Six Years & 1400 Posts Later. . .

Posted on March 17th, by Amy in give away, Me, My Fabric. 333 comments

It’s time for a giveaway! (this really is my 1400th post!)

Honestly, I’m so thankful for the community, friends, encouragement, and inspiration that I’ve found online – had I not started blogging six years ago, I’m not sure what I would be up to right now!

Six Years & 1400 Posts Giveaway -

 I love being creative and sharing my love of fabric, and beautiful design with all of you here. All the opportunities that I have worked toward over the last six years seem to have culminated last week, when sample yardage for my own fabric line arrived on my doorstep!

Modern Neutrals by Amy Ellis -

I set to work cutting up fabric for the patterns I’ve been planning, above is a quick peek at a few of the prints I designed for Moda (pinch me!). You’ll notice the fabric bears the same name as my most recent book, Modern Neutrals, my love of neutrals has become a bit of an obsession for me – I can’t seem to get enough of them, and really love having my own geometric prints to sew with!

Modern Neutrals by Amy Ellis -

I currently have three quilts in progress, and one quilt top finished – I’m dying to share the patterns with you, but that’s going to wait until I have them finished up completely.

**The giveaway is all the books pictured at the top of the post to one luck winner – Modern Basics, Modern Basics II, Modern Neutrals, Set the Table, Kitchen Stitches, Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe, and We Love Color – books that I’ve written, or contributed a project to. And some bits of Modern Neutrals fabric :)

Leave me a comment to win, tell me how long you’ve been blogging (or reading blogs), the winner will be announced on Monday, March 24. 

Good Luck!



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333 thoughts on “Six Years & 1400 Posts Later. . .

  1. 1
    Liz Scott says:

    I found blog land late in 2013, and started a blog soon after. I am SO inspired by all I see out there, including you !

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      Maryruth Wilson says:

      Have been following your podcast for the last several months, and have actually been listening to the older podcasts. Really enjoy your “inside the industry” perspective. I’m thinking of making my nephew a neutral quilt as a wedding present, so I’ve been looking at your books for ideas.


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      Mary says:

      Your book Modern Neutrals was a great acquisition for me. I am currently working to make the In Motion quilt which once I saw it, I knew I had to make it.

      I’m loving the neutral fabrics with Little Black Dress by Moda being right at the top of the list. I look forward to working with your new line of neutral fabrics. They look delightful.

      The quilt blog world rocks. Kudos to those who have them. There is a wealth of information and talent available to all of us quilters & crafters because of blogs.

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    Karen M says:

    I started my blog in June of 2011. My intention was to document the creation of my own sewing room in the basement of my home. I have found that blogland is a great place to connect with others with similar interests. Thanks so much for the chance to win your great books.

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    Anita says:

    I started my blog in January 2012 after having read other quilting blogs a few months. Quiting has become a big part of my life, and I get very inspired by all the different styles and ideas out there in the blogosphere!

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    quilterbell says:

    I start blogging 2 years ago, and following yours probable 4!. your blog is so much fun as there is always something going on. I also listen your and April podcast while sewing, it is a great companion!. So, congratulations for all your achievements, thanks for the chance to win this super giveaway and for another 1400 posts!.

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    Lou says:

    Your own fabric! That must be such a joy to sew with! I’ve been reading sewing blogs for a few years now and decided to start my own blog about 7 months ago now. I love all the opportunities to join with other sewers/quilters. I recently started a little blogs quilt bee and it’s great! Only 7 months in and I too wonder how my sewing would be different without the blog! Congrats on a great blog Amy!! Lou

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    Julie A. says:

    I have been reading blogs for about 3-4 years now and am in awe of all the beautiful quilts. Thanks

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    Gaila C says:

    I started listening to podcasts a couple of months ago at work. Most of them are all quilting related. I have a blog that I was doing before I started back to work full-time in Jan 2013. I keep saying I’m going to get back to it, but I also have fibromyalgia and the energy is just not there after working all day and trying to get a little sewing/quilting done that I love doing. I love listening youre podcasts, and reading your blog with it. Keep up the good work. BTW, LOVE your new fabric line.

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    Suz says:

    What a wonderful stash to win! I don’t own any of those books, sadly! I have been blogging for four years now. I read blogs for at least two years before I started my own! Congratulations on your milestone!

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    Jackie says:

    I have no idea how long I’ve been blogging or reading blogs! I’d guess 4 years.

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    Plum Cox says:

    Wow! 1400 posts – awesome! I love your blog – I’ve been reading it for years. I started my own blog about 3 years ago – I like it as a record of what I’ve managed to make! Thanks for the chance to win some books!

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    Joan says:

    I have been reading blogs for about 6 years!

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    Jane says:

    I discovered blogs, quilting blogs specifically, in about 2007, maybe 2008. They became such a part of my daily routine I’ve had to kind of do my own self intervention and cut back some!

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    May Britt says:

    I started to blogg in august 2006 and I am still blogging. When I started to blog it was just to have a diary for myself, but in increased rapidly. And I have found so many great quiltingfriends all over the world. So I will continue to blog and read blogs.

    Love your fabrics and they are in so good colours. Would love to work with these.

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    amira says:

    Wow!!! You uave done amazing. You have inspired probably nore than you have posted. I know i am one of them. Great job. May more success comes to you.

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    Tanya says:

    I don’t have my own blog, but I’ve been getting inspiration from quilting blogs for the past 18 months or so. I’ve tried so many new things I never would have dreamed of. Thanks for all your inspiration!

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    Dortha Clemmons says:

    I have been reading blogs for about 4 years. You get so much inspiration for blogs. You can learn from them. So much eye candy.

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    Gill says:

    Congratulations Amy!
    I’ve been reading blogs for around four years – your’s was one of the first I found!

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    Congratulations on your many successes. Can’t wait to see the finished quilts. I’ve been blogging for about seven years, but with multiple blogs (can you say scattered interests) I’ve only written about a 140 posts on my Stitching Times blog. Guess it might be time to buckle down and focus. LOL.

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    Kacey W. says:

    I’ve been blogging since October, I think. A whopping 47 posts! I’ve been reading blogs a lot longer, though. Congrats on all your success!!

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    Hi! Ive been bloggimg for one year and Ive been reading blogs for two! Pretty newbie!

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    Congratulations!!!! That’s awesome. I have been blogging since …wow I went to look and it’s been almost ten years. Wow. I have less than 600 posts in that time though. LOL

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    Judy W says:

    I started blogging in January, 2011 but I’ve been doing more reading than blogging lately. Time isn’t there so I’d rather look at inspiration than share. Thanks for the chance.

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    Congrats on your blogiversary AND your new fabric line!!! I have been reading blogs for about two years and blogging for 1.5 years. Thanks for the chance at the generous giveaway!

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    Cindy says:

    I discovered blogs only a few months ago and it has changed my quilting life. I made the cover quilt from Modern Neutrals and it is favorite project so far.

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    Laura B says:

    I’ve been reading blogs for about a year. Congratulations on your new fabric line.

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    Julia says:

    I’ve been reading blogs for about three years and I’ve been blogging sporadically for two. I’m always so excited to see new posts pop up on my blog roll! Congrats on your fabric line!

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    Krista says:

    How wonderful! I love your fabrics (I’ve been on a bit of a neutral binge myself lately). I’ve been blogging since 2009 and love all the people I’ve “met” through various blogs.

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    Margaret says:

    I’ve been reading blogs for five years and finally started my own last January. Yours was one of the first I found!

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    I set up my blog about 4 years ago, wrote 3 posts and stopped. Got back to it earlier this year, renamed it and have tried to bog at least once a week since. Since I learned about Feedly I have subscribed to more blogs and read them all regularly. I get such a kick out of looking at how many views my posts get and love getting comments

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    Kymberly says:

    Wow! Congrats on all you’ve accomplished in 6 years. I found your blog last fall during the Bloggers Quilt Festival. I’ve been blogging for about 3 years.

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    Pat S says:

    I love your fabric line and would love to win that collection of books – all of them wonderful! I’ve been blog reading for the past 6 years and I especially enjoy your posts.

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    Cindy says:

    Congrats! And love reading your blog and listening to the podcast. I’ve been blogging for about 5 years. Time flies!

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    Betsy says:

    Amy what a generous giveaway. I have been blogging for about six years now and I still learn new things.

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    Lisa Marie says:

    I have been reading blogs for about 3 or 4 years but haven’t started my own. Maybe someday. Love your blog! The new fabrics look gorgeous!

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    Jackie says:

    I started blogging 2 1/2 years ago after discovering quilting podcasts and quilt blogs. I have been following you since I started listening to your podcast which I greatly enjoy.

    Great fabric designs, you must be thrilled. A couple of your books are on my wish list. :)


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    Congratulations, Amy! What an amazing journey you are on! Thanks so much for the giveaway. I’ve been blogging and reading blogs for almost three years. Yours was one of the first I found and I’m so thankful that I did. :)

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    Tina Short says:

    Hi, I dont have a blog but am thinking about it. I’ve been ‘stalking’/reading blogs for about 3 years now… interesting to see what everyone is up to. Thanks for such a generous giveaway.

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    Wow! Congratulations on your success and longevity! I have been blogging for about a year although recently have been on a hiatus due to an international move. I hope to get back to blogging soon. I have been reading blogs for about 2 years, which is approximately when I began sewing and quilting. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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    Kati R. says:

    First thing after breakfast: drooling over your fabrics :))) I’ve been reading blogs for about 3 years now ( I know, a little late for the party ) and started blogging a little over 2 yeasts ago. Thanks for the opportunity to win, I’d be thrilled! I’m also a Quiltcast listener! :)

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    Amy Verne says:

    I do not blog and have only been following blogs for about six months. I post my finishes on Instagram for my friends and family to see. And I love your books!

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    Barbara Orozco says:

    I found blog land about three years agot when I needed a quilting 101, and I have had a blog of my own for two years now, but I don’t manage to blog regularly.
    This is a wonderful giveaway, thanks for the chance!

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    stephanie says:

    Your blog is beautiful! I have been reading blogs for 3 years and admire everyone’s creativity and willingness to share!

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    I’ve been blogging seven years, starting right before our family moved to Brazil. We’re back in the US now after six years there, and I’m starting to focus more on my quilting blog, which is still in its infancy!

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    Monica says:

    I’ve been blogging (and reading them) since July 4, 2009.

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    Katie says:

    I have only just started reading blogs and am working on starting my own to keep a track of the items I have made since I started sewing 2 years ago (would love to know what any of you think). I love reading all these inspirational blogs in my lunch hour. Congratulations on your fabric line, it looks fab! Good luck to everyone in your amazing giveaway.

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    Shelley S says:

    I have probably been reading blogs for a few years now. I love the inspiration I can get from others. Some day I may start a blog so that I can inspire others as well.

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    EdDa Kraynak says:

    I don’t blog, but have been reading blogs for several years now. I have a real love for neutrals too and am looking forward to your fabric line. I’m also a first time participant in your fabric swap. :)

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    Fran says:

    Congratulations on the milestones – seriously impressive! I’ve been reading quilt blogs since I started quilting nearly 3 years ago. Thanks for the inspiration & wonderful tutorials, as a largely blog-taught quilter your posts have been so incredibly helpful.

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    Gaye Mathusek says:

    What an amazing accomplishment! 1400 posts! I love having your blog on my Flipboard. It’s a must read. Your work is inspiring and the give away is so generous. Thank you for all you do for our quilting community! Your voice is unique and wonderful.

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    Lynette says:

    Thanks for the chance for that wonderful set of books! I started blogging Jan 2011 after “watching” for almost a year. It was a way to fill in a huge hole that gaped when my cousin died – she and I were quilting budding across the country through Facebook and the post. Blogging was the perfect antidote to my sudden quilting loneliness! I’ve met so many friends, found amazing inspiration and motivation, and greatly increased my skills. I love coming to your blog. :)

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    Ethel Tobin says:

    I listen to Quiltcast all the time. I would enjoy getting started with making Modern Quilts. I am glad that you have been on the blog for six years. Thanks for your podcast.

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    Diane says:

    Congratulations Amy! I’m so excited for you! Your fabrics are so beautiful!

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    Lori Smanski says:

    congrats on 1400 posts and your own fabric line. this is so very cool. I do not have my own blog but I have been following quilt blogs now for two years and have loved the tips and help and all the inspiration. thanks for being a part of all that. thanks for the chance to win.

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    Cindy says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of posts. I’ve been following you since Modern Basics and listen to you podcast fairly often. I don’t blog yet, and now I can’t bug you about working on your pink? quilt, since you have a bunch of quilts to make with your OWN! fabric line. I’m sure you have to finish them for Spring Market. I see some great fabrics in there, congrats on the fabric line!

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    I have been blogging for just over a year. 90ish posts so far. I have tons of ideas, but 2 small kids that keep me from being overly productive in my sewing room.

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    Roberta says:

    I have been reading blogs since 2011 and I love it! So much inspiration, beauty and talent! Congrats on the new fabric line!

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    Laurie says:

    I’ve been reading blogs for several years and started my own over a year ago. I found you through your Bloggers’ Quilt Festival, which is still one of the coolest quilting events in the blogosphere!

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    Kathygkc says:

    I only started listening to podcasts a little over a year ago, and last month I found yours! Your podcast led me to your blog, and now I check in with you about once a week. :)

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    Lynn says:

    I am approaching my 1000th post. I’m not sure how long I’ve been blogging. I should figure that out though.

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    JOY says:

    I started blogging in 2010 … and don’t remember when I started reading blogs. It was earlier than 2010 ;)

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    Barb N says:

    As a slogan from cigarette commercials in the 70’s said, “You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!” And I say that in the best way as congratulations on all your accomplishments – awesome! Now for your question: I’ve been blogging about 2 years, but I’m not very prolific. It’s just enjoyable!

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    i’ve been reading blogs for about 8 years now. Your note today reminded me that I have not updated my own (very minimal) quilt blog for a very long time – thank you for the reminder ;-)

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    Julie says:

    I am new to the world of quilt blogs– reading and learning for the past six mos or so. Thanks for the opportunity to win and for your posts and podcasts.

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    Shari says:

    Congratulations on your very successful blog. I’ve been blogging since 2008 and have posted over 500 times. My blog is really quiet now but it’s great to have been witness to so many wonderful, innovative quilters expanding our quilting universe. Thank you. And just adore your fabric line – hopefully I can find it locally as I have pledged not to buy fabric from overseas (I live in Australia).

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    cynthia says:

    How long? Seems like always! Thanks for all your efforts and inspirations and information!

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      Linda Oliver says:

      this prize package is so great….I want to get into Modern quilting and these books will help me alot….starting reading blogs last year ….sure do like them….thank you

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    Trina says:

    WOW!! Congrats on 1400+ blog posts!! Go you!! I’ve been blogging for about three years now. Several false starts but loving where my blog is at these days. :) Congrats again!

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    Rina says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary and all the remarkable things that have happened in the last six years! Love the new fabric line! Neutrals and geometrics are my favorites and now you’ve combined them. Can’t wait to see it in stores so I can start playing with it.
    I’ve been reading blogs for about two years and started one late last year but have to admit that it’s just been sitting silent for the last few months. Guess I’m more of a reader than writer.

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    Debbie Collins says:

    Love your new fabrics, congratulations. I have only been reading your blog about a year,, but love every entry!

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    Joye says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary of blogging and most especially for your new fabric line and for the great books you’ve created. I have been reading blogs for years now (can’t remember how many) but I am not a blogger myself. I’m afraid if I started to blog then I wouldn’t have time to quilt, sew, and craft! Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous prizes!

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    James says:

    Hi Amy – I’ve been following your blog for a few hundred posts now, and all the Quiltcasts (love!). Don’t blog myself – not enough time in the day. And I don’t have kids so can’t imagine how you do it all!! Congratulations on all your achievements; thanks for the chance to win!

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    Vicki W says:

    Congratulations on a big milestone! I have been blogging since 2006.

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    Jenny says:

    i stopped blogging in 2012. ive been reading blogs for probably 5 years? gosh, can that be right? i know your blog was one of my first! congratulations on such milestone achievements here Amy! i love neutrals too!!!!

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    Brynn says:

    I’ve been following blogs since I decided to make my oldest daughter’s quilt in 2008 – six years!

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    Debbie says:

    I have tried blogging, about 6 months ago, and will get back to it. However, about a year and one half ago I found quilting blogland, and it really changed my life! What an outlet for my creativity, and what an entire group of wonderful, inspired people to teach and sew together! All I can say is thank you , also, congratulations!

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    Betty says:

    I have been reading your blog and have enjoyed watching your progression in the quilt world. Good luck with your fabric.

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    BjoLIz says:

    Hey Amy,
    I listen to and love your Quiltcast podcast. Your banter with April is both enjoyable and informative. I have been reading blogs for about 2 years now, but do not blog myself. I want you to know that I have and LOVE the book “Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe”. I made the quilt top Across the Quad for a upcoming HS grad and I know she will love it. Now, to decide how to quilt it?….I would love to win those other books as well and give a friend my current book. The Modern Quilt movement intrigues me, although I have 3 non-sewing daughters and 2 of them that they love the traditional blocks instead – go figure.

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    Beth says:

    I don’t have my own blog, but I have been reading blogs for about four years. Love yours!

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    Regan says:

    I’ve been blogging for over 3 years, but have been following blogs for ages! And yeah, I often wonder what I’d be doing if it weren’t for all the wonderful things I’ve seen, learned from, and been inspired by from blogs! They’ve definitely changed my life…..for the better! :o)

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    Taya@TypeB says:

    What an amazing milestone! I have been blogging since the summer of 2009 for family and then I started a public quilting journal in 2010. I had noticed that my quilting/crafting posts had taken over our “what we did this weekend” posts and I knew I needed a different platform for my fabric obsession. Congrats and thanks for sharing all you do!

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    Gene Black says:

    I started blogging in June of 2006- and I do believe I started reading blogs that same year.

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    Susanne says:

    I have been enjoying blogs since 2009…and yours was one of the first I stumbled upon. I have used many patterns found on blogs, and have gotten many great ideas from quilting bloggers. Congratulations and thank you for the chance to win!

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    Ruth Bahri says:

    I started blogging in 2005 although the current blog has posts from 2006 on. Your blog and all your activities are wonderful, Amy, you are giving so much of yourself to the quilting community!

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    Penni says:

    I’ve been blogging for about 10 years and reading blogs for about the same time. I love the inspiration that all the other blogs give me. It expands your community of knowledge and inspiration. When you aren’t feeling particularly creative you can always find someone online that has their mojo working and it gets the creative juices flowing. Last fall my business celebrated its 10 year anniversary… and blogs/blogging have been a big part of that.

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    karen says:

    Hi Amy, I have been blogging for 7 full years now and love it – I am totally hooked on blogging and have learned more about the quilt world on line then I have in my little corner of the world which doesn’t even have a local quilt shop – the books all look interesting! I love to incorporate modern with traditional as I am more of a traditionalist but kind of mix the two at times.

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    Carla says:

    Congrats on all your success. I’ve been cheering you on for about three years now when I started blogging
    : )

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    Sylvia says:

    I started my first blog just after we had moved back to Utah in 2007.

    Congratulations on your 1400th post! Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful books!

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    Molly says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! I started my quilting journey with you at the ORB quilt a long in 2009. The zig zag quilt you hosted was my second ever quilt! I started my blog shortly afterward to be connected with all my new on-line quilting friend and share my growth. I then did a sampler quilt a long you hosted on your blog that really helped me grow in my skills. Now I’ve gotten away from blogging as I’ve switched over to instagram (Baileygirl_5 there) for most of my progress pictures. After six years I guess I’ve said it all … I used to follow a ton of blogs but that has also fell away with the demise of google reader and my inability to leave comments from my iPad. I mostly follow other quilters on IG and use pinterest to find blog posts about quilts I love and tutorials. Congrats on your fabric line and they are all beautiful. Can’t wait to be able to buy some!

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    Sarah says:

    Four years apparently. I had to go check and I can’t believe it has been four years. I have FAR LESS posts then you have, but blogging is a fun thing for sure. Congrats on the 1400 posts! Your blog is so fun to follow!

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    Congrats!! Fantastic giveaway!! I have been blogging almost 2 yrs quilting just a little over 2 yrs, and I agree the online and quilting community is amazing!! I own your Modern Neutrals book, but would love the rest and would pay it forward and make someones day by gifting it!!

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    Jennifer says:

    I have been blogging off and on for 6-8 years (writing and reading). Love your blog!

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    Leila says:

    Congrats! I started blogging about 3 1/2 years ago.

    When we got high speed internet about 5 years ago (and I was able to surf around better) my sister in law’s sister linked to your Bloggers Quilt Festival. It was the first time I realized that there were online quilting blogs. Thanks for being there at the beginning of my quilt obsession. :)

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    Jayne says:

    What a huge, huge milestone! Congrats! Its was blogs like yours that inspired me to start my blog! I have only been blogging less than 6 months, but it has been wonderful! So much support from so many wonderful people!

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    Kit Lang says:

    Hi Amy,

    I started quilting in…2008, I think? I started blogging a couple of months later, and a couple of months after THAT, you had your very first Bloggers Quilt Festival in 2009, and I put the third quilt I ever made in it, called “Saucy Divo”. It was, in part, the encouragement I had from you personally as well as your readers that set me on the road I am today.

    Thanks for that, and for the chance to win all these great books. “You’ve come a long way, baby!”

    Congratulations. :)

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    lisa swinney says:

    I blogged when my son was a baby so around 9 years ago…those blogs changed to quilting over the years. I miss the baby blog though and it is so fun to read my old posts.

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    Pam says:

    Well, congratulations on your success! I see a neutrals quilt in my future as your fabrics are a must have! I wish you continued success…just loved reading your blog the past 7 years…that’s how long I’ve been blogging and hopping!

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    Alison says:

    I’ve been a reader and follower for two years now! Congrats on your big milestone!

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    Dolly says:

    I’d love to win these books. I have fabric just waiting for new inspiration, and I like mine MODERN ! Thanks !

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    Andrea says:

    Hi Amy,
    Congratulations on your continued success and hard work. I’ve been blogging for about the same amount of time as you…maybe a bit longer. I’ve been a bit more quieter as I focus on my work more, and less on my blog. So great to see how you have spread your wings :-)

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    Lisa Mather says:

    Congrats! Love your fabrics! I’d love to have those books in my collection! I’ve been blogging about 2 years.

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    Terri van Gulik says:

    Wow. 6 years and 1400 posts, and you own fabric line. Congratulations! I’ve only been reading blogs for about the last 6 months. Although some sites I have gone back at least a couple of years worth of posts.

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    Erin Marie says:

    I found your blog when I heard about the first Sewing Summit. I had been following Erin’s blog for awhile (can’t remember how long) and when she announced SS, I came over and checked out your blog. And stayed. :-)

    I love your fabric! It looks amazing.

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    Wendy L says:

    I ‘found’ blogs once I became a stay at home mum in 2010. My sister introduced me i think as she started blogging about her move to Canada. I started with sewing ones and now I read so much this way…. Craft/DIY/parenting/gardening. Love blogs! Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Jess S says:

    I discovered blogging around 2008 I think. I had a yard sale and had a few quilts out there, store bought ones, when my neighbor from accross the street came over to see. She saw the quilts and starting telling me all about her wonderful daughters blog and the blogging world. She even came over the next day with the web address for her daughters blog for me, psiquilt was the first blog I ever read and it got me hooked.

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    Judy Cooper says:

    I’ve been blogging since August, 2009. It’s been fun! I’m up to 741 posts.

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    Ruth says:

    I started blogging in 2009 and am at just about 500 posts. I’ll be having a giveaway soon also!

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    ruth says:

    I discovered blogs a couple of years ago since retiring and becoming passionate about quilting. Sorry to say I am on the computer reading about quilting more than sewing! Want to learn it all!

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    Heidi says:

    I’m blogging now for about 4 years and I have to admit it was the blogger’s quilt festival which made me start it :-)
    I just wanted to be part of that fun !

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    I just celebrated my 5th blogiversary and I think I have been reading your blog for that long. Congratulations on your new fabric line. The fabrics are gorgeous.

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    Nita says:

    I’ve been blogging for 3 years or so. I enjoy it, it’s another creative outlet for me. I love these modern neutral quilts…i want to make one!

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    donna says:

    I started blogging in July 2010–and reading blogs then. What I world of quilting I had been missing before then!

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    mjb says:

    I’ve been reading blogs since 2005 or so, and blogging sporadically ever since, although I’ve never put much into it. Congrats on your milestone!

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    Avis says:

    I’ve been blogging since December 2011. It was that time after Christmas when the family are around and my daughter would ask me yet again “Why don’t you blog about your quilting and crafting?” This time I had no excuses (I’d made a few in the past) and so I got to it. I had a week off work so it was time to learn something new for the New Year and I did it. I can honestly say, I’ve never looked back. I love to write the posts and read all of the other lovely blogs out there for inspiration. The international blogging family is amazing!
    Thank you for hosting the giveaway with such gorgeous prizes. I wish you all the luck in the world with your new fabric line!

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    A little over 2 years

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    charlotte says:

    I found quilty blogland in winter of 2010 or so and began blogging myself in 2011. I have really enjoyed reading and being inspired by you and others like you. Congratulations on your success.

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    Dar in MO says:

    Hi Amy, I started following blogs about 5 years ago and finally jumped in to start one in 2012. I am a follower of your blog but haven’t had a chance to listen to a Quiltcast yet. I love neutrals too and your fabrics look wonderful. Sure hope I’m lucky enough to win one of your books. Congratulations on your blog anniversary.

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    Linda K says:

    I have been blogging for almost 3 years. What a great adventure it is! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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    Brenda says:

    I celebrated my sixth anniversary of blogging in February. Congrats on all your achievements!

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    Penny G says:

    I just looked and found out I began blogging as a journal about my health in October of 2007. I started reading about other peoples quilts and then a little about mine. I entered your Blogger’s Quilt Festival early and tried to respond to every entrant, but it got too big so I have for the most part moved away from it. I enter sometimes, but I liked telling the story behind my quilts, so I just started doing that more on my own blog.

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    Debra Kay Neiman says:

    Congratulations on 6 years…great anniversary. I do not have a blog, but I started reading blogs about three years ago when I knew I wanted to quilt when I retired. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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    Laura Hayward says:

    Congratulations, AMY!! What an accomplishment. I have flitting around Blog Land for about 4 years now. I love seeing what others are doing and soaking up all the inspiration.

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    I’ve been reading blog for a 5 or 6 years and I’ve been attempting to blog for the last couple, not very consistently…
    Love your blog read it all the time, thanks for the give away

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    Donna W says:

    I do not have a blog yet, but love to read others. I started follow blogs in early 2013, and am hooked. So much wonderful inspiration and advice on quilting and “life”.

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    KAY says:

    Congrats on all your posts!!!!!!!! I hope you treat yourself to a celebration too. I have been reading sewing blogs for about 2 years now and sewing for that length of time too. I love to read for inspiration. Thanks for a great giveaway. xx

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    Love your blog, Amy. Been blogging for about 3 years, on and off. Lately I’ve been more consistent and just published my 60th! Mary

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    MoeWest says:

    I’ve been reading blogs since about 2004 or 2005 when I became interested in quilting. Thanks for writing one of the blogs that I enjoy and am inspired by. One of the first quilts I made was from Modern Basics.

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    I discovered blogs in 2009, and started blogging myself soon after. It has been a wonderful adventure! Congratulations on all your wonderful accomplishments!

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    Sally says:

    I’ve been blogging sporadically for about four years, and have committed to keeping up with my projects on the blog this year. Thanks for the chance – I joined the Quiltcast Fitbit group too!

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    Congratulations Amy! You have achieved so much in 6 years and your hard work has paid off. You are so king to share your talents with all of us in this online quilting community.

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    Catherine says:

    Congratulations on your 6 year blogversary and thank you for all the inspiration. I’ve been blogging for about two years.

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    Karen says:

    What a great giveaway! I have been blogging since September, 2006, which is a very long time Sometimes I write three posts a day for a week, then other times, I can’t think of a thing to write for days. Love your blog!

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    Janine says:

    I’ve been blogging for two and a half years. Congrats on your fabric line. It must be really exciting to sew with your own fabrics and you’re definitely an inspiration for the rest of us :)

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    Brenda Wiseman says:

    I don’t blog, but have been following blogs (intermittantly) for quite a few years. And before blogs, when I was just getting back into quilting after a major bout with chronic fatigue syndrome in the mid-nineties, I subscribed to mail-lists, the forerunner of blogs, I believe. It’s amazing what a difference computers, the internet, and then the world wide web have made to quilting. Patterns at your fingertips, fabric shopping without leaving home, knowing what’s going to be available in stores before it arrives, and I could go on and on. Back in the days of mail-lists, the big thing was block and/or fabric swaps. I must have a zillion 6″ nine-patches along with 6 1/2″ matching fabric squares (although they’ve all been played with so much it would be impossible to match them up now). I’d kind of forgotten about them — should sew them all together and make charity quilts out of them.

    It’s hard to imagine 1400 distinct “letters” from you over six years to I don’t know how many followers you have. And, your celebratory giveaway is right up my alley, because what I “stash” besides fabric are books, and they play a very important part of my life. When my health keeps me from doing much, I quilt vicariously through my books and old magazines.

    I’ve had to stop buying books for the most part because I ended up with a drastically reduced income six years ago when I went on disability because I could no longer work. But I can tell you that I’ve read a number of your books through our public library. (They do have more recent books than I do.) I love the peek at your modern neutrals, and the kind of patterns shown on the cover of your book of the same title.

    I can’t imagine how thrilled I would be to have the entire batch of books you have written or been a part of, along with a chance to fondle some bits of your fabric. You are extremely generous, and I thank you for making this giveaway possible. I know that whoever wins will thoroughly enjoy it.

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    Jan says:

    I’ve been reading your blog and learning from you for the five years that I’ve been quilting! Love your modern neutrals!!

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    Marianne says:

    Congrats, Amy…..your fabrics are exquisite!!!! I’ve been blogging just over three years, and love it!!!

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    Natalia says:

    Congratulations Amy! I am so very, very happy for you and your successes! :)

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    Cathie says:

    I’ve been reading quilting blogs for about 3 years. so much inspiration! Love your Modern Neutrals.

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    Kira says:

    I’ve been blogging since 2008.

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    floribunda says:

    What a great giveaway — of course I’d love to win… I’ve been reading blogs and blogging myself (though somewhat sporadically) for about 8 years. Congratulations on your 1400th post!

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    Kellye Kimball says:

    I’ve been reading blogs for almost 2 years now. I love all things modern! :) Congratulations to you!!!

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    Diane says:

    What a give away! I am not a blogger, but have been reading blogs for about 3-4 years. Feedly makes it so easy! And yes, I listen to your podcast.

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    The designs look fabulous and I could use them in all my projects! Congratulations! The books would be great inspiration. I have been blogging for a couple of years and love it, this is a great community!

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    Carla G says:

    I’ve been reading blogs for about 2 years. I love to see all the wonderful projects that you all make. :)

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    Barb in MI says:

    Wow, congrats on 1400! I started blogging in September of 2009 and are nowhere near your posting number. Thanks – love your blog and festivals.

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    Linda Fleming says:

    Well done,Amy!
    I’ve been reading blogs for just over a year.

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    Tabitha K. says:

    First, congratulations! It is awesome to have accomplished so much! I just found a love of all things quilting in the last couple months and then I found quilting blogs. Yours has been so inspiring and I love your new fabric line! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    cecilia says:

    I used to blog now I just read an enjoy. Congratulations

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    Cindi C says:

    Congratulations on 6 years. I don’t blog myself but I sure enjoy reading a good one. Thanks for all the sharing, it’s so inspirational.

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    Nadine in N. Cali says:

    Congratulations on your 1400 blogs! I have been reading blogs for about a year and found yours about two months ago. Your fabrics are beautiful and your books have been tempting me for awhile. Love that you share so much and inspire the rest of us. Thanks for a chance at your giveaway.

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    Denise in PA says:

    Wow! Congrats on the posts, the books and the fabric. The fabric – oh my! I love it! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

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    Gretchen F says:

    I have been blogging for about 4 years. I’ve been reading blogs even longer than that, but blogging about 4.
    Thanks for the email heads up about the giveaway!

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    Tracey Mc says:

    Wow, I’ve been a sporadic blogger for 6 years (a measly 215 posts in that time) and reading blogs for 13 years.
    Well done on 6 years and 1400 posts

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    Carol in E TN says:

    I have been reading blogs for over 8 yrs. I love learning from others and get inspiration for my quilting. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Daryl says:

    I’m celebrating my 6th year blog anniversary this month too! I’m also having a giveaway too. So happy blog anniversary to you and me, :0)

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    Sarah says:

    I’ve been reading blogs for 1 year now, and I’m just starting to think about creating my own.

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    Laura says:

    I’ve been blogging since 2011, but I’ve been reading blogs about 7 years.

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    Kalynn says:

    I met you at International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, got an autographed copy of your first book “Modern Basics” So much fun! After Market I found your blog and many others you recommended. Love reading them and learning so much.

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    Lorna says:

    Congratulations on the 1400 blogs and fabulous fabrics! Wow, what a great celebration!! This is my third year of blogging. I’ve been reading your blog for two years.

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    carolyn montgomery says:

    i started following blogs when i ret’d in 2005.

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    Gidget Shenefield says:

    6 years… that is huge! Congrats!

    I visit many blogs …but I don’t have a blog
    I would say around 10 years.

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    Diane says:

    I love your books and I follow your blog. Too busy to start my own blog.

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    NancyB from Many LA says:

    I’ve been reading blogs for a few years, but have no idea exactly how long!

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    Susan says:

    I followed just a few logs until I got an ipad and lost my job- both within 5 days. I subscribe to Feedly and each time I open the app, it loads all the new posts from each blog I follow. I never miss a post!

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    Congratulations Amy! How exciting! I have been reading blogs since around 2006 and found you shortly after you started blogging. It has been really fun to watch you grow. Congrat’s on your blogiversary too! Thanks for the fun!

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    Mary says:

    Been blogging about 9 months and enjoy the contact it gives me with other quilters!

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    Irina says:

    Congratulations! Your fabric line looks beautiful! I’ve been blogging for 5 years now… Happy Paddy’s Day!

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    Lynda H says:

    following bloggers like you have inspired my 69 y/o bones to get on board the modern quilt trend and I am having a blast – I really like the low volume quilts and cannot wait to get some of your new fabrics. I must admit that my latest color trend is all greys and yellows, but really, I work with just about any colors.

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    Jessica says:

    I’ve been blogging on and off for years but the most recent stretch on one project has been the last two years on Sew Many Blocks. I’ve also been reading blogs all along.

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    Megan says:

    Congratulations on your blgging milestone and your first fabric line – how exciting!! I just discovered quilting and quilting blogs a year ago and have been happily immersing myself in both ever since!

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    Jean says:

    I started my blog in August of 2011. Wow… I didn’t even realize it has been that long. Lol

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    Kathe says:

    I’ve been following you for some time and have watched your talent grow and grow. I tried to start a blog but just never kept with it. I follow others and enjoy their readings. Thanks for being an inspiration and keep up the good blogging!

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    Katie says:


    I’ve been blogging off and on for a decade. Currently off and thinking about where I want to go next with it.

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    Amy says:

    Wow! Time flies! So excited for you and happy for you. Here’s to many more with increasing success. *hugs*

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    félicitations pour cet heureux anniversaire
    Pour moi j’ai commencé mon blog il y a 6 ans aussi et je connais l’investissement que cela demande
    traduct google
    congratulations on this happy birthday
    For me I started my blog there is also 6 years and I know that this requires investment

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    Sarah says:

    Congratulations! I started reading blogs about 6 years ago. I’ve heard the trend is moving away from blogging but I really enjoy reading them. Love your fabric line!

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    audrey says:

    Congrats on 6 yrs of blogging and all your other incredible accomplishments! I’ve been blogging for almost 4 yrs. and reading quilt blogs for about 6. Your first quilt festival was esp. inspiring to me.:)

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    Rebecca says:

    I’ve been blogging for about 5 years, but only regularly for about 3. THANKS for the chance at those books!

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    Melissa Quinn says:

    I’ve been reading blogs for about 10 months now. Got interested in them through facebook and pinterest and blog lovin suggestions. I just love to collect ideas and there are so many out there. Congrats on the fabric line. I’ve never seen a style like that before so I am totally intrigued.

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    I’m approaching the six-year mark as well. Holy moley! I had no idea it had been so long. Congratulations on six years of blogging and a lovely fabric line!

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    Colleen says:

    I’ve been reading blogs for 3 or 4 years, but only started mine about a year and a half ago. I’m not a really prolific blogger – it will take me a LONG time to reach 1400 posts! Congratulations on your achievement!

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    Sallie says:

    Congratulations! I’ve been in blogland for 4 years.

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    Brianne Bitcon says:

    I’ve been reading quilting blogs for about 2 years. I already have Modern Basics, but the others look great, too.

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    Brianne Bitcon says:

    I’ve been reading quilting blogs for about 2 years. I already have Modern Basics, but the others look great, too.

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    Congrats on 6 years and 1400 posts! I’ve been blogging for 5 years and not quite to 400 posts so you’re obviously a pro! :-) But I love reading blogs (on my Macbook, NOT my phone) and see all the lovely projects and backstory.

    I’d love to own all your books – such a great giveaway! Thank you!

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    mary says:

    I have been reading blogs for about 5 years and enjoy the inspiration and 24/7 availability. Something fun to do when you can’t sleep! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    I see I have much competition! Congrats on your success. I have been blogging off and on, mostly reading the blogs of other quilters. It’s a joy to see what everyone else is working on. I love instagram for the same reason.
    Crossing fingers in Ohio! :)

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    Ana Maria says:

    I started quilting occasionally some 6 years ago. My interest and dedication gradually grew and grew, and so I started reading blogs like yours to know more about quilting. I’ve recently started a blog intended to bridge the Spanish and English speaking worlds, in quilting matters.
    I wish you happy blogging for at least 6 more years!
    Thank you!

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    Renee says:

    I’ve been quilting and reading quilting blogs since mid-2009 and blogging about it since May 2011.

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    Deb says:

    Hi Amy, Congratulations on 6 years of blogging! I’ve been blogging for 9 years and 1925 posts. It’s been a fun adventure, and I agree with you that we’ve met so many folks because of the blog! It’s been so fun!

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    Four dogs and one quilter says:

    I have been reading blogs for the past four years. Have learned so much about all aspects of quilting and the designers. Congrats on 6 years of blogging.

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    Joyce Mitchell says:

    Happy 6th blogiversary. I’m not a blogger, but I’ve been reading blogs for about 5 years now. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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    Anita says:

    Congratulations on your success! How fantastic to have your own line with Moda! I have been blogging for two years and seven months and reading blogs for just a bit longer than that. Thank you for the fantastic giveaway and congrats on 1400 posts!

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    Rita S. says:

    I’ve been reading blogs for about 1 1/2 years. I’ve learned so much with all the lessons that everyone posts. Lots of great inspiration!!

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    Sonia says:

    I discovered blogs in 2009, I didn’t know so much information was being shared. I’ve found so much inspiration, I’ve got plans for quilts that wouldn’t be sewn in a lifetime. Incredible blogging community!

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    Congrats on 1400 posts! I’ve been reading blogs since the summer of 2009 and started my own later that year. I haven’t even hit 500 posts yet – guess I’d better get going!

    Love your fabric! I’m going to need all the greys :)

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    Sheila says:

    You have achieved so much in 6yrs, well done.
    I have been blogging for about 3 years now and have met so many super like-minded people, it’s been fun.

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    Teje says:

    Congratulations Amy! Your NEW fabric Line looks fantastic! I started my blog 3,5 years ago and reading blogs perhaps 1 year earlier. It was one of the best decisions I have made! Your blog and works are so insrpiring! Thank you for a fantastic give away! Sunny wishes from GREECE! x Teje

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    Jessica C says:

    I have been blogging for six years, though the last year has been extremely sparse. Congratulations on your longevity!

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    Jackie says:

    I love your neutral line,and congrats on your 1400 post. I don’t have a blog but have been following blogs for about a year.

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    Congratulations on so many huge milestones. But your own fabric line? Wow!!! So impressed and excited for you. When it comes out I’ll be excited for me and will stock it in my shop. I’ve been blogging for several years but only recently with my quilty blog. My intensions for my blog aren’t really coming to fruition because I decided to hop on the “I really want to sell fabric” voice in my head. That leaves me busier than I anticipated and my poor blog gets neglected in spurts. Thank you for your generous giveaway!!


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    Judith Gale says:

    I retired almost a year ago and started my new career quilting. I also started blogging and reading blogs. I love all of it and I’m having a fantastic time. I’d love to win these books!

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    Congratulations on your 1400th post but more importantly on your new fabric line. It’s lovely.

    I started my homemaking blog in 2008 but I had a writing blog before that and a writing website even before that. Now I’m attempting to keep up with both.

    Thanks for the great giveaway and the chance to win!

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    I started blogging in 2007 for my family and friends and then when my blog started getting really project heavy in 2010, I added a crafting blog.

    Congrats on the fabric line! It is lovely. I have not worked with neutrals by themselves before and I must say these are very tempting. :)

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    Heather says:

    Congratulations Amy, so many exciting things! I’ve been blogging probably 3yrs or so, and reading blogs about that long as well. Also, I listen to all of your podcasts and enjoy all the practical and useful info that you and April give.

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    Rita says:

    Congrats on your success of writing, quilting, and creating with fabrics. I love the look of using contrasting neutrals in quilts. You have very interesting blog!

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    Wow! Congrats! You’ve accomplished SO MUCH in the last six years! Wowsa! I too have been blogging for six years…although I started with my orchard blog…then added my creative and family blog onto that…. I heart the blogging world!

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    CJ says:

    How exciting for you to have a fabric line debuting soon!! I can’t wait to see the entire line. I joined the quilt blogging community sometime in 2007. I blogged for awhile but found it took me so much time and that was time I’d rather be sewing! I’d love to win this great giveaway. :)

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    Jean says:

    Congratulations! You’ve done a great job!

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    Lauren JH says:

    Congratulations on this milestone!!! I believe that I have been reading your blog regularly for most the the last six years!

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    Becky Greene says:

    Congratulations!! I have been reading blogs for about two and a half years. I am still amazed at all the talent, creativity and generosity out there on the blogs! Here is to the next six years!

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    Carole M says:

    I honestly don’t know how long I’ve been following blogs along in blog land. It is either 7 years, or 4 – based on having more computer time with the birth of my children. Congratulations on 6 years! Wonderful!

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    Beth-Near Washington DC says:

    I’ve been blogging since summer 2009, when I took a vacation to South Africa… I didn’t want to forget any part of the vacation, and subsequent move to South Africa! But I’ve been reading blogs since long before that!

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    Patti says:

    Congratulations on all your amazing and well deserved success, Amy! I started blogging in 2011, and now it seems I read so many inspiring blogs, my own blogging is taking a backseat! Thanks for sharing your talent with us, and for the giveaway.

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    Debra says:

    I have been reading blogs for about 2 1/2 years; I follow over 150 blogs! Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely bundle of books.

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    Lee says:

    congrats on your blogging milestone! I have been reading and commenting on blogs for about 6 years now! I love reading yours! thank you!

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    Summer says:

    I started really looking at blogs about 4-5 years ago and started my own 3 years ago last month. Congrats on your 6 years! You’re awesome!

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    Diane H says:

    Wow, congratulations. I discovered Blogland in 2009 and started my own in 2010. Fabulous community!

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    Becky says:

    Yay for 1,400 posts! I started blogging 4 years ago, but really started connecting with others – particularly with sewing 2 years ago.

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    Jitka says:

    I blog for 3 years. I like watching what is other part of world working on.

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    Jessica says:

    WOW! 6 years! I started blogging on the 12th August 2013. I have a total of 8 followers and 45 published posts! ha ha, nothing on you. But Im just blogging for fun really. You have done so well! Books, fabric, …everything!! One thing I really love about blogging is I feel as though I have joined a fantastic community! Thanks for the chance…and goodluck for the future!

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    staci says:

    Congrats on the fabric line! I have been reading blogs since about 2007. I started one but left it then came back to blogging last year. I love the creative community so much I didn’t realize how much I missed it. :)

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    Lisa E says:

    What an amazing 6 years that you’ve had! I have your Modern Neutrals book and love it. Your new fabric line looks like it will be quite successful too. I’ve been reading blogs for about 3 years now. Love them!

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    Diane Steiger says:

    I found the quilt blogs about 2 years ago. Love learning new things daily.

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    Kate R says:

    Congratulations on such a long time of wonderful blog posting! 1400 is a lot of posts! I’ve been reading blogs about as long as they’ve been around – quite a while now! I have my own but it’s been quiet for a few months now….

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    Ruth Paul says:

    Congratulations on 6 years of blogging. Wow, 1400 posts. I have been blogging since February 2010.

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    Dianne Giles says:

    I discovered blogs 5 years ago and they have been my inspiration and direction as to “how to quilt”. I am self taught and it is only through blogs like yours that I have the confidence and ability to quilt and actually win a Blue Ribbon! Thank you Amy, for 6 glorious years of blogging and now podcasting. You rock girl!! xxooxx

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    Kathy W says:

    I have been listening to your podcast as I walk and look forward to your weekly chat with April! Thanks!

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    Happy 1400!!

    I’ve been blogging since 2007 and probably reading blogs since 2006. I’ve had lots of fun learning new things and meeting new people through blogs.

    p.s. LOVE the fabric!

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    Sue says:

    Congratulations! 6 years! I have been reading your blog for about 18 months since I started quilting and I have learnt so much – Thank you!!

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    Karen says:

    I still remember the day I first stumbled upon your blog! Six years? Doesn’t seem possible! Thanks for all the fun times! PS: love your Modern Neutrals fabric

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    Dawn says:

    I started my blog in January of 2010 to document my progress on the Mariner’s Compass quilt that I made for my husband. I have found so many talented quilters through my blog and so much inspiration that I can’t imagine not being a part of the quilt blog world. Thankful

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    Mary Jo says:

    Congrats!! I’ve been blogging since 2009…but with not nearly as many posts!

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    Susan K says:

    I found the blog world in 2011/12 when I found Pat Sloan’s radio show. I started looking up the blogs of her show guests and one blog led to another and another and another. I’ve truly loved seeing and reading about so many quilts and projects. It has rejuvenated my own quilting. I don’t have a blog right now but am on Instagram as sckett where I post my current quilt projects.

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    Di J says:

    Congratulations on your wonderful milestone, Amy! Your new fabric line looks delicious. I’ve been writing my blog for 7 years, and find the connections I’ve made with the blogging community both heartwarming and inspiring. Thank you for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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    Julie says:

    I have been blogging and reading blogs for about 3 years now. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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    Sherry says:

    Congrats on your 1400th blog post Amy! I’ve gotten a lot of inspiration from your blog over the years. Thanks for a chance to win the giveaway. Keep on bloggin!

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    Trish says:

    I’ve been reading blogs since 2009. Pioneer Woman was the first one I read.

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    I’ve been reading blogs for several years and started my own — occasional — blog about 2 years ago. I love the inspiration I find online! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    MaryR says:

    I have been blogging (about books) for about 5 years. I began my quilt blog in the fall of 2012 but didn’t really do much with it until this year. I have been really inspired by the other quilting/craft/design blogs I have found through challenges and linky projects and am awed by the amazing creativity and friendliness of the online creative community. Congratulations on your fabric line — you must be so proud of yourself!

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    Jeifner says:

    I’ve been sewing since I was tiny, reading blogs for 4? Years and maker blogging for a couple. Not terribly long in blogland :)

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    Mary says:

    I have been reading blogs since 2010. I blog too, but mainly it is used for trying to win stuff :-)) I blog maybe a few times a month. I keep saying I’ll try to blog more often, but I’m too busy reading blogs!! thanks, Mary

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    Karin says:

    I have been quilting since 2006 and blogging since the beginning of 2012. And what a lot of fun it has been…
    Congrats on your fabric line…what an achievement!

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    Karen says:

    I have been reading and blogging since 2009. Thanks for all you do for Blogland. I would love to own your books.

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    Mandy says:

    Congratulations, you have done well, I have been blogging for about 61/2 years and love it.

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    june robertson says:

    I’ve been reading your blog for about six months and in addition to your own wonderful work, you’ve introduced me to many other fantastic quilters. Thanks so much for that!

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    Congratulations, Amy! What an awesome accomplishment! How exciting that you are designing fabric for Moda. Love Neutrals! will look for your fabric in my local shop. I’ve been reading blogs for around 10 years. I’ve been blogging around 6 years. Thanks for sharing with us!

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    Lynne says:

    I’ve been reading blogs since I started quilting a year ago. I love your blog and I’d be so excited to win your books. Congrats on Post 1400!

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    Sam Sinclair says:

    WOW, what a fab prize for a lucky commenter. I have been blogging since 2008, some years more than others! I love reading the inspirational blogs out there. :)

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    A little more than 7 years with 2 blogs but no where near as many posts as you have done.
    Congratulations on all your success and your own fabric! I’m feeling very inspired by your post and hope I’ll have something similar soon. I do have a column in a national quilting magazine so hopefully I’m on the right track.

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    Lin Marsh says:

    I only started blogging in January, so I’m really a newbie. But, boy, am I enjoying it! Inspiring to read the “seasoned pros” and see what they write.

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    Beth T. says:

    I think I found blogs right around when I moved to the country, ten years ago next month. It’s funny to remember there was a time when I didn’t “check in” with bloggers all over the globe. Thanks for all you do, Amy.

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    Patty D says:

    I’ve been blogging about 3 hours and really enjoy the process. I have also been enjoying your podcast – very fun.

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    I have been a blog reader since 2005, and blogging since September 2006. But I’m not even close to your amount of posts! Congrats!!!

    Oh, and you’re fabric…! LOVE!!!

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    Alycia says:

    I have been blogging since 2006 when I started Quilts of Valor in Colorado… wow… where has the time gone?

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    Lee says:

    I love the new line of fabric. Can’t wait to see it in the quilt stores. I have some ideas on how to use some of the fabrics already. I’ve been reading blogs for about 5 years and am constantly amazed at the creativity and inspiration.

    Happy 1400

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    LisaT says:

    Ive been blogging more off than on for about tob3 years. It takes away so much quilting time. I do take time to read others though. Thanks!

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    Holly Colvin says:

    I’ve been quilting a little over a year, so I’ve been reading quilting blogs for about that long! I had/have a blog for when I was in school, but I wasn’t very good at keeping it up to date. I’ve thought about reviving it to track my quilt projects, but we’ll see about that!
    Thanks for the chance to win all those fabulous books and fabric to boot!!

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    sweetfe says:

    Yeah! I have been avidly reading quilting blogs for 3 or 4 years…

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    Joan says:

    Whoo hoo 6 years of making our blogging community a better place to be! Congrats! Don’t know where we would be without you :-)

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    Rebecca Clarke says:

    Oh my goodness what an amazing milestone.
    I have been blogging for about 8 years, I started when I got married and my brother moved away to the USA and it was a good way to show him what was happening in our lives here.
    Love your blog and thank you for everything.

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    Congratulations, Amy! I will have been blogging 6 years come June. You were one of my inspirations to begin. Of course you’ve got a thousand posts on me :-). I would love to have all of your books. And I am definitely going to be a big fan of this fabric line. Thanks!

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    Cecilia says:

    Congratulations! I have been reading blogs for about 3 years now. I really enjoy all of the great tutorials and inspiration I find on the blogs. Thank you for all of the great posts.

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    Vicki says:

    I have been reading blogs for 1 yr, and blogging for 11 months! I enjoy following your blog.

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    Sara Nixon says:

    I’ve had a blog for a couple of years but I couldn’t tell you the last time I wrote anything! I’ve been reading for the same amount of time.

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    Christy says:

    Wow, 1400 posts is quite an accomplishment, not to mention all your publications! I started my blog in late 2006, but was reading quilting blogs for a while before that.Thanks for the amazing giveaway Amy!

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    Gayle says:

    I discovered the world of Modern Quilting Blogs in December of 2012. After graduating my last home schooled son I was ready to add a new hobby to my life. While researching quilting I came across my first modern quilting blog and I was imedediatley hooked.

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    Deborah says:

    Thanks for a chance to win. I found blogs in about 2006 and started my own about then – I’m not a very good blogger and prefer to read other peoples blogs rather than blogging myself!

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    Carol says:

    Congratulations Amy! A fabric line, wow, how exciting for you and for us. I discovered the quilting blogging universe about 4 years ago and started my own blog July 2012, after the very first Fat Quarterly Retreat in London. This was mainly so I could leave comments on other people’s blogs

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    Janet Autrey says:

    I attended the first Sewing Summit and discovered the world of quilting blogs! I have been reading blogs since and even started my own which I never update. Such a generous community and so willing to share. Congrats on your own fabric line – gorgeous!

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    Lizzie says:

    I’ve been blogging in fits and starts since 2012. I love meeting other quilters and trading ideas, and blocks for bees. And being a part of the “world wide web” in an active way! I think you’ve done a fabulous job at creating a voice for your work!

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    Carole S. says:

    I’ve been a blog reader since I first learned how to tap into one, at least four years. One day, I’ll do my own, but I realize how much time and effort it takes to keep one up, and I don’t have that right now! Congratulations on your six years and 1400 posts!!! That’s a major accomplishment!

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    I’ve been reading blogs for about a year (as long as I have been quilting!) and just started blogging three months ago. I’m totally addicted to both :) Thanks for the chance for such an awesome give away!

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    jennifer ward says:

    Congratulations! 1400! I enjoy your blog & appreciate you sharing your work & your thoughts. Ive been reading quilt bloggers for 1.5 years; its a way to connect with the quilting community & learn!

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    Tiffany Bohland says:

    Wow! Congrats on the posts numbered and years blogging. Very impressive. I love the peek of the fabrics!!!

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    Brenda F says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I’ve been reading blogs for about 3 or 4 years.

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    I’ve been reading all sorts of blogs since 2002, although I had to winnow through them this year and cut them out to stuff that I really read. My husband (boyfriend at the time, back then) worked for bloglines and I just sorta found all of them, and have been following along and watching things grow and morph and change. I was also an archaeologist, and historian, so it’s been really interesting to watch all of this social history play out.

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    Cleo Fazzino says:

    I’m a quilting newbie and I have been reading related blogs for about 6 months. Just discovered your blog recently and have really enjoyed your writings. Love your fabric designs!

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    Ethne says:

    What beautiful fabrics – I love the colour tones and the patterns – can’t wait to see what you’ve been making with them – I’ll have to keep watching for them in the LQS’s so I can play with them

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    How about I’ve been sewing for about 4 years :) I can’t say “blogging” b/c a few posts/year don’t really count :)
    Congrats Amy! You’re a real powerhouse of inspiration for us all.

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    I have been blogging for almost six years and I think your blog is one of the first I started reading! Congratulations again on the great fabric line with Moda! You are amazing!

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    Lynn says:

    Wow, what wonderful drawing prizes you are giving away. Like everyone else that comments I am silently wishing “pick me, pick me”! Love your blog.

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    Congratulations on your blogiversary! I have been writing a blog for almost 3 years, but I have been reading blogs for over 4 years. The blogging world has changed so much in the time from when I read my first blog until now! I wish you many more years to come!

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    Tiffany says:

    So many wows in this post! 6 years, 1400 posts, 8 books, and a fabric line! WOW!
    I’ve been sewing (quilts) for 4 years, reading blogs for 4 years (yikes!) and blogging for 3. My life is definitely not what it was before I discovered blogs!

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    Susanne says:

    Happy Blogversary :)

    I blog since 2010 I think.


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    jackie says:

    Congrats on your blogging success. I am new to this blogging thing. I don’t have a blog but seem to be addicted to reading quilting and crafting blogs since I found them last year. I have learned so much from the generosity of these wonderful bloggers. Thanks. And thanks for the chance to win your great books. Jackie

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    barbe says:

    the internet is amazing in the way it changes the way we do things, my son likes to say i started quilting and discovered the internet, lol I’ve been following blogs for about a year, learned so much, i plan on starting a blog this year.

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    Cille says:

    Congratulations on your blog-anniversary. 6 years… wow ! I’ve been reading blogs for a long time, first adoption blogs, then quilt blogs later on. I started blogging myself a few years ago but really mostly just as a way to keep a journal of my projects. Most visitors is always your quilt festival, which I love to participate in. Thank you for the opportunity to win your books.

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    Jeanne says:

    I have been blogging and reading blogs for at least 5 years, just not real sure, but a long time. I love my friends that live in blog land, don’t you. Congrats on your new fabric line and I can see right now that because of my love for neutrals, I will have to have a bundle of this just to fondle and love. thanks Amy and can’t wait to see what’s next up for you!!!

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    I have been blogging for a little over 2 years and reading blogs for 3. One of my first blogs I read was yours! I am so excited for you and your family all the hard work paid off for you! Yippee! The giveaway is absolutely awesome! The fabric is so creative and unique, my two favorite things! Can’t wait to get my hands on some!

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    Janette says:

    Congratulations! I have 2 of your books, but would love to own all of them! I just discovered blogs in the past couple of years and I am enjoying all the wonderful creativity that you and others are so generous in sharing.

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    Gayle says:

    I’ve been blogging about 5 years now and love all the wonderful quilters and rug hookers I’ve met because of it. They’re always so generous to share their ideas and projects.

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    Jennifer says:

    Happy Blogversary! 1400 posts is a lot of inspiration to share – thank you very much!

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    Ali M says:

    I’ve been blogging for about a year now, but I sure enjoy reading blogs like yours more than I like writing blog posts! Congrats!

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    Charity McAllister says:

    I have a blog but I’m more of a reader than a writer. I’ve been reading blogs long before I ever started my own. It must be at least four or five years.Congratulations on your six year anniversary.

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    Amy C says:

    I started quilting in 2009 and reading blogs at that time as well. I started my own blog January 2012 and really enjoy documenting all the things I am making. How AMAZING you have been at it 6 years and 1400 posts! Well done!

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    Nini~ says:

    I’ve been blogging for about 5 years, it can be hard work sometimes. Your fabric line is great congratulations and good luck with it!


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    I have been blogging for almost 5 years and reading blogs for 6-7 years! Time flies when you are having fun!!
    Thanks for the chance!

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    Bari says:

    I have been reading blogs for at least 8 years and have been so inspired by them. I started my own blog a number of years ago…Life has gotten way to busy with kids lately and I have neglected it pretty much for the last year or so.

    Beautiful fabrics! It is wonderful seeing how successful your quilting business has become. You have done well!

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    Jen says:

    I’ve been blogging for over 2 years now and absolutely love it.

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    Mary Ann says:

    I’ve been blogging very sporadically since 2007 (seriously, some years I have had 1-4 blog posts!). I’ve been reading other blogs probably less recently that that though. Now I’m a confirmed blog reading junkie! Congrats on 6 years and 1400 posts, wowzers!

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    Kaye Feilen says:

    I have been reading blogs for about 4 years now. I have learned so much. The blogs have influenced my choice of sewing machine and expanded my skills. Love your patterns.

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    Marty Mason says:

    I’ve been blogging five years now and continue to enjoy following many bloggers, including your blog. Congratulations on your fabric line.

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    Lisa C in Dallas says:

    I have been quilting about three years. I started when our only left for college out of state. I needed a new hobby. I took a “My First Quilt” class and I’ve been hooked since then. I usually get a couple of hours to sew a few nights a week. Your Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe was one of the first quilting books I purchased. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    LInda says:

    I’ve been blogging on and off for about 3 years now. More off than on, but this new page is about to change that. You are one of the go to blogs I try to catch all the time. Best wishes

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    Catrin says:

    I found blog land around May last year and I haven’t looked back since :0)

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    Alli says:

    I’ve been reading blogs for at least five years. Thanks for the chance to win, and gratzy on your 1400 posts! :)

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    suzyMcQ says:

    I’ve been reading blogs for probably three years and yours is one of my favorites, of course!
    Congratulations and good luck with your new fabric line, it looks amazing and just what I’ve been looking for….neutrals!!!

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    Mickey White says:

    Congrats !! wow !!! awesome news !! I have been reading blogs for about 6 yrs . I have a blog but don’t really use it . My first quilt a long was with you !

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    Robin Walston says:

    I’ve been reading and loving blogs for a few years now. Love the generosity of so many bloggers in sharing their techniques and patterns and quilts. THANKS!

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    Evelyn says:

    No blog for me yet. I’ve been enjoying reading and learning from others’ blogs for several years.

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    maureen says:

    Congrats to you. Love your blog!

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    Dena says:

    Wow! Congrats! I started blogging and visiting other blogs in June 2013. I love it! I am thankful for the encouragement and generosity I have experienced in the quilting community.

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    Gretchen says:

    I started my blog in late 2007, after I became hooked on reading blogs that year. I can’t believe it’s been this long.

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    Kim S says:

    I have been blogging for 6 years but have only been active the lady few years. Congrats on 6 years!

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    carla bynum says:

    Hi!!!! Congrats!!!!!! Thanks for the wonderful give away!!!!!! I started blogging six years ago too but not nearly as many posts as you have!!!!!! I had been reading blogs a couple years before starting my own!!!! Thank You

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    Carolyn S says:

    I have never really had the desire to blog, since I don’t really think that I have anything to contribute to all the great things that the rest of you talk about. I have been reading blogs for about 3 yrs now and yours is a great one.

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    Hi Amy,
    I think I’ve been reading since …. oh…I think before you ever wrote a book :) A long time follower and admirer of your talent.


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    Kimberly says:

    I have only been reading blogs for a few months. Quilty magazine has helped me get connected with with great bloggers and tutorials to help me learn all about quilting since I’m just a beginner.

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    laurel says:

    I think I’ve been reading blogs for about six years now…

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    Sharon says:

    I just recently celebrated my blogging anniversary of 6 years too. But I haven’t done that many posts!

    Congrats on all your success! What a great feeling that must be. And your fabric looks fabulous! I love geometric prints too.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such a luscious prize!

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    Debbie D. says:

    I’ve been sewing for almost 45 years, but only recently took up quilting over this winter. It had been both exciting & relaxing. The discovery of the vast world of quilt related blogs is mind bending! Thankfully my tablet helps let me know when there is something new to read and admire!

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    HeatherK says:

    Congrats on your amazing run! You are certainly an inspiration to many people (including myself, of course.) Here’s to many, many more years, posts and successes!

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    AnnieO says:

    Congrats on all your success and joy at creating a quilting and writing career from home! Your fabrics look terrific–I love geometrics. I discovered quilting blogs in late 2008 and started blogging in February 2009. It’s a truly wonderful place, blogland :). Thanks for the great giveaway, and here’s to many more books and fabric lines !!!

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    Debbie M says:

    Congratulations! You have so many wonderful accomplishments, Amy! I wish for you that it should continue. I’ve been reading blogs for about six years and been started my blog a little over 5 years ago. But, lately, I’ve been very weak with the blogging. But, I have been reading!

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    Sandy Garrett says:

    Love your fabrics! I have been “visiting” blog land since 2010 and have enjoyed seeing the growth of so many bloggers through this great medium. I have a blog but don’t actively participate.

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    Cheryl says:

    I don’t blog myself but enjoy reading so many others. I like anything associated with sewing and quilting. People are so talented. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Patty says:

    I have been reading blogs for 3 to 4 years. I started a blog and enjoyed blogging, but I don’t seem to have enough time to keep it up and do my quilting. Congratulations on your 6 years! That is a lot of work.

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    Elzaan says:

    Congratulations on 1400 posts! That is a big accomplishment. All your effort has been worthwhile!
    I started blogging in 2010, after a blogging-friend motivated me to do so. I am still active, if a little bit less then before.

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    Abigail Morrison says:

    I’m a beginner quilter, so I have been looking for the blogs of all of my favorite fabric and pattern designers. I have been following various blogs since I began the quilting journey, and luckily stumbled upon yours through another quilter’s blog.

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