Friday, April 22, 2011

Win This Book!

 
Our Lovely Laura Wasilowski has a new book:  Fanciful Stitches Colorful Threads, fused quilts with oodles of hand stitching using Artfabrik hand dyed threads.
Here's my review of the book: FABULOUS. Her whimsical style is so much fun, and you'll love her anti-gravity architecture. There is a ton of information about fusing in this tome and so many ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Color, color, and more color.



There is a blog hop going on, and at each stop you can enter to win a copy of her book. And you can win one from me too. Must be a resident of the US, and all you need do is leave a comment, with your email, so I can find you if you are a winner. Here's the list of the other blogs where you can enter. Good Luck to you all!

Jane Moxey http://moxeymusings.blogspot.com/
April 24

Lyric Kinard http://lyrickinard.blogspot.com/
April 25

Judy Coates Perez http://judyperez.blogspot.com/
April 26

Linda Teufel http://dragonthreadsopenbook.blogspot.com/
April 28

Jane LaFazio http://janeville.blogspot.com/
April 29

Susan Brubaker Knapp http://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com/
May 2

Frieda Anderson http://friestyle.blogspot.com/
May 3

Connecting Threads http://quiltwithus.connectingthreads.com/
May 4





159 comments:

  1. It looks like a wonderful book......I would love to win it!!

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  2. Laura's work is always so much fun!

    bsherwood at cox dot net

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  3. Between your work and Laura's my mind is always going miles a minute with ideas.... just need time!!!

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  4. I love Laura's style,(and yours too). This book looks like it's filled with inspiration. I would love to add it to my library.

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  5. What fun! Please include me in the contest.

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  6. Been reading about Laura's book on her blog and would love to own it. I have a U.S. mailing address. Thanks for counting me in, Melody. debbiesther @ gmail.com

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  7. I love her whimsical style......... would love to win it!

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  8. Looks like a great source for ideas! Thanks

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  9. Thanks for a chance to win. Looks like lots of inspiration, just like you!

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  10. What a pitty, only when you are a resident of the US. greetings from liesbeth from the Netherlands

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  11. I love laura's work - and her blog. love to win this book.......

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  12. I love Laura's work and own one of her other books. I'd LOVE to win this book! I love the combination of whimsical art quilts with lots of stitching! Thank you for offering it.

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  13. I would love to win this book.

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  14. If you say the book is good, then I know I will like it too.

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  15. Fusing and decorative threads - a match made in heaven!

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  16. I love Laura's work! cmj@bresnan.net

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  17. I love Laura's work and her colors make her projects POP. Laura is such a fun person, we had her at our guild meeting last month and she had us all singing.

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  18. Cute! Would love to win!

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  19. Nancy A.11:37 AM

    I can use all the help I can get! Would love to have this book.

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  20. Looks like a good one; would love to have it

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  21. I love Laura's stitches!

    Jean

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  22. Heard Laura speak at Mid-Atlantic last year.So much fun to hear her speak.

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  23. I would love to win her book. Looks like another winner for Laura!

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  24. What fun! I love her previous book too.

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  25. This is funny because I 'follow' both you and Laura already!

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  26. What a great looking book. I would love to own it. Thanks for the chance!

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  27. The book looks like fun :)

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  28. Looks like a fantastic book. I really like how the embroidery stitches make the applique' look whimsical and cheerful.

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  29. Who wouldn't want to win a book by the lovely Laura? I love her work (and threads)! Thanks Mrs. Mel for the opportunity.

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  30. Count me in! Looks like a fun book!

    nancy at colorfibertexture dot com

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  31. I love Laura's style, would love to learn more, and would love to win this book! My email is: kalfarwig @ bellsouth dot net.

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  32. Anonymous1:31 PM

    Joann S

    I have never been here before...what a wonderful find! The book looks great and inspiring! If Your book is anything like this site it would be such a treat! I'll keep my toes crossed!
    jostager@earthlink.net

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  33. Love Laura's work! Would love to win this book as I'm starting to add more hand stitching to my work.

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  34. Don't you just love Laura's work!

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  35. I love Laura's work, her style and sense of color - and yours too!

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  37. Anonymous2:24 PM

    Just love laura's work (almost as much as yours)and if this book is anything like her first one, I can't wait to see, would love to win! Joyce
    materialthingsjax@gmail.com

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  38. Anonymous2:33 PM

    would love to win this book!
    Marti M

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  39. Love it, and would love to win it! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  40. Love it and would love to be able to add it to my library. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  41. Anonymous3:09 PM

    Susann
    I would love this book. Her work is so interesting.

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  42. I visit you often, and would love to win Laura's new book.
    Sheril

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  43. Love this whimsical style of Laura!
    WOuld love to win this book!!
    Jane

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  44. Between you and Laura, my head is always spinning with ideas!

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  45. I'd love to win! I think her stuff is so 'fun'!

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  46. Pick me!!!
    Teresa

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  47. Looks like a wonderful book.

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  48. Anonymous4:38 PM

    Would love to add this book to my inspiration sources!
    jdpottinger@yahoo.com

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  49. i love her stuff and would really love this book...i have her other one but this one looks great and i bet a lot of fun!

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  50. Nancy V.4:47 PM

    I would love to win this book.

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  51. I heard Laura speak in Houston and I am a big fan of her work.

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  52. I love the combination of applique/art quilt with embroidery. I would enjoy seeing more of the book.

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  53. Oh, i LOVE Laura!
    And i would LOVE to have her book!
    Please?!?

    Thanks for doing this blog-hop, Melody.
    =-)

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  54. Oh! Oh! Pick me!! Pick me!!

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  55. I never ever win but I will always try and in the meantime who has the book, Amazon, Laura or Barnes and Noble? Thanks,Liz A.

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  56. Looks like a great book!

    Katy
    sew4given@aol/com

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  57. Laura's book looks much more promising than our immediate dim prospects for spring.

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  58. Anonymous9:05 PM

    I would love to win this book, looks like a winner.

    dw7645@charter.net

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  59. Hi, Melody. Haven't visited your blog for quite a while. Still as fun as ever!
    I just bought five skeins of Laura's thread this past week, as a matter of fact. It's about the only thing I use for machine quilting, and I'm just starting to hand embroider with it. Hope I win the book!

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  60. Laura is such fun and I'm sure the book is also. It sounds wonderful!!

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  61. I am new to your blog and followed to you from another. I love little cottages and this book look wonderful--- I would love to win this fun book, thanks for the chance.

    Carolyn :) cchosilpd@q.com

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  62. I've seen Laura's book - I'd love to win it!

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  63. I would love to win a copy of this book. I love Laura Wasilowski's art! Thanks for the opportunity to participate:)
    Laura T
    lauratawney7@gmail.com

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  64. Looks like a fun book to me.

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  65. Thanks for the neat blogs!! Love the deck...can't wait to see it completed! And Laura's new book looks great!

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  66. Oh I would just love to have this book. Thanks for the chance.

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  67. I would love to win this book! I am fusing lots of fabric with WU WU to get ready for some new projects!

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  68. It would be great fun to win this book. I love to do handwork I just need to be kick started. What a wonderful place to get that kick.

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  69. This book looks great! I hope I win.

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  70. I love this idea. I am adding so many new blogs to my reader this month!

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  71. Would love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Phyllis
    phyllisjoconnor@gmail.com

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  72. I would love to win this book! I am a fibers major in college and this book would be great to share with my class!

    cgh4874@truman.edu

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  73. Looks like a wonderful book. Love your use of color too.

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  74. Laura's book looks wonderful! Such talent.

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  75. Laura's ideas are always so much fun. Would love to win her book.

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  76. The book looks fantastic!

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  77. I would love to win, and I would give it to my quilting friend in the US. As I live in Canada.

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  78. A blog hop. Fun! Laura's book looks like fun too.

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  79. This might be just the thing to get me fusing.

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  80. This might be just the thing to get me fusing.

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  81. I love to do hand stitching embellishment onto my quilts. It certainly adds something special. I hope I win!!!

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  82. Thank you for a chance to win the book. It does, indeed, look wonderful!

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  83. First time at your blog. Found it through the blog hop. I'll definately be checking back in. The book looks wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  84. Laura spoke so highly of you that I had to rush over and see your blog. I am trying to learn fusology and hand stitching so this book would be a delight for me.
    (I love the Geisha picture on Laura's blog!)
    geneblack aT gmail dddot com

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  85. Neat book. Love the house. Thanks for the chance to win it

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  86. Oh boo hoo from Canada. Do love the work you both make. Bev

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  87. I just saw Laura at our guild meeting last week - loved her presentation. I was drooling over this book, but decided to wait....Would love to win one!

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  88. Both you and Laura do amazingly wonderful work. I love the bright bold colors. pjgraber at juno dot com

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  89. Love Laura threads and would love the book.

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  90. I subscribe to her blog as well and have enjoyed all the color and exuberance she offers. Love to win the book! Your review was great "Fabulous" all you really need is one word!

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  91. bonnie8:51 AM

    A book everyone MUST have!
    leukert@wi.rr.com

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  92. Melissa8:54 AM

    Laura's book is a great "work of art"! Lovely colors and whimsical application are a winning team...kinda like the two of you!

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  93. Count me in! I would really, really like to have Laura's book.

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  94. Joanna9:01 AM

    Her book is on my wish list

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  95. I would love to win this book. I love the Chicago School of Fusing teachers and this would be a wonderful gift for me. Thanks for doing this!

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  96. What a beautiful book. The colors and stitching on the cover make me want to see more!

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  97. roadhomequilting@yahoo.com

    Can't decide which LW quilt I love best. I still have "orchards, fields, and stremas" on my bulletin board. But I love quilted houses too. Maybe my new fav will be in this book!
    Thanks for the chance :)

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  98. Love Laura's work...and all the rest of the CSF gang!

    Thanks for your give-away.

    quiltedcactus at yahoo dot com

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  99. Laura is so much fun. I love that there's no right or wrong. Hope I win. he he he

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  100. Oooh, I hope your blog gets the most comments. This does look like a fun book. I hope it wings its way to my home. Hugs. Diane

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  101. Looks like a great book and I would love to win it....
    Thanks....
    BUNANNIE@Prodigy.net

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  102. Anonymous10:20 AM

    It's great to reconnect with your blog. It's been awhile.
    Carole413@verizon.net

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  103. I love Laura's blog and her work, would love to win her new book. I do live in the USA.

    Debbie
    woolensails@verizon.net

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  104. I too love Laura's work. Inspires me to let go. Would adore and cherish a copy of her book!!

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  105. sellison@berkeley.edu10:44 AM

    I'd love to win this book -- I so admire Laura's work.

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  106. Juat discovered her on the web, would love to learn from this book!

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  107. I love the cover of this book, I can only imagine how wonderful the pages inside are!

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  108. What a neat idea and a great way to explore some other sites. Thanks for being involved with this. BTW, I love your blogsite. It cheers me up!

    Claire

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  109. oh! oh! Pick me, please!!

    Suzanne psaada at aol dot com

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  110. I love Laura's style as well. She has a wonderful sense of humor.

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  111. Anonymous11:37 AM

    I have loved Laura and following her work since finding out about the Chigaco School of fusing years ago!! Would love to win her book!

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  112. Thank you for the giveaway. Laura's style is so bright and beautiful!

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  113. Carolyn Morgan12:18 PM

    Hi, Love Laura's work and how the handwork is so relaxing....

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  114. Looks so fun and whimsical. I have been wanting to learn the embroidery stitches, too!

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  115. Fusing, Embroidery! Oh the possibilities.

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  116. It would be fabulous to win this book - looks like a wonderful source of ideas and inspiration. Thanks!

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  117. Greetings,

    I love you blog and I would love to win the book!

    Brel
    brelmenard@mac.com

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  118. Love it--toss me into the mix as well!

    Ava

    moore25992@mindspring.com

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  119. Had the pleasure of a class with Laura. Being fellow Chicagoans, it was a lot of fun. I can't sew by hand AT ALL, but can create fabulous quits. Imagine that. Anyway, I'd love this book.

    maggie.jenner@gmail.com

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  120. ldwolfson@me.com1:55 PM

    great quilts in the book.

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  121. Have several of Laura's other books and this looks like a great one. Would love the chance to win this.

    Thanks!!

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  122. Pinkwalker2:00 PM

    I've been quilting for years. Just finished my first art quilt. I'm obsessed!! Like your work.

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  123. I'd love to have a copy of this book!

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  124. It is so frustrating not to be US resident ! I love Laura's work.I have a relative in Detroit if this help:rvlad@comcast.net. I would love to win.Happy Easter to everybody reading this comment!

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  125. Lovely site, lovely book! Please enter me in the contest!
    Best,
    Heather Mietz Egli
    Heather at obscure.com

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  126. I love Laura's whimsical style and this book is her all over. I would love to add this to my library.

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  127. What a great giveaway...I have seen all the projects in this book and it is definitely a wonderful prize!

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  128. Wow, the cover looks wonderful!

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  129. i love her stuff. would love this book! what a neat idea...possiblity to win a book plus going to see all these neat blogs. smart!
    susan
    finnishwahine@yahoo.com

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  130. I'm such a fan of both---would love to win her book! Thanks for giving us a chance!

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  131. Why not Canadian? Why only US residents? We Canadians stitch, too!!!!!!

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  132. Love Laura's work and would love to have her book.

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  133. Ohh, I would love to win Laura W's new book! I have an earlier one and treasure it! I am wondering, when will we get to read a book by you, Melody? I am also a big fan of yours!

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  134. I have a copy of Laura's first Artquilts book, and find it very useful. I would love to have this new book. I would also like to try her hand dyed threads! They seem to really add a new dimension to the work! So many inspirations, never enough time.

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  135. I'd love to win this book, I've been wanting to do an art quilt ala Laura W. for a long time - this would be just the thing to motivate me. Thanks!
    Sharon
    (rufusandchi (at) yahoo dot com.

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  136. I've been following the Chicago Fusing School for some time now. Love all your blogs and Laura's fancy fun stitiches and quilts!! I must get that book!

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  137. Hope I am not too late to enter would love a copy of the book

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  138. This book is exactly what I would love to learn to do!! Thanks for the chance to win it!! Yay!

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  139. A blog hop from our own home! How fun.

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  140. I would LOVE to win this book! I LOVE Laura W's work. I want to learn more about hand embroidery. Oh, I've got a trip coming up this summer with plenty of airplane time. I think I'll get a quilt started so I can practice my stitching!

    denny1600 at gmail dot com

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  141. Book looks great! Thanks for the chance

    ann courtney

    acourtney500@gmail.com

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  142. I love your blog--so fun that the blog hops brings us all so many new ideas--I would so love to win this book.....it looks amazing...

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  143. I was reading about this book on Judy Coates Perez's blog, so had to come take a peak at your blog. Thanks for the chance at the book. Looks like lots of fun!
    juels51@yahoo.com

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  144. You girls look like you were have a great time in Japan. A photo quilt with your special fusible touches could be so much fun! I would love to win a book.

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  145. I've been eyeing this book for awhile. I love the cover quilt. Needless to say, I'd love to win a copy!

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  146. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the drawing for Laura's book. I enjoy her blog stitches tutorials and her hand dyed thread bundles are gorgeous. As I want to learn applique, this book would be so helpful as I make some of Laura's fun designs.

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  147. Can't wait to see the new book, looks fantastic!

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  148. I can't believe how lovely your garden looks! I still have about 2 feet of snow in my front yard and about a foot at the bottom of my garden! Forget about planting ... still another month to go before we can do that. But thanks for the thoughts of spring! It's a lovely day here, although we have snow forecasted for Friday? What's with that???
    I took a class with Laura a few years back and loved it. Her style is so unique, with the bright colours and the whimsical imagery. I'd love to get her book.
    Best regards,

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  149. I have always wanted to make an art quilt, but didn't know where to start
    Thanks

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  150. Looks like a great book! I'd love to have it.
    Your spring flowers are just beautiful!

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  151. Can't wait to get a look at her book. Thanks for the give away
    artsifartsi@triscartsi.com

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  152. What a great book! I love Laura's work. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  153. I have a small quilt of Laura's in my sewing room. I would love to win her new book, I have been a fan for many years.

    Meg

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