Thursday, May 17, 2012

Have we got a show for you!!

With apologies to Ringling Brothers . . .

(Twirling moustache and gesturing grandly) Come one, come all! It's the bestest show on earth! It's the annual Pets on Quilts Show, and it's coming in August to Lilypadquilting!

(Thank you to the Snogirl graphics site for the cute ringmaster.)
You'll see ferocious lions, fearless acrobats and delightful clowns! Oh. Ahem. I'd better stop now, or you'll be upset with me for false advertising.

It really IS a wonderful show, though. And I hope that you are getting ready for it! It's a great, big linky party showcasing all of our furry family members, and quilts that feature animals, too.  Let me explain --- if you have not seen the show before, we have two divisions: first, pictures of our pets on quilts (that can be your dog, your cat, your iguana, etc.) and secondly, pictures of quilts with pet or animal themes (again, that is your choice, as long as it is in the Animal Kingdom). 

If you'd like to see what the show was like last year, just click on this link and hop over to SewCalGal's blog --- she was the founder and hostess for the show and did a truly awesome job with it. I'm quaking in my little froggie boots and hoping that I'll be able to do half as well!  Whaa? You don't think I have froggie boots? (Tucking feet under desk) Well, I'm not tellin'!

Now, this is a virtual pet and quilt show. But we want to be like the real shows in one very important way --- we are going to have prizes!  (LOTS of prizes!)  And we have some wonderful sponsors lined up already, and more are on the way!  So get your fingers on the camera buttons, and get ready to compete for prizes from these generous peeps:

The Fat Quarter Shop is providing one winner with a $100 gift certificate!

 The Quilted Kitty is providing something fabulous from their store! The Furry Dudes will select something wonderful, I know.
The Raspberry Rabbits are providing one winner with "The Love of Spring" pattern, floss and wool kits, and two bunny hangers!

Karen at Java House Quilts is going to send one winner the full pattern set for Cat-Acatemy, a super-gorgeous BOM!

Lulu and Maggie (the bassett pups) at the Cotton Patch Quilt Shop are busy picking out something splendid for one of our winners!

The generous folks at Martingale Publishing and That Patchwork Place are providing an e-gift certificate for $25 on anything in their online store! 

Marcia's Crafty Sewing and Quilting will provide three winners with gift certificates for $30 discount on quilting! She's a virtuoso with free motion quilting, and we'll tell more about the gifts in a later post!

Abbi May's online store will supply one of our winners with a $50 gift certificate, for shopping their great selection of fabrics and more!

Pups Etc, a super-fun Etsy shop we found, will be providing a collection of toys for one of our lucky winners!

Kelly at IHAN is thoughtfully selecting just the right prize for one of our winners!

Margaret Bucklew of Patterns2Quilt and Chiseled in Cloth will send one of our winners a download of her awesome product - Quilty Clip Art!

Ronika Lee's Etsy Shop has some wonderful cat toys and beds -- she's providing a plush kitty bed for one of our lucky winner's feline friends!

Jeannette at Inchworm Fabrics is going to sponsor a prize package for one of our winners from her fabulous store!

PopDoggie, another wonderful Etsy shop, is providing a prize, too! 

Whew! I'm pretty tired after all that . . . and there are even more sponsors getting ready to join us! So I hope that you are inspired to take some photos of your furbaby on a quilt, or photos of an animal-themed quilt!  Get them ready to post to your blog or to your Flickr account in August. We'll party and we'll vote, and then we'll award prizes! (I love it when a plan comes together!)

There will be lots of different ways to win, too . . . I probably should tell you about that, huh? (Grin)
If you grab our button and put it on your blog --- voila! You just earned an entry to win a prize!
And if you blog about the show, to get more folks interested and involved --- there's another entry!
See, we love PR angels, so if you help out that way, you'll have more chances to win! We want the show to be the biggest and best ever, in 2012!

Oh! I almost forgot --- here are your Bingo words for today!
O--snowman or snow 

We'll have more posts soon, about some of our sponsors, and tell you more about the prizes, too! 

Have a hoppy day! (Grin) Padsworth wanted me to tell you that!