Sunday, September 16, 2018

Picking alternate winners!

Sometimes these things happen.....

We had two winners who did not respond to our announcement, and I had no way of reaching them. No emails given!

I'm sad for them, but happy for two other Lilypad followers who will be happy dancing about their prizes soon!

First, the wonderful patterns from Jacquelynne Steves - two complete Block of the Month lovelies!

Our winner is Molly and Rex's mom, Christine, from "down under." You can see her awesome blog at this link. 

Congrats on winning the prize!

Then, the Hoffman Fabrics prize bundle! A huge stack of gorgeous fat quarters!

Our winner is Sharon of Vrooman's Quilts! She blogs here at this link, and she entered a wonderful custom quilt in our show.


We'll be emailing you soon and your sponsor will send your prizes!

Thanks for participating in the 2018 Pets on Quilts Show!!


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Prayers for the Carolinas

As Hurricane Florence nears the coasts of both the Carolinas, we are sending our thoughts and prayers to our friends and neighbors there.

We will feel the effects, too, further inland in the state.  We are stocked up on non-perishable food, gasoline, batteries, and the like. The things around the farm that can blow away are secured. We know that we probably will lose power, and perhaps for many days, but we know the storm surge and rainfall will be far more devastating down there in the coastal areas.

I know that in the coming days, Carolinians of all walks of life will unite and show the kindness, generosity, and faith that we are known for.

Stay safe -- stay sheltered. Our lives are far more important than any things we may leave behind.

We're watching. And praying.


Friday, September 7, 2018

Hand picked for y'all!

Sale! ALL Craftsy Classes Under $20 at 9/7-9/9/18.

I just had to post and tell you about this great opportunity to get that Craftsy class you've had your eye on!

I'm loving Craftsy because of the great variety of classes that I have been enjoying, and plus, it's like having some really great quilters come to your studio to work with you!

Take a class from some wonderful and creative peeps:

This is a fabulous class - Marti is fun to listen to and watch, and this is an awesome way to complete large projects!

Try this one:

I really was inspired by this, and learned new ways to quilt my projects!

This is my next one to try -- paper piecing has always kicked my butt. I'm gonna see if Carol Doak can pull me through! (Grin)

I really loved this one - scrappy is my thing, and I learned how to really get some mix and match loveliness, instead of mish mash scraps! Edyta Sitar has a wonderful, friendly style of teaching!

So please, tap that button at the top, or the one on our sidebar (right hand side, at the top) and try a class or two that appeal to you..... there are so many! (Yup, I'm an affiliate, and I will get a teensy commission to help me with my stash and notions - your price won't change a bit!)

Have fun!!


Friday, August 31, 2018

Announcing our 2018 winners!

It's time to announce our winners! Didn't we have a wonderful show? From rescue kittens to a photo-bombing cat, and from dogs that hog the covers to those that love to pose on our best quilts, I just love seeing all these pets each year!

Let's get started!

First, let's look at the "Dog on Quilt" category . . . It was a fierce battle between the lovable Molly and her new bud, Rex, and the cuddly Sheltie snoozing on the purple quilt!

Teddy Bear wins!

His favorite quilter, Michelle T, wins the cool Bark Box for her Flikr photo of her photogenic pup! Congrats! (All of you pup-lovers need to stop in at BarkBox and check out their awesome boxes! Click on that link to travel there!)

For the "Cat on Quilt" competition, the sweet rescue kitten, Tater, gave Alfalfa and Darla a real run for the money! Little Tater is adorable, but the duo with the fairy tale stories got three more votes, so congratulations!

Alfalfa and Darla's favorite quilter is Cathy, and the random number generator matched her up with this beautiful  Enchanted jelly roll from Green Fairy quilts!

Our last category was Pet-themed quilts, and this was another hot competition! Sharon Vrooman's gorgeous custom design almost beat Rebecca's "Feed the Cat" -- but in the end, Rebecca's hungry feline from QuiltingInAPolarBearGarden takes the prize!

Rebecca will receive one of the Hoffman Fabrics packages; there are thirty-three fat quarters in the bundle!

I sure do wish that we could give each and every contestant a prize! They were all so cute! (I mean, seriously, who can forget Bernini and his leap into stardom, right?) And y'all have outdone yourselves with your quilting projects!

We have five more prizes to award, so let's encourage Mr. Random Number Generator and see who wins!

Barb at Bejeweled Quilts is providing some Island Batiks fat quarters and a pattern from her shop to one of our winners!

Gayle is the winner! Congratulations!

Jacquelynne Steves is providing two of her awesome patterns to a random winner!

Nikki Moshier is the winner! Congrats, and thank you for your efforts on behalf of shelter pets! I hope you see this post, because there's no email on your Google Plus page! (Leave me a comment on how to email you, OK?)

Hoffman Fabrics provided two of those lovely fat quarter bundles.....let's see who wins the second one!

It's Stephanie Lauro! Congratulations! (Same problem here with a google plus page, I hope Stephanie checks this blog post and emails me. Or leave a comment with your address to email a message!)

Our good friends at the Fat Quarter Shop said we could pick two winners! They will each receive a certificate for $50, so they can shop all the notions, fabrics, and more!

Our winners are Karen in Breezy Point, and Mangozz! Yay!!

Thank you so much to our wonderful sponsors who make it possible to have great prizes for our annual party! Please make a point to click on those links and visit our sponsors -- they have wonderful products and service, so check them out!

I'll be connecting everyone (except the google plus peeps) with their sponsor via email, so that the prizes can go out -- should someone not respond, we will draw another winner. Be sure and check your emails!

I hope that everyone had fun, and enjoyed meeting all of the quilters and their pets! Let's do this again next year, OK?

And please......if you and your family need a pet, give a shelter pet a forever home. And support your local shelter with quilted mats and pads for the pets who live there, hoping for their new family!


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Voting has closed

Voting is completed, now give us a day or two and we'll announce the winners!

Thanks for your patience!


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Voting begins!


A great, big LilyPad thank you to all of you who participated in our show this year! Our numbers may have been fewer than last year, but we have some great entries, and I hope y'all will spread the word so we can have even more fun next year!

Voting starts today -- here is how we do it:

I hope by now you have visited all of the entries that you can, and left them some comment kudos on their pet or pet-themed quilt. You can "like" the entries if you want to, so that you can remember them when you come back by the LilyPad.

We'll have three Viewers' Choice winners, and then after that, the random drawings!! Huzzah! So, leave one comment (on this blog post) that says which cute and cuddly entry is your choice to win these three categories:

                              1. Dog on quilt
                              2. Cat on quilt
                              3. Pet-themed quilt

(In past years, we have had "other animal" winners, such as hedgehogs, ducklings, and horses, but this year we just have pups and kitties!)

Now, you can also leave other separate comments to increase your chances of winning! Listen up, pardner!

First, if you "advertised" our show in some way (blog post, Facebook, etc.) leave a comment to tell me. (You will get three extra entries in our drawing!)
Next, if you made mats and quilted pads for shelter animals, leave a comment for that. (You get five extra entries in our drawing!)
Did you visit all the entries and leave a comment where you could? (Leave a comment!)
Are you a follower here at the LilyPad? (Not mandatory, but if you are, leave a comment!)

Easy peasy!
We'll leave the voting open for a week, OK? And it's absolutely OK to tell your buddies to come by and leave comments to vote for you!

After voting is closed, we'll tally the results and announce our winners!  (Give us time, now, it's difficult for Padsworth to keep up -- hard to hold that pencil with his froggie feet!)

Now let the voting begin!!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Pets on Quilts 2018!

It's finally here!

The show you have all been waiting for!

Pets on Quilts -- the 2018 edition!!

We have a wonderful array of sponsors, and lovely prizes for our viewers' choice winners and our random drawing winners, too!

Here is a list of our special friends and the prizes they are sponsoring:

Green Fairy Quilts is offering a gorgeous jelly roll of Enchanted, by Gingiber!

Jacquelynne Steves is providing two patterns from her BOM series: Maggie's First Dance, and Sew Sweet Simplicity!

Barb is an Island Batiks ambassador, and she is providing fat quarters of their lovely fabrics, plus a pattern from her Craftsy shop to a winner in the US!

Hoffman Fabrics is sponsoring two prizes! Each winner will receive a bundle of thirty-three fat quarters -- the All A-Twitter line!

The Fat Quarter Shop is sponsoring two winners, as well! Each will receive an e-certificate for a $50 shopping spree!

BarkBox is providing a wonderful box of doggie joy to one of our winners!

Here are a couple of important things to keep in mind:
      1. After you post your linky, don't run away! Hop to see 
          what the other partiers are up to, and leave some comment
          love for them!
      2. You can "like" the entries, too, and that is fun, so use that
           button if you want to -- actual voting won't happen until
           ten days have gone by..... more on that, later!
      3. The linky party will accept links for ten days, so if you
          know of someone who'd like to party with us, tell 'em!!

Join us in our party, won't you? If you have any issues with entering the show, just contact me at quiltnsrep(at) yahoo(dot)com and I will try to assist. Bear with me, though, as I still work for a living, er, to support my quilting habit, and I will answer as soon as possible.

Let's party!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Tomorrow's the big day!!

Pets on Quilts starts tomorrow!

The best linky party on the interwebs!!

It's our chance to show off our quilted projects and our furry family members at the same time!!

Hope you are ready, and you'll join us tomorrow!

(See the post below for a link to the rules of engagement, er, party, and get ready!!)


Monday, August 6, 2018

The countdown continues....

Padsworth, here, to remind you all that the Pets on Quilts show starts this Friday!

Hope you are preparing your photos and will join our party!!

Check out this post for information on how to join, and let us know if you have any questions!

Ready your blog post....your Flikr picture, and your Facebook posting....

Hope you are spreading the word, and making mats and pads for shelter pets! 

Those earn you extra entries in our drawings at the end of the show!

It looks like Instagram peeps can join in with a URL to their photo....not sure how comments will work, but we'll see how it goes!


Friday, August 3, 2018

Spelling Bee finale

Our friends at the Fat Quarter Shop sponsored a blog hop and sew along all this year, using Lori Holt's wonderful book, Spelling Bee.

So many great blocks!

Not just letters, many cute designs!

Today they are rounding up and saying farewell....

Thought y'all might enjoy this video of all the blocks!

This was lots of fun! If you'd like your own copy, just click on this link and get one!