My Blog is a Finalist in the Craftsy Blogger Awards!

I got some super fun news over the weekend. My blog was selected as one of four finalists for Best Quilting Tutorials in the Craftsy Blogger Awards. Thanks to those of you who nominated me – I really appreciate it!


The other three bloggers are pretty amazing and a couple of them are definitely more well-known that I am, so my chances of winning are pretty slim. But, what an honor just to make the final cut! With the hundreds of quilting blogs out there, being one of the top four makes all the work I do very validating.

CraftsyVoteformeOf course, I’d love your vote, but be sure to look through all the categories and vote for your favorites. 🙂 Just in case you are new to my blog, you can check out all of my free quilt along tutorials here.

Voting runs through Wednesday, January 28th. May the best bloggers win!

And the Winner is… (with another chance to win fabric!)

Thanks so much to all of you who participated in my blog hop party and fabric giveaway hosted by the Quilting Gallery. Make sure you visit their website for more upcoming fun – I’m sponsoring a few of their weekly contests and their fall block party so check it out!

It was such fun to read everyone’s comments and see what they would buy if they won. It also gave me a good idea of what fabrics are most popular among my blog readers. I randomly chose one winner from all of the posts I received. And the winner is……..

Tanya H. who said, “I like American Jane. Thanks for chance to win.”

Congratulations, Tanya! You have won a $20 gift certificate to my online fabric store, You can spend this gift certificate however you choose! I will be contacting you separately via email on how to redeem your prize.

Now, for all of you who did not win, guess what – there’s still hope! I sponsor a couple of crafty/quilting blogs out there and 2 of them are featuring my shop on their blogs with another giveaway this week!

For details, please visit or These contests end soon, so hurry on over for you next chance to win!

And the Winner is….

Loralie’s Sew Creative!!

Thanks to all of you who participated in my first fabric survey – that was fun! I gave you the choice of four new and re-released Loralie Harris fabric lines to choose from: Cool Cats, Nurse Central, Sew Creative or Fast Women.

Sew Creative won the survey with 44% of the votes so I am definitely going to order that one now. Cool Cats was a close second with 37% of the votes, Fast Women got 12% and Nurse Central received 7%. This was a very helpful survey because without it, I probably would have just ordered Nurse Central, which was actually the least popular group.

If I have enough budget left, I will also order Cool Cats since that one also received a lot of votes and comments here on my blog. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter so you’ll get an email when these fabulous fabrics arrive.

Now, for the 2 winners who will get a $10 gift certificate:

I used a random number generator based on all of the comments received. I did not include my own comments. The winners are:

Blog Comment WinnersComments number 14 and 24!! That would be

Joyce Ellis: “I voted, it was hard to choose, they’re all cute. Decided on the cats.”


Heather: “I voted too.”

Congratulations to these lovely ladies. I will email each of you your gift certificates now.

This giveaway was so much fun – I think I will have to do this again in the near future!