2014 at 9:14 am

    I would love to win this book and thread. I have been wanting to try something with curves, this would give me the courage to try.

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    Shannon Faith
    August 20, 2014 at 9:18 am

    This book looks amazing!!! I love the different colored shoes in the pictures!!! That is what inspires me… Random things old or new, usually with lots of color. Thanks for the giveaway. Shannon M.

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    Rebecca Barnes
    August 20, 2014 at 9:19 am

    You have such great giveaways. I am building a stash and also trying to learn about modern quilting..this book looks like a great resource.<br />

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    Jeannie
    August 20, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Just being in a quilt store can provide me with inspiration and motivation. I don&#39;t need to buy a thing! Would love to win the new book!

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    Erin McSweeney
    August 20, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I too would love to master curves,,what a great giveaway thanks.<br /><br />erin2470@hotmail.com

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    Susan K from Canada
    August 20, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Thanks for a chance to win. Looking forward to your book coming to Canada. Reading blogs, books and coveting fabric are my inspiration.

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    MarleneC
    August 20, 2014 at 10:08 am

    I love Aurifil thread and would certainly appreciate winning the set. I enjoy visiting this blog and seeing all the beautiful new quilts.

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    Just Ducky
    August 20, 2014 at 10:27 am

    thanks for the opportunity to win this book and the lovely thread. I have been following Dana&#39; blog for some time now. So happy for her success.<br /><br />(linesmary1@gmail.com)

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    karenf
    August 20, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Images of fall leaves have been a great inspiration to my quilting but this year, clear spring colors – see the cover quilt on Imagine – are calling to me.

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    Terri Moses
    August 20, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Book looks like a great one to win! The energy of younger quilters inspire me.

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    Margaret Hauer
    August 20, 2014 at 10:47 am

    I am always inspired by the person I am making the quilt for. Their style in their home or what they wear.

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    Leslie
    August 20, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Beautiful thread and book! I find myself looking to nature for color inspiration.

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    D. Naz.
    August 20, 2014 at 11:04 am

    What lovely colors!!! Thanks for a chance to win!

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    terry sharp
    August 20, 2014 at 11:08 am

    I search for inspiration from books, quilt bloggers, pinterest and my quilt shop…. thanks for this chance to win further inspiration

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    terry sharp
    August 20, 2014 at 11:08 am

    I search for inspiration from books, quilt bloggers, pinterest and my quilt shop…. thanks for this chance to win further inspiration

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    LindaS
    August 20, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Thanks for the chance to win a great book and awesome thread. Most of my inspiration so far has come from looking at others quilts, patterns, shows, shops, and also the intended recipient also factors into the mix. <br />Thanks again dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

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    KK
    August 20, 2014 at 11:50 am

    I have not tried Aurifil threads before. Interested in trying them after seeing your beautiful quilting.

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    melanie mcleod
    August 20, 2014 at 11:52 am

    I am making my second ever quilt and would love a copy of the book to help me finalise my design. Cheers

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    Sherryl
    August 20, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I am always inspired by other people&#39;s quilts! (love Dana&#39;s version of Posy) And these days, I find myself inspired by color all around me… the other day I feel in love with the look of some rusty pipes poking out of dying grass! Crazy – but really cool. LOL. Thanks for the opportunity to win.<br /> – sunshdws at yahoo dot com

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    Robin
    August 20, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    I&#39;m definitely going to have to check this book out! Seeing the work of others is so inspiring to me, and it motivates me to try different techniques or designs and put my own spin on it. I love blogs and books for that! πŸ™‚

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    Jeanette Armstrong
    August 20, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    I&#39;m inspired by my Grandmas quilt to make one of my own. This book would give me the ideas to get started

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    Pamela
    August 20, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Great title for a quilting book—IMAGINE Quilts. Some days it seems that is all I get accomplished. ha.Would love to win a copy, of course.

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    clemensnp
    August 20, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Such a beautiful-looking book! Having just finished a quilt this afternoon, I&#39;m after some fresh inspiration!!<br />

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    KathleenD
    August 20, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Imagine Quilts looks like an wonderful book! I would love to win a copy of it. The luscious Aurifil thread is an awesome prize as well. I&#39;ll keep my fingers crossed and hope I&#39;m the lucky winner.<br />Thank you for all that you share in your blog.

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    Sandra W
    August 20, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    What a great giveaway. I love the thread colors as they seem to be somewhat muted instead of standard.<br />Most of my quilt inspiration comes from blogs (like this) and a mass of quilt magazines and books. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Cathy
    August 20, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Looks like a fun book!! Would love to win it!! Thanks for the chance!!

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    Frankie Carson
    August 20, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I&#39;m inspired by my grandma everyday <br />X

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    Michele
    August 20, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win what looks like a wonderful book and some great thread.<br />I used to look at magazines for inspiration but lately it has been blogs and pinterest….<br />mbreault@truman.edu

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    Leslie Kohn
    August 20, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I would love to win the book and thread. In the past year I have learned how to quilt by reading many blogs and being inspired by all these talented quilters. I have collected quite a stash of fabric in the past year, but now I need to really start on my stash of thread! Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win the book and thread collection. Love your blog!

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    Gunilla
    August 20, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    What inspires me most, is actually reading blogs and discovering what others are making! Oh, there are so wonderful, lovely things being made…!!!<br /><br />

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    Katy Cameron
    August 20, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Hmm, all sorts of things inspire me, from feverish middle of the night design hallucinations (no, really!) to billboards, to cracks in the pavement. I may be seeking help soon ;o)<br /><br />Thanks for the chance to win!

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    excuseme23
    August 20, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Ooh a new quilting book is good enough but aurifil thread too! Great giveaway.

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    Rachael Ferrera
    August 20, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    my inspiration usually comes from seeing a beautiful pattern

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    GwenDee
    August 20, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I would love to win both the book and thread. Thank you for the chance.

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    Jill
    August 20, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    I am inspired by my kids and their whimsical nature. They have helped me design many a quilt, costume, or outfit with their ideas.

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    Gina Abdulla
    August 20, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I would love to be the winner of this book and threads!

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    Diane Beavers
    August 20, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Blog Tours inspire me, as does thread: I love pairing it up against fabrics as I&#39;m shopping.

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    JoanG
    August 20, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    I would love to win this book and thread. Aurifil is my favorite. I find that there is inspiration all around me, in nature, architecture, and fabric. I look at blogs all the time and always find something of interest or something new to learn.

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    quilter
    August 20, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I am inspired by reading blogs– love the photos, reading books and looking at patterns. <br /><br />Gloria<br />gyates625@bellsouth.net

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    quiltot
    August 20, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    I would love to win a copy of this book!

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    Abigail deVries
    August 20, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Having people to quilt for inspires me! Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

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    Elizabeth
    August 20, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    I am inspired by this blog!

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    Lourdes
    August 20, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    I just started quilting again after 15 yrs and so far have made 2 baby quilts (1 from your iSpy blocks) and 1 jelly roll quilts. Your blogs and others are my inspiration.

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    shauna
    August 20, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I really enjoy Dana&#39;s blog and am happy that she has had a book published! I am inspired by all the beautiful fabric choices that are available. When I see a fabric I love, I search until I find just the right project for it.<br />

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    pippirose
    August 20, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I am inspired by art and by nature. I just wish I could translate what&#39;s in my head to what my hands can make (more often, anyway). :o)

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    A Quilter's Mission
    August 20, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    I also believe that inspiration comes from everywhere. I love reading blogs, and get ideas from all of you talented quilters out there.

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    Vicki Price
    August 20, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Ooooo-eee! I&#39;d love to use that Aurifil collection on my latest &quot;Arizona&quot; quilt!

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    Cossebooms
    August 20, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Love this! Just seeing all the fun fabrics and patterns in my quilt store inspire me to make something.

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    Osage Bluff Quilter
    August 20, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I&#39;d love to win Dana&#39;s book, we are fellow bloggers and have actually met twice in person. In fact today I found a pink sewing machine I knew she would love. So I sent her a picture (Instagram).<br /><br />What inspires me in quilt making is one of my 12 antique sewing machines. It&#39;s like which one do I sew on today!<br />

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    Mary
    August 20, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Fabric inspires me! And beautiful books as well. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    Quilting Momma
    August 20, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    What inspires me? Everything…nature…doors…tiles….kids toys…magazines…carpets, you name it! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway …chance that is! Imagine how many things in the new book and threads that will inspire me!

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    Ann Garner
    August 20, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    What a great prize! Those colors give lots of inspiration for a new quilt.

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    ronnie
    August 20, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! I love the colors on the Ferris wheel page!

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    Anita
    August 20, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    I am inspired by all of the wonderful quilt blogs that I m reading.

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    Anne
    August 20, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    My quilts are inspired by nature and the pure, vivid colors of the outdoors.m

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    hannah
    August 20, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    What a lovely looking book! Would love to try several of these patterns! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Barbara McD
    August 20, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    What usually inspires me is seeing a beautiful fabric and some of it&#39;s companion pieces, and I&#39;M IN LOVE!<br /><br />Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Diane
    August 20, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Wowee, indeed. Would love to win the book and the thread! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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    aus_chick
    August 20, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    I like looking through modern quilting books and blogs πŸ™‚

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    juliehallfeldhaus
    August 20, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Would love to win!!!!

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    Lozzen
    August 20, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Ooh! That book looks fabulous.<br />

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    KMSC
    August 20, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Quilting blogs, magazines, books, quilt shows and expos, quilt shops, the guild I belong to and my small quilt groups all inspire my quilting. So many great ideas, so little time! Thanks for a great giveaway.<br />k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    Jen Barnard
    August 20, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    This book looks wonderful! Thanks for the great giveaway.<br />jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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    Melanie
    August 20, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Love the quilt on the cover! I&#39;m inspired by books, magazines, blogs, and Instagram….full of quilty goodness!

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    Susan Clakson
    August 21, 2014 at 12:17 am

    I think most of my inspirations come from fabric.

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    Joy
    August 21, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Wow, thank you Amy!

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    Karen Propes
    August 21, 2014 at 3:38 am

    I love this book, ideas are already running through my mind. This would be great, love the patterns. Thanks for sharing.<br />ncjeepster@aol.com

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    Karla
    August 21, 2014 at 4:11 am

    I get inspired by being around other quilters. I love seeing what they have done. Of course this includes quilt shows and shops!

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    Chris
    August 21, 2014 at 6:18 am

    What a wonderful looking book – I get most of my inspiration from quilting books and blog – and so easy in e format.

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    craftytammie
    August 21, 2014 at 6:23 am

    So excited for Dana and this book! My first quilt-a-long was her rail fence, way back on flickr.

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    adaisygarden
    August 21, 2014 at 6:30 am

    Absolutely beautiful! I just love those quilts… And the thread! Wow!

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    Maria Conway
    August 21, 2014 at 6:36 am

    I find inspiration mostly on the internet, there are so many beautiful things out there! lol Most often I find it hard to chose from all the options… <br />This book looks life so much fun, I love the Posy quilt, both the one in the book and the blue one on her blog. It might inspire me to try sewing some curves πŸ˜‰

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    Wilma S
    August 21, 2014 at 6:46 am

    I love quilt books with new exciting projects that inspire you to start quilting specially in a rut when life happens. Just hoping to win this book and some gorgeous thread to keep my sewing machine happy<br />Wilma serrao

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    Cristina Galvin
    August 21, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Looks like a beautiful book! Thank you for the chance to win a great prize!

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    Lisa
    August 21, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Awesome prize love that cover quilt.

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    Heather
    August 21, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Beautiful fabrics inspire me.

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    MaterialGirlQuilts
    August 21, 2014 at 7:44 am

    I agree, Posy is so cute and Dana&#39;s version with the blue background is stunning!! These photos have certainly inspired me :)<br />Amanda

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    pkrueger
    August 21, 2014 at 8:29 am

    My Grandma was a quilter and she is the one that always inspired me even though she is gone, her quilts still inspire me. Thanks for the chance at this cool book.

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    Emily Kim
    August 21, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Fabric inspires me. Other quilts inspire me. Nature inspires me. I think there are so many things that go into deciding what kind of project I end up doing, and what the final product ends up being!

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    Karen
    August 21, 2014 at 11:01 am

    What a nice giveaway today! I am often inspired by what&#39;s around me. I got into a frenzy of designing when our cherry and plum trees were blossoming this spring.

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    Karen Thurn
    August 21, 2014 at 11:03 am

    I look at magazines and read quilting blogs like yours for inspiration. Can you tell me if I&#39;m a no reply blogger as I have no idea and I&#39;ve tried correcting the problem as I think the problem is Google plus? Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway. kthurn@bektel.com

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    Cathy Kinkaid
    August 21, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Love the book! So Inspiring! and well who wouldn&#39;t love thread in scrumptious colors!<br />Cathy

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    Donna
    August 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Looks so interesting! Just took an improv quilting class. this book would be a great inspiration.

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    Weird Mormom Mom
    August 21, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    I try to incorporate what my kids love into patterns, while the main object of the fabric is still apparent. I love blue, the sea, and farming, so I try to have a nice transition from one to another.

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    Crafty Coffin
    August 21, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I&#39;m very inspired by the work of other quilters and their generosity in sharing photos and tutorials.

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    Unknown
    August 21, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    I find lots of inspiration for quilting from nature…but also floor and ceiling tiles, ceramic designs, fabric itself and of course books, blogs and quilt meetings. Love the book! Hope it is my lucky day! mbbaker in VA

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    Rebecca Grace
    August 21, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    This looks like a great book, and I LOVE the title. It&#39;s neat to &quot;get inside the head&quot; of a pattern designer to see where she gets her inspiration.

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    Lois Griffith
    August 21, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    What a nice giveaway. I am inspired by color around me and the challenge to make the old in a new way.

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    Elisabeth DeMoo
    August 21, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    The book sounds lovely.

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    Quilttops
    August 21, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Lovely book and thread–would love to win giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. Fab2quilt@aol.com

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    Gale
    August 21, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Other people&#39;s ideas inspire me!

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    TexasMomof4
    August 21, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I&#39;m a new quilter and love looking at books and patterns for inspiration! schattle@sbcglobal.net<br />

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    Emily Reznechek
    August 21, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Beautiful patterns! Love the metro wave. <br />emily@reznechek.com

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    Jessica Young
    August 21, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Colors are what inspire me….some I see and can&#39;t get out of my head until they are seen together πŸ™‚

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    roselady
    August 22, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Thanks for the giveaway!! The book looks great and the thread is beautiful! My inspiration comes from all over, and I keep an idea board, so I don&#39;t forget.

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    kristelleke
    August 22, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Last weekend I finished the top of my first quilt (whoopwhoop)!! The book would be very welcome, to find inspiration to get started on a new one… if not, sooo many great blogs with fabulous quilts for inspiration…thanks for your blog, really like it, regards, kristel

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    Granny's Attic
    August 22, 2014 at 1:38 am

    I have been trying to come up with an inspiration for a new quilt for my new grandson, so this book would be a real help.

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    Jackie Thompson
    August 22, 2014 at 1:50 am

    I picked up my first two finished quilts from the quilter today. I am hooked! My inspirations are the beautiful fabric collections that are available.

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    Julie McKay
    August 22, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Thanks for the chance to win. julie.mckay@xtra.co.nz

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    Julie McKay
    August 22, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Thanks for the chance to win. julie.mckay@xtra.co.nz

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    wild.zinnia
    August 22, 2014 at 4:44 am

    Awesome giveaway. I think looking at different fabrics in the store is pretty inspirational.

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    Kchabr55
    August 22, 2014 at 6:21 am

    I have never tried curves but this quilt is so pretty! I may have to dive in and give it a go!

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    Sammi357
    August 22, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Have soo been wanting to do circles!

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    carolg
    August 22, 2014 at 11:04 am

    thank you for the giveaway! I&#39;m inspired by great bloggers like you! Love your vacation photos!

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    Jennifer
    August 22, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Thanks for the chance to win! I am inspired by the fabrics themselves, I love to look at fabric.

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    Laurie
    August 22, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Great looking book and wonderful thread colours! Your awesome blog inspires me everyday:)

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    omasdarlins
    August 22, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Would love to win the book and the thread to help me clean out my stash!

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    cakegirl
    August 23, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Thanks for a great giveaway. Truly, quilters like you inspire me.

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    Steven and Ginger
    August 23, 2014 at 9:21 am

    I just love looking at quilt books. They make me happy!

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    diane
    August 23, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Thanks for the shout out Amy! Dana is a rock star friend and quilter.

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    SewLittleToSay
    August 23, 2014 at 11:18 am

    I&#39;m just back from Festival of Quilts and am full of ideas for quilts I want to make.

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    tamidug
    August 23, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Amy, I have been terribly busy at work and not able to read quilt blogs so much. I just saw your post from England and I think you are the most amazing photographer. I would die to have those hydrangeas in my yard, they are incredibly beautiful. Thank you for this great giveaway!!<br /><br />Tami<br />tamiquilts at att dot net

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    Crissa
    August 23, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I love colour…and rainbow colour schemes…and gradiations of colour and its the way colours play together that inspires me.

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    Karen Propes
    August 23, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Usually nature inspires me, I also get inspiration when my Granddaughter talks to me about things, my mind just starts reeling. I always need ideas for quilts I make her (minimum 3/year), her thoughts create pictures in my mind and I go home and create them. I love patterns and fabric collections, but I sometimes I use them and add a few changes. Thanks for the chance, and for sharing Dana&#39

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    Michele Allen
    August 24, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Love the book! I am always inspired by vintage quilts and finding modern techniques to make them.

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    mary
    August 24, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    I would love to win this book.

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