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Monday, February 11, 2013

2013 Golden Quilter Awards - Voting

Golden Quilter Awards 2013


Quilters from all over the world were  invited to recognize those in the quilting business by nominating them for 12 categories of Golden Quilter Awards, as appropriate.  Nominations are now closed!   Congratulations to all of the nominees as you are recognized by quilters from around the world, for your contributions to the world of quilting.  Thank you!


Sponsors of the
2013 Golden Quilters Awards:

The Fat Quarter ShopSew Fun Quilts, Kelly Jackson (I Have A Notion), CT Publishing, Aurifil, Bonnie K. Hunter (Quiltville), Udder Cream ,  Martingale and Fabrics N Quilts.


Sponsors have generously donated wonderful prizes.  And, those that vote are automatically entered to win Quilters Awards Party to celebrate the ultimate 2013 Golden Quilter Award winners prizes (so are PR Angels, nominating committee members, as well as those that come to the Golden Quilter Awards Ceremony, on March lst, will be entered to win prizes in the giveaway party, at the end of this event.  For a complete list of prizes, please read the main page for this event which you can find as a tab labeled "Golden Quilter Awards".

Every year, there are some core categories of the Golden Quilter Awards (e.g. Best Teacher, Best Quilt Store, Best Author, Lifetime Achievement Award, etc) and some new categories.  This year, there are twelve categories of awards for those in the business.


  1. Best Quilt Designer
  2. Best Fabric Designer
  3. Best Quilt Book Author
  4. Best Teacher/Instructor
  5. Best Quilt Store (physical)
  6. Best Quilt Store (online)
  7. Most Innovative Product (software)
  8. Best New Product Introduced in 2012 (physical)
  9. Best New Product Introduced in 2012 (software)
  10. Best Quilt Book Published in 2012
  11. Lifetime Achievement Award




While we do not have a Hall of Fame, all of the winners of previous Golden Quilter Awards are recognized on the main page for this event. This main page, which is labeled "Golden Quilter Awards" will also be updated throughout this event to share current links to appropriate posts.  SewCalGal encourage everyone to check this page periodically, to keep current on this event.   SewCalGal will also send out email reminders to those that have signed up for optional email updates (sign up on the right hand column).







Everyone is invited to vote.  Simply scroll down and look at all of the nominees for each category.  Click the star symbol/vote button vote button, underneath the nominee you wish to vote for.  After you've submitted your votes for one or all of the categories, scroll down and use the rafflecopter form to log which categories you voted for, to be get entries to win prizes that will be given out after the Golden Quilter Awards Ceremony.





Best Quilt Designer








 
Best Fabric Designer






Best Quilt Book Author






Best Teacher/Instructor








Best Quilt Store (physical)






Best Quilt Store (online)






Most Innovative Product (physical)






Most Innovative Product (software)






Best New Product Introduced in 2012 (physical)






Best New Product Introduced in 2012 (software)




 

Best Quilt Book Published in 2012







Lifetime Achievement Award









Please use this Rafflecopter form to log your votes, to be entered to win prizes for voting.


PR Angels are appreciated for helping to increase awareness that every quilter world-wide is invited to vote for their favorite nominees.  Please be sure to read the PR notice on this event, for more info appropriate to PR Angels, as SewCalGal appreciates PR Angels very much!


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Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

is your category Best Quilt Shop Physical set up right? I just seem peoples names not shops

SewCalGal said...

Thanks Karen - fixed it.

Lori said...

FYI ... there are two Quilt Asylum's posted for the best brick and mortar quilt shop. They are actually the same shop, its one of my favorite local quilt shops!

Jean(ie) said...

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to nominate and vote for our favorites! I can't wait to hear the results!

Thank you!

Lis Martion said...

Good luck every one, you are all amazing in your own way...

Always In Stitches said...

This was very hard to make decisions. Everyone is one of my "rock stars"

SewCalGal said...

Thanks Lori. I removed the duplicate Quilt Aslyum.

jennyg said...

Hi I couldn't vote on 4 groups as there wasn't a star underneath, fabric designer , lifetime achievement, best software & best product.

Snuggly Monkey said...

Just voted, now off to check out some of the online quilt shops & books I had never heard of before! Congrats to all the nominees!

BRD Girl said...

Congratulations to all the nominees....and a BIG thank YOU (SewCalGal) for all the hard work putting this together! I appreciate the hyperlinks to all the nominee websites...can't wait to do a little exploring!

Karen Propes said...

Just voted, loved seeing my favorites listed. Congratulations to all the nominees! You touch the world with your ideas, techniques and how you share with us. Thanks so much to everyone nominated and those not nominated. We are what we are in quilting because of you. Thanks for sharing yourself and your skills to help hold the world together one stitch at a time.

Remnants and Relics said...

What fun. I haven't used all the online shops....yet.....but Kudos to Missouri Star. They are delightful to deal with and Jenny Doan's tutorials are fabulous.

Lorraine said...

So many talented members of the quilt community! Congratulations on your nominations!!

Laura said...

I love all of these bloggers and teachers and I am proud to follow most of them. Congratulations on a great year, everyone! Hooray for modern quilting!

Anonymous said...

What a great competition. So many wonderful people, places and items. I wish I could vote for them all.
Good Luck everyone :)

Sandy Fields said...

Congratulations to all the nominees. You are ALL winners!

Butterfly said...

Some great choices.

Difficult to pick one for most categories.

Lee

Ani said...

Wow! So fun to see all these designers and artists on one page! Fun! All are winners!! So hard to choose just one from the categories.

MICHELLE said...

Congratulations to all of the nominees and best of luck!

Lynmar said...

Tried to cast votes, there was no star just a number, is there another way to vote.

Cottage Rose said...

Congratulations to all the nominees best of luck to all... it was hard to choose....


Alaura

Donna said...

Congrats to all the nominees they are all achievers and loved! Much appreciation to all their hard work and Good Luck!

Marie Atkinson said...

Congrats to all for being nominated. Best Wishes!

Deborah DeBerry said...

Congratulations to all the nominees, all are winners!!!

Cindy Dickinson said...

Fun! Congrats to all, but especially Pat Sloan!

Tina said...

Thank You For Opportunity to Vote. Hard To Vote For One In Some Of The Categories.

Quilting_Chris said...

I know this is a huge effort each year and wanted to say thank you for doing it and all the information you share. Thanks to your sponsors, also.

Debbie said...

Hard to chose just one in some categories....as a quilter I owe so much to the nominees. So congratulations to each and every one of them for sharing with us.
Big hugs and thanks to SewCalGal for all the effort to put this together.

Eileen said...

Thank you for doing this each year for these quilters, and thank you for having the giveaway.

Beth Strand said...

What a wonderful array of otpions! Thanks for hosting this! pbstrand@msn.com

Tami C said...

Thanks for doing this for the quilting world. Thanks also for all the giveaways!

Mary W Quilts said...

Congratulations to all who are nominated. Great inspiration.

mascanlon said...

So hard to choose in many of these categories. But everyone nominated provides inspiration to the quilting community. Congratulations.

Jackie said...

Congratulations to all the nominees!!!

Lois said...

Congratulations on all the nominees. I look forward to the outcome.

Deborah said...

Congratulations to all the nominees. Thanks for your contributions to quilting.

starquilter said...

Congratulations to all the nominees, you are all winners to me. You have helped me learn a lot through the years and I thank you for being so generous by sharing your knowledge.
Good luck

banjo795 said...

Thanks for the chance to express my opinions for these categories. There are so many excellent choices in each category that it's hard to choose!

Polly said...

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to nominate and vote for our favorites! I can't wait to hear the results!

Gloria said...

Congrats to all the nominees! It was great fun voting.. lots of tough choices. Lots of inspiring people!

roccagal said...

fabulous contest! you made great nominations!

teachpany said...

Congratulations to the Nominees! Sewcal Gal, you did a wonderful job with the polling and voting this year. Outstanding way to do this! I'm sure you worked hours, and I hope all the nominees and winners, as well as voters, appreciate your effort. You deserve your own award for doing this! Super job! Thanks.

Ariane said...

Congratulations to all who were nominated!!

Jackie said...

Congrats to all - wish I could vote for more than just one!

Ned's Place said...

I look forward each year to the Golden quilter awards. I always enjoy finding/reading/website hopping to see the nominees and products new and old and even finding new teacher/designer/product/shop I haven't heard about . Thank You So Cal

crazy quilter said...

Thank for the opportunity to vote ! Get the word. Out so everyone can vote

Jo said...

Wow some really hard decisions there. To everyone who was nominated congrats!

Julietta Del Arco said...

Congratulations to all the nominees and Good luck to everyone! This is the first time I voted for the Golden Quilter Award and I think it is a great way to appreciate all these wonderful quilters!

Mary Ellen said...

This is a great idea. Thanks for letting us have our "say-so".

Carolyn said...

Congratulations to everyone!

Quilting in the South said...

I just voted....looking forward to see the which ones get the highest votes.

Dayquilt said...

Terry Atkinson wasn't nominated for best quilt designer? Has she been nominated previously?

Roberta said...

Fabulous list

Roberta said...

Fabulous list

Jackie said...

congratulations to the nominees and good luck!

Pat O said...

Congrats to all the nominees ... you are all winners. This was a tough thing to do .... just pick ONE in each category! Thanks for the opportunity to voice our opinions.

Kim Lapacek said...

congrats to all the nominees! It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces in the awards! What fun!

RockyHolic said...

Congratulations to all of the nominees, well deserved and much continued success to you all! Thank you for your part in making my quilting dreams come true!

Lynda said...

glad to see some modern quilters and the pacific northwest represented

JoyceLM said...

Congratulations to everyone nominated. You inspire me.

HelenMarie said...

Congratulations to all the nominees! you are all winners!

ItsNurseJessi said...

All of the wonderful nominees are so inspiring! Thank you all for all you do to better our "community!"

Lisa Shenk said...

Very, very hard to make choices, they are all great!

Cecilia said...

Congratulations to all of the nominees. It was hard to make choices. Thank you SewCalGal for all of your hard work.

Lisa Cox said...

Congratulations, everyone! It was a hard decision on who to vote for on all of them. But even though everyone can't be number 1, it's a huge accomplishment just to be nominated.

Sandy D said...

Congratulations to everyone on their nominations.It was a tough choice on the categories I felt qualified to vote on.

Janet said...

Fantastic competition, congratulations to all the nominees, and good luck to everyone

Janet said...

Fantastic competition, congratulations to all the nominees, and good luck to everyone

Renate said...

Congratulations to all of the nominees this year! Best of luck!

Kathi Kraftyzales said...

Congrats to all who make my quilting world possible.

Susan Entwistle said...

Congrats to the nominees. I see a shop nominated in Melbourne, FL that I wasn't aware even existed, so I'm excited to visit my in-laws now to check it out. Thanks for the great Awards Show.

Christine said...

Congrats to all who make the quilting community the best! Good luck!

Quilting Babcia said...

Congratulations to all the nominees and thanks to SewCalGal for this opportunity to vote for our favorites.

Lesauri said...

Good Luck to all!

Ana said...

Great nominee's.

Melissa James said...

So many wonderful and inspirational teachers out there that I couldn't pick just one, I wanted to pick them all!

Malini said...

Congratulations to all the nominees for such dedication to our quilting world. You make it special.

phyllis said...

Thanks for putting this together. It is right to honor these outstanding contributors to our field.
Phyllis

Mama Pea said...

This is always fun, and it's so great that you recognize people in this way.

Tamie said...

Congratulations to all the deserving nominees.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Obrigada Gal Sew Cal,se você não existisse,teria que ser inventada.Aos candidatos um MUITO OBRIGADA GRANDE.Aprendo muito com todos vocês.Bençãos a todos.

Dar said...

Congratulations to all the nominees this year. Everyone one of you are winners even if you don't get the most votes. It's an honor to have taken classes, bought your books and learned from you. Thanks also to the sponsors for such a fun contest.

janice said...

I voted for my favorites, but I think all do great work

janice said...

I voted for my favorites, but I think all do great work

Sewgirl said...

Thanks for all the work that goes into not only this current post, but all you do. You're the real winner!

CieAngel said...

Wow what a neat thing to be able to Vote for everything. Thanks.

Kathy MacKie said...

Best of luck to everyone, you are all winners.

Marilyn said...

I have really enjoyed this...good luck to all.

Anonymous said...

Thinking for most quilter's, the BEST quilt shop tends to be the one they shop at near enough their home they can get there easily, feel comfy and know the stock.

ZI do like the chance of voting for my favorite teacher, author, etc.

Lynn W. said...

Some of those are hard decisions to make. Now to wait for the final tally! Thanks SewCalGirl.

JaneB said...

It was so hard to make choices in these categories. Good luck an congratulations to all of the nominees. What a great community of designers and teachers.

Mindy Wall said...

Congrats to all the nominee's. I wish that everyone could win.

Tammy Christiansen said...

It will be interesting to see who wins. Thanks for putting this all together!

Farm Quilter said...

Every nominee is a winner! Congratulations to everyone on this list of incredible quilters, designers, products, and stores!!! The cream of the crop for sure!!!

Tammy Liddell said...

Congrats to everyone that was nominated.

Hildy Schwarz said...

Congrats to all the nominees. You have taken quilting to a new level.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations to all the nominees - what a wonderful tribute to the quilting community!

Margie said...

Good luck to each of you. Your all amazing

Merry Gay Lape said...

I just voted and now I can't wait to see who won. Congratulations to everybody because you are all winners.

Little Busy Bee said...


Congratulations to all the nominees and thanks to SewCalGal for this opportunity to vote for our favorites, it's a wonderful tribute to the quilting community.

Terry said...

Congratulations to all involved> Sponsors orginizers and nominees

christineschoon said...

Lifetime achievement award is the hardest category to choose just one person. In my opinion, everyone listed here deserves this award!! Each and every one of them contributed so much to quilting as we do it nowadays!!
Good luck everyone!

Eva Porcello said...

Happy to be able to cast my vote. Good luck to all!

VickiT said...

It's very tough to choose just one in many of the categories. All those people nominated are all winners in my mind because each does so much to pass on their love of quilting to us all. Congratulations to all of those who have been nominated! You're all winners. Good luck to each of you.

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

fun fun! Congratulations to all........
Tisha

Wendy said...

congratulations to the nominees! It's such a shame I missed out on the nominating as my favourite fabric designers weren't in that category.

Ruth said...

It was hard to pick between such wonderful candidates! But I voted for my favorites and hope they win. Congratulations to all the nominees!

diane said...

Wow with all the talent and great choices it was tough. We are so fortunate to have all this wealth of quilting information, classes, shops, books and best of all the people who do all this!

van alles wat said...

Congratulations to all the nominees!
You all inspire us in your own way.
thanks.
Nella

Dana Gaffney said...

Done, I like seeing the way the votes are going, there are a few surprises I found interesting, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all of the nominees! Had a great time voting!

Sharon said...

Wow this year it was really hard there is so much happening in the quilting world. SewCalGal thanks so much for all your hard work in putting this together. Congratulations to all the nominees because it was so hard in a few categories to vote for just one, you are all winners. Thanks so much for your dedication in keeping this wonderful art that we love up with the times.

katiesmimi said...

THere are so many wonderful quilters on here it is hard to choose. In My opinion they are all winners.

When I chose the Most Innovative Product (software)category, it didn't appear to register my vote?

Yvette said...

Very hard to choose! All wonderful nominees.

merrilyIsew said...

Congratulations to all the nominees. And Thank You to Sew Cal Gal for creating this award.

Rachel said...

Congrats to all! Great group of people and products!!

Sharon said...

Congrats to all the winners and all that were nominated. Such a great group of nominees.

Ellen said...

What fun to see all the nominees! Thanks for creating this event during "Award Season"!

snausages22 said...

Thank you, this was a lot of fun!
Jacqueline

Marsha Black said...

First time I have ever voted. Thanks.

Celeste said...

First time I've voted in this, also. Lots of fun! Good luck to all the entrants!

Jennifer said...

A wonderful group of nominees--congratulations!

krisgray said...

wow! What a group os great nominees - good luck!

Sandy said...

Thank you for all the hard work in putting this together!

Katie said...

all these marvelous people and products -- soem catagories were much harder than others.

Linda E in AZ said...

Everyone is deserving an award, too bad we can't give them all one.
thanks!

Lori said...

This was fun. Thank you for giving us a way to nominate and select our faborites. Though every single person deserves recognition. They have all worked hard. They are all very different which makes voting for just one difficult.

Marlene said...

Parabéns a todos os indicados para os premios, todos são merecedores. Eu escolhi meus favoritos e desejo boa sorte a eles.
Amo o trabalho de Pat Sloan, boa sorte pra ela.

free indeed said...

We have such a rich and talented crew of nominees, each having contributed much to the world of quilting. We've profited so much from their talent and inspiration. THank you one and all!

Exuberant Color said...

Thanks for the opportunity to honor our favorites.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

SO hard to decide on some of these!!

Pat S. said...

This is a wonderful way to acknowledge our mentors. Congrats to all for being nominated, and good luck!

Marjorie Nath said...

Thank you for this introduction to some new (to me) quilting people. You've given me new people to goggle and learn more about. It's nice to see so many talented people in one place.
thelady at hotmail.com

Mary said...

Great group of "Quilty" ladies. Thank you for the chance to vote for our favorite. Good luck to all!

Dee said...

congratulations to a wonderful group of ladies:)

Pat Merkle said...

Awesome job putting this all together!

qwilltr said...

Congrats to all! What a great way to recognize some great talents!

Wendy Scott said...

It was hard to choose. Thank you to all the designers!!! Congratulations to all.

Sherrie W said...

It was hard to choose. So many great options! It took forever though, it would have been better to log all the votes and only refresh at the end instead of after each vote. Also some ovtes like the best product would not register. It took about three trys.
Good luck, everyone!

ratama said...

Wow, the choice is difficult! So much great people!

Daisy said...

Lots of great competition this year as always. Appreciate the chance to vote. Daisy

Judy Brennan said...

Thanks for the opportunity to vote! There are so many great books, instructors, notions, etc. Some categories were most difficult to select from. Thanks.

mjb said...

Interesting nominees! Glad to vote.

BizyStitches said...

Congrats to all nominated. It was very hard to just pick one in many of the catagories. THanks for letting me vote.

lil said...

voting done, may the best win

Marlene said...

It is thrilling to me to see so many talented and inspiring quilters and products. Our art has such excellence!

AddieNCE said...

Good luck to all the nominees!

bevjmo said...

I LOVE all things Moda! High quality, trendy and classical, vivid colors, and just plain FUN!!!!

bevjmo said...

Huge congrats to all nominees! You are all winners!

quiltyVal said...

I enjoyed the voting - seeing old faves and learning about new teachers, designers, products! Thanks!

Janet said...

Congratulations to all the nominees - what an amazing group of quilters!

Ellyn said...

Congrats to all of you! so hard to choose. (Except quilt store, that one was easy! YAY The Quilt Asylum! Love you guys)

Pat L said...

Great contest, liked seeing all the faces that go with the names.

Claudia said...

love them all. Who said quilting was a passing fad???

Kathy ~~~ said...

Oh my goodness that was tough! Good luck everyone!

Muttmomkay said...

Congratulations to everyone nominated. I had a lot of fun voting, and it really is a thrill to be nominated even if you don't get the most votes, really!!!

Betty said...

There are lots of talented quilters represented here. Very difficult to narrow down to one in some categories!

lefuntz said...

Wish I could actually visit all the shops nominated. Love Cozy! Good luck to all the nominees.

Patricia said...

It's fun to see how the voting goes. Thanks for doing this.

JustPam said...

So much talent-they all deserve to win!

Anonymous said...

Great idea. I look forward to seeing how the voting changes between early returns and toward the end.

Mommarock said...

So many wonderful choices, at times it was really hard to choose!! Best of luck to all the nominees.

Ellsie320 said...

I may not have known all the web sites and products, but I've copied all the info, and I'm about to start my exploration. Thanks for collecting all this info for us.

Becky said...

Thanks again for these wonderful recognition awards for quilters!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Congrats to all the nominees!

Lisa said...

Would it be possible to put the nominees in alphabetical order? It would seem a bit more fair. Thanks!

Jan said...

This was fun, Darlene. Great job!

KnitnQuilt said...

It was so hard to pick a lifetime award quilter. I wanted to vote for more than one person

Unknown said...

Difficult choices on most of the categories.

Carol J said...

Congrats to everyone for their having been nominated - it is such an achievement for you all to be here. It just makes our job that much harder to have to pick only one in each category! Good luck to you all!!

Anonymous said...

Great fun, All deserve to win so the choices in voting was difficult, many times I wanted to vote for more than just one!

Patty D from NC said...

congrats to all - what fun it was to vote although some really tough choices.

Christine Slaughter said...

Congratulations to all the nominees! Voting was tough, because you're all so great!!

Stevii said...

It is like the who's who of the quilt world! impressive list!

Rebecca Grace said...

Wow -- exceptnfor the LQS category, I was surprised by how many contenders for prizes were familiar names, faces, and products I can't live without (or that I'm lusting after and plotting to purchase ASAP). Voting for my favorites was fun, AND you have piqued my curiosity about a few online fabric shops and products that I wasn't aware of before. Thanks for putting this together and good luck to all of the nominees!

Jane said...

All the nominees are winners, IMHO :)
Thank you!

Lesley said...

What a wonderful opportunity to see the best in the quilt world!

Donna Hill said...

This is a such a tremendous group of talent! It was hard to pick a winner!

Sarah or Semmy said...

Thank you for the chance to vote for my favorite quilting people and products. All those nominated deserve an award. Too bad they can't all win .

barefootT said...

congrats to Y'all... very hard to pick one in some categories

Anonymous said...

So much fun! Good luck to all!

Lynnette said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see the results.

quiltmom said...

It a wonderful set of nominees and some very difficult decisions to make. It was also interesting to see some products, and persons on the list that I had not seen before- quilting is an every growing changing passion. There is always something new to learn. Thanks for hosting such wonderful awards.
Regards from Canada,
Anna

Beth said...

So many worthy candidates. Congratulations to everyone nominated, as that is recognition in itself from the quilting community who appreciates you.

Sarah said...

Congratulations to everyone nominated!

QuiltSue said...

Some of these categories were really hard to decide on, there are so many great nominations.

Debbie B Sam said...

Some were so hard! Thanks....I've "met" some new people thru the nominations.

ozone3 said...

Thank You For Opportunity to Vote. Hard To Vote For One In Some Of The Categories

Terry said...

Was hard to pick for some of these!!!!!

joanold said...

Congratulations to all of the nominnees. What a talented lot you all are!

Linda said...

So many hard decisions to make. Your all equally talented in what you do! Good luck to all of you!

Flaun of I Plead Quilty! said...

What fabulous designers! It's so difficult to choose between all my favorites.

Patricia said...

Thank you so much for doing this each year. I love being able to vote for my favorites even if they aren't everyone elses.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to all the nominees -- tough to choose -- but it was a lot of fun to vote. Thanks for the opportunity.

Julie Beard said...

No matter who the real winner's are each and everyone of these people, objects or items covered in the voting sections do something to promote the wonderful world of quilting including no matter what form it takes. It takes all kinds of persons to promote this great art form plus all manner of tools too. No matter who you vote for they are all winners in my eyes. Congratualations everyone and everything! Happy Quilting Julie Beard

Cassie said...

It was hard to pick just one inmost categories...all of the choices are awesome and winners in their own right. Thanks for making this forum possible.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an impressive group of nominees. It was so hard to pick the "lifetime achievement award" that I was forced to use "eeny, meeny, miney, mo." All of them deserved it!

Kay M said...

It has already been said but it was hard to choose just one person in each category. What a talented group of people and what good tools and books to help us in our quest for new quilting techniques and projects.

Karen Pfeffer said...

Congratulations to all, good luck!

Barbara C said...

Great group of nominations! Good luck to everyone

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