Monday, April 13, 2015

Day 6 Little Gems Blog Hop


Today is Day 6 of the Little Gems Blog Hop.  I hope you have been enjoying each days blog.
Today we are highlighting Ackfeld Manufacturiing.  They are the company that makes the lovely wire stands that hold the Little Gem quilts in the book.

Ackfeldwire

I've used these stands in the past and just love them.  They are great to use on a mantel, a dresser, the piano, etc.  Having a stand to display or a wire hanger to hang the quilt makes each quilt stand out in all it's beauty.
Here are a couple different stands that were used in the book.
Images from Little Gems by Connie Kauffman, Martingale, 2015:  used by permission.
Photos by Brent Kane.  All rights reserved.
The stand featured on the cover with the quilt Black & White Delight, is plain with no topper.  You can purchase many stands like this and get a very wide variety of tops to go with the stand. The tops just slide right down on the base.  They can be changed out seasonally or to suit whatever quilt you display.

Martingale - Little Gems (Print version + eBook bundle)
Images from Little Gems by Connie Kauffman, Martingale, 2015:  used by permission.
Photos by Brent Kane.  All rights reserved.
The stands also come with a variety of different color finishes. This quilt: Harbor Lights, shows a stand with a white finish . 

Martingale - Little Gems (Print version + eBook bundle)
Images from Little Gems by Connie Kauffman, Martingale, 2015:  used by permission.
Photos by Brent Kane.  All rights reserved.
The stand holding the quilt Snow on the Mountains shows one of the seasonal tops that can be attached to the base stand.  This stand has a charcoal coating.

Martingale - Little Gems (Print version + eBook bundle)
Images from Little Gems by Connie Kauffman, Martingale, 2015:  used by permission.
Photos by Brent Kane.  All rights reserved.
The quilt Serenity is shown  on a wire hanger.  The hangers also come in a variety of sizes and color coatings.

While the stands in this book are all for 12" x 12" quilts, Ackfeld Wire makes stands in a large variety of sizes and color coatings.  There really is something to go with every quilt.  They also make a wide variety of other products such as:  wall mounts, spool racks, ornament stands, display holders, bell pulls, electrical outlet plates, etc.

Go to their website www.ackfeldwire.com and check out their large selection of products, and be sure to ask your local stores to carry the Ackfeld stands and hangers.

Leave a comment below to be entered into a drawing for a 12" x 12" Ackfeld Wire quilt stand.  Tell me where you would display your "little gem".

Don't miss any of the daily blogs listed below:

April 8        www.kauffmandesigns.blogspot.com   Quilt- Serenity
April 9        http://blog.shopmartingale.com/
April 10      www.conniekresin.com   Quilt- Playing With Plaids
April 11      www.bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com   Quilt- Spinners
April 12      www.sixgablesdesigns.blogspot.com   Quilt- Daisy Daze
April 13      Ackfeld Wire hosted by www.kauffmandesigns.blogspot.com
April 14     www.tamarinis.typepad.com  Quilt- Forest Fire
April 15     www.teachpany.blogspot.com   Quilt- Radiance
April 16     www.beaquilter.com   Quilt- Star Burst
April 17     www.onequiltingcircle.com   Quilt- Tranquility
April 18     www.islandbatik.com/news   Quilt- Cotton Candy

*all winers will be chosen, notified and announced Monday April 20, 2015





120 comments:

  1. Not only are those mini quilts gorgeous but those stands are lovely too!! I can't decide which is my favourite!! I think that I would display my mini quilt in our dining room.

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  2. The mini quilts in the book are gorgeous, and the new ones made with batiks in this blog hop are wonderful. The quilt stands used for the minis makes them perfect!
    My mini would be displayed in my living room.

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  3. Lovely minis! They would definitely fit in my sewing room, to remind me that beauty is in making!

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  4. Your miniature quilts look perfect on the stands Connie! I have a couple of them and love using them!

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  5. I would display my mini in my dinning room or my office at work.

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  6. these are beautiful...especially made with my favorite fabric company Robert Kaufman

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  7. I've used Ackfeld for what seems like 20 years - back to when cross stitch was my primary passion. When I took up quilting, small kits often came with display stands - they were (and still are!) a big hit with gift quilt recipients. At the time, credit was seldom given to Ackfeld on kit literature. Now eveyone knows them. I'm so happy for their success! Visit their website - they have a stand for everything! And still loving these minis. I'm going to put them everywhere - as singles where space is limited, and in groupings where they can play off each other.

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  9. My little gem would be displayed in my living room!

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  10. I would display mine on my pie safe in the dining room.

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  11. I would display it on my antique sewing machine in the foyer.

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  12. I am moving out of a large Victorian "painted lady" into an apartment, so the hanging frame for miniature quilts is my choice.

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  13. Beautiful mini quilts Connie, and something this portable would look great in our family room, which is open to the kitchen as well. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.
    lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  14. I love these little wire frames. I have one in my living room right now but would love to have another one that I could use in my kitchen/dinning room so I could display more little quilts. This book will be in my future purchases. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  15. I love Ackfeld and have a lot of the wall hangers and have gifted them. I do need a stand though. Love the Snow on the Mountains quilt. Thank you for sharing!

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  16. I'm enjoying the Little Gems blog hop. I would use my stand on top of the roll-away desk in our great room. Thanks for the chance to win. mfhagopian@aol.com

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  17. Our study, living room and dining room are all one big room - so I definitely see this little mini quilt frame moving around the house ... so many options and making all the quilts would be so enjoyable. I love the themed frames. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity. Judy C

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  18. These little stands are so cute they would accent any little mini.

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  19. I would use it in our guest bedroom as I already have a little quilt to go on it.

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  20. I would display my Little Gem quilt and stand in the living room area. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  21. I love these little displays and have a perfect spot on my bedroom wall to hang one with the Little Gem quilt in it.

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  22. I have a little antique table in my entry way. I would love to display one of your beautiful quilts on the table! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  23. I have the perfect spot in my hallway, just made for a "little gem".

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  24. Mine would be displayed in my living room. These stands are just charming! I'd to win one! Thanks!

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  25. How adorable & I would hang it on a narrow wall in my kitchen.

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  26. These are so cute! I would display a little quilt on the stand in my sewing room along with my collection of pin keeps!

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  27. Mine will go on the buffet in the dining room.

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  28. I've been to this website. I was hoping to find something that was adjustable for height and width but didn't find one like that; however, everything I saw was very nice. I'm working on some littles that aren't all a standard size. If I won a stand, I would display it on the cedar chest in my living room. It used to belong to my mom and is a nice piece of furniture, on legs, and is currently covered with my collection of vintage tea cups. I think a Little Gem on one of these stands would be a beautiful backdrop for my tea cups!
    I love what I'm seeing from this book too.

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  29. I do like Ackfeldwire stands. I would probably put it on my living room end table. The room is open to the kitchen (I guess it's really a great room.) and is open to anyone entering our home. I'd love to change out the Little Gems quilts as the mood affected me! :)

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  30. Great little stands! I'd display my little quilt on the wall in the entry way. That way everyone who enters my home would know that one crafty chick lives here! :)

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  31. I would display this in my living room so I could see it everyday.

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  32. I have the perfect place for this adorable quilt stand on a side table in my family room.

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  33. I have always desired a quilt stand. right now my miniatures are pinned to the wall in my sewing room.

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  34. I would hang them on narrow wall spaces or set them on top of the china hutch. They look awesome.

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  35. There isn't a place that I couldn't find to display these lovely little gems! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these hangers! Love them.

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  36. I would hang it on the wall below a shadow box of items honoring my late father.

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  37. Oh, I have a few of these wonderful little stands. So versatile they are! My favorite place to hang little quilties is in my diningroom where everyone can see them. They are so much fun for little seasonal quilts!

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  38. HELLO, Thanks for a neat giveaway! I have just the perfect place for this little quilt stand right on my fat quarter cabinet top !
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  39. I need a stand! I would put my gem on the top of the entertainment center, or on the fireplace mantle. Thanks for sharing all the options!

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  40. I'd display it in my dining room so I could see it everyday.

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  41. beautiful stands. i would display mine as soon as we come in the front door . Thanks for sharing

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  42. I would display mine on my fireplace mantle. So whenever I go to watch tv I will be admiring it. Thank you.

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  43. The stands are wonderful, and one would fit perfectly on our china cabinet! Thank you for the opportunity!
    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at gmail dot com

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  44. the stands are so pretty. I love the different colors and shapes. I really like the one for the walls. I would put it on the wall in our family room. I would use a white stand for my daughter to put her mini that I made her on, it is white and turquoise and purple.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  45. I love your Little Gems and the Ackfeld stands! I would display my little quilts in the foyer and living room.

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  46. In my bedroom, that is where all my other mini quilts are and I love looking at them.

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  47. I would display my little quilt on the buffet in my dining room.

    wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

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  48. I love these stands! I would love to display some little gems on my piano!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

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  49. Probably on the fireplace mantel. Or in the dining room on the hutch.

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  50. I would probably display mine in the center of my table. I have the plaid pattern in the works using small checks fabric in 4 pastel colors. I love to do paper piecing and these stands would be great of a "Little Gem:. thanks for the give-away. Mary E.

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  51. I have a table in my entryway that I like to change up on a monthly basis. It would go well there.

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  52. I have a table in my entryway that I like to change up on a monthly basis. It would go well there.

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  53. In my entry so everyone would notice! I love all the top decorations on the stands. How fun! Thanks for the chance!

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  54. I would place this on the shelf, right next to my computer.!

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  55. I would sit it on my mantle in the den so I could see it everday.

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  56. I am loving this hop with all the mini's. I would display it in my sewing room or in the living room on a display case I have there.

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  57. I would place this on the shelf, right next to my computer.!

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  58. I would place it on my cutting table in my sewing room.

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  59. I would have mine by my desk at work to remind me that i can go home and quilt!!!

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  60. I would display my mini quilt and holder on the mantle, so all visitors could see!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  61. I love how all your quilts look on each of the stands. I think I'd put mine in my kitchen window, although I'd rotate the quilts often so they aren't going to have the sun bleach them out.

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  62. I would display min on a shelf in my office. Thanks for the fun!

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  63. I have a new reading nook where a fireplace used to be. There is still a small mantle which would be the perfect place to display a Little Gem! I sew on all my quilt bindings and do applique in this reading nook. Thanks for the chance to win. OP

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  64. A little gem on a stand would be lovely on the table in my entryway.

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  65. I have one in the living room but would love to have one in the extra bedroom on the dresser.

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  66. I have a table sitting in my box bay window that would be just perfect for the stand and quilt; we could see it from the inside and people could see it as they come in. I love these stands but they are hard to get down under.

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  67. I have a table sitting in my box bay window that would be just perfect for the stand and quilt; we could see it from the inside and people could see it as they come in. I love these stands but they are hard to get down under.

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  68. Love these little stands! I would like to gift one {or more} to a good friend to display her mini quilts. Thanks!

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  69. These stands are nice looking. I really like the one with the swirls on top, holding "Cornered." If I had a little gem, I would use it to stand a mini quilt on my sewing machine cabinet. It is in my family room and would help mark the area as mine, even when my machine is put away.

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  70. These stands are nice looking. I really like the one with the swirls on top, holding "Cornered." If I had a little gem, I would use it to stand a mini quilt on my sewing machine cabinet. It is in my family room and would help mark the area as mine, even when my machine is put away.

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  71. This would look pretty on the wall of my sewing room.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  72. If I won, I'd display it in my daughter's home since I already own one, use it often and LOVE it! Thanks for the chance.

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  73. Thank you for your thorough description of the quilt stands. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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    1. Eilee, you are the winner of the Ackfeld Stand from the Little Gems Blog
      Hop! Please email me with your full name and address so it can be mailed to you.
      If you do not reply in three days, a new winner will be chosen.
      You can email me at kauffmandesign@gmail.com

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  74. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I would use the stand to rotate a display of my mini quilts in my office at work.

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  75. The only thing more beautiful than the mini quilt stands are the lovely mini quilts! Having quilted for over 25 years, I have a massive fabric stash and what fun to make a boat-load of mini quilts for gifts and seasonal displays! What a great idea!

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  76. I could display it and my little gem on my old treadle sewing machine in my kitchen. (I would be happy having one in every room, I think!) Thank you for the great drawing and blog. I look forward to it every day:)

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  77. I have a long oak shelf in my dining room that would be perfect for one of your stands; thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    slbook3@aol.com

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  78. I have a stand and many toppers. I got them through a block of the month program. They make miniature quilts so much fun!

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  79. I would definitely display mine on my sofa table in my living room! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  80. Hang it in my craft room. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  81. I would display my Little Gem on the fireplace mantle.
    maureeneh52@hotmail.com

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  82. I love your miniature quilt designs. Definitely cute in an Ackfeld frame on my buffet table.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  83. We are just redecorating, and a small 'gem' would look great hanging above our fireplace. Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

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  84. I would display mine by the fireplace in my living room.
    thanks for the giveaway!
    merryorganic@gmail.com

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  85. I would display my Little Gen in the bay window in my kitchen so we could see it while we eat.
    judyanncreations@comcast.net

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  86. I would display my Little Gem(s) on a side table in my living room.

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  87. I would display them on top of the curio in my foyer! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  88. I would display my Little Gem on the coffee table in the living room. A great place for everyone to see!

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  89. My little gem would be on display in my family room right up front and center for all the world to see! I think they are adorable!

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  90. Little Gem would be displayed on the sofa table.

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  91. My little gem would be proudly displayed in my sewing room

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  92. I've made a lot of minis but I always hang them. Would love a mini frame to put on the table in front of my big bay window - everyone could enjoy my Little Gems then!

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  93. I have a large island in my kitchen/dining room and this little stand would be perfect for displaying my "Little Gems".

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  94. I have the perfect spot right next to my fireplace to use that holder. I love Ackfeld stands and hangers and luckily they are offered in a few of the shops that I go to.

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  95. Love these Ackfeld stands and look for them at every shop I visit. So many choices.

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  96. I love my Ackfeld stand. It sits by my sewing machine with a mini. I need to purchase a copy of Little Gems so I can change up that mini a couple of times a year or maybe once a month. I would love another quilt stand to put in my living room. With all the toppers and lovely minis life will always be awesome. Thanks for sharing, organizing the blog hop and of course, creating Little Gems.

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  97. I will proudly display my little gem in the front room so everyone who enters my house will see it.

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  98. I have a little decoration spot in our entrance where i always change the displayed items. This would be just aweswome!

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  99. It would be in my sewing room so I could see it while I sew. I love these.

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  100. Those stands are so cute, I don't think I've seen anything like it before! I have a lot of build in shelves in my house, so there are several places where it would look great.

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  101. On an old Montgomery Ward sewing machine cabinet I have in my living room next to the TV. Love the stands!

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  102. I love the hanger with the snowflake header! I love metal work and wrought iron, so I love these little hangers.
    I would hang mine in the living room, where everyone can see my quilting gems.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  103. I would love to have a hanger to show off one of these minis in my entryway.
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    merrimom@shaw.ca

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  104. What a fun way to display! I'd use one on my entry table where I usually have some sort of seasonal display. A quilt would be a fun addition!
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  105. If I win I will display the quilt in the dining room.

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  106. Would love to display minis on the Ackfield hanger on the piano which holds a prominent position in our living room.

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  107. Definitely by my credenza by the front door so it could be seen upon entering my home

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  108. I would dislay it in my bedroom. sarah@forrussia.org

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  109. I would display on a cherry end table in the entertainment room - can check it out for hours each day.

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  110. I have a dresser in my bedroom that looks very empty, I'd put it on there.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  111. I'd put it on the side table in the living room.

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  112. I need some color and interest in my wonderful quilt/sewing room. I'd put a Little Bit there. Thanks.

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  113. your little gems are sweet. I'd put mine up in my sewing space. thanks for the chance to win your giveaway

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  114. All your little gems are just that, little gems! Love the stands!

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  115. I would display this in my kitchen! That is where everyone goes!

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  116. Your Serenity is gorgeous. I want to make one too--so calming so it will reside by my reading chair in my solarium! Love the stands!

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