After some pencil sharpening, some counting on toes and fingers, some extra cups of Java, and some consultations with Mr. Random Number Generator, we have our winners!!
I need to thank all of our wonderful sponsors before we get started. I hope that all of you Lilypad followers will visit their web sites and their Facebook pages . . . tell 'em thanks for their sponsorships, and when you need quilting supplies, please go to their sites and purchase! We couldn't have our show without them!
Jeffree Itrich, the Fat Quarter Shop, Sharon Holland Designs, Lorna McMahon of SewFreshQuilts, Lara Bucella, the Green Fairy Quilt Shop, Hoffman Fabrics, Bejeweled Quilts by Barb, Clever Tools, and Terri Stegmiller Art and Design. We love them all! Thank you!
Let's announce our Viewers' Choice Awards first, OK?
First, the Dog on Quilt Category. Our good friend Buddy walked away with this category, though for a while, Jackson gave him a tussle. Here is Buddy's picture, from Flickr:
Buddy's human (Michelle) wins a $50 shopping spree at the Fat Quarter Shop! Congratulations!
For the Cat on Quilt category, there were several that gave Rocky a run for his money, but in the end, he prevailed with more votes than any other. Congratulations to Quilter Rocky!
His human wins the beautiful fat quarter bundle from Terri Stegmiller!
In previous years, we've seen many "other" animals in our show . . . from hedgehogs to horses, and birds, too. This year's winner warms my heart, since I have raised these sweet critters, too:
Yep, the Other Animal Category is won by the ducks from Kathy's Quilting Blog!
Green Fairy Quilts! Congratulations!
The Pet Themed Quilt Project Category was a hotly contested one . . . our winner was Lara, for her mug rug of Wilbur and Charly. They're moving fast!
Wilbur's human wins the Tapestry fat quarter bundle from Sharon Holland Designs! Congratulations!
Now, it's time for our random drawings! I have to tell you, there were a couple of winners that missed out -- I had to redraw names because I couldn't reach someone by email. Thankfully, most of our comments either provided me with an email, or had their settings just right!
Heartiest congratulations go to these lucky winners!
Loris, PattyA, Nancy J, Katy M, and Carol Beads and Birds have all won a pattern from the talented Lorna at SewFreshQuilts! Congrats!
Barbara is the lucky winner of the signed book, Crafted Applique, New Possibilities! Congratulations! (I've added that book to my Christmas wish list!)
Cathy is the winner of the gorgeous Forest Friends kit from Hoffman Fabrics! Congrats to Cathy!
Janice Holton wins the set of Grip and Stitch tools from Clever Tools! Congratulations - I know you will enjoy them, because I use a set and love them!
Helen is our winner for the three patterns from Bejeweled Quilts by Barb! Yay!
The signed copy of My Very Good, Very Bad Dog goes to Heide! Congrats!
And a shopping spree at Fat Quarter Shop is in Tish's future! Congratulations, and enjoy!
I truly wish that I had a genie or something, so that I could have awarded prizes to everyone, from the folks who shared their adorable pets with us, to those that simply participated in the show by commenting and voting.
And I'm truly thankful for my PR Angels -- you certainly "earned your wings" this year, by spreading the word about our show. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you!
(Image courtesy of Amish Quilt Shop - these Rachel Pellman kits are adorable!)
We'll be reaching out to our winners via email!
Padsworth, DragonDrop and I will be taking a break for a bit, as we rest from our labors. We hope you enjoyed the show, and that you will be making plans to join us again next year!