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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Winners of the 2014 Make It A Handmade Christmas

SewCalGal was inspired by Cindy (SewCindy) who makes beautiful handmade Christmas gifts and decorations, throughout the year.  Her handmade projects are gifts of love and certainly treasured by the lucky recipients.  Wanting to promote making handmade items for Christmas, I hosted the monthly challenges.  It was fun to see what the participants made and many are ready to give a variety of handmade gifts for Christmas, as well as enjoy new decorations for the season. As this event is now over, today I'm delighted to announce all of the lucky winners of prizes generous donated by sponsors.

2014 Christmas Handmade Pledge
SewCalGal wants to recognize and thank our sponsors for this event, as they have generously donated wonderful prizes, many of which are also perfect for making Christmas items!  And, I'll be showcasing these projects throughout the year.  Here is the list of our sponsors for this event and I hope everyone will visit these sponsors, as they do have beautiful products and designs, that are perfect for making handmade gifts and decorations for the holidays:

While the majority of the winners were randomly selected, there were also special drawings for those that made the most handmade items in 2014, the largest item made, the most unusual, capturing the theme of the challenge, as well as free-motion quilting and #ChristmasGoodness.  And those winners are showcased below:

Here are a few highlights of some of the inspirational handmade gifts or decorations shared in this challenge, which you also click thru for tutorials, more photos and inspiration.

Connie (Freemotion by the River) shared a beautiful pillow that she made for a Christmas Gift, that uses inspirational threadplay and freemotion quilting.   Definitely worth clicking thru to her blog to see more photos, as well as checking out her creative blog.

Elaine (Summercrafter) shared a tutorial to make super cute stitched ornaments.


Shari (Sunshine in the Attic) shared a tutorial to make a super cute apron, which is a great Christmas gift, as well as decorative kitchen attire for the holidays.

Sharon (Vroomans Quilts) made oodles of fun gifts, but her plastic shopping bag holders just caught my eye for a fun and fast project to give a handmade gift that can be used throughout the year.  Plus, she shared a link to the tutorial on Moda Bakeshop to make these cute bags.

Stitchin Therapy made many handmade gifts, as well as decorations, but her quilted wallhangings have lovely freemotion quilting and I found absolutely inspirational, making it difficult to decide if I preferred her blue or red version.  You'll just have to visit her blog to see them both and decide for yourself, if you have a favorite.

Wont-to-be-a-quilter probably shared one of the largest projects.

It was also fun to see such a variety of handmade projects, as well as many beautiful items made with fabric.  You may recall the beautiful Christmas Tree earrings that Juanita (Catmama) made.  While she doesn't have a blog, she has provided the tutorial to me which I will share with you this week.

An email will be sent to notify the winners and have them claim their prize (prizes), as appropriate. For prizes that are not claimed within 3 days will have new winners selected.  If you see this announcement, before you receive my email to you, you can also email me email address copyand include the prize# for any prize (or prizes) you won that you want to claim.  If you won a physical item, please include your mailing info, as appropriate.

The total number of prizes were allocated to the monthly challenges, where winners were selected from each of the monthly events.  As stated in the rules for this challenge,the more challenges you entered the more chances you get to win prizes.  

Congratulations to all of the lucky winners:

Hoffman California Fabrics

This prize will be shipped compliments of SewCalGal, which will be open to US winners only..

Three Lucky winners will receive a bundle of Hoffman fabrics (one bundle per person).  One of these bundles will be awarded during the April Linky Party and the other two will be awarded at the end of the monthly challenges, when all of the prizes will be awarded.

Prize #1 
winner: Denise

Prize #2 
winner:  Sharon (Vrooman's Quilts)

Prize #3 
winner: Connie (Freemotion by the River)

 Fat Quarter Shop

This prize is open to WW quilters.

One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.

Prize #4 
winner: Lisa Marie
Timeless Treasures
This prize will be shipped compliments of SewCalGal, which will be open to US winners only.

One lucky winner will receive a  30-piece fat quarter bundle of Dream Basic  from Timeless Treasures.

Prize #5
winner:  Kearstie (KB's Quilting)

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These books will be shipped to the winner, postage compliments of SewCalGal.  **US Only ***.

One Lucky winner in the February Challenge will receive a copy of Kitchen Stitches.

kitchen stitches compiled by karen m. burns

Prize #6

winner: Sharon ( Vroomans Quilts)

 Here Comes Winter

Prize #7
winner: Lisa Marie

Geta's Quilting Studio

This prize is open WW.
Geta's Quilting Studio has donated a copy of her new Hexie Star Pattern (PDF format) to one lucky winner.


Prize #8
winner:  Beaquilter

Frivolous Necessity has donated two copies of her "Swirled Christmas Tree pattern (PDF format), one each two two lucky quilters anywhere in the world.

Prize #9 

winner: Connie (Freemotion by the River)
Prize #10

winner: Lisa Marie

Two Christmas theme table runner patterns (PDF format, one each for for two lucky quilters anywhere in the world. 

Enchanted Christmas Tree Table Runner 

Prize #11
winner: Sharon ( Vroomans Quilts)

Wonky Christmas Tree Table Runner

Prize #12
winner: Raewyn (Love to Stitch)

Classic Metal Company
Barn Quilts For Your Home

A set of six Barn Quilt Minis.  These are little 2x2-inch cuties to put on your Christmas tree, stuff in a stocking, give to a friend or keep for yourself.

Prize #13

Winner: Denise

Four lucky winners will win one of the following patterns:

Prize #14

winner: Elaine (Summercrafter)

Prize #15
winner: Denise

Prize #16
winner: Lisa Marie

Prize #17
winner: Barb (Bejeweled Quilts)

These prizes are open to quilters anywhere in the world.

Twenty Seven (27) patterns, all in digital format,  have been donated for prizes.  Two lucky winners for each pattern, as well as one lucky winner will receive a Grand Prize Bundle of all of these patterns:

Prize #18
winner: Pam (Threading My Way)

Prize #19
winner:  Elaine (Summercrafter)

Prize #20
winner: Ruth (Country Log Cabin)
Prize #21
winner: Tammy (Tammy's Craft Emporium)

Prize #22
winner: Lisa Marie

Prize #23
winner: Wont-to-be-a-quilter

Prize #24
winner: Lisa Marie
Prize #25
winner: Can't Stop Stitching

Prize #26
winner: Missy (Missy's Homemaking Adventures)
Prize #27
winner:Wont to be a quilter

Prize #28
winner: Stitchin Therapy
Prize #29
winner: Jean's Quilting Page

Prize #30
winner: Tone's Hobby Krok
Prize #31
winner: Kearstie (KB's Quilting)

Prize #32
winner: Juanita (CatMama)
Prize #33
winner: Shari (Sunshine in the Attic)

Grand Prize Bundle of all the above patterns

Prize #34

winner:  Sharon ( Vroomans Quilts)

These prizes are open to WW winners.

Four patterns, one each for Four different winners.  PDF format.

Snowflakes A Fallin

Prize #35
winner: Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures

Bundle Up

Prize #36

winner: Patty (A Stitch In Time)

Christmas Stitchery set (hand embroidery design)

Prize #37

winner:  Lisa Marie

Winter Stitchery set (hand embroidery design)

Prize #38

winner: Shari (Sunshine in the Attic)

These prizes are open to US only winners.

A complete kit and three copies of the following designs have been donated, one each for four winners. (printed copies)

Bridget Bag

Prize #39
winner: Kearstie (KB's Quilting)

Cappucino Bag
Prize #40
winner: Sharon (Vroomans Quilts)

Santa Bag Pattern

Prize #41
winner: Sandra (sandrascraftcorner)

Santa Bag Kit (includes pattern, fabric, buckle) PLUS Pattern bundle

Prize #42
winner: Beaquilter

These prizes are open to US/Canada winners only.

Two copies of four patterns, one each to eight winners.  These are printed patterns that will be mailed to the 8 lucky winners.

Winter Warmups

Prize #43

winner: Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures

Prize #44
winner:  Juanita (CatMama)

Cold Weather Friends

Prize #45

winner: Kymberly (Peas in a Pod Creations)
Prize #46
winner: Lisa Marie

Festive Fellow

Prize #47

winner: Kris (Meadowbrook)
Prize #48
winner: Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures


Prize #49

winner: Cheryl's Teapots 2 Quilting

Prize #50

winner:  Kearstie (KB's Quilting)

Whistlepig Creek Productions
These prizes are open to US only.

Eight Prizes, one each for eight lucky winners:

Prize #51

winner: Kathy @ Kwilty PleasuresA Bundle that includes Whistlepig Creek Productions' latest fabric line called "Ink Blossoms" with RJR  

Prize #52

winner: Sharon (Vroomans Quilts)
Prize #53
winner: Juanita (CatMama)
Missy Shay

Prize #54
winner: Beaquilter

Prize #55
winner: Kearstie (KB's Quilting)

Prize #56
winner: Ruth (Country Log Cabin)

Prize #57
winner: Toni (A Quilty Conscience)

Prize #58
winner: Connie (Freemotion by the River)

Prize #59
winner:  Wont-to-be-a-quilter
Indygo JunctionOne lucky winner will receive a prize bundle of a pattern and fabric for:

Holiday Purseonalities pattern (printed)

and a fabric pack of crossroads denim.

Prize #60

winner: Kearstie (KB's Quilting)
Leah Day Designs
This prize is open to participants from all over the world

A copy of "365 Free Motion Quilting Designs", by Leah Day (PDF copy)

Prize #61
winner: Tone's Hobby Krok

This page will be updating throughout the year, providing links to the current challenges:

  Email SewCalGal email address copyif you have questions.

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Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Thank you for organizing such a great challenge. It was such a joy to make holiday gifts all year long! Will be emailing you with my info. Again, to you and all the wonderful sponsor..heartfelt thanks. It was my Kwilty Pleasure!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Thank you so much for a wonderful challenge and all your work! What wonderful sponsors also! Merry Christmas and I will be emailing my info to you also.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Thank you for hosting and organizing such a fun challenge thru the year. It certainly helped me keep on track to get so many thing finished ahead of time to make for a more stress free Holiday. And thank you to all the wonderful sponsors.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

You've done so much with this all year long. Thank you for such dedication.

Lisa Marie said...

Thanks so much to you and your sponsors. I've enjoyed seeing all the projects that were made and I'm thrilled that the challenge encouraged me to make lots of gifts through the year. I'll send my information shortly. Thanks again!

Barb said...

What a fun challenge this was, you always do a fantastic job in organizing things and puling it off wonderfully. There are some really amazing ladies out there and it is fun to see what they do. Thanks for the prize, what fun!!

barbara woods said...

thanks so much, have really enjoyed this challenge. did you get my emails?

Can't Stop Stitchin said...

Thank you SewCal Gal. It was fun and look forward to doing the pattern I won #25 by Patrick Lose for Christmas. My grandchildren will really enjoy Rudolf. So nice to have all these projects finished in time for Christmas gifts.
Godspeed and Merry Christmas

Dana Gaffney said...

I'm a little sad to see this end, there were so many great ideas and beautiful gifts to get ideas from. As usual, thanks for all your hard work, you sure know how to throw a party.

Jocelyn said...

Congratulations to the winners for their diligence throughout the year.

Needled Mom said...

Congratulations to all of the winners.