Monday, March 31, 2014

Welcome Redbird Quilt Co. Lets Celebrate with a MONTH of Giveaways!!

Hi everyone -- thanks for visiting today!

I'm so excited to announce and celebrate the creation of my new design, pattern, and quilting company "Redbird Quilt Co." 


Yep, this little business is getting off the ground and for the next month we're going to celebrate this and some other fun milestones with weekly giveaways!!   Woohoo! 

I have some awesome and generous giveaway sponsors lined up including Aurifil, Sew It Is Quilt Shop and Bear Creek Quilting Company just to name a few!! 

This week lets talk about milestones and the creation of Redbird Quilt Co!!

I've been sewing since I was in high school but only began the quilting journey a few years ago when my sister Janet invited me to join her in a LQS block of the month.  Well -- the completion of that BOM, along with many hours of guidance and love from my sister Janet -- and I was hooked on quilting!!

Now, 6+ years later, I've learned the joys of free motion quilting, needle turn and wool applique, lots and lots of fun quilting skills, and I've started designing my own patterns!!  

About 2 years ago I started blogging and what a world of adventure and opportunity that has opened up -- learning from the most talented and giving quilting community on earth!!   I'm so very thankful for blogging -- it's allowed me to get exposed to and write Recipes for the Moda Bake Shop AND to just share my love of quilting with others -- not to mention the bazillions of things I've learned from all the talented quilting bloggers out there -- Thank you all for embracing me and encouraging me to move forward...

 Here are some blogging milestones to celebrate!! 
  • Published more than 100 posts
  • Exceeded more than 650 followers (and I appreciate each and every one of you!!  Thank you! Thank you!)
  • Have had nearly 70,000 views on my blog -- how exciting!!
So, hey -- what do you say we get around to this week's giveaway. 

Aurifil has generously provided a set of Aurifil Botanics threads for me to give to one lucky reader!!

The Thread pack contains 10 - 220 yard spools of 50wt 100% cotton thread in some bright and cheery colors.  You can read more about the talented Carolyn Friedlander and her Botanics line on Aurifil's blog by clicking here.    
If you've never tried Aurifil thread it's really a MUST DO step in your quilting journey.  As many of you know, I quilt very densely on most of my projects and I just LOVE Aurifil Mako Cotton 50Wt thread!!

For quilting I use it in the top and bobbin thread.  It glides on like silk, doesn't break, shred, or leave piles of lint behind.... and you can do very dense quilting without unsightly thread buildup.  It is my GO TO thread for quilting!!

For piecing, the fine cotton fibers allow for nearly invisible and totally flat seams.  It's just a joy to work with.

Ok onto the fun part - - here's the scoop.

You have several ways to gain chances to win this Thead Pack of Aurifil Botanics -- choose as many or as few as you like!!
  1. One chance if you're a follower (old or new) of my blog -- leave a comment letting me know.
  2. One chance if you are an AURIbuzz blog follower (old or new)  - leave a comment on this post letting me know.
  3. One chance if you "Like" Redbird Quilt Co. on Facebook - be sure to come back to this post and let me know!
  4. One chance if you "Like" Aurifil on Facebook -- oh what scrumptious projects they post each day -- be sure to come back to this post and let me know...
  5. One chance for "Following" Redbird Quilt Co. on Twitter  "@RedbirdQuiltCo" be sure to come back to this post and let me know.
  6. One chance for "Following" Redbird Quilt Co. on Pinterest!!  Woohoo!!  
  7. Oh -- and if you give a shout-out about the giveaway on your blog or any other social media avenue -- take another chance for that !   
Be sure to leave individual comments below for each chance you decide to use!!

This giveaway will be open for one week -- so sometime on Monday, April 7th I'll use Mr. Random Generator and announce a winner!!

One more thing -- check back each Monday for the next several weeks as we celebrate some other new and exciting milestones -- new giveaways will be announced each Monday through the end of April!!

Many thanks to my husband, both of my sisters, and a couple of dear close friends (you know who you are!!)  for always encouraging me to follow my dreams - love you all!

Lets party!
Have a wonderful week.
Karen

580 comments:

  1. Karen congratulations. I follow on bloglovin

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  2. Congratulations on your new venture. Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic thread set. I am a follower of your blog.

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  3. So happy for this new adventure of yours... shared on my facebook page! Kathi

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  4. I follow your blog! thank you!

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  5. I follow the Aurribuzz blog too! thanks again!

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  6. Following redbird on Pinterest :) I don't tweet though... Kathi

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  7. Following redbird on facebook now :) Kathi

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  8. I'm a follower of your blog with Bloglovin'. Thanks.

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  9. I'm also a follower of the Auribuzz blog.

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  10. Liking Redbird Quilt Co. on FB. Thanks.

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  11. Liking Aurifil on FB too. Thanks.

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  12. I'm definitely a follower on your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  13. I follow Auribuzz! Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  14. I liked Redbird on Facebook!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  15. I liked Aurifil on Facebook!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  16. I'm following Redbird on Twitter!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  17. I follow Redbird on Pinterest!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  18. I shared on Facebook, thanks so much!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  19. I like Redbird Quilt Co. on facebook

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  20. Thank you for following the quilting tradition if sharing.

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  21. How exciting! I'd love the opportunity to try Aurifil! I am a follower of your blog.

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  22. And, I just started following you on Pinterest! What fun!

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  23. Thanks for the giveaway Karen! Of course I'm a follower!

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  24. I liked Redbird Quilt Company on Facebook!

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  25. I'm following Redbird Quilt Company on Pinterest! Thanks again for a chance to win!!

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  26. I follow your blog on Bloglovin! I love the name you chose for your company. How exciting and I wish you the best!

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  27. I "liked" Aurifil on Facebook.

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  28. I "liked" the Redbird Quilt Company on Facebook.

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  29. I'm now following you on Pinterest!

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  30. Congrats on the new shop. How exciting!! I am a blog follower.

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  31. I am following you on Pinterest. Whew!

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  32. I liked Red Bird Quilt Co. on FB

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  33. Love your blog! Aurifil thread is the best.

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  34. I follow red bird quilt co on facebook. Congratulations!

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  35. Congratulations, Karen! I am an 'old' follower. :D

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  36. I follow Redbird Quilt Co. on Facebook.

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  37. I follow Redbird Quilt Co. on Pinterest.

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  38. I follow Aurifil on Facebook.

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  39. I follow your blog through email....congrats on your new business! Can't wait to see your new patterns!

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  40. I LOVE Aurifil thread and I follow their blog....my collection is growing slowly!

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  41. Beautiful thread, would love to try the different colors, thanks for the give a way. Follow you blog through email.

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  42. I am an Aurifil follower on Facebook!

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  43. I am now a Redbird follower on Facebook!

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  44. And of course I follow Redbird on pinterest! :)

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  45. I follow your blog via Bloglovin.

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  46. I am a follower of your blog! Congratulations on the formation of your company!

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  47. I do follow the Aurifil blog (my favorite thread too!).

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  48. I've liked the Redbird Quilt Co. on FB!

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  49. I follow on BlogLovin. Best wishes on your new adventure! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  50. I am a follower, love Aurifil thread.
    Gloria
    gyates625@bellsouth.net

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  51. Who doesn't like Aurifil? I just did on FB. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  52. I like Aurifil on FB, my absolute favorite!

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  53. Karen, I shared your post on Facebook.

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  54. Liked Redbird Quilt Co. on FB. svonfumetti at yahoo dot ccom

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  55. Congratulations on you new venture - I wish you great success! I am a follower via Bloglovin.

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  56. I am an Auribuzz blog follower!

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  57. Oh I love Aurifil thread! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm definitely a follower of your blog (on Feedly). :0)

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  58. I also follow Aurifil's blog! :0)

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  59. And I like Aurifil on Facebook! Thanks again! :0)

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  60. I have been following with GFC.

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  61. I am an AURIbuzz blog follower with email.

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  62. Congratulations! Thank you for a great give away. I follow you by e-mail.

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  63. I started following your blog when I fell in love with your Redbird & Berries pattern. I believe it was featured on the Moda blog. Love it and am so happy for this next step of your journey!

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  64. I just "Liked" Redbird Quilt Co on Facebook!!!! Love your cover photo!!!

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  65. Just now "liked" Aurifil on FB too! I tried Aurifil while at a wool applique class with my sister. The Quilted Crows from Australia highly recommended it. Since then I've noticed a LOT of my friends using the thread for piecing quilts. Wow! I've been enlightened!

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  66. I have been following Aurifil by email.

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  67. I liked Redbird Quilt Co. on facebook.

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  68. I'm following you on Pinterest.

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  69. I'm a follower! I "like" aurofil on facebook too. That's all I have time for today..... Congratulations!!

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  70. I would love to try the Spring Botanics thread. I have a few and really like the thread. Thanks for the chance to win the Spring collection.
    katztoo at exede dot net

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  71. Congratulations on your new business! I follow you on Bloglovin! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  72. I follow Auribuzz on Bloglovin, and by e-mail
    katztoo at exede dot net

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  73. Love reading Redbird Quilt posts. Love all your work and your sharing with all us. I follow by e-mail and Bloglovin.
    katztoo at exede dot net

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  74. I have liked Aurifil on FB for a long time.
    katztoo at exede dot net

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  75. I also follow all of Redbird Quilts on Pinterest.
    katztoo at exede dot net

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  76. I follow you via email! I want to read NOW not filter through facebook!'
    Cheri
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  77. I follow Aurifil on Facebook..and their blog as I had to go through facebook to get to the blog and forget to delete the facebook follow!
    Cheri
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  78. I'm an email follower. thanks so much for sharing

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  79. I follow aurifil on facebook. thanks for sharing

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  80. I'm also an auribuzz follower. Thanks again

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  81. Congrat's and best wishes on your latest adventure.

    And yes, I am a follower.

    Thanks for a chance.

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  82. I am now a Pintrest follower also.

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  83. Of course I follow your blog!! Congratulations on reaching so many milestones! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful thread set!
    Paulette

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  84. I like you on Facebook - thanks for the chance to win! VermontPines at aol dot com

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  85. I like Aurifil on Facebook - thanks for the chance to win! VermontPines at aol dot com

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  86. Thanks for the wonderful blog. I follow you via email.

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  87. I am a follower of Auribuzz via email.

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  88. I I follow auribuzz blog via email.

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  89. I "like" Redbird Quilt Co. on FB

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  90. I just recently started following your blog and I just love those cardinals!

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  91. I already follow Aurifil! Love it!

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  92. I now follow you on Pinterest!

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  93. I have liked you on Facebook! (of course I do!)

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  94. I follow Redbird Quilt Co on Pinterest.

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  95. Congratulations! I follow Auribuzz blog

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  96. I follow on bloglovin. Thanks, Kathy
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  97. I follow AURIbuzz on FB as Kathy Newsom Davis.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  99. I follow Redbird Quilt Co.on FB as Kathy Newsom Davis.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  100. I follow Redbird Quilt Co. on Pinterest.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  101. Sorry I am a follower of AURIBuzz....

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  102. I am a Face Book fan of Red Bird Quilt Co.

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  103. I am a Face Book fan of AURLfil....

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  104. And of course I am a Pintest Fan of Red Bird Quilt Co.

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  105. I follow your blog. Love your work.
    J Martin

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  106. I follow AURIbuzz by email, too. Thanks!

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  107. I follow your blog by email and just liked your facebook page. Am so excited for your and the next part of your journey! You are an inspiration!

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  108. I follow you and I also get your emails.

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  109. I follow you by email. Look forward to reading them.

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  110. I follow Redbird on facebook

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  111. I follow Aurifil on facebook!

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  112. I like Redbird Quilt Co. on Facebook.

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  113. I shared your give away on Facebook.

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  114. I'm an AURIbuzz blog follower.

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  115. I follow Aurifil thread on Facebook.

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  116. I'm a new follower on Bloglovin.

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  117. I already follow Aurifil on Facebook. I love their thread.

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  118. I shared about the giveaway on Facebook.

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  119. I follow Redbird Quilt Co. on Pinterest!!

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  120. Following Auribuzz with Bloglovin.

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  121. I tweeted. https://twitter.com/MoeWest/status/450689897678909440

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  122. I love your blog! Thanks for the chance at winning some awesome thread.

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  123. Congrats on the new adventure! I follow your blog both Google and email!

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  124. I am a follower of Auribuzz.

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  125. I have Limed Rebird Quilts on Facebook.

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  126. I have Liked Aurifil on Facebook.

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  127. I am now rolling Redbird Quilts on Pinterest!
    Thanks for all the opportunities to win!

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  128. I have been a happy Bloglovin follower!

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  129. I have been a happy Auribuzz blog follower and I still haven't tried their beautiful threads yet. Congratulations on your new adventure!

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  130. I happily liked Redbird Quilt Co. on Facebook!

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  131. Congratulations on your new adventure! I just recently joined Pinterest and you are now my first follow.

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  132. Congratulations! I will definitely be following you by email and Blolovin.

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  133. Congrats! I follow you on Feedly.

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  134. I liked Redbird Quilt Co on facebook. I am from NY too

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  135. I liked Aurafil on facebook,also like Aurafil on my machine

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  136. Billie Mick is a follower, she told me about you, but I do not do pinterest, facebook or twitter or anything else than email

    aka kingcooper0001@aol.com

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  137. I follow your blog via my RSS feeds in my email.

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