Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Christmas Gifts for Quilters 6 (+giveaway)

So, once again, here is a button you can grab for your blog.  The button links back to the original intro post for this series and, over time, that post will link to all the subsequent posts in the series so just leave the button lying around when friends and relatives are around and hope that they click through and get some great ideas of what to get you for Christmas.  And just in case none of your relatives are showing any interest in any of these great ideas, there's a giveaway at the end of the post.

Christmas Gifts for Quilters
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The winner of the Hurricane FQ solid bundle from Alice at Backstitch is:


 And she has chosen the beautiful Sea bundle:


Now this week's suggested Christmas present for any quilter friend of yours will come as no surprise.  How about a year's subscription to the wonderful e-zine Fat Quarterly.  Do you know Fat Quarterly?  When I was in the infancy of my quilting last year, I started to notice sneaky little pictures coming up on Flickr of projects that were going into a new modern quilting e-zine.



The contributors were a gang of the cool kids on the block of modern quilting.  That team has changed over time and now consists of John, Katy, Tacha, Brioni and now ... drum roll ... me.


The e-zine comes out quarterly and there is usually an annual bonus issue for subscribers too.  It is packed full of projects, ideas, tutorials, information, challenges, interviews and is fun, informative and inspiring.  To my mind there is not another quilting magazine out there yet that comes close to how current, modern and inspirational this magazine is.  Issues can be bought from the Fat Quarterly website where you can also buy an annual subscription.  The e-zine is then delivered straight to your in-box to be read from your computer, laptop, iPad or, if you prefer to read it the old fashioned way (I know I do), you can of course print it out.


And so I am giving away today one annual subscription to Fat Quarterly and the winner will be drawn this time next week (16 November).  To be in with a chance of winning:

1.   Comment to say you follow this blog.
2.   Spread the word about the giveaway - facebook, blog, twitter etc.
3.   And an additional chance to enter for bloggers, Grab the button and put it on your blog:

Fat Quarterly
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198 comments:

  1. LIly,
    Your work is amazing.Nothing more natural than having you in it!!

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  2. What a wonderful giveaway!! And congrats to you for being part of the team at FQ! I am currently a follower, and will now go add the button and promote your giveaway in my next post. Thanks for this generous opportunity!

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  3. Go team you! I didn't get the chance to comment on your other post due to a big burt of real life happening but well done! :)
    (We knew you were one of the cool kids anyway!)

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  4. I'm a follower. I have been sorely tempted by Fat Quarterly but haven't bought an issue yet.

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  5. I'll be good and do a blog posting, with the buttons, you know I follow (OK stalk)- and again congratulations on joining Fat Quarterly
    I have been considering subscribing but I'd stopped buying magazines as they were so repetitive and didn't do much for modern quilting fads - I may have to now reconsider

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  6. I follow your blog, and I retweeted your tweet on twitter, and also added the button to my blog. thanks!

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  7. Congrats on joining FQ!
    I love following your blog - such great work.
    Gemma
    x

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  8. I follow your blog.. and about to retweet your tweet

    www.noaslibellule.blogspot.com

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  9. I follow your blog. Great giveaway!

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  10. I've been following for a while thanks to Madame Samm. Congrats on the new assignment. Very cool!

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  11. I am a follower of your blog. You are giving away some fantastic prizes.

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  12. I've added the button to my blog.

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  13. I've added your button to my sidebar. Thanks.
    http://sideroadstitcher.blogspot.com/

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  14. ......and I snagged the button!

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  15. ......and I twittered, Facebooked and generally sounded the alarm!

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  16. Follower, and so happy about your news with FQ. Congratsz,

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  17. I follow your blog. If I knew how to put a button on my blog, I would. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  18. I've followed your blog for a while now, but I've no blog of my own.

    I will check out the e-mag.

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  19. I added the Fat Quarterly button to my blog

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  20. Have added the button to my blog.

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  21. Looks like great fun. I follow you for great ideas!

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  22. Wow, I would love to win that, how fun! Thanks for a chance! =)

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  23. I am a follower of Lily Quilts. What a great giveaway idea - thanks.

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  24. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/AMKreations/status/134256405115961345

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  25. I also put your button on my sidebar! Thanks again!

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  26. I follow! Thanks for the chance!

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  27. I have a current issue of FQ and love it. I will add their link to my blog! Great giveaway!

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  28. What a great prize! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. Yes, I do follow your blog and a subscription to Fat Quarter would be wonderful.

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  30. Love FQ, as you know, even more now that you're in with the cool gang.

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  31. Button firmly ensconced on sidebar.

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  32. I recently started following your blog, but have seen your work on Flickr for a while now.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love FQ and I think my subscription just ran out, so the timing would be perfect.

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  33. I am a regular follower! Congrats to Patty D!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter another one of your great giveaways :)

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  34. I am so happy you are part of FQ. Yay! I subscribe to your blog through RSS but I'm off to become a follower.

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  35. Lynne: I follow via Google Reader and would love to win the subscription. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  36. Following you... Yay! (no time for more, maybe later xoxo)

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  37. That prize is worth it's weight in gold. Of course I follow you!

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  38. I follow you! Congrats on joining the FQ team! :)

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  39. Nice post.........Personalized christmas gifts ideas,which are the best christmas gifts ideas.so grab your best christmas champagne gifts for this memorable christmas days.

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  40. not only do I follow your blog, you have inspired me to be a modern quilter - love your work.

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  41. I'm a follower! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  42. I following and I so want to win!
    sigrunmoller@web.de

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  43. And taking the button home with me...lol thank you for this chance.

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  44. I follow your blog! Thanks for a great giveaway :)

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  45. I'm a follower. And what a great giveaway!

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  46. follower! (yes, that's where the smell is coming from)

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  47. I'm so excited to see you've been added to the lineup over there.

    I would love to win a years' subscription.

    I'm a follower of yours already. Can't wait to see what you come up with in the next issue.

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  48. I follow your wonderful blog and was so thrilled to hear your news that you are now part of the FQ team! Yaaay you!!

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  49. I follow your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. I've got the button on my blog at http://salliessampler.blogspot.com.

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  51. I am a follower and a big thank you for the chance to win!

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  52. I'm a faithful follower, marveling at all the lovely things you make! :)

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  53. What a wonderful gift. I enjoy following your blog.

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  54. I follow :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  55. and tweeted about your great giveaway

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  56. And now I've added the FQ button to my blog.
    Check at:
    bettyvanos.blogspot.com

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  57. Awesome quits ... thanks for sharing nice christmas ideas... NOw I am going to buy Christmas Gifts

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  58. I follow you. Another great giveaway too, thanks!

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  59. of course I follow your blog, how could I not!

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  60. I have added the button to www.strawberrypatchramblings.blogspot.com

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  61. I am a follower and fan. Would love to see your work and others in Fat Quarterly.

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  62. Of course I'm a follower!!

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  63. I follow your blog! Congrats to you!!

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  64. I follow follow follow follow, follow the LilysQuilts Road ... Because Because Because Because. Because of the wonderful things she does ... :)

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  65. Yes, staying current is important. I follow.

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  66. Congratulations. I follow your wonderful blog. C

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  67. I'm a follower, naturally! Thanks for another great giveaway and congratulations to Patty!

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  68. I follow your posts. And congrats again! How exciting!!

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  69. I entered your month in review and just became a follower. THANK YOU for all the inspiration!!!!

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  70. I have put the button on my blog

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  71. What a fun giveaway! I follow!

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  72. I'm a follower. I love CG4Q! :>

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  73. I added the button to my blog under "Button Love".

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  74. I tweeted the giveaway here.
    https://twitter.com/#!/SunniLoveAffair/status/134377479052869632

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  75. Love your blog. Look forward to seeing what's new. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  76. I am a follower of your blog. Congrats on joining the Fat Quarterly team -- it's a very talented bunch!

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  77. Congratulations and thank you for offering this great giveaway. I know that FQ needs extra hands and your ideas will be a wonderful addition to their e-zine.

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  79. I stalk/follow you, thanks for the chance to win :o)

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  80. I blogged about it here:

    http://thelittlestthistlecraftshop.blogspot.com/2011/11/work-in-progress-wednesday.html

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  81. I added the button to my blog:

    http://thelittlestthistlecraftshop.blogspot.com/

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  82. I'm a follower! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  83. 1. I'm a follower
    2. I posted about the giveaway on my TQS blog, along with the Christmas button.
    3. I added the FQ e-zine button to my blog.
    4. I hope I win!!!!

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  84. I'm a follower. I've been intrigued with FQ but have never experienced anything less than a physical magazine and so have felt uncertain as to how happy I'd be with an electronic one. I'm not keen on printing out a whole magazine. I like reading in bed and since I don't have an iPad ... well ... let's say I'd love to win so I can see if the format works for me.

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  85. I am a follower!!! Yea! Thanks, Lily!

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  86. I follow you! THanks for the chance to win!

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  87. I am a follower! Yay! This would be soooo cool to win. Thanks!

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  88. I tweeted @mimistarquilter.

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  89. i tweeted your post about your #fatquarterly subscription giveaway!

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  90. I love fat quarterly! I also love your blog. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  91. I am a follower. Would love to win, Fat Quarterly is fabulous!!

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  92. I am a follower of your blog! Thanks for a chance to win this awesome giveaway! :)

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  93. i follow. thanks for the chance to win! congrats on becoming part of the FQ team! excellent news!

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  94. YaY! Great combo - you and FatQuarterly. I've been a happy follower for awhile. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  95. I'm following you! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  96. Congrats on your new "job". I follow you through Google reader.

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  97. Congrats! I am a happy follower! Thanks again for the great giveaway.

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  98. I follow the blog! Congrats on joining FQ! jeanine

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  99. ...and I added the button!!! thanks for this great opportunity!
    jeanine

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  100. I follow :)

    Congratulations on joining the Fat Quarterly e-zine team :)

    Susanne

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  101. Congrats on joining FQ and I would love to win a subscription. I am a follower!

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  102. Dear Lynne, did I read right? That you were in the infancy of quilting just last year? Oh wow! Thats amazing progress. Gives me great inspiration for I am now in the infancy of quilting. Congrats on the FQ thing !

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  103. I'm a follower!

    Congrats to Patty D - that's a great win. :)

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  105. Sorry :(....I would love to have this magazine...and I am following you too!

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  106. I follow your blog. Congrats on joining the FQ team!

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  107. I included your giveaway in my blog today:
    http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2011/11/one-of-kind-blocks.html

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  108. I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance!

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  109. Longtime blog follower! Would love this prize!!! Thanks.

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  110. Congratulations on joining Fat Quarterly as a contributor. WTG. And thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  111. I am already a follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance to win a subscription to Fat Quarterly.

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  112. Thank you for the giveaway! I love following your blog!

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  113. HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  114. I would love to win a subscription to Fat Quarterly! Thanks for the opportunity and I am a loyal follower of your blog.

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  115. congratulations on joining Fat Quarterly. I follow your blog and would love the chance to win a subscription. Thanks :)

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  116. Just added the FQ Mag button to my blog :)

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  117. I follow you around blog land!!

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  118. I follow your blog. Congratulations on being on the Fat Quarterly team!

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  119. I'm following you - would love to see more!

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  120. I just started reading your blog! I also just ordered my first issue of Fat Quarterly a couple of weeks ago. Big help for this beginner!

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  121. I follow your blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  122. I'm following you! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  123. I follow this blog. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  124. I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/MoeWest/status/135763273306996736

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  125. I am such a FQ fan. I follow their blog and oohh and ahh over the teaser posts when they are announcing a new issue is coming out. I asked for a subscription last year for Christmas; maybe this year. So glad to hear you're joining the team. Your style will fit right in and bring a fresh new perspective. Congrats! Of course, I follow your scrumdiddliumptious blog. Thanks!

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  126. I'm so proud of myself this year, I've bought so many presents already.....I too find the men difficult to buy for so they are the one's I have left

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  127. I am a follower and thank you for the lovely giveaway! I love that I have already made a few small gifts!

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  128. I follow you.I love your blog.
    http://valquiriartes.blogspot.com/
    Thanks,Val.

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  129. Would love to win this giveaway! Congrats on your involvment!

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  130. Yes, I want to make a signature, I already follow your blog and yes I will promote your blog and this post on my blog.
    My name claudia becker
    cl4udi4becker@uol.com.br
    www.frawcraw.com
    I love your blog!
    Novo

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  131. Yes, I want to make a signature, I already follow your blog and yes I will promote your blog and this post on my blog.
    My name claudia becker
    cl4udi4becker@uol.com.br
    www.frawcraw.com
    I love your blog!
    Novo

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  132. I am a faithful follower. Glad to see all that you do!

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  133. I'm a devoted follower of your blog! Congratulations on becoming a part of the Fat Quarterly team & thank you for a fantastic giveaway.

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  134. Congratulations! What a great opportunity. I follow your blog -- thanks for the chance to win!!

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  135. I subscribe to you through reader!

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  136. I am one of your greatfull follower. Thank you for your generosity.

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