Friday, June 11, 2021

Pat Sloan's Holiday Celebrations Book Tour & GIVEAWAY!

Today I'm so excited to share Pat Sloan's upcoming book with Martingale, Holiday Celebrations -- an amazing quilt book full of holiday inspiration for all the fun and warm moments throughout the year including 17 designs for lap quilts, table decorations, Halloween bags, Christmas stockings and many other holiday projects to bring new comfort and joy into your home with each new season!

Pat Sloan's Be My Always quilt block

Decorating for the holidays is something I have always loved to do to make each holiday extra special, so when Pat asked me to join in her book tour, I was thrilled to! Holiday Celebrations is full of projects for all the seasons, from amazing quilts to special smaller projects, there are so many projects in this book that you will want to make!

Pat Sloan's Holiday Celebrations

For my stop on the book tour I whipped up one version of the two heart block patterns that are included in Pat's Be My Always throw quilt pattern in Holiday Celebrations! When I saw this heart block I knew it would be perfect for pairing with the pink and coral prints from my newest fabric collection for Art Gallery Fabrics, Open Heart!

Open Heart for Pat Sloan's Holiday Celebrations

Pat Sloan's Be My Always quilt block

These 18.5" x 16.5" size heart blocks would also make an adorable quilted pillow that you could enjoy all year round!

Pat Sloan's Be My Always quilt block

I've also always loved Pat's scrappy-happy tulips from her previous book, Celebrate the Seasons, and I knew her pretty tulip quilt blocks would be another perfect block for my Open Heart fabrics, so using the same prints I used for the heart block, I stitched up this sweet patchwork tulip!

Tulip Block from Pat Sloan's book Celebrate the Seasons

Look how adorable the two blocks look together! It has me wanting to create a sampler style quilt using a variety of blocks from my collection of Pat's amazing books!

Pat Sloan's quilt blocks

You can find Pat Sloan's books, including her newest Holiday Celebrations in quilt stores, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and more! To follow Pat you can find her on her website, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram!

Pat Sloan's Be My Always quilt block

There are lots of wonderful Giveaways as part of this book tour!! You can visit Martingale to enter to win the grand prize: a HUGE, fabulous assortment of quilting things! 

PLUS I'm so thrilled to offer a special Giveaway to my wonderful readers for a paperback copy to US residents and PDF copy to International friends of Holiday Celebrations!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED • a HUGE thanks to all who entered and a BIG Congratulations to the random winner, Scottylover!

xo Maureen

637 comments:

  1. I love your fabrics and the heart and tulip are darling! I'll have to try to make them too!

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  2. Your fabrics are gorgeous & I loved both of the blocks you made!

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  3. Linda Marquis CateJune 11, 2021 at 7:25 AM

    Love your fabrics and the hearts!!!

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  4. I love all the quilts in this book. I would love to have it.

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  5. Your fabric collection is lovely! I too must use Pat's books as inspiration for a sampler. I've made so many of the different blocks in her books and leave behind an unfinished project because I get so excited for the next book!

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    1. I love you fabric line! It is so pretty and perfect for Pat's heart block. Thanks for all your great ideas.

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  6. Love your fabric line and thank you for the opp. to enter.

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  7. Love the colors in your new fabric line.

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  8. Your fabrics are the perfect compliment to those patterns!

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  9. Your fabric is beautiful and looks great in Pat’s heart block. What an inspiration you both are.

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  10. I am so loving finding different designers and teachers by watching Pat on her Tour. I am excited to get to know you and your designs and style through watching you on you tube and reading your blog.

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  11. Love the new fabric line. The quilts in the book are great.

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  12. So glad Pat provided a link to you. Your fabric is beautiful!

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  13. I love the colors of your new line, so fresh and vibrant. I love your blocks you made from Pat’s book. A sampler quilt will look great!

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  14. I love how your tulip block turned out! Your fabrics make everything look gorgeous!♥️♥️♥️

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  15. Love your inspiration for the heart block. What a great idea to combine it with another block.
    Your colors are perfect!

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  16. Very pretty fabrics. Love the blocks you made!

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  17. Love the blocks you made from Pat’s book! I’m glad she led us to your website, too! Love your fabric designs!

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  18. Love your fabric colors. They look great with pat’s pattern. Thx.

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  19. I would love to win a copy of Pat's book Holiday. Also I love you open heart fabric.

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  20. Great choice of projects to showcase your beautiful fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Your new line has the most luscious colors!

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  22. Those peachy pinks and charming corals look lovely together. I love your calm and happy vibe. Pat is right that your photography is realistic and relaxing. Thanks for your take on the heart and tulip blocks.

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  23. I'm happy Pat introduced you in her book tour; I have not been to your site before and now I have lots to explore here!

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  24. Love the sweet way your fabrics go together!

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  25. Your Open Heart fabric collection is beautiful! It’s perfect for the heart and tulip blocks! ❤️

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  26. Maureen - LOVE your new fabrics! And the heart and tulip are just darling. Thanks also for the free pattern for Kindred Souls - so beautiful!

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  27. I'm enjoying this book tour. Beautiful fabric and sampler blocks.

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  28. Your fabrics are beautiful! Love the heart and tulip blocks

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  29. Beautiful fabrics! What a great interpretation of Pat's blocks

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  31. Love your Open Heart collection! It's sherbet, sunrise,summer. Looks good in tulips and hearts.

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  32. Beautiful fabric and love your site. I’m very interested in QAYG.

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  33. I love your fabric line and you`ve done a wonderful job with Pat Sloans pattern.

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  34. Love those fabrics in your heart and tulip blocks...So pretty...thanks for the chance to win hugs, Julierose

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  35. Beautiful fabrics and blocks! So many neat projects in this book!

    Sandy

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  36. I love your fabrics! The heart and tulip blocks are super sweet!❤️

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  37. First Thank you for the chance to win, and second I love all your wonderful fabrics and patterns. Be still my heart.

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  38. I just heard of Art Gallery fabrics last evening. I'm excited to go check them out and try your fabric designs!

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  39. I just heard of Art Gallery fabrics last evening. I'm excited to check them out and try your fabric designs!

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  40. Hearts and tulips! What could be cuter! Love them both. Great job!

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  41. I love your new fabric and the blocks you made with them from Pat's new book. They are both lovely and happy!

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  42. I am so excited to be introduced to you through this book tour!

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  43. Love your fabric line! I will certainly be looking for that at my LQS!

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  44. Great to meet another of Pat's quilty friends. Your fabrics are gorgeous.

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  45. Your Open Heart fabric collection is beautiful.

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  46. Love your heart and flower -- they are beautiful!!

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  47. The pink and coral fabrics are a great combination. They bring much cheer especially during rainy, spring days.
    Connie

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  48. Your heart and flower colors are so pretty!Thanks for sharing them.

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  49. This book tour is so inspirational - so many ideas1

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  50. So glad to find your blog. Love the pink and red fabric line.

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  51. Love the pattern and the fabric!

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  52. Good morning, enjoyed visiting your blog. Thank you for participating in Pat's Book Tour!!

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  53. Love your sweet fabrics on this post!

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  54. Love the heart block. Would be so sweet for my daughter wedding

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  55. Peachy colors are my favorite, beautiful fabric line, the merry little houses is my favorite in the book, thanks for showing us other block options.

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  56. Those colors are so yummy. They make the prettiest tulips! Great idea of a sampler from some of the blocks with those fabrics. Would make a lovely quilt1

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  57. Love your new fabric line!

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  58. Love your fabrics! Perfect for the heart and tulip blocks. So many pretty patterns in Pat's new book.

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  59. I love the flower with the heart. Visiting all of these sites for Pat's book is sure motivating me to get sewing. I am visiting my daughter and can't wait to get home to sew, sew, sew!

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  60. Love your fabric line, heart and tulips are so cute

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  61. Your heart and tulip blocks are adorable!

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  62. Cute tulip with your fabrics.

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  63. Love the 2 blocks you made...perfect for your new fabric. Kudos!

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  64. Absolutely beautiful heart and tulip blocks! I want to make one!

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  65. Really like your variation of Pat's heart block!

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  66. Your new fabric line is SOOOO pretty! It's just perfect for Pat's heart block.

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  67. Love your fabric and ideas! So happy the Pat Sloan has introduced you to us! Thank you!

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  68. Love the range of colors in Pat's tulip and heart patterns. Soft colors but not washed out.

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  69. Sew fun to see all different artist make things from Pat's book.

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  70. I am thrilled with the book tour. I have been introduced to new quilt and fabric designers to follow. Love you happy quilts and happy fabrics.

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  71. Your fabrics are beautiful and are perfect for the blocks you made from Pat Sloan's book.

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  72. Love your line Love the feel of AGFs. Admire the way you fabric designers support each other on Social Media platforms!

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  73. I am loving this book and all the cute projects!

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  74. I really love the blocks you made Maureen!

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  75. Agreed! A sampler of blocks from Pat and those gorgeous fabrics would be gorgeous!

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  76. Love all the patterns in the book. Can't decide which to do first!! Exciting to see all the fabric artist and their creativity.

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  77. Love your new fabrics in the heart pattern from Pat’s book. So much fun to read about all the fabric designers and see their own projects.

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  78. Love your new fabric line. It is so fresh and girly. The heart would be a wonderful pillow. This is Becky at my husband's email. ;)

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  79. i love the colors you chose for this heart block. my favorite in pat's book is Liberty Hill.

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  80. lovely fabrics hjrogers@sympatico.ca

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  81. Pretty Spring colors in the Tulip & Heart Blocks. Thanks for sharing the Book Giveaway!

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  82. i love your little quilt. i think my favorite in the book is liberty hill. i am partial to blue and white quilts, although i love red and white quilts, too. thanks so much for the opportunity to win this giveaway. i am so anxious to receive my book. have a wonderful, blessed day!!! stay safe, stay healthy.

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  83. Love your fabric line with Pat’s projects! The perfect pairing!

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  84. maryheinecke@hotmail.comJune 11, 2021 at 9:35 AM

    I love your fabric line. It fits so well with the patterns Pat has.

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  85. I am really glad that Pat introduced you to us. I love your fabrics and your patterns. I am now a Maureen fan.

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  86. I so enjoyed your fabrics in the heart block that you made from Pat's pattern and the tulip is a great compliment.

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  87. Love the heart made with your new Open Heart fabric line!

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  88. I just love your new fabric line, it makes me smile! You have inspired me to make the heart and tulip too.

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  89. I enjoyed seeing the two projects together using your wonderful fabric. the colors are delightful.

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  90. Would love to piece an entire quilt of tulips for my spring/summer garden project! Thanks for chance to win Pat Sloan’s ‘Holiday Celebrations’ book!

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  91. Love both of the projects and your fabric line :)

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  92. Exciting to visit your site, which looks so inviting to explore. Thank you for being part of this giveaway.

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  93. Love your new fabric it is perfect for Valentine pillows and quilts, which I love to make.

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  94. Would love to make all the holidays patterns in Pat’s new book.

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  95. Love your fabric - the colors are fabulous. I want to make Pat’s heart quilt for my granddaughter!

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  96. The colors of your fabric are fabulous!!
    Thanks for the chance to win Pat's book.

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  97. Your fabrics are beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win Pat's book.

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  98. Love the heart block!! And your fabrics are perfect for it.

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  99. Your fabrics are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  100. Beautiful fabrics, enjoying your website, ty

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  101. I agree that the heart and tulip blocks are a good start on a sampler.

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  103. Love to meet you and your quilting techniques. Your new fabric line is awesome.

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  105. Vicki Raub @ raubs7160@msn.comJune 11, 2021 at 10:11 AM

    The blocks you chose look beautiful in your fabrics. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  106. Your fabrics are gorgeous, both in the heart block and the tulip block. YES! An entire quilt using those two simple blocks would be amazing! Go for it! Love your fabric. Such vibrant colors. So yummy!

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  107. Beautiful fabric line! Thank you for supporting Pat's new book and for giving us a chance to win it.

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  108. This looks to be an awesome book. I love your heart blocks and the fabrics are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing

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  109. I love your fabric line! It's perfect for the heart and tulip! What a fun sampler they would make!

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  110. I love your fabrics & your blocks. Thank you for the opportunity to win Pat’s new book.
    Amy Walter
    auntie.clark@gmail.com

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  111. Your tulip and heart have inspired me to make the “Be My Always” wall hanging, from Pat Sloan’s book.

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  112. The heart looks great in your fabric line. And it would make a wonderful pillow.

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  113. Beautiful fabrics, I definitely need to get me some! I am glad Pat introduced us, I want to learn some of your quilt as you go and other techniques. This has been a great tour of other designers in the industry.❤️

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  114. Those are awesome fabrics! Perfect for these blocks.

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  115. Your fabric is so perfect for the those blocks you used from pats new book.

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  116. I love the heart in a different color than red! Those corals are gorgeous! Now I want a garden of coral tulips.

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  117. Peach and pink. Love that colour combination and your fabric. I think the tulip is soon to be in my life. I wonder about the sparklers for celebrating spring in those colours. Mmmmmm.

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  118. I loved your use of Open Heart in Pat's patterns!

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  119. Love your new line of fabrics - they look great with Pat's patterns. thanks for the opportunity to win.... have a great weekend. cmberry@lsu.edu

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  120. Such happy colors in your blocks.

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  121. I like the sampler quilt idea.

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  122. Beautiful fabrics! I'm in love with your tulip block!

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  123. I love the colors in your new "open heart" line & I will have to make up some of Pat Sloan's tulips for a real Spring time quilt. The pinks & corals in your line are truly beautiful. Many ideas blooming in my head. Love the hearts you made.

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  124. Your fabric line is beautiful and made up into two wonderful blocks! Pat's book is going to be another hit I am sure. She was the author of my very first quilting book almost 10 years ago.

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  125. Just love the heart block you made. I just finished a 4th of July table topper.

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  126. Hi - love your fabric. Your colors are perfect for Pat's designs. Thank you.

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  127. Beautiful fabrics, would love the Celebrations Book, lots of wonderful projects!!

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  128. Love your fabric line and love how you used Pat’s blocks to highlight your fabric!!

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  129. what a pretty fabric line....valentiney but not overly so....lovely for year round use!

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  130. Love, love,love your new line. Would love to make one of Pat's quilt with it!!

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  131. Okay, now I want to use your fabric line to make Pat's Liberty Hill quilt.

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  132. Nice blocks and I really like the peach and pink fabrics. I am definitely not a pink person so I purchase few of these. But I do like what you did with them.

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  133. Love your fabric collection. Your blocks are cute.

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  134. Your fabrics are so "clean" and happy! They are so pretty & perfect for the tulip and heart blocks you made! Love them

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  135. I love both of the blocks you made from the book.

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  136. Love your collection, so beautiful ❤️πŸ’•πŸ˜

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  137. Pat always puts out great ideas and books! This book would be so much fun all year round to sew up holiday projects for display around the house and for gifts. Your heart block is absolutely precious!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  138. Such lovely work. Very peaceful.

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  139. Love your heart! Your fabrics are delish!

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  140. Well, now I am inspired to make the heart block...I was leaning toward others, but I guess I will need to get that book and create them ALL!

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  141. Thank you for making that heart block! I hadn't given it much thought before, but now I want to make one!

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  142. Your heart is cute, but your tulip is simply adorable in your fabric! Thank you for sharing.

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  143. I’m loving the book tour and all the adaptations everyone is putting on Pat’s book. Love you’re probably colors and ideas.

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  144. Lurlean Jackson
    Lsjackso2@gmail.com
    I love Pat’s book. Your fabrics are beautiful, adding another dimension to an interesting design.

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  145. I'm so thankful to find your website! Love your fabric line!

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  146. I'm so glad you made the heart pattern and your fabric is amazing, hearts are my go-to, whether I'm on my phone, sending letters, or making a cake, it just says it all, so that will probably be the first one I would make from this book. I'm thankful for Pat introducing us to other quilters, it has been wonderful for all of us.

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  147. I'm happy to have been introduced to your website! Now I have another quilty place to visit online!

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  148. That Heart quilt patterns is cute.

    Caryn
    caspharm@yahoo.com

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  149. Loving the heart block in your new fabrics. It looks so sweet! I can envision a whole quilt using that with the tulip block too., This quilting fun always gets my imagination and creativity running fast!

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  150. You are such a creative soul, thanks for sharing your talents with us!

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  151. I love your fabrics for the open heart and the tulip. So fresh, they make my heart jump for joy.
    Judy
    kschulzk@att.net

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  152. Really liking the pink and coral line. Perfect for the hearts.

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  153. I love your pink and coral hearts and tulips!

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  154. The pinks and corals are so beautiful in both the heart and tulip blocks!

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  155. I love your blocks. Your fabrics are lovely.

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  156. I love your blocks. The fabric is perfect for this block. I will look forward to the quilt made from these blocks.

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  157. Love your color fabric choices! I look forward to exploring your website and learning more about your quick quilts as you go! :)

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  158. I adore your new fabrics. They made the heart block. I probably wouldn’t have made the hearts until I saw what you used. Love it.

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  159. Your fabric made the tulips sing

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  160. love your colorway. thanks for the opportunity to win. patti in florida

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  161. Love your new fabric line. Cute cute cute

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  162. Your fabric line is beautiful. I love the your idea of using the block to make a flower block.

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  163. This is so pretty. I love it and your fabric choices. Thank you.

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  164. Lovin your Fabric Collection!! & the Heart..and Tulip (my fave!!).. Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too!! :)

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  165. Fabrics are gorgeous...colors are spectacular. The heart and flower blocks display the fabric well!


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  166. Love your new fabric line. Will have to get some! The hearts look so pretty in your new fabric/ Would love to make the Heart Quilt/

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  167. You fabrics look wonderful in the heart block. The florals are gorgeous and the collection may my choice for Pat's future sampler sew along. Thanks for participating in her book tour.

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  168. Love the color way. I want to try so many of pats patterns.

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  169. Loved scrolling thru your blog 😊

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  170. Pat's new book looks fantastic. Love the fabrics that you chose for the quilt you picked to make.

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  171. I just love your tulip block and your gorgeous fabric!!! Thank you sew much for the inspiration!

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  172. Love your fabrics . What a great chance to see new things 🎈

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  173. Your fabrics are stunning! Unashamedly feminine - I LOVE that! Would so love to win a copy of Pat's new book Holiday Celebrations! Thank you for this opportunity to enter!

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  174. Your new fabric line is just yummy! Love Pat's patterns done in them! So cute!

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  175. Love the colours you've chosen. My favourite from the book is the valentines quilt.

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  176. I just love looking at all of the guests websites on this tour. I will be going back to look everything as there is so much to learn and see. Your projects and fabrics are so inspiring. Thanks to all of you - Marcia Whieldon

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  177. Love what you did with matching the tulips and the hearts. Lovely collection

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  178. I love your new fabric line and the two items from Pat's book are spectacular.

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  179. Your fabric collection looks great in both blocks.

    Pat K
    yfg3749@yahoo.com

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  180. Your fabric colors are beautiful

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