Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Amazing sponsors! Twenty-four prizes!

It's been a lovely show! Lots of fun! We couldn't do it without all of you wonderful people and pets!

And our! Twenty-four different prizes! (As much as possible, we will include links to not only our great sponsors, but also to the Flickr pages, blogs, and etc of our winners, so that you can have fun re-visiting them.)

Let's get started by announcing our viewers' choice awards, OK?

Envelope, please!

For the category of Dog on Quilt, number 15 just strolled away from the rest of the pack: Sami the Wonder Dog! Congratulations!

For the CATegory of Cat on Quilt, we had a hotly contested race -- Olive and Wilma tag-teamed the competition, and Kozmo utilized all of her super-cute-kitten skills, but the winner was: Molly! Huzzah!

For the category of Other Animal on Quilt, we had some awesome entries, from chickens to turtles (I think that is a first, this year!) but one entry just blew everyone else away: Resident Pet! Yay!!!

Then, for the category of Pet Themed Quilt, I think we had the most entries we've ever had in this category! The clear winner was: Michiko, for her beautifully rendered pawtrait of Hana!

Many, many thanks to all who participated; our numbers may have been down this year, but we had such great pets and quilts! I heard from many of you that you look forward to this show each year, and that does make me happy!

Now, it's time to announce the winners of our prizes!


In no particular order.....

Green Fairy Quilts is sponsoring a fabric bundle! A lovely group of fat-eighths from the 30's Playtime collection from Moda! Our lucky winner is....


We hope to see, soon, what she creates with those fabrics! Beautiful!

The Quilt Pattern Magazine sponsored a year long subscription to their e-mag and the vibrant community and resources that go along with it; our winner is.....

Maria joined us all the way from Spain! We know that's going to be a year's worth of fun and quilting inspiration! (I'm green with envy!)

Generous Michele at Aiming for Accuracy sponsors a prize from her online button store, I Love Buttons, Etc!   FIVE packs of buttons; the winner's choice! And our winner is.....

We're looking forward to seeing the projects created with the great buttons from I Love Buttons, Etc.

The crew at The Intrepid Thread sponsored a prize of five spools of Aurifil thread! The lucky winner is....


That chipmunk was cute! Julie and her staff are great to work with, and we thank them for sponsoring.

The Fat Quarter Shop sponsored two fifty dollar shopping sprees!  Our winners are....




The folks at Fat Quarter Shop are at the ready to help with fabric selections, notions, books, and much more for our winners!

Our friends at Heat Press Batting Together sponsored two big prize packages of assorted Heat Press product! Our winners are.....

                                                           Vrooman's Quilts


                                                           Val's Quilting Studio

Then, because they love our show and love our followers, too, they said they would send a roll of Heat Press Batting Together to TWELVE more winners!!

Here are our twelve bonus winners:

                                                           Kathy S
                                                           Karen Stewart (send me your email address)
                                                           Susie Q
                                                           Magpie Mumblings
                                                           Agnes Bullock
                                                           Dana Gaff
                                                           Quilting Babcia
                                                           Tierney Hogan (send me your email addy)
                                                           Karen in Breezy Point

I know that all of you will love their product, just as much as I do! Awesome to use!

Eagles' Wings Quilts sponsored a complete package for a "Castor and Pollux" paper piecing quilt: pattern with instructions, papers, and templates! Our winner is....


Looking forward to seeing this completed - it's a complex quilt, but Cathy makes it simple!

Barb from Bejeweled Quilts sponsored a prize package of a charm pack of gorgeous batik fabrics, and two patterns (winner's choice) from her store! Our winner....

                                                            Gene Black

Barb has ingenious patterns in her store, and she's an Island Batik ambassador, so check out her blog for quilting inspiration!

Amanda Murphy Designs sponsored a lovely package of patterns, Amanda's Folk Art Fantasy collection! Our winner.....


Amanda's fabrics and patterns are all gorgeous -- sign up for her newsletter and you'll be inspired!

Stella Lighting generously sponsored a Stella Two light for a lucky winner! I love my Stella light, and I know our winner will, too! The winner is....


Thank you, Stella Lighting! Best lighting options ever! I checked out Sally's blog, and I hope you will, too. Looks like her new place could use this Stella light!
(And don't forget, if you'd like to buy a Stella of your own, just type in this promo code and get 15% off, and FREE shipping: petsonquilts!

Whew! That's a lot of prizes, and a lot of winners!

Thank you to all of our sponsors -- your generosity makes this portion of our show so very much fun!
I would love to award a prize to everyone who participated, but hopefully y'all all enjoyed the pets and the quilts, and will join us again next year!! Heads nodding? Yay!!

Would y'all do me a favor? When you have a chance, go to the sponsors' sites or Facebook pages, and tell them you appreciate their sponsorship!
And when you shop, check out our sponsors first! They are all awesome!

I think we're going to take a nap after we email all of our winners so they can receive their prizes!!  Bear with me, and you'll get an email introducing you to your sponsor, so they can work out all the details!!


Monday, August 28, 2017

Sharpening our pencils.....

Many thanks to everyone who voted and participated in our show!

We will pause to tally the results, and to ask Mr. Random Number Generator to choose our winners!

Then we will announce our winners!

Bear with us, and we'll be back soon!

Monday, August 21, 2017

And now the voting begins!


Hasn't this been a fun show, so far? (Kinda cool that our voting starts on the day of the eclipse!)

So many cute entries! And lots of great stories of our furry Quilt Inspectors!

Now, it's time to vote!

Here's how it works......

We will have four Viewers' Choice awards:

Dog on Quilt

Cat on Quilt

Other Animal on Quilt

Pet (or animal) themed Quilt

After those awards are tallied, there will be random drawings for the prizes.....and everyone can have several entries in those drawings!

1. Did you enter the show? Leave a comment for that.

2. Did you furnish PR for the show? Did you spread the word by posting our badge or writing a post or a Facebook page entry? Leave a comment for that. (And like I said some months ago, if you did, you get extra entries!) 

3. Did you visit all of our lovely contestants, and leave nice comments for each one? (As much as possible....I know every year we have one or two entries that are difficult to comment on...)

4. Lastly, vote for your favorite in each category. Leave a comment for that. Helps me out if the comment looks kinda like this:

Dog on Quilt # 735
Cat on Quilt #411
Other # 682
Pet themed #901

Leave the comments below this post, OK? Good luck to everyone! Voting will be open for a week, and then you will have to give us time to tally the results!


Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Best Show Ever! Pets on Quilts 2017!

It's here, it's here, it's finally here!!

Are you ready?

Lots of pets! Lots of quilts! Lots of prizes!!

I'm so ready to party, and I hope you are too!

I hope you already familiarized yourselves with our rules, but if you need to check, here is a link.

And here is our sponsor Hall of Fame!

What an awesome line-up of sponsors! Be sure to thank them, cos we couldn't have as fun a party without them!

Now, let the linky party begin! 

We'll keep this party open for ten days, and then we'll open a blog post for the voting. Hop around and visit everyone that you can, so that you will be ready to vote in ten days, OK?

Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


See this seal?

These guys and gals are really confused right about now . . . 


Well, this section of the southland hasn't had a whole lot of seismic activity. 


Well, hardly ever.

We don't sit on a fault line, like some states do.  Most of the time the magnolias and mint juleps don't move around too much on their own.  (Don't get any ideas, though, I've visited there but I don't live there!)

The graphs here are usually pretty quiet. 

Boringly quiet.....

Until today!!!

Check this out!

This is what has the geological people in an uproar!

But confidentially, it was just me happy-dancin'!  No tremors, just happy feet!

You see, I received a box - I had no clue what someone had sent me! 

Aha!  Here is a clue!!  Well, actually it's a freaking big clue, like, I really hope that is what is inside!

This is when the actual jumping up and down began!! (Grin)

Oh wow!

Seriously! I'd recognize those lil flowers and the color palette anywhere! Mary Engelbreit!

Squeeeeeee! Oh, I can't believe my eyes!

And when I wrote the review earlier, I had no idea she could move around like this! Cool! 

And it's amazing the difference the different lighting options make! My thread and fabric decisions are going to be so much easier.

And yes, she is a "she." She gets along famously with Nora....just look....they are color coordinated! 

Gorgeous! I think I will call her "Emmy." Where did I get that? Well, the initials are M and E, so I will say, "Emmy." (Grin)  Mary Jean, the wonderful educator at Stella, somehow knew that black would be perfect! (Thank you, Mary Jean, you are amazing!)

I'm still bouncing in my chair as I write! Heehee! But excuse me please....
I must go downstairs and grab some of my treasured Mary Engelbreit fabrics.  Nora and Emmy and I are going to play for a while!

Have you got a hankering for an "Emmy" of your own? Or a Stella without the trimmings? 

Hop right onto this link -- go to the Stella site -- and use the promo code "petsonquilts" to get a 15% discount on your very own Stella light!!  Plus free shipping!!

Thanks, Stella Lighting!! (big hugs to you, Mary Jean!!)

Sigh......LIFE IS SEW GOOD!!!!!