Sunday, May 28, 2006

We are bowled over. Knocked flat. Amazed and astonished.

Let us explain.

As you will recall, we gave our quilters a challenge. Use this fabric in a block:

Their deadline was May 27 at 5:30. At first, the entries just trickled in. We began to worry. Would anyone make a block? But in the end, we got THIRTY. Thirty spectacular blocks. They are below.

But before you start to look at them, know that now the fate of these hard-working quilters is in your hands. Someone will win a $75 gift basket. (Okay, another person will win a $75 basket at random. But the fate of the first quilter is in your hands.) You need to vote for the quilt block that is your favorite. To do that, send an email to stitch your art out (all one word) AT yahoo DOT com (no spammers please ... we do not need any Viagra or Cialis ... we are females) with the words "block challenge" in the subject. Then in the body of the email, vote for your favorite, using the numbers on the lower-left side of the block.

As an added incentive, anyone who votes via our blog will be entered into a random drawing for a $10 gift certificate to our store. Just for voting. One vote per person please. Vote by Saturday, June 3, at 5:30 p.m. We will notify the winner after the end of our Anniversary Open House this week. In the meantime, stop by the shop between Tuesday and Saturday to see the blocks in person, shop for great bargains, and have fun!

Good luck figuring out your favorite. We haven't decided yet. Here they are:

1 comment:

Joyce Livingston--a true romantic at heart! said...

Hi...I see you are a quilter. You might want to check out my blog: Yesterday, I began posting a quilt block a day, and will be posting them daily for the next several weeks. Also, you might pass this word on to others. Up until I began to be published in inspirational romance fiction, I traveled the country lecturing and teaching on quilting, and I've had numerous articles in quilting and craft magazines. By the way, I love your pics of your blocks. PRETTY!

Joyce Livingston, author
My lastest book, THE WIDOWS' CLUB, a women's fiction novel is on stores now.