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Villa Rosa Designs Fast & Fun Blog Hop Comes to an End

Hello Quilty Friends!

Happy Thursday to you!

I can’t believe that a week has passed since we began our very first VRD Blog Hop. It’s been SEW MUCH FUN, hasn’t it?

Our participating bloggers have shared their VRD quilts, tips and tricks, and inspiration by the boatload — just what we all needed in the middle of January to help us jump start a new fun project! You can visit Villa Rosa Designs HERE to see our catalog of over 500 Rose Card patterns for even more inspiration.

Here’s the special VRD Rose Card collection used for this very Fast & Fun Blog Hop:

Get your own set before they’re gone HERE.

An enormous HUG goes out to our amazing bloggers for participating in the Blog Hop and showing us their own spin for the VRD Rose Card patterns above. Thank you, Bloggers, for taking the time to be part of the Blog Hop!

From Bolt to Beauty
Kathleen McMusing
Jaftex Companies

Pieceful Thoughts
Little Penguin Quilts

Quilt with a View
MMM Quilts

Cheryl’s Teapots 2 Quilting
Devoted Quilter
Quilts of Valor Foundation

Needle and Foot
Am I Shouting Yet?
Electric Quilt

The Crafty Quilter
Jo’s Country Junction
Keepsake Quilting
Stitchin At Home

And of course, did I mention all the prizes up for grabs??? See below for MORE PRIZES!

We couldn’t have done this Blog Hop without the support of our very generous sponsors —

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I’m bummed that the Fast & Fun Blog Hop is wrapping up today. Sadly, all good things much come to an end sometime. And this Blog Hop really was a “good thing,” wasn’t it?

I really enjoyed reading each participating blogger’s post each day, didn’t you? I must confess that I read them over breakfast because I honestly couldn’t wait to see which quilt each blogger created! And I absolutely loved reading the comments on our VRD post as well as the comments on the other blogs. What fun!

THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to hop from blog to blog this past week. It really warms my heart that so many folks came along for our Fast & Fun Blog Hop ride!

If you haven’t finished reading all the posts for the Hop and leaving comments to register for prizes, you have through Sunday, January 29th to do so. Use the links above to visit each participating blogger to catch up on your reading and your prize entries.

I just have to do a quick shout out to my cousin, Robin, a fellow quilter. Robin had her knee replaced yesterday and after waking up from anesthesia and while she had a little lunch, she made sure to read Wednesday’s blog posts for the Hop. Now that’s real dedication! Heal fast, Cuz.

Winners will be drawn next week, notified, and prizes will be shipped in February. We will also be posting the winners in February, so stay tuned — it could even be you.

One Last VRD Fast & Fun Blog Hop Giveaway

Let’s review all the prizes that are up for grabs for this Blog Hop:

Everyone is eligible to win prizes. Please note that winners outside the USA will receive a digital set of the 2023 Blog Hop Rose Card pattern collection.

There are several opportunities for you to win prizes during the blog hop:

  1. Individual bloggers may be hosting giveaways on their blogs for you to win. Please visit these bloggers to find out about their giveaways and how to register.
  2. Villa Rosa Designs is giving away a 2023 Blog Hop Rose Card pattern collection on each participating blog.
  3. Sponsor prizes have been donated by our lovely Sponsors, above, and even from some of the bloggers, too! These prizes are divided into 2 different categories —
    • Grand Prize Boxes (of which there are 2) are filled with tons of quilting goodies including books, fabric, precuts, notions, patterns, and more.
    • Individual Prizes (each blogger will select 3 winners on their blog) which may be books, patterns, fat quarter bundles, 5″ squares, 2 1/2″ strips, 10″ squares, notions, and more.

No purchase is necessary to participate in the Blog Hop or to win prizes.

Now, how about ONE LAST GIVEAWAY???

3 MORE QUILTS!!!

Quilt #1 (left) — Brownsville is 43″ x 54″

Quilt #2 (center) — Foxfire is 56″ x 72″

Quilt #3 (right) — Opening Night is 53″ x 71″

Here’s how to win one of these finished quilts:

You have up to 3 chances to win the quilts listed above on this blog post.

1.  Leave a comment on this post and tell us your thoughts about the VRD Fast & Fun Blog Hop.

2.  Become a blog follower/subscriber and leave a comment on this post telling us that you are a blog follower/subscriber.

3. Join our VRD Facebook group and leave a comment on this post telling us you joined our FB group.

Ready!  Set!  GO!

Please note that in order to leave a comment on this blog post to be registered for prizes, you will need to click on the comments link just under the blog title at the top of this blog post. After you click the “comments” link found to the right side, you need to scroll all the way down to the bottom of “comments” in order to find the “Reply” box to leave your own comment. Be patient — there may be a lot of comments to go through until you get to the bottom. Thank you.

Don’t forget — registration for prizes closes Sunday, January 29th.

 Winners will be selected randomly on Monday/Tuesday January 30th/31st.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS SO WE CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU ARE A WINNER!

Well, Quilty Friends, I thank you for hopping along with us this past week. Hope you had as much fun as we did!

See you next Thursday!

Until then —

Sew. Laugh. Repeat.

Always,

Tricia @VRD

166 thoughts on “Villa Rosa Designs Fast & Fun Blog Hop Comes to an End

  1. Jo sent me! I thought the blog hop was fun. I only follow one or two of the blogs, so it was neat seeing brand new people and the variations they made with the different patterns. It was really cool and definitely gave me some ideas. It’s always fun seeing quilts in different color ways.

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  2. Thank you Tricia for putting together the Blog Hop; it was my first and had never heard of a Blog Hop. It was nice to see some of the blogs I am already familiar with and discover new ones. However, I did have problems commenting on some using my mobile devices. Ended up having to go on my laptop and commenting there and changing some blog settings. Due to time constraints I did have to pass on some of the blogs. Enjoyed very much seeing how the bloggers used each of the patterns and adapted them to their requirements. Would this be something you would be putting together maybe twice a year? I am a subscriber to your VR blog and a member of the VR Facebook group.,

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  3. I am a subscriber.
    The blog hop has been so much fun! I am constantly amazed at how different a quilt looks in a new colorway! For example, I love Opening Night on the pattern card and to see it in these colors is totally different! Wow!! Thank you fir doing this!!

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  4. It was so inspiring to see the VRD made up in different fabrics and colors. I practically swooned over some of them, and I have renewed enthusiasm and energy to get back to sewing. I picked up several more cards while at Road2CA.
    Thanks for a fun event.

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  5. I am a subscriber and I follow you on FB. I just really enjoyed meeting all the bloggers and seeing all their creativity. Love Villa Rosa Designs I have so many of them I need to change to digital I am running out of room for them. Thank you

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  6. Thanks for having this blog hop, it was super fun. Loved seeing all the different creations with these patterns. Jo Sent me, love following her blog!

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  7. I’ll admit… I don’t follow/read a bunch of blogs on a normal basis, but I’ve enjoyed this past week. I always get inspired looking at other artists’ work. I now have about ten more projects I want to do!

    I am a member of the facebook group….

    AND…. I did subscribe to the blog.

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  8. I really enjoyed this blog hop and hope that you do this again next year! I enjoyed the variety of quilts each blog hop participant created! I follow on Facebook

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  9. The blog hop was so fun. I’m glad Jo told us about it so we could join in. The only problem I had was with Blogger. It wouldn’t let me comment so I didn’t get to join every blog contest.

    I like the quilt with the bronze border. It’s much different than I would normally choose. I think it’s Firefox but the quilts don’t display in a row on my phone.

    Thanks for the blog hop!

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  10. I really enjoyed this blog hop. I love seeing how each designer makes their own mark on a pattern by using different fabrics and maybe changing the layout to their liking. Thanks for hosting this hop!

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  11. The Villa Rosa organized Blog Hop has been very interesting. It was an opportunity to see so many blogs I would not have normally seen… now I am a follower of many of them. I picked up many new ideas, quilting tips & projects I want to try from participating in this activity. Thank you for organizing it.
    I am a Villa Rosa follower on blog & Facebook group.
    drkopplin@venturecomm.net

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  12. I am a huge fan of VRD, have a binder full of VRD patterns (that I use the app to keep track of!) and have made quilts and table runners out of so many of them. I made 3 VRD pattern quilt tops over last weekend! I follow on Facebook and enjoy seeing what others make from their patterns, which is so inspiring. Thanks, VRD for such a fun week with the blog hop! Let’s do it again soon!

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  13. I have thoroughly enjoyed the blog hop… seeing all the different projects and colorways of the different patterns. Thank you to all the participants for sharing the runners and quilts you made. Thank you “sew” much to all the sponsors for the generous giveaways. Thank you Villa Rosa for doing this blog hop. I hope you do another one in the future.

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  14. Thanks for doing this blog hop- it was fun to see all the different designs each person came up with. ALL THE QUILTS FROM TODAY ARE NICE- HARD TO PICK ONE.

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  15. I have never done a blog hop before–it was fun and great to see how each blogger put their own spin on the Villa Rose pattern. I will be reading more blogs, including the Villa Rosa Designs blog (I’ve bookmarked it.)

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  16. I am a Facebook group subscriber and rarely miss your Fryday night broadcast.
    The Firefox Quilt #2 is my favorite.
    I enjoyed the variety of the blogs during the week and have subscribed to a few new ones which really sparked my creative juices!
    Thanks for making this adventure possible

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  17. This was a great idea! Loved the inspiration from each of the bloggers. Looking forward to starting my table runner, Hillside Charm, Nantucket…

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  18. This blog hop was so much fun. I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful quilting projects and inspirational ideas for the VRD patterns. Thank you, and a big thanks to all the wonderful sponsors.

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  19. I enjoy the hop. I don’t get quilt shop very much now. I subscribed to your blog and joined the Facebook group. I like Brownsville quilt

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  20. I thoroughly enjoyed the daily blog hop and have subscribed to a few. I enjoyed seeing each individuals take on the set quilts!
    I am a FB follower already!
    Thank you for putting this together!
    simmons_t2m at hotmail dot com

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  21. Thank you Tricia, for my first blog hop, inspiration, pleasant visit and assembling ALL this! Any quilt would be a treasure, although the Claudette has a simple elegance to it that appeals to me personally.

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  22. This is my first blog hop. I really enjoyed reading all the blogs! So neat to see the bloggers creativity! A shout out to your cuz and after surgery was looking at VRD blogs and quilts! She’s a dedicated quilter! Thanks Tricia for the blog hop event!

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  23. It’s been so much fun to see how each blogger takes a pattern and does her own interpretation! There are so many possibilities with these patterns. Thank you for opening my eyes to new fabrics and friends. I’m looking forward to putting some of these ideas to work soon.

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  24. I have enjoyed the blog hop and seeing all of the various ways that different quilters made the patterns suitable to their style. I hope you will do another hop in the future because I think seeing patterns made in various styles help me visualize how I would make something similar.

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  25. This was a lot of fun. Haven’t been to a shop hop in a long time because of the distance and time involved so this was a fun and easy way to hop around. Thanks for all your work Tricia

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  26. This blog hop was great. It was alot of fun to see each bloggers ideas for your quilt patterns and to read their stories. It has inspired me to try some of these patterns.

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  27. What a great blog hop! I have really enjoyed seeing all the variety of ways people have used the designs. I have the Hillside Charm pattern and have recently made it for a friend going through a hard time. I did widen it by 4″ to make it a little larger for her. Thanks for a fun blog hop and all the chances for giveaways!

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  28. I am a subscriber. I have enjoyed all of the blog posts and have met a few new to me bloggers thru this blog hop. I do not have fb. Thank you for putting together such a fun blog hop.

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  29. I am already a follower on the blog and Facebook. I am actively viewing each regular. Do not always comment. Just quiet.

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  30. Loved the event. I was very confused about some bloggers comment procedure. I know each blogger use a different way and was not upset. I just was not able to comment. You did a great job introducing new bloggers to me. Thank you for your hard work

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  31. Thank-you everyone who participated and support. I too love VRD and have many projects made and yet to come. I’m a member of VRD. 🪡🧵

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  32. I really enjoyed this Blog Hop. I liked reading the blogs to see how they took the villa rosa patterns and designed their quilts. I have ideas for future patterns. Loved the tips they presented and subscribed to a blog. The hop was a wonderful idea.

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  33. I have greatly enjoyed this blog hop! I’m no longer on Facebook, but I do subscribe to your blog. I’m definitely going to make a S’Witched quilt! I love the color choices on the different blogs.

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  34. I have so enjoyed the blog hop and now have some new blogs to follow with some great tips. I have been a subscriber of Villa Rosa and a Facebook follower for awhile. Thanks for doing this blog hop and I hope you will do one again.

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  35. I enjoyed the blog hop and now have some new blogs to follow with many great tips. I am a subscriber of this blog and a follower on Facebook and have been for awhile. Love this blog hop idea and hope to see you do it again. Thanks!

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  36. The Blog Hop was a success!!!
    Thank you for a wonderful week! I enjoyed visiting different websites and seeing their versions of the quilts and how different fabrics can change the look of a quilt. It has inspired me to start quilting with different fabrics too. I also learned a lot of tips and tricks.
    The Blog Hop worked very well for those who cannot get out and about, but can participate in the Hop. Please, please, please do this again!
    I am also a VR subscriber and a member of VR Facebook group.

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  37. The blog hop was so much fun. It was interesting to see the same designs worked up in different colors. Almost every pattern I see becomes my favorite until the next one comes out.

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  38. #1 thanks so much for this wonderful and inspiring blog hop. I am ready for more of these great blog hops. I love this kind of inspiration. It was a lot of fun to see how different people used the same pattern to make their own version.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  39. Thank you! Seeing the Blog hop quilts in so many different fabrics really inspired me. I loved Villa Rosa quilt before, now I really love them!

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  40. I am a blog follower and your Facebook page.

    The blog hop was wonderful!! Please do it again. I loved seeing quilts made from the same pattern that are so different. I bought a number of patterns from you and have panel quilts in my basket. I was going to give away my panels but the bolt hop changed my mind. Thank you very much!!

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  41. It was fun visiting all the different blogs, several of whom were new to me. I liked seeing how each person interpreted the pattern. I am already subscribed to your blog.

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  42. I am a subscriber and a facebook member. I really like seeing the pictures of the quilts that other facebook members have completed. The blog hop has been great because it has introduced me to quilting blogs that I had no idea existed and I was able to follow those that really interested me. Thanks so much for putting this all together!!

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  43. This has been a fun week! Thanks for all that you did. I subscribed to the blog and I think I’m already a member of the Facebook group.

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  44. Thank you so much for this blog hop! It has been SOOOOOO fun and I honestly don’t do blog hops! It was wonderful to see all the different quilts and everyone’s different interpretation of the patterns! I am a subscriber to your blog and follow you on Facebook!

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  45. This has been a fun blog hop. Loving all the different fabric choices that folks chose to make their quilts. I’m a subscriber and have been for a while.

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  46. I really enjoyed visiting all the blogs and enjoying the beautiful ways the bloggers interpreted the patterns. It was inspirational.
    I also appreciate all the hard work that went into organizing this blog hop from contacting sponsors and bloggers to providing all the links to make our enjoyment easier.
    Thanks!

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  47. I really enjoyed this hop. I didn’t realize VRD had so many patterns. I will be looking more closely at those little cards from now on. Thank you!

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  48. This blog hop was awesome!! I loved reading and seeing which quilts everyone made👍👍 I am a subscriber as well as a beginner quilter I’ve also joined the FB page group and love seeing the quilts posted there.I ordered a few patterns today to give it a try..
    Want to say good luck to everyone that has entered into this fantastic giveaway as well👍👍👍👍

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  49. The blog hop was a fun way to be introduced to new bloggers, though since I’m not a blogger I could not comment on some of the blogs. It was also fun to see the variations in the quilts even though the same pattern was used.

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  50. Thanks to Jo I discovered this hop and I have enjoyed the quilts created and shown. The three you are giving away are fun, especially the big dots.

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  51. I thought this was a great blog hop, I love to find new quilt patterns, especially easier ones. And I enjoy seeing the same pattern made with lots of different fabrics.
    I found some new bloggers to follow and just enjoyed seeing so many beautiful quilts.
    Thanks for organizing this. It was great fun.

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  52. I truly enjoyed the VRD Fast & Fun Blog Hop, especially since Villa Rose Designs are new to me. Most of the bloggers are familiar friends and it was awesome to see them each interpret a pattern with their personality. I’m looking forward to seeing more VRD patterns around! duchick at gmail dot com

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  53. I had fun ‘seeing’ everyone’s special way of creating your patterns! I have been collecting Villa Rosa pattern cards for some time and want to start making the quilts. I do have quite a few panels to make into quilts!

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  54. Tricia, you did a fabulous job choosing the bloggers to participate in the Blog Hop! I already subscribe to your blog and also follow on Facebook. I am excited to see which blogs will be a good fit for me and anticipate learning a lot from these experienced quilters! Thank you again, Debbie

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  55. This blog hop has been sew much fun! I’ve discovered new bloggers and enjoyed there talents. I’ve subscribed to your blog and have joined the Facebook group.

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  56. I joined the FB group, following the blog.This was a fun hop. I did have trouble commenting on some of the blogs. Saw several patterns I want to try.

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  57. I enjoyed the Blog Hop as I got to meet some new bloggers. It’s also fun to see the quilts they made. I just recently bought Villa Rose Electron pattern as can’t wait to make it.

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  58. I am a subscriber and request to join the VRD Facebook. I have thoroughly enjoyed this blog. My first venture into the blogger world. It has been so much fun and I have learned so much. I love your patterns and will be putting them to good use in the future. Thank you very much

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  59. I loved this blog hop. The inspiration and ideas of how to make these quilting patterns has been wonderful. I am a great fan of Jo’s and by reading her blog is how I found out about this wonderful hop. Thank you to all the companies and individuals who generously donated all the prizes. Can’t wait for the next blog hop.

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  60. Jo sent me. Your first VRD Fast & Fun Blog Hop was a great success, and I enjoyed seeing everyone’s interpretation of the patterns. Thanks for doing this and hope we see more fun ideas in the future.

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  61. This was fun!. Hope you do it again. Sad tho I couldn’t post at a few of the shops. I don’t like to publicly post my email address.

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  62. I do follow by email and I’m a member of the FB group, but I’m with GeneBlack–I don’t need another quilt. But please enter me in the other prizes. Thank you! It’s been a blast!!!

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  63. I have really enjoyed this hop and have found some new blogs to read, too! It has been fun seeing all the different patterns made up in different fabrics.

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  64. Well, this was a great idea. It was very interesting to see how each blogger worked up the pattern she choose to showcase. Kudos to the team who put together this effort.

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  65. I thoroughly enjoyed the VRD blog hop!!! Next time around, I’d love to be one of the bloggers!!! The one thing I’m surprised that didn’t come up anywhere is the Villa Rosa app–I use it all the time and have my lists going there of what I own and what I want. I love using the filter to see what cards are new in the current year, too! More quilters need to know about the Villa Rosa app for smart phones!!!

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  66. I have enjoyed the blog hop. It is always fun to see different quilters versions of a pattern. I don’t really need a quilt, so don’t enter me for one of the three. But I would love to be entered for all the other prizes.

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  67. I’m a member of the Facebook Group and also follow blogs, many quilting ones and found new ones from this fun and fantastic Blog Hop! Thanks for all the fun and inspiration. The bloggers who wrote about their inspiration and finished quilt were very interesting!! mrssummy@gmail.com

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  68. Oh What beautiful patterns and the variety of results from the participants. Thanks for brightening up dark winter days.

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  69. I really enjoyed this blog hop. I loved seeing how each designer made a pattern their own. So many wonderful ideas. And thanks to all the great sponsors too.

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  70. What a fun time this blog hop has been! I loved seeing all the different quilts and how the designers used the vrd patterns to make their own renditions.

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  71. I am a subscriber, and have been in the Facebook group for a while. I loved the blog hop, quite a few of the bloggers made me think of other ways to use their card. In my quilt group we make fire victim quilts and fast and easy is ideal-especially when our supply gets hit by multiple fires in a day, as happened this week!

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  72. I am a subscriber and member of the Facebook group! I’ve never blooged before, but I really enjoyed reaading all the blog posts!! I loved seeing how everyone created a quilt from the patterns! So many creative quilters!

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  73. Thanks for the fun this week. I enjoyed seeing everyone’s take on the patterns and found some new blogs to follow. Including yours. I’m a member of the Facebook group and saw the post about the hop.

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  74. Well, thanks for the shout out cuz. As I am laying here in my hospital bed I had time to go through the blogs and learn some really good tips. I’m a follower for sure. I can’t wait to get started on some of the awesome VRD cards this year. I can’t believe all the wonderful giveaways.

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  75. I am a subscriber and member of the Facebook group. I enjoyed the blog hop, finding new bloggers and seeing how the different fabrics each quilter chose changed the look of the VRD quilt patterns.

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  76. Any of the 3 would be wonderful for me to donate but Brownsville might be the best for males. I have trouble in that area. This was all lots of fun.

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  77. The hop was fun after I figured out how to comment! I am a VR blog subscriber and have been a fan of the FB group for a few years I think. I watch Pat live on Friday.

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  78. This was a delightful blog hop. I enjoyed viewing all the different completed projects. It always amazes me how different fabrics change the look of a pattern.

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