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I haven't baked in a while because I gave up sweets about a year ago.  But today, I baked!  I may not be eating them, but they are for a few special friends.  I thought you might like to see what I made.

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As many of you know yesterday I turned 50 and wrote a blog post reflecting on the last decade of my life.  You can read it here.  In reflecting, I talked about how many wonderful and talented people I have met through my teachings and all along the way.   I also spoke of my warm and kind friends and family.  

Then... BOOM... it dawned on me!!! How cool would it be to have a quilt with a little bit of as many of those people stitched right in it??  Cool right?

So here is what I am asking, I would love for anyone who would like to be part of my Birthday Memory Quilt, to send me just ONE signature block!  

Below you will find the tutorial for the block that I would like.  This way they are all the same size and I can easily design the final quilt around all the blocks.  This will be so fun... See the tutorial below and then any final details at the end.

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Hello Everyone,

Yup, that is right, today I turn 50.  So what exactly does that mean?  For most people it has some either positive or negative meaning.  In my mind it symbolizes moving onto another wonderful chapter in my life.  For those of you who know me, you know that I am a happy and optimistic person... in general.  That said, I have been reflecting over the past decade and the events in my life and how these events have changed who I am today.  Also, what I have learned about myself. 

So I would like to take you through a brief pictorial story of some of the events that have transpired and my views on them.

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Day 1 of the Geese Migrations Blog Hop Book Tour!!   You are in for a real treat.  Today, you will be able to visit 3 Certified Quiltworx.com (Judy Niemeyer) Shops and see lots of great things and have the chance to win some great prizes too!

Here is what I would like to share with you today...

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Geese Migrations Book Tour Blog Hop!!! Many of you have already purchased the first book from Judy Niemeyer (Quiltworx.com) and are enjoying it!  But for those of you who are not familiar with the book, this blog tour will get you familiarized with the book. We are sure you will like every single quilt in the book!  There are 29 projects to make, that is right 29 in one book!  

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Hello Everyone,

How many of you remember Home Economics class?  This class was one of my favorite.  I had it in 6th grade for a whole year.  Half the year we learned to sew.  I made a ton of clothing and also some patchwork.  I actually still have my first patchwork pillow made in the class.

The second half of the year we learned to cook.  We made tons of different things.  Prepared menus, learned how to set a table, and then made the recipes from the menu.  I still have the recipe box with the recipes that we made, AND it is in my 6th grade handwriting.

I had the pleasure of reconnecting with my Home Economics Teacher, courtesy of Facebook!  I love that, a great way to find people that have been an important part of your life.

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Hello Everyone,

Two days ago, I purchased a new toy... well not really a toy, but a new sewing machine!  I LOVE my Viking Sewing machines and in fact I have 3.  Don't judge me as I know that some of you out there may have a few more than that.... right?? Anyway, I purchased a fourth one.  But I did sell one of the original three to make room for the fourth.  I must say I am smitten with my new purchase and so is another member of the household.

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Hello Everyone,

On Sunday, I taught the second session of the Paradise In Blooms Technique of the Month (TOM) Class at The Quilt Basket in Pawling, NY.  The students in this class are awesome!  I wanted to share a few of the pictures that I took during the second class.

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Hello Everyone,

Today I have just a bit of randomness about things happening around here these days.... 

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Hello Everyone,

I must apologize, I have been so busy meeting some important deadlines there really hasn't been time for me to blog.  But here I am today to offer you a giveaway as a little way of saying I am sorry... Hope you won't hold not blogging against me?  Today, I wanted to offer you a chance to win a $30 Gift Certificate to our shop!  You can get whatever you like!!  But you have to enter to win.

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Hi Everyone,

It has been awhile since I shared this quilt.  I did share it on Facebook and Instagram while I was quilting it, but forgot to blog about it.  So sorry.  Now it is actually complete and bound too!  I have just three photos to share, but I hope you enjoy.

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Hello Everyone,  

I can't believe it has been 10 days since I did a blog post.... Wow!  Anyway, I have been busy, so that could explain it.  I have been working on a deadline and I can't really share too much right now, but I will soon.  What I can show you, is little bits and pieces.... literally!

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Hello Everyone,

This past weekend was very inspiring.  So much so that I began and completed a new top.  Have you ever had an idea and had to pounce on it immediately?  Well, that is what I did.  And I am so psyched about it, I can't tell you!  I love it.  

Karen Eckmeier came to our classroom studio to teach three classes this past weekend.  The classes were full so I did not participate.  But I did soak in a ton!  She was the complete inspiration for this!  Thank you, Karen!

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Hello Everyone,

A few months ago I was showing you little sneak peeks of a project that I was working on.  Here are a few of the pics below.  But now that project is done and published!  So keep on reading and when you get to the end and the quilt is there!!

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Hello Everyone,

It is that time again... Canton Village Quilt Works has partnered with Rita of Red Pepper Quilts to do a giveaway!  CVQW is giving away a $30 gift certificate to our shop.

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Hello Everyone,

I am very excited to share with you the following news....

My first book is coming to my shop, and a shop/Amazon, near you in October!!. Here is a little sneak peek.... You will be able to get autographed copies through my site...  www.cvquiltworks.com.  I am also doing a book tour, trunk shows, and classes! If you are interested, please contact me at jackie@cvquiltworks.com! So excited!!

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Hello Everyone,

Canton Village Quilt Works has teamed up with Judy Niemeyer and Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics to bring you a Design Contest like no other!  We are all super excited to see the creativity that you all bring to the quilting world.  Here are the details:

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Hello Everyone,

When my friends Kate and Elizabeth asked me to be a part of their blog hop for their newly published book, how could I say NO???  I mean when you see the book, you will know why I said yes.  Just the mere title of the book leads you to want to know what you can do with your precut fabrics!  Really, we all have them right, strips, charms, fat quarters, you name it, we have them in our stash!!  So let's learn a little bit on what the possibilities are....

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Hello Everyone,

Diligently working yesterday, all the units that you have been seeing have now become a quilt top!!!  Yes, they have and I am thrilled with the results.  Let me show you how my day went, first a teaser photo... (I must apologize for the darker photos.... it was night time and I was having a difficult time getting them to be a little brighter)

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Meet Jackie

Jackie Kunkel

I am a quilter, online quilt shop owner, Nationally Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor and Certified Shop, designer, author, podcaster, mother, and wife. I have been quilting since 1993 years and in business since August, 2000. I love networking and having fun doing anything quilty! Learn More…

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