Thursday, February 7, 2013

Happy Quilt Birthday to Me!

Did you post a comment or subscribe? Scroll to the bottom of this post to see if you are a winner!

No, not your birthday, it's my birthday. My Quilt Birthday, to be specific. I'm going to be 10 (in quilty years) on Friday, February 8, 2013!



As discussed on the very first page of my book, ScrapTherapy, Cut the Scraps!, on February 8, 2003 I took my first quilting class at the local quilt shop. I had so much fun, that right after class, I purchased the fabric 'ingredients' for my next two quilt projects.

That was several yards of fabric ago, at least three sewing machine upgrades (two in the first year!), two books (almost), and way too many finished quilt projects to count. What a ride!

And now, Friday, February 8, 2013 is my Quilt Birthday!

So I want to celebrate 10 years of quilting with a gift for you. But what should the gift be?

How about some fabric from my stash. Wait . . . I'm not sure I can bear to part with anything.



Maybe some scraps?



No, not the cut up stuff, the messy stuff . . . Hardly seems like much of a present if you've got to cut it up. Who needs more of a mess in their sewing room?



I still have these orphan blocks. . . . Seems wrong somehow to give away quilt blocks that I can't find a way to use.



What about a new pattern? This one is going to be fun, but the pattern isn't quite ready yet. More information on this one soon!



Or this one? . . . Nope just a tiny bit early for this one too, maybe another week and it'll be ready for its debut. It sure is pretty, though.



One of these? . . . No, no, no.




I have it. How about a book. ScrapTherapy, Cut the Scraps! A good idea, but many of you might already have it!



THIS IS IT! The New book! It's not in shops yet. I don't have it yet. It's not on my website yet. But the winner will get a copy of the new book, ScrapTherapy, Scraps Plus One! to be shipped as soon as my first copies arrive, most likely in April.




Wouldn't that be cool? And so, it's decided.

Here's how you can win a copy of ScrapTherapy, Scraps Plus One! Truly hot off the press!

You have TWO options to enter . . .

1) Post a comment on this blog entry. Answer the question, when is your quilt birthday? If you are a quilter-wanna-be, offer a future date. Or just say "I wanna win!" Just post a comment. Be sure to include your email address, so I can contact you if you are the lucky duck.

2) Or subscribe to "Good Migrations" weekly eZine - Look for the space to add your email address toward the top of the sidebar on the right-hand side of any page of the Hummingbird Highway website. If you are already a subscriber, see item number 1, if you have a friend who might enjoy this weekly publication, invite them to subscribe. Anyone who subscribes on February 8, 2013, is in it to win it! Plus, you get a free pattern, just for subscribing. How can you lose?

That's it. Simple, right?

BUT, there's a catch. You only have ONE DAY TO ENTER - February 8, 2013 from midnight to midnight, East Coast time (US) - the 24 hours that represent my 10th Quilt Birthday.

So, subscribe or comment any time on February 8, 2013 (midnight to midnight, east coast time). One winner will be randomly chosen to receive ScrapTherapy, Scraps Plus One!

Tell your quilty friends, and spread the word!

Happy Quilt Birthday! Good luck!

Joan

UPDATE: Oh my goodness! I am SO glad that I decided in advance of my post that the winning entry was selected by a random number generator. Your comments floored me! I have read every single comment, and I so appreciate all the kind words and thoughtful reminiscences.

Now for the winner! Actually, you put me in such a good mood that I decided to pick TWO! Between new subscribers, commenters, and technically challenged well-wishers (I try not to ask why these things sometimes don't work, I just try to figure out a quick fix), almost 130 responses were received to my 10th Quilt Birthday post. 

The two winners are
   Janice M. of Galesburg, Iowa
   Lynn D. of North Syracuse, NY

Please contact me by email at info@hummingbird-highway.com with an address, so I can send you a book, ScrapTherapy, Scraps Plus One! as soon as I receive my first copies from the publisher in about 8-10 weeks.

Congratulations! And Happy Quilt Birthday to all . . . ! 

 

116 comments:

  1. A very happy quilty birthday. I would love to be counted in if you are allowing overseas readers and I do so love your scraps.

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  2. good morning. I definitely can't remember my quilt birthday, it was 'so' many years ago, in Hawaii. But I celebrate everyday with a bit of stitching everyday. So can everyday be my birthday??

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  3. Happy Quilt Birthday. Mine was last month, January 28, 2003. I got a catalog in the mail with all these beautiful quiilts that you could buy. But after seeing what one of the quilts cost, I had my quilting "ah ha" moment. Instead of buying a quilt why don't I just make my own quilt. With not a clue on how to make a quilt I went our local shop bought fabric and my first quilt book. A few "oops" along the way but here I am10 years later neck deep in my fabric stash, a floor to ceiling bookcase full of wonderful quilt books and a box of show ribbons from my winning entries. Now I just need 100 years to make all the quilts I have in my head and to use up part of my stash of fabric. So happy I found this thing they call "quilting".

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  4. Joan, you are just amazing! Happy tenth QB!! What you have done with your ten years on the quilting planet has enriched all our lives. My quilt birthday is Sept of 2004. I'm loving every minute of it, but I surely haven't done what you have! Thank you.

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  5. Oh how I wanna win. My quilt birthday is November 12, 1990.

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  6. I wanna win. Loved your first book and the snap sacks.

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  7. Saying I wanna win would be a mild understatement. Happy quiltaversary to you. My day is January 1977.i don't remember the exact day. Some considerable amount of water has gone under the bridge since then. I have your first book and just finished a Sugar and Spice top. Joanne

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  8. i would love to win your book. I'm busy cutting my scraps, anxiously waiting for June when you come to Williamson for our whole day class. Happy Quilt Birthday
    Pat B.

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  9. I'm not even sure what year is my quilt birthday (I think it's 1991), much less the exact date!
    Can't wait to see the new book- whether I win or not. :-)

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  10. Happy QBday- cheers! Love you first book, would love to win this book.

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  11. I wanta win! Have been making quilts for over 30 years - still have the first one I ever made - for my dad. Love your technique of using scraps and still cutting mine into the appropriate sizes. Thanks for such a great idea and wonderful inspiration! And did I say, I WANTA WIN!

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  12. Happy Quilt Birthday. Mine is 2/12/2002. The reason I can remember it is because that is the day I began my first quilting class at the local high school. It was one of their adult education classes. I still have all the directions & class sheets from it. We made a Double Irish Chain.

    I WANNA WIN your lovely new book!

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  13. Thats funny cause today really is my birthday. I dont have a quilt birthday because I have only made a few quilts in my time and have to get back into it now that I have moved and am settled in. I love following your blog and seeing what your up to. Thanks. Happy Quilt Birthday to you!!!

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  14. Happy Quilt Birthday, Joan! My quilt b-day is 1988. I was "in the field" in New Mexico conducting plant ecology studies in the northern Chihuahuan Desert. My mom rescued me from the field, She took me directly the quilt store in Albuquerque. On that hot, mid- July, desert day, we started quilting with intent! It's been fun to swap swatches and stash fabrics and finished quilts over the years. What a pleasure to be a part of the flow of fabric, color, design and creation. I can't wait to use your new book. I treasure the first one!

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  15. Happy Quilt Birthday!!! And congratulations for so much accomplished in 10 years of quilting!!

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  16. Happy Quilt Birthday! I began quilting in 1980 right before my first son was born!

    Jeanie Crosthwait

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  17. Happy Quilt birthday, Joan! I am very excited about the new book!! I don't remember the date of my first sewing class but I know it just passed making it 7 years ago! My first quilt class was in 2008. That quilt remains a UFO and my plan was to attack it this week, giving myself 1 week to finish it. I can do it!!

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  18. I wanna win! My Quiting birthday is sometime in February, 3 years now. Love your weekly newsletter and purchased your book when you spoke at our SVQ Club a few months ago.

    Happy Quilting Birthday! Besides having quilting in common, we also have pet conures.

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  19. I want to win! My quilty Birthday....well that's hard to tell. I started quilting with my mother when I was in grade school/Jr. high stopped, started again in my 20's , stopped and started again last year. So I guess I have 3 BD's but the most important one is this coming spring when it will have been 1 year since I returned to something I love. Now that I'm retired I have the time and finally the patience to really work at learning more and enjoying it.
    thelady at hotmailo.com

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  20. I want to win too, Hope Ive got the time zone right :) I don't know the date of my quilty birthday but it was over 14 yrs, I remember swapping in 98 and participating in the y2k swaps.. Same as marjorie above I started when the kids were little and as the got older and more demanding, I stopped. Have picked it back up again and slowly using up the stash built up over that time. Loved your first book. and Still cutting up my scraps into squares.

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  21. I wanna win! I have no idea when my quilt birthday is. I've been quilting for about 20 years! I can't remember! Haha!

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  22. I don't remember when my quilt birthday is (first quilt made in college for a design class, about 40 years ago!). But my real birthday is on the 13th, so I think I should win!

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  23. I'm glad I'm not the only one who does not remember their quilt birthday! I was always so impressed in your classes that you did! The cover is beautiful and I can't wait to have one in my hand. Happy Quilt Birthday, tomorrow!! Love ya, Janine

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  24. I didn't really think about it, but I just passed my 10 year quilt birthday! I started on the first Monday of the month in January 2003 (in a class, but I don't know the date).

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  25. Hi Joan-I don't know what the date is exactly right now where you are, but here in South Australia, it IS the 8th of February, and I started reading your book,"Cut the Scraps" TODAY!!! How about that(or 'howzat' as Aussies say :-})!
    So, I knew it was your quilting birthday at about 1pm today.... I am reading the book VERY carefully(on page 15 atm)as I want to absorb everything properly. I have been diverted to your website, and now blog,so,Happy Birthday!!
    Aless in Adelaide

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  26. Hi Joan Happy Quilt birthday to you. It is very nice of you to be sharing your quilt Birthday with us. I started quilting on Nov. 9th, 1992. The reason I know this is because my daughter was born on Nov. 9th in "79" and that is my husband and my anniversary which was in the year 1974. We both wanted a sewing machine. My daughter wanted one to start making her own clothes and I wanted one to start quilting. We both bought fabric that day and started our projects and both have been going strong since then. It was a nice memory to share with you. Enjoy your day!

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  27. Happy Quilt Birthday! I am not sure of the exact date but I was Summer of 1971.I was 12 and complaining that I was bored. My mother said "why don't you clean up the sewing room". So I sorted through all the sewing scraps from my older sister's 60's outfits. I made myself a 6 inch cardboard template, traced and cut, traced and cut, traced and cut...2 days later I had a top with all that 60's goodness. It has 1 inch seams but at least they match! Someday I will take it apart and make a lap quilt for each of my children.
    Shirl/PA

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  28. Happy!!Happy!!Can't wait to get your new book!!!! You inspire all of us!!

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  29. Happy Birthday!!! My quilt birthday is July 2008!!! Have the best quilt birthday ever!!!

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  30. Happy Birthday! I have been quilting since 1995 but have been sewing since I was able to sit at a sewing machine. I would love to win a copy of your second book!

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  31. Happy Birhday! I can remember only the year my very first quilt was done in my senior year of high school, 1969, and it is still on one of the guest room beds

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  32. Happy Happy Quilt Birthday! Started sewing at a very early age (7). Always wanted to quilt. Made quilts before ever taking a class. Love love quilting. Make numerous quilts for family and grandchildren. Love scraps quilts. Best for grandchildren. Love looking at different fabrics. Happy Quilting and of course Happy Quiting Birthday. Mary

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  33. Yay for quilt birthdays! I also learned at a young age so I do not have a specific Q-day. My very first project was a rail fence pillow sham in shades of lavender and blue... pillow sham? who actually uses pillow shams? I never did because I never finished the project. Thanks for your wonderful book. I look forward to the next one =)

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  34. Wow, can't wait to see the new book! I was amused to read your scroll through the options for the give-away, I had the same thoughts as you! So what better way to use the scraps than ANOTHER scrappy quilt. I have scrappy in my DNA, my mom was a masterful scrappy quilter and that's what I love best too. Always have a leader-ender project at the side of the machine, working towards another scrappy top.

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  35. I want to win and my quilt birthday is 31. I started quilting the year I got married.

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  36. Happy Quilt Birthday! I don't know the exact date but the year was 1999. Took my first class from Eleanor Burns with my best friend Dee and we were both hooked. I LOVED your first book and would love to have a chance of winning the new one that is coming.

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  37. On July 6, 1976, my sister gifted me the book "The Quiltmaker's Handbook: A Guide to Design and Construction," by Michael James. From the moment I opened the book, I knew I was a quilter.

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  38. Happy Birthday. I am so excited for your new book release. This is Tammy , your Vanna White at the Southern Tier Night Guild in Endwell, NY.. I love the first book and read it from beginning to end as you know. I hope that you come back to our guild again and do a show with the new book. Best Wishes and Happy Quilt Birthday. I know you will do well with your new book.

    Tammy Wilcox

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  39. I have been quilting only 2.5 years, I don't remember the exact date but roughly April 2010 I finally dove in and learned to use a sewing machine just so I could quilt :0 I got your first book as a xmas gift and have a container full of neatly cut squares now :) Looking forward to the 2nd book!

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  40. Happy quilt birthday to you! And, yes, I'd love to win your book!

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  41. Happy Quilt Birthday! I took a hand quilting class in the late 80's, finished a three block sampler, then didn't quilt again until 2002. I bought my first good sewing machine shortly thereafter and my passion for quilting blossomed. You can't stop me now! Congrats on your newest book and thanks sew much for a chance to win.
    :-D

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  42. Today is my real birthday, but my quilty birthday is November 16, 1985. Went to my needlework store and it was now fabric. Signed up for my first class and I was hooked. Also luv your book

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  43. Happy Birthday. I am so excited for your new book release. This is Tammy , your Vanna White at the Southern Tier Night Guild in Endwell, NY.. I love the first book and read it from beginning to end as you know. I hope that you come back to our guild again and do a show with the new book. Best Wishes and Happy Quilt Birthday. I know you will do well with your new book.

    Tammy Wilcox

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  44. My Quilt Birthday is Sept 1996:)

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  45. Happy Birthday. I had to look at my quilt label to remember when I started, but it was in 2007. It is hard to believe it has been that long. Still learning. Loved seeing you at our Southern Tier Night Guild meeting in Endwell, NY. I can't wait to get your second book.

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  46. Karen Ruetz Ontario, CanadaFebruary 8, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Happy Birthday Friend....even though we have never met I feel like your girlfriend from Facebook. I started quilting in the fall of 1984. My first quilt was a baby quilt for my second child. Ultrasounds were never revealed as to gender back then. I designed my own pattern on graph paper. It was made in pastel yellow swiss dots and a yellow rosebud flower print and backed with yellow Flannelette. I still have her baby quilt... measured the blocks and they are 9 3/4" square. Who knew? I can rest assure I used a 5/8" seam allowance too...as that is what I was taught in 4-H Sewing Clubs and Home Ec. in High School. I didn't know how to do a binding so I just sewed the top and back together, turned it inside out and whipped stitched the edges closed. My daughter Sarah (whose birthday is tomorrow) was born on Feb 9, 1985.It's not quite as yellow as it was used but very loved by that little girl who is now 28. I have borrowed your 1st book from the local library several time and have an autographed copy bought at the Port Perry Quilt Guild meeting where you spoke last fall in Ontario. Sue C. still has it as I have not made to trip to Uxbridge to get it yet in this snowy winter weather. I would love to win your next book... but no worries as I am big fan of your scrappy style and will buy it also. Thanks Joan for being my Quilting Friend. Some day we will meet and have coffee with a hug. Love Karen xoxo

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  47. This entry from Robin Brand who was having some 'technical difficulties'

    Happy Quilty Birthday! My first quilt was done at 16 yrs old, and with absolutely no training.. My boyfriend slept in a very cold attic bedroom and I made I'm a quilt all from scrap clothing around the house and filled it with 3 old blankets to keep him warm. The quilt must have worked, we celebrate our 39th wedding anniversary in May. Now we sleep under a much nicer quilt, though.

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  48. Happy quilty birthday! My grandmother taught me to sew and quilt at age 8 - so that is 52 years ago! I couldn't give you an exact date :) I love your web site and have subscribed to your newsletter. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  49. Happy Q Birthday Joan! Wow, you must be a quick study. Your work was already perfection when I first met you. ;-) As you know, I'm not a quilter however, does, fabric and quilt designer count? If so, my Q birthday is Spring 2003 when HHA first made it's debut in Pittsburgh. Close enough? Congratulations Joan, on your quilting ride! Can't wait to see the new book.

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  50. My quilt birthday is sometime in 2000, unless you want to count my young days of piddling with fabric and thread. In that case it's 1965! Happy Birthday!!

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  51. Happy Quilt Birthday, Joan! The new book cover looks great! My "quilt birthday" was around Christmastime, 2002. I was looking for an apron pattern in a fabric store, when I discovered some watercolor quilting books by Donna Ingram Slusser and Patricia Maixner Magaret. They got me hooked.

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  52. Lynn Dodge is also having some technical difficulties. Here is her comment:

    I began quilting August,2002, just before retirement. Had never sewn before and after purchasing all the material and pattern for my first quilt (which is now on my bed) I was told I needed a sewing machine!! Who knew! Countless quilts later, I am still learning and loving every minute of it.

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  53. Happy Quilt Birthday Joan. We have come along way since those days in the barn. My quilt birthday is September 1980. Who can remember the day that far back?

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  54. have a glorious quilty birthday! i took my first quilt class in 97-98 (i think).
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  55. Happy Quilt Birthday! Mine was in the summer of 1980. My love for the art of quilting hasn't diminished one bit - if anything, it has grown exponentially. Always something new to master!

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  56. Happy Quilt birthday! what a great idea!! I actually have two. The first is September 1987 when I took my first piecing class, the second is August 25, 2007 when A1 longarm arrived.

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  57. Happy Quilty Birthday Joan! My best friend got me quilting. She's a great inspiration. :)

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  58. Happy quilt birthday! Mine is sometime in the fall of 1991, though I started sewing around 8 years old. Still learning new things all these years later!

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  59. The very first quilt I ever made was for my newborn son and it included some cute little cross stitch blocks I had made. I was really into cross stitch back then. He was born on July 16, 1984 so that was about 29 years ago. I have made many more quilts and quilty projects since then and am not cross stitching any more, but often think of picking up a small project or two again one of these days. I just signed up for your newsletter last night guess I was a day early. I live on Hummingbird Ct. and we have an orchard here we can Hummingbird Farmz...how's that for coincidence?

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  60. Chris K. Happy Quilt Birthday! I wanna win! I would say somewhere around 2000 I got hooked on watching Alex Anderson's Simply Quilts. I started trying to make the projects she had on the show on my own.

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  61. Happy Quilt birthday Joan! I have been quilting for a long time...I can't remember when I started. About 9 years ago now, but I think I have only finished a couple quilts. You are my inspiration to actually finish one of those bazillion projects that I start and move on to another one. And, congrats on the new book!! Suzanne Searle and Mark too.

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  62. Hi! Happy Birthday. My quilt b-day is September 2008. I love scrappy quilts and hope to hear that I won :)

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  63. I don't know when my quilt birthday is. I know I've been making my own quilts for over 15 years, but I started helping my mother quilt before that. Would love to win your new book.
    missy k.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com
    follower

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  64. Have a wicked good quilty birthday, Joan! I've been quilting for over 25 years, so my Q-B-Day is lost to history! But I sure am a fan of Scrap Therapy, both as a "patient" and a teacher of your methods. Keep up the great work!

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  65. I made my first quilt when I was 12 years old...that was 39 years ago!! Love Scrap Therapy...I want to win the new book!!
    Esther
    g.dunn@shaw.ca

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  66. Happy 10th Quilt Birthday Joan! My quilt birthday was when I was about 12. I don't remember the exact date, but remember it was on a trip to visit my grandmother during summer break from school. Lol this summer will be my 52nd quilt birthday. Win or lose, I can't wait for your new book to be released.

    Carol

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  67. Happy Birthday

    Today is my Real Birthday, but in Quilt years I am about 15yrs old, and if Quilts where my children which they are I would have over 100 kids. I am just recovery from heart surgery so in the last 4 months have made 8 Quilt tops. My husband asked me if I could sell them and I asked him if he could sell his antique cars, he has never asked that question again.

    April

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  68. So it's okay to confess our age in quilt years? Even so, I don't know! Love you pretty birdies!

    Sue

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  69. This one from Maria Dardano. You're in!

    I wrote a comment twice and neither one went through. I would like to be included in your drawing for your new book. I loved your first and am awaiting the second!

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  70. Hey Joan,

    Happy Birthday! Great Idea; made me search to find my first quilt project. Mine was Feb. 28, 2006. Can't wait to see your new book. I have your first one and love it!

    Rita
    P.S. How do I put in my email? I notice that others don't have it in their messages.

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    1. I'll post the time that the winning entry came in. I'll find you, if you are the winner! :)

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    3. How exciting! Ten years quilting. Can't wait to see the new book.

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  71. I wanna win too:) We moved here from upstate NY in 1993 and have been quilting since 1995.

    Sue

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  72. Judy Orcutt wants 'in' on the contest too:

    I would LOVE to win. My quilting birthday is 1976 & my 1st class was 1980. Happy Birthday to you & me!!!

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  73. Happy Quilt Birthday to you! I never thought of celebrating a quilt birthday until you wrote about it. But it should be celebrated! We especially should especially celebrate the resulting friendships.

    I can only remember my quilt birth month - October 1984 when I took my first quilting class. It was a very traditional quilting class - no sewing machines allowed, we hand pieced, so the few blocks I finished made their way into pillows.

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  74. My second wish of Happy Quilting Birthday! As I had said mine was 2/12/2002. I so WANNA WIN the book!!!! Blessings to you in the upcoming years.

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  75. My quilt birthday is the spring of 2003. I don't remember the date of my first class, but my teacher was Lynn Schantz. I am ten too! Happy birthday!

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  76. I started quilting and piecing with my Grandmother when I was a child and the first sewing machine I used was my Grandmothers Singer Treadle machine in 1965. Back then each piece was cut out by hand with scissors. My goodness have things come a long way since then. I have not stopped quilting since. My quilt birthday would be in April (don't know the day). The first thing I made was a doll quilt for my sister's birthday which is April 24th so figure it had to be a week or so before her birthday. I look forward to meeting you Quilt Port Retreat when you visit. I love your first book and am excited to get your new book when it is available.

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  77. I wanna win! I've been quilting for about 18 years.

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  78. Happy Quilt Birthday Joan. Just look at what you've accomplished in 10 years! My quilt birthday is sometime in the winter of 1985-86. I never got it finished until about 8 years ago which is when I started quilting again.

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  79. Happy Quilty Birthday to you! Happy Quilty Birthday to you! Happy Quilty Birthday, Dear Joan! Happy Quilty Birthday to you!!

    I took a quilting class back in 2003, but I didn't start quilting until Spring of 2011. What a blast!

    Diane, Fremont, CA (member of the IOM HST Exchange)

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  80. Joan, well... my "business" quilt birthday was 10 years ago on Jan 22, 2003! However, my quilting birthday was actually sometime in 1978 when I made my first quilt for a cousin's baby! Probably June or July that year. I had no idea of what I was doing. I pieced together flannel squares and tied it.
    The book looks great by the way!

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  81. My quilt birthday is November, 2007. I learned from a group of quilting friends while away for a quilting weekend in Meredith, NH. Look forward to seeing the new book. Happy quilt birthday!

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  82. Jane Tyler MullenixFebruary 8, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Made my first scrap quilt my senior year of HS 1974 for my good friend Larry to take to college. It won an Honerable Mention at a needle arts show at Annapolis St Johns College in 1976. Still a traditional happy Quilter for over 37 years. Just sat down last night and read Scrap Therapy can't wait to start cutting. I save all the scraps!!! Would love to win the new book!

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  83. just had my 11th Q b-day. can't believe the time went so quickly (and created so many UFOs!)

    Congratulations!

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  84. Happy Quilty Birthday from the Oregon Coast!!! I don't have a bench-mark date for when I did my first quilting ... but, I enjoy being a daughter of depression-era-parents and making something out of "nothing" ... those scraps. (Also, ... with no storm on the westcoast, for a change, I'm feeling lucky enough to win your NEW book: ScrapThearpy, Scraps Plus One!)
    Hugs! Susie in Seaside OR

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  85. I call this my Quiltiversary! I just "turned" 11 last month ;) Congratulations on your 10th!

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  86. Fall of 1997, so I am 15 in quilt years! My college had a craft center as an extracurricular and that's where I first learned quilting.

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  87. "I wanna win!" Pick me! Pick me! Happy Quilty Birthday, Joan!

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  88. Happy Quilt Birthday! Mine was July-ish in 2011. I taught myself from research online.

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  89. Hi Joan,
    I would love to win your new book. I just ordered your first book at a local quilt shop and can't wait to get it. I love your patterns and how they are written. I also love your scrap therapy shoe box idea.

    Debbie

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  90. I would love to win the second book. Just got the first book after you gave a program at the Endwell, NY quilt guild. Went out and got my plastic shoe boxes the next day!

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  91. I wanna win! Happy birthday! Susan in Texas

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  92. Happy quilting birthday. I would love to win your new book. I find time everyday to quilt and/or sew. I have a three year old granddaughter in July, I have three great granddaughters, two great grandsons and one new additional greatgrand in July,sex not known. I have made them at least a quilt a year, but still find time to make quilts for my local charitable organization: GEORGIA QUILT FOR KIDS, and I also sew little dresses for Africa. I began quilting in 1976, and I don't think a day goes by without me sewing,cutting, quilting, designing and mailing off quilts. My local post office knows me by site and content of package, Another quilt lady today are the contents? Answer always the same: Yep! So I'd love to win to gain some new inspirations. Good luck to all who entered and be blessed.

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  93. Happy Birthday to you!
    Mine was in January 7 or 8 years ago!
    lflemin@msn.com

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  94. As near as I can figure my daughter and I took a class, Begin at the Beginning in March of 2006. We have been happily addicted to quilting ever since. Kathy F. katoutdoors@twcny.rr.com

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  95. HAPPY Quilt Birthday!! I would love to win. You have some great ideas on how to use up so many scraps, and boy do I have some.

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  96. I finished my first hand-quilted queen-size quilt last May 1. Second quilt top is 1/2 done (from your class). Love your designs and the clear specific instructions on your pattern. Happy quilt anniversary to you!

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  97. Happy Quilty Birthday! I love the Scrap Therapy concept and am looking forward to the new book!

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  98. Happy Quilty Birthday Joan! Mine is the fall of 2008 (for quilting anyhow) when my sister Janet invited me to join a Block of the Month at the Village Sampler in Big Flats, NY. Since then I've gone hog wild! I love to sew, quilt, Free Motion Quilt and share with others that enjoy the same. Since that kickoff I've taken classes from some very talented ladies locally including Sharon Stroud and Debbie Wick.

    Thanks for the great giveaway and congrats again -- how exciting that after only a few years of quilting you're publishing monthly patterns and publishing books! Good for you!
    Hugs,
    Karen

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  99. Hi Joan! I met you and got an (autographed!)copy of your book at Road 2 California. I am now busy cutting and organizing my scrap mess! Can't wait for your new book.......
    Happy Quilt Birthday!
    Sandy

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  100. Happy Quilty Birthday X 10, Joan! Although I've been quilting for over 30 years, I don't think I'll catch up to the number of quilts you've made! I think of you every time I bind a quilt and am reminded of your binding tips I learned from you in Fayetteville! Congratulations on your 10 years of successful quilting and publishing!
    Barbara B.

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  101. Joan, I appreciate so much you sharing this great method of "controling" our scraps. What an ingenuious way to do this. I do wanta win!!! I have been quilting for over 30 years and still have the first one I ever made. I love making quilts of all sizes for my family and friends, as well as charity quilts for shut-ins and people in the hospital. I see by sharing my gift God has given me the love I can share with so many. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  102. Happy quilt birthday Joan! I don't remember my actual quilt birthday, but it was a very long time ago. I think maybe 28 years. YIKES. I love your first book. I can't wait for the new one. I wanna win it. Yay.Thanks for making it so fun. Congratulations on 10 years and all you've accomplished! My email is stephtvl@adelphia.net.

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  103. I have only been dabbling here and there so I don't have a real quilt birthday, but I love to play... a lot. So maybe every day is my birthday :) Thanks for your inspirations. My email is adbakewell@gmail.com

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  104. Happy 10th Quilting Birthday. I pieced my FIRST quilt in 2012, for my cousin who begged me to make a quilt for her. After the quilt, I made a quilted pillowcase and a quilted bag to match the quilt. Before I shipped it to her, I showed it to all my classes (I am a substitute teacher) to encourage my students to always TRY. Now instead of only admiring quilts and collecting fabric and patterns, I am making quilts!!! I am hooked!!! I love the quilt on the cover of your 2nd book! I would LOVE to win that book. Thank you for the wonderful ideas!! -Stephanie M.

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    1. My email address is smcmaster55@yahoo.com
      Stephanie M.

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  105. Happy Quilty Birthday!! I'd have to do some digging to see when my quilty birthday is. How exciting for your second book to be coming out! I'd like to win but I'll be looking for the new book for Mother's Day for sure! Thank you! mariej at ties2.net

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  106. Darn, I didn't see this in time to enter, but have to tell you I've turned many people onto your Cut The Scraps book. I wrote a review for our quilt guild newsletter and have started a Scrap Pack group to study, learn and use our scraps. I'll be ordering this book as soon as it's available.

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  107. I'll be looking for this book when it comes out. I just found this chance to win it. Diane i
    mdjssi at gmail.com

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  108. I'm 13 quilt years old! Funny... I don't feel 13. I feel much older! Good luck on your new book :)

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  109. Happy birthday to you, i love your concept Scrap therapy. I would love to win that book. Thanks.
    email: gaeou68@yahoo.ca

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