Monday, July 6, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - July 6, 2015 Edition


We hope that you had a great weekend. June's Desire To Inspire challenger will be presented tomorrow because we didn't want her beautiful project to be lost in the holiday week.

For today, we are ready to roll with another Let's Get Quilting. Last week's winner is Joyce Mitchell. Congratulations!



This week we are are giving away a bundle of Jan Shade Beach's Holiday Magic. This should get you into holiday sewing! We know that it is going to be 90 degrees around NYC this week. We're trying to inspire you to think "Christmas!" This giveaway has been perfectly timed to the Desire To Inspire project. You'll have to come back to check it out tomorrow.

Tell us what you did for the holiday weekend and you might win Jan's fabric.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!

- HG

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Gill said...

Thanks for a great giveaway!
A family crisis meant my plans were put on hold

Allison CB said...

Fantastic fireworks! Lots of quilting! Good food and barbeque! It was a full weekend!

DebraKay Neiman said...

Watched the birds at the feeder and birdbath with my broken foot elevated - also on Facebook and quilting blogs all day. Husband watched the fireworks from our deck. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

anna brown said...

I worked most the weekend but made it up north to see fireworks with my family..........love the 4th.......happyness04431@yahoo.com

JoyceLM said...

I played around designing some donation quilts in EQ & watched the US women win the World Cup Soccer Championship. Thanks.

Jackie said...

Love the fabric, especially the red one with snowshoes.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I stayed at home for the 4th weekend - can't say it was quiet, but it was relaxing.

JANET said...

I worked on a picnic quilt for my son and his children when they go to the park.

ledamewood said...

I spent the holiday weekend at home with my husband. we've been travelling or had our grandchildren here for the previous 5 weeks, so we were just enjoying some down time.

Lisa Marie said...

We went to a cookout and also got some things done around the house.

Linda said...

ENJOYED THE FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR OVER THE 4TH WEEKEND!
THANKS FOR A NEAT CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Betsy said...

I made some placemats this Fourth of July weekenf

Sweet Dreams Quilting said...

We spent time with family and friends and enjoyed an awesome fireworks display.

Kathy H said...

We spent time visiting with family and watching the fireworks.

Jo said...

I spent the holiday picking plums and working on cutting branch of a plum tree that had cracked because it was so over weighted with plums this year.

Michele T said...

We went canoeing on the holiday weekend... It was our maiden voyage and the weather and water was beautiful!! Can't wAit to get out on the lake to explore again!!

LeAnne said...

Had a BBQ but it was too dry here to shoot off any fireworks. Kind of a let down, but at least the dogs didn't freak out this year.

Evie H said...

Had a fun time at a family barbecue -- lots of good food!

Evie H said...

I don't see my post! I had a fun time at a family BBQ on the 4th -- lots of good food and good company!

Debbie Rogowski said...

I visited friends for the holiday and returned home just in time to be safe from storms rolling in
Had a great time though

Christine S said...

Stayed at home with family. I love this fabric line so much!!

Bonnie58 said...

As I'm from Canada, our holiday was July 1 which was on Wed. A nice break in the middle of the week to do some catching up and organizing in my sewing room. Thanks s much for sharing

Denise Cabral said...

My family went to the lake for the 4th of July weekend.

Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.com said...

Our kids, grandkids and some cousins came to our place for a cookout and fireworks on the 4th. It was a fun evening in spite of the mosquitoes!

Denise Mitchell said...

We had lunch we our family!

Joyce Carter said...

We stayed home and watched the fireworks from our deck.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Janie said...

Lovely collection. I enjoyed the holiday by celebrating my 51st birthday at my sisters. Picnicking, swimming and visiting with family and friends.

Anonymous said...

I spent time at a family barbecue.

sugar_lin2 at hotmail dot com

Joanna said...

Quiet time and relaxing in the yard, and feeling it was much deserved.

Jacque said...

We worked in the pasture and then came in for a cold watermelon snack! Thanks for the lovely giveaway opportunity!

Sandy D said...

We travelled to the City from the Farm to Celebrate our 45 wedding Anniversary with 3 of our four Daughters on the 4th of July.

Anne said...

We went biking in the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania! Simply beautiful!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

My hubby caught my summer cold, so we both needed to do a lot of resting to try to rid ourselves of them. We laid low and watched TV. :-) Thanks for the fun!

scottylover said...

I spent the weekend shopping and working on a tote bag to hold stuff on my work commute.

Sandy A

Anonymous said...

For the holiday, we had a family picnic and went to two different fire works shows. It was a great weekend!

Debby

Andrea York said...

Spent the weekend with friends-and did some sewing too!

Amy DeCesare said...

I spent a lovely holiday weekend doing some seeing and also visiting a local arts festival for some good food and music.

StanleyBeagle said...

I didn't do anything over the weekend - and it was GREAT

Judy Balek said...

We spent a quiet rainy holiday weekend at home. I did fit in some sewing.

Judy Balek said...

I spent a quiet rainy holiday weekend at home. I did fit in some sewing.

Janet Sabol said...

We had a quiet family get-together at my daughter's rural area. Then rain came so very few fireworks. I love those holiday fabrics!!

Barb N said...

This weekend we shared barbecues with friends, watched the local fireworks display, golfed, slept in, hung the flag to celebrate, and just enjoyed our freedoms.

ljeanne said...

We picked my daughter and grandson from the Atlanta airport. We live in Atlanta and they live in Tucson. It was wonderful to have them start their visit on the 4th. They watched fireworks from the plane!

PK Sews said...

I sewed all weekend! Thanks for the beautiful giveaway. I would use these fabrics in a Christmas tablerunner.

GranChris said...

I went to a cookout and did a lot of canning. Tomatoes are ripe now.

Donna W said...

Went to the fireworks on Saturday night in our 1960 MGA. They were beautiful and it was so much fun to sit in the car with the top down and look up and watch the spectacular presentation.

Connie Cain said...

We had a Bar-B-Q and the kids did fireworks.
craftyccain@gmail.com

Jen Barnard said...

I'm British, there was nothing special about the weekend for us. I spent it in bed, ill.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Lee said...

We went to two parties some friends hosted! So much fun to visit! thanks!

JudyCinNC said...

My Holiday weekend was a wonderful cookout with friends. Love this fabric and thanks for the generous opportunity to win. JC

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Fun fabrics! I had a relaxing weekend just enjoying the beautiful weather!

SeeAmySew said...

It rained most of the weekend here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I worked on organizing my sewing room. Looked like a storm went through it where I was working on some swap blocks last week...lol

Nancy said...

Didn't do anything special, just hung around. It rained. LOL!

Alice Ronne said...

I hope this is where I'm supposed to comment for the giveaway chance. We had a great holiday weekend with family and friends. Celebrated our 60th birthdays with a traditional Japanese kanreki celebration(hubby and I) hosted by our kids and my mom.

akronne17@gmail.com

janice said...

I spent the weekend quilting of course!

MtnJudy said...

On the holiday weekend, I spent some time sewing a sundress for my granddaughter. Plus I enjoyed viewing several fireworks displays from our back deck!

Heidi said...

I love this bundle, and it goes well with my Christmas stash! I spent the holiday weekend quilting, of course!

sisylyn2 said...

On the 4th I was in the hospital getting a revision on the graft in my arm for renal and then had breathing problems and had to be vented.

delaineelliott said...

I just stayed home with my family and relaxed. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Vicki H said...

We had a quiet day at home and then went to fireworks in the evening.

lfhpueblo said...

Wonderful Christmas Fabrics. Love the grays, unique for Christmas.
Lauralee Hensley
lfhpueblo@ (msn). (com)

lfhpueblo said...

Sorry forgot to post what I did for the weekend when I commented on the great fabric. What I did for the weekend was some gardening, some backyard clean-up projects, but need to do more that way. On the 4th of July sat on the back porch and watched fireworks going off all around us.

Margaret said...

I was very sick so we did not do anything this year. We hope to make it up next weekend

Debbie said...

You always have the prettiest fabrics. Thanks for another great giveaway. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

Kathy Davis said...

I went to a vineyard with my husband and 2 grown children this holiday weekend. We had a great time listening to the music, enjoying the wine and eating brick oven pizza.
kdavis1@centurytel.net

SewDoUQuilt said...

We had about 10 family members over for lunch. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

SewDoUQuilt said...

We had 10 family members over for lunch. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

Kathy E. said...

Our holiday weekend events included heading down by the Mississippi River to see the city's fireworks display over the river. Before that, we grilled out in the park and played some volleyball. We made some new friends too! Fun times.

Kristy said...

We actually finished up some projects we had started the week before. Still kind of going too! But they are all looking good, so well worth it! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

MoeWest said...

We enjoyed some great sunny weather and had a barbeque.

MoeWest said...

We enjoyed some great sunny weather and had a barbeque.

Judy1522 said...

We had a family barbecue and pot luck at my brother's house.

Dody said...

We went to the lake to watch fireworks.

Jean said...

We went camping with family.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

we had a very quite holiday at home, just us, didn't go anywhere but had a small barbecue at home

Pauline Gudas said...

We had a 3 generation cookout for the holiday weekend. Oerfect weather and the food was great.

madrekarin said...

It poured down rain on Saturday so I did the only logical thing- I sewed 560 Dresden blades into plates. Then I got food poisoning and stayed in bed all day Sunday watching Austenland. Really, about 5 times.

Sandra said...

Had a nice quiet day at home and then watched our neighbors light their fireworks at dark.

Kristen R said...

Love this collection! Dreaming of Christmas now

Her Indoors said...

It wasn't a holiday weekend here in the UK. We had nice weather so we did some gardening and I put together craft packs for a children's charity project.

Katy M said...

I attended a friend's wedding :)

Kathy said...

spent the weekend at home - celebrated my birthday on the 5th - great weekend

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

We sadly did nothing much! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

Lauren M. said...

We enjoyed the Holiday with our closest friends! A family tradition every year! maedgel @ Hotmail.com

mlhummy said...

Thank you for the chance to win these great prints :)
We spent the day with family. It was a lot of fun.

Jeneta said...

We simply spent time with family and friends.

Anita said...

I had a quiet weekend together with my family.

Vicki said...

We had a luau themed party and watched neighborhood fireworks!

kakecreator said...

I had a restful holiday weekend after my husband finally got out of the hospital after 6 weeks. It was wonderful to have him back home. Now I need to get back to my quilting. Would love to win the giveaway <3

sewingnancy said...

Fireworks in my daughter's front yard while watching my 5 year old granddaughter go absolutely nuts over all the sparkles, sounds and colors. She was a better show than the fireworks.
nancyannmcfall@yahoo.com

DianneB said...

Thanks for a chance at a beautiful giveaway. We went boating and celebrated my 12 year old's birthday. She was born on July 4th!

DianneB said...

Thanks for a chance to win a great prize! We spent the weekend boating and enjoying the weather.

Jane Newman said...

I am in the process of moving, but took some time to start a new quilt top. I can't pack my sewing machine until the very last minute!

Kerry said...

I was at a five day dog show and trial and slept though the community fire works that were practically in my back yard.

Memory Frost said...

Had my family over for a cookout. Cleaned my sewing room too

Memory Frost said...

Cleaned my sewing room and had my family over for supper.

Memory said...

Cleaned my sewing room and had my family over for supper.

LadyLike said...

Fabric giveaways are the best. What a lovely collection! Thanks for the offer!

AuntieD said...

Sick kitty had us at the emergency vet on the Fourth. Thanks for the giveaway.

Shelly sandy said...

My husband and I just spent some quiet time together.......

Pam G said...

Worked on a cross stitched, king sized quilt top my grandmother bought for me in 1973! I am almost done making it an antique and an heirloom!

Jane Millar said...

I watched the festivities in our apartment complex courtyard and worked on an art project.

Timothy Loy said...

I went to see fire works

Judy Magner said...

I spent my weekend organizing my sewing room and getting ready for an upcoming quilt show where I will be taking some great classes.

BJ said...

I sewed with a friend on the holiday.

Anonymous said...

I traveled on a ferry to get together with my family to
spent time together. Since we all live far apart this is always a special time for me.

Doris R said...

traveled long distance to spend time with my family. Always precious to me

Anonymous said...

I made monthly quilted wall hangings. Each month had something to applique and I used the freezer paper. Yes, it was on a roll and had curled ends. Thanks ofr the ideas and this opportunity.

Dayna said...

Had a wonderful time with family and friends at a 4th of July party. Swimming, good food, fireworks, but most of all great time with the people I love.

GmaGrogan said...

GmaGrogan
I went to Eurika Springs with my husband for our 29 Wedding Anniversary! We had a 3 day weekend enjoying antique shops, 1 fabric shop, & a train ride lunch!

Anonymous said...

I joined friends who roasted a whole pig! This was my first pig roast. Friends, great food and drink, followed by fireworks. Such fun!

Lavonne Hansen said...

not as much fun as some others. Weeded the flowerbeds - weather was perfect and the neighbor boy was available to help with the big stuff. got my quota of vitamin D.

Lavonne Hansen said...

not as much fun as some others. Weeded the flowerbeds - weather was perfect and the neighbor boy was available to help with the big stuff. got my quota of vitamin D.

Lavonne Hansen said...

can't seem to get the google account to work - trying again

Donna said...

spent the day as usual walking the dog, and chillin out with family.. thanks for a chance to win this bundle.. Kim is my favorite designer EVER!

sarah said...

Over the holiday, I stayed away from crowds, watched the fireworks on TV, and quilted all weekend! On the 4th, I attended a backyard bonfire and made smores with my grandchild. Next day, did more sewing! Love to have more fabric to use and love to use them on the free applique pattern that I just downloaded too!

gab said...

I cooked, sewed and watched fireworks.

Momma/Deb said...

We rested up from our two week camping trip! Nothing wears you out better than a great vacation!! Hugs, Deb Johnson

Dianne Gillin said...

I spent the holiday weekend on a beautiful lake in central Washington state with family. This is a long standing tradition in my family.
Dianne Gillin
diannegillin@gmail.com

Mary M said...

Would like to try Kim Diehl's new applique paper - sounds much easier than trying to cut and print from an oversize roll of freezer paper!

Mary M said...

Would like to try Kim Diehl's new applique paper. Sounds so much less frustrating than cutting a printer sheet from an oversized roll of freezer paper. Pretty fabric, too.

Sandy D said...

I am fairly new to Kim's technique. Her designs and the beautiful fabric line by Henry Glass are a beautiful combination. I also just purchased some of her freezer so am anxious to try her method.

dallassandy@att.net

Darlene B said...

Life has been crazy....so my husband and I went to the beach to get away from it all. It was a perfect day away :)

Karen said...

Went out to breakfast with a friend and her partner, then had a quiet day at home.

Margaret K. said...

Went to a Diamondbacks game...

Ann C said...

I spent some 'inspiration' time in my sewing room, did some cross-stitch & spent quiet time with my husband. LOVE the fabrics! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

Mary said...

Watched a Neighborhood parade, sold Raffle Tickets for our Guild in the Park and Quilted 4 small quilts! Watched Macy's Fireworks on TV.

Danette Stankovich said...

We went camping for the Holiday weekend. It was great! thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

Sallie said...

Family BBQ

Abbigail said...

I rested! I had 2 of my grandkids with me the week before and they went home on the 3rd. I was worn out! Lots of fun though!

Sharon K said...

I went to a Native American Pow Wow on the 4th w/my son and some friends. On the 5th, I went and got a lot of flowers to plant and spent time w/my parents. On the 6th, my family and my parents went to the beach and went kayaking. So a Fun filled Weekend.

Judy W. said...

I spent the weekend finishing table toppers for my cousins from Ireland to take back home with them.

Crickets Corner said...

Spent it in the hospital in the ICU. Finally feeling better and ready to get home to my two kittens and sewing.

Sue D said...

We stayed quietly at home working on our projects. I went through my shelves and found unfinished quilt tops. I quilted one quilt and 2 wall hangings. yea!

Barbara winkler said...

I've been busy making and presenting Quilts of Valor.

Anonymous said...

I cooked, cleaned and worked on my latest quilt, a Kim Diehl pattern.

Kirsten Parris said...

I cooked, cleaned, and worked on my latest quilt, a Kim Diehl pattern.

Erika Hatcher said...

Had a last minute plan to go enjoy the 4th. with our kids in Cottonwood, Az.! Even with the rain the Fireworks still went on!

RT May said...

We watched a movie, grabbed a burger, and stayed inside where it was cool!

Anonymous said...

I cooked some of my favorite foods, cleaned, and quilted on my latest quilt--a pattern by Kim Diehl.

Janelle Bucher said...

Enjoyed a family cookout. Even had a bonfire, perfect weather this year. Couldn't have been better.

JudyB said...

We spent the weekend with our kids and visited a lovely historical site in Naperville, Illinois - Naper Settlement. Thought it was the perfect way to spend a patriotic holiday - visiting a historic site and what a lovely place it was!

Anonymous said...

stayed home to protect that house from local fireworks. Fortunately this year the local boys are old enough to be interested in girls instead of fireworks. So it was quiet

Jackie Papallo said...

My husband and I spent our holiday weekend painting my son's bedroom and redoing my sewing room. There were also a couple trips to Sonic for vanilla soft serve ice cream cones!

Joan H. said...

We had a picnic lunch with my sister and her husband and enjoyed the summer weather.

Joan H. said...

We had a picnic lunch with my sister and her husband and enjoyed the summer weather.

Becky Harvey said...

My husband and I went to the local Farmer's Market in the morning for fresh produce. Then in the evening we saw some fireworks. A quiet but lovely day to celebrate the 4th.

Becky Harvey said...

My husband and I went to the Farmer's Market in the morning for fresh produce. Then in the evening we saw fireworks. It was a lovely 4th of July for us!

Dena K. said...

I stayed home, I was on my phone on video talk and watch my grandsons watch their fireworks.

Bev K said...

I went to an annual quilt show/trunk show/lecture at Nebraska's 4th of July city, Seward, NE. Any day at a quilt show is a holiday!

Karen said...

I spent the weekend relaxing with my family and sneaking in some quilting too.

NRoot said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. Our 4th holiday was spent on our property with a cookout, fireworks and good conversation with family. Always a great time on the 4th.

Patti L. said...

Spent the weekend with family and watched fireworks from our backyard. Relaxing holiday weekend!

Carol C Thomas said...

I spent the holiday in Kentucky at a state park walking nature trails, eating good foods, looking at quilt blocks on barns on country roads.

Carol C Thomas said...

I traveled to Kentucky to a state park, walked nature trails, ate good food, and enjoyed all the quilt block on barns we saw on country roads.

Judy Allen said...

I worked on hand sewing the binding on a quilt for a 5 year old boy.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous cookout on Saturday w/visiting family, met and made some new friends too:) That was a bonus. Even tho it relaxes and smoothes me, No sewing or quilting got done however:) Thank you.
bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jane Green said...

I went to a cookout. Yum! Thanks for the chance.

DMC said...

Gardened and visited by Dad

Wendy said...

A great family vacation at the beach! Took along some hand appliqué for those few quiet moments :)

Doreen S said...

I worked on the quilt I'm making for my nephew who is getting married on July 18. I call it the Oregon Quilt because it has wild geese trees in 4 sizes, some appliqued Oregon wild flowers, Oregon Grape, birds fish, tadpoles, dragon flies and other wild animals along with pieced deer, a coyote and a bear. I finally got the top done and started quilting it today!

Janie said...

spent the weekend in Silverton, CO....best 4th celebrations and fireworks....along with my sisters and our oldest grandson & girlfriend, brother and sister-in-law

Jacqueline Gould said...

I spent time with my adopted grand-daughter who was very excited about the coming fireworks and sparklers. We had a great time!

Joyce Ann said...

My husband was home from his Nursing Home and we went to 4th Picnic

Kathy said...

We grilled out & watched fireworks on TV & at the park.

rita said...

had a great 4th. spent time with some fellow veteran families at the VFW and American Legion. worked on my thanksgiving and Christmas place mats. lots of good memories made with family and friends. said a prayer for our country

MamaJ said...

Sewed on a red,white and blue log cabin quilt in my air conditioned sewing room.

G&G said...

We had company at our cottage on the 3rd, 4th and 5th. They did not stay overnight so I had my machine and worked on a project in between guests.

G&G said...

We had company at our cottage on the 3rd,4th & 5th. They did not stay overnight, so between guests I got out my machine and worked on a project.

Karen said...

We had a picnic with extended family on a tiny island in Canada!

aus_chick said...

We had lunch with friends, and dinner at a persian restaurant - celebrating american diversity!

Grammy's Quilting Studio said...

Ate hot dogs, corn on the cob, waited til it was dark enough to go see fireworks. Happy 4th.

Cori said...

Planting the next round of veggies and weeded the gardens

Kathryn Errante said...

I watched fireworks on TV from my comfortable couch.

ShelleyJo said...

Had a pig roast with family.

Kathryn Errante said...

I watched fireworks on TV from my comfortable couch.

Walter said...

I was finishing packing up my sewing studio for a move eventually to a newly built house; but I have 80 bins of fabric to store now! pjrquilter at msn dot com. Gorgeous fabric!

Kimmie said...

We enjoyed a BBQ with friends and family! There's nothing like spending time with those you love!

minibea12 said...

I worked over the Holiday weekend and at night enjoyed the fireworks on tv.
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

joanne roberts said...

We celebrated our country's birthday, my daughters birthday and my sil's birthday. Fireworks and BBQ

Anonymous said...

I spent the weekend at the beach. Then a BBQ and swimming. Great day.
debbientombstone@aol.com

katiequilts said...

Katie Coventry saidI Went to a BBQ and then came home an worked on a Table Runner and Quilt. Loved having time to sew and work on new quilting projects.

katiequilts@aol.com said...

Katiequilts said
I went to a BBQ and sewed a table runner and worked on a new quilt. Spent time with friends and watched fireworks with friends.

Alesha Klein said...

I spent a leisure weekend grilling out for various family members at different times, quilting in between visits. Sometimes its just nice to relax and grill a simple hot dog with your son/daughter in law.
akk_nana@yahoo.com

Darlene Osborn said...

These are so me colors!!

ledamewood said...

After having grandchildren here for 3 weeks, my husband and I relaxed. Visitors for lunch, then just us. It was a glorious evening.

Nana Phyllis said...

I'm a retired school librarian and have been quilting almost a year. I'm addicted! We just returned from a trip to a National Park and I had to visit a quilt shop on a nearby town! Would love to win this great prize!

Anonymous said...

We retitled our sons' bathroom. It looks great.

Michael Adams said...

We retitled our son's bathroom and it looks great.

J. Partyka said...

I quilted of course! and then there were all the fireworks shooting off around all night.

Anonymous said...

I spent the weekend altering dresses for a friends daughters upcoming wedding. Mo Shippee wmgmk@aol.com

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

We went boating on the river with friends for a great time!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I spend Saturday with 12 of my knitting friends. We knitted while one of the husbands grilled chicken and Italian sausages to go with our potluck lunch.
We all had a great time.

Beth McC said...

We had a lot of rain off and on, and the ground was very soggy, so I stayed home and watched local fireworks (Red, White, and BOOM) on TV.

Jacqueline said...

Swimming, barbecuing, piecing and hand work. The handwork was the most fun. Thanks for a chance.

Anonymous said...

Lovely day. Worked in my flowers and sewed in the evening

jade2night@gmail.com said...

I stayed home where it was nice and cool.

chrisk said...

Sorted out my Charm square packs for fall projects, and looked for inspiration in the rest of my stash. Mainly though, just relaxed.

Cheryl Hammond said...

I practiced quilting on my new longarm!!!
Cheryl
sayitaintsew10@gmail.com

Emily C said...

We watched the fireworks from our balcony and had a BBQ with his grandmother.

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