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four may giveaways!

four may giveaways!

By Patricia Belyea

This month’s giveaway features Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s Light Work fabric collection by Marcus Fabrics and thread set by Aurifil. There are four giveaways—with each FQ bundle and thread set valued at $101.

Victoria’s low-volume collection expresses the breeziness of summer. As Victoria says,”this collection looks amazingly scrappy all together, making light work for the quilter!” Each fabric bundle includes 20 fat quarters.

The thread set continues the airy theme with four large spools of pale-colored 50 wt. cotton, perfect for piecing your quilts.       

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winners are Mary W of West Roxbury MA, D R of Kiamesha Lake NY, Jamie S of Miami FL, and Maryanne SJ of Maple Falls WA.

To participate in the May giveaway, answer this question in the Comment Box below: What do you enjoy most about making quilts?

HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The May 2017 giveaway drawing will be held at midnight PST on May 31, 2017. Okan Arts Giveaways are open to US residents (sorry to my Canadian and international friends), 18 and older, void where prohibited. One entry per person. Four lucky winners will be chosen with a random number drawing for the four fabric/thread combos. The winners will be notified within 24 hours. Each winner must respond within one week of notification or her/his giveaway will be forfeited. A list of Okan Arts giveaway winners can be obtained at any time from Okan Arts. Thanks for participating!

To visit Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s website +click here

To visit the Marcus Fabrics website +click here

To visit the Aurifil Italian Threads website +click here

Thank you Marcus Fabrics and Aurifl for the donation of these fab giveaways!

This is an unsponsored giveaway with no compensation given to Okan Arts.

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575 comments to “four may giveaways!”

  1. Trudi Rammelkamp says:

    Picking out the fabrics is the best part along with finishing and giving the quilt to the person I made it for.

  2. Jo Anne Moniz says:

    I like the machine quilting…free motion on my domestic machine….

  3. Janet FOSTER says:

    I believe the company of like minded friends has given me great pleasure and wonderful feelings of closeness! Janet Foster

  4. Linda Andrews says:

    Working with fabrics takes me into a realm of color, shape, and design where I can leave politics behind. Quilting is my refuge and my joy!

  5. Janet Wright says:

    I love working with fabric colors the mostThat is why I love Yukata–such wonderful saturated colors.

  6. Emily Klainberg says:

    I love working with hand dyed fabric. I also like the friends I’ve made via quilting.

  7. Sue Dillon says:

    My favorite part of quilting is piecing and any handwork involved, embrodiery etc

  8. Shari K. says:

    What I enjoy the most is “creating” something. Creating restores my spirit. Fabric is my “drug” of choice!

  9. Diane Johnson says:

    It has to be the design process. Sometimes I amaze myself with my creativity!! LOL

  10. Janet FOSTER says:

    Thank you, friend for the introduction to V.F. What a wonderful reative artist!! Janet F.

  11. Janet FOSTER says:

    You may want to capitalize May so it reads a little better??

  12. I love ❤️ piecing them! But the best part is really giving them away! Seeing them in use!

  13. Jackie says:

    My favorite part is pulling together the fabrics. Love combining the colors and petting the fabric.

  14. Mrs. Plum says:

    The design process and fabric choice are my favorite parts of quilting. Thank you and your sponsors for such a generous giveaway!

  15. Paulette says:

    While sewing thr pieces and blocks, i start imagining how I will sew the FMQ, that’s my favorite part of the whole process.

  16. Linda Crowe says:

    Making quilts allows me to into the wondrous well of creativity that dwells inside my heart and soul. The entire process is calming and healing but at the same time energizing on different levels. Difficult to explain fully.

  17. Anita says:

    I like the whole process of making a quilt, from deciding the design and colors, piecing, quilting, and even hand stitching the binding in the end.

  18. Carolyn Burton says:

    I find the ‘doing’ meditative and relaxing, the time flies by; the ‘learning’ part is stimulating and exciting.

  19. Terri Karls says:

    I love the process of picking fabrics and colors for my quilts.

  20. Mary Willis says:

    I enjoy the whole creative process of making the quilt. The best part is when you give acquilt to someone as a gift and their reaction.

  21. Sue J says:

    I love the quiet solitude of sewing…sewing quilts and everything else.

  22. Janie M says:

    The part I enjoy most is piecing my quilt top. It becomes a repetitive motion where you can relax and gather your thoughts. Thank you for another lovely giveaway.

  23. Christine Frost says:

    I enjoy the entire process! From choosing pattern and fabrics to finishing and yes, even binding. Then the joy of giving them to those that I love. Fabric is my “painters pallet”. Can never have enough!

  24. Pat Roberts says:

    I enjoy the whole process of making a quilt but deciding on which quilt to make and which fabrics to use is probably my favorite part – I like using the creative part of my brain!

  25. Allison says:

    I love the creative outlet that quilting gives me! and I love the feel of fabric under my fingers!!!

  26. Cindy Gilbrough says:

    Choosing the fabrics!

  27. Rachel says:

    I love the creative process, how a few big pieces of fabric can become an elaborate quilt design or how several people can make the same pattern and it look entirely different because of the fabric choices and arrangement of the blocks!!!!

  28. Karen Friedrichs says:

    I like best the versatility of quilting thru the years…where will it be going next?

  29. Kathy says:

    Being able to express my creativity in quilting. The plethora of color and prints is wonderful.

  30. Melissa Snyder says:

    Selecting the fabrics is my favorite part, followed by hand stitching the binding to the back of the quilt. 🙂

  31. Bertella Hansen says:

    I so enjoyed winning the Kaffe Fassett fabrics. One of the quilts is done and hanging over the stair railing and when I walk past is I thing of you, Patricia.
    Thank you.

  32. Bertella Hansen says:

    I most like using odd combinations of colors and fabrics. To see the finished quilt tops, and how interesting they are and realize that I actually thought them up is rewarding.

  33. Debbie Y says:

    My favorite part of makin a quilt if choosing the fabrics. But a close second is the thrill of sewing that first block together!

  34. Cindy F says:

    My favorite part is gathering all the fabrics after I’ve chosen the pattern. And it’s always exciting to sit down with the pieces and sew after I cut them.

  35. Gin Ruddy says:

    I love the quiet, meditative nature of it. I get to make design decisions as slowly as I like with no pressure and it’s blissfully different from the rest of my life.

  36. Dorothy williams says:

    I like all of it, designing, selecting colors and fabric, cutting, piecing, quilting and binding. It is my solace.

  37. Jan Wisor says:

    I enjoy making a quilt that I know will bring love and comfort to the recipient. Playing with fabric is my happy place!

  38. Tobbie White says:


  39. Jeanne Glick says:

    I love watching the colors pass through – whether I piece or applique I love the colors and patterns. It’s all about color.

  40. Janet Schayer says:

    For me it’s always about the process of piecing the quilt together…..I usually work in an improvisational way and love to use scraps….it’s pure pleasure

  41. Rachael says:

    I love it all–I love picking out the fabrics and then making the stack of random cut-out shapes all fit together! I’m still very novice at machine quilting-I stick to straight lines and stitch in the ditch for now, but even that is fun for me still.

  42. I enjoy the end result – made by me. 🙂

  43. Barb Mader says:

    I love the feel of the fabric and how the colors and patterns come together when designing and sewing a quilt!

  44. Jan Brax says:

    Quilting saved my life after my husband…. Being creative and mmaking new quilting friends is just the best!!!

  45. Gwen Wehner says:

    I enjoy the way quilting makes me feel – being creative and working with my hands always leads to a wonderful inner peace!

  46. Vicki Medlin says:

    I love when it all comes together–finishing the top and then quilting it. The combination of process and product is very satisfying.

  47. Allie Leffel says:

    I love picking out the fabrics and threads. But the part I enjoy most is piecing the blocks together and then figuring out the best way to lay the blocks to make the completed quilt top. The quilting is also fun, but giving it away to someone I love really the very best part of all.

  48. Anne J says:

    I love deciding what pattern/design to make and which fabrics to use…and of course, using the finished product!

  49. Miep says:

    I like the whole process. Sorting the fabrics and the placing of colors. When finished that lovely satisfied feeling that I made the quilt.

  50. Maryellen McAuliffe says:

    I love everything about making a quilt, from picking the design, fabrics and threads, to cutting, seeing the design come to life, adding the quilting to make it sing, and then being able to cuddle in a quilt, or share it with someone, or hang it on my wall, so I can look and smile at it every day. It’s all fulfilling.

  51. Linda E in AZ says:

    My favorite thing is “auditioning” fabrics and putting together combinations that please me (even if other people might think they’re strange).

  52. Susan says:

    I enjoy the design and picking the fabric.

  53. Debbie moxley says:

    I like learning different ways to put patchwork together.

  54. Jennie Quillman says:

    I enjoy every bit of the journey from selecting the pattern and fabrics to the piecing to the quilting!! I also enjoy charity quilts as it feeds my soul and blesses my spirit!

  55. Mona phelps says:

    See in the the transformation from fabric to a completed piece of art.

  56. Phyllis Poparad says:

    I love making quilts because it allows me to put myself in the creating of a purposeful gift. I give away most of what I make and I think of the person I’m giving it to as I sew.

  57. LINDA J. says:

    HELLO, this all started when my Mom helped me make a doll quilt years ago! Now I love all the quilt-making process; my favorite is selecting the color+design for each new one. THANK YOU FOR A SWEET GIVEAWAY!

  58. Pamela V says:

    I enjoy the design process and picking out the fabrics to make it all work.

  59. Sharon Coleman says:

    I have to say I love sewing the binding down, simply because it means I’ve completed the quilt and can pass it on to the loved one I made it for. That’s what gives me the most joy.

  60. Lu says:

    I love the whole process of making a quilt for someone to cuddle with.

  61. Connie Akers says:

    My favorite part of making a quilt are designing (including fabric selection) & binding & signing it when finished.

  62. Kim Turner says:

    I love designing and then piecing them together. I love watching each block take shape, there’s a peacefullness about it that just makes me content and happy.

  63. diane says:

    wow, would love to win that! awesome…have learned a lot watching you videos and learning to stretch my creative outlet….thanks!

  64. Jill Trentacost says:

    It is hard to pick on part of quilting that is my favorite. I love choosing fabrics then piecing the top and I even love sitting on the couch with a good movie binding my finished quilt.

  65. Cate Callard. says:

    This is awesome Thanks for the chance.

  66. Debbie Gibbs says:

    I love to make quilts for friends and family. It’s an expression of my love for them, the materials and the process.

  67. Stella Liwanpo says:

    My favourite part of quilting is piecing and watching the pattern take shape, although I enjoy every party of the quilting process.

  68. Barbara Hancock says:

    I love the hunt for the”just right” fabric to really personalize the quilts I make for friends and family. Fabric speaks to me and it will set the tone and design of the piece.

  69. Judy Maggio says:

    I love designing quilts. I draw the quilt, pick colors and fabric and start the blocks. The design process is the most interesting part.

  70. Carol Rennell says:

    Quilting is my happy place! It is calming and fun. I love making quilts for friends, family and poor children in Nicaragua.

  71. D. Esquivel says:

    I enjoy when what was in my head actually comes out in my quilt!

  72. CindyT says:

    I love the relaxation of the entire quilt making process. Maxine quilting is my favorite.

  73. Jessica Terrell says:

    I most enjoy the miraculous act of creation by taking snippets of disparate fabrics and combining them into a thing of unique beauty, unlike any other.

  74. CindyT says:

    Machine quilting is my favorite.

  75. Janine A. says:

    I love quilting because it allows me to express my creativity & love of color.

  76. Teresa says:

    I like everything about quilt making from choosing the fabric to hand quilting and stitching the binding on!

  77. Barbara Kampas says:

    I enjoy the design process and working with fabric to create the quilt. For one quilt it took me over a year to find the shade of green that worked with the other fabrics in the quilt so the couple for whom the wedding quilt was created received a baby quilt using other fabrics in the wedding quilt before they received their wedding gift!

  78. Carol Nelms says:

    I think I like picking out the pattern and fabric best, of course that trashes my sewing room…

    cork at

  79. Colleen Bergin says:

    I love ❤️ watching the quilt come together. It’s so fun to watch the fabrics combine to create the pattern.

  80. Jenny Bychowski says:

    The look of joy on the recipient’s face 🙂

  81. Tac says:

    I love the process of piecing and of course finishing s quilt.

  82. Sandra Weimer says:

    I like how the quilt comes together in the end and it is a success.

  83. blivakBetsy says:

    Playing with color and texture to create something of beauty that is fun to make and to share.

  84. Janet says:

    Love the notion that I have created something that is useful and lasts for years from little pieces of fabric and thread. It’s a bit like writing…the words are out there for any of us to use, but they are so much more when you put them together to create meaning.

  85. Silvia Ficotto says:

    I love to choose and buy fabrics for my design and I also love to make the binding.

  86. Sarah Entsminger says:

    I love creating designs for the wonderful fabrics available to us!

  87. Jerie Clark says:

    My favorite part about making a quilt is choosing the colors. Sometimes you need to do this before you start but sometimes, like for a scrappy quilt you can do it as you go along. Then when the top is finished, you get to pick the fabrics for the backing (unless you are very organized and have already picked them. Then there is the binding choice. I love it!

  88. Alyssa Fontenot says:

    I love purchasing and coordinating the fabrics for my quilts.

  89. Sarah says:

    I love the entire PROCESS of making quilts. But what I enjoy most about making quilts is GIVING that quilted fabric full of love to the person I’ve made it for:)

  90. Joanne says:

    The thought and design that goes into a quilt, and the ideas that it includes and portrays are the most enjoyable aspect of quilt making for me.

  91. Cindy Mizer says:

    I love the reaction of other people, especially of those who don’t make quilts.

  92. Julie Hallquist says:

    I love picking the fabrics and colors to create the design, ng the quilting to top it all off.

  93. Leslie Wittenberg says:

    It is very relaxing to me but more importantly is that I hope they are still around long after I am gone like the quilt that belonged to my grandmother

  94. Jenny Day says:

    My favorite part of making quilts is the selecting of fabric groups – I love to pet my fabric!

  95. I won Victoria’s book, and I learned a lot. I learned that I don’t have to spend a lot of time, a few minutes a day can make me happy and still progress on projects. My favorite part of quilting is the fabric and designs that come together. I look at my finished quilts and say “I did that….it’s amazing!” Or “I learned something new.” Or “I love that design even more after it’s finished!”

  96. Rebecca says:

    I love choosing the fabrics for a quilt. This is why we need a stash!!! LOL

  97. Patti Karp says:

    I love piecing the designs and colors together

  98. Buffie Lorah says:

    I enjoy the entire process of making a quilt custom to the person I am gifting it to.. I always say this quilt will find its owner before I am done. I enjoy the entire journey and love seeing my quilt loved and used.

  99. Linda Boehning says:

    I love picking fabric combinations that I know the receiver will enjoy. To see how they come together is rewarding.

  100. Denice says:

    I love when the finished quilt comes out of the dryer the first time

  101. Linda Allen says:

    Selecting the fabric. The creativity!

  102. Carrie ciak says:

    I love the journey of each quilt. From the why I chose to do it, through the pattern and fabric choices to the cutting and piecing and changes that occur throughout.

  103. Pam says:

    I like the creative stage of quilting….the part where the ideas in my head come together with fabrics and quilting.

  104. Sam says:

    I love picking out fabrics. I grab a pile at my LQS and start adding and subtracting. What fun.

  105. Pat T. says:

    What a wonderful fabric collection, and thread package!
    I quilt because…I love the whole creative process!… I am happy when *making* something,… especially for someone else!
    Then, I love the delight I get from gifting the quilt!…
    Pat T.

  106. Linda Petersensmith says:

    Almost every quilt begins with the thought: What If. Starting with design, through color selection and on and on until completion. Every quilt has it’s own story and I, the maker, do my utmost to tell that story. Linda

  107. kaholly says:

    Piecing quilts is very fulfilling. It fills that creative need, is very therapeutic, and fills me with joy to give them all away.

  108. Peggy St. George says:

    Self expression in so many ways and forms, made easier by talented fabric designers and awesome shop owners!

  109. Grace says:

    Picking fabrics and the construction phase. Also like quilting on my longarm!

  110. Mary Forester says:

    I started quilting when my husband was sick and after he died 10 years ago I found that quilting was an outlet for my grief. Then I became disabled and it has sustained me through all the bad times. It keeps me going. It is always a labor of love.

  111. Susan Hayes says:

    The feel of the fabric, play of colors, comradarie of fellow quilters and the feeling that I have created something of lasting value–all of these and more keeps me quilting.

  112. Norma Wood says:

    What I love most about sewing is the fact that I’m making a quilt that will outlast me and will make a perfect gift when finished.

  113. Shelly Burge says:

    I make quilts because it is how I express myself creatively, I love designing on the fly. Beautiful fabrics like the ones in this collection are inspiring!

  114. Karen McMahon says:

    I love putting different fabrics together and creating something new.

  115. Louise Haddon says:

    I love the piecing!

  116. GaIL Cohan says:

    Just looking at the fabrics and watching yardage of fabric create a beautiful work of art nourishes my soul. While sewing I have music playing to sooth and compiment my quilting..and then there is my precious dog who always gives me a “10”.

  117. mary powell says:

    My favorite part of making a quilt is giving it away.

  118. Betty C says:

    I really enjoy planning out the whole color scheme and then seeing it all come together while making the quilt.

  119. Kim wesley says:

    The accomplishment of seeing a pattern to choosing fabric to cutting it to pieces to seeing it back together into something beautiful .

  120. Karen A says:

    I love getting to play with fabric and making wonderful items to give to family and friends that express my love for them.

  121. Tina says:

    Being completely absorbed in the creative task!

  122. Jeannie says:

    I’m a tactile person, so when trying to find a creative outlook, quilting was the obvious choice. I love every part of it – designing, cutting, sewing, and then finishing up. Just as long as my fingers can pet the fabric, I’m happy.

  123. Linda Brashear says:

    Every part of making a quilt is my favorite. From the fabric catching my eye, figuring out what other colors will go with it, what pattern will come out and the accomplishment of a finished work of art.

  124. Ann Boehm says:

    I enjoy the piecing and quilting the most in my quilts.

  125. Gail says:

    Now that I’ve learned the importance of the quarter-inch seam, I love piecing the quilt.

  126. Bev says:

    I enjoy designing my own quilts – it’s a fun challenge.

  127. Connie Kauffman says:

    I love the designing and piecing

  128. Alison mcguire says:

    Quilting takes me away from all the hassles of life, i feel like i am accomplishing so much.

  129. Joyce Spaulding says:

    My favorite part of quilting is taking the quilt out of a warm dryer, all wrinkly and soft…

  130. Brenda says:

    I think I enjoy the planning and plotting around the making of each quilt most of all, followed by that first nap under a freshly washed newly bound quilt! I’ll go through dozens of design ideas and drawings before settling on the final. And then I’ll likely change it somewhere during the making.

  131. I like the construction process! I’m just as happy sewing together a kit as putting a quilt together from scratch. Sewing makes me happy!

  132. Sara Gomez says:

    I love picking the fabric and making new designs . It just relaxation me and clears my mind.

  133. Audrey A Morrison says:

    Seeing it all come together. You pick your pattern, then your fabic. You measure and cut, then sew it all together. And it looks just like you thought it would. Perfect.

  134. Peggy Johnson says:

    Let me count the ways – choosing the pattern and then the fabrics, the feel of the fabric, the need for precision, putting all the parts together and with the finished quilt the feeling of having accomplished something.

  135. Carol Y says:

    I like the creativity – picking out the fabric, pattern, layout, quilting pattern – and ending up with something beautiful and useful.

  136. Jeanne Mayes says:

    I love when I finish a quilt and I can stand back to see what I made!

  137. Judy Morrisom says:

    I like picking out a pattern and fabric, working on the quilt is gives me satisfaction (especially putting on the binding) and I love gifting them to family and friends.

  138. Susan Du says:

    Definitely love the way colors of the fabrics can change the look of a quilt pattern.

  139. Kathi Montoya says:

    My favorite part of the quilt process is design….from a loose “what if?” idea, to concrete work on a grid, to selecting fabrics (they’ve got to be just the right ones)…there’s the joy! (Needless to say, it’s also the hardest part)!

  140. Jan Alpert says:

    I enjoy starting a new quilt and learning a new block, technique, doing free motion and giving it away.

  141. Kimberly Sullivan says:

    Quilting is my opportunity for creative expression, the polar opposite of my business self. Picking a project, choosing fabrics, getting together with other quilters all feed my soul in a very different way than my career. It balances my inner Libra!

  142. Karen G says:

    I love the feeling of a quilt when I sleep

  143. Cynthia Meredith says:

    I love making stacks of fabric and cutting them up! I’m happiest when wielding that rotary cutter!

  144. Brenda La Valley says:

    What i love most about quilting is how the look of the quilt changes with each step. From the piecing to the quilting to the binding. Then of course the satisfaction of a completed project!

  145. Yvonne Bradbury-Wiseman says:

    Machine humming, thread spool spinning and fabric flying under the needle !

  146. Phyllis Vray says:

    It’s so much fun to choose a quilt pattern and pick out the fabrics!

  147. Betsy Vinegrad says:

    I enjoy piecing and seeing secondary patterns

  148. Marie DiNicola says:

    I love the inspiration I get when selecting fabrics and discovering possibilities to create something new and exciting.

  149. Mary D says:

    Choosing fabrics and piecing are the parts of the process I enjoy a most along the way to creating a finished top. Seeing the completed quilt gives me a whole lot of joy.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot)

  150. Susie Wolcott says:

    The playing with the fabrics

  151. Mary O. says:

    I like the seeing the design start to come together, you can see where you are going.

  152. Robin Haserodt says:

    It’s art, warmth, and a permanent piece of you all rolled into one beautiful thing.

  153. Jamie says:

    The creative aspect of taking an idea and making it into a quilt is my favorite part!

  154. Malea says:

    I love binding the quilt. That last little piece to the puzzle makes ALL the difference and feels so good to have a work complete!

  155. Tina says:

    I love it when you are piecing and it is coming together. Thank you for your giveaway. Love these fabrics.

  156. Connie Cain says:

    I love seeing everything come together. Giving a little bit of myself. 🙂

  157. Karen M says:

    I like every aspect of making a quilt from picking out the fabrics, to designing the quilt, the piecing, free motion quilting, even sewing on the binding!

  158. I love picking out the fabric to go with the pattern.

  159. Shirley Whitcomb says:

    I love the fabrics and the best part is the design process to figure out how to best show case them without sacrificing their original esthetic. There always seems to be one king pin fabric that makes everything else work in an exciting, dynamic way.

  160. Diane Marton says:

    I love making the quilt top the best. I think it’s so rewarding to watch it all come together. Then seeing my children and grandchildren loving what I make so much. I love choosing fabrics and threads. I just love all of it. It’s my happy place when I’m quilting:)

  161. Janet Tyner says:

    I guess I like the creation the most. Looking for a pattern I like, then shopping for the “perfect” fabrics.

  162. Deb Contreras says:

    I love deciding on colors for specific patterns and seeing the project come togethers. It is fulfilling & fun.

  163. cherie laswell says:

    The reason I Quilt is a passion I always had being I have sewed most of my life…I got into it in the 1980’s and started the old fashion way…not having all the modern and quick tools we have today…I taught first experience was on PBS…with Georgeia Bonesteel…the first book I purchased was hers….it was all done by hand…..the writing and printing of this book…by the way I still have it….I don’t make fancy quilts…don’t do fancy quilting….I do hand quilting…and it’s still a passion for me…..

  164. Stacy Hurt says:

    Diniahing a quilt, saying “What if” and making another one !

  165. Debby Cox says:

    I love the whole process but the best part is the peace it gives me to think through each new puzzle.

  166. I love that zen feeling that I get when quilting.

  167. Kimberly Maehrer says:

    Seeing it all come together. Sometimes even the way I had envisioned it!

  168. Valerie Gleeson says:

    I love immersing myself in the creative moment

  169. Judi Duncan says:

    displaying the finished quilt has to be the best moment for me…it is the completion of a long creative journey

  170. Kristine says:

    Cutting. There is something comforting and satisfying about making a stack of shapes and colors. I like finishing too but love the Zen of playing with the fabrics and cutting them up!

  171. Bee Dyer says:

    I love it when a plan comes together nicely. Like a jigsaw puzzle.

  172. Audrey says:

    I love that with my two hands, my heart and my mind I’m making something beautiful. I feel that it makes me a more interesting person.

  173. Karin says:

    its simple: buying fabrics 🙂

  174. I love everything about quilting but the best part for me is when I see someone I love wrapped all snugly in a quilt I made.

  175. June Marshall says:

    Love the relaxation, and keeping the person in mind whom the quilt is for!

  176. Melissa Golden says:

    I love matching a quilt to the right person who I will gift it to. Each one has a personality, and usually I realize during the sewing process who it is perfect for.

  177. Deb FitzGerald says:

    Auditioning fabrics for my quilts is one of my favorite things to do. So many beautiful choices.

  178. Margaret Terry says:

    The great feeling when I give a quilt to someone who wasn’t expecting it.

  179. Georgia says:

    Usually, sewing is my favorite part unless I have to do a lot of “unsewing.” Ugh! Binding is always the least favorite.

  180. Michelle Higley says:

    I luv fabric. Make I go the quilts and seeing my ideas come to life

  181. Jean Karam says:

    The high level of energy I feel when fabrics are joined together to form a fabric “painting”…pure joy!!!

  182. Lana says:

    My favorite moment of the process is when ideas jell on the design wall, that “yes!” feeling.

  183. kris says:

    I love how creative I feel, I love how soothing it is to sew and create. I love how confident it makes me feel to make something functional or pretty.

  184. Carolyn Sands says:

    I just love the piecing process best! A bunch of baby steps result in a finished quilt top. Thank you for a chance at a great giveaway.

  185. I absolutely love.yo piece!

  186. Suellen Franze says:

    Picking out the fabrics is the most fun for me, especially when I have beautiful fabrics that I love.

  187. Brenda Iwami says:

    I love the feeling of pouring myself into each quilt and then giving it to someone who will curl up in it and think of me!

  188. Gretchen says:

    The fabrics, designing, and color are my favorite part of quilting. Quilts are like flexible art and allow us to create something beautiful not just to look at, but to use. I love that! Thank you for this opportunity to win a cool giveaway.

  189. Julie says:

    I love the whole process……except for the cutting!!

  190. Quilting Tangent says:

    Picking fabrics and seeing the quilt come together.

  191. Nancy Day says:

    Well, I love it all from concept to completion….but I think the most satisfying moment is the last stitch on the binding….that is the magical moment that it truly turns into a quilt.

  192. Christine Johnston says:

    Just simply getting lost in the sewing after a long day.

  193. cindy m says:

    Everything I make is gifted or donated to charity. What I absolutely love most is the look on the face of the recipient!
    lstangl482 at aol dot com

  194. Sheryl says:

    I love each step, although the piecing best.

  195. Stephanie Ryanczak says:

    I love color – quilting lets me go for it!

  196. Becky T says:

    Its a toss up from the first moment I get an idea for pattern and color
    The last stitch in the binding when I can step back and see if that first thought was right!

  197. Jackie Lujan says:

    My favorite part of making a quilt is the piecing. Thank you for the opportunity.

  198. Kathy says:

    I enjoy most the serenity of creating something, one stitch at a time.

  199. Judy H says:

    What a great giveaway. I think my stash needs to be enhanced with these!

  200. Susan M. says:

    I really enjoy the entire process: choosing fabrics and colors, deciding on a pattern (or letting the pattern make itself known to me as I progress), the piecing and quilting, and the gifting as well!

  201. Kathryn Kelly says:

    Using my creativity and making something that will bring pleasure to others

  202. Millis says:

    The freedom to create something that will make others smile, laugh or be comforted. Playing with color and fondling textiles is fun too!

  203. Vicky McGee says:

    I definitely enjoy the creativity and relaxation the best. I try to constantly try new things!

  204. Judie Harron says:

    My favorite part of the quiltmaking process is piecing! I sew on three Singer featherweight machines and absolutely love them for piecing. Thanks for the giveaway I will cross my fingers and toes hoping to win one of the low volume bundles…my newest craze…collecting low volume fabrics…yea!

  205. Katherine says:

    My favorite parts are picking out fabrics and piecing.

  206. Linda McLaughlin says:

    I love the designing and piecing process the most.

  207. Sue Johnson says:

    I enjoy seeing the progression of the quilt coming together: choosing the pattern, colors, piecing, quilting, and the final touch of putting the binding on and calling it ‘done’.

  208. Jeanne says:

    I’m a scrappy piecer — my quilts are all about color and fabric placement.

  209. Cathy says:

    I love the process of putting beautiful fabrics into interesting patterns, and watching the results

  210. djinavila says:

    My favorite part of quilt making is the creative process of making something. Taking fabric, cutting it up and sewing it back together into something wonderful. It reminds me of human nature, we are all better together than individually. Sewing the pieces together is a favorite element in the process because you can see the end result faster.

  211. Linda says:

    I like to design my quilts, make the patterns, choose the fabric, sew and hand quilt- so everything!

  212. I love starting a quilt, picking out fabrics and the pattern. Then that first cut in and it’s like meditation the rest of the way.

  213. Sue says:

    I love choosing the fabrics/colors! The scrappier the better is usually the case. Victoria’s Light Work line is just perfect!

  214. Sherry Roodhouse Black says:

    I love playing with colors – bright, saturated colors are my favorites. And giving charity quilts to the community, my way of giving back.

  215. Julierose says:

    I like the actual sewing of the repeating blocks…
    thanks for the chance hugs, Julierose

  216. Katherine Landreneau says:

    I enjoy the designing process; thinking about the pattern, color choices and gathering all the goodies! And, of course, the finish! Whew!!! 🙂

  217. Sue says:

    The most fun part for me is the planning and picking colors. how wonderful it would be to have these beautiful fabrics and threads to play with!!! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  218. Liz says:

    I love the joy seen on a recipients face when gifting them a quilt.

  219. Cecilia says:

    I love being able to create something beautiful and practical for family and friends.

  220. Diann Smith says:

    My favorite parts are picking out the fabrics and looking at all the colors but the weird thing is that I LOVE LOVE doing binding…something many hate. It’s just the cherry on top of the sundae to me.

  221. MoeWest says:

    I find it energizing and fun to pick the fabrics and pattern and get started on a new quilt. Really, I enjoy the whole process!

  222. Julie says:

    I most enjoy the design work with color. I always find challenges in finding the right play n design

  223. TJ Duckett says:

    I enjoy working with the fabric colors and patterns..Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  224. Berta Keeler says:

    I enjoy picking out fabrics and designing or altering a pattern to best show them off. I’m definitely a fabriholic.

  225. Frances Quigley says:

    I like to buy already made up bundles of fabric. That way you know that everything will go together beautifully.

  226. Julie in WA says:

    I love the design process best!

  227. Cathie Smith says:

    I like finding a design and doing the math!

  228. Jacqueline Skarritt says:

    I love creating a design then choosing the fabrics…… always for me it’s the process involved, mot the end product

  229. This is so hard! There’s very little I don’t like, I just love quilting ❤️. I love thinking about starting a new quilt, picking a pattern, picking out the fabric, cutting the fabrics, piecing the top and seeing it slowly come together – I don’t like figuring out what Border or borders to add, because I’m not very good at that, so I usually do that at a retreat where I can get help from my guild mates, there are some real talents in that group – I love handing the top and back to my longarmer, and I love getting it back, I love trimming the quilt down getting it ready for the binding, it looks so much better once that’s done, and I love putting on the binding, it’s such a feeling of completion!

  230. Linda F. says:

    I like picking out the fabrics the best, but a close second is sewing on the binding…then I know the quilt is almost finished!

  231. Mary Durham says:

    I love the entire process from choosing fabric and pattern all the way to the very last stitch on the binding. But I guess my favorite part is the human connections I’ve made all because of quilting – my quilting buddies, workshop teachers, quilt shop workers and even those online who I’ve never met personally.

  232. Dianna Kring says:

    I love seeing the finished quilt knowing it will be appreciated, the prettier the fabric the more satisfaction.

  233. Ann says:

    I like picking out the fabrics and starting a new project. Then I like finishing them. It’s the parts in the middle that bog me down.

  234. karen says:

    I love the way my heart feels as i create with fabric and when I think who I will give the finished creation to. I just enjoy the combinations of color and fabric…life is good when i work with fabric.

  235. QuiltShop Gal says:

    Very beautiful line of fabric. Quite soothing.


  236. Cherri Kincaid says:

    I love designing a quilt and choosing fabrics that will look great. But the most fun is seeing the final results!

  237. CHARLOTTE KEY says:

    The designing and piecing.

  238. Laura McDaniel says:

    I love getting lost in the process, it is my therapy! I also love wrapping someone I love in one of my quilts!

  239. I am loving the art of quilting. I love the precision. I love learning about color and design and the way I can express myself through my work. I love the feeling of making something beautiful and gifting it to a loved one!

  240. Marge Snyder says:

    Love VFW light works and Auirfil is wonderful for quilting!

  241. Maureen Pynn says:

    My favorite part of maki ng a quilt is seeing the expression on the face of the person it is gifted to!!

  242. Karen Hootman says:

    I love designing my quilts. It’s fun watching the how the different fabrics going together to make a beautiful quilt.

  243. Nancy says:

    I like the whole process: designing, choosing colors, stitching and the quilting. I probably like the bastingthe very least!

  244. I love finding just the right fabrics for my quilts. I have a healthy fabric “collection” and something I may have had for years finally becomes just the right fabric in a quilt project! <3

  245. ka-ren says:

    From drawing the design to implementing it, there is great pleasure in the process.

  246. carolyn temple says:

    The best part of quilt making is the design board arranging. Much fun to arrange the quilt blocks till you get them just right..

  247. Jan Taylor says:

    What I enjoy most is seeing my finished quilts – often, my own design – and giving them away.

  248. Toni Anne Potter says:

    What do I enjoy most about making quilts? I love to pet all the beautiful fabrics, pick a fantastic pattern and choose the main colors. I tend to buy fat quarters, strips and squares so that everything coordinates, I’m horrible at matching. I thank God for pre-cut fabrics and matching Aurifil thread.

  249. J Rozum says:

    I enjoy the piecing process. There’s just something amazing that happens when pieces of fabric come together to form a quilt. It’s magic!

  250. Ella Herrera says:

    There is something magical about creating something totally new!

  251. Sherri L. says:

    I’m a crazy cutter, but find fun in many of the steps.

  252. Loretta says:

    Seeing the joy in friends and family faces when I gift them a quilt!

  253. Nancy Goff says:

    My favorite part is designing the quilt. Then very precise piecing! I need to work on my quilting skills. Love the fabrics and Aurifil thread rocks!

  254. Kathie L says:

    Lovely group of giveaways. thanks so much.

  255. Melanie says:

    Design and color choosing! Thank you.

  256. Kay says:

    I love how it all comes together to create art! The fabrics, the design, the texture of the quilting all work to create something not found in other media.

  257. Marsha Bradford says:

    I love creating and destressing with sewing quilts. I’m “in the zone” when I’m in my sewing room. It’s my creative outlet of choice 🙂

  258. Patti A says:

    I love love love her fabric. Her style is so her. Thanks for the chance to win.

  259. Elana D Goldberg says:

    So lovely thank you for the opportunity. I visited Japan a few years ago, and foolishly didn’t pick up any fabric. Darn, if I can just convince my hubby to go back again…i will bring an extra suitcase!

  260. Denise says:

    I love choosing the fabric although that is challenging, the design process- good for old minds, putting the quilt together, and the actually quilting. Guess there isn’t much I don’t like, except maybe the cleanup of threads and scraps 🙂

  261. Elana D Goldberg says:

    I enjoy making quilts and giving them away. The most fun is selecting colors and designs but i love the binding the most since it means the quilt is done.

  262. claudia says:

    I love all the lessons I have had quilting, and I continue to enjoy this art. I want to learn so much more, I want to get out of my border, and venture out into landscaping and designing my own blocks. I love putting the last stitch in a binding!

  263. Linda says:

    Everything, the fabric, the colors, piecing, and the free motion quilting and then giving it away

  264. Susie Black says:

    My favorite part is choosing the fabric especially if I can incorporate some vintage fabric or upcycled items into my piece.

  265. Dee says:

    The best part is giving them away! And people saying thank you, I love it!

  266. Gertrude Toll says:

    I love turning flat fabric into something new, something more; a quilt, that will be by me while I sleep, comfort me when I am sick, cuddle me when I need it.

  267. Bertha Mallard says:

    I absolutely love hand quilting my quilts.

  268. Shasta Matova says:

    I enjoy the creativity and a different way to challenge my brain to do something fun. I find it very relaxing and fulfilling. And having a quilt to show for it at the end is a bonus that helps relieve some guilt!

  269. Kim S says:

    I love the whole process from designing to finishing the quilt. Seeing something I design when complete is satisfying.

  270. Brenda says:

    I love choosing fabrics and seeing my idea come to life. And I love giving the quilts!

  271. Dawn Tenneson says:

    Picking the pattern or design first, then collecting the awesome fabric that’s available.

  272. Barbara Paliatsos says:

    I love to go through my stash and find fabrics that will play well together for a new project – and then pick a few zingers to spice things up

  273. Lady. says:

    What I really enjoy is the selection of beautiful fabrics and turned it into something more spectacular!
    Thanks for the opportunity, ☺

  274. Gene Black says:

    I really enjoy seeing what I can do that is a bit different and yet still visually appealing – just by cutting up fabric and sewing it back together.

  275. Linda Smith says:

    My favorite part of quilt making is planning the quilt, picking the fabric and doing the test block.

  276. Lin S Sierra says:

    In creating quilts or other fiber arts, although I enjoy many stages in the process, I most appreciate the creative process of designing.

  277. Jackie Kelly says:

    The fun of choosing fabrics and patterns, the giving them away for distributions to children.

  278. Emily Lucas says:

    What do you enjoy most about making quilts? Wow there are so many facets of enjoyment! I think the satisfaction and amazement when I see the big picture come together ~ better than eating chocolate! ; )

  279. Dea Houser says:

    I love the sudden insight that makes me say, “why didn’t I think of this before!” ~ and then figuring out how to enact the inspiration <3

  280. Meg DeJager says:

    I love fabrics and creating something beautiful for my loved ones to use.

  281. Moira McSpadden says:

    I like the designing and the binding the best!

    Thanks for the giveaways.

  282. Trish Schultz says:

    I love the planning-pattern, fabrics. It soothes my soul.

  283. Regina Thomsen says:

    The art and joy in creating quilts is shared by the recipient that perpetuates a cycle of love. Surrounding others with comfort, peace and warmth of color gives the maker fulfillment!

  284. Mary Van Kleeck says:

    I love the act of sewing, putting all that fabric back together

  285. Maureen M says:

    Definitely love picking out the fabric.

  286. Lynda Beach says:

    Hand work is my favorite part. Hand quilting or just finishing the binding. When I don’t have to think about anything but stitching. Very relaxing.

  287. Kristin Alfano says:

    I love gifting the quilts- whether it is to someone in need of one or to celebrate an event.. it’s very fulfilling to know how much love has gone into a homemade gift designed just for that individual person. Each step along the way combines a creativeness and passion to result in an outpouring of love.

  288. Darlene says:

    I love playing with the colors

  289. Sara Dillon says:

    I love making something beautiful and unique which is also very useful.

  290. Beth F says:

    I love the moment of inspiration: A fabulous fabric speaks to me & I spend days/weeks designing a quilt around it! It might be a pattern I find or a design of my own; either way, my mind is consumed with finding just the right design for it!

  291. Elizabeth Samlow says:

    I love fabric and Notions! The actual piecing is my favorite part.

  292. Betsy says:

    I enjoy giving them away to friends and family I know appreciate them and want them

  293. Diane says:

    Finishing & smiling!

  294. Susan Nixon says:

    What do I enjoy most? That is really hard to say. I know I enjoy bindings the least! I think it has to be getting to the quilting stage and watching the way the stitching can enhance any patchwork or applique design. Thank you for the chance to win the beautiful fabrics and my favorite threads!

  295. Beth T. says:

    It’s a dichotomy, for me. On the one hand, I love the aspect of quilting that allows me to make my love a tangible thing when I make quilts and give them to the people I love. And the other reason I love quilting is that it gives me a creative outlet that I find both fulfilling and challenging.

  296. Kathy E. says:

    I think it ‘s working with pretty fabric and combining them with other pretty fabrics to make blocks and designs that will be around for a long time!

  297. Linda Sparks says:

    I love playing with value and color to make a design pop!

  298. Kathleen Dalecio says:

    I love creating something lasting which is both pretty & useful. Picking fabrics & piecing are my favorite parts of quilting. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  299. Paulette M says:

    I love the color, the patterns,, the fun of working together with friends, but most of all I love giving them to the people that I love.

  300. Daisy Rae says:

    The best part is handing the quilt over to a friend in need or a charity like Project Linus and seeing their faces light up!

  301. K Helton says:

    It’s the creative process of each step. It’s a world of wonder, change the color of thread, or turn a block in a different direction and it can change the quilt’s look.

  302. Chris says:

    I look at it this way: Quilting makes me happy twice, once when I make the quilt and once when I give it away and see the smile on the face of the recipient. I can’t think of anything better in life.

  303. Nicole Sender says:

    I like piecing the quilt together and seeing an end result. The best part is to see how the quilt is enjoyed!

  304. Colleen Brady says:

    I like planning & picking out fabrics!

  305. Janet S. says:

    I love piecing the most and the quiet time I get in my sewing room.

  306. Sandi says:

    I love the feel and the texture of the fabrics I am using. And I am always pleased to think about how the quilt will turn out.

  307. Nicole Kaplan says:

    I love choosing fabrics and a color palette for a quilt, especially if I can use some of my fabric stash in the process!

  308. Cathy says:

    I enjoy everything from start to finish – choosing fabric, cutting into it and seeing how it changes, putting together shapes to make the whole, and then seeing how it transforms when the quilting is done.

  309. Patricia says:

    I love the challenge . I make my own designs, trying new techniques . It is always a thrill to see my vision come to life.

  310. Lynn D in NC says:

    I enjoy the whole process, from selecting a pattern or designing one, to selecting the fabrics, cutting, sewing, and quilting.

  311. Susan Swanson says:

    My family is crawling with artists, they draw, paint, and create. I never had those abilities but then I found quilting! My sister, a fabulous artist, told me I have wonderful color sense in my quilts. I’ll treasure that comment forever. Blessed are the quilters for they will be known as the piece-makers!

  312. Suzanne says:

    I like every step but I think the best part is stitching down the binding, looking over the whole quilt again up close and seeing the fabrics, the quilting and being cozy with it on your lap.

  313. Pam Topasna says:

    What I enjoy most about quilting is of knowing that the person I’m making it for won’t care if my blocks don’t always line up or that my fmq isn’t perfect. I love just making something they know is made with love and can snuggling up with.

  314. While making a quilt I most enjoy thinking about the recipient!

  315. Betty Dix says:

    My fav part is putting on the binding & admiring my FINISHED quilt!

  316. Betty Dix says:

    The finish

  317. Parthena Wollen says:

    I absolutely love giving away the finished product. They are always made with so much love.

  318. Marilynkb says:

    My favorite part is playing with color and choosing the fabrics and the feel of the fabric! Thanks so much!

  319. Carolyn says:

    My favorite part always seems to be what I am working on at the time! If a flame were held to my foot I’d probably say piecing. What I DON’T like is pinning the quilt sandwich together!

  320. Garen says:

    The entire process from the idea to the finished piece – live every bit!!

  321. Abby says:

    Quilting keeps me busy and content.

  322. Samantha says:

    The best part? Thinking about who it’s going to go. The idea of loving somebody through something you’ve made. It’s the best.

  323. Regan Martin says:

    I love being able to play with the fabric, mixing colors and patterns until I find something that screams “Make Me!” Then putting it all together, and a wonderful quilt…..something that can be used and loved… the outcome. I love that!

  324. Rhonda Hunter says:

    I LOVE playing with the fabric!

  325. Jackie Stevens says:

    I enjotly playing with the fabric choices, watching the design developed as you sew, and hand stitching the binding on.

  326. Ginny Leonardos says:

    I love to hand piece. It’s so relaxing! Also love machine piecing blocks

  327. Elizabeth says:

    I love the creative process of piecing fabric and quilting to make something someone can enjoy.

  328. Linda in NC says:

    Problem solving in fabric! It’s like working a giant jigsaw puzzle with better tactile qualities. I like the sense of accomplishment as I work through sewing all the pieces together.

  329. Kathy Kaplan says:

    I love sewing n the binding by hand and pouring all the love I have not the quilt so it can be felt by its’ new owner.

  330. Diane marie says:

    Quilt making is such a joy!!! The peace one feels wrapping oneself with it when completed; priceless.

  331. Diane Calesso says:

    Easy – all the yummy fabrics I get to buy!!

  332. Thelma Childers says:

    The math! I redo the math on patterns just for fun! I’m a retired accountant.

  333. Jamie S says:

    The piecing of the fabrics is like a jigsaw puzzle to me, and I love what the puzzle reveals as I sew the pieces together.

  334. Barb says:

    I love the piecing of blocks and the entire quilt top. Thanks so much!

  335. Debbie VanVleet says:

    Picking the fabric, piecing and the quilting. And after the many hours spent with the quilt giving to someone I care about and hopefully they will enjoy it and receive warmth from it.

  336. Sharon D says:

    I love seeing how the fabric colors and shapes play together during the process.

  337. Melissa Meinhard says:

    I love learning something new, which is how I started quilting. I love problem solving and quilt math 😀

  338. Ann Hudson says:

    I enjoy the design and planning stages the most! I really love picking out the fabrics I’ll be using and playing on the design wall. The rest is a piece of cake, almost do not want to finish haha!

  339. Pam says:

    I love every part of the quilting process, from picking the designs and fabrics to doing the piecing and quilting. The thing I like most though, is thinking about the person I’m making the quilt for while I am sewing. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  340. Nancy says:

    Seeing a quilt move from idea in my mind through all the processes to become a finished quilt and playing with fabric and blocks along the way are my favorite parts of quilting.

  341. Claudia says:

    I like the feeling of satisfaction when I finish a project.

  342. Pia Svendsen says:

    The enjoy starts with having the idea of what to whoom 🙂 Then making/finding the pattern og then the fabric. Sew and sew together. Quilt. Give away to somone special. Whats not to like 🙂

  343. Roxanne Borrero says:

    I love the beautiful friendships quilting has brought me.

  344. Betty Rivers says:

    I like playing with the fabric.

  345. Betty Rivers says:

    Making decisions — which fabric plays better with each other.

  346. Betty Rivers says:

    Trying out different combinations of fabrics.

  347. Vera says:

    I love to give quilts away, to see the joy that they bring. The biggest compliment I can get is seeing a picture of someone using my quilt, or hearing that a child still uses their quilt

  348. Cyndy Marquez says:

    I enjoy the ‘zen’ moment of both piecing and free hand quilting. I awake hours later, refreshed and with something to show for it! Nothing else does this for me.

  349. c milo says:

    I love the design aspect of quilting, the sense of play!

  350. Tish says:

    Love the whole process of seeing my design ideas come to fruition successfully.

  351. Ellen Robinson says:

    I love seeing how a project ‘blooms’ and grows into what I was imagining to look like (and sometimes it turns out totally different)

  352. jane anderson says:

    I like sewing on the binding the best about making quilts. It is such a feeling of accomplishment and finishing!

  353. Janie says:

    I find quilt making calming and peaceful (or maybe…. pieceful?). I enjoy cutting up fabric and putting it back together again in a creative manner.

  354. Karen says:

    Watching the design emerge is my favorite part.

  355. Jean Condon says:

    Everything! Well, except binding, I’m not fond of binding

  356. Susan Zakanycz says:

    I enjoy picking out the fabric, sewing and seeing the finished project.

  357. Paulette mckenna says:

    I love picking out colors and pattern and making things for the people that I love.

  358. Carol Schon says:

    I love the process of designing a quilt, choosing the fabrics and sewing the pieces. I am not so fond of quilting the finished product. 🙂

  359. Roxanna says:

    I love choosing my fabric and piecing the top. Not as excited about the actual quilting part.

  360. Linda Hamlin says:

    I enjoy creating unique and personal cloth artworks to decorate my home and to give as gifts.

  361. I love the entire process start to finish!

  362. Scott Murkin says:

    While I like all aspects of quilt making, deciding which quilting motifs will bring the top to life is my favorite part.

  363. Helen Beall says:

    Thinking about what I will sew today is what gets me out of bed in the morning. ” Anticipation”

  364. I love thinking about the person who will use this quilt. I love using a small piece of fabric that will hold great meaning to the recipient and thinking about how they will smile when they find it. I love quilting secret words into the quilt and my smile is huge when they find those secret words and feel their excitement. I love the magic of quilting.

  365. Marilyn Kowalski says:

    I love the process of piecing but my favorite is the reaction of those that receive one of my quilts.

  366. Patricia Hersl says:

    It’s always a surprise, isn’t it? No matter how much I plan, wish, or work, I love the finish.

  367. DiAnne Lang says:

    What I enjoy most about making quilts, is the creativity I can add to the quilt. I feel like every quilt has a piece of me. When I pick out fabrics, its what I am drawn to. I dont have favorite colors, but its how I feel about that particular pattern Im making. I just love the creative part of making the quilt.

  368. Cathy W. says:

    The thing I like most about making quilts, besides the many choices of patterns, fabric and tools, is being a part of the wonderful community of wonderful women friends to sew, travel and converse with.

  369. Linda says:

    Making quilts is my playtime, and who doesn’t like to play!!

  370. Carol Wesolik says:

    Sister bonding….my sister is a critical care doc and I am health care exec…busy, fulfilling lives but we share the quiet respite of quilting. She likes detailed machine quilting and I like designing. Ying and yang.

  371. Beth Wilson says:

    I love the peace it brings me, time for me to unwind and relax. All while making a special gift for a loved one.

  372. Pam says:

    Making a new-to-me block and having it work out precisely is always nice.

  373. Jan Beaman says:

    My favorite step in quilting…is the choice of fabrics to complete the pattern design to make the quilt “My very own”.

  374. Leona McCann says:

    Being in my sewing room is my happy place where I am relaxed and happy being creative.

  375. Charlie says:

    I love gathering fabrics for quilts.

  376. Mary Ann Scanlon says:

    Being creative while making something others will enjoy as awell! Thanks for the amazing opportunity.

  377. Thunder says:

    I love it all, picking fabrics, cutting, piecing, quilting, even binding 😉 But the best is the look on someone’s face when you hand them a quilt you made for them !!!
    Thanks for the chance, Victoria rocks

  378. Karin Peirce says:

    I love to piece by hand, and it makes sewing a nice portable hobby. I do have a couple of sewing machines that don’t work at the moment. I like making quilts for friends and my family, to me the pleasure of snuggling up under a quilt with a good book is a real treat. There are stories in some of the scraps I use, my late husband’s cotton shirts are washed, cut up but still unassembled. I promised my children I would make them each a quilt from their dad’s shirts. Quilting is good medicine.

  379. Carol M says:

    My favorite part is getting the fabrics together. I love going through my stash and gathering a group of fabrics together to make a new quilt!

  380. Julie Gier says:

    I love free motion quilting my creations and hand sewing binding

  381. MaryFrances Painter says:

    A sense of plenty, of possibilities, of going to a Zen zone when beginning a new quilt. A quixotic sense of excitement during the execution phase. a sense of accomplishment at the closure of the project. Plenty of in-between petting stages always helps things along. Viva la quilting.

  382. Karen Hootman says:

    I love piecing the different fabric together to create a unique design.

  383. Misty Cole says:

    I don’t get bored with quilting! There is always something new to learn.

  384. Patty Galbraith says:

    My favorite part of quilt making is the design process. I love coming up with a new and unique idea and then planning its execution. Nothing is more fun.

  385. KarenH says:

    I love the creativity and peace i feel in the process.

  386. Lisa Chin says:

    My favorite part of making a quilt is giving it to a loving home! Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway. I love Victoria’s fabrics.

  387. sharon says:

    I like the math I use to figure out the quilt size and cutting
    I hate the hand sewing of the binding

  388. HopeT says:

    I’m new to quilting and love the idea of learning a new craft. I am learning that my mood is dictating my quilting: fabric colors, quilt top patterns, and machine quilting designs.

  389. Nelson says:

    The best thing about making quilts is making them with fellow quilters. There is nothing like the quilting community. I also think making and gifting a quilt is the purest form of love.

  390. Betty Elliott says:

    It is difficult to pick what I enjoy most but I guess I’d have to say, giving them to their new homes. (And sometimes that home is mine!)

  391. Kathy says:

    Stepping back when the quilting is finished and admiring the accomplishment!

  392. Erika Daniels says:

    What I enjoy most about making quilts… it allows the things bopping around in my brain and soul a place to show the rest of the world.

  393. Lori Anderson says:

    I like the designing and picking out the fabrics part the best which is a good thing since it takes me forever to make a decision. LOL

  394. jenny says:

    I love the process of piecing the fabrics together.

  395. Wehaf says:

    I love the planning, and the sense of satisfaction when it is finished.

  396. kris says:

    The moment when it is all done and I throw it in the washer to get it all crinkly. Then pull it out of the dryer and it is sooooo cuddley and soft and smelling fresh. I just want to wrap up in it.

  397. Kelly says:

    My favorite parts are designing the quilt, the fabric selection, and the actual construction. There really isn’t much about the process that I don’t like!!

  398. Tamie says:

    I love knowing that I made that! when I am done.

  399. Linda Brodt says:

    I am obsessed by color and fabric, quite simply. I have sewn since I was a very small girl, taught by both my mother and grandmother. They made all their quilts by hand and so do I. I love the zen-like feeling I get when I’m stitching. I love everything about it!

  400. Rita says:

    The most enjoyable part of quilting for me is selecting the fabrics and designing the pattern. Seeing the end product is pretty good too!

  401. Isabel Rodriguez says:

    The discovery of new fabrics and the process of putting them together to create quilts for family and friends!

  402. Sheri McIlvain says:

    I love playing with colorful fabric and pattern while enjoying the company of friends

  403. Ray Burke says:

    I enjoy the planning, selection, piecing and assembly of the quilt and the solved puzzle that seems to be more beautiful than I planned.

  404. heathermy says:

    I enjoy picking out the fabrics and putting together gifts for friends and family.

  405. Julie Arthur says:

    I love seeing the colors and patterns come together in unexpected ways.

  406. Vicky says:

    The binding, it means that the project is coming to an end, which is great, but also sad, especially if it’s been a something I’ve been working on for a extended period of time.

  407. Debbie says:

    The Creative Process. Sometimes, it is choosing the perfect fabrics for a pattern. Sometimes, it is choosing the perfect pattern for the fabrics. Sometimes, it is creating a “new” pattern (is anything really new?), And sometimes, it is discovering an unfinished project that I put new life into.

  408. Vicky says:

    The binding, it means that the project is coming to an end, which is great, but also sad.

  409. Lolly Schiffman says:

    I love the problem solving aspect, for example doing the math to figure out how to use vintage blocks in a new and innovative way

  410. Karen Krueger says:

    I find making quilts the best way to get into and stay in my “happy place.” The cares of the world drop away and my mind focuses on the joy and peace I find in quilt making.

  411. Susan says:

    Giving them away! I like to make quilts that I think someone else would really love rather than something I’d make for myself. That makes me work with a wide range of colors, patterns, and techniques.

  412. Cindy Cargile says:

    What I like most about making quilts is being able to use my creative side. I am a “numbers gal” at my day job so making quilts allows me to not be perfect.

  413. Jean K. says:

    While I love the whole process, I most enjoy making people happy by giving them a quilt.

  414. Rosalyn says:

    I like the act of creativity in quilting. Using pieces of fabric in a new way and being able to make one of a kind clothes with quilting techniques. I am working in strong colors such as orange and pinks and celery green and turquoise to make unique pieces of wearable art that define my style.

  415. Laura Gottlieb says:

    My favorite thing about quilting is thinking about how to design art quilts. Sometimes I get so excited about the design possibilities for a new quilt that I keep myself up at night!

  416. Janet Hasselblad says:

    I love the colors, pattern, feeding the fabric through the machine and thinking about the person it’s for while it’s coming together.

  417. Susan Mayer says:

    I enjoy pulling the fabrics together and adding the unexpected fabric. Most often for me it is a black and white!

  418. I like learning new blocks, seeing how fabrics interact with one another. Makes sense out of cutting up a perfectly good fabric.

  419. Susan Mayer says:

    Selecting the fabrics and adding something just for fun. Most often for me it is black and white!

  420. Jennifer McCallan says:

    I like that I can be a little bit creative, yet still make something practical. I love playing with the bold colours too.

  421. La Veda Longfellow Myers says:

    Each phase of quilting has its challenges and rewards…but, my favorite is the design phase…all the potential… possibilities…colors, shapes, lines, oh my!!!

  422. lee says:

    I love the friends and contacts I have made through quilting and I love to piece fabrics! Thank you!

  423. Carolyn says:

    I love the way they make me feel years later. They capture a life phase like nothing else!

  424. Barb Alexander says:

    The challenge in every quilt is what keeps me interested! I seem to have one every darn time, even if it wasn’t obvious at the beginning! I gave myself one the last time: how to put large prints in colors I would never buy together so that they looked good! I did it, but it took forever on the design wall!! I grow a little bit each time.

  425. Kathie L says:

    I love the fact that there is a tangible result that will bring joy and warmth to someone.

  426. Mary Burger says:

    I love the creativity of it all from original design through Quilting the sandwich. Then there are the wonderful people I sew with. Such a bonus.

  427. Dana says:

    looking at the progress of the quilt on the design wall in the morning with the light changing

  428. Grace Kono says:

    Quilting and playing with fabric is not only therapeutic, but entertaining for me.

  429. Kathy says:

    Combining fabrics with designs and watching them come together

  430. Alice Brody says:

    I love the design process, and playing with color.

  431. Ruth says:

    I enjoy being able to sit down for any length of time and feel like I have gotten some where on my project. I also love fitting the pieces together as if they are a puzzle.

  432. Stephanie says:

    My favorite part of making a quilt is playing with all the pretty fabrics on the design wall. i’m a recent convert to “low volume” fabrics, and my stash would be greatly enhanced with one of these fQ bundles. Thanks for the chance!

  433. Cindy Brouillard says:

    I enjoy the rhythm of piecing and and the satisfaction of the finished product.

  434. Suzanne Caflisch says:

    I love the process of working with color. All the while my mind wanders to all the
    Possibilities! Exhilarating!!!

  435. Jan says:

    I enjoy the entire process. Talking to friends about the project and hearing their ideas and comments is helpful, encouraging and interesting.

  436. Sue H says:

    The endless possibilities!

  437. Celesta Pappas-Boses says:

    i enjoy the freedom of making my own decisions about color, pattern and design.

  438. Debra says:

    As a graphic designer, I love the ‘process of designing’ a quilt on paper or the computer but I never include any fabric or color choices at that phase — just the design of the quilt as a whole. Then the improv part begins and frees me up to enjoy the surprises and kismet that makes each quilt have its own unique personality. The structure of design merged with improv satisfies both parts of my creative soul.

  439. Susan C says:

    What I love most about making quilts is giving a personal, unique piece to share that’s a blend of my own ideas and some amazing fabrics. A real keepsake.

  440. Dee says:

    I love giving them away and seeing the joy on people’s faces!

  441. Jerry Turner says:

    The satisfaction when the design is completed and the satisfaction when the quilt os finished. The stuff in between is pretty good too!.

  442. Joanne says:

    The anticipation … then having a finished item are the two most exciting parts of quilting for me.

  443. Kelly says:

    The designs I can create with color, value, and texture.

  444. Diane Gilbert says:

    I love the joy of giving a quilt I’ve made to someone special to me.

  445. Susie Cooper says:

    I enjoy synthesizing colors and ideas even though it might not be my design or pattern. It’s such a fantastic thing to do….quilting!

  446. Jill Johnson says:

    The best part of making a quilt is the process. I love all elements involved in making a quilt. But it is the process I love most.

  447. Jackie Stevens says:

    Playing with the fabric is my favorite part followed by sewing on the binding. In other words alpha and omega!

  448. Amy L says:

    I enjoy the process of making quilts, from choosing the colors and design, to the last stitch on the label.

  449. Dionne says:

    I love getting into that zone where I lose track of time. Time seems to stop!

  450. AmyScrapSpot says:

    Making things from my heart for my loved ones. <3

  451. Deb W says:

    Designing and choosing the right fabric.

  452. Trudi Rammelkamp says:

    Thinking about the person I’m making the quilt for.

  453. bunny hand says:

    I really enjoy the time I spend focusing on my artistic endeavor of quilting. Each part of the activity is a joy to me.

  454. Veronica McGrath says:

    I like every step of the quilting process including delivering each one to whom I created it for.

  455. Wanda says:

    There are several parts I enjoy the most: from choosing the fabrics from my vast stash to coming up with layouts at the design wall. I love the surprises when moving pieces around on the design wall, things I would never have thought of.

  456. janet niemela says:

    The construction part of making a quilt relaxes me

  457. Myra Ramos says:

    What I enjoy most is combining fabrics so the colors sing!

  458. Darnney Proudfoot says:

    It gives me great pleasure to piece blocks together with the bonus of patterns and secondary patterns emerging. Two quilts made from the same pattern can look entirely different from each other when pieced with different fabrics, for example, a children’s novelty fabric or Japanese fabrics.

  459. Jacqueline Galleymore says:

    My life can be stressful. Quilting is my therapy. My quiet creative time, which settles my mind and results in something wonderful which I can gift to someone else.

  460. Linda Fleming says:

    I love making quilts for family members – choosing the pattern for the occasion, selecting the fabrics and threads and then working through the construction process and finally giving away the completed item.

    With each quilt comes a new learning experience that I use in future projects.

  461. carolekt says:

    What i enjoy most about making quilts is seeing the happy face of the recipient for whom i’ve created one.

  462. Sharon says:

    Sewing relaxes me and lets my mind wander, and I love the feeling of accomplishment when I finish a project.

  463. Patricia Tomes says:

    What I enjoy about making quilts: Each quilt I have made has been for a specific person, usually a family member. I pick the fabric and pattern that mirrors them, then I think of them with each stitch that I take.
    Now that I am making mostly charity quilts (for infants and seniors), I still like to use top quality fabric and different patterns for each. I like to think about a possible person for the quilt.

  464. Carol Sexton says:

    I enjoy planning my project and selecting all the lovely fabrics. There are more aspects in quilting that are fun to do but planning and selecting are my favorites.

  465. Kathy Chandonais says:

    Making quilts — I enjoy the creativity, the sewing of accurate seams, the joy of adding colors of my own choosing to my quilts, and I enjoy seeing the pleasure and appreciation on a recipient’s face after gifting a quilt.

  466. Vivian Roop says:

    Choosing the fabrics — laying them out, adding more, taking some out, shopping for that one elusive color.

  467. Donna Mattison-Earls says:

    I would like to sign up for The May giveaway of fabric and threads. I love creating quilts- choosing a pattern or photo as the idea and then finding fabrics that resonate with the project. Turning this start into a finished product is so satisfying.

  468. Sarah says:

    I enjoy seeing the colors, and patterns come together to create something totally new each time.

  469. Barb Snider says:

    I loved seeing Victoria’s Tour of her Quilts on display at Paducah.

  470. Tesi Vaara says:

    I love the flow of creativity that comes out.

  471. Heidi says:

    The entire process is a joy, but notbing beats the finish!

  472. mzjohansen says:

    For me, it is the process. The play of colors and the wonder of matching seams! Quilting has been the one constant in my life since I began making quilts in 1976…pre-rotary cutter and acrylic templates!! Oh my…that’s almost embarrassing to admit!

  473. Barbaraben says:

    As I sew the blocks and assemble the quilt I like to think about who might be using this quilt. I also like to express myself in my work.

  474. cynthia rosner says:

    I enjoy the whole process of making a quilt from picking out the pattern, the fabric, sewing it together and then quilting the quilt.

  475. Molly McLaughlin says:

    Choosing the fabrics and colors, to please the intended recipient, is my favorite part of quilting. I love the sewing too!

  476. Joy-Lily says:

    I most enjoy the random surprises I find when I work with scraps. They inspire me.
    BTW: VFW used to stand for Veterans of Foreign Wars.

  477. Ronni says:

    I enjoy the designing & then the Quilting.

  478. Kathy Pitts says:

    I love every step of the process. I get lost in choosing the fabrics. I enjoy keeping track of all the cutting I have to do, and then the piecing. I love getting the sandwich made and quilting the top. I even enjoy hand-sewing the binding to the back, mindless work after all that came before that last step.

  479. Cara Lamb says:

    putting together fabric selections that sing, or finding that one last fabric that makes everything work.

  480. Cynthia says:

    Hope I win!

  481. Rochelle Summers says:

    I enjoy working with beautiful fabric making beautiful quilts and wall hangings. The sense of accomplishment when something comes out the way I expected or better gives me great satisfaction.

  482. PENNY KRUSZKA says:

    After attending Victoria’s lecture and a talk about her display of quilts at Paducah, I like to become familiar with a quilter and make her pattern with my twist!

  483. Nancy Rossman says:

    My favorite part has to be playing with all the fabrics, colors, texture and design. Although, I do love the quiet time when the top is finished and I can sit and stitch the quilt together too. Thank you for offering such an awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed on this one.

  484. Deb C says:

    The thing I enjoy the most is choosing the fabric. I just love fabric. And I love taking that last stitch, stepping back and looking at what I’ve made.

  485. Maryanne L Sakai-James says:

    I love the planning and bringing the fabrics together. I have a sketchbook of dozens of ideas, mostly for art quilts, and getting an excuse to drag out my stash and finger it while deciding what fabrics to use is a pure joy.

  486. Lynn Haia says:

    The feeling of joy as the quilt is created.

  487. Giuliana Nakashima says:

    What I like most about quilting is the momentary meditation that leads to the sound of needle poking through thread, the colors and patterns that all remind me of being a child sewing with my grandmother, first by hand and then later on her tiny little singer (which I am proud to be the second owner)

  488. Betsy says:

    co;or and fabric and watching the quilt grow….into this wonderful whole.

  489. Holly J Hudson says:

    I love to make quilts to give-away! First quilts (13 yrs ago) went to the Linus Foundation….then my adult daughters had 2 grandsons each so many to them & their friends having babies…and my 3 adults sons started going to wedding/baby events so to their friends. This year, however, a new shelter opened in our city (Richmond, VA) for women who have been rescued from sexual trafficking. Along with a friend, who made 3 quilts, I made 9 quilts for the first 12 residents. I shall be making 12 more quilts later this summer/fall/winter for new residents arriving in 2018.

  490. Rachel says:

    sitting on the floor surrounded by my ‘stash’ trying to find the perfect fabric with the perfect color for the next quilt.

  491. Kathleen Flanagan says:

    The usefulness of them, to keep people warm and cozy!!!

  492. Linda Williamson says:

    I love the finding a pattern, picking fabrics and piecing. I’m learning to FMQ and that’s a whole new creative outlet. Thanks

  493. Donna says:

    The thing I like best about making quilts is the feeling of going into the zone. The whole creative process simply takes me to another plane of existence!

  494. Michelle D says:

    I love sewing the binding – exciting to know it is almost ready to sleep under!

  495. Malia Pruitt says:

    I love the entire process, choosing the fabric, cutting, sewing, and seeing it all come together.

  496. Vicki Obenhaus says:

    What I love most about making quilts is choosing the fabric combinations, watching the top come together and giving the quilt to someone I love! Can’t decide between those three which I love the most — probably sharing it with someone I love.

  497. Michelle says:

    When I make a quilt, I most enjoy choosing the fabrics.

  498. Sylvia says:

    I especially enjoy puytting color together, and finding new ways to assemble various shapes.

  499. Judy says:

    Gathering the fabrics either from my stash or a new line.

  500. Linda B says:

    I enjoy choosing the design & the fabrics/colors.

  501. Marilynn D-R says:

    Picking fabric, combining the colors and designing the quilt top.

  502. Gail Duffield says:

    I dislike sewing clothing, but I love fabric and I so enjoy turning it into art. Looking at all kinds of traditional quilting, I take those ideas, file them in a corner of my brain….think about it for some time and then do something totally different. Love manipulating fabric creating new textures etc.

  503. Joanne Tosh says:

    I enjoy the process of a different form of art. I was a painter and now I paint with fabric. Applique is my favorite form of expressing a picture in fabric. Asian fabrics are a favorite of mine because of the delicate designs.

  504. K G Dees says:

    What I enjoy most about making quilts are the endless possibilities of fabric, design, and technique that can be combined together – then magic.

  505. Sheryl Ramstad says:

    Mostly I love the learning and companionship of my quilting friends! Happy times being creative at quilt retreats!

  506. Jane says:

    I think one of my favorite things about quilt making is being a part of a large quilter community with whom I can share our designs, color,and tips.

  507. Jan Alpert says:

    I love trying new techniques. Each quilt becomes a learning experience. And I love to give them away to special people.

  508. Sara-Ann Goldman says:

    I found knitting, crochet, needlepoint or embroidery were very limiting because I found that I couldn’t design any item myself. On the other hand, what has kept me quilting for more than 40 years is that the finished project is unique to me. If I use a store bought pattern, the color/fabric choices are mine. If I use a kit, the quilting choice is mine. This has allowed me to grow as a quilter and be happy with the results. To me, being happy with the results allows me to feel fulfilled and satisfied.

  509. Cindy Hanrahan says:

    My favorite part of making quilts is giving them away and seeing the happiness on the person’s face. My favorite part of construction is picking out the fabrics and seeing how they fit together to make the whole quilt “pop”. Thanks!

  510. Susan Mayer says:

    I love picking out the fabrics and adding an unexpected color or design…usually black and white!

  511. Susie Wolcott says:

    Piecing the colors

  512. Sallie says:

    The fun and relaxation of creating something with all the different pieces, shapes, colors, and textures which can be useful and bring others joy knowing it was made with love just for them.

  513. Catherine Maxson says:

    I love that quilt making requires a sustained commitment to the creative process. So often my creative activities last 5 minutes, etc. It takes me longer than 5 minutes to make a quilt!

  514. Jodine Bergen says:

    I love the design process: starting with an idea but then morphing it as I go along until the quilt ends up being quite different than my initial vision. I can’t keep myself from doing this, and that’s the process I enjoy.

  515. susan o'donnell says:

    I love designing and color selection. There’s always something fresh to choose

  516. kathy Jurevicius says:

    The planning phase of choosing fabric for my quilt is the most enjoyable part of quilting.

  517. ka-ren says:

    always a new adventure

  518. Patricia says:

    I love designing quilts.

  519. Rochelle Blair says:

    For me, the best part of quilting is choosing the fabric once I know what pattern I am going to use. I love trying out different color combination and different fabric styles in a single quilt.

  520. marty says:

    What I love about making quilts is that always I can pick them up or put them down as time permits. Appreciate that

  521. Marjorie Mathison says:

    I love playing with the fabrics and seeing how combinations change with the layout

  522. Kathy Weyenberg says:

    The best part is, after picking the fabric, cutting the pieces, changing some of the fabric, cutting more pieces, seeing the pieces fit together and form the pattern for the quilt.

  523. Judy Helms says:

    I love coordinating fabrics to put together in a new project. But probably the most exciting is putting on the binding knowing that the quilt is finally finished,

  524. Veronica says:

    I enjoy the creative process. If I use someone else’s pattern, I always choose my own colors and fabrics- never kits. But I prefer adapting a pattern or creating my own designs. Thanks- these fabrics and threads are lovely.

  525. Crystal Edwards says:

    I love the feeling when I am fully creatively engaged.

  526. Brian says:

    Seeing it all come together in the end after wondering how your fabric selections will work together.

  527. Patricia Koehler says:

    What I most like about making quilts? Aahhh, the colors, the design, the fulfillment of my imagination…but BEST of all is the friendship with best friends in my quilting world. Round Robin pals and the quilt guild pals…we have so much fun together AND inspire one another. Truly a JOY

  528. april zemke says:

    I have always loved the look and feel of fabrics. The wide variety of colors available enhance the creative process.

  529. Arianna Macy says:

    My favorite part is cutting fabric – it’s relaxing, and I’m starting a new project!

  530. Wehaf says:

    I love that the finished product comes out exactly how I want – no searching for just the right pattern in a store.

  531. Rafaelita Chavez says:

    My favorite part in making a quilt is the piecing.

  532. Shen Russo says:

    I JUST TURNED 60 and now need low volume EVERYTHING! It’s amazing how much IMPACT you can have even when you whisper….

  533. Lin Hilgendorf says:

    hand applique is my favorite! It’s so relaxing and creative.

  534. J. Michael Voiles says:

    Good Morning,
    the sense of peace and calm, when the sewing machine is running. It makes me Happy!

  535. Jean Hope says:

    Picking out the pattern and shopping for the fabrics and picking the colors and thread.

  536. Kathryn Walmsley says:

    Fabric is my inspiration, there is nothing like using the art work of others to create something new and beautiful.

  537. Emily ellen says:

    I am in ” my happy place” when I pull out the drawers of fabric purchased with friends and remember the where and when of a good day together. The creative juices start upon seeing the possibilities even on the bolt and then I can’t wait to have a bit of free time to make something original.

  538. Mary Gillette says:

    I love picking out the fabrics, but also the look on the recipients face when they receive the quilt, priceless.

  539. Lynn says:

    I love looking at all the beautiful colors and then putting them together to make something even more beautiful. The low volume colors selected by Victoria and the high quality threads by Aurifil will greatly enhance my creations

  540. Carol says:

    I absolutely love the creative process of quilting. Choosing fabrics, designing the quilt, piecing the blocks, and quilting all inspire my creative juices. I love it!

  541. Mary Collett says:

    I love so many things about quilting – choosing pattern and fabrics, of course the sewing on my new machine, and my favorite part is hand stitching the binding.

  542. Robin Nikkel says:

    Finding lights and non busy patterns so the eye can rest is something I have to work at in my designs. Your fabrics would work so well.

  543. Kathy Rogers says:

    I like the creative process. After the fabrics are cut out, I love putting it all together and then standing back and seeing the finished quilt.

  544. Jennifer says:

    I love using different patterns and different fabric collections and being surprised by the outcomes.

  545. Pernille Jørgensen says:

    I’m a beginner in the quilt, have sewn 2 blankets so far. I love the silence to choose fabric in calm colors with a single eye catcher. The very best is when the edge band is sewn on. My meditation

  546. Sandy W. says:

    I love seeing all the little pieces come together in a finished product that matches what I saw in my mind.

  547. Janet U says:

    I enjoy the process of all the pieces coming together in a finished top.

  548. Pat Ioveno says:

    I love how calm and serene the world seems around me as I listen to the hum of my sewing machine. Just looking at beautiful fabrics fills my heart with joy. The whole process puts me in a calm, meditative state like nothing else can.

  549. Jean S says:

    I love hand piecing while traveling and just discovered how fun it is to use a double needle to quilt ! Really love all of it!

  550. Tara says:

    I love the quiet time!

  551. Dottie C Vaughn says:

    I love the reaction you get when you gift a quilt to someone. They are priceless!

  552. Betty says:

    I love being.creative and when you finish having something useful, beautiful, and lasting

  553. Cynthia Reynolds says:

    The idea of cutting up fabelric and sewing it all back together is very satisfying. Being retired mow makes it all the more fun!

  554. Bebe says:

    Hello: I really do like the entire process. Starting, by reading the designers/pattern instructions is my least favorite, but it stretches my mind to read someone else’s patterns. The part I like the most is the quilting, either by hand or machine. I get to see and feel the fabrics up close for a long period of time. It’s like seeing something new every time I look at it.

  555. Nancy Dwyer says:

    My favorite part of making quilts is design!

  556. Maureen says:

    Matching the fabric to pattern

  557. Donna Lohman says:

    I really enjoy the process of making a quilt and the joy of giving it away.

  558. Nancy Foote says:

    What I love most is the serenity I experience when I am in that making mode!

  559. Ellen Liliedahl says:

    I enjoy the piecing!

  560. Design! Every aspect of the planning and pursuit of technical perfection. 🙂

  561. Terri says:

    I enjoy the whole process, but playing with color and the relaxing sound of the sewing machine are a big part of it for me. It’s so hard to choose one thing!

  562. Barbara says:

    I love every step of the quilting process, every choice, every stitch, every calming and creative thought.

  563. Cheryl Arnold says:

    I enjoy the sewing of my quilt, and of course the finished quilt to show off!

  564. Mary Jo says:

    I enjoy thinking about the people for who I’m making my quilts. Of course, the quilting process is fun – selecting the fabric, assembling the quilt top, and seeing the finished product!

  565. Ron Brack. Jr says:

    I enjoy it all , especially the fact that I created something that someone will use,enjoy and hopefully cherish

  566. Sara says:

    I enjoy the design decisions that are inevitably required during the quilt-making process when working without a plan …

  567. I love the process. The color, the design and piecing. I tend to not not have many UFO’s as I do finish all of my quilts but the finishing is not my favorite stage…

  568. Tracey Brookshier says:

    I enjoy picking fabric, and using as many different ones in a quilt as I can.

  569. Linda Rech says:

    Color color color! Love that. And finished finished finished—especially love that!

  570. Sharon D says:

    I love “painting” with fabric. I enjoy picking out various colors and playing with the different shapes and textures as I go along.