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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Winner of the 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge - April

Ever feel like there hasn't been enough time to do everything you need to do?  While I'm trying to not complain, I do feel a need to recognize and apologize for being so late at announcing the winners of the April Challenge.  I'll be sharing more insights soon, but I've been busy working with upcoming FMQ Experts, finalizing schedules for monthly FMQ tutorials, as well as trying to make progress with finalizing plans for "bonus tutorials".

Before I announce the winners of the April FMQ Challenge, where Don Linn shared an excellent tutorial for creating your own stencil and transferring designs to your quilt top, among many other tips too, I want to recognize our sponsors for this challenge. 

2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge



Dream World

Grand Prizes will be awarded to those that have taken the Pledge to complete all 12 FMQ tutorials. After they complete 12 tutorials (any combination of monthly tutorials and bonus tutorials) anytime in 2012.    More info on how to enter to win a Grand Prize will be shared later this summer.   In te meantime, save photos/links that show you've completed any of these tutorials as it will help you when you enter. And for those of you that are doing the optional FMQ Sampler Quilt, you will simply need to show a photo of your completed sampler quilt created using any 12 tutorials (monthly or bonus) shared during this challenge.  For newbies in this challenge that are not aware of the sampler quilt, visit the post that shared insights on two possible FMQ Sampler Quilt designs to use for this challenge.

SewCalGal is proud to recognize our
for the April   Challenge.

Each month, one lucky winner will receive a special bundle of prizes.  For the March  challenge, the winner will receive a bundle that includes:
Aurifil -has donated a sample pack of 5 threads
Revolving Sewslip images

Quilters Touch LLC

Machinge 1 (Medium)

The winner will need to determine the size that is appropriate for them
that shares insight on how to help fit gloves.

In addition to the Montly Prize bundle, with the prizes listed above, the April Challenge also had prizes sponsored by Don Linn. One lucky winner will receive a copy of "free-motion Machine Quilting", by Don Linn

and another lucky winner will receive a copy of "Sophisticated Stitches", by Don Linn

SewCalGal is responsible for shipping the prize bundle directly to winners, with the exception that Quilters Touch will be shipping their prize (Machingers gloves and DVD) directly to the respective winner.  I'm also sending info to Machingers in batches, so winners should anticipate this portion of their prize to arrive later than the original bundle.  But, I will send emails to winners to notify when this part of their prize will ship.  Sorry, but as I don't have an administrative assistant this is the best I can offer.  As stressed, this Challenge needs to be about learning/improving our FMQ skills and not about prizes.  As such, my #1 focus will remain on ensuring monthly FMQ tutorials are released on the lst of each month, #2 focus is 3-4 bonus tutorials are released in 2012, and #3 monthly winners are selected and sponsored prizes are shipped.

The winners of the April FMQ Challenge were randomly selected based on those that completed the challenge in the month the tutorial was released.

Prize #1 is the Monthly FMQ Challenge bundle:

Marjorie (Marjorie's Busy Corner)

Prize #2 for a copy of "free-motion Machine Quilting", by Don Linn:

Wiamy Quilts (#12)

Prize #3 for a copy of "Sophisticated Stitches", by Don Linn:

Lisa Dodson (Lisa Loves to Quilt)

Congratulations to the winner of the April Challenge. 
Don't forget that the main page for this event is http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/free-motion-quilt-challenge.html and it will be updated throughout this event, to provide a summary of current info and links.

Quilters of all levels can enter this challenge anytime. Take the Pledge by signing up.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations to the winners and thank you for hosting.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh my!!! I am having my morning tea...and to my surprise...I won #1 prize...this is wonderful!!! I am having such a great time with this FMQ Challenge...never mind the prize; thank you so very much.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winners and to all who are following along and learning so much from the awesome tutorials provided. A huge "thanks" to SewCalGal for pulling this all together and hosting such an educational site!

Ramona said...

Thanks sewcalgal for bringing together such awesome teachers!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to each of the winners! I feel like we're all winners with everything we're gaining from participating in this challenge. For those winning prizes, it's like putting the whipped cream and cherry on top of the sundae. Enjoy!

Can't Stop Stitchin said...
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Carrie P. said...

congrats to the winners.

Joanna said...

Congrats to the winners. Thanks SewCalGal and to the sponsors for the giveaway.

LindaB said...

Thanks very much for hosting this challenge!
Congrats to the winners!

Martha said...

Congratulations to all the winners of the fabulous prizes!! We are all winners in my book because of the great teachers we have, because of SewCalGal for hosting this, and because of all the participants of this awesome challenge. :^)