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Friday, September 7, 2012

Oh, So Sweet Blog Hop!!!!


Hello Dear Friends!
Today (Saturday) is my day in Moda's 
Oh, So Sweet!
Blog Hop.

September is National Sewing Month and what
better way to celebrate than lots of
give-a-ways and free patterns?

Our theme for this blog is a "Hometown visit."
So, I will be taking you for a little visit to
rural Ohio.


We actually live in Gettysburg, Ohio.  A little village
of about 500 people, an hour from the Indiana border.


Everyone in Gettysburg has a post office box that we go to
everyday to get our mail.
Here are the postal boxes for our entire town....
all on one wall!

Our nearest "BIG" city is Greenville, Ohio....

....population 13,189.

Greenville is known for 3 things:
the birthplace of Anne Oakley,

the Great Darke County Fair,

and......

Maid Rite.

Anyone who has been to Greenville, has been to Maid Rite.
The food is good, but it is the building itself,
that is famous.

Because every wall (outside, not inside!)
is covered with GUM!
(Sorry if you are eating while viewing this.)

Sometimes the "gum stickers" get
experimental and see what they
can leave in their gum.....

and some are more creative in their
"gum expressions."

You can even buy a souvenir T-shirt
to help remember your visit to
the "Gum Wall!"

So...now that you've seen more ABC gum (Already Been Chewed) than you ever wanted to,
let's get to the freebies!

Leave a comment telling me where you live and what
your hometown is known for and 
2 winners will randomly be chosen on Sept. 15th.

The first will win this jelly roll of my
newest line "Seascapes" coming to
stores in December.
(You will be the first to have this
fabric!!)

The second winner will receive a jelly roll of
"SPA" that was just released last month!

The sewing geniuses at Moda came up with an
"Oh, So Sweet" block using my fabric too.
Enjoy this free pattern by linking to:



Be sure to stop by 

and

today and visit their hometowns.
The rest of the week, you can travel
all over the world to other Moda designers too.

Sept. 9
PIECES FROM MY HEART
LAUREN & JESSE Jung 
and
FIG TREE & CO

 

Sept. 10
PRIMITIVE GATHERINGS
LILY ASHBURY
and
FRENCH GENERAL

Sept. 11
LUCIE SUMMERS
and
COTTON WAY 

 

Sept. 12
KANSAS TROUBLES
MALKA DUBRAWSKY
and
LAUNDRY BASKET QUILTS

Sept. 13
KATHY SCHMITZ
SWEETWATER 
and 
V AND CO.

Sept. 14
MINICK & SIMPSON
Jenn Ski 
and 
ZEN CHIC

Sept. 15
Prizes Announced on each blog. 

You will also want to stop by moda's blog the Cutting Table  all throughout  the week.

Goodbye and good luck from rural Ohio!
Always,
Deb



















586 comments:

  1. My hometown is Virginia Beach, VA. We are known for having the largest public resort beach according to the Guiness World book. That's why my husband and I always head south to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for any kind of beach day activities. It is no fun being around all those tourists! :-) (Growing up at the beach makes me even more partial to your new Seascapes line. I can't wait to get my hands on it!)

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  2. Hi Deb! Loved the ABC Wall! How fun. I live in Antioch, California - population about 100,000 - just east of San Francisco.
    My hometown has sent many young men to the NFL and MLB leagues through the years.
    Thank you for the giveaway! I LOVE your fabrics!

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  3. I live in Nacogdoches, Texas and our claim to fame is that it is the oldest town in Texas!

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  4. Love that Blue!

    I am from Walla Walla, Washington State....
    We are famous for Walla Walla Sweet Onions and more recently
    Red Wine.... I enjoy both.

    What an interesting question... thank you.

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  5. My hometown is L'Orignal, a small town in Eastern Ontario, Canada. L'orignal is the French word for moose and our town is so named because the moose crossed the Ottawa River at this point. Our courthouse which was built is 1825 is the oldest courthouse in Ontario.Thank you for the generous giveaway.

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  6. My hometown is Grand Haven, Michigan. It is famous as Coast Guard City USA. Every year the town holds a big festival to honor the Coast Guardsmen (and women) who keep boaters safe on our beautiful Lake Michigan.

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  7. We live out in the country near San Antonio, TX--which is of course, famous for Davy Crocket and the Alamo, really good TexMex food, and the San Antonio Spurs!!!

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  8. I'm from Allentown, PA, and during the Revolutionary War, the Liberty Bell was moved from Philadelphia and hidden from the British in a church here in town.

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  9. I'm from Cuyahoga Falls OH - South of Cleveland - and we're known for being Tree City USA! And we just celebrated our bicentennial!

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  10. I live in Severn, Maryland and our only claim to fame is that Toni Braxton is from here.

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  11. I'm from West Milton, OH (about a 1/2 hr. from you!) and our claim to fame is the Firemen's Sugar Waffles on Friday nights during the summer! Thanks for the giveaway - I love blue and white!

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  12. i live in summerville ga. and we are famous for howard finster the artist

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  13. I live in Harlan, Iowa and I don't think we're known for anything in particular, but Iowa, in general, is known for the State Fair and RAGBRAI and Johnny Carson and John Wayne.

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  14. I live in Warrenton VA - about an hour outside of Washington DC. We have beautiful farms, wineries, a charming main street and a fabulous quilt shop! Thanks for a chance to win - laurie

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  15. Ok, I'm totally grossed out by the gum. lol! I live in upper Westchester County, NY. Not known for anything. lol! Well, I guess we're known for our lake, but not much else. Thanks for the giveaway and the pattern. I love your new fabric lines -- anything blue. Gorgeous!

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  16. I live in Belgrade MN. We have the largest 'Crow' in the world! If that sounds strange you can check it out here...

    http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/6167

    PS...I can hardly wait for Seascapes to be in the stores...I totally love the colors and freshness of the fabric....so cool!

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  17. I live in a small community on the outskirst of Little Rock, Arkansas called Mabelvale. There is a postoffice and that's about it. It's a very rural area. Little Rock is the capitol of Arkansas and the Capitol building is a replica of the US Capitol bluiding.
    During Christmas it's all lit up with white lights. Of course, former President Clinton is from my state and his library is located by the Arkansas river.

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  18. I live in a very small town in Michigan and we love our Apple growers here. Thanks

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  19. I live in Georgetown, a suburb of Austin...In Austin we are known for Austin City Limits and South by Southwest music festivles. And now formula one racing.

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  20. I am from Harwinton, CT. It is a small town, so I am not sure what we are known for. We have a nice historical district and a church that is quite beautiful in the fall with the leaves.

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  21. I live in Leesburg,Georgia and it is named after Robert E. Lee's father Robert B. Lee. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. I live in Halsey (population 750) and we are known as the grass seed capital of the world! Thanks!

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  23. Oops! Forgot the state. It's Oregon.

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  24. Great give away! I live in St. Louis, MO, home of the Gateway Arch and world champion Cardinals! Woo hoo!

    (And some pretty tasty foods, too, like toasted ravioli and frozen custard from Ted Drewe's!) :)

    Sandy A

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  25. We are neighbors. I live in Sidney, Ohio. I have been to the great Darke County Fair many times. I love your fabrics line. How about we get together sometime for lunch?

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  26. My home town is famously known for the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach.

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  27. I call Peachtree City GA home. We are known for our 100+ miles of golf cart paths which Go all over town. I can Access most everything I need by golf cart except a quilt shop. No fabric stores in town either. Blue is my favorite color.

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  28. I am in Apple Valley, MN and we are known for the MN Zoo! And, btw, love these fabrics!!

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  29. I live in Kenai, Alaska and we are known for the amazing salmon fishing on the Kenai River. Once you eat fresh salmon from up here, you will not want the stuff from the stores.

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  30. I live in Piedmont, Oklahoma. I don't know about Piedmont, but Oklahoma is known for it's weather. Yesterday we set a record high of (I think) 105 degrees. Late in the afternoon we had about a 20 degree drop in temperature and wind gusts of 40-50 mph. Just another day in Oklahoma.

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  31. I live in Neer in the south of the Netherlands. My village is bigger than yours 2000 people. The village is known for its beer, there is a brewery called Lindeboom.

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  32. i was born in san francisco, ca and we were known (for a time) as the place where *hippie-ness* originated ... now i live in yakima, wa and we are known as the *palm springs of washington* .... you could not tell it for the past three winters ... bbbrrrrrr ... cold and wet, not like palm springs at all .... darlene

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  33. I live in Columbia City, Indiana.
    Our hometown has had a Vice President of the United States (1913–1921), Thomas R Marshall. A Governor of Indiana (1945–1949), Ralph F Gates. Also a NFL player and a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
    What I look forward to every year is our 4-H Fair, we have the best "Hot Beef Sandwiches".

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  34. I live in munich, germany, and in a few weeks Oktoberfest is starting ... you know the big beer festival (btw I hate beer). Another thing we are famous for is the GLockenpiel at the city hall. Thanks for the giveaway and greetings from germany, Hildy
    hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

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  35. That fabric looks delicious! Please count me in.

    I live in Rugby U.K. famous for the game of Rugby...it all started here in a school field just up from where I lived when William Webb Ellis broke the rules by running with the ball in his hands in 1823.

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  36. My hometown is Kansas City MO. Known for BBQ and the country Club Plaza, the Chiefs and the Royals.

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  37. My hometown is Hurricane, UT known as the Gateway to the Parks. Zion National Park is just a hop, skip & a jump away!

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  38. My current home town is Chattanooga, TN which is known for the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Really enjoying all the home town posts. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. I live in Ashland KY, the small town where Naomi and Ashley Judd are from originally. And Billy Ray Cyrus is from an even smaller town about 5 minutes down the road. But my hometown is Pittsburgh which is known for many things like great professional sports, the confluence of 3 rivers, one of the few working inclines in the world, the Andy Warhol museum, etc. Thank goodness neither place is known for any abc gum walls -- yuck!

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  40. I live in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Known for the Red Wings, Pistons, Tigers and Lions. The Fox and Fisher Theatre and the Det. Symphony Orchestra just to name a few. There is always somthing fun to do in Detroit. I love your new line of fabrics - the blues are beautiful! thank you from Detroit!

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  41. A gum wall?? LOL.Interesting...I live in RedBluff, CA..Tom Hanks was born here and his Mother still lives here.

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  42. I live in Erie, PA, on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie. Besides being known for the beaches and Lake Erie, we have the most beautiful sunsets! Can't wait to see your new line "Seascapes". Thanks for the giveaway.

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  43. I live in Stephenville, Newfoundland, Canada. my town was the Home of the former Earnest Harmon Airforce Base, for the US Government.

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  44. Our hometown is known as the town on the Thornapple River. What an assest the river is to our community. Now we need a quilt shop!

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  45. I live near Richmond, VA, which is known for it's Revolutionary War and Civil War history. It was the capital of the Confereracy during the Civil War. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  46. I live in Syracuse, NY. We have Syracuse University that is not only a great school but has a pretty darn good basketball team. We also have Dinosaur BBQ restauarant. Everyone that come from out of town wants to go to Dino and eat. We also sometimes set records for getting the most snow in a winter. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  47. I live in Davidson, NC - famous for Davidson College. Our downtown is very small, but always busy. The Soda Shop is an old fashioned but always bustling place.

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  48. I live just outside Boise, Idaho, home of the Boise State University Broncos and the blue turf football field and the largest population of Basque residents outside of Spain/Portugal.

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  49. I live in a town near Raleigh and this all area is famous for our college basketball!

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  50. I live outside of East Lansing, Michigan, which is known for being the home of Michigan State University (go STATE!). Great university, beautiful campus. Love it!

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  51. Although I live and have lived in Bristol Quebec Canada for 42 years I was born in Ottawa Canada.It is the Capital of Canada and has the Parliament Buildings, the Rideau canal,Rideau Hall which is where our Governor General (the Queens Representive) livesand many more sites to see.It is a great City to visit and to live.

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  52. Eeek at that gum! How funny (on an empty stomach...).

    I live in County Clare, Ireland, which has one of Ireland's biggest tourist attractions along the coast--the beautiful Cliffs of Moher. We are minutes from The Burren, a protected lunar-like landscape, and have abbeys dating from the 1200s and portal tombs from BC. I'm a history nerd so it constantly thrills me.

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  53. I live in Brisbane and it is probably best known for its mud crabs (muddies)

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  54. I currently (and for the last 35 years) live on the opposite side of the state from you. Just a few miles from the Pa state line. I would say that one of the things our area is "famous" for is Handels Ice Cream. This is the brand that Bill Cosby likes so much he has it shipped to him. Can't imagine being that in love with ice cream.

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  55. I live in Omaha, Nebraska. We are known for Boystown, Warren Buffet and Mutal of Omaha. We are less known for the place where the Rueben Sandwich and Raisin Bran were created! We have a great Old Market area downtown and a Pedestrian Bridge that crosses the Missouri bridge into Iowa that was named after Bob Kerrey, now running for Senate.

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  56. Hi Neighbor. It was a long night of T-storms eh. My hometown is down the road in Kettering, OH though I moved to Beavercreek last year. I've been to Maid-rite, but I don't chew gum. Never could walk and chew at the same time. One local attration would be the concert venue at Lincoln Park, The Fraze.

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  57. I'm pretty sure Aitkin, Minnesota is know for it's "Fish House" Parade held every year the day after Thanksgiving! Thanks for the tour......the gum thing is yucky:)

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  58. I live in Grand Ledge, Michigan,population of about 8,000. It is known for, and named for, its 300-million-year-old, sandstone and quartzite rock ledges that rise 60 feet (18 m) above the Grand River and are used by recreational rock climbers. What I love the best is the first weekend in May every year, we celebrate Victorian Days. I love to go to an old country church to view the quilts.

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  59. i live in Selkirk, NY. small town 10 miles south of our Capital Albany NY. we are not famous for anything but we have a great quilt shop and most of my family lives within a 10 mile radius of me!

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  60. My current hometown is Omaha, Nebraska and while once this was the meat-packing capital I guess now what Omaha is known for (to the rest of the world) is that it is the homeotwn of Warren Buffett.

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  61. I live in Spokane, WA. This city is the home of the Bloomsday Marathon and Hoopfest a 3 on 3 basketball tournament. I don't do either, lol.

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  62. My home town is Wayzata and the best part about it is it's location on the lake. Your new fabrics look like a lot of fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  63. My town is Albert Lea, Minnesota and we are also know for our county fair. They say it is the best 6 days of summer!!

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  64. I grew up in Indiana County, PA, the Christmas Tree Capital of the World!

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  65. My hometown of Milledgeville, GA is famous for being the capital of GA from 1804-1867. We have many historic buildings (although many were burned by Sherman,) and an antebellum trail for tourists to drive to see the historic places. I love your town of 500!!! That sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win your fabric---I have always wanted to make a blue and white quilt but never have. Either line would be great for that!

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  66. My hometown is Titonka. If you remember the movie "Dances with Wolves" Titonka was Indian word for buffalo. I think it literally means "big black". Anyhow, thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  67. My hometown is Hockessin, Delaware. Its not really known for anything.Its just a pleasant spot on the map.

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  68. I live in Kokomo, Indiana and we are known as the City of Firsts in automobiles.

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  69. My hometown is Comanche, Texas. It is known for the "Old Cora Courthouse", the oldest standing wooden courthouse in Texas.

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  70. The whole gum thing makes me nervous--Each Sour Patch kids. My hometown is Iron Mountain, MI-- known for iron mining at one time.

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  71. My hometown is much the same as yours very small! I love it that I can walk anywhere in no time at all!! Thanks for sharing!

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  72. I love small towns!! I grew up in a small town, and now live about 7 miles away in a rural farming community... love waking to the sound of cows mooing. :-) I can't really think of anything that my town is famous for-- it's mostly just a "pass through" on the way to the Gulf of Mexico. If you ask locals, though, they'd probably say that we're famous for Mac & Jerry's Diner-- which has been here forever-- and which (just occurred to me) I've never eaten at-- guess I need to remedy that. :-) Oh, and a scene from the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" was filmed in a neighboring community-- I remember all the hoopla! :-)

    Thank you so much for the chance to win some of your beautiful fabric-- nothing much more exciting than winning fabric!! :-)

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  73. Hiya Deb!
    I live in McKinney, Texas. I would have to say that McKinney is known for one of the downtown resteraunts...at least that is how it appears to be among the visiting quilters. I worked at one of the two local quilt shops and it seemed that the majority of the intentional visiting quilters sought directions to Spoons on the square. It is a cozy little sandwich shop with the best soups and desserts you could hope to taste! So, if you are ever in the area, be sure to stop by!
    ~J

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  74. I live in Key Largo Florida and we're famous for fishing, diving, snorkeling and sunsets. We don't have anything covered in gum though.

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  75. I live in Trenton, Michigan, a small town south of Detroit. We're not known for anything famous, just a great place to live and raise a family!

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  76. I am in Denton Tx.. where the University of North Texas is..

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  77. My new hometown is Amelia, OH. I'm not sure it is known for anything special but it is just outside the Cincinnati city limits where they are known for their Cincinnati style chili. Cincinnati style chili is served on spaghetti. This Boston born girl has a little trouble with that, but I'm learning to embrace it. ;-) I love how the block Moda made for you looks like gum on a wall! lol

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  78. My hometown is Eau Claire WI. We are known for being the home where Hank Aaron started his baseball career. The name stands for "clear water".

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  79. Hi Deb, my village is even smaller than yours! only 150 people here! we have a BBQ every summer and invited the whole town!The nature is beautifull here so lots of tourist on bike.
    I love the fabric, blue is my color! thanks for the give- away!!
    Henny

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  80. I live in St Charles, MO outside St. Louis. We are known for being the Gateway to the West. Lewis and Clark country. But I love gooey butter cake and toasted ravioli, both created in STL. Thanks for the cute pattern and a chance at your lovely fabric.

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  81. I am also from a small town..its known mostly for its historic fort along the river, Fort Halifax, and maybe Bee's Diner, which survived the flood of 1987!

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  82. I live in Jasoer, Ga a place known for its marble. Not too exciting unless you're in the market for it

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  83. I am from a small town and love it! I really can't wait for Seascapes to come out! It is one of the prettiest lines I have ever seen and reminds me of the cruises we have taken. Can't wait to make something from it!

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  84. I am from the Minneapolsi area and we are know for our urban bike trails and green space.

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  85. Ooh, I love both those lines! Love seeing your small town. I live in Costa Mesa, CA - home of the County fair, South Coast Plaza and the OC Performing Arts Center, among other things.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  86. I'm not sure what Maumee, OH is know for, but it's a great town and we have 4 quilt shops around the area!

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  87. Hi! I currently call Fayetteville, NC, home. It's known for being the location of Fort Bragg, home of the 82nd Airborne Division. Thanks for the chance to win some of your beautiful fabric.

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  88. I love everything about my city. We nicely situated on the edge of Lake Ontario & have access to lots of exciting venues! Shopping, education, & just plain fun!
    Thank you so much for the chance at the give-away...those fabrics are delightful!

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  89. Gosh, I am not sure we are famous for anything. We are next to Charlotte that just hosted the DNC. We were not affected by all the hoopla.

    I am in Matthews, NC.

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  90. I live in Houston,TX and we are known for a lot of things, but one of the more popular things is the Houston Rodeo! So much fun and great concerts!

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  91. i live in peoria, IL... we're known for caterpillar equipment - bulldozers, mining stuff, etc. it's one of the biggest companies in the country, and it's located right here in little ol' peoria!

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  92. Ick to the gum! lol. My town also has 500 people! Although I live on a farm just near Fowler, Kansas. Fowler is famous for its annual Threshing Days, the 3rd week end in July; as well as Taco Tuesday at the local Tavern. jmh

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  93. I grew up in Littleton, CO. I loved that Colorado has so many days of sunshine per year (over 300) and that the mountains brought so many fun opportunities for hiking, skiing, etc.

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  94. My town in Northeast TN is known for being the birthplace of country music!

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  95. I'm not sure if North Richland Hills, Texas is famous for anything in particular. We do have a huge water park--NRH2O. I like North Richland Hills because it's so quiet here. Yes, we do have a city ordinance regarding noise!

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  96. I live in Dallas, Oregon a small community west of Oregon's capitol city, Salem. We are known for
    our agriculture and draw in people from all over
    the world visiting our wineries. I live on a
    small farm and dream of quilting even when I have
    tractor work! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  97. Hi!! I live in SC and we are known for our boiled peanuts! THey're yummy!! Perfect for a football game or tailgate!

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  98. I live in Boynton Beach,FL and while I can't think of anything we're famous for the town next door where we have our family business does have some claim to fame. Delray Beach does hold several tennis tournaments, one sponsored by Chris Everett. Love the colors of your new lines.

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  99. I am SO enjoying this blog hop, because I get to read (and see photos) of places around North America that one may not normally visit. It's been fascinating thus far! I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and we are most famous for being the home of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede - the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth". We just celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Stampede in July. We are also the gateway to the Canadian Rockies. If you want to visit Banff or Lake Louise, you fly into Calgary first! Thanks for sharing about Gettysburg!

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  100. My hometown of Salem, Utah is know for its pond. The center of the town has a huge pond that is a great place to play during the summer, but is nasty in the winter. Salem's original name was "Pond Town".

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  101. When you live in a town with a population of 300 it's hard to be famous for anything. But our claimed fame was The Little Britches Rodeo. It was a national competition and I believe it is still around today....sad to say we no longer have that rodeo in our small community anymore. Massena, Iowa is where I call home on a small farm about 6 miles from town.

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  102. I now live in Winston-Salem which is known for its Moravian Cookies.

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  103. The hometown I grew up in is Moore, OK. Famous for, well, not much except for the May 3, 1999 tornado. Highest wind speed ever recorded on land was right where I used to live.

    My current hometown and what will be my kids' hometown is Tuttle, OK. Famous for being the birthplace of Braum's Dairy and Jason White, former University of Oklahoma quarterback.

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  104. I'm in the St. Louis metro area and if we're talking food, then it's toasted ravioli. Other things include the Gateway Arch, MLB's Cardinals, NFL's Rams, and Budweiser beer.

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  105. Ahh, Seascapes looks so wonderful! I grew up spending summers in Stone Harbor, NJ and the sea will always be my first love! I now live in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just outside Charlottesville, VA. The three things this area is known best for are Thomas Jefferson, his home Monticello and his university, the University of Virgina where I am honored to work. But just up the road from our small farm is the home of the Hamner family, better known as the Waltons! Pretty cool place to live!

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  106. We share the same state of Ohio. I live in Cincinnati, and I am sure you know we host the International Quilt Festival in the Spring..maybe I will see you there. Kristy

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  107. I grew up in Ohio but now live in Allen, TX, home of the new, $60 million high school stadium!

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  108. Greetings from Kamloops, British Columbia Canada. We are known for our ski resort "Sun Peaks"

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  109. We're not famous for much here. LOL Rome, PA is home and the most famous would be it was the home of PP Bliss,writer/composer of many a hymns.

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  110. Sonora, CA is always called the foothills. We used to have a lot of trees but we lost a lot of trees when people started moving here to retire. We have a lot of stoplights now and more roads and by-passes due to construction for new homes and more shopping centers. Still, I have lived here all life and probably will. Sonora had a building on Main Street where prostitutes lived years ago. We also had 2 movie theaters and a fountain in the middle of the road where the traffic had to go around the fountain. The next town close by is called Jamestown where my mom and sister live. My mom's lives across the railroad station where No. 3 is famous for movies. They had trains rides on weekends, sometimes using No. 3 and then No. 2. So, I love Sonora because my family is close by and our city is not as bad as San Francisco. I love you comment about the color blue. I simply love blue and yes, the blue skies are constant reminders. Yes, we all need to take a deep breath, relax, unwind and start quilting with the new Spa or even Seascapes. What lovely jelly rolls and here's hoping I become a new owner of one.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  111. I'm not sure if Morris, MN is famous for anything in particular. We are a small rural farming community in Western Minnesota with a college, several manufacturing companies, and very large dairy farms.

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  112. One of Rochester , NY most famous things is Nick Tahoes restaurant, known for its "garbage plate". White hots ( pork hot dogs), Mac salad,fries,baked beans all piled up! I call it a heart attack on a plate.!

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  113. I live outside of Detroit, Michigan and of course we're known for the Big 3 Automakers. I like to say we're known for miles of beaches from the Great Lakes and all of the inland lakes and rivers. Thanks for the chance.

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  114. I live in the Fraser Valley, a small farming community, it was famous at one time because Richard Gere and Sharon Stone stopped here to film the movie Intersection.

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  115. I live in High Wycombe, uk and it was famous for it's chair manufacturing industry in times gone by.

    The "bodgers" who made chair legs, lived in the local beech woods and hand-turned the legs coppicing the beech trees as they went.
    It is thought that Windsor chairs may have been first made round here.

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  116. We lived in Cleveland OH for a long time and recently moved to Columbia SC which is known for giant cockroaches called Palmetto bugs. Sc is known as the Palmetto state. Interesting isn't it.

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  117. I also live in OH. Springfield is known for being the place that the 4H Club was started. I love that the Clark County Fair is always full of young people who have worked very hard over the winter and spring to do their best in whatever category they enter.

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  118. Our town, Granbury, TX, is know for being one of possible resting places of Billy the Kid, and for its drive in movie theater...not a lot of those around anymore.

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  119. I live in Moore OK...put on the map by the May 3, 1999 tornado (the strongest ever recorded) and also the home of Toby Keith. My mom's family has deep roots here, as does my husband's family. We're in between OKC and Norman, home of OU.! Boomer Sooner! :-)

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  120. Portland, OR known for what? Roses, rain, bicyclers!

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  121. I'm from a town called Lansing, IL located on the Illinois/Indiana border. It's not really known for anything except "home" for our family...we were raised here, raised our family here and now their raising their families here! Just a normal, quiet town BUT we are located between always-exciting Chicago and the beautiful beaches and wineries of SW Michigan so there's never a lack of places to visit and adventures to be had!

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  122. My town is known for being the birthplace of Walmart. Bentonville, AR is Walmart country. Thanks for these beautiful giveaways!

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  123. Hi Deb! Thanks for hosting the hop!
    (that gum wall is disgusting! lol)
    I live in Evanston, Illinois, the first suburb north of Chicago.
    A lot of the John Hughes films were filmed close by (Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller, etc) but we're the birthplace of TinkerToys!
    Thank you for offering up these giveaways!
    mummyquilts@gmail.com
    mummyquilts.blogspot.com

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  124. I live just outside Victoria, BC which is famous for it's gardens and flowers...but I love it for it's beaches and rain forest hiking trails! Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your beautiful corner of the world! And thank you for the chance to win your VERY generous give away!
    Paulette

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  125. The town where we live has 11 golf courses! Not that I play golf, but it's the reason we have lots and lots of retirees move here -- from every part of the States! -- which makes our community so interesting and diverse.

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  126. I live in Calgary Alberta, home of the Calgary Stampede which is a ten day party held every July. This year the Stampede celebrated its 100th anniversary. I love your fabric. Thanks for the chance to win some.

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  127. I live in Phillipsburg, NJ which is known mainly for the longest Thanksgiving football rivalry in the nation (Easton v. P'burg). I'm not into it though, not really a sports fan =P

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  128. My town, LaPorte, In is know for it's antique store. I don't get in them much but they help our town a lot.

    Thank you for the chance to win such beautiful fabric.

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  129. I live in Columbia, MD. It started as one of the first planned communities in the 60's as a social experiment breaking down social, economical and racial barriers. It has been partially successful but unfortunately, people being what we are, not completely. But it's still a great place to live.

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  130. La Porte City, Iowa and we are known for our pork tenderloin sandwiches that are HUGE!

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  131. Milford, PA is famous for being the home of Gifford Pinchot who established the National Forest Service and is dubbed the Father of the Conservation Movement. It also has a historic hotel/restaurant where Lobster Newburg was invented.

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  132. I live in Murrieta, Ca. It's a quiet town. I love that it's diverse and well run. I lived in Long Beach, until 14 years ago, I also love it's diversity and it's a very vibrant city.

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  133. Hi Deb, I live in sydney Australia and it is famous for it beautiful harbour, the bridge that spans the north and south (Sydney Harbour Bridge)and the Sydney Opera House with it's 'sail' roof.

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  134. I'm from Center Line, MI but I now live in Gaylord, MI. Over 100 years ago, this area of Michigan was a logging area. We have 4 seasons of sports, beautiful lakes, rolling hills, the Big Mac Bridge, and the list goes on. Thanks for the chance to win a prize from you - one of my favorite designers (really!).

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  135. I live just outside of Edmonton, AB Canada. Edmonton is most famous for "West Edmonton Mall".

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  136. I live in the Sunshine State of Florida. I love living in Florida as we have beautiful weather year round. My hometown is known for Football and Baseball. Two National home teams. Thanks for the tour of your home town and for the generous giveaway!

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  137. I would say living in Clayton, NC is like coming home to a quiet little country community. The opportunity of the big city looms near by (15 miles) with all the excitement you could hope for but turning into our lane always brings a sigh of relief that we are once again home safely from the "big" city. Wonderful giveaway. Judy C

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  138. I live in Kelowna BC, Canada. I think Kelowna is best know as a beautiful place to vacation. We are surrounded by lakes and have great summer weather. The Okanagan Valley is now producing world famous wines as well.

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  139. I Live in Thousands Oaks CA and about 40+ years ago it was the location to many TV and movie productions. Thanks for the tour of your town.

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  140. I live in Copperas Cove Tx just outside of the world's largest military base. Ft Hood TX.
    Beautiful fabrics and our local shop carries a lot of your lines:)

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  141. I live on a military post in southern AZ, and it is known for being the home of the Buffalo Soldiers. We are getting ready to head for Texas after the first of the year and are ready for the new adventures that will bring us.
    Thanks for designing such lovely fabrics!

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  142. I live in Memphis, TN and it is known for Graceland, home of Elvis, and Memphis Pork BBQ. Yum!

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  143. Strasburg, PA is famous for the Strasburg Railroad and Sight and Sound Theater. Much of the movie Witness was filmed on a farm here.

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  144. I live in Gilbert, Arizona and it was once known as the hay capital of the world. That was many moons ago, now it I guess it would just be known as the biggest official town in America! Who knew?

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  145. I live in Crofton, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada and it's the home of the largest employer of the Cowichan Valley - the pulp & paper mill. Also happens to be on the ocean and that's where we live.

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  146. I am from Salem, OR which is the capital of Oregon. This part of the state is also known for the wonderful wineries in the Willamette Valley.

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  147. I live in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, and my town is famous because here is where country music star Brad Paisley grew up, as well as the mother of Lady Gaga. They both attended the same high school here in town (but not at the same time). They still have family here.

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  148. I live in Sarasota, Florida and we are known for our beaches and cultural attractions.

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  149. I live in Mattawan, Michigan. We are know for growing great veggies and berries...and of course grapes for wine!
    I can hardly wait for Seascapes to be available. I love the colors and theme. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  150. I live in Oregon City, Oregon, famous for being the End of the Oregon Trail...although there is always a bit of competition with the Dalles on that note!

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  151. I also live in Oregon City, Oregon! We're farther west than The Dalles so I think we must be the end of the Oregon Trail. We're known for our history. We were the first incorporated city west of the Missouri River.

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  152. I live in Oxford, CT. It's known for having the best ice cream in the area. Rich Farm makes their own & it's really good!!

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  153. I live in Duluth, Minnesota, the westernmost point of the Great Lakes and known for its shipping industry. We love to head downtown to see the ships sail under the Aerial Lift Bridge.

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  155. I live in Maryville, TN and it is listed as one of the "Top Ten Cities to Have It All" by the cable channel A&E. Lana

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  156. I live in New Orleans, Louisiana. We're known for so many things: Mardi Gras, JazzFest, hurricanes (the potent rum drink!), gumbo, seafood, music (especially jazz and rhythm and blues!), the Mississippi River...

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  157. I live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, home of the FIRST public university in the USA. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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  158. I live in Southern California in the medium size city of Oxnard on the Pacific coast, we are famous for our Strawberries. Our town was named after the "Oxnard Brothers" farmers that grew Sugar Beets!
    Love the new line and I look forward to using it for one of my 6 grandsons quilts I'm making, for this Christmas! I'd better get sewing!

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  159. I live in Hutchinson, Ks. We are know for the NJCAA National Basketball Tourney in March. Also for the Kansas State Fair, which is going on now for 10 days. We also have a Cosmophere which has a Blackbird in the lobby. We are a town of about 40,000.

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  160. I live in the Milwaukee, WI area. We are known for a lot of things, but one is the great music and ethnic festivals at the lakefront. Of course it means that on almost any weekend you can find some really good food.

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  161. We live in Victoria, Texas. Back in the days where the oil boom was building up Hospitals, Chemical plants, and two colleges. Judith, Texas

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  162. We live in Eagle Mountain Utah and the Pony Express used to pass right through here. We have a Pony Express parkway and a Pony Express elementary school. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  163. I live near a small town on the Salmon River in central Idaho--mostly famous for whitewater rafting down the 'River of No Return'.

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  164. My hometown is Vernal, Utah and it is best known as "Dinosaurland" because of the Dinosaur National Park near here. There is a quarry where many dinosaur bones and other fossils have been found. It's a great place to live!!!

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  165. I'm not too far from you - South Bend, IN. Known for Studebaker, Avanti, Notre Dame, College Football Hall of Fame, Oliver......Thanks for the giveaway.

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  166. I live in Apex, NC named for its location as the highest point on a portion of the Chatham Railroad which ultimately extends between Richmond, Virginia and Jacksonville, Florida.[6] Apex grew slowly through the succeeding decades, despite several devastating fires, including a June 12, 1911 conflagration which destroyed most of the downtown business district.[7] The town center was rebuilt and stands to this day, now one of the most intact railroad towns in the state. At the heart of town stands the Apex Union Depot, originally a passenger station for the Seaboard Air Line Railroad and later home to the locally-supported Apex Community Library. The depot now houses the Apex Chamber of Commerce.

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  167. HELLO! THANK YOU FOR YOUR NEAT POST!
    WE LIVE IN MONTANA NEAR THE GATEWAY TO YELLOWSTONE PARK IN THE BEAUTIFUL ROCKY MTS.! THIS AREA IS NOTED FOR ITS BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN BLUE BIRDS AND RAINBOW TROUT STREAMS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING A SWEET GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  168. We live in Baraboo, Wisconsin - home of the Ringling Circus World Museum. Antique circus wagons, live circus, lots of animals, and of course "circus" food. Great place to visit

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  169. Our town's old sign post read: "Next to the biggest town in Iowa" --because it is located 7 miles from capitol city of Des Moines. Town council sadly recently changed our motto to something more marketable.

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  170. I live in Three Rivers which is a small town at the gateway to the mighty Sequoias in the Sequoia National Park! Just down the hill are the wonderful agricultural farms of California offering fresh produce to not only the locals but the world!

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  171. Hey there from Collinsville, IL known as the horseradish capitol and the largest ketchup bott.e

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  172. Even though I have lived in the Seattle area for more than 20 years, I still consider my hometown to be the one I grew up in--Edgerton, MN. It has the Dutch Festival every summer, but what put it on the map (really!) is the 1960 State Basketball Championship!

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  173. I live in Omaha, we are famous for our zoo and the college world series.

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  174. This has been a great blog hop so far, so much history and information. Imagine a wall of gum and a T-shirt to say you've been there. I live in a small community 20 minutes north of Victoria, B.C., which is famous for its high tea at the Empress Hotel.

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  175. I live in Auburn, IL, close to Springfield, IL which is known for its Abe Lincoln heritage. Loving that Spa fabric line!

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  176. I live in Cumberland, WI which is know for its rutabaga festival. I don't think anyone grows them here any longer but the big old warehouse building is now used for a second hand store.

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  177. I live in Manchester, NH, a city designed by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, once the largest textile company in the world. John Stark of Revolutionary War fame, came from here, although the area was called Derryfield at that time. Thank you for your generous offer. I love Spa and can't wait to see the new line.

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  178. I live in Galt, California. Galt is known for it's flea market and Amanda Blake's refuge for performing animals known as PAWS.

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  179. I am from Tiro, OH, about 2.5 hrs away from you. So you may know what my hometown is known for..maybe. Tiro is such a small town, population of about 250, that's it! But my hometown is famous for, are you ready for this...?.. it's famous for 'The Tiro Tavern's Testicle Festival'. Yep, that's right! Once a year, always the 3rd Saturday in April, all the local farmers cut up and bread all of their bull/hog nuts or testicals (call them what you will), that they have saved up all year long and then come that 3rd Sat they deep fry and serve them up! They usually cook up about 500 or so pounds of them! People come from all over the place for this festival. There are always motorcycles lined up all the way down both sides of the streets, that's all you can see is motorcycles! The owner of the tavern started this about 15 years ago and it just keeps getting bigger and bigger each year. We sell T-shirts that say "Come have a Ball!' on the front and on the back they say 'Tiro Tavern's Testicle Festival'. We usually end up selling around 5000 or so of these shirts! Oh, and people wait in line for hours for these testicles!

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  180. I live in Murphysboro, IL. It is a small town but, we are famous for the 17th Bar an Grill. Mike Mills is the owner and he has been on food channel. Won so many awards for this BBQ ribs. It is finger lickin good! Also, we have the Apple Festival. All things made from apples. Maybe one day I will visit your town.

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  181. I live in Chicago, IL. Home of wonderful shopping, great food and the lake. Big city feel attraction with a home town feel.

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  182. I live in Panama City, FL home of fantastic seafood.

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  183. I live in the Falls Church portion of Fairfax County, Virginia. The County is known for it's contribution to American history. George Washington lived here! Your Spa line is beautiful.

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  184. We live in a little town near the Wisconsin border in the upper peninsula of Michigan - about 20 minutes from Lake Superior. We love to go swimming (when the lake has warmed up!) at Little Girl's Point - which is a beautiful picnic and camping area near the lake.

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  185. Hi, I live in Bucharest, Romania, but my home town is called Targoviste and it is known as the old capital of the "Tara Romaneasca", the historic name of our region.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Alice

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  186. I live in Godley, Texas. It was once part of the Chisholm Trail and has been a dairy community for past 100 years. Thank you for the chance to win some new fabric!!!

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  187. I live in Boise, ID. I suppose we are best know for our blue football field...home of the Boise State Broncos. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  188. We live in Hemet,CA which is known for "The Ramona Pageant",California's official outdoor play Love the new Seascapes, blue being on e of my favorite colors. Cute block, thanks for the giveaway.

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  189. Muskegon, Michigan 1880' lumbertown, 1940's tank engines, a port city for decades, and our sandy Lake Michigan shore line.

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  190. I live in Tracy CA (northern cali) and I have no idea what we are famous for.....My hometown where I grew up is Daly City, CA (also northern cali) and we are definitely famous for the FOG!!!

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  191. I live in Covina, Ca, not known for much other than the fact that Covina was once covered with orange groves and was the third largest producer of oranges in the nation. I love your beautiful blue fabrics-blue is my favorite color!

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  192. I'm from Rapid City, SD, where we're mostly known for being the largest city near Mount Rushmore.

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  193. I live in Wytheville Virginia, Our water tower is a hot Air Balloon so it is on the tee shirts and post cards.

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  194. We just moved to Russell,Kansas about 11 months ago. It is know for the home town of Bob Dole. I'm still learning things about this town. Coming up is what they call Bricks, Bronco, and BBQ. I don't know what it is all about, but I will be finding out. Thanks for the pattern and the chance to win.

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  195. Living in Pittsburgh, we have a lot that we are famous for, primarily the STEELERS!

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  196. I live in Boerne Texas....I guess famous for its German heritage...and home of the Boerne Champion Chargers! Lisa in Texas

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  197. I live north of Austin, TX and west of Round Rock, TX. Austin is known for The UNIVERSITY of TEXAS and Round Rock is known for the Round Rock Donuts (they are yellow).

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  198. I'm originally from Russell, KS known as the home of Bob Dole.

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  199. Dang it Deb, I've been to Greenville, but I didn't know about the gum wall!! My girls would have loved seeing it!
    I'm also a Buckeye, I live near Portsmouth. Portsmouth is probably best known for being the birthplace of Roy Rogers.

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  200. Hi Deb,
    My hometown (Orlando) is famous for Walt Disney World. How much bettter can it get? Thanks for the darling block and the give away.

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