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10 Things I’ve Learned in 10 Years

Last October I hit the official 10-year mark since I started this blog. Holy Smokes. 10 years! A Decade! I can’t believe it’s been that long since  I’ve been writing in this space.

I’ve been wanting to do a little celebration to thank all of YOU, because you are the ones who have made this experience worthwhile. It’s 5 months late, but I am finally getting around to doing it. Thanks to some generous sponsors, I have lots of fun giveaways to share with as many of you as I can.

Gosh, a lot happens in 10 years! Back then I had long hair and a lot fewer gray ones. (I also swore back then I’d never wear skinny jeans, but have since eaten those words. Dang fashion industry!)

Here’s a little visual of how things have changed since that time.

Some of my children don’t even remember a time before I was writing this blog. (They also don’t remember a time before Smartphones and Netflix which is a little freaky…) My youngest was still in diapers when I started – he’s now almost 13. Those little kids often provided hilarious content when I was getting started – I kind of miss that. Now that they’re teenagers they deserve a little more privacy, but they’re still funny and fun to have around, I just don’t share the funny things they say – partly because they forbid it. 😉 (But it’s okay – I definitely don’t miss the diapers part of those little kid years.)

(Also, for those keeping track, I have 4 kids. My second daughter wasn’t in the top picture for some reason. Now my oldest daughter has left for college and a mission for our church, so the second daughter filled in for the re-creation. And yes, I had to bribe them to do this.)

 

Before we get to the giveaways, I thought I’d share 10 things I’ve learned in the past 10 years as well as some favorite photos. (I loved when Allison did this and thought I’d shamelessly copy her. Not her exact list of course – though a lot of it was so relatable – so hopefully I’ve got some additional words of wisdom to offer.) This blog has evolved and I have learned a lot over the years.

 

1. Perfection is overrated. One of my favorite mantras for years. I first started teaching beginning quilting classes about 14 years ago at the local shop where I worked. It was SO much fun introducing new recruits to the love and joy of quilting (and fabric collecting). But I always felt sad for those who would get frustrated and hung-up on small imperfections like points not matching up perfectly – especially when they were just trying something for the first time.

Ever since then I’ve been on a crusade to get people to let go of perfection. For us first-world folks, this sewing stuff is just for fun! This hobby is meant to relieve stress, not add to it. Remember the big picture – that is all most people who admire your creations will see anyway. And they’ll be so impressed. Little flaws are part of being a human. Don’t let the quest for perfection hold you back from creating (and living!) with abandon.

 

 

2. Sewing is good for your mental health (and should stay that way). Creativity is good for you! And so is working with your hands. I remember Jen Kingwell talking about a therapist whose office was down the street from her original quilt shop. Frequently the therapist gave her patients Jen’s shop’s card and told them to sign up for a class. This therapist found that learning a new skill with their hands was one of the most helpful treatments for her patients. I believe it!

But, again, don’t let the perfectionism creep in. That’s not what it’s all about. If you need some practical tips for sparking your own creativity or regaining your “sewjo” Samantha Dorn shared some great thoughts on Sparking Creativity here and 5 Ideas to Help you Feel Motivated here.

 

3. Try something new! Take a class, learn a new technique. It’s fun to expand your horizons and your repertoire. If you have a local shop or guild, ask about upcoming classes. If you live far away from or your schedule prevents you from attending in person, there’s lots of options online from places like Blueprint, CreativeLive, or YouTube. (If you want, you can hang out with me in my online class here!) Not only because it’s fun to learn something new, but it’s also the best place to make new friends who share your same interests. Those have become some of the best friends I’ve found. Which leads me to…

 

4.  Put yourself out in the world to make new friends. Quilting friends are some of my favorite. (And not just because they don’t think you’re a weirdo for cutting up fabric and sewing it back together.) Before I started this blog, I felt pretty isolated in my life. I was home with small children during the days and I didn’t have a ton of real life friends that lived close. I remember the first time I discovered blogs in 2007 and then discovered quilting blogs (I think Crazy Mom Quilts was the first quilt blog I found), I felt like I’d found a bunch of new friends who got me. They were at my same stage of life and liked quilting (at that point I didn’t have any real life friends my age who liked to sew).

I remember telling my husband “I’ve found so many new friends!” and I think he was a little worried at first that all of my friends “lived in my computer”. But so many of those people have now become friends in real life too. And I’ve found so many more by going to retreats and classes or by simply connecting online. Living across the country and around the world, I never would have met many of them before the interwebs. Isn’t it the coolest thing that we can now connect with friends who share our same interests no matter where they live?

The above picture is one of my favorite moments that resulted from starting this blog – when Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts walked into my booth for my first fabric line, Gingham Girls, at Quilt Market in 2017. If someone would have told me 10 years ago that both of those things would happen one day, I wouldn’t have believed it! (I’m still pinching myself now!)

 

 

5. Which brings me to this one: Get off your phone. Make something with your hands. Go for a walk outside. Join a quilting group or a guild. Connect with people in person. As lucky as we are to have this online connectivity, real life relationships are even better!

 

 

6. You can’t do it all. Especially not all at once. You can do anything but not everything.  Trust me on this one – it’s a sure-fire recipe for burn-out. Exhaustion doesn’t make you successful – just exhausted. Learn to say No more that you say Yes, and then only say Yes to the things that matter most. I’m still learning this one – part of accomplishing what you really want to do means saying No to a lot of superficial stuff that can distract you.  You can’t do it all. Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism was life-changing for me. I highly recommend it. You can also see Greg on YouTube here and here.

 

 

7. Stick with your goals, but consistently re-evaluate them and make sure you’re not letting short-term clutter (i.e. Facebook, Netflix, etc. ? ) get in the way of the most important priorities. Save your best efforts for that which has greatest value. At the same time, be true to yourself and what YOU like to do. Not what you feel you “should” do. I feel like I’m finally learning what works best for me – which is often different from what works best for someone else.

 

 

8. Do Good. Few things make you feel better than doing something for someone else with no expectation of anything in return. I’ve learned a lot about sewing for a good cause. I’ve been inspired watching so many talented sewists with giant hearts touch the lives of so many people who have experienced tragedy and natural disasters. One of the beauties of this age of hyper-connectivity is the chance to gather like-minded folks together for a good cause. It feels good – and is healing for ourselves at times too – to sew.

In conjunction with that, I’ve seen the goodness of so many people in small and simple ways. You never know when a seemingly small show of kindness may have a big impact on someone. Here’s a couple of my favorites including one that happened to me years ago.

 

 

9. DON’T COMPARE your journey to anyone else’s. Everyone’s journey is different, but everyone’s journey is exciting. Stay on your path and enjoy the people and opportunities that come your way. Focus on what is in your control, not on what’s out of your control.

Cheer other people on. Be happy for other people’s achievements and successes. I’m a big believer in Abundance. If you choose is to see the world as a place where there is enough success and happiness for everyone, you’re going to find a lot more of success and happiness in your own life.

 

 

10. Finally – don’t fear adversity or struggling for something you want – sometimes it’s the unexpected challenges that will change the direction of our lives in remarkable ways. That’s part of my story – with out some struggles early in our family life I never would have pushed myself out of my comfort zone and got my first job in the quilting industry. And I never would have dreamed where that path would take me. Don’t be afraid of the bumps in the road.

Well, thanks for hanging in there with all of that long-windedness. You learn a lot of stuff in 10 years!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Oh my goodness, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your comments. Winners have been notified.

And now, thanks to the generosity of these awesome sponsors, I have lots of goodies to giveaway. (I wish I was Oprah with a giveaway for every single one of you. I’m still working on that. One day.)

Riley Blake Designs (who is also celebrating a 10th birthday!) is giving away a full Fat Quarter Bundle of  my Gretel collection.

I’m giving away this Gretel bundle including 2 5″ Stackers (charm packs), a package of coordinating woven labels and washi tape.

I’m also giving away a Fat Quarter Bundle of Sunnyside Avenue + 3 quilt patterns of your choice!

 

From Aurifil – 20 spools of 50wt cotton thread in Jill Finley’s designer Quilter’s Palette. Aurifil is my go-to thread for all of my piecing.

From the Quilter’s Planner a 2019 Quilter’s Planner bundle including the large Orange Peel planner, the QP Magazine/quilt patterns, and the Quilter’s planner pocket notes bundle. (I use my Quilter’s Planner every day!)

From the Fat Quarter Shop: a Perfect 10 Quilt Pattern book + Ruler and a 10″ Stacker of both Sunnyside Ave and Gretel!

A $50 Gift Certificate from Maker Valley (you may remember the collaboration we did last spring! Proudly proclaim your inner #Quiltnerd.)

A $50 Gift Certificate to Fort Worth Fabric Studio

A $50 Gift Card to Lady Belle Fabrics

A $20 Gift Certificate from Bear Creek Quilting

A handy pack of favorite tools from Olfa. (Olfa cutters are hands down my favorite. No comparison.)

From Green Fairy Quilts – a Later Alligator Layer Cake by Sandy Gervais

 And from Quilt Sandwich a Yucatan Charm Pack and 3 pretty spools of Sulky thread.

10 Things I've Learned in 10 yearsGiveaway open through March 25. To enter, leave a comment on this post. Winners will be randomly selected and notified in order, with an opportunity to choose from the remaining prizes.

(To leave a comment on this post, scroll back to the top of the post and click on the word bubble with a number just to the right of the post title. If this is your first time leaving a comment, it will not show up until I manually approve it, which will happen the next time I get on my computer.)

Don’t forget, all of the patterns in my shop are 25% off with code 10YEARS at checkout. (This will be my only shop sale until next fall.)

 

Finally, one more giant thank you for the support and encouragement you’ve generously shown me over the past 10+ years. Whether you’ve visited this blog, or bought a pattern, or supported my sponsors, or said Hi at a trunk show or class, I am truly grateful! You have been the best part of this blogging experience.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Sending love and well-wishes and happy quilting vibes to all of you. xoxoxo

 

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1,413 Comments

  • Reply
    Karen Mundt
    March 22, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Oh my! You have accomplished much in the last 10 years. You’ve a lot to be proud of. This is an awesome giveaway and Good Luck to all that enter.

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      Tammy Mosley
      March 22, 2019 at 10:02 am

      I’m new to blog posting so I hope I get this in the right spot. CONGRATULATIONS on your 10 years of blogging! I can’t wait to retire so I can have more time to quilt! Loved your 10 things you learned. I plan on utilizing some of them in my new lifestyle. Want to more in the moment. Love the pix of your children and how they have been your first audience and biggest fans. ?

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        Patricia England
        March 23, 2019 at 5:42 am

        One of my first quilts was from your baby quilt tutorial, turned out so cute even though imperfect. You have such a wonderful eye for color and design. Best wishes for the next ten years.

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          Katie Mehin
          March 23, 2019 at 8:41 am

          10 years + doing this with 4 kids!! That’s amazing. My quilting has been on hold since my second child arrived just over two years ago, looking forward to getting back to it soon!

          • Linda Rouse
            March 23, 2019 at 5:14 pm

            10 years, congratulations! I look forward to your blog. I am very rual so I think of you as a friend in my head

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          Leah Madsen
          March 23, 2019 at 6:18 pm

          Congrats on 10 year of blogging.. I have enjoyed reading and learning new techniques on your blog. You have been a great inspiration to me. Thanks and hope you continue to inspire others.

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        Julie B
        March 23, 2019 at 7:18 pm

        Congratulations on your tenth anniversary. You gave me a lot to think about in your blog post. Thank you.

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          Kelly Paulson
          March 24, 2019 at 11:10 am

          So exciting, amy! Your site is such a great resource! I always feel encouraged when I come here. Thanks for all your work!

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        Barb Carroll
        March 23, 2019 at 8:52 pm

        Congratulations on your 10 years. I have just gotten back into quilting and you have been my inspiration. Thanks fo sharing all your wonderful ideas, creative patterns, and beautiful quilts. May Gid continue to bless you as you have blessed all that are touched you.

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      Linn Klotz
      March 22, 2019 at 12:43 pm

      I am just new to quilting, & as much as I would love to win any of your give aways, your words of wisdom & inspiration have met more to me than anything I could possibly ever win. Thank you SEW much!

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        Rachel Hewlett
        March 23, 2019 at 8:09 pm

        Congratulations on 10 years Amy! You have such great, down-to-earth advice. I enjoy reading your blog. Also, I absolutely adore the Gretel fabric! I’ve been staring at the charms I bought when I first saw the line at the beginning of the year and started sewing them today! I can’t wait to snuggle up under my new gorgeous quilt!

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        Mary Hibbert
        March 24, 2019 at 8:49 am

        I agree, as someone very new to quilting, I found your comments ringing very true. I lover the creative aspect of quilting, yet constantly fight with perfectionism. Congratulations on the 10 years of blogging.

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      Phoebe Trumpler
      March 22, 2019 at 5:43 pm

      Hi Amy. Thank you Bear Creek Quilting for posting his blog and contest.

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      Cynthia McGuire
      March 22, 2019 at 6:40 pm

      Lovely! Look at what you have accoplished.
      You should be very proud of yourself.
      Keep growing forward..

    • Reply
      Joyce Chaisson
      March 22, 2019 at 6:44 pm

      Congratulations on all you have accomplished. So nice to see your success. Thanks for all your tips and encouragement.

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      Carol A Sewter
      March 23, 2019 at 4:30 am

      Congratulations on 20 years. What a great success! Thanks for encouraging us on our journeys with such good advice and wonderful tips. Much success in the future.
      Many blessings. ?

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      Marlys Gable
      March 23, 2019 at 4:51 am

      It is so inspiring to read about other people’s experiences with quilting. Makes you feel like tackling another project! I am going to go back and read some or your earlier blogs too!! Blogging takes time- thanks for taking the time to write your thoughts, ideas and inspirations!

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      Jackie
      March 23, 2019 at 7:38 am

      Thank you for your quilting inspiration. I especially love the “do good.” This makes us feel good ourselves while often meeting new people. Jackie

    • Reply
      Boneta Jollis
      March 23, 2019 at 7:41 am

      I so live your blog. I’m in an older phase of life. Finally finding time to invest in my own creative juices. Thanks to you.

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      Rhonda Polk
      March 23, 2019 at 8:07 am

      newbie here, gosh – was fun reading your blog… I found the MMQ2019 , joined up for it and talked my girlfriend (15 yrs of quilting) to join in, she had lead me down the path of inspiration with plenty of help-
      Congratulations on your 10 years ??
      I enjoy just surfing around to various sites, seeing what they have….ive gone broke the last 2 months from orders – fabric/ FQ, notions , and yesterday I received my Quilters mug ! so it’s official now!!
      look forward to coming they this way again!

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      Jennifer Lundin
      March 23, 2019 at 9:53 am

      Such good advice! I love your fabric ?

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      Lisa
      March 23, 2019 at 10:45 am

      This is my first time commenting. I am taking a beginning quilting class and one of our requirements is reading “diary of a quilter”. I really liked the words of wisdom that you have given us. Lots of useful information. Thank you !!!

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        Amy
        March 23, 2019 at 12:35 pm

        No way! That’s so interesting!

        • Reply
          Ellen Land
          March 23, 2019 at 8:16 pm

          I can’t quite figure out how to leave a post but want to say how much I enjoy your site, patterns and words of quilting wisdom!

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      Gudrun Born
      March 23, 2019 at 11:27 am

      Thank you so much for all your inspiration over the years. I always love to read your blog. Sewing is always relaxation and happy time for me. Getting friends via the net us just great!
      Happy Stitching
      Gudrun

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      Vickie Snyder
      March 23, 2019 at 5:08 pm

      So many beautiful prizes from one who followed your blog as a first timer! You provide so much inspiration to your readers! Good luck on another to years of success!

    • Reply
      Barbara J Lubahn
      March 23, 2019 at 5:22 pm

      Congratulations on 10 years! I am thankful that bloggers like you share so generously with your knowledge. That is how I got interested in quilting.

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      Julie Edwards
      March 23, 2019 at 5:54 pm

      Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary!! And thank you for your lovely patterns and your advice re perfe perfiction!!!

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      Nancy Dynkowski
      March 23, 2019 at 5:54 pm

      Congratulations!
      Love your list of 10 things. Great ideas for quilting and life!

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        Janet Eaton
        March 24, 2019 at 8:17 am

        I always enjoy seeing a post from your blog in my email. I enjoyed reading the ten things you’ve learned over time. They really hit home with me because I tend to be a perfectionist. Sometimes sewing seems more like a chore than a joy. I plan to keep trying though!

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      LInda
      March 23, 2019 at 6:04 pm

      Congratulations on 10 years! I’m just starting to quilt and I enjoy your blog. Thanks for the words of wisdom and beautiful quilts. The pictures of 10 years ago and now are cool. Thanks for being an inspiration.

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      Cheryl Hutchison
      March 23, 2019 at 6:05 pm

      Congrats on 10 years! I’m a newby and appreciate your #1 lesson learned: Perfection is overrated!

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      Terry FeLuca
      March 23, 2019 at 6:38 pm

      Congrats on 10 years! I love your 10 things-all great advice especially number 1 as I am a “newbie” so to speak(quilting a little over a year now)….. its (to me) the one thing I struggled with in the beginning but learned to accept as I continued. Thank you!

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      Mary massi
      March 23, 2019 at 6:45 pm

      Congratulations on 10 years. Enjoy your blog.

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      Mary massi
      March 23, 2019 at 6:46 pm

      Congrats

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      Deborah Thompson
      March 23, 2019 at 7:04 pm

      Thank you for sharing a productive 10 years. Your posts are encouraging, informative and full of great ideas. Here’s to the next 10!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      March 23, 2019 at 7:10 pm

      I’m currently in the diaper phase, and I needed to hear these things, thank you!

    • Reply
      Donna
      March 23, 2019 at 7:20 pm

      I don’t know if I am doing this right! But I read your blog. 10 years CONGRATS! That’s an accomplishment.

    • Reply
      MaryAnn Gresh
      March 23, 2019 at 7:35 pm

      You are the first quilt blog that I followed when I started quilting seven years ago and have loved your normalcy and realistic approach. I truly thank you for that. The Ten Things you’ve learned have been a great reward to me as well. I wish you continued success and look forward to the future postings.

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      Paula Yuen
      March 23, 2019 at 7:52 pm

      Congratulations on your first 10 years! You’ve been a marvelous source of fresh Inspiration and motivation to me and I’m certain to countless others as well. Thank you for taking the time to create to help so many find joy in quilting.

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      Brandy
      March 23, 2019 at 8:26 pm

      Congratulations. I have enjoyed following your blog for the past three years. Your work is charming and your messages always bright and inspiring. Thank YOU.

    • Reply
      Linda
      March 23, 2019 at 8:35 pm

      Congratulations! I enjoy reading your new blog. I’m a newbie with quilting & love the tips and ideas

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      Tonya DeLapp
      March 23, 2019 at 8:42 pm

      Thankyou for your thoughtful observations. Number 1 resonates with me as I tend towards perfectionism and it just isn’t that critical. And number 9 just makes us happier people and the world a better place.
      The giveaways look amazing and I confess to hoping to be a winner.
      BTW I have made the Craftsman quilt twice with totally different color schemes and each is beautiful!!

    • Reply
      Jacqueline
      March 23, 2019 at 8:58 pm

      Congratulations on TEN YEARS! What a great giveaway—hope I win! Thanks.

    • Reply
      Erika Vosper
      March 23, 2019 at 9:17 pm

      What an accomplishment
      So much can change in 10 years

    • Reply
      BL Owens
      March 23, 2019 at 9:51 pm

      Congratulations on ten years of blogging! I have loved following your blog and so agree with you that you make great friends through quilting! A bunch of fabric, machines, irons, cutting surfaces and scissors, electricity – just makes a sewing space – the quilters make it fun!

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      Leslie Sitton
      March 23, 2019 at 10:31 pm

      Congratulations on ten years! Love the “giving up perfection”. Ours was a mutual breakup years ago. And it’s hard not to compare yourself to others but so important to try.

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      Caroline Sherriff
      March 24, 2019 at 1:05 am

      I think you are just amazing with all your tips & ideas. I particularly love the comments about not beating yourself up when your work is not perfect. I am new to patchwork & love the way you can immerse yourself in creativity.

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      Victoria Kay
      March 24, 2019 at 2:15 am

      Congratulations on 10 years and thank you for such an interesting blog post.

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      Sue selock tysinger
      March 24, 2019 at 5:10 am

      I’m saddened that I didn’t find your blog until last fall. I feel that I’ve missed so many tips & patterns. I have several “go to” patterns that are yours. I make many baby quilts & your quilts please both modern moms & babies too I’m able to follow each step as your patterns are so well written. I have some of your fabrics but can’t bring myself to cut them, lol. Congrats on 10 years

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      Jan Weicksel
      March 24, 2019 at 5:35 am

      Congratulations for your ten year anniversary! I am a beginning quilter and I so enjoy your blog and your advice here today was good advice no matter what you are doing. Thanks for all your knowledge you share every week… and your creativity. You make beautiful things…

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      Sheila P
      March 24, 2019 at 6:26 am

      Congrats on 10 years

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      Tracey V
      March 24, 2019 at 6:28 am

      Congratulations on 10 years. I recently discovered your blog, what fun! Thank you.

    • Reply
      Lisa Favalora
      March 24, 2019 at 7:42 am

      Amazing work and you have some of my favorite fabric.

    • Reply
      Emily Mickelwait
      March 24, 2019 at 8:11 am

      This came up on my FB page. So glad I took the time to read it. The article was full of knowledge and encouragement. I am new to quilting (1 year) but love it so much. I will be a follower!

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      Linda Schnakenberg
      March 24, 2019 at 8:47 am

      Ten years is an amazing accomplishment. I enjoy your posts and certainly relate to the ten pieces of advice. Cheers to another ten!

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      sew satisfied
      March 24, 2019 at 9:22 am

      10 years is a long time to blog, congratulations. Few understand the time it takes to plan the blog content. I do and appreciate what you do!

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      Lisa Warren
      March 24, 2019 at 9:25 am

      Love your blog and patterns!

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      Ann McInnis
      March 24, 2019 at 11:21 am

      Congratulations on ten years! Keep up the good work! Your ten points are very useful, both for quilting & life in general. I think I will pass some of them on to my husband to help with some projects (not crafty) that he is involved with.

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      Sue Dupre
      March 24, 2019 at 12:49 pm

      I can’t believe you have done all that you’ve done while raising 4 children! Congratulations on this anniversary! I love the old pics of the kids hanging out under your table. You at extremely talented! Thanks for doing what you do and for giving me guidance!

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      Barbara Morrill
      March 24, 2019 at 3:41 pm

      I’m really excited. I made your Baby Lone Star a couple of years ago, using the Bernina, We All Sew blog,but never thought to look further. Now I see this great site with so many beautiful ideas. Congratulations on your great success, and I hope you can continue for more years!

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      Christine Funderburgh
      March 24, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      What a great post! Congratulations on 10 years. I am new to quilting and absolutely love it!

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      Suzanne Williams
      March 24, 2019 at 11:04 pm

      Thank You Amy for sharing so much of yourself with your quilting friends. I am a newbie and enjoy everything you share!
      Suzanne

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      Angie Krebiehl
      March 25, 2019 at 6:22 pm

      You are my favorite designer. I look at other patterns and come back to you. Thank you for doing this blog—-

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    Susan Gray
    March 22, 2019 at 6:51 am

    I share your views of quilting. Also the part about getting away from the computer/ phone and taking a walk. Very interesting article. Thanks for sharing!

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      Jan Alpert
      March 22, 2019 at 10:56 pm

      I just discovered your blog and I’m thrilled to read it. Your quilts are lovely and I plan to come back and read some of your older blogs to catch up.

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    Joyce Ruiter
    March 22, 2019 at 6:57 am

    I stumbled cross your blog for the first time this morning!! Loved it! Agree with so many of your 10 things learned. I had a friend that was going through a rough time and I gave her a pattern for a huge dresden plate to make a centerpiece for a table. It helped her so much to use her hands and it helped her out of her depression. I recently finished a quilt for my sister in law and was unhappy with the “not perfect” ness of it, but I know she will love it and won’t care even if she notices it. Will be back to visit your blog again. Wonderful giveaways!!

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      Kaitie
      March 22, 2019 at 2:18 pm

      I love all of these so much! What a great source of encouragement!

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        Peggy A Ferguson
        March 23, 2019 at 9:34 pm

        Congrats on 10 years! Love everything about your blog. My bday is March 25, so I would love to win sew much!

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    Carmen
    March 22, 2019 at 6:59 am

    You’ve been through such a journey, Amy. Thank you for always sharing so generously. Here’s to many more years!

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    Elizabeth
    March 22, 2019 at 7:01 am

    Wow! A lot has happened for you in a decade. Congratulations on your blog and your beautiful family.

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      Joanne Logg
      March 22, 2019 at 4:25 pm

      Love the Crossweave pattern just got it today and can’t wait to try it out. J

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    Kappy Graney
    March 22, 2019 at 7:02 am

    I’ve been following you for almost the entire 10 years when I was dying to try quilting but had absolutely no idea where to start. You are the first blogger I ever followed and I’m thankful that you are a “link” in the chain of me becoming a sewist who absolutely loves all things quilting!

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      Linda Theriault
      March 23, 2019 at 4:35 am

      Love all of your patterns! And enjoy reading your blogs!

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    Cindy Webb
    March 22, 2019 at 7:06 am

    I am so glad I found your blog! You have great talent and great advice. You inspire me to greater things. Congratulations on 10 years!

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    Lynne Tilley
    March 22, 2019 at 7:09 am

    Thanks for sharing. I love your “updated” photo with the kids. Priceless. Thanks so much for the giveaway, and wishing you many many more happy years

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      Lynette
      March 23, 2019 at 4:26 am

      I recently found yor blog. Thanks for the inspiration. Hope you continue for many more years. Love your fabric. ☺️

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    Jeanne Atkinson
    March 22, 2019 at 7:12 am

    I’m happy that you still want to blog. I really like seeing your new fabric lines and the patterns you choose to highlight them.

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    Suellen Franze
    March 22, 2019 at 7:15 am

    Amy, I look forward to every one of your posts, and this one was especially timely as I’ve been in a little creativity slump! Thank you and please keep it up. Also, you might be interested to know that I made four of your improv tree quilts for my children last Christmas, and they were thrilled 🙂

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    Kimberly
    March 22, 2019 at 7:20 am

    I relate to your comments regarding getting to know some great people through quilting! My friend and I started quilting 4 years ago and we are having a blast! One of the things we most often comment on is, “I can’t believe how many good friends we have made through all of this!” It really is like a second family! But of course all of the beautiful quilty goodness in our houses is just like a little bit of heaven! Thank you for your words of encouragement!

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    Amy L
    March 22, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! I’ve been following you for at least eight of those years, and have enjoyed every post. Thank you for the inspiration and those tutorials! Several babies have quilts made from them. Here’s to the next 10 years!

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    Cathy Smith
    March 22, 2019 at 7:24 am

    I so enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for taking the time to write. We have recently moved to rural Oklahoma and blogs are my way of staying in touch with quilting friends.

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      Janet
      March 23, 2019 at 7:03 am

      Congratulations on 10 great years. I’ve always loved your blog- creative, practical, and uplifting. Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us!

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    Chris Kaufman
    March 22, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Congratulations! I’ve been following you for about a year. I enjoyed the photo with your kids. Wonderful cooperation ?

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      Christel Farrant
      March 22, 2019 at 12:19 pm

      Thanks for sharing your lessons…. Learning to let go of the mistakes and enjoy the process definitely resonates with me along with your wonderful reminder to share kindness with others! Congratulations on all your quilting successes and lessons learned.

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    carolyn
    March 22, 2019 at 7:26 am

    Wow, congratulations on 10 years of sharing your creativity!

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    Cheryl
    March 22, 2019 at 7:27 am

    I so enjoy your blog! I need to re-read his post frequently and remind myself of these10 things!

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    Rose
    March 22, 2019 at 7:28 am

    Thank you, Amy, for your wonderful blog. I made my first quilt (baby quilt for my firstborn) five years ago using your tutorial and haven’t stopped quilting since! Congratulations on 10 years!

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    Karen
    March 22, 2019 at 7:30 am

    These are ten really great pieces of advice. I definitely know that sewing is good for me. I love to go into my sewing room, turn on some music I love, and quilt away!
    I also love to give my creations to others, especially those in need.
    Thank you for all you give to us.

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    Julie
    March 22, 2019 at 7:33 am

    You have a great blog. I appreciate all of the things you share. Hope things go as well for the next 10 years too!

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    J. Mary.
    March 22, 2019 at 7:35 am

    Congratulations! Don’t follow the same suit as other good quilt bloggers
    who felt they had become too important to continue blogging about their new patterns
    and new fabric designs.
    I’ve your class on Craftsy and really like your way of teaching,
    especially, as you didn’t have a hidden agenda of trying to sell
    speciality gadgets.
    Unfortunately, I do not like Bluprint.

    I’m an international commentator so don’t expect to be included in the draw.
    Just wanted to leave a comment.

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    JaneR
    March 22, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Thanks for your wonderful blog, I’ve so enjoyed reading! I think letting go of perfection is such a great takeaway from this post. I like to tell folks, this is my hobby, and I’m in it to learn and enjoy the process. Thanks for your generous giveaway. Here’s to ten more years!

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    Annette
    March 22, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Thanks for sharing your start in quilting. I started by seeing a friends rag quilt. Since then I’ve made several for family members, and I especially enjoy making each grandchild their own special quilt.

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    Kim
    March 22, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Amazing!! Congrats on 10 years! Still one of my favorite blogs! A Lattice baby quilt is to this day my favorite quilt I’ve made!

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    Susan Lane
    March 22, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Here’s to 10 more years of your blog!! Love your fabric and patterns!!

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    Ann Roman
    March 22, 2019 at 7:49 am

    I love this post and appreciate your blog. I want to share your #6 references with my daughter and son-in-law. Thank you.

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    Louise
    March 22, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! You are to me what Crazy Mom Quilts was to you — a virtual friend who inspires me. I was so happy to find your blog (along with Cluck, Cluck, Sew) when I made the choice to focus on creativity. When I met you in person at My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shop for a class I thought I’d faint! I’m a big, big fan. Mostly because I’ve learned that you are down-to-earth, truly caring, and genuinely kind person. Thank YOU for all the inspiration and your example of doing good.

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    Rebecca S.
    March 22, 2019 at 7:59 am

    Congratulations! What a sweet post. Also, I didn’t know you had cute coordinating washi tape! It is so darling.

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    MaryAnn
    March 22, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Thanks for the takeaways post. It’s always a good reminder to slow down and enjoy. I enjoy reading about your creativity.

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    April Spolnicki
    March 22, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! I absolutely love reading about everything you’re working on! Keep up the great work!

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    Mary D.
    March 22, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Congratulations on 10 great years. Your blog is very inspiring. I am currently working on the improv trees for my “make a Christmas project each month” quest. I’m looking forward to what comes for you in the next 10 years!

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    T Holzer
    March 22, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Beautiful pictures!! Thanks for sharing them. It’s simply amazing how fast time goes, heh?? Thanks for this chance and I look forward to watching your next ten years!!

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    Lorraine
    March 22, 2019 at 8:11 am

    I love this post, Amy! When I first got back into sewing and started quilting 7 years ago, your Seaside Stars pattern was one of the first quilts I made. I’ve taken classes from you, used your patterns, and watched with great admiration as you’ve developed your own fabric lines. Thanks for all of your contributions over the past 10 years!

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    Tanya Quilts in CO
    March 22, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Congratulations on 10 years blogging! Great advice and amazing goodies.

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    Emily Shipley
    March 22, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Congrats! A great accompishment! I’m always having to remind myself about that perfectionist one- a daily struggle for me, for sure!

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    Ellen Dugosh
    March 22, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! I’m on year 1 of quilting but have learned so much from your blog (and others!) so the analytics hitting lots of your beginner and technique posts in the last 6 months was probably me. Thanks for sharing your journey and your generosity on this giveaway!

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    Allison Allen
    March 22, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Happy 10 years to my most favorite quilting blog!

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    Mary
    March 22, 2019 at 8:26 am

    I loved seeing how your children have grown up. My last one of four went off to college this past fall so I have more time to devote to quilting! Thank you for reminding us that sewing should be relaxing and fun. I’ve been guilty of getting hung up on perfection.

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    Teresa Dittemore
    March 22, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! Thank you for all your encouragement and enthusiasm. Your blog has helped me go from a wannabe quilter, to a new quilter, or quilter in training.

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    charlotte m.
    March 22, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Fun to read about your journey. I love reading blogs. I have been following you for most of those years. I love all the inspiration I get from seeing others works.

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    Carol Smith
    March 22, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Love all of your wisdom you have gained over the years. Thanks so much for sharing it with me and your love of quilting. Quilting has definitely added so much to my own healing! Thanks!!

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    Bunny
    March 22, 2019 at 8:28 am

    I loved your post today and the journey down memory lane. I’ve only been following your blog for about 5 years and have appreciated the work you put into the great content and tutorials. Thank you!

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    Linda
    March 22, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Congratulations on your anniversary and success! I have only purchased one quilt pattern in my life and it was from you! I absolutely love what you do. This is an AMAZING giveaway. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to win such wonderful goodies. 🙂

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    Sally
    March 22, 2019 at 8:29 am

    So many good links to peruse in this post! Thanks for sharing your creativity. Quilters rock!

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    Elizabeth Husberg
    March 22, 2019 at 8:32 am

    You go girl!

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    Linda Walker
    March 22, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Thanks for endorsing being on one’s own journey and not be judged by her choices in what to create

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    Chrystal Clarke
    March 22, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Congratulations on ten years of blogging! I read your blog frequently and love your insights. Thanks for sharing your quilting experiences through your blog.

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    Deb Dunsford
    March 22, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Happy 10th Anniversary. I love your list of what you’ve learned. Thanks for Sharing!

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    Deb Leach
    March 22, 2019 at 8:36 am

    I love the updated photo of your kids.

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    Glenda
    March 22, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Congrats on your accomplishments. Love what you do!! and the way you share with us!!!

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    Breanne
    March 22, 2019 at 8:38 am

    It is crazy to think of how much has changed in 10 years! I am in the process of completing my first pieced quilt! I have always loved to sew but in the past I was always sewing Halloween costumes and baby clothes. Now that my baby is 5 I am Finally making the time to sit and quilt. Hopefully my 16yr old will have a quilt from me before he leaves the nest? thanks for your perspectives! Always helps to realize it’s ok I haven’t made a full quilt yet, all good times and seasons.

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    Pamela Liebold
    March 22, 2019 at 8:41 am

    I have enjoyed your blog so much. Now that I am retired I really can have a morning coffee break and enjoy reading your entries. You have given me inspiration as I continue my quest to use up my stash. Thank you for the wonderful giveaways.

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    Laurie Bates
    March 22, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Congratulations on 10 great years. Thanks for sharing so much!

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    sharon
    March 22, 2019 at 8:45 am

    10 years is a long time but, can pass in the blink of an eye congrats!

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    Lynn Bankowski
    March 22, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Happy 10th Anniversary! I agree with all your observations. Love your work, too!

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    Kathryn Laposata
    March 22, 2019 at 8:47 am

    I’m glad that your love of quilting is a continuing part of your life. It is definitely a part of mine. I love your blog and your patterns. You’re good to go for another ten.

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    Donna Minster
    March 22, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Happy Anniversary. I am new to your post, but enjoyed very much reading it.

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    Sandra Dietrich
    March 22, 2019 at 8:49 am

    So glad I found your blog. It has inspired me to keep moving forward. It is so easy to become overwhelmed with imperfections and get discouraged.
    Here’s hoping and believing your next 10 years will be even better then the last!

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    Mary Pickard
    March 22, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Happy Blog-iversary! 10 years is a long time and definitely worth celebrating. I look forward to many more years of your great tips. I will be saving this one and referring to it often for inspiration.

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    Jennifer
    March 22, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Congratulations! Your blog was one of the first ones I started to follow when I began to quilt. I had a little one still in diapers under the table as well. Time flies!

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    Joanne
    March 22, 2019 at 9:00 am

    I have great admiration for you! I have all of your fabric lines❤️

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    Deb Weckenman
    March 22, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Congrats on 10 years of sharing our craft!! I especially love your retelling of the story of your connection to the ladies who artfully craft Hmong needlework. I have been lucky enough to purchase some beautiful pieces at a quilt show. It is the finest needlework around!! Have you passed the quilting bug on to any of your kids? Deb

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    Linda Sikorski
    March 22, 2019 at 9:02 am

    First off, congratulations on your 10 th Anniversary of your blogging.
    I really enjoy you style of quilting. Thanks for for sharing your talents and inspiring others.

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    sewbit2
    March 22, 2019 at 9:04 am

    your list of what you learned is what everyone should read and share. Thank you for your 10years and for sharing your family journey with us .

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    Mary Lou Rose
    March 22, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Loved all the points you made. Too often perfection can get in the way. I keep reminding myself that it is the journey, not the destination.

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    Becky Turner
    March 22, 2019 at 9:11 am

    I love the Point
    “You can do anything but not everything.”
    Learning to pet the fabric and turn away because of time not talent has been a heck of a lesson for me.
    Congratulations on the 10 years!!!
    I read my “quilting” blogs every morning with a pot of tea and it starts my day off with talent, color and inspiration

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    Tracy H
    March 22, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Congratulations on 10yrs! I have followed you a good share of that. So appreciate your insights to what you have learned, thank you for sharing so much!

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    Linda Hall
    March 22, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Congratulations on a huge milestone! You have a lot to be proud of!

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    Christy
    March 22, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Wow!! That was sure fun to read. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the big 1-0!!

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    Carolyn Montgomery
    March 22, 2019 at 9:14 am

    congrats on your anniversary! i’ve enjoyed your blog for several years and look forward to many more. i love the fresh yet familiar look of your fabric lines and quilts. thanks for this great chance to win.

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    Linda Mehlenbacher
    March 22, 2019 at 9:14 am

    I enjoy reading your blog. Congratulations on reaching 10 years! Love your fabrics!

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    Cocoa Quilts
    March 22, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! Time does fly. Anxious to see what your next 10 bring you.

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    Sharon
    March 22, 2019 at 9:15 am

    I really appreciate your comments about not doing it perfect. When a person is learning somethin she will make mistakes. Thanks for the encouragement. Sharon mccutchen

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    Nena Germany-Greer
    March 22, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Hello Amy! I have been with you since nearly the beginning – within that first year – Congratulations! the Words of Wisdom were really inspirational and I am so glad you wrote this post ‘from within’ – meant a great deal to me on a personal level in my world today. Best Wishes, Always, and Thank You!

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    Candace Allan
    March 22, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Thanks for your years of great quilty sharing. I really loved your 10 year post today; lots of inspiration to forward to my sewing buddies. If I win a prize I will share it with them. The small quilting bee I found at our Senior Center (Colorado Springs) has really bloomed into good friendships with a diverse group!

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    Robert Nelms
    March 22, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Congrats! And a huge thank you for the great giveaway!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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    Linda in PA
    March 22, 2019 at 9:18 am

    I’v been reading your blog for a long time and and really enjoy your posts! Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway items and for the chance to win one.

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    Cheryl
    March 22, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! I’ve been following for several of them, always great to see your patterns and colourful fabric chooses. The online quilting community has definitely helped connect and inspire many of my sewing projects over the years. Keep up the great work!

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    Sheree Cook
    March 22, 2019 at 9:20 am

    It’s a great privilege to have your inspiration in my life. Your blog has inspired my creativity and helped me get over my perfectionism. Here’s to another 10 years and continued success with your business and family

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    Heather Johnson
    March 22, 2019 at 9:20 am

    Thank you for reminding me to not let perfection get in the way 🙂

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    Carol Poelman
    March 22, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Thanks Amy! I think I have been following your blog for close to 10 years….your blog is one that really made me excited about quilting, actually. My mom is a quilter, and when I became a mother I got the “itch” to quilt. But I had not seen a lot of modern quilts — until blogs like yours! So, thank you. And thanks for always being so sincere, upbeat, and Smart. (haha.)

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    Kim G
    March 22, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Congratulations on 10 wonderful years!!! I am not sure what year I found but I am glad I did!!! Thank you for your generosity and your willingness to share your quilty adventures with us all!

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    Sherrill L Ash
    March 22, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Love reading your blog. Congratulations on 10 years!

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    Lauren Cremers
    March 22, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Happy Anniversary, thank you for your talent and inspiration. I am still working o. the perfection thing and the say no myself and appreciate knowing the struggles of others are the same as mine. Happy Spring to all.

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    Cathy
    March 22, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Thank you for the years of instruction and inspiration!

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    Christi Meyerhoeffer
    March 22, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Congratulations! What an accomplishment! I have followed you for many of the 10 years and am so happy I found your blog. You give me inspiration ?

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    Mary K
    March 22, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Wow! Your quilts are spectacular! I am working on hand piecing my first quilt. I agree with the importance of not letting perfectionism sap the joy out of the doing. Congratulations on 10 years!

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    Cheri Searles
    March 22, 2019 at 9:35 am

    I have enjoyed your blog and patterns for years…congratulations!

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    SJ
    March 22, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! What a great giveaway.

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    Jennifer R
    March 22, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! I have enjoyed your blog and your beautiful creations!

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    Deb
    March 22, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Congratulations! I think I’ve been reading you since the beginning. Always great content. Time flies…..

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    Barbara
    March 22, 2019 at 9:38 am

    I absolutely love your blog. Thanks for sharing your 10 lessons learned and for including the photos. I need to make the Meet the Maker sampler quilt. It is calling to me.

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    Betsy Kise
    March 22, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Congratulations! Ten years, lovely quilts, and a beautiful family!

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      Sandra B
      March 22, 2019 at 7:20 pm

      Congratulations, Amy! I am not sure when I first discovered your blog — several years, at least — but I have enjoyed it so much….
      Your fabric collections are awesome and your quilts are beautiful!
      Thanks for letting us follow along on your quilting journey!!

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    Janine
    March 22, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Congratulations on 10 years, Amy! I enjoy reading your blog and look forward to each new quilt!

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    Allison Brooks
    March 22, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Thank you for blogging all these years. I have been quilting for 5 or 6 years now and I have always loved your posts. I completely understand how perfection can suck the joy out of creating. I quilt baby blankets for all the ladies at church, whether I know them or not. They never look for the imperfections. They are simply happy to receive one! We both have daughters on missions. Here’s to another 10 years.

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    Tammy Howell
    March 22, 2019 at 9:40 am

    What a wonderful post! I agree with it all! I am also teaching at my LQS and am dismayed with the number of people who stress over perfection. I have a son on a mission. He is in Baltimore. He comes home in four months! Not that anyone is counting. Wonderful giveaways. Fingers crossed.

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    Brandi M Stepp
    March 22, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Congratulations on your milestone! What a lovely way to commemorate it. I especially love the reminder to not be defeated by trying to attain perfection. Just finish it and enjoy the process! I am really connecting with that message right now. I’ve recently started pulling out projects that I abandoned years ago in frustration. Now I look at them and marvel that I have such a pretty top all ready to quilt. I wish I’d had this message back then! Thanks for the great post!

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    Beverly Hoek
    March 22, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Congratulations on your 10th year of blogging. I share your love of all things quilty!!

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    mvjan
    March 22, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Congratulations on your tenth anniversary, that’s really a big milestone!

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    Karen Haugen
    March 22, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Have been following you and love your work. Congratulations on ten years!

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      Gwenn
      March 22, 2019 at 1:16 pm

      Thank you for sharing your journey. I’ve followed you for a number of years and enjoy and am amazed at your creativity. Your Fabulously Fast Quilts was the first quilting book I purchased. Your patterns were perfect to encourage a desire to create more! Thank you!

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    Martha Rowedder
    March 22, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Congratulations! I love looking at your quilt patterns.

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    Paula Werner
    March 22, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Praise the Lord for His goodness to you in these years . May you be blessed with many more.

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    Amanda Jean
    March 22, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Congratulations on 10 years, Amy! I loved reading this post. I’m also glad that we got the chance to become friends in real life! I loved seeing the flash back pics from your early blog days. Congratulations to you on all of your successes and accomplishments over the years!

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    Bridget Kevin-Myers
    March 22, 2019 at 9:46 am

    you were one of my first quilting blogs! Letting go of perfection has been hard, but necessary. No one notices a less than perfect seam match when they are snuggled under a cozy quilt!

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    Mary Oakley
    March 22, 2019 at 9:48 am

    I’m new to quilting, but I’ve been helping our circle at church tie quilts for about 9 years now. You are so right about quilters and everyone who sews, they are the nicest, most welcoming people you’ll ever meet! I’m glad I found your blog, I saw so many tutorials I want to try! Congratulations on your 10 years!

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    Terrie L Ruiz
    March 22, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Big Congrats to you on 10 years !! I Love your blog and all of your inspiration and your fabric too 🙂 !!! Now onto the next 10 Thank you thank you !!

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    Angie C Danilovich
    March 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Congratulations!!! And I just want to say I absolutely LOVE your Gretel line. It makes me so happy whenever I see it.

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    Marian Carmical
    March 22, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Sewing is good for your mental health! I took my first quilting class a few months after my mother died. It enabled me to meet new people and lifted my spirits. I had wanted to learn how to make a quilt for years, and I finally did it!

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    Danette
    March 22, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! Love the (sort of) matching photos, especially your son with the sunglasses. Teenagers can be quite awesome! Thanks so much, I am checking out your sale on patterns. If I win, my email is peterstankovich@comcast.net

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    Rebecca K
    March 22, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Congratulations Amy! I love your advice – sometimes you need a reminder.

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    Lyra
    March 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Congratulations! I recently found you from your blueprint class and learned so much! Thank you for all your insights and I can’t wait to learn more!

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    Ria van Duuren
    March 22, 2019 at 10:02 am

    I love to read your blog. You make beautiful quilts, with your nice fabric.

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      kathleen0619
      March 23, 2019 at 7:33 am

      Congratulations on your 10 years! What an accomplishment! Love your blog! Love the updated photo of the kids!

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    Jacque H
    March 22, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Happy 10 years!! Thank you for being such a wonderful creativity inspiration. I have enjoyed your blog for years. Thank you for sharing your journey.

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    Amanda K
    March 22, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Congrats on 10 years! You were one of the first blogs I started following when I started quilting. 🙂

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    Michaelle Weese
    March 22, 2019 at 10:04 am

    I found your blog a couple of years ago and I have enjoyed reading and learning new things. Congratulations on 10 years and keep going for another 10..

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    Heather
    March 22, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Love your blog! I have used your pattern more than once and you are a tremendous resource!!

    Thanks!

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    Anne
    March 22, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Love you blog, Amy, and especially #2 on your top ten list!

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    Ann D
    March 22, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Congrats on 10 years, and thank you for 10 years of inspiration. Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway too!

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    Pam Ratti
    March 22, 2019 at 10:07 am

    I love to read your blog! It encourages me and keeps me on track. Congratulations on 10 years!

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    Sarah
    March 22, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Happy anniversary! Your bio statement about “wanting a thing that stayed done” and the how to make a quilt from start to finish tutorials made making a quilt seem very possible. It has turned into quite the hobby for me!

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    Christine Robinson
    March 22, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Congrats on 10 years of blogging. Inspiring blog, love the quilts displayed. Just signed up for your newsletter, looks like fun. Thank you

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    Tresann Dawson
    March 22, 2019 at 10:08 am

    I love your first point! Perfectionism is overrated! I’m going to try and embrace that!

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    Joanne Beebe
    March 22, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Thank you for your encouragement for this new quilter. So nice learning about your beautiful family. What a blessing you are to so many. Congratulations!

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    Martha Wilson
    March 22, 2019 at 10:09 am

    I love your re-do picture. It is amazing how children change so fast. Congratulations on 10 years. Love all the information you provide

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    Maria Hasler Barker
    March 22, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Congratulations on TEN YEARS!!! That is amazing!!

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    Elaine Walker
    March 22, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Your blog was the first blog I found. My daughter found a quilt pattern on Pinterest she wanted used for her new quilt. That picture led me to your blog and a book you authored. I started following you and that led to many other blogs. I now follow 16- 17 blogs?. Kinda crazy, but a good crazy.
    elaine530@centurylink.net

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    Sarah
    March 22, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Thank you for this! I’m still a pretty new quilter (I took a class last summer and got hooked) and it’s so hard to remember that I’m getting better and perfection isn’t required.

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    Lynda H
    March 22, 2019 at 10:12 am

    now you know – time does fly when you’re having fun….sewing is just a sideline of my real occupation – collecting fabric…

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    Luone
    March 22, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Amy, this is such a great post, with SO many wonderful words of wisdom! Thank you for being one of my friends, and especially for “walking the walk” of the things you’ve learned. Thanks for sharing the journey. (And tell E she needs an embroidery hoop! ?) ❤❤❤

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    Judi Lenviel
    March 22, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Congrats on 10 years! I love your common sense lessons, and I appreciate the patterns you’ve shared. Quilting and crocheting are new for me–since retirement–and I need all the help I can get. Thanks!

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    Zina Clark
    March 22, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Congratulations on ten years, Amy! How nice to see your lovely family, and all of your beautiful creations. Way to go!

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    amy
    March 22, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Congrats on 10 years! Enjoy reading your blog and this post was particularly interesting! So much to learn from others on the quilting journey!

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    Diane Butts
    March 22, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Your blog is so uplifting! Happy Anniversary and thank you for all of your ideas and support for quilters.

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    Sherry Hodgdon
    March 22, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! Love this post and your blog. Thank you for reminding me perfection is overrated! I started quilting again a year or so ago after retiring and still fight the desire for perfection. All of these points are excellent and you are doing a great job with this blog for sure. Thank you for the awesome giveaway..

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    Jan
    March 22, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Congrats on 10 years! I love reading your posts and your fabric lines! I met your sister-in-law at a workshop at her Church! What a small world. Hope you keep blogging for another 10 years.

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    Lisa Mongiovi
    March 22, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Congrats on your 10 years. Thanks for inspiring others.

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    Clara
    March 22, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Time does seem to “fly by” and 10 years doesn’t seem possible. I’ve been following your blog for many of those 10 years. When Gingham Girls fabric came out, I was an immediate fan. It brought back memories of its long time popularity. My home ec project was an apron using gingham and my grandmother showed me how to embroider a design following the checks. Congratulations, Amy!! Here’s to continuing success for you! clara-chandler@att.net

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    Claudia W
    March 22, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Your kids are adorable…in both pictures…don’t tell the teens I said that though, it would be so embarrassing! (smile)
    I love your “10 Things…”. Number one is my mantra. I am in the throes of making a quilt for a friend and every time I see something I have to tell myself she will not see it!
    All the fun things you have to give away, any one of them would be a fantastic prize!

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    Barbara
    March 22, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Congratulations on 10 years of blogging and great patterns – I also reached a 10 year milestone last October and can relate so much to your 10 lessons big time! The internet is great, but it is very easy to feel SO inadequate in comparison to all the great work shown on there every day – sometimes I feel it is better to not just look!
    Best wishes for the next 10 years!

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    Kristi Castanette
    March 22, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Congratulations on your 10 year blog anniversary! I’ve enjoyed your blog for many years and hope you continue to blog for many years to come. I love the before and after photos of your children. My, how they’ve grown in ten years (but we parents stay the same – ha)!
    Thank you for the great giveaways!

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    Judy
    March 22, 2019 at 10:33 am

    As a new quilter I think what you said is very helpful

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    Christine Gue
    March 22, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Wow! Time flies when you are having fun! (Or neck deep in life). Congratulations on 10 years. I really enjoy your blog and hope for you 10 more exciting, challenging and rewarding years wherever your journey takes you. 🙂

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    Jennifer
    March 22, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Thank you for all you do! I constantly come back to your tutorials and tips when I have a question about something. Your directions are clear and easy to follow. All of your patterns and fabrics spurn so many ideas that I’m sure I’ll never get to them all!

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    Pam Kosirog
    March 22, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Wow! What a great way to celebrate your 10 year anniversary, thanks!

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    Lisa Long
    March 22, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Congratulate on 10 years! I love the then and now pics.

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    Christi
    March 22, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Congratulations, I look forward to your blog all the time. I am old so I learned early on that the myth of “bring home the bacon, fry it up in the pan” and well you know the rest of the story was nonsense. You are doing great. Family always comes first and then all the other things will fall in place. Here’s to 10 more years.

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    pamelaquilts
    March 22, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Isn’t it amazing, and terrifying how fast 10 years can go by? I’ve enjoyed following your blog over the years, thanks for sharing your quilting life with us!

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    Christy
    March 22, 2019 at 10:45 am

    I love all things you’ve learned. Perfectionism was the hardest for me to overcome. What was the hardest for you! Sewing is so good for my mental health and the creativity process is so relaxing. I find that I crave my sewing time if I’m not able to get to my machine. About a year and a half ago, I learned EPP so that Icould take it with me when I traveled. I’m using Gingham Girls. It’s such a happy fabric line. I saw a quilt made with it and had to have it. ☺️

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    Rebecca Lehmann
    March 22, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Congratulations on 10 years. It is amazing how fast time flys when quilting and raising a family. What wonderful advice today!

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    Sandra Ott
    March 22, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Congratulations for reaching the 10 year milestone. I love your fabric lines because I like bright primary colors. You are wise beyond your years and have a beautiful family. I saw you will be at Thanksgiving Point in September and I hope to meet your there. Thanks for your inspiring ideas.

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    Nancy Crump
    March 22, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Wow 10 years! What a great milestone! I love recreation picture and your 10 lessons. My favorite lesson is the mental health one. I have always found that when I take time to create in any medium, but especially sewing I am a happier person and a better mother. Thanks for this fun recap post!

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    Di
    March 22, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Congrats on 10 years!

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    Nina Keester
    March 22, 2019 at 10:52 am

    I just read this page and love it. I am an avid quilter, rarely miss a day either, cutting, piecing or on the longarm. However, I was drawn to the Capital Reef picture, I was born and raised in Bakersfield, California, transplanted to Southern Utah in 1995, sadly now in Texas. I consider Utah home and miss it so much. Great blog I will definitely return.

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    Jodie
    March 22, 2019 at 10:53 am

    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog for a number of years. Congrats on 10!

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    Betsy
    March 22, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Congratulations Amy and thank you for a very meaningful post. I especially needed “get off your phone.” Sometimes life overwhelms and creativity starts to seem like a luxury. It is actually a necessity at times to step away from the everyday things, get off your phone, and do something that brings you joy!

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    Elaine Papworth
    March 22, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Congratulations on your 10 years! You are one amazing woman in everything you do. I am so happy to be able to call you my friend. Here’s to many more happy anniversaries!

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    Kay
    March 22, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Happy blogaversary. It is so lovely to have a blog that is still around and inspiring people after 10 years. I so agree about the perfectionism, I am trying hard to leave mine behind because it really can get in the way of enjoying what we do. I also particularly enjoyed the link to the other post about kindness. x

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    Kathy Richins
    March 22, 2019 at 11:00 am

    I love reading your posts..wish there were more, but agree there is more to life than spending all your time on websites. Have enjoyed your fabric lines, can’t decide which is my favorite…probably gingham girls.

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    Andrea M
    March 22, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! Congrats on blogging for over 10 years!

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    Tanya
    March 22, 2019 at 11:00 am

    I love all the quilts AND the remake of the photo. Lol. You’ve done so much in ten years! Full steam ahead girl.

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    Diana McVady
    March 22, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Congratulations on your 10 years and sharing your love of quilting! Love your ’10 things’ list. I’m always looking to learn new quilting techniques. It keeps me happy and busy. Thank you for sharing.

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    Linda Eaves
    March 22, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Such a wonderful journey. I agree that bumps in the road lead us to new paths that we wouldn’t have dreamed of ourselves. Congratulations on 10 years. I enjoy your blog!

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    Vicki
    March 22, 2019 at 11:02 am

    congratulations on your Anniversary, enjoy reading your blog. would love to win any one of those prizes.

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    Lisa
    March 22, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Congratulations on ten years! I have read your blog for a few years and love how you are always encouraging and realistic.

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    Christine S.
    March 22, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Congratulations on 10 years!! Your blog was one of the very first that I found when I first started sewing and I have absolutely loved following along with you throughout the years. I am very grateful for your lessons, they have made learning to quilt quite fun.

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    Cherie
    March 22, 2019 at 11:10 am

    I love your list. I can especially relate to not trying to be perfect. It is easy to find myself not liking a project for that reason. I try to ‘just get over it’ and move on.

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    Tami Crook
    March 22, 2019 at 11:13 am

    I’m new to quilting all by myself. I learned the basics from my grandma and am now going it on my own. I found your blog through my googGo news feed and signed up to get them all the time now. I love your fabric and patterns. Little by little I am improving and Loving this.

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    Jill
    March 22, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! Your work is beautiful. I am a new quilter and only hope that I can someday produce a quilt half as good as yours.

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    Robyn O
    March 22, 2019 at 11:14 am

    Happy Blog Anniversary! Your blog was one of the first I’ve read when stumbling into my quilting journey a few years ago. It has been such a valuable resource for me and many others as well. Thanks for sharing with us!

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    Betty Searl
    March 22, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Really enjoyed reading this post. I am far from perfect but have decided the little mistakes i make are not to fuss over as long as I enjoy doing what I am doing. i am getting better. Betty Searl

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    Allison Tom
    March 22, 2019 at 11:18 am

    What a lovely post!

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    Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts
    March 22, 2019 at 11:19 am

    The remake photo just cracks me up! I’ll bet your youngest son has a great sense of humor too. 🙂 Congrats on 10+ years!!

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    Marla
    March 22, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Congrats!! I find your content well worth the time spent! Looking forward to the next 10!

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    Jane Laws
    March 22, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Congratulations on your success! Love your Improv Forest Quilt, so wonderful to see how you used the fabric to create uniquely individual beautiful trees within a harmonious forest.

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    Karen Jenners
    March 22, 2019 at 11:20 am

    ImI a builder and sometimes I have to step back. I love your list of”truisms”. So many of us get bogged down with life. Don’t go for perfection in a quilt, go for the mindless peace it gives you to create something. Jesus was perfect, I’m not. My children do not care if my points don’t match, but that it keeps them warm and Mom made it. That’s better than any hug I can give them. Beautiful blog. Hugs and happy sewing. Karen Jenners

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    Sandy Allen
    March 22, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Thank you for sticking around for 10 years! A lot of the blogs I used to follow are no more. I enjoy reading yours and always seem to either learn something or get inspired! Thanks to you and the sponsors for such a fun give away, too.

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    sherrye55
    March 22, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Great list and congrats on 10 years!!! Hope you have many more years and thanks for the giveaway!!! Hugs

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    Evelyn Bryan
    March 22, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Great advice for living life and quilting!

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    Nancy Aho
    March 22, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Love reading about your blog and quilting story.

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    TheTalena
    March 22, 2019 at 11:26 am

    What a great journey! Congrats on 10+ years!

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    Margaret
    March 22, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Gosh, I guess that means I have been reading your blog for almost 10 years! I think I first found you from a ModaBake Shop link – a lattice quilt, as I recall (I still love that pattern). I followed your how-to-quilt tutorials, cheered you on when you wrote a book and had your 1st fabric line, and followed your lead on taking quilting into the communities of other people. Though we’ve never met, I respect you – how you’ve been as a parent and what an honest and caring person you are. My sincerest thanks for these 10 years, and best wishes for ongoing happiness in your future.

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    Aubrey Harns
    March 22, 2019 at 11:35 am

    I love your blog. I’ve bought your book, your patterns & the quilt I made from one of your patterns is currently on my bed. I derive ap much inspiration from you. Congratulations on your 10 year blogiversary!
    Blessings,
    Aubrey

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    Deborah Easter
    March 22, 2019 at 11:35 am

    I’m a new quilter and just stumbled onto your blog. Your quilts are beautiful and I am inspired by your list!

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    Mary Ann Scanlon
    March 22, 2019 at 11:35 am

    So many fun things I have learned from you over the years! I have always loved blogs becUse they brought me closer to people who loved sewing and quilting as much as I do! Congratulations on this milestone and all you’ve accomplished. And thanks for the fun giveaway!!

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    Carola
    March 22, 2019 at 11:36 am

    I always enjoy reading your blog! And I really liked the photo comparison between then and now 🙂

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    Julie in WA
    March 22, 2019 at 11:36 am

    “You can’t do it all” hit a nerve for me this morning. I am trying to do so many things and I am lost and overwhelmed. Thanks for the book suggestion; it is a life ring tossed to a drowning woman, and I am grabbing for it! Thanks as well for continuing to blog; I so enjoy visiting here to see what you are up to and to learn new (and old) concepts. Keep up the great work!

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    Anita Monery
    March 22, 2019 at 11:36 am

    I’ve really enjoyed your positive posts, they are real and inspiring. Thank you, I’m looking forward to the next 10 years.

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    Mindy T
    March 22, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Congrats on 10 years! I’m newer to quilting and am amazed at the network of wonderful people out there who share this passion for quilting (and fabric collecting)! There are so many techniques and patterns to try. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us!

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    Wendy
    March 22, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! I have been quilting for only I few years but started with your beginner series. Thank you for the jumping off point!

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    Alison
    March 22, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Congratulations on 10 wonderful years! Such a lovely post. So often we forget the things that make quilting a life long love. Thank you for the past 10 years❤

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    Kelly R
    March 22, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Ten years with your own corner of the internet! I’ve made quite a few of your quilt patterns and still follow your beginning quilt tutorials for binding my quilts. Thanks for all the advice and inspiration! Cheers!

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    Shannon M Conley
    March 22, 2019 at 11:41 am

    I love your list! Try something new is especially encouraging. It’s so easy to get into a rut!! Congrats on 10 years and thanks for the great giveaways! la.emperatriz@gmail.com

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    Jill Leslie
    March 22, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! Always fun to check in with you to see what’s up.

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    Pat Urbeck
    March 22, 2019 at 11:42 am

    I loved reading your latest blog. It is amazing to look back and see what has been accomplished and how far one has grown. I agree with your 10 bullet items. I started sewing almost 3 yrs ago when a friend posted a lap quilt she made for a Veterans Honor flight via her quilt guild. of course I am now a member and have made 24 lap quilts for veterans, 371 pillowcases for the One Million Pillowcase challenge, walker bags for the local nursing home and ditty bags for the division of Children and Family services. When asked why, because it gives me purpose and so much joy in my life.

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    Linda S
    March 22, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Congrats on 10 Years!! I love this post. I have been following your blog for about 6 years I think, and it has been interesting and fun, watching your journey. As much as I love quilting, for me it is still just a hobby as my ‘real’ job takes so much of my time. While retirement from my job is still 15+ years away yet, blogs like yours have inspired me to look for opportunities and ways that will allow quilting to be more than just a hobby (and maybe allow me to actually use my stash instead of hoarding it. Thank you!

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    LYNN M BARBATO
    March 22, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Congrats on 10 years of blogging. Your quilts are amazing!

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    Sandy Volk
    March 22, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Congratulations on 10 years. I have enjoyed many of them with you. Cheers to many more healthy quilting years.

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    Jan
    March 22, 2019 at 11:58 am

    It is so amazing ..10 years of reading your blog. I have learned so much. I have enjoyed seeing you grow with new fabrics. Here’s to 10 more years. Life is Good !

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    Susan
    March 22, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Congrats on 10 years. That is a huge accomplishment in this move on to the next shiny object world we are in.

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    Kathy
    March 22, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Congrats! Great advice and the kid pictures are so fun to see how much you’ve all changed. I love all your patterns, tutorials and on-line classes as you are so easy to understand and learn from. Here’s to the next 10 years!

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    Terry
    March 22, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Those pictures are so cute. Quilting is such a great hobby, I have a friend who is always trying to be perfect. I keep telling her no one will see it when its done! Thank you for the wonderful giveaways.

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    Elizabeth E.
    March 22, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    I don’t know if you’ll have time to read all your comments, but I just wanted to leave a Congratulations on your blogging, your success, and retaining your humanity and self in the process. Thank you for all that you do, and hope you have many more years of quilting ahead!!

    And here’s my “coincidence” story for today: I had been looking in my Barbara Brackman book this morning, hunting up a new block for a potential Christmas Quilt. I picked one out, drew it up in my quilt software, and when I was reading your blog, there it was, in one of your photos illustrating this post. Now I know how it looks, so thank you very much! (again)

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    Debi
    March 22, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Congratulations on 10 yrs!!! I’ve only been quilting for 2…and found you about a year ago! I love your blog and learn new things all the time! Thank youyfor sharing with us! Wishing you many more fabulous years!

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    Laurie Smith
    March 22, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Congratulations on your 10 years! Over the years I have been very busy raising my five kids, so I’m a beginning quilter. I love reading your blog and learning from you. I love all your fabrics and beautiful quilts, and can’t wait to make a few!

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    Michelle M
    March 22, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Congratulations! I found your blog a few years ago – I love the “ten things” list. So many great insights!

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    Susan Sal
    March 22, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Congrats to you Amy! I’ve only been following you for a few years but I’m enjoying it a lot. Many more good years of blogging ahead for you!

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    Isabel
    March 22, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing your 10 year journey with us. Its been a great trip. 🙂

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    Anne
    March 22, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Happy 10 years! I made a quilt for my son from your Broken Dishes tutorial…it was meant to be ready for when he was born but I finished it after he turned 2. Hopefully for Christmas this year, he will be getting a quilt inspired by your Patchwork Tree tutorial. Thanks for so much inspiration over the years!

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    Amy Shotwell
    March 22, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! Great words of advise .

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    Amy
    March 22, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    What an amazing 10 years.

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    Robin Frankie
    March 22, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Thanks for all the great tips! Congratulations on the first ten years.

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    Shauna
    March 22, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Amazing words of wisdom! As a new quilter, your first tip might just be the best for me!! Thank you SO much!!

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    Julie
    March 22, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years, love learning more about quilting!

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    KATHY DECKER
    March 22, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    I enjoy your blog and can really relate to the 10 things you listed, especially the “making friends” one. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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    Lee Ann Kittleson
    March 22, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Congratulations! I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of years, though I don’t recall how I found it. I used your Star Baby Quilt Tutorial to make a wall hanging to display on the open staircase wall in our home. We really love the welcoming feel it adds to our home. Thank you!

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    Em Davis
    March 22, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Congrats on 10 year mark. I like your advice. I’m glad I’m taking my own quilting journey.

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    Maureen P.
    March 22, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years!! Thanks so much for your inspirational blog & great photos!!

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    Anita
    March 22, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! Love the 10 years later photo!

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    Diana Snyder
    March 22, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years!! Loved reading the 10 things you have learned in the past. I am fairly new to quilting and I need to remember to let go of the need for perfection. I am having fun. Thank you.

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    Linda Kay Smith
    March 22, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years and here’s to 10 more. I especially relate to your comments on not getting hung up on perfection. I’ve quilted quite a few years now but still get frustrated when my block has a cut-off point, or my seams don’t match perfectly or the other “imperfections”. I have to work on letting it go and remember that I do these quilts for me and not for the quilt police..

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    Mary S
    March 22, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Congratulations Amy, and thank you for 10 years of blogging. Your tips, projects, toils, and successes have been an inspiration! My mantra is from Frost’s poem …”and miles to go before I sleep …” Here’s to lifelong learning!

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    Linda Lee Tolle
    March 22, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years!

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    Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
    March 22, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Thank you for letting us ride along on your quilt journey!

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    Karen Elliott
    March 22, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Happy 10th Anniversary! I have been a fan of your quilts before I even knew that you have a blog! ?

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    Jennifer
    March 22, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Love the quilts and ideas you have. Congrats on 10 years. Love the inspiration!

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    Catherine Hickman
    March 22, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Congratulations on 10years! People like you inspire me to keep sewing. I especially like your comment about not getting distracted by Instagram etc, I’ve recently discovered how much extra time I have to make stuff!

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    Jean Douglas
    March 22, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Fantastic article. Hope you continue on for many more years sharing with all of us. Thank you.

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    bewtjwgmailcom
    March 22, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    congratulation, that’s a long time to make quilts , enjoy reading your blog

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    Louisa Murphy
    March 22, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Thanks for all you give to the quilting community. I can’t begin to express how much you have helped and inspired me.

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    Sandi Swindle
    March 22, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Love your blog and your fabrics! They make me feel cheerful just looking at the colors….thank you!

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    Carol Gillen
    March 22, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Congrats, Amy! I always enjoy your posts – informative, but also enjoyable. Best to you for the next 10!!! (And I would trade you a toddler for a teenager any day of the week!)

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    Joni Giancola
    March 22, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Your tips are inspiring and enjoyable….

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    Paula Hunt
    March 22, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Very interesting 10 years!

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    Paula
    March 22, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Thank you for the words of wisdom. I’ve enjoyed your blog over the years. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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    Glorya Hendrickson
    March 22, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Thank you for sharing your experiences from the past 10 years! I love learning from other people and also knowing that I’m not the only one who struggles with certain aspects of life! Thanks for being so real!! 🙂

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    Carolyn Davis
    March 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Congratulations. Love your 10 thing. They are so true!

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    Sheera
    March 22, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Thank you for the inspiration

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    Sharon
    March 22, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Congratulations on your 10 year blog anniversary! I enjoy reading your advice and really liked the 10 things you’ve learned. They are a good reminder of how to accomplish more in the studio and have fun doing so. Thank you!

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    Glyn
    March 22, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Great advice and I love your re-created photo with your kids!

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    Marie
    March 22, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    You did it!! Ten years and still growing! Congratulations to you and your family as you have found what works for you and
    everyone in your family. Traveling, teaching and sharing are qualities that make your business delightful. Keep going! Do what you crave! Makers are the very best!!

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    Maree Whitley
    March 22, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    HUGE congratulations on this milestone anniversary! Love reading your wise and creative words! Thanks a bunch for the chance to get in on this awesome giveaway! Here’s to the next ten! ♥

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    Stephanie
    March 22, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Congrats on such an important anniversary!

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    Barbara Lueders
    March 22, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Congratulations on your 10+ years! I really like your fabric, and enjoyed reading your 10 comments. I’m still a true beginner at quilting so your advice is appreciated!

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    Stacy Fillerup
    March 22, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I love seeing your talents! Thanks for sharing!

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    Dorothy Bendick
    March 22, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! Crazy Mom Quilts was the first quilting blog I found also. I’ve followed your blog also for many years. Love your tips. I need to Get off the phone and make something! Great advice.

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    Gayle
    March 22, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Amy, I love your fabric collections and patterns! I took a class from you during a quilting retreat and had so much fun. You are so inspirational as well as down-to-earth! Thanks for all you do for the quilting community!!

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    Kate
    March 22, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Hi! I’m fairly new to your blog but really enjoyed your post. I fell in love with yoir Gingham Girls line and patterns (can’t stop buying more when I see it in shops)! And I love to see the pictures you post both for the beautiful quilts and some of the familiar places in the background. Capitol Reef is one of our family’s favorite places! Looking forward to following your next 10 years.

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    Connie
    March 22, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks for all your tips. Sewing is relaxing for me – especially since retiring from teaching. I’d love to win any of your prizes.

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    Clare
    March 22, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Congrats on keeping your blog going for 10 years! Loved the recreated photo with the kids!

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    Kathy
    March 22, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Congratulations on ten years of sharing and inspiring others. All of our quilting journeys are different but we can all learn and be inspired by bloggers like you who share thei journey

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    Jill Randel
    March 22, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Congrats on your 10 years! Love your blog, tutorials and patterns.

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    Billie
    March 22, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Happy 10th Anniversary! Congratulations and thank you for all of the knowledge you share with beginner quilters like me. I have always loved sewing and I have tried quilting in the past, but I never had the information I needed to make quilting fun. Thank you, Amy! (and thank you for this wonderful giveaway).

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    Suzanne Ryan
    March 22, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Thank you so much for this post. Your #1 resonates with me right now. I am FMQ my Farm Girl Vintage and just learned how to use rulers. I am making each square unique and honestly some of those lines are not perfect. I have considered ripping them out but I am moving on. Who will notice when I wash it? ?? thanks for all the reminders though! I love seeing what you create. You are inspiring to me. So happy anniversary and here’s to many many more!!!

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    Margaret
    March 22, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Great advice and beautiful quilts, lovely family too.

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    Karen
    March 22, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Lovely article, Amy. Congratulations on 10 remarkable years! I first discovered your talent back when I took your Craftsy course, and I’ve been a big fan of your blog. You are a creative inspiration!

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    Ellen Laur
    March 22, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Congratulations on a fast ten years! So enjoy all your posts and of course, your beautiful quilts. Keep up the great work and we all will reap the benefits of your talents. Thanks for the chance enter to win!. PS. Love the before and after photo of your kiddos 🙂

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    Jana
    March 22, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Have always been a fan of your quilts! Congratulations on 10 years of blogging!

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    Susan Overstreet
    March 22, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks Amy. I love your fabric lines. I have enjoyed meeting you—you were so kind and gracious at the Meet the Makers gathering last year. Thank you for helping me see the important things and to let go of the clutter.

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    Karen Vecchioli
    March 22, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Loved your list of 10. So true!! Congratulations on 10 years and here’s to many more. Thanks for doing this giveaway!!

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    Rhonda Bailey Richmond
    March 22, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years!

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    Dana Flanders
    March 22, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Congrats on you big accomplishment! It is inspiring.

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    artisticsharon
    March 22, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Great suggestions, I try to follow most but struggle with a few of them. Thank you for this great giveaway opportunity!!
    stucker1261 at gmail.com

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    Laura M
    March 22, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Thank you for your list of 10. Thank you for all the energy and creativity you put into your blog. Congratulations on your persistence these past 10 years!

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    Sarah Mai
    March 22, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Congratulations on your 10 years!!! I have a lot of catching up to do. 🙂

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    Kathy Gombis
    March 22, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    I enjoy following your blog, this last post of 10 things you have learned in the past 10 years can so easily be applied to so many areas of life. Very thought-provoking. Congratulations on 10 years of fun, encouraging, teaching, and inspiring blogging!

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    Diane
    March 22, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Congratulations. As I was reading your top 10 list so many of them rang true for me. I am fortunat enough to live close to my job and I go home for lunch every day and sew before going back to work. I relaxes me and prepares me for the rest of the day.

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      Charlotte Dunn
      March 22, 2019 at 4:49 pm

      How can you tear yourself away and go back to work???? I would be late every day…I admire your dedication to your job.

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    Corinne
    March 22, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Beautiful article! Happy Ten Years!!!!!!!

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    Sharon
    March 22, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Congratulations Amy, I’ve enjoyed your blog and creative talent for several years, thank you. Wishing you many more years of continued success!

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    Harley Rast williams
    March 22, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Congratulations!! I have loved seeing all of your creations over the years!!

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    Sue Hunt
    March 22, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Here’s to the next ten years!

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    Dianne Whittle
    March 22, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    I love seeing the two pics from then and now, the grown up kids, your sewing space. I love your advice but the one than resonates most with me is not looking for perfection. I always find fault with my work, I even hand over gifts to people telling them the bits I messed up. They just see a beautiful quilt made with love. That’s what I should see too.

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    Melissa Ladd
    March 22, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    I can’t believe I just found your blog today! What an incredible journey you’ve had! Quilting is my number one stress-relieving hobby and I always try and get new recruits! Keep up the great work. I can’t wait to see what you’ll do next! 🙂

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    Linda
    March 22, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    I have enjoyed reading your blog over the years. Has it really been that long! Congrats!!

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    Barb
    March 22, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    I just found this log on my computer. So glad I did. Much new info for me regarding quilting.

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    Jean Fogel
    March 22, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    New quilter here, just discovered you .Congratulations on 10 years!

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    Lisa Marie
    March 22, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    I found your blog at least 5 or 6 years ago and have gained so much inspiration from things I’ve seen in your posts. Congrats on 10 years; you are appreciated!

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    Fran Williams
    March 22, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Congratulations on having blogged for so long,

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    Michelle Size
    March 22, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Thank you so much for distilling 10 years worth of learning into 10 lessons we can all learn from. It is hard to let go of the ideal of perfection, but when snuggling under a quilt on a cold evening, no-one looks at the points.

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    Sheree A.
    March 22, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I’m finding so many wonderful new teachers lately. Beautiful quilts . . . .lovely giveaways.

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    Melody DeGraziano
    March 22, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    I love your patterns! They are so fresh and cheerful!

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    Angie VanEpps
    March 22, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Congrats on 10 years! Your quilting journey is inspirational and I love your designs!

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    Anne Dawson
    March 22, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years. Your blog is always inspiring and I love your work. Looking forward to the next 10 years.

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    Sara Ann
    March 22, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    I started quilting last year, and I’ve learned so much from your blog! Thanks for helping me along the way.

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    Sandra Bartlett
    March 22, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    I have so much to learn, I have only been at it for 10 months! Congratulations!

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    Maci
    March 22, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    I only recently found your blog and have really enjoyed your tutorials which helped me learn how to quilt! But wow 10 years is half of the time I have been alive!

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    Diana webster
    March 22, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Hi, I’ve been sewing since 2008 and your blog was one of the first I found. It’s been fun to follow peoples creative journeys on line and even do a class with you at quiltcon 2016. It’s a great way to relax at the end of the week and get different parts of my brain working. And even when not sewing patting the pretty things is very therapeutic! Best wishes Diana

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    Mary English
    March 22, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    What a wonderful journey! Congratulations and I’ll be following the next 10. Absolutely agree with #1. It’s so important to enjoy the ride and learn the skill. I have only been quilting 2years but I see the improvement in my first quilts compared to now, and I’ve learned to stretch my skills. Thank you for the videos and the blog.

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    Laurel Jensen
    March 22, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Congrats on 10 years and it was partly your blog that caught my eye when I began to quilt after retiring as an elementary teacher/librarian. Now my kin receive more quilts than they really need but I enjoy the process so much. Loved the pictures of then an now!

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    Teresa
    March 22, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Congratulations! I’m so glad to have found this blog!

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    Joan Wickersham
    March 22, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Love the things you have created. I worked when our children were growing, did bookkeeping for a construction company also. My main job was afternoon shift. I began my day by feeding breakfasts and ushering my bus riders. Then doing last night’s dishes and prepping this evening’s meal. I would leave for work before the bus came back but they had a good hot meal when my husband arrived home. I worked 30 years and during all that time I had patterns, kits, material that “some day” i could sew. Now am retired and recovering from surgery and would love one of your gifts. Your hints, ideas, color combinations make my dreams appear. Thanks

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    Ann Perry
    March 22, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    I am especially enjoying the baby quilts and links to small items to make. Lovely fresh fabric lines.

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    Cindy Naglee
    March 22, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    I love reading your blog and it has helped me learn a lot. Thanks also for your honest writing about the ten things you’ve learned.

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    Delores Rast
    March 22, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    I love the pictures! Thank you for sharing all the wonderful lessons and your expertise in helping others! Quilting is my therapy, it keeps me sane! Your quilts are beautiful and may God Bless you with many more quilting years!!

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    Mary Deeter
    March 22, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! What a beautiful retrospective. Here’s to the next 10 years

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    Danith
    March 22, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    10 years, gone in a blink of an eye. You have beautiful patterns/quilts! Here here to the next 10 years’

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    Kathleen
    March 22, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    My family looks kind of like yours in the first picture ? Thanks for your encouragement, and your blog in general. A Manx quilt is definitely on my list to try!

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    Rebecca Buckner
    March 22, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    I really loved the part about feeling alone. I dont know anyone that quilts in real life. I have found a ton of people on quilting pages. I love that there are others like me!

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    Sue franke
    March 22, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Beautiful fabrics and awesome giveaways. Congrats on 10 years.

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    Amy
    March 22, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I learned to see when I was in elementary schooland finally picked it up again. Quilting has helped me through a rough patch in life. I love your Gretel line and can’t wait to get some!

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    Freda L
    March 22, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Such lovely quilts and words of wisdom. Congratulations on 10 years and thanks for the incredible giveaways.

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    Carleen Brigley
    March 22, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Congratulations!! Love your blog and your quilts!

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    Linda Sandusky
    March 22, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    congratulations amy!! ? you were one of the first quilters that i found on my quilting journey…your improv forest ? quilt is on my to do list this year…thank you for taking us with you on your way quilting adventures, linda ?

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    Tami Von Zalez
    March 22, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    All wonderful tips. I so loved the Crazy Mom Quilts linkup but she has stopped blogging.
    tvonzalez@gmail.com

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    Rebecca Smith
    March 22, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    I love your top 10. It took me a long time to find a quilt group and I am so glad I did.

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    Jenny Stewart
    March 22, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Wow 10 years!! I also remember finding quilting blogs for the first time! Yours was one of the first I found and I loved reading it. Your Union Jack quilt has always been one of my favourites and is on my ‘to make’ list!

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    Linda Haley
    March 22, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Congratulations on your 10 years, and, Wow! What a give-away! Just signed up for your newsletter and looking forward to following you.
    Linda

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    Suzanne
    March 22, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Not just important quilting lessons, but important life lessons. Thank you for sharing your journey!

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    Linda Lynn
    March 22, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    I enjoy reading your blog. Congratulations on your ten years and wish you many more.

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    Chris Cole
    March 22, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks for sharing your journey.

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    Melissa Beeston
    March 22, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years blogging. I discovered your blogg about 5 years ago when i first started quilting. I laughed at your intro about feeling like a nana when you tell people you are a sewer because i felt a bit like that too at first. I have bought and used your patterns and when i sent you a photo of my finished churn dash and my union jack quilt on instagram you replied with so quickly and with sich enthusiasm i just felt so grateful to have found you through your blogg. I love your recreated photo with your kids too, for this post, a great idea and great perspective on time and growth of you and your kids. Love your work keep it going please!

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    Sue
    March 22, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Congratulations on your 10 years, I am so happy to see you agree with me that “finished is much better then perfect”. Good luck with your next ten years and the teenagers.

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    Kristen Fisher
    March 22, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog for years and would love to be a winner!

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    Jill henige
    March 22, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    10 years how wonderful. We all appreciate everything you do. Thank you

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      Heidi K
      March 22, 2019 at 3:34 pm

      Happy 10 years! I’m not sure how long I’ve read your blog, but it’s great!

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        Melissa H
        March 24, 2019 at 4:43 pm

        Congrats on ten productive years! I always enjoy seeing what you have come up with and find your ideas fun. Thanks so much for sharing with all. What you said about choosing what is important and focusing on that really hit home – I’m in the midst of clearing out inherited UFOs! I find myself asking how much joy is this bringing me?

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    Kris Bartholomew
    March 22, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Love your ideas and inspiration!

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    csgamble
    March 22, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    I’m pretty sure that you and CrazyMomQuilts were some of the first blogs I found when I started quilting about 10 years ago. I enjoy reading your blog and seeing what you’re making. Your fabrics are beautiful!

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    Marlane
    March 22, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Good job and congratulations on 10 years!

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    Geri VanVliet
    March 22, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    I love your down-to-earth attitude. Life isn’t ALL about quilting(not, did I really say that). We all have lives to live. But when I can’t be quilting, I’m thinking about it.

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    Sarah
    March 22, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    I love the colors and prints in your fabrics. Your quilts are very inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

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    hadenmaiden
    March 22, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Thank you so much for this post – I’m very recently addicted to patchwork and quilting and there’re so many wise words as well as useful links to follow! I’m going to have to spend some time investigating earlier posts!

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    Joy P
    March 22, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Congratulations! Isn’t it amazing how quickly 10 years flies by and how much changes…coulda swore it was only yesterday,

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      Brenda
      March 22, 2019 at 3:59 pm

      I think I’ve been reading your blog almost since the beginning! I’m so happy you’re stull enjoying it so we can still enjoy your blog and all your beautiful quilts! Thank you for this great give away!

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    Blondie Spence
    March 22, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    i do remember when I first saw your blog; perhaps about 2008. I enjoyed your fresh approach and family. I blogged back then as well – not strictly quilting. Life goes on, priorities change but quilting has always been a constant comfort in my life. Wishing you only the very best that God has for you and yours. Thank you for the sunshine you bring to so many new and veteran quilters alike.

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    Alexandra Bouvrette
    March 22, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Love reading your blog and reading inspired by your spot on color choices

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    Karen
    March 22, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years of a great blog. Time sure does fly when you are having fun.

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    Susan Scott
    March 22, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    I have decided that done is better than perfect. I still try to do my best but I realized one day that not many people probably stop and look for perfection, they look at the big picture. Thanks for your encouragement.

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    Katie Lwne
    March 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Wow, Amy… These words came at the perfect time… A God thing. I discovered your blog and new fabric lines in 2017 around the same time I fell in love with quilting. Still learning to navigate the online community and praying about how God would see fit to use my hobby for his glory (business or not? How to manage the ever-growing stash? Balancing time with family? Etc). Congratulations on ten years! I’m sure it’s been quite a ride! Now, I’m looking for pointers as to how to get started… Any references you could provide related to blogging and such?

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    Jenifer Farrell
    March 22, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Congratulations on your milestone! I’ve followed your blog for a number of years, though not quite ten. I wish you many more years of success ahead!

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    Jessica
    March 22, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Do you think it’s necessary to blog to get into the quilting world? I’ve recently started an Instagram but I haven’t ventured to blogging yet. I’ve been quilting for 6 years but still feel like I’m at the beginning of my quilting journey and have so much to learn. I love your blog and Instagram! Here’s to many more years quilting!!

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    Cathy Hawkins
    March 22, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I have so enjoyed your blog, and I have made a couple of your quilts! Love the way they went together, and the lovely colors! Keep on keeping on!

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    Becky S
    March 22, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Congrats on 10 years of blogging!!! I always enjoy reading your posts and love your tutorials!

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    Wendy
    March 22, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Happy 10 years! Time flies when you are having fun! I have been following and enjoying your blog for several years hope to continue for many more. Thank you!

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    Lisa R
    March 22, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your tutorials the last several months. I appreciate your sharing your insights gleaned from the past 10 years – very insightful. And I think your Gretl fabric collection is absolutely darling!

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    Nancy Spear
    March 22, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I’ve enjoyed learning from you, and your beginner basics is my go-to share when I’m asked the best place to start. All the best to you and your family!

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    Helen
    March 22, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Love what you do and 10 years sure does fly by. Thanks for the blogging!

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    Karen Green
    March 22, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Wow! I made my first pieced quilt 10 years ago this summer. I didn’t want to learn but friends insisted and I was hooked before the quilt was finished. Congratulations to us both!

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    Sheryl
    March 22, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    You are and have been a great role model! Thanks for inspiring me to quilt but also to give, make friends and try new things.

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    Heidi
    March 22, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Your work is so enviably gorgeous! I’m hoping once my youngest is out of diapers and slightly less needy I’ll be able to get more quilting done, cause I want to be like you when I grow up ?

    Congrats on ten years of blogging!

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    Meri Drake
    March 22, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Yay for 10 years! Thanks for your list,,,lots of great reminders.I love reading your blog and I hope you plan on blogging many more!

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    Elizabeth Lee
    March 22, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Congratulation s on ten years, and thank you. For your insight, suggestions and fun. Beth

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    Patti
    March 22, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years. I absolutely love your Gretel fabric and would be thrilled to win. Thanks for the give a ways!

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    Charlotte Dunn
    March 22, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS on 10 years. It appears you have a wonderful life…..The work hours do is amazing. I appreciate the items you listed and the encouragement. Its hard to let go of perfection when you put it out for the world to view. My daughter tells me often to stop picking it to death and just enjoy sewing. Best wishes. God Bless you. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful gifts. Christmas in March…….☆☆☆☆☆

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    thedarlingdogwood
    March 22, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    What a great ten years! How nice to see the changes in your family and your life. Your lessons learned are great words to quilt by and live by.

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    Shelli
    March 22, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Congratulations on your 10 years! I’m so grateful to you for the advice and patterns you generously offer. And just when I thought quilting couldn’t get funner … a giveaway!!! Whoo how!
    Seriously thanks for all the help w my quilting.

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    Mary Willis Watkins
    March 22, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Congratulations! I’m inspired by all you have accomplished in 10 years. Here’s to the next ten! Also I loved reading your 10 tips!!

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    annehaun
    March 22, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Congrats on ten wonderful years – think I have been following the entire time and have learned so much from you. Love watching your family grow up – thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

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    Elise Edholm
    March 22, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Congratulations! So grateful for your positive outlook and sunny sharing!

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    rlee1950
    March 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    wow, big congrats on 10 years and going! What a great giveaway you are having and thanks for everything.

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    Jenny Hiett
    March 22, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Congrats to 10 years! What an amazing journey! Give those kids extra love, they did great for the re-creation photo. ?

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    Julie
    March 22, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Some great wisdom there! Thanks for sharing and continuing to do so for 10 years, what a great achievement!

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    myzbarb
    March 22, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    What an awesome list!! Congratulations and thank you to all your great sponsors!

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    Joan Ferguson
    March 22, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    As a beginner quilter I find your blog and Instagram posts very inspiring! Thank you and keep it up.

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    Shawn
    March 22, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Congrats to 10 years! You are right I have no friends but feel like I do when reading blogs with like minded quilters.

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    Carolsue
    March 22, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Ten years! What an accomplishment! And thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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    Carol Loumagne
    March 22, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! That’s amazing! I do love both your fabric collections and have purchased some in the past. Thank you, too, for the lovely patterns. You inspire me.

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    Susie
    March 22, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    I have really enjoyed your blog for many years!!
    Susie

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    Joan
    March 22, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Thank you for sharing and congratulations. I think your quilts are just beautiful and I really enjoy your blog and you sharing you travels with us as well.

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    Lorene Holbrook
    March 22, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    My oh my, 10 years! Congrats on everything. It is so fun to see how things change, kids grow, more fun things to sew, how we all evolve! Your blog is always interesting. Thanks for sharing with all of us! ❤️

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    Melanie Dyke
    March 22, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Wow… way to go!! You should be very proud of yourself … thanks for sharing!!

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    Liz Rehrauer
    March 22, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Ten years…I’ve been retired for eleven years. I fell in love with Gingham Girls when it came out, and I just finished a quilt with Sunnyside. I don’t know which one I like better. Can Gretel come close? I know it will. Love your blog. Keep up the good work; I love reading it.

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    Joanna Macher
    March 22, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Happy 10th Anniversary. I am a new quilter and you are an inspiration. Thank you. I read your blog and watch your lessons on Craftsy regularly. I have learned a lot!

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    swakins
    March 22, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    I have loved following your blog, love when you put anew pattern and seeing tutes

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    Pattie Stock
    March 22, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    What an amazingly accomplishment! I’ve just been quilting a year and I get so frustrated with myself being afraid of trying more difficult patterns, but with your statement about trying new things I’m going to go for it. Can’t wait to see where this year of learning will take me. Cheers to them more years!!

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    Wendy
    March 22, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Thank you for creating your inspirational blog 10 years ago. I’ve learned a lot from you! Congratulations ?!

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    weddingdressblue
    March 22, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    I am hitting 9 years of blogging pretty soon myself. On an entirely different scale than yours, but it, too, brings me happiness. Thank you for sharing your journey and your inspiration.

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    LAMadill
    March 22, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Thoughtful advice, especially about perfectionism. Thank you!!

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    Shirley Allen Alexander
    March 22, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Happy anniversary 10 years wow!

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    Becca
    March 22, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Your blog was one of the first ones I found, thanks to a pattern I bought from American Quilting during a moonlight madness sale! You had a booth set up with some quilts, and it was a Christmas disappearing nine patch. I made up a quilt kit for my mom and got her converted to quilting with it. Yay!

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      Amy
      March 22, 2019 at 9:26 pm

      I love it!!

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    Beth Strand
    March 22, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    I love your thoughts and will definitely check that book out! Thanks! Beth @ Words & Stitches

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    Terri Karasch
    March 22, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of years, your posts are always such fun! Love the photo recreation, what a hoot! Here’s to another 10 years of blogging, designing, and learning.

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    Karen McMahon
    March 22, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I have enjoyed your blog for quite a few years and have gotten so much inspiration from you. I have loved your fabrics and have made a few of your patterns. Thank you for what you do for the quilting community.

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    Annie
    March 22, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Thank you so much for your time, effort and commitment. Your blog has been so encouraging to me and many others. I’ve really enjoyed checking in with you. Congratulations on 10 years!

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    Julie
    March 22, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years, quite an accomplishment! Thanks for your sage words of wisdom. Thanks for sharing your talents and inspiring creativity.

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    Mary Hartman
    March 22, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    I read your blog regularly and feel like we truly are friends because of it. Like you, I don’t really have many friends that like to sew or quilt so blogs spur on my creativity and keep me going. Congratulations on ten years and please keep on going.

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    Jan Turnley
    March 22, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Your Project Linus quilts are awesome. I think I need to make one and donate it. Thanks.

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    Tracey
    March 22, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Congrats on 10 years. I appreciate the time you put into your blog. I love your patterns and fabrics

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    Sonya M
    March 22, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Wow, 10 years! I’ve been happily following you for most of those. I love the picture y’all recreated… so fun! Thanks for all the fun giveaways!

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    Linda
    March 22, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I think I have been following you from the beginning and enjoying your blog. Thank you for all the inspiration.

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    Karen McMahon
    March 22, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Congratulations on10 years of blogging! I have enjoyed your blog for almost 10 years. Thank you for all the advice and inspiration you have given over the years.

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    northshorequilter
    March 22, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win. Your blog makes me happy. May you have another wonderful 10+ years.

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      Lisa
      March 22, 2019 at 6:35 pm

      I love your blog and look forward to it each week. Fingers crossed I win one of the great prizes.

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    Prissy
    March 22, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Congratulations! Your blog has so much inspiration and information. Thank you for all that you put into it….I also love the photo re-creation. You nailed it!

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    Kathy A Reed
    March 22, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Thank you for all the great quilting information and beautiful quilts. Wishing you another 10+ yrs of blogging.

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    Nancy C
    March 22, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    its amazing how quick 10 yrs can go by. Congratulations and I hope the next 10 are just as wonderful!

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    Kerry
    March 22, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I always enjoy your posts!

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    Brianna
    March 22, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! ?

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    Dede Bliven
    March 22, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Congrats to you, Amy! You were my first online blogger to follow and I still look with anticipation to each of your writings!

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    Stephanie Dilworth
    March 22, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    I really enjoy following your blog.

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    Carla Toppass
    March 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Okay first off Happy Blogiversary!! Did you ever think 10 years ago you’d be so blessed?! I was perusing Google and it had a blip about your post so I thought to myself “I’ll check out this blog”. I’m just starting to teach myself to quilt. We’ll see how it goes. What I loved in reading your post was clicking on previous posts woven throughout and how you testify to the Lord’s blessings in your life – not without some bumps in the road and life’s trials. I was blessed so much reading your post. I plan on browsing through your blog and seeing what I’ve been missing. Thank you for your story and I wish you continued success.

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    Mary
    March 22, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Thank you for sharing your creative quilting ideas and your own life lessons.

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    Lindsay C
    March 22, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Enjoyed reading your reflections. Happy blogiversary!

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    Kathy
    March 22, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Happy Anniversary, Amy!! I have to tell you I discovered you a few years back when I was job searching and took a quick “computer break” Your blogs have brightened my days! You are SO right about putting down the phone! And perfectionism is highly over rated!! I enjoy and have learned a lot from your blog

    Please keep up the great work that you do.

    Kathy

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    Nancy McEldowney
    March 22, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

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    Talina
    March 22, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Your list is great, thank you for the reminders!
    Happy 10 Year Blogiversary!

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    Laurie Matthews
    March 22, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    This is a great post! I love your advice and would love it if more people would dive into quilting and sewing- but I do think perfectionism gets in the way. I love seeing how big your kids have grown too- I feel like I am in the thick of it- my oldest is 9 and I am pregnant with my 4th…. I hope you keep blogging- it’s disappointing that so many people have stopped blogging and rely solely on IG.

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    Jeanne L Hoerr
    March 22, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! Pretty awesome work that you do and share with us:) Thanks and hoping for 10 more!

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    Judy Fox Gibbons
    March 22, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    I enjoyed reading your blog, but more importantly I love your fabric. I have so much Gingham Girls, but I don’t want to cut it! I am also a proud owner of two Babylocks. I look forward to seeing more from you in the future. Thanks!

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      Amy
      March 22, 2019 at 9:24 pm

      haha! Oh thank you. I say cut it! 🙂

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    Megan Burke
    March 22, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I just started quilting and love reading your posts. My daughter received a quilt through Project Linus when she was in the ICU before she died. It was nice having some color in an otherwise sterile room and so meaningful that someone made the blanket for her. I wanted to learn quilting to give back and pay it forward.

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      Amy
      March 22, 2019 at 9:24 pm

      Oh wow. That’s hard to imagine. What a sweet memory of what must have been such a difficult time. Your offering to pay it forward will come with an added love and perspective. xo

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    Colleen Ferber
    March 22, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Congrats! We are all better quilters thanks to you and 10 years of tips, inspiration, awesome patterns and fabrics! Can’t wait for more!

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    Marcia B
    March 22, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Congratulations on your 10th anniversary! Thanks for sharing your wisdom via the ten lessons you acquired through these ten years! I chuckled at your updated photo of your children- my how they have grown! 🙂 Keep doing what your doing because I so enjoy reading your blog!

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      Elaine Done
      March 23, 2019 at 11:08 pm

      Happy Blogiversary! I am a newbie quilter with one finished quilt top in the books. Following blogs (and YouTube) has been so helpful, with yours being one of my favorite sites. Thank you!

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    Janel Kerr
    March 22, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    I have recently come back to sewing and I have been amazed at the calming effect that fabric and the hum of my machine have on me. After a long, stressful day, playing with color and pattern help lift that weight. Your blog has really helped me to approach my sewing in a new way. Thank you!!!

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    Linda Douglas
    March 22, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Amy, Congratulations ?! Thanks so much for your inspiration in our Quilting+Sewing! Thanks to for a Great Giveaway!

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    JW
    March 22, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    I look forward to your blog. Your posts are inspirational. Thank you

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    Julie
    March 22, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Congratulations Amy on 10 wonderful years in blogland! You are one of my daily stops as I admire your style: quilting and life. So happy I found you a few years ago. Keep up your inspiring work. You make the world a better place.

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    Barb K
    March 22, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    I really enjoyed reading the history of your blog–Congratulations and hope to read you for many more years!! Thanks also for the opportunity to win some wonderful prizes.

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    Cindy Harris
    March 22, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Wonderful words. I love your blog!!

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    Nancy
    March 22, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Oh my goodness, what a terrific post! The things you’ve learned and shared are just the things I needed to read. Congratulations on 10 fabulous years of blogging. And, just to say, I love, love, love your Lattice baby quilt. Gorgeous! Thanks for offering so many wonderful treats!

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    Charity
    March 22, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Well said! I have learned so much from the quilting community… I’m always impressed with how open and sharing folks like you are with the rest of us. We are all the better for it!

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    Donna Kay
    March 22, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Congratulations! I have so enjoyed your post over the years! Also thank you for the list of things you learned.

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    Laura Hathaway
    March 22, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Love your words of wisdom. Congrats ?? on 10 years!

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    Marti Steele Buurkarl
    March 22, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Congrats from a new reader! Love your column. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    kathy zarilla
    March 22, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Really cool post – fun to the difference 10 years can make!
    Great recommendations as well!

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    Deb Girotti
    March 22, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Sincere congratulations on your 10 years!! I’ve been following you for quilt awhile. (Ha, I meant quite awhile….but quilt definitely works too! LOL!) You have some beautiful quilts on your blog. Thanks for the chance to win prizes.

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    Amanda
    March 22, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Thank you for your encouragement for me to keep my hobby going, learning and making new quilts for others I care about. I wish you another 10 years of happiness and achievement with your hobby 😉

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    Meghan H.
    March 22, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Amy, I so enjoy reading your blog posts. I check for posts everyday, and I love your positive, creative spirit. Thank you so much for the chance to win some goodies!

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    Tracy Parrett
    March 22, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    First congratulations on 10 years! I also want to say thank you for sharing part of your life for the last 10 years. I’m still what I would consider new to quilting (less than a year) and had wanted to learn for many years but was always to overwhelmed of where to start. If it was not for you and other quilt bloggers and other quilters posting their stories and knowledge I would never have given quilting a try. And after starting to quilt I now know what I would have been missing out on. So thank you so much for passing on you knowledge to those of us who had no idea of how or even where to start. Thank you and Happy Anniversary!

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    Bunny Wilson
    March 22, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years and many thanks for all the times I’ve turned to your tutorials that have helped me along my quilting journey!

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    JoyceLM
    March 22, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Happy 10th blogiversary. I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks.

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    Madeline Becker
    March 22, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    I am a fairly recent discoverer of quilting and it is so exciting to see what you have accomplished in your 10 years of this blog. I wonder how much I will accomplish in the next decade!

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    Sue Anderson
    March 22, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Thank you for your list! I’m a beginner quilter and will remember that my quilt doesn’t have to be perfect?. I’m a bit of a perfectionist, thus your mantra will be on a sticky note on my sewing machine.

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    Frances Anderson
    March 22, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    I enjoyed reading the 10 things you learned. Congratulations on 10 years! I follow you on IG and absolutely love your quilts and fabrics!♥️

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    Judy P.
    March 22, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Thank You for your blog. I have learned many tips from it. Happy 10th. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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    Lilly
    March 22, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years!! I always enjoy your posts.

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    Sheila Fernkopf
    March 22, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years and thank you for sharing what you’ve learned. 🙂

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    Megan
    March 22, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    I just love following along with your quilts and fabrics and adventures. Thanks for sharing!

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      Rebeca Harms
      March 22, 2019 at 9:15 pm

      So glad I found your blog (and not just because of the give away)! I recently moved from Chicago to beautiful southwestern North Carolina. We love it here because we are surrounded by mountains and have a fabulous view of the mountains from our back porch. As happy as I am to be here, I miss my family, friends and my favorite quilt stores up north. I’m turning 62 this July and retirement is not far away! Looking forward to being able to spend more free time quilting! I have a life time of fabric to use! Right now I’m still painting and trying to get settled in. Housework is just not my thing especially when all that fabric keeps begging me to make something with it! Slowly finding quilt shops here, unfortunately most of them are far from me as we are out in the country. I need to follow your advise and join a guild and make new quilting friends! Thanks for the inspiration and congrats on 10 years!

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    LAURA j RIEBEN
    March 22, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Congratulations! I have enjoyed watching your journey!

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    Debra Alder
    March 22, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Thank you for your Ten very special thoughts on this crazy passion that Quilters share. I love my time spent teaching young people to quilt— so often they are joyful, creative and far from perfection!

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    Pam Landolt
    March 22, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Congratulations on your 10 year blogiversary! You have passed along so many great tips, links, and tutorials that I hope to see you continue on for many, many more years to come. I LOVE your fabrics and patterns too! Thank you for your dedication to helping others. My best to you??

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    Donna
    March 22, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Congratulations Amy! Thank you for taking the time to share, teach, and encourage ! Best wishes to you and hopefully another 10+

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    CRISTINE
    March 22, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Amy, you are an inspiration. Congratulations on you blogiversary!

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    Pam Landolt
    March 22, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    I also wanted to say that your photo documentation skills are awesome!

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      Nicole Lundgren
      March 22, 2019 at 8:50 pm

      Great posts! I love your patterns, fabrics, and ideas! Thanks for all of the inspiration!

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    Lindsay R
    March 22, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I’m curious what you use to bribe your kids now that they’re older:) .

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    Kelly D
    March 22, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I’m fairly new to following your blog and look forward to 10 more years!

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    Rachel C
    March 22, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    What in inspiring post! I have just started quilting and I love to see how it has helped you make connections with other people online and in life 🙂
    So excited for these great giveaways!

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    Susan H Caldwell
    March 22, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I enjoy reading your blog very much!

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    Paula Lair
    March 22, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Congratulations on your 10 years! I don’t think I e even been quilting for 10 years, but I’m enjoying the process. I completely understand each of your 10 points and have learned a few of them the hard way. (A finished quilt is better than the perfect quilt incomplete.)

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    Diane
    March 22, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    I love reading your blog.

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    Cherilyn
    March 22, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Congratulations! I have been following from the beginning. Your blog was one of the first Quilty blogs I found. Thank you so much for sharing so much quilty goodness over the years!

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    mary conner
    March 22, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    congratulations on 10 great years! such great advice—may i add something too?
    enjoy the journey-with emphasis on JOY. we all have challenges each and every day, but we can always choose joy to help get us through.

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    Sonia B
    March 22, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I haven’t read blogs for a long time, but I sure remember that yours wasn’t one of my staples that I very much enjoyed. Thanks for the good you share with the quilty world.

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    Bonnie Mullaney
    March 22, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years. Thank you for all your inspiration.

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    Ruth Gerkin
    March 22, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Ten years is a milestone!Congratulations! Good advice. Quilting is my therapy. Thank you for your contributions to the quilting community.

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    Beth Ann Andrews
    March 22, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Wow! Ten years – that’s pretty awesome!

    I enjoy reading your blog, and looking at your fab work. Thanks!

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    Karen Hootman
    March 22, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Congratulations on ten years!!! Thank you for sharing what you have learned. Also thanks for this wonderful giveaway.

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    Janet T
    March 22, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years!! Hope you have many more ahead of you!

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    Wendy E Arend
    March 22, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    What a great ten year post. Congrats.

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    Carol Broughton
    March 22, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Congrats on 10 years! I have always enjoyed your posts and your generous tutorials and patterns. Thank you for your tips and inspiration. I hope you’ll be blogging for many years to come.

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    Diane Woodward
    March 22, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    I call myself fortunate to have been able to work with you, but more than that, to call you my friend. Happy ten years! Success couldn’t have happened to a nicer individual.

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    Debbie Maddocks
    March 22, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Congrats! 10 years is such an accomplishment!

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    Becky Lucas
    March 22, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years!
    I too have made many friends through quilting and getting together with them is a great form of therapy!

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    Jan
    March 22, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    Enjoyed your 10 Things list, good advice. Loved seeing all your quilt pictures to – the outdoor photos look lovely!

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    Mary Bailey
    March 22, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Gingham girls was a favorite when I first saw it, made a Double Churn Dash for my mom’s neighbors who help her all the time. So pretty and cheerful!

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    Jenny Z
    March 22, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    As a new quilter struggling to get it together and understanding my self-consciousness, I really appreciated reading your thoughts. i also love your Gretel fabric line!

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    Nancy
    March 22, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Congrats on 10 years blogging and for all of your personal and professional success! I enjoy your work and writings.

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    catkiz
    March 22, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    I’ve loved your blog for years and so appreciate all the good information and tutorials – to say nothing of the great eye candy and cute fabric and patterns! Here’s to ten more years of quilty fun and friendships!

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    Nita Hulbert
    March 22, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    I can t decide if I love Gingham girls or Greta more! The colors and design are right up my alley. I’ve enjoyed your blog for almost ten years. You’re doing a great job! Congratulations on you ten year anniversary!! I can’t wait for your next collection!

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    Bonnie Maas
    March 22, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Wow! 10 years have passed in a blink! You have inspired me to get back into quilting after a six year lull! Keep on spreading the love and inspiration!

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    Melissa Sepuka
    March 22, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    Your blog is so inspirational! Happy 10 years of blogging that is quite a feat! I enjoyed your 10 tips for 10 years, great things to remember!

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    Kim Stewart
    March 22, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! Loved your 10 things you’ve learned!

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    Misty A
    March 22, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Congrats!!! I loved reading this! Quilting is amazing therapy and I think quilters are amazingly kind people. What an inspiration you are to all of us. Thank you!

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    Vicki
    March 22, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    Congrats on 10 years! I have loved your collections and following along! Love seeing you go after what you love and being successful at it!

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    Debbie Jarvis
    March 22, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    Wowza ten years, many great achievements too.

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    Rose
    March 22, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    You inspire me, Amy! Thank you for all the good things you share with your fans. Congratulations!

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    Alysha
    March 22, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Congratulations on ten years! LOVE your collection!

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    travelingro
    March 22, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    Congratulations, Amy. You are one of the first bloggers I followed and it has been an incredible journey. From ideas and techniques to great patterns and, finally, my favorite fabric lines … Hope to be following you 10 more years!!

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    Margaret Andrews
    March 22, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    I have been enjoying your blog for a while. What a cheerful site as well as lovely quilts. Nice to see how everyone has grown up in the past ten years. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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    Roseanne C. Atkinson
    March 22, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Wow!! How 10 years just fly by!! I loved reading about the 10 things you have learned in 10 years! Isn’t it amazing how fun it is to meet new friends, cut fabric up and put it back together into a wonderful and usable quilt! I follow you on IG, FB and Pinterest. But there is one I need to start and that is following your blog! I think I have been signed up for your news letters. I better go check! Haha! Congrats on pursuing your dreams!!

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    Liz Hartrich
    March 22, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Happy 10 years to you! And thank you for sharing all that you do on your blog and with this top 10 summary. It was fun to read.

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    Jan
    March 22, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Congratulations on the 10 year anniversary! What a fun idea to have the kids recreate the photo. I love the pictures of your quilts against the outdoor backgrounds too…..very well chosen.

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    Jo West
    March 23, 2019 at 12:01 am

    My how time flies when you’re quilting! Congrats!

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    andiemcbee
    March 23, 2019 at 12:04 am

    Congratulations! I love all those rainbow log cabins!

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    auntiepatch69
    March 23, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Wow! Congrats on 10 years! (Great photos, too!)

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    Sharon Aurora
    March 23, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Oh wow, what a journey! Congratulations on making it to this milestone. I have not been quilting very long but I’m sure glad that I found your blog. And thank you for this great giveaway.

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    JennyH
    March 23, 2019 at 12:13 am

    Wonderful, kind advice. Thank you! Happy Anniversary, too.

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    Debbie
    March 23, 2019 at 12:23 am

    Thank you for sharing your wisdom, and CONGRATULATIONS on your blogging decade!

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    Rachel Bott
    March 23, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Congratulations on a great blog and the 10 tips – I definitely agree that a finished quilt is better than a perfect quilt. I too had no quilting friends when I started so Thank you.

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    rae6684
    March 23, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Your advice is good for both quilting and life, thanks. Congratulations on the 10 years

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    Lisann Durm
    March 23, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Hi, Amy!

    I have followed your blog for a short time, now. The very first quilt I made from your patterns was the pixelated heart quilt. I used leftover Kaffe Fassetts 2.5-inch squares from another quilt project. It turned out great. Thank you for sharing all of your creativity for the past 10 years.

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    craftess
    March 23, 2019 at 12:44 am

    Congratulations Amy! I love your blog and have followed for many years. I always look forward to your posts. Thank you for the lovely inspiration and encouragement you share! You are Awesome! Happy Spring!!

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    Kym
    March 23, 2019 at 12:52 am

    Your blog was among the first I visited when I started my quilting adventure 7 or so years ago, and I’ve been a reader ever since! (I’ve yet to find a better tutorial for beginners!) You love what you do, and your enthusiasm for sewing and quilting is infectious. Here’s to 10 more years!

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    Veronique
    March 23, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Happy anniversary! Your blog was one of the first I started reading when I started quilting so thank you so much for the inspiration!

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    Maria
    March 23, 2019 at 1:06 am

    You must be so proud of yourself!!!. I enjoy following your blog, as you always give me amazing ideas and fun projects.

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    Hannah W
    March 23, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Wow! Congratulations on 10 years and thank you for sharing the encouraging things you’ve learned along the way. Thank you too for curating an amazing giveaway:)

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    Diane L Wiscott
    March 23, 2019 at 1:28 am

    10 yrs. Wow! Congratulations on your accomplishments, and thank you for all of your suggestions. They will be very helpful to me! I had the pleasure of meeting you at QuiltCon in Pasadena. You were so sweet and friendly!

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    wilma serrao
    March 23, 2019 at 2:11 am

    Congratulations on your 10 yrs amazing journey. You have been an incredible inspiration to so many of us. Your article celebrating 10 yrs milestone with the wisdom you imparted was very unique. once in a while its nice to be reminded to feel, touch the ground we stand on, reminded that we are only human and its ok as long as we enjoy the journey. our needle and thread has been our therapist for a while and so i have made it compulsory for me to touch base with myself everyday through needle and thread + me = HAPPY(ME TIME)
    THANK YOU AMY. Looking forward to many more yrs of blogging.

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    Carol San Diego
    March 23, 2019 at 2:12 am

    What a difference 10 years makes! Congratulations! I enjoy your blog and fabrics!

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    Joan
    March 23, 2019 at 2:17 am

    Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! It is a great achievement and a true gift to strangers you will probably never meet!

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    Julie
    March 23, 2019 at 2:27 am

    Congratulations!!!! I am so glad you started your blog because I absolutely love it !!!!

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    Mabel Goddard
    March 23, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Congratulations on 10th Anniversary!! You inspired me on the your triangle quilt. Allison’s pattern. I too copied your design of neutral colors. I was hooked! Thank you for sharing all your knowledge and friendship. I wish you all the the best and future endeavors ????

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    Lizzie
    March 23, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Congratulations on 10 years.
    You are so right about making things with your hands helping you in how you feel. I have now acquired a Singer Featherweight for our campervan so I can still ‘sew on the go’ and do not have to leave sewing as a home time activity!!!!

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    marie Beers
    March 23, 2019 at 2:49 am

    Time goes fast when having fun. Congratulations on 10 years as so many people have stopped blogging. The giveaway is awesome.

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    Sally Q Price
    March 23, 2019 at 2:56 am

    Congratulations on ten years! And thank you Amy for the give away! Your insights on life, on quilting, are always helpful to me.

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    Dortha
    March 23, 2019 at 2:57 am

    Some very good tips. Hope you have many more years doing something you love.

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    Marie Atkinson
    March 23, 2019 at 2:57 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! Your 10 things are “spot on”. I have been quilting for over 20 years and have made so many friends I wouldn’t have made without quilting. And during child rearing years it was a sanity saver. I enjoy reading your blog and wish you many more creative, friend making years!

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    Fran
    March 23, 2019 at 3:15 am

    Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! Yours was one of the first quilting blogs that got me started as a quilt maker – so a big thank you from me. And your 10 things are really great & some excellent advice.

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    Mary
    March 23, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Thank you for your ten years of posts. I know I wasn’t there at the start but I am now and really enjoy your posts. You highlighted many things we all can keep in mind with our sewing and with our lives. Quilting has enriched my life in so many ways.

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    Susan Smith
    March 23, 2019 at 3:29 am

    Wow!! 10 years sounds like a long time but it goes by so quickly! Having this record in your blog really makes you see what all can happen in that time! You’ve accomplished a lot!
    You have a great list and I love those reminders….put down your phone!, you can do it all, etc!! Each one is great. Thank you for the great list to help us keep it real!!!

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    Jaime
    March 23, 2019 at 3:32 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! 🙂

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    Karla
    March 23, 2019 at 4:00 am

    What a wonderful 10 take aways from the first 10 years. Inspiring. I smiled at the line about teens forbidding you to share the funny things they say. Mine gave me permission for awhile. Lol

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    Becky C
    March 23, 2019 at 4:02 am

    Amy
    Yep ur blog is one of the first I started reading – not ten years ago but a good while back anyway! Thanks for teaching thru this medium!

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    Sally Dube
    March 23, 2019 at 4:14 am

    I so enjoy reading your Blog – thank you!! Congrats on 10 years of giving to the World of Quilting and here’s to another 10!!

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    Alice Gibson
    March 23, 2019 at 4:21 am

    Congratulations! You are an inspiration!

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    Trish Palmer
    March 23, 2019 at 4:23 am

    Amy, congratulations on 10 years blogging. I’ve followed you for many of those years and have enjoyed your blog, fabrics and patterns. Although I’m far from your young age, I too have felt a kinship from the many bloggers, QAL and challenges I’ve enjoyed over the years. Looking forward to more posts.

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    Maureen Fry
    March 23, 2019 at 4:28 am

    I have enjoyed your blog for a couple of years now. Congratulations on your ten years! And thank you so much for the giveaways.

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    Laurel Lee's Blog
    March 23, 2019 at 4:35 am

    I have been following you for about 5 years, I think, and love your patterns and fabric. Congrats on such a great anniversary! I retired 10 years ago last February and I am also amazed at the changes in my life since then. Perfectionism has always been a bug-a-boo with my sewing since I learned to sew in my teens, and I hope to do better so I can get more quilting done. May you have at the very least, another happy 10 years!

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    Katharine Burge
    March 23, 2019 at 4:40 am

    I am so thankful you decided to continue for ten years. I look forward to your blogs each week. They are a great source of inspiration for me.

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    Kathryn M
    March 23, 2019 at 4:52 am

    Thanks for all your inspiration. Also loved your craftsy class easy to follow.

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    Cathy Lynch
    March 23, 2019 at 4:56 am

    Congratulations on 10 wonderful years! I have enjoyed reading your blog posts and your creative inspiration! Thank you for the wonderful giveaways too.

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    Sue Miller
    March 23, 2019 at 4:58 am

    I love hearing about how people get started blogging and 10 years is a good amount of time to keep going congratulations. I think we all need ways to keep going at times so this post is perfect for that. thank you

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    Susan Yancey
    March 23, 2019 at 5:02 am

    Love your bright and cherry projects and have been following for a few years now…I need to find different interesting patterns..loved your Xmas tree pattern..some day might get that one done. Always excited to see a new post! Keep up the super cute quilting..so happy to have found you.
    Susan Yancey

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    Nancy Sue
    March 23, 2019 at 5:14 am

    10 years!!!! With an 11 yr old son, I realize how fast the 10 years fly. Thank you for all your encouragement and knowledge you’ve given us over the big 10. Your blog always exudes positivity and no judgements and just plain fun. (I can tell from your picture that your kiddos have picked up on your humor!) Here is to the next 10 and then some! Congrats!

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    Barbara Matzat
    March 23, 2019 at 5:16 am

    It’s been fun to read about your ten years. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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    Stitchin at Home
    March 23, 2019 at 5:16 am

    Congrats on 10 years! Thanks for the great tips. Also for the wonderful giveaway!

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    Dorian
    March 23, 2019 at 5:16 am

    Happy 10th anniversary! I’ve enjoyed your blog for quite a few years. I like your fabrics too. Thanks for being here and sharing with us all the time. And thank you for the lovely giveaways! Have a great day.

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    Betsy Smyth
    March 23, 2019 at 5:16 am

    Congratulations on this wonderful milestone! Love reading your blog….great words of wisdom and awesome eye candy! All the best in what ahead for you.

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    Cindy Petersen
    March 23, 2019 at 5:19 am

    Congrats on 10 years and wishing you many blessings in the next 10! You are an inspiration. I truly enjoy your writing.

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    Mary Norris
    March 23, 2019 at 5:22 am

    Congratulations! Great list and wonderful giveaway. Your blog is inspiring, and I appreciate all the time and effort.

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    Sandy Trachsel
    March 23, 2019 at 5:22 am

    Amy, I have followed you for some time now, and I’ve learned so much! Congratulations! Soon I will be launching my own website and blog. Your 10 tips are very valuable to me. Sandy

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    JEAN
    March 23, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Wow! Congratulations on 10 years! Thank you for sharing your life with us! And thank you too, for an amazing giveaway!
    – Jean ❤

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    cathy k
    March 23, 2019 at 5:26 am

    I have enjoyed your blog, so keep helping me learn. I am on the same page as you on your 10 things Congratulations and thank you.

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    Sherry Frizzell
    March 23, 2019 at 5:30 am

    I’m a newbie in the quilting world and I want to thank you for sharing your knowledge of piecing and quilting. Congrats!

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    Debbie H
    March 23, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Congratulations on 10 years (and 5 months)!!! …from a quilter/mom of four also …mine are a little bit older than yours – trust me when I say, don’t blink 🙂

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    Marge Grove
    March 23, 2019 at 5:34 am

    Reading your beautifully written article this morning was truly inspirational. I am trying to get back and refresh my sewing/quilting skills as it brings so much joy into my life. I have recently discovered Podcasts, not only am I able to sew at my machine but now I can listen to related articles, meet people, and am learning to improve my sewing/quilting.

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      Amy
      March 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm

      I love Podcasts too!!

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    Delaine
    March 23, 2019 at 5:34 am

    Congratulations on your 10th anniversary! I have been reading your blog for most of that time, and I really enjoy it. I love the inspiration and eye candy that you share. Thanks!

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    Jacqueline Drotar
    March 23, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Congratulations Amy!!! You are a tremendous creative inspiration to me. I have leaned so much from your sweet blog. Thank you so much!!!

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    Paula C
    March 23, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Well said, Amy! Your post this week helps to remind us all of how to keep things in perspective and how important it is not to go overboard one way or the other. I enjoy always enjoy reading your blog. Thank you! Congratulations on 10 years!

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    Jennifer Van Cleave
    March 23, 2019 at 5:36 am

    I love your words of wisdom and agree with them 100%. When I first started quilting to get through a Dakota winter, it kept me sane as I was a new mom in a new land with very few friends and far from family. Quilting got me through some tough times. Congratulations on 10 years!

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    Susan S Olsson
    March 23, 2019 at 5:37 am

    Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary. Like you, Crazy Mom Quilts was one of the first quilting blogs (or blog, generally) that I read. I have enjoyed trying different things from your blog and was so pleased when you replied to a question I had about one of your patterns. Last year, sewing for others, really opened an internal dialog for me about how I can connect my craft/hobbies to help others – even if it’s just brightening their day. Cheers to 10 more years!

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    nicole
    March 23, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Congratulations on 10 years of doing what you love! I visit your blog often and love your Gretel fabric and your patterns. Best wishes on your continued success!

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    Christi
    March 23, 2019 at 5:42 am

    Congratulations on your 10th anniversary! I have been following you for almost that long and love reading your blog!

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    Deb FitzGerald
    March 23, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Congratulations on ten years of blogging and thank you for the joy and inspiration you have given to so many. The ten things you’ve learned are good reminders to live life well.

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    Cherri
    March 23, 2019 at 5:44 am

    Congratulations! You are inspiring sewers everyday. Thank you!

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    Carol
    March 23, 2019 at 5:45 am

    I have so enjoyed reading your posts over the last 4 years. I took up quilting 4 years ago, and people like you have inspired me to learn new things and not be afraid! Thank you for being you!

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    Martha Cook
    March 23, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Congratulations. Thank you for your words of wisdom. We can glean so much from each other thru the process of creating quilts.

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    Kim Trick
    March 23, 2019 at 5:50 am

    Thanks for your insights. Your comment “You can do anything but not everything” really spoke to me. It is going to be my mantra for awhile.

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    Kathryn Parks
    March 23, 2019 at 5:50 am

    Congratulations on your ten year blog! I’ve only recently started to follow, but I have enjoyed it so much. I love your patterns and color choices. All you do is so fresh, clean, and bright. Continued success!

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    Carol Viens
    March 23, 2019 at 5:52 am

    Congratulations! 10 Years, wow! I follow you on bloglovin’ and I enjoy your blog. It’s funny how you dont realize 10 years has gone by when you have children, but suddenly you look around you and realize time has flown by! I love your blog, and you have such bright and wonderful quilts!

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    JoanS
    March 23, 2019 at 5:55 am

    Wow! I found you when your gingham girls line came out and have had fun following you ever since! Here’s to another 10 years.

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    Liz Horgan
    March 23, 2019 at 5:55 am

    Congratulations on such a great accomplishment! And thank you for all you do for so many of us who follow you. Here’s to another 10 years!

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    Tanya Perretta
    March 23, 2019 at 5:57 am

    WOW 10 years! Congratulations. Time just flies by so quickly. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. Your blog is very uplifting. Love it!

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    Claudine Geisel
    March 23, 2019 at 5:58 am

    10 years of inspiration! Thank you so much for your blog. It has inspired me many times and so glad you will continue sharing your story.

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    Reba Williams
    March 23, 2019 at 5:59 am

    Amy, your blog is by far the best I’ve ever read. Your my go to for tutorials, patterns and how-tos. Love your personal touch and how you share your love of quilting with others!! Thank you for sharing!! Best blog ever!! Reba

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    Mary Sue Wiggins
    March 23, 2019 at 6:02 am

    Wow 10 years! You are in my top ten list of quilt/sewing blogs. I have 4 children as well, and now 9 grands, the time goes so fast – (except when there’s vomit of course, lol). I am now teaching a couple of the grands to sew, and one is begging to get on the longarm! Keep blogging!

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    Dori
    March 23, 2019 at 6:02 am

    How kind of you to sponsor this amazing give away for your anniversary! I’m a relatively new grandma and a relatively new quilter. My points aren’t always perfect but every stitch is sewn with love. Thank you for your sweet blog and for sharing your creativity. I have to add that I love the ‘then’ and ‘now’ photos of you and your kids at the top of this post (and it’s a good thing you have two daughters, lol). May you enjoy many, many more years doing what you love. Congratulations!

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    Susan L.
    March 23, 2019 at 6:03 am

    Congratulations! What an amazing journey! I just love your blog & patterns!

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    Becky
    March 23, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! I love reading your blog. We learn so much from each other. I am still trying to let go of perfection and it does gets easier as time goes on. Keep up to good work for us to see!!

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    Cynthia Reno
    March 23, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Congratulations on 10 years. Loved reading what you have learned in that time.

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    Michelle Poluikis
    March 23, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Your blog popped up in my news feed and I am truly inspired. I absolutely love your colors and patterns but it was your ten year gap pics with your children that hooked me.

    I am following your advice and putting down my phone to go sew. Time is passing way to quickly. Thank you.

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    Carolyn Loewen
    March 23, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Thank you so much for these words of wisdom. This is a post I’d like to share with my grown children! You have accomplished so much in the past 10 years. I love following your blog with all of the inspiration you have to offer.
    Congratulations on 10 years of successful blogging!

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    Jean Davis
    March 23, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Your blog was one of the first I discovered when I decided to start quilting, and it continues to inspire me with new ideas on quilting and, honestly, travel, charity, focus, and life. You’re contributions to the quilting community are pillars for me, and I’d like to thank you for everything.

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    Leslie K.
    March 23, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Congratulations, Amy! I have learned so much from you and your blog….thanks for all you do!

    I am a self-taught quilter and have learned so many tips and tricks from you. We have a lot in common (including a love of Baby Lock machines!) and I always enjoy reading your blog entries.

    I also have thoroughly enjoyed all your Utah pictures and you are a great spokesperson for Utah….all the national parks in Utah are now on our bucket list. So beautiful!

    I wish you all the best as your journey continues!

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    Diane Cunningham
    March 23, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Congratulations on 10 years. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and have learned a lot. Your pattern are all so creative . Thank you for sharing and giving us all inspiration .

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    Ann Burton
    March 23, 2019 at 6:11 am

    I’ve read your blog off and on for the past few years (life, you know, getting in the way) but just realized that your first grey quilt (low volume one) was the inspiration for my son and daughter in law’s wedding quilt. So, I’ve already won!

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    Sue
    March 23, 2019 at 6:15 am

    Thanks so much for this inspirational post. I thoroughly enjoy your posts and have found your tutorials and patterns so helpful. I’m relatively new to following quilting blogs but have found yours to be especially helpful and one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

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    lewisnancy54
    March 23, 2019 at 6:16 am

    Congratulations on your journey, you have accomplished a lot!! I love your recreation photo, so cute! Thanks for sharing your tips and having such an interesting blog.

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    Vicki in MN
    March 23, 2019 at 6:16 am

    Yes things do change a lot in 10 years! I became a grandma(twice) in that time. Congrats on all your accomplishments!

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    Lesley Gilbert
    March 23, 2019 at 6:17 am

    I wasn’t with you at the beginning but I have followed you for the past 2-3 years and always enjoyed reading your posts, especially when you write about your travels and share lots of photo’s – I love ‘seeing’ what you get up to! Well done on this 10 year journey 🙂

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      Marlene Miller
      March 23, 2019 at 6:33 am

      Thank you for 10 years of inspiration, motivation and encouragement! I really enjoy your blog of quilting adventures, charity projects and travel. Your so generous!

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    Katherine
    March 23, 2019 at 6:19 am

    Thanks for your amazing contributions to help us quilters.

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      Katherine
      March 23, 2019 at 6:25 am

      I used your lattice quilt pattern to make “I Spy” lap quilts for residents of a memory care facility. You are making a difference!

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    Gretchen Corbett
    March 23, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Congratulations on 10 years I just took your Pre-Cut Short Cuts on Bluprint and it was great!

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    Karen A
    March 23, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! You have accomplished a lot and have much to be proud of.

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    sheryl harrison
    March 23, 2019 at 6:22 am

    i love your recreation pictures! your quilt photos are beautiful!

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    Ruth M.
    March 23, 2019 at 6:23 am

    Congratulations on your 10 years! I love your blog and all of your fabric and tips. Keep on your path.

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    Teresa Black
    March 23, 2019 at 6:23 am

    I am a new quilter..I do find it relaxing !!! I really do love it,do not know why I waited so long !!!!!!

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    Laurie T
    March 23, 2019 at 6:26 am

    Congratulations! Wonderful blog!

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    Joy Adams
    March 23, 2019 at 6:26 am

    Congrats on 10 years, lots of great ideas in your list.

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    pilgrim313
    March 23, 2019 at 6:29 am

    Congratulations on your 10 years of blogging creativity! I thought the photos of your family then and now were most precious. It reminds us Mother’s how fast the time flies, but they will remember those times you spent around the table, they will become precious to them as they enter the same cycle. Keep going, your blog is great.

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    Lana Stewart
    March 23, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Congratulations on your 10 years of blogging! Thank you for all of your inspiration, encouragement, and tips that you have shared! You rock!

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    Anne Lacey
    March 23, 2019 at 6:34 am

    Congratulations! I just found your blog, I’m enjoying catching up on many of your older posts.

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    Amy Adams
    March 23, 2019 at 6:35 am

    How exciting!! ? You are the first person that I starting “following” 6 years ago when I was introduced to the world of quilting. ? I have always enjoyed your honest and REAL approach, and I absolutely love your designs! Here’s to another 10 years!! ??
    ?,
    Amy

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    Monique
    March 23, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Congratulations on your 10 year blogiversary! I don’t know when I found your blog but am so glad I did! I love your 10 lessons and number 9 is definitely one I need to remember ?. Here’s to the next 10 years!
    Monique

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    Shawneen
    March 23, 2019 at 6:37 am

    Thank you so much for sharing the 10 years of inspiration. I have enjoyed new ideas and setting new goals because of your efforts. Keep up the wonderful work.

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    Lorraine Barnett
    March 23, 2019 at 6:38 am

    I love this post!!! Thank you so much! You inspire me and challenge me and just make me feel like I have a friend in you. I could “chat” for hours…. Love the pic of the kids and the recreation! Congratulations on all your accomplishments, most especially a happy thriving family! Happy 10th Anniversary!

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    Little Quiltsong
    March 23, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Congratulations on 10 years, Amy! I still remember your encouragement with my first few quilts, while following one of your sew alongs. I didn’t know the first thing on how to share my picture of them on your blog – you didn’t know me at all – yet you quickly stepped in to lend a helping hand – and one of my quilts won a prize. That is when I felt ‘included’ into this new world of quilting friends. This feeling of belonging was just so wonderful to someone who always felt “Jack of all trades, Master at none” – all of a sudden it was OK to just be who I was. Thank you so very much!! Wishing you all the best and continued success with your fabric and pattern designing. Loved reading your 10 ‘things’ – great post – and so enjoyed all the pictures – a family affair :)!

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    Deb S
    March 23, 2019 at 6:39 am

    Congratulations on 10 years of glorious blogging and wishing you many more! Love your list of tips posted today – having recently retired it checked so many boxes. Sewing is the answer for me. Thank you again.

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    MARY
    March 23, 2019 at 6:42 am

    Thank you for sharing the ten things you have learned. I needed to hear about not stressing over seams that don’t quite match and spending too much time on my computer. I must stop comparing my quilts to the ones I see that others make and just enjoy my quilting journey.

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    karenva
    March 23, 2019 at 6:42 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! That is an amazing accomplishment. I completely agree that perfection is overrated.

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    Ann R
    March 23, 2019 at 6:42 am

    Amy,
    As a newer quilter, I want to say thanks for sharing your talents and teaching through your blog. I continue to learn so much- so thank you and congratulations on this 10 year anniversary!

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    Laura
    March 23, 2019 at 6:42 am

    As I read your post I kept thinking, it hasn’t been ten years, has it? I started quilting when we were waiting on a kidney transplant for my husband. It kept me close to the phone. I am self taught and followed you from the start. Congratulations on this milestone!

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    ladybugred01
    March 23, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Congratulations on the 10 years of your quilt blog! After sewing for more than 50 years, I am still am encouraged by your blog in my quilting and learn new tips from you on how to improve. I agree that giving up on perfectionism makes sewing so much more fun.

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    Teri
    March 23, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Congratulations on 10 incredible years! I think your blog was one of the first I discovered and I have found lots of great advice and quily things. Thank you for being here and all your sharing.

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    Denise Shaffer
    March 23, 2019 at 6:44 am

    I temporarily left quilting about 15 years ago. Now that my youngest is inschool, I have rediscovered it. In doing so I found your blog a few moths ago. Congrats on the anniversary! Here’s to many more years sharing your craft.

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    carmensrowe2hoe
    March 23, 2019 at 6:45 am

    I appreciate your blog post today, as my first quilt class instructor was a perfectionist, and critiqued the class as one. I was so intimidated that I was sure I would continue my quilt making quest. When I learned the instructor was going to do another class, I thought I might give it another go…..she said she didn’t think I was experienced enough for the class. I went home defeated. However, I finally decided to give it a go on my own. I’ve completed about 40 plus quilts now and I do a fine job of it. My quilter loves me bringing my tops to her, she says my quilts are some of the best that come into her shop. So, I learned that perfection or experience comes with doing a few quilts and a love of working with fabric. I love what I do, and so blessed that I didn’t cave to rejection.

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      Amy
      March 23, 2019 at 12:56 pm

      Good for you!!! I love that you just kept going! Because I totally agree- the more you do it the more confident you become. This is awesome.

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    Pat
    March 23, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Wise words…I look forward to many more from you…I’m sharing this one with a friend! Congrats on 10 years.

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    Pam Dempsey
    March 23, 2019 at 6:49 am

    WOW – congrats on your 10 years! 🙂

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    Kathy H
    March 23, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! I have been quilting for 5 years and find it relaxing. I love reading your blog for tips and ideas. Keep up the great work!

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    Cecilia Young
    March 23, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! I love the pictures! I enjoyed reading your post and I can definitely relate to your journey. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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    Cathy B.
    March 23, 2019 at 6:51 am

    Many, many congrats on 10 years! Yours was one of the first blogs I found – so inspiring. I know so many are going with the quick-hit Instagram option these days, but I truly appreciate the blogs with in-depth thoughtful content. Please keep it up!

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    Lu
    March 23, 2019 at 6:52 am

    Congratulations Amy. I love your fabric lines and patterns. Your tutorials that you share are so generous and very helpful and thank you for all your creativity. Best wishes in the coming ten years of creativity. I for one will be looking forward to it.

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    Melissa
    March 23, 2019 at 6:54 am

    I’ve just started quilting and am very inspired by your blog and your work. It is all so beautiful! Congrats on 10 years!

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    Linda
    March 23, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Congratulations on your 10 years. Your posts are always so interesting and inspiring to me. Thank you for sharing!

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    Rachel Heller
    March 23, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Congrats on hitting the 10 year milestone. Your blog is one of the first I discovered and still my favorite. Love the re-created photo of your kids!

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    Deborrah Allen
    March 23, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Congratulations on 10 1/2 years! I enjoy reading your blog and your 10 1/2 years of good advice and honesty. Here’s to another 10 years of beautiful quilts and inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

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    Melissa Park
    March 23, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Congratulations! Your blog always inspires and entertains me. Thank you for working so hard and keep going, please.

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    Gloria Norris
    March 23, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Words of Wisdom. Things to think on todos week. Your quilts and photos are amazing.

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    Kathy R.
    March 23, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Happy 10 years and many more! Thank you for you words of wisdom. I can connect with so many of them, I’m learning the one “you can’t do it all” when applied to sewing for yourself and sewing for others. Sewing quilts was feeling like a chore, so I cut back and am doing the ones that will make me smile as they are put together.

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    Paula Seagraves
    March 23, 2019 at 7:01 am

    You are a wise woman. I’m only beginning my quilting voyage and wish I had started much earlier. But sailing on, I am! Thank you for sharing those wonderful thoughts.

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    Mary Ellen Perry
    March 23, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Your blog article is spot on! I could so relate to all you shared. Quilting has been my mental health saver more than once. Happy Tenth Anniversary!!! (and may you have many more). Whatever you want to send if you choose me is fine, love it all (except, I’m a 3x lady and those t-shirts look small LOL).

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    Ann R
    March 23, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Amy,
    As a newer quilter, I have learned so much from following your blog! Thank you for sharing your time and talents with all of us!

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    Diane K
    March 23, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Thank you for 10 years of inspiration!

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    Rose Boyd
    March 23, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Well done! Beautiful fabric lines. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Dana
    March 23, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Congratulations! I have made some of your patterns and love your fabrics! I wonder what the next 10 will hold!

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    debbierhodes
    March 23, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Congrats on the 10 year mark I imagine I have read the blog a good portion if not all. You have such a great attitude it’s not hard to think of you as a online friend

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    JoAnnn Szark
    March 23, 2019 at 7:15 am

    Congratulations on 10 years and many more. Enjoy your blogs and have learned a lot

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    boilermom27
    March 23, 2019 at 7:15 am

    congratulations on 10 years, love your blog!

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    Connie Kresin Campbell
    March 23, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Wonderful post and congratulations on your quilting journey!

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    Patricia Hanna
    March 23, 2019 at 7:17 am

    Congratulations on the 10th anniversary of your blog! I always enjoy looking at your posts.

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    Vicki H
    March 23, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Congrats!! I have been following for many years, the time really flies. Wonderful post today. Thanks for all the inspiration along the way.

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      Beth S.
      March 23, 2019 at 1:05 pm

      Congratulations on achieving 10 years. I look forward to the next 10.

      You have inspired me on my quilt journey. I’ve learned that by breaking down the sewing into blocks of 30 minutes I can accomplish alot more than if I wait until I have a larger block free time.

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    chris martone
    March 23, 2019 at 7:21 am

    After reading this email, I have bookmarked and read thru so many tutorials. Wonderful information that I will be using for years to come!

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    happyquiltingmelissa
    March 23, 2019 at 7:21 am

    I treasure our friendship!!! Thank you for your example, inspiration, encouragement, and kindness!!! I can’t wait to see what the next 10 years bring 🙂

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    Rosemaryflower
    March 23, 2019 at 7:21 am

    CONGRATULATIONS AMY
    Your blog was one of the very first I found back in…… 2010 when I decided to say goodbye to figure skating and get back to sewing. I love your great advice, It is good on so many levels in life.
    I have learned to never slave away on something you start and do not love. Fold it up and bring it to the nearest sewing school (mine is Sew Magarbo in Sterling Virginia) and let those learners have at it. Someone might find the spark I did not see, and I love sharing with my sewing teacher friend.
    I am never on instagram (razzleberryrose) and rarely on FB. I just read blogs when I can.
    Best wishes to your older daughter, your kids are lovely and you are too!!

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    Sue Payne
    March 23, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Congratulations on 10 years of blogging. And thank you for doing it. I enjoy your posts.

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    Dana Casebeer
    March 23, 2019 at 7:22 am

    Congratulations on your anniversary and thank you for the fun advice

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    Robin W
    March 23, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Thank you for sharing your 10 reminders, especially to “do good”. I’ve been a follower since I found you on modabakeshop. My Saturday mornings are always spent checking out your blog posts for the week.

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    Nikki DeRamus Moshier
    March 23, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Congratulations on 10 years. That is a great achievement! I enjoyed your words of wisdom!

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    Calli Moore
    March 23, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Yay! Happy 10th year of blogging! I especially loved your tip #5- get off your phone! I recently read The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams and have been trying to get more outside time. It really helps me, too! It’s a great read and I think you’d enjoy it 🙂

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      Amy
      March 23, 2019 at 12:52 pm

      That does sound like a great read! Thanks for the recommendation!

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    sewlightly
    March 23, 2019 at 7:27 am

    I have been quilting for about 10 years and discovered your blog early on. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas and sharing of lovely quilting ideas!

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    Janice
    March 23, 2019 at 7:28 am

    Happy 10th Anniversary! Wishing you happiness and success in the next 10 years.

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    Adele Forsberg
    March 23, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Wow that was a ton of comments to scroll thru! You are valued:) congratulations on 10 years of helping us all sew!

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    Kathleen McCormick
    March 23, 2019 at 7:30 am

    What a great thing to celebrate-ten wonderful years. Congratulations and looking forward to the next ten

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    Gail
    March 23, 2019 at 7:31 am

    I find your creative ideas encouraging. Thank you for sharing.

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    Kathy Waldrep
    March 23, 2019 at 7:31 am

    I’m a fairly new quilter and so glad to have found your blogs, which have been helpful and encouraging. Happy 10 years and may the Lord allow many more!

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    Sandy K
    March 23, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Congrats! You have accomplished so much greatness.

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    Lois
    March 23, 2019 at 7:35 am

    Congratulations!!! What an accomplishment not just for you, but for all your followers. Sadly, I haven’t been with you very long, but so glad I was finally able to join your talented bandwagon!
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading about these past 10 years and rather new at quilting so taking your tips to heart. Sewingly yours…

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    Chris Finnegan
    March 23, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Lovely post, and anniversary!

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      Paula Belfield
      August 2, 2019 at 2:36 pm

      Love your site and wanted to cheer outloud at the comment regarding putti g down the phone. But couldnt causse Im at the dentist and they already think Im crazy ! lol

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    Cheri Barker
    March 23, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Congratulations on 10 years. You’ve been an inspiration in my life for many years. Such lovely quilts, and amazing backdrops. I love your neck of the woods. May you have many more years on this journey.

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    dfrantz1953
    March 23, 2019 at 7:37 am

    Congratulations and thanks so much Amy! You were the first quilt blog I subscribed to. I started blogging … mostly about quilting … about 6 years ago. You have given your readers so much inspiration and encouragement over the years. It is your nature. It has been a rough year for our family. My severely handicapped 34 year old daughter died 5 months ago and I still cry a little every day. Then last month my husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Can life get any more challenging? While I wait for the “joy” to return … I quilt … and it helps.

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      Amy
      March 23, 2019 at 12:51 pm

      Oh my goodness. What a difficult load for you right now. I’m so sorry about your daughter – I know only a little bit about the load of caring for a special needs child from watching my grandmother and mother-in-law and the complexities of emotions that brings. I’m so glad that quilting helps some. Sending so much love and support your way. xo

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    Sue Holman
    March 23, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Thank you, Amy, for 10 years of interesting and inspiring posts and great giveaways.
    I enjoy every one of your posts!

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    Kim
    March 23, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Thank you!. In my beginning quilting days your blog was one of my quilting bibles. I especially love your gift for quilters lists and tutorials.

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    Denise Powell
    March 23, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Thank you for starting your blog 10 years ago! I made your quilt with the sawtooth star and it helped my confidence in quilting! Thank you for your comment about perfection. I needed to hear that.

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    Janet Taber
    March 23, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Amy, I have to comment on your post, prize possibilities or not. I just love your ten things learned! You’ve become my favorite quilt blogger (and I read a bunch of them, when I have time!) because of your common sense-based, grounded-in-faith, charmingly-presented and doable quilting advice. And once when I emailed you, you answered. That was memorable and special to me. You are a REAL PERSON, and the rest of us real people need to see that . Thank you for sharing your lovely talents with us and for inspiring us to just try. I love your fabric lines, and I love your patterns and lessons, but mostly I love your honesty and commitment to what you believe. Bless you as you continue to be a sweet and sincere guiding light. Looking forward to the next decade of your Diary. 🙂

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    Nancy Centrella
    March 23, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Hi AMY!
    Congratulations on 10 years of inspiring quilters everyday!
    May you celebrate many more 10 year anniversaries!

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    Jean Bell
    March 23, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Fabulous giveaway. I am very new to quilting and you are an inspiration. I especially like your comment about not expecting perfection. I can certain relate to that! Thanks for a your tips.

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    Becki
    March 23, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Congratulations on your 10 yr anniversary! Here’s to 10 more!

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    Jennifer
    March 23, 2019 at 7:51 am

    What a wonderful post! It is a great reminder of what really matters. And congratulations for 10 years!

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    Ann Zeman
    March 23, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Always good to get a reminder about focusing on the fun and letting go of perfection! Thanks.

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    Sharon Bollenbach
    March 23, 2019 at 8:04 am

    I have been reading your blog for years! It is one of the first quilting blogs I found, and definitely one of my favorites! Since then I’ve moved to Utah and have seen you out and about a couple of times, but never close enough to say hi. ? Congratulations on ten years! Keep up the good work!

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    Vicki
    March 23, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary! I enjoy your blog each morning….. a great way to start the day.

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    Mary Mandernach
    March 23, 2019 at 8:08 am

    A great 10 years

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    MaryJeanne Bruce
    March 23, 2019 at 8:08 am

    These are words to live by. Thank you for keeping me focused on the fun. Love your blog

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    Jan Parker
    March 23, 2019 at 8:10 am

    I have enjoyed your blog for several years now. When I see that I have an email from you, I always brighten up and click! You always have some new information that I can absorb and I really like that you share other people’s links so that we can learn from other quilters also. This is very important. We need this network of people to expand our talents and interests. So thanx again for this blog!

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    Tammi Hild
    March 23, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Thank you for the list of 10 things you have learned. I keep telling myself not to stop when I get frustrated about wonky points and seams that don’t quite match. Your blog has been a real encouragement and source of inspiration since I first began quilting more seriously when I recently retired from teaching. Your down to earth writing and bright fabrics, patterns and final products make me smile. Thanks.

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    Jodie
    March 23, 2019 at 8:14 am

    congrats on 10 years Amy! I love your blog and look forward to reading it every week. I can’t wait to see what you have coming in the future.

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    Melissa Reynolds
    March 23, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Congratulations on your quilting/blogging anniversary! I’ve come to appreciate the “sisterhood” I’ve found in quilting blogs with like-minded folks so much since I retired. I miss my coworkers and my best friend and quilting buddy so much! The inspiration and fun I find in reading the blogs is so special! Good luck and best wishes for the next 10 years!!

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    Melissa Murray
    March 23, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Thank you for 10 years of inspiration! I have enjoyed your blog since I first started quilting. ❤️

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    Kathleen Morse
    March 23, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Amy, Congratulations on 10 years! Your have been doing only what I can dream about. I have started my longarm quilt studio this year but I still work full time as an informatics nurse at a local hospital and that takes so much of my time and energy. I have just over 4 years to retire and than I can concentrate on quilting more and I just can’t wait. You give me hope that it can be done. I love all your quilts and fabrics. Love the brightness of it all. Keep up the great work! Thanks from Upstate NY!

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    Virginia Marien
    March 23, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Thank you so much for all your inspiration. I’ve been following your blog for a few years and really enjoy it. I could not agree more that quilting is therepy, it’s gotten me through my husbands stroke and suffering for 7 years.

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    Mary Baro
    March 23, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Many, many thanks for your inspiring words and helpfulness. Thanks to your blog my family has a blossoming tradition – each new baby is welcomed with a personalized Lattice baby quilt. We can’t wait to see the babies and their quilts through the years, hopefully in a photo together!

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      Amy
      March 23, 2019 at 12:41 pm

      That is the greatest!!

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    JoEllyn West
    March 23, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Thank you for sharing your love of quilting with us. I am only 9 years new into this and it has become a passion. I have always loved fabric and I am like a little child going into a candy store when I go to quilt and fabric shops,
    and get very excited with all of the stimulation of color and smell, etc. Don’t think I’m alone here! Congratulations on your ten years of blogging!

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    Robin
    March 23, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Many congratulations to you, Amy! Your success has been well deserved. Your blog was one of the first I found when I began my quilting journey. You continue to inspire me to be a better quilter and a better person. Thank you for your authenticity, sound advice, and positive attitude.

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    j99tax
    March 23, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Thank you for your inspiration all this time. I’ve only just started to follow your blog but really enjoy it.

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    Linda Thorne
    March 23, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Congrats and I agree, perfectionism is overrated.

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    Sherri Brown
    March 23, 2019 at 8:26 am

    I love this post! Many of the things you wrote about I’ve also had to learn(still working on letting go of perfectionism). Thank you Amy!

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    Amy Carmona
    March 23, 2019 at 8:28 am

    I don’t remember how I found your blog, but EVERY time I see an email from Diary of a Quilter, I stop whatever I’m doing to read your posts. I’ve found great ideas, great advice, and inspiration as well. Also discovered great online shops to go for great fabrics to go with those tutorials!

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    Marie Jenkins
    March 23, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Thank you for the happy thoughts! Your picture reminded me of my quilting start, 25 years ago and my kids were 3 and 5!!
    Now they have families of their own and everyone has quilts!!!!

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    Regina Ball
    March 23, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Wow ten years congratulations I am new to quilting and have just discovered your blog I’ve got a lot to catch up on and would love a chance to win thanks

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    Beverly Douglas
    March 23, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Congratulations on your 10 years!! I love your blog and learn a lot. I keep reminding myself about the perfection thing, it’s hard to let go of that.

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    Lisa Miller
    March 23, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Thank you so much for this post, especially the abandon perfection part. So much wisdom. Also, thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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    Janette Steinheimer
    March 23, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Happy 10th anniversary! I enjoyed your blog and have signed up to get more. I was inspired to get out of my comfort zone and try something new with my sewing! Thank you again!

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    Tara A
    March 23, 2019 at 8:36 am

    These are some great tips! Thank you!

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    Mary Freeman
    March 23, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Congrats on 10 years. It takes a lot to keep up a blog! for so long Loved your 10 tips- the first being one of my favorite. People can get so stuck on perfection that they never finish anything. The joy of a finished quilt is amazing! And giving it to someone is even more special. You have a beautiful family!

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    Mary Cardon
    March 23, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Amy, congrats on 10 years of doing something you love!? Unlike you I started quilting later in life, but also love it. I have yet to find quilting friends to go on retreat with but maybe one day when I retire. Thank you for all the great prizes. Here’s to 10 more years!

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    KathyRe
    March 23, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Wow – ten years of blogging. I have trouble sticking to anything for10 days! Congratulations!

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    Arita
    March 23, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Congratulations on 10 years and all your success.

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    Carolyn
    March 23, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Congratulations on your ten year milestone. Your blog is one of my favorites – I wish I had discovered quilt blogs before I retired and at the start of my quilting journey as they would have saved me a lot of bloopers!

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    Margie
    March 23, 2019 at 8:40 am

    I loved what you posted about finding friends through blogging. I am a SAH Mom with 4 small kids, and feel isolated, with few friends that live close, and none that sew. I can really relate! I am brand new to the blogging world, and am enjoying it. Thanks for your posts!

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    ANN D
    March 23, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Congratulations on 10 years in the blogosphere. A big accomplishment. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and I love your fabric and quilt designs.

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    Sally
    March 23, 2019 at 8:42 am

    You were one of my very first teachers having learned it all on the internet. You are still tops on my list!

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    Lynda
    March 23, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Thanks for sharing your quilting talent and knowledge for the last 10 years! I’ve learned a lot from you.

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    Lori Hamby
    March 23, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Hi Amy, I love your blog! It’s always fun to read your posts and learn from you. Thank you for providing so many tutorials and free patterns. They have really helped me in my quilting journey. Here’s to another 10 years (at least!). Best wishes always!

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    Edna
    March 23, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Amy< It is so thoughtful of you to share your experiences of 10 years. Your comments are all very worthwhile. We are only human and humans are not perfect and it would be sad if we thought so. Being YOU is so important. How you manage all you do with 4 growing kids is amazing! Keep Quilting and Carry on!

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    Jo Ann Ford
    March 23, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Wonderful blog and thank you for your give aways!

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    angela
    March 23, 2019 at 8:46 am

    It’s great to see your children then and now!

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    Mary Rogers
    March 23, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Congratulations for your 10 year anniversary. I love your clean designs and fresh , springlike colors in your quilts. Lovely family photos and memories. Wishing you another successful 10 years and more.

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    Julie
    March 23, 2019 at 8:49 am

    I love reading your blog and seeing your new creations. Congrats on 10 years!

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    nicholsas
    March 23, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Congratulations Amy, you are an inspiration to all of us who need a little nudge to try something new!!!

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    jan bohn
    March 23, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Congratulations on a decade of fun! As a fairly new quilter, you and Bloglovin’ have given me lots of inspiration and encouragement. Thanks! Looking forward to another decade!!!

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    izateacher
    March 23, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Amy, I love your thoughts on abundance and not pursing total perfection. Congrats on 10 years!

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    Pat Gottshalk
    March 23, 2019 at 8:55 am

    What a treat! I am a long time quilter, pre- rotary cutter but newish to the blog world. Film in the Fridge and Diary of a Quilter were the first I read. Thank-you for sharing your creativity and insights.

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    Kay Bowen
    March 23, 2019 at 8:57 am

    I continue to learn from your blog…thanks for all the hard work and time you put in to provide this for us! Look forward to many years following you.

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    Lisa
    March 23, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Congratulations on your 10 years! This blog helped me to learn to quilt, and I am having so much fun continuing to learn and teaching my children, too. Thanks so much for all you share!

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    elin pittman
    March 23, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Your kids may have aged but not you! 🙂 Working on the Pixelated Heart right now for my cousin. She was recently diagnosised with cancer. 🙁

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    Debbie B
    March 23, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Congrats on 10 years of sharing your love of quilting. I always enjoy your blog and your use of fun bright colors. It’s a happy place to be. Thank you for all your hard work and creativity!

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    Camille Fleischli
    March 23, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Congratulations on 10 years!!! I love your blog, your patterns and your tutorials. I always know where to go for help or inspirations. Wishing you many more years of success!

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    Fiona A
    March 23, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Congratulations on 10 years of sharing your quilts and encouragement to other quilters. I appreciate the glimpses in to real life that are part of your quilty story. Your colour choices are always uplifting.

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    Amy Bastian
    March 23, 2019 at 9:11 am

    What a fun way to look over the last decade. I’m so grateful for the quilting world as well! The opportunity to be creative is such a blessing.

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    Jeanne McArdle
    March 23, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Congrats on your journey of quilting, 10 years of sharing and caring. Thank you for your blog and upbeat personality that you show me that I can quilt too. Love always

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    Teresa@aureaskitchen
    March 23, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Congrats on your 10th anniversary! And much more!

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    Cindy Stock
    March 23, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Thank you for your words of inspiration and for sharing your love of quilting!

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    Cindy M
    March 23, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Congratulations! Your words (and quilts!) are truly an inspiration to me:) Years back my Son and I began the “quilting journey” together, making Snuggle mats to donate to local shelters and rescues. He passed away shortly after we began but I have finally been able to continue in his honor/memory, my way of keeping his legacy alive. Your “life lessons” truly do ring true for me in so many ways. Life is short, filled with both ups and downs, it can be kind as well as harsh. Find what you love, what gives you peace of mind and heart and hold tight to the blessings that come your way:)

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    thread50
    March 23, 2019 at 9:20 am

    Wow. 10 years!! How time flies when we look back upon the accomplishments but seems so long when we are in the midst of it. Thank you for your post today, all of your suggestions are very helpful and put things in perspective. Also thanks for all of the giveaways and your years of work and posts to help all of us.

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    Sandi
    March 23, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary!! I love your blog and I love the 2 pictures you showed of your kids. Really cute. Hugs,

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    Katie Sprugel
    March 23, 2019 at 9:27 am

    What a wonderful reflection on the last 10 years! Thank you for all the lovely blog posts- I’ve learned a lot from you.

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    Donna W
    March 23, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Congrats! I always look forward to reading your blog. Love your quilts, your ideas and your inspiration.

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    quiltyjanetJanet Aspinall
    March 23, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Love this post!❤️ Happy 10th!?

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    Natasha
    March 23, 2019 at 9:32 am

    How awesome is that?! Congratulations! I love reading about your quilting journey. Thanks for sharing it with us. Happy sewing!

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    Pamela Schoenbachler
    March 23, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Hi Amy, Thank you so much for your encouragement with your list of 10 things you have learned in 10 years. Love the pictures, your shag carpet has been replaced with wood floors and a bigger sewing table. Enjoy your blog so much! Pam

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    Kris
    March 23, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Love your blog! And like you where I live there aren’t many quilters without these blogs I would probably not be quilting. It is so fun to share with people. I realize that is my second favorite thing next to actual quilting! Congrats on your 10 years!

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    Deb M
    March 23, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Your list of what you’ve learned in 10 years is spot on. Thanks for sharing.

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    Connie German
    March 23, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Your blog is inspiring and motivating. Thank you

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    Colleen
    March 23, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Thank you Amy for making quilting real & doable. You are an inspiration!

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    June
    March 23, 2019 at 9:40 am

    I probably found your blog through “Crazy Mama Quilts” several years ago and it quickly went to my favorites list. I always look forward to your new posts. So congratulations on 10 wonderful years. I am looking forward to my soon retirement so I can practice some of the things I have learned following your, and other talented quilters, blogs. Thank you Amy.

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    Lisa Luse
    March 23, 2019 at 9:41 am

    To move forward you have to look back. It’s inspiring to see how far you have come and to think about how far I have come in the same time period. Love your patterns and your fabric!

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    Kelly Pauling
    March 23, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary! As a recovering perfectionist I appreciate your reminders to let go and the easy precut patterns that gave me practice early on. Thanks for passing along your love of quilting.

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    Maxine Reisenleiter
    March 23, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Congratulations on this milestone. I hope we’ll be hearing from you for another ten years. Thanks to you and your generous sponsors for the giveaways.

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    Debbie
    March 23, 2019 at 9:44 am

    I stumbled on your site this past year and have picked up some good tips, so thank you! I love your #1 comment Perfection is Overrated as I am a beginner quilter so perfection is not in my vocabulary right now! I am only doing small table top pieces and there are always some mistakes but usually I am the only one who sees them 🙂 Congratulations on 10 years and keep up with the ideas, patterns and tips!

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    Bettina Kesteloot
    March 23, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity, and congratulation on over ten years of doing something that you love. I’m still working on the learning to say no part, even after all of these years.

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    Doreen Bulleman
    March 23, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Congratulations! I’ve been reading your blog for several years now and always enjoy it along with your quilts and ideas.
    Thanks.

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    Cheryl Wickline
    March 23, 2019 at 9:46 am

    I really enjoyed this blog and the 10-year picture. Your blog has always been my ‘go to’ blog for ideas and inspiration. You are so right – nothing is as rewarding as sewing something and giving it to someone as a gift. Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary.

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    Sarah
    March 23, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Congratulations! You have come so far! I’ve been a reader for quite some time and I always enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for the inspiration – I look forward to the next ten years!

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    Jacqueline P
    March 23, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Ten years flew by so quickly! I love your work. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us.

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    Erin
    March 23, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Your blog has been motivational (to just go make something) and inspirational, thank you for stepping out into the internet. I look forward to many more years of reading this blog!

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    Nancy
    March 23, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Congratulations on your 10th anniversary. Love the befor and after picture.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Helen Hayes
    March 23, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I love your pattern designs and your encouragement to be creative! Your blog is one of my favorites. Thanks for all you do.

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    Linda Radecki
    March 23, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Thank you for sharing your blog. I’ve enjoyed your quilts and ideas for years. I hope we can celebrate 20 years next time.

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    Jean Ross
    March 23, 2019 at 10:00 am

    What a great read this morning! Your children are adorable to recreate the photo, bribes or not! Good luck in the next ten years and keep on making those gorgeous patterns and fabric!

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    Shari P Kersey
    March 23, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Congrats on 10 years! I enjoyed reading your 10 things you’ve learned. So true!

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    umterp76
    March 23, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Love all of your quilts and your fabric lines. Isn’t is amazing/scary how fast 10 years can go by? Keep up the great designing and quilting, Amy!!

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    Jill Miskin
    March 23, 2019 at 10:04 am

    I love this list Amy! What a journey you’ve had this past ten years!

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    ML
    March 23, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Thank you for sharing your journey with us and I look forward to the next 10 years!

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    Peggy Johnson
    March 23, 2019 at 10:07 am

    I loved the 10 things you have learned in 10 years, they hit the spot for me, too. I’m going to share this with my quilting friend. She hasn’t been quilting as long as me BUT puts so much pressure on herself and then gives up….Thank you again for the advice…..

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    Christina MacLaren
    March 23, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Congrats on 10 years of blogging! I spent several years maintaining a paper crafting blog, and I know how much work it can be. Your tips are so appreciated too, as I’ve had much less time for quilting recently and have to remind myself that I can’t do it all, and I should never compare my journey to someone else’s. Thank you for all the inspiration you provide here!

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      Adrienne Amdahl
      March 23, 2019 at 5:26 pm

      Congratulations on your 10 years of sharing, inspiring and teaching. And thank you to all your partners sponsoring your give away!

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    Dianne Bishop
    March 23, 2019 at 10:08 am

    You have inspired many in the last 10 years. The sky’s the limit for the next 10. I like how you said (in my words) to enjoy other people’s path even if it not yours. I can identify with this as my interests have changed recently and what I enjoyed before has been replaced by new adventures in quilting.

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    Sally
    March 23, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Wonderful to have found you! Enjoy the journey going forward.

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    Tammy
    March 23, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Congratulations on your Blogaversary! I just realized that I found your blog not long after you started blogging. I love to see what you’re working on.

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    D'Aun King
    March 23, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Congrats on 10 yrs! You have been such an inspiration to me, as I am a newbie to quilting. Your lattice quilt was one of my first quilts (I just finished it) Thank you for all your wisdom that you share with us all! Looking forward to another 10 years!

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    Jenny
    March 23, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Congrats on 10 years! I love following your blog, and look how your kids have grown! It always makes me nostalgic to look back at old pictures like that. :). Thanks for the giveaway, and congrats on your successful blog!

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    Kimberly Davis
    March 23, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Congratulations on 10 years. Loved your reminders: get outside and the value of working with one’s hands.

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    Christine Williamson
    March 23, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Hi, thanks so much for sharing your story and reminding us all how much can happen in 10 years. I’ve been quilting for many years, but still feel as though I’m just getting started! I’d be thrilled to win any of these beautiful prizes, but I’m just happy to be here anyway. 🙂

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    Isabella
    March 23, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Happy anniversary!!! Its so nice to follow you, I love your spirit.

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    Camille Jauregui
    March 23, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Congratulations on 10 years! It is amazing where life can take us when we are open to the possibilities! Thank you for all the quilty goodness and inspiration!

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    Lynette Gross
    March 23, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Wow 10 blogging years!! Congratulations!! I’ve been a fan/follower for many years now and have enjoyed watching your quilting career grow! I’ve learned so many skills from you, even though I have been quilting much longer than you. (I hate to admit that as, I have the UFO’s to prove it!) I’ve always enjoyed too the sharing of your children’s antics, as I am a mother of grown children and now grandchildren! Thanks too for the giveaway!

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    Mary B
    March 23, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Thank you for sharing your story! You wrote it & I read it at just the right time in my life. I’ll be re-reading this several times. Thanks again!!

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    Loretta OBrien
    March 23, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Congratulations on 10 years of blogging and quilting. Thank you for staying with it so that late-bloomers to the blog world can enjoy your work and wisdom.

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    Cheri
    March 23, 2019 at 10:41 am

    I have been following you via email for probably at least 5 of those years! You have been such an inspiration to me and kept my going many times i got “bored” or at a loss as to what to do next. I value your expertise and your beautiful quilts you display and talk about…it inspires me so many times to keep going! And.. I fully agree with your 10 Things learned.. I have learned many of them also and they have helped me so many times. Thank you so much for your blog and your inspiration! Happy Aniversary too! I look forward to another 10 years with you!

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    Linda Williamson
    March 23, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Thanks for sharing the last 10 years with us. I’ve been following along and have learned so much. Congrats on all your wonderful achievements and many more.

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    Rose Gindl
    March 23, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Congratulations on 10 years. I love your blog, your patterns and especially your new fabric “Gretl” which I still haven’t found yet in Canada. You are very creative and I completely agree wth you that it is relaxing and important, to make things with your own hands. It feeds the soul!!

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    Renae Walters
    March 23, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Thanks for your words of wisdom! I can’t believe how fast time flies. One day the kids are all home and I blinked they are all married and the house if quiet (over rated). hahaha

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    Marie Eddins
    March 23, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Wow, 10 years of great quilt making and sharing of tips and ideas. Yes, I made 2 bedside table runners for my son’s 10th wedding anniversary once adapting your diagonal squares baby quilt (to compliment the king quilt I’d made them!). Thanks for your great little shortcuts and musings. Conratulations!

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    Tracy
    March 23, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Wow, congrats on 10 years… just look all the people you have reached out to and helped them grow and learn and create. You are my go to for my daily blogs and I have learned so much from you. Love the Practical 10 things you learned. That helps me centre myself so that I can say – it’s okay doing what you are doing… just keep doing it because it is not hurting anyone 🙂

    Thank you for being you and all you sharing what you know and love,

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    Deb McClanahan
    March 23, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Congratulations on 10 years. You have given some good tips for all of us to think about in our lives.

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    caltexgal
    March 23, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Wow, a decade, that’s wonderful. Congratulations on so many great achievements. Love your blog, your style & all you do! Thank you
    Caltexgal@aol.com

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    Fran
    March 23, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Thanks for the blog–I’ve enjoyed the many tutorials, etc. that you offer! Thanks, too, for the chance to win one of these wonderful prizes. Happy 10th Anniversary.

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    kim
    March 23, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Congrats Amy! 10 years doing anything is quite a big deal. Your blog, fabric lines, patterns and stories are all such inspiration for creation. Cheers to 10 more years!

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    Judi Smith
    March 23, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Thank you for 10 years of supplying me with happy quilts! I love the colors in your quilts and have made some of them for my family. Perfection is overrated is now the go to phrase for me! It’s such a joy to read your blog, keep on blogging!!

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    Kimberly Eddy
    March 23, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Congrats! You’re blog is one of my faves. I think you should use the photo of you sitting with your Babylock as your new blog photo. It’s a beautiful photo of you!

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    Bea Savellano
    March 23, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Fun to read about your journey. Great pictures…

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    MonkeyCat Workshop
    March 23, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Amy ~
    1 = You haven’t changed one bit – there is photographic evidence up above!
    2 = I love your before and after 10 years picture ~ they’re precious (and so grown up 🙂
    3 = Thank you for the tips that remind me what I need to remember daily ~ I’m printing now ~
    4 = About burn-out – it is toxic and can paralyze – these 10 Things To Remember are Awesome Antidotes!
    5 = I’m sending you gratitude, thanks, biggest hugs ~ for the encouragement, support, and generous time and creativity that you share with us over time ~ you’re the best <3
    Dea in NC

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    Margaret Kennedy
    March 23, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Congratulations on your 10-year blog-iversary! Great lineup of prizes, would love to win!

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    Camille
    March 23, 2019 at 11:55 am

    I enjoy your blog very much and find inspiration for many new projects. Awesome giveaway with great products & sponsors! Thank you.

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    sbpurvis
    March 23, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Congratulations on your ten years of blogging! I enjoy reading your posts and the inspiration and encouragement they provide. Love your fun patterns and happy fabrics – those are the kinds of quilts that I enjoy best!

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    Kathy h
    March 23, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Congratulations! I really enjoyed seeing all your quilts from over the years. And I agree with the things you have learned. All very important. A nice reminder.

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    Terry
    March 23, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Congratulations Amy… your blog was one of the very first quilting blogs I found when I was a beginner quilter about 9 years ago. I read all your posts and love your quilts, patterns and photos.
    I am also English (living in the US) so really appreciate your enthusiasm and pictures of your trips there – especially to Liberty of London…. Thank you for the chance to win.

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    Suzanne McGurk
    March 23, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Amy, Congratulations on being a 10 year blogger! Your quilts are so bright and cheerful.
    Unbelievable how your children have grown…enjoyed the picture.
    Thank you for your great giveaways.

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    kate
    March 23, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    congratulations,
    love your blog and quilts so very inspiring,
    thanks for the chance,
    kate

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    Amber
    March 23, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Hi! I’ve really enjoyed all your colorful inspiration! Thank you. -Amber

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    Pam
    March 23, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Your then and now pictures are delightful! Congratulations on 10 years, and thanks for all the teaching and inspiration you provide!

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    Valerie Pyland
    March 23, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    I’ve been a long time fan of your blog. Congratulations!! Love all of your prizes and great sponsors!!

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    Anne
    March 23, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Amy –
    Happy Anniversary!
    I follow your blog and love it. You have been my quilting inspiration for some time now. Thank you for sharing your expertise and your story with us.

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    Kathy Cummings
    March 23, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    I have followed you for years!!! Thank you!!
    I’m going to make an improv tree quilt like your’s!!!

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    Dixie McAdam
    March 23, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Congrats on ten years & cheers for ten more! Thoroughly enjoy reading your blog. Personally would like to thank you for inspiring us quilters, sharing your story as well as ‘quilty/life’ knowledge! Greatly appreciate all the various sponsors with an opportunity to win – Thank You all.

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    Laurie
    March 23, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! Yours was one of the first blogs I encountered when I started quilting a couple of years ago. Thanks for all the lessons, inspiration and patterns! I wish you many happy, quilty years to come!

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    Rose C. Paul (Raven Black)
    March 23, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Congratulations on a great blog and so many years of happy quilting. Have been reading your blog for years. You have inspired me in many ways and sparked ideas to try. Wow, thanks for the opportunity to win a prize from one of your great sponsors.

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    Tabitha Keener
    March 23, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Happy blogiversary! I agree with everything you’ve been through and I’ve learned so much from your blog! Thanks so much for everything!?

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    Janie
    March 23, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Wow 10 years. Thank you for your contribution to the quilting world. I have followed your blog. You make everything beautiful. Thank you for all of the inspiration. Congratulations. ???

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    Robin T. May
    March 23, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    What a wonderful journey!

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    kalistrya
    March 23, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    What a great list! Your blog was the first quilting one I ever followed when I discovered the online community!

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    Judy Blaser
    March 23, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Thanks for you 10 hints….Love the one about GET OFF THE PHONE!! Netflix is my issue. HAPPY SEWING TO ALL!!

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    Judy Chastain
    March 23, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Happy 10th, Amy. I haven’t been with you for all 10, as I’m kind of a late comer to the blog world. I enjoy your blog immensely, love your fabrics and your tutorials. Thank you for being around for all us quilty nerds. Here’s to another 10 (or however long you want it to be).

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    Jenny RM
    March 23, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Happy 10th! I’ve been quilting for about a year and a half, and I have used your beginning quilting series so much!!

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    Jannette B.
    March 23, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    Congratulations (belatedly!) on your 10th anniversary! Quilting is such a special hobby – and quilters seem to be some of the most giving people that I know. I think that giving quilts away blesses me as much as the recipients.

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    Nancy A
    March 23, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    You have made some good observations during your 10 years. Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary! I always enjoy seeing your creations. Thanks for a really great giveaway.

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    Kathy Duncan
    March 23, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Congratulations on ten years of blogging and quilting! Happy anniversary.

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    Karen Kopp
    March 23, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Congratulations on your ten year anniversary. I love reading your blog and seeing your creations.

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    Lori Morton
    March 23, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Happy 10 Year Blogiversary!! Hope you keep Blogging for many more too!! LOOOOOVE your Blog & all you share with us… Thank You! doesn’t seem enough to say. Please know you are soooo vey Aprreciated & Loved by your Foloowers. Loved your 10 Things you learned…some I know..but others are so encouraging 🙂 Thanks too..for chance to win your Give-a-way!!! 😀

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    Jen
    March 23, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    I love this post!! Your blog is the first quilty blog I started reading. I didn’t even know how to thread a sewing machine when I found your blog. Your « Beginner quilting séries» was how I learnt to quilt!

    I am now just over a year in and I am properly addicted.

    Who knows…. maybe we will meet at quilt market in 10 years! ☺️

    Thank you for sharing all that you do, and happy 10 year anniversary!

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    Mary
    March 23, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Thank you Amy! I haven’t been following for your 10 years, but I’m so glad I found you when I did. I certainly agree the connectivity with quilters is strong. Retiring and moving to a new state has been difficult but quilting blogs and guilds have helped. Thank you again and I hope you will celebrate another 10 years!

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    Barbara Ann Jones
    March 23, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Hello, yes, indeed 10 years is a long one, and can seem like a lifetime, especially as lifestyles change. Here’s to the next 10 years.

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    Kim Miller
    March 23, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    I discovered your blog about 8 years ago when I was attempting very unsuccessfully to make a quilt for my young daughter. Your blog has blessed my life in so many ways to help me learn and understand how to create something that is enjoyable to me but meaningful to my family. I love checking in regularly for inspiration. Congrats on 10 years!

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    Jaylene B.
    March 23, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    I’ve loved reading your blog for years. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years though!

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    Carole Whitridge
    March 23, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    I quilted for years while my children were small and then went back to full time teaching. My daughter has been in the hospital and received several beautiful quilts and suddenly I find myself completely invigorated and full of creativity – your blog is just the thing I need to jump start my quilting again.

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    Lisa Hamann
    March 23, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Ten years! I’m trying to think what I was doing (and where I was living) .. I hadn’t learnt to quilt yet. In 2010 I did my first six week beginner class. Wow. Congratulations! I agree with not seeking perfection, getting outside, immersing in the wonderful quilty community

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    Kaye Hlavaty
    March 23, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Thanks for all the inspiration you provide. I had fun comparing the two family pictures!

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    Marj
    March 23, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years!! I have loved following your journey for some of that time and I love all of your tips and wisdom and beautiful creations. Thank you for sharing your love of quilting..

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    Tammy
    March 23, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Love your blog, fabric, and especially your tutorials!!! Keep them coming!! I only started quilting a couple of years ago. I have used the lattice twice and have a gingham girl pattern to make. I also can’t wait to try the pattern from Scotland. I especially would love to win the newest fabric for my friend. Thank you for all your hard work. Reading and learning from you has been a gift. Best wishes in your coming years!!!!

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    Paula
    March 23, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you for sharing so many ideas. Love your work!

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    Cynthia
    March 23, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    You’ve accomplished a lot in 10 years. I enjoy reading your blog every time it appears. Love the scenery where you photograph your quilts also. Thank You

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    Mary R.
    March 23, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Wow – so many wonderful giveaway opportunities. I love reading your blog and relate with so many of the things you share and write about. You inspire me!

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    Cindy
    March 23, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    I enjoy your blog every week, and I have made several of your patterns. Thank you for sharing your journey.

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    Angela Bowling
    March 23, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    10 years of blogging! Wow. What an accomplishment. Happy for you and I hope you continue blogging for as long as you enjoy it.

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    Carol Franklin
    March 23, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Congratulations! I’ve only been quilting two years and am so addicted. I love how you have involved your kids too!

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    wanda
    March 23, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    I love your posts! Your quilts and tutorials are amazing!

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    Sue Gaffney
    March 23, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Congratulations! Always so real in your writing and sharing. Here’s to many more years enjoying fabric!!!

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    Susan
    March 23, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Congratulations on ten years of blogging. I enjoy “recreation” photos. I hope you have another 10 years of blogging.

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    Mary ann
    March 23, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Congrats on Ten Years. Really enjoyed your tips.

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    Ann Kaplan
    March 23, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Beautiful quilts. I love your best 10 thoughts!

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    Julie
    March 23, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    What a great post. Many of your thoughts resonated with me; thanks for sharing them. .And thanks for being the first quilting blog I followed and loved!

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    Melody Srygley
    March 23, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    WOW – Time flies! How wonderful that you have an account of your life in this diary! Thank you for a great quilting reference.

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    Jessie Jackson
    March 23, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Ten years of inspiration. Thank you Amy! Happy anniversary.

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    Lindsey stobbe
    March 23, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! You are one of the sweetest people on earth. I have loved taking classes from you and admiring your creations. Thank you for sharing a little of yourself these past 10 years. I have certainly benefitted ❤️

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    Anne Vandermey
    March 23, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    It’s so exiciting to realize the freedom in giving up perfection. Now to take the dog for a walk!

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    Elke Scharmer
    March 23, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Happy 10 years blogging birthday, Amy! You are one of my first quilt blogs that I found.
    Greetings from Germany
    Elke

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    Laurie Matthews
    March 23, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    I tried to comment yesterday but it didn’t go through (I don’t think!). Congratulations on 10 years! I love your work.

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    kaywelch
    March 23, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Congratulations on your 10th Anniversary! And I have to say that the recreated photo of the kids was well worth the bribe – love it. Your fabric lines are so cheery and bright, and I have always been a fan of gingham. the generous giveaways that you and your sponsors have put together are wonderful. Thank you Amy

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    Austa Rogers
    March 23, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I am fairly new to your blog but have been enjoying it.

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    Vinette
    March 23, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary! Love the Gretel fabrics!

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    Kathy Feltmate
    March 23, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Congratulations!! Your quilts are gorgeous and so are your children!!

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    Mary Mockaitis
    March 23, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I enjoy your tutorials very much. They are so easy to follow. Thank you for all of them!

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    Debra Cheney
    March 23, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Congrats on all you have accomplished in 10 years!! I just retired and have been quilting for about 3 years now. Your blog was so inspirational to me and your wisdom is spot on! The picture with your kids was fantastic! Love it when our kids have a fun sense of humor. Best wishes for your continued success!! ❤️

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    catherine
    March 23, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Wishing you many more years to come~Happy 10th!

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    Anna
    March 23, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Congratulations Amy! Absolutely amazing! Here’s to another 10 years (and more)!!

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    Martha Cianos
    March 23, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    What a great list you have made thru your journey!! things more of us need to strive for in our life… you make some wonderful quilts!!!

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    Amy MacDonald
    March 23, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    10 years goes so quickly. I hope you have another great 10 years!!!

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    Elizabeth Clark
    March 23, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    A tenth anniversary is a great occasion for celebration. I’ve enjoyed your posts, along with your patterns and fabrics, for a long time. And, since I am now well into my 9th decade, I can say all your truths about enjoying quilting and keeping in mind that doing good is more important than doing perfectly, are indeed words to keep you warm and healthy.

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    Angie Jones
    March 23, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary! You have been one of my inspirations as I begin this journey into quilting. Thank you for your encouragement!

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    Nancy Cim
    March 23, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Thank you for ten years of great hints and tutorials. I have learned so much from you. Here’s to ten more!

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    Suzanne LeBlanc
    March 23, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Congrats on 10 years, hope for 10 more. I love your patterns, colors and ideas. Thanks.

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    Laurie Knifong
    March 23, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Thanks for your inspiration!

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    Jill
    March 23, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Congrats to 10 years. Loved that you recreated the photo. Learned so much from you. Still a beginner quilter but taking more chances. Keep up the good work!

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    sandra
    March 23, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Congrats on 10 years, I have been following you close to that number of years since I retired and took up quilting.
    Your such an inspiration

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    Susan Ecklund
    March 23, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Congratulations on your anniversary. It is wonderful that you have found work that you love so much, and you have inspired many other quilters.

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    Stephanie Cowart
    March 23, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    You are amazing! Congratulations for all you have accomplished and may God continue to bless you ❤️

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    Karen H
    March 23, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years !!! enjoyed the list of what you learned esp the don’t try for perfection!!! Always trying to keep that in mind when I quilt- just need to enjoy it and the people that I’ve meet by learning to quilt – what a good experience-
    best of luck for the next 10 years and more-

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    Lisa
    March 23, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    I love your blog. I regularly check it because its nice to have an upliftiing, happy space to visit. The world can be really cold. So thank you!

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    Cathie Lanier
    March 23, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Congrats on 10 great years! Thank you for the chance to win a giveaway!

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    Judy B Bowers
    March 23, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Congratulations! Quilting really is good for us, especially when we can use it to help others!

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    BFromM
    March 23, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Belated congratulations on your 10 year blogging anniversary. I love the then and now pictures. I think I’ll make my kids do one! I love your blog. Your 10 things are spot on.

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    Becky Henry Sellers
    March 23, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Congratulations on your anniversary! And thank you for the beauty and encouragement you provide with every post.

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    Sherri Stauffer
    March 23, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    What wonderful insights. Thanks for sharing what you’ve learned!

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    Mary Beth Payne
    March 23, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years! I think I have been following you for at least 5 years! You patterns and stories have inspired me. I love your fabric line. I also think it is amazing you have done all of this while raising 4 kids and finding time to hike and sew! Well done! What an inspiration!

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    Chelsi B
    March 23, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Thankful you started this blog! I have 4 under 7 years old and l learned how to quilt and bind from your blog! Congrats!

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    Marion A. Dieleman
    March 23, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Congratulations on ten fabulous years of your creating. Several years ago, I received a book about quilting from my son in law. It was authored by you! Since then, I look at your blog every single time it arrives in my inbox. Your designs are seriously my favourite. Thanks for the listing the items you have learned and shared with us!
    Your fan from Canada!

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    Jean Condon
    March 23, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    A little encouragement and a little inspiration go a long way. I love finding quilters who want to help other quilters. Great fun here

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    sgrehome
    March 23, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Wow! What an achievement!! Congratulations and thanks for the giveaways.

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    Nancy Edwards
    March 23, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    All of your top 10 ideas are very important and very true. Your patterns well designed. Way to go celebrating your anniversary with us. I will continue to be a reader of your blog.

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    Shona P
    March 23, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Congratulations on a wonderful 10 years and thank you for an awesome newsletter an