Friday, November 11, 2011

Designer Spotlight | Modernology by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics

Designer Pat Bravo is returning to RWQ today to talk with us about her new line from Art Gallery Fabrics called Modernology!

Pat's really out done herself on so many levels for this collection; even breaking though some personal boundaries and trying out some new colors she hasn't gravitated toward in the past.

One of my favorite aspects of Modernology is the flavorful language Pat used to name the fabrics. Using words and phrases like, Contempo, A la mode, Posh, and Mod to describe her prints really give this line a flair for the dramatic. And when you see the lush colors ... let's just say it's a good thing you all are sitting down in front of your monitors.

BTW... have you visited the Art Gallery website recently? Right now, they have an awesome inspiration video highlighting Hyperial Garden.

I emailed Pat about a week ago to invite her for a visit and she quickly accepted! Here's what she had to say about Modernology:


"First of all, thank you Ryan for giving me the chance to be on your blog! It's always nice to get the opportunity to spread the word on my latest collections…

So this time, I'm introducing MODERNOLOGY (one of my personal favorites!)

Those who know me and are familiar with my designs and color palettes, probably know that I'm not that much into red and navy blue (to be honest, they used to give me the chills!) but when I first started sketching I started to sort of gravitate to those colors without really noticing… and a couple of weeks there you have it, intense cherry reds and deep navy blue mixed with uber-bright lime!

My inspiration for this collection was the Scandinavian modern lifestyle, with their clean lines and sophisticated simplicity. But of course I had to throw the big florals and intrinsicate lines in there! And as a result, this is what I got… what do you think?

I chose this collection to be featured on my showroom for Quilt Market, so we made a modern-ish quilt using the White Linen from the Pure Elements and prints from the Vogue Blue palette… along with some pillows and pillowcases to complete the look. Swear to God that bed looked so comfy we were all dying to take a nap there hahaha. Those who've been to Market know what I mean!



Oh and that's Martha wearing a caftan dress made with my new voile! (yeah, we gave the mannequin a name lol).


Isn't this dress the cutest little thing?


And the slippers? Someone actually wanted to buy them at Market! Haha! I love how the blue pops out against the white rug…


What do you guys think?? Any favorite prints already? Can you think of something you would make with Modernology?… Well you better cause I'm giving away TWO HALF YARD BUNDLES to Ryan's readers!"


WOW! Did you all hear that? Thanks so much for visiting Pat, and bringing gifts for my readers. We'd love to have you back any time!

If you'd like to win a bundle, Pat asks that you head over to Facebook and "LIKE" her Pat Bravo page. Please leave a comment on this post letting me know you "liked" her. Feel free to let me know what you'd like to make with it! Only one entry per person. All duplicate entries will be deleted!

I will draw several winners using the Random Number Generator and announce them here in an upcoming post!

If you'd like to purchase Modernology yardage or precuts, it is available from the following sponsor shops:

Hawthorne Threads
Fat Quarter Shop

Happy quilting,

160 comments:

  1. I just "liked" her. I share a facebook account with my husband Brian so it is actually him who likes her. ;)

    I live the blue fabric that the slippers were in! Thank you Pat!!

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  2. I already Like her on Facebook. :)

    This is my favorite line from Pat so far, I absolutely LOVE this color palette!! I think I'm starting a love affair with Navy as my neutral...

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  3. Love her! I don't think she's ever put out a collection that I didn't immediately want to scoop up.

    I like her on Facebook.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  4. i "liked" her on facebook! i adore this bright and saturated color combo!

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  5. Love her work so much, but this line is on another level, so pretty! :)

    I liked her on FB!

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  6. I already like her on Facebook !

    Can you pick me please ? I love all of her lines !!

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  7. I liked her on Facebook and I'd love to win, thanks Ryan

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  8. I love the brights - the reds, blues & limes are perfect colors! I liked Pat Bravo's page on facebook! Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous fabric! :)

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  9. I liked her page on Facebook. I love the fabrics!

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  10. I 'liked' her too. What's not to like? She has great designs:D

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  11. I like her!! Such a pretty collection!!!

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  12. I "liked" her. This is such a great giveaway!

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  13. I "like" Pat Bravo on Facebook (smile).

    I have to say, I really like those slippers. But I think I would like to make a quilted cover for my embroidery machine.

    Great fabric!

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  14. I like her since she started her facebook page! I love her prints. They are great to use on any projects so Modernology would do great bags and pouches and quilts. Just anything. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. I have liked her :) I love this range. I think it is my fav one so far.

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  16. She has been Liked! I love these fabrics, expecially the white wiht the little flower outlines! So cute!

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  17. Like! And I would definitely make some cute dresses or skirts for my girls -- they are really fun fabrics!

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  18. I just liked her on FB.
    What beautiful fabrics! Love the colours and the prints.

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  19. I already "like" her Pat's page on facebook! I looooooove her! Oh yeah, and her fabric! I would make all kinds of things- bags, pillows and i love her idea of the book covers! Think Im gonna do some of those too! What won't I make?

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  20. This is my favorite Art Gallery range so far.Love the modern edge. I have "liked" Pat on facebook. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  21. We already have liked Pat Bravo on FB so left her a message. Margaret and Marcia alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Your photos of Modernology show it off much better than others I've seen. I really like it with the navy and blue colors. Please put my name in the drawing too.
    p.s. I love that P2 block from QM 100 blocks.

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  22. I liked Pat on FB! I'm not sure what I would make with it just yet, I like to pet fabric for a bit and let it speak to me :) It sure is a gorgeous color palette though and I'd love to get to see it up close and personal. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. Hi Ryan, I just liked her FB page. :) I would most likely make a skirt from the material, because Art Gallery Fabrics are the best and are so comfortable!

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  24. Hi Ryan
    I really like and because I do not have a facebook page, I subsribed to her blog. I would make the slippers and pillows.

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  25. There are some wonderful fabrics in this collection Ryan. I liked Pat on facebook.
    Thanks for the chance to win such a pretty bundle.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  26. I liked her on FB. This is a great collection. I love the colors. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  27. Love that blue fabric on the back wall behind the bed! GORGEOUS!

    I "like" her on FB now, can't wait to learn more about here!
    Sandy A

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  28. Didn't realize she had a facebook page - just liked her. I love the feel of her fabrics - in addition to the graceful designs. Happy to have them at a local shop!

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  29. I am a liker as Katy Devlin... I'm not sure what I would do but I'm thinking pillows :)

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  30. I "liked" her :) and I like that hexi-looking quilt. Thanks for a chance to win - laurie

    llsbaskets@comcast.net

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  31. I like her. "Bespoken" is my new favorite.

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  32. I already like Pat on facebook. I love her new fabrics, great colors.

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  33. That caftan dress is awesome!!! Quilting fabric used to make such a sexy dress?!

    Liked her over on Facebook.

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  34. I have been a fan of Pat for a couple of months and have already "liked" her on FB.

    I love all of her cheery fabrics...and the blue slippers.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  35. would really like to make her caftan dress, but that dress requilres high heel mules, so i'll settle for making those slippers.
    thanx for interviewing her amd for the opportunity to win a bundle!

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  36. Ilove Pat's fabric and I already like her on Facebook too!

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  37. I liked Pat long ago. Thanks for sharing the lovely fabric.

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  38. I already Like her on Facebook. Love the fabric. I'm a quilter, so probably a quilt or some pillow covers.

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  39. Gorgeous new fabric from Pat Bravo. I like her page on Facebook.

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  40. I love that quilt and the caftan dress is also beautiful. I will have to go check out the collection in more detail. :) I also liked Pat on FB.

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  41. Already an FB fan :D
    I'd love to make some skirts from modernology fabrics!

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  42. Have gone over to Facebook and "liked"

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  43. Have LIKED Pat on facebook.... and I love this fabric collection! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Just liked her - great fabrics!

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  45. I liked her on FB. But I love her fabrics.

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  46. Just liked her on Facebook, thanks!

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  47. I already like her page. I'd love a skirt in those prints. Thanks for the chance!

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  48. I've liked Pat Bravo's page on fb! I'd love to use some for some new pillowcases for Christmas gifts.

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  49. I "like" her on facebook :) I love all the fabrics!!

    Thanks!

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  50. I liked Pat Bravo on FB. Thanks so much!

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  51. Gorgeous fabrics!
    I like Pat Bravo on FB. Her fabrics are always exciting. I'd love to make a quilt and some pillows from this new line :-)

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  52. I liked Pat Bravo on Facebook. Would love to make the quilt shown in her booth. Thanks to you and Pat for the giveaway.

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  53. I have already "liked" Pat Bravo. I'd use Modernology for my sampler quilt.

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  54. It's her facebook-post that send me to your blog...I already "like" her!

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  55. FOLLOWING YOU DIRECTION I HOPE THIS TIME WE GET THE BINGO!

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  56. Liked Pat on facebook. Gorgeous fabrics and I love the caftan dress!

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  57. I LIKE Pat Bravo on Facebook. Love all of her fabrics, including her newest line. I would make pretty oven mitts, wallets and little girl dresses if I won this gorgeous fabric.

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  58. Already like Pat on facebook. She is my fav designer. Can't tell you how much fabric I have of her's. But, I can always use MORE!!!!

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  59. I am now liking Pam on Facebook. Her designs are always so exciting. I would make a quilt and tons of accessories with the fabric.

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  60. I liked Pat on Facebook! I love all her lines and would make me some pillows with that blue!!! LOVE those slippers!

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  61. Yes, I liked her too. Her color palatte is awesome!! It will help me stretch my comfort zone. I think it would be good for a teenage girl's quilt with the right pattern.

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  62. Thanks for the great giveaway!! I have liked Pat on FB for a while, so I hope that still makes me eligible. I LOVE this collection, and am already envisioning the pillows I'll make with my bundle!!

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  63. I liked her Facebook page. What a beautiful line of fabric! Thank you for a great review

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  64. fab colors/prints! I 'like' Pat Bravo on FB. If I won, would love to make a purse! thanks for the chance to win

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  65. I just "liked" Pat on facebook. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  66. Very pretty fabrics. Maybe a colorful runner for kitchen table and throw pillows to match...
    Liked Pat on Facebook!

    Karen

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  67. I've just liked Pat's page and I have fallen in love with Floralism Deepn Sea. It's stunning.
    Thank you for the giveaway Ryan and Pat.

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  68. I have liked her on facebook. I really love this fabric line. So bright and crisp. I don't know if I can pick a favorite, but I do know that this would make a wonderful color scheme in my bedroom, which so needs to be redone. I would love to wake up to these fabrics every day.

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  69. I "like" her on Facebook! Absolutely gorgeous fabric! I'd love to make a dress for one of my little girls! Thanks for the chance to win some of this beautiful fabric!

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  70. I Liked her - and I really do like her :) All the colors in the recent fabric lines have been so amazing! Crossing my fingers to win some to the fabulous new group!

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  71. I just "liked" her. I'd make a baby quilt.

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  72. I like her FB. LOVE her fabrics! One of my favorite designers.

    I would love to make my dolly girl a dress or a coupla skirts with this line :)

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  73. I "Liked" Pat and I love her fabrics! I would love to make a quilt like she made; it is gorgeous with the matching pillowcases!

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  74. I "liked" Pat on Facebook. I'm not normally a fan of navy blue, but I love that fabric that the caftan is sewn from! It reminds me of a floral sheet set that one of my older sisters had in the 70's, that I thought was so pretty.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Laurascontests at hotmail dotcom

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  75. I just liked Pat on facebook. What a wonderful line of fabric...I see a gorqeous quilt with the navy as my background fabric...yummy!

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  76. I already like Pat Bravo on facebook. I think I like the drawn art cherry and would use it to make a skirt for a little girl.

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  77. Beautiful fabric as always. I already like Pat on FB. Thank you.

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  78. I just left her some comment lurve on her FB page, and added her page to the list of favorites on my page: OleFrogEyes design wall for quilters!
    I would use the bundle to create the quilt shown in her market booth - lovely!

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  79. I liked her on FB. I am not so sure about that dress-pretty daring. Glad it is on a manikin. Navy isn't a favorite color of mine, but it is really pretty with the rest of the colors in this collection. I would love to make a quilt with it.

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  80. I liked Pat on FB.
    I would make the quilt on the bed in your interview.

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  81. Dude! Where can I get a pattern for that dress?! It rocks!

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  82. I already "like" her on FB! Her designs just .... they just knock my shoes off! (That's going beyond knocking my socks off!)
    Thank you for the opportunity!
    KZK

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  83. I did click "like" but actually I "LOVE" pat's facebook page and her website too.
    The slippers really caught my eye. I think if I were to win, I'd def. make the slippers to match some pillow sham's and maybe even add a bed runner to bring the set together.

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  84. I like Pat on facebook already! I bought some of the navy print and love it! Might have to make those slippers with it!

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  85. great fabric line! She is liked by me on facebook :)

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  86. I just 'liked' her, although I've been a fan of her fabrics for a while now! I love her use of colors!

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  87. I don't just LIKE her I LOVE her... and I liked her on facebook too- I would love to use these gorgeous fabrics to make aprons for my shop!

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  89. I liked her on FB! Lovely prints!! :-)

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  90. Liked Pat on FB. Lovely colors and prints!

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  91. Wow! I am loving Modernology! I liked Pat Bravo on FB!

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  92. Love love the blues from the navy to those which are more teal toned. Would love to make a quilt with these!! Kathy

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  93. This line is gorgeous! And I liked her on FB.

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  94. I liked her on facebook and love all of her lines.

    As for what I would make. I bought the swoon pattern (finally) and I think some of these prints will fit the bill quite nicely.

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  95. I "liked" Patricia Bravo and actually left her a comment on facebook too! I'd Love to make a lap quilt with this beautiful line!

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  96. I like Pat on facebook. Love the fabric,would make a beautiful quilt.

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  97. I liked Pat Bravo on FB. Because I do. Like her!

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  98. I already like Pat on FB. Love those slippers!

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  99. I already like Pat on Facebook and I love Modernology!!!
    I would use the fabric to make my nieces some fun accessories or a quilt. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  100. I love anything Pat Bravo and like her on Facebook.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  101. So glad you had an interview with Pat Bravo. Her fabric is yummy - I need to get back in the quilt shops and find some, unless I win! I liked her on Facebook.

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  102. I liked Pat Bravo on Facebook. Pretty fabrics! I'd make a lovely pillow with the fabric.

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  103. I just liked her on Facebook! I Love this line and can see quilts for my new family room. Thanks for the chance to win some of this awesome fabric.

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  104. I already LOVE Pat Bravo on Facebook, and was SO excited last weekend when I was in my LQS and found some of her fabrics there! They were only wee fat quarters, but I knew it instantly :D

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  105. Hi Ryan, I like Pat on F/B and I left a comment there. :)

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  106. I liked Pat Bravo on FB. I would definitely make some pillows with those prints.

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  107. I like her, I like her, I really do! But unfortunately I can't like her on facebook. Sorry, Pat! Love your fabric!

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  108. i liked Pat on FB.
    And do like her fabrics.
    Right now I am not sure what I would use the bundle for.

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  109. Love this collection, I think that I would make a quilt! Thanks for the chance!!

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  110. I like her on FB. Love these fabrics. I'm not sure what I'd make yet - I'd sit and admire it for a while until I found the perfect project for it. Thanks for sharing!

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  111. I just visited Pat's Facebook site and definitely "Liked" her! She is so talented!! Beautiful fabrics! I'd jump for joy if I am one of the lucky winners!!!! :-) Thanks for this fun contest!

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  112. Yes, I like (love) Pat Bravo on FB! Really love the pics of her booth at Market and all of that gorgeous fabric! carolann427@aol.com

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  113. I just 'liked' Pat Bravo on fb, those new fabrics look fantastic, and I think I'd have to make a pair of slippers with them :) patchworkbarn@hotmail.co.uk

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  114. i just liked her on FB. well now i'm still thinking on what to make..
    thanks.
    ivyworis@yahoo.com

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  115. I like Pat on facebook. I love those dark colors now that I looked at them a little closer. Thank you both for this wonderful giveaway.

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  116. Like her on facebook, but love modernology! Perfect for my dining room, so I would make a runner, napkins and placemats. yummmmm

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  117. As usual, this is a gorgeous line from Pat Bravo! I like her on facebook :)

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  118. I "liked" her on facebook! I'd love to make a tote out of those pretty pinks :)

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  119. I liked Pat! Beautiful fabric-I'd make a quilt for a Christmas gift! Thanks!

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  120. The blue is great, and that flowery dress! Very cute. I would probably use it to make quilts/pillows. I think that would show off the large prints well.

    Thanks so much for sharing. Gorgeous fabric.

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  121. I already "like" her on Facebook and I would love to make a lapquilt with that beautiful fabric.
    Judith.
    judithlynes(at)btinternet(dot)com

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  122. Just "Liked" Pat on Facebook. While there, I saw her wonderful Bendingpins pillow ... LOVED it! Thanks for the wonderful give-away!

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  123. Have 'Like'ed Pat's page for awhile now. I think if I won this pack of gorgeous fabric, I'd love to make a little girls quilt! Fingers crossed I can produce one this time, lol.

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  124. I already "like" her :)
    I'd probably just stare at it for a couple weeks and then I'd decide what to do with it !

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  125. I 'liked' Pat's FB page and I am also a follower of it.
    Would love to win the giveaway and make something totally awesome with it!!

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  126. I LOVE LOVE Pat Bravo...already a fan on her FB page!!! I am totally loving the dress w/the red sash...FABULOUS!

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  127. I already follow Pat. I would make a quilt, tote bag, walker bag, or wheelchair bag for World of Charity Stitching so that the ladies in the nursing home would have a bright & cheerful day.

    Dona
    http://worldofcharitystitching.blogspot.com

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  128. I like Pat on FB, love following her posts and love love love her fabrics. I would love a bundle like this to make many fabulous clutches and bags!
    Thanks for the opp at this give away!

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  129. I already like pat's facebook page! (how I found out about this giveaway!)

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  130. I already like her on facebook. And I'd make a quilt!

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  131. Half yards! I love navy, so this is great.

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  132. Love Pat Bravo's designs. "Like" her on FB. I have seen so many adorable quilts lately hard to say how I would use. The fabric will make whatever I do look much better. lol
    Sally King

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  133. I don't just like Pat, I love her, but Facebook is rather limiting. Still, I like her as much as Facebook allows.

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  134. I liked Pat BEFORE I saw your give away! Love these prints and so would my Granddaughter with a wall hanging for her new bedroom in her new town! thanks for the opportunity!

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  135. I already "like" Pat's page! Love, love, love the new Modernology line!

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  136. I'm a liker! and I love this new range of fabrics - would love to make a quilt like the one on the bed at market. The colours look fantastic against the white linen :o)

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  137. I have been a fan of Pat Bravo for a long time, and have liked her on FB since her page began on Facebook. I'm looking forward to making some bright tote bags with these fabrics!Love the red added in the palette!

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  138. I "liked" her on fb, though I love her fabric. I would make a quilt for someone with these beautiful fabrics

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  139. This is a fantastic collection. I just liked her on FB. Love that outfit on Martha.

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  140. I like Pat Bravo on FB!
    Thanks for a chance to win this awesome fabric!

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  141. I just "liked" Pat on Facebook I love all her fabric and would have a hard time trying to pick what to make.

    I would have to be brave enough to cut into it :)

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  142. I already "liked" her on facebook, I love this collection!!!

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  143. I liked her on facebook. I love all of these fabrics but the slippers are so awesome. I would probably make sleepnpants and slippers.

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  144. I already like her on facebook and I am currently making a quilt from her scaps for project Linus, I love the color palette of Modernology thanks for the chance to win.

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  145. I'm a big fan of Pat's work -- happily following her on FB now!

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  146. I just love these fabrics, I can see lots of christmas pressies being made if I was lucky!
    I have 'liked' her, thanks for the chance!


    elaineridley@btinternet.com

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  147. I went and "liked" her :-) I loved the bedding. I want to make the whole set...just like that... but I'd settle for some FQs to make my nephew a snuggly quilt.

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  148. I liked her on facebook :)

    This is so pretty!! I just made a pair of PJ pants out of some Bazaar style fabric and they're definitely my new faves... SO SOFT! I am dying to make a Modernology quilt now :)

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  149. I liked Pat's fb page! I like her fabrics!

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  150. I've been and like Pat - I should have done so long ago. I'd dearly love to win the fabric so I can get started on the quilt for my housemate who is rediscovering her girly side. Thanks for the chance

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  151. I just liked her on Facebook . Awesome collection . The fabric line rocks .The dress was great . Wish I was 30 years younger and 30 pounds lighter .:>))
    Piecefully Carol Fiberdiva@verizon.net

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  152. I "liked" Pats fabrics ages ago on FaceBook. Always an inspirational display to look at.

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  153. Just liked Pat's Facebook page. These fabrics are so cool. I would probably break the pack up, add a solid or two and, maybe another print for a lap or baby quilt.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  154. I like Pat's page on Facebook. And I am crazy about Modernology. Love that line! So much potential

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