Monday, July 26, 2010

APQ beats SI anyday of the week

Many of you know that I am a mother of 5, so that means I have been pregnant for 45 months of my life. During one of my pregnancies we had a friend of my husband's living with us.  Everyday the guys would ask, "Did Sports Illustrated come today?"  Of course it was the Swimsuit issue that they were so excited about.(not the issue shown here)

During this same time I worked the graveyard shift at the local grocery store. Lo and behold, there set the brand new issue of the SI Swimsuit. (one side note before I finish the story- these are the same 2 guys that say people go to Hooter's for the wings, not because of the waitresses in tight fitting clothes.)
I decided to perform an experiment. I marched home with the new SI so excited I could barely stand it. I then proceeded to cut my face out of any pictures I could find. Ever so strategically I taped my picture onto each and every swimsuit model in the entire magazine. I quietly snuck the magazine into the mailbox along with the other mail so the guys would be the first to stumble across the much anticipated issue. The guys flipped through the magazine 3 or 4 times and DID NOT notice my picture on a single model. AHA!My experiment worked, they do not go to hooter's for the wings.
Flash ahead 25 years!! Now, I am the one going to the mailbox inquisitively asking, "Did my American Patchwork and Quilting come yet?"  I see why the guys were so excited (well not really) for their much anticipated reading material. No one in my house was chasing down the mailman or running to the quilt store to look for a copy. Did they not understand? This was as big as my picture (head only- not body) being taped throughout Sports Illustrated so many years before. My quilt was going to be on the cover of October's issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. Alas, my magazine(S) have arrived. I am sure that the cover quilt does not make the evening news like the cover model of SI does. I am sure my Dad would be proud that I didn't have to take off any clothes to  make the cover.
IF YOU WANT TO READ MORE ABOUT HOW EXCITED I AM, PLEASE CONTINUE:
In May, I had the pleasure and honor of attending American Patchwork and Quilting's Creative Circle 2010. You can read all about this in the October issue of APQ so I will not fill you in too much of the details. (BACK PAGE) Also it was so great that I cannot even put it into words.
While on the tour of Meredith Corporation, we learned how the magazine was created and laid out. (Yes that is THE Eleanor Burns standing right next to me.) I was standing along one wall when Monica from Happy Zombie pointed out my quilt on the pages pinned to the storyboard. I was trying so hard to contain my excitement which of course is hard when Happy Zombie is pointing at you.

Senior Editor, Jennifer Keltner show us how each issue is laid out, making sure the entire issue is consistent and flows throughout. .
 We continued on the tour visiting the incredible Better Homes and Garden's test garden. Breathtaking! As we were leaving I was told, "Oh ya. Lissa your quilt was photographed right over there. Do you want have your picture made in the same spot your quilt was photographed?" Well I am kind of shy, but I jumped at the chance.
Okay, Okay enough about me.
Run and pick up your own copy of the October, American Patchwork and Quilting.
Read about Jean Wells, Tara Lynn Darr, Lisa DeBee Schiller, Tonye Belinda Phillips, Pat Sloan,
In honor of my quilt and all the crew at APQ, I am doing a give away. Some lucky comment leaving person will win a shoebox full of 1 1/2 " strips all different lengths. These strips will probably not make your own version of this quilt but it will get you started.
Also, do not miss what Jennifer Keltner is featuring on page 4. I have one now. You will want one too.

If you want to make this quilt you will need "a bunch of 1 1/2" strips" the magazine instructions and your choice of brown tonals. here are a few moda choices. Collections for a Cause-Hope, Stock # 46088-14, Sandy's Solids 7521-418 or Bella Solid 9900-71.

286 comments:

  1. That sounds cool. Congrats! I think i could make tiny hexies with 1-1/2" strips.

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  2. Oh! am I the first commenter??? love that quilt as well as all the others you have had published. I remember you from your days at The Old Craft Store. Love your blog!

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  3. Love the experiment on SI!! I guess it is similar to when I get my magazines too...

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  4. Congratulations! I heard about that tour from Eleanor Burns and it sounded like so much fun! (No, we aren't friends, I was at Quilt in a Day for a presentation and she talked about it then.) How exciting to get a sneak peek at the process when you are featured.

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  5. Fabulous quilt Lissa. See you soon.

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  6. Love the SI story!

    Congrats on the cover that is too cool!

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  7. How Wonderful... Snagging the guys, touring magazine headquarters, and topping it off with the cover of the issue...Great memories to hold onto...

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  8. Haha love the magazine experiment. Did you ever tell them? And how exciting with your quilt on the cover. I almost thought you were gonna tell us the guys put another quilt on it as a tease. Have good awesome day.

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  9. Congratulations on the cover, GREAT QUILT!!! Love, love, love scrappy quilts. Glad you had such a great time at publishing headquarters. You look cute as a button on that bench, and the SI story was hilarious by the way!!! Looking forward to getting my own copy of APQ with your quilt on the cover. Cyndi

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  10. I got my issue in the mail today. That quilt is fabulous! And yes, I'd love the box of strips. Oh, and thanks a lot. Now I want some wings!

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  11. Ooo, such a beautiful quilt! And how CLEVER of you to insert your face on the models' bodies--funny those goofy guys didn't notice. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  12. A whole bunch of strips-- ones that I haven't looked at 100 times ( my stash bag) sound like so much fun! I love love love scrap quilts-- absolute favorite. Now I'm on the lookout for my issue, too!

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  13. Fun post to read...love your SI experiment...and Congrats on being a cover girl! I will be checking my mailbox every day waiting for this issue. What a fascinating opportunity it must have been to visit and learn all about the magazine production...not to mention your quilt is stunning...have a great day! (Oh, and of course I'd love to win the fabric strips)!

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  14. Congrats on making the cover! That's very exciting!

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  15. Congratulations Lisa! That is so exciting!!!

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  16. Congrats on your cover quilt! It looks beautiful!

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  17. How totally cool! Congratulations. :) No matter how many times something like that happens, we always get excited, eh? Never get jaded, woman! :)

    :) Linda

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  18. Congratulations on the magazine! Your SI magazine story made me chuckle :).

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  19. I would much rather have my quilt be the covergirl than me LOL--congratulations. I love the look of your scrappy quilt. I wonder if I have enough scraps to make it--hmmm

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  20. Oh gosh. Now I have to start watching the mailbox for my issue of APQ. I love that magazine. Congrats on making the cover!!!!! That's truly exciting. A friend of mine made a quilt on Saturday with strips (1 and 1/2 inches). I'm planning on making one, too:) Loved her quilt. Would love to have your strips to begin my project. Again, congrats!!!!!

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  21. Congratulations on having your quilt featured on the cover! I have been checking my mailbox for my next issue of APQ to arrive and now I am even more excited. I can't wait to see your quilt. I can already tell I'm going to love that pattern because it is in all my favorites--Moda fabric my favorite colors.

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  22. Congratulations Lissa!!!
    I love your quilt!

    Great photo of you sitting where your quilt was photographed.

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  23. Congratulations on a cover page, a beautiful quilt and kudos on an experiment well done!

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  24. Cover of APQ rocks..but it's more fun to see someone of your quilt 'caliber' being excited about that. To me you are a quilt rock star...someone everyone should want on the cover.
    I knew happy zombie was going to D.M. but I didn't know you were..I am green here. My brother lives in D.M. Iowa. Anyhow, maybe someday I will be as cool as you and get invited to see how it's all done at BH&G....yeah maybe someday. :)

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  25. Congratulations, now that you are a cover girl, I suppose the next goal will be to a center fold. Good luck, with that one, can hardly wait to get my issue of AP&Q/

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  26. Beautiful quilt! Congratulations! I can't wait to get my copy in the mail. I can't believe they didn't recognize your face in a single picture. Too funny!

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  27. Got my issue today and I love your quilt. My favorite in the magazine. Congrats on making the cover!

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  28. Congrats for being at Meredith and for having your quilt published! Gush away. . . we understand totally and are all cheering for your out here in blogland.

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  29. Gorgeous quilt! I can't wait for my copy to come in the mail. Cover quilts are so exciting! - Marlene

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  30. Congrats Lissa!!!! It's a good day when we make the cover of anything with our clothes on ;)!! I would settle for Laundry Weelky or something! Your quilt is fabulous - like always! How awesome is that!
    Mary

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  31. Congratulations. I had heard about the photo and now I am happy to see it! Your creativity always amazes me from the Moda booth at market to quilts that you make. Your success is well deserved!

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  32. WOW, congratulations! That is one BEA-U-TIFUL quilt. :)

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  33. How beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration, and congrats on the publishing!!

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  34. That is too funny about the guys! Congrats on your cover shot! So flattering to see your work in print! --Sheri

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  35. Your quilt looks great on the cover, Lissa! Congratulations.

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  36. Congratulations! Your quilt looks absolutely breathtaking!

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  37. Look who is a cover girl! Your quilt rocks!!! Congrats on the cover. You are a true star.

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  38. I loved hearing about both stories and how exciting to see your quilt on the front cover of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine. Congrats Lissa!!!!

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  39. Congratulations. Beautiful quilt!

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  40. Congratulations!

    I'll be looking for a copy as I want to see your quilt and read about everyone. :-)

    Cynthia

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  41. OMG, you are so funny! Love the Sports Illustrated mag.

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  42. Absolutely love your quilt! It deserves the front cover for sure! 10 thumbs up!

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  43. Congrats Lissa! I'll be watching the mailbox for my issue! And the SI story is too fun!

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  44. What a lovely quilt. I can't wait to get the magazine to see how it is made. Hmmm, maybe I should start cutting some 1 1/2 inch strips to get started!

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  45. Mine says they go to Hooters for the wings also!! Congratulations on the October issue, can't wait to get mine either!

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  46. Mamma Mia, Mamma Mia!!!I loved your SI story! Love your quilt. Love we got to see The Spot where your quilt was shot. Love that you made the cover. Love that we got to spend that wonderful, amazing adventure together. Love that you're the sharpest shooter in the bunch. Most of all... I love you!

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  47. I just loved your SI story! Someday you will tell your grandkids that you were in SI :0)

    Thanks for sharing your strips with us. You know how much we love scrappy! Hey, now you can tell everyone that you "strip"!

    Congrats,
    Stefanie

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  48. What a great story!!!! Way to go on making the cover.

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  49. *lol* what a great story to tell...thanks for sharing...now I know what to do when I need a proof for that...!

    CONGRATS on being a cover girl...the quilt is awesome! I sure have to buy my copy of AP&Q!

    It must have been great to attend the Creative Circle...who wouldn't want to have been a fly on the wall ;o)

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  50. Congratulations Lisa! I would love those strips :-) Greetings from Slovakia:-)

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  51. Congrats I just LOVE your quilt on the cover, the brown as a background was a perfect choice! Well deserved. Loved reading your behind the scenes story, Yes I need one of those as well on page 4!
    I will be looking for a place to buy that!
    Kathie

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  52. What a great story Lissa! I love your quilt...your designs are always so wonderful...and a brown setting is PERFECT! Congratulations!

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  53. I found your blog via Kathie's and love the AP&Q magazine and have been buying here in Australia for many many years it would have to be my favourite magazine.
    Congratulations on your quilt on the cover and I loved the story about the other magazine, very funny.

    cheers
    Christine

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  54. I enjoyed the expression on your face when you were acknowleging your quilt is on the cover. Oh yeah!

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  55. Congratulations on being published. Your quilt is fabulous. Thank you for the chance to win. I am so looking forward to receiving my magazine.

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  56. Congrats! The issue looks to be areally good one. The creative Circle sounds like a neat thing.

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  57. My copy of the magazine just came in the mail and I hope to have time to look at it today! Congratulations! Your quilt is beautiful! :0)

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  58. Definitely exciting to be on the cover! Enjoyed your showing us a bit about how the mag is put together. Would love to win the fab strips. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  59. How exciting for you!!! I'm gonna have to go find a magazine of my own! Your quilt looks beautiful!

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  60. Congratualtions on teh cover quilt!! How fun to see how the magazine is put together.

    The SI story is too funny!!!

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  61. Congrats Lissa, Cant wait to get the magazine. Love the quilt.

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  62. Many Congrats!!! Waiting for my mag to show up in the mail ----- maybe it will be today!

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  63. Congratulations! I can see how excited you are! I would be, too! i'd love to win your scrapbox!!

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  64. Congrats Lisa, love your quilt on the cover. Can't wait to get my copy --- Hugs Nat

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  65. Congrats on your "cover issue"! Love your quilt, and the story about the SI. Too funny!

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  66. Congratulations! that is fantastic!!

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  67. Woo hoo! congratulations! Your quilt is gorgeous and I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my magazine.

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  68. Love the SI story, that's classic! Congrats on making the cover, the quilt is beautiful.

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  69. What a wonderful achievement! Your whole family must be proud!

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  70. What a great giveaway!! I would love to win those strips!!! I hope you have a great day!

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  71. How totally exciting to be ON THE COVER!!! Way bigger than being in the SI Swimsuit eddition ;)

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  72. Congratulations! That is so exciting. And what a great SI story!!! Too funny! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  73. Your quilt looks fabulous on the cover - you must be SO pleased! Congratulations!! Your SI story is just too funny.

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  74. Congratulations! That's one of my favorite magazines to read, and I totally get excited about it being my mailbox, too. :)

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  75. APQ is my all time favorite magazine. I have the premier issue and every one since. Would love the strips - I'm currently trying to make a pineapple quilt with 1 1/2" strips!! Great post - thanks for sharing.

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  76. How wonderful for you - the quilt looks lovely there on the COVER!!! I love the SI story, too. Hilarious! And as a scrap quilter, a bag of strips would be like winning the lottery - thanks for the chance to win!

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  77. I love AQS and look forward to each issue. Thanks for sharing your story :-) And thanks for your giveaway.

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  78. What a wonderful article and beautiful quilt - congratulations! It's a once in a life time opportunity, savor every moment.

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  79. Got my personal copy & our store copies yesterday & immediately had to open it up to see who made the incredible cover quilt. Great job!

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  80. Oh I still have ages to wait for my copy to arrive in the UK! I can't wait for it to land on the mat! I sew love the tour pics!

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  81. Lissa-

    Congrats you cover girl! As I always say, you rock! And the story about the SI issue... well, I'm still laughing and visualizing that. Nice job on both accounts. That experiment might be worth repeating...

    Love ya,
    Joanna

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  82. So excited that one of my favorite quilters (and mentor) made the cover of my favorite magazine!

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  83. Got mine in the mail yesterday...can't stop admiring your beautiful quilt, love the brown background. Way to go!

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  84. What a great story - I, too have a SI Swimsuit edition lover. I think I'll try your trick of posting my pic on several very voluptuous models! I would much rather see a copy of AP&Q in my mailbox with your beautiful quilt on the cover - love those scrappy quilts!
    Susan in NC
    susie.galasso@gmail.com

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  85. I love it! I have to make your quilt now. It's timeless.

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  86. Congratulations! What a beautiful quilt. I would love to make this and those strips would help out a lot! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  87. Congratulations for being published and then the story board example too! Those strips will go a long way to making your quilt. Thanks for the giveaway. Best wishes for more success and featured quilts published!

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  88. Your quilt is beautiful! How exciting to get to take such a tour too. It must have been so fun to get all that behind-the-scenes information.

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  89. Congratulations!!! Waaaaay better to see something beautiful you made on a cover instead of an airbrushed model.
    Oh and my 21 yr old twins say that they have gone to Hooters for the wings and sauce. I won't even get into the fact that when they were 15 a friend had his party there...!

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  90. I just received my copy in the mail and I love the cover quilt! I'm going to add it to my project list - my colors and all!
    Congratulations!!!!

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  91. I received my copy of American Patchwork and Quilting and was very excited about the ladies from Oregon -- I have met them all! I also love, love, love your quilt!

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  92. I love that quilt!!! Your whole story was great - a fun read. Got to go find that issue on the newsstand now.

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  93. Beautiful quilt!!! How exciting to be a cover girl! I can't wait to get a copy of the magazine. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  94. Many congratulations, Lissa! It is a gorgeous quilt. I loved your story about the SI swimsuit experiment. I might have to try that next year. ;-)

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  95. Congrats!! The quilt is beautiful!

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  96. I can hardly wait for my magazine to arrive so I can look in detail but I can already say you made a beautiful quilt and I can always use more fabric regardless of the size strips.

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  97. I love the SI story! Lissa, being published in APQ is a far greater achievement, by far, than appearing in SI. Your quilt is beautiful, can't wait to receive my copy. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  98. Congratulations on the cover quilt! Its beautiful, love the brown background. Great story about the SI issue.

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  99. Congratulations! I'm sitting here in envy - my issue hasn't arrived yet! I've always wondered if my postman was a closet quilter.....hum.....

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  100. Congratulations Lissa - that is just awesome! And yes please to the scraps, I could definitely use them!

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  101. congratulations! the quilt looks beautiful.

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  102. Congrats! The swimsuit issue thing is hilarious!

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  103. I would love to win your wonderful give-away!
    Trish www.quilttalesandcattails.com

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  104. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.
    Colleen
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  105. This was such a great post Lissa! And the best part is that your quilt is on the cover of Quilting!! Congratulations!

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  106. Congrats on making the cover!!

    Thanks for the give away :)

    SheilaC

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  107. I received my magazine in the mail yesterday and love this issue. And yes, I was already thinking about making this quilt! Sounds like a wonderful giveaway! Debra

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  108. What a beautiful quilt ...congrats on the cover!

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  109. I was anticipating arriving home to my magazine but alas.. nothing in the mail from APQ. I was soooo disappointed. I'm traveling tomorrow and won't be back until Friday so I wanted to take it with me but I guess it will be one of those things I look forward returning to.

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  110. Love the quilt. I remember my grandma crocheting LOTS of granny squares.

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  111. Congratulations, cover girl! I got my issue today, so I will be drooling over it later.
    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante[at]comcast[dot]net

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  112. Love your cover quilt! Congratulations! My copy of APQ hasn't come in the mail yet; maybe tomorrow. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  113. yey! it sounds great!
    thanks alot!

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  114. Congratulations. Love this cover quilt.
    Thanks for the chance to win the give-away

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  115. Love the SI story and your quilt.

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  116. I would be very excited too if I had one of my quilts featured on the cover of a magazine! Have I missed the post or have you not posted on how you accomplished this feat?

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  117. Congratulations, I will be checking my stores today to see if I can find a copy. And what an accomplishment to make a cover and keep clothes on.

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  118. It was worth waiting a month to read this post! OMG it is sooo funny! And to end with the most exciting news ever is perfect! Congratulations on becoming a cover girl. The quilt is beautiful and so are you!

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  119. Congratulations! Its one gorgeous quilt.

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  120. YEAH!!! I am so excited for you! I am even more excited that I have my very own copy of your famous quilt and HEAD SHOT!!! This is the funniest story! Congrats... Boss!

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  121. Hi there
    Congrats!! Well deserved honor Cheers!!
    Great SI story :):)
    Catie

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  122. Congrats on the magazine. I love your cliffhanger. Go to page 4 and find out the answer to the mystery feature! heheh
    nsue21702@gmail.com

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  123. Congrats, and what a wonderful giveaway, I do love some scraps!!

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  124. Congratulations on making the cover - how exciting! I've been following blog for a while now, but this is my first time posting a comment. I've admired that quilt design for years, but couldn't locate a pattern, so THANK YOU for putting together instructions. This has now been prioritized over all my other "must-dos." Thanks, also, for offering this giveaway.

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  125. Another great quilt, but I read about it first on Carrie's blog - Miss Rosie herself. I hope to pick up the magazine soon.

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  126. Your SI story totally made me giggle - especially how you parlayed it into the quilting mag :)

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  127. How funny...I like your style :) I could do lots with 1 1/2 strips....I hope it's me

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  128. Congrats!! I can't wait to go out and get a copy! :-)

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  129. I loved your story about the SI swimsuit issue.

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  130. Congrats on the cover. It is a great quilt. Also love your SI story. : )

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  131. Love the story about SI, my husband could be a fill in for yours.
    Your quilt is beautiful and I would love to be in the contest.
    Bobbie

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  132. Congratulations on your cover. Very exciting. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  133. Loved your quilt in the magazine. Loved reading about it in your blog. Congratulations!

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  134. Is that a baker's speed rack? I don't have the magazine yet, but, I am watching...I adore your quilt! Better than crocheting those bad boys!

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  135. I can hardly wait to get a copy of APQ - I've read blogs that have shared absolutely wonderful comments regarding designers and showcased quilts in the magazine. I also love scrappy quilts; you did a beautiful job and it does look like granny squares.

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  136. So interesting as I was just watching you on the Moda video of how fabric is made. What a great job you have! And how honored I would be to win some of your scraps so I too could be recreating your quilt.

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  137. I think that must be the greatest feeling: seeing your quilt on the cover of a magazine. I do love your quilt...my mom has always crocheted granny square afghans and I've thought about doing it in quilting...you've now given me the inspiration to do so!

    Congrats again!

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  138. Congratulations, Cover Girl! Beautiful quilt!

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  139. Great S.I. story. Congrats on the cover, and yes, you got to keep your clothes on. Mine must be in my mailbox so I must check it today!

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  140. I LOVE the cover! I think it is one of my favorite quilt designs so far....the colors are wonderful! Can't wait to make it....

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  141. Congrats, Its a beautiful quilt. Can't wait to get the magazine!

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  142. My issue arrived yesterday! Your quilt really is beautiful, no wonder it ended up on the cover! :)

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  143. I LOVE your quilt and have already ordered brown yardage for my version....Congratulations!!
    Kathy V

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  144. Lovely quilt! I'll have to start one soon whether I win the strips or not.

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  145. Heading out after work to see if I can find that issue. Love love love your quilt! And lol'd at your SI story. Too funny!

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  146. Congratulations cover girl. *Love* that quilt and am going to definitely pick up the magazine.

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  147. Wonderful quilt! Congratulations on making the cover. No surprise--all your quilts are wonderful!

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  148. Sometimes men are just clueless! Your quilt is gorgeous and is very deserving of being on every quilt magazine cover.

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  150. Congrats on the cover! It's beautiful!

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  151. Brown is not my favorite color, but after seeing your quilt will have to add some to my stash. Beautiful quilt; deserves to be on the cover.

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  152. I love that quilt! A granny square quilt is on my list of quilts I want to make. Congrats on being the cover feature!

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  153. Congratulations! Cover girl too, you rock!! Love the SI story.
    Nadine

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  154. I was so excited to get my copy of APQ last night. A quilt shop clerk had shown me your design and said she was collecting strips to make the quilt. Love the design!

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  155. Thanks for the giveaway. I can hardly wait to find a copy of the magazine and will think of your SI story when I read it. LOL

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  156. When I got my issue, my eyes bugged out of my head, and I thought,"I LOVE THAT QUILT!" Then I saw you made it! It didn't surprise me at all. You make fabulous quilts!

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  157. Congratulations on being a cover girl!! I would love to win your give-away...Trish www.quilttalesandcattails.com

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  158. Congratulations...I love the quilt and I love the strips. Well deserved for sure.

    Pat

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  159. Congratulations, Lissa! Your quilt is beautiful. Can't wait to make one.
    Kimber

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  160. Congratulations! That's a wonderful achievement and a beautiful quilt!!

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  161. Congratulations on the cover quilt!!! Love it!

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  162. Congratulations. Your quilt is beautiful and I would love to win the box of strips to start my own. Thank you for sharing with us. Take care and God bless. Cory

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  163. I love this quilt ! as soon as my APQ mag came, and I seen the quilt on the cover, I knew I had to make it. It's the same thing I felt when I got my 2009 APQ calender and seen Kathy Hollands quilt on the cover ( I just finished with that one and it's beautiful !) I would love to win this shopbox. Thanks, Madamquiltsalot ~ Linda
    deckhoff8514@esagelink.com

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  164. congratulations! I would love some strips to get me started! tammieschafferATyahoo.com

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  167. Congratulations! What fun seeing your quilt on the cover.

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  168. Congratulations! We all knew you were a star!

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  169. Congrats on the cover ... girl! Maybe you could lay down on the quilt in a bathing suit and submit it to Sports Illustrated! Hee hee!

    Hugs & stitches,
    Jennifer

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  170. I love the cover! The quilt is beautiful! And i got a good laugh from your SI story! Sooo funny!

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  171. Love this quilt. Can't wait to get my hands on this magazine. Love your experiment with SI, that had to be so funny to watch.

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  172. Great post. Love the quilt. My APQ hasn't arrived yet and I am getting IMPATIENT!

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  173. Got my copy of the magazine in the mail yesterday. Beautiful quilt on the cover! Love the theme of scrappy quilts. Your SI story is so funny. Did the guys ever figure it out???

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  174. What a great give away. I just love scraps.
    Lindsay.forgette(at)gmail(dot)com

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  175. I'm SO into pieced hexagon things right now... strips would be an awesome contribution to that project. Your post was very entertaining!

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  176. I loved your quilt when i saw it in the magazine AND I would love to win some scraps. My favorite kind of fabric!!

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  177. Hi, I would just love the quilty strips - they would be just perfect for my latest project of happiness wreaths (see my blog annabelleserendipity.blogspot.com). Love the fabrics and the site.

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  178. Great quilt, Lissa! CONGRATS!

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  179. Great story. I agree, the guys (and I have 3) couldn't find things in a cabinet with a road map!!)

    Scraps, did you say??!@

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  180. Wow! Wow! Wow! How exciting! Congratulations!!!
    Love the SI story too!!

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  181. OMG! I loved this quilt. I gotta go get fabric. I would love to know what brown fabric was used. It helps to get the right shade.

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  182. Your cover quilt is beautiful, but I have to say I really like the "Enchanted Evening" quilt you designed. I cant wait to make it for my brother and his new wife!!

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  183. Well, Lissa, I always knew that you were a super star - and helped me with a big lone star all those years ago. And now you are a cover girl!! That's a funny story about the cutouts where you replaced with your own pictures. I'm so happy that I had the pleasure of learning from you then, and continue to learn and be inspired now. I still remember the first time that I saw your quilt ladder - and thought - WOW..... I have several ladders in my home now - and always think of you!

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  184. Lissa, love the cooking and am looking forward to winning strips.... in a boat or what ever. Right now I am making a strip quilt and no doubt will get tired of the strips I have before the quilt is finished, so will gladly add yours or I guess they will be mine..

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  185. Oh Sweet, sweet strips, do be mine!

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  186. Congrats! The quilt is beautiful. Thanks for the strip giveaway! Enjoy your cover girl status!

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  187. SI trick was clever...very clever. :)

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  188. CONGRATULATIONS on your quilt being on the cover! I love, love love it and it is definitely going on my to do list!

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  189. What a fun and generous giveaway idea!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  190. I just saw that cover online yesterday and knew I needed to find that magazine! Who needs SI? This magazine, the magazine with YOUR quilt on the cover is drool worthy. I had no idea it was your quilt at the time and was really excited to see this post today. I'd love a box full of strips. Mmmmmmm, fabric.

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