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Friday, February 26, 2010

Golden Quilter Awards - Vote for your favorite Nominees

"Nominations" are now closed and voting is open for the Golden Quilter Awards' Voting & Giveaway.  You can now vote for your favorite nominatees in the Golden Quilter Awards.   Votes for the winners will be accepted via email to SewCalGal or posting comments on this blog, whereby votes include one name per category of the Golden Quilter Awards.  Votes will need to be submitted to SewCalGal by Sunday, March 21st.  Winners of the Golden Quilter Awards will be announced on Monday, March 22nd! 

Thank you to everyone that took time to submit "nominations" in February.  Keep in mind that nominating someone is a separate step in the Golden Quilter Awards than voting.  You may actually prefer to vote for another nominee, than the one you may have originally nominated.

Drum Roll........Nominations for the Golden Quilter Awards 2010 include:

1) Nominees for Best Designer:
Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs  Bunny Tales
Art To Heart
Bonnie K. Hunter
Bonnie McCaffery
Carol Doak
Deb Karasik
Elaine Waldschmitt, of The Quilted Closet
Eleanor Burns, of Quilt In A Day
Indygo Junction
Janet Mednick
Jaybird quilts
Jinny Beyer
Joanna Figueroa, of Fig Tree Quilts
JoAnn Mullaly
Jo Morton
Judy Laquidara
Kaffe Fasset
Karen Brow (Java House Quilts)
Karen Cunagin
Kay Mackenzie of By Kay MacKenzie
Kelly Gallagher (JukeBox)
Lacey J. Hill  (Golden Thyme Designs)
Lisa More (Quilts With A Twist)
Lynette Jensen (Thimbleberries)
Mark Lipinski
Mary Lou Weidman
Nancy Schwalm (Garden Path Designs)
Nina Lise Moen
Nora McMeeking (Bella Bella Quilts)
Pearl Periera (P3 Designs)
Patricia Pepe
Patrick Lose
Piece O Cake Designs
Sarah Fielke  (The Last Piece)
Sharyn Craig
Tracey Brookshier

2) Nominees for Best Teacher/Instructor:
Alex Anderson
Becky Goldsmith (Piece O' Cake)
Betty Alofs
Bonnie K. Hunter
Carol Kaplan
Carol Miller (Quilt University)
Carrie Nelson (Miss Rosie's Quilt Company)
Caryl Bryer Fallert
Dena Crain
Fons and Porter
Fran Gonzales
Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka's Treasures
Jan P. Krentz
Jane LaFazio
JoAnn Mullaly
Karen Cunagin
Lyn Mann
Mary Ellen Hopkins
Mary Jane Ehlich
Mary Tabar
Melinda Bula
Nora McMeeking (Bella Bella Quilts)
Pamela Allen
Pearl Pereira
Peggy Martin
Ricky Tims
Sharyn Craig
Wendy Matthson

3) Nominees for Best Author:
Angie Padilla
Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins (Piece O'Cake)
Bonnie K. Hunter
Dina Pappas
Elaine Waldschmitt, of The Quilted Closet
Eleanor Burns, of Quilt In A Day
Fran Iverson Gonzalez
Frieda Anderson
Jan Krentz
Jane Hardy Miller
Jennifer Chiaverini
JoAnn Mullaly
Jo Parrott
Kaffe Fasset
Karen Sievert
Kay Mackenzie of By Kay Mackenzie
Kim Brackett,
Laura Lee Fritz
Laurie J. Shifon
Lily Marie Amaru
Marie Bostwick
Mary Hickey
Mary Lou Weidman
Melinda Bula
Nancy J. Martin
Nora McMeeking (Bella Bella Quilts)
Sara Diepersloot
Sarah Fiekle
Sharyn Craig
Susan Taylor Propst

4) Nominees for Best Quilt Store (Physical)
Country Loft, La Mesa, CA
Cozy Quilt Shop, El Cajon, CA 
Eddie's Quilting Bee (Menlo Park, CA)
Keepsake Quilt Co., Center Harbor, NH
Luella's Quilt Basket, Redondo Beach, CA
Pine Needles Sewing Center,  Cedar Rapids, IA
Quilter's Paradise, Escondido, CA
Quilt In A Day, San Marcos, CA
Quilts & Sew Forth, Mentor, Ohio
Rosie's Calico Cupboard
Satin Moon, Victoria, BC
Temecula Quilt Co., Temecula, CA.

5) Nominees for Best Quilt Store (online)
Alderwood Quilts
Cozy Quilt Shop
Fabric Shack
Fat Quarter Shop
Fat Quarter World
Hawthorne Threads
I Have A Notion (IHAN)
Keepsake Quilting
Pink Chalk Fabrics
Prairie Moon Quilts, Macon, MO
Quilt In A Day
The Quilt Shoppe
This and That Fabrics

6) Nominees for Best Long Arm Quilter
Al Hutchins, Quilt Artistry Studio, Fayetteville,  N.C.
Brenda Whitt, Escondido, CA
Carla Barrell, Feathered Fibers,
Judy Madsen, Green Fairy Quilts, Saint George, Utah
Laurie Daniels, Fox Creek Quilting, San Diego, CA   (Nominated during the nomination cycle, but SewCalGal overlooked until 3/5/10)
Michaelanne Gephart,  Flossie's Quilting, San Diego, CA
Paula Reid, Batts in the Attic,  Palmdale, CA (Nominated, but not a long arm quilter)
Tammy Spencer, Quilting Things For You, Ontario, Canada
Vivian Love , Quilts With Love, Yorba Linda, Orange County, California

7) Nominees for Most Innovative new product (physical item)
ArtBin Storage products
Jelly Rolls
June Tailor Creative Ruler
Lacy Hills' Sizzling Cirlce Ruler
Martelli's Ergonomic Rotary Cutter
Quick Points Ruler
Quilter's Review - Cutter-And-Ruler Combo Is Safe And Easy
Quilt In A Day - Flying Geese Ruler
Simplicity Bias Tape Maker
Snapware storage products
Wrights' SideWinder Portable Bobbin Winder

8) Nominees for Most Innovated new product (software item)
Electric Quilt - EQ6
Electric Quilt - Quilt Design Wizard
Embird Software
Kaleidoscope Collections - Kreator 3

9) Nominees for Most influential person in the world of quilting to-date, aka "Lifetime Achievement".
Eleanor Burns
Pat at Silver Thimble Talk
Lorraine Millar (I will be sharing her story this coming week)
Alex Anderson
Bonnie Coleman
Nancy J. Martin

If you wish to participate in the Golden Quilters Awards Voting' March Giveaway, you can click here (link to be added later today) for more insight on this corresponding giveaway.  Points for those that participated in the Golden Quilters Awards "Nominations" Giveaway in February will automatically have their points entered in the Golden Quilters Awards Voting' March Giveaway.  Everyone can also pick up more points by "Voting" for their favorite nominee in each of the categories.  Additional points will be awarded for blogging about the Golden Quilters Awards Voting, posting a badge on your blog, and many additional ways to earn points.  They will be listed when the Golden Quilters Awards Voting March Giveaway is posted later today (http://sewcalgalcontestinfo.blogspot.com/ )

For more info on the Golden Quilter Award Nominations: http://tinyurl.com/ygqhayz

The winner of the Golden Quilters Awards Nomination February Giveaway  is  the Happy Cottage Quilter.

If you would like to read prior posts about the Golden Quilter Awards:   http://tinyurl.com/ykjmm4l

Again, you can email me your "votes" or post your "votes" in the comments section on this blog.  But votes need to be received by Sunday, March 21st to be counted as the winners will be announced on Monday, March 22nd..


Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

Thank you to whoever nominated me!

The Quilt Shoppe said...

Thank you for the nomination! What an honor!

Unknown said...

I'd like to vote for Deb Karasik. She is great. I taken several of her classes and love everything she had done!

deserae said...

I would like to vote for Fabric Shack. They have some great prices!

Traci said...

I vote for El Burns! She is the one that got me into quilting! I love her!

mamablitger said...

Hi Friends
My vote goes to Deb Karasik. Her designs are just stunning. Her choice of colors and the way she explains the construction of them in her books are just fabolous. Deb Karasik, please !! Cheers Monica .. Spain

judys said...

Satin Moon - very helpful to me when I had questions (I'm a very new quilter) Great Store!

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

I just found out I was nominated, thank you so much to the one who nominated me!

Jean said...

I vote for Eleanor Burns for Lifetime achievement,and EQ6 for software..I love everything EQ.
Hope I am voting correctly!

Jean said...

Satin Moon is an awesome quilt store...very nice fabrics and much inspiration.

NDQuilter said...

I vote Accu quilt Go. Love it!
Rhonda in ND

mamablitger said...

Hello Friends
My vote goes to Janet Mednick for the fantastic designs she has offered in the book she made together with Deb Karasik.
This is why I would love to vote for two persons / designers. They are both of a very high standard. They do offer quilters something extraordinary.
Deb and Janet.... or Janet and Deb.... ???
I hope it is possible to vote on my two favourite designers !!!
Cheers Monica

Unknown said...

I'd like to vote for Bonnie Hunter for quilt design - she has gorgeous designs. Also love her as an author.
Fabric Shack is my favorite Quilt store nominated and Electric Quilt 6 is pretty nifty.
Judi Butz

Unknown said...

I would like to vote for Bonnie Hunter as a top quilt designer and author. Her generocity is amazing.
Fabric Shack as top internet quilt store.
EQ6 also gets my vote

catedid said...

I would like to vote for The Quilt Shoppe as the best online shop. They are fantastic and I love reading their newsletter, so much information.

Eileen said...

Congratulations to all the nominees. I'm voting for The Quilt Shop for favorite online Quilt store.

mirose76 said...

Tough decisions, I would vote for:
Best Designer-
Joanna Figueroa, of Fig Tree Quilts
Best Teacher(s) -Fons & Porter
Best Author - Jennifer Chiaverini
Best online Quilt Shop - The Quilt Shoppe
Lifetime achievement - Eleanor Burns

alibobbles said...

category 1
nina lise moen

Anonymous said...

I would like to vote for Nina Lise Moen as Best Designer. Her designs are whimsical and cross cultural boundaries and always a pleasure to view.

Unknown said...

I vote for Nina Lise Moen.

Anonymous said...

I'd Like to Vote for:

Best Designer - Bunnhill designs.
The Best Online Quilt Store - The Quilt Shoppe

Mary Patterson said...

I would liike to vote for 'The Quilt Shoppe' for the best in 'Online Quilt Stores' category. Thanks.
Mary Patterson

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Count my vote for The Quilt Shoppe - Best online store!

Poppyprint said...

I'd like to vote for Nina Lise Moen, Best Designer and Kaffe Fasset, Best Author.

Pat said...

I vote for Bunny Hill Designs, Fons and Porter, Simplicity Bias Tape Maker, Electric Quilt EQ6 and Alex Anderson

Annieofbluegables said...

This is my first time to your site. I found it through the Quilt Shoppe
I am only voting for long-arm category, I didn't have time to look at all the rest. I vote for Feathered Fibers for several reasons. First your link took me to an example of her work. Second, she has a traditional look. But the person I looked for in the first place was not nominated. I would have voted for her in the first place, not because is a better or worse long-arm quilter, but because she she is so creative with her quilting. Her name is Natalia from Heber UT. here is the front of her quilt, which shows what the customer brought and what she did with it:
but what makes her work so amazing is how she treated the one color/piece back with color of thread and design as well which also made it a piece of art:
I am going to follow you on Google so I can get in on next year's nominations. Thanks for the fun site. Come visit me too. I am pretty much a beginner, and don't have a long-arm quilter, but am trying my hand at domestic machine quilting. All these wonderful quilting sites are very inspiring.
I have some new ones for best designer that I have been following for a while that will blow you away.

Julie said...

I'd love to vote -- Anne Sutton for Best Designer (I now live hand applique thanks to Anne); Carrie Nelson for Best Instructor (took 2 classes from her, she's fun and educational , Fat Quarter Shop for online shop (they have everything and superfast shipping; Al Hutchins for Best Longarmer (he even stitched a leather quilt) Innovative product - Quick Points Ruler - fast work of prairie points; EQ6 for software and Alex Anderson for Lifetime Achievement even tho I think she is still young! I've never been to the Temecula Quilt Shop but got great service when I called in an order - the shop looked good in the Sampler magazine. Hope to go there someday. . .This was fun! Happy Stitching everyone! Julie stchsluv@aol.com

Unknown said...

Carole Ann said Best Designer Jenny Beyer, Best Teacher Carol Miller, Best Author Eleanor Burns, Best Quilt Store Online The Quilt Shoppe, Best New Product AccuQuilt, Life Time Achievement Award Eleanor Burns. Thanks for the opportunity to let me vote.

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

1- Bunny Hill Designs
2- Pearl Pereira
3- Jennifer Chiaverini
4- Keepsake Quilting
5- Fat Quarter Shop
6- Judi Madsen-Green Fairy
7- ArtBin Storage Products
8- Inklingo
9- Eleanor Burns

Nice page, I will be coming back :)

Brenda said...

My favorite online shop is Alderwood Quilts. If Sue doesn't have something that you'd like, she will do her darndest to get it. If you want a special cut that's not shown on the web site, she'll do that for you, too. In other words, if she can meet your request, she will, no matter how goofy or how long the search for that item you know you saw somewhere!!

Carol Doak said...

Thank you for the nomination...I am humbled.
Carol Doak

Joanne Lendaro said...

I'm a follower of both blogs and here's my nominations:

Designer: Kaffe Fasset-love the bold brights
Teacher/Instr.: Bonnie Hunter
Author: Undecided
Quilt Store: N/A
On Line Quilt Store: IHAN
L.A.: Tammy Spencer Quilts with Love
New Product Physical: Jelly Rolls
New Product Software: EQ6
Lifetime Ach: Silver Thimble Talk

Thanks for the reminder!!! I've had this bookmarked since day one, almost forgot! Geez!!

Karen said...

1. Eleanor Burns
2. Alex Anderson
3. Eleanor Burns
5. Quilt in a Day
7. Eleanor Burns
9. Eleanor Burns

arlette said...

Hope I'm voting correctly, I'm voting for Jaybird quilts, teacher/ Instructor Carrie Nelson, Author: Jan Krentz, Best quilt store: Temecula Quilt Co.,Online Store I Have a Notion!, Best Long Arm Quilter: Judi Madsen/ Green Fairy Quilts, Most Innovative new product Quick Points Ruler, Most Innovated new product EQ6, Most influential person in the world of quilting: Pat at Silver Thimble Talk