Monday, September 19, 2016

The Road Home Blog Hop


Don't you just love the"Road Home" hop?
A big thanks to Amy and Marian for all the time 
and effort they have put into this hop. 
They have found the best sponsors on the planet... 
... here's a round of applause for them too!
Your contribution to our blogging world is so appreciated.
:-)
Now add in all the bloggers, who just couldn't wait to 
share their "Road Home"
We've got a row-a-palooza, going on!
LOL!
There are rows from all over the globe and
you never have to leave home to collect them.

Home for me...

The "Last Frontier"
It's never actually been my home, 
but it sure feels like it every time I visit. 


Glaciers, wilderness, wildlife, and gorgeous views.
But the best is the friends, who make me feel so at home.
Yes, I shed a tear every time I have to leave.


Its a big place. This state is almost 1/3 of the size of the entire USA.


This map from "Freepublic.com" shows you just how big it is.
And for some place that BIG...they have very few roads.
Yep, wilderness is the word, and this city locked girl
LOVES IT!


 I owe big thanks to the University of Alaska Fairbanks,
for the clipart used in my row.
It was perfect for my "Road to Denali"


If your interested in this row,
It is $3.50, payable thru paypal.
Please contact me
Calicojoan@aol.com
And I will get it to you right away!
:-)


Here's the real Mt McKinley in Denali National Park.
This photo was taken on a flight seeing trip.
Seeing the peak is a very unusual treat.
This mountain it so tall, that it creates it's own weather.
We felt very blessed.
to be able to spend such a gorgeous day with her!


Oh, I could just go on and on...
...but you want to get to these incredible give-aways!
;-)

And for those who have an embroidery machine...
Sorry, everything does have to be mailed. If your international 
your welcome to enter, but must be willing to pay 
shipping costs as well as possible
customs/duties fees.
Just let us know!

Here's the schedule for the complete hop.

September 6
creates Harrisville, MI Sunrise Coast
creates Adelaide South Australia
creates Grand Coulee, Washington
creates Alberta Canada

September 8
creates Colorado
creates Bulgaria
creates Las Vegas, Nevada
creates Amanzimtoti, South Africa

September 13
creates Edinburgh, UK
creates Heber City, Utah
creates Idaho Falls, Idaho
creates New Zealand

September 15
creates Road to Tehachapi (CA)
creates Worchester Country in Central Massachusetts
creates Toronto, Ontario Canada
creates New Milford, Connecticut

September 20
creates Denmark
creates Netherlands
creates Alaska
creates Northern Main

September 22
creates Beaches of California
creates Africa
creates Port Angeles, Washington
creates West Michigan Shoreline

September 27
creates Dodge City, Kansas
creates Northern Rivers Region NSW, Australia
creates Hollywood/LA
(Dual Posting)
creates Baltimore, MD

September 29
creates Burlington Vermont
creates Manitoulin Island, Canada
creates Oregon
creates Silicon Valley, CA

October 04
creates Central New Mexico
creates Netherlands
creates North Carolina
creates Outer Space

Ocotober 06
creates York, Maine
creates New Hampshire
creates Oklahoma
creates Mojave Desert
creates North Georgia Mountains

October 11
Show N Tell day
TBA

Stop in and visit them all...
Tell them Joan sent ya!

:-)

A big thanks to our fabulous sponsors!



Sunset on the Turnagain Arm
(and my post)
LOL!
Keep on Stitchin'

95 comments:

  1. I love the pictures of Alaska, makes me just drool... I wanna go so bad.. Someday... Of course the depiction in your row is amazing to and for being new to Electric Quilt and designing, I thought you did exceptionally well. Of course, it's always a joy for me to visit my good friend Joan's blog. She always make me smile and makes me feel welcome and warm inside.

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  2. Great row and love all the beautiful photos of Alaska....thanks for taking the time to share!

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  3. I love your Alaska block. We went 2 years ago and still dream of returning

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  4. Awesome row! A visit to Alaska is on my bucket list!

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  5. Lovely post and great row! thank you!

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  6. A place I'd love to visit some day. Wonderful row!

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  7. I would love to visit Alaska someday! Your row is a beautiful representation of a gorgeous place!

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  8. This row is so YOU! I love the animals walking and the mountain behind them. You did a great job of letting us know what you love about Alaska...thank you!

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  9. I knew your row would be good!! LOVE it (I love Moose). I enjoyed the post too, I hope I get another life so I can visit your state.
    xx, Carol

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  10. Wonderful row and great map showing how big Alaska is. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  11. Alaska looks like wonderful place for you to call home! I have never been, but my daughter & my brother lived there-they both loved it! Your block is amazing! Thank you, Susan

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  12. Alaska is one place I want to visit but dear husband was stationed there for several years and does not want to go back. So I visit thru others' eyes.

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  13. Alaska is a wonderful state. We visited my mother's best friend in Juneau when I was 6 years old. Hiked a trail by Mendenhall Glacier, stepped over bear remains and lots of scat, stayed up late to see the 4th of July fireworks, saw the Northern Lights. The trip left a lasting impression. Sadly I have not been able to return.

    Thank you for bringing back the memories with a wonderful row. You did a wonderful job of the row and the post.

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  14. Wonderful row, we really enjoyed our visit to Alaska too! Thank you!

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  15. lovely row. and your pictures are great. thanks for sharing.

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  16. Great row Joan! I have never been to Alaska, but have heard so many wonderful stories about it. I would love to see the Northern Lights. I think that would be awesome. Thanks for sharing and showing all the beautiful pictures.

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  17. Love your row ty for sharing love moose... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  18. I love your row block! My hubby has always wanted to go to Alaska. Maybe one day :-)

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  19. Wonderful tribute to a big State.

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  20. Loveing the landscape nature of so many of these rows!

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  21. What a fun post and ROW pattern. Of course, I love all things Alaska.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  22. you live in the most beautiful state!

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  23. I love your row! I wonder if you will ever move to Alaska, maybe when you retire. I've always thought it was beautiful, but for those long winters, I want a steady supply of heat! =) dezertsuz at gmail

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  24. Thank you for your row. My sister has lived in Alaska for 30 years.

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  25. Love your animal parade row. Alaska is on my "Bucket List" too. Thanks for the pictures of the lovely scenery and your row.

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  26. Lovely row. Enjoyed the information about why Alaska means so much to you.

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  27. Lovely row. Enjoyed the information about why Alaska means so much to you.

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  28. Such a cute and clever row block! I love your design, and your story behind the block!
    Susie

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  29. I've always wanted to visit Alaska! I love your row - it is perfect!

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  30. Thank you for the cute row by row block.

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  31. Beautiful row. Very representative.

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  32. I love your row! It shows so much life and beauty of Alaska. Thank you so much for giving us your time and creativity.

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  33. Love the row, especially the wildlife. Beautiful pictures.

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  34. Love it! And I love Alaska. I resisted going for years, annoyed at all the 'hype,' only to finally go and discover that people were understating how amazing it is!

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  35. Love your row. Great pictures from Alaska!

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  36. I have never been to Alaska, but it is high on my Bucket list. I love the row. It reminds me of the Northwoods of Maine where I lived for 5 years.

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  37. Visiting Alaska is on my bucket list; especially since my daughter, and her fam, live there! My son-in-law is a Coast Guard rescue pilot and the fam lives in Kodiak. Love your row!

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  38. I've always wanted to visit Alaska. Maybe one day I will be able to do just that. Your row is great.

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  39. Great reminder of our road trip from So. Calif to Alaska. Thank you!

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  40. Love your row. It is so nice to see different parts of the world that I wouldn't get to see otherwise! Thank You!

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  41. I hope to visit Alaska one day. I love your row.

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  42. Wonderful photos. I hadn't realized how bit the state is. Thanks for the great row!

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  43. Great row, thanks for sharing!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  44. Your love of Alaska has encouraged me to begin quilting again. love the Alaska row

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  45. love your block and as always your moose is on there.

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  46. I never get tired of pictures of Alaska. Love your block. crystalbluern at tds dot net

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  47. Your love of Alaska has encouraged me to begin quilting again. love the Alaska row

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  48. I love being in the mountains. I love living less than 5 minutes from a canyon, here in Utah. I don't think I could live anywhere that doesn't have a mountain view.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  49. I would love to go to Alaska. I love mountains and lakes, but I'm currently living in a suburb of New York City. No mountains, but an ocean beach is 20 minutes away.

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  50. Such a peaceful row, Mr. Moose and friends!

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  51. Your row is beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  52. I still hope to visit Alaska some day on a cruise.

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  53. Your row is gorgeous! We hope to go to Alaska one day, it would be great to see in person the spectacular things I've seen in pictures.

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  54. Your pictures bring back great memories of the Alaskan cruise my husband and I took a few years ago. It was an awesome, beautiful trip...a once in a lifetime vacation! The beauty, the glaciers, the waters, the wildlife and the friendly towns were all wonderful!

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  55. Great Row, Alaska is beautiful (and so is Colorado!! Just got back from 9 days in Woodland Park! snow on Pike's Peak!)

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  56. Lovely row! I was blessed to visit Alaska several years ago -- beautiful state!! (lynnstck(at)yahoo.com)

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  57. Thanks for sharing such pretty photos.

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  58. Love your Alaska row! I visited your state once and would love to return!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  59. The pictures just make me want to come and visit. Thanks!

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  60. Love your row and your pic's are Beautiful! Really would love to visit Alaska some day.

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  61. Love your row and the photo's..... makes me want to go there

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  62. What a wonderful post! I loved what I learned about Alaska - especially that map that shows the size! The photos are gorgeous and your quilt is delightful! It captures all the wonderful things about the state. I want to visit Alaska!

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  63. Love your row! I've always wanted to visit Alaska.

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  64. Well done, Joan, on your wonderful row. It definitely reminds me of everything I know you love about Alaska. What a great contribution to the hop!!!

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  65. What a fun row!! Really beautiful!!! And thanks for the extra info, I didn't know that Alaska was that big!! :)

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  66. Home is where the heart is, and yours is in Alasks. Beautiful row!

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  67. Home is where the heart is, and yours is in Alasks. Beautiful row!

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  68. Beautiful row Joan! I have always wanted to visit Alaska!

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  69. I love your row and your pictures of Alaska. Brings back lots of memories of a two week visit we had several years ago. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  70. You may live in the lower 48 but I've known that Alaska had your heart. What a lovely row. Thanks for sharing; you are a fabulous sharer. :)

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  71. I have wanted to visit Alaska since I was a kid and seeing your pictures and row makes me want to even more. I would love to hear more of your perspective on Alaska.

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  72. I think Alaska is a very nice country, once I will visit it.

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  73. I have two friends that live in Alaska. Lucky ducks! One works on the pipeline and is always posting awesome pics. Thanks for the great row!

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  74. Love Alaska and it's wide open spaces. At one time, I thought about living there, unfortunately, that is not to be due to no longer being able to tolerate real cold temperatures. Thanks to your lovely row, I can now dream of being there each time I look at your design. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  75. Joan your row is fabulous! Another place that I would love to go and visit! That map is amazing to show just how vast Alaska is. I'm loving all the rows on this hop! Thanks for the free pattern.

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  76. My nephew lived in Alaska for a few years, and he loved every minute of it. I wish we'd been able to visit him there. I love your row, and might make it for them as a memory of their time there. Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

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  77. My nephew lived in Alaska for a few years, and he loved every minute of it. I wish we'd been able to visit him there. I love your row, and might make it for them as a memory of their time there. Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

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  78. I love seeing everyone's quilt. How they interpret home.

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  79. I love your row. I am originally from Montana, now residing in Illinois. I miss the mountains and the clean air. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  80. What a beautiful row. I understand how a place that isn't officially home can feel very much like the place your heart resides. Thank you for sharing.

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  81. Of course Alaska would feel like home. It moose be a very beautiful place. Love your row.

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  82. such a great row Joan! and you never know how big alaska until you compare the map.

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  83. Beautiful row and brings back such great memories of our trip to Denali. Love the eagle! Alaska is just gorgeous!

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  84. Beautiful row. I love the moose that you incorporated into the row!

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  85. Love your row! I also call Alaska home. I moved there when I was eight years old. Even though I don't live there now, that's where I grew up and spent many years. I lived in Sutton and went to school in Palmer.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  86. Great row and thanks for the gorgeous pictures.

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  87. Of course, Alaska's row would have a bear in it. I have family that live in Ketchikan and would love to visit the entire state. Thank you for sharing!

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  88. Have loved seeing all your pictures & your Row! thank you for being part of this Tour!! :)

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