Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Pets on Quilts Show is here! 2013 Edition!

Today is the day! It's finally here! The 2013 Pets on Quilts Show starts today! (Oh, boy are we excited here at the Lilypad!)

We've affectionately labeled our show the "Bestest Show on Earth" because of all of the wonderful bloggers and Flickr folks who join us each year, and because of all the fun we have, seeing everyone's pets and quilts!

We have an awesome line-up of sponsors, and lots of lucky winners will be happy-dancing when their prizes arrive!
Just look at the Hall of Fame of Pet Show sponsors (and give them a huge round of applause, too, and be sure to check out their sites):

Raspberry Rabbits

Here's an update: We have one more sponsor to show you (and we will do a feature post after the show)....please welcome Lunchbox Quilts!

Thank you, sponsors, we love you all!

Need instructions on how to enter our show? Click on this link, and you will find updated and tweaked information that will tell you how to enter. We would say that it will "answer all your questions" but we know that some of you will put on your thinking caps and pose more questions, so we will try to keep it updated! (Wink!)

Oh, and don't worry about the fact that you can't see your entry when you look at the linky party....everyone else can see it just fine, in all of its cuteness! (Grin)

Don't forget -- you can earn TWO EXTRA ENTRIES in our random drawings by making a pet bed or blankie, and posting a picture on the Padsworth's Project page! We love rescue pups and kitties, and we cheer for the no-kill shelters that try so hard to find Forever Homes for them! You can read all about that if you click on this linkie! If you happen to make two blankies or beds, and post a second picture, you get TWO MORE entries! And so on, and so on. (The possibilities are staggering!)

Our virtual pet show will be open for new entries from now (August 11) until Saturday (August 17) and then we will start the voting on Sunday (August 18).  Voting will continue through the next Saturday, August 24.

Voters will leave comments (after the linky party is closed) detailing their choices for top honors in each category. We will tally them up and announce as soon as we can!  They will win some wonderful prizes, and then we'll let Mr. Random choose the winners for the rest of the prizes!

You can leave a comment today after you link up, that is one entry! Then hop around and leave some comment love for the other contestants - that is one entry if you visit them all (you just leave a comment here telling me that you did that). If you have posted on your blog, or tweeted, or posted on Facebook to spread the word, those are three more possible entries! Your vote (next week) counts as another entry, and you get the two extra ones if you help out a shelter near you with a bed or blankie.
You can, you see, have lots of entries in the random drawings!

We can't wait to see all of your entries . . . so let the party begin!

OH!!! DragonDrop is jumping up and down and insisting that I remind you . . . please make certain you are not a "no-reply" blogger! With all of the changes in Google, if you are not sure, just put your email address with your comment, like this: yourname(at)yahoo(dot)com

After all, you don't want Mr. Random to choose your name for a prize, and then we can't email you to let you claim it!!