Tuesday, December 22, 2009

{ It's A Giveaway } Winners Announced!

As I sit here at my dining room table, the second day of Winter is close to an end. The sun set officially at 4:30 p.m. My drive home from work at 5 p.m. was almost in complete darkness. How depressing...

Yesterday was the shortest day of the year, but from now until Spring we'll gain 2 minutes more of sunlight each day! Just something to look forward to...

This time of year always makes me feel like hibernating. I imagine myself closed in my sewing studio, creating and snoozing till March. Wishful thinking, I guess!

It's been bitter cold and windy here with very little snow. I'm afraid there will be no new snow for Christmas. The weather channel is forecasting freezing rain for Christmas day. May everyone who is traveling this time of the year get to their destinations safely.

I suppose if you're reading this post you want to know who the winners of my 2010 Barn Quilt Calendar are. Shall I tease you with more mindless banter about my goings on these past few weeks? Or should I just get on with it?!? Ha!

I wanted to make this giveaway special because it would be the last one for the year. As a big "thank you" to all of my fellow quilters who check in with me every time I post, I decided to change the way I accept entries. To give them a better chance of winning I didn't give automatic entries to everyone who followed the blog. This kept everything very simple, and simple is good in my book!

I was so excited to pass along the info about the wonderful barn quilts of Neversink. The hundreds of people who wrote to me to share their enthusiasm was very overwhelming. I would have loved to personally reply to every single one of you, but I wasn't able to fit the time in my schedule. I was so surprised to learn of how many other communities around the country also have barn quilts. I couldn't help but think how this would be such a great subject for a book someday; traveling across the country visiting barn quilts and interviewing owners about why they chose a particular design. Lots of smiles and photographs of vibrant colored quilt blocks, yum! I'd preorder that on Amazon for sure.

We had over 119 comments and almost that many emails. About 50 of you also passed the word along on your blogs. THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I hope the Town of Neversink sold a bunch more calendars to happy quilters.

So here goes...

The 2 lucky souls who each won a copy of the 2010 Barn Quilts of Neversink Calendar and some quilting goodies (oh boy!) are:

Jocelyn of Happy Cottage Quilter

and

Rick of Whimzee Stitches

Congratulations you two! And might I add that one of the winners was a male quilter! Cool! May these calendars bring you joy throughout the entire year.

The number one question that everyone asked for this giveaway was, "How do I order a calendar if I don't win?" Here is a link to a pdf order form you can print and send in:

2010 Barn Calendar Order Form

We now return to our regularly scheduled program...

Stay tuned for lots of updates tomorrow!

Merry Christmas and happy quilting,

4 comments:

  1. Congrats to the lucky winners. (I know one of them as a blogging buddy of mine....and it makes me happy when I know the winner of a giveaway...almost as happy as if I'd won it myself....LOL)

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  2. Hey Ryan, I went to Ikea and bought some super cool baskets and basket frames to hold my fabrics. This is by far the best system of storage I have ever used. Check this link out, http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/range/10364/11468/
    I stacked them up, added fabrics and waited for them to implode. Nope, these babies are super strong and let my fabrics breathe. I am way over the satisfied button on these. Have a Merry Christmas, Elaine

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  3. Thanks for the calendar link. Happy New Year

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  4. Happy New Year Ryan! I love that I won the calendar and can't wait to hang it in my sewing room!

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