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Week 5 – Joyful Meadows QAL – Block 2

Welcome to Week 5 of the Joyful Meadows Quilt Along! We are moving along to our 2nd Block! The week we will be making 4 of Block 2. This block is a little more involved and may take a little longer than last weeks block. But that’s ok, because we only have to make 1 block next week. So you can finish your block 2’s up next week if needed.

I am loving seeing everyone blocks over in the Facebook Quilt Along group! Make sure to post your photos to share in the fun!

LIVE VIDEO:
JOIN ME tomorrow Feb. 10th at 9 am PST for a LIVE video in my Facebook Quilt Along Group to go over making this block! And I will answer any questions you have.

 You can join the quilt along group here (make sure to answer the join questions so I can weed out the spam/fake accounts)

CHECK HERE FOR PATTERN CORRECTONS

Paper Pattern (USA)
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Digital Pattern (International)

This pattern will be 10% OFF thru the remainder of the quilt along.

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE
Quilt Along Overview (with tester photos)
Jan 12, 2021 – WEEK 1 – Cut all the pieces
Jan 19, 2021 – WEEK 2 – Make ALL the Flying Geese and trim
Jan 26, 2021 – WEEK 3 – Make the Half Square Triangles, finish Flying Geese from last week
Feb 2, 2021 – WEEK 4 – Make 4 of Block 1
Feb 8, 2021 – WEEK 5 – Make 4 of Block 2
Feb 15, 2021 – WEEK 6 – Make 1 of Block 3
Feb 22, 2021 – WEEK 7 – Finish our quilt – Finish Quilt top, Baste, Quilt and Bind!

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Joyful Meadow Quilt Pattern…and a Quilt Along!

Paper Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (International)

If you grab this pattern make sure to join in on the quilt along starting January 12, 2021! This pattern will be 20% OFF November 30 to December 4th. And then it will be 15% OFF from December 5th to Jan 12th! You can join the quilt along group here (make sure to answer the join questions so I can weed out the spam/fake accounts)

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE
Jan 12, 2021 – WEEK 1 – Cut all the pieces
Jan 19, 2021 – WEEK 2 – Make ALL the Flying Geese and trim
Jan 26, 2021 – WEEK 3 – Make the Half Square Triangles, finish trimming Flying Geese from last week
Feb 2, 2021 – WEEK 4 – Make 4 of Block 1
Feb 8, 2021 – WEEK 5 – Make 4 of Block 2
Feb 15, 2021 – WEEK 6 – Make 1 of Block 3
Feb 22, 2021 – WEEK 7 – Finish our quilt – Finish Quilt top, Baste, Quilt and Bind!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Join my Facebook group and post your weekly progress photos
OR post your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #JoyfulMeadowsQAL

I will film weekly video tutorial in the Facebook Quilt Along group and answer any questions you have!

JOYFUL MEADWOS QUILT

Usually when I start designing a quilt pattern, I don’t have fabrics in mind. But with this Joyful Meadows Quilt Pattern I knew exactly what fabrics I wanted to use. I wanted something bright and cheerful and I wanted an echoed design. There is something about echoed designs that I love!

I used all Kona Cottons for the top of this quilt. The colors I used were (left to right) White, Honeysuckle, Persimmon, Duckling, Kiwi, Capri, Royal and Tulip.

This quilt is made up of a lot of flying geese, but don’t let that scare you. The pattern has to options for making your flying geese. The 1 at 1 time method and the 4 at 1 time method (made a little bigger than needed, then you trim to size)

I quilted this by lining my walking foot up on the edge of the design and basically outlined the design. I love the look this gives a quilt and it’s a really easy way to quilt a baby size quilt.

I’m loving this Petite Stripe in Black by Robert Kaufman binding with this super cute Rainbow Hearts and Stars by Andover Fabric backing Fabric! I think it fits this quilt so perfectly!

I hope you love this design as much as I do!

JOIN THE QUILT ALONG GROUP – Make sure to answer the Join questions. This helps me weed out spam/fake accounts.

Paper Pattern (USA)
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Digital Pattern (International)

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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WEEK 7 – Rainier Echoes Quilt Along – Quilt Top

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Welcome to Week 7 of the Rainier Echoes Quilt Along! This week we will take all those beautiful blocks we made and turn them into a quilt top! Yay! I’m so excited to see all of your quilt tops come together!

LIVE VIDEO

Join me today, May 20th at 10:30 am PDT (West Coast USA) for a LIVE video in my Facebook Group to go over WEEK 7 –  Putting our quilt top together!

You can watch this in my Facebook Group or on Instagram! If you can’t make it LIVE, that’s ok! I will save it to the Facebook group and upload it to my YouTube channel!

QUILT ALONG EMAILS

SIGN UP FOR THE WEEKLY EMAILS! (This email ONLY has information about the quilt along)

This quilt pattern will be 15% OFF thru the end of the quilt along (June 3rd)

Paper Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (International)

How do I participate?
You can join my Facebook group to post your weekly photos or you can post your weekly photos on Instagram with the hashtag #RainierEchoesQAL

HOW DO YOU ENTER THE WEEKLY GIVEAWAY?
Post a photo with the current weeks prompt on Instagram with the hashtag #RainierEchoesQAL or post the photo in the quilt along group!
I will pick a random winner from the photos on the first day of the next week!

WEEK 7 GIVEAWAY!!!

Post a photo of your Quilt Top all put together in the FACEBOOK GROUP or on INSTAGRAM with the hashtag #RainierEchoesQAL

This week’s Giveaway Prize is sponsored by the talented Emily Dennis of Quilty Love
She had donated this bundle of gorgeous Paper Patterns!
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The winner will randomly be chosen on May 27th!

Quilt Along Schedule
QUILT ALONG OVERVIEW
Week 1 – April 7th – Cut our fabric
Week 2 – April 15th – Half Square Triangles
Week 3 – April 22st – Flying Geese
Week 4 – April 29th – Make 1 of Block 1
Week 5 – May 6th – Make 4 of Block 2
Week 6 – May 13th – Make 4 of Block 3
Week 7 – May 20th – Put the Quilt top together
Week 8 – May 27th – Baste, Quilt and Bind the Quilt

Make sure to join the Facebook Group to post your progress photos and join in the fun!

JOIN FACEBOOK GROUP! (answer join questions)

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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Week 6 – Rainier Echoes Quilt Along – Block 3

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Welcome to Week 6 of the Rainier Echoes Quilt Along! This week we will be making 4 Block 3. These are the last blocks we will be making! I can’t believe how fast this quilt along is going. I’m loving seeing all your beautiful blocks!!

LIVE VIDEO

Join me today, May 13th at 10:30 am PDT (West Coast USA) for a LIVE video in my Facebook Group to go over WEEK 6 – making Block 3!

You can watch this in my Facebook Group or on Instagram! If you can’t make it LIVE, that’s ok! I will save it to the Facebook group and upload it to my YouTube channel!

QUILT ALONG EMAILS

SIGN UP FOR THE WEEKLY EMAILS! (This email ONLY has information about the quilt along)

This quilt pattern will be 15% OFF thru the end of the quilt along.

Paper Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (International)

How do I participate?
You can join my Facebook group to post your weekly photos or you can post your weekly photos on Instagram with the hashtag #RainierEchoesQAL

HOW DO YOU ENTER THE WEEKLY GIVEAWAY?
Post a photo with the current weeks prompt on Instagram with the hashtag #RainierEchoesQAL or post the photo in the quilt along group!
I will pick a random winner from the photos on the first day of the next week!

WEEK 6 GIVEAWAY!!!

Post a photo of ALL of your BLOCK 3s in the FACEBOOK GROUP or on INSTAGRAM with the hashtag #RainierEchoesQAL

Fran from Cotton + Joy has donated a PDF copy of her gorgeous Prairie Tracks Quilt Pattern! Go check out all of her beautiful patterns!

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The winner will randomly be chosen on May 20th!

Quilt Along Schedule
QUILT ALONG OVERVIEW
Week 1 – April 7th – Cut our fabric
Week 2 – April 15th – Half Square Triangles
Week 3 – April 22st – Flying Geese
Week 4 – April 29th – Make 1 of Block 1
Week 5 – May 6th – Make 4 of Block 2
Week 6 – May 13th – Make 4 of Block 3
Week 7 – May 20th – Put the Quilt top together
Week 8 – May 27th – Baste, Quilt and Bind the Quilt

Make sure to join the Facebook Group to post your progress photos and join in the fun!

JOIN FACEBOOK GROUP! (answer join questions)

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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WEEK 5 – Rainier Echoes Quilt Along – Block 2

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Welcome to Week 5 of the Rainier Echoes Quilt Along! I can’t believe how fast this quilt along is going! I’m loving seeing all of your pretty blocks!

This week will be making 4 of Block 2. Since all of our half square triangles are already finished, these blocks will go together fairly quickly!

LIVE VIDEO

Join me today, May 6th at 10:30 am PDT (West Coast USA) for a LIVE video in my Facebook Group to go over WEEK 5 – making Block 2!

You can watch this in my Facebook Group or on Instagram! If you can’t make it LIVE, that’s ok! I will save it to the Facebook group and upload it to my YouTube channel!

QUILT ALONG EMAILS

SIGN UP FOR THE WEEKLY EMAILS! (This email ONLY has information about the quilt along)

This quilt pattern will be 15% OFF thru the end of the quilt along.

Paper Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (International)

How do I participate?
You can join my Facebook group to post your weekly photos or you can post your weekly photos on Instagram with the hashtag #RainierEchoesQAL

HOW DO YOU ENTER THE WEEKLY GIVEAWAY?
Post a photo with the current weeks prompt on Instagram with the hashtag #RainierEchoesQAL or post the photo in the quilt along group!
I will pick a random winner from the photos on the first day of the next week!

WEEK 5 GIVEAWAY!!!

Post a photo of all 4 of your BLOCK 2s in the FACEBOOK GROUP or on INSTAGRAM with the hashtag #RainierEchoesQAL

This week’s prize is this gorgeous bundle of Ivory Woods fabric by Amy Reber!
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Follow Amy Reber on FACEBOOK and/or Instagram!

The winner will be announced on May 13th!

Quilt Along Schedule
QUILT ALONG OVERVIEW
Week 1 – April 7th – Cut our fabric
Week 2 – April 15th – Half Square Triangles
Week 3 – April 22st – Flying Geese
Week 4 – April 29th – Make 1 of Block 1
Week 5 – May 6th – Make 4 of Block 2
Week 6 – May 13th – Make 4 of Block 3
Week 7 – May 20th – Put the Quilt top together
Week 8 – May 27th – Baste, Quilt and Bind the Quilt

Make sure to join the Facebook Group to post your progress photos and join in the fun!

JOIN FACEBOOK GROUP! (answer join questions)

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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WEEK 4 – Rainier Echoes Quilt Along – Block 1

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Welcome to Week 4 of the Rainier Echoes Quilt Along! This week we will start making our blocks!! Yay!

We will be making 1 Block 1. This will give some in the quilt along time to catch up!

LIVE VIDEO

Join me today, April 29th at 10:30 am PDT (West Coast USA) for a LIVE video in my Facebook Group to go over WEEK 4 – making Block 1!

You can watch this in my Facebook Group or on Instagram! If you can’t make it LIVE, that’s ok! I will save it to the Facebook group and upload it to my YouTube channel!

QUILT ALONG EMAILS

SIGN UP FOR THE WEEKLY EMAILS! (This email ONLY has information about the quilt along)

This quilt pattern will be 15% OFF thru the end of the quilt along.

Paper Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (International)

How do I participate?
You can join my Facebook group to post your weekly photos or you can post your weekly photos on Instagram with the hashtag #RainierEchoesQAL

HOW DO YOU ENTER THE WEEKLY GIVEAWAY?
Post a photo with the current weeks prompt on Instagram with the hashtag #RainierEchoesQAL or post the photo in the quilt along group!
I will pick a random winner from the photos on the first day of the next week!

WEEK 4 GIVEAWAY!!!

Post a photo of your BLOCK 1 in the FACEBOOK GROUP or on INSTAGRAM with the hashtag #RainierEchoesQAL

This week’s prize is a Pattern bundle by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts
Running Stitch Quilts

The winner will randomly be chosen on May 6th!

Quilt Along Schedule
QUILT ALONG OVERVIEW
Week 1 – April 7th – Cut our fabric
Week 2 – April 15th – Half Square Triangles
Week 3 – April 22st – Flying Geese
Week 4 – April 29th – Make 1 of Block 1
Week 5 – May 6th – Make 4 of Block 2
Week 6 – May 13th – Make 4 of Block 3
Week 7 – May 20th – Put the Quilt top together
Week 8 – May 27th – Baste, Quilt and Bind the Quilt

Make sure to join the Facebook Group to post your progress photos and join in the fun!

JOIN FACEBOOK GROUP! (answer join questions)

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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Finish Those UFQs WEEK 6

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Welcome to week 6 of the Finish Those UFQs! How did this week go for you? Did you get to check off any boxes?

Download the FREE Project Tracker Here: Finish Those UFOs

Sometimes you have those weeks that life just gets in the way and you don’t get to complete everything that you would have hope to! That’s what kind of week I had!
I was able to do an hour hand binding on my Happy Flower Garden Quilt on Monday morning.

But Tuesday my intestines started giving me trouble. I have an autoimmune disease called Crohn’s Disease. It causes inflammation in my digestive track which can lead to scar tissue. I have a lot scar tissue in a couple areas of my intestines, so when my Crohn’s decides to inflame it can cause an intestinal blockage. Which means I have extreme abdominal pain and most the time I can’t keep any food or liquids down. Usually when I get an intestinal blockage it clears up after 24 hours and I start feeling better. For some reason this one took a lot longer.

So even though this week I had planned to finish my Happy Flower Garden Quilt and finish quilting my Happy Block Swap Quilt, I ended up laying in bed all day Wednseday and Thursday, with no energy to do anything.

Thankfully I am feeling better today and hopefully will be back eating some solid foods soon! I went in for some lab work today, so hopefully my doctor can find a better treatment plan.

So my goal for this next week is to finish my Happy Flower Garden Quilt and finish quilting my Happy Block Swap Quilt!! I hope my intestines don’t get in the way again!!

Join me Monday at 1 pm for a Live Chat in the Facebook Quilt Along Group! I’d love to hear what you all have been working on!

What did you work on last week?? Let me know in the comments!

Join my Happy Cloud Creations Quilt Along Group and post your progress photos and see what everyone else is trying to finish up!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 1st – Week 1 – Intro
Nov. 8th – Week 2
Nov. 15th – Week 3
Nov. 22nd – Week 4
Nov. 29th – Week 5
Dec. 6th – Week 6
Dec. 13th – Week 7
Dec. 20th – Week 8
Dec. 27 – Week 9

 

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Finish Those UFQs!!

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Most quilters love cutting into new projects, so they end up with a big pile of UFQ’s! Most people refer to them as UFO (Unfinished Objects), but I’m trying to focus on my UFQ’s, Unfinished Quilts!  I have a bigger pile than I would like. Some people have 2 unfinished quilts and some people have 50 unfinished quilts!

So, I’ve decided this November and December I’m going to try to make my pile smaller! I’ve created a PDF where you can list 15 of your Unfinished Quilts, check off which stages you have completed. If you have more than 15 UFQ’s, print off as many sheets as you need.

DOWNLOAD The FREE Project tracker:Finish Those UFOs

I’m hoping this will keep me more organized and help me visualize what I can finish before the end of this year. It would be awesome to start 2020 with no UFQ’s, but I don’t think that is physically possible. I have 6 unfinished quilts and 2 New ones I know I work on before the end of the year. So I’m hoping to finish at least 3 of the UFQ’s and work on my 2 new ones!

To accomplish my goal, I plan to spend at least 1 hour each week on my UFQ’s. This way I can still work on new projects, but I’m still chipping away at those unfinished beauties!

You can choose to work 10 minutes a day, 1 hour a week, 5 hours a week. It’s up to you!!

JOIN ME!! From November 1st to December 31st

  • Printed out the PDF
  • Write your time goal
  • Getting working on those UFQ’s!

Each Friday I will put a post in my Quilt Along Group where you can post a photo or let me know what you worked on the previous week and what you hope to work on the following week!

JOIN THE HAPPY CLOUD CREATIONS QUILT ALONG GROUP

I’m hoping we can motivate each other to get some of our UFQ’s finished so they can be snuggled and loved!

Use this Hashtag on Social Media #FinishThoseUFQs

Happy Quilting!!
Andrea

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 1st – Week 1 – Intro
Nov. 8th – Week 2
Nov. 15th – Week 3
Nov. 22nd – Week 4
Nov. 29th – Week 5
Dec. 6th – Week 6
Dec. 13th – Week 7
Dec. 20th – Week 8
Dec. 27 – Week 9

Follow me on Social media to see what project I’m working on!
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Here are my UFQ’s

#1 – Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler

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#2 – Happy Flower Garden Quilt (Baby size)

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#3 – Left the Nest Quilt (Baby size)

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#4 – Colorful Tiles Quilt (Throw size)

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#5 – Stepping Stone Quilt (Throw size)

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#6 – Happy Block Swap Quilt (Throw size)

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#7 – Lovely Star Garden Quilt (Throw size – want to start)

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#8 – New Quilt Pattern – For my soon to be born nephew! : )

Fabric has not arrived yet!


 

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Happy Block Swap Quilt Along with National Quilters Circle!

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I’m so excited to have to opportunity to work with the National Quilter Circle to give you the next FREE Quilt Along!

This challenge can be done solo, or as a block exchange with a partner. Sign up now, as we will start quilting on September 20th! CLICK BELOW TO JOIN!

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HOW DOES A BLOCK SWAP WORK?

Quilter 1 will make 2 of each block: A, C, E, G

Quilter 2 will make 2 of each block: B, D, F, H
Each quilter will give one set of blocks to their Block Swap partner
Each quilter will make 1 Bonus block in their fabric colors for themselves

MAKE IT SOLO!

You are also able to complete this challenge solo! Simply sign up for the challenge and download both patterns each week. By creating each of the weekly blocks and the bonus block, you will have a completed quilt!

JOIN THE QUILT ALONG GROUP!

Make sure to join the NQC Block Challenge Quilt along group! In the group you will get weekly reminders of the NEW blocks. You will be able to see everyone fabric combos. And you will can view the LIVE weekly check in videos!

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE GROUP!

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Grab your partner, grab the Fabric Requirments and go shopping or go stash diving!

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I’m so excited to see what fabric combinations you all come up with!
Make sure to post your fabric choices in the Quilt Along Group!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea 🙂

Happy Block Swap

 

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Left The Nest Quilt

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Paper Pattern
Digital Download Pattern
International Quilters – Download here!

Stash Fabrics has a Throw size Kit!!!

This summer my oldest Nephew graduated high school. I wanted to make him a special quilt that he can keep and snuggle in forever! A lot of my quilt patterns lean toward the girly side, so I wanted to design something that could be masculine. I had been playing around with the idea of making a quilt with lots of flying geese units and some dead space and this designed popped in my head! It reminds me of a flock of ducks flying south for the winter. So I decided to name this quilt Left the Nest because of the flying geese block, but also because the quilt recipient is now moving on to a new chapter in his life. All that hard work in high school has paid off and now he has graduated with an AA. We are all so proud of him!

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This quilt is designed to have 3 background fabrics going from light to dark (right to left) and 5 main fabrics going from dark to light (right to left). But you can also make it using 1 background fabric easily but adding all the background pieces together.

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When I quilted this one I wanted to add more interest in the empty spaces than just straight lines from the top to the bottom of the quilt. So I mimicked the shapes of the Flying geese block. I love how it turned out!

The quilt is designed so the larger the size quilt you make, the larger the size pieces you will use. Baby, Throw, Twin and Quilt all have the same layout. The King size has a couple added blocks to make the quilt a square shape.

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This quilt pattern is great for the adventurous beginner to intermediate quilter.

I’d love to see your versions! On Instagram you can use the hashtag #LeftTheNestQuilt or you can post your photo’s in my Quilt Along Group!

Digital Download Pattern
Paper Pattern
International Quilters – Download here!

My testers really hit it out of the park! I love all of their great color combos!

Made by Marg Sharpe
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Made by Lori Hagen
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Made by Dawn Benz
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Made by Sheri Bing
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Made by Connie Ericson Whan
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Made by Cindy Price Kelly
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Made by Michelle Graham
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Made by Amy Cornutt
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