February 26, 2012

And We Have Our Winners!!

I know you all have been sitting on the edges of your seats waiting to see who won the

First, I would like to say thank you once again to everyone who took part in this show in one way or another! Whether you were a contestant, or just linked up to the show, sponsored prizes, or only voted... YOU ALL made the show a success!

I want to say a big hearty THANK YOU once again to our prize sponsors!! You have to admit, that the prizes they have given are over the top fantastic!  If you have not sent them an email telling them how much you appreciate their generosity, please do so.  I know it would make them smile to see the comments come in to their inbox.... and possibly a few orders. :)


Door prize winners from February 14th and 15th are..

They both win a copy of Pat Winter's newest Spring Issue of Crazy Quilt Gatherings!  If you have not seen Pat's wonderful  magazine you must go check it out! MagCloud has it on their site for sale!

I will order both copies today and they will be on their way!

If you won a door prize during the show but have not yet received it, please send me an email so I can check on the status.

And now what you all have been waiting so patiently (hmmm maybe not)  for...

I was amazed by the outward show of support by the number of people who voted in this contest!! We certainly had tons more people voting than commenting!  I had 376 votes come in to my inbox!!! I did have a very few duplicates but this was the number of actual legitimate votes after the duplicates were deleted!

If you missed seeing all of the entries you can view them by clicking on this LINK!

Every single entry received votes! You are all winners and do beautiful work!  But alas, only the top 4 will be named as prize winners!

So, without further adieu...................

4th Place prize package consisting of...
Shelia of Artemis Silk Ribbon - $60 Merchandise Bundle consisting of 3 silk velvet hot quarters in the colors Bougainvillea, Mossy Rock and Sun Mist.

AND
Victoria Clayton of Hand Dyed Fibers -  $27.00 merchandise bundle consisting of  2 ribbon assortments! Winners choice!
goes to..........
Entry #5

Diane Matheson!!



3rd Place prize package consisting of...
Thearica Burroughs of Go Crazy With Me - 100.00 gift certificate to my shop!

AND

Nicki Seavey of Raviolee Dreams - 50.00 gift certificate to her shop!

goes to..........
Entry #12
Marilyn Nepper! 
 
2nd Place prize package consisting of...
Carole and Marilyn of Flights of Fancy - 100.00 gift certificate to their shop!

AND

Carolyn Cibik of Evening Star Designs - 75.00 gift certificate to her shop!
goes to.........
Entry #17
Susan Shufelt!


AND!!

1st Place prize package consisting of...

Maureen Greeson of Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions - 100.00 gift certificate to her shop!

AND

Jenny Friske of Divine Spark Designs - $100.00 Merchandise Bundle consisting of over 25 handmade glass beads and charms.
 
AND

Bead Creative with Nancy Eha - 75.00 prize bundle from her shop including her book and kit to make a spider!
goes to..........
Entry #9
Linda Mageske!


Congratulations to all of you!!

Please send me an email with your name and mailing address so I can touch base with the sponsor who will be sending your prize out.  I will also reply back to those of you who need information on how to choose prizes from those who are allowing you to have a choice of merchandise.

Ladies.. Thank you so very much for making this 1st Annual Crazy Quilts Are Quilts Too Show a success!  Anyone can have an idea but it takes participation from others to actually make it happen! Without all of you, it would still remain just a thought!

February 1, 2013!!

2nd Annual Crazy Quilts Are Quilts Too Show!

Look for information to be posted in 2 weeks with one new rule in place!  
The piece you enter for competition for 2013 must be BRAND NEW - NEVER before seen by anyone! 
Not even your spouse or children! 
No progress photos shown in ANY venue of ANY kind!

So get those needles humming!!

Thank you again!!

February 16, 2012

Welcome To The Show! Crazy Quilts Are Quilts Too!! - Feb 14 & 15th Door Prize Winners Announced

I am so very excited to introduce you all to several fantastic crazy quilters!

Crazy quilting became popular during the late 1800's. In order to make a crazy quilt, quilters gather several pieces of silks, satins, velvets or any fabric they choose to use and sew pieces of these fabrics onto a muslin foundation. Then they set to work embroidering each seam and adding embellishments along with their thread work.  To finish they will set to work adding larger embellishments in the patch areas in between the seam lines. In the end they will have created a magical masterpiece that will be a family heirloom to hand down from generation to generation.

In the quilt shows of today traditional and art quilts are given much glory but it is hard to get the judges to agree that crazy quilts are quilts too!  Just because the crazy quilt may not have batting or may not be quilted does not mean they are not quilts. In reality, the crazy quilts are some of the finest "Art Quilts" in the world!

And that is the main objective of this quilt show!  To bring awareness to the fact that Crazy Quilts ARE Quilts Too, and they have their own respectful place in the quilting world alongside all of the traditional, art, and modern quilts!! We want our voice heard, so judges listen up... Make room for our quilts in your quilt shows please!

So, grab a cup of tea and sit down for a spell and visit these crazy quilters on their blogs or websites!  Take the time to read about how and why they got started crazy quilting.   Scroll through their blogs to see past works and open up their galleries on their websites so you can get a full appreciation for the work that they put in to their crazy quilting and to the talent that they hold!  They offer so much inspiration that you will surely feel compelled to re-visit their blogs and websites again and again in the future!

The show will run from February 1 through February 15th!

How do you visit these quilters? -- Each quilter will link up at the bottom of this post via a linky platform and all you need to do is click on your desired button and you will be taken to the website of that crazy quilter.  When you have visited any of the crazy quilters, come back and click on a different button and be taken to another crazy quilter's site.  Continue doing this until you have visited all of the crazy  quilter's!  They will love and enjoy a visit from you!

Some of the crazy quilters may not link up on the same day so be sure and come back all during the show to visit any of the crazy  quilters you may have missed!  They will have from February 1 - February 15 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific time, to link up!

This show is strictly for crazy quilters so I would ask that all  other quilters refrain from linking up.  Let's give the show floor to these talented Crazy Quilters!  Thank you so much for understanding.

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We do have something for everyone who comes through this show for the next 2 weeks though... DOOR PRIZES each and every day!!  For men and women both...everyone who leaves a comment on this thread for each day of the show, will be entered to win the prizes!

One comment will not do it for the entire show... You will comment on February 1 to be eligible for the door prize on February 1... You will come back on February 2 to leave a second comment to be eligible for the door prize on February 2...and so forth, all the way through February 15th!.... This will keep you coming back to make sure you have not missed a crazy quilter who may have just linked up!

One comment per day, right here on this very same post...... I will count the comments at midnight for that particular day and enter that number in to Random.org to determine the winner for that day's door prize!

You may comment as many times in a day as you wish and are inspired to, but only your first comment for that particular day will be counted for that day's door prize.

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AND!! That's not all!

19 of these crazy quilters have submitted a crazy quilt creation for the competition part of this show!!  And it is up to all of you...men and women alike... To vote on your favorite creation!!

HOW TO VOTE!

You will visit this link -  COMPETITION ALBUM - and then, using this email link,  send me an -  EMAIL - with your choice of favorite quilt!  Please include the quilt entry number in the email.  One vote per person!

All of the competition creations are in the album and it is closed to new submissions.  So take your time and view the quilts over and over before you make your decision!  There will not be any additions to the competition album so you need not worry if you will miss any of the competition pieces.

You have until February 22 to send your vote in to me via EMAIL!

Winners will  be announced by February 25th right here on the blog!

The following prizes will be awarded to the top 4 winners!

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1st Place Prize!  
(triple prize bundle)


Maureen Greeson of Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions - 100.00 gift certificate to her shop!

AND

Jenny Friske of Divine Spark Designs - $100.00 Merchandise Bundle consisting of over 25 handmade glass beads and charms.
 

AND

Bead Creative with Nancy Eha - 75.00 prize bundle from her shop including her book and a kit to make the spider shown!
 
 





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2nd Place Prize!
(double prize bundle)

Carole and Marilyn of Flights of Fancy - 100.00 gift certificate to their shop!

AND

Carolyn Cibik of Evening Star Designs - 75.00 gift certificate to her shop!

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3rd Place Prize!
(double prize bundle)

Thearica Burroughs of Cover Your Little Piggies - 100.00 gift certificate to my shop!

AND

Nicki Seavey of Raviolee Dreams - 50.00 gift certificate to her shop!

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4th Place Prize!
(double prize bundle)


Shelia of Artemis Silk Ribbon - $60 Merchandise Bundle consisting of 3 silk velvet hot quarters in the colors Bougainvillea, Mossy Rock and Sun Mist.

AND
Victoria Clayton of Hand Dyed Fibers -  $27.00 merchandise bundle consisting of  2 ribbon assortments! Winners choice!



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So, please remember to vote for your favorite quilt!!  These crazy quilters will surely appreciate the votes!!

And if you would be so kind as to post about the quilt show on your blogs I would be ever so grateful to you! 

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Alright, all of you crazy quilters!!

Are you ready to link up so that everyone can come and visit you!!

Use the linky box to link up  to a post on your personal blog or to a page on your website! 

 If you missed the deadline for the competition, you can still link up to your blog or website so that everyone can come and visit you!

If you want to participate but do not have a blog or website please send me an EMAIL with a bio about yourself along with a few photos of your work and I will post them on your very own dedicated page right here on my blog. 

Remember! 
You have to link up before February 15th  in order to be eligible for prizes if you have entered the competition! If you do not link up to your blog with a link back to my blog, you will forfeit any prize you may win.   

AND remember! If you missed the deadline for the competition, you can still link up to your blog or website so that everyone can come and visit you!

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Final Door Prizes


Vikki Clayton of Hand Dyed Fibers -has offered up a skein of floss or perle and a skein of ribbon.  Winners choice of color!
February 14th WINNER! Anonymous Commentor Theresa!
February 15th WINNER! Chef Tiger!


2nd Prizes for February 14 & 15 
Will be announced with the winners of the competition!


Thank you to everyone who took time to comment every day!! Your comments made the show so fun!! :)

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OK!! Crazy Quilter's! No more talk from me!!
LINK AWAY!!! 
 

February 15, 2012

Success!

The Crazy Quilts Are Quilts Too Show was a huge success!!

And all thanks goes to the crazy quilters who linked up and those who competed in the competition!  Also, all of the readers who came through during the 2 weeks span of the show, it would not have been a show without you either!  And don't forget our generous prize sponsors!!  The comment section does not remotely give an idea of the readership that came through!  I received tons of personal emails about the show and you would not believe the number of votes that have come in so far!!  And there is one more week of voting left!!

This is my second online show to host and I am learning as I go!  I am having a lot of fun getting the shows together and am looking forward to the next one!

I want to go ahead and put the word out right here on this post for the 

2013 Crazy Quilts Are Quilts Too Show!!
February 1 - 15, 2013

There is going to be one major rule change and I want to go ahead and put it out there now!  If you enter the competition, the piece you enter has to be BRAND NEW, never seen before by anyone.. (including children, spouses..etc..) and never uploaded in an online venue of ANY kind nor published in a magazine!  Brand new means spanking brand new!

You all have a solid year to get busy and create something special for next years show!!

I can guarantee you that the prizes will be as great as they are this year or even better!! So get busy!!

I want to give another shout out to all of our wonderful prize sponsors!!  They have made generous contributions to the prize pool and I hope all of you that entered the competition will send them an email and let them know how much you appreciate their generosity!

 Maureen Greeson of Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions
 Jenny Friske of Divine Spark Designs
 Bead Creative with Nancy Eha
 Carole and Marilyn of Flights of Fancy
 Carolyn Cibik of Evening Star Designs
 Thearica Burroughs of Cover Your Little Piggies
 Nicki Seavey of Raviolee Dreams
 Shelia of Artemis Silk Ribbon
 Victoria Clayton of Hand Dyed Fibers
 Steve Lennert with One World Fabrics

I hope that my new followers will stick around for more fun coming up on the blog! You never know what I might cook up!!

I will be posting yesterdays door prize winners sometime today.. So stay tuned!!

And if you have not voted yet for your favorite crazy quilted piece... you have until February 22!!
Here is the album where you can view the entries! ALBUM

Use the contact me link on the left side bar of my blog and email me with the number of the entry you wish to vote for!

Thanks a million everyone for making the first annual Crazy Quilts Are Quilts Too Show such a success!!