Friday, December 30, 2011

Looking Ahead To 2012

Happy (almost) New Year All,

As we close the door on 2011 and reflect at the year that has passed, I'd like to give you a glimpse into what is ahead for 2012.

In January Lynn, Dave, and I will head to Ontario California for the Road To California Quilt Show which is January 19- 22. It's our first time visiting and we hope everyone will be able to come out and see us. Shabby Fabrics can be found in booths 1304 & 1306. I will also be participating in the Roundabout Friday, January 20th from 7:30 - 9:30 PM in the Empire Ballroom at the Doubletree Hotel (immediately adjacent to the Convention Center.). I will be demonstrating my appliqué technique since it has been so popular and well-received. Roundabout features a variety of quilt teachers and vendors giving mini-demonstrations while students rotate on an informal basis between the tables at 10 minute intervals. I hope everyone has a chance to make it to the show, we would love to see all of you there!

Of course we will be making our annual trip to Puyallup, Washington for SewExpo. Lynn, Dave and I will head over the west side of Washington for the Expo March 1st - 4th, and this time we're bringing Tiffany with us! Last year we had quite a few requests for cut yardage of our fabric, and this year we're going to be bringing some of our favorites along! I don't know how many and which collections we will be bringing, but yardage will be available for purchase at our booth. As soon as we have our booth assignments I will make sure to let everyone know where you can find us.

We will of course make the trip to Houston for International Quilt Festival again in the fall.

I will be working on more designs in the coming year and introducing new BOM programs as well. We're starting the year off right with a FREE Mystery BOM which everyone will get to view on January 7th!

I'd like to take a minute and thank you all for a wonderful year of patronage and loyalty. We strive very hard to maintain an exceptional level of customer service. We work to make sure every order is accurate and shipped as quickly as possible. We strive to make sure your block of the month fabric packets are neat and well organized. We work at providing excellent customer service with each email and phone call we receive.



So, here's the fun part! I would love some feedback from all of you regarding what you love about Shabby Fabrics. What is your favorite part of Shabby Fabrics? Is it our fabric selection, our fat quarter sets, our kits, our BOM programs, or is there something I'm missing? Please let me know what you love about Shabby Fabrics and I'll pick three responders who will each win a gift certificate for $20.12 to ring in the New Year!!! So, that means you've got 3 chance to win a gift certificate to Shabby Fabrics!!! Winners will be announced on January 3, 2012 so don't delay!

Thank you all once again and blessings to you always,

Jen

89 comments:

  1. I love the BOM programs. I've done several and I love the fabrics I've received to make my blocks.

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  2. I have done your BOM Programs and I have yards and yards of fabric from you store. lisaursino@msn.com

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  3. Since I first discovered you I have been in LOVE with your website. Your tastes in fabric/kits/patterns almost perfectly fits mine. Currently my favorite is the fun new stuff Jennifer is designing - beautiful!

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  4. I love your fabrics and the way the are so neatly packaged. I haven't done a BOM yet, but I plan on doing Blessings of Spring.
    Linda

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  5. I love the variety of fabrics available and how quickly they arrive!

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  6. I love the helpful answers to emailed questions and replacement fabrics if I miscut on a BOM (with an understanding and encouraging comment about how we all make "mistakes!"

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  7. Adoro seus kits que acompanho desde o Brasil.

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  8. Happy New Year to you Jen! I enjoy reading your blog, be it new fabrics, BOMs and guest designers. There's always something interesting to see.

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  9. I love your BOM programs. I have received two packages so far, but because of Christmas, haven't started them yet. I was very impressed with the quality of the fabrics and uniqueness of the patterns. I had a quick peek at the instructions...can't wait to start next week!

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  10. I like the ability to order just 1/2 yardage of sale fabrics. By being able to do this, I can get more variety. :-)

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  11. i like your online store, great service, and your blog!

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  12. I just started following your blog and really like what I see so far!

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  13. Hi. I love that I find fabrics here that I've not seen elsewhere. So soft and feminine! Thanks.

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  14. I love the quality of the kits and the gorgeous fabrics. I trust that anything I buy from you will be top notch. That means a lot.

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  15. I like your patterns/kits. I just love the soft/floral themes you see from here.

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  16. I'm a new follower and appreciate the way you feature fabrics so I can get a feel for all you have to offer. I love your choice of beautiful and feminine prints!

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  17. I absolutely love your patterns. I just purchased two of them and have never seen such beautiful patterns.

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  18. You always have such a fantastic selection of fabrics! I really love the free BOM patterns. Henrietta was great; can't wait for the 7th to see what's next!

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  19. I love the story of how God led you to start Shabby Fabrics, and I love your fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. I love your BOM and I am excited about the Mystery bom starting in January. Thanks for asking...it is this very thing that brings me back.

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  21. LOVE YOUR SHOP,YOUR SELECTIONS+SERVICE!
    ONLY WISH I COULD GIVE YOU MORE BUSINESS-MAYBE IN 2012! BLESSINGS,LINDA

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  22. Appreciate the info on your blog, the BOM, designers, patterns. Enjoy the fabrics offered and the collections. Thanks.

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  23. Love everything!!

    CSTAHL

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  24. Love your blog. Can't wait to see your new Mystery BOM on January 7th. All your BOM quilts are just Gorgeous!

    Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I love your Shabby Exclusives!

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  26. I love that y'all offer such a wonderful variety of BOMs and you put them together so well. I also really appreciate your outstanding customer service-- y'all are very quick and responsive and offer such a personal touch. Totally awesome!

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  27. I love the layout of your website. It is so easy to move around to better see all the lovely fabrics.

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  28. It's fantastic that your company is run by you and your husband. I love all the quilt kits!!!

    I am eager to see the new BOM in January. Thanks for sharing it!

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  29. You really merchandize your full line on your blog so well. Everything is so pleasing to look at and artfully soothing. Makes me want to linger on the page. I like how you show new fabrics--so a person can quickly get a feel of the whole line.

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  30. I love your fat quarters. I'm slightly obsessed. Happy New Year

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  31. I'm always wowwed by the BOMs you have...they are beautiful and something I"d love to do. I was going to suggest a free BOM quilt along and lo and behold you've read my mind! I'm hoping to follow along because the cottage quilts are my favorite!
    Shelley
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

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  32. Your designs are just to pleasant to look at and so feminine for the most part. I love the DESIGNS! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. I love the BOM's. I have done the ornament embroidery one and I hope to try a quilting one soon. Great website!

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  34. The block of the month would be a fav..Thanks for the chance to win the give away...

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  35. I love your fabric selections. While I always shop based on the project and the receipent, when I need fabrics that scream Shabby, I know just where to head.

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  36. Love it all, especially your BOM!! Blessings for the new year! Angela

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  37. Love Shabby Fabrics! You always have the fabrics I want. I really enjoy your weekly news... it inspires me to see your BOMs, quilts and ideas. Wish I had more time!

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  38. I adore your fabrics and patterns! I have ordered many times and everything arrives so promptly. Love it all!
    Donna

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  39. Love the website ~ its beautiful and product is received super quick. Really love your applique tutorials on You Tube and e-mail updates. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  40. I love your blog, and also seeing the fabrics on your site. Happy New Year.

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  41. I like your blog and the descriptions of fabrics and products. Your shop site is easy to navigate and sales are completed accurately, as compared to some other sites I've visited and abandoned. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  42. Hola soy Yolanda de España, me gusta todo de Shabby Fabrics,pero tengo que decir que las páginas de precortados me han enamorado.
    Feliz año desde España.
    Mi correo es: yolanda.lectora@gmail.com

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  43. I love your shop! It seems like you've identified my "flavor" and turned it into everything beautifully quilty! I love your fabrics and your pattern selection!

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  44. I am looking forward to you BOM quiltalong! Thanks for great inspiration!

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  45. Wow Jennifer, where to start??? I honestly have to say I love everything about Shabby Fabrics. Truly...your BOMs are gorgeous and every single one touches me in some special way...evokes a childhood memory from summers past, like my red wagon, long gone but the fun times we had in it will be forever remembered. The fabric collections you offer suit my tastes perfectly. Well, like I said, everything! But I have to thank you for your gracious customer service. So personal and caring right down to the packaging which is always lovely. It is such a pleasure to be one of your customers, no matter how small my order, you guys makes me feel special...Thank you so much. Big Hugs...

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  46. Your website totally "girly" and beautiful. My absolute favorite thing about your website is how easy you have made it to purchase coordinating fabrics. I don't necessarily have a great eye for colors but your site makes it so easy to pair coordinating fabrics so I'm confident my choices will match perfectly every time. You have all of the "current" designers and your selection is hands down the very best. Checkout is a breeze and my orders have always arrived super fast and were packaged perfectly. Keep up the great work & don't change a thing! Love everything about your business!

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  47. Love the uniqueness of some of your items. And your BOMs. I enjoy looking around the website.

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  48. Chris Medford, WI USAJanuary 2, 2012 at 5:24 AM

    GOOD LUCK on the trip to CA !!!
    Thanks so much for the BOM to come I can't wait.
    My favorite fabrics are the pastels, love them, so whimsical.

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  49. I love the beautiful soft fabrics on your site. And your wonderful customer service, you have been terrific about making things right!

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  50. My purchases have always been promptly delivered in good condition. Your site is easy to navigate. I am looking forward to beginning my first BOM project with you this year.

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  51. It is a toss up. I love your BOM's and honestly that your website is fun, pretty and user friendly.
    I am new to The Shabby and look forward to shopping more in 2012.

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  52. I am a beginning quilter and your site is easy to navigate and has a nice selection. I am fond of fat quarters and have started collecting them. I would love to win so I can buy more!

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  53. Greetings from Northern Saskatchewan CANADA! I love Shabby Fabrics! What I love is everyting - your wonderful fabric supply - your kits - your huge selection of patterns - your own patterns! WOW!!!!!!!!!! Too many to list! Thanks for the wonderful service to Canada - it is much appreciated!
    Catherine

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  54. Your fabric selection is wonderful. I have received my online orders quickly and have never had a problem. Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year!

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  55. Jennifer, I absolutely LOVE your tutorial on You Tube! I just watched the appliqué stitching with the size 11 straw needles and the silk thread - wonderful!!! I am an appliqué novice and wasn't sure how to do it. I'm signed up for the Blessings of Summer BOM but haven't started it yet since I didn't want another UFO, but I think your tutorials will be just the thing. Could you please let me know where on You Tube I could find your other appliqué tutorials? I would greatly appreciate it!

    Happy New Year to you and yours!!

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  56. I'm new to sewing/quilting, and I just love all the fat quarter bundles at Shabby. Coordinating fabrics is something I'll just have to practice on, so in the mean time, I'm glad Shabby does it for me!

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  57. What do I love about Shabby Fabrics? Everything! I have been a customer since I started my online business six years ago and was in heaven the minute I stepped through the "door." The beautiful fabrics with all the roses and soft colors just enthralled me and they still do today. I know I have a problem, I am a fabriholic and I get my fixes at Shabby Fabrics!

    I love browsing through all the patterns and books and own many. Nights that sleep won't come, I often come to my computer and come here and just take my time looking and getting ideas for my next projects.
    I think it is awesome that you are doing tutorials and I am going to run look as I love to applique and haven't for some time, so all the tips I can get will be great.

    Thank you, Jennifer, for offering such a fabulous place to shop!
    Wishing you, your family and staff many blessings for 2012!
    Jil ♥
    PS Please enter me in your giveaway!

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  58. I love it all at Shabby! The fabric selection is the best out there, I love fq sets, and the BOMs are awesome! Winning this would make the 2012 BOM possible for me. And, I love the blog too!

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  59. I love the quality - the quality of the fabric, patterns, trims, thread, etc; the quality of the customer service; and the quality of the people who represent Shabby Fabrics!
    First class all the way!

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  60. I find your site a joy to shop at! I've never had a problem with any purchase I have made. My orders always come quickly and are always the wonderful quality I expect. It also makes me happy to see the care you take in packing my purchase for shipping! Your tutorials have been AWESOME! I've sent quite a few of my sewing friends to check them out!!

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  61. Definitely love your fabric selection!!

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  62. Can't think of anything I'd change! I love your fabric selection, and LOVE your BOM's -- I've completed several. I always look forward to visiting your blog and the emails. Keep up the good work!

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  63. Best wishes to you for 2012!
    Your customer service has been wonderful. It has been my absolute pleasure to spend time shopping and wishing on your site. I have forwarded your links to my quilting friends as well.
    All the Best!

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  64. The patterns are a favorite! And I'm looking forward to the Mystery BOM beginning in 5 days! Cute idea for the $20.12 drawing!

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  65. As a new quilter I purchased my first block of the month project from Shabby in 2011. I loved the wonderful directions along with the pictures.
    One of the best things was when I asked a question I had about the directions. I did not know what WOF meant so I emailed customer service and had my answer in a very short time. It is a basic question for seasoned quilters but I am not a seasoned quilter. I feel that I could ask any question now without feeling silly etc.
    When I browse the website it is a delight to the senses and I call it 'Eye-Candy'. Thank you for your great service, beautiful fabrics and the you-tube instructions. I have learned a great deal and all from the comfort of my own home.
    Best regards
    Terry

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  66. I recently received my first order with my choice of fabrics and I immediately realized some things. Beautiful fabrics that have made the excellent result!! I'm already choosing other fantasies for a new order!
    All the best!!!!
    Olga

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  67. Your web site is lovely, and everything I have ordered has come quickly and been wonderful. Your exclusive patterns are the best!

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  68. I love your great selection of patterns! I'm especially enjoying the the American Album blocks! Thanks for such a great variety :)

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  69. ...your patterns. So unique and beautiful.

    I'm brand new to your site, found it last week when I was looking for a Valentine table runner. Immediately purchased 2 different patterns from you. Received them in 2 days with a handwritten thank you on my invoice! It was signed by you, Jen - just incredible.

    A 2012 BOM flier was included in my shipment. My eyeballs popped out of my head! Will be participating in a couple of those this year.

    WOW! Awaiting a recent order I placed for fabric. Really looking forward to it after reading these comments.

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  70. You have beautiful fabrics and patterns, would love to do one of your BOMs sometime, wonderful giveaway!

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  71. My favorite thing? I receive your weekly emails with what's new and absolutely love the inspiration! I would think it's quite time consuming to put these emails together - I so appreciate the effort! I always enjoy wandering around the website and probably enjoy the patterns seciton best.

    One thing I would change? Have the embellishment kit for quilts like "Rabbits Prefer Chocolate" available seperately. I purchased this kit a couple of years ago and the embellishments/trim were not a part of the kit at that time. Sure would love to be able to purchase that component now!

    Thanks!
    Kathy

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  72. I get your weekly newsletter and really enjoy the inspiration I get from that. Your blog is so fun too. I really love the Amish BOM and am seriously considering having that be my first BOM.

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  73. What I love is the wonderful selection of fabrics and the fabulous service I have received when I have ordered! That's what keeps me coming back....
    Shirley

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  74. I love your web site, from the moment I enter the site a feeling of calm comes over me. The colors and patterns that surround each of the sections of your site let me know that you care as much about your products as your customers do about the end products that we create. Thank you for giving me a little oasis where I can escape to dream and plot about the many projects your site encourages me to want to create.

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  75. I'm new to your blog and am just starting a Tiny Town BOM kit that I purchased from your website last month. Overall, it's the style of your fabrics and patterns that I love the most!

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  76. I am new to the blog too! I am trying to decide on a new BOM for this year and I love your huge selection.But mostly I love the shabby fabrics, the colors, the patterns the over sense of calm and a comfortable home.

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  77. I love your beautiful fabric selection,great patterns and wonderful kits.

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  78. I love your kits for your fabric choices and the sorted, marked fabrics; makes it so easy to duplicate. The top of the list though, is the friendly and helpful staff. Thank You!

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  79. I love your inspiring blog and the BOM that you have are wonderful. Thanks for a great site.

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  80. I like the wide variety of fabrics and patterns as well as your blog.

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  81. love the range of fabrics and patterns. Everything so "pretty"

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  82. I love you gorgeous emails and BOM choices. Looking very forward to the 7th of each month! janet

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  83. Yay...a giveaway! I do more sewing than quilting so the fabric collections and also the fat quarters are of more importance to me.

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  84. Enjoy your emails and your nice selection of fabric. It's always packaged so nicely. Your tutorials are extremely helpful and informative. Thanks for having this giveaway!

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  85. Enjoy your emails and your nice selection of fabric. It's always packaged so nicely. Your tutorials are extremely helpful and informative. Thanks for having this giveaway!

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  86. I love your collection of fabrics -- romantic, vintage, classic. And I'm excited about your new BOM which is starting this month; another great year ahead!

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  87. Definitely the classic and vintage fabrics and the BOM's. Wonderful opportunity and thank you for including us. Judy C in NC

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  88. I like the Quilted Village BOM. Thanks!

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