Little Handfuls of Scraps -Playful Memories

If you don’t know what to do with all the little handful of scraps from your quilting projects or you love to decorate and make little quilts, this book is perfect for you!

Full of beautiful family photos, like this one of my grandmother with my mom…

…and delightful little quilt projects, 32 to be exact!

It’s hard to believe I was a little girl all those years ago. Yes, that really is me! My middle name is Lidia and I included a little quilt in the book “Little Handfuls of Scraps”. Click here to see the video over at my YouTube channel for a tutorial on how to make this cute little log cabin quilt.

Little projects are perfect to learn new techniques and to grow as a quilter.

In no time you will have a little collection of them!

Going back to back to places that remind me of my childhood is one of my favorite things to do.

Although I don’t fit in my little chair anymore…

…my childhood friends still love to play! I am pleased to announce that one of our lucky readers has a chance to win a copy of my book “Little Handfuls of Scraps” for them AND a friend! All you have to do is leave a comment (no emails please) and tell me your most fun memory with your childhood friend(s). Please scroll to the bottom of the blog post, to leave your comment to enter. Don’t forget to include your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner. Good luck!

I also have a bonus offer for our readers. From now until the 31st of May I am offering 20% off the list price of “Handfuls of Little Scraps” book. Use coupon code LIDIA at the check out for your discount. Please tell your friends too!

Remember, things are cuter when they are small and don’t forget to play!

 

 

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590 thoughts on “Little Handfuls of Scraps -Playful Memories

  1. Marsha

    This has been so fun looking back at my childhood memories, trying to choose one of my favorites. We lived in a big two story house with a two sided wrap around porch that was enclosed half way up. There were a lot of girls in my neighborhood that came over almost every day, dollies, cradles, strollers, blankets and a suitcase of clothes in hand where we would play house day in and day out, and with that great porch, we got to play even when it was raining or a little cold. Thank you again for the fun.

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  2. Jill Hicks

    My most fun memory with my childhood friends was having shows on our swingset for the neighborhood kids.

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  3. Carol-Lynn VanNorman

    Thank you for sharing your creative ideas – and this new one using scraps is delightful.

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  4. Eleanor K Hunzinger

    My girlfriends and I used to play “house” as if we were grown up Mommies. I loved making “mud” pies in old jar lids. We played many other gamesalso.

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  5. Sue Minster

    I enjoyed playing with my friend Sandy in a stream close to our house that had several springs bubbling in it.

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  6. Dianne H.

    It’s hard for me to choose a favorite childhood memory. I loved to roller skate, ride my bike, and swim at the local pool. My best friend, Barbara, lived across the street and we spent most of our summers together doing those fun things. Sometimes, we would lay out in the sun in our bathing suits, on a small porch just off her bedroom, talking and laughing, and lose track of time. At the end of several hours, Barbara would have a good start on a tan and I would just get sunburned. When I went home, my mother would put Noxema on the sunburn, which did help to cool down my hot skin. Way back then, we weren’t told about the dangers to our skin from spending hours in the sun.

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  7. Sandy Milner

    Collecting pop bottles from all of the neighbors to cash in. We’d use the money to buy snacks and have neighborhood party in our forts made out of piano crates from the music store up the road. Getting the crates home took all of us loading it onto a red rider wagon and holding it on as we came down the hill.

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  8. Mary Durham

    One of my favorite childhood memories is going to the state fair with a friend and her family. We ate corn dogs, rode the rides and saw lots of farm animals.

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  9. Sandy R.

    One of my favorite memories was roller skating. We had a rink in my hometown and I went every chance I got. I would love to try it again but afraid my old bones would break, if/when I fell !!

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  10. Jennifer P

    My favorite memory was getting together in my friend’s bedroom because she was the only one with her own record player! We purchased the latest popular songs on 45rpm and practiced dancing in front of her full length mirror. We had such fun laughing when we tried to learn the new dance steps but we were the best dancers at the next school dance!

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  11. Cheryl Keown

    One of my greatest memories of childhood friends, were building “houses and forts” out of appliance boxes. We lived right behind an appliance store and had a endless supply of refrigerator and stove boxes. We cut out doors and windows in the boxes and then connected the boxes. We had some really big houses. Great fun was had by my 4 brothers, the boy next door and myself!

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  12. Colette Copeland

    One of my favorites was going swimming and then laying on the warm sidewalk till we got dry and then jump back in the pool again. We would do that over and over! It was so much fun!

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  13. Sharon Loftus

    Thank you for sharing your photos and memories. My sisters and I had similar play clothes and the same haircut as you !
    We loved going to the grandparents rustic cabin in the Pennsylvania mountains to spend time with family and friends. Great adventures were had playing at the pond watching the tadpoles and observing the beavers making their damns in the nearby streams. Evening were spent doing various needlework. It was a pleasure to have these memories return.
    A new sewing book would be another adventure!

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  14. Carolyn Burson

    Some of my fondest memories growing up were playing in friends backyards making mudpies and playing in dirt till the streetlights came on!!

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  15. Gloria

    I have good memories of playing outside in the neighborhood. We could play, after supper, until the street lights came on. All the neighbor parents watched out for us and we always felt safe…if we even gave it a thought!

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  16. Cindy Hinds

    As a child, and even today, my best friend was always my sister. We created a playhouse under the huge lilac bushes, filled with chairs and a table built for us by our Great Grandfather. A child’s tea set and bits of cast off doilies completed our little house and we spent endless hours with our dolls, chasing butterflies and making mud pies. To this day the scent of lilacs brings back fond memories and takes me home!

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  17. Jody M

    I loved having sleep-overs with my friends. We’d talk and talk and talk about any and everything until all hours of the nights. We’d laugh until we got the giggles and couldn’t stop! So many fun memories!!

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  18. maxine lesline

    Lovely group of scrappy little quilts… soft colors and combo of shapes.. and projects that are really do-able within a few days… and easily hand quilted. Loved seeing the snapshots… earnest, hopeful little faces…

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  19. Nancy Nehez

    Me and my friends loved sewing up furniture for our Barbies using scraps of fabric. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  20. Rachel Baker

    I LOVE your quilts! I am presently making your Trail Mix quilt and love the way it is coming out. I bought your Star of Bethlehem pattern and I think that will be my next quilt. I use your Rule of 5 now whenever I’m picking fabric, it really helps to add interest to the fabric selections I make.

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  21. Kathy E.

    We had an empty lot in our neighborhood that kept many of the local kids busy in the summer. We’d play baseball, put on plays/skits, pitch tents and have relays on this lot. I was in high school when the lot was sold and a house was built. Such a sad day to see our “field of dreams” gone forever! duchick at gmail dot com

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  22. Mom C

    We lived in a lovely area of Salt Lake City, Utah. During the summer we would pack a lunch, take our bikes and bike 2 miles through City Creek Canyon to the State Capitol. There we would play on the lion statues that graced the entrances and eat out lunch. Then we would bike back, sometimes stopping on the canyon’s edge to dig clay. If we got the clay we would spend the rest of the day making pottery. Such wonderful summer days. Thanks.

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  23. Karen Dobbs

    My friends and I spent hours playing with our Barbie dolls. And, of course, jacks, riding bikes and skating. Fun times!

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  24. Peggy

    I remember the time when my girlfriend and I both got our first pair of nylon hose w our garter belts. Her mom taught us how to keep those back leg seams straight on our legs. Aren’t we glad for seamless nylons or knee highs now❗️

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  25. Kristy Nass

    One of my favorite childhood memories would have to be with my next door neighbors
    Randy and Rene. They had a big round driveway that went in and out of orange trees. We would
    chase eachother on roller skates ALL DAY LONG ! It was so much fun ! We never had to stop
    because the driveway was big loop. I loved my childhood, so wonderful to have these memories.

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  26. Janice Maginess

    My childhood friend, Trixy, in grade 7 and 8 and I would walk home from school and sometimes play after school at her house. We would fix ourselves a snack and laugh and laugh and laugh. Little did we know that years later we would get together again and find out that we both loved to quilt. Since then we get together again and go to quilt classes and quilt retreats together. It’s just like old times and we laugh, and laugh and quilt! It can’t get better than that!

    Janice (Canada)

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  27. Denise Nash

    My little brother and I didn’t mind rain, of which there was an abundance in Oregon. We would get on our bikes and ride up and down the road, through the deepest puddles we could find, attempting to splash each other thoroughly. Amazing that my mom would let us come back into the house. I don’t even remember complaints about extra laundry, though we had a household of seven.

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  28. Catherins Steplitus

    I have been watching your classes on Craftsy. I am addicted to miniature. All my scraps are making 4 and 9 patches and will soon make a log cabins. Love the family photos. We share old photos in my family. It is nice to see those we have not personally know and what our grandparent and parents looked like when they were younger. The similarities are amazing.

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  29. Sheri Lesh

    These small quilts are pure joy! One of my vivid memories is playing with my neighbor friend Marta. We lived in the country and I had never had a neighbor friend until they moved in right down the road. They always had horses and I loved them, but had not had much experience with riding. But Marta and I would ride together. One time my horse got spooked and took off and I could not get it to stop and I remember hanging on for dear life and being sideways…..I don’t know how I stayed on or even how the horse got stopped. But I think that was the last time I rode…….it really scared me. But Marta and I had a lot of fun….playing dress up and just having a good time.

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  30. Emily Hinkel

    My favorite memory with my friends, is spending my summer playing with our Ginny dolls!
    Still brings a smile to my face.

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  31. Michelle Harrison

    I remember after supper one night, sitting on the stoop with three or four of the neighborhood kids and our moms. Someone brought out “Fizzies”, tablets that fizzed and had fruit flavors to drop in a glass of water. It was so exciting! We didn’t drink sodas or sweet drinks growing up, so this was a new experience.

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  32. Louise Wozniak

    This book looks like it would definitely give me the inspiration I need to find a resting place for all of my sweet little scraps. The designs are beautiful! Thank you!

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  33. Annie in PA

    My childhood best friend and I played “house” in my grandfathers garage. He set up an area with an old rug, benches, and a little play table. If we were lucky, my grandmother would save coffee grounds for us to do “cooking.” Our dolls and we had a wonderful time in this “house.”

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  34. Deb G. in VA

    I remember my mom teaching me to embroider and to use her sewing machine when I very young. I’ve been sewing or doing some type of needlework since then for the last 55 years!

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  35. Connie Crock

    My favorite memory is my brothers and I loved to build forts. Since I was the only girl with 3 brothers, I did things my brothers did, play ball, build forts, ride bikes, etc. We lived in the country so our neighbors were not close at all.

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  36. Karen

    I love seeing your old photos from days gone by! They are such a treasure to hang on to! I got my first sewing machine when I was little girl and learned to make doll clothes from my babysitter, Mrs. Blankenship. She would come and stay with me when I sick from school. I loved my dolls and played hours and hours with my friends dressing them in their new outfits.

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  37. Cheryl Camp

    My favorite childhood memory was a stay over with a friend where it rained all week. We played board games (candy land, chutes and ladders, monopoly, and many more) 24//7 while our dolls cheered us on. Not a care in the world beyond which outfit our dolls would wear and which board game was next.

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  38. Louise

    Thank you for sharing your treasured family photos. When I was little I remember sewing scraps of purple velvet at my best friends house from drapes her
    Mother was making. We made dresses and skirts for our dolls and learned to sew and
    gather fabric by hand. It was wonderful and quite possibly why I love to quilt today. Thank you, Edyta for sharing your love also. Louise

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  39. Nancy

    Oh my… I have many good childhood memories. But probably the one I think about most is spending summers visiting my uncles and cousins at the lake cottages and… going swimming and fishing! We were allowed to build a little campfire on the beach at night, roasting marshmallows and… waiting for the bells on our fishing jigs to ring. It meant a bullhead took the bait on the end of our line and we could pull him in! I just loved spending time at the lake with cousins and new friends from the surrounding cottages. Oh to live that time again… sigh!! 🙂

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  40. Jules

    I have to laugh at the picture of the little friends and their bears!! That could have been my sister and I when we were that age… I think we had the same haircut!! :).
    Love this book! (as well as all of your previous books)… these little quilts are so adorable!! Would be fun to gift these!!

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  41. June

    A favorite memory was of us sitting in the mulberry tree & picking mulberries & getting purple every place, not just fingers & toes.

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  42. Renee Welton

    One of my best memories is playing baseball at lunchtime with our whole school. I attended a one room school from K-4th grade. About 30 kids total,
    K thru 6th grade.

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  43. Sara

    A favorite memory is of my cousins and me playing with our grandmother’s quilts, which she had made entirely by hand with fabric from her “house dresses” and aprons. As little girls, we would lay the quilts over tables and chairs to make “tents” — our own little houses. I still have two of those beautiful and precious quilts.

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  44. Marlene H

    One of my fondest childhood memories with my friend was playing in her crawl space toy room. She had so many fun toys and stuffed animals. Then at night we would play night games on the street with all of the kids on the block. Life was so simple and safe then.

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  45. BARBARA MACEY

    Edyta, I absolutely your remarks & all the pictures. Thank You ever so much for your generous nature.

    One of my favorite memories is of a friend & me playing in my Grandfather’s huge field of Timothy Grass (feed for the cattle & horses). The undulating & swaying blue grass was simply too much temptation for 2 little 8 year old girls & my dog Dusty. Although I well knew that we were never to go into the field we threw caution to the wind & played hide & seek all afternoon with Dusty finding each of us & happily, running around barking. My Grandfather found us in the field & said, “Girls, it is time for lemonade & cookies & a bone for Dusty”. He & my Grandmother had watched us having so much fun in the Timothy that all was forgiven. Ginny & I still laugh about escaping punishment.

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  46. Gwen waite

    My favorite childhood memory is of my friend Wendy and I. We used to play on her farm where we would build forts in the hedgerow. Her family were farmers and we even got to ride the tractor. She passed away from cancer. She was a wonderful friend and she has a wonderful family who does quilt. I made some squares with her when we were about 10 yrs old. That’s is all the quilting I’ve ever done.

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  47. Raelene

    Great photos!! My sister and I would dress up our kittens in dolls clothes, and then push them in a little pram through the bush across the road…your photos brought this memory to the forefront of my thoughts…Thankyou Edyta!

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  48. Judy Benner

    My Sister and I would join our little friend in her grandfather’s gooseberry bushes and stuff our tummies.

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  49. Sharon B.

    I purchased this book when you offered it as a pre-order… LOVE every quilt you included in these very inspirational pages! I hope to make at least one of each~ 🙂 Whoever wins this giveaway will be MORE than delighted with them!

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  50. Debra Esper

    I loved playing house in my neighbors garage using area rugs for the different rooms. We had hours of fun.

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  51. Dianna Michie

    One of my favourite childhood memories is playing dolls with a neighbourhood friend whose mother would sew wonderful doll cloths for us, which I think was one of my first inspirations to love sewIng! Your fabulous patterns and fabrics are also inspiring me to learn quilting and your “Little Handfuls of Scraps” sounds like a perfect beginning!

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  52. Nancy G

    These little quilts bring a smile to me. I can’t decide which one I like the best. My nieces would love having one (or more) for their dolls. I’m looking forward to trying my hand at miniature quilts.

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  53. Pam Sorensen

    One of my favorite childhood memories was visiting my cousins who lived on a farm in Iowa and spending the day making mud pies next to a water wheel. It is sometimes the simple things that make life enjoyable, the same is true with your quilt designs, the simplicity of the quilts and the bits and pieces is what makes them so beautiful to me.

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  54. Annette Ackley

    My favorite friend to play with was my little Sister, April. We would play school. As she got older she loved to play with paper, later in her Adult life she loved scrap booking. I learned to sew as I was growing up. Sister never did much sewing. I always tell my Mom, She loved paper, and I love fabric. She is no longer with us. The memories of her are great. She had a big heart. Maybe that is why she loved hearts.

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  55. Ruth Kennedy

    Playing hide and seek with the whole neighbourhood….kids don’t/ can’t do that anymore….

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  56. Debbie Pickthall

    Your lovely childhood photos display so many memories!! Thank you for sharing them!! Your new book is beautifully photographed and your designs are so prettyand fun! Thank you for offering a chance to win a copy of this great book.

    I feel very fortunae to have experienced growing up in a neighbourhood with lots of children of all ages. Everyone’s family was inclusive and accepting and all of us were watched over and taken care of. Summertime was always a time for playing outside from morning till ‘the street lights went on’. It included lots of ‘fun times’ and a few ‘learning expiences’ and we all benefited. Great memories!!

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  57. Dana Casebeer

    My favorite memory is picking mulberries of the trees and coming home with purple hands and feet.

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  58. Karen Andreola

    I’ve made three little quilts so far from “Little Handfuls of Scraps” and have my eye on more. It is fun to see the old photographs larger here – celebration of an old fashioned childhood.

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  59. Sue Petty, retired Marshall Middle School Sec.

    Love seeing you on Facebook. Miss you in Marshall, MI. Hope you are all doing well. I’ve a sister-in-law who calls herself a “Piecer” sewing her quilts then sending them out for long arm quilting. She has encouraged me to quilt. I’ve several of your books purchased at the Middle School shows, and I’ve completed a small wall hanging and a table runner. I will continue to enjoy your posts and new books.

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  60. Carol

    My favorite memories took place at our church camp near Yosemite National Park where we would take our youth group and camp. Long summer nights playing “hide and seek” and “capture the can” out in the meadow surrounded by a forest of pines we’re so much fun!

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  61. Anne

    One of my favorite memories is Sled-Racing with my sisters down the huge hill behind our house. We would come home wet, with snow icicles hanging from our hair, mittens, hat and scarves, with our cheeks all rosy and laughing with the pure joy of a simple pleasure.

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  62. Wendy Bynner

    I grew up in a neighborhood full of couples moving to the suburbs from New York city-my most favorite memories are of the labor day block party each year which included a dress up parade for all of the children. My grandmother was an expert seamstress so my brother and I had lots of great costumes- the party was held in a large vacant lot adjacent to an old shut down factory of some sort- this was a great place for exploring at other times and my friends and I spent many happy hours playing in the woods adjacent to the field.

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  63. Linda

    We moved to Texas when I was 10 years old, and my best friend and I would go “exploring” across the street and down to the creek…heavily wooded, “waterfalls”, cattle. We would stay out all day; it was just magical. Now, sadly it’s a parking lot for a flooring store. I am so lucky that I got to enjoy it!

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  64. Joan Wilson

    My friend, Marilyn, and I lived in a small town with a woods nearby. Our favourite pastime in the Spring was to go strawberry picking in that woods. We always managed to get always got poison ivy.We didnt seem to care about the poison ivy as we made this trip year after year. Wild strawberries are so good.

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  65. Sue Lohr

    Laying on my back on the sand with Lake Huron lapping at my feet, and “floating” up into the clouds! I really did feel like I was lifted off the earth! I was so blessed to live right on the lake growing up.

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  66. Charae Hemphill

    My favorite memory is open air roller skating on a chicken house’s concrete floor. The building was destroyed by a tornado leaving the floor as the only remnant. It turned out to be a fabulous skating rink!

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  67. Jill

    So many memories to choose from, what would I choose. Self teaching myself to sew at around nine years old on my mother’s machine she did not use because all good housewives had a sewing machine.

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  68. Barbara

    So many memories, it’s difficult to choose one. Playing Barbie’s, riding bikes, & roller skating are just a few.

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  69. Christine

    My favourite memories are of playing with my china tea set and wicker doll carriage. I still have both of them.

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  70. Joy Bernhardt

    My best friend was Kathy Johnson. She lived next door. At that time, I didn’t know anything about sewing, and neither did she. We played Monopoly a lot. I can’t stand to play it now!

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  71. Linda Cates

    My favorite childhood memories include playing school with my little brother and teaching him to read.

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  72. Deborah Magers-Rankin

    My best memories include being able to ride our bikes anywhere we wanted to, including through the cemetery.

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  73. Deanna Lyn Carpinelli

    I loved playing with Barbies and little kiddies in the almond orchard
    My best friend Nancy Nishiokie and I would pretend the irrigation channel between the trees were rivers for the dolls

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  74. Carolyn Fulmer

    I had a great time growing up with my 4 sisters and 3 brothers. Our mom was very artistic and supported our creativity.

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  75. Kathy Lemon

    My favorite memory is being able to play outside with all the neighborhood kids playing hide and seek, when it was safe to run through everyone’s yards.
    Love your new book. Looks like some fun projects.

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  76. Janis T

    My friends and I would play outside all day- exploring, playing in a tree fort, riding bikes-it was a great time!

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  77. Cinda Thompson

    Me and my neighbor friend, Sue , just hung out everyday. Mostly talking, but also we had a fort in the back yard to hide from all our brothers.

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  78. Sherry Jagels

    My favorite memories involve playing in the creek with the neighborhood girls. in summer and in winter. We would ice skate in the winter and catch crawdads and tadpoles in the summer.

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  79. Liz Earley

    I remember working my friend and her sister to make a circus for all the neighborhood kids to come and play. It was so much fun.

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  80. Judy P

    One of my most pleasant memories was learning how to crochet from our elderly neighbor. She had no children so she spent a lot of time with me. She patiently thought me how to crochet and I loved every minute of it. From crocheting I went to knitting and from knitting I went to quilting. My quilting buddy is quite a bit younger than me and she takes me to the quilt shows and quilt shops. She’s a great friend!

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  81. Lynda Tomkinson

    My most favorite childhood memory is playing jump rope with my best friend Barbara and her sister. They taught me how to do double Dutch! I was so pleased with myself being able to jump with two ropes! I wonder if I could still do that now, 40 years later?

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  82. Ramona

    I love the black and white photos. So many memories! And fitting for a quilter. I don’t think of my great grandmother or my mother without thinking of their quilts and other sewing (GrG’s treadle machine! Sigh!)

    Some of my favorite memories with my friends was making forts in the woods, or raking house plans from leaves. Simple stuff! Thanks for letting me play. Crossing my fingers for luck. I love your quilts!

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  83. Karen Buchs

    One of my favorite “handwork” memories is learning to embroider with my grandmother. She was also a quilter, as am I, and I wish she were alive to see all the wonderful tools we have today. Thank you for offering us a chance to win this book. Those little quilts are treasures!

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  84. Regina

    A wonderfull childjood memory of mine is…going to my friends Grandmother’s farm. gathering eggs and laying on her big feather bed. The fall hay wagon was great fun too! I’m working on Handful of Scrapes, Grandmothers Flowergarden now. Loving all the hexie’s.

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  85. Jody Randall

    My best friend and I had a summer pool pass so that is where we spent all our days! Was fun! That neighborhood pool is now long gone and apartments are now in it’s place.

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  86. Carol Wilkie

    Looks like a great book to use up the many scraps I’ve accumulated. It will be fun looking at your photos too.

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  87. Laurel Jensen

    I grew up in the country and there were three households at the intersection of two country roads. We lived outside in the summer but we also slept out under the stars as often as we could talk our parents into letting us. We would pack our quilts with us to the designated lawn as we rotated locations over the summer. We watched for falling stars, found the Big Dipper which helped us to find other constellations, and told stories. Living in the country far from city lights also blessed us with a bright and beautiful Milky Way.

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  88. Hannah

    Playing outside in the summer time till bedtime! We would have a neighborhood game of hide and seek…and I remember being so “scared” that someone was going to find me! Fun times!

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  89. Donna

    One summer several of us girls got together and decided we wanted to learn how to twirl a baton. There was an older girl in the neighborhood that already knew how. She agreed to be our teacher. We all practiced like crazy, and I went on to take more formal classes, and got to march in a parade, with an outfit my mother made that even had fringe on it. A dream come true.

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  90. Cathy Wilson

    Beautiful pictures! So many memories of growing up but most involved my dear friend Beverly who I’ve recently reconnected with after almost 35 years! Playing with Barbies, roller skating, and neighborhood games of Risk are a few of the ways we spent our time!

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  91. Jane Cleveland

    My best friend and I used to ride out stick horses all around the neighborhood. We would wear the broomstick right down to nothing and our moms were forever replacing them with a new broom handle. What fun we had!

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  92. Suzanne M.

    Favorite memory would be sledding or tobogganing down long hills in winter with family and friends.

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  93. Deborah Johnstone

    Favorite memories are playing outside till dark with my friends or cousins..no technology..no cells to distract us..no video games..just good old playing..those were the best days

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  94. Cathy Spanish

    A favorite memory with my childhood friend was a sleepover at her house and we sat outside in the dark and watched the fireflies light up the night surrounding the huge weeping willow tree. Thanks for letting me remember and all your projects are so gorgeous!

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  95. Barbara Daniel

    My best friend was my sister. We lived in a very small town and we were able to ride our bikes all over town (about a five block square). We had scavenger hunts and we could go to any house and ask for things because we knew everyone. What a wonderful innocent childhood we had. I still live in that town, I married one of my childhood friends 51 years ago and we raised our family here also.

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  96. Annette Crain

    Love those Sepia photos of your childhood! One of my favorite memories of my childhood is when we would dress up our kitty in doll clothes (and a bonnet) and put her in our baby doll buggy and parade around the neighborhood….
    Little Handfuls of Scraps looks like such a delightful book too….I am partial to little quilts…..
    Thank you!
    Annette Crain
    nettiecrain@live.com

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  97. Diane

    My sister and I would dress our cat in baby cloths, pretending she was a baby. I wonder what the neighbors thought when the cat would run down the sidewalk in baby cloths? Too fun!

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  98. sharon

    My friends and I would get on our bikes (the schwinn ones with the long handlebars) and ride all day , just coming home for lunch when the towns 12 noon whistle blew.

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  99. Paulette M

    My favorite memory is picking wild flowers with my friends and then lost lying on it backs to watch the clouds.

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  100. Mary

    Summer fun for me included playing in the irrigation canal; we built rafts and “floated the ditch”. Riding horseback with those same neighbor kids was big fun also. We all had work to do so we snagged these fun times whenever we could.
    I’ve been anxiously awaiting your new book.

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  101. Judy

    I remember taking long walks deep into the woods during spring to see and identify all the wildflowers.

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  102. Maureen

    One of my favorite memories is my little sister and our neighbor friends playing outside in the summer. It would be just about dusk and we would play red light, green light or freeze tag until the lightening bugs would start to light up the sky. Then we would watch them light up the sky until we had to go in for the night.

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  103. Pat Abbott

    One of my best memories is going into the woods next to the house with my friends and we would rake the leaves into rooms to make our homes and we would play house for hours with our dolls and things that we could get from mom to play with. We would play for hours and Mom could call any time to check on us.

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  104. eddie Walker

    My mother quilted, mostly utilitarian quilts…ones that we could drag outside to the back yard, spread them out on the grass, or make tents over lawn chairs. It became our own little world on a summer day. you are right great memories

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  105. sharon

    Remember playing house under the pine trees. We used the pine needles to separate rooms.. good memories

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  106. Kathy Luehrs

    I grew up on a farm and I remember playing flashlight tag with my cousins in the corn fields – we had lots of fun on that farm

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  107. Pam Seaberg

    I love all your patterns and books. I did your Common Bride pattern and won third place at my guild’s show in March. Everyone loves it. It was a challenge but so much fun.

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  108. Karen D Martin

    This looks like such a fun book filled with adorable little quilts–so sweet! I used to live with my grandparents on a farm during the summers. The neighbors had an old one room school house on their property. My friend Lillian and I had lots of fun pretending to be teachers and taught the chickens and barn cats their ABC’s for hours on end.

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  109. Karyl Brabbit

    Brings back memories. My mom and I used to go to quilt classes together. I miss those times and have saved some of the scraps..

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  110. Kimberly Dow

    I was lucky enough to live right next door to my cousins and we played together every single day. From riding our bikes everywhere, making mud pies, catching minnows in the brook in the summer to sliding and building snow forts in the winter. We were the same ages and when I see them every so often now, because we all live far from each other and in different states, it makes me realize just how much I miss them, and miss those carefree days of our childhood.

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  111. Ruth Ann Hunter

    When I was a child, I loved playing “cops & robbers” out in the woods with my neighbor friend. We also would set up a “store” out in part of the barn and pretend we were selling things.

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  112. Susan Lee

    I enjoyed running wild and free in the woods behind our house. There was a tree house and a creek for hours of great fun. I also remember building quilt forts on rainy days.

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  113. Ginger

    My friend and I took dancing lessons together. Before class, we would go to the grocery store right next to us, and get something, a bouncy ball, or nail polish, but mostly we just had fun being together.

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  114. Mary Corbier

    my favorite past time with my friends was taking the canoes over to the lake and fishing all day – just paddling around slowly – having a picnic in the canoe with us. I don’t think we ever caught any fish but we had fun just laying back with our books and relaxing.

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  115. Patty

    We played jacks and Chinese jump rope for hours on the front porch during the heat of our south Texas summer.

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  116. Sue Esparza

    A favorite childhood memory was playing with cousins in the grain bins full of grain. Probably not the safest place to play but we loved it.

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  117. Charlotte Hall

    Playing dolls under the front yard bushes & getting to eat a picnic lunch with our dolls. It was a special hide-a-way!

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  118. Angelia Ulrich

    One of my fondest memories is of all the family – and cousins, of course – getting together for Christmas. We didn’t get to do it often, but it surely was special. Grandparents’ house was an old adobe house in Texas that had foot-wide walls. We enjoyed exploring all the family memorabilia!

    I LOVE your patterns. I’m about to finish up the one on the cover of Handfuls of Scraps. I’m looking forward to this new one you have!

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  119. Deb Worthman

    My neighborhood friends, along with my sister went to the pool all summer. Truthfully, I think we lived at the pool.

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  120. Brenda E

    Living out in the country our nearest neighbors were about a quarter mile away. We would hop on our bikes and pedal as fast as we could. Running through the wooded trails or playing games inside when it was too cold or raining. Simple fun and lots of exercise!

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  121. Mardee Stover

    Your photos are amazing and you are so blessed to have them! Keep up all the hard work with scrappy quilts. I love them all! I loved to dress up with all the neighborhood kids. My mom was so patient and would save all her old shoes, hats, gloves and dresses. We would spend the whole day dressing and redressing – we were outside from sunup until sundown.

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  122. Lenore Guajardo

    My most memorable was my grandmothers garden…she was very careful when taking us through her garden of flowers and garden of vegetables. No one could go through her garden unless she was the guide. I was about 5years old many years ago. Grandma could not speak English and I could not speak Spanish, but we communicated well!

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  123. Norma

    In the summer, my friend, Kim and I took swimming lessons in the morning. In the afternoon we would bike down to the pool again, swim all day, jumping off the board, swimming across the pool, having “tea parties” in the water, swimming down to the drains. in the evening we would do the same thing again. We had a blast. I moved away after 6th grade. About a year or so ago she retired and lives in the same town as I do. We have renewed our friendship and have lunch together every two weeks.
    Edyta, I love your quilts and I especially love the blue fabric lines.

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  124. Jackie Roisler

    There stood tall trees, mostly Eucalyptus Trees with their embracing fragrance, in the hollow between two hills. This was were my childhood friend Laurie and I loved to go, to explore, to embrace nature, to climb the trees. I miss this place, seemed to be our own little piece of earth.

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  125. Diana Yerian

    You started me remembering….at the sitters my sister, her two older children and I would go up to the appliance store and drag back the cardboard boxes. Those boxes became houses and the sitters next oldest would get to come out and play with us. With five of us playing with 2 houses we learned to share and share well….or else. Amazing about life is the baby in the family saved my friend’s life a few years ago.

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  126. Beverly Quemada

    I would love to get this book.. Its one book of yours that I don’t own.. Probably will buy in the next coming week.
    I love the pictures from your childhood.

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  127. Ashley

    My happiest memory is reading to my little siblings. We moved so often they were my best friends!

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  128. Diane

    My friend Barb and I have been friends for almost 6o years. We did everything together when we lived next door to each other, biking, picnics in the woods, hide and seek with the neighborhood kids in the evening. We live half a country apart but I visit with her every time I am back home.

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  129. Nancy J

    There are many but I remember one year of school playing hopscotch every day we could during our recess. I loved that game.

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  130. Lou Ann Johnston

    My happiest memories of playing as a child was my brother and I playing with our very tame barn cats. I used to snuggle up our big tom cat and give him rides in my baby buggy.

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  131. Mary Gee

    There are six kids in my family and the neighbors across the street had seven. There was enough kids to play softball in a small lot next to their house. We would play softball until it got to dark to see the ball. There was always one of them for dinner at our house.

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  132. Catherine Burke-shahin

    Your designs and tutorials are so motivating, I’m brand new to quilting and love it.

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  133. Susan Gorcoff

    I do not remember having any close friends.I was very quiet and reserved and we moved several times. My sister,6yrs younger, I consider my friend. I remember playing on the steps inside our home with dolls.We would line them up on the steps and play house and we also had the records playing with children’s songs……often different train songs and Sunday school songs.We also had pieces of fabric that we would try to make clothes for them.Our mom did not sew but grandma did.Fond memories.Simpler times.:)

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  134. Nancy C Rue

    One of the best memories was playing under the back steps with water and the dirt and making “mud pies” with Jimmy and Johnny.

    Looking forward to your book…….many scraps do I have!!!!

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  135. Lindi Schneck

    Love your work! One of my favorite memories is when my dad would put the top down on the car and we would just drive. Most times we even would stop for ice cream! Ahhh, good times.

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  136. Patsy Fidelak

    my favorite memory is playing with my Thumblina doll wrapping her in small blankets and cradling my baby

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  137. Gail Naab

    My most fond memory of young friends is dressing up in our moms’ worn down dress heels and old dresses for hours!!! Hats included!

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  138. Sally Dorer

    As I reached my young teens our family moved from the farm to the city, but I still spent the summers with my favorite cousins on their farm. Picking raspberries and eating them from the bushes was great, but excitement came when my cousin and I snuck in the back room and played on my aunts old treadle sewing machine- until the needle went right through my cousins nail and got stuck! We laugh about it now as we both grew up loving to sew, but have a cautious respect for it!! Out of ALL the cousins in the area we grew up in- the two of us still can’t be separated from our sewing machines and fabric for more than a day or so:)

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  139. Charlene Yingst

    As a child I lived in the country so the only playmates I had were the cousins who lived near by. My grandmother had a big quilting frame that hung from her bedroom ceiling. When the aunts and Grandma would quilt the kids would sit under the quilt telling scary stories. Love the memories that were made under that frame!!
    I now love to piece and quilt so this would be a pleasure to experience!!

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  140. Leonore Neumann

    Living in the country, far from any neighbors, my “friends” were the pigs in the farm field which adjoined our yard. I used to feed black walnuts to them through the fence. I also befriended the box elder bugs. I made little houses for them out of gravel stones, and little paths lined with stones. I remember herding them with my finger, along the path to their new little houses. We had very little money, so there were very few toys. Happiness is where you find it.

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  141. Rosemarie Graham

    One of my fondest memories was that most of the kids on our block would get together and put on shows for our parents. These were good memories.Thank you for reminding me of these special times!

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  142. Kay

    It’s very refreshing to see old pictures of family and know they are cherished. Thank you for sharing.

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  143. Maggey

    Wonderful memories with neighborhood friends playing canasta, not sure I remember how to play, anymore? Exciting projects in this book, would love it for me and my BFF .

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  144. Verna A.

    It was really fun to have a sleepover at a friend’s house (even though there really wasn’t much sleeping involved)!

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  145. Janice Park

    My friend and I would climb a hill in a pasture near my home and sit under the grape arbor and sing our favorite songs at the top of our lungs. We would laugh and tell each other secrets. We thought no one heard our awful loud singing but years later my Mom said she knew where we were because she could hear us.

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  146. Maggey

    Wonderful memories with neigh old friends playing canasta, not sure I remember how to play, anymore? Exciting projects in this book, would love it for me and my BFF .

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  147. Londa Burkett

    Living on a farm, my sister and I spent countless summer hours making mudpies (yes, out of mud) for our kitties, decorating our table with bouquets of dandelions and Queen Anne’s lace. We had a great porch with swings on which we read stories to our baby dolls and each other! No electronics…just pure mental busyness….best ever!!

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  148. Cielo Doherty

    I have two fond memories to share of my childhood the fist one is having a little metal cooking stove with an oven included. I played many hrs with my best friend Hope, and I had little pots and pans and Hope and I cooked many a meal on that little stove.
    Hope’s mother was a simstress and she would give us little scraps of fabric, and Hope and I would make clothes for our dolls. Ohhhhh, reminiscing precious moments of a happy childhood ☺️☺️

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  149. Kathy in WV

    I was an “only” child so my fondest childhood memories were when my cousin Bonnie (our mothers were twins) would visit from out of state. We were only 8 months apart in age and quite similar in temperament. In the summers we rode bikes together, waded in our backyard creek, and learned to embroider and sew together. I looked forward to those 2 weeks each summer more than anything else. I named my middle daugher Bonnie Lee after my cousin and her mother. Thank you, Edyta, not only for a chance to win (if I do, I’ll send the second copy to my cousin), but also for reminding me of those happy times. Blessings…..

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  150. Nancy Tiede

    Playing with my friend with our dolls. We took them for rides in our wagons and had lunch under a shade tree.

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  151. Laurel Fremgen-Hamilton

    One of my favorite childhood memories was balancing along the curb with my best friends, Sarah and Hope. Whenever the first one in line stepped off the curb, she had to return to the end of the line. A simple game and yet it occupied us anytime we had to go anywhere and often enough even when we weren’t going anywhere in particular!

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  152. Chris

    I remember just enjoying the lazy days of summer with no cares or time restraints. My neighborhood girlfriend and I would lay on our backs on the lawn and point out clouds that looked like whatever our imagination could see. Riding bikes together down dusty country paths.

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  153. Judith Stoll

    My grandmother was a quilter and she always gave me bits of fabric to play with and create. The pictures from the book bring back lots of good memories

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  154. Ann Becker

    So excited about your new book. I have to laugh little handfuls of scraps have filled 8 large totes of scraps. Obviously I need this beautiful book.

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  155. Jeanetta Whelan

    This book brings back many happy childhood memories…each project brings back another memory.

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  156. Jeanetta Whelan

    I was thrilled to receive your email. I love the Little Handfuls of Scraps Book. I have just the Laundry Basket fabrics to make all 32. Keep doing what you are doing! I can hardly wait for the drawing…I have just the perfect friend

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  157. Christine

    My cousin was my best friend. One of my favorite memories-fourth of July with picnics, Fireworks and sparklers. Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful book!

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  158. Jo Matthews

    Growing up in a very small town in Indiana, I spent winters ice skating at the local school tennis court that was flooded every winter so that the kids could ice skate. The most fun was when my friends and I were allowed to ice skate during recess time during the winter school season!

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  159. Laurie Rainford

    My favorite was playing outside with my friends. Yes, we were allowed to go most anywhere even into the dark and we were safe! Oh, what I wouldn’t give for children today to have that opportunity.

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  160. Linda Hall

    I remember playing cubby houses with my friend in an old derelict car on my Dad’s farm and also dyeing fabric with berries from the bush over an outside fire. Fun times.

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  161. Laura Shriver

    My friends and I used to play in our play house (we had to climb in through a window). We used instant tea to make pretend coffee and we smashed raspberries fresh off the vine to make pretend jam. We picked leaves off the lilac bushes as our pretend money! Good times!

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  162. Sheri wonderling

    My childhood friend and I have remained friends through all of these years. We did so many things it will be hard to pick just one. I guess walking down to the local swimming hole and spending the day laughing and making memories. Things in life will often tarnish or fade away. But the love and respect of a true friend will last a lifetime.

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  163. Barbara

    One of the best memories of childhood was having sleepovers with my friends. There were always fun things to do and our mothers always made special dinners.

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  164. Michele

    Your book would be a treasure and great resource…. I have too many scraps and really need ideas!! Best memory is spending my summers at the pool with my friends!!

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  165. Judy Harris Davis

    Your photos are wonderful! My older Sissy and I would play a dress up game we called ‘Marilyn’ and sit for hours on the floor playing with homemade and store bought paper dolls and Barbies. So much fun! The Christmas Santa brought our bicycles was the best. So much freedom to peddle miles and miles!

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  166. Stephanie

    One of my favorite memories is riding my bicycle up the highest hill in the neighborhood and right back sailing down. Soooo fun.

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  167. Diane K.

    Collecting lightning bugs in mason jars on summer nights! I must ask Cheryl if she remembers this!

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  168. Theresa Blalock

    Had many cousins which made for alot of fun. We had apple trees and would all climb up and sit in trees while laughing and having . Just simply being together making special memories.

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  169. Marian Allen

    My favorite memory with a friend was going to the beach on the New Jersey shore and spending the entire day, then sleeping on the beach
    We have done the same – except for the sleeping on the beach – in adulthood!

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  170. Jan Haine

    My childhood was wonderful. I grew up in a small town just outside of Washington, DC. We had a swimming pool, lots of playgrounds, ball fields, movie theater and Community Center. I played with my dolls with my girlfriends. All of the kids played tag, “Mother May I”, marbles, ball, hide and seek, and jumping rope. to name just a few. On Saturdays, my brother and I would go to the Saturday Matinee at the movie theater. Our favorite in the summer was going to the swimming pool. During this time of my life, my mother taught me how to sew so I made clothes for my dolls. She also taught me how to crochet and my grandmother taught me how to knit. I made lots of dishcloths from string. I have lots of great memories.

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  171. Brenda

    Growing up on a dairy farm ,my friends were ,well ,cows,cats and frogs from our frog pond ! And my four sisters ,of course. We played up under the cedar trees .massive trees that each looked like a home or house under it. We’d play that each tree was someone’s house ,or store or post office. It’s funny now to think that as little kids ,Mail was so important ! And we had a restaurant ,that the meals were ,veggies that we took from our uncles garden while he wasn’t looking !

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  172. Joy trestrail

    So many, building a ‘camp’ going to teh beach on a charabang, rock pool ‘fishing’ and times spent with my Mum who died when I was ten xx

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  173. Carole S.

    I always loved playing with my Aunt Jane’s and my Uncle Everett’s kids. They were the only cousins near my age, and we got along so well, and they knew such good games to play, and Uncle Everett had a farm, so there was always something to explore. We never did anything amazing, just played, and had a wonderful time.

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  174. Carol Galaski

    My neighborhood girlfriends use to sit cross legged for hours playing with our Barbie and Ken dolls. I remember the hours spent making up doll furniture , beds up from large Kleenex boxes, blankets made up from whatever we could find. Life was fun and easy! Wish I could go back to those days!

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  175. Betsy

    My favorite childhood memory was going to a beach in New York City called Coney Island. My mom always said I got lost but it was really her. Lol

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  176. Eileen Maddox

    My favorite childhood memory is visiting my Aunt Ethel’s as she had 6 kids. in one bedroom there were 3 beds where the girls shared a room and we loved to jump from bed to bed to bed and back ….Eileentill we got in trouble!!

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  177. Lizzie Barton

    I remember my mum doin the ironing on the kitchen table using a double candy stripe flannelette sheet as the pad. My sister, brother and I would make a den underneath using the overhang as our door. There was a particularly heavy thunder storm once and I remember Mum singing a ballad to keep us calm when the thunder struck near. We loved ironing time!

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  178. Kathryn Anderson

    Walking to and swimming at the beach, playing in the street, parents not knowing where we were but not worried as it was safe in those days!

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  179. Rita Corral Estevez

    I love the sunny days with my friends in the beach.When we were childrens ,we had liberty to play in the street,beach,in nature.No pc,no Phone,….

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  180. Pat

    I remember our favourite TV show back in the early 60s was Wagon Train and we used to turn my bed into a wagon and pretend we were on our way west. I still love westerns 🙂

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  181. Sagra Giron

    My favorite memorie when I was a child is when I played with my little sister, two years younger than me, under the kitchen’s table. It was our favorite place. We used to play with dolls, we combed their hair , we changed their clothes and we pretended that we cooked their meal…..

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  182. SOLANGE JANES

    When I was a child, in Belgium, we used to be attracted with an empty little house nearby. One summer night my uncle equipped us with flash lights and silently we explore it up and down.
    I discovered (with some help!) a wonderful jewelry hidden behind a door. I remember it’s enormous purple (plastic) stone and I’ll never forgot my uncle Tonton. He’s been such a wonderful adult for the lonely child I was.

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  183. Lynda Sharp

    My favorite memory as a child was playing with the girl next door. Her uncle was a fabric salesman, and he always gave her his samples when he was through with them. We would sit under the tree on a quilt my grandmother made, and sort the fabric pieces, and decide what would be made from it. We would do this for hours. I love your fabrics. They take me back to those days under the tree.

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  184. Christine Masters

    Living in the country, my playmate often was my older brother by 3 years. We played a lot of cars by making roads in the dirt with a hoe. And of course there was Shoot’em Up Cowboys with a saddle on the fence post. Somehow we never got around to playing with dolls — my favorite!

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  185. Pala Klein

    I love all your quilts and your fabrics. Like your idea of small quilts, I want to make them all they are so cute.
    Hope you come to Alsace soon with all your tiny quilts.
    Best wishes from Luxembourg.

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  186. Marieke Spolders

    I love the colours you use and I like the idea to try mee things on a small scale/little quilts Greetings from the Netherlands

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  187. Rhonda Desgranges

    Love to win this book! One of my favorite memories is of family volleyball games on Tuesday nights through out the summer. Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, all participated. We had great fun!
    Thanks for the chance to win ‘

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  188. Chris

    I loved going to the pond and fishing with our homemade pole. Mostly we caught small catfish but it was fun on a hot day on the farm.

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  189. Arctic Apple

    One of my favourite memories is going camping with my family. When my brother and I went to the playground we pretended to speak a foreign language, somehow we always knew what each other was saying and meant when we talked our made up gibberish. Later we’d laugh about the silliness of it all as we delighted in our special secret language.

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  190. Ruthie Peterburg

    I love all your quilts and would love to win a copy of your book, thank you for the opportunity to do so.

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  191. Maureen

    When my big sis and I were little we loved playing Wild West games. Yes, we were decked out in cowboy hats and Dads’ handkerchiefs and our shiny silver toy guns. This was the sixties after all! One fateful day as I hid behind our front hedge a stranger came down the sidewalk. Up I popped with my trusty revolver shouting ” Pop!Pop! Pop!” Well, darned if that no good rattlesnake didn’t turn up our driveway! It was the insurance man! So much for being Annie Oakley. I know my face was as red as my hair that day! Sis disappeared and left me to face the chuckling adults.
    Though times and toy choices have changed, I know that I still have a little cowgirl left in me.

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  192. Christine Cole

    One of my favorite childhood memories with my friends is when we sat on my front lawn hand sewing clothes for our Barbies with fabric scraps my Mom gave us. We never actually played with the Barbies, we just liked making them new clothes!

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  193. Lin

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of your beautiful book.. We always loved playing with our dolls and making clothes for them – great fun and great times. xx

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  194. Alexia

    Love your little scraps style and would love to win your book! One of my happiest memory as a child, is me my youngest sister and our cousin climbing down a wall of ivy that used to grow close to our house… even though my mum still says this never happened as it would have been too dangerous for such little kids, the 3 of us still remember it clearly 🙂 who knows the truth? 🙂

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  195. Candi

    My fondest memories I have as a young child was with my best friend, who also happens to be my sister!! My mother died about 12 hours after I was born. My sister was like my best friend, sister and mother all rolled into one beautiful person. Our grandparents raised my brother, sister and myself. We were very blessed. My sister and I would play together with our dolls, play board games and play croquet and other various games outside. We would go ice skating on our neighbor’s pond. She always looked after me. As we grew older, our favorite thing to do was read. We would visit weekends with our other grandmother. This grandmother was the quilter in the family. She made a Sunbonnet Sue quilt for me when I was little. I could pick out different fabrics she had used to make us dresses and short outfits. I loved that quilt. When anyone married she always gave a quilt made by her loving heart and hands. I loved my wedding quilt…well, all of her quilts. I was very blessed to be brought up on a farm and have such a loving family. All the grandparents are gone but always in my heart. My best friends were my family. My sister has written a book and more are in the works. I am the one who became the quilter.

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  196. Debbie

    I remember playing outdoor games in the evening with my friends. My mother would bring us out ice cold watermelon to cool us down. Life seemed so simple then.

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  197. Donna W

    My favorite memory is going trick or treating with my cousin who was my best friend. I lived in the suburbs and she lived in Chicago. And, the people in her neighborhood were so friendly and generous.

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  198. Rebecca Moore

    My favorite memory was when I was around 6. I would walk up the street and around the corner all by myself to my bff’s house to play in her basement. She was an only child and we would spend hours together. This was in the late 60’s, a 6 year old was safe on the street back then. I moved the following year and we eventually lost touch. I have not be able to find her since but I have never forgotten her fifty years later.

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  199. Martina

    Lovely quilts and lovely childhoodpics! I remember playing lots of rol games with my friend. One day we even made a fire together and rosted potatoes and apples over and in it. What lovely times!

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  200. Wendy Caldwell

    Edyta, what a beautiful little book!
    My childhood memories are dressing my best friend…..my cat in dolls clothing and pushing him down the street in the pram,bonnet, booties and all!!

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  201. Joni Bruce

    I love these old photos and it brings back memories of family and friends. We had quilts on our beds made by grandmothers and great aunts and still have them stored today. But these new designs in this new book are simply beautiful with gorgeous fabrics. I am still working on the Flower Garden quilt from Edyta’s patterns that I hope to put into one quilts with the star pattern in the center. I have about 3 more blocks to finish and will them put it together. It has been really fun doing this quilt by hand. And would love to make some of these in this book!

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  202. Lynn shore

    Favorite times with friends was during summers we would play in culdesac, playing “kick the can” and trying to get to the safe base without being tagged.

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  203. Gerry Skaggs

    I liked to play ball with the boys in the neighborhood in a open field next to our house. Always prefered being outside, still do but when weather is not favorable I love to quilt.

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  204. Sharon

    Our neighborhood had lots of children & we would build tents in the backyard with quilts & blankets over the swingset with clothespins. The boys camped out in one backyard & the girls would be in a neighboring yard. The back porch lights were on & the back doors were unlocked for bathroom access. Our parents would check on us & supply flashlights & snacks. It was so much fun! We told stories & sang, like real camping.

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  205. Candee

    I loved playing hide & seek with a bunch of kids in the neighborhood. We divided into two teams and had two streets and all the yards to hide in as a big group. In the winter we ice skated on the creek at night under the street light. This book is on my wishlist. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  206. Maryellen

    Sweet! I love the designs. My favorite memory was with Lauren. Her mom included me in many activities, like going to the beach and library, baking and sewing time, and gardening and playing with their dog. I love doing all those now, because of the time spent with Lauren.

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  207. Carol G

    My mother and aunt would piece quilts. I remember my friend and I would be able to collect scraps and sew them together by hand and make doll quilts. How I wish I had one now. I know the construct was not the best but oh what memories they would bring back. Would love to win your Handful of scraps book.

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  208. Susan waters

    This book looks so interesting! I have loads of scraps to use up.
    Growing up, my friends all had horses/ ponies. I did not. I took lessons through Girl Scouts in the summer. The rest of the year, I would muck stalls for my friends so I could ride their ponies. They taught me how to jump( fall off and get back on the horse); ride western and bareback. Sometimes they would ride away from the stables and down to my house. That was always a treat for me! At camp we rode with English Saddles. I learned to groom horses. All so long ago. I still do not have a horse; but I have great memories of riding and learning with my friends; who were so generous with me; and I’m sure; quite patient.

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  209. Past Wright

    My child hood memories are of spending days on the beach ,paddling,swimming & picnics as I was born & lived on the coast of Suffolk England.
    I also have photos of me in a pushchair very similar to yours ,seeing your photo reminded me of mine.
    Thank you

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  210. Linda Janovitz

    My favorite memory of my childhood was playing dolls with my special friend. We had Tiny Tears dolls and we made diapers for them out of scrap rags. Naturally they had a bottle (water) so we changed diapers often.

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  211. Sharon

    My best childhood friend and I used to sometimes go to a corner pizza parlor and have lunch together.

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  212. Marcia Gilbreath

    I recall riding our bikes down a dirt road as fast as we could go, catching air as we went over a small hill. I have a few scars to help me remember!

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  213. LoriD

    The quilts look so sweet and I love the old photos! I remember huge neighborhood hide and seek games during long summer days. So fun!! I’d love a chance to win the book.

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  214. Anne McDaniel

    One of my fond childhood memories is playing with my dolls with my cousin/best friend Becky. We lived very close and saw each other every day.

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  215. Jane Modjeski

    I always enjoy your designs and when you decide to make a complete book I love the mix.

    I have a friend who is very talented with her quilting. She has an eye for color. But I like her best because she is my cheerleader. No matter how out of whack my life gets with both sides of my family my friend gently and sometimes pretty fiercely that I need to pay me back for all my lost quilting and create time. She keeps me signed up for my online group’s activities and checks to be sure I haven’t forgotten. Good friends are very worth keeping. A book for each of us would thrill her no end. We are part of your secret and not so secret admirers club. You always encourage with your projects. So thank for you offer. I would love to surprise my friend. She doesn’t live near any quilt shops so Internet shops and quilt groups keep her in touch with quilting world

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  216. Mary

    I loved playing in the irrigation canal, we made rafts and floated the ditch!
    I loved horseback riding, with those same neighbors (they actually lived only a mile away, but it was 3 miles by the road).

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  217. Sherry

    I grew up in the mountains and had much fun having great adventures in the pine trees, playing in the stream when the weather was warm and laying on our backs at night counting the many stars.

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  218. Karee

    Another marvelous book, congratulations! I love using scraps as it is like a circle of friends changing over time, it just gets better with each iteration. Same but different, just like best friends.
    Favorite childhood memory is fishing with silver spinners for giant frogs on the AuSable River with cousins, uncles, grandparents, and my parents & siblings. Frogs squeal when you catch them!

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  219. Kimberly Erpelding

    My favorite childhood memories are playing with cousins in irrigation ditches full of cold clear water, eating watermelon in the summer outside on picnic table

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  220. Bobbie Hunley

    Some of my best childhood memories were going to a creek with our friends. We would swim and wade in the water on those hot summer days in Oklahoma. It was her grandmother that taught me how to hand piece squares together when I was a youngen.

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  221. Cathy Cameron

    Making a Fort in the neighbours large cherry tree!the higher we climbed we could imagine all sorts of things.

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  222. Rose Burkett

    We loved to go camping in a nearby wooded area. We would get all excited and pack for a day and get the campsite all set up only to be too scared to actually stay all night. We soon forgot our fears and planned another camp out only to end in the same way.

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  223. Nancy

    When I was young, maybe 6 or 7 or 8, my friends and I used to convert my family’s back porch into anotehr environment: we played school (Do you want to be the teacher or do you want me to be the teacher? And we’d gather some paper, pencils, crayons, and a book or two); or grocery store (with a few cans of food, a little toy cash register, and some play money), or house (I’m the mom and you’re the dad and these dolls are our children).

    Your quilts are beautiful and I can’t wait to see the book. Thank you for giving copies away.

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  224. Robin

    I remember loving May Day when all the little girls in our neighborhood made cone baskets filled with flowers and hung them on the boys front doors, rang the bell, and ran so they would chase us and try to kiss us

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  225. Phyllis Heath

    We had a canyon behind our backyard in San Diego, CA.
    My sister and I loved playing various games there.
    For whatever reason, My Mom decided she didn’t want us playing in the canyon anymore.
    My sister decided that Mom knew when we went into the canyon by the smell it left on us and our clothes.

    To this day, I find myself laughing at the thought of two little girls squeezing between bushes and plants; so as not to let them touch us; so we wouldn’t be “found out.” Silly, trouble makers, huh?

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  226. Pam Kearns

    I grew up in northern Michigan. Winter sledding was so much fun. There seemed to be so much more snow than there is today. And the hills were so much bigger. But I can remember being outside for hours, going up and down that sledding hill with my brother and sisters and neighbor kids. I’m sure it was cold out but it is never part of that memory. Just the fun. So much fun.

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  227. Cindy M

    My best childhood memories are of the camping trips my family took with family friends. We always “roughed it”, setting up camp on whatever level patch of land we could find near a lake or river. I remember one place where my friend and I spent all our time catching frogs and tadpoles in the lake. Lots of good memories.

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  228. Jane Laureys

    As a group we created a golf course over 3 back yards. Using our putters, we navigated over tree roots and piles of leaves. Days and days flew by on our little course.

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  229. Laura

    I loved to play marbles with a little boy down the street: he wasn’t very good and I’d win all his marbles! My mother always made me give his marbles back to him, which I thought wasn’t fair, but it was still fun to win them all!

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  230. Elizabeth Frisby

    My favorite memories with my friends were the times they came to my house in the winter to slide down the neighbor’s hill on our toboggan. We would slip down that steep hill and try to steer the toboggan around the bushes and onto the frozen creek at the bottom of the hill. Sometimes the creek wasn’t quite frozen and we would get a bit wet. After hours of fun we would troop across the road to my house, shed layers of snowy outer clothes, mittens, and boots and warm up with hot chocolate with marshmallows.

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  231. Carol Burgess

    Our family had a merry go round and my three best friends spent days circling. Seems hard to believe it entertained us for hours, but it did!

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  232. Danielle Feddema

    I remember being chased by the horse of a man who would come door to door to collect vegetable scraps, like potatoe and apple peels. My little sister (4) a friend and myself (6), would go for a picnic in the field behind our house and the horse was supposed to be tied up on a long line, he was just curious but we thought he was after us and started to run, so he run too!
    We screamed to our mom to close and lock the door and she did! Until she found out it was a horse that was after us, she laughed and went to find him.

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  233. Dana T

    Remember lots of games outside, hide and go seek, kick the can… Climbing trees, I was quite the tomboy! I still love to be outdoors!

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  234. Mary Smith

    I fondly remember playing dolls with my neighborhood friend in an old shed on their property. Many days were spent traveling the world with “our girls” as we stretched out imagination past the road and beyond.

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  235. Debbie Trotter

    Afterdark all the neighborhood kids would play hide go seek at the street light. We had a lot of kids on our block.. it was a lots of fun.

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  236. Elaine Carney

    My fondest memories were of childhood friends and I making snow forts and then having snow ball fights. Also on Christmas break we would head to the ice sksting rink for the whole day only going into the wood fire heated warming house when our toes were so cold we couldn’t feel them. What great memories.

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  237. Linda Hulen

    My most fun childhood memory with a friend is walking in the snow, under the street lights, at night. It was one of those snowfalls with the huge flakes and no wind. So beautiful. This friend and I have many memories from our childhood together, but this will always be my favorite.

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  238. Judith Hogan

    What a wonderful giveaway. This book looks awesome. When I was in Grade 6, my best friend and I spent the whole summer playing a board game called Clue. We had so much fun.

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  239. Beth Esser

    I remember ice skating on the little rink that my dad made in the back yard. He left the water running too long one night and the rink ran over into the neighbors yard. It was the best winter ever skating all over between my best friends yard and ours!

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  240. christina k.

    Love these little quilts, also the little kitty! cats on quilts, it doesn’t get any better! thanks

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  241. Debbie Metzner

    I remember going to the park at the end of our street. We would run across the swinging bridge, cuz it was sooo scary!

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  242. Inge Owen

    My friend and I used to role play very often, my favorite was, where would you like to be when you grow up, and what would be your favorite country, it was always America, many different cities. Today we both live in America ( we grew up in Austria ). So as my Mother used to say, be careful what you wish for. Ours was a a very good wish. I enjoy your blog and your classes

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  243. Cheryl Kuhns

    One of my fondest memories would be going to my grandparents house in the country on Sunday for lunch. My cousins and siblings would play out in the apple orchards and pick blackberries. In the afternoon my grandmother would make up a freezer of ice cream. The old time hand crank type. All of us kids would take turns cranking the ice cream maker. I miss my grandmother she made quilts on two singer treadle machines. Most of the quilts were hand tied. Her cooking was the best all of those home grow vegetables. My cousins were my best friends during those times growing up.

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  244. Clare

    I remember the little dolls tea parties that my sister and friends had when I was small. Mum would cut a piece of slice into four so looked liked doll size biscuits,plus milky tea. Mostly milk. 🙂

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  245. Linda Fleming

    I have fond memories of joining with friends to put on an afternoon concert in someone’s back yard. Everyone performed – a song or dance or poem!
    The proceeds went to the local children’s home.

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  246. SheilaS

    My story involves my gma who was also “my friend”. As a child I spent many summers up North on the farm. One day gma took me into her little closet and started looking thru her “old” clothes and pretty soon she pulled out a pair of tattered worn jeans which she cut into squares and then found a needle & some thread from the drawer of her old Singer sewing machine. She then taught me how to sew the two squares together & pretty soon we had a pot holder! It was a really fun day & I am still enjoying the lessons she taught me not only about quilting but also “life”.

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  247. Roberta Byers

    In a time before TV we found many ways to entertain ourselves, I remember one time the neighbor kids were over and we found a nest of goose eggs and decided to have an egg fight. We soon found out the eggs were rotten and we all were a stinking mess, my Mother turned the hose on us then made us stay outside to dry off.

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  248. Donna

    Oh, what memories of roller skating on the neighborhood sidewalks. We had the clamp on skates with a roller skate key, metal wheels on the skates. Our side walk in front of our house was bumpy and old, but at my best friend’s house next door, a newer sidewalk with a smooth slanted driveway. We passed the days skating and practicing to put on “shows”. It has been fun reading everyone’s memories, and good times. Now I sew with adult friends, we go on retreats together, or sew at one another’s homes. Still having good times with friends!

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  249. Amy Redfern

    Playing outside with all the neighborhood children…riding bikes, summer popsicles, catching lightening bugs and caterpillars. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  250. Chris Chambers

    Sitting in a swing on my grandparent’s porch at night –watching fireflies at the lake.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  251. Ellen L. Olson

    My fondest childhood memory is playing “outside” and baseball at our “neighbourhood park”. My neighbourhood was very diverse and all the children played.

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  252. Janet T

    I remember living at the top part of a small hill with houses on both sides of the road. We would have races down the hill on our bicycles and, in winter, they would close off traffic so parents and kids could use the hill for sledding and tubing. ndfromsd ATgmailDOTcom

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  253. Marty Bradbury

    I recall playing wedding. My sister who was the oldest, always was the bride. My girlfriend and I were the bridesmaids. A much younger neighbor boy was the groom. The older boys, naturally, wouldn’t play our silly wedding games! We were quite the sight?

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  254. Sharon Kralj

    I love making small-scale quilts and your book has me very excited to get started on one right away!
    Childhood memory: My friends and I used to love to play Bride — using Granny’s crocheted doilies as veils and a few wildflowers for our beautiful bouquets. 🙂 We’d even use her quilts as our trains when we moved from Bride to Queen. It was so much fun to pretend to be glamorous for a special imaginary moment!

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  255. Mary Snyder

    We used to play tag in the evenings and catch fireflies.
    Thank you for all the little quilts patterns and those are my favorite kind to sew.

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  256. Valerie Fisher

    One of my friends moms had a quilt frame set up in her home. I can remember playing under it while women were quilting. Never thought it would be me who is quilting now!

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  257. Rita Nichols

    Your book is delightful! A fun memory is spending time with my Grandma. She gave me a little plastic doll, a basket full of her scraps, the funny papers to make a pattern and a needle and thread. She told me to make a dress for my doll and she went about her household chores. I had so much fun figuring it all out and I had no “rules”. Pure bliss.

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  258. Cindy Karas

    Your book would be lovely and my best friend would be thrilled. Thank you so much! I’m not sure I can wait before ordering.Thank you

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  259. see mary quilt

    I’ve been looking forward to this book coming out. I love how you intertwine your family stories into your books. I have wonderful memories of camping with the families of two of my very dear childhood friends. My family didn’t camp so these were wonderful adventures for me.

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  260. Sherry Jurykovsky

    I loved to play outside with my friends. Everyone in the neighbourhood came to our house and we split in to two teams. One went on each side of the garage. Then we tried to toss a ball over the garage and the other team would try to catch it before it bounced. It was such a simple game, but we loved it and spent hours at it.
    I love your style and am starting to watch everything I can on your videos. This book would be lovely to win.

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  261. Janice Mc Laren

    Since we lived in the country there were not a lot of neighborhood friends. When we did have friends over we were always outside playing whatever game we could make up.

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  262. Linda

    I love little quilts and I have just the friend who would enjoy a copy of your book as well. My favorite childhood memory is exploring our farm with my friends. Lots of places to play and hide and animals to watch and chase!

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  263. Elizabeth Kuntz

    One of my favorite memories was playing tag in the evenings with the neighborhood kids and my siblings. Sometimes it would be freeze tag! We had so much fun!

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  264. Nancy Baker

    We had an orchard in the back of our house with lots of tall grass (and weeds, too, probably!). We would make “rooms” and paths and play for hours…memories! nancyinwyoming at yahoo dot com

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  265. Lisa

    My favorite memory is hiding cardboard boxes in the neighborhood with my friend Rennie. I have no idea why that was so much fun, but we laughed and ran and played and hid until dark. I often wonder about where she is now and if she even remembers me or that fun day.

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  266. Ann Austin

    I remember going along the river bank with three friends, one of the girls fell in and wet her pants. We went and hid in the other girls basement. She was afraid her Mama would whip her for being down along the water. Well her younger brother went and told on her. She had to go home, and yes she did get a spanking.

    What her Mama did not know was we crawled up into a round storm drain over fifty feet under the ground, next to the river before we ever went back to the girls basement. With no flash light, and water running through it.

    Friends remember their adventures

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  267. Judi

    My favorite times were when we would sit for hours in clover patches looking for four leaf clovers. So exciting when we found one. Then we picked simple clover flowers and made necklaces and Headbands!

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  268. Sandy Boisvert

    I very much enjoyed sharing your memories and pictures with you! Oh how special! No doubt your creativity and smile came from very special people in your life including your grandmother. My mom and I are both quilters and have enjoyed making many of your quilt creations. We are hoping to pass down our quilts including the ones we have made from your library of patterns to those we love and cherish as well.

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  269. Karen Gleim

    I loved to play jacks every afternoon with my best friend! I lived with my grandparents and my cousins also came to play every weekend.

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  270. Kathy Davis

    My most fun memory with my friends was spending the day being creative. One of my friends mother would give us her fabric scraps, needles, thread and scissors to see what we would come up with. We didn’t have a pattern to go by, but it didn’t matter. As a team, we always seemed to make something beautiful. Sometimes we would make dolls, with clothing and a small quilt to keep her warm. It was a lot of fun. To this day, I still enjoy cutting up fabrics to create something beautiful.

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  271. Deb Arent

    My most fun memory was with a neighborhood girl who I went bike riding with nearly every day. We’ve been friends for over 50 years now… would love a copy of your book.

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  272. Brynne Wyatt

    One of my favorite memories was sleeping out on the lawn with my sister and friend in the summer.

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  273. Karen Beerbower

    Playing with our cats as if they were a baby. We could dress them and push them in a stroller. My sister and I had hours of fun.

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  274. Ann West

    I would love to win your book Little Handfuls of Scraps for myself and one of my friends because I love the simplicity of the patterns. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  275. Sharon Dauz

    My favorite memory is walking to the local 5&10 and picking out school supplies on the first day of school with my best friend Nancy. Your book looks beautiful.

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  276. Carmen

    My cousins were my childhood best friends. I think the most fun memory was when they had a birthday party for their dog. My mom sent my off with the bone from the roast we had for dinner, in a brown paper sack. I walked across our pasture, under the fence, crossed the gravel road, and walked down their driveway to the party!

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  277. Phyllis Burk

    Recently have decdied to start making little quilts to use up some of my scraps and also have too many tubs full of large ones. This book looks wonderful!

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  278. Brenda Sanders

    My best friends were my cousins. I was the only girl (and the youngest), so my life was always an adventure. I made a great “test subject”. We all lived out in the country, and our lives were filled with dogs, cows, chickens, and assorted other animals. We had the best of times.

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  279. Gale Gallant

    I was painfully shy and backward and a very nice girl invited me to go to the Ohio State Fair with her and her family. That was so nice of them to take me.

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  280. Shirley Denning

    My most fun memory is going camping at the lake with my best friend’s Family!! They lived next door so there are a whole lot of wonderful fun memories!!❤

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  281. Loretta McDonald

    I love your scrap quilts and would like to try my hand at using my scraps to make my own copy of your colorful quilts.

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  282. KatieQ

    My cousins lived around the corner when I was growing up. There was a family next door to with 4 children. We used to build huge cities with blocks, rocks and scrap wood. We would spend all day building and have to take them down at dinner time.

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  283. Chris Berger

    My favorite childhood memory was my senior year of High School. I went to a Catholic High School and was made head of the Spiritual Committee. My duties were to plan a First Friday Mass each month for the entire High School and Staff. Well during that year, the Diocese announced they were closing our High School at the end of the year. Well I planned a huge farewell Mass without the teacher in charge of the Dtudent Council knowing or at least I thought so. I first contacted a priest and friend from my elementary school. He had been made Auxiliary Bishop for the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese in Indiana. I asked him to say the farewell Mass along with all the other past and present priests that were associated with Central Catholic High School. He called me personally to agree to come and I graciously thanked him. There were a total of 12 priests at the altar saying Mass. But the memories began with the planning also. First, the Principal told me the Mass would be in the Cathedral across the street. The students did not like attending the Masses in the Cathedral but loved participating when they were in the gym. I told him no but it would be held in the gym. Then he told me the choir would do all the singing. Well the students did not respond and participate when the choir sang but they did to the guitar group. So after letting the choir sing the beginning song, they were immediately followed by my guitar group and my the guitar played every song during the remainder of the Mass. I used this planning as an excuse to get out of French 3. The Vice- Principal taught that class. Then I asked my Physics teacher who was also the Dean of Students to allow any student who wanted to skip to be able to do so without any punishment. He agreed. I called the newspaper to invite anyone who had graduated prior and interested public to come. Well when the day came, the altar was full of priests from years past and present. My guitarists were filling the gym with lively songs. The students were participating with enthusiasm. I was so very thrilled to come from this very shy girl from grade school to when I entered Central Catholic High School to a proud, beaming senior about to embark on my future. This childhood memory was 45 years ago this month. It’s a memory I’ll never forget and one that allowed me to be ready for my future.

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  284. Cathy Spanish

    One of my favorite memories with my childhood friend was when I had a sleepover at her house and we sat outside in the dark and watched the fireflies light up the night around her magnificent weeping willow tree! Thanks for letting me remember and share with you, and thanks for the opportunity to win your gorgeous book!

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  285. Lisa Colbert

    You make such beautiful quilts. It’s an inspiration to try something new and maybe a little more challenging.

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  286. Colleen

    My favorite memory is my kitty cat having her kittens in my bed. My friend Lenda has a similar story.
    Colleen

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  287. Kitty McLoud

    Going to the neighborhood pool with friends during the summer was a favorite pastime. Would love to win your book! Thanks!

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  288. Bebe

    A fun memories was yelling back and forth with echoes to my friends about a half mile away, and of course slumber parties!

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  289. Brenda Schiesser

    When I was a little girl I use to play dolls with the neighbor girl in a semi wooded area between our houses. There was a little hollowed out place and we would play there for hours. Her younger brother would always bother us so she would send him to her house to bring us back snacks…..seems we ate a lot back then. They moved away before we were out of grade school and I missed her terribly. I’m sure there was a small quilt involved in our playing. I know my Mom always had a quilt in a frame when I was growing up. We spent our childhood evenings playing in the living room under one hanging from the ceiling. After outside work and dinner was done she would unroll the quilt and work on it for a while before bed. Good memories.

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  290. JoJo hall

    My favorite childhood memory was making Barbie doll furniture out of cardboard. Mom made Barbie clothes for me and my friend.

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  291. Mary T Salmon

    Edyta!
    What lovely photos!
    My friend’s and I used to play house under the fig trees. No one could see us!
    I love your book and I’m addicted to scraps.
    Love,
    Mary

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  292. Debbie Robbins

    One of my favorite memories with a friend has nothing to do with sewing, but i would sneak down to her house every week so we could secretly watch Batman and Robin tv show. My father always watched some thing else so not able to see at my house (only 1 tv) and we loved Batman….. seems so silly now!

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  293. Miss Jean

    All the neighborhood kids would sneak down to the local pond during the summer and swim. No supervision, no adults! How did we survive? This was during the 50’s in rural Michigan when things were simpler.

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  294. Celine K.

    That’s such a lovely book! A favorite memory is being in music and band classes, and giving performances at school. We all had such fun, especially during marching band performances!

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  295. Cathie Vaughn

    I am the oldest of 5 sisters! So many memories but the best times were always at my maternal grandma’s! She wax the best and i miss her every day!

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  296. Lisa Timmer

    When we were little my sister and I would have a contest to see who could run to a certain spot in the yard and back the fastest. It was smack in the middle of winter, in the snow, and we’d go barefooted! Craziness!

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  297. Darlene B

    My favorite memory is from high school. My friend and I came out of a movie theater and tried to open the car door. The key wouldn’t work on either door. Just then, the elderly owner of the car asked what we were doing to his car. He had tears in his eyes. Turns out my car (the same make/model) was in the same slot as his, except for being one row over. We still laugh about this today and this happened almost 40 years ago!

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  298. Joan Richards

    The best memories I have from childhood are the endless miles we road our bikes all over town. Back and forth to each other’s houses. Riding and carrying sleeping bags and clothes for many, many sleepovers. So much fun and freedom!

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  299. Ruth R

    My favorite memories are playing Roy Rogers and Dale Evans with my next door neighbor. We each had a ranch and would ride our imaginary horses to town to see each other.

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  300. Susan Lewis

    One of my most fun memories is playing with friends, at the elementary school age, a game where a long length of elastic was knotted together and placed around two girls ankles who stretched it while standing facing each other about 4 feet apart. The third girl would do a series of single right footed steps/hops between the two strands, back again and then hooking the closest strand on her right foot and touching the middle then the furthest side and then back again to start. If this was accomplished without snagging or losing the strand of elastic then the next level would be the knees, hips, armpits and so forth. I think it was executed both right leg and left leg so lots of energy was used and lots of exercise enjoyed. Turns changed when control of the elastic strand was lost. We had so much energy then. We laughed so much as well!

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  301. Debbie St. Germain

    My favorite memory was when we went on our last Halloween, since we were getting older. We had finished and had a bag full, when some boys grabbed my bag and ran off. I was so upset and my friend felt so bad that she shared half of her candy, with me. She is still there when times are down, as I am for her.

    Debbie

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  302. Michele

    Beautiful photos and the book looks amazing!!! I was just looking at my work table with the piles of scraps and wondering what on earth I’m going to do with them… this would be perfect and timely!!
    Oh! A favourite childhood memory is playing games outdoors… What Time is it Mr. Wolf, Freeze Museum, Marbles, skipping… etc

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  303. Debby

    Love the little girl pictures. I remember playing Cowboys and Indians as a child. What fun! And rolling skating all summer long. I’d love to win a copy of your book. Thanks so much for the chance.

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  304. Susan Brennand

    My three sisters are my beat friends and one memory I have is when we wanted to play in the snow but it was summer and so while we were supposed to be napping we dragged a 10lb bag of sugar up the stairs to the bedroom. The bag had a rip in it and Mom followed our trail and found us enjoying winter! That must have been some mess!

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  305. Patty Espinosa

    I love your patterns and the books I have! They provide such inspiration.

    We used to play tag or hide and seek in the front yard while Mrs. Jewel and my mom planned Girl Scout meetings for my older sister’s troop. It was always such fun!

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  306. Pamela M Peterson

    My best childhood friend was also my neighbor in the country. We’d ride our bikes over to each other’s homes where we’d play dolls, Barbies, dance and sing! My favorite time was when we started a club together and our ‘headquarters’ was an unused chicken coop! We had a total of 3 members, including my friend’s cousin.
    Thanks for taking me down memory lane. I hadn’t thought of that in years!

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  307. Pamela Crecelius

    Beautiful book Edyta! Can’t wait to try some of the projects…especially the one with baskets!

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  308. Joni

    I always loved Halloween growing up. We lived in an apartment complex and the maintenance couple used to make a big celebration with toasting marshmallows, costume party, bobbing for apples and finally a barbeque. It was a great time for all of us and is one of my best memories!

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  309. Beth Krncevic

    I wish I could go back and do it all again – I miss the simplicity and naivete of those days.
    We lived in a place that didn’t have a recognisable winter so we were outdoors all year round. Catching mudskippers at the beach, tadpoling in the creek, having mud tea parties under enormous ghost gums, climbing trees to munch on apples and berries, riding bikes across red dunes in search of lost treasure, and sitting around listening to the black fella stories of dreamtime. Dragging our weary feet home as the sun went down to fall asleep over supper and be carried off to bed.
    Now I look at my scars from cuts & scrapes, my still-discoloured knees and my collection of ‘special’ rocks & shells collected all those decades ago, and each one evokes a memory of one amazing day among hundreds of amazing days.

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  310. Pat Murphy

    My fondest memories of childhood are playing “ball” on Baker’s corner. That was the family that lived on the corner…and eating apricots from a neighbors tree until we got sick.

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  311. Jacque Leibfried

    My fondness memories were of playing hide and go seek with the neighbors during the summer. But once the street lights came on you had to go home.

    Thanks for a chance at your book, it looks amazing.

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  312. Amy

    Riding our bikes up and down the block with playing cards clipped to the back axel by clothespins to make that cool sound!

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  313. Gail Matuszewski

    I lived in a small residential area as a child and loved riding my bike over to friends’ houses. We would be off riding and playing all day just coming home for lunch and supper.

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  314. Mary Ellen Fischer

    A neighbor lady would have tea parties for all the little girls in the neighborhood. She did not have children of her own; she made us all feel very special. One of my favorite memories.

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  315. Sheila

    I grew up in a neighborhood full of kids. We were always outside playing hide and seek, running through the sprinklers, riding our bikes, playing with dolls, hopscotch, jacks, and board and card games.

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  316. Sue Bergstrom

    I was five years older than my next sister so I played alone a lot. When I was about eight or nine I was given a little red hand-me-down bike. I literally rode it all the time!! I pretended it was my horse. I would “step in the stirrup” when mounting my horse and always pat it on the neck and say”good boy ” as I was riding in my own little world. Looking back, I’m sure people watching me thought I was a peculiar little girl to derive so much happiness from my little bike.

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  317. Susan Wietzke

    Playing house under a tree in our front yard. Designing a kitchen and living room. Gathering things to furnish our home.

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  318. Sandra Buss

    My favorite memoir of my childhood occurred when I was around six years old. My friend and I used to pick cherries from the tree, mash them up and put them through an old wire screen we found. Then we dumped all our mother’s and grandmother’s favorite perfumes. We filled the bottles with our cherry perfume and sold it for 10 cents. We actually sold some because some people thought it was, for example, Este Lauder.

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  319. Lillian

    I grew up with four sisters. There are so many great memories, from neighborhood kickball games to building a clubhouse out of scrap lumber, or big bonfires in the fall and ice skating ponds in the winter. We had so many kids on our street we could never complain of not having anyone to play with. If we had to be indoors we all learned to crochet and do embroidery, which we still do today.

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  320. Jeanne Glick

    My favorite memory with child hood friends is sledding and skating – all the winter activities. We had so much fun!

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  321. Ann Wissbaum

    One of my most favorite childhood memories with my friends is when we would take our sleeping bags and sleep under the stars. We would tell stories and have a great time enjoying the summer nights.

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  322. Barb in Butler, PA

    Favorite fun memories with my childhood friends . . . playing “horses,” and “Bonanza” (from the TV show), Barbie dolls. When the lightning bugs came out at night in the summer, it was time to go home!

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  323. Beth T.

    The kids in our neighborhood played hide and go seek for years–we grew up playing it during the summer, every summer, long after we were “too old”. We started out playing as little kids and continued playing well into high school. I remember thinking that if I got engaged I would bring my sweetheart home and see if he passed the “Hide and Go Seek” test: if he thought it was silly, he would not be the guy for me. That situation did not present itself, but it tells something about how important this game was. I remember how close we all felt, and how safe. Our block was pretty stable, with the same families living there for years. My aunt lived a few houses down, and my neighbors’s grandmother lived down the block; we were interconnected in a way that was incredibly comforting. Having it expressed in a dozen kids playing under the stars–what a beautiful memory.

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  324. Chris Robertson

    My favorite memory was my senior year of High School. I went to a Catholic School and was made head of the Spiritual Committee. My duties were to plan a First Friday Mass each month for the entire high school and staff. Well during that year the diocese announced they were closing our high school at the end of the year. Well I planned a huge farewell Mass without the teacher in charge of the student council knowing. I first contacted a priest and friend from my elementary school. He had been made Auxillary Bishop for the Fort Wayne-South Bend region in Indiana. I asked him to say the farewell mass along with all the other past and present priests that were associated with Central Catholic High School. He called me personally and I gratefully thanked him. There were a total of 12 priests at the altar saying Mass. But the memories began with planning. First, the principal told me the Mass would be across the street in the Cathedral. I said no in the gym. Then he told me the choir would do all the singing. Well the kids do not respond to that but do to the guitar group. So after letting the choir sing the beginning song followed by my guitar group the guitar played every song during the remainder of the Mass. I used this planning as an excuse to get out of French 3. The Vice- Principal taught that class. Then I asked my Physics teacher who was also the Dean of Students to allow any student who wanted to skip to be able to without punishment. He agreed. I called the newspaper to invite anyone who had graduated prior and interested residents to come. Well when the day came, the altar was full of priests from years past and present. My guitarists were filling the gym with lively songs. The students were participating with enthusiasm. I was so very thrilled to come from this very shy girl from grade school to when I entered high school to a proud to a beaming senior about to embark on my future. I realized at a Senior banquet that as the supervisor of the student council told my parents at the senior dinner she had doubts of me doing what I did on my own but she was thrilled at the result. This childhood memory was 45 years ago this month. It’s a memory I’ll never forget and one that allowed me to be ready for my future.

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  325. Marlene

    My friend and I met when we were 5 yrs. old, lived 5 houses apart and are still friends to this day many decades later! There was a mailbox between us on the corner and when it was time to go home after playing Barbies we would walk to the mailbox then I would walk her home, then she would walk me to the mailbox and walk me home. After a couple times like this, one of the Moms would yell, “Time to go home, girls!” By this time it was dark outside so we did!

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  326. Barbara Abribat

    My dearest friend Eileen-friends since 6th grade-
    I was new to the town having moved there after the death of my Mother-she was the first person to be kind to me when we met at the bus stop and we would go to each other’s houses-she transferred to a different school for a couple of years but we reconnected in high school. She’s an angel her on earth! Always caring for other’s when people need it the most

    Barb A.

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  327. Joanne Moore

    Most of the kids on my street where boys so I had lots of fun skating and riding bikes with them. It was a big treat to play with my girl friends a whole block over when we would play Barbies and Little Kiddles. I should include my mom because after all the tomboy activity when I would come inside she would teach me to embroider and sew….a favorite thing to do then and now!

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  328. diane motley

    loved doing crafts with my friends: jewelry from beads, potholders, lanyards….and then trying
    to sell our creations to neighbors!

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  329. Patty

    When I was younger we would ride our bikes all over the neighborhood. When the street lights came on we parked the bikes and played “Kick the Can” until our parents whistled us home. Such wonderful carefree days!!

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  330. Diane S

    We played so many games, some that we invented, and always had a great time being together but my favorite times were the nights we would spread blankets out in the yard and lay there studying the stars.

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  331. Gretchen McRoberts

    We used to play pioneers in the woods, making our dwelling out of branches and clearing out areas for secret hideaways.

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  332. MaryJean Bowe

    My favorite memory is climbing up and playing with our dolls while perched high in the trees. We would hang their clothes on the branches, then tuck them in a nook of a branch for a nap. Then we would read. We were the most feminine and well-read tomboys!

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  333. Jennifer Shirley

    My friend Becky and I have been friends since the 2nd grade (that was 1962) and we both have quilters in our family history, as well as us sewing together and taking classes together at local quilt shops. We have always loved scraps and have made place mats for our tables and runners for our cabinets and tables from scraps from clothes we have made. I would love to share this book with her.

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  334. Linda in Willow Spring

    We played a lot of pretend — hotel owners, ranch cowboys and even school teachers! We had the best time making up things to do. I even learned embroidery to pass the time when I was young. I really like all of your little quilts!

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  335. Jean Childs

    We were lucky enough to have a big dappled, wooden rocking horse. We spent hours playing on It, my sister, brother and I. We alternated between who were Cowboys and who were the Indians. Great fun!

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  336. Diane Wyte

    One of my favorite childhood memories is playing hide and seek in the cul-de-sac. Everyone would come out to play til dusk – big and little kids. The big kids took the little ones under their wings. Those were the days!!!!!

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  337. Kelly Mousley

    One of my fondest memories was watching my children playing together in the rain puddles that had acccumulated in front of our house after a heavy rain storm had subsided. The lighting was beautiful and they squealed with delight as they splashed through the water.

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  338. Joy Meetis

    My sister and I had a friend that lived a few houses away. We would go for bike rides everywhere! This was 30 years ago when kids could go outside and play and not worry about all of the horrors there are today. We always had so much fun together! She also had a pool and that is where we would spend most of our summer. We would make up different games and play from morning until night. And sometimes we would put the flood light on outside and it was pretty bright and we would play shadow tag. I think we drove our moms crazy so they kept us outside for as long as possible lol!

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  339. Joanna

    My friends and I played jump rope and hopscotch, and that was good fun. We were always outside playing in those days.

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  340. Lucy

    I remember driving up North to my grandmother’s house, having a contest with my sister, who could count the most horses in the pastures as we passed them. I was too short to see out the window so mom had me sit on my little suitcase. No seatbelts back then!

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  341. Susan Nixon

    What lovely projects, and I’m such a sucker for old pictures and stories! Thanks for sharing this much. One of my memories is playing cowboys and indians. I always played an indian and I would never let those cowboys kill me! LOL Afterward, we often went across the street and made home made ice cream, yes in the old wooden bucket with tons of rock salt – which might have started me on a life of salt loving – and a churn we all took turns operating until the ice cream was finished. It seems to me we always made strawberry, but of course we didn’t! Thanks so much for a chance to win, and a memory revisited.

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  342. In Sim zZinhre

    When I was little, I wanted to make doll clothes. But had to cut strips of fabric ..no sewing involved. Just strips and strips of fabric scraps. Mother was too busy to show me how to sew. I’m 58… I now know how to sew and machine piece! Where there’s a will, there’s a way!

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  343. Susan Stanton

    One of my favorite memories is playing hide and seek with my friend in her enormous boxwoods all around her house. We played in those boxwoods all day long!

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  344. Connie Syowers

    We would play Tarzan and Jane. I always made my cousin, a girl, be Tarzan so I could be Jane. Eventually she got tired of that and pretended to be Cheeta, the chimpanzee. I still insisted on being jane. Haha.

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  345. Diana Rodriguez

    I was required to take a sewing class in junior high school and enjoyed the idea of using a machine but not so much the concept of sewing garments at that time. As the years past, a very dear friend introduced me to quilting and I fell in love with the idea of making creative and colorful pieces for family and friends. One of her first quilt wall hangings is hanging on my wall and is a daily inspiration. My “happy place” is when I am working on a new project, learning new quilting techniques and using up my scraps!

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  346. Carla Kenyon

    My fondest memory was learning to sew from my grandmother and aunt how to first make patterns and clothing for my dolls and my aunt coming in from California to help my sister and I with our prom dresses I am now 71 and have tried to teach my grandchildren to sew. We started with Christmas things my oldest grandson has a home and family of his own and brings out the Christmas things we have made together for his family Christmas.

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  347. Pat Anderson

    Probably one of my favorite memories would be chasing butterflies in the empty field by my house. They were so beautiful and we didn’t have many neighbors. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  348. Janet

    Absolutely loved going up Pine Canyon with friends on picnics. We would visit sheep camps where the sheepherder would share his homemade bread and let us ride his horses. So much fun and great memories!

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  349. HeatherK

    I loved spending a week at the beach each summer with friends who gathered from up and down the East coast. We hung out till all hours and our parents were so chill about it.

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  350. Julie T

    We used to build forts and get into all kinds of fun trouble! I was, of course the ring leader! Thanks, Edyta,

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  351. Rose Landon

    My favorite childhood summer memory is going to stay with my Grandparents I lived two hours away so I’d spend weeks with them. We’d go for ride in the evening and get ice cream or just sit on the porch and swing and talk about everything. My Grandma taught me to sew and cook. They made me feel like I was the most important person in the world and they couldn’t wait for me to come for a visit. In reality they were probably glad to see me go because I’d talked their ears off.

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  352. Cori

    Love the photos, my favorite memory is sled riding. We had hours of fun in the winter sledding down the neighborhood hill

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  353. Phyllis Stewart

    I remember walking to school with my best friend and in the fall we would pick up the beautiful maple and oak leaves on the ground. It was almost as good as putting together quilt blocks today. Beautiful orange reds and golds

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  354. Janice Clemens

    My funny childhood (childish!!) memory occurred about 5 years ago at a Quilt Retreat. After dinner and a couple of drinks we were playing a Charades game. My friend Sharon had to make the other girls guess that I was a water sprinkler. We ended up on the floor in fits of laughter. Also discovered a couple of bruises the next day.
    Still a child at heart.

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  355. Judy Offen

    I grew up in the country and my cousins were my best friends. We spent a lot of time at our grandparents and played games in their yard. Our favorites were “red rover” and “red light, green light” as well as others. Great memories!

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  356. Colleen McLaughlin

    Precious and so detailed. Love mini quilts. All they are missing is a little teddy bear sitting on them….lol

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  357. Robin Boggan

    It would so fun to receive your new book to know what to with all my scraps! I love your small quilts! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  358. Linda Webster

    We used to play baseball on the empty corner let. It was a large lot so we set up a backstop and bases. That year during our summer holidays a group of about 10 of us played baseball every day. It was one of my best summers.

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  359. Cynthia Glenn

    I recently visited my home town where I was born and raised. As I drove by my childhood home, the owners were in the front yard doing repairs and renovations between tenants. After I introduced myself they asked if I wanted to walk through the house. It had been 49 years since my family sold the house and moved. I was able to take a video of the home and back yard. Every time I watch it, it brings back another cherished memory of family, friends, activities, lessons learned, colours, smells and tastes. When I get a quilting break I’m to begin my personal history notes.

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  360. sonja banister

    My best friend is also my sister! We have always enjoyed making things together & we still do! Our current passions are little quilts to use our growing stash of scraps.

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  361. Jane S

    What a neat book! Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy or two.

    My favorite childhood memories with friends would be any summer when I didn’t have to go to school every day. We rode bikes, we played tetherball, we played whiffleball, we picked strawberries, and most of all we laughed. To this day I love a good laugh. 🙂

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  362. Christie Wyzykowski

    I loved swinging on the swing set! It seemed that we were flying as high as the sky. I remember spending hours on the swings in the back yard with Laura. Swinging and singing!!

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  363. Karen Longo

    I remember the fire men opening the fire hydrants on the corner of the block and all us kids in the neighborhood running through the pouring water!

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  364. Alice Person

    One of my best childhood memories was playing Kickball on the school playground before classes began and at recess in upper elementary school. Being small, I was usually one of the last girls to be chosen for a team. My best day was when I kicked the ball onto the roof of the barn across the alley. Our primary goal was to kick the ball over that barn which was rumored to once belong to the family of the Wright brothers, who made the first manned airplane flight.

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  365. Dorothy Ethel Snow

    One of my favorite memories is taking an old quilt and the picnic basket to the top landing in the old Victorian home my parents rented for a pretend picnic with my brother and my Mom on one of those rainy west coast days or one of those days when we were recovering from the sniffles. We loved the idea of a housebound picnic and of course the basket had cookies and little sandwiches.
    It was enough to get us to stop arguing for a couple of hours.

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  366. Donna Zimmerman

    My childhood friend lived on a farm so we had heard that it was impossible to break an egg by squeezing it. So we gave it a try and ended up covered in raw eggs. We stopped believing anything a brother told you.

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  367. Kim

    My playmates when I was young were my brothers and sister. We would play outside all day, only coming in for some peanut butter & jelly sandwiches on my Mothers homemade bread. When the neighborhood children would come out we would all gather and play hide and seek. I can remember hiding in the bushes by our house and being so scared! Summers seemed to last forever.

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  368. Dorothy Snow

    One of my favorite memories is taking an old quilt and the picnic basket to the top landing in the old Victorian home my parents rented for a pretend picnic with my brother and my Mom on one of those rainy west coast days or one of those days when we were recovering from the sniffles. We loved the idea of a housebound picnic and of course the basket had cookies and little sandwiches.
    It was enough to get us to stop arguing for a couple of hours.

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  369. Kathy h

    A happy memory for me is visiting my aunt and playing with the kids in her neighborhood. We didn’t have many children in my neighborhood so it was always so much fun to visit.

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  370. Joan Sabadash

    While you looked back on your life, I too looked back on mine. Thank you for giving me the oppprotunity to enjoy your childhood. And, thank you for the lovely fabric collection BLUE SKY. I can’t wait to see it in my closet.

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  371. Jean DiGiorgio

    Childhood memories: ice skating on the pond, getting a ride on the milk truck to our friends house down the block, running after the ice cream truck when we heard the bells, and playing bike tag until the street lights came on and we had to go home, fishing and playing in the woods. We never ran out of things to do, we even made our own carnival. Fun times!

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  372. Mariana

    One of my favorite things was roller skating with my friend. We put our skates and went on the trails in the park. it was our favorite summer vacation pastime. Great times!! 🙂

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  373. Sue Heisler

    Growing up, my siblings were my closest friends since we are all very close in age. One day our Mom told us not to ru. Through the sprinkler because we would get wet. Well, when she came out front to check on us, we were all running through the sprinkler – but our clothes were neatly folded on the front step. Four naked kids got a good talking to as you can imagine! But we sure had fun! Memories from the past are the best.

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  374. Carol Harriman

    I went to country one room school until
    4th grade. We girls had a great bunch of trees we used to climb and called our tree house. Jumping out of the swing when it was really high was fun too.

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  375. Cindy McCord

    I’ve known my best friend for 53 years. My fondest memories growing up are playing with our Barbies and paper dolls!! Life was so simple then!!!!

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  376. Linda Smith

    One of my best memories is of when I and my cousin (who was my best friend) went to the beach. We squeezed so much fun into those five days . We could beach comb for shells or starfish or what ever for hours, we would just walk along the shoreline singing songs, we waded in the waves, and ate a lot of seafood. Oh for those carefree days again!

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  377. Connie Leydig

    I have a lot of fun childhood memories, I used to sell newspapers on Saturday morning and one Saturday it was icy and I had to crawl up the hill to deliver the papers, but hey the newspapers had to get out.

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  378. Mary Ann McClure

    A long time ago we used to go sledding in the cemetery. I can see us flying down the hill trying not to hit the fence post. We hit one day and my friend broke her leg. The cemetery was than “OFF” limits. But we did have fun!

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  379. Karen Teliszczak

    One of my favorite memories was playing with all the kids on our block (there were 13 to 17 of us at any one time! We would ice skate or sled in the winter, play ball or go the park which was only a half a block from our houses, in the summer. We had a great time! Yep we had our differences, but in the end, we all got along. Our neighbors were like family.

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  380. Linda Shafer

    On summer nights, the kids in my block played hide and seek after supper. The big elm tree in our front yard was “base” and the whole block was in bounds. We played until almost bedtime. I lived in a small town in Southeast Kansas in the 1950s. Our parents didn’t worry about kids being outside without adult supervision then.

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  381. Janice Pound

    One of my “fun” memories from my childhood is playing with my cousins outside in the grove of trees at my Grandparents’ farm. It was a magical place, which in our imaginations became many different scenes, depending on our interests at the moment – a farmyard, a scene from a cowboy movie, a castle….

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  382. Julie Holahan

    My favorite memory when I was young was at the neighborhood pool from opening until closing. Spending all day swimming and loving the water and playing with friends.

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  383. Lyn

    My memories are of when I was about 4 or 5 years old. My brothers and a couple of boys who lived nearby were part of a little group. They used to meet at one of the boy’s houses before they set off on their ‘adventures’ and his mother had made special t-shirts for them to wear as part of the little group. I remember he had a chemistry set in a little shed out the back..fascinating for me..anyway I was the only girl in the neighbourhood and I was allowed to tag along on their adventures and the boy’s mum made a t-shirt for me as well so I felt I was a part of the group..oh how easy things were when we were young!! Thank you for the walk down memory lane..

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  384. Jan

    Loved to spend Sunday after church at my best friend’s farm, watching nature from the hay mow. I love working with small pieces to make small quilts.

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  385. Pat Bradley

    I like the idea of doing small projects and would love to see what you have done in your book.

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  386. Marie Eddins

    We lived on a farm somewhat removed from other kids so my sister was my best friend during our childhood. When it was too cold to play outside, we loved playing with our baby dolls and often dressed them in the clothes my Mother had taught us how to make by hand. I had a ‘toy’ sewing machine that could sew a little and loved using it. If we weren’t with the dolls, ‘our children’, we were off at work playing secretary. Such fun days. Thanks for the chance to win your book. These tiny quilts are perfect to decorate our homes with or for our grandchildren’s dolls!!

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  387. Janice Burns

    When I was very small, and dad was working on some wood project in the garage, I wanted to make something too. He gave me a square of wood and 4 “leg like” pieces to make a stool, together with a hammer and nails. I worked away for ages, and when I finished, called dad over to watch me sit on it. The four legs went in four different directions!! Another day my friend and I discovered, at the end of our back lane, a discarded old corrugated iron water tank, with no top and bottom, just the rolled tank. My friend got inside it and “walked” it back down the lane to our place. I climbed on top, and tried to walk around there too, but took a nose dive. Poor dad then had to get inside the tank and “walk” it back to where we found it, not something in his itinerary for the day.

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  388. Cindy Shepherd

    I love all your patterns. This book brings back loving memories. I’d love nothing more than to win a copy. Edyta, we love you in Stevensville Michigan.

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  389. Saudia Petersen

    One of my fondest memories is we would catch June bugs and tie twine to them and fly them around. At the end of the night we would have to cut the twine as my cousin would cry if we didn’t. .

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  390. Karen McMahon

    I loved playing outdoors with my friends. We had a pool growing up and I loved having lots of neighbors and friends to swim and play games with.

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  391. Brenda Wyatt

    My most fun memory with my friend is playing beauty parlor in my mother’s shop. We would do each other’s hair, make a mess, mother would run us out and we would run off! Great memories! I would live to add this book to my library! Thanks for the chance.

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  392. Patty

    Lots of children in my neighborhood when I was a child. Remember well playing tag, hide and seek, and softball with those little boys and girls way back then. Brought back so many good memories.

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  393. Avis Powers

    I have SO many fun memories of my childhood, it’s hard to choose which one is the BEST! Between the parades that my 2 brothers and my best friend from across the street put on, the ice skating, the raising of monarch butterflies, sliding up “on the hill”, walking through the woods to the old abandoned stone chimney way out in the middle of nowhere…… I just treasure all of them.

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  394. Marsha Bradford

    One of my favorite things to do in the summer was go swimming. My favorite memory was packing a picnic basket and a cooler full of drinks in our truck and riding to the river with my siblings. We all rode in the back of the truck and it was a really long way to the place we liked to swim. It was summer and very hot here in the south, but riding in the back of the truck was cool. We always had so much fun in the park by the river. We could swing, slide and swim until we were too exhausted to move! Then we would pack up the truck and make the trek home. Those were some fun times!

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  395. Nancy

    After I was ten years old, my family moved out of town to a rural area. My there were some gorgeous trees to climb. My friend Karen and I could see for miles and talk to cars passing by without anyone knowing where the voices were coming from:) The scraped knees, slivers, and bumps were worth these playful times!

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  396. Janice King

    I remember playing with my brothers and friends in a little woods behind our house. We lived on a farm and every day was an adventure. From swinging on vines like Tarzan to jumping rocks were always fun entertainment. Lovely memories. Thanks for bringing them to mind.

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  397. Diane Ruby

    My favorite childhood memory is riding my bike to our local library with my sister and our neighborhood girlfriends. We were all avid readers and couldn’t wait to get back home, sit under one of the big trees in our neighborhood, and dig into our latest book. Also, we would ride to the dime store, pick out a pair of pillowcases to embroider, buy a selection of embroidery floss, ride back to one of the trees, and embroider. Ran across some of those in my mom’s stuff recently — I did a pretty good job! Good times!

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  398. Ellie. Shirk

    My fondest memories from my childhood is when my friends andI would play barbies on the front porch. We would play for hours .

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  399. LISA GARBER

    Hmm…well my most fun moment was at a Christian summer camp called “young Life”. Its was ALOT of fun and you really became very close to everyone. We even went white water rafting and had participated in a kinda camp triathlon where we all worked togeterher. It really was such a great camp experiance with my friends and become closer to God.

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  400. Julie Young

    I never had a lot of friends to play with, but I have fond memories of playing with my Nanny (grandmother)! I’m just like her. I can’t not be making something. She showed me how to sew Barbie clothes using all the cool attachments for her sewing machine and even gave me her Singer treadle machine as a young bride. She paid for that machine, as a young bride by killing moles in the orange groves where her husband was the foreman. She needed that machine to make clothes for her first child, my aunt.

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  401. Pat Schmitt

    My favorite childhood memory is having tea parties with my girlfriend with our tiny tea set.

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  402. Jane Sanders

    I think making a little quilt might be a motivator – get a little quilt done, get a bigger one done.

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  403. Cindy

    My youngest memories are playing with cousins. Our families had Sunday dinners together and the cousins were always together and we were always outside. Sadly we are now far and wide and rarely see one another

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  404. SandyO

    I always loved going to my Grandma house because I could roller skate there,where I lived we did not have any sidewalks. There was a lot of friends I had there to, to join in the fun with me.

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  405. Julie Sander

    Some of my favorite childhood memories are with my sister, brother & my cousin. We used to go to the company pool to swim a lot in the summer, but my mother was afraid of thunderstorms. I would always look at the trees around the pool, & if they were blowing hard enough where you could see the underside of the leaves on the trees, I knew my mother was going to take us home. Those backs of the leaves were always my signal that the day’s fun was going to be cut short, but we did have wonderful times!

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  406. Sheila Haddad

    What sweet photos and even sweeter quilts. Takes me back…I too have a “little chair!”

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  407. Shelley

    My most fun and thrilling memory was making a run for grandma’s house during a thunder storm with my cousin. We were chased by a very loud clap of thunder!

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  408. Joyce Triezenberg

    My favorite memory from my childhood is swinging on huge grapevines in the woods with my brothers!

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  409. Robyn Brown

    My sister was my best friend. When we would visit my great aunt and great grandmother they would take us to buy toys at Elmores, a local department store. We’d load the toys in a little red wagon and I’d get in. Then my sister would pull me around their neighborhood. It was an old neighborhood with sidewalks bowed by tree roots. We sometimes struggled to get over parts of the sidewalk. Everyone there knew my great grandparents and would come speak to us as we went by.

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  410. Sue marshall

    My most fun memory with my childhood friends is playing dress up on the front porch. All of the mom’s in the neighborhood had donated old left over long gowns, and hats and long white gloves and of course left over teacups and and saucers. All the girls in the neighborhood would dress to the nines, and have high tea!
    It was the greatest fun ever! A memory that I will always cherish!

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  411. Carol C

    One of my favourite memories was playing with my little friend from next door when we both had mumps. We weren’t feeling sick or even uncomfortable and I can still remember the puzzles we put together that morning. Liz was just a year younger than me and her family and mine were neighbours for 49 years. A not-so-fun memory was playing in her mom’s cedar chest when we were very young and her older sister closed the lid. Fortunately her mom rescued us in time.

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  412. Donna Riederer

    My friend and I would take turns staying over at each others house. We would catch lightning bugs after dark, and then lay on a blanket and watch for falling stars.

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  413. Janice

    It was many years ago (60) when my bff and I made sun baked mud pies in our backyard on a little wooden table my daddy made.

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  414. Diane Oakes

    My best childhood memories are fun times with my cousins. The book looks awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  415. Cynthia Sarcione

    Love the scrap quilts. fun to mix colors. I am just finishing one of your table runner quilts. It is a good learning for me. Love it so far!

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  416. Christi T.

    One of my fun memories was playing out in the puddles after a huge South Louisiana rainstorm with my best friend.

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  417. Carol Brennan

    We had a swing set, slide, and jungle gym in our backyard. I was one of 8 kids, so there was always someone to play with! Especially loved swinging as hight as possible on those swings!

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  418. Kathy Clement

    I lived in a very Catholic neighborhood. Three houses in a row housed 25 children. These were three bedroom homes. My best friend was the oldest of 10 children. They actually had a full sized merry-go-round in their small back yard. We had so much fun and there was never a shortage of people to play with. Carol and I have been best of friends for 62 years now.

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  419. Dorothy Fry

    My find, Rosie and I would spend hours together playing with our Ginny dolls. We shared a love for Nancy Drew mysteries . We borrowed books from each other.

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  420. Moira

    I have fond memories of the times I spent in Bluebirds and then Campfire Girls with my friends from elementary through high school. The book and pics look great. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  421. Colleen

    My favorite childhood memory is playing Barbie dolls next door at my friend’s house in the screened in garage. We had our houses all set up and her dad was able to get the best faux fur ‘carpets’ from his job, so our Barbies were stylin! Spent a lot of hours keeping cool and having fun :o)

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  422. Cheryl Code

    When I was young, my girlfriend and I would wrap ourselves in her mothers old lacy curtains and we would pretend we were brides. How special they made us feel on those warm summer afternoons!
    I’ve seen this book and I’d love to win it.
    I’ve more than a few handfuls of scraps!

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  423. Barbara Williams

    Riding bikes around the neighborhood and hide and seek after dark are my favorite childhood memories. Also enjoyed paper dolls when I wasn’t outside with neighbor kids.

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  424. Celia

    I just adore your work. ♡ Most of my childhood was spent being the butt of girls’ jokes, so I spent my time with my awesome brothers. ♡ We did a lot together — climbing trees, hide and seek, cowboys and indians, hunting for worms after heavy rains. They were my best friends — and tho one of us is now missing, we are still best friends in heart. ♡

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  425. Barbara Yoder

    I remember playing with my friends using the hosta plants as doll beds and bridal wreath flowers for bouquets and tiaras. We liked skating around the blocks with our clamp-on roller skates and playing red rover red rover until after dark when our parents would tell us we had to come home and stop for the night.

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  426. Janet

    When I was a kid I loved to ride my bike all over town with my brother. The freedom of it still exhilarates me – no worries, no cares, the wind in my hair. My brother and I would bike through this pedestrian tunnel that ran under the railway tracks and holler and shout because the echo was fantastic in that tunnel. I still like to ride my bike and I’m still good friends with my brother :0)

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  427. Karen Brennan

    Our neighborhood was full of children. Our parents would set up the sprinklers in the front yards and we would run through them laughing. Maybe that is why I enjoy being out in the rain. I have a lot of umbrellas but have never used them.

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  428. Alexia Marie

    I grew up in Guam and Hawaii when there were no other Western families!(means only natives, who were told by their families to not play with us) So, my little sister and I were each other’s “friend.” We caught huge butterflies on Hawaii, and made mudpies while on Guam (when the brother had not put me up on the fire-hydrant, with a large iguana tied below!). My sister was so good and enthusiastic at making mudpies, that I later wrote a poem about her, entitled “100 Mudpies.”

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  429. Irene Jones

    My favorite memory was playing in the woods. We use to bend young samplings down and ride then like horses. We loved to play flash light tag in the evenings. I was fortunate to live in a neighborhood full of other children.

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  430. Donna Deet

    Going roller skating on the sidewalks of our town with my friends….the kind of skates that clamped on your shoes. So fun and a feeling of freedom….

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  431. Pauline Simpson

    My favourite memory is with my two cousin’s playing with our dolls and the little blankets our Grandmother with bring us from England when she came to visit us in Canada.

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  432. Cynthia Mitro-Richardson

    Smaller quilts are easier to display & to finish! They add such charm & warmth to any room or vingette, that they’re displayed. So glad you published this book for us quilters!

    Charmed by small,
    Cynthia

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  433. Shari Flinn

    I remember “sledding” down the hill in our backyard on cardboard boxes. Catching fireflies and playing jacks.

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  434. Brenda Julovich

    It makes me smile to think about dressing and “playing Barbies” with my friend Heidi. Making clothes for the dolls were my first sewing projects!

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  435. Julee Prose

    my friend and I have been close ever since 1st grade and we are now in our sixties….
    we had many sleepovers..my Mom always hated for her to come to my house as I have 3 brothers and they would pick on her and make her cry, and Mom had to make them stop…she didn’t have any brothers.

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  436. JanetD

    One weekend I spent with a friend and her family is very memorable. We were going camping but got rained out. Once back at their home we spent hours playing in the puddles and the water running down the street.

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  437. Jackie

    Beautiful mini quilts! One of my favorite childhood memories is playing with my cousin. She was my best friend growing up.

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  438. Kathleen

    My favorite memory is walking the half mile or so to her house and then walking through the fields around her home and talking. Sometime she would come to my home and we’d do the same thing there, rain or shine.

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  439. Melissa Wehrle

    Talking in school with my best friend and getting in trouble. For some reason, I thought the teacher couldn’t see us.

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  440. Sally Johnson

    My best childhood memory of my friend Linda is being in the Junior Choir at our church. I remember for Mother’s Day singing the song “Mother teach me how to pray”. I remember a Mother-Daughter banquet with our Mom’s and sisters. We still continue to be lifelong friends and although we are now 4 hours apart we still keep connected talking about and sharing what we are working on. The times we get together to sew are still some of the most precious.

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  441. Roxie

    As I looked at your photos and read your text, I immediately thought back to my childhood on our farm. Living on the farm meant our best friends were our siblings. I remember using our metal Easter pails to hold the chicken feed. My sister and I would sprinkle the feed on the ground in different designs and patterns. It was so much fun to see the chickens with their tails in the air eating the feed. We would do squiggly lines and circles. Once a bag of feed was gone, my mom used the sack to sew us dresses. I still have one of my feedback dresses from back in the day.

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  442. Meredith

    I don’t necessarily have one big memory, but there are so many smaller ones: tomato fights over the fence with our next door neighbors, riding our bikes down the street together (my bike had high handlebars and a banana seat!), racing to get the best seats on the school bus where we could bounce the highest when the bus sped over a bump in the road, a whole slew of us getting sunburned at the water slide park during my best friend’s birthday party. I guess the common thread in all of them is all the laughter and carefree feelings we all shared. The best part of childhood!

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  443. Maria Zook

    A favorite childhood memory is being allowed to stay outside in the dark in the summertime playing a version of hide and seek with the neighborhood children of all ages. We called the game “Kick the Can”. I still communicate with one of those childhood friends.

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  444. Sandra Townley

    I remember making a bicycle out of spare parts with my best friend. My family was too poor to buy one for me but we managed to get a wheel here, a chain there and a frame from elsewhere, until one day it was completed. We had so much fun on our ‘Frankinstein’ bike.

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  445. Jan Parker

    When I was around four years old, my favorite cousin, Marcy, was at my house and we were playing outside by a swing set. My mom took our picture while we were playing. When we were both in our 40’s, we were looking through some pictures in our albums and Marcy yelled out “that picture was taken the day that you ate the beetle!” I couldn’t disagree because I have no recollection of the whole affair! I guess it wasn’t a very memorable beetle. Funny what we remember, isn’t it?

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  446. Julie Weller

    My most fun memories include playing kick the can as a very young kid. Later years had me riding to the library w a friend to get lots of books each week. I even taught myself how to sew by machine from a book around fourth grade! I grew up in junk yards and played there a lot as well. I’d also hang out w one of the employees who was a good guy (he does not quilt. lol!). In high school, I’d ride horses on the dirt country roads with my friends and go to horse shows.

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  447. Anne McDonnell

    My friends and I, we loved an old wild apple tree in the fields behind our houses. We each had a favourite branch and I that was our spot
    We chatted and munched away many hours there.

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  448. Debbie rhodes

    My sister 2 years younger and I grew up as best friends. We played with our dolls and there was a vacant lot we took our wagon too and played thatbitvwas a covered wagon and we were crossing the country.

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  449. Kaye

    The first memory that comes to mind, is throwing myself a “surprise birthday party” ! Mom and Dad were the ones really surprised. I brought at least four friends home on the bus with me after school. We lived on a farm- I had seven brothers and sisters. My parents knew all of the girls that I brought home– I’m sure a few phone calls were made. It was never a problem. I remember having corn on the cob for supper and Mom had made an Angel Food cake! What a special birthday it was!

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  450. Susan Smith

    One of my favorite memories of my childhood was when all the neighborhood children would come to our yard in the summer and play freeze tag, red light/green light, mother may I, and dodge ball. Lots of fun! And we always had Kool-Aid to drink!

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  451. Denise R

    My fondest childhood memory is after a rainstorm, my friends and I would go down to the pond that formed, and fill my doll carriage up with toads. We used my baby sisters’ carriage net to keep the toads in my carriage. We would take them for a “walk” and then release them back in the pond.

    I was 6 years old.

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  452. Lou

    One of my fondest memories is from a cold snowy day going up to the hill with my best friend, Claire. We were about 8 years old and neither of our families were wealthy. She didn’t have a sledge, and nor did I, but we’d watched all the other children whizzing down the snowy hill on their smart shop bought sledges. My lovely dad had made a sledge for us with wood , a washing line cord to hold onto. We trudged to the top pulling our unconventional craft along, attracting curious glances. We ran, jumped on and zipped down this hill so fast. It was such an exhilarating feeling being able to join in and feeling proud as other children asked to try our sledge. That was one day where we had just so much fun, forgetting everything and sharing a cold day, a homemade sledge and a moment in time we now both recall with fondness. Simple times, thanks for making me remember

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  453. Carol Yedlick

    My childhood friend Nancy and I would play for hours in a tiny little kids swimming pool. It was very small but the two of us fit. And that’s all we cared about. We were having fun together. Thanks for bringing back old memories.

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  454. Audrey Davis

    Most of my childhood memories involve playing with my favorite cat. My sister & I along with our neighborhood friends would dress up their favorite in our baby doll clothes & then push them around in the doll carriage. I don’t know how those cats put up with us but I guess they loved us as much as we loved them!

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  455. Sonya Mullis

    I think my fondest memories with childhood friends are of the times when it snowed. I grew up in Arkansas, and it didn’t snow very often. Spending all day playing in the snow was absolutely magical!

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  456. Vicky Graham

    As a child I loved going to the hayloft in the barn to see the kitties. My cousins and I would climb up the hay, find a kitten, and play with it like it was a doll. So much fun for little girls.

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  457. Cheryl Randleman

    It seems like when I try to think of fun memories most of what comes to mind are the dangerous ones!! My friend and I used to ride bikes like crazy people and we’d fly down a hill near her house – at least until we wiped out badly and I knocked myself out for a few minutes one time! Love the quilts in this book — I do have a lot of scraps that would make wonderful small projects. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  458. Milli Williams

    One of my favorite childhood memories is when my grandpa made me paper boats which I would float in the rain barrel. We weren’t supposed to play in the rainwater but Grandpa didn’t care.

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  459. Becky Marzano

    Well there was this one neighborhood boy I liked and I told him I’d beat him up if he didn’t sit with me on the school bus. I should probably make a little scrap apology quilt for him.

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  460. Savitri Palani

    I remember having a sewing circle with my neighbor girl friends. We spread out a quilt and sat on the lawn in the summer working on various projects.

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  461. Cindy

    I loved to play with and collect paper dolls. I would use my allowance to buy them. My grandmother gave me a little pair of fold up embroidery scissors and I would use them to cut my dolls out.

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  462. Dotti Wahlers

    I had a friend named Shannon and we each had a shoebox where we kept our Ginny Doll and the clothes we thought we were making for her adventures. We were always looking for scraps, sequins or anything to dream up a new outfit.

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  463. Carol Ann Markham

    I am an only child so my cousins and my friends were very important to me growing up. My first memories which continued for a number of years was always visiting my cousins in Ireland for the summer and having the freedom to run about in a group in a small country town where everyone knew you.

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  464. Tamara Williams

    I have a family memory. I was about 6, at a cousins birthday party on the farm. Lots of cousins there for the afternoon. The big kids ran to the pasture to play in the creek without me. I ran the other way around the barn, right into the electric fence which knocked me flat. All my uncles came running to get me. Good for a cousins laugh now that I’m 60!

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  465. Sharon Ernst

    I have a sister 2 years older than me. We used to play with our dolls on a blanket under the shade of a weeping willow tree. We would dress and re-dress those dolls for hours! The tree was in our backyard, so mom could keep a close eye on us & get housework done at the same time. Our dolls were very precious to us!

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  466. Bonnie Larson

    A find memory was jumping into the creek as soon as the ice was off on the first warm day of spring with my best friends. Talk about “brain freeze!!” Lol. It was a lots of fun, but we never lasted too long before we werew blue with cold. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  467. Gail

    I remember when I was 8 making mud pies in the front yard of the house we just moved into when a girl my age came over and asked what I was doing, I let her know and asked her to join. That was 34 years ago. She is my best friend. Now we have our own children and we love making things out of fabric nowadays.

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    1. Kathleen

      I enjoyed fishing in the creek with my brothers, I don’t remember catching anything but the cool water felt good on our bare feet.

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    2. Margaret Fritz

      At six years old I was already devoted to dolls. Using any scraps or available coverings to swaddle and comfort my dolls. One summer when returning home from a family vacation there was a bad odor coming from the doll buggy. Evidently I had filled the doll’s bottle with real milk and of course with the hot temperature of summer the milk was spoiled. My parents made it very clear NOT TO DO THAT EVER AGAIN! How can you go away and not make sure your doll has something to drink?! Dolls are still part of my life to share with my grandchildren, including some of my own dolls with the small coverings I used for them as a child.

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      1. Fronie Lush

        Love all your patterns. Don’t own any of your books and can’t find them in the stores in newfoundland Canada… my favourite memory as a child was playing with dolls and playing jump rope with my friends..

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        1. Kim Young

          Love your fabrics and patterns! Favorite memory as a child is going out for a ride on my pony and being gone for the whole day. Nobody worried back in those days,

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          1. Leigh Ann Prange

            Well, my friend Mary & I were 3. We decided to create a swimming pool by filling the 2nd floor tub & closing the door!! We stood in the tub & watched the water over flow. Only thing was it went through the floor, the ceiling, the next floor & ceiling clear to he basement!! Thank God we knew a great Plummer and handyman!! My Dad!! My friend Mary has passed away but I still have great memories!!

          2. janet

            so many memories of a wonderful time….riding our bikes all day long, playing with our barbies…making clothes for our barbies…watching “dark shadows” at 4pm …never miss an episode of that 🙂 … sharing secrets….playing the board game sorry….exploring the neighborhood…sleepovers….thanks for the trip down memory lane and the generous give-a-way…..