Time to GIVEAWAY a Quilt Top!

My Own Quilts | July 2, 2015 | By

I’ve been given such lovely linens this week that I decided it’s time to purge a bit myself! I have been a quilt top collector since I started longarmming. I bought gobs of them my first year of quilting, thinking I would use them for practice. I didn’t get through too many and then my friends starting bringing their quilts “for practice”. Before I knew it, I had a closet full of quilt tops and no time to quilt my own! My quilt closet won’t fit another top, so a giveaway sounds like a great way to pay it forward.


I was also looking for some red, white and blue, but blue and white will have to do! This is a bow tie quilt I got on Ebay from a seller in Ohio. It is machine stitched. I’m guessing 70’s/80’s fabrics. When I bought it I know I just liked the colors. The size is 88″ x 69″.






Remember, it’s a quilt top and NOT quilted. It’s folded and ready for mailing to one random winner I’ll choose Monday morning, so leave me a comment and tell me your favorite 4th of July food. I’ll ship anywhere, so international readers are welcome! Have a fabulous weekend!



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    Sonya. Yager
    July 2, 2015

    My favorite food for the 4th is vanilla ice cream topped with blueberries and a cherry.

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      Gail Segreto
      July 3, 2015

      My favorite 4th of July food is watermelon ! and Rootbeer floats too. Love the bow tie top!!!

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      Sherrie Wohlgemuth
      July 3, 2015

      my facorite food fir the 4th has to be watermelon. I know it is simple. I like the simplicity of the blue and white bow tie. It is timeless.

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      July 4, 2015

      My favorite 4th of July food is grandma Browns baked beans casserole..yummy

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      Lynnea F
      July 4, 2015

      My favorite food would have to be a burger cooked by my Dad worth my Mom’s refrigerator pickles. Family food…with family!

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      Cheri Pickett
      July 4, 2015

      Homemade hotdog sauce for hot dogs or brats. Yummy!!!

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      debbie wright
      July 5, 2015

      Johnsonville Brats. πŸ™‚

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      sirretta Hornyak
      July 5, 2015

      I,d love to win your quilt top,…..I have 3 quilts going now, I do all my tops by hand,….I wish I had a long arm,but,….it,s good therapy…..I have a babylock embordery machine, I love to sew,…please pick me, lol,

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      July 5, 2015

      Anything on the grill meat and vegetables. I just this weekend gave my grill to my daughter and her husband. .. maybe they will invite me over!

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      georjah juhlin
      July 5, 2015

      Any kind of salad and hotdogs

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      July 5, 2015

      Lovely quilt. Reminds me of a simple summer days.

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      Cindy Shope
      July 5, 2015

      My favorite food is anything that I am enjoying with family and friends.

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      Jackie Adams
      July 5, 2015

      I have always been in awe of the quilters who have extra quilt tops. Lol. I have yet to keep one of mine for our own bed. My husband laughs because we have to separate covers on our bed his is fleece, which I made for him and mine is a crib/lap size. Bits like the cobblers children have no shoes! Beautiful top and I think that is the bow tie?

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      SUE lee
      July 5, 2015

      Family, hamburgers, hotdogs with all the side dishes and the deserts! Men playing cards, women setting around the quilt frame and all the children playing games, running in the warm sunshine. Wonderful memories of my childhood on a warm summer day. What a great country we live in.

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    Sandra D in Joliet
    July 2, 2015

    If I can find a RIPE watermelon it is my favorite fruit anytime of year. With this wickedly wild weather we’ve been having I don’t know if I’ll find one, but I’ll be searching.

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    Iris Jasperson
    July 2, 2015

    everything you do is awesome! I may have some linens to send your way!

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    July 2, 2015

    Watermelon…..ice cold watermelon…with ribs and all the fixings! πŸ™‚

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    Mary Fisher
    July 2, 2015

    Homemade ice cream! and watermelon! and cake! and pie!

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    sharon h
    July 2, 2015

    Strawberry short cake (homemade, of course, with some vanilla ice cream….yum.

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    Linda Keeth
    July 2, 2015

    I in general love almost all food. I would say my favorite food for 4th of July would be a nice juicy burger cooked on a charcoal grill.

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    Laura Deaver
    July 2, 2015

    Watermelon. Or baked beans. Or potato salad. So many yummy things to eat!

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    July 2, 2015

    Pie. That’s it. Pie. Can”t believe you had to ask. πŸ™‚

    I neeeeed to win this top, Kelly! I neeed it!!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

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    Gail Yaple
    July 2, 2015

    This reminds me of the quilt tops my grandmother used to make. Sh e loved the bow tie pattern! Miss her and her quilts!

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    V Sanders
    July 2, 2015

    Baked macaroni and cheese. Or deviled eggs. Or vanilla ice cream with hot rhubarb/strawberry topping. Or watermelon. ………

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    Mary Pruitt
    July 2, 2015

    Hope you have a blessed weekend.

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    Dolly Mann
    July 2, 2015

    It wouldn’t be the 4th of July without a good old fashioned, all American ” Hot Dog!” Can’t wait!!!

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    July 2, 2015

    My favorite food would be Watermelon margaritas, with friends and family sitting around a pool on a beautiful sunny day.

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    Terry Forlin
    July 2, 2015

    I love a BarBQ with steaks and shish kabobs with all kinds of veggies. It’s too hot to cook inside!

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    Kim Sawatzky
    July 3, 2015

    Homemade ice cream — our special treat! Almost as exciting to wait for as much as Santa!

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    Jan Lichy
    July 3, 2015

    My favorite food is anything chocolate.. Dark chocolate. Smooth and luscious….mmm…

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    Cathy Hayes
    July 3, 2015

    Kelly, You have a lovely little top here which would be made exquisite if you would do the quilting! I could never quilt it anything like you could! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    andrea ashwell
    July 3, 2015

    Chocolate brownies fill the gap nicely.

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    July 3, 2015

    I’m north of the border, so our celebration is July 1st. It’s a day that my hubby cooks, so whatever he makes takes great! This year, he barbecued steaks, had sweet potato fries and salad. Delicious.

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    July 3, 2015

    Love the blue quilt top. What a perfect 4th of July quilt, it would look great under the summer favorite – watermelon:)

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    July 3, 2015

    Blue and white are my favorites! What a wonderful giveaway! My favorite 4th of July food…homemade ice cream…preferably peach!

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    Trish Duffy
    July 3, 2015

    Anything summery, especially ice cream and strawberries,

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    Sandra B
    July 3, 2015

    It is hard to pick just one favorite 4th of July food….so I will have to pick two!! Love homemade potato salad, and also lemon icebox pie, and also chocolate chip brownies. Oh, that’s three things…what can I say? I love everything related to an old fashioned 4th of July celebration!!
    Love the blue and white quilt, and I especially like bow tie quilts! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    July 3, 2015

    I love ribs! One of my favorite things. What a fun give away, love the blue and white.
    Thanks for the chance.

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      Sheryl verts
      July 5, 2015

      Love the Bow tie pattern, always wanted to make one. Repaired one that belonged to my Mother in Law from the thirties. Love it. Happy 4th to you Kelly.

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    July 3, 2015

    Would love you have your quilt for my charity! My favorite 4th of July food has to be watermelon. Either that or nice ripe tomatoes sliced up with salt.

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    Lynn James
    July 3, 2015

    corn on the cob, butter dripping off my chin……that’s 4th of July to me!

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    July 3, 2015

    I recently purchased a longarm machine and have been following your blog and enjoying your wonderful work! Hope you will keep sharing and I am excited to see the rest of the quilt to be published in 2016! Puffy pancakes with peaches and blueberries with all the children back in the house for the Holiday weekend! Have a great 4th!

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    Debbie M.
    July 3, 2015

    I love blue and white πŸ™‚ My favorite 4th of July food is bbq ribs.

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    Jo Passenheim
    July 3, 2015

    My favorite 4th of July food is smoked briscut.

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    Valerie Lawler
    July 3, 2015

    My favorite 4th of July food is potato salad!

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    July 3, 2015

    Kelly, this,is,very generous of you. I love finishing things. I actually rescue unquilted tops, feeling as if someone, perhaps in heavens above, is thanking me for finishing their work. So,I,would be honored to,win this top and finish it as it deserves. My favorite 4th of July food is watermelon or homemade ice cream.

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    Angie Grantman
    July 3, 2015

    My favorite fourth food is whatever is made and shared with family and friends.

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    Penny G
    July 3, 2015

    The only food I really associate with the 4th is barbecue chicken because when I was young that is what my dad fixed.

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    Marsha Cline
    July 3, 2015

    My favorite food is watermelon on the fourth and every day that fresh watermelon is available.

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    Christianna Wheeler
    July 3, 2015

    I LOVE THIS.. Thank you for the opportunity to possibly own it. I never have had a bowtie quilt and this one looks so summery.

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    July 4, 2015

    Corn on the cob makes my mouth water on the 4th! Of course watermelon, homemade peach ice cream and baby back ribs are also great too… Love your flimsy! Have a great 4th of July with your family.

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    July 4, 2015

    POTATO salad, always love home made… I don’t eat it too often. but I love it.

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    Carolyn P
    July 4, 2015

    Being I’m originally from upstate NY I would have to say a white hot!

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    July 4, 2015

    Love it! Would be a welcome addition to any collection!

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    Lynn D in NC
    July 4, 2015

    My favorite 4th food is a burger from a charcoal grill, with cheese, lettuce, tomato, teeny bit of onion, and dill pickles. Yummy. Thanks for the chance to win your flimsy.

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    Diana smith
    July 4, 2015

    My favorite 4th of July food would be BBQ with family and all the trimmings. Hope you have a wonderful 4th! Love the quilt, love your work.

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    July 4, 2015

    It used to be ny homemade, fresh blackberry cobbler but the season is much earlier here in Texas. My current favorite would be potato salad. 5 lbs being prepped now!.

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    Amy Van Gurp
    July 4, 2015

    πŸ™‚ Favorite food for this time of the year would have to be a vanilla ice cream in a cone. If it were a drink, probably a beer after mowing the lawn.

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    Sherry loftis
    July 4, 2015

    My favorite is blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream!

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    Linda Tonnies
    July 4, 2015

    My favorite fourth of July food is corn on the cob.

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    Peggy Graves
    July 4, 2015

    Grilled hamburgers– then hot apple pie with vanilla ice cream!, yum!!

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    July 4, 2015

    Ribs baby
    Love blue & white ! Will practice quilting & donate to QOV..

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    Henrietta Mulder
    July 4, 2015

    If you are with the likes of Amy Van Gurp, you must also make beautiful quilts.. She does very nice work as well. Love this quilt!

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    Lori Calvin
    July 4, 2015

    Beautiful!! How I would love to be the winner!

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    Barbara Tinder
    July 4, 2015

    Hi Kelly. I have 2 foods for you. The first is my favorite 4th of July food of hotdogs on the grill. Hotdogs are all American to me for family/friend gathering. My second is food for thought. This lovely bow tie top would make an awesome gift for a attention of a Nursing home. Enjoy gifting the forgotten, lonely men and women that are housed for elder care. Thank you for paying it forward Kelly.

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    Shannon Young
    July 4, 2015

    Ice cream sundae with sparklers stuck in it!! I’d love to win your quilt top. Our LQS rents their Gammil long arm by the hour. I could quilt it there, bind it red, & donate it as a Valor quilt.

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    Teresa L Boi
    July 4, 2015

    My favorite 4th of July food is corn on the cob, watermelon, apple pie with vanilla ice cream, bbq chicken, jalapeno peppers stuffed with cream cheese wrapped in bacon and grilled….I love summer food…..

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    July 4, 2015

    A GRILLED hot dog! We usually do not have GRILLED hot dogs for regular meals so when it’s party time and there are grilled hot dogs, I chose GRILLED hot dogs every time. If there are poppyseed buns, count me in for 2 hot dogs! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    July 4, 2015

    Living in Georgia, my favorite July 4th food is fresh GA peaches (with a side of vanilla ice cream of course)! Love the 3-D bowtie quilt. Thank you for your generosity in providing a chance to win! Happy July 4th!

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    July 4, 2015

    While I lived in the US we went to a fish fry friends held every July 4th. Loved the fresh crappie, catfish and spoonbill. Now back in Canada and very involved with QOV, blue and white is a great QOV quilt up here!

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    phyllis manson
    July 4, 2015

    Hot dog off the grill!

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    Theresa powers
    July 4, 2015

    Love blue and white tops! Would love to win.

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    Trudy Wallace
    July 4, 2015

    Home made ice cream and hot dogs because I love watching the little one. Beautiful quilt top I would have fun quilting this top.

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    Ann McNew
    July 4, 2015

    Grandma’s potato salad. She’s be gone for 30 years, I still use her recipe and think of her. This would be perfect for Quilts of Valor! Eastern Missouri QofV still hand qiilts most of ours. We also have a few longarm quilters, like me, who like to help them get the quilting done.

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    Barb Hanley
    July 4, 2015

    Favotite. Food. July 4th. Food cooked on the grill and served on the deck at the shore with my family

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    Tracey Hindman
    July 4, 2015

    Watermelon and homemade vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup. Reminds me of summers at my grandparents!

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    Yessant Habetz
    July 4, 2015

    Favorite 4th July food is watermelon.

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    July 4, 2015

    This year my favorite 4th of July food is Red Velvet Poke Cake w/cream cheese frosting. Top off a delicious meal of Beer Brined Chicken on the grill. Wrapping this weekend in a nice holiday bow! Ir maybe dressing in a nice Bowtie!

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    Priscilla Selfridge
    July 4, 2015

    My favorite Fourth of July food is a cucumber, tomato and onion salad. This time of year all the fresh vegetables in the garden are in and it makes for a wonderful salad.

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    July 4, 2015

    My favorite 4th food is a brat topped with onions and mustard. Love the bow tie top!

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    July 4, 2015

    My favorite 4th of July food is either hamburgers or Rice Krispie treats! Thanks for an awesome giveaway.

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    Jacque Wright
    July 4, 2015

    I’m in Texas. It’s BBQ ribs for us on this special day! And I love this old bow tie top.

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    ~Kay Butler
    July 4, 2015

    I love strawberry/blueberry truffle! Yum! What a lovely quilt top!
    Fourth of July Blessings,

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    Sarah Evanko
    July 4, 2015

    Corn on the cob! It isn’t summer or the 4th of July without it!

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    July 4, 2015

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    Terry Richey
    July 4, 2015

    I love my hubby’s baby back ribs and my daddy’s homemade ice cream! Love your quilt top and what an awesome idea to “pay it forward” and give it a new home. Have a Happy 4th and thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    July 4, 2015

    Love it! My favorite 4th of July food? Homemade vanilla ice cream and a slice of Apple pie!

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    Barb in western PA
    July 4, 2015

    My favorite food for 4th of July is my mother’s potato salad. Love the bow tie quilt. Thanks for your sharing your quilts.

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    Susan Kelley
    July 4, 2015

    On the 4th we go to a barbecue and pin
    Cnic with friends. I love all the salads and watching the little kids eat watermelon. The qΓΊilt top is lovely.

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    Kelly McConahie
    July 4, 2015

    My favorite 4th of July food is watermelon. There is just something about it. πŸ™‚

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    Nancy Barlow
    July 5, 2015

    My favorite food for the 4th is potato salad and baked beans.

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    Marion Greene
    July 5, 2015

    My favorite would probably be ice cream.

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    Phil Lahrmer
    July 5, 2015

    I love the quilt top. My favorite food for the 4th is baked beans. Ours are so sweet we call them cookie beans.

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    Patricia Standefer
    July 5, 2015

    It’s a little old-hat, but we have to have potato salad. LOVE your work! BEAUTIFUL!

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    July 5, 2015

    America’s traditions…..Hamburgers, hotdogs and watermelon!

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    Becky Collis
    July 5, 2015

    My favorite is bbq chicken! My husband makes the best.

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    July 5, 2015

    Grilled hamburgers, potato salad, watermelon, and homemade ice cream. Beautiful quilt top!!

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    Robin Van Houtan
    July 5, 2015

    My favorite 4th of July food would be anything that comes off the grill – yum!

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    July 5, 2015

    There are β€œsew” many favorite foods I don’t think I can just pick one, but if I do I would have to say Pulled pork. I Just purchased a Millie Longarm last week and would love this to be my very first β€œreal” quilt to work on.

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    Sharon Bouchonville
    July 5, 2015

    My favorite July 4 food is watermelon! Beautiful quilt top!

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    Kellie mills
    July 5, 2015

    Watermelon and potato salad. I have finally gotten very close to my grandmothers recipe.

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    Kathy Cooper
    July 5, 2015

    Potato salad, don’t make it myself but love when friends do.

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    Tiffanee Noack
    July 5, 2015

    LOVE to make my Strawberry Icebox cake. So simple and so light and refreshing. And oh we always smoke a DRUNK CHICKEN..shove a opened beer inside a whole chicken and smoke it for a few hours…..now that will want to make you slap yo mama!! If I win I will Longarm the quilt and donate to a local Veteran!!

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    July 5, 2015

    We had a wonderful 4th!! We went camping and started it off with hot dogs. The next night Dutch oven chicken followed by bbq hamburgers on the 4th. It was yummy!

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    July 5, 2015

    my favorite food is ice cold watermelon. I love this quilt topper

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    July 5, 2015

    nothing like a burnt hot dog over an open fire with chili or saurkraut on the 4th. Thank you for sharing from your quilt top collection. I always stop to think amout the maker – who was she/he, what was her life like at the time, why did she/he choose to make the particukar quilt, etc.

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    Sharron Evans
    July 5, 2015

    What a kind person you are. A bowtie is on my bucket list and I know I would enjoy hand quilting it. TIA

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    July 5, 2015

    My favorite Fourth of July food is blueberry pie!

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    Janelle Merillat
    July 5, 2015

    My favorite food would be burgers and dogs on a charcoal grill! Love the quilt top! <3

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    Linda Frihart
    July 5, 2015

    My favorite food for July 4th is a juicy, grilled outdoors hamburger. Must be loaded with onions, tomato, dill pickles, lettuce (I’m different and it gets worse) topped with mayo and old fashioned yellow mustard. If I win, do I have to promised I’ll get it quilted this year? lol

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    July 5, 2015

    Baked beans….and we didn’t have them yesterday πŸ™

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    Anne Marie Grefsrud
    July 5, 2015

    I like spareribbs and grilled meat’s and vegetables. For dessert I like isecold watermelon. I really like this quilt top !!!

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    Helena Lyons
    July 5, 2015

    My faborite 4th July food is the deep dish Apple Pie I just learned how to bake using my Mother-in-law’s pie crust recipe.

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    Janie Steele
    July 5, 2015

    The maker took care to have the stripes all going the same direction.

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    Rhonda Desgranges
    July 5, 2015

    My favorite food is anything on the grill, and homemade ice cream.

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    Teresa Allison
    July 5, 2015

    My favorite is Berries and Cream Cake

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    Cheryl Robinson
    July 5, 2015

    s’mores by the fire! Your work is amazing!!

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    Jane S
    July 5, 2015

    My favorite July 4 food is my mother’s potato salad. I make it myself, too, but for some reason hers always tastes the best. I think it’s the love she puts in it! πŸ™‚

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    Gail Thompson
    July 19, 2015

    It has to be bbq ribs. πŸ™‚

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