Monday, March 30, 2015

Birthday GiveAway!!

   

Why not do a GIVE AWAY on one's birthday?

;-) GIFTS FOR YOU!!!

I'll pick three winners... for a chance to win a one of two copies of my book, or a CUT IT up Tshirt!  (You can also purchase these items in my shop here)

Pass this giveaway on to your pals at FB and twitter and blogs! Let's spread some NICE WORDS around the World!


Leave me a comment below on something NICE about today...





Yesterday was my Birthday.   Clearly I am excited about that...  itv is a carrot cake after all... Who wouldn't get excited. HAHA!

Here is my LACE quilt, which is in my Double Wedding Rings: Traditions Made Modern book... Quilted by Lisa Sipes.  It won Best in Show at the Empire Quilt Guild Show! This is Lisa and my, second Best of Show collaboration!   This quilt also won 1st place for Group category... And also hung in Houston last fall.  This quilt is every precious to me... If you watch the video you seamy inspiration...

This is my other Entry,  Green Trees, Clouds and Walt Whitman, quilted by Karen McTavish. Another collaboration... This was a very difficult quilt to make, it is not made the same way the first version of this quilt, Luminous Views, that is in my  Double Wedding Rings: Traditions Made Modern book...




My Birthday Gift!! A vintage ORANGE DWR top from my Husband! LOVE HIM!!! and the quilt!!

Some favorites from the Empire Quilt Show, this YOYO quilt made by Floraminda B. I lovd the original design on the YOYO's... Just great!

Sorry!I thought I could read the tag on this quilt.. I'm not sure who made it... But it was so lovely...
 Update! Thank you BETSY, for the info! Happy Birthday, Victoria. "Geese in the Pineapple" is Pamela Nyberg's, her 1st ever show entry. It won 1st place Traditional Machine Quilted and Best Machine Quilting. Isn't it fabulous? Thanks for sharing your photos. 


Betsy V. made this quilt... It also hung at QuiltCon. Such fun! I loved the color and improv aspects... Clearly the judges did too, and the viewers! She also won Viewers choice! Way to go Betsy!! 
Woot Woot!!!



So.... Can I give you a GIFT??


;-) GIFTS FOR YOU!!!


I'll pick three winners... for a chance to win a one of two copies fo my book, or a CUT IT up Tshirt!

Pass this giveaway on to your pals at FB and twitter and blogs! Let's spread some NICE WORDS around the World!


Leave me a comment below on something NICE about today...


Contest open until 9 a.m.April 5th, Easter Sunday!    (Did you know I was born on Easter?)



More Ways to WIN!!
Meg Cox's giveaway to enter CLICK HERE  ( two more copies of my book, templates and 6mo'    sub. to creativebug!

170 comments:

  1. Happy birthday! It's a gorgeous 65 degrees in MO today! Makes for a very nice day!

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  2. I had a very nice day today quilting with my quilt group at Jefferson First United Methodist Church. Our group quilts other peoples quilts, charge them for our quilting and then give our monies back to our community where there is a need. Great group of ladies.

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  3. Our Sunshine finally made a comeback--still snow on the ground, but so nice to see blue skies...Spring must be soon...hugs and thanks, Julierose

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  4. I hope you had a fabulous birthday! It's not just nice here in MO today, it's gorgeous!

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  5. Happy belated birthday Victoria! It was a snowy morning in CT, but I got to spend the entire day quilting away in my toasty studio. So grateful!

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  6. Happy Birthday!!! I saw robins, a sure sign spring is almost here!

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  7. Happy Belated Birthday Victoria!!! It's finally in the 50's today on Long Island and there is no more snow in the forecast!!!! Now that's NICE! :)

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  8. Happy Birthday! My Aunt says you get to celebrate as many days as you are old. She's 83 and looking forward to celebrating for months. So let the party continue! I am happy because the sun is out, the tulips are blooming, and the icing on the cake is that the quail and cedar waxwings just arrived in the neighborhood. I love watching the quail and they eat ants! Sending wishes for continued celebrations and joy throughout your new year.

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  9. How cool, something nice about today, well that's not easy
    But I finished a dilly bag and despite a terrible forcast we had some sun

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  10. The weather is great today

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  11. The sun is out! I handquilted out on the deck for an hour and my DH brought home a new box of my favorite tea. All and all a great day!

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  12. Happy birthday!! I organized my sewing room today to prepare for several new projects (including a DWR for my BFF)!

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  13. H.B. Victoria! I loved hearing your stories at the Minnesota Quilters meeting recently. I can recommend that all quilters would love seeing your quilts and hearing your stories. Sunny here in the Twin City area. Come visit us again.

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  14. HI, belated Birthday Greetings! This is a neat giveaway>love to win a copy of your book! Thanks for sharing on your blog! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  15. Happy Belated Birthday! Love that green quilt!! Enjoy your cake! It's a beautiful VERY breezy day in the mitten. Thanks for an opportunity to win

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  16. Happy Birthday Victoria.. I'm having a fabulous day, stroking and playing with fabric; what could be better?

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  17. I hope that you had a wonderful Birthday! Finished up a swap mini quilt. I put together the back of a quilt to be sent off to my fav longarm quilter. I finished another wide open bag for a friend. Productive day! Yeah!

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  18. Today is my first day of spring break and the weather is in the mid 50s!!!! happy belated birthday!!!

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  19. Seems like you had a nice birthday! Best wishes for another happy, healthy and creative new year ahead!
    It is spring over here in Germany! Today I bought a new barbecue and two of my three kids announced that they will be home for Easter :) So we will have a family barbecue at Easter!

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  20. I found out that the pain in my wrist is only arthritis! It could be worse. A brace is so much better than surgery.

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  21. Wow! Love your Lace quilt! I had not caught a close up of it before. The quilting is an incredible addition to it as well. Happy Birthday to you! I was thinking just today--only a week until my kids are home for spring break! Love spending a bit more time with them.:)

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  22. Just found out you are coming to the Midland Quilt Guild in June!!!! Can't wait!!!

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  23. You indeed had a wonderful birthday. And I spent a wonderful afternoon knitting with my friends at Panera's.

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  24. It is raining here in northern MN and it feels like a spring rain!!

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  25. Happy happy birthday dear girl ! You continue to be a major inspiration for me. The flowers and trees are in full bloom this week here in the South and it is gorgeous -

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  26. Happy Birthday!! Today was super nice out (except for the wind) so when I went out to take some photos of my latest quilt finish I was super stealthy and pretty sure I used someone back fence inlet to get out of the wind to capture my photo. ;) Sort of fun if you know what I mean!!

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  27. Happy Birthday Chicka! Just had a lovely lunch with my bestie. It's a gorgeous day and I'll be down with work in 4hrs.

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  28. Happy birthday Victoria. ..love your husband's gift!!! Today was a lovery day in Florida. ..mid 80s, blue skies. Your day in the sun will surely come soon!!!

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  29. Happy Birthday fellow March birthday person! You are one of the nicest people I met last year and the class at QBL was one of the highlights of my year! Wish I lived closer and could take another clas!! I learned so much!

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  30. spring is in the air here in KY. beautiful blue skies, mild temps and it's a wonderful day to stay inside to quilt!! (just kidding about staying indoors) I'm happy to have you back to the blog and catching us up on the happenings. Happy belated birthday. learning to love orange and i must say it goes lovely with my fav pinks and greens.

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  31. Happy birthday!! March birthdays are the best. ;)
    Love your orange DWR!
    Today is BEAUTIFUL... I actually owned the car windows. Super nice!! :)

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  32. My cousin is getting married in Colorado next week, Between the two of them they have 5 boys! No girls. I made each of the boys a quilt and got that box mailed off today! I am so happy the box of quits is off and that the quilts are finished! YEAH!

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  33. I had a sewing day with friends today,,,,lots of fun!!!

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  34. I returned yesterday from a four day quilting retreat with 10 cousins and was still so happy today. One of the things I made was a towel pullover bib with an octagon appliqued to the front. The applique was created from "made fabric" using my sewing neighbor's scrap pile. It is so cute and it is for another coursin's daughter's baby.

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  35. I got to sit in Wills chair!!!! Oh happy day!!

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  36. I just took a fabulous walk on this 75 degree day in Lawrence, KS. Now that I'm energized again, I'm going back to the longarm to finish a customer quilt. Yay for finishes! Happy belated birthday and I LOVE your DWR!!!

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  37. I just had a wonderful sushi lunch with a dear friend. Happy birthday.
    Sue Rook Nichols

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  38. My 85 year old parents have decided to extend their visit an extra day and night!

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  39. It's getting warmer out. That's a good thing!

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  40. Happy Birthday, Victoria. "Geese in the Pineapple" is Pamela Nyberg's, her 1st ever show entry. It won 1st place Traditional Machine Quilted and Best Machine Quilting. Isn't it fabulous? Thanks for sharing your photos.

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  41. It's not snowing(at least right now) and April is almost here! Congratulations. The quilts are beautiful!

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  42. I'm the quilter who made the quilt from the Guild show you thought was lovely and I can't think of anything nicer than getting a compliment from you today. Thank you! I admire your work and Happy Birthday.

    Best, Pamela Nyberg

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  45. Happy birthday, first day this year we had the windows open Weee!!!!

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  46. Another beautiful day! And also blessed to have a wonderful husband.

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  47. Happy Birthday! My son is great!!!

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  48. Happy Day, Victoria! Every year is a gift, and may yours be filled with joy! The first daffodil opened in our yard today - a bright, sunny harbinger of Spring!

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  49. What's nice about a Monday? Kisses from my hubby, cuddles from my kitty and spending the afternoon on Craftsy taking classes. Guess Monday isn't so bad after all! :) Lori

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  50. Happy birthday, Victoria! It's a beautiful day here in mid-Missouri. Congrats on the ribbons - your quilts are gorgeous.

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  51. Every day you get to see on a quilt is a good day. And if you get to see something orange it's extra good.

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  52. Happy birthday plus a day. It's sunny here and I finished our taxes and got them delivered to the accountant. It's nice to have that off my table so I can go back to a project, or several.

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  53. You are so sweet! I loved seeing your updates from your Mom Daughter week, and the quilt photos, as well, and your carrot cake. I actually had some carrot cake that I baked, while you were eating yours! My birthday is Thursday, so I'm looking forward to more cake! Have fun tonight! Maryellen.

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  54. What an amazing gift from your DH. Today I got my taxes submitted to the accountant so that makes today a great day. Plus I got to stop by my LQS. Bonus to the morning!

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  55. Happy Birthday! I saw your quilts over the weekend at the Empire show. They are amazing! The nice thing about today is that I went to the dentist and had no cavities, no problems at all and I don't have to go back for six months!

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  56. beautiful day in north Texas and I put out 3 hummingbird feeders, just waiting for the first one to arrive.

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  57. Happy Birthday! Love your quilts and the one your husband gave you is wonderful. Great thing about today is that I learned my niece and her boyfriend are driving up from Texas to spend this weekend with our family. We haven't seen her since Christmas and it's going to be a fun visit. Rina

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  58. Hi Victoria! sounds like you had a wonderful time on your special day! I love your new quilt from hubby! Something nice that happened today... well it wasn't the snow that fell for a while... but my son and I started picking out the seeds and plant for our garden this spring/summer... the prospect of summer is oh so nice! I would love a t-shirt to go along with my autographed copy of your book!!! thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. love the green and white quilt. Today is another lovely Autumn day here in Australia but i have sewing to do

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  60. Lets see... There was an electrical fire at work and we were all sent home early...THAT was nice. 😜

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  61. Belated Happy Birthday! Blue skies today with the promise of spring to come.

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  62. Happy Birthday. It was a beautiful day, everything to be thankful for.

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  63. Happy Birthday, it is the best day because the weather is finally acting like spring, sunny, warm and there are tweeting birds.

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  64. SOne thing nice about today? It's your birthday! Happy Happy Birthday!

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  65. Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Wishing an amazing
    Rest of the year for you.
    Love your quilts, tutorials and how much you share to other quilters. Thanks for being awesome😄

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  66. I think I told you before that you share your birthday with my Dad - he's been gone five years and left lots of great memories to think about today. Hope your birthday wa happy.

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  67. Happy birthday!!!! Today I got to see a president. Obama was eating across the street from my building and I got to witness the ridiculousness of the security and motorcade. It was actually kind of cool even though it was hailing and freezing out.

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  68. The "something nice about today" in my world was setting my sewing area back up after a 3 day sewing retreat. Then I sewed all day instead of grocery shopping. Tomorrow I will do my chores but today was just enjoying being home!
    XOXOXO Subee

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  69. Happy Birthday! My kid got a job today after too many months of searching -- so that's a very nice thing about today.Great vintage DWR!

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  70. Happy Birthday! Today is a beautiful day in Melbourne, Australia. I'm airing some of my quilts on the clothesline and will try to fit in some sewing as well as the chores. Love your orange DWR what a wonderful present!

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  71. The nice about today: It's sunny and warm here in Southern California - as you know. The most wonderful thing about coming here was smelling freshly cut grass! It's been months since I have smelled that aroma! And how interesting to read your blog today and find out that you have recently been in this area. Yesterday I went to the mission in Ventura and The Getty Center. Isn't the Getty Center fabulous?

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  72. Enjoyed a beautiful spring day while repotting house plants on the patio, my fur baby supervised. Happy Birthday!

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  73. Happy birthday to you! My current quilt is going well and I'm excited about it, so that's my good thing for today. Congrats too on more ribbons.

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  74. April is a wonderful month for a birthday. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY TO YOU. We had a beautiful sunshiny day in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan today, hip hip hurrah. Debbie dbstef@shaw.ca

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  75. Happy Birthday! The sun was shining bright and beautiful today in Portland Oregon, tomorrow rain. April shower will bring May flowers:)

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  76. Happy Birthday! Beautiful Day today. Sunny and 77 here in Nebraska. Spring is on the way hopefully.

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  77. Happy Birthday! Even though today was beautiful outside in CA . . . it was great for me because I got back to quilting and will hopefully finish my quilt tomorrow. yea to finishing!

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  78. The weather is nice at home, but I am visiting my family in AZ where I spent yesterday by the pool. Nice, also went to a great quilt shop today for some fabric therapy.

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  79. Happy Birthday! Today, I went back to work and taught music to some amazing elementary kiddos. Thank you for the opportunity to look at the good things. :)

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  80. Happy Birthday! We have sunny day today after week of rain!

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  81. Happy belated birthday !
    I shortened my UFO-List, because I buried the last threads on a big quilt yesterday :-)))

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  82. Just found your pretty work. Love your lace quilt, a lot of work went into that. A good thing about today - it's my day off. Very Happy late birthday wishes.

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  83. Happy birthday. I enjoyed quilting "care" quilts today. As a bonus we had sunshine today after days of rain...and the first of the rhubarb was harvested...spring is definitely here on the west coast.

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  84. It was a beautiful day here in Edmonton and I went and had lunch with a great friend. We then visited our favorite consignment shop and followed that by our favorite tea. A great way to spend Spring break. Happy Happy birthday! Hope it is a grand year for you.
    Thanks for the chance to win your lovely book.
    Warmest regards,
    Anna
    quiltmom1(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  85. Happy Birthday!
    The sun is shining even though it is still freezing temperatures this early in the morning. It is very quiet in the neighborhood since most people have left for their cabins in the mountains for Easter vacation. And last, but not not least, my foot is healing after surgery last week. I am looking forward to a stroll outside with my crutches later today!

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  86. Happy belated birthday! Today is my birthday and a big one!
    Your LACE quilt is just beautiful. You did a great job on it.

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  87. I hope your birthday was wonderful. (mmm carrot cake!)
    this morning I had to get up early so -It is NICE to have coffee.

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  88. What a great birthday for a very special person.

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  89. Happy birthday to you!
    Today ist wonderful, because there is time to sew :)
    Love your quilts!!

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  90. Happy Birthday V! The birds are so happy the weather is finally changing and the warm temps are here.
    That is happy news!
    Thanks for the chance at your awesome book! DWR improv is on my bucket list!

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  91. Happy birthday! I have a brother that was born on Easter too! March 29. He left for Australia on the 28th and cross the international date line near midnight on the 28th so when he crossed it was already the 30th so he didn't have a birthday this year! Strange hun? That orange DWR rocks! It is nice the daffodils are starting to poke up thru the ground after such a long winter.

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  92. Happy birthday!! Kids are on spring break and the weather has turned beautiful! Cant wait to spend time with my amazing family today!!

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  93. Birthdays make it a nice day! Happy birthday to you, and also my sister for next week! What a lovely gift that your husband found for you!

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  94. Happy happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful week and year!!!

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  95. Looks like you had a great birthday V! Today is nice because it is my granddaughters FIRST birthday. (And tomorrow is mine....lots of Aries around here!!)

    Your green DWR is amazing.....

    xoxo
    Deb (aka tropicslady)
    ladara at cfl dot rr dot com

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  96. Hi Victoria - have been reading your blog a long while now, saw your post about the Empire show and decided to come see it. My daughter lives in Brooklyn so also a lovely "excuse" to visit. Anyhow, I actually watched your husband take the photo of you with Lace. That quilt is stunning. I made sure to have one of the ladies flip it over so I could see the back. I cannot even imagine how many hours went into that quilt. I loved it! And congratulations on the Best in Show. Belated happy birthday. Next time I will definitely say hello - guess I was feeling shy...

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  97. Happy Birthday Victoria! It is sunny and heading toward 65 degrees here in Kentucky...a beautiful spring day! I am doing some volunteer work, then sewing gifts for two special birthday girls in my life. Thanks for all your inspirational posts! I am new fan and loving your work.

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  98. It's your birthday, that automatically makes it a great day. Now it is a warm 75 degrees with the beautiful sun shining here on Amelia Island, FL.
    mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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  99. Happy Birthday Victoria!!!
    What makes it a great day? Waking up to three sweet kitties, hot coffee, sending off goodies to the kiddos for Easter, just to name a few things! It's always a great day at my house!
    Thanks for the fab birthday giveaway!

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  100. Today I have the whole day free to do whatever I want without interruptions, so I'm planning to work on some of my quilting projects. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  101. It is storming out here. I was walking my dog and I couldn't stop laughing at the sight of him enjoing the hard wind.

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  102. Today is my first sew day this week. Yeah! Congrats on birthday, ribbons, and lovely orange quilt . Loved seeing your grandmothers lace. Thanks for sharing it.

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  103. Happy birthday, the sun is out so that makes everything seem better.

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  104. It's a bright sunny morning. I enjoyed my morning cuppa on the roof deck enjoying the clear skies and mountain views ... the cats joined me and we all sat happily and listened to the birds singing.
    (I already own your books, but would love to win a T-shirt!)

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  105. Happy Birthday to you from sunny Sweden! Thanks for a chance to win your fabulous book!

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  106. Happy Birthday! It's a beautiful day, and March is going out like a lamb!

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  107. Hi there Victoria…
    Today is a good day as my Dad might get out of the hospital today…also, it is garbage day…yoo-hoo!!!
    I see your dear hubs picked the perfect prezzie for you!!! Happy Belated Birthday!
    Thanks! I'm hoping for your book!
    Quilty Huggs,
    Jacqueline

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  108. I’m reading this a day late but my choice about something nice would be that yesterday was the birthday of my beloved “borrowed daughter”, Kitt. She makes my life sweet and happy and PINK! Such a relief in this house of boys.
    (I’m thrilled to see there is a DWR book. I am inspired, but a little daunted by the curves. I have only made three throw-sized quilt tops and three crib-sized tops, so I am a beginner.)

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  109. Happy Birthday! Your birthday present DWR top is soooo lovely. Here in the Midwest, the sun is shining brightly and the breeze is warm. It's a good day!

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  110. Here's something nice: after six months of heartbreak involving a veterinary oncologist (so kind, but never someone you want to encounter three times in six month for three different dogs), yesterday we took our big boy to the vet for something normal, and got an ordinary report that all was well and not to worry and to go home and just keep loving him and taking good care of him and maybe even take a deep breath and relax a wee bit if that's possible. So, happy birthday to you, happy ordinary day to us!

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  111. Happy Birthday Victoria! The weather is grand, the kids are all healthy and I have fabric to play with.... recipe for a wonderful day... Hope yours was glorious!

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  112. Happy birthday! Today was wonderful! I got to spend the whole day in my pajamas quilting and cooking.

    Also: Green Trees, Clouds, and Walt Whitman is amazing!

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  113. Happy Birthday Victoria! Today was great as we had beautiful sunshine here in Jersey, Channel Islands & all the daffodils are in bloom all over the Island, just makes you happy seeing them :) would love to win one of your books, thank you.

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  114. Happy Bday Victoria! It's sunny and warm today in the Kansas City area. I had a yummy piece of cake for lunch and get to work in my garden. Life is good today!

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  115. Happy Birthday, Victoria! I love this quote from Leonard Nimoy. " The miracle is this, the more we share the more we have." We are blessed that we have so much to share. Thank you for all you share.

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  116. The sun came out today after a very cloudy morning. I love sunny days especially in winter. Happy B-day!

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  117. today was a beautiful 67 degrees F and my little girl got to where the Sun dress that we made together!

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  118. It's not a nice day weather-wise, but I've been having a very nice time hand quilting my Indigo nap quilt....and I just woke up from a very nice nap. That quilt really works!!!

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  119. Let me get this straight - your birthday and I might get a present?!? Yippee! Today is a pretty severe migraine day so what's nice about today was that not being able to drive didn't cause big problems, and I am finally feeling better. Thank you for making it even nicer. ;-D

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  120. This entire week is especially nice for me because I'm spending it in NYC with my sister and her two lovely children. I live in Kentucky, and they all live in Denmark, so I dont get to see them or spend time with them nearly as often as I'd like. Thus, even though the weather is far from lovely, I'm having the best time.

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  121. Happy Birthday. What beautiful quilts. I love the white and green one. The one wedding ring quilt is also beautiful. I can tell you enjoy what you do. Thanks for having such a great give away.

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  122. Loved your video-it felt like we were having a conversation.
    Love your studio (and your dog!).

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  123. I got to chat with my granddaughter (19 mos old) through FaceTime twice today. Actually I did most of the talking but she mimicked some faces I made and told me about the puppy! Happy Birthday- belated of course.

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  124. Happy Birthday. What beautiful quilts. I love the white and green one. The one wedding ring quilt is also beautiful. I can tell you enjoy what you do. Thanks for having such a great give away.

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  125. Something happy about today - I saw the BEST cloud in the blue sky today - it was perfect. White and fluffy with a flat bottom and all accented with grey perfectness :) Have a great day!

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  126. Today is a class day and I have a quilt to share with my students, lent to me by a friend; Melbourne is doing Autumn so well and the sun is shining through autumn toned leaves; and I'm gazing at beautiful white gladioli while drinking my breakfast tea and reading about your very happy birthday and admiring that gorgeous birthday quilt!

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  127. Something about today . . . I found your blog! and so glad that I did.

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  128. I found a wonderful tilting table today at a thrift store. I will use it in my sewing room. It will be great for holding strips. It will also be used for a mini design wall, auditioning block pieces. Sew excited. Happy Birthday :)

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  129. A great thing about today is that I was signed off for driving the ambulance! I love that you won awards for those two quilts. They are lovely. I felt that they were the most pleasant surprise - I hadn't seen them before - the lace one - wow! and the green trees, etc. is 3 dimensional! You are such a creative force, I love what you've been up to! Happy Birthday!

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  130. Something nice about today... For some reason I've been thinking March only had 30 days, but it has 31 - so I got an extra day!

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  131. I had a great report at my pre op appt today! Happy birthday!

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  132. Here's my comment about something nice: PEOPLE! I just love them. People do so many nice things for others, and it fills up my heart with sunshine. This includes you, one of the Nice Ones.

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  133. Happy, happy birthday....it's so wonderful to belong to the quilting community and I look forward always to reading your blog and picking up on your vibe.....I'm all about improvisation ,,, today I found a purple batik fabric with elephants printed on it that made me happy.....and tomorrow my granddaughter Ashley is one and she makes me very happy!!!!!!

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  134. Happy to be back home with my doggies!

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  135. Happy Birthday ! What really made me happy today was getting fitted for a new bra. I enjoy the little bits of your life you share . Will see you in the fall with my sisters again when we take Manhattan .

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  136. Got the ham for our big Easter dinner and chocolate eggs for our Easter egg hunt

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  137. Spending a magnificent weekend with my son, his girlfriend and meeting her family made me very happy this weekend and I continue to be thankful for my family. It too was his birthday. And many happy birthday wishes to you Victoria. I am also thankful for your generosity in sharing your talents with all of us! You inspire so many.

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  138. I had a lovely day today with my quilt bee. Finished this evening with this lovely blog. The Quilts you show in the blog are so beautiful Especially your own.

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  139. I had crepes for breakfast AND for dinner!

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  140. First Happy Birthday. It was my parents' anniversary date too. Now something nice. I love the cheerful colors you use in your quilts, you inspire many! I knit shawls for others in nursing homes or for those that need to know they are wrapped in live. Sincerely, Paula K.

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  141. Something nice is your husband ! That DWR was such a thoughtful and so Victoria gift ! I bet he now knows A LOT about DWR quilts !

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  142. I think that something nice is your Lace Quilt, it's gorgeous! And maybe carrot cake too! ;)

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  143. the nice thing about today is that I have time in my classroom to actually WORK!! on things I need to get done for my classes. (I am taking a 30 minute break to enjoy some blogtime and relax my brain). thank you for a chance to win your book.

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  144. Great quilt gift from your hubby. Happy Birthday! Hard to find something nice to say today (unusual for me, it's been a bad 2 days, doggy wise). Hmmm... it's finally 70 degrees and sunny today! That's really nice. Missionary friends asked about a DWR quilt to replace the one they have (25 years old, and starting to fall apart from use). I thought of you. Wish they could afford one from you. I've done very little curved piecing so far. I do want to make one one day.

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  145. What's nice about today--easy--the chance to win one of these great giveaways.
    And, we share March birthdays. That makes us Aries. The book looks fabulous, but so does the t-shirt.

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  146. Made my day to have a chance to win this book

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  147. You certainly look happy in your birthday photos. I'd love to win your book, it would be so much more of a treat than an Easter egg!

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  148. The weather is warming up every day, and the snow has finally melted. I can't wait for the beautiful spring flowers to start popping out! It looks like you had a fabulous birthday! Congratulations on those 2 ribbons - your quilts are amazing!

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  149. HAPPY BELATED B DAY Miss V!!! the book looks fab but whi would have expected any less from u!!!

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  150. Nice words: Sunshine! Spring! Quilts! Snowdrops starting to bloom in Upstate New York! Thank you for the chance to win, another great bunch of words :)

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  151. March 30 is my grandaughter Juliana's birthday too. She turned 5 and her exuberance and cheerfulness and chatter makes me think your were much like that growing up in Minnesota. She and you posess traits that "will take one far" in life. Happy birthday. Dian gdavidhoffmanatyahoodotcom

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  152. My spring break starts tomorrow and I plan to quilt, quilt and quilt. Your quilts are amazing. I still have displayed my everything but the kitchen sink I learned to make from you years ago. It's one of my favorite quilts. Has lots of memories for me

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  153. I'm looking forward to seeing your quilts at the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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  154. Happy Birthday! Spring warmth (on & off) is making my world green again. I planted some more seeds in my garden: spinach, lettuce & arugula.

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  155. this is a great day, the sun is shining, I'm retired and so I can sew and quilt whenever I want! Happy Birthday, thanks for sharing it with presents for us, oh my....
    love ALL your quilts!!!

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  156. Today the sun in shining, birds are chirping, air is warmer and you can just feel the "Happiness" in the air!
    I love today!

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  157. Sun is shinning and I can open the windows - spring is in the air! Thanks for the opportunity to win your wonderful book!

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  158. happy birthday V. blessings to you and your family on this Easter weekend.

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  159. Happy Birthday! I'm writing this on Good Friday and a good thing about this is that my daughter is coming home tonight.

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  160. Hope you had a wonderful birthday! This seems to be your year for fantastic quilts! Keep it going!! Love what you are doing!!

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  161. This morning I'm enjoying the spring blooms and snow capped mountains outside of my studio window.

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  162. Happy Birthday Victoria! My nice thing for today was digging out a quilt top I made in 2007 and now I am going to finish it. I'm inspired. Also got some new glasses today ... in red!

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  163. Happy Birthday!! My birthday was 4-1 so I'm hoping that my luck will hold for a win here. Hope to see some of your quilts at the MN Quilt show in Duluth!

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  164. Happy Birthday! You are quite an inspiration to us all! Enjoy the celebrations. (& Great Sewing with Nancy Segment!)

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  165. Happy Birthday, Victoria! You're inspiring me to work on my DWR again. You're husband picked a wonderful orange DWR to gift you!

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  166. Happy Birthday...You share a birthday with my dad who turned 89 this year. DH and my anniversary is the 31st (40 years) and then my daughter's birthday April 2nd. Lots to celebrate! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  167. Belated Happy Birthday to you. Thanks for all you do for quilters!!

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