Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Idaho We Hail Thee - Blog Tour Giveaway

It's great to be part of Clothworks'
Blog Tour!
Today's stop is in our beautiful state -
IDAHO
 Land of potatoes, 
outdoor recreation, 
wind, and good living.

We were given 50 cotton solids from Clothworks 
new line and challenged to create an 
Idaho license plate quilt block.


This block will be part of a USA quilt.

 This scene was out my front door. 
Who lives by an aqua and green tractor?

Me!
And it matches our license plate perfectly!
Idaho is just one of your stops this blog tour. 
Travel the 50 states this summer 
and pick up the pattern for each plate. 
Our pattern is here

Being from California originally, we've come to love Idaho. 
It's been a great place to raise our families. 
Idaho We Hail Thee!! 
When you're done traveling the USA, 
come back to Idaho....for real!
Fly or drive into the beautiful state capitol 
of Boise then drive to McCall, Idaho
 

for fun, friends and fabulous Idaho scenery. 
Join us at our 3rd annual Quilt Retreat in McCall. 
Bring a friend or two and have a great time with us.  
We'd love to meet you in person!


So many fun things planned. 
Go to Craft Taffy for all the details.  
Hurry, fall is just around the corner!



 
We have 2 giveaways!
Clothworks is generously sending one winner 
8 fat quarters from the 
 
And we are picking a 2nd winner for
our project scraps
and some Idaho Spuds! 
 
Update:  Congrats to---
The winner of the fat quarters is Ramona,
and the candy bundle winner is Jessica Christensen!
 
Drawing is over.
Thanks to all that entered!


To enter the drawings, 
leave a comment about our state's
favorite vegetable, the POTATO.


A winner will be randomly drawn on 
Friday, May 23rd at 6pm (MST).
Giveaway is for US residents.
Make sure we have a way to contact you. 
 

Follow us on Facebook to keep up with weekly giveaways
and join us on Pinterest!
 
Corrie and Des

320 comments:

  1. Give me a loaded twice baked potato and I'm in heaven!

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  2. Being an immigrant family with little income but lots of kids, my Dad always praised the potato for being cheap and plentiful. Potatoes were one of the few foods that were not carefully portioned out, but we were allowed to eat as much as we wanted.

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  3. I love potatoes....my family ran a drive in hamburger place when I was younger so I fell in love with French fries. I also love a good loaded baked potato. You did a great job on the license plate...very cute.
    thim3@hotmail.com

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  4. I love scalloped potatoes but I have had to cut way back on them due to diabetes :(

    Cute license plate.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  5. Making loaded baked potatoes for dinner tonight.

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  6. Mr. Potato Head was invented and developed by George Lerner in 1949, and first manufactured and distributed by Hasbro in 1952. Mr. Potato Head was the first toy advertised on television. Just thought you'd want to know. (Info from Wikipedia)

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  7. Hopefully summer is coming soon and with it potato salad! love the license plate! Thanks!

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  8. Ah, I grew up in Idaho, and I have such a fondness for it. Unfortunately, though, when I mention this fact, the first question people ask me is, "Did you grow potatoes?" Now, I love potatoes, but not everyone from Idaho is a potato farmer. Just sayin'.

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  9. My husbands choice side is a potato made in many different ways but he really loves them fried! Love your design! Thanks for the pattern and a chance to win!

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  10. Cute block and those colors are really vibrant. Looking forward to seeing them in the stores. Potatoes....so glad they are a vegetable and there are so many ways to prepare them!

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  11. One of my mom's best-ever dishes was scalloped potatoes...mmm...comfort food at its best! Thanks for the chance to win, and LOVE that quilt block.

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  12. I actually like potatoes, but I grew up in a country that's living of potato export. :) Besides the general recipes, I also like making rösti (grated potato with onion, salt & pepper and little heaps fried in oil) and the quick way of "roasting", poke a lot of holes in a fresh potato with a fork, microwave it for 5 to 10 minutes and done. :)

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  13. Potatoes are a staple in our home. We are currently growing some potatoes and sweet potatoes (for the first time!) in our vegetable patch!

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  14. In our house I think we eat more potatoes than anything else. A baked potato can be topped with almost anything and taste great. And as a quilter I don't always get a chance to "COOK".

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  15. I love your block! I love the way you made a patchwork of Idaho! I love potatoes - best part of summer bbq's to me is the potato salad!

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  16. I never met a potato that I didn't like! I love the versatility of the potato. One of my favorites is a simple baked potato covered with cheese and salsa.
    As a young teen, I remember making potato candy.

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  17. I never had mashed potato cakes until I met my dh. Leftover mashed tators, a bit of milk and flour, mix, pat into a patty and fry until brown on both sides. MMMM! A great license plate. Thanks for a fun blog hop.

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  18. Love potatoes--particularly baked!!!

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  19. It does my heart good to read all the great comments about potatoes! I'm from the Sun Valley area - just over several mountain ranges from these two - howdy! Hard to pick a favorite tater recipe, but I'd have to say it would be potato salad. Love your Idaho license plate - perfect!

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  20. I don't know if there is a way I don't like potatoes- baked, fried, with cheese and bacon, etc.. You get the idea. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  21. Wow, what a great quilt block!!! wonderful choice of colors for a cheerful finish!!

    Potatoes - I grew up in Wyoming and meat and potatoes was a staple at our house! And Idaho Spuds - wow haven't had one in years now that I live in Texas! Hope I win!! LOL If not, may just have to get on the internet and order me one!!

    Blessings

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  22. I love baked potatoes, potato salad, hash brown potatoes, taters tots, scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes, and, if it counts, canned potatoes! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. we are a meat and potato family here!! Just planted our potatoes on the weekend!!

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  24. Oh Potatoes! How can you not love them at least one way! Fried, baked, mashed, creamed, scalloped, raw, French Fried, potato cakes, hash browns, tater tots.....Hummm getting hungry here!

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  25. Mmm...potatoes...I couldn't live without them!

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  26. Love all kinds of potatoes, but my favorite is scalloped potatoes (and cheese makes it even better).

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  27. I love them for any meal, I don't think there is a wrong way to make potatoes.
    Love fresh green beans with potatoes.

    suebennett1975@gmail.com

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  28. Love your license plate. I hope to visit Idaho some day ... When we finally decide to take that Alaskan cruise, we'll drive Idaho on our way to Seattle.

    I am hard pressed to think of a way that I don't like potatoes ... but I'm partial to my mom's celery potatoes cooked out on the grill. They always remind me of her.

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  29. I adore potatoes. My current favorite way to prepare them is smashed.

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  30. What a fun idea! Your block is awesome, and spending time at retreat sounds heavenly! You could make twice-baked potato soup to serve!

    Thanks for hosting!

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  31. I planted potatoes in my garden for the first time this year. :)

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  32. We just dug up some 'new' potatoes' in the garden....... leek and potato soup is what's for dinner tonight.


    I love it how you put a QUILT in your plate design!!!

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  33. My family LOVES potatoes! Especially mashed with lots of butter!

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  34. Talk about an American food staple! The potato is the most versatile vegetable...boiled, fried, baked, grilled, sauted, etc. So, many tasty ways to enjoy them. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  35. The potato is my favorite veggie, I love french fries, baked potatoes, fried potatoes, scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes, potato salad, etc!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  37. We love to fix up a potato bar for dinner from time to time. The best part about it is that I can wrap the potatoes in foil, stick them in the crockpot on low all day, and dinner is done without me having to be in the kitchen during the afternoon.
    BTW, I have had your Idaho potato candy before (though not been to your state). It was a secret pal gift! Too fun!

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  38. I have to try that candy!!! Okay, here's the big secret. A meal at our house isn't complete without potatoes. I know we're coming into potato salad weather but here is a roasted potato recipe that never fails to please! Cut as many potatoes as you need into wedges and spread them on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle a blop or two of olive oil over them and mix it up with your hands til they're all coated. Then sprinkle salt, pepper and Herbs de Provence over them. Roast till they're soft inside. Who needs meat?!!

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  39. Love your plate design! I also love potatoes. When I was growing up, a meal wasn't a meal without spuds!

    sew4given AT aol DOT com

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  40. I LOVE Idaho potatoes. Especially love them "baked" in the crock pot, just scrub them and poke a few holes in them, and put them in the crockpot on low for 6 to 8 hours and forget about them. Perfecto!

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  41. I like potatoes in pretty much any recipe. Who doesn't?! Thanks to my military dad, I lived in Idaho for first grade. There was a potato field across the street from our house. Now I live on the east coast where the only thing across the street is more houses.
    diannc(at)aol(dot)com

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  42. Your block turned out fantastic. I sort of wish I did a patchwork outline of my state too but then that would have been copying plus I am happy with the way mine turned out.

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  43. Love your Idaho License Plate. My children LOVE potatoes. Their favorite is my twice baked potatoes. They say I only make them when their Papa comes to visit which is twice a year. LOL.. And I guess that I do. I really don't make it unless Papa is here because he loves them as well.

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  44. My favorite food is the Idaho potato. Potato salad,double baked, baked,scalloped, fried, roasted-Any Way! My husband has been to your state and wanted to retire there. I'm on board with that except for a 4 yo grandchild. Maybe someday,

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  45. Nice job on the Idaho plate! Love me some french fries. Thanks!
    info(at)cocoplumbeachhouse(dot)com

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  46. I love potatoes! They can be prepared is so many ways!

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  47. We spent one night and day in Idaho a few years back and visited the Potato Museum in Blackfoot before spending the night in Idaho Falls. It is truly a beautiful state and wish we could have spent more time there. I highly recommend the museum and they gave us a package of freeze-dried hash browns to take home. Delicious.

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  48. What's not to love about potatoes?! I especially love baked and shredded hash browns. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  49. My dog, Issa and I love potatoes any way you can prepare them! Several years ago I went to Driggs, Idaho on business. Wow, what a lovely town!

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  50. Potatoes are good just about any way they are served, but I guess my favorite is roasted with Sea Salt and Olive Oil. Love your creation.

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  51. Potatoes are awesome. I make potato skins, baked potato soup, potato and bacon pizza, and many more things with potatoes. I love the colors you used on the license plate block!

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  52. Forget the fabric, just send the candy bars to this homesick Idaho native!

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  53. I love potatoes... Any which way. Must be my Irish heritage :)

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  54. Potatoes are a great thing. My special needs son would eat French Fries every day if we'd let him.

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  55. Great plate! What's not to like about potatoes?! They are tasty and inexpensive. I used to be a vegetarian in the 70's and 80's and often found the only thing I could eat on a menu was a green salad and a baked potato. It made it possible for me to eat out with my friends and enjoy my meal. ;)

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  56. Love your design! And what's a meal without potatoes, especially an Idaho baked potato? Needless to say, not a complete meal! I have never been to Idaho, but it is on my bucket list! Have a great day! Donna (chavesdm@msn.com)

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  57. Your plate turned out wonderful! What can one say about potatoes except pure love! Baked, fried, mashed, with cheese and bacon, au gratin, hashed, scalloped, in soup - doesn't matter - potatoes are great!

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  58. Love your block and it's awesome to see the tractor right outside your door. Favorite potatoes - French fries. Five Guys is a yummy place to have lunch. They have a sign of where they bought their potatoes and they are always from Idaho, they specify the farm, it's cool.

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  59. super cute plate! This is a fun blog tour....thanks! Potatoes....funeral potatoes - you know what I mean! xxoo

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  60. Oh, the potato--the most versatile vegetable of all! Great design, thank you!

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  61. I love spuds -- especially fully loaded baked taters!

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  62. Idaho potatoes are the only kind of potato that I love to bake.No other kind has the taste of this potato

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  63. here is a funny... I never made the connection that Ore-Ida potatoes was for the Oregon and Idaho area they came from originally!

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  64. I have always wanted to go to Idaho! And I love my taters, in every shape and form!

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  65. Potato - sliced, diced, baked, fried are just a few way to enjoy it.
    24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  66. I love my taters any way you fix em. I have driven through Idaho but never really stopped any where. When hubs retires we plan to visit every state and explore.

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  67. Potatoes (any way you fix 'em) are my comfort food. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  68. Missing Idaho here! Your block is cute. Love the aqua and green.

    One of my favorite dishes is fried potatoes and eggs. Yum!!!

    We never end a visit 'home' without buying box of potatoes. Once we flew and the airline was pretty curious about box full of roundish objects. Imagine their surprise upon searching to discover POTATOES!!

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  69. Hi!!!! Very pretty license plate!!!! I do love the colors!!!! Potatoes go with everything!!!!

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  70. Potatoes - my husband considers them a vegetable! Every meal needs bread and potatoes according to him! Love your block - great job!

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  71. I like potatoes diced up with creamy mayonnaise,
    Served up with salad on really hot summer days.
    But I don't like potatoes which have been boiled:
    From potatoes, cooked this way, in horror, I recoil.
    written by Angela Wybrow...not me. But I wholeheatedly agree with her.:) Tammy P in MN....missing Spud Days people!

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  72. My very favorite side dish is a baked potatoe. Not nuked in the microwave, but BAKED in that old fashioned thing call an OVEN!!! Wrapped in foil, with a bit of butter on the skin to make the skin crispy...eat the potatoe then add a bit of cheese to the crust and have potatoe skins! A great meal in itself! Thanks Idaho!!!
    Cheri
    Isewandquilt(AT)yahoo.com

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  73. My husband keeps dropping hints for mashed potatoes (blech). I did buy just picked new potatoes and kale at the farmers markets and cooked th together -yum!

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  74. I love how versatile the potato is, my favorite is potato pancakes!! Love you block!

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  75. I love potatoes - I was riding the train to Denver a couple years ago and I remember a man saying that no meal was complete without his taters!
    oneoldgoat1962 at gmail dot com

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  76. I have a great love for the humble potato! I could eat them for every meal and never get bored!!! Thanks for the AWESOME giveaway! I'm crossing my fingers that I win. I really, really want to get my hands on some of that awesome fabric!

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  77. Love potatoes! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  78. Potatoes are one of my favorite foods! Nothing better than mashed potatoes and gravy or a baked potato with sour cream and real butter. :D Thank you for the chance to win some of this fabulous fabric.

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  79. I'm pretty sure I could live off just the potato. My doctors might disagree, but it is by far my favorite food. It is also my brothers fav food too and when we were younger we would fight over who got second servings. I love mashed, smashed, fried, baked, scalloped, hashed, you name it! I heart spuds.

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  80. Your bright block is absolutely gorgeous!! Hugs from Texas!!

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  81. Love 'em mashed or as chunky skins-on oven fries. Great job on the license plate.

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  82. My mom's side of the family owns a ranch and a bunch of farmland in Idaho. Their potaotes are the best by far no matter how you cook them.

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  83. Potatoes are a mainstay, but the Idahp Spud is unique. A friend who moved to Idaho from Lake Tahoe send me a whole box o "spuds" for Christmas. ;)

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  84. You have hit a soft spot in my heart. I LOVE potatoes. In any fashion or form. I can make a meal from a baked Idaho potato any day of the week!

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  85. I love potatoes - we eat them mashed, boiled, baked and fried. Of course, my favorite is Idaho potatoes.

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  86. Give me some mashed potatoes with cheese on top and I am a happy camper!! I LOVE the block you made!! Teeny tiny piecing. My email is hello at nathaliebearden dot com

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  87. My kids eat potatoes, every day, really every day, fried, mashed, boiled or baked they love their potatoes especially with chicken and then pork and then lamb, oh my!

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  88. Born and raised on potatoes, they are a staple in my house. Baked, twice baked, made from scratch hash browns, mad from scratch scalloped and cheesey. Yum.

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  90. I'm of Irish heritage so potatoes are in my blood, and usually on my dinner plate. And let's not talk about my weakness for potato chips!

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  91. Since I don't eat gluten, potatoes are a big part of my diet. And I love them no matter how they are prepared!

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  92. I have always adored potatoes, I especially loved them baked, mashed and stuffed back in the shells.

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  93. i just love potatoes. enough said. and actually buy them from a Connecticut potato farm. your license plate is crazy and colorful. just like you(s). one way or another i am going to buy some American Made this summer. and if it doesn't come with potatoes -- oh well.

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  94. I love potatoes...fried, mashed, baked!

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  95. Potatoes are my downfall!! I love them anyway they are cooked! French fries, mashed, fried, hash browns, augratin, scalloped, ect. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  96. Potatoes are a great favorite at our house! Love potato salad!

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  97. I am sure I can not grow potatoes here in PA as well as you do in Idaho, but there is nothing better than a fresh dug potato. I feed a large family and when I have used all we have planted, I buy my potatoes in 50 lb. bags.

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  98. I don't think there is a way you could cook a potato that I would not thoroughly enjoy

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  99. I love potatoes! They are my favorite food : ) I love oven roasted baby potatoes, garlic mashed potatoes, french fries, etc.

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  100. i've never met a potato i didn't like - how can one resist all the various ways to make fries or side dishes?!

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  101. I love most ways to prepare potatoes, except baked potatoes. I don't enjoy baked potatoes.

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  102. Love potatoes...one of the most versatile veggies there is.

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  103. Mashed, fried, boiled, French fried, scalloped, etc. I love them even raw!

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  104. Who doesn't love a potato?! Love the cheerful colors in your design.

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  105. Love baked potatoes! Love that Five Guys always tells me where in Idaho my potatoes are from too!

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  106. Eye root for potatoes! Especially when made into fries and served with fry sauce!
    Way to go, Idaho!

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  107. I just made baked potatoes last night from Idaho, with bacon, broccoli, cheese, onions and butter. Love the potatoes a meal all by themselves

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  108. well being from maine i feel a bit of a traitor when using idaho potatoes but they are different than maine potatoes and we use and enjoy them both....and i would LOVE some AMB solids OR scraps even! gorgeous fabrics...

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  109. I love potatoes. I have been into fries lately!!! Help! Thanks for all of your goodies. Thanks for the chance.

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  110. How did all those potatoes get to Idaho? Mashed, baked, fried -- any way I love 'em.

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  111. I come from the San Luis Valley in Colorado. We also raise a lot of potatoes.
    enjoying the blog tour and the chance to win some fabric.

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  112. I spent a couple of weeks in Boise in January and had one of those ginormous potatoes. The high school kids were selling them by the case for a fundraiser. Pretty funny to a midwesterner.

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  113. With three kids, we eat a lot of potatoes! Especially fries. :-) Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  114. Love your license plate and love those potatoes. How would we live without French Fries, Tater Tots and mashed yummies.

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  115. I have some Idahoan in me - on my dad's side so that explains my love of potatoes - any kind of potato, fixed any old way- might say I love potatoes as much as I love fabric....

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  116. Have potatoes growing in my garden. They don't grow as big as they do in Idaho but love them all the same.

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  117. Chocolate covered potato chips!!

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  118. Idaho potatoes always come to mind when I think of Idaho. I love potatoes whether baked, boiled or fried. Yummmm I love AMB fabrics almost as much! Great license plate (great color combination.) Would love to win your give-away.

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  119. Love, love, love baked potatoes, fried potatoes, mashed potatoes, however potatoes. Nice design of your license plate. Really cute.

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  120. Great fun colors! You are not in a color rut, that is for sure

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  121. Freshly made french fries are my favorite treat at our county fair!

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  122. I haven't seen an Idaho Spud bar in years! Probably because I now love my potatos mashed. Cute plate!

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  123. I love potatoes, esp. those waffle fries from Chik-fil-a.

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  124. I have been making rosemary potato packets on the grill lately....sooo yummy!

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  125. We are big Idaho fans over here. Most of my husbands family is from Shelley, Idaho.
    However, I still think it's a little strange that my husband considers potatoes to be a "main dish" and steak or chicken to be a "side."

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  126. Super fun license plate for Idaho! LOVE it!! Exclude me from your giveaway, but I personally love the state. From Bonners Ferry (great little town with LOVELY people) to Coeur d'Alene (great Farmer's Market, great restaurants, lovely outdoor living), Boise to Sun Valley to name a few places I've been. I just have to say all the towns that end in "Falls" keep me on my toes when visiting, but how else would hydropower be such a big part of the economy? Oh and potatoes? Love any type tossed in olive oil, garlic & onion powder, oregano, salt and pepper then roasted in the oven. Yummo!

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  127. We love Idaho potato it the only kind we buy!

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  128. Mmmm, cheese fries, mashed potatoes with garlic and parmesean, home fries, baked, any way you slice them, potatoes are yummy.
    dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

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  129. Love potatoes! French fries, mashed potatoes (especially with garlic), fried potatoes, baked potatoes, roasted potatoes, hash browns - its all good!

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  130. Potatoes??? I love potatoes in any shape! I think my love for them comes from being an Irish girl and you know how Irish people LOVE their potatoes.....
    I had a friend who's husband was stationed at McCall and LOVES Idaho.
    I would love to get there some day and see your beautiful state.

    Peggy in NJ

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  131. Funny - I'm sitting @ my desk over lunch here, eating some homemade mashed potatoes :) Thanks for the giveaway

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  132. Cute block! I love baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, and potato soup!

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  133. Corrie, Your block is just adorable. Love how you made the state all scrappy. I used to have a summer job sorting none other than - Potatoes. Although, they were not Idaho potatoes. Great block!

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  134. Being from mid-Missouri I've seen many green tractors, but I've never seen that piece of equipment. Is it by chance a potato digger? Love new potatoes from my garden. They just shout summer!

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  135. My brother served a mission for our church in Idaho, in the Boise mission. He mailed home a potato that was HUGE! I have never seen anything like it, before or since! I don't know what my parents did with the potato, but it could have fed our family of 9 quite nicely :)

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  136. I love a garlic dill potato. Steam up the potato and drench in garlic and dill butter....yum!!

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  137. Love baked potatoes anytime, and potato soup in the winter.....drooling.

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  138. Taters make great funeral potatoes

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  139. "A comment about potatoes"? How in the world could I keep that to a comment when potatoes are so wonderful that you could write a whole speech about them?! Not only do they come in different and fun colors (I love the purple ones) but they just fill a culinary niche that no other veggie can. I love them fried, baked, steamed, in soups, in casseroles....I think I may have just changed our dinner plans! lol Thanks for hosting, I love your block! pbstrand@msn.com

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  140. Well this is an easy comment, because I LOVE potatoes. My favorite is mashed garlic potatoes with gravy. I could live on that alone. I would choose that for dessert!!!!
    keels@mvdsl.com

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  141. One of my earliest memories is driving to Idaho and seeing fields and fields of what I was told were potatoes. But I never saw any chips hanging off the plants, just little flowers so I didn't believe my dad. Love Idaho. Living in Utah I've visited more than once. Great state. Thanks.

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  142. Just made potato salad the other day, already gone. We sure love Idaho potatoes over here in WA. Thank-you

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  143. We love baked potatoes, stuffed with broccoli, cheese, sunflower seeds and topped with homemade salsa and sour cream! And I love traveling through Idaho - Craters of the Moon was my first outdoor experience in Idaho.

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  144. I love potatoes, prepared in any way. Never met one I wouldn't eat.

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  145. Being a native Idahoan, love my potatoes any and every way they can be prepared!

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  146. Love potatoes smashed, baked, boiled, fired, raw, broiled, baked, thanks! Just ate mashed potatoes and gravy for lunch.

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  147. mmm... I love potatoes any way they can be made!

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  148. Cute license plate! Something I've found about Idaho potatoes is - they are hard to find in the grocery stores in Idaho. :S

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  149. Is it just me, or are potatoes getting bigger and bigger? I love it; lots more potato for less peeling. :) Thanks for the giveaway, and I love your licence plate! sarah@forrussia.org

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  150. I lived in northern Idaho for ten years. Idaho potatoes were imported as a fundraiser by various groups.

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  151. There's nothing better than a baked potato with sour cream,butter and chives.Yum!!!

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  152. A couple years ago my husband and I drove from Walla Walla to Tucson and tried to pick up some item from each state representing that state for my brother-in-law, and of course, we just had to get some Idaho Russets! They paired well with our Walla Walla Sweet Onions. I have attending your retreat on my wish list, someday it will happen!
    ~Brandy

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  153. Mashed potatoes have ALWAYS been my favorite food and ALWAYS will be!

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  154. I love potatoes even more than I used to. I have gone gluten free, so they are my go-to carb!

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  155. Potatoes are a great comfort food around here. As long as I fix mashed potatoes & lots of gravy at Thanksgiving or Christmas, my husband is happy. Thanks.

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  156. Love those spuds! We planted some in the garden several years ago and now get a crop every year from the "leftovers" that didn't get dug up the year before. Very convenient!

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  157. love breakfast potatoes...especially hash browns...but then, I love all types of potatoes...thanks for the giveaway.

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  158. I like to bake a potato after slicing lengthwise, adding salt, pepper, and a bay leaf, then wrapping in foil. When I eat it, I top it with only a little butter, but a LOT of fresh lemon juice - very light!

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  159. I love potatoes. you did a great block! thanks

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  160. I really love the colors you used! Idaho is a state I have not been to, yet, but it is on my list! Your post made me think it would be my kind of place! Be sure to check out my block for Nebraska on June 12! RenaissanceSandi.blogspot.com

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  161. The potato is a wonderful food. It can be prepared in a multitude of ways and is good for you, too! Great block, going to have baked potatoes tonight, I think.

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  162. I have yet to visit Idaho, but I have enjoyed one of those Idaho Spuds candies. I love potatoes, especially for breakfast (usually wrapped in a burrito with green chile, eggs and cheese)

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  163. Cute license plate! Are those Idaho counties? As for potatoes: baked, fried, mashed, roasted--all yummy!

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  164. Thanks for the chance! I like potatoes just about any way you can make them! A favorite way would have to be twice baked!

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  165. I would love to have a chance to visit Idaho some day! It looks beautiful. I love potatoes cooked almost any way but baked is probably my favorite.

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  166. Love potatoes!!! Stargal714@yahoo.com

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  167. All hale Idaho!! Love your area and so very close to hometown Montana :) Love your block Corrie and Des ... so glad to see you represent Idaho!! Still angling to make it to your awesome retreat one of these days :)

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  168. The potato is so versatile you can do anything with it... my favorite thing is a baked potato with lots of toppings including Wisconsin cheese - a match made in heaven. I'd love to visit Idaho someday!

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  169. I ate SO MANY potatoes today!! Leftover potatoes for lunch that I mixed with a couple eggs. And another leftover dinner of scalloped potatoes and ham! Who doesn't like potatoes?!!

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  170. Potatoes are my downfall. I love them any which way.

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  171. Being from the south (Louisiana), I'm a meat and tater's girl. Idaho potatoes are wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful giveaway.

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  172. Potatoes are a staple I buy grocery shopping, love them! You can make so many things with potatoes. Idaho and potatoes are just synonymous in my book! I would love to visit someday. Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  173. I love my potatoes....... this time of year, I particularly love potato salad! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  174. We love potatoes in our house. One of our favorite ways is to take a cooked potato then hollow it and fill it with shredded cheese, cooked bacon, green onions, then crack an egg on top and bake. Delicious! blackflowersacidrain(at)gmail(dot)com

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  175. Its hard, I love potatoes, but my husband prefers it so strongly over any other starch that *almost* get too many. That said, its' beef stew for dinner tonight :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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  176. Great Idaho block - I love the patchwork for the state! (Does potato in the form of a french fry count?)

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  177. We use lots of potatoes at our house...even now that it's justUs two...Kiddo's grown now. When all 7 were home...we bout potatoes by 50lb bags! lol

    We had Scalloped Potatoes & Ham today...yep..from scratch of course! Will be yummier as warm-ups tomorrow! YUM!

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  178. I am growing my taters in 2 clothes baskets this year. No digging this fall. Thanks for the giveaway

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  179. The potato is my favorite food in the world. Fried potatoes are my favorite! I love your license plate quilt! Thanks for the chance to win ;) -ksmith8@emich.edu

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  180. I love potatoes, and there are so many ways to prepare them.

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  181. Love Idaho potatoes........my favorite is baked served with cottage cheese on top. Much better than sour cream!!! sharonkay65@yahoo.com

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  182. Potatoes look funny ! and I can make them taste like anything I want...

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  183. We had a huge baked potato with all the trimmings (cheese, sour cream, bacon, green onions, and brisket) for dinner. I'm almost too stuffed to move! Thanks, Idaho, for dinner. Your license plate is pretty ingenious! I love the state map done in the pieced fabrics. I can only hope my Louisiana block will suffice.

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  184. Potatoes aren't just for eating. You can make stamps out of them, and fire them from potato guns, too! They are my hub's favorite food, too! :)

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  185. any way you cook a potato or sweet potato, I'm loving it!

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  186. Potatoes are a favorite with my guys, boiled, baked, mashed, scalloped, fried, as a chip...any and all ways are wonderful. Thanks for the chance at the giveaways.

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  187. I remember using real potatoes for Mr. Potato Head when I was a kid. Now I would rather eat a potato than play with it!

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  188. Diced potatoes coated with a small amount of olive oil, sprinkled with spices and roasted are as good as french fries.

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  189. Baked potatoes smothered with butter, sour cream with broccoli. A favorite in our home. Love the bright colors of this fabric.
    Carolyn

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  190. I never met a potato I didn't like! As a kid, when we ate out, I might not eat all the meat, but I always finished the potato!

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  191. I have lived in Idaho several times once in Idaho Falls for 6 months and once in Arco for close to 4 years - one thing about the Idaho potato people outside of the state might not know is that (back in the early 70's anyhow) is that kids were let out of school for 2 weeks in early? October to help with the potato harvest - I always thought that was pretty cool

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  192. When I was a kid driving through Idaho I didn't quite understand the potato thing. But that is because we were usually driving through the potato farming area late at night when I was sleeping. As an adult driving through I could not get over how big the plants for processing were.

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  193. I love potatoes, no matter how they are cooked, but especially love potato pancakes. Never been to Idaho and probably never will (I'm in western NY).

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