10 year blogiversary & giveaway!

I can’t believe that today is my 10 year blogiversary! I never imagined The Crafty Quilter would grow from a little space to share my ideas on the internet to a large online community of quilters and creatives. I am so grateful to you all for following me on this adventure. I think this calls for a celebration, and what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway!  UPDATE:  This giveaway is now CLOSED. 

10 year blogiversary at The Crafty Quilter!  Time for a giveaway (or two).

I hate picking just one winner, so there are actually TWO giveaways! I’ve created a special bundle of goodies for Giveaway #1 that include A Quilting Life Monthly Planner, a charm pack of Heirloom fabric by Alexia Abegg for Ruby Star Society, a Postcard Project kit by Jen Kingwell, Bobbin Clips from Purple Hobbies and a Frixion Pen. There are so many fun things in this bundle that you can use in your sewing room!

10 year blogiversary at The Crafty Quilter!  Time for a giveaway (or two).

The second giveaway is a Chenille-It Box. This is a subscription box that I received in December. It includes a Wonky Zig Zag Quilt pattern, 1/4 yard bundle of Petal Power by Me & My Sisters Design for Moda Fabric, a 3/8″ roll of Chenille-It, and a 5/8″ roll of Chenille-It. I know you’re wondering what Chenille-It is. It’s basically blooming bias that is used to add texture and design to a quilt. I can’t wait to try it!

10 year blogiversary at The Crafty Quilter!  Time for a giveaway (or two).

Giveaway Info

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment telling me how long (if any) you’ve been following my blog.  Not that it really matters, I’m just glad you’re here! This giveaway is open to US residents only due to shipping costs. I’m so sorry about that, but I will giveaway a free pdf pattern if a winner is chosen outside of the US.  You have until 11:59 pm PST on Saturday, February 5, 2022 to leave a comment to enter.  The winners will be selected at random.

NOTE: To leave a comment, make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this blog post (NOT from my home page), and look for the rectangle that says “Enter your comment here”.  Please be sure that I can contact you immediately through your email. If I choose your name but cannot contact you immediately, I will choose another winner.

Here are the giveaway rules:

  • To enter, leave a comment telling me how long you’ve been following my blog (if any).
  • You must comment by 11:59 pm PST on Saturday, February 5, 2022. 
  • One comment per person.
  • Giveaway is open to US residents only.
  • Winner will be chosen at random.

Due to the high volume of comments, I won’t be able to reply to you (unless there is a direct question), but I will read each and every one.  Thank you in advance for your participation and for leaving a comment.


I’ll have to do another blog post with a “now and then” theme (because things have changed a lot in 10 years!) If you want to see my very first tutorial, check out my Heart Sachet Tutorial from February 2012. It’s definitely not my best work, but it’s relevant for this time of year and it shows how my photography (and content) has improved.

Heart Sachet Tutorial at The Crafty Quilter

I’ve recently launched a newsletter and I would love it if you would sign up to receive it; I share more quilt-y news and bonus content there. Plus it’s a little less frequent than my blog posts, so I won’t fill up your inbox too much!

Thanks for visiting today and for all of your support. I can’t wait to share more tips and inspiration with you!

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489 Comments

  1. I have been following you for several years – not sure how many. I too love hearts and have a stash of heart fabric that I am still trying to decide how to use in what quilt? I love your blog. i signed up for your newsletter, as well.

  2. Hi Julie, congratulations on ten years! I’ve been following you for about two years. You were so helpful when I was making my first quilt for my granddaughter. That was when I discovered your blog and have enjoyed reading it and learning from you. Thank you!

  3. I love, love, love your blog. I have been with you for a year and just wish I had the time to make everything that you share. I did make my five granddaughters the origami bags that you posted in November. They were so much fun to make. My husband had open heart surgery last April, so I made him your recent heart pattern as a mug rug. I alternated the fabrics in different solid colors and the black heart beat fabric. I hope that you will keep your bog forever. I enjoy reading about your family. God Bless

  4. Can’t remember! Think it was just after I binge watched your tutorials on A to Z for Ewe and Me, then recognized your name on a quilt class sample at The Granary. I must have said your name out loud in recognition and up you popped from behind the register!
    It has been such fun following your blog and seeing you periodically at the Granary. Having relatives in Austin too also a fun connection.
    Best wishes for another 10 yrs!
    M

  5. I just discovered you recently. I was looking for a tutorial on making mitered corners on quilt binding. Yours was clear and easy to follow.

  6. Hi Julie I am a newbie! Thank you for your Blog! I look forward to jumping in and getting caught up on the past 10 years.

  7. I have been a follower for a few years now. I honestly can’t remember! LOL Thank you for the opportunity to win! 🙂

  8. Happy Blogiversary, Julie!!!! I don’t remember how long I’ve been following you, but it’s been several years. At least back to the year you did the finishes, probably earlier. Ten years is a big milestone!

  9. Dear Julie, your blog is my favorite! I started following you with the TQS BOM 2014 by Janet Stone. Your tutorials were my entrance to my biggest quilt adventure ever! It is still waiting for most of the quilting, but I love it every time I take it out to work on. Your monthly Sew Thankful Sunday is a great idea and a permanent source of inspiration. Thank you, Elfie from Germany

  10. Just found your sight and what a pleasant surprise. I am fairly new to quilting but love it. Love the patterns you have and expect to purchase one soon. Congratulations on your 10 years

  11. Hi Julie, I don’t know how long I’ve been following you. But I learned a lot from your emails and creativity. You are really talented. Congratulations on the 10th anniversary and hope you have many more 10’s.

  12. Happy blogiversary! Ten years is a marvelous achievement.

    I just barely found your site today. I am a longarm quilter — I don’t piece tops. But I was searching in the Internet to see what the best starch was for quilting (to give to a friend) and stumbled upon your site. I know what I’m going to be doing for the next few hours — reading your blog posts!!!!

  13. I have been enjoying your blog for a year now. I think I found you originally on someone else’s post last February that linked back to your graduated hearts. Happy Blogaversary!

  14. I’m so happy that I looked back in my computer and I found that I signed up for your blog Nov. 4, 2014. I am quite sure that I looked at it before that. I was surprised a few weeks ago to see the Season Reflections quilt and the pattern posted. I had copied the photo of it when you showed it a few years ago.I just thought the colors just blended so wonderfully and I kept it as an example. Now I can make it! Your blog was just as refreshing at the beginning as it is now. It’s always a day brightener to hear from you!

  15. Congratulations on blogging for ten years. I have been following you for a little over a year. You have fresh ideas. I like that. Keep it up girl

  16. Congratulations on your 10 years of blogging. I have followed your blog for years and think I began in 2013. My local quilt shop owner had made a kit using your pattern and I bought the kit and went to see your blog to get started on it. I have made a couple of them since and also have followed your blog all that time. Thanks for sharing all you do and I love your new pattern.

  17. Julie, congratulations on 10 years! I have been following you for probably 3 years or so. I so appreciate your shared experiences and tips. Your work is always so precise and beautiful.

  18. Hi, Julie! I have been following you for about 5 years, I think…hard to be certain…one of my favorite features is your Sew Thankful listings. You give me great ideas and inspirations, plus I like following along with the family photos!

  19. Congratulations on the blogiversary! I’ve been enjoying your blog for years. I think I found you through one of Jacquelynne Steves’ block of the month programs. Regardless, I always enjoy your blog. Thank you!

  20. Hi Julie! I am a new follower and just Fell in Love with your Valentine’s Day projects. They are so sweet and you made it so difficult to chose which one I wanted to make first! Thank you for your generous giving of time and talent! Happy Valentine’s day!

  21. Hi Julie, I found you on Pinterest in January 2022. I’m brand new to quilting and sewing but love your patterns, tips and tutorials. Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary!

  22. Hi Julie. I have been with you since the beginning and have enjoyed every post! Looking forward to many, many more. Thank you for your inspirations.

  23. Hello! I have been following your blog for about 4 years. I just love all your patterns and quilts. Your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the free patterns and tutorials. I have made the Patchwork Peter Rabbit wall hanging. Turned out so cute. Congratulations on 10 years!

  24. Hi Julie, You mentioned that as we age we lose track of time. That’s certainly the case with me trying to remember how long I’ve been enjoying your posts! For sure it has been more than two years because I began before Covid (my new benchmark). Regardless of how long, it has been such fun! Thanks for sharing your creativity ideas. Love your posts!

  25. I have been subscribing since you spoke at my local guild. I think about 4 years ago. It may have been longer. I enjoy your newsletter!

  26. Hi, I’ve been following you for about 2 years. My quilting friend referred me. Your blog isn’t overwhelming and I enjoy that. Thank you and happy blogaversary.

  27. Hi Julie!! I have followed your blog for at least 5 years, maybe 6. I Discovered you from one of your free tutorials that was posted somewhere else. I instantly loved your blog and have been a follower since! I recently signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  28. Hi Julie, Congrats on 10 years! As far as I can tell I’ve been following you for at least 8 years and I’m looking forward to many more!

  29. Hi Julie. I am not sure how long I’ve been following you. I have really enjoyed reading your posts. I’ve made a few of your projects and would love to make more. Unfortunately, my UFO pile is so large that I’m trying to whittle away at it. I’ve been quilting since 1984! Thanks for sponsoring a give away.

  30. Hi Julie-congratulations on your anniversary!! I have been following you for a few years and really appreciate you sharing your talent, tips and tricks with us. I have learned so much from you. Here’s to another 10 years!!

  31. Congratulations on your blogiversary! Looking back in my saved patterns, I think I have been following you since March of 2020. But I also found that I have some 2016 videos of your binding tips on The Quilt Show.

  32. Must be since 2019. I looked in my Save Folder and found all the “Disappearing Nine Patch” emails there! Thanks for all the effort you put into this.

  33. Hi Julie. I think I have been following for about two years. Love your blog and all the nice links you share for free projects/patterns.

  34. I wish I could remember how long I’ve been following your blog. Must be 7-8 years, at the very least. I had been following about 50-60 blogs (I know, WAY too many!). So about 3 years ago, I decided to trim my list. Of course, yours had to make the cut!

  35. Congratulations on 10 years, Julie! I have been following your blog for about 7 years. I have sewn a couple of your tutorials: Cookie Plate Crumb Catcher and Reading Pillow. I enjoy them both. I signed up for your new newsletter now. Thank you!

  36. Hi Julie! I’ve been following you for a few years and I love your “down to earth” manner and how pictures you post remind me of when we lived in CA. Your projects are inspiring and realistic. Would love to experiment with chenille. Stay healthy and keep quilting!

  37. I first met you in Livermore about 5-8 years ago and have followed you ever since. Love to see you different projects and your family! I always look forward to Monday morning to read your post while having my coffee.

  38. Wow, I don’t even remembered how long i have been following you. It must be 5 years ago when I started to learn how to quilt. Congratulations!!!! Your blog had help and is still helping to quilt.

  39. I can’t remember how I found you or how long it has been, at least several years, but I always enjoy it and love seeing how your grandkids have grown.

  40. I’ve been following for probably 5 years. I really enjoy your mix of more than just quilting and am so amazed at all you do. thanks.

  41. I have been reading your blogs for at least 5 years. I love not only your blog but your teaching demonstrations as well

  42. Hi, Julie. I’ve been a follower of your blog for nearly all 10 years. I have tried several of your patterns and have learned some great stuff! Not only are your projects pretty, they are things that are actually doable, especially with your clear instructions and accompanying pictures. I like your family-loving, down-to-earth approach. Thank you!

  43. I have been watching/reading your blog for several years. I have been inspired by you to try new techniques. Thank you for all the work you put in to this blog to share your knowledge.

  44. I’m going to guess 3-4 years. I was in the market for a new machine and found your blog about how to choose a machine. I was also considering the BabyLock Crescendo and your comments were very helpful to me. That led to following you and seeing what a talented quilter you are. You always inspire me!

  45. Hi Julie, I have been with you for about three years. My best friend forward the blog to me and it has been with me since. Wonderful following you through covid as a companion to the days spent in my quilt room. Thank you for your projects and friendly posts. Linda

  46. Hi Julie
    I just “found” you and your blog. The blog is amazing. There are so many ideas and information. Thanks for sharing.
    Dianne

  47. Congratulations! I first subscribed May 13, 2020. I wish I had found you sooner! I look forward to your emails! You have many useful tips and I’ve used several of your patterns.

  48. Congratulations and happy 10th anniversary! Looking at your older posts, there are so many that I remember so I might have been following/reading you for at least 8 or 9 years. It seems like I heard about you from The Quilt Show. I’m still with you but am no longer interested in TQS. I want to do or try most of what you show us, not so with TQS. Thank you so much for the many hours of delight you have given me. I’ve learned so much from you, bless you!

  49. I wish I could remember how I first found your blog, but sure enjoy reading now for almost 3 years. It’s inspirational and positive. Thanks Julie.

  50. Hi Julie, I has been a constant reader for about three years. Before that I would read occasionally. Sometimes, I had to pull myself away from the computer to make quilts! But yours is an always read!!!!

  51. I’ve been following you on Feedly for a few years. Liked your tutorials on The Quilt Show and enjoy reading your blog.

  52. I have been enjoying your information for several years – I believe at least 5 years. I enjoy your style and flair!

  53. I have been following you on Bloglovin for at least 3 or 4 years….maybe more. Congrats on your Blogaversary. Thank you for this giveaway.

  54. Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary I’ve been following your blog for about 5 years. I always look forward to the information you provide.

  55. Hi Julie! I can’t remember exactly when I started following your blog (4 or5 years, maybe) but I can tell you I have
    made a number of your smaller projects. And I love them all. Thank you for the inspiration and motivation!

  56. Julie, I think I have been following for about 5 years. I don’t remember if it happened in conjunction with the 2017 Bloggers, or some other way, but I am glad that it did happen. Congratulations on a 10 year anniversary!!!

  57. Wow Julie! Congrats! I’m not sure how long I have been following you, but I love checking in to see what you’ve been up to. I’m a guild president in Pa and I like to share the great content that you have.

  58. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary! I honestly don’t know when I started following you. I have been quilting for 30+ years so I want to say I have been with you from the beginning. I love your tutorials. They are very well done and thorough. I have learned a great deal from you over the years. Keep up the great work!

  59. Hi Julie, I think that I have been following you for about four years. Many thanks to my special CVQA friend, Sandy Cole, who was instrumental in having you as a guest speaker at a Guild meeting one August in Franklin, TN. (I am not quite sure of the year.) It has been my pleasure following you since that time. In retrospect, I should have connected with you sooner, when I was a fellow-resident of CA . Many thanks for all that you do for the Quilting Community .

  60. Hi – I think I’ve been following your blog/newsletter for about 5 or so years, ever since I got a couple kits or patterns of yours.

  61. Wow! 10 years! Congratulations! I’ve been following you for about 2 years now and very much enjoying your blogs! Looking forward to the next 10!

  62. I have been following your blog for about 4 years. A friend shared it with me and I have loved the different
    projects. One of my favorites was the lama warmer. I made it for my granddaughter for her birthday. I think
    her mom uses it more. Love the pictures of your travels as well. Congratulations!

  63. Congratulations on 10 years of blogging. I’ve been following your creative input for four or five years. Thanks for your inspiration.

  64. Congratulations Julie!! And thanks for all you do!!
    I think I started following shortly after I got back into quilting, so maybe 9 years ago–probably shortly after you started blogging!

  65. Hello! I have followed you for about two years. Thank you for sharing your ideas and congrats on 10 years!

  66. Congratulations on reaching a 10 year anniversary. I have followed you for 7 and always look forward to reading your thoughts.

  67. Congratulations on ten years Julie! I have loved following your blog and thank you for all the inspiration. I think I have been a read of this blog for at least six of those years! Blessings to you in the new year!

  68. Julie, I wish I could tell you how many years exactly that I have been reading your blog, but those sorts of data just don’t make the file. However, I know it has been a long time and I’ve enjoyed it all. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and inspiration. Reading your post is a bright spot in my day.

  69. I first found you on The Quilt Show, my guess would be about eight years ago. I enjoyed the things you shared on there, and I still use your method of finishing the binding on my quilts. Thank you for what you have shared. You have good ideas and an excellent eye for color. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary!

  70. I have been following you for at least 8 years. I have always enjoyed your content. Keep up the good work and here’s to another 10 years.

  71. Hi Julie, I think I have been following your blog for about two years. Love your quilts and all the tips and info. Congrats on your 10 years.

  72. I can’t remember when I found your tips on quilting–I would think three to five years. My favorite are the ones you created on machine binding. I follow how to miter corners and how to join the ends.

  73. Julie…Congratulations on your blog anniversary. Thanks for you wonderful tips, tricks, tutorials, inspiration and great patterns and especially Thankful Sunday posts. I am not sure how long I have followed you but it is over 6 years. I look forward to each blog and I am sure each newsletter.

  74. Congratulations to you and Mr Crafty Quilter on your 10 yr blog anniversary. I have been following you for about 3 yrs. I enjoy your enthusiasm for quilting and family! I am especially thankful for the connection these past 2yrs. during the pandemic when we were unable to meet with local quilters and even family members. You have helped keep my interest in quilting alive. I have enjoyed watching you progress from small projects into larger quilt design.
    Your instructions are clear and photos well done. It is nice to see how life goes on in Southern, CA as we are home bound during a cold Eastern, WA winter day!

  75. I have been following you for years. I even used your Nordic Mini Quilt (with your permission, of course) as a mystery quilt in my Sew Small Quilt Guild in 2019.

  76. I’ve been following your blog since the Spring of 2020. It’s always upbeat and helpful, plus I love seeing the lovely family pictures!

  77. Hi Julie! I’ve been following you forever it seems. At least 8 years … maybe longer. I love your tutorials, patterns, and so appreciate the list of places/groups to donate fabric, etc. Thank you so much for sharing and looking forward to another 10 years.

  78. Congratulations on your 10-Year Anniversary! I have been following your blog for about 5 years. I really enjoy all the information you share. So much inspiration packed into every post. Thank you for being so dedicated to sharing your creativity with all of us!

  79. I’ve been following your blog from almost the beginning. I enjoy the sites you bring to my attention. Always more projects than I can accomplish but it’s fun to see what others are doing. Thank you.

  80. Julie,

    I think I have been following you somewhere between one and two years. Through your blog one knows that you are a very kind and caring person. Thank you for all that you share.

  81. I started following a year or so ago when I found you on Blog Lovin’. I have been inspired by your posts. Thank you.

  82. Hi Julie, I’ve been following your blog for a few years, since before Covid I enjoy it very much and also the neat patterns you share. Thanks for all you do. …Jean

  83. Julie-I love getting your news letter, patterns and giveaways. I have been here since covid! It made me rely on my computer more.

  84. I am not sure how long I have been following your blog, at least 2 years. Thank you for sharing your expertise and creativity.

  85. Congratulations on 10 years. I have been following you for about 2 years. I always learn so much from you.

  86. Hi Julie, I have been following you for a number of years. First design of yours I made was a table topper with applique (my first attempt at applique). I made several as gifts that year. I’ve followed your Pay It Forward every Sunday, where you generously shared others’ projects.

  87. Hi. Julie! I have greatly enjoyed your weekly posts. It’s encouraging to see your completed projects and ideas! Love your spirit of sharing! I think I have been following your posts for about 3 years. Thx for your generous give aways!

  88. Congratulations on your 10 year milestone, brave of you to show your previous work and humble also. God bless you in the coming years. Thank you for the give away offer.

  89. Congratulations on your ten year anniversary. I have been following you for over five years. You’ve given great tips to help improve my quilting. Thanks!

  90. I have been following you for about three years, possibly more.I enjoy your posts and so many of your patterns. congratulations on your anniversary. You are so generous with these giveaways.

  91. Congratulations Julie. I’m not sure how many years I’ve followed your postings. I started quilting and sewing again when I retired in 2011, so maybe 7-8 yrs. I like to make mug rugs. Thanks for sharing.

  92. I don’t know how long I’ve been following–I never know when anything happened–but it must be three years at least.

  93. I think I have been subscribed about 4 years. I don’t do quilts but lots of smaller quilted & patchwork projects.

  94. Congratulations on 10 years. I think I’ve npveen reading you that long and I have learned so much during this time. One of my all time favorite posts is your tutorial on machine binding

  95. Wow 10 years is a long time, Happy Anniversary. I have been following your blog for about 3 years and you are an amazing quilter and so inspirational! I love seeing your family and all the beautiful quilts you make.

  96. Since i am not good at deleting emails i was able to go back and look. The oldest one i found just now was 2014. I saved a mug rug tutorial! Maybe you are the one that got me started with the mug rugs!! So 7.5 years. Really appreciate your posts. Especially right now the donation ones! And seeing the family! Congrats on 10 years! Keep it up.

  97. Congratulations, I really don’t know how long I have been following you. I get your blog from bloglovin and I know it has been at least 2 years but probably longer cause we all know how time flies.

  98. I enjoy your blog. Lovely gifts for the giveaway. I have no idea how long I have been receiving your blog in my email

  99. Hi Julie. I’ve been reading your blog since your oldest granddaughter was new – however long ago that was! I loved your Red at Night quilt. I saw that fabric but couldn’t envision it in a quilt until I saw yours. Beautiful!

  100. Congratulations on 10 years of finding your way thru this new world of communication, I’ve been quilting for over 30 years and remember when I looked forward to Alex Andersen’s show and also” A quilt in a day”, for inspiration! Now I’ve been reading your blog for over a year and look forward to it new ideas and encouragement to keep quilting. Thank you and once again congratulations

  101. Oh my, I have been following you for at least two years. Absolutely love all the ideas and patterns you share with us. I have been sewing most of my life and realized a long time age, there is always something new to learn and try. Thank you for your positive and generous thoughts.

  102. I’ve been following you for over a year and have enjoyed the “happy” feel of many of the projects you’ve made. Thank you!

  103. Julie,

    I think I have been following you somewhere between one to two years. Through your blogs you come across as a very warm and caring person; someone everyone would like to call a friend. Thank you for your contribution to the quilting world. Have a wonderful day.

  104. Congratulations and a huge thank you for all you’ve done and continue to do for the quilting community! I’m guessing I’ve been following you for 5 years. I always look forward to your blog/newsletter.

  105. Hi Julie, I have been following you since October 13, 2014! Love getting your emails and that you share inspirations from fellow quilters. I purchased you quilt pattern “Arrow Stone” last week and can’t wait to make this beautiful quilt. Thank you for sharing your talents with me! Happy Anniversay

  106. I would have to say that I have been following your blog for 4 years. Love the information you include in your newsletter. I have learned how to use a seam ripper with the red dot correctly, bought the 1/4 inch tape, enjoyed your recipes and your family news. Keep up the good work. I also joyed your new blog.

  107. Congratulations on your 10 year Blogiversary!!! I don’t remember how long I have been following you – quite some time I know. I enjoy keeping in touch with you thru your blog. Thank you for all your inspiration! HUGS… and stitches

  108. I have been following at least 5 years. Maybe more not sure when I first started reading your blog. Always enjoy reading.

  109. Have enjoyed reading your Blog over the last few years. Your projects & ideas help keep me creatively inspired—thank you!

  110. I found you in 2018 and have been following along ever since! I love the feeling I get when I’m here, like sitting and chatting with an old friend.

  111. Julie, I love your blog and all your creative ideas. I especially like your teaching instructions. They are always very clear and very understandable. I have been loving your blog for three years.

  112. Congratulations on your 10 year blogiversary! I don’t know how long I’ve been following your blog. I get your blog posts via email making it easy for me to read them. I’ve found them to be very informative and educational. Thank you.

  113. I have followed you for about 3 years. I enjoy your variety of patterns and information and the sharing interesting websites that you discovered along the way.

  114. Wow! You have lots of posting people already. I’ve followed you on my blog app for a couple of years now. You are one of my favorites. I’ve deleted several that don’t help, but I love to see every one of your new posts.

  115. I have been reading your content for over a year. One of the best! Thank you for sharing your skills with us! Blessing to you and your beautiful family.

  116. I have probably been following you for at least 4 years. Congratulations on having your blog for ten years. I really enjoy your posts!

  117. Congratulations! I have been following your work for about 3 years. I like the pay it forward articles – my philosophy as well. Keep sewing and sharing!

  118. Congratulations!!! I have been a follower of yours for several years, I did your UFO challenges, and the disappearing 9 patch QAL, one of my favorite things is your thankful Sunday posts, plus I have learned a lot from you. Here is to another 10 years! Thank you for all the hard work you put into your blog!

  119. Congratulations Julie! I’m not sure how long I’ve been reading your blog. I know I have several of your projects saved! Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects and tips!

  120. I think I’ve been following your blog for two or three years, maybe. I’m not really sure! Thanks for all the great content!

  121. Hi Julie, You’ve kept me interested and smiling for about 4 years now! THANK YOU for all you do, and for being inspiration through lockdown too! I look forward to every post of yours!

  122. Congrats on 10 years! I’m not sure, but I think I’ve been following you for 4 or 5 years. Time goes so fast, doesn’t it! I enjoy you’re blog and seeing what you’re working on.

  123. I’m not here for the give away, Julie, just to say “Congratulations”! I think I’ve been visiting your blog almost since the beginning, and it’s been fun watching you/it grow. You are a natural, and have been an incredible source of motivation and inspiration for me over the years. Not only that, but you are so bright and cheery, on your blog and in person! We finally met at QuiltCon, 2015. Wow! The years sure fly by. I’m looking forward to more! XO

  124. I think I’ve been following your Blog for about 5 years now. I learn new tips and tricks and find new things to try and buy whenever I visit. Thanks for a wonderful blog. Congrats

  125. I’m not sure when I first found your site. Love, love your ideas/projects. Keep them coming. Congratulations

  126. Hi there…I think it’s been about 5 years of following your blog. And a good 5 years on having my quilting horizon expanded through your introduction to many other quilters because of Thankful Sundays. A big shoutout for your great patters and tutorials. Thank you so much…and much Congrats!

  127. I started quilting during Covid-Thank goodness I found this wonderful hobby. I have been following you since the beginning of that time and love your posts. Two years now?!

  128. Hello Julie – I first contacted you and follow you about 3 years ago about the Nordic Star pattern. I love your wall hanging projects, lots of details. I hope i win.

  129. Congratulations Julie, I’m always looking forward to your Sunday message, thank you. It’s been a long while since I’m subscribed. I can’t remember exactly, probably about 5 years or more. I love all the tutorials, tips and infos and really everything! ♥️Thank e

  130. Congratulations on your 10 year blogiversary! I don’t know exactly how many years I’ve followed you. I just know it has been a long time.

  131. Gosh Julie… I don’t really know how long I’ve been following your blog! But I can say that I’ve learned so much from you; I have your binding tutorial framed on my studio’s bulletin board and share it with friends/customers that need a bit of help in that area. Happy Blogiversary and please keep ’em coming!

  132. I have a blog post from January 2015 still tucked away in my emails. Been following you from Italy since about that time…maybe a bit longer. As always, I just love your taste in colors and textures. Looks like I don’t qualify for the giveaway since I am overseas, but just wanted to congratulate you on all of your blogging success! Tanti auguri, Julie!

  133. I’ve been following and enjoying Julie’s blog for many years, probably at least 10 years. I still have the saved picture from her post of the JOY wall hanging that I fell in love with, so much that our local guild asked Julie to come to Tennessee to speak about Christmas projects and teach the JOY workshop!

  134. Two years I have been following you. Hard work is your middle name and creativity is your last name. Really!!! Thanks you for all you share!

  135. I have no idea how long I have been following but it has been awhile. Congratulations 10 years is a long time. Lessons learned? Things you would do differently? I love the sachet. Thank you.

  136. Hi Julie…congrats on the big anniversary! I found you about 5+ years ago (and think from a pin cushion swap, but not exactly sure). Always look forward to reading your posts and updates (and have made a couple of your pattern freebies)! Have also enjoyed seeing the “grands” come into the world and growing up!

  137. I’ve been following for at least 8–9 years or so, ever since I ran across your interesting blog. I’m only interested in the second group of prizes; you had me at wonky and zigzag, and chenille clinched it, so I have to enter! Thanks for having the contest.

  138. Hi Julie! I don’t recall how I stumbled upon your blog but I’ve only been following for a couple of months. I’m sure my story is similar to many – I started sewing masks for the pandemic and then decided to branch out into more creative realms, and took up quilting!! I’m always looking for new techniques and skills to add to my belt – and have enjoyed loads of your posts! Happy blogiversary!

  139. Not sure when I signed up but it must be three or four years by now. I really enjoy your blogs because I liked your hints so much from TQS. I made Janet Stone’s ABC for Ewe and Me and
    won best of show with it at the Indiana State Fair.

  140. Hello! I could be your newest visitor! I looked up valentine quilt blocks today and just found you! I love the ombre hearts pattern. I love that you are from the bay area too. We moved to Colorado 15 years ago from Concord and I had a kids consignment shop for 13 years in Lafayette. We were just down the street from the Cotton Patch quilt shop. 🙂 Feel like my world has made a sweet quilting circle. I look forward to reading and quilting along with your for years to come. Happy 2022!

  141. I have been following you for almost 7 fantastic years. Your patterns are so much fun to make, and you have so many posts that I find helpful. Congratulations on your 10 years!

  142. Congratulations on 10 years! I started following you last year, I’m not sure how I found you but I am glad I did.

  143. I’ve been reading your blog for the entire 10 years, and now two of my sisters are also subscribed.
    I always look forward to your emails. You share a lot of tips & links to other websites, also.
    Thank you!
    Janice

  144. Hi, I’ve been following your blog for about 2 years. I’m not sure how I found you, but I’m glad I have found it.

  145. Hi Julie. I first found your blog when I found a picture of a quilt you made with lavenders and greens called, Through the Garden Gate, in 2013. I have been enjoying your blog posts ever since!

  146. I have been following you for probably 3-4 years. I have enjoyed your projects and incites. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

  147. I wish I could tell you how long I’ve been following your blog but Time goes by so quickly, especially when I’m busy sewing. It’s been a couple years. Your posts give me so many ideas. Just want to thank you.

  148. Hello, I’ve been following you for about a year. I always enjoy reading your posts & also seeing the beautiful sights you share with your readers. Thank you so much.

  149. My goodness, 10 years of your quilting blog… I have been following you for about 3 or 4 years. I have really enjoyed your tutorials… hints… I basically have been learning to quilt by looking at blogs such as yours! Here’s wishing you many more years of happy quilting blogging!!!

  150. Julie I’ve been following you for about 4 years. Enjoy seeing the Thankful Sundays, your outside pictures at your home of the flowers. So kind of you to share some of your family pictures with all of us too!

  151. Oh gosh, I have no idea how long. I just open my email and your there, Yayyy! Or, Pinterest, or Instagram. Lol. But I’m not sure how long.

  152. Hi Julie. I started reading your blog the year you did A to Z Ewe and Me on The Quilt Show, Maybe 2016? I loved your downtown earth manner of teaching and the great tips you gave for finishing that quilt. I have kept your posts about paying it forward in a folder because there were so many great ideas in them. Thank you.

  153. I actually just started following you because your Arrow Stone quilt was featured in my Google news. Absolutely love the colors you chose! BEAUTIFUL! Congrats on your 10 year anniversary!

  154. I have been reading your blog for about five years. It was so nice to get to meet you at the Granary and share with you the table runner I made for my daughter from your pattern. She loved it!

    Congrats!

  155. Hi Julie. Congratulations on your 10 year Blogiversary. I hope to see you around for many more. I am not exactly sure how long I have been following you, but I know it has been for quite a while. .Looking forward to seeing all you share in the next 10 years.

  156. Julie, your blog is one I often read as I know the content is inspiring, creative and full of tips! I wish I knew how to check how long I’ve followed, but I’m guessing it’s been most (if not all) of these 10 years!

  157. Congratulations on your 10 years. I actually just found you less than a week ago watching your videos on “The Quilt Show.” Perused your website and now looking forward to making “Arrow Stone.”

  158. I’ve been following your blog for 3 or 4 years, I think. There’s always great information, presented well, and refreshing. Thank you!

  159. Congratulations on your 10 year blogiversary! That shows that you have been a significant addition to many people’s lives. I’m afraid I can’t claim to have been here for the whole time, but I think it has been close to 5 years that I have been enjoying your quilting content and your family updates. Thanks for putting out such fun info.

  160. Look forward to reading your blog and checking out your seasonal projects. Been following you for about 3 years. Oh don’t we had more time to craft, sew and quilt

  161. Congratulations Julie on your 10 years. I believe I may have first ‘met’ you around 7 years ago. I remember your Grands entering the picture. You have worked diligently to keep this going and I know it is difficult, especially with your designing as well. Thank you.

  162. Thanks for your dedication of 10 years. Not sure how long I’ve been reading your blog but at least a year. THAnk you for all of the sites you share on your blog. I have enjoyed making blocks from some of these blogs.

  163. Congratulations on your 10 year blogaversary! I have been following your blog for a few years now. I really enjoy reading it and all the quilty inspiration. Thank you.

  164. Hi Julie, CONGRATULATIONS on TEN YEARS! I have been with you almost three years and so enjoyed all your teachings, reviews, patterns and the Thankful Sundays! Love the little Love Tote Bag and plan to make a couple for my five year great granddaughters! They love everything hearts. Thanks for all your hard work!

  165. Hi Julie, Happy Blogiversary! I’ve been a subscriber at least 5 years. We have the same taste! It always makes me smile. Hope you have many more!

  166. Hi Julie, I have been following you about 2 years now. I became interested in quilting 5 years ago, my Church has a group. It’s such an inspirational way to spend your time. Thank You for doing these give aways. I hope to continue to learn more and more about this hobby. It’s such a joy! God Bless.

  167. Hi Julie
    I just found you last month. I used your fastest binding on a baby quilt & it turned out great. Congratulations on your 10yr. Anniversary!!

  168. Love, love, love your Sew Thankful Sunday posts, I have been following your blog for a few years, not sure how many, but more than one,.! Keep up the good work and informative messages.

  169. Congrats on your ten year anniversary. What a milestone for you. I have been following your blog for probably six or more years. I love your generosity on your blog. I thoroughly enjoy reading all about you and your quilting life. Thanks so much for all you do for us quilters and especially all your giveaways. You rock!

  170. I believe I have followed you for over a year. I was researching sewing machines and happened upon your blog. Surprised at your choice to switch from Bernina to Babylock. Would love to read a follow up post on your current machine choices.

  171. Julie I have been following you since Oct 2012 I have enjoyed every one of your newsletters and always look forward to to receiving the nest one. Keep up the good work!

  172. Hopefully I am leaving a comment where I am supposed to for the giveaway! To be honest, I have no idea how long I have been following your blog. I think it is one of those things that it seems like forever, I know that it has been a few years. I am grateful for it though!!

  173. I’ve been reading your blog about two years. I always enjoy your cheerful attitude and pretty projects. Congratulations on your 10-year anniversary!

  174. I’m one of your Canadian followers. I’ve been reading your blog longer than any other I subscribe to. It must be six or seven years now. Congratulations on ten years!

  175. I had to really give some thought to how long I’ve followed you, my best guess is 9yrs, 6months. LoL I love everything you do!

  176. I have been watching your blog post for about two years. I used your instructions for making masks for my family. Thank you.

  177. I think it’s about five years since I’ve been following you. You always have something cheerful and pretty to share.

  178. Hi Julie. I know I cannot win because I live in Australia, but I just wanted to let you know I have been following you for at least 5 years and just love getting your emails. Will now go and sign up for your newsletter. Happy 10th year may there be many more.
    Loretta.

  179. I’ve been following your blog for only 6 months now and I love how you inspire us all to “get quilting” – I am excited to see you offering prizes too – its so nice of you to share and teach

  180. I’ve been following you a year plus. Probably started during Covid. Enjoy the tips and the links to different projects. Congrats on 10 years!

  181. I have been following you for over 5 years and really enjoy your blog and patterns. I especially like your table toppers, candle mats and crumb catcher.

  182. I’m not sure how long it’s been. At least a few years. Quite honestly, I love your posts and look forward to each and every one. Yours is really the only one I follow.

  183. I’ve been following your posts since right after you finished the year with The Quilt Show giving tips and tricks on each of the block of the month patterns as they came out. How long has that been? I don’t know, but it’s been a while for sure. I enjoyed your commentary on there so much, I decided I had to follow your blog from that point on. I’m still enjoying reading your posts as they come in! Thanks for the giveaways and congrats on your 10 years!

  184. Hi Julie. Think I’ve been following you for at least 4 years or more. Love all the tips you give and have made The Summer Fun Quilt in 2018 from your instructions. Hanging in the computer room above the bed. Love it!!

  185. Hmmm, I’ve probably been following for a couple of years at least and am always happy to find your postings in my email. You’ve sure made some beautiful quilts over the years I’ve been following! Oh and you’ve produced some very cute grandchildren! Ha!

  186. Thanks for 10 years of dedication to this blog. I have been following for about 4 years and always enjoy your content. Keep up the good work!

  187. I’ve been enjoying your blog for about 5 years or so. I’ve made a few things, including your delicious granola! I especially like pay it forward Sunday! Thanks for teaching me new things Julie.

  188. Hi, Julie. I’ve been following your blog for at least 3, maybe 4 years now. I love your patterns especially the minis. Thank you so much for the freebies,

  189. Hello, congratulations on this big milestone! I have been following your blog for about 6 years. I love your tips and tutorials and seeing the quilts, etc that you make. I also enjoy the family times that you share. Wishing you another wonderful 10 years blogging.

  190. I have followed your blog since signing up for your summer quilt quilt along. I look forward to your posts each week. Thanks for all of the tips and fun!

  191. Thank you for 10 years of dedication. I’ve been following your blog for about 4 years and always enjoy what you offer..

  192. I have been following your blog for over five years, maybe even closer to ten. Time is lost to me. Thankyou for all the tutorials. I have enjoyed following your blog and making the projects.

  193. I think I have been following your blog for 2 -3 years. I always find inspiration from your beautiful creations and have printed off dozens of your tutorials. I love the heart Sachet tutorial in today’s blog, and will be making several of them for my friends and family. Looking forward to getting your blog for many months ahead. Thanks!

  194. Congratulations on 10 years of inspiring other quilters/crafters! I think I started following you about 5 years ago. Always enjoy reading your blog, lots of ideas and great pics and good information. Thanks so much. Keep up the excellent work!

  195. I have been follow for a couple of years maybe more. Since I retired time isn’t so important.
    I love looking at your projects and wish I was half as productive as you are!

  196. I’ve been reading your blogs for at least two years. I love your paying it forward, giving the artist credit for their creations.

  197. Aloha,
    I’m not sure how long I have been following you or how I found you but Iook forward to your blogs. I especially enjoyed the ones about your sister’s garage. Amazing! Stay safe and keep on blogging.
    Mahalo.

  198. Congratulations, Julie! I think I’ve followed you for at least 4-5 years and have always enjoyed every post. My favorite feature was your Pay It Forward posts and miss them, but your blog is always filled with grace and generosity. Cheers!

  199. Hi, I really don’t remember when I signed on to your blog but I know it’s years! I enjoy it, have made some of your patterns too. Opted this year to make the Bunny Bags you had shared the url with us for the tutorial, so far I have 40 made, they are going to the nursing care facility in my hometown way up in the north eastern area of Maine! Thanks for the opportunity!

  200. Wow! Good Job! I have enjoyed your blog for 8+ years, but am not certain of when I started.
    Thank you so very much for all the interesting comments, and great tutorials!

  201. I have read your blog from time to time, but started following a few months ago. I find your blog entertaining and filled with useful tips and techniques. Happy Anniversary.

  202. I think I have been following your blog for over 9 years. I love all of your projects and now finally have time to get more done.

  203. I am not sure how long I have been following you but am going to guess close to the ten years that you have been blogging? I know I have quite few projects made from your inspiration and/or patterns.

  204. Julie, I live in the mountains of Southeast Tennessee. I came upon your site several years ago, and what a blessing & an inspiration you are to me, and so many others! I have quilted the Nordic Table Runner and the mug rugs, as gifts. Thank you dear friend for all you do!

  205. I really don’t know how long…3 or 4 or 5 years. When I was young grandma said the older you got the faster the time went. Boy,was Grandma right!!

  206. I don’t remember how I found your blog, but I’ve only been following you and your creativity since last July. Your tips and techniques have been helpful. Thank you!

  207. I’ve only been following about 2 years but love your enthusiasm, seeing your family and of course new ideas and patterns. Keep up the wonderful work you do. Blessings from Michigan!

  208. I started following you when you helped with the BOM on The Quilt Show. You gave clear, easy to follow instructions.

  209. Congratulations! Not sure how long I have been reading your blog but… I do remember your post about your oldest daughter getting married! So it’s been awhile.

  210. Hi Julie, I’ve been following your blog for 5-7 years; time flies! Your patterns are so straightforward & easy to follow; I’ve enjoyed making several quilts, wall hangings & runners.

  211. Hi Julie, I’ve been following for about 2 years. One thing I really enjoy is your color choices, they are really different from what I usually choose, and I’m trying to stretch myself and try more modern color combos.

  212. Hopefully I am leaving a comment where I am supposed to for the giveaway! To be honest, I have no idea how long I have been following your blog. I think it is one of those things that it seems like forever, I know that it has been a few years. I am grateful for it though!! Thank you.

  213. Congrats on 10 yrs. I have been following you for about 5 yrs. and have loved your patterns. You always get me excited to start a new project.

  214. Dear Julie,
    I have been reading and enjoying your posts for about 3 years! I love the patterns and tips you share and I particularly like the “Pay it Forward”Sunday posts. Thank you for sharing your expertise and knowledge with us!

    Beverley Evans

  215. Hi Julie, it seems I’ve been enjoying your blog for at least a couple of years. You have some great tutorials and I love the fabrics that you use to create the projects. I’m sure I’ve done two or three. Hope I’m lucky enough to win one of the prizes! Keep writing your blog……..

  216. Congratulations. I can’t remember how long I’ve been following you, maybe five years, always enjoy your comments and remember specially the ones you made re the frixion pen which saved me much embarassment. I had to send a quilt to a cousin in Scotland (from Argentina) can you imagine her horror if she had opened the packet and seen all my scribbles prior to my free motion!!!! I put my intended gift in the freezer and yes, all the marks were there. Hence I quickly made her a lap quilt with chalk markings which would disappear, so thanks to your article, I only use frixion on gifts that will not travel by air!

  217. I’ve been reading this blog for at least 3 years and have done several of your sew alongs. Thanks for all you do.

  218. Hi, you blog site is really nice. I don’t think I have ever had an invitation before to look at your site.

  219. Found your blog and made your placemats as a group quilting project for our senior citizen center, not sure when it was. Have followed you since then. Thanks.

  220. Truthfully, I didn’t know until
    I searched craftyquilter in my email…I keep them all! It looks like Oct 21,2021 was my first one. (Not that long I guess…)

  221. Congratulations on your blog anniversary, Julie! I have been with you a couple years, and love your blogs and how they inspire me.

  222. I am a new reader in have really enjoyed your fresh ideas. They give me another way of looking at things. Congratulations on ten years and wishing you many more years of blogging.

  223. It has only been an enjoyable and informative few years. However, I learn something new or am reminded of something I forgot. So gladvI found you. Best wishes, Karen Z.

  224. Hi Julie, I remember the first time I met you at the Granary quilt shop in Sunnyvale. I had no doubt picked up a load for my quilt ‘stash’ back here in Norway. You told me you had just started a blog which I have enjoyed following ever since. Your aim was to get 500 followers….how many have you now? Congratulations on the 10 years.. can’t believe it’s gone so quickly and thankyou for all your tips, patterns and research you do for your followers

  225. Congratulations, Julie! Thanks for sharing you creative pursuits with us. I think I have been a subscriber for about 5 years.

  226. Congratulations Julie! Gee, I have followed your blog for so many years that I can’t remember if it is 6 years or 8 years. You taught me so much, and I look forward to your instructional/helpful emails packed with your quilts, patterns, quilt a long info, book and recipe suggestions and of course your family photos. Thanks for all the years of happiness you bring to so many of us.
    June

  227. Hi Julie, I picked up on your newsletter through the Granary a year or so ago. I enjoy your pattern,
    tips and family pics. Also seeing you at the shop. Thanks for doing this.

  228. Hi! Debi here. I’ve been following you for ONE year. I’m new to quilting. I love your site cause it has a great human touch.

  229. Hello Julie! Congratulations on your 10 year blogiversary!!! It’s very exciting isn’t it? I can only imagine. I’ve been following your blog for at least 4 years possibly more – just don’t remember well anymore. I love your ideas and projects and all the fabrics you show us. I’m going to print off the heart sachet tutorial and make that – I’ve done this with several of your projects through the years. Love the giveaway kits too! GOD bless and keep you save, healthy & strong!

  230. Hi Julie
    I love your blog and have followed you since COVID started. I am new to blogs and quilting. I have sewn for years but just recently started quilting. I live in Victoria BC. .l Hope I win I love your patterns. patsy

  231. Congrats on 10 yrs. I have been ready your blog for about 1 yr. I really enjoy everything that you write. I am now going to sign up for it newsletter. Thank you for the giveaway. Q

  232. I’ve been reading your blog for several years and it is still one of only a few that I always open and read completely. I have saved so many of your patterns, tips, and links to other bloggers. Thank you! It’s a pleasure!

  233. Hi Julie! I know I have been following you since at least face mask making time. I remember sending you a message when Tula Pink featured your face mask pattern on one of her Instagram videos & I was super excited for you!! Congratulations on 10 years of blogging!

  234. Congrats on ten years! I’m pretty sure I’ve been following your blog since before your adorable grandkids were born. I’ve enjoyed every one of your posts, not only because of the many useful tips and great projects that you share, but also because of your upbeat tone and generous spirit of sharing what you’re “Sew Thankful” for. Keep up the great work Julie!

  235. Hi Julie — I’ve been following your blog since at least 2017. I found a blog about a quilted heart tutorial that I saved. Congratulations on your 10 year blogiversary!

  236. Don’t know the # of years..it’s been a few..enjoy the Sunday posts and I signed up for newsletter. Love following your family and the many projects you showcase. Here’s to many more years!

  237. Hi Julie; I have been following you for about 5 years. I love the ideas and the links you share. I particularly love your fresh and sunny colors and simple patterns. I also enjoy your family notes as I have grand daughters about the same age. Hope to follow you for another ten years!

  238. Probably at least 6 or 7 years ago. My daughter went into a quilt store where they had packaged the fabrics for one of your patterns. But I had to go online to download your free Christmas table runner that was checkered and had holly cut out on each end. I have since made 4 of those – 1 for Christmas for my daughter, 1 valentine, 1 St. Patrick, and 1 4th of July for me using the same pattern but with different rick racks on the end. I LOVE that pattern.
    Thanks for all your great patterns. I even bought the valentine quilt pattern when I visited the store you work at about 3 years ago. Unfortunately, you had just left the store by the time I got up enough courage to talk to you.

  239. Congratulations on 10 years. Thanks for these wonderful give a ways. I have been sewing since I was six and quilting since I was 25. Oh I am now 63, I really dont know how long I have been following you. At least a couple of years.

  240. I’ve been following your blog for 3-4 years. I love reading your recommendations when you want to pay it forward, and have subscribed to other bloggers as a result of your posts. It’s wonderful to see your grandchildren growing, and enjoy pictures of your family and quilts.

  241. I honestly don’t know how long. I’m sorry. My brain has a hard time with this type of question due to Parkinson’s. I know it has been since at least Mother’s Day 2021 but think it is longer. I just am not sure.

  242. Hi Julie. I’ve been following you since June 19, 2013. I still have the email confirming my subscription!! Love your blog. Thank you for all the great tips and advice. I look forward to the next 10 years!!

  243. Congrats on 10 years! Not sure how long I’ve been following you but it has been several years. I always find something interesting and inspiring! Thank you!

  244. Hi, Julie! I’ve been following you for 5 to 7 years. I enjoy your articles about quilting, your family–esp. the grands, and your travels. I love your patterns and fabric choices. I saw many of your shows from the Quilt Show during the pandemic. You are an excellent teacher! I am a retired teacher of reading, dyslexia, coaching new teachers, and staff development. Sending good wishes from Maryland!

  245. Hi Julie, I don’t know if I have been following you for your full 10 years but it’s pretty close. I’ve made a few of your patterns, my favourites being Patchwork Peter Rabbit, Woven Heart Block (which I made into a valentine’s table run) and Nordic Star (which I made into placemats). Your Maple Pecan granola is a favourite of mine and my two children and their families. I’ve enjoyed your Sunday Pay it Forward and always found something I could save for future use. Thanks for sharing your talents with us and best of luck as you embark on your next 10 years as The Crafty Quilter.
    ps: I live in Canada but have a US address if I am lucky enough to win one of your giveaways.

  246. I’m a newbie, I’ve only been following for about a month, but I sure am glad that I found you, you have such wonderful ideas!

  247. Happy 10th Anniversary! I’ve been following your blog for a little over 2 years. Thanks for hosting a giveaway and I good luck to all the participants.

  248. I can’t remember how long I’ve subscribed to your posts. I made two table runners using your patterns, one with the Christmas theme and the other using orange peel appliques. Sorry, I don’t have their names. I

  249. I’m not sure but I have been following you for at least 2 years! Love reading all your posts and tutorials!!! Thanks for all you share!

  250. I first found your blog in 2016 and have been following you ever since. I found you’re very inspirational and I really enjoy reading your blogs. Thank you so much for all that you do.

  251. Hi Julie,
    I’m not sure how long, but seems like a long time. I started quilted 11- 12 years ago and it seems it was shortly after that time that I found your website. Thanks for all you do for all of us.

  252. Congratulations Julie! It is not easy to continue for 10 years!! Thank you so much! I followed your blog since I started to take your beginners quilt class at granary… I looked up and it was January 2013:). So I have been following 9 years!! When I moved out of state, your blog brought me bright sun shine from California:). Also it helped me to keep me up during covid and I made three quilts done, out of two are made from your class:). Thank you so much for sharing us joy of quilts, crafts and more in life!! Happy 10 blogiversary!!

  253. I think I’ve been following you from almost the beginning. I think it is one of the first ones I started to follow. You are just wonderful with all you share with us. (idaho-kcatcenturylinkdotnet)

  254. I have been following you for several years, and enjoy your posts! I love the pay it forward, and like that you share projects from others (some of which I’ve dong).

  255. WOW 10 Years is a long time to be blogging and still loving it, as it is obvious you do….I’m new to sewing/quilting and have been following about 1-1.5 years..Thank you for all you share and teach!

  256. Congratulations on your tenth anniversary! I have
    been following you for probably at least four years now and always look forward to your post. Be regards.

  257. Congratulations on your 10th Anniversary!!!! I just love seeing your emails! I wish you many more years ahead on this crafty adventure. I believe I have been following your blog for 3-4 years.

  258. Hi, Julie. Congratulations on 10 yrs.!! I’ve enjoyed “The Crafty Quilter” for more than a few. Your THANKFUL SUNDAY is so special…I look forward to those. Your family photos and articles are wonderful. Your sites are so bright and cheerful…full of fun and inspiration. Thank you for the wonderful patterns and tutorials. Enjoy being part of your quilting blog/newsletter family. Can’t wait to see what the future newsletters bring.

  259. Congratulations on a decade of blog posts! I’m not sure how long I’ve been a follower, but I would say over five years. I really enjoy your posts and your newsletter.

  260. I cannot tell you how long I have been receiving your posts but it’s ALWAYS a treat for me in reading them! I find inspiration in the stories, all the colors and prints on the fabrics. Love seeing the projects worked out and finally come together. Ha! Gives me hope! Thank you!

  261. I really can’t remember how long I have been reading your blog. I think about 5 years at least. I enjoy all of your posta although I don’t often comment. Would love to win something!! I never seem to although I enter all these giveaways! Congratulations and thanks! [email protected]

  262. I’ve followed Julie C. for years, probably 5 years. I recommend your blog to all my friends, I;ve learned so much from your tutorials. Most of all I appreciate your generosity & creativity shared with us followers.

  263. I’ve been following for several years and enjoy your posts. I don’t know how many things I’ve made from your blog but I love your creativity and ideas.

  264. I don’t recall how long I have been viewing your blog. I know it has been quite a while. I enjoy your tutorials.

  265. I especially love your Sunday posts and shares. I’ve been following you probably 4-5 years and you have introduced me to the world of quilting bloggers. Thanks!

  266. I think I have been following you for about 10 years. I took my first quilting class with you when I found out I was going to be a grandmother. Harper is now 101/2. How quickly time goes.

  267. Congratulations on your 10th year blogging anniversary! I’ve learned so much from you along the way. I think I’ve been following you for about eight years. You were one of the first ones I came across, and I enjoy getting your posts so much! –Susan

  268. I have been enjoying your blog since Sept. 2018. I like your format, easy directions and ideas. I like making smaller projects that you come up with in between sewing larger quilts. Keep up the good work. Shirley Baublitz [email protected].

  269. I have been following your blog for five or six years. Initially got to watch your teaching on The Quilt Show and then was delighted to find your blog. I still check your you tube tutorial for refreshers on binding. Thank you so much!

  270. Happy 10-year blogiversay. I have following you for a least 3 years. Most of that time was at a different email address. Both giveaways are nice, but I really hope I win the first one 🙂

  271. I’ve been following your blog for about two years. I always enjoy your quilts and family pictures of grandchildren! I also enjoy my grandchildren!

  272. Hi Julie, I have been following your blog since your first granddaughter was born. For quite sometime. Ten years! Wow. Can you believe that? I enjoy your instructions and your projects. I always look forward to your newsletter in my inbox. You create some beautiful things.

  273. Hi Julie. I discovered you in 2014 when I participated in the A To Z for You and Me BOM by Janet Stone. I watched all your videos you did for the Quilt Show and found your blog and followed you ever since!!

  274. I have been following you for at 5 years, maybe longer! Thank you for all of the tips that I have learned! Happy 10th Anniversary and many more!

  275. Hi Julie! I so love your blog! I’ve probably been following you for about 5 years now. I love all of your helpful hints and suggestions! I did your “ Summer” wall hanging and just love it. I always look forward to your newsletter and have many times gotten lost going the “rabbit” hole of the latest new ideas! Thanks Julie! Nancy W

  276. I have been following your blog now for about a year! When I found your blog, I found everything I was looking for! I can’t wait for each of your posts! It’s like opening a christmas present each time! My favorite posts are your product reviews. They always seem to be exactly what I need at the right time and the items you share are genuinly useful! Oh and I do love all the patterns you share! Honestly, there isn’t anything that I don’t love that you share! Thank you for being such an inspring and generous infuencer!

  277. Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations on you 10 year blogiversary! I believe I’ve been following you for about 5 years. I do enjoy your blog, tips, and patterns.

  278. Julie… I am so happy to be an avid follower of yours for 5 plus years (maybe more!!!). I just added your newsletter to my much looked forward to subscriptions too
    Congrats on 10 year blogging and bringing us quality content!
    Kathi

  279. Hi hi hi! So excited for your giveaway! Happy TEN YEAR blogiversary!! I’ve been following you for almost a year. Love all your tips and pattern highlights!

  280. Hi Julie, can’t find my start date, but I’ve been quilting for about 6 years and you’re one of my first (and favorite) blogs! I have gotten so many good tips, tricks and patterns from you!! Thanks much

  281. Although I have watched your you tube tips and tricks since 2016 I did not start following your blog until 2019. I love your patterns and tips.

  282. I have probably been following you for about 4 years, maybe longer. The pandemic has made my time perception worse. I do enjoy keeping up with you. Looking forward to another in-person class one of these days
    Robbie

  283. My childhood friend told me about you and your blog several years ago. I love receiving your emails and I’ve been a fan ever since.

  284. Hi Julie. Yes I really have become addicted to quilting mostly smaller things. You actually inspired me early on about 2 years ago with your smaller mug rug and lap quilts. It has grown from there and I’ve embarked on my longest and most difficult quilt so far. My youngest son and girlfriend took a 5 month trip around the uS for enjoyment and to choose a new home,leaving from their home in Charleston going west and stopping to visit family and friends. They have a roof nest on top if his Subaru and about the time they got to Kansas to see his brother my husband said, you should make a quilt of their travels. So I began in earnest. Embroidering each map state they went thru using instagram pictures to highlight their favorite actives. Each map is 8×8 and after embroidering I’ve attached it to an 11×11 light blue. I’ve finished 16 states to date and have about 10 more. Thankfully every state wasn’t choked full of activities like California and all the western states. Their goal was to visit as many national park as possible and when finished after visiting northwest and Chicago they chose Chicago to make their move. My goal is to finish by Easter. And take it to them. Thank you again for helping me thru your cool creative ideas to then come up with my own and make this quilt. I’ll send you some photos.

  285. Hi Julie, I don’t remember how long I have been following but I do know I have enjoyed all that you have shared! Thank you for keeping us entertained!

  286. Hi Julie, I know I have thoroughly enjoyed all of your ideas for at least 5 years. You are so kind to share all of these things and I am most grateful. I look forward to your weekly blog. You’re the best. Hugs, Kay Parch

  287. I don’t remember how long I have followed your blog, but it’s been quite awhile. I get some ideas which I may or may not ever get done. Thanks for all you do. Grace

  288. Hello, Julie! I have subscribed to your blog for about 3 years. I love it and I get a happy look on my face when I see it hit my inbox! I read all of them and even save them in a folder so I can go back and catch up on things you have written about that I didn’t have time to try when I first read about them. You might like to know that you are the one and only quilting blog I subscribe to. I’ve read others from time to time but yours is the one that inspires me the most! I hope you are making it through this leg of the pandemic and the cold, cold weather we’ve had of late. I live in Michigan and, believe me, I am counting on spring already! Thanks for all you do to educate me and fill me with ideas. Have a wonderful day!
    Sarah

  289. Hi Julie, I’ve been following your blog and loving it for about six years now…just about as long as I’ve been quilting. Your tips and tutorials have helped me out more times than I can count. I was also fortunate enough to be able to enroll in your Zoom “possibilities” class last autumn, which was a lot of fun! I finished that quilt in time to send it off as a Christmas gift. It was a treat to take one of your classes, usually out of range for me here in NM. Congratulations and thanks for all your help and inspiration!

  290. I can’t remember exactly how many years I have been following your blogs, but I would say between 3-5 years. However long it has been, I always look forward to the next one.

  291. I can’t say for sure, but it’s been a long time. If you’ve been online for 10 years, I’d say it’s close to 8 or 9 years. I was very active in quilting then. I still have a pile of fabric, but at age 90 I’m slow with everything now. I still read your blogs.

  292. I have been following your blog for several years, maybe the whole time. I have always loved your Thankful Sunday collection of other ideas on quilting sites. It has always be important to me to look over all you send because I enjoy your taste in projects. Congratulations on these 10 years and pray for many more years to enjoy our blog.

  293. I’ve been enjoying your blog for a couple years now. Very helpful information, and I love your seasonal recommendations from such a wide variety of designers. Thank you!

  294. Hi Julie,

    I’ve been enjoying your blog for about 5 years and it’s time to thank you for all the patterns, quilt tips and evaluations of products. Hope you’ll still be doing it 10 years from now. Gail

  295. I have been reading for about 18 months. I enjoy it all and have made several of the monthly projects from last year.

  296. I have been following you for about a year and love to see what new quilts you are making. I enjoy the blog and look forward to the patterns you post. Thanks.

  297. I don’t know how long exactly but I think at least 5 years. I’ve gotten several great projects from your blogs. Thank you.

  298. Hi Julie, I’m not sure I’ve been following you for your full 10 years but pretty close. I’ve made so many of your patterns – Patchwork Peter Rabbit, Woven Heart block (of which I made a table runner) and Nordic Table runner (which I made placemats) are among my favourites. And, your Maple Pecan Granola is so good I make a batch every few weeks to share between myself and my two grown children and their families. I enjoyed reading your “Pay it Forward” Sunday newsletter; there was always something I kept from them. Thank you for sharing your talents with the quilting/crafting community. Keep up your wonderful work. I look forward to reading your newsletter for many years.

  299. Hi Julie, I don’t need a giveaway, just emailing to thank you! I really enjoy your blog, and I’ve made/adapted some of your patterns and ideas. I also took a class from you on ruler quilting some years ago as well. Thank you!

  300. Julie, I’ve followed you/read your newsletters for a long time. Your tutorials/patterns are great. Thanks for the opportunity to win!