Giveaway time again…

It’s that time again; time to give away some fabric, and this giveaway is going to be a big one. Now, if you don’t remember my last giveaway, back one Pear Tree came out, my giveaways come with a string attached. In order to enter you need to commit to use at least some of the fabric you win to make a quilt for Bumble Beans Basics.

If you don’t know what Bumble Beans Basics is, please go and check it out. The wonderful Victoria Findlay Wolfe started BBB, working in conjunction with BASICS Inc. in the South Bronx, which offers housing services, health services, and a wide range of social services to homeless families.

While I wish I could spend more time making quilts to send to BBB, those pesky hours just keep slipping away. But what I can do is use my fabric to help a bit, hence the string attached to this giveaway.

To celebrate the release of Flock, I’m giving away six FQ bundles of the entire collection. In addition I have three complete FQ bundles of Pear Tree sitting on a shelf not doing anything, so I’m going to give those away too. That’s nine FQ bundles in all…


What you have to do is commit to make a baby/toddler quilt and send it to Bumble Beans BASICS within the next three months. If you don’t know what to make, feel free to make this one; it’s just 5″ and 10″ squares…


Though speaking of Flock, look at what the wonderful Victoria Findlay Wolfe did with some Flock I sent to her a while back:


As always, thanks for playing Victoria; I love your quilts!!!

So, now to the giveaway. Let’s review…

1. There are nine (9) FQ bundles to give away: Six (6) of Flock and three (3) of Pear Tree.

2. In order to enter you have to commit to make a baby quilt (or larger if you prefer) and donate that quilt to Bumble Beans BASICS.

3. To enter, just leave a comment on this post. Only comments on this post will count. One comment only please.

4. Entries will be accepted until noon NYC time on Friday, April 13th. (I’m always fond of Friday the 13th.)

5. Make sure you include your email either in your comment or make sure it is attached to your entry (when you comment it will request your email address; make sure to supply it). No-reply comments will be ignored… I’m not keen on hunting people down.

6. If you don’t win, please consider sending a quilt to Bumble Bean BASICS anyway. Please. Quilts can be donated year round and sent to:

Basic Housing, Inc.
Attn: Robert Gonzalez / BBINC
540 East 180th Street
Bronx, NY 10457

your name, email & address

please mail them with proof of delivery confirmation.

I think that covers everything. Please spread the word both about this giveaway and about Bumble Beans BASICS. And remember, if you don’t win this time you’ll have a chance again when Savanna Bop comes out. I’ll be doing this with every collection I do.

And with a whole set of FQs to play with, making a baby/toddler quilt will leave you plenty of fabric left over for your stash.

Oh, and I wonder how the winners from the last time I did this are progressing… Status update??? Pics???


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106 Responses to Giveaway time again…

  1. 1
    Shelly says:

    I would be more than happy to make a quilt for BASICS. It won’t be my first. I totally support Victoria’s project. And I’d be thrilled to have some Flock or Pear Tree!

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    Shannon says:

    Something about Flock just slays me! I would love to be a lucky winner and make a quilt for BBB what a great thing. Thanks for doing such a cool giveaway!

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    Wendy says:

    I would be more than happy to make a quilt for this organization. I’ve donated quilts for charity before and it is such a wonderful feeling to know that someone will feel the warmth and love I’ve stitched into a quilt.

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    Binks says:

    I’d love to commit to stitching up a quilt for such a great cause. I’m a newbie quilter, so I’d love to play with your gorgeous fabric line. I find myself drooling over it many times.

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    Robin says:

    I’d love a chance to use your fabric to make a quilt for Basics!

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    Melissa says:

    I would love to make a quilt to donate – and I can’t think of a better cause. Thank you!

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    Gwen Windham says:

    What a wonderful idea! I love making quilts for children— so this will be such fun! 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win one of your beautiful fabric bundles– and for introducing us to Bumble Bean Basics! I would love to make a quilt!

  8. 8

    I’ve made two adult quilts for Basics and it would be great fun to make a baby or toddler one this time! Thanks for doing your part in this great cause.

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    Victoria says:

    Thanks Thomas!! My quilt should be done shortly! 😉

  10. 10
    Anne says:

    It will be my pleasure to make a quilt for BBB, I love this idea and hope that others do the same with there giveaways! Beautiful fabrics as always.

  11. 11

    The fabrics look fabulous and I would be more than happy to make a special quilt for some special someone…. Thanks so much for the offer!

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    Margaret says:

    I have one quilt ready to send to Bumble Beans, and I’d be happy to add another one (or maybe even two!) to the box. Pay it forward!

  13. 13

    It would be my pleasure to make u a quilt for this organization , I make many myself and then donate them to our local hospital in our area ,
    I buy my fabrics when their on sale and I make receiving blankets and then I do the same but use my scrap fabrics to make baby quilts. It makes my heart go pitter patter when ever I’m out and about and I see a mother with a baby and or small child and I see one of my blankets and or quilts. I’m happy to see that u give back as well , we have to because we are all they have

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    Sue Biles says:

    I would be honored to make a quilt for this cause. My charity quilty usually go to AMerican Hero /quilts or Quilts of Valor, but would be honored to extend my quilt donation horizons. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Jacqueline says:

    I really like that you make a commitment to donate a requirement. We should all make time to donate more often, even if it is something as simple as a toddler size quilt. =)

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    Stacey says:

    I would love to use the fabric for a child’s quilt. I make donation quilts for other organizations, but have never worked on a child’s quilt. This would be fun!

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    Jamie Lee says:

    I can certainly commit to making a quilt. I love both lines of fabric!

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    Becky Greene says:

    I would certainly commit to make a quilt for this worthy cause if I won a bundle of your fabric. Since a move that forced me to leave a job I loved (sniff, sniff), I have much more time than money these days. Your fabric is really wonderful and I commend you for using it for a good cause 🙂

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    Beth T. says:

    I would love to win some of this fabric, and winning it in order to share would be even better. You have my word that’s what I’ll do if I am chosen.

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    Sequana says:

    I already give to this cause and have a few ready to go there already, so it would be easy for me to add another; especially working with such beautiful fabric.

  21. 21
    Lynn says:

    Thank you for the chance and I would love to donate quilt! I will whether I win or not. LOVE THE FABRIC!

  22. 22
    lyn says:

    Love the fabric!!!

  23. 23
    Hanne-Grete Brink says:

    Winning fabric is wonderful, but making a quilt for BBB even better!

  24. 24
    Rebecca says:

    Oh, I would LOVE to make a quilt for this organization with your beautiful fabric! THANKS for the chance!

  25. 25
    Christine says:

    I would love to win this fabric so that I can make a quilt for BACIC which is such a great organization!

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    Lynn says:

    What a great idea and super give away – count me IN – would love to win and I’m committed, win or not to making a quilt for BBB! What fun!

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    Jmbmommy says:

    Great!!! I love your designs and Victoria is the best!!

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    WandaFish says:

    I would be delighted to use your gorgeous fabrics for such a great cause – thanks for the chance to play 🙂

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    Karen Lieberman says:

    I would LOVE to win a set of fat quarters! I’m more than happy to make a quilt for Bumble Beans, Victoria is an amazing woman and I’ve been supporting her project for a while. These fabrics are wonderful, I’d enjoy designing a quilt for them.

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    Lynn says:

    I love a good excuse to make a baby quilt! These fabrics look fabulous and I’d love to sew with them.

  31. 31

    I’ve never heard of BBB, but what a great idea for your giveaways! I’d love to make a quilt for them 🙂

  32. 32
    Marika says:

    I’d love to make a quilt for them !
    Especially since school will be over in just a short 3 weeks. That will leave me with plenty of time to quilt !

    Thanks for you generosity !

  33. 33
    Alice in WV says:

    You got it, Thomas. My daughter and I can do it together. She’s 11 and getting pretty good with the sewing machine. Bring it on! abengel(at)

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    Martha Heidt says:

    This is not an entry for your giveaway–I just wanted to let you know I’m going to do a quilt for BBB with the Pear Tree I have. 🙂
    September through November are my charity months, so it will be one done then.
    Your fans are going to have so much fun with this. What a neat way for you to do many good deeds!

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    Carrie L says:

    I would be glad to make and donate a quilt. I always love reading Victoria’s posts about the giveaway days.

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    Karen M says:

    Thanks for the fun giveaway! I’d be happy to make a quilt for BBB.

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    kristen gilmore powell says:

    What a wonderful giveaway, I would love to make a quilt for this initiative! Thanks for this chance!

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    Maryellen says:

    I would gladly make a quilt for Bumblebeans if I win the fabric. Thanks for a great reason for a giveaway, and for supporting Victoria’s charity. Wonderful!!

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    peggy says:

    If I win I would be happy to make a quilt to give to the project. It would be fun to divide the fatquarts up to share the love.

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    Megan says:

    What a fantastic organization – bookmarking them for a donation whether I win your gorgeous fabric or not. And what a generous giveaway to promote such a worthwhile cause.

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    Angie C says:

    Would love to make a quilt with your fabric for BBB! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  42. 42
    Rebecca Keltner says:

    I was searching for ideas for a baby quilt for my new grand baby coming in August when I found your fabric at I love it, & I would be honored to make a quilt for BBB.

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    ritainalaska says:

    i’m an ardent fan and still in love with pear tree … i do like flock very much, though, and would make an extra quilt for bbb when i make for my new dggs due in june. thnax for the opportunity to win either collection!

  44. 44

    I’ve had a sweet little baby quilt in my head, but no babies to give it to. I whole-heartedly agree to make a toddler quilt for BBB if I win. If not, I’ll make it anyway!

  45. 45

    I’m in! I have one partially pieced that I will send to Victoria and one that is all done! Great cause and if I win I will add a third made using your yummy fabric! What a great idea!!! Hugs!

  46. 46
    Lucky says:

    Count me in! Love the two lines that you have done! Would be more than willing to make a quilt and donate it. Thank you for doing a give away like this!

  47. 47
    Mark Pfeiler says:

    Got the perfect pattern for this project.Would love to make a quilt for BBB. .

  48. 48
    Phyl says:

    What a neat way to celebrate your new fabric line. I’d love to make a quilt for BBB if I win.

  49. 49
    jodi says:

    Great string! I’m been meaning to make a quilt to send – this gives me more incentive – thanks!

  50. 50
    Lisa L. says:

    I would love to make a quilt for BBB. Thank you for the chance to win!! 🙂

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    Flaun says:

    Victoria actually came to our little Minneapolis MQG meeting while she was here taking care of her mother. Isn’t she the loveliest person ever? I would be more than happy to send a BBB quilt her way, whether or not I’m lucky enough to win some of Flock!

  52. 52
    Robyn says:

    I know exactly what to make and I will if I win I promise. I really want to win and I really want to have some of your fabric sitting on my self. I REALLY do.

  53. 53
    Audrey says:

    I love this idea! I would be delighted to make a quilt to donate if I won, and your fabrics are so much fun!

  54. 54
    Ramona says:

    What a wonderful partnership. I actually have a baby quilt that’s unused and needs someone to love it (and vice verse!). I will definitely commit to use your fabric to create baby quilt for this project. Thanks for the chance to win and thanks for the chance to give!

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    Karillia says:

    Love your fabrics and ive been meaning to make a quilt for BBB, and your fabrics would be a great way to start!

  56. 56
    Tess Guercio says:

    What a beautiful collection of fabrics for an incredibly powerful cause! I wasn’t aware if BBB until I read your blog today. Thanks for sharing.

  57. 57

    How nice of you to give away fabric for this cause ! I think it’s wonderful !

  58. 58
    peggy a bass says:

    i would be happy to make a baby quilt using your fq’s you give away….your color and designs are such fun….
    peg in ks
    such a wonderful gesture…

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    Monique McIntyre says:

    SSOOOOOO in LOVE with flock!! Even if I don’t win, I am making a quilt for basics!!! It would be pretty awesome though!!! xoxo

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    Mishka says:

    If you scroll down towards the bottom of this post, you’ll see the quilt top I have done for Victoria. I’m planning to get it quilted this long weekend. Just finished the binding (for this and four others) tonight. Tomorrow will be a basting party!


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    Anna Kirby says:

    Love your thoughts. Such a creative idea. I would love to join the fun!

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    Jennyroo says:

    I am loving that you plan on doing this each time you release a collection! What a generous thing to do! I would be honoured to help by creating a baby quilt. Thank you!

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    Heather Vitella says:


    I have set aside this year to be one of quilt giving. I am making and giving away quilts and would love to do so with some of your fabric. Please consider me entered to win. If I do win, I will make a quilt for your charity!

    Thanks, Heather

  64. 64
    Mary ann says:

    I would love to win this fabric and I’d love to make a quilt to donate. thanks for the chance Thomas.

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    Colleen says:

    Sure I would love to make a quilt to donate. I love your generosity.

  66. 66
    Julie French says:

    I have a 10 year old gdaughter and an 8 year old gson who love quilting with me…what a wonderful way to teach them to share their talents!

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    robin says:

    Lovely idea. Would be pleased to participate. Thanks!

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    Terry says:

    I, too am quite fond of Friday the 13th since my daughter was born on a Friday the 13th. Anyway, I’d love to make a baby quilt using your lovely fabrics. Thanks for the chance!

  69. 69
    Diann Cornell says:

    Your fabrics are lovely. This is the first time I’m participating in a giveaway here. I am happy to agree to the terms that I make and donate a quilt should I be a winner.

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    Lizzie says:

    I missed our on Pear Tree and would love to win and use it (or Flock, for that matter) to make a simple quilt to send to BBB– what a great string to attach!

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    Lindsay L says:

    what a great cause! i’ll be making a few quilts to donate, and will PROMISE to make one out of any fabric that i might win… i fell in love with Flock as soon as i saw it a few weeks ago, and i’m only finding your webpages now. LOVE your work! 🙂

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    Moira says:

    what a great idea. Celebrate a win with a little giving – always good 🙂

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    Luanne says:

    Me toooo! Me tooooo! xo

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    MarciaW says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win some of your fabulous fabric and send a quilt to BBB.

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    Ani says:

    LOVE all of your fabrics Thomas and would love to have more more more! =0) I will be more than happy to make a quilt, or two for BBB, thank you for the link.

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    Kristin M says:

    I think its wonderful how you support this project. I would make a quilt for a chance to play with some of your fabric. Thanks for the chance.

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    Karen O says:

    I would love a chance to make a baby quilt for this great organization. I am fairly new to quilting, and I enjoy the process so much. But I don’t want to end up with tons of quilts and have a small family, so making to give to others is one of my goals. Thank you for the chance.

  78. 78

    wonderful wonderful fabrics!

    Yes, if I were a lucky winner I’d make a baby quilt for BASICS and a kid’s quilt for Siblings Together here in the UK (being organised by Lynne@lilysquilts) …

    thank you for the chance … and great posts about copyright btw!

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    Wanda says:

    What an awesome giveaway. “It’s in giving of areselves that we receive.” Everyone involved receives that good feeling with this giveaway. I’d love to make a quilt using your fabric. I just found your blog today, linked from Kate Spain’s blog. She’s my favorite. Thanks for the copyright info.

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    Lynn says:

    Wonderful fabric and wonderful heart to use quilts to love others. Of course I would make a quilt for them.

  81. 81

    I just found your blog through a link in another blog, and read about BBB because of your post. I would be honored to make a quilt for BBB whether I win or not. I make a Project Linus quilt each month, and I’m hosting a quilting bee where the quilts are being given to people dealing with terminal, chronic, mental illness, or bereavement. I love to give through quilts. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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    Vicki S. says:

    Either of those fabric lines would make an adorable quilt, I make donation quilts all the time so one more won’t hurt!

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    Ruth B says:

    Wow…so many have offered to make quilts already but I would love to add my name to the list of volunteers. We don’t have any more babies in our family and it would be pure fun to make a baby quilt again. Your fabrics are wonderful and this is such a worthy cause. Just found your blog and I’m subscribing to the RSS feed so I won’t miss a thing!

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    Debra Lee says:

    I’m always ready to make a quilt for a good cause!

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    Brenda Hulsey says:

    I would love to win a fat quarter bundle from you! And yes..If I win I pledge a quilt!

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    Steven says:

    I haven’t heard of Bumble Bean before. I’m definitely going to get in on this action. It sounds like a great way to practice my quilting and try new patterns on a smaller scale.

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    Rina Mason says:

    I would be a pleasure to make a quilt for BBB with your fabric. I had never heard of them before but will sit down this week and whip one up to send even if I don’t win. Thanks for sharing not only the chance to win your fabric but also the info for Bumble Beans Basics.

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    Jill Reynolds says:

    Love your fabrics and I’d be delighted to make one to donate. It’s heartwarming to see people helping each other out in this world!

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    Sandy Bourgeois says:

    I would love to win and learn to quilt! Would love to donate a quilt for such an awesome cause.

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    I am glad to learn about BBB. I have extra quilts from shop samples sometimes and can send some their way. I love the line of your, too!

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    michelle says:

    i’m IN.. i’d love to send BBB a baby quilt.. and i’d love to win too, of course 🙂

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    HomesteadJen says:

    I need a new challenge, count me in! I have only made on quilt (a table centerpiece), but that made me want to do more.

    Fingers crossed.

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    Sara Pickens says:

    Would love the chance to work with your fabric for a great cause! Love your dedication to your fans and community!!!

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    Tiffany says:

    These are such great lines for baby quilt! I absolutely love pear tree and would like to get my hands on some flock 🙂 I would love to make a baby quilt to donate! Thanks for the great charity opportunity and giveaway chance!

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    Mary says:

    It would be an honor to use your fabrics for such a great cause. Thanks so much for the chance!

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    Cille says:

    I’m in for the challenge 🙂 Besides loving the blues in your line i also heart the unique color combinations in your collection. So far I’ve been giving most quilts away (Read: stuffed them down peoples throats) but recently someone ASKED me for a quilt as a gift. Imagine that ! I finally feel I’m qualified to produce something worth giving away and love to opportunity to do that to someone needing comfort and a hug.

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    Kathy Niemeyer says:

    LOVE these fabrics! Great to require a quilt for BBB – I would make it with my daughter on her 3/4-size Hello Kitty Janome sewing machine (I am serious, it’s too cute to watch her learning and using it!) She has been after me to show her how to make a quilt and I can’t think of a better project to teach her quilting and “paying it forward” 🙂

  98. 98

    Is it greedy of me to enter this giveaway when I won the last one? I’m loving sewing with Pear Tree so much, I’d adore some Flock to play with!

  99. 99

    I’d be happy to make a quilt with the winning fabric! Please put my name in the hat for the drawing!

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    Susie says:

    I saw this beautiful, eye-catching quilt on AP&Q June 2012 issue and needed to know the name of fabric designer. Went to read your blog and felt like I had run into an old friend. I know you wrote you are exhausted … but your creative spirit must revive you! Would love to make a baby quilt for BBB with your fabric. Sheer joy to see your fabric designs.

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    Kelsey says:

    Love the fabrics!! Great idea to have the winner make one to donate – I’d be happy to 🙂

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    Pam Hunter says:

    I, Pam Hunter, PROMISE to make a baby quilt with the bundles of beautiful fabrics and donate it to Bumble Beans Basics!

    What a kind and generous idea!

    Good luck everyone … 8)


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    Amy says:

    I’d be delighted to make a quilt to send to Bumble Beans! It’s such a lovely thing to have people help out with making sure they get quilts. 🙂

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    Jeanne G says:

    Thomas, Of course I would commit to make a quilt for BBB, after all what is one more baby quilt in my life? I have been sewing baby quilts for nearly a year now and although I have met my goal of 100 quilts and blankets for the babies, I can’t seem to stop. Every piece of fabric I have won in this past year has gone into the making of those precious baby quilts to go to St. John’s Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. The rebuilding has commenced and I know they are anxious to get done but are fearful of the upcoming weather in Missouri. I still have my personal stash of Pear Tree sitting in it’s splendor on the shelf of “Do Not Cut Yet”. It is waiting on a certain pattern to arrive and you will be the first to see what becomes of my beautiful Pear Tree. So send the Flock, send the Pears too, I will make two quilts. Thanks Thom

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    Toni-Anne says:

    It would be an honour to use your fabric and to use it to make something beautiful and worthwhile would just be amazing. Much Grace has been shown to me in my life I need to give some back or I will burst!! What better way to share our blessings than with those who are in need, it was “me” once who needed the same care. God bless you.