Sep 29, 2015

Peppered Cottons give away and my William Morris inspired art

Welcome to the last stop on the month-long Jaftex 85th Anniversary blog hop. I'm happy to be a part of this celebration. 85 years is certainly something to celebrate!

Teresa Duryea Wong. "Morris & Me" Photographed in Bryant Park, New York City. 2015
Jaftex is the parent company to StudioE, Henry Glass and Blank Quilting. When I was asked to participate, I was given a choice of fabrics from those companies to choose from and I quickly chose the Peppered Cottons by StudioE! The rules were pretty open - make whatever you want. Use these gorgeous fabrics.

I created a small art quilt, about 17 x 22 inches, inspired by one of my favorite William Morris pieces of art. I love William Morris and I have studied his art and life extensively. He is not the soft, interior decorator most people assume. He had very strong political and social views of life and helped transform our ideas of the value of both art and craft. These William Morris leaves have been in my head for quite some time! 


I added hand embroidery along both sides of the side borders... which made me think of William Morris' daughter, May Morris, who was an embroidery designer and avid teacher.

Working with these Peppered Cottons is a joy. They shimmer and have such a beautiful hand.

Now - you have the chance to win TWO packs of Pepper Cottons!



Here's how to win.

First, you can enter the Jaftex 85th Anniversary for the BIG prizes - A Janome Skyline S5 sewing machine; or 15 Fat quarter bundles and a box of Aurifil thread [48 spools]; or 6 Fat quarter bundles and a special edition tin of goodies from Schmetz Needles.
Enter here - 85th Anniversary Giveaway
85th Anniversary Blog Hop Giveaway 


 --- Hurry. The big giveaway ends soon.

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Second... Leave one comment here on my blog to be entered into a drawing to win two packs of Peppered Cottons.

In the comment, leave me feedback or comments about my blog in general, or this art quilt.

If you follow me on any platform/social media, you are welcome to leave a second comment and tell me where/how you follow me for a bigger chance to win the Peppered Cottons.

Winner's address must be in U.S. So if you are outside U.S. and willing to pay shipping, please say so in your comment.

Drawing will be help on October 22, 2015!

Thank you for taking time to visit my blog!

If you want to look back at the other projects, here is the list of participants.

Here's the official lineup:
September 1 - Kim Diehl guest posting @ American Patchwork & Quilting
September 2 - Pepper @ Pepper at the Quilt Studio
September 3 - Anjeanette @ Anjeanette Klinder 
September 4 - Leanne @ The Whole Country Caboodle   
September 5 - Mark @ Mark Lipinski's Blog
September 6 - Heather @ Heather Kojan Quilts  
September 7 - Heather @ Trends and Traditions  
September 7 - Martha @ Wagons West Designs  
September 8 - Linda @ Linda Lum DeBono 
September 9 - Heidi @ Red Letter Quilts 
September 10 - Jill @ Jillily Studios  
September 10 - Dana @ My Lazy Daisy  
September 11 - Penny @ Sew Simple Designs  
September 12 - Ida @ Cowtown Quilts 
September 13 - Liz and Beth @ Lizzie B Cre8ive  
September 14 - Melissa @ Sew Bitter Sweet Designs
September 15 - Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl    
September 16 - Amy @ Kati Cupcake 
September 16 - Barbara @ QuiltSoup2 
September 17 - Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting 
September 18 - Leona @ Leona's Quilting Adventure 
September 19 - Margot @ The Pattern Basket  
September 20 - Sylvia @ Flying Parrot Quilts   
September 21 - Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts  
September 22 - Kim @ Aurifil Threads  
September 23 - Rebekah @ Don't Call Me Becky   
September 24 - Julie @ The Crafty Quilter 
September 25 - Mary Ellen @ Little Quilts  
September 25 - Mary Jane @ Holly Hill Designs 
September 26 - Daisy @ Ants to Sugar
September 27 - Melissa @ Happy Quilting
September 28 - Janet @ One S1ster
September 29 - Jenny @ Martingale& Co

205 comments:

  1. Your art quilt is gorgeous and love that you added the embroidery along the edge.

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  2. Such a pretty quilt and love the blog! ')

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  3. "Thirty days has September......." Well you certainly ended this blog with a smasher. How were the PC's with applique? I have paper pieced with them using a good bit of sizing. I looked at your blog for the first time a few days ago and was taken with the beautiful photos from Tokyo. Tonight I noticed the acorns, making me think of a parade of French berets. Thank-you for sharing your beautiful work.

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  4. Your piece is so lovely! I love William Morris's work- he had an eye for pattern that is just unequaled. I got a mass mailing today about your lecture at the Texas Quilt Museum and I got really excited! So cool, I wish I could come see it.

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  5. Your art quilt is marvelous, I can't wait to look around more of your blog

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  6. Your quilt is fantastic, the added embroidery makes it so unique!
    (I am outside the US, and willing to pay shipping.)

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  7. The art quilt is fascinating, very unique. bestbelle2010@aol.com

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  8. I follow you on bloglovin. bestbelle2010@aol.com

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  9. This is a wonderful quilt. I am always impressed by quilts like you who can make these beautiful art quilts. Thank you for sharing it.

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  10. I'm so impressed with your quilt. I love William Morris in home interiors. At one time I had envisioned my whole house in ceiling papers, wall papers, carpets, drapes, and textiles exclusively William Morris or inspired by him. Then I decided a whole house full is just too dark and heavy to live with daily, so now I sprinkle a bit here and there.

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  11. Wow!!! I think they saved the best for the last!!! Beautiful design and the colours are spectacular!! This has been a month of inspiration!

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  12. I follow you on bloglovin. mtmom57@gmail.com

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  13. I love the way you used the colors and embroidery to detail your art quilt. mtmom57@gmail.com

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  14. I love your William Morris quilt! The embroidery adds a beautiful touch. Great appliqué too! William Morris made such amazing designs and was such a force for change in design.

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  15. The art quilts are absolutely fascinating and beautiful!

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  16. I love the colors and embroidery in your art quilt. I have been inspired to use more solids in my quilts since viewing the 85th Anniversary Giveaway. I am following you on email.

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  17. Following you on instagram and pinterest (both are: nailtechcom)

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  18. Okay, first, I would LOVE to win 2 bundles of Peppered Cottons!!! Secondly, I think your quilty logo is extra clever and fun! And third(ly?), I really enjoyed reading "about you"! I admire you, and others, who are able to make little details so fun and engaging!!! Quilt on!!! :)

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  19. Your art quilt is sew cute. Thanks for sharing and for the wonderful giveaway.

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  20. Your art quilt is beautiful. I love the embroidery and the way it enhances your design. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  21. I follow on blogLovin. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  22. Very pretty quilt, thanks for sharing.
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  23. WOW!! it's like your quilt was chosen to be last so that you could show a 'thinking out of the box' quilt. I love it! the same fabrics we have been watching others use for the last few weeks and you have turned them into a different work of art. Thank you for showing us what is possible.
    dmr1157@hotmail.com

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  24. Hi, I follow you on pinterest! Thanks for the chance to win. rosesabeyatyahoodotcom

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  25. I love the leaves in your quilt, very interesting how you made them. rosesabeyatyahoodotcom

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  26. Your quilt is beautiful! I don't think I have the patience to do such intricate work.

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  27. I follow your blog in a reader and I enjoy reading about your travels and your posts about Japanese quilting. The peppered cottons look sumptuous and would be lovely to use. Thank you!

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  28. I'm following you on Pinterest; I like your tote bag board...we all enjoy new tote patterns! Thanks for sharing your work.

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  29. your william morris quilt is gorgeous and so are these fabrics. thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. How could I not enter for peppered cottons?! My stash is low and you are so right on the shimmer and hand of these! I love reading your blog, love your work. Your knowledge of quilting is unlike any other blogs I follow. Plus...you have a very witty attitude!

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  31. Your wall quilt is stunning - the quilting sew unique. Sew creative!

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  32. Gorgeous, thank you for sharing. Have a great day! dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I follow on Instagram (cher277). dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Such an amazing art quilt with these fabrics. You have great patience and detail.

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  35. Wow,that art quilt is stunning! So unlike the other quilts on the blog hop. Love it!

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  36. Gorgeous work! I am currently designing a bird quilt and this one is an inspiration!

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  37. Wow great imagination and sewing it up to boot...I bet this looks really nice on your wall......happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  38. I follow you on bloglovin.....all them blogs and ideas at my fingertips who doesn't love it...happyness04431@yahoo.com.

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  39. I'm hoping to make an art quilt someday. Yours is wonderful.

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  40. Your quilt is a "work of art", truly amazing!
    Thank you.

    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  41. Your quilt is exquisite! Beautiful application of these fabrics!

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  42. I follow you on Bloglovin and Instagram. Thank you.

    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  43. Your quilt is gorgeous. Thank you for the generous giveaway and the chance to win.

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  44. Your art quilt is dazzling! I love the colors and the stories your beautiful quilts tell! Thank you for sharing!

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  45. I follow you on Bloglovin and Instagram.

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  46. I love your art quilt. I have always wanted to try one but I have not yet.

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  47. Your art applique quilt is amazing! I had never encountered your blog before and have spent quite some time reading and looking at older posts-very interesting and some gorgeous photos!

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  48. I have never made an art quilt. I really like yours, and how the embroidery enhances it.

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  49. Adding the hand embroidery to the border is like icing on a delicious cake, beautiful work, beautiful quilt.

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  50. Your quilts blow my mind! The fact that you can create a picture like that with fabric is astounding! well done.

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  51. I started following you on Pinterest.

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  52. Just awesome! Love your art quilts - the little details add so much. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  53. I love the way the depth of color with these cottons adds to your quilt. Such a good choice for the style of your art quilt. Thanks for showing how these fabrics can be used in an art quilt.

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  54. I now follow you by email and really look forward to receiving updates.

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  55. Love peppered cottons. Just signed up to follow your blog via email. Looking forward to future posts.

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  56. Your quilt is amazing! You can never go wrong with Peppered Cottons!

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  57. I follow you on bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

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  58. Your quilt is absolutely stunning! I have tried to make an art quilt, but nothing like yours in detail and beauty and execution! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the giveaway. sarah@forrussia.org

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  59. Wow! That's a really gorgeous art quilt. I bow before your skills-- mine no where near that capable. Love to win the fabric. I follow no blogs. Just stumble around the web and waste lots of time!

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  60. What a gorgeous quilt. Wow, wow, wow.
    Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous fabric. I am in Canada but have a US mailbox in case I win these bundles of inspiration.

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  61. Morris & Me is stunning, even more so after reading your inspiration and seeing the detailed stitching. It took me an hour to get back here to comment after reading about you and linking all over!
    YOU are truly inspirational.

    and Okan Arts fabrics look amazing..

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  62. I am very impressed with you art quilt. Someday maybe I will attempt something similar.

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  63. Someday I hope to make an art quilt! Yours is just gorgeous. Great job.

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  64. I am glad Jaftex had this blog hop, otherwise I would have never known about your blog. I am going to start following you now, because I am intrigued by your work. It's different and beautiful. I wonder how on earth you were able to do applique with the Peppered Cottons. I love them, but I'd be afraid to do applique for fear of the fabric shredding at the edges. However you did it, you did a beautiful job of putting this Jacobean quilt together with these fabrics. Well done!

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  65. I love the peppered cottons. I just got some when I was visiting a quilt shop on vacation. I had never seen them "in person". Such lovely, saturated, rich colors. I agree that the hand is wonderful on these fabrics. I am inspired by your use of the fabric and the techniques used in your quilt. I've always admired William Morris designs and would love a recommendation of a good biography about him and his work (and his daughter, too).

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  66. Your art piece is lovely! The colors are so rich. Thanks!

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  67. I'm SO impressed with your art piece. Can I just say "wow"? Thanks for the chance to win the lovely fabric, too. :-)

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  68. Lovely work on your art quilt! Especially like the hand embroidery on the sides.

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  69. Wow! The quilt is amazing and I have no words for how great the quilting is. Thanks for sharing.

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  70. I am a new follower with bloglovin.

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  71. I love your art quilt. The hand embroidery really adds a special touch to your quilt. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  72. Your quilt is fantastic. Love the different shades of blue and the details on the birds. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  73. I'm a new follower via bloglovin.

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  74. You went above and beyond with this quilt ' it's gorgeous!

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  75. LOVELY ART QUILT! THANKS for sharing!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  76. I love art quilts and yours is gorgeous!

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  77. FOLLOW ON FB !
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    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  78. I love The Fabric Patch in Ephrata Washington!

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  79. Love Peppered Cottons, so thank you for a great giveaway! Your blog is fascinating to me because you share bits and pieces of the art world in a way that seems real. Love what you've done with this piece. The details are gorgeous.:)

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  80. Your quilt is beautiful. It seems a little funny with the complicated quilts you have on your site, but my favorite is the black and white double wedding ring quilt. So calm and simple.

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  81. I love your art quilt. It is a beautiful combination of deep color in the fabrics and beautiful embroidery/quilting.

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  82. Pretty bird quilt. You need more quilts on your blog. Your animal quilts are very realistic but the need a realistic background not just solid fabric. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  83. Love your bird art. Now I want to read more about William Morris. Love your blog and those peppered cottons.

    Cindy
    ckrutjo@gmail.com

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  84. I just found your site. Beautiful quilts and love your animals. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  85. I am a new follower via e-mail. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  86. Your quilt is gorgeous. Love the colors.

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  87. I love all things Japanese, so I've just started following you. Your quilt is the best of the bloghop.

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  88. I really love your quilt, the colors are beautiful, and all the details you added are awesome.

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  89. I love your quilt. The combination of the peppered cottons and hand embroidery is beautiful.

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  90. Love your quilt, it is stunning, lovely work.

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  91. Wow, when you get inspired, incredible pieces get made. I love the embroidery detail.

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  92. Love your art quilt and yes they remind me of William Morris. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  93. I follow you by e-mail newsletter. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  94. I signed up to follow via email.

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  95. I enjoy working embroidery into my quilts. I love how you did.

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  96. Congratulations, you created a beautiful art quilt with the peppered cotton fabric.

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  97. I love art quilts and this one is beautiful. I love how you add all those details with the quilting.

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  98. I love your art quilt especially the bird on the quilt.

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  99. Your art quilt is quite stunning; it looks like a printed fabric from afar.

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  100. Beautiful art quilt ,looks like a painting.

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  101. Love how you used the fabric selection in this quilt! Nicely done!

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  102. I love that you posted pictures of the quilt show in japan. Their work is exquisite and so is yours. Your art quilt is beautiful. God bless your talent

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  103. Your quilt is stunning! Truly a work of art!

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  104. Love your art quilt! There are so many little details that require time to check it out and appreciate each one!!!

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  105. I really like your William Morris art quilt. My only comment is that I would have liked to read about your design process. How did you come up with the design? What techniques did you use? What mistakes (if any) did you make? Would you do anything differently?

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  106. Your quilt is stunning! I just googled William Morris--wow!--and see the respect you have for him reflected in your work.And all your beautiful handwork--well done :)

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  107. Happy to have found your blog through the blog hop! Now following! :)

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  108. Your quilt is beautiful!!! I love the leaves, and the colorful embroidery on the sides.

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  109. I love birds and your quilt is lovely! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  110. Your art quilt is lovely. It is so intricate with its small pieces.

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  111. Your art quilt is very inspiring...the colors are fantastic!

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  112. Your quilt is beautiful. Such amazing talents I'm so glad to find your blog. I look forward to more. Joanrob8@gmail.com

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  113. Your quilt is awesome! I know I've said this. Lot of places, but I am so grateful I got to participate in this Blog Hop, it's my first. I've learned so much and met some amazing quilter's/bloggers=). Thank you.

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  114. This art quilt is really beautiful. I've never tried one before but I love the way you've layered fabrics to create the picture.

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  115. Your quilt is beautifully executed. I love mixed media and your embroidery really sets off the piece.

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  116. I'm a follower of your Instagram account.

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  117. Teresa, it's so cool that you used a favorite artist to inspire your art quilt! It is beautiful and the dimensions of the layers make it so interesting. William would be proud!

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  118. I am a new follower of yours on Bloglovin'!

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  119. LOVE YOUR QUILT. great detail and love the stitching!!!

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  120. Wow! What an AWESOME Art Quilt!! Is like a photo..or tapestry...Amazing job!! You are soooo Creative!

    Thanks too,for chance to win your Give-a-way! :D

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  121. I am following you thru Bloglovin :)

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  122. Interesting story of how you left the corporate world to make quilting your career focus. Talk about a big change! Your art quilt is a beautiful and refreshing use of these fabrics.

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  123. I really am impressed w/ your art quilt - I have never done anything like this - very inspirational!

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  124. Wonderful Art Quilt! Love the added side embroidery, it adds a touch of dimensional interest to the borders. Thanks for sharing!

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  125. Beautiful, love the inspiration of your hand sewing. Thanks for sharing.

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  126. Your inspired quilt art is outstanding.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  127. bloglovin follower: NIcole Sender
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  128. Your art quilt is beautiful. I just don't think I have the patience to do it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  129. I really like this art quilt and how you encorporates the embroidery into the border and details. Beautiful colors!

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  130. I love your art quilt! My friend just purchased some Peppered Cottons in MO. I really love those and would be thrilled to win a couple of bundles. They're so versatile! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  131. Beautiful art quilt. I've never tried that.

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  132. Beautiful art quilt. I've never tried that.

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  133. Lovely quilt! Nice to see something that isn't "modern" :)) pjrquilter at msn dot com

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  134. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! And I learned something about William Morris from your post! Thanks!

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  135. I follow you via Bloglovin. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  136. This quilt is absolutely amazing !

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  137. Your quilt is beautiful! How long did it take?

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  138. I love your art quilt. Usually this is not something that draws my eye but this quilt really appeals to me! Thank you for making such a beautiful project!!

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  139. Thank you for showing us your quilt inspired by William Morris's works.
    He was so passionate about many things - not just art/craft - that it is no wonder his legacy is still with us.

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  140. Wow the detail on the leaves and the blue border running along the edges are beautiful and impressive. N.snaer at gmail dot com

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  141. I follow via bloglovin n.snaer@ gmail dot com

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  142. I follow on Facebook and bloglovin.

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  143. I love art quilts, I wish I had the patience and talent for that. Especially birds, they make me smile. Thank you for the giveaway, they are beautiful fabrics.

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  144. Wonderful hand and machine work on your rendition of William Morris's work. This art quilt is so colorful - most likely because of the Jaftex fabric choices. Lovely.

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  145. Love the texture of your quilt and the bright colors! I also like the peppered cottons, great fabrics!

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  146. Very fun wall quilt! I love the hand embroidery.

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  147. I love your art quilt. Maybe one day I will work up the courage to give one a try

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  148. Very creative quilt & I love the bird.

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  149. I have just discovered your blog. Wow! I'll be checking in a lot now.

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  150. I have just discovered your blog. Wow! I'll be checking in a lot now.

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  151. I love art quilts, they are amazing. Morris & Me is beautiful. Love the colors and the stitching. Thanks.

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  152. Wow, your quilt is amazing! The peppered cottons with their sheen are perfect for it.

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  153. I love your art quilt. It is stunning! I'd love to win the bundles. I live in Canada but would be willing to pay for shipping if I'm the lucky winner.

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  154. Your quilt is beautiful! The colors are so rich and lovely, and the embroidery is wonderful!

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  155. This is absolutely stunning . I am impressed at your creativity. Beautiful work x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  156. First time to your blog....and I enjoyed looking around. Beautiful fabrics!

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  157. I was looking at the some of my favorite Jaftex bloggers. Kudos on your lecture at the museum. Your dress is a great stripe, don't stand to close to a quilter with scissors in their hand.

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  158. Your quilt is so beautiful, I love the birds.

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  159. I love looking at art quilts but have never made one...yet.

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  160. I follow you by email. Your art quilt is fantastic!!! I forgot to mention that before.

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  161. Feedback! You know that quilt is darn right fantastic! Great job!!

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  162. I just discovered your blog, love what you're doing ^^

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  163. Such a beautiful quilt! I especially like the veins in the blue leaves (at least I think they are leaves), so intricate! thanks for the chance to win! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  164. Now following you on Bloglovin!

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