Announcing a NEW Site…and YOU CAN WIN!

by Kim on March 19, 2009

This is an exciting week for me because I get to reveal a NEW website set to launch this April! To celebrate, you could WIN a
Marie Osmond Quilter’s Companion sewing machine from our friends at Janome! Isn’t that exciting? 

You may have guessed it by now – This April we will launch www.YouCanQuiltThis.com!  We can’t wait to share with you the projects, tutorials, and patterns brought together by a team of experts and lead designers in the industry.

Plain and simple – I LOVE to quilt. When I was 14 I decided to put  together 9×9 inch blocks and made my first “quilt”. (cough, cough…so it wasn’t the most perfect quilt, but I LOVED it!)  Soon I was making a quilt for every brother and sister of mine because it was something I loved doing. (Oh, if I could go back and look at those quilts now!) 

Shortly after I got married, I found a group of friends that also loved to quilt. Soon we were making quilt wall-hangings for every season of the year. I loved every minute. It was a time to chat with good friends and learn new skills.

Today I look back at quilts that grandparents have made for my children and I cherish every one. 

Quilting is a passion for me –it’s a process — and a journey that I enjoy. Years from now I will look back at the quilts I’ve made with certain fabrics, old baby clothing, or other materials that make me smile, and I will be grateful I learned something new and found a creative outlet.

There are MANY ways you can enter to win this machine. Complete any or all of these things and you’ll have that many more chances to win! Each time you complete one of these items, post a comment to our blog because each blog comment = one entry for you!

  • Sign up for our new “You Can QUILT This!” Newsletter.  It is FREE! Plus, you’re going to receive a free bundle of products just for signing up!
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  • Tell us why you love quilting or what quilts mean to you. Even if you have never quilted before, tell us something about your experience with a quilt(s) in your life.
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  • Blog about this contest and the new site.  Feel free to take this graphic and share it with your friends. Let them know how they could win the machine, and link back to this contest on our blog. Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media sites are also great places to share and will each count as an entry.
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  •  “Add our blog button” to your blog or website. (Code below.)
    You Can Make This! Blog

    Please see FAQ’s for a complete list of our Contest and Giveaway Rules. This contest is open only to U.S. residents, over the age of 18 and is void where prohibited by law.

The Marie Osmond 200 Quilter’s Companion is the perfect machine for all kinds of sewing, but incorporates special features aimed to make quilting easier. Its innovative design includes an automatic straight stitch needle plate, so you can move from a regular needle plate to one specially designed for quilt piecing at the touch of a button. You’ll also find 201 handy stitch designs and automatic tension. You can even edit and save your stitch combinations to five on board memory banks for easy recall and use in later projects.  Click here to see more photos and learn more about Janome’s Marie Osmond Quilter’s Companion!

{ 1716 comments }

1 Kemi 03.19.09 at 12:42 pm

I signed up for the newsletter! Yay! I can’t wait!

2 Kemi 03.19.09 at 12:44 pm

I am new to quilting, but I’m so excited to get started! I love the heart tablerunner from YCMT, and I recently found a crazy nine patch tutorial that I’m excited to start working on.

I’d love to learn the intricate hand-piece work, but I’m going to take one step at a time. :)

3 Jane 03.19.09 at 12:45 pm

I signed up to receive the newsletter. Can’t wait.

4 Tiffani 03.19.09 at 12:45 pm

This is so exciting. I’ve always wanted to learn more about quilting, there is just something special about looking at a quilt and seeing the fabrics that help you remember a special moment in your life.

5 Jane 03.19.09 at 12:47 pm

I love sleeping under a great quilt. I’m using ones that other people have made. With your website, I’ll be able to make my own. Please try and appeal to the beginner as well as the expert.

6 Alice 03.19.09 at 12:50 pm

I’m signing up for the newsletter. I enjoy quilting when I can find the time.

7 Jodieth 03.19.09 at 1:15 pm

I can not wait for this one. I have been collecting fabric but just am not confident
in putting colors together. Yea, You Can Make This my favorite site!

8 Jennifer 03.19.09 at 1:18 pm

I signed up for the newsletter!

9 Jennifer 03.19.09 at 1:19 pm

I made my first quilt wall hanging with the make it up as you go along fun. I enjoyed doing it as it was my first quilt. I can’t wait to learn more about it!

10 Melissa Korta 03.19.09 at 1:19 pm

I signed up for the newsletter!

11 Tracy 03.19.09 at 1:19 pm

I made a crib-sized quilt for my daughter who is now 18. She lives in a different state than I do. I recently found out that she still has that quilt and ‘snuggles’ with it when she needs a ‘hug from Mom’ as she puts it. Knowing that I made something with my own hands that is still a very important part of her life, means more to me than any other thing I have ever sewn/quilted!

12 Olivia 03.19.09 at 1:20 pm

I signed up for the newsletter and can’t wait to see all the good tips that are in store for us!

13 Tracy 03.19.09 at 1:20 pm

I also just signed up for the newsletter. Can’t wait for April!

14 Karen 03.19.09 at 1:21 pm

My grandmother passed along her love and knowledge of quilting to me and one day I hope to pass it along to my daughter. What a GREAT giveaway- thanks.

15 Melissa Korta 03.19.09 at 1:21 pm

Quilts are important to me because my mother always quilted! She still does…. She has just recently started quilting blankies for all the grandchildren! Now that she is sick with cancer, its a tradition I would like ot learn and pass onto to my children.

16 Hannah 03.19.09 at 1:22 pm

I have been quilting for about 5 years now and finally learned how to free motion quilt. I have made baby quilts for around so many of my friends and now have two little girls of my own who are the proud recipients of doll quilts and they’ll soon have quilts for their beds. It is a passion for me, I feel like it connects me to generations gone by and times long ago. A creative outlet plus a convient way to decorate the way you want to! Gotta love quilting!!!

17 NBrown 03.19.09 at 1:22 pm

I am excited about the newsletter! The first hand quilt I quilted was a Christmas quilt. It was very nice to see the pieces come together into one lovely piece. I am looking forward to learning more about quilting techniques. Thanks!!!

18 Jennifer N. 03.19.09 at 1:24 pm

I signed up for the newsletter. There is so much I want to learn about quilting. I started last year after inheriting a box of fabric from my mother-in-law that included a small, wall-hanging sized quilt top that I remember her working on as she learned to make the quilt blocks, even though her health wasn’t great. I wanted to learn to quilt so I could finish the quilt and honor her life. Now I just need motivation to keep learning. Thanks for all of the resources you’re making available.

19 Nancy L. 03.19.09 at 1:25 pm

Quilting is great therapy! During a particularly stressful time in my job, I worked on an applique quilt on my 15-minute breaks and at lunch. It kept me from losing my mind (and my temper).

20 Marilyn2222 03.19.09 at 1:25 pm

I’m glad you are making a new site. I love the sites and newsletters you have so far.

I love quilting because it allows me to express my creativity with something that is useful. It is also a bond between the generations of my family. I remember going to my grandmother’s quilt guild meetings when I was a child. I would sit on the floor with my grandmother’s box of buttons and sew buttons to fabric. She’d also pack a lunch for us. Whenever I am quilting or sewing buttons I think of her and her delicious tuna fish sandwiches.

21 Shawnna Carney 03.19.09 at 1:25 pm

I’ve pieced two quilts by hand and can definitely see how machine piecing and machine quilting could increase my production! My grandmother hand quilted my two quilts for me, which as you can imagine makes them priceless to me.

Just last night I had a great conversation with a lady who is a big fan of machine piecing and quilting, and she definitely has me interested. What better way to get started than with a shiny new machine!

22 Michelle Chaplin 03.19.09 at 1:26 pm

I just signed up for the newsletter! So excited about this!

23 Karen 03.19.09 at 1:26 pm

I have one beautiful quilt my grandma made that everyone in my family adores. We (my husband and I) were given it when we got married. My grandma has since passed and we still treasure it. I made my first quilt (just with ties) a few years ago for my MIL and it brought tears to her eyes and chocked up the FIL. That alone made me want to make more. I am now on a mission to make them for all 4 of my children with their help & input into fabrics. How exciting that we will now get a newsletter with tips & tricks too! I can’t wait!

24 Melissa Burnette 03.19.09 at 1:26 pm

I just signed up for the news letter.

25 Vanessa 03.19.09 at 1:26 pm

For me, quilts represent love. There’s nothing like the feeling of seeing your children, all snug in quilts that you have made in their beds at night.

26 Ticia Messing 03.19.09 at 1:26 pm

I just signed up for the newsletter.

Here’s why I love quilting. I love being able to make something special for someone that they will love and enjoy for years to come. I enjoy the creative process, and like to thing of ways to make it special.

27 holly 03.19.09 at 1:27 pm

I signed up for the newsletter.

28 Michelle Chaplin 03.19.09 at 1:27 pm

I am new to making quilts but I remember my grandmother making me one when I was young. It was my favorite blanket ever, and I hope to bring that joy to my kids someday soon!

29 trishia 03.19.09 at 1:27 pm

tried to sign up for the newsletter, but there is no link or form anywhere on the page! just graphics :(

why I love quilting- let me count the ways! in general I just love them for the history there. to think that some of those quilts were made by a farm wife while sitting next to a fire after a long day, the children in bed with their heated brick by their feet and a warm quilt on top of them… love it. or that one might have been made by a group of friends, all with their own lives and chaos, joining together for those brief hours of tranquility (and gossip!) to create something wonderful. like photographs and short stories, quilts are a peek into a life. just enough to give us an idea, a thread of the story so we can imagine it for ourselves and share in another persons journey on earth.

personally, they mean even more. my mother quilts and has made a new quilt for each grandchild. they mean so much to the kids and to me as well. I love walking into her house and seeing her seasonal wall hanging. they look so simple, yet are so complex!

I have not yet created anything but a small lap quilt, but have plans to make a completely white quilt of re-purposed fabrics, much like the quilts of old days. it will be a bed quilt for our bedroom, and an heirloom for our children some day.

30 holly 03.19.09 at 1:28 pm

I love to curl up in my bed under a quilt when it is cold outside. I have always wanted to learn how and now I have a great way to learn!

31 Debbie Samuelson 03.19.09 at 1:28 pm

I actually don’t know how to really quilt. I’ve made 2 rag quilts, and have followed along on with the one on the blog, but have moved in the last 3 weeks, and haven’t even quilted it yet! I really would love to learn, and gain confidence on how to create beautiful quilts. I am a fabric junkie, and would like to really do something with it all instead of it just sitting and waiting to be used, instead of just felt from time to time!!

I’m so excited to begin reading your newsletters….I just love everything about all the You Can Make This stuff!! Best of luck !!

32 heather b 03.19.09 at 1:29 pm

I just signed up for the newsletter but realized I can’t win as I am in Canada :(

33 Tanaya Parker 03.19.09 at 1:29 pm

Kim, you are really on the move! YCMT is really growing and expanding! Good for you!
I’m not a serious quilter by way of making actual quilts, but studying a bit about quilting has really helped me and taught me some news tricks and tips in my own sewing. I sew boutique clothing for girls and one of my more popular items is patchwork twirls. That employs quilting techniques.! I have purchased some quilting feet like the stitch-in-the-ditch foot among others after cruising quilters sites and learning about how helpful they can be. I look forward to learning more via the new site!

Tanaya

34 Melissa Korta 03.19.09 at 1:29 pm

Added your button to my blog!
http://www.contemporarycaptures.blogspot.com

35 Annette W 03.19.09 at 1:29 pm

I signed up for the newsletter (using annettewhipple(at)yahoo(dot)com.

36 Annette W 03.19.09 at 1:30 pm

My first and only bed size quilt was a special gift for my mom. It used beautiful greens and purples. I gave her matching sheets…It was quite special for me and for her.

37 Debra 03.19.09 at 1:30 pm

I have never quilted before but I have wanted to for years. I actually bought fabric for two quilts years ago but I’ve never committed to the projects. I’m really excited about this addition to the family. THANKS!!

38 Melissa Korta 03.19.09 at 1:31 pm

And last but not least, I blogged about it! :)

http://www.contemporarycaptures.blogspot.com

39 Rabecca 03.19.09 at 1:32 pm

I have only made a couple of quilts but I love doing it and would love to do more but my sewing machine broke a while back and I have not been able to buy a new one. There is just something special about a home made quit I love.

40 Heather Greenwood 03.19.09 at 1:32 pm

I signed up for the newsletter, can’t wait!

41 Michele C. McCleary 03.19.09 at 1:32 pm

YAY!! I signed up for the newsletter!! This is exciting, just another avenue to learn more fun things to do!!

Never taken the time to craft more than a dabble here and there until I was laid off last May. I don’t have a degree, only hands on, and unfortunately with these economic times, where everyone is affected, I have had no other recourse to make a bit of extra cash, except by making, creating, & crafting items & selling them.

Never despise humble beginnings I learned. At the moment, I work on a 1950′s model 404 Singer sewing machine. As we all know it sews a straight line and thats pretty much it. Being that I don’t have much experience sewing, this has actually been a fun process……..ups, downs, create, tear apart……and I have learned alot.

My husband has asked me to repair a couple of the old quilts he acquired from his youth and other people. I laughed……are you kidding me?? After a little bit of thought, okay I will try………haven’t yet…..but its coming……..

A friend of mine gave me a quilt recently and it was cool to see all the neat designs in it. The creative side of me, well, lets endeavor. This will be fun……..Hope the Singer can keep singing for a while………

Thank you for allowing me to share……..Happy Creating!!

42 Heather Greenwood 03.19.09 at 1:32 pm

I added this contest to my Facebook page, YAY!

43 Shannon Lanning 03.19.09 at 1:33 pm

While growing up, I watched my mom, her sisters and my grandma quilting and sewing and could hardly wait until I was old enough to learn how. Mom hand stitched a beautiful queen sized cathedral window quilt from scraps of our clothing [which she also made] and I admired it outloud many times over the years. When she passed away unexpectedly at 50, she had made arrangements for me to have the quilt which I cherish to this day, almost 25 years later! She made many quilts over the years but this one has the most special meaning to me. I hope to make a cathedral quilt of my own some day.

44 Heather Greenwood 03.19.09 at 1:33 pm

Quilting is so relaxing to me and I love using up scraps from other projects to make such unique quilted items.

45 Norma 03.19.09 at 1:33 pm

Thanks for the freebies with the newsletter. I can’t wait for this new site, and a new place to sell some quilting patterns I’m working on!

46 gahome2mom 03.19.09 at 1:34 pm
47 gahome2mom 03.19.09 at 1:35 pm

I added the You Can Make This button on my blog.

http://gahome2mom.blogspot.com/

48 Melissa Burnette 03.19.09 at 1:35 pm

I love quilts. I cherish one that my grandmother made for me when I was in high school. Everytime I use it I think of her and the quilting frame in the family room of her house. I can’t wait to see the site.

49 Jennifer N. 03.19.09 at 1:35 pm

I’m trying to add the button to my blog (linked through my name) and all I’m getting is text/link that says “You Can Make This! blog” but no image. I am not smarter than HTML. I tried!

50 gahome2mom 03.19.09 at 1:35 pm

I signed up for the quilters newsletter too. :)

51 Dana 03.19.09 at 1:35 pm

My grandmother used to cover us up with a quilt her mother made when she got married. I now have that quilt and love the colors of quilts. I also love to incorporate quilt patterns into quilts.

52 Louise M. 03.19.09 at 1:35 pm

I have just started to learn to quilt. Making a quilt for my baby grandson. I have always loved quilts, my great-grandmother had homemade quilts and somehow they just made you feel loved when you were wrapped up in them. And they were so warm and thick. I hope to be able to get good enough at quilting to be able to make one for myself. I think the new quilting site is going to be a big help and know I’m going to really like it. thanks for the opportunity to sign up for the you can quilt this, site.

53 Heather Greenwood 03.19.09 at 1:35 pm

added the link to my Twitter

54 erin 03.19.09 at 1:35 pm

I signed up for the newsletter…YAY!!!

55 Ellen 03.19.09 at 1:36 pm

I am interesting in learning more about quilting, so this is perfect timing for me!! I am looking forward to seeing what the new site has to offer.

56 Byrl 03.19.09 at 1:37 pm

I love to quilt because I enjoy making things and seeing what new patterns I can find and do. I also love giving quilted gifts.

57 Maria 03.19.09 at 1:37 pm

My first 2 kids got handmade quilts from a lovely family friend who is now 93 years old. So she wasn’t able to make quilts for my 2 younger ones. In Sept 2008 I decided to take my first quilting class and fell in love with it all – cutting fabrics, piecing, completing blocks and the entire top, to finishing off with the layering, quilting and binding. After 6 weeks of the class I completed my first quilt. Since then I’ve started making a quilt for my youngest, made a quilt top for a friend using her daughter’s baby clothes, started a Turning 20 project, and sold a completed quilt to someone on etsy that I designed myself! I have a simple sewing machine so this one would be a great help to my new quilting love!

58 erin 03.19.09 at 1:37 pm

I have never quilted, but ever since my SIL gave me a quilt for my baby boy, I have wanted to learn!

59 Terri 03.19.09 at 1:37 pm

I am just learning to quilt and love it. I have sewn for years, but the handwork to create such a lovely quilt is fulfilling. I gain inspiration from all the other experienced quilters in our quilting group.

60 Crystal 03.19.09 at 1:39 pm

I find quilting to be a great relaxer. There are truly no right or wrong ways to quilt and patterns can be made up on the fly if you want. This is the perfect hobby for someone who can’t cut a straight line, but can work a sewing machine :) I love the looks on people’s faces when they receive a new quilt as a gift. I’ve made them for my niece, my great nephew, my sister, several friends and their kids, and many for my son (he’s a blanket hog). I cannot wait for the “YouCanQuiltThis” Site to launch!!

61 Bridgette 03.19.09 at 1:39 pm

I haen’t sewn any quilts myself but I just love them. I have several that have been given to me and my children and they are so inricate and beautiful.

62 chrik 03.19.09 at 1:41 pm

can’t wait for this to launch. Quilting is not only a great hobby but a way of expressing myself and playing with art in away I can tote around with me and wrap myself up in. It’s not just for beds and walls, so you can send a hug out into the world with the people you quilt for or keep them in touch with their past in keepsake quilts

63 Maria 03.19.09 at 1:42 pm

I just signed up for the newsletter and got my free downloads. I think tonight’s project is to find fabrics to use for the patterns!!! Thank you!

64 AdronsCatherine 03.19.09 at 1:42 pm

I’m so excited about your new newsletter! I really WANT to quilt, but haven’t ever taken the leap :o ) After seeing my little man with his satin “lovie”, I realized that I have my very own grown-up lovie, too :o ) I have an obsession with cotton quilts! I use one on my bed, and one in the living room when I’m watching tv or snuggling with the kids… I have memories of Sunbonnet Sue quilts made by my great grandmothers, and the old, soft cotton, all crinkled up where it shrunk after washing. I so want to recreate that feel!

65 Elizabeth S. 03.19.09 at 1:42 pm

Why I love to quilt?
I love to see fabrics come together in a new way to make something that is both useful and beautiful.
I have met such great friends that we get together at least once a month to quilt and to have some girl time.
I just enjoy it!

66 Ashley M. 03.19.09 at 1:44 pm

I have made one quilt myself, but have helped my mom make a couple. I have several that my mom has made for me and I absolutely LOVE cuddling up under one of them to read, sleep, or watch TV. There is nothing like a nice, cozy, warm quilt! =)

67 Leigh Anne Smith 03.19.09 at 1:45 pm

I just signed up for your quilting newsletter. I also added your button to my blog and I am about to go blog about this great contest! Now I am not a quilter, but I have ALWAYS wanted to learn. I love doing crafty things in general but quilting always seemed a little daunting to me. But I also cannot remember a time in my life that didn’t involve quilts. It’s funny how they pop up at significant moments isn’t it? I was given a quilt as a baby by a lady at my grandmother’s church that ended up being my special “blankie.” I can remember when my grandmother passed away when I was 20 the only thing I wanted from her house was this ratty old yellow quilt that she used all the time…b/c it still smelled like her, like White Shoulders. When I got married, my husband’s grandmother made us a beautiful quilt as a gift and it was probably my favorite wedding present ever. Now I have a baby and I would like to make a quilt out of some of his old clothes and I was wondering just how I was going to do that. So that is why I would just love to win this contest!

68 Lorri 03.19.09 at 1:45 pm

I made my first quilt when I was in college and have done only a few since then…. but really appreciate the time and love that goes into a quilt. I’ve been wanting to spend more of my sewing time on quilting, so this new site will be great inspiration I’m sure!

69 gahome2mom 03.19.09 at 1:45 pm

I am following on Twitter and I RT your post for the contest. Thanks.

gahome2mom

70 trishia 03.19.09 at 1:45 pm
71 Sherry Rose 03.19.09 at 1:46 pm

This is so exciting! I love quilting for so many reasons. I have been quilting for about 20 years since I was 10. The main reason I love quilting is because it allows you create something that will give comfort & warmth and wrap the recipient with love. There is something about a handmade quilt that makes you feel happy and comfy even when you are sick. Quilts are like a big soft hug from a dear friend ……and it is a really great excuse to buy lots of fabric:)

72 trishia 03.19.09 at 1:47 pm

and button posted on right sidebar!

73 Christy S. Lube 03.19.09 at 1:47 pm

My husband’s grandmother quilted a LOT, she made beautiful lap quilts for just about everyone in the family. The one she made for me was one of the last ones she made before she passed away 6 years ago. It’s wonderful to have such a beautiful reminder of her.

I signed up for the newsletter, and I have shared this on facebook and twitter both. What a great contest!

74 Bruce 03.19.09 at 1:48 pm

My mother is a quilter. I actually designed a quilt on my computer when I was in college and only recently, she finished it! It is beautiful!

75 AdronsCatherine 03.19.09 at 1:48 pm

Just registered for the newsletter – thank you so much for the gorgeous projects!!! WOW!

76 Mary 03.19.09 at 1:48 pm

Wow – great contest & great idea for a new newsletter! I love the others, and I’m sure I’ll love this one as well. I’ve just begun learning about quilting, and made a doll quilt for my daughter. Can’t wait to see what you’ve got planned for the new site!

77 Bridgette 03.19.09 at 1:49 pm

I just love quilts! My children and I have received a few of them over the years and I think they are so intricate and beautiful! I signed up for the newsletter and I also put a link and the button on my blog! YAY!!

78 Mel Munz 03.19.09 at 1:49 pm

I just signed up for the newsletter and immediately printed off the springtime table runner. Very cute and great instructions! thanks for the opportunity to win the sewing machine!

79 Patricia Ojeda 03.19.09 at 1:49 pm

I started quilting approximately 15 years ago as a way to keep my hands busy and as a stress reliever. Sewing is very relaxing, your mind is only on what is in front of you, nothing else!
I love to make quilts to give to family as a family heirloom. And now that I am home full time (retired) I make quilts on commission by request from people that ask the 2 local quilt shops in my town. I also sew items by request from clients. I
I am now teaching my 8 year old granddaughter to sew, hopefully to continue the interest in sewing for my family! She loves to learn and I love to teach her!
I have made many baby quilts that I have donated over the years, which is very satisfying! Quilters are known for their giving nature!
I have also taught in my home how to quilt for free. I love the thought that quilting and sewing will continue for generations!

80 gahome2mom 03.19.09 at 1:49 pm

I come from a long line of quilters. My mother made and sold quilts when I was a young girl. She would allow my sister and I to help snip the quilting squares as she sewed them on her sewing machine. She really did’t teach us to quilt though. A very long time ago, I cut and sewed many squares together to form quilt tops. I didn’t know what to do next. I have kept them in storage for a long time. They are special to me because many of the squares are from my girls old dresses and fabric that I used to make their dresses when they were younger. (My two oldest) I am now a grandmother and the heritage of quilting keeps popping into my mind. I want to start out small and maybe make baby quilts because I have 4 grandchildren. Last year, I became a grandmother to two granddaughters. lol

Well, enough babbling… Let’s see what others are chattering about! :)

81 Melanie 03.19.09 at 1:50 pm

This is so cool a youcanmakethis site just for quilting!!! I am always looking for inspiration and new ideas even though I have been quilting for over 20 years. I love quilting; it is such a relaxing & satisfying hobby! Well there are days that things do go wrong, but that turns it into a learning experience. Signed up for the newsletter. Thanks!

82 Jennie Martinez 03.19.09 at 1:50 pm

Thanks for much for this sewing machine giveaway! I have a few quilts that my mother and grandmother made for me when I was little. I cherish them and would love to give my own children those same memories!

83 Carla Robbins 03.19.09 at 1:50 pm

When I was young my Grandmother was the quilter and none of the Grandkids were smart enough to pay attention. Now that Grandma has passed on we all could kick ourselves. I was able to finsh one quilt top that she made and still use it to this day. But now that I’m older I so dearly want to learn the passion my Grandmother tried to insteal in us when we were younger. Actually there are lots of things that Grandma could have taught us that I missed out on. I signed up for the news letter so maybe I can learn a little to have Grandma smile down on me.
Thanks,
Carla Robbins

84 Christy Nelson 03.19.09 at 1:50 pm

Wow! This is so exciting for you guys. I’m looking forward to all the great things that will come from the new site. I’ve signed up for the newsletter.

85 Debbie 03.19.09 at 1:51 pm

I love to quilt because it has inspired me to see myself as an artist.

86 Jean 03.19.09 at 1:52 pm

I have sewn and painted all my life. I have painted everything in sight and now express my love of color and texture in the quilts I make. They are like a painting to me. I make my quilts to be used. I want the warmth of my love to wrap and enfold my reciepients. I also make wall quilts just for the pleasure of sight as well.
Jean

87 Christy Nelson 03.19.09 at 1:52 pm

I just totally finished my first quilt. I have some in varying stages from years past. But, this one was special. I made it for a friend whose husband passed away in a car accident when she was 8 months pregnant (she has 2 other kids as well). Anyway, it was from one of his old shirts. I loved making it and can’t wait to make some more!

88 Olya 03.19.09 at 1:52 pm

Signed up, thank you!

89 Susan 03.19.09 at 1:53 pm

I love quilting, and giving away the quilts I make. People are thrilled to recieve quilts for birthdays,aniversaries,etc. It gives me delight in thrilling someone with a new quilt. I have only kept one, a t-shirt quilt. I have been quilting for 40+ years and will never tire of it. My satisfaction is that I make people happy and that a part of me will live on in those quilts.

90 Crystal 03.19.09 at 1:54 pm

I signed up for the newsletter.
Thanks!
ericbrooks75(at)yahoo(dot)com

91 Christy Nelson 03.19.09 at 1:54 pm

Here’s one of my tweets about it!

http://twitter.com/sra_nelson/status/1356291345

92 Brooke Granger 03.19.09 at 1:55 pm

WOW I am so excited about this new website! I love quilts and just finally got brave enough to start my own! I have had a love (more like obsession) with fabric for awile now and I guess you could say collect them! That is why I love quilts. You can have all of your fav0rite fabrics all in one quilt to enjoy not to mention cozy up with. It’s not like you can just hang out in a pile of all your fabric or your family would look at you like you were insane! Another reason I love quilts in that they are so versatile…..you can do a quilt hanging, a quilted pillow, or table runner….the list goes on and on. Not to mention the history of them…the fact that you are continuing something that woman were doing out of neccessity as far back as the 17oo’s is amazingling nostalgic to say the least.

93 Pam 03.19.09 at 1:55 pm

Some of my earliest memories are of my grandmothers quilting. Both had quilt frames they would hang from the ceiling in the dining room and they had a fabric pulley system, which they could raise for eating and then lower for work on the quilt. Two years ago, my grandmother and I quilted together at my home. She was 86 at the time. It was such a sweet time and just weeks afterward she had a debilitating stroke. I will cherish those memories and the pictures my husband was able to record.

94 Linda 03.19.09 at 1:55 pm

I just signed up for the Quilting newsletter! I am anxiously awaiting for it to start! I am new to machine quilting. I am only familiar to hand quilting. Looking forward to this very much. Thanks!

95 Crystal 03.19.09 at 1:56 pm

I have wanted to learn to quilt for the longest time! My grandmother makes beautiful quilts, but her hands have gotten so bad that she can’t do it any more & I would love to carry on the tradition.
Thanks!
ericbrooks75(at)yahoo(dot)com

96 Tiffani 03.19.09 at 1:56 pm

I signed up for the newsletter

97 Sylvia Simmons 03.19.09 at 1:57 pm

I signed up for the newsletter! I’m so excited there is one specifically for quilting now..or soon anyway!

98 Baba 03.19.09 at 1:58 pm

I watched my grandmother quilt when I was a child. She saved every little scrap of fabric and taught me a few things. Now as an adult I love quilting. It’s a way to keep the treasures of the past always with us.

99 Heather 03.19.09 at 1:58 pm

I have made a few simple quilts for beloved babies. I love playing with color and texture and making something really usable. I hope to sew a quilt for my own bed this year.

100 Baba 03.19.09 at 1:58 pm

Signed up for the newsletter.

101 Tanya 03.19.09 at 1:58 pm

I started quilting a few years ago.. I have only made a couple of quilts.. I love the memories they create.. They are treasures that last a long time! I am excited about the new website!!

102 Baba 03.19.09 at 1:58 pm
103 sondra spencer 03.19.09 at 1:58 pm

I am so glad you are starting a quilting site! I LOVE quilts. I have made very few myself, but have always slept under a quilt made by family. My mother-in-law made a quilt for each of my children that they still have and cherish. Now I’m grandma and I would love to make quilts for my grandchildren also. Your “You can make this” site is so inspiring!

104 Amanda 03.19.09 at 1:59 pm

I have really loved learning to quilt. I recently made my sister a wedding quilt and have another big quilt (a log cabin in civil war reproduction fabrics) planned for my brother’s wedding quilt. I think quilting has made me braver. One quilting success and I started tackling bigger projects that would have been daunting to me at the start. I try to set aside time every day to work on something, thought it doesn’t always happen. Today my preschool aged daughter and I spent our rainy afternoon making a doll quilt. Both my girls (almost 2 and 4) love fabric too. My four year old told me today that she wants to be a fabric designer when she grows up!

105 Crystal 03.19.09 at 1:59 pm

I just Tweeted. My username is ctb0520. http://twitter.com/statuses/friends_timeline/17015307.rss
Thanks!
ericbrooks75(at)yahoo(dot)com

106 Lisa Ann 03.19.09 at 1:59 pm

I’ve just signed up for the newsletter and can’t wait to get it. I’m a beginning quilter, and can’t wait for the tips and ideas to start flowing. I’ve always wanted to learn to quilt, because I remember my grandmother making quilts for everyone in the family. She’s 96 now with Alzheimer’s and can’t quilt any longer.

107 Baba 03.19.09 at 2:00 pm
108 Sylvia Simmons 03.19.09 at 2:00 pm

I have always loved quilts, but I was so intimidated by them. I am a self-taught sewer, but I actually recruited help for my first quilt. Yep, been in love ever since! I see fabrics and automatically convert them into quilts in my mind! LOL

109 Olya 03.19.09 at 2:01 pm

I was introduced to the idea of quilting only 5 years ago(about 2 years after moving to the US) when we were making a baby quilt at my first baby shower. Many blankets have passed our house since then, but that first baby quilt is the only one that have stayed. We are using it with our third baby now, it’s heavenly soft, well loved and has all the warmth of our babies stored in it. I am definitely going to save it for my firstborn and hope she will use it with her children as well… I also hope to make such keepsake quilts for my other children so they can have that piece of their childhood carried throughout the years….

110 Ellen Ban 03.19.09 at 2:03 pm

I’ve been quilting for about 15 years. Started doing everything by hand and have moved on to rotary cutters, machine piecing and just recently machine quilting! I enjoy hand piecing and quilting but can accomplish so much more now. Looking forward to the new blog!

111 Erin 03.19.09 at 2:03 pm

Yay! I love this site and I’m sure I’ll love YouCanQuiltThis too. I’m new to quilting but love to look over patterns and all the fabrics I could choose from. We have a new baby coming in June (through adoption) and I have been trying to pick what quilt to do for the new baby! :D
Thanks!
Erin

112 Denise 03.19.09 at 2:04 pm

I am so excited about this new site!! I signed up for the newsletter and can not wait for it to read it. I love quilts!! I think they are great!! I love look at them, tuck my kids in with them at night, and it is my hope to one day make a full size quilt. I have made wall hangings, runners and small quilts. Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration!

113 Michelle Chaplin 03.19.09 at 2:05 pm

Just blogged about this contest on my website!

114 Marsha 03.19.09 at 2:05 pm

I love to create baby quilts. Until my hands got bad- I would hand embroider quilt pieces special for the child it was intended for. Now I am learning how to put blocks together and machine sew them. Baby quilts like this not only serve a function to keep the baby warm but it covers the little one with all the love and good wishes sewn into it. Can’t wait for the new site to be up and running.

115 Alicia C. 03.19.09 at 2:05 pm

I just signed up for the newsletter! Can’t wait to get it.

116 Michelle Chaplin 03.19.09 at 2:05 pm

I just blogged about this on Myspace

117 Becca O. 03.19.09 at 2:05 pm

Yay! I’m so excited! I’m fairly new to quilting, but I have always loved the quilts that my mom and grandparents have made for me. It’s like giving away a piece of you.

118 Tammy 03.19.09 at 2:05 pm

I just signed up for the new newsletter for the u can quilt site . Oh I’m so excited. I love quilts . I grew up with a mom and grandmotehr who all quilted. My grandmother gave every one of her grandchildren a hand made quilt she had made for their wedding present. I cherish that quilt . I have owned it now for 20 years. I have made several quick patch work quilts in my life. Mostly as a teenager and young adult. I’ve always been wanting to learn to do a real quilt. So I am very enthusiastic about this. Ican’t wait to learn and make me a real quilt that I can proudly display. It would make my grandmother proud I am sure. She died not long after I was married. I always associate sewing and quilting with my grandmother.
Tammy

119 Becca O. 03.19.09 at 2:05 pm

I signed up for the newsletter. Can’t wait!

120 Michelle Chaplin 03.19.09 at 2:05 pm

just blogged about this contest on facebook!

121 Becca O. 03.19.09 at 2:06 pm

I added your button to my blog! :)

122 Michelle Chaplin 03.19.09 at 2:06 pm

I just added your button on my blog! :) I’m so excited about this

123 Becca O. 03.19.09 at 2:06 pm

I told my friends on Facebook!

124 Alicia C. 03.19.09 at 2:07 pm

My grandmother has actually HAND quilted 2 quilts for me. I do not use them ever, I have them displayed on my quilt rack in my bedroom. My husband keeps asking me why I keep them and don’t use them, but he’ll never understand the emotion and love that was put into making that for me. I hope to eventually pass one down to each of my girls when they move out of the house. **sniff, sniff** I’ve got at least another 16 years though!

125 Lisa H 03.19.09 at 2:07 pm

I love quilts and quilting. There’s just something magical about snuggling under something made with love.

126 Keri 03.19.09 at 2:07 pm

I signed up for the “you can quilt this” news letter!

127 Liz L. 03.19.09 at 2:08 pm

I love quilts because they make me think of my grandmother. She has made so many beautiful quilts that they always make me think of her!

128 Liz L. 03.19.09 at 2:08 pm

I subscribe!

lil_wifey21 at yahoo dot com

129 Liz L. 03.19.09 at 2:08 pm

I have your button here!
http://haltonmom.blogspot.com
lil_wifey21 at yahoo dot com

130 Teresa Lamb 03.19.09 at 2:08 pm

I can’t wait to get started on this! I’ve always been overwhelmed in the past because it seems like such a large project. I’d like to start with baby size quilts.
When my dd was a baby, my coworkers cross-stitched a lamb alphabet for us. Its one of my most favorite gifts. It hung on her wall for a couple of years, and now its up in the closet for save keeping.
Debbie S made some really cute rag quilts (yay Debbie!!) that I would love to try…
Can’t wait til April!!

131 Susan 03.19.09 at 2:08 pm

I have just started with quilting and I love the creativeness, the handling of the fabrics and the joy they bring others.

132 Donna 03.19.09 at 2:09 pm

I have made several quilts for my grandchildren and pour lots of love and prayers in each one. It is so fulfilling! I am a learner and continuously love to learn new things.

133 Keri 03.19.09 at 2:10 pm

quilts are a thing that last through generations! I always think of quilts as an hierloom of art! If made with enough love they will pass through many hands for many generations to come. That’s what quilting means to me.

134 Crystal 03.19.09 at 2:10 pm

I just added this on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/home.php?filter=app_2309869772
Thanks!
ericbrooks75(at)yahoo(dot)com

135 Donna 03.19.09 at 2:10 pm

I have made several quilts for my grandchildren and pour lots of love and prayers into each one. It is so fulfilling! I am a learner and continuously love to learn new things.

136 Marcia 03.19.09 at 2:10 pm

can’t wait to see more projects and get started

137 Carlotta 03.19.09 at 2:10 pm

Oh my stars what a lovely giveaway! Quilting has become my new love because I can express myself very easily with the colors and designs I choose. And especially because I choose to quilt without rules. I just enjoy putting the fabrics together, with the many different colors and designs, and go off to my happy place in my own lil world of quilting.
~Tootles for now!

138 Sara 03.19.09 at 2:11 pm

I signed up for the newsletter! Yay!

139 SewDucky 03.19.09 at 2:11 pm

I signed up for the newsletter!

140 SewDucky 03.19.09 at 2:12 pm

Quilts remind me of my dead grandmother. The last thing she did for my mom was cut out quilt blocks for her. Can’t look at one without thinking of her.

141 Courtney @ Sister To Sister 03.19.09 at 2:13 pm

YEAH!!! SOOO very excited about this!

Don’t know that I am eligible to win, but of course I will still do everything! :)

I have the button on my blog!

142 Liz L. 03.19.09 at 2:13 pm
143 Sylvia Simmons 03.19.09 at 2:13 pm
144 Courtney @ Sister To Sister 03.19.09 at 2:13 pm

I posted about it!

145 Laura 03.19.09 at 2:14 pm

I am just getting started on quilting. I want to be able to make my daughters something they can treasure forever.

146 Amy Hopkins 03.19.09 at 2:14 pm

I’ve always been artsy, but in college I fell in love with fabric, when I took some classes on textiles. I just love the colors, designs, and the feel of it. I especially love the history of it and what it says about each society. So it wasn’t too big a step to quilting and sewing.

I started quilting when my daughter was about 6 months old. My Mother-In law quilted and I was intrigued. Unfortunately she lived 8 hours away so I got her help in picking out fabric and a few basic tips and then I just learned by trial and error. Now She laughs that I’m a better quilter than her.

147 Jaime 03.19.09 at 2:14 pm

I just signed up for the newsletter, how fun!

148 Courtney @ Sister To Sister 03.19.09 at 2:16 pm

I love quilting. It is just so relaxing and fun! I really enjoy picking out a bunch of different fabrics and putting them together to make something great!

But, I would have to say, my favorite thing about quilting is seeing one of my precious girls curled up underneath her favorite quilt. One I lovingly made while pregnant with them! :) So great!

149 aprild 03.19.09 at 2:16 pm

quilting to me means Memories, plain and simple. recently me MIL made my daughther a quilt for her 3rd bday and i when she showed it to me yesterday i cried. this quilt will be cherished forever and my daughter and all of us will hold onto the memory that this was made by her grandmother. she is also teaching me now how to quilt and i have made a few pillows to match emmas quilt she is getting for her bday. it was fun,memorable and i will hold onto the memory of making these pillows for her to. so that about says it all for me. the memories mean the most to me when it comes to making or receiving a quilt :)

150 Courtney @ Sister To Sister 03.19.09 at 2:17 pm

I am trying to sign up for the newsletter, but can’t for some reason. I will have to try again later! I can not wait to get it!!!

151 Deanna Currie 03.19.09 at 2:17 pm

Quilts are a comfort to me. I snuggle down in my quilt and let the cares of the day pass. They are a warnth that comforts me from stress. They are sort of like a mediation t he let me go right to sleep at night.

152 Sylvia Simmons 03.19.09 at 2:17 pm

Blog button has been added! http://www.hopscotchsquare.blogspot.com

153 Keisha Hooper 03.19.09 at 2:19 pm

I just signed up. WooHoo!!!

154 Audry 03.19.09 at 2:19 pm

I love quilting! Im not very good but I cant wait to get better!

155 Karen S 03.19.09 at 2:20 pm

I just signed up for the newsletter. I can hardly wait for the fun to begin!!

156 Brittany H. 03.19.09 at 2:20 pm

Hi,
Oh my heavens, I want to win this so badly it makes my heart hurt! I signed up for your newsletter. Thank you!
—Brittany

157 Keisha Hooper 03.19.09 at 2:21 pm

I love the quilts that have been made for me. I have only made small baby doll quilts and table runners but the art of quilting takes me back to a time when things were simpler.

158 Courtney @ Sister To Sister 03.19.09 at 2:21 pm

I added it to my facebook!

159 Alicia C. 03.19.09 at 2:22 pm

I just added your button to my blog….now of to write a post about the new website!
http://www.the3littlepiggiesboutique.blogspot.com/

160 Brittany H. 03.19.09 at 2:22 pm

I just added your button to my blog. :)

161 Jay 03.19.09 at 2:22 pm

I’ve signed up for the new newsletter — can’t hardly wait!

162 Jennifer C. 03.19.09 at 2:23 pm

I signed up for the newsletter!!!

163 Karen S 03.19.09 at 2:24 pm

A dear friend just passed away. She is a Quilting Guru, Fanatic,and just plain in love with the art of quilting. We talked many times of her helping me with a project I wanted to do for my mom. “There’s always tomorrow ” was the thought with no action. Well Eileen here I go. Wish me luck & guide me. You were always an inspiration in all things!

164 Olya 03.19.09 at 2:24 pm

Blogged about the giveaway :)

165 Launna Hayes 03.19.09 at 2:24 pm

I am very excited about this new site. My daughter and sister are published quilt designers but I always said I just couldn’t understand why you would want to take a perfectly good, beautiful piece of fabric, cut it into little pieces just to sew it back together. However about a year ago I agreed to take a quilt class with a friend because she didn’t want to go alone. I was hooked! I finally “got it”. My dear mother hand quilted 2 queen sized quilts while taking chemo for leukemia. It comforted her as she dealt with the side affects. My youngest daughter was later given one of the quilts. It is her most prized possesion. My mother is gone but the quilt remains as a reminder of her love. I want to leave my grandchildren a little piece of me in the form of a pretty quilt. Thank you for creating this site.

166 Dannielle 03.19.09 at 2:24 pm

I am new to quilting. Your blog has helped inspire me to pick up this new adventure. My grandmother who is almost 80 years old quilts. She is very good at it. She has led a hard life, and raised 9 children by herself. She is an amazing woman. Between her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, 91 of us, not a single one quilts. I have started to take this up because of her. I know this is something that she has used as an outlet through the years. I want her to see that her legacy will continue!

My blog is http://www.danniellegriffin.blogspot.com I will link this and blog it!

167 Olya 03.19.09 at 2:24 pm

… and added the button to my blog!

168 Sara 03.19.09 at 2:24 pm

I participated in the quilt-along with Kim and found quilting to be very relaxing…with a beautiful result! I was so proud with each new step completed and found out that it was easier than I had originally thought it would be. I’m so excited about the newest YCMT addition to help me with inspiration and learning something new. Congratulations YCMT!

169 Brittany H. 03.19.09 at 2:24 pm

My experience with quilts…..My grandmother has been making quilts for me since I was little. We got a beuatiful one for our wedding, and she’s continued to make quilts for my babies. Each one of my grandma’s quilts is special to me. They are warm, and stitched with care. She made me one for graduation and told me that when I used it to remember that they (my grandparents) love me. I would love to learn how to do things as amazing as she does, and this machine would be a great start for me. Thank you so much for this giveaway.

170 Jay 03.19.09 at 2:25 pm

Quilting has become a huge part of my life over the past 18 years. I started out making quilts for the little ones in the family, then started making throws for the rest of us. When we moved 2,000 miles from all of our family and friends, quilting provided entree to my new community, introducing me to friends who are every bit as important as the ones I had left behind. Hand quilting provides therapy that calms an overactive mind and gives my hands important work to do. And the sight of all that beautiful fabric just does my heart good.

171 Jaci 03.19.09 at 2:26 pm

I signed up for the newsletter with my email address, themomdaily@gmail.com!

172 Danielle 03.19.09 at 2:27 pm

I love quilts! I have kept some from when I was little. I am hoping to be able to start my own quilt soon.

173 Lorraine G 03.19.09 at 2:28 pm

I signed up and can’t wait.. I have taken 2 quilting classes and I really enjoy learning. I’m fairly new to sewing and quilting. Thanks ;)

174 Danielle 03.19.09 at 2:29 pm

Signed up for the newsletter!

175 Danielle 03.19.09 at 2:29 pm

Button is on my blog!

176 Elizabeth 03.19.09 at 2:30 pm

I love quilts and this is great news! I have lots of quilts on the back burner and hope this will inspire me to begin quilting again!

177 Jennifer C. 03.19.09 at 2:32 pm

Whenever my grandparents know I’m making a quilt they always talk about my great-grandmother and her love for quilting. She made quite a few over her lifetime. I grew up with her heavy quilts keeping me warm during the winter. Now when I make my daughter quilts I think about my great-grandma. I feel like I’m carrying on her love for creating and hopefully passing it on to my daughter.

Of course it encourages me to make more when it’s my quilts my two year old daughter prefers. After her last two surgeries I went into the recovery room to find her under one of her special quilts. It’s touching to know they bring her comfort.

178 pam 03.19.09 at 2:32 pm

Quilts are memories in themselves. From picking the pattern, fabric and the first cut. The stitching, the mistakes (leave some in, it’s fun looking for them again after awhile) and there is nothing like the feel good feeling when it is finished. Then the look on the face of the receiver. It’s something that is never forgotten. quilts give warm fuzzies for a lifetime! Can’t wait for the new ideas to be found here!

179 Jaci 03.19.09 at 2:32 pm

I love quilts, my 1st quilt was made for me by my UNCLE, yes I said UNCLE! He was a train engineer, he would cut the peices at night and than durring the waits for turnarounds he would sew them by hand. It is all the same yellow calico fabric but cut into triangles and put together. I still have it today, both of my children were brought home from the hospital in it. It was my sons crib quilt when he was a baby and it is my daughters crib quilt now. When she outgrows it, it will be put away for their children. I make some quilts for my mom’s teddybear collection and I am making one for my daughters doll. I have never made a full size quilt because I sew by hand (my sewing machine died and no money to replace it) But I also love the challange of making the mini quilts!

180 Angie 03.19.09 at 2:32 pm

I am very excited to check out this new site. I love quilting, i am sort of self taught so good tips and help would be great.

181 Erin 03.19.09 at 2:33 pm

I signed up for the newsletter and am looking forward to it!

182 Ang 03.19.09 at 2:34 pm

Quilts allow me to surround myself (quite literally) with the love of my mother and grandmother now they are gone. They pieced quilts together from old dresses, shirts, etc. that have special memories for us. Quilting is important to me now as I spend time with my children- building memories with them. My great-grandmother made me a quilt top for my wedding, but died before she finished. I look forward to finishing the quilt with my daughter in time for her wedding. Quilting is a great tradition of love and fellowship.

183 Jennifer C. 03.19.09 at 2:34 pm

I’ve had your button on my blog for a while… do I need a special one?

184 Sylvia Simmons 03.19.09 at 2:36 pm

This has now been twittered! (hopscotchsquare)

185 Erin 03.19.09 at 2:36 pm

Although I haven’t done much of it myself yet, quilting is very special to me. My Grandmother quilts, my Mom quilts, and many of my special aunties also quilt – it’s definitely a thing in our family! I have a very special quilt that my Mom pieced and put together and my Grandmother hand-quilted. I have recently started a baby quilt and am loving it! I look forward to learning more about quilting and I could DEFINITELY use a new machine! :)

186 sandy 03.19.09 at 2:39 pm

I signed up for the newsletter, can’t wait to see it!

187 heidi 03.19.09 at 2:40 pm

I am new to quilting; when my niece and her husband announced that they were expecting I had to make them one. It was so fun!

188 Sylvia Simmons 03.19.09 at 2:40 pm
189 Amie 03.19.09 at 2:42 pm

I admire quilters – my Mom and my DH’s grandmother both are/were consummate quilters. My Mom taught quilt classes for years and years. They provided me with my most treasured decorating pieces in my house. Both gave me a hand quilted full size quilt. One hangs in my living room one hangs in my family room. I bought furniture and decor to go with each one. I treasure both of them.

I love to see the quilts other people have done! I enjoy piecing the quilts but not the quilting – so the few I have done myself – 4 patch, rail fence, and log cabin I keep and enjoy!

190 Diane 03.19.09 at 2:44 pm

quilting is a way for me to create with fabric without worrying about what it will look like on me…

191 sandy 03.19.09 at 2:44 pm

I love making quilts because a quilt is warm and comforting, made with love, and will be treasured forever.

192 Stefanie 03.19.09 at 2:44 pm

I signed up for the newsletter, I’m so excited!

I love quilting — I am currently making my boyfriend a quilt for our one year anniversary, it’s just the perfect way to show him I love him! I know he’ll love it :)

193 Sylvia Simmons 03.19.09 at 3:03 pm

This has been posted to Facebook now!
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1120430140&ref=name

194 Lynn Taylor 03.19.09 at 3:04 pm

I am so very excited for this website to be active! I have been quilting for many years but only recently went back into it full force. I love the feeling of finishing a quilt and love it even more when I give it to that someone special. The look on their faces is reward enough for me. I signed up for the newsletter and look foward to the first one!
Lynn

195 Annie 03.19.09 at 3:07 pm

I just signed up for the newsletter!

196 Rhonda Case 03.19.09 at 3:08 pm

I just signed up for the YCQT newsletter!

197 Annie 03.19.09 at 3:08 pm

I don’t know how to quilt but I just started doing quilt top piecing. I’m doing 2 Lap size quilt at the same time! I’m taking my time because it sure does require a lot of fabric! It is really fun and rewarding. I can’t wait to give my daughter one :)

198 Annie 03.19.09 at 3:10 pm

I just added a blog button
http://prettybabyboutique.blogspot.com/

199 Lynn Taylor 03.19.09 at 3:10 pm

I just added the button and blogged about your new site!

200 Rhonda Case 03.19.09 at 3:10 pm

In February I just finished my first quilt, it was for my daughter’s 4th birthday. I loved it! I found it so relaxing to work on after the girls were in bed and it was nice to have something challenging to work out this SAHM brain.

201 Rebecca Johnson 03.19.09 at 3:11 pm

Wow, this is going to be a great new site and newsletter! Thank you for the give-away and I would love to be the lucky winner because I admire the handiwork of quilters and would like to continue to learn more about sewing to make some of the beautiful quilt patterns that are available! It’s also exciting to see the art of quilting grow by more leaps and bounds each year because it is such a part of our “fabric” [no pun intended] as a nation. Thank you and good luck to all of us for the give-away!

202 Maggi 03.19.09 at 3:13 pm

I have a business that requires me to be creative. It used to be my hobby and has now become work. I started getting together with a group of talented (and patient) ladies who began to teach me about the art of quilting. My projects are not perfect, the seams are not always straight, but I LOVE the process of putting together these geometric pieces of soft-feeling fabrics. I am only now beginning to work on the actual QUILT part of quilting. I tried to machine quilt (with my machine) my husband’s woodsy quilt, but that was too much man-handling(no pun intended), so I am now hand-quilting it with a lap hoop. What a satisfying project this has been. There is my story in a nutshell. I love to quilt because I am creative, there is always something new to learn, I am probably the only one who will know when I make a mistake and these pieces are useful! Doesn’t get any better……..!

203 Valarie Lewis 03.19.09 at 3:16 pm

I love to quilt when I can find the time. I started back in Junior High Home econ, and have been sewing like a fiend ever since. My son has an unconventional quilt I made for his toddler bed (it has a wide wale cord backing, and I used flannel for the front) it’s very heavy and he loves it. To me, giving a quilt is definitely a labor of love!

204 Donna in SC 03.19.09 at 3:17 pm

I’ve been sewing all my life, but have quilted very little. I signed up for the newsletter and am looking forward to exploring this new world of quilting. I have made many quilt blocks, but have never had the knowledge to put them together into a real bed-sized quilt. Sure could use this machine to help me along. Thanks for the great giveaway!

205 Rhonda Case 03.19.09 at 3:18 pm

I just added your button to my site

206 Julie 03.19.09 at 3:18 pm

I signed up for the newsletter.

207 Toni 03.19.09 at 3:19 pm

This is really exciting!! I enjoying quilting but haven’t done any in awhile. I’m thinking this newsletter and website will be my inspiration to get started again! I’ve started around 5 or 6 quilts but have only finished 2. Guess I better get busy!

208 Rhonda Case 03.19.09 at 3:21 pm

And now I just blogged about it! I can’t wait to see the site and all you have to offer!

209 Jennifer 03.19.09 at 3:22 pm

I just signed up for the newsletter.
Smiles!

210 Nicole Scott 03.19.09 at 3:22 pm

My Great Grandmother was an amazing quilter- she won the Ohio State fair for quilting. She was truly magnificent! Quilting reminds me of her and I cherish the fact that her passion for sewing has been passed down to my mother and then to me. I’ve only made a handful of quilts but always enjoy making them because… I LOVE FABRIC and I love sewing.

211 Julie 03.19.09 at 3:22 pm

I started helping my mom tie quilts when I was just in grade school. (Maybe sooner?) The first quilt I made was a bowtie quilt for my boyfriend (now husband of 22 years) while we were dating. I got double credit because I used it for a “creative project” in one of my classes! When I was 16, my mom gave me a quilt that was a twin size sunbonnet girls. There were three patterns: holding an umbrella, pouring water out of a watering can onto flowers, and holding a basket of flowers with ribbons. There were 10 of each block with a combination of embroidery and applique. Then she hand quilted it. :) She did one for each of my sisters (2) and my sisters-in-law (4). Now she is working on grandkid quilts. One of my 3 kids has his. Some blocks are pieced, some are appliqued. My favorite is one of my Daddy’s shirt pockets attached.

212 Michaela 03.19.09 at 3:24 pm

I signed up for the newsletter =)

213 Erin 03.19.09 at 3:24 pm

I am new to quilting and I am addicted! I can’t wait for the new site to help with my new addiction. I love having items in my home that were made by me and quilts are perfect!

214 Jennifer 03.19.09 at 3:24 pm

I love quilting when time permits. I think it is great to be able to give handmade gifts.
Smiles!

215 Anne-Marie 03.19.09 at 3:24 pm

I signed up for the newsletter!

216 Michaela 03.19.09 at 3:26 pm

I don’t quilt yet, though I have some books on quilting. My grandmother used to make quilts though and I loved them. I just love that someone put their heart into making something, it gives them so much more meaning than a blanket that’s store bought.

217 dee 03.19.09 at 3:29 pm

What a great giveaway! I’m just learning to sew but have dreams of making beautiful quilts for my grandchildren someday. I figure I have at least 20 years to learn!

218 Marie Woodman 03.19.09 at 3:30 pm

I am so excited about this new site. I just started quilting just over a year ago. I made a baby quilt because it was the right size to learn on. I used Beatrix Potter fabrics in pink and greens. It has sat all this time with no one to give it to until now–new grandbaby coming in July and its a girl!! Can’t wait to give it to her and to make many more quilts.

219 May 03.19.09 at 3:31 pm

Oh this is just awesome! I hae two quilts my grandmother made me, one when I was little and one her and I went and bought the fabric and I started to make myself but cut my squares totally wrong and so I gave up and my grandmother told me to bring it to her. So I did.. I drove the 2 hours to see her and she said well kid we don’t have time to fix it all up while your here but while you are lets go get your bindings.. so we did.. well when I graduated from high school she gave me that quilt all finished with OUR initials in teh corner an the year of 1995 in the corner! What i didn’t know was that in only a few short months she would be gone due to pancreatic cancer. I used that quilt for a long while… but as it started to sink in.. I had to SAVE it.. so each time I went to the hospital to have my babies.. it went.. the first few months of their lives it kept us warm… with taht quilt I have wrapped my whole family in my grandmothers love! She was never able to teach me.. but now I can make quilts for my babies to carry on grandmas traditions! Thanks ladies!

220 samantha jo campen 03.19.09 at 3:32 pm

I’ve never quilted but have always wanted to learn. I envision making a quilt for my son (and any future children) out of his old clothes. I love the idea of passing something handmade down through the generations. My son also got a handmade quilt when he was born from my co-worker and I envy that she was able to make it. It’s his favorite blankie too!

221 Whitney 03.19.09 at 3:32 pm

I’m just starting to quilt on my own, but I’ve been around it for many years. In college while writing for a magazine, I did a story over a quilting festival and one of the women gave me the most perfect quotes about quilting. She said, “If someone gives you a quilt, it’s because they love you.” I think that’s why I love quilting so much; it’s a physical representation of love an sentiment.

222 Michaela 03.19.09 at 3:32 pm

I added your button here

223 samantha jo campen 03.19.09 at 3:33 pm
224 Ginger 03.19.09 at 3:33 pm

When I was an older child, my great-grandmother gave my family a quilt that she made when she was younger. My brother and I called it “the cold blanket”. I don’t know why it was cold to the touch when we would first snuggle under it to watch a movie or read a book, perhaps it was the type of fabric that she used to make it. It was comforting and relaxing due to its heavy feeling–although it wasn’t very thick, which was perfect for us since we lived in South Florida. Needless to say, we fought over who would get to use it because, goodness knows, a tween brother and sister wouldn’t dare snuggle up with the same blanket to watch a movie on family night. That blanket was loved nearly to death. We have repaired it several times over the years, but now it is practically beyond repair. I hope to salvage some of it to make it into a “new” quilt for the next generation. Thank you for the opportunity to share fond memories of my favorite quilt with others.

225 Lara 03.19.09 at 3:34 pm

This is so exciting! I’ve not quilted recently as much as I would like to because I am back in college. The first quilt that I made was when I was engaged to my now husband of almost 16 years and my grandmother helped me make it. Talk about great memories!

226 Anne-Marie 03.19.09 at 3:35 pm

I have always loved quilts and taught myself to quilt while I was in college. I have also taught other people to quilt. I am so glad that quilting continues to grow in appeal. Today’s methods are so much easier and faster. Using a rotary cutter to cut strips for piecing is a great stress reliever. And I love that quilts are beautiful AND useful. My favorite part of quilting (besides buying fabric) is binding because then you are almost done and you can soon use the new quilt!

227 Bunny 03.19.09 at 3:37 pm

I signed up for the newsletter!

228 Mary 03.19.09 at 3:38 pm

I also signed up for the newsletter. Looking forward to it

229 Jenni 03.19.09 at 3:40 pm

I am just getting into quiliting and am so excited to have a YCMT website specifically for this!!! I love putting together the different blocks!

230 Mommyishome 03.19.09 at 3:40 pm

I signed up for the newsletter!

231 Jenni 03.19.09 at 3:40 pm

I just signed up for the newsletter!!!

232 Sue J 03.19.09 at 3:40 pm

I don’t consider myself a quilter…I am a “quilt top maker”. Although I do quilt small
lap quilts and baby quilts. It takes such precision to make those tiny stitches and I admire anyone with that patience. Machine quilting is nice for some designs, also.
I quilt so something of me will be here forever. My kids (grown and on their own now) cherish every quilt I give them. I have yet to make myself one. I have more fun giving them away.

233 Mommyishome 03.19.09 at 3:40 pm

Quilting means time to myself to be creative, relax and create something special for those I love.

234 Mary 03.19.09 at 3:41 pm

I started quilting 2-3 years ago. I’m self taught from books and quilting shows. I wanted to learn to quilt to give my family members something that can be left to their families to be handed down. I have also made quilts for neighbors and friends.

235 Jenni 03.19.09 at 3:41 pm

Just added button to my blog!!!

236 Melinda 03.19.09 at 3:41 pm

I just signed up for your newsletter! Woot! I can’t wait to see what goodies are in it! =)

237 linda rose 03.19.09 at 3:42 pm

I have yet to complete a quilt. Actually in all honesty, they scare me! Hopefully the launch of this new site along with the 2 new freebies will entice me to give it a go. My grandmother just gave me a TON of quilting templates, books, batting, the works basically, so there is no better time than NOW for this site to be launched!

238 Sharon 03.19.09 at 3:42 pm

I signed up for the newsletter at You Can Quilt This!

Thank You,

Sharon

239 Eda Dal-Corobbo 03.19.09 at 3:43 pm

For me, quilting is about creating history for my adopted children. Quilts were handed down from generation to generation, and, I have hopefully created the 1st link in our family chain and made them quilts representing the countries they were born in. Hopefully they will cherish these quilts made with love, (if not now, when they are older anyway!) and hand them to their children in a hope that the link will create a cirle of love and a memory of the unconditional love children bring to a family.

Eda D.C

240 dee 03.19.09 at 3:43 pm

Posted about this on my site!

241 Jenni 03.19.09 at 3:43 pm

just added giveaway info on my blog!!! I am so excited!!!

242 Melinda 03.19.09 at 3:43 pm

I love quilting simply because they make excellent gifts from the heart. I’ve quilted for both of my children, my students, and my extended family. I love it! It’s relaxing and can be as simple or as complicated as you like. =)

243 Mary 03.19.09 at 3:46 pm

Thank you for the freebies for signing up.

244 Kathleen Miller 03.19.09 at 3:47 pm

Your button is on my blog!

245 Penny 03.19.09 at 3:47 pm

I subscribed to the newsletter!!

246 Kathleen Miller 03.19.09 at 3:49 pm

I have a quilt my grandmother started and my mother finished hanging in my room. It means a lot to have a little piece of both of them. Also, my mom and sister-in-laws love to quilt so it’s fun to “talk quilts” with them.

247 Kathleen Miller 03.19.09 at 3:50 pm

I’m ready and waiting….signed up for the newsletter! : )

248 Chrisandra Davis 03.19.09 at 3:50 pm

I am new to quilting and just finished my first lap quilt! It was a fun and relaxing process.

249 Lisa J 03.19.09 at 3:50 pm

I love creating just about anything…..quilting is a new favorite that I am trying out. So far I love it. This is a fantastic contest. Thanks!

250 Lisa J 03.19.09 at 3:51 pm

I signed up for the newsletter!

251 Chrisandra Davis 03.19.09 at 3:52 pm

Oh, and I just signed up!

252 Tricia 03.19.09 at 3:54 pm

I love to quilt. I treasure my baby quilts and preschool quilts my grandmother made for me. I hope that quilts I give away will be treasured the same way.

Tricia

253 Penny 03.19.09 at 3:56 pm

I am just starting to quilt. I have been sewing for a couple of years now, and truly love it! I have asked my mom to help me learn to quilt. I have made quilt tops before but never actually quilted one on my own. This machine would be a dream!!
Quilting is a wonderful way to spend time with my mom, and something I can pass on to my girls. I have lots of old quilts made by my grandmother and great grandmothers from both sides of the family. I can never pass up an old quilt or quilt top at rummage sales or flea market. There’s just so much character and love in them.

254 Bunny 03.19.09 at 3:58 pm

I put your button on my blog! :)

255 Jennifer 03.19.09 at 4:02 pm

Quilting has been something I’ve always admired, but never had the determination to follow through on. A really good friend of mine is a wonderful quilter and she inspired me to at least give quilting a great try. She made a beautiful baby quilt for my first daughter and it’s just gorgeous. It would be neat to win the machine and start quilting all at the same time!

256 Marilyn Strain 03.19.09 at 4:03 pm

I always said to my friends “I’m not a quilter.”….then, I made my first quilt…and…I’m addicted. Quilting is so relaxing and even the simplist quilt makes me feel so creative. I want to work on them every day.

257 Tammy Bowser 03.19.09 at 4:03 pm

I have the greatest memory of a quilt that I embroidered. It took me about three years to get it done. My husband bought me a quilting frame, and me, my mom and my grandmother quilted it all by hand. I will cherish that quilt forever as three generations sat and talked and sewed. I will add your website to my blog and let everyone know about the contest. I would love to have that machine!!!
Tammy

258 Kathleen Miller 03.19.09 at 4:04 pm

I posted a story about your new site and contest!

259 Pat 03.19.09 at 4:08 pm

I love to make baby quilts to give away. I give them to friends and for charity. I also make quilted purses and bags. Gives me a way to express my creative side.

Pat

260 debra 03.19.09 at 4:10 pm

I have never quilted but I just bought my first pattern and layer cake to make one for my neices graduation. I am really excited to get started!!!

261 Kay Tillman 03.19.09 at 4:11 pm

I signed up for the newsletter. Can’t wait to see it.
Thanks for the opportunity,
Kay

262 Heidi Lehnig 03.19.09 at 4:15 pm

I am very excited over the new newsletter on Quilting.
I think all of us beginning sewers started with straight stitching squares together to assist with learning to sew straight. My first quilt was for one of my dolly’s, and I have since made many craft items and wall hangings as well as clothes, toys, etc.
What a wonderful craft to pass on !

263 Saundra Steckline 03.19.09 at 4:15 pm

I have been sewing for 49 years, starting at the age of 10. At that time I was cutting out my own creations of Barbie doll clothes and sewing them by hand. At 15 I started a set of hand embroidered quilt blocks for my first quilt. By then I was into sewing my own clothes and mending. I did some quilting later after I married and my children were old enough to be in school. Then I started working. I got back into quilting 3 years ago when I retired from the public work force. My machine is 30 years old and I have put it through lots of stitches. I find quilting relaxing and rewarding. At this point I make all kinds of quilted projects for my home, friends, grandkids and other family members. Soon I will start putting together quilt blocks that my mother-in-law made, but did not get the quilts done before a series of strokes. She passed away last fall and these quilts will be a memorial to her and given to her grandkids for keepsakes. That is what quilting is about; the joy of memories. The joy of creating, giving and receiving. Can’t wait to get the newsletter and I am looking forward to lots of ideas and tips to make quilting even more fun. QUILT ON!!

264 Penny 03.19.09 at 4:19 pm

I put your button on my blog:

http://www.alliekatcreations.blogspot.com

265 Doris Henson 03.19.09 at 4:25 pm

First off…thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful gift!!! I can’t even imagine winning such a gift!! You would certainly hear me squeal!! Ü I’m on my way back to sign up for the newsletter!!! Thanks!!!

Thanks again!!!

266 Sally 03.19.09 at 4:26 pm

I love making quilts. They give me pleasure and warmth as I make them and as a gift, they are beautiful and practical. Clothing may be outgrown or wear out but a quilt surrounds the receiver with a cuddly hug for years to come.

267 Sandi Shimchick 03.19.09 at 4:27 pm

Just signed up for the newsletter!

268 Karen 03.19.09 at 4:28 pm

I grew up with handmade quilts made by my great-grandmother and great aunts. We used them so most of them are not worthy of being hung on a wall, but they are still beautiful to me. I have just one that is of hanging quality. I found a box of quilt squares started by my great aunts. I knew I would probably never use them so I gave them to the mother of one of my friends who is a master quilter. She turned it into a beautiful quilt which she then gave to my daughter upon her high school graduation. We were so touched, and my daughter understood what a precious gift she’d been given.

269 Diane Hover 03.19.09 at 4:29 pm

I signed up for the newsletter, and am now working on all the other entries…..thanks for the chance…how exciting!!

270 Penny 03.19.09 at 4:30 pm
271 Sandi Shimchick 03.19.09 at 4:31 pm

I have always admired quilts, they’re just beautiful. I love to see how different fabrics can be combined to create something completely new. Can’t wait to see the new website!

272 Diane Hover 03.19.09 at 4:35 pm

I have added your icon to my blog http://nelliesnest.blogspot.com…now off to do more!

273 Sue D 03.19.09 at 4:35 pm

I signed up for the quilt newsletter.

274 Diane Hover 03.19.09 at 4:37 pm

I have to admit, I have tons of quilt books, magazines and patterns, but haven’t settled down to do much with the exception of wall hangings, love those…but I think quilting is so great as it is so much a part of you…a part of who you are…and it leaves a part of history for your family to carry on…and its also very rewarding to actually complete one!

275 Bing 03.19.09 at 4:38 pm

Signed up for the newsletter.

276 Sue D 03.19.09 at 4:38 pm

I have made a few simple quilt projects and would like to learn more. Quilts are very important to me. I have several from my grandmothers that are very special. One was made for me as a teenager for my twin size bed and I can recognize the fabric that was also used to make clothing for my much younger sister. Quilts connect us to the past and are full of memories.

277 Sue Cahill 03.19.09 at 4:39 pm

I just signed up for the newsletter. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for those of us addicted to quilting!

278 Diane Hover 03.19.09 at 4:41 pm
279 Bing 03.19.09 at 4:41 pm

I have always wanted to learn quilting. Quilts are fabulous pieces of artwork to collect and display!

280 Jacilynn 03.19.09 at 4:43 pm

Hi, I just signed up for the newsletter. It would be soooo sweet to win this. fingers crossed

281 Diane Hover 03.19.09 at 4:44 pm

Whoops, I messed up my gadget post, does not work, so here it is again http://nelliesnest.blogspot.com/

282 Jacilynn 03.19.09 at 4:45 pm

I’m not very great at quilting. I’ve made a couple, but will continue to make quilts and develop my skills. I love creating something from scratch.

283 Linda 03.19.09 at 4:45 pm

I just started to learn to quilt. My grandmother made my daughter and son a handmade quilt when they were born. She did an amazing job!! A quilt is more than just something to keep a person warm. You can see the love, hard work and patience that goes into making one and to give this as a gift to someone else is just the best feeling ever..for the person recieving and the person who made it to give..I want to be able to sew things that my child will cherish forever..and soon can become a topic of conversation..

284 Susan 03.19.09 at 4:46 pm

I’ve always loved quilting. I started 15 ~ 20 years ago with the assistance of my mom. The possibilies are endles! I can’t wait for the new site to be up and running. Thank you!

285 Carol 03.19.09 at 4:48 pm

Can’t wait for the new newsletter. I am a novice at quilting, but it surely is addicting. I am sure this will be a great help. Happy Easter everybody.

286 Sue Cahill 03.19.09 at 4:48 pm

I have been quilting for over 20 years. It keeps me sane. I love having a hobby that lets me satisfy my creative urges, lets me make beautiful things and lets me give something so personal to others. I have a big family, 9 grandkids, so there are always quilts to be made to celebrate life. I make 2 Project Linus quilts each month so I can give back. It is so satisfying to think I have given some love and warmth to a child in distress. I love my guild, enjoy sharing with all those women. They give me so much more than quilting inspiration, quilters are the most generous and kind people.
There are more quilts I want to make than I will be able to make in my life, I hope I can keep quilting for many years and can’t imagine life without quilting.

287 Alison M 03.19.09 at 4:49 pm

I am fairly new to quilting but have been sewing since I was a small girl. I recently joined a quilting guild with a friend of mine and we are the youngest in the group. I think the ladies in the group are wonderful and love having us girls to teach. I love having them to teach me too! I am almost finished with my first two quilts (one for each of my girls). I have also started a quilt for my husband to take to the firehouse with him. I am excited for the new quilting site and can’t wait to see what they have!!

288 Jacilynn 03.19.09 at 4:52 pm

I blogged about this giveaway.

289 Jacilynn 03.19.09 at 4:52 pm

And I added your button on my blog

290 Kay Tillman 03.19.09 at 4:59 pm

I have always wanted to learn more ab out quilting but have not been brave enough to truly try it yet. I can’t wait to see what will be offered on youcanquiltthis!! I know it will be fabulous.
Thanks for the opportunity,
Kay Tillman

291 Lindsey 03.19.09 at 4:59 pm

Hi. I just signed up for the newsletter. I’m excited to get to know this new site!

292 Catherine 03.19.09 at 5:00 pm

I especially like going to quilt shows — they are like visiting an art museum!

293 Lindsey 03.19.09 at 5:01 pm

I love quilting because my grandmother loves quilting. She always has a project or two that she is working on. The quilts that she has made for me are some of my greatest treasures and I am excited to pass on that skill to my baby someday.

294 Connie 03.19.09 at 5:06 pm

I signed up to the newsletter because I have sewn for about 45 years and made quilts by hand but now have a lust to learn more about the machine quilting I have done some quilting of accessaries and baby blankets even tote bags as I am a green bag lady that helps the Green bag Lady of Nashville to make and give away green bags. I am excited about learn new ideas in sewing.
Connie

295 Delanna 03.19.09 at 5:09 pm

Having this site is gonna be suh-weet! Before she died, my grandmother made me a quilt as a HS graduation gift . . . I’m 35 and still love to sleep with that thing! I have 4 daughters and each has her blankie . . . and so does Mama! I think often of the time, skill and love that my grandmother put into my quilt and I’m hoping this site can help me learn how to make quilts that will be as loved as mine is!

296 Bing 03.19.09 at 5:09 pm
297 Martha L. Parlier 03.19.09 at 5:09 pm

I signed up for your newsletter!!

298 Bing 03.19.09 at 5:11 pm

Stumbled (icefairy)

299 Martha L. Parlier 03.19.09 at 5:11 pm

I love the art of Quilting….I have yet to finish a project, however, my mother and my husband’s Mother, Grandmother, and Aunt all quilt/quilted, and the pieces that they have created are so beautiful and they all tell a story. It’s an art that needs to be taught so our children and children’s-children will be proud of the things their family have made.

300 Pat 03.19.09 at 5:14 pm

This is a perfect site for me, I just started quilting and I would like to make a quilt for each of my 10 grandchildren, my machine was a gift when I was 12 (almost 50 yrs ago) I have made clothes but never anything like a quilt. The sewing is easy but the color choice and artistic ability is different and a little difficult, hopefully by the 10th quilt I’ll get the hang of it!

301 Judy Cartwright 03.19.09 at 5:15 pm

I’m very excited about this new site!! My friend passed it on to me and I’m so grateful!

302 Debbie P. 03.19.09 at 5:17 pm

I signed up for the newsletter. I can’t wait. My daughter and I love to quilt together.

303 Bing 03.19.09 at 5:18 pm
304 Bing 03.19.09 at 5:20 pm

Added your button (bottom of page)
http://icefairystreasurechest.blogspot.com/

305 Jeanne H 03.19.09 at 5:21 pm

I think all your newsletters are wonderful.
I am a self taught quilter and always looking to learn something new. The throw in your sewing blog is great. It has wonderful pictures and is very easy to understand.
Keep up the great work.

306 Martha L. Parlier 03.19.09 at 5:22 pm

I blogged about your site and contest on MY blog…..www.parlierfamily.blogspot.com!!!

307 Martha L. Parlier 03.19.09 at 5:23 pm

I added your button to my blog…..www.parlierfamily.blogspot.com!!!

308 ashley wheeler 03.19.09 at 5:26 pm

my sister is really big into quilting and has gotten me into it. i have twin boys who my sister made baby quilts for when they were born. when they were ready for toddler beds i decided i should make them each a quilt by myself. ever sense i’ve been trying to find reasons to quilt. i just love the fabric too!

309 Monica L. Lacy 03.19.09 at 5:32 pm

I have recycled for years and quilting is a wonderful way to recycle fabric from many sources! Right now, I am making a denim shag quilt.. After that, I’m making a denim shag rug. The blog is very inspirational and motivating to get going with more projects! I appreciate easy to understand instructions. It is great to get new ideas for future projects.

310 Laura B. 03.19.09 at 5:33 pm

The newsletter sounds exciting. I’ll have to send a note to my parents–they both love quilting together.

311 Robyn 03.19.09 at 5:35 pm

sooooo excited! I am dying to learn how to quilt!

Signed up for the newsletter…

312 Robyn 03.19.09 at 5:37 pm

I would love to learn how to quilt so that I can start a quilt of my dd’s baby clothes. I would also like to make the quilts for our beds (sleeping under my loving work!). I would love to be able to make friends and family quilts. A really neat, useful skill to pass to my dd!!!

313 Lindsay Mattison 03.19.09 at 5:39 pm

I’ve signed up for the awesome Janome! My dream machine! I’ve had a lifelong dream of learning to quilt, and am just now in a position to do exactly that… and I am SO enjoying the journey! I’m also teaching my precious Grand daughter , who is 7 years old, to sew… she’s made a doll quilt so far! Thanks for this opportunity!

314 Lynelle Perschino 03.19.09 at 5:39 pm

Great! Another quilting newsletter…one can never have too many…right? There is so much to learn on the quilting world and I am ready to soak it all up.

I have done many handcrafts, but quilting is by far my favorite and the one that I do most often. I made my first little girl a quilt 30 years ago and haven’t stopped since. I love the internet and all the latest info that I have at my fingertips. And I am looking forward to getting the new “You can Quilt This” newsletter as well!

315 melissa 03.19.09 at 5:41 pm

i love quilts! i love how they can tell a story with no words at all! plus, they are so comfortable. we have one from our wedding that stays on our bed all the time! right now i make mostly clothes, but i am hoping to start quilting using my kids old clothes. i look forward to this website being a great help to get me started! many blessings!

316 Dot 03.19.09 at 5:42 pm

I subscribed to the newsletter!!! YAY!!

317 Dot 03.19.09 at 5:44 pm

I think quilting is an art form that will never go away. I have only made one quilt for my hubby while he was USMC boot camp. It kept me occupied while he was gone for 13 weeks. He loved it!!

318 Lindsay 03.19.09 at 5:44 pm

I added your button to my blog ! Pick me! Pick ME !!!

319 kelly walker 03.19.09 at 5:46 pm

I love to quilt. I love to take cute fabrics and make them into something even cuter. I still have the first quilt I ever got from my great grandmother as a baby and one my grandma made for me when I was 8.

320 Solidia 03.19.09 at 5:51 pm

I love quilts! It’s all about the memories for me. I loved snuggling down under a nice quilt while visiting my grandmothers. It’s like having a hug. Now I make quilts for my girls. They love them!!

321 Christine 03.19.09 at 5:52 pm

Wow, what a wonderful giveaway!!! I have subscribed for your newsletter.

322 Marilyn 03.19.09 at 5:53 pm

Quilts have always been a part of my life. From when I was a little girl at my grandmothers cold house and how we would shiver getting in the bed until the quilts warmed us up to watching my other grandmother tack the quilt before it was quilted on a quilt frame in the basement. I love them still today!

323 Marjorie 03.19.09 at 5:53 pm

I signed up for the newsletter. Am so excited.

324 Christine 03.19.09 at 5:54 pm

I have been to several quilt shops in Utah and Idaho and have never actually “made a quilt”. I have enough fabric that was giving to me free to make at least one quilt and have purchased to different quilts kits during the hops but haven’t gotten any made . . . maybe with this machine?

325 Nancy 03.19.09 at 5:55 pm

Quilts have a special meaning for me. I had an old quilt made by my friend’s mom that I took to college with me. There is a picture of me sleeping under the quilt in the yearbook. The first quilt I helped make was at a work meeting in our church. After it was finished they had a drawing and I won it! I was pregnant at the time with my first baby and it became his “blankie.” Now I am back to quilting again and loving it.

326 Heidi 03.19.09 at 5:55 pm

I signed up for the newsletter.

327 Cheryl 03.19.09 at 5:56 pm

I can’t wait to see the new site. I just took a quilting class and I am still working on my quilt. I have the borders left. I am nervous about the actual quilting part, but I don’t want to have someone else finish it. It just wouldn’t seem like MY quilt if I don’t sew it all. The new site may just be what I need. Thanks.

328 Heidi 03.19.09 at 5:56 pm

I have tied several quilts and love doing that. I would love to learn how to hand quilt someday!

329 Marjorie 03.19.09 at 5:57 pm

Quilts remind me of grandma’s love. I have never made one but, oh, how I want to. Maybe this new site will teach me how. Thank you for such a great shot at that wonderful giveaway.

330 Judith 03.19.09 at 5:59 pm

I’ve been a garment sewer since I was 14 years old, making lots of clothes for myself and, later, my children.
But at t time in my life when I was struggling emotionally, I stumbled into a quilt shop and discovered both a new set of dear friends and a wonderful new way to enjoy sewing.
I’ve made small quilts, pillows, wall hangings, baby quilts, table runners and placemats, and am just beginning my first queen size quilt.
I LOVE QUILTING …………………. AND THE PEOPLE WHO QUILT!

331 Dot 03.19.09 at 6:00 pm

I posted a bog about it on my site

332 Karen 03.19.09 at 6:08 pm

I treasure the quilts that I have that were made by my Grandma and Mom. Grandma did patchwork … Mom did cross-stitch quilt tops and then made quilts for every one of her kids, grandkids, and most of the great-grands.There is so much love in those stitches. I don’t hand quilt, but I have done some machine quilting. And, would I ever love that machine!

333 Christine 03.19.09 at 6:08 pm

I made a post on my blog about your giveaway.

Here it is!!!

334 Christine 03.19.09 at 6:09 pm

And I put it on my side bar!!! I would love to win this so I can give it to my Mom for Mother’s Day.

335 Lisa 03.19.09 at 6:10 pm

I absolutely love your other newsletters and can’t wait to see the quilting one. I love to quilt and one of the things I love is taking small pieces of fabric and making them into big pieces and then giving them away. I only have one small lap quilt that I’ve kept for myself (I think I need to work on a few for me now). Thanks for all the great work.

336 Deborah K 03.19.09 at 6:13 pm

signed up for the newsletter!

337 Mary 03.19.09 at 6:17 pm

I signed up!

338 Carrie Hobbs 03.19.09 at 6:18 pm

I just joined the You Can Quilt This newsletter. I can’t wait for the first to come!

339 Carrie Hobbs 03.19.09 at 6:19 pm

Quilting is a popular hobby in my family. I’m just starting to get into it myself. I love making scrappy quilts from all my scrap fabric.

340 Alicia 03.19.09 at 6:22 pm

I signed up for the newsletter

341 Carrie Hobbs 03.19.09 at 6:23 pm

I just added the button to my blog!

342 Alicia 03.19.09 at 6:24 pm

I enjoy quilting because it seems to bring me closer to my family. When I am making a quilt usually it’s for a family member and it brings them so much happiness. Also, my sisters and sisters-in-law help me with the quilt and it’s always fun to work on projects together. It builds family togetherness!

343 Karyn 03.19.09 at 6:28 pm

I signed up for the newsletter! I am so excited!!!

344 Nicole 03.19.09 at 6:28 pm

I’ve been sewing for 26 years & quilting for the past 7 years. I absolutely love quilting & do much more of that than garment sewing anymore. I have sewn tons of clothes for my kids & doll clothes, home dec, you name it! I would love to win the new Janome quilting machine to be able to take to classes, since my quilting machine weighs about 50 lbs! I love all the great features it has & I know what a workhorse Janome machines are. Thanks for making such an inspiring website, I gleen lots of ideas from it! Keep up the great work!

345 Carrie Hobbs 03.19.09 at 6:30 pm

I just blogged about it!

346 Carlotta 03.19.09 at 6:34 pm

I blogged about the give-away, and have added your button to my blog.
~Tootles!

347 Debbie H 03.19.09 at 6:35 pm

I, too, made my first quilt at a very young age. I was just 6 when I used nine 4×4 scraps from my friend’s mom’s sewing basket to make a Barbie quilt! No two squares were the same, and I used a needle and thread to sew them together. I remember using denim, colorful wovens, knits, and even some turquiose fake fur! I wish I still had it!

348 Carla 03.19.09 at 6:36 pm

The new website sounds great! Let me go finish reading about it. :)

349 Alicia 03.19.09 at 6:38 pm

I added your button to my blog.

350 Carla 03.19.09 at 6:38 pm

I’ve signed up for the newsletter. WooHoo!

351 Karyn 03.19.09 at 6:40 pm

I am new to quilting — still trying to work on the No Stress quilt project — but I have loved quilts since I was a child! The mix of fabrics and the patterns are always so pretty and I love anything that I can snuggle up with! I really want to try to make 2 quilts — one for each of my children — so that they can have a cherished keepsake from Mommy to them!

352 Carla 03.19.09 at 6:40 pm

I would love to quilt more if I had a better machine. I’ve only made one quilt and that was for my mom. I’ve also made some table runners and wall hangings but those aren’t quilted yet. I love it. It helps me relax and reflect.

353 Jami 03.19.09 at 6:40 pm

I signed up for the newsletter!

354 Jami 03.19.09 at 6:41 pm

Quilting means alot to me because it is a destresser and my way to relax!

355 Mari 03.19.09 at 6:43 pm

You got me hooked on quilting with the scrappy quilt directions you have been giving. I have finished two throw sized quilts and have another ready to quilt. I will be giving these at Christmas to my daughter and daughter in laws. I made them to go with their living rooms.
Now I am starting on the grandchildrens. There are eight of them so I will love reading this newsletter and getting instructions and ideas!
Thanks for teaching an old sewer a new skill.
I can’t wait to read the next letter.

356 Jami 03.19.09 at 6:43 pm

Your button is in my blogroll! http://www.confessions-stayathomemom.blogspot.com

357 Karyn 03.19.09 at 6:45 pm

I added the link to the blog on my sidebar! :o )

358 Sherry 03.19.09 at 6:45 pm

What a great site! I signed up for the newsletter.

359 Carla 03.19.09 at 6:48 pm

I blogged about it and added the button on the side.

360 Sherry 03.19.09 at 6:49 pm

Quilting for pleasure skipped two generations in my family. The greatest honor I’ve had has been to quilt some of the tops my great grandmother made. My fingers traced each seam she made. Gives me goosebumps even today thinking about it. Once my husband asked what I was going to do with the quilts I’ve made and am planning on making. I told him, “Any thing I want to do with them!”

361 Sherry 03.19.09 at 6:50 pm

I’ve blogged about the site and the giveaway.

362 Tammy 03.19.09 at 6:50 pm

I just added your blog button to my blog. And also a link to your site under my favorite blogs. Oh how exciting this all is….I just love the sususpense surrounding the u can make this quilt site. Your new site will be a big hit with young and old alike.
Tammy

363 Tammy 03.19.09 at 6:50 pm

Signed up for the newsletter…. can’t wait!!

364 Karyn 03.19.09 at 6:53 pm

I wrote about the contest & the new site on my blog! :o )

365 Tammy 03.19.09 at 6:54 pm

I forgot to put my blog address in cas eany one wanted to go check my blog out.
http://tammytopsewndesign.blogspot.com/
Tammy

366 Sherry 03.19.09 at 6:54 pm

I added your blog button to my blog.

367 Tammy 03.19.09 at 6:56 pm

What quilting means to me… it is something special I share with my mother. We love to sneek away to quilt shops, take a day off from work for a quilt show, talk of patterns and fabrics, attend classes together. And now that she has a long-arm quilting machine we are learning a new part of the craft together. Hopefully one day when my daughter is old enough it will be something we can share together also.

368 Katie 03.19.09 at 6:56 pm

I just signed up for the newsletter. I love quilts. Especially ones that have special meaning or special stories behind them. I have a few of those that I display in my home.

369 Roxanne 03.19.09 at 6:57 pm

Am very excited to see the new quilting website. I have tried a couple of quilts and love tomake baby quilts (they whip up so quick!) but I can really use some help on things like bindings (mine always look uneven or kind of messy!) Anyway – looking forward to seeing what you have in store!

370 Cheri Fraaza 03.19.09 at 7:00 pm

Please let me know how to enter to win the sewing machine.

371 Tracy 03.19.09 at 7:01 pm
372 Cheri Fraaza 03.19.09 at 7:02 pm

I am a quilt teacher and love new ideas. Hope your website will have lots.

373 lesthook 03.19.09 at 7:02 pm

I just signed up for the newsletter!

374 Shana 03.19.09 at 7:03 pm

Signing up for the newsletter was quick and simple. I am excited about this site because my daughter loves to quilt and I love quilts.

375 crystal 03.19.09 at 7:04 pm

I signed up for the newsletter.

376 crystal 03.19.09 at 7:06 pm

I made my first quilt as a teenager for a project at church. My mom helped me so much that I don’t remember doing it much. :-) However, I defintely remember the one I made to take to college, a picture quilt with all my favorite people. I LOVE it!

377 Sarah 03.19.09 at 7:09 pm

I am looking forward to the YCQT newsletter, i really enjoy the other newsletters i am currently receiving. Quilting means memories to me, I have a quilt from my grandmother that has fabric from my childhood dresses in it, and I have carried on by making my mother a quilt (wool!)with fabric from her parents’ clothing. Now I am ready to design a quilt for my first grandchild – Yippee!!!

378 Tracy 03.19.09 at 7:10 pm

I facebooked it!! :)

379 Karen M 03.19.09 at 7:10 pm

Quilting has been a part of my family for many generations. Unfortunately it has been pushed to the wayside in this generation’s busy lifestyle. I have the materials to make quilts for my twin girls (just turned 3) and I’m hoping to get started and get them done so they can enjoy them.
Looking forward to the new site!

380 Tracy 03.19.09 at 7:12 pm

I am really excited about the new site!!! I LOVE quilts!! I have made a couple, some of them look great and some not so great. None of them had that fancy stitching. I would love to be able to do that.

I am currently working on a memory quilt. A group of 12 ladies and I are each making 12 blocks of one pattern each to share with each other. It has been so much fun!

381 Shana 03.19.09 at 7:17 pm

The Slice of Summer Quilt is my favorite free pattern. I love quilts because quilting is a big deal in my in-law’s family. We have had Quilting Tea Parties for 50th birthdays, Quilting Bees, Quilting Bridal Showers, etc. I have made only two quilts in my life: one when I went to college that I passed on to my daughter and the other for my grandmother-in-law who is 84. Her quilt is a memory quilt with pictures from the 1920s to present. I think it would be nice to lean more about quilting.

382 dee dee 03.19.09 at 7:21 pm

I signed up for the NL. Thanks.

383 Tracy 03.19.09 at 7:22 pm

added button to my blog

384 Tracy 03.19.09 at 7:23 pm

signed up for the newsletter!

385 Shana 03.19.09 at 7:27 pm

I emailed all my friends and family about the new website. I have also mentioned it on my list and blog.

386 Kayla Ware 03.19.09 at 7:27 pm

I’m looking forward to the new quilting newsletter.

I’ve never made a quilt myself, but I did “help” my mother make quilts when I was quite young. She used the scraps left over from making clothes for my three sisters and me. I liked finding the little pieces of my Easter dress or the blouse for my first day of school somewhere in the quilt.

Maybe its time I do something with all the little pieces of fabric I’ve saved for the last 30 years or so.

387 Misty 03.19.09 at 7:28 pm

I just signed up for this newsletter, and I can’t wait! I followed along with the blog/ tutorial on the quilt from YCMT, and I’m excited to learn more. It’s something I’ve always wanted to learn to do, and I was more apt to try it when following along in little baby steps like we did on the blog. I have finished most of it (got a little behind when other projects started calling my name). I’m sure this new website will be just as great as the other ones!

388 Shana 03.19.09 at 7:32 pm

Added the button to my website.

389 Linda Howell 03.19.09 at 7:37 pm

i’ve only made 1 quilt. It’s an I Spy & it’s probably the biggest one anyone
ever made. It’s double sided & I had to make myself stop because I had
not known how many wonderful fabrics there were for such a quilt. The
new quilting newsletter will be greatly interesting.

390 Kori 03.19.09 at 7:41 pm

Oh how fun- i just got done signing up for you newsletter can’t wait for more to come-

Quilting Oh How I need to start- I have all my kiddos favorite outfits, jerseys and fun little sets I had to save and my plan is to one day Quilt for the kids a fun blanket for them- If I won I would share with my sister becasue she has a quilt that needs to be fnished for grad next year- She better get a started :) My kiddos are just going into school so I have plenty of time to learn and what a great machine to learn on :)

391 Donna Winstead 03.19.09 at 7:44 pm

I love quilts,even though I have never quelted myself. I can remember growing up and visiting my grandparents and my grandmother had a stack of quilts that she and her sister made. She had one in particular I loved,on one side it was quilted and the other side she had a “furry”type material as the backside. I always loved sleeping under that quilt. When she passed away years ago I inherited it and I treasure it still today. My only regret was in not getting her to teach me to quilt. She passed on that love and the love of sewing to me.

392 Sara Childs 03.19.09 at 7:44 pm

Also new to quilting, although I’ve always wanted to get involved. The high school where I work has a student-run quilt show every year, and those kids never cease to amaze me with their creativity and skill. I only hope to come close to what they’ve accomplished!

393 Sara Childs 03.19.09 at 7:45 pm

Signed up for the newsletter!

394 cheryl lord 03.19.09 at 7:53 pm

You had me at HELLO. I can’t wait to see you in my inbox.

395 mollyodesigns 03.19.09 at 8:00 pm

Can’t wait to see what else you have waiting for us. I have only done some basic quilting, so it will be great to learn more techniques!

396 K. Johnson 03.19.09 at 8:00 pm

I love how quilts tell a story for many years to come!

397 kustomade4u 03.19.09 at 8:01 pm

Just signed up for the newsletter & cannot wait to share this new site with my SIL! She is an avid quilter & I know she is going to love this site like I love Youcanmakethis & Swak!! I have never created a quilt but I know I will with the help of the new site.

398 Linda 03.19.09 at 8:12 pm

I just signed up for the newletter and I like to quilt so am looking forward to it! I struggle a little with how to machine quilt a large quilt so am looking forward to tutorials.

399 Jami 03.19.09 at 8:16 pm

I tweeted your giveaway! http://twitter.com/jadco123

400 Aimee' 03.19.09 at 8:17 pm

Another great resource for all who love sewing!!!!!

401 Lisalou 03.19.09 at 8:19 pm

I have signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for the downloads! They look great!

402 Lori K. 03.19.09 at 8:20 pm

I just subscribed!

403 Denise 03.19.09 at 8:20 pm

I love quilting because it reminds of my grandmother (who past away when I was 15) and how she taught me how to sew! The love she had for quilting has carried on to me and I will always remember her hand sewing the quilt I have and on one of the squares she stitched her name as she always wrote.

I look at her quilt as part of her legency to me and my children’s children!

Thanks for creating a site for quilters!!!

404 ellen 03.19.09 at 8:20 pm

I have been quilting for many years and it never gets old. I am always learning something new. The resurgence of quilting and all the new designs and designers out there is so exciting. I hope that many new quilters get the bug. That would be wonderful, they bring fresh new insights to us long timers.

405 Lori K. 03.19.09 at 8:23 pm

I absolutely LOVE quilting! I really enjoy reading civil war historical fiction, which got me started making a civil war reproduction quilt. It brings me back to that time in history. I also enjoy making quilts for family.

406 Heather Hedrick 03.19.09 at 8:27 pm

I grew up sitting under my grandma’s quilts as she hand quilted them. As I grew older she then taught me how to piece and hand quilt. Now as I quilt I always think of my grandmother. That was a special time that I cherished with her. I teach my children to sew and two have made quilts and desire to do more. It is wonderful to pass on that love of creating but also for the memories that we are making doing it together.

407 Heather Hedrick 03.19.09 at 8:28 pm

I signed up for the news letter! Can’t wait for it to come!

408 Ebony 03.19.09 at 8:37 pm

4 years ago I gave birth to a preemie who was stuck in the nicu for some time. I remember a few days after he was born we walked into the room where the preemies were and on top of his isolete there was this beautiful little quilt, and not knowing I asked the nurse if someone had left it there and she said no it’s for him, it was a project linus quilt, and was his to keep. I had never heard of this at the time and was totally astonished that someone would put so much work into something just for this baby, my baby. It made the little case he was in seem so much homier. He came home in that quilt and still uses it today. It was then that I really fell in love with quilts and have been to this day.

409 tina anderson 03.19.09 at 8:41 pm

I’ve never made a quilt but hope to soon. I love quilts..my grandmother made them and I used to watch all the time she put into them and remember how warm they were when I was a child. They hold special memories to me and I hope the ones I make someday will mean the same to those I make them for.

410 Lisalou 03.19.09 at 8:45 pm

I have subscribed to your blog. Thanks so much for this opportunity and good luck on your new site!

411 Beth A. 03.19.09 at 8:56 pm

I just signed up the newsletter! I can’t wait to get the first issue!

412 Angela Coffman 03.19.09 at 8:56 pm

A stack of homemade quilts is about the most comforting thing I can see. A gift of a quilt is like giving a portion of your life. I mean someone put days of their life into making it and it is a permanent record of that portion of life lived. It is priceless!

413 Chris 03.19.09 at 9:00 pm

How cool!!! I love quilting and can’t wait to check out the new website!

414 Beth A. 03.19.09 at 9:04 pm

When I think of quilting, I think of my mom. She passed away 4 years ago. She made quilts for everyone of her children when we got married. (There are 10 children in our family.) She hand-quilted all of them. She also made baby quilts when each of her 50+ grandchildren were born, each quilt was also hand-quilted. When she died, she had a quilt on for her last grandson. I will cherish the memories of sitting around a quilt, quilting with my Mom and sisters. (Even my brother-in-law helped with their quilt.) We are trying to carry on the tradition in each of our families and we still quilt together, even at family reunions!

Thanks Mom, for sharing your love of quilting with all of us!

415 Jacki 03.19.09 at 9:07 pm

I remember as a young girl going to my aunts house and playing under the quilts while my relatives were quilting. Little did I know that from that experience, I would someday follow in their footsteps and become a quilter myself! I love the friendships that I have made through quilting. I have become a better person through those associations. I still have so much to learn about this art and I am looking forward to sharing the love of quilting with others. Congratulations on your successes! :)

416 Heather 03.19.09 at 9:07 pm

I signed up for your newsletter. :-)

417 Heather 03.19.09 at 9:09 pm

I am the direct descendent of a quilter. I envy her creativeness and would love to learn to quilt with the help of this amazing machine!

418 Teresajoy 03.19.09 at 9:11 pm

I signed up for the newsletter!

419 Teresajoy 03.19.09 at 9:14 pm

My Grandma is the quilter in our family. She made Heather and I a Holly Hobby (sunbonnet Sue) quilt when we were little, and she made me a quilt for my wedding. She’s made each of my babies a quilt when they were born, and we treasure them all. I have only made one quilt, for my parents anniversary. It took a LONG time to sew! I’m not sure they were too crazy about it, because I once saw it on my sister’s floor….

420 Janis 03.19.09 at 9:18 pm

I love to quilt because it takes me away to another place. I am in my own little world when I quilt. It is so relaxing to piece and sew quilts together. I finished two queen size quilts and gave them to my son as presents. Even though he no longer lives at home, he knows that everytime he wraps up in the quilt he is surrounded by my love.

421 Michelle 03.19.09 at 9:21 pm

Can’t wait to get this new newsletter!

422 Michelle 03.19.09 at 9:23 pm

I have not yet finished any quilts…I have started a quilted tote bag that actually has some piecing to it…but that was a long time ago. I look forward to the newsletter giving me some new ideas and inspiration to finish!

423 Jamie 03.19.09 at 9:24 pm

I love to quilt even though I’m new at doing it myself! Can’t wait for the new add to your website on quilting! quilting has been handed down through many generations in my southern rooted family!! Thanks!

424 Tiffany H. 03.19.09 at 9:40 pm

I have not actually started quilting yet, but I am going to. I have been a garmet sewer for years and never had any interest in quilting. My grandma who taught me all I know, did it all. she is gone now and I was laying on the quilt she made me the other day and thought about how much I treasure it. Right then I decided that I wanted to make a quilt for my kids. Something to last and treasure. I am excited to learn something new, I hope my finances can take one more hobby!!! Tiffany

425 Betsy Riggleman 03.19.09 at 9:40 pm

Signed up for the newsletter. I love quilting. I’m just a beginner, but I remember in the early fall that I would help my Grandfather quilt. He loved to sew and make all differnet kinds of quilts. He made my baby quilt which I still have and several other quilts that he made. I just love cuddling with them in the winter and remembering all the warm memories of my sister and I helping Pap with his quilts.

426 Catherine Bungard 03.19.09 at 9:44 pm

Last year a friend of mine who works at a quilt shop asked me if I would be interested in going to a quilt class with her. I crochet and paint and dabble in sewing but had never even contemplated quilting. I said yes expecting it to be one class and done. Boy, was I wrong. I took the class for several weeks and made my daughter a queen size quilt which I quilted by hand taking me a total of ten months. I was hooked!!! I have been making quilt tops ever since and even managed to get two crib quilts, 3 baby quilts,1 twin,1 full,and 2 table runners quilted and I have 4 quilt tops waiting for me to quilt. I even stopped crocheting and painting and have dedicated myself to this new hobby of mine. I am completely and totally hooked.

427 Vicky 03.19.09 at 9:49 pm

I started quilting in 1979 and still enjoy it today. A quilt is one of those things that anyone loves to receive and each one is as much or more fun to make than the last.

428 Lisalou 03.19.09 at 9:53 pm

To answer the problems some may have on how to add the ‘Blog Button’ to your blog page, this is what I did:

From your blog page, select ‘customize’ in your top right hand corner, then click ‘edit’ on any ‘gadget’ you have. When it opens, space down a line or two from that html code and paste the code listed above. Save changes. This blogs link will now be on your blog page.

Hope this helps!

429 Lisalou 03.19.09 at 9:56 pm

Some are having problems finding the newletter sign up link. It is above and here is another one: http://www.youcanquiltthis.com/

430 Carol in SW IN 03.19.09 at 10:19 pm

This is exciting to see the new site develop. Quilts to me, bring back a simpler time in life and a overall general warm and fuzzy feeling. Quilts are a way to stay connected with my past, my heritage, my fore mothers (and fathers). Making quilts are a sanity saver and creative outlet for me. There is a true physical change in my brain and emotions when I walk into a quilt store or any place with quilts on display. My sons will attest to the fact that I look like I am posessed. Thank you for giving me a place to admit about my addiction.

431 Heather 03.19.09 at 10:33 pm

Quilting is one of the first ways I learned how to sew. 4×4 blocks…I loved the woman that taught me and I love the value that a quilt holds. Such love and effort goes into each one. I can’t wait for the new site, I have already signed up and am ready to add the info to my blog!

432 Debbie 03.19.09 at 10:35 pm

I love all your newsletters! I have made such unexpected friendships with folks that quilt, it is something that brings all the generations together. Whether I am sewing or quilting, the peace it brings in creating and completing a project is the best part.

433 Kenna 03.19.09 at 10:35 pm

Quilting is history. Quilting is a way for me to share my love and caring for another person. Every stitch is sewn with so much love. Thanks so very much for this new site!

434 Kenna 03.19.09 at 10:40 pm

I subscribed to your newsletter!

435 Kenna 03.19.09 at 10:40 pm

I posted your button on my blog at http://fibrofogandmore.blogspot.com/.

436 TJ 03.19.09 at 10:41 pm

I made my first quilt a year ago. My mother has been quilting gorgeous quilts for many years, and I finally succumbed to the fever as well. I’m still very new to it, but I’ve done blocks and applique. I’m currently working on a Crabapple Hill redwork quilt that is going very slowly for me, but I’m going to get it finished by Christmas.

I’m really looking forward to the newsletter.

437 Kenna 03.19.09 at 10:44 pm

I tweeted here at http://twitter.com/kennarog.

438 Karey 03.19.09 at 10:54 pm

I have always loved quilts. They are so beautiful and represent so much hard work and love. I have dreamed of making my own, but I am intimidated by the process. I am looking forward to you can quilt this!

439 Shari 03.19.09 at 11:07 pm

Please have crazy quilt articles in this magazine too. I have several quilts that my grandmother made waaaaay back when. I think of her often when I use them. I would like to make my own grandaughters something to remember me by but my problem has been that I have no sewing machine abilities. I am confident that owning such a fine machine as this one would help me considerably. For sure it would give me the incentive to learn machine sewing all over again (not much since 7th grade, lol)

440 Rose Nay 03.19.09 at 11:08 pm

I just subscribed to your newsletter. I am excited to start the tulip project.

441 Rose Nay 03.19.09 at 11:14 pm

I have blogged about your contest and included a link to both the “You Can Make This” and “You Can Quilt This” sites. I am looking forward to starting my next project.

442 Rose Nay 03.19.09 at 11:16 pm

I heard about your contest from my sister, CHristine. She has the graphic and welcomes all to join. I didn’t. I told everyone about the contest, and then told them they were way, way too busy to take time to think about the contest and they should leave it for me.

443 Chris 03.19.09 at 11:33 pm

I made my first quilt about a week ago. My grandmother made quilts for us when we were kids and i love them she had one made for us each yr.I”m new to this so this will be fun for my.I have a new grandbaby and one on the way so it will be good for my.I”m looking for to you can quilt this.I”m really looking forward to the newletter.

444 Rita 03.19.09 at 11:44 pm

I was lucky to have 2 grandmothers who knew how to quilt and I was mesmerized by it! One grandmother pieced the tops for we 3 girls and the other grandmother quilted them. (all by hand of course!). How lucky was I that they had the patience to show me how! We still have them to this day. My first quilt I made was of pieces of clothing of my son’s, mother’s, and grandmother’s. I still have that quilt (all done by hand, just as my grandmothers taught me). When I look at that quilt it is not done as well as the one they did for me, however; it is done with just as much love, for I think anyone who quilts has love in every stitch of each and every quilt he or she makes.

445 Jenny Viloria 03.19.09 at 11:46 pm

I always wanted to get a sewing machine but never had the chance to. My first quilt experience was my auntie from Utah makes quilt and I just love the colors she use. I also enjoy the feeling of it esp. during Winner when it’s all cold and to have that heavy material on me. Thanks for the chance to win.

446 Debbie 03.20.09 at 12:03 am

I love to see the pattern of the quilt come together and look back at the finished project with a feeling of “I did it”

447 Amy 03.20.09 at 12:29 am

i signed up for the newsletter!!! i can’t wait! i’ve tried quilting several times but just can’t get the *quilting* part of it down so maybe i can learn how from you guys!

448 Amy 03.20.09 at 12:32 am

i l0ve handmade quilts! my great grandmother made one for everyone in the family before she passed away and they are all very treasured by their owners now. to have something that someone made and put so much time and love into is like nothing that you can go out to a store and buy!

449 Amy 03.20.09 at 12:39 am

I blogged about YCQT on the Designer Roundup blog!

450 Amy 03.20.09 at 12:42 am

i also added a link in the ads section!

451 Amy 03.20.09 at 12:44 am

i blogged about YCQT on my blog!

452 Amy 03.20.09 at 12:46 am

i added your button to my blog!

453 Donna 03.20.09 at 12:52 am

There are so many things I love about quilting and sewing things. Not only do I love making them, I get an even greater joy when I see the look on the persons face that I give it too. Lately I’ve had many offers to be paid for my sewing and quilting but I do it for the shear joy. People just don’t understand that and think they have to give me something in return, but they don’t know that they already have by just seeing the happiness it brings to them and me knowing how much they love and appreciate it. I’ve always thought you become what you surround yourself with so I try to spread some love around, and quilts are full of love that surround you for years to come. I’ve added your button to my side bar and I’ll write a post in the morning, because I’ve up way too late as it is already. I’ve been working diligently on 70 homemade personalized gifts for my quilting friends and time as got away from me, so I’m off to bed to dream of winner this Janome.

454 Micnelle Cress 03.20.09 at 3:07 am

I signed up for the newsletter. I am very excited about it! I’ve been quilting for about 18 years, and I have to say its an addiction. I find it relaxing and I enjoy exploring all of the newest techniques and pushing myself creatively. Can’t wait to see whats in the newsletter to inspire me!

455 Ramona 03.20.09 at 3:28 am

I am fairly new to quilting I recently started a tablerunner for a Christmas gift for this year. Have not gotten very far. I am excited about the new site to learn more, I remeber as a child my granny had quilts on every bed. I want to learn all I can, make as many as I can and pass the quilts and knowledge on to my daughters.

456 Teresa 03.20.09 at 3:52 am

My grandmother used to quilt, I have visions of the quilting frame set up in her living room when I visited her farmhouse when I was a child. I have two of the quilts she made which are treasures to me. I have always loved quilts for the beauty they bring to a room. I am just learning to sew and have been amazed at the amount of quilts I am finding on the Internet. While it always seems to intimidate me, I know that one day I will just dig in and probably wonder why I waited so long to try it. I can’t wait to begin receiving your newsletter. Thanks for the inspiration!

457 Marty 03.20.09 at 4:42 am

Thanks so much for taking the time to do this type of blog. I can hardly wait for the newsletter to start. I have been quilting for nearly 40 years, and still find that there is new information out there that I have never seen before.
Thanks for all .

458 Jane 03.20.09 at 5:03 am

Go back and read this. Look how many people wrote about their Grandmothers. I hope that your web site will allow our grandchildren to feel that way about the quilts that we will learn to make here.

459 Shirley 03.20.09 at 5:31 am

I am so excited for this new website! I have never made a quilt and have always wanted too. I want to make them for my daughter and grandchildren to have for many generations. I need step by step directions like this website offers. Thank you!

460 Joyce 03.20.09 at 5:53 am

Over 400 comments! How exciting is the new YCMT site? Can’t you see all those that are going to be using it.
The time has come to bring back an old art of quilting and teach those of us that need to learn the basics. Looking forward to seeing all that you bring us.

461 susan 03.20.09 at 5:57 am

When my grandmother passed away, my mother gave me what fabrics ,etc. she could find. I received templates cut from cereal boxes,and the like; blocks started that contained grandpa’s pajamas, kids dresses and so forth.
For me, quilting brings me back to time spent with 2 wonderful people and some of the best memories of my life.

462 donna sanford 03.20.09 at 6:08 am

i love the looks of this new site, i am a quilter and do alot of community service type quilts to people who need to feel loved, hopefully comfort a sick person, and a new baby.

463 jenny 03.20.09 at 6:13 am

I love going to the quilt fabric stores — today’s fabrics are sooo beautiful! Years ago, I started a quilt but abandoned it because of the blah traditional colors and patterns. Not true anymore. Looking forward to your new site!

464 Brandie 03.20.09 at 6:32 am

I taught myself to sew almost 13 years ago when my oldest was just a baby and I can’t seem to stop. I have made several quilts through the years. I have made crib quilts for all 4 of my daughters as well as twin size quilts. I am not perfect at it, but I really enjoy it.

465 KayeBartolotti 03.20.09 at 6:58 am

NanaT was my Mom and I hope to follow in her footsteps. She was an amazing quilter, self taught. She was not as lucky as we are with our blogs and help. I never had time to quilt when She was here but now I have made the time to learn and oh am I hooked. I Love It! and look forward to leaving behind my Quilting to my Children and my Grandchildren (10). My only Grandaughter lives with us and has asked me to teach her and she is 8 yrs old. You know I am teaching her!! I siged up for the newsletter, April will be here soon. Happy Spring to All

466 Tami 03.20.09 at 7:00 am

Yeah I love quilting too. My grandma taught me to love quilting and would spend hours with me and my sisters teaching us and making quilts with us.

467 Tami 03.20.09 at 7:01 am

Yeah – I added your button to my blog. I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE to win that sewing machine !!

468 Tami 03.20.09 at 7:02 am

I posted about the new website on my blog….and I know that my fellow readers are going to love the new website! I have lots of neighbors that are quilters!

469 Vickie 03.20.09 at 7:03 am

I love quilting! I have several quilts made by my grandmother (who unfortunately died at a very young age when I was only five years old) and each one has a story behind it that help me to know more about her since I was never able to spend much time with her in this life. I also remember making my very first quilt with my mother, a cute sunflower pattern for my bedroom. Last year, we were able to continue the tradition by making a quilt together for my sweet baby girl. I would love to win this machine so that I can continue to make memories with my children.

470 Marianne 03.20.09 at 7:03 am

Looking forward to the new site! Took up quilting after collecting antique quilts for many years. Never thought I could quilt, but I can! It is so rewarding.

471 Tami 03.20.09 at 7:05 am

Yeah – I signed up for the newsletter! Can’t wait to see the projects!!

472 Vickie 03.20.09 at 7:14 am

I added the blog button to my blog http://theaveryfam.blogspot.com/

473 Deb 03.20.09 at 7:19 am

You guys rock!! I love all that your doing & just signed up for your newsletter.

xoxoxo

474 Christin 03.20.09 at 7:24 am

I just signed up for the Newsletter of YouCanQuiltThis.com. I can’t wait for the launch of this website in April!

475 Joanna 03.20.09 at 7:26 am

I signed up for the newsletter!

476 Joanna 03.20.09 at 7:28 am

Quilting has always been close to my heart, although I’ve never actually tried my hand at it, because our local groups make quilts and display them at fairs, then sell them and give all the proceeds to charities. Our church is currently working with another organization to send 12×12 quilt squares so that a large quilt can be made with the proceeds benefiting a children’s hospital.

477 Renee 03.20.09 at 7:28 am

I signed up for the newsletter!

478 Joanna 03.20.09 at 7:28 am

I put your button on my blog!

479 Christin 03.20.09 at 7:31 am

I am currently designing a quilt for my daughters. I would like it to reflect their “origin”. I (their mom) am German and their dad (my husband) is Nigerian… and yet there is a third dimension: they are born in UK.
I am yet to decide if my mom will be allowed to make this quilt or if I will embark on the challenge on making my first quilt myself.
Oh, that Marie Osmond Quilter’s Companion sewing machine from our friends at Janome would just be perfect to get me started.

480 Renee 03.20.09 at 7:33 am

I am just starting my second quilt ever and I really would love a machine like this.

481 Christin 03.20.09 at 7:34 am

My mom got me interested in quilting when she started making her first one – in her local group.

482 Christin 03.20.09 at 7:39 am

I just sent an email to my friend Katie to let her know about your new website YouCanQuiltThis. She loves making things.

483 Deb Richey 03.20.09 at 7:40 am

I love to quilt! I learned to quilt about a year ago – starting with art quilts… and have moved on to bigger and better and pieced.
My last quilt was a wall quilt for a swap and I did a drunkard’s path version – my mother actually accused me of appliqueing the pieces on but nope – pieced it all and it came out so great that I’m planning on doing it again!
Glad to see a You Can Quilt This coming out! Can’t wait to see it!

484 Christin 03.20.09 at 7:43 am

I also sent an email to my friend Bell. She made a fleece blanket for my first daughter for her first Birthday. My daughter loves it :)

485 Debbie 03.20.09 at 7:44 am

I just signed up for the newsletter :)

486 Heather 03.20.09 at 7:48 am

I signed up for the newsletter and love that Spring Tulips table runner pattern–I’ll be sure to make that SOON now that Spring is finally here!

487 Renee 03.20.09 at 7:48 am

I also added a button!!!

488 Christin 03.20.09 at 7:49 am

I just posted this message on Facebook:
Just signed up for the Newsletter of YouCanQuiltThis.com (due to launch in April). They got a contest for winning a sewing machine going on ;) .

489 Kathy Brown 03.20.09 at 7:50 am

Woohoo! Just signed up for the newsletter!

490 Kathy Brown 03.20.09 at 7:51 am

I love quilting! Even though I love and use http://www.youcanmakethis.com all the times for patterns to make clothes for my kids, my first love was quilting! I was making quilts for people long before I was making clothes. It’s so relaxing and the end product is so beautiful. And unlike clothes, you don’t outgrow a quilt! :)

491 Heather 03.20.09 at 7:52 am

To me, quilting is such an expression from the heart. I just recently started meeting with a few friends to learn to quilt. One woman has been quilting “old school style” for 30 years, the rest of us are newbies. I’ve never really quilted before but I’m such an internet fiend–I’ve studied tips, tricks and methods and picked up some really great concepts. It’s great because our “teacher” is showing us the right way to do things so that we can get a great foundation, and I’m learning where it’s safe to cut corners and pick up a little extra time. My first project is a lap quilt for my kids to use on family movie night–I’m excited! I plan on making a quilt for each of my three girls and am thrilled with the whole new world of homemade gifts that this opens up for me!

492 Debbie 03.20.09 at 7:52 am

I have only made one quilt so far, but it was very special to me. My favorite Uncle had a terminal illness. It was hard for him to lie down flat so he bagan to sleep in his recliner. He told me that he would just throw his bathrobe over himself as a blanket on the recliner. So I decided to make him a lap quilt. I had never made one before so it took me a little while, but it came out great. Uncle Walter was very surprised and touched that I made him that quilt. He told me he cherished it and used it every day. My Uncle passed away a few years later. I decided that I want to make a quilt for each of my children. This site will really help. I am looking forward to it. Thanks :)

493 Vickie 03.20.09 at 7:54 am

I wrote a blog about the new website and sewing machine giveaway at http://theaveryfam.blogspot.com/

494 Beatrix 03.20.09 at 7:55 am

How exciting! I signed up for the news letter.
So far I have only made a couple of doll quilts but am planning ot make a big, big family quilt using a lot of old clothing from my children, myself and my husband. I am sure your new site will help me takle this big project.

495 Tracy 03.20.09 at 8:06 am

I ADORE quilts! Have never done but always wanted too!
I have quilts that my grandmothers and great grandmothers have
made that date over 150 years! I am amazed at the talent that goes
into one blanket!

Can’t wait to see what the site has to offer! I signed up for the
newsletter and will blog and tweet about it as well :)

Tracy

496 Carolyn 03.20.09 at 8:06 am

I grew up under quilting frames! My mom, aunts and grandma were all quilters. It just seemed like a natural progression! I love starting and getting going…I’m really bad at finishing!

497 Louise 03.20.09 at 8:12 am

I signed up for the newsletter!

498 Rachel S. 03.20.09 at 8:12 am

I love quilts and quilting because it’s such a gift “of yourself” when you make a quilt for someone. When I was younger and single, my friends and I would make a quilt for each one of us as we got married…now there are quilts all over the country that I have made with others…it’s a beautiful reminder of those you love!

Please enter me in the sewing machine contest…mine is on it’s last leg!

499 Louise 03.20.09 at 8:13 am

I’ve been quilting for 20 years and it’s something I truly love to do.
This machine would be a wonderful addition to my janome embroidery machine!

500 Jessie 03.20.09 at 8:24 am

I signed up for the newsletter, can’t wait!

501 Jessie 03.20.09 at 8:28 am

I have always loved quilts! Several years ago a friend and I decided to make one. I’ve been addicted ever since. I love making quilts for my family and friends, they make really special gifts! And this year I have finally made bed sized quilts for all the beds in my house, yeyy!

502 Jackie 03.20.09 at 8:54 am

Though I don’t do it often, quilting is one of my favorite things to do. Why? It gives me an outlet to express myself and is (often) a calming activity. I have made a t-shirt quilt, an ice-cream cone applique quilt and some quilted bags/purses. Something about creating just makes me feel great – showing off my creations and getting compliments is icing on the cake!

503 Vickie 03.20.09 at 8:54 am

I added a link on Twitter!

504 Jackie 03.20.09 at 8:54 am

Signed up for the newsletter! I’m really excited about this one!

505 Crystal 03.20.09 at 8:56 am

I am so excited!! I have already blogged about the new site, added the button to my blog and signed up for the newsletter. I can’t wait to get started quilting.

506 Crystal 03.20.09 at 8:57 am

I thought I would share what I think of when I think of quilting and handmade quilts:

Both of my great-grandmothers quilted and I can remember how important their quilts were to everyone when they each passed on. When you stop and think about the love that goes into each quilt you really can’t help thinking of the person that made it and much you loved that person and how much she loved you. So much attention is paid to ensure that each piece is cut just right. So much patience given when embarking on such an intricate project. Each color, each pattern chosen for a reason. When the quilt is done and you look at the detail that was put in by your loved one you know that she loves you. This is what I want to leave behind for my own family.

507 Barb 03.20.09 at 8:59 am

Can’t wait to get the first edition. Looks like it’s a lot of fun! Thanks.

508 Carol 03.20.09 at 9:01 am

I signed up for your new newsletter. What fun! Thank you for the projects! I can’t wait to make them. I am also looking forward to the first newsletter as I just started quilting.

509 Barb 03.20.09 at 9:04 am

Posted on my blog at http://www.tinkquilts.blogspot.com

510 Vickie 03.20.09 at 9:10 am

I signed up for the newsletter!

511 Mamacat4 03.20.09 at 9:10 am

What’s not to love about quilting? The fabrics, the patterns, the friends, making, sharing, creating. Quilting = happiness!

512 Sarah 03.20.09 at 9:11 am

I am so excited for this newsletter. I LOVE to quilt! I find it very relaxing, after a long day at work and hours of commuting, to come home and sit at my quilting frame or machine. I especially love making hand quilted baby blankets for loved ones. I love the idea of handmade gifts being treasured and passed down to the next generation.

513 Jane 03.20.09 at 9:12 am

I just signed up for your newsletter and cannot wait to receive it. I hate to go a day without some sort of quilting, thanks for the chnace for this wonderful machine!

514 Melani 03.20.09 at 9:23 am

I am up for anything and am escited to sign up for the newsletter and for the new site. Thanks.

515 Karen 03.20.09 at 9:31 am

I have signed up! I can not wait to start getting this, I have not sewn in a while and just started back up last week. What perfect timing. Thank you:)

516 Tracy C. 03.20.09 at 9:33 am

I am new to sewing and quilting and this sewing/quilting machine would look great in my house. I can’t wait to see the new site. I have signed up for the newsletter and am looking forward to reading the new website and learning more things.

517 Tiffini Howard 03.20.09 at 9:50 am

I signed up for the news letter can’t wait for the new site! I Love Love Love you can make this and have many of your products!!!

518 Tiffini Howard 03.20.09 at 9:53 am

I remember when I would stay summers with my Grandmother and she would teach me to quilt. How awsome would it be to make life easier with this wonderful quilter!

519 Tiffini Howard 03.20.09 at 9:54 am

I have blogged about this contest to my fellow bloggers here’s the link:
http://koryandtiffinihowardfamily.blogspot.com/2009/03/oh-how-id-love-to-win-this.html

520 nicole j bideau 03.20.09 at 9:54 am

Hi just cant wait i have started downloading the new freebies yay go team xxx

521 Tiffini Howard 03.20.09 at 9:56 am

I have added your button to my blog as well :) can’t wait for the new site. {{Hooray}}

522 Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) 03.20.09 at 9:59 am

I signed up for the “You Can QUILT This!” Newsletter :) *Thanks* for the contest!

523 Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) 03.20.09 at 10:01 am

I have never quilted before, but would love to learn to. I think quilts are beautiful and love filling my home with them. They make me feel warm and fuzzy :) *Thanks* for the contest!

524 Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) 03.20.09 at 10:01 am
525 Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) 03.20.09 at 10:02 am

Your blog and button are in my blogroll :
http://theluckyladybug.org/blogroll/

526 Marne 03.20.09 at 10:11 am

Oh, I really need a new sewing machine! This would be FABULOUS! I do like quilting, but simple stuff. I don’t know much when it comes to appliquing or complicated quilts, but I would love to learn. I love looking at old vintage quilte especially, mostly because I am a softy when it comes to family history. Thanks!

527 Marne 03.20.09 at 10:13 am

I just twittered about this contest! Yay!

528 Marne 03.20.09 at 10:15 am

I just signed up for the newsletter too!

529 Cindy Smith 03.20.09 at 10:22 am

Okay, now I’ve done every step to get me extra entries!! I signed up for the newsletter, posted the button, did a blog about this contest, and now I’m going to tell you why I love to quilt. Quilting to me is very relaxing. It helps me unwind. I love the challenge of finding the perfect blend of fabrics for the design I’m doing. I also love the feel of fresh new crisp fabric as I cut and sew the pieces together. Quilting is also my way of giving a vicarious hug to the person I’m giving it too. If I can’t be there in person to wrap my arms around them then my quilt can give them a hug from me to them when they need and/or want it. I made my first pieced quilt in high school for a home ec project. It wasn’t the greatest but I finished the project and kept it as a picnic quilt until it finally wore out about 30 years later! Now I’m quilting for my married and soon to be married children and my grandchild. There isn’t one thing that I don’t love about quilting!! Most of all I love the facts that my quilts will live on longer than I will. If I tell you I was born on Marie Osmonds birthday just hours before her do I get an extra entry? LOL! True story I’m only a couple of hours older than her! Sadly, I look much older.

530 Venus 03.20.09 at 10:32 am

I am mainly a cloth doll maker but I will occasionally do some quilting. I prefer machine quilting even though I learned to quilt from my grandmother who hand pieced her quilts. She didn’t make the fancy quilts, she quilted out of necessity. I remember helping her cut the fabrics from old clothing and how she would tell me stories about the family members these clothes belonged to as she sewed the pieces together. We would laugh amongst ourselves (the children) at night because grandma’s quilts were so heavy. She lined her quilts with old wool coats and blankets. We would joke and say “you better go to the bathroom now because when she puts the blanket on you, you won’t be able to get up”. Even though quilting is not a passion I enjoy it and when I do any quilting I silently enjoy the memories . My grandmother is still alive and well into her 80′s, she doesn’t quilt anymore but she still have those quilts which I am hoping she will leave to me in order to preserve them. Well that’s what quilting means to me and I hope for a chance to win the sewing machine. I’ve also signed up for the newsletter.

531 Susan 03.20.09 at 10:35 am

Quilting is my therapy! I love designing and quilting. Most often you will find me behind my sewing machine or in this case… computer. :)

532 Dawn 03.20.09 at 11:08 am

I just signed up for the newsletter-can’t wait!!!

533 crystal humble 03.20.09 at 11:11 am

I made my first quilt a little over 2 years ago. Quilts have always meant comfort to me. I was raised in a military family, and now am married to a military man. Quilts have always kept me connected to home. My grandmother hand quilted for years. Every grandchild, child, and great grandchild was made one. I still have mine and will have it for years. Quilts are timeless, and tell a story of family, love, and to many Hope. My love for quilts have carried onto my children. My now 4 yr old, who i made my first quilt for, asks me all the time when im going to make him a “fabric blankie”. I love to lay under a quilt, and pull it up to my face, and take in a deep breath to smell it. Then i think of my late grandmother Violet. I think about being at her house up on the hill, out in the middle of the Oklahoma countryside, watching the quilts hang on the line, and flap in the Oklahoma wind. I guess by my post, you can see that Quilts bring up all kinds of emotions for me.

534 Dawn 03.20.09 at 11:22 am
535 Dawn 03.20.09 at 11:30 am

Just added your button!

536 CandyF 03.20.09 at 11:36 am

I can’t wait to try the new quilts out. I love the clothing and crafts.

537 Judy 03.20.09 at 11:40 am

I’ve only made a few rag quilts for baby gifts. I loved watching my mom quilt. She taught hereself to quilt in her early 50′s. I still have the first log cabin quilt she ever made and I remember it took her months and months. My quilt story is a very personal one and still makes me tear up just thinking about it. My mom passed away in Dec. 1994 and a few months later my dad called insisting that I come over and go through my moms sewing stuff and take home what I wanted and get rid of the rest. It took me 4 1/2 years to bring myself to do it but I finally just boxed it all up and brought it home. My daughter ( mom’s only granddaughter) had gotten married in July, 6 months before my mom passed away and after 5 yrs of trying to have a baby finally got pregnant. My daughter kept insisting that she wanted me to make everything for the nursery but I was hesitant. After thinking about it I decided since it would be my 1st granddaughter I would make an attempt. I decided to go through my moms boxes of scrap fabric to see what was there and found a plastic bag of very carefully stacked (40) 6 inch squares of pastel flower print fabric. Perfect for a baby girl’s quilt. I was shocked. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why mom would have cut those squares since there were no forseen babies being born in our family. The only other reason I could think of was that my mom was planning to make this baby quilt for her 1st great grandchild that she hoped she would have one day. Unfortunately she never lived to see her born. Not having ever made a quilt I wasn’t sure what to do so I called my mother-in-law and she recommended I take the square to the quilt guild at her church. The ladies heard my story and my deliema and agreed to put the quilt together for me. It turned out gorgeous and I was actually able to find coordinating fabrics to make curtains, pillows, crib pad, bedskirt and teddybear for my new granddaughters room. We call this special quilt a “Gift from Heaven” and it stays displayed in my granddaughter bedroom to this day and she just turned 10 in January. Gotta go get a tissue. Sorry this is so long! Can’t wait to see the new site and plan to add a link to my website. I love “You Can Make This”. Thanks for allowing me to share my story.

538 Cris 03.20.09 at 11:49 am

I’ve signed up for the newletter! Can’t wait to get my first one!

539 Allison Schultz 03.20.09 at 11:55 am

I love to make quilts! I cannot wait to see the new site!

540 Donna 03.20.09 at 11:56 am

I have returned to say that I have posted about this great giveaway on my blog just as I promised, so Now I get all 3 chances to win, WOOHOO!!!

541 Allison 03.20.09 at 12:09 pm

I signed up for the newsletter! So excited to see what’s in store!

542 Allison 03.20.09 at 12:12 pm

Quilts have been a part of my life forever. From the quilts I slept under on sleepovers to my grandma’s house….to the first Christmas present I received from my now husband…a lap quilt made by his FATHER! I have dabbled in quilting classes for a few years. Finally made my first quilt this fall. It’s made of beautiful batiks and I love the way it turned out. Now, I just need to finish hand stitching the binding!:)

543 Diane C. 03.20.09 at 12:16 pm

My grandmother made a lot of quilts for us and showed me how to quilt at an early age. I completed my first quilt right after I got married. I hate to use it because I want to preserve it but know it doesn’t do me any good in a bag. :) I didn’t make another quilt until after my first daughter was born and made one for her crib. I recently made a quilt for my first granddaughter but was very rusty at it. I am so glad to get this newsletter and help since I am now embarking on making a quilt for my second granddaughter and hope to do a better job with this one.

544 Linda 03.20.09 at 12:22 pm

Hi. I am excited about this news letter! I love to sew, machine embroidery, and teach sewing to others. I have been sewing since I was 14. My mother never threw any fabric scraps away (and I don’t either). In the winter, we always made quilts from our scraps, I have one on my bed right now. I love doing theme quilts also.
1.We have spring break next week and I have 3 girls ( ages 9, 10) coming over to learn how to make a quilted balnket and matching pillow. They have been collecting fabrics and thanks to my husband we are using airline blankets for our backing (brings the cost down a lot). Once they have put their scraps together, they will get to monogram and add a design if they want to their project.
2. I also do a mending class at the nursing home where my grandmother lives. Some just want me to repair what is broken, others want to do it themselfs. So I lug my sewing machine and supplies up every other wendesday. I have not taken the embroidery machine up yet.
I am excited to see what you all bring to this newsletter. I love short cuts, helpfull hints, and new ideas.
thanks for inviting me,
Linda

545 Deanna 03.20.09 at 12:25 pm

I signed up for the newsletter!

546 Daniel M 03.20.09 at 12:30 pm

Me mom is now retired and wants to get back into it again and she could really use a fancy machine like that!!

547 cris 03.20.09 at 12:34 pm

I signed up for the newsletter!
I’ve been quilting on and off for over 10 years, usually making quilts for friends’ babies or for a local guild that makes quilts for auctions, charities, and project linus. Now that my new job has me working 60+ hours a week (as opposed to my previous 4o), I don’t have much chance to quilt. The only other quilter in my extended family was my paternal grandmother, so I’m hoping some of the kids will be interested and I won’t be the only crazy person with a roomful of fabric!

548 Louise Z 03.20.09 at 12:44 pm

Quilting has always been part of my life and is what helped me to become sane again after my two teenagers died. I do lots of charity stuff now.

549 Mel 03.20.09 at 1:26 pm

Signed for the the quilting newsletter. Can’t wait for some good fresh ideas.

550 Mel 03.20.09 at 1:30 pm

I am not by all means, or would consider myself really a “quilter”. But a long tradition in my family is that when someone gets married, we all get together as a big family, and make the newlyweds a quilt! That is how I learned to tie a quilt. I have 2 kids and one on the way, and have made it a tradition, more like an excuse to make a quilt, to make each child a baby quilt before they make their debut. I hope they will appreciate it someday. I especially love my quilt since all of my family member put in all of their time and efforts, but most of all their love in making a warm cozy blanket for me and hubby, and now kids, to snuggle up with.

551 Judy 03.20.09 at 1:30 pm

add your link to my website! Woo Hoo!!

552 Kori Ireland 03.20.09 at 1:32 pm

I LOVE quilts and want to learn how to quilt. There is nothing like cuddling under a cozy quilt. Especially one you have made yourself or that a loved one made for you. I am so excited about this new site. I am sure it will be as wonderful as all of the others!
Kori

553 Ashley 03.20.09 at 1:34 pm

I’ve always wanted to quilt! This looks like just the site and machine to help me learn!! :o )

554 Kori 03.20.09 at 1:35 pm

Yea! I just got signed up for the newsletter too. I can’t wait for the first one!

555 Mel 03.20.09 at 1:37 pm

Just added the button for the blog on my blog!
http://bassettbabbler.blogspot.com/

556 Mel 03.20.09 at 1:43 pm

Just added a post with a link to your blog on my blog.
http://bassettbabbler.blogspot.com/

557 Tom 03.20.09 at 1:47 pm

I signed up for the newsletter and plan on making the spring tulips table runner!

558 Ginny 03.20.09 at 1:55 pm

I signed up for the newsletter too and want to make the spring tulips runner– lovely. I decided to start quilting after retiring to provide some creative outlet and make fun things for myself and for others.

559 Taneill 03.20.09 at 2:04 pm

It took getting married to learn how to even piece together a quilt. I still have to ask my husband questions on how to put it together correctly. He came from a home where his mother quilted a lot. I would love to learn to be confident in quilting something on my own.

560 Taneill 03.20.09 at 2:06 pm

I also added the button to my family blog.

561 Vangie 03.20.09 at 2:06 pm

I just signed up for your newsletter. A friend got me started quilting several years ago, but now she no longer quilts and I am totally hooked.

562 suzie 03.20.09 at 2:15 pm

I love quilting, too!! Can’t wait for the site to be up!!

563 angela henley 03.20.09 at 2:21 pm

my grandmother had 13 children and ALL of them would sit around a large wooden table and LOWER the quilt rack from the ceiling on the table and everyone would “pitch in” to quilt. I have never quilted in my life, but my oldest daughter does! I would love to learn and follow the family tradition, I do believe that you can teach an old dog new tricks!

564 angela henley 03.20.09 at 2:23 pm
565 angela henley 03.20.09 at 2:24 pm
566 Shannon 03.20.09 at 2:31 pm

wow! that’s a lot of comments. not surprised… because the new site is so exciting. just signed up for the newsletter. anxiously awaiting the first issue. thank you!

567 Juanita Haney 03.20.09 at 2:48 pm

I have never quilted before but have always wanted to.. I plan on learning this summer. I am looking forward to this awesome site, bucasue I know if it’s anything like swak or ycmt it will ROCK! I have learned to sew clothing for my girls from YCMT and to to appliqué at SWAK. Thank you ladies(and gents) for all the hard work you do…

Pookie

568 Debbie 03.20.09 at 3:01 pm

Very new to quilting, but it has always been my desire to learn more. My husband has a quilt from his grandmother that is precious to him, and I want to create things for our family that can be handed down for generations and enjoyed by others!

569 Steph Guyer 03.20.09 at 3:04 pm

I’m all signed up for the newsletter. I’m really excited about the new site! I love quilting and can hardly wait to see what you come up with! If they’re anything like the adorable runner and wallhanging, I’m sure they’ll be gorgeous!! *grin*

Steph

570 Debbie 03.20.09 at 3:05 pm

Added your button to my blog!

571 Debbie 03.20.09 at 3:19 pm

Just Tweeted this – what an amazing deal – and I can’t wait to see the first newsletter!

572 Jenny 03.20.09 at 3:51 pm

I have only made a few quilts before, and they were really a work of love made on my oldie but still functioning singer machine. I have plans for many more and even the fabric set aside for it. Now if only I can find the time to make it with 4 littles running around….. can’t wait for the fun new site, and ideas! Thanks!!!

573 Sally 03.20.09 at 4:12 pm

I make a quilt for all of my nieces and nephews with their favorite t-shirts for graduation. They love them. This way they have the memories also.

574 Sally 03.20.09 at 4:14 pm

I enjoy using my Janome 9700 machine to embroidery squares for quilts. They make great baby quilts.

575 Lisalou 03.20.09 at 4:41 pm

Your blog button is now posted on my blog!! Thanks!!

576 Barbi D 03.20.09 at 5:21 pm

I enjoy trying different color combinations of fabric!

577 Wendy Knafelc 03.20.09 at 5:28 pm

Quilting started out as just a hobby to me, but has recently become a lifesaver. My oldest daughter has a chronic illness and has been in the hospital a lot lately. At first I was distressed because I couldn’t bring my sewing machine with me, but since took a class on paper piecing and now can bring along something to work on while I am there for the hours on end. My machine is very basic, but lets me get done the basic stuff I need to to get a quilt done. I would love someday to own a machine where I can do other fancy stuff, but for now, I take the greatest in pleasure in “losing” myself in sewing and taking my mind off everyday stuff
Wendy

578 Nancy 03.20.09 at 7:00 pm

I am very excited to see the new UCQT website. I have been teaching myself to quilt for the last 10-ish years, and I love every minute of it. I find that when I am able to make something for someone important in my life, it feels like I am giving them a part of myself the wrap them up in. I will always be with them. I am blessed with wonderful friends and the best family and grandchildren, that I continually want to do something to honor their great lives. Now, I have a new goal……. I want to make quilts for the police department where my husband is an officer to have in their cars for children that are involved in accidents or have to be removed from their homes. My husband was the 1st officer to find a newborn baby girl that was left on the steps of the police station, and I so wished I had an extra (FINISHED!) quilt for him to wrap her in. Hopefully I can touch someone that needs a hug!

579 Kristi 03.20.09 at 7:15 pm

One of my memories is the first time I hand quilted. My grandmother had died and my family got a quilt top she had made. My mom, my sister, and I finished the quilt together. I made me feel a connection to my grandma. :)

580 Janet 03.20.09 at 7:53 pm

I have never quilted, but am going to start, so this website is perfect for me. Thanks so much. Excited about the newsletter also.

581 Kathy 03.20.09 at 7:53 pm

I signed up for the newsletter, I blogged about the sewing machine giveaway, I added the button to my site, and I will tweet the giveaway.

I never had a machine. I do sewing my hand. I would love to save some money and make some clothes, quilts for gifts, etc…… One our income it would be really fantastic to own this!

582 AlishaSays 03.20.09 at 8:02 pm

I am such a fan of quilting! my favorite is a quilt that my memaw made and my grandma turned into bears for all her grandchildren! What a great thing she did for us! And I hope to do something similar one of these years!

583 Marilyn Parks 03.20.09 at 8:02 pm

My mother made quilts for my husband and I and our children I havn’t quilted yet but would be nice to learn

584 Janice 03.20.09 at 8:04 pm

I am excited to see the new website dedicated to quilting. It has been my first love of sewing since I was a little girl (a loooong time ago …. lol!). I learned to piece and quilt from my grandmother and have carried it through to my grandchildren now. It is like giving a part of yourself to each person you make a quilt for. A great thing to do in this life. Really would love that machine! Thanks!

585 Lisa McKean 03.20.09 at 8:27 pm

Something to look forward too!! I am soooo excited about your new site, is it April yet??

Quilting to me is sanity and serenity. After 2 years of loss, grieving and sorrow, I can bury myself in creativity and have something tangable to show for it. It’s my montra, my joy and my way to leave a legacy to my children (girls, ages 25, 8 and 5) and grandchild (another girl almost 3). Quilting is my refuge, my time for me to detox and relax. Quilting is also something I share with my two little ones as part of life skills training, creativity, instilling a love of the art in their hearts, something tangable for them to pass on to theirs. It’s a way to teach them history, legend; a way for them to document their histories and growth.

Thanks for giving us yet another WONDERFUL resource to further this art!!

586 Maxi 03.20.09 at 8:48 pm

I started sewing at age nine but I did not start to quilt until 50 years later. Now You Can Make This is going to start quilting! It is a warm and fuzzy hobby. I am excited to see what we will be making. Hopefully there will be doll size quilts too.

587 Margaret 03.20.09 at 9:06 pm

I am so excited about this website. What a great place to get new ideas, learn new things and share triumphs and failures.
I have been learning to quilt. My first quilt was an entry into the Alzhiemers Quilt contest. It was black and pink. I thought it was striking but it was not even close to the perfect quilt I had hoped for. I was motivated to make the quilt to commemorate my mother who had died of end stage Alzhiemers disease. The idea was to raise awareness and funds for the disease. After watching my mother fade away bit by bit I wanted to add to the event.
Since then I have been making quilts for each of my children. I want to leave them each a piece of my heart and what better way than a piece of handwork. I love fabric and color. I think Id like to make a hobby of collecting fabric. I also have a collection of quilt patterns. Now all I need is time to make all of the things that race around my head

588 Donene Jones 03.20.09 at 9:15 pm

I would love to have one of these machines, I love to sew and quilt. Thanks for this new site.

589 Shannon 03.20.09 at 9:49 pm

My grandmother made me a beautiful hand pieced and hand quilted quilt when I was born but saved it until I got married. What an amazing heirloom. But then she felt so bad that it was a double bed size (that’s the biggest they made back then) and we had a queen sized bed. So she made me another beautiful quilt for our bed. They are both treasures as was she. My daughter and I have both inherited her quilting gene – we can’t wait for the new site.

590 tarajo 03.20.09 at 9:56 pm

Quilting is something that my mom and I can do ‘together’ even though we live over 1000 miles apart, we share patterns and pictures of quilts in process and complete, and participate in swaps and challenges together, it is a great way for us to stay connected.

591 Stacy 03.20.09 at 10:13 pm

I love to quilt because I can make something bright and cheerful with all my left over scraps, and it doesn’t have to fit anyone. I can’t wait to see what you have on your site!

592 Kimberly Owens 03.20.09 at 10:26 pm

How exciting! I am just getting into quilting and will be looking forward to seeing new tips and tricks!

593 Rose Nay 03.20.09 at 10:32 pm

I just posted your picture and the names of the websites so that I can share with everyone in the family. I am so looking forward to doing this

594 Deborah K 03.20.09 at 11:32 pm

Quilts represent love. The person making it is pouring out their love for the recipient in their labor. Each one is unique and special like the person making it!

595 gina snyder 03.20.09 at 11:51 pm

I just love old quilts. It takes me back to my childhood when I can remember my Granny sewing quilts on her treadle machine. I now own that machine, and it is so special to me. The old fashioned quilts have a dear spot in my heart.

Hugs,
Gina

596 Roslyn Power 03.21.09 at 12:04 am

I just love Patchwork and Quilting. I have been enjoying my passion for more than twenty years and still find things to learn. I started quilting by correspondence with my sister-in-law in the 1980′s and was instantly hooked. These days I look for more and more things to make and like most quilters or crafters I have lots of (WIP’s) works in progress.
I hope I have a good chance to win .
(((HUGS))) Roz.

597 Lin 03.21.09 at 2:09 am

I signed up for the newsletter. I can’t wait to see the new site!

598 Lin 03.21.09 at 2:11 am

I have always wanted to learn how to quilt, but somehow it just seemed too complicated. I hope I pick up some great tips so I can finally try it! Quilts are like a fabric version of “comfort food”.

599 Wendy 03.21.09 at 5:32 am

I absolutely adore quilting. It’s like therapy for me. Happy National Quilting Day!

600 Ginny 03.21.09 at 5:59 am

I’ve been a sewer since I was 10 1/2 years old but didn’t get into quilting til a little over a year ago. I took a quilting class and it was a start of many quilts after that class. Now, sewing quilts is endless!

601 sarah 03.21.09 at 6:16 am

I’ve sigend up for the newsletter

602 sarah 03.21.09 at 6:18 am

I come from a long line of quilters. I have started several projects and have not finished one.

603 Mary Flynn 03.21.09 at 6:37 am

I’ve been quilting since 1989 and sure could use a new updated machine!

604 Rhonda Phillips 03.21.09 at 7:08 am

I just signed up for the newsletter. Can’t wait to read it!

605 Rhonda Phillips 03.21.09 at 7:10 am

Quiting gives me the opportunity to bring out the creative side of my personality. Don’t know what I would do without it.
Hope that is another entry!

606 Rhonda Phillips 03.21.09 at 7:17 am

I have added a post to my blog about your blog.

607 Rhonda Phillips 03.21.09 at 7:18 am

I have added your blog button to my blog.

608 Sarah 03.21.09 at 7:21 am

just signed up for the newsletter….exciting!!!!

609 Sarah 03.21.09 at 7:22 am

Someday I hope to make those “thousand pound” quilts I slept under as a child….I think they just used old holey wool blankets for the batting but they sure were warm!

610 Carolyn H 03.21.09 at 8:09 am

I just signed up for your newsletter and I am anxious to see your new website. What a dream it would be to win such a sewing machine as this one. I would think I died and went to Heaven!

611 Kris 03.21.09 at 8:13 am

Last summer I helped a group of Girl Scouts with a sewing badge. These little girls were so proud of their doll sized quilts – and their new skills. It was a great experience for me!

612 tracy 03.21.09 at 8:37 am

my first entry-i signed up for the newsletter!

613 tracy 03.21.09 at 8:39 am

my second entry-i just started quilting about 3 months ago. i love the newer “modern” quilt ideas and that is what inspired me to try. i NEVER thought I could do it being an amateur sew-er and now i love it. i actually burned the motor up on my cheap Singer!

614 Cindy 03.21.09 at 9:15 am

Signed up for the newsletter. Very excited about this, I am a beginner quilter and I would love to learn more. We are starting to quilt as a homeschooling project with my daughter

615 Brenda 03.21.09 at 9:21 am

Just signed up for the newsletter.

616 Terri 03.21.09 at 9:35 am

I just signed up for your mailing list!

617 Terri 03.21.09 at 9:36 am

I just added a link to the side of my blog this is such a great giveaway!

618 Terri 03.21.09 at 9:39 am

I love quilting! I have a quilt that was started by my greatgrandmother, my grandmother added to it, and my mother finished it and gave it to me on my wedding day. My grandma used to quilt a blanket a week before she passed away. She had over 100 made! My mom quilts and so do I except I don’t have a great machine so it’s always been hard for me. This would be so wonderful to win. I would just love to fol low the legacy left to me by the great women in my history.

619 Terri 03.21.09 at 9:42 am

I just blogged about your fabulous giveaway!!!

620 Maya 03.21.09 at 9:53 am

I’m new to sewing and quilting… but loving it! which is why I think your new site would be prefect for me!
Thanks for the giveaway,
Maya

621 Penney 03.21.09 at 9:55 am

This machine looks very cool. I have been using a simple machine and it has worked for my art dolls but I would love to try my hand a quilting on this new machine.
Fantastic giveaway!

622 kristine hanson 03.21.09 at 10:15 am

I love to quilt, made my first one for my mom 13 years ago (I am 36) it is very relaxing to me….with 2 kids at home I find it theraputic for me to be able to sew/work on something everyday….once a year I make myself a new quilt and during the rest of the year I make different family members and friends a quilt to enjoy…

623 Jeanette 03.21.09 at 10:20 am

I’ve always loved crafts, from crochet to cross stitch to sewing. I recently wanted to teach myself to quilt. My gram made us all quilts when I was young, with fabric from old clothing. It was hand stitched of course, and I loved it. A not so recent fire took my beloved quilt away, with all of my other belongings, and gran has been long gone. Although I don’t think I would have the patience to make one by hand, I purchased a book with small projects, each with different quilting techniques for the machine. I’ve made several, including patchwork placemats and a nine patch pillow. Have not gotten to the quilt yet…but soon!! Can’t wait for the site and newsletter, thanks!!!!

624 Joy Klepper aka Proud Navy Wife 03.21.09 at 12:43 pm

I’m a stay at home Mommy & Very Proud Navy Wife & I’ve recently gotten into sewing Thanks to my friend Jamie who showed me *You Can make This* web site!! I’ve always known how to quilt by hand , I’ve never used a sewing machine to quilt, My Great Gramma Inez taught me since I was a lil girl. She also taught me how to make homemade jelly & jam & jar it. I would love to start making quilts again, this time useing my sewing machine. & maybe make cute little jar cozy’s to put on the jelly & jam I make every year for my friends and family. I love quilting because it reminds me of my Great Gramma Inez & I have 7 children that I can make blankets for OR even make blankets for the sailors on my husbands Submarine. It gets very cold in the sub when they are under water for 2-3 months at a time. I would use the new sewing machine to help out our Military & Keep them warm on those long cold nights at sea.
Thanks for Everything, *You Can Make This* has made this deployment so much fun for me, I’m grateful to know about these sites & I will pass them on by putting a link on my myspace home page & passing it along on my facebook as well. I’ve also voted for the site owner everyday until she won!!! I really enjoy sewing & both my younger children have alot of new clothes to look forward to now thanks to *You Can make This* .. I’m forver Grateful!!!
Much Respect,
Joy Klepper aka *Proud Navy Wife*
( My Husband Proudly Serves on the USS Michigan 727 SSGN Submarine Gold Crew)

625 Terrie Bentle 03.21.09 at 12:52 pm

I have fallen head over heels over your website.
I am a new quilter, I have long made apparel and embroidered. Now I am learning to quilt. My grandmother quilted and pieced by hand. I will do mine on the machine. I love the blog about quilt binding.

626 Janice D 03.21.09 at 12:53 pm

I have been sewing, clothes and crafts, for almost 60 years and am always ready to learn new ideas so am anxious to see your new website. I have made several quilts, but I tie them instead of quilting.

627 Tricia 03.21.09 at 12:57 pm

I am a newsletter subscriber!

Tricia

628 Crystal 03.21.09 at 1:15 pm

I realized that I chatted about what quilting means to me and I posted about posting on my blog, but I send my well wishes.

I wish you much success with the new site. I know that it will be just as successful and helpful as the other two sites.

629 Jenn on the Front Porch 03.21.09 at 1:23 pm

I signed up for the You Can Quilt This newsletter!

630 Jenn on the Front Porch 03.21.09 at 1:26 pm

I am so excited for the site’s launch. I don’t know how to quilt but am dying to give it a try. My grandmother made me a very cute quilt when I was young and my mother still won’t part with it! I’d love to do the same for my kids and grand kids (many many many years from now). I think this site will help me learn the art of quilting.

631 Jenn on the Front Porch 03.21.09 at 2:19 pm

I posted a link to the giveaway on my facebook profile page at

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1013495995&ref=profile

632 Angela 03.21.09 at 2:31 pm

Signed up for newsletter!!! Can’t wait to see the site!

633 Angela 03.21.09 at 2:33 pm

I am new to quilting but I love it already. I love being able to dive in and just relax while I am sewing. It is my only “outlet” from being a full time stay at home mom and wife. I also like to make my stuff “green”. I love to repurpose old shirts, sheets, etc….

634 Denise 03.21.09 at 4:05 pm

I would so Love to win that sewing machine.

635 Courtney 03.21.09 at 4:49 pm

I subscribed to the new newsletter.

636 Courtney 03.21.09 at 4:50 pm

I have never quilted before but really want to learn. I would to be able to make some items that my child would cherish and perhaps hand down to their children.

637 Cheryl 03.21.09 at 5:27 pm

I have had a love affair with quilts for years. When my children were really young I took my first quilting class. I usually made pillows out of quilt blocks, and throws at the time. I joined a quilting group, and we made several Log Cabin quilt tops, and then finished them ourselves. After several years of being away from quilting, I am now trying to get back, and slowly but surely I’m easing in. Techniques have come a long way since I first started, and I am anxious to learn many of them.

638 laura 03.21.09 at 6:18 pm

i love quilts and i love this machine. some friends from church recently made a quilt with a similar machine and we are doing a chance drawing to raise mopney for relay for life. i would love to have a similar machine. please sigh me up.
thanks, Laura

639 Sharon 03.21.09 at 6:20 pm

just signed up can’t wait to see what all you have to offer !

640 Phoebe 03.21.09 at 7:10 pm

Woohoo!! WHat an amazing giveaway!! Just signed up for the newsletter! :)

641 Phoebe 03.21.09 at 7:13 pm

I have never tried my hand at quilting but I’ve always been fascinated by the art. (Don’t laugh but I even considered buying one of Marie Osmond’s quilt kits from QVC just to get get myself started. She made it look so easy!) My goal…I just want to make a photo/memory quilt for my mom. I’ve talked about it for years…one day I’m actually going to do it! And I’d love to make a super cute and sassy quilt for my daughter’s bed. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

642 Robin 03.21.09 at 7:18 pm

I can’t wait I signed up for your newsletter already, now I am getting 2 newsletters full of projects I can’t wait to make! I’ve been enjoying youcanmakethis for sometime so I’m sooo excited to QuiltThis!

643 Beth 03.21.09 at 7:57 pm

woohoo. another site from a great group! i sighned up for the newsletter! now i’m off to blog about the new site!

644 Beth 03.21.09 at 8:04 pm

My goal for this year is to learn how to quilt. I’ve always been too intimidated to start. I know that once I dive in, I will be in love, and won’t be able to stop! It’s just a matter of getting my feet wet. So I think I may go back and go through your quilting tutorial you have blogged, and then jump in from there. Thanks for all the help! My Grandmother was a quilter, but by the time I was really ready to sew, she was no longer able to quilt much. Now that she’s gone, I don’t have my personal teacher and question answer-er. But you have been so trustworthy with your other sewing sites, that I cannot wait to share with you my sewing and quilting experiences!

645 Beth 03.21.09 at 8:08 pm

How cool! I just added your link to my blog. I’m very new to this whole thing, so you are like the only link I have!

646 Jami 03.21.09 at 8:27 pm
647 Betty 03.21.09 at 8:43 pm

Love to quilt! Back when my kids were young, my husband was very ill and I didn’t have much money. I would take old clothes that didn’t fit anyone in the family, cut them up and make quilts or patchwork toys for my kids. At the time they were the only toys they were getting. Quilting saved their christmas that year!

648 Betty 03.21.09 at 8:48 pm

Joined the newsletter. Now I’m quilting for my grandchildren. Sooo enjoying it!

649 Camie 03.21.09 at 8:55 pm

I have never quilted but love using them around the house. My favorite quilt so far is one I picked up at a yard sale that had blocks made and signed by different people in a family. Lots of history there…wish I could find the family! Can’t wait to see what the new site has to offer!!

650 Melissa Boclair 03.21.09 at 9:55 pm

I signed up for the newsletter and added the button to my blog.

I love to quilt because it is so special to make something so beautiful and know that I created it. So much time and love goes into a quilt.

651 Amy Carter 03.21.09 at 10:13 pm

I love to quilt because it is my outlet! It destresses me and helps me feel as I am contributing to making the world better because I create beauty!

652 Tillie Thigpin 03.21.09 at 10:15 pm

I love this site! I look forward to the newsletters and new projects. I can’t wait until my school spring break when I have more time to sew and quilt. My great grandmother was a hand piecer and quilter. I love fabrics and quilting because of her.

653 Deb 03.21.09 at 11:11 pm

I’m so pleased! I have a 100% poly quilt in cream, fushia, and turquoise that was made by my grandma when I was a child – I still have it. A few weeks ago I needed an emergency midnight bedding change for my daughter, pulled it out, and she claimed it was too special to sleep under. I assured her it wasn’t, and she spent the remainder of the night snuggled under a quilt her great-grandma made. Quilts are made to be loved (!) not tucked away in a closet! She has always slept under quilts I’ve made for her, drags quilts all over the house, and has her own fabric stash, notions, sewing box, and (dare I admit it?) sewing machine – all at the ripe old age of 6. Start ‘em young, and keep ‘em quilting!

654 Leah 03.22.09 at 6:16 am

My mom taught me how to quilt. I can’t wait to get started on these new projects!

655 Dina 03.22.09 at 6:18 am

I signed up for the newsletter!

656 Carla 03.22.09 at 7:13 am

I’ve done all things to do to get entries :) I would so love to have a new machine!

657 Susan Spiers 03.22.09 at 8:40 am

The most glorious quilt I had ever seen was when my daughter opened the gift from my sister at her wedding shower. I knew my sister spent many hours making quilts, her one and only hobby, but never dreamed how talented she was. I was hooked and I wanted to try my hand at one too – I did and was both proud and surprised of my very first quilt! Another is in the works!

658 heather b 03.22.09 at 9:22 am

I have only ever made one quilt for my son and I used ties because I couldn’t get the huge thing through my machine properly afterwards :) I think next time I will try a dollsized quilt for practice before I move on.

659 Patricia Y 03.22.09 at 11:04 am

I have been Quilting for years ,but my sister just bought a embrodiery machine and has shown me some really nice thing to do ,so i am on a mission to get a new machine to expand my quilting!! This site should be very interesting….can wait to learn more!!I Can’t get enough!!!

660 Lisalou 03.22.09 at 11:15 am

I posted about you on my blog. Check it out! Thanks!

661 Jean Blythe 03.22.09 at 11:28 am

I fell in love with quilts in the late 70′s and made my first quilt. Working with color and texture in fabric feeds my senses and calms me. I love the creative side of creating a pattern, selecting fabrics to fit, putting all the pieces together. I machine and hand quilt(mostly machine) and piece and hand/machine applique. I love to learn new techniques and see what others are doing. This site looks like it will be all that! Thanks!

662 Nikki 03.22.09 at 1:03 pm

Quilts make me think of women in my life who have passed away and I love and miss very much. My great grandmother, grandmother, and mother. I am only 31-years-old, and lost my mother 6 years ago. She taught me a lot about sewing in general.
I like to use my machine to piece the quilts, but I like to quilt by hand.
Since becoming a Mommy, I have not quilted as much as I’d like. But, plan on getting back into it and teach my two daughters at the same time:)

663 Nikki 03.22.09 at 1:11 pm

I just signed up for the newsletter:) Thanks!

664 Robyn L. Coburn 03.22.09 at 1:54 pm

I added the button to my doll crafting blog. I think it’s a great idea, and I can’t wait to develop a doll pattern for your site, and see the Quilting Site.
I off to sign up for the newsletters.

665 Christie Strang 03.22.09 at 2:50 pm

I signed up for the newsletter. I can’t wait for all the new ideas.

666 Christie Strang 03.22.09 at 2:53 pm

I fell in love with quilts as a little girl. My grandma made all of her grandchildren quilts when they were born. I loved my blankie and have used it all of my life even though it is threadbare now. I have made a few quilts now and again but am not great at it. I look forward to learning more about quilting on your new site.

667 Christie Strang 03.22.09 at 2:58 pm

Your button is now on my blog gwennie-girl.blogspot.com

668 Christie Strang 03.22.09 at 3:03 pm

I just posted about your giveaway at gwennie-girl.blogspot.com.

Have fun with your new site.

669 madysmom 03.22.09 at 3:37 pm

I signed up for the newsletter….I am looking forward to all the great info on the new site!! I have tried my hand at many things….crocheting, knitting, sewing…I have made a couple of super-simple quilts but would love to be able to REALLY quilt. There’s something about a quilt….

:-)
Shawna

670 Amanda 03.22.09 at 3:52 pm

I signed up for the newsletter!

I am so excited for this!

671 DawnS 03.22.09 at 3:57 pm

I have not quilted yet but am eager to start learning. I have so many pieces of clothing that have been special to me over the years (from kids, family etc…) and I thought that the perfect way to make use of these and have a way to “memorialize” all the memories is to make a quilt from them. I have signed up for the newsletter too!

672 Amanda 03.22.09 at 3:58 pm
673 Firefly 03.22.09 at 5:10 pm

I just posted about your new site and giveaway on my site in the Featured category direct link is http://www.firefly-shop.org/2009/03/22/introducing-you-can-quilt-this/

674 Em 03.22.09 at 5:38 pm

I signed up for the new website. I am very excited to learn how to quilt. I have a baby niece due in July and would love to make something special for her. I will have plenty of opportunities to practice, by making quilts for my daughters and their dolls :-) I am so excited and can’t wait to get started. Thanks for this opportunity.

675 Stephanie 03.22.09 at 5:50 pm

I signed up for the newsletter

676 Stephanie 03.22.09 at 5:52 pm

I added the button to my blog

http://apocketfullofbuttons.blogspot.com

677 brandy 03.22.09 at 6:35 pm

i’m new to quilting, but i remeber making just one square when i was little for a large quilt my whole family put together for my family. i love to sew, but i can’t by hand

678 melanie 03.22.09 at 6:54 pm

i added your button to my blog

melanieadey at hotmail dot com
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com

679 Andrea 03.22.09 at 7:42 pm
680 Tammi 03.22.09 at 8:52 pm

Quilting is just a fun hobby that produces beautiful results. Eevryone loves a homemade quilt and they are passed down generations forever, such treasured items and it means so much to see people smile when they see your creations!would LOVE LOVE to win this awesome prize!! WOW!
Thanks for the chance!

681 Lori Baxter 03.22.09 at 9:29 pm

Hello there! What an exciting contest!!!! My Mama used to sew clothes for me as a little girl…..robes with special labeled tags inside….doll clothes, dresses for me, blankets, etc. I loved that she put her heart into the things she made for me.
I am a Mama of four…One of my dreams is to sew for my children, just as my Mama did for me. I am also a Photographer and would LOVE to make unique items for my littlest clients :) This machine would be such a blessing!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

682 Lori Baxter 03.22.09 at 9:30 pm

I signed up for your newsletter also!!

683 Jill 03.22.09 at 10:36 pm

I signed up for your newsletter :)

684 Jill 03.22.09 at 10:39 pm

I luv homemade quilts!! They are actually heirlooms, that you can hand down to your children or another family member :) Quilts signify” homeiness” and keeps you warm in more than 1 way!

Thanks for an Awesome Giveaway :)

685 Jill 03.22.09 at 10:57 pm

I blogged about it on Frugal Plus here..
http://frugalplus.com/?p=3804

686 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls 03.23.09 at 12:49 am

I blogged about the new site launch and the contest! :)

http://www.momstakeonthings.com/?p=3158

687 Elina 03.23.09 at 1:41 am

I blogged about it here http://www.mom2bbreviews.com/blog/great-sites/you-can-quilt-this/

Thanks for the chance.

688 Donna K 03.23.09 at 2:06 am

I signed up for the newsletter.

689 Donna K 03.23.09 at 2:07 am

I am a beginner quilter, but I remember my grandmother doing it. She made some great quilts that became wonderful keepsakes.

690 Donna K 03.23.09 at 2:13 am

I put your button on my blog.

691 Betty Jo 03.23.09 at 4:37 am

Awesome news and giveaway. I signed up for the newsletter and I can’t wait to receive it! ♥

692 Betty Jo 03.23.09 at 4:41 am

My mother was a quilter. I have several of her lovely quilts and would take nothing in this world for them. You see, she is no longer with us. I’m a digital scrapbook products designer and I know what memories mean to a family. My mother’s quilts represent some of the most cherished memories we have of her. I’ve never quilted, but have been thinking I might learn. I would so love to leave my family such cherished memories. ♥

693 Jane 03.23.09 at 5:33 am

I love yo yo’s, but would hope that you would include machine done quilts. Can’t wait.

694 Debbie B 03.23.09 at 5:34 am

i signed up for your newsletter

695 Debbie B 03.23.09 at 5:37 am

I have no clue how to make a quilt – but I do have several that have been given to me as gifts and I love them. I also have some old quilt tops my grandmother started and would love to see finished.

696 Debbie B 03.23.09 at 5:41 am

I added your button to my blog

http://debbiesfavoritesblog.blogspot.com/

697 Jennifer 03.23.09 at 6:03 am

Hi, I grew up around someone making quilts. I can remember the days when we would walk into grandmother’s house and she would be sitting in her little chair sewing away! I have never had time to complete a whole quilt, but soon I will have all the time in the world!!!

698 Amy B. 03.23.09 at 7:05 am

My grandmother made me a quilt just before her stroke. Now she isn’t able to make quilts anymore. I would love to start making my own for my kids and someday grandkids. Thanks for the chance.

699 Danielle 03.23.09 at 7:13 am

I signed up for the newsletter.

700 Danielle 03.23.09 at 7:17 am

I have made some small quilting projects. But the quilt I treasure the most came from my Grandmother. She made each of us grand children a hand quilted quilt in her last years. She also made quilts for each of the great grand children (That is 20+ quilts) all totally by hand.

701 Sandy 03.23.09 at 8:00 am

What a great giveaway. My mother quits and I have been wanting to learn how for so long. This would be a wonderful way for the two of us to share the love of quilting.

702 Sandy 03.23.09 at 8:01 am

I signed up for the newsletter.

703 Sandy 03.23.09 at 8:07 am

I posted a link of Facebook for all my friends to see too!

704 B 03.23.09 at 9:00 am

I don’t quilt. YET. But have wanted to learn for a while. All my favorite blankets are quilts, and have been gifts of love from the people who have made them. I hope I can learn to make some beautiful pieces eventually.

705 michelle 03.23.09 at 9:17 am

I love quilts, when I receive one, they are so special and will be cherished especially if someone makes it for me or my daughters. I have always wanted to learn how to make them,,,this would help!

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706 michelle 03.23.09 at 9:19 am

I subscribed

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707 Doreen R 03.23.09 at 10:01 am

I signed up for You Can Quilt This.

708 Doreen R 03.23.09 at 10:03 am

My grandmother made me a quilt when I was 7. I loved it and want to start learning how to make them as well. Hope I win.

709 Vickie 03.23.09 at 10:22 am

I love quilts! When I was 12 my Granny wanted all of her granddaughters to learn how to make a very simple quilt! It was simple alright! It was made of 3 1/2″ squares that were precut from a shirt factory in Tennessee! Every time she went back to visit family she came home with bags of squares! Mine was blue squares and white with blue striped squares! The backing was a white with orange flowers flat sheet! We still use that quilt even though it is 36 years old! There is nothing that says love like a quilt!
I have added your button to my blog and subscribed to the newsletter!

710 Tina 03.23.09 at 11:01 am

I am so excited you are launching a quilting site! My first quilt was a lap sized piece made with Amy Butler’s Lotus collection for my daughter. It’s so fun to watch your work grow piece by piece and what a feeling of accomplishment when it’s all done! Good luck on the new site – can’t wait until it’s up and running. I’m already buying new fabric in it’s anticipation!

711 Madeline 03.23.09 at 11:31 am

I love to quilt, and would love to win this machine! Quilting is such a relaxing and wonderful hobby.

712 Lauralee Hensley 03.23.09 at 11:44 am

I signed up for the free newsletter. Oh, how’d I love to win a quilter sewing machine. My machine is busted again. It’s not made for quilting either, though I have often used it that way. Probably why it’s busted. I didn’t know it wasn’t suppose to be used for that because when I bought it the Lady said it could and that she used her’s that way. Yet,
when I called another Rep she said that machine was never made for that, nor for heavier duty threads. Wish I’d known back then what I know now. I’ll only in the future buy a machine that actually says it’s a quilting machine. Marie Osmond has great products, so I’d really like to win this.

713 Heather Roe 03.23.09 at 12:13 pm

I just signed up for the new YouCanQuiltThis newsletter. Wow, what a unique and wonderful way to bring quilting close to home. With instant dowloads, tutorials and FREEBIES…who could ask for more? I am looking forward to the unfolding of this wonderful site!

714 Heather Roe 03.23.09 at 12:43 pm

What quilting means to me….? Well, before I started sewing and creating unique handmade gifts, the word quilt made me think, warm & cozy. With my new found love of fabrics and emroidery, the word quilt means, free, refreshing and unique. Why? 1. Free /Refreshing- I see a quilt as an outward expression of emotion that one created. Somewhat giving them a release or a freedom to say…”It is mine, I made this, I did it!” A refreshing feeling of accomplishment. That they created something that is now enjoyable. That many pieces of fabric, colors and patterns were placed together, kind of like a family reunion. There is something special about people coming together, just like the finishing stitch on your latest project…aaahhhhhh! 2. Unique – not only in color and style, but now even texture has become unique. There are so many different ways to “quilt” your quilt. There are added embellishments along with applique designs and other creative embroidery work. Each pattern can be made to look so different with the color combinations and fabric prints used, giving each quilter a look of their own.
I am looking forward to learning more about quilting and pushing myself to advance and to try new ideas. Quilts can tell a story, just be for fun or sewn to be a unique heirloom to be passed down for generations to come. YouCanQuiltThis is going to be a strong backbone in keeping the tradition of quliting alive!

715 Heather Roe 03.23.09 at 12:47 pm

I just added your blog button to my blog…just too cute!

716 Heather Roe 03.23.09 at 1:02 pm

I just put a post on my blog, http://www.elizaandcamille.blogspot.com about the wonderful giveaway you guys are having for YouCanQuiltThis. Oh, I would love to win this fabulous machine. I have a Janome that was given to me by my grandmother. It’s a simple machine, nothing digital, just basic. My grandmother is one of my biggest fans when it comes to creating handmade gifts. To honor her, I would use this machine to create a quilt to give her as a token of my love and appreciation for her support. A little piece of sunshine from my heart to hers….I love you Grandma!

717 Heather Roe 03.23.09 at 1:08 pm

I’ve gottcha’ linked! I just placed your blog button on my MySpace profile page. You can check it out here http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=396869055

My profile URL is http://www.myspace.com/heatherroe120

718 victoria barton 03.23.09 at 1:24 pm

i signed up for your newsletter and i just wanted to know i really love your website and hope I win this. it would be wonderful for me my husbands aunt borrowed my sewing machine and i havnt got it back yet. so i hope i win so i can do this

719 Pat Oswald 03.23.09 at 1:26 pm

I need a new sewing machine . Mine is skipping stitches.

720 victoria barton 03.23.09 at 1:28 pm

i have not quilted yet but to me it means a way to prepare and item for a loved one which has a piece of you in it.

721 Shelley C 03.23.09 at 1:31 pm

I signed up for the newsletter and am anxious for this to launch! Tutes and ideas for creating and getting projects DONE are a bonus!

722 Shelley C 03.23.09 at 1:36 pm

My grandmother was a quilter and although I never knew her, I do have one of her quilts….I think it is an orange peel design. It must have been made in the 40′s by the looks of the fabrics. I just love that quilt and it would be the first thing I grab if there is a fire! I was a self taught quilter in the beginning; making quilts as gifts with fabs I had on hand because it was cheaper than going out and purchasing a gift for baby showers….boy, was that naive! But I loved the design process and everything that goes with making a quilt. I finally took an adult ed class that taught quilting with a rotary cutter and I was hooked for sure! I still make quilts mostly as gifts….there are very few in my own home and I’d like to recitify that if you have patterns and ideas for decorating with quilted items for our homes…. Can’t wait to get started!

723 Shelly 03.23.09 at 1:55 pm

What a GREAT site idea. I can’t wait to see it up and running! I LOVE it!!!!
Shelly

724 Shelly 03.23.09 at 1:56 pm

BTW, I have grabbed the blog button and it is now on my blog! I WILL be blogging about it tonight–I’ll come back and tell you then when it is posted!

725 John B 03.23.09 at 2:20 pm

I signed up for the newsletter.

726 EllaEnchanted 03.23.09 at 2:23 pm

I would like to win the machine for my aunt as she makes quilts and her’s has went kaput. I have all the handmade quilts my mother made for me. I grew up always having homemade quilts for my bed. I have a trunk full of memories in them. Good luck with your new site.

727 Christine burd 03.23.09 at 2:43 pm

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728 Christine burd 03.23.09 at 2:45 pm

I would like to learn to quilt. My mother-in -law has made beautiful quilts for each member of the family . What a treasure to remember her by ..

729 Catherine 03.23.09 at 2:51 pm

What quilts mean to me: My deceased mother left me two quilts. One that I received when I was about six years old and one left undone. The memories that are with those two quilts are priceless. I can always come back to those quilts and instantly remember the good times I had with her, as I helped stitch a few of the stitches. So what do quilts mean to me? Memories. Priceless memories.

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730 Catherine 03.23.09 at 2:53 pm

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731 Heidi 03.23.09 at 2:55 pm

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732 Heidi 03.23.09 at 2:57 pm

I love quilting and have loved it since I was a little child. I remember climbing under the old quilting frames while my grandma and aunts were quilting, then eventually learning myself. now I have the opportunity to pass on those memories with my children. Quilts have so much history put into each and every one. I love looking at them and remembering the fun times that were put into making them.

733 Jkeller 03.23.09 at 3:03 pm

I signed up for the newsletter.

734 Jkeller 03.23.09 at 3:04 pm

Quilting reminds me of my grandmother.

735 tracy 03.23.09 at 3:11 pm

Here is a link from a post on my blog mentioning the site and the contest!

http://tracykuethe.blogspot.com/2009/03/sunday-showcase-one-day-late.html

736 Candid Carrie 03.23.09 at 4:28 pm

I signed up for the newsletter.

737 Candid Carrie 03.23.09 at 4:30 pm

I grabbed your adorable widget and put it in my sidebar.

738 Lori Z. 03.23.09 at 4:35 pm

I just subscribed. I haven’t sewn anything since I was in college, but I’ve wanted to do a quilt with all of my favorite clothes that my kids have outgrown or stained so I’d love to win this. Thanks for the chance.

739 Candid Carrie 03.23.09 at 4:39 pm

I belonged to an extremely supportive quilting guild at the time my terminally ill daughter died. These are two posts that I had previously about how much quilting means to me.

This is a post regarding her funeral and the role of the quilt maker’s as they made a special dress for my seven year old daughter’s funeral.
http://carriestuckmann.blogspot.com/2009/01/her-funeral.html

And this is a post I had written regarding the night she died. She left our house for the last time wrapped in the quilt I had made just for this journey. There is a picture of the quilt in this post.
http://carriestuckmann.blogspot.com/2008/11/my-dearest-madeleine-rose.html

740 Susie 03.23.09 at 4:46 pm

new subscriber

741 Susie 03.23.09 at 4:47 pm

change the web site…….

742 Lisa 03.23.09 at 5:02 pm

Signed up for the newsletter. Can’t wait for lots of good ideas !!!

743 Lisa 03.23.09 at 5:03 pm

I don’t have much sewing experience but I am learning. I look forward to trying something new with quilting ideas.

744 Lisa 03.23.09 at 5:06 pm

I really need a new sewing machine so fingers crossed that I may win.

745 Lolita 03.23.09 at 5:50 pm

I like sewing things for my kids and grandkids. I think this machine would make it so much easier to make Montessori-type learning material as well as some really cute clothes and bags!

746 Lolita 03.23.09 at 5:54 pm
747 Lolita 03.23.09 at 5:57 pm

Subscribed to your newsletter! And what fun it offers!

748 ValerieC. -Louisville, KY 03.23.09 at 6:20 pm

I have been looking for the PERFECT sewing machine! Whether I win or not and I sure hope I do, I may look into this machine!

Quilts have become a keepsake, heirloom and wonderful tradition for our family. I am originally from Western PA and my DH is from KY… tradition is important here and heirlooms are treasured beyond words. I am a homeschooling Mom who plans on sharing the love of quilting with my daughter so that she too can pass on this wonderful “art” to her family some day.

Quilts tell a story, some elegant and some not so pretty but nonetheless, are priceless when it comes to family ownership. We enjoying attending the KY State Fair and we look forward to seeing the Quilt exhibits and admire the craftsmanship and creativity of the quilts on display.

What a GREAT offer and I am so excited about the new website and feel privileged to get the upcoming newsletter. :)

Have a great “Quilting” kind of day!

749 Jeanine Peterson 03.23.09 at 6:26 pm

I subscribed to the newsletter thx ! jtrophy at aol dot com

ck out my blog too !

http://www.icoulduseadeal.blogspot.com

750 Jeanine Peterson 03.23.09 at 6:28 pm

My mother is an avid quilter and has been since I was little. She always had quilts in process and finished ones all around. They remind me of her now :)

751 Jeanine Peterson 03.23.09 at 6:31 pm
752 Milcah 03.23.09 at 6:32 pm

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753 Milcah 03.23.09 at 6:34 pm

Quilting makes me most think about my maternal grandmother. It seems that she’s always had some around her house. Quilting is an excellent way to recycle and preserve memories at the same time.

754 DEBIJOT 03.23.09 at 6:35 pm

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755 Jeanine Peterson 03.23.09 at 6:35 pm

I put your button on my page ! http://icoulduseadeal.blogspot.com/

756 DEBIJOT 03.23.09 at 6:36 pm

I love quilts. They seem so comforting. I still have the quilt my mother-in-law gave me for a wedding present. We use it all the time.

757 Donna Holmberg 03.23.09 at 6:48 pm

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758 Donna Holmberg 03.23.09 at 6:56 pm

Quilting is a secial thing for me. My mother’s mom, aka Nanny, was a quilter. She was one of those people who loved us kids, but didn’t really have the patience to deal with us for too long. As a young child of 7 or 8, I used to sneak down and sit on the stairs at Nanny’s house and look through the railing to watch Nanny quilt. I’d sit for hours watching her, never making a noise. Nanny knew I was there, though, and one day she called out that since I was so nosy and didn’t have anything better to do, I might as well come down and help her out. I helped her pin patches onto backing material, and that was the start of Nanny teaching me to quilt. My mom is one of 8 kids, and there are more than 30 grandchildren, but I’m the only one Nanny ever shared her skills with. Now, I’m the ONLY one in the family who knows how to quilt, and everytime I make a new quilt a little bit of the love that grumpy old lady shared with this inquisitive young child warms my heart as I put every stitch in. I still use both hand stitching (like Nanny did), but I’ve added the use of a machine to cut down on the time it takes me to complete quilts, so a quilting machine would be such a wonderful thing to have – I’m currently using a 25 year old singer basic machine that is falling apart.

759 Donna Holmberg 03.23.09 at 7:03 pm

By the way, I own the last quilt my Nanny ever worked on. She completed the patchwork strips for the top of a new quilt and gave them to my mother to give to me so I could put them together and put the backing on. Nanny told my mother to tell me that this was the last quilt she would ever make because her eyes simply weren’t good enough to do the work anymore, and she wanted to share this one with me so we could pass the quilting torch along this way. Nanny died several months after completing the panels, and I cherished every moment I spent working on the ONLY quilt of hers that my Nanny ever allowed anyone else to put a SINGLE stitch into. I’m honored she chose to share her love of quilting with me in such a special manner.

P.S. I follow you on twitter as one6ylady and Tweeted the giveaway here http://twitter.com/one6ylady/status/1378966511

760 Maggie M 03.23.09 at 7:10 pm

I signed up for the Quilting Newsletter! I can’t wait to see what comes in April!

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761 Maggie M 03.23.09 at 7:15 pm

Quilts mean love and comfort to me. I used the quilt my grandmother made for me when I was much younger until the poor thing finally came apart from wear. That quilt was on my bed as a child through college and went with me to my first apartment and after I married. I would place my young son on the quilt and play with him (he’s 32 years old now). I collect fabric and have all kinds. I even made a quilt once and the recipient loved it. I started another quilt about four years ago…it’s about half way done…I just need a better sewing machine. I’ve never had a quilting machine or anything like it. I’ve always done the securing part by hand. Now that I am a grandma to three lovely girls, I want to make each of them a quilt to treasure like I did mine. There’s nothing like a quilt made by grandma just for you:)

maggie@mannwieler.com

762 Jennifer H 03.23.09 at 7:53 pm

I signed up for the news letter!

763 stephanie 03.23.09 at 7:55 pm

I love to quilt and am excited about your new site! Quilting is a labor of love that trascends the ages. I think quilting is a great way to express who you are!

764 Jennifer H 03.23.09 at 7:56 pm

My grandma is an amazing quilter!!! When each of her grandchildren got married she hand quilted them a quilt for their bed. She even made smaller baby quilts for her great grandchildren. I don’t know that I could ever be as good as her, but I would like to learn!

765 Becky S 03.23.09 at 8:25 pm

I love quilts. Some of my earliest memories are being snuggled up under my grandma’s quilts as a kid. She had mostly crazy quilts and my mom would point out the pieces that were from clothes my grandma had made for her when she was younger. I would fall asleep tracing the hand embroidery stitches with my fingers. My favorite quilt of all times was a crazy quilt of my grandma’s. The batting was a wool blanket. It was sooo heavy. I just loved the feel of that heavy quilt. I bought a couple wool army blankets at an outlet and plan to make my own crazy quilts some day soon.

766 Sarah 03.23.09 at 9:05 pm

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767 LORI BOYD 03.23.09 at 9:08 pm

Hi!! I love your blogs!! I will certainly be stopping by often!!

My Mamaw (grandma) taught me to sew/quilt. She is so special to me. I made a quilt for each of my babies!!
She actually quilted a quilt for me that I cherish. Sadly, she passed away unexpectedly and too soon 2 yrs ago April 1st. When I am sad and missing her I wrap myself in her quilt and pretend she is holding me, after all hands touched each and every stitch of that quilt!! I miss her!!

What an awesome prize:
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Thanks for these GREAT blogs!! I love them!! And for a chance to win!!
Blessings,
LORi BOYD

768 auntpittypat 03.23.09 at 9:25 pm

I just love to sew.. I will sign up for the news letter :)

769 auntpittypat 03.23.09 at 9:27 pm

Wow fantastic opportunity to win a wonderful sewing machine. Thank you for the chance to win it :)

770 Noreen 03.23.09 at 10:16 pm

signed up for newletter

771 Noreen 03.23.09 at 10:16 pm

quilting is a great way to be creative and share your love in a tangible (sp?) way

772 Betty 03.23.09 at 10:21 pm

My grandmother was a prize winning state fair quilting competitor and my Mom was her apprentice of sorts, Mom never really got the bug to carry on the skill, but she was terrific at crochet. My grand mother made quilts for all her children and her grand children and even a few of the greats.
My own children had a ritual for days when they were ill and had to miss school…they required several pillows, books, art materials and one of Grans’ quilts to keep them snug and warm. The recovery always required a quilt.
Gran is gone now and there are still many of her quilts around…some loved to soft and faded remnants that have been re-made for a younger child to love.

773 Jolly Mom-Piera 03.23.09 at 10:22 pm

What an awesome giveaway! So excited about YouCanQuiltThis-I have always wanted to learn how to quilt : )

I blogged: http://www.jollymom.com/2009/03/news-from-around-web.html

774 Lisalou 03.23.09 at 10:33 pm

I have added your blog button on my page! Thanks!

775 Brooke D. 03.23.09 at 10:35 pm

I just subscribed to your News Letter! Yay

Thank you so very much for the chance!

776 Faythe 03.23.09 at 10:35 pm

I am a new subscriber to your newsletter.
I am an old beginner in sewing, meaning I had a machine over 30+odd years ago that I wore out mostly on hubby’s patching jobs!
Now I want to learn to sew for my 2 baby grandsons!
This machine would be a dream come true as I could never afford to buy one.

thanks for the chance at this great prize & for all your great tips & ideas!

777 Brooke D. 03.23.09 at 10:41 pm

I have been into quilting for about a year now. Quilting is my therapy….I usally sneak it in well it’s nap time! Everyone loves quilts it’s a lifetime memory that can be passed around for years.

Thank you for the chance!

778 Brooke D. 03.23.09 at 10:46 pm

I added your cute button!

Thank you!

779 Brooke D. 03.23.09 at 11:01 pm

I blogged about it!

Thanks!
;-)

780 deb k oller 03.23.09 at 11:20 pm

to me, quilting is a story you tell with your hands.
a baby quilt made from mom’s baby clothes.
this year, i went to a town square fourth of july.
wonderful experience. seeing quilts made from flour sacks,
sorted by the decade in which they were created.
and, finally what could be better than to browse
through a magazine to check out quilt patterns that must be
filed away just in case you might have the opportunity to
try the pattern?!

781 Lenna Gasso 03.23.09 at 11:54 pm

I don’t have any special memories of Grandma or Mom showing me how to quilt. However they did teach me how to embroider and sew. I actually taught myself how to do much more from those basics I learned from them. When I was pregnant with my daughter I started sewing much more and continued on afterward. I found the cutest book with patterns on how to make a quilt. I had no idea what half of the wording was trying to tell me but I figured it out or at least made it up myself and it turned out quite cute. I have it packed away for my daughter as a keepsake…maybe in time (long long time) her child will use it too.

782 jade 03.24.09 at 12:02 am

When I first met my fiance he lived in Japan, I was in the states. He had this quilt that he sent me that he use to sleep with. He said that was him wrapping himself around me. I slept with that quilt until it fell apart and he had to buy me another one. I want to learn how to make one so I can share that feeling.

783 Tutu Meg 03.24.09 at 1:34 am

I signed up for your newsletter!

784 Tutu Meg 03.24.09 at 1:38 am

Quilting is both social and solitary, traditional & contemporary, exacting & serendipitious–but will always result in a gift of love.

785 Sarah L. 03.24.09 at 1:39 am

I just signed up. I can’t wait to learn more.

786 emily 03.24.09 at 4:06 am

I don’t love quilting (yet), but I do love the quilts that my mom has made for me and my kids. I would love to have a machine that would enable me to try creating something so special.

787 Kristi Young 03.24.09 at 4:15 am

Quilting for me is a way to feel closer to my Grandma. She loved quilting and shared it with everyone she knew. When she died it was a way for me to feel her spirit around me and to carry on her love for quilting.

788 Jane 03.24.09 at 4:28 am

Please remember that a lot of people have scraps of material. Sometimes we need to use our stash for a quilt before starting on a planned quilt.

789 Connie 03.24.09 at 4:43 am

I’m really looking forward to this website. I made my first quilt over twenty years ago. Life has interfered with my quilting at times but I’m anxious to get back in the groove again.

790 Lisa 03.24.09 at 4:49 am

Ohh I really could use this machine
Lisa

791 Lisa 03.24.09 at 4:50 am

I subscribed to the newsletter

792 R 03.24.09 at 5:17 am

My grandmother is a quilter. She’s taught me how to quilt, how to care for quilts, how to purchase and store and date quilts. The information is valuable, especially since I now have quilts of my own from the family to care for…but more valuable by far has been the time I’ve been able to spend with her and the family history I’ve held in my hands. Hopefully someday I’ll be a good quilter like she is, but for now at least I’m an excellent embroiderer and I can always learn as I use my needles to teach her a thing or two. She says I’m giving back, but I always feel like I’m getting far more in return. My mother is a master seamstress. Working with needles is in our blood, but none of us can do as well as the others can at their respective crafts. It’s actually quite nice to see all the variety and work together, bringing different skills to the table.

I put your link on my blog.

793 Amy 03.24.09 at 5:25 am

My mother taught me quilting long ago, but I moved on to other things. I am now finding my way back to it and I’m excited to see what this newsletter has to offer for inspiration. Thank you!

794 Diane 03.24.09 at 5:26 am

I have started a quilt but haven’t had time to finish it yet. I’m not sure how to do the edges yet but I hope to learn in this newsletter. Thank you for having this on the internet so we all can learn from it. I did make one of my grandson’s a quilt but the top was a big piece of material that I found from a sewing shop so all I did was add the bottom and the batting for the inside. It’s nothing fancy but he loves it and has it on his twin bed.
Thanks for having this web site where we can all learn.
Have a great day.
Diane

795 Gena @ Morris Bunch 03.24.09 at 6:17 am
796 Nikie 03.24.09 at 6:18 am

I have some lovely pieces from my great grandmother who died before she could pass on her knowledge. I look forward to your site and learning and new skill!

797 Robin McCoy 03.24.09 at 6:39 am

I seriously want to learn to make quilts. Quilts just like my Grandma Margaret and Great Aunt Flora made. Both ladies are quite old now, and eyesight is failing quite a bit, so they don’t make quilts like they used to. And both ladies live rather far from me. This means that my dreams of them teaching me to quilt are fading faster with every day that goes by.
To me, quilts are love that you can wrap around you. So that no matter how far away my Grandma or Aunt Flora are, they can hug me. It also allows my deceased Grandpa to give me hugs when I am feeling down. My Grandma gave me the quilt that my Great-Grandma had made for my Grandpa when he was younger. It is a legacy that I will be able to pass on to one of my kids when the time comes. And even though I am only 26 and far from being a grandmother, I want to be able to make my grandkids their first quilt, a toddler quilt, a pre-teen quilt, a Sweet Sixteen quilt, a graduation quilt, a wedding quilt…and then quilts for my great-grands. I have plans for many quilts! LOL!
I can’t wait for this site to be up and running 100%. Maybe if my family matriarchs can’t be here to teach me, I can still learn from you and make them proud. :D

798 Patti 03.24.09 at 6:41 am

I love choosing the right fabrics, the cutting, the sewing…it’s so relaxing. And the finished result is a statement about who I am, by the fabrics and colors I’ve chosen. A quilt is snug, a hug from the person who made it. I can’t wait for the kick-off of this new site!

799 sandra 03.24.09 at 6:47 am

i’ve been planning on making a baby quilt even before my boys were born. i would love to some day accomplish this task. hopefully before they have kids of their own!

800 Sherrie 03.24.09 at 7:11 am

I signed up for the new website!

801 Cathy Green 03.24.09 at 7:12 am

My grandmother taught me to quilt when I was in high school. Even though I haven’t had the chance to practice what she taught me very much, I really appreciated the time we spent together do. And the quilting I learned was by hand and boy were my fingers sore! Cathy

802 Sherrie 03.24.09 at 7:15 am

After the death of my beloved Grandmother, my Grandfather took up quilting! Now, this man could not match a shirt and a tie, but he created the most wonderful quilts with beautiful colors and themes. I have a quilt he made for me along with a picture of him at the quilt contest where he won a blue ribbon for that same quilt! It is the last one that he pieced on Grandmother’s treadle machine and hand quilted. He is now gone, but quilting reminds me of his very special talent and love. Although I sew extensively, piecing quilts is a real challenge for me. I look forward to the new website to improve my skills.

803 phyllis 03.24.09 at 7:41 am

I would love to win this machine Thanks

804 phyllis 03.24.09 at 7:42 am

Oh yes, I signed up also.

805 Melanie 03.24.09 at 7:43 am

I can’t wait to start getting the newsletter! I love quick quilting projects, always perfect for last minute gifts giving and decor!! I am excited to see what all you will have in store for us with your new website, the wonderful patterns and ideas I’m sure will be there!!

806 Cherry 03.24.09 at 7:48 am

I signed up for the quilt newsletter as I am a beginner quilter. I remember spending summers with my grandmother and she teaching me to hand sew blocks together so she could make a quilt. I have one of her quilts that she gave my husband and I when we got married 48 years ago. My goal is make at least one quilt for each of our four children, eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. If they keep growning their families, I may making quilts until the next century.

807 Missy 03.24.09 at 8:05 am

I love taking small snippits of fabrics that I love and putting them together to make something beautiful. I just love patchwork.

808 kendra 03.24.09 at 8:08 am

I signed up for the newsletter

809 connie melancon 03.24.09 at 8:20 am

I signed up for the newsletter.

810 Jennifer 03.24.09 at 8:22 am

Added the button to my blog now!

811 Jennifer 03.24.09 at 8:25 am

I forgot to leave my link but my name is clickable for my blog.

http://blog.coodascorner.com

812 connie melancon 03.24.09 at 8:26 am

I have never quilted but 3 of my best friends do and I love what they create. I love quilts and have wanted to learn and make one for a long time.

813 Charlotte Gates 03.24.09 at 8:37 am

I subscribed , cgates44@aol.com

814 Shirley 03.24.09 at 8:41 am

I joined the newsletter and can’t wait until I receive the first one.

815 Shirley 03.24.09 at 8:48 am

My maternal Grandmother gave me my love of quilting. She started me out sewing when I was 3 years old. She would give me a big threaded needle, buttons and fabric. I was off and running or should I say sewing. I made dolls, doll clothes and stuffed animals. Grandma took me to my first quilting bee when I was 6 years old and I was hooked. I would help Grandma cut, sew and quilt her beautiful quilts. When I was in jr. high Grandma taught me to make my own clothing. I made all my clothes throughout high school. The 5 years before Grandma died she frantically made quilts for each one of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. My husband, Rich and I will always cherish the beautiful King-Size 9-Patch quilt that Grandma lovingly made for us.

816 Shirley 03.24.09 at 8:50 am

I have blogged about this contest on my blog at http://msindy2206.blogspot.com

817 Shirley 03.24.09 at 8:51 am

I have added your button to my blog at http://msindy2206.blogspot.com

818 Beth 03.24.09 at 8:52 am

I signed up for the newsletter!

819 Gail 03.24.09 at 9:03 am

I love to quilt because people love to receive quilts.

820 Teresa Pomerantz 03.24.09 at 9:13 am

I am so excited about the You Can Quilt – I had such a good time on the make along quilt. I of course signed up for the newsletter!

821 Gina 03.24.09 at 9:17 am

Well I have never quilted before. I am an avid sewer and do machine embroidery as well..I keep saying someday I will start…I have an old quilt that my mom started years ago like in the 60′s..my best friend finished it up and it hangs on my wall in my stairwell..I just love it…I love quilts and have many of them..just not made my me…I love that new machine..if I won that..I might certainly start..I also posted this on my sidebar as well..thanks again for the wonderful giveaway!!!:)

822 Bren 03.24.09 at 9:18 am

I signed up for the newsletter. I love how much thought/feelings go into quilts. Each one is a work of love.

823 Ramona Craig 03.24.09 at 9:19 am

I signed up for the You Can Quilt newletter. Wow, is this going to be GREAT!!
I can’t wait until April!

824 Cindy B. in Montana...now in Oklahoma 03.24.09 at 9:21 am

I signed up for the newsletter! I’m excited about your new site, thanks!

825 Cindy B. in Montana...now in Oklahoma 03.24.09 at 9:24 am

When I was a little girl I loved watching my Grandma quilt. I remember going to quilting bees with her at her Homemakers club. I’ve always wanted to learn and now that I’m retired it’s right at the top of my list of things to do! I still have the quilt that Grandma made for me and the quilts she made my boys. They are among my most precious things :)

826 Ramona Craig 03.24.09 at 9:27 am

My love for quilting came after Hurricane Katrina came thru New Orleans (where I live). I needed some kind of hobby or activity to keep my mind on something besides all the destruction. So I purchased an embroidery/sewing machine; joined a local embroidery club; joined a local Quilt Club; and started a new chapter of ASG. I did not know how to sew, embroider, or quilt, so I just jumped in with both feet into all three and am having the time of my life learning sew many things!!! Quilting/sewing/embroidering has saved my sanity and given me hope for a better future. I started my 1st quilt over a year ago (remember, newby) for my Grandmother who was in a nursing home, but she has passed away and I haven’t had the heart to finish it yet. I work full time and live alone, and I’m still working on my house, so there’s not much FREE time, but I pulled it out the other day, and hopefully, will finish it by this Christmas to give to my Dad (it was for his mother). I’m so excited about this new site!!
THANK YOU sew much for developing this site.

827 Cindy B. in Montana...now in Oklahoma 03.24.09 at 9:29 am
828 Cindy B. in Montana...now in Oklahoma 03.24.09 at 9:32 am

I’ve got your button on my blog, left sidebar!

829 Donna 03.24.09 at 9:33 am

I am excited about this new newsletter! Love making quilts for my grandchildren.

830 Kate 03.24.09 at 9:49 am

I love to think that generations from now my family will still be treasuring quilts that we have passed down.

831 MelissaB 03.24.09 at 10:15 am

How exciting! I’ve never quilted before but it sounds like a great project to get my children involved in the love of sewing.

832 Kim 03.24.09 at 10:18 am

I love the free pattern downloads. I look forward to the YCMT/SWAK updates each week. I’m anxious to try the table runner!

833 Sabrina 03.24.09 at 10:39 am

I have really enjoyed being a part of YCMT & SWAK. Now, this gets me excited about Quilting too….. I cant wait to see the first issue…….

834 Brenda Johnstone 03.24.09 at 11:12 am

The new site looks great, can’t wait for the launch next month. I love to quilt. I have been quilting for several years now and love to combine it with machine embroidery. I use my quilts for wedding and baby gifts for family and friends.
I love seeing the newest generation discovering the joys of sewing and quilting. Just yesterday I recieved a call from a young women who wants to learn to quilt. Yeah!! I think the new, hip fabrics, store displays and esp. the internet are helping with the new interest in the quilting and sewing arts.
I think the most important thing about quilting is the joy it spreads. Remeber, there are no mistakes in a quilt, just personal signatures. ( and if you use 100% cotton batting, those signatures can be kept hidden in the wrinkles.)
Brenda in MI
(I sure could use that new machine!!!)

835 Elizabeth 03.24.09 at 11:39 am

I have to admit I have never quilted:o( I have always been interested. Your site makes quilting look easy;o) I love the idea of making something so precious and being proud of the finished design. I hope this will be a start to a new journey in my life-QUILTING!

836 Carol 03.24.09 at 11:39 am

I have been doing the quilt along with you and I am almost done with my first quilt. I am quilting it now and will be finishing it this week or next. It has been so much fun and you made it so easy! I CAN’T wait to see your new site!!!! This is exactly what I needed. I have been sewing for many years but quilting is new to me. I have collected many of my families handmade quilts including my great grandmothers. I just hope that someday my daughter and her children will enjoy my quilts as much as I have enjoyed the ones I have collected. I am learning now how to label my quilts and I hope you will cover that on your site.

I hope to be able to do art quilts in the future. I love to create things and finding a way to be creative with fabric is just too much fun!

Carol in Texas
I could sure use that new machine too!

837 Gina Wurtz 03.24.09 at 12:21 pm

I owe a debt of grattitude to my grandmother and mom for teaching me the love of quilting and sewing. I have found memories of quilting with my grandma from the time I was little. My sweet mom taught me the techniques needed for every quilter. My favorite blankets to this day are the ones that my mom and grandma have quilted and handed down to me, there is just something about being wrapped up in their love.
While I love to quilt and sew my sewing machine has bit the dust. (My mom bought each of her girls a sewing machine when we were just toddlers, yearning for the day to teach us some of her craft.) So winning this contest would be ideal.

I truely enjoy sewing and find it an escape from the mundane.

(It’s now on my facebook and blog!)

838 LAURA 03.24.09 at 1:16 pm

Can’t wait for the new website. Looking forward to making bunches of baby quilts for my grandchildren and friends’ grandchildren.

839 Theresa N 03.24.09 at 2:39 pm

I’ve signed up for the newsletter.

840 Theresa N 03.24.09 at 2:41 pm

I look fabrics and quilting is a great way to disply them.

841 Jennifer 03.24.09 at 3:03 pm

I’m so excited for more of all that you do! I get the best ideas from your sites! Thank you. Thank you!

842 Laraine Hartle 03.24.09 at 3:06 pm

I can’t wait to get your newsletter. What a great giveaway you are hosting! Wow!

843 Laraine Hartle 03.24.09 at 3:10 pm

I added your button to my blog! I know my readers will visit :)
sixofusinall.blogspot.com

844 Vivian 03.24.09 at 3:43 pm

I love quilts! Started quilting about 10 years ago. I have about 50 quilts and am always looking for new ones to bring home or make :)

845 Lisa 03.24.09 at 3:52 pm

I love quilting period, but the best part of it is seeing the joy in others faces when I give them a quilt… I’m looking forward to the You can Quilt website…:-)

846 molly 03.24.09 at 3:54 pm

what an amazing giveaway. I think there is something special about anything handmade, especially a quilt.

847 Joni 03.24.09 at 4:27 pm

I am very excited about this new site. I made a quilt for my soon to be born daughter and I just need to finish the binding. However, I want to bind the quilt with ruffles. I am hoping that this new website will help me figure out how to finish the quilt.

848 Theresa Hill 03.24.09 at 4:56 pm

Love this! I love sewing and making quilts. I just love fabric. I put you on my blog and signed up for your newsletter.

849 Tabitha 03.24.09 at 5:33 pm

What an exciting adventure into quilting for your website! I am signing up for the newsletter now as I already thoroughly enjoy seeing what is new on your YCMT site.

What does quilting mean to me? I have made quilts but my favorites are when my girls were babies I created quilts that were just for them-white background with red stitched nursery rhyme blocks for my oldest and for my youngest a 9 block quilt with giant felt geometric shapes each worked into a picture-the favorite one of hers is the one with two girls holding hands (representing her and her sister) but really it was about sitting and hand stitching, working on these day after day and then seeing the grubby little hands squishy and petting them when they were done, being dragged all over the house picking up dust bunnies on the floor along the way.

My fave quilt memory though it not one of the ones above but of meeting an older gentleman at a garage sale I just swung by on my way to an errand-only $5 in my hand I spy a quilt and knowing that it is going to cost more I just want to look at it-the obvious memories the weight of it in my arms, the patches from clothing that I recognize as 70s vintage and those that I don’t it is huge easily king size….the man comes over to me with his rheumy eyes slightly watering… his wife had just recently passed and he was selling things so he could move. He eyed me with this quilt in my hands showing obvious love for the maker and said ‘my wife made that, I can remember her working on it and cutting out some clothes of mine, hers and our kids’ I said it is beautiful and I hope it goes to someone who can love it just as much then put it down moving on to some cute owl trinkets on the table. He then picks it up and says ‘if you promise to use it I want you to have it I think my wife would have liked that’ as I try not to dissolve into tears I say I don’t have the money that this is worth and I think it would be better if you could get money for it….he said ‘take it and promise’ and I did but I still bought all that I could with my $5. I said thanks it will always be loved and cared for and drove off on my errand. To this day I have told my girls that story. We have together patched and mended the riips and tears as the older fabric squares wear from daily use. Inside we found a heavy hand knitted blanket instead of batting and it peeks out at us when there are holes. It is sitting here beside me now on the couch after having been dragged through the dust bunnies on the floor by my youngest preparing to watch a movie but it has also done time as a tent, picnic blanket, covered us when we were sick and snuggled us when it was cold….I think his wife would be smiling!

Quilts are meant to be used and softened by love.

850 Cori Westphal 03.24.09 at 6:33 pm

I’ve subscribed to the newsletter. Can’t wait to see what comes!

851 Cori Westphal 03.24.09 at 6:36 pm

I haven’t really quilted much before but I’d love to learn. I have very fond memories of going to quilt bingo with my grandmother at her church. One time we even won two quilts in one day!

852 Cori Westphal 03.24.09 at 6:37 pm
853 Lori 03.24.09 at 6:55 pm

Quilting is great. There are thousands of fabrics that want to be in a quilt, and that is just in my stash! The design and color coordination possibilities are endless. I’m not sure who finds the greatest joy in my quilts….me when I make it, or the recipient when I give it away.
I’ve got a lot to learn and each quilt gives me some challenge along the way. I enjoy donating them for non profit agencies as a raffle prize or a silent auction piece.

854 Cynthia Prentice 03.24.09 at 7:20 pm

I have only been quilting for a year or so but I am so addicted to it. Can’t wait, I am very excited.

855 Lana 03.24.09 at 7:57 pm

I signed up for the newsletter. It sounds great! I’m always interested in new quilting ideas!

856 Lana 03.24.09 at 8:13 pm

For me, quilting is a way to create a unique gift from the heart. I hope that every quilt I make touches the recipient in a personal way that lets them know that I really thought about him/her/them while planning it out. Whether it’s a photo memory quilt, a rag quilt embroidered with motifs of a favorite hobby or activity, or a wedding quilt embroidered with words of wisdom, every stitch is a labor of love, and so much more than your average gift just bought from a store.

857 Cris P 03.24.09 at 8:34 pm

Signed up for the newsletter! exciting!

858 Cris P 03.24.09 at 8:35 pm

My first quilt was made with my grandma…I played basketball and volleyball in high school and we took all my old t-shirts to make the center of the squares. It was so fun. I now want to do that to all my college shirts. =) SO MUCH FUN!

859 BJ 03.24.09 at 8:50 pm

Both of my grandmothers made quilts from fabric scraps. I don’t ever remember either of them buying fabric just for a quilt (that doesn’t mean they didn’t do it). I’ve always wanted to make a quilt, but haven’t so far. Maybe this website will inspire me to turn some of my fabric resources into quilts.

860 Melanee 03.24.09 at 9:09 pm

I have been around quilts all my life. One of my ealiest memories was playing under a small quilt my paternal Grandmother was tying for me. I must have been three at the time. She passed away when I was five. I still have that now very shredded quilt tucked away. My favorite quilt was a parosol girl quilt my grandmother made my mom out of her old dress scraps for her trousseau. My mom started one for me but at 46 I’m still waiting for her to finish it! I made a cowboy quilt for my now 21 year old son including some of the same scraps that my Grandma had used for my mom’s quilt from my uncle’s 50′s cowboy shirts and mother’s dresses. All our generations are bound up together. So many more quilts, so many more memories…

861 Lisa 03.25.09 at 12:00 am

I signed up for the news letter!!

862 Lisa 03.25.09 at 12:03 am

I love the memories that are made with quilts. We have received many, but I have never made one, but I will!!

863 Lisa 03.25.09 at 12:05 am

I added your button to my blog :)

864 Lisa 03.25.09 at 12:12 am
865 Lisa 03.25.09 at 12:14 am
866 Gale 03.25.09 at 12:15 am

I signed up for the newsletter! I can’t wait to see it!

867 Marian Smith 03.25.09 at 1:39 am

Quilting is to me the most creative fiber art, and the opportunities for artistry are endless. I belong to a quilt guild, and my favorite part of the monthly meetings is “show and share” when we are shown the beautiful creations of many of the very gifted quilters. My grandmother was a quilter out of necessity as were so many women of her generation, but some of them found they were very artistic and could create beauty out of scraps. I look forward to your new newsletter and would love to win that beautiful machine.

868 Sarah 03.25.09 at 1:58 am

I’ve never made a quilt, but it’s always been a wish of mine to learn. My daughter recently spent two long weeks in a Children’s hospital and we were blessed with a beautiful quilt from project linus. I decided then and there that I WAS going to learn to quilt just for the sake of giving to other kiddos in the hospital! This machine would be a dream come true!!

869 Christine 03.25.09 at 2:35 am

I am so excited for the quilting site to come up. I have purchased charm packs and jelly rolls for my a quilt project.

870 Mary 03.25.09 at 3:17 am

I already own two machines, but would really welcome this addition. You can never have too many!

871 Cindy 03.25.09 at 4:48 am

I would love to have Marie Osmonds sewing machine. I love Janome!!

872 Tina 03.25.09 at 5:05 am

Quilts, to me, are such a work of love! They are a covering of warmth for families and works of the heart, not to mention works of art. I believe quilts connect us with the past and tie us to our children’s future. Although my quilting know-how is very limited, I have been in awe of the beauty of quilts and quilt projects for a long time and look forward to learning more through your wonderful newsletter and projects.

Thank you for all you do to encourage our creative spirits.

873 Andrea McMann 03.25.09 at 5:17 am

I signed up for the newsletter! :)

874 Julie Barkley 03.25.09 at 5:19 am

Hello everyone,
I am a 34 yr. old stay-at-home mom. I have become interested in quilting to fill in the free time I have in between chasing my 4 year old daughter! I have always been fascinated by all the beautiful things that women in history have made from “virtually nothing”. The scraps they saved and the time and love they put into all the beautiful things they made for their families is just awe-inspiring! I have nothing but the utmost respect for anyone who can take a few scraps of fabric and create something absolutely beautiful! I just hope one day I can create something half as beautiful as the ones i have seen in history books!

875 ally 03.25.09 at 5:29 am

I love quilting when I have the time! My fav is matching up the different fabrics! Come check out my blog where I have spread the news!

876 Phyllis 03.25.09 at 5:31 am

I have never made a quilt but read all about making them all the time. I have two kids and when my “baby” now 10 was ending her nursery school time to enter kindergarten I as feeling a little down, my baby was going to big girl school. The nursery school teacher makes quilts and puts them together. The class makes drawings and writes their names and she transforms them into beautiful quilts to treasure. At the end of the school year she raffles it off at graduation…….I won. I was so excited to have this quilt as a great memory of my babies first school experience.

877 Robin in New Jersey 03.25.09 at 5:37 am

I signed up for the newsletter. I sew, but would love to start quilting.

878 Donna Winstead 03.25.09 at 6:02 am

I love quilts and can’t wait to try to make one. I have a new niece or nephew coming in October and want to learn to make a baby quilt that can be passed on. I have been wanting to make quilts for each of my nieces and nephews for Christmas.

879 desi 03.25.09 at 6:09 am

Love my quilting. Thanks for sharing your quilting love with all of us.

880 Ricki 03.25.09 at 6:12 am

After my grandmother passed away, she had left several unfinshed quilts. I took the quilts home and finished putting them together (not ever having quilted anything before). I gave one to my mother and one each to my children to keep as a part of my grandmother. My mother cried! My children have theirs in their homes displayed on quilt racks for all to see. I was proud of the work I completed on them. I even made tags that read: Quilted by Dessie Ramsey finished by Ricki Duke on them with the year.

881 Linda 03.25.09 at 6:14 am

I have quilted off and on for years, mostly doing lap quilts since I didn’t have the patience to do a full quilt for the bed. My last quilt was for a old friend living across the country. All he has to do is wrap up in it and think of me when he gets home sick. Actually I have given every quilt that I have made away. They make such great gifts, my favorites are baby quilts!!!!

882 Renee 03.25.09 at 6:15 am
883 kimber 03.25.09 at 6:19 am

Cool sewing machine!!

I haven’t quilted much but every time I look at something I have done, it makes me smile. It just gives me a huge sense of accomplishment!

(I’ve made lots of baby quilts and the bed quilts on my children’s beds.)

884 kimber 03.25.09 at 6:20 am

Just signed up for the newsletter!

One more entry for me!!!

Thanks!

885 Heather P 03.25.09 at 6:38 am

Signed up for the newsletter. Was truly inspired by Tom’s quilt!

886 kim 03.25.09 at 6:48 am

i love to quilt. i got started about 7 years ago, and have never looked back. i have made several quilts for family and friends. my daughter loves to go fabric shopping with me, especially if it is for her!!

887 Debi Cutter 03.25.09 at 6:57 am

I’ve signed up for the newsletter and can’t wait to get more quilting ideas and patterns! I’ve been quilting for 10 years and have just recently completed a quilt for the pending arrival of my first grandchild (a girl)! I love a quilt, something about them just calls me. To me they are the most comfortable type of cover, so full of love and devotion. When I snuggle in one I can feel the love that went into it by the person who made it (I have several from grandmothers that have passed on). Now my granddaughter will have that feeling when she is snuggled in hers!

888 Kim Whorton 03.25.09 at 7:06 am

I just signed up for the “You can Quilt this” newsletter!! I am very excited!

889 Lori 03.25.09 at 7:07 am

I’ve always had a fondness for quilts, especially old quilts and the history they store in every stitch. I just started quilting my self a couple of years ago and thoroughly enjoy it. There’s something about the design and construction that relaxes me.

890 Lori 03.25.09 at 7:13 am

I’ve added your button to my blog.
http://mountainwomanatheart.blogspot.com

891 Paula Smith 03.25.09 at 7:25 am

My interest in quilting started about 10 years ago before I knew how to sew. My first projects were wall hangings. Now I love making baby quilts and “snuggly quilts”. Right now I’m working on a crazy quilt for myself (we’ll see if I get to keep it!) out of fabrics leftover from clothes I’ve made for my little girls. I’d love to own the Marie Osmond Janome Quilter’s Companion! And I am so looking forward to You Can Quilt This.

892 Pam 03.25.09 at 7:25 am

I love fabric and I’ve made several quilt tops, but I’ve never actually quilted them… I’m ready to learn!!! Thanks!

893 Karen 03.25.09 at 7:27 am

I signed up for the newsletter :)

894 Barb L 03.25.09 at 7:27 am

Didn’t even own sewing machine til I moved to N.C. and was fascinated by the gorgeous quilts I saw here. Took a beginner’s class, bought a machine an joined a quilt guild. The rest is history. Been here nearly 12 years and quilting (or learning to) for 11 of them. We are retired in the mountains and my “family” here are mainly quilters. Love checking out new sites and am looking forward to enjoying this one for a long time!

895 Heather 03.25.09 at 7:29 am

I like to quilt coz it is something I can sew without too much thinking about size shape or color. Plus I can use my vintage treadle sewing machine.

896 Jerri 03.25.09 at 7:32 am

I love quilts…just never made one…but I am so ready to give it a try! I come from a long line of quilters. My most prized gift from my wedding is a quilt that has been passed down in my family for almost 100 years. It is so beautiful. Now, maybe I can learn how to quilt like my grandomthers before me!

897 Lesa 03.25.09 at 7:34 am

Signed up. Can’t wait! I love quilting because it reminds me of my mom who passed away a year ago. She made the most beautiful quilts that I will cherish forever. I am no quilting expert, but hopefully with each year I’ll improve.

898 kathy 03.25.09 at 7:39 am

Quilting not only gives joy to the maker but also to the person receiving this very special, personal, made-from-the-heart gift. Quilting says, “I love you”, “Congratulations”, “I’m sorry”, “Thinking of you” it is like cooking to the Italian mama or wine drinking to the French.

899 Kelli Leslie 03.25.09 at 7:40 am

I signed up for the newsletter. I am so excited to see what you can come up with for making quilts. I have 2 favorite quilts from my childhood, one was my security blanket that one of my grandmother’s made before I was born. It’s a Holly Hobbie applique quilt & I still have it, tucked away. The other one is the one that my other grandmother made for me when I was in high school. It’s a Morning Star pattern & it has pieces of fabric from all the dresses she made for me when I was a little girl. Every time I snuggle up on the couch under it, I remember how much I loved her & how much love & care went into not only the quilt but the dresses as well.

900 Sue Hruda 03.25.09 at 7:46 am

I am new to quilting, my first project being a quilt made out of old tshirts that my son grew out of but couldn’t bear to get rid of, things like shirts from rock concerts and the like. I don’t know any one who quilts so I had to learn everything the hard way… with alot of mistakes and do-overs, but he loves it! Mistakes and all. I am looking forward to learning alot more about the process of quilting and spending much time making quilts for family and friends.

901 JudyT 03.25.09 at 7:52 am

I am a beginner quilter and can’t wait to learn all I can about quilting. My mother loved to quilt and now that I’m retired I want to make a quilt . Also I would love to win the Janome sewing machine.

902 Lisa 03.25.09 at 7:54 am

I was checking in to see if there were any updates and just added your button to my blog. I can’t wait to see the first issue and I’m getting antsy waiting!

903 Sue 03.25.09 at 7:56 am

My first experience with a quilt was when my good friend presented a beautiful little quilt for my baby girl. I was overcome with the many little stitches and they weren’t perfect. This was her first attempt but it was the most charming, heartwarming present. I didn’t take up quilting until two years ago and my first project was for my Mom-in-law. She had been having some difficulties with health and life. I found some very happy and lovely fabrics and made in imperfect but nevertheless pretty quilt. She cried. How lovely to quilt all of those little stitches with someone special in mind.

904 Jana 03.25.09 at 8:00 am

Would love to win machine

905 Terri 03.25.09 at 8:02 am

I signed up for the newsletter! :)

906 Jenn on the Front Porch 03.25.09 at 8:04 am
907 Terri 03.25.09 at 8:04 am

I love to quilt, but I have a limited amount of time to do any actual quilting, so I’m always on the lookout for speedy sewing techniques. I’m hoping I’ll find those with your new site!

908 Judea 03.25.09 at 8:06 am

I signed up for the newsletter. You guys are great!
http://www.daisy-peddles.blogspot.com

909 Nicki 03.25.09 at 8:08 am

I am sooooo excited to see this site go up!!! Brace yourselves ladies, your going to be addicted to quilting!! You’re going to love all of the tips and tricks out there and all of the beautiful color comninations!! Can’t wait for the launch!!

910 Judea 03.25.09 at 8:10 am

I love to quit because it reminds me that there are beautiful things in this world that need to be passed on to the next generation and quilting is definitely one of them. When I look at the quilts my grandmother and greatgrandmother made and see the love and detail that went into the then hand stitched quilts and realize that this art will die out if we don’t pick up where are grandmothers left off and pass this skill on to our daughters. Thankfully, my 10-year-old is all for it. So far we have only hand stitched baby quilts but I am very excited to get a chance to win a sophisticated quilting machine and be able to create true masterpieces. Thanks YCMT.

http://www.daisy-peddles.blogspot.com

911 Courtney Hipp 03.25.09 at 8:11 am

I love quilting because it’s the perfect meeting of art, workmanship and utility.

912 Michaela 03.25.09 at 8:13 am

I added your button to this blog as well.

913 Tracie 03.25.09 at 8:24 am

I signed up for the new newsletter!

914 Tracie 03.25.09 at 8:25 am

I’ve always loved quilts, and always wanted to make some. Can’t wait to learn!

915 Sandy 03.25.09 at 8:36 am

I just had a blast making quilts this fall for two of my favorite people. Of course I couldn’t have completed the task without my sister-in-law (she owned the machine). She also is a material girl . . . boy do I mean that literally. We planned, measured, modified and even made our own templates from plastic sheets. We had a great time and I enjoyed putting so much time and effort into something that will be treasured for a lifetime. I would love to own my own machine, but at this time I can’t afford one and my partner in crime had to move away for a job transfer. I can’t wait to be able to make another quilt for someone I love!

916 Sarah A 03.25.09 at 8:38 am

I signed up for the newsletter. Excited about the free project patterns to try.

917 Sarah A 03.25.09 at 8:40 am

The only quilt I ever completed was a small doll quilt for my daughter, for her 3rd birthday. I was shocked that it was her favorite present…she still sleeps with it every night, and she’s nearly ten. I love that quilts are such fabulous gifts. It truly seems like each stitch is fastened with love. You can feel it when you hug a quilt.

918 Christine 03.25.09 at 8:45 am

I just signed up for the newsletter

919 Christine 03.25.09 at 8:47 am

Last year I just started quilting. Our pastor’s wife had started a class and taught us how to sew. After sewing a few projects I decided to make a rail fence quilt. I think it turned out great. My daughter loves it and I’m currently on another rail fence for my new baby girl. After this one I plan on making one for our bed.

920 Angela 03.25.09 at 8:58 am

Just signed up for your newsletter. This is great! I’m always looking for new quilting ideas. Thank you.

921 Marlene Chasteen 03.25.09 at 9:02 am

I have completed one quilt and have started a few. Right not I am working on English Paper Piecing, but I plan to get back to more machine piecing.

922 FawnDear 03.25.09 at 9:04 am

I’m new to quilting and haven’t really tried anything other than squares but would love to learn. I have an antique quilt that happened to be a wedding present to my grandmother. It’s in horrible shape and I would love to learn how to either restore it or make a duplicate.
Thanks for sharing the amazing talent of all these wonderful people.

923 Beth 03.25.09 at 9:05 am

I am excited to learn new things!!!

924 Sarah 03.25.09 at 9:07 am

My mother has quilts all over house. Quilts my great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother made. My Mom once found a quilt squares made by my great-great-grandmother. She didn’t want to keep it all for herself so she took those squares and framed them for my sister, me and all the girl cousins. Such a nice way to have a peice of history and our great-great-grandmother.
My mom also quilts, she watches quilt shows on t.v. and has notebook and takes notes. I never understood why she loved it so much until I did the Mystery Quilt last summer. I loved it! I’m now about to make my husband a tshirt quilt out of his tshirts he never wears anymore but just can’t part with. Can’t wait to learn more!

925 Angela 03.25.09 at 9:11 am

I began quilting 12 years ago. I picked up a couple library books and just started. My first quilt looked, well, like a first quilt. I stopped quilting for a while, thinking it too difficult to teach myself. But I’ve always been drawn to it, I guess; and some years later tried again with a few inspired friends. Now I prefer quilting to any other project!
I have four of my great-grandmother’s quilts that I cherish. Her quilts are what really inspired me so many years ago. She was the seamstress in her county. She would take all the scraps from her sewing and create the most beautiful quilts for her family.
I want to be like that. To take something that appears as mearly scraps, good enough only for a garbage heap, and make something of worth and beauty out of it. How wonderful!

926 EvaLyn 03.25.09 at 9:12 am

I’m excited to receive the newsletter also! I made a few quilts back in the 80′s but then put quilting on hold while raising kids. Now I’m starting to enjoy it again. It would seem with the kids grown and gone I would have tons of time, but somehow the grandkids have managed to keep me busy. I made a quilt for one of my granddaughters last year. Now the other grandkids are wanting one! It’s great to see kids so young asking for their own quilts! – and that is what quilting is all about for me!

927 Rabecca 03.25.09 at 9:15 am

I added your button to my blog

928 Rabecca 03.25.09 at 9:17 am

I blogged about youcansewthis.com my blog is private so if you want to see it e-mail me and I can invite you to see it.

929 Rabecca 03.25.09 at 9:20 am

And last I signed up for your news letter. Thank you.

930 Andi 03.25.09 at 9:20 am

I signed up for the newsletter and can’t wait for it to come out!! :D
I learned to sew when I was 9 but have been sewing for the last 14 years. It is a true passion. I tried my hand at quilting a couple of years ago. Sewed my first one with no pattern. And, was told I have the true passion of my Grandmother. She was a very talented crafter; never had the opportunity to see her in action. She passed away… though I feel she is with me when I sew. When I am stumped I feel the answer just comes to me and I always feel like some is watching me when I sew. I believe it is my grandma helping me along the way. I would love to win this sewing machine to pass on my grandmothers talents to my daughter and keep the passion for sewing and quilting going threw the generations.

931 Linda F. 03.25.09 at 9:24 am

I signed up for the newsletter! Woo Hoo!

932 Linda F. 03.25.09 at 9:27 am

I have never made a real quilt. I’ve pieced fabric squares together for a patchwork bag. But quilts, to me, are like scrapbooking (my other passion). They represent our heritage, ourselves. Each one has a story and a special meaning. I’ve always said I want to make one, and now is a good time to start, I guess!

933 Rabecca 03.25.09 at 9:33 am

I put a note about this on facebook.

934 Marijke Mill 03.25.09 at 9:43 am

A year and a half ago a friend from Church took me under her wing to teach me how to quilt. I had no idea how much I would love it. It has literally changed my life…. Because of the way it inspired me I have now started my own sewing business! I am so grateful to her….

935 linnellbell 03.25.09 at 10:03 am

I LOVE to sew and quilt. It’s very relaxing…on my mom’s sewing machine. My sewing machine is from a thrift shop. Using it is the very opposite of relaxing! Please pick me!!! I need to be able to quilt at my own house! Thanks!

936 Melissa boclair 03.25.09 at 10:07 am

I put the button on my blog.

937 Jennifer Anderson 03.25.09 at 10:10 am

I have just began quilting this last year and love it.
This machine would be an answer to prayers.
Thanks!!

938 Marijke Mill 03.25.09 at 10:12 am

A button and a link have been added to my website…

939 Moneik 03.25.09 at 10:31 am

I signed up for your newsletter! Can’t wait for more.

940 Moneik 03.25.09 at 10:33 am

I’ve been quilting about 10 years since I got out of high school and I love it! The friends I’ve made through quilting and the quilts I give away are so incredible. I enjoy being around quilters/quilting everyday as there is always something new to learn.

941 Tamara Forrester 03.25.09 at 10:33 am

I have only had time to make one quilt yet…I’m a newbie but it was so fun! I want to learn to make quilts that will last so I can hand them down to my children and grandchildren and beyond. We used to have quite a few from my great grandmothers until they were destroyed! I was just crushed when we lost them so I want to make some of my own that I can share and pass on.

942 Mary Peterson 03.25.09 at 10:39 am

My mom and my grandma were both quilters, but I never had any interest until about age 50. So now I’m trying to learn and do some quilting. I’ve been enjoying it, but find smaller projects, like baby quilts, much more satisfying.

943 Michele 03.25.09 at 10:44 am

I signed for a newsletter

944 Michele 03.25.09 at 10:45 am

I posted on my blog http://snazzycrafts.blogspot.com/

945 Michele 03.25.09 at 10:46 am

http://snazzycrafts.blogspot.com/ I put a button on my blog

946 Brenda S. 03.25.09 at 10:54 am

I am new to quilting, but I’m so excited to get started! Thank you!

947 Michele 03.25.09 at 10:55 am

I twittered about the giveaway name mdmickey

http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/17163611.rss

948 rebecca 03.25.09 at 10:57 am

I signed up for the newsletter today! I can’t wait to see what ideas you have :)

949 Aubrie B. 03.25.09 at 10:58 am

I have never quilted before but I would love to learn! I have been dying to make a quilt out of my wedding dress instead of just having it hang in the closet. I am sure I will get around to teaching myself eventually and actually do it! If I had this awesome machine it would be even better~!

950 Michele 03.25.09 at 10:59 am

I am 42 and I have two college students and a surprise baby. I want to learn how to quilt and make her a lot of keepsakes. I have a friend that died suddenly when her children were very young. She had made quilts for her kids and they to this day treasure them more than anything.

951 Aubrie B. 03.25.09 at 10:59 am

I’ve signed up for the newsletter

952 Aubrie B. 03.25.09 at 10:59 am

And Your button is on my blog!

953 rebecca 03.25.09 at 11:00 am

I’ve made 4 quilts I think…maybe 5 and I am really enjoying it! I have 2 quilts handed down from my husbands grandmother and I just adore them…my fav is the one with a few flaws and its super patchy….I really feel like I got to know her a bit by inspecting her quilt.
I have one that’s pieced together and I need to “quilt” it and can’t decide what to do, so it’s just sitting :( I’m hoping to get some great ideas

954 Aubrie B. 03.25.09 at 11:02 am

I’ve also blogged about the new site :o )

955 Cathy KILPATRICK 03.25.09 at 11:05 am

I GREW UP WITH QUILTS. These were made from leftover fabric (scraps) that my mother used to make all of the family’s clothes. Some quilts were fancy , but most were just functional (and very necessary). I am still using some of these after 50 years.

956 kathy schell 03.25.09 at 11:22 am

I can not wait for the quilt site start . I have finish my first quilt and i enjoy make it.

957 Sandy Oberts 03.25.09 at 11:24 am

I signed up. Can’t wait for it to start!!

958 Jennifer Painter 03.25.09 at 11:38 am

I have not learned to quilt but I am itching to do so…if only I could go with no sleep! :) I have a quilt that was made for me when I was a little girl. Very simple with one quilted side and one side with giant patchwork squares cut from old clothing. It was what I chose to curl up under in the rocking chair on our fronch porch or in front of the woodstove when I was growing up. As an adult I still curl up under it to read, watch the rain or have a slumber party with my daughter in the family room. Although it is tattered and had holes in it, it is one of my most treasured earthly possesions.

959 Melanee 03.25.09 at 11:43 am

Hi! signed up!

960 Tammy 03.25.09 at 11:46 am

I have never quilted before but I do have a quilt that my grandparents got for their wedding. They have been married for almost 70 years. I love quilts but have never attempted making one.

961 Lisa 03.25.09 at 11:54 am

I just signed up for the newsletter. I can’t wait to see it!

962 Kristi Ryder 03.25.09 at 11:55 am

I signed up for your quilting newsletter! I LOVE quilting and I LOVE your other newsletters!

963 Kristi Ryder 03.25.09 at 11:59 am

I absolutely LOVE quilting! My mom taught me to sew when I was younger. I loved to watch her sew and I would attempt to teach myself by watching how she did it! It is a relaxing art form to me! I am so NOT a creative person….BUT quilting allows me to be! The first quilt I ever did I just jumped right into! I was Mickey Mouse patterns and I hand-quilted Mickey faces into it when I finished putting it all together. This is how I like to express myself…through quilting! I just wish I had more time to quilt! It’s very hard to find time with 3 young children (all under 5)! Thank you so much for your dedication to helping others feel successful!

964 Alicia 03.25.09 at 12:07 pm

I don’t know how to quilt, but I love quilts and it is something I want to learn how to do.

965 Judea 03.25.09 at 12:31 pm

I just added you link to my blog. Check it out!
http://www.daisy-peddles.blogspot.com

966 Jessica 03.25.09 at 1:12 pm

I signed up for the newsletter

967 Jessica 03.25.09 at 1:14 pm

Quilts are something very special to me, I still have the doll quilt my grandmother made for me and hope to be able to some day follow in her footsteps and make them for my own children and grandchildren. There is just something very special about a handmade blanket to sleep under!

968 Holly 03.25.09 at 1:59 pm

I just signed up for the newsletter. I can’t wait to start exploring the site!

969 Tammy 03.25.09 at 2:02 pm

I am so excited to receive my first newsletter! I love to quilt and I enjoy learning new techniques, tips and anything else quilt related! Thank You!!!!!

970 Holly 03.25.09 at 2:02 pm

I have always loved quilts as they seem to make homes feel more welcoming and comfortable. I think a gift of a quilt, something made with love, is the best gift a person can give/receive, because a quilter puts so much of themselves into their projects it shows someone how special they are to the quilter!

971 Darla 03.25.09 at 2:02 pm

Gotta love quilts! They are so unique to look at and so comforting to use. There is nothing quite like snuggling in a quilt. Looking forward to the new newsletter.
Darla

972 Jolene 03.25.09 at 2:08 pm

I love making quilts as gifts for people — I don’t know how to put a hug into words, but I know how to say it with stitches! :)

973 Tammy 03.25.09 at 2:09 pm

I started quilting when I could no longer do needlework, due to arthritis. After making my first quilt block I was hooked! Then I discovered paper piecing and it got me hook, line and sinker!!!! I loved making quilts for my children and family, now I have 6 grandkids to make them for too! I love baby showers, it is another joyful reason to make another quilt, try out a new design or idea, and yes……buy more fabric LOL

974 Christina L. 03.25.09 at 4:49 pm

Very exiting, congrats on the new site… hope I win this machine!
Christina

975 Diana 03.25.09 at 5:03 pm

Kim,
You have made it easy to understand. Yes I am also a new quilter. Or attempting to. I have joined the Eagles in our area and every Thursday a bunch of us get together to make quilts. I have really enjoyed it. I love to sew. I am going to attempt to make one by myself. Wish me luck.

976 Autumn Ogletree 03.25.09 at 5:26 pm

I just signed p for thenewsletter. I have been meaning to for a couple of weeks I can’t wait for the new site to be up and running.

977 Autumn Ogletree 03.25.09 at 5:41 pm

One of my first sewing classes was a quilt class with my best friend at the time. I was about 11 or 12. I will never forget that summer or the fun I had making that quilt. I had it up on the wall in my room till I got married. I still have it somewhere. So I guess to me quilting is friendship.

978 Autumn Ogletree 03.25.09 at 5:41 pm

I blogged about the new site and the contest.

979 Autumn Ogletree 03.25.09 at 5:42 pm

I added your button to my blog.

980 Karrie 03.25.09 at 5:47 pm

How exicting, I would be so thrilled to win the sewing machine. I have been wanting one for the longest time. Every Christmas I ask for one and never get one. I have piles of fabric waiting to be made into something. I signed up for the newsletter and posted to my blog the info. Now, quilting has been something that I have longed to learn how to do. Since, I will probably be a grandmother in the near future, making baby quilts would be so fun. I love looking at the beautiful work of quilters. Thank you for the opportunity. Have a SWEET day!!
http://sweetpapertreats.blogspot.com

981 Tabitha 03.25.09 at 6:11 pm

I just signed up for the newsletter! Yeah!

982 Tabitha 03.25.09 at 6:14 pm

What quilting means to me? Originally quilting was a huge challenge that I was going to meet. As I got more involved with it, developed my own style and started bending many of the quilting rules, quilting is something fun to do. I love foundation piecing, I hate cutting, I love putting the top together, but I’m still a little nervous when it comes to quilting the top!

983 Stefanie 03.25.09 at 6:27 pm

I am always looking for new quilt projects. I cant wait to see all the new stuff!

984 Gina Anne 03.25.09 at 6:47 pm

Thanks so much! I can’t wait to learn more about quilting and get all the new ideas! You rock!

985 Debbie 03.25.09 at 6:54 pm

I signed up for the newsletter. I can’t wait for the first issue.

986 Debbie 03.25.09 at 6:56 pm

I put the button on my blog in the sidebar.

987 Debbie 03.25.09 at 6:57 pm

I did a post about your website with links to the website.

988 * TONYA * 03.25.09 at 7:00 pm

Ah, I’m giddy over this new site. I’m very VERY new to quilting. A while ago some friends and I got together to make a quilt for a very special friend who has since lost her daughter to neuroblastoma. We each decorated a quilt square and then I ‘helped’ *insert learned how to thread my machine* to put this together.

I was recently asked to do a similar project for another friend who has a little girl undergoing medical treatments.

Now I would absolutely LOVE to make quilts for my two year old twins. I can’t wait to see what this site has to offer.

989 Debbie 03.25.09 at 7:11 pm

I live near enough to Lancaster, Pa to have made frequent visits to the towns around there. There are many Quilt stores with quilts for sale by the Amish. I have even seen them hanging on clothes lines with sale on a sign. I have never tried to quilt, though I have done a lot of other sewing. I have always wanted a quilt and maybe this new site and hopefully a new sewing machine… LOL … would be just the thing to get me going on this. My daughters want to do quilting too.

My sister-in-law has done quilts and even has a HUGE quilting frame she can set up at her house for a group quilting bee kind of thing. That would be a lot of fun.

My mother has also been working on a quilt and with her failing eyesight has given it to my daughter. Unfortunately, the material used in the quilt is old, some is even stained, some ripped and my daughter does not want it. What to do with it now… without hurting my Mom’s feelings… well that is another problem for me to solve… not to be solved here.

Anyway, I am excited to start the quilting journey. If it is like other crafts I have tried, and I have a feeling it will be, my daughters and I will be quilting together in no time… and addicted to it.

Thanks for the new site launch and the opportunity to win the sewing machine…
good luck everybody.

990 * TONYA * 03.25.09 at 7:16 pm

I signed up for the newsletter: currentlycrafting AT gmail DOT com

991 * TONYA * 03.25.09 at 7:22 pm

I’ve tweeted about this contest http://twitter.com/tjstaab … this updates on my Facebook status too.

992 * TONYA * 03.25.09 at 7:23 pm
993 * TONYA * 03.25.09 at 7:26 pm

I’ve added the button to the sidebar of my crafting site
http://www.currentlycrafting.com/

994 Meghann Stephens 03.25.09 at 8:19 pm

I signed up for the free newletter:)

995 Susan V 03.25.09 at 8:19 pm

I have made 2 quilts for my daughter. The first one was an autogragh quilt for her wedding shower. All the quest signed it. I still read it when ever I visit her. The second one was a quilt made from her wedding dress! Took me a year to make it but it is beautiful. Not perfect, but made with love.

996 Maggie M 03.25.09 at 8:22 pm

Quilting is very relaxing to me. Just like scrapbooking, a quilt is a fabric memory album. I know whoever I make a quilt for will keep it for years and years and may even pass it down to their children and grandchildren. Just think of all the memories a quilt accumulates over the years :)

maggie@mannwieler.com

997 Meghann Stephens 03.25.09 at 8:24 pm

I have wanted to quilt for a long time now and it wasn’t until last year that I met a great group of ladies in Cali that quilted so we started our own quilting bee. I had a lot of fun learning from them and miss them dearly now. I moved back to the East Coast and am trying to find a group to quilt with. I made a twin size quilt as my first project and a few table runners. My next project is a queen size quilt for my niece. This machine would be greatly appreciated in my home as well as I can’t wait for this website to launch to see what information it has to offer for me:) Thanks so much for starting this site and the free newsletter.

998 Susan V 03.25.09 at 8:29 pm

I signed up for the newsletter. Can’t wait! I am always looking at quilt patterns.

999 Susan V 03.25.09 at 8:43 pm

I do alterations and sewing for others. I have been asked if I quilt. I quilt my handbags that I make but making a quilt is something I do for me.

1000 fidget 03.25.09 at 9:10 pm

I taught myself to sew while on bedrest with my first child. A few years later I hand pieced a small doll quilt for her. I desperately want to get better at quilting so I can teach my children and so I can turn my 2 dimensional artwork into quilt designs. Quilting gives me such a warm and positive feeling. It’s fully engaging yet relaxing.

1001 Sharon 03.25.09 at 9:22 pm

I signed up for the newsletter!

1002 Kayce 03.25.09 at 9:41 pm

I signed up for the newsletter. I am looking forward to the website.

1003 Michelle Goddard 03.25.09 at 9:58 pm

I signed up for the newsletter!

1004 Michelle Goddard 03.25.09 at 9:59 pm

I added the button to my blog. :o ) I would really love to win this machine!
http://ourgoddardgang.blogspot.com

1005 Michelle Goddard 03.25.09 at 10:01 pm
1006 Michelle Goddard 03.25.09 at 10:03 pm

I’m new to quilting, so I’ve never made one yet. I have a 4 year old daughter and a 3 month old son, and I would love to make quilts for them. Maybe one day my grandkids will be using them! :o )

1007 Sabrina 03.25.09 at 10:47 pm

My grandma was the best quilter in the world. The woman could take the most hideous fabrics you’ve ever seen and make them sing! I was always amazed by her creations, and still am today, even though she’s been gone ten years now. Thankfully, I’ve inherited her love of sewing (as well as her infectious giggle!) Now that I have an area all to myself, my machine has been humming along. I can only hope and pray that even a drop of her extreme talent has been passed on to me as well. I love and miss you, grandma!! XOXO

1008 hazel 03.26.09 at 12:23 am

My grandma taught me how to quilt (although I’m still a beginner) and doing it makes me feel close to her.

1009 Kathy 03.26.09 at 1:48 am

I signed up for the newsletter

1010 Kathy 03.26.09 at 1:49 am
1011 Kathy 03.26.09 at 1:49 am

Love quilts for the time that I know goes into the finished product.

1012 Debbie Hicks 03.26.09 at 2:02 am

What quilting means to me? An opportunity to give something incredibly special to others to make them feel loved. I started quilting after losing my mom in 1996. Before that time she had needed our family to care for her so there wasn’t time for hobbies. Not long after I began quilting I felt compelled to share my quilts with others. I have made quilts for cancer patients, going room to room through the hospital ward, visiting with them and wrapping them in quilts made by myself and friends. I’ve done the same for chemo patients…chemo makes you cold and takes several hours to go through. It fills your heart so much to do this. I also have made lots of quilts for children living in poverty, soldiers injured in Iraq, the 911 memorial quilts, chemo caps for patients who have lost their hair, quilts to be raffled to help animal shelters and charitable organizations and most recently pillows for mastectomy patients to help make them more comfortable during their hospital stay and cushion under their drain areas. My goal originally was to make 100 quilts and donate them in my lifetime. I’ve done that already so I’m thinking I need to shoot for 500-1000. A quilt is unique in that people instantly feel something they are receiving something very, very special. It’s a gift of the heart and they feel honored and touched to receive it. Although my situation has changed and I don’t have someone struggling with a crippling illness, I know that others are facing challenges in their lives and it makes me feel really good to reach out and send them some love. I think the most important quilt I ever made was when my daughter’s best friend Aubrey died of thyroid cancer at age 15 – two weeks after being crowned homecoming princess. Aubrey never told anyone outside her family she had cancer. She would delightly look over the stacks of quilts my friends and I had made and never uttered a word! When Aubrey died, she had a quilt I had made her with her at the hospital – I was so touched….I made a special quilt for Aubrey’s mom. Our daughter’s were on their high school dance team. I took all of Aubrey’s t-shirts from different events and made a t-shirt quilt for her mom. I used her ribbon hair ties to tie the quilt and used her pillowcase for corner posts. Her mom cried a long time – so did I. It’s an incredible honor to be able to possess a gift that can touch others so much.
I look forward to the new site and lots of new inspiration!

1013 Jane 03.26.09 at 4:25 am

When will we get to see this fantastic site?

1014 Vivian Oaks 03.26.09 at 4:37 am

I’ve signed up for the newsletter, and can’t wait to see what will be on the new website. I also love to quilt, but would love for there to be about 20 more hours in the day to do it!! There’s never enough time! :-)
Vivian

1015 Deb K 03.26.09 at 5:38 am

I sighed up for the newsletter and am eagerly awaiting this new site. I would love to learn how to quilt. When Iwas younger, 12ish maybe, I sewed together sqaures for my grandma, then she quilted them and gave it too me. Sadly I’m not sure where that quilt is. Probably still at my parents house. :) Looking foward to your new site.

1016 Kandra 03.26.09 at 5:56 am

I signed up for the newsletter! :)

1017 Debbie Bartak 03.26.09 at 6:27 am

I made my first real quilt for my granddaughter. I think it turned out really well, and hope she treasures for years to come.

1018 Anne 03.26.09 at 7:36 am

Quilting has been a great hobby to keep me busy while our only child is away at college! I love the constant variety and never having to repeat the same thing twice in patterns and fabris.

1019 Cindy 03.26.09 at 8:06 am

I would like to learn how to quilt. My sister-in-law has made some beautiful quilts for my girls and they love that they are made especially for them. If only she lived close enough to teach me! This new site is just what I need to get me started. I signed up for the newsletter too!

1020 Anya 03.26.09 at 8:20 am

I signed up for the newsletter

1021 Anya 03.26.09 at 8:21 am

I love quilting because it allows me to create!

1022 Carol Warnock 03.26.09 at 8:51 am

I signed up!

1023 Ali 03.26.09 at 9:19 am

I love quilting…just have never done it, because I have never LEARNED it, and don’t have the time to sit and quilt by hand. I have tons of fabrics, baby clothing items, etc, and would love to learn to put them all together to make a special quilt for each of my children.

1024 Teri 03.26.09 at 9:50 am

I love quilting because it’s both creative and functional!

1025 Morgan 03.26.09 at 10:54 am

I’m super excited about this new site. I hope to give quilting a shot this summer and I know this site will come in handy.

Blogged about it too! http://everydaymorgan.wordpress.com/

1026 Ninette Ortiz-Romanos 03.26.09 at 11:30 am

Just signed up for the newsletter, can’t wait! I’m not the best quilter, but I can get by. To me quilting is all about family and friends. I remember as a child going to my great grandma’s house with my mom and all of my aunts, great aunts, grandmothers and their friends would all be there quilting away. I can still hear them laughing and telling stories. It would be an all day event with meals included. The funny thing is that I was always bored while there(I’m a big tomboy). After many years and the addition of children, I’ve come to embrace the art of handmade gifts. I still to this day have two quilts that my great grandmother made for me. A baby blanket made from scraps of fabrics(they aren’t color coordinated). I kept this one and didn’t hand it down to my boys due to alot of pink tones. The other she made for me when I was in junior high- I picked the fabric and my mother and her got together and made it. I have slept with this quilt since and have had to recover it 3 times already due to the wear and tear, but it’s still my favorite.

1027 Jen 03.26.09 at 1:19 pm

I think this is a really cool opportunity! I signed up for the newsletter and I can’t wait to see the new website and all the fun projects that will be on it!

1028 Rachel 03.26.09 at 1:21 pm

Hello! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! I signed up for your newsletter (and your other ones too!). Thanks!

~Rachel~

1029 Emily 03.26.09 at 1:23 pm

I am not the one in my family who LOVES quilting (I like to, but not LOVE). So I would give this sewing machine to my Mom as a surprise! I also signed up for your newsletter. An extra entry? I also put your button on my blog! Thanks!

~Emily

1030 Rachel 03.26.09 at 1:35 pm

I have loved quilts ever since I was a little girl, around here (DE) we all know of the lovely quilts that the Pennsylvanians make (especially the Amish) and I have always been enchanted with them! When I was young, I tried a few attempts at making some “quilted” things. They were really just pieced squares sewn together, not any of the REAL quilting on it. I even made a quilted/embroidered pillow for a friend who was going away! I was so proud of it! =:) I would love to learn how to really quilt, but have found myself almost afraid to try and not yet willing to buy all the supplies needed if I couldn’t do it. So this new blog your putting up will be a big help to me! I need lot’s of easy beginner projects to help me out! =;)

Blessings!
~Rachel~

1031 Rachel 03.26.09 at 1:36 pm

This is my entry for blogging about your giveaway! Thanks! =:)

Blessings!
~Rachel~

1032 Rachel 03.26.09 at 1:37 pm

I added your blog button to my blog for an entry! Thanks!

Blessings!
~Rachel~

1033 Nancy Saller 03.26.09 at 1:43 pm

I have quilts in every room of my house – they give me comfort and warmth whether I’m using them or just looking at them. I used to do a quilt each year but have gotten out of the “habit” – I think it’s time to get back to it!

1034 Sarah 03.26.09 at 2:03 pm

I signed up for the newsletter too! The downloads are adorable – I can’t wait to see what’s to come!!

1035 Sharlene 03.26.09 at 2:13 pm

I would love this machine. I once went to Amish Country and fell in love ith the Amish Wedding Quilts. I have only made small sampler quilts but I would would love to make one like I saw in Amish country one day…

1036 Marilyn Collins 03.26.09 at 2:19 pm

I am not a quilter yet, but intend to start in the future. My maternal grandmother was a great one and I have one she made for me when I was a baby. I hope I have inherited some of her talent. We shall soon find out!
Marilyn DK Collins

1037 Sarah 03.26.09 at 2:23 pm
1038 Vickie 03.26.09 at 3:20 pm

Just signed up for the newsletter. I’ve done small projects here and there, but really simple. For my parents last Christmas, I put together old pictures of the family and my siblings families and made a picture quilt for their 35th Anniversary. A lot of work, but so worth the reaction that I got when they saw it.

slickvick at gmail dot com

1039 PeggyLou 03.26.09 at 4:04 pm

I love all things sewing and embroidery and especially love the joy that is derived in being able to make and give handmade items as gifts. Now, finally a site that will provide guidance and hopefully make that fearful world of quilting with all its measuring and scary angles and worse yet – math – less intimidating! I look forward to receiving your newest e-mail and maybe, just maybe, make a quilt without fearing what always looks so complicated! Thank you.

1040 calabella 03.26.09 at 4:05 pm

I got interested in quilting when my kids were babies and Elinor Burns was on PBS TV in the late 70′s. I used to put the kids down for a nap and watch her show to unwind. She made it look so easy! I’ve done mostly small quilts, baby quilts and wall hangings over the years and now I’m about to tackle a large wedding signature quilt for my youngest DD. I’ve always sewed on my mom’s old Singer slant-o-matic 501 from the 50′s but it finally bit the dust just as I was about to sew all these wedding squares together. Boy would I love to win that Marie Osmond sewing machine…I could really use it. Lookig forward to receiving Youcanquilt this newsletters.

1041 girlsmama 03.26.09 at 4:27 pm

Newsletter sign up!

1042 girlsmama 03.26.09 at 4:28 pm

I’ve always enjoyed sewing. When I was a young mom and started staying home with 1/4, I had a neighbor who introduced me to quilting. It is now one of my great stress relievers.

1043 kathi everett 03.26.09 at 5:01 pm

I am looking forward to the newsletter and bookmarking this awesome site!

1044 Joan from Hawaii 03.26.09 at 5:26 pm

I CANNOT WAIT TO LEARN MORE QUILTING! I AM A SAHM SELF TAUGHT CRAFTER AND QUILTER/SEAMSTRESS AND FOUND THAT I’D RATHER QUILT THAN SEW CLOTHES SO A NEW QUILTING MACHINE WOULD BE WONDERFUL! I LOOK FORWARD TO MORE “YOU CAN QUILT THIS”!

1045 Amy 03.26.09 at 5:49 pm

Just signed up for the newsletter! YAY!

1046 Amy 03.26.09 at 5:55 pm

I haven’t done much quilting, only a little bit of paper piecing here and there (though not for an actual quilt, I made a neat Christmas stocking). I would love to get more into it, there are just too many crafty things to do and not enough hours in the day!
My MIL makes amazing quilts, we are very lucky to be the proud owners of at least 4 of them! She even busy abandoned quilt tops/kits from flea markets and thrift stores and finishes them up and sends them along to loving homes. I am hoping to get to see her quilt room set up this summer, I hear it’s quite a sight to see (I just know it’s going to make me jealous).

1047 lucy wilson 03.26.09 at 6:17 pm

wow! i just found this site and blog and love it! very inspirational! thank you and thank you for the contest!

1048 Julee 03.26.09 at 8:07 pm

I have been fortunate enough to be the recipient of the quilting (patchwork) talents of my grandmothers and aunts. I really want to learn! This machine would help a lot!

1049 Claudia Mott 03.26.09 at 8:18 pm

I don’t quilt, but have begun to learn. Why at 63, because my sister Willie you quilted for years, years, years, was making quilts for all 8 of her grandchildren and her 2 sons. Willie died before she could do the quilts. Willie cut them all out, so I have them each in there own plastic tube, log cabin, dresdian plate, fan, 9 patch which looks to be real easy. So I will take on doing them. I’m home bound will have lots of time to figure this all out and do them. Willie died of cancer, but each quilt will have her signature on the back. I am nothing if not game…LOL
I wish who ever wins this machine, which I guess is a good machine, wonderful Blessed joy. May each thing you make be filled with lots of joy. God Bless

1050 Debbie Hicks 03.26.09 at 9:13 pm

Boy are you all in for a treat! You’re going to love quilting!

1051 Mama Lusco 03.26.09 at 9:29 pm

I love quilts because of the love that it takes to make them…it’s so special to receive one and I’m learning it’s fun to make them, too!

1052 Mama Lusco 03.26.09 at 9:31 pm

Signed up for the newsletter…thanks for the giveaway!

1053 Johnny 03.26.09 at 10:40 pm

I signed up to receive the newsletter!

1054 Johnny 03.26.09 at 10:41 pm

Quilting means so much to me because it reminds me of my grandmother and the quilts she use to make for the family. Quilting makes memories.

1055 Bobbi Erickson 03.26.09 at 10:57 pm

I love quilts! My Grandmother passed away 2 months before I was married. My very most favorite gift that we got for our wedding was a quilt from my Grandma. She LOVED to piece quilts, she had so many quilt blocks cut out that she made my Aunt PROMISE to make quilts for all the grandkids as they were married. She has lived up to that promise, there have been MANY tears shed by many grandchildren in the last 11 + years!

1056 Robin (rsislandcrafts) 03.27.09 at 12:47 am

I signed up for the newsletter :)

1057 Robin (rsislandcrafts) 03.27.09 at 12:48 am

I blogged too!

1058 Robin (rsislandcrafts) 03.27.09 at 12:50 am
1059 Robin (rsislandcrafts) 03.27.09 at 12:52 am

I learned to hand sew quilts back in 5th grade. I LOVED it but got away from it for many years. I truly enjoy making quilts as gifts. My family is always sneaking hints to me of what colors or design they want their new quilts to be :)

1060 madeline 03.27.09 at 1:22 am

Love YCMT and I am excited for the new site! I would love to learn how to quilt. Every quilt has a story and whether it was made from baby clothes or your grandfathers ties or the kid’s jeans they’ve outgrown, a quilt always represents love. Can’t wait!

1061 Agneta Ekholm 03.27.09 at 1:33 am

I realized I had found the hobby that I would stick to after completing my first quilt. Before I had been doing and trying lots of different hobbies, which I liked, but when it came to quilting – it was “ove at first quilt” – and the affection for this craft just keeps growing deeper and deeper. I suppose you know when you found “true love” – and for me, I am a believer in lifelong relationships …
I can go on and on about all the things that I enjoy about quilting, choosing a pattern (or making one up myself), figure out if anything in my stash will do (or be enough), measuring and cutting, especially with a new blade in my rotary cutter, and then heating up the iron and threading the machine, to get going with the piecing. After the top is pieced and done the choice of quilting pattern is the next, and after that actually setting up my machine (no long-arm —yet…) for freemotion quilting.
Finally squaring it up and trying to get the corners perfect, and also giving it a name and marking it – I am done and always on the way to the next, and the next, and the next …
Unless fabric wasn’t easily destroyed by fire, I would call quilting the burning passion of my life!
(I do have a man and two sons, but that love is on another level …)

Agneta in SWEDEN

1062 Barbara 03.27.09 at 2:02 am

Signed up for the Quilting newsletter. Can hardly wait as the YCST newsletters have been so informative & fun to read. Thanks for addressing the desires of quilters.

1063 terri s. 03.27.09 at 2:56 am

I like to quilt, but haven’t done it in a while now. I’ve signed up for the newsletter and would love to win

1064 angie easter 03.27.09 at 3:00 am

Hi, I am so excited about your new site, I have always wanted to quilt,
and now with this new site looks like I am going to be able to,
Thanks,
Have signed up for the newsletter and also added the link on my sidebar on my blog http://lilacanglia.blogspot.com/
Good Luck and congratulations,
Angie

1065 Rachel 03.27.09 at 4:13 am

I signed up for the newsletter and can’t wait to learn more about quilting. To me quilts are a work of art and I have always admired the craftmanship and skill that it takes to put one together. I love YouCanMakeThis.com and all the wonderful projects they create!

1066 Michele 03.27.09 at 5:08 am

I’m new to quilting and excited about this new site. I love YCMT so I’m sure YCQT is going to be just as wonderful!!! I’ve signed up for the newsletter and look forward to receiving it!

1067 Erica 03.27.09 at 5:24 am

I just got my first quilting book this week! I can’t wait to begin! I’ve signed up for the newsletter

1068 christy 03.27.09 at 5:26 am

love the blog!

1069 Cathi 03.27.09 at 5:45 am

I love sewing and crafts. I haven’t done any quilting yet, but I love quilts. I have a quilt that my great-grandmother quilted. I hope someday to have the time to try one myself.

1070 SueQT 03.27.09 at 5:47 am

Great new blog!

1071 SueQT 03.27.09 at 5:49 am

I’m really into quilting these days and love this new blog!!

1072 SueQT 03.27.09 at 5:52 am

My husband made cradles for out grandgirls and I made the bedding and little quilts. Ho so much fun!!

1073 Pam 03.27.09 at 6:17 am

I signed up for the newsletter. I’ve been quilting since about 12. I still don’t have one of my own quilts I keep giving them away to friends and family. I plan on making one for myself soon.

1074 staci 03.27.09 at 6:20 am

I signed up for the YCQT newsletter! I can’t wait to see all of the great projects I’m sure you will offer. I’m a new quilter and I am having so much fun with it. Any reason to shop for fabric is a good thing to me. :)

1075 Rita 03.27.09 at 6:43 am

I am so excited about the new site! Quilting reminds me of wonderful times with my grandmother. Now that my kids are getting older, I’m finally able to return to some of the things I enjoy. I look forward to the new patterns and comraderie. I’m happy to see a new interested in this art.

1076 wanda parker 03.27.09 at 6:44 am

I am a long arm quilter and feel I have to sew every day or my day is not complete. Can’t wait for the new site!!!

1077 Ann 03.27.09 at 6:58 am

I am new to the quilting word, but have gotten the bug. Can’t wait for the site.

1078 Carolyn 03.27.09 at 7:30 am

I have many quilts I treasure because of who made them… and I want to do the same for my children and grands — when they finally come ! I am looking forward to the adventure of quilting and learning thru your website.. Thanks!

1079 Barb Laakson 03.27.09 at 7:36 am

I am so excited about the new site. I love quilts!

1080 Barb Laakson 03.27.09 at 7:39 am

Woo hoo it let me post this time, a few days ago it wouldn’t let me post.
Now about quilts, I love to make quilts and have made several for wedding gifts for niece’s and Nephews when they got married.
I can’t even count the number of baby quilts i have made.
Have 3 to get made up before summer in fact.
My favorite batting to use is warm and natural. It hold up the best of any and even to it is thin it sure makes a nice heavy quilt.

1081 Barb Laakson 03.27.09 at 7:41 am

Pam, don’t feel bad i don’t own one of my own quilts either. But one day i hope to own my own!

1082 Mindy 03.27.09 at 7:51 am

I just signed up for the newsletter. I can’t wait to start digging in to some new projects!

1083 Alayna 03.27.09 at 7:52 am

I love to quilt – it is what first brought me to sewing. I was in college and decided I was going to make a quilt for my nephew who was to be born soon. It was an ambitious first project, but I loved it and was hooked for life! Now that I have 4 kids, my projects tend to be quicker, but I look forward to quilting again!

1084 Mindy 03.27.09 at 7:57 am

To me, quilts mean someone took the time to sew something special and meaningful. They are a labor of love and care. Curling up with one is a pleasure that really doesn’t compare to much. I have treasured quilts that have been handed down through our family, but I also have keepsakes that my mother has made for me from pieces of quilts that were beyond repair.

1085 carol c. 03.27.09 at 8:00 am

Can’t wait for the new Quilting site!!! So exciting!!

1086 carol c. 03.27.09 at 8:03 am

Signed up for the newsletter!!! Oh I can’t wait!

1087 carol c. 03.27.09 at 8:05 am

I am still working on my first quilt… and second and more… I love the time, when I get it to figure out how all the pieces will fit together. I love the look on my family’s faces when they see what I have created, either quilt tops, clothes or whatever… they are always sooo excited and hopefully they will cherrish that item so much more because it’s made by hand and with lots of love.

1088 carol c. 03.27.09 at 8:22 am

I have blogged!

1089 Ginger 03.27.09 at 8:23 am

I’m very excited about your new site. I love quilting but having an infant at home leaves me little time to go to the stores to look at patterns or take classes. With your new site I can browse at home.

1090 carol c. 03.27.09 at 8:25 am

I also twittered! http://twitter.com/maplecreek

1091 carol c. 03.27.09 at 8:26 am
1092 Beth 03.27.09 at 8:32 am

I signed up for your YCQT newsletter and love the free patterns you offered!

1093 Tricia 03.27.09 at 8:33 am

I am SO excited for this site to launch!

1094 Beth 03.27.09 at 8:34 am

I love making quilts! I have just finished one made with John Deere fabric for my DS’s bedroom. Now I need to get it quilted! I think I’ll hold off until I know the results of this drawing!!

1095 Winnie 03.27.09 at 8:40 am

I can’t wait to do my first quilt. Really excited.

1096 April 03.27.09 at 8:42 am

I am so excited about the new quilting site! I have made small quilted stockings and placemats but now I am ready for the challage of a REAL QUILT! Thanks so much for reading our minds!

1097 Becky 03.27.09 at 8:43 am

Added the button to my blog, http://sewinstitches.blogspot.com/

Can’t wait for this to launch and sew the wonderful projects!!!!!!

1098 trishia 03.27.09 at 8:53 am

lol, the comments must be on autopublish- Kim, can you sign me up and remove above comment? :P thanks!

1099 Alison 03.27.09 at 8:53 am

Congrats on your newest adventure! Best of luck!!!!! I’ve just started quilting in the last year or so. I think I started as a way to “preserve” my favorite fabrics…I mean, you make a cute outfit for your kid, but then they outgrow it and so goes the fabric…a quilt, you can hoard that stash forever!!!! The best of both worlds!

1100 Melissa 03.27.09 at 8:55 am

I would LOVE this machine! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and tips and tricks!

1101 Melissa 03.27.09 at 8:55 am

I just signed up for the newsletter.

1102 Melissa 03.27.09 at 8:56 am

I added your button to my blog

1103 karin 03.27.09 at 8:57 am

Quilting feels timeless to me. My great grandmother did it out of necessity and love. My grandmother made quilts out of thrift and love. My mother made them because she just loved creating. Her’s hang on the walls and she also made one for each of her children. I make them, although I’m pretty much a novice because I too love to create and I wanted to give my daughters something to cherish because I created it.
thank you!

1104 kathy schell 03.27.09 at 9:06 am

I am beginer quilt . I recieve the first issue , I cannot wait until the grandopening. I will enjoy learn new thing.

1105 Vickey Crozier 03.27.09 at 9:11 am

This is so GREAT! I’ve been a Project Linus volunteer for the past 5 years and I’m going to our Yahoo! group to post a link to this blog so our members can check this out. We have some wonderful, experienced quilters in our group as well as members who are brand new so sewing of any kind. YCQT will be a valuable tool for us! I’ve purchased e-patterns from YCMT and SWAK and have always been pleased with the results. I tell everyone I know who sews or crafts or embroiders to check out this site! Gotta go sign up for the newsletter!

1106 Lisa Gay 03.27.09 at 9:20 am

I can’t wait to learn more about quilting!

1107 Lisa 03.27.09 at 9:31 am

Looking forward to the newsletter!! Ever since I received a quilt my Great Grandmother made I have been interested in quilting. I love looking at the fabrics and thinking about her hands creating the quilt that I sleep under each night.

1108 Sheri 03.27.09 at 9:31 am

I just signed up for the newsletter. Looks like a lot of fun!

1109 Sheri 03.27.09 at 9:38 am

I’ve never quilted but I’ve always wanted to as I love quilts. I want to make something for each of my girls and to make a quilt with my grandpa’s clothes that passed away for my mom.

1110 Reda 03.27.09 at 9:41 am

I love the sewing site and now I hope to learn to make quilts. I grew up with my grandma, aunts, and mom quilting but I want to learn more. I got to help with the quilting but not the whole process. I have a picture of a quilt my grandma made and I long to duplicate it as it has disappeared from the family through the years.

1111 Nancy B 03.27.09 at 10:05 am

I’m excited about the quilting newsletter. I love quilting and making things for others, especially my five grandchildren. My six year old granddaughter recently said this to another child about a baby quilt I made before she was born; “My Nannie made this for me and it means a lot to me.” What more could I ask for?

1112 JusShar 03.27.09 at 10:14 am

I honestly just dabble in quilting. I am under the impression that if I can’t match up those seams perfectly, then I have no business quilting. That was until I met a group at my church that set me straight. :-)

These ladies taught me to do the best I can, but at the end of the day if it’s not perfect it’s still ok. Just enjoy the process.

My main interest is knitting, but I think I really want to try to make quilts for my family this Christmas. It’s something they won’t outgrow, become out of style, and they can pass it down to the next generation. It’s timeless.
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I blogged about the contest, signed up for the newsletter, placed a link on my Facebook page (JusShar), and added a widget to my blog.

1113 Pam 03.27.09 at 10:33 am

I love quilting-I feel like I am doing something productive and enjoying myself at the same time. I can be creative even though I am not creative, if that makes sense.

1114 gloria 03.27.09 at 10:38 am

Oh how I would love to win that sew machine. I have shopping around for a new sewing machine. What a beauty.

1115 gloria 03.27.09 at 10:50 am

I have signed up for the newletter and downloaded the two free patterns.

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1116 Miss Jen 03.27.09 at 10:52 am

What a wonderful “give away”!!!
Please count me in……… ;)

Many Blessings,
Jen

1117 gloria 03.27.09 at 10:55 am

Your badge has been added to my blog.

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1118 gloria 03.27.09 at 10:59 am

I am new to quilting. I love to quilt because it just frees you mind from everything else around you. I also love the history behind quilting. Woman began quilting using whatever material they could reuse to make bed covers so their family would stay warm in the winter. Quilting has also brought woman together from every culture…check out cultural crossroads.

No one told me how addictive it would be…lol!

http://gloria-uncinetto.blogspot.com/

1119 lizzie 03.27.09 at 11:13 am

I remember growing up and watching my grandma cut and piece and sew numerous quilt blankets. She also made Hawaiian quilts which were just beautiful!

1120 lizzie 03.27.09 at 11:14 am

I just signed up for the newsletter! Thanks!

1121 Beverly 03.27.09 at 11:15 am

I am so excited. Now maybe I can learn how to quilt by machine. Thanks, Beverly

1122 lizzie 03.27.09 at 11:18 am

I added the blog button… http://itsahonuday.blogspot.com

1123 lizzie 03.27.09 at 11:24 am

I added a blog post… http://itsahonuday.blogspot.com Thanks again!

1124 Star Weatherston 03.27.09 at 11:24 am

I am so excited that I can get my creative fix with your sites! I love YCMT, YCST, and You Can Quilt This!! I grew up with Quilting around me! My favorite Quilt my mom made me was a red, white and blue lone star quilt that I loved it to shreds and bawled so much when my mom threw it away because it was something I got when I was still a kid. I had it for over 20 years. So I made a new top and mom Quilted it with her Long arm Quilting machine. I don’t have space for a long arm and don’t have time to use one so I will be oh so happy to win this one so I can do my own quilting that does not take hand quilting! I just finished quilting by hand my top that my Grandma made for me. I was suppose to have a quilting bee (party with a lot of ladies adding stitches to my quilt) for my Bridal Shower as tradition on my dad’s side of the family, but we could not find the right color of blue to add to the Quilt to make it big enough for my bed, until 5 years after I was married. LOL I just finished bounding it yesterday.

1125 Shelly 03.27.09 at 11:36 am

Just letting you know that I have the YCQT button on my blog and have blogged about it as well.
Shelly

1126 Jen 03.27.09 at 12:19 pm

I signed up for the newsletter and am excited about a whole new avenue for my sewing creativity!

1127 Jen 03.27.09 at 12:22 pm

The You Can Make This Sew-as-You-Go quilt-along was my first quilting project ever. I will admit that in the past I had said “I don’t get quilting, why cut up perfectly good fabric only to sew it back together again?” but now I am hooked! My quilt-along quilt turned out beautifully and I had a great time making it. I am already cutting our outgrown and useless-for-passing-along clothing, sheets, etc. into squares and saving them to incorporate into my next quilt. With a 6 year old boy who wears his clothes right out, I should have a good steady supply!

1128 Simone 03.27.09 at 12:25 pm

I enjoy quilting because it takes ordinary pieces of fabric and makes them extra-ordinary. I mostly make appliqued quilts,and have even made some that I’ve designed myself, but I am also interested in pieced quilts.

1129 Kaga 03.27.09 at 12:27 pm

I’ve been sewing for 40+ years and started quilting almost that long ago, but I never really got into the piecing and patterns. I’ve been cutting out strips from fabric scraps from pantweight materials to make an outdoor quilt. I hope you will have at least pattern idea for this type of quilt. Last November I made a jeans quilt for a Christmas charity raffle and have been asked to make another this year. I can always use good ideas for those jeans quilts.

1130 Lorena Morgan 03.27.09 at 12:56 pm

I grabbed you button and posted it on my site
http://www.loremor-crochet.blogspot.com/
and I signed up for the newsletter!

1131 SherriFL 03.27.09 at 1:36 pm

I love fabric and sewing! I have just begun to investigate quilting and here pops up this wonderful new site. Can’t wait to check out the newsletter.
Blessings!

1132 Leann 03.27.09 at 1:59 pm

Quilting to me is my two Granddaughters. I have made them quilts BIG and small. They are still very little girls and love to cuddle in their “blankies”. THEY are why I quilt.

1133 mary ann 03.27.09 at 3:09 pm

hi, glad to see your are starting a new quilting site – have not quilted in years, this may give me the incentive to start again – looking forward to the new site.

mary ann

1134 Tammy Wittig 03.27.09 at 3:20 pm

I signed up for the newsletter! I’ve been wanting to do a quilt for a while now!!

1135 Tammy Wittig 03.27.09 at 3:24 pm

I have a very special handmade quilt that my Nanny (grandma) made me. I received it after she passed away – she had made one for each granddaughter. I remember looking at it and thinking “she did all of this by hand!!” It’s been my inspiration to try one of my own (but maybe not by hand, lol.)

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