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Friday, December 20, 2013

Congratulations to the Raffle Winners - Quilter's Bee Giving Charity Fundraiser

My hope was to raise $3,000 to benefit the four charities showcased in the Quilter's Bee Giving Charity Fundraiser.  Funds were raised by SewCalGal selling advertisement space for 2014, help from generous sponsors that donated prizes for an online auction and raffle, as well as Marjorie Busby providing a 30% donation from the sale of her beautiful machine embroidery designs.  I'm delighted to share that with your help (that includes everyone from sponsors, PR Angels, to those that bought raffle tickets and/or bid on items in the auction), we collectively raised almost $4,000 for four great causes! 




Clearly, Quilter's Bee Giving people!  Bless you all!

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Thank you to everyone that bought raffle tickets.  This virtual raffle utilized a spreadsheet to track your donation and for every $1 you donated you were given a number.  Overall, there were 612 raffle tickets issued.


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And, for every $10 worth of raffle tickets that any individual purchased they were given a number for the Golden Raffle Ticket drawing. There were 60 Golden Raffle Tickets issued.
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For both the raffle and the golden ticket I used the random number generator to select the number for tickets in the raffle, as well as the golden ticket drawing.  If a winner wishes to decline their prize that winner's name will be placed into a special drawing of unclaimed prizes, until all prizes have happy winners.  I will be sending out emails to all the winners to see if they want to claim their prize, or pass.  And, as stated, any unclaimed prize will first have a 2nd round of winners drawn from those that have declined a prize and if they decline that prize their name will be placed back into the pool of all raffle ticket holders and that prize will have a name drawn from "all" of the raffle ticket holders, until such time that a happy winner wants to claim that prize.

Some prizes do have sponsors that will ship the prize directly to the respective winner.  Yet, many prize bundles SewCalGal will be shipping.  These prizes were bundled to fit in flat rate envelopes, flat rate medium or large size boxes for shipping in the US.  While winners of prizes that SewCalGal will be shipping do not need to reside in the US, regardless of the winner being in the US or Intl, the winner will be asked to pay for shipping.  While SewCalGal is an affiliate with a few businesses, to help earn funds for shipping giveaways, I do not have enough funds to cover shipping all the prizes in this contest.  Thanks for understanding and agreeing when you accept your prize you will pay for shipping costs.
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winner declines a prize, they will be in a pool for first choice on prizes that may be unclaimed.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners!  Again, I'll be sending out an email shortly, you are also welcome to send me an email if you see this post first.  I need you to confirm you want to claim your prize by emailing me with your mailing info.    I'd also like to know if any winner wishes to be recognized differently than my approach of using First Name, Last Initial (e.g. if you have a blog name/url that you'd like me to show and/or you'd prefer me to use last name or another option, just let me know).

 Email SewCalGal  
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Raffle PrizesWinners
Raffle Prize #1

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A copy of the new book "Simply Christmas", by Gail Pan Designs

SewCalGal will ship this prize to any winner WW, but for US winners it will be shipped inside of a priority flat rate envelope or in a regular large envelope book rate, depending on the winner's preference*

estimated value: $20
Sue A.
Raffle Prize #2

An ASF/ Beam N Read LED 3 Hands Free Travel Reading Light


SewCalGal will ship this prize to any winner WW, but for US winners this will be shipped inside of a priority flat rate envelope*

Estimated value: $20


Kathleen H.
Raffle Prize #3

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Island Batik donated this yummy bundle of eight half yard cuts.  They will also ship this prize directly to the lucky winner.  **US Only*

Estimated value: $48
Jocelyn P.

Raffle Prize #4

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Island Batik donated this yummy bundle of seven half yard cuts.  They will also ship this prize directly to the lucky winner.  **US Only*

Estimated Value:  $40
Kelly J.
Raffle Prize #5

A copy of Spotlight on Neutrals, by Pat Wys

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This prize will be shipped directly to the winner, compliments of the sponsor.. 
** US Only **


MSRP: $25


Becky M.
Raffle Prize #6

A copy of Knockout Neutrals, signed by the author.Pat Wys / Silver Thimble Quilt Shop


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This prize will be shipped directly to the winner, compliments of the sponsor.. 
** US Only **

MSRP: $25
Tina G.
Raffle Prize #7

Fat Quarter Shop

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One $50 gift certificate for one lucky winner anywhere in the world.
Rita G.
Raffle Prize #8

The Quilt Show

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One lucky winner will receive a six month membership to the TQS show.  Value $24.95 each.  Good for quilters world-wide.
Raewyn B.
Raffle Prize #9

Redex / UdderCream
FALL JAR TUBE NEW

The sponsor of this prize will ship this prize directly to the winner, compliments of the sponsor.  
US Only.
 Janet F.
Raffle Prize #10

Quilt Kit Market
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One $45 gift certificate for one lucky winner, anywhere in the world
Janet M.
Raffle Prize #11

Landauer Publishing

For the Love of Dogs & For the Love of Cats Books. (retail value of $46.90)
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Landauer Publishing will ship this prize directly to the winner.  US Only.

Carol S.
Raffle Prize #12

Landauer Publishing

Square-agonals® Cutting Guide Tapes + Simply Sensational Square-agonals Quilts Book + Square-agonals® 12 Easy Pieces Book. (retail value of $52.86)
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Landauer Publishing will ship this prize directly to the winner.  US Only.
Mary W.
Raffle Prize #13

raffle prize bundle #13
This give basket of quilty goodness includes: Petite Press portable mini iron by Dritz, 45 mm Rotary cutter by Dritz, mini organizer bag by Yazzi, a fabric bundle and notions donated by Inchworm Fabrics, a book "Becoming a Confident Quilter, by Elizabeth Dackson from Martingale, a book "Quilting with precuts and shortcutsby Terry Martin from Martingale, Printable Fabric Iron-On Printed Treasures from Dritz,  a pattern from SuzGuz Designs, ten spools of Isacord Thread donated by Kelly Jackson (I Have A Notion), and other notions from Dritz.

Estimated value of this bundle:  $280+  

SewCalGal will ship this prize to any winner WW, but for US Winners it will be shipped in a medium size flat rate box.*
Janet M
Raffle Prize #14

raffle prize bundle #14
This give basket of quilty goodness includes: A Quilt Kit from InchWorm Fabrics, as well as patterns.  Book - "Sew Gifts! 25 Handmade Gift Ideas From Top Designers", by Martingale.   Book - "Farm Girl Quilts", by Tammy Johnson and Avis Shirer, published by Martingale.  Mini Organizer/craft bag and embellishments from Yazzi, pattern from SuzGuz Designs, a new Whimsy Stitches kit "So Deer" by Heidi Boyd.

Estimated value of this bundle:     $150

SewCalGal will ship this prize to any winner WW, but for US Winners it will be shipped in a medium size flat rate box.*
Rita G.
Raffle Prize #15

raffle prize bundle #15
This give basket of quilty goodness includes:
Book - "Quilts Made With Love" by Rachel Griffith, published by Martingale.   Book "Tis the Season", by Jeanne Large and Shelly Wicks published by Marttingale. Inkjet Printable Fabric Iron-On Printed Treasures from Dritz, a Petite Press portable mini iron from Dritz, notions from Dritz, a Large Multi-Functional Organizational Craft bag and embellishments from Yazzi, A charm pack of Moda fabrics donated by  InchWorm Fabrics.  And a pattern from SuzGuzDesigns. 

Estimated value of this bundle:     $140+

SewCalGal will ship this prize to any winner WW, but for US Winners it will be shipped in a medium size flat rate box.*
Kelly J.
Raffle Prize #16

raffle prize bundle #16
This give basket of quilty goodness includes:
Book - "Modern Basics II" by Amy Ellis, published by Martingale.   Book "Country Comforts", by Cheryl Wall published by Marttingale. Inkjet Printable Fabric Iron-On Printed Treasures from Dritz, a Petite Press portable mini iron from Dritz, A rotary cutter by dritz and other notions from Dritz, a bundle of fabrics and a quilt pattern donated by  InchWorm Fabrics.   

Estimated value of this bundle:     $150+

SewCalGal will ship this prize to any winner WW, but for US Winners it will be shipped in a medium size flat rate box.*
Brenda H.
Raffle Prize #17


raffle prize bundle #17
This give basket of quilty goodness includes:
Book - "A Cut Above" by Gerri Robinson, published by Martingale.    A Petite Press portable mini iron from Dritz, and other notions from Dritz, a bundle of fabrics and a charm pack donated by  InchWorm Fabrics.  A Mini Organizer and embellishments from Yazzi.  A pattern from SuzGuz Designs. Book "American from the Heart, by Karey Bresenhan published by CT Publishing.  

Estimated value of this bundle:     $110+

SewCalGal will ship this prize to any winner WW, but for US Winners it will be shipped in a medium size flat rate box.*
Margaret B.
Raffle Prize #18
raffle prize bundle #18

This give basket of quilty goodness includes:
Book - "Simple Quilts From Me and My Sister Designs" by Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson, published by Martingale.    A Petite Press portable mini iron from Dritz, Inkjet Printable Fabric Iron-On Printed Treasures from Dritz and other notions from Dritz, a bundle of fabrics from InchWorm Fabrics.  A Mini Organizer and embellishments from Yazzi.  A pattern from SuzGuz Designs. A pattern from Schlosser Designs.  Book "S is for Scraps 18 Great Quilts', by Gayle Bong and published by Martingale.  A bag with a "You Know You're A Quilter If..." printed on it, from Websites for Quilters.

Estimated value of this bundle:     $140+

SewCalGal will ship this prize to any winner WW, but for US Winners it will be shipped in a medium size flat rate box.*

Dana G.
Raffle Prize #19


raffle prize bundle #19
This give basket of quilty goodness includes:
Book - "Strip-Smart Quilts II" by Kathy Brown published by Martingale.    A Petite Press portable mini iron from Dritz, Inkjet Printable Fabric Iron-On Printed Treasures from Dritz and other notions from Dritz, a charm pack and pattern from InchWorm Fabrics.  A Mini Organizer and embellishments from Yazzi.  A pattern from SuzGuz Designs. A pattern from Schlosser Designs.  Book "Another Season of Beautiful Blooms', by Susan Taylor Propst and published by Martingale.   Book "Americaa from the Heart', by Karey Bresenhan and published by CT Publishing

Estimated value of this bundle:     $140+

SewCalGal will ship this prize to any winner WW, but for US Winners it will be shipped in a medium size flat rate box.*
Patricia 
Raffle Prize #20


raffle prize bundle #20
This give basket of quilty goodness includes:
A Beam N Read Personal Light LED 6. A large multi-function Organizer and embellishments from Yazzi.  A fabric bundle from Inchworm Fabrics.

Estimated value of this bundle:     $65

SewCalGal will ship this prize to any winner WW, but for US Winners it will be shipped in a medium size flat rate box.*
Sherrill P


Golden Ticket Prize Bundle
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This Golden Ticket Prize Bundle of quilty goodness includes a fat quarter bundle (16) of  Kona Cotton from Robert Kaufman Fabrics, a mini-organiser craft bag from Yazzi, book - Scrap Quilting Strip by Strip, by Kim Bracket and Treasures from the '30's, by Nancy Mahoney, both from Martingale,  A Petite Press iron from Dritz, Iron-on Printed Treasures from Dritz, a Rotary Cutter from Dritz and many other notions from Dritz, as well as a Pattern from SuzGuz Designs, a pink "Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day January 25, 2014",  and more items too.  Estimated value of this bundle is: ~$200

Golden Ticket Gift Basket

Congratulations to the lucky winner of the Golden Ticket Prize Bundle:
Dana G.


Again you can  Email SewCalGal  email address copy to confirm you want to claim your prize, or to decline and help me speed up the process of finding a happy winner.

Thank you to everyone that helped with this fundraiser.  I couldn't have done it without your help.

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5 comments:

Tina said...

Woo Hoo Congratulations On The Funds Raised foFor Each Of The Charities And To Each Of The Winners Of The Raffle.

Quiltingranny said...

What a blessing you are and what a great Christmas gift for those that one!

Dana Gaffney said...

You did good! It's so nice to see a goal surpassed, smile and enjoy the glow for a few minutes. :)

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

Congratulations to all the winners & wonderful to see the goal surpassed. Have a super day!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

How exciting! Congrats to all the winners :)

I'm very impressed with the fundraising goal being met and passed...wonderful!

Smiles,
Kelly