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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Kindle Freebie & QuiltCam Time!

More Cheddar Bow-Ties await!

---More spools as leaders & Enders! Do you want to come help keep me busy? Sometimes the putting together of the blocks is the most mundane and boring part!

I also found a freebie that might interest those who come along later, as well as those who come along earlier! I just downloaded it, but double check that it still works for you:

The Accidental Caregiver by Gregor Collins is free tonight in the Amazon Kindle Store.

Book Description:

When thirty-two-year-old actor Gregor Collins reluctantly interviewed for a job as a caregiver more out of a favor to a friend--he had no idea his life was about to change forever.

The Accidental Caregiver charts Gregor's evolution from a self-absorbed artist to an adoring caregiver for Maria Altmann, the world-renowned Holocaust refugee from Austria. Seconds into their chance meeting in 2008 it felt as if they had known each other their entire lives.

Gregor offers us a personal and unprecedented look at Maria over the three intimate years he cared for her--her thrilling escape from the Nazis, her fight and subsequent win in the landmark Supreme Court Case to return original Gustav Klimt artwork that belonged to her family, and the extraordinary people she met along the way. But the real heart of the story goes beyond mere historical fact.

Through a raw and honest portrayal of their unlikely and unbreakable bond, imbued with humorous, candid anecdotes about his mercurial relationship with Hollywood, Gregor takes us on a deeply emotional journey of how he opened up his heart to a 92-year-old woman in need--and in turn experienced the love he had been searching for his entire life.

I'm going to leave the QuiltCam up for about an hour or so----

*Note* If it says OFFLINE below -- you missed it! It's live streaming, not a recording, so you can't play it back like re-runs, you'll just have to join us next time!

Wanna join me?

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91 comments:

  1. Loved the scrap bag you brought back with you, love it. Did you remember to bring mine too, LOL???

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  2. Should be a law against sales calls during Quilt Cam time. The nerve!!

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  3. Hi Bonnie, Soscrappy checking in from Florida. Finished writing a test for my students just in time to check in and sew with you for a few minutes. I am making geese for Hawaii Sunset, lots and lots of geese.

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    1. You are doing better than me Angela! Good for you :)
      -Amy

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  4. That sewing machine really revs!! Vroom vroom! :-) Do you ever miss the "needle-down" feature when you use an older sewing machine?

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  5. Bonnie, I see that you don't pin most of the time. Do you have a trick for keeping the opposing, nested seams from flipping back on you as you sew? BTW I am sewing with you tonight on my "new" Featherweight. I just got her yesterday. Oiled her up and she is very happy to be sewing again. I was trying to think of a name for her. Maybe it will be Bonnie in your honor!

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  6. Anonymous9:19 PM EDT

    Looking at facebook and found quilt cam while waiting for my hubby to eat his dinner at Applebee's. Plugged in my earbuds and listening in one ear while talking to hubby with the other.
    Sherry in NY

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  7. You really got a good deal. Thanks for showing them.

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  8. Anonymous9:22 PM EDT

    Hey Bonnie!! Jen from PA here. I found a piece of the fabric with the old sewing machines in my stash and sent it toyu...did you get it?? Love sending time with you!!

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  9. Anonymous9:22 PM EDT

    From Di in TN: There's a beautiful German treadle for $50 in GA (near Chattnooga). Wish I could get it, but no room at the inn here. Unless that CL one is in great shape, wait for a better one! And I wouldn't pass more than $75

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  10. Anonymous9:22 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie, You keep referring to a mystery quilt you are working on. Is that for the magazine or are you doing a mystery through your blog this year? Marjorie

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  11. Anonymous9:23 PM EDT

    I had a 'granny' dress out of that green fabric!! Oy!
    Hadassah

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  12. Thanks for having quilt cam tonight Bonnie. Beth left for college today so the house is empty... need your spirit to pick me up. :o)

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  13. Do you have at least one millenium bowtie? LOL

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  14. what are you going to do with these bow tie blocks? Or is this another quilt for your next book?

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  15. Hi Bonnie,
    Finishing a binding so I can show the quilt at tomorrow night's guild meeting and enjoying quilt cam. A perfect end to the day in Rhode Island. Can do without the car commercials though! LOL

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  16. Anonymous9:27 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie watching you on mykindle fire no ads. Working on some spool blocks. First time posting a message hope it gets through.

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    1. Anonymous9:35 PM EDT

      I haven't been abe to watch on my Kindle Fire :-( what did you do?

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      Downloaded the Ustream app and it worked! Thanks Bonnie!

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  17. It's so funny. Yesterday I went to my local quilt shop to get my monthly free fat quarter (which by the way cost me more than free because I rummaged through their scrap bin at $4 a bag. But it was a blast and I am here in my sewing room cutting them into strips and squares with my Accu-Cutter as I watch you on my iPad. Best invention since the rotary cutter! Yippee! :o)

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  18. I'm using binder clips to get ready to hand stitch a binding tonight while I watch quilt Cam. Nice to see your Bow ties getting put into 9's.

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  19. I know you have said before but the quilt that is hanging on the long arm behind you is blowing my mind. Name of the pattern? Where can I get it?

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  20. Hi Bonnie, I have done my hour hand stitching and now am kitting up a gaziilion spool blocks. I made 5 as soon as I came home from work. They were waiting for me on the sewing machIne. Can I have some of your scraps? I am going thru withdrawals....hugs

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  21. Watching at work with headphones on..... Sshhhh!
    Lorraine in Oz

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  22. Hi Bonnie! I know you use the Accu Quilt cutter for strips. When I see some of your photos on your site, your HSTs have one corner on the triangle and one corner off, as if you've used the Easy Angle. Is that true? If so, why don't you cut your triangles with the Accu Quilt cutter?

    See you in Shepherdsville for Star Struck!!

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  23. hey, Bonnie, I am working on a Linus quilt for the Pine Tree Quilt guild. I am tryng to get into the habit of using leaders and enders. It really helped to use the Accuquilt to cut many pieces to use, scrappy of course.
    When I turned on, there was a commercial about Angus King who is independent running for senate in the state of Maine.Ramona from Maine

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  24. just wanted to tell you that adblock plus is for other browsers besides chrome. I just found out on the web. Thanks for the tip about adblock plus

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  25. Bonnie, I'm trying out new sewing chairs...what kind of chair are you sitting in and does it have good back support and a cushy seat? Two must haves for sewing long term!

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  26. Anonymous9:42 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie,Latrelle here,enjoying you quilt cam time very much here in Georgia.I am makeing the Flora Bunda quilt for the Georgia Baptist Childrens home.We have 7 or 8 ladies that meet every Monday .We get a lot of sewing and visiting done.
    I have 28 blocks finished.
    Our group had 29 twin size quilts to donate last year...

    Latrelle42@yahoo.com

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  27. Coming to KY be sure to stop in Berea at all the antique shops.
    Can you tell us the colors of the new mystery.
    See you next Tuesday night at lecture.
    Paula in KY

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  28. Is the a big reel of white thread in the background ( behind the machine )

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  29. Hi Bonnie, I told my husband earlier this evening that I had an appointment with my therapist at 9 tonight. aka, quilt cam time. He laughed and said to have fun. I'm spending time working on the last block of my block of the month quilt. This one has applique, which I haven't done in long time. My points aren't turning out too bad. Can't wait to put the complete top together.

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  30. Hey Bonnie,just got in from work and it's nice to see you tonight :) I've been kitting up Farmer's wife blocks the last few nights from my scrap bag .I find when I'm shopping in my scrap bag I spend more time reminiscing with the small bits & pieces then with my large pieces .Does this ever happen to you? Also like the new machine to night why the switch ?and any reason for that particular machine ?

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  31. Hand sewing Baptist fans in Ontario Canada, For some reason Ustream gives me all my ads in french. Too funny

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  32. I use Chrome as my browser. I downloaded adblock and it's great, no ads at all.

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  33. Anonymous9:51 PM EDT

    Hi Bonnie,

    I was on my way home when you Quilt Cam started so I listened while I was driving. I'm home now and I'm working on Smith Mountain Morning that I'm making for my daughter who is getting married in 11 months. All the pieces are cut, so it's chain "sew" massacre time:)

    Karen in San Diego
    knichols58@yahoo.com

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  34. Anonymous9:55 PM EDT

    What do the bow tie squares finish at?

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  35. the bowtie block I gave you in Vermont had different corners! I loved using different fabrics in the same block. I ended up making lots of them this way just because I was using little scraps to make the ties.

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  36. Bonnie - at exit 49 on Rt 26 in Hendersonville is a HUGE Antique Mall that is a favorite stop of ours when we are in that area. Wave to me when you drive through Knoxville ;-)

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    1. And count me in for the August retreat. I never have tried hexies but I love the pieced ones!

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    2. August 8-11 --- my birthday!

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  37. Hi Bonnie... I heard you mention Randy's Sow-along. I'm doing that and also making spool blocks plus about five other projects, so I'm sewing and watching you on my laptop in Wisconsin. Love the bow ties!

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  38. As suggested by the earlier commenter, if you are going to be anywhere near Berea KY, it is well worth a stop. There are so many wonderful shops that feature handcrafted folkart, and Berea College which was founded to preserve the folk arts. If you are looking for a place for lunch or dinner, there is a pizza shop on the main street that is phenomenal! My husband and I have friends who live in a small town near Lexington, and we visit every fall and Berea is a must stop. The KY Folk Arts Center is right out of town, on the main highway, and is another great place to stretch your legs and give that sciatica a break!

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  39. LOVE your choice in music ... my foot is tapping up here in Northern Michigan!

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  40. Bonnie, I want to go on your Alaska cruise, I have not traveled by plane since 1966. Can you tell me how to get from the airport to the ship. I really want to go. ramona from Maine

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  41. Oh Bonnie! Just found a pile of scrap half triangles that had been cut from various projects. Sewing them together to make lots of squares. Such a find! WooHoo. Faith in Maine

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  42. Is that a HUGE roll of thread behind your sewing machine? I've been mesmerized by it! Thanks, Peggy from Quebec, Canada.

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  43. Enjoying watching you on quilt cam in Mo. So love that you reuse clothing. My favorite quilts are the ones my great aunt made from the family clothes that were worn out. There is just something comforting about a night cuddled under them.

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  44. Anonymous10:06 PM EDT

    From Di in TN: Miz Johnny (the other Treadler) lives in Lexington,KY, but I don't think she's going to be able to attend your workshop. I'd make the trip up there to KY but I'm heading to NV for my grandson's 18th birthday.

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  45. I'd come to the retreat!

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  46. What date in August? Just say the word!

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  47. retreat in early August???? definitely I'll be in North Carolina

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  48. Count me in for the retreat

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  49. Cindy, The Purple Quilter10:09 PM EDT

    Sign me up!!!

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  50. OMG.. I'd be there for a retreat!! Count me in!!

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  51. Would love to come to a retreat with you! My birthday is in August...I could tell my hubby that is my birthday present!

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  52. I'd come in mid-august (not the beginning) IF the place was air conditioned! North Carolina in August? Good Grief, it would be HOT!

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  53. Anonymous10:10 PM EDT

    Rachelle from Ohio
    Yes!!! I have 4 that would definitely come to NC to a retreat!!

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    1. Anonymous10:12 PM EDT

      Rachelle from Ohio again
      customerservice@sewhappyquiltingtraditions.com
      We love you! My aunt and I watch the webcam all the time and read your blog everytime you post!! =)

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  54. count me and I bet Pat will come with me too -- just like we did on the Cruise and in Williamsburg. Charlote

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  55. Anonymous10:10 PM EDT

    I would come to NC from Indiana for the retreat! Denise

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  56. Anonymous10:11 PM EDT

    I would love to come to a retreat in North Carolina; I just recently moved to CT from Asheville. Count me in

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  57. I finished 6 blocks from the class in Aiken! So not letting this escape to the UFO pile!

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  58. Oh man, a retreat sounds like great fun but I've already signed up for the Alaska cruise!
    Linda

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  59. I could come in early August. We start school in mid to late August. Carolina is beautiful!

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  60. Count me in for the retreat! ESPECIALLY in August!~ To get out of muggy S.E. Coastal GA sounds GREAT!~
    I go to ALL the retreats that I can in this part of the world (within 10 hrs driving to get there) and there are NOT ENUGH!~
    Sounds great!
    I've been sewing strips for a TRIP AROUND THE WORLD with patriotics for Q.O.V. tonight with ya!~

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  61. I am in California but love the NC mountains. It would be great to have an excuse to come visit in August. I'l be there if you have it!

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  62. Oh! Bonnie, I love the Idea, Im definitely would like to come. I just got done taking a Machine Quilting class with Sue Nickels in PA. I love it.

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  63. Yes I would come how about Kanuga?

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  64. When in August? Would love to come but it would have to be the beginning as I am a school nurse and have to go back to school middle of August.
    Sherry
    schoolnu76@gmail.com

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  65. Maree mynanamaree@yahoo.com10:14 PM EDT

    oh, bonnie, a nc retreat sounds fabulous! what part of the state?

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  66. I'm in! Always wanted to go to North Carolina. August would be a wonderful time!

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  67. Wow! A quilt retreat! I would go if I lived closer and didn't start teaching in the middle of August! I just came home from our 2nd annual retreat here, that I was one of the organizers of! There were 37 of us, in a the best location! A local camp that rents out of their buildings. We rented the biggest one, which had a huge room that we set up with our tables for sewing. Their was a cafeteria on site, that we had our meals....going by slippers :) from one room to the other to be served! :). Our sleeping quarters were 6 to a room on big bunkbeds...we brought our bedding. We had a place for demos and if it didn't rain, we could walk around the wooded area around the lake! It was a win-win situation! It rained on Saturday and we didn't mind one bit! ;)...beautiful on Sunday! We started Friday evening! If you want some good ideas, let me know...we keep coming up with great ideas! Oh, we used your stiletto idea and made some for our "Anti-stress" kit for quilters! Loads of fun!

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  68. I would love to travel to North Carolina next August. You said scrap pieces and hexagons in one sentence. Put me on the list!! I have just seen an add for her new book and think I need to get that soon!!

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  69. Hey Bonnie!
    Insomnia in Potsdam Germany! Turned the computer on to change my mind and not to think about work stuff which makes getting back to sleep impossible. And what a surprise, Quilt Cam is on air!!! NOW I won't sleep anymore but hey the job thoughts are gone!!!
    Happy sewing!
    Danijela in Germany where it is four o'clock in the morning

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  70. From Bonnie's Calendar:

    Aug 8-11: Retreat at Montreat, NC with Mickey Depre and Me!

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  71. August 8-11 on your calendar!

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  72. HI Bonnie, Your calendar says August 8 - 11 2013. I just colored my hexie graph paper & I finally got the borders on Orca Bay.

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  73. Hi Bonnie,
    Truly enjoyed your workshop on Monday! a retreat sounds wonderful, count me in!

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  74. Is that a large spool of white thread against the wall? If so, how do you get such a large spool?

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    1. Anonymous10:40 PM EDT

      Bonnie probably doesn't remember who gave her the thread...me. Pauline from the Lebanon quilters guild in PA. A friend gave me 2, one for Bonnie and one for me. I don't think I will live long enough to use it up. How about you, Bonnie?
      Pauline from Pa

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  75. My good buddy Renea is coming with me! This time she's leaving her hubby Roy at home LOL

    Linda

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  76. Oh gosh, yes to the retreat in NC. Plotting the route on GPS now.

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  77. I'm hoping to see you in the Pacific Northwest next Spring. QM Retreat!

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  78. I would come with bells on. love to do a weekend anytime with you guys.

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  79. The retreat sounds great. Count me in!
    cindy in sc

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  80. Maybe if we can't go to Alaska I can make it to a retreat. My brother is in Raleigh and it will be a great time to visit with him too.

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  81. I would come with bells on. love to do a weekend anytime with you guys.

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  82. Hi Bonnie, I got laptop set up in sewing room so that i can sew with you love quilt cam. i am sewing red/white/blue string blocks for a soldier quilt during your quilt cam. would love to come to retreat in NC and bring couple of friends. we usually retreat at a friends house in charlotte in Oct but can't come this year hope to see you in a class in Ill in 2013

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  83. What would the workshops cost Bonnie?

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