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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Winner of the 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge - May's challenge


I hope everyone participating in the 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge is having fun learning and improving their FMQ skills. For those that may be reading this post and not participating, I want to share that everyone is welcome to join this challenge anytime.  It is all about free-motion quilting on a home/domestic sewing machine, getting introduced to a number of FMQ Experts, FMQ designs, as well as learning about products appropriate for those interested in FMQ.

Before I announce the winners of the May FMQ Challenge, where Leah Day shared an amazing free-motion quilting tutorial, along with many wonderful  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 May  Challenge.

Each month, one lucky winner will receive a special bundle of prizes.  For the May  challenge, the winner will receive a bundle that includes:
a sample pack of 5 Aurifil threads

A SewSlip mat
Revolving Sewslip images

A Pair of MACHINGERS Quilting Gloves
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.

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 an email to winner  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 winner of the May  FMQ Challenge was randomly selected based on those that completed the challenge in the month the tutorial was released.   There were 171 entries for this challenge.  The winner of the bundle prize is:
Daniela Hudson (Fresh Off the Spool)

Congratulations to Daniela!

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.

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Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations to the winner and thank you for hosting.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

congratulations to the winner!!!! It was another great month...thanks Darlene and Julie.

Carrie P. said...

Congrats to Daniela!

Ray and Jeanne said...

Congratulations Daniela!!!!! ~Jeanne

Danielle Hudson said...

Oh YAY! I won! Thank you so much! So exciting!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Daniella!

Joanna said...

Congratulations to Daniella. What great gifts you've won. Thanks to the sponsors and SewCalGal. I'm busy today working on the June challenge. Those straight lines in the squares look easier than they are.

Joan said...

Congratulations Daniela - you are one lucky gal :)