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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

2013 Golden Quilter Awards - Nominations

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!  This post has now been updated to reflect all of the nominees for the 2013 Golden Quilter Awards. Congratulations to all of the nominees as you are recognized by quilters from around the world, who appreciate what you have done to help make our world of quilting so wonderful.

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 volunteer to be part of the nominating committee 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).

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

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PR Angels are appreciated for helping to increase awareness that every quilter world-wide is invited to submit nominations.  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!   SewCalGal also hopes PR Angels will notify SewCalGal if they see a nomination that does not follow the rules.

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Jean(ie) said...

I added my two nominations. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to add our favorites!

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Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What a nice way to thank these people

kay said...

I'm not very computer savvy. Tried to make 3 nominations last night, entered their name and website and my email, had no photos to add. Nominees not there. HELP!

Nina Marie said...

Its easy to upload a picture - find a picture of the person on their site - right click your mouse over the image - click copy image's location - then when you link up - there is an option for web URL - right click paste - the location will be pasted and picture should show up!

Nanbon44 said...

added some of my favorites.... hope they win,

good luck to all the nominees

CindyB said...

I have read the page three times, read the tutorial and still can't figure out what to do. Too jumbled up and confusing for me to nominate. Good luck to all the nominees that have been listed.

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Patty said...

Nominated several across different categories. It was fun and I like how the pictures show up!

Mary Ann said...

I nominated several and was very happy to see several others that I would have nominated myself, had they not already been there. Congratulations to all the nominees!

Susan Entwistle said...

I added a bunch of my favorites. Enjoying the nominees posted by others.

Kimberly said...

I nominated my favorite quilt shop in Melbourne, Florida, Quilts and Lace. The husband and wife team run the store and are both absolutely adoreable. Good luck to Allan and Aira.
Love Kimberly Simmons

Kimberly said...

I added my favorite Quilts and Lace Quilt Shop in Melbourne, Florida. We'll see what happens and also Hancock Fabrics in Paducah as online quilt store. Goodluck nominees!
Kimberly in Melbourne, FL

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Becky said...

Thank you for again sponsoring the Golden Quilter Awards! I witnessed the joy of a designer and shop owner in being nominated last year. These awards are appreciated by all who are nominated. Again, thank you!

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Thanks for the opportunity to nominate some of our favorites!

Nonnie said...

Well as usual I read the rules AFTER I linked up so I anticipate that one of my nominations will be removed. Problem is I get more quilting done to the quilting podcast and video teacher non professionals than I do to the PROFESSIONALS. They make the process seem like... I CAN DO IT TO... I think it might be a new category for you... WHO INSPIRES YOU THE MOST IN YOUR QUILTING...and open it up to non professional / hobby-ist who actually inspire quilting.... JUST MY OPINION. Sorry I broke the rules.... NONNIE

Jocelyn said...

I always enjoy these awards. So many talented quilters. I was going to nominate Lynette Jensen for the Lifetime Achievement award, but I see that she has closed her website. So I did not know if she would qualify. Thanks for all of your hard work.

Nanbon44 said...

my votes are in, except for physical quilt store as the nominees are not showing..