When the cat is away, the mice play GIVEAWAY!

It is 2am, and I am packing and getting ready to leave for St Louis.


Since the cat is going to be away, I think it’s perfectly fine to let the mice play a little and have a GIVEAWAY! 

Between now and next Tuesday (May 23, 2017), comment in the comment section and tell me 3 things about yourself — and I will pick a winner (or two) to receive a giveaway of goodies, including a few things I will be bringing back from Market!

Meanwhile, I will be posting on Instagram under ivory_spring the little things of Quilt Market that I see!  Quilts are a given at Market, but I am always amazed at the decorative props brought to Market to make the event alive!


Alrightie, Friends… a lot of things have to happen before I can leave, including setting out outfits for Miss Baby for the next few days just to make things easier at home.  So, I’d better run for now.

Have a great weekend, and Happy Armed Forces Day (today!).

186 thoughts on “When the cat is away, the mice play GIVEAWAY!

  1. 1. I love every color but brown, unless it is in the form of chocolate or coffee.
    2. I am a ride in the front car roller coaster girl.
    3. I am obsessed with quilting!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. How about 3 little known things outside of quilting?
    1. I am obsessed with Humming Birds
    2. I love Shakespeare
    3. I am crazy about Sunflowers and Orchids

  3. 1. My favourite colour is lime green.
    2. I love home made Chai Latte.
    3. Of course I love quilting, but I also love spring time in the garden too.

  4. 1. I absolutely love cats.

    2. I’m obsessive about cutting and trimming plants in my garden.

    3. I’m ecstatic my daughter loves needlework, knitting, sewing and quilting as much as I do.

  5. What a fun idea, Wendy! Enjoy Quilt Market :-)
    1. I love PINK.
    2. I’m a night owl, not an early riser (but wish it was the other way around!)
    3. When I have to fill in some time, and I don’t have any hand stitching to do, I enjoy exercising my brain by puzzling over cryptic crosswords.

  6. Besides the love of quilting:
    1. I am the first girl born in 50 years on my father’s side and my nephew had the first girl born since me which had been 50 years.
    2. My husband and I met in a hog barn when I was at my girlfriend’s dad’s farm and we will be married 31 years in July.
    3. I love sunflowers and chickens

  7. 1. I am a New Zealander living in Tasmania, Australia.
    2. I have wallabies, bandicoots, pademelons, rabbits and possums running or hopping around outside my house.
    3. Love cats, quilting and purple.

  8. Have a great time!!!
    1. I,m getting my first grandson on June 9th. Super excited!
    2. I work for a medical company. My job there is to assemble by hand products to be used on infants, many within days of their birth.
    3. I have a 2 year old granddaughter. She calls me ” mammy” . She is the light of my life.

  9. 1. I have been sewing since I was about 7.
    2. I have 10 grandchildren, sadly spread 2000 kilometres apart. Youngest are twins. My oldest are twins.
    3. I’m a part-time Textiles teacher and am thrilled my children exceed me in creativity.

  10. 1. I have been sewing since I was 10
    2. I started my first quilt when I was in high school.
    3. I also hook rugs.

  11. I. I Love to garden.
    2. i like to sewing, people and most colors.
    3. i like to learn new things and the lord.

  12. 1. I’m an organic vegetable gardener.
    2. I have chickens
    3. I love fabric but can’t stand the feel of cotton balls…what’s that all about?

  13. Hi Wendy, have an awesum time away!
    1. My grandson has named me ‘Daa’, we don’t know why, but I love it!
    2. I have ‘adopted’ an old spinning wheel and am learning to spin.
    3. I love to see my toe nails painted.

  14. 1. I am an identical twin; my twin sister doesn’t quilt, but she knits and crochets.
    2. I never expected to spend as much time sewing and thinking about quilting as I do.
    3. I’ve made 20 Quilts of Valor, and will be attending a QOV presentation today.

  15. 1. I love Scotty Dogs.
    2. Quilting and fabrics “get my motor running”.
    3. I am an avid reader of everything.

  16. I always love to learn new things, (especially about sewing or quilting), I really like the color Blue (all shades) and Turtles of all kind rock!! Have a wonderful time on your adventure!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  17. Hope you’re having a great time at Quilt Market. Three things about me: I love to make quilts! I enjoy canning our garden produce. And I coordinate a small quilting ministry at our local church.

  18. I have been quilting for 25 years. I joined instagram to post pictures, but my tracphone takes crappy pictures. I have 2 long haired cats, so my projects always have fur attached.
    cork at pa.rr.com

  19. My grandmother gave me a box of fabric pieces already cut and the pattern for my first quilt when I was a young teenager.
    I have way too much fabric but some days I don’t think I have enough!
    My goal for 2017 is to completely finish one quilt per week, quilted and bound. I am up to date so far.

  20. I have been married to my best friend/boy friend from high school.,52 year!
    I love sewing: handwork and machine.
    I have been quilting for 2 years, love it.

  21. 1. I love living in the country
    2. I enjoy a glass of wine on the back porch
    3. My husband of 40 years is very tolerant of my hobby of trying a new recipe at least once a week!
    Have fun at Market and please post lots of IG pix for those of us at home!

  22. 1. I have one very crooked toe on each foot — just like my grandmother!
    2. I make lots of lists.
    3. I like to cook and try new recipes.

  23. Hi Wendy, wish you lots of fun at St Louis
    I am french canadian and love internet
    I quilt, knit and paint
    I am a hobbyholic

  24. 1. My husband is a retired minister and we lived in parsonages our entire marriage. Now I don’t have to worry about Trustees I paint the walls bright colors of blues, greens, and Indian Summer Orange.
    2. We have two geriatric Shiba Inus.
    3. My book reviewing gets in the way on my quilting! Worst part is reviewing quilt books because I want to make all of the quilts!

  25. Hi, Wendy! Have a great trip!
    1. I have been in both a tornado and a house fire–also earthquakes.
    2. I’m currently raising 2 bottle/bucket calves. My hands are full, but I love every minute!
    3. My favorite flowers are calla lilies, bouganvilla, lantana, poppies and pretty much everything not hardy in zone 6.
    …only 3?

  26. Hi Wendy,
    1. I am a Compliance Manager for a Bank
    2 I am also a 1:12 scale dollhouse miniature hobbyist
    3. I am a thread addict………..lol
    Enjoy your time at Market!

  27. 1. I have been sewing since I was eight years old, and now I’m 67!!
    2. I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 48 years.
    3. I love to quilt, sew, or craft and you can tell it by my large collections of fabric and “stuff” I might need some day!!

  28. 1. I must have one glass of Coke Cola every day. I need my caffeine cold.
    2. I relate to Tigger the tiger and his song: The most wonderful thing about Tiggers is I’m the only one! I love being the only one of me on the planet.
    3. I love to take road trips and discover the U.S. So far I’ve been to 42 states and seen so many wonderful things that are awe inspiring, not to mention all the quilt shops that I’ve discovered.

  29. Wendy,
    Have a great time in St Louis. Mmm! 3 things about me.
    1) In 2018 I turn 60.
    2) We have the most adorable 10 grandchildren in the world.
    3) Our 3rd son and family are missionaries in Aomori Japan sent out from our church, Heritage Baptist Church.
    I love gardening, cooking, helping in K-5, quilting of course, when I have time.
    Have a wonderful day!

  30. Have fun in St. Louis!!!
    1. I enjoy super of tea or two!
    2. Quilting is my passion
    3. I love birds

  31. Have fun at market…I look forward to seeing what interesting things you find and share with us!
    1. I love free motion and consider myself adept at it
    2. I love chocolate!
    3. I love to travel and am currently in Boston to watch my youngest graduate from college tomorrow!

  32. I love fabric. That led to my quilting hobby.
    I like to dance and try to attend a dance every week.
    I’ve been happily married to my high school sweetheart for 55 years.

  33. I have two sons, both in their early twenties.
    I’ve a ‘fatal attraction’ fabric obsession (and don’t want treatment!).
    I live in beautiful, sunny Colorado (where we had a huge mid-May snow storm!).

  34. I’ve recently retired! I love quilting – started in 1995 and have become an addict with fabric. I love all types of fabric. Thanks for a chance to win.

  35. 1) I am the 5th of my parents 10 children–God bless them both and RIP!
    2) I am a school nurse at a school for student with special needs.
    3) My 4th and youngest child is graduating from college this weekend! 4 kids through college in 9 years! We are sooo proud of them all!

    Enjoy the weekend and ST. Louis!

  36. I love fishing and caught a 40 lb. Kenai River king salmon.
    I am in love with fabric!
    I love to travel and see new places.

  37. My favorite color is anything in the purple/violet range.
    I love hummingbirds.
    I love to garden even though the deer and other wildlife are driving me crazy.
    Have fun at Market.

  38. 1. I started quilting in 2001 when my Mother-in-Law gifted us a quilt. I couldn’t wait to take a piecing class & make my first quilt. I was hooked from the first moment.

    2. We raise box turtle in our back yard. It’s been turned into a turtle garden for 3 generations of our friends.

    3. We recently retired to the beautiful Texas Hill Country in Central Texas, and we’re surrounded by wild flowers & everything green.

  39. Hmmm….1) I once had 19 cats—all rescued strays but now only have 1 cat, 1 dog, 2 goats and
    9 chickens.
    2) My 3 grandbabies call me “Gammie”.
    3) I was named after a little girl who fell into an abandoned well in the 40’s–Kathy
    Fiscus. Mom read the story as a teenager and it stayed with her.

  40. 1. I have been quilting for over 25 years and the day is not complete unless I sew, even if it is
    one seam.
    2. I am a Big Ten football fan
    3. I have the pleasure of being a care giver for my husband who has Alzheimer’s

  41. 1. I love piecing and am now practicing everyday to be a better free motion quilter.
    2. I taught my granddaughter at age 7 now to quilt and she has now completed 3 by age 9.
    3. Elizabeth Taylor and I shared one measurement – our height.

  42. I enjoy baking – not so much cooking; I love fabric and I love hand work – stitching.

  43. Have fun at Quilt Market Wendy.
    1. I started quilting at age 62 and wish I would have started sooner.
    2. I like Siamese cats.
    3. I am an Ohio State Buckeye fan …….. GO BUCKS!

  44. Hi! Have fun at Quilt Market.
    Three things about me:
    – I live in northern Virginia.
    – Bought my first sewing machine at the age of 40.
    – I have a goal to improve my free motion quilting skills.

  45. 1. My favorite time of the day is watching the sun rise not only because of the beautiful colors but also because there are so many possibilities ahead!
    2. I enjoy smelling the fresh air after a spring rainfall.
    3. I love hearing the crickets and frogs sing duets in the evening!

  46. Hi, wish I could be there:) Three things about me are: I live in a log cabin my husband and I built. My sewing room is in a sun room overlooking the lake. I have a big beautiful rescued dog that I walk 3 miles with almost every day.

  47. Hope you see lots of interesting things at Quilt Market. I follow your blog every day…..
    Three things about me – love free motion quilting, retired and caregiver for husband, and try to have time to quilt every day with my cat watching every move.

  48. Have fun at market! I live on a river in Maryland, my sewing space overlooks the river, and I just love sewing there!

  49. 1. I recently retired so can now spend more time on my hobby / addiction.
    2.I live in the wide open prairie of Canada
    3. I love early mornings – a fresh new day.

    Thanks so much for sharing. I love your blog

  50. I think it would be so cool to attend quilt market. So nice that you will share!! Three things about me…
    1. I just started La Passacaglia! Yikes!
    2. I also love to bake!
    3. We’ve adopted the sweetest older rescue dog, Mulligan. As in golf, he’s getting a ‘do-over!’ Sometimes I think that would be a good term to use for our quilts. Sometimes I start a quilt, don’t care for it and it becomes a UFO. Sometimes I give the UFO’s a mulligan. Get it back out, change it up and give it a new life! (Sorry for the ramble!)

  51. 1. I love the ocean.
    2. Enjoy sew days with friends.
    3. I have a calico cat, Patches, who is nine but thinks she’s a kitten, keeps us moving.

  52. I’ve been quilting since 1978…my how fabrics and my tastes have changed!
    Been married to my best friend for almost 46 years (26 1/2 years of those as an Air Force wife).
    Have two wonderful sons and four perfect grandchildren!
    Hope Quilt Market is fun for you!

  53. Love being a grandma,
    Love quilting, both by hand and machine,
    Can never keep my sewing space tidy.

  54. Have fun at Quilt Market!
    Three things about me:
    1. I love the colors in the sky during sunset….
    2. I love to hand piece and hand quilt my projects…
    3. I love Italian food, with a glass of Chianti….

  55. Have fun at the market! And thanks for thinking of us too!
    First: I designed my first appliques and it is so much fun!
    Second: I love to stitch and to sew by hand
    third: we have the blessing to care for a big garden. it is much work, but also just a beautifu place to be and to enjoy!

  56. Have a wonderful trip to St. Louis!
    Three things about me:
    1. I still remember the first time I was allowed to play with needle, thread, a bit of cloth, and an embroidery hoop! I was about 6 years old and was SO delighted to be “sewing.”
    2. I try to make time for stitching something every day.
    3. I love a good “road trip” with my hubby, but miss my sewing room when we’re away from home. I usually try to pack some kind sewing project I can work on while we’re away from home.

  57. I have just read all of the replies ^^ and all of them are so inspiring and fun.
    Dear Wendy, I hope you have a lovely time at the St Louis Quilt Market.
    Three things about me?
    1. I used to be super strong and athletic and for 15 years I did figure skating and ice dancing almost every day!! just for fun. Then one day I thought “hmm I miss sewing” and I put my $500 skates on a shelf.
    Every now and then I try them on.
    2. This past 5 years, my life has completely changed: I am a caregiver to my 93 year old dad, my beloved mum died last October after caring for her for 4 years after her stroke. I am a mother in law to two wonderful young smart men.I am a gramma. My sweet cherished kitty,, Pierro died at age 8 due to medical error.
    I am happily married to my sweet hubbs for 32 years.
    My youngest daughter is expecting a baby in August and she and her hubbs do not want to know the gender. All of us think the babe will be a boy haha
    3. I love sewing and giving my creations to friends, family

    Again, have a marvelous time with quilting friends!!

    • I love your post – So many fun and interesting things in your life! And I completely agree, they have all been so fun and positive to read!

  58. Three things about me.
    1) I love to sew and give most of what I make away
    2) have been married for 35 wonderful years
    3) my favorite thing to eat is something crunchy

  59. So commented before I read others and they are so much more verbose so I am commenting again. LOL
    1. I have 7 grandchildren and they call me Grana.
    2. I live in Fl in the summer and play tennis and NC, with my beautiful mountains, in the summer where I run and hike.
    3. I can remember sitting on my Grandmother’s lap and sewing on her treadle Singer sewing machine piecing a quilt square. God is good. ☺️

  60. I am a 5th generation quilter.
    Love working in my garden.
    I love learning new hints and being creative!
    Thanks for this opportunity!

  61. I try to get 10,000 steps each day and won’t quilt until I’m done (most of the time)
    I have been quilting for almost 2 years
    I enjoy roadtrips and beach trips

    Have a great time at market!

  62. I’m a mom to a priest, an IT guy, and a welder. (Sounds like the beginning of a good joke …)
    I’m owned by a 17 pound cat who’s my constant companion.
    I know more about how cars work than my husband does since I’m the daughter of a mechanic.

  63. I’m going to be a Grandma in December! That’s the best gift. I’ve been married to a wonderful man for 30 years and I am mom to 3 adult kids and 2 cats and 1 dog.

  64. Hmm…three things?
    1. I have a degree in Home Economics, but work in Human Resources
    2. I consider myself a traditional quilter and love all things 30s repros
    3. I am so jealous of you being at Market less than 20 miles from my house! I keep looking for quilting world stars when I am out shopping but haven’t seen any! :)

  65. Enjoy St. Louis!
    1. I’ve been quilting 28 years.
    2. In the spring, I spend hours in the garden.
    3. I am recently retired.

  66. 1. I’m working on my third version of “A View from the Bay.”
    2. I don’t remember when I started quilting, but I started keeping track around the year 2000.
    3. Both volumes of my published kids’ Bible curriculum have won awards.

    I hope you can find my friend Reba with Majestic Batiks at Market!

  67. 1. I always follow the recipe or pattern exactly except for!!!!
    2. I do not do Facebook or carry a cell phone except for road trips.
    3. I get a lot more quilting done since I discovered auido books.

  68. 1. I love my 2-year-old granddaughter!
    2. Her mother is expecting another and we will find out the gender in a couple weeks.
    3. I spend way too much time on the computer!! LOL!

    Have fun at Quilt Market!

  69. 1. I’ve worked in 2 quilt shops, currently working in the second one
    2. I’ve been quilting for 20 years
    3. I love making my own layer cakes, jelly rolls and fat quarters from my stash, just tie them with a pretty ribbon and it looks like you bought them.

  70. I too hope you are having a lovely time here in St Louis!
    1. I keep a flock of about a dozen chickens for eggs and for their hard work in the garden.
    2. I am enjoying learning to quilt since retiring.
    3. I love to read and garden and play with my older Bernina 830Record.

  71. 1. I am into using essential oils and love how different oils affect my body in different ways so naturally.
    2. We have an RV and travel. I take one of my sewing machines and sit outside and piece my quilts. A plus to this is that people walking by will stop and tell me all about their grandmothers and the quilts she make.
    3. Am learning to quilt my own quilts and I love it. Would love to have a long-arm.

  72. I LOVE anything quilting!
    I am partial to “miniature quilts”, miniature horses, houses anything!
    Lucky enough to be a grandmother 4 times (even though doctors told me years ago that my only daughter would never conceive!) ha ha ha
    Thank you!

  73. I love cats and quilts.
    My favorite color is turquoise.
    I love to sing to music from the 60’s and 70’s while I sew.

  74. Hi,
    1) We waited 12 years to have our 1 child, a son who is graduating from high school with honors next month. I’m so nervous about college. He is my pride and joy!
    2) I lied on my drivers license, it says I’m 4-11 and I’m really 4-9. 😛
    3) I LOVE everything about quilting! My sewing room is where I de-stress, make gifts and pet the pretty fabric.
    I hope your having a fantastic time, please post pictures if you can, so that we can all enjoy it through you. Thanks, Toni Anne ;->

  75. I’m thinking about you being at market and even though it’s hectic there, I know you are enjoying the experience to the hilt!!!
    1. I totally love to use red in my quilts.
    2. Working in my flower beds gives me much peace.
    3. I feed hundreds of humming birds everyday!!

  76. I love Quilting. I feed the addiction by making quilts for the local NICU. I’m trying to become my improvisational in my quilts. I really love trying new techniques.

  77. I have my Life Masters from the American Contract Bridge League
    I have a debilitating disease
    My disease does not stop me from enjoying life to the best of my ability

  78. Thank you for you offer to share, little mouse!!
    1. I am a 6th generation Texan and rancher in the Texas Hill Country on the ranch my ggrandfather first settled, with my husband of 42 years!!
    2. I am GMomma to three wonderful little grandsons.
    3. We have three amazing grown children, daughter with grands and two sons not yet married!!
    Really enjoy your blog and your amazing talents. Have fun at Market!!

  79. I love photography–
    I love being creative–like we are when making quilts–
    I love nature (except those darn snakes–they still give me the ‘willy’s’!!)
    ohhh-and I love blogging and reading blog sites-
    so thank you for yours–have fun–
    enjoy the moments, diane

  80. Quilting is my therapy. I love to retreat to my sewing room.
    I am teaching my first quilting class this month on free motion quilting with rulers on a domestic machine. I am nervous because it is full of ladies from my guild.
    I hide fabric from my hubby. Don’t tell.

  81. I love to quit, I love to read, I like taking photos of all kinds. Chances to win are high on my list, so I enter whenever I can. Enjoy your time at Quilt Market.

  82. Thank you for sharing goodies from market.
    1. I’m a maker and crafter. Quilting is my obsession but I enjoy many crafts. 2. Momma and grandma, which is delightful. 3. A Christian, and I try to represent my savior as I walk through this world.

  83. I am recently retired and focused on building my quilting skills. In preparation for this new chapter, we added a studio to our home. Next steps include learning g to confidently quilt on my DSM.

  84. Have a super-duper time at Quilt Market!!
    I love the color pink, any shade!
    I can never have too many flowers 🌺, both inside and out!
    I have a super husband of almost 53 years, four marvelous children and their fantastic spouses, and nine amazing Grandchildren! Happy me!!

  85. Hi Wendy, 1. Love Jesus 2. Love my Family 3. Love Quilting ! Thank You for Your inspiration,Blog+giveaway! Happy Spring to You!

  86. Thanks for the giveaway. Have great fun at Market. My three things are:
    1. I luckily was able to retire at 55 and have greatly enjoyed sewing for family and charity for the past 10 years.
    2. My sewing room is messy, and I wish it weren’t.
    3. I have a wonderful husband who loves to see what I’m making.

  87. I am a Quilter, live on a cattle ranch and am a Grandmother.

  88. 1. I was very blonde as a child. Now that I’m an adult, my hair is brown, and I’m always a little
    shocked when I see myself in photos–especially if they’re taken from behind–and realize
    that the dark-haired woman is me.
    2. I’m a very political person, have been since I was in my late teens. Yet some of my closest
    friendships are with people whose political affiliations are the opposite of mine.
    3. I love stories, especially ongoing ones. I prefer television over movies, and love books that
    are part of a series.

  89. Have a fun time in St. Louis, Wendy, and thank you for the chance at this giveaway. Here are my three things: 1. I’ve sewn since I was 5 years old. 2. Fabric scraps were my favorite “toys” since age 1 1/2 years. 3. I like to design my own quilts.

  90. I have lived in Africa and traveled in several of the countries., plus most of the USA, Canada and Mexico. 2. I have been sewing since I was very young, for my doll.-Barbie doll to wedding dresses. 3. I lettered in tennis in high school and college.

  91. My major 3 things:
    1. I wish life would quit interrupting my sewing time.
    2. I have so many ideas in my mind to make that I will never get them done.
    3. I love my husband more than life itself, (why won’t he help me sew?)

  92. 1.I have been married for almost 32 years.
    2. We have 6 children whom we have home educated graduating 4 from high school at home, with 2 more to finish up. 3 of the oldest have graduated from universities and one more has her associates degree from junior college.
    3. I love to make scrappy quilts.
    I am amazed at the amount of designing you do and I love your Bleecker Street quilt. Thanks so much! K-

  93. I’ve been sewing since I was 11 years old, I work best when I have a deadline, and this weekend I have a project half finished which is entered in our Guild show this Thursday. Better get to the sewing machine!

  94. I love to quilt but in the summer time I spend most of my time outdoors gardening. After 18 years in the same house I finally convinced my husband to paint color on the walls yea I am so happy there is no white through out the house.

  95. 1. I spend too many hours reading quilting blogs, but I learn a lot.
    2. I like to finish one project before starting the next.
    3. I’d rather quilt than do yardwork. In fact, I’d rather almost anything than do yardwork.

  96. 1. My mom is a phenomenal seamstress, but I just began two years ago at the age of 40.
    2. I have a dog, two cats, two ferrets, some fish and a rabbit in my household.
    3. I love camping, but only primitive.
    I hope you have a great time at Quilt Market!

  97. I am a North Carolinian born and raised. I have been making quilts since 1990 when I was a stay at home mom. There are NO colors I don’t like!

  98. I live in New Zealand, retired so am a full time quilt maker and I also make embroidered quilt blocks that the get sewn into quilts. Have a rewarding trip to market, wish I was there too.

  99. Have fun at market!
    1. I have been doing handwork since I was 5 years old.
    2. I worked as a librarian in a small northwest Montana town.
    3. I love sunflowers, yellow roses, and all things yellow.

  100. 1. I love making handmade gifts, and giving them away.
    2. I have more fabric in my stash than I’ll ever use.
    3. I collect vintage sewing machines, because I love their shapes and history.

  101. Enjoy the market! Wish I was able to go with you!!!!
    1. On Thursday (25th), my husband and I will have been married 49 years!
    2. In high school, I twirled a fire-baton, got it caught behind me, and burned the back of my legs (knee area) …… (not bad burns, but our school never allowed fire twirling again).
    3. When I was about 11, I dropped a hot iron in my lap. It landed squarely on top of both legs and severely burned them. I still have the scars showing the tip of the iron on my right leg, and the back of the iron on the left. (ruined my whole summer — no swimming!!!)
    4. I no longer iron while sitting down!!!!!!!!

  102. I loved reading everybody’s three things about themselves.
    1. When I met my future husband, he was instrumental is leading me to saving faith. That was almost 44 years ago.
    2. I home-schooled my children for 24 years. Two of which are now college graduates.
    3. I’m an avid reader, and have written two novels. They need editing, and I’d love to have them published.

  103. This is so great!
    I learned to quilt from our neighbor.
    Working with color excites me.
    I enjoy piecing is my favorite part.

  104. I love the big cats.
    I love to read.
    I love the color red..
    Have a great trip and thanks for the giveaway! (These posting are a fun read.)

  105. Today is my birthday.
    I have been a quilter for almost 40 years.
    I love using reproduction fabrics in my quilt.
    Thanks for opportunity.

  106. I am retired so now I can sew more.
    I love mixing fabric colors and prints.
    My other love is playing tenor steelpan (drum) in the community college band.
    I wish I could go to Quilt Market and meet you and all the other talented quilt makers, fabric and pattern designers, and see all the new products.
    Have fun!

  107. Hi Wendy,
    1. I have enjoyed reading all of the comments and know that we have kindred spirits everywhere in the quilting world.
    2. I have become addicted to hand-applique and reproduction fabrics.
    3. I’m working on my first judged challenge quilt for the Bayside Quilters (Easton, MD) for our guild show June 2, 3 and 4 in Oxford, MD. I can walk to the show!

  108. Looks like fun!

    Let’s see – 3 things about me:

    1. I like pink alone and in combination with other colors.
    2. I have 1 adorable 3-year-old grandson. :)
    3. I love to read.

  109. i’m a woman, wife, mother and grandmother and love it
    i love the color green
    i’m totally hooked on quilting!
    thanks for the chance to win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  110. So many choices!
    1. I have been married for 22 years–to the same awesome guy!
    2. We have 1son, 2 kitties and a snapping turtle.
    3. I may have a slight problem saying no to buying fabric and books!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  111. I live on a farm in Nebraska. I have been quilting for over 30 years and I love it. In the past 2 years I have refinished and reupholstering 3 old chairs.

  112. I have been quilting for over 25 years. I am a caregiver to my daughter. I am learning to weave. My hobbies provide so much comfort, relaxation and fun for me! Thanks for the chance.

  113. Have an inspirational and prosperous time in St. Louis (though pic looks like Houston….).
    I love kitties. Have waaaaay too much fabric. And it seems like I never have enough time to quilt.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  114. 1. I start each day with two cups of coffee and a Killer Sudoku game.
    2. I love sewing for children using novelty fabrics: cats, butterflies, rocket ships and more!
    3. I’m a complete introvert, but have no fear of public speaking. What’s up with that?

  115. 1. Before I learned how to quilt I was obsessed with muslin/cottons. When I married 45 years ago I wanted my dress made out of muslin..ha
    2. I am a voracious reader.
    3. obsessed with the color/shades of purple.

  116. Have a blast at Market! 1. I wish I was going, and getting to meet you in person. 2. I have a new pattern coming out soon for Island Batik, and my quilt may be at Market in the Zen section of their booth. 3. I’m also an Aurifil Artisan, and I’m so excited! Hugs!

  117. I have only been quilting for about 3 years . I got into it because I wanted to do something after I retired and I taught myself to hand embroider . I did 12 – 16 inch blocks of Butterfly lady . When I finished them I didn’t know what to do with them. I taught myself how to quilt so I would be able to use the blocks and then I got addicted.

  118. So, I’ll try to list some that you may not know. I am the webmaster for my quilt guild. I’ve been married to the same man for 33 years and we dated for 6 years before we got married. I have a nephew that received a doctorate in Computer Science last weekend!

  119. My body is old and decrepit, my heart and mind are still very young,
    You wouldn’t want to eat off of my floor, so set your plate on that quilted tablecloth
    I used to use two clocks, so I had more time to sew and quilt, then this idea came to me ..
    I took the batteries out of the clocks, and now I can sew forever !!!

  120. 1. I loved the Harmony Bright quilt along; I just quilted it last week.
    2. My husband & I travel in an RV; we’ll be heading north this summer, and my quilting is going with me.
    3. I’m teaching my niece to quilt; she is loving it and doing great with it.

    Happy Quilt Market!

  121. I love quilts, grandchild # 15 is on the way, hubby and I just celebrated our 45th anniversary.

  122. My Mother taught me to sew when I was 7, I love to do all types of needle crafts, and my husband, myself and our dog named Christmas are a therapy dog team and love to make all sorts of visits.

  123. 1. I am the mother of 7 sons and they all lived to adulthood.
    2. I never touched a sewing machine until I took a class in college.
    3. Quilting is more than a hobby, it is my way of life now. LOL. At least that is what my husband thinks. But he has caught the bug and has even purchased his own machine rather than wait for his turn on my sewing machine.

  124. 3 things, eh? First, and foremost, I am quilting obsessed (oh dear! you already knew that!!!!). Ummm……I have THE BEST bloggy friends evahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!. AND I/we have THE MOST adorable great grands anywhere!!!!!!!!!! Have fun at market……hugs……….

  125. I have addictions to anything stitching or quilting.
    I’m in the middle of restoring a civil war home.
    Have become obsessed with gardening.

  126. mom taught me to sew when I was 7, I have been making quilts for 6 yrs, goal is to make a quilt for each of my 8 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.

  127. Our flag was flying today! You are going to have an amazing time at market and I can’t wait to hear all about it. 1.) I love anything that involves a needle (even nursing) 2. I love gardening and 3. I love homemaking.

  128. Have fun at market!
    1. Aqua is the color of my life.
    2. I am a Vet RN, cat whisperer
    3. I make market samples for French General, Moda and AGF

  129. 1. My favorite color is aquamarine
    2. I make quilts for a quilt ministry and love doing it.
    3. Spring is my favorite season of the year.

  130. Hi Wendy, thank you for the give away. I hope you have a fabulous time at market!! My 3 things to share with you are:

    1. I live about as far away from you as is possible and still be in the USA! I live in a small remote town in Alaska. Right where the trans Alaska pipeline ends and the oil is loaded into tankers.

    2. Like you, I’m an engineer, but I’m the civil type. I was the first female to get a master’s in CE from UAF (University of Alaska Fairbanks) many years ago.

    3. I apparently love your quilt designs and patterns. When browsing for a quilt magazine to purchase I invariably choose one that has one of your quilts on the cover or inside!

    Keep on creating!!

  131. Hi Wendy, Have a great time at market. It is always a whirlwind and very tiring, but so great to see friends seldom seen and catch up.
    1. I love to read. If I’m not sewing, I’m usually reading. Kindle Unlimited has been my greatest friend.
    2. I love music, everything except jazz and rap/hip hop.
    3. I see myself getting more like my Mother every year and I try very hard to not let it scare me.

  132. Hope you have fun at Quilt Market!!
    1. I love to create and quilting is my pleasure.
    2. I have 2 children going to college (we just lost our fur baby of 13.5 years in the fall).
    3. i live in a very small community and the one I was born in.

  133. 1. I am a Northern Ontario Canadian girl.
    2. I love traditional quilts.
    3. I have 2 daughters and no sons so I was thrilled when the girls produced 3 grandsons.
    Although the boys are becoming young men now, I still count my lucky stars for a perfect family.

  134. I am hooked on Shih Tzus doggies.
    I am a widow of two years.
    I use my left over quilting materials to make rugs.

  135. 1 I’m a New Yorker but living in Georgia. this was a huge adjustment.
    2 I’m having eye surgery in 2 weeks, on my retina. I’m very nervous that I won’t be able to see clearly again.
    3 i’m retired and up till this eye injury, retirement was wonderful.

  136. 1) My CAT Mary Alyce makes me laugh, every single day. 2) I have been quilting 27 years. 3) ODD FACT: I have NEVER had a cup of coffee…but I might pull a rotary blade on you if you get between me and my Yin Hao Jasmine Green TEA!!!♡♡♡♡♡

  137. 1) I have two grandchildren who are now 5 & 6 that I have watched since birth and they are the light in my eyes, what a Blessing it is to be a grandmother.
    2) Besides quilting and embroidery, I love to bake and decorate cookies and cakes, all of which is being passed onto my little ones.
    3) I enjoy thrift store and garage sale shopping, finding treasures to decorate my house with.
    Thank you for the chance at your drawing

  138. 1. I’m torn between my love of traditional quilts and the lure of modern designs.
    2. I love bright colors, but I also adore low volume fabrics and Japanese taupes.
    3. I lose my sewing mojo between big projects and sometimes it takes a while to get it back.

  139. 1 Baseball is the only sport i will watch
    2 I can’t not resist picking my cats up and cuddling with them
    3 Every few months I obsess about buying a sewing machine but decide not to because there are three already in my house

  140. 1. I have sewn most of my life, making my first quilt in 1976.
    2. I love to help others learn how to sew clothing or quilts.
    3. I am sending some of my extra fabric to a Facebook friend, so she can make quilts which she shares with others.

  141. 1. I have been an Ivory Spring “stalker” for years!
    2. I have been a quilter for more than 35 years.
    3. I now primarily teach machine quilting classes and LOVE it.

  142. 1 I have been quilting for more than 25 years.
    2 I love the stories behind any and all quilts.
    3 I love touching fabric, whether in shops or in my stash.

  143. I’m a retired RN, a self-taught quilter and I love cats and dogs.. but have none at the moment!!
    Thank you!

  144. 1. I love my 3 Persian cats and my Sheltie.
    2. I love spending time with my family and friends.
    3. I love sewing, quilting, jewelry making and gardening.

  145. I am biologist by profession
    I am a mother of five (and newly grandma :o) )
    I love and do patchwork and quilting more than 20 years

  146. 1. I moved to St. Louis area about 2 months ago. (Sure wish I could go to Quilt Market even as a fly on the wall lol)
    2. I am dying to sew but working a lot on the new house and garden
    3. I am blind in one eye but continue to challenge myself with quilting because I enjoy it so much

  147. I’ve only been quilting for about 3 years
    I’m expecting my first grandchild in September (the day before my birthday!!)
    I was a speech pathologist for thirty years before I retired

  148. We hope to sell our house and move closer to St. Louis to be near grandsons.
    I taught sewing many yrs ago in Home Economics.
    I love to do appliqué mostly by hand and sometimes by machine.

  149. My son and daughter pretty much forced me to make my first two quilts.
    That was almost 15 years ago.
    I recently bought a sit down long arm and I love it, even though life has kind of gotten in the way of using it lately.

  150. I am a mother of 7, (3 step children), grandmother of 9 and great-gma of 2.
    Only have finished 1 baby “quilt”. (Have made many blankets)
    Love collecting fabric for future quilts. :)

  151. 1. I love cats, and I treat my kitty cat like a baby! 2. I started making bags and sewing on a machine in my early 50’s. 3. I play flute and ring hand bells at my church.

  152. 1. I am obsessed with photographing the Northern Lights
    2. I love winter and being outside in the cold
    3. I love to kayak during our short summer

  153. 1) I love family,2) I love quilting,3) I love music,travel, and work as a medical lab tech.

  154. 1. I’ve been sewing since I was small — guess that’s coming up on 60 years.
    2. I have a cat who is 17 years old. He’s about as arthritic as I am.
    3. My greatest regret is never having had children.

  155. 1. I live in West Michigan for the love of my mother-in-law and step-father-in-law.
    2. I love my Bengal kitties.
    3. I balance my law/science career with the are if quilting and have since I was 21 (11 years).

  156. 1. Recently retired, more time for quilting!
    2. Love my 4 grandsons!
    3. I am amazed at all you do and your creativity!

  157. I’ve been sewing since I was nine, starting with doll clothes. Yesterday I turned 78 and am still kicking. Presently direct a choral group at church, a community handbell choir and four arms of the Fiber Arts Program at a well-known Folk School in NC. Love it all!

  158. 1. I love symmetry and asymmetry.
    2. I love purple and green. The colors of royalty and “quiet money”.
    3. I am amazed by your work.

  159. Hi! I’ve been quilting for five years and I’m loving every minute of it. I have a cute little Maltese puppy. I’m always eager to learn new quilt techniques.

  160. 1. I love beautiful machine quilting.
    2. Blue and white is a favorite color plan.
    3. My family is great!

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